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    Student Academy Award Winners Announced

    U.S. winners of the 39th annual Student Academy Awards are in: ten students from nine schools have been chosen in Alternative, Animation, Documentaries and Narrative categories.

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    Whistler Film Festival Announces Call for Submissions

    Canadian and International filmmakers are invited to submit films of all lengths and genres by the following deadlines: May 31 for early film submissions (discount on application); June 29 for short films; and July 6 for feature films.

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    2012 Student Academy Awards Selects Foreign Winners

    The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has selected three international student film winners, from 51 entries representing 29 countries for the 39th Annual Student Academy Awards competition. The student filmmakers will be brought to Los Angeles to join U.S.-based Student Academy Award reci...

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    Scorsese Honored with Moth Storytelling Award

    On Tuesday May 8 at the Bowery's Capitale in New York, Martin Scorsese ("Hugo") accepted the Moth Ball's 2012 Storytelling Award. That's because the folks at Moth consider him to be, said artistic director Catherine Burns, "a master storyteller," who is known as "a great raconteur by those lucky eno...

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    Focus Features' Africa First Celebrates its Fifth Year; Accepting Entries for 2012 Prize

    Focus Features' Africa First Celebrates its Fifth Year; Accepting Entries for 2012 Prize

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    Awards Watch: Directors Guild Changes Policy on Awards Screeners

    In a significant sign of the times, after long insisting that their 14,000 members only view contenders for Directors Guild of America awards on the big screen, the national board of the DGA is now allowing distributors to send award screeners to their membership.

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    IDA's DocuWeeks Program is Safe From New Academy Rules

    The IDA’s annual summer DocuWeeks program, which for 15 years has pursued its mission to help documentaries qualify for Oscar consideration, was in danger of being victimized by the Academy’s new rules. The IDA now says that it has resolved the issue and will be unhampered in its ability...

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    Watch the Trailers for the U.S. Finalists for 2012 Student Academy Awards

    The Academy selected 35 students from 20 colleges and universities in the U.S. as the finalists for the 39th Annual Student Academy Awards. The awardees are in the running to receive Gold, Silver, Bronze Medal awards as well as accompanying cash grants of $5,000, $3,000, and $2,000 respectively. T...

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    LatinoBuzz: Latin American Films Take Center Stage at the Box Office, Sometimes

    It’s rare for a film in Spanish or Portuguese to make it to a U.S. theater. Even within Latin America or Spain, it’s difficult for local films to compete against Hollywood blockbusters. Once in a while, against all odds, Latino films triumph at their local box office.

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    Indiewire Wins Webby for Best Movie and Film Site

    Just want to take a moment and congratulate all my colleagues at Indiewire particularly editor in chief Dana Harris for the big webby win. 

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