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    Sundance Unveils Fellowship Recipients

    Jake Mahaffy has been selected as the recipient of the inaugural Lynn Auerbach Screenwriting Fellowship from the Sundance Institute, for his script, "Freed In Deed." Mahaffy will receive a $2,500 cash award and the support of Sundance Institute Screenwriter Advisors Howard Rodman and Doug Wright. Th...

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    Spring Loaded: A Harvest of New Films at Vernal Fests

    Spring is here, and with it comes a bountiful array of new films hitting this season's festivals. While San Francisco and Tribeca share a morsel of brand new documentaries and fiction from around the world, Cannes' grand Festival International du Film (beginning May 17) offers a major banquet of new...

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    Tribeca Adds More Films And Events To Fest Lineup

    The Tribeca Film Festival announced that it is adding several new films to its line-up in addition to a new panel discussion that will feature Morgan Freeman during its run April 25-May 7. The world premiere of Brian Kirk's "Middletown" will now screen during the fest. The film, which is set in Ireland's Bible belt, "takes a hard look at how religion brings families together and pulls them apart," a Tribeca description states. Chris Paine's documentary "Who Killed The Electric Car?" has also been added to the lineup and examines why the electric car of the mid-nineties went extinct. Other additions include Mohammad Shirvani's film "President ...

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    "Perhaps Love" Wins Top Honors at Hong Kong Film Awards

    "Perhaps Love," China's first musical in more than three decades, led the winners' list with six honors at the 25th Hong Kong Film Awards, though the best film and director nods went to Johnnie To's "Election." Voters snubbed Tsui Hark's martial arts extravaganza Seven Swords." Despite going into Sa...

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    Village Voice: The Year the Nonprofit Media Movement Dies

    In an article in this week's Village Voice, Anthony Kaufman looks at AIVF and the state of the nonprofit media arts organizations:Today, AIVF's resource library, closed until further notice, is the symbol of a bygone print era, and the organization's threatened extinction comes amid a flurry of prob...

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    T/F Heads West

    James Longley's "Iraq in Fragments" and Zach Niles & Banker White's "The Refugee All Stars", winners of awards at this weekend's Full Frame Documentary Film Festival, are among the features that will screen at the new west coast edition of the True/False Film Festival in Bellingham, WA (90 minutes from Seattle), April 21-23, 2006. Among the more than 25 feature films set to screen at the True/False West Film Festival will include Rick Minnich's "Homemade Hill Billy Jam," which closed T/F in Columbia, MO this year, Andrew Shapter's "Before The Music Dies," Sam Douglas and Paul Lovelace's "Holy Modal Rounders...Born to Lose," and a special True...

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    Focus & LJ Developing "The Julia Project"

    Focus Features announced last night that it is developing the tentatively titled, "The Julia Project," with the Korean indpendent production company LJ Film. The companies will co-produce and co-finance that project, with Focus holding worldwide rights. Described as an epic drama, the film was described last night as "the true story of Julia Mullock, the American woman who married Kyu Lee -- the last crown prince of Korea. The two wed in 1959, and Ms. Mullock found herself in a country undergoing seismic changes, and striving to define her own place in it." A screenwriter has yet to be announced; shooting is expected to begin later this year,...

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    The Top Ten So Far...

    Each Monday, indieWIRE receives the final weekend numbers for specialty releases in theaters. This is our top ten for the past weekend so far, with most numbers already in. The top ten is subject to change before the final chart is published tomorrow and the weekly box office column is written. Thre...

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    SF Chronicle: A Voice for Outsiders Around the World

    When London documentary filmmaker Kim Longinotto was a girl, her parents sent her to a remote Buckinghamshire boarding school, where the arbitrary rules and repressive atmosphere created a lifelong distrust of authority. Then, when she was 17, she ran away, ending up homeless on the streets of Europ...

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    The Guardian: Factory Fresh

    He is the man who gave us 15 minutes of fame and iconic images of soup cans and Marilyn. But what Andy Warhol really wanted was to be a Hollywood director. Anthony Haden-Guest and the survivors of the artist's circle revisit the underground, speed-fuelled days of the Screen Tests. The Guardian" look...

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