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    DISPATCH FROM MONTREAL | Fest Nouveau Cinema Celebrates The Spirit of Montreal

    Canada's longest running film festival, Festival du Nouveau Cinema (FNC) has seen a remarkable rebound since the drama that surrounded it a few years back. In 2004, the festival came under new management when Daniel Langlois, director of FNC since 1999, left the organization to begin the New Montrea...

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    DISPATCH FROM TURKEY | A Question Of Identity In Turkish Film: The 45th Antalya Film Festival and 4t

    The Antalya Golden Orange Film Festival has been a prestigious national event, organized in Turkey for 44 consecutive years; supporting the Turkish film industry through its film competition and annual Golden Orange Award ceremony. As one of the longest running festivals in Europe, it has over the c...

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    DISPATCH FROM THE HAMPTONS | Bruce Weber & Ellen Kuras in Spotlight as Fest Refines Course

    Is it wrong to compare every American weekend festival to Telluride? The venerable Colorado fest sets the standard with its mix of new works, classics, intimate networking, a laid back vibe and a beautiful setting. Notably, the Hamptons International Film Festival took a step in the right direction ...

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    DISPATCH FROM THE HAMPTONS | "Troubled Water," "Herb and Dorothy" Dominate at 16th Hamptons Fest

    Norwegian director Erik Poppe's "Troubled Water" and Japanese director Megumi Sasaki's "Herb and Dorothy" won big at the Hamptons International Film Festival this afternoon, with both features winning jury and audience prizes in their categories. "Water" took the festival's Golden Starfish for Best ...

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    DISPATCH FROM THE HAMPTONS | Barendrecht, Israel, Valentino and International Fare in Focus

    A previous guest of the Hamptons International Film Festival, former European Film Market leader Karen Arikian yesterday emphasized the international focus of HIFF's event in its 16th edition. Arikian is back in the U.S. from her previous post in Berlin and is now the new executive director of the H...

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    iW NEWS | "Brothers" and "Good" Bookend 44th Chicago Film Fest

    Rian Johnson's "The Brothers Bloom" starring Rachel Weisz, Adrian Brody, Mark Ruffalo and Rinko Kikuchi will open the 2008 Chicago Interntional Film Festival tonight (Thursday) in the windy city. The 44th edition of the festival takes place October 16 - 29. Vicente Amorim's "Good" with Viggo Mortensen about a man who explores his personal circumstances in a novel advocating compassionate euthanasia will close the fest. Highlights of the festival include Gael Garcia Bernal's "Deficit," and Alex Rivera's "Sleep Dealer," screening in Chicago's Cinema of the Americas section as well as Lance Hammer's "Ballast" and Barry Jenkins' "Medicine for Mel...

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    DISPATCH FROM KOREA | Pusan Plays Itself; "Naked," "Scarecrows" Take Top Nods

    The award-giving began early at this year's Pusan International Film Festival, which closed on Friday with a gala screening of Yoon Jong-Chan's "I Am Happy" and the announcement of jury and audience awards. A few days prior to the closing night festivities however, a private c...

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    DISPATCH FROM MEXICO | Todd Haynes, "Wadley," Christian Mungiu, and Mexico's First Lady at Morelia F

    Security measures suddenly became intense on Thursday at the Morelia International Film Festival (FICM), but not due to a looming threat. Quite the opposite, in fact: The wife of Mexican president Felipe Calderon paid a visit to the small town and spent the day watching films, bringing a protective ...

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    iW OCTOBER PRODUCTION REPORT | "Delegates," "Manure," "Cool," "Nombre," Untitled, and "Win"

    [EDITOR'S NOTE: indieWIRE's monthly production report looks at independent films in various stages of production. If you'd like to tell us about a film in production for future columns, please contact us.]

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    indieWIRE INTERVIEW | "Choose Connor" Director Luke Eberl

    Luke Eberl's "Choose Connor" premiered at the CineVegas International Film Festival in June 2007, and has since played in dozens of fests, including the Rome Film Festival, the Woodstock Film Festival, and the Philadelphia Film Festival, where it won the American Independent's Award. The film follo...

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