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2014 IDA Screening Series Opens/ Take the Lisa Kirk Colburn Challenge

  • By Sydney Levine
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  • August 25, 2014 12:30 PM
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Here are so IDA News including screening series and a great new initiative by Lisa Kirk Colburn

Onward and Upward for 'Forward Ever: The Killing of a Revolution'

  • By Sydney Levine
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  • August 11, 2014 2:00 PM
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As Executive Director of ttff, the Trinidad & Tobago Film Festival which he started eight years ago, Bruce Paddington saw it develop from showing 36 movies to showing more than 100. When he produced and directed "Forward Ever: The Killing of a Revolution", a film about the Grenada Revolution and the circumstances surrounding the execution of Maurice Bishop and his colleagues, he was acting on a burning desire to create a comprehensive record of the key events of the revolution, having been impressed with what he saw on his visit to the island during the revolutionary period. But he hadn’t counted on the overwhelming response that the film has received to date. Having been screened in ten countries in only nine months...

LatinoBuzz: Interview with 'Underwater Dreams' Filmmaker Mary Mazzio

  • By Juan Caceres
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  • August 1, 2014 11:20 AM
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LatinoBuzz got to see “Underwater Dreams” written and directed by Mary Mazzio, and narrated by Michael Peña. It is a beautiful story of how the sons of undocumented Mexican immigrants learned how to build an underwater robot from Home Depot parts. And then go on to defeat engineering powerhouse MIT in the process.

Sundance Institute to Host a Week of Creative Film Producing Initiatives July 28 – August 4, 2014

  • By Sydney Levine
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  • July 30, 2014 11:00 AM
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Nine Projects Selected for Creative Producing Labs, Ongoing Support and Granting; 40 Independent Filmmakers and 50 Industry Leaders Converge for Creative Producing Summit.

“Alive Inside: A Story of Music and Memory”

  • By Sharon Abella
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  • July 19, 2014 9:26 PM
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The film opened on Friday, July 18, 2014 at the Landmark Sunshine Theater in New York City, and on 80 screens throughout the United States.

Tribeca Documentary 'Virunga'

  • By Sharon Abella
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  • July 16, 2014 12:30 PM
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"Virunga” premiered at this years Tribeca Film Festival on April 17, 2014, in the WORLD DOCUMENTARY COMPETITION, and was graciously screened again, last night, with the generosity of Bennett Miller, the Cannes 2014 Winner for BEST DIRECTOR, for his latest film “Foxcatcher,” which will be released in November, 2014.

Diego Luna to Participate in the AMBULAN-THON!: A Google Hangout Version of the Ambulante Experience

  • By Carlos Aguilar
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  • July 13, 2014 2:21 PM
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With 72 hours to go on Kickstarter, Ambulante California will host a monumental Google Hangout that will include an incredible line-up of guest speakers. Filmmakers, festival programmers, and other renown industry personalities will share their excitement for the traveling documentary film festival in unique ways, aiming to inform people what this great event will entail and hopefully inspire them to support its crowd-funding campaign.

LatinoBuzz: Meet the Women Who Are Bringing Gael and Diego’s Ambulante Film Fest to the U.S.

  • By Vanessa Erazo
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  • July 9, 2014 9:00 AM
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A few months back, we told you that Ambulante — the traveling documentary film festival founded by Diego Luna, Gael Garcia Bernal, Elena Fortes, and Pablo Cruz — is crossing the border into the U.S. Well, now they need your help with the move to Los Angeles.

FilmBuff and Participant Media Announce the Multi-Platform Release of 'The Internet's Own Boy'

  • By Sydney Levine
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  • June 26, 2014 12:00 PM
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FilmBuff and Participant Media will have a multi-platform release of their compelling new documentary, “The Internet’s Own Boy” on Friday, June 27th followed by a broadcast television premiere on Participant’s television network, Pivot, later in 2014

June 23rd Marks The Season Premiere of POV Including Jason DaSilva's 'When I Walk'

  • By Sydney Levine
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  • June 22, 2014 8:00 AM
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The 27th season of the acclaimed POV series begins on Monday, June 23, 2014 at 10 p.m. on PBS and continues weekly through Sept. 22. The season, featuring 13 new independent nonfiction films and an encore broadcast, concludes with a special presentation in fall 2014.

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