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    Why Are Iraq War Docs Flopping?

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    All Roads Announces Prize Winners

    Neten Chokling Rinpoche's "Milarepa," a feature film about the early life of a great Tibetan mystic, won the audience award at National Geographic's All Roads Film Festival, which recently concluded in Washington, D.C. The film debuted at the Los Angeles installment of the fest and also screened at the D.C. event. Yolanda Cruz's Mexican short film "Suenos Binacionales" won the audience prize for best short. The All Roads Film Fest is part of the All Roads Film Project, the National Geographic initiative offering a showcase for indigenous and under-represented minority-culture storytellers worldwide. For more information, please visit their we...

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    Maya Gets First Film, Carla Garapedian's "Screamers"

    Maya Releasing, Moctesuma Esparza's new distribution company, has announced its first acquisition. The company has nabbed Carla Garapedian's modern-day genocide documentary "Screamers," featuring music from System of a Down. The film will have its world premiere at the upcoming AFI Fest in Los Angeles next month. A December opening in Los Angeles is on tap for the film, followed by a national launch in January. In other company news, co-chairman Esparza named Jeff Valdez, the former CEO and Chairman of Si TV, as his co-chairman at Maya Entertainemnt. Michael Harpster and Kevin Benson are on board as Maya Releasing's COO and President, respect...

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    ImaginAsian Gets "Journey From The Fall"

    Earlier this week, ImaginAsian Entertainment, Inc. announced its acquisition of all North American distribution rights to Ham Tran's "Journey from the Fall," which will open the San Diego Asian Film Festival on Thursday. The Vietnamese American film will be released in theaters next Spring, followed yb a DVD and VOD release to follow. The Sundance Film Festival selection won the best cinematography prize at the Milan International Film Festival, the audience award at the San Francisco International Asian American Film Festival, and the best actor award for Long Nguyen as well as a special jury award for Ham Tran at the Newport Beach Film Fest...

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    Academy Names 8 Film Short List or Short Doc Category

    The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS) has unveiled the short list of the 8 films competing for nominations in the Documentary Short Subject at the upcoming Academy Awards. Three to five of the following will be nominated for an Oscar in the short doc category: "The Blood of Yingzho...

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    A Subway Angel

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    Thomas to Receive EFA Prize

    Producer Jeremy Thomas will be honored at the European Film Awards, on December 2nd. He will be presented the European Achievement in World Cinema 2006 - Prix Screen International, honoring "the outstanding contribution by a European film professional to the world of cinema." Among Thomas' productio...

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    Pusan Readies 11th Annual Festival in South Korea; PIFF Opens 2006 Event With "Trace of Love"

    The 11th edition of the Pusan International Film Festival (PIFF) kicks off Thursday in South Korea, offering some 245 films from 63 countries, in ten festival sections. Kicking off the increasingly important Asian film event is Kim Daeseung's "Trace of Love," a very popular film that organizers said...

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