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Second Tribeca (Online) Film Festival launches

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  The 2011 Tribeca Film Festival (TFF) today unveiled the Tribeca (Online) Film Festival supported by founding partner American Express. The pioneering digital initiative will allow domestic audiences to view feature and short films for free and worldwide audiences to engage with filmmakers and industry experts as TFF's 10th edition runs concurrently in lower Manhattan from April 20 to May 1. The debut of the 2011 Tribeca (Online) Film Festival offers film enthusiasts nationwid...

Bahamas Film Fest program

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Festival Founder and Executive Director Leslie Vanderpool today announced the final program details for the 7th edition of the Bahamas International Film Festival (BIFF), which takes place December 1-5, 2010 in Nassau. The Weinstein Company’s highly acclaimed period drama “The King’s Speech” has been selected as this year’s closing night film.Based on the true story of the Queen of England's father and his remarkable friendship with maverick Australian speech therapist Lionel Logue “...

54th BFI London Film Festival Awards

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Yesterday, the 54th BFI London Film Festival, rounded off a highly successful year with the European premiere of Danny Boyle’s 127 HOURS, attended by the director and star, James Franco. This year’s festival hosted 201 feature films and 112 short films from 68 countries including 11 World premieres. There were 530 screenings and 629 filmmaker guests, including 346 UK based and 283 from outside the UK. With 990 industry delegates accredited, the Festival exceeded last year’s figures and rep...

NEWSLETTER N° 479: October 7, 2010

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 .............                                                                                                                                                          WELCOME TO OUR NEWSLETTER N° 479: October 7, 2010 Follow this LINK if you cannot read the newsletter properly Contact the Editor, Advertise on the sites.  Our newsletter reaches 82 000 film professionn...

London Fest It's kind of a funny story

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London Film Festival 13-28 October 2010IT'S KIND OF A FUNNY STORY [2010] dir Ryan Fleck & Anna BodenIT'S KIND OF A FUNNY STORY is most probably the best example of the culmination of every Hollywood studio's "indie film branch" teenage crisis movie ever made. It tells the story of Craig (Keir Gilchrist), a 16-year old teenager who is engulfed by depression and when is on the way to attempt suicide, decides to go check himself into a psych ward of the local hospital instead. He then is committed ...

The Loss Of Innocence At TIFF

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  Yesterday was September 11th, and again I find myself in the city of Toronto, as I did in 2001......when the planes crashed, the towers fell, the buildings burned and America lost its innocence. It was a very strange place to be back then, in the midst of covering a film festival, while one's city was in chaos. For those of us from New York, there was a shared concern about the loss of loved ones, the security of our friends and family and the frustrations of not being able to place p...

Stars Shine Brightly In Toronto

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  Natalie Portman in BLACK SWAN  While film professionals are here at the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) to buy and sell films in a still soft market, for the Toronto public the big attraction are the movie stars who will be walking the red carpet in the coming 10 days. Toronto is a bit star-crazy, with all the local television stations highlighting their TIFF coverage and promising viewers up-close-and-personal access with the movie stars who are huddling here. Ever...

One day to go Until Toronto Film Festival

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RABBIT HOLE (John Cameron Mitchell, USA) With just a month left until the Toronto International Film Festival, the largest film event in North America and one of the premiere film summits of the year, the shape of the event is coming into closer view. With independent and international cinema showing some pulse at the box office after a disasterous two years, all eyes will be turning to Canada in the coming weeks for a crystal ball peak at what should be some of the big end-of-y...

Sarasota Film Festival highlights

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The 11th Annual Regal Entertainment Group SARASOTA FILM FESTIVAL will get underway on Friday evening March 27, 2009 and run through Sunday, April 5, 2009. The Festival will be presented at Sarasota’s Hollywood 20 Cinemas with Opening Night at the Van Wezel Performing Arts Center, Closing Night Tribute at the Sarasota Opera House, screenings and conversations at the Historic Asolo, and other area venues. This year’s Festival will present over 160 narrative, documentary and short films from t...

Portland International Film Festival’s Audience Awards

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The 32nd Portland International Film Festival’s Audience Awards The 31,000 audience members at this year’s 32nd Portland International Film Festival have selected their favorite films from among the 78 feature and 36 shorts screened February 6-22. Tying for first place for Best Feature Award are Toa Frazer’s DEAN SPANLEY (New Zealand) and Dorie Dörrie’s CHERRY BLOSSOMS (Germany). Two films also tied for the Best Documentary Award—Festival guest Jennifer Grausman’s film PRESSURE COO...

Indie Oscars Announce Nominations

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  Tuesday, December 2-------The Film Independent Spirit Awards, also referred to as the "indie Oscars" has announced its nomination list today, giving added fuel to the awards season. Top nominees include FROZEN RIVER (Courtney Hunt), BALLAST (Lance Hammer) and RACHEL GETTING MARRIED (Jonathan Demme). Other films competing for the Best Feature Award include THE WRESTLER (Darren Aronofsky) and WENDY AND LUCY (Kelly Reichardt).   FROZEN RIVER, which won the ...

The Film Independent Spirit Awards

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The Film Independent Spirit Awards, also referred to as the "indie Oscars" has announced its nomination list today, giving added fuel to the awards season. Top nominees include FROZEN RIVER (Courtney Hunt), BALLAST (Lance Hammer) and RACHEL GETTING MARRIED (Jonathan Demme). Other films competing for the Best Feature Award include THE WRESTLER (Darren Aronofsky) and WENDY AND LUCY (Kelly Reichardt). FROZEN RIVER, which won the top prize at the 2008 Sundance Film Festival, boasted six nomination...

Bahamas International Film Festival Jury members

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The Bahamas International Film Festival (BIFF) announced today the members of the jury that will preside over the 5th edition of the Festival, which takes place December 4-11, 2008. The jury was revealed today by BIFF Founder and Executive Director Leslie Vanderpool. This year, the Festival will showcase 80 films from 22 different countries, including 50 features of which several are world or international premieres and nearly all Bahamian premieres. The four competition categories at BIFF are S...

Bahamas International Film Festival line up

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  Bahamas International Film Festival will run December 4-11, 2008 http://www.bintlfilmfest.com/ 2008 BAHAMAS INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL LINE UP   FILM TITLE                                        COUNTRY                   DIRECTOR   NEW VISIONS DRAMA A DEAL IS A DEAL                                  UK                    ...

Bahamas International Film Festival Line up

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Bahamas International Film Festival will run December 4-11, 2008 http://www.bintlfilmfest.com/ 2008 BAHAMAS INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL LINE UP  FILM TITLE COUNTRY DIRECTOR  NEW VISIONS DRAMA A DEAL IS A DEAL UK Jonathan Gershfield AUGUST USA Austin Chick COLD LUNCH ...

Spike Lee's Miracle at St. Anna will close Bahamas

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Festival Founder and Executive Director Leslie Vanderpool today announced the final program details for the 5th edition of the Bahamas International Film Festival (BIFF), which takes place December 4-11, 2008. This year, the Festival will showcase 80 films from 22 different countries, including 50 features of which several are world or international premieres and nearly all Bahamian premieres. The four competition categories at BIFF are Spirit of Freedom: Dramatic; Spirit of Freedom: Documentary...

Bahamas International Film Festival line up

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Festival Founder and Executive Director Leslie Vanderpool today announced the final program details for the 5th edition of the Bahamas International Film Festival (BIFF), which takes place December 4-11, 2008. This year, the Festival will showcase 80 films from 22 different countries, including 50 features of which several are world or international premieres and nearly all Bahamian premieres. The four competition categories at BIFF are Spirit of Freedom: Dramatic; Spirit of Freedom: Documentary...

Program for the 5th edition of the Bahamas Fest

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Festival Founder and Executive Director Leslie Vanderpool today announced the final program details for the 5th edition of the Bahamas International Film Festival (BIFF), which takes place December 4-11, 2008. This year, the Festival will showcase 80 films from 22 different countries, including 50 features of which several are world or international premieres and nearly all Bahamian premieres. The four competition categories at BIFF are Spirit of Freedom: Dramatic; Spirit of Freedom: Documentary...

AFI FEST DAILY NEWS, Day 9

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You know what today is? It's Friday—the weekend! And you can quite happily spend all of it attending the films and events at AFI FEST. There's no better way to start than with the Festival's Tribute to Danny Boyle and the Special Screening of his latest film, SLUMDOG MILLIONAIRE. But we have alternatives: Special Screenings of Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck's SUGAR and Arnaud Desplechin's A CHRISTMAS TALE, a big block of films in the World Cinema section, competition films in the Docu...

Focus from London Fest on Sugar: Interview with Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck

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Writer-directors Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck released their first feature, Half Nelson, in 2006 to critical acclaim, popularity and awards. Their next film, Sugar, is a beautifully realised study of the American Dream seen through the eyes of a talented young baseball player from the Dominican Republic. Sugar is a coming-of-age story and an immigrant story set in the world of American baseball. How did you come up with it?RF: Well in the United States, boys grow up being obsessed with baseball, a...

Cinema Celebs At Hamptons Film Festival

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Saturday, October 18------The Hamptons International Film Festival welcomes the following film celebs: Jake Abel, Marc Abraham, Bibi Andersson, Bob Balaban, Alec Baldwin, Wouter Barendrecht, Jacqueline Bisset, Anne Boden, Charlie Cox, John Francis Daley, Jamie Dornan, Ellisa Down, Bob Drew, Dominick Dunne, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Giancarlo Esposito, Erik Fischl, Ryan Fleck, Will Frears, Mamie Gummer, Maryam Hassouni, Chris Hegedus, Hannah Herzsprung, Rian Johnson, Taylor Kitsch, Kate Mar...

VIFF's 23rd Annual Film and Television Forum wrapped

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A slate of cinema's top award-winning filmmakers galvanized a 'standing-room-only' event at VIFF's 23rd Annual Film and Television Forum on Saturday, September 27 at the Vancouver International Film Centre. New Filmmakers' Day, the only event of its kind in Western Canada drew a packed house for such notable guests as Oscar-winning cinematographer Guillermo Navarro (Pan's Labyrinth, Hell Boy II: The Golden Army) and Sundance favourites, the writer/director team Ryan Fleck and Anna Boden (Half Ne...

Hamptons International Film Festival highlights

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The HAMPTONS INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL is proud to announce the films, programs and special events which will make up the 2008 season. Now in its 16th year, this East Coast favorite comes to life against the fall back-drop as talent, industry and audiences participate in what has now become one of the leading international film festivals of the world. The 2008 Hamptons International Film Festival runs October 15th through 19th, 2008, in East Hampton, New York with additional venues in Southa...

No Borders Co-Production Market In New York

 Friday, September 19-----One of the key events of the Independent Film Week in New York, organized by the IFP/Independent Feature Project this past week, is the No Borders International Co-Production Market. Now in its 14th year, No Borders is the only international co-production market in the U.S., connecting U.S. and international narrative projects at the script stage with financiers and buyers. "No Borders has become one of the great success stories of IFP's first 30 years," said...

15 world premieres at next London Film Festival

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The Times BFI 52nd London Film Festival runs from 15 October – 30 October. The programme, announced today by Artistic Director Sandra Hebron, includes a record number of world and international premieres with a total of 189 features and 108 shorts screening alongside a stellar line-up of special events and expected guests.Opening Night film, Ron Howard’s FROST/NIXON, is one of the Festival’s 15 world premieres and the Closing Night Gala is the European premiere of Danny Boyle’s SLUMDOG M...

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