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    LAFF Jury: Lynn Shelton, Daniel Waters, Jeff Malmberg, Lisa Gay Hamilton

    The Los Angeles Film Festival's 2011 narrative competition jurors include director Lynn Shelton (Humpday, My Effortless Brilliance; pictured), Eric Nakamura (Head/Founder of Giant Robot), and screenwriter Daniel Waters (Heathers, Batman Returns).

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    Selma Blair, Michael Cera, Kirsten Dunst & More on Tap for 17th Palm Springs Int'l Shortfest

    The Palm Springs International Shortfest unveiled touted a star-studded lineup for its upcoming 17th edition. Shorts featuring Selma Blair, Michael Cera, Jessica Chastain, Kirsten Dunst, Colin Firth, Tom Hardy, Keira Knightley, Melissa Leo, Amy Pascal, Joe Roth, Campbell Scott, Julia Stiles and othe...

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    Picton Picturefest's Inaugural Event: Lineup Opens with Swinton Curated Monsieur Hulot's Holiday

    A film fest and "cinephile retreat," the inaugural Piction Picturefest in Prince Edward County, Ontario, will run from July 7-10. The event will include films, workshops, youth education and camping.

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    Cholodenko Hosts AFI Directing Workshop for Women Showcase

    The AFI has long supported fattening the ranks of working women directors--still too thin--with its Directing Workshop for Women. Cari Beauchamp covered Monday night's showcase of recent grads, hosted by Lisa Cholodenko.Lisa Cholodenko (The Kids are All Right) opened Monday's AFI showcase at the DGA Theatre and soon had the audience laughing with the tales of serving as an assistant at AFI in the early 90s. She claimed she was totally inept at her job, but used the opportunity to thoroughly study the resumes and proposals of all the applicants to the DWW to learn how to “present” herself, Having learned her lessons well, she got into Columbia...

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    Cannes 2011: Fourplay: Tampa Debuts in Directors’ Fortnight

    Debuting in this year's Directors’ Fortnight (Quinzaine des Réalisateurs) is Kyle Henry's 17-minute short Fourplay: Tampa, which is the second of four Fourplay shorts set in different cities in Henry's omnibus film. Tampa premieres on May 20 at 11:30 am. Produced by Jason Wehling, the film's executi...

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    "Interview" & "Enrique" Among Top Short Winners at Oscar-qualifying USA Film Festival

    Shorts winners of the 41st USA Film Festival were unveiled this week with Michelle Steffes "The Interview" winning in the fiction category, while Joanna Priestly's "Eyeliner" taking the prize in the experimental category. "Enrique Wrecks the World" by David Chai receivd first place in animation, whi...

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    ShortsHD Launches on DIRECTV: Like A Mini Short Film Festival Each Night

    Shorts fans and filmmakers rejoice. Shorts International now boasts ShortsHD on DIRECTV. Their HD Extra Pack subscribers can now check out channel 568; a selection of the most popular titles will also be on VOD channel 1568. ShortsHD offers a library of titles from Oscar and international festival c...

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    SFIFF 54 Day Three: The Colors of the Mountain, Year Without a Summer, Le Quattro Volte

    Meredith Brody continues her SFIFF diary, day three:I rush along Fillmore to slip into a 1 p.m. screening of The Colors of the Mountain, too late today to do anything but grab three samosas for $5, so greasy that they turn their paper sack transparent before I reach the theater. Three is more than I...

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    Sebastian Junger's Tribute to Tim Hetherington, Video Diary

    As much as I admired Tim Hetherington, the photojournalist who bled to death Wednesday in Misrata, Libya, struck by a mortar, I also respect his confrere and comrade, Restrepo co-director Sebastian Junger, who is a fine writer. Check out this Vanity Fair tribute piece (below) he wrote to Hetheringto...

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    Cannes Adds Fortnight, Shorts, Critics Week Lineups, More Films Directed by Women

    The Director's Fortnight sidebar sometimes offers a more varied and fresh line-up--and often more American indies-- than the mainbar selections, although this year more up-and-coming filmmakers made it into the competition than usual.

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