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One of the most buzzed about films at this year's London Film Festival is about a community a world away from the glitz of red carpet galas and premiere parties.
The documentary The Village At The End Of The World by British filmmaker Sarah Gavron focuses on Niaqornat, a remote hamlet on the north-western coast of Greenland. In a community where the people are outnumbered by dogs it can be difficult to survive in the midst of globalization, let alone climate change.
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DOC NYC, New York City's Documentary Festival, is back for a third year on Nov. 8 - 15, 2012. The festival, which will be held at Greenwich Village’s IFC Center and the School of Visual Arts Theatre in Chelsea, aims to celebrate documentary film as a "cultural phenomenon" and "encourages its new directions."
Among this year's highlights are the U.S. premiere of Artifact, which follow the band Thirty Seconds to Mars as they fight a lawsuit with their record label Virgin/EMI, Venus and Serena, which looks into the lives of the Williams sisters during the most intimidating year of their careers, and The Central Park Five, about the five black and Latino teenagers who were wrongfully charged with raping a white female jogger in Central Park in 1989. In all, 115 films will be included in the week long fest.
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This week the Toronto International Film Festival is screening more than 250 films and a few of them have us ready to hit the road.
Remember reading Jack Kerouac's On The Road in High School and wishing you could just get into the car and drive across the country? Well now you can take that trip (at least vicariously) with Garrett Hedlund, Kristen Stewart, and Kirsten Dunst. The first big screen adaptation of Kerouac's classic premiered Thursday at TIFF and is already creating wanderlust among fans.
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Tropfest, known as "the world's largest short film festival", is coming to New York City and you can be a part of the fun - for free.
Tropfest began in Sydney, Australia 20 years ago and now receives thousands of submissions for its film festivals held in Australia, Arabia, Abu Dhabi, and other locations around the world.
The Toronto International Film Festival doesn't kick off until September 6th but they're already looking for people to help out.
TIFF is currently seeking volunteers for a variety of activities to help make this year's festival run smoothly.
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This year the Cannes Film Festival, taking place through May 27 in the south of France, is serving up its annual dose of Hollywood glitz and glam in all the usual places.
The Hotel du Cap-Eden-Roc in Antibes, France is a hub of A-lister activity again this year. On Saturday night the star-studded Vanity Fair and Gucci party brought out stars like Robert De Niro, Naomi Watts, and Salma Hayek, while other celebs, including Jennifer Connelly, have been spotted checking in.
This weekend Stan Lee will celebrate the release of The Avengers on California's Catalina Island and you can join him!
Lee, who is the former president of Marvel Comics and co-founded the POW! Entertainment company, is set to host a special screening of The Avengers at the Catalina Film Festival this weekend. He'll also introduce the documentary With Great Power: The Stan Lee Story and appear on a panel to discuss his work.
The L.A. Times' comic movie blog, Hero Complex, is hosting its 3rd Annual Hero Complex Film Festival next month featuring movie screenings followed by Q&As with the movie's stars, directors, and producers. Past fests have included appearances by Warren Beatty, who presented Dick Tracy, and producer Alex Kurtzman,with a screening of Star Trek.
This year's festival will feature a double feature of Dawn of the Dead, with director Zack Snyder and The Walking Dead creator Robert Kirkman, and Shaun of the Dead, with director Edgar Wright. Among the other movies showing at the fest are A Clockwork Orange with Malcolm McDowell, Super with Rainn Wilson, and Serenity with Nathan Fillion.
This year's films includes a mix of classics and recent award nominees like Citizen Cane, A Separation, Higher Ground, Joe versus the Volcano, Phunny Business: A Black Comedy, Big Fan (with an appearance by the movie's star Patton Oswalt), Kinyarwanda, Terri, On Borrowed Time, Patang, and Take Shelter (with the movie's star Michael Shannon).
Along with these films, the fest will also includes talks with the directors, writers, and producers who made the movies possible.
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Conrad Hotels & Resorts is celebrating their newest property, Conrad New York, by partnering with the Tribeca Film Festival.
Conrad Hotels & Resorts and Hilton Hotels & Resorts have recently announced that they will serve as the Official Hotel Partners of the Tribeca Film Festival through 2014, and they are offering you the chance to win a trip to this year's fest!
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The official line-up for Sundance London has been released and includes 14 films that premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in Park City, UT in January.
Among the selected pics are Julie Delpy's "2 Days in New York," Josh Radnor's "Liberal Arts", and Eugene Jarecki's documentary "The House I Live In." Music will also play an important role in first-ever Sundance London festival. Rufus and Martha Wainwright will perform together at the world premiere of Lian Lunson's "Sing Me The Songs That Say I Love You ~ A Concert for Kate McGarrigle". The documentary "Coming Up For Air" about the rock band Placebo, who are playing a concert during the event, will premiere as well.
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The NYC Food Film Festival recently began gearing up for this year's event, which will take place October 18-21 and is now in the midst of the 2012 Call For Entries.
Filmmakers everywhere are invited to submit their food films for consideration through April 20th, 2012. The only criteria for submitting a film is that it must be about food or drink, and it must be submitted digitally via thefoodfilmfestival.com.