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    Watch This: Nine for IX Short Film Coach - Directed by Bess Kargman

    ESPN has released a short film in anticipation of the beginning of Nine for IX. Coach, directed by Bess Kargman and executive produced by Whoopi Goldberg, is a short documentary about C. Vivian Stringer, one of the most prolific coaches in the history of college basketball.

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    Los Angeles Film Festival Announces Line Up

    The Los Angeles Film Festival recently announced their line up. And it's great. Some of our festival favorites are screening including Lake Bell's In A World, Stacie Passon's Concussion, Short Term 12, Haifaa Al Mansour's Wadjda amongst many others.

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    Watch: The Video That Constantly Inspires Sundance-Winning Director Ava DuVernay

    Earlier this week, "Middle of Nowhere" director and African-American Film Festival Releasing Movement founder Ava DuVernay was the keynote speaker at the American Film Institute's Directing Workshop for Women. DuVernay, who won the U.S. dramatic directing award at last year's Sundance, gave brief r...

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    The Directing Workshop for Women 2013 Showcase

    On Monday night I stepped into the Directors Guild Building for the first time to attend the annual showcase for the AFI's Directing Workshop for Women My feelings about that place are pretty negative. My general perception is that the people who run the show over there don't give a shit about wom...

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    AFI Holds Directing Workshop for Women Showcase

    AFI's Directing Workshop for Women program will be holding a screening of eight short films all directed by women. The films are a result of a year-long fellowship with AFI, honoring those in the 2012 AFI DWW class.

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    Ava DuVernay Wins Inaugural Heineken Affinity Award at Tribeca

    One of our favorite women directors, Ava DuVernay has had an incredible year. And the accolades for DuVernay's work, keep on rightly coming.

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    Tribeca Film Institute Honors 'Middle of Nowhere' Director Ava DuVernay, Latin American Filmmakers

    "Middle of Nowhere" director Ava DuVernay is the well-deserved winnr of Tribeca Film Institute's first Heineken Affinity Award, which gives the African American independent filmmaker $20,000 in cash as well as year-round support from TFI for future projects.

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    Middle of Nowhere and The Invisible War Win at Independent Spirit Awards

    The Independent Spirit Awards were also held this weekend. Some of our favorite films of the past year, Ava DuVernay’s Middle of Nowhere and The Invisible War were recognized.

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    'Middle Of Nowhere' Wins John Cassavetes Award (Best Feature Under $500,000) At Spirit Awards

    The 2013 Spirit Awards celebration is still ongoing at this very moment, as winners are revealed. 

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