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The Global Film Village: FILM INDEPENDENT AWARDS SLOAN PRODUCERS GRANT

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By Marla Lewin 9 PROJECTS FOR 2009 PRODUCERS LAB FILMMAKERS ALSO SELECTED BY FILM INDEPENDENT LOS ANGELES (October 12, 2009) — Last night at a special reception concluding the 2009 edition of Film Independent’s Filmmaker Forum, Josh Welsh, Film Independent’s Director of Talent Development, awarded Jenny Deller and Kristin Fairweather its 3rd annual Sloan Producers Grant for their feature film project Future Weather.  Deller and Fairweather will receive a $25,000 production grant, and p...

JIYAN

Director: Jano Rosebiani.
Five years following the infamous chemical and biological bombing of Halabja, Diyari, a Kurdish/ American good Samaritan, returns to his homeland to build an orphanage in what is left of Halabja. He meets Jiyan, a ten-year old orphan and a survivor of the chemical attack, doomed to live with a burn scar covering most of her right cheek.. A strong bond between the two ensues and later he names his orphanage after her. During the course of his stay in Halabja, Diyari meets a colorful bunch of townsfolk, many of whom remain physically and/or psychologically marked with the effects of the chemical agents. Among them is Jiyan's only living relative, Shérco, a twelve-year old who has also lost his family to the poison gas. While Shérco dreams of marrying her one day, Jiyan dreams of seeing flowers, a picture of which she finds on the back of a magazine. In addition to building the orphanage, Diyari brings a spark of hope and happiness to Shérco's and Jiyan's lives. However, this affair is short lived. As he leaves, the two orphans turn back to their lonely shells with very little light to look forward to - a familiar state of mind echoing throughout Halabja. Diyari departs with a promise to return, but now leaving a tearful Jiyan at the place where he first meet her - on a swing under a lonely tree on a small lonely hill.

Eclipse Channel Online Film Festival

Eclipse Channel Online Film Festival

Beginning Monday, December 14th, @12:00 a.m. ET Eclipse Channel will begin accepting submissions for what we hope to be one of the premier online film contests.   We are calling on independent movie makers of any shape, size, and flavor with their OWN original, compelling and unique films to submit their best works. There are no limits but your own imagination.  There is no fee to enter, and your films will be broadcast (if acceptable) in HD for the whole WORLD to see!  Yes the whole world.  Eclipse Channel has viewers from Beijing to Budapest, from America to Australia and all have watched us full screen in HIGH DEFINITION!!  There is no other place where you can watch independent films like this.

Butterflies screens at La Femme Festival in Los Angeles

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La Femme Film Festival will present the Award Winning documentary Butterflies about YouTube on Thursday, October 15th at 6PM at the Davidson/Valentini Theatre in Hollywood. See the feature film about YouTubers one last time, before the festival season closes at the end of the month in Philadelphia. Subscribe here for the trailers and behind the scenes: http://www.youtube.com/ButterfliesTheMovie Follow FILMESTER on Twitter for updates from the festivals. Let's get together one last time ...

NEWSLETTER N° 433: September 23, 2009

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..............WELCOME TO OUR NEWSLETTER N° 433: September 23, 2009 Follow this LINK if you cannot read the newsletter properly Contact the Editor of the site, Advertise on the sites. You can find us at twitter.com/fest21 and find Bruno Chatelin on facebook Add yor fest21.com RSS to your blogs! How to use FestivalExpress our new online submi...

Butterflies documentary in NYC, Montana, LA and Philadelphia

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We are done with our East Coast Premiere at NewFilmmakers in NYC and the Award Winning film about YouTube had an amazing response there. Here are photos from the screening and I am so super excited to have such an amazing night with all the great people! Next, we are heading to the Montana Independent Film Festival where Butterflies screens on October 25th. We are going back to Los Angeles presenting Butterflies at La Femme Film Festival in the middle of October and then Philade...

Terror Film Festival is baaaaaack with more terror

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"We're Baaaaaack..."  Terror Film Festival has announced their 2009 SELECTED FILMS to be screened this year in the upcoming fourth edition of Terror Film Festival.  The festival will once again be held at the prestigious and gothic Ethical Society Building at Rittenhouse Square in Philadelphia from October 20-24, 2009, and the event will again include filmmakers and screenwriters from around the world, as well as, celebrities, actors, distributors, and many other industry professio...

Terror Film Festival is baaaaaaaack with more terror

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“We’re Baaaaaack...” Terror Film Festival has announced their 2009 SELECTED FILMS to be screened this year in the upcoming fourth edition of Terror Film Festival. The festival will once again be held at the prestigious and gothic Ethical Society Building at Rittenhouse Square in Philadelphia from October 20-24, 2009, and the event will again include filmmakers and screenwriters from around the world, as well as, celebrities, actors, distributors, and many other industry professionals. P...

Why Hire a Killer?

Director: Oscar Sanders.
A soon-to-be divorced woman asked a mysterious man with an agenda to help her solve her problem that takes the two of them from Philadelphia to Altlantic City to finally Toronto, Ontario before the truth is finally revealed. A must see!

Check Zurich Film Festival entire festival program

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5th Zurich Film Festival: September 24 – October 4, 2009Thursday, September 10, 2009Thirty Films in Three Competitions, Ten World Premieres and Celebrated GuestsThe 5th Zurich Film Festival has announced further film highlights, introduced the three competition juries and presented the entire festival program.Festival directors Nadja Schildknecht and Karl Spoerri and curators of the Competition Program Christine von Fragstein and Nikolaj Nikitin, announced the Competition and the Out of Compet...

Why Hire a Killer? Trailer

A soon-to-divorced woman seeks the help of a mysterious man with an agenda to help her with a problem that will ultimately take them from Philadelphia to Atlantic City, and finally Toronto Ontario before the truth about a rare medical phenomena and a two year revelation come to light. A must see!

Letters from America

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‘Letters from America’ revolves around the saga of a father and daughter and their impressions of America upon returning to the US after so many years. It is the testimony of a western educated Iranian intellectual who having returned to Iran to raise his family after living in America for many years; has once again returned to America to witness the changes that have taken place since he lived there. It is also the testimony of his nineteen years old daughter born in America and raised in p...

Butterflies will screen at following film festivals this fall:

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  Other dates and cities to be announced bellow: Butterflies will screen at: Freeze Fest, Czech Republic, September 5th, 2009 Temecula Valley International Film Festival, September 9-13th, 2009 New Filmmakers, New York City, September 16th, 2009 Montana Independent Film Festival, September 27th-28th, 2009 First Glance Philadelphia, October 2009 ...

The San Francisco Film Society announces the appointment of Rachel Rosen as director of programming

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Former Film Society Mainstay Returns to Help Lead Vastly Expanded and Enriched Organization As it Enters New Era of Growth The San Francisco Film Society announces the appointment of Rachel Rosen as director of programming, effective August 10, 2009.    Photo by Jesse Grant / WireImage   "We're thrilled to welcome Rachel back to a leadership role in the organization after her extraordinarily successful tenure in Los Angeles," said Graham Leggat, SFFS executiv...

Rachel Rosen new director of programming at San Francisco Fest

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Former Film Society Mainstay Returns to Help Lead Vastly Expanded and Enriched Organization As it Enters New Era of GrowthThe San Francisco Film Society announces the appointment of Rachel Rosen as director of programming, effective August 10, 2009. "We're thrilled to welcome Rachel back to a leadership role in the organization after her extraordinarily successful tenure in Los Angeles," said Graham Leggat, SFFS executive director. "Her intelligence, flair for innovation and keen eye for exciti...

Film Independent announces participants for screenwriters lab

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Film Independent, the non-profit arts organization that produces the Spirit Awards and Los Angeles Film Festival, has announced the screenwriters and film projects selected for its 10th annual Screenwriters Lab, sponsored by the Writers Guild of America, West. Taking place in Los Angeles from August 17 until September 16, the Screenwriters Lab is an intensive five-week incubator designed to help writers improve their craft, and take their current scripts to the next level in a nurturing, yet ch...

Butterflies Selected into Temecula Valley International Film & Music Festival

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The Award Winning documentary Butterflies has been selected into Southern California festival in Temecula, and will play this September at the Temecula Valley International Film & Music Festival. "Butterflies is the first feature film that profiles the YouTube community and examines the power of online media. The film had its World Premiere last month at AOF Film Festival, where it received the Alan J. Bailey Excellence Award for Documentary Filmmaking and was nominated for Bes...

Butterflies Wins Its 1st Award!

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Butterflies crew at AOF IFFFirst of all, let me thank all of you for your constant support and if you did make it to our World Premiere, I hope you enjoyed the film. I would like to start by announcing that Butterflies walked out from AOF International Film Festival with The Alan J. Bailey AOF Award of Excellence for Documentary Filmmaking!!!! We were also nominated for Best Social Commentary 2009, but this Award went to the amazing Victory of the Underdog. I honestly believe thi...

Butterflies Tonight!!!!

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Hello all: Hope everyone is doing well. Just wanted to remind you that my feature documentary film Butterflies has its Official World Premiere tonight at the AOF Film Festival. The address is confirmed for Regency Theater at 1003 E Colorado Blvd in Pasadena. The screening will start at 8PM with Q&As from the cast and crew and after party following. Please join us to celebrate YouTube on the big screen for the very first time! $10 tickets can be purchased at: https://www.aoffest.com/...

See the Award Nominated documentary about YouTube, Butterflies tomorrow

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There is only one day left for the official premiere of Butterflies at the AOF Fest. So far, it has been great seeing other people's films and meeting all the talented filmmakers. But, tomorrow is our turn! Butterflies will screen at AOF (Action on FIlm) International Film Festival July 27th, 2009 @ 8PM Regency Academy Theatre 1003 East Colorado Blvd Pasadena, CA Tickets can be purchased at: https://www.aoffest.com/store/AOF-2009-c4.htm There will be a party after t...

NEWSLETTER N° 426: July 22, 2009

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..............WELCOME TO OUR NEWSLETTER N° 426: July 22, 2009 Follow this LINK if you cannot read the newsletter properly Contact the Editor of the site, Advertise on the sites. You can find us at twitter.com/fest21 and find Bruno Chatelin on facebook Add yor fest21.com RSS to your blogs! FESTIVAL NEWS FROM THE CIRCUIT 1...

Harlan Jacobson appointed Artistic Director of the Philadelphia Film Festival

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Jacobson will curate the 18th½ Philadelphia Film Festival in October 15-18, 2009 The Philadelphia Film Society is pleased to announce that it has appointed Harlan Jacobson as the new Artistic Director of the Philadelphia Film Festival.  Jacobson begins immediately, and will curate the selection of films for the 18th½ Philadelphia Film Festival, scheduled for October 15, 2009 - October 18, 2009 at multiple venues throughout Philadelphia. Harlan Jacobson has covered the film i...

Harlan Jacobson new Artistic Director of the Philadelphia Film Fest

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Jacobson will curate the 18th½ Philadelphia Film Festival in October 15-18, 2009The Philadelphia Film Society is pleased to announce that it has appointed Harlan Jacobson as the new Artistic Director of the Philadelphia Film Festival. Jacobson begins immediately, and will curate the selection of films for the 18th½ Philadelphia Film Festival, scheduled for October 15, 2009 – October 18, 2009 at multiple venues throughout Philadelphia.Harlan Jacobson has covered the film industry for more th...

Philadelphia QFest’s Eating Out 3: All You Can Eat

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The third installment of the successful Eating Out franchise, “Eating Out 3: All You Can Eat,” is now unveiled as Philadelphia QFest’s choice for its much anticipated Surprise Screening. Scheduled for an exclusive debut at the Prince Music Theater on Sunday July 19 at 7:00pm, Eating Out 3 is sure to be a Philadelphia QFest 09 smash hit.The Eating Out films have proven to be immensely popular comedies, launching the career of creator Q. Allan Brocka (Boy Culture, Rick and Steve: The Happies...

Karlovy Vary to welcome Isabelle Huppert and Banderas

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The famous French film and theater actress will accept a Crystal Globe for Outstanding Artistic Contribution to World Cinema at the 44th Karlovy Vary IFF. One of the most accomplished personalities of European film and the holder of more than 30 acting awards will be present at the premiere screening of the French competition film in which she stars: Villa Amalia by director Benoît Jacquot. In addition, festival viewers will have an opportunity to see an example of Isabelle Huppert’s acting m...
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