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The ninth annual Los Angeles Latino International Film Festival will open its doors on October 21 at the Egyptian Theatre in Hollywood with the premier of Benito Zambrano’s Spanish film HABANA BLUES and will close the festival on October 30 with Bruno Barreto’s film, O CASAMENTO DE ROMEU E JULIETA, a delightful Brasilian comedy that recounts Romeo and Juliet’s love story through the rivalry between two soccer teams. Each year the Festival recognizes an artist for his or her trac...

What? Film Festival!

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What? Nothing ever happens in Reading, PA you say?This October 14th & 15th the What? Film Festival! is screening 6+ hours of international film & video shorts interspersed with 4+ hours of engaging live music inside the 024ARTS GALLERY!The What? Film Festival! is a subterranean bacchanal of audio-visual delights. In other words, it’s a weekend of irregular music and skewed movies in an unusual atmosphere. Neo-Pangea's hare-brained festival will feature two blocks of short films as well as two ...

Heartland Film Festival line up

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14th Annual Fest Offers Nine Days of National & International Film Screenings, Events and Special GuestsFrom October 13-21, 2005 the 14th annual Heartland Film Festival® will again showcase the best Truly Moving Pictures in cinema from around the world. Heartland President Jeffrey L. Sparks announced the winning films and event lineup at the annual Crystal Heart Awards Announcement Celebration on Thursday. A record 23 films were selected as award winners from 558 submissions for best meeting He...

41st Chicago Festival in action with 100 feature films

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The Chicago International Film Festival, the oldest competitive international film festival in North America, will raise the curtain on its 41st edition on October 6, then run through October 20 at Chicago theaters. Film fans will be able to choose from 100 feature films and 42 short films from 34 countries.The 2005 Festival will include three world premieres (The Trouble with Dee Dee, Feast and The Unseen), 11 North American Premieres and 34 U.S. premieres. “Our lineup truly offers something...

Mill Valley opens its 28th edition

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For 28 years, Mill Valley Film Festival has been presenting the best in American Independent and International feature films, hard-hitting documentaries, cutting edge video, delightful children’s fare and tributes to celluloid luminaries. This year is no exception. With more than 150 slated films and videos from around the globe, the Mill Valley Film Festival unspools October 6-16.“The 28th Festival is filled with extraordinary independent films from 55 countries around the world as well as ...

Samuel L. Jackson to be honored in Hawai

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Academy Award® nominated actor Samuel L. Jackson will receive the prestigious International Achievement in Acting Award from the 25th Louis Vuitton Hawaii International Film Festival. “Samuel L. Jackson is truly a remarkable worldwide star,” says Chuck Boller, “He is that rare cross-over actor who can command multi-million dollar salaries and pack seats in blockbusters year after year while still making time to deliver consistently unforgettable performances in groundbreaking, criticall...

Great Animators: Phil Tippett and Chris Landreth at eDIT 8.

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In addition to the Festival Honors Award to Phil Tippett, eDIT announces another animation master at this year’s Festival: Academy Award winner Chris Landreth will interview Festival Honoree Phil Tippett on Monday, October 10th from 16.30 – 18.00 o'clock. Animators and other filmmakers should not miss, when these two will discuss Tippetts oeuvre and beyond: the history and future of animation itself.Furthermore, Chris will present the making of his Academy Award-winning animation short Ryan ...

Slamdance announces screenplay competition winners

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The winner of the 10th Annual Slamdance Screenplay Competition was announced at a special awards presentation and reception last night at the Writers Guild of America, west. The winner was unveiled at the event along side writers of the remaining top ten finalists. Invitees included Slamdance alumni screenwriters, filmmakers, readers, competition semifinalists past and present, and members of the WGAw Independent Writers Caucus."The competition received over 2,000 submissions this year—as the ...

Palm Springs Heats Up Dessert With Hot Winners

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PALM SPRINGS INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL OF SHORT FILMS The 11th Annual Palm Springs International Festival of Short Films concluded and the top winners announced on a beautiful warm Fall evening. Best of the Fest went to TORTE BLUMA and the Future Filmmaker Award went to Josh Staub for his beautiful heartfelt animation MANTIS PRABLE.Palm Springs have elevated it self to the top of the field as the largest short film festival and market in North America. More than 500 filmmakers and industry represen...

Palm Springs Shorts brings a long list of awards

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The best things in life are short, especially those screened at the 2005 Palm Springs International Festival of Short Films & Short Film Market (ShortFest), the largest short film festival and market in North America, now in its 11th year. Setting new records all around, more than 500 filmmakers and industry representatives from around the world participated in this year’s Festival which screened 324 short films in competition and included more than 2,400 of the filmmaker submissions, from ov...

9th Annual Hollywood Fest long list of honorees

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Actress CHARLIZE THERON, actor JOAQUIN PHOENIX,actor MATTHEW BRODERICK and actress SUSAN SARANDON to be honored at the 9th Annual Hollywood FestThe Hollywood Film Festival's Board of Advisors is proud to announce that this year's festival will honor Academy Award-winning actress CHARLIZE THERON with the "Hollywood Actress of the Year Award" for her performance in Warner Bros. Pictures and Participant Productions' "NORTH COUNTRY," Oscar(r)-nominated actor JOAQUIN PHOENIX with the "Hollywood Acto...

The Hamptons International Film Festival full program

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THE 13TH ANNUAL HAMPTONS INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVALOCTOBER 19-23, 2005 Hiam Abbass ~ Danny Aiello ~ Kevin Bacon ~ Jon Robin Baitz ~ Alec Baldwin ~ Ned Beatty ~ Bob Berney ~ Dyan Cannon ~ Alan Cumming ~ Hope Davis ~ David Dinerstein ~ David Marshall Grant ~ Ted Hope ~ Eugene Jarecki ~ Cherry Jones ~ Marc Levin ~ Claude LeLouch ~ Bill Nighy ~ Martin McDonagh ~ Liza Minnelli ~ Sarah Paulson ~ Zac Posen ~ Paul Reiser Miranda Richardson ~ Charlie Rose ~ Kyra Sedgwick ~ Vivienne Tam ~ Christine Vach...

V. Storaro awarded at Bitola 26th festival Manaki Brothers

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26th International Film Camera Festival "Manaki Brothers" awards Vittorio Storaro the triple Oscar winner with the Life Achievement Award "Golden Camera 300" BiographyVittorio Storaro, the award - winning cinematographer who won Oscars for "Apocalypse Now", "Reds" and "The Last Emperor", was born on June 24, 1940 in Rome. At the age of 11, he began studying photography at a technical school. He enrolled at C.I.A.C (Italian Cinemagraphic Training Centre) and subsequently continued his education a...

Mill Valley kicks in for 11 days of filmmakers treats

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For 28 years, Mill Valley Film Festival has been presenting the best in American Independent and International feature films, hard-hitting documentaries, cutting edge video, delightful children’s fare and tributes to celluloid luminaries. This year is no exception. With more than 150 slated films and videos from around the globe, the Mill Valley Film Festival unspools October 6-16 at the CinéArts @ Sequoia, 25 Throckmorton Avenue in Mill Valley; 142 Throckmorton Theatre, 142 Throckmorton Aven...

Kathy Bates and Rob Reiner honored at Aspen

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Aspen Filmfest announced that Academy Award-winning actress Kathy Bates will come to Aspen when the festival honors Rob Reiner with this year's Independent by Nature Award on Friday, September 30 at the Wheeler Opera House. Ms. Bates created an indelible impression as Annie Wilkes in Misery, directed by Mr. Reiner. She received both an Oscar and Golden Globe for her performance. She is also featured in Mr. Reiner's latest film, Rumor Has It, starring Jennifer Aniston, Mark Ruffalo and Shirley Ma...

Palm Springs International Festival of Shorts opens 11th

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2005 PALM SPRINGS INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL OF SHORT FILMSPalm Springs International Festival of Shorts Opened with specail screenings of awarding winning films from around the world to a excited audiance. Now in its 11th year the Festival run from September 20th to the 26th at the Camelot Theatres in Palm Springs, CA. With a roster of 324 films, selected from more than a record-setting 2,400 worldwide entries, up ten percent from last year. The Festival will showcase 86 World Premieres, 27 North A...

Director Paul Haggis breakthrough award at Hollywood Awards

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The Hollywood Film Festival will honor actor JAKE GYLLENHAAL with the "Hollywood Breakthrough Actor of the Year Award," actress RACHEL McADAMS with the "Hollywood Breakthrough Actress of the Year Award," and director PAUL HAGGIS with the "Hollywood Breakthrough Director of the Year Award."The awards will be bestowed upon the honorees as part of the Hollywood Awards Gala Ceremony on Monday evening, October 24, at the Beverly Hilton Hotel.The announcement was made today by Carlos de Abreu, Founder...

The Netherlands Film Festival showcases its industry

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István Szabó will deliver the 15th Variety Cinema Militans Lecture in conclusion of the Holland Film Meeting at the 25th Netherlands Film Festival. On October 2nd, the Hungarian filmmaker will share his vision on the future of cinema in Ottone in Utrecht, the Netherlands. The fixed theme of the Lecture, 'the position and viability of cinema in the present age', is an adaptation of the theme of Dutch film critic and writer Menno ter Braak's essay 'Cinema Militans' (1926). István Szabó was bor...

Willem Dafoe honored at San Sebastian

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Willem Dafoe honored with Donostioa Prize at 53th San Sebastian Festival.With a face of sharply cut angles and restless eyes, this peculiar actor could well have found himself typecast in villainous roles like the one he played in David Lynch’s Wild at Heart. But he has in fact achieved enormous popularity for characters having nothing in common with this stereotype, such as Sergeant Elias in Oliver Stone’s Platoon, Paul Schrader’s sleepy New York night-time dealer in Light Sleeper or Jesu...

Lund International Fantastic Film Festival highlights

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The 11th edition of Lund International Fantastic Film Festival takes place between the 16th and the 25th of September. During ten days almost 100 films from 19 countries are screened, which means that the festival is bigger than ever. Opening filmThis year's opening film is Hayao Miyazaki's animated masterpiece Howl's Moving Castle. The Japanese director, who won an Academy Award for his last film Spirited Away, will receive an honorary Golden Lion at the Venice Film Festival at September 9.Film...

Kudos for Wick, Fisher, Goldsman, Gregson-Willams

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The Hollywood Film Festival will honor Oscar(r)-winning producer DOUGLAS WICK and producer LUCY FISHER with the "Hollywood Producers of the Year Award," Academy Award-winning screenwriter AKIVA GOLDSMAN with the "Hollywood Screenwriter of the Year Award," Lions Gate Films Releasing President TOM ORTENBERG with its "Hollywood Leadership Award," Librarian of Congress Dr. JAMES BILLNGTON with the "Hollywood Film Preservation Award" and award-winning composer HARRY GREGSON-WILLIAMS with the "Hollywo...

Lasse Hallstrom's Casanova in Venice

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Casanova Directed by Lasse Hallstrom screens today out of competition and will be followed by a lavish paris at the Palazzio Ducale attended by crew and cast: Heath Ledger who plays Casanova, Lena Olin, Jeremy Irons, Oliver Platt...1700s Venice – He was the legendary adventurer whose amorous dalliances would go on to inspire countless lovers throughout the centuries. She was the most virtuoso writer of her time who was waiting to find that rare man with a true understanding of steadfastness a...

Ken Russell Retrospective at Oldenburg (Sept 7-11)

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12th Oldenburg International Film Festival(September 7th to 11th 2005)will play a Retrospective on Ken Russell.A celebration of the works of Britain´s groundbreaking director.The 12th Oldenburg International Film Festival honours Ken Russell, one of the outstanding personalities of British independent cinema. Eight films by the cinematic provocateur and role-model to the lives of Peter Greenaway will be shown an the Festival. Ken Russell will attend the Festival as a guest of honour and his lat...

Deauville has world premiere of renovated Wizard of Oz

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DEAUVILLE TO HOST WORLD PREMIERE OF WARNER BROS. DIGITALLY REMASTERED FILM CLASSIC THE WIZARD OF OZ Deauville Film Festival will host the World Premiere of a wholly renovated and digitally remastered version of the original film classic THE WIZARD OF OZ. This much loved Award-winning film has received a stunning new digital transfer, using Warner's 'Ultra-Resolution' technology, plus a newly mastered soundtrack.Voted by the American Film Institute as the Best Family Film of all time, The Wizard ...

Sid Ganis named AMPAS - Oscar new President

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The Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences has named its new President, Sid Ganis has been elected to the post at Tuesday night's board meeting.Sid Ganis established Out of the Blue...Entertainment on the Sony Pictures lot in late '96 as a provider of motion picture, television and musical entertainment for Columbia, TriStar and others. On the creative side, Ganis was formerly president of Paramount Pictures' Motion Picture Group for several years before joining Sony Pictures Entertainment. G...

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