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    Palm Springs International ShortFest: The Road to Hollywood, Oscar

    After taking part in an engaging trade media panel for some of the 400 or so shorts filmmakers who flocked to the 2011 Palm Springs International ShortFest, I not only walked away with a stack of screeners, but when I returned to the Ace Hotel in the baking heat for a cool dip, realized with horror ...

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    AFI-Discovery Channel's Silverdocs Fest Announces Audience Award Winners: Donor Unknown, Mr. Happy

    AFI-Discovery Channel Silverdocs Fest's Audience Award winners for 2011 are Jerry Rothwell's Donor Unknown, which won the Feature Audience Award, and Matt Morris's Mr. Happy Man, which won in the Shorts category. Award-winning and Festival favorites will play at the AFI Silver Theater and Cultural C...

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    Palm Springs Shortfest Announces Winners, Along with $128,000 in Awards

    The Palm Springs Shortfest is just wrapping up today, but their awards were announced this weekend. The festival, which is an official qualifier for the Academy Award shorts categories, announced winners in 18 categories.

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    Women on the Verge: Five Female Filmmakers with the Hottest Shorts of Summer

    Hollywood, take note! If you're searching for the next female director to break big, here's a look at five filmmakers who are making a lot of noise on the festival circuit with their short films this month. If their shorts are indications of their abilities to helm features, all five women are more ...

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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 others will be among the 331 films screening in the fest. 64 world premieres, 58 North American premieres and 25 U.S. deubts from 50 countries are included in this year's lineup, and the festival is divided into 52 themed programs. The 2011 Palm Springs International ShortFest, Short Film Festival & Film Market takes place June 21 - 27 at the Camelot T...

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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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