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Interview with Guillermo Arriaga

Guillermo Arriaga we salute you! One on one interview with The Burning Plain director Guillermo Arriaga.  When beginning our one-on-one interview, I asked Guillermo if he could enlighten me on the situation between him and director Alejandro Inarritu. When I mentioned the latter's name, Arriaga replied: 'Who?'. Then I asked again and he replied with a wise smirk: 'You want me to talk about my divorce?' That situation made clear, I avoided the sensitive subject and ...

Interview with Chris D'Arienzo on his film Barry Munday

Chris D'Arienzo was unable to make it to the first AIFF but his film was and indeed proved a hit among viewers. After the festival, I contacted my talented writer friend and asked him if he'd answer a few questions for me about the experience of making his first feature film. Ironically, I had asked to interview him 3 months before the festival for a research project I was doing for University of London but he was too busy so I wrote about David Lynch instead. Chris m...

Interview with 3 times Oscar winner Thelma Schoonmaker

Thelma's Schoonmaker's father Bertram was employed as a clerical worker by the Standard Oil Company and worked abroad.[4] She was born in Algiers, Algeria to American expatriates and raised in various countries, including on the Dutch-Caribbean island of Aruba.[4][5]                

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Guillermo Arriaga we salute you!

One on one interview with The Burning Plain director Guillermo Arriaga.  When beginning our one-on-one interview, I asked Guillermo if he could enlighten me on the situation between him and director Inarritu. When I mentioned the latter's name, Arriaga replied: 'Who?'. That situation made clear, I avoided the sensitive subject and hit the record button and we began our in depth interview about his writing and filmmaking career. When asked about his unconventional storytelli...

Ruddy Rodriguez and Alfonso Herrera

During exclusive interview with Venezzia stars Ruddy Rodriguez and Alfonso Herrera, they discuss their difficult love scene. Ruddy says that even though she is older than Alfonso, he protected her during their love scene and acted the true gentleman, making her feel more comfortable.

Herrera protects Ruddy

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During exclusive interview with Venezzia stars Ruddy Rodriguez and Alfonso Herrera, they discuss their difficult love scene. Ruddy says that even though she is older than Alfonso, he protected her during their love scene and made her feel more comfortable. Hmmm, that mustive been hard! lol!  But all joking aside, Ruddy barely needed protection as she proved she could take on the tough task of acting in the lead role of Venezzia while also taking on the role as executive producer....

Gere on panel at Hyatt

When asked about his next film project, Gere hinted it has to do with Cold War spies in washington D.C. and is written and directed by Michael Brandt called The Double.

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ANNOUNCING AND INVITING FILMMAKERS FOR THE FILMMAKER’S CORNER IN TG2010!

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The Filmmakers Corner will be a great chance for up and coming filmmakers to expose their work and open new opportunities for them, this section will be a part of FEST-Training Ground 2010.The Filmmakers Corner will consist on a special screening room, which will be open from the 22 to the 26th of June, and where any filmmaker registered on FEST-Training Ground can show their works, this way they can have an excellent opportunity for networking, finding new partners and opportunities for the fut...

3 TIMES OSCAR WINNER DAVID MACMILLAN CONFIRMED ON FEST TRAINING GROUND

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David Macmillan, is a long established Sound Department expert winner of 3 Oscars, and who has worked in the highest level for five decades.David has worked with some of the best film Directors of our time, he has helped names such as Steven Spielberg, Francis Ford Coppola, Sydney Pollack, Philip Kaufman, Alan Parker, Joel Schumacher, Kathryn Bigelow, Oliver Stone, Ron Howard, and many others to achive their goals.David is widely recognized as one of the most important sound department experts i...

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...

Exam Result

Stuart Hazeldine: 2010 BAFTA nominee           “Begin.” So starts the emotional roller-coaster that is Stuart Hazeldine’s first full-length feature, Exam. Released this year, the film has earmarked the British writer/director as one to watch. Exam’s claustrophobic setting is a sublime blend of psychology and mystery-thriller. Despite its original premise, its influences come from a variety of sources throughout writer Stuart’s ca...

Charlotte Dupont, jeune réal

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Charlotte Dupont, jeune réalenvoyé par cecilerittweger. - Court métrage, documentaire et bande annonce....

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...

XXIV. Black International Cinema Berlin 2009 - Conversation with Sarah Diehl, PART 1 and 2

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XXIV. Black International Cinema Berlin 2009 May 7-10 Rathaus Schöneberg (city hall) John-F.-Kennedy Platz 10825 Berlin http://www.black-international-cinema.com/BIC09/bic_09.htm Conversation with Sarah Diehl, filmmaker AWARD Best film/video by a German filmmaker or a filmmaker residing in Germany ABORTION DEMOCRACY - POLAND/SOUTH AFRICA Director: Sarah Diehl, Germany 2008 Moderator: Prof. Donald Muldrow Griffith co-founder...

....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...

Opening Night New York Premiere of STILL BILL Q&A Session

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By Maria Esteves - March 2, 2010 The Opening Night New York Premiere documentary of STILL BILL, co-directed by Damani Baker and Alex Vlack, commenced January 27 - 28, 2010, at the IFC Center, New York. Grammy Award winning singer, songwriter and musician Bill Withers appeared for a special Q&A session following the two sold out opening screenings with filmmakers Damani Baker and Alex Vlack. STILL BILL played at the IFC Center for a week. Arrivals at the opening night included artists, pr...

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...
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