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Two California Screenings in August for "The Martini Effect"!

"The Martini Effect" will have two screenings in California in August. The film's first stop is the Davis Film Festival in Davis, CA on August 10th, 2014. The next weekend, it has its Los Angeles premiere at the California African American Museum in the CAAM Screenings, August 16-17, 2014. The film was shot on the CanonC300 by Brandon Bondehagen. It features Emanuele Secci, Dawn Westlake, David Razowsky and Susan Messing. "The Martini Effect" has a breathtaking musical s...

A Week in Festivals. Newsletter 648 -

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14th International Cloud Computing Expo Coverage

By Maria Esteves – July 10, 2014 The amazing 14th International Cloud Computing Conference & Exposition (Cloud Expo 2014) encompassing Big Data Expo and DEVOps Summit commenced June 10-12, 2014 at Javits Convention Center, New York. Produced by SYS-CON Media, this year's mega conference introduced Internet of Things Expo presented by @ThingsExpo Conference Chair Roger Strukhoff, Executive Director of Tau Institute for Global ICT Research. The Internet of Things (IoT), is an inter...

Let's Help Ukrainian Filmmaker Oleg Sentsov! an appeal to EFA members

Dear EFA Members, today we are contacting you with an update on Ukrainian filmmaker Oleg Sentsov. The EFA Board feels that it is important to support him, also by donating for the coverage of legal expenses and to support his young children (details at the end of this mail). Ukrainian filmmaker Oleg Sentsov was arrested by the Federal Security Service of the Russian Federation (FSB) in his house in Simf...

EFA Launches Fund for Jailed Ukrainian Filmmaker Oleg Sentsov

Deeply worried by the latest developments concerning the case of Ukrainian filmmaker Oleg Sentsov, the European Film Academy has launched a fund to collect money for the coverage of legal expenses and to support his young children. Oleg Sentsov, who has been involved in supporting the Euro Maidan protests in Kiev and has opposed the annexation of Crimea by Russia, was arrested by the Federal Security Service of the Russian Federation (FSB) in his house in Simferopol on 10 May and bro...

CommunicAsia-BroadcastAsia 2014 was a block-buster, IV

CommunicAsia diary, Singapore, June 2014 --A revisit 12 years later, to a block-buster event IV: HD going, UHD coming Intelsat to spread 4K UHD 60 fps broadcasts One of the events I could not attend at CommunicAsia 2014 was: Intelsat, BT, Ericsson, Newtec and Sony cordially invite you to a 4K Ultra High Definition (UHD) discussion and transmission of a live event via satellite at CommunicAsia 2014.   Date:         Tuesday, 17 June 2014 Time:&n...

'A Truth in Silence' (2014). Interview with writer/producer Felipe Pina

  Based on true events, American writer/producer Felipe Pina's short film 'A Truth in Silence' (2014) takes a peak inside a mother's life who lived under domestic abuse for 17 years. The film participated at this year's Palm Springs International Shortfest film market and most recently chosen for official selection at the LA International Shortfest.   I interviewed Felipe about his film, which is inspired by his mother's life. Here is what he had to say: M...

Bret Easton Ellis to head jury of 41st Film Fest Gent

US author and screenwriter Bret Easton Ellis has been named president of the international jury of the 41st Film Fest Gent (14 to 25 October). In 1985, at the age of twenty-one, Ellis conquered the world with his first novel Less Than Zero. He consistently retained his cult status with The Rules of Attraction, the controversial and acclaimed American Psycho and The Informers. The novels all received film adaptations after being released. Since finishing his last novel Imperial Bedrooms, w...

CommunicAsia-BroadcastAsia 2014 was a block-buster, III

CommunicAsia diary, Singapore, June 2014--A revisit 12 years later, to a block-buster event III: 58,500 sq metres, Names and numbers Incorporating CommunicAsia, BroadcastAsia, EnterpriseIT, SatComm, MobileCommAsia, NetworkAsia, ProfessionalAudioTechnology 2014 and the imbX Ministerial Forum on ICT, the magna event brought together business leaders, companies and industry professionals to showcase their latest innovations, network, exchange ideas and tap new markets. It was arranged on five l...


“Virunga” premiered at this years Tribeca Film Festival on April 17, 2014, in the WORLD DOCUMENTARY COMPETITION, and was graciously screened again, last night, with the generosity of Bennett Miller, the Cannes 2014 Winner for BEST DIRECTOR, for his latest film “Foxcatcher,” which will be released in November, 2014. Bordering on Rwanda and Uganda, “Virunga” is a 7,800 square kilometre National Park in the eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo. Establi...