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Launch of the free downloadable ebook, 'The Making of a Feature Film in the Developing World'
Viewer & Download Link => http://tinyurl.com/indie-filmmaking-ebook
Discussing the process of developing and producing an independent feature film in a developing country environment, this ebook examines the Cambodian based independent feature, 'Freedom Deal' as a case study.
Written by the film's co-producer & writer-director, ...
Sebastian Leutner creates animated worlds, which combine reality and fiction. 34 y.o. VFX producer from German Pixomondo received an Oscar for his work on Martin Scorsese’s Hugo in 2012.
In 2008 Sebastian Leutner co-produced Boris Despodov and Andrey Paounov’s German-Bulgarian co-production Three Sisters and Andrey.
The animation won many awards, including Jameson Award for Best
Bulgarian Short at Sofia International Film Festival in 2009. Leutner is
also among the co-producers o...
These are not Elias Demetriou’s words. They were said by one of the female characters in the film Fish N’Chips,
with which the director participates in the International Competiion of
the SIFF. But they are essential for the understanding of the entire
film. The subject is very suitable for
a comedy, but Demetriou
chooses a completely different approach, creting a serious film, which
in today’s multicultural situation in Europe poses a very important
question: Who we are – t...
During the meeting with the audience after the screening of his film Baggage
in the Cinema House, Danis Tanovic said that he’s actually quite a
joyful person and loves to laugh. But in our conversation he was quite
serious and said that certain things make him quite pessimistic. Going
back through his films, it is easy to spot the humor in all of them, but
it usually serves to lighten up a very dark situation, and to help you
through it. Perhaps, the more seriously you look towards...
Roaring Fire Film Production (http://roaringfirefilm.com/)
is an international feature film, television and documentary production
and development company. Their films have been distributed globally
including Germany, China, USA, UK, Spain, Benelux, Portugal, Russia,
Thailand, Canada, Indonesia, Greece, Africa and the Middle East. The
owner of the production company is film maker Steven Lewis Simpson. He
is a from Scotland – a free thinker, intelligent, constantly traveling
Karin SchyleThis year the Robert Bosch Stiftung carried out a training for short and documentary projects with a focus on Black Sea and Caucasus during Sofia Meetings.
Three teams (director and producer) from the Caucasian countries
Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, three teams from the Black Sea countries
Moldova, Romania, Ukraine and further four teams from Bulgaria were
invited to participate in it. The event was organized in cooperation
with the partners of Тhe Co-Production Prize
If I ask your friends to describe you, what would they say?
would say that I am someone that can`t stop moving. Combined with my
cinema profession in Madrid I play also on a latin music band in Paris.
The result: last week in Guadalajara, now in Sofia (laughing), and next
week going to Paris for a concert there. So my friends also usually say
that they can never see me.
What qualities do you feel a successful artist should have?
think, and I hope there is not a...
How did “Sofia Meetings” exactly help in the production of movies of young Bulgarian filmmakers and in finding partners?
It helped in establishing contacts with extremely helpful and
experienced people, with sharing of the experiences of these people by
raising the level of writing the screenplays, screenwriting development,
the basics of the regulation mechanisms for doing co-productions. It
turned into a know-how on how to do the things and how they happen.
Mr. Davidson, how did the story of "The Odds" appear actually?
started from an article I read several years ago – about 17-year high
school students in Singapore, infatuated with illegal betting (in their
case: for the games of NBA) and about the problems one of the boys
encountered thanks to his addicition... But the story is also connected
with my own teenage years, when I was 17 or maybe even 16. I myself come
from a small town in Western part of Canad...
Let’s start with that – what do actually Stephen Aposolof’s “dirty movies” mean?
this type of movies that Apostolof has made, were called “dirty movies”
– that is to be distinguished from pornography, which precisely in
those years (early ‘70s) invaded the American cinema. Somehow all these
films enliven the atmosphere – such were the times: the 60s, experiments
with various drugs, rock music... This was a free time and this type of
erotic films, called s...
Let’s start with your character, Oded, who at one point began to question his everyday life...
of the things I love the most about cinema is that sometimes the most
mundane things, if you stare at them long enough, start to look unusual.
If we look deep enough at a regular chair, for example, at some point
it startsto seem like something completely unknown... If we start gazing
at things, in a moment we begin to ask questions: “What is a car?” – “A
big box with four...
Today the festival center Matti'D was invaded by the directors David Mackenzie, Dragomir Sholev, Jan Cvitković and the producer Marc Baschet
from the International feature films jury. Mackenzie and Cvitković
said that they expect to watch fresh films, which are typical for young
filmmakers – not films with speciffic special effects, but films that
are work in the reality they create, brave, honest and beautiful. Mark
Baschet said he expects from the short films in the Jameson comp...
Undoubtedly one of the most distinctive and original directors in
Slovenian cinema, Jan Cvitković, is an old friend of SIFF. Among the
many international festival awards that his films Bread and Milk and Gravehopping gatnered, is No Man’s Land
in the Balkan competition at the SIFF. This year Jan Cvitković comes to
the festival as a mem¬ber of the International Jury as well as with his
new movie Archeo. Archeo
(produced by Jozko Rutar, who also arrives for the 16th edition o...
Undoubtedly the most discussed film in the Russian independent cinema over the past year, Generation P,
is one of those Clockwork Oranges, which have influence both on
intelligent and critical audience, and on the mass audience. Of course,
many purists and utter pedants concerning the Pelevin’s novels denied it
immediately. The same happens, probably, with all more daring films,
based on the works of cult authors. Anyway, the most important thing is
that Ginzburg has made a success...
After 15 successful editions of the Sofia International Film Festival, what more can surprise the viewers and loyal moviegoers?
Kitanov: Contrary to the economic stagnation, we remain true to
ourselves –over-ambitious and responsible in the selection of movie
titles and guests. The viewers will be surprised by the huge choice of
quality films and numerous guests of the festival, including “Oscar”
winners and the most prestigious film awards. There is no turning bac...
Hello Friends, Colleagues, and Supporters from Camerado producer Jason Rosette and the 'Freedom Deal' Feature Film Team in Cambodia:
We are happy to share two New Important Developments regarding our SE Asian Vietnam War-era feature drama, 'Freedom Deal' (www.freedomdealmovie.com), taking place in Cambodia during Nixon's 1970 Cambodia incursion.
1) We now welcome onboard a talented, UK-based co-producer for the project, Alec Cheschi; Alec worked with us a few years ago when he ...
Legendary DEVO Rock Band Co-Founder Robert Lewis Advises Music and US Story Elements for 1970’s Cambodian Indie Vietnam War-era Feature Film 'FREEDOM DEAL' Launching Pioneering International Crowd Funding Campaign
Cambodian Vietnam War-era Feature Film 'FREEDOM DEAL' Counters Lack of Local Production Financing and Infrastructure With International Online ‘Crowd Funding’ Campaign, the First of its Kind for a Cambodia-Based Feature Film.
May 14, Phnom Penh Cambodia
Cambodian Feature Film FREEDOM DEAL Fights Funding Challenges, Lack of Cinema InfrastructureCambodian Feature Film FREEDOM DEAL Fights Funding Challenges, Lack of Cinema Infrastructure, and Sluggish Global Economy to Reveal the Untold Story of the Secret 1970 US War in Cambodia
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Stern_Kid_NIxon_SoldierPRLog (Press Release) - May 03, 2012 - May 3, Phnom Penh Cambodia
A group of Khmer and Foreign filmmakers and artists, including a ...
"INTERCEPTED TRANSMISSION FROM CAMBODIA", highlighting the fundraising efforts of the independent Cambodian-based Vietnam War era feature; FREEDOM DEAL, currently in fundraising development stages to shoot in Cambodia, through our crowdfunding platform at IndiGogo @ http://igg.me/p/101764?a=207478, and through other direct means.
This novel reworking of a pre-existing work, ('Apocalypse Now') with sig ...
By Maria Esteves – May 2, 2012
Petri Kotwica (PK) is a writer, editor, actor, and award-winning filmmaker from Finland. His passion for film art began as a child. Kotwica has edited, written, and appeared in numerous films. Kotwica directed Homesick (Koti-ikävä) received 12 awards, Black Ice (Musta jaa) received 6 awards, Las Nueve Vidas, and Force Majeure. His television series include Alamaailma Trilogia: Lakimies and Runoraati. Kotwica’s latest powerful technology thriller RAT KING ...
Omer Pasha, now a complete multimedia man has more
than 1000 music videos/short movies and videos over the web. Omer Pasha
produces all his work in Vancouver, BC Canada and is part of Cannes
Market every year in Cannes. Omer Pasha movies cover major colossal
themes of mystery, psychedelic animation, sex, erotica, women, fashion,
religion, art, action, thriller, horror, funny and futuristic upbeat
racy videos/short films.
Vancouver,BC , April 19, 2012
Fest 21 (Suzanne Lynch) sat down with Malgoska Szumowska and Joanna Kulig, the director/co-writer and young co-star of ELLES, a film in which Juliette Binoche plays a journalist from Elle magazine (and bourgeouis housewife) who becomes too close to her subjects while researching an article on student prostitution in Paris.
The film (which hints at voyeurism repeatedly in brief gotcha moments) features a stringy-haired and perpetually stressed-out Anne (as tightly plugged int...
The Kill Hole (2011): Chadwick Boseman (Lt. Samuel Drake); Mischa Webley - Director / Writer; Tory Kittles (Sgt. Devon Carter).
'THE KILL HOLE'- An interview with Mischa, Chadwick and Tory.
‘The film begins with the title’, I always say, and in the case of the film THE KILL HOLE (2011), a better title could not have been chosen for this eccentric metaphysical drama by American director Mischa Webley. The film is about two diametrically opposed war veterans- Lt. Samuel Drake (played by Chadwick Boseman) and Sgt. Devin Carter (Tory Kittles)- who each experience their traumatic Iraq wa...