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Inaugural COVEN Film Festival lands February 9 in San Francisco

The Inaugural COVEN Film Festival Brings World-Class Short Films Made By Women to San Francisco February 9 Announcing the first-ever COVEN Film Festival, San Francisco’s new world-class short film festival featuring films made by women, for everyone. A full day of curated short film screenings, complete with filmmaker Q&A’s will take place Saturday, February 9th, 2019 at the New People …

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Santa Barbara Film Fest to honor Sam Elliott, Steven Yeun, Elsie Fisher, Yalitza Aparicio and more

CLAIRE FOY, RICHARD E. GRANT, THOMASIN HARCOURT MCKENZIE, JOHN DAVID WASHINGTON ALSO TO BE HONORED WITH THE VIRTUOSOS AWARD AT 34TH ANNUAL SANTA BARBARA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL Today the 34th Santa Barbara International Film Festival announced its recipients for the Virtuosos Award presented by UGG, an honor created to recognize a select group of talent whose noteworthy performances in film have elevated them …

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Sundance 2019 Lineup features Zac Efron/Ted Bundy pic, Pippa Bianco’s ‘Share’ and more

Rene Russo and Jake Gyllenhaal in Velvet Buzzsaw The winter festival is also set to world premiere new films starring Jake Gyllenhaal, Lupita Nyong’o, Allison Janney and Viola Davis Highly anticipated titles like Zac Efron’s Ted Bundy drama Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile from Joe Berlingers and Dan Gilroy’s Nightcrawler follow-up Velvet Buzzsaw, which reunites Jake Gyllenhaal and Rene …

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Winners announced for Fall 2018 SFFILM Westridge Grants

SFFILM, in partnership with the Westridge Foundation, announced today the projects that will receive a total of $100,000 in funding in the latest round of SFFILM Westridge Grants. Five filmmaking teams were granted funding to help support the screenwriting and project development stages of their narrative feature films. SFFILM Westridge Grants, which are awarded twice annually, are designed for US-based filmmakers whose stories take …

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21st Century Fox and AFI FEST host event to honor female directors

Fox Filmmakers Lab and Director Valerie Weiss Recognized Director Valerie Weiss 21st Century Fox and the American Film Institute (AFI), in partnership to help advance opportunities for female directors, hosted a networking breakfast on November 12. The event was held during AFI FEST, the American Film Institute’s annual celebration of cinema in Hollywood, which took place November 8-15. Titled “Breaking the Frame: A …

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‘Green Book’ wins top Mill Valley Film Festival Audience Award; ‘The Hate U Give,’ ‘Boy Erased’ grab US Cinema honors

Green Book (Universal Pictures) Fresh off its People’s Choice Award win at the Toronto International Film Festival last month, Peter Farrelly’s Green Book is now the Overall Favorite of the 41st Mill Valley Film Festival. The film, which chronicles the real-life relationship between virtuoso pianist Don Shirley (played by Academy Award winner Mahershala Ali) and his driver Tony Lip (Academy …

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AFI Fest Sets Nicole Kidman Tribute with ‘Destroyer’ Gala

The 2018 AFI Fest will host An Evening With Nicole Kidman. The event will include a conversation with the Academy Award-winning actress (The Hours) in a tribute to her career, followed by a Gala screening of her latest film, Annapurna Pictures’ Destroyer, on Tuesday, November 13th, at the historic TCL Chinese Theatre. The news comes right on the heels of the …

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Alexander Valley Film Festival: The Little Festival That Could

Fall brings us three things every year like clockwork; Daylight Savings Time, pumpkin spice lattes and film festivals. It seems that new festivals pop up every year, elbowing and angling for space in the crowded realm, be it big cities or small towns that want to offer their denizens first looks and fantastic cinema. Nestled in the Sonoma County side …

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