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Animation that Matters and Inspires panel at the UAE Pavilion with Awards Ceremony

  5 pm - 5.45pm the UAE Pavilion Village International Riviera side N°136 Panel: Animation that Matters and Inspires Marie-Claude Beauchamp: President AQA, CEO Producer - CarpeDiem Film & TV, Ayman Jamal Director Producer from Barajoun Entertainment - Dubai Laurie Gordon Festival Director Montreal International Animation Film Festival  Yonathan Parienti CEO Horyou   5.45 pm - 6.00 pm Afternoon Launch Platform Launch...

World Premiere of Enoc The Resplendent Stargate by Martha Marin

You are cordially invited to attend the world premiere of our film in Cannes May 17. An artistic journey between fiction and documentary film at the same time, throughout space, time, dimensions, light and music, that are conducting through the full sequence to a live experience of Enoc the Resplendent Stargate Energy® Screening in Cannes May 17 1.30 PM Les Arcades 1 May 17  6pm Olympia 2 Kindly confirm : marketing@enoctherresplendent.com  Schedule your meeting in...

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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...

Brigadistas featuring Radio Kanario

OFFICIAL SELECTION Europäisches Filmfestival Göttingen 2011 - OFFICIAL SELECTION Prix International du Documentaire et du Reportage Méditerranéen 2009 - OFFICIAL SELECTION FUSION FESTIVAL 2008 - OFFICIAL SELECTION MEDIMED 2008 - OFFICIAL SELECTION CineFiesta Potsdam 2008 - OFFICIAL SELECTION Filmfestival Münster 2007 - OFFICIAL SELECTION Exground Filmfest 2007.   The premiere of Br ...

Rajasthan by the Roadside

Only little has changed in Rajasthan during the last centuries. But meanwhile, things are starting to get better - thanks to the women, they are The Powerhouse of Indian society.

Brigadistas- The Return to Spain.

OFFICIAL SELECTION Europäisches Filmfestival Göttingen 2011 - OFFICIAL SELECTION Prix International du Documentaire et du Reportage Méditerranéen 2009 - OFFICIAL SELECTION FUSION FESTIVAL 2008 - OFFICIAL SELECTION MEDIMED 2008 - OFFICIAL SELECTION CineFiesta Potsdam 2008 - OFFICIAL SELECTION Filmfestival Münster 2007 - OFFICIAL SELECTION Exground Filmfest 2007.   70 years after the ...

Women for Justice - A story about the power of solidarity.

FINALIST Ekurhuleni International Film Festival 2016 - OFFICIAL SELECTION CinéWomen Biennial 2015 - OFFICIAL SELECTION CIFFI International Colour Film Festival of India 2015 - OFFICIAL SELECTION Auroville Film Festival 2015 - OFFICIAL SELECTION "Justice for All" International Crime and Punishment Film Festival 2015 - OFFICIAL SELECTION MEDIMED - Nomads of Documentary 2015 - OFFICIAL SE ...

Bilal by Ayman Jamal - Animaze Daze in Cannes Winner "Best Inspiring Animation"

    PAB the Artist who designed the original prize "Best Inspiring Movie" Yonathan Parienti CEO of Horyou.com who remitted the prize to Ayman Jamal. The Panel on Animation that matters earlier in the afternoon Jürgen Biesinger, Managing Director, Executive Producer European Film Awards with Marion Doering EFA Director with Bruno Chatelin former Member of the Board. Congratulations to the team. window.NREUM||(NREUM={});NREUM.i...

Partners supporting Animation Day in Cannes

FOUNDING PARTNERS   Filmfestivals.com Animazefestival.com Musivision Films INSTITUTIONAL PARTNERS   SACD  Société des Auteurs Compositeurs Dramatiques  www.sacd.fr AQA Alliance Quebec Animation NEF Animation http://nefanimation.fr/anglais/ NEF Animation is a francophone plateform for professionals dedicated to the writing of and about animated film. MEDIA PARTNERS    www.awn.com Animation Worl...

Bilal selected to play at Moscow Film Festival, out of competition

 JURY   IVAYLO HRISTOV (December 10, 1955,Sofia, Bulgaria) Graduated from the department of acting at the National Academy for Theatre and Film Arts NATFIZ. Worked at the Sliven drama theatre “Stefan Kirov”. Since 1985 worked as an actor at the Theatre of Bulgarian Army in Sofia. He has more than 50 roles in theatre, and more than twenty in feature films to his credit, directed stage productions “Accidental Death of an Anarchist”, “Sex & ...

Animated epic "Bilal - A New Breed of Hero" premieres at Cannes Market

Review by Moira Sullivan Bilal learns that bravery is in the mind not the weapon. Courtesy of Barajoun Entertainment, used with permission   Bilal - A New Breed of Hero By Moira Sullivan San Francisco Examiner.com May 16, 2016 The world premiere of “Bilal”, an animated historical epic premiered at the Cannes Film Festival Market May 14, ...

“Bilal” - Legend of an Arabic Hero Animated Feature Film Review

Review by Lia Fietz Dubai’s debut animated feature tells the captivating tale of Bilal, a young boy forced into slavery, but who dreams of throwing off his chains and becoming a great warrior. “Bilal” will receive the Animation That Matters award in Cannes May 18 and had it’s market premiere at the 69th Festival de Cannes yesterday, May 14, 2016. The film is based on the life of the historical figure Bilal Ibn Rabah, an African slave who became one of the ea...

'Bilal: A New Breed of Hero'

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Review by Sharon Abella 'Bilal,' is set to be the opening film at this years Cannes Film Festival 'Animation Day' on May 14, 2016. 'Bilal,' Directed by Khurram H. Alavi, and Co-Directed by Ayman Jamal, is inspired by the real life story of historical figure, Bilal Ibn Rabah (580-640 AD), and his struggle for equality and freedom. Bilal's life teaches humanity, the importance of racial equality, to stand together as one, with...

Review: "Bilal" by Ayman Jamal a promising start for UAE animation

Review by Tom Llewelin Directors: Khurram H Alavi, Ayman Jamal Writer: Ayman Jamal Production company: Barajoun Entertainment United Arab Emirates, 109 mins Bilal is the debut of Dubai-based Barajoun Entertainment, and the first animated feature film to come out of the United Arab Emirates. In a mythical desert kingdom rendered in careful detail, a young slave strives for freedom. With spectacular set pieces and a sweeping scope, Bilalstarts off on the ri...

Bilal: Animation Feature from the UAE at Cannes 2016 (Review)

Review  by Martin Petrov   A seemingly conventional story for the eternal battle between good and bad transforms an ancient myth into an epic animation that can move both younger and older audiences.    Bilal is the story of a young slave who becomes the symbol of equality and freedom for his people, by turning against the tyrannic ruling of the wealthy and powerful and adopting a new faith. Originally inspired by one of the most widely known myths in Islam cultu...

Pixel-Perfect BILAL Takes Screen at Cannes 69th & Took a Few Years, 22 Countries to Create

Review by Quendrith Johnson, Los Angeles Correspondent One of the most interesting aspects of movie reviewing is looking behind the screen at the provenance of a project, and with Dubai’s first ever CGI animation, BILAL, the story behind this 1400-year-old animation saga is truly gripping. Cannes 69th Film Festival is the perfect venue for this, where it will screen shortly. The cast includes excellent actors Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje (who played the yacht assassination tar...

Bilal--A New Breed of Hero, Review: Idol greed v/s rebel breed

Review by Siraj Syed Bilal--A New Breed of Hero, Review: Idol greed v/s rebel breed Here’s the first animation feature film coming out from the middle-east, and it makes you wonder what took them so long. It’s a new, breakthrough breed, and may the genre prosper! A thousand and four hundred years ago, a slave boy, Bilal bin Rabah, dreamt of becoming a great warrior. Instead, he found himself and his sister working for a wealthy merchant, in a land far away from home. T...

Bilal gives a voice to animation film and creates a legacy

Review by Laurie Gordon Animaze Festival Bilal is riding on a wave of it's own momentum moving through time space continuum. The phenomenal buzz around Cannes and the world is true. The feature animation film does not disappoint. Artistically driven and clearly created through belief and passion director producer Ayman Jamal delivers. Bilal is set to leave future generation an animation legacy telling stories of long ago and faraway lands which unites us all even today. The theme of v...

Etihiad invite Nicole Kidman dans son film en VR Reimagine

Etihad Airways a diffusé son film en réalité virtuelle à 360 degrés, très attendu, mettant en vedette l'actrice oscarisée Nicole Kidman. C'est la première fois qu'un acteur hollywoodien joue dans un film de réalité virtuelle immersive.   La séquence de cinq minutes, intitulée 'Reimagine', est une action majeure pour l'innovante compagnie aérienne nationale des Emirats Arabe...

The 37th Durban International Film Festival has announced its programme

The 37th Durban International Film Festival has announced its programme, offering another exciting edition of the continent’s leading showcase of independent African and international film. It will take place at 15 venues across the city and its outlying areas from 16-26 June. In an exciting new move, the festival has added a number of new venues to further increase the footprint of the festival into areas that don’t usually have access to formal cinemas. The festival has also inc...

Cannes: Documentaries in Focus A triple play from Greece, Japan and India

Alex Deleon <filmfestivals.com> The first few days of the festival, oddly enough, I started my viewing lineup with three Market documentaries. Normally one needs a special black badge to get into market screenings in the Grand Palais but there are numerous other market screenings in hotels and other locations around town where my yellow Press badge was good enough, or pure happenstance -- being at the right place at the right time did the trick.   On my first working day I wand...

Cannes Reviews: Huppert and Verhoeven at Peak of Perversity in ELLE

by Alex Deleon <film festivals.com> It's been a while since we have seen the work of Dutchman Paul  Verhoeven, now 77, the author of Basic Instinct and Total Recall. His last film, Black Book (Zwarte Boek ) 2006, was a return home to The Netherlands after a 20 year hiatus in Hollywood. Zwarte Boek, a WWII Jewish resistance thriller starring Carice van Houten was recognized in Holland not only as a glorious homecoming for Verhoeven but was also voted The Best Dutch Film of All T...

Strong Coverage on Animation Day in Cannes

Very nice 5 minutes video interview on aljazeera TV mentionning the key films in our selection, Bilal, Apes, Shonku Diaries, East End, Maskman   ...

Bilal big on Al Jazeera

Al Jazeera flew in to interview Ayman Jamal for Bilal. Check the full video interview ...

Cannes winners shot on Kodak35mm

Film is back and the superior artistry of shooting on real film became clear once again at the 2016 Cannes Film Festival, which closed Sunday, with four of the top prizes and two La Semaine de la Critique awards presented to official selections shot on Kodak film.   Taking home the coveted Palme d’Or was I, Daniel Blake (Director Ken Loach / DP Robbie Ryan), shot on Kodak 35mm. The Grand Prix award was taken home by Juste la Fin du Monde (It’s Only the End of the World), ...
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