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Peter Fonda is Chairman of the 2012 jury in Stockholm Festival

    This year we welcome legendary actor Peter Fonda to the Stockholm International Film Festival. Peter Fonda will head this year’s jury of five and decide which will receive the prestigious Bronze Horse for Best Film.      This year’s jury members will hand out the festival’s heaviest prize, the 7. 3 kilo heavy Bronze Horse to the Best Film i the Stockholm XXIII Competition category. The jury also give out the Aluminium Horse in seven categories:...

Amarcort Film Festival 2012 - Rimini, Teatro degli Atti - 1, 2, 3 Novembre 2012

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 Amarcort Film Festival, 1st-3rd November 2012, at Teatro degli Atti in Rimini (Italy) Amarcort Film Festival 5th edition on stage next weekend. From Tuesday 1st through Saturday 3rd, the short film competition, usually known as one of the most interesting summer events in Rimini , will become a fall appointment. The program will be richer than the previous ones: besides the screening of all finalists of all competitive sections (Amarcort, Gradisca, Fulgor), there will be two more specia...

Highlights from Five Flavours Film Festival, Warsaw

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The sixth edition of Five Flavours Film Festival opens today, 24 October, in Warsaw's Muranow and Praha cinemas. The festival is the only film event in Poland focused primarily on Asian cinema. The seven-day programme involves six sections and thirty new features with two European premieres. Every year, Five Flavours brings a deeper insight into the cinematography of a selected country from South-East Asia. The sixth edition presents Focus: Malaysia which is one of the main sections of this ye...

Holy Motors winner of the 48th Chicago International Film Festival

Michael Kutza, Founder and Artistic Director, Mimi Plauché, Programming Director, and Programmers Alex Kopecky and Penny Bartlett proudly announce the winners of the 48th Chicago International Film Festival Competitions.   French filmmaker Leos Carax’s exuberant and euphoric HOLY MOTORS leads this extraordinary group of films with three awards. Carax’s first film, BOY MEETS GIRL, premiered in Chicago in 1984 as part of the 20th Chicago International Film Festival&rsqu...

16th Arab Film Festival opens in LA

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by Alex Deleon for <filmfestivals.com> The sixteenth edition of the Arab Film Festival (which travels to five cities in California) opened here on Friday, October 19 with a festive reception at the Screen writers Guild Theater in Beverly Hills. This is an intensive three day event which will screen as many films as can be squeezed into a long weekend. The opening night film was "Man Without a Cell Phone", a debut feature by Palestinian filmmaker Sameh Zoabi who has won various...

Helpmann Awards 2012: Sydney, Australia

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  Helpmann Awards 2012: Sydney, Australia   Australia's top female dramatic actors, Robyn Nevin and Cate Blanchett, won their categories in the national Helpmann Awards presented in Sydney last night, but unusually no single production dominated the ceremony.   While Nevin won for Belvoir St Theatre's Summer of the Seventeenth Doll and Blanchett for Sydney Theatre Company's Gross und Klein, the award for best play went to Ganesh Versus the Third Reich by the G...

Kate Bosworth: Exclusive appearance at MYER Sydney City

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  Kate Bosworth: Exclusive appearance at MYER Sydney City       Myer and SKII are excited to welcome the face of SKII, American beauty Kate Bosworth, to Myer Sydney City for an in-store appearance this week.   Kate's exclusive appearance at Myer Sydney City will be held on  Friday 12th October at 1:00 pm on level 1.    Kate Bosworth will be interviewed on stage by style and pop culture commentator, Melissa Hoyer, on her supp...

50th New York Film Festival Closing Night World Premiere of FLIGHT Red Carpet Photos

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By Maria Esteves – October 17, 2012   The 50th New York Film Festival 2012(NYFF50) Closing Night World Premiere of FLIGHT by Academy Award-winning filmmaker Robert Zemeckis commenced Sunday, October 14, 6:00 PM at Lincoln Center’s Alice Tully Hall. Presented by the Film Society of Lincoln Center, red carpet arrivals included industry executives, festival directors, celebrity guests, cast and crew from FLIGHT (Brian Geraghty, Bruce Greenwood, Denzel Washington, Don Cheadle, Jam...

NYFF50 Zemeckis’s Flight Press Conference Coverage

By Maria Esteves – October 15, 2012 The 50th New York Film Festival 2012 (NYFF50) presented by the Film Society of Lincoln Center Closing Night World Premiere press screening of FLIGHT, by Academy Award-winning director Robert Zemeckis was held at the Walter Reade Theater, Sunday, October 14, 9:00 AM. A live press conference immediately followed with director Zemeckis, screenwriter John Gatins, casts members John Goodman, Don Cheadle, Melissa Leo, Bruce Greenwood and Academy Award-winnin...

NYFF50 Zemeckis’s Flight Press Conference Coverage

By Maria Esteves – October 17, 2012 The 50th New York Film Festival 2012 (NYFF50) presented by the Film Society of Lincoln Center Closing Night World Premiere press screening of FLIGHT, by Academy Award-winning director Robert Zemeckis was held at the Walter Reade Theater, Sunday, October 14, 9:00 AM. A live press conference immediately followed with director Zemeckis, screenwriter John Gatins, casts members John Goodman, Don Cheadle, Melissa Leo, Bruce Greenwood and Academy Award-winnin...

Robert de Niro to be honored at The Santa Barbara International Film Festival'

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 Director, producer and Academy Award-winning actor ROBERT DE NIRO has been chosen to receive The Santa Barbara International Film Festival's seventh annual KIRK DOUGLAS AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE IN FILM at a black-tie Gala dinner at Bacara Resort & Spa in Santa Barbara on Saturday, December 8, 2012.  Mr. De Niro will accept this honor from Mr. Douglas in recognition of his exceptional career spanning over four and a half decades, leading up to this year’s highly ...

Say Adios to Clichés and Hola to Mexico; kicking in Melbourne

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The el Tran (train) has left Mexico and after a successful tour through Los Angeles, it is now set to head around Australia, for the 7th annual Hola Mexico Film Festival this October and November.  The Festival combines the best of everything Mexican for a week of fun, film and food, as the Festival screens 11 feature films, 5 documentaries and one double header.    Jump on for the journey, as Hola Mexico travels to Melbourne (Oct 19 -28 ACMI Cinemas), then heads to Sydney (Oct...

Full Starz Denver Film Festival schedule released

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The 35th Starz Denver Film Festival (SDFF), sponsored by Starz Entertainment and produced by the Denver Film Society, announced today its full Festival line-up. SDFF will run November 1 through November 11 in Denver. The complete list of films can be viewed at denverfilm.org/festival.   "Election day is not the only big event happening this November. The Starz Denver Film Festival will celebrate its 35th edition with signature events and a diverse line-up of films from around the glo...

Australian filmmaker takes the 2012 Iris Prize for The Wilding

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    ·       The Wilding  (directed by Grant Scicluna, Australia) - Iris Prize   And the other winners are:   ·        A Stable for Disabled Horses (directed by Fabio Youniss) – Best UK Short   ·        Sex of Angels (directed by Xavier Villaverde) - Iris Prize Best Feature Award   ·      &...

Amitabh Bachchan will be guest of honour at the 12th River to River Florence Indian Film Festival

Bollywood superstar Amitabh Bachchan, the iconic face of Indian cinema, will be the guest of honour at the 12th River to River Florence Indian Film Festival.   The 12th River to River Florence Indian Film Festival, the only festival in Italy entirely devoted to Indian cinema and directed by Selvaggia Velo, will take place at Cinema Odeon, in Florence, from 7th to 13th December, under the Patronage of the Embassy of India and the Italy-India association.   This is an extreme...

Rio International Film Festival 2012 Awards

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HIGH TENSIONS AS FESTIVAL DO RIO AWARDS 2012 PREMIERE BRAZIL PRIZES   The Rio Film Festival, which has been running in the city these past two weeks, came to an end tonight, Thursday October 11, and at a glittering closing ceremony at Rio’s Cine Odeon BR presented its “Redentor” awards given to the best filmmaking and acting achievements of its Premiere Brazil competitive section.   Premiere Brazil, the centre-strand of the festival, focuses specifically on n...

The members of the Jury - FNC

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AWARDS AND JURY 2012 Sélection internationale Louve d’or presented by Quebecor  Best feature film in the International Sélection ($15,000 cash from Québecor) Prix d’interprétation Best actor or actress in a feature film in the International Sélection Prix de l’AQCC (Association québécoise des critiques de cinéma) Best feature in the International Sélection Prix de l’innovation - Daniel L...

Iranian Cinema brain drain continues with Bahman Ghobadi at Toronto

by Alex Deleon for <filmfestivals.com>  Bahman Ghobadi       RHINO SEASON is Ghobadi's first film since he fled Iran        The stars of Rhino Season (from left) Behrouz Vossoughi, Monica Bellucci, Bahman Ghobadi, Belcim Bilgin and Arash Labaf IRANIAN CINEMA BRAIN DRAIN CONTINUES With Bahman ...

Pacific Meridian 10th anniversary Film Festival ambiance

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 The festival like a bridge from heart to heart; 10 years passed, everything is still ahead   The Opening Ceremony of the 10th anniversary Film Festival “Pacific Meridian” was surprisingly heartfelt, absolutely sincere. All the speakers congratulated the festival on its first and, as they pointed, not the last anniversary. Everybody was saying that: festival’s guests, spectators and even official persons. And the master of ceremony – an actor Alexander Ol...

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...

First Time Fest will launch in NY

First Time Fest (FTF) – a celebration of first time filmmakers – is a new and unique film festival, event and opportunity taking place in New York City from March 1-March 4, 2013. Just as Quentin Tarantino had RESERVOIR DOGS, Orson Welles his CITIZEN KANE, Sam Mendes’ AMERICAN BEAUTY, Rob Reiner with THIS IS SPINAL TAP and John Huston had THE MALTESE FALCON as their first works, First Time Fest’s mission is to discover and present the next generation of great cinema by ...

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...

Sitges 2012

The Sitges International Fantastic Film Festival of Catalonia; October 4-14, 2012.   Arguably the world’s most renown international horror/fantasy film festival takes place each year on the Balearic Sea riviera in Sitges, Spain at the Sitges International Fantastic Film Festival of Catalonia. The festival opened yesterday for its 45th edition with the Spanish murder mystery thriller ‘El Cuerpo’ ('The Body', 2012) by director Oriol Paulo starring José Coronado, B...

Sitges 2012

The Sitges International Fantastic Film Festival of Catalonia; October 4-14, 2012.   Arguably the world’s most renown international horror/fantasy film festival takes place each year on the Balearic Sea Riviera in Sitges, Spain at the Sitges International Fantastic Film Festival of Catalonia. The festival opened yesterday for its 45th edition with the Spanish murder mystery thriller film ‘El Cuerpo’ ('The Body', 2012) by director Oriol Paulo starring José Corona...

Interview with actor Akin Gazi

    Interview with English/Turkish Cypriot actor Akin Gazi, the hot new face of BIG cinema ('The Devil's Double', 2011; 'Black Gold' 2011; and now 'Zero Dark Thirty', 2012). Look out for this up and coming mega talent. He has already been on the side of buses in Qatar... Will UK be next? Read our up close and personal interview below.   ME: How did you get into acting and when did you know that you want to act? AKIN: When I was a child I loved spending time in my imaginat...
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