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TIFF 14 Closing Party Video ambiance

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Time to Smile with Aladina and Jaeger-LeCoultre

Jaeger- LeCoultre and Fundacion Aladina started up a new campaign to raise funds for the children with cancer during the 62 San Sebastian International Film Festival. Time to Smile, there is no time to waste but lives to save Several Spanish artists such as Belén Rueda, Eduard Fernández, Imanol Arias, Manuela Vellés, Juana Acosta and Miguel Angel Muñoz donated some photographies that will be shown in an exhibition set at the Hotel Maria Cristina during the Festival....

Montreal World Film Festival 2014 Movie Reviews: NO LAND'S SONG - audience award for best documentary

Every year FFM offers a few interesting feature documentaries, and once again, the most precious one was made by an Iranian author living abroad - Ayat Najafi’s No Land’s Song (German-French co-production). Arguably winning the audience award for best documentary, Najafi succeeded in his first feature to overcome all difficulties that a documentary filmmaker can encounter – telling a story in a compelling way engaging the audience as if it was a fiction movie, yet showing the f...

Montreal World Film Festival 2014 Movie Reviews: OF HORSES AND MEN - a breathtaking film!

Once again a debut film, Benedikt Erlingsson’s Of Horses and Men (Hross I Oss, shown out of competition, produced by acclaimed Icelandic producer and filmmaker Fridrik Thor Fridriksson, who was a member of this year FFM’s jury) is a piece that is very difficult to write about... Why? Because it is one of those rare films that have to be seen in order to be properly experienced. Or, probably because this is not just a great piece – this is a masterpiece! It’s a true excit...

Montreal World Film Festival 2014 Movie Reviews: GONZALEZ - best first fiction feature

Mexican Gonzalez, an extraordinary debut film of Christian Diaz Pardo (made for less than $100.000), arguably won Golden Zenith award for best first fiction feature (awarded from a jury headed by film scholar and connoisseur, Iranian filmmaker Bahman Maghsoudlou, author of the great documentary Abbas Kiarostami: A report, which I reviewed last year). Gonzales is a story about a young man in debt who finds a new job as a call center operator of a Christian sect led by a highly seductive pastor...

Stockholm International Film Festival 25 years

  2014 marks the 25th anniversary of the Stockholm International Film Festival. The festival, which is dedicated to the late Lauren Bacall, will be visited by distinguished directors and actors from all over the world, and more than a 180 films will be screened. The 25th International Stockholm Film Festival starts November 5. The program will be released in full on October 14. A small selection of films that will be shown during the festival: Mommy, the new Xavier Dolan fea...

TIFF 14 DAY 9: Vote for your favourite films in the Festival

  Cameron Bailey's Day 9 Picks Five films not to be missed, as recommended by the Festival's Artistic Director: THE DEAD LANDS | Scotiabank 1 | 9:45PM MARGARITA, WITH A STRAW | Scotiabank 2 | 8:45PM A DREAM OF IRON | Scotiabank 13 | 2:15PM NED RIFLE | Winter Garden Theatre | 8PM TIMBUKTU | TIFF Bell Lightbox 1 | 2PM THE CONNECTION | Roy Thomson Hall | 6:30PM Click here for more info.         ...

Filmmaker Claudia Llosa at the New York Peruvian Film Showcase

The Fifth Edition of the New York Peruvian Film Showcase (NYPFS) will take place from September 16 September, 19, 2014, at Instituto Cervantes, 211 East 49th St., New York City. On Friday September 19 the internationally acclaimed film director, writer and producer Claudia Llosa will present her short film Loxoro, winner of a Teddy Award at the 2012 Berlin International Film Festival 2012. Llosa´s movie The Milk of Sorrow was the first Peruvian film to win the Golden Bear award in the 59...

TIFF Volunteers have a word

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'ZERO PLUS' INTERNATIONAL CHILDREN'S AND YOUTH FILM FESTIVAL

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           'ZERO PLUS' INTERNATIONAL CHILDREN'S AND YOUTH FILM FESTIVAL                                                     Nov 29 - Dec 3 Aim of the Festival "0+" Promoting and giving incentives to talented directors, debutant directors and authors of scripts, the works of which contribute to develop...

Facts and Figures about TIFF14

(Numbers in parentheses are 2013 statistics)   392 Total: Features — 284; Shorts —108 (366 Total: Features — 288; Shorts — 78) 248 Features that are World, International, or North American Premieres: 138, 37 and 73 respectively (268 Total: 146 World; 19 International; 103 North American) 5,671 Total Submissions: International — 4,557; Canadian — 1,114 (4,892: International — 3,850; Canadian —1,042) 79 Countries...

The 2014 Minneapolis Underground Film Festival set to screen 70 shorts, 8 Documentaries and 11 Features in five days.

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The 7th Annual Minneapolis Underground Film Festival (MUFF) is just around the corner and festival programmers have been impressed with the high quality of work being produced, not only in Minnesota but by filmmakers from around the world as well as some with MN connections. Some examples to watch for in this year's lineup include: OCT. 1 - 5pm “The Tiki War” with Q&A. “Mad Man meets “Breaking Bad” set in a tiki bar (Red Dragon) in 1961 Chicag...

Six feature films will be presented in the Zinemira section at the San Sebastian Film Festival

    Images in high resolution  This year, the 62nd edition of the San Sebastian Film Festival will present six feature films in the Zinemira section for cinema produced in the Basque Country. The selection consists of two premieres and four titles from this year's production. Both premieres will compete for the Irizar Basque Film Award alongside all other productions with a minimum Basque production of 20% presented as world premieres in any of the Festival sections. The...

FIAPF greenlights the creation of a fully-fledged international competition for Black Nights Film Festival

  Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival will be accredited as a non-specialized competitive festival from 2014 as confirmed by FIAPF - The International Federation of Film Producers’ Associations. Black Nights Film Festival is the 15th international film festival to be inducted to that category by FIAPF along with the expansi...

12th International Festival Signes de Nuit Section (Experimental) Documentary is coming up in Paris.

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12th International Festival Signes de Nuit Documentary / Paris / September 15-21 and the Awards in Berlin  View this email in your browser ...

The Zurich Film Festival Will Host the European Premiere of NIGHTCRAWLER, Starring Jake Gyllenhaal, Rene Russo and Bill Paxton

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 It was revealed today that the crime thriller NIGHTCRAWLER, starring Jake Gyllenhaal, Rene Russo and Bill Paxton, will have its European Premiere in Zurich as the Center Gala screening at the 10th Zurich Film Festival on Tuesday, September 30th. Rene Russo (THE THOMAS CROWN AFFAIR, RANSOM, GET SHORTY, LETHAL WEAPON 3) will be on hand to present the film with writer/director Dan Gilroy.   NIGHTCRAWLER is a pulse-pounding thriller set in the nocturnal underbelly of contemporary Los An...

Atlantic Film Festival opens with the presentation of Elephant Song

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The 34th Atlantic Film Festival announces special guests and details for the Gala Red Carpet Opening Night for event, Sept. 11-18 in Halifax   (Halifax, NS) – The Atlantic Film Festival starts this Thursday and it is time to unveil some big names attending this 34th annual event. Charles Binamé, Xavier Dolan, Danny Willliams, Émile Gaudreault, Ron Mann and Ruba Nadda are some of the talented celebrities and filmmakers in Halifax during the event, Sept. 11-18. ...

DAY 5: The Festival Heats Up

  Cameron Bailey's Day 5 Picks Five recommendations from our Festival Artistic Director: ROGER & ME | Ryerson Theatre | 9PM MAY ALLAH BLESS FRANCE! | Bloor Hot Docs Cinema | 4:15PM CAKE | Visa Screening Room (ELGIN) | 2:30PM MARGARITA WITH A STRAW | TIFF Bell Lightbox 1 | 6PM BLACK SOULS | Scotiabank 1 |7PM Click here for more info.       Grolsch People's Choice Award...

DAY 4: Stay connected with #TIFF14

          Last Day of Festival Street! Check out Re-Sounding The Films of Norman McLaren, with original music composed and played live by Absolutely Free + Special Guests, at the Rdio Music Zone and the Steve and Rashmi Gupta Family Stage today. Also don't miss performances by John Kong and Jason Collett.           ...

Shriekfest 2014 Lineup Announced -- Tickets on Sale Now!

2014 Schedule: 42 FILMS * 4 DAYS/NIGHTS OCTOBER 2-5TH, 2014 SHRIEKFEST INTERNATIONAL HORROR/SCI FI FILM FESTIVAL is thrilled to announce the full, expanded schedule for the FOURTEENTH annual horror film festival, returning to Raleigh Studios Chaplin theatres, October 2-5th, 2014.  Festival Director Denise Gossett says  "We are so honored to once again be at the same location we've been at for all 14 years!  That says a lot about a location's qua...

TIFF 14 Day 3: Festival Street has taken over King West

              Cameron Bailey's Day 3 Picks Five recommendations from our Festival Artistic Director: THE REACH | Princess of Wales Theatre | 2:45PM THE DUKE OF BURGUNDY | TIFF Bell Ligh...

A Week in Festivals. Newsletter 655 - Filmfestivals.com

                                         This weekly newsletter reaches 178 316  subscribers.        &nb...

TIFF 14 Day 2

      DAY 2: Today is Bill Murray Day!         Cameron Bailey's Day 2 Picks PHOENIX | Visa Screening Room (Elgin) | 6PM EDEN | Ryerson Theatre | 5:45PM MAGICAL GI...

TIFF 14 DAY 1: The Festival Begins Today!

      Cameron Bailey’s Day 1 Picks Five unmissable titles: SCARLET INNOCENCE | Ryerson Theatre | 6PM CLOUDS OF SILS MARIA | Princess of Wales Theatre | 9:45PM DEAREST | Winter Garden Theatre | 4PM CORBO | Scotiabank 13 | 8:15PM THE DEAD LANDS | Ryerson Theatre | 9PM       &n...

News from TIFF, what to expect in Toronto

TIFF INDUSTRY PROGRAMME DELIGHTS DELEGATES WITH NOTABLE ADDITIONS The Toronto International Film Festival® announced additional experts and bold new partnerships to join the TIFF Industry programme today. The stellar lineup at the Glenn Gould Studio and Vimeo Industry Convergence Centre (250 Front Street West), home of the Festival Industry Conference, promises to impress and inspire delegates with an unrivalled experience for film industry professionals. ...
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