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Angel Awards 2011 announce line up, ready to kick off

 

               

The Director and Executive Producer Rosana Golden, Dean Bentley are pleased to announce the following ...

8th December 2011 OPEN PRESS CALL at 1:30 PM (13H30) AT THE ART NOVO THEATRE, NOVOTEL, MONTE-CARLO.

The Angel Film Awards - VIP press and photo call... celebrity introductions... radio and television interviews and broadcasts... red carpet evening gala film screenings held at the ART NOVO THEATRE  & LOUNGE of the NOVOTEL in Monte-Carlo at 1:30 PM (13H30)

The Directors, Actors are descending from the Silver Screen down to Monaco's prestige festival the Angel Film Awards celebrating 9 years peace love and movies!

LIFETIME ARCHIEVEMENT ANGEL FILM AWARD FOR EMMY AWARDS WINNING COMPOSER JOHN ALTMAN

                

GUEST APPERANCE ROCK POET DONOVAN

Multi Awards winning Actor Timothy Spall attending the festival

Emmy Award winning composer John Altman attending the festival

                             

2011 OFFICIAL JURY MEMBERS

President of Jury - Emmy Award winning Composer John Altman - Master of Ceremonies Babita Sharma BBC World News Journalist. Dame of Honour, Victoria Aitken, Writer & Musician. Melissa Papel, International Actress. Daniella Gonella, UK Producer. Sasha Schriber, Award Winning Writer, Director. Kazuhiko Tanaka, Producer and Journalist Japan.

The Festival and Awards Night Celebration filmed for Television by Mark Dezzani Riviera Life TV & Andrew Burroughs, Tendance TV France Cote Azure - Stephanie Boys, John Taskovich - Soludik Média - Cinema- France.

 

Journalist & Coverage by: Movie Scope Journalist - Greg Davis, Monaco Life Magazine-Ian Brodie, Riviera Reporter - Molly Brown, Riviera Times - Nice & Monaco Matin-Cedric Verany, Monte Carlo Mediterranée - Carole Chabrier, Riviera Radio - Elizabeth Lewis, Grant Benson-Radio 100.9 Monaco-Italy, Turkish News - Nur Dolay, Daily Mail-Sam Parkhouse & additional UK press corps.

 

In official selection 11 international (script) screenplay & writers, 12 international premiere short film and short documentary films, 7 international feature premiere films.

Actors, Directors, Writers, Producers of the 19 officially selected movies & officially selected screenplay writers are attending the festival:

2011 AFA SCREENPLAY NOMINEES OFFICIAL SELECTION

"TAINTED CANVAS" WRITTEN BY SEGILOLA SCOTT - UK

"AMERICAN ROYALTY" WRITTEN BY JOHN TACCARINO & JOHN LEONARD - US

"ON FRIDAY HILL" WRITTEN BY CHRISTIAN PIERS BETLEY - CANADA

"LOVELY" WRITTEN BY ELIZABETH GILBERT - US

"ORKINOS" WRITTEN BY NUR DOLAY - FRANCE

"THE FREEDOM OF THE HEART" WRITTEN BY JOLANDA ELLENBERGER -SUISSE

"LITTLE HEROES" WRITTEN BY CARSTEN RAUIN - SUISSE

"NOR THE MOON BY NIGHT" WRITTEN BY GRAHAM RUSHTON - AUSTRALIA

"RAISON D' ETRE" WRITTEN BY MAXINE PUGH - US

"THE CULT" WRITTEN BY NICK GOULDEN - UK

"THE SALVATION OF FRANKIE LOVELOCKE" WRITTEN BY STEPHEN WHITESIDE & ANDY GOULDEN - UK

 

THE 2011 OFFICIAL ENTRIES OF SHORT FILM AND SHORT DOCUMENTARY FILM

"DEEP BLUE" European Premiere - Japan - drama 27 min written & directed by Kazuhito Nakae -- director & actor attending - crew: cinematographer Tomohito Tanaka original music Kazuyoshi Tonami, lead actors: Yukiko Nihei (stage & real name), Haruki Nihei (stage & real name), Tatsuhiro Ito (Syunichi Nihe), Sanshirou Rai (Iori Nihei) Yumiko Kojima (Kazuko Hihe), Daisuke Masuyama (stage & real name).

Yukiko Nihei, Haruki Nihei, Tatsuhiro Ito, Sanshirou Rai, Yumiko Kojima, Daisuke Masuyama. Synopsis: Twenty-year old Yukiko returns to her hometown with her 3-year old son, for the first time in a decade, to attend the memorial service of her grandmother. On her return she finds that her father and brother, their hands stained blue from the thread dying business they run, are ignoring her. Half fiction - half documentary 'Deep Blue' was filmed with amateur actors who relived their real-life experiences.

 

"GRENOUILLE D' HIVER" European Premiere - France - drama 18 min written & directed by Slony Sow produced by Jean Maurice Belayche -starring Gérard Depardieu - director & cast attending. Cast & crew: Gérard Depardieu as Benjamin, Miko (Eriko Taketa), Louise (Sabine Lendel), Original Music-Budapest Symphony Orchestra-Peter Pejtsik, Cinematographer/DP Mathias Walter.                                 

Special Note: Film was shot at Gérard Depardieu's vineyard and castle where he had never visited since the death of his son. Story line: Benjamin the winemaker does not want to go on living after his wife dies in his arms following a long illness, but when young Japanese woman comes to sample his wine, she gives him hope and helps him to mourn the death of his wife.

"KONO KISHI NO KOTO" European Premiere- Japan  - drama 30 min written & directed by Bunji Sotoyama - director attending -  cinematographer Shogo Uneo, music Asuka Matsumoto, cast - lead actress Natsue Hyakumoto & lead actor Yoichi Toyama. Story line: A River between "this world" and "the other world" Conception of Buddhism.

"PITBULL WARRIOR" Monaco Premiere - UK - drama 16 min directed & produced by multi-award winning dir. Lou Hamilton - starring: Carla Mendonca (Sarah) & Shaun Rivers (Jack), cinematographer/DP Paul Lang, director & cast attending. Story line: A film about a transformational encounter between strangers who are forced to confront their prejudices.

"DISPLACEMENT" Monaco - France Premiere - US/Suisse drama 34 min written directed & produced by Jolanda Ellenberger - director attending. Cast & Crew Laura Derry (Francine Reynolds), Jeff Handy (Tala's Father), Nicole Harley, cinematographer Stefan Ruenzel, Eric Oberli. Story Line: Long forgotten spirits give an estranged couple a chance to discover what appeared to be lost forever.

"GUS" Animation - European Premiere - Australia - 8 min short animation comedy written, directed & animated by Andrew Martin -music by Lisa Cheney & Liam Flenady - director and crew members attending. Story line: A "cave boy with disruptive flatulence and his father live a cold life in the Alps, until the boy is send outside and changes life forever.

"SIMILAR" European Premiere - UK short documentary 3 min directed by Dr. Shamaela Munir, cinematographer Peter Ralley, cast Ali Munir - director & crew and cast attending. Story line: film about experience of people with severe learning difficulties.

"THE WILL TO WIN" World Premiere - US / UK  short documentary 17 min directed by Paul Von Petersen & written & produced cinematography by Tamara Sumner Petersen - director & producer attending. Story line: A heart warming behind the scenes look, at what it takes to make the British Equestrian. With Special Thanks to: The British Equestrian Federation and HRH The Duchess of Cornwall.

"A SPRINGTIME MELODY" Monaco Premiere - Sweden short drama 10 min written & directed by Aase Hoegfeldt - director attending, cinematographer/DP Andra Lasmanis, music by Karin Turesson - lead cast: actors: (Maria) Gunilla Johansson, (Maria as a Child) Olivia Johansson, (Doctor) Hedborg. Story line: A short philosophical reflection, based on a true story..

"BREAKING THE SILENCE" European Premiere - UK short documentary 7 min written, produced and directed by Alita Simpson - director - crew & cast attending, Story line: ‘Public Awareness film' - After the bruises and scars have gone the emotional scars remain, and the journey to recovery begins..

"BRUSHSROKES" World Premiere - US-Hungary short drama 11 min written, directed, cinematography & choreography by Zoi Florosz -  director attending - cast: Laura Lamberti, Debra Zalkind, William Thompson, Margaret Scure, Inna Yureneva - director and cast attending. Story line: Gifted painter suffers debilitating strokes, her flamenco daughter is trying to find creative ways to heal her.

"VOICE OVER" World Premiere - US - Spain - 11 min short film directed by Martin Rosete, written by Luiso Berdejo,- cast/crew attending: cinematography/DP Jose Martin, visual effects by David Heras, costume design Marta  Murillo -- director & crew attending. Story line:  I-will-not-tell-you-whose voice over leads us through three extremes situations that are actually the same... Will you survive?           

THE 2011 OFFICIAL ENTRIES FEATURE FILM AND FEATURE DOCUMENTARY FILM

"MY ANGEL" Word Premiere - UK drama feature film 88 min written, directed by Stephen Cookson, executive produced by Peter Keegan A British feel good family film of hope-cast starring: Brenda Blethyn, Timothy Spall, Janet Dibley, Celia Imrie, Mel Smith, cinematography /DP Oliver Downey, Composer Vince Pope. Story line: When 15-year old Eddie's mum is left critically ill after a road accident, he and his brother face Christmas alone, without food or electricity. In a dream Eddie's mum asks him to find an angel's halo so that she can be saved. Eddie will try anything - but who will believe him? The Lead Actors Brenda Blethyn, Timothy Spall & (Director, Producer attending festival.

"GET REAL! WISE WOMAN SPEAK" European Premiere - US awards winning documentary feature 83 min written, directed & produced by Joni Steel Kimberlin, some cast members & director attending - starring: Jane Fonda, Della Rees, Linda Leitch & Donovan award winning Poet & Musician attending.

Cinematography Joseph Parlagreco  music by Josh Isaac.

Story line: Get Real! profiles extraordinary women - poet Nikki Giovanni, Editor Susan L. Taylor, Buddhist Nun Tenzin Palmo, Oceanographer Sylvia Earle, Author Marianne Williamson, Actress Della Reese, Nobel Laureates, artists, grandmothers, activists and educators. Get Real! - because wise women find that as they grow older they also grow in authenticity.

"THE ITALIAN KEY" European Premiere - Finland-Italy-UK-India romantic feature film 91 min written, directed by Rosa Karo, produced by Tuomas Kantelinen- starring: Gwendolyn Anslow as Cabella, Nicki & Tanya Wells (Step-sisters), Moose Ali Khan, (Lord Jai), Leo Vertunni (Leo), Isadora, Joana, Elisa Cartocci (the Sisters), Peter O. Almond (Bronzni), Joeanna Sayler (Chiara),Gioele Franchini (Angelo), crew: cinematographers Gianni Giannelli & Ville Tanttu, original music Tuomas Kantelinen, Costumes design Rosa Karo.

Filmed on location in Val Borbera, Italy Jaipur, India Bristol, UK. Story line: romantic fairy tale about a 19-year-old orphan who gets, as her sole inheritance, an antique key that unlocks both an old villa in Italy and the mysteries of her family history.

Actors & Director-Producers attending.

"IN THE KEY OF ELI" Monaco/ France Premiere - US Comedy feature film 89 min directed by Phil Scarpaci, written by Brian Everingham  - starring: Caroline Rich as Sydney, Ron Recasner (Auggie), Phil Scarpaci (Joe), Lia Sargent (Shoshone), Frank Ciraci (Vincent), Michael Tower (Aaron), Kim Piquet (Steve), crew: producers Darren Anderson, Pattie Kelly, cinematography/DP Stuart Asbjornsen,  music-composer W.G. Snuffy Walden, Story line:  Sidney (Caroline Rich) an uptight young attorney embarks on a rock and roll  ride through LA with a wacky bunch of ageing musicians as she tries to find the long lost music tapes of a dead rock star. Director & Actress attending.

"THE RESCUERS" European Premiere - US feature documentary film 94 min  directed & produced by Emmy Award- winner Michael King, OPENING CREDITS Joyce D. Mandell, written by Anthony Edward Valletta & Michael King, original score by Paul van Brugge, cinematographer/DP Anka Malatynska, Special Note: The Rescuers in the Oscar documentary feature race...Featuring: Sir Martin Gilbert & Introducing Stephanie Nyombayire. Story line: In the Rescuers, the inspirational journey of Stephanie Nyombayire, a young Rwandan activist who lost 100 members of her family in her country¹s genocide in 1994 is juxtaposed with Sir Martin Gilbert's interviews with non-Jewish survivors of the Nazi death camps.

http://rescuersdocumentary.blogspot.com/

"HOW TO BOIL A FROG" World Premiere - Canada 58 min feature documentary film - written & directed Jon Cooksey, co-produced by Jon Cooksey, Shelley Gillen, Teri McArter, cinematographer/DP Patrick Williams, original score by Michael Richard Plowman. Story line: movie about saving civilization...with comedy." synopsis:  An everyman dad (Jon Cooksey) gives a satirical overview of our global situation, and five surprising ways we can save civilization while making our own lives better.

"TAMARA'S SACRED JOURNEY TO TIBET" World Premiere - US feature documentary film 69 min written, directed & produced by Tamara Sumner Petersen - director & crew attending: Executive Producer- Paul Von Petersen, Cinematographer and Editor- Tamara Sumner Petersen Special Note: With Special Thanks to: The People of Tibet &Tibet Emergency Center and Brent Sumner. Story line: Shot entirely with a single hand held camera, the intimate first person story of one woman's sojourn to a sacred land - a humble window into spiritual transformation, and ultimately the odyssey within herself

  Every effort has been made to provide up to date information

 
'CINEMA ANGELS GIVE A TOY'                                        

Founded & Inaugurated by Rosana & Dean, AFA - Monaco 2010

Teddy Bears and Toy's are being donated as last year from all over the world brought along by VIP Festival Film Industry Guest and Local Residence of Monaco and La Direction de Novotel - Catherine Thevenot.                                      

 'CINEMA ANGELS GIVE A TOY'                                                           

Foundation Lenval Children's Hospital Psychiatric Unit who care for underprivileged children between 3

and 12 years of age. Rosana and Dean volunteered to help the children in whatever way they could, especially with Christmas just around the corner. They are now reaching out to you. Help put a smile on a child's face... its Christmas time!  

Please deliver toys by 1.30pm to the Art Novo Media & Press Lounge at the Novotel, Monte Carlo, 16 Bd Princesse Charlotte, Monaco, Monte Carlo. Many thanks from Rosana Golden, Dean Bentley & The A - Team.

 

 

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