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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.

LatinoBuzz: Would you like hot sauce with your popcorn? Courting Latino Moviegoers

  • By Vanessa Erazo
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  • June 27, 2012 7:30 AM
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As the U.S. Latino population continues to grow, industries are eager to acquire their market whose purchasing power exceeds $1 trillion. And so the film industry is hungry to capitalize on the leading ethnic group driving theater sales, Latinos.

Gucci Tribeca Documentary Fund Announces 2012 Grantees

  • By Sydney Levine
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  • June 25, 2012 7:03 PM
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The Tribeca Film Institute (TFI) and Gucci announced the 2012 recipients selected for the Gucci Tribeca Documentary Fund. The Fund, now in its fifth year, provides finishing finances, year-round support and guidance to domestic and international documentary filmmakers with feature-length films highlighting and humanizing issues of social importance from around the world. Eight projects have been selected from a record 697 submissions from 56 countries to receive a total of $150,000, to be administered by the Tribeca Film Institute.

Berkeley Student goes to Cannes to serve as a Jurist and Critic

  • May 17, 2012 10:30 AM
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As the recipient of a College to Cannes award from the San Francisco Film Society and French Consulate, Ryan Lattanzio, freshly graduated from UC Berkeley, will take an all-expenses-paid trip to be a jurist and critic at the Cannes Film Festival wher he will share an apartment with three other students — from South Korea, Belgium and India — who together will select the 2012 Cannes “Visionary Award” for a fledgling independent filmmaker.

Whistler Film Festival Announces Call for Submissions

  • By Peter Belsito
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  • May 14, 2012 3:02 PM
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Canadian and International filmmakers are invited to submit films of all lengths and genres by the following deadlines: May 31 for early film submissions (discount on application); June 29 for short films; and July 6 for feature films.

New Contest from iThentic- Water: Take 1 Online Short Film Contest

  • March 27, 2012 2:48 PM
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Open call for the new online short film contest, Water: Take 1 has been opened by iThentic and Ventura Water located in Ventura, California, Limoneira’s Limco Del Mar, and Patagonia. This is an exciting and vital initiative that highlights our relationship with water and promotes upcoming water awareness, efficiency and recycling programs.

Venice Film Festival Announces its Market in a Crowded Fall Season

  • By Sydney Levine
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  • March 21, 2012 10:41 AM
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The Venice Film Festival's new artistic director Alberto Barbera has announced that France’s Pascal Diot will head the new Venice Film Market. TIFF goes on. In October, Rome has announced that Marco Mueller has been apppointed Director there and will soon reveal market plans. Moscow has also announced its Red Square Screenings will be held during this crowded fall season. The big question is, who will have the energy to attend yet another market?

Napa Valley Film Festival Carries On

  • By Peter Belsito
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  • March 2, 2012 12:10 PM
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A few weeks back I had the distinct pleasure of attending and serving on the jury of the premiere edition of Napa Valley Film Festival. I want to promote / publicize their 2nd outing later this year but first I want to use this forum to say why I think they at Napa – and events like them worldwide – are so important now.

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