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Can Shamans Cure Autistic Boy? 'The Horse Boy' Asks and Answers

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 I am opened to a new world after seeing Michel Orion Scott's The Horse Boy- currently playing at the Mill Valley Film Festival.  Thus far in my life I have not been closely touched by autism, and I didn't know much about it previous to watching.  Doctors' interviews sprinkled throughout the movie help give an insight into understanding the cryptic disease.   The Horse Boy tells the true story of the Isaacson family.  The film begins four years after ...

Woodstock FF Celebrates 10th Anniversary

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  The Woodstock Film Festival, which opens this evening with a pre-Festival screening of Oscar winning documentarian Barbara Kopple's WOODSTOCK: NOW AND THEN, is celebrating its 10th anniversary as one of the independent film festival's most intriguing and enjoyable events. The Festival, which runs through Sunday, is set in the idyllic town of Woodstock, New York, about 3 hours north of Manhattan. While many might associate the town with the legendary 1969 rock concert (and cultur...

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NEWSLETTER N° 432: September 16, 2009

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..............WELCOME TO OUR NEWSLETTER N° 432: September 16, 2009 Follow this LINK if you cannot read the newsletter properly Contact the Editor of the site, Advertise on the sites. You can find us at twitter.com/fest21 and find Bruno Chatelin on facebook Add yor fest21.com RSS to your blogs! How to use FestivalExpress our new online submi...

Napa Sonoma Wine Country Film Festival highlights of Special Events!

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Check out these highlights of Special Events!Starting September 17th - 27th, 2009The 23rd Napa Sonoma Wine Country Film Festival combines the best aspects of a casual festival with our well-established reputation as a great audience festival enjoyed by filmmakers, industry professionals, actors, locals and visitors alike. The festival takes place over two weekends showing top films from many different countries. NSWCFF is a celebration of international film, regional cuisine, and community.Deerf...

Abel Ferrara named President of the 2009 NYIIFVF festival in NYC

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The New York International Independent Film & Video Festival is proud to announce that Abel Ferrara is President of the 2009 festival in NYC. The NYIIFVF continues to be the voice of independent film, launching many careers and successes from our festivals in New York and LA. NYIIFVF's President Abel Ferrara was introduced to producer Rafael Primorac by NYIIFVF's Executive Director Stuart Alson and will begin production together on a $9 million film starring Wesley Snipes, directed by Abel Ferra...

Amsterdam Film Festival

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SUBMIT YOUR FILM The call for entries for the 2013 Amsterdam Film Festival is now open.  Please visit the website for the Official Entry Form and information regarding submitting your film. Submission Categories                                 Features                              Shorts                                Special Categories Narrative Feature                 Na...

Visionfest 09 announces award winners

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Mira Sorvino and Barry Pepper lead DANDELION's big win at VISIONFEST 09's Awards Ceremony; Paul Osborne crowned with Domani Vision Film Society ‘Filmmaker of the Year' Award for his OFFICIAL REJECTION   VISIONFEST 09:The Other Festival, wound down its five-day run last night, at Tribeca Cinemas, with its Official Closing Night Selection, LIKE DANDELION DUST, directed by Jon Gunn, honored with 4 statuettes.  The film took home awards for Outstanding Achievement in Production (Bobby...

DANDELION’s big win at VISIONFEST 09’s

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Mira Sorvino and Barry Pepper lead DANDELION’s big win at VISIONFEST 09’s Awards Ceremony; Adam Mason’s BLOOD RIVER landed wins for Andrew Howard’s performance and Stuart Brereton’s cinematography - two of the film festival’s “special awards.” Directing honors bestowed upon Jef Taylor for the short, COVERAGE; SANDHOGS came out of the ground to win for Outstanding Achievement in Documentary Filmmaking; Nyle Cavazos Garcia’s screenplay, TAG, winner of the Feature Screenwritin...

VisionFest highlights

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VISIONFEST 09: The Other Festival (VF09), which runs June 17-21, 2009, at Tribeca Cinemas (corner of Varick and Laight streets in New York City), has announced the complete line-up for its 2009 Independent Vision Showcase. This year’s rigidly selective collection of films features 31 titles, which include 3 narrative features making their New York debuts, 5 feature docs (4 from NY-based filmmakers), including the New York premiere of Eddie Rosenstein’s theatrical version of Sandhogs: The Gr...

Significant Hong Kong Director, Ann HUI, on hand at Fareast Udine to present anti-corruption 70s TV Serial and new film

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    One of the most significant Asian "New Wave" film directors, Hong Kong filmaker, Ann HUI,  is present this year, at Udine Far East Festival to talk about her beginnings in the cinema industry of that country.  Commissioned by the national broadcaster and ICAC, the anti-corruption entity to create a series of shows on various aspects crime prevalent in the 1970's such as bribery of government officials, kickbacks, corruption  of innocents and minors e...

Ann HUI, to present at Fareast Udine anti-corruption 70s TV Serial and new film

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Significant Hong Kong Director, Ann HUI, on hand at Fareast Udine to present anti-corruption 70s TV Serial and new film One of the most significant Asian "New Wave" film directors, Hong Kong filmaker, Ann HUI, is present this year, at Udine Far East Festival to talk about her beginnings in the cinema industry of that country. Commissioned by the national broadcaster and ICAC, the anti-corruption entity to create a series of shows on various aspects crime prevalent in the 1970's such as briber...

Annual Indian Film Festival of Los Angeles

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The 7th Annual Indian Film Festival of Los Angeles (IFFLA) announces the full schedule of films for the 2009 edition of the popular festival which runs April 21-26, including five feature films making their world premiere, five features making their U.S. premiere, and five features making their L.A. debut.Celebrating its 7th anniversary in a year where Indian cinema has come to the forefront both in the national and international consciousness, IFFLA has firmly established itself as the first an...

UDINE Far East Film Festival

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Far East Festival in UDINE             UDINE FAR EAST FILM FESTIVAL, April 24th - May 2nd , 2009 -11° Edition -Premieres, Discoveries, Tributes, Retros The World's Largest Showcase of Popular Asian Cinema Far East Film Festival 11 is approaching! Join the official Far East Film 11 group, and you'llsoon be receiving exciting previews about the biggest Festival dedicated toAsian Cinema in Europe....

UDINE, Italy Far East Film Festival

UDINE FAR EAST FILM FESTIVAL, April 24th - May 2nd , 2009 -11° Edition -Premieres, Discoveries, Tributes, Retros The World's Largest Showcase of Popular Asian Cinema Far East Film Festival 11 is approaching! Join the official Far East Film 11 group, and you'll soon be receiving exciting previews about the biggest Festival dedicated to Asian Cinema in Europe. The Festival prog

Tokyo! by Michel Gondry, the trailer

Tokyo!" by Michel Gondry, Leos Carax, and Bong Joon-Ho Tokyo! producers Masa Sawada and Michiko Yoshitake describe their Un Certain Regard presentation as "a fantasy in three movements". "It doesn't matter whether each piece seems at odds with the others - when they are put together, they form a unique work. A Tokyo Rhapsody, to be precise." To compose this triptych about Japan's capital city ...

B-EST 3rd Edition

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3rd edition, 14 – 21 April 2007, Scala and Eforie cinemas The Russian director Nikita Mihalkov opened the 3rd edition of B-EST IFF by the movie Burned By The Sun (Oscar for the best foreign movie,1994)., Mihalkov as well, was present at the movie projections Statski Sovetnik (2005, producer and actor) and The Barber of Siberia (1998), movies chosen at the director’s suggestion. Nikita Mihalkov answered the audience and the press questions all along the press conference organized at the M...

Web television Streamy Awards

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Eastman Kodak Company (NYSE:EK) today announced its presentation of the 2009 Streamy Awards, celebrating outstanding achievements in Web television. This first-of-its-kind award show will honor those active participants in developing and producing original Web television content for broadband distribution. "At Kodak, we're all about relationships. We bring people together through images and are ecstatic to honor those who have come together to create this cutting-edge event," said Kodak Chief Ma...

No Subtitles Necessary: Laszlo & Vilmos

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The names Leslie and Willie a.k.a László Kovács and Vilmos Zsigmond must certainly ring a bell to anyone familiar with the world of cinema. On March 14, 2009, the American Film Institute hosted a special screening of “No Subtitles Necessary: Laszlo & Vilmos”, a documentary by James Chressanthis about the lives and works of Kovács and Zsigmond. Vilmos Zsigmond and the late László Kovács are two of the most influential contemporary cinematographers considered to be instrumental in the d...

11th TDF: GREEK SECTION TRIBUTE

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11th TDF: GREEK SECTION TRIBUTE (2/19/2009) 11th THESSALONIKI DOCUMENTARY FESTIVAL - Images of the 21st Century MARCH 13 – 22, 2009 A number of 42 Greek films will be showcased in the 11th Thessaloniki Documentary Festival - Images of the 21st Century, allotted between the Official, Panorama and Greek Television sections. These are the most recent films from the local documentary production and are projects that have been funded and produce...

11th TDF: GREEK SECTION TRIBUTE

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11th TDF: GREEK SECTION TRIBUTE (2/19/2009) 11th THESSALONIKI DOCUMENTARY FESTIVAL - Images of the 21st Century MARCH 13 – 22, 2009 A number of 42 Greek films will be showcased in the 11th Thessaloniki Documentary Festival - Images of the 21st Century, allotted between the Official, Panorama and Greek Television sections. These are the most recent films from the local documentary production and are projects that have been funded and produce...

Update your film blog

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To update your film blog,   Step 1: Log in. You can ask for a new password here. Step 2: Personalize your blog To personalize your blog, click on My Fest21 on the left column           You can fill the fields of the two tabs Account Settings and User Info to by example add logo, banner, film description, contact info, etc. If you have problem to personalize your blog, you can consult the help pages. S...

The 1st. edition of B-est

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The 1st edition of B-EST IFF took place between 20.04 - 24.04 2005, at Union, Eforie, Elvira Popescu cinemas and enjoyed recognition on behalf of the national and international press. The festival was opened by the film “The Land Of Freedom” directed by Amos Gitai, (official competition Cannes, 2005), in the presence of Israeli director Amos Gitai. The president of the jury of the 1st edition of B-EST IFF was the Australian director Bruce Beresford, well known for his “Oscar Nominati...

Backseat Film Festival screening schedule

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March 6-15th is fast approaching for lucky year seven of the Backseat Film Festival! We’re proud to announce all the great movies we are screening, including 14 feature films (all of which are Philly premieres) as well as over 50 shorts and music videos from around the world! Official selections include films of all genres from Brazil, Sweden, Spain, New Zealand, Canada, Germany, UK, Switzerland, and of course, plenty of local stuff too! And many of the filmmakers will be present at their scre...

“SUNday Shoutin” Opens with Tony Humphries, David Morales & Louie Vega at Webster Hall, NYC

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By Maria Esteves – February 17, 2009 The Official Grand Opening of “SUNday Shoutin” Tea Dance held in the historical Webster Hall, Marlin Room, New York City, on Sunday, February 8, 4:00 PM – 2:00 AM was a huge success.  The exclusive 1990s House Music ten hour set with DJs Tony Humphries, Tony Records, Grammy Award winners Louie Vega, Vega Records, Masters At Work Records (MAW); and David Morales, Def Mix rocked the dance floor!  Producers, remixers, recording artists, performing a...

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