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    AFI FEST Sets Young Americans and New Auteurs

    AFI FEST 2010 has set its programs for both its first-ever Young Americans section and the New Auteurs section, with a wide variety of festival favorites in the mix, from Robert Mitchell's "The Myth Of The American Sleepover " to Xavier Dolan's "Heartbeats" to recent Reykavik International Film Fest...

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    IFC Takes "The Trip"

    IFC Films has announced that it has acquired the U.S. rights to Michael Winterbottom’s British comedy "The Trip," starring Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon. The film premiered at this year’s Toronto International Film Festival to warm notices, making this yet another pick-up out of that festival, which ...

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    Reykjavik Shares Its "Magic" as Film Festival Closes Its Seventh Edition

    "This place is absolutely magical,” Jim Jarmusch said Friday afternoon as the final days of the Reykjavik International Film Festival brought a good hundred filmmakers, journalists, and other film industry folk to the home of Ólafur Ragnar Grímsson, the president of Iceland. Grímsson welcomed everyo...

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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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