Hal Hartley Named as Juror for Independent Exposure 2007

From: Joel S. Bachar (email suppressed)
Date: Thu Aug 17 2006 - 10:03:33 PDT

International's touring short film and video festival enters its 12th Season

San Francisco, CA - Microcinema International has announced that American
independent filmmaker, Hal Hartley will be the Official Juror for the 2007
season of Independent Exposure, the short film and video touring festival
established by Microcinema International in 1996. Hartley states,
"Independent Exposure is one of those cool and vital efforts at curatorship
which helps new films get seen by audiences who seek out new forms of
entertainment. Microcinema does a great job of pulling together exciting
new work and I look forward to being the judge for the 2007 season."

The Independent Exposure 2007 Call for Entries can be viewed here:

About HAL HARTLEY www.possiblefilms.com

Hal Hartley, who has lived in New York City since graduating from the State
University of New York at Purchase in 1984, has recently relocated to
Berlin, Germany. He has just completed shooting his newest feature, FAY GRIM
, throughout Europe and Southern Asia with Parker Posey, Tom Ryan, Jeff
Goldblum, James Urbaniak and others.
Hartley won the Young Filmmakers Award at the 1994 Tokyo International Film
Festival for his film AMATEUR (1994), which was also premiered at the Cannes
Director's Fortnight of that year. Retrospectives of his work have been
presented at The Rotterdam Festival in 1992 and Gijon, Spain, in 2003. He
won the Best Screenplay award at Cannes in 1998 for his film HENRY FOOL
(1997) and best screenplay at Sundance in 1991 for TRUST (1990).

Hartley was made a Chevalier of arts and letters by the Republic of France
in 1997 and taught filmmaking at Harvard University from September 2001 till
May 2004. Shortly thereafter, he was awarded a fellowship by the American
Academy in Berlin.

About MICROCINEMA INTERNATIONAL www.microcinema.com

Microcinema's mission is to curate, exhibit, promote, and distribute
innovative international moving image artists whose deeply personal and
culturally relevant works are typically marginalized by the mainstream
entertainment industry. Microcinema curates thoughtful, unique, and diverse
screening programs, which are promoted, exhibited and distributed via
alternative venues worldwide. Promotion and dissemination of works via such
screenings creates a necessary dialogue between artists and audiences,

Microcinema supports this mission via exhibition-based events, advocacy,
education and archiving, as well as by developing infrastructural support
for alternative media organizations, labels, and venues worldwide. In doing
so, Microcinema catalyzes the establishment of an international network of
shared moving image programming, resources, information, and equipment.

Microcinema's Independent Exposure is a touring screening program of
independent films, videos, and digital art that has been in existence since
1996. Independent Exposure is screened worldwide at various microcinemas and
alternative venues and festivals around the world. Microcinema has presented
the short film, video and digital works of over 2000 artists in 43 countries
plus Palestine and Antarctica.

Our recently launched DVD Label and Distribution business - the Blackchair
Collection and Microcinema DVD - further pushes our mission. We currently
carry over 450 titles and distribute worldwide.


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