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    Sundance 2012 Predictions Continued... Sheldon Candis' "Learning Uncle Vincent" (Starring Common)

    So... my Sundance 2012 predictions list traveled quite a bit it seems, if the number of emails I received afterward alerting me to other potential *black films* that might get into the festival (a few even confirming with me that they were in, though I won't say which :))

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    Watch "Shame" Actress Lucy Walters in "Prickles"

    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 a film starring Lucy Walters of "Shame," which opens in limited release this Friday.

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    Watch Trailer For $40,000 Sci-Fi Dystopian Short Film "Rahab" Starring David Oyelowo

    Here's your first look at David Oyelowo in the first trailer for at sci-fi short film he stars in called Rahab, based on an idea that won the 2011 Enter The Pitch contest.

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    Watch Trailer For Awesome Future-Set Black Samurai Adventure Film "Hasaki Ya Suda"

    So... while you're waiting anxiously for that live-action Afro Samurai movie that Samuel L. Jackson recently announced he'll be producing, take a look at this... 

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    Watch Black & White Silent Film "My Escape With Biko The Balloon Deity" (Short Shout)

    Today's Short Shout is a black & white silent piece from director Devin Cain, titled My Escape With Biko The Balloon Deity, which centers on "a troubled girl who runs away with a Balloon God."

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    Short Starts: Watch Jim Henson's Oscar-Nominated "Time Piece"

    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 an early film by Jim Henson, who created The Muppets.

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    Morning Pour: "Marcel the Shell" Sequel, "Space Jam" Lives On, "J. Edgar" Ingredients

    Morning Pour is your daily stop for quick links, news commentary and trend-spotting. Here are your seven topics for Tuesday, November 15, 2011: 1. "Marcel the Shell" Part 2

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    Filmmaker Dana Verde: Watch Short Film "Lock and Key" Plus Director's Reel

    New York filmmaker Dana Verde's resume goes back to 1998. She completed her B.A. in Media Studies/Screenwriting from New School University in 2002. In years 2003 and 2004, Verde was a finalist at the Sundance Screenwriters Lab. She also attended London Film School in the UK. Verde's inspirat...

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    Watch Short Film: "Urban Lullaby" (2011 Int'l Puerto Rican Heritage Film Festival)

    Helmed by Sonia Gonzalez-Martinez, the very amusing 8-min film Urban Lullaby, will be featured this month at the first annual International Puerto Rican Heritage Film Festival at the Poet's Den Theater and Gallery in Spanish Harlem this month. The film stars Tammi Cubilette, Dominic Colón...

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    Short Film "Rosa" (About A "Halle Berry-Meets-Trinity-Meets-Neytiri Cyborg") Attracting Hollywood's Attention. Watch It!

    As we've mentioned a number of times on this site... for filmmakers chasing Hollywood dreams, one potential route to take that's proven to be successful for a number of filmmakers in the recent past, is to consider investing in a solid high-concept or genre short film (note the bold on those...

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