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Interview with Connor Gaston Norman McLaren Award Winner for Best short film

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MONTREAL FILM F. 38o Connor Gaston Norman McLaren Award  Best short film Intervew by Leopoldo Soto   'TIL DEATH 2014, Couleur, Canada, Festival du film étudiant - compétition nationale    Équipe de production Réalisation : Connor Gaston Scénarisation : Ryan Bright Direction photo : Daniel Hogg Montage : Betty Lu, Erin McElvaine Interprètes : Cameron Little, Shani Pichette-Voung, Just...

Interview with best canadian animation winner YOSHINO AOKI, unordinary Journey in a an ordinary day.

BEST CANADIAN ANIMATION. YOSHINO AOKI, unordinary Journey in a an ordinary day. Inspired by Isaac Newton’s absolute time and space, the film is about a chain of unordinary events occurs in one old woman’s ordinary day. ...

Interview with Marta Serrano, The Memory of the Olive Trees

Interview by Leopoldo Soto LA MEMORIA DE LOS OLIVOS / THE MEMORY OF THE OLIVE TREES 2013, B/W, Spain, Focus on World Cinema    Production Team Director : Raúl Romera Morilla Screenwriter : Raúl Romera Morilla Cinematographer : Raúl Romera Morilla Editor : Raúl Romera Morilla Cast : Marta Serrano, Victor Lamas, Mireia Muguiondo, Max Blanco, Marisa D. Rivas, Antonio Augusto Music : Alberto Bracero Film p...

MONTREAL FFM Vanessa Quintanilla, "La ultima cena"

interview by Leopoldo Soto LA ULTIMA CENA / THE LAST SUPPER 2014, Colour, Mexico, World Competition      Production Team Director : Vanessa Quintanilla Cobo Screenwriter : Vanessa Quintanilla Cobo Cinematographer : Gerardo Montiel Klint, Fernando Montiel Klint Editor : Clementina Mantellini Cast : Rouzanna Lissovskaya Music : Pepe Stephens Film production and Sales : Prod. & Ventes/Sales: César Moheno Pl&aac...

Interview with Mike Camoin from Cinemaexchange.org

  ABOUT CAPITAL CINEMA CULTURAL EXCHANGE The Capital Cinema Cultural Exchange (CCCE), nicknamed "Triple C E", aims to   support dynamic cross-cultural exchange through film. Established in 2014, the Capital Cinema Cultural Exchange is a non-commercial initiative aimed at providing filmmakers with added skills, resources, and opportunities to enhance marketability and help them reach international audiences for their character-driven work. Whether the work is a shor...

Sayuri Yoshinaga on her first visit to Montreal with his film in competition Cape Nostalgia

S Sayuri Yoshinaga,one of the great actresses of modern Japanese cinema, winner of four Japan Film Academy awards, is in town to accompany director Izuru Narushima for the presentation of his CAPE NOSTALGIA in the Festival’s World Competition.             Star of over 100 films, Yoshinaga has been one of contemporary Japanese cinema’s most popular actresses since the 1960s, with her own personal fo...

DAVID MACMILLAN to receive a Career Achievement Award from Hollywood's most prestigious Cinema Audio Society (CAS)

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In case you are not viewing, access here.   It is a great honour for us to congratulate DAVID MACMILLAN,  as he has been invited to receive a Career Achievement Award from Hollywood's most prestigious Cinema Audio Society (CAS). CAS governs and recognizes all things in the art of cinematic sound recording and with 3 Academy Awards, 1 Bafta, 1 Emmy nomination and a career spanning 40 years with over 80 major motion pictures, this highest honor is a well deserved recognition. Co...

Producer Michael Shamberg to be honored with Zurich Film Festival's Career Achievement Award

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Shamberg Produced Dramedy WISH I WAS HERE selected as Gala Premiere, Joining A WALK AMONG THE TOMBSTONES    Two-time Oscar® nominated producer Michael Shamberg (“Erin Brochovich,” “Pulp Fiction,” “The Big Chill,” Contagion,” “A Fish Called Wanda,” “Django Unchained”) will be the recipient of The Zurich Film Festival’s coveted ‘Golden Eye’ award for lifetime achievements in cinema at this year&rsqu...

Producer Michael Shamberg to be honored with Zurich Film Festival's Career Achievement Award

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Shamberg Produced Dramedy WISH I WAS HERE selected as Gala Premiere, Joining A WALK AMONG THE TOMBSTONES     Zurich, Switzerland – August 27, 2014 – Two-time Oscar® nominated producer Michael Shamberg (“Erin Brochovich,” “Pulp Fiction,” “The Big Chill,” Contagion,” “A Fish Called Wanda,” “Django Unchained”) will be the recipient of The Zurich Film Festival’s coveted ‘Golden Eye’ award...

Pupi Avati in Montreal to present his latest film with Sharon Stone...Golden Boy

For its 38th edition, the Montreal World Film Festival is delighted to host the great director, screenwriter and Italian producer, Pupi Avati. The director is presenting UN RAGAZZO D’ORO (A Golden Boy) in the world competition, starring Sharon Stone and italiian actorRiccardo Scamarcio.             The World Competition feature film UN RAGAZZO D'ORO (A Golden Boy), tells the...

Gandhi director Attenborough leaves a rich legacy

            Gandhi director Richard Attenborough leaves a rich legacy Surviving ten testing years, actor-director-producer Lord Richard Attenborough (Life Peer-1993, CBE-1967, knighted-1976, Padma Bhushan-1983), breathed his last on 24 August 2014, five days short of his 91st birthday. For many in the film fraternity, the face of British cinema has faded out. For millions in India, it is the passing away of the Englishman who immortalised the Father of the Ind...

Eric Khoo to Head Singapore International Film Festival’s Southeast Asian Film Lab

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The Singapore International Film Festival (SGIFF) organizers have confirmed that award-winning director/producer Eric Khoo will head its first ever Southeast Asian Film Lab. Khoo, a familiar name in the Asian film industry, put Singapore on the international film map with his first feature film Mee Pok Man (1995), picking up prizes at Fukuoka, Pusan and Singapore. His second feature 12 Storeys (1997) won the Federation of International Film Critics (FIPRESCI) Award and ...

Philippe Mora will be Guest of Honor at the 21st Annual Oldenburg Film Festival

Australian Filmmaker Philippe Mora will be Guest of Honor at the 21st Annual Oldenburg Film Festival and Recipient of the 2014 German Independence Honorary Award. The Oldenburg International Film Festival enters its third decade! And with the Honorary Retrospective of Philippe Mora, it pays homage to one of the most astonishing and eclectic filmmakers of our time – a solo Australian Nouvelle Vague Artist, impassioned by a zealous quest for historical truths, and with an inextinguishable...

Stockholm International Film Festival 2014 dedicated to Lauren Bacall

This year’s Stockholm International Film Festival will be dedicated to Lauren Bacall, one of our times greatest stars, who was also the recipient of The Stockholm Lifetime Achievement Award in 2000.   Lauren Bacall was one of Hollywood’s greatest stars, known for her acting, her deep voice and her gaze. Her film debut in the 1944 “To Have and Have Not” made her famous and she quickly became a legend a term she resisted saying that was a reference to the pa...

Camerimage to pay tribute to John Alcott in 'Remembering the Masters' series

Camerimage, the International Film Festival of the Art of Cinematography, announced today that the late Oscar® winning cinematographer John Alcott will be commemorated at this year’s Festival as part of the special “Remembering the Masters” series.   A retrospective of Alcott’s award-winning body of work will be screened throughout the festival, which takes place November 15 – 22. Included in the retrospective series will be Alcott’s four-time Aca...

Liam Neeson is guest of honor at the 10th Zurich Film Festival

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 Academy Award® nominee Liam Neeson will present his latest film, the crime drama A WALK AMONG THE TOMBSTONES at this year’s Zurich Film Festival, celebrating its 10th anniversary and taking place September 25th – Oct 5th.   A WALK AMONG THE TOMBSTONES has been selected to screen in the Gala Premieres section of the Festival, on the evening of Friday, October 3rd at the Cinema corso.   Based on Lawrence Block’s bestselling series of mystery novels, A WALK...

If You Loved Him in "Lucy", Korea's 'Robert De Niro' Choi Min-Sik Is "The Admiral" Next!

  by Quendrith Johnson, Los Angeles Correspondent   Though the nickname may be over the top, actor Choi Min-Sik is often called the 'Robert De Niro' of Korea, and with the villain he plays opposite Scarlett Johansson in Luc Besson's box office smash LUCY, you can see why some people would say this of him. Okay, okay, he is much younger (52) and some say better looking than Robert De Niro, but audiences sometimes need a peg to appreciate an international actor. With hi...

Robin Williams joins Dead Poets’ Society

Thatman Robin joins Dead Poets’ Society Comedy is heart wrenching, and can be fatal. For the comedian, that is. As it was, for Robin, the genius, who ended his 37-year career, and his 63-year life, by apparently killing himself, on 11 August 2014, at his home. What really killed him? Cocaine? Alcohol? Depression? Parkinson's? Maybe a combination of all. But cinema lost one of its most versatile, innovative actors, who was also incomparable in his wit, mimicry and motor-mouth reparte...

Roman Polanski forgoes Festival del film Locarno appearance

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    The Festival del film Locarno regrets to announce that Roman Polanski has decided to cancel his visit to its 67th edition. Only a short while ago, the leadership of the Festival has received the following message from Roman Polanski (in Italian):  ”Dear Friends, I am sorry to inform you that having considered the extent to which my planned appearance at the Locar...

Comedy’s Dark Day, 8/11, The Death of Robin Williams

by Quendrith Johnson, Los Angeles Correspondent Traditional obituaries are hard to write for comedians, especially legends like Robin Williams (July 21, 1951 - Aug. 11, 2014) who died today, because they have all died so many times. First they all die, then, if they are lucky like the late great fast-talker Robin Williams, they learn to “kill.”    But today 8/11 the giant killer, the phenomenon who was the heir to all the gifts of Lenny Bruce, Jonathan Winters, George ...

Berlinale Talents: Florian Weghorn is the new programme manager / Application round for Berlinale Talents 2015 underway

Florian_Weghorn-Copyright_Gerhard_Kassner On July 1, 2014, Florian Weghorn took over as programme manager for Berlinale Talents. Weghorn was formerly deputy head of the section Generation. Together with project manager Christine Tröstrum, Florian Weghorn will be responsible for the general direction of Berlinale Talents for the future.   "Florian Weghorn brings his programming experience and knowledge of the festival to Berlinale Talents. We're very happy that through him...

Roman Polanski, the film Maestro at Locarno

© Guy Ferrandis   One of the most influential figures in film history, Roman Polanski, accompanied by the actress Emmanuelle Seigner, will be a guest of honor at the 67° Festival del film Locarno, where he will give a talk about film that is open to the public. Director, actor, producer and screenwriter, Roman Polanski has had a profound impact on the history of modern cinema. His unmistakable humor and ability to master such a range of different styles, while always retain...

From Shock to Anger: The Case of Oleg Sentsov

  Ukrainian filmmaker Oleg Sentsov, who has been involved in supporting the Euro Maidan protests in Kiev and has opposed the annexation of Crimea by Russia, was arrested by the Federal Security Service of the Russian Federation (FSB) in his house in Simferopol on 10 May and brought to Moscow where he is still detained and awaiting trial. Continuing our series introducing the members of the Board of the European Film Academy, EFA Deputy Chairman Mike Downey (pictured) talks about Se...
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