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The Basque Ball: Skin Against Stone Director - Julio Medem The Big Durian Director - Amir Muhammad The Corporation Directors - Mark Achbar and Jennifer Abbott Disbelief Director - Andrei Nekrasov Garden Directors - Ruthie Shatz and Adi Barash Investigation into the Invisible World Director - Jean Michel Roux Journeyings and Conversations Director - Arvind Sinha Repatriation Director - Dong-won Kim Screaming Men Director - Mika Ronkainen ...

Native Forum

49? Director - Sherman Alexie Flat Director - Beck Cole Screenwriter - Beck ColeIf The Weather Permits Director - Elisapie Isaac In Shadow Director - Shirley Cheechoo Screenwriter - Julia ChanThe Land has Eyes Director - Vilsoni Hereniko Screenwriter - Vilsoni HerenikoMemory Director - Cedar Sherbert Screenwriter - Cedar SherbertMight of the Starchaser Director - Joseph Lazare Screenwritesr - Joseph Lazare and Walter ScottNgatahi - Know The Links Director - Dean Hapeta Our Nationhood Director - ...

Park City at Midnight

Azumi Director - Ryuhei Kitamura Screenwriters - Rikiya Mizushima and Isao KiriyamaGrand Theft Parsons Director - David Caffrey Screenwriter - Jeremy Drysdale Haute Tension Director - Alexandre Aja Screenwriters - Alexandre Aja and Grégory LevasseurHome of Phobia Director - Ryan Shiraki Screenwriter - Ryan ShirakiOvernight Director - Mark Brian Smith The Park Director - Andrew Lau Lo Screenwriters - Lo yiu Fai and Sam LungRaspberry Reich Director - Bruce LaBruce Screenwriter - Bruce LaBruceSaw ...

Riding Giants Sundance opening

Riding Giants, Stacy Peralta's surfing sequel to his Sundance debut and award winner, Dogtown and Z-Boys, is a semiserious, often rollicking, multigenerational insider's look at the origins of surfing, the colorful and subversive birth of surf culture, and the mythology and lure of the "big wave." This passionate and fluid film is without question the first authentic history of surfing from its humble Hawaiian beginnings to the big business it became to the still-rebellious universe it inhabits ...

DigiTraining Plus: New Technologies for European Cinemas

"DigiTraining Plus: New Technologies for European Cinemas"A worshop taking in Kuurne, Belgium on 31 March - 4 April 2004The training initiative promoted by MEDIA Salles is open to exhibitors from countries belonging to the MEDIA Programme.DigiTrainining Plus will cover the following main topics:The present state of the European and international market for digital screening Overview of technologiesBusiness modelsProgramming and contentsLessons will be held in English.Course participation fee (co...

Frank Black (Pixies founder) solo keynotes at TIY

FRANK BLACK TO KEYNOTE 2004 DIY CONVENTIONThe fourth annual DIY Convention: Do It Yourself in Film, Music & Books has announced that its Feb. 5-7 event will be keynoted by alternative music pioneer Frank Black.The three-day gathering will be held in Hollywood at the Barnsdall Art Park and the Derby nightclub, offering panels, workshops and showcases focused on independent musicians, authors, filmmakers and entrepreneurs. From the beginning of his career as a founding member of the seminal Boston...

Houston Worldfest about validating excellence!

The 37th Annual WorldFest-Houston International Film & Video Festival The 37th Annual WorldFest-Houston will be held April 16-25, 2004 - it will screen 60 new Indie Feature Films and 100 new Award Winning Short Films and Videos. WorldFest offers Awards, honors and competition for Shorts, Features, Film & Video Production, TV Commercials, TV Productions, Student Films, Music Videos, Experimental, New Media, Print and Radio. More than $25,000 in cash grants, equipment, services, and Kodak Raw Sto...

Slamdance alumni dance again

The Slamdance Film Festival has invited films from Slamdancealumni to both open and close the festival. 1995 Alum Eugene Martin's THEOTHER AMERICA will open the festival on January 17th as a World Premiere and1998 Festival Alum Kevin DiNovis's DEATH AND TEXAS will close the festival.Including opening and closing night films, five feature films (twodocumentaries and three narratives) make up the Special Screening section(films screening out of competition). Bill Plympton's animated HAIR HIGH isam...

The latino selection at Sundance

The Latino selection at Sundance, including work from Hector Babenco (CARANDIRU Premiered in Cannes, Walter Salles's THE MOTORCYCLE DIARIES)Feature FilmsTHE BASQUE BALL: SKIN AGAINST STONEA film by Julio MedemCategory: World DocumentaryHARRY AND MAXA film by Christopher MunchCategory: Dramatic CompetitionA SILENT LOVEA film by Federico HidalgoCategory: World CinemaWHAT SEBASTIAN DREAMTA film by Rodrigo Rey RosaCategory: World CinemaCARANDIRUA film by Hector BabencoCategory: World CinemaLOVE...

Life Goes On and Westender, the winners of Bruxelles

The Annual Program Without Frontiers announces the results of the Festivaldu Cinéma de Bruxelles: Life Goes On , by Mark Cairns, won the Special Prizeto the Best Documentary Film and Westender, by Brock Morse, won the SpecialPrize to the Best Fiction Film.Voices by Elli Ventouras, was awarded in Integral Realization; Sex Marriage& Children by Fred Parker, Screenplay; The Art of the Critic by Dom Shaw,Direction, Ono Niha by Henry Twinch, Edition, The Show by Cruz Angeles, ArtDirection, and Tagga...

Nobody needs to know

At this year’s AFI International Film Festival, the so-called“somebodies” like Charlize Theron, Jon Favreau and Sir Ben Kingsleywalked the red carpet while the "nobodies" flanked them famelessly onboth sides. A good image to keep in mind when talking about filmdirector Azazel Jacobs and his recent feature, Nobody Needs toKnow, which screened at the festival as the only US entry in itsInternational Feature Competition. The low-budget film illustrates howour culture can make ordinary people ...

Filmmakers: pick your Fest! (Houston is calling)

"Why Even Bother with a Film Festival?"First of all, a warning: most of the 300-plus "film festivals" in NorthAmerica are not really film festivals. They are screening events. Theyshow a few films and tapes in a less-than-excellent venue andgenerally do very little for your film. A lot of scams are out there too...One in NYC (we won't mention names here, but they are easy to checkon) attempts to charge the filmmaker anywhere between $300 and$3000 to "participate" in their so-called Independent F...

Cesar 's choice: Elephant DVD screener will self destruct...

The French Academy des César has just launched the nomination process sending out to the voting members some 45 DVD presenting the 2003 panorama of the French production.In the best foreign category Elephant voted Palme d’Or in Cannes was the only film to be offered in a self destructing DVD.The film will only be visible within the 48 hours following the opening of the sealed plastic cover.The ceremony takes place February 21st and will be transmitted live on Canal+ ...

Local Filmmakers Unite

'Local Filmmakers Unite' is a monthly forum for filmmmakers and thosethat love film to meet and view each other's work in a non-competitiveenvironment.This Sunday, December 21 at 8:00 pm (Doors open at 7:15 pm) AS220 Cafe115 Empire Street, Downtown Providence, RIAdmission is free.Films include:'Tatooine or Bust'Directed by Jason Wishnow(Star Wars fans waiting in line for days)'Deep House'Directed by John Long,'Amulet'Directed by David Press'Kids Must Eat'Directed by Amber Lee Kelley'McKoy vs. Ph...

Cannes selection committee revealed

Thierry Frémaux, Artistic Director of the Festival de Cannes, has appointed the members of the selection committee for Cannes 2004 and finalised the list of correspondents working abroad. Two separate committees will watch films in Paris, one committee for foreign films (which account for about 70% of screenings) and another for French films. These committees have an advisory role, all final decisions being made by the Artistic Director. The Selection Committee for French FilmsGilles Lyon-Caen,...

Flemish cinema Highest home Box Office share

FLEMISH CINEMA REACHES UNPRECEDENTED 33% MARKET SHARE Jan Verheyen's Team Spirit II registered just north of 52,000 admissions in its five-day opening weekend, making it the second biggest opening result for a Belgian film this year. Compared to the first installment of the Team Spirit franchise, admissions for the sequel are up 10%. Only Pixar/Disney's Finding Nemo, which swims on three times as many Belgian screens, managed to keep Team Spirit II from the top position in Flanders.With business...

Havana awards to Suite Havana and more fipresci prizes

Havana and Bratislawa critics prizes:At the International Festival of New Latin-American Cinema(Havana, Cuba, December 2-12, 2003) the Prize of the International Critics(FIPRESCI PRIZE) has been awarded to "Suite Havana" (Suite Habana) by Fernando Pérez (Cuba/Spain 2003)"For its courageous vision of Havana's daily life and its artistic and powerful use of images and sounds". The jury has been composed ofCarlos Brandao, Brazil, presidentJan Schulz-Ojala, Germany Jorge Letelier, Chile Boriana Mat...

IFCT Fest : High Tech under the snow

International Festival for Cinema and Technology began its 4-day run in the screening room of New York’s Remote Lounge last Saturday. The Remote Lounge is the futuristic East Village bar that is scattered with 50 some odd mini video cams and microphones. Patrons can sit down at control station tables and edit their own live reality t.v. show by flicking between cameras and even tele-flirt with someone in another part of the bar. On face of it, this would seem to be the perfect venue for a fest...

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2003 Milagro Award Winners

Best of the Fest Since Otar LeftJulie Bertuccelli, France/Belgium, 102 min. Best ShortSimone's Labyrinth Ivan Sainz Pardo-Lange, Germany, 15 min.Best Short Honorable MentionBlackwater ElegyMatthew Porter and Joe O'Brien, USA, 19 min. Best DocumentaryLustron: The House America's Been Waiting ForEd Moore, Bill Kubota and Bill Ferehawk, USA, 58 min. Best Independent Spirit Tie: Break a Leg Monika Mitchell, USA, 97 min. Virgin Deborah Kampmeier, USA, 108 min. Best Creative Spirit Jon E. Edwards...

Big City Dick from R. Peterson shows up in Slamdance.

Welcome to Richard's World, the land of "Big City Dick", Vibe Ball, Singing Elephant Trunks, Ziv Music, and The Feel-Wider Tie. And say Hello to Richard Peterson, the composer of multi-layered, plush-sounding 60's pop with four-part trumpet harmonies; the lyricist who wrote, "In a Country & Western song, the 'Don't Walk' blinks too long."; the bold architect of the ever-changing "Personality Skyline"; the dogged street musician with the photographic memory who insists on "No Canadian Coins"; a m...

Break a Leg best indie from Sante Fe Fest

"Break a Leg" was honored with the Milagro Award at the Santa Fe Film Festival for Best Independent Feature. Break a Leg is directed by Monika Mitchell and is written by Frank and John Cassini.John Cassini plays the lead character and recently won Best Performance at the Marco Island Film Festival, the film also garnered the Audience Award at Cinevegas in June. Break a Leg is a black comedy with an unflinching portrayal of the classic anti-hero who will sink as low as he must to get to the to...

Humbert Balsan chairs EFA following Nick Powell

Following recent vote to designate the new European Film Academy Board the 1600 members have elected Humbert Balsan to replace Nick Powell as EFA chairman. French producer will bring 'Gallic flavour' to Academy's operations, quotes Powell. Beeing french myself I wondered what this could mean besides changing wine and champagne sponsors.I finally decided to translate this as a recognition to creativty in the organistion process: a touch of stunning - chic improvisation, associated to attention t...

Audience's choice for "Indigo" debut in Santa Fe

How good does a movie have to be to be “relevant?” Is it the implied message, or the delivery system, the power of the story itself that makes or breaks it. The obvious answer, of course, is the story. No story, no characters that are interesting and relatable, then no relevance. Or so it goes.It’s a tried and true formula, be it from the biggest of studios to the tiniest of indie films shot on the run, but I witnessed an interesting twist on the premise this past week-end at the Santa Fe ...

Screeners ban lifted: indies win

A federal judge freed movie distributors to send copies of films to awards voters -- a decision seen as a victory for independent film producers as awards season approaches.US District Judge Michael B. Mukasey lifted a rule imposed by the Motion Picture Association of America that blocked studios from sending the copies, or "screeners," to voters.The MPAA had argued that the ban, issued in September, was a means of slowing the explosion of movie piracy. Digital copies of many films turn up on th...


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