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The 26th San Francisco International Asian American Film Festival

Anne del Castillo, POV’s director of development, was in California last week for the San Francisco International Asian American Film Festival. She saw some great films while she was there — here’s her report on what to look out for. Presented by the Center for Asian American Media, the San Francisco International Asian American Film

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Tribeca Film Institute Joins Forces With Renew Media

IndieWire reports today that Robert DeNiro and Jane Rosenthal’s Tribeca Film Festival Institute is joining forces with Renew Media, the New York organization that has supported independent filmmakers since 1990. The new organization will be led by Renew Media’s Brian Newman and combines the programs, staff, and boards of the two organizations. “What we are

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POV Alum Adele Horne on Essay Films — or “Films That Try”

Adele Horne is the filmmaker behind The Tailenders (POV 2006), which examines missionary activity, the loss of languages around the world and global capitalism in an unusual and essayistic way. Adele, winner of the “Truer Than Fiction” Award at the 2007 Independent Spirit Awards, writes in with her thoughts on the history of essay films.

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