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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...

Year 11 Comes to a Close!

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Year 11 Comes to a Close! With fantastic weather, outstanding attendance numbers by both fans and filmmakers, and a programming lineup of 114 unique short films, The Dam Short Film Festival finished its 11th season in great form. Over three hundred people packed the historic Boulder Theatre for the Best of the Fest Award Screening, and everyone had a great time at the Filmmaker Meet-n-Greet, 11th Dam Mixer, and the Post Awards Party! At The Dam Short Film Festival, the audience chooses the ...

MBFW Tokyo Runway Meets New York Fall 2015 Show

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By Maria Esteves – February 24, 2015 TOKYO RUNWAY meets NEW YORK FW15/SS16 show debuted at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week in Lincoln Center, Thursday, February 19, 2015. Creative and performing artist Consuelo Vanderbilt Costin, fashion designer Nick Wooster, Malaysian Australian recording artist Che'Nelle, actress Di Quon, Grown Ups, recording artists Liv Nervo and Miriam Nervo attended the show. The seven Japanese designers that showcased their collection on the runway included long sk...

Greg Reitman: Director’s Statement for Rooted in Peace

Greg Reitman meditating   As a teenager, I lived in the first gulf war in Israel and that one experience changed my life. When I returned to college, I was unaware of the affects of PTSD. Later that year, I had the opportunity to study abroad in Hokkaido University and during that time visited the Hiroshima Peace memorial. It was at that moment, where I suddenly realized the impact of war and the destructive power of war. Completely in denial, when I returned home to Amherst, I woke in ...

Abderrahmane Sissako Thierry Fremaux:no Palme in Cannes but 7 Cesar

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MBFW Reem Acra Fall 2015 RTW Collection

By Maria Esteves – February 20, 2015 REEM ACRA Fall 2015 Ready-to-Wear Show was held during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week New York in Lincoln  Center, Monday, February 16, 2015. Acra’s beautiful and exotic fall 2015 magical collection included embroidered, beaded and lace gowns in white, jet black, midnight blue, champagne, deep red and amethyst; cocktail and evening dresses with prints, embroidered lace, jewels and chiffon in nude, antique gold and silver, black velvet, deep...

Hood By Air FW 15/16 Daddy Collection

By Maria Esteves – February 18, 2015 HOOD BY AIR. fall winter 2015-2016 Daddy runway show was held during New York Fashion Week Fall 2015 collections at 23 Wall Street (former J.P. Morgan bank vault), Sunday, February 15, 2015. Shayne Oliver’s extraordinary androgynous urban chic ready-to-wear collection for men and women included collar jacket with fur-trim; belted fur coat in grey, black and camel; wool and down coats in black and khaki; red collar cape; slit dress in black with H...

Abderrahmane Sissako (Timbuktu), President of the Cinéfondation and Short Films Jury

  Photo copyright : © FDC-Cyril Duchêne In 2014, the internationally acclaimed Timbuktu caused the greatest emotion among the films in Competition at the Festival de Cannes. This year, Mauritanian director Abderrahmane Sissako returns for the 68th Festival (13-24 May), where he will serve as President of the Cinéfondation and Short Films Jury.   This great poet of contemporary Africa will follow in the footsteps of illustrious directors such as Abbas Kiaros...

Walter Murch: sound and vision in Hollywood

    Walter Murch, the triple Oscar winning editor and sound designer, will be the recipient of the Vision Award - Nescens at the 68th Festival del film Locarno.   Continuing the Festival’s policy of recognizing those individuals whose intuitions and skills have left their mark on film history, the 68th edition will see the Vision Award - Nescens awarded to Walter Murch, the editor and sound designer (a term he coined himself). This award follows those previously att...

Valeria Golino The Italian actress and director will be a guest at the Festival di Locarno's spring event

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  The Italian actress and director will be a guest at the Festival di Locarno's spring event in Locarno and Ascona 19 – 22 March. Valeria Golino, alongside Emmanuel Carrère, will perform in a staged reading from the French writer's latest novel, “Le Royaume”. Additionally, she will also introduce the film she directed, “Miele”, along with co-screenwriters Francesca Marciano and Valia Santella. The program of the film of L’immagine e ...

The Fantasporto Jury

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FESTIVAL JURY MEMBERS     INTERNATIONAL JURY FANTASY SECTION     Olivier Beguin- director (Switzerland) Louis Diogo- director (Eng) Christian James - director (GB) Lucas Figueroa- director (Esp) Laurie Gordon- Montreal International Animation Film Festival Director and filmmaker (Can)     INTERNATIONAL JURY ORIENT EXPRESS & Director's WEEK - MANUEL DE OLIVEIRA   & ORIENT EXPR...

Industry Guests attending Fantasporto 2015 - 16 world Premieres

A PORTA 21 (World Premiere) João Marco- Director “A Porta 21” (Port)   ALEKTO (world premiere) Thomas Kaufmann – Director de “Alekto”   BE MY CAT (World Premiere) Adrian Tofei - Director “Be My Cat” (Roménia)   AWAITING (World Premiere) Mark Murphy -Director “Awaiting” (UK) Alan Latham - Producer “Awaiting” (UK) Michael Cowan- Distributor  “Awaiting”,  CEO Phoen...

Sedona Film Festival Dedicated to Orson Wells for 100th Birthday; "Citizen Kane," Other Classics, Q&As with Daughter Beatrice

The 21st annual Sedona International Film Festival will celebrate the 100th birthday of film icon and former Sedona resident Orson Welles with screenings of Citizen Kane, Othello, Touch of Evil, Falstaff - Chimes at Midnight, several documentaries about his life and career – with post-film Q&As hosted by his daughter, Beatrice – and a discussion about his final, unfinished film, The Other Side of the Wind, from Feb. 21-March 1 at screening venues throughout Sedona. Documentari...

Liam Neeson & Aidan Quinn @ Craic Fest 17 (March 5-7) NYC

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The Craic Festival is the premier Irish film and music festival in the U.S. since 1999. The film series (Best of New Irish Cinema) is booked for Tribeca Cinemas and the music for the Mercury Lounge. Stella Artois will be presenting the festival.   Bands to perform live at this year’s Festival include: Julie Feeney, Pat McGuire, The Shackles (Colin Smith) and The Narrowbacks. Julie Feeney, who has taken NYC by storm this past year, will headline March 7th. One show only this year wil...

Tadashi Shoji Fall 2015 Runway Show

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By Maria Esteves – February 17, 2015 The TADASHI SHOJI Fall 2015 Joy of Flight Runway Show was held day one of Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week New York in Lincoln Center, Thursday, February 12, 2015. Inspired by the joy of flight, Shoji’s fall 2015 stunning and elegant designs on the runway included floor length cape in metallic embroidered crepe; tulle gowns in emerald green, nude and plum; feather-embroidered gowns; aero dynamic sleeveless dress in black with embellished neck details; ...

VIDEO: James Franco and Anke Engelke go "private" at Berlinale 2015

James Franco © Gerhard Kassner / Berlinale Hilarious moment at opening ceremony ...

Red carpet moment for Shooting Stars with a Natalie Portman Salute

Hollywood star hosts annual awards ceremony at the Berlinale Palast   (From left to right): Dieter Kosslick (Festival Director, Berlin International Film Festival) with Maisie Williams (UK), European Shooting Stars patron Natalie Portman, Natalia de Molina (Spain), Sven Schelker (Switzerland), Aistė Diržiūtė (Lithuania), Emmi Parviainen (Finland), Hera Hilmar (Iceland), Joachim Fjelstrup (Denmark), Moe Dunford (Ireland), Jannis Niewöhner (Germany), Abbey Hoes (The Netherla...

Reem Acra Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week S/S15 Collections

By Maria Esteves – October 1, 2014 The Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week New York REEM ACRA Spring 2015 fashion show was held at the tents in Lincoln Center, Monday, September 8, 2014. Acra’s ready-to-wear classic collection inspired by 20th century Paris couturiers showcased on the runway elegant crystal embroidered and metallic silk gowns; draped, halter, sculpted and wrap dresses in delicate colors that included aqua silk, blush, white, black, pale gold, floral prints and lace. Ba...

Minister of State Monika Grütters Visits the EFM 2015

65. Internationale Filmfestspiele Berlin (5. - 15. Februar 2015) Photo left to right: Matthijs Wouter Knol (EFM), Cornelia Hammelmann (DFFF), Monika Grütters (BKM), Mariette Rissenbeek (German Films), Beki Probst (EFM), Frank Völkert (FFA) Copyright: Juliane Eirich   This Friday morning, Monika Grütters - Germany’s Minister of State and Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media - visited the European Film Market (EFM) of the 65th Berlin Inter...
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