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Film Independent announced the full program line-up for the 2007 Los Angeles Film Festival (Thursday, June 21 – Sunday, July 1), including the Opening Night and Closing Night films.As previously announced, Academy Award®-winning actor and filmmaker Clint Eastwood will receive this year’s Spirit of Independence Award on Thursday, June 28 at a special event sponsored by Target. Tony Bennett, who is the focus of a new documentary for which Clint Eastwood serves as executive producer, will pre...

Ne creative team for the 13th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards

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Jeff Margolis, executive producer and director of the 13th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards®, has announced the creative team for this year’s Actors® honors. Many of the talented producers and artists behind the 12th Annual SAG Awards™ are returning to create this year’s ceremonies, joined by two new film segment producers.Nominations for the 13th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards will be announced on Thursday, Jan. 4, at 6:05 am PT / 9:05 am ET at the Pacific Design Center in West Holl...

Slamdance Film Festival selection of 73 shorts

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More than 2,150 short films from 20 countries have been submitted to the 2007 Slamdance Film Festival, and 73 have been selected to screen, each of which is now in competition and eligible for a Grand Jury Award. There has been a dramatic increase in international submissions, particularly a marked rise in Spanish language short films, creating a strong international presence at this year’s Festival. Festival Films come from Australia, Brazil, Canada, France, Germany, Hungary, India, Ireland,...

Harrison For hits town for Rome Fest honour

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Harrison Ford and his agent, Jim Berkus, are here today to receive a special agent's award created just for this festival to honour the memory of Ford's long-term industry personal rep, Pat Ki..., (somebody) -- who passed away last year..Harrison looked quite weary and jet-lagged out but managed to give good press conference in a low serious voice. Among points covered... the environment, the function of the agent in an actor's career, how he works with other actors such as Tommy Lee Jones, po...

Essential Cinema: The Lady Vanishes

Tuesday, October 10----If it had not been for the success of THE LADY VANISHES, David O. Selznick perhaps would not have imported its director, Alfred Hitchcock, to Hollywood. If Hitchcock did not have his astonishly long and prolific career in Hollywood, who knows what the landscape of film art would look like. Yes, he was (and is) that influential. Hitchcock was not only the most popular director in Hollywood history because of his films, although their continued shelf life remains an indus...

Palmarès des précédentes éditions des JCC

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Tanits d'or et films tunisiens primés aux JCC ¨ Tanits d'or des éditions précédentes Un hommage sera rendu à tous les films arabes et africains primés depuis 1966, date de la première édition du Festival de Carthage. 2002 : Le prix du pardon de Mansour Sora Wade - Sénégal 2000 : Dolé de Imunga Ivanga - Gabon 1998 : Vivre au paradis de Bourlem Guerdjou - Algérie 1996 : Salut cousin de Merzak Allouache - Algérie 1994 : Les silences du palais de Moufida Tlatli - Tu...

Interview with Al Gore on An Inconvenient Truth

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When Change becomes Charge, interview from Cannes.Al Gore was invited to Cannes for the premiere of An Inconvenient Truth, his documentary about climate change. “I know this about politics. The political system has one thing in common with the climate system: it too, is non-linear. It can appear to change only gradually. But it can cross a tipping point, beyond which it moves dramatically,” he tells Andrew L. Urban.On the rooftop terrace of the Cannes Hilton, squinting against the Mediterran...

Aspen Filmfest will honor Harrison Ford

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Aspen Filmfest will honor Harrison Ford with its annual Independent by Nature Award at this year’s 28th fall festival in recognition of the tremendous contribution Ford has made to modern cinema. The evening tribute will take place Saturday, September 30 at the Wheeler Opera House in Aspen and will be followed by a dinner at The Little Nell.Aspen Filmfest executive director, Laura Thielen, observes, "As a performer and producer who has worked on an amazing array of projects, Harrison Ford has ...

Los Angeles Film Festival 2006 Wraps

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Los Angeles – In a city that is driven by the filmed entertainment business the festivals offered to Angeleno’s have been hit or miss over the years. This year the homegrown Los Angeles Film Festival made the bold move of uprooting itself from its Hollywood base and moving to the UCLA village of Westwood. This was the latest in a series of changes that began when the festival shifted dates from spring to summer back in 2002. Next, Rachel Rosen was scouted from the venerable San Francisco Fi...

annual What IFFF? Kids Film Festival and Film Camp

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Five schools of L.A. Unified School District's lauded film-education program, Beyond the Bell, to send participants to five-day Hollywood eventElementary and middle schools based in five communities throughout the L.A. Unified School District will send students' films to participate in the 12th annual What IFFF? Kids Film Festival and Film Camp, set for June 26-30 at the John Anson Ford Amphitheater in Hollywood.Schools sending student produced films to participate in the fest and camp include B...

12th annual What IFFF? Kids Film Festival

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HOLLYWOOD LACER STARS HEADING TO WHAT IFFF KIDS? FILM FEST AND FILM CAMPBudding young filmmakers from after-school program to participate in 12th annual event, screen film during Fest Some 50 students from Hollywood-based middle schools' LACER Stars after-school program will take part in the 12th annual What IFFF? Kids Film Festival and Film Camp, to be held June 26-30 at the John Anson Ford Amphitheater in Hollywood.LACER--which stands for a program emphasis on literacy, arts, culture, educatio...

Spotlight On South Africa

Friday, June 16----In commemoration of the 30th anniversary of the Soweto Riots, a tipping point in the decades-long struggle of black South Africans to end the abusive system of apartheid, the SILVERDOCS festival is hosting a special program of films by South African documentarians, who have turned their probing camera eyes on their homeland. Seven films (five features and two shorts) are being presented, including the world premiere this evening of SOWETO BLUES, a musical documentary that re...

Boston Indie Film Festival 2006: Gritty, Noirish, and Fun

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The Boston Indie Film Festival 2006: Gritty, Noirish, and FunBy Julian PetersonThe 4th annual Independent Film Festival shuttered April 23 after six days of films, galas, and workshops. The Festival grows steadily each year as evidenced by the round the block lines at the Somerville Theater and an array of corporate sponsors. But the festival is refreshingly free of the corporate definition of "independent", which in other festivals have threatened a truly independent agenda. The hard work and...

Sundance names Cara Mertes to run docu section

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SUNDANCE INSTITUTE NAMES NEW DIRECTOR OF DOCUMENTARY FILM PROGRAMCARA MERTES, HEAD OF PBS SHOWCASE P.O.V., TO OVERSEE INSTITUTE’S DOCUMENTARY FUND AND INITIATIVESSundance Institute announced today the appointment of Cara Mertes as the new Director of the Sundance Institute Documentary Film Program. Mertes, who is currently the Executive Director of American Documentary, Inc., andExecutive Producer of the PBS documentary showcase P.O.V., has an extensive background in independent non-fiction fi...

The revolution, now playing: one of San Francisco panels

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The revolution may not be televised by the major networks or covered by the mainstream press, but it’s certainly playing on screens large and small somewhere near you. On Saturday afternoon at the San Francisco International Film Festival, Susan Gerhard, the editor/bureau chief of the newly launched web film magazine SF360 (www.SF360.org), moderated a panel tagged “The Revolution Now Playing: Film as a Tool for Social and Political Change.” Activist filmmakers Jeff Zimbalist (FAVELA RISING...

Weapons of Mass Deception opens 7 lsland Mumbai Fest

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7 lsland International Film Festival opens with film “ Weapons of Mass Deception” 7 lsland International Film Festival starting from January 26, 2006, Republic day of India was open with a recorded message from Hon Abul Kalam, the president of India and & smt. Kiran Bedi. Veteran actor Shri A.K.Hangal was present and delivered a speech about importance of non violence & shared his experiences during freedom movement of India. Mr. Hangal was given a warm apologue for recent announcement of...

Private awarded at The Eline Award Ceremony for Tera

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Attention Filmfestivals.com reader this is the first article ever on adult film industry.Private Media Group received the award for best international film at The Eline Award Ceremony, which took place in Berlin during the 9th Annual Venus Berlin Erotic Trade Fair. Porn’s superstar actress, Silvia Saint and celebrated director Alessandro Del Mar were there to receive the award. Tera Patrick, mega porn star, ex Ford model, Maxim cover girl and Penthouse Pet of The Year 2000 was the main attract...

Los Angeles Film Fest full line up

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FULL PROGRAM LINE-UPDirector of Programming Rachel Rosen joined Festival Director Rich Raddon in announcing the full program line-up for the 2005 Los Angeles Film Festival (June 16-26), including the Centerpiece Premiere, the Guest Director, the Artist in Residence, and the Closing Night Film. The Festival also announced that Don Cheadle, Lisa Kudrow, and Elijah Wood will serve as Honorary Festival Chairs for the 2005 Los Angeles Film Festival. “We are thrilled to be highlighting two films ...

BAFICI un-even Argentine Competitive Section

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The Official Argentine Competitive SectionThis year the BAFIC has a large number of Argentinean movies, however, not all of them seem to at the right standard. The festival opened with "Live-In Maid" a film by Gaggero.From the beginning the festival has stressed the importance that the festival gives to the argentine cinema. Live-In Maid is a good movie that shows the relationship between a middle class woman and her maid, who worked in her house for twenty-eight years. Another film from the sam...

SUPER SIZE ME Gets Super Size Oscar Party

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SUPER SIZE ME the hit documentary by Morgan Spurlock is on it’s way to the Academy Awards with a Happy Meal Buzz. The box office delight from talented debut filmmaker Spurlock is nominated for Best Feature Documentary. This film captured the “Fast Food Generation” as Spurlock took his work on a serious path of self-destruction as a filmmaker. His goal was to eat only from the fast food chain food for a month. As a celebration to this highly regarded nomination a party will take place on O...

195 films showing at upcoming LA Fest

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The 2004 Los Angeles Film Festival includes:• New films from Jean-Jacques Annaud, Joe Berlinger and Bruce Sinofsky, Mike Hodges, Patrice Leconte, Richard Linklater, Guy Maddin, Tsai Ming-liang, and Zhang Yimou;• Coffee Talks with Anne V. Coates, Danny Elfman, Thomas Newman, Alexander Payne, and David O. Russell, among others;• A sing-along of the Beatles’ Yellow Submarine in the Festival Courtyard;• An under-the-stars presentation of Zhang Yimou’s Hero at the Ford Amphitheatre;• An...

Notopublifest takes off

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Do-It-Yourself Advertising?: The Web offers a new way of understanding advertising. Notodo.com and Spain´s Digital+ introduces in society notodopublifest.com, the first advertising festival made exclusively by consumers. This Festival, accessible at its website (www.notodopublifest.com), emerges with a vocation to defend a new way of understanding advertising. As of tomorrow, this revolutionary project, which is directed by Quico Vidal, will represent the best of news for all those who make and...

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