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Palm Springs Gay & Lesbian Film Festival Coming This Summer

Palm Springs Cultural Center is adding a major event to its calendar of happenings - The Palm Springs Gay & Lesbian Film Festival - to be held at Camelot Theatres in Palm Springs from Friday, July 25 through Thursday, July 31, 2008. The festival will present a varied combination of feature films, documentaries, and short films, and is now accepting submissions of films created by and/or about thematic issues relevant to the LGBT community. "We're establishing this new film event as a focal point...

Malibu International Film Festival line up

9th Annual Malibu International Film Festival Announces LineUp & ScheduleThe 9th Annual Malibu International Film Festival, scheduled to take place, April4-6, 2008 in Malibu, California, announces on Monday the complete official selection of films to premiere and screen at this years prestigious boutique festival. Frank Giarmona, Festival Creative Director announced today Malibu Film Festival is a destination festival that offers something for everyone. This is both a community and a film indust...

California Theatre in San Jose, California

Photo: Craig vonWaaden

California Theatre in San Jose, California

Photo: Craig vonWaaden

San Francisco Film Society Elects New Board Members

The San Francisco Film Society announces the appointment of Carla Emil, James H. Herbert II, Celeste Meier and Suzie Reider to its board of directors as it continues to expand its annual calendar of film programs, including the acclaimed SFFS Education Program, and prepares to present the 51st edition of the San Francisco International Film Festival, the longest-running film festival in the Americas. The four new SFFS board members bring a wealth of experience from their professional and philant...

The Man of Two Havanas Screens at the Santa Barbara International Film Festival

Vivien Lesnik Weisman thought that hearing the sound of gunshots as a child was a normal occurance. Her father, Max Lesnick, is a former Castro confidant and an important and controversial figure in the Cuban community. He is also the subject of this film. In this audio interview, Vivien talks about the project while at the Santa Barbara International Film Festival's Fund for Santa Barbara Social Justice Award Reception. To see a trailer of the film, visit: 5:25 minutes (1.24 MB)

Opening Night at the Santa Barbara Film Festival

Santa Barbara International Film Festival Day One : Opening Night Film: Definitely, Maybe “I like to be manipulated.” I heard one of my male film-going companions state this when talking about why he liked Definitely, Maybe. I don’t think he’s getting in touch with his feminine side as much as he is commenting on his film-going personality. After all, this is why we go see films oftentimes: to be manipulated. To have our tears jerked, to feel something, to follow along on the trials, tri...

EPFF Free Winter Film Series

With a mission to educate, inspire, and advance a greater appreciation of independent film, the Estes Park Film Festival is proud to present the EPFF Free Film Series at the Estes Park Public Library. Each month, films from previous Estes Park Film Festivals will be presented for free in the library's Hondius Room followed by a brief discussion. The next film series screening will take place Monday, January 21st at 6:00 PM, and will showcase the award winning documentary "Plagues & Plea...

Tribute to Julie Christie at Santa Barbara

The 23rd installment of the Santa Barbara International Film Festival (SBIFF) presents its film line-up for 2008, featuring 215 films including 20 World Premieres, 22 U.S. Premieres and a rich selection of films representing 49 countries. The Festival takes place over 11 days beginning Thursday, January 24, through Sunday, February 3.“The Festival has continuously grown in stature,” commented SBIFF Director Roger Durling, “and this year’s film slate certainly reflects that. We’re ver...

Kodak Offers Film Professionals An Unbeatable Resource For Its 7th Year at AFI! (Day 3)

Often imitated, but never equaled, Kodak CONNECT is back at AFI FEST for its seventh straight year. The Kodak CONNECT program provides AFI FEST filmmakers with access to leading professionals from every corner of the film community through a series of scheduled, one-on-one meetings, as well as more informal lunches, breakfasts and cocktail hours. These film professionals offer AFI FEST filmmakers fresh insight and ex

Kodak Offers Film Professionals An Unbeatable Resource For Its 7th Year at AFI! (Day 3)

Often imitated, but never equaled, Kodak CONNECT is back at AFI FEST for its seventh straight year. The Kodak CONNECT program provides AFI FEST filmmakers with access to leading professionals from every corner of the film community through a series of scheduled, one-on-one meetings, as well as more informal lunches, breakfasts and cocktail hours. These film professionals offer AFI FEST filmmakers fresh insight and ex

Welcome to coming soon

LA Femme Film Festival is a premier festival that focuses on women filmmakers' platforming their commercial films for the world wide audience. It is a Festival for those women who want to have an equal opportunity in commercial entertainment desiring to change, enhance, or become leaders in the industry as a Director, Writer, Producer or Director of Photography. Film Festival Dates & Location:Date: October 11-14, 2007 Location: Fine Arts Theatre Venue 1 & 2PARTY INFORMATION LA FEMME PARTY SCHEDU...


EIGHTH ANNUAL KIDS FIRST! BEST DAY AND AWARDS CELEBRATIONOCTOBER 7TH AT CALAMIGOS RANCH IN MALIBUSPECIAL APPEARANCE BY PALMER-VISION AWARD WINNER MALLORY LEWIS AND LAMB CHOPFeaturing a Special 20th Anniversary Screening of "The Princess Bride" (Santa Fe, NM)—The Coalition for Quality Children’s Media is proud to announce that its 8th Annual KIDS FIRST! Best Day and Awards Celebration will take place Sunday, October 7th at the magnificent Calamigos Ranch in Malibu, CA.  This year...

2007 Wine Country Film Festival Highlights

The popular roving Wine Country Film Festival presented another stellar program of movies in three communities - Sonoma, American Canyon and Napa - north of the Golden Gate Bridge. In addition to world and American films, the fest offered Arctic Tale and No Reservations which made their regional debuts in the festival. WCFF’s approach to programming singles out the best in domestic and international titles in unique groupings such as Cinema of Conscience – films addressing social and pol...

Santa Monica International Film Festival Awards

The 2007 Santa Monica International Film Festival completed it’s return to the city on Monday evening, August 6th, with the Closing Night party at the Oceanside Ma’Kai Restaurant-Lounge Bar. The night’s cocktail party was an awards event honoring festival filmmakers and the best of the weekend’s extraordinary films. “It was incredible the way the festival was received by filmmakers, residents, and visitors to the city,” said David Katz, Festival Director. “We couldn’t be happ...

In Kino Veritas at Wine Country Film Festival

Steve Ashton, founder, brains, and Number-One Honcho of the exclusive California "Wine Country Film Festival", is a fairly well-known figure on the European festival circuit, for he not only shows up regularly at some of the best ones in search of off-beat flicks for his own festival, but -- and this is what he's really known for -- sponsors a California Wine-tasting party at Berlin every chilly February to warm shivering festivaleers up a bit between mid-winter screenings. As northern Californ...

The 2nd Annual Estes Park Film Festival Announces Official Selections

The 2nd Annual Estes Park Film Festival Announces Official Selections Showcasing over 50 independent films from around the world, the 2nd Annual Estes Park Film Festival will take place September 14-16 at the Historic Park Theatre in downtown Estes Park, Colorado.  Built in 1913, the Park Theatre is one of the oldest movie theatres still operating in America.  In addition to the Park Theatre, suspense and horror films will screen at the Historic Stanley Hotel, which is famous for its inspirat...

New Executive Director in place for 8th Ojai Film Festival

Looking to grow its exceptional profile and build on its reputation for excellence, one of Southern California’s film festival gems has just added a new executive director. Laurie Kirby is now directing the Ojai Film Festival and fostering its mission of “Enriching the Human Spirit Through Film.” Kirby, former Executive Director of the Newport International Film Festival, has switched coasts as she readies the Ojai Film Festival for this year’s event October 4-7, 2007. The 2007 Ojai Fil...

Get ready for Brainwash Drive-In/Bike-In/Walk-In Movie Festival

The 13th Annual Brainwash Drive-In/Bike-In/Walk-In Movie Festival will kick off on Friday & Saturday, July 6th & 7th, 2007. Shows at 9:00 p.m.You just need to get to the Alliance for West Oakland Development Parking Lot, 1357 5th St. at Mandela Parkway, Oakland, CA. See a map.How: Sit in your car, or bring a chair to sit outside, and watch movies "magically" projected onto a giant screen. Sound is broadcast into your car or boom box using the wonder of frequency modulation ("FM") — in stereo!...

Celebrating Latino Community Leaders in San Diego!

Student Filmmakers Screen Short Films Celebrating Latino Community Leaders in San Diego!Wednesday, June 27th at 6:30 PMat the Third Floor Auditorium of the Central Public Library/ 820 E Street (between 8th and 9th Avenues)* Teen Producers & Documentary interviewees will be in attendanceMedia Arts Center San Diego's Teen Producers Project will screen four videos from it's Voices of Change project. Young people living in the San Diego neighborhoods of Barrio Logan, Downtown, Golden Hill, North P...

23rd Festroia Is Dedicated To Mario Ventura

Thursday, May 31------The 23rd edition of Festroia: Festival Internacional de Cinema, which opens tomorrow evening in the seaside resort of Setubal, Portugal,  is dedicated to Festival founder Mario Ventura, who passed away last year. Ventura founded the Festival in 1985 after a celebrated career in both Portugal and Spain as a respected journalist and writer. He had published more than fifteen books, including short stories, novels and biographical works. The Public Library in Setubal, where t...

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Malibu Fest only a week away from opening

On Friday April 13, 2007, the curtains will open for the 8th Malibu International Film Festival with the Opening Night Films at 7:30 p.m.: "The Toll", "Life is Short", "Hollow", "Lance is a Jerk", "Greetings From Earth", "Love Hollywood Style". Films screening at 9:30 p.m.: "Moe + Les", "Still Life", "The Falling Man", "Pretty Dead Flowers", "Damaged Goods", "The Drifter". Tickets $10.The celebration continues with a Red Carpet After Party located at Bergamont Station Arts Center with DJ Jason B...


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