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    Michael Fassbender Joins Ridley Scott's Your Film Festival as Juror and Co-Executive Producer; Video

    Ridley Scott just got a mighty fine partner in crime for his new Your Film Festival, naming its first winner at this year's Venice Film Festival; Michael Fassbender will help the director-producer co-executive producer and choose the Grand Prize Winner of the Your Film Festival competition...

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    Short Starts: Watch "Lorax" Director Chris Renaud's Oscar-Nominated "No Time for Nuts"

    Short Starts is a column devoted to kicking off the week with a short film, typically one tied to a new release. Today we look at the directorial debut of Chris Renaud, who co-directed "Dr. Seuss' The Lorax," which opens Friday.

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    Kevin Spacey's Trigger Street Announces U.S. Winner of Jameson First Shot Competition

    All the best film puns have to do with booze, don't they? Today Trigger Street Productions announced the U.S. winner of their Jameson First Shot competition.

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    This Is What It's Like To Be a First-Time Oscar Nominee

    Industry heavyweights like Martin Scorsese and George Clooney know the Oscar game too well, but 27-year-old Norwegian filmmaker Hallvar Witzo has discovered a whole new world. An Academy Award nominee for best live-action short for "Tuba Atlantic" -- which, along with the other short film contenders...

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    Short Starts: Watch "Wanderlust" Director David Wain's 1991 Film "Aisle Six"

    Short Starts is a column devoted to kicking off the week with a short film, typically one tied to a new release. Today we look the first film by David Wain, who directed and co-wrote "Wanderlust," which opens Friday.

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    Terry George Talks Oscar-Winning Short 'The Shore,' Michael Mann's 'Luck'

    Last week in New York, Irish writer-director Terry George and I met at the fabled Monkey Bar off Fifth Avenue to talk about his Oscar-nominated short, "The Shore." The Irish filmmaker was nominated for writing "In the Name of the Father" and "Hotel Rwanda" and directed Don Cheadle to an acting nomin...

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    SXSW Releases Full 2012 Festival Lineup

    Unknown ObjectThe South by Southwest (SXSW) Film Festival today revealed the full lineup for its 2012 conference and festival, scheduled to open on March 9 with the premiere screening of Joss Whedon and Drew Goddard's "The Cabin in the Woods," and run through March 17 in Austin, Texas.

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    Short Starts: Watch the Hayao Miyazaki-Scripted "Panda! Go Panda!" and "On Your Mark"

    Short Starts is a column devoted to kicking off the week with a short film, typically one tied to a new release. Today we look at three shorts from the mind of Japanese animation master Hayao Miyazaki, who co-wrote "The Secret World of Arietti," which opens Friday.

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    Oscar Watch: Casarosa Talks 'La Luna,' Pixar's Longest Short

    Pixar, of course, cut its teeth on shorts, winning its first Oscar for "Tin Toy" (1989), which paved the way for "Toy Story." Since then, Pixar has continued to regularly leverage its shorts program as a training ground for directors and incubator for technology.

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