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    DAILY DISPATCH FROM BERLIN: 'Snow Business'; Panorama Plans; "Quinceanera," "Promise," "Boys," "Home

    "There's no business like snow business," quipped Berlinale festival director Dieter Kosslick, opening his fifth festival as the head of the rejuvenated event. Indeed, snow was the theme Thursday in Berlin -- on screen and off -- as the festival opened with Marc Evans' "Snow Cake," while outside the...

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    First Person: Rajendra Roy on Berlin - The New "Old" World

    [This is the latest in a regular series of "First Person" articles written by members of the film community. It is meant to showcase the opinions of our readers. indieWIRE readers interested in contributing a future "First Person" column should contact us by email: office AT indiewire DOT com.]

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    DISPATCH FROM ROTTERDAM: In 23rd Year, Cinemart Focuses on Slice of Life, Family Drama Co-Production

    One integral and oft imitated part of the Rotterdam Film Festival experience is Cinemart, their highly successful international co-production market. Having just completed its 23rd year, Cinemart was founded by IFFR director Sandra den Hamer in 1983, and is now run by Marit van den Elshout and Bianc...

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    DISPATCH FROM ROTTERDAM: Looking Into The Darkness at the 35th IFFR

    There's something for everyone at the International Film Festival Rotterdam (IFFR) although as one festival-goer put it, the fest does tend towards the "dark side." In fact, it took me until almost a week in before I found a film that had me feeling uplifted at the finish. That's not to say dark fil...

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    PARK CITY '06: "Half Nelson" Dominates Survey of Sundance 06 Critics and Journalists

    Ryan Fleck's "Half Nelson" -- and its stars -- topped indieWIRE's first poll of critics and journalists who covered the Sundance Film Festival. The film, which debuted last month in the dramatic Independent Film Competition at Sundance '06, was the overwhelming favorite among a group of 50 members o...

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    PARK CITY '06: 75 Articles About Sundance, Summing Up indieWIRE's Coverage

    For the past two weeks, the indieWIRE team has been headquartered in Park City, UT for the 2006 Sundance Film Festival. This year's coverage featured some 75 articles, including daily biz and buzz columns, a regular critics notebook, iPOP photos (with more to come), and over 40 email interviews cond...

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    PARK CITY '06: Dispatch From Awards Night -- The Winners

    With up a snowstorm expected to dump as much as two feet of snow on Park City Saturday night, festivalgoers and filmmakers gathered at the Racquet Club for the Sundance Film Festival awards ceremony.

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    "We Go Way Back" and "Empire in Africa" and "Sasquatch" Among Top Slamdance Film Festival Winners

    The Slamdance Film Festival unveiled its winners Friday night with Lynn Shelton's "We Go Way Back," receiving the fest's Grand Jury Award for Best Narrative Feature, and "Empire In Africa," directed by Philippe Diaz, taking the Grand Jury Award for Best Documentary. Slamdance announced winners in ov...

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    PARK CITY BIZ & BUZZ DAILY: "Man Push Cart" Deal, "Stay" Pact, "Quinceneara", "Wristcutters" and Mor

    Sundance Film Festival director Geoff Gilmore praised Ramin Bahrani's Spectrum film "Man Push Cart" Thursday afternoon when introducing the screening and the film's director. Gilmore said during the intro that people often ask him how they decide which films run in competition and which ones are pro...

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    PARK CITY BIZ DAILY: With Buyers Going Big At Sundance '06, Films Like "Saints" Hope For A Deal

    Buyers have been primarily focused on buying higher-profile, star-driven titles at Sundance this year, snatching movies with name actors or eyeing genre work. "The Darwin Awards" joined the list of bigger name buys, alongside the premieres "Little Miss Sunshine," "The Science of Sleep," "Right At Yo...

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