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Benh Zeitlin to receive the inaugural Graham Leggat Award at SFIFF

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The San Francisco Film Society announced today that Benh Zeitlin, director of the highly imaginative and much acclaimed independent narrative feature Beasts of the Southern Wild, will be the recipient of the inaugural Graham Leggat Award at the 55th San Francisco International Film Festival (April 19 - May 3). The award will be presented to Zeitlin at Film Society Awards Night, Thursday, April 26 at the historic Warfield Theatre. The Graham Leggat Award honors Leggat and the Film Society's suppo...

Links : Web Magazines and TV

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24 Frames Per Second : http://24framespersecond.com/ A journal of original writing and in-depth review of film and filmmaking. Art Deadlines : http://artdeadlineslist.com A monthly newsletter: competitions, call for entries, contests, jobs, casting calls, auditions ... Cine-Courts : http://www.cine-courts.com A French web magazine devoted to short films. (in French) Le Film Français : http://www.lefilmfrancais.com France's equivalent of Daily Variety or Hollywood Rep...

The panels at tHe American Pavilion

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  Indie Film Innovators: Keeping up with New Thinking in Distribution - Friday, May 13th at 3:00pm Panelists include: Jon Fougner (Facebook), Tim League (Alamo Drafthouse), Shawn Bercuson (PreScreen), David Fenkel (Oscilloscope), Berry Meyerowitz (Phase Four)  Moderated by: Scott Macaulay, Editor-in-chief, Filmmaker Magazine Queer Night Party - Friday, May 13 9:00pm Host and guest DJ John Cameron Mitchell (Rabbit Hole) SATURDAY, MAY 14 In Conversation: John ...

LEAP BEFORE YOU LOOK

Director: Stephane Goldsand.
Faced with his wife's desire to become a mother, a filmmaker goes on a quest to find out how people decide to have kids and identify the sources of his own hesitation. What emerges is an intimate story, peppered with humor and poignancy, where memories and present moments converge in an effort to redefine a couple's future. LEAP BEFORE YOU LOOK is a first-person short documentary that combines various storytelling styles, including vérité, interviews, narration, animations and family archival material.

CineFest will kick-off on tomorrow night inPhiladelphia with 2 films

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For the very first time, CineFest will kick-off on tomorrow night (Thursday, April 7) with TWO opening night films: Exporting Raymond, and for the late-night crowd, The Catechism Cataclysm. Exporting Raymond is a hilarious documentary about Phillip Rosenthal, creator of the hit TV show "Everybody Loves Raymond" and his calamitous adventures when he goes to Russia to work on their version of the popular show. With a small film crew in hand, Phil - encouraged by the success of such ...

Philadelphia CineFest Announces Film Lineup, Award Recognition and Festival Highlights

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Boasting a wide-ranging slate of documentaries, features and shorts guaranteed to appeal to film-lovers. The Philadelphia Cinema Alliance is excited to announce the full film lineup for CineFest 2011 - running Thursday, April 7 - Thursday, April 14 - along with opening night highlights, special award recognition to famed horror film director John Carpenter and the reintroduction of Action Asia. As previously announced, this year's festival lineup is bookended by comedic films lauded by atte...

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...

CineFest Announces Double Feature for Opening Night

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For the very first time, the Philadelphia Cinema Alliance is excited to kick off this year's CineFest, running Thursday, April 7, 2011 - Thursday, April 14, 2011, with TWO opening night films: Exporting Raymond, and for the late-night crowd, The Catechism Cataclysm. These two comedies lead off a celebrated schedule that boasts 60 films assembled from over 17 countries, and showcases 2 World Premieres, 1 USA Premiere, 7 East Coast Premieres. Exporting Raymond is a hilarious documentary about...

Sundance Alerts: The Buzz From Park City

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  As the Sundance Film Festival enters its mid-way point and there is an obvious thinning in the ranks of both celebrities and professionals, here is a rundown of some of the buzz, information and deals that are making noise in Park City this week. FILMMAKER MAGAZINE OFFERS NO GLITZ SUNDANCE COVERAGE If you believed what you read in most newspapers and see on television entertainment magazines, Sundance seems to exist merely as a playground for fabulous celebrities where they...

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...

First Annual IFP/Power to the Pixel Cross-Media Forum Launches in New York, 2011

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  IFP announced today the launch of their new partnership with Power to the Pixel, the pioneering UK-based cross-media organization. The alliance will kick-off with the launch of the first joint annual IFP/Power to the Pixel Cross-Media Forum in New York City on April 19th, 2011, with the cross-media projects presented at the Forum also being included this fall in IFP's Independent Film Week. "Power to the Pixel has created an amazing reputation for itself in Europe as the most cu...

MoMA Hosts Gotham Award Nominees

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   LITTLE ROCK (Mike Ott, USA) In anticipation of the Gotham Independent Film Awards, the first significant awards show of the season that has been dubbed the "indie Oscars", the Film Department of the Museum of Modern Art will again host public screenings of the five indie nominees in the awards category Best Film Not Playing At A Theater Near You. As the title suggests, this category is devoted to films that have not yet been seen in theaters and may never find tra...

MoMA Hosts Gotham Award Nominees

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In anticipation of the Gotham Independent Film Awards, the first significant awards show of the season that has been dubbed the "indie Oscars", the Film Department of the Museum of Modern Art will again host public screenings of the five indie nominees in the awards category Best Film Not Playing At A Theater Near You. As the title suggests, this category is devoted to films that have not yet been seen in theaters and may never find traditional theatrical distribution. The award is part of the i...

New York: Independent Film Week

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Formerly known as the Independent Feature Project Market, the Independent Film Week now consists of the Independent Filmmaker Conference and the Project Forum celebrated its 32nd anniversary from September 19-23, 2010 at New York’s Fashion Institute of Technology. Arranged by IFP it is the longest running networking and educational event for independent film makers. According to IFP the organization has been involved in the production of 7000 films and has assisted 20,000 filmmakers since it...

BAMcineFEST Grows in Brooklyn

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BAMcinemaFEST is back for year two at Brooklyn's BAMcinématek, where its slate of New York premieres stands to fuel its rep as a local Cape Canaveral of independent films. The June 9–20, 2010 spectacle is challenging lazy Manhattanites like me to rethink our scout pledge, "I'll never leave the island for culture." P.T. Barnum paraded 21 elephants across the Brooklyn Bridge, so an hour subway ride shouldn't be such an ordeal.  Especially not when it comes to attractions...

Three world-premiere films from the 2010 Sundance Film Festival available for rent on youtube

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          As further commitment to expanding audiences for independent films, Sundance Institute today announced a collaboration with YouTube to make available for rent three world-premiere films from the 2010 Sundance Film Festival.  Beginning today, films will be spotlighted on the YouTube homepage, after which they will also be available until January 31 at YouTube Movies.  Two audience favorites from the 2009 Festival will also be ...

The Global Film Village: FILM INDEPENDENT AWARDS SLOAN PRODUCERS GRANT

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By Marla Lewin 9 PROJECTS FOR 2009 PRODUCERS LAB FILMMAKERS ALSO SELECTED BY FILM INDEPENDENT LOS ANGELES (October 12, 2009) — Last night at a special reception concluding the 2009 edition of Film Independent’s Filmmaker Forum, Josh Welsh, Film Independent’s Director of Talent Development, awarded Jenny Deller and Kristin Fairweather its 3rd annual Sloan Producers Grant for their feature film project Future Weather.  Deller and Fairweather will receive a $25,000 production grant, and p...

Which are the coolest festivals in the world? a list of 25

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Which are the coolest festivals in the world? Filmmaker Magazine asked their (mostly american) audience and produced this list of 25 "cool festivals". Most likely with cool parties, free drinks, and open opportunities for indie filmmakers. Not surprisingly the selection does not list international festivals (besides Locarno) nor established A listers. So what is YOUR list? Feel free to post a comment. ANN ARBOR FILM FESTIVAL ANN ARBOR, MI http://www.moviemaker.com/fe...

Which are the coolest festivals in the world? a list of 25

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Filmmaker Magazine asked their (mostly american) audience and produced this list of 25 "cool festivals".Most likely with cool parties, free drinks, and open opportunities for indie filmmakers.Not surprisingly the selection does not list international festivals (besides Locarno) nor established A listers which these readers may be not attending massively.. So what is YOUR list? Feel free to post a comment.ANN ARBOR FILM FESTIVAL ANN ARBOR, MI http://www.moviemaker.com/festivals/article/25_coolest...

"Cold Souls" Upclose with Paul Giamatti and French Director/Writer, Sophie Barthes

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"Cold Souls", a dark comedy with a philosophical and metaphysical twist, is written and directed by Filmmaker Magazine's "25 New Faces of Independent Film",  Sophie Barthes,  and stars well-trained and comedic actor, Paul Giamatti and David Strathairn. The film begins with a quote from Rene Descartes and continues down this dark journey of an actor named and played by Paul Giamatti, who is anxious over his live theater performance of "Uncle Vanya".  Whe...

"Cold Souls" Upclose with Paul Giamatti and French Director/Writer Sophie Barthes

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"Cold Souls", a dark comedy with a philosophical and metaphysical twist, is written and directed by Filmmaker Magazine's "25 New Faces of Independent Film", Sophie Barthes, and stars well-trained and comedic actor, Paul Giamatti and David Strathairn. The film begins with a quote from Rene Descartes and continues down this dark journey of an actor named and played by Paul Giamatti, who is anxious over his live theater performance of "Uncle Vanya". When Paul Giamatti, well known for his film ro...

Kimberley Reed

After studying cinema at UC Berkeley (B.A.) and San Francisco State University (M.A.), Kimberly Reed was looking forward to a promising career as a filmmaker. She was a young, award-winning filmmaker (Views of My Father Weeping), had worked as a commercial editor, had traveled the world directing and producing travel documentaries, and had become an early expert in the nascent field of digital filmmaking and post

Tacoma Film Festival

The Tacoma Film Festival celebrates current independent film from around the globe. We especially encourage filmmakers from the Pacific Northwest area to submit to our festival. And we encourage all accepted filmmakers to attend the screenings and events, if possible! This is our time to celebrate you, the filmmaker, and the invaluable artistic talents that you provide to the film community. Each year we strive to enrich our community by bridging the gap between ourselves and outstanding works of independent film.

Bfm International Film Festival

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The bfm International Film Festival is a high quality media event in the heart of London`s west end which aims to highlight black-themed films from around the world and across the Diaspora, creating new opportunities for distribution and exhibition.

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Gotham Independent Film Awards Nominees Announced

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IFP announced today the nominees for the 18th Annual Gotham Independent Film Awards™ which will take place on Tuesday, December 2nd at New York City's Cipriani Wall Street. It also announced the new name for the awards, making the subtle shift from the Gotham Awards to the Gotham Independent Film Awards™. Presented by IFP, the nation's oldest and largest organization of independent filmmakers, the Gotham Independent Film Awards™ is one of the leading awards for independent film and the fir...
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