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    Swinton and Cousins Plan Flash Mob For Edinburgh Fest

    In the midst of the Edinburgh International Film Festival, actress Tilda Swinton and filmmaker and journalist Mark Cousins will follow-up last year's magical 'A Pilgrimage' film festival with a flash mob dance in Edinburgh's Festival Square to the tune of Avalon Boy's "soft shoe ditty" "At the Ball....

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    Box Office: "Joan" and "Bone" Lead Potent Weekend For Indie Debuts (UPDATED)

    After a few rather uneventful weekends at the specialty box office, a quartet of very strong debuts should lift the spirits of many a distributor this Sunday afternoon. According to estimates provided by Rentrak earlier this afternoon, four films opened to $15,000+ per-theater-averages, including t...

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    NYU & UT Austin Among Top Schools at Student Academy Awards

    Concluding a national competition that began regionally, AMPAS presented the Student Academy Awards in Los Angeles last night. Luke Matheny from NYU won the award for best narrative film for "God of Love" while Ruth Fertig from the University of Texas at Austin won the documentary prize for "Yizkor ...

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    Golden Trailers Name First Doc "Best in Show"

    In a ceremony hosted by the comedian Dean Edwards, the Golden Trailer Awards, which honors the best in film trailers, named the trailer for "The Cove" Best in Show in their eleventh annual ceremony. "The Cove"'s win marked the first time a documentary took home the award. The dolphin-slaughtering ...

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    Woods Hole Fest Unveils Line up; Kopple to Join as "Filmmaker-in-Residence"

    Celebrating its 19th year, the Woods Hole Film Festival revealed its lineup for 2010. From July 31st through August 7th, the Cape Cod event will showcase the work of independent New England filmmakers as well as international features, documentaries and shorts. Documentary filmmaker Barbara Kopple,...

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    IFC On Demand for "Wake"

    Chad Feehan's psychological thriller "Wake" has been picked up by IFC Films, the company said Wednesday. The film, which stars Josh Stewart, Jamie-Lynn Sigler, Chris Browning, Angela Featherstone and Afemo Omilami, made its world premiere in March at the 2010 SXSW Film Festival. IFC, which took Nort...

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    IFP Announces Narrative Lab Participants

    IFP has announced the 10 projects selected for participation in this year’s narrative edition of their Independent Filmmaker Labs. Presented by IFP, the labs make up a highly immersive free mentorship program for low-budget (under $1,000,000) first feature films which have shot all or a substantial ...

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    De Oliveira's "Angelica" Heads To U.S. Theaters

    The Cinema Guild announced that acquired U.S. distribution rights to Manoel de Oliveira's "The Strange Case of Angelica," which recently screened in the Un Certain Regard program of the Cannes Film Festival (where it made indieWIRE's poll of the best received films). The film - a tale of a young pho...

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    Cambodia Doc Faces Ban and Political Obstruction

    Cambodia has banned American director Bradley Cox's doc "Who Killed Chea Vichea?" which had its European fest debut at IDFA and most recently played at the Cannes Independent Film Festival. The film investigates the 2004 assassination of that Southeast Asian country's most prominent union leaders, C...

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    A Freestyle Deal for "Wild Target"

    U.S. rights to "Wild Target" have been picked up by Freestyle Releasing, with a planned October 8th release, the company said Monday.

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