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FESTIVAL CALENDAR

JUNE

--Brooklyn International Film Festival
--Human Rights Watch International Film Festival
--Media That Matters Festival
--NewFest LGBT Film Festival
--Rooftop Films
--Swiss American Film Festival
--Urbanworld

JULY

--Japan Cuts: Festival of New Japanese Films
--NY African Film Festival
--NY Asian Film Festival
--NY Asian American Film Festival
--NY International Latino Film Festival
--Reel Venus Film Festival
--Rooftop Films
--Rural Route Film Festival
--Scanners: The NY Video Festival

AUGUST

--ACE Film Festival
--Central Park Film Festival
--LaCinemaFe Film Festival
--NY Korean Film Festival
--Rooftop Films

SEPTEMBER

--Coney Island Film Festival
--Impact Festival
--IFP Market/Independent Film Week
--NY Brazilian Film Festival
--NYC Midnight Movie Making Madness
--Next Reel International Film Festival

OCTOBER

--Cinekink
--CMJ FilmFest
--DocFest
--E.Vil City Film Festival
--Fordham Law Film Festival
--Hamptons International Film Festival
--Harlem International Film Festival
--NY Film Festival
--NY Bad Films Festival
--NYC Horror Film Festival
--NY Turkish Film Festival
--Pordenone Silent Film Festival Weekend at BAM
--Russian Film Week
--South Asian International Film Festival
--Woodstock Film Festival

NOVEMBER

--African Diaspora Film Festival
--Avignon New York Film Festival
--Indo-American Arts Council Film Festival
-- International Dog Film Festival
--Margaret Mead Film & Video Festival
--Native American Film + Video Festival
--NY International Independent Film and Video Festival
--NY Lesbian & Gay Experimental Film Festival
--Queens International Film Festival

JANUARY

--Explorers Club Documentary Film Festival
--NY Jewish Film Festival

FEBRUARY

--NY Arab and South Asian Film Festival
--Red Shift Festival
--SinCine Fest

MARCH

--Craic Film Fleadh
--Fusion Film Festival
--Harlem Stage on Screen
--Independent Thai Film Festival
--New Directors/New Films
--NY International Children's Film Festival
--NY Underground Film Festival
--Westchester Film Festival

APRIL

--Brooklyn Underground Film Festival
--Gen Art Film Festival
--Havana Film Festival in NY
--NY African Film Festival
--Sprout Film Festival
--Tribeca Film Festival
--Urban Visionaries Film Festival

MAY

--Bicycle Film Festival
--Bosnian-Herzegovinian Film Festival
--NY International Children's Film Festival
--NY Minute Film Festival
--NY Polish Film Festival
--Pacifika: NY Hawaiian Film Festival
--Sundance at BAM
--Be Film / Tribeca Underground Film Festival

ONGOING --Animation Block
--Asbury Shorts of New York
--Caroline's Funny Film Shorts
--First Sundays Comedy Film Festival
--NewFilmmakers

NYC Film Festivals

Fest News Round-Up: Awards Won, Dates Moved

Festival season snuck up suddenly and unwittingly this week at Reeler HQ with a burst of news from around the NYC circuit:

--NewFest and the Brooklyn International Film Festival both wound down last weekend by deploying hardware to some of their more celebrated entrants. Among them, Outing Riley and Times Have Been Better claimed NewFest's best American and foreign narrative awards (respectively); the gerund strek continued with the best doc winner Saving Marriage.


Daniel London in Arranged, a two-time award winner at last week's Brooklyn International Film Fest (Photo: Cicala Filmworks)

Meanwhile in Brooklyn, Stefan Schaefer and Diane Crespo took the "Grand Chameleon Prize" and the Best Narrative Film awards for their interfaith Brooklyn tale Arranged. New York filmmakers including Bari Pearlman (Daughters of Wisdom), Kerry Douglas Dye and Jordan Hoffman (Body/Antibody) and Valeria Ruiz (A Moment) fared well in the Audience Award categories while the jury awards tended to recognize Europeans including Gerd Schneider (The Edge of Hope), Alessandro Angelini (Salty Air) and Hanro Smitsman (Contact). Congrats to all.

--The enduring, endearing pervs at CineKink sent word that they've shifted their festival out of the congested fall season and into the more hospitable late winter/early spring --- Feb. 26 - March 2, to be exact.

--Tribeca's outdoor summer screening series in Rockefeller Center (where else, right?) launches June 19 with Paul Soter's recent TFF premiere Watching the Detectives. The Lucy Liu/Cillian Murphy starrer starts around 9 p.m.; the series continues the following night with the New York premiere of Arctic Tale. Admission is free, but seats are limited. Check Tribeca's site for addtional program info, including shorts screening at the observation deck at Top of the Rock.

--The New York Asian Film Festival announced its complete schedule a few days ago, including the latest special appearances and events sure to provoke, titillate, shock and surprise. Oh, and entertain, if we're to recall what fest boss Grady Hendrix told The Reeler in our exclusive preview last month.

--Finally, a viewing tip: The Manhattan Short Film Festival's alumni film of the week is the Irish stunner Take it Back. I could take or leave the short's closing shot, but fuck if that first three-quarters isn't the most lights-out thing I've seen in a while.

Posted at June 13, 2007 12:07 PM

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