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Morelia Film Festival: Enter to Win Online Festival Pass To Screen The Best Of Mexican Cinema

Morelia Film Festival: Enter to Win Online Festival Pass To Screen The Best Of Mexican Cinema
Just because events like Venice, Tiff and Nyff are over, that doesn’t mean fall film festival season is slowing down. Quite the contrary, as the renowned Morelia International Film Festival is currently in full swing in Mexico.

Founded in 2003, the festival was designed to put a greater spotlight on Mexican cinema, but it has since grown into an international event, hosting directors as diverse as Alfonso Cuarón and Alejandro González Iñárritu to Todd Haynes, Michel Gondry, Alejandro Jodorowsky and the late Abbas Kiarostami. The festival runs through October 30, and IndieWire has partnered with Festival Scope to give readers the chance to attend from the comfort of their own homes.

Now through Thursday, October 27, IndieWire readers have an exclusive opportunity to register for a chance to win an online festival pass to screen 20 features and documentaries from the Morelia Film Festival on the Festival Scope website. Click here for the
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‘La La Land’ Comes to Morelia Fest as it Hosts Top Festival Winners and Demian Bichir’s Helming Debut

‘La La Land’ Comes to Morelia Fest as it Hosts Top Festival Winners and Demian Bichir’s Helming Debut
World-class festival winners are bowing at the 14th Morelia Int’l Film Festival, including Damian Chazelle’s Oscar-buzzworthy “La La Land,” Nate Parker’s controversial Sundance hit “Birth of a Nation,” Ken Loach’s Cannes Palme d’Or winner “I, Daniel Blake” and Berlinale Golden Bear prizewinner “Fire at Sea” by Gianfranco Rosi.

The 10-day fest opens Oct. 21 with Pablo Larrain’s latest opus, “Neruda,” which reps Chile at the Foreign-Language Oscar race, and stars Gael Garcia Bernal who will present the pic. Guests of honor this year include Willem Dafoe, Giada Colagrande and Audrey Tautou. Rising Venezuelan star Edgar Ramirez will be presenting two high-profile pics he stars in, “The Girl on the Train” and “Hands of Stone.”

But Morelia remains an important barometer of the latest in Mexican cinema. Mexican thesp Demian Bichir, Oscar-nommed for his lauded perf in 2011 drama “A Better Life,” is staging the world premiere
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Premio Ariel (Ariel Awards) 2011: Nominations: El Infierno, Chicogrande, Abel

El Infierno, Chicogrande, and the other nominations of the 2011 Premio Ariel (Ariel Awards) have been announced. The 53rd Annual Premio Ariel (Ariel Awards) are presented by the Mexican Academy of Cinematographic Arts and Sciences. “The Ariel is the Mexican Academy of Film Award. It has been awarded annually since 1947. The award recognizes excellence in motion picture making, such as acting, directing and screenwriting in Mexican cinema. It is considered the most prestigious award in the Mexican movie industry.” The 53rd Annual Premio Ariel (Ariel Awards) “ceremony will take place on May 7 [, 2011] at the Palacio de Bellas Artes in Mexico City.” The full listing of the 2011 Premio Ariel (Ariel Awards) nominations is below

Best Picture

Abel

Chicogrande

El infierno (Hell)

Best Director

Felipe Cazals, Chicogrande

Luis Estrada, El infierno (Hell)

Diego Luna, Abel

Best Actress

Karina Gidi, Abel

Mónica del Carmen, Año bisiesto (Leap Year)

Maricel Álvarez, Biutiful

Úrsula Pruneda, Las
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2010 Los Angeles Film Festival: Official Film List

The 2010 Los Angeles Film Festival is set to run June 17-27 in a brand new location. Oh, it’s still in L.A, but it’s moving across town, from Westwood — where it’s been held the past few years — all the way over to Downtown.

The main “hub” for the fest will be the new L.A. Live complex, but there will also be screenings at other locations, such as the Downtown Independent and Redcat theaters. The city is really trying to build downtown up into a major arts and culture hub, so the festival moving there fits in with that agenda. Film Independent, the organization that runs Laff, also runs the annual Independent Spirit Awards, an event that also moved downtown — from Santa Monica — this year.

On Bad Lit, I tend to like to put up festival lineups that include days and times of screenings. However, since I
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The Twilight Saga: Eclipse to Premiere at La Film Festival; Full Line-Up Announced

There are plenty of films to be excited about at this year’s Los Angeles Film Festival, but sadly they’ll probably be overshadowed by one. The Twilight Saga: Eclipse will make its world debut at the festival on June 24th, six days before the film’s release date. However, the screening is invitation-only. How do you get an invitation? I have no idea. Maybe if you sign a contract saying your shrieking won’t rise above a certain decibel level.

As for the other films that aren’t invitation-only, there’s also the Sundance hit The Kids Are Alright, the closing night film Despicable Me, the Duplass Brother’s Cyrus, Neil Marshall’s Centurion, the education documentary Waiting for Superman, and Golden Lion-winner Lebanon.

Hit the jump to check out the full line-up. The 2010 Los Angeles Film Festival will from June 17 – 27.

Here’s the full line-up. For more details,
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Complete Los Angeles Film Festival Lineup Announced!

Like the headline says, the complete lineup for the 2010 Los Angeles Film Festival has been announced and it's a fascinating, eclectic mix. How happy am I to see music doc Separado! in there? Pretty damn happy, as it's one of my absolute favorites of the year and has been resoundingly overlooked.  Read the complete announcement below!

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Los Angeles (May 4, 2010) - Today Film Independent, the non-profit arts organization that produces the Spirit Awards, the Los Angeles Film Festival, and year-round artist development programs and exhibition events, announced the official selections for the 2010 Los Angeles Film Festival, presented by the Los Angeles Times. The Festival will run from Thursday, June 17 to Sunday, June 27 in downtown Los Angeles, with its central hub at L.A. Live. Now in its sixteenth year, the Festival is recognized as a world-class event, showcasing the best in new American
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La Film Fest to host world premiere of “The Twilight Saga: Eclipse”

Today Film Independent, the non-profit arts organization that produces the Spirit Awards, the Los Angeles Film Festival, and year-round artist development programs and exhibition events, announced the official selections for the 2010 Los Angeles Film Festival, presented by the Los Angeles Times. The Festival will run from Thursday, June 17 to Sunday, June 27 in downtown Los Angeles, with its central hub at L.A. Live. Now in its sixteenth year, the Festival is recognized as a world-class event, showcasing the best in new American and international cinema and providing the movie-loving public with access to critically acclaimed filmmakers, film industry professionals, and emerging talent from around the world.

The 2010 Los Angeles Film Festival will screen over 200 feature films, shorts, and music videos, representing more than 40 countries. This year, the Festival received more than 4,700 submissions from filmmakers around the world. The final selections represent 28 World, North American, and U.S. premieres, which more
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Film Independent Announces Official Film Selection For 2010 Los Angeles Film Festival, Presented By The Los Angeles Times

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- Focus Features' The Kids Are All Right to Kick Off Festival   -

- World Premiere of Universal Pictures' 3-D CGI Feature Despicable Me Selected for Closing Night   -

- Summit Entertainment's The Twilight Saga: Eclipse to have World Premiere -

- Galas include Animal Kingdom, Cyrus, Mahler on the Couch, Revolución,& Waiting for Superman   -

Los Angeles (May 4, 2010) - Today Film Independent, the non-profit arts organization that produces the Spirit Awards, the Los Angeles Film Festival, and year-round artist development programs and exhibition events, announced the official selections for the 2010 Los Angeles Film Festival, presented by the Los Angeles Times. The Festival will run from Thursday, June 17 to Sunday, June 27 in downtown Los Angeles, with its central hub at L.A. Live. Now in its sixteenth year, the Festival is recognized as a world-class event, showcasing
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