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Gen X speaks with a new voice at Boston Jewish Fest

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Opening November 5 and continuing through November 16, the 20th annual Boston Jewish Film Festival reveals a new era of directors – from Generation X. These directors explore age-old issues surrounding the worldwide Jewish community, from the Holocaust to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict – and offer surprising and fresh insights and angles.“Gen X had its childhood in the 1980’s, a time of relative peace and affluence. Gen X grew up with the Cold War drawing to a close, Israel raising it...

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Hot Springs Documentary Film Festival will award Michael York the first award ever given for "narration". The Hot Springs Documentary Film Festival (HSDFF) began in 1992, launched by a small group of arts activists in Hot Springs. That year, 10 Academy Award nominated documentary films were screened to the public free of charge. Veteran actor James Whitmore lent his presence to this first event

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Hot Springs Documentary Film Festival will award Michael York the first award ever given for "narration". The Hot Springs Documentary Film Festival (HSDFF) began in 1992,launched by a small group of arts activists in Hot Springs. That year, 10 Academy Award nominated documentary films were screened to the public free of charge. Veteran actor James Whitmore lent his presence to this first ev

Michael York to get "first-ever" prize for narration at Hot Springs Documentary Film Festival

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  Mary Pickford     Hot Springs Documentary Film Festival will award Michael York the first award ever given for "narration". The Hot Springs Documentary Film Festival (HSDFF) began in 1992, launched by a small group of arts activists in Hot Springs. That year, 10 Academy Award nominated documentary films were screened to the public free of charge. Veteran actor James Whitmore lent his p...

Vancouver International Film Festival wrapped

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The 27th Vancouver International Film Festival, which concluded its 16-day run on October 10, is pleased to announce the films that were top favourites and runners-up in the public voting for VIFF's audience awards. The winners of all awards, audience and juried, were announced prior to the closing gala film; all awards are recapped here.Festival Director Alan Franey also advised that the number of admissions was 142,425, down slightly from last year. He said, "It was a festival of riches that h...

Patras International Panorama Awards

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Awards of International Film Festival of Patras city10th International Panorama “…a celebration of culture... a celebration of freedom of speech…”208 films – 55 countries The International Film Festival of Patras city – 10th International Panorama (www.independent.gr) having existed for 10 years hopes that it had presented an effluence of sounds and pictures which united various cultures and promote diversity. Our goal is to continue "the dream of art’s freedom ". In the 10th In...

Vancouver International Film Festival hands out 11 awards

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The 27th annual Vancouver International Film Festival concluded its 16-day run today with the closing gala screening of Laurent Cantet's film THE CLASS (Entre les murs) in the Visa Screening Room at the Empire Granville 7 Cinemas. The Closing Gala was presented by Desjardins Financial Security.The winners of five juried awards and five audience awards were announced prior to the screening; a sixth juried award was announced previously. More award details and the attendance tally will be released...

HIS GRANDDAUGHTER REMEMBERS W.C. FIELDS

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                W.C. FIELDS A PERSONAL GLANCE AT W.C. FIELDS   Although Dr. Harriet FIELDS never got a chance to call the stage, silent film and talkies comic legend 'Grandpa' (he died shortly before she was born), as the only granddaughter of the star, she feels strongly about familiarising the world with the true persona of the artist. Prese...

Tallgrass announces line up and details

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The 2008 Tallgrass Film Festival lineup and event details were announced at the festival’s press conference at the Warren Old Town theater this afternoon. The Tallgrass Film Festival will feature more than 100 films from all over Kansas, the country and the world.The Opening Night Gala sponsored by Naked City will feature a Work-In-Progress screening of the documentary WHAT’S THE MATTER WITH KANSAS? inspired by the best-selling book by native Kansan Thomas Frank. The film, by Chicago filmmak...

Boston Jewish Film Fest reveals a new era of directors

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Opening November 5 and continuing through November 16, the 20th annual Boston Jewish Film Festival reveals a new era of directors – from Generation X. These directors explore age-old issues surrounding the worldwide Jewish community, from the Holocaust to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict – and offer surprising and fresh insights and angles.“Gen X had its childhood in the 1980’s, a time of relative peace and affluence. Gen X grew up with the Cold War drawing to a close, Israel raising it...

selective highlights from Branchage Jersey Film Fest

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It’s just one week to go before the inaugural BRANCHAGE JERSEY INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (25 – 28 September). The Festival team (Xanthe Hamilton, Philip Ilson, Laura Smith, Jenny Horwell, India Hamilton, Warren Holt and Nina Herve) are all holed up at the headquarters at Vinchelez Manor de Haut in the rural west of the island, planning the final stages of the four day Festival. www.branchagefestival.com If, as a filmmaker or film industry person, you are interested in attending the Festiva...

Palo Alto - United Nations Association Film Festival Higlights

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Founded in 1998 by Jasmina Bojic, film critic and educator, United Nations Association Film Festival is an international documentary film festival originally established as a collaborative project between the UNA Mid Peninsula chapter and the Stanford Film Society in conjunction with the 50th anniversary of the signing of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.United Nations Association Film Festival screens documentaries dealing with topics such as human rights, environment, women's issues, ...

Stranger Than Fiction documentary film festival

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The Irish Film Institute today announced the programme for its seventh Stranger Than Fiction documentary film festival with 38 films on show, a major pitching event for industry experts, and numerous special guests.Announcing the programme, festival director James Kelly said "2008 is another strong year for documentary film, and I'm delighted that for this, the 7th year of the festival, we can offer documentary lovers such a strong and diverse programme of Irish and International work”.That st...

Singapore will host 3DX: 3D Film & Entertainment Technology Festival (3DX)

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Singapore will host 3DX: 3D Film & Entertainment Technology Festival (3DX) – the first-ever festival of its kind dedicated to stereoscopic 3D content and technologies. The five-day festival will comprise conferences with leading international speakers as well as screening of 3D movies for the public. The World’s First-Ever 3D FestivalThe 3DX Festival is hosted by the Media Development Authority of Singapore (MDA) and supported by the Singapore Tourism Board (STB), Infocomm Development Autho...

Key Speakers from Future of Cinema Salon Series in Cannes

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List of panelist/Cannes MingleTalk Distribution and Blockbuster panel: May 20 and May 21stOur esteemed panelists included (for the MingleTalk Distribution) Colleen Nystedt: founder of movieset http://www.movieset.com/ MovieSetTM founder, Colleen Nystedt, has an extensive background in film production, finance, business affairs and creative development. Nystedt has produced or supervised production on numerous feature films and TV movies for Universal Pictures, Paramount, MGM, CBS, NBC, ABC, USA...

Young Chicago Critics back from Giffoni with experience

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Graduates of Facets Multi-Media's Young Chicago Critics program are jazzed to share their movie critiquing skills with fellow film jurors in Europe. On July 15, four alums of the Young Chicago Critics program traveled to Giffoni, Italy, to serve as youth jury members for Europe's largest film festival for children, the Giffoni Children's Film Festival. Beginning July 18, Ishara Emerson, 13, and Noelle Savin, 13, of Evanston and Nelson Ogbuagu, 14, and June Helen Murphy, 14, of Chicago will be cr...

Cannes Palme d'Or Winner To Open New York Film Festival

 by Sandy Mandelberger, Film New York Editor Friday, July 18-------The winner of this year’s Cannes Film Festival’s most prestigious award, the Palme d’Or, will open the 46th edition of the New York Film Festival (NYFF), one of the most important film showcases in North America.The Class (Entres Les Murs), a gritty but very human story of the dysfunctional French education system, won the top prize at Cannes for its director Laurent Cantet. Three of Cantet's four features have played in ...

American Films In Competition At SILVERDOCS

 Thursday, June 19------In just a few short years, SILVERDOCS has emerged as a major showcase of non-fiction film and video from around the world. As the Festival becomes more impressive, so to is the cache of winning an award in one of its several competition categories. With documentaries experiencing a little bit of a dip in box office success in the past year, an award from SILVERDOCS could be the imprimatur needed to make a film get noticed for both artistic and commercial potential.This y...

Actress McKenzie Westmore and playwright Josefina Lopez are among those honored at the second annual

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The Los Angeles County High School for the Arts Alumni Association proudly announces the second annual Hollywood Tribute Event sponsored by Loeb & Loeb LLC, the Arts High Foundation and Colette's Catering & Specialty Cakes, taking place on June 19th at 6:00 p.m. at the historic Crystal Marquis in Whittier. Last year's premier event, sponsored by Warner Bros., honored alumni Josh Groban whose career has since catapulted, confirmed by such successes as best selling album of 2007 titled Noel. This ...

CFC Media Lab Chief: Ana Serrano

Ana Serrano: Director of CFC Media Lab, (Canadian Film Centre)  Ana Serrano is the Director of CFC Media Lab, a world-renowned new media research, training and production facility created in 1997 at Norman Jewison’s CFC (Canadian Film Centre). As director of CFC Media Lab, she provides strategic leadership, fiscal development, program design and creative direction for all of the Centre’s new media initiati

Panelists from Future of Cinema Salon Series in Cannes

  List of panelist/MingleTalk Distribution and Blockbuster panel: May 20, 3pm and May 21st 10-12 amEsteemed panelists includeColleen Nystedt: founder of movieset  http://www.movieset.com/MovieSetTM founder, Colleen Nystedt, has an extensive background in film production, finance, business affairs and creative development. Nystedt has produced or supervised production on numerous feature films and TV movies for Universal Pictures, Paramount, MGM, CBS, NBC, ABC, USA, Showtime and Lifetime Networ...

Tribeca Film Festival Announces Jury Winners

 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...

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...

Los Angeles Jewish Film Festival ready for start

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The third annual Los Angeles Jewish Film Festival (LAJFF) kicks off May 8th by commemorating the 60th anniversary of the founding of the state of Israel with the Los Angeles premiere of Lynn Roth’s The Little Traitor. The Festival will honor Theodore Bikel with a special award on Opening Night and Joan Rivers with the Marlene Adler Marks Woman of Inspiration Award, presented by the MorningStar Commission, on a special evening during the festival.“I can’t think of a better way to celebrate...

The Nellie Wong Magic of Movies Education Fund meets the San Francisco Festival

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The San Francisco Film Society today announced the creation of the Nellie Wong Magic of Movies Education Fund endowed by SFFS board member Penelope Wong and her husband, Tim Kochis, to honor the memory of Penelope's mother, Nellie Wong (1917-2007), who was an avid filmgoer and cinephile. The Magic of Movies Education Fund has been developed to support the year-round efforts of the SFFS Education Program, with the particular aims of cultivating students' imaginations, enhancing their critical thi...

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