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How Many Hats Do You Wear to a Film Festival? OR Lost in Hebron

My Hat and Me Lost in Occupied Territory Hebron. Here I am with sun hat while in Israel for Musivision's pitch for I Spy My Father. Chosen as the Canadian Delegation in Israel 16th Co-Pro Documentary Screen Market. . Me and my BIG hat. LOST IN "OCCUPIED" territories - my hat occupied most of the space this afternoon. Was a bit freaky. The hat not quite right...fearing for my life somewhat and still looking like a dusty shop window - funny in a paradoxical way - can we call Hebro...

Let the community decide who to fund!

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We are an online competition that funds writers and filmmakers, both short and long format.   We are unique, in that we ask writers to judge filmmakers and filmmakers to judge writers.   The  winning filmmaker, as chosen by the screenwriters, chooses one of the top 10 scripts to buy and shoot, and we fund it with the entry fees.   ...

Highlights of the pedagogical team for the 5th edition of the EP2C workshop organised in Vienna

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EP2C is a project-based workshop addressed to producers and post-production supervisors. This workshop is taking an in-depth look at post-production challenges as well as related production and co-production issues. Over the course of one week, we will be exploring technical, financial and artistic post-production aspects in lectures, group sessions and individual meetings. Dates & venue: October 23-28, 2014 in Austria, Vienna Application deadline: June 21 (midnight), 2014 ...

2014 Obie Awards Acceptance Speech Videos

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By Maria Esteves - June 3, 2014 The 59th Annual 2014 Village Voice OBIE Awards (OBIES 2014) co-hosted by Award winning producer/actress Tamara Tunie, Spring Awakening, and Obie Award winner actor Hamish Linklater, The Crazy Ones, honoring theatrical excellence and achievements in Off-Broadway and Off-Off-Broadway commenced Monday, May 19, 8:00 pm at the historical Webster Hall ballroom, New York City. A gala reception with live music by The Blue Vipers of Brooklyn preceded the awards. The 201...

Revelation Perth International Film Festival announces new board members

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 Joining the Revelation Board is Perth based independent producer Liz Kearney. Fresh from the successful screening at Cannes of her first feature The Final Hours, Liz has previously produced short films and a chapter of the Tim Winton adapted book The Turning. Liz is currently in post production on her second feature Paper Planes – a children’s film starring Sam Worthington and Ed Oxenbould, produced with Robert Connolly and Maggie Miles. The board will also welcome director, w...

2014 Ischia Global @ Cannes : Sylvester Stallone to receive Ischia Legend Award

The entire set of actors from the film The Expandables 3 gave a huge power play on the red carpet in Cannes. Dolph Lundgren, Mel Gibson, director Patrick Hughes, actors Sylvester Stallone, Harrison Ford, Wesley Snipes, Kellan Lutz, Ronda Rousey, Kelsey Grammer, Glen Powell, Jason Statham, were in Cannes to promote their film. Expandables is also expected to play, following Cannes, at Ischia Global. Sylvester Stallone to receive the Ischia Legend Award. Today he joined Pascal...

A Cannes Interview with Darina Pavlova the Ischia Festival President...waiting for Stallone

Forgive the soft focus...cannes tension ...

Pupi Avati President of the twelfth edition of the Ischia Film Festival

The bolognese director at the cinema festival of Ischia Pupi Avati will be the chairman of the next edition of the festival dedicated to the location, conceived and directed by Michelangelo Messina. Awarded on the island of  Ischia in 2011 with the career coral Ciak , the Bolognese director will return, with his brother Antonio Avati,  to preside over the green island the twelfth edition of the film festival, which this year is rich of works in competition and international gue...

Meet Filmmakers at LAGFF

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MEET OUR FILMMAKERS AT BRUNCH WITH THE CONSUL GENERAL Gold Pass holders will have a chance to meet the visiting filmmakers over brunch at the home of Consul General Elisabeth Fotiadou on Friday, June 6, at 10 a.m. The attending filmmakers include: "I started shooting LOST IN BEWILDERNESS 30 years ago. There's something magical for me in capturing the whole arc of a character's life, as one would in a novel." Alexandra Anthon...

Berlinale Mourns the Loss of Helma Sanders-Brahms

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On May 27, 2014, German director, screenwriter and producer Helma Sanders-Brahms died after a long illness. She was one of the most important representatives of German post-war film. Her cinematic oeuvre includes 16 fictional films and seven documentaries.   Eight of her films were screened in the programme of the Berlin International Film Festival. In 1980 the fictional film Deutschland, bleiche Mutter (Germany, Pale Mother) celebrated its world premiere in the Competition of the Berlina...

Matthijs Wouter Knol to Be New Head of European Film Market

  On June 1, 2014, Matthijs Wouter Knol from the Netherlands will become the new head of the Berlinale’s European Film Market (EFM). Since 2008, Knol has been the programme manager of Berlinale Talents (formerly known as the Berlinale Talent Campus), and is well acquainted with both the Festival and the EFM.   Long-standing EFM head Beki Probst will become president of the EFM. In her new function, she will draw on her extensive experience and use her international network t...

Halle Berry to Star in KIDNAP -- Lotus Entertainment to Handle Sales

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Lotus Entertainment announced today that Academy Award® winner Halle Berry (MONSTER'S BALL) will star in Luis Prieto's (PUSHER) upcoming high-octane thriller KIDNAP. The film is written by Knate Gwaltney, with Di Bonaventura Pictures' Lorenzo di Bonaventura (TRANSFORMERS franchise and SALT) and Erik Howsam producing. Lotus Entertainment is handling international sales beginning in Cannes at the Marché. CAA packaged the project and reps the domestic rights.   KIDNAP ...

WINTER SLEEP : Press Conference

Press conference for Winter Sleep at Cannes Film Festival with Nuri Bilge Ceylan, Haluk Bilginer, Demet Akbag, Melisa Sözen   ...

Princess of Thailand in Cannes in support of Thai film industry

Her Royal Highness Princess Ubolratana Rajakanya Sirivadhana Barnavadi was in Cannes to preside over Thai Night Cannes 2014, a gala event held during the International Cannes Film Festival to promote Thailand's fast-growing film industry. Held on May 17 by the Department of International Trade Promotion (DITP), Royal Thai Ministry of Commerce, the event put a special focus on Thailand's action cinema under the slogan "Thailand: At the Heart of the Action"...

Film Commission from Kenya promoting in Cannes

Timothy Owase is in charge of Festival and Film Funds at the Film Commission, he sat down with filmfestivals.com in his booth in Cannes to discuss his mission and mandate. http://www.kenyafilmcommission.com/ The Kenya Film Commission was established vide Legal Notice No. 10 of 2005. The Commission is a state corporation under the Ministry of Information and Communication. Our mandate and core functions The Commission is mandated to perform the following functions: To advise the go...

Hollywood moment for AVAKIAN at the annual amfAR Gala Dinner in Cannes on 22nd May, 2014

  A list of Hollywood celebrities chose the AVAKIAN jewellery for the annual amfAR Gala Dinner held at the Eden Roc Hotel in Cap d'Antibes.      Kelly Preston chose a spectacular white diamond necklace set with a total of 150cts of diamonds, 4 stackable bracelets with 80.00cts of diamonds, long diamond earrings and flower diamond ring set with amethyst. John Travolta opted for a striking pair of signature AVAKIAN black gold cufflinks set with diamonds. The hig...

Asia Argento brings some 'red magic' to Cannes Un Certain Regard with 'Misunderstood'

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    'Misunderstood' by Asia Argento, Un Certain Regard, Cannes Film Festival, Courtesy of Asia Argento and 'Festival de Cannes', reprinted with permission Courtesy of 'Festival de Cannes', used with permission   It proved extremely reliable to pay attention to the press dossier for "Incompresa" (Misunderstood, Italy/France 2014) directed b...

Actors Masterclass with Sophia Lauren in Cannes

Since 2004, the Actress Masterclasses have provided a stage for leading actresses to explore the world of film through their cinematic experiences and memories. Following on from Catherine Deneuve in 2005 and Gena Rowlands in 2006, another legendary actress will honour us this year with her presence: Sophia Loren. After presenting the short film La Voce Umana by Edoardo Ponti and the screening of a restored copy of Vittorio De Sica's Matrimonio all’Italiana ...

Tobe Hooper in Cannes celebrating Texas Chain Saw Massacre 40th anniversary

May 22 panel atthe American Pavilion: In Conversation With Director Tobe Hooper on the 40th Anniversary Of The Texas Chainsaw Massacre Tobe Hooper’s great American classic still packs a punch of feral, inbred madness. The original house of horrors, since transplanted some 80 miles east of the original shooting location in Williamson County, now offers up tasty Texas-style comfort cuisine. Come and get it.  ...

Party with la Reunion Film Commission guests

The party held at night at the Gray d Albion Beach may 21st was much fun, a warm event with a great exposition of local beauties foods and drinks. more pictures at https://www.facebook.com/cannesbyfilmfestivalscom a happy winner of the contest with a tip for 2 in her lucky hands. ...

Silent Disco Party at the American Pavilion in Cannes Interview with Jeff Touzeau for Sennheiser sponsor

more pictures at https://www.facebook.com/cannesbyfilmfestivalscom Jeff Touzeau Humming Bird Media   ...

Sweetheart-Break: Why the "Hollywood Star" Model Never Worked for Women & Can It Be Fixed?

  by Quendrith Johnson, Los Angeles Correspondent   Most publications have obits written in advance, especially for high-risk stars like Lindsay Lohan who are firmly in the "dead pool," yet the fault is not in our Stars but in the Hollywood Star paradigm itself, where girls and women are concerned. Consider the first movie star, Canadian Florence Lawrence (1886-1938) who reigned on screen from about 1906 to 1912.  The zenith to the nadir of Florence Lawrence (whos...

Jessica Chastain at SagIndie Student Talk (The American Pavilion) Today

Tuesday, May 20-Jessica Chastain and host Trevor Groth at SagIndie Student Talk (The American Pavilion)       ABOUT THE AMERICAN PAVILION   Recently celebrating its 26th year as the center of American hospitality for the film industry in Cannes, The Pavilion brings professional and emerging filmmakers together. The American Pavilion is the center of activity ...

Ezekiel Film Production bring financiers and artists together to promote a new way of making films

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Ezekiel Film Production, a new name in international film production   After meeting producer and actress Julie GAYET, banker and businessman Antoun SEHNAOUI dreamt of an innovative and active structure that would bring financiers and artists together to promote a new way of making films. This ambition led to the creation of Ezekiel Film Production in 2011.   Aiming to support films made by promising directors, Ezekiel Film Production helped fina...
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