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23rd Annual 2012 NY Oscar Night Viewing Party Coverage

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By Maria Esteves – February 27, 2012 The 23rd Annual NY Oscar Night Viewing Party in celebration of the 84th Annual Academy Awards was held at the elegant 21 Club townhouse, New York, Sunday, February 26, 2012, 6:30pm. Hosted by Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS), this year’s Oscar Night Party will benefit FilmAid International. East Coast Academy members, prior Oscar winners and nominees privately celebrated the evening with a superb cocktail reception in the legendary ...

Avignon Film Festival Turns 25

Wednesday, June 25-------Jerry Rudes is a man on a mission. For the past quarter century, he has lived with one foot in New York and the other in the lovely Provence city of Avignon, France. Reflecting his own dual domiciles, he founded the Avignon Film Festival in 1984 as a “transatlantic crossroads of independent cinema”. When asked to comment on his original inspiration for founding the event, Rudes told of a memorable encounter with filmmaker Agnès Varda. “When I first went to Cannes ...

The Other American Cinema

 Friday, June 13-------American Independent cinema occupied a very specific niche in the American media landscape. I am talking here about true American Independent films.....not "independent spirit" projects that receive most of their monies from divisions of the major studios. This is more classic indie.....a filmmaker and a camera and a dream.FESTROIA, which enters its final weekend, has been a hospitable home to American Independent films and filmmakers. For the past ten years, th...

Programmation 2008

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Specials Screenings / Séances Spéciales BALLETS RUSSES (USA, 2005, 120 min) de Dan Gellar & Dayna Goldfine DISAPPEARENCES (Disparitions, USA, 2006, 118 min) de Jay Craven LA MAIN DE L'HOMME SANS TETE (The Hand Of Headless Man, Belgique, France, Hollande 2007, 100 min) de Guillaume et Stéphane Malandrin POULTRYGEIST (La Terreur des Volailles, USA, 2006, 103 min) de Lloyd Kaufman TIED TO A CHAIR (Ligoté à une Chaise, USA, 2008, 115 min) de Michael Bergmann ...

NEWSLETTER N° 339: November 14, 2007

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FESTIVALS AGENDA SUBMISSION CALENDARS Festivals calling for your films... This week, this month...   _______________________________________________________________________________________ FESTIVALS IN ACTION - THE VIDEO DAILIES Recent coverage from fest21.com on Lo...

LEO AND JENKINS WIN TOP ACTING HONORS, AT THE 10TH ANNUAL THE METHOD FEST INDEPENDENT FILM FESTIVAL

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  Melissa Leo won the Time Warner Cable Geraldine Page Award for Best Actress for her performance in Lullaby, and Richard Jenkins took home the Charter Communications John Garfield Award for Best Actor for his role in The Visitor, as the 10th annual The Method Fest independent film festival announced its winners at the Awards Ceremony, Thursday night at Viewpoint Schools Carlson Family Theatre in Calabasas. The performances this year in film at the festival exceeded anything we had see...

The Method Fest Film Festival 2008 Awards

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Melissa Leo won the Time Warner Cable Geraldine Page Award for Best Actress for her performance in Lullaby, and Richard Jenkins took home the Charter Communications John Garfield Award for Best Actor for his role in The Visitor, as the 10th annual The Method Fest independent film festival announced its winners at the Awards Ceremony, Thursday night at Viewpoint Schools Carlson Family Theatre in Calabasas.The performances this year in film at the festival exceeded anything we had seen before at T...

Line up for the Independent Film Festival of Boston

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The Independent Film Festival of Boston (IFFBoston) today announced the films that will be featured at the 2008 Independent Film Festival of Boston. The sixth annual festival will be held April 23-April 29, 2008. This year, to meet the demands of its growing audience, IFFBoston has expanded its slate to include 96 films. The festival, complete with over 150 film screenings, filmmaker Q&A sessions, panel discussions, visiting filmmakers, parties and events will showcase the works of filmmakers wh...

Independent Film Festival of Boston line up

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The Independent Film Festival of Boston (IFFBoston) today announced the films that will be featured at the 2008 Independent Film Festival of Boston. The sixth annual festival will be held April 23-April 29, 2008. This year, to meet the demands of its growing audience, IFFBoston has expanded its slate to include 96 films. The festival, complete with over 150 film screenings, filmmaker Q&A sessions, panel discussions, visiting filmmakers, parties and events will showcase the works of filmmakers wh...

Florida Film Festival line-up for the Documentary Film and Narrative Feature Film categories

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ENZIAN announced today the line-up of films selected for the Documentary Film and Narrative Feature Film categories of the American Independent Competition for the 17th Annual Florida Film Festival, March 28 through April 6. Two world premieres and seven East Coast premieres were selected, with 15 filmmakers making their feature debut and 5 female directors are represented among the 10 narrative films and 10 documentaries."The scope of cinematic expression in this year's Festival is found n...

Florida Film Festival line-up for the Documentary Film and Narrative Feature Film categories

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ENZIAN announced today the line-up of films selected for the Documentary Film and Narrative Feature Film categories of the American Independent Competition for the 17th Annual Florida Film Festival, March 28 through April 6. Two world premieres and seven East Coast premieres were selected, with 15 filmmakers making their feature debut and 5 female directors are represented among the 10 narrative films and 10 documentaries.“The scope of cinematic expression in this year's Festival is found not ...

On The Scene At FLIFF With Mary Stuart Masterson and Jayce Bartok

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Friday, November 9----------On the sunny terrace of the Gallery One Double Tree Suites Hotel, facing the intracoastal waterway in Fort Lauderdale, I sat down with Mary Stuart Masterson, the debut director, and Jayce Bartok, actor and screenwriter of THE CAKE EATERS, which screened last evening as the Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival Centerpiece Film. Masterson joins a distinguished list of actors-turned-directors who are drawing on their instinctive awareness of acting styles to cre...

Interview with Mary Stuart Masterson + Jayce Bartok of THE CAKE EATERS

Friday, November 9----------On the sunny terrace of the Gallery One Double Tree Suites Hotel, facing the intracoastal waterway in Fort Lauderdale, I sat down with Mary Stuart Masterson, the debut director, and Jayce Bartok, actor and screenwriter of THE CAKE EATERS, which screened last evening as the Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival Centerpiece Film. Masterson joins a distinguished list of actors-turned-directors who are drawing on their instinctive awareness of acting styles to cre...

THE CAKE EATERS Stops In Florida On Film Festival Road Trip

 Thursday, November 8----------THE CAKE EATERS, the directorial debut of actress Mary Stuart Masterson, had its World Premiere at this year's Tribeca Film Festival. Since then, it has been making the rounds of the US and International Film Festival circuit, as it moves towards a theatrical release in the near future. Tonight, the film will screen as the Centerpiece Film of the Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival, which is entering into its star-studded final weekend with a host of spec...

FLIFF Centerpiece Film: THE CAKE EATERS

 Thursday, November 8----------The Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival, which has been on the go since mid October, is entering into its star-studded final weekend with a host of special screenings and events. Tonight, the Festival's Centerpiece Film, THE CAKE EATERS, the directorial debut of actress Mary Stuart Masterson, makes its Southeast Premiere at the Maniaci Center for the Peforming Arts. The director, along with writer/actor Jayce Bartok, are in town for the festivities (an in...

Stars En Route To South Florida

 Wednesday, October 17------------The Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival, which began its screenings this week and has its official Opening Night Film and Party this Friday, will welcome a bevvy of star names in the next few weeks to the South Florida oasis. Among the well known talents expected to attend are actors Eric Roberts (THE BUTCHER), Stephen Baldwin (MIDNIGHT CLEAR), Dennis Farina and Richard Kind (THE GRAND); and actors-turned-directors Frank Whaley (NEW YORK CITY SERENADE),...

FLIFF Begins Month-Long Movie Marathon

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The Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival (affectionately referred to as FLIFF) hangs its reputation on its eclectic mix of films, and the uncommon loyalty of its audiences. As FLIFF heads into its 22nd annual edition (October 11 - November 14), the Festival will unveil 175 films from 26 countries, including 17 World Premieres, 8 U.S Premieres, 4 East Coast Premieres, 36 Southeast Premieres and 33 Florida Premieres. In all, the event will showcase 70 Features, 23 Documentaries, 45 Shorts ...

FLIFF Begins Month-Long Movie Marathon

 Monday, October 15---------The Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival (affectionately referred to as FLIFF) hangs its reputation on its eclectic mix of films, and the uncommon loyalty of its audiences. As FLIFF heads into its 22nd annual edition (October 11 - November 14), the Festival will unveil 175 films from 26 countries, including 17 World Premieres, 8 U.S Premieres, 4 East Coast Premieres, 36 Southeast Premieres and 33 Florida Premieres.  In all, the event will showcase 70 Featur...

FLIFF Begins Month-Long Movie Marathon

 Monday, October 15---------The Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival (affectionately referred to as FLIFF) hangs its reputation on its eclectic mix of films, and the uncommon loyalty of its audiences. As FLIFF heads into its 22nd annual edition (October 11 - November 14), the Festival will unveil 175 films from 26 countries, including 17 World Premieres, 8 U.S Premieres, 4 East Coast Premieres, 36 Southeast Premieres and 33 Florida Premieres.  In all, the event will showcase 70 Featur...

14th Oldenburg Festival -- Complete schedule announced

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The complete schedule for the 14th Oldenburg Filmfestival has been announced. 13 world premieres, 12 international premieres and 14 German premieres are among the highlights of this exciting edition of Germany's premiere independent festival. Maggie Peren's battle of the sexes' comedy "Stellungswechsel" opens the festival on September 12th at the Oldenburgisches Staatstheater.The International Section offers a wide range of different styles and stories. Frank Cappello's subtle satire "He Was a ...

Actors Behind The Camera At Tribeca FF

 Thursday, May 3--------Sometimes a Festival, certainly one that has the scope of the Tribeca Film Festival, comes out with unexpected themes that have not necessarily been planned or anticipated. Such a mini-trend in this year's program are films that are directed by people who are mainly known for their acting work. Following in the footsteps of Robert Redford, Kevin Costner, Mel Gibson, Penny Marshall, Al Pacino, Sydney Pollock, Paul Mazursky and many, many others, actors are finding ...

Actors Behind The Camera

 Thursday, May 3--------Sometimes a Festival, certainly one that has the scope of the Tribeca Film Festival, comes out with unexpected themes that have not necessarily been planned or anticipated. Such a mini-trend in this year's program are films that are directed by people who are mainly known for their acting work. Following in the footsteps of Robert Redford, Kevin Costner, Mel Gibson, Penny Marshall, Al Pacino, Sydney Pollock, Paul Mazursky and many, many others, actors are finding ...

Winners Of The 12th Palm Beach International Film Festival

    Thursday, April 26-------The Palm Beach International Film Festival reached its climax this evening with the announcement of its jury and audience awards for Best Film, Best Documentary, Best Short Film, Best Director, Screenplay and Performances. Jury winners and Audience Choice Awards were announced at the Closing Night Awards Ceremony held at the Delray Beach Marriott, the official Festival hotel.   The Award for Best Feature Film went to TIED HANDS, a family drama from Israel, direct...

Winners Of The 12th Palm Beach International Film Festival

  Thursday, April 26-------The Palm Beach International Film Festival reached its climax this evening with the announcement of its jury and audience awards for Best Film, Best Documentary, Best Short Film, Best Director, Screenplay and Performances. Jury winners and Audience Choice Awards were announced at the Closing Night Awards Ceremony held at the Delray Beach Marriott, the official Festival hotel.   The Award for Best Feature Film went to TIED HANDS, a family drama from Israel, directed ...

Antonio Banderas To Receive award from EJ Olmos at LALIFF

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LALIFF’s Opening Night Gala will be held on Thursday, October 5th. The festival will run until Sunday October 15th when the Closing Night Gala & Award Ceremony will take place. The Gabi Award Night will be held on Saturday, October 14th. All screenings will take place at the Egyptian Theatre. Spanish actor Antonio Banderas will be recognized with the Gabi Lifetime Achievement award at the 10th Annual Los Angeles Latino International Film Festival (LALIFF). The award ceremony will take pl...
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