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    Are you using the Festival Genius on iW? Check it out!

    indieWIRE & B-Side Present Film Fest Technology and Media Partnership... We're delighted to announce indieWIRE's partnership with B-Side to bring B-Side's Festival Genius technology to iW's editorial coverage of top international film fests. The partnership launches today with combined festival guid...

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    Distinctive with No "Hangover," CineVegas Maintains Great Groove

    If the CineVegas Film Festival opened a mere two weeks earlier, one could imagine the opening night slot going to Warner Bros' newly released comedy "The Hangover." As the summer's first big hit, its tremendous eruption of popularity suggests that Vegas's party vibe lies squarely within the collective imagination of the moviegoing public. Alas, the timing didn't quite work out, and the festival opened with "Saint John of Las Vegas," a thoroughly mediocre Steve Buscemi vehicle that nevertheless contains all the requisite environmental details (particularly gambling and strippers). At the end of the day, "Saint John" did the job of setting the ...

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    deadCENTER Announces Fest Winners

    The 2009 deadCENTER Film Festival - held in Oklahoma City - came to a close this weekend, and the festival has announced its annual award winners. All winners receive custom trophies by Oklahoma artist, Utopia Joe, and the winner of Best Narrative Feature receives $2500. The winners in the shorts ...

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    "La Mission" to Kick Off NY International Latino FF

    The New York International Latino Film Festival (NYILFF) will kick off its 10th anniversary on July 28 with Peter Bratt's "La Mission." The film, which premiered earlier this year at the Sundance Film Festival, is the story of an ex-con and recovering alcoholic whose violent, homophobic outlook is c...

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    LAFF Announces Artists In Residence; "Summer," "Strange" Added To Lineup

    Author Khaled Hosseini and architect Thom Mayne have been announced as the Artists in Residence for the 2009 Los Angeles Film Festival. In their roles as Artists in Residence, each has programmed a film that has inspired their work, followed by a conversation. Khaled Hosseini has selected Cyrus Now...

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    Secret Policeman's Film Fest Hits NYC & LA

    The Film Society of Lincoln Center will celebrate the 30th anniversary of Amnesty International's comedy and rock benefits with "The Secret Policeman's Film Festival". Beginning on Friday, June 26 through Wednesday, July 1, the Walter Reade Theater will showcase the specials and documentaries that ...

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    Sailing With the Captain Ahab of Surfing: “Sea of Darkness” Director Michael Oblowitz

    Editor's Note: This is one of a series of interviews with directors whose films are screening at the 2009 CineVegas Film Festival.

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    Dwarf Hamster Odyssey: “Etienne!" Director Jeff Mizushima

    Editor's Note: This is one of a series of interviews with directors whose films are screening at the 2009 CineVegas Film Festival.

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    315 Shorts Set For Palm Springs Fest

    The 2009 Palm Springs International ShortFest announced its roster of 315 films, selected from more than 2,500 worldwide entries. Now in its 15th year, ShortFest will showcase 76 World Premieres, 43 North American Premieres and 14 U.S. Premieres. All selections are structured into 52 themed progra...

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    "Big Gay Musical" and "Hollywood" Sandwich Philly QFest

    The Philadelphia International Gay & Lesbian Film Festival, now known as QFest, has announced its opening and closing night films, set for July 9 and July 20 at the Prince Music Theater. Jason Bushman's feature debut, "Hollywood je t'aime," will kick off this year's festivities, and the world premi...

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