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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...

$ 5,000 from Luxor African Film Festival to develop new African films

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The ETISAL Fund Management has announced the details of STEP Program to support African feature films specially the first or second features by a director. Submitted to this competition were 14 different projects from 8 African countries: Namibia, Rwanda, Ivory Coast, Madagascar, Egypt, Ethiopia, Morocco and Nigeria. The jury has decided to support 5 projects in the development workshop with French expert Isabelle Fauvel for two weeks starting from March 1. These projects are: 1. "Nine...

PRICE OF LOVE - Ethiopian Film Premiering At International Film Festivals

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PRICE OF LOVE A Film By Hermon Hailay Set To Make It’s World Premiere in Competition In FESPACO, Burkina Faso, February 28-March 7 (Hermon is One of Only 3 Female Directors In Competition out of 20) Followed By European Premiere In Competition At Films de Femmes, Paris, March 13-22   PRICE OF LOVE, the third feature from leading Ethiopian director Hermon Hailay, produced by Max Conil, will make its World Premiere in competition at the Panafrican Film and T...

Pseudonym in competition at Fantasporto

A NEW FANTASPORTO IN CONSTANT CELEBRATION Oporto, capital of the North of Portugal, over the Douro River and “Best European Destination” 2013 and 2014, welcomes the 35th edition of Fantasporto, Oporto International Film Festival., one of the most prestigious festivals in the world. More than 10 days dedicated to celebrate the film industry and where producers, directors , actors, other film professionals and a great number of film fans are welcomed to a program with all genres, w...

Pseudonym selected as North America Premiere at Houston Worldfest

Coming this April... The 48th WorldFest-Houston International Film Festival. Its the 48th annual event of WorldFest-Houston, and this year is packed with 10 Great Days of 50 award-winning Indie Films, 111 great Short Films, and 550 Indie filmmakers from around the globe. Come see the rising stars of film from the festival that discovered Spielberg, George Lucas, Ang Lee, Francis Ford Coppola, Randal Kleiser, Oliver Stone, John Lee Hancock, The Coen Bros and hund...

Rooted in Peace: The Production Notes

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Sales (North America) Rick Rosenthal  I  Publicity: Britta Reitman   I   Festivals Worldwide Requests please Contact: Bruno Chatelin Download The FULL Production Notes ROOTED IN PEACE Publicity Materials are available at: www.rootedinpeacefilm.com Running Time: 97 minutes   Short Synopsis Hollywood’s award-winning green filmmaker, Greg Reitman, takes us on a cinematic journey to take notice, stop the cycle of violence, and se...

Rooted in Peace Trailer

ROOTED in PEACE challenges viewers to examine their values as Americans and human beings. Today we are at war within ourselves, with our environment, and with the world. Director and award-winning filmmaker Greg Reitman invites viewers on a film journey to take notice of the world we live in, proactively seek ways to find personal and ecological peace, and stop the cycle of violence. The film relies not only on memoir, but also interviews with such luminaries and activists as Deepak Chopra...

Rooted in Peace by Greg Reitman has its world premiere at Sedona International Film Festival

Showing the BEST in independent film from around the world: February 21 - March 1, 2015.  ROOTED IN PEACE SCREENINGS AT THE 2015 SEDONA FILM FESTIVAL Rooted in Peace will have its World Premiere: Tuesday, Feb. 24 at 9:10am - The Harkins Theatre, Sedona, AZ Friday, February 27th at 3:00pm – Mary D Fisher Theatre, Sedona, AZ From features to shorts, documentaries to animation and foreign films to student films, you will be treated to a cinephile’s dream ... NI...

Women making film is a radical act, Panels and networking during Berlinale

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Large Turn-out for the "Get NetWorked Up" Symposium about Women in the Film Industry and Their Networks at the Berlin International Film Festival 2015.   Just three of the 23 films at this year's film competition in Berlin were made by women film directors, that's 13%. Speaking in his opening address at the "Get NetWorked Up" event on 12 February 2015, Dr Ralf Kleindiek – State Secretary at the Federal Ministry for Family Affairs, Senior Citizens, Women a...

Edge Entertainment secures Sundance Winner

  Edge Entertainment returns from the EFM in Berlin with a new acquisition, the Grand Jury Prize winner The Wolfpack. The Wolfpack (Magnolia Pictures International) directed by Crystal Moselle follows the Angulo brothers who have lived locked away from society in an apartment on Manhattan, creating elaborate sets and props inspired by their favorite films. The Wolfpack won the Grand Jury Prize in the US Documentary Section at Sundance 2015. Edge has acquired The Wolfpack for Scandina...

Treasures of European Film Culture

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First places listed are in memory of Bergman, Eisenstein, Guerra and the Lumière brothers We proudly present a new initiative: TREASURES OF EUROPEAN FILM CULTURE, a list of places of a symbolic nature for European cinema, places of historical value that need to be maintained and protected not just now but also for generations to come. The initiative was inspired by an idea of EFA Members Naum Kleiman and Ulrich & Erika Gregor. Film historian and former director of t...

Carte Blanche 2015: spotlight on Israel

  © Festival del film Locarno The fifth edition of Carte Blanche, the Festival del film Locarno’s initiative dedicated to films in post-production, this year turns the spotlight on Israel. The films that will be selected will have the chance to be presented to the professionals attending Locarno during the Industry Days. Thanks to a partnership with the Israel Film Fund, which coordinates the Israeli works in progress of the initiative, Carte Blanche will select 5 to 7 fi...

New York: Wild Film Festival 2015

Celebrating wilderness and adventure, the festival was staged for a packed audience in the New York’s Explorers Club from January 29 – 31, selecting 21 award winning productions and finalists originating in 27 countries from more than 200 submissions. As the Polar Film Festival held in the same venue last November, the films chosen were characterized by outstanding cinematography and had a clear tendency towards action oriented advocacy documentaries. Introductions to the film...

Human Rights Watch Film Festival Delivers Empowering Works from Global Voices to Toronto Audiences

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Lineup includes films from established and emerging directors including Joshua Oppenheimer, Wim Wenders, Patricio Henriquez and Hajooj Kuka   TORONTO — TIFF and Human Rights Watch co-present the 12th annual Human Rights Watch Film Festival in Toronto, with a powerful lineup of eight films that recount extraordinary stories of struggle, survival and hope. Showcasing cinema at the forefront of the human rights movement, the festival aims to draw attention to human rights violations...

EIFF announces the retrospective films

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EIFF today announced that the main 2015 retrospective is "LITTLE BIG SCREEN", which will offer a rare opportunity to see some of the finest American TV movies from the 1960's and 70's.   The retrospective will include screenings of films by some of Hollywood’s biggest directors including Steven Spielberg (DUEL), Michael Mann (THE JERICHO MILE), Tobe Hooper (SALEMS LOT), and Sam Peckinpah (NOON WINE).   Niall Greig Fulton, EIFF Senior Programmer said "Wi...

The Bagri Foundation will host its first World Cinema Club of 2015

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The Bagri Foundation will host its first World Cinema Club of 2015 at Asia House on Tuesday 17th March 2015 from 6.45-8pm, which you may be interested in attending.    The aim of the club is to promote a deeper engagement with films from around the planet at meetings that are engaging, informative and enjoyable. This session turns its attention to Indian Cinema with a talk by the respected film expert, Sangeeta Datta.   Accompanied ...

CITIZENFOUR by Oscar® nominee Laura Poitras debuts feb 23 on HBO

        The acclaimed documentary CITIZENFOUR, one of the most talked-about films of 2014, will debut MONDAY, FEB. 23 (9:00-11:00 p.m. ET/PT), exclusively on HBO.    Other HBO playdates: Feb. 23 (5:00 a.m.) and 27 (6:00 p.m.), and March 1 (4:10 p.m., 3:15 a.m.), 3 (11:30 p.m.) and 12 (7:00 p.m., 4:05 a.m.)    HBO2 playdates: Feb. 25 (4:25 p.m.) and 28 (7:15 a.m., 10:15 p.m.), and March 6 (11:25 a.m., 8:00 p.m.), 9 (2:00 p.m., 12:45 a.m.), 18 (3:2...

Perspektive Deutsches Kino: Anatol Schuster’s Ein idealer Ort Wins the “FGYO-Award Dialogue en perspective”

  Today, on Saturday, February 14 at the 65th Berlinale, a young French-German jury announced the winner of the “FGYO-Award Dialogue en perspective” at the award ceremony of the independent juries. This year it went to Anatol Schuster’s film Ein idealer Ort (A Perfect Place). The award, which is endowed with EUR 5,000, was initiated in 2004 by the French-German Youth Office (FGYO), an official partner of the Berlinale, and the Berlin International Film Festival. For th...

Le MIAFF! @ Berlin 2015 line up premiere animation & Cinderella! Disney animation adaptation to live film

Our programmers spent a while week in Berlin seeking original animation films  from all around the world to grace the screens at le MIAFF! Montreal April 16-19th 2015. Programming details to  be announced on our website http://www.lemiaff.com At Berlin this year 2D to 3D were well represented at the market.  Interactive, Graphic novels and experimental to children's programming - the palette of animation on display at  EFM was colorful and inspiring.   Rep...

VIDEO:The Memory of Justice | Panel Discussion | Berlinale 2015

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Panel discussion on "The Memory of Justice" by Marcel Ophüls at Haus der Berliner Festspiele Hamilton Fish (Producer) Marcel Ophüls (Director) Margaret Bodde (The Film Foundation) Moderation: Sandra Schulberg ...

Video moments with Queen of the Desert, Nicole Kidman, James Franco, and Damian Lewis Belinale 2015

Nicole Kidman © Gerhard Kassner / Berlinale ...

VIDEO Highlights from the Press Conference for "Cinderella" by Kenneth Brannagh at the 65th Berlinale

Cate Blanchett © Gerhard Kassner / Berlinale David Barron (Producer) Helena Bonham Carter (Actress) Richard Madden (Actor) Lily James (Actor) Kenneth Branagh (Director) Cate Blanchett (Actress) Stellan Skarsgård (Cast) Allison Shearmur (Producer) Sandy Powell (Costume Design) Moderation: Anatol Weber ...

Free Women in Horror Month Screening of 'Dys-'!

  Ottawa's Cellar Door Film Festival celebrates Women in Horror Month with a special Friday the 13th screening of Dys-. Dys-, directed by Montreal's Maude Michaud, is the first Audience Award winner for Best Feature Film at the Cellar Door Film Festival and CDFF can't wait to hit audiences with a second shot of Michaud's bold, raw vision. The film screened to an engaged audience back when Michaud joined the festival for its inaugural edition in 2014.   The feature ...

Berlinale 2015: Body (review)

Body, dir. Malgorzata Szumowska, Poland, Berlinale 2015 - Competition  by Martin I. Petrov In a visionary, humorous wander though the life of (not that much) ordinary people in the polish capital Warsaw, Malgorzata Szumowska’s Body aims to go far under the skin and explore incentives, find answers and criticise bits of our parallel realities.  A father living with his anorexic daughter Olga, after the death of his wife, is trapped between the cruelty he has to face...
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