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A Film Feast In Connecticut

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  The Connecticut Film Festival, one of the more important regional events devoted to indie filmmaking, is taking its act on the road, with a series of weekend mini-festivals around the state. The first is taking place this weekend in the central Connecticut town of Torrington. All screenings are held at the historic Warner Theater, an art deco gem from the great era of movie palaces. The 3 day program, which mixes up film premieres, industry seminars and reception events, began on ...

Connecticut Is Celebrity Country

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   Joanne Woodward and Paul Newman With the Connecticut Film Festival (www.ctfilmfest.com) launching on Tuesday, it is interesting to note the many film, television and artist celebrities who have once called or currently call Connecticut their home (those departed are also included, just to round out the list). With this kind of talent in droves, is it any wonder that Connecticut is celebrity country? Carol Alt, Greenwich Lauren Ambrose, New Haven Kevi...

RHODE ISLAND INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL 2008 AWARD WINNERS ANNOUNCED

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The Twelfth Annual Festival Concludes Attracting Extraordinary  Films, Celebrities and Record Crowds PROVIDENCE, RI (August 10, 2008). The 2008 Rhode Island International Film Festival (RIIFF) announced the winners in this year’s film competition at its annual Awards Ceremony held at the Providence Biltmore Hotel's Garden Room in Providence, RI. George T. Marshall, RIIFF's Executive Director welcomed over 175 attending filmmakers at the ceremony. He was joined by Adam Short, Producing Dir...

RHODE ISLAND INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL 2008 AWARD WINNERS ANNOUNCED

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The Twelfth Annual Festival Concludes Attracting Extraordinary  Films, Celebrities and Record Crowds PROVIDENCE, RI (August 10, 2008). The 2008 Rhode Island International Film Festival (RIIFF) announced the winners in this year’s film competition at its annual Awards Ceremony held at the Providence Biltmore Hotel's Garden Room in Providence, RI. George T. Marshall, RIIFF's Executive Director welcomed over 175 attending filmmakers at the ceremony. He was joined by Adam Short, Producing Dir...

12th ANNUAL RHODE ISLAND INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL: 289 FILMS. 53 COUNTRIES. 6 RUNNING DAYS. 1 OPENING NIGHT.

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RIIFF 2008 Presents an Extraordinary Night of International  Short Films and Festivities PROVIDENCE, R.I. (July 22, 2008)— A brilliant and unforgettable selection of short films from around the world await an anticipating audience at the August 5th Opening Ceremony of the 12th Annual Rhode Island International Film Festival. The night’s exhilarating line-up will showcase some of the finest examples of independent and international short films. Chosen from over 3,000 submissions, the s...

RIIFF 2008: Short Films and Festivities August 5-10

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RIIFF 2008 Presents a Week filled with Short Films and Festivities August 5-10 and screenings across the State of Rhode Island with 58 World Prémières and 41 US/North American Prémières; and honors actor, Richard JenkinsWith films and filmmakers arriving from across the globe, the Rhode Island International Film Festival (RIIFF) kicks off its 12th Annual event presenting 289 feature length, documentary and short films to be screened over a six-day period. The Festival runs August 5-10th. Thi...

THE RHODE ISLAND INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL TO SCREEN 289 FILMS FOR 12TH ANNUAL EVENT

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RIIFF 2008 Presents a Week filled with Short Films and Festivities August 5-10 and screenings across the State of Rhode Island with 58 World Prémières and 41 US/North American Prémières; and honors actor, Richard Jenkins (PROVIDENCE, RI • July 21, 2008)--- With films and filmmakers arriving from across the globe, the Rhode Island International Film Festival (RIIFF) kicks off its 12th Annual event presenting 289 feature length, documentary and short films to be screened over a six-da...

Cinequest 18 Wraps

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Discovery isn’t always a good thing. A pair of American indie films—the world premiere of Paul Leuer’s EDEN COURT and the San Francisco Bay Area debut of Charles Oliver’s TAKE—served as weak bookends for the 18th edition of the Cinequest Film Festival. Fortunately, there was much to celebrate between opening and closing nights during the festival’s 12-day run in downtown San Jose, California.According to Cinequest executive director and co-founder Halfdan Hussey, approximately 80,000...

Cinequest 18 Press Conference - March 1st 2008 - Selected Highlights

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Joint organizer of Cinequest 18, Jens Hussey, introduced the press conference on Saturday afternoon, noting that on the previous day, the festival had recorded its highest ever numbers for mid-week audiences. At this rate, the estimated total attendance of 80,000 people seems a strong reality.The following segments from the 90 minute conference  should give you an overview of the talent involved in this year's festival.Robert Peters (Director) - Half Empty “It’s a musical filmed over eight ...

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