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9 Must-See Films From Emerging Indie Filmmakers At This Year’s New Directors/New Films

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9 Must-See Films From Emerging Indie Filmmakers At This Year’s New Directors/New Films
Dedicated to the discovery of new works by emerging and dynamic filmmaking talent, this year’s New Directors/New Films festival will screen 29 features and nine short films. This year’s lineup boasts nine North American premieres, seven U.S. premieres, and two world premieres, with features and shorts from 32 countries across five continents.

The opening, centerpiece, and closing night selections showcase three exciting new voices in American independent cinema that all recently debuted at Sundance: Geremy Jasper’s “Patti Cake$” is the opening night pick, while Eliza Hittman’s “Beach Rats” is the centerpiece selection and Dustin Guy Defa will close the festival with “Person to Person.”

Read More: 2017 New Directors/New Films Announces Full Lineup, Including ‘Patti Cake$,’ ‘Beach Rats,’ ‘Menashe’ and More

Now in its forty-sixth year, Nd/Nf has played home early films from such heavy hitters as Steven Spielberg, Spike Lee, Chantal Akerman, Pedro Almodovar,
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2017 New Directors/New Films Announces Full Lineup, Including ‘Patti Cake$,’ ‘Beach Rats,’ ‘Menashe’ and More

2017 New Directors/New Films Announces Full Lineup, Including ‘Patti Cake$,’ ‘Beach Rats,’ ‘Menashe’ and More
The Museum of Modern Art and the Film Society of Lincoln Center has today announces their complete lineup for the 46th annual New Directors/New Films (Nd/Nf), running March 15 – 26. Dedicated to the discovery of new works by emerging and dynamic filmmaking talent, this year’s festival will screen 29 features and nine short films. This year’s lineup boasts nine North American premieres, seven U.S. premieres, and two world premieres, with features and shorts from 32 countries across five continents.

The opening, centerpiece, and closing night selections showcase three exciting new voices in American independent cinema that all recently debuted at Sundance: Geremy Jasper’s “Patti Cake$” is the opening night pick, while Eliza Hittman’s “Beach Rats” is the centerpiece selection and Dustin Guy Defa will close the festival with “Person to Person.” Other standouts include “Menashe,” “My Happy Family,” “Quest” and “The Wound.”

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Berlinale sets sci-fi retrospective for 2017

Berlinale sets sci-fi retrospective for 2017
George LucasThx 1138, Byron Haskin’s The War Of The Worlds and 1918 silent film A Trip To Mars among 27 features set to screen.

The Berlin Film Festival’s annual retrospective will be devoted to science fiction films at the 67th edition of the festival unfolding Feb 9-19 in 2017.

The sidebar – Future Imperfect. Science · Fiction · Film” - will screen a total of 27 international features, including classics, cult films and largely unknown productions from countries including Japan as well as central and European Europe.

Describing science fiction films as one of the most “visually stunning and spectacular genres in the history of film”, the festival said the event would focus on two themes: ‘the society of the future’ and ‘the strange and the other’.

“The possible worlds on earth or in space open up a vast scope for re-defining questions of collective visions and fears. So as a mirror for society’s public debates, science fiction
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MoMA Announces World Premiere Screening of George A. Romero’s Night Of The Living Dead 4K Digital Restoration

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Zombie fans can watch George A. Romero's classic Night of the Living Dead like never before this fall when the 4K digital restoration of the 1968 horror film makes its world premiere at The Museum of Modern Art's To Save and Project festival on November 5th, with Romero himself in attendance for the celebratory screening.

The Night of the Living Dead 4K digital restoration was supervised by Romero and conducted by MoMA and The Film Foundation. Below, we have official details on the world premiere screening, and we also have a set of images from the restoration.

Press Release: New York, October 19, 2016—The Museum of Modern Art announces the addition of George A. Romero’s horror classic Night of the Living Dead to the upcoming To Save and Project festival in November. The iconic horror film, widely diminished by duplication due to infamous copyright issues, will have its world premiere in its originally intended quality,
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Film Festival Roundup: Philadelphia Film Festival Announces Lineup, To Save and Project Reveals Slate And More

Film Festival Roundup: Philadelphia Film Festival Announces Lineup, To Save and Project Reveals Slate And More
Keep up with the always-hopping film festival world with our weekly Film Festival Roundup column. Check out last week’s Roundup right here.

Full Lineup Announcements

– The Philadelphia Film Society has announced the full film lineup of the 25th Philadelphia Film Festival, spanning from October 20 – October 30 on four theater screens throughout the Greater Philadelphia area. Opening on October 20 with Damien Chazelle’s “La La Land “and closing on October 30 with “Arrival,” the 11-day festival will showcase over 110 feature length and short films, curated by our programming committee who chooses each selection from multiple international festivals throughout the year. The full Festival schedule and digital Festival Program Guide is available now right here.

– The San Francisco Film Society has announced the lineup of programs for the second annual Doc Stories festival, November 3 – 6 at the Vogue Theatre, the Castro Theatre and the Jewish Community Center of San Francisco. Doc Stories gives the
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Weekly Rushes. Scorsese's Next Film, Radiohead & P.T.A., "The Neon Demon" Trailer, Interviewing Woody Allen & Frederick Wiseman

Rushes collects news, articles, images, videos and more for a weekly roundup of essential items from the world of film.NEWSLiam Neeson in Martin Scorsese's SilenceWe're still waiting for Martin Scorsese's new film set in 17th century Japan, Silence (an adaptation of the same book Masahiro Shinoda's 1971 film is based on), but things may be moving quickly for his next project, the long-in-gestation The Irishman, set to star Robert De Niro, Al Pacino, and Joe Pesci. We'll believe it when we see it, but we sure want to see it!Cannes begins! If this week's Rushes seems a bit threadbare, it's because we've arrive at the Cannes Film Festival and can't think of anything else. Stay tuned on the Notebook for our festival coverage.Recommended VIEWINGOur very favorite video essayist, Tag Gallagher, has made a new one for Sight & Sound on Raoul Walsh's classic noir western,
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Kurdish cinema highlighted at !f Istanbul awards

Kurdish cinema highlighted at !f Istanbul awards
The 15th edition of the Turkish indie festival gave prizes to two films that depict Kurdish issues.

The winners of the 15th !f Istanbul Independent Film Festival (Feb 18-28) have been revealed, with two Kurdish-focused films receiving accolades.

The festival’s main competition, the !f Inspired award (which recognises the ‘most inspired director of the year’ and is open to directors on their first or second feature) was presented to Turkish director Ali Kemal Çınar [pictured top] for his Kurdish-language feature Hidden [pictured right, top]

Cinar’s film, which depicts a man going through a sex change and also looks at issues including the roles of women in traditional Kurdish and Turkish societies, is the first from Turkey to ever win the prize, which it jointly shared with Bi Gan’s Chinese feature Kaili Blues [pictured right, middle], about a man who embarks on a journey to look for his brother’s abandoned child. The two films will split a prize of $10,000.

The !f Inspired
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'Anomalisa', 'Demolition' to bookend Istanbul indie film fest

'Anomalisa', 'Demolition' to bookend Istanbul indie film fest
Istanbul event will host a total of 23 gala screenings, including the latest films from Charlie Kaufman and Jean-Marc Vallee, as well as a David Bowie tribute programme.Scroll down for the full line-up

!f Istanbul Independent Film Festival has revealed its programme for the 2016 edition (February 18-28).

Charlie Kaufman’s Anomalisa, which premiered at Telluride last year, and Jean-Marc Vallee’s Demolition, which opened the Toronto International Film Festival in 2015, will open and close the festival respectively.

!f Istanbul - in its 15th edition - will host screenings, competitions and events dedicated to bringing the best of independent film to the Turkish city.

Other gala presentations will include Luca Guadagnino’s A Bigger Splash, Gaspar Noé’s Love 3D, Jeremy Saulnier’s Green Room and Hou Hsiao-Hsien’s BAFTA-nominated The Assassin.

In memory of the late musician David Bowie, the festival will show remastered versions of his films The Man Who Fell To Earth and The Hunger
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The Current Film Preservation Crisis and What Needs to Be Done

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The Current Film Preservation Crisis and What Needs to Be Done
"To Save and Project: The 13th MoMA International Festival of Film Preservation" runs from November 4-25, 2015 and features 74 newly restored masterworks and rediscovers including films by Chantal Ackerman, Dario Argento, Samuel Fuller, Orson Welles and many more. Read More: Guy Maddin on His Obsession with Lost Films and Why We Need to Preserve Them The festival was organized by Joshua Siegel, Curator, and Dave Kehr, Adjunct Curator, Department of Film, MoMA. Indiewire recently chatted with Kehr about the state of film preservation. What are some of the most pressing issues in the world of film preservation at the moment? I think the big change is that everything is moving to digital very quickly. It's getting hard to even get analog work done. The laboratories are closing, the film stock is disappearing. Most of that work ends up being done inside of computers and what we’re showing are DCPs instead of film prints.
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Chantal Akerman special events announced by Anne-Katrin Titze - 2015-10-09 13:29:01

Chantal Akerman By Chantal Akerman

In memory of Chantal Akerman, the New York Film Festival has scheduled two free screenings of her films for today, October 9. Chantal Akerman By Chantal Akerman and Jeanne Dielman, 23 Quai Du Commerce, 1080 Bruxelles join the World Premiere of Paul Thomas Anderson’s Junun, Laurie Anderson’s Heart Of A Dog, Jake Paltrow and Noah Baumbach's De Palma, and László Nemes’s Son Of Saul (Saul Fia), the Film Comment Presents selection in the Special Events program.

Son of Saul (Saul Fia) director László Nemes with Géza Röhrig (Saul) Photo: Anne-Katrin Titze

Je Tu Il Elle (I, You, He, She), Saute Ma Ville and Jeanne Dielman will be screened in November at the Museum of Modern Art in the 13th annual edition of To Save and Project, curated by Josh Siegel and Dave Kehr.

Josh wrote me: "One thing too often overlooked, and well worth mentioning,
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All she surveys by Anne-Katrin Titze

Queen Of Earth's Elisabeth Moss and director Alex Ross Perry at MoMA with Josh Siegel Photo: Anne-Katrin Titze

The disquieting power of laughter, shooting a film in sequence, countering movie clichés about female friendship, a Doris Day Pillow Talk moment, hysteria, editing time (by Robert Greene and Peter Levin), Edvard Munch, Musidora in Louis Feuillade's Les Vampires, slow zooms (cinematography by Sean Price Williams), plus Alfred Hitchcock and Roman Polanski's use of food, entered into Josh Siegel's conversation with Queen Of Earth director Alex Ross Perry and star Elisabeth Moss.

Alex Ross Perry introducing Queen Of Earth Photo: Anne-Katrin Titze

Catherine (Moss) visits her old friend Virginia (Katherine Waterston) at her family's lake house to recover and possibly come to terms with two recent traumatic events in her life. Her father, a famous artist whose estate Catherine manages, committed suicide, and her longtime boyfriend James (Kentucker Audley) left her.
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White God among New Directors/New Films titles

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The Museum Of Modern Art and the Film Society Of Lincoln Center have announced their initial selections ahead of the festival, set to run in New York from March 18-29.

The list includes Charles Poekel’s Christmas, Again (Us); Chaitanya Tamhane’s Court (India); Rick Alverson’s Entertainment (Us); Severin Fiala and Veronika Franz’s Goodnight Mommy (Austria); and Sarah Leonor’s The Great Man (France).

Rounding out the first nine are: Nadav Lapid’s The Kindergarten Teacher (Israel-France); Naji Abu Nowar’s Theeb (Jordan-Qatar-uae-uk); Myroslav Slaboshpytskiy’s The Tribe (Ukraine); and Kornél Mundruczó’s White God (Hungary, pictured).

New Directors/New Films is designed to unearth emerging artists. The selection committee comprises Jytte Jensen, Rajendra Roy, and Joshua Siegel from the The Museum Of Modern Art and Dennis Lim, Marian Masone and Gavin Smith from the Film Society Of Lincoln Center.
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Sign Language Film ‘The Tribe’ Features In 44th New Directors/New Films Series

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Sign Language Film ‘The Tribe’  Features In 44th New Directors/New Films Series
The Museum Of Modern Art and the Film Society Of Lincoln Center announced the first nine films in the long-lived showcase for new work. They include Myroslav Slaboshpytskiy’s winner of the Critics’ Week grand prize at Cannes, which is set in a Ukrainian school for deaf and mute coeds and is told entirely in sign language, with no subtitles. The Tribe is one of four films that will make their way to Manhattan from Park City, Utah, where they’re also on the Sundance roster: Charles Poekel’s Christmas, Again, about a heartbroken Christmas-tree salesman; Rick Alverson’s Entertainment, a follow-up to The Comedy, about a broken-down comedian doing stand-up across the Mojave Desert and Kornél Mundruczó’s White God, winner of the Un Certain Regard prize at Cannes about a dog’s journey back to its owner after being abandoned in the city.

Representing 11 countries from around the world,
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The Noteworthy: Jlg Anthology, To Save and Project, Criterion Designs

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Above: continuing their series of digital anthologies, Film Comment has a new one on Jean-Luc Godard that collects everything the magazine has published on him since 1962 (!). These Goodbye to Language GIFs are just for fun: For Cinema Scope Online, Angelo Muredda takes down Alejandro González Iñárritu’s Birdman:"While the film is ostensibly an angry manifesto stumping for artistic integrity in the face of a pablum-peddling culture industry that’s traded Raymond Carver for Stan Lee—as well as an illiterate critical class unwilling or unable to cultivate its technical competency—Birdman’s squawk is all but neutralized by its tepid bite. Though it is self-righteously mean in its broad strokes (as all polemics inevitably are), Birdman is also—this being an Iñárritu joint—an overeager, conspicuously crafted art object whose virtuosity is matched only by its digestibility. Snottily sniping at everyone but the exact sort of people who will
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CBS Buys Two Sony TV Comedy Projects

CBS has put in development two Sony TV-produced single-camera comedies from writing duos. The untitled Siegel/Morgan project, written by former 30 Rock writers-producers Josh Siegel and Dylan Morgan, is based on an original idea by producer Aaron Kaplan of Kapital Entertainment. The workplace comedy, which has a scripted commitment with penalty, is set at the Cdc and follows a dysfunctional investigation team led by a single woman who is great at saving lives but bad at having one of her own. UTA-repped Siegel and Morgan, who are under an overall deal at Sony TV, executive produce with Kaplan who has upcoming comedy series Friends With Better Lives on CBS. The untitled Lisbe/Reger project, written on spec by Michael Lisbe and Nate Reger, is a young ensemble comedy with a mystery element that hints at the futures of all five characters. The duo are executive producing with Jaime Tarses of Sony TV-based Fanfare.
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Argo and Zero Dark Thirty honoured at the 2013 WGA Awards

Ben Affleck's acclaimed CIA thriller Argo picked up another award last night as screenwriter Chris Terrio was honoured by the Writer's Guild of America at this year's WGA Awards with Best Adapted Screenplay, while Mark Boal received Best Original Screenplay for Kathryn Bigelow's Zero Dark Thirty and Malik Bendejelloul collected Best Documentary Screenplay for Searching for Sugar Man.

Shifting to the small screen and there was awards success for Breaking Bad (Best Drama Series), Louie (Best Comedy Series) and Girls (Best New Series), along with Mad Men (Episodic Drama), Modern Family (Episodic Comedy), Hatfields & McCoys (Long Form - Original), Game Change (Long Form - Adapted) and The Simpsons (Animation).

Here is the full list of nominees, with the winners highlighted in bold:

Film Categories:

Original Screenplay

Flight, Written by John Gatins; Paramount Pictures

Looper, Written by Rian Johnson; TriStar Pictures

The Master, Written by Paul Thomas Anderson; The Weinstein Company

Moonrise Kingdom,
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'Breaking Bad,' 'Modern Family' dominate WGA Award nominees

'Breaking Bad,' 'Modern Family' dominate WGA Award nominees
What do Walter White and Phil Dunphy have in common? They’re both at the center of the TV shows most honored by the Writers Guild of America today. The group just announced the nominees for its annual awards, which will be handed out Feb. 17 at simultaneous ceremonies in Los Angeles and New York. Breaking Bad garnered five nods; Modern Family drew four. Here’s a list of all the primetime and late night series in contention for the event’s biggest prizes:

Drama Series

Boardwalk Empire, Written by Dave Flebotte, Diane Frolov, Chris Haddock, Rolin Jones, Howard Korder, Steve Kornacki,
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MoMA To Screen Gotham Awards' 5 Nominees for Best Film Not Playing at a Theater Near You

MoMA To Screen Gotham Awards' 5 Nominees for Best Film Not Playing at a Theater Near You
MoMA's Department of Film, in collaboration with Independent Film Project and Filmmaker Magazine, will screen the five nominees competing for the Gotham Awards' Best Film Not Playing at a Theater Near You title. This year's screenings, running November 16-19, include David Zellner's "Kid Thing," Terence Nance's "An Oversimplification of Her Beauty," Alex Karpovsky's "Red Flag," Amy Seimetz' "Sun Don't Shine" and Frank V. Ross' "Tiger Tail in Blue." The nominees were selected by Filmmaker's editorial staff and MoMA associate film curator Joshua Siegel. The films represent a sampling of the best currently undistributed works from the American festival circuit. The winner gets the sweet deal of a $15K grant, ad support in the New York Times and a one-week run of his or her film at Cinema Village. Descriptions of the five nominated films: Kid-Thing Director: David Zellner The...
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42nd Edition Of New Directors/New Films (Nd/Nf) Announces Call For Submissions, 2013 Dates

Always a festival I look forward to attending here in NYC, given its mission/motivation - as the title states. Maybe I'll be seeing your film there next year... maybe. The deadline for entries is January 9, 2013. There's no fee for submitting, which is always music to a filmmaker's ears. The 2013 festival will take place from March 20-31. The rest of the dertails below: The Museum Of Modern Art And The Film Society Of Lincoln Center To Present 42Nd Edition Of New Directors/New Films From March 20-31, 2013 Fslc Director Of Year-round Programming, Robert Koehler, And MoMA Associate Curator, Joshua Siegel, Join Programming Team Submissions Now...
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New Directors/New Films 2013 Open For Submissions; Welcomes Programmers Koehler & Siegel

The Museum of Modern Art and the Film Society of Lincoln Center are calling for submissions to the 42nd edition of New Directors/New Films. The festival, which runs March 20-31, welcomes two new programmers: Robert Koehler (Fslc’s Director of Year-Round Programming) and Joshua Siegel (Associate Curator at MoMA). They will replace Richard Peña, who will step down from his position at the end of the year, and Lawrence Kardish, who retired in October. The Nd/Nf selection committee is comprised of Koehler, Marian Masone, and Gavin Smith of Fslc and Siegel, Jytte Jensen and Rajendra Roy of MoMA. Fslc exec director Rose Kuo states: “I have long admired and respected the vision and film knowledge of both Bob and Josh so it's with great pleasure to welcome them to the New Directors selection committee.” To submit to Nd/Nf for free go here. The deadline is January 9. Guidelines
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