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Gary Lucas plays his original solo guitar score live accompanying Spanish "Dracula" (1931, d. George Melford)

Director: George Melford.
The legendary Spanish "Dracula" was filmed at night on the same sets in 1931 in Hollywood and at the same time as the famous Todd Browning/ Bela Lugosi version--but in Spanish, with a Spanish speaking cast and a British director! Film historians consider this version far superior, more "full-blooded"--the editing is more fluid (the original Dracula is quite static, basically a photographed stage play), the lighting more inventive, the camerawork and compositions much bolder, the acting is juicier, and the women are hotter :-) Like "Dracula", it contains no music--Gary Lucas provides a continuous solo guitar underscore that has won praise at film and music festivals all over the world: Review of the World Premiere of Gary Lucas' Spanish "Dracula" project at the Havana Film Festival 12/11/09: "The US guitarist Gary Lucas defied the gods and brought back to life one of the darkest and most terrifying creatures in the literature of horror... Dracula did not need to rise from his coffin in order to return from the realm of the dead; he did it through the guitar of this legendary musician, who, like the most celebrated vampire from Transylvania, has been 'condemned' to immortality." --GRANMA (Cuba), 12/12/09 Review of the European premiere of Gary Lucas' Spanish "Dracula" project at the Transylvania International Film Festival 5/30/10: "One of the most impressive events in this year's edition of the Transylvania International Film Festival... Gary Lucas was formidable--the audience was speechless as for almost 2 hours Lucas' fingers never disconnected from his guitar... an event that no one will ever forget." ADEVARUL, Romania 6/1/10 Review of the New York premiere of Gary Lucas' Spanish "Dracula" at the 48th New York Film Festival 10/9/10: "The event Saturday evening event was terrific, an intoxicating mix of music and imagery. Gary's score builds a nice, eerie immersion an atmosphere of perdition and romantic longing." --SOME CAME RUNNING (film critic Glenn Kenny's column) full review here: http://bit.ly/ckizt5 "Gary Lucas' brilliant musical dialogue with George Melford's Spanish-language "Dracula" rescues this film from mere camp, highlighting the films many innovative and indeed modernist flourishes." --Richard Pena, director of the Film Society of Lincoln Center Full house and standing ovation for the Spanish premiere of Gary Lucas' Spanish "Dracula" at the 7th Sevilla Film Festival 11/8/10: Check out an interview with Gary Lucas from Spanish National TV RTVE beginning at 3:34 here: http://bit.ly/b5i8bO 4 Star review in The Guardian for the UK premiere of Gary Lucas' Spanish "Dracula" at the London Jazz Festival at Queen Elizabeth Hall: http://bit.ly/jLaP1K

GBH - New Submission to ÉCU 2013

GBH is a new submission to ÉCU 2013 in the category European Dramatic Feature. London 2011. As the worst riots the capital has seen in decades rage, a lone wolf cop must chose between his friends and his duty as two worlds collide in this violent, uncomprmising crime epic in the tradition of The Long Good Friday and The Sweeney.

the double switch

Director: Jeancharles Atzeni.
In an experimental comedy blending wit with intimacy, we follow two characters as they film their way through Paris. While lighthearted Lucy records a women’s rugby tournament for a sick teammate, reserved Kader documents life and love as a wedding videographer. Using a handheld camera style, the film gives viewers a naturalistic glimpse into two stories combined by a twist of fate. As Kader explores his past, Lucy captures the joyful energy of her teammates. Moving from one tape to the other, the film captures the commonalities and contrasts between Lucy and Kader’s perspectives. When their stories collide in a public park, the two films combine into a new and unexpected story. Humorous, unique and romantic, The Double Switch explores love as the product of art and chance. 

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 ...

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 ...

2013 Sundance Film Festival Announces Films in U.S. and World Competitions, NEXT

Sundance Institute announced today the films selected for the U.S. and World Cinema Dramatic and Documentary Competitions and the out-of-competition NEXT <=> section of the 2013 Sundance Film Festival, January 17-27 in Park City, Salt Lake City, Ogden and Sundance, Utah. Robert Redford, President & Founder of Sundance Institute said, “Every great film starts with an idea, and it is a testament to artists that they continually find new ideas, new stories, new points of view and...

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...

Films from SIFF's selection awarded at Golden Rhyton

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Two awards - for Best Documentary and the Award of the Bulgarian National Cinematheque received The Boy Who Was A King at the 19th Festival of the Bulgarian Documentary and Animation Film "Golden Rhyton". Andrey Paounov's film was first screened during the 16th Sofia International Film Festival in March 2012.  "Golden Rhyton"'s Jury - Kostadin Bonev, a president and members Nikolay Mihaylov, Andrey Tzvetkov, Lyudmila Dyakova and Penka Kalinkova, awarded more...

The BUFF Blog (November 2012)

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With the exception of Kate Herron, Ugo Onwutalu & Nadia Denton, 6 board members have guest-written the BUFF Blog in the 3 or so years since its’ inception in April 2009 which, at the time, lauded the film ‘Adulthood’ as a watershed for urban independent cinema. A lot has happened since then...     @buffenterprises sent out its very first tweet in April 2009, 3 ½ years on @SpikeLee no less is retweeting BUFF NEWS ALERTS. Also back in 2009, @NoelClarke was ...

"Skyfall" The Bond Debate, on www.1worldcinema.com

  Travel around the world to Istanbul, London, Scotland, Shanghai, and Macau, “with pleasure” with Bond, James Bond, in “Skyfall,” the 23rd spy film in the James Bond Series. DOCTOR HALL: “Name the first thing that comes to mind when I say a word, ‘DAY’.” BOND: “WASTED.” Article by Sharon Abella  ...

Critics Prizes at the festivals of Cottbus, Thessaloniki, Geneva, Leipzig, Vienna

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Cottbus (Germany, Festival of East European Cinema, November 6-11, 2012). Prize: "Kolka Cool" (Kolka Cool) by Juris Poskus (Latvia, 2011), shown in the feature film competition. Motivation: "The FIPRESCI award goes to "Kolka Cool" for its poetic portrait of the ennui of young people in provincial Latvia." Jury: Alison Frank, UK ("The Moving Arts Film Journal"), Tomislav Sakic, Croatia ("Hrvatski Filmski Ljetopis"), Jennifer Borrmann, Germany (&...

Sally Potter and Elle Fanning Bring Excellence with Ginger and Rosa

 "Making a film is like having half a conversation - until you see it with the audience," says Director Sally Potter. Potter and stars were in attendance Wednesday night at AFI Fest on Hollywood Boulevard. Potter’s GINGER AND ROSA, set in the backdrop of 1962 London, is a tale of two best friends born in hospital beds in 1945, the same year the first nuclear bomb was dropped. If this movie is about one thing, it's the feeling of the world as a teenager, the journey from bein...

Sikh Arts and Film Festival at Chapman U's Dodge College | Nov. 16 - 18

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Sikhlens today unveiled details of its annual Sikh Arts and Film Festival (SAFF) to be held from November 16 – 18, 2012, at the prestigious Dodge College of Film and Media Arts at Chapman University in Orange, Calif.   The three-day Sikh Arts and Film Festival will kick off with a Red-Carpet Opening Night celebration on Friday, November 16t at 7:45 pm. Guests will be welcomed and introduced to the festival with a series of short films, live entertainment, and the launch of the 2013 ...

LFA 10th Birthday and Future Talents Showcase

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There were plenty of tricks and treats at the 10th Anniversary  and Graduate Showcase of the London Film Academy, with a well-attended screening in the recently-refurbished NFT 1, the largest auditorium in what we are now encouraged to call the BFI Southbank, overlooking the Thames ,on Hallowe'en (31st October 2012).A dozen shorts of varied styles and contents demonstrated how well this commercial film-school in leafy Fulham has been developing under the dynamic duo who founded it...

Top Bollywood director Yash Chopra "the king of romance" passes away at eighty

by Alex Farba-Deleon     The dean of Indian film directors, Yash Chopra, passed away on October 21 at the age of eighty. Yash Chopra was not just another Bollywood director --he was one of the world's top craftsman of the seventh art although he always crafted his films to suit the taste of the Indian audience, which is the main reason he remains practically unknown in the West.   In Asia where Bollywood films are far better known than here Chopra was honored ...

The Return of the Osian's Cinefan Festival of Indian, Asian & Arab Cinema

Resurrection of an Important Festival, after 3 years   Lekha Shankar, in N.Delhi The Osian’s Cinefan Film Festival of Indian, Asian and Arab Cinema, one of the pioneering festivals for Asian cinema, founded by the dynamic Aruna Vasudev, made  a come-back after three years, to New Delhi, India, pleasing the many film buffs  in the country. After all, this is the Indian capital city’s only film festival, at a time when nearly every city in the country, ...

Programme for London Feminist Film Festival 2012 announced!

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The programme for the first year of the London Feminist Film Festival has been announced! We'll be showing short and feature length films by women directors from around the world. Dates are 29 Nov - 2 Dec 2012. See here for the full programme: http://londonfemini stfilmfestival. com/programme/ Highlights include: Lesbiana: about lesbian feminism and women-only communes in the 1980s. Followed by our opening night party! Audre Lorde - The Berlin Years: about Audre Lorde's contributi...

Prizes of the International Film Critics at the Festivals of Valladolid, Warsaw, Abu Dhabi

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Valladolid (Spain, October 20–27, 2012). Prize: "The Fifth Season" (La cinquième saison) by Peter Brosens and Jessica Woodworth (Belgium / Netherlands / France, 2012) and "Lapidation of Sain Etienne" (La lapidació de Sant Esteve) by Pere Vilè Barceló (Spain/France, 2012). Jury: Angelika Kettelhack, Germany ("Die Rheinpfalz"), Alexey Gusev, Russia ("Séance"), Joan Millaret, Spain ("Diari d'Igualada"). Print...

London Film Festival awards De rouille et d'os

The 56th BFI London Film Festival, in partnership with American Express announced the winners at its high profile awards ceremony, at Banqueting House, Whitehall, SW1 this evening.   Hosted by Sue Perkins the four awards were presented by some of the most respected figures in the film world. BEST FILM: RUST AND BONE, directed by Jacques Audiard Presented in partnership with American Express and celebrating the most original, intelligent and distinctive filmmaking in the Festival, t...

Helpmann Awards 2012: Sydney, Australia

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  Helpmann Awards 2012: Sydney, Australia   Australia's top female dramatic actors, Robyn Nevin and Cate Blanchett, won their categories in the national Helpmann Awards presented in Sydney last night, but unusually no single production dominated the ceremony.   While Nevin won for Belvoir St Theatre's Summer of the Seventeenth Doll and Blanchett for Sydney Theatre Company's Gross und Klein, the award for best play went to Ganesh Versus the Third Reich by the G...

MIN MAMMA ALSKAR LESBISKA ( MUMS LESBIAN LOVER) a.k.a MLL

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Director: WILL MOORE.

Min Mamma alska lesbiska or Mums lesbian lover ( MLL ) is an alternate love story between   two women   MAGDA played by SABRINA CHIMEKA  and KATARINA played by SELMA GLASELL whose relationship started when they were at boarding school. Unfortunately for the pair MAGDA was expelled for smoking before their relationship could be fully developed and its not until years later at a chance meeting between the two in Sweden.  MAGDA who is now a born again Christian Film making lecturer is invited on a break to Sweden by a church friend Michelle played by KETORAH WILLIAMS  that it is realised.

Filmed on location in England the film is in both English and in Swedish.

The Film challenges discrimination and the need for rights to be carried out , from Copyright rights , black civil rights , gender rights and lastly gay rights.  It presents the truth and reality of racism even amongst the wealth y and well to do where MAGDA the black lead is not accepted by her peers at the boarding school despite the financial clout being reached by MAGDAs parents.  This reality is further displayed even in the gay and lesbian relationship where KATARINA – MAGDAs love interest decides that it is best not to further develop the relations hip . It further presents conventional views on held by the church on gay and lesbian relationship whilst challenging that view with a twist 

Chris Oosterom is the new artistic director of the Imagine Film Festival.

Oosterom succeeds Phil van Tongeren, who held the position since 2008. Chris Oosterom (49) has a wide-ranging expertise in the field of film. He is and was a programmer for festivals (Lowlands, Crossing Border), as well as cultural centres (Ekko, ‘t Paard). As a journalist he was a writer and editor for film magazine Skrien. He worked in programming for the Filmmuseum and was also responsible for distribution th ere. In recent years Oosterom operated out of  London, as co-owner of ...

The jury members of The 9th Bahamas Film Fest

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  Bruno Chatelin Short Film Bruno Chatelin, HEC Business School alumni, began his marketing career in 1979 with large international Advertising Agencies: Publicis, DMM Masius and JWT, where he handled accounts such as Kellog’s Unilever, Colgate Palmolive, Mars Foods, Mastercard...  Former film distributor He started in 1985 working for Sony then UGC 20th Century FOX in France (Marketing Director and Managing Director) he has launched ...
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