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Holy Motors winner of the 48th Chicago International Film Festival

Michael Kutza, Founder and Artistic Director, Mimi Plauché, Programming Director, and Programmers Alex Kopecky and Penny Bartlett proudly announce the winners of the 48th Chicago International Film Festival Competitions.   French filmmaker Leos Carax’s exuberant and euphoric HOLY MOTORS leads this extraordinary group of films with three awards. Carax’s first film, BOY MEETS GIRL, premiered in Chicago in 1984 as part of the 20th Chicago International Film Festival&rsqu...

AFI announces Bernardo Bertolucci as Guest Artistic Director

The American Film Institute (AFI) announced today that internationally acclaimed filmmaker and Academy Award®-winning director and screenwriter Bernardo Bertolucci will serve as its Guest Artistic Director at AFI FEST 2012 presented by Audi. Last year’s Guest Artistic Director was Pedro Almodóvar, and David Lynch, an alumnus of the AFI Conservatory, held the role in 2010. As Guest Artistic Director, Bertolucci has selected four feature films for his special sidebar program at...

The New York Asian Film Festival returns (June 29 - July 15)

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The New York Asian Film Festival (June 29 - July 15) returns - and this year we’re bringing crazy back!   The opening night film is Pang Ho-cheung’s astonishingly filthy, extremely hilarious VULGARIA, a movie about making movies, shot in just 12 days, all about gangsters named Brother Tyrannosaur, sleazy lawyers, the sex film industry, and men who love donkeys a little too much. The Hollywood Reporter calls it a “...laugh-out-loud, aptly titled comedy.” Pang himself, Hong Kong's hotte...

Second annual Documentary Lab selects 10 filmmakers

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Film Independent, the non-profit arts organization that produces the Spirit Awards and the Los Angeles Film Festival, has announced the filmmakers and projects selected for its second annual Documentary Lab, sponsored by Latino Public Broadcasting. Starting this week and continuing through the end of April, the Documentary Lab is an intensive seven-week program in Los Angeles, with the main focus of assisting documentary filmmakers on their works-in-progress and providing creative feedback. All ...

12th New York Intl Latino Film Festival Closing Night World Premiere of OUR LATIN THING Red Carpet Photos

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By Maria Esteves – September 24, 2011 The 12th New York International Latino Film Festival 2011 (NYILFF11) Closing Night World Premiere of OUR LATIN THING (NUESTRA COSA), by Academy Award winning filmmaker Leon Gast commenced Saturday, August 20, 2011 at the AMC Empire Cinema. Presented by American Airlines, sponsored by Heineken, the 40th anniversary remastered edition of FANIA All-Stars musical documentary OUR LATIN THING (NUESTRA COSA) is now available on DVD. Prior to screening, one luc...

Seattle International Film Festival highlights

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    Film Industry Luminaries Ewan McGregor, Warren Miller, Al Pacino Scheduled to Appear The 37th Seattl...

The Seattle International Film Festival expands to new communities outside Seattle

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  The Seattle International Film Festival continues to expand to new communities outside Seattle, adding Renton as a SIFF venue in 2011.  Renton screenings will take place May 20-26 at the IKEA Performing Arts Center.  A special Opening Night Screening will take place in Renton on May 20, with a gala reception following at the Renton Pavilion Event Center.   "SIFF is extremely pleased to bring Festival programming to communities throughout the region and continue to br...

Film Life's American Black Film Festival Celebrates 15 Years, Announces Dates

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  Film Life, Inc., announces the 15th annual American Black Film Festival (ABFF) to be held in Miami, Florida, July 6-9, 2011. The ABFF is an industry retreat and competitive showcase of independent Black film. Home Box Office, Inc. (HBO®), returns for the fourteenth year in support of the festival's mission to strengthen the Black filmmaking community through resource sharing, education, artistic collaboration and career development. The 2011 festival will feature the return of the ...

CICFF Announced 2010 Winners!

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October 31, 2010.- The 27th annual Chicago International Children's Film Festival  congratulates the winners of.more than 30.awards presented at the Festival's American Airlines Closing Night Awards Presentation on Sunday, October 31, 2010 at Columbia College's Film Row Cinema. Filmmakers from around the world came to watch the most acclaimed films of the  Festival and to celebrate ten days of workshops, discussions, and life-changing movies. Films from Australia, Canada, Denmark, England, Fin...

Independent Spirit Awards Filmmakers grants winners

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  SPIRIT AWARDS WINNERS TO BE REVEALED ON SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 26,  WITH CEREMONY AIRING EXCLUSIVELY ON IFC AT 10:00 PM ET/PT   Film Independent, the non-profit arts organization that produces the Spirit Awards and the Los Angeles Film Festival, announced the winners of its four filmmaker grant awards at the Spirit Awards Filmmaker Grant and Nominee Brunch held at BOA Steakhouse in West Hollywood.  Sandra Oh and Terrence Howard hosted the casual event and handed out the honor...

Independent Spirit Awards nominees for Best Feature 127 Hours, Black Swan, Greenberg, The Kids Are All Right , Winter's Bone

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Film Independent, the non-profit arts organization that produces the Spirit Awards and the Los Angeles Film Festival, announced nominations this morning for the 2011 Film Independent Spirit Awards.  Eva Mendes and Jeremy Renner served as presenters and 2011 Spirit Awards host Joel McHale was also on hand.  Nominees for Best Feature include 127 Hours, Black Swan, Greenberg, The Kids Are All Right and Winter's Bone. Please Give was selected for the Robert Altman Award, which is given...

Bahamas jury members

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Festival Attracts High Profile Industry Players For Jury and PanelsThe Bahamas International Film Festival (BIFF) announced today the members of the jury that will preside over the 7th edition of the Festival, which takes place December 1-5, 2010. The jury was revealed today by BIFF Founder and Executive Director Leslie Vanderpool. This year, the Festival will showcase 56 films from 17 different countries, including 27 features of which several are world or international premieres and all Bahami...

Winners Wow Audience at Chicago Children's Film Festival

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Winners Wow Audience at Chicago International Children's Film Festival Closing Night Awards PresentationChicago, IL - October 31, 2010 - The 27th annual Chicago International Children's Film Festival congratulates the winners of more than 30 awards presented at the Festival's American Airlines Closing Night Awards Presentation on Sunday, October 31, 2010 at Columbia College's Film Row Cinema. Filmmakers from around the world came to watch the most acclaimed films of the Festival and to celebrat...

LA Femme Film Festival Announces Program Scheduled

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UPCOMING EVENTSOct-14 to 17th 6th Annual Festival LaunchesOct-14 Lisa Haley Musical Fundraiser Tickets on Sale Now!Oct-15 "Night Catches Us" Film with Kerry Washington and Anthony Mackie. Film to be followed by Q&A with Director Tanya Hamilton and Cast Sponsored by SAG DiversityOct-16 Livin' Livda After Party : A Mixer for our fiends and filmmakersOct-17 Awards Ceremony Honoring Anegla Bassett, Virginia Madsen, Loretta Devine, Angela Kinsey, Maggie WheelerGet Tickets NOW! www.lafemme.org websit...

54th London Film Festival - Press Launch

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 This morning, the press launch for the 54th BFI London Film Festival took place in Leicester Square. As usual, Amanda Nevill,  the director of the BFI gave a thank you speech for all the sponsors, old and new, volunteers and benefactors of the festival. She also pointed out that, although the world is not in the best of financial situations, this year we will have a great selection of films demonstrating the importance of the continual of the survival of this industry in the world. Sand...

London Film Festival program launch

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The programme for the 54th BFI London Film Festival, launched today by Artistic Director Sandra Hebron, showcases an array of highly anticipated films by both established and emerging talent from around the world. A particularly strong feature this year is the selection of British films including the previously announced Opening and Closing Night Galas. Over 16 days the festival will screen a total of 197 features and 112 shorts, including 11 World, 23 International and 33 European premieres, ma...

2010 New York International Latino Film Festival Awards

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By Maria Esteves - August 27, 2010 The 11th New York International Latino Film Festival (NYILFF) Awards honored the best in filmmaking and emerging directors of Latino descent in 2010 at the SVA theatre, Sunday, August 1, 7:00 PM. The award announcers were HBO associate manager/marketing development Marvin Scott, NYILFF founder/co-executive director Calixto Chinchilla, and co-executive director Elizabeth Gardner. Since 1999, NYILFF was founded by Calixto Chinchilla to assist emerging L...

2010 New York International Latino Film Festival Awards

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By Maria Esteves - August 27, 2010 The 11th New York International Latino Film Festival (NYILFF) Awards honored the best in filmmaking and emerging directors of Latino descent in 2010 at the SVA theatre, Sunday, August 1, 7:00 PM. The award announcers were HBO associate manager/marketing development Marvin Scott, NYILFF founder/co-executive director Calixto Chinchilla, and co-executive director Elizabeth Gardner. Since 1999, NYILFF was founded by Calixto Chinchilla to assist emerging Latino film...

Seattle International Film Festival Announces Award-Winners

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The nation's largest film festival concludes today with record-breaking box office numbers, the announcement of the Jury and Audience Award Winners, and the Closing Night Gala featuring Get Low.The 36th Seattle International Film Festival concludes a record-breaking year today, in spite of the downturn in summer movie-going nationwide, with the announcement of juried SIFF 2010 Competition Awards and Golden Space Needle Audience Awards, bringing to a close the largest and most highly attended fil...

New York Festivals International Television & Film Awards® Announced Its 2010 Winners

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The 53rd New York Festivals International Television & Film Awards honored this year's winning entries at the 2010 awards ceremony Monday, May 3rd in New York at the American Airlines Theater. The GrandJury® awarded two prestigious Grand Trophies - one to ESPN of the US, and the other to The Edge Picture Company in the UK.  In addition, ESPN was named Broadcaster of the Year for the third year in a row, while The Edge Picture Company was also honored for the third time with t...

Seattle International Film Festival claims largest festival in the US reveals line up of 600 screenings

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SIFF is proud to announce the lineup for the 36th Seattle International Film Festival, the largest and most highly attended event of its kind in the United States. Running a full 25 days, SIFF will present 189 narrative features, 54 documentary features, 13 archival films, and 150 short films from 67 countries, including 25 World Premieres (12 features, 13 shorts), 36 North American Premieres (24 features, 12 shorts), and 12 US Premieres (6 features, 6 shorts). SIFF 2010 runs from May 20...

New York Festivals® Television & Film Awards announces 2010 Finalists

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New York Festivals Television & Film Awards, honoring the "World's Best Work", announced the 2010 competition finalists today.  The GRANDJURYTM, comprised of award winning television and film professionals,   selected finalists from twenty-nine countries around the globe.  All finalists will go on to a second round of judging, with different criteria to determine the prestigious Grand Trophy Award recipients as well as Gold, Silver, and Bronze medalists.   A p...

Chaz & Roger Ebert Truer Than Fiction Award at the 25th Film Independent Spirit Awards

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  Film Independent, the non-profit arts organization that produces the Spirit Awards and the Los Angeles Film Festival, announced today that Chaz Ebert and celebrated film critic Roger Ebert have established the Chaz & Roger Ebert Truer Than Fiction Award at the 25th Film Independent Spirit Awards with a gift through their family foundation.  The 15th annual Truer Than Fiction Award is presented to an emerging director of non-fiction features who has not yet received significant recogn...

New York Festivals Announces 2010 International Television & Film Awards Advisory Board

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New York Festivals International Television & Film Awards announced the appointment of its 2010 Advisory Board.  This year's Advisory Board includes a lineup of prominent international media professionals who will help pilot the expansion of the competition's global footprint.    "The insightful contributions and stellar reputations of the board members will be key in elevating and expanding the reach of NYF's Television & Film Awards competition, and   with th...

New York Festivals Announces 2010 International Television & Film Awards Advisory Board

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NYF Advisory Board Recruits Executives from HBO, ESPN, MTVU, Astro Entertainment, The Edge Picture Company, Showtime, and Radio Television Hong Kong. New York Festivals International Television & Film Awards announced the appointment of its 2010 Advisory Board. This year’s Advisory Board includes a lineup of prominent international media professionals who will help pilot the expansion of the competition’s global footprint. “The insightful contributions and stellar reputations of the boa...
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