IFP's Independent Filmmaker Conference (NYC)
IFP's Independent Filmmaker Conference will be held from September 14-19, 2008 in New York City. It will feature: Daily “Conversations with” filmmakers Kevin Smith, Frida Torresblanco (NALIP Conference 9 co-chair), and Robert Greenwald along with industry visionaries Josh Sapan of Rainbow Media and SnagFilms’ Rick Allen. Daily “State of the Union” discussions with Bob Berney (Picturehouse), Christian Gaines (Withoutabox), Geoff Gilmore (Sundance Film Festival), Anne Thompson (Variety), Lance Weiler (Head Trauma) and more!
Daily Case Studies featuring Guillaume Canet’s Tell No One, NALIP member Almudena Carracedo (LPA 2004, Estela Award Winner) and Robert Bahar’s Made In LA, Patrick Creadon’s IOUSA, Sandi Dubowski’s Trembling Before G-d, Ryan Fleck & Anna Boden’s Sugar, Gary Hustwit’s Helvetica, founding NALIP member Alex Rivera’s Sleep Dealer, Aaron Rose & Joshua Leonard’s Beautiful Losers, and on-line film series & new media film pioneers The Cult of Sincerity, The West Side, Molotov Alva and Star Wreck.
Panelists include filmmakers Brad Anderson (Transsiberian), Larry Fessenden (The Last Winter), Courtney Hunt (Frozen River), Barry Jenkins (Medicine for Melancholy), So Yong Kim (In Between Days), Joe Swanberg (Hannah Takes The Stairs), Craig Zobel (Great World of Sound), and representatives from A&E IndieFilms, Big Beach, BMI, Cinetic Media, HBO, IndieGoGo, ITVS, Magnolia Pictures, Maximum Films, Miramax, New Video, Oscilloscope Pictures, SAGIndie, Samuel Goldwyn Films, Spout, Strand Releasing, Sundance Channel, SXSW, This is That, Variety and more!
For the latest Conference updates and pass purchases, go to www.filmmakerconference.com
2008 NCLR ALMA Awards on ABC this Friday
The 2008 NCLR ALMA Awards® is a spectacular show with some of the most amazing performances seen yet! This year, the ALMA Awards presents special tributes to Linda Ronstadt, Narciso Rodriguez, and Shakira, highlighting the outstanding contributions each of these individuals has made to American culture and society. You'll definitely want to tune in to see the special way in which each of these artists is recognized.
Be sure to tune in to ABC on Friday, September 12 at 8/7c for the airing of the ALMA Awards!
The ALMA Awards is a unique program, bringing together celebrities and leaders who influence American society. On this evening, all of these leaders, entertainers, fans, and many more come together to celebrate our Latino heritage and its positive impact on American entertainment and culture. We hope you enjoy the show!
This year's show is also an opportunity to share NCLR's work with the American public. As America prepares for the upcoming presidential election, NCLR has employed the power and influence of the talent participating in the ALMA Awards to remind everyone in our country to make sure their voices are heard—it’s time, go vote! This effort resonated well with the celebrities and special guests in attendance, who you will see later this fall in a special public service announcement produced at the ALMA Awards.
Call for Entries: SXSW
THE SOUTH BY SOUTHWEST FILM CONFERENCE & FESTIVAL has succeeded in its attempt to blend enthusiastic crowds with the leaders of the film industry. New filmmakers and veteran audiences come together with veteran filmmakers and new audiences, for a one-of-a-kind festival. Between educational panels and premiere screenings, SXSW Film has maintained its vision of celebrating ingenuity. For once, here's film independence you can depend on. Learn more at http://www.sxsw.com/film
SUBMIT YOUR FILM
Go to http://www.sxsw.com/film to submit your film for screening consideration.
Early deadline is November 14. Final deadline is December 12.
REGISTER TO ATTEND
Take advantage of early registration discounts and the best choice of available hotels at http://www.sxsw.com
Call for Entries: 47th Ann Arbor Film Festival
Bold visions. Lovingly crafted. Cutting edge. Artistically inspired. All lengths and genres accepted and considered:experimental, animation, documentary, and narrative. The 47th Ann Arbor Film Festival: March 24 - 29th, 2009.
+ More than $20,000 awarded to films in competition
+ Qualifying festival for Annual Academy Awards(R)
+ Select films participate on International Traveling Tour
Standard deadline October 15, 2008 = $40
Late deadline November 15, 2008 = $50
To submit your film, please visit http://www.aafilmfest.org/festival/submissions
Puerto Rican Love Story Maldeamores (Lovesickness) Opening in San Diego
Media Arts Center San Diego's San Diego Latino Film Festival is proud to present its’ 9th Annual Cinema en tu Idioma Film Series showcasing new Latin American, Mexican and Spanish Cinema. The 4-month series will continue in September with the screening of MALDEAMORES (LOVESICKNESS), starring Luis Guzman, September 19-25 at UltraStar Mission Valley Cinemas at Hazard Center.
A crowd-pleaser at the recent 2008 San Diego Latino Film Festival and chosen to represent Puerto Rico at the 80th Academy Awards celebrated this year, MALDEAMORES (LOVESICKNESS) stars Luis Guzman. From executive producer Benicio Del Toro comes a film about love of all kinds and at all ages in the backyards of Puerto Rico. A child's first kiss. A man who can’t grasp rejection. An unfaithful husband. An elderly love affair. Passion defeats reason again and again in this film about the eternal masochistic search for love.
Founder and Executive Director of Media Arts Center San Diego and San Diego Latino Film Festival states, "We’re honored to bring Benicio del Toro’s film back to San Diego for this exclusive engagement. Luis Guzman gives a wonderful performance."
MALDEAMORES (LOVESICKNESS) will screen for one-week only exclusively at UltraStar Mission Valley Cinemas at Hazard Center (off the 163 Freeway and Friars Rd.). Run time: 83 minutes. Screening times are: 11:30 am, 1:45 pm, 4:00 pm, 6:15 pm, 8:30 pm, and 10:45 pm.
Tickets are $9.50 General Audiences / $7.50 Students, seniors & Media Arts Center San Diego members. Individual tickets can be purchased prior to each screening at the UltraStar Mission Valley Cinemas at Hazard Center box office (7510 Hazard Center Dr., SD, CA 92108).