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WorldFest-Houston to screen 150 true independent films

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The 38th Annual WorldFest-Houston International Film Festival continues its fully dedicated Independent Film screening format for the upcoming April 22 - May 1, 2005 unspooling. WorldFest will screen 49 feature film premieres, with an exclusive emphasis on American and International Independent feature films and with a continuing annual spotlight on 100 award-winning short films and documentary films. 50 New Indie Features and 104 Award-Winning Shorts!WorldFest Artistic and Program Director, Kat...

WorldFest Houston highlights

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WorldFest-Houston Film Festival Announces our 38th Unspooling! "Fiercely Independent""What's Cooking?!" at 2005 WORLDFEST-HOUSTON - 38 Years of Independent Films - DATES: April 22 through May 1, 2005 - LOCATION: AMC Meyer Park 16 Theatres - The HQ Renaissance Hotel - ALL EVENTS ARE OPEN TO THE GENERAL PUBLIC Each year WorldFest creates another delectable menu of film-fare from around the world for our local audiences! The 38th annual WorldFest-Houston International Film Festival will offer an ap...

Paradise flies from Berlin to Warner Independent

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Warner Independent Pictures acquired today all rights in North America and the UK to “Paradise Now,” the third feature by Hany Abu-Assad, announced Mark Gill, President of Warner Independent Pictures. The deal was negotiated by Paul Federbush, SVP Production and Acquisitions, Warner Independent Pictures, and Hengameh Panahi and Charlotte Mickie of Celluloid Dreams. “Paradise Now” was written by Abu-Assad and Bero Beyer, and produced by Bero Beyer of Augustus Film.“Paradise Now” fol...

A new Festival in Montreal

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A FESTIVAL IS REBORN IN MONTREALOne of the more intriguing announcements made here in Berlin is the establishment of a new film festival in Montreal, to be held from October 12 to 23 of this year. Industry watchers have followed the political drama that has been slowly emerging since August with the announcement that the Montreal World Film Festival, a fixture for several decades, had lost its governmental funding from Telefilm Canada and a host of other professional institutions.Criticism had c...

Florida Festival season in high gear

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With most of the United States in the grip of a devastatingly cold winter, more than a few eyes (and hearts) turn to Florida, the sunshine state, which is having an intensely active “high season”. As much as the sun and the beach are major attractions, this is also the kick-off to the Florida film festival season.Two of Florida’s most interesting film events are happening this week. The Sarasota Film Festival, now in its seventh year, opened this past weekend, with an ambitious slate of pr...

Interview with the director of the Bangkok Film Market

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INTERVIEW WITH CHRISTINE RUSHEntertainment industry veteran Christine Rush has been director of the Bangkok Film Market since its inauguration last year. The trade event, in only its second year, has already doubled attendance and is quickly becoming the entertainment industry’s principal forum for deal making in Southeast Asia. Rush is an “entertainment baby” who grew up in the industry – her father, brothers, cousins and a son are all broadcast and film sound engineers. She herself ...

Nicole Kidman honored at Palm Springs

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The 16th Annual Palm Springs International Film Festival (PSIFF) will honor Academy Award winner Nicole Kidman with the distinguished Chairman’s Award and Academy Award winner Howard Shore with the Frederick Loewe Award for Film Composing at the Festival’s Annual Awards Gala, announced Chairman Earl Greenburg. Alejandro Amenábar (director of The Sea Inside), who directed Kidman in The Others, will present the award to her, Shore’s presenter will be announced at a later date. The Awards ...

Hollywood, the Global Village: Festivals Feed a Love of Movies

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Ella Waldek, 74, and Ida Mae Martinez, 73, don't look much like movie stars. But as they answered questions and kibitzed for an audience at the historic Little Theater at the High Falls Film Festival here, it was clear that they were born to entertain. Ms. Waldek and Ms. Martinez are two real-life heroines of ''Lipstick and Dynamite the First Ladies of Wrestling,'' a crowd-pleaser directed by Ruth Leitman about the brash and lovable pioneers of women's wrestling in the 1940's and 50's. It may no...

Palm Springs Fest unveils 2005 festival

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PALM SPRINGS INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVALUnveils Outstanding 2005 FestivalPalm Springs International Film Festival now in it’s 16th year has unveiled the program set for the January Festival. With a wonderful array of 190 films, from over an amazing 65 countries for this prestigious 2005 Festival. This is a dynamic presentation of 79 premieres (14 World, 45 U.S. and 20 North American). Also of the 50 films submitted for consideration in the Best Foreign Language Film category for the Academy...

Beyond The Sea AFI opener

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AFI Los Angeles International Film Festival Opens with BEYOND THE SEAUS Premiere of BEYOND THE SEA, directed by and starring Kevin Spacey opened the prestigious American Film Institute, Los Angeles Film Festival this week. The 2004 AFI Festival is in its 18th year and is set for November 4 -14, 2004 in Hollywood, California. Executive Director Christian Gaines had a wonderful opening night with the unveiling of the long awaited Miramax film BEYOND THE SEA. This is the story of 50's - 60's croo...

LeVar Burton appearance at Chicago Children fest

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LeVar Burton Headlines at the 21st Chicago International Children’s Film FestivalTwo-time Emmy Award winner LeVar Burton, star of Roots and beloved host of “Reading Rainbow,” will be making a special guest appearance at the 21st Annual CHICAGO INTERNATIONAL CHILDREN’S FILM FESTIVAL, which runs October 21st – 31st. Burton will attend the festival to screen his directorial feature film debut Blizzard. Featuring Whoopi Goldberg (as the voice of Blizzard), Christopher Plummer, and Kevin P...

San Sebastian ambiance bits

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There is nothing about this festival that is small from the giant projection halls in the Giant "CUBE" Building on the beachfront which houses the main events, to the big names that come and go every day. Hungarian director Istvan Szabo and his leading lady of "Being Julia", Annette Benning, took a side trip to Bilbao on Monday to see the new Guggenheim -- which is closed on Mondays -- but for these ultra special guests it was opened for a "private screening" of the collection. Yesterday it was ...

Toronto final awards

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Although it does not have an official Competition or Jury as do fellow festivals in Venice, Cannes, Berlin or Sundance, winners at the Toronto International Film Festival are bellwethers of some of the important films that will come to cinemas and to other film events around the world.After presenting nearly 350 films from sixty countries over the past ten days, the 29th edition of the Festival wrapped yesterday with its annual Awards Brunch, held at the swanky Four Seasons Hotel. Wi...

Toronto biz buzz 2

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DEALS, DEALS AND MORE DEALSAs the Toronto Film Festival enters its final weekend, distribution deals for the coveted North American market have been secured on a number of key film titles.Focus Features, the specialty distribution division of Universal Pictures, secured North American, Scandinavian and Australian rights for the UK film My Summer of Love, directed by Pawel Pawlikowski. The film, which screened in Toronto in the Contemporary World Cinema section, tells the story of a summer encoun...

Record Numbers at Palm Springs Shorts

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Record Number of Shorts Heat Up At Palm Springs International of Shorts Film Festival "Wasp" Receives Best of Festival Award at Palm Springs International of Shorts Film Festival. Awards were given out in Palm Springs at the end of the largest and most respected short film festival in North America. The Palm Springs International Short Film Festival takes place during the heat of summer and heats up the competition of the short film format. What this does is set the base for shorts throughout...

Palm Springs Short Festival and Market open

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Palm Springs International Short Film Festival and Market opens with Award Winning Program The opening night for the 10th Annual Palm Springs International Short Film Festival was a successful tribute to the art of short films. Audiences enjoyed the cool theaters while out side the desert heat steamed up the competition in North America’s most prestigious short festival. With over 2000 entries over 300 films are set to screen this next week. A number of Cash and industry prizes will be awar...

Palm Springs Short Festival awards to students

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Palm Springs International Festival Of Short Films & Film Market Announces Ten Student Awards To Be Presented By Kodak The Palm Springs International Festival of Short Films & Film Market and Kodak will continue to honor the best in student filmmaking with ten awards including The Kodak Award For Best Student Cinematography. The first place winner of the Best Student Cinematography Award will receive an invitation to attend the 2005 Cannes International Film Festival to showcase a clip of their...

Kid Critics will Call the Shots at Film Fest in Chicago

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From Hyde Park to Highland Park, from Oak Street to Oak Park, there’s a kid critic in nearly every neighborhood and every suburb. They’re young, they’re intelligent, they’re hooked on movies—and this August, they will get a sneak peek at the best in children’s cinema. They are the seventy children, aged 7-13, who will make up the Children’s Jury for the 2004 Chicago International Children’s Film Festival. For eight film-packed days (August 10-13 and Aug 17-20) at Facets Multi-Me...

Montreal honors Krsto Papić

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One of the most influential Croatian filmmakers of his generation, a member of the Yugoslav new wave of the 1960s and 1970s, Krsto Papić was born in 1933 and studied literature at the University of Zagreb before turning to the screen and a long, distinguished career producing and directing.His films were noticed early on, winning prizes at domestic and international festivals: THE KEY (1965) at the Pula Festival, gold medal at the Belgrade Festival for When My Knife Stabs You (1968), Oberh...

Palms Springs heats up with shorts

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Palm Springs International Festival Of Short Films Heats up with Student Awards Presented By KodakOn of the countries most respected short film festivals is The Palm Springs International Festival of Short Films & Film Market. Heating up the desert community the Festival will be held from August 31 to September 6, 2004. Once again Kodak will honor the best in student filmmaking with ten awards including The Kodak Award for Best Student cinematography. The first place winner of the Best Stude...

Ultra Star to deploy 20 DLP cinema projectors

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UltraStar Cinemas and American Cinema Advertising Network to deploy 20 new DLP Cinema™-based projectors.UltraStar becomes first circuit to employ DLP Cinema™ technology for exhibition of all media.UltraStar Cinemas of San Diego, California, and American Cinema Advertising Network of San Jose today announced they have reached an agreement by which all UltraStar theaters, beginning with 20 screens in selected sites, will be converted from film to DLP Cinema™ projection technology between now...

Howdy from Houston! its a wrap

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WorldFest-Houston Film Festival 2004 Awards Ten Great Days in April - 450 Intl Filmmakers Attended! Grand Finale of 2004 WorldFest-Houston (The 37th Annual WorldFest-Houston International Film Festival) WorldFest-Houston, the third oldest film festival in North America, celebrated the conclusion of its 37th annual independent film showcase with an Awards Gala on April 24th and Closing Day festivities with a VIP tour of NASA and Space Center Houston and Texas Barbecue on April 25th sponsored by T...

Peak at Hot Docs

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CELEBRATE THE 11TH YEAR OF DOCUMENTARY EXCELLENCE AT THE HOT DOCS FESTIVAL RUNNING APRIL 23 – MAY 2, 2004This spring, Hot Docs, North America’s largest documentary film festival and market, celebrates its 11th year of presenting the best documentary cinema from Canada and around the world. In 2003, Hot Docs was voted Toronto’s Best Big Film Festival by Toronto’s Now Magazine and public attendance climbed to over 32,000. Hot Docs was established in 1993 by the Documentary Organisation of ...

WorldFest Houston closes new prime sponsor

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AMC THEATERS SPONSORS THE 37TH WORLDFEST-HOUSTON!AMC THEATERS IS THE NEW PRIME THEATER SPONSOR OF THE 37th ANNUAL WORLDFEST-HOUSTON, APRIL 16-25, 2004. The 37th Annual WorldFest-Houston International Film Festival welcomes its newest major sponsor, the AMC Theater Corporation for the upcoming April 16-25, 2004 event. All screenings will be held at the newly remodeled AMC Meyer Park 16 Theaters. WorldFest will screen just 50-60 feature film premieres, and 104 new short films from 33 countries wit...

AFM & AFI synergies announced for next fall market

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AFM ANNOUNCES INITIAL PLANS FOR NEW STRATEGIC RELATIONSHIP WITH AFI FESTAFM today revealed initial plans for the new relationship between the American Film Market (AFM) and the AFI Los Angeles International Film Festival (AFI FEST). The announcement was made jointly by Michael Ryan, Chairman, AFMA, Jean Prewitt, AFMA President and CEO, and Jonathan Wolf, AFMA Executive Vice President and Managing Director of AFM.The current AFM concludes on Wednesday and has set a new record with the highest num...
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