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38th Asian American International Film Festival Awards

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By Maria Esteves – August 7, 2015 The 38th Asian American International Film Festival 2015 (AAIFF15) Closing Night Awards Ceremony hosted by executive director John Woo and festival director Judy Lei, Asian Cinevision, honoring the best independent cinema and emerging directors by Asian and Asian American descent was held at the Museum of Moving Images, Queens, New York, Saturday, August 1, 8:30pm. LIVE FROM UB received two awards including Emerging Director LAUREN KNAPP. AAIFF15 jurors i...

AMY to Become Biggest Ever British Documentary at the UK Box Office

Altitude Film Distribution’s AMY is poised to overtake director Asif Kapadia’s 2010 film SENNA to become the highest-grossing British documentary of all time, at the UK box office. With AMY currently sitting on £3.16million, SENNA’s lifetime box office total of £3.17million will undoubtedly be surpassed in the next 24 hours.   Following AMY’s July 3rd release, the documentary, about the late Amy Winehouse, received the biggest ever opening weekend for a...

Presentation of the fifth edition of ''Culinary Zinema: Film and gastronomy''

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The Basque Culinary Center, the San Sebastian Festival and the Berlin International Film Festival presented the programme of the “Culinary Zinema” section. The press conference was attended by Thomas Struck, Head of the “Culinary Cinema” section at the Berlin Festival, Joxe Mari Aizega, Director of the Basque Culinary Center, and José Luis Rebordinos, Director of the San Sebastian Film Festival. The five years of collaboration between the San Sebastian Festiva...

Official Selection at the 63rd edition of the San Sebastian Festival

Terence Davies, Lucile Hadzihalilovic, Mamoru Hosoda, Jean-Marie and Arnaud Larrieu, Philippe Lesage, Rúnar Rúnarsson, Levan Tutberidze and Ben Wheatley to compete in the Official Selection at the 63rd edition of the San Sebastian Festival Terence Davies, Lucile Hadzihalilovic, Mamoru Hosoda, Jean-Marie and Arnaud Larrieu, Philippe Lesage, Rúnar Rúnarsson, Levan Tutberidze and Ben Wheatley to compete in the Official Selection at the 63rd edition of the San Sebastian ...

16 projects in development from 17 countries will be presented at the IV Europe-Latin America Co-production Forum

The Forum will run on September 21, 22 and 23 at the 63rd edition of the San Sebastian Festival   Fifteen projects, the majority as yet unseen at international co-production gatherings, have been selected from among the total of 173 projects submitted from 21 countries. Furthermore, in the framework of the Festival’s collaboration with the Ibermedia Programme, one project, selected at the Workshop to develop film projects from Central America and the Caribbean, will participate in...

PUENTES – Europe: Latin America Producers Workshop in Locarno (August 6 – 10)

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Throughout the 6 years of its existence, PUENTES has become the most relevant and successful training programme for developing European-Latin American co-production. The programme will bring together fourteen producers and other professionals from Europe and Latin America to work on feature film projects in development. They will be working together throughout the year with leading experts from both continents on script development, pitching, co-production, financing, legal aspects, marketing...

Panel on the Visibility of Swiss Films on VOD Platforms August 8

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Horizontes de Eileen Hofer à Locarno

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  Horizontes de Eileen Hofer continue sa belle ascension en festival. Après avoir fait sa première mondiale à Visions du Réel et sa première internationale à Karlovy Vary Le documentaire sera projeté à Locarno (section Panorama Suisse) le vendredi 7 août à 11h au FEVI  Après sa première mondiale à Visions du Réel et sa première internationale à Karlovy Va...

Edward Norton opens Locarno 68th edition with the screening of Fight Club

    Edward Norton, the screening of Fight Club The 68th edition of the Festival del film Locarno will open with Edward Norton, who will introduce Fight Club at the Auditorium FEVI at 14.00, before receiving the Excellence Award Moët & Chandon on the Piazza Grande. As per tradition, the opening day will be characterized by a series of screenings in the sections Histoire(s) du cinéma, the Retrospettiva Sam Peckinpah and Open Doors. At 14.00, at the Audito...

Next generation of Iranian filmmakers at the 11th Zurich Film Festival, taking place September 24 – October 4.

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The 11th Zurich Film Festival welcomes the film producing country Iran as its guest country in the NEW WORLD VIEW section. The programme contains approximately a dozen new feature and documentary films from the latest generation of Iranian filmmakers.   The film producing country Iran has garnered international attention through the work of such masters of the medium as Abbas Kiarostami (Golden Palm in Cannes 1997 for TASTE OF CHERRY), Asghar Farhadi (Oscar 2011 for A SEPARATION) and Jafa...

Revolution will screen at Life Sciences Film Festival

The Life Sciences Film Festival (LSFF, 12–17 October, 2015), an international festival of documentary films on natural and agricultural sciences and sustainable development, has started accepting film entries! The LIFE SCIENCES FILM FESTIVAL was founded in 2010 on the basis of the initiative of former and current students of CULS in Prague, in reaction to the deficit in the presentation of audiovisual works focusing on natural and agricultural sciences.   The festival is parti...

Revolution selected at 8th Boston Green Fest this month

Do not miss the 8th Annual Boston GreenFest ! This is the region's largest multicultural environmental music festival. Boston GreenFest is a celebration of life and possibility, providing you with ideas and experiences that can shape your life and the life of your community. Our goal is to inform EVERYONE as to the many ways green living can make a positive impact on our world, city, neighborhoods and each of us. The three days have something of value for everyone - the fes...

Revolution to screen at American Conservation Film Festival

OCTOBER 23-25 & NOV 1, 2015   The American Conservation Film Festival is an annual event held in Shepherdstown, West Virginia, a vibrant arts community 70 miles west of the nation’s capital.  The ACFF features films from a diverse group of conservation filmmakers around the world. As part of our mission, the ACFF: Provides a venue for a diverse range of conservation films that rarely recei...

50 films lined up at the Milan Festival Internazionale del Cinema d'Arte

50 films in the final 21 Countries bring the world to the screen     Cifra tonda per la selezione del Festival Internazionale del Cinema d'Arte: sono 50 i film finalisti, provengono da 21 Nazioni! Il comitato di selezione li ha scelti tra le oltre 500 opere ricevute in concorso per la 14° edizione del Festival. ...

Nicolas Cage, Tom Sizemore.... and Director Mario Van Peebles wrapped production this week on USS Indianapolis: Men of Courage

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Academy Award® and Golden Globe® winner Nicolas Cage, Tom Sizemore, Thomas Jane, Matt Lanter, Brian Presley, Cody Walker and Director Mario Van Peebles wrapped production this week on USS Indianapolis: Men of Courage. The production left the entire cast and crew deeply touched by the men and the memory of the USS Indianapolis.   The film is inspired by the true events of the sinking of WWII’s USS Indianapolis and her brave crewmen. The original ...

Zurich Film Festival Announces First Gala Films

The Zurich Film Festival has revealed the first batch of galas! Details Below! Among them: KILL YOUR FRIENDS by Owen Harris; MISTRESS AMERICA by Noah Baumbach; the dramas MISS YOU ALREADY by Catherine Hardwicke, HIGH-RISE by Ben Wheatley and MON ROI by Maïwenn and the biopic thriller THE PROGRAM by Stephen Frears….   COMEDIC, DRAMATIC, BIOGRAPHIC  ZFF ANNOUNCES ITS FIRST GALA PREMIERES Zurich, August 4th, 2015     The 11th Zurich Film Festival ann...

International Cast Joins Jude Law And Diane Keaton In Paolo Sorrentino-Directed The Young Pope

Further details of the international cast of The Young Pope have been revealed following the announcement of two-time Academy Award® nominee Jude Law in the title role, and Academy Award®-winning female lead Diane Keaton.   Production on the series, which is a joint production of Sky, HBO and Canal +, began last week.  All eight episodes will be directed by Paolo Sorrentino, director of the Academy Award®-winning film “The Great Beauty” as well as ...

“We Come As Friends” -South Sudan / Oil and Natural Gas

In 2011, the majority of people living in South Sudan voted to secede, gaining independence from the predominantly Muslim population of Sudan, following traditional religions, Christianity, and Jesus Christ. In 2013, when the South Sudanese President, Salva Kiir Mayardit, fired his entire cabinet and his deputy president, confrontations with the former Civil War foe, Sudan, over oil and corruption ensued, violence between government troops and rebel factions broke out, hundreds of...

EFA acknowledges a Growing Number of Excellent Documentaries from Europe

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  Among the changes for this year's 28th European Film Awards is the introduction of an EFA Documentary Selection, a list of films recommended to the EFA Members for a nomination (in the past, the nominations were decided by a committee).  The change follows a decision by the EFA Board to “acknowledge the growing importance of European documentary cinema,” says Israeli producer Marek Rozenbaum, EFA Board Member on the documentary committee, “there is a g...

“He Named Me Malala” October 2015

    Take a first look at “He Named Me Malala,” a documentary about Nobel Peace Prize winner Malala Yousafzai’s life, story and personal journey as an education activist. Pledge to see the film in theaters this October at http://bit.ly/1IlDIMg Directed by acclaimed documentary filmmaker Davis Guggenheim (An Inconvenient Truth, Waiting for “Superman”), the film shows us how Malala, her father Zia, and her family, are committed to fighting for...

OPEN CALL FOR FILM and SCRIPT ENTRIES - Early Bird Deadline Expires July 31st...

OPEN CALL FOR FILM and SCRIPT ENTRIES   SR Socially Relevant Film (™) Festival New York (Rated SR) - 3rd edition March 14-20, 2016 SR Socially Relevant (™) Film Festival  New York, a new non-profit film festival, will have its 3rd edition in March 2016 at over 3 venues: The Tribeca Cinemas in Tribeca, The Maysles Cinema in Harlem and The School of Visual Arts SocDoc in Chelsea, with additional venues for special events. Founded by actor-filmmaker Nora Armani...

Line-up of the 15 projects selected for the 2015 European Gap-Financing Market

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The first edition met with considerable success and some of the titles presented last year have already had their world premiere at prestigious festivals. These positive results clearly indicate that the policy of the Venice Film Market and European Gap-Financing Market to help the completion of films, is evidently filling a void in the European film industry. As soon as a project shows a real potential for an audience, the increasing involvement of alternative international financing sources, s...

Special presentations at TIFF 40

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SPECIAL PRESENTATIONS Anomalisa Charlie Kaufman and Duke Johnson, USA Canadian Premiere A man struggles with his inability to connect with other people. Starring Jennifer Jason Leigh, Tom Noonan and David Thewlis. Beasts of No Nation Cary Fukunaga, USA/Ghana Canadian Premiere Based on the highly acclaimed novel, director Cary Fukunaga’s Beasts of No Nation brings to life the gripping tale of Agu (newcomer Abraham Attah), a child soldier torn from his family to fight in the civil war of an ...

TIFF treats Gala Screenings with Ridley Scott, Roland Emmerich, Stephen Frears...

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GALAS Beeba Boys Deepa Mehta, Canada World Premiere An adrenaline-charged violent Indo-Canadian gang war mixes guns, bhangra beats, bespoke suits, cocaine, and betrayal. Gang boss Jeet Johar and his loyal, young crew are audaciously taking over the Vancouver drug and arms scene from an old-style crime syndicate. Hearts are broken and family bonds shattered when the Beeba Boys (known as the "nice boys") do anything "to be seen and to be feared" — in a white world. . ...
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