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This unique festival celebrates innovative film and video production by showcasing independent features, documentaries, and shorts from established and emerging Asian American directors.

BART GOT A ROOM Wins IFG Inspiration Award At Fort Lauderdale Film Festival

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  Tuesday, November 11-----American debut filmmaker Brian Hecker has been awarded the first International Film Guide Inspiration Award given at an American film festival, at this past weekend’s Awards Gala at the (www.fliff.com). Hecker won for his feature debut, the comedy Bart Got A Room, which closed the Festival. The film, a winning family comedy shot in south Florida, debuted at the Tribeca Film Festival in April 2008 and has been picked up for distribution by Plum Pictures (...

London wrapped but the Fest season is on in the UK

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When browsing filmfestivalspro.com search engine the database shows the following entries in the directory for festivals happening this month in the UK:http://www.filmfestivalspro.com/ffs/searchpro.shtmlLet us shed some light on our selection:AURORA Norwich BETTING ON SHORTS: MORE THAN A EUROVISION OF SHORTFILM London BRADFORD ANIMATION FESTIVAL (BAF!) Bradford CARDIFF SCREEN FESTIVAL CEASED Cardiff CINEMAGIC WORLD SCREEN FESTIVAL FOR YOUNG PEOPLE Belfast CORNWALL FILM FESTIVAL ...

NEWSLETTER N° 352: February 20, 2008

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AWARDS THE AWARDS WATCH ON FEST21.COM Oscar and more Big Sky Documentary Festival Announces Award Winners LA Pan African Film & Art Fest winners independent juries prizes during the Berlinale winners of the 2008 CINE Special Jury Awards Teddy Queer Film Award Winners Adrienne Shelly Wins ASA's Discover Screenwriting Award ...

NEWSLETTER N° 338: November 7, 2007

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FESTIVALS AGENDA SUBMISSION CALENDARS Festivals calling for your films... This week, this month...   _______________________________________________________________________________________ FESTIVALS IN ACTION - THE VIDEO DAILIES Coverage from fest21.com on London Rome ...

NEWSLETTER N° 336: October 24, 2007

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FESTIVALS AGENDA SUBMISSION CALENDARS Festivals calling for your films... This week, this month...   _______________________________________________________________________________________ FESTIVALS IN ACTION - THE VIDEO DAILIES Coverage from fest21.com on London Rome ...

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105 films from 38 countries will compete in DOCUMENTA MADRID 08 • DOCUMENTA MADRID 08 presents its International Jury, who will select the best of the 105 films participating in the five competitive sections.• In its fifth year, the festival is celebrating the fortieth anniversary of May 68 as seen in its epicenters: France, the USA, Latin America and Eastern Europe.• The series What a Movement! brings back to

105 films from 38 countries will compete in DOCUMENTA MADRID 08

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Madrid, April 7, 2008 In its fifth year, DOCUMENTA MADRID continues it strong commitment to the Official Section.Out of the 999 films received—nearly a hundred more than last year (570 full-length films and 429 short films), 105 have been selected to participate in the different categories. The total prize-winnings this year have gone up to 73,000€. By category, they will compete in: 53 in the Original Documentary Section (19 full-length films and 34 short films); 27 in the Documentary Repor...

Chile focus at Latin American Film Festival in Oaxaca

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The second edition of the Latin American Film Festival will be in Oaxaca from April 15th to 20th this year. Chile is the invited country and in addition to the normal activities with long and short features and documentaries, we are introducing two new aspects.Cinema in Construction: In this section, the audience will be able to appreciate Latin-American films which won’t be screened in its final or edited version and films that are in post-production process.A Perspective from Latinos in Worl...

6th Discovering Latin America Film Festival set to open

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London’s leading Latin American film festival will open its door to the public for the 6th time in 2007, featuring internationally acclaimed films, documentaries, and directors to celebrate ethnic diversity and help projects to tackle poverty in Latin America. The Festival will take place between 22nd November and 2nd December, in four of London’s main venues, Odeon Covent Garden, Odeon Panton Street, Ritzy and Tate Modern. The public will have the opportunity to see recent productions, some...

Latin American Film Festival highlights

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Sizzling, this year’s Latin American Film Festival has everything you need to start the autumn. Held at the Curzon cinemas Renoir and Mayfair, and other outstanding West End venues. As always, Cuban-born Eva Tarr Kirkhope, the director and founder of the Festival, will guarantee the showcasing of the latest releases from some of Latin America’s foremost features.With her knowledge, long-time experience in film distribution and Latin spirit Eva plunges the Festival into the right atmosphere. ...

I'm Through With White Girls wins at AABFF

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Director Jennifer Sharp's "I'm Through With White Girls" Wins Blockbuster Audience Award for Best U.S. Feature at 11th Annual American Black Film FestivalHelmed by first time feature director Jennifer Sharp, "I'm Through With White Girls (The Inevitable Undoing of Jay Brooks)," has won eight awards in the last six months."Don't let the title put you off…Director Jennifer Sharp's zippy romantic comedy 'I'm Through With White Girls'… is more clever and less mean than the title might imply," sa...

17TH LONDON LATIN AMERICAN FILM FESTIVAL

17TH LONDON LATIN AMERICAN FILM FESTIVAL : 9TH TO 18TH NOVEMBER 2007 at RENOIR & CURZON MAYFAIR CINEMAS

Discovering Latin America Film Festival in London

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6th Discovering Latin America Film Festival22 Nov – 2 Dec 2007London’s leading Latin American film festival will open its door to the public for the 6th time in 2007, featuring internationally acclaimed films, documentaries, and directors to celebrate ethnic diversity and help projects to tackle poverty in Latin America. The Festival will take place between 22nd November and 2nd December, in four of London’s main venues, Odeon Covent Garden, Odeon Panton Street, Ritzy and Tate Modern. The ...

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Spicy autumn in London at the 17th Latin American Film Festival

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The 17th Latin American Film Festival9 - 18 November 2007 Spicing up London’s autumn, this year’s Latin American Film Festival comes with a mind-blowing and breathtaking programme of Latin America’s latest and most daring films ensuring that Britain’s film enthusiasts will enjoy the maximum Latin experience. Presenting the world premiere EL Brindis (The Toast), a dazzling yet startling Chilean/Mexican co-production by the Chilean director Shai Agosin and UK premieres such as La Antena (T...

Abu Dhabi announces the Official Competition

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The Middle East International Film Festival – Abu Dhabi announces the Official Competition slate, with filmmakers competing for the coveted Black Pearl awards. “The production support awarded with the Black Pearl is truly one-of-a-kind,” said Nashwa Al-Ruwaini. “We are confident that it will help propel its recipient into the next level of filmmaking.”“We are thrilled with the line-up of films we have in Competition,” said Festival Director Jon Fitzgerald. “They represent world-...

The Jury members for the San Sebastian official selection awards

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The international jury for the 55th San Sebastian Film Festival is chaired by Paul Auster (Chairman );other jury members includePERNILLA AUGUST NICOLETTA BRASCHI BAHMAN GHOBADI EDUARDO NORIEGA SUSÚ PECORARO PETER WEBBER PAUL AUSTER (Chairman) Paul Auster is the author of Travels in the Scriptorium (2007), The Brooklyn Follies (2006), Oracle Night (2003), The Book of Illusions (2002), The Red Notebook (2002), Timbuktu (1999), Mr. Vertigo (1994), Leviathan (1992), The Music of Chance (1990), Moo...

The Martha Vineyard African- American Festival wrap-up

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The 5th annual film festival was huge success and a celebration of independent African-American cinema. The festival screened 55 amazing films from around the globe. .The "N" word panel moderated by Harvard Law Professor Charles Ogletree was extremely informative and well received. The receptions and parties sponsored by Bombay Sapphire were a huge success! Don Cheadle's film "Talk To Me" was screened to a sold out audience. If you have not had the opportunity to see it, we urge you to go and su...

10 Years After "Smoke Signals," The Elusive Mainstream...

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The current plight of the Native American Film community was illustrated via mainstrean media in the April 11, 2007 edition of LA Weekly.  Written against the context of the 10th anniversary of the critical and commercial success of "Smoke Signals," author Matthew Fleischer, delves into the complex struggles facing today's Native Filmmakers. From the usual suspects of funding and distrubution to the complexities of substantive storytelling, there appears to be a new wave of filmma...

Call For Entries!!! American Indian Film Institute...

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Attention filmmakers.  The American Indian Film Institute is seeking film and video entries for the 32nd Annual American Film Festival.  Known as the nation's oldest and most prestigious venue for American Indian Arts and Entertainment, this is a great opportunity to showcase work by and or about American Indian or Canadian First Nations people on a platform of excellence and integrity. Films will be presented November 2-10, 2007 in San Francisco, CA.    Deadline for entry is: August 10,...

Wide's World Premières Buried Dreams / Dreams of Dust, directed by Laurent Salgues in Sundance

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Wide Management line up for Sundance Film Festival 2007. Agathe Valentin, in charge of the International Sales, will be attending the Sundance Film Festival from the 24th to the 28th of January 2007 where Wide Management will be presenting in the World Dramatic Competition Section: Buried Dreams / Dreams of Dust, directed by Laurent Salgues, coproduction between France, Canada and Burkina Faso, starring Makena Diop, Rasmané Ouedraogo, Fatou Tall-Salgues. World Première at the Sundance Film ...

5th Discovering Latin America Film Festival

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Whether you are an enthusiastic film-lover, or keen to awaken your senses to the cultural diversity that Latin American cinema has to offer, the fifth Discovering Latin America Film Festival (23 November- 3 December, 2006) brings together an eclectic mix of internationally acclaimed feature films, documentaries and short films, in London’s leading Latin American film festival. The festival exhibits around 40 films from over ten countries, representing the best contemporary films from across La...

The inaugural Fullerton Film Festival launches

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The inaugural Fullerton Film Festival will take place August 3 through 6 in the heart of downtown Fullerton with screenings and programs scheduled at the Plummer Auditorium, the Wilshire Auditorium and Fullerton College. Fullerton’s first film festival is presented by the Fullerton Historic Theatre Foundation (FHTF) which is currently restoring the Fox Fullerton theatre to its original 1920s glory. “The Film Festival is all about summer fun, said Jon Wagner, FHTF execut...

Rumanian film wins Europa Cinemas Label in Cannes

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Corneliu Porumboiu's feature film directorial debut, the Rumanian comedy 12:08 East of Bucharest (A Fost sau n-a fost?) was awarded the Europa Cinemas Label today by a jury of Europa Cinemas exhibitors at the closing ceremony of the Directors' Fortnight/Quinzaine des Réalisateurs. Written, directed and produced by Corneliu Porumboiu, 12:08 East Of Bucharest stars Mircea Andreescu, Teo Corban, and Ion Sapdaru. It's December 22. It's been sixteen years since the Revolution, and Christmas is app...

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