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Santa Barbara International Film Festival to open with Disconnect

  Jason Bateman, Hope Davis and Haley Ramm in Henry-Alex Rubin's "DISCONNECT" Courtesy of LD Entertainment   The 28th Santa Barbara International Film Festival (January 24-February 3), presented by lynda.com, will open the 2013 Festival with the U.S.  Premiere of LD Entertainment’s Disconnect, directed by Henry-Alex Rubin and starring Jason Bateman, Hope Davis, Frank Grillo, Paula Patton, Michael Nyqvist, Andrea Riseborough, Alexander Skarsgård ...

Ben Affleck to be honored at santa barbara

  SBIFF TO BESTOW BEN AFFLECK WITH  MODERN MASTER AWARD   The Santa Barbara International Film Festival, presented by lynda.com, will honor director, producer and actor Ben Affleck with the Modern Master Award at the 28th edition of the Fest, which runs January 24 -February 3, 2013, it was announced today by SBIFF Executive Director Roger Durling.  The Tribute will take place on Saturday, January 26, 2013 at the historic Arlington Theatre.   “Afflec...

Interview with Amir Manor for 'Epilogue' (2012)

Interview with Amir Manor for ‘Epilogue’ (2012). Amir Manor is an Israeli director who has made four short films ('Pouring Sun', 2006; 'Reds', 2007; 'Ruin', 2008; 'Lands', 2008) and one feature film, ‘Epilogue’ (2012), which screened in the international competition at the 53rd Thessaloniki International Film Festival. The film won four awards at TIFF: Special Jury Award for Originality and Innovation, Best Screenplay Award, Human Values...

How Celebs Can Overcome Embarrassing Media Reports

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By: Stan Popovich Many celebrities and entertainers sometimes have to deal with embarrassing media reports which can cause a lot of problems. Here are a few suggestions on how to deal with these kinds of media reports. 1. Determine A Strategy Beforehand Chances are that if you’re a celebrity you will have to deal with some kind of media report in your career. Don’t wait until something happens. Plan ahead of time so that when something does happen you will know what to do to&nb...

RIVER TO RIVER, FLORENCE CHITTAGONG vs CHITTAGONG, AND THE WINDS OF CHANGE

  RIVER TO RIVER, FLORENCE CHITTAGONG vs CHITTAGONG, AND THE WINDS OF CHANGE  by Alex Deleon    Bedabrata Pain (Bengali: বেদব্রত পাইন; born 27 March 1963, West Bengal, India) is a new Indian film director, producer and screenwriter. Bedabrata Pain is also inventor of the CMOS image sensor.   One of the most interesting things about Chittagong, the film, is that it is the debut feature of a 49 year old dir...

100 000$ raised in 24 hours for short film 'Tango Underpants'

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    Cottesloe Films, in partnership with Impian Films, just announced that its upcoming short film Tango Underpants has raised an impressive $25,000 in 24 hours through its Pozible crowd funding campaign.   As a result, the film also qualified to have its funding quadrupled under ScreenWest’s 3-to-1 Crowdfunding Initiative, bringing the total to more than $100,000.   Tango Underpants is a playful and engrossing film, written by renowned screenwriter John Collee (H...

THE 25TH EUROPEAN FILM AWARDS 2012 the ceremony

      The 25th European Film Awards Ceremony THE 25TH EUROPEAN FILM AWARDS Marion Döring, Peter Busuttil picture: EFA / Rene Rossignaud THE 25th EUROPEAN FILM AWARDS Wim Wenders picture: EFA / Rene Rossignaud THE 25TH EUROPEAN FILM AWARDS: Anke Engelke, host picture: EFA / Rene Rossignaud EUROPEAN CO-PRODUCTION AWARD 2012 - Prix EURIMAGES: Helena Danielsson, Sweden picture: EFA / Rene Rossigna...

Malta 2012 the streets of Valletta & European Film Awards 2012

    The 25th European Film Awards Ceremony THE 25TH EUROPEAN FILM AWARDS Marion Döring, Peter Busuttil picture: EFA / Rene Rossignaud THE 25th EUROPEAN FILM AWARDS Wim Wenders picture: EFA / Rene Rossignaud THE 25TH EUROPEAN FILM AWARDS: Anke Engelke, host picture: EFA / Rene Rossignaud EUROPEAN CO-PRODUCTION AWARD 2012 - Prix EURIMAGES: Helena Danielsson, Sweden picture: EFA / Rene Rossignaud ...

MAVERICK MOVIE AWARDS 2013 OFFICIAL EARLYBIRD CALL FOR ENTRIES

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  MAVERICK MOVIE AWARDS 2013  www.MaverickMovieAwards.com   We’re Moviemakers Honoring Moviemakers with... 42 Maverick Awards and Up to 14 Nominations in 21 Categories   OFFICIAL EARLYBIRD CALL FOR ENTRIES 1/1/13 AS   LOW   AS   $15   PER   MOVIE! MAX EARLBIRD PRICE JUST $25   WE STRONGLY PREFER ONLINE SUBMISSIONS OVER DVD/BLU-RAY SUBMISSIONS*   The Maverick Movie Awards' goal is ...

Franco Nero will receive the 'Capri Legend Award'

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 CINEMA: THE ORIGINAL DJANGO, FRANCO NERO, TO RECEIVE THE CAPRI LEGEND AWARD THE FESTIVAL WILL PAY TRIBUTE TO THE NOTED ACTOR WHO WILL APPEAR IN THE NEW TARANTINO MOVIE On December 27, noted actor Franco Nero will receive the 'Capri Legend Award', thus entering deservedly into the Blue Island’s Hall of Fame. “An Italian icon who, thanks to his unforgettable characters such as the original Django, now belongs to the mythology of cinema,” su...

British Independent Film Awards announced

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 WINNERS ANNOUNCED AT THE 15TH MOËT BRITISH INDEPENDENT FILM AWARDS London, Sunday 9th December – An impressive array of British talent turned out this evening for the 15th Moët British Independent Film Awards. The winners were announced at the star-studded ceremony, held at Old Billingsgate which was hosted by BIFA Winning actor James Nesbitt. Best British Independent Film was won by BROKEN with Peter Strickland picking up Best Director for BERBERIAN SOUND ...

The 10th London Short Film Festival returns in January to celebrate 10 years

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 The 10th LSFF returns in January to celebrate 10 years, across multiple London venues with screenings, events, panels, music and much more. ·     ·         25 programmes of new British short films consisting of over 300 shorts selected from 1200 open submission ·         Special focusses on Peter Strickland (Berberian Sound Studio), Alice ...

Sundance Juries

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 Sundance Institute announced today 19 members of five juries awarding prizes at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival, January 17-27 in Park City, Salt Lake City, Ogden and Sundance, Utah. Short Film Awards will be announced at a ceremony on January 22 at Park City’s Jupiter Bowl, with feature film awards announced at a separate ceremony on January 26.   Members of the Alfred P. Sloan Jury will be announced in January. U.S. DOCUMENTARY JURY Liz Garbus Academy Award® nominated...

Moët British Independent Film Awards

Monday 10 December 2012  at Old Billingsgate the stars turned out in force for the 15th Moët British Independent Film Awards. The glittering event was a who’s who of British cinema and was hosted by actor James Nesbitt fresh off the set of The Hobbit.   Attending the star-studded event was Jude Law who received the Variety Award, and acting legend Michael Gambon who won the coveted Richard Harris Award.   Other guests included Terence Stamp, Billy Connolly, Tom...

Daniel Day-Lewis to be honored with the Montecito Award at Santa Barbara Festival

   Photo credit: Nino Munez       DANIEL DAY-LEWIS TO RECEIVE MONTECITO AWARD  AT THE 28TH SANTA BARBARA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL     The Santa Barbara International Film Festival is proud to announce that it will be garnering two-time Academy Award® winning actor Daniel Day-Lewis with the prestigious Montecito Award at the 28th edition of the Festival on behalf of his inspirational performance in the title role of Lincoln, and as a ...

From Cannes to Sundance: Micro-movie omnibus BEAUTIFUL 2012 turns festival favorite

Touring the international film festival circuit since its world premiere at the 36th Hong Kong International Film Festival (HKIFF), micro-movie omnibus Beautiful 2012 will have its humorous segment You Are More Than Beautiful screen at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival.   Produced by the Hong Kong International Film Festival Society (HKIFFS) in its inaugural collaboration with China’s reputed Internet TV company Youku, Beautiful 2012 is composed of four commissioned shorts directed ...

Interview with Sydney Tamiia Poitier at BIFF 2012

Sydney Tamiia Poitier to receive the 2012 Shining Star Tribute at Bahamas International Film Festival                              

A record number of screenings attracted 67 000 admissions to Black Nights Film Festival

Grand Prix of EurAsia competition - HOUSE WITH A TURRET This year’s Black Nights Film Festival presented 266 feature length films at a record number of 705 screenings which is more than screened in Estonian cinemas during a whole year. All festival screenings and special film events reached 67 000 admissions. The 16th Black Nights Film Festival ended on 2 December with the Russian comedy “Kokoko” turning out as the most viewed film with 1010 viewers on 4 screenings. Th...

Bachchan fever at Indian fest in Florence


by Alex Deleon  for<filmfestivals.com>   Amitabh Bachchan accepting the key to the city of Florence as Selvaggia Velo looks on. PHOTO: BY FRANCESCA MANOLINO  

The appearance of 70 year old Indian Megastar Amitabh Bachchan at the River to River Festival of Indian Film in Florence gave rise to a feverish outpouring of adulation from local Indians while serving as an unoffical certification for this festival as the foremost showcase of Indian film in the West. In Ind...

Universal Records and Island Records performing artists at Blue Beat club, Double Bay, Sydney

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  Universal Records and Island Records performing artists at Blue Beat club, Double Bay, Sydney     Universal Records and Island Records performing artists at Blue Beat club, Double Bay, Sydney, Australia...   A number of well known Sydney based celebrities braved the rain tonight to appear at the popular and luxurious Blue Beat nightclub at posh Double Bay.   Celebs in attendance included Hilltop Hoods, Boy and Bear, Brian McFadden, Tim Hart and Rick...

Nicki Minaj launches 'Pink Friday' perfume - Sydney, Australia

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  Nicki Minaj launches 'Pink Friday' perfume - Sydney, Australia Performing artist Nicki Minaj launches 'Pink Friday' perfume - Sydney, Australia; Myer City store...   This afternoon hundreds of people turned up at Myer Sydney to get a close up look at red hot celebrity and performing artist Nicki Minaj.   As you might expect, media buzz and security was at an all time high, as everyone jockeyed for the best position to catch a glimpse of the mega star. &nbs...

Bruno Chatelin handed out the Award for Best Film from the festival circuit to Michel Hazanavicius

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  The International Film Festival Summit Europe IFFS and filmfestivals.com  - fest21.com,  close observers of the festival circuit, have honored Michel Hazanavicius, director of The Artist with the “Festival Film of the Year Award”  which recognizes the outstanding artistic dimensions of the whole project and the extraordinary successful fare on the circuit from Cannes (best actor) to 5 Oscars (6 Cesar, 3 Golden Globes, 7 BAFTAS)...  The award was handed by Bruno Ch...

2013 Winter Film Awards Call For Entries

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New York, NY (December 3, 2012)- The Winter Film Awards submissions committee has announced a Call for Entries for the 2013 Festival. Submissions deadlines are as follows: Regular Deadline - January 1 2013, Late Deadline - January 20 2013, Extended Deadline - January 30 2013. Entrants will be notified of final decisions by February 1. Winter Film Awards is an organization which seeks to celebrate excellence and diversity in independent film, facilitate the production of new exciting colla...

Awards on International Film Festival of Gijon

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