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

                                The Bahamas International Film Festival (BIFF) announced today that actress Sydney Tamiia Poitier (“Death Proof”, “The List”), daughter of legendary Oscar winning actor American/Bahamian actor Sidney Poitier and actress Joanna Shimkus, will be honored with BIFF’s signature Shining Star Tribute. The announcement was made by BIFF Founder &...

David Lynch by Robert Bodrog, Toronto, 2001

David Lynch, Toronto International Film Festival, 2001

David Lynch Receives Lifetime Achievement Award for Directing at 20th Camerimage Festival in Poland

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Renowned American director David Lynch received the Lifetime Achievement Award for Directing on November 24 at the 20th Plus Camerimage Festival in Bydgoszcz, Poland. Founded in 1993, the annual event has grown into the leading festival dedicated to cinematography and cinematographers, and runs this year through December 1. Although the iconoclastic director has achieved worldwide success and built a huge fan base in the course of his career, which now spans five decades, his work seems to stri...

Sunscreen Film Festival Podcast 14, the Halloween Episode

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 Sunscreen Film Fest Video Podcast 14, Halloween Episode.  Discussion includes, Universal Horror Films; Wolfman, The Mummy, Coffin Joe, Zombie Smurfs, Charlie Brown and More! watch here http://youtu.be/rNUpS_4NhDo    Contact Sunscreen at info@sunscreenfilmfestival.com www.sunscreenfilmfestival.com   Music by Kevin MacCloud   The Sunscreen Film Festival is presented by the St. Petersburg Clearwater Film Society a 501(c)3 non-profit organization....

Alberto Iglesias is Film Composer of the Year at the 12th World Soundtrack Awards

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The World Soundtrack Academy announced tonight the winners of the World Soundtrack Awards 2012, the closing event of the 39th Ghent Film Festival. Alberto Iglesias was chosen as Film Composer of the Year 2012, for his soundtracks for ‘Le Moine’ (‘The Monk’), ‘La Piel Que Habito’ (The Skin I Live In) and ‘Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy’. He also went home with the award for Best Original Film Score of the Year for ‘Tinker, Tailor, Soldier,...

Robert de Niro to be honored at The Santa Barbara International Film Festival'

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 Director, producer and Academy Award-winning actor ROBERT DE NIRO has been chosen to receive The Santa Barbara International Film Festival's seventh annual KIRK DOUGLAS AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE IN FILM at a black-tie Gala dinner at Bacara Resort & Spa in Santa Barbara on Saturday, December 8, 2012.  Mr. De Niro will accept this honor from Mr. Douglas in recognition of his exceptional career spanning over four and a half decades, leading up to this year’s highly ...

Geraldine Chaplin will receive the Golden Angel of Tofifest

        The star in the legendary “Doctor Zhivago” will be awarded a Special Golden Angel of Tofifest for Lifetime Achievement, during the Opening Ceremony of the International Film Festival Tofifest. Geraldine Chaplin is a daughter of the legendary Charlie Chaplin and one of the most popular actresses of international...

AFI announces Bernardo Bertolucci as Guest Artistic Director

The American Film Institute (AFI) announced today that internationally acclaimed filmmaker and Academy Award®-winning director and screenwriter Bernardo Bertolucci will serve as its Guest Artistic Director at AFI FEST 2012 presented by Audi. Last year’s Guest Artistic Director was Pedro Almodóvar, and David Lynch, an alumnus of the AFI Conservatory, held the role in 2010. As Guest Artistic Director, Bertolucci has selected four feature films for his special sidebar program at...

THE 2ND ANNUAL GUAM INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL - PRESENTED BY DFS GALLERIA

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Guam - The 2nd Annual Guam International Film Festival Presented by DFS Galleria will take place from Thursday, September 27 through Sunday, September 30, 2012 at the Micronesia Mall Stadium Theatres and Zen Ultra Lounge in Tumon Bay.   With over 3000 attendees at last year’s event, Guam International Film Festival (GIFF) is focusing their efforts in engaging, educating and entertaining Guam’s diverse communities by showcasing culturally relevant films. “One thing I’m ...

Sunscreen Video Podcast 1, with Special Guests from the Emmy Nominated HBO Documentary "Superheroes", News and More!

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Sunscreen Film Festival Video Podcast 1.  Discussions about the film and TV business.  This episode features interviews with special guests Superhero and Artiseroi from the Emmy Nominated HBO Documentary "Superheroes". watch here http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=57jj6DJiMBU&feature=share&list=UU0tP1gHLS9-e55BKY2RRatQ Discussion includes the Superheroes Documentary, Spider-man movie, Batman, Godzilla and more nerd dialogue than you can imagine! ...

Thessaloniki to offer a tribute to master THEO ANGELOPOULOS

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The Thessaloniki International Film Festival, wishing to honor the memory of celebrated Greek auteur Theo Angelopoulos, who passed away in January of 2012, organizes a tribute to his work. Angelopoulos was born in Athens in 1935 and studied Law in the University of Athens and the Sorbonne, from which he dropped out to study cinema in the University of Paris IDHEC. He started his career as a film critic and made his first –unfinished– film, Forminx, in 1965. Throughout his life, Angel...

Berlinale to Honour Chris Marker by Screening Description d’un combat

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On September 23, 2012, the Berlin International Film Festival will honour documentary and experimental filmmaker Chris Marker, who passed away in late July, by screening his film Description d’un combat (Description of a Struggle). In this film, which received the Golden Bear for Best Documentary in 1961, Chris Marker took a personal look at the development of Israeli society and its identity twelve years after the state of Israel was founded. Chris Marker’s cinematic oeuvre co...

Wong Kar Wai (With a staggering 21 wins and 35 award nominations so far) will preside over the Jury of Berlinale 2013

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Chinese director Wong Kar Wai will be the Jury President of the 63rd Berlin International Film Festival. The director, who has won many international awards, is one of the most important representatives of world cinema. Wong Kar Wai’s unique and extraordinary style has inspired countless filmmakers and made him a cult figure of contemporary auteur cinema. Wong Kar Wai was born in Shanghai and grew up in Hong Kong. He made his directorial debut in 1988 with As Tears Go By. His...

The Berlin & Beyond Film Festival (Sept 27-Oct 4) will honor legendary German acting talent Mario Adorf

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The Berlin & Beyond Film Festival (Sept 27-Oct 4) is excited to announce that it will honor legendary German acting talent Mario Adorf with a lifetime achievement award in acting and a four-film tribute as part of its 17th annual program. The festival will screen the actor’s classic films The Tin Drum (Saturday Sept 29th, 8:45PM), Ship of the Dead (Friday, Sept 28th, 4:30PM) and Lola (Tuesday, Oct 2nd, 6:00PM) and will present the award at the screening of his most recent film The Rhino an...

Dick Van Dyke Honored With 2012 SAG Life Achievement Award

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Dick Van Dyke, beloved actor, singer, dancer, writer and comedian, will receive SAG-AFTRA’s highest honor – the SAG Life Achievement Award for career achievement and humanitarian accomplishment. Van Dyke will be presented the performers union’s most prestigious accolade, given annually to an actor who fosters the “finest ideals of the acting profession,” at the 19th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards®, which premieres live on TNT and TBS on Sunday, Jan. 27, 2013, at 8 p.m. ET, ...

Actor Hugh Jackman will be honored by Museum of the Moving Image

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Tony and Emmy Award Winning Actor Hugh Jackman will be honored by Museum of the Moving Image at its 27th annual Salute on December 11, 2012 at Cipriani Wall Street in New York. The news was announced today by Carl Goodman, the Museum’s Executive Director.   Goodman stated, “We are thrilled to be honoring one of the world’s most beloved and talented performers.”   Hugh Jackman is perhaps best known around the world as Wolverine in the X-Men series, and has starred in films ...

John Hughes, circa 1986.

John Hughes

Irish Film Institute Honors Director John Hughes in its “Teenage Kicks” Series

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  Three years ago this week, on August 6, 2009, one of the most prolific, influential and commercially successful American directors of his generation passed away at the age of 59. Although not generally considered a cinematic innovator, despite his enormous output and unique style in terms of story-telling and characterization, John Hughes' legend looms large.   In the early 1980s, the name John Hughes and “teen comedy” were virtually inseparable. B...

10th IN THE PALACE '2012 ...collectable stories / AWARDS & NOMINATIONS

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  Silver Princess Statuette (replica of the original "The Palace" statue of Ilejana, daughter of the Romanian Queen Mary of Edingburgh)   AWARDS & NOMINATIONS | INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION Nominees for BEST FICTION: Joey ( dir. David Forster / Australia / 07'24'') Guang ( dir. Shio Chuan Quek / Malaysia / 14'00'') Short For Vernesa B. ( dir. Jons Vukorep / Germany / 10'47'') The Factory ( dir. Aly Muritiba / Brazil / 15...

2012 Feel Good Film Festival

2012 Feel Good Film Festival - Aug 3-5, 2012

London’s Barbican Celebrates Bond With Style and Design Exhibition

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  This October will mark 50 years since Dr. No, the first James Bond novel adapted for the screen, made its debut. The film’s mixture of espionage, intrigue, action, exotic locales and a bit of sex, all set the standard for what audiences would expect from subsequent films in the series.   But the Bond movies, aside from just being movies, almost immediately carved out a niche and established themselves as a cornerstone of cold war pop culture, with each new i...

Locarno Fest to salute Johnnie To

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The 65th Festival del film Locarno salutes Johnnie To with a Pardo alla carriera for his exceptional contribution to cinema as a director and producer. The presentation will be accompanied by the European Premiere screening on the Piazza Grande of Motorway (Che sau), To’s latest production, directed by Soi Cheang. Johnnie To, key figure in Asian cinema, has directed over fifty films and has as many to his credit as a producer. Born in Hong Kong in 1955, To began his career in televisi...

Fallbrook International Film Festival Call for Entries

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Dear Film School Director and Student Filmmakers:   We are pleased to announce that the submittal period for the 2013 Fallbrook International Film Festival (FIFF) has begun. FIFF accepts quality films of all types: Narrative Features and Shorts, Documentary Features and Shorts, and Animation. And we have expanded our awards for the following categories: Best Dramas, Best Comedies, Best Acton, Best Musical, Best Documentaries, Best Animation, Best Student Film, Judges Choi...
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