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Full Frame Documentary Film Fest Announces Awards

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2006 Full Frame Documentary Film Festival Announces Awards2007 Festival Tenth Anniversary Dates Set for April 12-15, 2007Ninth annual Full Frame Documentary Film Festival came to a close Sunday April 9th with record-breaking attendance. The final ticket number for the 2006 festival was 20,121, with an estimated 2540 additional viewers coming for the films showing post-barbecue bringing the total number of tickets to 22,661 for 2006. Last year, as of Sunday's Southern Style Barbecue and Awards Ce...

The Sarasota Film Festival Competition awards

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8th ANNUAL SARASOTA FILM FESTIVAL March 31st – April 9th, 2006The Sarasota Film Festival Competition, Audience Awards and Filmmaker Honorees were announced at the annual black-tie Filmmakers’ Tribute Dinner hosted by the Longboat Key Club & Resort, the Official Resort of the Sarasota Film Festival, on Saturday evening, April 8th, 2006. The evening, which was introduced by Dinner Chair Mary Ann Robinson, Board President Neil McCurry, Festival Executive Director, Jody Kielbasa and Master of C...

Hot Docs line up

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Yesterday, Hot Docs announced its official programming line-up for the 2006 festival, coinciding with the opening of the CBC Newsworld Advance Box Office, where tickets and passes for Hot Docs screenings can be purchased from now until the end of the festival. Hot Docs will screen 99 films from 23 countries between April 28 - May 7, including 18 world premieres, 17 international premieres, 13 North American premieres, 30 Canadian premieres, and seven Toronto premieres. Hot Docs' Canadian Spectru...

The Festival du Nouveau Cinéma is turning 35

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The Festival du Nouveau Cinéma is turning 35New awards, new programmers and a joint celebrationFrom October 18 to 28, 2006, the Festival du Nouveau Cinéma will celebrate its 35th anniversary. The FNC, Canada’s oldest international film festival, has always been committed to constant renewal; in keeping with that tradition, it is today announcing the creation of new awards and the arrival of new programmers. From now to June 15, filmmakers and new media artists are invited to submit their wor...

The San Luis Obispo International Film Festival awards

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The San Luis Obispo International Film Festival honored Morgan Freeman with the King Vidor Lifetime Achievement award on Saturday, March 11 at the classic Fremont Theatre in San Luis Obispo. Mr. Freeman's appearance in town coincided with the West Coast Premiere of his newest film, "Lucky Number Slevin". On hand to pay tribute to the versatile Freeman were friends Malcolm McDowell, Field of Dreams director, Phil Alden Robinson and Dances with Wolves editor, Neil Travis. Mr. Freeman told the pack...

The New York Asian Film Festival is back

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The New York Asian Film Festival is back. And it's five years old! Five years ago, the five of us in Subway Cinema had no film festival experience, no money, no connections - nothing but an intense love for Asian films and a large amount of stupidity that made us think we could put together a film festival focusing on the best contemporary Asian movies.Five years later we still have no money, we still have no connections, and we're still stupid. But somehow we've premiered movies from Suzuki Sei...

Mar del Plata non official prizes

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MAR DEL PLATA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVALNON OFFICIAL PRIZES OF ITS 21st EDITIONBest Direction in "Women and Film" SectionByambasuren Davaa for La Cueva del Perro Amarillo, Mongolia-Alemania.Mention for Direction in "Women and Film" SectionAnnie Griffin, for Festival, Reino Unido.International Federation of Film Critics (FIPRESCI) PRIZE For Best Film in the Official Section in CompetitionAlice, directed by Marco Martín, from PortugalCINECOLOR Audience Award for Best Film in Official Section in ...

Tiburon International Film Fest Awards to Stolen Life

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Winners of 2006 Tiburon International Film Festival Golden Reel Awards The winners of the Golden Reel Awards were announced on March 17, 2006 at the 5th Annual Tiburon International Film Festival, during a special ceremony: Best Film: Stolen Life, by: Li Shaohong (China) Best Director: Vladan Nikolic, for Love, (USA)Best Actor: Self Medicated, by: Monty Lapica (USA)Best Actress: Marzia Tedeschi, for: For Bread Alone (Italy/Morocco)Best Documentary: In the Shadow of the Palms, by: Wayne Coles-Ja...

Miami International Film Festival Awards

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The 23rd edition of the Miami International Film Festival (MIFF) reached its climax last evening, with the awarding of the Knight Grand Jury Prizes and other honors at the Festival’s Gala Awards Ceremony, held at the historic Gusman Center for the Performing Arts in downtown Miami.The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation contributed $75,000 (of a total grant of $250,000) to create the Knight Grand Jury Prizes for this year’s Festival, which includes a cash award of $25,000 for winners in t...

South by Soutwest Film Festival Winners

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The South By Southwest Film Festival and Conference, which opened last week in the Texas capital of Austin, has presented over 150 films and nearly 50 professional seminars. Last evening, at a typically laid-back awards ceremony, the Festival announced its 2006 Festival Award Winners.LIVE FREE OR DIE, co-directed Gregg Kavet and Andy Robin (former executive producers and Emmy-winning writers of the hit comedy series SEINFELD), won the Narrative Jury Award. The film, shot in New Hampshire and sta...

it's a wrapin Miami....until next year's Festival

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Ten days of movie magic came to its inevitable end, as the 23rd edition of the Miami International Film Festival had its final day of screenings yesterday. But this landmark year ended on a high note, with a mix of superb films that saved the best for last.Several of Saturday night’s winners at the Miami International Film Festival Awards Ceremony had their final public screenings on Sunday, giving Miami audiences a last chance to see these Festival gems. ACCUSED, co-winner of the Knight Grand...

New Directors/ New Films announce program slate

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New Directors/New Films, one of the most anticipated film events on the New York film calendar, celebrates its 35th year, presenting the works of new directors from around the world. The festival will unspool 25 feature films and 5 shorts from March 22 through April 2, 2006. The program is presented jointly by the Film Society of Lincoln Center and The Department of Film and Media of the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA). Screenings will be held at the Walter Reade Theater, the Film Society’s year-r...

New Orleans Human Rights Film Festival Highlights

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New Orleans International Human Rights Film FestivalAPRIL 6 - 15, 2006The New Orleans International Human Rights Film Festival was created to support New Orleans’ social justice community. The 2006 festival is dedicated to a vision of justice for New Orleans and worldwide.In the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, the people of New Orleans are struggling for justice, human rights, and the right of return. We are proud to bring this festival of cinema to New Orleans in partnership with local social...

The Berlin Panorama Audience Award 2006

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The audiences’ ballots have been counted: the Panorama Audience Award 2006 – which is sponsored by “radioeins” of RBB, Berlin-Brandenburg’s public radio and television broadcasting station, and Berlin’s city magazine “tip” in collaboration with the Berlinale’s Panorama section – goes to Bubot Niyar (Paper Dolls), directed by Tomer Heymann. The Panorama Audience Award has existed since 1999. Movie-goers of the 56th Berlin International Film Festival were asked to cast their ba...

The Importance of Film Festivals: “Tsotsi” Filmmaker Gavin Hood

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Despite the extra burden of responsibility of making a film in his native South Africa, filmmaker Gavin Hood has happily enjoyed riding the wave of film festivals to success. This has resulted in Hood’s film “Tsotsi” being nominated in the Best Foreign Language Film category at next month’s Academy Awards. The Oscars will held in Hollywood on March 5. Hood was recently on the South Coast to participate in the director’s panel at the Santa Barbara International Film Festival. Held ...

Impressive 358,000 visits to Rotterdam Festival

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The 35th International Film Festival Rotterdam attracted the same number of visitors as in 2005. The organisation registered 358,000 admissions to its films, exhibitions, debates, talkshows and other festival events. The festival closed on Sunday, 5 February 2006, with the Volkskrantdag. Together with the Holland Festival, the festival is organising a summer edition from Thursday 15 through Sunday 18 June 2006. The 36th International Film Festival Rotterdam will take place from Wednesday 24 Janu...

And the Tigers go to China Uruguay and United States

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35th International Film Festival RotterdamWednesday, January 25 – Sunday, February 5, 2006During the IFFR 2006 Awards Ceremony on Friday, February 3, 2006 in Concert and Congress Centre ‘de Doelen’ in Rotterdam, the winning films of the 35th International Film Festival Rotterdam were announced. The three VPRO Tiger Awards were granted to WALKING ON THE WILD SIDE (LIA XIAO ZI) by Han Jie (China/France), THE DOG POUND (LA PERRERA) by Manuel Nieto Zas (Uruguay/Argentina/Canada/Spain), both su...

Fragile by Jaume Balagueró, won 4 awards at Gerardmer

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FRAGILE, directed by Jaume Balagueró, won 4 awards (from a total of 6 nominations) at the 13th Gérardmer Fantasy Film Festival, one of Europe’s most important fantasy/horror genre festivals, which took place from January 25th to 29th 2006 in France. The film is distributed by Studio Canal in France.These awards were:"Prix du Jury" (Jury Prize)"Prix du Jury Jeunes" (Young Jury Prize) "Prix du Public l'Est Républicain - La Liberté de l'Est" (Audience Award)"Prix 13ème Rue" (Prize awarded by...

Sundance 2006 Wraps with awards to Quincenara

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The 25th Sundance Film Festival wrapped here Sunday with screening of the award winning films. For the first time in the festivals history two films took both the audience and jury prizes in the narrative and documentary categories. “Quincenara”, which offers insight into Hispanic family culture through the eyes of teenagers living in Los Angeles, earned the best dramatic film honor from the Sundance jury of five film industry veterans as well as the top drama prize from audience members. Ma...

Slamdance Award Winners

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The Slamdance Film Festival came to a close on Friday evening with the announcement of the Sparky Awards at the edgy nighclub Suede. Winners were announced in over 20 categories. Over $200,000 in prizes were awarded. Following the ceremony, revelers partied into the wee hours with celebrity DJ's Swamp, C-Minus and Tito Plenty ramping up the techno music.SLAMDANCE AWARD WINNERSGrand Jury Award for Best Narrative FeatureWE GO WAY BACK (Lynn Shelton)A sly and tender depiction of one young woman's j...

Quinceanera A Surprise Winner At Sundance

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Several surprise winners dominated the Sundance Film Festival Awards, which were presented to a packed house of enthusiastic filmmakers, professionals and audience members at a gala ceremony held on Saturday night at the Park City Racquet Club. The concluding awards ceremony and party bring to an end a 10-day film bonanza that drew nearly 40,000 visitors to the Festival.Two films, both surprise choices based on early predictions, won the four top prizes in the American Independent Film competiti...

Palm Springs announces festival winners

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The 17th Annual Palm Springs International Film Festival came to a successful close on Sunday, January 15, 2006. The Festival, which ran from January 5-16, 2006, screened 232 films from 71 countries, including 84 premieres and 49 of the 54 foreign entries for this year’s Academy Awards. Palm Springs’ increasingly popular Festival continues to expand its diverse programming of quality independent and foreign films, setting the stage for this year’s film festival circuit.“We were overwhe...

Double Dare: Where is it Now?

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“I guess you don’t have to be boring to be an adult.” – ZOË BELLAmanda Micheli does a wonderful job comparing and contrasting careers of two female Hollywood stunt women in her film “Double Dare”. She brings the story so every one can relate to it, whether you involved in the entertainment industry or not. Zoë Bell of “Kill Bill” and “Xena: Warrior Princess” fame and Jeannie Epper, best known for Lynda Carter’s double in TVs “Wonder Woman”. Where is the film now? Afte...

Tsotsi to open 14th Annual Pan African Film and Arts Fest

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PAN AFRICAN FILM AND ARTS FESTIVALLargest U.S. Black History Month Event Set for February 9-20 South Africa’s official nomination for the 78th Annual Academy Awards® in the foreign language film category, TSOTSI, has been selected as the opening night film for the 14th Annual Pan African Film and Arts Festival. The star-studded event will be held at 7 p.m. on Thursday, February 9th at the Directors Guild of America with principal cast and filmmakers in attendance. The evening will be hosted b...

The 9th International Latino Film Festival awards

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The 9th International Latino Film Festival, one of the largest and most prestigious international organizations of its kind was attended by movie fans that filled theaters seats, cultural centers and university halls to capacity throughout the Bay Area with full houses At the Castro Theater in San Francisco and CineArts at Santana Row with the screening of Tapas, Spain 2005, US Premiere the winning film of the Malaga film festival was Sueños, the most recent film of actor/comedian John Leguiza...
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