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Cardiff’s lesbian and gay film festival prepares for its 6th edition

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Box office opens as Cardiff’s lesbian and gay film festival prepares for its 6th edition offering a staggering £25,000 short film prize. • Montage of competing films revealed • Opening Film: UK premiere of Eytan Fox’s Yossi • Closing Film: UK premiere of Codependent Lesbian Space Alien Seeks Same • Amy Lamé to host the new-look Awards show • Daniel Boys to attend premier of Little Man - his first gay role and debut film There’ll be much excitem...

30th Outfest Film Festival is Triumphant and Proud

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I must honestly say that this is the happiest film festival in Los Angeles. I should tell executive director, Kirsten Schaffer, to rename it, “The Happy film festival” from all the smiling faces of the packed audiences and participants.Everyone is in the happiest frame of mind to be there which translates into the real meaning of the word”Gay”. This year they hit the pinnacle of their success in my opinion.The opening night film “Vito” was the most perfect and touching film to pre...

Connecticut Gay & Lesbian Film Festival full lineup announced

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  A vivid rainbow of genres, topics, voices and viewpoints will be shared in the 25th season of the Connecticut Gay & Lesbian Film Festival, taking place June 1-9 during LGBT Pride Month.  Cinestudio at Trinity College is the site for this milestone season, except for dual closing night screenings at the Connecticut Science Center and Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art in downtown Hartford.   "We wanted our 25th season to be a blockbuster, and the selection committee ...

Film Festivals Posters awards

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The website www.FilmFestivalPosters.com  has announced the award recipients for the 2011 year. 2011 Award Recipients: GOLD Los Angeles Film Festival 2011 SPECIAL JURY AWARD LIKE ad, FANTASPORTO Oporto International Film Festival 2011 SILVER Vancouver International Film Festival 2011 French Film Festival in Australia 2011 Transatlantyk: Poznan International Film and Music Festival 2011 Guadalajara International Film Festival 2011 Karlovy Va...

2nd Call for Film Submissions for KASHISH 2012

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KASHISH 2012 previews starting soon. If you haven’t still submitted your film, rush it to us asap.   India’s Biggest Queer Film Festival returns for its third edition in 2012. KASHISH 2012 will be held from May 23-27, 2012 at a mainstream multiplex theater in suburban Mumbai and at Alliance Francaise de Bombay in South Mumbai. KASHISH Mumbai International Queer Film Festival is the first and only gay & lesbian film festival in India to be held in a mainstream...

Spirit Award nominations announced: french producer running for best feature with The Artist

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The nominations: FEATURE (Award given to the producer; executive producers are not listed) "50/50" Producers: Evan Goldberg, Ben Karlin, Seth Rogen "Beginners" Producers: Miranda de Pencier, Lars Knudsen, Leslie Urdang, Dean Vanech, Jay Van Hoy "Drive" Producers: Michel Litvak, John Palermo, Marc Platt, Gigi Pritzker, Adam Siegel "Take Shelter" Producers: Tyler Davidson, Sophia Lin "The Artist" Producer: Thomas Langmann  ...

Interview with Flow Affair Filmmaker Wolfgang Busch

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By Maria Esteves – November 11, 2011 Art from the heart, Wolfgang Busch (WB) is producer, editor, promoter, director, and Award-winning documentarian who began his career as DJ and sound engineer. WB has promoted music artists at legendary NYC nightclubs, is board member, technical director, and volunteer coordinator to many organizations. He has received countless awards in many disciplines. In 1990, Busch television show “New York New Rock” aired weekly on Manhattan Neighborhood Netw...

KASHISH 2012: Call for film submissions

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  We are back with a bang! India’s Biggest Queer Film Festival returns for its third edition in 2012. Submissions are now open for all categories, including for the competition section. Filmmakers from India and across the world can submit features, documentaries and short films that highlight/focus on Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer themes and expressions. KASHISH Mumbai International Queer Film Festival is the first and only gay & lesbian film festival i...

The Iris Prize Winners 2011

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And the winner is: ·       I Don’t Want To Go Back Alone  (directed by Daniel Ribeiro, Brazil) - Iris Prize And the other winners are:  ·        The Red Bike (directed by Andrew Steggall) – Best UK Short ·        August (directed by Eldar Rapaport)- Iris Prize Best Feature Award ·        Murray Bartlett (Troy in August) Best Actor in a Feature ·        Allison Lane (Candy in Going Down In La-La Land) Best Actress in a Feature A short film about ...

Love and pride

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30 July: Day 6 The second last day of DIFF was my best day of all. I saw four films and they all have one thing in common - queer cinema - although the content is very different. I don't know if these films were scheduled on the same day intentonally or by accident. I, however, was very surprised to see that the inaugural Durban Pride parade also took place on this day with the gay flag draped over City Hall. I see myself as an afficionado of gay cinema and could not wait for the films ...

NewFest: A Meeting Of The LGBT Clan

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  "Film festivals for the LGBT community are not just about cinema”, Lesli Klainberg, NewFest’s Executive Director commented in a phone interview. “They have always functioned as community building events where like-minded audiences can commune in the presence of filmmakers in a shared experience.” This cinematic sharing begins later this week as NewFest: The New York Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Film  Festival kicks off an ambitious season of films currently playin...

NewFest | 2011 Visionary Award to Christine Vachon

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NewFest (www.NewFest.org), the New York Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender film festival is coming to locations across the city, July 21-28. The festival will open and close at the Film Society of Lincoln Center and will be headquartered throughout the week at Chelsea's SVA Theater and Cinema Village. Special satellite screenings will be held at The Museum of the Moving Image in Queens, the Brooklyn Academy of Music, the Jewish Community Center on the Upper West Side, and Harlem Stage. Pri...

Connecticut Gay & Lesbian Film Festival Awards

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Winners of 24th Connecticut Gay & Lesbian Film Festival Awards AnnouncedOut Film CT wrapped up the 24th Annual Gay & Lesbian Film Festival on Saturday, June 4th, with The Green earning the Audience Award for favorite feature film. Over 2,000 attendees from all over Connecticut and beyond enjoyed a wide selection of exceptional feature films, shorts and documentaries during the 10-day festival at Cinestudio, located on the beautiful campus of Trinity College in Hartford. Out Film CT is pleased ...

Connecticut Gay & Lesbian Film Festival Full lineup announced

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The 24th Connecticut Gay & Lesbian Film Festival will be held May 26 through June 4, 2011 Two women who share one steamy, unforgettable night in a gorgeous hotel room in Rome. An Israeli youth who becomes a famous drag performer while obsessively searching for the mother who abandoned him. A British couple who puts their love life online when their household finances are on the line. Two women who reconnect 50 years after their lives took separate paths. An idealistic h...

KASHISH 2011 invites Partners

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    May 25 - 29, 2011   Join us as a PRIDE PARTNER and be part of a historic journey!       What is KASHISH? KASHISH Mumbai International Queer Film Festival is a Pride event that is held annually in Mumbai, India. It showcases films with gay, lesbian, transgender th...

KASHISH Mumbai International Queer Film festival

KASHISH Mumbai International Queer FilmFestival 2011, thesecond edition of India’s only mainstream LGBT film fest, promises to be BIGGER, BOLDER & QUEERER. The second edition will be held from May 25-29, 2011 at two venues in Mumbai, one of whichwill be a multiplex theater.

This year, the festival willshowcase more than 130 films from over 25 countries.

The highlights this year:- More feature length films than last year with some verysensitive lesbian themed features.- Films from across the globe: from US to UK, Australiato Austria, India to Indonesiaand even Argentina and Peru.- This year, the ‘Country Focus’ will be on Israel withmore than 8 films from there.- ‘Spotlight on Filmmaker’ will shine on US filmmaker Q. AllanBrocka and UK filmmaker Rikki Blair Beadle with their funny, sexy and thoughtprovoking films.- Special package of films on Anti-Bullying and gay bashingin schools followed by a panel discussion.- A special evening with ‘Parents of Queers’ with a filmscreening and panel discussion.- Special package of sensitive, dramatic and touchingfeatures and shorts on HIV/AIDS is introduced under ‘Red Ribbon’ packagefollowed by a performance.- Continuing KASHISH’s mission of showcasing and promoting shortfilms and short filmmakers, this year too would see some exciting short filmpackages:-   Along with the ever popular ‘BoysShorts’ and ‘Girls Shorts’ short film packages this year will have two newadditions: a fabulous ‘Trans Shorts’ collection and a hilarious collection ofshort films under ‘Bi Shorts’-   A package of films that is acinematic tribute to LGBT people who made a difference way back whenhomosexuality was labeled a disease, a crime and a perversion. This includes afilm about a brilliant gay mathematician who helped crack the Nazi Engima Codeand turned the tide of Word War II for the Allies-   ‘Indian Masala Mix’ : a greatcollection of Indian shorts films- A competition section for Best Narrative Feature too,which would include both Indian and International films made in 2010 / 2011.This is in addition to the other competitive categories awarded last year: BestDocu Feature, Best Docu Short, Best International Narrative Short and BestIndian Narrative Short. - The Best Indian queer short film at Kashish gets to compete for the IrisPrize in UKand a cash prize of 25,000 pounds.   

- Also watch out for an eminent jurycomprising of award winning filmmakers, actors and media professionals.

- A range of fun filled cultural activities and events likemusic and dance performances, open mic and quizzes. KASHISH 2011 promises to be an eventto remember for both LGBT and mainstream audiences. It will be a time to watchloads and loads of LGBT films, engage in discussions, interact with celebritiesand filmmakers, participate in cultural activities and just simply have aFABULOUS time! For further updates and informationon the festival, please check:Website: http://www.mumbaiqueerfest.com/  | Blog: http://kashishmiqff.blogspot.com/ 

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/Kashish.MIQFF | Twitter: http://twitter.com/Kashish2011

 

KASHISH 2011 - Dates and Highlights announced

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                  KASHISH Mumbai International Queer Film Festival 2011, the second edition of India’s only mainstream LGBT film fest, promises to be BIGGER, BOLDER & QUEERER. The second edition will be held from May 25-29, 2011 at two venues in Mumbai, one of which will be a multiplex theater. This year, the festival will showcase more than 130 films from over 25 countries.The highlights this...

Connecticut Gay & Lesbian Film Festival to celebrate its 24th year this May

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  Out Film CT is pleased to announce that the Connecticut Gay & Lesbian Film Festival is celebrating its 24th year this May.  Throughout the year Out Film CT brings informational and entertaining lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) films to the region.  As part of the organization's mission to present timely films on topics relevant to the LGBT community, Out Film CT has shown documentaries, shorts, and full-length feature films on gay marriage, overturning California's Prop...

25th TEDDY AWARD 2011 - The Winners

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  The nine members of the international jury - organisers of queer and other film festivals - view films within the framework of all programs of the Berlinale which have queer context. Three films are nominated for each category and one receives a TEDDY for best feature film, best documentary/essay film and the best short film, each with a cash award of €3,000.   Members of the Jury: Marcus Hu (President of the TEDDY AWARD Jury) Strand Releasing, Culver City...

Teddy Awards Announced For Top Gay Films

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  It was without a doubt the hottest ticket and the coolest party in town. On Friday evening, tout Berlin was partying at the former Templehof Airport to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Teddy Awards, also known as the "gay Oscars". The Teddys are voted on by specific juries for the best gay-themed films screening in all sections of the Berlinale. The Teddy jury is comprised of queer festival programmers from around the world.   Winning the top award was German...

Submissions Open: IV Side by Side LGBT International Film Festival 2011, Saint Petersburg Russia.

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Russia’s only lesbian and gay film festival Side by Side is preparing for the fourth annual October festival in Saint Petersburg.  The third Side by Side LGBT Film Festival, which ran from the 15 – 23 October, 2011, was a complete success being held for the very first time freely and openly at various mainstream venues across the city. Events throughout the week were highly attended and on most occasions demand exceeded the availability of seating there being standing room only. In the regi...

TEDDY AWARD on Tour – The Queer Movie Tour in Berlin

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The history of the Berlinale is one of the Queer Movie. The Berlin-Queer-Movie-History is entertaining, witty, naughty and full of political power.Torsten Flüh offers on the occasion of the 25th TEDDY AWARD and the 61st Berlinale from Saturday, February 12th to Sunday, February 20th 2011, daily at 1pm a ca. 2hours lasting Guided Tour on Queer Movie in Berlin. You will experience original locations of the Queer Movie over 92 years in Berlin – gay and lesbian. From the Weimar Republic (1919) to...

Teddy Award in 2011 for Pieter-Dirk Uys

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Films from all sections of the Berlin International Film Festival, nearly all world premieres or international premieres, also compete this year for TEDDY AWARDS. On festive TEDDY AWARD GALA on the February 18th, 2011 in the main hall of the airport Tempelhof, with more than 3000 guests from art, culture, economy and politics are lent TEDDY AWARDS, by an international jury, under the chair Marcus Hu, Americas important American independant film distributor.TEDDY SPECIAL goes in 2011 to the South...

EROS Film Fest sends a message: It Gets Better

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12th Annual EROS Film Festival Sends a Message: It Gets BetterAs our nation cries out in grief and disbelief at the recent tragedies surrounding gay youth in America, the question that begs an urgent answer is: how do we prevent this from happening again and again? The answer is simple: support, support, support. Support takes many forms – from reaching out on a personal level to gay and lesbian youth in our lives to mentoring an at risk youth we’ve never met to linking ourselves and othe...

Side by Side LGBT Film Festival coming soon

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Side by Side LGBT Film Festival, Russia gains backing of Pedro Almodovar, Gus Van Sant and Ken Loach. Side by Side LGBT International Film Festival which will be held from 15 – 23 October, 2010 in Saint Petersburg, Russia has garnered the support of key figures from world cinema including Spanish director Pedro Almodovar, American director Gus Van Sant and British filmmaker Ken Loach. Underlining the festivals significance Ken Loach noted its importance in its contribution to the fight again...

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