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Edinburgh FF 2015: The Legend of Barney Thomson (Review)

  Barney is a humble mid-aged barber living in a quiet Glasgow neighbourhood. Day by day his life becomes more and more meaningless. Until the pair of scissors that’s become an extension to his hand, accidentally becomes a weapon that transforms him into the man everyone is looking for.  Based on Douglas Lindsay’s The long midnight of Barney Thomson, actor Robert Carlyle’s directorial debut is hilarious, amusing and utterly Scottish. Barney Thomson (Carlyle) cuts ...

"Fun Brotherly Journey...affable hybrd"...Bastards y Diablos at LA fest

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"An affable hybrid of fictional and real life components, 'Bastards y Diablos'...bears the ring of spontaneous, specific experience...The film does a nice job of showing Colombia’s abundant beauty, while recognizing a number of social uglies as well." Bob Strauss, LA Daily News   BASTARDS Y DIABLOS ...

Ash Brannon Writes and Directs US/China Co-Production Animation Film ROCK DOG (2015)

Actor EDDIE IZZARD (Boychoir, Valkyrie, Ocean’s Thirteen and Ocean’s Twelve), one of the leading voices of ROCK DOG, accompanied Academy® Award nominated writer-director ASH BRANNON (Surf’s Up, Toy Story 2) in Cannes to promote their new animated film ROCK DOG (2015). Film Origin: US/China Language: English Genre: Animation Running Time: 82 minutes Director: Ash Brannon Writer(s): Ash Brannon / Kurt Voelker Producers: Amber Wang, David B. Miller, Lou Rui Executive Pro...

Ash Brannon Writes and Directs China-US Co-Production Animation Film ROCK DOG (2015)

Actor EDDIE IZZARD (Boychoir, Valkyrie, Ocean’s Thirteen and Ocean’s Twelve), one of the leading voices of ROCK DOG, accompanied Academy® Award nominated writer-director ASH BRANNON (Surf’s Up, Toy Story 2) in Cannes to promote their new animated film ROCK DOG (2015). Film Origin: US/China Language: English Genre: Animation Running Time: 82 minutes Director: Ash Brannon Writer(s): Ash Brannon / Kurt Voelker Producers: Amber Wang, David B. Miller, Lou Rui Executive Pro...

Film Independent announced the 10 projects selected for the 13th annual Fast Track film financing market.

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Today Film Independent announced the 10 projects selected for the 13th annual Fast Track film financing market. Held during the Los Angeles Film Festival, Fast Track is designed to help producer-director teams “fast track” their projects forward through sixty meetings with top industry executives--financiers, agents, managers, distributors, granting organizations, and production companies. During three days of intensive meetings, participants gain valuable exposure and build vital re...

“Canadian Pakistani Music Videos (Pakistani Movie Edit)” Now Released

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“Canadian Pakistani Music Videos (Pakistani Movie Edit)” A New Addition to Pakistani Film, Music and Television Industry, now released in the USA  followed by new American-Canadian Movie and Music Album Releases.     OFFICIAL PRESS RELEASE:   http://www.wiredprnews.com/2015/06/15/canadian-pakistani-music-videos-pakistani-movie-edit-now-released_20150615312907.html   Official IMDB LISTING:   www.imdb.com/title/tt4713...

Watch online at MyHomeFestival

An entire programme of films to watch online! MyHomeFestival is a selection of films, accessible online and free of charge, for anyone and everyone, with or without accreditation and present at the Festival or not! Annecy hopes this will promote animation with a wider audience, letting as many people as possible take a look at the films broadcasted. Check out the MyHomeFestival 2015 programme: All the commissioned films in competition at Annecy 2015; A selection...

12 finalist projects selected for Open Doors 2015

    © Festival del film Locarno The Festival del film Locarno’s Co-production Lab Open Doors is dedicated this year to four countries from the Maghreb: Algeria, Libya, Morocco and Tunisia. 12 projects will be brought to Locarno by their directors and producers to present them to potential partners. With the support of the Swiss Foreign Ministry’s Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC), Open Doors aims to support and highlight filmmakers from a region in...

APSA screening at UNESCO Headquarters in Paris

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The 8th Asia Pacific Screen Awards (APSA) 2014 UNESCO Award winning film, Memories on Stone (Bîranînên Li Ser Kevirî) from Iraqi Kurdistan/Germany was screened before an international audience in the main auditorium at the world headquarters of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) in Paris on June 10.   This unprecedented cinematic event further strengthens the longstanding relationship between APSA and UNESCO and their shar...

Ukrainian cinema slowly approaches break even, despite turmoil

Ukrainian Movies Box Office In 2014-2015 Disregarding all the political and military events Ukrainian cinema slowly approaches the point of breaking even. There were several releases in both 2014 and 2015 made with Ukrainian co-finance which paid off and generated some profit. In the last year that was Love in a big city 3 (Кохання у великому місті 3), co-produced with Russia, and a feature documentary Maidan (Майдан), co-produced with the Netherlands. The former g...

Edinburgh FF 2015 opens on Wednesday

The 69th Edinburgh International Film Festival opens this Wednesday with Robert Carlyle's The legend of Barney Thomson.  Based on the book “The Long Midnight of Barney Thomson” by Douglas Lindsay, the film is a dark comedy that tells the story of Barney (Carlyle), an awkward barber who inadvertently stumbles into serial murder, with both absurd and macabre consequences.  The opening ceremony of the 69th Edinburgh Film Festival will be held in attendance of names fro...

Support our friend Dan Mirvish and his next film: Bernard and Huey the Movie.

          I wanted to tell you about my new upcoming film, Bernard and Huey, written by legendary Pulitzer/Oscar/Obie winning cartoonist and screenwriter, Jules Feiffer. The Kickstarter campaign JUST LAUNCHED, so make sure to check it out here for more information. The film was also announced in The Hollywood Reporter so feel free to check it out there as well. Also, please watch the fun video below to see Jules and I explain our epic search for this lost classic....

Trailer for The Babushkas of Chernobyl

Documentary Competition Ukrainian, English (2015 , 72 min.) Directed by: Holly Morris, Anne Bogart Screenwriter:  Producers: Holly Morris, Anne Bogart Cinematographer: Japhet Weeks Editor: Richard Howard, Mary Manhardt, Michael Taylor Music: Rob Teehan Cast: Valentyna Sochenok, Hanna Zavorotnya, Maria Shovkuta For nearly 30 years a community of unlikely heroines have lived in Chernobyl’s post-nuclear disaster “dead zone.&rdq...

FRANK AND CINDY, an LA Film Festival premiere starring Rene Russo and Oliver Platt

FRANK AND CINDY, an LA Film Festival premiere starring Rene Russo and Oliver Platt. Directed by G.J. Echternkamp, the film costars Jane Levy, Jonny Simmons and Marc Maron.  See the link for clip below:    Frank and Cindy Dropbox Link    In the film, Russo and Platt star in a fictionalized account of the life of 80’s one-hit wonder Frank Garcia and his eccentric wife Cindy Brown. Their real-life story was also documented by their son G.J. Echterncamp, who dire...

World Premiere of A GIRL LIKE GRACE at the 2015 Los Angeles Film Festival in the Zeitgeist Section

A GIRL LIKE GRACE is a story of a 17-year-old female growing up in a small, Southern community where notions of femininity, sexual identity and survival are starkly at odds. Grace (Ryan Destiny), high school senior, is mourning the suicide of her best friend, Andrea (Paige Hurd). Grace’s single mom, Lisa (Garcelle Beauvais), is too preoccupied with her own troubles to be the support her daughter needs. So when the bullies (led by Raven-Symone') make Grace the focus of their attacks, ...

World Premiere of WEEPAH WAY FOR NOW at the 2015 Los Angeles Film Festival in the L.A. Muse Section

LA Muse /  English (2014 , 90 min.) Directed by: Stephen Pierce Ringer Screenwriter: Stephen Pierce Ringer Producers: Aly Michalka, AJ Michalka, Stephen Pierce Ringer, Kerry Barden Cinematographer: Stephen Pierce Ringer Editor: Stephen Pierce Ringer Music: Michael Einziger Cast:  Aly Michalka, AJ Michalka, Mimi Rogers, Dan Byrd, Amanda Crew, Madeline Zima, Liam Aiken, Jon Heder, Tyler Labine, Gil Bellows, Ryan Donowho, Gale Harold,...

A Beautiful Now screens at LA Fest

  (WRITER/DIRECTOR/PRODUCER Daniela Amavia PRODUCERS Keith Kjarval, Lynn Kressel) – A group of five friends reunite for one night to save the woman, Romy (Abigail Spencer), at the center of their former circle. As the night progresses they struggle with their past relationships and finally truths are revealed as Romy, who has barricaded herself in the bathroom, tries to put the pieces of her life back together. This thrilling journey into the mind of a woman teetering on the edge of ...

Short Film CRAFTED will have a World Premiere at LA Fest

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CRAFTED is a new documentary short film directed and produced by Academy Award®-nominated Morgan Spurlock. CRAFTED travels the world and explores the lives of three modern artisans: the Chefs behind Bar Tartine (San Francisco, Calif.), Bloodroot Blades (Georgia), and Nagatani-en (Iga, Japan). CRAFTED captures remarkable artisans who have mastered their trades. Through these documentary subjects, Spurlock explores how modern cultural influences and technology have allow...

LA Fest has OUT OF MY HAND as North American Premiere US Fiction Competition

Directed by: Takeshi Fukunaga Screenwriter: Takeshi Fukunaga, Donari Braxton Cinematographer: Ryo Murakami, Owen Donovan Editor: Eugene Yi, Takeshi Fukunaga Music: Tyondai Braxton Cast: Bishop Blay, Zenobia Taylor, Duke Murphy Dennis, David Roberts, Shelley Molad Working as tree tapper on a rubber plantation in Liberia, West Africa, Cisco struggles to make a decent life for himself and his family. D...

Eli Roth will direct a Live Read of Fast Times at Ridgemont High to close LA Fest

Today the Los Angeles Film Festival announced a very special Closing Night. For the first time, the Festival will include a Live Read, a regular feature of Film Independent’s programming over the last four years.  For Closing Night, writer/director/producer/actor Eli Roth (Cabin Fever, Grindhouse, Hostel, Inglorious Basterds) will direct a Live Read of Fast Times at Ridgemont High. Follow @LAFilmFest on twitter for cast announcements. The film, which came out in 1982, was directed b...

The Overnight A film by Patrick Brice premieres at LA Fest

  Alex, Emily, and their son, RJ, have recently moved to Los Angeles’ Eastside from Seattle. Feeling lost in a new city, they are desperate to find their first new friends. After a chance meeting with Kurt at the neighborhood park, they gladly agree to join family pizza night at the home. But as it gets later and the kids go to bed, the family “playdate” becomes increasingly more revealing and bizarre as the couples begin to open up.  Writer/director Patrick Bri...

Best Actor and Best Actress Prizes

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Attention actors and actresses! This year's NYC Independent Film Festival prizes for best actor and best actress are sponsored by iActingStudios. Top prizes are exclusive iActing online classes available for unlimited subscription. To see more go to iactingstudios.com! ...

World Premiere debut at the LA FILM FESTIVAL for MAIKO- DANCING CHILD directed by Åse Svenheim Drivenes

MAIKO: DANCING CHILD  A FILM BY ÅSE SVENHEIM DRIVENES  THIS SUNDAY, JUNE 14th in Los Angeles   Maiko's destiny was decided before she was born. Her name Maiko means dancing child. Her mother, the driving force behind her career, sold their home to send 14-year-old Maiko to the most prestigious dancing schools in Europe. Maiko knew she couldn't return to Japan as a failure. Today she is 32 and on top of her career as a prima ballerina at the Norwegian National Bal...

Oriented by Director Jake Witzenfeld will premiere at LA Fest in Documentary Competition

  Oriented  Documentary Competition, Arabic, Hebrew, English, (2015 , 87 min. ) Directed by: Jake Witzenfeld Screenwriter:  Producers: Ruth Cats, Jake Witzenfeld Cinematographer: David Stragmeister, Omar Sawalha, Michael Miroshnik Editor: Nili Feller Music: Tamir Muskat, Zohar Barzilai Cast: Khader Abu Seif, Fadi Daeem, Naeem Jiryes In a place and time where conflict dictates everyda...
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