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  16TH ANNUAL WILDSIDE THEATRE FESTIVAL The Hottest Two Weeks in Winter! January 3 - 13, 2013     Centaur’s 16th Wildside Theatre Festival jumpstarts the New Year with 10 days of sensational, cutting-edge theatre! Curated by Artistic and Executive Director, Roy Surette, the festival features a potpourri of colourful characters including the hilarious Mr. Joe in the North American premiere of Placebo; the outrageous Miss Hiccup, who has bee...

Carlo Chatrian’s visions for Locarno

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Artistic Director Carlo Chatrian discusses his ideas for Locarno and presents some of the news and innovations he plans for the 66th edition of the Festival. ...

George Cukor Retrospective and new selection committee at Locarno 66th

My Fair Lady (1964) by George Cukor The Retrospective for the 66th edition of the Festival del film Locarno will be dedicated to the Hollywood director George Cukor. The new selection committee to work with the Artistic Director Carlo Chatrian on the programme for 2013 has also been finalised. The 2013 Retrospective, organised in collaboration with the Cinémathèque suisse and the National Film Museum (Museo Nazionale del Cinema) in Turin, will be dedicated this year to the...

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...

Full Starz Denver Film Festival schedule released

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The 35th Starz Denver Film Festival (SDFF), sponsored by Starz Entertainment and produced by the Denver Film Society, announced today its full Festival line-up. SDFF will run November 1 through November 11 in Denver. The complete list of films can be viewed at denverfilm.org/festival.   "Election day is not the only big event happening this November. The Starz Denver Film Festival will celebrate its 35th edition with signature events and a diverse line-up of films from around the glo...

Aspen Film Announces Aspen Filmfest 2012 Festival Program

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34th Annual Aspen Filmfest, October 2-7, 2012   Aspen Film announced today the official program for the 34th Aspen Filmfest, a six-day feast of film and fall color for movie lovers of all ages and inclinations. Opening night spotlights Wayne Blair's The Sapphires (10/2), following its successful and warmly received screenings at the Telluride and Toronto Film Festivals. Set in the late '60s and brimming with Motown hits, this effervescent portrait of Australia's answer to the Supremes is a ...

FEST begins at 40!

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What makes a festival successful? Great films and great audiences, and Belgrade's 40th FEST had both in spades- indeed, the event was such a hit, it was extended by a day to accommodate a last-minute regional premiere for The Artist, fresh from its triumph at the Oscars in Hollywood(and in keeping with its immaculate organisation, there was even an advance press screening of the French 'surprise' gift to Belgrade's enormous audiences. For the event is centred in what must be one of...

Inauguration of the Locarno's 65th edition

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The 65th edition of the Festival del film Locarno will open on Wednesday 1 August. At the traditional Welcome Cocktail - attended by Federal Councilor Alain Berset and by Mayor of the City of Locarno and Vice-President of the Festival Carla Speziali, as well as by representatives from cultural institutions and Swiss and Ticino politicians - President Marco Solari and Artistic Director Olivier Père will open this edition, in the presence of the numerous directors, actors and film pro...

The Winners at Edinburgh: Here and Then win best film

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The 66th Edinburgh International Film Festival announced the winners of its awards today at a prestigious ceremony held at Filmhouse, hosted by Grant Lauchlan of STV Moviejuice. Scottish stars presenting awards included Kate Dickie and Jury member Ewen Bremner. The ceremony took place ahead of the Closing Night Gala of the European premiere of BRAVE which closes the 12-day Festival.    The Award for Best Film in the International Feature Competition, supported by Innis & Gunn, was ...

Edinburgh International Film Festival (EIFF) line up revealed

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At a press conference at Filmhouse in Edinburgh this morning, Artistic Director Chris Fujiwara announced details of his inaugural programme for the 66th edition of the Edinburgh International Film Festival (EIFF). This year the Festival, which runs from 20 June to 1 July, will host nineteen World premieres and thirteen International premieres. The Festival will showcase one hundred and twenty-one new features from fifty-two countries, including eleven European premieres and seventy-six UK...

GREEK FILMMAKERS ‘GO FOR THE GOLD’ IN HOLLYWOOD AT LOS ANGELES GREEK FILM FESTIVAL (May 31 - June 3, 2012)

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In the spirit of the ongoing global ‘quest for the gold' born in Athens, Greece, over two centuries ago, filmmakers will experience their own moment of triumph as they step onto the red carpet at Hollywood's famed Egyptian Theatre, May 31st, for the opening night of the 2012 Los Angeles Greek Film Festival, to culminate June 3rd with the prestigious Orpheus Awards ceremony.   While the people of Greece confront unprecedented challenges, their heartache shared by Gre...

The winners of the Stuttgart Festival of Animated Film 2012 have been chosen

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The Woodstock of Animated Film   on its 30th birthday, the Stuttgart Festival of Animated Film has found its place at the centre of the city and the hearts of the local population. "On the one hand the Festival has become one of the most important meeting places for international animated film whilst on the other, it has brought life and international flair to Stuttgart's front room," said Ulrich Wegenast, Artistic Managing Director of the Film- und Medienfestival gGmbH, which has...

VideoFest calling for the 25th edition (25 is Sept. 27-30, 2012 at Dallas Museum of Art in Dallas, Texas)

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The Video Association of Dallas is accepting entries for its VideoFest 25 that will be Sept. 27-30, 2012 at the Dallas Museum of Art in Dallas, Texas. To enter work into VideoFest, sign up for a free account with indee.tv, and then go to http://indee.tv/index?festival=videofest. Entries will be accepted until June 1, 2012.   Since 1987 the Dallas Video Festival, now VideoFest, has specialized in fiercely independent, imaginative, unusual, provocative and sometimes description-defyin...

Awards Announced: 2012 Tribeca Film Festival

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The jury has spoken! Top winners in the 2012 Tribeca Film Festival Awards include War Witch, The World Before Her, Una Noche, and Wavumba.  The 11th annual Tribeca Film Festival, co-founded by Robert De Niro, Jane Rosenthal and Craig Hatkoff, and presented by founding sponsor American Express, announced the winners of its competition categories tonight at a ceremony hosted at the Conrad New York in New York City. The Festival runs through April 29, 2012. The world co...

IFFS Europe The Fest Summit Agenda april 3 & 4

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2012 IFFS EUROPE - PARIS - CONFERENCE AGENDA Tuesday April 3, 2012 Co-chairs:  Bruno Chatelin Chief Operating Officer FEST21.COM FILMFESTIVALS.COM Scott Hillier Festival Director European Independent Film Festival 8:30 am - Registration Opens ...

Boston Jewish Film Festival names Amy Geller new Artistic Director

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  The Boston Jewish Film Festival named Amy Geller, long active in the Boston film community with curatorial and production experience, as its new Artistic Director. Geller's background includes producing a variety of feature, documentary and short films, curating film festivals and serving as Associate Director of The Boston Jewish Film Festival. Geller's chief responsibilities will be selecting films and programming fo...

What Do Your Colleagues Have to Say About the IFFS?

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  “Dear IFFS,  I’m writing to thank you you and all your team for putting together such a great conference. As a full-time event producer who is interested in film festival planning and organization I felt that IFFS offered really solid insights and food for thought....and terrific connections.”  ~ Christina Fotinelli, Events Producer, NYC  “What a well run conference you had.  Completely organized and perfect socializing!  I loved the music venue ...

IFFS Advisory Committee

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The 2012 IFFS Advisory Committee brings together some of the most accomplished and experienced professionals from across the film and music festival industry. We are excited about the diversity and knowledge that each member will contribute in 2010. With their support and feedback we’re bringing together visionary keynotes, panel discussions, in-depth work shops focusing on the most pressing and relevant topics facing the film and music festival industry today.  Peter Belsi...

2012 Tribeca Film Festival Announces World Narrative And Documentary Competition Selections Plus Out-Of-Competition Viewpoints

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The 2012 Tribeca Film Festival (TFF), presented by American Express®, today announced the World Narrative and Documentary Competition film selections, along with selections for the out-of-competition Viewpoints section—the program established last year that highlights personal stories in international and independent cinema. Forty-six of the 90 feature-length films were announced. The 11th edition of the Festival will take place from April 18 to April 29 at locations around New York City. ...

A Festival at the crossroads of cultures

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Westerns from all over the world, a focus on Bangladesh and several programme sections with prominent Swiss figures: new Artistic Director Thierry Jobin and Secretary General Esther Widmer announced the concept of the 26th edition of the International Film Festival Fribourg at a presentation given at the Solothurner Filmtage. For the first time, the FIFF introduces annually recurring parallel sections, which highlight thematic core areas. Amongst other things they include sections devoted to t...

MOMA partners with Berlinale Retrospective

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Each year, the Retrospective of the Berlin International Film Festival devotes itself to showcasing an important director or a topic relevant to film history. Organised by the Deutsche Kinemathek – Museum für Film und Fernsehen since 1977, this popular Berlinale section often gives younger viewers a first look at the oeuvre of a filmmaker, an epoch or a genre in a larger context, and provides confirmed cineastes with unexpected discoveries.Entitled “The Red Dream Factory. Mezhrabpom-Film a...

The Boston Jewish Film Festival appoints Sara Rubin as Artistic Director

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The Boston Jewish Film Festival announced today that it has appointed Sara L. Rubin as “Artistic Director Emerita” in recognition of Rubin’s outstanding work on behalf of the Festival for the last 15 years. For the past three years, Rubin served as Artistic Director for the nonprofit cultural arts organization, stepping down after the November, 2011 Festival.Said Board Chair Joyce Field Pastor, “We are delighted to recognize Sara Rubin’s contributions to The Boston Jewish Film Festival...

The International Film Festival Summit (April 3 and 4 in Paris) announce Bruno Chatelin and Scott Hillier IFFS Europe co-chair

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The International Film Festival Summit (IFFS) announced today that Bruno Chatelin, COO, filmfestivals.com & fest21.com and Scott Hillier, Festival Director, European Independent Film Festival will serve as the two Conference Co-Chairs for the International Film Festival Summit Europe taking place April 3-4th in Paris, France.   As Conference Co-Chairs, Bruno and Scott will take a leadership role in shaping the content and curriculum of the IFFS Europe. The 20...

Frederic Boyer Joins Tribeca as new Artistic Director

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  The Tribeca Film Festival (TFF) announced today that Frederic Boyer, a veteran executive who most recently ran the Directors' Fortnight at the Cannes Film Festival, has been named Artistic Director of TFF.   Boyer will report to Nancy Schafer, Executive Director of TFF, and Geoff Gilmore, Chief Creative Officer of Tribeca Enterprises. Gilmore will take on a more active role in overseeing the Festival program, while maintaining his existing responsibilities across Tri...
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