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GI JOE FEST

The 3rd GI JOE STOP MOTION FILM FESTIVAL will be held September 24th 2009, 7:30PM at the Bug Theater (Denver, CO USA) and will combine the excitement of world premiere short-films and fan tributes with the allure of Denver's nightlife. GI JOE Film Festival highlights up and coming filmmakers, as well as masters of the craft and has already attracted award winning films in the past year. Under the direction of

They killed Sister Dorothy wins 2 prizes at SXSW

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The powerful and anticipated documentary about a nun’s murder in the Amazon, THEY KILLED SISTER DOROTHY won the Grand Jury Prize and the Audience Award at the 2008 South by Southwest Film Festival on Tuesday night. Director Daniel Junge, Oscar-winning producer Nigel Noble, producer Henry Ansbacher, and Dorothy’s best friend and colleague Sister Becky Spires were in attendance to receive the awards. David Stang, who survived her and continues to seek justice for her death in Brazil, had lef...

Reorganization and staff expansion at Film Independent

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Film Independent, the non-profit filmmakersÕ organization that produces the Los Angeles Film Festival and the Spirit Awards, announced today the reorganization and expansion of its staff.Gloria Campbell has been named Operations Director for the Los Angeles Film Festival. Film Independent established this new management position as a result of the FestivalÕs recent growth and success. Campbell will report to Festival Director, Rich Raddon. Since 2003, Campbell has served as a freelance Product...

Films Not Playing At Your Local Theater (Yet)

 Friday, November 16-------Although every Friday sees a glut of film openings making their way to film theaters, the truth is that a large number of worthy films never find traditional theatrical distribution. That is one of the reasons that the brave new worlds of internet downloads and other non-traditional distribution methods hold such promise. However, until these new methodologies take hold in such a way that they can generate the same or similar revenue, theatrical distribution remains t...

Denver wraps 11 days of celebration

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Yesterday, the Starz Denver Film Festival wrapped its 30th year of bringing international film and filmmakers to Denver. The 11-day event was a huge success, seeing a 16 percent increase in attendance with 45,136 people attending the films and events. There were more than 375 screenings, of which 125 were sell-outs! The films were diverse, the parties were fabulous, the red carpet events were star-studded and the award ceremonies were memorable. The Closing Night celebration was one to remember....

silent film classic & live music at the Tabernacle

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A truly unique event - mixing live music and the vintage screening of a true silent film classic will take Tuesday, August 7th at the Tabernacle - perfect for classical music and film lovers and for all ages. The Devil Music Ensemble is performing their original score live to the first/best silent version of "Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde" (1920) starring John Barrymore, on Tuesday, August 7th at the Tabernacle in Trinity Park, Oak Bluffs. The DME, formed in Boston in 1999, is comprised of Brendon Wood ...

The Denver 48 Hour Film Project Is Just Around The Corner!

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Ready? Set? Film!The Denver installment of the 48 Hour Film Project will take place Friday, August 3rd-Sunday, August 5th. The 48 Hour Film Project involves an intense, wild and sleepless weekend during which teams comprised of amateur/professional filmmakers, musicians, theater groups, students, artists and interested humans write, shoot, edit and score a film 4-7 minutes in length.On the evening of Friday, August 5th, the teams gather and are given a character, a prop, a line of dialogue and a...

CASHBACK: A Summer Indie Sleeper Hit?

 Monday, July 11--------Magnolia Pictures, one of the most adventurous distributors working in the trenches of independent film, will release the UK film CASHBACK in a platform release starting July 20th in San Francisco (Lumiere Theatre), Denver (Starz Filmcenter), Washington DC (E Street Cinema), Chicago (Century Centre Cinema), Minneapolis (Lagoon Cinema), New York (Quad Cinemas), Philadelphia (Ritz 5 Movies) and Seattle (Varsity Theatre). The film has been making waves on the film festiva...

Museum of the Moving Image Preview Series

  Friday, June 22-------The Museum of the Moving Image, the only New York cultural institution exclusively devoted to the study and appreciation of film and the media arts, is joining with erstwhile entertainment trade publication Variety to present the Variety/Moving Image Screening Series, premiering twelve significant new films, followed by conversations with the directors and/or actors. The series is being launched on Tuesday, June 26th with the advanced preview of the new Werner Herzog wa...

First Look Film Festival ready to kick 7th in Denver

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The 7th Annual First Look Film Festival will be held April 19 - 22 at the Starz FilmCenter (900 Auraria Parkway). The Festival, presented by Denver Film Society, and Festival Founders Wade Gardner and Josh Weinberg will feature a diverse line-up of six short narrative, documentary, animation and experimental film packages from college students from around the world. Now in its seventh year, the Festival has screened films from some of the hottest new filmmakers in the world. Last year, Best Over...

The 7th Annual First Look Film Festival is around the corner!

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The upcoming First Look Film Festival is a unique opportunity to view the freshest and most acclaimed films from the world's best up-and-coming directors. Screening short films from new filmmakers from around the globe this is a unique opportunity to witness the future of film!Now in our 7th year we are proud to have screened work from some of the hottest new filmmakers in the world. First place last year was awarded to Ari Sandel who went on to win an Academy Award for his film "West Bank Story...

the celebrity beat goes on at halfway mark in santa barbara

Film festivals come in various shapes, sizes, formats and orientations. The currently ongoing 22nd installment of the Santa Barbara Film Festival is a bit off-beat in certain aspects. Lasting eleven days and presenting some 200 films it is certainly not small -- more like "medium to large." In terms of importance, however, while it is not considered to be quite in the same class as the North-American majors, Sundance, Telluride, Chicago, New York, Toronto and Montreal, it can nevertheless ce...

What Does God Look Like?

Wednesday, November 29----So, what does God look like to you?? That is the provocative question posed by filmmaker Nathan Lang, as he travelled the United States in a coast-to-coast adventure to examine the religious pulse of ordinary Americans. Going to seven different cities and constructing a studio box with hidden video cameras, Lang has assembled over 100 hours of candid footage that will eventually become the documentary feature film GOD IN THE BOX (great title, Nathan). Lang is in Amst...

Starz Denver Film FestIival Awards

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In 10 exciting days, the 29th Starz Denver Film Festival played host to over 180 filmmakers and 38,881 movie goers (up from 36,812 in 2005) and reports 119 sold out screenings. Films ranged in length from 1 minute - A PAINFUL GLIMPSE INTO MY WRITING PROCESS (IN LESS THAN 60 SECONDS) to 142 minutes - LIVES OF OTHERS. SDFF29 featured 194 titles from 29 countries, and 15 premieres (2 world premieres, 5 North American premieres and 8 US premieres). Best Feature: LIVES OF OTHERS directed by Florian H...

Denver Film Festival (SDFF29) line up

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The 29th Starz Denver Film Festival (SDFF29), produced by the Denver Film Society, rolls out the red carpet November 9 - 19, 2006. This year’s festival features a Salute to Canadian Cinema and will screen over 200 films with 14 premieres (2 world premieres, 5 North American premieres and 8 U.S premieres). 29 countries are represented this year: Argentina, Austria, Canada, China, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Great Britain, India, Iran, Israel, Italy, Japan, Latvia, Mongoli...

An Evening with Tim Robbins in Denver

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The 29th Starz Denver Film Festival will kick-off The Greatest Big Night of All Time by presenting the John Cassavetes Award to Tim Robbins, tonight at 7:30pm at the Buell Theatre following a clips performance highlighting Robbins' extraordinary career. The Denver Film Society created the John Cassavetes award in 1989 and presents it to a film artist who embodies the spirit of late actor/director John Cassavetes his unique vision, his maverick sensibility, his unwavering integrity and his tenaci...

9th Aurora Asian Film Festival

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The Ninth Aurora Asian Film Festival will be held June 1 - 4 at the Aurora Fox Arts Center (9900 E. Colfax Avenue) in Aurora. The Festival, presented by Denver Film Society, the Aurora Asian/Pacific Community Partnership and the City of Aurora, will feature 10 new films from several countries along the Pacific Rim including China, Mongolia, South Korea, Indonesia, Singapore and Hong Kong. AMERICANESE - Opening Night Film - Thursday, June 1 In Person Appearances: Eric Byler, Allison Sie and Chr...

Aspen Shortsfest highlights

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Filmmakers from around the world will gather April 5-9 for Aspen Shortsfest 2006 at the Wheeler Opera House and other locations in Aspen and Carbondale, Colorado. Now in its 15th year, Shortsfest will present an array of short films for all ages chosen from over 45 countries. Two evenings of selected festival highlights will also screen April 14 - 15 at Denver’s Starz FilmCenter in association with the Denver Film Society. From premiers to Oscar®-nominated shorts, this year's International C...

Aspen Shortsfest kicks in

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Comedy writer-director Jason Reitman returns to Aspen as this year’s Director Spotlight guest of honor at the 15th annual Aspen Shortsfest, which takes place April 5 – 9 at the Wheeler Opera House and other locations. Aspen Shortsfest’s Closing Night presentation will be Reitman’s feature debut Thank You for Smoking, which has its U.S.premiere at the Sundance Film Festival. Based on Christopher Buckley's acclaimed 1994 novel and hailed by Variety as “slick, stylish and sharp-witted,”...

Aspen Short Fest will celebrate Jason Reitman

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Comedy writer-director Jason Reitman returns to Aspen as this year’s Director Spotlight guest of honor at the 15th annual Aspen Shortsfest, which takes place April 5 – 9 at the Wheeler Opera House and other locations. Aspen Shortsfest’s Closing Night presentation will be Reitman’s feature debut Thank You for Smoking, which has its U.S.premiere at the Sundance Film Festival. Based on Christopher Buckley's acclaimed 1994 novel and hailed by Variety as “slick, stylish and sharp-witted,”...

Tsotsi to open 14th Annual Pan African Film and Arts Fest

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PAN AFRICAN FILM AND ARTS FESTIVALLargest U.S. Black History Month Event Set for February 9-20 South Africa’s official nomination for the 78th Annual Academy Awards® in the foreign language film category, TSOTSI, has been selected as the opening night film for the 14th Annual Pan African Film and Arts Festival. The star-studded event will be held at 7 p.m. on Thursday, February 9th at the Directors Guild of America with principal cast and filmmakers in attendance. The evening will be hosted b...

Kids First! Film and Video Festival in Denver

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SDIFF28 will also feature the first-ever, live KIDS FIRST! Best Awards ceremony. Children can be their own critics and vote until October 15th on the KIDS FIRST! website (www.kidsfirstmedia.com). Programming is designed for kids 2-18 and includes never-before-seen TV series and feature film titles such as DORA THE EXPLORER, SPONGEBOB SQUAREPANTS and sneak previews of feature films.SDIFF28 and The KIDS FIRST! Film Festival will also host a special, Red Carpet event on Saturday, Nov. 19 at 2:00 p....

Starz Denver International Film Festival goes live

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28th Starz Denver International Film Festival.November 10 - 20.SDIFF presents approximately 175 films over 10 days and plays host to more than 100 film artists. New international feature releases, independently produced fiction films and documentaries, animation, experimental works, children's programs and short subjects are included in the festival. In addition, a number of acclaimed international film artists are honored with tributes and special "Evenings with..." Following awards will be giv...

Experimental Cinema Exposition in Denver

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The International Experimental Cinema Exposition - 2005September 21st-25thDenver, Colorado, USAThe line-up thus-far includes over 75 films, including several Single-8mm and Super-8mm films as well as many 16mm and 35mm pieces that explore beyond the limits of contemporary screen culture. The festival's various events will be held at several of Colorado's most adored and respected venues and cinema-houses, including the Mayan Theatre, Museum of Contemporary Art/Denver, The Bug Theatre, The Assemb...

Denver Tie 2005 experimental cinema expo Sept 21-25

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TIE 2005 The International Experimental Cinema Exposition, will run September 21-25 in Denver, Colorado, USA.Line-up includes over 100 8mm, 16mm and 35mm films that explore beyond the limits of contemporary screen culture. The festival's various events are scheduled at several of venues and cinema-houses, including the Mayan Theatre, Museum of Contemporary Art/Denver, The Bug Theatre, The Assembly Gallery, Mercury Cafe, and the Denver Starz FilmCenter.New films by: Peter Tscherkassky, Frank Bie...
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