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AFM (Oct. 31-Nov. 7) will kick off with more than 50 new exhibiting companies

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The American Film Market (AFM), set for Oct. 31-Nov. 7 in Santa Monica, will kick off with more than 50 new exhibiting companies.  National organizations from Australia, Dominican Republic, Panama, Russia and Thailand will also have a presence at AFM for the first time. New exhibitors hail from more than 18 countries and include such companies as: Altitude Film Sales (William Clarke and Andy Mayson), Embankment Films (Hugo Grumbar and Tim Haslam), Good Universe (Joe Drake and Nathan Kahane...

Call for entries for Short Shorts Film Festival & Asia 2013!

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For short films completed in 2011 (after June 1, 2011): October 15, 2012 For short films completed in 2012 (after January 1, 2012): December 20, 2012 Submissions must be postmarked by the applicable deadline based on the production year of your film, and late submissions will not be considered and screener DVDs cannot be returned under any circumstances. International / Asia International Competition 1. Japan Premieres Only: Your film MUST NOT have been screened in Japan on any media and oc...

A Vacation From Ordinary Film

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  The Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival, now in its 26th year, has got it right. It invites its audiences to take a vacation from ordinary film to dive into the many pleasures of its offerings from a cinematic survey of more than 150 films from 35 countries. With Fort Lauderdale’s reputation as one of America’s leisure playgrounds, the phrase is an invitation for immersion that has many rewards. Two things distinguish this festival…..one is the wide range of its venues, ...

NYILFF 2011: Sprint Evolution Industry Lounge Coverage

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By Maria Esteves – October 3, 2011   The Sprint Evolution Industry Lounge located at AMC Cinemas presented by Sprint, sponsored by Heineken, Martin Codex, Las Rocas, and Fiji provided a great meeting space for networking with festival filmmakers, industry professionals, and journalists during the 12th New York International Latino Film Festival 2011 (NYILFF11), August 15-21, 2011. Free giveaways at the lounge by EVOlution Ambassadors included the HTC EVO 3D wireless phone with strea...

ScreenSingapore Making a Buzz at Film Markets around the World with heavyweight industry ambassadors

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  Richard J. Fox Executive Vice President, Warner Bros. Entertainment International A highly respected member of the international film community, Richard Fox serves as Executive Vice President, International, Warner Bros Entertainment. A 35-year company veteran, he works closely with Warner Bros.' senior management to develop opportunities emerging from the company's international growth to expand newly acquired business...

Make Mine Mannheim

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Arriving at any festival on the 13th of the month does not augur well, though my journey from home to Heathrow Terminal 4 had been surprisingly smooth, if long before Dawn's dusky fingers had opened the strike-free ticket offices of any of the Underground stations circling London's Regent Park. Both my Air France flights, via Paris to Frankfurt, had departed and landed on time (though we should draw a veil over the Economy Class croissants of uncertain age and provenance on the earlier flight)an...

Make Mine Mannheim

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Arriving at any festival on the 13th of the month does not augur well, though my journey from home to Heathrow Terminal 4 had been surprisingly smooth, if long before Dawn's dusky fingers had opened the strike-free ticket offices of any of the Underground stations circling London's Regent Park. Both my Air France flights, via Paris to Frankfurt, had departed and landed on time (though we should draw a veil over the Economy Class croissants of uncertain age and provena...

MPA APSA Academy Film Fund Attracts more than 40 Projects

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Projects submitted by APSA Academy members from 17 countries including Armenia, Australia, India, Islamic Republic of Iran, Philippines, Fiji, Lebanon, Japan, Israel, People’s Republic of China, Singapore and New Zealand are to be considered for the US$100,000 script development fund which was formed earlier this year by the Motion Picture Association (MPA) and the Asia Pacific Screen Awards (APSA).Four grants, of US$25,000 each, will be allocated to the script development of four new projects...

INDIAN FILM REVIEWS, 2010

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        INDIAN FILM REVIEWS, 2010  -- COMPOSITE with RAAKH (1989)           ADDED NEW BOLLYWOOD BLOCKBUSTER TO PREMIER AT BERLIN 2010 by Alex deleon -- (reviewed below)  for www.filmfestivals.com   The much awaited new Indian film "My Name Is Khan" will be premiered at the 60th annual Berlin International Film Festival on Febuary 12, out of competition but very much in the limelight otherwise.  MNIK is easily the most anticpated Hindi film of the year as it topline...

23rd Israel Film Festival Closing Night PANAVISION Awards

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By Maria Esteves - November 18, 2008 The 23rd Israel Film Festival (IFF) in New York Closing Night Awards presented by Panavision and the IsraFest Foundation, acknowledging the best in filmmaking and emerging directors and producers of Israeli descent, was held at the Clearview Cinemas, Thursday, November 13, 7:30 PM. The awards were announced by founder/executive director Meir Fenigstein and Peter Brogna of PANAVISION.  2008 IFF Closing Night premiere sold out screening of THE SECRETS, ...

AFM conferences

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     AFM Conferences and Seminars provide a forum where attendees can interact with and learn from prominent filmmakers, financiers, industry executives and talent. Belo...

Surf's up at Maui Film Festival

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The 2008 Maui Film Festival, to be held June 11-15, 2008 at the Wailea Resort and the state-of-the-art Maui & Arts & Cultural Center in Kahului, will open with the film Bottle Shock and close with Down the Barrel at its under-the-stars Celestial Cinema. The Festival will also honor Pierce Brosnan, Felicity Huffman, Virgina Madsen and Dennis Quaid, who will attend to accept their awards. Now in its 9th year, the Maui Film Festival will carry on its tradition of presenting great film and great f...

Slamdance jury members

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Slamdance jury members for 2008 have been selected and are as follows:Since 1983, Skizz Cyzyk has made more than 50 short films and videos, many having won awards and screened at festivals all over the world. He is the Founder/Festival Director for MicroCineFest, the Programming Manager for the Maryland Film Festival, an advisory board member/juror for Alabama's Sidewalk Moving Picture Festival, served ten years as technical supervisor/projectionist for the Atlanta Film Festival, and on juries a...

Malibu Fest only a week away from opening

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On Friday April 13, 2007, the curtains will open for the 8th Malibu International Film Festival with the Opening Night Films at 7:30 p.m.: "The Toll", "Life is Short", "Hollow", "Lance is a Jerk", "Greetings From Earth", "Love Hollywood Style". Films screening at 9:30 p.m.: "Moe + Les", "Still Life", "The Falling Man", "Pretty Dead Flowers", "Damaged Goods", "The Drifter". Tickets $10.The celebration continues with a Red Carpet After Party located at Bergamont Station Arts Center with DJ Jason B...

Malibu International Film Festival Announces Pic’s

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Honoring the power of independent films and their filmmakers, the Malibu International Film Festival is proud to announce the selected films for its impressive eighth season. The 2007 festival running from April 13 – April 16, will present over 50 films to more than 10,000 festival filmophiles during the four day event. Each film is hand-picked by the festival jury from over 2,000 entries submitted directly by the filmmakers. Consistent with its prominence as a premier festival, this years M...

The 47th Marché du Film shines under Asia's bright lights

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The 47th Marché du Film , which took place at the Festival de Cannes from May 17th – 27th, ends with positive results . Strong international participation from industry professionals, combined with the large number of films on offer, made for a very harmonious event that was appreciated by all. The general level of satisfaction reflects the positive evolution across all the indicators measured by the Marché du Film. This year, 10,061 professionals were registered, from 91 countries, compare...

Perhaps Love Best Foreign Film at the Queens Fest

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Perhaps Love takes home Best Foreign Language Film Award at the Queens International Film Festival Lavish musical romantic drama rallies support in pre-Oscars movePeter Ho-Sun Chan’s new film Perhaps Love was voted the Best Foreign Language Film on the closing night of the third annual Queens International Film Festival (QIFF), which took place in New York from November 17th to 20th. Perhaps Love competed against four other international entries in the Best Foreign Language Film category, inc...

3rd Annual Surf Theatre Film Festival

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3rd Annual Surf Theatre Film Festival During the US Open of Surfing July 26th thru 29th 2005 Huntington Beach, CA Each year over a half a million people come to see the best of the best compete in the US Open Surf Championships held in Surf City Huntington Beach, Ca. If you’re surfing during the day, what does a champion surfer do at night? You watch the best of the best in surf films.Once again for the third year, Big Red Productions will present the 3rd Annual Surf Film Festival at the Mann ...

Huntington Surf Theatre Film Festival

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3rd Annual Surf Theatre Film Festival during the US Open of Surfing July 26th thru 29th 2005 Huntington Beach, CA Each year over a half a million people come to see the best of the best compete in the US Open Surf Championships held in Surf City Huntington Beach, Ca. If you’re surfing during the day, what does a champion surfer do at night? You watch the best of the best in surf films.Once again for the third year, Big Red Productions will present the 3rd Annual Surf Film Festival at the Man...

Newport International Film Festival all set for next week

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The 2005 Newport International Film Festival, the 8th Annual event, will get underway Tuesday, June 7th – 12th, 2005, and run for six glorious days and nights of entertaining films, informative symposiums, and, of course, those glamorous Newport parties. The Festival atmosphere is relaxed, yet filled with all the enchantment, energy, and excitement of Hollywood. The Newport International Film Festival draws filmmakers and celebrities from around the world. This year the festival will honor wri...

Commonwealth Film Festival wrapped

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Commonwealth Film Festival Celebrates Most Successful Year YetOpening gala presentation of Australian–British co-production, Oyster Farmer, had set the scene for what was to be a stimulating, energetic and extremely exciting 10 days. With more than 200 feature films, shorts and documentaries, the fourth Commonwealth Film Festival drew to a close with the UK Premiere of South African drama Forgiveness and the Audience Awards ceremony. A marked increased in audience participation was witnessed a...

Newport International Film Festival highlights

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The 2005 Newport International Film Festival, the 8th Annual event, will get underway Tuesday, June 7th – 12th, 2005, and run for six days and nights of entertaining films, informative symposiums, and, of course, those glamorous Newport parties. The Festival atmosphere is relaxed, yet filled with all the enchantment, energy, and excitement of Hollywood. This year the festival will honor writer/director/actor/musician Michael McKean with the annual Claiborne Pell Award for Lifetime Achievement....

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 ...

Hawaii Festival Spring Fling will feature 21 films

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For Immediate Release Contact: Chris DacusMarch 11, 2004 Email: media@hiff.orgHAWAII INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL SPRING FLING PRESENTED BY COMMERCIAL DATA SYSTEMS SHOWCASES 21 EMERGING INDEPENDENT FILMSFilm Festival offers movie buffs a wide diversity of 21 films from 13 countriesHONOLULU –The Hawaii International Film Festival (HIFF) is proud to present its 7th annual SPRING FLING presented by COMMERCIAL DATA SYSTEMS, a showcase of new, emerging cinema to kick off the New Year. Signature Do...

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