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GRINDHOUSE PRESENTS PLANET TERROR explodes onto DVD

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Busting at the seams with outrageous action sequences, deliciously over-the-top characters and gross special effects, Robert Rodriguez's (Sin City, Once Upon a Time in Mexico) GRINDHOUSE PRESENTS PLANET TERROR explodes onto DVD as a two-disc extended and unrated edition on October 16 from Genius Products LLC. and The Weinstein Company. Rose McGowan ("Charmed," Scream, The Black Dahlia) and Freddy Rodriguez (Bobby, "Six Feet Under") give stunning performances as go-go girl-tur...

London Film Festival unveils line up

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The Times BFI 51st London Film Festival’s full programme, announced today by Artistic Director Sandra Hebron, includes 184 features and 133 shorts as well as a host of screen talks, masterclasses and live events. Opening the Festival on Thursday 17 October is the UK premiere of David Cronenberg’s EASTERN PROMISES with Viggo Mortensen, Naomi Watts and Vincent Cassel, whilst Wes Anderson closes the Festival on November 1 with the UK premiere of THE DARJEELING LIMITED, starring Jason Schwartzma...

« Boulevard de la Mort – un film Grindhouse » de Quentin Tarantino

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Avec la présentation en Compétition de Boulevard de la Mort – un film Grindhouse, le Festival de Cannes retrouve un fidèle parmi les fidèles en la personne de Quentin Tarantino. Après avoir été révélé avec Reservoir Dogs en 1992, remporté la Palme d’Or pour Pulp Fiction deux ans plus tard puis présenté son Kill Bill – volume 2 en 2004, l’année-même où il officiait comme Président du Jury, le réalisateur américain dévoile aujourd’hui son nouveau long métrage. Boulev...

"Death Proof - A Grindhouse Film" by Quentin Tarantino

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With the in-Competition presentation of Death Proof – A Grindhouse Film, the Cannes Festival is reunited with one of its most loyal directors, none other than Quentin Tarantino. After bursting onto the scene in 1992 with Reservoir Dogs, winning the Golden Palm for Pulp Fiction two years later, and then presenting his Kill Bill – Volume 2 here in 2004, the very year when he officiated as President of the Jury, this year the American filmmaker is traveling with some especially original reels i...

ITN Distribution, Inc Acquisitions team gears into high level for the 2007 Marche du Film/Cannes

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Dynamic independent film distribution company, ITN Distribution Inc. (ITN) today announced their slate of films for the 2007 Marche du Film/Cannes Film Festival. ITN will be conducting sales for territories worldwide in Riviera F-11. The films are a diverse mix of high-concept features, shorts and documentaries in a wide variety of genres such as action, horror, thriller and comedy. High profile films and talent include, Johnny 316 starring Vincent Gallo (The Brown Bunny) and newcomer Nina Bros...

Tarantino and Rodriguez ShoWest “Directors of the Year”

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ShoWest has named Quentin Tarantino and Robert Rodriguez ShoWest “Directors of the Year,” it was announced by Mitch Neuhauser, co-managing director of the event that will be held March 12 -15, 2007 in Las Vegas.Tarantino and Rodriguez will be presented with the ShoWest Director’s of the Year award at ShoWest’s closing night ceremony on Thursday, March 15 at Bally's and Paris Las Vegas.“We are thrilled to honor two of the most renowned and imaginative filmmakers in the industry today by...

Cliff Robertson on hand at WorldFest to accept his Remi Career Achievement Award

The 41st Annual WorldFest-Houston, April 11-28, 2008 will begin announcing both Feature and Short Film & Video selections for the upcoming ten-day International Film Festival by March 1st, 2008. WorldFest will select 55-60 International Indie Feature films and between 88 and 96 short film & video productions. Additional Remi Award winners will be announced by March 15th in all 10 competition categories. The

41st WorldFest-Houston - April 11-20, 2008 - Entries are now OPEN - to JAN 15th!

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Howdy from Houston ... If you have a film/video ready to enter now, competition categories are still open! All Screenplays are also still open, until January 15! Email us to check on your category and if the jury is still hard at work, they may accept your entry. Simply contact us at - entry@worldfest.org for a quick response. We will start posting the titles of Shorts and Features that have been selected for screening at WorldFest in the next few weeks! We will post them here on FEST21 and on ...

Bitfilm Awards Nominees

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Here Are The Nominees For The Bitfilm Awards The Internet audience has decided in a public voting about the nominees for the Bitfi lm Awards. These are the fi ve fi lms in each category which will enter the second round of the Bitfi lm online voting:T-COM 3D SPACE AWARDElephants Dream by Bassam Kurdali (Netherlands)No Room For Gerold by Daniel Nocke (Germany)Supermoine by Bagnol Julien, Ho Sebastien and Landouzy Florian (France)The End by Maxime Leduc, Michel Samreth, Martin Ruyant (France)Versu...

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...

Hollywood Awards Ceremony kicks off Oscar season

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The 9th Annual Hollywood Film Festival's "Hollywood Awards(r)" ceremony, honoring independent filmmakers and established Hollywood professionals, was held last night before a standing-room-only audience of over 1,200 Hollywood Film Festival attendees at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills. Special honors went to Lions Gate Films Releasing President Tom Ortenberg, film preservation leader Librarian of Congress Dr. James Billington, actress Diane Keaton, actor Joaquin Phoenix, actress Charli...

10 Features Candidates for Hollywood World Awards

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Hollywood World Awards list of nomineesHollywood Beverly Hills Hilton: October 24This year's nominees for The Hollywood World Awards® are:"4" (Russia) directed by Ilya Khrzhanovsky; "Battle in Heaven" (Mexico) directed by Carlos Reygadas;"The Beat That My Heart Skipped" (France) directed by Jacques Audiard; "Cache" ("Hidden") (France/Austria) directed by Michael Haneke; "Death of Mr. Lazarescu" (Romania) directed by Cristi Puiu;"Fateless" (Hungary) directed by Lajos Koltai; "L'Enfant" (Belgium)...

Inaugural Austin Fantastic Fest opens with Zathura

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The first-ever Austin Fantastic Fest (October 6 - 9) will present sneak previews of Jon Favreau’s ZATHURA, Robert Rodriguez & Frank Miller’s SIN CITY: RECUT & EXTENDED, and Werner Herzog’s THE WILD BLUE YONDER; work-in-progress screenings of John Gulager’s FEAST and Eli Roth’s HOSTEL; behind-the-scenes peeks at the making of Richard Linklater’s A SCANNER DARKLY and Andrew Adamson’s THE CHRONICLES OF NARNIA: THE LION, THE WITCH AND THE WARDOBE; and over a dozen other feature films f...

Sin City extended version at the inaugural Fantastic Fest

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The inaugural Fantastic Fest (Oct. 6-9, 2005) will present sneak previews of Robert Rodriguez & Frank Miller’s SIN CITY: RECUT & EXTENDED; John Gulager’s Project Greenlight horror film FEAST as a work-in-progress; and Werner Herzog’s science-fiction fantasy THE WILD BLUE YONDER (Winner, FIPRESCI Prize, 2005 Venice Film Festival).SIN CITY: RECUT & EXTENDED expands the hit film into a trilogy of stand-alone stories, featuring new footage and extended scenes. (Fantastic Fest will be the firs...

DCI finalizes D Cinema system requirements and specs

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Digital Cinema Initiatives, LLC (DCI)venture was formed in March 2002. The purpose of DCI is to establish and document specifications for an open architecture for Digital Cinema components that ensures a uniform and high level of technical performance, reliability and quality control.DCI members include Disney, Fox, MGM, Paramount, Sony Pictures Entertainment, Universal and Warner Bros. Studios. Digital Cinema Initiatives, LLC (DCI) has completed the final overall system requirements and specifi...

Willem Dafoe honored at San Sebastian

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Willem Dafoe honored with Donostioa Prize at 53th San Sebastian Festival.With a face of sharply cut angles and restless eyes, this peculiar actor could well have found himself typecast in villainous roles like the one he played in David Lynch’s Wild at Heart. But he has in fact achieved enormous popularity for characters having nothing in common with this stereotype, such as Sergeant Elias in Oliver Stone’s Platoon, Paul Schrader’s sleepy New York night-time dealer in Light Sleeper or Jesu...

Hollywood Awards reveal award winners

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Warner Bros.' "BATMAN BEGINS," Disney's "HOWL'S MOVING CASTLE," Dimension's "SIN CITY" and Paramount's "WAR OF THE WORLDS" will be presented with awards at 9th annual HOLLYWOOD AWARDS.The Hollywood Film Festival's Board of Advisors is proud to announce that this year's festival will honor Warner Bros.' "Batman Begins" with the "Hollywood Sound of the Year Award," Disney's "Howl's Moving Castle" with the "Hollywood Animation of the Year Award," Dimension's "Sin City" with the "Hollywood Make-Up o...

Houston award winners

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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...

Leslie Shatz technical prize at Cannes Prix Vulcain

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LESLIE SHATZ WINS PRIX VULCAIN AT THE 58THCANNES FILM FESTIVALAt the closing ceremonies for the 58th Cannes Film Festival Saturday, May 21, 2005 the Commission Superieure Technique de l’Image et du Son (CST) decided unanimously to bestow it’s prestigious Prix Vulcain de l'Artiste-Technicien, to Leslie Shatz for his sublimely minimalist sound design on Gus Van Sant’s LAST DAYS. Shatz shared the award with Robert Rodriguez for his visual treatment on SIN CITY. >From 1951 to 2000, a jury comp...

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...

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...

Comic -Con International Convention wrapped

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SATURDAY AT COMIC-CON INTERNATIONAL: 2004 From Borgs to Rainbow Men, from “Star Trek” to “Star Wars,” thousands of comic book fans, film fans, and those just curious gathered at the San Diego (CA) Convention Center July 22-25 for the annual Comic-Con International Convention. Jude Law, Giovanni Ribisi, Ling Bai, writer/director Kerry Conran, and others with “Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow” promoted their film with a question and answer series. Mark Hamill led a panel of voice ...

Howdy from Houston! its a wrap

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WorldFest-Houston Film Festival 2004 Awards Ten Great Days in April - 450 Intl Filmmakers Attended! Grand Finale of 2004 WorldFest-Houston (The 37th Annual WorldFest-Houston International Film Festival) WorldFest-Houston, the third oldest film festival in North America, celebrated the conclusion of its 37th annual independent film showcase with an Awards Gala on April 24th and Closing Day festivities with a VIP tour of NASA and Space Center Houston and Texas Barbecue on April 25th sponsored by T...

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...
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