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The Miami International Film Festival (MIFF), presented awards to films today in three competition categories: Documentary Features, Ibero-American Dramatic Features, and World Cinema Features. Jurors in the three categories, along with the International Federation of Film Critics (FIPRESCI), awarded prizes to films in competition during the 2007 Festival. The ceremony, which took place at the Gusman Center for the Performing Arts, was hosted by Mexican actress Gabriela Ribero and from Burkina F...

Oscar night made Marty happy with 4

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Academy Awards for outstanding film achievements of 2006 were presented on Sunday, February 25, 2007, at the Kodak Theatre at Hollywood & Highland Center®. Marty Scorcese is the big winner of the nigt with 4 Oscars for The Departed: Best film; best directing, editing and screenplay.             Performance by an actor in a leading role >Forest Whitaker in “The Last King of Scotland” (Fox Searchlight)    &...

Oscar Awards made Marty happy with 4

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Academy Awards for outstanding film achievements of 2006 were presented on Sunday, February 25, 2007, at the Kodak Theatre at Hollywood & Highland Center®. Marty Scorcese is the big winner of the nigt with 4 Oscars for The Departed: Best film; best directing, editing and screenplay.Performance by an actor in a leading role >Forest Whitaker in “The Last King of Scotland” (Fox Searchlight) Leonardo DiCaprio in “Blood Diamond” (Warner Bros.) Ryan Gosling in “Half Nelson” (THINKFil...

Cyprus Festival program completed for second year

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Cyprus Island is starring again for the 2nd international and independent annual film festival CIFF, which will take place, from 12 until 19 April 2007. Big success in a row!After the successeful last year organisation, 600 films were submitted from 50 countries by filmmakers from Greece, Cyprus and all over the world to the programming office in order to participate in CIFF 2007 official program.The above-mentioned festival stands in the line of Cannes Festival, but also with reference to Sund...

On The Lot Series Executive-Produced by Steven Spielberg

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ON THE LOT, executive-produced by Mark Burnett and Steven Spielberg, will give aspiring filmmakers from around the world the chance to earn a $1-million development deal at DreamWorks.Airing next spring on FOX, this unscripted series will feature a cast of 16 undiscovered filmmakers who will compete to win the support of the show’s viewers, as their fate will be decided by a weekly audience vote. The competition will air over two nights weekly, with a one-hour “Film Premiere” episode, foll...

"Actor's Actor" Alan Arkin Honored At Lincoln Center

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Alan Arkin, one of the most respected actors of his generation, makes a rare appearance this evening at New York's Walter Reade Theater. The special evening includes a screening of Arkin's latest hit, the quirky indie comedy LITTLE MISS SUNSHINE, followed by an onstage conversation between the actor and Kent Jones, Associate Director of Programming of the Film Society of Lincoln Center. The evening will also feature clips from Arkin's remarkable career, which has now spanned four decades of supe...

"Actor's Actor" Alan Arkin Honored At Lincoln Center

Tuesday, December 19----Alan Arkin, one of the most respected actors of his generation, makes a rare appearance this evening at New York's Walter Reade Theater. The special evening includes a screening of Arkin's latest hit, the quirky indie comedy LITTLE MISS SUNSHINE, followed by an onstage conversation between the actor and Kent Jones, Associate Director of Programming of the Film Society of Lincoln Center. The evening will also feature clips from Arkin's remarkable career, which has now spa...

Golden Globe nominations

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Nominations for the 64th edition of the golden Globe Awards have been announced by the Hollywood Foreign Presss Association. Biggest winners are Babel and The Departed with 7 and 6 nominations; Warner and Paramount happy with 13 and 12 nominations. Another good vintage year for Clint and Leonardo both enjoy two nominations (Leonardo cited twice for best actor, Eastwood for best director) Eddie Murphy returns to top spot as best supporting actor, and Helen Mirren and Annette Bening cited in two c...

Golden Globe nominations

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HOLLYWOOD FOREIGN PRESS ASSOCIATION - 2007 GOLDEN GLOBE AWARDS FOR THE YEAR ENDED DECEMBER 31, 2006Nominations for the 64th edition of the golden Globe Awards have been announced by the Hollywood Foreign Presss Association. Biggest winners are Babel and The Departed with 7 and 6 nominations; Warner and Paramount happy with 13 and 12 nominations.Another good vintage year for Clint and Leonardo both enjoy two nominations (Leonardo cited twice for best actor, Eastwood for best director) Eddie Murph...

Santa Fe Film Festival Ready To Roll

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The Santa Fe Film Festival celebrates its 7th season Dec. 6-10 with its most prestigious slate ever, anchored by galas including MISS POTTER, PERFUME: STORY OF A MURDERER, THE PAINTED VEIL, VOLVER and VENUS. In addition, special presentations are planned for PAN’S LABYRINTH and THE ASTRONAUT FARMER. All told, the festival will showcase nearly 200 works in eight separate series, running in nine venues citywide. Announced recipients of the festival’s Luminaria Awards for lifetime achieveme...

HDFEST Festival screenings line up

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HDFEST Screenings and Panel DiscussionsHDFEST Festival screenings include projects created exclusively with HD technology. Presentations include HD documentaries, HD experimental films, HD animations, HD music videos, HD features and shorts. Festival content in Los Angeles includes a truly international selection including films from Japan, Belgium, Germany, Canada, Spain, the UK, and the Netherlands. Many films will be making their North American Premiere or Los Angeles Premiere. Almost all the...

Digital Media Festival (DMF) 5-7 December in Sydney

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The countdown is now on for the launch of the Digital Media Festival (DMF), 5-7 December at Sydney’s Convention Centre, Darling Harbour. With only a month to go, the final program of speakers has now been locked in for Australia’s leading digital arts forum and exhibition.Bringing together some of the world’s finest creative artists, video producers, filmmakers and imaging professionals, the DMF consists of three conference streams, the Australian Effects and Animation Festival (AEAF), the...

highlights from Encounters:Britain’s biggest fest for shorts

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Britain’s biggest competitive short film festival, Encounters Short Film Festival (www.encounters-festival.org.uk) returns this Autumn (21-26th November) to Bristol’s Watershed with a new name which reflects the combined talents of Brief Encounters and its sister event, Animated Encounters, who have merged to present another glorious dose of the best of the world’s cinematic shorts.The expanded six-day film fest will present a bonanza slice of brand new international work, and screen over ...

Britain’s biggest competitive short film festival releases line up

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Britain’s biggest competitive short film festival, Encounters Short Film Festival (www.encounters-festival.org.uk) returns this Autumn (21-26th November) to Bristol’s Watershed with a new name which reflects the combined talents of Brief Encounters and its sister event, Animated Encounters, who have merged to present another glorious dose of the best of the world’s cinematic shorts.The expanded six-day film fest will present a bonanza slice of brand new international work, and screen over ...

launch of HDFEST 2006 World Tour

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HDFEST announced the launch of its HDFEST 2006 World Tour which will screen HD independent cinema across the globe. HDFEST continues to build upon the phenomenal growth the festival experienced last year during which the festival reached 12,000 festival attendees and racked up several million total impressions. This year will include HDFEST festival events taking place in New York, Los Angeles, London, Hameenlinna, Finland and Seoul, South Korea. This is the seventh year for HDFEST which focuses...

Red Carpet: "Over the Hedge" by Tim Johnson and Karey Kirkpatrick, with voices from Bruce Willis, Nick Nolte...

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Presented today in Cannes, out of Competition: "Over the Hedge", animation film from Dreamworks by Tim Johnson et Karey Kirkpatrick with prestigious voice over from: Avril Lavigne, William Shatner, Bruce Willis, Nick Nolte... Jeffrey Katzenberg from Dreamworks is also there. Standing ovation after the film premiere. Check the video. ...

Technicolor Digital Cinema test plans with Century Theatres

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Thomson through its Technicolor Digital Cinema business, announced it has reached a strategic understanding with Century Theatres, Inc., one of America’s largest national theatre circuits, to install DCI-compliant digital projection systems in Century-owned and operated screens. Under the terms of the understanding, Technicolor Digital Cinema will install digital projection equipment beginning with a beta-test deployment of 90-120 screens in the first quarter of 2006. It is Thomson’s intent...

The 14th annual Heartland Film Festival awards

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The 14th annual Heartland Film Festival® concluded its nine-day run on Friday, October 21 with the announcement of the inaugural Audience Award winners and a sold-out screening of “Duma” with the film’s director and Academy Award® nominee Carroll Ballard (“The Black Stallion,” “Fly Away Home”). The 2005 Festival was a great success and brought another increase in attendance, despite a decrease in box office sales nationwide. An estimated 18,000 celebrated some of the year’s bes...

Dakota Fanning attends Dreamer Heartland fest opening

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Heartland Is Off to the Races with Opening EventOne of the hottest actors in Hollywood will help kick off the 2005 Heartland Film Festival®, October 13-21 in Indianapolis. Award-winning actor Dakota Fanning along with director/screenwriter John Gatins will attend the Festival’s opening night premiere of DreamWorks’ “Dreamer: Inspired by a True Story.” Indianapolis is one of a few select stops on a cross-country tour to promote the film. Besides the Toronto International Film Festival, H...

Heartland Film Festival line up

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14th Annual Fest Offers Nine Days of National & International Film Screenings, Events and Special GuestsFrom October 13-21, 2005 the 14th annual Heartland Film Festival® will again showcase the best Truly Moving Pictures in cinema from around the world. Heartland President Jeffrey L. Sparks announced the winning films and event lineup at the annual Crystal Heart Awards Announcement Celebration on Thursday. A record 23 films were selected as award winners from 558 submissions for best meeting He...

Indianapolis - Heartland Film Fest celebrates film with heart and hope

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14th Annual Heartland Film Festival honors films that celebrate the best aspects of the human journey. For more than a decade, the goal of Heartland has remained the same: to make a positive impact on American culture through film and to encourage moviegoers to see life differently. Heartland Film Festival, a non-profit organization, was established in 1991 to recognize and honor filmmakers whose work explores the human journey by artistically expressing hope and respect for the positive values ...

Director Paul Haggis breakthrough award at Hollywood Awards

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The Hollywood Film Festival will honor actor JAKE GYLLENHAAL with the "Hollywood Breakthrough Actor of the Year Award," actress RACHEL McADAMS with the "Hollywood Breakthrough Actress of the Year Award," and director PAUL HAGGIS with the "Hollywood Breakthrough Director of the Year Award."The awards will be bestowed upon the honorees as part of the Hollywood Awards Gala Ceremony on Monday evening, October 24, at the Beverly Hilton Hotel.The announcement was made today by Carlos de Abreu, Founder...

The Nicktoons Film Festival awards

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Nicktoons Announces Festival WinnersAfter a highly successful second season, with hundreds of entries received from around the world, Nextoons: The Nicktoons Film Festival proudly announces that Arthur de Pins, the French filmmaker who entered "La Révolution des Crabes," is the $10,000 Grand Prize winner.The short film was selected as the best of the fest by a grand jury that included actor Mark Hamill, "Avatar: The Last Airbender" Co-Creators Michael DiMartino and Bryan Konietzko, Director/Ani...

VES FX Festival of visual effects in Santa Monica

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For anyone that’s ever wondered how filmmakers make movie magic happen, the 2005 VES-VFX Festival of Visual Effects (June 23-26 at the Aero Theatre in Santa Monica) reveals the wizardry behind today’s hottest films, television shows and even commercials and games. Tickets and festival passes are available online at www.vesfestival.org and run from $20 for an individual show ticket to $300 for an all access pass with admittance to all three days of screenings, panels and events.Highlights of...

George Clooney to Receive Inaugural Spirit of Independence Award

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At yhe upcoming Los Angeles Film Festival (June 16 – June 26) George Clooney will receive the inaugural Spirit of Independence Award, and the Festival premier sponsor has increased the cash prize of the Target Documentary Award to an unrestricted grant of $50,000. On Saturday, May 14, the festival will celebrate these announcements at the 2005 Festival de Cannes on the Budweiser Yacht from 8:30 p.m. - 10:30 p.m. The Spirit of Independence Award will be given to Clooney at a special event on J...

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