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Three talented young Ethiopian Filmmakers just finished a once-in a-lifetime experience when they spent a week in Monte Carlo and at the Cannes Film Festival, attending film screenings and premieres, participating in meetings, workshops, and seminars, and being feted at dinners and parties, and presenting their own work. Filmmakers Henok Mebratu, Olisarali Olibui and Yidnekachew Shumete, are participants of an educ

Young Ethiopian Filmmakers just finished a once-in a-lifetime experience with a trip to Cannes

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                Three talented young Ethiopian Filmmakers just finished a once-in a-lifetime experience when they spent a week in Monte Carlo and at the Cannes Film Festival, attending film screenings and premieres, participating in meetings, workshops, and seminars, and being feted at dinners and parties, and presenting their own work. Filmmakers Henok Mebratu, Olisarali Olibui and Yidnekachew...

The Tribeca Film Institute (TFI) today announced the recipient of the 2012 Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Student Grand Jury Prize f

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Grainger David of NYU's Tisch School of the Arts to Receive Financial Support, Supervision and Guidance from the Tribeca Film Institute as the Winner  of Sloan's Prize for Science-Themed Screenplay. Sloan Has Awarded over $3.5 Million in Direct Grants to Film Students Since 1997   The Tribeca Film Institute (TFI) today announced the recipient of the 2012 Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Student Grand Jury Prize for Screenwriting. Penny Stock by Grainger David of NYU's Tisch School of...

Film Independent announces two new co Presidents

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The Film Independent Board Chairman Bill Condon announced that Senior Director Sean Mc Manus and Director of Artist Development Josh Welsh have been appointed to newly created positions of Co-Presidents. They succeed Executive Director Dawn Hudson, who departed in June to join the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences as CEO. In their new positions, Mc Manus and Welsh will work together to lead the organization and run its year-round programs that nurture independent filmmakers and ex...

New York Indian Film Festival expands Film schools partnerships

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  With its mission to help foster a new generation of filmmakers, the 11th annual New York Indian Film Festival has announced three partnerships with prestigious film schools in New York and India that will allow directors to have their stories reach a wider platform.  The oldest festival for Indian cinema in the United States will partner with award-winning filmmaker Subhash Ghai's Whistling Woods International, The Department of Cinema Studies at Tisch, NYU, and the New York Film Academy...

New York: Independent Film Week

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Formerly known as the Independent Feature Project Market, the Independent Film Week now consists of the Independent Filmmaker Conference and the Project Forum celebrated its 32nd anniversary from September 19-23, 2010 at New York’s Fashion Institute of Technology. Arranged by IFP it is the longest running networking and educational event for independent film makers. According to IFP the organization has been involved in the production of 7000 films and has assisted 20,000 filmmakers since it...

Independent Film Week Swarms New York

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  Independent Film Week, a multi-layered program of screenings, conferences, co-production networking events and filmmaker pitch sessions has kicked off the New York film season with a vengeance. Under the auspices of the Independent Feature Project (IFP), the venerable filmmakers organization, this year's event involves both professionals and film buffs in a dizzying schedule of activities around the city of New York from September 19 to 23. The Independent Film Week kicked off w...

Artistic Film Clapperboards On View

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  So, you may be saying.....what exactly is a film clapperboard? Well, since the beginning of films, the clapperboard has  been used to visually introduce scenes so that a director and editor can organize their shots. While some prefer the new digital clapperboards, many filmmakers prefer the traditional wooden ones. Not only are a kind of nostalgia for the classic period of cinema but the loud "thwack" they make when they are closed is a sound that technicians, actors and di...

Two-year filmmaking conservatory program

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Two-Year Conservatory students learn the fundamentals of visual and dramatic storytelling through the production of a series of short films in year one, as outlined in the One-Year Filmmaking Program. They then build on this foundation in the second year as they focus on feature filmmaking as well as music video and commercial production. Conservatory students receive over 2,000 hours of hands-on instruction and actual production experience. Students will complete the Two-Year Program having mad...

About the New York Film Academy

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The New York Film Academy is honored to be the acting and film school of choice of many Hollywood filmmakers and actors who have sent a son or daughter to study with us. They include Steven Spielberg, Kevin Kline, Al Pacino, Robert Downey Jr., Jamie Foxx, Jodie Foster, Pierce Brosnan, Susan Sarandon and Tim Robbins, Bono(U2), directors Stephen Frears, Peter Bogdonavich, Roger Donaldson, James L. Brooks among others. The New York Film Academy was founded on the philosophy that "learning b...

Choosing a Film School

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Choosing a film school is no small task. Some film schools can cost you upwards of $65,000 for your total enrolment fees. Choosing the right film school is no small decision. Before you enroll in a film course you are going to want to analyze two very important things. Firstly, you’ll want to understand your own film goals and ambitions. Do you want to direct films, do you want to write scripts or do you want to work on cinematography? Each film school will have different strengths and weakn...

Festival of Film Schools kicks in Munich

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27th Munich International Festival of Film Schools (November 17 - 24, 2007)On Sunday, November 18, Munich's Lord Mayor Christian Ude will officially open the 27th Munich International Festival of Film Schools in the ARRI Cinema. After the screenings, the roughly 50 film students from around the world will be celebrating their participation at the Max-Emanuel-Brauerei.The opening night film is a world premiere. A thesis film from Munich's University of Television and Film, director Tim Trachte's ...

New York IFP September networking muscle

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Established in 1979, the New York IFP (Independent Feature Film Project) Market as side bar to the New York Film Festival and a response to block buster Hollywood has become an indispensable tool for aspiring and newly established producers, directors and screen writers to check the pulse of the independent film industry and launch their projects. What started as a screening venue for independent productions close to thirty years ago which had little support from the industry has turned into a...

New York Film: Uptown and Downtown

 Monday, September 17---------The New York film season begins in earnest this week, with parallel events in uptown and downtown Manhattan that turn the Big Apple into a veritable "subway series". Uptown, specifically at the famed Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts complex on Manhattan's Upper West Side, the Press and Industry Screenings of the 45th edition of the New York Film Festival began its three week run. Downtown, in Manhattan's artsy Soho district, the Independent Feature ...

Eicar Film School goes to Cannes

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The International Film School of Paris - EICAR offered a unique experience of Cannes to 30 of its most motivated students who become reporters for a week at the leading festival in the World.The Accreditation Process began in early march and offered 30 happy students the unique chance to mingle, discover the "behind the scenes" elements of Cannes, interview filmmakers, actors, producers, festival directors...They were guided by their teachers and staff from Paris and Cannes.Some of them were acc...

NY IFP Market Proves Central for Independents

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New York’s IFP Market Proves Central for IndependentsIndependent productions are multiplying exponentially, driven by funding from an expanding film industry, an unending number of film school graduates, the multiplication of distribution technologies and, last not lest, ever cheapening production technologies. Whereas Emanuel Levy counted only 50 independent productions in 1998 and 1000 in 1998, only six years later the number jumped to about 2000 last year with no end count in sight. I...

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