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Martin Scorsese honorary President of Cannes Classics 2009

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Godard, Losey, Antonioni, Visconti, Tati, Franju et Sergio Leone once again in the Official Selection? Pierrot le Fou, Eyes Without A Face or Senso in Competition against L’Avventura or Once Upon A Time…the Revolution? Martin Scorsese is the honorary President of Cannes Classics 2009, a section established in 2004 to accompany the contemporary films of the Official Selection with a program of restored  and rediscovered films, to be released theatrically or on DVD. The film...

Meet filmmakers at Smogdance Film Festival

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The Smogdance Film Festival will expand its program this year to include informal discussions with filmmakers, whose work will be screened during the three-day festival, April 24 to 26, at the historic Pomona Fox Theater in Pomona, California. Among the filmmakers scheduled to attend are Emmy Award-winning documentary filmmaker Saul Landau; director Paul Hendry (and most of his cast and crew) from the comedy, The Re-Bourne Identity; and Mexican director Alonso Alvarez Barreda, whose film, The St...

Francis Ford Coppola to be awarded at home at San Francisco

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Francis Ford Coppola will receive the Founder's Directing Award at the 52nd San Francisco International Film Festival (April 23 - May 7). The Founder's Award will be presented to Coppola at Film Society Awards Night, the organization's glamorous black-tie fundraiser, Thursday, April 30 at the Westin St. Francis Hotel.The Film Society's acclaimed Youth Education Program will be the beneficiary of the benefit gala honoring Coppola; Robert Redford, recipient of the Peter J. Owens Award for acting; ...

Sista’s Are Doin’ It For Themselves

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The Black Hollywood Education and Resource Center (BHERC) presents: the 16th Annual Sista’s Are Doin’ It For Themselves: See Their Images… Hear Their Stories… Saturday, March 28, 2009 starting at 6:00 p.m. Moderated by Ava DuVernay, Filmmaker of award winning documentary THIS IS THE LIFE. The Filmmaker Showcase and Discussion will occur at Raleigh Studios, 5300 Melrose Avenue (650 Bronson Ave.), Hollywood, CA (Melrose & Van Ness / across from Paramount Studios) Chaplin Screening Room ...

Gilmore moves from Sundance to Tribeca

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Tribeca Enterprises announced that it has hired Geoffrey Gilmore as its Chief Creative Officer. Gilmore's move to Tribeca comes after a 19-year career at Sundance that culminated in his role as Director of the iconic Sundance Film Festival. He will be responsible for Tribeca's global content strategy and lead creative development initiatives and expansion of the brand. Gilmore will also join the Board of Directors of Tribeca Enterprises. Tribeca Enterprises is the New York-based media company ...

Green Lifestyle Film Festival

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Green Lifestyle Film Festival: March 13-15 UCLA The Green Lifestyle Film Festival was founded by Dorit of Serenity Spaces.org in 2006 and made its debut in March 2007 in West Hollywood, California , in the USA. as the Raw Lifestyle Film Festival .The films that were screened made such an impact with the film makers, attendees, entertainers and vendors that the decision was made to make it an annual event which is now the Green Lifestyle Film Festival. The dates chosen are always set for the week...

Texas Black Film Festival Winners

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On Saturday February 7, 2009 at the Studio Movie Grill - Dallas, the Texas Black Film Festival presented awards to an impressive collection of films and filmmakers. Concluding three full days of screenings, workshops and community panels, the TBFF Awards Program reflected the spirit of social change sought to be achieved in these historic times. The big winner of the evening was the short historical narrative filmed in Ghana, "The Warrior Queen," directed by Hezekiah Lewis of Apple Valley, Calif...

Reel Talks programming at San Diego Latino

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REEL TALKS, Co-Presented by FRONTERA FILMMAKERSSan Diego Latino Film Festival once again takes audiences behind the scenes with its REEL TALKS programming with the help of Latino Public Broadcasting, Nickelodeon and Walt Disney Animation Studios. Documentary filmmaking, special effects creation and animation will be spotlighted in this years edition of REEL TALKS.“The caliber of talent involved in this year’s REEL TALKS inspired an entire set of related programming that will appeal to local...

When You're strange slam-bang DOORS docu in Berlin

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The halfway mark of the festival peaked for me last night with Tom DiCillo's slam-bang DOORS documentary "When You're strange", by far the best rocku-docu this writer has ever seen, but more on that in a moment. The day's opener was the morning press screening of Swedish director Lukas Moodyson's competition entry, "Mammoth", top lining hot Mexican star Gael Garcia Bernal (of Almodobar's "Mala Educacion"), American actress Michelle Williams (Brokeback Mountain) and featuring three terrific kids...

Berlin: the halfway mark of the festival

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The halfway mark of the festival peaked for me last night with Tom DiCilio's slambang DOORS documentary "When You're strange", by far the best rocku-docu this writer has ever seen, but more on that in a moment. The day's opener was the morning press screening of Swedish director Lukas Moodyson's competition entry, "Mammoth", top lining hot Mexican star Gael Garcia Bernal (of Almodobar's "Mala Educacion"), American actress Michelle Williams (Brokeback Mountain) and featuring three terrific kids ...

8 Emerging Directors to Receive Film Independent Fellowship and Support Services-

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Film Independent, the non-profit arts organization that produces the Spirit Awards and Los Angeles Film Festival, has announced the filmmakers and film projects selected for its 8th annual Directors Lab, sponsored by Eastman Kodak Company. Taking place in Los Angeles from now until the end of March, the Directors Lab is an intensive eight-week incubator designed to assist directors with strong, original voices develop new narrative feature films, improve their craft, and advance their filmmakin...

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Annual KidFilm® Festival turns 25

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The USA Film Festival’s 25th annual KidFilm® Festival announces the schedule of events taking place Saturday, January 24 and Sunday, January 25, 2009 at the Angelika Film Center, 5321 E. Mockingbird Lane, Dallas, Texas.KidFilm is the oldest and largest children’s film festival in the United States, featuring an entertaining, educational, and diverse line-up of new and classic films and videos for both children and adults, along with free books and DVDs (at certain screenings). Whether your...

KidFilm® Festival announces the schedule of events

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The USA Film Festival’s 25th annual KidFilm® Festival announces the schedule of events taking place Saturday, January 24 and Sunday, January 25, 2009 at the Angelika Film Center, 5321 E. Mockingbird Lane, Dallas, Texas.KidFilm is the oldest and largest children’s film festival in the United States, featuring an entertaining, educational, and diverse line-up of new and classic films and videos for both children and adults, along with free books and DVDs (at certain screenings). Whether your...

More Iranian film reviews from Budapest

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Two War Films, "Cold Tears", 2004, and "Night Bus", 2007. The war between Sadam Hussein's Iraq and the Islamic Republic of Iran lasted nearly a decade, from 1980 to 1988, and was treated as a kind of side-show in the western press, but it was the main event in that part of the world and has provided fodder for countless Iranian films ever since. Two of these were presented in the current survey. Dated 2004 and 2007 these films show that nearly 20 years down the line this war is still far from a ...

AFM conferences

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     AFM Conferences and Seminars provide a forum where attendees can interact with and learn from prominent filmmakers, financiers, industry executives and talent. Belo...

AMERICA's SWEETHEART

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      Pickford creates United Artists   America's Sweetheart Coquette Nicholas Eliopoulos – Producer/Director/Editor “Director’s Statement” on MARY PICKFORD : Like most of us, I never got to meet Mary Pickford. I did have the privilege of knowing and interviewing her late husband Buddy Rogers. Buddy starred in the first mot...

Outfest announces recipients of Legacy Awards

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OUTFEST, the world's leading organization dedicated to showcasing, protecting and nurturing lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender film imagery and artistry, will honor Academy Award®-winning producer Bruce Cohen and NBC Universal this month at the institution’s annual LEGACY AWARDS, it was announced today by Kirsten Schaffer, Interim Executive Director of Outfest The event serves as a fundraiser for the Outfest Legacy Project for LGBT Film Preservation, a collaboration between Outfest and t...

4th Annual HollyShorts Film Festival in Los Angeles

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Four films from the Haydenfilms 2007 and 2008 Online Film Festivals will be screened during the 4th Annual HollyShorts Film Festival from Aug. 7 through 10, 2008 and during September. They include last year’s grand prize winner, “The Boot of War,” and two of the four finalists, “Blindness” and “Forgotten Souls,” as well as “Little Wings,” which is entered in this year’s festival. (A synopsis of each film follows.)Hayden Craddolph, president and founder of Haydenfilms LLC, sai...

Outfest Los Angeles gay & L fest awards

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Outfest, the Los Angeles-based nonprofit organization dedicated to nurturing, showcasing and protecting lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) media, held its 14th annual film competition awards ceremony on July 20 at the John Anson Ford Amphitheatre. A total of 17 Outie Awards were distributed before the packed house of festival goers, celebrity guests and presenters, and Outfest 2008 filmmakers. The presentation of awards was followed by the Los Angeles premiere of Tom Gustaf...

Key Speakers from Future of Cinema Salon Series in Cannes

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List of panelist/Cannes MingleTalk Distribution and Blockbuster panel: May 20 and May 21stOur esteemed panelists included (for the MingleTalk Distribution) Colleen Nystedt: founder of movieset http://www.movieset.com/ MovieSetTM founder, Colleen Nystedt, has an extensive background in film production, finance, business affairs and creative development. Nystedt has produced or supervised production on numerous feature films and TV movies for Universal Pictures, Paramount, MGM, CBS, NBC, ABC, USA...

Eskişehir, an off-the-beaten-track fılm festıval with Flair

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The 10th Eskişehir (Turkey) Film festival opened on Saturday, May 2 on the spacious modern-looking campus of Anadolu University wıth a flourish and gala celebration worthy of many an A-festıval.  While this festival is relatively minor sandwiched in between the big Turkish festivals of İstanbul, Ankara, and Antalya, it has a truly international flavor and offers extraordinary hospitality to foreign visitors in a forested college campus setting with handsome modern buildings, guest houses, a...

Israel Film Festival in LA to open with Avi Nesher’s The Secrets

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The 23rd Israel Film Festival, the largest showcase of Israeli films in the United States, will screen close to 60 Israeli features, documentaries and award-winning student films, including 13 U.S., West Coast and Los Angeles Premieres, in Los Angeles from June 12th – June 26th, 2008. In honor of Israel’s 60th anniversary, the Festival will host an unprecedented Retrospective of classic Israeli movies, including all seven Israeli films nominated for an Academy Award for Best Foreign Film, it...

Israel Film Festival in LA hosts Gala Awards Dinner

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The 23rd Israel Film Festival, the largest showcase of Israeli films in the United States, will screen close to 60 Israeli features, documentaries and award-winning student films, including 13 U.S., West Coast and Los Angeles Premieres, in Los Angeles from June 12th – June 26th, 2008. In honor of Israel’s 60th anniversary, the Festival will host an unprecedented Retrospective of classic Israeli movies, including all seven Israeli films nominated for an Academy Award for Best Foreign Film, it...

Elliot V. Kotek: Moving Pictures Editor

Elliot V. Kotek: Moving Pictures Editor In addition to his position as Editor in Chief, Moving PicturesMagazine, Mr. Kotek is also the US Entertainment Correspondent for ABC Radio, broadcast weekly to 1 million listeners. Elliot has contributed stories and interviews to dozens of publications on the film industry, including exclusive interviews with over forty Oscar winners. Mr. Kotek is also an accomplished actor

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