Jun 062011



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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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Jun 022011



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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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Jun 022011



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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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May 092011



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Palm Beach International Film Festival Announces Call To Entries










PALM BEACH, FL (PRWEB) October 5, 2006

The 12th Annual Palm Beach International Film Festival (PBIFF) has announced today that they are now accepting film submissions for the Festival taking place April 19-26, 2007. Filmmakers worldwide are encouraged to submit their projects for consideration. Festival organizers have already begun planning parties, seminars, workshops and endless networking opportunities with industry professionals.

All selected films are eligible to be included in the competition for “Audience Favorite” in the following categories – Feature, Short and Documentary. The competitive part of the film festival is available in the categories of Best Feature, Best Documentary and Best Short along with other awards.

“Every year we work hard to top the previous,” explains Randi Emerman, Executive Director of the Festival, “We have already lined up exciting venues, sponsors and underwriters and we are confident this will be a record setting year for PBIFF.”

Entry forms and eligibility guidelines are available on http://www.withoutabox.com and the festival’s website, http://www.pbifilmfest.org. Discounted entry fees are provided for films submitted by December 22, 2006, and the final deadline is February 2, 2007.

About PBIFF

The Palm Beach International Film Festival is a 501(c)(3) not for profit organization supporting film programs in local schools and dedicated to making a difference in the lives of future filmmakers by helping them fulfill their dreams to one-day work in the world of film.

Founded in 1996, the Palm Beach International Film Festival emerged as a major cultural venue for the community as well as a productive fundraiser for film and TV education. Each year it introduces filmmakers worldwide to the area’s unique resources, while celebrating the history and future of the film industry with seven days of world premieres, special events, seminars, feature films, short films and documentaries. The PBIFF has always been supported and attended by some of Hollywood’s greatest talents: Academy Award® Winners Adrian Brody, Anthony Hopkins, Tommy Lee Jones, Faye Dunaway, Dennis Hopper and Michael Caine; Academy Award® Nominees Samuel L. Jackson, Salma Hayek, Edward Norton, Sylvester Stallone, Woody Harrelson, Anouk Aimee, Shohreh Aghdashloo, Robert Evans, Burt Reynold. As well as filmmakers Brett Ratner, Richard Zanuck and William Friedkin are just a few who have strolled the festivals red carpet over the years. For more information, please call (561)362-0003.

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Apr 102011

As part of the ongoing strong drive to promote tourism as well as cultural artistry, Cambodia is set to host its first ever International Film Festival in 2010.

 

The much awaited event will be financially sponsored by UNESCO and is organised by the Cambodia Film Commission, FX Entertainment, Associated Filmmakers of Cambodia and Kmy Films jointly.

 

The festival will feature at least 30 Cambodian films as well as a large number of films from around 10 countries across Asia and Europe. These films will be in the categories of documentaries, international independent films, youth related films, Khmer films both modern and classic, as well as exemplary music videos and TV dramas.

 

The festival will take place over a period of three days and will comprise of an opening ceremony, outdoor screenings, theatre screenings, a showcase for the cinema industry, workshops, seminars and an award ceremony.

 

The International Film Festival will provide a forum for theatre industrialists to work together and learn from one another and it is hoped that the Cambodian film industry would gain much insight and knowledge through this venture. Further, the Cambodian government hopes that the festival will boost tourism and will promote Cambodia not only as a destination spot but also as a film shooting venue.

 

The Government of Cambodia together with the UNESCO is also keen to nurture and foster cultural and artistic needs and thereby develop the minds and lives of many in the surrounding region.

 

The festival will not only feature lavish galas – by invitation only – but also events which will be open to the public. Visitors to Phnom Penh during this time will be in for a treat. If such visitors seek a five star hotel Phnom Penh from which to base themselves, then the Raffles Hotel Le Royal with its classical yet modern outlook is a wonderful luxury hotel Cambodia.

54th Annual San Francisco International Film Fest
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The Edinburgh International Film Festival welcomes filmmakers from all over the world for an 11 day celebration of world cinema.

Established in 1947 in the same year as the Edinburgh International Festival, the Film Festival took place in August until 2008 when it was moved to June. It is officially the longest-running film festival in the world.

In the early years of the Film Festival the sole focus was on documentary film making. As the years went on however, the scope of the Film Festival was expanded to include fictional films and more abstract work.

Nowadays, film fans and critics can enjoy (or not) a wide variety of cinematic work from short films to full-length feature films to animated work to documentaries to music videos and even films with no moving pictures at all, as we witnessed this year!

British cinema can be relied upon to provide the weird and wonderful from comedy to horror (and black comedies) to biopics. Yet the range of international films you can expect to see at the festival is about as diverse as it comes.

This year, the Edinburgh International Film Festival welcomed film makers from almost every continent on Earth. Iraq, Taiwan, Colombia and New Zealand were all represented by some of their highly talented citizens.

Our city has a long-standing cinematic and theatrical tradition and boasts an impressive number of cinemas and theatres. The Edinburgh International Film Festival is based at the Edinburgh Filmhouse on Lothian Road, the city’s leading art house cinema.

However, the festival organisers make a point of spreading movie screenings throughout the city, using 12 locations including Cineworld at Fountainpark, the Festival Theatre on Nicholson Street, the Cameo movie theatre on Home Street and the Edinburgh Festival Theatre.

The idea behind this is to showcase the diversity of our cinemas and theatres and to enable the audiences, which are always made up of both locals and visitors from elsewhere, to appreciate cinema in its traditional and modern form.

Screenings are not simply about sitting down and enjoying a two-hour film in a full cinema. The directors, producers and occasionally actors are often in attendance to talk to the audience from the front of the cinema or participate in a question and answer session. As a result, the vast majority of guests have a genuine interest in cinema as an art form rather than an interest in popcorn and several explosions.

Every year dozens of films have their UK or worldwide premiere at the Edinburgh International Film Festival adding that extra little bit of spice to proceedings.In 2009, The Hurt Locker had its UK premiere in Edinburgh and went on to perform quite well indeed at the Oscars a few months later.

Edinburgh has in fact hosted a significant number of key premieres over the years including Amelie, L.A Confidential and Pulp Fiction.

In keeping with the Festival’s aim of drawing attention to and rewarding cinematic achievement and also nurturing new talent, a number of awards are up for grabs every year. There are awards for particularly impressive achievements in acting, documentary film making, direction and short film production. The audiences also get to have their say when they are asked to vote for their favourite film from the mainstream cinema section.

The Honorary Patrons of the Edinburgh International Film Festival are four very familiar faces for television and film fans. Local legend and former secret agent Sir Sean Connery, actress and former student of Fettes College Tilda Swinton, Scottish actor Robert Carlyle and photography and direction guru Seamus McGarvey are all involved behind the scenes and up on stage each year.

With almost 12 months until next year’s 2011 Edinburgh International Film Festival there is still plenty of time for you to get your own entry in….suggestions?? A documentary about your rubber ducky? A comedy involving your inebriated neighbours? Or perhaps a short film about your time in Edinburgh…

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Feb 092011

The city of Venice is ready to celebrate the important event represented by the famous Venice International Film Festival.

The 2009 edition of the Festival, organized by the Venice Biennale, will run at Venice Lido from 2nd to 12th of September and it is one of the greatest events in the world dedicated to cinema.

As mentioned in the official site, the «aim of the Festival is to raise awareness and promote all the various aspects of international cinema in all its forms, as art, entertainment and as an industry, in a spirit of freedom and tolerance».

The opening ceremony, hosted by the Italian actress Maria Grazia Cucinotta, will be followed by the world premiere screening of Giuseppe Tornatore’s “Baarìa”, one of the movies in competition.

The official line-up of the 66th Festival includes six different sections – Venezia 66, Out of Competition, Orizzonti, Controcampo italiano, Corto Cortissimo and Questi Fantasmi – and two independent and parallel sections which are “International Critics’ Week” – a series of 7 or 8 films, debut works, independently selected by a special commission nominated by the National Syndicate of Italian Film Critics – and “Giornate degli Autori – Venice Days” – a series of 10-12 films independently organized by a commission nominated by the Italian Association of Film-makers and by the Association of Independent Directors and Producers.

Five international juries will assign the official awards to producers coming from every corner of the world, in fact, all countries are represented during the Festival, with international directors who participate in order to show their works to an international audience.

This year a pre-opening night has been organized that will take place in Venice on 1st of September at 9 p.m. in the Campo San Polo Arena, with the screening of the Mario Monicelli’s masterpiece “La Grande Guerra” (The Great War, 1959).

For detailed information about the line-up of the Festival, the screening schedule and information about tickets, have a look at the dedicated section on About Venice.

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Jan 162011

The Dubai International Film Festival (DIFF) was first launched back in 2004 and since then has gone on to become one of the most popular film festivals in the world. The original theme; Bridging Cultures, Meetings Minds, has been a concept that has been at the forefront of the festival’s culture since the beginning and one that continues to draw people around the Middle East and beyond to enjoy the films on offer.

The vision of the film festival is to lead in building cultural understanding through creative achievement in film. This vision is something that has been attributed to the remarkable growth of the film festival both in terms of the number of films shown and the number of attendees.

From humble beginnings in 2004, the DIFF has seen its admissions more than double. In 2004 admissions were at just over 22,000 people, however, by 2008 they were close to 50,000.

Of course the success in the film industry is not only attributed to the number of spectators but also the number of industry registrants which has again more than doubled, from 750 in 2004 to more than 1800 industry members in 2008.

Alongside the plethora of film makers, script writers, actors and other industry officials, the Dubai International Film Festival also attracts attention from the press and news industry. In 2004, the number of journalists, reporters and other press registrants was a mere 450 however by 2008 this had almost tripled to a staggering 1165.

Of course for the Dubai International Film Festival, the success of the festival is not in its ability to attract industry officials or members of the press, although this is certainly a sign of its ongoing success. No, with a vision to bring cultures together under the umbrella of film, success for the Dubai International Film Festival lies in its ability to grow the number of international registrants.

In 2004, 27 countries were represented, however by 2008 this had grown to 66 a number that the DIFF is continuously trying to expand upon.

The success of the film festival has no doubt had a majorly positive impact on the already booming tourist industry. With nearly 50,000 film lovers in 2008 this helped to fill the restaurants and luxury Dubai spa hotels.

The sixth Dubai International Film Festival will run in December 2010.

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Jan 012011

Los Angeles, CA (Vocus) September 14, 2007 -

– After receiving hundreds of film submissions from around the globe, the Cinema City International Film Festival (CCIFF) Committee is proud to announce & excited to showcase the chosen 2007 film selections. Cinema City is excited to launch its inaugural year collaborating with Suzanne De Laurentiis Productions, hosting Universal AMC Cinemas, Universal City Walk, Universal City/North Hollywood Chamber of Commerce and the Universal City Hilton.

“We were both thrilled and overwhelmed with the number of quality films that were submitted for our first year,” says Suzanne De Laurentiis, Festival Co-Creator.

The Cinema City International Film Festival (CCIFF) is sure to excite filmmakers around the world and promises to join the ranks of other top Film Festivals with National acclaim and recognition. The combination of festival location, partners, sponsors and supporting production team will garner competitive submissions, resulting in an outstanding array of diverse and exciting features, documentaries and short films. CCIFF will also present an elaborate schedule of red carpet events, parties and student showcases. Festival honorees are set to be announced shortly.

For a complete listing of events, seminars and schedule updates, please visit www.cciff.com

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Dec 242010

Phoenix, AZ (PRWEB) November 3, 2004

Directed by first time filmmaker Marco Santiago Jr., El Trafico won top honors last May at the 24th Annual Scottsdale Community College film festival in Scottsdale, Arizona, which including best of show, best dramatic short, best directing, and best cinematography, among other notable awards. The story reflects the growing violence involved in the trafficking of humans. Set in Southern Arizona, the story depicts a young boy who gets caught-up in the underworld of human traffickers.

“El Trafico” is one of a series of short films directed by Marco Santiago that deal with immigration issues in the United States, human trafficking in general, and their associated violence. “We feel that this film is as timely as you can get considering the current events in the United States and the rest of the world, and the Scottsdale International Film Festival is a perfect venue for local and regional audiences to appreciate the theme expressed in this film.” says Marco Santiago, director of “El Trafico”. “El Trafico is only the beginning. The plan is to continue to crank out content that is relevant, creative, and emotionally impacting,” he continues.

Along those lines, Volarefilms LLC has finished the production phase of a feature length documentary film titled “Into the Border”. In production since July 5th 2003, the documentary deals explicitly with the border issues in Arizona. Also in Production is a short film titled “Once Upon a Time in the Desert”, set to complete filming on September 25th , as well as a 20 – 30 minutes short film titled “86″, due to begin filming in early November. “86” is a highly abbreviated version of the feature length film planned for production in 2005.

For more information regarding “El Trafico”, or for a copy of the “El Trafico” Press Kit, visit http://www.volarefilms.com/Projects/ElTrafico1/eltrafico.htm or contact Marco Santiago. IMDB information on this project can be obtained at http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0411992/

Volarefilms LLC is an Arizona based independent film company engaged in the development and production of feature length motion pictures, film shorts, and documentaries with the aim of creating works that are commercially viable, culturally significant, intellectually satisfying, and emotionally impacting.

CONTACT INFORMATION:

Marco Santiago

Volarefilms LLC

480-229-3143

http://www.volarefilms.com

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