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Interview with Award Winning Documentarian Ian Rosenberg

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By Maria Esteves - June 22, 2012   Ian Rosenberg (IR) is a producer and Award winning documentarian who lives in New York and married to co-director and producer Caroline Laskow. He is co-founder and member of OVO, a not-for-profit New York City arts collective. In 2003, Rosenberg co-produced the Award winning documentary “Ashtanga, NY.” In 2006, he produced “The World's Best Prom" and directed “Grand Street" documentary short. In 2009, his HBO Documentary “Fin...

Sweet Auburn Film Festival - Celebrating the 100th Anniversary of the Odd Fellows Building: The former home of the Royal Theatre

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The Sweet Auburn Film Festival Organization is an affiliate of MCBC Community Development, a nonprofit, whose efforts include empowering and improving the educational and social conditions of at-risk youth through film.  The Sweet Auburn Film Festival seeks to provide opportunities for independent film makers while simultaneously raising funds to develop short films, produced by local students, to be used during local and national mentoring and HIV prevention campaigns.  As such, the S...

21st NY Jewish Film Fest Closing Night World Premiere of Welcome to Kutsher’s: The Last Catskills Resorts

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By Maria Esteves – January 29, 2012 The 21st New York Jewish Film Festival 2012 (NYJFF2012) closing night world premiere documentary of Welcome to Kutsher’s: The Last Catskills Resorts, directed by Caroline Laskow and Ian Rosenberg was held at the Walter Reade Theater, Thursday, January 26, 2012. Presented by the Jewish Museum and the Film Society of Lincoln Center, the sold out world premiere documentary of Kutsher’s Country Club included entertainer actor/comedian Jerry Stiller (Still...

21st NY Jewish Film Fest Closing Night World Premiere of Welcome to Kutsher’s: The Last Catskills Resorts Photo Coverage

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By Maria Esteves – January 28, 2012 The 21st New York Jewish Film Festival 2012 (NYJFF2012) Closing Night World Premiere of Welcome to Kutsher’s: The Last Catskills Resorts, directed by Caroline Laskow and Ian Rosenberg was held at the Walter Reade Theater, Thursday, January 26, 2012. The sold out world premiere documentary of Kutsher’s Country Club included entertainer actor/comedian Jerry (Gerald Isaac) Stiller, cast members Helen Kutsher, and Celia Duffy. A special Q&A session im...

21st NY Jewish Film Fest Closing Night World Premiere of Welcome to Kutsher’s: The Last Catskills Resorts Video Coverage

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By Maria Esteves – January 28, 2012 The 21st New York Jewish Film Festival 2012 (NYJFF2012) Closing Night World Premiere of Welcome to Kutsher’s: The Last Catskills Resorts, documentary directed by Caroline Laskow and Ian Rosenberg was held at the Walter Reade Theater, Thursday, January 26, 2012. Entertainer actor/comedian Jerry (Gerald Isaac) Stiller and many of the cast members such as Helen Kutsher and Celia Duffy attended the sold out world premiere documentary of Kutsher’s Country...

Manhattan Film Festival article

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Here's my article about the Manhattan Film Festival: http://www.reellifewithjane.com/blog/2011/08/manhattan-film-festival-white-irish-drinkers-under-jakobs-ladder/ ...

Wanted: Gorgeous Films for Lovely Festival

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The New Kingston Film Festival will take place on a starry night in a flower-filled field by a creek in the secluded Catskill valley of New Kingston, NY during the weekend of August 6, 2011. We are open for submissions and are accepting shorts, features, documentaries and animation for consideration. We'll take a look at anything and everything! Tell your friends!Submit your work through our website before June 1, 2011.http://www.newkingstonfilmfestival.com/submissions.htmlfor more info, see w...

New Kingston Film Festival: Bigger Fun for 2011

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The New Kingston Film Festival, quite possibly the worlds quaintest film fest in the Catskills mountains just north of New York City, has received two grants for the 2011 fest - which means we'll be able to offer attending filmmakers some kind of stipend. Submit your film now!http://newkingstonfilmfestival.com ...

2011 New Kingston Film Festival Call for Entries

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The Oldest Known Independent International Film Festival in Delaware County, now in its Third Year!         in a secluded valley         in the catskill mountains         in new kingston...   Seeking submissions until June 1, 2011 for shorts, documentaries and feature films. This year's fest will be held during the weekend of August 5-7th, 2011.     To learn more, see photos from previous festivals, and to submit your film, go to newkingstonfilmfestival.com or e...

Call for Entries Scene: Brooklyn presented by Brooklyn Arts Council

Calling all Brooklyn filmmakers!


Scene: Brooklyn presented by Brooklyn Arts Council seeks short and feature length narrative films, short and feature length documentaries, animations, and experimental work from Brooklyn based filmmakers and artists.

Scene: Brooklyn is an ideal way to have your work seen in professional venues by New York audiences in curated film programs, and promoted through extensive marketing and press outreach.  Scene: Brooklyn screening venues have included BAMcinématek, UnionDocs, Galapagos Art Space, The Bell House, and these and other sites are being considered for our May 2011 flagship series.  Scene: Brooklyn presents prizes for Audience Award winners, as well as panels and parties. In addition to the May 2011 flagship series, Scene: Brooklyn presents screenings throughout the year in partnership with Brooklyn venues, as well as sending film compilations on tour.

Early bird discounts available until November 12th so don't wait to submit!

Submit your film through our Withoutabox site here - https://www.withoutabox.com/login/1015

For more info go to - www.brooklynartscouncil.org/scenebrooklyn

ABOUT:
Scene: Brooklyn, an initiative of Brooklyn Arts Council, is dedicated to presenting and supporting the tremendous range of filmmakers and media artists working in Brooklyn. This evolving program includes a flagship week of screenings presented in partnership with venues throughout Brooklyn each May, special screenings and media arts events throughout the year, professional development seminars for film and media artists, and filmmaker meet ups.  Brooklyn Arts Council also supports film and media artists and organizations through grants, fiscal sponsorship and its online registry and directory.

Scene: Brooklyn serves Brooklyn and the wider New York community by providing quality film and media arts programming that reflects Brooklyn's diversity. It also gives audiences an opportunity to get acquainted with the artists who live in their borough, and a chance to see non-commercial films locally.

RULES:
Films to be screened in the flagship spring series are to be submitted no later than January 14, 2011.

ELIGIBILITY:
Please read carefully. Brooklyn Arts Council will only consider films that meet the following qualifications:

• Films by film and media artists (director, producer, or screenwriter), who are based in Brooklyn are eligible (all subject areas).

• Films shot in or about Brooklyn by non-Brooklyn residents will also be accepted (all subject areas).

• To reiterate – Only films by Brooklyn based filmmakers (director, producer or screenwriter) or films shot in Brooklyn or about the borough will be considered. Films shot elsewhere by non-Brooklyn residents will not be considered and no refunds will be given.

FOR ALL APPLICANTS

Entries must be complete works no longer than 120 minutes in length. They must have been completed on or after June 1, 2009. Industrial or instructional works and those previously submitted to Scene: Brooklyn are not eligible. All films and videos in a language other than English must be subtitled in English for presentation. All entrants must complete the online application form and mail or hand-deliver a DVD for jury screening.

There is no limit to the number of entries each applicant may submit. Please submit a separate entry form and a separate DVD for each entry. Do not include multiple films on one DVD.

LABELING
All tapes must be labeled with the following information:

1. Film Title, total running time, category, and date (narrative; experimental; documentary; animation.)

2. Shipper’s name and telephone number.

3. Withoutbox tracking number.

Entries may be disqualified if they are not properly labeled.

PACKAGING
Films and videotapes must be shipped in a padded envelope.

RETURN OF ENTRIES

Please include a self-addressed stamped envelope if you would like us to return your DVD. Be sure to indicate that you would like your preview screener returned; we will not do so unless you indicate for us to do so on your application form.

JUDGING AND NOTIFICATION
Judging will take place January – March 2011 by a jury of film industry professionals in the New York metropolitan area.

Notification will happen no later than March 30, 2011.

5th Annual Electric City Film Fest & Expo Announced.

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The Schenectady Film Commission and Proctor's will be hosting the 5th Annual Electric City Film Fest & Expo at Proctor's GE Black Box Theater on September 26th from 4PM to 10PM.   This year's Film Fest & Expo will showcase independent films made in New York State and will host the Paul Golding Retrospective as well as demonstrate a working palaphotophone, a device invented in Schenectady at General Electric in the early 1920's that allowed the use of audio on film that ...

Brooklyn Int'l Film Festival (BiFF) announces its 13th annual festival themed Stunt.

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  Brooklyn Int'l Film Festival (BiFF) is proud to announce its 13th annual festival themed Stunt. The festival has received over 2,400 films from 92 countries. The competitive event will run from June 4-13 at both indieScreen, a brand new space in Williamsburg, Brooklyn and Brooklyn Heights Cinema in Brooklyn Heights. The festival will present 120 film premieres and will announce the full lineup on May 15, 2010.   Opening night film presentation will be staged on June 4 at Br...

European film Nights

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We are very happy with the reponse from our Europeans filmmakers that we will have 2 days showing film from Spain, Germany, Netherland, Italy, France and Portugal.We will follow with a big party in our Manhattan boat, we can accomodate 100 people.  Champagne and wine will be served.Send your film to be part of thsi event! www.nyciff.com  ...

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