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Truly Free Film

  • By Sydney Levine
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  • February 11, 2013 3:30 PM
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Ted Hope has landed a peach of a job with the San Francisco Film Society. Here is his much distributed news on the Sundance track record of SFFS!

Some Like It Hot - Berlinale Talent Campus Call for Entries

  • By Peter Belsito
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  • July 23, 2012 6:20 PM
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The eleventh Berlinale Talent Campus will invite 300 emerging filmmakers from all over the world (directors, screenwriters, producers, distributors, actors, cinematographers, editors, production designers, sound designers/score composers, and film critics) during the 63rd Berlin International Film Festval February 9-14, 2013. This year's theme: "Some Like It Hot".

Global Film Initiative Summer 2012 Feature Film Production Grants-Application deadline: July 16, 2012

  • By Sydney Levine
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  • July 16, 2012 4:15 PM
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Applications are accepted for feature-length, narrative film projects in all stages of production by directors from eligible nations of Africa, Asia, the Caribbean, Central & Eastern Europe, Latin America, the Middle East and Oceania. Applications will be accepted until July 16, 2012, and granting decisions are announced in October 2012.*

BAFTA Los Angeles Inaugurates An Enhanced 3-Year Scholarship Program

  • April 18, 2012 10:30 AM
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To celebrate it's 25th anniversary, The British Academy of Film and Television Arts Los Angeles® (BAFTA Los Angeles) has announced a new three-year scholarship program for graduate students studying in the U.S. The annual program will grant a scholarship of $15,000, with a runner-up receiving $5,000, and two honorable mention scholarships of $1,500 each.

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.

Latino Today - Morelia Film Festival!

  • By Sydney Levine
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  • October 12, 2011 2:30 AM
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Variety reports on Morelia Film Festival's ninth edition October 15 - 23. I won't repeat the article here except to cite its place today as an exciting venue (hopefully not too exciting!!) to see new Latino, especially Mexican, films. The artistic director and founder Daniela Michel has quickly brought the festival an international reputation for welcoming filmmakers and their films. "The smartly programmed official selection captures very well the energy and diversity of contemporary Mexican independent film," notes critic and Museum of Moving Image editorial director Dennis Lim.

IDA Grants $75,000 of Pare Lorentz Doc Fund to 4 Docs

  • By Sydney Levine
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  • October 11, 2011 9:19 AM
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The International Documentary Association (IDA) announced the four feature-length documentary films selected to receive a total of $75,000 from the newly established Pare Lorentz Documentary Fund. The Fund was created with support from The New York Community Trust to illuminate pressing issues in the United States and to honor the legacy of the landmark documentary filmmaker Pare Lorentz.

Rajendra Roy - Chief Curator of the Department of Film, MOMA

  • By Sydney Levine
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  • October 10, 2011 10:29 AM
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By Guest Blogger Peter Belsito

Grants to Grab

  • By Sydney Levine
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  • October 10, 2011 2:07 AM
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Deadline October 10: At Tribeca Film Institute grants are available to support exceptional storytellers from the U.S. and around the world.How? Through funding: over a million dollars annually in grants for both narrative and documentary films and new media projects. Through real-world connections: In an era of the easy "Like" we create opportunities for filmmakers to genuinely connect with industry professionals and with each other. Through support: We offer guidance and provide one-on-one assistance through the filmmaking process.Why? Because well-told stories bring communities together. They captivate us, and they have the potential to cross cultural, religious and socioeconomic divides like nothing else.

Women to Watch: Nancy Gerstman U.S. Distributor

  • By Sydney Levine
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  • October 7, 2011 5:30 AM
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by Guest Blogger Peter Belsito

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