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The Creative Coalition's Spotlight Initiative Selects - Trade of Innocents

  • By Sydney Levine
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  • August 31, 2012 10:30 AM
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The Creative Coalition announced today that monterey media’s TRADE of INNOCENTS, (ISA: Worldwide Film Entertainment), has been selected for the organization’s prestigious Spotlight Initiative. The film highlights the shocking reality of human trafficking.

Mumbai Film Festival

  • August 30, 2012 11:51 PM
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The Mumbai Film Festival (October 18 – 25, 2012) is the largest film festival in India with over 100,000 attending. The Festival is 14 years old itself but Reliance Big Entertainment, the company that backs both Dreamworks and IM Global, one of U.S.’s foremost international sales agents, has backed this festival for the last 4 years and the result is a scaled up festival.

Highlight on Innovative Filmmaker and Internet Pioneer, Tiffany Shlain

  • By Sydney Levine
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  • August 30, 2012 10:30 AM
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Tiffany directed the award-winning documentary CONNECTED, which was released last fall. She is also the founder of the Webby Awards, and has been honored by Newsweek as one of the “Women Shaping the 21st Century.”

LatinoBuzz: The New York International Latino Film Festival Honors Its Own At Awards Ceremony

  • By Vanessa Erazo
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  • August 30, 2012 1:47 AM
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The New York International Latino Film Festival ended its festivities by honoring various films at an Awards Ceremony last week. Prizes were handed out for Best Domestic Feature, Best International Feature, Best Director, Best Documentary, and Best Short.

Cinema Under Construction at San Sebastian from Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Mexico and Uruguay

  • By Sydney Levine
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  • August 29, 2012 10:30 AM
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Films in Progress is a program of aid to Latin American film running twice yearly, organized by the San Sebastian International Film Festival and the Rencontres Cinémas d'Amérique Latine in Toulouse. This edition a total of 94 film entries were received from 16 countries: Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Ecuador, France, Germany, Italy, Mexico, Peru, Spain, Uruguay and Venezuela. Six films have been selected to participate in Films in Progress 22 on September 25 and 26 at the 60th edition of the San Sebastian International Film Festival. This year's titles are: Asalto a la Fábrica de Caloventores (Argentina) by Estanislao Buisel; De Menor(Brazil) by Caru Alves de Souza; Gloria (Chile) by Sebastián Lelio, who already participated at the San Sebastian Festival with the film La Sagrada Familia (2005) in the Horizontes Latinos section; Las Horas Muertas (Mexico - Spain - France) by Aarón Fernández; Las Niñas Quispe (Chile - France - Argentina) by Sebastián Sepúlveda; and Tanta Agua (Uruguay) by Ana Guevara and Leticia Jorge, a film also selected for the last edition of Films in Progress 21 at the Rencontres Cinémas d'Amérique Latine in Toulouse. The following awards will be granted at Films in Progress 22:

Wide's "CLIP" censored by the Russian Ministry of Culture, will screen in Toronto

  • By Sydney Levine
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  • August 26, 2012 1:39 PM
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Clip, a Serbian arthouse movie that swept a prestigious European festival this year was banned from screening in Russia by the Culture Ministry, prompting allegations of censorship.  Banned over indecent language and scenes of drug and alcohol abuse, as well as “pornographic” depictions of sex between minors, the decision spells a new era for the Culture Ministry, headed since May by Vladimir Medinsky, a conservative-minded PR specialist with a controversial reputation.  The ban was signed by Deputy Culture Minister Ivan Demidov, known for his radical Orthodox Christian views, Sam Klebanov, the prospective Russian distributor of Maywin, said.

Inaugural Online Film Festival "The Shortlist"

  • By Sydney Levine
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  • August 26, 2012 10:30 AM
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The 12 finalists for the first annual “ShortList” Online Film festival, August 20 - September 4, 2012 include shorts prize winners from the Sundance Film Festival, SXSW, Venice Film Festival and the LA Film Festival, and come from the United States, Kenya, Italy, Brazil and elsewhere. The shorts will screen exclusively for an online voting audience on http://shortlistfilmfestival.com through Sept. 4.

LatinoBuzz: Interview with El Médico, a rapper, doctor, and star of El Médico: The Cubatón Story, playing at the New York International Latino Film Festival

  • By Vanessa Erazo
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  • August 15, 2012 7:30 AM
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Raynier Casamayor Griñán is a twenty something year-old doctor who lives high up in the Sierra Maestra mountains of Santiago de Cuba. Known as ‘El Médico’ he serves his community, treating patients at the town clinic and making home visits. But he longs to be a musician, a rapper, a reggaetonero.

LatinoBuzz: As Networks Struggle to Appeal to Latinos, the New York International Latino Film Festival Doesn't

  • By Vanessa Erazo
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  • August 14, 2012 8:54 PM
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Just a few days ago, The New York Times highlighted English-language television’s failure to attract Latino audiences in an article called “ NetworksStruggle toAppealtoHispanics”. As the fastest growing demographic whose purchasing power exceeds $1 trillion, it’s no surprise that, “...they desperately want to appeal to the more than 50 million Latinos in the United States...” What is hard to believe, though, is that they still haven’t figured out how to do it. It’s really not that difficult. We want to see true-to-life characters that reflect the diverse experience of Latinos, not stereotypes.

Nadia Tass Retrospective @ Aero Theatre August 16 & 17

  • By Sydney Levine
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  • August 13, 2012 11:00 AM
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Nadia Tass is honoured to have a retrospective of her films play at the American Cinematheque (Aero Theatre) in August. If you've never seen them but always wanted to, or if you've seen them and remember them fondly, then now is your chance to catch these classic Australian films (MALCOLM, THE BIG STEAL, AMY and MATCHING JACK) on the big screen in Santa Monica.

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