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  2006 Scandinavian Film Festival L.A.
Johnsen’s debut film is set against a winter landscape, and tells the story of a Stockholm doctor whose scholarly son dies after she bullies him into playing hockey.
In the process, the film presents its fascinating, profound and touching examination of the unimaginable grief and guilt that results from the loss of a child.
Scandinavian Film Festival L.A. is underwritten by American-Scandinavian Foundation of Los Angeles, the consulates of Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden, with the generous support of national film organizations, individuals and corporate donors.
www.asfla.org /2006film.html   (2208 words)

  
 2006 Cannes Film Festival - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The 2006 Cannes Film Festival ran from May 17, 2006 to May 28, 2006.
Brad Pitt, one of the stars of the film, generated press coverage for not attending the premiere due to the imminent birth of his child with Angelina Jolie.
The first French Film in the running this year, it was modestly received [33][34].
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 LDS FILM FESTIVAL 2008
The 7th LDS Film Festival 2008 ended with a strong finish on Saturday, when over 2500 people attended the screenings and presentations at the Scera Center for the Arts in Orem, Utah, bringing the total attendance to over 6500, an impressive 35% increase over last year's 4800.
Recently, he directed the films "The Work and the Glory II and III" and is actively involved in helping younger filmmakers succeed in the industry.
The film is also visionary because of the nature of the relationship between the filmmaker and the film's subject.
www.ldsfilmfestival.com   (307 words)

  
 Films Added to National Film Registry for 2006 - The Library Today (Library of Congress)
In the film, a woman (played by Ingrid Bergman) marries a Nazi killer (played by Claude Rains), although she is in love with an American spy (played by Cary Grant) who recruits her for the assignment.
The film is often credited with launching what was known as the “cult of Mary Pickford” in the early 20th century and was essential in shaping the actress’ on-screen persona as a working-class heroine.
Although arguably an exploitation film, the film’s riveting sociology is gripping in its portrayals of methods used to entrap working women and immigrants.
www.loc.gov /today/pr/2006/06-234.html   (2745 words)

  
 V for Vendetta (film) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The film's release was originally scheduled for Friday, November 4, 2005 (a day before the 400th Guy Fawkes Night), but was delayed; it instead opened on March 17, 2006, and has been generally well-received by critics.
The film was originally scheduled for release on the weekend of November 5, 2005, the 400th anniversary of the Plot, with the tag line "Remember, remember the 5th of November", taken from a traditional British rhyme memorializing the event.
Placed in the contemporary context of the film, this is a reference to the current 9/11 conspiracy theories, and certainly a parallel to the burning of the Reichstag in the Weimar Republic.
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 Offscreen :: The 2006 Tribeca Film Festival
Hamed’s film is itself as richly detailed as a large novel, stuffed to bursting with memorable characters and incident.
This film’s limited means –it was shot with a borrowed video camera on a shoestring budget of 3000 euros with a nonprofessional cast– puts its pessimistic vision of contemporary China in sharp relief.
The film opens with the sexual assault that occasions the protagonist’s incarceration, a sequence that is incredibly tough to watch, and which complicates the viewer’s sympathy with this character.
www.offscreen.com /biblio/phile/essays/2006_tribeca_festival   (2529 words)

  
 ~: Film Challenge 2007 :~
To qualify as an official "National Film Challenge Film," each group's film must be in the genre it receives and must contain all required elements.
The finished film must be a minimum of four (4) minutes in duration, and a maximum of eight (8) minutes in duration.
Any type of video or film camera may be used, however, a maximum of only two cameras may be used.
www.filmchallenge.org /rules.htm   (752 words)

  
 2006 Cannes Film Festival Preview, 'Da Vinci Code' Debuts, Almodovar Competes - CBS News
More than 60 films representing dozens of countries were selected by the official festival committee for screening, including 48 world premieres.
There are 20 films from 13 countries in the Competition category, which will compete for the festival's top prizes, including the Palme D'Or (Golden Palm) and the Grand Prix (Grand Prize).
The film stars Almodovar regular Carmen Maura as a ghost who comes back to her hometown to right the wrongs of her life.
www.cbsnews.com /stories/2006/05/10/entertainment/cannes/main1609129.shtml   (0 words)

  
 2006 Philadelphia Film Festival
The Philadelphia Film Society invites you to become a member before the end of the Festival and receive two tickets to the Festival Favorite screening of your choice.
The short film Live at Five by former Philadelphian Averie Storck starring Dylan Baker and Katie Finneran has added to the screening of Little Athens on April 3 and 6.
We are pleased to announce a new film in the festival programming: The Last Western, a documentary by Philadelphia native Chris Deaux (Talk Fast).
www.phillyfests.com /pff/2006/home.cfm   (1408 words)

  
 2006 Tribeca Film Festival Opens, Festival Created Near World Trade Center Remembers 9/11 - CBS News
Now in its fifth year, Tribeca faces the terrorist attacks head-on with the world premiere of "United 93," an intensely visceral drama about one of the four planes that crashed that day after passengers tried to tackle their hijackers.
The film from writer-director Paul Greengrass, which recounts the flight and culminates with the jet nose-diving into a Pennsylvania field, will play on opening night Tuesday before appearing in theaters nationwide Friday.
The increasing interest each year in Tribeca - from filmmakers, industry people and film lovers - is "just a reflection, and it's sometimes kind of terrifying, that we seem to have a growing reputation.
www.cbsnews.com /stories/2006/04/24/entertainment/main1541666.shtml   (0 words)

  
 Babel (2006 film) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Babel is a 2006 dramatic film directed by Alejandro González Iñárritu and written by Guillermo Arriaga.
The film was first screened at this year's Cannes Film Festival.
The film is scheduled to be released on October 27, 2006 in the United States.
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 Shorts Film Festival
With only 2 months to go until the official submission deadline for the 2008 Shorts Film Festival, filmmakers are urged to get their entries in for a chance to win the coveted first prize trip to Cannes Film Festival.
Shorts Film Festival is Australia’s only national film festival and competition entirely dedicated to fostering the specialist craft of storytelling through film.
Selected works from the 2008 Shorts Film Festival will also be showcased at the prestigious Rushes Soho Shorts Festival in the UK in 2009, providing leveraged international exposure for those filmmakers.
www.shortsfilmfestival.com   (256 words)

  
 Salvador (Puig Antich) 2006 a film by Manuel Huerga
The film was shown on the 7th and 9th June in the Pacific Place Cinema in the city on the Pacific coast.
The film receives the award for the bravery and brilliance of its depiction of one of the darkest episodes in Spain's recent history.
The Spanish Film Academy announced on Friday that 'Salvador (Puig Antich)' is one of three films selected to represent Spain at the 79th Oscars Awards Ceremony, in the foreign film section.
www.salvadorfilm.com /english   (1317 words)

  
 Deep Discount DVD   (Site not responding. Last check: )
In this humid, atmospheric film noir, a sweltering summer in south Florida sets the stage for a dark romance between an attorney and a beautiful woman as they plot her wealthy husband's early demise.
As the film opens it becomes immediately clear that the plan backfired, forcing the survivors, who have gathered at an abandoned warehouse,....
The silly, spooky band of ghouls, straight from the mind of creator Charles Addams, have lost none of their charm in the intervening decades, and this handsome set, which includes commentary, featurettes, and theme song karaoke, gives fans a chance to experience the fun all....
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 Mimi's Film Festivals 2006   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The 2006 Cowboy Awards were held at the Mainstage Theater with Jackson Hole Mayor Mark Barron serving as the Master of Ceremonies.
Film: 10 - 18 March; Music: 15 - 19 March 2006, Austin, TX This is one of those regional, but well-attended festivals that the world press also covers in some measure, like Miami.
The New Line film is inspired by true events involving warring drug dealers in the San Fernando Valley and the murder of a young man, which caused Jesse James Hollywood to become one of the youngest men ever put on the FBI's most-wanted list.
mimifink.virtualave.net /filmfestivals06.htm   (0 words)

  
 Free Culture @ NYU » Film Remix 2006
The purpose of the Free Culture @ NYU Film Remix Contest is to promote the creative fair use and re-use of copyrighted work, specifically film, and to create a backdrop for intelligent discussion concerning the tension between protected fair use of copyrighted material and the legitimate interests of copyright holders.
By submitting your entry to the Free Culture @ NYU Film Remix Contest, you represent to Free Culture @ NYU that the film images, dialogue, and soundtrack that you use were acquired in a manner consistent with existing law.
We wanted to choose films that everyone would have access to in some form, and that had been parodied in some way or another before, so there would be some precedence for fair use of the work.
www.freeculturenyu.org /filmremix   (2077 words)

  
 south by southwest festivals + conferences
Learn how to use short form films for broadcast, online and wireless outlets to advance your career and have your work seen and to discuss why short form is a viable medium for you.
A conversation with Nina Pope and Karen Guthrie of the film "Bata-ville: We are Not Afraid of the Future" at Studio Sx 2006.
The year after that, the SXSW Film trailers became famous (and award-winning), when Dan Brown, Kent Osbourne, and Mike Mitchell collaborated for the "Burger Hut" series.
2007.sxsw.com /film   (0 words)

  
 Omaha Film Festival 2009 : omahafilmfestival.org
The Omaha Film Festival, a 501(c)(3) charitable non-profit organization, sets out to deliver a fresh and innovative cinema experience through the exhibition of independent film and the growth of its Film Education Initiative program, and has become a staple of Omaha’s developing cultural identity.
The Omaha Film Festival endeavors to provide leadership in Nebraska filmmaking through collaborative efforts with production studios, distributors, filmmakers, and film markets for a comprehensive cinematic and educational experience that is responsive to community needs and preferences, as well as the needs of the independent filmmaker.
The conference was followed by a week of film screenings from February 18th – 24th at the Westwood 8 Cinema.
www.omahafilmfestival.org   (214 words)

  
 The Liberty Film Festival - Home
The Liberty Film Festival (LFF), Hollywood's premier conservative film festival, is pleased to announce an ongoing program of film screenings, The LFF Screening Series, that will showcase films celebrating America, Israel, and democracy around the world, and that affirm individual liberty, free enterprise, family and faith.
The Liberty Film Festival, Hollywood’s premiere festival for conservative and independent film, is pleased to announce a special one evening showcase of film to be held Saturday, May 19th at 7:30pm at the beautiful Orange County Pavilion in Santa Ana, California.
The Liberty Film Festival is proud to announce a special one-evening showcase of conservative and independent film to be held on Saturday, May 19, 2007 at the Orange County Pavilion in Santa Ana.
www.libertyfilmfestival.com   (3831 words)

  
 MCN: 2006 Toronto Film Fest
The film is Wizard of Oz by way of the bastard child of Terry Gilliam and Zalman King.
This is a powerful, patient, serious film that should be seen by every high school junior and senior and college student in America, not to mention the adult world.
I should also add that no one (myself included) is decrying the films in the program, they simply haven't encountered a revelation or discovery or, for that matter, something to spew bile over and employ to vent about the event's programming gestalt.
www.moviecitynews.com /festivals/toronto_2006/index.html   (1535 words)

  
 2006 Philadelphia Film Festival Presents : Descent, The
Whether it’s the best horror film of the year (as many claim), or simply the scariest, this British chiller about young women fighting monsters in a cave has become an instant genre classic.
It’s certainly the scariest – Marshall pulls no punches with the expert shocks and jolts, but he has also created a film that provides a depth of characterization that allows the audience to actually care about the heroines in peril.
After suffering a family tragedy, Sarah (Shauna Macdonald) attempts to forget her trauma by embarking upon one of the regular adventure trips that she takes with five female friends – this time, a hiking and spelunking expedition in the Appalachian Mountains.
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 /FILM - Vulgarthon 2006 Report
I had the pleasure of going to Kevin Smith's Vulgarthon this year, a film festival in the heart of South Jersey in which he gets to show whatever the hell he wants.
All of these films will be reviewed herein to some extent, but don't expect any details on Clerks 2: Kevin asked us all to be respectful of his wishes to avoid ruining the movie for everyone.
I think that's who this documentary is for, and it does a good job of reviving the message that's been stagnant for a few years, at least in terms of film.
www.slashfilm.com /article.php/20060605vulgarthonreport   (0 words)

  
 south by southwest festivals + conferences
Between educational panels and premiere screenings, SXSW Film has maintained its vision of celebrating ingenuity.
It's also your chance to discover the best new independent films, and mingle with filmmakers, film lovers, studio executives, and journalists.With nearly 200 films and dozens of daytime panels, the hardest part is fitting it all in.
During SXSW it is impossible to be a part of everything that is happening, so a few tidbits from SXSW 2006 have been posted in the Coverage section of the website.
2006.sxsw.com /film   (500 words)

  
 2006 Artsfest Film Festival
Meet many of the filmmakers who are in town for the screening of their films, enjoy some food and drink, and see an intriguing art exhibit.
This film chronicles the life of 70-year old freedom fighter Major Mary On and her people's struggle for self determination in the military dictatorship of Burma.
In addition to his film success, Edson has had a fascinating career in music, being the original drummer in the New York post-punk band, Sonic Youth and spending three years as drummer for the rhythmic dance band, Konk.
www.moviate.org /artsfest.html   (0 words)

  
 Sundance Movie Reviews
Ashley Judd is excellent in the film and the supporting cast includes such veteran talents as Tim Blake Nelson, Stacy Keach and Diane Ladd, not to mention another southern boy, Ray McKinnon, who plays a local Holy Roller preacher.
While not a great film, it was a warm, entertaining and well-produced movie that told a genuine story about a complex character caught in an ugly rut.
There is a sentimental aspect to the film as well, as Young had been diagnosed with a brain aneurism and was going to surgery within days of the concert.
www.summitpacificinc.com /films.html   (0 words)

  
 2006 Tribeca Film Festival - Events By Title
This stylized, high-energy film reveals how Miami went from a sleepy southern city to a drug-and-murder capital, as told by the people who put the vice in Miami Vice.
John Malkovich gives a hilarious tour-de-force as Alan Conway, a conman who successfully passed himself off as the famed and notoriously reclusive director for the last decade or so of the filmmaker's life.
Delighting in the permutations of human stupidity, the film is both a political thriller and a moral comedy.
www.tribecafilmfestival.org /tixSYS/2006/filmguide/title-detail.php?PageNumber=2&Range=CC&Category=ALL&FilterVenue=ALL&Day=25&Month=04&Year=2006&Genre=ALL&FestProgram=&ShowShorts=Y&ShowPast=Y   (0 words)

  
 Welcome to the FAIF International Short Film Festival
Today the Directors of the FAIF passed a resolution to format the 2008 festival for short films as a way to reach out and better serve the independent filmmaker.
Drawing to a close today is the 2007 FAIF International Film Festival which took place this year at AMC 12 at Downtown Disney in Anaheim, California.
Only able to time-travel in eleven-minute increments, a scientist from 48 years in the future accidentally lands at the tail end of a wedding reception.
www.magicalfilmfest.com /index.html   (138 words)

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