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‘Tomoko’s Kitchen’ screens at the third annual HollyShorts Film Festival










Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) August 8, 2007

Award-winning director Shawna Baca screens her latest 35mm short film Tomoko’s Kitchen at this year’s annual HollyShorts film festival in Los Angeles, CA. Tomoko’s Kitchen, a dramedy starring Cassandra Peterson (Elvira), David Lander (Laverne & Shirley), and newcomer Tomo Kawaguchi, is about the daily hustle and bustle of life screeching to a halt when an apartment building’s security doors malfunction and a group of disparate residents discover how oven-fresh cinnamon rolls can change destinies.

Tomoko’s Kitchen premiered at the 2007 Cannes Film Festival-Short Film Corner and won the Audience Choice Award from the 2007 Emerging Filmmakers Short Film Festival.

HollyShorts Film Festival will be held at the Cinespace Digital Superclub and will be hosted by LATV network VJ Viviana Vigil. Screenings begin at noon and there will be an After Party from 8pm-12am hosted by renowned hip hop DJ Biz Markie.

Tickets are available through HollyShorts at Acteva.com. For specific screening times please visit http://www.hollyshorts.com

Sunday, August 12, 2007

1:00-2:00 p.m.

Cinespace Digital Superclub

6356 Hollywood Blvd

Los Angeles, CA 90028

Lunch reservations recommended (323.817.FILM)

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The 2010 International Experimental Media Congress, the first Congress of its kind since the 1989 Toronto Experimental Film Congress, will assemble film, video, new media artists, theorists, archivists, and curators from around the world, who will be in Toronto through April 11 for panels and discussions related to experimental media production, exhibition, dissemination, criticism, pedagogy and reception. The International Film Festival Summit (IFFS) is an annual conference and trade show for professionals from the film festival industry who will be in Amsterdam through April 9 to participate in presentations, interactive panel discussions and networking events, and to look forward to the Dinner With Strangers event that allows attendees a unique and fun opportunity to meet and dine with festival colleagues from all over the world. The 2010 French Quarter Festival, opening April 9-11, highlights New Orleans’ signature music, food, and culture in the historic neighborhood, mostly by a musical smorgasbord of jazz, r&b, funk, folk, opera, gospel, blues, and brass bands, but also with over 105 food and beverage booths located in Jackson Square, Woldenberg Riverfront Park, and the Louisiana State Museum’s Old U.S. Mint, forming the “World’s Largest Jazz Brunch” with local cuisines from the area’s finest restaurants including such festival favorites as Jambalaya, Crawfish Bread, Gumbo, Red Beans and Rice, Muffaletta, Crawfish, and more.

The annual National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) conference and expo for professionals who create filmed entertainment, and the development, management and delivery of content across all mediums and platforms, happens this year from April 10-15 in Las Vegas. Comic strip icon, Stan Lee (co-creator of Spider-Man, The Incredible Hulk, X-Men, The Fantastic Four, Iron Man, Daredevil, Silver Surfer), will be at this year’s event, and the NAB Education Foundation (NABEF) in partnership with the Broadcast Education Association (BEA) and Radio-Television Digital News Association (RTDNA) will host its annual spring Career Fair at the NAB Show. Nailing Jello Productions conducts a short film screening, fundraiser and panel discussion on how independent filmmakers are using social and emerging media to fundraise, market and distribute their films at an event conducted in New York City on April 14. Tours and activities in Wine Country sets the theme for the Sonoma International Film Festival as activities interwoven into the festival’s daily screenings, happening April 14-18. Leading off the Sonoma Festival will be the world premiere of the documentary, “Coals to Newcastle”, about one of Britain’s cutting-edge funk bands, the New Mastersounds, who will be in town for the festival and perform live after the screening.

The Beverly Hills Film Festival, a competition festival dedicated to showcasing non-studio films and screenplays of emerging filmmakers in the city generally recognized as the headquarters for VIPs to the motion picture industry, is now in its tenth year, opening for a run from April 14-18, while treating festival goers to nightly theme parties, seminars, and a charity benefit. Nashville Film Festival, an Academy qualifier for short films, opens April 15 this year, through April 22, and because it takes place in “Music City” it is only natural that part of the focus be on music in films. So in addition to the many films about music and the Music Films in Music City awards, NaFF presents showcases, workshops, and other events where songwriters and artists come together with film professionals from Hollywood and around the world to promote collaboration. The 45th Academy of Country Music Awards will broadcast live from the MGM Grand Garden Arena, Las Vegas on CBS television network Sunday, April 18 at 8 pm (EST), hosted by Reba McEntire. For those fortunate to attend the Awards live in Las Vegas, the ACM All-Star Jam follows the award ceremony featuring impromptu performances from artists who participated in the Awards show. Mediabistro hosts an April 20 L.A. Cocktail Party for professionals in the media industry.  Conversation will be geared toward the latest media industry developments as party hosts, Write On! Online freelance writer, Debra Eckerling, and Kaiser Permanente senior web editor, Michelle Thatcher, help you enjoy yourself and make some great connections.

The mission of the Rincón International Film Festival is to support and promote culture and the arts in Puerto Rico through the medium of film. Rincón, Puerto Rico is also a Surfer’s paradise, so the festival is also looking to screen great surfing films, particularly at the beachfront resorts that will be used as screening venues during the festival run, April 20-25. The Indian Film Festival of Los Angeles (IFFLA) is a nonprofit organization devoted to a greater appreciation of Indian cinema and culture by showcasing films, honoring entertainment industry performers and business executives, and promoting the diverse perspectives of the Indian diaspora. Awards will be presented on April 22 (the festival itself runs April 20-25) at the IFFLA Industry Leadership Award Luncheon held at the House of Blues in Los Angeles. The show will include performances by TAAL Dance Collective. Championing the short film format, Filmfest Dresden promotes a film category which is mostly disregarded by cinemas and television. This year, Filmfest Dresden is supplementing its film programmes with an extensive range of special events discussions, receptions and get-togethers such as on April 22 when the Saxony Film Association, the German Short Film Association, Filmfest Dresden, the School-goers Cinema Dresden, the Dresden Narrow Gauge Festival and other institutes are holding a reception where people will have an opportunity to get together for mutual exchanges.

As it usually does, the Tribeca Film Festival in New York will host many free events during its run from April 21 to May 5, for film fans and families, including: Tribeca Drive-In, an outdoor screening series that takes place at the World Financial Center Plaza, where you can watch professional salsa dancers, listen to live salsa music, enter dancing contests, and even take salsa lessons, following the screening of the HBO documentary The Spirit of Salsa. Then there will be the Tribeca Talks: Industry panels touching on all aspects of the filmmaking trade, and The Tribeca/ESPN Sports Day. Opening on April 22 until April 26, Palm Beach International Film Festival, started in 1996 to give the area a foothold in the film industry as well as to benefit the area’s community schools through grant and scholarship awards, will emphasize its newly formed Friends of the PBIFF, which offers an array of fun-filled events to raise funds and awareness on a year-round basis for the PBIFF. Founded in 1957, the San Francisco International Film Festival, running April 22 to May 6, is thought to be one of the longest-running film festival in the Americas. This year, SFIFF has an line-up of narrative feature films, live action and animated shorts, television and theatrical documentaries, experimental work, digital media, and industry panels, seminars, awards events, onstage tributes, retrospectives, and the well regarded Schools at the Festival program, which brings an estimated 4,200 grade school students into the festival.

ShowBiz Expo Los Angeles is the west coast counterpart to the show held in New York City in March — but runs for two days, April 24-25. Like New York the Los Angeles Expo includes a wide range of networking opportunities including the Exhibit Hall, Workshops/Seminars, Round Table Discussions, Headshot Displays, etc., and most importantly, live audition opportunities for which there is limited enrollment on a first come basis. MUSEEXPO 2010 will be in Los Angeles from April 25-28, and will incorporate the intimate format that marked its beginnings as organic networking dinners organized by A&R Network and A&R Worldwide architect Sat Bisla, aimed at bringing together friends and like-minded relationships from the global radio, A&R, film/TV music supervision, publishing, new media and artist management communities. In London on April 27, noted film director and FOCAL International’s Chair of Patrons, Lord David Putnam, opens the FOCAL International Awards festivities with a champagne reception sponsored by AP Archive, followed by a three-course dinner. FOCAL was formed in 1985 as an international, non-profit professional trade association representing commercial film/audiovisual, stills and sound libraries. The black tie and evening cocktail attire affair ends late with an after party also sponsored by AP Archive.

The above events are only a sample of what is fully listed. Complete details are on the “Media, Entertainment and Performing Arts Industry News and Events” page. Video and podcast versions of this news summary are also available at popular video sites around the Web like MySpace, YouTube, Daily Motion, as well as on The Actor’s Checklist podcast blog. Follow the posting of the news summary on Twitter. Last month on the video news summary you saw new video from newly released single on iTunes – Make Your Move – from UK’s soulful, R&B songstress, Bukola. Music producing Padded Cell Productions of Toronto with a newly released art film, Jane Doe. And there was the “spiritual fusion of acoustic sitar experimental chanting spoken word improvisation”  of Scot Aaron and Govinda Schlegel who form Shaman Strings. These videos are now available on the Free Home Video Showcase which now serves as an archive for all past video presentations but without the audio news narration.

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Explore Talent Recognizes the International Student Film Festival Hollywood as a Great Opportunity For Upcoming Filmmakers










Hollywood, CA (PRWEB) April 10, 2006

The International Student Film Festival Hollywood http://www.isffhollywood.com offers student filmmakers from all over the world an opportunity to make their own films and have them recognized by film industry leaders. Their goal is to serve as an international liaison between students and insiders to the industry.

The North Hollywood based-festival is an annual event organized by a California Nonprofit Corporation (ISFFH) and supplemented by the sales of hats, T-shirts, bags and other items pertaining to the festival’s promotion and advertisement.

Categories for the festival competition include: feature length films or videos, short films or videos, documentary films or videos, animations, and music videos. Student films will be showcased either through their video and/or film presentations. Foreign films or videos not produced in English require English subtitles.

Submitting a film requires the student to download a submission form that establishes the guidelines to the festival.

Films are judged by a carefully selected jury panel made up of professional film teachers, filmmakers, directors, producers, actors, distributors, agents, film critics and journalists.

Awards are given in the following areas: Best Feature, Best Short, Best Documentary, Best Animation, Best Music Video, Best Director, Best Cinematography, Best Editing, and Best Screenplay. Prizes and scholarships are also awarded to the winners in each category.

The submission deadline for films is August 31, 2006. Films are shown from November 1st –5th in a location chosen in the NoHo arts district.

Interested parties are encouraged to go to http://www.isffhollywood.org or http://www.ifihollywood.org for more information. Related industry information can be found at http://www.exploretalent.com or http://www.film-casting.net.

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CANADA’S GOLDEN SHEAF AWARD WINNERS
1994


BEST OF FESTIVAL ... IT'S A TIE!

FOLK ART FOUND ME
Director:	Alex Busby
Producer:	Alex Busby & Mike Mahoney
Production Co:	Wisdom Teeth Productions
		P.O. Box 233, Station M
		Halifax, NS
		B3J 2M4
		Phone:	(902) 426-6001

A direct and humourous documentary that allows the artist to
explain what real folk art is.  A celebration of the creative
will, whether it's considered genuine, base or vulgar, and the
need to express oneself.  It snaps along with a great wit and
is, in the end, an inspiration for everybody.

THE MIGHTY RIVER
Director:	Frederic Back
Producer:	Hubert Tison
Production Co:	Societe Radio-Canada
		1400 est, boul. Rene Levesque 17e etage
		Montreal, PQ
		H2L 2M2
		Phone: (514) 597-4383

Viewers marvelled at "Crac!" and at "The Man who Planted Trees".
Now Back has created a film that is even more wondrous, even
more poetic.  This time he gazes lovingly on waters that find
their way to the wide-open sea, on the waters of the majestic
St. Lawrence River.  This voyage through time and space bears
the name "The Might River".

BEST ART DIRECTION - Russell Chick
BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY - Maris Jansons
BEST ARTS / ENTERTAINMENT

KURT BROWNING: YOU MUST REMEMBER THIS
Director:	Joan Tosoni
Producer:	John Brunton
Production Co:	Canadian Broadcasting Corporation
		205 Wellington Street West
		Toronto, ON
		M5V 3G7
		Phone: (416) 205-3522

Four time world champion Kurt Browning and guest stars
including Olympic champion Kristi Yamaguchi and Canadian
champion Josee Chouinard.  Highlights include a spoof of rocker
Robert Palmer's most celebrated music video; a stunning black

and white salute to the U.S. film noir genre of the 40's; and
Browning's dazzling homage to movie musical legend Gene Kelly.

BEST DIRECTION  - Ron Meraska
SUPERCHANNEL SCRIPT AWARD OF $  1,000 - Richard Mortimer
THE SCN ELIZABETH LOWRY AWARD OF $  500
BEST EDUCATIONAL / INSTRUCTIONAL

aidSCARE aidsCARE
Director:	Ron Meraska
Producer:	Lynn Harvey
Production Co:	Canadian Broadcasting Corporation
		P.O. Box 500, Station "A"
		Toronto, ON
		M5W 1E6

An hour long entertainment special featuring rap and rock music
plus off-the-wall comedy.  The entertainment for teens is
underscored by a strong message of safe sex and AIDS.

BEST ORIGINAL MUSIC SCORE
SPECIAL JURY AWARD
BEST DOCUMENTARY UNDER 30 MINUTES

FOLK ART FOUND ME
Director:	Alex Busby
Producer:	Alex Busby / Mike Mahoney
Production Co:	Wisdom Teeth Productions
		P.O. Box 233, Station M
		Halifax, NS
		B3J 2M4
		Phone: (902) 426-6001

A direct & humorous documentary that allows the artist to
explain what real folk art is.  A celebration of the creative
will, whether it's considered genuine, base or vulgar, and the
need to express oneself.  It snaps along with a great wit &
is, in the end, an inspiration for everybody.

BEST SOUND - Michel Descombes & Luc Boudrias
BEST ANIMATION 

THE MIGHTY RIVER
Director:	Frederic Back
Producer:	Hubert Tison
Production Co:	Societe Radio-Canada
		1400 est, boul. Rene Levesque 17e etage
		Montreal, PQ
		H2L 2M2
		Phone: (514) 597-4383

Viewers marvelled at "Crac!" and at "The Man who Planted Trees".
Now Back has created a film that is even more wondrous, even
more poetic.  This time he gazes lovingly on waters that find
their way to the wide-open sea, on the waters of the majestic
St. Lawrence River.  This voyage through time and space bears
the name "The Might River".

BEST VIDEOGRAPHY
BEST DOCUMENTARY BY A BROADCASTER

RED CAPITALISM
Director:	Mark Starowicz
Producers:	Mark Starowicz / Julia Bennett
Production Co:	Canadian Broadcasting Corporation
		Documentary Unit
		4A-100 Broadcasting Centre
		205 Wellington Street West
		Toronto, ON
		M5V 3G7
		Phone: (416) 205-8838 / 205-8864

China will dwarf other countries in our lifetimes; the
documentary team set out to put a human face to an economic
revolution by telling the stories of the people struggling to
make it in the booming and corrupt city of Shenzhen.

THE ANTOINETTE (NETTIE) KRYSKI CANADIAN
  HERITAGE AWARD OF $  500
THE NATIONAL FILM BOARD KATHLEEN
  SHANNON AWARD OF $  1,000
BEST MULTICULTURAL / RACE RELATIONS

NUHONIYEH: OUR STORY
Director:	Allan Code / Mary Code
Producer:	Allan Code / Mary Code
Production Co:	Treeline Productions
		Tadoule Lake, MB
		R0B 2C0
		Phone: (204) 684-2008
		Fax:     (204) 684-2008

A people displaced, degraded and almost destroyed by Government
policy to divide them from their land and livelihood.  The
story of the Sayisi Dene, recounted by the survivors.

BEST PERFORMANCE - Linda Roy

UNE NUIT AVEC TOI
(ONE NIGHT WITH YOU)
Director:	Claude Demers
Producer:	Martin Paul-Hus
Production Co:	Amerique Film
		3575 St. Laurent, Mtl #314
		Montreal, PQ
		H2X 2T7
		Phone: (514) 844-0302

Un Homme, Deux Femmes.  Une Nuit.  Antoine est épris de Pamela
et d'Anne-Isabelle avec qui il n'ete de couper le ponts.
Alors qu'il rentre d'une soirée avec Pamela, un appel d'Anne-
Isabelle vient tout chambarder.

BEST EDITING

ELVIS: AIRBORNE
Director:	Brownen Hughes
Producer:	Morgan Earl
Production Co:	Glen-Warren Entertainment
		Box 9 - Station O
		Toronto, ON
		M4A 2M9
		Phone: (416) 299-2172

An intimate profile on Elvis Stojko.   The Special explores
Elvis' personal and professional life amidst the physical and
emotional strain of shooting for Olympic Gold.

BEST CHILDREN'S PRODUCTION

THE BIGGEST LITTLE TICKET
Director:	Robert Lang
Producer:	Robert Lang / Peter Weyman
Production Co:	Lyric Film & Video Inc.
		490 Adelaide St. W., Suite 304
		Toronto, ON
		M5V 1T2
		Phone: (416) 362-9822

A magic ticket takes a young girl on an adventure to an
enchanted theatre where she meets a Troll, a Dragon, and is
treated to a concert by Fred Penner, Bob Munsch, Rockapella and
other greats.

BEST COMMERCIAL (UNDER 2 MINUTES)

GAMBIT / LA COMBINE (90 seconds)
Director:	F.W. Samms
Producer:	Dept. Of Foreign Affairs & International Trade
Production Co:	Dept. Of Foreign Affairs & International Trade
		BCC - C2, Room 120
		125 Sussex Drive
		Ottawa, ON
		K1A 0G2
		Phone: (613) 943-0052

The promise of quick cash lures Renee and Paul into bringing
drugs back to Canada.  In a tragic twist of fate, they find out
that the risks and consequences of drug involvement are much
greater than they had anticipated.

BEST DOCUMENTARY OVER 30 MINUTES

NO MAN'S LAND
Director:	Shelley Saywell
Producer:	Shelley Saywell
Production Co:	Bishari Film Productions Inc.
		238 Davenport Road, #367
		Toronto, ON
		M5R 1J6
		Phone: (416) 964-6568

A focus on female war correspondents, their commonalities of
experience and personal sacrifice.  Less surprising than
thought provoking.

BEST DRAMA OVER 30 MINUTES

A CITY OF TONGUES
Director:	Lewis Cohen / Joshua Dorsey
Producer:	Lewis Cohen
Production Co:	Big Fan Film
		#14 Palmerston Gardens
		Toronto, ON
		M6G 1V9
		Phone: (416) 588-3544

Jammed from head to tail with bold colour canvasses, stark
black & white landscapes and erotic video jolts "A City Of
Tongues" is the story of Chantal's journey through a series of
alienating and abusive relationships with men.

BEST DRAMA UNDER 30 MINUTES

THE ROWBOAT RIDE
Director:	Jacques Fournier
Producer:	Christiane Hameline
Production Co:	Bloom Films
		318 Sherbrooke East
		Montreal, PQ
		H2X 1E6
		Phone: (514) 982-9770

"The Rowboat Ride" is a turning point in the life of Lara, the
grandmother, her two daughters, Halina and Katherine, and Amy,
the daughter of the latter.  Forced to submit to Katherine's
implacalbe decisions on their behalf, Lara and Amy, linked by
their lack of power, take off for a boat ride during which the
grandmother startles her granddaughter with a distressing
revelation about her past.

BEST EXPERIMENTAL

LOULOU: PRISONNIÉRE DE SES PASSIONS
Director:	Sylvie Peltier
Producer:	Melanie McCaig / Shelley Kirk
Production Co:	Sylvie Peltier
		2693 Oxford
		Vancouver, BC
		V5K 1N2
		Phone: (604) 251-9006

Memories of a goldfish named LouLou lead to a woman's fish-eyed
exploration of her grandmother's life and passions.

BEST INDUSTRIAL / PROMOTIONAL

A WEB NOT A LADDER
Director:	Bonnie Dickie
Producer:	Chantal Bowen
Production Co:	National Film Board of Canada
		3155 Côte de Liesse
		St. Laurent, PQ
		H4N 2N4
		Phone: (514) 283-9805 / 283-9806

Featuring the personal stories and experiences of six women who
won and operate successful businesses.  "A Web Not A Ladder"
offers suggestions on everything from how to deal with sexist
loan policies of major lending institutions to business ethics
and personal goals.  While acknowledging the social barriers
that women entrepreneurs still face, this video celebrates
their strengths and accomplishments.

BEST MUSIC VIDEO

I WOULD DIE FOR YOU
Director: 	Jeth Weinrich
Producer:	Braun Farnon
Production Co:	Red Motel Pictures
		801 - 17th Ave. S.W.
		Calgary, AB
		T2T 0A1
		Phone: (403) 541-0151

BEST PUBLIC AFFAIRS

CBC NEWSWATCH: DEADBEAT DADS
Producer:	Gerry Wagschal
Production Co:	Canadian Broadcasting Corporation
		1400 Rene Levesque Blvd. East
		Room B96-1
		Montreal, PQ
		H2L 2M2
		Phone: (514) 597-6378

The story unmasks a classic deadbeat dad.  He works 9-6, boasts
about his flotilla of boats, but says he can't afford to
support his daughter.

BEST SCIENCE / NATURE

BATTLE FOR THE TREES
Director:	John Edginton
Producer:	Gillian Darling / Jack Silberman
Production Co:	Sarus Productions Ltd.
		RR 1, G-46
		Bowen Island, BC
		V0N 1G0
		Phone: (604) 947-2914

This film travels to the heart of one of Canada's most
contentious environmental crises - the struggle to protect
British Columbia's disappearing rain forest.  Through personal
accounts of people close to the issue, the film explores the
controversy and solutions to the war in the woods.

BEST TELEVISION DRAMATIC TV SERIES EPISODE

THE ODYSSEY: BUT WHERE IS HERE (Episode 21)
Director:	Steve DiMarco
Producer:	Michael Chechik
Production Co:	Water Street Pictures Ltd.
		#204 - 11 Water Street
		Vancouver, BC
		V6B 1A7
		Phone: (604) 681-6543

Twelve year old Jay Ziegler falls from a treefort and goes into
a coma.  As he lies unconscious in hospital, watched over by
doctors, his mother and friends, Jay's mind journeys to another
world.  His two worlds are strangely parallel, except that
there are no adults in his new existence, and children live in
tribe-like clubs, supervised from a distant tower by the
mysterious fifteen year old Brad and his ‘Monitors'.

THE BEST OF SASKATCHEWAN

THE GRANDFATHER'S CHILDREN
Director:	Chris Triffo
Producer:	Chris Triffo
Production Co:	Partners in Motion
		2758 Partridge Cres.
		Regina, SK
		S4R 8J5
		Phone: (306) 545-2228

This music video relates directly to the spirit of the over
4500 Indigenous Athletes who participated in the 1993 North
American Indigenous Games which were held in Prince Albert, SK
in the summer of 1993.

SPECIAL JURY AWARDS

CHILDREN OF JERUSALEM: YACOUB
Director:	Beverly Shaffer
Producer:	Beverly Shaffer / Colin Neale
Production Co:	National Film Board of Canada
		3155 Côte de Liesse
		St. Laurent, PQ
		H4N 2N4
		Phone: (514) 283-9805 / 283-9806

A portrait of 9 year old Yacoub, a Christian Palestinian who
lives in the old city of Jerusalem.  "Children of Jerusalem"
will help children to recognize their similarities and to
respect cultural, racial and religious differences.

LAWN AND ORDER
Director:	Adrienne Mitchell / Janis Lundman
Producer:	Adrienne Mitchell / Janis Lundman
Production Co:	Lawn and Order Films
		110 Spadina Avenue, #800
		Toronto, ON
		M5K 2K4
		Phone: (416) 360-1126

Journeying through cities, suburbs, plains and desert, "Lawn
And Order" is a fun, hilarious and touching documentary which
reveals the zany and obsessive fascination North Americans have
with their front yard.

RETURN TO THE WARSAW GHETTO
Director:	Steve Paikin
Producer:	Steve Paikin
Production Co:	TV Ontario
		2180 Younge Street
		Toronto , ON
		M4T 2T2
		Phone:	(416) 484-2600

On April 19, 1993 tens of thousands of Jews, from around the
world, including 150 from Canada, gathered in Warsaw, Poland to
observe the 50th anniversary of the Ghetto Uprising.  We follow
three families through their odyssey in Warsaw and watch as the
older generation comes to terms with it's past and tries to
pass on its knowledge and experience to the younger generation.

SPACE FOR FOUR
Director:	Andrew Cochrane
Producer:	Andrew Cochrane
Production Co:	Andrew Cochrane Associates ltd.
		1820 Hollis Street, Suite 300
		Halifax, NS
		B3J 1W4
		Phone(902) 421- 9777

What does it take to become an astronaut?  When the Canadian
Space Agency asked for applications, over 5300 people responded
to find out.  Only four would be chosen.  The film maker
gained rare access to the Canadian astronaut selection process
as 20 remarkable finalists try to beat greater than 1300 - 1
odds to get a seat on the space shuttle.

THE BELLRINGER
Director:	Michael Gibson
Producer:	Brenda Sherwood
Production Co:	Bellringer Productions Inc.
		160 Wineva Avenue
		Toronto, ON
		M4E 2T4

A young boy develops magical powers throught the bell on his
tricycle, powers that help him to finally overcome the fear of
his dead father.

THE SISTERS
Director:	Penny McCann
Producer:	Penny McCann
Production Co:	Drowning Ladies Productions
		145 Clarence Street, # 207
		Ottawa, ON
		K1N 1B7
		Phone:	(613) 562-8130

Set in Eastern Ontario in 1917 and present- day, "The Sisters"
is a haunting tale of the ties that bind women and sisters
together.  From etchings on a gravestone we are drawn into the
lives of the Hagan sisters and the tragic story of their shared
young deaths.  In a compelling blend of women's socail history
and drama.  "The Sisters uses evocative and sensuous imagery to
reveal a story that is at once both poignant and celebratory.

THEM THAT'S NOT: SINGLE WOMEN AND THE WELFARE SYSTEM
Director:	Christene Brown
Producer:	Silva Basmajian
Production Co:	National Film Board of Canada
		3155 Côte de Liesse
		Ville St- Laurent, PQ
		H4N 2N4
		Phone:	(514) 283-9438

This documentary on the state of poverty among women and
children in Canada examines the welfare system as a perpetuator
of a set financial status.  A cry for change in an inadequate
program, "Welfare Mother" looks at issues of racism and sexism
within the context of the system while exploring the increasing
trouble presented by our national economic state and the poor
response of the welfare institution.  Through interviews with
the welfare recipients, major areas of difficulty are cited as
inefficiency, lack of incentive and absence of opportunity for
recipients to seek and secure alternatives to the income
provided through welfare.


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Cyberspace Film Festival Pioneers Simultaneous Internet / Direct-To-DVD Talent Showcase










Lehigh Valley, PA (PRWEB) October 28, 2006

The Cyberspace Film Festival embraces forthcoming Hollywood film distribution trends by conducting a simultaneous Internet / direct-to-DVD showcase of emerging digital filmmaking talent.

Jessica Lynn Ferringer and E. Stephen Zeiner pioneer a new genre of film festival that offers unprecedented exposure and recognition to all participants.

Every short film that is submitted by the December 15, 2006 deadline will be viewable online by the general public. In addition, everyone who participates in the film festival will receive a DVD with the top 25 short films that were submitted as well as other bonus content.

Commenting on the unique format of the Cyberspace Film Festival, co-founder Jessica Lynn Ferringer states: “Some traditional film festival venues offer excellent in-person networking opportunities for aspiring filmmakers. However, the vast majority of traditional film festivals offer little in the way of recognition, feedback, or exposure for the countless thousands of filmmakers whose work is not selected for a festival screening. We wanted to offer an alternative to that.”

The two got to work and the Cyberspace Film Festival website opened its virtual doors on October 25, 2006 and is accepting submissions through December 15, 2006.

The web address is: http://www.cyberspace-film-festival.com/

Creating short films is faster, cheaper, and easier than ever before. Thanks to advances in digital video technology, individuals can shoot, edit, and publish a short film faster than ever before.

With the speed and ease of creating short films has come a surge in submissions to traditional big screen film festivals. Only a fraction of the films submitted to traditional film festivals are ever seen by the general public.

The purpose of the Cyberspace Film Festival is to showcase all submissions via the Internet, and to appropriately recognize excellence by including the top 25 short films on the official festival DVD that is mailed to all who participate in the festival.

About Cyberspace Film Festival:

Founded in mid-2006 by Jessica Lynn Ferringer and E. Stephen Zeiner, the Cyberspace Film Festival attracts digital filmmakers from around the world to participate in a simultaneous Internet / direct-to-DVD showcase of emerging digital filmmaking talent. Ms. Ferringer is originally from Seoul, South Korea and Mr. Zeiner is originally from San Juan, Puerto Rico. The two met in New York City and founded the Cyberspace Film Festival soon thereafter.

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One of the most celebrated events in Melbourne, the Melbourne International Film Festival (MIFF) is a world famous film extravaganza held yearly in this vibrant city in Australia. Being the country’s largest film festival, the event is a celebration of a diverse mix of cultures as it features more than 400 movies from over 50 different countries and also is the largest display of Australian cinema. This critically acclaimed festival, was founded in 1951, is one of the oldest of its kind in the world and is definitely worth a trip to Melbourne to experience its magic.

Thousands of tourists stream in to witness the festival making it a joyous event that contributes millions of dollars to the Melbourne economy. The MIFF also remains a member of Melbourne’s top 4 film festivals. Last year the film festival which was the 57th annual one was held between July 25th and 10th August 2008. This year it will be held from 24th July to 9th August 2009, and is great time to plan a visit to Melbourne and be part of this event.

Some of the popular awards presented at the festival include the awards for feature films and documentary movies. A competition for short films of different categories is also held, though largely the festival remains non-competitive. Catering to all ages, the festival has a special feature where certain recent international films are shown that specifically appeal to younger teens, enabling the festival to become a family experience.

Apart from the actual film showings, the event casts a party like atmosphere across the whole city with its many parties and celebrations that are bound to make your stay in the city an entertaining and thrilling one.

If you plan to visit Melbourne to be part of this special movie extravaganza, the Langham Hotel Melbourne provides a luxurious base from which to conveniently access the place where MIFF will be held. The hotel is a preferred and more popular choice among visitors amid the many hotels in Melbourne due to its relaxing and elegant atmosphere.

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SAE Sponsors Best Digital Short Award at 14th Annual Raindance Film Festival










London, UK (PRWEB) September 15, 2006

The Raindance Film Festival is in its 14th year and again proves to be an exciting industry event with 80 of the best independent feature films and 150 short films. The festival will also be host to a Q & A with film producers and actors, industry panel seminars, Stanley Kubrick screenings and networking opportunities. The Jury for this year’s event includes Lou Reed, Dame Judi Dench, Marky Ramone and Kevin Macdonald to name a few.

SAE, as part of its commitment to the digital film industry has joined the Raindance Film Festival to recognise those filmmakers who are using digital media to produce short films. “We feel that digital film making is the future of this industry and therefore would like to recognise those who are embracing the technology and using it creatively in their films,” comments SAE London Manager Matthias Postel.    

SAE offers courses in Digital Film Making at two of its UK campuses and elsewhere around the world. The courses are based on the latest technology in digital film such as green screens, HD cameras, Editing and Compositing software and visual effects lighting technology. SAE offers both a diploma and a degree course with degree programmes validated by Middlesex University.    

For more information on the Raindance Film Festival please visit http://www.raindancefilmfestival.org

For additional information about SAE visit http://www.sae.edu

Contact:

Angi Kuzma

Marketing Manager

SAE Institute London

United House

North Road

London

N7 9DP

Phone: 0207 609 2653

Fax: 0207 609 6944

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box[ur]shorts Announces 1st Awards Night in Hollywood — International Festival ‘Boxes’ Short Films, Creates New Platform for Viewers at Restaurants, Coffee Houses & Laundromats











Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) December 1, 2006

box[ur]shorts Film Festival, a yearlong short film exhibition taking place internationally at restaurants, bars, coffee houses and laundromats in cities from Los Angeles and New York to Basel, Switzerland and Hiroshima, Japan, today announced its first annual awards night will take place at the Karma Coffeehouse, 1544 N Cahuenga Blvd, in Hollywood on Tuesday, December 19. Doors open at 6 pm and the event starts at 7.

box[ur]shorts, a new form of short film exhibition and concept created by festival directors Giacun Caduff and Ryan Reichenfeld, is an innovative approach to watching movies that becomes part of viewers’ everyday experiences — something one can do while waiting for a table at a restaurant or hanging out at a favorite coffee house.

“Our goal is to bring short films to new audiences and to establish a direct connection between filmmakers and their viewer. We do this by screening at places where the audience has time to watch a short; be that at a coffee shop, laundry store, bar, etc. It’s entertainment to bridge waits along with online streaming of the films – this is how we hope to create a new platform for short films,” says Caduff.

On the box[ur]shorts concept, Denise Mann, Co-chair, Producers Program, and Assistant Professor, UCLA Department of Film, TV and Digital Media comments, “The art-house is no longer hidden away in some small, dank theater, but readily available. There’s an immediacy to this way of experiencing film that is refreshing and exciting.”

box[ur]shorts Film Festival has shown all competing movies during the year in artistic movie jukeboxes at international locations. The films are programmed in four seasons and loop non-stop on different size LCD screens inside boxes and also gives the viewer an option to make a selection from an interactive menu.

The first box[ur]shorts Film Festival Award Night will open its doors for the public to enjoy their top 15 movies on the big screen. Pre-registration to attend the private party event is required at http://www.boxurshorts.com. Chosen by an industry panel of diverse judges, the films will be lined up in a countdown screening for the evening. Based on the judges’ selections, filmmakers will be awarded Golden, Silver, and Bronze box[ur]shorts trophies. And, one filmmaker will receive the box[ur]shorts Audience Award as voted on and selected by the audience both online and that evening. Access more information about box[ur]shorts Film Festival at: http://www.boxurshorts.com

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box[ur]shorts Announces 1st Awards Night in Hollywood — International Festival ‘Boxes’ Short Films, Creates New Platform for Viewers at Restaurants, Coffee Houses & Laundromats











Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) December 1, 2006

box[ur]shorts Film Festival, a yearlong short film exhibition taking place internationally at restaurants, bars, coffee houses and laundromats in cities from Los Angeles and New York to Basel, Switzerland and Hiroshima, Japan, today announced its first annual awards night will take place at the Karma Coffeehouse, 1544 N Cahuenga Blvd, in Hollywood on Tuesday, December 19. Doors open at 6 pm and the event starts at 7.

box[ur]shorts, a new form of short film exhibition and concept created by festival directors Giacun Caduff and Ryan Reichenfeld, is an innovative approach to watching movies that becomes part of viewers’ everyday experiences — something one can do while waiting for a table at a restaurant or hanging out at a favorite coffee house.

“Our goal is to bring short films to new audiences and to establish a direct connection between filmmakers and their viewer. We do this by screening at places where the audience has time to watch a short; be that at a coffee shop, laundry store, bar, etc. It’s entertainment to bridge waits along with online streaming of the films – this is how we hope to create a new platform for short films,” says Caduff.

On the box[ur]shorts concept, Denise Mann, Co-chair, Producers Program, and Assistant Professor, UCLA Department of Film, TV and Digital Media comments, “The art-house is no longer hidden away in some small, dank theater, but readily available. There’s an immediacy to this way of experiencing film that is refreshing and exciting.”

box[ur]shorts Film Festival has shown all competing movies during the year in artistic movie jukeboxes at international locations. The films are programmed in four seasons and loop non-stop on different size LCD screens inside boxes and also gives the viewer an option to make a selection from an interactive menu.

The first box[ur]shorts Film Festival Award Night will open its doors for the public to enjoy their top 15 movies on the big screen. Pre-registration to attend the private party event is required at http://www.boxurshorts.com. Chosen by an industry panel of diverse judges, the films will be lined up in a countdown screening for the evening. Based on the judges’ selections, filmmakers will be awarded Golden, Silver, and Bronze box[ur]shorts trophies. And, one filmmaker will receive the box[ur]shorts Audience Award as voted on and selected by the audience both online and that evening. Access more information about box[ur]shorts Film Festival at: http://www.boxurshorts.com

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box[ur]shorts Announces 1st Awards Night in Hollywood — International Festival ‘Boxes’ Short Films, Creates New Platform for Viewers at Restaurants, Coffee Houses & Laundromats











Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) December 1, 2006

box[ur]shorts Film Festival, a yearlong short film exhibition taking place internationally at restaurants, bars, coffee houses and laundromats in cities from Los Angeles and New York to Basel, Switzerland and Hiroshima, Japan, today announced its first annual awards night will take place at the Karma Coffeehouse, 1544 N Cahuenga Blvd, in Hollywood on Tuesday, December 19. Doors open at 6 pm and the event starts at 7.

box[ur]shorts, a new form of short film exhibition and concept created by festival directors Giacun Caduff and Ryan Reichenfeld, is an innovative approach to watching movies that becomes part of viewers’ everyday experiences — something one can do while waiting for a table at a restaurant or hanging out at a favorite coffee house.

“Our goal is to bring short films to new audiences and to establish a direct connection between filmmakers and their viewer. We do this by screening at places where the audience has time to watch a short; be that at a coffee shop, laundry store, bar, etc. It’s entertainment to bridge waits along with online streaming of the films – this is how we hope to create a new platform for short films,” says Caduff.

On the box[ur]shorts concept, Denise Mann, Co-chair, Producers Program, and Assistant Professor, UCLA Department of Film, TV and Digital Media comments, “The art-house is no longer hidden away in some small, dank theater, but readily available. There’s an immediacy to this way of experiencing film that is refreshing and exciting.”

box[ur]shorts Film Festival has shown all competing movies during the year in artistic movie jukeboxes at international locations. The films are programmed in four seasons and loop non-stop on different size LCD screens inside boxes and also gives the viewer an option to make a selection from an interactive menu.

The first box[ur]shorts Film Festival Award Night will open its doors for the public to enjoy their top 15 movies on the big screen. Pre-registration to attend the private party event is required at http://www.boxurshorts.com. Chosen by an industry panel of diverse judges, the films will be lined up in a countdown screening for the evening. Based on the judges’ selections, filmmakers will be awarded Golden, Silver, and Bronze box[ur]shorts trophies. And, one filmmaker will receive the box[ur]shorts Audience Award as voted on and selected by the audience both online and that evening. Access more information about box[ur]shorts Film Festival at: http://www.boxurshorts.com

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