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AFI announces Bernardo Bertolucci as Guest Artistic Director

The American Film Institute (AFI) announced today that internationally acclaimed filmmaker and Academy Award®-winning director and screenwriter Bernardo Bertolucci will serve as its Guest Artistic Director at AFI FEST 2012 presented by Audi. Last year’s Guest Artistic Director was Pedro Almodóvar, and David Lynch, an alumnus of the AFI Conservatory, held the role in 2010. As Guest Artistic Director, Bertolucci has selected four feature films for his special sidebar program at...

Hollyshorts full line up of best shorts: A to Z

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FULL LINEUP FOR 8TH ANNUAL HOLLYSHORTS FILM FESTIVAL ANNOUNCED 300 Projects In-Competition, 50 World Premieres---Short Form Content Representing 20 Countries 2012 HollyShorts Visionary Award Honoree Joe Carnahan Set To Present Special Screening of his  Paramount Pictures Acclaimed Feature Narc Preceded By the Showcase of His Short Film For Sale By Owner Fest Unleashes It's 2nd Annual HollyShorts Indie Film Summit With Panels and Case Studies from Producers Guild of America, Int...

AAIFF 2012: Interview with Supercapitalist Producer Derek Ting

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By Maria Esteves – August 3, 2012   Extraordinaire Derek Ting (DT) is an Asian American actor, producer, and writer who lives and work in Hong Kong. Ting is a native New Yorker who started his film career after experiencing the aftermath of 9/11. He is one to keep your eyes on in the circuit of independent films. In 2003, Ting became president of the Asian American International Film Festival (AAIFF) collaborative group. As president, he renamed the group to Asian American ...

Design Showcase West (DSW) celebrated its 10th Anniversary at UCLA School of Theater, F

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Design Showcase West (DSW), a nationally recognized exhibition, will celebrate its 10th Anniversary at UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television (TFT) Saturday, June 9, 2012.  Tony® Award-winning costume designer Judith Dolan, this year’s Keynote Speaker, will address the DSW annual gathering of distinguished guests, leaders of industry craft and design guilds and honorees. Commenting on DSW’s tenth year, TFT Department of Theater Chair, Michael Hackett says, “We are proud of D...

16th International Film Festival SOFIA FILM FESTIVAL

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SFF is organized by Art Fest under the patronage of the Sofia Municipality, in partnership with the Ministry of Culture, the National Film Centre and National Palace of Culture, with the support of the programs MEDIA and MEDIA Mundus of the European Commission, UNESCO – Regional Bureau for Science and Culture in Europe, national and foreign cultural institutes and sponsors. The main sponsor of the 16th edition of the festival is Jameson Irish Whiskey. The 16th Sofia Intern...

Scalene a CFF Winner!

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Zack Parker and ‘Scalene’ continue to ride CFF success Two decades spent working in and around movies is beginning to pay dividends for filmmaker Zack Parker, and he credits the recognition he received at the 2011 Cincinnati Film Festival for helping to push his film Scalene to greater heights. Parker was named Best Director and Scalene Best Narrative Feature at the Cincinnati Film Festival in September, and coupled with his Grand Jury Prize at Dances With Films in Los Angeles earlier...

Short films featured at the 65th Festival de Cannes

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Whereas the Official Selection for feature films will be presented on Thursday 19 April, the Official Selection for short films is being unveiled in an exclusive preview. The Cinéfondation and Short Films Jury, presided over by Jean-Pierre Dardenne, will reward the best films from the Short Film Competition and the Cinéfondation Selection. Short Films Competition   Competing for the 2012 Short Film Palme d'or, ten films have been selected from among the 4,500 films that were submitted...

The Tribeca Film Institute (TFI) today announced the recipient of the 2012 Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Student Grand Jury Prize f

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Grainger David of NYU's Tisch School of the Arts to Receive Financial Support, Supervision and Guidance from the Tribeca Film Institute as the Winner  of Sloan's Prize for Science-Themed Screenplay. Sloan Has Awarded over $3.5 Million in Direct Grants to Film Students Since 1997   The Tribeca Film Institute (TFI) today announced the recipient of the 2012 Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Student Grand Jury Prize for Screenwriting. Penny Stock by Grainger David of NYU's Tisch School of...

Second annual Documentary Lab selects 10 filmmakers

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Film Independent, the non-profit arts organization that produces the Spirit Awards and the Los Angeles Film Festival, has announced the filmmakers and projects selected for its second annual Documentary Lab, sponsored by Latino Public Broadcasting. Starting this week and continuing through the end of April, the Documentary Lab is an intensive seven-week program in Los Angeles, with the main focus of assisting documentary filmmakers on their works-in-progress and providing creative feedback. All ...

26th TEDDY AWARD 2012 – The Winners

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The nine members of the international jury – organisers of queer and other film festivals – view films within the framework of all programs of the Berlinale which have queer context. Three films are nominated for each category and one receives a TEDDY AWARD for best feature film, best documentary/essay film and the best short film. Die neun Mitglieder der internationalen Jury – Organisatoren queerer und anderer Filmfestivals – sichten Filme aus allen Sektionen der Berlinale mit queere...

LA Film Fest appoints Stephanie Allain as Festival Director

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    Film Independent, the non-profit arts organization that produces the Los Angeles Film Festival and the Spirit Awards, announced the selection of accomplished film producer Stephanie Allain as its new Los Angeles Film Festival Director, starting immediately. She succeeds Rebecca Yeldham, who recently elected to step down for personal reasons. Stephanie will be working closely with Festival Managing Director Gloria Campbell and Festival Artistic Director David Ansen, as we...

LA Fest appoints Stephanie Allain, producer with stellar track record

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 Film Independent, the non-profit arts organization that produces the Los Angeles Film Festival and the Spirit Awards, announced the selection of accomplished film producer Stephanie Allain as its new Los Angeles Film Festival Director, starting immediately. She succeeds Rebecca Yeldham, who recently elected to step down for personal reasons. Stephanie will be working closely with Festival Managing Director Gloria Campbell and Festival Artistic Director David Ansen, as well as Associate Direc...

Film Series, Soviet History Through Soviet Film, starts tonight, Jan. 17!

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Calling all cineastes! There's a film series starting tonight from a part of the world that's had an huge influence on South East Europe, so I wanted to alert you. It's being put on by the UCLA Center for European and Eurasian Studies. The first film is tonight:   Date:   Tues., Jan. 17, 2011 Time:   6:30pm Place:   UCLA, 11630F Charles E. Young Research Library Park:    Structure 3 (off Sunset) Walk south past Melnitz Hall and the Broad Art...

Free Lecture: Baltic States 20 Years After Independence tomorrow at UCLA 12 noon

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Happy New Year! To start out the New Year right, how about a free public lecture at UCLA on the achievements of the modern Baltic States? It’s perfect for you South East Europe fans out there.   “The Baltic States 20 Years After Independence: Achievements and Disappointments,” a public lecture by Prof. Mark Kramer of Harvard University’s Davis Center for Russian and Eurasian Studies, will be held:   Thursday Jan. 12, 2012 12noon – 2pm (sandwi...

Film Independent announces two new co Presidents

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The Film Independent Board Chairman Bill Condon announced that Senior Director Sean Mc Manus and Director of Artist Development Josh Welsh have been appointed to newly created positions of Co-Presidents. They succeed Executive Director Dawn Hudson, who departed in June to join the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences as CEO. In their new positions, Mc Manus and Welsh will work together to lead the organization and run its year-round programs that nurture independent filmmakers and ex...

11th annual Producers Lab filmmakers selected

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Film Independent, the non-profit arts organization that produces the Film Independent Spirit Awards and Los Angeles Film Festival has announced the filmmakers and projects selected for its 11th annual Producers Lab. Sponsored by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, the seven-week program takes place in Los Angeles and is designed to help producers improve their craft, and move their current projects into production in a nurturing, yet challenging creative environment. Film Independent has also awarde...

More about the Slovenian Retrospective at the Hammer Museum

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More about “Slovenia Begs to Differ,” a unique retrospective of Slovenian films, 1945-present, that played in September at the Hammer Museum’s Billy Wilder Theater. It was curated by Vera Mijojlic, artistic director of the South East European Film Festival (SEE FEST) and Shannon Kelley, head of public programs at UCLA’s Film and Television Archive, with special thanks to Nerina T. Kocjancic of the Slovenian Film Center.   My second Slovenian film experience feat...

Slovenian films a great success in LA

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Los Angeles was recently treated to “Slovenia Begs to Differ,” a unique retrospective of Slovenian films, 1945-present. The film series took place over three weekends in September 2011 at the Hammer Museum’s 295-seat Billy Wilder Theater, which was consistently full or 2/3 full every night. Many film aficionados showed up to see films shown from archival 35mm prints. The films were curated by Vera Mijojlic, artistic director of the South East European Film Festival, and Shannon Kel...

Silent Film Festival wrapped

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After four days of packed houses and 18 extraordinary programs, the 16th Annual San Francisco Silent Film Festival ended on a spectacular note.  Alexander Payne introduces the Closing Night Film Photo © Pamela Gentile    The festival concluded with Victor Sjöström's masterpiece HE WHO GETS SLAPPED and the brilliant accompaniment by the Matti Bye Ensemble from Sweden. In their excellent introductions of the film, Guest Director...

7th Annual HollyShorts Film Festival Takes off August 11-18 at Various Locations in Hollywood, CA

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7th Annual HollyShorts Film Festival Takes off August 11-18 at Various Locations in Hollywood, CA Hollywood, July 16, 2011—The organizers of HollyShorts (www.hollyshorts.com) have announced the full lineup for the 7th annual HollyShorts Film Festival, which takes place August 11-18 in various locations throughout Hollywood. Acclaimed writer Jamie Linden (Dear John, We Are Marshall) will premiere his short film “The Envelope in the Glovebox” which he used to pitch into the ...

Cannes highlights newsletter 508‏

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7 .............                                                                                                                                                          NEWSLETTER N° 508: May 13, 2011 Follow this LINK if you cannot read the newsletter properly  Need TV coverage from red carpet or Press conference? Email us Cannes sponsoring and advertising options on call. Email ...

UCLA will honor industry leaders Stacey Snider, Lawrence Bender and Lisa Cho

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UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television (TFT) 2011 Festival of New Creative Work will honor prominent entertainment industry leaders Stacey Snider, Lawrence Bender and Lisa Cholodenko during the week-long event; it was announced today by Teri Schwartz, Dean of UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television.Stacey Snider will receive TFT’s prestigious Champion Spirit Award. Selected by TFT students, the award recipient is an industry professional who throughout their career has demonstrated gr...

The 6th edition of the Los Angeles Jewish Film Festival opens on May 5th

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2011 Film Selections Online Tickets Now Available!2011 Highlights 2011 Film Categories CONFLICTS and ISSUES TRADITION and IDENTITY HISTORY and LEGACY INSPIRATION CONFLICTS and ISSUES He's My Girl (La Folle Histoired'Amour de Simon Eskenazy) Los Angeles Premiere! Comedy/France/100 minutes/2009 Written & Directed by Jean-Jacques Zilbermann Starring Antoine de Caunes, Mehdi Dehbi and Elsa Zylberstein French with English subtitles Based on th...

Gothic thriller concludes Noir Festival in Hollywood

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  by Alex Deleon The 13th annual Film Noir festival concluded its edgy three week run at the hallowed Egyptian Theater in Hollywood on April 20, with the stomach churning identity theft thriller, "My Name is Julia Ross", (Columbia, 1945) starring Nina Foch in a memorable role as a kidnapped-for-murder blonde in an eerie Gothic mansion on the cliffs over the sea in Cornwall, U.K. While this is really more of a Gothic murder mystery than a pure noir, contract director Joseph...

Gothic Thriller concludes Noir City, Hollywood

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GOTHIC THRILLER CONCLUDES NOIR CITY, HOLLYWOOD, 2011by Alex Deleon The 13th annual Film Noir festival concluded its edgy three week run at the hallowed Egyptian Theater in Hollywood on April 20, with the stomach churning identity theft thriller, "My Name is Julia Ross", (Columbia, 1945) starring Nina Foch in a memorable role as a kidnapped-for-murder blonde in an eerie Gothic mansion on the cliffs over the sea in Cornwall, U.K. While this is really more of a Gothic murder mystery than a pure noi...

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