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Cross-cultural productions make it to IFFI 2007 From A Correspondent

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Panjim (Goa), Nov 22: IFFI, the International Film Festival of India that opens in Goa this Friday (ED: Nov 23, 2007) will showcase some interesting cross-cultural productions, organisers of the event being held in this coastal state for the fourth year running said.Among these are Mira Nair's `AIDS Jaago' and Richie Mehta's `Amal' which will be having their international premieres here, and Chris Smith's `The Pool' which will make its Asia premiere in Goa.IFFI currently has a section called the...

Film In Focus: THE SAVAGES

 Wednesday, October 31--------This weekend, the Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival is presenting the Southeast Premiere of THE SAVAGES, a film that is sure to appear on the radar of the end-of-year awards season. Directed by Tamara Jenkins, the writer/director of the indie hit SLUMS OF BEVERLY HILLS (1999), the family drama had its world premiere at last year's Sundance Film Festival, where it won the Waldo Salt Screenwriting Award for Jenkins' sensitive and sometimes hilarious script...

New initiatives for Dubai Industry Office

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The Dubai International Film Festival (DIFF) has introduced a number of new initiatives for its Industry Office, including a Project Market, a producer's training program, and a screenwriting master class.   Under the guidance of Associate Director Jane Williams (industry consultant for reputed organizations such as Cinemart and  The European Commission), the DIFF Industry Office has been designed to provide a platform for information exchange and share of best practice between Arab f...

Hawai Fest: a first glimpse on the fall line up

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The 27th Annual Louis Vuitton Hawaii International Film Festival (HIFF), the premier international film event in the Pacific, is set for October 18 – 28 on Oahu. More than 150 feature films, documentaries, shorts and animations, representing countries from around the world will be showcased.HIFF is the centerpiece event in Hawaii where thousands of people from around the world, top celebrities from Asia and the United States, award-winning filmmakers and directors, and the US and foreign press...

Hawaii International Film Festival line up

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The 27th Annual Louis Vuitton Hawaii International Film Festival (HIFF), the premier international film event in the Pacific, is set for October 18 – 28 on Oahu. More than 150 feature films, documentaries, shorts and animations, representing countries from around the world will be showcased.HIFF is the centerpiece event in Hawaii where thousands of people from around the world, top celebrities from Asia and the United States, award-winning filmmakers and directors, and the US and foreign press...

Exploring The Meditative Life

Wednesday, July 4-------While Independence Day for most people is usually a day at the beach or a backyard barbeque extravaganza, the Jacob Burns Film Center has taken a different tack to celebrate the July 4th holidays by presenting a three film series called THE MEDITATIVE LIFE, which explores the inner realities of existence (which can be just as explosive as any fireworks display).The series begins today with a special one week run of the German film INTO GREAT SILENCE by Philip Groning (...

Spanish Docs this summer at The Portland Northwest Film Center

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SPANISH DOCSJuly 13-August 16The rise of the documentary over the last decade has been an international phenomenon. A new generation of filmmakers has been able, with new digital technology and low budgets, to tackle issues, ideas and portraits as never before. In addition to compelling subjects, diversified exhibition and distribution channels are providing exciting opportunities for artists and audiences to connect. In recent years Spain has seen the emergence of a provocative documentary film...

Nantucket Film Festival Awards

Tuesday, June 18-------Films always begin with the written word. That ethos is celebrated at the annual Nantucket Film Festival, held on the exclusive island resort just off the Massachussets coast. Now in its 12th year, the Festival accentuates the role of screenwriters in the collaborative art form of filmmaking.  "Our festival focuses on screenwriting and the process of filmmaking", Artistic Director Mystelle Brabbée stated. "We had an amazing response to our screenings as w...

NewFest Kicks Off Gay Pride Celebrations In New York

Friday, May 25-----June is the traditional month for celebration of Gay Pride in New York (and around the country, for that matter). It was on a hot and steamy night in June of 1969 that gay men and women, and several decorous drag queens, openly rioted against police harassment during a periodic police raid of the Stonewall, a gay bar in New York's Greenwich Village. The Stonewall Riots became the touchstone for the modern gay rights movement that continues to battle for expanded privileges...

Honoring Steve Buscemi In Sarasota

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FARGOWednesday, April 18----Actor/director Steve Buscemi, one of indie film's luminaries, will be honored with the World Cinema Award at the Sarasota Film Festival  this evening at a special World Cinema Celebration block party in downtown Sarasota.  Buscemi, best known for his turns in FARGO and RESERVOIR DOGS, is in town for a series of special event appearnaces. Last night, Buscemi displayed his considerable charisma at the sold-out  A Conversation With....At The Historic Asolo T...

Steve Buscemi, will be honored at the Sarasota Film Festival

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Actor/director Steve Buscemi, one of indie film's luminaries, will be honored with the World Cinema Award at the Sarasota Film Festival, which begins this evening in the Florida Gulf Coast resort city. Buscemi, best known for his turns in FARGO and RESERVOIR DOGS, will attend the Festival for two special event evenings.On Tuesday, April 17th, Buscemi wil participate in the Festival's A Conversation With....At The Historic Asolo Theater, an opportunity for audiences to savor the anecdotes and rem...

Steve Buscemi To Receive World Cinema Award at Sarasota Film Festival

Friday, April 13----Actor/director Steve Buscemi, one of indie film's luminaries, will be honored with the World Cinema Award at the Sarasota Film Festival, which begins this evening in the Florida Gulf Coast resort city. Buscemi, best known for his turns in FARGO and RESERVOIR DOGS, will attend the Festival for two special event evenings.On Tuesday, April 17th, Buscemi wil participate in the Festival's A Conversation With....At The Historic Asolo Theater, an opportunity for audiences...

alive! Deep Focus Film Festival to open with Waitress

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Adrienne Shelly’s Waitress, a charming romantic comedy that was the talk of this year’s Sundance Film Festival, kicks off the third annual alive! Deep Focus Film Festival, April 19-22 at the Arena Grand Theatre in Columbus.Waitress is one of 10 new independent films to be shown at this year’s event, and the festival’s celebration of great film has expanded to include anniversary screenings of modern classics from the ’70s, ’80s and ’90s, a special presentation of award-winning comm...

Spring Bouquet At New Directors/New Films

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Thursday, March 29----With Spring (finally) making its arrival after an unexpected early March frost and series of snowstorms, one of the rites of Spring in New York is the NEW DIRECTORS/NEW FILMS festival, which is entering its final weekend with a spring bouquet of films. The series, which is celebrating its 36th anniversary, is a joint presentation of the Film Society of Lincoln Center and the Film Department of the Museum of Modern Art, with screening at both MoMA and the Film Society's ...

New Directors/New Films Opening Weekend

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Thursday, March 22---New Directors/New Films, the annual showcase of emerging international film talents jointly organized by the Film Society of Lincoln Center and the Film Department of the Museum of Modern Art, kicked off last evening with two highly anticipated screenings at the Museum of Modern Art's Roy and Niuta Titus Theater. The film series, celebrating its 36th year, runs from March 21 to April 1, with screening at both the Museum of Modern Art and at the Film Society's flagsh...

Indie Film Nation Podcast #069 for 21st February 2007

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Interview with Donal MacIntyre (Director) of A Very British Gangster (UK) and William Lappe (Writer/Director) of Even Steven (USA)Listen to the show hereSHOW NOTES Podsafe Music Taste It by Casey Desmond @ PMN In Focus Interview with Donal MacIntyre (Director) of A Very British Gangster (UK) feature documentary that screened in the World Documentary Competition @ Sundance Film Festival Filmmaker of the Week Interview with William Lappe (Writer/Director) of Even Steven (USA) short f...

MIFF announces the first films selected to participate in the competition

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 Since the opening of MIFF call for entries the festival office based in Paris has received over then 120 films and application forms.  The festival director, Hisham Abdel Khalek, announces the first of the 20 films admitted in the main section of the official competition. The films are: The Israeli film “Sweet Mud” directed by Dror Shaul which is repsented in Sundance Film Festival as well as Berlin International Film Festival, the second-biggest pic at the box office and Israel'...

MIFF launches during 57th Berlinale

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The MIFF board held a press conference in Hotel Berlin, Berlin on the 12th of February during the 57th Berlinale to announce the details of the 1st Malta International Film Festival. Hisham Abdel Khalek “Festival founder and director”, Charles Frendo “Financial Director”, Gianluca Matarrese “Press and Media Director”, Olivier Delesse “Film Market Director”, Patricia Falzon “PR Director”, Jean Claude Legrand “International Coordination Director”, Anthony Cardona “Communi...

All Roads makes Inroads...

National Geographic’s All Roads Film Project is launching with a full head of steam into the 2007 film festival circuit The prestigious Berlin International Festival gets underway this week and All Roads will be there with the screening of “Make A Wish” a film by 2005 Seed Grantee Cherien Dabis. According to All Roads Director Francene Blythe, the project will continue to build on its previous years successes. “Last year All Roads grew in audience, attendance, and media outreach 100%...

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Park City opening week end buzz

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The 2007 Sundance Film Festival opened with the premiere of director Brett Morgan’s animated feature “Chicago 10”. The director is an alumni of the festival and first appeared here with his biopic of legendary producer Robert Evans “The Kid Stays in the Picture”. This feature combines motion capture animation and archival footage to explore trial of 10 activists accused of inciting riots during the 1968 Democratic Convention in Chicago. The film looks into the heart of the sixties rad...

Sundance Online Dailies Coverage

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Friday, January 19----For the next 10 days, focus will be placed on the Sundance Film Festival. Experience the films, personalities, parties and ambience of Sundance via our Online Dailies coverage on website: Sundance Film Festival Coverage. New stories will again be posted to AWARDS WATCH starting the week of January 29th. Sandy Mandelberger Awards Watch Editor ...

Sundance Online Dailies Coverage

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Friday, January 19----For the next 10 days, focus will be placed on the Sundance Film Festival. Experience the films, personalities, parties and ambience of Sundance via our Online Dailies coverage on website: Sundance Film Festival Coverage. New stories will be posted to FILM NEW YORK starting the week of January 29th. Sandy Mandelberger Film New York Editor ...

Tribeca Alumni Premiere At Sundance

Tuesday, January 20----Three filmmakers, whose young careers have been nurtured by Tribeca All Access (TAA), the Tribeca Film Institute program, will have world premieres of their films at the 2007 Sundance Film Festival. The Tribeca All Access program,now in its fourth year, selects thirty directors and screenwriters from an open call for submissions and provides them with one-on-one meetings with industry insiders. The 2007 Tribeca All Access participants will be announced in early March. A...

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