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The Slamdance program

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"The Slamdance 2004 Film Festival has invited 19 feature films to compete at our tenth annual festival," Peter Baxter, Slamdance President/Co-Founder, announced today. Eleven of the Competition Features screening this year are fictional narratives and eight are documentaries. In addition to the 19 feature length films, 13 of which are premieres, Slamdance will also screen 21 short films in competition. Special Screenings, films screening out of competition and festival events will be announced a...

5 Sides of a Coin by Paul Kell

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"5 Sides of a Coin" Q & A by Michelle Paster with Paul Kell. Canadian filmmaker Paul Kell’s feature documentary, 5 Sides of a Coin, premiered at this year’s 2003 AFI International Film Festival. It showcases interviews and footage from some of the world’s top hip-hop artists, including Grandmaster Flash, Phase Too, Run DMC, Afrika Bambaataa, Jurassic 5, Prince Paul, The Beatnuts, Del Tha Funky Homosapien, Mix Master Mike, Rahzel, Spearhead, and DJ Krush, among others. Michelle Paster heav...

6th Sarasota ready to kick off

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6th ANNUAL SARASOTA FILM FESTIVAL January 23RD – February 1ST, 2004 From the Opening Night Film & Party on January 23rd till the projectors go dark 10 film-filled days and nights later, the 6th Annual SARASOTA FILM FESTIVAL will present an extraordinary line-up of International & US independent features, shorts, documentaries, student films and special events celebrating special guests and their contributions to the art of filmmaking. The SARASOTA FILM FESTIVAL (SFF) is dedicated to ex...

The Miracle of Bern scores in London

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Major success for THE MIRACLE OF BERN (DAS WUNDER VON BERN) in LondonThe Export-Union opened the sixth Festival of German Cinema in London withTHE MIRACLE OF BERN/DAS WUNDER VON BERN (27 November to 4 December 2003).The British cinemagoers were not put off by the legend of the Germanfootball victory . At a sold-out performance, director Sönke Wortmann andthe main actors Peter Lohmeyer and Louis Klamroth answered the questionsfrom an enthusiastic audience who were just as interested in the film'...

Filmmakers: pick your Fest! (Houston is calling)

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"Why Even Bother with a Film Festival?"First of all, a warning: most of the 300-plus "film festivals" in NorthAmerica are not really film festivals. They are screening events. Theyshow a few films and tapes in a less-than-excellent venue andgenerally do very little for your film. A lot of scams are out there too...One in NYC (we won't mention names here, but they are easy to checkon) attempts to charge the filmmaker anywhere between $300 and$3000 to "participate" in their so-called Independent F...

the miracle of Bern scores in London

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Major success for THE MIRACLE OF BERN (DAS WUNDER VON BERN) in LondonThe Export-Union opened the sixth Festival of German Cinema in London withTHE MIRACLE OF BERN/DAS WUNDER VON BERN (27 November to 4 December 2003).The British cinemagoers were not put off by the legend of the Germanfootball victory . At a sold-out performance, director Sönke Wortmann andthe main actors Peter Lohmeyer and Louis Klamroth answered the questionsfrom an enthusiastic audience who were just as interested in the film'...

SFAC selection for best fimmaking achievements in 2003

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THE SOUTHEASTERN FILM CRITICS ASSOCIATION ANNOUNCES PICKS FOR BESTFILMMAKING ACHIEVEMENTS OF 2003"The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King" wins best film, director"The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King" has been named best filmand its helmer, Peter Jackson, best director in the 2003 awards of theSoutheastern Film Critics Association."City of God" from Brazil was chosen as best foreign-language film in the12th annual awards held by SEFCA. President Betsy Pickle of the KnoxvilleNews ...

Nobody needs to know

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At this year’s AFI International Film Festival, the so-called“somebodies” like Charlize Theron, Jon Favreau and Sir Ben Kingsleywalked the red carpet while the "nobodies" flanked them famelessly onboth sides. A good image to keep in mind when talking about filmdirector Azazel Jacobs and his recent feature, Nobody Needs toKnow, which screened at the festival as the only US entry in itsInternational Feature Competition. The low-budget film illustrates howour culture can make ordinary people ...

Santa Barbara line up

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The film line-up was announced today by Artistic Director Roger Durling for the 19th Annual Santa Barbara International Film Festival, which takes place January 30 - February 8, 2004. The 10-day festival will feature 3 World Premieres, 5 U.S. Premieres, a North American Premiere, a World Cinema section and a Latin Film Section as well as Sidebars featuring Women in Cinema, Musicals and Cult Classics.Previously announced, the SBIFF will present the Modern Master Award to Peter Jackson. The prog...

D - Innovation: Imagina panels on Multimedia Mobiles

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Key mobile telecom players strongly support the idea of a European event for digital creation and interactive contents.“Images, 3D, Mobile Phones”This session surveys new services built around imaging technology: camera phones, Internet access, displays or 3D technologies.With Olivier Cordoléani, Consultant (FR), Vincent Marcatte, France Telecom R&D (FR), Cédric Nicolas, Mobile Multimedia and i-mode Expertise and Roadmap manager, Bouygues Telecom (FR) and other speakers to be confirmed.Tue...

Berlin talent Campus score competition

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Volkswagen Score Competition for young Sound Designers and Composers at the Berlinale Talent CampusIn the first Volkswagen Score Competition the jury will select the most outstanding contribution to the Berlinale Talent Campus section The Sound and Music. The winner will be announced at the Campus Farewell Party on February 12, 2004. The prize-winner will participate in the four-day symposium “School of Sound” in London, travelling costs and accommodation are included. “If you want a film ...

Local Filmmakers Unite

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'Local Filmmakers Unite' is a monthly forum for filmmmakers and thosethat love film to meet and view each other's work in a non-competitiveenvironment.This Sunday, December 21 at 8:00 pm (Doors open at 7:15 pm) AS220 Cafe115 Empire Street, Downtown Providence, RIAdmission is free.Films include:'Tatooine or Bust'Directed by Jason Wishnow(Star Wars fans waiting in line for days)'Deep House'Directed by John Long,'Amulet'Directed by David Press'Kids Must Eat'Directed by Amber Lee Kelley'McKoy vs. Ph...

First announcement of Panorama presentations

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Berlinale 2004: First announcement of Panorama presentations Panorama section present films for the upcoming art house season in Europe. This year’s main programme will include 18 films, complemented by 16 Panorama Specials, ten Panorama Dokumente presentations and 20 Panorama Short Films. All films are to screen as either World or European premieres. In February 2004, well over 15,000 movie-goers will again participate in choosing the winner of the Panorama Audience Award, which will be prese...

Golden Globes awards

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The 61st annual Golden Globes will be presented in a Jan. 25 ceremony at the Beverly Hilton Hotel. And the Golden Globe awards nominees are...Cold Mountain 8Mystic River 5lost in translation 4Master and Commander 3thirteen 2seabiscuit 2BEST PICTURE - DRAMA"Cold Mountain" "The Lord of the Rings: Return of the King" "Master and Commander" "Mystic River" "Seabiscuit" BEST PICTURE - MUSICAL OR COMEDY"Bend it Like Beckham" "Big Fish" "Finding Nemo" "Lost in Translation ""Love Actually "ACTRESS - DRAM...

Golden Globes awards

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And the 61st annual Golden Globe awards nominees are...BEST PICTURE - DRAMA"Cold Mountain" "The Lord of the Rings: Return of the King" "Master and Commader" "Mystic River" "Seabiscuit" BEST PICTURE - MUSICAL OR COMEDY"Bend it Like Beckham" "Big Fish" "Finding Nemo" "Lost in Translation ""Love Actually "ACTRESS - DRAMACate Blanchett "Veronica Guerin" Nicole Kidman "Cold Mountain" Scarlett Johannson "Girl with a Pearl Earring" Charlize Theron"Monster" Uma Thurman "Kill Bill Vol. 1 "Evan Rachel Woo...

Berlin releases first 5 selected

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BERLINALE COMPETITION 2004: FIVE ENTRIES ALREADY CONFIRMED The opening of the Berlinale is still more than two months off – yet Festival Director Dieter Kosslick is pleased to be able to announce the first films in the Competition. Five entries are definite and they range “from tragic love story to political psychodrama, from historical thriller to intimate family saga”, as Kosslick explains. The entries are from Germany, Spain, Denmark, Croatia and the USA, and their celebrated director...

Latino San Francisco - Bay area fest awards

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The 7th annual Latino Film Festival took place from November 6-16 at various locations throughout the Bay Area and included a record 68 films from 12 countries. The second night of the Festival, at the historical Castro Theater, Hollywood’s most heralded and influential Latino producer, Moctesuma Esparza, was honored and given the first annual “Mocte de Oro” prize. The “Mocte” will be an annual LFF award to recognize the most important Latino filmmakers contributing to the cinematic...

Aspen Academy screenings for 19 features

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ASPEN FILMFEST ANNOUNCES PROGRAM FOR 13TH EDITION OF ACADEMY SCREENINGSStrong performances, award-winning films and directors highlight program.Aspen Filmfest announces the line-up for its 13th annual Academy Screenings, a holiday movie extravaganza of the movies everyone will be talking about at Oscar time. Running December 21st to January 2nd, this year¹s program features 19 titles in a program that showcases the best films of the year, and technical achievements in direction, production and ...

Independent Spirit awards nominees

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NOMINATIONS ANNOUNCED FOR 2004 IFP INDEPENDENT SPIRIT AWARDSNominations for the 2004 IFP Independent Spirit Awards were announced including Best Feature nominees: American Splendor, In America, Lost in Translation, Raising Victor Vargas, and Shattered Glass. The 2004 Spirit Awards Nominating Committee has also awarded a Special Distinction Award to Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu's 21 Grams for its uniqueness of vision, bold conception and direction, the honesty of its screenwriting, bravery of its ...

Berlin and Beyond in San Francisco

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Undeniably one of the most unique German language film festivals in the United States, BERLIN & BEYOND provides Bay Area moviegoers with a chance to enjoy highlights of recent European cinema. Almost all the films in the series will be making their Bay Area premieres and many filmmakers will appear in person to introduce their work to the public. The festival runs from January 8th –14th at the Castro Theatre in San Francisco, and January 18th in Point Arena at the Mendocino Coast.The festival...

Anatomy of hell selected premiere at Rotterdam

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IFFR 2004 will screen the world premiere of famous French director Catherine Breillat's ANATOMY OF HELL (ANATOMIE DE L'ENFER) just prior to its release in France. This film is one of the highlights in a series of premieres of the upcoming Rotterdam edition. IFFR also announces the first seven titles selected for the 2004 VPRO Tiger Awards Competition. Two more filmmakers are honoured with a 'Filmmaker in Focus' programme: Ken Jacobs (USA) and Tunde Kelani (Nigeria).The following seven titles are...

Global Peace Fest awards in Orlando

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GLOBAL PEACE FILM FESTIVAL ANOUNCES AWARD WINNERS The inaugural GLOBAL PEACE FILM FESTIVAL, held December 10-14, 2003, in Orlando, Florida, presented awards at a ceremony held on the Universal Studios back lot on December 13th. Actor Bo Svenson was on hand to serve as emcee for the festivities.The jury decided to acknowledge not just the filmmakers, but also the real heroes of these amazing films about global peace and justice.The jury awarded $8,000 to be split between director Peter He...

IFCT Fest : High Tech under the snow

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International Festival for Cinema and Technology began its 4-day run in the screening room of New York’s Remote Lounge last Saturday. The Remote Lounge is the futuristic East Village bar that is scattered with 50 some odd mini video cams and microphones. Patrons can sit down at control station tables and edit their own live reality t.v. show by flicking between cameras and even tele-flirt with someone in another part of the bar. On face of it, this would seem to be the perfect venue for a fest...

Elfman to be honored (for Film Composing) at PSIFF

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AWARD WINNING COMPOSER DANNY ELFMAN TO BE HONOREDAT THE 15TH ANNUAL PALM SPRINGS INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL AWARDS GALAElfman to Receive Frederick Loewe Award for Career Achievement in Film Composing The 15th Annual Palm Springs International Film Festival (PSIFF) will honor Danny Elfman with the Frederick Loewe Award for Career Achievement in Film Composing at the festival’s annual Awards Gala, it was announced by chairman elect Earl Greenburg. The Awards Gala will be held on Sunday, Januar...

Cool 63 films line up at Miami with fest favorites

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The 21st Annual Miami International Film Festival showcases work by acclaimed filmmakers from around the world, between January 30th and February 8th, 2004. The Festival brings to Miami audiences new and exciting documentary and dramatic features, providing an opportunity to view films that may otherwise never reach Florida’s theatres. Sixty-three films from 34 countries will be offered in 2004, many of which have been submitted to the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences for Academy...
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