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    SF Asian-American FF Names "Lemon Lima" and "Mommy" Best Films

    After a run that saw more than half of its 97 screenings sell out, the San Francisco International Asian American Film Festival named its jury and audience award winners earlier this week. Twenty-five thousand people, including over 200 filmmakers, actors, and industry guests attended this year's festival. The fest was bookended by Aasif Mandvi and David Kaplan's romantic comedy "Today's Special" and Arvin Chen's "Au Revoir Taipei." Quentin Lee's "The People I've Slept With," starring Wilson Cruz and Archie Kao, was the fest's centerpiece. Suzi Yoonessi's "Dear Lemon Lima," which debuted at LAFF, took home the jury award for Best Narrativ...

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    "Robin Hood" Snares Cannes Opening Slot

    Hollywood tentpole title "Robin Hood," by British director Ridley Scott will open the 63rd Cannes Film Festival on May 12th. The film will be presented out of competition.

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    Oscars Head Back To February In 2011

    The Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences have officially announced that the Academy Awards will once again be held in February, after this year's delay to March. The 83rd annual ceremony will take place on the last Sunday in February, which just happens to fall on February 27th, 2011.

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    Oscilloscope Takes "Maid" DVD Rights In Continuing Trend

    Oscilloscope Laboratories has announced that they have acquired the DVD rights to Sebastian Silva's Sundance winner and Golden Globe-nominated "The Maid." The film received theatrical release through Elephant Eye Films, grossing $553,909 in its domestic release.

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    Nashville Film Festival's 2010 Lineup Includes Some Big Films

    This year's Nashville Film Festival (NaFF), which takes place from April 15 to 22, will feature some high profile screenings including the John Lennon biopic and fest opener "Nowhere Boy" from director Sam Taylor-Wood, and the North American premiere of Radu Mihaileanu's "The Concert," starring Mela...

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    Filmmakers Get Cash: Cinereach Grants Fifteen Projects $250K

    Non-profit funding group Cinereach" announced $250,000 in grants Wednesday afternoon to 15 feature-length films that make up their Winter 2010 funding cycle. The organization said the films embody Cinereach’s "dedication to supporting emerging and established filmmakers making artistic, character dr...

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    Deal for Oliver Stone Doc

    North American rights for Oliver Stone’s Latin American documentary "South of the Border" have been acquired by Cinema Libre Studio, it was announced today. The documentary, which had its world premiere in September 2009 at the Venice Film Festival, will be released in 10 major US cities starting in...

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    Hot Docs' "Rich Harvest" of Films Unveiled for 2010 Slate

    Striking an optimistic note about the state of non-fiction film, the Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival unveiled its 17th year lineup with 170 films from 41 countries (including 20 from the U.S.) slated for 10 different screens in downtown Toronto. This year's lineup will feature 1...

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    "Mother" Leads Asian Film Award Winners

    The fourth Asian Film Awards were announced last night in Hong Kong, with Joon-ho Bong's "Mother" taking top honors. The film - which follows a mother who desperately searches for the killer that framed her son for their murder - won best film, best actress for Kim Hye-ja, and best screenplay.

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    "Mission," "When You're Strange" Lead Additional SXSW Audience Winners

    The South by Southwest (SXSW) Film Conference and Festival announced additional Audience Award-winners today from the Spotlight Premieres, Emerging Visions, Lone Star States, 24 Beats Per Second and Midnighters categories. Among them were Mike Woolf's "Richard Garriott - Man on a Mission" in the S...

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