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New York Film Festival: 50th Anniversary

          Backed by the largest film society in the US which has now more than 7000 members and Lincoln Center’s supportive management the New York Film festival has emerged as the most important US film festival.  Over the last 25 years under Richard Pena’s direction few if any compromises in the main selection and side bars were made. Pena shifted the festival’s Eurocentric orientation and introduced cinema from Asia, Latin America, and Eu...

Tiburon International Film Festival Golden Reel Award Winners

The winners of the 2012 Golden Reel Awards were announced during a ceremony on Friday, April 27, 2012 in Tiburon: Best Film: Lovely Man, directed by: Teddy Soeriaatmadja [Indonesia] Best Director: Teddy Soeriaatmadja, for: Lovely Man [Indonesia] Best Actor: Colm Meaney, for The Perfect Stranger [Spain/Ireland] Best Actress: Tan Zhuo, for: Mr. Tree [China] Best Documentary: Mustafa's Sweet Dreams, directed

Tiburon International Film Festival Winners

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The winners of the 2012 Golden Reel Awards were announced during a ceremony on Friday, April 27, 2012 in Tiburon, California. Best Film: Lovely Man, directed by: Teddy Soeriaatmadja [Indonesia] Best Director: Teddy Soeriaatmadja, for: Lovely Man [Indonesia] Best Actor: Colm Meaney, for The Perfect Stranger [Spain/Ireland] Best Actress: Tan Zhuo, for: Mr. Tree [China] Best Documentary: Mustafa's Sweet Dreams, directed by: Angelos Abazoglou [Greece] Best Screenplay: Emiliano Cora...

Official presentation of San Sebastian Festival's 59th edition

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This morning, at the María Cristina Hotel, the latest edition of Zinemaldia was unveiled. José Luis Rebordinos, the Festival Director, and Joxean Fernández, member of the Festival Management Committee, announced the programme and activities scheduled for this year, the names of the juries corresponding to the different sections and the latest additions to the event.Festival will take place 16-24 Septembre.JURY MEMBERS AT THE 59TH EDITION OF THE SAN SEBASTIAN FESTIVALSección Oficial• GUILL...

Locarno opened with J.J Abrams' super 8

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The 64th Festival del film Locarno opens on Wednesday August 3 with a screening of J.J. Abrams’ Super 8 on the Piazza Grande.  Following the success of the last night’s free screening of Breakfast at Tiffany’s (1961, by Blake Edwards), sponsored by Valora and its president Rolando Benedick, the former president of Manor, which attracted an audience of 4,800 to the Piazza Grande, tomorrow there will be the Pre-Festival’s second free offering to local residents and touris...

Claudia Cardinale arrives for the first time in Bulgaria as a guest of Sofia International Film Festival

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“I don’t like the system of celebrities. I am a normal human being. I like living in Europe. I visit Hollywood often, but I never wanted to sign a contract and work there for a long period of time,” states the world famous Italian actress. The legendary actress arrives in Sofia as a special guest of the 15th jubilee edition of the Sofia International Film Festival. A gala screening of Luchino Visconti’s film The Leopard will take place on the 11th of March in Hall 1 of ...

Kaunas International Film Festival launches cooperation with young film artists

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  Kaunas International Film Festival has become the official representative of the European network of film associations NISI MASA in Lithuania. The membership of the Lithuanian festival in this project will open up wide opportunities of international projects and festivals not only for young film artists and critics, but also for film students and other players of the film industry. “NISI MASA is a European network that involves and gives access for youth to the film industry. N...

Not to be missed: night screenings on the beach - le Cinéma de la Plage

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REFLETS SUR LA CROISETTE Showing every night, (free access) films will screen next to the Majestic Beach staring at 9.30 pm, with chairs and blankets... Before each film, a screening of short films directed by Isabelle Putod, based on the famous François Chalais TV shows. Herewith the program! Thursday May 12th at 9:30pm 100 000 DOLLARS AU SOLEIL (Greed in the sun) A film by Henri Verneuil (France, 1965, 125'). Digital restauration by André Labbouz. Friday May 13th at 9:...

Hong Kong's Heard Music

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Hong Kong Film Festival is the 2nd festival visited by the 9th "Pacific Meridian" commission.Programme curator Natalya Timofeeva who was in Hong Kong for the first time shared with us her impressions.Hong Kong Film Festival is called the most important and influential film forum in the eastern hemisphere. Apparently, it's because several important events connected to cinematography take place in this megalopolis at the time of the festival. I want to draw your attention to some of them...

Winners of the 2011 "Golden Reel Awards"

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The winners of the 2011 Tiburon International Film Festival Golden Reel Awards were announced during a formal ceremony on Friday, April 15, 2011 in Tiburon, California. Best Film: Little Rose by Jan Kidawa-Blonski [Poland] Best Director: Jan Kidawa-Blonski for Little Rose [Poland] Best Actor: Miroslav Donutil for Novel for Men [Czech Republic] Best Actress: Magdalena Boczarska for Little Rose [Poland] Best Documentary: Cultures of Resistance by Iara Lee [USA] Best Screenplay: Szab...

Istanbul Film Festival opens tomorrow celebrates 30 year anniversary

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BANGKOK ~ The 30th Istanbul Film Festival will take place during April 2-17. With approximately 150, 000 participants last year Istanbul Film Festival is again the biggest cinema event of Turkey and once again offers rich content. Some 230 films in 21 sections will be shown in the festival. A  wide-ranging programme composed of special retrospectives exclusive to the 30th year includes new films premiered in January at Sundance and in February at Berlin, Golden Tulip International and Na...

54TH SAN FRANCISCO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL TO PRESENT FEDERICO FELLINI’S RESTORED MASTERWORK LA DOLCE VITA

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 New Print of Italian Classic Starring Marcello Mastroianni, Anita Ekberg, Anouk Aimée Will Screen at Castro Theatre with Support From Gucci and Scorsese’s Film Foundation   San Francisco, CA – The 54th San Francisco International Film Festival (April 21–May 5), with support from Gucci and Martin Scorsese’s Film Foundation, will present a new print of the 4K digital restoration of Federico Fellini’s La Dolce Vita (Italy 1960), a film that shook up international...

Restored Fellini's La Dolce Vita to screen at San Francisco fest

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The 54th San Francisco International Film Festival (April 21 - May 5), with support from Gucci and Martin Scorsese's Film Foundation, will present a new print of the 4K digital restoration of Federico Fellini's La Dolce Vita (Italy 1960), a film that shook up international cinema, at the Castro Theatre, 12:30 pm, Sunday, May 1. Considered revolutionary at the time of its release, Federico Fellini's La Dolce Vita changed the landscape of international filmmaking. The film chronicles seven nigh...

The Italian Film Festival 2011 will kick off on 1 March 2011

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  LONDON'S ITALIAN FILM FESTIVAL 2011 1 - 6 March 2011   The Italian Film Festival 2011 will kick off on 1 March 2011 with a concert at London's Cadogan Hall by Nicola Piovani, winner of the Academy Award for the score of Roberto Benigni's Life Is Beautiful in 1998. The festival, due to become an annual event, is organized by the Italian Cultural Institute in London and Cinecittà Luce in Rome...

LA Italia Film Fest

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Opening Night of Los Angeles Italia 2011 by Ron Gilbert The party has started with Italian friends and family for a celebration which on this occasion is the Los Angeles Italia Film Fashion and Art Festival. The festival director Pascal Vicedomini who is from Southern Italy really has a knack for combining Hollywood and Italy and today was the day to reminisce about the Legendary Oscar winning producer Dino De Laurentiis and honoring him in a way that was well deserved. The...

Rome to open with Last Night and a tribute to Kurosawa

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the exclusive premiere of Tron Legacy and the opening event at the MaxxiThe fifth edition of the International Rome Film Festival opens on Thursday (28th October – 5th November) and it will take place under the High Patronage of the President of the Republic. The Sala Santa Cecilia of the Auditorium Parco della Musica will be hosting the first film in competition in the Official Selection, Last Night by Massy Tadjedin. At 6:45 p.m., before the screening of the film scheduled for 7:30 p.m., Kei...

Rome fest gives a tribute to La Dolce Vita

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The tribute to La Dolce Vita: the restoration of Fellini's masterpiece, the retrospective, three themed exhibitions and a documentary The fifth edition of the International Rome Film Festival will be dedicating a broad and variegated tribute toLa Dolce Vita. On 30thOctober at 6:00 p.m., on the occasion of the fiftieth anniversary of Fellini's masterpiece, the Sala Petrassi of the Auditorium Parco della Musica will be premiering worldwide the digital restoration ofLa Dolce Vita. The event ...

Rome International Film Festival, October 28-November 5, 2010

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If you find yourself in Rome towards the end of October to the beginning of November, 2010, then maybe one of the 146 Films and Documentaries being shown at the Auditorium Parco della Musica at the Rome International Film Festival, will be of interest to you.  Of the Sixteen films in competition, judged by the International Jury comprised of Sergio Castellitto, Natalia Aspesi, Ulu Grosbard, Patrick McGrath, Edgar Reitz, and Olga Sviblova, four are Italian, while two are American. 1.  "Un...

Talking 'Quietly' with Cole Wiley

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                          I am super proud to present my good friend Colen C. Wiley. Cole and I met at an NYU interview four years ago where each of us had been interviewed by then NYU film teacher Milcho Manchevski, director of a favorite film of mine, Before the Rain (1994). Cole Wiley is the most educated up and coming filmmaker I know. He is a Harvard Law...

Nine and 1/2

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  Rob Marshall's Nine (2009) appears to be one of those movies that people walk away from either loving or hating. When I saw it in Palm Springs with Rob Marhsall on panel, I took the opportunity to pose him some of my curious questions regarding his follow up to one of my favorite films ever, Federico Fellini's 8 1/2 (1963). When Rob entered the room he stood back and regarded the panel chairs in the right corner of the room and shook his head, dissatisfied. He picked up...

Interview with 3 times Oscar winner Thelma Schoonmaker

Thelma's Schoonmaker's father Bertram was employed as a clerical worker by the Standard Oil Company and worked abroad.[4] She was born in Algiers, Algeria to American expatriates and raised in various countries, including on the Dutch-Caribbean island of Aruba.[4][5]                

Winners of the 2010 "Golden Reel Awards"

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The winners of the Golden Reel Awards were announced during a formal ceremony on Friday, March 26, 2010 in Tiburon, with many filmmakers, guests and dignitaries present.  Best Film: A Step Into the Darkness by Atil Inac [Turkey] Best Director: Ryszard Bugajski for General Nil [Poland] Best Actor: Olgierd Lukaszewicz for General Nil [Poland] Best Actress: Leonor Manso for Luisa [Argentine] Best Documentary: Petition by Zhao Liang [China] Best Cinematography: The Red Baron by Kl...

Winners of the Tiburon 2010 Golden Reel Award

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  9TH TIBURON INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL        MARCH 18-26, 2010   Winners of the 2010 Golden Reel Award   The winners of the Golden Reel Award were announced during a formal ceremony on Friday, March 26, 2010 in Tiburon, with many filmmakers, local guests, and dignitaries present: Best Film: A Step Into the Darkness by Atil Inac [Turkey] Best Director: Ryszard Bugajski for General Nil [Poland] Best Actor:  Olgierd Lukaszewicz for Gen...

Cannes Palme d'or winners since 1939

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1939 Union Pacific by Cecil B. DeMille United States 1946 Torment (Hets) by Alf Sjöberg Sweden The Lost Weekend by Billy Wilder United States The Red Meadows (De røde enge) by Bodil Ipsen and Lau Lauritzen Jr. Denmark Brief Encounter by David Lean United Kingdom Portrait of Maria (María Candelaria (Xochimilco) by Emilio Fernández Mexico Neecha Nagar (नीचा नगर) by Chetan Anand India The Turning Point (Великий перелом, Velikiy p...

Italian Neorealism At New York's Lincoln Center

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  It doesn’t get much better than this…..the Film Society of Lincoln Center, which presents the New York Film Festival each Fall, is in the midst of a revelatory review of one of the major film movements of the 20th century, presenting a list of acknowledged classics along with previously unknown (at least to me) gems. ITALIAN NEOREALISM AND THE BIRTH OF MODERN CINEMA is an exhaustive look at the cinema that flourished in Italy in the post-war period and that still remains a high poi...
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