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Big Sky Documentary Festival Announces Award Winners

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The 5th Annual Big Sky Documentary Film Festival is pleased to announce its festival award winners, each of which will be screened during a special encore presentation Wednesday, February 20, 2008 at Missoula's historic Wilma Theatre.Best Feature:JIMMY ROSENBERG: THE FATHER, THE SON, AND THE TALENT, Directed by Jeroen BerkvensBest Short:CONVICTION: THE TRUE STORY OF CLARENCE ELKINS, Directed by Mike West & Bill WardBig Sky Award:CLASS C, Directed by Justin Lubke & Shasta GrenierArtistic Vision:W...

2nd Annual International Film Festival Summit Europe in London

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April 15-16, 2008 at The Cumberland Hotel London The 2nd Annual IFFS Europe is the largest dedicated gathering of the European film festival community, which provides a platform for the community to explore ways to collaborate and promote the advancement of the film festival industry. This is the exclusive meeting place for industry professionals, vendors and those committed to the film festival and entertainment industry to dialogue with their peers, share insights and gain knowledge that ...

Gasparilla Film Festival highlights

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The 2008 Gasparilla Film Festival (Wednesday, February 27th- Sunday, March 2nd, 2008) will feature a film produced by Tampa native Jeff Balis and directed by Scott Prendergast on its Opening Night at Tampa Theatre, Wednesday, February 27th. (The screening will be preceded by an Opening Night VIP party, which will begin at 6pm. The screening will start at 7:45pm) The movie 'Kabluey' has been called a 'charming and pointed comedy- a genuine discovery' by the Hollywood Reporter. 'Kabluey' stars L...

Milwaukee Short Film Festival Announces Judges

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The 10th Annual Milwaukee Short Film Festival is now accepting film submissions for its May event, and is pleased to announce this year’s panel of judges. Coming back again is: • Jerry Houser, an actor on such the films like Slap Shot, Summer of ’42 and Another You. • Tim Lonsdale, the 1st First Assistant Director of ABC’s upcoming Eli Stone, TBS’s My Boys, Ghost Whisperer, and Charmed. • New this year is Uwe Boll, Director on the films In the Name of the King: A Dungeon Siege Ta...

NIFF Opening Night Gala - Colony House

NIFF's Opening Night bash is under way at Newport's Colony House.

Portland International Film Festival Highlights

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The 31st Portland International Film Festival runs February 7-23, 2008The Northwest Film Center announces the 31st Portland International Film Festival (PIFF), it's annual cinematic foray of thought provoking and entertaining works from around the globe. Over the last 31 years, the Festival has provided diverse and innovative films to thousands of people from throughout the Northwest. This year's Festival will showcase over hundreds of compelling new films from three dozen countries, including r...

Detroit and Windsor Join for a TRUE International Festival with No Boundaries or Border.

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Come join our truly unique event, spanning two countries, across our sparkling Detroit River.  Detroit and Windsor join forces to create a weekend of film, fun and a celebration of the creative and production community that is so strong here.  We have a history of film and video production and this festival shines the light on our collective talent and resources that we offer the film, video, music and entertainment industries at large.  Thursday through Sunday will feature a core of film scr...

Filmmaker Jeff Roth comes to the University of Rhode Island

Jeff Roth, director of "The Wonder of It All" meets with Dr. John Leo, head of the Film Media Program and filmmaker, Mary Healey Jamiel at the University of Rhode Island for a presentation and screening sponsored by the Rhode Island International Film Festival.

Tomorrow is Today World Premiere

Mark Hefti and Frederic Lumiere outside the Columbus Theatre in Providence, RI for the World Premiere of their film "Tomorrow is Today."

Media Arts Fellowship Offered to Oregon Filmmakers

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A fund has been established for Oregon filmmakers to provide financial support for production expenses to enable Oregon film or video artists to create or complete new work, or works in progress. Media artists will be able to apply for up to $15,000 in cash and up to 3 weeks of studio, video and audio support. The Media Arts Fellowship will recognize and assist media artists whose work shows exceptional promise and who have demonstrated a commitment to film or video art. The Oregon Arts Comm...

Opening Ceremony "Battle in Seattle" from Stuart Townsend with Martin Henderson

Battle in Saettle from Stuart Townsend with Martin Henderson

The 34th Northwest Film & Video Festival's Audience Award Winners

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The 34th Northwest Film & Video Festival wrapped up its 9 day run Saturday, November 17 after screening 11 features and 34 short films made by artists in Oregon, Washington, British Columbia, Montana and Idaho.Portland filmmaker Irene Taylor Brodsky's HEAR AND NOW (Portland OR) emerged with the Best Feature prize. Taking the award for best Short Film was Claudia Morgado Escanilla's NO BIKINI (Vancouver BC).NW Film & Video Festival AUDIENCE AWARDSFEATURE FILMHEAR AND NOW (Portland OR) Irene Taylo...

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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The Vermont International Film Festival is in the homestretch now

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Well, we're REALLY in the homestretch now, and we're looking forward to a great Vermont International Film Festival on Oct. 11-14 in Burlington. The films are strong, we have some great guest speakers coming in, and the volunteers are at the ready.  FILM PROGRAM:* BAMAKO (115 min.) (Mali/U.S.A./France) - www.bamako-themovie.com/This narrative film chronicles African civil society proceedings against the IMF and World Bank that take place in the courtyard of Melé, a bar singer, and her out-of-w...

The Vermont International Film Festival is in the homestretch now

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Well, we're REALLY in the homestretch now, and we're looking forward to a great Vermont International Film Festival on Oct. 11-14 in Burlington. The films are strong, we have some great guest speakers coming in, and the volunteers are at the ready. FILM PROGRAM:* BAMAKO (115 min.) (Mali/U.S.A./France) - www.bamako-themovie.com/This narrative film chronicles African civil society proceedings against the IMF and World Bank that take place in the courtyard of Melé, a bar singer, and her out-of-wo...

New England Film & Video Festival Returns to Coolidge Corner Theatre

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32nd Annual New England Film & Video Festival Returns to Coolidge Corner Theatre October 4th-8thOpening Night is October 4th and the entire festival runs through the weekend, including Monday, Columbus Day , as the last day of festivities. Special guests, including filmmakers and members of the Boston Red Sox are expected to attend. This year the festival also will include panels and workshops held at the Marriott Courtyard in Coolidge Corner as an extension of the weekend activities. For the fi...

The first Annual Fairhope Film Festival

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Option 3 Media, a new Media Events company based in Fairhope, is proud to announce the first Annual Fairhope Film Festival, a Festival of Romance.  Creating a truly unique experience in the world of cinema, the Fairhope Film Festival will bring a collection of films to the local community and visitors from around the world with movies centered on a central theme…Romance. This Festival will be held on Thursday, April 3, 2008 – Saturday, April 5, 2008. On Sunday, April 6, 2008, the Award Winn...

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