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Helen Mirren Joins Why Women Short Film Challenge

Can you make a powerful short film, that stands out from the crowd? Now you have the opportunity to put the conditions of women on the international agenda, in collaboration with THE WHY and actress Dame Helen Mirren. Helen Mirren will be involved in WHY WOMEN? not only as an ambassador for women’s rights, but

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2016 IFFR Interview: Ross Lipman (NOTFILM)

In 1964 author Samuel Beckett set out on one of the strangest ventures in cinematic history:  his embattled collaboration with silent era genius Buster Keaton on the production of a short, titleless avant-garde film.   Beckett was nearing the peak of his fame, which would culminate in his receiving a Nobel Prize five years later.  Keaton, in his

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10 Films To Watch At The 2016 Berlinale

As we are ever expanding, our most recent stop on the International film stage is the 66th Berlinale in the great city of Berlin, Germany.  As usual, we have put together 10 films we consider to be must watch cinema, with 2016’s slate being particularly strong. Drawing from the spectrum of the festival’s offering, our

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Editorial: Chevalier – May The Best One Win

A chevalier is a ring worn on the small finger of medieval lords indicating superiority and honors. Such a ring is the trophy to a game invented by six men stuck on an Athens-returning boat for (at least) 24 hours. The purpose of this game? Who is the best of them all. The men are judged

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Helen Mirren Joins Why Women Short Film Challenge

Can you make a powerful short film, that stands out from the crowd? Now you have the opportunity to put the conditions of women on the international agenda, in collaboration with THE WHY and actress Dame Helen Mirren. Helen Mirren will be involved in WHY WOMEN? not only as an ambassador for women’s rights, but

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Egyptian Superstar Satirist Announces New Documentary & IndieGoGo Campaign

The Daily Show with Jon Stewart’s Senior Producer, Sara Taksler announced an exclusive, independent documentary film based on TV star and satirist, Bassem Youssef, the Egyptian TV host whose show, “Al Bernameg”, attracted 30 million viewers per episode (“The Daily Show”, which Bassem based his show on, has 2 million viewers per episode). Titled TICKLING GIANTS, the film sets to reveal Bassem’s extraordinary life

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10 Things You’re Doing Wrong In Your Screenplay

You have spent tens of hours (and probably hundreds of dollars on ridiculously expensive coffee) over your computer, typing like a maniac, trying to convince yourself this is the time you are going to have your breakthrough: this script will make it to a director’s hands and this time next year you will be walking

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Cinema Eye Announces American Movie As 2016 Legacy Award

Cinema Eye, the nonfiction film organization that organizes and presents the annual Cinema Eye Honors, has announced that the 2016 Legacy Award will be presented to Chris Smith’s beloved 1999 documentary, American Movie, the unforgettable story of a filmmaker pursuing his passion project. Director Chris Smith will accept the award on behalf of the film

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SXSW 2016 Announces Feature Film Lineup

The South by Southwest Film Conference and Festival announced several sections of its features lineup for its 23rd edition, running March 11-19, 2016 in Austin, Texas.  Feature films in the SXSW lineup screen in 12 sections: Narrative Feature Competition, Documentary Feature Competition, Headliners, Narrative Spotlight, Documentary Spotlight, Visions, Midnighters, Episodic, 24 Beats Per Second, SXGlobal, Festival

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Helen Mirren Joins Why Women Short Film Challenge

Can you make a powerful short film, that stands out from the crowd? Now you have the opportunity to put the conditions of women on the international agenda, in collaboration with THE WHY and actress Dame Helen Mirren. Helen Mirren will be involved in WHY WOMEN? not only as an ambassador for women’s rights, but

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“Bikes vs Cars”, Inspiring a New Approach to Urban Planning

BIKES vs CARS, a new documentary film by Fredrik Gertten (BANANAS, Big Boys Gone Bananas) that advocates for bike-friendly cities in the 21st century, will be released in theaters starting Friday, December 4. The film, and a related app, has been inspiring a new approach to urban planning that could lead to better designs, smarter

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HP Power Up Festival: Visual Effects in ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’

Everything about Manhattan’s Milk Studios, from its clean, curving white walls and pillars, to its expansive plate-glass windows that leave the space bathed in light, breathes sleekness and smooth, cutting-edge professionalism. So Kyle McCulloch, standing on a polished wooden stage flanked on either side by two enormous flat-screen TVs, found himself in the perfect place

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