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MIFF Celebrates Its 25th Anniversary

 Thursday, March 6---------Reaching a 25th anniversary is a milestone for any organization. For a film festival, it is a major accomplishment and a vantage point from which to appreciate past triumphs and survey new opportunities. As the Miami International Film Festival celebrated its silver anniversary at the glorious Gusman Center for the Performing Arts last evening, the mood was one of reverence for the past and anticipation for the future. “A Festival is nothing without the involvement ...

Red Hot: Mexican Films In Miami

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This year, the Miami International Film Festival is putting a special spotlight on new Mexican films. Not only is this industry’s cinema among the most influential in the world right now, but this year’s MIFF ABROAD program, sponsored by American Airlines, will bring a group of US film industry professionals to network with their Mexican colleagues in August of this year. MIFF ABROAD is an industry exchange program linking film professionals from around the world with Latin America, hosting...

Red Hot: Mexican Films In Miami

 Tuesday, March 4-------This year, the Miami International Film Festival is putting a special spotlight on new Mexican films. Not only is this industry’s cinema among the most influential in the world right now, but this year’s MIFF ABROAD program, sponsored by American Airlines, will bring a group of US film industry professionals to network with their Mexican colleagues in August of this year.  MIFF ABROAD is an industry exchange program linking film professionals from around the world w...

Film Independent announces 8th Director Series

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Dawn Hudson, Executive Director of Film Independent, announced today the eighth-annual Director Series will be held February 20 – March 26, 2008 at The Landmark West Los Angeles, giving attendees access to some of the most innovative names in independent filmmaking. Oscar® nominated writer José Rivera (“The Motorcycle Diaries”) will serve as moderator for the first time.“The Director Series is a unique event which provides film lovers with a rare opportunity to hear and learn from toda...

...and Sean Penn as next President of the Cannes Jury

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Sean Penn, American actor and director, is named President of the Jury of the 61st Festival de Cannes, due to take place from May 14 - 25, 2008. "In the last few years - Penn declared, upon accepting the invitation extended by Gilles Jacob and Thierry Frémaux - it seems there has been a rejuvenation of cinema building worldwide; increasingly thoughtful, provocative, moving, and imaginative films by talented filmmakers: that a new generation of filmmaking may have begun. The Cannes Film Festival...

Palm Springs Festival will honor Sean Penn

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The 19th Annual Palm Springs International Film Festival (PSIFF) will honor Academy Award winner Sean Penn with the Director of the Year Award for his latest film Into the Wild at the Festival’s annual Awards Gala on Saturday, January 5, 2008. Past director honorees include Alejandro González Iñárritu for Babel, Anthony Minghella for Cold Mountain, Alexander Payne for Sideways and Ang Lee for Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon.Festival chairman Earl Greenburg said, “Into the Wild is a magnif...

Alejandro González Iñárritu to attend the ”Social Cinema Forum”

Mexican director Alejandro González Iñárritu, director of Babel, (a film defined by critics as “the manifesto of globalized culture” and seven-time Oscar candidate in 2007) is the star of the ”Social Cinema Forum” which will take place at Ischia’s Regina Isabella Hotel from July 10th to the 15th during the fifth Global Film & Music Fest (www.ischiaglobal.com). The festival will also feature producer like Lawrence Bender (winner of the 2007 Oscar for the docu-film An Inconvenient...

French actress Clotilde Coureau is announced as the Ischia festival’s ‘Godmother’

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Currently starring in Olivier Dahan’s La Vie en Rose, Clotilde Coureau is one of France’s best loved actresses. She won the Romy Schneider Award for the most promising French cinema actress in 2000, since which she has received many Oscar nominations. Among the personalities who have confirmed their presence at this year’s festival are: directors Oliver Stone, Alejandro González Iñárritu, Davis Guggenheim, Terry Gilliam, Bobby Moresco, Dario Argento, Mimmo Calopresti, Marco Risi; scree...

Alejandro González Iñárritu Guest Star at Ischia Festival

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Mexican director Alejandro González Iñárritu, director of Babel, (a film defined by critics as “the manifesto of globalized culture” and seven-time Oscar candidate in 2007) is the star of the ”Social Cinema Forum,” which will take place at Ischia’s Regina Isabella Hotel from July 10th to the 15th during the fifth Global Film & Music Fest (www.ischiaglobal.com). The festival will also feature directors like Davis Guggenheim (winner of the 2007 Oscar for the docu-film An Inconvenient ...

Movie Review: BABEL

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A troubled couple on a marraige-salvaging journey through Morocco.  A Mexican housekeeper watching the couple's two small children.  A deaf mute teenaged girl desperate for favorable attention.  These are the towers of "Babel", and all of their foundations are shaken by the shattering piercings of a single bullet. Director Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu has a novelist's approach to filmmaking.  His works ("Amores perros", "21 Grams") follow multiple storyli...

Posh Santa Barbara Film Festival Draws 31 Oscar Contenders!

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Santa Barbara is a very upscale seaside paradise a scant 90 miles up the coast from Los Angeles, distinguished more for its socio-economic exclusivity, high rents, distinctive Spanish architecture and sprawling beachfront university than for the modest international film festival to which it has been home since 1985. Slowly building year by year and able to draw easily on Hollywood based talent because of its relative proximity to Tinseltown, the Santa Barbara fest has now come into its own and ...

POSH SANTA BARBARA FILM FESTIVAL DRAWS 31 OSCAR CONTENDERS!

January 25, 2007 Santa Barbara is a very upscale seaside paradise a scant 90 miles up the coast from Los Angeles, distinguished more for its socio-economic exclusivity, high rents, distinctive Spanish architecture and sprawling beachfront university than for the modest international film festival to which it has been home since 1985. Slowly building year by year and able to draw easily on Hollywood based talent because of its relative proximity to Tinseltown, the Santa Barbara fest has now c...

Posh Santa Barbara Film Festival Draws 31 Oscar Contenders!

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Santa Barbara is a very upscale seaside paradise a scant 90 miles up the coast from Los Angeles, distinguished more for its socio-economic exclusivity, high rents, distinctive Spanish architecture and sprawling beachfront university than for the modest international film festival to which it has been home since 1985. Slowly building year by year and able to draw easily on Hollywood based talent because of its relative proximity to Tinseltown, the Santa Barbara fest has now come into its own and ...

Santa Barbara International Film Festival Draws 31 Oscar Contenders!

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Santa Barbara is a very upscale seaside paradise a scant 90 miles up the coast from Los Angeles, distinguished more for its high rents, distinctive Spanish architecture and sprawling beachfront university than for the modest international film festival to which it has been home since 1985. Slowly building year by year and able to draw easily on Hollywood based talent because of its relative proximity to Tinseltown, the Santa Barbara fest has now come into its own and has staked out its claim as ...

New York's Biggest Film Party Hands Out Its Awards

Friday, December 1-----The Gotham Awards, held in a former luxury cruise line docking pier on the Hudson River, has become New York's biggest film party. Now in its 16th year, it has established a reputation and a following among the indie film world, particularly filmmakers, executives and talent that call New York home. It has reorganized in the past year (after splitting with the former IFP West, which presents the Independent Spirit Awards in Los Angeles over Oscar weekend), putting great...

The Gotham Awards: New York's Big Indie Party

Thursday, November 30----One of New York's biggest film parties was held last evening. The 16th Annual Gotham Awards were presented at New York's fashionable Chelsea Piers on the Hudson River. The star-studded program is a fundraiser for the Independent Feature Project (IFP), a not-for-profit filmmmaker association that helps novice indies throughout the year. The Awards were recently reorganized to be half film celebration and half film tribute. While the Gothams have awards for Best Pictur...

IFP's Gotham Awards: Half Nelson got three

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At an event tonight set at New York City’s PIER SIXTY at Chelsea Piers, the winners were announced for IFP’s 16th Annual GOTHAM AWARDS hosted by comedian David Cross. The Gotham Awards will be broadcast on NYC TV (Channel 25) on December 6, 2006 from 9-11pm EST, and will be presented with exclusive webcast coverage via IFILM.COM beginning on December 4, 2006.The annual Gotham Awards, presented by IFP, celebrate the authentic voices behind and in front of the camera in films made this year. ...

IFFI-Goa with Festivity and Security

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37th international film festival at GOA in India, witnessed unprecedented security and delegates all over the world are facing difficulties in enjoying film festival, long Q, and many restrictions. The 11 days long festival has 6000 plus delegates and about 200 films from 40 countries. This year focus has been given on films from Argentina with five feature films. The festival is paying homage to 11 personalities with splendid presence of serious films that struggle with politics, economy, lif...

Alejandro Gonzàlez Iñárritu closed London wih Babel

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This year's Festival ends with a Mexican-British love-in, as director Alejandro Gonzàlez Iñárritu and his star Gael Garciá Bernal banter before the screening of Babel, before the dicky bows and gowns of their Odeon Leicester Square audience. Bernal, virtually an adopted Londoner, recalls the experience of sitting in the same cinema in 2002 when Amores Perros - the film that brought both men to the world's attention - won a Bafta. Gael Garciá Bernal: I was sitting right at the back there, ne...

San Diego lines up 100 latino films

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THE 11TH ANNUAL SAN DIEGO LATINO FILM FESTIVAL:MARCH 11 – 21, 2004The Media Arts Center San Diego is proud to announce the 2004 San Diego Latino Film Festival with more than 100 films from Mexico, Cuba, Chile, Colombia, Peru, Guatemala, Brazil, Bolivia, Argentina, Spain and the U.S. This prestigious and internationally recognized film festival is the longest running Latino festival in Southern California. With a projected audience of over 17,000 people, SDLFF is also one of the largest. Att...

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