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Peter Wintonick Memorial in Montreal - OSAMA BIN LADIN IS DEAD and other memories - The Documentary Film World Mourns

It has been a few weeks since Canadian filmmaker Peter Wintonick, considered the "international ambassador of documentary film," died at 60 years old. Last weekend I attended his moving memorial which was a full house of family and fellow filmmakers. Without a doubt Wintonick's contribution to the Montreal film community reverberates into the documentary film world all now mourning his loss. We lived in the same Montreal Mile End neighbourhood as did many of us &q...

Interview with Nishtha Jain for The Gulabi Gang

GULABI GANG 96min/Norway/India/Denmark/2012  Directed by Nishtha Jain Produced by Torstein Grude, Piraya Films Description GULABI GANG  a film by Nishtha Jain 96 min/Norway/India/Denmark 2012 Synopsis Enter the badlands of Bundelkhand in central India and you have entered a place of desolation, dust and despair. And yet it is hope that we discover as we follow the pink sari-clad women of Gulabi Gang. These women travel long distances by cart ...

Leonardo diCaprio & VENTURI AUTOMOBILES Launch FORMULA E ELECTRIC Race CAR Team

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  Venturi Automobiles today announced a joint venture with award-winning actor and environmental activist Leonardo DiCaprio to enter a team in the new FIA Formula E Championship - the world’s first fully-electric race series beginning in September 2014.   Based in Monaco, the new Venturi Grand Prix Formula E Team has been co-founded by DiCaprio and Gildo Pallanca Pastor, founder of pioneering EV manufacturer Venturi Automobiles, together with Bert Hedaya and Francesco Costa...

Outstanding Creative Experts Team Up to Celebrate the 20th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards®

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Outstanding Creative Experts Team Up to Celebrate the 20th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards® Executive Producer Kathy Connell vividly remembers the 14 months leading up to the inaugural Screen Actors Guild Awards® ceremony. As the first SAG Awards Committee chair, Connell and four fellow board members worked tirelessly to establish the entire Awards program, from the categories, rules and design of the award to the sit-down dinner club ambience. In hindsight, that might have ...

11th FIFO Jury and selected films revealed

The FIFO organisers have revealed the official FIFO 2014 selection, as well as the composition of the Jury for the 11th festival.   Out of the 115 documentaries received, the pre-selection committee has chosen 14 films in competition and 19 non-competition films. These selected productions are from Australia, New Zealand, New Caledonia, French Polynesia, the Cook Islands, Hawaii, Papua New Guinea as well as from France and the United Kingdom, with cultural, environmental, political, his...

Where in the World is Leonard DiCaprio? Monaco, Plugged-in, Racing

  by Quendrith Johnson, Los Angeles Correspondent   Not since Michael Schumacher started getting a run for his money from Sebastian Vettel has Forumla One racing had a more interesting development: Leonardo DiCaprio and the electric future of the sport. Okay, so what does this mean? As of September 2014, DiCaprio and his newly minted Venturi Automobiles posse, will drop the flag on a joint-venture geared to bring forth "the world's first fully electric race series."...

EFA Winners on stage, Emotion, panache and success

Probably the Best Show from the Academy, 15 counties saw it the ceremony live on television, Emotion Humour, spanish ensemble and panache. Italy wins best, belgian does well and Europe wins big. ...

The Role of EFA in influencing the Future...Keynote from Lord David Puttnam: making Movies that Matter

A matter of responsability, This was the theme of Lord David Puttnam's Keynote adress and discussion at The General Assembly of the Academy, in Berlin Concorde Hotel. David was my boss when I was running Columbia TriStar distribution in France. His words still resonate in my mind from the last time we met in Cannes, some 15 years ago or so, about the new Catch Line designed for the Columbia Studio branding (which he was running for a year). "Movies That Matter". In a pri...

President Wim Wenders at the Rehearsal of the EFA Awards Ceremony

Watch the Awards ceremony live on your TV or on the EFA Website. ...

Scenes from the nominees reception at Concorde and 40 seconds

Yesterday Buenos Aires, tonight Berlin. Abdellatif Kechiche nominated for European director for Blue Is the Warmest Colour: La vie d'Adèle at the nominees reception. Live from the nominees reception overlooking Berlin ! PrPresident Wim in his speech...   diner to follow...   ...

Opening Speech by DR YAACOB IBRAHIM Minister for communications and Information at Screen Singapore

SPEECH BY DR YAACOB IBRAHIM, MINISTER FOR COMMUNICATIONS AND INFORMATION, AT THE OPENING CEREMONY OF THE ASIA TELEVISION FORUM & SCREENSINGAPORE 2013, ON WEDNESDAY, 4 DECEMBER 2013, MARINA BAY SANDS EXPO & CONVENTION CENTRE  AT 10.15AM   Your Excellencies, Mr Paul Beh, President of Reed Exhibitions Asia-Pacific, Distinguished Guests, Ladies and Gentlemen,   Good morning and a very warm welcome to Asia Television Forum and ScreenSingapore 2013.   2 &nbs...

Richard Chai Love Spring/Summer 2104 RTW Collection

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By Maria Esteves – November 15, 2013 The Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week New York RICHARD CHAI LOVE Spring/Summer 2014 Ready-To-Wear Runway Show was held at the Stage in Lincoln Center, Thursday, September 5, 2013. Chai’s Spring 2014 men’s and women’s collection inspired by geometric shapes included textured cotton patchwork dresses; criss cross dresses; flowy dresses; pleated tapered trousers; oversized trousers; nylon pleated shorts; skirt-over-pants; cotton twill blazers ...

Chris Lowell will offer Closing Keynote at The fest Summit in Austin, Decemeber 10

  Date: December 10th 3:50-4:50   Chris Lowell made his directorial debut earlier this year with Beside Still Waters, which won both the Jury Prize and the Audience Award at the Austin Film Festival. Born and raised in Atlanta, GA, Chris studied film production at the University of Southern California before continuing his studies at the New School. He has had great success in his acting career, performing in Oscar nominated films (The Help, Up In The Air) and award winn...

European Film Awards will Gather this Week-End Cinema Stars from across Europe

When the 26th European Film Awards return to Berlin on 7 December, there will be an impressive line-up of European actors and actresses presenting the individual awards. A true Spanish fiesta will see Elena Anaya, Carlos Areces, Raúl Arévalo, Javier Cámara, Rossy de Palma, Hugo Silva, Miguel Ángel Silvestre, Blanca Suárez, Paz Vega and Leonor Watling.  They will be joined by their colleagues Alicja Bachleda-Curus (ONDINE),...

Tadashi Shoji RTW Spring 2014 Runway Show

By Maria Esteves – December 1, 2013 The Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week New York TADASHI SHOJI RTW Spring 2014 Runway Show was held at the Stage in Lincoln Center, Thursday, September 5, 2013. Shoji’s Spring 2014 Sweet Liberation collection was inspired by the French phrase joy of living (joie de vivre) combining the beauty of femininity and liberty. The lineup included gorgeous embroidered lace gowns with sequin lining, strapless full skirt gowns, short sleeve dresses, and feather tier...

Black Sail by Nautica Men’s Spring 2014 Runway Show

By Maria Esteves – November 12, 2013 The Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week New York Black Sail by NAUTICA Men’s Spring 2014 Runway Show was held at the Stage in Lincoln Center, Friday, September 6, 2013. Nautica creative director Chris Cox Spring 2014 collection inspired by the modern waterman and all-American classics included pleated shorts, stretch nylon shorts/pants, leather hooded anorak, laminated windbreakers, nylon sailing jackets, tweed textured hooded pullovers, hooded vests, pe...

Andrea Kaul to Co-Direct the EFM

Business administrator Andrea Kaul took up her position as the co-director of the European Film Market (EFM) on September 1, 2013. Together, she and EFM director Beki Probst will continue to develop the European Film Market.   “Her expertise will reinforce the EFM in its coverage of new business fields on the ever-changing audiovisual landscape, including new television formats. I welcome her warmly to our team,” says Berlinale Director Dieter Kosslick.   Andrea Kaul ...

Homage and Honorary Golden Bear for Ken Loach

At the 64th Berlin International Film Festival, British director Ken Loach will be honoured with an Homage, and awarded the Honorary Golden Bear for his lifetime achievements.   “Ken Loach is one of Europe’s great directors. Over his almost 50-year career, he has shown an extraordinary degree of continuity, while remaining innovative at all times. His profound interest in people and their individual fates, as well as his critical commitment to society have found expression i...

Action4Climate Jury headed by Bernardo Bertolucci

Award-winning film directors and producers, and international organization representatives will select the winning entries: Bernardo Bertolucci - President of the Jury Atom Egoyan Marc Forster Mika Kaurismaki Rose Kuo Rachel Kyte Cynthia López Fernando Meirelles Mira Nair Bob Rafelson Walter Salles Pablo Trapero Wim Wenders SUBMIT www.action4climate.org ...

Luxor African Film Festival (LAFF) gives tribute to Egyptian star Mahmoud Abdel-Aziz

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The Board of Trustees of Luxor African Film Festival (LAFF) decided to give a special tribute to Egyptian star Mahmoud Abdel-Aziz for his long and rich artistic career in Egyptian cinema. The Egyptian star accepted this tribute that will be given during the opening ceremony on March 18, 2014 as a special ritual in one of the Ancient Egyptian temples given the fact that the star is one of the priests of the art of acting in the African continent. As per the ongoing traditions of the festival, an...

David O'Russell’s ‘American Hustle’ To Have Its Italian Premiere at Capri on December 28th during Capri Hollywood Fest

Multi Oscar®-nominated Italian-American director David O’ Russell (Silver Linings Playbook, The Fighter), whose latest film is the highly anticipated star-studded crime caper American Hustle, has been named recipient of the Capri, Hollywood –International Film Festival’s coveted “Master of Cinematic Art Award.” The film will have its Italian premiere at the Festival on December 28th. In addition, Italy’s entry as Best Foreign Language Film for the 86t...

American actor Paul Walker, Fast and Furious, dies after a fiery car crash in Valencia, California.

  American actor Paul William Walker dies yesterday, November 30, after a fiery car crash in Valencia, California. Paul Walker was most known for his role as Brian O'Conner in the films ‘Fast and Furious’- 2001, 2003, 2009, 2011, 2013. Other credits include Varsity Blues, Eight Below, Into the Blue, She's All That and Takers. His latest film HOURS (2013), which premiered at the SXSW Film Festival, is scheduled for release this month.   In writer/director Eric H...

Osklen Spring/Summer 2014 Runway Show

By Maria Esteves – November 11, 2013 Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week New York OSKLEN Spring/Summer 2014 runway show commenced Wednesday, September 11, 2013 at Lincoln Center. Osklen creative director Oskar Metsavaht Spring 2014 ready to wear collection inspired by his study of precious gemstones included sheer organza layered dresses, pant suits, hot pants and mini-skirts with plastic layering pieces, in jewel-tones and bright spring colors. MBFWNY OSKLEN Spring/Summer 2014 Runway S...

Marissa Webb Spring/Summer 2014 Runway Show

By Maria Esteves – November 11, 2013 Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week New York MARISSA WEBB Spring/Summer 2014 runway show commenced Thursday, September 5, 2013, at Lincoln Center. Webb’s Spring 2014 collection combing elements of femininity-masculinity included silk tie blouse, mini-skirt, mini silk dress, deep-v dress, asymmetric dress, tweed jacket, wool blazer, fatigue shirt jacket and pant with leather details in colors of blush pink, black, electric blue, red, white, neon yellow, a...

CAFF Contacts

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Bruce Paddington (Trinidad+Tobago Film Festival) President Martha Díaz (International New Latin American Film Festival-La Habana) Vice President Omar de la Cruz (Dominican Global Film Festival) Vice President Percy Pinedo (Curaçao International Film Festival Rotterdam) Treasurer Ana Karina Smith (International Film Festival of Panama) Secretary Steve Zebina (Rencontres Cinémas Martinique )  Assist...
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