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Miami International Film Festival to honor Filmmakers Lasse Hallström and Fernando Trueba

  Organizers of the 30th edition of Miami International Film Festival (MIFF), produced and presented by Miami Dade College, announced today they will celebrate a milestone year next March 1st – 10th with Career Achievement Tributes honoring two remarkable directors: renowned Swedish writer-director Lasse Hallström, (My Life as a Dog, What's Eating Gilbert Grape), and Spanish producer, writer and Oscar-winning director Fernando Trueba (Belle Epoque, Chico & Rita). This mark...

Sir Michael Gambon and Jude Law to be honoured at British Independent Film Awards

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JUDE LAW AND SIR MICHAEL GAMBON TO BE HONOURED AT THE 15th MOËT BRITISH INDEPENDENT FILM AWARDS Recipients of both The Richard Harris Award and The Variety Award were announced today by Johanna von Fischer and Tessa Collinson, joint Directors, The Moët British Independent Film Awards. Sir Michael Gambon will receive the Richard Harris Award and Jude Law The Variety Award at the awards ceremony on Sunday 9th December at Old Billingsgate. The Richard Harris Award was introduced in 200...

2012 AMERICAN FILM MARKET kicks off

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More Than 10% Increase in Buyers Expected, Including 120 New Buying Companies Industry Conversations Featuring Directors Sacha Gervasi and Victor Levin, “Harry Potter” Franchise Executive Producer Michael Barnathan, Producer Bonnie Curtis, Jonathan Silverman, Pamela Adlon and Many More Also Announced. The 2012 American Film Market (AFM®) will kick-off tomorrow with more than 120 new buying companies and a 10% increase in buyers, according to AFM Managing Director Jonathan Wolf. ...

Peter Straughan at BAFTA Screenwriters Lecture, BFI London, Sketch by Nesta 24/10/12

On screenwriting Peter says it's like swimming. "I can't sketch, I just paint it as I go", "with structure". Peter wrote the film "The Men Who Stare at Goats", staring George Clooney, he is a BAFTA award winner for his Screenplay adaptation of "Tinker,Tailor, Soldier Spy" which he co-wrote with Bridget O'Connor.

London BFI fest announces jury and line up...

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Juries are announced for the new look BFI London Film Festival Awards, including Sir David Hare, Tom Hiddleston, David Yates, Olivia Colman, Pablo Trapero, Nansun Shi and Sebastian Faulks. At this year’s ceremony, Helena Bonham Carter and Tim Burton will receive BFI Fellowships. Tim Burton and Helena Bonham Carter The 56th BFI London Film Festival in partnership with American Express today revealed its juries for the 2012 Festival Awards which will take place at Banqueting...

ÉCU SPOTLIGHT: CHARLIE KAUFMAN AND “CROWDFUNDING”

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  ÉCU SPOTLIGHT: CHARLIE KAUFMAN AND “CROWDFUNDING” ÉCU is a strong supporter of the unbridled creativity which is afforded to indie filmmakers, but acknowledges the difficulties in financing costs. This week the spotlight is on the acclaimed American screenwriter, director and producer Charlie Kaufman, who defies conventions and creates inspiringly innovative work. In September he raised twice the $200,000 budget required to produce his upcoming animat...

Helen Mirren to receive European achievement in World Cinema Awards

  HELEN MIRREN RECEIVES EUROPEAN ACHIEVEMENT IN WORLD CINEMA AWARD "A very meaningful honour," says the British actress (picture: Giles Keyte) The European Film Academy takes great pleasure in presenting Dame Helen Mirren with the honorary award EUROPEAN ACHIEVEMENT IN WORLD CINEMA 2012 for her outstanding body of work. “It was discovering the immense diversity of European filmmaking that gave me an enduring love and respect for the art form,” stated Helen Mirr...

John Travolta & Oliver Stone received the Donostia award

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Last night American actor John Travolta received the Donostia Award, a lifetime achievement recognition. He´s in San Sebastian to present his latest movie, Savages, with director Oliver Stone who received one of the Special 60th anniversary Donostia Award at the same gala.  Savages co-star,actor Benicio del Toro was the master of ceremony. Travolta has been nominated twice for an Academy Award, one of which was for his brilliant portrayal of a philosophising hit-...

“BAFTA Rocliffe New Writing Forum” in London is Now Open for Submissions!!

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“BAFTA Rocliffe New Writing Forum” in London is Now Open for Submissions!! The forum, now in its twelfth year, is a platform for new writing and a networking event that has had huge significance for lots of career starters in the film and T V industries.The final deadline for submissions is 20 September, so hurry up!//"BAFTA Rocliffe New Writing Forum " à Londres est maintenant ouvert aux propositions! Le forum en est à sa douzième année, est une plate-forme pour la nouvel...

Ted Hope appointed Executive Director of San Francisco Film Society

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Ted Hope, one of the film industry’s most respected and prolific figures, has been named executive director of the San Francisco Film Society (SFFS), effective September 1, 2012. In a surprise move, the veteran film producer and one of the most influential individuals in independent film will embark upon a new chapter in his professional life, leaving New York City, where he produced independent films through his companies Good Machine, This is that corporation and Double Hope Films, t...

EFA Board members Elected for 2012

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The President: Wim Wenders, Director, Germany Wim Wenders attended the Academy of Film & Television in Munich, worked as a film critic for various German publications, and was a founding member of Filmverlag der Autoren. In 1976 he set up his own production company, Road Movies, and, in 2002, Reverse Angle. Often hailed as one of the most important German directors on the international scene, Wenders has received various international awards, including the Golden Lion (TH...

Sydney Good Dog Fest ready to kick off

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THE SYDNEY GOOD DOG!   INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL 17-19 AUGUST 2012     The Good Dog! International Film Festival launches 17 August 2012 with the feature film “My Dog – an unconditional love story” starring fashion leader Isaac Mizrahi and his beloved dog Harry as well as other celebrities and their dogs. Trailer can be seen here http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Qp-NNtihDY Featured in the film are visits to Glenn Close and her playful dogs at her home; Richard Gere and Carey L...

A Power and the Glory of Cinema City

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Another big name of Cinema City Novi Sad, Serbia is no doubt Nick Powell. A man on Virgin label and a big boss of nowadays biggest Film and Television School in UK. I promised that I will write another article about a Nik Powell’s visit to Novi Sad, Cinema City because as I said in previous articles I’ve had a little problem with a voice recorder who failed to record interviews with Powell. In the 60s and 70s Richard Branson and his partner Nik Powell loved music and saw an opportunity to...

East End Film Festival line up

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The EAST END FILM FESTIVAL has announced its full programme, revealing a line up of 75 feature films and dozens of live, immersive events for 3rd – 8th July. Flying the flag for British cinema, celebrating the Olympics; championing cinematic portrayals of activist culture from the Arab Spring to LGBT rights movements; and offering a line up of the brave, the bold and uncategorisable, the EEFF returns in its eleventh year for what will be its most vital edition to date… EEFF 2012...

Edinburgh International Film Festival (EIFF) line up revealed

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At a press conference at Filmhouse in Edinburgh this morning, Artistic Director Chris Fujiwara announced details of his inaugural programme for the 66th edition of the Edinburgh International Film Festival (EIFF). This year the Festival, which runs from 20 June to 1 July, will host nineteen World premieres and thirteen International premieres. The Festival will showcase one hundred and twenty-one new features from fifty-two countries, including eleven European premieres and seventy-six UK...

Edinburgh International Film Festival (EIFF) today announced the full industry programme line-up

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Edinburgh International Film Festival (EIFF) today announced the full industry programme line-up to take place over 9 days during the Festival. Key industry players will take part in discussions focusing on all areas of the filmmaking process, predominantly hosted at EIFF's new delegate centre venue at the Traverse Theatre. An additional In-Person onstage career interview was also announced with Academy Award® winning cinematographer Chris Menges. The strong presence of first feature fi...

WORLDVIEW ENTERTAINMENT HEATS UP Eli Roth’s THE GREEN INFERNO

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      CANNES PRESS WORLDVIEW ENTERTAINMENT HEATS UP Eli Roth’s THE GREEN INFERNO Eli Roth to Direct New Horror Thriller that Exclusive Media will Offer to Buyers in Cannes May 17, 2012 (CANNES, FRANCE) -- Worldview Entertainment, a New York City-based motion picture production and investment company, has signed on to finance and produce Eli Roth’s new horror thriller, “The Green Inferno.” Roth, who reignited the horror genre with the “Hostel...

The BUFF Blog (April 2012)

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Traditionally in the UK, the most-watched programmes on television are always scheduled on a Saturday night. The last few years have seen a more aggressive approach to win hearts and minds with the UK’s 2 biggest broadcasters (BBC & ITV) going head-to-head and scheduling their ‘MUST-SEE’ programmes against each other. In the last 6 months alone, Strictly Come Dancing was beating The X Factor when previously the ITV juggernaut was winning hand over fist. On ...

WorldView and Sundance Institute to Present New Awards at Sundance London

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  Sundance Institute and WorldView today announced that they will jointly present awards to four films that focus on social justice issues in the developing world: Street Girls by Katie Mark; FARMING by Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje; My Brother the Devil by Sally El Hosaini; and Valley of Saints by Musa Syeed. Each award is accompanied by a £5,000 or £10,000 grant, and the Documentary Development Award for Street Girls is enhanced with professional access to film mentorship from Je...

Robert Redford to introduce film about the environmental work of HRH The Prince of Wales

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Sundance Institute and The O2 announced today the programme of Special Events and panels that will take place at the inaugural Sundance London film and music festival, from 26-29 April at The O2. These events and panels were programmed by Sundance Institute, which annually hosts the Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah - the premier independent film festival in the United States.   Among the Special Events announced today are: ‘Rufus and Martha Wainwright sing Kate McGar...

This is Our Youth New York 1980s Play Comes To Sydney Opera House

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The Sydney Opera has one again brought a world class play to town under its famous brand. Kieran Culkin is the main character in This Is Our Youth. New Yorker Kieran Culkin is into Kenneth Lonergan's This Is Our Youth in a big way. It's primarily a story about relationships, and some get very complicated in this number. He appears alongside Pilgrim co-star Michael Cera and Emily Barclay at the Sydn...

First Curaçao IFFR opens 29 March with Marley

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Fundashon Bon Intenshon is proud to present the first edition of the Curaçao International Film Festival Rotterdam (Curaçao IFFR). From Thursday 29 March until Sunday 1 April 2012, Curaçao IFFR presents a strong selection of twenty-seven feature length films (both documentary and fiction) as well as eleven short films from around the world in the new six-screen multiplex theatre The Cinemas, located in the Otrobanda district of Willemstad. The festival programme, made in collaboration with th...

BUFF BLOG (FEBRUARY 2012)

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In a little over 4 months from now, this year’s British Urban Film Festival line-up will be decided. Another year consuming, digesting and deliberating on hours of output, private screenings and submissions will come to a head and the UK’s buffest films (otherwise known as the sweet 16) will be offered to the public for due consideration at BUFF 2012, the 7th such occasion, with each festival seemingly surpassing itself in profile and prestige year on year. And so it goes without saying th...

Highlights on 15th Holland Animation Film Festival

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On Wednesday 28 March 2012 the fifteenth edition of the Holland Animation Film Festival (HAFF) takes off. Five days of pure animation highlights in the historic centre of Utrecht: independent and commercial; handmade and 3D CGI. The biggest animation festival of the Netherlands shows all of it. The programming is in progress, but here we’ll raise a corner of the veil. Competition programmes completed The official selections of the competitions have been completed. The number of entries t...

Alberto Iglesias an Oscar after the Goya?

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                                    Alberto Iglesias won last Sunday his tenth Goya Award for the best Original Score of Pedro Almodóvar´s The Skin I live In. He may win his first Academy Awars, an Oscar this coming Sunday. He got the nomination to the Oscar Awards for the best Original Score for the origi...
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