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4th Annual Tiburon International Film Festival March 10-18, 2005Tiburon (California): At its 4th edition, the Tiburon International Film Festival will screen 270 films from over 60 countries, including four tributes: One to great Orson Welles (Citizen Kane) with F For Fake (Saturday, March 12, 2005 @ 07:30 PM) and a special program with his longtime cameraman, Gary Graver, who will show never seen film clips with lots of anecdotes (Saturday, March 12, 2005 at 2:40 pm). Second, to S...

Belize International Film Festival program

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Belize International Film Festival 2005 Releases Names of Selected FilmsAfter teasing local movie buffs for the past week with the announcement of the historic docu-drama Guiana 1838 as it's Opening film, organizers of the Belize International Film Festival have finally released the names of the films selected to participate in the Third Edition of the Festival set for Feb. 21 - 28, 2005 at the Bliss Center for Performing Arts in Belize City.Thirty three (33) films from four different categories...

Bahamas impressive and eclectic line up

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FIRST ANNUAL BAHAMAS INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL ANNOUNCES LINE-UP The first annual Bahamas International Film Festival (BIFF) rolls out December 9-12, 2004. Over four days, BIFF will play host to a combination of industry professionals, filmmakers, celebrity guests, visitors and the local community. The Festival will present more than 75 films in a wide range of special sections: an International Competition, a selection of cinema’s “New Visions,” a World Cinema showcase, a Caribbean S...

London Latin America 3rd Film Festival

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Discovering Latin America Film FestivalLondon November 25 - December 5London may seem an unlikely place for a Latin American film festival. Most of the Argentinean, Cuban and Uruguayan films that have won festival prizes in the last couple of years have never been distributed in London (as a matter of fact, outside of Latin America, most of these films have only been distributed in Paris). Also, the English are not known for their unequivocal enthusiasm for anything Argentinean. Nevertheless, on...

Izmir Short invites Signes de Nuit Festival

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After the invitation of the Festival SIGNES DE NUIT to the EUROPEAN FILM FESTIVAL in Turkey, where the festival has presented a programme of about 6 hours in the towns of Ankara (2/10/2004), Bursa (9/10/2004) et Izmir (16/10/2004)The festival is back in Turkey, this time invited by the 5th INTERNATIONAL IZMIR SHORT FILM FESTIVALhttp://www.signesdenuit.com/R_A/Izmir.htmlhttp://www.izmirkisafilm.orgThe ScreeningSarah Darmon : Ink / France 1999 / Super 8 / 0h06Khadida Boughriet : Le Palais / Algeri...

AFI closes with solid 20% public attendance growth

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Standing ovations for international cinema masters like Pedro Almodóvar, Jean-Pierre Jeunet and Terry George at AFI FEST 2004, which concluded Sunday at ArcLight Hollywood's Cinerama Dome with the US Premiere of New Line Cinema's SEA INSIDE. Written and directed by Alejandro Amenábar, the film stars Javier Bardem. Both filmmaker and star were in attendance.Although attendance figures are still being tabulated, festival organizers have seen a 20% increase in Box Office receipts over the previou...

Independent Film Festival of Barcelona L'Alternativa

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11th Independent Film Festival of BarcelonaL’Alternativa 200412th - 20th November 2004The Independent Film Festival of Barcelona, L’Alternativa, has reached its eleventh edition. It has continued to grow, mature and create a personality for itself, whilst simultaneously making friends all over the world. The challenge now is to build on these strong roots amongst a loyal public (over 30,000 people came to L’Alternativa in 2002 and 2003), the professional sector and the international indepe...

Port Townsend Fest Wraps with Nod to Winners

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Port Townsend Film Festival Wraps with Nod to WinnersUnder blue skies that opened up just as the festival began Friday afternoon and remained throughout the weekend, the 5th annual Port Townsend Film Festival wrapped Sunday with the announcement of "best films" at a morning champagne breakfast. Winner of the best feature-length narrative film was Gate to Heaven (Tor zum Himmel), a German film by producer/director Veit Helmer. Ten years in the making, Gate to Heaven is a love story that tak...

LA Latino Fest ready to screen 100 films

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The Eighth edition of the LOS ANGELES LATINO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (LALIFF) will take place July 16th to the 25th at the EGYPTIAN THEATRE in Los Angeles and will showcase over 100 films, 4 of them world premieres and 11 of them US premieres, from various countries as diverse as Portugal, Uruguay, Spain, Mexico, Cuba, Peru, Brazil, Argentina, Bolivia, USA, Chile, Colombia, Puerto Rico, Canada and Venezuela.Within the Official Section, in the Feature Competition we will find titles such as P...

LA Latino Fest ready to screen100 films

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The Eighth edition of the LOS ANGELES LATINO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (LALIFF) will take place July 16th to the 25th at the EGYPTIAN THEATRE in Los Angeles and will showcase over 100 films, 4 of them world premieres and 11 of them US premieres, from various countries as diverse as Portugal, Uruguay, Spain, Mexico, Cuba, Peru, Brazil, Argentina, Bolivia, USA, Chile, Colombia, Puerto Rico, Canada and Venezuela.Within the Official Section, in the Feature Competition we will find titles such as ...

Inaugural Hip Hop Film Fest in Vancouver

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Vancouver, site of Canada’s first International Hip Hop Film Festival.Next September 1st-5th, Vancouver, BC will be the site of the first International Hip Hop Film Festival in Canada. Hip Hop is music. It's Fashion. It's attitude and for 5 days in September, it will be Cinema as way of life.Crossing racial, gender & generational frontiers and with movies from Canada, the United States, Cuba, Columbia, Australia, Venezuela, New Zealand, Brazil, France, Holland, South Africa and Japan, the F...

Cleveland awards Born into Brothels

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HIGHLIGHTS FROMTHE 28th CLEVELAND INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (CIFF)MARCH 18-28, 2004TOWER CITY CINEMAS ON THE AVENUE AT TOWER CITY CENTERCLEVELAND, OHIOAWARD WINNERSThe Roxanne T. Mueller Award for Best Feature Film (audience choice award) goes to BORN INTO BROTHELS directed by Ross Kauffman & Zana Briski (USA).Runners up include HOME OF THE BRAVE directed by Paola di Florio (USA), BUDDY directed by Morten Tydlum (Norway), A PANTHER IN AFRICA directed by Aaron Matthews (USA), KOPS directed by J...

Cinéma Caraïbe (St Barth Fest) schedule

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ST. BARTH FILM FESTIVAL CINEMA CARAIBE23-28 April 2004The St. Barth Festival of Caribbean Cinema (Cinéma Caraïbe) celebrates its 9th anniversary April 23-28, 2004 on the island of St. Barthélemy in the French West Indies. This ninth edition of the festival once again offers the population of St. Barthelemy the chance to discover films and filmmakers of the Caribbean basin, as well as thought-provoking international films. Festival guests include filmmakers, producers and cinematographers, as ...

Kansas City Filmmakers Jubilee program

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Kansas City Filmmakers Jubilee: April 16- 22The 8th festival will kick off with a real bang with the screening of the first feature film from Kansas City to make it into Sundance: CSA-Confederate States of American. Backed by Spike Lee, picked up by IFC Films; director Kevin Willmott and producer Rick Cowen have a breakthrough opportunity that everyone hopes will propel them to even greater success. They have graciously allowed us to screen CSA as a benefit for the Jubilee.Official Selections - ...

Istanbul Film Festival preview

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23rd International Istanbul Film FestivalThis year the International Istanbul Film Festival, organised by the Istanbul Foundation for Culture and Arts, will take place between 10 – 25 April. The festival will present 203 films to cinema lovers.14 films will compete in the “International Competition” and 12 in the “National Competition” of the 23rd Istanbul Film Festival. (Details of the National Competition below)The “Tributes” section will feature a selection of works by Bahram Ba...

Miami G&L unveils line-up

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2004 MIAMI GAY & LESBIAN FILM FESTIVAL UNVEILS PROGRAM LINE-UP80 International films to compete during 6th annual event Opening Night Gala Screening - "Straight Jacket" by Richard Day Centerpiece Gala Screening - "Cachorro (Bear Cub)" by Miguel Albaladejo Closing Night Gala Screening - "D.E.B.S" by Angela Robinson Wolfe Career Achievement Award to producer Andrea Sperling 15th Anniversary Tribute to Strand Releasing The prestigious 6th Annual Miami Gay & Lesbian Film Festival, presented by HBO...

Films in Progress: from Toulouse to San Sebastian

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FILMS IN PROGRESS 5 will take place on Thursday and Friday, March 25th and 26th 2004 at the Cervantes Institute in Toulouse, as part of the XVI Recontres Cinémas d’Amérique Latine.The goal of this joint initiative of Recontres Cinémas d’Amérique Latine de Toulouse and the Donostia-San Sebastián International Film Festival is to help independent Latin American film projects overcome the hurdles of post-production. This year 42 films coming from Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia...

Tiburon fest line-up unveiled by its director

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3rd Annual Tiburon International Film Festival March 12-18, 2004 At its 3rd edition, the Tiburon International Film Festival will screen 240 films from over 50 countries, including four tributes: One to Charlie Chaplin with two documentaries containing many film clips, one called "Charlie: The Life and Art of Charles Chaplin" by Richard Schikel, the film critic of Time magazine; and the other one called "Charlie Chaplin - The Forgotten Years" made by a German director Felice Zenoni, a...

Interview with Mar del Plata fest Director

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Interview with the Mar del Plata Film Festival Director: Miguel PereiraWe spoke with the Mar del Plata’s fest director: “the Festival is THE place for Latin American cinema”. He regrets that the festival’s date is positionned right between Berlin and Cannes and woould prefer a November slot. Miguel Pereira has strongly stated that the festival's main attractions should be movies not stars, nor famous actors or directors.Fernando Madedo: Miguel, can you tell us which films will be in the ...

19th Mar del Plata latino line up revealed

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MAR DEL PLATA FEST ANNOUNCES FULL COMPETITION LINE UP JURY ANNOUNCED Mar del Plata President Miguel Pereira has revealed the full list of films set to compete at this year's event (March 11/20), as well as confirming the Jury, and those films screening out of competition.Official Competition (14 titles): Adiós Querida Luna - Argentina/Fernando Spiner Buena Vida Delivery - Argentina/Leonardo Di Césare The Blue Light - Japan/Yukio Ninagawa El Lápiz del Carpintero/The Carpenter's Pencil - Spain/...

LALIFF and Ibermedia launch their Ibericoamerican program

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LOS ANGELES LATINO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (LALIFF) and the IBERMEDIA Program hosted a cocktail party in Santa Monica, within the context of the AMERICAN FILM MARKET. The party was held with two objectives: to introduce the IBERMEDIA Program in the United States and to launch two catalogues produced by LALIFF and geared to support and advance the distribution of Iberoamerican cinema in the United States.Actor Edward James Olmos, president and co-founder of LALIFF, acted as theM.C. and introd...

LALIFF and Ibermedia launch their Ibericoamerican program

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LOS ANGELES LATINO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVALand the IBERMEDIA ProgramPresentationLOS ANGELES LATINO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (LALIFF) and the IBERMEDIA Program hosted a cocktail party in Santa Monica, within the context of the AMERICAN FILM MARKET. The party was held with two objectives: to introduce the IBERMEDIA Program in the United States and to launch two catalogues produced by LALIFF and geared to support and advance the distribution of Iberoamerican cinema in the United States.Actor...

San Diego latino has Arturo Ripstein as guest director

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THE 11TH ANNUAL SAN DIEGO LATINO FILM FESTIVAL: DISCOVERY AND CELEBRATION: MARCH 11 ­ 21, 2004The Media Arts Center San Diego is proud to announce the 2004 San Diego Latino Film Festival with more than 100 films from Mexico, Cuba, Chile, Colombia, Peru, Guatemala, Brazil, Bolivia, Argentina, Spain and the U.S. This prestigious and internationally recognized film festival is the longest running Latino festival in Southern California. With a projected audience of over 17,000, SDLFF is also one ...

San Diego lines up 100 latino films

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THE 11TH ANNUAL SAN DIEGO LATINO FILM FESTIVAL:MARCH 11 – 21, 2004The Media Arts Center San Diego is proud to announce the 2004 San Diego Latino Film Festival with more than 100 films from Mexico, Cuba, Chile, Colombia, Peru, Guatemala, Brazil, Bolivia, Argentina, Spain and the U.S. This prestigious and internationally recognized film festival is the longest running Latino festival in Southern California. With a projected audience of over 17,000 people, SDLFF is also one of the largest. Att...

Oscar – and Latin Flair - is in the air at Santa Barbara

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Oscar – and Latin Flair - is in the air at Santa Barbara This year’s Santa Barbara Film Festival feels like an Academy Awards kick-off party thanks to appearances by directors, producers and screenwriters associated with Oscar hopefuls from Lord of the Rings to Monster. SBIFF unspooled Friday night with a screening of Argentina’s official Academy Award foreign language submission Valentin. Alejandro Agresti’s comedy, about a little boy who yearns for a mother, did not make it to the Osc...

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