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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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    Put Down Your Flip Cam! UCLA's First Barbie Video Girl Film Festival

    If Todd Haynes could make a Barbie Doll movie-- Superstar: The Karen Carpenter Story (trailer below) broke him out at Sundance 1987, but was not cleared for theatrical release--why not UCLA film students?

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    Colin Firth, Unhinged! and Other Highlights from Aspen Shortsfest 2011

    Colin Firth playing a pesky neighbor in Rupert Friend’s “Steve” is just one of the many unexpected scenarios to be found among the 80-plus short films screening at Aspen Shortsfest, which opens today and runs through April 10. With a heavy emphasis on international filmmaking, the prestigious Colora...

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    Ann Arbor Film Festival Names Award Winners: "Jan Villa" Wins Ken Burns Best of Fest

    At the conclusion of the 49th Annual Ann Arbor Film Festival, the fest announced the following award winners for their various awards, which each come with a cash prize. The Michigan festival, around for nearly a half-century, is one of the leading festival venues for experimental work. Jury membe...

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    Directors Go to the Opera

    For those who missed Sky Opera Shorts, celebrating six years of Sky Arts' collaboration with the English National Opera, here are three videos whose directors used a popular aria from the 2008/2009 season. The films were aired on Sky Arts in February 2009 in the documentary Opera Shorts: Behind The ...

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    2011 New Directors/New Films Shorts | Character Counts Most of All

    Silent film ingénue Lillian Gish battles every nightmare imaginable, a pint-sized Charles Bukowski embarks on a late-night adventure in a five-star hotel, and a petite Afghan carries the weight of the world on her shoulders. These three unlikely heroes and their unexpected adventures can be found am...

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    2011 Tribeca Film Festival Announces Short Film Selections

    The 2011 Tribeca Film Festival announced its lineup of 60 short films today, 22 of which are world premieres. Drawn from 2,862 submissions, the program represents 20 countries, and will be presented in eight thematic programs. New this year is that the recipient of the TFF Best Narrative Short awar...

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    Fandor Streams Indie Video: Sundance Meets Netflix

    Finally, the promise of streaming movies has become a practical reality, from Amazon to Netflix. But as multiple indie sites come and go (from Jaman and Mubi to Spout), on the eve of SXSW, a new indie site launches Wednesday, Fandor, that promises a better subscription indie streaming service via it...

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    Live at Oscars: Strangers No More Wins Doc Short, God of Love Wins Live Short, Inside Job Wins

    "Three years after a horrific financial crisis, not a single financial executive has gone to jail and that is wrong," says Charles Ferguson as he accepts the Oscar for Inside Job. The front-runner won over upstart Exit Through the Gift Shop, depriving Oscar watchers of seeing who would accept the award for Banksy. This is a case of gravitas winning out over a more whimsical film about art. Gift Shop likely benefited from the Brit street artist's graffiti postings in the weeks before the Oscars, which were well-covered by the media, but probably was hurt by Banksy's interview proxy, the wacky subject of his movie, Mr. Brainwash. If anything th...

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    Video: Terry Gilliam Update, The Wholly Family Short Debuts, 1884 Promo

    While The Man Who Killed Don Quixote continues to be stalled, irrepressible filmmaker Terry Gilliam will debut his new short The Wholly Family, reports Bleeding Cool (photos via Italian magazine Ciak), at the Bradford International Film Festival (March 16 to 27). The fest will present a retrospective of Gilliam's films (Jabberwocky (1977), Time Bandits (1981), Brazil (1984), The Adventures of Baron Munchausen (1988), Twelve Monkeys (1995), Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas (1998) and The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus (2009) along with its Fellowship Award. The short (still in post-production) is one of a series set in Naples funded by Italian ...

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