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Vivid Memories from my days in Cannes launching Boyz'n The Hood

I had the immense privilege to run the marketing at Sony when i received (early 1991) a video tape from f Boyz'n The Hood with the suggestion to submit it to Cannes. To our great surprise, Gilles Jacob invited the film  (first feature by young John Singleton) into "Un Certain Regard". I started a campaign which remains one of my best prides in marketing several hundreds of films over the years for Sony, Fox and UGC. I asked Anne Lara our publicist to identify one journali...

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            Do not heistate to contact me with questions, I will be happy to brainstorm with you. We are the leading network for film and festivals, established in 1995, with 380 000 unique visitors every month, a subscribers base of 161 000 registered users. Furthermore my experience in marketing film (200 film launched wordwide) can be of some assistance. Check the online store for Pro Services for the Film Festival Community. Promote your Fe...

Montreal offered the world premiere of "Pure Life"

The Montreal World Film Festival (August 21st to September 1st), will be presenting the world premiere of "Pure Life", the first feature film by French director Jeremy Banster.  Produced by Cantina Studio, the film tells the true story of explorer Raymond Maufrais on his last expedition to the Amazon Rainforest in French Guyana in 1949. The movie, an intimate adventure filmed in the heart of the Amazon rainforest, represented somewhat of a challenge taken by the director ...

The Hero (from Kosovo) in Montreal FFM 2014

  Synopsis The main character is a man of principles and virtues who becomes prey to a human drama imposed by social, political and economic circumstances.The war is over. The soldier named Shkëmb returns home. Many come to thank him and testify for his courage to save the local population during the war. But over time his sacrifice is forgotten and things start to change. He continues to live in a tent, a charity by humanitarian organizations, under difficult living co...

FFM 38o Opening Roger OTIS M 66 : ON THE ROAD TO FREEDOM

(video by Leopoldo Soto)   M 66: LA ROUTE DE LA LIBERTÉ / M 66 : ON THE ROAD TO FREEDOM 2014, Colour & B/W, Canada, World Competition    Production Team Director : Roger Otis Screenwriter : Roger Otis, Matthieu Roy-Décarie Cinematographer : Roger Otis Editor : Matthieu Roy-Décarie Music : Malea-Lea Band Film production and Sales : Prod. & Ventes/Sales: Filmotis, 1278, 3e Avenue, Val-Morin, Québec ...

BFI London Film Festival announces FOXCATCHER as the Festival’s American Express Gala

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58TH BFI LONDON FILM FESTIVAL AMERICAN EXPRESS® GALA ANNOUNCED AS UK PREMIERE OF FOXCATCHER   The 58th BFI London Film Festival in partnership with American Express® is pleased to announce FOXCATCHER as the Festival’s American Express Gala. The film will receive its UK Premiere on Thursday 16 October at the Odeon Leicester Square, attended by Academy Award® nominated director Bennett Miller and stars Steve Carell and Sienna Miller.   Based on true events, FOX...

Cine Fan Summer International Film Festival 2014 Closing Ceremony with Partners in Crime

Cine Fan Summer International Film Festival 2014 Closing Ceremony with Partners in Crime The Hong Kong International Film Festival Society (HKIFFS) held the Closing Ceremony of Cine Fan Summer International Film Festival (SIFF) 2014 at The Metroplex with Partners in Crime. Director CHANG Jung-Chi attended the event and sold out screening with cast CHENG Kai-Yuan and WEN Chen-Ling and Producer Wolf CHEN. From left to rig...

Interview with Saiful Wadud Helal for his documentary Bangladesher Ridoy

BANGLADESHER RIDOY / BANGLADESH'S RIDOY 2013, Colour, Bangladesh, Documentaries of the World  Saiful Wadud meets Musivision's Laurie Gordon and Masoud Raouf at the 5 à 7  in Montreal  Production Team Director : Saiful Wadud Helal Cinematographer : Saiful Wadud Helal Editor : Saiful Wadud Helal Music : Amit Mallick, Sharif Arefin Rony Film production and Sales : Prod. & Ventes/Sales: Kazi Mira, Mira Media, 77...

Andy Siege interview for Beti and Amare shot for 14 000€

  BETI AND AMARE / BETI AND AMARE 2014, Colour, Germany, Ethiopia, Focus on World Cinema    Production Team Director : Andy Siege Screenwriter : Andy Siege Cinematographer : Andy Siege Editor : Andy Siege Cast : Hiwot Asres, Pascal Dawson, Binyam Kore, Yonas An Kidane, Delelegne Sharwe, Mahdere H. Sisay Music : Alula Araya, Levin Karchner Film production and Sales : Prod.: Andy Siege, Pascal Dawson, Mahdere Sisay, Kalulu En...

LA HORA AZUL - Interview with Evelyne PEGOT-OGIER

LA HORA AZUL / THE BLUE HOUR 2014, Colour, Peru, First Films World Competition    Production Team Director : Evelyne Pegot-Ogier Screenwriter : Evelyne Perot-Ogier. D'après/Based on: La Hora azul De/By: Alonso Cueto Cinematographer : Roberto Maceda Editor : Carlos Alberto ALvarez Cast : Giovanni Ciccia, Jackelyn Vasquez, Rossana Fernandez-Maldonado Music : Antonio Gervasoni Film production and Sales : Prod.: Evelyne Pe...

Beti and Amare selected in first film competition had a micro-budget 14,000 euros

The film "Beti and Amare" had its World Premiere at the Moscow International Film Festival in the Main Competition. The film had a micro-budget 14,000 euros. Andreas Siege, the director of the film, also did the Cinematography for, Wrote, Edited, Acted, and Produced "Beti and Amare".   Synopsis: "Ethiopia 1936. Beti, a young Ethiopian girl has escaped Mussolini's troops and found refuge in the peaceful south of the country. But the Italians are marching cl...

Montréal Film Festival Adds Addt’l Screening of Kurmanjan Datka Queen of the Mountains

  By Popular Demand, Sell out Crowds, Standing Ovations and Rave Reviews Montréal Film Festival Adds Addt’l Screening of Kurmanjan Datka Queen of the Mountains (LOS ANGELES)  Aug 28, 2014 - The World Premiere of Kurmanjan Datka Queen of the Mountains opened to standing ovations, rave reviews and consistently sold-out crowds.  Now by popular demand, the Montréal World Film Festival has added an additional special screening.  Called “Riveting ...

Peruvien Film PERRO GUARDIAN (Guard Dog/Chien de Garde) screening in World Competition WFF Montreal.

The world premiere of peruvien film PERRO GUARDIAN at the World Competition of the WFF Montreal has been a success, with rave reviews and excellent public at the Cinema Imperial. Now, by popular demand, The Montréal World Film Festival has added an additional special screening that will take place next September 1st at 12:40 at the QUARTIER LATIN.    “Dog,” an ex-militiaman granted amnesty by the government, is now a killer for hire. One of his missions leads him...

Palestine Film that created Huge controversy in Israel, will be Screened at Venice Festival,Today

                                                                                                   Palestinian Director SUHA ARRAF’s controversial Debut Film                       &nb...

The Lesson has its world premiere in Montreal

Montreal Fest organized the world premiere of The Lesson a movie from Latvia,  (108 min), directed by Andris Gauja. The film takes part in the First Films World competition at the Montreal World Films festival. Our team is here: Andris Gauja (Director&Producer), Guna Stahovska (Producer) and Aleksandrs Grebnevs (DoP), and we will be happy to meet you at the premiere today. The premiere will be introduced by the Honorary Council of Latvia in Quebec, Roberts Klaige. He could also ...

Gia Coppola’s “ Palo Alto”, to open Fingal Film Festival 26th – 28th September 2014

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Following a hectic year planning this year’s festival programme, Fingal Film Festival are delighted to announce the opening film will be the Irish premiere of “Palo Alto” from debut writer-director Gia Copolla, starring James Franco and Emma Roberts with thanks to Metrodome Distribution.   Shy, sensitive April (Emma Roberts) is the class virgin, torn between an illicit flirtation with her soccer coach Mr. B (James Franco) and an unrequited crush on sweet stoner...

Canadian Film "Sound Of Tears" had its World Premiere @ The Montreal World Film Festival

SOUND OF TEARS 2014, Colour, Canada, Focus on World Cinema    Production Team Director : Dorothy A. Atabong Screenwriter : Dorothy A. Atabong Cinematographer : Joel Kim Editor : Charles Ross Cast : Albert Williams, Dorothy A. Atabong, Edsson Morales Music : Coline Laroche de Feline, Dobet Gnahoré Film production and Sales : Prod. & Ventes/Sales: Dorothy A. Atabong, Ayinke Films, soundoftearsfilm@gmail.com    ...

Québec Film "FOR THE LOVE OF POE" has its world premiere in Montreal

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The feature-film will be presented in two distinct original versions: English and French, a rare event.   FOR THE LOVE OF POE, produced written, directed and starring Nils Oliveto, will be presented in world premiere at the Montreal World Films Festival (MWFF) on August 30 at 18h45.   The film, screened separately in a French original version (''Pour l'Amour de Poe'') and also in an English original version, will turn out to be a rare event at the MWFF for a fea...

Golden Boy - Un Ragazzo d'Oro has its world premiere in Montreal Pupi Avati in attendance

Written and directed by Pupi Avati with cinematography by Blasco Giurato, edited by Luigi Capalbo; starring Riccardo Scarmacio, Sharon Stone, Cristiana Capotondi, Giovanna Ralli; music by Raphael Gualazzi Synopsis When Davide's father, a maker of B movies, dies in a car accident, he is said to have left behind an unpublished autobiography. Unable to find the book, Davide decides to write his own.    Director Born in Bologna, Italy in 1938, Pupi Avati j...

CDFF Launches Indiegogo Campaign to Bring the Strange & Unusual to Ottawa Screens!

  What is Behind the Cellar Door...   Cellar Door Film Festival (CDFF) aims to be Ottawa's first showcase of speculative cinema while celebrating the creativity of the Ottawa film scene and spotlighting the city as a setting for the sinister and supernatural.   But we need your help.       What We Need & What You Get Festivals like this rely on the generosity of people like you.  ...

London BFI will close with the European Premiere of Sony Pictures Entertainment’s FURY

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  Don "Wardaddy" Collier (Brad Pitt, centre) and his men Boyd Swan (Shia LaBeouf), Norman Ellison (Logan Lerman), Trini Garcia (Michael Peña) and Grady Travis (Jon Bernthal) in Columbia Pictures' FURY   The 58th BFI London Film Festival in partnership with American Express® is delighted to announce that this year’s Festival will close with the European Premiere of Sony Pictures Entertainment’s FURY on Sunday 19 October at the Odeon Leicester Squ...

Director Issac Feder’s newest feature film makes its debut at the Portland Film Festival.

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“Sex Ed” World Premiere Tuesday, August 26, 2014 Attending the premiere: Issac Feder (Dir.), Haley Joel Osment (The Sixth Sense, Pay it Forward), Lorenza Izzo (Hemlock Grove, Aftershock), Abby Elliott (Saturday Night Live, How I Met your Mother), Chris Williams (Dodgeball, The Joneses), and additional guests to be announced.   Portland, Oregon (August 14, 2014)- Sex Ed, the first feature film directed by Isaac Feder will be making its world premiere as one of the opening...

BJÖRK: BIOPHILIA LIVE will be presented as the London BFI Sonic Gala

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  The 58th BFI London Film Festival in partnership with American Express® is thrilled to reveal that BJÖRK: BIOPHILIA LIVE will be presented as the Sonic Gala at this year’s Festival. Björk will attend the UK premiere with directors Peter Strickland and Nick Fenton on Thursday 9 October at the Odeon West End.   BJÖRK: BIOPHILIA LIVE is a concert film by Peter Strickland (The Duke of Burgundy, Berberian Sound Studio) and editor Nick Fenton (The Selfish Giant,...
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