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Cannes backstage, how to get invited and more...Download the eBook

  Alain Zirah Président chez AZ Productions   67TH CANNES FILM FESTIVAL Want to have twelve fantastic days in Cannes and get invited in the most famous Private Parties around La Croisette. Just discover how in that ebook (in french).   http://www.youscribe.com/catalogue/livres/art-musique-et-cinema/cinema/dans-les-coulisses-du-festival-de-cannes-2398641 DANS LES COULISSES DU FESTIVAL DE CANNES youscribe.com ...

Finding IFTA member sales companies who are participating at the Cannes Market in ONE CLICK

Following is our Locator “Voici” to assist you in finding IFTA member sales companies who are participating at the Cannes Market. Click Here to view the list of IFTA Members at Cannes and their locations. ...

5 Young Ethiopian Filmmakers Selected To Attend Cannes & Present Films In Monaco

The International Emerging Film Talent Association (IEFTA), the Ethiopian Film Initiative (EFI), along with new partner & sponsor - the Better World Film Festival (BWFF) announced today that five young filmmakers – four women and one man – have been selected for a week-long visit to Monaco and Cannes, during the 2014 Film Festival, for workshops, programs and events, including a Gala Benefit Dinner/Party in Monaco’s fabulous Villa Nocturne.  2014’s “From ...

Your Daring Dozen, Top 12 Character Actors in Hollywood Now (Arguably)

  by Quendrith Johnson, Los Angeles Correspondent   It has been 75 years since Gone With the Wind (1939) groundbreaker Hattie McDaniel won her Best Supporting Actor, but she remains the gold standard of character actors. That said, with Walter Brennan (1894-1974) and late great J. T. Walsh gone since 1998, here's a roster of the top dozen current heavyweight character actors.  But wait, there's more... Disqualified for semi-leading player potential are: John Hawkes ...

Cannes classics 2014: Sophia Loren as a guest of honor

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Edinburgh International Film Festival prepares for centenary celebrations for Scottish filmmaker Norman McLaren

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Edinburgh International Film Festival (EIFF) is delighted to announce the world premiere of four digitally restored animation stereoscopic films, as part of the ongoing centenary celebrations for Scottish filmmaker Norman McLaren. First screened at EIFF and the Festival of Britain in the early 1950’s, the films have been restored by the National Film Board of Canada (NFB), and are a historic precursor to today’s 3D films.   “The Festival of Britain (1951) asked the Natio...

Jane Roscoe appointed new Director of The London Film School

  LFS celebrates five Cannes selections for established and recent graduates Jane Roscoe, new Director of The London Film School ...

Eames Demetrios to attend the Sydney Film Fest and take part in Vivid Sydney

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  The 61st Sydney Film Festival and Vivid Sydney today announced that Eames Demetrios – filmmaker, Eames Office director and grandson of Charles and Ray Eames – will attend the Sydney Film Festival in June and take part in Vivid Sydney as part of Vivid Ideas.   Eames Demetrios is best known in the design world for his work as director of the Eames Office, spearheading the successful re-discovery, preservation and extension of his late grandparents Charles And Ray Ea...

Laura Dern and Chiwetel Ejiofor will be the two guests honored with Tribute awards in Seattle

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  Seattle International Film Festival announced today that Laura Dern and Chiwetel Ejiofor will be the two guests honored with Tribute awards for Outstanding Achievement in Acting at the 40th annual Festival (May 15 - June 8, 2014). Both are scheduled to appear at special events featuring screenings of significant examples of their work, award presentations, Q&A sessions, and intimate receptions. Each year, SIFF names Tribute honorees who exemplify what's gre...

Cannes Announces the Jury of the 67th Edition Headed by Jane Campion

The New Zealand director, producer and screenwriter Jane Campion, winner of the Palme d’or for The Piano,  will be the President of the Jury of the 67th Festival de Cannes. Cannes has always sought to adopt a universal and international approach, and in tune with this tradition, Campion will be surrounded by eight luminaries of world cinema, from China, Korea, Denmark, Iran, the United States, France and Mexico. As in 2009 the Jury will therefore include five women and four men. ...

Interview with Ian Cheney for "The Search for General Tso" A Tribeca Film Festival Treat

  Spoiler alert: Ian Cheney's documentary The Search for General Tso ends with the audience desperately craving General Tso's chicken. Luckily, the rest of the film is full of surprises. For one, who was this military man who lent his name to America's second favorite ethnic dish after pizza? To whet the palate for a feast of history, Cheney asks sundry Americans this very question. Answers range from the ridiculous to the ridiculous. Traveli...

Kevin Spacey at Tribeca Film Festival 2014

  Directed by Sam Mendes, “The Bridge Project” (January 3, 2009 to March 4, 2012), was a collaboration between The Old Vic and Neal Street Theaters and the Brooklyn Academy of Music. It’s goal was for American and British actors to work with one another in many of Shakespeare’s works including, “The Winter’s Tale,” “As You Like It,” “The Tempest,” and finally, “Richard III,” starring Kevin Spacey. ...

Wim Wenders shows his documentary THE SALT OF THE EARTH in Un Certain Regard

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WIM WENDERS AND ANGELA SCHANELEC IN CANNES 67th Festival de Cannes (14 – 25 May 2014) The Festival de Cannes, one of the most important film festivals worldwide, announced the first films of its 2014 program in a press conference today. A total of four German co-productions are screening in the Competition. Two German co-productions are featured in Un Certain Regard. Wim Wenders will also be showing his documentary THE SALT OF THE EARTH there. PARIS TEXAS is showing in the Cannes Classi...

Rebecca Zlotowski President of the Jury of the Sony CineAlta Discovery Prize and the France 4 Visionary Award

  Filmmaker Rebecca Zlotowski will preside over two juries celebrating up and coming creativity by judging two competitions dedicated to the emergence of new talent; one for young directors and one for young critics.   < A graduate of modern literature at the prestigious Ecole Normale Supérieure, Rebecca Zlotowski establishes herself as a director to watch with only two films under her ...

What's up doc? Docs in the Palais

A number of documentaries have been selected for the Official Selection of the 67th Festival de Cannes, including the Un Certain Regard title “The Salt of the Earth” by Wim Wenders and Juliano Ribeiro Salgado, which is a portrait of the Brazilian photojournalist and documentarian, Sebastiao Salgado. In the Special Screenings selection, meanwhile, there are more documentaries on show, some giving an insight into politics past and present. "Maidan", by Sergei ...

EFP announces Producers on the Move 2014

One to One Meetings 2013 © Andreas Struck/EFP 24 participants selected for European networking platform at Cannes Festival Having exciting filmographies with international co-productions, 24 up-and-coming players of the European film industry have been selected to take part in European Film Promotion's (EFP) networking platform PRODUCERS ON THE MOVE. Now in its 15th year, EFP spotlights emerging European producers at the&...

Happy 90th to Viennale President - Producer Eric Pleskow

    VIENNALE PRESIDENT ERIC PLESKOW    The legendary Hollywood producer Eric Pleskow is celebrating his 90th birthday on Thursday, April 24. Born to Jewish parents in Vienna in 1924, he fled from the Nazi terror in 1939 and moved to the United States where he made a great career in the film business. He received 12 Oscars and numerous awards,...

The 2014 Gelso d’Oro/Golden Mulberry Award goes to Michael Werner

Far East Film 16 honors a great American distributor, the chairman of Fortissimo Films: the first outpost for Asian cinema in the West.     UDINE – After giving South Korean master Kim Dong-ho the award last year, the Far East Film Festival will honor with the 2014 Gelso d’Oro/Golden Mulberry Award another great man of cinema: American producer and distributor, the president of Fortissimo Films, Michael Werner. The very first and daring Western outpost for...

Interview with producer Gabe Cowan

New Artists Alliance's partners Gabe Cowan and John Suits are two of the most prolific producers of indie filmmaking today. While most industry players will attest to how hard it is to even finish one film in today's uber competitive climate, this indie powerhouse team is cranking out 5-6 new films a year and going on strong. When asked how they do it, Gabe just replies with a solar smile: “We don't sleep”. Most recent on the NAA slate are two debut films at the 2...

Remembering Gabriel Jose Garcia Marquez

   Quotes It always amuses me that the biggest praise for my work comes for the imagination, while the truth is that there's not a single line in all my work that does not have a basis in reality. The problem is that Caribbean reality resembles the wildest imagination."                   From The Paris Review Interviews, Gabriel García Márquez, The Art of Fiction No. 69 A...

Nicole GARCIA, Jury President for Caméra d’or Award in Cannes

Actress, director and screenwriter Nicole GARCIA is to preside over the Jury for this year’s Caméra d’or award for the best debut film at Cannes. In this opportunity to champion an up-and-coming director she joins the ranks of previous Jury Presidents Bong Joon-Ho, Gael García Bernal, Carlos Diegues and Agnès Varda, who have all in the past contributed their experience and passion for cinema to the deliberations.   “Presiding over the Caméra...

Our meeting point ... www.aim.net.co

  That's the address we are meeting you ... you will know who we are... what's our mission... & what's our current activity... join hands with us by submitting your short to AIM MISFC 2014.... meet our Jury as well..... Spread a word in your friend circle & film circles. share on the social sites & apps... you can even make a fresh film & send or send the one you already have...  they can even make a fresh film & send or send the one the...

New Board of FIPRESCI

FIPRESCI - the International Federation of Film Critics - held its annual meeting at the Bari International Film Festival (BIFEST, April 5-12, 2014). During the meeting, its new board was elected.   President: Alin Tasciyan (Turkey) Vice-Presidents: Dana Linssen (The Netherlands), György Kárpáti (Hungary)   The former president Jean Roy has been appointed Honorary President.   Alin Tasciyan began working for the "Milliyet Art Review" and "...

Pascal Vicedomini honoured by Ischia

Pascal Vicedomini, founder of the Ischia Global Film and Music Festival (running ion its 12th edition this year 12 - 20, july 201) was awareded the key to the city and Honour Citizenship of the City of Ischia.    ...

Jury of AIM MISFC 2014

Our Honorable Jury panel RAJDUTT, A veteran director, 9 times State honored & twice national award winner as BEST DIRECTOR,  NIKHIL WAGLE, a very emphatic opinion maker of the CNN-IBN-LOKMAT NEWS channel  & ROHINI HATTANGADI, an actress in her own right, who shared screen space with SIR BEN KINGLEY in the multiple OSCAR AWARD WINNING epic saga of SIR RICHARD ATTENBOROUGH on MAHATMA GANDHI &he...
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