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    Washington Jewish Film Festival Locks Down Full Lineup

    The largest Jewish cultural event in Washington is back for its 24th year. The annual Washington Jewish Film Festival (WJFF) has just announced the lineup for the 11-day event (February 27th to March 9th).

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    Jews In The News: Discussing Race

    This story told by Director Phlippe Mora and musician Harald Grosskopf who met in Berlin in 2009 and, on discovering that their German fathers were on opposite sides in WW2 opens questions regarding the overall public silence of German society about the war period. Only after the youth rebellions, a...

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    Parsing Tablet's Top 100 Jewish Movies.

    Today, Tablet magazine published a list of the "100 Greatest Jewish Films," the kind of divisive round-up that will obviously invite scrutiny for its rankings and omissions. So the magazine has the chutzpah to avoid the obvious, giving its number one slot to…"E.T.: The Extra-Te...

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    Film Movement Launches the First Jewish Film Club in North America

    Award-Winning Jewish Content Made Available for Streaming and DVD OwnershipBrought to you by Film Movement, the Company Behind the First DVD-of-the-Month Club for Independent and Foreign Film Festival Gems

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    U.S. Distributors: Zeitgeist's BCNY Breaks Records

    Bill Cunningham New York broke all house records at Film Forum and we’re still playing in 3 theatres in Manhattan. We’ve already opened in 30 cities and it’s doing well everywhere. Our rollout will be in over 200 cities. BCNY appeals to people who love fashion because it’s so much fun to watch...

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    San Diego Latino Film Festival

    As the 2010 Census has predicted, the Latino population has grown to over 30% in San Diego County and is the fast-growing population in U.S.. What better way to CELEBRATE & spotlight this new data & sweeping change in our Country, than at the 2011 San Diego Latino Film Festival in its 18th year. Lisa Franek joined the festival almost straight out of college and has been given such leeway by the San Diego Media Arts Center to create the festival as she sees it and has shaped it into an event that brings out the Latino community in a way that art house theaters showing similar Latino films envy. Plus she gets to travel to the best festivals. ...

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    Sandi Dubowski at Sundance

    Sandi Dubowski is in Sundance co-hosting a Good Pitch Party (see below) and mentions that, "btw, I got a development grant from a new film fund, Catapult for my project and will be holding meetings at Sundance to raise matching funds for my next film, Soul Trainer." Soul Trainer follows the dramatic life story of Amichai Lau-Lavie whose uncle is the former Chief Rabbi of Israel and who is descended from 37 generations of rabbis to King David. Amichai is Jewish royalty, a link in a 5,771 year-old ancient chain, but he is also the creator of a Hasidic female performance character.His Trembling Before G-d and next film, A Jihad for Love dealt w...

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    Rights Round Up Cannes 2010 by International Sales Agent: A-C

    One of the most popular reports I publish is the Rights Roundup to show the trade who sold what to whom during the market (Cannes in this case). The ISAs (international sales agents) are all linked to their own websites. I wish all of the distribution companies who pick up the films for their territories (there are about 40 territories) and all the titles were also linked, but I lack the manpower to do the job 100% so only some are linked to their own company websites, or in the case of titles, to IMDbPro Title Pages. This reports allows sales agents to gauge their competitors, see who is buying similar types of films, and it allows buyers...

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