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Durban Film Festival announces winners

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29th Durban International Film Festival announces winnersAward-winners at the 29th Durban International Film FestivalBest Film: Foster Child (Philippines), directed by Brillante Mendoza…"delving with remarkable skill into the everyday lives of his extremely well-developed characters, the director fuses documentary and drama to create a brave, humane and unconventional film." Best South African Feature Film: Triomf, directed by Michael Raeburn …"by immersing itself into the often sordid world...

SHARKWATER Moving Towards National Release

Monday, July 16-------SHARKWATER, the eco-documentary by champion diver and eco activist Rob Stewart, is moving towards a national release in the US after winning a slew of US and international awards. The film is screening tomorrow on Martha's Vineyard as part of the Martha's Vineyard Film Society summer film series (the same organization that presents the Martha's Vineyard Film Festival in September).For filmmaker Rob Stewart, exploring sharks began as an underwater adventure. What...

SHARKWATER Takes A Bite Out Of Gen Art

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 Thursday, April 19-----SHARKWATER, the eco-activist documentary by Canadian director Rob Stewart, took the Acura Grand Jury Feature Film Award, with a cash prize of $10,000,  at the Gen Art Film Festival Awards Ceremonies on Tuesday night.  The film has already won eleven major international awards, and opened theatrically earlier this month in its native Canada with a record-breaking opening weekend (beating out such high profile documentaries as the Oscar winning AN INCONVENIENT TRUTH an...

SHARKWATER Takes A Bite Out Of Gen Art

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 Thursday, April 19-----SHARKWATER, the eco-activist documentary by Canadian director Rob Stewart, took the Acura Grand Jury Feature Film Award, with a cash prize of $10,000,  at the Gen Art Film Festival Awards Ceremonies on Tuesday night.  The film has already won eleven major international awards, and opened theatrically earlier this month in its native Canada with a record-breaking opening weekend (beating out such high profile documentaries as the Oscar winning AN INCONVENIENT TRUTH an...

Gen Art Film Festival a toasty alternative to the lingering winter chill

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The torrential downpour had not yet quite started on the Festival opening night on Wednesday, with the New York premiere of CRASHING, a literature-meets-pornography tale of a grizzled novelist (played to fare-thee-well perfection by New York's own Campbell Scott) who flirts with sex and artistic inspiration (not necessarily in that order) as he crashes on the coach of two female students who are themselves aspiring novelists. The film drew a strong response from the capacity crowd (so large that...

A Respite From The Rain at Gen Art Film Festival

Friday, April 13------If the theory that shitty weather is good for film festivals holds true, then the time is perfect for this year's Gen Art Film Festival. Although the calendar says mid April, Spring is decidely late this year, with massive rainstorms and temperatures well below normal bursting the bubbles of New Yorkers ready for the winter thaw. So, with the weather inclement, the heat generated from packed screenings and even more crowded after-parties are making this year's Gen A...

The top ten Canadian films of 2006

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The Toronto International Film Festival Group (TIFFG) announced the top ten Canadian films of 2006 this evening at the annual Canada's Top Ten industry event, hosted by actors Sylvie Moreau and Dave Foley. Public screenings with introductions and Q&As by filmmakers and panel discussions will be held from January 26 to February 4 at Cinematheque Ontario in Toronto.Canada's Top Ten films are chosen by a 10-member, national panel of filmmakers, journalists, programmers, and industry professionals. ...

Top Ten Canadian Films

Wednesday, January 3----The Toronto International Film Festival Group (TIFFG) announced the top ten Canadian films of 2006 this evening at the annual Canada's Top Ten industry event, hosted by actors Sylvie Moreau and Dave Foley. Public screenings with introductions and Q&As by filmmakers and panel discussions will be held from January 26 to February 4 at Cinematheque Ontario in Toronto. Canada's Top Ten films are chosen by a 10-member, national panel of filmmakers, journalists, program...

FLIFF Award Winners Announced, Volver gets it again

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Registered in the Guiness Book of World Records as the "world's longest film festival", the Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival reached its zenith this past weekend, with the announcement of its Jury and Audience Awards, as well as a Tribute Gala which paid homage to established and emerging talent.On Sunday evening, at the La Playa Mediterranean Restaurant, the Festival presented JURIED AWARDS for films in competition. Members of the Jury included: Joe Amadea, Hart Sharp Video; Tony Seg...

FLIFF Award Winners Announced

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Monday, November 13----Registered in the Guiness Book of World Records as the "world's longest film festival", the Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival reached its zenith this past weekend, with the announcement of its Jury and Audience Awards, as well as a Tribute Gala which paid homage to established and emerging talent. On Sunday evening, at the La Playa Mediterranean Restaurant, the Festival presented JURIED AWARDS for films in competition. Members of the Jury included: Joe Amadea, H...

Film In Focus: SHARKWATER

Saturday, November 11---SHARKWATER, a stunningly beautiful nature documentary, brings audiences a rarely seen view of the kingdom below the seas. Filmed in high definition video, this beautiful and intense ecological film explores the shark rich waters of the world, exposing the exploitation and corruption surrounding the world's shark populations in the marine reserves of Cocos Island, Costa Rica and the Galapagos Islands, Ecuador. But SHARKWATER is not your typical National Geographic panora...

Media Arts And Eggs Benedict

Tuesday, November 5----A delegation of visiting filmmakers and media professionals were invited this morning for a tour of the digital arts facilities at the Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale, one of the leading media arts schools in the nation. Dr. Amy Friedman Phillips, the Program Chair for Communications and Media Production, led the tour, explaining how the Art Institute trains its students for careers in the media arts. Clearly proud of the investment that the Institute has made in cutt...

Hawai Film Fest Awards Golden Orchid toLove for Share

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LIST OF AWARDS1 HALEKULANI GOLDEN ORCHID FOR BEST FEATURE FILM LOVE FOR SHARE (director Nia Dinata, Indonesia)2 HALEKULANI GOLDEN ORCHID FOR BEST DOCUMENTARY TIME AND TIDE (directors Julie Bayer and Josh Salzman, Tuvalu, USA) Special jury award for SHARKWATER (director Rob Stewart, Canada)3 FILM IN HAWAII AWARD LOST4 NETWORK FOR PROMOTION OF ASIAN CINEMA AWARD 4:30 (director Royston Tan, Singapore)5 EASTMANN KODAK AWARD FOR ACHIEVEMENT IN CINEMATOGRAPHY Matthew Libatique, ASC6 ...
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