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Jada-Amina Harvey Talks Black Harvest Film Festival

The Gene Siskel Film Center has named Jada-Amina Harvey as the lead curator for this year’s Black Harvest Film Festival. The festival is in its 29th year and will run from November 3rd through November 16th. The festival will show 20 feature-length films. There will be 10 short film programs, as well.read more.

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Women Directors Abound in 2023 “Dance on Camera” Festival

With its plethora of premieres and international miscellany of dance films, this year’s 51st Dance on Camera Festival (DOC) promises to be admirably eclectic as always. What’s even more intriguing though, is the sizable number of women-directed films featured in this edition’s lineup. 

Presented by Dance Films Association (DFA) and Film at Lincoln Center (FLC), the four-day festival—which happens to be the longest-running dance film festival in the world—runs from February 10 to 13, and features 13 programs with a total of 30 new films (selected from over 290 submissions) representing 35 countries. read more.

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Golden Apricot Film Festival and the Joy of the Movie Theater

During what might have just been the hottest week of the year in Yerevan, Armenia, I had the opportunity to attend the 19th annual Golden Apricot International Film Festival (GAIFF), the largest film festival in the Caucasus region. It’s been five months, and I’m still reflecting on my experience. 
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Satoko Yokohama on Character Actors

For the past 10 years, New York’s Japan Society has hosted Japan Cuts; the largest film festival showcasing Japanese films in North America. This year, the film festival closed its program with the new film by one of Japan’s freshest talents, Satoko Yokohama. The Aomori native and Film School of Tokyo graduate first rose to prominence with the New Directors Award (from the Directors Guild of Japan) and Osaka Grand Prix winning film German + Rain in 2007.read more.

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HRW FILM FESTIVAL: INSIDE THE CHINESE CLOSET

Women Documentarians Reveal Injustice and Hope at the Human Rights Watch Film Festival

By Nora Lee Mandel http://MavensNest.net/movies.html

I used to think of the Human Rights Watch Film Festival as “The Depressing Festival” in coverage over the past nine years.  But the programmers more and more balance artistic merit with the sponsoring NGO Human Rights Watch’s exposés of terrible injustices around the world, and even, sometimes, give the audience hope.  read more.

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HRW FILM FESTIVAL: HOOLIGAN SPARROW

Women Documentarians Reveal Injustice and Hope at the Human Rights Watch Film Festival

By Nora Lee Mandel http://MavensNest.net/movies.html

I used to think of the Human Rights Watch Film Festival as “The Depressing Festival” in coverage over the past nine years.  But the programmers more and more balance artistic merit with the sponsoring NGO Human Rights Watch’s exposés of terrible injustices around the world, and even, sometimes, give the audience hope.  read more.

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