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Singapore International Film Festival Announces Unlucky Plaza as Opening Film, and Egyptian Ahmad Abdalla as Filmmaker in Focus

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The Singapore International Film Festival (SGIFF) announced that it has set Ken Kwek’s Unlucky Plaza (2014) as the film that will open the festival on 4 December 2014, a first for a Singaporean film. Unlucky Plaza is a story about one man's financial woes that spiral into a harrowing crisis. When he is further outdone by a financial scam, he takes a group of people hostage in a millionaire's bungalow and the crisis, captured on video, sparks an internation...

Camerimage Film Fest to present Emeric Pressburger and Michael Powell Retrospective

  Emeric Pressburger and Michael Powell CAMERIMAGE, the International Film Festival of the Art of Cinematography, reveled today that it will host a special retrospective of the films made by Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger, the famous filmmaking duo whose work has been great inspiration for many acclaimed artists of worldwide cinema. In celebration of their work, the festival will be joined by special guests: Michael Powell's wife and three-time Academy Award® winning editor...

What is ‘The Zero Theorem’? Eye-Popping Christoph Waltz, Tilda Swinton, Star & Helmer Terry Gilliam Roars

by Quendrith Johnson, Los Angeles Correspondent Yesterday Christoph Waltz, a two-time Oscar winner, turned 58; and it’s a high probability that no one at his party told him he has made the most important movie of his career in The Zero Theorem, but he did. Anything Tilda Swinton is in, is usually great, this being no exception. Call it a Terry Gilliam magnum opus, once in a lifetime movie that proves all the math on the greatness of Brazil’s promise, but with extra gears both in i...

Documentary Feature Films 2014 in competition in Mallorca

Documentary Feature Films 2014 in competition       Take me to the river Take me to the River, (USA) Spain Premier Documentary Feature...

Features in competition in Mallorca

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    Love Steaks Love Steaks, (Germany) Spain Premier Director: Jakob Lass TRT: 89min Language: German Subtitles: English Date &Time: YBD Synopsis: Luxury hotel. Luxury clientele. Irritable staff. A couple who might fall in love, or t...

November 2014 Acting Intensive Workshop

Anthony will work on scenes of your choice with the participants. It will be cold-reading, script in hand. Everyone will work. Anthony will also talk about the business of acting and audition technique. To see Anthony's lecture style  you can check out the videos on the BLOG. Also, anthonymeindl.com has a ton of info on his approach to acting. If you have additional questions please email: eric@anthonymeindl.com   The workshop language is english.   We enc...

“The Match” Lights a Fire at the Edmonton International Film Festival

For ages, people have asked the question: Is professional wrestling real? Well, if “real” refers to the place it holds in the hearts of devoted fans and the impact it has on their day-to-day lives, the answer is an unequivocal “Yes”. And after watching The Match, which picked up the Alberta Short Film Award for best documentary this week at the Edmonton International Film Festival, you too might be persuaded. Directed by Kurt Spenrath, The Match offers an insight...

"Wild”....Bring Tissues

“Wild,” based on the book and life of author, Cheryl Strayed, appropriately screened in the picturesque, mountainous surroundings at the Telluride Film Festival on Saturday, August 30th. The film helmed by “Dallas Buyers Club” director, Jean-Marc Vallée, stars Reese Witherspoon, and Laura Dern,  and as Jean-Marc shared, “tells the story through Cheryl’s point of view”. I thought I was the only one who was crying my eyes out ...

Other Worlds Austin Announces Centerpiece Film

Other Worlds Austin, Austin’s first and only festival dedicated to SciFi filmmaking, is proud to announce the Centerpiece Film for the festival which makes its debut December 4-6, 2014. Time Lapse, directed by Bradley King and written by King and BP Cooper, follows three roommates who discover a machine in a neighboring apartment that shoots out a Polaroid image from 24 hours into the future.  Exploiting this information for their personal gain, the friends find themselves caught in...

RIFF Film Concert SÓLSTAFIR with classic "The Raven Flies" in ReykJavik

    SÓLSTAFIR + THE RAVEN FLIES FILM CONCERT Oct 1st 19:30 – SILURIAN The Icelandic heavy-metal band Sólstafir perform their own compositions to accompany Icelandic cult Viking movie When The Raven Flies by director Hrafn Gunnlaugsson. The film celebrates its thirtieth anniversary this year. In the end of August Sólstafir released their new album Ótta and will be performing songs from the album combi...

SÓLSTAFIR + The Raven Flies Film and Music in ReykJavik

  SÓLSTAFIR + THE RAVEN FLIES FILM CONCERT Oct 1st 19:30 – SILURIAN   The Icelandic heavy-metal band Sólstafir perform their own compositions to accompany Icelandic cult Viking movie When The Raven Flies by director Hrafn Gunnlaugsson. The film celebrates its thirtieth anniversary this year. In the end of August Sólstafir released their new album Ótta and will be performing songs from the album combined with older music ...

Hot Tub Cinema in Reykjavík

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HOT TUB CINEMA KL. 17:00 – 20:00 - SUNDLAUG KÓPAVOGS SWIMMING POOL CHARGE For an evening, the hot tubs in two swimming pools in the greater Reykjavík area are turned into cinemas. Soak your skin, feast your eyes on a mixture of Icelandic and international shorts and listen to filmmakers and other commentators discuss their art and philosophies.   ...

One minute films by children and a variety of films screened today in RIFF

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  Today at RIFF there will be plenty of things going on at RIFF. The fesitival has gone off to a great start !  Over 120 cars turned up to our drive in cinema on Friday and a lot of buzz has been generated around our guest of honour, Ruben Östlund whose mastarclass yesterday was packed with people.  Today we would like to highlight the one -minute films by children shown at the Nordic house at 2 p.m...

Selection of films for your festival consideration

                                       Follow us on these other social networks                   Filmfestivals.com was established in 1995, over the years we became the premier link between film and festivals with 5000 festivals listed, over 22 000 festival organizers contacts in our database,  75 000 articles... We are ha...

What is ISIS? Legacy on Fire: Attorney Vincent Bugliosi Wants You to See His Documentary

by Quendrith Johnson, Los Angeles Correspondent   We’ve seen the beheadings, most recently of the French hostage by ISIS, and now with planes in the air, the why’s, what’s and how’s seem moot in comparison to the spectacle of torture videos, brazen threats against the West, and general fear-mongering. But Vincent Bugliosi, whose documentary The Prosecution of an American President will be out on Oct. 7,  is not afraid to ask the tough questions. This is a ...

Leah Meyerhoff: Interview for I believe in Unicorns

Leah Meyerhoff whose first debut I believe in Unicorns received its International premiere at the Edinburgh International Film Festival this June. is a New York based filmmaker. Her short films have won plenty awards and at various film festivals around the world. Her first feature film is a teenage love story between Divina, a girl who lives with her disabled single mother and Sterling, an older boy who takes her on an exciting and passionate journey to discover love and personal liberation.&nb...

RIFF presents the films in the New Visions category competing for the Golden Puffin

  RIFF presents the films in the New Visions category competing for the Golden Puffin Primary tabs   Twelve up and coming directors  present their first or second feature film and compete for our main prize, the Golden Puffin. These films, in the New Visions category at RIFF challenge cinematic conventions  and pave the road for tomorrow’s  cinema.     Villa Touma (Án lands, no country) Director: Suha Arraf   ...

Opening film at RIFF announced US film "Land Ho!"

  US film "Land Ho!" is the opening film at RIFF this year. It is is a tale of friendship and adventure that chronicles two older men attempting to recapture their youth while on a trip in Iceland. So far, Land Ho! has reviewed excellent reviews, garnering acclaim for its "feel-good nature" and "quirky comedy." The film is written by Martha Stephens and codirected with Aaron Katz.  "Land Ho!" originally made its debu...

The Captive by Atom Egoyan: Review

REVIEW: The captive by Atom Egoyan, Canada – 67e Festival De Cannes Competition The master of psychological thrillers Atom Egoyan returns to the Croisette with a rather stiffand mostly predictable story based on true events from his native Canada. The Captivetakes us to an undisturbed, rather boring small community living around theNiagara Falls. The idyllic atmosphere is smashed ina moment when the nine year oldCassandra disappears without any trace from the back seat of her father&rs...

Darker than midnight: Review

REVIEW:Darker than midnight (Piu buio di Mezzanotte)by Sebastiano Riso (Italy) – 67eFestival De Cannes / 53e Critic’s Week (La Semainede la Critique) Painfully tender and compassion-generating, Sebastiano Riso’s debutDarker than midnightpowerfully rips the emotional surface to reach thecore of sensitivity from its very first minute. The film depicts a short period in the early adolescence of Davide, a fourteen year old boywho is confronted with his sexuality for the firstti...

IFP Announces Its New Theatrical Platform “Screen Forward” and the First Five Films Opening Theatrically at the Made in NY Media

  by Erik Luers on September 18, 2014 Brooklyn, NY  (September 18, 2014) – The Independent Filmmaker Project (IFP) announced the first five projects to get weeklong theatrical runs at the state of the art Made In NY Media Center’s theater as part of the Screen Forward program. Starting October 17th, the program will give filmmakers in the process of self-distribution the unique opportunity to gain a much-coveted NYC theatrical week-run, with IFP...

7 films competing for the Grand Prix of CinEast film festival, Luxembourg

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    The complete programme as well as the films in competition at the 7th edition of CinEast (www.cineast.lu) - the Central and Eastern European Film Festival in Luxembourg – have been published today. Held from 9 to 26 October 2014 in a dozen venues in Luxembourg and other towns, the CinEast film festival will present around 100 screenings of 56 features and about 40 short films from 18 post-communist countries, as well as many accompanying events.   The films included...

Cambodian Supernatural drama, FREEDOM DEAL: "a strong, interesting story with good characters and excellent acting" - Hiway 61

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 The striking Cambodian supernatural historical drama, 'FREEDOM DEAL: The Story of Lucky', set in 1970 as the Vietnam War expanded across the border during Nixon's controversial 'Cambodian Incursion (a military operation that launched waves of protest from Kent State to Berkeley, USA), continues to generate interest across the USA and beyond: "a strong, interesting story with good characters and excellent acting, and the supernatural element was bizarre but just rig...

Reza Mirkarimi’s ‘‘TODAY’’, a TIFF premiere, will represent Iran for Oscar Race

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Reza Mirkarimi’s  ‘‘TODAY’’, which had its International premiere at TIFF/Toronto International Film Festival 2014, has been selected to represent Iran in the foreign-language Oscar race. The film’s selection was announced this Sunday by Iran’s Oscar selection committee.   The award-winning Iranian director Reza Mirkarimi was born in 1967 in Tehran. His first feature, ‘The Child and The Soldier’ won several awards including the ...

François Ozon returns to San Sebastian with a New Girl Friend

Two women, childhood friends. The two marry and one has a baby. Shortly afterwards, the mother falls seriously ill and makes her friend promise that she will take care of the baby and her husband. When she dies, the friend decides to visit the father and the baby, but a tremendous surprise awaits her.
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