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Viff 2009: Guest Directors Attending

27 September 2009 11:43 AM, PDT | | See recent news »

The 28th annual Vancouver International Film Festival (Viff) will be held October 1-16, 2009. Founded in 1982, Viff's mandate is " encourage the understanding of other nations through the art of cinema, to foster the art of cinema, to facilitate the meeting in British Columbia of cinema professionals from around the world and to stimulate the motion picture industry in British Columbia and Canada..." Over 150,000 people are expected to attend 640 screenings of 360 films from 80 countries. Here is an up-to-date list of directors, confirmed to attend Viff 2009, along with their films : "1428" Du Haibin "1999" Lenin Sivam "65_RedRoses" Philip Lyall & Nimisha Mukerji "Adelaide" Liliana Greenfield-Sanders "The Agony and the Ecstasy of Phil Spector" Vikram Jayanti "Ana & Arthur" Larry Young "The Anchorage" Anders Edström & Curtis Winter "Antoine" Laura Bari "Argippo Resurrected" Dan Krames "The Art of Drowning" Diego Maclean "At Home By Myself... With You" Kris Booth "At The Edge Of The World" Dan Stone »

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Tribeca Film Fest unveils partial lineup

9 March 2009 8:43 PM, PDT | | See recent QuietEarth news »

I know it looks dire as it's 28% lighter (at least so far) and minus an artistic director, but no fear, there's still more to come, and with what's been announced theirs some interesting sounding stuff, especially a film we wrote about briefly called Accidents Happen. Also premiering is the comedy Stay Cool and the Danish film Original, along with the North American premier of The Exploding Girl which we also wrote about.

Check the narrative features, world documentary, and discovery lineups after the break!

World Narrative Feature Competition

A compelling cross-section of bold creative visions from every corner of the globe come together in this year’s World Narrative Feature Competition. Presenting a diverse array of unique voices, this international film collection includes premieres from a wide range of directors, such as U.S. indie veterans the Polish brothers and Tony-nominated Conor McPherson, as well as exciting newcomers. Together, these »

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Documentaries spotlighted at AFI Dallas 2009

3 February 2009 12:00 PM, PST | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »

The AFI Dallas 2009 International Film Festival, which runs from March 26-April 2, will include the world premieres of the documentaries "One Nation," "Playground" and "Rock Prophecies."

Directed by Justin Wilson, "Nation" uses sounds and images to profile the year 1968.

Libby Spears' "Playground," executive produced by Steven Soderbergh and George Clooney, looks at the American child sex trafficking industry.

"Prophecies," directed by John Chester, is a backstage look at the world of rock n' roll from the vantage point of photographer Robert M. Knight, who at the age of 18 befriended Jimi Hendrix and members of Led Zeppelin.

The fest will also include the U.S. premieres of Robert Kenner's "Food, Inc.," a documentary about the food industry; Matt Aselton's comedy "Gigantic," starring Paul Dano, Zooey Deschanel, John Goodman, Jane Alexander and Edward Asner; and Lourens Blok's "The Seven of Daran," who follows an English boy on an African adventure. »

- By Gregg Kilday

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