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Projects From Algeria, Egypt, Tunisia Win Funding Awards At Dubai Film Connection

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  • December 14, 2012 12:11 PM
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Tunisian drama A Full Moon Night is one winner of the top three $25,000 prizes announced at the close of the Dubai International Film Festivals' co-production market, Dubai Film Connection (DFC) - one of the most productive industry initiatives at DIFF since it was launched in 2007, aiming to help Arab films find funding.

Chicago - Boundary Lines: 3 Films About Immigration Includes Work By Mati Diop

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  • December 14, 2012 11:35 AM
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For our Chi-town readers... short notice, but better late than never. If you're looking for something to do this evening, maybe you can add this to your list of options...
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WGAW Feature Access Project Reveals Honorees + Read Their Scripts

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  • December 14, 2012 11:09 AM
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Per the press release... the WGAW Feature Access Project seeks to identify outstanding diverse writers, and make their scripts available to entertainment industry decision-makers, including producers, studio executives, agents and managers, to help raise their profile and generate potential employment opportunities.

Tariq Nasheed's 'Hidden Colors 2: The Triumph Of Melanin' Now Available On Home Video

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • December 14, 2012 10:41 AM
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It screened last weekend to what I heard was a packed, engaged audience here in NYC. I couldn't make it, but I believe Curtis did, so we might get a review from him eventually.

Time-Bending Sci-Fi Thriller 'Record/Play' Makes This Year's Viewfinder List (Feature Treatment?)

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  • December 14, 2012 10:27 AM
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This is the first time I'm hearing of this Viewfinder List; but apparently, it's been printed since 2010.

Watch 10-Minute Preview Of 'La Belle Vie: The Good Life' (On Haiti's Social Class System & More)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • December 13, 2012 8:46 PM
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A documentary that the filmmaker (Rachelle Salnave) says is 4 years in the making (and is still in the making), titled La Belle Vie: The Good Life, which follows the filmmaker's journey in discovering her Haitian roots, examining "the complexities of Haitian society," but also chronicling "her voyage to find hope in this nation on the brink of a new Haiti."

'Shorts Films And Influences w/ Akosua Adoma Owusu' This Sunday, 12/16 (NYC)

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  • December 13, 2012 7:59 PM
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We're fans of her work, and look forward to eventually watching her latest - the  Focus Features Africa First short project, Kwaku Ananse.

Preview 'Ayen's Cooking School for African Men' (Challenging Generations Of Tradition & Culture)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • December 13, 2012 7:23 PM
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The hilarious short story goes... In Sudan, it's taboo for a man to cook. As young Sudanese refugee, Alier puts it very plainly, “cooking, cleaning, washing the dishes, it’s the duty of your sister.” The women of Sudan don't allow their men into the kitchen because (amongst other reasons) they believe their penises might burn over the cooking fires.

Watch Jamie Foxx Get Dirty & Cheeky In 2 New Clips From 'Django Unchained'

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  • December 13, 2012 3:49 PM
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No intro necessary; Sergio and I have both seen and reviewed Django Unchained - he loved it (read his review HERE); I didn't love it as much (read my review HERE).

Chicken & Egg Pictures Announces $220,000 In New Grants To Women Directors

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  • December 13, 2012 3:33 PM
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Amongst last year's grantees were a handful of projects we've been following since then - Buddha of Africa (a working title), a South Africa/Malawi production, and  The Supreme Price - a USA/Nigeria production; there were 2 or 3 others as I recall.