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    SXSW Announces 2010 Panels, Short Films

    The South by Southwest (SXSW) Film Conference and Festival has announced over 80 Film Conference panels and 130 short films for the 2010 event, which will take place March 12-March 20, 2010 in Austin, Texas. The festival's feature film lineup had been announced last week, and includes festival open...

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    True/False Fest Announces Impressive Lineup of Docs

    Fresh off the heels of Sundance, the 2010 True/False Film Festival opens Thursday, February 25, 2010 in Columbia, MO, loaded with an impressive number of sneak previews and recently debuted documentaries, including two Sundance favorites, US Documentary Grand Jury Prize winner "Restrepo," chronicling a year in Afghanistan's deadliest valley, with co-director Tim Hetherington, and US Documentary Special Jury Prize winner "GasLand," Josh Fox's natural gas expose of "a rapacious industry before it lays waste to his beloved river valley." In its seventh year, the festival is a four-day celebration of non-fiction filmmaking, ripe with fresh materi...

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    Scratching Below the Surface for Some Rotterdam Fest Gems

    Among the necessarily hit-and-miss movies here (242 features), one arrived like a Wagnerian bolt, a Rotterdammerung, if you'll pardon the indulgence. Fresh from its world premiere at Sundance, Estonian director Veiko Ounpuu's almost painfully seductive "The Temptation of St. Tony" brought to this pu...

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    For Your Consideration: Sundance and Next Year's Oscars

    As made evident earlier this week, the Sundance Film Festival can be a significant launching pad for Oscar nominees. This year's nominations included two for best picture - "Precious: Based on the novel 'Push' by Sapphire" and "An Education" - that had debuted at last year's festival, while a myriad of other nominations did the same, including four from the acting categories, nearly half the screenplay nominees, and two of the best documentary contenders. While 2009 was definitely a standout year for Sundance films, it is probably not likely to replicate that record, though this year's festival - which closed out this past weekend - had at l...

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    Boulder Fest Rocks to 47 Films and Alec Baldwin

    Coined as one of the "25 coolest film festivals" by MovieMaker Magaine, this year's Boulder International Film Festival (BIFF) will play host to 31 filmmakers, there to showcase 47 films.

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    cinemadaily | Sundance Midnight Thriller "Frozen" Chills Audiences This Weekend

    Before a Sundance screening of his new film "Frozen," director Adam Green told his inspirational "making it" story. For Green, the key to success had a little bit to do with using the resources around him ("borrowing" cameras and equipment from his job making cable company commercials) and a little...

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    Eclectic Mix for the 10th Film Comment Selects Series

    Celebrating its 10th anniversary, this year's first Film Comment Selects series (February 19 - March 4) presented by the Film Society of Lincoln Center, will screen an eclectic mix of films that span from art-film rarities to George A. Romero's latest zombie film.

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    "Exit Through The Gift Shop," "GasLand" Top indieWIRE's Sundance Critics Poll

    As the 2010 Sundance Film Festival comes to a close indieWIRE's poll of dozens of Park City-present critics and bloggers has attempted to make clear the best and worst of this year's fest. Hundreds of grades have been entered, leaving Banksy's "spotlight surprise" "Exit Through The Gift Shop" the b...

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    Sundance '10: Guide & Grades

    The Sundance Film Festival's 2010 edition has come to a close, and in retrospect indieWIRE has decided to make things easier for our readers, compiling this handy guide to each of the over one hundred features screening at fest, with links to film pages for each and every one. The film pages includ...

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    Banksy Doc Completes Berlinale Competition

    British street artist Banksy's "Exit Through the Gift Shop" - which recently topped indieWIRE's Sundance critics poll - has been added to the Competition programme of the 60th Berlin International Film Festival. "Gift Shop"'s inclusion (though it will screen out of competition) completes the lineup...

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