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As part of the month long Season of Cambodia Arts festival in New York, the Film Society of Lincoln Center and noted Cambodia documentary filmmaker Rith Panh presented Old Ghosts, New Dreams: The Emerging Cambodian Cinema. The festival ran from April 19-25. The program included ten documentaries and several short films focusing primarily on the devastating impact of the Khmer Rouge regime and development issues dislocating Cambodian society. Only few of the production...
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23 - 28 July 2013, Motovun Film Festival, Croatia
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This evening the 56th San Francisco International Film Festival, presented by the San Francisco Film Society, announced the juried Golden Gate Award winners, New Directors Prize winner and FIPRESCI Prize winner at a ceremony held at Rouge | Nick's Crispy Tacos. This year the Festival awarded over $70,000 in prizes -- one of the largest cash totals distributed by a U.S. film festival -- to emerging and established ...
CROATIAN FILM "HALIMA'S PATH"
A FILM ABOUT TWO MOTHER”S WHO SHARE ONE SON
A REVELATION AT LA SOUTHEAST EURO FESTIVAL
By Alex Deleon
The Southeast European Film Festival of Los Angeles, now in its eight year, was founded by Vera Mijojic a go-getting Serbian lady from Sarajevo, Bosnia, with a strong cinema background in ex-Yugoslavia as an international production assistant and critic. She left Yugoslavia as it was descending into civil war in 1992 and rese...
The 60th Sydney Film Festival program was officially launched today by NSW Minister for Tourism, Major Events, Hospitality and Racing and Minister for the Arts, The Hon. George Souris.
“The New South Wales Government, through Screen NSW and Destination NSW, is proud to support Sydney Film Festival, a much-loved part of the city’s arts and events calendar. Sydney Film Festival continues to provide filmmakers a wonderful opportunity to showcase their work, as well as boostin...
by Alex Deleon
In a country based on the decimation of half the world's Jewish population in WWII (the Holocaust), the constant need to apply military pressure on menacing Arab neighbors in order to survive, and a culture steeped in Biblical morality, it is not surprising that many of the new Israeli films reflect soul-searching ambiguity over relations with the Palestinians, and the general anxiety in the air.
"Rock The Casbah" is a painful...
Celebrating the completion of an action packed cinematic century of Indian Cinema and the genius of Dadasaheb, NFDC (National Film Development Corporation) is pleased to announce the release of the limited edition of Tracing Phalke- researched, written and compiled by Kamal Swaroop, a film, television and radio director and screenwriter, more popularly known for his masterwork Om-Dar-B-Dar (1988).
A text-based visual treat that lends a magnified view into Dadasaheb's life, the ic...
Samuel Jamier in action at Japan Society giving the introductory speech for the LOVE WILL TEAR US APART Globus film series of 2012. Both images "courtesy of Samuel Jamier".
JAPAN CUTS was launched as an annual event by the film department of the New York based Japan Society in 2007. It arranged co-presentations of Japanese films at the New York Asian Film Festival followed by additional days of programs at the Japan Society. In 2009 Samuel ...
By Alex Deleon
FESTIVAL OPENS WITH ROMANIAN COMEDY "OF SNAILS AND MEN"
SEEFEST is the official name of the Los Angeles Festival of Southeast European films.
This is a niche festival dedicated to the exhibition and promotion of films from the Balkan Peninsula and Turkey.The Balkan countries covered are all the successor states of the former Yugoslavia; Serbia, Croatia, Bosnia, and Slovenia, plus Bulgaria, Romania, Albania and Greece.Except, for Romania whose films have been...
From acclaimed indie director James O'Brien comes the new controversial cult sci-fi feature film HYPERFUTURA, starring break out talent Eric Kopatz- available now on iTunes and cable VOD and coming soon to Amazon Prime.
Utilizing experimental multi-media techniques, HYPERFUTURA challenges the Hollywood mainstream with an extreme alternative cinema that makes use of archival footage and special effects married to a live action narrative. Like Terrence Malick's Tree of Life, ...
The footage industry came together at the tenth annual FOCAL International Awards gala to celebrate achievement in the use of stock and archival footage. The winning films showcased a dazzling array of production styles, subject matter, storytelling prowess and, of course, masterful integration of outstanding stock and archival footage.
London, UK - 3 May 2013 - The tenth annual FOCAL International Awards in association with AP Arc...
A remarkable testament to aging with dignity
France loves its icons, one of whom is certainly the grande dame of French cinema Jeanne Moreau. In A LADY IN PARIS, Moreau gives a wonderful performance as the flinty Frida, who proves more than a challenge for Anne, played by Laine Mägi. Anne, who is dealing with the recent death of her mother, is employed from Estonia by café owner Stéphane (Patrick Pineau) to care for his former lover who is now eighty years old. Anne...
On the initiative of Cookie Box, a cutting-edge business consultancy, yesterday morning José Luís Rebordinos, José Luís Cienfuegos and Àngel Sala respective Directors of the San Sebastian, Seville and Sitges Film Festivals gave a press conference at Barcelonas Verdi Park Cinemas to announce a new cinema & company section to be launched by all three festivals this year.
With Toni Ulled Director of Fotogramas as the m...
Le Président d'Honneur Jean-Louis TRINTIGNANT,
La Marraine Isabel OTERO,
Toute l'équipe & le Jury du Festival International du Film de Courts Métrages "Fenêtre sur Courts" avec
Le Président du Jury Matthew ROBBINS, Scénariste, Réalisateur, Comédien, &
Fabienne BICHET, Directrice de casting
Maïmouna GUEYE, Auteur, Comédienne
Michel FESSLER, Scénariste, Réalisateur&nbs...
The longest running showcase for German Films in the United States, KINO! featured from April 18 – 24 at the Museum of Modern Art award winning selections. They were chosen from the last edition of the Berlinale and other major festivals and provided an enlightening perspective on current creative film making in Germany. Most of them depart from the standard track of storytelling. Staged for 35 years now KINO! has programmed over the last years numerous films and served...
The irresistible comedy How To Use Guys With Secret Tips by Lee Won-suk won, by popular acclaim,
the Golden Mulberry 2013. On the podium Thailand and Hong Kong.
The fifteenth edition closes with 50,000 spectators.
The audience at the Far East Film Festival had no doubts: the Golden Mulberry 2013 could only go to South Korea for the irresistible comedy How To Use Guys With Secret Tips! Pop culture at the highest level, and a director, the very funny Lee Won-suk, became...
CANADIAN DIRECTOR, JONATHAN HOLIFF, WINS "ORSON WELLS AWARD" AT TIBURON INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
Win makes 4 for “My Father and The Man In Black” in April--9 since premiere. Canadian broadcast premiere on August 24
WATH THE TRAILER:
TORONTO: Before there was Johnny and June, there was Johnny and Saul.
Canadian Saul Holiff put Johnny Cash together with June Carter--but you won't find his story in...
FRONTIÈRES EXPANDS FROM MONTREAL'S FANTASIA TO BRUSSELS' BIFFF
The Fantasia International Film Festival is proud to announce the expansion of its Frontières International Co-Production Market to the Brussels International Fantastic Film Festival. Frontières will effectively become a circuit making a bridge between Montreal, in July, and Brussels, in April, respectively starting wit...
Colombianos, Tora Martens, Sweden/Finland, 90’
The Road: A Story of Life and Death, Marc Isaacs, UK, 75’
The Captain And The Pirate, Andy Wolff, Germany/Belgium, 76’
Trucker and the Fox, Arash Lahouti, Iran, 78’
A World Is Not Ours, Mahdi Fleifel, UK/United Arab Emirates/Liban, 93’
Father and Son on a Journey, Marcel Łoziński, Poland, 75’
The Last Black Sea Pirates, Svetoslav Stoyanov, Bulgaria,...
Off-the-wall Black Comedy Changes the Pace
by ALEX ("CHAIM") DELEON
Self taught filmmaker Nony Geffen in his own film, "Not In Tel Aviv"
In a festival loaded with serious soul searching subjects, self-taught filmmaker Nony Geffen's blatantly blackish comedy was a surprising change of pace. The title "Not In Tel Aviv" already serves as an alert to expect the unexpected, which this movie is from beginning to end, starting with the fact that ...
Hollywood in Stuttgart – The award winners of the Stuttgart Festival of Animated Film have been selected
Stuttgart – With the 20th edition the Stuttgart Festival of Animated Film has strengthened its status as a highly important cultural event. Concerning the number of visitors the record of 80.000 people in the previous year has been achieved once more. The 20th edition again surprised with numerous improvements. “Since the long existing events in the local cinemas and ...
The irresistible comedy How To Use Guys With Secret Tips by Lee Won-suk won, by popular acclaim, the Golden Mulberry 2013. On the podium Thailand and Hong Kong.
The fifteenth edition closes with 50,000 spectators.
The audience at the Far East Film Festival had no doubts: the Golden Mulberry 2013 could only go to South Korea for the irresistible comedy How To Use Guys With Secret Tips! Pop culture at the highest level, and a director, the very funny Lee Won-suk, became th...
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