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Almodovar's VOLVER To Open Fort Lauderdale Festival

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The newest film from Spanish director Pedro Almodovar, the hugely anticipated VOLVER, will open the 21st edition of the Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival on October 20th at Fort Lauderdale's prestigious Parker Playhouse.VOLVER, which had its world premiere at the Cannes Film Festival, was honored on the Croisette with a Best Screenplay award for its writer/director Pedro Almodóvar, and an unprecedented Best Actress award for the film's ensemble cast, including international sensations...

PITTSBURGH Mockumentary Is Festival Centerpiece

Saturday, October 7----The Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival, which this year celebrates its 21st edition as one of the most important venues in the US for independent and international cinema, has announced that its Centerpiece Film will be PITTSBURGH, a non-fiction comedy starring Jeff Goldblum, Illeana Douglas and Ed Begley Jr. The film will screen on Friday, November 3 at the historic Parker Playhouse in downtown Fort Lauderdale. The special event is followed by the Festival's "...

Almodovar's VOLVER To Open The Festival

Thursday, October 5---The newest film from Spanish director Pedro Almodovar, the hugely anticipated VOLVER, will open the 21st edition of the Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival on October 20th at Fort Lauderdale's prestigious Parker Playhouse. VOLVER, which had its world premiere at the Cannes Film Festival, was honored on the Croisette with a Best Screenplay award for its writer/director Pedro Almodóvar, and an unprecedented Best Actress award for the film's ensemble cast, includin...

Launch of New York Festival's Dailies on Fest21.com Blog

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FEST21.COM AND INTERNATIONAL MEDIA RESOURCES COLLABORATE ON NEW YORK FILM FESTIVAL DAILIESFEST21.COM, the portal website launched at the Cannes Film Festival, by FILMFESTIVALS.COM and published by MM2 Editions is collaborating with INTERNATIONAL MEDIA RESOURCES to produce Online Dailies coverage of the NEW YORK FILM FESTIVAL, one of the most important film showcases in the United States.The Dailies site will be dedicated to coverage of all aspects of the Festival, including film coverage, direct...

Miami Gay & Lesbian Film Festival presents its highlights

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The celebrated 8th Annual Miami Gay & Lesbian Film Festival, presented by Sundance Channel and Avis Rent-a-Car has unveiled the line-up of the best gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender films that will be featured during the 10 day event from April 21 to April 30. The screenings will take place at Regal Cinemas South Beach, Gusman Center for the Performing Arts, Colony Theatre and the Gateway Cinemas (located in Fort Lauderdale). The announcement was made today by Co-Directors of the Festival, ...

Undiscovered Gems receive theatrical distribution in the US

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While an astonishing number of American independent features and documentaries are receiving at least a token theatrical distribution in US theaters, there are many deserving films that are falling through the cracks. These films may have won a slew of awards at prestigious festivals, been invited all over the world to screen outside their home country, and even secured enthusiastic reviews in the trade press, but in the end, they go undistributed.A group of six of these “Festival orphans” a...

Fort Lauderdale Fest (almost) Gone With The Wind

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A film festival is formidable enough. Hundreds of film prints moving, sometimes uneasily, from Point A to Point B. Thousands of demanding audience members to be pleased. Dozens of high maintenance invited filmmakers, sponsors and special guests to be accommodated. A film festival is, for its organizers, a hurricane unto itself.But what if your event, which takes a year of planning, cajoling, fundraising and sheer nerve, meets up with a true force of Nature….a Category 3 Hurricane that suspends...

Fort Lauderdale: the longest Festival ready to roll

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FORT LAUDERDALE INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVALOctober 14 - November 20 2005The Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival presents the most compelling and thought-provoking international films, host special tributes and seminars and introduces some of the greatest talents to South Florida audiences. The festival annually screens over 100 films from Boca Raton to Miami and is the longest film festival in the world. Considered one of the most important regional film festivals in the U.S., the Festiv...

HDFest world tour launches in South Florida

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HDFEST 2005 World Tour Launches with South Florida Film Festival EventHDFEST will be launching its 2005 World Tour next month with a film festival event in South Florida September 9th and 10th. HDFEST events include panels, seminars and screenings of new films created using high-definition technology. The HDFEST 2005 World Tour will also be taking place in London, Los Angeles, Helsinki and New York. The upcoming HDFEST South Florida event will be held at the Sunrise Gateway Theatre in Fort Lau...

HDFEST 2004 Deffie Awards

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HDFEST Announces 2004 Deffie Awards at NYC Festival Tour FinaleOn Sunday, December 5th at the Tribeca Grand Screen Theatre, HDFEST announced the winners of its 2004 HDFEST Deffie Awards to cheering crowds of festival-goers. The December New York event was the conclusion to the HDFEST 2004 World Tour which began in May 2004 and featured six high-definition festival events. Alongside indie HD films and high-definition filmmaking panel discussions, the HDFEST New York event also included special ...

First High-Definition Film Festival in Florida opens next week

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HDFEST will be presenting the first High-Definition film festival totake place in Florida August 6th and 7th in Fort Lauderdale. Theupcoming South Florida event is part of HDFEST's 2004 World Tour that istaking place this year in six cities: Sydney, Los Angeles, London, NewYork, Fort Lauderdale and Hämeenlinna, Finland. Events will be takingplace Friday August 6th at the Sunrise Gateway Theatre, and SaturdayAugust 7th at Art Serve in Fort Lauderdale. HDFEST's "high-definitiononly" screenings...

Think Pink: Miami G&L Fest

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THINK PINK: THE MIAMI GAY AND LESBIAN FILM FESTIVAL 2004Miami, a city of vibrant pastel colors, was showing off its pink as it celebrated the 6th edition of the Miami Gay and Lesbian Film Festival (April 23-May 2). The event brought out Miami’s colorful and diverse gay community (and friends) to a showcase of films from the US and overseas, with a special caliente dash of the best of gay and lesbian Latin films.Programmed by Carol Coombes, formerly of the London Gay and Lesbian Film Festival, ...

Miami G&L unveils line-up

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2004 MIAMI GAY & LESBIAN FILM FESTIVAL UNVEILS PROGRAM LINE-UP80 International films to compete during 6th annual event Opening Night Gala Screening - "Straight Jacket" by Richard Day Centerpiece Gala Screening - "Cachorro (Bear Cub)" by Miguel Albaladejo Closing Night Gala Screening - "D.E.B.S" by Angela Robinson Wolfe Career Achievement Award to producer Andrea Sperling 15th Anniversary Tribute to Strand Releasing The prestigious 6th Annual Miami Gay & Lesbian Film Festival, presented by HBO...

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