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Screenings commence for competition film, "Waltz with Bashir"

Competition : "Waltz with Bashir" by Ari Folman Screenings of the animated film, "Waltz with Bashir" open today in Cannes, on the second day of the Festival. Last year in Competition was "Persépolis", a new style of animated film dealing with certain Middle East topics which won the Jury Prize. This year there is another animated film up for the Palme d’Or which also explores themes in the Middle East based on perso...

61st Cannes Festival Opening Ceremony

AFP The Wednesday evening opening ceremonies for the 61st Cannes Festival featured the In-Competition screening of Blindness, in the presence of director Fernando Meirelles and actors Danny Glover, Julianne Moore, and Gael García Bernal. A number of celebrities were spotted on the red-carpeted steps to the palace, including Un Certain Regard jury president Fatih Akin, Claude Lelouch, and Faye Dunaway. Viviane Reding, the European Commissioner for Information Society and Media, also attended the...

In competition: "Blindness"

Blindness opening the 61th Festival de Cannes.The film:Blindness, by Brazilian director Fernando Meirelles, has been chosen as the opening film of the Cannes Festival. An adaptation of the novel of the same name by Portuguese Nobel laureate José Saramago, this political and philosophical thriller is the first film competing for the 61st Golden Palm award. Six years after the out-of-competition presentation of City of God, director Meirelles is back in Cannes with a drama about an epidemic with ...

New York Spotlight On Polish Cinema

 Tuesday, May 13------Poland has had an active film industry since the beginning of the 20th century and continues to be one of the most active players on the Eastern European film scene. Having produced such acknowledged film masters as Roman Polanski, Andrzej Wajda, Agnieszka Holland, Krzysztof Kieślowski, Jan Lenica, Lech Majewski and Jerzy Skolimowski, the Polish film scene has flourished, even under the strict demands of 40 years of Communist rule. As the economic dynamo of the “new Eur...


Director Mario Monicelli and Japanese film noir will play the lead in two of the Festival retrospectives. The work of Italian maestro Mario Monicelli and the specific treatment dedicated to film noir by Japanese cinema throughout its history will play the leading part in this year’s edition of San Sebastian Festival, to take place from 18-27 September. CLASSIC RETROSPECTIVE: MARIO MONICELLIComedy was one of the most important genres in the Italian cinema of the 1950s and 60s. Outstanding among...

IFFBoston - Day 6 - Saviours - Which Boxers?

Liam Nolan, co-director of the Irish boxing documentary, Saviours, details how individual story lines were chosen for the film - and which ended up on the cutting room floor - in the fourth and final segment of this exclusive interview during IFFBoston.

IFFBoston - Day 6 - Saviours - What's Next?

Liam Nolan, co-director of the Irish boxing documentary, Saviours, brings us up to speed on what he and co-director Ross Whitaker are each working on now in the third segment of this exclusive interview during IFFBoston.

IFFBoston - Day 6 - Saviours - During and After

Liam Nolan, co-director of the Irish boxing documentary, Saviours, discusses how long it took to make the film and the relationship between filmmakers and boxers since the conclusion of filming in the second segment of this exclusive interview during IFFBoston.

IFFBoston - Day 6 - Saviours - Before

Liam Nolan, co-director of the Irish boxing documentary, Saviours, describes the impetus for making the film in the first segment of this exclusive interview during IFFBoston.

IFFBoston - Day 6 - Filmmakers' Lounge Fun, Clip Two

Jay McCarroll (Eleven Minutes, Project Runway) unwinds with some IFFBoston volunteers in the Filmmakers' Lounge by singing / playing along to Blondie's Call Me with the video game / karaoke machine that is Rock Band.

Bolzano ShortFilmFestival 2007 Poster

Bolzano ShortFilmFestival 2007 pictures

Picture from Bolzano ShortFilmFestival 2007 edition

IFFBoston - Day 5 - Twelve - Q&A - Recap

The directors of Twelve put the face to the contribution by recapping whose film is whose, month by month.

IFFBoston - Day 5 - Twelve - Q&A - Training

During Q&A after IFFBoston's World Premiere of Twelve, executive producer Scott Masterson leads his cadre of directors through the discussion of where each received their training, formal or otherwise.

IFFBoston - Day 5 - Twelve - Q&A - Intro

IFFBoston Managing Director Brian Tamm introduces a dozen directors to kick off the Q&A at the World Premiere of Boston-based Twelve.

IFFBoston - Day 5 - Twelve - Intro

IFFBoston Program Director Adam Roffman has a little fun introducing the festive audience to the World Premiere of the locally-made segmented feature, Twelve.

IFFBoston - Day 4 - Turn the River - Q&A - Tough Shot

Chris Eigeman and Famke Janssen describe the mood on the set before, during, and after her attempt at sinking a tough billiards shot integral to the film Turn the River for the Q&A audience at IFFBoston.

IFFBoston - Day 4 - Turn the River - Q&A - Intro

At IFFBoston, Managing Director Dan McCallum introduces Turn the River's writer-director, Chris Eigeman, and leading lady, Famke Janssen, to the Q&A audience.

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2008 Tribeca Film Festival Meet The Brits Party Photos

By Maria Esteves - May 11, 2008 The Seventh Annual 2008 Tribeca Film Festival (TFF) was held in Tribeca and venues in New York City, April 23 - May 4, 2008. The festival sponsored by American Express, annually present international films, gala receptions, panel discussions, concerts, special events, awards ceremony, Tribeca/ESPN sports day, and a family street fair. TFF08 included 53 World Premieres, 6 International Premieres, 30 North American Premieres, 7 U.S. Premieres, and 19 New York Ci...