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WorldFest-Houston, the third oldest film festival in North America, celebrated the conclusion of its 38th annual independent film showcase with the Grand Awards Gala on April 30th and Closing Day festivities with a VIP tour of NASA and Space Center Houston and a Texas Barbecue on May 1st sponsored by The Houston Yacht Club. Both events were open to the public. WorldFest was founded as an International Film Society in August 1961. It became the third competitive international film festival in Nor...

Match Point for Woody Allen and Company

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Woody Allen’s Match Point played off competition on May 12th at Cannes, the story of a tennis instructor and his extra marital adventures. Allen attended the opening along with wife Soon, and Scarlett Johansson, Jonathan Rhys Meyers and Emily Mortimer.Allen revealed “my wife likes to see Cannes. I would stay home in my room and never go anywhere”. The veteran director made the film in London, where he claims there is more artistic freedom: “ In the US its harder and harder to make fil...

Worldfest visiting filmmakers

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38th WORLDFEST-HOUSTON BRINGS FILMMAKERS TO TOWN! "One of this year's visiting filmmakers may be next year's Hollywood success story." Kathleen Haney, WorldFest Artistic and Program Director," FORGET SUNDANCE! WorldFest is one of the best conceived festival productions on the planet!" Craig Outhier, film critic, Phoenix press; Tempe Times. Upon Accepting his Remi Award in 1984, Ridley Scott said "WorldFest is in the business of validating excellence!" The 38th Annual WorldFest-Houston Internatio...

WorldFest-Houston to screen 150 true independent films

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The 38th Annual WorldFest-Houston International Film Festival continues its fully dedicated Independent Film screening format for the upcoming April 22 - May 1, 2005 unspooling. WorldFest will screen 49 feature film premieres, with an exclusive emphasis on American and International Independent feature films and with a continuing annual spotlight on 100 award-winning short films and documentary films. 50 New Indie Features and 104 Award-Winning Shorts!WorldFest Artistic and Program Director, Kat...

Istanbul festival fortnight has opened

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The International Istanbul Film Festival, organized by the Istanbul Foundation for Culture and Arts, has kicked off with Charles Dance's film Ladies in Lavender. The festival will run April 2nd to 17th, 2005. The Festival will show approximately 170 films from 62 countries. Among these films will be some brand new films that participated in world-acclaimed festivals last year and were appreciated and greatly honoured with awards, as well as unforgettable cinema classics and masterpieces from the...

Istanbul Film Fest will screen 170

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ISTANBUL FILM FESTIVAL IS FULL UP THIS YEAR!The International Istanbul Film Festival, organized by the Istanbul Foundation for Culture and Arts, is approaching with full speed. The 24th International Istanbul Film Festival sponsored by AKBANK will be replete with some of the most striking, newest and world-class films, special screenings, guest stars and chats with masters of cinema from April 2nd to 17th, 2005. Once again, the Festival will practically lock film-lovers into the movie-theaters i...

Fantasporto program preview

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FIRST LINE UP FOR FANTASPORTO’200525 YEARS OF FESTIVAL21st February till March 7th 2005Welcome to Oporto, Unesco World Heritage Town and to its 25th edition of Fantasporto!The Oporto International Film Festival, or Fantasporto, as it is better known, is the biggest and most prestigious film event in Portugal and it is spreading its wings internationally. To commemorate the 25th Anniversary next February 2005, the festival is going to bring to Oporto some of its winners, some well known faces ...

Fantosporto (25th) final line up will hit big in Portugal

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FINAL LINE UP FOR FANTASPORTO’200525 YEARS OF FESTIVALThe Oporto International Film Festival, or Fantasporto, as it is better known, is the biggest and most prestigious film event in Portugal and it is spreading its wings internationally. To commemorate the 25th Anniversary next February 2005, the festival is going to bring to Oporto some of its winners, some well known faces of the cinema of today as well as their films. Already confirmed are the presences of Guilherme del Toro, the Mexican ...

Fantasporto 2005 25th edition line up

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FIRST LINE UP FOR FANTASPORTO’200525 YEARS OF FESTIVALWelcome to Oporto, Unesco World Heritage Town and to its 25th edition of Fantasporto!The Oporto International Film Festival, or Fantasporto, as it is better known, is the biggest and most prestigious film event in Portugal and it is spreading its wings internationally. To commemorate the 25th Anniversary next February 2005, the festival is going to bring to Oporto some of its winners, some well known faces of the cinema of today as well as...

AFI closes with solid 20% public attendance growth

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Standing ovations for international cinema masters like Pedro Almodóvar, Jean-Pierre Jeunet and Terry George at AFI FEST 2004, which concluded Sunday at ArcLight Hollywood's Cinerama Dome with the US Premiere of New Line Cinema's SEA INSIDE. Written and directed by Alejandro Amenábar, the film stars Javier Bardem. Both filmmaker and star were in attendance.Although attendance figures are still being tabulated, festival organizers have seen a 20% increase in Box Office receipts over the previou...

Program for Stockholm International Film Festival 2004!

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The festival program of the 15th Stockholm International Film Festival offers 170 films from more than 40 nations, divided into fourteen sections. The party begins on the 18th of November. We are proud to present this year¹s program! Stockholm XV CompetitionThe competition for directors making either their debut, second or third film offers innovative, thought-provoking productions by new sharp talents from all over the world. Half of the films entered in this year¹s competition are directed b...

Denver Film Festival full program

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The 27th Starz Denver International Film Festival (SDIFF27), produced by the Denver Film Society, rolls-out October 14 - 24, 2004. This year’s festival features a focus on German cinema along with a host of new and returning awards and showcases approximately 200 films, including eighteen premieres, including six World, five North American, and seven U.S. premieres. SDIFF27 will host over a hundred actors, directors, and producers as guests and promises to answer the festival’s theme quest...

Palm Springs Short Festival and Market open

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Palm Springs International Short Film Festival and Market opens with Award Winning Program The opening night for the 10th Annual Palm Springs International Short Film Festival was a successful tribute to the art of short films. Audiences enjoyed the cool theaters while out side the desert heat steamed up the competition in North America’s most prestigious short festival. With over 2000 entries over 300 films are set to screen this next week. A number of Cash and industry prizes will be awar...

Westcliffe Digital Film Fest for digital & independant

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NEXT WEEKEND - AUGUST 27-29 The Westcliffe Digital Film Festival – a Truly Guerilla Film Festival Featuring Truly Independent FilmsThe Westcliffe Digital Film Festival—a production of the Westcliffe Independent Film Association (WIFA), a 501(c)3 non-profit organization—is a unique festival that showcases the newest filmmakers who self-finance their vision and create truly independent feature and short films on digital video. The festival will screen 17 DV films NEXT WEEKEND, Friday through...

Cinevegas wins over the Las Vegas Strip

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CineVegas Wins Over The Las Vegas StripCinevegas Film Festival in Las Vegas, Nevada, started off their sixth year with the promise of the new hot films of the summer season. Opening night “D.E.B.S“ was the pick to screen as Sin City welcomes filmgoers and the industry to this entertainment gambling mecca. D.E.B.S. is directed by Angela Robinson and tells the story of an elite crime-fighting group of girls whose leader, played by Sara Foster falls for the archenemy of the group. This is ...

UIP support to shorts in Europe

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CINEMA16 TAKES MOODYSSON, GODARD, KIESLOWSKI, VON TRIER, LECONTE, TYKWER, MULLAN, MORETTI SHORTS OUT ACROSS EUROPE – IT’S A “FILM FESTIVAL IN THE COMFORT OF YOUR OWN HOME”.Following the success of the CINEMA16: BRITISH SHORT FILMS DVD, featuring Chris Nolan, Ridley Scott, Mike Leigh, Stephen Daldry, Lynne Ramsay, Peter Greenway and others, Cinema16 is now set to release a selection of the best classic and award winning European shorts in June.CINEMA16: EUROPEAN SHORT FILMS offers the opp...

Silver anniversary of Fantasporto splash in Cannes

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Going now to its 25th edition, Fantasporto has brought to Portugal for the first time the films of such names as David Cronenberg, André Tarkovsky, Brian de Palma, John Carpenter, Alain Resnais, David Lynch, Pedro Almodovar, Andrzej Zulawski, Ridley Scott, Luc Besson, Peter Greenaway, Neil Jordan, Jean-Jacques Beneix, Joel and Ethan Cohen, Sam Raimi, Brian Yuzna, Peter Jackson, Hal Hartley, Anthony Minghella, Quentin Tarantino, Roberto Rodriguez, Danny Boyle, Paul Anderson, David Fincher, James...

New York Asian Film Festival line up

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NEW YORK ASIAN FILM FESTIVAL 2004June 18 - 27, 2004at the Anthology Film Archives (32 Second Avenue @ Second Street)For the third year in a row, Subway Cinema presents its festival (one of only three in the US) devoted to new feature films from Asia. After watching 211 films, we feel we can safely say that this year¹s line-up includes the hands-down, no-holds-barred best new films from across the region. These are the movies that have been sweeping the awards ceremonies, racking up the box offi...

Transilvania International Film Festival program

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Transilvania International Film Festival (TIFF) - Third edition Romanian Film Promotion is organizing between May 28th – June 6th 2004, in Cluj-Napoca, The Transilvania International Film Festival (TIFF), the only film festival in Romania solely intended for feature-films.City of Cluj is the main cultural centre of Transilvania and is located within an area known for its past, as part of the Austrian-Hungarian Empire and which has a great tourism potential. Cluj is an old town, has a long aca...

Houston WorldFest: 163 features and shorts

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The 37th Annual WorldFest - 59 Features, 104 Short films. WorldFest Artistic and Program Director, Kathleen Haney, stated, "We are continuing our focus on a quality selection of individual films to maintain a smaller, yet effective program rather than an overly large and unwieldy slate of 150-300 films. In consideration of both our festival audiences and the independent filmmakers, we feel that a solid high-quality program of no more than 60 features is optimum in a ten-day festival with twelve ...

WorldFest Houston closes new prime sponsor

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AMC THEATERS SPONSORS THE 37TH WORLDFEST-HOUSTON!AMC THEATERS IS THE NEW PRIME THEATER SPONSOR OF THE 37th ANNUAL WORLDFEST-HOUSTON, APRIL 16-25, 2004. The 37th Annual WorldFest-Houston International Film Festival welcomes its newest major sponsor, the AMC Theater Corporation for the upcoming April 16-25, 2004 event. All screenings will be held at the newly remodeled AMC Meyer Park 16 Theaters. WorldFest will screen just 50-60 feature film premieres, and 104 new short films from 33 countries wit...

Schultze gets the blues AND 3 Stockholm awards

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Grand Slam winner Schultze Gets the Blues rides away with Stockholm Bronze Horse and BEST FIRST FEATURE Grand Slam at Stockholm Film Festival by Michael Schorr Michael Schorr's Schultze Gets the Blues rode away with the "Stockholm Bronze Horse" and Best First Feature Award at the 14th Stockholm International Film Festival, which ended November 23. Schorr's film won in two other categories: Best Actor, Horst Krause, and Best Screenplay. The story of a man who has spent his whole ...

Stockholm is Tarantino's home!

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Stockholm is Tarantino's! (or is it Josef Fares?)The Stockholm International Film Festival kicked off November 13 with Kill Bill Volume 1 and its world class female assassins. Festival organizer Git Scheynius greeted the completely packed Skandia theater to introduce a festival of 200 films and 70 directors."Quentin Tarantino couldn't come", she said, "but he sends his greetings", adding that 30 pages of the Kill Bill script were written in Stockholm (as were parts of Pulp Fiction). Indeed, the ...

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