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The long journey from script to a film in distribution is here.  POSTALES is available to watch on Amazon Instant Video…FOREVER.  We got some really nice reviews last week to go along with the release.

New York Times Review

Village Voice Review

Slant Magazine Review

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The 21st London Latin America Film Festival has programmed Postales for this year’s festival.  The film screens at Riverside Studios on the Thames River. Tell a friend in London.

Postales Screening Times:

Monday, November 21 at 20: 30 (8:30 pm)
Thursday, November 24 at 18:30 (6:30 pm)

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Greetings Everyone!

It is now official. Postales will be making its world premiere at the 64th Edinburgh International Film Festival on June 25th. Josh and the crew will be in attendance at the festival and cannot wait to soak up all that it has to offer.

Check out the official Postales page on the Edinburgh site, and if you are feeling generous, we are trying to raise money to cover festival, marketing and format coversion and other unforseen costs. you can make a donation here: http://www.indiegogo.com/Postales

EIFF is the longest continuously running film festival in the world. It began in 1947 as a champion of documentary films and has expanded to include the full gamut of features, documentaries and short films and is currently under the artistic directorship of Hannah McGill.

The festival will open with Sylvain Chomet’s The Illusionist on June 16. The full programme has been announced: there will be a gala screening of Toy Story 3 and this year’s retrospective strand is After the Wave: Lost and Forgotten British Cinema 1967-1979.

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Another Josh Hyde project has been embraced by IFP. This time it’s a pitch for a script he is working on entitled, “Mountaintop”, which will be featured at the 2010 IFP Script to Screen Conference on Saturday, March 20.

His project will be part of a workshop that focuses on pitching films to executives, funders and producers.  It will be moderated by Mike Ryan, Producer of Junebug. Way to go Josh!

Five lucky IFP Program alumni were selected based on the strength of their one-sentence pitches.  The five filmmakers and their projects are:

Brian Iglesias, THE MESSIAH
Shari Carpenter, SATURDAY’S CHILD
Josh Hyde, MOUNTAINTOP
Colin Spoelman, THE DEPOSED SHEIK AND ESTEE LAUDER
Andrew Gori, MY THIRTY YEAR WAR.

Currently, IFP represent a network of 10,000 filmmakers in New York City and around the world. Through its workshops, seminars, conferences, mentorships, and Filmmaker Magazine, IFP schools its members in the art, technology, and business of independent filmmaking.

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As independent filmmakers with a feature shot in Cusco, Peru nearing completion, this was fantastic news to wake up to this morning. We first discovered Claudia Llosa at Berlinale in 2006 when the short version of Postales, “Chicle,” was in competition. Congratulations, Claudia!

Lima, Feb. 02 (ANDINA).- The Milk of Sorrow is not only the first Peruvian film nominated for an Oscar, but also the second Latin American film to earn this distinction.

So far, “La historia oficial” (The Official Story-1985) by Argentine director Luis Puenzo is the first and only Latin American production honored with this Academy Award.

It should be noted that the Peruvian film is in competition along with four other films including “El Secreto de Sus Ojos” from Argentine director Juan Jose Campanella, making this a special edition since two Latin American films are in competition.

The Spanish “Mar adentro” by Alejandro Amenábar was the fifth and last Spanish-speaking film to win the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film.

European films have dominated the nominations and, presumably, won the highest number of statuettes.

France comes first with 37 nominations and 13 wins; Italy holds second place with 30 nominations and 12 statuettes.

Claudia at Berlinale in 2009. We were there in 2006

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Congratulations to fellow IFP lab fellows Zeina Durra, Vanessa Hope and the cast and crew of “The Imperialists are Still Alive!” on being selected to participate in this year’s Sundance Film Festival. Best of luck to all; 2010 looks to be a fruitful year for all of the lab’s participants!

Happy New Year!!!

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