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Jonathan Demme to chair the jury at San Sebastian

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Jonathan Demme to chair the Official Jury at this year’s edition of the San Sebastian Film FestivalAcademy Award-winning director, Jonathan Demme will present his new feature film, Rachel Getting Married, and a “work in progress” version of his latest Neil Young concert film, Neil Young Trunk Show: Scenes from a Concert. Jonathan Demme, winner of an Oscar for best director for The Silence of the Lambs (1991), and director of films including Something Wild (1986), Philadelphia (1993), The M...

Jonathan Demme to chair the Official Jury at this year’s edition of the San Sebastian Film Festival

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Jonathan Demme, winner of an Oscar for best director for The Silence of the Lambs (1991), and director of films including Something Wild (1986), Philadelphia (1993), The Manchurian Candidate (2004) and Neil Young: Heart of Gold (2006) will chair the Official Jury at the coming edition of the San Sebastian Film Festival. Academy Award-winning director, Jonathan Demme will present his new feature film, Rachel Getting Married, and a “work in progress” version of his latest Neil Young con...

Outfest Los Angeles gay & L fest awards

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Outfest, the Los Angeles-based nonprofit organization dedicated to nurturing, showcasing and protecting lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) media, held its 14th annual film competition awards ceremony on July 20 at the John Anson Ford Amphitheatre. A total of 17 Outie Awards were distributed before the packed house of festival goers, celebrity guests and presenters, and Outfest 2008 filmmakers. The presentation of awards was followed by the Los Angeles premiere of Tom Gustaf...

Philadelphia Independent Film Festival

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The Philadelphia Independent Film Festival 2008 to Screen 151 Films from 20 International Filmmaking CommunitiesThe Philadelphia Independent Film Festival taking place on June 26th - 29th, 2008, will screen 151 independent films from 20 international filmmaking communities. Pennsylvania Governor Edward G. Rendell calls The Philadelphia Independent Film Festival "one of those Philadelphia summer events that makes our wonderful state of Pennsylvania a fun place to visit and vacation." one of thos...

Regular Deadline Ending this Week!

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Team Signups for the Project Twenty1 21-Day Filmmaking Competition are now open, so if you think you can make a film or animation in three weeks, sign up before the registration period is over! You do not need to be local to participate, and all completed films will be screened at the Philadelphia International House Theater, plus compete for awards, prizes & DVD distribution!Also, Project Twenty1 is now accepting PRE-EXISTING short and feature-length films and animations for its Philly Fi...

Gay Film Series At The Jacob Burns Film Center

 Thursday, May 15-----The timing could not be more perfect. On the same day that the California Supreme Court issued a historic reversal against the ban on gay marriage, the Jacob Burns Film Center in New York's Westchester County is launching its annual Out At The Movie series, focusing on films made by and targed to the gay and lesbian community (and those who love and admire them).Whatever one's position on the subject of gay marriage, the civil rights of gay couples is an issue that goes be...

NEWSLETTER N° 354: March 4, 2008

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AWARDS THE AWARDS WATCH ON FEST21.COM Oscar and more Nominations for cinema eye awards: vote online Portland International Film Festival's Audience Awards New NSI Drama Prize teams announced Walden Media the first to Receve the IFFF Film Excellence Award Indie Talents Honored At Film Independent Spirit Awards _________________________...

NEWSLETTER N° 326: August 1st, 2007

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FESTIVALS AGENDA SUBMISSION CALENDARS Festivals calling for your films... This week, this month...   _______________________________________________________________________________________ AWARDS THE AWARDS WATCH ON FEST21.COM Oscar and more ...

NEWSLETTER N° 324: July 18th, 2007

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FESTIVALS AGENDA SUBMISSION CALENDARS Festivals calling for your films... This week, this month...   _______________________________________________________________________________________ Ischia Global Fest Dailies from Bruno Chatelin on fest21.com Ambience from Ischia ...

Newsletter 323, July 10th 2007

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FESTIVALS AGENDA SUBMISSION CALENDARS Festivals calling for your films... This week, this month...   _______________________________________________________________________________________ Ischia Global Fest Dailies from Bruno Chatelin Stephen Frears & Visconti ...

Newsletter 320, 13-20 June 2007

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  _______________________________________________________________________________________ FESTIVALS AGENDA SUBMISSION CALENDARS Festivals calling for your films... This week, this month...   WRAP UP FROM CANNES Check out the Cannes Blog Photo Gallery, Video Gallery ...

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SCHERMI D'AMORE 2008: LOVE IN PROGRESSTwelve years of tradition and experimentation, ranging from the classic to the post-modern, from the lessons of great maestros to the innovations of their students: a journey through images to discover the most hidden corners of melodrama, from cross-over to tributes. Schermi d'Amore is, above all, an unrepeatable opportunity to learn more about the most original aspects of roman

Schermi d’Amore (Verona City) focus on romantic cinema

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Twelve years of tradition and experimentation, ranging from the classic to the post-modern, from the lessons of great maestros to the innovations of their students: a journey through images to discover the most hidden corners of melodrama, from cross-over to tributes. Schermi d’Amore is, above all, an unrepeatable opportunity to learn more about the most original aspects of romantic cinema; a festival which has always been able to bring forgotten films back into our lives, put the spotlight on...

USA Film Festival announces the schedule of events

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The USA Film Festival announces the schedule of events for the 38th Annual USA Film Festival, April 21-27, 2008, at the Angelika Film Center in Dallas.This year, the Festival honors two stage, screen and television veterans; one of the most respected cinematographers of our time; a rock and roll living legend; stages an anniversary reunion of popular comedy cult phenomenons of all time; brings eminent French director Claude Lelouch to Dallas; presents its 30th annual installment of the Academy-q...

AN INTERVIEW WITH "THE GODFATHER OF DISCO" FILMMAKER GENE GRAHAM

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By Maria Esteves - July 12, 2007 NewFest 2007: The 19th Annual New York LGBT Film Festival N.Y. Premiere THE GODFATHER OF DISCO documentary film, directed by Gene Graham was held at AMC Loews 34th St Theater, Friday, June 1, 5:45 p.m. A special Q&A immediately followed. The N.Y. Premiere after party was held at The Zipper Factory Theater Tavern, 7:30pm. I had the privilege of interviewing emerging award-winner director Gene Graham, Sunday, July 1, 1:00pm. Q: What inspired the making of ...

NewFest 2007 Official Selection NY Premiere of THE GODFATHER OF DISCO

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By Maria Esteves - May 23, 2007 THE GODFATHER OF DISCO, directed by Gene Graham will have its N.Y. Premiere at NewFest 2007: The 19th Annual New York LGBT Film Festival on Friday, June 1, 5:45 p.m., and Saturday, June 2, 1:30 p.m. at the AMC Loews 34th St Theater. Winner of the 2007 Emerging Filmmakers Award, Minneapolis/St. Paul International Film Festival, THE GODFATHER OF DISCO will also screen at the 20th Connecticut Gay & Lesbian Film Festival, Saturday, June 2, 2007, 4:00...

Hats off review in TV Guide

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TV GUIDE: http://www.tvguide.com/movies/hats/review/293092 The face may be vaguely familiar, and if the name "Mimi Weddell" doesn't ring a bell it will after you've seen Jyll Johnstone's affectionate documentary portrait of this unstoppable nonagenarian model and actress. The patrician-looking star of countless print ads, TV cameos and a surprising number of schlocky horror movies, long-time New Yorker Weddell realized her dream of becoming a star (of sorts) after the death of her ...

Backseat Film Festival Awards

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The first award of the BFF 08 was announced at the closing ceremonies at the Manhattan Room on Sunday, it goes to EAT YOUR HEART OUT for Best Feature Film, and the prize is a full week theatrical run at the brand new 941 Theater in Northern Liberties this Summer! The Official Backseat Film Festival 2008 Stats19 Awards84 Shorts14 Features17 screenings38 Hours of Movies36 Cases of Pabst Blue Ribbon34 bottles of hard boozeBACKSEAT FILM FESTIVAL 2008 AWARDSBest Feature Film - Eat Your Heart Out – ...

40th anniversary DVD edition of Guess Who's Coming to Dinner

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In a tribute to Stanley Kramer, a pioneer in filmmaking who garnered a record 85 Academy Award nominations, Sony Pictures has released the 40th anniversary DVD edition of Guess Who's Coming to Dinner. This controversial film starred Hall of Fame actors Sidney Poitier, Kathryn Hepburn and Spencer Tracey. Philadelphia Principal, Salome Thomas-EL, author of the best sellers, I Choose to Stay (Kensington - March 2003) and The Immortality of Influence (Kensington - May 2006), foreword by "I Am Legend...

"Sistas Are Doin’ It For Themselves" Filmmaker Showcase

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The Black Hollywood Education and Resource Center (BHERC) presents: the 15th Annual Sistas Are Doin’ It For Themselves: See Their Images… Hear Their Stories… Saturday, March 29, 2008 starting at 2:00 p.m. A Filmmaker Showcase and Discussion at Raleigh Studios, 5300 Melrose Avenue (650 Bronson Ave.), Hollywood, CA (Melrose & Van Ness / across from Paramount Studios) Chaplin Screening Room (Reception to follow). To RSVP – 310.284.3170. The cost is only $10.00 and parking is $4.00 or st...

The 17th Philadelphia Film Festival is coming up

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The festival has a program titled DANGER AFTER DARK presented by the TLA Entertainment Group, which is dedicated to FANTASTIC film genres. With the guidance of Raymond Murray, Artistic Director, I was able to program films from multiple genres that I love dearly and also include films that my fellow curators suggested. A big thank you to my colleagues at Fantastic Festivals around the world (you know who you are!) for all your help and support as well.At the tail end of the information, I’ve...

Backseat Film Festival is back in Philadelphia

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The 6th edition the Backseat Film Festival is back in Philadelphia on March 13-16th! We are very proud of all the great rock ‘n roll movies we've been lucky enough to show over the years, and we are looking forward to this year’s movies. Once again, we'll be screening the finest shorts, features, documentaries, animations, music videos and everything in between, with genres across the board. Student films and local stuff too! And true to form, we'll be hosting loads of special events and aft...

Oscars’ most memorable moments on "love" compilation DVD

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It’s hard not to feel some affection – even love – for the Oscars, the biggest film industry awards ceremony. And this year is no exception. The Oscars 2008 will go down in history as the most highly anticipated award ceremony of all time, if only for the drama surrounding whether the event would go ahead at all. And the Oscars wouldn’t be the Oscars without the stars’ dramatic acceptance speeches. With a 45 second deadline and an audience of more than a billion viewers, the pressure ...

SXSW Announces Lineup

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The 15th annual South by Southwest (SXSW) Film Conference & Festival is thrilled to announce the complete lineup of feature films slated to screen at the event, March 7-15, in Austin, Texas.Over the course of nine days, 114 features will screen at the festival, with65 of those having their world premieres at SXSW 2008. Among the high-profile films added to the festival¹s ³Spotlight Premieres² categoryare: Kimberly Peirce¹s 'Stop-Loss,' Nicholas Stoller¹s 'Forgetting Sarah Marshall,' Martin ...

SXSW: The Austin Film Barbeque

 Tuesday, February 5-------------On Super Tuesday, with 22 Presidential primaries unfolding on the same day, the Presidential nominees will be in place and the hint of a new chapter will be in the air. SXSW, the South By Southwest Conference and FilmFestival, decided to unveil its program on what could be a significant date in current American discourse and affairs. The Festival, based in the libertarian outpost in Texas (Austin), the Festival has seen its reputation rise rapidly in the past de...
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