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    For the Love of Non-Fiction Film: Full Frame Fetes Documentary in a Full Four Days

    Downtown Durham, NC, played host once again to the Full Frame Documentary Film Festival on April 2-5, bringing four days packed with non-fiction programming to an enthusiastic audience of locals and visiting filmmakers and industry. Despite the loss of high-profile sponsor The New York Times only ab...

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    "Jury Duty," "Pressure Cooker" Among Winners at Philadelphia CineFest

    The Philadelphia CineFest has announced its 2009 award winners. The Jury Award for Best Feature went to Edouard Niermans' "Jury Duty," a French psychological thriller set in the 1960s amidst Algeria's fight for independence, while the Jury Award for Best Documentary was given to Mark Becker and Jenn...

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    Tribeca To Screen "Bon Jovi" Work In Progress

    The Tribeca Film Festival has announced that the documentary, "Bon Jovi: When We Were Beautiful," will screen as a work in progress at the 2009 Tribeca Film Festival. Directed by filmmaker and photographer Phil Griffin and produced by Academy Award-and Emmy-winning producers @radical.media, the docu...

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    Downsized but Not Out: AFI Dallas Sharpens its Event

    On a superficial level, the AFI Dallas Film Festival looks like another victim of the troubled economy. Scaled down to the extreme, its third year had noticeably slighter ambitions. Twenty-five Lexis vehicles shuttled festival guests around last year; this time, attendees without cars of their own w...

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    "Patrik," "Ashes" to Screen at 2009 Miami-Fort Lauderdale Gay & Lesbian Film Festival

    The 11th Annual Miami Gay & Lesbian Film Festival has announced its 2009 program. The 10 day festival, which runs April 24 to May 3, will present 67 narrative, documentary and short films.

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    iW Fest Wish List: Cannes Lineup Preview? 40+ Big Names to Watch For

    EDITORS NOTE: The iW Cannes wish list was originally published earlier this month. The official selection of the festival is set to be announced on Thursday afternoon in Paris.

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    The 2009 Florida Film Festival: Food, Wine & Films, Perfect Together!

    Between March 12th and April 29th an intrepid and somewhat insane traveler could catch all or part of the following film festivals: South by Southwest, Miami International, Sarasota, Florida, Nashville, Atlanta, Tribeca and Boston Independent. One could catch an obscene number of films, panels and parties in 7 weeks. While indieWIRE's already brought you to SXSW, in the coming weeks I'll try and bring you a little of the Florida, Sarasota and Nashville entries in this Spring Circuit of Screenings! Not quite the Blues Brothers romping across the Midwest, but I will be driving roughly 900 miles around the Southeast to bring you some Plymptoons...

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    New Directors/New Films '09: Going Against The Grain

    For Howard Feinstein's previous ND/NF dispatches, click here and here. The 39th New Directors/New Films continues through April 5th.

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    Lee, Levinson To Screen Latest During Tribeca's Talks Series

    The 2009 Tribeca Film Festival has announced the line-up for its two discussion programs - the Tribeca Talks Series and "Behind the Screens: Films and Conversations about Truth, Clarity and Responsibility" - which will include the world premiere of Barry Levinson's "Poliwood," and a special screenin...

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    Apple/iW Podcast: Meet the SXSW Filmmakers

    "I think right now it's all about choices and being realistic about the way that people are watching work and about the distribution landscape," explained filmmaker Joe Swanberg earlier this month, at an Apple Store event in Austin during the recent SXSW Film Festival. His new film, "Alexander The L...

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