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Jennifer Tilly @ Florida Film Festival

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Jennifer Tilly will attend the 17th Annual Florida Film Festival’s closing weekend festivities, April 5-6. Tilly will participate in two events that are open to the public. Festival goers and Tilly fans can get up close and personal during “An Evening with Jennifer Tilly” at Enzian Theater, Friday, April 4 at 7:15 p.m. Attendees will enjoy a screening of the Woody Allen film Bullets Over Broadway, the 1994 sensation that earned Tilly an Academy Award nomination for her portrayal of the a...

Young @ Heart will open Florida Film Festival

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ENZIAN announced today that the Opening Night Film for the 17th Annual Florida Film Festival, March 28 through April 6, is the southeast premiere of Young @ Heart, directed by British director Stephen Walker. Young @ Heart tells the story of a New England senior citizens chorus that defies expectations and delights audiences worldwide with its unique covers of songs—everything from The Clash to Coldplay, James Brown to Talking Heads, The Zombies to Dylan, has been part of their eclectic reper...

Florida Film Festival line-up for the Documentary Film and Narrative Feature Film categories

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ENZIAN announced today the line-up of films selected for the Documentary Film and Narrative Feature Film categories of the American Independent Competition for the 17th Annual Florida Film Festival, March 28 through April 6. Two world premieres and seven East Coast premieres were selected, with 15 filmmakers making their feature debut and 5 female directors are represented among the 10 narrative films and 10 documentaries."The scope of cinematic expression in this year's Festival is found n...

Florida film festival announces juries

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ENZIAN announced today the members of the American Independent Competition juries awarding prizes at the 17th Annual Florida Film Festival, which runs March 28 through April 6. The juries collectively are comprised of nine individuals from the film and entertainment community, each of whom brings a unique perspective and range of experience. The jurors include:NARRATIVE FEATURE COMPETITION• Effie T. Brown, Producer (Real Women Have Curves, In the Cut, Rocket Science)• David Laub, Acquisition...

Sarasota Fest set to celebrate 10th in april

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There is magic in the air! The 10th Anniversary of the Sarasota Film Festival is upon us and it promises to be one of the best years yet! Take a leap to the West Coast of Florida April 4th – April 13nd, 2008 and dive into the films, symposiums and of course, the parties. SFF draws filmmakers and celebrities from near and far. Familiar faces who have walked the red carpet include Robert Altman, William H. Macy, Felicity Huffman, Norman Jewison, Werner Herzog, Marcia Gay Harden, Joe Pantolian...

10th anniversary of the Sarasota Film Festival

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Please note that April 2008 marks the 10th anniversary of the Sarasota Film Festival. What began as a 3 day festival with 8 films and 3 events has grown into one of the leading film festivals in North America. The Sarasota Film Festival now boasts a 10 day program, with over 200 films, countless events and an attendance of over 50,000 people in 2007. The rolling white-sand beaches and crystalline waters of Sarasota combine with world-class cinema, star-studded parties and high-profile events ...

Stars En Route To South Florida

 Wednesday, October 17------------The Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival, which began its screenings this week and has its official Opening Night Film and Party this Friday, will welcome a bevvy of star names in the next few weeks to the South Florida oasis. Among the well known talents expected to attend are actors Eric Roberts (THE BUTCHER), Stephen Baldwin (MIDNIGHT CLEAR), Dennis Farina and Richard Kind (THE GRAND); and actors-turned-directors Frank Whaley (NEW YORK CITY SERENADE),...

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Miami Short Festival

The Miami Short Film Festival (MsFF), now in its sixth year, is pleased to announce an exciting collaboration with the University of Miami School of Communication (SoC).  This alliance forges new ground in the presentation of a broad array of domestic and international film-making talent to select Miami venues.  Film aficionados and general audiences alike will enjoy short films from around the world in four distin

Miami Short Film Festival expands with new alliances

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The Miami Short Film Festival (MsFF), now in its sixth year, is pleased to announce an exciting collaboration with the University of Miami School of Communication (SoC). This alliance forges new ground in the presentation of a broad array of domestic and international film-making talent to select Miami venues. Film aficionados and general audiences alike will enjoy short films from around the world in four distinctive categories: narrative, experimental, animation and documentary. ...

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Ian Black fourth President of Sarasota

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At the final SARASOTA FILM FESTIVAL Board meeting for fiscal 2007, Ian Black was sworn in and inducted as the fourth President of the Festival’s august Board. Black promised to continue the festival’s growth, advancement and programs initiated by his predecessors while indicating that he has plans for solidifying the festival’s fiscal and artistic well-being in this tenth anniversary year and beyond. During the last three years of outgoing President Neil McCurry’s term in office, the fe...

Winners Of The 12th Palm Beach International Film Festival

    Thursday, April 26-------The Palm Beach International Film Festival reached its climax this evening with the announcement of its jury and audience awards for Best Film, Best Documentary, Best Short Film, Best Director, Screenplay and Performances. Jury winners and Audience Choice Awards were announced at the Closing Night Awards Ceremony held at the Delray Beach Marriott, the official Festival hotel.   The Award for Best Feature Film went to TIED HANDS, a family drama from Israel, direct...

Winners Of The 12th Palm Beach International Film Festival

  Thursday, April 26-------The Palm Beach International Film Festival reached its climax this evening with the announcement of its jury and audience awards for Best Film, Best Documentary, Best Short Film, Best Director, Screenplay and Performances. Jury winners and Audience Choice Awards were announced at the Closing Night Awards Ceremony held at the Delray Beach Marriott, the official Festival hotel.   The Award for Best Feature Film went to TIED HANDS, a family drama from Israel, directed ...

Night Of 1000 Stars

Friday, April 20-----The Sarasota Film Festival reaches its climax this evening with its legendary Night of 1000 Stars Tribute, which will begin at 9:30pm tonight at Michael's On East (a venue change from the Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall). The Festival will be paying tribute to a stellar group of film industry luminaries, including  an Excellence in Producing Award for IFC Entertainment president Jonathan Sehring (BOYS DON'T CRY, MEN WITH GUNS, WAKING LIFE, GRAY'S ANATOMY), a Lif...

Palm Beach Opens With Pizazz

Friday, April 20----The 12th edition of the Palm Beach International Film Festival opened last evening with pizazz......with the US Premiere of THE GOLDEN DOOR by Italian director Emanuelle Crialese, with the film's lead actor Vincenzo Amato in attendance. The film, a moving chronicle of the journey of one family from Sicily to America in the early years of the 20th Century, won the Silver Lion Award at the Venice Film Festival. Amato, who plays the patriarch of the family, was especiall...

Child Star Margaret O'Brien To Be Honored At Palm Beach Film Festival

 Tuesday, April 17-----The 12th Annual Palm Beach International Film Festival (PBIFF), which begins this Thursday evening, will honor former child star Margaret O’Brien with the Legend In Film Award at its black-tie Awards Gala at the Boca Raton Resort & Club on Saturday evening, April 21st. Earlier on Saturday,  Ms. O’Brien will appear at a special mid-day screening of MEET ME IN ST. LOUIS (1943), her best known film, at the Sunrise Theatres, Mizner Park in Boca Raton. Following the s...

Child Star Margaret O'Brien To Be Honored

 Tuesday, April 17-----The 12th Annual Palm Beach International Film Festival (PBIFF), which begins this Thursday evening, will honor former child star Margaret O’Brien with the Legend In Film Award at its black-tie Awards Gala at the Boca Raton Resort & Club on Saturday evening, April 21st. Earlier on Saturday,  Ms. O’Brien will appear at a special mid-day screening of MEET ME IN ST. LOUIS (1943), her best known film, at the Sunrise Theatres, Mizner Park in Boca Raton. Following the s...

Sarasota Film Festival Opens With Its Head In The Stars

Friday, April 13----The Sarasota Film Festival opens this evening with its head in the stars......courteosy of the East Coast premiere of the Sundance Film Festival sleeper hit IN THE SHADOW OF THE MOON. This dazzling documentary feature film, which won the Audience Award in the World Cinema Competition at Sundance, is a visually exhilirating account of the triumphs and tragedies of the Apollo space program, as recalled by the astronauts and technicians who made the giant leap into the next st...

Sun And Celluloid: Palm Beach International Film Festival

 Thursday, April 12----Few places in the world have the instant recognition and the glamorous reputation of Palm Beach, on the fabled Gold Coast of Florida. A playground for the rich and famous for more than a century, Palm Beach (and its sister city West Palm Beach and surrounding towns Boca Raton, Delray Beach, Lake Worth and others) has also built its reputation over the years as a place of cultural excellence and diversity. Those qualities are on abundant display as the Palm Beach Internat...

Former Filmfestivals.com staffer Patrick de Bokay new Miami Fest Director

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Patrick de Bokay had opened the LA office of filmfestivals.com in 2000 Filmfestivals team sends him a warm salute and is happy to see Patrick get even closer to his festival management passion declared Bruno Chatelin from the festivals portal. Patrick and Bruno had worked together for a while when both worked for Fox theatrical arm in France.Miami Dade College (MDC) President Dr. Eduardo J. Padrón joined the team from the Miami International Film Festival (MIFF), which is presented by Miami Dad...

Miami Festival closes with The Heart of the Earth

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The Miami International Film Festival (MIFF), presented by Miami Dade College (MDC), closes the 24th annual Festival Sunday, March 11 with the World Premiere of The Heart of the Earth (Spain/UK/Portugal) from director Antonio Cuadri and starring Actress Catalina Sandino Moreno (Maria Full of Grace). Scheduled to attend the 8:30 p.m. screening at the Gusman Center for the Performing Arts are director Antonio Cuadri, actress Catalina Sandino Moreno, executive producer William Dietrich, producers L...

South American films get US distribution at Miami Fest

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Miami International Film Festival (MIFF) festival director Nicole Guillemet announced today that three films screening at MIFF received North American distribution deals. "The films truly celebrate the spirit of the festival and is another step towards growth for the festival further establishing it as a marketplace where filmmakers have the opportunity to seek and find distribution,” said Guillemet. “This has always been a part of my vision for the festival and to see it come to fruition is...

Tune In To Coverage of the Miami International Film Festival

Friday, March 2-----Sandy Mandelberger, the editor of AWARDS WATCH, is currently attending the Miami International Film Festival. I invite our regular readers to follow coverage of the films, filmmakers and special events taking place in Miami from March 2 to 11. New postings for the AWARDS WATCH  site will resume the week of March 12th. Until then, as they say in the tropics, I wish you a sun-sational time.....Miami Film Festival Online Dailies Coverage: www.miami.fest21.comSandy Mandelberger,...

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