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    iW BOT | "Frontrunners" Leads Openers, Madonna Battles Exes

    Caroline Suh's "Frontrunners" led all limited release newcomers this weekend, grossing $6,888 from its sole run. The Oscilloscope Pictures release topped its nearest freshman competitors, Barry Levinson's "What Just Happened?," which averaged $5,347 from 36 runs, and Madonna's "Filth and Wisdom," w...

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    iW NEWS | MEIFF Announces Black Pearl Awards

    The Black Pearl Awards ceremony, as part of the second annual Middle East International Film Festival (MEIFF), were presented last night at the Emirates Palace in Abu Dhabi. US$1 million worth of prizes were the culmination of the ten day fest, where 76 feature films and 34 short films screened and competed. Steve Jacobs' "Disgrace" won the Black Pearl for Best Narrative Film, Gonzalo Arijon's "Stranded" won for Best Documentary, Elisabeth Chai Vasarhelyi's "Youssou N'Dour: I Bring What I Love" won a special jury prize, Ilham Shaheen and Luca Zingaretti won best actress and actor for " Fawzia: A Special Blend" and "Wild Blood," respectively,...

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    Quantum of Solace: Smart Bond

    I confess that I had a great time at Quantum of Solace last night. Sure it's glitzy and glam and jammed with heart-stopping violent action. But it's also arty and elegant and beautiful. One of the main sequences is a lyrical homage to Alfred Hitchcock's The Man Who Knew Too Much, set during a perfor...

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    Gotham Award Noms Announced

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    iW NEWS | "Abu Raed," "Devil" Win At Heartland Fest

    The Heartland Film Festival concluded with the 17th annual Crystal Heart Awards Gala in Indianapolis. Awards and $200,000 in cash prizes were presented to 17 films. Among them, "Captain Abu Raed" by Amin Matalqa won the $100,000 Grand Prize Award Winner for Best Dramatic Feature, "Pray the Devil Back to Hell" by Abigail Disney and Gini Reticker won the $25,000 Award for Best Documentary Feature, and "Victoria" by Charles Sommer won the $10,000 Vision Award for Best Short Film. Heartland also recognized the 15 films selected from November 2007 to date as recipients of the Truly Moving Picture Award, including: "The Boy in the Striped Pajamas,"...

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    iW NEWS | Snag Makes Paley Partnership

    The Paley Center for Media (formerly known as Museum of Television & Radio) is deepening its relationship with SnagFilms. The union will give Snag a presence at the organization's DocFest and Paley's other events and initiatives and will also include outreach to the film community. Both sides emphasized that it would bolster the doc community by providing more outlets and opportunies for films and filmmakers. "As our organization continues to expand our role as a 'media connector', we are pleased to be able to help filmmakers better understand and become familiar with options for reaching ever larger audiences," said Paley president and CEO P...

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    AWARDS WATCH '08 | "Ballast" Leads Gotham Awards With Four Nominations

    Lance Hammer's "Ballast" led the 18th Annual Gotham Independent Film Award nominations, which were announced this morning by IFP. "Ballast" garnered four nods, including Best Feature, Best Ensemble Performance, Best Breakthrough Director, and Best Breakthrough Actor. The other films feted for Best ...

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    iW NEWS | "Tomorrow" Leads imagineNATIVE Winners

    The imagineNATIVE Film + Media Arts Festival came to a close in Toronto last night, handing out their annual awards. Marie Helene-Cousineau and Madelaine Piujuq Ivalu's "Before Tomorrow" won the award for dramatic feature, the Alanis Obomsawin Best Documentary Award went to "March Point," a collaboration by Cody Cayou, Nick Clark, Tracy Rector, Annie Silverstein and Travis Tom, and the Best Canadian Short Drama was Adam Garnet Jones' "A Small Thing." "The ninth year was an incredible success," says imagineNATIVE's Festival Director Rebeka Tabobondung in a statement. "We couldn't have imagined a better lead-up to the festival's tenth annivers...

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