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    Day One at Karlovy Vary Film Festival: from Mel Gibson to 'I, Origins'

    Opening night at Festival Central, the massive underground theatre at the Hotel Thermal featured a performance of "In the Mood" by the Caban brothers, an intro to the brainy Sundance hit "I, Origins" from writer-director Mike Cahill and stars Michael Pitt and Astrid Berges-Frisbey, and the presentat...

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    4th Annual Kickstarter Film Festival to Feature Events in Brooklyn, LA and London

    The 4th Annual Kickstarter Film Festival will take place later this summer, celebrating features, shorts and documentaries made through money raised on the crowdfunding platform.

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    2014 Original iPhone Film Festival Seeks Submissions

    Thanks to the smartphones in our pockets, we are all filmmakers these days--or potential ones at least.

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    Aaron Sorkin at Nantucket Film Festival: "I Write Radio Plays"

    This weekend, Aaron Sorkin was honored with the Nantucket Film Festival's Screenwriters Tribute award for his work in film and TV.

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    FIRST LOOK: Michael Fassbender in Frontier Western 'Slow West'

    One film you can expect to see on the fall film festival circuit--as Telluride and Toronto duke it out for World Premieres-- is John Maclean’s 19th-century western "Slow West." Michael Fassbender ("12 Years a Slave," "X-Men: Days of Future Past"), Kodi Smit-Mcphee ("The Road," "Dawn of the Planet of...

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    How Indie Producer Jon Kilik Works with Mavericks, from Spike Lee and Gary Ross to Bennett Miller

    Independent film producer Jon Kilik is having a busy year, with the upcoming "The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part I," Tommy Lee Jones' "The Homesman," Bennett Miller's "Foxcatcher" and Spike Lee's "Mike Tyson: Undisputed Truth." He's also celebrating the 25th anniversary of Spike Lee's "Do the Right T...

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    NewFest 2014 Lineup Includes 'Blackbird,' 'Jamie Marks Is Dead' and More

    NewFest, New York City's premiere LGBT film festival, just announced its full 2014 lineup in partnership with Outfest and the Film Society of Lincoln Center.

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    Sundance Programmers Talk LA's NEXT FEST, Which Pairs Movies & Music Downtown

    Did you miss the Sundance Film Festival? Well, the Sundance Institute is returning to Los Angeles with the second four-day NEXT FEST (August 7-10). This time they're not showing the program at the Sunset 5 but are reaching out to the hipster crowd at a new downtown venue, the restored Theatre at Ace...

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    Bring Your Indie to Europe: Festivals Unite to Promote Independent American Cinema

    American independent film has been granted a new voice in European markets. Film festivals have joined to launch the 1st European Network for Independent American Cinema.

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    Alexandre Desplat to Preside Over International Jury at Venice Film Festival

    Is there any Hollywood composer busier than Alexandre Desplat? The six-time Oscar nominee has scored four of the year's films so far (with another in post), but apparently he needed something more on his plate: he's been tapped to be the president of the International Jury Competition at this year'...

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