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The Women’s Film Festival plans screenings on March 23 and 30

By Florida Weekly Staff | to March 17, 2022 The second annual women’s film festival will close with films for the last two Wednesdays in March. The monumental “Daughters of Dust” by Julie Dash will be screened on March 23. A 1902 crisis in a tight-knit Gullah Geechee …

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Is this the most pirated short film in the world?

Could award-winning Australian-Greek director Kosta Nikas’ narrative short UTOPIA be the most pirated short film in the world? There was a mad rush of netizens to translate and subtitle it into their own language; a phenomenon generally observed for feature films, not for short films! Filmed in 2016 and released …

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The curtain falls on the International Independent Short Film Festival

Filmmaker Laboni Ashrafi, third from right, receives the Tareq Shahriar Award for Best Independent Short Film from dignitaries during the closing ceremony of the 16th International Short and Independent Film Festival 2022 at the Academy’s National Theater Hall Shilpakala from Bangladesh on Friday. — Sourav Lasker A Bangladeshi short film …

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PH cinema’s global victories will be honored at the FDCP’s cinema ambassadors evening

John Arcilla will lead the winners of the 6th Film Ambassadors Night of the Film Development Council of the Philippines (FDCP) to be held on February 27 at the newly renovated Metropolitan Theater (MET). John won the Volpi Cup at the 78th Venice International Film Festival for his fine performance …

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Experience “Precious Leader Woman” on the Banff Center Mountain Film Festival World Tour

“Precious Leader Woman” tells the story of Canadian Olympic snowboarder Spencer O’Brien. The documentary can be viewed as part of the Banff Center Mountain Film Festival World Tour.Leo Hoorn/Kiddo Films After being canceled in 2021 due to weather, the Breckenridge Outdoor Education Center is bringing back the Banff Center Mountain …

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San Francisco Arts and Culture Scene Comes to Life in 2022 | India is blooming

Few cities can boast a similar concentration of world-renowned arts organizations, such a rich array of smaller arts organizations, or such a deep community of creative artists and performers as San Francisco – who contribute all to the unique character of the city. Read on for the latest arts and …

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Turn off the lights! The Big Muddy Film Festival returns to familiar surroundings

CARBONDALE — As the 44th annual Big Muddy Film Festival prepares for another year of showcasing some of the best independent filmmakers, one of Southern Illinois University Carbondale’s signature events will return to a more familiar setting: a theater. After the 2021 edition was limited to a virtual format due …

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Spotlight: Ben Whishaw’s Best Movies and TV Shows

Ben Whishaw is no stranger to our TV screens, and the award-winning actor is no stranger to rave reviews either. His latest role, playing obstetrics doctor Adam Kay in Kay’s memoir of life on an NHS ward – This Is Going to Hurt – saw him praised for his complex …

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Melbourne International Film Festival Presents $140,000 Best Picture Award

Move over to Cannes and co: With the announcement that MIFF will now offer one of the world’s richest cash prizes for a feature film, Melbourne is clamoring for a place at the high table at film festivals around the world. “We want Melbourne to be seen and talked about …

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Best things to do in Dallas from February 9 to February 16 | Dallas Observer

Wednesday February 9 Black History Month at the Henry B. Tippie National Aviation Education Center Did you know there is a Henry B. Tippie National Aviation Education Center (5657 Mariner Drive) located at Dallas Executive Airport? It offers a huge collection of WWII nose art, educational exhibits, and artifact collections. …

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Ranking Every Taika Waititi Movie, Hollywood’s Sexiest Female Director Today

Taika Waititi is a name that has had a lot of success in the industry in recent years. Due to massive hits like the MCU blockbuster Thor: Ragnarok and Oscar winner JoJo Rabbit, he has become a force to be reckoned with in mainstream Hollywood. However, before all that hype, …

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Adam Kersh and Chris Evans launch Fusion Management

Chris Evans and Adam Kersh have launched Fusion Management, an artist-focused management company that will focus on actors, filmmakers and creators. Their initial management roster includes a number of notable clients with a particular focus on freelance multi-hyphenates and authors. The list includes Sean Baker, who won accolades for “Red …

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Past laurels – The island

By Punya Heendeniya The time was in the mid-sixties. The period of transition from ocean travel to air travel. No cell phones and the kids read storybooks and play board games with the adults and sit down to dinner together. No phone lines to rural areas. The electricity has just …

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Leon Dai-Starring “Tomorrow is Long” is filming in Taiwan

Production is underway in Taiwan for the multinational arthouse film “Tomorrow is long” whose stars are acclaimed Leon Dai. The confinement and claustrophobia of city life have long been recurring themes in Asian cinema, from Wong Kar-wai and Fruit Chan in Hong Kong to Ho Wi Ding in Taiwan. Another …

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Flickerfest’s rainbow shorts program is back

Rainbow shorts. Image: flickerfest.com.au Flickerfest, the annual competitive international short film festival, is back for its 31st year, at Bondi Beach in Sydney. “Come watch a bunch of movies about us, together” For the fifth year in a row, the festival will feature a selection of LGBTQI short films – …

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Bill to grant incentives to winning artists tabled

Paolo Romero – The Filipino Star December 27, 2021 | 00h00 MANILA, Philippines – A bill to provide incentives to award-winning filmmakers, writers, artists and performers at international film festivals and other prestigious competitions has been introduced in the Senate. Senator Sonny Angara introduced Senate Bill 2467 or the “Artist …

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Bucks County Playhouse Launches South Asian Art Initiative

NEW HOPE, PA – Producers at Bucks County Playhouse on Tuesday announced a new multidisciplinary program called the South Asian Artistic Initiative, designed to showcase the impact of South Asian heritage arts and artists. Local producers Alexander Fraser, Robyn Goodman and Josh Fiedler are teaming up with producer, director and …

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Why a former filmmaker turned SMU rower shares her fight

It all started with a flyer in Lauren Hadaway’s mailbox during her freshman year at SMU: “Join Novice Rowing. No experience required. “ Hadaway’s love-hate relationship with sport sparked four years of mental and physical angst – much of it self-inflicted – and peaked more than a decade later in …

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ViacomCBS Directors Initiative Defines Five For Its Class 2021-22 – Deadline

This is scene 1, Take 1 for class 2021-22 from the initiative of the directors of ViacomCBS. This year’s group, which is guaranteed to lead a television episode on CBS, includes Julie Herlocker, Joy T. Lane Steven J. Kung, Pat Santana and Bao Tran. The initiative provides a platform for …

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iview: Favorites of the AFTRS Festival | TV tonight

AFTRS Festival Favorites, a new award-winning short film program by students of the Australian Film Television and Radio School, will launch today on ABC iview. Each of the eight shorts has been screened at film festivals around the world – from the Wairoa Māori Film Festival in New Zealand to …

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Singapore Media Festival opens local content to global possibilities

Even through tumultuous times marked by interrupted filming schedules and travel restrictions, the tenacity and drive to create authentic stories continues to propel Asian media far beyond all barriers. Now, after not meeting in person for a year – in some cases two years – press conferences and festivals are …

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Cinedigm acquires North American rights to romantic comedy ‘7 Days’

The film, by the Duplass brothers, debuted at the Tribeca Film Festival earlier this year LOS ANGELES, CA / ACCESSWIRE / November 17, 2021 / Cinedigm today announced that the Company has acquired all North American rights to the romantic comedy 7 days, which premiered at the 2021 Tribeca Film …

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‘Station to Station’ to premiere at Las Vegas International Film and Screenwriting Festival

David Eggers II in ‘Gare à Gare.’ Photo credit: Bryant Zamberlan Group The Las Vegas International Film and Screenwriting Festival (LVIFSF) has announced the world premiere of ‘Station to Station’ – the highly anticipated psychological drama from writer-director Benjamin Bryant – will take place on the festival’s opening night, Tuesday, …

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Fall Season 2021 Winners – Film Daily

According to a press release, the online seasonal festival brings together emerging and established names in the film industry to compete in various categories and be promoted and screened online. Season winners and official selections may apply to promote and screen films on the Montreal Independent Film Channel throughout the …

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Camden International Film Festival announces prices, dates for 2022 – Knox County VillageSoup

CAMDEN – The Camden International Film Festival (CIFF) closed its 17th year late last month after a 10-day virtual festival and a four-day in-person festival. This year’s festival was the industry’s largest documentary-focused gathering since the onset of the global pandemic with more than 200 filmmakers, scholars and industry professionals …

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Sierra / Affinity Appoints Kristen Figeroid Chief Executive Officer and Executive Vice President – Deadline

Former Sierra / Affinity Director Kristen Figeroid joins the company as Managing Director and Executive Vice President. In his new role, Figeroid will lead the day-to-day operations of the eOne branch and oversee all sales and partner service activities. Figeroid previously served as Sierra / Affinity’s executive vice president of …

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Eva Lanska’s award-winning film “Little French Fish” premiered on ShortsTV in Europe on Amazon Prime and other platforms on September 19th.

(September 22, 2021, JNS wire) London director Eva Lanska’s award-winning short Small french fish held its European premiere on the major shorts entertainment network ShortsTV on September 19, 2021. The film premiered on ShortsTV in North America on September 9, 2021 on DirecTV, AT&T U-Verse, Google Fiber, Frontier Communications and …

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“His socialist smile”: Docs Ireland Review | Comments

Director: John Gianvito. WE. 2020. 93 minutes The latest photo from documentary filmmaker and video essayist John Gianvito is further reflection on the themes that have occupied much of his career: protest, social injustice, radicalism. The subject of this sparse and stripped-down film is 19th-century activist, activist, speaker, and author …

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Nora Al Sharif’s “Ismail” paints a picture of Palestine you might not have seen

Ismail movie poster Istikana Nora Alsharif’s film “Ismail” has just been released on Istikana AMMAN, JORDAN, July 12, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ – Istikana, the leading subscription video-on-demand service focused on Arab indie films, documentaries, shorts and classics, has released award-winning documentary Ismail إسماعيل by Palestinian director Nora Alsharif Nora Alsharif’s film …

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Marina Bay Sands Launches New Virtual Reality Gallery

Singapore’s integrated resort Marina Bay Sands announced on Saturday the opening of a new permanent virtual reality gallery at the ArtScience Museum. Celebrating the 10th anniversary of the museum, opened in February 2011, the VR gallery will be equipped with state-of-the-art virtual reality headsets and controllers, encouraging visitors to explore …

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