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  16TH ANNUAL WILDSIDE THEATRE FESTIVAL The Hottest Two Weeks in Winter! January 3 - 13, 2013     Centaur’s 16th Wildside Theatre Festival jumpstarts the New Year with 10 days of sensational, cutting-edge theatre! Curated by Artistic and Executive Director, Roy Surette, the festival features a potpourri of colourful characters including the hilarious Mr. Joe in the North American premiere of Placebo; the outrageous Miss Hiccup, who has bee...

AFM 2012 wrapped with positive figures

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 2012 AMERICAN FILM MARKET WRAPS WEDNESDAY WITH INCREASE IN BUYERS AND FILMS SCREENING, PACKED CONFERENCES AND STRONG PROJECTS                The 2012 American Film Market (AFM®) will conclude its October 31- November 7 run on Wednesday with an increase in buyers of 6% to 1,616 versus 1,523 a year ago and 35 more buying companies than 2011, an increase of 5%.  A total of 753 buying companies from more than 60 countries wer...

53rd THESSALONIKI INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL / 2 - 11 NOVEMBER 2012

  53rd TIFF LINE-UP, JURIES & PARALLEL EVENTS This year’s 53rd Thessaloniki International Film Festival kicked off this Friday, November 2nd.   INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION JURY: Thomas Elsaesser, Film theorist and academic, Germany, Jury President Laufrey Gudjonsdottir, Programmer, consultant, founding director of the Icelandic Film Center, Iceland Ole Christian Madsen, Director, Denmark Joao Pedro Rodrigues, Director, Portugal Thymios Bakatakis, Cinematographer, Greece...

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, ...

New competition of the Black Nights highlights feature debuts from Baltic Sea Region

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Feature debuts from the Baltic and Nordic countries compete in the the new Tridens Herring competition programme judged by an international jury, among others Kiki Sugino. Tridens Herring feature debut competition replaces the previous Baltic competition aiming to present young talent from around the Baltic Sea. „In the recent years many young and interesting film makers have emerged in the Baltic film industry, who are up to a comparison even in the context of very strong film countries....

New competition of the Black Nights highlights feature debuts from Baltic Sea Region

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Feature debuts from the Baltic and Nordic countries compete in the the new Tridens Herring competition programme judged by an international jury, among others Kiki Sugino. Tridens Herring feature debut competition replaces the previous Baltic competition aiming to present young talent from around the Baltic Sea. „In the recent years many young and interesting film makers have emerged in the Baltic film industry, who are up to a comparison even in the context of very strong film countries. ...

Robert Pattinson comes to Sydney for The Twilight Saga; Premiere tonight

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  The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn; Sydney, Australia red carpet premiere...         ROBERT PATTINSON COMES TO SYDNEY FOR THE TWILIGHT SAGA...   ROBERT PATTINSON TO TOUR SYDNEY FOR THE TWILIGHT SAGA: BREAKING DAWN - PART 2</b>   HOYTS DISTRIBUTION is thrilled to announce that ROBERT PATTINSON, star of the upcoming release of THE TWILIGHT SAGA: BREAKING DAWN - PART 2 will be coming to Australia to promote the final instalment in the globa...

Stockholm International Film Festival reveals the Program of 2012

The 23rd edition of Stockholm Internatinal Film Festival's will take place 7-18 November. This years program includes more than 170 film premieres from more than 50 countries. We eagerly look forward to 12 days full of quality cinema! -This year's program is perhaps our most daring to date in which the filmmakers take greater risks than ever. The Festival strives to find the best quality films from around the world. Remarkably this year is that a third of the films in our program was ma...

Honouring Japan at the 41ST FESTIVAL DU NOUVEAU CINÉMA

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HONOURING JAPAN AT THE 41ST FESTIVAL DU NOUVEAU CINÉMA   Pop trade and culture of the avant-garde. This year, the Festival du nouveau cinéma is honouring Japan. Operation seduction, post Fukushima and other disasters, far from the media stereotypes of a culture and a country that have always fascinated the West. It is the ideal opportunity for public and journalists alike to reflect on a film industry that is among the most important, dynamic and influential in the worl...

London BFI fest announces jury and line up...

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Juries are announced for the new look BFI London Film Festival Awards, including Sir David Hare, Tom Hiddleston, David Yates, Olivia Colman, Pablo Trapero, Nansun Shi and Sebastian Faulks. At this year’s ceremony, Helena Bonham Carter and Tim Burton will receive BFI Fellowships. Tim Burton and Helena Bonham Carter The 56th BFI London Film Festival in partnership with American Express today revealed its juries for the 2012 Festival Awards which will take place at Banqueting...

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 ...

3rd Canadian Surf Film Festival (September 27- 30, 2012) announces 2012 film line-up

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The 3rd annual Canadian Surf Film Festival (CSFF) launches its 2012 program, full with regular length features and shorts about surfing, its communities, its environments and the soci-political issues that define it. As in year’s past, the event runs in Halifax over four-days– September 27-30–bringing international film festival darlings and local indie shorts together for the viewing pleasure of surfers, non-surfers and film lovers alike.   “It’s lining up to be another gr...

Ridley Scott's "Japan in a Day" to be Special Opening Film for 25th TIFF in Tokyo

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 "Japan in a Day"© 2012 FUJI TELEVISION NETWORK, INC., JAPAN IN A DAY FILMS LTD  Tokyo International Film Festival (TIFF) is pleased to announce that “Japan in a Day” by the highly acclaimed filmmaker, Ridley Scott, has been selected as the Special Opening Film for the 25th TIFF. “Japan in a Day” is a collection of video submissions filmed on March 11 of this year, which have been compiled into a single film. It is a significant film in that it convey...

Hong Kong - Asia Film Financing Forum (HAF): Call for Project Submissions (from now until 15 October 2012)

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    Organised by the Hong Kong International Film Festival Society (HKIFFS) and running concurrently with the Hong Kong International Film and TV Market (FILMART), the Hong Kong - Asia Film Financing Forum (HAF) is Asia's premier project market designed to connect Asian filmmakers with upcoming film projects with internationally prominent film financiers, producers, bankers, distributors, buyers, and funders for co-production ventures. The HAF is the ideal venue for d...

Montréal FFM gives its awards

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  The festival delivered a classic ceremony for the 36th edition of the FFM. The audience and media seem to share the views of the jury, Wings was th emost controversial of the award winners "The Flower Square", my personal favorite, was awarded a "freedom of speech award". Krsto Papic 's the croatian master suffered from political controversy around his message on the corruption of the croatian authorities and the mafia.       JURY...

Audience award to Claude Gagnon's Karaka

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KARAKARA Looking to embark on a spiritual journey, Pierre Masson, a 61-year-old retired Quebec university professor, ends up making a short, unsettling trip around Okinawa with Junko, a 40-year-old runaway wife. The unprepared intellectual would rather not get involved with this unlikely and passionate lover, especially in an unfamiliar and disorienting cultural context. The confused, unwilling sexagenarian decides nevertheless to follow his destiny, unsure of where it (she?…) wil...

Film Festivals Galore,in Bangkok--!

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  Bangkok  seems to have become a movie-hub, judging by the numerous  film festivals that have been spinning  in the city, almost back-to-back, this year.The Embassies have mostly been  responsible for these , and deserve  credit for whipping up the cinematic pulse of the city.Apart from the French, Italian  and EU film festivals ,which have become regular events in the cinema-calendar of the country  (they are held in both Bangkok and Chiangmai), this year,  we had new festivals from ...

The World competition in Montreal

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The WORLD COMPETITION includes world and international premieres. The international official Jury will award the various prizes for the feature films of his section: Grand Prix of the Americas, Special Grand Prix of the Jury, Best Director, Best Actress, Best Actor, Best Screenplay, Best Artistic Contribution, Innovation Award. This same Jury will award two prizes for the short films of this section. Australian actress Greta Scacchi will preside over an international jury of film ...

Locarno Awards La fIlle de nulle Part Best film

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Concorso internazionale Pardo d’oro  LA FILLE DE NULLE PART by Jean-Claude Brisseau, France Premio speciale della giuria  SOMEBODY UP THERE LIKES ME by Bob Byington, United States Pardo per la migliore regia (Best Director) YING LIANG for the film WO HAI YOU HUA YAO SHUO (When Night Falls), South Korea/China Pardo per la miglior interpretazione femminile (Best Actress) AN NAI for the film WO HAI YOU HUA YAO SHUO (When Night Falls) by Ying Liang...

New York: Japan Cuts - Festival of Contemporary Japanese Cinema

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New York: Japan Cuts - Festival of Contemporary Japanese Cinema JAPAN CUTS offered a cross section of contemporary Japanese film productions of which 12 were co-presented with the NYAFF in their sixth year of collaboration. The remainder of JAPAN CUTS 39 features was screened through July 28 at the Japan Society. What Sam Javier, the programmer of Japanese films observed several years ago, still applies,” … unhinged [film] insanity is unleashing hell on unsuspecting U.S. ...

Sydney Good Dog Fest ready to kick off

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THE SYDNEY GOOD DOG!   INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL 17-19 AUGUST 2012     The Good Dog! International Film Festival launches 17 August 2012 with the feature film “My Dog – an unconditional love story” starring fashion leader Isaac Mizrahi and his beloved dog Harry as well as other celebrities and their dogs. Trailer can be seen here http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Qp-NNtihDY Featured in the film are visits to Glenn Close and her playful dogs at her home; Richard Gere and Carey L...

Uranium Film Festival 2012 Special Achievement Awards

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Special achievement awards of the 2nd International Uranium Film Festival go to "Chernobyl, the Invisible Thief", by Christoph Boekel (Germany), "Buried in Earthskin", by Helena Kingwill (South Africa), "Australian Atomic Confessions", by Katherine Aigner (Australia), "Radioactive Wolves", by Klaus Feichtenberger (Austria), "The Secret and the Sacred: Two Worlds at Los Alamos" by Claus Biegert, (Germany) and "Rokkasho Rhapsody" by Hit...

Call for entries for Short Shorts Film Festival & Asia 2013!

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For short films completed in 2011 (after June 1, 2011): October 15, 2012 For short films completed in 2012 (after January 1, 2012): December 20, 2012 Submissions must be postmarked by the applicable deadline based on the production year of your film, and late submissions will not be considered and screener DVDs cannot be returned under any circumstances. International / Asia International Competition 1. Japan Premieres Only: Your film MUST NOT have been screened in Japan on any media and oc...

New York Asian Film Festival 2012 at the Lincoln Center in NY

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  New York Asian Film Festival 2012             Organized by Subway Cinema in close cooperation with the Film Society of Lincoln Center and the Japan Society from June 29 – July 15, The Asian Film Festival has become the most important showcase for films from Asia featuring this year 57 films including 3 programs with short films. For the New York Times critic the NYAFF has become one of the city’s most indispensable film events. The countries represented ...

Special Achievement Awards of 2nd International Uranium Film Festival Rio de Janeiro

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The 2nd International Uranium Film Festival of Rio de Janeiro 2012 awarded films from USA, Sweden and Germany with the Festival’s "Yellow Oscar". Bill Keisling's "Not for Public Release: a Nuclear Incident in Lock Haven", USA, received the Best Feature Award, and Swedish Filmmaker Marko Kattilakoski received the Short film Award for his movie Coffee Break (Fikapaus). "Leonids Story" by German film director Rainer Ludwigs and Ukrainian producer Tetyana ...
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