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    iW NEWS | Slamdance Seeks Pilots in Call for Entries for '08 Fest

    Announcing the call for entries for its upcoming 14th annual event, the Slamdance Film Festival (January 17 - 25, 2008) has launched a call for original pilot submissions, along with the regular submissions for new short films. In an email to indieWIRE today, Slamdance's Dan Mirvish acknowledged the changing nature of short films, adding, "It's become clear that more and more filmmakers are making shorts with an eye towards serializing them either on the web and/or on TV. Likewise, the TV and web industry are looking at shorts with increased awareness and trying to spot new ideas and talent. Hopefully, by designating a pilots category of sh...

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    AP: Cannes winner praises Romania's films

    Cristian Mungiu, the first Romanian to win the Cannes Film Festival's top prize, says his country's recent movie output helped him win the award. He has said "4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days" shows how people's choices are affected by the political system, indoctrination and stereotyping. The film had ...

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    The Guardian Interview: Out of the back room

    The film world's collective jaw may have dropped on Sunday night when "4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days," a Romanian film about abortion with no stars and costing under half a million pounds, walked off with the Palme d'Or in Cannes. Less surprised, probably, was its director, Cristian Mungiu. He was co...

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    CANNES '07 | 10 Films To Watch from the 60th Festival de Cannes

    Dozens of new films from the recent Cannes Film Festival will receive attention and acclaim at film festivals, and ultimately in distribution, around the world after launching earlier this month. In a final festival dispatch from France, indieWIRE offers a subjective hotlist of 10 films worth watchi...

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    SFC: Health reformers to piggyback on "Sicko"

    Michael Moore couldn't have scheduled the release of his movie "Sicko" at a more opportune time. The film, which opens in theaters in the United States on June 29, arrives as many states, including California, have introduced health care reform proposals. In polls, health care routinely ranks among ...

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    CANNES '07 DISPATCH: Mungiu's "4 Months..." Wins Palme d'Or; Schnabel Snaps Directing Prize and "Med

    Cristian Mungiu's "4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days" from Romania won the Palme d'Or as the 60th Cannes Film Festival came to a close on Sunday night with winners taking their bows. The prizes were presented prior to the closing night screening of Denys Arcand's "L'Age Des Tenebres," marking the end of the 2007 festival. Selecting the winners in the '07 Cannes competition were jury president Stephen Frears, along with fellow jurors: actress Maggie Cheung, actress Toni Collette, director and actress Maria de Medeiros, director and actress Sarah Polley, director Marco Bellocchio, writer Orhan Pamuk, director and actor Michel Piccoli, and director A...

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    AFP: East Europe calls to West at Cannes

    While films from Eastern Europe made big on festival screens at Cannes, the region's cash-strapped industry looked West for the future. At the Cannes trade market, where thousands of film execs did business on the sidelines of the 12-day film festival ending Sunday, Eastern Europeans said co-product...

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    AP: Cannes closes on light note with comedy

    After a 12-day lineup of weighty films, the Cannes Film Festival came to a close Sunday with a movie called "Days of Darkness -- despite its title, a comedy. French-Canadian filmmaker Denys Arcand, who won best foreign language Oscar in 2004 for his funny, moving, "The Barbarian Invasions," has a th...

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    CANNES '07 CRITICS NOTEBOOK | Mining for Genre Gems in Cannes

    The first thing one notices when looking for genre fare at the Cannes Film Festival is that you won't find it in the Midnight section. Featured as part of the Out of Competition program, Midnight in Cannes 2007 contained two edgy dramas from veteran directors and one light heist flick. But when the strongest thing in the midnight selection is a 3D concert film meticulously directed to perfection by a mainstream Hollywood director (I'm speaking of Mark Pellington's "U2 3D", of course, co-directed Catherine Owens who was supposedly mainly responsible for the onstage visuals), its time to search deep into the festival's sidebars to find the real...

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    CANNES '07 | Marcus Hu: Cannes Fest Fixture Sits One Out; '08 Fest Awaits Her Return

    Since 1989, my mom, Evelyn has been my trusty sidekick, best friend and confidant to accompany me to Cannes every consecutive year since. I am sure many of you have seen this 4'10" Asian American mom whizzing down the Croisette to a screening or to meet me at a reception, with the sparkle of a teena...

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