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Composer Alexandre Desplat President of the International Jury of the Venezia 71 Competition

< Back it is the first time a film composer chairs the Jury for the competition of the Venice Film Festival   the Jury will award the Golden Lion for Best Film Alexandre Desplat (photo: Brigitte Lacombe), the internationally renowned French film composer, will be the president of the International Jury for the Competition of the 71st Venice International Film Festival (27 August – 6 September 2014), which will award the Golden Lion...

JASMINA BOJIC, Founder and Executive Director of the United Nations Association Film Festival (UNAFF), awarded UNESCO's Fellini

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The International Council for Film, Television and Audiovisual Communication (ICFT) presented at the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) headquarters in Paris the UNESCO Fellini Medal to Jasmina Bojic, Founder and Executive Director of the United Nations Association Film Festival (UNAFF), in recognition of her exceptional contribution in promoting the principles of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights through the art of document...

Norm Bolen becomes the newest chair of the NSI board of directors

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The National Screen Institute – Canada (NSI) is pleased to announce the election of Norm Bolen as the newest chair of the NSI board of directors, with Prem Gill serving as vice-chair. Raja Khanna and Brad Pelman, co-chairs since 2009, will remain on the board. “I am so pleased about the opportunity to chair such a well-respected board that represents all facets of the screen industry,” said Norm. “NSI staff and faculty continue to deliver m...

Woody Allen's performances extracted from all his movies on the occasion of World Kissing Day July 6 2014

Woody Allen's performances extracted from all his movies on the occasion of World Kissing Day July 6 2014 you can find here: This is part of iwoody.pl project hosted by Dariusz Zawislak film director and producer of "Happy Birthday Woody Allen & Keep Going!" together with the young artists from Academy of Fine Arts from prfessor Szymanski Studio of Alternative Imaging ...

Zurich Film Festival will honor Hans Zimmer

Hans Zimmer   The third International Film Music Competition will be held during the 10th Zurich Film Festival and will bring with it legendary cinema composer Hans Zimmer, who will be honoured with a special Lifetime Award.   The International Film Music Competition is an exceedingly popular, one-of-a-kind program running congruently with ZFF’s ‘celebration of cinema’ and is organized and run in collaboration with Forum Filmmusik and the Tonhalle-Orchester Z&uu...

10 Ways to Make Distributors Totally Hate Your Guts - by Elliott Grove

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We thought this was interesting! So we are sharing!     10 Ways to Make Distributors Totally Hate Your Guts by Elliot Grove   Here are 10 ways to really annoy distributors.   1) Make it nearly impossible for a distributor to see your film Let’s say a potential film buyer misses the one and only screening of&nbs...

In the Blink of His Eye: Walter Murch Makes It Look Easy, Film Editing’s Genius

By Quendrith Johnson   Sometimes you forget how intricate filmmaking is based on how easy it all appears on screen. And along comes someone like Oscar winning editor/sound-pioneer Walter Murch who throws light on every aspect that makes cinema loved worldwide. On the nuances of sound design, Murch off-handedly lays down the fundamentals of an art he actually helped shape.  “My mantra is: ‘clarity and density.’ If something in a film is too dense (too rich or intr...

Love Steaks Grand Prize Winner at First Time Fest 2014

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By Maria Esteves – June 26, 2014 FIRST TIME FEST: The Second Time Around (FTF 2014) Gala Awards for extraordinary achievements in cinema by first time international filmmakers hosted by director of programming David Schwartz, First Time Fest, commenced Monday, April 7, 2014, 7:00pm at 42 West, New York. The Grand Prize Award presented by co-founders Johanna Bennett and Mandy Ward, First Time Fest, went to LOVE STEAKS, directed by Jakob Lass. The John Huston Award for outstanding achievem...

Bill Plympton & Laurie Gordon interviewed at TV 8 MontBlanc with Alain Zirah - Annecy 2014

On le Cynge boat docked on beautiful blue green glacial lake Annecy at the OFF Annecy during the Annecy International Film Festival. Watch as this talk show takes place in the most casual fun filled manner in the Savoie region of France.   Impromptu moments and unrehearsed interviews made for a super delightful gathering of animators, musicians and film lovers. Why is Annecy so much fun? Just because!  ...

There’s Only One Nikki Finke & She Doesn’t Share Power

by Quendrith Johnson, Los Angeles Correspondent Okay, so that headline is stolen from Peter Jackson’s “The Lord of the Rings, Fellowship of the Ring” when Gandalf addresses Saruman, but it does relate to the current fracas between Deadline founder and Editor Emeritus Nikki Finke, her old employer Jay Penske (who also owns Variety), and the editorial team of Peter Bart and Mike Fleming in place at Finke’s former site since her ouster in late 2013. Without getting in th...

First Time Fest 2014: Opening Panel Women in Entertainment

By Maria Esteves – June 22, 2014 First Time Fest 2014: The Second Time Around (FTF 2014) Opening Panel Women in Entertainment, with celebrity panelists Brooke Shields, Carol Alt, Daphne Rubin-Vega and Rosie Perez moderated by Village Voice Anna Merilyn was held at NeueHouse, New York, Thursday, April 3, 5:00 PM. Presented by Royal Bank of Canada and hosted by NeueHouse, these amazing women discussed progress in recent years for women in the entertainment industry from working conditions ...

Sundance Institute Selects 20 Fellows for 2014

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Documentary Edit and Story Labs One of 10 Summer Labs the Institute will Lead for Independent Artists in Film and Theatre Park City, UT — Sundance Institute today announced the selection of 20 Fellows representing eight documentary film projects to participate in the 2014 Documentary Edit and Story Labs, June 20-28 and July 4-12 at Sundance Resort in Sundance, Utah. These are part of 10 residential Labs hosted by Sundance Institute this summer, collectively representing 15 weeks of resid...

Bas van der Ree assigned as Netherlands Film Commissioner

From July 1 2014 Bas van der Ree (1957) will head the Netherlands Film Commission, a new division of the Netherlands Film Fund.   The Netherlands Film Commission was launched in May 2014 at the International Cannes Film Festival alongside the new Netherlands Film Production Incentive. The simultaneous launch marked an integrated approach to the positioning of The Netherlands as a viable international production partner.   The Netherlands Film Commission serves as the mai...

Telluride Film Festival announces its 2014 Guest Directors, Guy Maddin and Kim Morgan

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Telluride Film Festival, presented by National Film Preserve LTD., is thrilled to announce its 2014 Guest Directors, Guy Maddin and Kim Morgan. The husband and wife team is set to select a series of films to present at the 41st Telluride Film Festival running over Labor Day Weekend, August 29 – September 1, 2014. The Guest Director program is sponsored by Audible.com.   Festival organizers annually select one of the world’s great film enthusiasts to join them in the creation o...

A petition for the liberation of the Iranian filmmaker Mahnaz Mohammadi

PETITION FOR THE LIBERATION OF MAHNAZ MOHAMMADI     Dear all, On June 7th, Iranian filmmaker Mahnaz Mohammadi was summoned by Sentence Enforcement Court of Evin Prison, in the North of Tehran, to be jailed, and the world took a little notice. This imprisonment is the last of a long line of troubles, wich begins with her arrest on June 27th 2011. At that time, The Film Disr...

Sundance - How & Why to Use YouTube a filmmakers experience shared on video for filmfestivals.com

Filmmaker Casey Neistat shares his experience on using youtube to promote self distribute movies   ...

John Sloss on Licensing and Distribution

John Sloss (born 1956) is an entertainment lawyer and film sales agent, who has executive produced over 50 films including the Academy Award-winning The Fog of War and Boys Don't Cry. Other credits include Bernie, City of Hope, Friends with Kids, A Scanner Darkly, Far From Heaven, and Before Sunrise. Through his companies Sloss Eckhouse LawCo and Cinetic Media, he has facilitated the sale and/or financing of films such as Lee Daniels' Precious, Napoleon Dynamite, The Kids Are All...

Stephen Frears to be honored by The Odessa International Film Festival

The Odessa International Film Festival (July 11 - 19, 2014) announces first guests and presents insights on its non-competitive program. Awards for films in development, presented at the Industry Office, have been raised. The Film Market for Ukrainian Films will be held from July 14 to 17, 2014. STEPHEN FREARS RETROSPECTIVE The honorary guest, Stephen Frears, will receive a Golden Duke for his contribution to motion picture arts during the festival’s Opening Ceremony. A retrosp...

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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. ...
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