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  Film festival - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The world's first major film festival was held in Venice in 1932; the other major film festivals of the world (Berlin, Cannes, Moscow and Karlovy Vary) date back to the 1940s and 1950s.
The Edinburgh International Film Festival in Scotland was established in 1947 and is the longest continually running film festival in the world.
The Women of Color Film Festival at University of California, Santa Cruz, founded in 1992, is the first film festival in the U.S. committed to the representation of women of color, by women of color.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Film_festival   (677 words)

 Durango Film Festival   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-08-07)
The Durango Film Festival is located in historic downtown Durango, nestled in the beautiful Rocky Mountains of Southwest Colorado.
The juried 10-day festival presents independent narrative features, documentaries, animation, shorts, children's and regional films- showcasing the work of filmmakers that embody the unique and distinctive voices that are found primarily in independent film.
The Festival has developed such a strong following in part by the easy-going atmosphere of camaraderie and good will that is fostered by Sofia van Surksum Executive Director of the Festival, her staff, and a small army of volunteers.
www.durangofilmfestival.com   (283 words)

 Woodstock Film Festival - Film Commission - 845 679-4265
The Woodstock Film Festival was created by filmmakers in 2000, born of the kind of passion for cinema that can come only from working filmmakers and those who support their creative pursuits.
In the film, what starts out as the humorous journey of the openly gay Capote as he moves through the elegant circles of Manhattan's sophisticated café society, turns darker as he becomes increasingly consumed by a murder case.
The film follows the lives and careers of the band over three years during which they were under political attack and received death threats, while continuing to live their lives, have children and, of course, make music.
www.woodstockfilmfestival.com   (2380 words)

 Cannes Film Festival - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Cannes Film Festival (French: le Festival international du film de Cannes or simply le Festival de Cannes), founded in 1939, is considered one of the world's most prestigious film festivals, along with the Venice Film Festival, Berlin Film Festival, and Toronto Film Festival.
The non-public festival is held annually (usually in the month of May) in the resort town of Cannes, in the south of France.
Additionally, given massive media exposure, the non-public festival is attended by many movie stars and is a popular venue for movie producers to launch their new films and attempt to sell their works to the distributors who come from all over the globe.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Cannes_Film_Festival   (803 words)

 Film Festivals Entertainment Festivals
The key-notions for the 8 days of this authentically different festival, which is held in the heart of the beautiful historical city of Arras, have always been : exchanges, discoveries, meetings and a true feeling of unsuperficial get-togetherness.
This year’s festival will open with the gala premiere of Korean film Traces of Love, by director KIM Dai-seung, known for his previous hits, Blood Rain and Bungee Jumping of Their Own.
The film is about a lawyer whose fiancée dies in the collapse of a department store, a place where he had asked her to wait for him.
www.filmfestivals.com /htm/festivals.shtml   (355 words)

 The Liberty Film Festival - Home
The Liberty Film Festival is proud to announce that actor Robert Davi ("Profiler," License to Kill), producer Scott Gardenhour (Pearl Harbor, Armageddon) and author/columnist James Hirsen (Hollywood Nation, Tales From the Left Coast) have joined the Liberty Film Festival Board of Advisors.
The Liberty Film Festival is also proud to announce that its popular and influential film blog LIBERTAS has joined Pajamas Media, the new blogger consortium created by Roger L. Simon and Charles Johnson.
The festival attracted even greater attendance than last year, with about 3500 admissions (a healthy increase from last year's strong showing of 3000 admissions), and a number of festival films are already on their way to mainstream distribution as a result of their successful screenings.
www.libertyfilmfestival.com   (2716 words)

 Tribeca Film Festival-2006 Home
Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg today joined Tribeca Film Festival founders Robert De Niro, Jane Rosenthal and Craig Hatkoff to welcome Rome Mayor Walter Veltroni and Rome Film Fest CEO Carlo Fuortes to discuss a partnership between the Rome and Tribeca Film Festivals.
The first annual Rome Film Festival kicks off soon, bringing the best in world cinema (and a special section curated by the Tribeca Film Festival) to Italians.
Submissions are now open for the 2007 Tribeca Film Festival, as well as the Tribeca Film Institute’s Tribeca All Access networking program and the Tribeca/Sloan Screenplay Development Program.
www.tribecafilmfestival.org   (334 words)

 Bicycle Film Festival
The Bicycle Film Festival (BFF), complete with complimentary valet bike parking provided by the San Francisco Bicycle Coalition, kicks off on September 28, 2006 with screenings September 29-30 at the The Victoria Theatre at 2961 16th St..
Pedal is a fast-paced documentary film about surviving in the streets of NYC as a bicycle messenger.
It premiered in 2001 at the South by Southwest film festival and in New York at the Bicycle Film Festival, and later was acquired by the Sundance channel, where it aired until 2004.
www.bicyclefilmfestival.com   (587 words)

 Home - Melbourne International Film Festival (MIFF)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-08-07)
Most may not know, but tucked beneath the office of the Melbourne International Film Festival is the cosy and intimate Erwin Rado Theatre, perfect for any special event including media previews, cast and crew screenings, private functions, birthday parties, small theatre performances, script and play readings.
The theatre has a 60 seat capacity, and is equipped to screen 35mm and 16mm films, projection for DVD and other viedo formats.
Now in its 45th year, the best MIFF shorts competition is the most prestigious short film competition in the Asia Pacific Region.
www.melbournefilmfestival.com.au   (275 words)

 The New York Film Festival - Film Society of Lincoln Center
The 17-day festival, presented by the Film Society of Lincoln Center, is a highly-selective showcase of new, inspiring and provocative cinema by both emerging talent and recognized international artists.
This year the New York Film Festival sidebar will be “50 Years of Janus Films.” This series will feature many world cinema classics, some of which are not yet released on DVD or VHS.
The Festival's Selection committee members are Richard Peña, program director, Film Society of Lincoln Center and chairman of the NYFF Selection Committee; Kent Jones, associate programmer, Film Society of Lincoln Center and editor-at-large for Film Comment; Philip Lopate, author and critic; John Powers, film critic, Vogue; Lisa Schwarzbaum, film critic, Entertainment Weekly.
www.filmlinc.com /nyff/nyff.htm   (456 words)

 Rehoboth Beach Film Society - Festival Films Page   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-08-07)
The five day festival showcases about 100 of the best American and foreign independent films including features, documentaries, and shorts.
Film enthusiasts can also enjoy workshops and seminars, talking with celebrity guests, as well as festive Opening Night and Closing Night celebrations.
The Ninth Annual Rehoboth Beach Independent Film Festival is scheduled for November 8 - 12, 2006.
www.rehobothfilm.com /Festival.html   (164 words)

 RI International Horror Film Festival
Along with these films members of the Horror Writers Association of America will be attending to sign copies of their books and discuss the fine art of writing horrific tales.
The Horror Festival is an eerie-sistable salute to an often overlooked genre that will include numerous world premieres of shorts and features including the best of films submitted in competition from all over the globe.
The URI College of Arts and Sciences, The Film Media Program, and the URI Feinstein College of Continuing Education are proud sponsors of the RI International Horror Film Festival.
www.film-festival.org /Horror_ri.php   (1329 words)

 Ivy Film Festival
The Ivy Film Festival announces its 6th annual festival with a special presentation of the music panel, Inside the Score: The Role of Music in Film, sponsored in part by Brown University's Office of Alumni Relations.
The Ivy Film Festival encourages the creative efforts of undergraduate filmmakers by acting as a quality venue for their work and by creating opportunities for these filmmakers to learn from one another and from talented professionals.
The festival strives to garner recognition for student filmmakers by means of a panel of celebrity judges including: directors, producers, writers, and agents who will view the top films from the festival.
www.ivyfilmfestival.com   (238 words)

 Meniscus Films, Independent Film Festival, Grimsby
Meniscus is proud to announce another ‘Meet the Director’ film Night at the Whitgift Cinema, Grimsby on Wed 31st May at 7.30, with a screening of the award winning film ‘A Mind of Her Own’.
Hull Film is generating an exciting opportunity for film makers/video artists to create a unique site-specific moving image work to be projected inside a shipping container located in the City of Hull.
The festival has a number of awards, is free to enter and accepts entries of fiction, documentary, animation and experimental work.
www.meniscusfilms.com   (540 words)

 Film Festival Today - Home
We present, as is traditional, with films I have seen at previous film festivals and thus have voluntarily waived their "embargo rights, " That way I fear no retribution from the film companies... more.
NEW YORK, August 17, 2006—The New York Film Festival Selection Committee has chosen 28 films to debut at the 44th New York Film Festival, September 29 - October 15, at Lincoln Center, it was announced today by Richard Peña, program director of the Film Society of Lincoln Center and chair of the NYFF Selection Committee... more.
The first full day of the Urbanworld Vibe film festival was a sumptuous feast for any hungry film aficionado, with a cornucopia of shorts, documentaries and features documenting the African American experience in tales both tall and small that inspired the spectrum of emotions, from hilarity and cheer, to outrage and sobriety... more.
www.filmfestivaltoday.com   (4969 words)

 Kendal Mountain Film Festival
Every autumn, Kendal, on the edge of the English Lake District, hosts one of the most prestigious Mountain Festivals in the world.
- an extravaganza of films, books, art and photography, debates, presentations, film making, entertainment, humour and drama from the mountain communities of the world.
"Film your Adventure" is the theme of this year's Extreme Film School - five days of workshops and the 48 hour film marathon
www.mountainfilm.co.uk   (145 words)

 Atlanta Film Festival Home   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-08-07)
The Atlanta Film Festival television commercial was produced by Three with post-production work by BT Post.
The 30th Annual Atlanta Film Festival is the South’s premier experience for movie lovers, independent film fans and filmmakers.
The Atlanta Film Festival is produced annually by IMAGE Film and Video Center, a non-profit media arts center that promotes and supports independent film and videomaking in Georgia and the Southeast.
www.atlantafilmfestival.com   (718 words)

 ReelWorld | 2006
Jason Anderson of the Globe and Mail wrote, “the fest's smartly curated program of world cinema includes Toronto premieres of many movies worth watching for all the best reasons.” With 28 Canadian and 12 world premieres, the buzz was astounding.
This year’s Industry Series was revamped to give indie filmmakers direct access to the gatekeepers of the Canadian film industry through the new Face To Face lounge, and provide them with workshops to sharpen their skills.
Next year promises to be another exciting ReelWorld Film Festival and we aim to surpass this year’s successes.
www.reelworld.ca   (358 words)

 Artfilm Festival Trenčianske Teplice
Festival of film art organized under the auspices of Mikuláš Dzurinda, Prime minister of Slovak Republic
The Grand Prix of the 14th International Film Festival Art Film – the Blue Angel for the Best Actor in feature films competition will be presented by the Italian actor FRANCO NERO at Kúpeľná Dvorana in Trenčianske Teplice, Slovakia at the occasion of the closing ceremony, June 1 at 7.00 pm.
His film called 322 from 1969 was screened and on Wednesday he opened exhibition of his photos – Records and Messages in Mestská galéria in Trenčín.
www.artfilm.sk   (426 words)

 10th Annual Arab Film Festival
This year's opening night film is Zozo, a Swedish-Lebanese film chronicling the coming of age of a Lebanese orphan in Sweden.
This year's Algerian offerings include the film Bled Number One, winner of the Youth Award at the Cannes film festival, the poetic Le Thé d'Ania and the comedy Once Upon a Time in the Wadi.
These include the Festival in the Schools, in which select films will be shown and discussed with hundreds of students at San Francisco Bay Area schools, as well as panel discussions with directors and actors from select movies.
www.aff.org   (475 words)

 aafilmfest.org   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-08-07)
The Ann Arbor Film Festival has received cuts to its state funding, and will not apply for future state funding until some changes are made with the restrictions that are placed on artists in the state of Michigan.  Click here to learn more.
Established in 1963, this internationally-renowned festival is the oldest of its kind in North America.
The festival’s mission is to provide a worldwide public forum for moving image exhibitions, to encourage and showcase artists of the moving image, to promote the moving image as art, and to offer educational outreach.
www.aafilmfest.org   (1043 words)

 LA Film Festival   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-08-07)
On Wednesday, June 28, Film Independent announced the winners of the Target Filmmaker Awards at the Spirit of Independence evening at the W Hotel in Westwood Village.
The Spirit of Independence Award was created last year to recognize an individual for his or her commitment to artistic independence in film.
Film Independent announced the Audience and additional Jury Awards at the Closing Night of the 2006 Los Angeles Film Festival on Sunday, July 2.
www.lafilmfest.com   (228 words)

 ::: Napa Sonoma Wine Country Film Festival :::
This year's festival is showed more than 180 motion pictures on 14 screens in the wine country.
The festival shows new International Feature and Short films in seven different categories: Films al Fresco™ (movies in the vineyards under the stars,) World Cinema, Cine Latino, US Cinema, The Arts in Film™ (films about music, dance and the arts,) Cinema of Conscience™ (films of social issues,) and Eco Cinema.
This last section of the Festival had a line up of more than 50 films including World, North American, California and Wine Country Premieres of International and Independent American films, Animation, Documentaries and Short films.
www.winecountryfilmfest.com   (288 words)

 Darklight Festival, Film Animation, Art, Dublin, Ireland
A programme of 6 contemporary artists working in Ireland has been specially curated for VU Space, Melbourne by festival director Nicky Gogan and features work from previous festivals as well as a number of works from the upcoming festival programme in June.
This year we are paying special attention to the wonders of animation, welcoming the Irish première of Jan Svankmajer's "Lunacy", a workshop and screening from Ben Fry of Processing.org, a p ublic interview with Electronic Arts Intermix John Thompson and selection of EAI catalogue including the late video artist Nam June Paik.
A spectacular awards ceremony and festival wrap up BBQ will take place in the IFI on Sunday 25 th June, special awards will be presented to categories sponsored by Nokia, The Lap Top Shop, Adobe, IFTN (Irish Film and TV Network), and Krombacher.
www.darklight-filmfestival.com   (869 words)

 Toronto International Film Festival Group
The Toronto International Film Festival Group (TIFFG) is an essential, not for profit, cultural organization whose mission is to transform the way people see the world.
The spotlight was on Canadian Cinema this afternoon (July 18, 2006) at the first Press Conference for the 31st Toronto International Film Festival.
The Toronto International Film Festival announced 26 international film selections which will have previously premiered at major film festivals worldwide, including González Iñárritu's BABEL and Palme d'Or winner THE WIND THAT SHAKES THE BARLEY from director Ken Loach.
www.tiffg.ca   (580 words)

 Toronto International Film Festival   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-08-07)
After 10 days, 352 films, and 27,747 minutes of enthralling cinematic pleasure, the 31st Toronto International Film Festival comes to a close today with a highly-anticipated Awards Reception at the Hilton Hotel Toronto.
For the 15th consecutive year, the Toronto International Film Festival welcomed an international FIPRESCI jury.
And be sure to visit Doc Blog to read entries from the Festival's documentary filmmakers themselves.
www.e.bell.ca /filmfest/2005/home.asp   (195 words)

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