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Introduction: XXV. Black International Cinema Berlin 2010

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Production & Direction FOUNTAINHEAD® TANZ THEATRE THE COLLEGIUM - FORUM & TELEVISION PROGRAM BERLIN in association with CULTURAL ZEPHYR e.V. present XXV. Black International Cinema Berlin 2010 Anniversary A COMPLEXION CHANGE – International & Intercultural Diplomacy The Magical Oasis Cinema Experience in cooperation with Commissioner for Integration, District Tempelhof-Schöneberg, Berlin May 4-8, 2010 RATHAUS SCHÖNEBERG (City Hall) Kinosaal (cinema)...

HollyShorts monthly screening May 1

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The next installment of the HollyShorts Monthly Screening series takes place May 1 in Echo Park, the top short film gets voted by audience attendees in to the 6th Annual HollyShorts Film Festival, which takes place August 5, 12, 2010 in Hollywood. HollyShorts Monthly Screening May 1st, Saturday 8pm at the Echo Park Film Center 1200 N. Alvarado Street LA CA www.echoparkfilmcenter.org Tickets are $10 (includes free beer, wine, and Pura Casta Tequila) Screening 6 short films ...

Giuseppe Cioccarelli, executive producer, presents the Aruba Festival

Giuseppe Cioccarelli is a veteran Line Producer with over 20 years of experience. He started his career in Italy in 1986 at FilmMaster, the biggest commercial production company in Italy. In 1990 he started to freelance as a Line Producer for some of the most successful commercial filmmakers in the world, among them Tarsem, Steve Rogers, Michael Bay, Peter Thwaites, Lenard Dorfman, Giuseppe Tornatore, John Hushenurst ...

Jonathan Viera Executive producer presents the Aruba Festival

Jonathan Vieira was born and raised on the Dutch island of Aruba.

AIFF 2010: The Ashland Experience

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People love Ashland. Ashland, Oregon appears, at first glance, to be a quintessential small American town.  It has a population of about twenty thousand and a compact, walkable downtown where the closest thing to a skyscraper is the Ashland Springs Hotel - once the tallest building between, depending on who you ask, either Sacramento and Eugene or San Francisco and Portland - which towers over the Main Street “skyline” but never reaches double-digit storeys. Within a few blocks from...

Gilles Jacob the tireless

By ALI NADERZAD - April 12, 2010 (Paris) As dean of the Cannes Festival Gilles Jacob would be expected to handle stars like we handle a road well traveled. Sharp turns are cleared without effort and intersections negotiated with eyes closed. Casualness should be a given for the president of the festival since every night for almost two weeks in May he stands at the top of the Lumière theatre steps to greet the casts and directors of the Selection films. “Ah, there’s Brad and Angelina, h...

Director's Statement

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It was a pending decision for almost 5 year. I was striving to make my first short film from last so many years obstacle by finance & a great team. In the summer of 2009, I finally decided, finalized my screenplay & quit my ad agency job. Now I proudly say that all the efforts where worth it. While making SMS, I have actually come nearer to myself as the journey is far greater than the destination.  Starting the idea of SMS was from the scratch. It was the winter of 2008, when I ...

SMS - Promo

SMS - Short Film's 30 secs Promo

Temecula Valley International Film and Music Festival 2010

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CALL FOR ENTRY GUIDELINES, PROCEDURES & APPLICATION   Festival Dates: Sept. 15-19, 2010 MusicFest Showcase: Sept. 17-18, 2010 ENTRY DEADLINE: JUNE 30, 2010 ABSOLUTE FINAL, EXTENDED DEADLINE: JULY 16, 2010 This significant world class music showcase component of the 2010 Temecula Valley International Film & Music Festival is designed to showcase original music vision and artistic wizardry of talented individuals and groups from acro...

Stefan Kloos

....We Have A Dream and Still We Rise....

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XXV. Black International Cinema Berlin 2010 (May 4-8) We have a dream! We came from privileged backgrounds in the USA. Families intact, sufficient economic resources, university education, travel, etc. All of these we took for granted. When we were young, we thought everyone had the same lifestyle. As we matured, we became aware of how mistaken we were. by LJILJANA SAMARDŽIĆ (ljiljana.samardzic@wavemagazine.net) from Sombor, SERBIA As a result of Professor Donald Mul...

Thierry Fremaux

Thierry Fremaux on "Lumiere"

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The Lumiere brothers, Auguste Lumiere, born in 1862, and Louis, born in 1864, were among the earliest filmmakers, contributing to the birth of film in 1895.  Born in Besancon, France, they moved to Lyon in 1870, where they both attended technical school.  Their father, Claude-Antoine Lumiere, ran a photography business and his sons worked for him.  When Claude-Antoine retired in 1892, Auguste and Louis began to create moving pictures.   They patented a number of significant processes lead...

Krzysztof Zanussi accepted to be a part of International Jury

 Festival VOICES is proud to announce that Polish Director, Actor, Producer Krzysztof Zanussi accepted to be part of Jury. Krzysztof Zanussi is born in 1939 in Warsaw, Poland. Documentary and feature film director.Studied physics at Warsaw University and philosophy at JagiellonianUniversity in Cracow. Graduated from Lodz Film Academy in 1966. Amateurfilm maker. His school diploma film 'Death of a Provincial' (Smierc prowincjala (1966)) won an awardsin Venice, Mannheim, Valladolid and Moscow in...

Meet Indie Filmmaker: MALAGASY GOSPEL

What’s unusual about Malagasy Gospel? Directors Carlos Esbert, Virginia Camino, Alvaro Lagos, and Graciela de Pablos give us the details on their inspiring and recent ÉCU 2010 selected documentary feature about a blind, orphaned children’s choir. By Nick Forrester Q: It seemed to me that everyone making the film genuinely enjoyed spending time with these unique kids, but what initially inspired you to make the film? The starting point of the project was in fa...

Meet Indie Filmmaker: HIGH/LOW

Fabien Dubois gives us details about his film, recently chosen for the ÉCU 2010 Official Selection. "High/Low" is a short film about two step-brothers living in Tokyo and experiencing the city in different ways: while one works on his decibel map project and thoroughly explores the city, the other abandons himself to a life of confusion and alcohol.By Maria Gabriella PezzoQ: Why did you choose to film in a city? How does the city speak to you?I fell in love with Tokyo the first time I...

Meet Indie Filmmaker: THE MIRACULOUS TALE OF THE CHILDREN OF DUBOIS

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"The Miraculous Tale of the Children Dubois" is the brainchild of writer/director Cassandra Lee Hamilton from Austin Texas. The film follows Juliette as she is helped to rediscover the magical world of her childhood by her twin brother Nikolia, who mysteriously and unexpectedly re-enters her life.By Edward Caffrey Q: What is  your film about? The Miraculous Tale of the Children Dubois is about a young girl, Juliette, that has lost the magic of her childhood. When her twin br...

Meet Indie Filmmaker: INK

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"Ink" is a subversive and unsettling ÉCU Student short directed by Nuno Neves . Who knew ink had such an organic, benign energy-- able to create images that are hypnotic and frightening...By Nick ForresterQ: This short plays with the visual properties of ink. How did you go about filming the ink; the fast moving black compared to the blending colours?The short was all filmed on a wood table I set up and lit, in my building´s comunity garage. The ink was poured down a white piece of ...

Call for Entries: CAMBOFEST, Cambodia (4th Year Edition)

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Call for Entries for the 4th Edition of: CAMBOFEST: Film and Video Festival of Cambodia ** Cambodia's first international independent movie festival ** Founded in 2553 (aka 2007) CamboFest 'Lite' : December 2010, Phnom Penh CamboFest 'Supreme': March 1-9, 2011 Kampot, Cambodia (and other locations TBA) Visit http://www.cambofest.com for more info! ...

Temecula Valley International Film & Music Festival now accepting entries for 2010 Festival!!!

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Temecula Valley International Film and Music Festival is proud to announce that its 2010 event is now officially open for submissions!    Calling all filmmakers and music artists of the world and Friends of the Festival!  Be part of the celebration of two of the most powerful and enduring art forms - the art of film and music!-   SAVE THE DATES and Join us September 8-12, 2010  as we celebrate our 16th year!   Temecula Valley International Film & Music Festival...

Boiler

Boiler, directed by Andreas Ksoll, is a recent submission to the European Independent Film Festival's 'European Short' category.

Enthusiastic festival director thrives on sharing the joy of film

“I love to be able to co-create this important film event,” says Festival Director Marit Kapla. “Göteborg International Film Festival is as important to the audience as to the filmmakers and film industry.”   Marit exudes positive energy when we meet for a chat at Hotel Riverton; the classic festival hotspot. And she has good reason to be happy: the first weekend was a success and there is much more to come before wrapping time.   “There are so many highlights,” ...

Meet Indie Filmmaker: ENTWINED

.   Actress Barbara Wilson and director Reeve Nixon on the set of ‘Entwined.’  ‘Entwined’ is about an elderly lady forced to confront her fears of living and dying with regrets as she spends the night trapped in a Victorian whirligig. We talk to British director Reeve Nixon about old age and gambling with the weather when shooting a film outdoors in Scotland.   By Mairi Cunningham    Q: First off, tell me a bit about your film. Correct me if ...

Meet Indie Filmmaker: SPUNKBUBBLE

   British director Tom Browne talks to us about his film ‘Spunkbubble’ recently entered in ÉCU’s European Dramatic Short category. As original as it is violent, the film is shot entirely as surveillance-camera footage, witnessing the events taking place in one individual hotel room. Yet what these events actually are, we can never really be quite sure…….  By Mairi Cunningham Q: Your film is unsettling yet intriguing. Tell me what it is about and where the inspi...
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