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    European Films Top the Zurich Film Festival Awards

    European films were the big winners at the 6th Zurich Film Festival, which just wrapped last night, October 3. The jury for the International Feature Competition, headed by Frank Langella, awarded Srdjan Kolijevic's Serbian drama "The Woman with a Broken Nose," with their top prize, the Golden Eye f...

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    SXSW's First Round of 2011 Panels

    The 2011 edition of the South by Southwest (SXSW) Film Conference and Festival have confirmed the first 20 panels, culled from proposals submitted via the SXSW PanelPicker interface. SXSW will take place March 11 - 19, 2001 in Austin, Texas.

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    Sundance Institute Teams with Federal Cultural Groups on International Film Initiative

    A group of federal cultural initiatives have tapped the Sundance Institute to represent the private sector in a program called "Film Forward: Advancing Cultural Dialogue." The concept is a public/private cultural exchange effort spearheaded by the President's Committee on the Arts and the Humanities...

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    "White Irish Drinkers" and "Grace Paley" Doc Top Audience Winners at Woodstock

    John Gray's 1975 set Brooklyn tale "White Irish Drinkers," and Lilly Rivlin's documentary "Grace Paley: Collected Shorts," were the two big Audience Award winners last night at the Woodstock Film Festival. "Drinkers" nabbed the Audience Award for Narrative Feature, while "Grace Palley" walked away w...

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    Box Office: "Superman," "Catfish" Continue Their Surge; "Freakonomics" Disappoints

    With few new specialty films reporting estimates, the big story this weekend was definitely the impressive holdover performances of docs "Waiting For 'Superman'" and "Catfish," which in their second and third frames, respectively, showed serious strength. According to estimates provided by Rentrak ...

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    "Stranger Things" & "Marwencol" Take Top Prizes at 11th Woodstock Film Festival

    Eleanor Burke and Ron Eyal's feature "Stranger Things" and Jeff Malmberg's doc "Marwencol" took top prizes Saturday evening at the 11th Woodstock Film Festival. Emceed by Oscar-nominated writer/director and Woodstock resident Ron Nyswaner ("Philadelphia"), the Gala Maverick Awards ceremony also hono...

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    Screen Media Takes Rights to War on Terror Film "Lifted"

    Screen Media has acquired all U.S. rights for Lexi Alexander's "Lifted," a film about a young boy from Alabama who enters a singing competition in order to support his family, particularly his mother, as they deal with the changes in the household provoked by his father's deployment to Afghanistan. ...

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    2010 Tallgrass Fest Puts Focus on Music & "Films on the Fringe"

    The 8th annual Tallgrass Film Festival will run October 22-24 in Wichita, Kansas. The festival will begin with Ryan Piers Williams' "The Dry Land" and will end with a screening of Charlie Chaplin's silent masterpiece "The Kid." The Chaplin film, which will be played with a live accompaniment, also ends Grasscendo, the fest's spotlight on musically themed films. Included in Grasscendo are the docs "Everyday Sunshine: The Story of Fishbone" and "Still Bill," the profile of Bill Withers, and an award presented to "Dexter," "Election," and "Up in the Air" composer Rolfe Kent. The fest, whose theme is "Films on the Fringe" this year, will scr...

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    Margaret Mead Launches 34th Edition with "Plug and Pray," Ends with "Garden of Sounds"

    The 34th Annual Margaret Mead Film & Video Festival, a leading event for ethnographic film and video, has set its program taking place November 11 through Sunday, November 14 at the American Museum of Natural History in New York. The fest's opening and closing films coincide with the museum's new "...

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    Chris Ball Leaving Newmarket, Launching Wrekin Hill

    In the second announcement of a new film company launching this week, key Newmarket executives are spinning off from Exclusive Media Group. Chris Ball, co-chairman of Exclusive and President and co-founder of Newmarket Films is leaving to form Wrekin Hill Entertainment, an independently financed pro...

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