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Dream theme for the Western Union Short Film Competition

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The Indian Film Festival 2011 – Bollywood and Beyond Calling for entries with a ‘dream’ theme for the Western Union Short Film Competition Dreaming of a career in film? The Indian Film Festival (IFF) is delighted to announce that the Western Union Short Film Competition is now calling for entries for the 2011 Festival.Launched in 2010 and with Western Union confirmed as the 2011 naming rights competition sponsor, this exciting competition is aimed at discovering the future Peter Jacksons, ...

AFM day 6-7 interviews

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AFM Day 6-7: DEPARTED's Producer, TROMA Drama, "Chick Flicks Grow Up" & LITTLE OBAMA Sits Out First a quick snapshot into the doing at the American Film Market on Day 6 -7. On deck today is DREAMAGO "Speed Dating" Pitch Session with 25 industry heavies, from J Todd Harris ofBranded Pictures Entertainment (The Kids are Alright, Bottle Shock); Stephen Nemeth-Rhino Films (Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, Dogtown and Z Boys); Gerd Koelchin (Black Dahlia, The Matador), Jeremy Wall (The Objective, Rese...

International Voices At FLIFF

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  WOMEN WITHOUT MEN (Shirin Neshat, Iran)  At the Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival (FLIFF), which is celebrating its 25th anniversary, bringing international cinema to the attention of local audiences is a major priority. Since most of the films presented will never find traditional theatrical distribution, their showings are FLIFF are (unfortunately) a rare occurrence and maybe the only opportunity for a film to be seen on the big screen. The lack of ...

The Valley Film Festival ~ Narrative Features

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The 10th Annual Valley Film Festival presents a series of three narrative feature films. Ranging from psychological thrillers (The Commune) to tense drama (Boiler Room) to a coming-of-age comedy (Driver's Ed Mutiny), these films showcase independent filmmakers from The Valley and other L.A. environs.    THE COMMUNE (Elisabeth Fies) When Jenny Cross (Chauntal Lewis) has to spend summer vacation with deadbeat dad (Stuart G. Bennett) on his creepy commun...

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...

BFI London Film Festival Award Winners

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  The BFI London Film Festival held a special awards ceremony on Wednesday evening to honor films and personalities that have made this year’s LFF the most attended in the Festival’s long history. HOW I ENDED THIS SUMMER by Russian director Alexei Popogrebsky, was awarded the Best Film prize in an unexpected shocker (buzz in the air was that the award would go to perennial Mike Leigh for his film ANOTHER YEAR). The film observes the intense relationship between two men who wor...

NEWSLETTER N° 482: October 28, 2010

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 .............                                                                                                                                                          WELCOME TO OUR NEWSLETTER N° 482: October 28, 2010 Follow this LINK if you cannot read the newsletter properly Contact the Editor, Advertise on the sites.  Our newsletter reaches 82 000 film profession...

American Film Festival Wrap

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  The AMERICAN FILM FESTIVAL (AFF), the first film event in Eastern Europe solely devoted to the works of contemporary and classic American cinema, announced the two winners of its Audience Awards, chosen by the public as their favorites among the films presented over the past five days in Wroclaw, Poland. The winner of the American Independent Narrative Audience Award is WINTER’S BONE, the celebrated debut by filmmaker Debra Granik that won the Grand Jury Prize and Best Screenpl...

American Film Festival Wrap

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The AMERICAN FILM FESTIVAL (AFF), the first film event in Eastern Europe solely devoted to the works of contemporary and classic American cinema, announced the two winners of its Audience Awards, chosen by the public as their favorites among the films presented over the past five days in Wroclaw, Poland. The winner of the American Independent Narrative Audience Award is WINTER’S BONE, the celebrated debut by filmmaker Debra Granik that won the Grand Jury Prize and Best Screenplay awards at the...

Philadelphia Film Festival - Night Catches US and Sex Magic

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TO VIEW WITH IMAGES & LINKS VISIT TINSEL & TINE  Not only was Friday night’s screening of Night Catches Us sold out, but attracted a cool, racial mix of peeps. This Centerpiece screening included a Q & A with writer/director Tanya Hamilton and lead Kerry Washington who looked really chic in her Costello burnt orange dress. Washington was drawn to the film not only because of it’s strong writing, but also the opportunity to humanize an important time period in our history,...

NEWSLETTER N° 481: October 22, 2010

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 .............                                                                                                                                                          WELCOME TO OUR NEWSLETTER N° 481: October 22, 2010 Follow this LINK if you cannot read the newsletter properly Contact the Editor, Advertise on the sites.  Our newsletter reaches 82 000 film profession...

Philadelphia Film Festival Coverage

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TO VIEW WITH IMAGES AND LINKS TO FILM TRAILERS VISIT TINSEL & TINE   So I’m going to start from last night’s Stewart Bradley fundraiser at the Sumo Lounge at RAW  and work my way backward to Saturday, with quick commentary, so that I can catch up with all my recent activity at the festival. This fan pictured with Bradley is not indicative of the crowd, which was mostly very young. Which is super to see a younger set supporting PFS. But I’m starting to feel ve...

AFM 2010 panels

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Executives from Lionsgate, Summit, Mandalay, Lifetime, SyFy, DreamWorks, Disney, Fox, Sony, The Weinstein Company and WME among ParticipantsThe 2010 American Film Market today released a seminar and conference schedule encompassing a broad cross-section of key Hollywood and global players who are converging for the Nov. 3-10 market. Now in its 31st year, the AFM will showcase panels examining film financing, social media, piracy, distribution and marketing. The sessions will include prominent fi...

Oliver Assayas: Post-Punk Auteur

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  In CARLOS, the riveting and expansive 5 1/2-hour biopic of the charismatic 1970s terrorist Ilich Ramirez Sanchez, writer/director Olivier Assayas relies on a dizzying cinematic style that is also punctuated by the punk music that characterized the rebellion of the age in which he lived. Music and visuals are among the many pallettes that Assayas has used with great fidelity and skill throughout his diverse and diverting 25-year career. As an added panache to the theatrical release o...

Santa Barbara International Film Festival to honour Christopher Nolan

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Christopher Nolan, writer/director/producer of the acclaimed blockbuster Inception, will receive the Santa Barbara International Film Festival’s highest honor, Modern Master Award, presented by lynda.com. Announced today by SBIFF Executive Director Roger Durling, the event – which will take place on Sunday, January 30, 2011 at the historic Arlington Theatre - will provide a rare and highly anticipated look at one of the most in demand filmmakers today.The Modern Master Award is the highest h...

Interview with independent Film Producer Preston Clay Reed

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As part of G-Technology’s ongoing support for the ECU community, we’ll be bringing you regular exclusive interviews from filmmakers and producers in the field, sharing top hints and tips. Let’s kick off with Preston Clay Reed – an independent film producer and member of the bi-coastal, American based production company, Fretboard Pictures LLC. His film The Magician was shortlisted at the European Independent Film Festival (ECU). He’s a G-Technology ambassador, us...

Deborah Theaker, Gerald and 'the Unflappable'!

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I am delighted to finally post my long awaited interview of the talented, witty and busy (wow! Check out her credits!) TV and film actress Deborah Theaker. Read our informative and funny UCAP interview below.     ME: Hi Deborah. Thanks for being here. First, can you speak about how you got into acting? Was it something you always knew you wanted to do?     DEBORAH: I was always into movies and entertainment since I was kne...

Rio International Film Festival 2010 Awards

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The 12th annual Rio de Janeiro Film Festival, which comes to a close tomorrow night after a packed fifteen days of screenings and market events, held its Première Brasil awards this evening, Tuesday October 5, to bestow its Redentor trophy (sculpted on Rio’s famous Christ statue) on those new Brazilan films and documentaries considered the best by the official jury and public. The votes were cast on the films selected for competition in the festival’s flagship PremièreBrasil section which ...

Woodstock Winners: Indie Films Honored

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The Woodstock Film Festival, hailed as the most fiercely independent of regional events, wrapped its 11th edition this weekend with the Maverick Awards Ceremony that honored films and filmmakers in competition, as well as bestowing achievement awards to a diverse group of film luminaries. The sparkling event was held on Saturday evening at the historic Backstage Studio Productions Arts & Entertainment Complex in Kingston, New York. Emceed by Academy-award nominated writer/director and Woodstock ...

Woodstock Winners: Indie Films Honored

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  STRANGER THINGS (Eleanor Burke and Ron Eyal, US/UK)    The Woodstock Film Festival, hailed as the most fiercely independent of regional events, wrapped its 11th edition this weekend with the Maverick Awards Ceremony that honored films and filmmakers in competition, as well as bestowing achievement awards to a diverse group of film luminaries. The sparkling event was held on Saturday evening at the historic Backstage Studio Productions Arts & Entertainment Co...

Julianne Michelle on 'Wall Street'

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    Today I have the lovely American actress Julianne Michelle here to speak with us about her role in the much talked about film Wall Street Money Never Sleeps (2010) by Oliver Stone, as well as her other recent and upcoming film projects.     ME: Julianne, thank for joining us. Can you talk about Wall Street Money Never Sleeps? While you played a cameo role, still it must have been something to be a part of this highly anticipated sequel t...

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 ...

LONDON FILM FESTIVAL - SHORTLISTS AND JURIES ANNOUNCED/ DANNY BOYLE TO RECEIVE BFI FELLOWSHIP

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This year's London Film Festival jury has finally been announced along with the shortlist of the films up for Best Film Award, Best British Newcomer, Sutherland Award and the Grierson Award for Best Documentary. The Best Film Award jury will be chaired by American actress Patricia Clarkson (Green Mile, The Pledge, Shutter Island) and includes Gabriel Byrne (The Usual Suspects, Miller's Crossing), Sandy Powell (costume designer in The Departed, The Aviator and pretty much all Scorsese/DiCaprio c...

New blood and horror in Telluride’s film festival scene

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There’s new blood in Telluride’s film festival scene, and lots of it at the Telluride Horror Show. The newest addition in the festival capital of Colorado will showcase the latest independent horror films, with everything from horror comedies to over-the-top grindhouse gore flicks, in the historic Sheridan Opera House and Nugget Theatre. The festival program includes 16 feature films, over 20 shorts, special guests, and a party or two. If you’re a fan of horror, then you don’t want to mi...

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 ...

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