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  The 2011 Los Angeles Film Festival  runs from June 16 - 26 . Today the Los Angeles Film Festival, presented by the Los Angeles Times, announced the first round of official US and international selections. The 2011 Los Angeles Film Festival is produced by Film Independent — the non-profit arts organization that also produces the Spirit Awards — and will screen over 200 feature films, shorts, and music videos, representing more than 30 countries. Opening and Closing Night...

18th Stuttgart Festival of Animated Film is ready to start

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Today the 18th Stuttgart Festival of Animated Film, one of the largest animated film festivals in the world, will be opening its gates. And so for six days animation in all its glory will again be the order of the day with controversial issues, colourful worlds and well-known figures. The very best animated films from all over the world are competing against one another in the competitions and expected guests include famous animated artists such as Oscar-winners Andrew Ruhemann a...

Flying to Ankara for Flying Broom!

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14th Flying Broom International Women’s Film Festival hosts many filmmakers from all over the world in May in Ankara. The opposing voice of Iranian cinema, Tahmineh Milani; young talent of Cuban cinema, Prakriti Maduro; the director filming menopause for the first time, Paula Palacios; an original voice from Belgium, Vanja D’alcanatara; and Efua Dorkenoo who portrays grassroots movement against female genital mutilation in Africa are just a few of the guests of the festival. ...

NY Independent Film Festival closing with Steve Guttenberg's A Novel Romance

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    NY Independent Film Festival closing with A Novel Romance starring Steve Guttenberg, Shannon Elizabeth, Milena Govich Thursday May 5th Exploring the ups and downs of finding love, friendship and success, A Novel Romance stars Steve Guttenberg, famed for Three Men and A Baby, Shannon Elizabeth of American Pie success and TV star Milena Govich (Rescue Me/Law & Order). This new romantic comedy was selected as the official closing film of the New York Internationa...

NY Independent Film Festival closing with Steve Guttenberg's A Novel Romance

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NY Independent Film Festival closing with A Novel Romance starring Steve Guttenberg, Shannon Elizabeth, Milena Govich Thursday May 5th Exploring the ups and downs of finding love, friendship and success, A Novel Romance stars Steve Guttenberg, famed for Three Men and A Baby, Shannon Elizabeth of American Pie success and TV star Milena Govich (Rescue Me/Law & Order). This new romantic comedy was selected as the official closing film of the New York International Indepe...

Boleto al paraíso & Operation Peter Pan: Flying Back to Cuba won the Havana Star Prize for Best Film & Best Documentary

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      At the Closing Night Ceremony on April 15th, 7 pm, at the New York Directors Guild Theatre Ticket to Paradise / Boleto al paraîso by Gerardo Chijona (Cuba) won the Havana Star Prize for Best Picture in the Fiction competition, as voted by the jury members: Maria Marta Antin, Irene Blecua and Antonio Tibaldi.  Operation Peter Pan: Flying Back to Cuba (U.S-Cuba) by Estela Bravo won the Havana Star Prize for Best Doc...

Krakow Film Festival (23rd -29th May) includes 35 titles in competition

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  National competition of 51st Krakow Film Festival (23rd -29th May) includes 35 titles. The winner of the national competition will be awarded with the Golden Hobby-Horse.   It is for the first time that feature documentaries enter the national competition. Two of them participate also in the international competition: "The Doctors" by Tomasz Wolski, currently in the post-production phase, and "Phnom Penh Lullaby" by Pawel Kloc, which has already bee...

Havana Film Festival New York (HFFNY) opens April 7-15

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The 12th annual Havana Film Festival New York (HFFNY) opens April 7-15 with a program of award-winning films, panel discussions, and Q&A sessions with distinguished international directors, actors, and producers. HFFNY's Cuban films are part of ¡Sí Cuba! Festival, a city-wide celebration of Cuban arts and culture. 14 New York institutions convene to celebrate the rich artistic vitality of Cuba by showcasing the diversity of Cuban culture from the traditional to the modern. ...

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NAISSANCE ET SENS DE L'ASSOCIATION RENCONTRES CINÉMAS D'AMÉRIQUE LATINE DE TOULOUSE « Les Rencontres ont été créées par un collectif d'associations de solidarité avec l'Amérique Latine […]. La prise de conscience du danger que courent les cinémas latino-américains, née de contacts directs, a orienté la question de la solidarité en termes généraux vers une « solidarité cinématographique ». En 1991, le collectif décide de créer un organisme s'occupant spécifiquement...

13th TDF documentary film lineup

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film still from MY SWEET CANARY (2011), opening film for 13th TDF 13th THESSALONIKI DOCUMENTARY FESTIVAL Images of the 21st Century March 11 – 20, 2011 The 13th Thessaloniki Documentary Festival - Images of the 21st Century, part of the Thessaloniki International Film Festival, presents approximately 220 films (shorts and features) by directors from all over the world, as well as a full parallel events program (previously announced on February 25). OPENING FILM ...

Full Lineup of Films for Palm Beach International Women's Film Fest

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PBWIFF 2011 FILMS: (Films and special events are subject to change) A complete film schedule will be available at www.pbwiff.com after March 10 FEATURES EntreNos Producer: Joseph de la Morte and Michael Skolnik Directors: Paola Mendoza & Gloria La Morte Writer: Paola Mendoza & Gloria La Morte Cast: Paola Mendoza, Sebastian Villada Lopez &Laura Montana Cortez 2010, USA      Spanish w/ English subtitles   80 minutes       Abruptly abandon...

Sundance: It's Not Just American Indies

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  While the name Sundance immediately is linked with the American Independent film movement, in the past number of years, international titles have found a home base in the ski resort of Park City. By creating competition sections for both narrative and documentary films from around the world, the Festival has not only expanded its scope but has forged a link between international producers, distributors and financiers across the globe in a real and tangible way. In terms of the marketpl...

Lineup of films selected to screen at Sundance 2011

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Sundance Institute announced today the lineup of films selected to screen in the U.S. and World Cinema Dramatic and Documentary Competitions for the 2011 Sundance Film Festival. In addition to the four Competition Categories, the Festival presents films in six out-of-competition sections to be announced on December 2. The 2011 Sundance Film Festival runs January 20-30 in Park City, Salt Lake City, Ogden and Sundance, Utah. On Day One, the Festival will forego the convention of one opening ni...

List of Films at FLASHPOINT Human Rights Film Festival

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LIST OF FILMSFLASHPOINT Human Rights Film Festival will screen eight amazing human rights documentaries from around the world:RedlightDir: Guy Jacobson / Adi Ezroni2009, 72 min / United States / English, Khmer / English SubtitlesSong For AmineDir : Alberto Bougleux2009, 53 min. / Spain, France, Italy / Arabic, French / English SubtitlesSuddenly, Last WinterDir: Gustav Hofer / Luca Ragazzi2008, 78 min. / Italy / Italian / English SubtitlesThe 10 Conditions Of LoveDir: Jeff Daniels2009, 53 min / ...

"Keep it Short" as Miami Shorts FF highlights the ultra-short

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    The Miami Short Film Festival (MsFF) celebrated its Opening Night with incredible fanfare on Monday, November 15, 2010.  There were great expectations and its patrons were once again rewarded with a delightful night of shorts. It was splendid to see the number of patrons who remained for the Q&A that followed the night's screening, featuring Jeffrey Ruggles and Kristen Slaysmen, director and leading lady of Queen's Day. &nb...

Amazonas Film Festival line up

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The seventh annual Amazonas Film Festival today announced its 2010 line-up, which features award-winning films from around the globe, and its jury of international stars and filmmakers. The festival will run November 5-11 in Manaus, Brazil. Screenings will be held at the Teatro Amazonas, the Belle-Epoque opera house upon which Werner Herzog based his epic film, Fitzcarraldo. 35 films will competed in three sections, all vying for the Voo na Floresta (Flight Over the Jungle) trophy. These inclu...

Vladivostok Pacific Meridian Award Winners

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Festival Grand Prix for the Best Feature   THE TAQWACORES Director:  Eyad Zahra Eyad Zahra graduated Magna Cum Lade in 2004 from the Florida State University School of Motion Picture, Television, & the Record- ing Arts. Since 2005, Mr.Zahra has produced various short films and television segments. Working briefly in Dubai, U.A.E., Mr. Zahra produced TV promotion segments for the largest television network in the Middle ...

Vladivostok Pacific Meridian Award Winners

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«Pacific Meridian» is an International Film Festival of Asian Pacific Countries. Asian-Pacific Coutries are the countries surrounded by Pacific Ocean and countries of South-East Asia including India. Film Festival is held annually in one of the most beautiful places on the Pacific Ocean coast - Vladivostok. The Festival was instituted in 2003 and its 8th edition has been held this year, September 11 - 17.Vladivostok is a very beautiful and exciting city, place on the hills. Three sides of it a...

Animacam winners

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*ANIMACAM.TV (INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL OF ANIMATION ONLINE) **WINNERS** OF THE THIRD EDITION 2010*The audience from 106 countries, Jury of the Festival through their vote Online, with 500.000 visits registered, decided that the Winners of the Three Categories, sponsored with 2000 each one by the Entity Xacobeo S.A., were for films coming from /Colombia and Spain /Best short film Animation*T**ati n (la casa en l rbol)*/Josu Jaramillo//Colombia. 2010//Best Multimedia Animation/*L**os d as del Kr...

DOK Leipzig 2010 Awards

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The International Jury for Documentary Film awards:   for Documentary Films and Videos / Long Metrage (longer than 45 min)     a Golden Dove along with € 10.000 granted by TELEPOOL GmbH to the film Vodka Factoryby Jerzey Sladkowski (Sweden)         a Silver Dove along with € 3.000 to the film Miesten vuoroSteam of Life by Joonas Berghäll and Mika Hotakainen (Finland, Sweden)   ...

Montreal’s Festival du nouveau cinéma line up

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Montreal’s Festival du nouveau cinéma celebrates its 39th edition from October 13 to 24. Once again this year, the Festival will delight you with a spectacular lineup, more than ever in tune with real-life changes in the film landscape and new technologies. Features and shorts, fiction and documentary, animation, retrospectives, tributes, professional panels, outdoor interactive installations and events will be served up over 12 days, for all audiences. Over 295 films from 51 countries, inclu...

New stuff

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Today is my first day in a blog, I'm hoping to do it well. I'm a filmaker from Cuba, working as an independent, looking for getting into the real stuff, so now I'm working on a documentary of a very well known painter, that paints Fidel Castro, I'm hoping to take it to next level in the documentary comunity by using the path of fest.21 ...

SONS OF CUBA (2009) dir Andrew Lang DVD Launch Party

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I was fortunate enough to be able to attend the DVD launch of the award-winning documentary "Sons of Cuba". We got the opportunity to watch the film. As I had not heard of it, but had seen the poster laden with crowns of laurel from film festivals, I was quite curious to find out what it was all about.  Needless to say, I was more than a little impressed by the film. Especially as I had a chance to chat to film director, Andrew Lang, who told me that he had no previous experience in ...

International Film Students Meeting in Sann Sebastian

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14 shorts from 14 centres in 12 countries have been selected to participate in the 9th International Film Students Meeting. The participating countries are Germany, Argentina, Colombia, Cuba, Chile, the USA, Spain, Finland, Israel, Poland, the UK and Singapore. 59 schools from 24 countries the world over registered as contenders for participation in the 9th International Film School Meeting which, for the ninth year running, will take place within the framework of San Sebastian Festival.The 9th ...

Deerfield Ranch will open Napa Sonoma Wine Country Film Festival

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  Deerfield Ranch will be the Festival's opening night film. - Sept. 15 Outdoors "Films al FrescoTM" Ben Affleck's crime thriller THE TOWN Doug MacRay (Ben Affleck) is an unrepentant criminal, the de facto leader of a group of ruthless bank robbers who pride themselves in stealing what they want and getting out clean, until he falls for Claire. Based on the book "Prince of Thieves". Outdoors film starts at 8pm. IN THE CAVE 6:30pm Preced...

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