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Goran Paskaljevic to chair the Official Jury at the 58th San Sebastian Festival

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Goran Paskaljevic to chair the Official Jury at the 58th San Sebastian Festival The make-up artist, Jo Allen, actor José Coronado, directors Claudia Llosa, Raya Martin, Pablo Trapero and Lucy Walker are the other six members of the Official Jury ...

BLUE Ocean Film Festival awards in Monterey

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BLUE Ocean Film Festival announced the festival’s 2010 award winning films at the BLUE Carpet Awards held at the Golden State Theater in Monterey. The award ceremony also honored great leaders in ocean conservation. The Best of Festival award went to “Bag It!” by Reel Thing. The film follows a self-proclaimed “average guy” who undertakes a global pilgrimage to explore the plastic in our world and to understand its impact on the health of our bodies and our world. The film also debunks ...

Presentation of the Santa Cruz Film Festival

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Honoring today's most creative independent moving image artists, SCFF presents Audience Awards for Narrative Feature, Documentary Feature, Short Narrative, Short Documentary, Animated Work, Experimental Work, Student-Produced Work, Youth-Produced Work, and Locally-Produced Work. Jury Prizes are awarded in the Narrative Feature, Documentary Feature, Emerging Filmmaker and EarthVision Environmental Film categories. Director of Programming Julian Soler commented, "Over the past nine years, the San...

Santa Cruz Film Festival Announces its Call for Entries

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The Santa Cruz Film Festival (SCFF), a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to the support and promotion of moving image arts in California’s Greater Monterey Bay Area, announces the call for entries for its tenth season, May 5-14, 2011.  One of the largest and most prominent cultural events in the Central Coast, SCFF is committed to showcasing new moving image art from around the globe, and blending it with one-of-a-kind interactive experiences featuring local artists, dancers and oth...

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The Sausalito Film Festival returns for second edition

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The Sausalito Film Festival returns the weekend of August 13-15 for a second year in its idyllic home at Cavallo Point, the LEED Gold Certified eco-resort on the San Francisco Bay at the foot of the Golden Gate Bridge. The three-day experiential festival pairs screenings with relevant events from live music performances to stimulating panels that include filmmakers and thought provoking industry leaders in discussion about vital topics such as human rights, conservation, autism, health and welln...

Palm Springs ShortFest Panels

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ShortFest PanelsScreenings & Events A Buyers Market Friday, June 25, 1:00 PM Hilton Palm Springs Marketing Films Friday, June 25, 3:00 PM Hilton Palm Springs Indie Producers Speak Saturday, June 26, 11:00 AM Hilton Palm Springs Big Guns, Big Money Saturday, June 26, 1:00 PM Hilton Palm Springs Music to Your Ears Saturday, June 26, 3:00 PM Hilton Palm Springs Meet the Programmers Sunday, June 27, 10:30 AM Hilton Palm Springs Meet the Press Sunday, Jun...

First blog entry - Toby and Hettie make a movie

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Welcome to our blog for our films, but at the moment specifically for our latest film L'amour de Montparnasse.  It's our second major short film that we worked on together.  Toby as writer/director and myself as producer.  Our first film Alone about the Universe is 18 minutes and a sci-fi drama.  It was our first film that we sent off to festivals and at the time we were very new to the whole circuit so had no plan or strategy.  We picked up two international awards for best short and excel...

Muscle Beach Venice Reality Show

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As a sports and health writer in addition to my film industry involvement ,I attended the Annual Memorial day Muscle Beach Venice body builder contest which has now added a bikini contest. I was there to support my buddy , body builder Bill Howard ,who kept the tradition alive  in Muscle Beach  Venice .during the lean years and was there back in the day, at the original Santa Monica Muscle Beach which closed in 1959,along with Steve Reeves,Jack LaLanne and other well known muscle men,He was ...

Poppy Jasper Short Film Festival

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The Poppy Jasper Short Film Festival invites you to submit your film to our Withoutabox website (www.withoutabox.com) for competition in our seventh annual festival.  Our San Francisco Bay Area-based festival honors the vibrant film talent that creates short films (30 minutes or less). MovieMaker magazine last year called the Poppy Jasper Film Festival “one of the top 25” in the country for its focus on filmmaker experience. Two new special awards have been added to this year’s film f...

Twilight at the L.A. Film Festival turns Downtown into the new Uptown

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The L.A. Film Festival Directors have set the scene. And the Film Independent press conference today announced action. Downtown LA will be the stage for the 2010 Los Angeles Film Festival, with red carpet events such as the World Premiere of The Twilight Saga: Eclipse about to eclipse a lot of fine indie films but spotlight "a vibrant and burgeoning independent arts community in downtown Los Angeles".Over 16 years the L.A. Film Festival has shown itself worthy of its reputation as a world class ...

Winners of the Spring 2010 SFFS/KRF Filmmaking Grants

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The San Francisco Film Society and the Kenneth Rainin Foundation announced the five winners of the Spring 2010 SFFS/KRF Filmmaking Grants tonight at the Golden Gate Awards at Temple Nightclub - Prana Restaurant. The grants are given twice annually to filmmakers for narrative feature films with social justice themes that will have significant economic or professional impact on the Bay Area filmmaking community. The panelists who reviewed the finalists' submissions are Jacob Kornbluth, award-winni...

Got a minute short for the AIFF One-Minute Film Challenge

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The Anaheim International Film Festival, in conjunction with the Orange County Department of Education (OCDE), today launched the AIFF One-Minute Film Challenge, the first ever countywide effort to encourage student filmmaking at the middle and high school levels. Working under the guidance of teachers and parents, students will be invited to create, produce and direct a one-minute short film for submission to AIFF. Selected films will be screened at the AIFF One-Minute Film Challenge Showcase ...

HAPPY HOUR(S)

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It’s a little know fact that, when visiting Hearst Castle back in the day, David Niven was rumored to have said, “this is a lovely place to visit, the alcohol just flows like mud.” This is NOT the case at the LA Comedy Shorts Film Festival, quite the contrary in fact. If laughter is the best medicine, Ventura Limoncello Cocktails are the elixir that helps the medicine go down and down its going! Ventura Limoncello is making quite a name for itself and one of the biggest celebriti...

Palm Springs International ShortFest Extends Submission Deadline

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The Palm Springs International ShortFest has extended the deadline for film submissions to April 5, 2010. For entry forms and information visit www.psfilmfest.org ...

I Just Don't Care to be Launched This Week on You Tube! Accepted to Sonoma International Film Festival

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"I Just Don't Care," filmed in Chicago, will be launched this week!  This hip-video has also been accepted in the upcoming Sonoma International Film Festival in April. Lastly, this video is creating a buzz in  alternative schools with with at-risk student populations. Will be used by classroom teachers along with the online educational packet. ...

Winding Down

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Winding Down By Kimberly Deisler Could it possibly be day ten already? While the week was excruciatingly long in that everyone’s exhausted and choking with some kind of cough or cold, we’re finally here … on the last day of the festival. Although most of the world considers this to be Valentine’s Day, those in Santa Barbara are celebrating the local sweetheart with Jeff Bridges Day by screening all of his Oscar nominated films, The Last Picture Show, Thunderbolt...

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