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The Sarasota Film Festival Awards

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The Sarasota Film Festival Competition and Audience Awards were announced at a reception hosted by Metro Coffee & Wine, on Saturday afternoon, April 22nd, 2007. The awards were introduced by Festival Director of Programming, Tom Hall and Festival Programmer, Holly Herrick and were presented by each of the competition category jurors. The Audience Awards were presented by Hall and Herrick. Among this year’s Competition Jury members were: Narrative Feature Competition: including film critic/...

Interview with Fort Lauderdale Fest Director Gregory von Hausch

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Gregory von Hausch is the public face of the Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival. He founded the Festival more than two decades ago and has led it from a small regional event to an important showcase of international and independent cinema. As the Festival celebrates its 21st anniversary with the dapper and enthusiastic von Hausch still at the helm, Online Festival Dailies Editor Sandy Mandelberger sat down with Gregory von Hausch for an engaging and wide-ranging interview.Sandy Mandelbe...

Interview with Gregory von Hausch

Friday, November 10-----Gregory von Hausch is the public face of the Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival. He founded the Festival more than two decades ago and has led it from a small regional event to an important showcase of international and independent cinema. As the Festival celebrates its 21st anniversary with the dapper and enthusiastic von Hausch still at the helm, Online Festival Dailies Editor Sandy Mandelberger sat down with Gregory von Hausch for an engaging and wide-rangi...

2006 Florida Film Festival Award Winners

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A weekend of awards and tributes at the 15th Florida Film Festival close the 10-day long event, held in Orlando, Florida. At Friday evening’s Festival Revel celebration, held at the Citrus Club in downtown Orlando, the first-ever Florida Film Festival American Visionary Award was presented to legendary director John Waters. Dubbed the "Pope of Trash" by William Burroughs, John Waters has gained phenomenal international renown as writer and director of wildly original, irreverent, and offbeat p...

Florida Film Festival begins this week end

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The Florida Film Festival, one of the most respected regional festivals in the US, kicks off this evening, bringing more than 141 films over to the next 10 days to its home city of Orlando, Florida. The Festival is headquartered at the Enzian Theater, a not-for-profit arthouse cinema that brings adventurous independent and international programming to Orlando audiences throughout the year.This year, the Festival is presenting 51 feature films (33 narrative films and 18 documentaries) and a stagg...

New Screen Television announces Prize Winners

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New Screen Television, Inc. has announced the prizewinners for New Screen TV’s inaugural New Vision Awards. The awards are presented annually to recognize outstanding works from the yearly broadcast schedule of New Screen TV. All works broadcast by New Screen TV are automatically eligible and entered in to consideration for the awards.The prizewinners for the 2005 New Vision Awards are:Best Film – *Grand Prize* ($7,500) “The Adventures of Mad Matt” by Scott Rice (Austin, TX)Best Drama ...

Sundance announces new arthouse initiative

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Sundance Institute founder Robert Redford and Festival Director Geoff Gilmore took the stage yesterday at the Kimball Art Center in Park City for the first Sundance press conference of this year’s event. Redford and Gilmore were joined by Nicole Holofcener, the director of the Festival opener FRIENDS WITH MONEY.Redford announced a major new initiative for the Institute, which is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year. The Sundance Institute Art House Project is collaborating with leading a...

Miami International Festival announces Line Up

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The Miami International Film Festival, now in its 23rd edition, announced its official program, along with other announcements, at a packed news conference on the campus of the Festival’s patron, Miami Dade College.The Festival, which has grown in reputation as a major showcase for American independent and international films, with an accent on Spanish-language cinema, will open on March 3rd with the world premiere of HEARTLIFT (Lifting de Corazon), Argentine director Eliseo Subiela’s delici...

V. Storaro awarded at Bitola 26th festival Manaki Brothers

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26th International Film Camera Festival "Manaki Brothers" awards Vittorio Storaro the triple Oscar winner with the Life Achievement Award "Golden Camera 300" BiographyVittorio Storaro, the award - winning cinematographer who won Oscars for "Apocalypse Now", "Reds" and "The Last Emperor", was born on June 24, 1940 in Rome. At the age of 11, he began studying photography at a technical school. He enrolled at C.I.A.C (Italian Cinemagraphic Training Centre) and subsequently continued his education a...

Angelica Huston will preside over San Sebastian jury

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The San Sebastian International Film Festival will kick off September 15 with Obaba by Montxo Armendáriz and close September 24 with The world's fastes indian (out of competition).COMPETITIONThe competition jury is headed by Anjelica Huston (Chairwoman) with Veronica Forque, Enrico Lo Verso, Claude Miller, Lone Scherfig, Antonio Skarmeta, Dean Travoularis.ALTADIS-NEW DIRECTORS AWARD JURYVincenzo Bugno, Marian Fernandez Pascal, Francisco Hoyos, Orlando Mora, Jerome Paillard, Melanie Tebb and J...

Italian Cinema Worldwide roundtable in Venice from Media Salles

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Presentation in Venice of the MEDIA Salles’ new initiative “Italian Cinema Worldwide”Greater cohesion between the various components of the film’s life cycle, in order to reach shared objectives: this is what was demanded by many at Venice in Cinecittà Holding’s “Spazio Cinema Incontri”, during the round table presenting the special issue of MEDIA Salles’ Newsletter “European Cinema Journal” (hereattached), devoted to the initiative Italian Cinema Worldwide, for the promotio...

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...

Critically acclaimed: Fipresci prizes

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Critics' Prizes at the festivals of Sofia, Fribourg, Mar del Plata, Guadalajara and ToulouseToulouse (Rencontres Cinémas d'Amérique Latine, France, March 11-20, 2005). Prize: "Live-in Maid" (Cama adentro) by Jorge Gaggero (Argentina, 2004). Jury: Anette Olsen, Denmark ("Dox Magazine", "Mifune"), Maja Bogojevic, Serbia-Montenegro ("Zinec"), Karin Wolfs, The Netherlands ("De Filmkrant", "Screen International"). Print source: Aquafilms, Cabello 3644, C1425APN Buenos Aires, T +54 (11) 4802 4218, v...

London Gay and Lesbian Film Festival 2005

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The London Gay and Lesbian Film Festival runs March 30- April 13th. Opening film is:Prey for Rock & Roll (USA, 2003), starring the queen of gender bending, Gina Gershon. (USA, 2004) Mysterious Skin by Greg Araki (USA, 2004) closes, which had its world premiere in the Horizontal section at Venice 2004. One of the largest gay and lesbian film festivals, the London event tries to accord equal representation for the latest films by gays and lesbians. US/UK films predominate the selection, and there ...

The Big Sky Documentary Film Festival awards

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The Big Sky Documentary Film Festival closed Wednesday, February 23, with an awards celebration honoring three films picked to carry the titles "Best Short", "Best Feature" and "Big Sky Award Winner." Three additional filmmakers were awarded Artistic Vision Awards as Special Jury Prizes. The seven-day event screened non-stop, 10 am to midnight at Missoula's Historic Wilma Theater and featured seventy-six films from more than 15 countries, with classics running side-by-side with world premiers. T...

The 1st Annual Central Nebraska Film Festival in Kearney

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Don't miss The 1st Annual Central Nebraska Film Festival at the Kearney Community Theatre January 28th & 29th! (in Kearney, Nebraska)The Official Film Selections for the 1st Annual Event in Kearney, Nebraska! The purpose of the Film Festival is to celebrate and promote independent filmmaking in the Midwest. All Official Film Selections are eligible to compete for a trophy and cash prize that will be presented at the Awards Gala on the final night! Highlights of the festival include Jim Field...

Prized Pieces Film Festival in NY

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The National Black Programming Consortium (NBPC), in partnership with the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, announces the 2004 New York debut of the Prized Pieces Film Festival commencing October 8th through October 11, 2004. The four-day festival, held for the first time in New York City at Harlem’s famed Schomburg Center, celebrates the 25th Anniversary of the NBPC and its long-standing commitment to the preservation, funding, production and promotion of independent films and ...

Down From the Mountain: Telluride report

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Down From the MountainA writer braves treacherous weather, high altitudes, and long lines to reach that mother lode of cinema, Telluride.by Tim AppeloThe Telluride Film Festival was a place of peril this year. The 2,500 or so film pilgrims braved blistering sun, biblical rain, a freak snowstorm that frosted the peaks ridiculously prettily, a Dumpster-diving bear that roamed the streets by night, and a crazed fan resembling Santa Claus who kicked things and abused ticket takers until he was final...

Pixie Flix Fest WINNERS

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The winners from Pixie Flix Fest have been announced:"Pixie Pic of the Year - feature" MAX: A CAUTIONARY TALE"Pixie Pic of the Year - short" FAIRIES"Audience Award - Best Feature" THE EXPERIMENT: GAY & STRAIGHT"Audience Award - Best Short" FOXHOLEThe winners will be shown at festival screenings September 4th in Springdale Utah and on October 3rd in Anaheim, California.The Pixie Flix Fest was organized in 2002 after requests from gay parents and others to have something to do ...

IFCT world tour award winners

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The International Festival of Cinema and Technology 2004 Tour Award WinnersToday the long-awaited announcement took place of the International Festival of Cinema and Technology 2004 Award Winners. The tour was launched this past February in Orlando and festival screenings took place in London, Toronto, New York, Sydney and Brisbane. Festival locations this year included Universal Studios in Orlando, The Fox Studios Screening Room in Sydney, The Canadian Broadcast Centre in Toronto, the Horse H...

Marcie Bloom to be honored at next hamptons fest

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THE HAMPTONS INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL AND indieWIRE SET TO TOAST MARCIE BLOOMThe Hamptons International Film Festival is presenting its 12th anniversary season this October 20th – 24th, 2004. The Hamptons Festival is a celebration of film – its art, its excitement, its people. This year, the Festival partners with indieWIRE to inaugurate a new event where we celebrate a person or persons who best exemplifies the spirit of the independent film world and whose energy, vision, and acumen ...

Florida Film Fest: lucky thirteen

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The Florida Film Festival, which celebrated its 13th anniversary at a Gala Awards Ceremony on Saturday evening, 13 March, has secured its position as one of the best run and most popular regional festivals in the US. With an eclectic mix of films, devoted audiences and a large turnout of filmmakers, the Festival is giving Sundance a run for its money as a showcase of American Independent Cinema.The Festival, which presented almost 150 films in the film boom town of Orlando, Florida and its envir...

Do you believe in fairies? Try the Pixie Flix Fest

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The 2nd Annual Pixie Flix Fest gay & lesbian film festival will be held JUNE 5th - 7th 2004 in Lake Buena Vista, Florida. The main venue is at the Wyndham Palace Resort Hotel and Spa across the street from Downtown Disney®. The Wyndham Palace Resort is the official host hotel for Gayday Orlando. Gayday Orlando is attended by more than 130,000 gays & lesbians from around the world. Organized by Technophiliax electronics, Pixie Flix is recognized as the alternative to the expensive "circuit parti...

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...

The treaty: a successful short on the circuit

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THE TREATY was honored as the BEST SHORT FILM at the 2003 Midwest Entertainment Industry Conference in Lexington, Kentucky. The MEIC is the nation's FIRST non-profit entertainment industry conference. The conference is an annual convergence of national entertainment industry personnel representing a wide spectrum of companies and services within the entertainment industry, and artists from the worlds of film, music, game development, and publishing. THE TREATY also made its international debut...

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