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Filmmaker Philippe Muyl invited to sit on the jury at the 4th Beijing International Film Festival.

Organizers of the 4th Beijing International Film Festival announced today the addition of Philippe Muyl to the festival jury, which will be presided over by director-producer John Woo, (“Mission Impossible II” & “Face Off”).   Award-winning screenwriter and director, Philippe Muyl, is best known for films such as, “The Butterfly,” (2002) “Magique!,” (2008), “Cuisine et dépendances”, (1993).   Philippe ...

The 2014 Cinéfondation and Short Films Jury will be presided by Abbas KIAROSTAMI

THE 2014 CINEFONDATION AND SHORT FILMS JURY   The 2014 Cinéfondation and Short Films Jury will be presided by Abbas KIAROSTAMI (Iran), supported by directors Noémie LVOVSKY (France), Daniela THOMAS (Brazil), Mahamat-Saleh HAROUN (Chad), and Joachim TRIER (Norway). They will be tasked with awarding three prizes to films submitted by students from film schools the world over, which will be presented in the Cinéfondati...

Imagine to offer Career Achievement Award to Alejandro Jodorowsky

  Photo: Pascale Montandon-Jodorowsky  The recipient of the Imagine Career Achievement Award 2014 is Chilean director and actor Alejandro Jodorowsky. The award will be presented to him on April 9th, the festival’s opening night. His film La danza de la realisad will have its Dutch premiere at Imagine.   Alejandro Jodorowsky was born in Chile in 1929, as the son of Jewish-Ukrainian immigrants. He started writing poetry at a young age and j...

Danny Glover at the opening and Didier Awadi at the closing of Luxor Festival

In its 3rd edition (18-24) March, the Luxor African Film Festival organized a press conference for the American star Danny Glover and the Bissau-Guinean director Flora Gomes as part of their tributes. The conference was attended by Sayed Fouad, the festival’s president and Azza el-Husseini, the festival’s director. It was moderated by film critic Sherif Awad. After thanking the festival’s organizers for their hospitality and the tribute, Glover spoke about his film The Chil...

Beki Probst taks with filmfestivals.com on the 2014 European Film Market

  Claus Mueller:   You noted several years ago that too many films are produced.   At the changing market panel I mentioned the overproduction issue because some panelists seem to encourage more production though there is hardly a market for all these films. What do you think accounts for this problem? Beki Probst:   One reason they are producing so much is that there has been a reduction in the cost of making a film.  Frankl...

Enrico Macias Recipient of 2014 ASF Pomegranate Award

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By Maria Esteves – March 23, 2014 World-renowned musical artist and humanist ENRICO MACIAS received the ASF Pomegranate Award for Lifetime Achievement during the 17th New York Sephardic Jewish Film Festival 2014 (NYSJFF 2014) Opening Night Gala held at the Center for Jewish History, New York, Thursday, March 13, 7:45 PM. Presented by the American Sephardi Federation (ASF) in association with Yeshiva University Museum (YUM), the annual Pomegranate Award acknowledge achievements in the his...

Shashi Kapoor, on his 76th birthday

Call it co-incidence or destiny, but I got to meet, and shake the hand of, Shashi Kapoor, on his 76th birthday. For the last six years, I could not bring myself to meeting him because I could not bear to see him on a wheel-chair. But I did come very close to him at the service of his brother Shammi Kapoor, who passed away in 2011. I bumped into Shashi's daughter Sanjana at an event two years ago, and she re-assured me his illness was not all that bad. There was a lot of talk abou...

Series and franchises: Milking cash cows or creating new content?

Abhishek Bachchan, Indian lead actor and son of legendary Amitabh Bachchan, who has acted in all three outings of the superhit Dhoom series of action films made over the last ten years, and Vijay Krishna Acharya, writer of all three and director of the third film in the series, were on the stage on day 2 of FICCI FRAMES, the three-day international convention on media and entertainment which concluded in Mumbai yesterday. Working in a franchise such as 'Dhoom' and ...

Richard Linklater will be honored at the 57th San Francisco International Film Festival (April 24 - May 8),

Photo by Pamela Gentile      Film Society to Honor the Celebrated Filmmaker at Awards Night and Screen His Groundbreaking Latest Film at the Castro Theatre The San Francisco Film Society announced today that filmmaker Richard Linklater will be the recipient of the 2014 Founder...

Interview with Dieter Kosslick about the 2014 Berlinale edition

Claus Mueller, www.filmfestivals.com NY correspondent with german blood, was privileged to sit down at the end of the Berlinale with Dieter Kosslick, the Festival Chief. Claus Mueller: What surprised you about the 2014 selection? DK: This year’s selection is completely different from what we offered last year. You really cannot compare it from the product ion angle, but you can compare it from the subject matters. Some films have the same focus such as sex, kids, violence....

Meeting Point Vilnius: focus on Baltic market and film marketing

  A. Ramaska with the programmers to attend VIFF The fifth edition of Meeting Point Vilnius -- an industry sidebar held during the 19th Vilnius International Film Festival Kino Pavasaris -- takes place between March 31 and April 3, 2014. A forum for international film industry professionals and lovers of Eastern European cinema, this year's edition of Meeting Point Vilnius focuses on marketing and promotion. It is aimed at an audience of festival programmers, film producers and oth...

Dieter Kosslick: Berlinale 2014 Reflections

Claus Mueller: What surprised you about the 2014 selection? DK: This year’s selection is completely different from what we offered last year. You really cannot compare it from the product ion angle, but you can compare it from the subject matters. Some films have the same focus such as sex, kids, violence... otherwise the films are entirely different, we have the kind of diversity we never had before CM: Thus you have a supermarket of different approaches and themes? DK:  M...

Filmfestivals.com Bruno Chatelin Street Rap ... in the Streets of Porto

Filmfestivals.com Bruno Chatelin enjoyed his jury duty at Fantasporto 2014. Here is a fantastic story for you: walking along the streets of Porto, he found this local artist doing this Street Rap in honor of filmfestivals.com. Check the sound !  The rumor in the streets of Porto : filmfestivals.com own the most comprehensive database on the film festival Circuit (165 112 subscribers) Most of them are filmmakers involved in the circuit, where you could source your future entries....

Interview with Olivier Beguin et Yannick Rosset for Chimères

Vidéo Teaser - Chimères        www.chimeres.ch The Director : Olivier Beguin http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0066823/ Producer Lluis Fe Pérez http://www.imdb.com/name/nm2572113/   The Facebook Page http://www.facebook.com/Chimeresmovie   ...

The Berlin International Film Festival mourns the loss of Alain Resnais

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Alain Resnais, one of European cinema's most noted auteurs and a founding father of French New Wave, died this weekend at the age of 91 after a long battle with illness. Alain Resnais was a frequent guest in the Berlinale programme and won a total of three Silver Bears: in 1994 for Smoking/No Smoking, in 1998 for On connaît la chanson (Same Old Song), which was also recognised as an outstanding contribution to modern cinema, and two weeks ago for Aimer, boire et chanter (Life of Ri...

Fiennes Once More on FEST in Belgrade

Another International Film Festival FEST, 42th FEST started last night in Belgrade. The Festival was opened by Serbian film So hot was the cannon/ Top je bio vreo directed by Boban Skerlic. "I sincerely believe that art makes people better and that each step towards art constitutes a step towards improving oneself, which means that FEST is a gathering place of better people. In a society that is systemically dumbed down, where culture, science and education are being marginalized...

Film Independent's Josh Welsh's Accidental Discovery Leads to a Life Path (First of Two Parts)

  By Mike “Tak”  Takeuch                                                                                                                                 &nb...

Patricia Norris Bares Her Costume Design for "12 Years a Slave"

Patricia Norris knows a thing or two about costume design. A half a century in the business will do that. And now the 82 year old is poised to learn something else: whether she'll finally take home an Academy Award after being nominated six times. The work currently under consideration is for Steve McQueen's 12 Years A Slave, based on the true story of Solomon Northup, a free black man kidnapped into slavery for more than a decade. To stitch together what went into designing costumes f...

Noah Cowan, Veteran Nonprofit Cultural Arts Executive, to Take Helm of San Francisco Film Society on March 3

Photo by George Pimental The San Francisco Film Society (SFFS) announced today that Noah Cowan has been appointed Executive Director of the organization, effective March 3. Cowan, a leader in facilitating and creating internationally-recognized film programming for more than two decades, will oversee the Film Society's expanding programs in exhibition, education and filmmaker services. Cowan joins SFFS after five ye...

54th KFF: the Dragon of Dragons Award for Bogdan Dziworski

Bogdan Dziworski, a distinguished Polish cameraman, professor of cinematic art and photography, will receive the Dragon of Dragons award for his entire artistic output at the 54th Krakow Film Festival, which takes place from 25th May to 1st June. The Dragon of Dragons award has been given since 1998 by the Programme Council of the Krakow Film Foundation, organiser of Krakow Film Festival, as a recognition of the contribution to the development of the world cinematography in the field of docum...

Japan Fashion Week Leather Japan 2014 Opening Reception

By Maria Esteves – February 21, 2014 The Leather Japan 2014 Opening Exhibition Reception hosted by Japan Fashion Week was held during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Fall 2014 Collections at Thomas Erben Gallery, New York, Tuesday, February 11, 2014. The opening reception showcased historical and contemporary leather themed artwork by top Japanese artists and fashion designers such as AKIYOSHI MISHIMA, KOSUKE TSUMURA, SHIN MURAYAMA and Blackmeans designer craftsman YUJIRO KOMATSU. Leather Jap...

Eye on Films Founder Loic Magneron introduces the EOF project from Berlin

Loic Magneron, relaxed, after his formal Eye on Films formal presentation on screen at MBG Restaurant.   A NEW BUSINESS MODEL FOR THE PROMOTION, CIRCULATION AND DISTRIBUTION OF FIRST FEATURE FILMS Eye on Films is a unique, global network of film professionals, which guarantees the circulation of a selection of first feature films in festivals partners in Europe and third countries, and the commercial exploitation of these films by distribution partners in Europe and third countrie...
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