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The 37th Toronto International Film Festival announced its award recipients

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  The 37th Toronto International Film Festival announced its award recipients today at a reception at the Intercontinental Hotel Toronto. The Canadian awards below were selected by a jury comprised of producer and filmmaker Jody Shapiro, CPH PIX Festival Director Jacob Neiiendam, actor and filmmaker Valerie Buhagiar and director, writer and producer Patricia Rozema. THE CITY OF TORONTO + CANADA GOOSE AWARD FOR BEST CANADIAN FEATURE FILM  The City of Toronto + Canada G...

10 Coolest Animated Music Videos

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  by Ariana Marsh Admittedly, before I started working for ÉCU my knowledge of music video genres was embarrassingly narrow. I was well versed in those that included catchy dance routines, the most bizarrely couture fashions, sickeningly impossible romantic love stories, and even those including all of the above PLUS million dollar cars, models and miraculous weather that rained cash. Basically, MTV had been my music video education. However, after poking around on v...

Berlinale 2012: International Jury presided by Mike Leigh

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With Mike Leigh serving as Jury President, the International Jury will decide who will receive the Golden Bear and Silver Bears as well as the Alfred Bauer Prize of the 2012 Berlinale Competition. The other members of the International Jury will be Anton Corbijn, Asghar Farhadi, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Jake Gyllenhaal, François Ozon, Boualem Sansal and Barbara Sukowa. Mike Leigh (Jury President) Mike Leigh has made a name for himself as one of the most outstanding filmmakers of auteur cinema and...

A Showcase Of Classic And Contemporary Italian Cinema

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  Fellini, Rossellini, Visconti, De Sica, Pasolini, Bertolucci, Antonioni......these are some of the greatest masters of the art of filmmaking. All of the above, and several others, are included in the Days Of Italian Cinema event at the Zlin Film Festival, a true feast for cinemaphiles. Italian film has been a lively inspiration for filmmakers for decades and despite the frequent opinion that Italian cinema is dead or dying, there comes a new generation to take the place of the old mas...

Prizewinners Holland Animation Film Festival 2010

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Winner Grand Prix HAFF Feature FilmChico y Rita, Javier Mariscal, Fernando Trueba, Tono Errando, (Spain, United Kingdom, 2010)Winners Dioraphte Grand Prix HAFF Hand Soap, Kei Oyama (Japan, 2009)Freud, Fish and Butterfly, Haiyang Wang, Liu Zengyin, (China, 2009)Grand Prix HAFF Commissioned FilmsN.A.S.A Featuring Tom Waits and Kool Keith: Spacious Thoughts, Fluorescent Hill, (Canada, 2009) And the winners are…Grand Prix HAFF Feature Film Chico y Rita Javier Mariscal, Fernando Trueba, T...

Complete AFI Festival Lineup Announced

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AFI FEST 2009 presented by Audi today announced the complete lineup of films for the 23rd edition of the Festival, including the Closing Night Gala, Centerpiece Screening, Tributes and Special Presentations.The complete program line-up for AFI FEST 2009 presented by Audi is as follows:GALAS/TRIBUTESFANTASTIC MR. FOX (Opening Night Gala, North American Premiere) Cast: George Clooney, Meryl Streep, Jason Schwartzman, Bill Murray, Wally Wolodarsky, Eric Anderson, Michael Gambon, Willem Dafoe, Owen ...

6th London Short Film Festival to enter the new year

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6th London Short Film Festival: 9th – 18th January 2009Are you cold? Morose? Sunken by January blues? Here, let us put some mittens on those hands so bitten and raw. Yes, let us take you by the hand, and lead you through the streets of London. This year London Short Film Festival is all about the journey. And the nice warm cinema destination. And then the bar. Using more venues than ever before, the capital becomes a cinematic sprawl, where you'll find new creative visions to light your way th...

Plot and cast of Doctor Parnassus

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The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus is an upcoming fantasy-adventure mystery film directed by Terry Gilliam and written by Gilliam and Charles McKeown. In the film, the leader of a traveling theater troupe, through a deal with the Devil, takes audience members through a magical mirror to explore their imaginations. Christopher Plummer, Tom Waits, and Heath Ledger star in the film, though the death of Ledger midway through filming caused production to be temporarily suspended. Ledger's role was...

The Starz Denver Film Festival will honour Bill Pullman

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The 31st Starz Denver Film Festival (SDFF) will honor an outstanding and wide array of talented film artists during the 11-day festival which kicks off November 13 and runs through November 23. Actor Bill Pullman will receive the Festival's prestigious John Cassavetes Award while Richard Jenkins will be presented with the Excellence in Acting Award. Additionally, SDFF will pay tribute to cinematographer Wally Pfister, Iranian filmmaker Majid Majidi and Swiss filmmaker Thomas Imbach for their ...

Tribeca reveals line up of 122 feature films from 31 countries

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The 2008 Tribeca Film Festival has announced the line-ups for its World Narrative and World Documentary Feature Film Competitions as well the films it has chosen to present in the Encounters section for the seventh annual Festival. The Festival will take place April 23 – May 4, 2008 in Lower Manhattan. The Festival will present a streamlined selection of 122 feature films from 31 different countries, including 55 World Premieres, ten International Premieres, 26 North American Premieres, eig...

Terry Gilliam starts shooting in London

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Academy Award®-nominated writer/director Terry Gilliam (The Brothers Grimm, Twelve Monkeys, Brazil, Time Bandits) is filming THE IMAGINARIUM OF DOCTOR PARNASSUS on a variety of locations in and around London, it has been announced by Academy Award®-.nominated producer William Vince, producer Amy Gilliam, and Paris-based producer/distributor Samuel Hadida. The modern-day fantasy adventure stars Academy Award® nominee Heath Ledger (The Dark Knight, Brokeback Mountain), Christopher Plummer (Man...

Interview with Anton Corbijn - Control

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The 70s UK band, Joy Division, was responsible for two life changing moments, photographer and Control director Anton Corbijn tells Jimmy Thomson when talking about his biopic of Joy Division’s ill-fated lead singer Ian Curtis.Photographer and rock music video director Anton Corbijn can credit British post-punk band Joy Division with two life-changing moments. The first was his decision to leave his native Holland to live and work in the UK, the second was as the subject of his first and highl...

Competitive selection of FEST - International Film Festival Santa Maria da Feira has been announced.

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The official international competitive selection of FEST - International Film Festival Santa Maria da Feira has been announced. In this edition we counted with 1161 submissions and 86 have been selected in 2 competitive sections Our program has already been considered one of the best of the last years in Portugal, in Our program you can find films like Jellyfish : winner of the Golden Camera in Cannes Wristcutters: A Love Story With Tom waits has been shortlisted for Sundance California d...

Indie Film Nation #076 for 17th July 2007

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Interview with Richard Moore (Executive Director) of the Melbourne International Film Festival which commences on the 25th July to the 12th August 2007 plus we catch up with Barry Mandingo (screenwriter and previous co-host of the Indie Film Nation Podcast) who turns up in England (of all places) and joins me in a discussion on all things cinema! Music How Is It Gonna End by Tom Waits   Click here to listen to the show ...

High Fall Festival celebrates women in film

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The 2006 HIGH FALLS FILM FESTIVAL celebrates its sixth wonderful year of honoring the cinematic achievements of women around the world. This unique and exciting festival will take place in Rochester, New York, November 8-13, 2006. The Festival has grown exponentially to become one of the vital cultural assets in Western New York. This international festival of films made with women taking an integral place behind the camera draws people from around the country and globe to this stimulating eve...

Indie Film Nation Podcast Episode #060 for 17th October 2006

Industry News David Lynch confirms self distribution of Inland Empire to hit cinemas soon! Survival Tips for Independent Filmmakers in New York Times Article Pakistan zombie horror film coming soon! Gamers screening @ Home Brewed Film Festival (Sydney, Australia) on 23rd October and available now @ Buygamers.com [audio-player]0 bytes

Indie Film Nation Podcast Episode #060 for 17th October 2006

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Industry News David Lynch confirms self distribution of Inland Empire to hit cinemas soon! Survival Tips for Independent Filmmakers in New York Times Article Pakistan zombie horror film coming soon! Gamers screening @ Home Brewed Film Festival (Sydney, Australia) on 23rd October and available now @ Buygamers.com Event Wrap Woodstock Film Festival (NYC) Winners Event PreviewLondon Film Festival commences on the 18th October to 2nd November Inside Tip Have you been using the enhanced feature...

Sundance 2006 Wraps with awards to Quincenara

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The 25th Sundance Film Festival wrapped here Sunday with screening of the award winning films. For the first time in the festivals history two films took both the audience and jury prizes in the narrative and documentary categories. “Quincenara”, which offers insight into Hispanic family culture through the eyes of teenagers living in Los Angeles, earned the best dramatic film honor from the Sundance jury of five film industry veterans as well as the top drama prize from audience members. Ma...

The third Zagreb Film Festival concluded

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The third Zagreb Film Festival, from 17 to 22. October 2005, hosted by the City of Zagreb, presents films by studio or independent filmmakers, is devoted to the exhibition of three-category feature film, short film and documentary film, as well as other aspects of the film and multimedia projects. The premises of this center had a sort of artistic dynamics and beside students, it is primarily intended for other generations as a meeting place for contemplating new creative potentials. Besides the...

Bend Short Film Festival wrapped

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Bend - the second annual Bend film Festival wrapped on Sunday with an awards gala that presented over $20,000 in cash prizes to independent filmmakers. Top honors went to Hank Rogersons “Shakespeare behind Bars” which follows a group of convicts who stage Shakespeare's play “The Tempest” and chronicles their growth as they produce the play.The audience award is funded by a percentage of ticket sales and will net the documentary film “The Real Dirt on Farmer John’ over $7500 . The fil...

San Francisco Film Festival opening night

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47th San Francisco International Film Festival (April 15-29) April 15th is tax day. But all the stress of income tax preparations and payments evaporated when the rousing theme song from San Francisco, the 1936 movie starring Jeannette MacDonald and Clark Gable, blasted from the pipes of the Castro Theatre’s Mighty Wurlitzer organ. Everyone in the 1400-seat movie palace clapped along. As Wu-Tang Clan producer and Kill Bill composer RZA proclaimed about the 1922 historic landmark: ...

Coffee & Cigarettes from Jim Jarmusch will open SFIFF

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47th SAN FRANCISCO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL TO OPEN WITH JIM JARMUSCH’S COFFEE AND CIGARETTES:Comic Vignettes from a Pioneer of American Independent Film The 47th San Francisco International Film Festival (April 15–29) is set to open on Thursday, April 15, 7 pm, at the historic Castro Theatre with Jim Jarmusch’s COFFEE AND CIGARETTES, a humorous collection of café conversations on various offbeat topics.COFFEE AND CIGARETTES stars an assortment of beloved performers including Bill Murr...

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