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Sundance Opens and Rides the Waves at Park City

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Robert Redford’s opening night speech gave tribute the roots of independent filmmaking and how Sundance first started. For a documentary film has now been highlighted as the opening night choice for this prestigious film festival. Redford admitted that in the 60’s he started surfing and now he rides waves much different than when he was younger. It was a joy and a pleasure to have RIDING GIANTS be a historical part of the Sundance Festival this 2004.Sundance Film Festival now it's 23rd ye...

Directors View Fest "Let Freedom Ring"

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“Let Freedom Ring” Theme for the 5th Annual Director’s View Film FestivalCelebrates the rights of artists to tell their stories freely.Yes we, at Filmfestivals, really share this opinion: we need more of these ventures.Now in its fifth year, the Director’s View Film Festival was created to educate and expand people's horizons and make an impact on the community through an important cultural event. The five-day festival will take place from February 12-16, 2004 in Greenwich, Stamford, Wes...

The Santa Barbara full program

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Opening NightValentin2002 Argentina/The Netherlands 79 min 35mm Dir Alejandro AgrestiArgentina's Foreign Language Film Academy® submission. After the bitter separation of his parents and living with his eccentric grandmother, the life of a young boy begins to change in sweetly unanticipated ways when he opens up to the last in a long line of potential stepmothers. Director and cast to attend.Fri 1/30, 7:00pm GRAClosing NightReckoning, The2003 UK 110 min 35mm Dir Paul McGuigan This murder myst...

SAG awards nominations revealed

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NOMINATIONS ANNOUNCED FOR THE 10TH ANNUAL SCREEN ACTORS GUILD AWARDS®2004 Actor® Awards Ceremonies Air Sunday, February 22 on TNTat 8 PM ET/PT, 7 PM Central, 6 PM MTNominations for the 10th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards® for outstanding performances in 2003 in five film and eight primetime television categories were announced in Los Angeles at the Pacific Design Center’s SilverScreen Theater.Screen Actors Guild President Melissa Gilbert introduced Andie MacDowell (The Last Sign) and Mar...

2nd Dubrovnik Fest dates confirmed.

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THE SECOND ANNUAL DUBROVNIK INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL The Dubrovnik International Film Festival (DIFF)(www.DUBROVNIKiff.org) is announcing the sequel to last year’s highly successful inaugural film festival will commence on May 27 and close on May 30, 2004. Set in the picturesque Adriatic coastal city of Dubrovnik, Croatia, with its perfect combination of sun and medieval architecture, DIFF 2004 will celebrate creativity, extraordinary filmmakers and artistic diversity that both enlighte...

Minghella’s Cold Mountain Will Open the Berlinale

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Minghella’s Cold Mountain Will Open the FestivalLove and war are the eternal themes of the cinema, and they will also usher in the Berlinale on February 5: Cold Mountain – an epos about the American Civil War by Anthony Minghella which is already being treated as a hot contender for the Oscar – is to be the first highlight of the festival. Alongside the director, leading actors Nicole Kidman and Jude Law are expected to stroll up the red carpet for the opening ceremony at the Festival Pala...

Minghella’s Cold Mountain Will Open the Berlminale

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Minghella’s Cold Mountain Will Open the Festival Love and war are the eternal themes of the cinema, and they will also usher in the Berlinale on February 5: Cold Mountain – an epos about the American Civil War by Anthony Minghella which is already being treated as a hot contender for the Oscar – is to be the first highlight of the festival. Alongside the director, leading actors Nicole Kidman and Jude Law are expected to stroll up the red carpet for the opening ceremony at the Festival ...

Boston fest calls Sundance and Slamdance rejects

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The Independent Film Festival of Boston IFFB has announced its Rejection Selection Promotion. One filmmaker will be randomly selected from IFFB’s rejected submissions to attend IFFB 2004 as a VIP guest of the Festival, which was recently cited by the Boston Society of Film Critics as “One of the Year’s Five Best Local Film Series.” This lucky filmmaker will enjoy travel arrangements, luxury hotel accommodations, and a VIP all-access pass to attend screenings, parties, panel discussions a...

Amnesty International-DOEN Award at Rotterdam

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33rd International Film Festival RotterdamJan 21 - Feb 1, 2004AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL-DOEN AWARD AT THE INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL ROTTERDAMAt the upcoming edition of the International Film Festival Rotterdam (IFFR) opening next January 21, the second Amnesty International-DOEN Award will be awarded. This yearly prize given to a film about human rights and human dignity is presented by Amnesty International and Foundation DOEN and consists of a stipendium prize of Euro 5,000 and a modest distribu...

TERRA CGI film wins 8th award

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TERRA WINS 8th AWARDMeniThings latest CGI film 'Terra' was presented with the 'Directors Choice Award' this past week by the Black Maria Film Festival. The prize was awarded to director Aristomenis Tsirbas by an international jury at this Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences sanctioned festival. This is Terra's 8th festival win. Festival director John Columbus praised director Meni's "Dynamic characters and unique cinematic expression". 'Terra' was chosen for this honor from over 700 featur...

NY Explorers fest celebrates scientific exploration

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SATURDAY, JANUARY 24, 2004 The Explorers Club's 2004 Documentary Film Festival is a day-long celebration of the best in films on the subjects of Scientific Exploration, Field Research, Wildlife and Conservation. The Explorers Club Documentary Film Festival represents a continuation and extension of the Club’s longstanding mission, as we seek to honor filmmakers who share our vision for, and commitment to, a healthier planet in the 21st century. The Festival will be held at The Explorers Club'...

Palm Springs in action

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The 15th Annual Palm Springs International Film Festival has commenced this past week. With over 200 films, from more than 60 countries playing for this year Festival, it’s clear to see why Palm Springs is well respect as a premiere North American Film Festival. The crowds are in full force to see the exciting mix and array of films. With the remodeling of the Signature Theater and Wyndam Hotel as Host Hotel the Festival also has a new fresh presentation.As well as the venues the Festival Di...

Big Sky Documentary Film Festival line up

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The 2004 Big Sky Documentary Film Festival will be held at the recently-restored Roxy Theater in downtown Missoula February 20-25, 2004. The festival will showcase 75 non-fiction films from all styles, formats and production dates, from the most innovative and timely new films to classics and rare historic works. "We are honored to show some of the best non-fiction films from around the world," said festival director Doug Hawes-Davis. "With over 500 entries, it was no easy task to choose this ye...

Carandiru set to open Mar del Plata

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The MAR DEL PLATA FESTIVAL's 19th. Edition will take place between March 11 to 20.Hector Babenco’s powerful prison drama CARANDIRU, Brazil’s entry for the Academy Awards next year, will open the Festival, with Pupi Avati’s IL CUORE ALTROVO (Heart is Everywhere) set as the Closing Night Gala. Both directors will attend the Festival.Carandiru was unveiled at last Cannes and will screen at Sundance achieving with mar del Plata opening a very respectable festival circuit.First established in 1...

Chicagoans of the year: Jose `Pepe' Vargas

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Chicagoans of the year: Jose `Pepe' VargasOver the last two decades, Jose "Pepe" Vargas has been quietly building his legacy as a film festival director and Chicago cultural leader. Not only will the soft-spoken Colombian native celebrate the 20th birthday of the Chicago Latino Film Festival in 2004 -- but this year Vargas started planning a $50 million fundraising campaign for a new home for the International Latino Cultural Center of Chicago, currently housed in modest offices at Columbia Coll...

Phoenix Fest looking for Pulp Fiction

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PHOENIX FILM FESTIVAL PARTNERS WITH HARKINS FOR LARGEST FILM FEST DEBUTPhoenix Film Festival will showcase their opening and closing film ceremonies at this year’s Festival in Arizona’s largest movie screen, the Harkins Cine Capri. Harkins Theatres, leader in Phoenix independent film releases, is now the exclusive venue for the 2004 Phoenix Film Festival (PFF) and a proud supporter of the Phoenix Film Foundation!Festival executive director Chris LaMonth says, “The chance to partner with a ...

The Panels

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The Authors Circle: Process and Perspective in the Literary ArtsSaturday, January 173:00 p.m.Yarrow Hotel TheatreIn film circles, most discussions of literature tend to centre on notions about adaptation. But we’ve invited a group of authors to share their thoughts on process. Where does personality in writing come from? How do they maintain an ongoing experience of the world? To whom do they show their work and when? What are the things they can’t write about and why?How have films changed...

Bush in 30 seconds contest award winner

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“CHILD’S PAY” AD BY CHARLIE FISHER WINS MOVEON.ORG VOTER FUND’S “BUSH IN 30 SECONDS” TV AD CONTESTWait till you see them on Fox news, courtesy of Georges Soros.“If Parents Acted Like Bush” is Funniest;“Bring It On” Wins Youth Category;“What I Been Up To” is Best AnimationA 30-second TV ad that focuses on George W. Bush’s trillion-dollar debtlegacy to America’s children is the winner in the MoveOn.org Voter Fund’s nationwide search for the best spot to tell the truth...

Sony Tropfest 2004 in Sydney, Melbourne...

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HOOK UP FOR SONY TROPFEST 2004! The largest of short film festivals is on its way, so grab a picnic blanket, “HOOK” up with some good friends and prepare to be amused, surprised and entertained at Sony Tropfest, Sunday 22 February 2004. This summer will see the return of Australia’s largest short film festival to audiences nationwide. Get hooked on the drama, the entertainment and the hilarity of the short films created specifically for Australia’s unadulterated viewing pleasure! All sho...

More fun from the Music Café

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the lineup for this year’s Sundance Film Festival Music Café, located in PLAN B, The Nightclub, 268 “upper” Main St. in Park City. From January 16-24, the Music Café showcases emerging and established bands, and solo artists — in both daytime and nighttime performances — and provides an opportunity for musicians, composers, filmmakers, and festivalgoers to meet, share ideas, and collaborate in a relaxed environment. An opening reception on Friday, January 16, from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. k...

Premiere and opening

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Riding Giants will open Sundance festivities in Park City, January 15thA documentary by Stacy Peralta (the skateboarder-turned-filmmaker who won the director's prize at Sundance 2001 for the extreme-sports documentary "Dogtown and Z-Boys). Screenwriters - Stacy Peralta and Sam George. The first docu to open Sundance ever."Watching a 90-foot wave coming across the screen at the Eccles is something I can hardly wait for, myself," said festival director Geoffrey Gilmore. "It's perfect for us for an...

Bangkok Fest director describes his mission

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Interview with Craig Prater Executive Director Bangkok International Film FestivalWhat is your biggest challenge this year Craig?The biggest challenges for the film festival are certainly the management of two different staffs: - The event coordination staff with the Tourism Authority of Thailand; - The administration and creative staff of Film Festival Management. Although the TAT speak beautiful English, we are faced with concerns of understanding and communication. And then the obvious chal...

Cartoons Galore!

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The competition programme of the 12th International Festival of Animated Film Stuttgart is completeLong days and long nights at the Bosch Areal: over the last two weeks three different selection committees have got together to select the films for the four competition series from the promising number of film entries submitted to the Festival. The people responsible for the programme, managing director Gabriele Röthemeyer and curator Ulrich Wegenast, were assisted by experts such as Stefan Eling...

A revival of cambodian cinema?

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On Saturday, 17th January 2004, Pannasastra University of Cambodia will be hosting a day long conference entitled “Cinema Cambodia: Remembering the Past and Moving Toward the Future”. The Conference will cap a week long celebration of Cambodian cinema on the PUC campus. Organized and sponsored by the University’s newly opened Faculty of Communications and Media Arts in cooperation with the Ministry of Culture and UNESCO, the Conference will bring together Cambodian and foreign film direct...

Premiere and opening

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Riding Giants will open Sundance festivities in Park City, January 15thA documentary by Stacy Peralta (the skateboarder-turned-filmmaker who won the director's prize at Sundance 2001 for the extreme-sports documentary "Dogtown and Z-Boys). Screenwriters - Stacy Peralta and Sam George. The first docu to open Sundance ever."Watching a 90-foot wave coming across the screen at the Eccles is something I can hardly wait for, myself," said festival director Geoffrey Gilmore. "It's perfect for us for...
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