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Two Genocide films in Focus at Venice 71

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By Alex Deleon   ISRAELI Director Amos GITAI is noted for making thought provolking Films  Both the German genocide of Jews in World War II and the heinous genocide  of the Armenians in Turkey during World War I will be represented in new films by  top international  filmmakers at the upcoming 71st Venice Film Festival. Ace Israeli film director Amis GITAI (63) will present "TSILI" a feature film based on a novel written in Hebrew but shot completely in Yid...

Revolution is selected at Baikal International Festival of documentary and popular-science films People and Environment

This year, the festival takes place from September 25th until September 29th in Irkutsk,  Siberia, near the Lake Baikal, that is the deepest and among the cleanest and the most beautiful lakes in the world. The lake was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Baikal International Festival of documentary and popular-science films «People and Environment» is conceived by the organizers as a platform to make people think about inter-relations bet...

Revolution selected at the Guam International Film Festival sep 23 -28, 2014

  GIFF Site | GIFF Facebook GIFF Twitter | GIFF YouTube Hafa Adai and Welcome! The Guam International Film Festival proudly presents an international cinema event exhibiting a dynamic source of cross-cultural artistic presence, bridging gaps among the U.S., Asia and the Pacific’s multi-cultural population and region. GIFF is the first and only annual U.S. film festival in the western pacific. Building upon its growing success with an abundance of creative t...

“Get on Up”

Lots of loss, and a whole lot of soul. “I paid the cost to be the boss.” ~ James Brown The James Brown biopic starts off when a 55 year old James Brown reacts negatively to a tragic event that just took place in his life and storms into an insurance meeting. It is not until the end of the film that you piece the timeline of events together to understand why and how he behaved the way he did. Next the film turns back to 1968 with James Brown and his entourage on a mili...

CDFF Hosts Outdoor Screening of 'Night of the Living Dead' August 15!

CDFF Hosts Outdoor Screening of 'Night of the Living Dead' Here come the ghouls! The Cellar Door Film Festival wants Ottawa filmgoers to be on high alert! Westboro will be crawling with zombies when CDFF hosts an outdoor screening of George A. Romero’s horror classic Night of the Living Dead in Lion’s Park on August 15th. The event is just a short zombiewalk away from Westboro Station, so please come see the film that started the whole craze of the walking dea...

The Hundred-Foot Journey, Review: Worth going far to watch

The Hundred-Foot Journey: Worth going far to watch Riots, destruction of  his restaurant, and his wife (Juhi Chawla)’s death push Papa Kadam (Om Puri) and his four children out of India. The family moves to London, eventually settling in a quaint village in France. The village is both picturesque and elegant – the ideal place to settle down and open an Indian restaurant. And so, the Maison (house) Mumbai is born. The cold and stiff chef-proprietress of Le Saule Pleureur, a M...

Fifty films make up the retrospective "Eastern Promises. Autobiography of Eastern Europe"

Fifty films make up the retrospective "Eastern Promises. Autobiography of Eastern Europe"   Images in high resolution  Eastern Promises. Autobiography of Eastern Europe is the title of the retrospective to be screened at this year's 62nd San Sebastian Festival, a look at movies produced since 2000 in the countries that lived under Soviet influence post-World War II. A cycle to discover the creative wealth of these film industries and the new talents to have emerged i...

15 projects in development from 14 countries will participate in the III Europe-Latin America Co-Production Forum

  The Forum will run on September 22, 23 and 24 in the frame of the 62nd edition of the San Sebastian Festival Fourteen projects have been selected from a total of 181 projects submitted from 22 countries, largely Latin American: Argentina, Belgium, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, France, Guatemala, Mexico, Panama, Peru, Puerto Rico, Spain, Sweden, United Kingdom, Uruguay and Venezuela. In addition, and as part of the Fe...

Sundance Institute to Host a Week of Creative Film Producing Initiatives July 28 – August 4, 2014

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  Nine Projects Selected for Creative Producing Labs, Ongoing Support and Granting; 40 Independent Filmmakers and 50 Industry Leaders Converge for Creative Producing Summit Park City, UT — Sundance Institute today announced the participants for its annual Creative Producing Labs and Creative Producing Summit, both held the week of July 28 at the Sundance Resort in Sundance, Utah. These activities are part of the Institute’s ...

Strong German participation in Montreal

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MONTREAL COMPETITIONS WITH GERMAN ENTRIES 38th Montreal World Film Festival (21 August – 1 September 2014)   German films are prominently and abundantly represented in Montreal's 2014 program: after four German films shown last year, this year sees no less than six films with German involvement screening in the World Competition and First Films Competition. In total, 34 German films and co-productions have been programmed in the Montreal World Film Festival.   All of t...

The 10 Best World War 1 Films - According to IMDb - Would Grandfather Agree?

My grandfather Pal Schanzer WW1 was a high decorated Major for the Austrian Hungarian Monarchy.   Lights across Britain and Europe were switched off for an hour on Monday in a tribute to the dead of the First World War, inspired by the prophetic observation of then-Foreign Minister Lord Grey on the eve of war 100 years ago. "The lamps are going out all over Europe," Grey said in 1914. "We shall not see them lit again in our lifetime." British landmarks like Trafalg...

Sundance Film Festival – Hong Kong Selects will offer the Hong Kong premieres of eight new films direct from the 2014 Festival

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Sundance Institute and The Metroplex To Present Sundance Film Festival – Hong Kong Selects  New American Independent Films Debut in Hong Kong September 19-28, 2014 Sundance Institute and The Metroplex will present Sundance Film Festival – Hong Kong Selects, a screening series of new American independent films accompanied by a delegation of filmmakers and Festival organizers from September 19 to 28, 2014, at the newly opened cineplex in Kowloon Bay in Hong Kong. Drawing o...

Thirteen films compete for the Kutxa New Directors Award

    Images in high resolution  The selection of films making up the New Directors section was presented today. The Director of the San Sebastian Festival, José Luis Rebordinos, revealed the titles of the films to compete for the Kutxa New Directors Award, decided by a specific international jury. The Award comes with €50,000. At the coming Festival, the New Directors section will propose thirteen first or second works by a new generation of filmmakers. With this ...

EFA Master Class on Virtual Production

High Value for Your Budget   Virtual production allows filmmakers to interact in real time with their virtual film world, blurring not only the boundaries between real and virtual world, but also within the production pipeline between pre-production, production and post-production. How has this influenced the production workflows and how can it be put to use to the best creative effect and production value? Those were only two of the questions addressed by the EFA Master Class 2014 HIG...

Submission Deadline Approaches for Cellar Door Film Festival!

  The submission deadline for Ottawa's Cellar Door Film Festival (CDFF) approaches quickly! CDFF wants to remind filmmakers that the deadline to submit for the inaugural edition of the festival is August 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 filmmakers to sub...

Between Dream State and "In Development" Orson Welles and Cheap Champagne

Making Films is not, has not, and will never be easy even in our climate change of instant images and even faster results. We believe everyone"else"  is outputting nonstop 24/7  in the dawning of nano-technology and Youtube. For a creative driven mind-soul or woeful personality (is that not the same thing?) The key to all of these funsense is FOCUS and VISION luck and timing if it happens before you die. So what is this all about? Well maybe its a pick me up for writers an...

Hi from Cyprus

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Hello. I'm here now :) So I want to say 'hi' to all of you :) ...

The Dealer - World Premiere - Visit the Parisian Underbelly of Drugs, Thugs and Hoods - Not Just Boys -

The world premiere of DEALER will take place on Tuesday, July 29th at 9:40pm at the DB Clarke Theater, with Jean Luc Herbulot and Dan Bronchinson (also the lead actor) attending and introducing the film. Fantasia described the film as "a sturdy thriller that drags its audience full-steam ahead through a Parisian underbelly filled with hoods and thugs, marking the powerful arrival of one of the most promising new voices in French genre cinema. A feature-film baptism filled with noise and fur...

Locarno Pre-Festival Piazza Grande screenings with Indiana Jones and François Truffaut

  Sunday 3 August and Tuesday 5 August will see the traditional Piazza Grande event with two free screenings to serve as a taster for the 67° Festival del film Locarno: Raiders of the Lost Ark and The 400 Blows. As usual the Locarno Festival offers its residents and visitors two free evenings on the  Piazza Grande which offer a privileged foretaste of the 67th edition (6 – 16 August). The first Pre-Festival evening, on Sunday 3 August, goes Hollywood with a screening of...

Kinoscope Programme Lineup at- Sarajevo Fest

The third year of the Kinoscope programme comprise 21 inspiring films directed by great authors as well as new talented filmmakers. This programme brings us films from around the world, both narrative and documentary, excluding the territories which compose the festival’s competition strand. KINOSCOPE 2014 BOYHOOD USA, 2013, Colour, 164 min. Director and screenplay: Richard Linklater Cast: Patricia Arquette, Ethan Hawke, Ellar Coltrane, Lorelei Linklater  CONCERNING V...

A Mindbogging Short from Paris with love Via Denmark

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Alex Deleonian,  Yerevan Film Festival, 2014     The strangest  thing about Danish filmmaker Charlotte Schioler's droll but serious short Paris drama "By any means AVEIL~able" -- Strange as it may seem -- is that it is basically a retelling of what actually happened to her when she went to buy an apartment in real life and hit upon the idea of disguising herself as a veiled Moslem women in order to unobtrusively take the measurements of the apartment she was ...

TOKYO to Open and Close with World Premieres of "Big Hero 6" and "PARASYTE"

  ©2014 Disney. All Rights Reserved.   Tokyo International Film Festival (TIFF) is pleased to announce that Disney’s latest animated film, “Big Hero 6,” has been selected as the opening film for the 27th TIFF. The live-action film, “PARASYTE,” which was adapted from the world-acclaimed Japanese comic, has been selected as the closing film. “Big Hero 6” is the heartwarming adventure story of Hiro, a 14-year-old robotics prodigy, and a r...

My last day of DIFF: Strong women in film

My last day of DIFF had 3 films and they starred strong women. The storylines are so different – one is a monkey, the other is an elderly Chinese mother and the third is a vampire. Day 6 kicked off with the beautiful wildlife doccie called Amazonia in 3D. The film follows a capuchin monkey called Sai, who is dumped in the Amazon after a a plane crash. I would love to know how this was filmed. It is a tale of an animal that has to survive although she is tame. The soundtrack, only monkey...

Revolution to travel with Voices from the Waters International Traveling Film Festival

The Bangalore Film Society has successfully completed 8 editions of Voices from the Waters International Film Festival/conferences in multiple venues in Bangalore. Due to its growing popularity, this year the festival has already received 145 films from 27 countries and more are on its way. More and more documentary film makers focus their creativity on water. The festival will be screening the very best of them, about 40 to 45 aesthetically crafted works – all of them, a must ...

The Imitation Game wiill open 58th BFI London Film Festival

The 58th BFI London Film Festival  Opening Night film will be THE IMITATION GAME, a dramatic portrayal of the life and work of Alan Turing, one of Britain's most extraordinary unsung heroes, and one of the world’s greatest innovators.   The film will receive its European premiere on Wednesday 8 October at the Odeon Leicester Square with a live cinecast from the red carpet and simultaneous screenings taking place at cinemas across the UK. Stars Benedict Cumberbatch and K...
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