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48 Hour Film Project

The Project Twenty-One (P21) Film Competition, held October 1-3 of this year in Philadelphia’s International House, is a unique opportunity for independent filmmakers to compete against each other and create the best possible short film with limited resources and three weeks to complete it. As well, it is an opportunity for the filmmakers to be a part of a festival that not only encourages quality shorts, but to have filmmakers from around the New Jersey/Philadelphia area to network ...

Charlotte Film Festival: Day One

    Today is opening night of the Charlotte Film Festival!  Tonight's films are Soundtrack For A Revolution and Night Catches Us.  Both films will be screened at the Regal Park Terrace in Charlotte, NC.  It's not too late to get tickets for this event!    Soundtrack for a Revolution The story of the American civil rights movement through its powerful music -the freedom songs protesters sang on picket lines, in mass meetings, in p...

Homemade cult, horror movie shortfilm contest

user (, an online and direct mail DVD and VOD entertainment retailer specializing in unusual cult, horror and exploitation cinema, announced today the launch of the 2010 Short Film Contest. Short filmmakers are encouraged to submit their homemade cult, horror or exploitation movies to TLA’s corporate office in Philadelphia where four members of TLA’s web content department will screen the films in order to find the best and most unusual short films out ther...

Preview review of "Going the Distance" and director, Nanette Burstein Q&A

  This romantic comedy also feature’s Barrymore’s real life love interest Justin Long and Charlie Day (It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia) for added comic relief. The movie deals with the pitfalls of long distance relationships. Garrett (Long) meets Erin (Barrymore) when he blocks the screen of her old school centipede arcade game – “Who does that?” What starts out as a casual hook up, turns into the real thing.  Problem, Erin is in NY for a summer internship a...

Mickey Pizzo Mouse! :-)

Recently, I spoke with Philadelphia born actor Mickey Pizzo about his acting career. ME: So, Mickey, what are you working on at the moment since Sopranos? MICKEY: Since 'The Sopranos', I'm premiering in a new play about Fashion Icon Isabella Blow called 'Blow by Blow' playing the role of her husband, Detmar Blow. I'm also about to do a film in September and I'm looking for financing for a film I wrote calle

Brothers Inc. by Michael Johnson

I spoke with my dear friend Michael Johnson about his award winning short film Brothers Incorporated (2009). Michael is a USC film graduate and expert on the seemingly cryptic art behind Hollywood filmmaking. He took time out of his busy schedule to answer some questions about his film as well as discuss his upcoming feature film.   ME: So, Michael, can you share with everyone what Brothers Inc. is e

NEWSLETTER N° 471: july 10, 2010

 .............                                                                                                                                                          WELCOME TO OUR NEWSLETTER N° 471: july 10, 2010 Follow this LINK if you cannot read the newsletter properly Contact the Editor, Advertise on the sites.  Our newsletter reaches 81 000 film professionnals e...

NEWSLETTER N° 470: july 2, 2010

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Michael Lerman promoted to Philadelphia Artistic Director

The Philadelphia Film Society is pleased to announce that it has promoted Director of Programming Michael Lerman to Artistic Director and hired Tom Quinn and Ryan Werner as programmers of the Philadelphia Film Festival. Lerman, Quinn and Werner previously worked together as programmers for the Woodstock Film Festival, successfully building the Festival through the programming of diverse, intelligent and engaging films. Quinn and Werner begin immediately, and will work with Lerman to curate the s...

NYC Food Film Festival 2010

Not only did I procure a press pass for the 4th Annual NYC Food Film Festival on Saturday, June 26th, I actually made it to Brooklyn 2 hrs before the event opened! I will be late for my own funeral, so I always throw myself a mental party when I actually arrive anywhere on time and a bigger party when I'm early! With time to kill, I called my friends that live in Brooklyn Heights - The ones from the Amada post (click link to read). I knew they would be surprised by my being in town; but in ...

Fifth edition of the Los Angeles Jewish Film Festival opened

FIFTH LOS ANGELES JEWISH FILM FESTIVAL"We don't select -- we Choose!" by Alex DeleonThe fifth edition of the Los Angeles Jewish Film Festival opened a six day run on Saturday, May 8, at the classy Writers Guild Theater in Beverly Hills with a very off-beat film from Israel, "A Matter of Size", about Hebrew speaking Sumo wrestlers (!) and an hour long Gala stars-of-yesteryear studded reception in the lobby preceding the screening. The film was exceptional and the array of celebrities at the recep...

NEWSLETTER N° 461: April 14, 2010

............. WELCOME TO OUR NEWSLETTER N° 461: April 14, 2010 Follow this LINK if you cannot read the newsletter properly Take Center Stage in Cannes and trust the combined experience of the founders promoting your film, festival. Sign up for a free brainstorming around your strategy and objectives. Meanwhile take a look at the following package Cannes Blast ...

Shawls and Moustaches

Director: Jan-Eje Ferling.
A lonely older woman searches for romances by answering newspaper ads and arranges dates, but she gets disappointed of the men she meets. However, she finds a friend, changes her lifestyle and sets of for a journey to adventure, new perspectives.

Pennsylvania’s Lincoln University builds new production studios

Pennsylvania's Lincoln University, the nation's first historically Black University, has during its 156-year history educated a remarkable number of luminaries, a short list of whom includes Langston Hughes and Thurgood Marshall, Lincoln U., with a current enrollment of approximately 2,000 students, has as its stated mission to "provide the best elements of a liberal arts and sciences-based core curriculum to meet the needs of students living in a highly technological and global so...

San Francisco (April 22 - May 6) SFIFF 53 New Directors Competition Films

The 53rd San Francisco International Film Festival (April 22 - May 6) will award close to $100,000 in total prizes this year. The New Directors Prize of $15,000 is given to a narrative first feature that exhibits a unique artistic sensibility and deserves to be seen by as wide an audience as possible. An independent jury will select the New Directors Prize winner, to be announced at the Golden Gate Awards Wednesday, May 5. Alamar, directed by Pedro González-Rubio, Mexico 2009 West Coa...

La Cinematheque in Philadelphia

Ooh la la, PCA ushers in 4 more French Films under the programming begun this past fall called, La Cinematheque (click link to see trailer of each film). Delayed a week due to snow, next Thursday, February 25, 6:45pm, Prince Music Theater (1412 Chestnut Street) the series starts off with Les Boreaux De Dieu (God’s Office), directed by Claire Simon - An “auteur” filmmaker captures women talking candidly about sex, pregnancy and abortion. Ray Murray, Artistic Director: “Thanks to th...

Philadelphia Film Festival Spring Preview

  Dear Friends of the Film Society, The Philadelphia Film Society is proud to announce that it will produce the Philadelphia Film Festival Spring Preview, Presented by Pennsylvania Hospital, a three-day film event scheduled to take place on Friday, April 9th, Saturday, April 10th and Sunday, April 11th exclusively at the Prince Music Theater.  This event will feature three to four films per day, with complementary tickets to all films for Film Society Members a...

Marco Tullio Giordana (Wild Blood)

My association with Philadelphia Cinema Alliance has once again brought me into contact with a world famous, critically-acclaimed writer/director- Marco Tullio Giordana. In Italy he is one of the most popular and well-regarded filmmakers of the last thirty years. His films such as, I cento passi (2000) Pasolini, un delitto italiano (1995) and most recently Sanguepazzo (Wild Blood) (2008) are so respected that many Universities in the US teach entire courses on Maestro Giordana's work, bo...

The Terror Film Festival Claw Awards

The Terror Film Festival Claw Awards (popularly known as "The Oscars of Horror"), took place in all of its austerity on October 24, 2009 at the historic Ethical Society Building on the famous Rittenhouse Square of Philadelphia.   The 4th season brought in the most astounding talent from all over the USA, as well as, the world. The assemblage of fans, filmmakers, screenwriters, and industry professionals, waited in anticipation, and all bets were on, as the illust...

YouTube documentary online?

Hello Butterflies: The festival round is coming to its end with Butterflies screening this Sunday for the very last time on a big screen at First Glance Film Fest in Philadelphia. You can find the info here: From all your requests on the videos, we realize we can't bring the film everywhere. But, because we know that lot of you can't make the festival screenings, we are deciding on our next step and want to bring the Award Winning film...

Astronaut Goes From Migrant Fields To Outer Space

Director: David Moolten.
Once a child laborer who trekked from Mexico to the fields of California to pick strawberries, Jose Hernandez recently traveled into space as an astronaut on the Discovery space shuttle. His story honors both the desperate struggle of immigrants and the greatness of which they are capable. This film and spoken word performance are a tribute.

YouTube film Butterflies screens at First Glance Film Festival in Philadelphia

Philadelphia’s Independent Film Festival is proud to announce Butterflies film to be presented at the 12th annual event on October 25th 2009 at 6PM This will be your last chance to see the Award Winning film about YouTube on a big screen. We have had some great experience at the film festival circle, as well as some not so very good. It is sad to know that some film festival organizers are only there to scam filmmakers and get money out of them for their own projects. We really hope that F...

Launch of (Philadelphia) La Cinematheque: New French Films

LA CINEMATHEQUE: NEW FRENCH FILMS Launches year-round programming with premieres of Les Beaux Gosses on September 30; and Costa-Gavras’ Eden is West on October 22; Philadelphia Cinema Alliance forms a partnership with the Prince Music Theater, the Embassy of France and the French-American Cultural Foundation Philadelphia, PA. Philadelphia Cinema Alliance (PCA), the nonprofit presenter of Philadelphia CineFest and Philadelphia QFest, will be expanding its year-round programming this mon...

Oscar Winning Director Costa-Gavras in Philaderlphia on October 22, Only US Appearance!

La Cinematheque: New French Films is being presented by the Philadelphia Cinema Alliance, in partnership with the Embassy of France, DC, the French-American Cultural Foundation, TV 5 Monde and the Prince Music Theater. A very special event, as the Oscar-winning and Internationally-acclaimed, director Costa Gavras, will premiere his latest film, Eden is West, and be honored with an award, at his only appearance in the USA."Philadelphia Cinema Alliance (PCA), continues La Cinematheque: New French ...


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