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Rome a publishing house double feature

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So much is happening here that the only way to keep track of events and films is this -- a free associational diary, plus a wing and a prayer. But let me preface it by noting that this is the most sensational film festival I have ever attended, period. SUNDAY: Two films and two remarkable press conferences. The day starts with a 9 AM press screening of Scorcese's "The Departed" in the big hall. This is followed by a meeting with the press with Scorcese and Di Caprio up on the stage, accompanie...

Film Forum in New York to screen Documentaries from Soros/Sundance Doc Fund

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The Open Society Institute and Sundance Institute today announced a series of 19 international documentaries that will be screened at Film Forum in New York City, October 26-29, 2006. The Soros/Sundance Documentary Fund: A 10th Anniversary Film Series, showcases provocative social justice and human rights documentaries made with support from the fund. These works attest to the rich artistic and political expression of the filmmakers and demonstrate the power of cinematic storytelling to bring a...

Her Voice Her View Film Festival

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Her Voice Her View Film Festival(July 15-29, 2006), a part of the Pioneer Theater’s Female Film celebration makes us happy to say, "It’s that time of the month!"Featuring over 40 films by and about women, Her Voice Her View includes a variety of styles and subjects. "The Shape of Water" reveals an intimate encounter with five very different women in Brazil, India, Jerusalem and Senegal, narrated by Susan Sarandon. Black women and men unveil the reality of sexual violence and healing in Afric...

The rythm of The Lost City

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Did you ever see Bill Murray do the salsa? Or the mambo, rumba or any of that other Latin stuff? Well, let me tell you something. The guy’s got rhythm. I couldn’t help myself watching him in awe as he steered his way around the dance floor with a couple of breathless women. So, thinking I should get a firsthand experience, I navigated through the crowd of undulating bodies in a hope of being next in line. But woe is me, the music suddenly ended and Bill slipped off the floor.I found him in a...

Her Russian Nights

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“The Russians are coming! The Russians are coming!”By Cassendra Gavawas all I could think of on that week leading up to the 4th annual RUSSIAN NIGHTS FILM and CULTURAL FESTIVAL, stationed in LA’s royal blue architectural gem, the Pacific Design Center. Now I love attending film festivals, especially exotic ones, but helping to organize them is another can of beans entirely. As a creative consultant to my “mad Russians”, as I tenderly refer to them, I was quickly driven to slurp the vo...

Russian Nights Film and Cultural Festival

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“The Russians are coming! The Russians are coming!” was all I could think of on that week leading up to the 4th annual RUSSIAN NIGHTS FILM and CULTURAL FESTIVAL, stationed in LA’s royal blue architectural gem, the Pacific Design Center. Now I love attending film festivals, especially exotic ones, but helping to organize them is another can of beans entirely. As a creative consultant to my “mad Russians”, as I tenderly refer to them, I was quickly driven to slurp the vodka and guzzle t...

The Italian Film, Fashion and Food Fest launching in LA

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The Italian Film, Fashion and Food Fest arrives in Hollywood for the first time, in grand style beginning Sunday, February 26th and continuing through Saturday, March 4th. Classic and contemporary Italian cinema will be screened daily at the legendary Mann's Chinese 6 Theatres, located in the heart of Hollywood. The festival will celebrate the art of filmmaking in general with emphasis on the proud heritage of Italian cinema in particular. This wonderful festival of Italian film, fashion and f...

Weapons of Mass Deception opens 7 lsland Mumbai Fest

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7 lsland International Film Festival opens with film “ Weapons of Mass Deception” 7 lsland International Film Festival starting from January 26, 2006, Republic day of India was open with a recorded message from Hon Abul Kalam, the president of India and & smt. Kiran Bedi. Veteran actor Shri A.K.Hangal was present and delivered a speech about importance of non violence & shared his experiences during freedom movement of India. Mr. Hangal was given a warm apologue for recent announcement of...

Seven Years of Thespo: A Youth Festival in India

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On the occasion of the seventh edition of Thespo, one of the most publicised youth festivals in India, Quasar Thakore Padamsee speaks to filmfestivals.com and eSTQ.Q. You're the son of famous theatre parents? What's your early memories about the theatre? Late night rehearsals, hanging around back-stage, being allowed to play the fool? Mother memorising her lines while readying you for school?A. My early memories of theatre are all about backstage. And peering through the wings. I remember being ...

Mill Valley Film Festival closed its 28th year

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Mill Valley Film Festival closed its 28th year with screenings of more than 200 films from over 50 countries on Sunday, October 16. Always an exciting Festival component, more than 175 filmmakers and actors from around the globe made the trip to Mill Valley to share their filmmaking experiences with the audiences. “We had an exceptional slate of US and world cinema, tributes, spotlights, music events, parties and receptions for film lovers of all ages,” notes Founder/Director Mark Fishkin. ...

Vermont International Film Festival awards

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The 16th Vermont International Film Festival, October 13 -16, 2005, was held in downtown Burlington. It wrapped announcing its awards. The Vermont International Film Festival celebrates the independent spirit of films by providing a forum for stories dealing with issues of global concern. This year the Festival will feature more than 60 compelling films with distinctive styles, techniques and structures, ranging from social commentaries, travel diaries, and political tracts, to experimental sh...

Ohio Independent Film Festival

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Save the date for the 2005 Ohio Independent Film Festival (OIFF), November 6-13 at Cleveland Public Theatre in Cleveland, Ohio. The OIFF is one of the leading independent film events in Ohio; the 2005 OIFF will mark the organization's 19th festival. Like many festivals, the Ohio Independent Film Festival is a curated and internationally recognized line-up of first-class independent films from around the world. "(The OIFF) was truly an experience where you knew that you were in the company of the...

This Divided State competes at Vancouver Fest

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The Vancouver International Film Festival announced the line-up for it's 24th annual outing. With the announcement came the news that the award winning documentary "This Divided State" would be included in the prestigious non-fiction competition. The festival runs from September 29th through October 14th and filmmakers Steven Greenstreet and Bryan Young will be on hand in Vancouver to represent the film during the fest's first week for it's international premiere. "This Divided State," which ...

Bumbershoot Seattlle Festival awards

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The 35 annual Seattle Arts Festival known as ‘Bumbershoot’ wrapped here on Labor Day with fire drums, dancers and fireworks exploding out of the Great Volcano. Attendee’s and artists at this years festival raised over $30,000 for the victims of Hurricane Katrina over the holiday weekend. The festival combines visual art, the Flatstock poster exhibition, comedy, dance and musical artists ranging from local buskers to headlining acts like Elvis Costello or the New York Dolls. Most events ar...

Rhode Isaland Festival wrapped its 9th

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The Rhode Island International Film Festival began its ninth year at 6:30 pm, Tuesday, August 9th, in Providence at the Columbus Theatre (270 Broadway) with a focus on the art of short films. Selected from thousands of submissions from throughout the world, the two-hour program of local, national and international shorts represents an eclectic array of genres. The Festival's traditional opening-night focus on shorts promises to surpass the excitement of last year's sold-out event.THE OPENING NI...

Cine Vegas Film Festival Rolls the Dice and Hits Lucky Seven

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Once again, The 7th annual CineVegas Film Festival is held at the Palms Casino Resort and Brenden Theaters June 10th to the 18th, 2005. Opening with the compelling HUSTLE AND FLOW, CineVegas celebrates its seventh year with an impressive line-up of films and special events and parties. Once again, this emerging festival introduces important new films from new and established film industry players. Programming Director, Trevor Groth, also of Sundance, hopes to continue a lucky streak that has giv...

Newport International Film Festival all set for next week

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The 2005 Newport International Film Festival, the 8th Annual event, will get underway Tuesday, June 7th – 12th, 2005, and run for six glorious days and nights of entertaining films, informative symposiums, and, of course, those glamorous Newport parties. The Festival atmosphere is relaxed, yet filled with all the enchantment, energy, and excitement of Hollywood. The Newport International Film Festival draws filmmakers and celebrities from around the world. This year the festival will honor wri...

Clinton attending MIPTV on HIV AIDS program

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President Clinton and media leaders at MIP TV will exchange ideas on combating HIV/AIDS President William J. Clinton will address more than three dozen media leaders from around the world, gathered in Cannes forMIPTV and MILIA, France, at a UN-organized meeting, to explore ways they can combine their efforts to fight AIDS. He will join the gathering though a satellite link from United Nations Headquarters in New York on 12 April at 8am New York time, 2pm Cannes time. President Clinton will talk...

Miami G&L Fest will close with Adam & Steve

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The 7th annual Miami Gay & Lesbian Film Festival OUR CLOSING NIGHT GALA EXTRAVAGANZA?Sunday, May 1st 7:00pmByron-Carlyle Theater, Miami BeachCRAIG CHESTERPARKER POSEYMALCOM GETSCHRIS KATTANSALLY KIRKLANDJULIE HAGGERTYMELINDA DILLONinADAM & STEVE: a film by CRAIG CHESTERWorking in the comic-confessional memoir vein made popular by David Sedaris and Augusten Burroughs, out Hollywood actor Craig Chester (Swoon, Grief, Frisk) sublimely navigated a mid-career gear-shift 2 years ago when he published ...

Michael Moore "This Divided State" guerilla college tour

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MICHAEL MOORE DOCUMENTARY TO GO ON 22 COLLEGE TOURMinority Films and the Center for American Progress proudly announced this week the national college tour of the controversial new documentary film, This Divided State.Steven Greenstreet, director and producer of This Divided State, has been invited by the Center for American Progress and its sub-division Campus Progress to screen the film at 22 colleges around the nation including Harvard, Yale, NYU, and USC.This Divided State follows the explos...

The 1st Central Nebraska Film Festival wraps

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The Central Nebraska Film Festival is pleased to announce the winners of the first ever Film Festival in Kearney, Nebraska.The Central Nebraska Film Festival concluded January 29th with the controversial documentary “416” winning both the Feature Film Award and Audience Award! “416” is a documentary by Omaha filmmaker Jim Fields that explores the issue of same sex marriage and civil rights for gay couples in Nebraska. The movie’s title comes from the Nebraska 2000 ballot initiative 4...

New York Film and Video Festival returns to Manhattan

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The New York International Independent Film and Video Festival (NYIIFVF) proudly returns to Manhattan for eleven days of screenings, premieres, performances, panels and parties. The festivities kick off on November 11th at 7 p.m. with an opening night party at Club Spirit (530 West 27th Street) and runs through November 21st at the Village East Cinema (181 2nd Ave at 12th Street). The festival, which is now recognized as the largest event on the independent circuit, will showcase more than 350 f...

Bust Magazine dynamite Film Festival

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THE BUST MAGAZINE FILM FESTIVALNovember 4 - 7, 2004Two Boots Pioneer Theater155 East 3rd St. @ Avenue A, NYCShowcasing the work of the best and brightest "reel girls" around, THE BUST MAGAZINE FILM FESTIVAL will be hosting four dynamite nights of full-length features, documentaries, shorts, and animations, all of which embody the BUST Magazine mission: to tell the truth about women’s lives. From November 4-7 the Festival will feature 11 films by fiercely independent women filmmakers at the Two...

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