Gossip Girl gets gobbled up by Piranha 3D

Dimension Films has confirmed that “Gossip Girl” Jessica Szohr, has joined previously announced cast members Elisabeth Shue, Richard Dreyfuss, Ving Rhames, Adam Scott and Dina Meyer in the upcoming film PIRANHA 3D. E Online broke the news earlier today, that Szohr will appear in the Alexandre Aja-directed remake of the cult classic horror film. As …
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SSG Summer Shorts Fest 2009

SSG Summer Shorts Fest wants to present the best in shorts filmmaking using only the best sound, equipment, projection, and space. SSG Summer Shorts Fest not only celebrates but rewards captivating film experiences with prizes and press recognition. The Fine Arts Theatre, located in Beverly Hills, has long been recognized by industry insiders to be …
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Strasbourg International Film Festival 2009

The Strasbourg International Film Festival is dedicated to discovering new films and advancing the work of emerging and established cutting-edge filmmaking talent who hold true to their original concept and gracefully, elegantly, or blatantly project it onto the screen. SiFF works closely with France’s central film headquarters – the Centre National de la Cinematographie – …
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Philadelphia Independent Film Festival 2009

The Philadelphia Independent Film Festival’s mission is to promote, screen, and enjoy local, regional, and global independently produced movies. PIFF showcases globally produced films in any genre which are not restrained by boundaries. Last year’s event showcased an impressive program of 151 films, including 51 world premiers. Filmmakers traveled from Bulgaria, England Japan, Holland, Canada, …
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Birmingham Shout: Gay + Lesbian Film Festival 2009

Birmingham SHOUT was created to celebrate the gay and lesbian experience in the Magic City by providing a sense of community through film, to enrich and entertain the public with programming that offers diverse perspectives on the GLBT experience, and to meet the increasing demand for alternative/indie films in the Birmingham area. Birmingham SHOUT is …
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Palm Springs International Shortfest 2009

Organized by the Palm Springs International Film Society, the Palm Springs International ShortFest provides a showcase and market for the best short-form cinema and its creators in the world, welcoming both student and non-student filmmakers. The Festival is Academy Award-qualifying and has seen 64 ShortFest films go on to garner nominations, including 2008 Oscar-winners FREEHELD …
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HBO Presents New York Int’l Latino Film Festival 2009

Celebrating ten years of Latino cinematic excellence, NYILFF is committed to showcasing films and artists that offer expansive depictions of Latino culture to a cross-section of diverse nationalities and communities. NYILFF screens films made by, about and/or for the Latino community. The NYILFF is the only film event to have had the endorsement of Mayor …
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Kansas International Film Festival 2009

As a premier cultural and educational event in greater Kansas City, the Kansas International Film Festival attracts local, regional, and national work, recognizing visiting filmmakers and screen personalities, with the intention of increasing public awareness of independent and classic cinema as a cultural, economic, and educational asset. KIFF boasts an intimate vibe – visiting filmmakers …
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Future of Cinema International Film Festival 2009

The Future of Cinema International Film Festival at Interlochen Center for the Arts provides a setting for high school filmmakers to meet professionals and peers, screen work, discuss trends and new developments in cinema, while cultivating a greater understanding of a quickly evolving art form. All official selections will be screened at FOCIFF’s state-of-the-art projection …
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Polar Film Festival 2009

The Polar Film Festival highlights the best of international independent film, and prioritizes low-budget films, an independent spirit, and new directing talent. Past PFF selections include BLIND SPOT; I AM FROM TIVOV VELES; DAS DOLES; FAMILY RULES, and THE BASKET CASE. PFF reserves one-third of its screening slots for home-grown films of Scandinavian and Nordic …
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Newport International Film Festival 2009

The mission of the Newport International Film Festival is to serve the community by presenting unique programs that inspire, challenge, and engage a broad and diverse audience through the art of film. NIFF schedules over 100 screenings of feature-length narrative films, documentaries and shorts, including both international and US film premieres. The Festival is central …
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FirstGlance Film Fest Philadelphia 2009

Open to professional, first time, graduate and undergraduate filmmakers from around the globe, FirstGlance showcases the best in truly indie filmmaking and celebrates Philadelphia filmmakers with a festival described as “one of the most entertaining festivals out there.” FirstGlance Film Fest Philadelphia boasts vibrant receptions and special events nightly for its 25,000 festgoers and filmmakers. …
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Nantucket Film Festival 2009

The Nantucket Film Festival was founded in 1996 to spotlight screenwriting in today’s cinema. Inspired by the colorful local community of writers and artists on the island of Nantucket, NFF has been dedicated to the notion that the screenwriter’s contribution is at the core of filmmaking. The Festival provides an engaging arena for filmmakers, screenwriters, …
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Action/Cut Short Film Competition Festival 2009

Action/Cut is a unique film industry-based shorts competition in Hollywood designed to discover talented filmmakers and move careers forward through career-enhancing prizes and industry exposure. The main sponsor of the competition is the Action/Cut Filmmaking Seminar Company, hosts of the nationally acclaimed 2-day “Filmmaking from A-Z” seminars, held in most major US cities and now …
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Politics on Film Film Festival 2009

Politics on Film aims to highlight political film broadly, providing a platform for filmmakers who focus on government, the electoral process, or pressing public policy issues. Politics on Film screens works exploring politics, issues, or policy-oriented subject matter – from broad comedies to probing documentaries and everything in between. Any film set in or around …
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Port Townsend Film Festival 2009

Bringing filmmakers and filmgoers together in a community celebration of and conversation about the best cinema obtainable from a world-wide palate of genres and historic periods is the mission of the Port Townsend Film Festival. Each September, the downtown street in front of the town’s restored nickelodeon is blocked off and the area comes alive …
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Notorious DVD review

On April 21st, 2009, Fox Home Entertainment released the biopic Notorious on DVD. The film tells the tragic story of Christopher Wallace (1972-1997) aka Biggie Smalls aka Notorious B.I.G., a Brooklyn-born rapper who was taken at 24 years of age, a casualty of the now famous East Coast-West Coast turf war which first claimed the …
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