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UCLA TFT Festival of New Creative Work 2011

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AARON SORKIN, ALLISON ANDERS AND JUNE FORAY TO BE HONORED AT UCLA TFT 2011 FESTIVAL OF NEW CREATIVE WORK Aaron Sorkin, Allison Anders and June Foray will be among those honored at this year's Festival of New Creative Work presented by UCLA's School of Theater, Film & Television (TFT) http://legacy.tft.ucla.edu/festival/. The annual week-long festival showcases and screens the works of TFT's emerging artists, and honors the work of the entertainment industry's brightest and most respecte...

Indian Film Festival of Los Angeles (IFFLA) jury members announced

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  Respected Hollywood and media personalities will serve on the Features, Documentaries and Shorts juries of the 9th Annual Indian Film Festival of Los Angeles (IFFLA), the organization announced today. The festival runs April 12-17 at ArcLight Hollywood in Los Angeles, California.   IFFLA Executive Director Christina Marouda said, "We are very appreciative to have such distinguished members of the film industry join us.  From academics and acting to filmmaking and jou...

Born in Mississippi, raised in Watts, educated at UCLA, "Killer of Sheep" director, CHARLES BURNETT, at KAFFNY!

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“Killer of Sheep” Director, Charles Burnett, on The LA Riots Born in Mississippi, raised in Watts,  educated at UCLA Film School, “Killer of Sheep” director,  Charles Burnett is one of the most influential African American filmmakers.  Watch live from the Korean American Film Festival/New York on March 19, 2011, as he discusses the likeliness of another LA Riots, redlining, the LAPD and teaching his children how to handle the police if ever confronted by them. Cou...

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 ...

22nd PSIFF Winners and closing gala

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  22nd ANNUAL PALM SPRINGS INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL ANNOUNCES FESTIVAL WINNERS Palm Springs, CA (January 16, 2011) –The 22nd Annual Palm Springs International Film Festival announced this year’s award winners at a luncheon at Spencer’s Restaurant on Sunday, January 16, 2011.  The Festival, held from January 6-17, 2011, screened 205 films from 69 countries, including 41 of the 65 foreign language entries for this year’s Academy Awards®. Palm Springs’ increas...

Palm Springs International Film Festival Awards

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The Whistleblower Mercedes-Benz Audience Award for Best Narrative Feature; Louder Than a Bomb Audience Award for Best Documentary Feature; Of Gods and Men Receives FIPRESCI Award; Nothing's All Bad Receives New Voices/New Visions Award; Summer Pasture Receives The John Schlesinger Award The 22nd Annual Palm Springs International Film Festival announced this year's award winners at a luncheon at Spencer's Restaurant on Sunday, January 16, 2011.  The Festival, held from January 6-17,...

Palm Springs International Film Festival Awards

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The 22nd Annual Palm Springs International Film Festival announced this year's award winners at a luncheon at Spencer's Restaurant on Sunday, January 16, 2011. The Festival, held from January 6-17, 2011, screened 205 films from 69 countries, including 41 of the 65 foreign language entries for this year's Academy Awards®. Palm Springs' increasingly popular Festival continues to expand its diverse programming of quality independent and foreign films, setting the stage for the year's film festiv...

20th Sundance Film Festival Feature Lineup

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By Maria Esteves – January 6, 2011 The 20th Sundance Film Festival 2011 (SFF2011) held in Park City, Salt Lake City, Ogden, and Sundance, Utah, commence January 20-30, 2011. The festival supported by the nonprofit Sundance Institute, founded by Robert Redford annually presents highly acclaimed independent cinema from American and International filmmakers. This year’s festival celebrates its 20th anniversary by showcasing over 100 American and international films in and out of comp...

Tallgrass Film Association announces new Executive Director

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The Tallgrass Film Association announced that five-time Festival Director Lela Meadow-Conner will helm the non-profit arts organization as Executive Director in 2011, overseeing the organization's various programs including the Tallgrass Film Festival, Tallgrass Third Thursday screening series and the Tallgrass Filmmakers Lab. Meadow-Conner, who has been involved with the Tallgrass Film Festival since it's inception has served as festival producer, consultant and director. "I couldn'...

New management wanted to save Artivist?

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Some people seem to be blind to the true face of this festival. Is this good or bad? We know for a fact tthat Artivist Festival does not maintain impecable business ethics and standards: they do not pay their bills. We are proof of that (The festival director Diaky Diaz bought an ad campaign from us and did not pay the whole bill) We have been approached by many staffers who reported they were owed money from this organization and never got it... We at fest21.com notice that...

ScreenSingapore Making a Buzz at Film Markets around the World with heavyweight industry ambassadors

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  Richard J. Fox Executive Vice President, Warner Bros. Entertainment International A highly respected member of the international film community, Richard Fox serves as Executive Vice President, International, Warner Bros Entertainment. A 35-year company veteran, he works closely with Warner Bros.' senior management to develop opportunities emerging from the company's international growth to expand newly acquired business...

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...

Documentary Films Competitions!

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PLUS CAMERIMAGE PRESENTS DOCUMENTARY FILMS COMPETITION Documentary Films Competition "Image of the World - World in Images" is organized in collaboration with     For this year’s Documentary Films Competition, held within the Documentary Films Section of 'Image of the World - World in Images' under the patronage of Discovery Networks Central Europe, the entries were accepted for two separate categories: feature-lenght and ...

Telluride 37 draws to a close

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Today marks the close of the 37th Telluride Film Festival, presented by the National Film Preserve. Two surprise “Sneak Previews” joined the previously announced list of twenty-four feature films that played in the Festival’s main program; thirteen documentaries in the Backlot program; twenty-five new short films; and six revivals selected by Guest Director Michael Ondaatje. Telluride Film Festival’s celebration of art and film, set amongst the beauty of the Rockies, opened Friday, Septe...

Telluride Film Festival opens today, program just revealed

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Telluride Film Festival, presented by the National Film Preserve, is proud to announce its 2010 Festival program. Twenty-four new feature films presented by their creators in the Festival’s main program; six programs curated by 2010 Festival Guest Director Michael Ondaatje; twenty-five new short films; plus thirteen documentaries screening in the Backlot program. Celebrating works from over twenty countries, Telluride Film Festival opens today, Friday, September 3 and runs through Monday, Sep...

INDIAN FILM REVIEWS, 2010

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        INDIAN FILM REVIEWS, 2010  -- COMPOSITE with RAAKH (1989)           ADDED NEW BOLLYWOOD BLOCKBUSTER TO PREMIER AT BERLIN 2010 by Alex deleon -- (reviewed below)  for www.filmfestivals.com   The much awaited new Indian film "My Name Is Khan" will be premiered at the 60th annual Berlin International Film Festival on Febuary 12, out of competition but very much in the limelight otherwise.  MNIK is easily the most anticpated Hindi film of the year as it topline...

The Valley Film Festival Interviews Filmmaker Richard Gale

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An Interview with Richard Gale Though he majored in English literature at UCLA, Richard Gale has become a highly accomplished and versatile filmmaker. He writes, directs, produces, shoots, and edits his films. And he’s worked in several different modes—fiction, documentary, drama, comedy, shorts, features, cable TV. He’s won three L.A. Area Emmys and screened at many festivals around the world, including our own Valley Film Festival (Criticized in 2007 and ...

Elite Squad 2! with Rod Carvalho

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If anyone has not seen Elite Squad (2007) by visionary Brazilian director Jose Padilha, see it now please! It is sensational!!! Please go rent it or buy it now so you can be ready to see Padilha's much anticipated sequel Elite Squad 2 (2010)! I asked my friend talented actor Rod Carvalho to do an interview with me about his role as Captain Barcellos. He was hesitant until I assured him he could answer my questions in Portuguese. So, this is a translation. Hopefully, not too much will...

"Quand Vous êtes Étranges" Entretien avec le réalisateur Tom DiCillo"

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"Quand Vous êtes Étranges" Entretien avec le réalisateur Tom DiCilloMr. Mojo Risin!   " Vous ne pouvez pas brûler, si vous n'êtes pas en feu." Chanteur/auteur-compositeur/poète/auteur/cinéaste et Directeur, le chanteur légendaire pour "les Portes", M. Jim Morrison, suit l'école du film UCLA en 1964/65. Avec son film d'étudiant, Jim a aussi financé un film de 50 minutes longtemps expérimente sur 35mm, en 1969 appelé, "HWY : un Américain Pastoral&...

"When You're Strange" Interview with Tom DeCillo

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Mr. Mojo Risin!   "You can't burn out, if you're not on fire." Singer/Songwriter/Poet/Writer/Filmmaker and Director, the legendary lead vocalist for "The Doors", Mr. Jim Morrison, attended UCLA's film school in 1964/65.  Along with his student film, Jim also financed a 50 minute long experimental film shot on 35mm, in 1969 called, "HWY: An American Pastoral", which shows scenes of him swimming in leather pants, and hitchhiking in the desert.  Along ...

"When You're Strange" Interview with film Director Tom DiCillo

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 Singer/Songwriter/Poet/Writer/Filmmaker and Director, the legendary lead vocalist for "The Doors", Mr. Jim Morrison, attended UCLA's film school in 1964/65.  Along with his student film, Jim also financed a 50 minute long experimental film shot on 35mm, in 1969 called, "HWY: An American Pastoral", which shows scenes of him swimming in leather pants, and hitchhiking in the desert.  Along with the help of Paul Ferrara and Frank Lisciandro, Jim also created a documentary on ...

"When You're Strange" Interview with Tom DeCillo

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Mr. Mojo Risin! "You can't burn out, if you're not on fire."Singer/Songwriter/Poet/Writer/Filmmaker and Director, the legendary lead vocalist for "The Doors", Mr. Jim Morrison, attended UCLA's film school in 1964/65. Along with his student film, Jim also financed a 50 minute long experimental film shot on 35mm, in 1969 called, "HWY: An American Pastoral", which shows scenes of him swimming in leather pants, and hitchhiking in the desert. Along with the help of Paul Ferrara and Frank Lisciand...

Henry & Sunny

Director: Fergal Rock.
In a time of unprecedented economic depression, mass unemployment and civil unrest, one group has borne the brunt of society’s scorn – the clowns. Henry & Sunny is the bittersweet tale of Henry, an unemployed clown, in love with the famous soap opera actress, Sunny Carmichael. He writes her letters daily yet fear of rejection prevents him from disclosing his return address. Sunny, stifled by a sycophantic showbiz world, reciprocates Henry’s feelings but is tragically unable to reach him. Beautifully photographed in high contrast black & white, Henry & Sunny is a melancholy tale of true love against all odds.

Interview with Thelma Schoonmaker

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Thelma Schoonmaker is a film editor who has worked side by side with Martin Scorsese, on "Raging Bull", "The Aviator", and "The Departed".  She has been nominated for six Academy Awards, and has won three for best editing.She was married to Michael Powell, who directed many classic films, including, one of Scorsese's influencial favorites, "The Red Shoes". Please read her discussion on "The Red Shoes", and film restoration and preservatio...

Interview with Thelma Schoonmaker, film editor for Shutter Island

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Thelma Schoonmaker is a film editor who has worked side by side with Martin Scorsese, on "Raging Bull", "The Aviator", and "The Departed". She has been nominated for six Academy Awards, and has won three for best editing.She was married to Michael Powell, who directed many classic films, including, one of Scorsese's influencial favorites, "The Red Shoes". Please read her discussion on "The Red Shoes", and film restoration and preservation:TS: We almost lost "The Red Shoes" twice during WWII. Em...

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