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iW NEWS | Malibu Announces "The Best of the Best"

By Indiewire | Indiewire September 26, 2007 at 10:40AM

The 2nd annual Malibu Celebration of Film has announced its 2007 lineup for "The Best of the Best" showcase running September 28-30, 2007 in Malibu, CA. Executive Director Kim Jackson and Artistic Director Nancy Collet selected the "Best of the Best" of award-winning films from US and International festivals including AFI, Sundance, Toronto and many others. 13 films from 7 countries are scheduled to screen and have collectively won 35 film festival awards in several major categories. The event will also feature a high school and undergraduate short film competition co-chaired by Ed Harris and Amy Madigan, which will kick off the festival. The films screening include James Strouse's "Grace is Gone," starring John Cusack, Michael Schroeder's "Man in the Chair," Alejandro Gomez Monteverde's "Bella," which won the Audience Award in Toronto in 2006, Stephane Gauger's "Owl and the Sparrow," and Canadian documentary "Sharkwater," which will close the showcase. [Peter Knegt]
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The 2nd annual Malibu Celebration of Film has announced its 2007 lineup for "The Best of the Best" showcase running September 28-30, 2007 in Malibu, CA. Executive Director Kim Jackson and Artistic Director Nancy Collet selected the "Best of the Best" of award-winning films from US and International festivals including AFI, Sundance, Toronto and many others. 13 films from 7 countries are scheduled to screen and have collectively won 35 film festival awards in several major categories. The event will also feature a high school and undergraduate short film competition co-chaired by Ed Harris and Amy Madigan, which will kick off the festival. The films screening include James Strouse's "Grace is Gone," starring John Cusack, Michael Schroeder's "Man in the Chair," Alejandro Gomez Monteverde's "Bella," which won the Audience Award in Toronto in 2006, Stephane Gauger's "Owl and the Sparrow," and Canadian documentary "Sharkwater," which will close the showcase. [Peter Knegt]





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