Press Releases Archive for November, 2013

OFFICIAL SCREEN CREDITS FORMS DUE DECEMBER 2 FOR 2013 OSCARS

For a feature film to be considered for the 2013 Awards, the film’s distributor or producer must deliver an OSC form and legal billing to the Academy’s 8949 Wilshire Boulevard office by 5 p.m. PT on December 2. I

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THE 29th ANNUAL FILM INDEPENDENT SPIRIT AWARDS NOMINATIONS ANNOUNCED

 – $75,000 in grants to be awarded to filmmakers – LOS ANGELES (November 26, 2013) – Film Independent, the nonprofit arts organization that produces the Film Independent Spirit Awards, the Los Angeles Film Festival and the Film Independent at LACMA Film Series, announced nominations for the 2014 Film Independent Spirit Awards this morning. Film Independent…

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Variance Films to release Eliza Hittman’s Sundance favorite IT FELT LIKE LOVE

Powerful coming-of-age story to hit theaters in early 2014.

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CHICKEN & EGG PICTURES ANNOUNCES $220,000 IN NEW GRANTS TO 23 DOCUMENTARY FILMS

Organization Surpasses Milestone of Over $3 Million in Grants NEW YORK (Monday, November 25, 2013) – Chicken & Egg Pictures today announced the 23 feature-length documentary films that will receive more than $220,000 in grants from its 2013 Open Call. The organization has awarded over $3 million in grants to nearly 160 film projects and…

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Cinema Eye Honors Announces 2013 Heterodox Nominees

Award Celebrates Narrative Features that Blur the Line Between Scripted and Nonfiction.

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Cinema Eye Honors Announces Josh Fox as Recipient of Hell Yeah Prize for Gasland Films

Award Celebrates Intersection of Great Nonfiction Filmmaking and Measurable Real World Impact.

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10 Live Action Shorts Advance In 2013 Oscar Race

The 10 films are listed below in alphabetical order by title.

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ROGER EBERT DOCUMENTARY “LIFE ITSELF” LAUNCHES INDIEGOGO CAMPAIGN WITH A PRE-RELEASE PRIVATE STREAM TO SUPPORTERS

ROGER EBERT DOCUMENTARY “LIFE ITSELF” LAUNCHES INDIEGOGO CAMPAIGN WITH A PRE-RELEASE PRIVATE STREAM TO SUPPORTERS Steve James directs, Martin Scorsese to executive produce On November 20th 2013, Life Itself, a new documentary about the life of Roger Ebert, will launch a crowdfunding campaign through Indiegogo seeking support for an innovative pre-release led strategy which the film’s producers…

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THE ACADEMY OF MOTION PICTURE ARTS AND SCIENCES ANNOUNCES MAJOR GIFTS FROM JEFFREY KATZENBERG AND STEVEN SPIELBERG

KATZENBERG AND SPIELBERG DONATE $10 MILLION EACH TO THE ACADEMY MUSEUM OF MOTION PICTURES November 19, 2013 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Beverly Hills, CA – The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences received separate $10 million gifts from Jeffrey Katzenberg and Steven Spielberg for the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures. In recognition of these gifts,…

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Peter Wintonick Mourned By Thessaloniki Doc Festival, National Film Board, Hot Docs

THESSALONIKI DOCUMENTARY Dimitri Eipides, director of The Thessaloniki Documentary Festival and the Thessaloniki International Film Festival, as well as its staff, mourn the passing of Peter Wintonick. He passed away on November 18 in his hometown of Montreal. Canadian Wintonick, a brilliant figure and strong voice of the documentary world, was a director, producer, journalist,…

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Sundance Institute Announces Tabitha Jackson as Director, Documentary Film Program

Will Oversee $1.8 Million in Grants to Filmmakers and Five Creative Labs Annually.

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“Seasoned Film Critics Collaborate to Launch New Movie Review Site Cinephiled”

SEATTLE, Nov. 12, 2013 – After a stealth launch in October, the brand-new film and pop-culture site Cinephiled.comformally announces its mixture of commentary, community, creativity and conversation for people who love film and pop culture. Cinephiled features a staff of writers who have previously contributed to publications as diverse and distinguished as The Village Voice, RogerEbert.com, Film Comment, Salon,…

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Top 5 Nominees For Gotham Independent Film Audience Award Announced

 12 Years a Slave, Fruitvale Station, Best Kept Secret Among Audience Favorites  New York, NY – The Independent Filmmaker Project (IFP), the nation’s premier advocacy organization for independent filmmakers, announced today the top five nominees for the 4th annual Gotham Independent Film Audience Award, voted on by the independent film community and film fans worldwide.  To be eligible, a U.S. film must…

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Filmmaker, IFP And MOMA Announce “Best Picture Not Playing” Series

  For immediate release FILMMAKER MAGAZINE, INDEPENDENT FILMMAKER PROJECT (IFP) AND THE MUSEUM OF MODERN ART ANNOUNCE EIGHTH ANNUAL BEST FILM NOT PLAYING AT A THEATER NEAR YOU SERIES PROGRAM RUNS NOVEMBER 15-18 AT MoMA NEW YORK (November 7, 2013) – Filmmaker Magazine, Independent Filmmaker Project (IFP) and The Museum of Modern Art announce today the…

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Cinema Eye Honors Announces Nominees for 7th Annual Nonfiction Film Awards

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Cinema Eye Honors Announces Nominees for 7th Annual Nonfiction Film Awards Cutie and the Boxer Nominated for Six Awards, The Act of Killing Up for Five After Tiller, Leviathan and Stories We Tell Round Out Feature Film Nominees First Nominees for Television Award Announced Alan Berliner, Alex Gibney, Julie Goldman, Dave Grohl,…

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19 Animated Features Submitted For 2013 Oscar

The 19 submitted features, listed in alphabetical order, are…

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FSLC Sets Terrence Malick Favorite “Ben Stiller Directs”

A five-film mid-career look back.

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Participant Media Sets Social Action Campaign For The Square

“Participant Media will mount a comprehensive social action campaign targeting universities, cultural institutions and thought leaders across the country.”

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“With any character, the way I think about it is, you have the role on the page, you have the vision of the director and you have your life experience… I thought it was one of the foundations of the role for John Wick. I love his grief. For the character and in life, it’s about the love of the person you’re grieving for, and any time you can keep company with that fire, it is warm. I absolutely relate to that, and I don’t think you ever work through it. Grief and loss, those are things that don’t ever go away. They stay with you.”
~ Keanu Reeves

“I was checking through stuff the other day for technical reasons. I came across The Duellists on Netflix and I was absolutely stunned to see that it was exquisitely graded. So, while I rarely look up my old stuff, I stopped to give it ten minutes. Bugger me, I was there for two hours. I was really fucking pleased with what it was and how the engine still worked within the equation and that engine was the insanity and stupidity of war. War between two men, in that case, who fight on thought they both eventually can’t remember the reason why. It was great, yeah. The great thing about these platforms now is that, one way or another, they’ll seek out and then put out the best possible form and the long form. Frequently, films get cut down because of that curse in which the studio felt or feels that they have to preview. And there’s nothing worse than a preview to diminish the original intent.Oh, yeah, how about every fucking time? And I’ve stewed about films later even more because when you tell the same joke 20 times the joke’s no longer funny. When you tell a bad joke once or twice? It’s fine. But come on, now. Here’s the key on the way I feel when I approach the movie: I try to keep myself as withdrawn from the project as possible once I’ve filmed it. And – this is all key on this – then getting a really excellent editor so I never have to sit in on editing. What happens if you sit in is you become stale and every passage or joke, metaphorically speaking, gets more and more tired. You start cutting it all back because of fatigue. So what you have to do is keep your distance and therefore, in a funny kind of way, you, as the director, should be the preview and that’s it.”
~ Sir Ridley Scott