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Award Honorees for LA Femme Film Fest

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LA Femme Film Festival’s Founder Leslie LaPage announced today the Award Honorees for the 7th Annual LA Femme International Film Festival 2011, October 13-16, 2011. “Each year we have an amazing celebration of female Entertainment leaders and this year is especially close to my heart.” said Leslie LaPage Founder/Director of the premiere Festival which empowers women Producers, Writers, Directors and Actors in the entertainment industry. “We have finally broken through the glass ceiling i...

7TH ANNUAL HOLLYSHORTS FILM FESTIVAL TO HONOR PRODUCERS KEVIN CHINOY AND FRANCESCA SILVESTRI

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  7TH ANNUAL HOLLYSHORTS FILM FESTIVAL TO HONOR ACCLAIMED PRODUCERS KEVIN CHINOY AND FRANCESCA SILVESTRI WITH INAUGURAL MAVERICK PRODUCERS AWARD   ”   Hollywood -The organizers of HollyShorts (www.hollyshorts.com) announced today that the 7th Annual HollyShorts Film Festival will kick off by honoring the award-winning production team of Kevin Chinoy and Francesca Silvestri with the inaugural HollyShorts Maverick Producer’s Award for their significant contrib...

Kevin Chinoy and Francesca Silvestri to be honored at HollyShorts

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The organizers of HollyShorts (www.hollyshorts.com) announced today that the 7th Annual HollyShorts Film Festival will kick off by honoring the award-winning production team of Kevin Chinoy and Francesca Silvestri with the inaugural HollyShorts Maverick Producer’s Award for their significant contributions to indie filmmaking and their ground-breaking short film projects. The presentation will take place during the HollyShorts opening night celebration that will be held Thursday August 11 at th...

7TH ANNUAL HOLLYSHORTS FILM FESTIVAL TO HONOR ACCLAIMED PRODUCERS KEVIN CHINOY AND FRANCESCA SILVESTRI

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7TH ANNUAL HOLLYSHORTS FILM FESTIVAL TO HONOR ACCLAIMED PRODUCERS KEVIN CHINOY AND FRANCESCA SILVESTRI WITH INAUGURAL MAVERICK PRODUCERS AWARD Freestyle Production Team Set To Open Fest with Showcase of Top Projects and Industry Super Panel at Arclight Hollywood Cinerama Dome Thursday, August 11, 2011 Showcase to Include:  Kristen Kiwi Smith’s “The Spleendectomy,” starring Anna Faris, Jennifer Aniston and Andrea Bu...

LA Femme Film Festival Announces Program Scheduled

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UPCOMING EVENTSOct-14 to 17th 6th Annual Festival LaunchesOct-14 Lisa Haley Musical Fundraiser Tickets on Sale Now!Oct-15 "Night Catches Us" Film with Kerry Washington and Anthony Mackie. Film to be followed by Q&A with Director Tanya Hamilton and Cast Sponsored by SAG DiversityOct-16 Livin' Livda After Party : A Mixer for our fiends and filmmakersOct-17 Awards Ceremony Honoring Anegla Bassett, Virginia Madsen, Loretta Devine, Angela Kinsey, Maggie WheelerGet Tickets NOW! www.lafemme.org websit...

Los Angeles Greek Film Festival (LAGFF) to present veteran Lenser Phedon Papamichael with 2010 Caree

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Los Angeles Greek Film Festival (LAGFF) will honor veteran cinematographer Phedon Papamichael with the Festival's Orpheus Award for Career Achievement presented by director Alexander Payne (SIDEWAYS) on Sunday, June 13th at the Egyptian Theatre. The Red Carpet evening will celebrate the passion of Phedon’s professional achievements in the fields of Directing, Cinematography and his continued support of the entertainment arts.Papamichael has been the cinematographer on an impressive list of ent...

The Tucson Film & Music Festival (TFMF) kicks off today

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  The Tucson Film & Music Festival (TFMF) kicks off today -- Thursday, October 8 -- with the Southwest premiere of  "Till You're Told to Stop," the story of singer-songwriter James Blunt's extraordinary rise to fame. Q&A with director Ruth Somalo will follow the screening, which takes place "under the stars" outdoors at La Placita Village, 110 S. Church Ave. in the heart of downtown.   Friday, October 9 marks the Opening Night of the fest, with th...

Tucson Film & Music Festival Unveils Complete Film & Music Lineup

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The Tucson Film & Music Festival (TFMF) is pleased to announce its complete film and music lineup for the 5th annual event, which will take place October 9-11, 2009 at various venues throughout Tucson, AZ.Among the selection of World, U.S. and regional premieres, this year's film highlights include Director Jim Granato's "D tour," documenting the poignant story of indie rock band Rogue Wave and its drummer's quest for a new kidney; the North American Premiere of "Berlin Playground" by award-winn...

Tribute to Penelope Spheeris

The Los Angeles Greek Film Festival will honor director Penelope Spheeris who will be in attendance on Friday, June 26 at the Egyptian Theatre.

Small Crime will open LA Greek Film Fest

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The Los Angeles Greek Film Festival announces Christos Georgiou's SMALL CRIME as the festival’s Opening Night Gala presentation and Alexis Kardaras' GUINNESS, starring Antonis Kafetzopoulos, as its Closing Night Gala presentation. This marks the 3rd year of the Festival, which takes place at The Egyptian Theatre from June 25 through June 28, and will feature 7 feature films, 7 documentaries and 8 shorts, with 15 films enjoying their U.S. premieres. The four-day festival highlights include: Op...

TVIFF Temecula Valley International Film And Music Festival

TVIFF showcases the best of contemporary films and all genres of music worldwide blending independent with mainstream fare. It is a competitive festival with Jury and Audience Choice Awards for both Film and Music participants.

Chicago Underground Film Festival line-up

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The 15th annual Chicago Underground Film Festival and Filmmakers Summit is pleased to announce this year’s films and summit schedule. Over 100 films made the cut, showcasing the best of documentary, experimental and feature films that won’t be found in mainstream movie theaters. Presented by IFP/Chicago, the five-day festival and summit takes place October 29 - November 2nd, 2008 at the Viaduct Theater, 3111 N Western Avenue. Schedule and tickets are available at www.cuff.org.The festival ki...

New York's Biggest Film Party Hands Out Its Awards

Friday, December 1-----The Gotham Awards, held in a former luxury cruise line docking pier on the Hudson River, has become New York's biggest film party. Now in its 16th year, it has established a reputation and a following among the indie film world, particularly filmmakers, executives and talent that call New York home. It has reorganized in the past year (after splitting with the former IFP West, which presents the Independent Spirit Awards in Los Angeles over Oscar weekend), putting great...

IFP's Gotham Awards: Half Nelson got three

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At an event tonight set at New York City’s PIER SIXTY at Chelsea Piers, the winners were announced for IFP’s 16th Annual GOTHAM AWARDS hosted by comedian David Cross. The Gotham Awards will be broadcast on NYC TV (Channel 25) on December 6, 2006 from 9-11pm EST, and will be presented with exclusive webcast coverage via IFILM.COM beginning on December 4, 2006.The annual Gotham Awards, presented by IFP, celebrate the authentic voices behind and in front of the camera in films made this year. ...

AFI FEST 2005 announces Award Winners

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AFI FEST 2005 presented by Audi Announces Award WinnersCapping another successful year, AFI FEST 2005 announced its award winners at a special Awards Presentation hosted by Tom Arnold at The Loft at the Festival's Rooftop Village--Sunday evening, November 13, in advance of its Closing Night Gala Presentation, sponsored by Los Angeles Magazine, of director Lasse Hallström's CASANOVA, starring Heath Ledger, Sienna Miller, Lena Olin and Oliver Platt. After the showcasing of 127 films from 44 count...

AFI wrapped awarding Kissed by Winter, Tsotsi and C.R.A.Z.Y.

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AFI FEST 2005, Los Angeles' longest-running Festival, wrapped another successful year at ArcLight Hollywood with its Awards Presentation, sponsored by Netflix. Held on Sunday, November 13, at 5:00 p.m. in the Loft at the Rooftop Village, the event was hosted by Tom Arnold, whose THE KID AND I just saw its World Premiere at a special screening at the Festival.The Festival Jury has awarded Norway's "Kissed by Winter" its grand jury prize in the international feature competition, while the audience...

Silverdocs rides non fiction wave

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SILVERDOCS June 14-19, June Silver: Spring, MarylandBlame it on Michael Moore. The filmmaker provocateur of FAHRENHEIT 911 created a tidal wave of audience and media interest in documentary film that has not yet crested. The truth is that documentaries have escaped from their restricted niche and now can generate the kind of publicity and audience interest that was once reserved for fiction features.Documentaries are suddenly hot, and the financials of making and distributing them have made them...

Slamdance awards

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The Slamdance Film Festival announced its winners tonight in 10 categories at the Slamdance Sparky Award ceremonies at Snow Park Lodge in Deer Valley. "Over the years the Park City Slamdance screenings have become a place for the industry to discover new talent," says Slamdance director Peter Baxter. "Salt Lake City has become increasingly important from a public perspective. This year we expanded into the Madstone Theatres to double our Salt Lake offerings." The "Sparkies" were followed by a pa...

The Slamdance program

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"The Slamdance 2004 Film Festival has invited 19 feature films to compete at our tenth annual festival," Peter Baxter, Slamdance President/Co-Founder, announced today. Eleven of the Competition Features screening this year are fictional narratives and eight are documentaries. In addition to the 19 feature length films, 13 of which are premieres, Slamdance will also screen 21 short films in competition. Special Screenings, films screening out of competition and festival events will be announced a...

The Slamdance program

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"The Slamdance 2004 Film Festival has invited 19 feature films to compete at our tenth annual festival," Peter Baxter, Slamdance President/Co-Founder, announced today. Eleven of the Competition Features screening this year are fictional narratives and eight are documentaries. In addition to the 19 feature length films, 13 of which are premieres, Slamdance will also screen 21 short films in competition. Special Screenings, films screening out of competition and festival events will be announced a...

Slamdance lines up of 19 (first) features

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Slamdance will screen 19 feature films 7 documentaries and 21 shortsFEATURE FILMS SCREENING IN COMPETITION: DEAR PILLOW - (USA, 85 min., Narrative, 2003). WORLD PREMIERE A 17-year-old supermarket bag boy finds a mentor in a porno magazine writer and soon he is enmeshed in some very adult situations. Directed by Bryan Poyser. www.dearpillow.com GOLDFISH GAME - (Belgium, 105 min., Narrative, 2002) US PREMIERE In this modern day fable about an extended family that comes together at a castle in the ...

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