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Cnema in motion 8 Awards

  Participants at the 8th edition of Cinema in Motion have decided to grant their awards to two films: LE VEAU D’OR (THE GOLDEN CALF), France – Morocco Will receive the following: €15000 contribution towards sound mixing work at Mactari in Paris A 35mm print without subtitles from Festival International du Film d’Amiens or a participation on the cost of a DCP A 35mm print without subtitles from Festival International de Films de Fribourg or...

Euromed Audiovisual to hold first workshop on distribution in the South Mediterranean

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  Euromed Audiovisual to hold first workshop on distribution in the South Mediterranean On July 5 and 6, Euromed Audiovisual will hold a workshop in Jordan on strengthening film distribution in the South Mediterranean, in partnership with Europa Distribution andEuropa Cinemas. It will bring together 18 distributors, selected experts, and sales agents. This first workshop will include presentations on: Existing multi-territorial acquisition structures Network initiativ...

DIFF Focus at the Lincoln center

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The Dubai International Film Festival Chairman, Abdulhamid Juma, announced at the Festival de Cannes that they will be partnering with the Film Society of Lincoln Center in New York to showcase Arab cinema in a special DIFF Focus on August 24-30, 2012. Based in New York, the Film Society of Lincoln Center is the world's largest presenter of performing arts offering some 5,000 programs, initiatives and events annually. The lineup for the DIFF Focus will include 10 feature films and a...

65th Cannes day 1, first day of my 25th cannes participation

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Snapshots from my first day in Cannes, images worth 1000 words. Diner sitting right of Tim Berners Lee (inventor of the Internet) "God" as his fellows at W3C nickname him. I gave a keynote on film and Web (Friends or Foes) Morning moment at the City Hall with Bernard Brochand (Mayor of Cannes: my former Boss says Hi) Meeting at Dubai Film Festival's booth at Pantiero A quick check at Rendez Vous des Exploitants to get my badge (run by Coté Cinéma), RDV to attend Uni...

Selected Short Films Screened at First Imphal International Short Film Festival 2012

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The Imphal Film Festival organising committee formally declared the shortlisted short films to be screened at the First Imphal International Short Film Festival 2012 (April 15-18th, 2012) at Rupmahal Theatre, Imphal, Manipur, starting 2:00 PM.  Filmmakers whose films are not included in the first list must wait for the second list. Congratulations to all those filmmakers whose films have been selected as the official entry at IISFF 2012. SHORTLISTED SHORT FILMS (INDIAN ENTRIES)...

116,000 movie-goers at Tribeca

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The 2012 Tribeca Film Festival (TFF), co-founded by Robert De Niro, Jane Rosenthal and Craig Hatkoff, and presented by Founding Sponsor American Express, today announced that more than 380,000 people attended screenings, panels, talks and free community events - including the Tribeca Drive-In series, Family Festival Street Fair, Tribeca/ESPN Sports Day and the second annual Tribeca/NYFEST Soccer Day, as well as the Tribeca Disruptive Innovation Awards and the Tribeca Film Institute Interactive D...

Listing of our key Festival clients

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27 PLUS ONE ACE FEST ACTION CUT ACTION ON FILM AMERICAN FESTIVAL ANCHORAGE ANGEL AWARDS ANGELUS AWARDS ANNUAL PROGRAM WITHOUT FRONTIER AFI FESTAFM AGON ARTIVIST (although never fully paid for the LAST CAMPAIGN° ARUBA BABELGUM BAHAMAS BALTICUM FILM & TV DUBROVNIK BENEATH THE EARTH FILM FESTIVAL BEVERLY HILLS FILM FESTIVAL (although never fully paid for the last campaign) BLACK BEAR FILM FESTIVAL BOULDERS BRANSON BRATISLAVA BRUSSELS BUSHO CANNES CANNES MARKET CA...

31. Istanbul Film Festival Daily: Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow

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    YESTERDAY AT THE FESTIVAL • MORE EXTENSIVE PROGRAMMES FROM THE FESTIVAL EVERYDAY!!! Festival audience had another tiresome but enjoyable day. It was a day full of presentations and events! • PRESS MEETING WITH THE JURY National Competition Jury met with the press yesterday at 10.00, and afterwards the International Competition Jury was before the press at 11.00. During the press meeting with the moderator Azize Tan, Istanbul Film Festival director, questions w...

31. Istanbul Film Festival Daily: Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow

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    YESTERDAY AT THE FESTIVAL(09.04.2012) • A FULL WEEK AGAIN!!! Second week of the festival presents a programme even more intense than the first day. • STREET DOGS FROM THE DIRECTOR WITH GOLDEN PALM Who remembers the street dogs exterminated in 1910 for the sake of modernisation? How is the life for street dogs today and how will it be in the future? Director Serge Avédikian looks for an answer to that question... Dogs Story was at 11.00 at Fitaş 1 with the pa...

31. Istanbul Film Festival Daily: Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow

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YESTERDAY AT THE FESTIVAL (08.04.2012) • WE HAD A LONG AND JOYFUL SUNDAY A gleeful Sunday with the festival continuing full-force and screenings becoming even more attractive with the participation of the directors. Besides a panel discussion and a film chat, directors met with their audiences again. • GAININGS OF THE JOURNEY WITH AVÉ Story of the relationship between 17-year-old Avé and alienated art student Kamen starting with a hitchhike and continuing with lies was ...

Interview with SHERIF MANDOUR, on cinema in Revolutionary Egypt.

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  SHERIF MANDOUR, A Revolutionary Filmmaker in Revolutionary Egypt.   In the ancient land and rapidly transforming lifestyle of modern Egypt, producer Sherif Mandour is a man of his time. Apart from achieving worldwide acclaim, his last three films produced were predicting the revolution, a revolution from without and within. Through his longtime career in cinema, Mandour had worn many hats as an actor, director, distributor, commercial voiceover, producer and most...

Middle East presence in Hong Kong during the 2012 HAF

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  Middle East presence in Hong Kong during the 2012 HAF. Alongside this year’s FILMART, Hong Kong’s key international TV and film market, HAF (Asia Film Financing Forum) Hong Kong took place from 19-21 March. HAF is an annual event where filmmakers from around the world are awarded prizes of up to HK$350K in development funds. This year eight awards were given to filmmakers for select projects that showed exceptional merit; these won prizes in money and an impetus for the advan...

The jury of Bucarest B-Est

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JAN HARLAN (Head of the Jury) Producer and Director „I joined Stanley Kubrick in 1969 for his Napoleon project, which was unfortunately abandoned, but I enjoyed working with Stanley and he liked me, so I added the study of film-production with a great teacher to my previous profession. My first film as an assistant was A Clockwork Orange. Four years later I became Kubri...

IFFS Advisory Committee

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The 2012 IFFS Advisory Committee brings together some of the most accomplished and experienced professionals from across the film and music festival industry. We are excited about the diversity and knowledge that each member will contribute in 2010. With their support and feedback we’re bringing together visionary keynotes, panel discussions, in-depth work shops focusing on the most pressing and relevant topics facing the film and music festival industry today.  Peter Belsi...

The 59th Sydney Film Festival is coming… Soon!

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Across 12 days and nights, the 59th Sydney Film Festival brings the CBD to life with screenings of over 150 films, red carpet galas, talks and forums; plus some very special, soon-to-be-announced, events and international guests. From 6-17 June, Sydney Film Festival will showcase the best in cinema from across Australia and around the world, including features, documentaries, short films, retrospectives, restorations, animation and more. The Sydney Film Festival programming ...

Egyptian Cinema at the Ankara Film Festival.

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Organized by The World Mass Media Research Foundation and supported by Turkish Ministry of Culture, the 23rd. Ankara International Film Festival will take place between 15 – 22nd March. Festival will be showcasing a special selection of the latest Egyptian Cinema which will include films that address contemporary cultural movements and social sentiments across the Egyptian landscape. Without a doubt, one of most talked about issues of the 2011 was, collapsing of the thirty year d...

Do International Film Festivals Need More Recognition?

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You may have heard of prestigious film festivals such as Cannes and BFI London. But with the launch of Sundance London next year, Charlie Derry investigates into whether lesser known festivals are in need of more recognition, and how organisers plan to deal with this competition. There are thousands of international film festivals worldwide, with the world’s oldest continually running festival, the Edinburgh International Film Festival, currently going into its 66th year. But what abo...

Why do you think there are so many film festivals?

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Interview with Bruno Chatelin         Why do you think there are so many film festivals? They are now relatively easy to set up, with many tools, software, service providers Internet has played a major part in that development (and companies like ours, specialized in festival business have contributed spreading the word and the best practices) Benchmarking has become easier, and is now structured through such events as the...

Why do you think there are so many film festivals?

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Interview with Bruno Chatelin     Why do you think there are so many film festivals? They are now relatively easy to set up, with many tools, software, service providers Internet has played a major part in that development (and companies like ours, specialized in festival business have contributed spreading the word and the best practices) Benchmarking has become easier, and is now structured through such events as the international Film Festival Summit (I hava a role in tha...

Tiesto live at Mission: Impossible Premiere; Paramount Pictures And Coke Zero Present The Mission: Impossible 'Ghost Protocol'

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 Tiesto live at Mission: Impossible Premiere; Paramount Pictures And Coke Zero Present The Mission: Impossible 'Ghost Protocol' Live Movie Premiere Event; Media Darling: by Music News Australia Paramount Pictures And Coke Zero Present The Mission: Impossible 'Ghost Protocol' Live Movie Premiere Event Featuring A Live Performance By Tiesto From Rio De Janeiro, Brazil...   Fans Across the Globe Can Tune In Online to Experience the Red Carpet Firsthand    December 13 ...

MY NAME IS KHAN, interview with screenwriter Shibani Bathija

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With the opening of Indian film 'DON 2' (2011) starring Bollywood giant Shah Rukh Khan, Khan has been popping up everywhere recently to promote his new film. Last week it was the Festival du Film de Marrakech and this week Dubai at DIFF. While Khan tells the world that his character ‘Don’ of the DON feature film series is his favorite character he has ever played, I would venture to say that the favorite character the world has seen him play is that of 'Rizvan Khan' in the blockbuste...

DIFF 2011

8th edition Dubai Film Festvial (DIFF) opening night party! Hard working journalists! :-) photo by Vanessa McMahon 

DIFF 2011

8th edition Dubai Film Festvial (DIFF) opening night party! photo by Vanessa McMahon 

OPENING NIGHT of DIFF 2011

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  Last night December 7th, 2011 saw the opening of the 8th Dubai International Film Festival. This was pure madness at the Madinat Arena theater when Tom Cruise came to walk the red carpet for the DIFF opening feature- MISSION IMPOSSIBLE: GHOST PROTOCOL (2011). This was one of the most anticipated events in cinema for all of 2011. The megablockbuster hit was partly shot in Dubai and therefore made a proud open for the festival. The premier was followed by an exclusive beach party ...

8th Dubai Festival to unveil 171 films from 56 nations

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8th Dubai International Film Festival runs December 7 to 14,• 46 world premieres, 25 international premieres and 78 Middle East premieres • Award-winning films and A-list talent from the Americas, Europe, Asia Africa and the Arab world • 89 films vie for prestigious Muhr Awards with total prize money of over US$600,000 The eighth Dubai International Film Festival, held under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, UAE Vice President & Prime Minister and Ruler o...
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