February 6, 2013 |
Ayuko Babu, a co-founder and executive director of the 21st Pan African Film & Arts Festival, believes it is a good time for black filmmakers around the world. "Everywhere there is a resurgence of black films," Babu said. "With technology the way it is now, wherever there is a black community there are people making films. They want to tell their stories. As a result of the slave trade and colonization, Africans are split all over the world, so therefore a little bit of their story is everywhere.
December 7, 2004 |
Hollywood star Orlando Bloom topped the list of celebrities walking the red carpet Monday at the first Dubai International Film Festival, which hopes to be a "cultural bridge" between East and West. The 27-year-old English actor, who starred in "Troy" and the "Lord of the Rings" trilogy, mingled with Indian film luminaries and a host of Arab cinema names who deserted the simultaneous Cairo film festival for the glitz of the United Arab Emirates.
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September 3, 2001 |
Local and international filmmaking talent will be on display at the fourth annual Channel Islands Indie Film Festival that opens Tuesday. This year's event will showcase three features, two documentaries and two dozen short films at theaters in Oxnard and Ventura through Sunday. The festival has grown substantially since it began as a way for local filmmakers to show off their work and meet other filmmakers, said Luis Guereca, the festival's coordinator.
July 20, 2004 |
Walt Whitman wasn't referring to the UCLA Film and Television Archive's biennial "Festival of Preservation" when he wrote, "I am large, I contain multitudes," but he might as well have been. Beginning Thursday and lasting for a month, the festival is notable not only for its 24 separate programs but for the staggering diversity of its choices, films that run the widest possible emotional, aesthetic and temporal gamut. The breadth of the films preserved and restored by UCLA is remarkable.
July 1, 2003 |
Citing concerns about racial insensitivity, the Fox Movie Channel has discontinued a summer festival of "Charlie Chan" mysteries, saying the network has been "made aware" that the films "may contain situations or depictions that are sensitive to some viewers."
October 20, 1993 |
When Steven Spielberg speaks, people listen. Of course, Spielberg is listed merely as "special adviser" to the new Hamptons International Film Festival. But who could doubt that he and other members of the honorary board--Alec Baldwin, Alan Alda and George Plimpton among them--are part of that special mix of star power, intellectual cachet and deal-making that turn a series of screenings into a festival?
May 12, 2009
Seven feature films, seven documentaries and eight shorts will be shown at the third annual Los Angeles Greek Film Festival, running June 25-28 at the Egyptian Theatre in Hollywood. The opening-night film will be "Small Crime," a comedy about a policeman investigating a death on an island in the Aegean, directed by Christos Georgiou.
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November 19, 2005 |
Dave Holland, the longtime director of the Lone Pine Film Festival who helped popularize the event in the eastern Sierra town through his painstaking efforts to find the exact spots where scenes from scores of movies were shot in the nearby hills, has died. He was 70. An author and western film historian, Holland died of esophageal cancer Monday at his home in Santa Clarita, his family said.