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    Worldwide Short Film Fest Unveils 12th Annual Line up

    The Canadian Film Centre's Worldwide Short Film Festival announced its 12th annual event line up, with 29 programmes slated for this year's program taken from over 3,000 submissions. This year's event includes 250 shorts from 30 countries with 135 premieres and 19 world premieres. Opening the festival this year on June 13 in Toronto will be a program of award-winning shorts from around the world. Continuing through June 18, festival spotlights will include Canadian and international competitions, a spotlight on Germany as well as focuses on sci-fi, celbrity shorts, "Midnight Mania," animation and "Film School Mania." Top WSFF winners are elig...

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    NY Times: At Human Rights Film Festival, Horror and Occasional Hope

    Amid the somber procession of injustices paraded by the annual Human Rights Watch International Film Festival, rays of light inevitably filter through. Human resilience, determination and hope in the face of hardship and oppression can never be underestimated. When you run across such radiance in a ...

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    American Cinematheque to Honor Clooney

    The 21st American Cinematheque Award will be presented to Academy Award winner George Clooney at the Cinematheque's annual benefit gala, American Cinematheque board chairman Rick Nicita announced Wednesday. The presentation takes place Friday, October 13th at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hill...

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    Frameline Turns 30 with "Puccini" and "Queens" and a Little XXX

    The look is Little Red Book, and the contents of the bright red catalogue with an "XXX" on the cover for the 30th edition of Frameline's San Francisco International LGBT Film Festival are meant to evoke the cultural revolution this particular festival helped to build beginning in 1976. At age 30, ho...

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    Seattle Times: Native-youth films in SIFF spotlight

    It's called "fly filmmaking" - or making films on the fly. Put another way, it's what happens when you bring 35 youths together, give them cameras and a script and ask them to produce a short film in less than two days. Starting Thursday night, the young actors and filmmakers, ages 13 to 18, will co...

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    H'wood Reporter: House debating media indecency bill

    The U.S. House of Representatives began debate Tuesday on the Senate-passed version of legislation that would increase the fines broadcasters pay for airing indecent speech, with a vote expected on the legislation Wednesday. House approval of the legislation, which is expected, would send it to Pres...

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    AP: Cuban-American filmmaker risks punishment

    Cuban-American filmmaker Luis Moro expressed his disdain for the long-standing U.S. trade and travel restrictions against Cuba in a very public way: he made a movie there. Moro's "Love and Suicide" screened recently in New Jersey after having been shown last year in Los Angeles, Miami Beach and the ...

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    indieWIRE Presents: "Strangers With Candy" Actress Amy Sedaris and Director Paul Dinello

    indieWIRE continues its monthly series with Apple Store - SoHo that presents indie film professionals discussing various aspects of the filmmaking process. On Thursday, June 8th, (7:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m) Actress Amy Sedaris and Director Paul Dinello will discuss their feature film, "Strangers With Candy," a prequel to the critically acclaimed Comedy Central television series. The film is the tale of Jerri Blank, a forty-seven year old ex-con, junky whore who decides to return home after thirty-two years as a runaway. Sedaris and Dinello will discuss the development of the film, adapting the small screen to the big screen, and their creative pro...

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    "Truth" Conveniently Heats Up Specialty Box office Again

    In leading the indieWire Box-Office Tracking report (iWBOT) of independent/specialty films for a second straight week, Paramount Classics' "An Inconvenient Truth" posted a bevy of impressive numbers. In expanding from four to 77 theaters - from two each in New York and L.A. into the Top Ten markets ...

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    Eighth Annual CineVegas Fest To Spotlight Sex, Adultery and Drugs

    The CineVegas Film Festival has announced it will open its eighth edition with Paul Dinello's comedy, "Strangers With Candy," about an ex-con and junkie (played by Amy Sedaris) who returns to her hometown to try to start her life over. The film also stars Stephen Colbert and Philip Seymour Hoffman. ...

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