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By Maria Esteves – October 12, 2015
CHRISTIAN SIRIANO Spring/Summer 2016 ready-to-wear runway show was held during New York Fashion Week at ArtBeam, Saturday, September 12, 2015. Siriano’s Spring 2016 collection was inspired by the imperial cities of Morocco, culture, lifestyle and the annual Feast of the Throne celebration. His beautiful and feminine red carpet evening wear included black lattice laser-cut and silk cage collar gown and dress, burnout plunging neckline gown in i...
By Maria Esteves – October 7, 2015
BETSEY JOHNSON Spring 2016 The Curios Case of Betsey Button celebrated 50 years in the fashion industry at the Arc on Friday, September 11, 2015. Johnson’s extraordinary and memorable themed runway show dedicated to Ann K. Pimm (Johnson’s childhood dance instructor) and dance venues such as Limelight, Palladium, Mud Club, Electric Circus, and Max’s Kansas City displayed five decades of vintage designs from present day to 1950s.
The Aruba International Film Festival (AIFF) has announced that SHAME, starring Tyrese Gibson (The Fast & The Furious and Transformers franchises) & Academy Award winner Jennifer Hudson and produced by Academy Award winner Denzel Washington will screen before the opening night film THE DRIFTLESS AREA. SHAME is a 23-minute exploration of a man who wants to do the right thing for his family, but may not be strong enough to.
Written by Gibson, the short is the story of an up-and-coming s...
The 2015 ARUBA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL is Aruba’s largest film event of the year, with over 60 feature and short films.
The Aruba International Film Festival (AIFF) has announced their feature film and documentary competition programs, opening and closing screenings, short sections, and Caribbean films. The fifth annual festival will be held from October 7-11 on the exotic Caribbean island of Aruba. Sponsored by the Aruba Tourism Authority, this world-class event is filled with inte...
By Maria Esteves
Style Fashion Week NANCY VUU Spring 2016 runway show was held during New York Fashion Week in Gotham Hall, Thursday, September 10, 2015. Vuu’s high-fashion collection for children and teens is graced with sheer elegance. She believes every child is a prince and a princess from the one true king!
Oranjestad, Aruba – The island of Aruba will once again host filmmakers and film enthusiasts from around the world during the fifth annual Aruba International Film Festival (AIFF), Oct. 7-11. Kicking off with a short film and Q&A session with actor Tyrese Gibson (from the Fast & Furious and Transformers franchises) and sponsored by the Aruba Tourism Authority (ATA), this world-class event is filled with international and regional premieres of feature-length and short films from a...
Cellar Door Film Festival Offers Audiences a World Tour of Speculative Cinema!
Festival returns with a mix of horror, sci-fi, and fantasy films from around the world.
29 September, 2015
For Immediate release
OTTAWA, ON – Cellar Door Film Festival (CDFF) returns for a second year of strange and unusual cinema. After a successful first year featuring a sold-out opening night and enthusiastic audiences, Ottawa’s first film festival devote...
Newcastle Chinese Film Festival
When: 1 Oct-3 Oct
Where: Tower CInemas, 183-185 King St, Newcastle NSW 2300
Tickets: $10 Per Film
The Nightingale: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v-zb7VgF3vBQ
An old Chinese farmer decides to journey from Beijing to his rural hometown to honour the promise he made to his late wife to bring back the bird that has been his only companion in the city. His takes along his spoilt grand-daughter Renxing, an 'olny child' brought up in the lap of lu...
Ricky Rijneke has been invited to the prestigious Toronto Talent Lab, which will be held September 10-20 as part of the Toronto International Film Festival. She is the first filmmaker from The Netherlands who has been selected.
The Toronto Talent Lab has invited 10 new international talents and 10 Canadian participants for its 12th edition.
The selected participants have the opportunity to interact with internationally acclaimed filmmakers and discuss a range of topics f...
Read news and updates about CinefestOZ Film Festival (interviews, press releases, reviews, etc.) on the blog:
In the words of actor George Shevtsov, lead actor opposite Adrien Brody in competition film BACKTRACK (2015), “CinéfestOZ is my favorite film festival. I've been to Cannes and many festivals around the world but this is the best of all!” What makes CinéfestOZ so unique? It's a boutique festival tucked away in the gem wine region of Margaret River, Western Australia where some of Australia's most stunning beaches kiss the land of the nation...
The China Australia Film Collaboration (CAFC) was launched on August 26th during CinefestOZ 2015 at Parliament House, Perth, Western Australia, with the signing of Memorandum of Understandings (MOUs) by event partners the China Film Producers’ Association, Australia China Business Council (WA), ScreenWest and CinefestOZ.
A business-to-business event, the CAFC brought together representatives of China and Australia’s production and film financing companies.
The inaugural two-day e...
China Australia Film Collaboration Event 2015
Background: CinéfestOZ is a not-for-profit incorporated organisation that has established strong partnerships with government, sponsors and the community who recognize the value of the event to the cultural fabric of the South West and its contribution to state and national economic growth, tourism and the film industry.
Over the past three years CinéfestOZ programming has included formal and informal China...
The 8th annual CinéfestOZ showcased extraordinary Australian and French films over five days from 26 to 30 August 2015. CinéfestOZ is the product of an enormous community effort to celebrate great film and the best of the Australian and French film industry.
The festival attracts a diverse audience of film lovers and filmmakers from across Australia, through feature film premieres and a highly anticipated film selection, as well as the second annual $100,000 Film Prize awarded t...
CinéfestOZ 2015 marked the first year for a new addition to the program known as "Indigi-fest-OZ". With a focus on indigenous film and arts, this section of the festival celebrates the richness and vitality of Australian aboriginal culture.
-Smoking Ceremony & Sweeping Dance.
-Rio Tinto Colours: From Country to Coast exhibition with Pilbara artists.
-Interactive Indigenous activities, including: traditional dance, ochre body & face paintin...
This year's CinéfestOZ hosted a number of star studded Australian talents including internationally beloved Hugo Weaving, recognized by the festival as Screen Legend. While his motley career boasts many credits in theater and film, he is recognized globally for his roles in The Lord of the Rings, The Hobbit, The Matrix, Priscilla: Queen of the Desert, The Interview, Men In Black, Cloud Atlas, Strangerland, The Turning and most recently The Dressmaker. He graduated...
PUTUPARRI AND THE RAINMAKERS directed and produced by Nicole Ma, and produced by John Moore, has been named the winner of the 2015 CinéfestOZ $100,000 Film Prize.
Ma and Moore were presented with the film prize tonight as part of CinéfestOZ’s Gala Night celebrations in Busselton, in the south west of Western Australia.
Starring Tom Lawford and Sylvestor Rangie and set against the backdrop of Australia’s tangled colonial and Indigenous history, documentary PU...
Hugo Weaving - CinéfestOZ Screen Legend
Critically acclaimed film, TV and theatre performer, Hugo is one of our most celebrated actors. His performances include sell out seasons of Uncle Vanya, Waiting for Godot, Macbeth, Endgame and Les Liasons Dangereuses. He has been praised for his many diverse film roles in The Adventures of Priscilla: Queen of the Desert, The Matrix, The Lord of the Rings, The Hobbit, Oranges and Suns...
Director: Michael Petroni
Producer: Michael Petroni, Jamie Hilton, Antonia Barnard
Starring: Adrien Brody, Sam Neill, George Shevtsov, Robin McLeavy, Chloe Bayliss, Bruce Spence
Synopsis: Psychologist Peter Bower’s life is thrown into turmoil when he discovers that the patients he has been seeing are ghosts. Risking his own sanity, Peter delves into his past to uncover a terrifying secret which only he can put right. Backtrack is a spine-chilling...
Jane the Virgin: Romedy Now imports American hit telenovela series to India
Romedy Now, part of the Times Network group that includes Times Now, Movies Now, ET Now, MN+ and Zoom, has brought the CBS-produced and the CW executed popular American TV series, Jane the Virgin, to India, premièring 05 August. It comprises 22 episodes of one-hour each, from the first season. Romedy Now has a further option on the next season, which premières in the USA exactly a year after the first ru...
By Maria Esteves – July 17, 2015
2015 North American Gratitude Tenshug to H.H. the 14th Dalai Lama, Day 2: Dalai Lama performs WhiteTara long-life and empowerment ceremonial prayers.
The 2015 North American Gratitude Tenshug to His Holiness, the 14th Dalai Lama was held at Javits Center, New York, July 9-10, 2015. Organized by the North American Tibetan Association (NATA) of American and Canadian Tibetans; the mark of gratitude event celebrated Dalai Lama’s 80th birthday (Ju...
By Maria Esteves – July 14, 2015
American actor and activist Richard Gere was special guest speaker at the 2015 North American Gratitude Tenshug to His Holiness, the 14th Dalai Lama held at Javits Center, New York, July 10, 2015. Gere paid tribute to His Holiness by sharing a Native American story of Two Wolves and his experience at a 1997 New York private screening of KUNDUN Biopic, directed Martin Scorsese.
Organized by the North American Tibetan Association (NATA) of American and Cana...
Indian film-writer, lyricist, Akhtar Romani no more
A rare film-writer and lyricist from the Dawoodi Bohra community, Akhtar Romani (nom de plume) passed away today in Mumbai, his home for almost all his life. He was in his early eighties. His contemporaries at the Saint Xavier’s College, Bombay, included Vijay Anand (who was to direct classic films like Guide, Jewel Thief and Johnny Mera Naam), Mahendra Kapoor (one of India’s best known playback song singers) and Ameen Sayani (ra...
Marta Rosa (USA/Mexico), Barbara Cigarroa
"Carry On" Receives Best of the Festival Award "Submarine" Receives Future Filmmaker Award;
"The Way of Tea", "Body Team 12" and "Bear Story" Receive Audience Awards;
PALM SPRINGS, CA (June 21, 2015) – The 2015 Palm Springs International ShortFest, the largest short film festival and only short film market in North America, announced its Festival award winners on Sunday, June 21, 2015. 330 short ...
Jason Reitman Serves as Keynote Speaker;
Representatives from Anonymous Content, The Black List, CAA, CSA, Fandor, ICM Partners, IndieGogo, Preferred Content, Sundance Film Festival, Tribeca Film Festival and many others
The Palm Springs International ShortFest is best known for its award-winning film shorts, but each year the Festival also welcomes a long guest list of filmmakers and industry attendees for the ShortFest Forums’ Panels and Roundtables. Academy Award nominated director ...