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Sacramento Film Fest to feature over 70 films and 2 shorts programs

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This year’s Sacramento Film Festival features over 70 films from around the world including two outstanding international shorts programs: The first, Around the World in 80 Minutes examines life from five different parts of the world. From China comes Wen Jun Yang’s “Sojourn”, about a drifting freelance female writer, who meets a man from Shanghai. “Will she stop her drifting life and stay with her lover?” The story takes place in contemporary Shanghai. The filmmaker will be in atten...

Tribeca Competitive Slate Includes 10 World Premieres

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Competitive Slate Includes 10 World Premieres, Four International Premieres, 14North American Premieres and Four U.S. PremieresNew York, NY [March 9, 2005] –Tribeca Film Festival founders Robert De Niro, Jane Rosenthal and Craig Hatkoff today joined Peter Scarlet, Executive Director, in announcing feature films in narrative and documentary categories to be presented in competition at the 2005 Tribeca Film Festival, presented by American Express. There will also be feature competitions in the N...

The Big Sky Documentary Film Festival awards

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The Big Sky Documentary Film Festival closed Wednesday, February 23, with an awards celebration honoring three films picked to carry the titles "Best Short", "Best Feature" and "Big Sky Award Winner." Three additional filmmakers were awarded Artistic Vision Awards as Special Jury Prizes. The seven-day event screened non-stop, 10 am to midnight at Missoula's Historic Wilma Theater and featured seventy-six films from more than 15 countries, with classics running side-by-side with world premiers. T...

Sir Howard Stringer new head at Sony Corp

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A Welshman in Japan.Sony Corporation's current management team proposed the creation of a new management structure designed to expand upon its core strengths as a global electronics, entertainment and technology company. The proposal was approved at the Board of Directors' Meeting held today. Effective June 22, subject to approval at Sony Corporation's Ordinary General Shareholder's Meeting that day, the following new management team will lead the company: 1) Sir Howard Stringer (currently Chair...

Adelaide Festival Highlights

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Adelaide Festival HighlightsThe Adelaide Film Festival’s program has several spotlights to illuminate the range and possibilities of global cinema to an Australian audience. In a region where the commercial distribution of genuine art cinema is limited, both the diversity and quality of the schedule has a particular resonance with local and international cinephiles. Of particular note is the focus on some strong recent Asian art cinema. Documentaries also run strongly throughout the fortnight,...

SXSW 2005 line up

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After months of receiving and reviewing submissions, the South by Southwest Film Conference & Festival (SXSW Film) announces the lineup of feature films for this year's event. The lineup includes over 40 world and U.S. premieres, set to be unveiled March 11-19, 2005 in venues throughout Austin, TX.The following is the lineup of features for SXSW 2005. NARRATIVE FEATURE COMPETITION:CAVITEDir: Ian Gamazon and Neill Dela Llana; Cast: Ian Gamazon, Dominique Gonzalez.An American citizen visiting his ...

Imagina 2005 wrapped and delivered

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IMAGINA AWARDS 2005 2005, an excellent year for the Imagina Awards!The competition has had unprecedented success and has not finish growing.654 works registred this year and 62 countries participating in the IMAGINA AWARDS 2005 : Europe, USA, Canada, Malaysia, India, China, Japan, Taiwan, Australia, Moldavia, Israel, Brazil, Ireland, Poland, New Zealand, Lithuania, Finland...It’s the most important competition of computer graphics and SFX in the world. A very high level competition which rhy...

Cinemart projects awarded at the Rotterdam market closing

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34th International Film Festival Rotterdam26 January - 6 February 2005During the CineMart 2005 Closing Night Party, Wednesday February 2, 2005 in the Rotterdam 'Schiecentrale', the first Arte France Cinema Awards went to CineMart 2005 Projects FIVE WORLDS and DARATT (DRY SEASON) and the fifth Prince Claus Fund Film Grant was awarded to CineMart 2005 Project HAMACA PARAGUAYA.Forty-seven film projects have been selected for the 22nd CineMart, the first and largest co-production market worldwide, h...

House of Flying Daggers receives the Sattelite Award

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Animal Logic’s Andy Brown and Kirsty Millar, co-Visual Effects Supervisors on Director Zhang Yimou’s stunning martial arts film House of Flying Daggers have been awarded a prestigious SATELLITE Award for ‘Best Visual Effects’ at the awards ceremony in Los Angeles last night.Brown and Millar worked with Yimou’s crew on pre-visualisation and on-set digital production spending a total of 12 weeks on location in China and the Ukraine. Due to a compressed schedule, they supervised and compl...

Entertainment Law Institute Global Film Conference in New Orleans

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On March 10 and 11, 2005, The Louisiana State Bar Association’s Art Entertainment & Sports Law Section, together with the Motion Picture Association of America, will co-host the one and a half-day Louisiana Entertainment Law Institute Global Film Conference in New Orleans, Louisiana, at the host hotel, the Bourbon Orleans, A Wyndham Historic Hotel.John Malcolm, MPAA Senior Vice-President and Director of Worldwide Anti-Piracy Operations, will give the Keynote Host Presentation in a Plenary Sess...

Dallas KidFilm Festival ready to start

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The USA Film Festival announcesSCHEDULE OF EVENTS21st Annual KidFilm® Festival – January 22-23, 2005The USA Film Festival’s 21st annual KidFilm® Festival announces the schedule of events from the festival taking place Saturday, January 22 and Sunday, January 23, 2005 at the Angelika Film Center, 5321 East Mockingbird Lane, Dallas, Texas.PROGRAMS LISTING Animation Extravaganza This year’s diverse showcase offers something for audiences of ALL AGES where many favorite books are brought to...

Big Sky Documentary Fest Announces Line-up of 70

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Big Sky Documentary Film Festival Announces 2005 Line-upOfficial selections for the 2005 Big Sky Documentary Film Festival are now on-line at http://highplainsfilms.org/festival/selections.html.All screenings will be held at the historic Wilma Theater in downtown Missoula February 17-23, 2005. The festival will showcase over 70 non-fiction films from all styles, formats and production dates. Three separate awards will be presented for the competition films: Best Documentary Feature, Best Documen...

Sarasota Fest will help you leave the daily hum-drum of life

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The Regal Entertainment Group7th Annual Sarasota Film FestivalJanuary 28 – February 6, 2005It’s time to leave the daily hum-drum of life and enter the world of flickering lights, fantasy dreams, tall tales, romance, reel life, fabulous parties, rock ‘n roll, educational journeys and so much more as the 7th Annual SARASOTA FILM FESTIVAL gets underway. The 10-day event will take place in the Gulf Coast resort city of Sarasota, Florida January 28 thru February 6, 2005. The Regal Entertainme...

Digital focus at Sundance

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Just 15 more days till the 2005 Sundance Film Festival!Sundance Festival has its the Digital Center as every year.A resource center for independent filmmakers to experiment with cutting edge technologies, the Digital Center presents hands-on displays of new equipment, and provides a forum for filmmakers to talk individually with industry leaders about their specific needs. Panel discussions provide expert insights into current technology trends. Thanks to Hewlett-Packard, in this completely wire...

Palm Springs Festival line up

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The 16th Annual Palm Springs International Film Festival has announced its roster of 190 films, culled from more than 65 countries for the 2005 Festival. The selection of films for screening includes a total of 80 premieres (14 World, 45 U.S. and 21 North American). Also 41 of the 50 films submitted for consideration in the Best Foreign Language Film category for the Academy Awards will be screened at this year’s Festival, held from January 6-17, 2005. (For a complete list of this year’s ...

Dias de Santiago wins at Kerala

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Films from Peru and Philippines win top honours 9th International Film Festival of Kerala 2004 awardsThe Peruvian film “Dias de Santiago” by Josue Mendez was judged best feature film at 9th International Film Festival of Kerala 2004 (Dec 10-17, 2004).The Filipino director Mark Meily was declared as the best director for his film “Crying Ladies”.This film also won the award for the best Asian film constituted by Network for the Promotion of Asian Cinema (NETPAC).The festival showed more ...

Dias de Santiago wins at Kerala

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Films from Peru and Philippines win top honours 9th International Film Festival of Kerala 2004 awardsThe Peruvian film “Dias de Santiago” by Josue Mendez was judged best feature film at 9th International Film Festival of Kerala 2004 (Dec 10-17, 2004).The Filipino director Mark Meily was declared as the best director for his film “Crying Ladies”.This film also won the award for the best Asian film constituted by Network for the Promotion of Asian Cinema (NETPAC).The festival showed more ...

Dancing In Park City

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2005 Sundance Film Festival Announces ProgramThe Sundance Institute has announced the slate of films for the 2005 Sundance Film Festival. New this year will be the inaugural World Cinema Competition, which brings more of an international focus on this once only US independent film Festival. The 2005 Sundance Film Festival will take place January 20–30, 2005, in Park City, Utah, USA. This Film Festival is the premier showcase for American independent film, is an important new platform for i...

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...

Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival awards

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47 575 viewers attended the 8th Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival that ended last Sunday.The Black Nights Film Festival (BNFF) with its 3 sub-festivals (Sleepwalkers’ Student Film Festival, Children and Youth Film Festival “Just Film” and Animation film festival “Animated Dreams”) showed altogether 553 films in 563 screenings. The festival took place in 4 towns (besides Tallinn and Tartu selected programmes were presented in Viljandi and Pärnu too), in 21 cinema theatres.This year th...

Interview with Maxine Lu, Manager Taiwan Docu Fest

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Taiwan International Documentary FestivalInterview with Maxine Lu, Festival Manager Randi Cecchine: I know this isn’t easy, but can you tell us a simplified history of Taiwan? Maxine Lu: Taiwan an island off the south east part of mainland China. In the 17th century Dutch and Spanish explorers colonized parts of Taiwan and were drawn by its strategic location and natural resources. It was a Japanese colony for 50 years and was then returned to China at the end of WWII. In 1949 Chiang Kai Che...

Taiwan International Documentary Festival

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The 4th Annual Taiwan International Documentary Festival presents 120 films from December 11th -17th. Organized by the Chinese Taipei Film Archive and sponsored by Council for Cultural Affairs, the festival explores social issues and the documentary form through a dialogue between Taiwanese and international filmmakers and local audiences.The festival focuses on independent and experimental documentaries that push formal and thematic boundaries. It includes three juried sections, the Internati...

47 film projects selected for CineMart 2005 in Rotterdam

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34th International Film Festival RotterdamJanuary 26 - February 6, 2005Forty-seven film projects have been selected for the 22nd CineMart, the first and largest co-production market worldwide, to be held January 30 - February 3, 2005 as part of the 34th edition of the International Film Festival Rotterdam.CineMart director Ido Abram: 'The record number of 539 entries provided us with a good overview of the current, very lively market situation for small and medium budget films. The overall high ...

Sundance announces its program mostly fresh & indie

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Sundance Institute presents the 2005 Sundance Film Festival, an exhibition of work that showcases the best of independent cinema. Each year the programming staff views thousands of submissions to select the most exciting and innovative works for the Festival.The Sundance Institute announced the lineup of films for the 2005 Sundance Film Festival. The films listed below make up the Independent Feature Film Competition, inaugural World Cinema Competition, Premieres, Park City at Midnight, American...

Thessaloniki awards gold to Bitter Dream from Iran

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The 45th Thessaloniki International Film Festival wrapped up on Sunday 28 November, with its awards ceremony dishing out its main prize of the Golden Alexander to Mohsen Amiryousefi’s Bitter Dream from Iran. The competition is restricted to the first three features of directors, and the festival has shunned the so-called Class A festival status, which imposes restrictions on competitive events to give it more flexibility in its selection, part of a philosophy that makes the event popular with ...
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