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    169 Features To Screen at 2006 Tribeca Film Festival; 59 Competition Films Announced

    Organizers have unveiled the lineup for the fifth annual Tribeca Film Festival, set to take place from April 25 - May 7, 2006 throughout Manhattan. Of the 59 films screening in the four competition sections, 37 are world premieres this year. Across the entire program, which will be announced in sect...

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    DISPATCH FROM SXSW: Cuban/Wagner, Burnt Orange in Focus, And More

    Two years ago at SXSW, a pair of new entities emerged, both with Austin ties. Burnt Orange Productions, the University of Texas Film Institute's new for-profit production company has become an active entity locally, while the vertically-integrated companies owned by Texas billionaires Mark Cuban and...

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    DISPATCH FROM SXSW: Film Blogs and Politics In Focus

    Monday was essentially blogger day at the concurrent film and interactive conferences at SXSW '06, with a panel about film blogging, an evening party for bloggers and the presentation of the Bloggies honoring the best in online weblogs. The two concurrent SXSW conferences precede the annual music ev...

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    "Perhaps Love" and "A Prairie Home Companion" to Bookend 49th San Francisco International Film Festi

    Peter Chan's "Perhaps Love" will open the 49th San Francisco International Film Festival, the San Francisco Film Society, organizers of the event, revealed this week. Chan will attend the event at the historic Castro Theatre along with San Francisco mayor Gavin Newsom and visiting Paris mayor Bertra...

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    DISPATCH FROM SXSW: Big Talk and Even Bigger Crowds During Opening Days in Austin

    Big crowds and even a few heated panel discussions marked the opening weekend of the SXSW Film Conference and Festival here in warm Austin, TX. Film festival producer Matt Dentler told a full house crowd at the Paramount Theater Sunday night that the event is seeing attendance figures that are 50% h...

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    More Than 180 Films Set for 8th Thessaloniki Doc Fest

    A whopping 184 films are set to screen at this year's Thessaloniki Documentary Festival, opening tonight (Friday) in the northern Greek city. The 8th annual doc event, kicking off this evening with Simone Aaberg Kaern & Magnus Bejmar's "Smiling In A Warzone -- And the Art of Fl...

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    "Doug Atchison's "Akeelah and the Bee" to Open 30th Cleveland Fest

    The Cleveland International Film Festival, running March 16 - 26, announced that it will open its 30th edition with Doug Atchison's "Akeelah and the Bee. "Akeelah and the Bee" is the story of an 11-year-old girl named Akeelah Anderson (Keke Palmer) who uses her gift for words to compete in spelling...

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    "Kinky Boots," An Appropriate Kick-Off At Florida's 15th Annual Film Festival

    The Florida Film Festival has announced the lineup for its 15th edition, which will take place March 24-April 2 in Orlando. This year, the festival showcases 51 feature films and 91 shorts from 18 countries, which will be screened at the Enzian Theater. The festival kicks off with Julian Jarrold's...

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    Production Report: "Anamorph," "Jumping Off Bridges," "My Suicide," "In The Evening," "U.S. vs. John

    [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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    At a Young Missouri Doc Fest, Exploring The Balance Between True and False

    For the third year in a row, more than 50 documentary filmmakers, producers and their subjects converged upon a mid-Missouri college town for an intriguing young film festival aimed at embracing the changing face of documentary and cultivating an audience for the films. The True/False Film Festival ...

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