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Biografilm Festival – International Celebration of Lives

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Biografilm Festival – International Celebration of Lives is the first international event entirely dedicated to biographies and life tales. The sixth edition (Bologna, June 9-14, 2010) was a major success with both critics and audience, with over 30.000 visitors in 6 days and nearly 400 films submitted from all over the world. As usual, in 2010, Biografilm has shown a rich premiere calendar.During its six editions, Biografilm presented to the Italian audience films such as The Cats of Mirikita...

Do Documentaries Really Matter?

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After the intense (and enjoyable) experience of sitting through at least 15 documentary feature films over 4 days at the just concluded AFI-Discovery Channel Documentary Festival, the question organically arose: do documentaries really matter? As someone who trained in documentary filmmaking techniques (and who made a few, best to be forgotten non-fiction nothings) and an admirer of the stamina, grit and determination of the documentary filmmaker, my answer appeared more hopeful than det...

DOCUMENTA MADRID will be the first in Spain to screen the Oscar award-winning documentary, The Cove

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DOCUMENTA MADRID 10 will be screening,for the first time in Spain,The Cove, the controversial and widely acclaimed winner of the Oscar Award for Best Documentary. The director of The Cove, Louie Psihoyos, has won numerous awards; Audience Award at Sundance, Hot Docs, Silver Docs and the Documentary Festival of Amsterdam are just a few examples.   The Cove tells the story of a team of divers,activists, special effects experts, and the dolphin trainer Richard O’Barry, who leads the team into a ...

Three world-premiere films from the 2010 Sundance Film Festival available for rent on youtube

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          As further commitment to expanding audiences for independent films, Sundance Institute today announced a collaboration with YouTube to make available for rent three world-premiere films from the 2010 Sundance Film Festival.  Beginning today, films will be spotlighted on the YouTube homepage, after which they will also be available until January 31 at YouTube Movies.  Two audience favorites from the 2009 Festival will also be ...

20th Stockholm Festival breaks record

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The Stockholm International Film Festival attracted its biggest audience ever with 130 000 visits in all of 2009. This year the festival celebrated its 20th anniversary with screenings on ice in the presence of Susan Sarandon, an enormously successful Face2Face with Precious-director Lee Daniels, an inspired Luc Besson and a spotlight centered on the apocalypse. This year the festival can boast with sold-out screenings, exciting seminars like Future on Demand and Wanted! Female Directors, screen...

Michael Moore Snubbed On Oscar Doc Shortlist

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Michael Moore's name and his latest film CAPITALISM: A LOVE STORY were stark omissions when the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences named 15 films that have made the short-list in the Documentary Feature category for the 82nd Academy Awards. Of 89 films submitted, the Oscar race has been pared down to these fifteen. “The Beaches of Agnes” Agnes Varda, director (Cine-Tamaris) “Burma VJ”Anders Ostergaard, director (Magic Hour Films) “The Cove” Louie Psihoyos, director (Oceanic ...

Michael Moore Snubbed On Oscar Doc Shortlist

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    Michael Moore's name and his latest film CAPITALISM: A LOVE STORY were stark omissions when the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences named 15 films that have made the short-list in the Documentary Feature category for the 82nd Academy Awards. Of 89 films submitted, the Oscar race has been pared down to these fifteen. “The Beaches of Agnes” Agnes Varda, director (Cine-Tamaris) “Burma VJ” Anders Ostergaard, director (Magi...

Los Angeles Film Festival additional programing

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the Los Angeles Film Festival, announced additional official film selections and programming for the 2009 Los Angeles Film Festival, presented by the Los Angeles Times. The Los Angeles Film Festival will run from Thursday, June 18 to Sunday, June 28. Louie Psihoyos’ The Cove and Rebecca Cammisa’s Which Way Home will be a part of the Free Screenings section.Walt Disney Pictures’ Ponyo will close this year’s Festival on Sunday, June 28 at 6:30 p.m. at the Mann Village Theater. From the A...

Japanese

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Besides the usual emphasis on Latino and Made-in-Spain films, new directors, and the Open Space (Zabaltegi) catch-all international sections, one of the eye openers of the 56th edition of this tasty Basqueland festival is a forty-three (43!) film overview of so-called "Japanese Film Noir". Film Noir purists who love to split hairs over the definition of the term, and over which films qualify for inclusion in the category and which ones do not, may be taken aback by some of the entries in this s...

Christmas Is Oscar Hell Week

Monday, December 25----While most industries take a rare respite during Christmas week, for the film industry it is a frenzied period that is not the least bit sleepy or relaxed. For film distributors, the Christmas-New Year's holiday period has become one of the most essential make-or-break weeks of the year, with Americans (and presumably others) adding movie-going as part of their Holiday celebrations. In other words, after the spate of last minute Christmas shopping, going out to the movie...

The Jackson Hole Film Festival winners

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The Jackson Hole Film FestivalJUNE 7-11, 2006The Jackson Hole Film Festival is proud to announce its 2006 Cowboy Award winners. The Jackson Hole Film Festival, a program of the Jackson Hole Film Institute, was held June 7-11, 2006 in beautiful Jackson Hole, Wyoming. The festival, now in its third year, was home to more than 80 independent film screenings, six US Premieres and eight World Premieres shown throughout Jackson at the Mainstage, Teton and Twin Theaters. The 2006 Cowboy Awards were hel...

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