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2010 Great Lakes Film Fest Call For Entries

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Considered among the top 100 most popular film festivals in the world, the 9th annual Great Lakes International Film Festival has officially opened its Call for Entries and will accept submissions internationally of independently produced feature length and short length films and scripts in the genres of documentary, horror, experimental, Religious/Spiritual, animation, and all genre of music videos and Gay/Lesbian for the 2010 festival, September 22nd. Thru September 29th. 2010.   Ou...

THE PRICE OF SUGAR

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  Director Bill HANEY              In the Dominican Republic, a tropical island-nation, tourists flock to pristine beaches unaware that a few miles away thousands of dispossessed Haitians have toiled under armed-guard on plantations harvesting sugarcane, much of which ends up in U.S. kitchens. They work grueling hours and frequently lack decent housing, clean water, electricity, education or healthcare. Narrated by Paul Newman, "The Price of...

Division and unity: Cinema in the Middle East Round-table

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The round-table discussion “Division and Unity: Cinema in the Middle East” took place on Tuesday, November 18th at Stavros Tornes theatre, as part of the 49th Thessaloniki’s International Film Festival spotlight on Middle Eastern cinema. According to Dr. Hassan Βadawy, professor of History and Archeology of Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Middle East is a land of extremities, of faith in faithlessness, of being dogmatic about being non-dogmatic. ‘The major question for filmmakers ...

Mary Pickford

TIMELINE:Mary Pickford, The Movies, and Entertainment Chronology  1870:              A half century y of tremendous industrial growth begins in the U.S.  Millions of European immigrants will arrive over the coming decades, seeking work. 1878               October 19:  Eadweard Muybridge’s photographs of a horse’s stride are published in Scientific American.  The groundbreaki

Sponsors and partners of the 61th Locarno Festival edition

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The 61st edition of the Locarno International Film, which opens on August 6, has been made possible thanks to the contribution of numerous sponsors and partners in the private sector. For Marco Solari, Festival President, «all these businesses have contributed, each in their own way, and in varying proportions, to making the next edition possible. They are all immensely important to the Festival, not only for their generous financial support, but also for the experience and competence they agre...

SFIFF "Scoop du Jour" Friday May 2

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courtesy of fest08.sffs.org Video Scoop The video edition of Scoop features interviews with Mike Leigh, director Ted Thomas (Walt & El Grupo), and director Barry Jenkins (Medicine for Melancholy). Who’s in Town? Arriving today are directors Patricio Lanfranco (The Judge and the General), Jonathan Levine (The Wackness), Mahmoud al Massad (Recycle), Jirí Menzel (I Served the King of England) and Robb Moss (Secrecy); subject Juan Guzmán (The Judge and the General); and jurors Florence Alm...

SEARCH ENGINE STRATEGIES NEW YORK CONFERENCE & EXPO 2008 COVERAGE

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By Maria Esteves - April 2, 2008 Search Engine Strategies New York Conference & Expo (SESNY08) was held at the Hilton Hotel, March 17-20, 2008. SES, annually present global technological advances in the search engine marketing industry. This year's conference included keynote presentations, seminars, panel discussions, workshops, exhibit halls, special events, receptions, Search Engine Marketing (SEM) Training, and the launch of SES Magazine. The SESNY08 Opening Keynote Presentatio...

War zone filmmaking: Going into battle

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War zone filmmaking: Going into battleBy Kellie SouthanSo you’re an independent filmmaker and you’ve got it pretty tough. Filmmaking is an expensive business, and you have to tell your story with a limited budget. Worse, you’ve got to fight tooth and nail to find the revenue in the first place. If you work long and hard enough, you might finish your project on schedule and then it’s up to you to promote it, get it seen, take it to festivals, find a distributor and garner support. Not exa...

Film schools festival finale in Munich

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After numerous sold out screenings and many rewarding encounters between film students from around the world, the 27th Munich filmschoolfest came to a close. Young, emerging filmmakers from twenty-eight film schools in 20 countries presented 39 films to enthusiastic Munich audiences. The distinguished, five-member jury was presided over by internationally acclaimed director of photography Michael Ballhaus.THE 2007 AWARDS & THEIR WINNERSBEST FILM - VFF YOUNG TALENT AWARD (€ 7500) Donated by: VF...

Films Not Playing At Your Local Theater (Yet)

 Friday, November 16-------Although every Friday sees a glut of film openings making their way to film theaters, the truth is that a large number of worthy films never find traditional theatrical distribution. That is one of the reasons that the brave new worlds of internet downloads and other non-traditional distribution methods hold such promise. However, until these new methodologies take hold in such a way that they can generate the same or similar revenue, theatrical distribution remains t...

'This is Nollywood,' to screen at London's Raindance

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Center for Digital Imaging Arts at Boston University's Award Winning Film "This is Nollywood", which captures the spirit of the Nigerian film industry and how it enables Africans with few resources to tell their own stories to their own audience, continues its international tour at the Raindance Film Festival in London on October 6, 2007."This is Nollywood," captures the spirit of the Nigerian film industry and how it enables Africans with few resources to tell their own stories to their own aud...

Raindance line up announced: the festival gets ready for heavy program

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15th Raindance Film Festival  will run September 25 - October 7thFeature Films and Feature Documentaries Screening  THE AMAZING LIVES OF THE FAST FOOD GRIFTERS [TACHIGUISHI RESTUDEN] Japan 104'Director: Mamoru OsuiiPrincipal Cast: Kaito Kissuoji, Mako Hyodo, Tosuio Suzuki, Shinji HiguchiShort Synopsis: Hit Japanese blockbuster from the director of Ghost in the Shell.THE AMAZING GRACE Nigeria 83'Director: Jeta AmataDirector of Photography: Joseph TaylorPrincipal Cast: Nick Moran, Scott...

SILVERDOCS Sets An Example By Going Green

Saturday, June 16-----SILVERDOCS: AFI/Discovery Channel Documentary Festival is setting an example by being one of the first such festival events to actively try and reduce its carbon footprint and demonstrate how it can run its Festival efficiently with an eye towards energy conservation. This reporter, when told that the Festival wanted to encourage visitors to use public transporation to come from the Airport to the DC suburb of Silver Spring, was happy to do his part (although the Festiv...

The 29th Annual Mountainfilm Goes Green in 2007

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Memorial Day Weekend Kicks Off the Annual Film Festival with the Moving Mountains Symposium on Energy Followed with More Than 60 Independent FilmsMountainfilm, America's premier showcase for independent films dealing with world cultures, adventure and the environment, will take place Memorial Day weekend in Telluride, Colo. The festival begins with the Moving Mountains Symposium on Energy on May 25 and is followed by a host of activities and more than 60 independent films by filmmakers from arou...

Miami Festival program includes 23 documentary features:

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In recent years, the documentary film has taken flight in terms of commercial interest. At the heart of this trend, the Miami International Film Festival (MIFF), presented by Miami Dade College (MDC), remains one of the premiere festivals for celebrating non-fiction filmmaking from around the world, as recently announced in their 2007 program. “We are always compelled by the art of storytelling in the documentary form,” said Festival Director Nicole Guillemet. “Non-fiction filmmaking borr...

Al Gore transfigured by Guggenheim, outshine stars in Santa Barbara

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Off the street customers shelled out sixty bucks a shot ($60 USD) last night to pack the mighty Arlington Theater from wall to wall and stem to stern, for a privileged view and hearing with former vice president and Nobel Peace Prize nominee, Al Gore, in town with director Davis Guggenheim to present their landmark Global Warning documentary, "An Inconvenient Truth". Festival director Roger Durling, barely able to contain his excitement at pulling this off -- (i.e., getting Gore to swing up to...

The Prestige Tesla's magic, Bowie's mystique

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After the little liked and little seen Canadian drama, Mr Rice’s Secret, in 2000, David Bowie makes a stylish return to movies as brilliant Serb-born scientist Nikola Tesla – the only character based on a real historical figure in Christopher Nolan’s new film, The Prestige. Tesla’s life and work are every bit as magical as the film’s subject matter, reports Andrew L. Urban, and Bowie gives him a profound mystique.The first time you see him on screen, there is a moment of hesitation; yo...

7th Annual Woodstock Museum FREE Film Festival

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7th Annual Woodstock Museum FREE Film Festival runs September 1-3 at Woodstock Town Hall Herewith the detailed program SEPT 1 - FRIDAY 8PM Opening Ceremony with Rainbow Weaver, Mohawk Turtle ClanUsing Iroquois protocol, the film festival opens with traditionalIroquois Thanksgiving ceremony. Everyone’s in the circle.No one is left out. 8:30 One Day at a Time Filmmaker Jennifer Horndocuments Aunt Christine whose upbeat spirit takes a new spinon an otherwise...

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...

Fort Lauderdale Film Festival concludes with awards

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The Fort Lauderdale Film Festival concluded its 20th edition this past Sunday, with the announcement of its awards. The Festival, which has the distinction of being the longest in the world, running almost 40 days, had a year like none other; having survived a Category 3 Hurricane and a week of no electricity, phone service or internet connection.The Festival, which featured over 200 films, premiered on October 14 with the premiere of THE MATADOR, starring Pierce Brosnan and Greg Kinnear. Closin...

Fort Lauderdale Fest (almost) Gone With The Wind

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A film festival is formidable enough. Hundreds of film prints moving, sometimes uneasily, from Point A to Point B. Thousands of demanding audience members to be pleased. Dozens of high maintenance invited filmmakers, sponsors and special guests to be accommodated. A film festival is, for its organizers, a hurricane unto itself.But what if your event, which takes a year of planning, cajoling, fundraising and sheer nerve, meets up with a true force of Nature….a Category 3 Hurricane that suspends...

Conversations with Other Women in competition at Tokyo

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Tokyo International Film Festival (TIFF)was established in 1985, and celebrates its 18th anniversary this year. It runs from October ééto 30.As one of the largest international film festivals in the world, TIFF has left a large footprint in the Japanese film industry and culture in general. On the third day of TIFF director Hans Canosa, accompanied by actor Aaron Eckhart, presented the film Conversations with Other Women (in competition at Tokyo Film Festival) and both artists answered questio...
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