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Jerôme Paillard launching the Mixers at the Fantastic Mixer Video excerpts

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Fantastic Mixer party at Plage des Palmes. Inaugural event launching in Cannes with Jerôme Paillard, Michel Waterhouse, Lloyd Kaufman mixing with more people: distributors, buyers and festivals. ...

Fashion TV in Cannes, at the Majestic Video Interview with Alona Fishbein

  FashionTV was very visible in Cannes this year with Michel Adam hosting guests in the lobby of the Majestic ...

The jury members for Annecy 2014.

The jury members had the delicate task of choosing among the competing films and bestowing 18 official awards, including the Cristal for short films and the Cristal for feature films.   Check out the jury members for Annecy 2014. Feature films Luiz Bolognesi Director, Brazil Rhonda Richford Correspondent The Hollywood Reporter USA ...

Honorary Award to Isao Takahata

This year, the Annecy Festival gave its Honorary Award to Isao Takahata, to celebrate his career and contribution to animation. Acclaimed filmmaker, this master of animation has created a number of master works including Grave of the Fireflies, Pompoko and My Neighbours the Yamadas. Along with Hayao Miyazaki and the Tokuma Shoten company, he also founded studio Ghibli, producer of such international successes as Princess Mononoke, Spirited Away and Th...

James Thurber, New Yorker's Harold Ross & Paul Bowles - A Martini DVD Binge

By Quendrith Johnson, Los Angeles Correspondent   What do John Updike and Fran Lebowitz have in common? They both discovered James Thurber, American humorist, at age 10. You will find this out by watching James Thurber: The Life and Hard Times, directed by Adam Van Doren, released June 17 on iTunes (also for sale as DVDs) from First Run Features. This visual non-guilty pleasure is teamed with co-incident releases, Top Hat & Tales: Harold Ross and the Making of The New Yorker (also ...

Annecy 2014 Interview with TELETOONS Carole Bonneau

What is TELETOON TV Network VP Carole Bonneau looking for at Annecy 2014? " In Conversation" with Laurie Gordon for Filmfestivals.com, Carole tells us what TELETOON is seeking and why it is important to stay connected to emerging talent.     Top Teletoon shows: TOP SHOWS MAX STEEL ULTIMATE SPIDERMAN ADVENTURE TIME DETENTIONAIRE Hulk and the Agents of SMASH AVENGERS ASSEMBLE SKATOONY AMAZING WORLD OF GUMBALL ANGRY BIRDS 6TEEN TOP GAMES REGULAR SHOW - PARK STRIKERS GRAV...

Edinburgh International Film Festival announces jurors chaired by Amos Gitai

Edinburgh International Film Festival (EIFF) is delighted to reveal details of 2014’s Juries: the Michael Powell Award Competition Jury; the International Competition Jury; the Documentary Competition Jury; the Short Film Competition Jury and the Student Critics Jury.   The Jury for the Michael Powell Award Competition for Best British Feature Film: Amos Gitai (Director; Chair) Nina Hoss (Actor) Michael Smiley (Actor/Writer/Comedian) The Michael Powell Award was inaugurated at...

Meet EFA Chairwoman Agnieszka Holland

A New Kind of Energy EFA Chairwoman Agnieszka Holland talks about her visions and ideas for the EFA. You have been elected as head of the EFA Board – that’s the first time the post goes to a filmmaker from Eastern Europe and the first time it goes to a woman! Is this the beginning of a new era? I would like to give some kind of new perspective and energy to the Academy. It's not so easy. To extend our activity we need more money and more involvement of younger members ...

EFA Board Initiates Letter to Russian Authorities

European Filmmakers Express Worry About Fate of Ukrainian Filmmaker Oleg Sentsov Upon an initiative by the Board of the European Film Academy, an illustrious group of European film professionals has signed the following letter to the the Russian authorities:    To    Vladimir Vladimirovich Putin - President of Russia  Sergey Evgenyevich Naryshkin – Chairman of the State Duma of the Russian Federation ...

Asghar Farhadi to preside 8th Asia Pacific Screen Awards Jury

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ASGHAR FARHADI ANNOUNCED AS PRESIDENT OF 8th ANNUAL APSA INTERNATIONAL JURY   Image: Asghar Farhadi at the 2011 Asia Pacific Screen Awards.   APSA is pleased to announce long time APSA Academy member and internationally renowned Iranian filmmaker Asghar Farhadi as President of the International Jury for the 2014 Awards in December.  A three-time APSA winner, Farhadi&...

How Many Hats Do You Wear to a Film Festival? OR Lost in Hebron

My Hat and Me Lost in Occupied Territory Hebron. Here I am with sun hat while in Israel for Musivision's pitch for I Spy My Father. Chosen as the Canadian Delegation in Israel 16th Co-Pro Documentary Screen Market. . Me and my BIG hat. LOST IN "OCCUPIED" territories - my hat occupied most of the space this afternoon. Was a bit freaky. The hat not quite right...fearing for my life somewhat and still looking like a dusty shop window - funny in a paradoxical way - can we call Hebro...

Let the community decide who to fund!

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We are an online competition that funds writers and filmmakers, both short and long format.   We are unique, in that we ask writers to judge filmmakers and filmmakers to judge writers.   The  winning filmmaker, as chosen by the screenwriters, chooses one of the top 10 scripts to buy and shoot, and we fund it with the entry fees.   ...

Highlights of the pedagogical team for the 5th edition of the EP2C workshop organised in Vienna

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EP2C is a project-based workshop addressed to producers and post-production supervisors. This workshop is taking an in-depth look at post-production challenges as well as related production and co-production issues. Over the course of one week, we will be exploring technical, financial and artistic post-production aspects in lectures, group sessions and individual meetings. Dates & venue: October 23-28, 2014 in Austria, Vienna Application deadline: June 21 (midnight), 2014 ...

2014 Obie Awards Acceptance Speech Videos

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By Maria Esteves - June 3, 2014 The 59th Annual 2014 Village Voice OBIE Awards (OBIES 2014) co-hosted by Award winning producer/actress Tamara Tunie, Spring Awakening, and Obie Award winner actor Hamish Linklater, The Crazy Ones, honoring theatrical excellence and achievements in Off-Broadway and Off-Off-Broadway commenced Monday, May 19, 8:00 pm at the historical Webster Hall ballroom, New York City. A gala reception with live music by The Blue Vipers of Brooklyn preceded the awards. The 201...

Revelation Perth International Film Festival announces new board members

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 Joining the Revelation Board is Perth based independent producer Liz Kearney. Fresh from the successful screening at Cannes of her first feature The Final Hours, Liz has previously produced short films and a chapter of the Tim Winton adapted book The Turning. Liz is currently in post production on her second feature Paper Planes – a children’s film starring Sam Worthington and Ed Oxenbould, produced with Robert Connolly and Maggie Miles. The board will also welcome director, w...

2014 Ischia Global @ Cannes : Sylvester Stallone to receive Ischia Legend Award

The entire set of actors from the film The Expandables 3 gave a huge power play on the red carpet in Cannes. Dolph Lundgren, Mel Gibson, director Patrick Hughes, actors Sylvester Stallone, Harrison Ford, Wesley Snipes, Kellan Lutz, Ronda Rousey, Kelsey Grammer, Glen Powell, Jason Statham, were in Cannes to promote their film. Expandables is also expected to play, following Cannes, at Ischia Global. Sylvester Stallone to receive the Ischia Legend Award. Today he joined Pascal...

A Cannes Interview with Darina Pavlova the Ischia Festival President...waiting for Stallone

Forgive the soft focus...cannes tension ...

Pupi Avati President of the twelfth edition of the Ischia Film Festival

The bolognese director at the cinema festival of Ischia Pupi Avati will be the chairman of the next edition of the festival dedicated to the location, conceived and directed by Michelangelo Messina. Awarded on the island of  Ischia in 2011 with the career coral Ciak , the Bolognese director will return, with his brother Antonio Avati,  to preside over the green island the twelfth edition of the film festival, which this year is rich of works in competition and international gue...

Meet Filmmakers at LAGFF

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MEET OUR FILMMAKERS AT BRUNCH WITH THE CONSUL GENERAL Gold Pass holders will have a chance to meet the visiting filmmakers over brunch at the home of Consul General Elisabeth Fotiadou on Friday, June 6, at 10 a.m. The attending filmmakers include: "I started shooting LOST IN BEWILDERNESS 30 years ago. There's something magical for me in capturing the whole arc of a character's life, as one would in a novel." Alexandra Anthon...

Berlinale Mourns the Loss of Helma Sanders-Brahms

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On May 27, 2014, German director, screenwriter and producer Helma Sanders-Brahms died after a long illness. She was one of the most important representatives of German post-war film. Her cinematic oeuvre includes 16 fictional films and seven documentaries.   Eight of her films were screened in the programme of the Berlin International Film Festival. In 1980 the fictional film Deutschland, bleiche Mutter (Germany, Pale Mother) celebrated its world premiere in the Competition of the Berlina...
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