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Cinelan and Ge have announced additional filmmakers set to join their Focus Forward documentary initiative. Filmmakers Lucy Walker (“Waste Land”), Eddie Schmidt (Producer, “Twist of Faith”), Phil Cox (“The Bengali Detective”), Leslie Iwerks (“The Pixar Story”) and Stanley Nelson (“Freedom Riders”) have joined previously announced filmmakers in the effort. Spearheaded by Morgan Spurlock (“Super Size Me”) and Cinelan’s Karol Martesko-Fenster, the program was announced at the most recent Toronto Film »
Cinelan, the video publisher that syndicates three-minute documentary films, has announced today an open invitation to non-North American filmmakers to contribute to its Focus Forward series.
Teaming with Ge, it’s an initiative of three-minute docs that focuses on innovation and ideas that change the world.
In addition to Oscar and award-winning filmmakers who have signed on to produce the 30 three-minute films such as Joe Berlinger, Lixin Fan, Liz Garbus, Alex Gibney, Steve James, Barbara Kopple, Ross Kauffman, Cinelan co-founded Morgan Spurlock, Jessica Yu and newly announced filmmakers Lucy Walker, Stanley Nelson, Phil Cox and Leslie Iwerks, Cinelan is accepting brief treatments for three-minute stories around the Focus Forward “ideas and invention” theme. Those interested should write to firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
The Focus Forward series will premiere in 2012 as curated collections at the Sundance and Tribeca Film Festivals and at major festivals in Asia, Australia, Europe, Africa, »
- Jason Guerrasio
Ge and Cinelan announce from The Doha Tribeca Film Festival that the following award-winning filmmakers will join Focus Forward, a global documentary initiative that looks at the human power of ideas and innovation through three-minute films that can educate and inspire: Lucy Walker (director, Waste Land), Eddie Schmidt (producer, Twist of Faith), Phil Cox (director, The Bengali Detective), Leslie Iwerks (director, The Pixar Story) and Stanley Nelson (director, Freedom Riders). More information below: Cinelan also invites non–North American filmmakers to explore contributing to the Focus Forward effort. Cinelan's co-fournder, Karol Martesko-Fenster, says of the enthusiastic response to their program: "Focus Forward is a truly global initiative and we are encouraged that the universal appeal of its message ensures it will have a global face.” »
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has announced the contenders for the Best Documentary Short Subject category for the 84th Academy Awards. The shortlist is comprised of eight films which will be whittled down to three to five Oscar nominees.
And the eight films are:
"The Barber of Birmingham: Foot Soldier of the Civil Rights Movement," Purposeful Productions, Inc.
"God Is the Bigger Elvis," Documentress Films
"In Tahrir Square: 18 Days of Egypt's Unfinished Revolution," Downtown Docs
"Incident in New Baghdad," Morninglight Films
"Saving Face," Milkhaus/Jungefilm
"The Tsunami and the Cherry Blossom," Supply & Demand Integrated
The 84th Academy Awards nominations will be announced live on Tuesday, January 24, 2012, at 5:30 a.m. Pt in the Academy.s Samuel Goldwyn Theater.
Oscar nominations will be announced live on Tuesday, January 24, 2012, at 5:30 a.m. Pt in the Academy.s Samuel Goldwyn Theater.
Yesterday the Academy finally released the full list of 2012 Foreign Language Oscar contenders adding four films I did not have on my previous list from the Dominican Republic, Indonesia, United Kingdom and a mysterious title I can't find anything about from Kazakhstan and now that the short list has been announced and everyone has posted the Academy's press release it's like searching for a needle in a haystack if you go looking for more information on it. That said, if anyone has a link to any information on Egor Mikhalkov-Konchalovsky's Returning to the 'A' I would love to share it as I have links and information for all other 62 films submitted for consideration. As I said in my last post addressing the category, I haven't seen any of these films, a rarity for me, but based on buzz the top contenders would seem to include Zhang Yimou's The War of Flowers, »
- Brad Brevet
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced Thursday that the list number of films in contention for the Documentary Short Subject nomination has been narrowed down to eight films. Out of those eight, only three to five will earn Oscar nominations. The eight competing for an Oscar nom are: “The Barber of Birmingham: Foot Soldier of the Civil Rights Movement,” Purposeful Productions, Inc. “God Is the Bigger Elvis,” Documentress Films “In Tahrir Square: 18 Days of Egypt’s Unfinished Revolution,” Downtown Docs “Incident in New Baghdad,” Morninglight Films “Pipe Dreams,” Leslie Iwerks Productions “Saving Face,” Milkhaus/Jungefilm “The Tsunami and the Cherry Blossom,” Supply & Demand Integrated “Witness,” Buche The »
"In Tahrir Square: 18 Days of Egypt's Unfinished Revolution," a documentary short about the revolution in Egypt, is one of eight short docs that have made the Academy's shortlist in the Documentary Short category, the Academy announced on Thursday. Also on the list of typically serious, issue-oriented doc shorts are films about the civil rights movement, the conflict in Iraq and the controversial proposed pipeline from Alberta, Canada to the Gulf Coast of Texas. The directors of several of the shorts have previously been nominated for Oscars. Leslie Iwerks ("Pipe Dreams") was »
- Steve Pond
Lucy Walker's The Tsunami and the Cherry Blossom Lucy Walker's The Tsunami and the Cherry Blossom, Rebecca Cammisa's God Is the Bigger Elvis, and Jon Alpert and Matthew O'Neill's In Tahrir Square: 18 Days of Egypt's Unfinished Revolution are among eight films still in the running for the 2012 Academy Award for Best Documentary Short Subject. Five of those shorts will earn Oscar nominations. The semi-finalists were selected by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences' Documentary Branch. Thirty-five entries were originally submitted. Unfortunately, there isn't much information out there about several of the current contenders, but at least some of the shorts — inevitably — revolve around recent international events, e.g., In Tahrir Square: 18 Days of Egypt's Unfinished Revolution; The Tsunami and the Cherry Blossom, about how some in Japan use art and the national flower to recover from the devastating earthquake and tsunami earlier this year »
- Steve Montgomery
“Incident in New Baghdad,” Morninglight Films
Beverly Hills, CA - The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences today announced that the field of Documentary Short Subject contenders for the 84th Academy Awards® has been narrowed to eight films, of which three to five will earn Oscar® nominations.
Voters from the Academy.s Documentary Branch viewed this year.s 35 eligible entries and submitted their ballots to PricewaterhouseCoopers for tabulation.
The eight films are listed below in alphabetical order by title, with their production company.
“The Barber of Birmingham: Foot Soldier of the Civil Rights Movement,” Purposeful Productions, Inc.
“God Is the Bigger Elvis,” Documentress Films
“In Tahrir Square: 18 Days of Egypt’s Unfinished Revolution,” Downtown Docs
“Incident in New Baghdad,” Morninglight Films
“Saving Face,” Milkhaus/Jungefilm
“The Tsunami and the Cherry Blossom,” Supply & Demand Integrated
The 84th Academy Awards nominations will be announced live on Tuesday, »
- Michelle McCue
Film Lineup Set For Inaugural Palo Alto International Film Festival
Palo Alto, CA . The Palo Alto International Film Festival (Paiff) has announced its film program for the 2011 festival. The lineup includes 20 features and 74 short films curated from award-winning films and film festival favorites that exemplify Paiff.s theme of innovation in art, film and technology.
Paiff proudly presents a lineup that challenges the art form, taking creative risks with technology in films like Braden King.s cross-platform feature .Here,. to the artistically inventive .Bombay Beach. by music video director Alma Har.el to documentaries like .Something Ventured. which delves into the world of Venture Capital firms.
.We.re seeing a new movement emerging . films are trying to live outside the cinema. They.re breaking out of traditional storytelling structures,. said Paiff.s Director Programming Alf Seccombe. .This festival spotlights the creative risk-taking that is inherent in innovation..
The 2011 festival kicks »
- Michelle McCue
10 items from 2011
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