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Tribeca Film Festival goes Virtual:

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Tribeca Film Festival is going Virtual in 2010! This year, even if you live nowhere near the Big Apple, you can participate in the Festival more than ever before. Instead of just looking at photo galleries and reading articles, and wishing you were there, you can be a part of the action, as it happens! Starting on March 15, Tribeca Film Festival Virtual will offer robust video content introducing you to the films, filmmakers, movers and shakers that make the Festival happen. You can watch...

The Final Chapter of Shrek 3D to open Tribeca

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The Tribeca Film Festival and DreamWorks Animation SKG, Inc.  today announced that "Shrek Forever After" will open the 2010 Tribeca Film Festival, presented by American Express.  "Shrek Forever After" is the final chapter in the adventures of the beloved ogre, Shrek, and the first of the series to be presented in 3D.  It is directed by Mike Mitchell and stars Mike Myers, Eddie Murphy, Cameron Diaz and Antonio Banderas.  The premiere will take place on Wednes...

Los Angeles Film Festival calling for entries

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ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS Feature films, short films, and music videos must have been completed after January 1, 2009. Feature films must not have had any public or festival screenings in the greater Los Angeles area, including Los Angeles, Orange, and Ventura counties. Feature films and short films must not have had any commercial theatrical or television play in the US. Features films must not have been broadcast on the internet. For feature films,...

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...

2009 Tribeca Film Festival Awards

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By Maria Esteves - May 11, 2009 The Eighth Annual 2009 Tribeca Film Festival (TFF09) Jury Competition Awards presented by founding sponsor American Express and hosted by Gideon Yago was held in the Tribeca Filmmaker Lounge sponsored by Union Square  Ballroom, New York, Thursday, April 30, 7:00 PM.  TFF09 Audience Choice Award hosted by Heineken were announced at the Awards Wrap Party in the Tribeca Filmmaker Lounge at Union Square Ballroom,  Saturday, May 2, 9:00 PM. The festivals award w...

Attendance of 348 000 in Tribeca: congratulations!

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The Tribeca Film Festival, co-founded by Robert De Niro, Jane Rosenthal and Craig Hatkoff, and presented by founding sponsor American Express, today announced a total attendance of 348,000 at screenings, panels, and free community events, including the Drive-In and Street Fair. Attendance at ticketed events increased greatly over the 2008 event, due in part to fewer screening venues, but also to an overwhelming response from the audience for the program. 2009 saw screenings at capacity, with o...

Attendance of 348 000 in Tribeca: congratulations!

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The Tribeca Film Festival, co-founded by Robert De Niro, Jane Rosenthal and Craig Hatkoff, and presented by founding sponsor American Express, today announced a total attendance of 348,000 at screenings, panels, and free community events, including the Drive-In and Street Fair. Attendance at ticketed events increased greatly over the 2008 event, due in part to fewer screening venues, but also to an overwhelming response from the audience for the program. 2009 saw screenings at capacity, with ove...

Tribeca Audience Award to City Island by Raymond De Felitta

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"We did it! We won the best award any festival has to offer--the Audience Award. At 8:30 PM last night, me and my producer Lauren Versel and my editor David Leonard mounted a small stage at a Union Square boite upon hearing that "City Island"--the movie that many of you dear readers have investested much of the last year in reading about and following the progress of--was the winner of the coveted Heineken Audience Award. Out of the eighty-five movies that Tribeca selected to ...

Tribeca Audience Award to City Island by Raymond De Felitta

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The eighth annual Tribeca Film Festival, co-founded by Robert De Niro, Jane Rosenthal and Craig Hatkoff, and presented by founding sponsor American Express, announced the winner of The Heineken Audience Award – City Island – tonight at the Tribeca Filmmaker Lounge, sponsored by Union Square Ballroom, in New York City. The voting process for The Heineken Audience Award had been taking place throughout the duration of the Festival, as audiences were encouraged to fill out nomination ballots u...

The 8th Tribeca Film Festival Opening Night Gala World Premiere of “Whatever Works” Red Carpet Coverage

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By Maria Esteves - April 23, 2009 The Eighth Annual 2009 Tribeca Film Festival (TFF09) Opening Night Gala World Premiere of WHATEVER WORKS, written/directed by Woody Allen, presented by American Express was held at the Ziegfeld Theatre, New York, on Wednesday, April 22, 6:30 pm.  WHATEVER WORKS, released by Sony Pictures Classics, opens in theatres throughout New York and Los Angeles on Friday, June 19th. The Opening Night Gala red carpet arrivals included cast of actors, artists, filmma...

Press Conference Speakers Robert De Niro and Jane Rosenthal Officially Opens the 8th Tribeca Film Festival

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By Maria Esteves - April 22, 2009 The Eighth Annual 2009 Tribeca Film Festival (TFF09) Opening Press Conference presented by American Express was held at the Borough of Manhattan Community College/Tribeca Performing Arts Center, New York, Tuesday, April 21, 10:00 AM.  Press Conference speakers co-founders Robert De Niro and Jane Rosenthal officially opens the 2009 Tribeca Film Festival. Additional speakers included director Spike Lee, KOBE DOIN WORK, PASSING STRANGE, and festival juror actr...

Come Experience 12 Memorable Days at the 8th Tribeca Film Festival, April 22 - May 3, 2009

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By Maria Esteves - April 14, 2009 The 8th Annual 2009 Tribeca Film Festival (TFF09) sponsored by American Express, the founding sponsor of the festival will be held in selected theatres throughout New York City, April 22 - May 3, 2009. The festival founded in 2001 by Robert De Niro, Jane Rosenthal and Craig Hatkoff following the attacks on the World Trade Center, is a diverse international film festival that supports emerging and established directors. TFF annually presents the largest celebr...

Tribeca Film Festival

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The 8th Annual 2009 Tribeca Film Festival (TFF09) sponsored by American Express, the founding sponsor of the festival will be held in selected theatres throughout New York City, April 22 - May 3, 2009. The festival founded in 2001 by Robert De Niro, Jane Rosenthal and Craig Hatkoff following the attacks on the World Trade Center, is a diverse international film festival that supports emerging and established directors. TFF annually presents the largest celebration of film, music and culture. Thi...

The Tribeca Film Festival will close with My Life in Ruins

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The Tribeca Film Festival today announced that My Life in Ruins, directed by Donald Petrie and written by Mike Reiss, will have a special presentation screening as the closing night film of the 2009 Tribeca Film Festival, presented by founding sponsor American Express. My Life in Ruins, a Fox Searchlight Pictures release, stars Nia Vardalos, Richard Dreyfuss, María Ádanez, Sheila Bernette, María Botto, Rachel Dratch, Alexis Georgoulis, Ralph Nossek, Bernice Stegers, and Harland Williams, an...

Tribeca Talks Series

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The 2009 Tribeca Film Festival today announced the line-up for its two discussion programs – the Tribeca Talks Series and “Behind the Screens: Films and Conversations about Truth, Clarity and Responsibility,” sponsored by iShares Exchange Traded Funds. The Tribeca Talks Series includes “Tribeca Talks Panels,” “Tribeca Talks: After the Movie,” “Tribeca Talks Special Events,” “Tribeca Talks: Industry” and “Tribeca Talks: Pen to Paper hosted by Barnes & Noble.” The 2009 ...

Grants and educational programs at Tribeca

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The Tribeca Film Institute (TFI) today announced the grants that will be awarded and educational programs that will take place during the 2009 Tribeca Film Festival (TFF). This year, TFI will provide funding for promising filmmakers with science and technology themed projects through the return of the TFI Sloan Filmmaker Fund as well as screenplay readings and a special panel discussion and screening of Inherit the Wind. TFI will award young filmmakers scholarships through its Youth Achievemen...

The selected projects for Tribeca All Access

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The Tribeca Film Festival, presented by American Express, the founding sponsor of the Festival, along with the Tribeca Film Institute today announced the selected projects for Tribeca All Access (TAA). TAA is designed to help foster and nurture relationships between film industry executives and filmmakers from traditionally underrepresented communities; the program is made possible by Bloomberg. Celebrating its sixth year, Tribeca All Access will present 27 new projects during the six-day event...

Spike Lee’s Kobe Doin’ Work world premiere at Tribeca

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The Tribeca Film Festival today announced that the ESPN Films production of Spike Lee’s Kobe Doin’ Work will have its world premiere at the 2009 Tribeca Film Festival, presented by American Express, the founding sponsor of the Festival, as the gala premiere of the Tribeca/ESPN Sports Film Festival. The premiere will take place on Saturday April 25, 2009. The 2009 Tribeca/ESPN Sports Film Festival will take place during the Tribeca Film Festival, April 22 through May 3, 2009 in lower Manhatta...

Tribeca Film Festival lines up 46 shorts

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The 2009 Tribeca Film Festival, presented by American Express, the founding sponsor of the Festival, today announced its line-up of short films. The Festival received 2463 short film submissions this year, and 46 have been selected for participation to be presented in six thematic programs. Among the highlights is a short narrative written and directed by Tom Everett Scott, as well as a documentary narrated by Richard Gere. Directors making return visits to the Festival include Jason DaSilva, Br...

Tribeca Film Festival line up announced

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The 2009 Tribeca Film Festival, presented by American Express, the founding sponsor of the Festival, today announced its remaining out-of-competition feature film selections in the Encounters, Spotlight, Showcase, Restored/Rediscovered and Midnight sections. The 2009 Tribeca Film Festival will take place from April 22 to May 3, 2009 in lower Manhattan and will feature not only film screenings, but also an array of free community events designed to share the Festival experience with as many New Y...

Cinequest Film Festival 19 Wraps To Records

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Cinequest Film Festival 19 delivered on its commitment to transform lives and serve more during a challenging economy. Record audiences, 81,000 strong, filled spectacular venues and connected with 605 artists and innovators from 44 countries. Record submissions and media coverage attracted premium Maverick cinema and technologies. 72 World and U.S. Premieres combined with Cinequest trademark Film & Innovation Forums to transform lives and careers. Additionally, 1,500 elementary to college studen...

Tribeca will open with Woody Allen latest film

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The Tribeca Film Festival and Sony Pictures Classics today announced that Woody Allen’s Whatever Works will have its world premiere as the opening night film of the 2009 Tribeca Film Festival, presented by American Express. The highly anticipated new comedy is Allen’s first film shot in New York since 2004. Whatever Works, which is written and directed by Allen, stars Larry David (“Curb Your Enthusiasm”), Evan Rachel Wood (The Wrestler), Patricia Clarkson (Vicky Cristina Barcelona), and...

Calgary International Film Festival Movie Mavericks awards

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The Calgary International Film Festival (CIFF) and American Express confirmed today it will offer a $25,000 cash prize to the winner of its newly created competition, Movie Mavericks. Inspired by the pioneering spirit and can-do attitude of Calgarians, Movie Mavericks will become the flagship of CIFF’s program, and will include a competition adjudicated by a jury of well-known maverick filmmakers, an international marketing campaign and $50,000 in scholarship funding for up-and-coming maverick...

Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week New York Spring Summer 2009 Photos

By Maria Esteves - September 22, 2008 The Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Spring Summer 2009 (MBFW/SS09) Collections was held in Bryant Park, and through out New York City, September 5 - 12, 2008. Emerging designers and veterans from around the world showcased their 2009 Spring Summer collections. Mercedes-Benz Fashiion Week was presented by IMG Fashion. The sponsors were Mercedes-Benz, DHL, American Express, MAC Cosmetics, Judith Ripka, YKK, W Hotels Worldwide, Havaianas, TRESemme, Bla...

Ready for parties at Calgary?

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The Calgary International Film Festival (CIFF) is pleased to announce a series of special events and parties as part of this year’s 9th annual event. As part of CIFF’s ongoing commitment to provide stellar cinematic and cultural experiences, this year’s festival special events schedule highlights our visiting delegates, local filmmakers, award-winners and gala films. The line-up has something for everyone – blow-out gala parties, intimate receptions, awards ceremonies, fashion shows, an...
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