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    "The Queen" Stays at Top of the BOT, "Little Children" and "Shortbus" Come Out Strong

    With a cornucopia of highly praised new independent/specialty films in theaters last weekend, moviegoers responded with overwhelming support for Miramax Film's small expansion of Stephen Frears' "The Queen," which ruled supreme on this week's indieWIRE Box Office Tracking Report (iWBOT) with a power...

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    EFA's Announce European Discovery Nominees

    Four films have been nominated for the European Discovery prize at the 2006 European Film Awards. Nominees this year are Gela Babluani's "13 Tzameti" from France/Georgia, Slawomir Fabicki's "Z Odysku" (Retrieval) from Poland, Matthias Luthgardt's "Pingpong" from Germany, and Agnes Kocsis' "Friss Lev...

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    2nd Independent Lens Online Shorts Festival seeks submissions

    ITVS and PBS is again hosting their second annual Independent Lens Online Shorts Festivalin which independent filmmakers are invited to submit short-form films, 10minutes or less in length and in all genres. All submitted shorts to the festival will be screened and reviewed by a jury of notavle independent filmmakers, interactive producers and industry executives. The grand prize-winning short film will be awarded $2,500 and a national television premiere on the Emmy Award-winning PBS series Independent Lens. Ten additional winners will be showcased on the Independent Lens Web site at PBS.org. Winners will be announced in Fall 2007. For more ...

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    Bahamas Film Fest to Fete Nicolas Cage at December Event

    Oscar winner, and Bahamian resident, actor Nicolas Cage will receive the career achievement award at the third annual Bahamas International Film Festival, taking place December 7 - 10, the festival's founder and executive director Leslie Vanderpool announced Monday. The "BIFF Chopard Award" will be ...

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    DISPATCH FROM THE NYFF: Trying to Make Sense of "Inland Empire" and a Closer Look at "The Host"

    The New York Film Festival crossed the halfway mark over the weekend, with Pedro Almodovar's "Volver" in the centerpiece spotlight. The Spanish auteur soaked in the accolades alongside his Cannes award-winning leading ladies Penelope Cruz, Carmen Maura, Lola Duenas, and Yohana Cobo while at a late n...

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    Loony Bin: Terry Gilliam's "Tideland"

    It's amazing the mental leaps one will make in attempts to compensate for a trusted filmmaker's deficiencies. Delusions of mad, misunderstood genius fall away quickly in Terry Gilliam's "Tideland." Not to put too fine a point on it, but what Terry Gilliam's latest creation elicits from its first mom...

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    iW Video: David Lynch & Laura Dern at the New York Film Fest

    In the latest indieWIRE Video clip, from Friday's New York Film Festival press conference, David Lynch and Laura Dern (joined by Justin Theroux) talk about their new film, "Inland Empire" (via YouTube). Topics include working in digital video, how the project began and an apparent dispute with those...

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    MUST SEE (online) TV: NYFF44 Via Jamie Stuart

    One of the best ways to experience aspects of the New York Film Festival in recent years has been online, via Jamie Stuart's terrific video coverage of the festival:Episode 1 (Field, Winslet, Wilson, Emmerich, Perotta)Episode 2 (Mirren, Cromwell, Frears, Sangsoo, Del PoggioEpisode 3 (Beatty, Almodov...

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    Seven French Directors on Tap for 4th "On Set with French Cinema"

    "On Set with French Cinema" returns for its fourth edition October through January, 2007 featuring seven prominent French directors in partnership with ten university film departments in New York, Boston, San Francisco, and Los Angeles. Sponsored by Unifrance and the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the program brings together France's "leading directors" with aspiring American filmmakers. Through a series of lectures and screenings of films that have had little exposure to American audiences, directors are able to share their experiences with graduate-level film students in an "intimate setting." Each participating director will visit thr...

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    -- indieWIRE Holiday on Monday, October 9th --

    This Monday, October 9th is the Columbus Day holiday in the United States (or Indigenous Peoples Day as it is known in Berkeley, CA). The indieWIRE team in NYC will be enjoying a holiday and we will not publish a daily email edition on Monday, but the indieWIRE.com website will be updated occasional...

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