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Asia Pacific Screen Awards Jury members

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Eminent Chinese director, screenwriter and producer, Huang Jianxin, will head the International Jury for the third annual Asia Pacific Screen Awards (APSA). He will be joined by Australian playwright and screenwriter David Williamson, Iranian filmmaker Tahmineh Milāni, Indian playwright, screenwriter and director Feroz Abbas Khan and Korean writer/director Gina Kim. The International Jury will determine winners in the 2009 Asia Pacific Screen Awards to be announced in a ceremony on Australi...

NY Int'l Children's Film Festival - CALL FOR ENTRIES!

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DEADLINE APPROACHING!New York International Children's FilmFestival (NYICFF) is issuing a call for entries for the upcoming 2010festival, to take place from February26-March 14, for a sold-out-in-advance audience of over 20,000 children,teens, parents, filmmakers and media professionals and a marketing reach of 2million in the New Yorkarea.  NYICFF seeks creative, original,non-formulaic works that will help to define a new, more compelling film forkids. NYICFFJURY:  Academy Award® winning ac...

Facts and Figures on VIFF

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Both in terms of admissions and number of films screened (142,425 and 360 respectively in 2008) VIFF is among the five largest film festivals in North America. We screen films from over 70 countries on 10 screens. The international line-up includes, in addition to many undiscovered gems, the pick of the world's top film fests. Three main programming platforms make our festival unique: we screen the largest selection of East Asian films outside of that region, we are one of the biggest sh...

Half a million $ government support to Vancouver International Film Festival

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On behalf of the Honourable Tony Clement, Minister of Industry, James Moore, Minister of Canadian Heritage today announced the Government of Canada's investment of $467 250 to support the Vancouver International Film Festival  as part of the Marquee Tourism Events Program. "This is exciting news for all involved in Vancouver International Film Festival," said Minister Moore. "The funding from the Marquee Tourism Events Program highlights our government's recognition of the ...

Half a million $ government support to Vancouver International Film Festival

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On behalf of the Honourable Tony Clement, Minister of Industry, James Moore, Minister of Canadian Heritage today announced the Government of Canada’s investment of $467 250 to support the Vancouver International Film Festival as part of the Marquee Tourism Events Program.“This is exciting news for all involved in Vancouver International Film Festival,” said Minister Moore. “The funding from the Marquee Tourism Events Program highlights our government’s recognition of the real impact t...

Support For European Cinema

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SAME BUT DIFFERENT (Detlev Buck, Germany)  by Sandy Mandelberger, Festival Dailies Editor With nearly a third of the films on offer in Toronto coming from the European continent, the Festival is a very important launching pad for both established and emerging talents to make an impression in North America. That is why the support of the European Film Promotion organization, a conglomeration of the governmental promotion offices from across the continent, is so vital ...

20 new films announced for Chicago Fest

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Cinema/Chicago is proud to announce another 20 films that will appear at this year's Chicago International Film Festival. From dazzling CGI animation to tales of existential ennui and little white lies gone wrong, The 45th Chicago International Film Festival promises an impressive array of diverse films that will excite cinema fans in Chicago and beyond. Below is a newly released sampling of the 145 films that will be shown at this year's Chicago International Film Festival, which will take plac...

Chicago International Children's Film Festival highlights

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The 26th annual Chicago International Children's Film Festival (CICFF), taking place October 22-November 1, 2009, is the largest festival of films for children in North America and features over 200 films from 40 countries. Programming the best children's media for over 30 years, the Festival welcomes over 26,000 Chicago area children, adults, and educators to the screenings, and over 130 filmmakers, media professionals & celebrities attend the Festival to lead interactive workshops with kids. T...

ENTRE NOS Wins North American Independents Competition

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  by Sandy Mandelberger, Festival Dailies Editor    ENTRE NOS, a hard-hitting and emotionally involving drama about the struggles of an illegal immigrant to make a life for herself and her children on the mean streets of New York City, was chosen as the Best Film in the North American Independents Competition of the 25th edition of FESTROIA: The Troia International Film Festival. The Festival, the oldest and largest in Portugal, ran from September 4 to 1...

Bollywood at Toronto

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Mainstream Indian entertainment films from Bombay, which means the flashy three hour song and dance extravaganzas which have come to be know by the somewhat patronizing appellation "Bollywood" -- as opposed to the "serious art" films from India which had been making the festival rounds until now, are suddenly beginning to surface at major international film festivals, the latest instance being Toronto 2009.  At the 34th  instalment of this mega-festival (for that is e...

55 European films to be backed by European Film Promotion's at Toronto

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Record breaking number of films to be supported by FSS at the Toronto International Film Festival Creation by Jon Amiel Photo: Liam Daniel // Copyright: RPC Nature LtdAs a strong supporter of quality European Cinema and one of the most prestigious festivals worldwide, the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF, September 10 - 19, 2009) is top of the list for European Film Promotion's (EFP) marketing tool Film Sales Support (FSS). Aiming to help European cinema to be seen outside of Europe, FS...

Bollywood at Toronto

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Mainstream Indian entertainment films from Bombay, which means the flashy three hour song and dance extravaganzas which have come to be know by the somewhat patronizing appellation “Bollywood” -- as opposed to the “serious art” films from India which had been making the festival rounds until now, are suddenly beginning to surface at major international film festivals, the latest instance being Toronto 2009. At the 34th instalment of this mega-festival (for that is exactly what Toronto ...

Toronto Pictures still alive: "punctured hope" accepetd by Montreal 3 years after it's rejection from Cannes Festival

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Herewith a press release from Toronto Pictures: "Bruno Pischiutta Film, PUNCTURED HOPE, Selected at Montreal World Film Festival Toronto Pictures (OTC: TTOPF) and Adhara Properties are proud to announce that the feature film PUNCTURED HOPE: A STORY ABOUT TROKOSI AND YOUNG GIRLS' SLAVERY IN TODAY'S WEST AFRICA, directed by internationally acclaimed Film Author, Bruno Pischiutta, has been selected for 'Focus on World Cinema' at the Montreal World Film Festival (August 27 - September 7, 20...

Jackson Hole Film Competition All Category Finalists Announced

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The Jackson Hole Wildlife Film Festival is pleased to announce the final selection of film finalists for its 2009 competition. This year's Festival competition included over 400 films from more than 25 countries in 750 category entries-a record number of submissions. More than 60 judges from North America, Europe, Asia and Africa participated in the preliminary selections, with craft categories judged by peer juries and children's groups participating in judging the Best Children's Program. Co...

Jackson Hole Film Competition Craft Category Finalists Announced

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The Jackson Hole Wildlife Film Festival is pleased to announce selection of the craft categories finalists. These films were screened by juries of more than 40 peer judges from Africa, Europe and Asia, as well as North America. Considered the highest honor of the “nature and environment” genre, the 2009 award winners will be selected during the media industry conference held in Grand Teton Park at the Jackson Lake Lodge Sept 28-Oct 2, and will be announced at the Awards Ceremony and Gala Din...

New York International Children's Film Festival (NYICFF) is issuing a call for entries

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  New York International Children's Film Festival (NYICFF) is issuing a call for entries for the upcoming 2010 festival, to take place from February 26-March 14, for a sold-out-in-advance audience of over 20,000 children, teens, parents, filmmakers and media professionals and a marketing reach of 2 million in the New York area.  NYICFF seeks creative, original, non-formulaic works that will help to define a new, more compelling film for kids.      NYICFF JURY:  ...

"A Perfect Getaway" offers a perfect ($100,000)promo trip to Hawai

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MovieTickets.com today announced it has partnered with ROGUE for an exclusive prize package tied to the suspense thriller "A Perfect Getaway," in theaters Friday. We are thrilled to partner with ROGUE to provide our consumers the opportunity to win a prize of this magnitude that can be enjoyed for years to come We feel these sweepstakes engage movie enthusiasts online and will continue to position MovieTickets.com as not only the destination for advance ticket sales but also exclusive movie ...

Mahindra Indo-American Arts Council highlights

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The Ninth Annual Mahindra Indo-American Arts Council (MIAAC) Film Festival, New York City’s premier Indian film festival, is scheduled for November 11-15, 2009. The MIAAC Film Festival is the destination for films and documentaries from and about the Indian subcontinent. Last year’s enormously successful festival included the New York premiere of Danny Boyle’s Oscar-winning Slumdog Millionaire, which went on to garner critical and box office success all around the world, Indian filmmaker D...

Jackson Hole Film Competition Craft Category Finalists Announced

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The Jackson Hole Wildlife Film Festival is pleased to announce selection of the craft categories finalists. These films were screened by juries of more than 40 peer judges from Africa, Europe and Asia, as well as North America. Considered the highest honor of the “nature and environment” genre, the 2009 award winners will be selected during the media industry conference held in Grand Teton Park at the Jackson Lake Lodge Sept 28-Oct 2, and will be announced at the Awards Ceremony and Gala Din...

Lydia Lunch Launches Music Series

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  by Sandy Mandelberger, Online Dailies Editor The avant-gardist Lydia Lunch, whose varied career has ranged from punk music to indie film acting, will kick off the music events of the Festival at a special concert following the Opening Night Gala screening of THE WHITE RIBBON, the Cannes Film Festival Palme d'Or winner by Austrian auteur Michael Haneke.   Lunch has been called “one of the most influential performers of the age” by the Boston Phoenix newspaper....

Doccies at DIFF

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Of the forty-three documentaries in this year's DIFF, twenty-one are from or in co-production with South Africa , and eight are from or in co-production with African countries. Politics and history feature prominently. Iseta - Beyond the Roadblock covers the return to Rwanda of the filmmaker who shot the only known footage of killings during the Rwanda genocide, remarkable considering that over a million people were murdered. Zola Maseko explores ancient African civilization in The Manuscripts ...

The Global Film Village: 2009 PALM SPRINGS INTERNATIONAL SHORTFEST ANNOUNCES WINNERS by Marla Lewin

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We have attended the Palm Springs International Shortfest through the years, and it is one of the best short film festivals in the world.   Award winners receiving a first place prize in four categories are automatically eligible to submit their films to the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences for Academy Award® consideration. Over the past 14 years, the Festival has presented 64 films that have gone on to receive Academy Award nominations.The  Palm Springs International ShortFest &a...

Cinemark and Barco partner in 4K Digital Projection

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Digital cinema pioneer Barco is proud to announce that Cinemark Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: CNK), the world's second largest motion picture exhibitor, has entered into an exclusive agreement with Barco. As part of this agreement, Cinemark is also partnering with the DLP Cinema® product group from Texas Instruments (TI) (NYSE: TXN) and media server provider Doremi to secure the industry's best-in-class and brightest digital cinema solution. This group of partners, representing more than 100 years in c...

Spotlight on the International Adventure Film Festival

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THE TRAVEL AND ADVENTURE FILM FESTIVAL WILL TAKE PLACE FROM OCTOBER 21 - 24, 2009After seven years of existence, The International Adventure Film Festival [MIAFF] changes its name to the Travel and Adventure Film Festival [TAFF]. To ensure the development of this unique event in North America, and to meet the demand of festivalgoers, a new step had to be taken to include the notion of travel by clearly identifying it in the name of the event and its programming. For Anne-Marie Braconnier, the...

The Cinefondation Bestows its Awards

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The awards for the best films presented on the Cinefondation program are in! The Jury was presided by UK director John Boorman and members French director Bertrand Bonello, Chinese actress Zhang Ziyi, Tunisian director Ferid Boughedir and Portuguese actor Leonor Silveira handed out their prizes this afternoon in the Buñuel theatre to: First Prize : BÁBA by Zuzana Kirchnerová-Špidlová FAMU, Czech Republic Second Prize: GOODBYE by Song Fang Beijing Film...

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