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European Children's Film Association Selects 2012 Award Winner

The European Children’s Film Association (EFCA) has selected the Belgian family feature “A pas de Loup” (“On the Sly”) for the inaugural EFCA Award for Best European Children’s Film of the Year.
  • By Justin Lowe
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  • February 13, 2012 12:35 AM
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Exclusive First Look at Poster for Melissa Leo's 'Francine,' Premiering at Berlin

Melissa Leo's "Francine," from directors Brian M. Cassidy and Melanie Shatzky, is premiering at the Berlin Film Festival February 13. Check out the new poster for the American-Canadian co-production...
  • By Sophia Savage
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  • February 9, 2012 2:59 PM
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Berlin Fest Lineup: Thornton's 'Jayne Mansfield's Car' in Competition, Plus Jolie's 'In the Land of Blood and Honey,' Herzog's 'Death Row'

The lineup for the 62nd Berlin International Film Festival is in place, with Benoit Jacquot’s period drama “Farewell My Queen” kicking off proceedings on February 9 at the festival’s Berlinale Palast.
  • By Matt Mueller
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  • February 8, 2012 1:15 PM
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'The Artist' Crew Hits Santa Barbara, Cinema Vanguard Awards, Fest Prize Winners

With seemingly unstoppable awards momentum behind Michel Hazanavicius’ “The Artist,” the film’s Oscar-nominated stars accepted the Santa Barbara International Film Festival’s annual Cinema Vanguard Award Saturday, thrilling a near-capacity house at the elegant Arlington Theatre on Saturday.
  • By Justin Lowe
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  • February 5, 2012 10:00 PM
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SXSW Full Line-Up: From Centerpiece '21 Jump Street' to Closer 'Big Easy Express'; Pierson Talks

Austin's South by Southwest Film Conference and Festival 2012 has selected its full-lineup (March 9-17), unspooling 130 features over nine days (see below).
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • February 1, 2012 3:09 PM
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Minnelli, Grey, Reynolds to Attend 2012 TCM Classic Movie Festival

Liza Minnelli, Joel Grey, Debbie Reynolds and "Baby Peggy" Diana Serra Cary will be attending the 2012 TCM Classic Film Festival, scheduled to take place in Hollywood from April 12-15. Film noir actresses Peggy Cummins, Rhonda Fleming and Marsha Hunt will also be on hand.
  • By Jacob Combs
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  • February 1, 2012 11:07 AM
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Martin Scorsese Accepts Santa Barbara's American Riviera Award, Grilled by Maltin

The Santa Barbara International Film Festival bestowed its American Riviera Award on Martin Scorsese on Monday at the end of a marathon evening.
  • By Myron North
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  • January 31, 2012 4:25 PM
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Sundance Reviews: 'The Debutante Hunters,' Neil Young, and 'We’re Not Broke'

It may go down as one of the oddest double-bills in Sundance history. Prior to the premiere of Karin Hayes’ and Victoria Bruce’s earnest and timely documentary about the broken corporate tax system in the U.S., “We’re Not Broke,” Sundance programmers chose to show a short subject documentary entitled, “The Debutante Hunters.”
  • By Charles Lyons
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  • January 30, 2012 5:26 PM
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Sundance Interview: Argentina's Armando Bo Talks 'The Last Elvis'

Argentine commercials director Armando Bo, who cowrote Alejandro Gonzales Inarritu's "Biutiful," had his moment in the spotlight at Sundance with his feature debut, the World Dramatic Competition entry, “The Last Elvis,” which Buena Vista is circling for Latin America and the world.
  • By Liza Foreman
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  • January 30, 2012 4:56 PM
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Sundance Award Winners: 'Beasts of the Southern Wild,' 'The Surrogate,' 'House I Live In,' 'Invisible War'

It couldn't have gone any other way. The standout film of Sundance 2012, "Beasts of the Southern Wild," took home the Sundance grand jury prize, along with a cinematography award for Ben Richardson.
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • January 28, 2012 11:43 PM
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