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    Lisa Cholodenko to be Guest Director of LA Film Festival

    Previous LAFF guest directors have included David O. Russell, Kathryn Bigelow and Alfonso Cuaron.

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    Lisa Cholodenko Is Guest Director of the 2014 Los Angeles Film Festival

    The 2014 Los Angeles Film Festival (LAFF) has revealed that filmmaker Lisa Cholodenko ("The Kids Are All Right") will serve as artistic guest director for the upcoming edition of the fest.

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    Calling All Filmmakers: Film Independent's Project Involve Now Open for Submissions

    Listen up, filmmakers. Film Independent's signature diversity program Project Involve is now open for submissions. The deadline is April 28. Here's what you need to apply.

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    'Snowpiercer' to Open the 2014 Los Angeles Film Festival

    The 2014 Los Angeles Film Festival will open with Bong Joon-ho’s “Snowpiercer” on June 11.

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    'Funny Or Die' and Los Angeles Film Festival Launch Comedy Talent Competition

    Anyone who thinks they've got a future in being funny will appreciate the latest offering from revered comedy website "Funny Or Die," which, in association with the Los Angeles Film Festival, is now providing a great opportunity for aspiring comedians by setting up an internet talent search called "...

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    Review: Oscar Nominated 'Ernest & Celestine' a Gentle and Delightfully Weird Animated Treat

    Taboo friendship is one of the many resonant themes in the sweetly strange and delicately animated “Ernest & Celestine,” which is up for the Best Animated Feature Oscar.

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    LA Film Festival Reveals 20th Anniversary Poster by Artist Ed Ruscha

    The Los Angeles Film Festival (June 11-19) has unveiled a new poster by contemporary artist Ed Ruscha to commemorate the fest's 20th edition kicking off this summer.

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    Talking 'Wadjda' Firsts: Film Shot Entirely in Saudia Arabia, and By a Woman (TRAILER)

    When Haifaa Al Mansour made a short film several years ago with her brother and sister, and it was accepted at a regional film competition in Abu Dhabi, she didn't know she was taking on the title of Saudi Arabia’s first woman filmmaker. In the fall of 2012, she went to the Venice International Film...

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    Film Independent Announces 10 Fellows For Screenwriting Lab

    Film Independent, the parent organization of the Spirit Awards and the Los Angeles Film Festival, has selected 10 screenwriting fellows for its 14th annual screenwriting lab.

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    Review: Lake Bell's 'In a World' a Hilarious Feminist Comedy About the Power of Voice

    What’s in a voice? Power, for one thing. The power to tell people things -- anything from an update on a global crisis to the general gist of a young adult movie franchise. This idea is at the center of Lake Bell’s hilarious, sincere and boldly feminist comedy “In a World,” which she wrote, directed...

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