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Samba Saturday Night

Sunday, September 17----After a full day of screenings that boasted a diverse program ranging from the South African Oscar winner TSOTSI to the Japanese samurai extravaganza THE HIDDEN BLADE to the French romantic comedy RUSSIAN DOLLS, Festival devotees headed to the Martha's Vineyard Airport for a night of samba music and dancing. The dance party was held at the Outerland Cafe, a legendary Vineyard nightspot (once known as The Hot Tin Roof) where such musical talents as James Taylor, Carly S...

New York International Independent Film and Video Fest live in LA

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The New York International Independent Film and Video Festival gears up for 8 days of screenings, world premieres, parties and panels in Los Angeles.The New York International Independent Film & Video Festival (NYIIFVF) announces its return to Los Angeles, September 14 – 21, 2006 for its bi-annual film extravaganza. Now in its 13th year, NYIIFVF is a distinctive event in the entertainment and arts communities with world premieres and over 200 international and domestic films, shorts, documenta...

The winners of the three prizes in the Open Doors

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The winners of the three prizes in the Open Doors section were announced: two Indonesian projects (The Photograph by Nan Achnas and Jermal by Ravi Bharwani) and one from Malaysia (Living Quietly by Tan Chui Mui). Southeast Asia is the focus for this year's Open Doors. 11 projects were chosen from the 50 entered from Thailand, Malaysia, Singapore and Indonesia. During this fourth Open Doors workshop they were presented to potential producers and co-producers from around the world and from Europe ...

World Soundtrack Awards are...

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The World Soundtrack Academy releases the list of nominees for the three principal categories in the World Soundtrack Awards, the most pre-eminent international prizes for the recognition of film music: Soundtrack Composer of the Year, Best Original Soundtrack of the Year - Orchestral and Best Original Song Written Directly for a Film. The names of the winners will be announced in Ghent on Saturday, October 14.Every year in Ghent, the World Soundtrack Awards (WSA) are presented by the World Soun...

Inside: The Winner of the Dances With Films Fest

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The Winner of the Dances With Films Feature Film Grand Jury Award, Inside, is an engaging drama that superbly captivates the audience with suspense. Alex Wells (Nicholas D'Agosto) is fascinated by the Smiths, a couple who regularly visit the library where he works. Driven by curiosity, Alex follows the Smiths home. Because, as you soon come to know, Alex likes to observe people, study them silently, preferably in a place where they let their guard down, such as in the comfort of their home. This...

Contest on videos that address the issues of tolerance

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CURRENT TV CHALLENGES VIEWERS TO PLANT “SEEDS OF TOLERANCE” ONE POD AT A TIME Network Issues Call for Submissions for Video Contest with $100,000 Grand Prize; Judges Include “Crash” Director Paul Haggis, Edward Norton, Melissa Etheridge and Margaret ChoBelieving in the transformational power of moving images – and equally moving stories – Current TV is challenging its viewer contributors to create short videos that address the issues of tolerance and understanding diversity with the ...

What's New at the Worldwide Short Film Festival

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Sound:Sight – A Worldwide Short Film Festival Special Event Thursday June 15 • Gladstone Hotel • 1214 Queen Street West Doors open 8pm Screening at 9pm $10 at door $5 with WSFF screening or seminar ticket FREE with any WSFF pass An evening of narrative re-interpretation with live, improvised musical innovation and short film. Sound:Sight will screen a series of short films accompanied by invited musicians performing a live score to the images- celebrating the creative collaboration be...

"Punk's Not Dead"

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Yesterday afternoon I was lucky enough to be handed an invitation to the final screening of the documentary, "Punk's Not Dead," directed by Susan Dynner, showing in a small viewing room at the Grey d'Albion Hotel around the corner from the Palais des Festivals. Somewhat reminiscent of vh1's 3Behind the Music" shows, the film was well paced, informative, humurous, and of course had an awesome soundtrack. Starting with the roots of Punk Rock in the late 70's/early 80's, they analyze the history of...

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Montréal’s International Hip Hop Cinema Fest is back for more

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Hip Hop Ciné back on the screen, May 18th to 23nd, 2006.The rookie in the Film Fest block is back for a second edition next May 18th-21st.This year’s International du Cinéma Hip Hop de Montréal will hold its projections at Cinéma du Parc.With works from all over the globe, the Festival’s mission is to showcase various social views and cultural takes through elements of Hip Hop.Movies go from shining light on life in Brazilian favelas to the lucrative business behind sneaker making, a Pal...

Herbie Hancock, Beastie Boys Among Musicians at SXSW Film Festival

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Jazz legend Herbie Hancock and hip-hop icons the Beastie Boys are among the musicians attending the 2006 South by Southwest (SXSW) Film Festival for documentaries screening during the event (March 10-18) in Austin, TX.Hancock will be at SXSW on Friday, March 17, for the world premiere of Doug Biro and Jon Fine’s documentary, Possibilities, which follows the recording of Hancock’s album of the same name. The Beastie Boys will be in attendance for a Wednesday, March 15 regional premiere of the...

Record entries, wider reach for focal awards: the nominees are...

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200 entries, including first-time nominations from China, Finland, Israel and Hungary were submitted for the third annual FOCAL International Awards in association with APTN Library, celebrating the use of archive footage and images.The total was an increase of 10 per cent over last year with the UK, France, Germany, USA, Australia, Italy and Canada accounting for most of the submissions.An international jury has now whittled down the nominations to the best three in 14 categories with the winne...

Manson's first feature on Lewis Carroll to premiere in Berlin

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MARILYN MANSON In Berlin to Unveil His Directorial DebutOne of rock's most enigmatic figures, gothic rocker Marilyn Manson journeys to the Berlin Film Festival this weekend to launch his directorial debut feature film "Phantasmagoria - The Visions of Lewis Carroll", in which he will also star as Charles Lutwidge Dodgson, better known by the pseudonym, Lewis Carroll, and best known as the author of 'Alice's Adventures In Wonderland' and other books of exquisitely whimsical humour.The film will sh...

Austin's South by Southwest (SXSW) Film Fest line up

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The South by Southwest (SXSW) Film Festival is honored to announce the full lineup of features scheduled to be a part of the 2006 event in Austin, Texas, March 10-18. Among the highlights are Paul Weitz’s American Dreamz, starring Hugh Grant, Dennis Quaid and Mandy Moore, concluding the festival, on March 18. The festival will open on March 10, with the North American Premiere of A Prairie Home Companion, directed by Robert Altman. The festival’s “Spotlight Premieres” section will inclu...

Walk the Line 5 times Oscar nominated

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The stories of the famous always have a special appeal, even though they are no more extraordinary than many stories of the poor and unknown. Musos, from Mozart to Johnny Cash, are an especially troublesome lot in life (but perhaps no more so than painters, writers and filmmakers), whose lives seem crammed with extreme experiences. And fame.Having Cash's own autobiographies to work from, the filmmakers have been able to piece together a largely reliable picture of the man, even though the film c...

AFM wraped up sucessful year with figures in the risr

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"American Film Market Wraps Up Successful Year, Looks Forward To Continued Partnership with AFI FEST by Chris Davison This year's American Film Market (AFM) took place from November 2-9 in Santa Monica, and achieved substantial gains in exhibitors, buyers and overall attendance. The number of attendees across all categories--including exhibitors, buyers, industry badges, press and guests--reached a record high of 8,014, a 13% increase over last year's total. Buyers came from 62 different countr...

Sauras's Iberia aesthetic extasy, the Master strikes again

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Valladolid Festival, October 27 One might say that there are three kinds of musicals; (1) Hollywood MGM type musicals with a flimsy plot as an excuse for stringing together a bunch of hit songs and "production number", (2) filmed Broadway shows such as "Showboat" or "Westside Story", and (3) CARLOS SAURA MUSICALS, or, Serious Dance and Music as Pure Cinema. His latest such work, "IBERIA", a suite of flamenco and balletic dances, vocalizations (Canto Hondo), and instrumental recitals (piano, sma...

Soundtrack Composer of the Year Award to Angelo Badalamenti

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32nd Flanders International Film Festival - Ghent11-22 October 2005 - www.filmfestival.be World Soundtrack Awards 2005: Badalamenti awarded Best Composer 2005 Angelo Badalamenti, for his score for Un Long Dimanche de Fianciailles is the winner of the 'Soundtrack Composer of the Year' Award. These prestigious film music prizes were distributed this Saturday October 15, for the fifth time on a row during the Flanders International Film Festival Ghent. The music of War of the Worlds by John William...

Sound Unseen Festival kicked in loud

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6th Annual Sound Unseen Festival October 7 -16A one-of-a-kind festival for all of you music junkies! Whether it's rock n' roll, the blues, jazz, punk, experimental, electronic, folk, bluegrass, local, soul, funk, reggae and of course, the unexplainable - this festival is sure to quench any appetite.Loads of films about music, including a couple for the kids (5,000 Fingers of Dr. T; The Point) - so take a peek through - keep an eye out for the marquee programs (DJ Spooky, Christian Marclay, Skolt...

Maurice Jarre tribute to be given during EFA in Berlin

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European Film Academy Honours Maurice JarreSpecial concert with Flemish Radio Symphonic OrchestraAs a highlight of the European Film Awards Weekend, the prestigious composers Bruno Coulais, Frédéric Devreese, George Fenton, Alberto Iglesias, Maurice Jarre, Zbigniev Preisner, Stephen Warbeck, and Gabriel Yared will be in Berlin for a special concert: On Friday, December 2, the Flemish Radio Symphonic Orchestra under Dirk Brossé will present La Musique de l'Image - European Film Composers in Co...

South by South West highligts

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Now in its 12th year, the South by Southwest (SXSW) Film Festival and Conference is an annual celebration of film - a weeklong opportunity to view, discuss, and explore all aspects of film creation and production, from screenwriting through distribution. For nine days in March, the SXSW Film Festival screens the best in new independent film from around the world. SXSW has gained accolades for the quality of our programming, which focuses on both emerging talent and cinematic greats. With over 18...

1st South African film selected in Berlin competition wins gold

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Mark Dornford-May's feature debut "U-Carmen eKhayelitsha" has been awarded the Golden Bear for Best Film at the 2005 Berlin International Film Festival.The first South African film to be selected for the competition in 25 years, "U-Carmen" is a unique interpretation of Bizet's opera set in the township of Khayelitsha and performed in Xhosa (the "click" language). Director Dornford-May was joined on the red carpet by Khayelitsha-born Pauline Malefane who appears in the title role and co-wrote th...

New York Film and Video Festival returns to Manhattan

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The New York International Independent Film and Video Festival (NYIIFVF) proudly returns to Manhattan for eleven days of screenings, premieres, performances, panels and parties. The festivities kick off on November 11th at 7 p.m. with an opening night party at Club Spirit (530 West 27th Street) and runs through November 21st at the Village East Cinema (181 2nd Ave at 12th Street). The festival, which is now recognized as the largest event on the independent circuit, will showcase more than 350 f...

John Pierson joins SXSW (South by Southwest )

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SXSW Announces Call For Entries and Festival UpdatesThe 2005 edition of the South by Southwest (SXSW) Film Conference and Festival has announced its annual call for entries. Submissions in all categories are now being accepted by the festival, and applicants can submit via the festival Web site (www.sxsw.com/film). The 2005 festival will be held March 11-19, 2005 in Austin, TX."After the wild success of the 2004 festival, we're very excited to begin planning the programs for March 2005," says Ma...

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