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P.O.V. Announces the Diverse Voices Project III

The Diverse Voices Project III, with up to $100,000 in co-production funding available to emerging filmmakers, is P.O.V.’s initiative to support stories about diverse communities. This co-production initiative is dedicated to supporting emerging filmmakers.

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MANILATOWN IS IN THE HEART screening at the OIFF

Curtis Choy MANILA TOWN IS IN THE HEART ( Time Travel with Al Robles ) will screen at the 7th annual OAKLAND INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL on Monday, October 13, 2008. A one-man social service agency and poet, Al Robles is truly one of Asian America’s hidden gems.

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Co-presentation of I LOVE BEIJING at the PFA

The Pacific Film Archive presents I LOVE BEIJING: THE FILMS OF NING YING. Ning Ying is an artist in residence at PFA this fall, appearing in person to discuss her films and offering a master class on October 27. This series is presented in conjunction with the BAM exhibition Mahjong: Contemporary Chinese Art from the Sigg Collection.

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The LAB’s ROUGH CUTS call for entries

Rough Cuts is a series of work-in-progress documentary screenings that are produced every other month at the LAB, a non-profit gallery/performance space in the Mission. The LAB is seeking feature-length works with a final running time of 50 minutes or longer for its Fall series.

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CAAM Production of THE PRINCESS OF NEBRASKA to be released through YouTube Screening Room

THE PRINCESS OF NEBRASKA will make its world premiere on YouTube Screening Room on Friday, October 17, 2008. Wayne Wang explains, “THE PRINCESS OF NEBRASKA is about a young woman from China who tries to locate her identity through different kinds of new media. The piece was shot with this kind of mentality with various kinds of easily accessible digital sources. I am very excited that the distribution will be consistent with the way the piece was conceived and produced!”

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Cinemasports Mill Valley Film Festival

An energetic fusion of imagination, collaboration and tournament, Cinemasports is a race against the clock to make a film in a day. Anyone can participate, just arrive with your crew at 9:00 am equipped and ready to shoot and edit your own cinematic masterpiece by the same-day deadline.

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Special Screening of INSIDE THE CIRCLE

Capturing the defiant creativity of a home-grown hip-hop movement, the award-winning documentary Inside the Circle follows talented b-boys Josh and Omar, former best friends turned rivals.

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R. Zamora Linmark reading at YBCA

YBCA presents a literary reading of THE EVOLUTION OF A SIGH by R. Zamora Linmark, author of the best-selling novel Rolling The Rʼs and poetry collection Prime Time Apparitions. Linmark will be reading from his latest collection of poetry, the just-published THE EVOLUTION OF A SIGH, as well as new works.

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The 3rd Annual Mr. Hyphen competition

Back by popular demand, Hyphen presents the 3rd annual Mr. Hyphen competition on October 4, 2008, celebrating the men of the Asian American community. Mr. Hyphen is an energy-filled evening of fun and charity. Rounds will be decided alternately by an audience vote and by an illustrious panel of judges. The man who is crowned Mr. Hyphen wins a $1000 cash donation to his nonprofit organization.