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AFI American Film Institute 2003 Festival is playing to appreciative audience this week in Los Angeles, California. The Festival opened with the U.S. Premiere of Nigel Cole's CALENDAR GIRLS. Nigel walked the red carpet to celebrate the start of AFI FEST 2003 and the stars of the film were there as well to add to the glamour. Kevin Costner was a crowd favorite as he swaggered down the red carpet while wearing pale snakeskin cowboy boots and jeans. This past weekend at the Roosevelt Hotel, they ...

AFI day 5

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AFI FEST's Day Five began with a bang, or should we say a beat, as an animated audience arrived early to soak up Paul Kell's FIVE SIDES OF A COIN. A vivid journey through the world of hip-hop, the documentary features interviews and performances from modern-day legends Grandmaster Flash and Run DMC, as well as legends-of-the-future like Del Tha Funky Homosapien and Kool Keith. "Was anyone on Earth left out?" asked an awed film-goer during the Q&A. "Only KRS-1," answered Kell. "Apparently, his wi...

Vermont awards

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14th Annual Vermont International Film FestivalOctober 16 - 20, 2003 in Burlington, VT. The Vermont International Film Festival is one of the longest running venues in North America focusing on showcasing socially conscious films. For over 18 years, VIFF has provided a forum for films dealing with issues of War and Peace, Justice and Human Rights, and the Environment. The Vermont International Film Festival accepts independent films and videos of any length or genre that fit into one of these th...

AFI day 6 and the male camel story

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Last night, AFI FEST was bursting at the seams with masterful films, enlightening Q & A's, controversy and other memorable pleasures. The evening began with a dramatic announcement that talented French director Siegfried, whose film SANSA screened at 9:00 p.m., had been detained at LAX and the INS was barring him from entering the U.S. due to visa problems. When AFI FEST tried to reach the INS the following morning, they refused to comment on his detention, saying only that AFI FEST should discu...

The Miracle of Bern will open London German fest

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THE MIRACLE OF BERN (DAS WUNDER VON BERN) – Opening film of the sixthFestival of German Cinema in London (27 November – 4 December 2003)The Export-Union of German Cinema and its partners will be opening the sixthFestival of German Cinema on 27th November 2003 with THE MIRACLE OF BERN(DAS WUNDER VON BERN) in the presence of director Sönke Wortmann and theactors Peter Lohmeyer and Louis Klamroth. The rest of the festival programmewill again be presenting an interesting spectrum of new German ...

Rajhans at Bahamas Film Festival

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Rajhans Leads Canadian Delegation to Bahamas Film FestivalThe inaugural One World Film Festival takes place this weekend in sunnyNassau, Bahamas. The festival boasts an exciting program of films from around the world, and is expected to attract some a-list celebrities who make The Bahamas their second home. The festival takes place Nov 13th to 17th and is the brainchild of Hollywood Producer, Monica Cooper. "This film festival has been a year in the making and I hope it will allow manyfilmmak...

Tokyo Fest awards

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The 16th Tokyo International Film FestivalCompetition 2003 International Jury members have announced this year's winners for the following six awards at the closing ceremony on November 9, 2003. Total entry: 363 feature films (51 countries and regions)Screenings: 15 films International Jury Members were headed by Gong Li, President of the Jury, Irvin Kershner (Director) ,Pen-ek Ratanaruang (Director) ,Takashige Ichise (Producer) ,Vincent Lecoeur (Actor) Tokyo Grand Prix - The Governor of Tokyo...

Gettin' square winner of Inside Film Awards in Sydney

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LEXUS IF (INSIDE FILM) AWARDS WINNERS ANNOUNCEMENTGettin’ Square and Japanese Story, the people’s choice in Australian filmWinners for the 2003 Lexus IF (Inside Film) Awards were announced in Sydney tonight at a prestigious event staged at Wharf 8 in Pyrmont. Hosted by Deborah Mailman, the live broadcast was followed by a celebratory party presented by Autore South Sea Pearls. Gettin' Square and Japanese Story earned the highest accolades on the night. Japanese Story collected four IF awards...

Emerging European Filmmaker awards

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"where young Cinema meets the Market"On the occasion of MIFED, the Mercato Internazionale del Cinema e del Multimediale [International Cinema and Multimedia Market], the Ministero degli Affari Esteri [Foreign Ministry], the Ministero dei Beni Culturali [Ministry of Cultural Property], the Scuola Nazionale di Cinema [National Film School] and MIFED are promoting EMERGING EUROPEAN FILMMAKERS in order to raise awareness of and expand the distribution of “Young Cinema”. The winners were announce...

Fuse Marrakech Winner

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PJER ZALICA’S “FUSE” WINS ETOILE D’OR FOR BEST FEATURE FILMAttendance figures up by more than 150% - over 100,000 cinema-goers throng to screenings throughout the Festival The third annual Marrakesh International Film Festival, under the patronage of His Majesty Mohammed VI, King of Morocco, and the presidency of HRH, Prince Moulay Rachid, awarded the winners of its feature and short film competitions tonight at a closing night gala in the spectacular amphitheatre created in the ruins of...

EFA nominated 2 weeks left for voters

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These are the nominations:Deadline for votes is November 28, 2003EUROPEAN FILM 2003DIRTY PRETTY THINGS, UKdirected by Stephen Frearsproduced by Celador FilmsDOGVILLE, Denmark/Netherlands/Sweden/France/UK/Germanydirected by Lars von Trierproduced by Zentropa Entertainments8 ApS/Isabella Films Int/Memfis Film Int/Pain Unlimited/Sigma Films/Slot MachineGOOD BYE, LENIN!, Germanydirected by Wolfgang Beckerproduced by X Filme Creative Pool GmbHIN THIS WORLD, UKdirected by Michael Winterbottomproduced ...

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