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FLiFF Takes a Walk Down Memory Lane

September 21st, 2010 No comments

Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival

FLIFF2010-40x27-proof2Pre-Festival Film Program

A Warm-Up to 25th Anniversary Event

FLiFF Rewind plus Premieres of

Short Films, Features and Documentaries

September 27 – October 21

25th Anniversary Event to be held October 22 – November 11

(Fort Lauderdale, FL) September 21, 2010 –  This year marks Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival’s (FLiFF) 25th Anniversary. As part of the celebration, FLiFF presents a host of pre-festival films and events, from September 27 – October 21, leading up to the main event beginning October 22.

As part of the pre-festival line-up, FLiFF pays homage to 24 years of programming independent film and world cinema with FLIFF Rewind, presented by Autonation.  FLiFF Rewind features a film from each year of the festival beginning with 2009 and winding back in time to 1986.

FLiFF Rewind will be laced with films at Cinema Paradiso including: Cairo Time, Women Without Men, Salt of This Sea, Army of Crime and Cherry Blossoms.

As FLiFF Rewind continues, beginning October 5,  FLiFF introduces an official selection of short films and documentaries accepted for the 2010 film festival.  “We received an over abundance of wonderful short films this year. With only one auditorium at Cinema Paradiso, we opted to showcase these festival gems prior to the main event October 22- November 11,” commented Gregory von Hausch, President and CEO of the Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival.

The short films are presented within 12 compilation programs titled to reflect the themes of the shorts; The Office, Hmmm, Why Can They Be Like We Were, On With The Show, The Dating Scene, Love Is In The Air, Love Means Never Having to Say You’re Sorry, Family Bonds, Short & Gay, Justice Served, Redemption, and a Florida Shorts program titled Come’On Down.

Paired with the Short & Gay program are festival features The Battle of Pussy Willow Creek and Bear City. Additionally FLiFF presents two 2010 selected documentary films within the pre-fest, Gerrymandering and The Legend of Lawrence Arabia.

Cairo Time opens September 27

Cairo Time opens September 27

Several filmmakers will be attending the screenings of their short films.

FLiFF will accept festival Fast Passes for all films from September 27 – November 11.  The main event which presents a new crop of films, celebrity guests and parties begins October 22 and continues through November 11, 2010.

Big Bad Swim slated for September 30

Big Bad Swim slated for September 30

Venue: Cinema Paradiso

For advance tickets and details:  www.FLiFF.com or 954-525-FILM (3456)

FLiFF unveils their festival poster for 2010

September 15th, 2010 No comments

FLIFF2010-40x27-proof2CELEBRATING THE FEST’S 25TH ANNIVERSARY

Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival

Unveils 25th Anniversary Poster and

announces Films & Celebrity Guests for upcoming event

(Fort Lauderdale, FL) September 15, 2010 – Last night, September 14, over 200 people attended the pre-fest kick-off party and poster unveiling for the highly anticipated 25th Anniversary edition of Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival (FLiFF). The event took place at Himarshee Grill in Fort Lauderdale.  The 25th Annual film festival will take place October 22 – November 11 but, there is a host of pre-fest activities and films beginning September 27 at Cinema Paradiso. Among them are FLiFF Rewind, a presentation of popular films that were presented during the 25 years of the festival, from 2009 to 1986.

Internationally recognized photographer, Peter Langone, who captured the image for the poster and graphic designer and owner of BrightPink Studios, Madalina Iordache-Levay, who designed the graphics were on hand for the unveiling of the poster by  Betsy Cameron, Chairman of FLiFF.

Gregory von Hausch, President and CEO of FLiFF, for the past 22 of the festival’s 25 years, announced several of the films and celebrity guests for this year’s event and commented, “This looks to be one of our most exciting film festivals ever in the history of our 25 years. The films are just great, almost all will be accompanied by a filmmaker and -or a celebrity guest.”

Von Hausch went on to announce the opening Night film, NICE GUY JOHNNY, to be attended by actor/writer/director Edward Burns (the Brothers McMullen, She’s The One) and stars of the film Kerry Bishé (Scrubs) and Matt Bush (Adventureland, Halloween).  Closing night film will be Casino Jack starring Kevin Spacey as lobbyist extraordinaire – Jack Abramoff and an all-star cast including Barry Pepper, Jon Lovitz among others.

Check back often at Your Entertainment Ticket (www.yeticket.com) for more news on Fort Lauderdale’s prestigious International Film Festival.  We will be covering the opening  night on the red carpet and the opening ceremony.  Look for Al McGhee and John Delia with video interviews of all the celebs and FLiFF notables.  PSSST! We’ll also have reviews of some of the hot films of the fest!!! So Bookmark www.yeticket.com and enjoy the fun of being there.