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Some very good reviews for Winter Sleep and a Palme d'Or

WINTER SLEEP wins the Palme d'Or and the FIPRESCI Prize @ Cannes 2014 Aydin, a former actor, runs a small hotel in central Anatolia with his young wife Nihal with whom he has a stormy relationship and his sister Necla who is suffering from her recent divorce. In winter as the snow begins to fall, the hotel turns into a shelter but also an inescapable place that fuels their animosities…   "Nuri Bilge Ceylan is at the peak of his powers with WINTER SLEEP, a r...

Lorne Film 2014 announces Lorne Shorts - an international short film competition.

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Lorne Film 2014, an international screen event held over the weekend of November 13 – 16 in Lorne, Victoria, announced today the opening of Lorne Shorts – a short film competition open to filmmakers from across the planet. Submissions will be accepted for films of up to 15 minutes in duration, with short-listed films featuring in the Lorne Film 2014 Program. The eventual winner can accept a prize of $3,600 in film editing from Melbourne based company iCandy Productions. The ...

Lorne Film 2014 announces new initiative: the Lorne Film 2014 Screenwriter Award.

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Lorne Film 2014, an international screen event held over the weekend of November 13 – 16 in Lorne, Victoria, has announced the opening of the Lorne Film Screenwriter Award. The winner of the award can accept a cash prize of $10,000 – as well as having their screenplay feature at Lorne Film 2014 via a rehearsed live reading at the 350 seat Cumberland Resort Auditorium. Currently there is a significant short fall in available funding for writers for the Australian Film Industry a...

Music Box Takes North America on ‘Of Horses and Men’

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Confirming the title as one of the big breakouts from Scandinavia in recent years, Music Box has acquired North American rights to Benedikt Erlingsson’s multi-prized debut feature “Of Horses and Men.”   “Of Horses” is sold by Guido Rud’s Buenos Aires-based FimSharks Intl. Set in the horse-riding community in Iceland, and described by Erlingsson as a country romance linking the human streak in horses and the horse-like streak in humans, “Of H...

Morgan Spurlock & Paul Allen Partner to create film series to demistify the economy

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Paul G. Allen’s Vulcan Productions and Morgan Spurlock’s Cinelan today announce a new partnership to produce and distribute a series of 20 short films by award-winning directors to drive awareness and better understanding of the U.S. economy. Catherine Hardwicke (Twilight and Thirteen), Mary Harron (American Psycho and I Shot Andy Warhol), Akiva Goldsman (Winter’s Tale and A Beautiful Mind), Spurlock (Super Size Me and CNN’s Morgan Spurlock: Inside Man), and Jessica Yu (G...

12 finalist projects selected for Open Doors 2014 with a focus on Sub-Saharan Africa

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    DE FR EN IT The Festival del film Locarno’s Co-production Lab Open Doors is dedicated this year to Sub-Saharan Africa and especially to the English and Portuguese speaking countries. 12 projects will be brought to Locarno by their directors and producers to present them to potential partners. With the support of the Swiss Foreign Ministry’s Agency for Development and Cooperati...

London Film School graduation short LEIDI, directed by Simón Mesa Soto, wins Cannes Palme d'Or.

LEIDI, the London Film School graduation film of Simón Mesa Soto, was today awarded the highest honour at the Cannes Film Festival, the Palme d'Or for Best Short Film in Competition. The jury was headed by Abbas Kiarostami, supported by directors Noémie Lvovsky, Daniela Thomas, Mahamat-Sal...

I Spy My Father selected at CoPro 16 – The Israel Documentary Screen Market

Delegates attending on their way from Cannes: 24th May- 31th May, 2014, TLV Celebrating 16 years to CoPro Foundation in Tel Aviv.  60 International leading members of the Documentary World Industry from 15 countries, representatives from the leading broadcasting channels and film foundations, 3 International Producer Delegations from Canada, Germany and France, and hundreds of Israeli documentary filmmakers will meet during the CoPro Market for the sake of collaboration...

CineMater casts Sam Neill alongside emerging stars in the film’s key roles

Melia Kreiling Red Bull Media House’s film production label CineMater announced today that Sam Neill (THE VOW, PEAKY BLINDERS) will star in the mind-bending thriller DxM alongside a young cast of emerging talent that includes: Tom Payne (THE PHYSICIAN); Melia Kreiling (GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY); Antonia Campbell-Hughes (3096); Dominique Tipper (VAMPIRE ACADEMY); Oliver Stark (MY HERO); and Ryan Doyle (world champion free-runner) in his first feature.  DxM is now in pre-production, w...

Second film from Stockholm Film Festival’s fund for female filmmakers now in production

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  Stockholm International Film Festival initiated the Feature Film Award for emerging Swedish female directors in 2011. »Young Sophie Bell« by Amanda Adolfsson is the second film to be funded and will world premiere at the festival in November 2014. Amanda Adolfssons feature film debut »Young Sophie Bell« is a coming of age drama about two young women set to move to Berlin after graduation. When Alice disappears Sophie has to make her first steps as an adult on ...

DOCUAPP Film meets Digital with beActive’s Road to Revolution documentary boosted to App

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beActive Entertainment, the award winning TV, Film and Digital studio, is proud to launch its brand new multiplatform documentary Road to Revolution, along with an App that complements this Arab Spring themed film, the culmination of a long journey through the Middle East and Maghreb that can also be followed on the Internet through Blogs, WebDocs and hundreds of photographs. Besides a theatrically released film directed by Portuguese director Dânia Lucas, Road to Revolution’s full e...

Oscar nominee Djimon Hounsou and rising star Alexis Knapp are attached to star in action adventure ONE

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Oscar® nominated Djimon Hounsou (BLOOD DIAMOND) and rising star Alexis Knapp (PITCH PERFECT) are attached to star in Main Street Films, MK Create and the Kojo Group’s action adventure ONE, written and directed by Murali Thalluri (2.37). The announcement came today by Main Street Films’ Chairman Craig Chang and President Harrison Kordestani, who are executive producing the film.   Main Street Films is co-producing and co-financing the film with Thalluri for MK Create and Ke...

Feature documentary on François Truffaut’s internationally acclaimed 1966 book “Cinema accordin to Hitchcock"

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Cohen Media Group, Artline Films and Arte have partnered to produce HITCHCOCK/TRUFFAUT, a feature documentary based on the recordings that led to François Truffaut’s internationally acclaimed 1966 book “Cinema according to Hitchcock”.   Directed by Kent Jones (A Letter to Elia, Director of the New York Film Festival) and co-written by Jones and Serge Toubiana (Director of Cinemathèque Française), the film will journey through the extensive series of ...

Mark Damon - Foresight Unlimited's Sci-Fi Action - INVERSION got Market attention

Becoming one of the most talked about films at Cannes 2014, Foresight Unlimited invigorates a low key market with the big budget sci-fi action film INVERSION, it was announced today by Mark Damon, Chairman and CEO of Foresight Unlimited which is handling international sales.   What would happen if Earth suddenly lost its gravity? The unique story revolves around the catastrophic results of such a phenomenon and what could be done, if anything, to restore gravity and save Earth and its 6...

Main Street Films enters into a financing and co-production partnership with Hong Kong investment fund Crown Brand Corporation L

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As part of their strategy to develop and forge a long term distribution presence in China, independent film production, acquisitions and distribution company Main Street Films has entered into a financing and co-production partnership with Hong Kong based investment fund Crown Brand Corporation (CBC) Limited, it was announced today by Main Street Films’ Chairman Craig Chang and President Harrison Kordestani.   Under this new pact, Main Street Films will acquire feature films rights ...

Iron Sky franchise raises 280 000€ to fuel up the Moon Nazi comedy sequel

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Finnish company raises over 280 000€ ($360 000) from the world wide community to fuel up the Moon Nazi comedy franchise.   Iron Sky Universe, a company set to develop the alternative history franchise centered around the premise of Nazis who fled to the Dark Side of the Moon at the end of the Second World War, closed the first public crowd investment round, adding over 500 shareholders from 30 different countries to company owners. Original founders, producer Tero Kaukomaa and direct...

Nine projects to receive a total of €2 million in Screen Flanders funding

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Kris Peeters, Minister-President of Flanders, has announced the latest list of projects to receive support through the Screen Flanders Economic Fund. A total of €2 million ($2.74 million) is to be distributed in the Fund's first round of 2014. Nine projects receive support, including work from such established directors as Jaco Van Dormael, Felix van Groeningen and Wim Vandekeybus, as well as the Company Pictures/BBC series Breakdown. Between them, they account for well ove...

Saban Films has acquired North American distribution rights to Tommy Lee Jones’ THE HOMESMAN

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Haim Saban announced today that after launching Saban Films last week the company has acquired North American distribution rights to Academy Award® winner Tommy Lee Jones’ THE HOMESMAN, starring Jones and Academy Award® winner Hilary Swank, with a supporting cast featuring Grace Gummer, Miranda Otto, Sonja Richter, Academy Award® nominee Hailee Steinfeld, James Spader and Academy Award® winner Meryl Streep.   The new venture, which is headed by President Bill Bromile...

Angela Bassett will make her directorial debut with the Lifetime Original Movie Whitney Houston

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Scheduled for a 2015 world premiere, Whitney Houston chronicles the headline-making relationship between the iconic singer, actress, producer and model, and singer, songwriter Bobby Brown -- from the time they first met at the very height of their celebrity, to their courtship and tumultuous marriage.  Throughout it all, difficulties followed the superstar couple while they dealt with the overwhelming rewards and consequences of the fame and fortune created by Whitney’s meteoric rise ...

WHo Funds short films?

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Receive funding by judging scripts and having your film judged by writers. Pls share. www.writersandfilmmakers.com     ...

Take center stage in Cannes, blast your press releases and invites

  Take center stage in Cannes, blast your press releases and invites, let us shoot and promote for you... We produce The Cannes Dailies delivering News, Glamour, Biz and Buzz. The Cannes Market Dailies and 8 Cannes Newsletters : May 9 / 12/ 14/ 16/ 19/ 22/ 24 /26 Weather forecast for your Cannes 67th activities: Glamorous, Warm, Sunny and Successful. “I sincerely wish you the best of luck with the festival and film market. I have witnessed some Cannes magic for film and ta...

Cannes May 23- Leviathan In Competition

Directed by : Andrey ZVYAGINTSEV Country: RUSSIAN FEDERATION Year: 2014 Duration: 141.00 minutes "Leviathan" is a modern day retelling of the Biblical story of Jobs set in contemporary Russia. Kolia lives in a small town near the Barents Sea, in North Russia. He has his own auto-repair shop. His shop stands right next to the house where he lives with his young wife Lilya and his son from a previous marriage Romka. Vadim Sergeyich, the Mayor of the town, wants to take away his ...

Cannes May 23- Sils Maria French Film In Competition by Olivier Assayas

Directed by : Olivier ASSAYAS Country: FRANCE Year: 2014 Duration: 123.00 minutes At the peak of her international career, Maria Enders (Juliette Binoche) is asked to perform in a revival of the play that made her famous twenty years ago. But back then she played the role of Sigrid, an alluring young girl who disarms and eventually drives her boss Helena to suicide. Now she is being asked to step into the other role, that of the older Helena. She departs with her assistant (Kristen Stewa...

Cannes May 22- Mommy In Competition

Directed by : Xavier DOLAN Country: CANADA Year: 2014 Duration: 134.00 minutes A widowed single mom finds herself burdened with the full-time custody of her explosive 15-year-old ADHD son. As they try to make ends meet and struggle with their impetuous and unpredictable ménage, the new girl across the street, Kyla, benevolently offers needed support. Together, they find a new sense of balance, and hope is regained.    [NO OFFCIAL TRAILER] ...

Gosling's Lost River falls flat at Cannes

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One of the most highly-anticipated films of the film festival is Ryan Gosling's directorial debut, Lost River. With screenings at 14h, 22h, and press screenings in between, the film gained hype before and on the day of it's premiere. The crowd outside the 22h screening was a large percentage 20-somethings and younger, fans of Gosling's previous works and of the actor himself.  Gosling said a few short words on stage next to the stars of the film, including Christina Hendrix and...
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