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We are excited to be 1 of the 27 films featured at the 2012 New Jersey Int’l Film Festival at Rutgers University.

Postales has a great screening slot for a weekend date.  The film will screen on

Friday, June 8 at Voorhees Hall #105 at 7 Pm

Check out the full schedule for the 2012 New Jersey Int’l Film Festival.

 

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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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As we’ve been working to find the North American Premiere for Postales, we’ve also had a bit of time to travel.  A couple days after the Edinburgh Int’l Film Festival, Dan Fischer, a producer and the cinematographer of the film, traveled through Peru to catch up with the crew and cast of Postales.

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Our hope is to create a Peruvian revenue stream that goes directly to support various NGO’s in Cuzco which support street kids.  This is the first step in having the film give back to the community it came from.  Thanks for the support and enjoy the photos from our cast and crew in Peru.

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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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The Lofu Team continues to work day and night in an attempt to finish Postales. It’s been an exhausting process, and we are almost there.  Hip-hip hooray!

Our hearts have been heavy thinking about the people who’ve lost their homes and lives in the recent flooding in Peru. Last time I checked, more than 40,000 had been affected by the floods. Our prayers go out to you.

I dig it, don't you?

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