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Opening and Closing Films for XPN Music Film Festival

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opening and closing films for Philadelphia’s first festival solely dedicated to movies about music are ready to rock! WXPN, the nationally-recognized leader in Triple A (Adult Album Alternative) music and noncommercial radio service of the University of Pennsylvania, and the Philadelphia Film Society today announced that Big Easy Express will open the XPN Music Film Festival on Thursday, April 26. The film documents Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros, Old Crow Medicine Show and Mumford & Sons...

Big Easy Express and Under African Skies to kick XPN Music Film Festival

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The opening and closing films for Philadelphia’s first festival solely dedicated to movies about music are ready to rock! WXPN, the nationally-recognized leader in Triple A (Adult Album Alternative) music and noncommercial radio service of the University of Pennsylvania, and the Philadelphia Film Society today announced that Big Easy Express will open the XPN Music Film Festival on Thursday, April 26. The film documents Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros, Old Crow Medicine Show and Mumford & S...

WXPN Hosts Philadelphia's First Film Festival Dedicated Solely to Music

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WXPN Hosts Philadelphia's First Film Festival Dedicated Solely to Music in Partnership with the Philadelphia Film Society Philadelphia's only film festival dedicated to music is coming soon to theaters near you! WXPN, the nationally-recognized leader in Triple A (Adult Album Alternative) music and noncommercial radio service of the University of Pennsylvania, and the Philadelphia Film Society today announced that the XPN Music Film Festival produced by the Philadelphia Film Society will r...

CineFest Returns With 8 Days of Cinematic Magic, 4/7-4/14

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CineFestReturns With 8 Days of Cinematic MagicAfter Year Hiatus,Festival Brings U.S. Premieres and Sundance Favorites to Philadelphia-Thursday, April 7,2011 - Thursday, April 14, 2011-  Philadelphia, PA - March 3, 2011 - Oscar season is over, but ThePhiladelphia Cinema Alliance is bubbling over with silver screen excitementwith the return of CineFest, running this year from Thursday, April 7 toThursday, April 14.Boasting over 60 feature films - including U.S. and Worldpremieres, and fe...

Philadelphia Film Festival (PFF) ended with awards

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The 19th Philadelphia Film Festival (PFF) ended its 10-day celebration of all things cinematic with a closing night screening of Danny Boyle’s 127 Hours on Saturday, October 23 at the Prince Music Theater. The Boyle helmer capped off the October 14-24 event that launched with the Darren Aronofsky opener Black Swan, featuring an appearance and post-screening Q&A session with Aronofsky himself. This year’s festival featured 216 films, including 100 domestic and international narratives and doc...

19th Philadelphia Film Festival ended

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That's a wrap! The 19th Philadelphia Film Festival, which included 115 feature films screened at seven venues throughout Philadelphia, attracted tens of thousands of avid filmgoers whom eagerly digested our most ambitious, accomplished and critically acclaimed Festival line-up ever. The critical response to our line-up was encouraging, but the incredible audience reaction was even more rewarding. To say the least, we're thrilled, and we fully intend to ride this momentum through the next twel...

19th Philadelphia Film Festival Closing Thoughts

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Sunday, (10.24.10) the official last day of The Philadelphia Film Festival, was my first screenings at Ritz Five, it was unintentional, but everything else I saw just happened to play in University City or The Prince. I saw Housemaid a South Korean film about a overly privileged, insufferably arrogant rich business man who takes advantage of his housekeeper/nanny. When she becomes pregnant his wife and mother-in-law conspire to get rid of her. The set production of their mansion is awesome, look...

Tinsel & Tine screening choices for 19th Philadelphia Film Festival (Oct 14-24, 2010)

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216 screenings, 11 screens, 6 venues, 10 days!  So many great films to see, so many synopsis to read, not to mention industry panels and parties; this is the great thing about film festivals, the bad part – there’s no way to see and do it all. Here’s my tentative list of films I plan to see during the 19th Philadelphia Film Festival (Oct 14-24).  I also hope to blog quick, on the spot film reviews by attendees after screenings, so look for me during the festival. Thurs 14t...

Philadelphia Film Festival Spring Preview

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  Dear Friends of the Film Society, The Philadelphia Film Society is proud to announce that it will produce the Philadelphia Film Festival Spring Preview, Presented by Pennsylvania Hospital, a three-day film event scheduled to take place on Friday, April 9th, Saturday, April 10th and Sunday, April 11th exclusively at the Prince Music Theater.  This event will feature three to four films per day, with complementary tickets to all films for Film Society Members a...

Harlan Jacobson appointed Artistic Director of the Philadelphia Film Festival

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Jacobson will curate the 18th½ Philadelphia Film Festival in October 15-18, 2009 The Philadelphia Film Society is pleased to announce that it has appointed Harlan Jacobson as the new Artistic Director of the Philadelphia Film Festival.  Jacobson begins immediately, and will curate the selection of films for the 18th½ Philadelphia Film Festival, scheduled for October 15, 2009 - October 18, 2009 at multiple venues throughout Philadelphia. Harlan Jacobson has covered the film i...

Harlan Jacobson new Artistic Director of the Philadelphia Film Fest

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Jacobson will curate the 18th½ Philadelphia Film Festival in October 15-18, 2009The Philadelphia Film Society is pleased to announce that it has appointed Harlan Jacobson as the new Artistic Director of the Philadelphia Film Festival. Jacobson begins immediately, and will curate the selection of films for the 18th½ Philadelphia Film Festival, scheduled for October 15, 2009 – October 18, 2009 at multiple venues throughout Philadelphia.Harlan Jacobson has covered the film industry for more th...

Greenblatt and Bresler join Philadelphia film society

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The Philadelphia Film Society, presenters of both the Philadelphia Film Festival and the Philadelphia International Gay & Lesbian Film Festival are delighted to announce two dynamic new appointments to the Society’s permanent management team; new Executive Director J. Andrew Greenblatt and new Managing Director Eric Bresler. New Executive Director J. Andrew Greenblatt is a native of Philadelphia and a graduate of George Washington University (B.A., M.A.) and American University (J.D.). With s...

Carol Coombes (Miami G&L Fest) joins TLAVideo

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TLAvideo.com is proud to announce that the award-winning creative force behind the Miami Gay & Lesbian Film Festival, Carol Coombes, will be joining TLAvideo.com as a Managing Editor. Coombes will be working to develop and nurture TLAvideo’s growing and popular lesbian catalogue. Her position begins in early October, 2008.“I am delighted to be joining TLAvideo.com as Manager Editor of Lesbian content.” Said Coombes. “I am looking forward to working with the terrifically dedicated team a...

The Ten and Waitress to open Philadelphia Film Festival

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The Philadelphia Film Society is proud to announce the selection of The Ten and Waitress as this year’s 16th Philadelphia Film Festival’s opening and closing night films. From comedy to drama, these films represent the range and variety of talent highlighted throughout the 14-day festival, April 5-18. Since the 16th Philadelphia Film Festival falls over both Passover and Easter this year, festival organizers thought it would be apt to choose a film about each of the Ten Commandments. Just be...

Philadelphia Fest pleased over 65 000

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PHILADELPHIA FILM FESTIVAL SETS NEW RECORD OF 65,000 ATTENDANCE AND 90 SELL-OUTS The 2005 Philadelphia Film Festival ended its 14-day celebration of cinema by posting an attendance record of 65,101, beating last year’s record of 61,000. Of the 300 screenings the Festival held from April 7-20, a record 90 sold out, and 20 films drew an audience of over 600.At its Closing Night on April 20, the Festival announced Jury Prizes and Audience Awards. Leading the list of winners were the feature fil...

Philadelphia highlights

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For 14 Days, the Festival Presents 259 Features, Documentaries, Animated Films and Shorts from 42 Countries, including 31 World or US PremieresAwards go to Malcolm McDowell and Steve Buscemi; New Festival Award Named for Archie Perlmutter 2005 Programs Demonstrate Festival’s International Flair and Philadelphia Roots New Films from Araki, Miike, Ozon, Solondz, Wenders and Van Gogh -- his last film; 46 First-time Directors include Actors David Duchovny, Peter Riegert(Philadelphia—March 22, 20...

Philadelphia closes with record attendance figures

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PHILADELPHIA FILM FESTIVAL SETS NEW RECORD OF 61,000 ATTENDANCE AND 70 SELL-OUTS Award Winners include ANATOMY OF HELL, BAADASSSSS!, UNKNOWN SOLDIER and Documentaries THE CORPORATION and PROTEUS The 2004 Philadelphia Film Festival ended its 14-day celebration of cinema by posting an attendance record of 61,000, beating last year’s record of 57,500. Of the 293 screenings the Festival held from April 8-21, 70 screenings sold out, and 16 films drew an audience of over 600.At its Closing Night on...

Philadelphia fest day by day schedule of future events

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ANNOUNCING THE 2004 PHILADELPHIA FILM FESTIVAL From April 8-21, the Festival Presents 250 Features, Documentaries, Animated Films and Shorts from 43 CountriesAwards go to Mary-Louise Parker and Tobe Hooper2004 Highlights include Animation Festival, sponsored by University of the Arts; International Comedy Series; “Save the Boyd” Benefit; Hong Kong Horror in 3-D; New Films from Master Directors Breillat, Demme, Greenaway, Herzog, Téchiné, von TrierNow in its 13th year and fourth with Raymon...

Film festivals: too many of them?

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Filmfestivals, too many of them ? We, at filmfestivals keep a close watch on festival trends, run the most exhaustive database worldwide, have about 4000 affiliated festivals.Many media, mostly from the States, ask us and our experts and staff why the figure for festivals has grown so big in the recent years, and whether there are too many of them. Long story: long answer.Yes the number has grown big.In the US alone we counted some 650 of them as of to date.Less than 10 years ago there were only...
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