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New York International Independent Film and Video Festival returns to Los Angeles

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Those in need of a satisfying indie film fix will be happy to hear that The New York International Independent Film and Video Festival (NYIIFVF) is gearing up to return to Los Angeles with an exciting lineup of films, premieres and special events, taking place December 4-11th, 2008. NYIIFVF kicks off with a film market and networking party at the stylish Cabana Club on Thursday, December 4th from 7pm-Midnight. Opening night will also include a special awards presentation for NYIIFVF award recipi...

Babelgum’s talent-scouting continues with film and music videos competitions

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Babelgum The free, independent Web TV platform today announced the launch of its brand new “Babelgum Music Video Awards” ™, in partnership with Music Nation. Following the success of the Babelgum Online Film Festival, which showcased the work of gifted independent filmmakers, Babelgum has now created a special contest focusing solely on music videos. The Web TV company has launched this new competition to seek out and reward talented musicians and video directors, with a focus on indie art...

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boston jewish poster     GEN X SPEAKS WITH A NEW VOICE   A New Generation of Filmmakers Explores Jewish Identity 2008 Boston Jewish Film Festival   NEWTON, Massachusetts - October 2, 2008 - Opening November 5 and continuing through November 16, the 20th annual Boston Jewish Film Festival reveals a new era of directors - from Generation X. These directors e

Gen X speaks with a new voice at Boston Jewish Fest

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Opening November 5 and continuing through November 16, the 20th annual Boston Jewish Film Festival reveals a new era of directors – from Generation X. These directors explore age-old issues surrounding the worldwide Jewish community, from the Holocaust to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict – and offer surprising and fresh insights and angles.“Gen X had its childhood in the 1980’s, a time of relative peace and affluence. Gen X grew up with the Cold War drawing to a close, Israel raising it...

2008 New York Television Festival Awards Ceremony

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By Maria Esteves - October 15, 2008 The 4th New York Television Festival (NYTVF) Awards Ceremony was held at the New World Stages, Wednesday, September 17, 6:00 PM. 2008 NYTVF Awards presented by NYTVF, Procter & Gamble Productions, FOX Television Network and People's Choice acknowledges the best independent television pilot shows and comedy scripts. 2008 NYTVF Closing Night Premiere of HBO new animated comedy series "The Life and Times of Tim," created/written/executiv...

Boston Jewish Film Fest reveals a new era of directors

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Opening November 5 and continuing through November 16, the 20th annual Boston Jewish Film Festival reveals a new era of directors – from Generation X. These directors explore age-old issues surrounding the worldwide Jewish community, from the Holocaust to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict – and offer surprising and fresh insights and angles.“Gen X had its childhood in the 1980’s, a time of relative peace and affluence. Gen X grew up with the Cold War drawing to a close, Israel raising it...

Speakers for "BigBrainBoy's Mobile Media Summit

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- Mobile Media, App, Game, and Banking Industry Innovators Headline Inaugural Social Change Summit -With WIRED Magazine as Presenting Sponsor, top mobile innovators and entertainment professionals will convene for The Hollywood Hill's two-day Hollywood summit to discuss the social change opportunities being created by innovators in Mobile Media, Mobile Apps, Mobile Games, and Mobile Banking. Official Website: http://mobile.hhill.orgHollywood -- September 9, 2008 -- The Hollywood Hill - the ent...

Strategic Partners (SP) announces keynotes

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Strategic Partners (SP), Canada’s only international co-production market for film and television projects announced today that two internationally renowned names in the film and television industries, Frida Torresblanco and Noreen Halpern, are slated to deliver keynote addresses to this year’s capacity number of delegates including delegations from the spotlight countries of Argentina, Brazil and Mexico. Frida Torresblanco, acclaimed producer and creator of Ritmo Films, will present the ope...

FROM PAGE TO SALE! SCRIPTBIZ™ 2008 TWO-DAY SCREENWRITING WORKSHOPS

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Two-Day Screenwriting Workshop to take place at this year’s Rhode Island International Film Festival (PROVIDENCE, RI) ScriptBiz 2008 has a developed two days of interactive and informational workshops for aspiring screenwriters desiring to hone and harness their craft. Special guests include Hollywood filmmaker MICHAEL CORRENTE (“Federal Hill,” Outside Providence,” “American Buffalo,” “Brooklyn Rules,” “Dumb & Dumber,” “There’s Something About Mary”), PILAR ALES...

The New York International Independent Film and Video Festival (NYIIFVF) is gearing up to return to Los Angeles

Those needing an indie film fix will be happy to hear that The New York International Independent Film and Video Festival (NYIIFVF) is gearing up to return to Los Angeles with an exciting lineup of independent films, red carpet premieres and special events, taking place July 17-24, 2008. NYIIFVF kicks off with a film/art market and networking party at the stylish Cabana Club on Thursday July 17 from 6pm-Midnight. In keeping with NYIIFVF's unique and successful formula of 15 years, over 100 eclec...

The New York Independent Film and Video Festival (NYIIFVF) gearing up to return to LA

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Those needing an indie film fix will be happy to hear that The New York International Independent Film and Video Festival (NYIIFVF) is gearing up to return to Los Angeles with an exciting lineup of independent films, red carpet premieres and special events, taking place July 17-24, 2008. NYIIFVF kicks off with a film/art market and networking party at the stylish Cabana Club on Thursday July 17 from 6pm-Midnight. In keeping with NYIIFVF's unique and successful formula of 15 years, over 100 eclec...

An Interview with “The Universe of Keith Haring” Filmmaker Christina Clausen

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By Maria Esteves - May 18, 2008 The Seventh Annual 2008 Tribeca Film Festival (TFF) New York Premiere documentary film THE UNIVERSE OF KEITH HARING, directed by Christina Clausen final screening was held at AMC Village VII, Sunday, May 4, 11:30 am. A special Q&A immediately followed. The PARTY OF LIFE benefit in celebration of Keith Haring's 50th Birthday featuring Junior Vasquez and Louie Vega was held at PACHA venue, 9:00 pm - 4:00 am. Aviva Press interviewed director Christina Claus...

winners of Golden Trailer Awards

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Tonight, in front of a live audience at the spectacular 1920’s-era Orpheum Theatre in Los Angeles, the year’s top movie previews were celebrated at the 9th Annual Golden Trailer Awards™. In a show hosted by world-renowned Sinbad, with presenters culled from the ranks of today’s top and up-and-coming comedians, statuettes for 16 award categories were handed out. But the biggest prize of all still remains to be determined: between May 9 and May 14th, the public can log onto USA TODAY onl...

Film Florida Celebrates Apples And Oranges

Monday, April 28-------Last evening at the fab Hotel QT off Times Square, the oranges were out in force in the Big Apple for the annual fete presented by Film Florida, a non-profit organization representing a variety of Florida film commissions, industry associations and labor organizations. The Apples And Oranges Party was set around the indoor pool of the Hotel QT, bringing a bit of Florida sunshine to the somewhat gloomy weather of New York in late April.Film Florida is promoting the Sunshine...

23RD ANNUAL WINTER MUSIC CONFERENCE COVERAGE, March 25-29, 2008

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By Maria Esteves - April 5, 2008   The 23rd Annual Winter Music Conference (WMC08) was held at the Miami Beach Resort & Spa, Miami, March 25-29, 2008. WMC is the largest global networking event in the dance music industry which yearly showcase panel discussion, workshop, exhibition, awards ceremony, music festival, and talent (The LIST) in over 100 venues. Industry executives, International artists, DJs, DVJs, VJs, technological innovators, producers, remixers, digital/record...

"Sistas Are Doin’ It For Themselves" Filmmaker Showcase

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The Black Hollywood Education and Resource Center (BHERC) presents: the 15th Annual Sistas Are Doin’ It For Themselves: See Their Images… Hear Their Stories… Saturday, March 29, 2008 starting at 2:00 p.m. A Filmmaker Showcase and Discussion at Raleigh Studios, 5300 Melrose Avenue (650 Bronson Ave.), Hollywood, CA (Melrose & Van Ness / across from Paramount Studios) Chaplin Screening Room (Reception to follow). To RSVP – 310.284.3170. The cost is only $10.00 and parking is $4.00 or st...

Animator Bill Plympton guest star at Aspen Shortfest

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Two-time Oscar nominee Bill Plympton, whose animated shorts are a perennial Shortsfest highlight, will be the featured special guest for this year's Director Spotlight. Known for his twisted humor and keen observations of the absurd in everyday life, Plympton has directed more than 30 films, ranging from animated shorts (How to Kiss, 25 Ways to Quit Smoking, Guide Dog, his most recent Oscar nomination) to full-length features, both animated and live action (J. Lyle, I Married a Strange Person, H...

Sundance Film Festival announced its Jury members

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The 2008 Sundance Film Festival announced today the members of the six juries awarding prizes at the Festival, which runs January 17-27, 2008 in Park City, Salt Lake City, Ogden and Sundance, Utah. The juries collectively are comprised of twenty-four individuals from the global film community, each of whom brings unique perspective and range of experience. Award-winning directors, screenwriters, actors and cinematographers in the Competition categories will be announced on the evening of January...

Sundance Film Festival juries announced

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The 2008 Sundance Film Festival announced today the members of the six juries awarding prizes at the Festival, which runs January 17-27, 2008 in Park City, Salt Lake City, Ogden and Sundance, Utah. The juries collectively are comprised of twenty-four individuals from the global film community, each of whom brings unique perspective and range of experience. Award-winning directors, screenwriters, actors and cinematographers in the Competition categories will be announced on the evening of January...

Anthony Artis Bio: author of The Shut Up and Shoot Documentary Guide

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Anthony Q. Artis originally hails from Baltimore, Maryland, and has made his home in New York City for most of the last 15 years. There he has honed his skills as a straight up digital guerrilla. He has worked professionally in positions as diverse as producer, gaffer, cinematographer, and narrative projects and survived more low-budget shoots than he cares to admit. His feature films and TV shows have screened at the Tribeca Film Festival, the IFP Market, Slamdance, Cinequest, as well as on MTV...

"Anthony Artis' "The Shut Up and Shoot Documentary Guide"

Anthony Q. Artis  Anthony Artis is a 15-year veteran of the film and TV industry whose features and shows have been screened at the Tribeca Film Festival, the IFP Feature Market, Slamdance, and on MTV. He is the manager of the Film and TV Production Center at New York University's renowned film school.    Features & Benefits Pull off your vision in creative and cost-effective ways Bonus DVD with video and audio tutorials, interviews, b...

Central European Pitch Forum winners

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Macedonian-Polish action spec wins the first Central European Pitch Forum Veteran Macedonian-born Swiss writer-director Mitko Panov took first prize and 5 thousand euro along with it at the closing event of the 2007 Fade In Central European Pitch Forum, the continent’s first story market, for his Balkan-set drama-actioner Witness.The 2 thousand euro-worth special jury prize went to Paolo Poti from Italy for his drama screenplay The God of the Hills, while the award for the best Eastern Europea...

Competitive selection of FEST - International Film Festival Santa Maria da Feira has been announced.

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The official international competitive selection of FEST - International Film Festival Santa Maria da Feira has been announced. In this edition we counted with 1161 submissions and 86 have been selected in 2 competitive sections Our program has already been considered one of the best of the last years in Portugal, in Our program you can find films like Jellyfish : winner of the Golden Camera in Cannes Wristcutters: A Love Story With Tom waits has been shortlisted for Sundance California d...

These are the Award Winners of the Bitfilm Festival

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The 8. International Bitfilm Festival for Digital Film ends today with the award ceremony in Barcelona. The award winners have been selected from 111 nominated films in a worldwide audience voting which started on August 30. The winners are: GRAND PRIX TV DIGITAL:300 by Zack Snyder (USA) T-HOME 3D SPACE AWARD:A Gentlemen’s Duel by Francisco Ruiz and Sean McNally (USA) AUTODESK FX MIX AWARD:Fission by Kun-I Chang (Taiwan/USA) MTV FLASH AWARD:Their Circumstances by JiHyun Ahn (Korea/USA) GEE MAC...

ITN'S films for AFM

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Valley of Angels 100 min. Action. Starring: Danny Trejo West Los Angeles - home of the young, rich and hip. It is also home to twenty-five year old Zachary "Zeus" Andrews. Transplanted from Chicago as a kid, Zeus never fit into the hip LA culture. As a way to make a living in his undesirable world, Zeus peddles drugs to wealthy kids. He desperately seeks the path on which his destiny lies - that is until he meets a girl who seems to transcend the shallow culture they inhabit. She...

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