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registered members of the Conference will gather in the Hyatt Regency for a party sponsored by Wordpress on Wonderful Women.
Don’t miss out on libations and hors d’oeuvres courtesy of WordPress! There will also be a special mix from DJ Taz!
When: Monday December 8th, 2014
Time: 5:00 PM
Where: Tradeshow Floor, Hyatt Regency Austin
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Based on true events, Eyes of a Thief directed by Najwa Najjar, follows the journey of a mysterious man at the height of the Palestinian Uprising, in 2002. After Tarek is being treated by local nuns, who help him escape, he's soon arrested by Israeli soldiers. Ten years later, he is released from prison and returns to his town, a place transformed by drastic changes. He sets off to find his daughter Nur. As secrets are uncovered, light is shed on the stifling nature of contemporary Palestini...
INTERVIEW: Nima Javidi, director of Melbourne, Opening Film of Venice71 Critics Week
Director Nima Javidi opened this year's Critics Week at the 71st Venice Film Festival with his debut feature Melbourne, telling the story of a couple in contemporary Iran whose planned migration to Melbourne is prevented by an unfortunate event few hours before departure. Javidi is the director of six short films and two documentaries. He is mainly known in Iran for his work on televisioncomm...
Meet the Executive Board
Hector has been a fan, volunteer and financial supporter of the festival for longer than he can remember. He began serving on the Board of Directors in 2012. He brings executive zeal and experience serving other non-profit boards to the team. He remains an community leader and avid Austinite focusing on sustaining the city's community, charm and appeal.
Denise Garza Steusloff
Denise's involvement with the festival b...
Information for EFA Members
The self-nomination procedure being concluded, it is our pleasure to present to you the candidates for the EFA Board elections 2014. We wish to thank all candidates for their commitment!
How to vote:
Click here: EFA Members' Area
and enter your membership number
If you don't remember your password, you can simply request a new one by clicking on &l...
This year’s EUROPEAN CO-PRODUCTION AWARD – Prix EURIMAGES, an award acknowledging the decisive role of co-productions in the European film industry, goes to Irish producer Ed Guiney.
Ed Guiney co-founded Element Pictures with Andrew Lowe in 2001. Today, Element has offices in Dublin and London, working across production, distribution, and exhibition.
Element has been involved in the production and distribution of over 30 feature films. Current and upcoming Element pr...
The French director will head the jury of the upcoming edition of MyFrenchFilmFestival, the world's first Online French Film Festival organized by UniFrance Films, which will take place from January 16 through February 16, 2015.
Ten French feature films and ten French shorts will be presented in competition during the 5th MyFrenchFilmFestival.com. Web users around the world will be invited to view these films and to publish their comments on the website myfrenchfilmfestival.com. The websi...
Tai Lavin Burkholder has joined the staff of the Annapolis Film Festival as Festival Producer. A feature film producer with over 15 years of experience, Tai Burkholder is the Producer of two separate films that premiered at The Sundance Film Festival, including That's What She Said starring Anne Heche. She has worked on dozens of films as Producer, Line Producer, or Production Supervisor and has worked with names such as Collin Firth, Emily Blunt, and Hilary Swank.
by Quendrith Johnson, Los Angeles Correspondent
As Demi Moore is whisked outside the back of Bacara Resort & Spa with an entourage after the fete for Jessica Lange, who just received the Kirk Douglas Award for Excellence in Film at the Santa Barbara International Film Festival, the words of her “three daughters” still float on the crisp night air.
During the ceremony, after 38 years of clips unspool starring the wildly talented Lange, Moore will break the dramatic tensi...
Rob Marshall and Sophia Loren reminisce about the iconic Jayne Mansfield photograph. Surprise guest, Sofía Vergara salutes Loren at A TRIBUTE TO SOPHIA LOREN at AFI FEST presented by Audi.
Actresses Kristen Stewart and Julianne Moore walk the red carpet for STILL ALICE at AFI FEST presented by Audi.
Roy Anderson and ice sculpture
At the inauguration of the Stockholm International Film Festival last week, two ice sculptures created by renowned Chinese artist Ai Weiwei were unveiled. Each in the shape of a lion, the two sculptures embody the Spotlight theme of this year’s festival: HOPE.
The ice sculptures have got a lot of attention since the unveiling on November 4. Actors, directors, festival visitors as well as the public have been showing their support for Ai Weiwei, by ta...
by Quendrith Johnson, Los Angeles Correspondent
Between Charlton Heston on Jan. 8 at #119 and Kirk Douglas on Nov. 1 at #121 in 1962, Sophia Loren would be the #120th handprint and footprint ceremony at famed The Chinese in Hollywood on July 26, 1962. She was 28 years old, and Natalie Wood had received her star the year prior. The next year a joint ceremony would be held for the dynamic and wildly popular married duo of Paul Newman and Joanne Woodward. But Sophia Loren’s hands had barel...
Hoje eu quero voltar sozinho (The Way He Looks) is a film focusing on the awakening of the sexuality of a blind teenager.
Country of Origin: Brazil
Running Time: 96 minutes
Official Brazilian Entry Foreign Language Film 87th Academy Awards
Winner of the FIPRESCI Prize and Teddy Award, Berlin International Film Festival
Winner, Audience Award, Frameline Film Festival
Winner, Audience Award, Outfest
Winner, Audience Award for Best Feature, NewFest
The Way he Looks is...
In a capacity-filled ballroom at AFM last year, Producer/Agent Cassian Elwes and Exclusive Media Group President Tobin Armbrust served as judges when Jeruvia presented his 2-minute pitch "Rain" about three love stories that unfold during a rainstorm.
Jeruvia emerged as the winner of the 2013 American Film Market Pitch Conference Competition, and returned to 2014 AFM to announce a picture deal for a Chinese theatrical release. “Rain” will be adapted into Ma...
Nov 11 saw the last of this year’s Producer Forums, where the following topics were discussed with our industry elites.
Jonathan Wolf attends the 2014 American Film Market (AFM) Producers Forum at the Le Merigot Hotel on Tuesday, Nov. 11, in Santa Monica, Calif. (Photo by Alexandra Wyman/Invision for IFTA/AP Images)
“Making Your Budget Work”
· Speaker: Jenny Hinkey, Producer, “Veronica Mars&rdq...
Richard Abramowitz, and from left, Adam Leipzig, Russell Schwartz, Sam Toles, Dylan Wiley and Nicolas Gonda attend the 2014 American Film Market (AFM) Distribution Conference at the Fairmont Hotel on Tuesday, Nov. 11, in Santa Monica, Calif. (Photo by Alexandra Wyman/Invision for IFTA/AP Images)
The second of the two sessions addressed the topic of “DIY Distribution: Finding Your Film’s Audience and Digital Niche” with moderator Russell Schwartz, President, Domestic M...
Presenters include Destin Cretton, Ava DuVernay, Eva Marie Saint and Kirsten “Kiwi” Smith
Actors Clancy Brown, Ansel Elgort, Jack O’Connell and Tessa Thompson will perform a live reading of selected scenes from the four winning scripts at the 2014 Academy Nicholl Fellowships in Screenwriting Awards Presentation & Live Read on Thursday, November 13, at 7:30 p.m., at the Samuel Goldwyn Theater in Beverly Hills. For the second consecutive year, the event will ...
NORMAN MCLAREN – 100 YEARS OF ANIMATING THE WORLD
The centenary of pioneering animator, artist, and musician Norman McLaren has been marked by the Centre for the Moving Image (CMI) in conjunction with the National Film Board of Canada with a ground-breaking, nationwide celebration of McLaren’s life and work.
More than 62,000 people took part in over 80 events, ranging from exhibitions, screenings, workshops and performances at 41 venues in Stirling, Glasgow, Edinbur...
Our Life - Words with Gods
Los Cabos International Film Festival proudly confirms the presence of Emir Kusturica, Serbian director, writer, producer, actor and musician, at the Gala of Words with Gods.
The acclaimed filmmaker directed Our Life, one of the 9 short films of Words with Gods, which narrates how humanity has created the best idea of 'God'. In addition to discussing orthodox Christianity, he creates the image of a man who always sacrifices himself for his o...
As of January 1 2015 Els Rientjes will take on the new role of Sustainability Manager for the Dutch film industry.
The Netherlands Film Fund is facilitating this new position, which is considered an important step towards a greener Dutch film industry. Els Rientjes will stimulate the sustainable production of projects that receive production support from the Fund. She will also share relevant knowledge on sustainable innovation within the (international) film industry with Dutch...
The first European tribute to the actor, known all over the world for films such as “Life of Pi”, “The Millionaire”, “The Amazing Spiderman”, “A Mighty Heart” and the HBO series “In Treatment”.
Indian star Irrfan Khan will be the special guest of the 14th River to River Florence Indian Film Festival, the only festival in Italy totally devoted to Indian cinema, who will be celebrated with the first European tribute to his films. Taki...
Asia TV Forum & Market (ATF), Asia’s leading entertainment content market announces today that Ma Dong, Chief Content Officer of Baidu’s IQIYI, will deliver an Asia Media Keynote speech “Digital China: The New Storyteller – IQIYI” on 9 December 2014.
For the third consecutive year, ATF 2014 will be held in conjunction with ScreenSingapore 2014. The four-day conference programme will take place from 9 to 12 December 2014 at Marina Bay Sands Expo and Conv...
INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION PROGRAMME JURY
Kati Outinen, Finland
Katie Outinen has worked after graduating from Theatre Academy in Helsinki 1984 in several theatres (Komteatteri, Helsinki City theatre and Ryhmäteatteri among others) and in radio theatre, where she also wrote. She worked from 2002 to 2013 as a Professor of acting in Helsinki Theatre Academy.
Kati Outinen has participated in about 50 films over the years. The most impo...
Africa has beautiful stories to tell, says Peace Anyiam-Osigwe. At 16 years old, the Nigerian published her own magazine. She later continued bringing a “voice to voiceless issues” as a talk show host and film producer. Founder of the African Movie Academy Awards, Peace now dedicates her time to building cinemas in rural Africa, and helping other Africans tell the untold stories of their homeland.
Among other accomplishments, you’re a published poet, a TV/film director and p...