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Summer Hill Goes to Havana and EFM

  3 Days In Havana| Leading Lady | Found in Time | Dutch Kills | Fat Boy Chronicles   3 Days In Havana "Some people would kill for three days in Havana" Jack Petty, an Insurance executive attending a convention in Cuba, has his world turned upside down when he gets caught up in an assassination plot. "...a buddy adventure movie in a city...

The Fried Fish from Iran

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An Iranian Animation “ THE FRIED FISH” directed by Leila Khalilzadeh and produced by Documentary and Experimental Film Center has been selected to be screened in the Generation Kplus competition of the 65th Berlin International Film Festival.   The festival will take place from 5th-15th February 2015.   International Sales and Distributor:  Documentary and Experimental Film Center (DEFC)  ...

New Films from Vision Films at EFM 2015

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Fortissimo Films has acquired international rights to Chloé Zhao’s powerful feature debut, SONGS MY BROTHERS TAUGHT ME.

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THE INTERNATIONAL SALES AGENT ADDS CHLOÉ ZHAO’S HOT TITLE TO ITS DYNAMIC EFM SLATE.  Fortissimo Films Chairman, Michael J. Werner, announced today that the company has acquired international rights to Chloé Zhao’s powerful feature debut, SONGS MY BROTHERS TAUGHT ME. The film, which premiered at Sundance earlier this week in the US Dramatic Competition section, has proven to be a hit with audiences and critics alike, opening to rave reviews and attracting the atte...

Chuck Norris vs. Communism at SUNDANCE

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The awards at the Sundance festival were presented on Sunday! A great moment for our 2013 participants, Ilinca Calugareanu and Mara Adina, the team behind the debut Chuck Norris vs. Communism, competing in the World Documentary section. After the Directing Award victory for The Machine Which Makes Everything Disappear, a DOK.Incubator film from 2012, expectations are high… The mesmerizing thriller tells the story of Romanian black-market VHS racketeer and a courageous female translator, ...

The Orchard acquired North American rights to Joe Swanberg's DIGGING FOR FIRE

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Film Made Its World Premiere at 2015 Sundance Film Festival     The Orchard announced that the company is acquiring North American rights to Joe Swanberg's DIGGING FOR FIRE. The film is co-written by Jake Johnson and Swanberg and it stars Jake Johnson, Rosemarie DeWitt, Orlando Bloom, Brie Larson, Sam Rockwell, Anna Kendrick and Mike Birbiglia. DIGGING FOR FIRE was produced by Swanberg, Alicia Van Couvering and Jake Johnson. The film had its world premiere at the ...

Magniolia Pictures picked worldwide rights forThe Wolfpack

  Park City, UT (January 29, 2014) - Magnolia Pictures announced today that it has acquired worldwide rights for Crystal Moselle's critically-acclaimed documentary THE WOLFPACK, one of the most discussed films at the Sundance 2015. THE WOLFPACK is a fascinating portrait of six extraordinary teenagers who lived their formative lives in solitude in their apartment in New York, but obsessively watched and recreated movies to connect to the outside world.   The film was produce...

Annapolis Film Festival Film 2015 Slate Announced

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For the third year, the Annapolis Film Festival (AFF) will bring Hollywood to the Chesapeake with an incredible line up of independent feature, shorts and documentary films. The Festival takes place March 26 to 29, 2015, in downtown Annapolis. Moviegoers can stroll from venue to venue or catch a free City Circulator trolley to see some of the world’s smartest and edgiest just-released films.   Opening Night at St. John’s Key Auditorium kicks off the Festival. With Loews Annapo...

European Film Academy initiates list of “Treasures of European Film Culture”

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First places listed are in memory of Bergman, Eisenstein, Guerra and the Lumière brothers The European Film Academy proudly presents 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 hist...

“SIDETRACKED” closing film of the 32nd Miami Film Festival

Spanish film ‘Sidetracked’ by Alvaro Fernández Armero has been chosen to close the 32nd Miami Film Festival next Mars. The film is a comedy and opened last weekend in Spain reaching number 2 at the box office.  Inma Cuesta and Raul Arévalo are leading the cast of this film produced by Juan Gordon (Morena films) and the collaboration of TVE, Canal + and Cabildo de Gran Canaria. ‘Wild Tales’ another Spanish production will open the Miami Festival. ...

24th NY Jewish Film Fest Closing Night Premiere of Felix and Meira Photo Coverage

By Maria Esteves – February 2, 2015 The 24th New York Jewish Film Festival 2015 (NYJFF 2015) Closing Night N.Y. Premiere of Felix and Meira (Félix et Meira), directed by Maxime Giroux was held at the Walter Reade Theater in Lincoln Center, Thursday, January 29th. The Q&A session immediately followed with director Giroux and actor Luzer Twersky moderated by Jaron Gandelman, Curatorial Assistant for Media, Jewish Museum and Coordinator, New York Jewish Film Festival. Festival me...

30th SBIFF celebrates U.S. Premiere of Richard Raymond's "Desert Dancer".

Santa Barbara, CA – The Santa Barbara International Film Festival, presented by UGG® Australia, kicked off Opening Night with the U.S. Premiere of Relativity Studios’ Desert Dancer at the historic Arlington Theatre on Tuesday, January 27, 2015. Directed by Richard Raymond and starring Freida Pinto, Reece Ritchie, Nazanin Boniadi, Tom Cullen and Marmama Corlett, Desert Dancer tells the true story of a self-taught dancer pursuing a dream in a suppressed society. “Raymond h...

NYJFF Review: Felix and Meira (Félix et Meira)

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By Maria Esteves – February 1, 2015 The 24th New York Jewish Film Festival 2015 (NYJFF 2015) Closing Night New York Premiere of Felix and Meira (Félix et Meira), directed by Maxime Giroux was held at the Walter Reade Theater in Lincoln Center, Thursday, January 29th. Q&A session immediately followed with director Giroux and actor Luzer Twersky moderated by Jaron Gandelman, Curatorial Assistant for Media, Jewish Museum and Coordinator, New York Jewish Film Festival. Felix and M...

The Dark Horse and Los hongos Honored as audience favourites of IFFR 2015

  The Dark Horse         The audience have decided: the best rated film of IFFR 2015 is The Dark Horse by James Napier Robertson and wins the IFFR Audience Award. In addition, Oscar Ruiz Navia wins the Dioraphte Award for Los hongos, the best audience film supported by the Hubert Bals Fund. Both prizes c...

Major Buzz Factory : Expérience du marketing Digital pour les films

Fort du expérience acquise dans la distribution de film spour deux Majors (Sony et Fox mariée sous a direction avec UGC) Bruno Chatelin propose une expérience pointue au service de votre stratégie digitale à Travers sa structure de Conseil MAJOR BUZZ FACTORY Le fondateur Bruno Chatelin : un Professionnel de la communication entouré de spécialistes, son expérience est ancrée sur trois univers La publicité, Le mark...

Films by Weiner and Oppenheimer Complete the Berlinale Special 2015 Programme

Films by Berlinale jury members Matthew Weiner and Joshua Oppenheimer will complete the selection for Berlinale Special.   The comedy Are You Here starring Owen Wilson, Zach Galifianakis and Amy Poehler will screen in Berlinale Special. Director/Screenwriter  Matthew Weiner is the creator of the award-winning television series Mad Men and a member of this year's International Jury.   After receiving a Panorama Audience Award in 2013 for his Oscar-nominated documentary...

Digital Cinema at the 2015 Berlinale

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Concurrent with cinema technology developments in recent years, the Berlin International Film Festival has been bringing its facilities up to the newest digital standards. The digital proportion of the approximately 2,500 film screenings will again be over 95 percent this year. The majority of festival screenings will be DCPs (Digital Cinema Packages). Seven companies - Colt Technology Services, Rohde & Schwarz DVS, Arri, Dolby, Barco, Highlands Technologies Solutions and Aspera, an IBM comp...

Berlinale 2015: Serial Formats for the Public and Professionals / Premieres of New Drama Series

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In recent years, serial formats have evolved quite impressively and won the favour of audiences around the globe. Story development and production conditions for these series are no longer in any way inferior to those for classic film productions. Indeed, serial narratives have become an essential component of audiovisual culture. The serial market is booming and drama series are now an especially popular genre. This year, the Berlinale is giving this narrative form more scope and attention in ...

KURT COBAIN: MONTAGE OF HECK A film by Brett Morgen

  KURT COBAIN: MONTAGE OF HECK invites you to experience Kurt’s life, art, and mind through his own unique lens, bringing you as close to the generation-defining icon as it’s possible to get. This first-ever fully authorized documentary feature blends Cobain’s personal archive of art, music (both his most famous and some that’s never been heard), written word, and never-before-seen home movies with animation and revelatory interviews fr...

Magnolia Pictures pick up world rights on Tangerine

"Tangerine," Sean Baker’s film produced by the Duplass Brothers and Through Films, has been one of the most critically acclaimed and groundbreaking films at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival.   PARK CITY, UT (January 27, 2015) – Magnolia Pictures announced today that the company is acquiring worldwide distribution rights to TANGERINE, which has been one of the most talked about films at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival. Magnolia has acquired the film for a traditional...

70 years ago Auschwitz was freed. Let us remember with this video

Following the Future of Film Festivals Forum in Katowice, on my way to Krakow I stopped at Auschitz "museum". . We are Charlie, we are jews...These memories will last. The sky is crying.. Of course this is not a toursistic attraction, despite all the buses in the parking lot and the million visitors each year, and the visitors are very silent, dignity, ...against barbary 75 years ago. Some people I know, in Germany, make it a duty to go there each year. ...

Sundance premiere of CITY OF GOLD in the Documentary Competition

  CITY OF GOLD Premiere in Documentary Competition at 2015 Sundance Film Festival with Confirmed attendees : CITY OF GOLD Director Laura Gabbert (NO   IMPACT MAN: THE DOCUMENTARY, SUNSET STORY), Pulitzer Prize Winning restaurant critic Jonathan Gold, Bricia Lopez of Guelaguetza, Wesley  Avila of Guerilla Tacos, and Minh Phan of 'Porridge and Puffs' in Hollywood,  all restaurants featured in the film. CITY OF GO...

Sundance World premiere of TIG Documentary about Standup Comedian's Year of Putting her Life Back Together

  Co-Directed by Kristina Goolsby and Ashley York  (TIG 2015 Sundance Film Festival - U.S. Documentary Section)   Kristina Goolsby Attending talent AT THE WORLD PREMIERE were :Stephanie Allynne, Bret Mckenzie, Jemaine Clement, Gregg Turkington  "Good evening, I have cancer," comedian Tig Notaro famously announced in 2012 during a set at a comedy club in Los Angeles. "Everyone having a good time? I have cancer." In just 30 minutes, Notaro used he...

Chad Gracias's Russian Woodpecker, Paranoid Conspiracy Documentary Receives New Poster

THE RUSSIAN WOODPECKER        Fedor Alexandrovich is a radioactive man. He was four years old in 1986, when he was exposed to the toxic effects of the Chernobyl nuclear meltdown and forced to leave his home. Now 33, he is an artist in Ukraine, with radioactive strontium in his bones and a singular obsession with the earth-changing catastrophe - why did it actually happen? Was there more to the story than the Soviet government let on? And, most importantl...
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