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Tribecca preview: animated New York with Bill Plympton

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One of the highlights of this springs Tribeca Film Festival is sure to be the Animated New York program curated by Bill Plympton. When people think of New York City’s filmmakers most are unaware of the thriving, diverse independent animation community .Plympton's illustrations and cartoons have been printed in The New York Times and The Village Voice , as well as the magazines Vogue , Rolling Stone , Vanity Fair , Penthouse , and National Lampoon . His political cartoon strip "Plympton", ...

DIY Convention: Do It Yourself In Film, Music and Books

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The sixth annual DIY Convention: Do It Yourself In Film, Music and Books has set the first panelists for its 2006 education sessions, to be held February 5-12, 2006 at the Egyptian Theatre in the heart of Hollywood.Keynotes by Derek Sivers of CDBaby; Chris Vrenna, soundtrack composer for “Doom 3’ and ‘Quake 4”; and songwriter Peter Himmelman are on tap during the two days of panels.The 2006 DIY Convention features live music performances from national and regional independent acts at var...

Animated Film Showcase of Catalunya highlights

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The International Animated Film Showcase of Catalunya presents a retrospective selection about Surrealism and another about Mexican Animation.- Ron Diamond, founder of the Acme Filmworks studio in Hollywood, will explain, in a special session, the relationship that exists between independent animation, commercial production and advertising. Once more, ANIMAC offers a new opportunity to enjoy the thousand and one faces making up the international arena of animated cinema. The tenth ANIMAC, orga...

onedotzero_transvision:10 years of adventures in moving image

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onedotzero_transvisionFriday Late at the V&A 24 February 2006 18:30 - 22:00hrsV&A Museum, London, UK2006 marks the tenth anniversary of onedotzero, and a host of exciting events and projects. Starting the celebrations, onedotzero is proud to collaborate with The Victoria and Albert Museum to curate a very special live event for the V&A’s February Friday Late.The V&A is the world's greatest museum of art and design, with collections unrivalled in their scope and diversity housing 3000 years'...

Interview with Ruchi Narain New Indian "parallel" cinema

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THE NEW INDIAN "PARALLEL" CINEMAAn Interview with Ruchi NarainYoung Bombay director Ruchi Narain has been a guest of the River to River Festival introducing her debut feature "KAL - Yesterday and Tomorrow", a ground-breaking exercise in style representative of the "Beyond Bollywood" new wave of "parallel" Indian cinema. The film itself, employing mostly unknown new actors, is a kind of contemporary thriller in a rapid-fire multi-media style focussing on the lives of the well-heeled style-consc...

Curtain Rises on Second Dubai Film Festival

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International and regional film stars, industry leaders and filmmakers from around the world expected to grace tonight’s red carpet opening gala Months of planning and preparation will culminate in grand style tonight as international celebrities, regional stars and UAE VIPs walk up an 80-metre long red carpet and into the Madinat Jumeirah Arabian Resort at 8pm Sunday (December 11, 2005), to officially open the second Dubai International Film Festival. Lit up by sky trackers and a state-of-the...

Sundance galas will be designed by Todd Oldham

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The award-winning designer Todd Oldham will lend his experience and creativity to the 2006 Sundance Film Festival as designer of the Opening Night, Music on Main, and Awards Night parties. Applying his experience as a graphic designer, photographer, and filmmaker, Oldham plans to create an environment that personifies the 2006 Sundance Film Festival, while simultaneously bringing to life the Festival’s history. The Sundance Film Festival takes place in and around Park City, Utah from January...

Up in smoke: Havana at the Brighton Film Festival

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This year’s CINECITY, the Brighton Film Festival (17 November – 4 December), presents a season of ten films - nine features and one short, including: Havana Blues the ‘Buena Vista Social Club for the MTV Generation’; the epic 1964 Soviet/Cuban collaboration I am Cuba, and the 2005 Spanish box office smash and Cannes Film Festival winner, Viva Cuba – all of which explore Havana, the capital of Cuba – providing a rare chance to see both new and classic films from the cinema of a revolu...

New York Video Festibval returns to Manhattan

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The New York International Independent Film and Video Festival (NYIIFVF) announces its return to Manhattan for eight days of film screenings, world premieres, musical performances, industry panels and after-parties. The festival, known as the voice of independent film, will showcase 300 film features, shorts and documentaries and host filmmakers from more than 30 countries. The festivities kick off on November 10th with an opening night networking party for filmmakers, musicians and artists at l...

SOL Film Festival screening and workshop schedule

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SOL Film Festival has released its Movie Screening and Workshop Schedule“The First National Film Festival to Visit Hampton Roads”SOL Film Festival, the most highly anticipated film festival to ever visit the Hampton Roads region, has released its film screening and workshop/seminar schedule. Although, the festival includes projects from filmmakers throughout the country, festival committee members are enthused to announce the acceptance of seven projects involving local filmmakers. The sho...

Warsaw International Film Festival honours Wenders

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21st WARSAW INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL7-16 October 2005The programme of this year’s Festival, which will last 10 days, includes 130 film premieres from 50 countries. The festival cinemas are the Relax, Luna (rooms A and B), Silver Screen (rooms 3 and 4), and Kultura.PROGRAMMEHonouring the opening of the 21st WIFF with his presence will be Wim Wenders, one of the greatest artists of world cinema, president of the European Film Academy. He will present his latest picture, Don’t Come Knocking;...

Onedotzero adventures in moving image

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onedotzero launches 'onedotzero industries' production arm with U2's Vertigo global tour festival, DVD label and production company onedotzero has produced visual content for U2's Vertigo world tour. Producing for U2's show director Willie Williams, onedotzero industries cherry picked a 'dream team' of international creatives including UVA, Julian Opie, The Light Surgeons, Run Wrake and Ed Holdsworth. Underlining onedotzero's longstanding commitment to spotting, supporting and showcasing new tal...

The 2nd Annual New York PitchXchange week end

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The 2nd Annual New York PitchXchangeLast year, over 30 executives (agents, managers, producers) attended the Inaugural New York PitchXchange to hear five-minute pitches from over 500 aspiring and working screenwriters. Companies included Miramax Films, Dimension Films, MTV, Abrams Artist Agency, The Howard Stern Production Company and many others.This year’s the event will topple last year’s. The first day offers a full-day seminar with Hollywood producer and “Pitch King” Robert Kosberg...

The 2nd Annual New York PitchXchange

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Last year, over 30 executives (agents, managers, producers) attended the Inaugural New York PitchXchange to hear five-minute pitches from over 500 aspiring and working screenwriters. Companies included Miramax Films, Dimension Films, MTV, Abrams Artist Agency, The Howard Stern Production Company and many others.This year’s the event will topple last year’s. The first day offers a full-day seminar with Hollywood producer and “Pitch King” Robert Kosberg. Attendees will have the opportuni...

Thank Doc It's Friday!, inaugural Hot Doc panels

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NEW INDUSTRY PANELS FOCUS ON DOC AND FACTUAL SERIESHot Docs is delighted to introduce a new event for 2005, closing the week of industry sessions with a nod to our many delegates - both producers and broadcasters - working in documentary series programming. The three Thank Doc It's Friday! panels focus on behind-the-scenes intelligence for those developing and distributing non-fiction series television. Events will be held on Friday, April 29 from 11:00 am to 5:15 pm, on the Second Floor of Vict...

New York Film and Video Festival returns to Manhattan

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The New York International Independent Film and Video Festival (NYIIFVF) proudly returns to Manhattan for eleven days of screenings, premieres, performances, panels and parties. The festivities kick off on November 11th at 7 p.m. with an opening night party at Club Spirit (530 West 27th Street) and runs through November 21st at the Village East Cinema (181 2nd Ave at 12th Street). The festival, which is now recognized as the largest event on the independent circuit, will showcase more than 350 f...

Shark Tale Takes over San Marco

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“San Marco!, San Marco!” call out the Venetian water boat drivers to this historic boat stop, but after 7 pm tonite no one with be allowed to enter the historic square to see the church and courtyard from the 12th century. A 21st century artefact: Dreamwork’s Shark Tale will be projected to 5000 ticket holders who kicked up a storm in getting the coveted seats that went like gondola rides in a matter of days. No cameras, no cell phones with cameras, no recording devices. Hundreds of secu...

Experimental cinema of the 60s conference

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In the beginning was the imagethe films of Don Levy and Peter WhiteheadA two-day symposium of screenings and talks re-evaluating the work of the Slade art school film unit alumniSpecial guest speakers: Peter Whitehead and James Quinn (producer, Herostratus)Has a festival of atrocity films ever been held?. . . It seemed likely in the late 60s, but the new puritans of our day would greet such a suggestion with a shudder. A pity – given the unlimited opportunities which the media landscape now of...

Cinevegas wins over the Las Vegas Strip

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CineVegas Wins Over The Las Vegas StripCinevegas Film Festival in Las Vegas, Nevada, started off their sixth year with the promise of the new hot films of the summer season. Opening night “D.E.B.S“ was the pick to screen as Sin City welcomes filmgoers and the industry to this entertainment gambling mecca. D.E.B.S. is directed by Angela Robinson and tells the story of an elite crime-fighting group of girls whose leader, played by Sara Foster falls for the archenemy of the group. This is ...

Hypefest to open with Belief

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HypeFest, the unique film and video festival that links independent ideas with commercial creativity, is thrilled to announce that Belief has been selected to create its show open. This opening runs prior to each screening and is a cornerstone branding element for HypeFest 2004. "We had a piece in HypeFest last year and attended the festival, which we found to be an amazing up-and-coming event," notes Belief Founder and Creative Director Michael Goedecke. "HypeFest caters to showcasing art piece...

Amarte Duele audience award at Chicago Latino

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The 20th Anniversary of the Chicago Latino Film Festival ended on Thursday, April 29th and the Audience Choice Winner, which is determined by moviegoers, is Amarte duele (Love Hurts), a film production from Mexico. Amarte duele (Love Hurts), directed by Fernando Sariñana, is a love story of two teenagers, Ulises and Renata. Their budding romance seems invincible, but their racial and social differences are facts their friends and family will not let them forget. The film touches on a topic th...

Devils Are Dreaming screens at Newport Beach

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MICHAEL SLÁDEK’S ALTERNATE REALITIESMichael Sládek’s strange, irritating, potent debut picture, Devils Are Dreaming, follows a frustrated, wannabe artist named Joseph who finds himself pingponging around in various realities, getting glimpses of other paths his life could have taken. Sládek’s own life has taken many paths; the Newport Beach native appeared in theatrical productions at Laguna Playhouse and South Coast Repertory before he moved east and spent a few years working behind-th...

Full Frame docu fest awards

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The Full Frame Documentary Film Festival wrapped up its seventh year with record attendance resulting in sixteen sold-out screenings and events. The number of passes issued this year was 1520 compared to last year's 1000. Tickets also exceeded last year's totals. By Saturday evening, 12,495 tickets had been issued; at that point last year the festival had issued 11,670. As of Sunday's Award Barbecue, tickets issued climbed to 13,278 and, with the balance of Sunday's afternoon and evening scree...

Entertainment & Variety Exchange program

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Entertainment & Variety Exchange, which will take place in Los Angeles from 25 – 30 April 2004. ContentThis year’s Exchange will give television producers and executives an insight into the development and production of entertainment shows and the keys to successfully adapting new formats to the US market. The week of structured meetings will also give delegates access to the key creative and business professionals working in this vibrant sector in Hollywood. ParticipantsFrom Europe, we will...

Dig! Sundance docu winner

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DiG! A musician checks out a song on the radio and says the one word that adequately shows appreciation - “DIG!” It’s the expression we hear at the beginning of this engaging and insightful documentary that won the Documentary Grand Jury Prize at the 2004 Sundance Film Festival. DiG! follows two bands, The Dandy Warhols and the Brian Jonestown Massacre, over a period of 7 years. Director Ondi Timoner whittled down 1,500 hours of footage into a 2-hour collection of concerts, road trips...

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