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Whistler Film Festival Unveils Starting Lineup and Industry Highlights!

  • By Peter Belsito
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  • August 15, 2014 2:00 PM
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The countdown has begun to Whistler’s 14th annual cinematic celebration. The Whistler Film Festival (WFF) returns December 3 to 7, 2014 and with just 16 weeks to go, the Festival is proud to offer a sneak peek at the first round of confirmed films and industry program highlights.

TIFF's 'The Last 5 Years' by Richard LaGravenese Sells Internationally

  • By Sydney Levine
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  • August 15, 2014 11:00 AM
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Brian O'Shea, CEO of The Exchange, has announced a slew of sales for the musical "The Last 5 Years". The film will have its world premiere at the 2014 Toronto International Film Festival in September.

Women to Watch: Cuban Producer Ivonne Cotorruelo

  • By Sydney Levine
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  • August 15, 2014 9:00 AM
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Ivonne Cortorruelo is a remarkably busy (and very happy) young producer epitomizing the energetic activities happening these days in Cuba.

'Get on Up' Lots of Loss, and a Whole Lot of Soul

  • By Sharon Abella
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  • August 14, 2014 7:30 PM
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The James Brown biopic starts off when a 55 year old James Brown reacts negatively to a tragic event that just took place in his life and storms into an insurance meeting. It is not until the end of the film that you piece the timeline of events together to understand why and how he behaved the way he did.

11 Things I Learned from Running 11 Crowdfunding Campaigns: Part 2

  • By Thomas Mai
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  • August 14, 2014 5:30 PM
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For the last two years Thomas Mai has worked at FanDependent, together with Josh Pomeranz from Spectrum Films to run Crowdfunding campaigns and Crowdsourced distribution through a grant from Screen Australia. Thomas has teamed up with Pozible to help five filmmakers reach a crowdfunding goal of a minimum $100,000 through the ‘Mission:Pozible’ program.

11 Things I Learned from Running 11 Crowdfunding Campaigns: Part 1

  • By Thomas Mai
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  • August 14, 2014 2:48 PM
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For the last two years Thomas Mai has worked at FanDependent, together with Josh Pomeranz from Spectrum Films to run Crowdfunding campaigns and Crowdsourced distribution through a grant from Screen Australia. Thomas has teamed up with Pozible to help five filmmakers reach a crowdfunding goal of a minimum $100,000 through the ‘Mission:Pozible’ program.

LatinoBuzz: Chilean Cinema at Locarno 2014

  • By Sydney Levine
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  • August 13, 2014 9:00 AM
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Continuing with the recent output of successful films in the international scene, Chilean Cinema is present at this year's Locarno Film Festival with several offerings.

Conversation with Armin Mueller-Stahl at the Locarno International Film Festival Winner of the Lifetime Achievement Award – Parmigiani

  • By Susan Kouguell
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  • August 12, 2014 11:30 AM
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The conversation took place on a sunny afternoon in Locarno on 8 August 2014 moderated by Ralf Schenk.

The Suha Arraf Affair

  • By Sydney Levine
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  • August 12, 2014 9:00 AM
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"One of the three major newspapers in Israel, "Haaretz" newspaper, decided to dedicate its weekend edition's editorial, to the Palestinian-Israeli filmmaker Suha Arraf and her film "Villa Touma" which the Film Fund supported and the Minister of Culture seems to be extremely unhappy."-Katriel Schory

Palm Springs International Film Society News!

  • By Sydney Levine
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  • August 11, 2014 6:30 PM
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The Palm Springs Film Society is getting ready for the upcoming 26th edition of the Palm Springs International Film Festival, here are some updates regarding passes, call for entries, and internships available.

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