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The L.A. Film Festival

Now in its 16th year, the 2010 Los Angeles Film Festival (LAFF) took place this past June in the heart of downtown Los Angeles. Presented by the Los Angeles Times, the Festival showcased the best in new American and international cinema and brought public access to critically acclaimed filmmakers and emerging talent in the backyard of the world’s movie-making capital. LAFF is produced by Film Independent, a nonprofit arts organization dedicated to promoting and supporting independent films and filmmakers.

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L.A. Shorts Fest

The 14th annual L.A. Shorts Film Festival recently honored filmmakers who have demonstrated a high standard in the creation and development of the short film. Held on July 22–30, 2010 at Laemmle’s Sunset 5 Theatres in Hollywood, Calif., L.A. Shorts is officially recognized by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. In recent years, 33 of the Festival’s films have received Academy Award nominations and 11 have won the Oscar.

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IBC 2010 Preview

Feat_IBC_MoleRichardson_MoleLED_12-PackSince 1967, September marks the time when professionals who create, manage and deliver entertainment and news content worldwide convene for the annual IBC Conference and Exhibition. Although largely a European event, due to its location at the RAI Centre in Amsterdam, IBC attracts exhibitors and content professionals from all over the globe. Last year’s event attracted over 45,000 attendees representing more than 140 countries worldwide.

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Shane Hurlbut’s HDSLR Boot Camp

High-end digital content just took a major leap: Cinematographer Shane Hurlbut, ASC is pushing the envelope of capturing HDSLR images with an intense two-day “Boot Camp” to inspire filmmakers wanting to perfect their craft while respecting ecological footprints.

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Saturn Awards Honor Sci-Fi, Fantasy and Horror

EventsSaturnRobertoOrciAlexKurtzmanPresented by the Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror, the 2010 Saturn Awards honored genre-loving producers and stars at a fantastic event. At this most high-profile production of the past year, the 3D masterpiece Avatar was the biggest winner with 10 wins, making Director James Cameron the “King of the Night,” as he now holds a Titanic-like record for the most Saturn Awards of all time. Out of town during the event, Cameron sent the cheering audience a heartfelt video acceptance and thanked everyone for the numerous honors that included Best Science Fiction Film, Best Writer, Best Director and the Visionary Award.

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