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Connecticut Gay & Lesbian Film Festival to celebrate its 24th year this May

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  Out Film CT is pleased to announce that the Connecticut Gay & Lesbian Film Festival is celebrating its 24th year this May.  Throughout the year Out Film CT brings informational and entertaining lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) films to the region.  As part of the organization's mission to present timely films on topics relevant to the LGBT community, Out Film CT has shown documentaries, shorts, and full-length feature films on gay marriage, overturning California's Prop...

Minghella Film Festival 11/13 March 2011

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   THIRD ANNUAL MINGHELLA FILM FESTIVAL ISLE OF WIGHT, 11 - 13 MARCH 2011   Fans of Antonio Carluccio will be sorry to hear that unforeseen circumstances now prevent him from attending this year's Minghella Film Festival, where he had hoped to be Guest of Honour at Sunday's Big Italian Brunch party.  Signor Carluccio OBE has sent the following message: "I wish everyone at the Minghella Film Festival 2011 all the best and look forward to joining you next time....

La Mirada Film Festival highlights

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  LA MIRADA FILM FESTIVAL 2011 CO-PROGRAMMED BY PEDRO ALMODÓVAR, GUEST CURATORS ANG LEE, ANTONIO BANDERAS, KEN LOACH AND GUILLERMO DEL TORO THURSDAY 14 APRIL to TUESDAY 26 April 2011 acmi (Australian Centre for the Moving Image) Federation Square, Melbourne Bookings: www.lamirada.org.au or  www.acmi.net.au/ticketing.htm, by phone 03 8663 2583 and at the ACMI Ticket Desk   The fabulous La Mirada Film Festival returns to the Australian C...

NEWSLETTER N° 500: march 3rd, 2011

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 .............                                                                                                                                                          NEWSLETTER N° 500: march 3rd, 2011 Follow this LINK if you cannot read the newsletter properly  500! let us toast to that! Contact the Editor, Advertise with us  This weekly newsletter reaches 90 9...

IFFF panels announced

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PanelsWelcome to the IFFF. Providing professional panels and networking opportunities for aspiring filmmakers to meet with established leaders in the industry is central to IFFF's mission. The 2011 festival will re-present some of last year's more popular panels and add some new and exciting panels in specialized areas of film interest and distribution. Check back periodically for "Panels" schedule additions, changes and/or updates. Seating is limited and many of these ...

CineFest Returns With 8 Days of Cinematic Magic, 4/7-4/14

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CineFestReturns With 8 Days of Cinematic MagicAfter Year Hiatus,Festival Brings U.S. Premieres and Sundance Favorites to Philadelphia-Thursday, April 7,2011 - Thursday, April 14, 2011-  Philadelphia, PA - March 3, 2011 - Oscar season is over, but ThePhiladelphia Cinema Alliance is bubbling over with silver screen excitementwith the return of CineFest, running this year from Thursday, April 7 toThursday, April 14.Boasting over 60 feature films - including U.S. and Worldpremieres, and fe...

Palm Beach Women’s International Film Festival Announces Lineup with Award Winning “The Whistleblower” to Open Festivities.

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Highlights include 10 World Premieres, 7 US Premieres, Films from 15 countries and Sharon Gless Appearance(WestPalm Beach, FL) - Tuesday, March 1, 2011 - The inaugural Palm Beach Women's International Film Festival will open with The Whistleblower, Best Feature Film winner at Palm Springs International Film Festival, directed by female director Larysa Kondracki, starring Vanessa Redgrave and Rachel Weisz. The festival will wrap with the zany comedy Leading Ladies.The full line-up of films eith...

GreenHeroes Episode 4; The Tree of Life

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GreenHeroes are remarkable people who acted on their idea and heroically “ventured forth” to protect our planet. Through their stories, our goal is to inspire people to take action and green their everyday lives. In this episode we find GreenHeroes at the root of the earth’s problems helping find new ways to tackle deforestation, GMOs, mass food production and even poverty in Africa. We feature three women on their journeys to make a difference. Featuring: Tzeporah Berman, organizer of a series of protests that drew 10,000 supporters at the height of the Clayoquot Sound conflict in British Columbia.To achieve her goals, Tzeporah straddles the line between activism and corporate America. She works with corporations such as Staples and Dell to help them become more ecologically friendly. She also convinced Victoria’s Secret to print their catalogues on recycled paper. Wangari Maathai, a Nobel Peace Prize winner, the first environmentalist to be recognized with this honour. Wangari initiated the Green Belt movement in Kenya, a program in which groups of women were paid to plant trees, proving advantageous for both the environment and the women. The movement set off the United Nations One Billion Trees Campaign. Each year, the campaign aims to have one billion trees planted worldwide. Laura Reinsborough, a real pioneer for local food usage and a new mother, she founded an organization that does away with rotting fruit. Laura founded Not Far From The Tree, an organization that harvests fruit bearing plants around Toronto. A third of the bounty goes to the volunteers, a third goes to the owner of the tree and a third goes to local shelters, preventing thousands of pounds of fruit from going to waste.

Cunning Linguistics by Kimberly Deisler

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      If you’re reading this, chances are you know what to expect; smart-ass remarks, a turn of a phrase and a decent amount of cleverly placed sarcasm and profanity, which is why I so enjoy the Independent Spirit Awards.  Spirited aptly describes the entire day from weather to wardrobe, from nominees to winners, from one open bar to the next with Jameson shots and Stella Artois chasers, some sponsor favorites among many a guest.  But the flowing alcohol certainly wasn’t needed to loo...

2011 BigPond Adelaide Film Festival kicked off

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  Adelaide was buzzing this week as hundreds of national and international filmmakers, film industry figures and talent filled the city for the opening weekend of the 2011 BigPond Adelaide Film Festival (BAFF).   The Festival, officially opened by the Premier of South Australian, the Hon Mike Rann, commenced with the world premiere screening of Bob Connolly and Sophie Raymond's highly anticipated documentary MRS CAREY'S CONCERT, followed by a surprise live performance by Emil...

Here's The Best Thing About Oscars 2011, Besides Colin, Natalie & Melissa Leo's F-Bomb

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By Quendrith Johnson, Los Angeles Correspondent   If you wonder what people inside the industry are thinking tonight, get this: The 83rd Annual Oscar presentation was very... independent. In fact, while many derided the indy-minded Spirit Awards for cold weather and water-logged press tents, the Oscars were roundly applauded for their brave indie choices... warm green rooms, and great Wolfgang Puck food, of course. Here's proof from our friends at IFTA:  INDEPENDENT FILMS...

Citrus Cel Animation Film Festival

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After a successful debut last spring, the Citrus Cel Animation Film Festival ("Citrus Cel") is back to spotlight animation as a creative and commercial force with three days of screenings, an exhibit, a competition and parties, April 8-10, 2011 at the 5 Points Theatre and The Cummer Museum of Art and Gardens in Jacksonville, Florida. Citrus Cel is back even stronger in 2011 with three headlining films. First up is famed illustrator, animator and filmmaker Bill Plympton's feature...

The Italian Film Festival 2011 will kick off on 1 March 2011

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  LONDON'S ITALIAN FILM FESTIVAL 2011 1 - 6 March 2011   The Italian Film Festival 2011 will kick off on 1 March 2011 with a concert at London's Cadogan Hall by Nicola Piovani, winner of the Academy Award for the score of Roberto Benigni's Life Is Beautiful in 1998. The festival, due to become an annual event, is organized by the Italian Cultural Institute in London and Cinecittà Luce in Rome...

Join us for Oscar Night® America Grand Rapids - Benefiting the Waterfront Film Festival Feb. 27, 2011!

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Party with Oscar Night® America! Benefiting the Waterfront Film Festival You're invited to attend the Biggest and Brightest Night in Entertainment! Oscar Night® America and the Waterfront Film Festival come together again for the 83rd Academy Awards® telecast and ONLY Official Oscar Party in West Michigan. Watch and take part in the excitement as it happens in Hollywood!! TIME: 5:30pm - Red Carpet Arrivals, Live Music, Auction 7:30pm - Auction closes 8:00pm - 83rd Academy Awards® Tele...

Berlin Buzz 5

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  IRANIAN FILM TAKES LEAD IN CRITICS POLL Trade magazine Screen International has been conducting a poll among leading international critics to predict the film that will win the Golden Bear award, the Berlinale's top prize. Each day in the trade's dailies, seven internationally respected critics are polled to get their response and to (possibly) handicap the winner, which will be announced on Sunday. The critics include Scott Foundas (Film Comment, USA), Derek Malcolm (London Even...

Womens Film Festival

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Women's Film Festival Announces 20th Anniversary LineupWith More Eclectic, Exciting Films than Ever Before The Women’s Film Festival  (WFF) of Brattleboro, Vermont, the longest-running women’sfilm festival in New England and one of the oldest in the world devoted tofilms by and about women, announced its special 20th Anniversary  lineup, March 11 to 20, 2011, ofentertaining and illuminating films that raise awareness of the struggles,accomplishments and creativity of women around the corn...

The Women’s Film Festival (WFF) coming up in Brattleboro

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The Women’s Film Festival (WFF) of Brattleboro, Vermont, the longest-running women’s film festival in New England and one of the oldest in the world devoted to films by and about women, announced its special 20th Anniversary lineup, March 11 to 20, 2011, of entertaining and illuminating films that raise awareness of the struggles, accomplishments and creativity of women around the corner and around the globe. A full list of film and blurbs and downloadable images can be found here. WFF annou...

The Victoria Film Festival (VFF) wrap and awards

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  The Victoria Film Festival (VFF) brought another festive, energy-packed, and visually stunning celebration to the community. The Festival hand-picked unique movies from around the world, some that were later honoured with prestigious nominations including Genie-nominated films such as Trigger, and Leave them Laughing; as well as Oscar-nominated films such as Biutiful, In a Better World, The Illusionist, and Incendies (also Genie nominated). Sold out films included Chef of the South Polar ...

The Napa Valley Film Festival Launches at the 2011 Sundance Film Festival

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Marc Lhormer, Chef Michael Chiarello and Susan Sarandon - Photo courtesy of NVFF On Monday, January 24th, Napa Valley Film Festival (NVFF) Co-Founders and Directors Brenda and Marc Lhormer announce the first annual Nappa Valley Film Festival at their launch party at The St. Regis Deer Valley during The 2011 Sundance Film Festival. The NVFF is an official Sundance Institute Associate. "If the Napa Valley Film Festival's party at Sundance was an indication, my home town ...

Paul Giamatti inspired me tonight in his performance in Barney’s Version

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Paul Giamatti inspired me tonight in his performance in Barney’s Version By Ron Gilbert Inspiration is the key to getting you up in the morning to start a new day with excitement and fervor and those goals that you have set for yourself in whatever you do. As a writer I need to be inspired so that I can explode with creative dialogue so that you can read about a film that moves me. Tonight that happened. Michael Konyves’ script based on Mordecai Richler’s novel, Richard’s dir...

Oman invites indian film-makers

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Oman's  Muscat Festival kicks off today and expects over two million visitors by the time the fest ends on 24th February 2011. Events  include a Fashion Week, Tour of Oman cycle race (which  will feature over 120 of the best names from the Tour de France. ) a food fest and the Extreme Sailing World Championships. As part of the Muscat Festival  playback singer, Sonu Nigam and  the  actress Lara Dutta  will take to the stage on 10th February 2011. Indian superstar Shah Rukh K...

Sundance 2011 survival guide

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While the Sundance Film Festival is all for self-exploration, pushing boundaries, and taking the untrodden path, sometimes a little guidance can go a long way. From last minute ticket advice to must-see panels and musical performances, this Festival 101 crash course will guarantee you don't miss a thing. When you've made it to Park City, you're ready to zip up your fleece, watch some films, sample some restaurants, and get the whole show going. What better way to find out what's h...

Winners Announced for TASTY Awards at Star-Studded Hollywood Event

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Hosted by comedian Zane Lamprey, the show featured a distinguished line up of celebrity presenters including the Food Network's Brian Boitano Tanya Holland, Darryl Robinson, Manouschka Guerrier, and Aida Mollenkamp, E! Entertainment's Amy Paffrath, the Style Network's Jeannie Mai and Peter Ishkhans, food gurus Leslie Sbrocco and Bobby Bognar, TV fashionista Luciene Salomone, and Celebrity Chefs Hubert Keller, Nathan Lyon, Kevin Roberts, Candice Kumai and Fabio Viviani. Among the evenings ...

Golden Globe Round Up 2011

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In 2009 The Golden Globe ceremony didn't have a host. The actors/actresses just came out to present and announce the winner. I don't remember what they did for an opening, but a joke monologue isn't the only way to open the show with energy. I don't want to be a Pollyanna or someone who only accepts niceties and tact, but I felt some of host Ricky Gervais', blunt, roast type humor may have been unnecessary. Do I feel this way because we're talking about Hollywood Royalty, like J...

New Orleans Horror Film Festival

The New Orleans Horror Film Festival is a festival created by horror filmmakers for horror filmmakers. As film auteurs ourselves, we appreciate and admire the blood, sweat and tears that go into making movies, especially on an independent level. It’s no small wonder and no great surprise that so many of today’s top directors got their start in “low budget horror”. With determination and imagination, these artists have created some truly memorable work that has encouraged and inspired a new generation of filmmakers. The NOHFF is committed to celebrating the craft and the art of genre filmmaking at its best. Please visit the official NOHFF website at www.neworleanshorrorfilmfestival.com. Thanks.

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