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PIERS' Pick La La Land | Festival 2016

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An ambitious jazz pianist (Ryan Gosling) and an aspiring actress (Emma Stone) fall in love while pursuing their dreams of stardom, in this dazzlingly stylized homage to the classic Hollywood musical from Whiplash director Damien Chazelle. ...

Serge Losique welcoming guests at "Kiss me like a Lover" opening Red Carpet

Despite the shadows and questions around the Festival's fate a huge crowd was waiting for Serge Losique at the Imperial August 25 at 7.00pm  for the official opening of the 40th edition (the toughest since the hotel and cinema partnerships fell at the last minute). Nevertheless guests of the festival were flocking on the red carpet, with elegant attire, waiting for the late Jury (some of them were late at the airport) and the complete cast and crew of Kiss me Like a Lover by Andre ...

Interview with Aroon Shivdasani Executive Director of The New York Indian Film Festival

Celebrating its 16th anniversary from May 7-14, 2016, the New York Indian Film Festival was the first festival in the United States devoted to Indian films and has grown to be the largest and most influential, helping to set up several other Indian Film festivals in the US. It is part of a comprehensive program in the arts offered by the New York based Indo-American Arts Council. These programs include each year a travelling group art exhibition: Erasing Borders E...

R.I.P. Fernanda Silva, director of Festroia – International Film Festival

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On the passing of Fernanda Silva, director of Festroia – International Film Festival   The Festroia Cultural Association regrets to inform of the departure of its president Fernanda Silva, today, August 3rd, 2016, at 59 years of age.   Born in 1957, Fernanda Silva graduated in Public Relations and Administration, beginning her professional activity as board assistant at the Tróia Tourist Complex.   In 1988, she joined the crew of the Tróia International F...

AAIFF16 A Tale of Three Cities Premiere Press Conference

By Maria Esteves – August 9, 2016 The U.S. Premiere Press Conference of A Tale of Three Cities, presented by director Steve Barclay, Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office, New York, with Award-winning Hong Kong filmmakers Mabel Cheung and Alex Law was held during 39th Asian American International Film Festival 2016 (AAIFF16), Friday, July 22nd. Directors Cheung and Law discussed the making of A Tale of Three Cities, a biopic about the life of Hong Kong actor Jackie Chan's parents. ...

Interview with NYAFF Director Samuel Jamier

In September 2015 Samuel Jamier was appointed Executive Director of the New York Asian Film Festival established in 2002 by Subway Cinema which he is also heading now. The festival is considered by the New York Times to be one of the best New York based festivals, offering an outstanding line up of superb entertainment and art house films. He is currently also working as a producer for the New York based Windwellers Films which he co-founded last September. Jamier previously served as the chie...

Afterglow goes international!

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We are pleased to announce our newest member to the board of directors... Brian Kalafatian, Director of International Development! From Marseille, France, Brian is a law student at the University of Provence and is on the TEDxAix organizing team. He is an avid film enthusiast who was born wearing a suit and tie. As writer and event reporter for Conso-Mag.com, he's had many adventures covering events hosted by Red Bull, as well as the Eurockeennes de Belfort (one of the greatest m...

LA Film Festival 2016: Volunteer Orientations FINALLY Posted!

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Welcome to the 2016 LA Film Festival   The LA Film Festival will take place June 1 - 9, 2016.   In order for you to qualify to volunteer for the 2016 LA Film Festival, you must meet all of the following criteria:   1. Attend one MANDATORY Volunteer Orientation: Wednesday, MAY 18 - 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm Friday, MAY 20 - 10:00 am to 12:00 pm Location: ArcLight Culver City (9500 Culver Blvd, Culver City, CA 90232) Parking: The Arc...

2016 Isabel Santos Tribute at Havana Film Festival New York

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By Maria Esteves – April 12, 2016 The 17th Havana Film Festival New York (HFFNY16) tribute to Cuba’s iconic actress ISABEL SANTOS commenced Monday, April 11, 6:00PM at the Instituto Cervantes New York. The premiere films VESTIDO DE NOVIA (His Wedding Dress), directed by Marilyn Solaya starring Isabel Santos and Santos directorial debut of EL CAMINO DE LA VIDA (The Path of Life) documentary short preceded the panel discussion The Actor And The Camera with actress/director Santos ...

FREEDOM FILM FESTIVAL DETAILS

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Submit your entries on this link- http://onetreemedia.in/freedomfilms.html Win 5 LAKH RUPEES. Submit it for free. ANY GENRE , ANY LANGUAGE ( SUBTITLES IN ENGLISH ) IS ACCEPTED. GET CHANCE TO BE RECOGNIZED. JURY ARE EMINENT PERSONALITIES FROM BOLLYWOOD. SO SUBMIT IT NOW!!  REGISTRATION CLOSES SOON. ALL DETAILS ON THE LINK ABOVE ...

Deadline Approaching - Feb 29th - We fund you to collaborate!

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Best Short Film Competition - EVER!   Writers judge filmmakers and filmmakers judge writers. It’s that simple! We fund you to collaborate. We let the community decide.   Up to $10,000 for the short script. Up to $25,000 for the filmmaker to shoot it.   Writers can't judge writers.  Filmmakers can't judge filmmakers. Everyone receives a massive amount of feedback.   The filmmaker owns 100% of the film. Writersandfilmmakers.com owns 0%.   Visi...

Best short film Competition - Ever! We fund you to collaborate!

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Best Short Film Competition - EVER!   Writers judge filmmakers and filmmakers judge writers. It’s that simple! We fund you to collaborate. We let the community decide.   Up to $10K for the short script. Up to $25K for the filmmaker to shoot it.   Writers can't judge writers.  Filmmakers can't judge filmmakers. Everyone receives a massive amount of feedback.     The filmmaker owns 100% of the film. Writersandfilmmakers.com owns 0%.   Visi...

MIFF 2016: Festival Director and Jackie Shroff meet the press

Midway through Mumbai International Film Festival (MIFF), the Director and the Brand Ambassador met the press on Monday, 01 February, at the Media Centre, in the Films Division Complex. It was the customary mid-fest conference, but with the addition of a new feature, the brand ambassador. “I am delighted to see that large numbers of viewers are sitting in our halls and watching documentary, short and animation films from around the world,” began Mukesh Sharma. (He was being...

MIFF 2016: Master Class by Festival Director Mukesh Sharma

MIFF 2016: Master Class by Festival Director Mukesh Sharma Varied experience and a long, eventful career, make Mukesh Sharma just the person to speak on ‘How not to make films’. And he speaks so fast that he can compress so much in an hour-and-a-half! On 30 January 2016, a packed and refurbished RRIII theatre, on the 10th floor, of the Phase I building, at the Films Division headquarters in Mumbai, heard him talk about his acclaimed film children’s feature film Anokha Aspata...

Panavision and Ludwig Kameraverleih Announce Distribution Deal

   Panavision, the entertainment industry’s leading designer, manufacturer and rental provider of high-precision optics and camera systems, has reached a distribution agreement with Ludwig Kameraverleih in Germany. The highly regarded rental facility will now be able to provide filmmakers in the region with Panavision’s extensive range of spherical and anamorphic lenses, including the popular Primo 70 series for larger sensor digital cameras. ...

Andrew Rodgers has been appointed executive director of the Denver Film Society

  The Board of Directors of the Denver Film Society (DFS) announced that Andrew Rodgers has been appointed executive director of the non-profit organization that annually presents the internationally acclaimed Denver Film Festival and provides year-round film programming and education at the Sie FilmCenter. Rodgers will assume his full-time duties in March after relocating from Winston-Salem, N.C., with his wife Iana Dontcheva, a filmmaker and professor, and their daughters Mia and Anya....

the "Exchange" - Make a list of props you need for your next film!

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Writersandfilmmakers.com is introducing usefull services for filmmakers! We call it the “Exchange” and it should be live in about a week!   List props you need for your next film! List your past or current films and posters for marketing purposes. Audience members can lend props, time, locations etc by describing them and/or taking a photo of the item.   Oh, and it’s free, free free!   Let us know how you think we can improve...

Aspen Film Announces Maggie Mackay As Artistic Director

Aspen Film, one of Colorado's premier non-profit film organizations and presenter of Aspen Filmfest, Aspen Shortsfest and Academy Screenings, announced today the appointment of Maggie Mackay as Artistic Director.    Mackay brings 15 years of industry experience to the organization, most recently having served as Director of Nominations for the Film Independent Spirit Awards and Senior Programmer of the Los Angeles Film Festival under the ...

Open submissions to the Paris Art and Movie Awards

The PAMA will run sept 25-27th, 2015. The event will screen several blocks of shorts from all over the world, moreover from USA and France. Features and scripts are accepted too. 20 awards may be reward the best artists and filmmakers in a range of 10 categories. All categories can be found on the festival's website. All nominated movies, special events, french premiere and professional meetings will be held in the historical heart of Paris : Saint-Germain-des-Près. Out ...

Frat Dude Secret Gossip

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Frat Dude Secret Gossip   Due to extreme high volume of requests and curiosity of the general public this blog/article has to be published. The “Fratmen Fratpad Tributes” are more than 100s of songs and more than 1000 music videos given as a tribute to all the  Fratmen of Arizona. Kindly note the songs are not random and they are about actual people. The setting of the music videos is Arizona. All the other States such as California, Arkansas, Massachusetts, Chicago, Wisc...

Paolo Sorrentino's 'Youth' presents paradoxes of aging at Cannes

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Paolo Sorrentino's 'Youth' presents paradoxes of aging at Cannes by Moira Sullivan Paul Dano, Jane Fonda, Harvey Keitel , Rachel Weisz, Paolo Sorrentino, Michael Caine and Madalina Ghenea at Cannes photoshoot Courtesy of Festival de Cannes used with permission The premise of Paolo Sorrentino’s film “Youth” which debuted at the Cannes Film Festivalon May 20 is paradoxical. In the end it feels that...

Seeking Volunteers (& Interns!) for the 2015 Los Angeles Film Festival, June 10 - 18 at L.A. LIVE

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  Seeking Volunteers for the 2015 Los Angeles Film Festival, June 10 - 18 at L.A. LIVE Now in its twenty-first year, the Los Angeles Film Festival showcases the best in new American and international cinema and provides the movie-loving public with access to some of the most critically acclaimed filmmakers, film industry professionals and emerging new talent by bringing them together in the heart of the entertainment capital of the world. Our volunteers are a key component to making the ...

Berlinale 2015 Interview: Lirio Ferreira for Blue Blood

  Interview with Lirio Ferreira, director of Blue Blood - opening film of Berlinale Panorama 2015    Lirio Ferreira was born in Recife in 1965. He started directing films while studying journalism. His first feature Baile Perfumado premiered at the Toronto Film Festival in 1997, followed by Árido movie (2005) and many documentaries that have won numerous prizes in Brazil and beyond. Blue blood is his third feature film, opening this year’s Berlinale Panorama.&nbs...

Dayo Ogunyemi: Spreading stories using affordable digital cinemas

Dayo Ogunyemi has been appointed CEO of The Africa Movie Academy Awards AMAA. Watch him in 2012 when he was the CEO of 234 Media, a firm that made principal investments in media, entertainment and technology sectors in Africa. [Note: We want you to see these talks exactly as they happened! The archive footage might be a little rougher than the usual TED.com talk.]   ...

Meet the Cine Las Vegas Staff

  Jean Anne Lauer - Film Festival Director Jean joined the staff at Cine Las Americas in preparation for the 2009 festival, bringing with her a dedication to the development and promotion of independent and international film. She enjoys working with a talented and diverse team at Cine, to curate and present selections of Latin@, American Indigenous, and Ibero-American film and media, during the annual festival and other events throughout the year. ...
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