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Nelson Ogbuagu is a typical Chicago middle-school student who has had some atypical experiences. A student at the Walt Disney Magnet School in Chicago, Nelson’s passion for filmmaking has been nurtured for years by the Chicago International Children’s Film Festival’s Young Chicago Critics (YCC) camp, the premier film criticism and production summer camp for kids in Chicago. But this year, after serving on YCC for three years, Nelson will do something he has never dreamed of doing: travelin...

Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End Trailer attacks the web (it's viral and massive)

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Worldwide Trailer ''Roadblock'' Debut for Walt Disney Pictures' ''Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End'' to Reach an Unprecedented Global AudienceAnticipated to reach the largest worldwide audience ever for a theatrical trailer debut, an estimated 200 million+ viewers in 62 countries, 31 languages, across five continents and spanning over 12 time zones will experience for the very first time Walt Disney Pictures/Jerry Bruckheimer Films "Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End." This global ...

Meet the Robinsons 3D excitement

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Hollywood's legendary movie palace, The El Capitan Theatre, invites moviegoers to "Meet the Robinsons" in spectacular Disney Digital 3-D(TM) during its special engagement of Disney's exciting new computer-animated feature, from March 30th -- May 20th, it was announced today (March 8, 2007) by Lylle Breier, senior vice president of worldwide special events for Buena Vista Pictures Distribution. Adding to the fun, an exclusive animation exhibit in the theatre's lobby will provide unique insights i...

The San Diego Latino Film Festival

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The San Diego Latino Film Festival continues to showcase an amazing range of independent voices in film with Cine’mation, its first animated showcase.  The festival is proud to present this impressive array of work within the art form that includes animatics, 2D, 3D, and stop motion films.  Bringing something for everyone, the showcase presents art house programs alongside more traditional family films.While the Cine’mation Showcase may be new to the festival, Latino/a contributions to the...

Seniors Film Festival (Young at Heart) returns to Sydney

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Following the overwhelming success of its inaugural edition in 2006, Young at Heart, Sydney’s 2nd Seniors Film Festival, returns March 11th – 18th 2007 as part of NSW Seniors Week. The Festival features a week of film premieres, workshops, Q&A’s and parties at Dendy Opera Quays and the Ritz Cinema in Randwick. It is a rare chance for people of all ages to enjoy prestigious new films, meet the filmmakers and take part in a fun and relaxed cultural event with friends and relatives.Festivitie...

Screen Actors Guild Awards Predict Oscars

Monday, January 29----In what will likely be a repeat by the time the Oscars are given out on February 25, the Screens Actors Guild gave out its top awards to film and television thespians in the convivial atmosphere of the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles. Winners were visibly moved to be recognized by their peers as they polished the speeches that they very likely will need to give again at the Kodak Theater for the big bonanza of the Academy Awards. The SAG Award for Best Ensemble Performa...

The Bizarre World of Park City At Midnight

Monday, January 8----The Sundance Film Festival will keep alive the bizarre spirit of the “midnight movie” with its series PARK CITY AT MIDNIGHT. The program contains eight films that are likely to shock the bleary-eyed viewer and offer a lively last stop in the nightly film-going circuit. This year’s midnight madness continues a tradition that saw the breakout of such recent landmark films as THE BLAIR WITCH PROJECT, SAW, OLD BOY, and AMERICAN HARDCORE. Cultists, you have found your Su...

Imageworks Trio Head Downunder For AEAF Sydney

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Three talented artists from the Academy award-winning team at Sony Pictures Imageworks (US) and Sony Pictures Animation will be anchoring the Australian Effects & Animation Festival Sydney. They will be providing an inside view of three of the year’s biggest cinema events: Superman Returns, Monster House and Open Season. Day One sees Imageworks’ animation supervisor Troy Saliba deliver the opening presentation on the animated feature film Monster House, which utilizes the proprietary Ima...

The Northwest Film Center tribute to Janet Gaynor

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In the decade from 1927-1937 Janet Gaynor (1906-1984) emerged as one of Hollywood's great stars, immensely popular with the public for her portrayals as the sincere but spunky waif in a series of popular musicals, melodramas, and romantic comedies conceived especially for her at 20th Century Fox. Gaynor started out as an extra in silent pictures- Hal Roach comedy shorts as well as features-before earning her break with a small but crucial part in THE JOHNSTOWN FLOOD (1926). A long-term contract ...

Pordenone (Italy) Silent Film Festival

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CELEBRATING 25 YEARS OF GIORNATE (1982-2006)Pordenone/Sacile 6-14 October 2006The programme of the 25th Giornate del Cinema Muto (Pordenone Silent Film Festival) is one of the most varied in the festival’s history. The central presentation is a tribute to the centenary of Nordisk Film, with works from the golden age of Danish cinema, including classics like Carl Dreyer’s Leaves from Satan’s Book and August Blom’s Atlantis, alongside exciting rediscoveries like Holger-Madsen’s A Trip to...

Fullerton Film Festival kicks Off With ‘Mary Poppins’

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The adventures of a British nanny, and a tribute to a local Italian choreographer, playwright, actor and restaurateur kick off the first Fullerton Film Festival running August 3 through August 6 in the heart of downtown Fullerton.Leading off the festival created to support the restoration of the historic Fox Fullerton Theatre will be the beloved, multiple Academy Award winning motion picture “Mary Poppins,” presented at 8 p.m., Thursday, August 3,period.. This screening designed for the ent...

24th edition of Outfest LA G&L Film Fest

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Fresh, new American and International filmmakers highlight one of the world’s largest gay and lesbian film festivals this year as the 24th edition of Outfest will showcase a very strong year of lesbian, gay bisexual, transgender (LGBT) filmmaking at its finest and most diverse. Outfest 2006, July 6 – 17, will screen 207 high quality narrative and documentary shorts and features from 25 countries around the world and will host 45 rollicking parties, a Festival hallmark. This year’s Outfes...

Outfest: the largest gay and lesbian film festival

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Fresh, new American and International filmmakers highlight one of the world’s largest gay and lesbian film festivals this year as the 24th edition of Outfest will showcase a very strong year of lesbian, gay bisexual, transgender (LGBT) filmmaking at its finest and most diverse. Outfest 2006, July 6 – 17, will screen 207 high quality narrative and documentary shorts and features from 25 countries around the world and will host 45 rollicking parties, a Festival hallmark. This year’s Outfes...

Mineapolis Fim Festival: cinema esoterica in upper Mid-West

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Al Milgrom, founding father (along with Mpls. Businessman Tim Grady) of this most eclectic of hinterland festivals, has been waging a relentless battle for nearly two and a half decades to introduce off-beat celluloid Americana and quality foreign film Esotrica into this Land of Sky Blue Waters, Pillsbury flour silos and (ulp) Norveegin farmers. Says Dr. Milgom: "Sometimes it's a hard sell, but we feel it's our cultural duty to cinema-educate these plain(s) folk and show them that there's mor...

Mixed Doubles to close Indian Festival in LA

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Rajat Kapoor’s comedy MIXED DOUBLES will close the 4th Indian Film Festival of Los Angeles (IFFLA) on Sunday, April 23, it was announced by Festival Director, Christina Marouda. Kapoor who also directed the Award winning “Raghu Romeo,” will be in attendance along with cast member Rani Shorey and producer Sunil Doshi. At the Gala Reception following, popular DJ Cheb I Sabbah will perform along with double electric violinist virtuoso Gingger Shankar (“The Passion of the Christ”) and Ind...

The first documentary by Sydney Pollack to open Full Frame

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Legendary filmmaker Richard Leacock to be honored with Career AwardFull Frame Documentary Film Festival has chosen Sketches of Frank Gehry as the opening film of the 2006 festival. The first documentary by the Academy Award® winning director Sydney Pollack (The Interpreter, Out of Africa) is a look at the life and work of the renowned architect. The opening night screening is sponsored by Capitol Broadcasting. The festival also announced that it would present its Career Award this year to l...

Life time achievement conferred to Mr. Ram Mohan

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V.SHANTARAM AWARD for life time achievement conferred to Mr. RAM MOHAN Mumbai International Film festival (MIFF-2006) for documentary, Animation & Short films was ingurated here on January 3, 2006, by Shri Vilasrao Deshmukh, Chief Minister of Maharashtra. The Chief Minister conferred Dr.V.Shantaram Award for Life time Achievement to Mr. Ram Mohan, noted animation Film maker & `father of Indian animation' and a pioneer in the animation movement in India. Mr. Ram Mohan was honored with memento, an...

Sydney Pollack's Documentary Adventure

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Oscar-winning director Sydney Pollack tries his hand at the non-fiction format in SKETCHES OF FRANK GEHRY, his intimate film portrait of one of the world’s most successful and creative architects.Pollack, whose directorial career dates back to the 1960s, and includes such legendary films as THEY SHOOT HORSES DON’T THEY, THREE DAYS OF THE CONDOR, TOOTSIE and the multi-Academy Award winner OUT OF AFRICA, is one of a handful of directors who is also a prolific producer (THE TALENTED MR. RIPLEY,...

Cinemagic kicks off in Irish style in Belfast and more

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The 2005 CINEMAGIC Film Festival kicks off in style with Special Screenings, Talent Labs, Masterclasses and a Gala Awards Ceremony with amazing prizes.CINEMAGIC is hosting its 17-Day Festival from 17th November-3rd December 2005 at Village Cinemas and W5, Visitor Attraction of the Year, at the Odyssey, Belfast. The Festival Programme includes an impressive array of international exclusive screenings, big movie premieres, special guests, director’s discussions, competitions, masterclasses and ...

Disney commits to delivering film to DCI compliant theatres

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The Walt Disney Studios' distribution arm Buena Vista Pictures Distribution (BVPD) and Access Integrated Technologies, Inc. ("AccessIT") (AMEX: AIX) Christie/AIX unit have entered into a groundbreaking non-exclusive agreement to supply feature films from Walt Disney Pictures and Touchstone Pictures to DCI-compliant digital projection systems to be deployed by Christie/AIX. Christie/AIX will install between 2,500 and 4,000 systems throughout the United States and Canada over the next two years.Ju...

Hollywood Awards reveal award winners

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Warner Bros.' "BATMAN BEGINS," Disney's "HOWL'S MOVING CASTLE," Dimension's "SIN CITY" and Paramount's "WAR OF THE WORLDS" will be presented with awards at 9th annual HOLLYWOOD AWARDS.The Hollywood Film Festival's Board of Advisors is proud to announce that this year's festival will honor Warner Bros.' "Batman Begins" with the "Hollywood Sound of the Year Award," Disney's "Howl's Moving Castle" with the "Hollywood Animation of the Year Award," Dimension's "Sin City" with the "Hollywood Make-Up o...

Japanese animation focus of NY Moma film series

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JAPANESE ANIMATION FOCUS OF MOMA FILM SERIESBeginning July 10 and running through September 5, the Museum of Modern Art, one of New York’s venerable film institutions, will present the most comprehensive overview of Japanese animation yet seen, in a 33 film series that includes many films and television works that have never before been seen in the United States.With anime master Hayao Miyazaki’s HOWL’S MOVING CASTLE currently captivating international audiences and his Oscar-winning SPIRI...

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 ...

Nicktoons fest Jury announced

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EXTOONS: THE NICKTOONS FILM FESTIVAL ANNOUNCES FESTIVAL JUDGESNew York, NY -- (May 19, 2005) -- The second annual Nextoons: The Nicktoons Film Festival is pleased to announce the judges for this year's festival: Actor Mark Hamill, "Avatar: The Last Airbender"Co-Creators Michael DiMartino and Bryan Konietzko, Director/AnimatorMike Gabriel, and Feature Storyboard Artist and winner of theProducer's Choice Award in the first Nicktoons Film Festival Elizabeth Ito. ...

American Splendor favorite from LA film crtics

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LOS ANGELES FILM CRITICS ANNOUNCE 2003 AWARD WINNERS"American Splendor" was voted Best Picture of the Year, it was announced by Jean Oppenheimer, President of the Los Angeles Film Critics Association (LAFCA). The runner up was "Lost in Translation".LAFCA's 29th annual achievement awards ceremony will be held Monday, January 26 at the St. Regis Hotel in Los Angeles.Other award winners are:DIRECTOR: Peter Jackson: "The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King"Runner-up: Clint Eastwood: "Mystic R...

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