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NEWS FROM FESTIVALS
* Kim Ki-Duk project selected for next Cinemart (Rotterdam)
* HBF funds half a million for non-western projects
* Rotterdam focus on Rome - Italy
* Screeners ban lifted: indies win
* Line up for Sundance peaks?
* Slamdance lines up of 19 (first) features
* Slamdance's motto is "By Filmmakers, For Filmmakers".
MESSAGE FROM OUR PARTNERS
"BRANSON FILM FESTIVAL: March 8-12, 2004 invites features, documentaries,
foreigns, shorts, animations and students for presentation and awards in the
live entertainment capital of Mid-America. Call for entries deadline: January 10.
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IMAGINA FESTIVAL: February 2 - 5, 2004
Imagina, the 3D world showcase of MONTE CARLO, invites filmmakers.
Calling Feature Films Clips, Short Films, Commercials,
Music Videos, Video Games, Series, Credit and Logo Sequences
to be part of the IMAGINA AWARDS. Free registration at:
NEWPORT BEACH FILM FESTIVAL calling
Do not miss The Newport Beach Film Festival call for entries from films
from around the world including features, shorts, documentaries, and
Animation. The Festival runs from April 15rd through April 25th , 2004.
Calling for entries now:
ANNUAL PROGRAM WITHOUT FRONTIERS
Calls SHORT FILMS producers worldwide to participate with their works.
Also see the news on the Festival for Documentaries and Fiction Features.
Information about September deadlines:
* Break a Leg best indie from Sante Fe Fest
* Good Bye Lenin wins 4 at EFA
* Shorts with effect at AEAF Short Film Festival.
FRENCH NEWS ON THE FRENCH WEBSITE
* Concours au féminin à Créteil
* Adjani au prochain festival de Montreal
* Les rendez vous de Montreal présenteront l'oeil du chat
* Le Festival tous courts s 'achève à Aix
* Pierre Lampron au service du cinéma Quebecquois
* Hommage des acteurs remis à l'ADAMI
* Pierre Salvadori donne sa leçon à Paris tout court. http://www.filmfestivals.com/fr/index.shtml
Festivals calling for your films...
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FILM FROM FEST FOCUS
* LOTR trilogy extended edition screening with cast in NY
* Big City Dick from R. Peterson shows up in Slamdance.
* Audience's choice for "Indigo" debut in Santa Fe
* Screeners ban lifted: indies win
* 25 years of German cinema at MOMA
* Figgis Cold Creek River
* Adjani host of next Montreal fest
* Ben Kingsley in House of Sand and Fog at Licoln center
* Humbert Balsan chairs EFA following Nick Powell
* Ingmar Bergman's Saraband premieres on Swedish TV
* Christopher Doyle will be honored at next Bangkok
* Corneau honored at french fest in the UK.
D-Figgis: The Futures Bright, The Futures Figgis
Despite the imminent release of Cold Creek Manor, Mike Figgis spent
last week promoting artistic autonomy and experimentation.
Returning to the very cinema in Newcastle where he was first infected
with the film bug, Figgis performed an enthralling remix of his real-time,
split-screen LA story Timecode. The performance was the final act of the citys
pioneering Audio Visual Festival which included the European premiere of
Cold Creek Manor.
CALL FOR ENTRIES
Filmmakers don't miss these ones!
1) Call for Entries deadline JANUARY 1,2004 for Garden State Film Festival
held March 25-28, 2004. Director DIANE RAVER to be honored by New Jersey MOVIE
MAKERS NETWORK. Enter your film, video,animated works etc.
2} Artivist Film Festival-1st festival dedicated to addressing social,
global, political, animal rights & environmental issues through
Visual Arts & Music to strengthen voice of international activist Filmmakers
& Artists & raise public awareness & funds for global social causes.
CALL FOR ENTRIES deadline January 15, 2004.Submit at
3)Entry deadline January 15, 2004 for Cinema Epicuria,7th Sonoma Valley Film
Festival for independent films, held April 14, 2004.Juries of industry
luminaries present array of awards,special Audience & Programmers Prizes.
4)Mark your calendars for January 23-February 1st. Sarasota Film Festival.
Audiences were incredible - smart, fun & film-literate." -Bradford Simpson-
5)WORLDFEST HOUSTON dedicated to Independent Film calling for entries now.
screening format for the upcoming 5, 2004 unspooling.
WorldFest will screen next April 16-2 50 to 60 feature film premieres and
short and documentary films. Do not miss the EARLY BIRD discount.
6)3rd BEVERLY HILLS Film Festival May 6th-9th, 2004
The festival is now acepting entries
Call for Entries Deadline : February 1st, 2004
7) Special rate to see your wide Banner blinking on Filmfestivals.com HOME
PAGE hitched up to your online Call for Entries on our Bulletin Board.COMPOUND
film entries. Asked "Did you see your Banner run on Filmfestivals.com"?, York
Fest replies :" I certainly have! Our site traffic *doubled* yesterday - and
the banner wasn't even up for the full day! Email :
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WELLSPRING IN CANNES
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DEATH OF A DYNASTY
An ultra-comical spoof of the Hip-Hop record industry executed brilliantly by hip hop superstars themselves: Jay-Z and Damon Dash, impresarios of Roc-a-Fella Records.
Celebrity cameos in the film include: Jay-Z, Flavor Flav, Damon Dash, Jam Master Jay, Ed Lover, Dr. Dre, RUN-D.M.C, Chloe Sevigny, Jamie-Lynn Sigler, Loraine Bracco, Carson Daly, Walt Frazier, Peter Sarsgaard, Rashida Jones, Master P, Duncan Sheik, Noreaga, Marc Ronson, Samantha Ronson, Ann Jones and Denise Rich, among many others.
Screenings: May 18th 8:00 STAR 4
May 19th 6:00 STAR 4
PRINCE OF HIP-HOP - In production
The First Ever Animated Documentary - 90 min
Newly developed computer software transforms video images into animation in this documentary about "the Green-eye Genie", self-professed creator of hip-hop.
Inspired by the life and death of his girlfriend's schizophrenic brother, writer/director Tim McCann's second feature film is an unflinching and riveting depiction of a young man's descent into a schizophrenic madness.
Starring Michael Risley, Adrienne Shelly, Spalding Gray, Callie Thorne, Michael Rodrick, Anthony Arkin, and Sakina Jaffrey
BIG BAD LOVE
Arliss Howard (Full Metal Jacket) and Debra Winger (Terms of Endearment) light the screen with tempestuous chemistry in this poignant and funny film based on the acclaimed short-story collection by celebrated Mississippi writer Larry Brown.
Mary is an Iranian-American teenager living in the New Jersey suburbs, whose world is turned upside down when her fundamentalist Muslim cousin comes to live with her family at the same time Americans are taken hostage in Iran.
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Anouk Aimée to receive Golden Bear for Lifetime Achievement on Feb. 13 at the
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She will be honored with gala screenings of LOLA
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BIG BAD LOVE
Feature Film, Drama, 110 minutes
Starring: Debra Winger, Arliss Howard, Angie Dickinson, Rosanna Arquette and Paul Le Matt
Directed by Arliss Howard
Arliss Howard (Full Metal Jacket) and three-time Oscar® nominee Debra Winger (Terms of Endearment) light the screen with tempestuous chemistry in this poignant and funny film based on the acclaimed short-story collection by celebrated Mississippi writer Larry Brown. BIG BAD LOVE is the staggering tale of one man's relentless pursuit of imperfection.
"blazingly alive, admirable [and] marvelously cinematic" - The Hollywood Reporter
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Feature Documentary, 60 and 90 minute versions available
Official Selection: Edingurgh Film Festival, Rotterdam Film Festival, Locarno Film Festival, Havana Film Festival
Hamptons Film Festival
This documentary about the culture of intense cinephilia in New York City reveals the impassioned world of five obsessed movie buffs. The filmmakers expose this delightfully deranged cult by capturing the daily lives of its members. These human encyclopedias of cinema see two to five films a day, and from 600 to 2,000 films per year. In Cinemania, Hollywood's biggest fans become the true stars. This is the story of their lives, their memories, their unbending habits and the films they love.
"A PERFECT CROWD PLEASER" - Screen Daily
Feature Film, Drama, 90 minutes
Starring: Anouk Aimée and Marc Michel
Directed by Jacques Demy
Gala Screenings at the Berlin Film Festival:
Thursday, 13. February, 2003 10:00pm Berlinale-Palast
Sunday, 16. February, 2003 5:30pm CinemaxX 9
Demy was a director of sophistication, visual musicality and enormous heart. LOLA is a modern fairy tale Love conquers all. The film is shot like a 90-minute waltz, Aimée seeming to walk on air and the rest of the cast existing in some elegant state of grace. - John Anderson, Newsday
BAY OF ANGELS
Feature Film, Drama, 79 minutes
Starring: Jeanne Moreau and Claude Manne
Directed by Jacques Demy
Voluptuous, sun-drenched jumps out of the pack! - Dave Kehr, The New York Times
Gorgeous! A RIVETING gambling classic! Sharp work by Jeanne Moreau. Time Out New York
Jeanne Moreau forcefully demonstrates the verve, style and flamboyant femaleness that make her the envy of European sex symbols! Time Magazine (1964)
THE NEW YORK TIMES ON LOLA AND BAY OF ANGELS
Restored at last! Magical Charming, graceful, and beautiful. Demys style is lighter than air. LOLA and BAY OF ANGELS are by far the most highly wrought and arguably the most technically accomplished of the early New Wave films. Its wonderful, in this grim time, to know that LOLA and BAY OF ANGELS are back to stay, and miraculous that they look so bright and clear and young. - Terrence Rafferty, The New York Times
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