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3rd NYC International Film Festival Opening Night Premiere & Honors

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By Maria Esteves – August 13, 2012 The Third New York City International Film Festival 2012 (NYCIFF 2012) Opening Night Gala Awards and World Premiere of Saving Grace B. Jones, directed by Connie Stevens commenced Thursday, August 9, 7:00pm at the magnificent Angelica Film Center. Presented by NYCIFF founder/CEO Robert Rizzo, the festival presents the best in world cinema from emerging and established filmmakers. This year’s festival includes over 100 films (features, documentaries...

2012 Tribeca Film Festival Circuit Coverage

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By Maria Esteves – June 26, 2012 The 11th Annual 2012 Tribeca Film Festival (TFF 2012) presented by founding partner American Express commenced April 18 - 29, 2012 in New York. This year’s festival showcased 106 features, 60 shorts, and 88 premieres including panel discussions, special events, online screenings, real time video streaming, free events (Tribeca Drive-In, Family Festival Street Fair, Tribeca/ESPN Sports Day, Tribeca Soccer Day), filmmakers, and industry parties. The opening ...

2012 OBIE Awards Photo Coverage

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By: Maria Esteves – May 22, 2012 The 57th Annual 2012 Village Voice OBIE Awards honoring theatrical excellence and achievements in Off-Broadway and Off-Off-Broadway commenced Monday, May 21, 8:00 pm at the legendary Webster Hall ballroom, New York. The ceremony featured performance by Joshua Henry and Sumayya Ali from ten-time Tony Award nominated Broadway musical The Gershwin’s Porgy and Bess, David Patrick Kelly from eleven-time Tony Award nominated Broadway ONCE, and Ethan Lipton &a...

Wall Street Crisis Film Opens CT Film Festival

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The 2012 Connecticut Film Festival opens on Thursday, April 26 with the world premiere of CONFIDENCE GAME, an inside look at the Wall Street economic downfall by the players at the center of the crisis, directed by local Connecticut filmmaker Nick Verbitzky. Through the eyes of former employees of financial giant Bear Sterns, shyster mortgage brokers, devastated homeowners, whistle blowers and eminent financial journalists including Bryan Burrough, William D. Cohan and Andrew R...

WINNERS OF THE 27TH ANNUAL SANTA BARBARA FILM FESTIVAL (SBIFF 2012)

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WINNERS OF THE 27TH ANNUAL SANTA BARBARA FILM FESTIVAL (SBIFF 2012) With closing film of festival, the Lebanese hit film by actress/writer/director Nadine Labaki, WHERE DO WE GO NOW? (Arabic: وهلّأ لوين؟ w halla' la wayn‎, French: Et maintenant, on va ou?, 2011) which held its world premier during the 2011 Cannes Film Festival as part of 'Un Certain Regard'. It was the Lebanese 2011 Oscar submission this year. The film held its North American premier in Toronto at TIFF...

WINNERS OF THE 27TH ANNUAL SANTA BARBARA FILM FESTIVAL (SBIFF 2012)

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  WINNERS OF THE 27TH ANNUAL SANTA BARBARA FILM FESTIVAL (SBIFF 2012) With closing film of festival, the Lebanese hit film by actress/writer/director Nadine Labaki, WHERE DO WE GO NOW? (Arabic: وهلّأ لوين؟ w halla' la wayn‎, French: Et maintenant, on va ou?, 2011) which held its world premier during the 2011 Cannes Film Festival as part of 'Un Certain Regard'. It was the Lebanese 2011 Oscar submission this year. The film held its North American premier in Toronto at TIF...

Taika Waititi ('BOY', 2010) will attend the 2012 Berlinale with 'JOJO RABBIT' (2012)

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  Taika Waititi will attend the 2012 Berlinale with his new film project (currently in development) JOJO RABBIT (2012). Taika is an actor/writer/director from the Raukorekore region of east coast New Zealand and of Te-Whanau-a-Apanui descent. Two years ago his film BOY (2010) held its North American premier at the 2010 Sundance Film Festival. The film BOY, above and beyond, is everything a superb film can aspire to be. It is by far one of the greatest film achievements I have seen ...

Tribeca Jury announced

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The Tribeca Film Festival (TFF), today announced its jurors – a diverse and talented group of 38 individuals, including award-winning filmmakers and screenwriters, celebrated actors, respected journalists and media pioneers. They will be divided among the six competitive Festival categories and will announce the winning films, filmmakers and actors in those categories at the TFF Awards Night ceremony on April 28 hosted by Gideon Yago, which will be streamed live on TribecaFilm.com. The 2011 Fe...

Wild Rose Independent Film Festival

The Wild Rose Independent Film Festival will be held November 3-10, 2011 at the Fleur Cinema and Café in Des Moines. This artsy, hip and indie -friendly theatre/coffee house/bar/cafe has proven to be a fun and convenient venue also allowing attending filmmakers and audience close proximity to a wide variety of shops, restaurants, bars and music. Just 5 minutes from both the Des Moines International Airport and Downtown Des Moines, the Fleur has proven to be a very popular location!

Says Mr. Jeremiah Sayys

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  Independent Filmmaker Jeremiah Sayys (www.imdb.com/name/nm1770266/), who made is directorial debut with the psychological horror film "Of Silence" (www.ofsilencefilm.com) due to begin hitting film festivals next year, is being linked to many projects that's being developed by his independent production company, WorldsLastHero Productions. Sayys' next project seems to be the werewolf film "WULF", but with many rumors floating around and misinformation being spread, S...

Films from Sundance 2011 on demand

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Sundance Selects, the theatrical and video-on-demand film label, today announced the second partnership with the not-for-profit Sundance Institute for the 2011 Sundance Film Festival (January 20th - 30th, Park City, UT). As part of the "Direct from the Sundance Film Festival" initiative, five films being screened at the 2011 Sundance Film Festival will simultaneously be available nationwide, on-demand, through Sundance Selects. The films include four world premieres recently acquired by Sundanc...

THE HIVE, a ground-breaking 5 day residential lab

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The BigPond Adelaide Film Festival today announced the Australian artists, musicians, filmmakers, theatre makers, dancers, choreographers and writers who will participate in THE HIVE, a ground-breaking 5 day residential lab taking place within the 2011 BigPond Adelaide Film Festival (BAFF). THE HIVE will encourage art form cross-pollination – between practitioners, and between processes and creative approaches.The inaugural HIVE participants include Richard Tognetti, Artistic Director of the A...

Bahamas jury members

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Festival Attracts High Profile Industry Players For Jury and PanelsThe Bahamas International Film Festival (BIFF) announced today the members of the jury that will preside over the 7th edition of the Festival, which takes place December 1-5, 2010. The jury was revealed today by BIFF Founder and Executive Director Leslie Vanderpool. This year, the Festival will showcase 56 films from 17 different countries, including 27 features of which several are world or international premieres and all Bahami...

Doha Tribeca Film Festival 2010 Awards

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Hawi won Best Arab Film and Balls picked up the award for Best Arab Filmmaker in recognition for its screenplay at the second Doha Tribeca Film Festival (DTFF) which came to a dramatic end at the Closing Night Gala and open-air concert by superstar Ragheb Alama along the Arabian Gulf at Katara Cultural Village.The First Grader and Grandma, A Thousand Times won the Audience Awards for Best Narrative Film and Best Documentary Film. The prize for Best Arab Short Film went to Sirwar Zirkly’s Missi...

TCFF Daily Post - The Clearwater Film Festival Dispels Rumors About Religion

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For several months, and daily for the past week I have been fielding emails and telephone calls from around the world questioning who is in charge of the Clearwater Film Festival.The answer is Mike Rembis.  It is solely owned by me and nobody else.I was asked again today who sponsors The Clearwater Film Festival.  The answer is me - Mike Rembis.  I invented it and put my life savings into it and I have a few sponsors who have provided me with in-kind advertising and local support in exchange ...

2010 NYCIFF Closing Night Award winning film Listen to Your Heart

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By Maria Esteves – September 20, 2010 The First New York City International Film Festival 2010 (NYCIFF) presented a stellar lineup of free films to a full house audience in the great outdoors at Duffy Square in Times Square, New York, August 27-29, 2010. NYCIFF Closing Night Award winning film Listen to Your Heart, directed by Matt Thompson and written by Kent Moran commenced Sunday, August 29, 8:00 PM. The first short film in Irish Gaelic language to screen outdoors in Time Square Noll...

EVERYTHING WILL HAPPEN BEFORE YOU DIE!

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In the midst of all the Venice Film Festival excitement, I'd like to bring your attention to some good old Americana Indie-style. If the title doesn't grab you enough, like it certainly does for me, then hopefully this in-depth interview with the filmmakers Dan Finkel, (Director/Writer/Producer) and Brian McGuire (Actor/Writer/Producer) for the new witty and spirited- che spiritoso!- American Indie film Everything Will Happen Before You Die (2010).     First, I...

Coming Up Roses and Jayce Bartok

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  Today I have the smart, skilled, stylish and sometimes sleazy (only in films of course! ;-)) actor/writer/director/producer Jayce Bartok with us to share his film adventures, past, present and future.     ME: Jayce, how are you? Thanks for the interview. As you know, I'm super excited to hear about your latest film Coming Up Roses (2010) But first, can you speak to us about how you got into acting? Was it something you always knew you wanted to do? &nbs...

Jeremiah Sayys 'OF SILENCE'

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Jeremiah Sayys is the talented writer/producer/director/actor of the soon to be released film Of Silence (2010). Of Silence poses this thought-provoking philosophical question: What if silence was a living thing? I asked Jeremiah to tell us about his new film, which for my part, I cannot wait to see.   ME: Jeremiah, can you tell us about Of Silence and what inspired you to make this film? JEREMIAH: It’s a challenging story, a mind-bender. It asks questions, b...

The Legends of Nethiah

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  Producer Howard Nash speaks about his latest film project The Legends of Nethiah (2011). I asked Howard to speak with us about both of his films, his most recent project Chasing the Green (2009) and then his current project The Legends of Nethiah (2011). ME: Hi Howard. Thanks for taking the time to tell us all about your latest film endeavors. Can you speak first about your most recent film Chasing the Green (2009)? Just for those who do not yet know, Chasing the G...

Honoring Czech Legend Zdenek Sverák

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For this year's 50th anniversary Jubilee edition of the Zlin Film Festival, held in the UNESCO Heritage City of Zlin in northeastern Czech Republic, several programs heralding Czech cinema of the past and the present are among this year's highlights. This includes a special sidebar for actor/writer/composer Zdenek Sverák, one of Czech cinema's best known faces and talents. Zdenek Sverák is a true renaissance man, having scaled the heights of the film, theater and television worlds as both an ...

Honoring Czech Legend Zdenek Sverák

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Zdenek Sverák in KOLYA For this year's 50th anniversary Jubilee edition of the Zlin Film Festival, held in the UNESCO Heritage City of Zlin in northeastern Czech Republic, several programs heralding Czech cinema of the past and the present are among this year's highlights. This includes a special sidebar for actor/writer/composer Zdenek Sverák, one of Czech cinema's best known faces and talents.  Zdenek Sverák is a true renaissance man, having scaled the heights of the fil...

The 2010 Clearwater Film Festival calling for entries

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The 2010 Clearwater Film Festival 29 September, 3 October, 2010   Call for Entries Regular deadline June 1st, 2010 Late deadline is August 1st, 2010 Contact Info The Team: Mike Rembis Executive Director Ellen Rembis Quality Assurance Manager & Festival Liason Amanda Baggett Festival Liaison Robin Blesch Festival Liaison Paula Diaz Festival Liaison Justin Marr Festival Liaison H.Cherdon Bedford Design & Marketing Phone 727.599.5137 Email con...

Louis Malle: The Fire Within

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   Louis Malle, the legendary French director whose career spanned four decades and whose influence on the language of cinema continues to grow in stature, will be the subject of a mini-retrospective starting New Year’s Day at the Walter Reade Theater in New York, the flagship venue of the Film Society of Lincoln Center.   The week-long celebration will showcase six of the director’s most enduring works, including a special event screening on Wednesday, January ...

The Clearwater Film & Music Festival

The Clearwater Film Festival is evolving.

In 2010 we came out of the gate with a glowing presence, hosting 75 films, a dozen educational film panels, six beautiful parties and the initiation of The Wavecrest Award.

This year we are poised to do it again, bringing a stronger live music element with a multitude of stages at participating establishments on Clearwater Beach.  In addition to keeping our eyes open for great films, this summer we have our ears to the ground to locate the brightest musical talents seeking a spotlight.  At festival time we will present a ripe harvest with a bounty of entertainment with something for everyone.

Be part of it.

Opportunities are here for everyone, whether you are here to be one of our many outstanding artists, partake of the entertainment, or join us as a vendor.  We want you involved.

The Clearwater Film Festival is a platform built to showcase seasoned filmmakers and emerging artists who demonstrate the synergy of the actor, writer and director. When great talents work harmoniously the results may be beautiful, questionable or even shocking. When the talents of the actor, writer and director belong to the same person, the triple-threat filmmaker, those results are often extraordinary. It is here that we applaud those efforts. Quality film submissions of any length are welcome from all genres worldwide. You need not be a “triple-threat filmmaker” to participate, just show us what great teamwork can do, and bring your vision.

Submit online, print your film registration and ship along with two (2) DVDs and payment to The Clearwater Film Festival, 611 S. Fort Harrison Ave, Suite 383, Clearwater FL 33756 USA. Follow guidelines for pricing and include a personal check, money order, or international money order.

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