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Holy Motors winner of the 48th Chicago International Film Festival

Michael Kutza, Founder and Artistic Director, Mimi Plauché, Programming Director, and Programmers Alex Kopecky and Penny Bartlett proudly announce the winners of the 48th Chicago International Film Festival Competitions.   French filmmaker Leos Carax’s exuberant and euphoric HOLY MOTORS leads this extraordinary group of films with three awards. Carax’s first film, BOY MEETS GIRL, premiered in Chicago in 1984 as part of the 20th Chicago International Film Festival&rsqu...

Virginia Film Festival highlights

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The Virginia Film Festival announced today that it is adding five of the most highly-anticipated films of the season to its 25th Anniversary program, putting  the exclamation point on a remarkable collection of more than 120 films to be presented from November 1-4 in Charlottesville.   The Virginia Film Festival is presented by the University of Virginia and its College and Graduate School of Arts & Sciences.   VFF Director Jody Kielbasa announced that the David O. Russell...

Oscar for Best Actress in the past

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BEST ACTRESS 2012 Meryl Streep The Iron Lady (2011) 2011 Natalie Portman Black Swan (2010) 2010 Sandra Bullock The Blind Side (2009) 2009 Kate Winslet The Reader (2008) 2008 Marion Cotillard La Vie En Rose (2007) 2007 Helen Mirren The Queen (2006) 2006 Reese Witherspoon Walk The Line (2005) 2005 Hilary Swank Million Dollar Baby (2004) 2004 C...

Sundance Winners And Losers

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They call it the Sundance alchemy…..the strange and rather unknowable process by which films with advanced buzz fall flat and titles that come out of nowhere become the next big indie flings. Such was the case at this year’s Sundance Film Festival, where several of the higher profile films did not get the love from audiences, critics or distributors, and where a few unheralded films walked away with the lion’s share of prizes and, most importantly, distribution contacts that will insure th...

Sundance Audience Favorites

  THE SURROGATE (Ben Lewin, USA) Perhaps even more of an indicator of a film’s eventual commercial career is the Audience Awards given at the Sundance Film Festival because they point to an enthusiasm by the public. Distributors who may be wary of taking on certain titles can look to these prize winners for an early indication of how they will be received by audiences. In the U.S. Documentary Competition, the audience favorite announced at Saturday’s closing awa...

Sundance Winners And Losers

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They call it the Sundance alchemy…..the strange and rather unknowable process by which films with advanced buzz fall flat and titles that come out of nowhere become the next big indie flings. Such was the case at this year’s Sundance Film Festival, where several of the higher profile films did not get the love from audiences, critics or distributors, and where a few unheralded films walked away with the lion’s share of prizes and, most importantly, distribution contacts that wil...

LOOKING BACK, Cinema's greatest moments...

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  It's Christmas time and of course there are so many great Christmas classics to choose from for a 'Looking Back'...   I don’t know why I always think of this film at Christmastime... maybe because this arresting Zemeckis masterpiece begins at Christmas when FedEx boss Chuck Noland is torn from his life and the love of his life, Kelly (Helen Hunt), after undergoing a fatal plane crash over the South Pacific. Chuck is the only survivor and, against all odds, subsists on...

2012 Sundance Film Festival competition films

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Sundance Institute announced today the films selected for the U.S. and World Cinema Dramatic and Documentary Competitions of the 2012 Sundance Film Festival. The Sundance Film Festival will take place January 19 through 29 in Park City, Salt Lake City, Ogden and Sundance, Utah. The complete list of films is available at www.sundance.org/festival. Robert Redford, Founder and President of Sundance Institute remarked, "We are, and always have been, a festival about the filmmakers. So w...

Far East Film 13 will present 87 films in Udine

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Three truly explosive titles for the much awaited Opening Night of the Far East Film Festival in Udine! On Friday 29th April at 20:00, the 13th edition will be launched with the European Premiere of Welcome to Shama Town, with the already "cult" 33 minute horror Night Fishing and, saving the best for last, with the International Premiere of a surprise film, which will have its debut in the Extreme Orient on 28th April! Let's take a closer look at this opening triplet ... ...

Cinequest Empowers Mavericks...and shows films to over 80,000 attendees

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  "PASSIONE" AND "SOUL SURFER" TO OPEN AND CLOSE CINEQUEST FILM FESTIVAL John Turturro, AnnaSophia Robb and Bethany Hamilton To Receive Cinequest Maverick Spirit Awards The Cinequest Film Festival announced today the two features that will bookend the upcoming Festival as the Opening and Closing Night films. John Turturro's acclaimed Italian music documentary Passione will raise the curtain at this year's festival as the official Opening Night Film while Sean ...

SNEAK PEEK: AFM 2010 Gets Into Swing with 409 Films, 49 World Premieres & 287 Market Premieres

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Wheeling & Dealmaking in Santa Monica at The American Film MarketAFM 2010 @ Loew's: 2010 AFM Begins by Quendrith Johnson, Los Angeles Correspondent Dim the house lights, open the curtains: the 2010 American Film Market (AFM) opens today, Nov. 3 through Nov. 10. Usually you can get a thematic read on this annual cinephile buyer/seller-ama by running through some titles.  Consider this year's AFM offerings sampler: SYMPATHY FOR DELICIOUS, JACK GOES BOATING, I'M STILL HERE, THE PEOP...

Wheeling & Dealmaking in Santa Monica at The American Film Market

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SNEAK PEEK: AFM 2010 Gets Into Swing with 409 Films, 49 World Premieres & 287 Market PremieresDim the house lights, open the curtains: the 2010 American Film Market (AFM) opens today, Nov. 3 through Nov. 10. Usually you can get a thematic read on this annual cinephile buyer/seller-ama by running through some titles. Consider this year's AFM offerings sampler: SYMPATHY FOR DELICIOUS, JACK GOES BOATING, I'M STILL HERE, THE PEOPLE VS GEORGE LUCAS, FREAKONOMICS, GASLAND, LOVE RANCH, THE DRY LAND, L...

19th Philadelphia Film Festival Closing Thoughts

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Sunday, (10.24.10) the official last day of The Philadelphia Film Festival, was my first screenings at Ritz Five, it was unintentional, but everything else I saw just happened to play in University City or The Prince. I saw Housemaid a South Korean film about a overly privileged, insufferably arrogant rich business man who takes advantage of his housekeeper/nanny. When she becomes pregnant his wife and mother-in-law conspire to get rid of her. The set production of their mansion is awesome, look...

Tinsel & Tine screening choices for 19th Philadelphia Film Festival (Oct 14-24, 2010)

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216 screenings, 11 screens, 6 venues, 10 days!  So many great films to see, so many synopsis to read, not to mention industry panels and parties; this is the great thing about film festivals, the bad part – there’s no way to see and do it all. Here’s my tentative list of films I plan to see during the 19th Philadelphia Film Festival (Oct 14-24).  I also hope to blog quick, on the spot film reviews by attendees after screenings, so look for me during the festival. Thurs 14t...

"Everyday" Directed by Richard Levine, Starring Liev Schreiber, Helen Hunt, and Brian Dennehy: INTERVIEWS ON RED CARPET

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Red carpet arrivals, April 24, 2010, Brian Dennehy, Ezra Miller, Carla Gugino, Liev Schreiber, and Helen Hunt. In "Everyday", a family of four, played by Liev Schreiber, Helen Hunt,  Ezra Miller, and Skyler Fortgang, undergoes a strain when an orninary, ailing parent, who requires around the clock care, moves in to their home.  How will they handle the societal pressures that co-workers, friends, and lovers place on them to try to get them to rebel against core family values in orde...

NEWSLETTER N° 355: March 12, 2008

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AWARDS THE AWARDS WATCH ON FEST21.COM Oscar and more SXSW Film Announces Festival Winners Cinequest 18 Wraps Indian Film Festival of Los Angeles Awards Cinequest Awards European Cinema wins in Fantasporto 2008 Cinequest 18 Awards Announced ------------------------------ FESTIVAL DAILIES This...

NEWSLETTER N° 351: February 13, 2008

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AWARDS THE AWARDS WATCH ON FEST21.COM Oscar and more The first awards of the Berlin Film Festival (for shorts) Berlin FF Introduces First Film Prize BAFTA surprises La Vie en rose: the biggest winner of the night at BAFTA And the Berlin Today Award 2008 goes to... The Budapest Filmweek Prizes Golden Reel Revealed in Bu...

NEWSLETTER N° 347: January 16, 2008

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AWARDS THE AWARDS WATCH ON FEST21.COM Oscar and more The Int'l Fest of Cinema and Technology Announces 2007 Award Winners BAFTA Film Awards Nominees in 2008 IFFS Europe 2008 Call for Papers Now Open FIPRESCI's "Best Foreign Language Film of 2007" to Croatian "Armin" It's War At The Golden Globes 65...

AFI Dallas in full swing with heavy line up

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 AFI DALLAS International Film Festival Presented by Target, Founding Sponsor Victory Park announces Helen Hunt's directorial debut, THEN SHE FOUND ME, as the festival's Opening Night Gala presentation and Stuart Townsend's BATTLE IN SEATTLE as its Closing Night Gala presentation.The eleven-day festival (March 27 - April 6), will feature 210 feature films and shorts with 290 screenings. Once again, the Target Ten Narrative and Target Ten Documentary Competition winners will receive two unre...

AFI Dallas in full swing

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AFI DALLAS International Film Festival Presented by Target, Founding Sponsor Victory Park announces Helen Hunt’s directorial debut, THEN SHE FOUND ME, as the festival’s Opening Night Gala presentation and Stuart Townsend’s BATTLE IN SEATTLE as its Closing Night Gala presentation.The eleven-day festival (March 27 – April 6), will feature 210 feature films and shorts with 290 screenings. Once again, the Target Ten Narrative and Target Ten Documentary Competition winners will receive two u...

Oscar Winner Helen Hunt Honored At Miami FF

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When you’re an A-list actress who has already won an Oscar, several Golden Globes and multiple Emmys, what do you do as an encore? Direct your own feature film, natch. Well that is what Helen Hunt has done and the prolific screen, television and stage actress will present her feature debut THEN SHE FOUND ME tonight at the Gusman Center for the Performing Arts.Acting is part of Ms. Hunt’s DNA. She was born in 1963 in Culver City, California, the daughter of Jane Elizabeth Novis, a photographe...

Oscar Winner Helen Hunt Honored At Miami FF

 Saturday, March 2---------When you’re an A-list actress who has already won an Oscar, several Golden Globes and multiple Emmys, what do you do as an encore? Direct your own feature film, natch. Well that is what Helen Hunt has done and the prolific screen, television and stage actress will present her feature debut THEN SHE FOUND ME tonight at the Gusman Center for the Performing Arts.Acting is part of Ms. Hunt’s DNA. She was born in 1963 in Culver City, California, the daughter of Jane El...

MIFF Gala Screenings At The Gusman

  Friday, February 29---------There is nothing quite so glamorous as the Red Carpet at a film festival. Popping flash bulbs, the crush of the paparazzi, the push of the crowd, the rare opportunity of seeing world-class filmmakers and celebrities, the sheer excitement in the air. Glamour is definitely on tap on Flagler Street in downtown Miami as the 25th Miami International Film Festival presents the Gusman Galas in all their glory in the beautiful and historic Gusman Center for the Performing...

MIFF Gala Screenings At The Gusman

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There is nothing quite so glamorous as the Red Carpet at a film festival. Popping flash bulbs, the crush of the paparazzi, the push of the crowd, the rare opportunity of seeing world-class filmmakers and celebrities, the sheer excitement in the air. Glamour is definitely on tap on Flagler Street in downtown Miami as the 25th Miami International Film Festival presents the Gusman Galas in all their glory in the beautiful and historic Gusman Center for the Performing Arts each evening. The Hollywoo...

Highlights of the Sarasota Film Festival 10th Anniversary

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The Sarasota Film Festival kicks-off its 10th Anniversary with a sneak-peak at some of the highlights of this years films, honorees and special programs; Among them is the announcement of the three major competitions, Best Narrative Feature, Best Documentary Feature, and Independent Visions - each showcasing a selection of the finest films at the festival. Special programs include Face To Face: The Films of Liv Ullmann and Ingmar Bergman; and Israel@60: The Nation, The Diaspora and Beyond. For ...
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