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Ten Finalists for Scott Free's 'Your Film Festival' Head to Dubai & Venice Fests

Your Film Festival, launched by Ridley Scott's Scott Free Production and YouTube (with Emirates' sponsorship), will present the competition's winning film at this year's Venice Film Festival. Some three million YouTube users voted on fifty films (determined by Scott Free from 15,000 submissions) to narrow down the list to ten finalists...
  • By Sophia Savage
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  • August 1, 2012 3:41 PM
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Finally 'The Master' Joins Malick's 'To The Wonder,' De Palma's 'Passion' for Venice Competition

Harvey Weinstein is playing games. The marketing maestro didn't want Paul Thomas Anderson's "The Master" announced with the rest of the pack for The Venice Film Festival, which unveiled its competition line-up last week. Now "The Master" along with Terrence Malick’s “To The Wonder” will suck up the oxygen during the La Biennale.
  • By Anne Thompson and Matt Mueller
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  • July 30, 2012 1:22 PM
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Weekly Wrap: Venice and Toronto Announcements, 'Dark Knight Rises' Aftermath, Best Foreign Films of All Time & More

This week on TOH, we announced the much-anticipated lineups of the Toronto and Venice film festivals, looked at the opening weekend of "The Dark Knight Rises" and finally heard Michael Moore's take on the horrific Aurora shootings, conducted two Best Foreign Film polls and more.
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  • July 27, 2012 4:26 PM
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Venice's Restored Classic Lineup for 80th Fest Includes Welles, Hawks, Bergman, Rosselini and Cimino, In Person with 'Heaven's Gate'

In celebration of the Venice Film Festival's 80th anniversary, the fest will screen a program of restored classic films, titled "Venezia Classici." Included in the cinephile-dream lineup is Welles' "Chimes at Midnight," Bergman's "Fanny and Alexander," Hawks' "Gentlemen Prefer Blondes," Rosselini's "Stromboli" and Cimino's restored "Heaven's Gate."
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • July 25, 2012 2:51 PM
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Toronto Line-up Launches Oscar Race; What Will Show Up in Venice? Fantastic Fest?

Many likely Oscar contenders are spoken for in the Toronto line-up, from Ben Affleck's "Argo" to FDR tale "Hyde Park on Hudson." "Looper" may seem like an odd TIFF fest opener--the festival has stepped away from having to book Canadian films--unless you consider Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Bruce Willis walking the red carpet.
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • July 24, 2012 7:32 PM
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Sarah Polley's Family Mythology Documentary 'Stories We Tell' to Have Venice Premiere

Oscar nominee Sarah Polley's new documentary "Stories We Tell," a collaborative project with the National Film Board of Canada, will have its world premiere in the Venice Days program held during the Venice Film Festival (August 29-September 8).
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • July 24, 2012 12:50 PM
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