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  Interview with director Zeina Durra. THE IMPERIALISTS ARE STILL ALIVE (USA, 2010) screened at this year's Sofia International Film Festival in Sofia, Bulgaria.    Some weeks ago, I had the opportunity to speak at length with Zeina Durra in Thessaloniki, Greece about her feature film debut, ‘The Imperialists Are Still Alive' (2010). We had a fun conversation about imperialism and proletariat, conventions, nonconformists, clothes, getting naked... and just eve...

Film Independent launches a Documentary Lab

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Film Independent, the non-profit arts organization that produces the Spirit Awards and the Los Angeles Film Festival, has launched a new Documentary Lab, sponsored by Latino Public Broadcasting, with 14 filmmakers and 9 projects participating. Taking place in Los Angeles, the Documentary Lab is an intensive seven-week program, with a main focus of assisting documentary filmmakers on their works-in-progress and providing creative feedback. All of the Film Independent Labs are designed to suppor...

Milcho Manchevski Talks About Macedonia

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A true star of An International Film Festival FEST 2011 Milcho Manchevski presented his brand new film Mothers, film that could be seen as the continuance of previous 3 films, Dust (2001) and Bones (2007). Films where he talks about Macedonia his home country and where he talks of Macedonian contemporary family. Even if entirely different in style and form, Mothers is, by its subject related to his previous films. Most of Mancheski’s films were shot in Macedonia, written in New York and financ...

INTERVIEW WITH ZEINA DURRA

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Interview with director Zeina Durra.   Some weeks ago, I had the opportunity to speak at length with Zeina Durra in Thessaloniki, Greece about her feature film debut, ‘The Imperialists Are Still Alive' (2010). We had a fun conversation about imperialism and proletariat, conventions, nonconformists, clothes, getting naked... and just everything about film in general.   Zeina is a spirited and passionate young woman and once you get her going, it's hard t...

INTERVIEW WITH ZEINA DURRA

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Interview with director Zeina Durra     Some weeks ago, I had the opportunity to speak at length with Zeina Durra in Thessaloniki, Greece about her feature film debut, ‘The Imperialists Are Still Alive' (2010). We had a fun conversation about imperialism and proletariat, conventions, nonconformists, clothes, getting naked... and just everything about film in general.   Zeina is a spirited and passionate young woman and once you get her goin...

FINAL DEADLINE for ONLINE CONTEST#1 - 01/05/11 - $20 ENTRY - CALL FOR ENTRIES!

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Hello Writers!We hope all is well with your screenwriting!We are thrilled to inform you of fantastic news regarding Philadelphia's SCREENPLAYFEST - Your Online Screenplay Contest!  We have TWO exciting NEW SPONSORS:  ROBERT MCKEE'S STORYLOGUE and DANIEL MANUS' NO BULLSCRIPT CONSULTING.  The addition of these amazing sponsors has pushed our AWARDS total over $5000!Our FINAL DEADLINE for our 1ST ONLINE CONTEST FOR 2011 is:  January 5, 2011... 01/05/11 (11:59PM).  EVERY s...

International Symposium: “Reimaging the Archive

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UCLA Film & Television Archive, and INA (Institut National de l'Audiovisuel, France), with the collaboration of the U.S. Library of Congress, will present a three-day international Symposium: “Reimaging the Archive”: Remapping and Remixing Traditional Models in the Digital Era, this Friday, November 12-14 on the UCLA campus in Westwood. Many of the world’s leading moving image archivists and media companies—as well as academics and researchers from around the world (including NYU, Univ...

Distribution U panel organised in New York by IFP

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DISTRIBUTION U. New YorkSaturday, November 13, 2010, 8:30 AM - 5:45 PM NYU Cantor Film Center, 36 East 8th Street How can filmmakers design innovative — and extremely effective — marketing and distribution strategies for their current project? Addressing that question is the core focus of Distribution U., a one-day "crash course" taking place in New York for the first time on November 13th. Presented by leading distribution strategist Peter Broderick and Scott Kirsner, author of the book "Fa...

DOC NYC awards

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DOC NYC, New York's documentary festival, now in the midst of its inaugural year, announces its award winners the night of Sunday, November 7th at the festival's gala screening of Errol Morris's new film Tabloid at NYU's Skirball Center for the Performing Arts. Prizes were awarded by juries in both the "Viewfinders" and "Metropolis" sections; festival audiences also selected an official DOC NsYC Audience Award. DOC NYC takes place at IFC Center the Ziegfeld Theatre and at New York University ven...

Robert Epstein will be our guest and a doc jury chairman

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One of the special guest at the 18th Edition of Plus Camerimage 2010 will be an internationally acclaimed non-fiction filmmaker, director, producer, writer and editor Robert P. Epstein. He will also serve as the Jury Chairman of the Short Documentary Films Competition “World of Images - Images of The World", held under the patronage of Discovery Networks Central Europe. Robert Epstein The organizers of Plus Camerimage will present a retrospective review o...

Talking 'Quietly' with Cole Wiley

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                          I am super proud to present my good friend Colen C. Wiley. Cole and I met at an NYU interview four years ago where each of us had been interviewed by then NYU film teacher Milcho Manchevski, director of a favorite film of mine, Before the Rain (1994). Cole Wiley is the most educated up and coming filmmaker I know. He is a Harvard Law...

Jerusalem International Film Festival wraps with awards

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The 27th Jerusalem International Film Festival came to an EndThe winner of the Haggiag Family Award for Israeli Cinema Best Full-Length Feature is Intimate Grammar, directed by Nir Bergman, and produced by Assaf AmirThe winner of the Van Leer Award for Israeli Cinema for Best Documentary Film is A Film Unifinished, directed by Yael Hersonski and produced by Noemi Schory and Itay Ken-TorFollowing are the winning films in the Festival competition:The Haggiag Award for Best Full-Length Feature Film...

Inaugural Aruba International Film Festival Carribean spotlight

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The inaugural Aruba International Film Festival (AIFF), which takes place June 4-11, 2010, will include a special screening series that showcases movies from Caribbean filmmakers. Details were revealed today by AIFF co-founder and executive producer Jonathan Vieira. "Although the Film Festival will show films from the four corners of the world, it hasn't forgotten its roots," said Vieira. "Caribbean films have a unique outlook, and a cinematic style that differs from those in ...

Cinéfondation Prizes 2010 awarded by the Jury presided by Atom Egoyan

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This year the Cinéfondation Selection showed 13 student films coming from Asia, Europe, North and South America. The Cinéfondation and Short Films Jury, presided by Atom Egoyan, composed of film directors Carlos Diegues and Marc Recha and actresses Emmanuelle Devos and Dinara Droukarova, has awarded the Cinéfondation prizes during a ceremony in the Buñuel Theatre. First Prize: TAULUKAUPPIAAT (The Painting Sellers) directed by Juho Kuosmanen Aalto University, Finland Second Prize: ...

The Havana Film Festival New York Awards

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  Memories of Overdevelopment / Memorias del Desarrollo by Miguel Coyula (U.S-Cuba) won the Havana Star Prize for Best Picture as voted by the jury members: Louis Perego Moreno, Michael Hausman, and Sandy Lieberson. The Havana Star for Best director went to Rafi Mercado for his film Miente / Lie (Puerto Rico); the Best Screenplay prize went to Ray Figueroa for La Bodega / The Warehouse (Guatemala) and the Special Jury Mention went to Huacho (Chile) directed by Alejandro Fernandez. The Closi...

3D First-Ever Gaming Summit: Download - Screenmancer Exclusive

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RIDING SHOTGUN: THE DIGITAL COWBOYS AT 3D'S 1ST GAMING SUMMIT by Quendrith Johnson, Los Angeles Correspondent 3D First-Ever Gaming Summit: Download - Screenmancer Exclusive -- www.screenmancer.com RIDING SHOTGUN: THE DIGITAL COWBOYS AT 3D'S 1ST GAMING SUMMIT by Quendrith Johnson, Los Angeles Correspondent By now at the first-of-its-kind 3D Gaming Summit (tm) in Universal City, if your mind wasn't blown listening to the haute hi-tech intelligensia quoting JC, then you must have an analogue ...

Havana Film Festival – New York: April 16-23

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Entering its second decade the most important US film festival with a focus on Cuban film making has expanded its programs and venues including links with some of the most prestigious New York art institutions. As a member of the group which established the Havana Film Festival in New York in 2001 I was fortunate to secure some funding from the Ford Foundation for bringing Cuba film makers to the festival, a practice which was continued in the following years contingent on funding and the vaga...

Havana Film Festival New York Ready to Rumble

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Jointly presented with Havana, Cuba's International Festival of New Latin American Cinema, the Havana Film Festival New York is close, but no cigar. Subways and skyscrapers just can't match that fallen Habanero elegance as a habitat for Latino cinema. But if Cuba isn't on your itinerary and Manhattan is, you could do worse than to savor a week of Big Apple screenings from and about Latin America and the Caribbean, and about Latinos in the U.S. Opening Night w...

Havana Film Festival – New York: April 16-23

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Entering its second decade the most important US film festival with a focus on Cuban film making has expanded its programs and venues including links with some of the most prestigious New York art institutions. As a member of the group which established the Havana Film Festival in New York in 2001 I was fortunate to secure some funding from the Ford Foundation for bringing Cuba film makers to the festival, a practice which was continued in the following years contingent on funding and the vagar...

Sarasota Film Festival Brings Gems to the Gold Coast

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Sarasota, Florida is considered ground zero for the recent real estate crash. But any darkness that prevails during April 9-18, 2010 will envelope the inky cinemas where the 12th annual Sarasota Film Festival will unfold. Bookended by Robert Pulcini and Shari Springer Berman’s The Extra Man and James Franco’s Saturday Night, the Gold Coast cotillion spans 168 films. Thirty countries are represented, yielding what director of programming Holly Herrick tallies as the Festival's most diverse li...

Meet Indie Filmmaker: THE LAST CIGARETTE

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Article by Kaly Halkawt     NYU film student, Gabrielle Demeestere, who recently submitted her short The Last Cigarette to ÉCU 2010’s Non-European Dramatic Short category discusses the humorous side of smoking.   Q: Tell me briefly about your film? The Last Cigarette is a short comedy I directed in my first year of graduate school at NYU film school. It tells the story of Lise, a French tourist, who finds herself alienated by her smoking habit in...

MIAAC Indian Film Festival Winners

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  The MIAAC Indian Film Festival, sponsored by the Mahindra Indo-American Arts Council, wrapped up five days of premiere screenings, special events, chic parties and industry networking events with a gala awards ceremony on Sunday night, November 15th at the Walter Reade Theatre at New York's Lincoln Center. The ceremony included the US premiere of Aniruddha Roy Chowdhury’s ANTAHEEN.  Stars Rahul Bose and Kalyan Roy attended the premiere along with actors and filmmakers including Sh...

Miami Shorts: Festival in action

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The Miami Short Film Festival (MsFF) has unveiled a sneak peek of the program for its 8th annual edition, scheduled for November 13th - 22nd, announcing a special focus on the environment. "Back To The Roots" is MsFF's slogan for 2009, as the Festival adds a new prize category for Best Environmental Short Film and replaces its Opening Night Gala red carpet with a "green" carpet. "The first films ever made were short films," MsFF Founder and Director William Vel...

Bogle on Kazan

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Donald Bogle:  Most notable Black Historian, NYU and University of Pennsylvania film professor, and author,  speaks about world reknown film and theatre director Elia Kazan.  During Kazan's career, he won three Academy Awards, four Golden Globes, and five Tony awards. His most notable films: "Gentleman's Agreement", "On the Waterfront", "A Tree Grows in Brooklyn", "East of Eden", and "A Streetcar Named Desire".Donald Bogle:  Author:  "&...

Bogle on Kazan

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Donald Bogle: Most notable Black Historian, NYU and University of Pennsylvania film professor, and author, speaks about world reknown film and theatre director Elia Kazan. During Kazan's career, he won three Academy Awards, four Golden Globes, and five Tony awards. His most notable films: "Gentleman's Agreement", "On the Waterfront", "A Tree Grows in Brooklyn", "East of Eden", and "A Streetcar Named Desire".Donald Bogle: Author: ""Toms, Coons, Mulattoes, Mammies and Bucks: An Interpretative...

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