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SANTA BARBARA INTERNATIONAL FILM FEST BRINGS PLATINUM POWER TO 20TH ANNIVERSARYSanta Barbara, CA – Star power and a slew of notable films combined to create a year at the Santa Barbara International Film Festival worthy of a platinum celebration. The 20th anniversary of the Fest was marked by ten days filled with more than 140 films, five panel discussions, four award events, and a smattering of “Conversations With” actors, all drawing crowds of film fans and stargazers into the community...

Kate Winslet’s Eternal Star Shines on Santa Barbara

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Kate Winslet’s Eternal Star Shines on Santa BarbaraOn Tuesday night, the 20th Annual Santa Barbara International Film Festival presented Academy Award nominee Kate Winslet with the Sapphire Inspired Award for Outstanding Performance of the Year.Winslet was chosen based on her exceptional performances in 2004 as Sylvia Llewelyn Davies in “Finding Neverland” and Clementine Kruczynski, the uninhibited girlfriend of Jim Carrey in “Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind,” for which she recei...

Titanic's Caprio & Winslet and Kevin Bacon to be honored at Santa Barbara

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LEONARDO DI CAPRIO, KEVIN BACON AND KATE WINSLETTO BE HONORED AT 20TH EDITION OF THE SANTA BARBARA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVALLeonardo Di Caprio, Kevin Bacon and Kate Winslet, three of Hollywood’s most distinguished actors, will be honored for their achievements at the 20th Annual Santa Barbara International Film Festival, it was announced today by Artistic Director Roger Durling. Di Caprio, soon to be seen in Martin Scorsese’s “The Aviator,” has been selected to receive the “Platinum...

Denver Fest RAY'S the Roof at 27th Year

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The Rocky Mountains of Denver were privileged to have one of the nations top ten film festivals take place at the Denver International Film Festival this past week. Opening up with Universals anticipated RAY staring Jamie Foxx as the magnetic soul blues man Ray Charles; the Festival presented a dynamic Opening Night Gala. The downtown Buelle Theater filled to capacity, Director and co-writer Taylor Hackford, producers Stuart Benjamin, Karen and Howard Baldwin, cast members Jamie Foxx, Regina K...

Black Box tribute to Margareth Tait at Edinburgh

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Black Box 2004 HighlightsThe world of art collides with film and videoBLACK BOX programme, at the 58th Edinburgh International Film Festival, will include a major retrospective of the work of Scottish filmmaker Margaret Tait and the world premiere of Sam Taylor Wood˜s installation art —STRINGS.˜The Black Box programme was developed in order to explore video art and performance within the realm of film. This year˜s programme includes some of the most thought-provoking and pioneering work in ...

Philadelphia G&L ready to celebrate 10th

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From July 15-27, the Philadelphia International Gay and Lesbian Film Festival will celebrate its tenth anniversary as the premier showcase of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgendered cinema in the region. Now the largest such event in the eastern United States, the Festival will present more than 150 features, documentaries, shorts and related events, ranging from gentle comedies for entire families to controversial dramas strictly for mature audiences.The Festival will also bestow three Artist...

Jonio-Calabria celebrates avant-garde cinema

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Jonio International Film Festival 1st edition (year 2004)Avant-garde cinema / films selectionCultural and art events between exploration of the numerous resources of the seventh artCalabria (Italy): August, 2-8 2004 The festival has the aim of selecting and promoting works of particular originality in the different cinema and audiovisive sectors, proposing a contemporary and always “avant-garde” culture. The first edition of Jonio International Film Festival is organized by “CORBEC enter...

Philadelphia closes with record attendance figures

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PHILADELPHIA FILM FESTIVAL SETS NEW RECORD OF 61,000 ATTENDANCE AND 70 SELL-OUTS Award Winners include ANATOMY OF HELL, BAADASSSSS!, UNKNOWN SOLDIER and Documentaries THE CORPORATION and PROTEUS The 2004 Philadelphia Film Festival ended its 14-day celebration of cinema by posting an attendance record of 61,000, beating last year’s record of 57,500. Of the 293 screenings the Festival held from April 8-21, 70 screenings sold out, and 16 films drew an audience of over 600.At its Closing Night on...

Peace in Borderlands:14 films promoting peace

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BORDERLANDS – TERRE DI CONFINEInternational Film Competition Bolzano 28-29 May 2004The purpose of the Festival is to promote peace and mutual understanding amongst different peoples through works of film that address history, situation, life and problems of peoples or individuals who live in “borderlands”. In this context the concept “borderlands” identifies places in which different languages, civilisations or ethnic groups either meet or clash, in any possible way.Fourteen films part...

Santa Barbara Latino CineMedia Fest line up

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UCSB Arts & Lectures and the UCSB Department of Film Studies announce the Inaugural Santa Barbara Latino CineMedia Festival, a five-day celebration of the creativity and vision of Latin American, U.S. Latino and Native American filmmakers from Wednesday, April 14 through Sunday, April 18. Fifteen film screenings will take place throughout Santa Barbara, uniting the university and the community, increasing the visibility of Latino culture and media works, and cultivating future filmmakers prepare...

Santa Barbara Latino CineMedia Fest program

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UCSB and community organizations announce the Inaugural Santa Barbara Latino CineMedia FestivalSUMMARY FACTS: • The Inaugural Santa Barbara Latino CineMedia Festival• A new film festival that celebrates the creativity and vision of Latin American, U.S. Latino and Native American filmmakers• Highlights include a special film-live performance of The Grey Automobile / El Automóvil Gris and a tribute to Mexican filmmakers Arturo Ripstein and Paz Alicia Garciadiego, Regents' L...

37th WorldFest-Houston Film Festival program

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The 37th Annual WorldFest programApril 16-25, 2004More than 500 theatrical feature films were reviewed for the 2004 WorldFest. Program and Artistic Director Kathleen Haney announced the film selections: 60 titles, "A Good Story, Well Told" is the festival theme. -- "12" - USA - Comedic Epic - DVD digital -- 17 Times - Cecile Cassard - Drama - Panorama de France -35mm -- A Piece of Heaven - Drama - Panorama de France - 35mm -- The Affair - Drama - Suspense - USA - DVD digital -- Afghan Massacre ...

Chicago Hugo awards

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WINNERS FROM OVER 25 COUNTRIES HONORED AT THE HUGOS The Chicago International Television Competition announced the winners of its 40th Annual Hugo Awards at Park West this evening. Ten different countries won awards in this year’s competition, with Silver Hugos being awarded to Australia, Canada, Hong Kong and Slovakia. “This is truly an international event,” said Founder and Artistic Director Michael Kutza. “With hundreds of excellent entries, the jury decisions were extremely diffic...

Santa Barbara line up

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The film line-up was announced today by Artistic Director Roger Durling for the 19th Annual Santa Barbara International Film Festival, which takes place January 30 - February 8, 2004. The 10-day festival will feature 3 World Premieres, 5 U.S. Premieres, a North American Premiere, a World Cinema section and a Latin Film Section as well as Sidebars featuring Women in Cinema, Musicals and Cult Classics.Previously announced, the SBIFF will present the Modern Master Award to Peter Jackson. The prog...

Cannes selection committee revealed

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Thierry Frémaux, Artistic Director of the Festival de Cannes, has appointed the members of the selection committee for Cannes 2004 and finalised the list of correspondents working abroad. Two separate committees will watch films in Paris, one committee for foreign films (which account for about 70% of screenings) and another for French films. These committees have an advisory role, all final decisions being made by the Artistic Director. The Selection Committee for French FilmsGilles Lyon-Caen,...

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