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International Film Guide (from Wallflower Press) party at Tribeca

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One of the fab parties this week at the Tribeca Film Festival was the Tuesday evening bash at BAR 13, hosted by Wallflower Press, the largest publisher of film books and magazines in the United Kingdom. Yoram Allon, Editorial Director and Publisher, was in Gotham with his wife Nicky Allon and editor Ian Haydn Smith as part of the company’s North American launch of the INTERNATIONAL FILM GUIDE, the authoritative Yearbook of International Cinema, and FILM & FESTIVALS MAGAZINE, a quarterly coveri...

Indelible Images: 2008 Tribeca Film Festival Wrap

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Although it is tempting, it is actually quite difficult to take a diverse event as the Tribeca Film Festival and tie its themes or influences into one neat bow. Film festivals are, after all, about diversity and multiplicity of voices. While the programmers of the event certainly have an overall picture of how the films interact with one another, oftentimes the influences are not that clearly on the surface, and only become revealed days after their initial, sometimes accidental, pairing. There ...

Strong European Showing at Tribeca FF Awards

 Saturday, May 3-------Following a packed 10-day marathon of film screenings, industry events, seminar panels and chic parties, the Tribeca Film Festival ended this weekend with the announcement of the winners of the juried awards in several categories. The World Competition winners were chosen from 12 narrative and 12 documentary features from 18 countries. Two awards were also given to honor New York films, which were chosen from seven narrative and nine documentary features. Awards were als...

Staged Reading Of New Feature At Tribeca FF

Friday, May 2-------With all the films being screened in a concentrated 10 days at the Tribeca Film Festival, it takes a mix of courage and chutzpah to organize a staged reading to attract distribution and financing interest. But that's exactly what the powers that be at Paradigm Shift Productions and Streamline Filmworks pulled off this past Monday.The film in question is MONEY MATTERS from award-winning short film director Ryan Richmond. The presentation included a showing of the short film ...

Wallflower Press Launch At Tribeca Film Festival

Thursday, May 1--------One of the fab parties this week at the Tribeca Film Festival was the Tuesday evening bash at BAR 13, hosted by Wallflower Press, the largest publisher of film books and magazines in the United Kingdom. Yoram Allon, Editorial Director and Publisher, was in Gotham with his wife Nicky Allon and editor Ian Haydn Smith as part of the company’s North American launch of the INTERNATIONAL FILM GUIDE, the authoritative Yearbook of International Cinema, and FILM & FESTIVALS M...

Deals Signed At The Tribeca Film Festival

Thursday, May 1-------Although the Tribeca Film Festival does not have a formal market, the sheer number of World and International Premieres has upped the acquisitions quotient for films participating in the program. In the past week, a number of deals were announced that have given the Festival more “industry cred”.  IFC Entertainment has acquired North American rights to Luis Piedrahita and Rodrigo Sopena's FERMAT’S ROOM. The Spanish drama tells the story of four mathematicians who do ...

Filmmakers And Celebrities Do The Talk At Tribeca FF

 Wednesday, April 30------Aside from a multitude of premiere screenings and a rash of industry parties, the Tribeca Film Festival is delivering celebrities and filmmakers up close and personal in a series of special events.In a number of different discussion serires, the Festival has explored issues and trends in society and the entertainment industry with some of the biggest names in film, literature and media.  The series includes a new program, “Behind the Screens: films and conversation...

Tribeca Music Lounge Opens Tonight

Tuesday, April 29----Just in case you thought the Tribeca Film Festival was only about movies, the Tribeca Music Lounge opens tonight at the Canal Room, featuring cutting-edge music performances from some of New York and America's most interesting new music artists. Be there or be square. ...

Encounters With British Cinema At Tribeca FF

 Monday, April 28---------One of the great pleasures of attending a film festival is the serendipity that often occurs when one sees one film after another, finding thematic connections or differences between them that delight the soul and stimulate the mind. I had just such an occurrence the other day, seeing two British films back to back. It just happened that the films were screening after one another, but it made me realize how much I love and appreciate both the high and the low in Britis...

Encounters With British Cinema At Tribeca FF

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One of the great pleasures of attending a film festival is the serendipity that often occurs when one sees one film after another, finding thematic connections or differences between them that delight the soul and stimulate the mind. I had just such an occurrence the other day, seeing two British films back to back. It just happened that the films were screening after one another, but it made me realize how much I love and appreciate both the high and the low in British cinema. I’ve been a fan...

NY State Film funding announced by Mayor Bloomberg at Tribeca

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The Seventh Annual Tribeca Film Festival (TFF) 2008 Opening Press Conference, presented by American Express was held at the Borough of Manhattan Community College/Tribeca Performing Arts Center, New York, Wednesday, April 23, 10:00 am. TFF08 press conference speakers included New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, New York State Governor David Paterson, Chief Marketing Officer, John D. Hayes, American Express Company, Festival Co-founder Jane Rosenthal, Festival Artistic Director/Director Peter ...

Reflections On The Iraq War At Tribeca FF

 Sunday, April 27-----Even in the cloistered environment of a film festival, the sounds of war are never too distant or far from view. At this year's Tribeca Film Festival, a number of films look at the implications of the highly unpopular conflict for which, to coin a term of one of last year's excellent documentaries on the subject, seems to have "no end in sight".In the film BAGHDAD HIGH, from UK directors Ivan O'Mahoney and Laura Winter, four classmates at an embattled high school...

Tribeca Film Festival All Access Winners

 Saturday, April 26---------The Tribeca Film Festival, along with the Tribeca Film Institute  announced the winners of the fifth annual Tribeca All Access Creative Promise Awards.  Tribeca All Access (TAA) is a program designed to help foster relationships between film industry executives and filmmakers from traditionally underrepresented communities. Awards were announced at Budakkan in New York City.Award winners include:Narrative section prize – Pete Chatmon for his current screenplay, ...

Art At The Tribeca Film Festival

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Saturday, April 26-------Each year at the Tribeca Film Festival, a group of acclaimed New York-based artists contributes original artwork that is exhibited during the Festival before serving as filmmaker awards for 13 winning directors. This year's art pieces are on display at The New School Kellen Gallery at the Sheila C. Johnson Design Center.2008 Tribeca Film Festival Artists John AlexanderJohn Alexander will contribute The Screamer, a 2008 oil-on-canvas depicting a crow and its mirror image...

Cinema Francais At The Tribeca Film Festival

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New York City has had a love affair with French film for more than 75 years. From the silent film era to today’s Gallic gems, French films are consistently the highest audience attractions and the non-English cinema most represented in the Big Apple. The Tribeca Film Festival, which began its first day of screenings today, adds to this “Francophile” tendency with the premiere of several films a la francais. Five dramatic features dot the Festival’s various film strands. In the World Narr...

Tribeca All Access Announces 2008 Winners

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The Tribeca Film Festival, presented by American Express, along with the Tribeca Film Institute today announced the winners of the fifth annual Tribeca All Access Creative Promise Awards. Tribeca All Access (TAA), a program designed to help foster relationships between film industry executives and filmmakers from traditionally underrepresented communities, is made possible by Bloomberg. Earlier this evening at the Tribeca All Access Awards at Budakkan in New York City, the following winners wer...

Cinema Francais At The Tribeca Film Festival

 Friday, April 25-----New York City has had a love affair with French film for more than 75 years. From the silent film era to today’s Gallic gems, French films are consistently the highest audience attractions and the non-English cinema most represented in the Big Apple. The Tribeca Film Festival, which began its first day of screenings today, adds to this “Francophile” tendency with the premiere of several films a la francais. Five dramatic features dot the Festival’s various film st...

SEVENTH ANNUAL TRIBECA FILM FESTIVAL OPENING PRESS CONFERENCE HELD April 23, 2008

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By Maria Esteves – April 24, 2008The Seventh Annual Tribeca Film Festival (TFF) 2008 Opening Press Conference, presented by American Express was held at the Borough of Manhattan Community College/Tribeca Performing Arts Center, New York, Wednesday, April 23, 2008, 10:00 am. TFF08 press conference speakers included New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, New York State Governor David Paterson, Chief Marketing Officer, John D. Hayes, American Express Company, Festival Co-founder Jane Rosenthal...

Lift Off For 7th Tribeca Film Festival

Wednesday, April 23-------On the same day that the Cannes Film Festival announced its official program, the Tribeca Film Festival lifts off this evening in its most ambitious to date. The Festival, which is presenting its seventh edition, has become a major New York cultural event and has increasingly flexed its muscles as an industry destination as well. Modeling itself on such long-standing events as Cannes, Venice and Toronto, the Tribeca Film Festival has avoided the “boutique” approac...

Mike Figgis - special Tribeca Talks

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writer/director Mike Figgis to the Festival for a special Tribeca Talks event, a panel discussion about his career and innovations in the world of digital filmmaking, but now we've also got the premiere of his new flick, Love Live Long, to look forward to. When Figgis—the Academy Award®-nominated writer and director of Leaving Las Vegas, Timecode, and The Loss of Sexual Innocence—was invited to film the Gumball Rally, the famous high-speed race in Istanbul, he decided instead to craft a raw...

Interview With Jeff Abramson, Gen Art Film Festival

 Friday, April 4-----The 13th edition of the Gen Art Film Festival kicked off festivities on Wednesday night with the East Coast Premiere screening of DIMINISHED CAPACITY, a family drama starring Matthew Broderick and Alan Alda. The Festival continues through next Tuesday, showcasing one feature film and accompanying short film per night, followed by a party at some of New York’s most trendy nightspots. On the eve of the Festival, I interviewed Jeff Abramson, Head of the Film Division for Gen...

Tribeca line-up for its discussion series

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The 2008 Tribeca Film Festival today announced the line-up for its discussion series, open to the public, that will explore issues and trends in society and the entertainment industry with some of the biggest names in film, literature and media. The series includes a new program, “Behind the Screens: films and conversations about truth, clarity and responsibility,” and the popular Tribeca Talks Panel Series. Sponsored by iShares, “Behind the Screens” will feature three half-hour, in-d...

Tribeca Film Festival announced the musical programming

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The Tribeca Film Festival today announced the musical programming for the 2008 Festival. Returning for the 4th year, the Tribeca/ASCAP Music Lounge will feature a variety of live performances by emerging and established artists. Grammy-nominated music supervisor Alexandra Patsavas will return to the Festival to curate Breaking the Band sponsored by Target, an exclusive live music event featuring breakout artists. The 2008 Festival line-up will feature numerous films that showcase music and mu...

tribeca Artists Awards Program

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The Tribeca Film Festival anounced that 13 major contemporary artists will contribute pieces to the Festival’s 2008 Artists Awards Program sponsored by Chanel. Each of these pieces will be presented to a filmmaker whose film is selected by the jury as the winner in its respective category. Participating artists are some of the industry’s most dynamic and recognizable names, including Francesco Clemente, Ross Bleckner, Don Gummer, Timothy White, John Alexander, Stephen Hannock, Renee Cox, Bra...

Tribeca All Access program details

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The Tribeca Film Festival, presented by American Express, along with the Tribeca Film Institute today announced the selected projects for Tribeca All Access (TAA), a program designed to help foster relationships between film industry executives and filmmakers from traditionally underrepresented communities. Celebrating its 5th year, Tribeca All Access will present 37 new projects, its largest showing ever, at the six-day event taking place April 21 – 26 during this year’s Tribeca Film Festiv...

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