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Video capture from Berlinale Talents 2016 conference "Animated Gifts: Welcome to Cartoon Saloon"

Tomm Moore's THE SECRET OF KELLS  Director, illustrator and animator Tomm Moore has enchanted audiences of all ages with his Oscar-nominated feature films The Secret of Kells and Song of the Sea. He was recently honored with the European Film Award. A co-founder of Kilkenny-based studio Cartoon Saloon, Moore is deserving of the comparisons drawn to Japanese master Hayao Miyazaki and his Studio Ghibli, resuscitating stories and characters of Irish folklore through a mix of animation t...

Look back at IAD Poster 2015 – created by Rastko Ciric

        Rastko Ciric http://www.rastkociric.com/ A very nice initiative from The International Animation Day: Each year a famous animator is selected to create the poster of IAD. Previous posters were created by well known animators such as Iouri Tcherenkov, Paul Driessen, Abi Feijo, Eric Ledune, Noureddin Zarrinkelk, Michel Ocelot, Nina Paley, Raoul Servais, Ihab Shaker and Gianluigi Toccafondo. ...

Sino-European Production Seminar wraps with optimistic outlook for Chinese-European co-productions

  copyright: Christian Lima Dehne On Wednesday, 17th February 2016 the European Film Market and Bridging the Dragon in cooperation with Movie View successfully wrapped the first Sino-European Production Seminar for selected European producers who are developing feature film projects with China. Among the 42 participants from Austria, China, Denmark, France, Germany, Finland, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Spain, UK were Ulf Israel (Senator Film Produktion), Segole...

Morgan Freeman, John Legend to present along with J.J. Abrams, Sacha Baron Cohen and Henry Cavill for the 88th Oscars® telecast

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Oscar® winners Morgan Freeman and John Legend have been added to the list of presenters along with J.J. Abrams, Sacha Baron Cohen and Henry Cavill for the 88th Oscars® telecast. Oscar producers David Hill and Reginald Hudlin also announced a special performance by Dave Grohl for the 88th annual event, hosted by Chris Rock, airing live Oscar Sunday, February 28, on ABC.   The most recent list of presenters marks the return of Sacha Baron Cohen, Morgan Freeman and John...

Producers David Hill and Reginald Hudlin today announced 14 key members of the production team for the 88th Oscars®

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Producers David Hill and Reginald Hudlin today announced 14 key members of the production team for the 88th Oscars®, which will air live on Sunday, February 28, on ABC. This year, Glenn Weiss makes his Oscar® telecast debut as director.  Weiss has directed numerous televised events, including 15 Tony Awards® shows, for which he has garnered three directing Emmys®.  Other directing credits include the “38th Annual Kennedy Center Honors,” “Billboard...

Colin Farrell and the Lobster to close CRAIC FEST March 5 NYC

Since 1999 the Craic Fest has been the premier Irish film and music festival in the U.S. This year is no exception with an eclectic mix of Irish features, documentaries and short films.    This year marks the 18th annual Craic Fest, presented by Castle Brands and Stella Artois. Opening night is the NY premier of Irish boxing documentary Hardy (about the local Irish female boxer Heather “The Heat” Hardy) Heather and Director Natasha Varma will be in attendance for Q...

Watch an Answer to #OscarsSoWhite...hilarious and serious too....from Lloyd Kaufman

Lloyd Kaufman and The Troma Team have AT LAST found a solution to the diversity problem found in the Academy Awards... watch this video to discover the answer to #OSCARSSOWHITE and remember to check out TROMA NOW at http://watch.troma.com ...

A new governance for Cinemed with ex minister Aurélie Filippetti onboard

Christophe Leparc and Aurélie Filippetti © Montpellier Méditerranée Métropole     On Friday 19th of February, 2016, Philippe Saurel, Mayor of Montpellier and President of Montpellier Méditerranée Métropole, announced the new governance structure for Cinemed, Mediterranean Film Festival of Montpellier. Auré...

Video highlights from DFFB Reception honoring Ben Gibson its new director

Ben Gibson, Director of schools, Bodo Knapheide, Head of Studies and Edith Forster, Head of Administration  A wine reception was held on the top floor of DFFB in front of industry, students and staff of Berlin’s German Film & Television Academy (dffb) in honour of newly appointed Director Ben Gibson? former director of the London Film School (LFS), he was also the founder of Making Waves program . He is the first non german to hold this po...

Interview with actor David Lipper who plays a Nazi villain

Bruno Chatelin (filmfestivals.com co founder) spoke with David Lipper in Berlin at the World Market Pemiere during EFM 2016. David told us how he was casted by Anthony Hickox to play a Nazi in Vienna trying to recover Hitler's drawing sold to a famous art collector. The film is a 84 minutes chase after the vanished painting of Hitler's dog "prinz" with kick some stunning as action sequences, (lots of slow motion , jackson Pollock style; along love and romance during the exod...

Interview with Michel Adam, founder of FashionTV, writer producer of Exodus to Shanghai

Michel Adam sat down with filmfestivals.com to explain his motivations for this very personal story, what he heard from his family about theses events in Vienna, and how he wrote about it with Anthony Hickox, the director. ...

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...

Charlize Theron attended the Cinema For Peace Gala 2016 during the 66th Berlinale

Hermann Buehlbecker (L) and Charlize Theron (C) attend the Cinema For Peace Gala 2016 during the 66th Berlinale International Film Festival on February 15, 2016 in Berlin, Germany. (Photo by Gisela Schober/Getty Images for Cinema For Peace) Charlize Theron attends the Cinema For Peace Gala 2016 during the 66th Berlinale International Film Festival on February 15, 2016 in Berlin, Germany. (Photo by Gisela Schober/Getty Images for Cinema For Peace) Shirin Ebadi attends the Cinema For Peac...

Fashion Hong Kong RTW F/W 2016 Runway Show

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By Maria Esteves – February 21, 2016 Fashion Hong Kong Ready-To-Wear Fall/Winter 2016 runway show was held at Skylight Moynihan Station, New York, Friday, February 12, 2016. Presented by Hong Kong Trade Development Council, the extraordinary designers who debut during New York Fashion Week were LOOM LOOP by Polly Ho, HARRISON WONG and HIDY N.G. Fashion Hong Hong collection is available at Splashlight Studios, New York. LOOM LOOP androgynous collection inspired by a Chinese legend...

Winners with a smile and a bear

Gianfranco Rosi Fuocoammare (Fire at Sea) Tomasz Wasilewski for Zjednoczone stany miłości(United States of Love) Mark Lee Ping-Bing for the cinematography in Chang Jiang Tu (Crosscurrent) by Yang Chao Majd Mastour in Inhebbek Hedi (Hedi) by Mohamed Ben Attia Trine Dyrholm in Kollektivet (The Commune) by Thomas Vinterberg Mia Hansen-Løve for L‘avenir (Things to Come) Hel...

Leonor Teles is the youngest director ever to win the Golden Bear

Portuguese Leonor Teles is the youngest director ever to win the Golden Bear for best short film at the Berlinale. A double achievement, since Batrachian's Ballad is her first film outside film school. Batrachian's Ballad charmed the Jury of the International Short Film Competition at the Berlinale, which awarded it the grand prize, and also the public - the ovations at the sold out theaters leave no room for doubt. A film produced by Uma pedra no sapato/Filipa Reis/João Mill...

Short Film Winners Berlinale 2016

  Golden Bear for Best Short Film Balada de um Batráquio(Batrachian's Ballad) by Leonor Teles Silver Bear Jury Prize (Short Film) A Man Returned by Mahdi Fleifel Audi Short Film Award Jin zhi xia mao  (Anchorage Prohibited) by Chiang Wei Liang Berlin Short Film Nominee for the European Film Awards 2016 © Mahdi Fleif...

A Dragon Arrives | Video Highlights Press Conference | Berlinale 2016

An orange Chevrolet Impala drives across a cemetery towards an abandoned shipwreck in the middle of a desert landscape. It is the 22nd of January, 1965. The day before, the Iranian prime minister was shot dead in front of the parliament building. Inside the wreck, a banished political prisoner has hung himself. The walls are covered in diary entries, literary quotes and strange symbols. Can they help Police Inspector Babak Hafizi in his investigations? Will they shed any light on why there is ...

Saint Amour | Video Highlights Press Conference | Berlinale 2016

Highlights Press Conference SAINT AMOUR by Benoît Delepine & Gustave Kervern at the 66th Berlin International Film Festival.  Benoît Delépine (Director, Scriptwriter, Producer)  For Bruno, the agricultural show in Paris marks the high point of his year since it means he can go on a wine tasting tour through France’s wine-growing regions and drink his way from one stand to the next without even leaving the exhibition hall. His father Jean apparentl...

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Berlinale Talents 2016: A Tribute to Talent in Today’s World of Film

On Thursday evening, February 18, the 14th edition of Berlinale Talents came to a successful close with the master class of Oscar-winning director Alex Gibney. During the six-day event, 300 film creatives and over 150 internationally renowned experts turned the HAU Hebbel am Ufer into a hub for networking, intercultural exchange and discussing the latest trends in film.  Alex Gibney   Under its theme “The Nature of Relations”, Berlinale Talents explored the inne...

POWER | Debate #2 | Woche der Kritik 2016

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Berlin Critics' Week | Friday, February 12th | http://wochederkritik.de In the face of political power and its violence, digital imagery is in an asymmetric position. It does, however, challenge power relations within cinema. To what aim and how? Debate guests: Fadi Abdelnour (Artistic Director of Alfilm Film Festival), Heba Amin (Artist/filmmaker), Jay Weissberg (Variety film critic and Artistic Director of Pordenone Silent Film Festival). Moderator: Joseph Fahim (Woche der K...

AURA | Video Debate #1 | Woche der Kritik 2016

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Berlin Critics' Week | Thursday, February 11th | wochederkritik.de Film adds to the lives of bodies, uses their aura, turns them into myths. Whether and how these myths can be controlled, is both a political and an aesthetic question. Debate guests: Zahra Vargas (Director, La fin d'Homère), Pablo Agüero (Director of Eva doesn't sleep), Pamela Biénzobas (Film critic, Revista de cine MABUSE), Richard Brody (Movies editor, The New Yorker), Kiva Reardon (Foun...

Filmed interview with director Anthony Hickox at the 66. Berlinale for Exodus to Shanghai

Exodus to Shanghai had it’s market premiere at the Deutsche Film und Fernsehakademie, 66. Berlinale on Friday, February 12. Based on true events, Exodus to Shanghai is a love story of West loves East, Jews and Chinese united with violins, interrupted by the Nazi invasion of Austria in 1938. Even Hitler is not powerful enough to break the love. When Hitler invades Austria in 1938, Jews must make an Exodus from Vienna. Only the Chinese Consul of Vienna, Dr. Fen...

German actor Markus von Lingen on video at the 66. Berlinale for Exodus to Shanghai:

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After the successful screening of Exodus to Shanghai at the 66. Berlinale,  the cast attended  the FashonTV After Party at THE PEARL in Berlin. German actor Markus von Lingen, plays Hermann Deutsch, a sadistic evil mastermind elected as the leader of Führer Museum project to recuperate all paintings, especially that of ‘Prinz’ painted by Hitler himself of his first German shepherd and true love. With his companion Kurt, he terrorizes a...
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