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New NYMPHOMANIAC Poster -- A Thinking Man's Picture

from Alex at Berlin     A new Nymphomaniac poster has been revealed by the Lars von Trier work shop. Uppity and coming American actor Shia Labeouf wearing glasses like a true intellectual should is pictured approaching an intellectually detached Charlotte Gainsbourg to lap up some love juice. Charlotte holds a half eaten apple of temptation aloft but is absorbed in her reading. Both actors are of course nude. The inspired graphic artist of this thinking man's movie poster must...

Bloody Nordic Mafia Comedy is Audience Fave at Berlin Midpoint

Shootout at the Norskie Corral is grand Finale of Snowplow Opera  "in Order of Disappearance". Old Bruno Ganz is still full of P. and V.  and Skarsgard is literally awesome. "In Order of Disappearance" (Kraftidioten, or "Power freaks" in German) is the surprise of the week at Berlin. Stellan Skarsgård is a snowplow driver who will stop at nothing to reap revenge on his son's druglord killers in this wildly ribtickling Norwe...

ID Communications picks up world rights for award winning doc "The Last Safari"

Veteran photojournalist's work explored in "The Last Safari" documentary capturing the rich cultural heritage of African region   The Last Safari follows the story of a photojournalist's quest for meaning through the unforgiving landscape of remote Kenya as she sets out in search of the tribes-people she documented a decade earlier, dodging everything from bullets and floods, to heat strokes along the way.  Elizabeth L. Gilbert began her caree...

Digital Cinema at the 64th Berlinale

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As in recent years, the Berlinale has again faced enormous technical and logistical tasks that have arisen from the film industry’s digitisation.   Now that the rollout of digital cinema is nearing completion, one of the greatest challenges for the Festival is distributing the films with their ever larger data volumes. For the first time, the digital screenings at the Berlinale are all being presented in Digital Cinema Package (DCP) format. This involved converting the films in adva...

Clooneymania followed by Nymphomania in Berlin

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by Alex Deleon Farba for <filmfestivals.com>   Judging from the Sunday morning papers in Berlin on day five of  Berlin '64 one might get the impression that the main raison d'être of the festival is the visitation of Hollywood megastar Gorgeous George Clooney.    Mr. Clooney is here to present and promote his fifth directed effort,  "The Monuments Men" of which he also the star. The picture is a didactic all star enter...

MENTHOL: Mumblecore at the Santa Barbara International Film Festival

Director Micah Van Hove and cast of "Menthol." If you ever wondered if it would be interesting if you recorded your friends partying the answer is… kind of. Mumblecore is defined by Urban Dictionary as “A genre of independent films in which the characters are involved in a personal crisis. Known for their realistic point of view, these movies are the eyes of the just-out-of-college generation.” As we sat down for the full-house world premiere of MENTHOL ...

Berlin 2014 Not the Red Carpet

Images one might see walking to and from the market place or the movies, Starbucks, or Billy Wilder's all in a Berlinale day ...

Berlin 2014 Red Carpet Willem Dafoe, Bill Murray, Ed Norton...

Press media cameramen and gaphers hard at work ---behind the scenes at Berlinale 2014 opening night

THROUGH A LENS DARKLY produced by John Singleton premieres in the Panorama Section

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Acclaimed filmmaker Thomas Allen Harris and his production company, Chimpanzee Productions, today announced the involvement of Oscar® nominated filmmaker John Singleton as Executive Producer for the documentary feature film THROUGH A LENS DARKLY: BLACK PHOTOGRAPHERS AND THE EMERGENCE OF A PEOPLE. The film, just coming off a successful world premiere at Sundance 2014 where sold out audiences were moved to ovations, is co- produced and inspired by Dr. Deborah Willis.  It is the first doc...

Was DiCaprio "Scared Enough" of Departed's Jack? How "Wolf" Got Made, The Marty & Leo Show at SBIFF

  by Quendrith Johnson, Los Angeles Correspondent   When you see Leonardo "Leo" DiCaprio and Martin "Marty" Scorsese on the Wolf of Wall Street global domination press tour, doing things like a tour of the Tokyo Stock Exchange in bespoke three-piece suits without a trace of irony, you forget how creatively potent this pair really is. How it has shaped characters, Amsterdam (Gangs of New York 2002), Howard Hughes (The Aviator 2004), Billy Costigan (The Departed 20...

Day 1 Berlinale and EFM

                                       This Berlinale EFM Dailies newsletter          Follow us on                   Read this online I Promote Film to Festivals I Promote Festivals to Filmmakers I Email us I Advertize in our EFM Dailies, Newsl...

Manifest Film Sales (a division of Intandem Media Group) introduces 3 new productions at EFM

Manifest Film Sales (a division of Intandem Media Group) today announced that three films, in various stages of production will be introduced to international buyers at the EFM.   TOP DOG, directed by British actor, musician and filmmaker Martin Kemp (The Krays) starring Leo Gregory (Green Street Hooligans) and Ricci Harnett (28 Days Later) has wrapped and is currently in post-production. Universal Pictures UK has the UK rights and will release in June. Top Dog is based on the sequel to...

Studio 100 Film announced pre-sales for the company’s new feature length films Maya The Bee – Movie, Vic The Viking – Movie...

    Film sales company Studio 100 Film announced today that it has completed pre-sales for the company’s new feature length films Maya The Bee – Movie, Vic The Viking – Movie, Heidi - Movie and Blinky Bill – Movie.   Studio 100 Film part of leading global family entertainment group Studio 100 and a subsidiary of international children’s production and distribution company Studio 100 Media GmbH has sold the rights to Maya The Bee – Movie, Vic...

Berlin Opens with Fun Gala and Budapest Hotel

By Alex Deleon   <filmfestivals.com>   Bill Murray on stage at the opening gala presentation of the Grand Budapest Hotel at Berlin.   Greetings from Berlin ~. Friday February 7, 2014 The opening ceremonies last night were great fun, a fab piece of entertainment on its own, with perfectly bilingual German personality, Comedienne, presenter Anke Engelke doing the introductory honors on the gala stage of the cavernous Berlin Palace Theater. Very funny and charming lady -...

Perspektive Deutsches Kino 2014 screens 14 films, including nine features, and five medium-long fictional/docs

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With 14 films, including nine full-length fictional features, and five medium-long fictional and documentary films (20 to 60 minutes), the selection for the Perspektive Deutsches Kino 2014 has been completed. (See also the first press release from Dec. 18, 2013.) The programme will open with the fictional feature Hüter meines Bruders made, with the support of Six Pack, a project to promote talented new filmmakers, by director Maximilian Leo. After completing ...

VIDEOHOLICA 2014 <7> OPEN CALL

VIDEOHOLICA 2014 INTERNATIONAL VIDEO ART FESTIVAL 7TH EDITION 7 OPEN CALL FOR VIDEO ART 1 - 7 AUGUST 2014, VARNA, BULGARIA VIDEOHOLICA International Video Art Festival in Varna, Bulgaria starts the new open call for video art submissions for its 7th edition. The 7th VIDEOHOLICA will take place between 1st and 7th August 2014 in Varna, Bulgaria. This year's edition of VIDEOHOLICA will be accompanied by an international panel discussion on the issues and opportuni...

New Morning Line up in Berlin

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High Flight a short animation (7 minutes) written and directed by three time Academy Award nominee Gerald Potterton

High Flight, a short animation (7 minutes) written and directed by three time Academy Award nominee Gerald Potterton, based on the poem by John Magee an American pilot who joined the Royal Canadian Air Force during World War II.

MALTHUSIANISM (2014)

A black comedy about eating disorders.

MALTHUSIANISM (2014)

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Man cannot live in the midst of plenty... Malthusianism is a short tragic-comedy about the eternal problem of much familys: children with eating disorders. Viewed with a bit of black humor and from the pragmatic perspective of the Victorian era and the Malthusianism... Malthusianism is primarily ideas derived from the political/economic thought of the Reverend Thomas Robert Malthus, as laid out initially in his 1798 writings, An Essay on the Principle of Population, which describes how...

The producers behind Paranormal Activity, Insidious, and The Iceman join forces on the genre bending FEAR PARIS

  The producers behind Paranormal Activity, Insidious, and The Iceman join forces on the genre bending FEAR PARIS, a bold new film of inter-connected stories exploring the dark underbelly of the city of lights.  Helmed by directors Joe Dante (Gremlins, The Hole), Xavier Gens (Hitman), and Timo Vuorensola (Iron Sky), the genre bending stories will present a Paris unlike anything seen before, in a combination of fantasy, horror and science fiction. Casting is under way as the...

New EFM Films from Premiere Entertainment

  EFM NEW FILMS     THE NIGHT CREW   GENRE:  Action Thriller   DIRECTOR:  Christian Sesma (Shoot The Hero)   PRODUCER:  Ryan Noto, Elias Axume   CAST:  Luke Goss (Death Race 2, Blade II, Hellboy II), Danny Trejo (Machete Kills) Bokeem Woodbine (Total Recall, Ray, The Rock)   LOGLINE:  THE NI...

A taste of Dutch in Berlin

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MEET THE DUTCH IN BERLIN       The Netherlands claims a strong presence at this year’s Berlin International Film Festival. All below Dutch films, except the graduation film Even Cowboys Get To Cry, are supported by the Netherlands Film Fund.   COMPETITION   ...

Sony Pictures Classics have acquired all American rights to Berlin competition title, ALOFT, written and directed bClaudia Llosa

SONY PICTURES CLASSICS TO DISTRIBUTE BERLIN COMPETITION TITLE ALOFT     Dreamcatchers announced today that Sony Pictures Classics have acquired all US and Latin American rights to Berlin competition title, ALOFT, written and directed by Claudia Llosa. Producers on the film include Jose María Morales on behalf of WANDA, Ibon Cormenzana on behalf of ARCADIA, Phyllis Laing on behalf of BUFFALO GAL and Jerome Vidal on behalf of NOODLES. This is Llosa's first English La...
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