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Nanda’s first death anniversary: One Nanda-less year, plentiful legacy, nonetheless

Nanda’s first death anniversary: One Nanda-less year, plentiful legacy, nonetheless March has its Ides in Shakespeare. In the life of the Karnataki family, it has two significant dates. Jayprakash Karnataki was born on the 14th. His older sister, Nanda, died on the 25th. Born Nandini Winayak Karnataki, on 08 January 1941, today is her first anniversary, and the first time Jayprakash did not get her gift of Rs. 5,000 to buy a new shirt, wear it and show it to his loving sister on the oc...

More stars on are on board with Geena Davis’s upcoming Bentonville Film Festival (BFF), supporting Women and Diversity!

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Robert De Niro, Nick Cannon, Rosie O'Donnell, Bruce Bern, Joey Lauren Adams and Soledad O'Brien! It’s getting bigger and bigger! Let the fun begin J Geena Davis and ARC Entertainment’s Bentonville Film Festival (BFF) today revealed the first series of special events that will bring Nick Cannon, Robert De Niro, Bruce Dern, Joey Lauren Adams, Soledad O’Brien and Rosie O’Donnell to the inaugural edition of the festival, taking place May 5-9 in Bentonville, Arkansas....

Guillermo del Toro to Receive Irving M. Levin Directing Award at 58th San Francisco International Film Festival

    Film Society to Honor the Celebrated Filmmaker at Awards Night And Screen Career Highlights with The Devil's Backbone at the Castro Theatre San Francisco, CA -- The San Francisco Film Society announced today that filmmaker Guillermo del Toro will be the recipient of the Irving M. Levin Directing Award at the 58th San Francisco International Film Festival (April 23 - May 7), honoring the Mexican director's expansive body of work and celebrating his unique cont...

Richard Gere will Receive Honor at Film Society Awards Night and Onstage Tribute at the Castro Theatre

  Photo by Myrna Suarez  The San Francisco Film Society announced today that Richard Gere, one of American cinema's screen legends, will be the recipient of the Peter J. Owens Award for excellence in acting at the 58th San Francisco International Film Festival (April 23 -  May 7). The award will be presented to Gere at Film Society Awards Night, Monday, April 27, at The Armory.   The Film Society and its year-round exhibition, education and f...

Interview with Adrian Tofei Be my Cat a Film for Anne

A young man in Romania becomes obsessed to make a movie with Hollywood actress Anne Hathaway after seeing her in The Dark Knight Rises. He tricks three Romanian actresses into thinking that he is a film director and shoots scenes from the movie that he wants to make with Anne in order to send them to her as proof of his filmmaking and acting skills, to convince her to come to Romania and play in his movie. The actresses are unaware of his goal towards Anne and think that they ar...

Asian Film Awards Recognizes Miki NAKATANI with Excellence in Asian Cinema Award Hong Kong

9th Asian Film Awards Recognizes Miki NAKATANI with Excellence in Asian Cinema Award Organized by the Asian Film Awards Academy, the Asian Film Awards (AFA) will present the Excellence in Asian Cinema Award to popular Japanese actress Miki NAKATANI at the AFA Ceremony at the Venetian Theatre of the Venetian Macao, on March 25, 2015 (Wed). Previous AFA special award winners include Japanese director Yoji YAMADA, Indian actor Amitabh BACHCHAN, Chinese director ZHANG Yimou, Taiwanese director HO...

Pascal Luneau will run a Workshop on Acting Coaching at EFX

Pascal Luneau is one of the most recognized acting coaches in France (Marion Cotillard…) « I cannot tell you what we will do together: all depends on the movie, your desires, your wishes!   I prefer not to foresee, not to anticipate, not be overly intrusive!  I have no precise method :  I have to adapt to the artistic project  as well as I can, not the opposite!  »   The films by Pascal LUNEAU      Cli...

The Cinefondation’s Atelier hosts its eleventh edition this year and will invite to the Festival de Cannes 15 directors

The Cinefondation’s Atelier hosts its 11th edition this year and will invite to the Festival de Cannes 15 directors whose projects have been considered particularly promising. Together with their producers, they will be able to meet potential partners, a necessary step to finish their project and start the making of their film. L’Atelier provides its participants access to international co-productions, thus accelerating the film’s completion. The Cinefondation’...

Jos Stelling will preside over the Jury of Evropa Film Akt

Pierre henri Deleau, Dinara Droukarova, Elisa Mantin and Guisy Pisano will serve as jury. ...

Bif&st 2015 / FIPRESCI 90 Cinema Master Classes by Major Cinema Masters

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    From Alan Parker to Nanni Moretti, through Jean-Jacques Annaud, Costa-Gavras, Ettore Scola, Andrzej Wajda, Edgar Reitz and Margarethe von Trotta, who will presentthe Italian Première of her last film, "The Misplaced World".   An unprecedented parterre de rois, composed of eight great European film directors is about to take the stage of the Teatro Petruzzelli in Bari, to hold the always long awaited Cinema Master Classes. The lessons will run March 21st to...

The King Speaks: Dilip Kumar - The Substance and the Shadow - An Autobiography - As Narrated to Udayatara Nayar

In many ways, Dilip Kumar is an enigma, even if part of the enigma is designer stuff. Very little is known about his early life, and he quit films in 1998, so even less is known about the last 17 years of his life. It is in this scenario that we see the publication of his long-awaited autobiography, written with the help of chronicler Udayatara Nayar, among the senior-most film journalists and editors in Mumbai and the daughter of a the well-known S.S. Pillai, who edited Screen (she was to suc...

“Still Alice” Academy Award Winning Performance-Julianne Moore confronts Alzheimer’s Disease

Common questions- What is Dementia? What is Alzheimer’s Disease? The older adult population is growing by nearly 1.6 million a year, an increase projected to continue over the next 20 years. People older than age 65 represented 12.4% of the population in the year 2000 but their number is expected to grow to 19% of the population by 2030. The U.S. Census Bureau projects that by 2030, there will be about 72.1 million older persons age 65 and older, more than twice their number in 2...

Digital Book World 2015

By Maria Esteves The 6th Annual 2015 Digital Book World Conference and Expo (DBW15) was held at the New York Hilton Midtown, New York, January 13 - 15, 2015. Produced by F+W, A Content + eCommerce Company, DBW presents the latest innovations in digital content and digital publishing technology from workshops to fast track training to seminars to roundtable discussions to special events to exhibitors show floor to awards ceremony and gala receptions. This year’s DBW keynote presentations ...

THE HOERDER had its World Premiere in Fantasporto

FLASH INTERVIEW by Mario Dorminsky TIM DENNISON | THE HOERDER Why did you choose Fantasporto to screen your film?  BECAUSE WE KNOW THIS IS ONE OF THE PREMIER ‘GENRE’ FESTIVALS FOR OUR KIND OF FILM 2- Why do you think coming to the festival from so far away, is wortwhile? BECAUSE FROM AN INTERNATIONAL PERSPECTIVE, BEING SEEN AND SELECTED FOR FANTASPORTO IS A STAMP OF APPROVAL OVER A FILM 3- Did the city Oporto play a role in your decision? NO, NOT REALLY. 4- When did...

Retrospective to Fernando Vendrel

RETROSPECTIVA FERNANDO VENDRELL PELE de Fernando Vendrell, 102’ (Portugal) – VO Port Wednesday, 4 march - ( granny ) wednesday, march 4 Small auditorium - small auditorium 15.15 - prize cinema portuguese - best movie The door 21 of john mark, 93 ' ( portugal ) - i am going to port World antestreia / world premiere 17.15 - prize cinema portuguese - best movie: Short 1 - i am going to port Last seconds of stephane de oliveira and rui co...

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2016 Call for Entries!

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You’ve made your movie—now it’s time to show the world! The Dam Short Film Festival is now accepting submissions for the 2016 season. Films of any style and genre with a total run time of 40 minutes or less are eligible. Submission categories include Drama, Documentary, Animation, Student, Nevada Filmmaker, Sci-Fi/Horror, and Comedy. Already sporting some of the lowest submission fees going, the Dam Short Film Festival has reduced submission fees across-the-board this year ma...

AMPAS 26th Annual NY Oscar Night Viewing Party

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By Maria Esteves – March 1, 2015 The 26th Annual New York Oscar Viewing Party celebrated the 87th Academy Awards at DANIEL, Sunday, February 22, 2015. Presented by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS), East Coast Academy members, prior Oscar winners, Oscar nominees, industry executives and special guests enjoyed the evening with an exclusive cocktail reception, French cuisine by award winning chef Daniel Boulud and watched live on big screens Oscars 2015 hosted by Neil ...

Birdman Top Winner at the 87th Academy Awards

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By Maria Esteves – February 25, 2015 The 87th Academy Awards presented by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (A.M.P.A.S.) for outstanding film achievements of 2014, hosted by Neil Patrick Harris was held at Hollywood's Dolby Theatre & Highland Center, televised live on ABC Network and in over 220 countries Sunday, February 22, 2015. Four Oscars went to Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance) including Best Picture and Best Director ALEJANDRO G. IÑ&Aacut...

Danish documentary filmmaker Mads Brügger completes lineup at Visegrad Film Forum

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4. Visegrad Film Forum (11th – 14th March 2015)    The Danish documentary director Mads Brügger will come to Visegrad Film Forum Bratislava to talk about his trademark documentary filmmaking. In his films Mads Brügger plays different roles in order to gain access to environments controlled by dictators (North Korea) or corrupt politicians and businessmen (Central African Republic). His debut The Red Chapel,&n...

Sue Hollenberg Named Education Director Of The Montclair Film Festival

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The Montclair Film Festival (MFF) in Montclair, NJ announced today the appointment of Sue Hollenberg as Education Director of MFF. This newly created position will serve to launch and manage the MFF’s year-round film and media education initiatives and community partnerships.   “We are thrilled to welcome Sue to our team,” said MFF Executive Director Tom Hall. “As we look to launch our education department to reach throughout our community and beyond, Sue provides ...

Alan Silvestri at the 15th World Soundtrack Awards

FILM FEST GENT ANNOUNCES ALAN SILVESTRI  AS GUEST OF HONOUR AT THE 15TH WORLD SOUNDTRACK AWARDS Held on October 24th, the World Soundtrack Awards will celebrate its 15th anniversary with one of the most brilliant film composers of his generation, known for his scores of ‘Back to the Future’, ‘Who Framed Roger Rabbit’ and ‘Forrest Gump’. Brussels Philharmonic will perform the compelling scores by Alan Silvestri, con...

South Korea Is Honouring Berlinale Director Dieter Kosslick for His Outstanding Cultural Services

  The government of the Republic of Korea is awarding its Order of Cultural Merit, the Eungwan Medal, to Berlinale Director Dieter Kosslick at the Embassy of the Republic of Korea in Berlin today, on February 23, 2015.   Dieter Kosslick is receiving the Eungwan Medal in recognition of his contribution to the development and perception of South Korean cinema in the world. The Order will be presented to the Festival Director by His Excellency Kim Jae-shin, Ambassador of the Republic...
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