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Italy Ends Film Censorship

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In a symbolic move on April 5th, Italy’s Minister of Culture, Dario Franceschini abolished the cinematic censorship laws that have been in place since 1913. Over the past several decades, there have been hundreds of films censored, including Bernardo Bertolucci’s 1972 classic Last Tango In Paris. According to a survey by Cinecensura, an online exhibition… Read more »

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Lesley University Film Festival (LUIFF)

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Lesley University is hosting its annual film festival (LUIFF) virtually this year, beginning Saturday, April 24 through Monday, April 26. The film students of Lesley University, under the guidance of professional festival programmer Kathleen Mullen, will be showcasing three nights of compelling and captivating films on the Vimeo streaming platform. Tickets are sold at Eventbrite… Read more »

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Still I Rise: Fellowship for Female Filmmakers

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Documentary film distribution platform “Still I Rise” with an aim of uplifting and amplifying female voices in film, is opening their submissions for the fellowship program by offering a $50,000 grant that awards $1,000 to $5,000 to aspiring directors. Their mission is to provide a platform for artists to hone their craft by pushing the… Read more »

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Fringe of Colour Film Festival Call for Submission

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Relatively new film festival, Fringe of Colour, focuses on BIPOC creators. Founded in 2018 in Edinburgh, Scotland, the festival has shifted its focus as a result of COVID-19 with the hopes of supporting BIPOC creators who lost income as a result of the pandemic. Fringe of Colour is a community-based festival that includes writings, discussions,… Read more »

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Brattle Theatre: A Year of Virtual Screenings

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In the past year of operating during the pandemic, the Brattle Theatre has developed a refined virtual program that not only serves to keep the business up and running at a basic level, but functions well enough to earn them the title of 2020’s Best Virtual Movie Theater in Boston Magazine.  Since 1953, The Brattle… Read more »