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United Nations Association Film Festival

Stanford, California

Screenings will take place:

October 22-31, 2010. Showtimes: TBD

The 13th UNAFF will be held from October 22-31 2010 in Palo Alto, Stanford University, East Palo Alto and San Francisco. The theme for this year is “POPULATION – MIGRATION – GLOBALIZATION.” UNAFF celebrates the power of films dealing with human rights, environmental themes, population, migration, women's issues, refugees, homelessness, racism, health, universal education, war and peace. UNAFF has screened some of the most awarded and talked about documentaries in the industry including five that went on to win Academy Awards and seventeen that were nominated.

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Astoria/LIC Film Festival

Astoria, New York

Screenings will take place:

Saturday, October 23rd 2010 at 12pm

The Astoria/LIC Film Festival will strive to promote an open and nurturing environment for artists, writers, actors, filmmakers and fans, and will focus on offering great networking opportunities for its participants. This first annual film festival gives start to a great new tradition of promoting new and emerging voices in film, spoken word and art similar to the Tribeca and NYC Downtown Film Festivals. The Astoria/LIC has been dubbed The United Nations of New York City: according to newspapers, with people from 120 different countries living and working in these diverse and eccentric New York neighborhood. Astoria/LIC makes a terrific host for this new tradition, on par with such established art locales as the Village, SoHo or Williamsburg. We have every intention of making the festival successful and memorable for years to come.

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Hollywood Film Festival

Beverly Hills, California

Screenings will take place:

Sunday, October 24th at 3:00pm

The Hollywood Film Festival® and Hollywood Awards® were created in 1997 to bridge the gap between Hollywood and the global creative community, while at the same time honoring established Hollywood professionals.

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Cascade Festival of African Films

Portland, OR

Screenings will take place:

February 5 - March 6, 2011. Showtimes: TBD

With this milestone festival, we celebrate 20 years of bringing African films and filmmakers to Portland! Our 20th anniversary festival coincides with the 50th anniversary of 17 African countries that achieved their independence in 1960. The feature and documentary films that we show, the majority of which were made by African directors, celebrate Africa’s achievements, expose Africa’s failures, and reveal the possibilities for a more hopeful future. They show us pictures of Africa through the eyes of Africans, rather than a vision of Africa that is packaged primarily for western viewers. The films represent African concerns that are political, historical, and social. This year’s films cover a wide range of themes and topics, including African identity, liberation, emigration, displacement, dictatorship, racism and war, issues of trauma, conflict and reconciliation, peace, truth, justice, forgiveness, and the position of women.

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Festival Cinema Africano, Asia ed America Latina

Milan, Italy

Screenings will take place:

March 17, 2010, 4:30PM

The only festival in Italy entirely dedicated to the cinema and cultures of countries in Africa, Asia and Latin America is now a long-standing rendezvous for the fans of cinema from the south of the world. More than 50 countries are represented with about 80 films and videos screened. The program of the 20th African, Asian and Latin American Film Festival includes the two now traditional “competitive” sections – Windows on the World Competitions – open to  fiction feature films and documentaries from Africa, Asia and Latin  America  and three competitions exclusively reserved for Africa: Competition for the Best African Film and the Competitions for the Best Short Fiction Films and Documentaries.

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Africa World Documentary Film Festival

Hamilton, Bermuda

Screenings will take place:

Friday, March 19, 6:30PM

The Africa World Documentary Film Festival (AWDFF) is sponsored by the E. Desmond Lee Professorship in African/African American Studies, Center for International Studies, University of Missouri-St. Louis. The AWDFF has as its objective the promotion of knowledge and culture of the people of Africa, in a Pan-African context. In promotion of the Pan African context, public viewings of submission accepted by AWDFF shall also occur in Africa, Europe and the Caribbean.

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Cape Winelands Film Festival

Cape Town, South Africa

Screenings will take place:

March 20th, 10:00PM

March 22, 8:30PM

The 3rd edition of one of South Africa's largest film festivals, The Cape Winelands Film festival, will take place in Cape Town and Stellenbosch.  The 2010 Cape Winelands Film Festival (CWFF) is proud to present quality films from around the globe. The rich selection of world cinema includes features, documentaries and shorts, all of which have won over 300 international awards.

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One City Many Cultures Festival

Cape Town, South Africa

Screenings will take place:

March 21st 6:00PM

This Cape Town Festival was established in 1999, by then Cape Times Editor, Ryland Fisher, to address the political and racial divides blatantly evident in the City of Cape Town. The Planet Hollywood bombing in the previous year catalyzed the need to address issues of cultural diversity, tolerance and the inculcation of the concept ‘ONE CITY, MANY CULTURES’. The Cape Town Festival was established therefore, as a platform to encourage dialogue, cultural exchange and understanding through cultural and artistic expression. 2009 marks the 10th anniversary of the official cultural festival of Cape Town and the festival is digging deeper into our perceptions of race, our understanding of diversity and how we can combat the persistent cultural divide.

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Arizona Black Film Showcase

Tempe, AZ USA

Screenings will take place:

Saturday, March 27, 2010

Madcap Theatre, 730 South Mill Avenue Tempe, AZ 85281-4250, United States The Arizona Black Film Showcase, (AZBFS), founded in 2001 by community leader and business professional, Joanna de'Shay, is a program of The Leadership Consortium (TLC) a 501(c)3 organization, whose mission is to identify, recruit, support and retain leaders of color. This annual, competitive film showcase is dedicated to supporting, celebrating and promoting the dynamic works of Black filmmakers locally and nationally. The Showcase solicits independent feature film entries created for under $1,000,000. Additionally, the Showcase provides Black directors, writers, producers, actors and other industry talent a forum to network and share in their cinematic experiences. The Arizona Black Film Showcase is a world-class event that brings world class talent such as Wayne Brady, Lynn Whitfield, Hill Harper, Bill Duke (A Rage In Harlem, Sister Act II), Lee Daniels (Precious, Shadowboxer, Monsters Ball, The Woodsman), Ehrich Van Lowe, of "The Cosby Show, Michael Stradford, vice president, Columbia Tri-Star DVD Divisions, and many more.

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Vail Film Festival

Vail, Colorado, USA

Screenings will take place:

Friday, April 2nd 2010 at 11:40 am

Saturday April 3rd 2010 at 5 pm

The Colorado Film Institute is a 501(c)3 nonprofit arts organization dedicated to fostering independent cinema. The Colorado Film Institute's primary initiatives are to promote the art of film by providing a screening platform for aspiring filmmakers and by providing a gathering place for film enthusiasts. Additionally, the Colorado Film Institute fosters new filmmakers by providing education, industry expertise, and industry access. The Colorado Film Institute is proud to stage the Vail Film Festival, a four-day event that enlightens and entertains thousands of film festival attendees and offers a creative outlet to the film world's newest storytellers and innovators.

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17th Annual New York African Film Festival

New York, NY USA

Screenings will take place:

Thursday, April 8th, 2010 at 6:00 p.m.

Tuesday, April 13th, 2010 at 1:00 p.m.

Walter Reade Theater, Lincoln Center 70 Lincoln Center Plaza, New York, NY 10023 For over a decade, African Film Festival, Inc. (AFF) and the Film Society of Lincoln Center have co-presented the New York African Film Festival, using cinema as a tool to bring African culture, history and politics to thousands of viewers in the United States. We are pleased to present Streetball at the 2010 New York African Film Festival. This year, under the banner theme Independent Africa, the festival will feature a cross-continental collection of compelling works in cinema of Africa and the African Diaspora.

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Beaches Chapel Screening and Q&A

Jacksonville, FL, Beeches Chapel

Screenings will take place:

Tuesday, April 27, 1:15PM-2:30PM

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Florida State University Screening

Tallahassee, FL

Screenings will take place:

Thursday, April 29th, 2:00PM-5:00PM

Mix Theater A - University Center For the past twenty years, the FSU Film School has produced some of the top film professionals coming out of the state of Florida with a small international student body.  With a robust alumni net as well as mentorship, the FSU film school can boast a near 100% job placement of its graduates within 12 months in the film industry.  Awards include nine Student Academy Awards, several Director's Guild of America awards, 26 student Emmies as well as numerous other awards and festival screening.

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5Points Theatre

5Points Theater, Jacksonville, FL

Screenings will take place:

Sunday, May 2

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Fergus Premiere: Streetball Film

Venue to be determined

Screenings will take place:

Thursday, May 27, 8:00PM

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All Sports Los Angeles Film Festival

Fairbanks Theater, Los Angeles, CA

Screenings will take place:

July 10th 10:15pm

Whether it is a dramatic or comedic piece, we want screenwriters and filmmakers to share their great stories in regards to the world of sports. We felt that creating this festival would give the many sports fanatics out there an outlet for their love of competition.

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Action On Film International Film Festival

Pasadena, California

Screenings will take place:

July 23-30

The AOF Fest is one of these most progressive film festivals on the scene today. With writers, producers, directors and filmmakers from all over the globe, we are truly an International affair

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Albuquerque Film Festival

Albuquerque, New Mexico

Screenings will take place:

Friday, August 27, 2010 at 4:30 pm

The Albuquerque Film Festival is a project of Film for Change, a 501 (c) 3 non-profit dedicated to the promotion, presentation, and production of socially relevant media. The Albuquerque Film Festival is a community organization dedicated to celebrating writers, filmmakers, musicians, and artists from around the globe whose visions break rules and startle the imagination. More than a film festival, the AFF will celebrate not only cinema, but all related arts including painting, performance art, storyboarding, photography, music, tap-dancing, etc. If it’s great, we’ll program it.

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Atlantic City International Film and Music Festival

Atlantic City, New Jersey

Screenings will take place:

Sept 8-12th, 2010

With the city that is “Always Turned On” as its backdrop, the Atlantic City International Film and Music Festival (Sept 8-12, 2010) establishes the first large scale offering for cinema and musical artists from around the world to showcase their innovation, creativity, diversity, and uniqueness of filmmaking & musical talents in one of the premier entertainment cities on the east coast – Atlantic City. With awards available in both film and music categories along with premier Atlantic City Casino hotels owned and operated by Harrah’s entertainment hosting events, screenings, performances and nightlife, film makers and musicians will have ample opportunity to showcase their work. The vision of the Atlantic City International Film and Music Festival has been brought together with the commitment of the Atlantic City Mayor, the Honorable Lorenzo T. Langford as well as the support of Harrah’s, an icon in gaming and hotels in Atlantic City.

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Show Me Social Justice Int’l Film Festival

Warrensburg, Missouri

Screenings will take place:

September 10-12th, 2010

The purpose of the Show Me Social Justice International Film Festival is to raise awareness of Social Justice Issues. Using a variety of artistic media, our goal is to impact our communities, both locally and globally, in order to inspire personal responsibility and positive action. Located in west central Missouri, Warrensburg has been selected as the site for the first annual Show Me Social Justice International Film Festival. For three days in September the community of Warrensburg, within easy driving distance between Kansas City and Columbia, will play host to this one-of-a-kind special event. While films (features, documentary, and shorts) are being solicited from around the world, only the best will be shown at the festival. Those attending will have the opportunity to screen several very special films as well as attend some very special events.

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Docutah – Southern Utah International Documentary Film Festival

St. George, Utah

Screenings will take place:

Friday, September 17th at 10:00am. Westates – Red Cliffs

2010 is just the beginning. DOCUTAH is poised to experience its first year as an international documentary film festival in September 2010 in breathtaking Southern Utah. The festival will run for 10 days, including two weekends, with an opening gala in St. George, Utah a gala in Kanab, Utah, and a closing reception and awards ceremony on the Dixie State College campus in St. George. We will also feature Springdale, Utah at the mouth of Zion National Park as one of our venue cities with a special screening at the O.C. Tanner Amphitheater. The goal of DOCUTAH is to create a film festival of international scope. We will accept worldwide submissions with entries that will represent a diverse collection of subject matter and countries. DOCUTAH's focus is on independent films looking for distribution. We also encourage student submissions.

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Urbanworld Film Festival, presented by BET

Los Angeles, California

Screenings will take place:

September 17th 2010, 1:30pm, Theater 11

September 19th 2010, 8:00 pm, Theater 12

The Urbanworld Film Festival (UWFF) is an initiative delivered by the Urbanworld Foundation, a nonprofit organization dedicated to redefining the role of multicultural constituents in contemporary cinema by implementing programs and events that support the development and success of the urban filmmaking community.

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Newburyport Documentary Film Festival

Newburyport, Massachusetts

Screenings will take place:

September 24th-26th, 2010. Showtimes: TBD

The Newburyport Film Society is a nonprofit organization dedicated to bringing The Newburyport Documentary Film Festival and a wide range of film experiences to audiences on the seacoast. The Newburyport Documentary Film Festival takes place at various locations in historic downtown Newburyport, including, The Screening Room and The Firehouse Center for the Arts.

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Louisville’s International Festival of Film

Louisville, Kentucky

Screenings will take place:

Sept 30th - Oct 8th, 2010. Showtimes: TBD

Louisville’s International Festival of Film (LIFF) is committed to screening artistic films not usually presented through commercial venues, giving independent filmmakers a place to showcase their work. The proceeds of the Festival will be used by the LFAI to help fund education efforts focused on training the filmmakers of tomorrow in Metro Louisville and the Commonwealth of Kentucky. In addition to film screenings, the festival will host a variety of seminars, events and parties designed to provide Kentuckians and industry visitors alike the opportunity to become involved in the future of the Film Industry in Kentucky. We believe that an annual festival will promote Kentucky and Metro Louisville as a destination point for film production drenched in hospitality, arts and culture.

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Twin Cities Film Festival

Minneapolis, MN

Screenings will take place:

Friday, October 1st at 9:30pm. AMC Block E 15.

Saturday, October 2nd at 11:00am. AMC Block 15.

The Twin Cities Film Fest (TCFF) is a Minneapolis–based 501(c)3 non–profit arts organization that will have its inaugural event, a major mainstream 5-day film festival in downtown Minneapolis, during the fall of 2010. The goal is a simple one: To offer audiences’ access to the best films the global industry has to offer, to stimulate economic activity in the Twin Cities and to offer filmmakers a premiere venue at which to premiere their work.

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Eugene International Film Festival

Eugene, Oregon

Screenings will take place:

October 7-10, 2010

We are proud to have become a major, respected element in the filmmaking process not only by showcasing your efforts, but by offering truly unique opportunities for you to network with key players in the business — to help you market your films, your talents and yourself one-on-one with distributors, exhibitors, broadcasters, webcasters, Hollywood agents and producers.

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Jacksonville Film Festival

Screenings will take place:

October 14-17th, 2010

The mission of the Jacksonville Film Festival is to provide entertainment, educational opportunities, programs and events that enrich the arts and culture of Northeast Florida, while inspiring a new generation of filmmakers through the diversity and power of film.

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Vineyard Film Festival

Nicosia, Cyprus

Screenings will take place:

TBD

Vineyard Film Festival is a star-studded, musical and cinematic experience, hosted on an island rich in cultural history and beautiful locations. VFF gives the opportunity to celebrate and promote excellence in film, using it as a communication platform to develop and enhance dialogue between various peoples and various cultures. VFF identifies and nurtures exceptional talent globally and plays an active role in the growth of the industry.  An innovative cultural festival for all.