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This Week: New York Surf Film Festival

Posted on Tuesday, September 18th, 2012 by

The 2012 New York Surf Film Festival (NYSFF) presented by Barbados is takes place THIS WEEK and has announced this year’s Official Film Selections including 13 Feature Films and 17 Short Films directed by filmmakers and set in locations from all corners of the globe. This premier showcase of thirty (30) international surf films will [...]

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Nakoula of “The Innocence of Muslims” Discovered

Posted on Monday, September 17th, 2012 by

The Associated Press published a story on September 15 in regards to the highly controversial film Innocence of Muslims that has erupted anti-American protest in the Middle East and claimed the lives of American officials.  As this story develops it is becoming evident that the ideals of free speech and the infrastructure of independent filmmaking [...]

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Mike Birbiglia to host 2012 Gotham Awards

Posted on Friday, September 14th, 2012 by

The Independent Filmmaker Project (IFP), the nation’s oldest and largest organization of independent filmmakers announced Wednesday that comedian/writer-director/actor Mike Birbiglia will serve as the host of the IFP’s Gotham Independent Film Awards™ show on Monday, November 26, 2012 in New York City. “We are so thrilled that Mike Birbiglia will be hosting the Gotham Awards [...]

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Tribeca is Open For Submission!

Posted on Thursday, September 13th, 2012 by

The Tribeca Film Festival, presented by founding sponsor American Express, announced that the 12th Annual Tribeca Film Festival will be held April 17 – 28, 2013. Tribeca’s programming team, led by Geoffrey Gilmore, Chief Creative Officer of Tribeca Enterprises, Artistic Director Frédéric Boyer, who joined TFF last year, Director of Programming Genna Terranova, Programmer Cara Cusumano, and Shorts Programmer Sharon [...]

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Sam Bacile & The Libya Crisis

Posted on Wednesday, September 12th, 2012 by

According to the Washington Post, the director of a controversial anti-Islam film has gone into hiding, according to reports, fearing reprisals over a work that has sparked violence in Egypt and has been linked to events in Libya that led to the deaths of four Americans. A man identifying himself as Sam Bacile, a California real [...]

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Festival Genius: MFF Premieres Alex Gibney’s New Film

Posted on Wednesday, September 12th, 2012 by

The Milwaukee Film Festival, presented by the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, announced the complete 2012 line-up, including Opening and Closing night films, Spotlight presentations, the Competition program, and the U.S. premiere of Alex Gibney’s new film, Mea Maxima Culpa: Silence in the House of God. Bookending the Film Festival this year are two acclaimed festival circuit favorites: Canadian [...]

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Final Call for Entry Deadlines: Miami Film Festival

Posted on Tuesday, September 11th, 2012 by

Programmers of the Miami International Film Festival (MIFF), produced and presented by Miami Dade College, are still accepting entries for the 30th edition, March 1 – 10, 2013. As the premiere venue in the U.S. for launching new Ibero-American cinema and an important showcase for international films entering the United States as well as American independent and [...]

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2012 Naperville International Program Announced! [POSTER]

Posted on Friday, September 7th, 2012 by

The Naperville International Film Festival has released its 2012 schedule which features 100 files from all over the world. The scenic locale and eclectic film choices should guarantee for a unique experience both for locals and cinephiles all over!

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John Ford’s “The Quiet Man” @ Crossroads!

Posted on Thursday, September 6th, 2012 by

The Mississippi Museum of Art and the Crossroads Film Society present a FREE outdoor film series in The Art Garden at the Mississippi Museum of Art – this film is a special partnership with 2012 Celtic Fest. Cash bar and concessions will begin at 6 p.m. The movie will begin at dusk. (Rain or shine! The [...]

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Sundance Institute’s Film Forward Begins Soon!

Posted on Thursday, September 6th, 2012 by

Sundance Institute, in collaboration with the Puerto Rico Film Society, announced today that the Film Forward: Advancing Culturual Dialogue initiative will host free film screenings, workshops and artist roundtables in Puerto Rico for the second consecutive year. These programs will take place September 19 through 22 in San Juan and Caguas. Film Forward, a touring [...]

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