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    Sundance Names Finalists for NHK International Filmmakers Awards

    Sundance Institute and NHK (Japan Broadcasting Corporation) today announced the twelve finalists for the 2006 Sundance/NHK International Filmmakers Awards. The annual award supports new artists in international cinema and is presented to emerging film directors from four global regions to support them in realizing their next projects. One winner from Europe, Latin America, the United States, and Japan is selected by members of an international jury.  The four winners will be announced during the 2006 Sundance Film Festival. The twelve finalists are: Veit Helmer's "Azerbaijan Dream" (Germany), Nanouk Leopold's "Wolfsbergen" (The Netherlands), ...

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    "Brokeback" Leads With 7 Golden Globe Nominations

    The nominations for the 63rd Golden Globe Awards were announced Tuesday morning by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association. Ang Lee's "Brokeback Mountain" is leading the race with seven nominations. The prizes will be presented in Los Angeles on Monday, January 16th at 8 p.m.

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    SF Critics Go For "Brokeback"

    The San Francisco Film Critics Circle has announced its list of the best of the year, naming "Brokeback Mountain" best picture, Ang Lee best director, and Heath Ledger best actor. The award for best doc went to "Grizzly Man" and best foreign film is " Cache" (Hidden). The complete list of winners is...

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    The Top Ten, So far...

    Each Monday, indieWIRE compiles the final weekend numbers for specialty releases in theaters. This is our top ten for the past weekend so far, with most numbers already in. The top ten is subject to change before the final chart is published tomorrow and the weekly box office column is written.

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    Jewish Museum and Film Society of Lincoln Center to Host 15th Jewish Film Festival

    The Jewish Museum and The Film Society of Lincoln Center will present the 15th annual New York Jewish Film Festival from January 11 through 26 at the Walter Reade Theater in Manhattan's Upper West Side. The line up includes two world, five United States, and 16 New York premieres with films spotlig...

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    RESFEST 2005 Names Winners

    Talmage Cooley's "Dimmer" won the audience prize and a jury award from RESFEST 2005 the organization announced Monday. Gaelle Denis's "City Paradise" tied with "Dimmer" in receiving a special jury award, while Keith Bearden's "Raftman's Razor" won the jury prize for best short. Also taking nods were Martin de Thurah's Carpark North “Human” for best music video (audience prize) and The Chemical Brothers "Galvanize" directed by Adam Smith taking the best music video in the jury category. Sally Arthur's "Perfect" and "Dancing About Architecture" by Zeitguised tied for the jury prize for best designed film. RESFEST travels the globe annually spot...

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    NY Times: Doing the Hollywood Math: What Slump?

    In an age of hundreds of cable channels, video games and other distractions, the domestic box office so far this year is down about 6 percent from the same time period in 2004, and off from 2003 and 2002 levels. But the money flowing into the coffers of movie studios is greater than ever. Lorne Manl...

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    Reuters: Sri Lanka film shows poor still suffer after tsunami

    Dhruv Dhawan just wanted to make a film about Sri Lankan survivors of the tsunami, but he stumbled upon a classic tale of how developing countries on the long march to prosperity often ride roughshod over the poor. Dhawan's "From Dust," shot in the southern towns of Galle and Koggala, suggests that ...

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    NY Critics Name "Brokeback" Best Picture; "Violence" Gets 2 Acting Nods

    "Brokeback Mountain" was named the best picture of 2005 by the New York Film Critics Circle, the group announced today in Manhattan, with Ang Lee named best director for his work on the film. The thirty-member film critics group also selected the film's star Heath Ledger as the best actor of the yea...

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    Dead Man Riding: Tommy Lee Jones' "The Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada"

    This season's other cowboy bonding pic, Tommy Lee Jones' spare, deeply warped theatrical directorial debut may not be as socially radical and ultimately important as "Brokeback Mountain." But in all other respects (structure, dialogue, and detail) it's "The Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada," with...

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