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Seattle International Film Festival 2011 Preview - "Do You See Colors When You Close Your Eyes"

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • May 6, 2011 4:02 AM
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Screening at the upcoming Seattle International Film Festival, which gets underway on the 19th of this month is a seemingly quiet, minimalist, moody, realist drama titled Do You See Colors When You Close Your Eye, written and directed by Caleb and Joshua Young.

Los Angeles Film Festival 2011 Preview - "Leave It On The Floor" (A Drag Ball Musical)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • May 5, 2011 7:39 AM
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Leave It on the Floor is an indie musical feature film that tells the story of Brad (Ephraim Sykes), a brooding twenty-something who leaves his dysfunctional single mom, Deondra (Metra Dee), to strike out on his own in a bigger city.

Call For Submissions - 2011 British Urban Film Festival

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • May 4, 2011 10:35 AM
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Film submissions for the 2011 British Urban Film Festival (BUFF) are currently open until Monday, July 25.

Shadow & Act Cannes Film Festival Call & Countdown... 1 Week To Go!

  • By MsWOO
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  • May 4, 2011 9:00 AM
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Exactly 1 week from today, the festivities begin!

Watch Trailer For New Orleans Documentary "Bury The Hatchet"

  • By Cynthia Reid
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  • May 4, 2011 3:47 AM
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The documentary Bury The Hatchet just screened at the Canadian International Documentary Festival and won “Best Louisiana Feature Award” at the 2010 New Orleans Film Festival. Still on the festival circuit, the film gives a detailed look at an old New Orleans tradition.

Cannes 2011 Screening - "Sinking Sands"

  • By MsWOO
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  • April 28, 2011 7:19 AM
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I have been informed that Ghanaian born filmmaker, Leila Djansi, now resident in the US, will be screening her second feature film, Sinking Sands at Cannes Film Festival this year.

NY African Film Festival Resumes April 29th - May 1st at Maysles Cinema

  • By Jasmin
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  • April 28, 2011 6:42 AM
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Doc Watchers presents the next leg of the 18th Annual New York African Film Festival, April 29 through May 1st at the Maysles Cinema. The event includes the US Premiere of Zimbabwe's Forgotten Children and Q&A's with Peabody Award-winning filmmaker Xoliswa Sithole after the 7:30pm screenings on the 29th and 30th.

Cannes to Honor Egypt With New Slate of Films

  • By Jasmin
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  • April 28, 2011 4:44 AM
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Egypt will be the first of a new tradition to welcome a "Country of Honor" every year to the Festival de Cannes. A tribute to the country will be held on May 18 featuring a screening of 18 jours, a collaborative effort of short films from 10 Egyptian directors, 20 actors, six writers and a crew based on the January 25 revolution in Egypt.

Trailer/Preview - "Lord Byron" (A Tragiocomic Mind Melter)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • April 28, 2011 1:24 AM
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A film that made its debut at the Sundance Film Festival this year, although I didn't get to see it while I was there... Zach Godshall's Lord Byron, finally has a full trailer, although it's still somewhat cryptic. Then again, it's described as a "Tragicomic Mind Melter."

Tribeca Film Fest Review - "Sint" (St Nick As A Murderous Bishop)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • April 27, 2011 11:53 AM
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Screening in the Cinemania section of the festival is Dutch horror director, Dick Maas’ Sint (or Saint) – a mostly entertaining, though derivative thriller/chiller that reimagines St. Nicholas as a murderous medieval bishop, who’s eventually burned to death by the revolting villagers he'd long tormented. The act essentially curses the village and its people, as the bloodthirsty bishop, promises to fulfill his grisly promise to return and seek revenge against them, by reawakening every 32 years, on December 5th, the anniversary of his death, to kill off their descendants.