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Chashama Film Festival

In our quest for a vision we ask ourselves this: If we blended the continents into one entity, what would the ramifications be? If borders were porous, allowing through a free exchange of inspiration, culture, political and religious ideas—what would it look like? Sound like? Feel like? We are here to explore all cultures and hope to show what drives them or where their influence comes from. Opening on October 22, 2009, the second annual chashama Film Festival aims to give us a taste of this global village with its 2009 festival, themed “Festival of the Worlds.” By screening films that voice diverse opinions and present international views, we hope to move us one step further from disassociation in the direction of a unified whole. Our goal is to not only push boundaries, but to erase them. The Festival of the Worlds will provide a forum for global expression, a place for filmmakers and audience members to cultivate a better understanding of their brothers and sisters of different origins. It is a platform for a spectrum of political , sociological and philosophical ideologies presented in an environment designed to foster creative and intellectual expansion. Our goal is to explore both the differences and the similarities of the international community in order to become a more educated population, one that is more capable of avoiding negative historical cycles and more willing to push us into a sustainable future. At last year’s festival, we screened 54 films out of 200+ submissions and reached an audieznce of approximately 500. The festival spanned three days, and included films from Egypt, Switzerland, Greece and the United States. Directors flew in from around the globe to be a part of our festival, and we were honored to give out 15 Victor Awards, 2 of which were audience selections and the rest awarded by deliberation of a panel of 5 judges. Last year’s theme was “Films that other festivals are afraid to show.” This year we are expanding that theme to formalize the global component: films that the world need to see. We expect this year’s festival to reach an audience of over 1000 people in venues that embrace today’s global nature, including museums and international theaters. The festival is designed to cultivate a community of filmmakers who can share, network, and help to build each other’s visions. At chashama, we believe that the art of film and the existence of uncensored, non-corporate media outlets are vital to an informed, compassionate and understanding population. We aim to break away from mass-media caricatures and portrayals of lifestyles that are incongruous with reality or void of critical analysis. What we look for is real feeling, real questions, real ideas. As New Yorkers, we feel it is our responsibility to be on the cutting edge of social and political change and a model for progressive ideas, in this case using film is our medium. At this time of widespread economic and political instability, when the world is breathing for change, for unification and for peace, we know our action is essential. Our action is art. We hope that you will join us in realizing our vision. Sociology In a large area to explore our schedule will be dictated through mirages of these categories. Definition: Ethnocentrism- Judging other cultures by the standards of your own culture. 2. Types of Culture and Social Change 3. Socialization and Deviance 4. Interaction Groups and Organizations 5. Population, Ecology, and Urbanization Social Inequalities 6. Inequalities of Social Class 7. Inequalities of Race, Ethnicity, and Gender Social Institutions 8. Marriage and Family 9. Education 10. Religion 11. The Political Order 12. The Economy 13. Medicaine and Healthcare Working for change 14. Collective Social Action -Collective Behavior -Socail Movements -Collective Socail Action and Working for Change Critical thinking is an important part of why we are...... Philosophy Reality- 4 antinomies(Limitation of, pluarlity, causality, neccessity as a whole); the Cosmos Bodies- Universal laws of nature Personality- developing human capacities Knowledge- Analytic vs. Synthetic judgements; Knowledge and Faith Freedom- Freedom and Neccesity Morality- Moral training Society- The problem of a good society; types of government; War and Peace; Friendship Religion- The Theological idea Immortality- The prospect of a future life Fulfillment- Happiness; Moral Perfection Political Explorations -History of -People From -Current and Immediate situations -Filmmakers View -Justice System -World Goverments -Communisim -Socialism -Capitalism

Harlem International Film Festival

Celebrating the art of film in the home of the Harlem Renaissance, the Harlem International Film Festival (HIFF) aims to give tribute, inspire, educate and entertain by bringing the world to Harlem and Harlem to the world.

Caroline`s On Broadway Presents Funny Film Shorts

Caroline`s On Broadway has successfully reinvented its Funny Film Shorts Festival, an ongoing monthly competition of comedic short films and animation. The host of the show is comedian Demetri Martin, with special guest Kevin Meaney


Bandigital presents cutting edge new digital film in New York, Los Angeles, Sarajevo, Leipzig and Berlin from a base in Northern Ireland. Ongoing since 1999.

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1st Abc

Aurora is a global online film festival. We accept all films in all categories in all genres and all films we will show online from 12.6.2008-30.6.2008. Standard entry fee is $ 50.00.

Asian American Int`l Film Festival

Asian American Int`l Film Festival is the oldest and longest running festival dedicated to showcasing the works by film and video makers of Asian descent.

New York Video Film Festival

As film & video mesh more,these artists`works take on greater importance in moving images` historical context. A week of aesthetic exploration from personal diaries & digital meditations to wacky and wild, NY video festival invigorates your senses.

New York Asian Film Festival

Are you ready for controversial maverick, TAKASHI MIIKE, Japan`s #1 current director. Mikke is a virtual volcano of moviemaking and you are invited to come suck up his lava. Titles incl. CITY OF LOST SOULS, AUDITION, & HAPPINESS OF THE KATAKURIS.

New Directors/new Films

An international showcase of roughly three dozen fiction and documentary features and shorts from up and coming directors from around the world.

The New York Jewish Film Festival

An international festival of cinema that illuminates the worldwide Jewish experience.


An arts and film festival.

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Ny S/m Film Festival

A variety of feature-length and short films will be screened, selected to showcase the diversity of S/M sexuality and appeal to the burgeoning popular interest in this subculture programmed by TES, the oldest and largest S/M support group in the US.

Nyc Midnight Movie Making Madness Film Competition

A film competition where filmmakers write, direct and edit a film within 24 hours. Can you make a movie in 24 hours?

Italian-american Short Film Night

A festival promoting non-stereotypical images of the Italian-American experience and the work of emerging Italian-American actors, writers, and directors.

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Lpr Un-silent Film Festival

A festival of new and classic silent films brought to life with live music accompaniment. All selected films will be presented with live musical accompaniment in LPR`s acoustically dazzling mainspace.

Coven Of The Arts

A collective that puts on shows composed of short film, documentaries, video, commercials. With shows every 6 weeks in NYC, in London summer 2000, that serve as a networking/forum for all industry, The year ends with the "best of" the year`s Coven shorts

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Troma Dance Film Festival In Park City, Utah

A 1-day celebration of TRULY independent cinema, Troma Dance is an alternative to Sundance Fest. Filmmakers can register their films for free. Troma`s Edge TV is a show with Blood, Sex, Violence & laughs.

Bollywood Awards (new York)

3rd edition specialising in Indian films will be held in New Yok with Steven Seagal.

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Legacy Film Festival

3 weekends focussing on important and courageous acts of bearing witness to the Holocaust. Documentaries and features share the experiences of survivors and those who perished.

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New York Lower East Side Film Festival

"Popcorn and a Pint!" Competitive indie film festival. Screenings in various downtown bars and venues in New York`s trendy Lower East Side. Young and offbeat, includes nightly parties, music and beer!

Nomad Short Film Showcase

Featuring the best short films under 5 minutes on Earth. Period. NSFS is dedicated solely to the art of the shortest Short Films. A pioneer, cultural event will provide a monthly forum to showcase the most creative short films from around the world!

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Gerardmer : au programme des festivités fantastiques un Hommage à John Landis

A l'occasion de cette 16èédition, et en collaboration avec la Cinémathèque françaisequi lui consacrera une rétrospective du 28 janvier au 1er mars 2009,le Festival rendra hommage, vendredi 30 janvier, en sa présence, au réalisateur et scénariste américain:John LANDIS    John Landis, décidéà faire carrière dans le cinéma,  entrecomme simple coursier à laCentury Fox. De 1969 à 1971, il travaille comme cascadeur oudialogue-coach sur de nombreux « paella-westerns ». Inspir...


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