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Summer Berlinale screenings under the Stars with Open-Air Cinema in Friedrichshain

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In summer, Berlin is a city of outdoor events. And this includes: the Summer Berlinale at the Open-Air Cinema in Friedrichshain. From July 24 to July 27, this summertime sequel of the Festival will give cineastes another chance to see audience favourites and winners from the Competition, Panorama, Forum, Perspektive Deutsches Kino and Berlinale Shorts – under the stars and before they are released to German cinemas.   Thursday, July 24, 2014: 9.30 pm   Symphony no.42 Directe...

Berlinale World Cinema Fund: Latest Funding Recommendations

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    At the 20th jury session of the World Cinema Fund (WCF), the jury recommended four new film projects for production funding and one work for distribution funding.   Since its establishment in October 2004, the WCF has awarded production and distribution funding to a total of 119 projects chosen from 2,261 submissions from Africa, Latin America, the Middle East, Central and Southeast Asia, and the Caucasus. All WCF-funded films produced to date have screened in cinemas and/...

Birdman by Alejandro G. Iñárritu selected to open the 71st Venice Film Festival

the film stars Michael Keaton, Zach Galifianakis, Edward Norton, Andrea Riseborough, Amy Ryan, Emma Stone and Naomi Watts, the world premiere will be screened on August 27th in the Sala Grande of the Palazzo del Cinema Birdman or The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance, directed by Alejandro G. Iñárritu (Amores Perros,21 Grams, Babel, Biutiful), starring Michael Keaton, has been selected as the opening film of the 71st Venice Film Festival (Augus...

Luc Besson’s Lucy to open the 67th edition of the Locarno Fest

Festival del film Locarno 6 – 16 | 8 | 2014 www.pardo.ch       Luc Besson's eagerly awaited film Lucy, starring Scarlett Johansson and Morgan Freeman, will open the 67° Festival del film Locarno on 6 August. The director will introduce the film on the Piazza Grande just ahead of the film's Swiss release. Lucy is produced by EuropaCorp and distr...

Who’s Betty Thomas? Michael Bay is #2, She is #98. Hello, Women Directors…

by Quendrith Johnson, Los Angeles Correspondent   On July 7, Michael Bay dot com congratulated its director with this header: “Michael Bay Milestone.” The text reads, “This past weekend Michael Bay became the second-highest-grossing director of all time. Congratulations Michael.”  The figures are from Box Office Mojo, an industry insider site, that ranked him as having grossed $2,078.2 M USD as a career benchmark, pushed up the ladder by the recent release ...

Wine Country Film Festival schedules ART + ECO Film Event around "Garden in The Sea on JULY 27th

  Special Event - ART + ECO  Reception, Dinner, Auction, Film & Discussion Sunday July 27th 5pm - 8:30pm (Click HERE for Tickets)              The 28th Wine Country Film Festival, following its successful LOVEFISH! film event,  has teamed up again with the Kenwood Restaurant and Bar in Kenwood for a special evening featuring a reception, auction, dinner and film. #### GARDEN IN THE SE...

Hard Day’s Night Comes Back Strong at 50 in July

by Quendrith Johnson, Los Angeles Correspondent   Friday night, July 4th, A Hard Day’s Night, the 50th Anniversary release of The Beatles' seminal adolescent experiment with cinema from 1964, began limited screenings in 100 theaters. It is another US British Invasion of sorts. For the rest of us, the DVD/Blu-Ray reissue hits shelves today, July 6. Director Richard Lester has said in retrospect that George Harrison was “the best actor;” Paul McCartney “tried ...

'MARACANÁ': The Football Legend' (2014) by Sebastián Bednarik

MARACANAZO: THE FOOTBALL LEGEND (MARACANÁ) They say that in Brazil the second most important thing to breathing is futebol (aka 'soccer'). 2014 sees the World Cup of soccer hosted in Brazil for the first time since 1950. It is easy to see by the contagious passion that all 32 competing teams display as they vie to the death in hopes of winning the cup, and the grand scale of work the Brazilians have put into pulling off a successful FIFA competition, just how important this spo...

Early Bird Deadline Approaches for Cellar Door Film Festival!

  Early Bird Deadline Approaches for Cellar Door Film Festival!   The Cellar Door Film Festival (CDFF) wants to remind filmmakers that the early bird deadline to submit for the inaugural edition of the festival is July 15th.  2014 promises to be a strong year for Ottawa's first festival of speculative cinema. The CDFF team is very excited by the range of local, national, and international films that have been submitted thus far, so it encourages prospective filmm...

'The Last Executioner' will be released in Thai Theatres,today

 ‘ THE LAST EXECUTIONER’   Wins Best Actor Prize at Shanghai International  Film Festival     ‘PETCHAKART’ ,‘THE LAST EXECUTIONER'’  probably the most awaited Thai film of the year, will have its  public release in Thailand ,today , and expectations  are running high ,after its recent  success at the Shanghai International Film Festival ,where the film  won the Best Actor Award for lead-actor &nbs...

“The Sun Can Blind” (O Sol Pode Cegar) @ 2014 Palm Springs International Shortfest

“The Sun Can Blind” (O Sol Pode Cegar) (Brazil) by writer/director Toti Loureiro screened at the 20th Palm Springs International Shortfest. Made on a shoestring budget, the film wowed audiences for its gritty realism and naked truth about hard social life in Brazil's metropolis Sao Paolo. Paulo is a Paulista (native of Sao Paulo) who begins an affair with his maid, Maria. The two of them begin to feel growing emotions for each other as their intimacy intensifies but when Paolo ...

Chaplin's The Tramp centennial to be celebrated at Film Fest Gent

Film Fest Gent (14 to 25 October) is celebrating the 100th anniversary of Charlie Chaplin’s the Tramp with exceptional screenings of two of the greatest classics of Charles Spencer Chaplin: The Circus and The Gold Rush. On 26 October, the festival will be getting an additional film music event toward its ending with a family concert of the silent film classic The Circus (1928). The film be screened with music composed by Chaplin, performed by a live orchestra led by Music Director Di...

1987 will open the 9th Possible Worlds U.S. & Canadian Film Festival

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  Hilarious coming-of-age comedy 1987 will open the 9th Possible Worlds U.S. & Canadian Film Festival at Event Cinemas on August 7th. The Festival showcases the best new independent cinema from Canada and the United States.   Presented by North American travel specialists, Cosmos Tours and run by non-profit The Festivalists, the festival brings 18 new feature films – 9 Canadian, 9 American - to Event Cinemas George Street, August 7th to 17th. Selected titles will also scre...

Help ban shark finning

Success! You've helped save sharks! Since Sharkwater's release in 2007, more than 120 million people have seen the film, at least 85 territories have banned shark finning, numerous sharks have made the endangered species list and shark fin imports to China have dropped 70%. Your support has made this happen! But now sharks need your help more than ever before. To finally stop the slaughter of sharks and the practice of finning, we need a worldwide ban on shark fins. You can change t...

10 Ways to Make Distributors Totally Hate Your Guts - by Elliott Grove

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We thought this was interesting! So we are sharing!     10 Ways to Make Distributors Totally Hate Your Guts by Elliot Grove   Here are 10 ways to really annoy distributors.   1) Make it nearly impossible for a distributor to see your film Let’s say a potential film buyer misses the one and only screening of&nbs...

Friday Harbor Film Festival will screen both Revolution and Sharkwater from Rob Stewart

2nd Annual Friday Harbor Film Festival, scheduled for November 7-8-9, 2014. will show both “The Revolution” and “Sharkwater” www.fhff.org. The Friday Harbor Film Festival happens annually on San Juan Island in Washington State and features documentary films that Entertain – Inspire – Enlighten us about the the people, cultures and environment that make up the area known as the Pacific Rim. Keep up-to-date about year-round events and plans for the 2014...

“VARIETY CRITICS’ CHOICE” Ten European directors present their films at Karlovy Vary

Representing a wide range of different countries, genres and styles, the “Variety Critics’ Choice: Europe Now!” programme will be screened at the Karlovy Vary International Film Festival on 6 and 7 July. In close cooperation with the festival and Variety, European Film Promotion (EFP) introduces a film selection of new, eclectic European films and their directors to the public, press and film industry. The line-up presents an exciting mixture of recent films, reviewed by ...

"The Palace That I Live In" at 2014 Palm Springs International Shortfest.

Last year at the end of February, Aimée-Lee Curran (director), Mark Sims (producer) and Lâle Teoman (writer/actress) set out to make a short film entitled "The Palace That I Live In". They raised the funds for the film via the crowd funding platform Pozible and short on a rural property in Bathurst, Australia over four days, with three actors, nine crew, six dogs and a mouse. The film will held its world premiere today June 21st as a part of the Dreamscapes program. Pa...

"The Moment"? Mix Jennifer Jason Leigh, Meat Loaf & Alia Shawkat - Credit Director Jane Weinstock

  by Quendrith Johnson, Los Angeles Correspondent   If you saw Margot at the Wedding (2007), you know Jennifer Jason Leigh has lately developed incredible charm and depth, but in director Jane Weinstock's new movie The Moment, she is outstanding. Her performance as Lee, the divorced war photographer who spirals into post-traumatic distress with psychotic aspects, is nothing short of clinically brilliant. When Leigh as Lee says "I can't trust what I am seeing," ...

Sundance Institute Expands Support to Writers and Creators of Series for TV and Online Platforms

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Sundance Institute announced a significant expansion of its renowned labs for independent artists to include dedicated support for writers and creators of series for television and online platforms. The first Sundance Institute Episodic Story Lab will be held in Fall 2014 at the Sundance Resort in Sundance, Utah. Building on the Institute’s 30-year legacy of developing new work from storytellers with distinctive and risk-taking stories, this new initiative addresses the need for more opportun...

12 Independent Films to Make Digital Debut via Sundance Institute’s Artist Services Program

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Sundance Institute today announced the 12 independent films that will make their digital debut this spring through a variety of platforms and storefronts, via the Institute’s Artist Services program, which provides artists supported by the Institute with exclusive opportunities for creative self-distribution, marketing and financing for their work. Titles began premiering today, and will roll out through June 3. For details visit sundance.org/nowplaying. Titles will be available on a vari...

Ida - Paweł Pawlikowski : A review

  Ida is a film that posits fundamental questions while seeking their answers prudently. The movie synthesised transformation schematics with a mystical tale of identity and confidence; this combination secured its triumph at this year’s Gdynia Film Festival. From a very early age, the title characterIda (Agata Trzebuchowska) lived in a monastery. Upon deciding to become a sister of mercy, she must first make the acquaintance of her only living relative before taking her vows. ...

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TV Films in Competition at Annecy 2014

     TV films in competition   Back Boa noite Martha "Tente de novo", "Ações em alta" Directed by: Vivian ALTMAN EBERHARD Country: Brazil Burka Avenger "Épisode n°01" ...

Sydney Film Festival and Adelaide Film Festival to stream online the World Premiere Australian film Fell

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The 61st Sydney Film Festival and Adelaide Film Festival announce a video-on-demand stream of the Australian feature film Fell direct from its World Premiere at Sydney Film Festival on Tuesday 10 June.   Sydney Film Festival and Adelaide Film Festival will break with tradition and stream online the World Premiere Australian film Fell over the same weekend that it premieres in Official Competition at the State Theatre in Sydney.   “Sydney Film Festival is pleased to offer audi...
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