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Film Independent launches a Documentary Lab

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Film Independent, the non-profit arts organization that produces the Spirit Awards and the Los Angeles Film Festival, has launched a new Documentary Lab, sponsored by Latino Public Broadcasting, with 14 filmmakers and 9 projects participating. Taking place in Los Angeles, the Documentary Lab is an intensive seven-week program, with a main focus of assisting documentary filmmakers on their works-in-progress and providing creative feedback. All of the Film Independent Labs are designed to suppor...

LA Italia Film Fest

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Opening Night of Los Angeles Italia 2011 by Ron Gilbert The party has started with Italian friends and family for a celebration which on this occasion is the Los Angeles Italia Film Fashion and Art Festival. The festival director Pascal Vicedomini who is from Southern Italy really has a knack for combining Hollywood and Italy and today was the day to reminisce about the Legendary Oscar winning producer Dino De Laurentiis and honoring him in a way that was well deserved. The...

The judges arrived in Sundance

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Sundance Institute announced members of five juries awarding prizes at the upcoming Sundance Film Festival which runs January 20-30, 2011. The juries are comprised of 23 individuals spanning the global arts community. Juror photos and extended biographies, in addition to the complete Festival lineup and schedule, are available at www.sundance.org/festival. All awards will be announced the evening of January 29 at the 2011 Sundance Film Festival Awards Ceremony. The Short Film Awards will als...

Critics' Choice Movie Awards Select 'The Social Network'

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The 16th Annual Critics' Choice Movie Awards Select 'The Social Network' as Best Picture and David Fincher as Best DirectorThe Broadcast Film Critics Association (BFCA) announced the winners of the 16th annual Critics’ Choice Movie Awards earlier this evening. The star-studded ceremony was held at the Hollywood Palladium and aired live on VH1. “The Social Network” was named the year’s Best Picture and David Fincher won Best Director honors for the film.Other big winners of the night incl...

Lineup of films selected to screen at Sundance 2011

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Sundance Institute announced today the lineup of films selected to screen in the U.S. and World Cinema Dramatic and Documentary Competitions for the 2011 Sundance Film Festival. In addition to the four Competition Categories, the Festival presents films in six out-of-competition sections to be announced on December 2. The 2011 Sundance Film Festival runs January 20-30 in Park City, Salt Lake City, Ogden and Sundance, Utah. On Day One, the Festival will forego the convention of one opening ni...

National Science Film Festival

Vigyan Prasar, Department of Science and Technology, Govt of India (www.vigyanprasar.gov.in) is organizing National Science Film Festival and Competition (RVCM) in collaboration with Jahangirabad Media Institute (www.jmi.edu.in) on 4-7 January 2011. The festival is being organised as a part of Indian Science Congress at SRM University, Chennai.
The festival is a unique event for science film makers. Through the festival they can showcase films in front of an eminent audience of Scientists, Science Communicators and Science Policy Makers from around the world. We are looking forward to create a platform for scientists and science communicators to think, share and contribute to the emerging world of science film making. This venture will go a long way forward to create a scientifically conscious media in India.
The festival has competition categories: Popular Science Program (duration more than 20 min), Short Film on Science and Technology (duration less than 20 min) and Animation and Graphic film/video on Science and Technology. The best film in each category will receive the Golden Beaver Award with a cash prize of Rs.50,000/-, the second best film will receive a cash prize of   Rs.30,000/- and the third prize will be Rs.20,000/-. The last date for receiving entry is December 15, 2010. The entries can be submitted in DVD (PAL) format.

FICO 2011

Registation is open to participate in the 5rd International Short Film Festival to take place in Olavarría, Argentina; April 20th to 24th 2011. Film makers around the world are invited to participate with productions no longer than 25 minutes in the following categories: Fiction, Animation and Documentary.     

The Festival will award $ 16,000 in prizes, and the works (free topic) will be received until December 3rd 2010.             

Terms and conditions: http://festivaldecortosolavarria.blogspot.com/2010/08/terms-and-conditions-fico-2011.html

Vladivostok Pacific Meridian Award Winners

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Festival Grand Prix for the Best Feature   THE TAQWACORES Director:  Eyad Zahra Eyad Zahra graduated Magna Cum Lade in 2004 from the Florida State University School of Motion Picture, Television, & the Record- ing Arts. Since 2005, Mr.Zahra has produced various short films and television segments. Working briefly in Dubai, U.A.E., Mr. Zahra produced TV promotion segments for the largest television network in the Middle ...

Edinburgh fest Chair steps down due to growing international commitments.

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It was announced today that EIFF Chair Iain Smith has made the decision to leave the board of the Edinburgh International Film Festival.Smith joined the board in 2007 and took the leading position of Chair in 2008. He has been instrumental in guiding the film festival during a growth period following the UK Film Council’s investment in 2008. He has played a crucial role in shaping the Festival; bringing technology and digital initiatives to the forefront.Iain Smith said: “My growing commit...

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...

Hollywood Gets It Right: 2010 Media Access Awards Return After 3 Years Gone

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by Quendrith Johnson, Los Angeles Correspondent Friday morning Oct. 8 at the Peninsula Hotel in Beverly Hills, something huge happened in "Hollywood" -- no, it wasn't a Lohan lapse or star scandal -- it was the Media Access Awards brought to you by Superman with a little help from just about every guild and association in town. Picture AFTRA, CSA, PGA, SAG, WGAw, and the Christopher Reeve Foundation, in conjunction with Friends of Californians with Disabilities and the Govern...

A New York State of Mind at Woodstock FF

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    Woodstock, New York, nestled in the majestic Catskill Mountains about 100 miles of New York, has a unique perspective on “a New York state of mind”. Close enough to New York City to its south to be influenced by its multi-culturalism and razor-sharp analysis of everything from fashion to publishing to politics to Wall Street, it has also been a haven for ex-pat New Yorkers who burned out from the impossibly fast pace of the city and found an inspiring solace in the bucolic ...

Skip City Clebration of 3D

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  SKIP CITY INTERNATIONAL D-Cinema FESTIVAL (sponsored by Saitama Prefecture, Kawaguchi City, SKIP CITY INTERNATIONAL D-Cinema FESTIVAL committee, etc.), that had launched for the purpose of discovering new talents in the field of digital cinema, opened on July 23rd and came to the finale on 1 August. All the awards in Feature Length and Short Length Competitions were announced at the awarding ceremony that was held at 11:00 a.m. at the Audio Visual Hall of SKIP CITY. Let us forward you the...

'Colorado Cinema Salon' to Launch Thursday, August 12

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What do an Archbishop, a long-time contributor to Denver's cultural scene, an increasingly influential state Senator, and an Oscar nominee all have in common? They are lending their voices to the kick-off of an exciting and provocative new series, to be held monthly at the Starz FilmCenter beginning in August. Critic and filmmaker Robert Denerstein joins the Denver Film Society in presenting Colorado Cinema Salon, a program dedicated to enlarging and deepening the conversation about issues in ci...

The Global Film Village: Wading Through the Results of Climate Change

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  by Marc Halperin We had lunch last Saturday with Michael Nash the director of Climate Refugees which has a free screening today at the LA film festival. The film focuses on Bangladesh, Chad, China, Kenya, Tuvalu, and the USA and promises to be a riveting 89 minutes. “Climate Refugees” is a term few people outside the U.S. military and U.N. circles are familiar with until now. This illuminating documentary takes the next step after An Inconvenient Truth and examines...

WHERE IS DELTA STATE, NIGERIA (HOST STATE OF THE INTARA TELEVISION AND RADIO FESTIVAL AND AWARDS)?

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NIGERIA IS THE MOST POPULOUS BLACK NATION WITH A POPULATION OF 150 MILLION PEOPLE. DELTA STATE IS ONE OF THE 36 STATES MAKING UP THE FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF NIGERIA. DELTA STATE IS THE HOST STATE OF THE INTARA TELEVISION AND RADIO FESTIVAL AND AWARDS TAKING PLACE 1ST TO 4TH DECEMBER 2010 IN THE STATE CAPITAL ASABA. IF YOU WANT TO KNOW ABOUT THE STATE VISIT THE DELTA STATE WEBSITE www.deltastate.gov.ng       ...

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NEWSLETTER N° 466: may 24, 2010

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.............                                                      WELCOME TO OUR NEWSLETTER N° 466: may 24, 2010 Follow this LINK if you cannot read the newsletter properly The Future of Cinema Salon in Cannes gave a toast to Future of Festivals Filmfestivals.com and Xomo gathered 100 festival directors attending Cannes for a wine tasting reception. Our Cannes...

Directory of Argentinean Film Festivals

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Below is the complete directory of all Argentinean Film Festivals for 2010, seperated by trimester organized by INCAA.  For more information on any of the festivals, visit www.incaa.gov.ar   -Melissa Evanko   First Trimester Festivals Dates Gualeguaychú Cine Estudio Multimedial 16-21 Feb. Pinamar Screen 6-13 March Shorts of Geniuses-Cinema of Neighbors- March to Nov.     ...

Barbara Kruger Monograph Published By Rizzoli

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    Following short on the heels of the world premiere of Barbara Kruger’s multi-channeled video installation, “The Globe Shrinks” (2010) at Mary Boone Gallery in New York and the announcement by the Whitney Museum of American Art of an upcoming monumental site-specific piece at their proposed downtown location in the Meatpacking district, also in New York, the release in May of Rizzoli’s opulent, 300 page monograph on the work of Barbara Kruger could not be more tim...

Russia’s Northern Capital hosts the St. Petersburg International Film Forum

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From 2 to 5th of May, Russia’s Northern Capital hosts the St. Petersburg International Film Forum. In the year of the 65th Anniversary of Victory, the public will be offered Russian and foreign films on the theme of war. In all, around 100 films are slated to be screened, among them both classics and new, as yet unrecognized masterpieces of Russian and foreign filmmaking. Audiences will also see retrospectives of war films and selections of documentaries and animation on the subject of war.Alm...

Alex Gibney's Tribeca Trifecta

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  Alex Gibney Last week, Tribeca Film Festival founder Jane Rosenthal jokingly referred to this year's Festival as "The Alex Gibney Film Festival". Gibney, a respected documentarian who won the Oscar for the film TAXI TO THE DARKSIDE, has three films featured at this year's event. In MY TRIP TO AL-QAEDA, Gibney adapts an acclaimed one-man theater piece by playwright Lawrence Wright to offer a deft and alarming look at...

Seattle International Film Festival claims largest festival in the US reveals line up of 600 screenings

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SIFF is proud to announce the lineup for the 36th Seattle International Film Festival, the largest and most highly attended event of its kind in the United States. Running a full 25 days, SIFF will present 189 narrative features, 54 documentary features, 13 archival films, and 150 short films from 67 countries, including 25 World Premieres (12 features, 13 shorts), 36 North American Premieres (24 features, 12 shorts), and 12 US Premieres (6 features, 6 shorts). SIFF 2010 runs from May 20...

World Premieres At Tribeca Film Festival

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  SONS OF PERDITION It can be argued that what separates A list film festivals from their colleagues are the number of World Premieres that grace their theaters. No matter what the ultimate reception is for these films, the wanna-see anticipation of films in their first public and industry showings provide a sizzle. At the Tribeca Film Festival, which is entering its first weekend, there are an impressive number of World Premieres that are grabbing attention from the public and in...

Competition winners of Aspen Shortsfest 2010 announced

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After six days of screenings and special presentations, Aspen Film announced today the competition winners of Aspen Shortsfest 2010. The Aspen Shortsfest Awards Ceremony was held Sunday, April 11, at the Wheeler Opera House. Aspen Shortsfest is recognized as one of North America's premier showcases for short film. The festival's centerpiece, the Oscar®-qualifying International Competition, reflected the incredible diversity and breadth of today's short films - whether drama, comedy, anim...
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