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The Garden wins A&E Short Filmmakers Award in the NSI Online Short Film Festival

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Mohawk language film Tsi Tkahehtayen (The Garden) wins A&E Short Filmmakers Award in the NSI Online Short Film Festival Winnipeg, MB – Mohawk language film Tsi Tkahehtayen (The Garden) is the latest winner of the $2,500 A&E Short Filmmakers Award in the NSI Online Short Film Festival. In Tsi Tkahehtayen three women, who desire things of the most primal nature, go to a mystical gardener for help but don't quite get what they bargained for. Tsi Tkahehtayen was written and d...

8 Emerging Directors to Receive Film Independent Fellowship and Support Services-

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Film Independent, the non-profit arts organization that produces the Spirit Awards and Los Angeles Film Festival, has announced the filmmakers and film projects selected for its 8th annual Directors Lab, sponsored by Eastman Kodak Company. Taking place in Los Angeles from now until the end of March, the Directors Lab is an intensive eight-week incubator designed to assist directors with strong, original voices develop new narrative feature films, improve their craft, and advance their filmmakin...

An Interview with Award-winning Filmmaker Greg Pak

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As Mars space exploration matures and the ability for people to be able to travel to the moon becomes a reality, the premiere of "Robot Stories" (based on four stories about love, death and family through experiences with robots) impeccable timing is simply superb! Award-winning writer/director Greg Pak was interviewed by Maria Esteves on January 12, 2004. ME:  Did you become an established writer/director through the International Film Fest Community? GP: The film festiv...

Sundance Closing Night: Life Support

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The Sundance Film Festival, which opens two weeks from today with the world premiere of the documentary-cum-animation film CHICAGO 10, has announced that the film LIFE SUPPORT, written and directed by Nelson George, will be its Closing Night gala on Friday, January 26th. The film, which is a world premiere, is a fictionalized account of the true story of a mother who overcame an addiction to crack and became a positive role model and AIDS activist in the black community. LIFE SUPPORT stars Queen...

Sundance Closing Night

Thursday, January 4----The Sundance Film Festival, which opens two weeks from today with the world premiere of the documentary-cum-animation film CHICAGO 10, has announced that the film LIFE SUPPORT, written and directed by Nelson George, will be its Closing Night gala on Friday, January 26th. The film, which is a world premiere, is a fictionalized account of the true story of a mother who overcame an addiction to crack and became a positive role model and AIDS activist in the black communi...

Nicole Kidman honored at Palm Springs

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The 16th Annual Palm Springs International Film Festival (PSIFF) will honor Academy Award winner Nicole Kidman with the distinguished Chairman’s Award and Academy Award winner Howard Shore with the Frederick Loewe Award for Film Composing at the Festival’s Annual Awards Gala, announced Chairman Earl Greenburg. Alejandro Amenábar (director of The Sea Inside), who directed Kidman in The Others, will present the award to her, Shore’s presenter will be announced at a later date. The Awards ...

Outfest Screens Top Shorts at Hot Summer G & L Festival

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The summer in the City of Los Angeles has the crowds heated up at Outfest 2004. With a large number of Award Winning shorts on the program the audience has been receptive and coming-out so to say at one of the largest Lesbian and Gay festivals in the country. Now in its 22nd year, Outfest has grown to major proportions as also one of the big film festivals in Southern California along with AFI and LA Film Festival.The Shorts Program has had many of the top films around the world screening i...

Santa Barbara Latino CineMedia Fest program

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UCSB and community organizations announce the Inaugural Santa Barbara Latino CineMedia FestivalSUMMARY FACTS: • The Inaugural Santa Barbara Latino CineMedia Festival• A new film festival that celebrates the creativity and vision of Latin American, U.S. Latino and Native American filmmakers• Highlights include a special film-live performance of The Grey Automobile / El Automóvil Gris and a tribute to Mexican filmmakers Arturo Ripstein and Paz Alicia Garciadiego, Regents' L...

Yair Landau to chair Israel Film Festival anniversary

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ISRAEL FILM FESTIVAL CELEBRATES 20 YEARS OF SHOWCASING THE BEST IN ISRAELI CINEMAYair Landau, Vice Chairman of Sony Pictures Entertainment, will serve as the Chairman of the 20th Anniversary of the Israel Film Festival. The Honorary Co-Chairman is Arnon Milchan.Jason Alexander to Host Gala Kick-Off With Award Presentations to Gale Anne Hurd, Norman Jewison, Arthur Hiller and Israeli Filmmaker Eitan EvanOpening Night Film “Nina’s Tragedies” Will Premiere at the Academy of Motion Picture A...

Dandelion Cleveland Fest opener

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THE 28TH CLEVELAND INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL TO OPEN WITH DANDELIONCLOSING NIGHT FILM – BRIGHT YOUNG THINGS DANDELION opens the 28th Cleveland International Film Festival (CIFF) on Thursday, March 18, 2004. The film, written and directed by Mark Milgard, stars Mare Winningham and Arliss Howard and was produced by Molly Mayeux. A favorite at the 2004 Sundance Film Festival, DANDELION tells the beautiful and touching story of Mason Mullich, whose family leads a life of quiet desperation....

HIFF fest director shopping film in Berlin

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HAWAII INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR RETURNS FROM IRAN AND BERLIN FILM FESTIVALS WITH NEW FILMSChuck Boller, Executive Director of HIFF, secures new films from Iran and Berlin film festivalsChuck Boller, Executive Director for the Louis Vuitton Hawaii International Film Festival just returned from two major film festivals, Fajr International Film Festival held in Iran and the Berlin International Film Festival held in Germany. “Our focus at the Louis Vuitton Hawaii Internation...

Dig! Sundance docu winner

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DiG! A musician checks out a song on the radio and says the one word that adequately shows appreciation - “DIG!” It’s the expression we hear at the beginning of this engaging and insightful documentary that won the Documentary Grand Jury Prize at the 2004 Sundance Film Festival. DiG! follows two bands, The Dandy Warhols and the Brian Jonestown Massacre, over a period of 7 years. Director Ondi Timoner whittled down 1,500 hours of footage into a 2-hour collection of concerts, road trips...

Sundance awards announced

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2004 SUNDANCE FILM FESTIVAL ANNOUNCES AWARD WINNERSThe Sundance Film Festival has announced the winners of the Independent Feature Film Competition and the Audience Awards for the 2004 Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah (January 15 - 25).The Documentary Grand Jury Prize was given to DIG!, directed and produced by Ondi Timoner. The Dramatic Grand Jury Prize was presented to PRIMER, directed, written, and produced by Shane Carruth. The Documentary Audience Award was presented to BORN INTO B...

Primer and Dig! win at Sundance

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2004 SUNDANCE FILM FESTIVAL ANNOUNCES AWARD WINNERSThe Sundance Film Festival has announced the winners of the Independent Feature Film Competition and the Audience Awards for the 2004 Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah (January 15 - 25).The Documentary Grand Jury Prize was given to DIG!, directed and produced by Ondi Timoner. The Dramatic Grand Jury Prize was presented to PRIMER, directed, written, and produced by Shane Carruth. The Documentary Audience Award was presented to BORN INTO B...

Slamdance awards

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The Slamdance Film Festival announced its winners tonight in 10 categories at the Slamdance Sparky Award ceremonies at Snow Park Lodge in Deer Valley. "Over the years the Park City Slamdance screenings have become a place for the industry to discover new talent," says Slamdance director Peter Baxter. "Salt Lake City has become increasingly important from a public perspective. This year we expanded into the Madstone Theatres to double our Salt Lake offerings." The "Sparkies" were followed by a pa...

ROADance: another Park City street event

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The ROADance Festival in its 3rd edition and will take place in Park City, UT during the same 10 days of the 2004 Sundance Film Festival, January 15-25, 2004 The Festival is for Short films, showcasing 3-5 minutes mostly. The festival takes place outdoors in the streets (roads) and parking lots of park city....hence the name road dance or ROADance The theatre is actually a standard 14 foot cube truck with a digital projector, a tape deck, a diesel generator and a rear projection screen...Inter...

The online festival

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The Sundance Institute launched the Fourth Annual Sundance Online Film Festival (SOFF) at www.sundance.org. This year’s Online Festival features 30 short films and interactive projects, and hours of new footage highlighting the activities and history of the Sundance Film Festival and Sundance Institute. Included in the new content are interviews with Sundance Film Festival programmers and Sundance Institute staff, behind-the-scenes looks at Institute programs, trailers from past Film Festivals...

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