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Call for Submissions: The 3nd Annual West Virginia Mountaineer Short Film Festival

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  The 3nd Annual West Virginia Mountaineer Short Film Festival   The deadline for submission is April 1, 2012   Submissions The West Virginia University Department of Art is pleased to announce a call for entries to the 3rd annual West Virginia Mountaineer Short Film Festival. We seek independent, unique and compelling work in film, video and animation. All interested artists, filmmakers, multimedia enthusiasts are encouraged to submit...

The Trip

Director: Bartosz Kruhlik.
A 13-year old Asia goes on an excursion with her grandfather. Grandpa teaches her how to drive a scooter, shows her the beauty of nature. He's got also something to tell her...

2nd Annual New York City International Film Festival Opening Night Awards

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By Maria Esteves – August 29, 2011 The 2nd Annual New York City International Film Festival 2011 (NYCIFF11) Opening Night Jury Awards presented by Roberto Rizzo honored the best films of 2011 by emerging and established filmmakers from around the world at the Hudson theatre, Thursday, August 18, 8:00 PM. The award presenters were actor M. Macaluso, T. Iz, E. Thai, I. Yako, L. Kruse, and NYCIFF founder Roberto Rizzo. In 2010, NYCIFF was founded by Roberto Rizzo. His vision is to intro...

NYCIFF 2011: Interview with The Last Gamble Filmmaker Joe E. Goodavage

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By Maria Esteves – August 10, 2011 Turning life experiences about addiction into films to encourage others, Joe E. Goodavage (JEG) is an award-winning filmmaker defined by his passion to give people the opportunity to be their very best on the set. In 1996, Goodavage began his career in the film industry. In 2008, Goodavage became co-owner of Last Gamble Productions, LLC, in New York. He produced and directed over 75 commercials; his television shows The Sports Edge and Performing Arts ...

2011 WV FILMMAKERS FESTIVAL ACCEPTING FILMS THROUGH AUG 1

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The West Virginia Filmmakers Festival continues its 2011 Call for Entries, inviting filmmakers around the world to submit feature films, documentaries, shorts, animation and experimental works. Filmmakers from West Virginia and Appalachia are particularly encouraged to submit. The festival will run September 28 – October 2 at the Landmark Studio for the Arts and the Elk Theater in historic Sutton, WV. deadline for submission is August 1, with an extended deadline of August 15. Cash prizes wi...

Call For Entries: 11th Annual West Virginia FIlmmakers Festival

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The West Virginia Filmmakers Festival is launching its 2011 Call for Entries, inviting filmmakers around the world to submit feature films, documentaries, shorts, animation and experimental works. The festival will run September 28 – October 2 at the Landmark Studio for the Arts and the Elk Theater in historic Sutton, WV. deadline for submission is August 1, with an extended deadline of August 15. Cash prizes will be awarded in the following categories: Narrative Feature, $200 ...

Mountainfilm 2011 Special Guests Include:

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  Baffin Babes There are no babes like the Baffin Babes. Vera, Emma, Inge and Kristin- four Scandinavian girls who tackled a burly 1,200-km ski trip across Baffin Island in the Canadian Arctic in 2009-will talk about the challenges of their expedition, including sleeping in a tent in 40 below with polar bears as their closest neighbors. Wade Davis Wade Davis is an Explorer-in-Residence at the National Geographic Society. He holds degrees in anthropology and biology and a Ph.D...

THE TILLMAN STORY- Q and A.

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THE TILLMAN STORY- Q and A.   THE TILLMAN STORY (USA, 2010) by director Amir Bar-Lev is a documentary about the football player Pat Tillman who gave up a multimillion dollar career in professional American football to go to war with the Army Rangers in 2002. He sacrificed personal success to fight alongside his brothers in war, a decision which for him was deeply personal. While in Iraq, Pat was tragically killed by ‘friendly fire’ (his own men). After his death he b...

THE TILLMAN STORY- Q and A.

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THE TILLMAN STORY- Q and A.   THE TILLMAN STORY (USA, 2010) by director Amir Bar-Lev is a documentary about the football player Pat Tillman who gave up a multimillion dollar career in professional American football to go to war with the Army Rangers in 2002. He sacrificed personal success to fight alongside his brothers in war, a decision which for him was deeply personal. While in Iraq, Pat was tragically killed by ‘friendly fire’ (his own men). After his death he b...

West Virginia Filmmaker's Festival

MISSION & OBJECTIVE
The West Virginia Filmmaker Festival is a dedicated to the promotion of WV Filmmakers and Video Artists by the exhibition of films which exemplify the West Virginia spirit of independence. We strive to give forum to the Mountain State's best and most inventive new video artists while promoting the state to filmmakers outside of West Virginia.

ABOUT THE FESTIVAL
The West Virginia FIlmmakers Festival is the original Film Festival dedicated to films by and for West Virginia. Held every fall in beautiful Sutton, West Virginia, the festival has showcased the best and brightest filmmakers from the Mountain State, and beyond. The First Festival was held in the spring of 2001 showcasing some of West Virginia's best filmmakers at the Landmark Studio for the Arts in Historic Sutton, West Virgina. In 2010 The West Virginia Filmmaker's Guild took over production of the festival.

The WVFF focuses on creating a communal atmosphere between the makers, students, and audiences of their films. We make our filmmakers our top priority by encouraging feedback, networking and workshops among the filmmakers. Filmmakers should leave our weekend with a myriad of new friends and collaborators

Cash prizes are given in the categories of: Best Student Film, Best Narrative Short, Best Experimental/Music Video/Animation, Best Documentary Short, Best Documentary Feature, Best Narrative Feature, and Best Film. Additionally, the festival annually awards the WV Filmmaker of the Year award to the individual whose work has had the biggest impact on WV filmmaking during that calendar year.

The 2nd annual West Virginia Mountaineer Short Film Festival

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The 2nd West Virginia Mountaineer Short Film Festival April 30th  and May 1st, 2011 The Electronic Media Area of the West Virginia University Department of Art is pleased to announce a call for entries to the 2nd annual West Virginia Mountaineer Short Film Festival. We seek independent, unique and compelling work in film, video and animation. All interested artists, filmmakers, and multimedia enthusiasts are encouraged to submit. Student submissions are also encouraged. Send us your work! ...

CanToo Film Festival

CanToo Film Festival is accepting films with great moral stories. Films screened at the festival are "Indie Cliche" free. Just make sure your film fits the guidelines on content.

Films will be screened in the USA at the Starlight Open Air Theater as well as locations in Europe.

The movies are judged by jury members including North America, South America, and Europe.

My First Report

Director: Ian Rodgers.
Ian Rodgers does his first video YouTube report on Percy Jackson's The Titan's Curse, and uploaded it to YouTube.

55th Village Voice OBIE Awards

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By: Maria Esteves – May 22, 2010 The 55th Annual 2010 Village Voice OBIE Awards honoring Off-Broadway and Off-Off-Broadway theater exceptional achievements of 2009-2010, co-hosted by Tony Award winners Michael Cerveris and Anika Noni Rose (2001 OBIE Award winner, Eli's Comin') were held at the historical Webster Hall ballroom, New York, Monday, May 17, 8:00 pm. This year’s award presenters were J. Smith Cameron, Viola Davis, Marin Ireland, Linda Lavin, Hamish Linklater, Sam Rockwell, ...

Tribeca FF Films Come To You

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Economic blues got you counting your pennies? Volcanic ash delaying your flight to New York? Can't get motivated to get dressed and come downtown? Afraid to be seen in public? Well, if you are a cinema lover and cannot quite overcome your own neuroses or spewing volcanos to attend this year's Tribeca Film Festival, don't despair.....the Festival is now coming to you. Tribeca Film, supported by founding partner American Express, has acquired the rights to distribute 12 independent films ...

STILL BILL Premieres to Sold Out Crowd in New York

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By Maria Esteves - March 2, 2010 The Opening Night New York Premiere documentary of STILL BILL, co-directed by Damani Baker and Alex Vlack, commenced January 27 - 28, 2010, at the IFC Center, New York. Grammy Award winning singer, songwriter, and musician Bill Withers appeared for a special Q&A session following the two sold out opening screenings with filmmakers Damani Baker and Alex Vlack. STILL BILL played at the IFC Center for a week. Arrivals at the opening night included artist...

The West Virginia Mountaineer Short Film Festival

The West Virginia Mountaineer Short Film Festival; celebrating artistry, imagination, and independent thought in video and multimedia. Screening works under 20 minutes, programming categories include: documentary, narrative, animation/experimental, student films, and works that focus on Appalachian culture and themes. This year, in addition to screening narrative, documentary, animation and experimental works, we have established a thematic category for works that explore issues relating to energy.

Tribeca Film Festival line up announced

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The 2009 Tribeca Film Festival, presented by American Express, the founding sponsor of the Festival, today announced its remaining out-of-competition feature film selections in the Encounters, Spotlight, Showcase, Restored/Rediscovered and Midnight sections. The 2009 Tribeca Film Festival will take place from April 22 to May 3, 2009 in lower Manhattan and will feature not only film screenings, but also an array of free community events designed to share the Festival experience with as many New Y...

West Virginia International Film Festival

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