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IDFA News: Pathe Launches Documentary Label

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  Dutch cinema circuit Pathé Netherlands, a long-time collaborator with IDFA through its Tuschinski and Munt theaters which host many of the festival’s  events and screenings, is launching a new documentary label called Pathé Docs, aimed at bringing documentaries to a wider audience.  The label, which has been devised in close collaboration with IDFA, will go live during the festival with the screening of three IDFA titles – Icelandic eco-doc Dreamland, Michael Moore’s C...

2009 Minneapolis Underground Film Festival Line up Announced

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Contact: 2009 Minneapolis Underground Film Festival Venue: MCAD, 2501 Stevens Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN, 55404 Contact Person: Minneapolisuff Company Name: Minneapolis Underground Film Festival Telephone Number 612-353-9993 MUFF2009 4190 Vinewood Lane North, #111/417, Plymouth, MN, 55442-1771 Email Address minneapolisuff@gmail.com Web site address www.minneapolisundergroundfilmfestival.com The controversial battleground for truly independent film: The Mi...

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...

Minneapolis Underground Film Fest: a battleground for indies

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The controversial battleground for truly independent film: The Minneapolis Underground Film Festival.3 days, 45 films, 9 countries, 14 local filmmakers, one voice.Exploring topics from Seduction to adventure, the Minneapolis Underground Film Festival or MUFF reveals a vibrant underground culture seldom seen on the upper surface of everyday life.Minneapolis, MN, USA, December 4th-6th 2009 — In the dead of the Minneapolis winter when the days are darkest, an underground culture of filmmakers exh...

International Digital Cinema Festival and Expo in Macau

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On December 3-5, 2009 in China’s glamorous Macao, filmmakers, broadcasters, experts and technology companies will gather for the country’s first ever content creator-entertainment technology centered event. China has recently begun to broadcast in high definition and as Chinese broadcasters and content creators acclimate to the change, there is great interest and opportunity in entertainment technology and its effect on every stage of the process, from creative through final delivery. The ...

Film Independent announces participants for screenwriters lab

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Film Independent, the non-profit arts organization that produces the Spirit Awards and Los Angeles Film Festival, has announced the screenwriters and film projects selected for its 10th annual Screenwriters Lab, sponsored by the Writers Guild of America, West. Taking place in Los Angeles from August 17 until September 16, the Screenwriters Lab is an intensive five-week incubator designed to help writers improve their craft, and take their current scripts to the next level in a nurturing, yet ch...

Jackson Hole Film Competition Finalists Announced

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The Jackson Hole Wildlife Film Festival is pleased to announce the selection of film finalists for its 2009 competition. Judges from around the world representing the Festival's Board of Directors viewed 425 films entered into some 750 categories from more than 25 countries, for a record number of submissions.            Considered the highest honor of the "nature and environment" genre, the 2009 award winners will be selected during the media industry confere...

The End of The Line - The Series will air on Babelgum

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  Independent web TV service Babelgum and The Fish Film Company have today announced a landmark deal for the worldwide mobile and online release of Rupert Murray's The End of The Line - The Series, timed to coincide with the traditional release of the feature documentary. George Duffield and Christopher Hird on behalf of The Fish Film Company, and Karol Martesko-Fenster, General Manager & Publisher - Film Division on behalf of Babelgum, negotiated the deal.   Based on the...

SILVERDOCS Conference Highlights

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Keynote Speaker Tom BernardTom Bernard is the co-President and co-founder of Sony Pictures Classics, which distributes, produces, and acquires independent films from the United States and around the world. Under his leadership, Sony Pictures Classics has released such acclaimed documentaries as THE FOG OF WAR, WALTZ WITH BASHIR, WHO KILLED THE ELECTRIC CAR?, WHY WE FIGHT, and WINGED MIGRATION.Are you ready to pitch your next project?Workshop with SpeakeasyIn this hands-on session, storytelling e...

The Global Film Village: HiDef Revolution 2 by Marla Lewin

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The Academy of Television of Arts and Sciences presented a symposium for its members entitled the HiDef Revolution 2 at CBS Studio Center in Studio City, CA on May 5th, 2009.The expert panel consisted of FÉLIX ENRÍQUEZ ALCALÁ Director, Cinematographer ROBERT PRIMES Cinematographer, Director;  DP BARRY BRAVERMAN,  DP TOM CURRAN , PHILIP HODGETTS Intelligent Assistance Inc. provided the technical or geek-speak overview and the panel was moderated by CONRAD DENKE, Publisher HighDef Magazine. ...

The Global Film Village: HiDef Revolution 2 by Marla Lewin

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Academy Television of Arts and Sciences presented a symposium for its members entitled the HiDef Revolution 2 at CBS Studio Center in Studio City, CA on May 5th, 2009.The expert panel consisted of FÉLIX ENRÍQUEZ ALCALÁ Director, Cinematographer ROBERT PRIMES Cinematographer, Director; DP BARRY BRAVERMAN, DP TOM CURRAN , PHILIP HODGETTS Intelligent Assistance Inc. provided the technical or geek-speak overview and the panel was moderated by CONRAD DENKE, Publisher HighDef Magazine. Their purp...

Say it in Russian Wins Silver World Medal in Feature Films from New York Festivals

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Beverly Hills, CA (PR WEB)  February 3, 2009 --  Imperia Entertainment, Inc. ‘s (Pink Sheets: IMPN) romantic thriller, ‘Say it in Russian’ has won a Silver World Medal from the New York Festivals 2009 International Film and Video Awards.  Filmed in Paris, Moscow and Los Angeles, with exceptional cinematography and a fully orchestrated original score,  "Say it in Russian" stars Russian actress Agata Gotova, in the lead role of the film as Daria Larina, the daughter of a rich R...

Miami Short Film Festival Jury Members

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2008 Judges at the Miami Shortfilmfestival November 17-23 M. Evelina Galang is the author of two books of fiction, HER WILD AMERICAN SELF, a collection of short stories and the novel, ONE TRIBE. Galang is the recipient of numerous awards, among them, the 2004 Gustavus Myers Outstanding Book Awards Advancing Human Rights, the 2004 AWP Prize in the Novel and the 2007 Global Filipino Award in Literature for ON...

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National Geographic's All Roads Film Festival announced the winners of its fifth annual film and photography awards at a gala reception in Washington, D.C., on Friday, Oct. 3. The theme for this year's festival was "Images and Stories: A New Generation."             "Welcome to Enurmino!," by director Aleksei Vakhrushev ("Time When Dreams Melt," "Birds of Naukan&

All Roads Film Festival Awards

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National Geographic’s All Roads Film Festival announced the winners of its fifth annual film and photography awards at a gala reception in Washington, D.C., on Friday, Oct. 3. The theme for this year’s festival was “Images and Stories: A New Generation.” “Welcome to Enurmino!,” by director Aleksei Vakhrushev (“Time When Dreams Melt,” “Birds of Naukan”), of Chukchi descent, won the audience favorite award for best feature-length film; “A Sketch of Wathone,” by director Kyi...

"The Paley Center for Media and SnagFilms Alliance"

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The Paley Center for Media and SnagFilms Announced an Alliance to Offer New Outlets for Documentary Filmmakers and Enthusiasts". The Paley Center for Media, formerly known as "The Museum of Television and Radio", and "SnagFilms", recently announced a first of its kind collaboration between a leading cultural media institution and an Internet start-up to help documentary producers break down the barriers to reach fresh audiences for their films. Through a shared passion f...

The Paley Center for Media and SnagFilms Alliance

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The Paley Center for Media, formerly known as "The Museum of Television and Radio", and "SnagFilms", recently announced a first of its kind collaboration between a leading cultural media institution and an Internet start-up to help documentary producers break down the barriers to reach fresh audiences for their films. Through a shared passion for expanding access to documentaries, the Paley Center, an important convener of documentary film community, and SnagFilms, a groundbreaking Internet docu...

Film In Focus: TULPAN

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Thursday, October 9-----Despite its simple story and subtle cinematic form, I cannot get the images of the film Tulpan out of my head. Perhaps because the film takes one to a truly exotic location (the vast emptiness of the Hunger Steppe plain in southern Kazakhstan) and brings you up-close-and-personal with the toughened people who inhabit that truly forlorn environment, that it has made an impression that is light years away from a National Geographic special (although its visuals are comparab...

Film In Focus from NY Fest: Tulpan

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Despite its simple story and subtle cinematic form, I cannot get the images of the film Tulpan out of my head. Perhaps because the film takes one to a truly exotic location (the vast emptiness of the Hunger Steppe plain in southern Kazakhstan) and brings you up-close-and-personal with the toughened people who inhabit that truly forlorn environment, that it has made an impression that is light years away from a National Geographic special (although its visuals are comparably beautiful). Celebra...

National Geographic's All Roads Film Festival Awards

NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC ALL ROADS FILM FESTIVAL ANNOUNCES 2008 FILM AND PHOTOGRAPHY AWARD WINNERS   National Geographic's All Roads Film Festival announced the winners of its fifth annual film and photography awards at a gala reception in Washington, D.C., on Friday, Oct. 3. The theme for this year's festival was "Images and Stories: A New Generation."             "Welcom

National Geographic’s All Roads Film Festival

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National Geographic’s All Roads Film Festival announced the winners of its fifth annual film and photography awards at a gala reception in Washington, D.C., on Friday, Oct. 3. The theme for this year’s festival was “Images and Stories: A New Generation.”“Welcome to Enurmino!,” by director Aleksei Vakhrushev (“Time When Dreams Melt,” “Birds of Naukan”), of Chukchi descent, won the audience favorite award for best feature-length film; “A Sketch of Wathone,” by director Kyi ...

Martha's Vineyard International Film Festival preview

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The annual Martha's Vineyard International Film Festival, produced by the MV Film Society, is a showcase for the best feature and short films from around the globe. As its exquisite setting would suggest, this is not your typical film festival-"Which is a good thing," says actor Hayden Christensen (who attended in 2007). "It has a laidback vibe to it, fitting for film and the industry."Laidback or not, the days and nights of September 11 through 14 is still packed with excell...

Singapore will host 3DX: 3D Film & Entertainment Technology Festival (3DX)

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Singapore will host 3DX: 3D Film & Entertainment Technology Festival (3DX) – the first-ever festival of its kind dedicated to stereoscopic 3D content and technologies. The five-day festival will comprise conferences with leading international speakers as well as screening of 3D movies for the public. The World’s First-Ever 3D FestivalThe 3DX Festival is hosted by the Media Development Authority of Singapore (MDA) and supported by the Singapore Tourism Board (STB), Infocomm Development Autho...

Cologne 2008 Medienforum: Screenings

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As noted in my comments posted on July 1st about the 2008 Medienforum. in Germany the dual television system with programming provided by commercial and public stations creates an uneasy and frequently conflictual situation as exacerbated by the current neo-liberal economic approach espoused by the market and media commissioners in Brussels. Yet this year's screenings of unreleased German and foreign television program and numerous seminars demonstrated again the significant contribution publi...

FIFTH ANNUAL NEW YORK AIDS FILM FESTIVAL JACK VALENTI & RED BALL AWARDS CEREMONY

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By Maria Esteves - January 12, 2007 The Fifth Annual New York AIDS Film Festival 2007 press coverage is dedicated in Loving Memory of Mel Cheren (January 21, 1933 - December 7, 2007).   The Fifth Annual New York AIDS Film Festival (NYAFF) 2007 Opening Night Jack Valenti Humanitarian Awards Ceremony was held at the United Nations Dag Hammarkjold Auditorium, Thursday, November 29, 2007, 8:00 PM. The Red Ball Awards Ceremony was held at The Riverhouse on World AIDS Day, Saturday, Dece...

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