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  1. Record crowd out for Tokyo's TIFFCOM

    5:00 am 10/24/2006

    TOKYO -- Operating in tandem with the 19th Tokyo International Film Festival, the TIFFCOM market got underway in the Japanese capital on Monday with 131 companies taking part, an improvement on the 99 exhibitors who were involved last year.Read more

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  2. Rome fest looks to '07

    5:00 am 10/24/2006

    ROME -- A change of date for next year's RomaCinemaFest may be in the cards as a result of complaints by the Venice Film Festival that the inaugural Rome fest fell too close to the more established Venice bash.Read more

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  3. Tokyo film fest flies with 'Flags'

    5:00 am 10/23/2006

    TOKYO -- The 19th Tokyo International Film Festival opened over the weekend with 15 films competing for the Sakura Grand Prix.Read more

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  4. Russian 'Victim' victorious in Rome

    5:00 am 10/21/2006

    A modern-day Russian film, based on "Hamlet," won top prize at Rome's first international film festival as the event wrapped Saturday. "Playing the Victim" by Kirill Serebrennikov was named best film among the 16 movies in competition.Read more

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  5. Ford, 'Borat' light up Rome fest

    5:00 am 10/21/2006

    ROME -- Harrison Ford presented super agent Jim Berkus, left, with a special award for agents and managers at the inaugural RomaCinemaFest on Friday as the last of 16 competition titles unspooled at the festival.Read more

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  6. Russian 'Victim' victorious in Rome

    5:00 am 10/21/2006

    Russia's "Playing the Victim," a retelling of "Hamlet" directed by Kirill Serebrennikov, won top prize at Rome's first international film festival as the nine-day marathon wrapped Saturday.Read more

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  7. 'Love,' 'Betelnut' win at Pusan Fest

    5:00 am 10/21/2006

    BUSAN, South Korea -- "Love Conquers All" and "Betelnut" shared the New Currents Award at the closing of the Pusan International Film Festival on Friday night.Read more

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  8. Pacino earns AFI Life Achievement Award

    5:00 am 10/21/2006

    Al Pacino has been selected by the AFI's board of trustees to receive the 35th AFI Life Achievement Award, the group's highest honor for a career in film, it was announced Friday.Read more

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  9. Colleagues honor Hope at Hamptons

    5:00 am 10/20/2006

    EAST HAMPTON, N.Y. -- The Hamptons International Film Festival feted indie producer Ted Hope on Thursday night at its third annual Industry Toast, the unofficial kickoff to the fest for many top members of the New York film industry.Read more

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  10. Santa Barbara fest's Master nod to Smith

    5:00 am 10/20/2006

    <paragraph_1>Will Smith will be honored with the Santa Barbara International Film Festival's Modern Master Award, SBIFF executive director Roger Durling said Thursday. The award, which honors an individual who has enriched our culture through his accomplishments in the motion picture industry, will be presented Jan. 27 at Santa Barbara's Arlington Theatre. Smith, who received a best actor Academy Award nomination for "Ali," next stars in "The Pursuit of Happyness," which Sony Pictures will release Dec. 15. The fest runs Jan. 25-Feb. 4.</paragraph_1>Read more

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