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Ben Affleck to be honored at santa barbara

  SBIFF TO BESTOW BEN AFFLECK WITH  MODERN MASTER AWARD   The Santa Barbara International Film Festival, presented by lynda.com, will honor director, producer and actor Ben Affleck with the Modern Master Award at the 28th edition of the Fest, which runs January 24 -February 3, 2013, it was announced today by SBIFF Executive Director Roger Durling.  The Tribute will take place on Saturday, January 26, 2013 at the historic Arlington Theatre.   “Afflec...

Purgatory III Film Exhibition

+ CALL FOR FILM SUBMISSIONS NOW OPEN +

purgatory / noun / an intermediate place or state
of temporary suffering for expiatory purification

Within the word “purgatory”, it is easy to envision condemned souls, torment and darkness. However, purgatory may also reflect the cyclic state in which we often rediscover or recreate ourselves anew from within our personal inflictions. Sometimes it is the necessary stage to exorcise ourselves from the haunting ghosts of the past. Perhaps it is the serene place of self reflection and realization.

From within this, DAMNED proudly presents an exhibition of powerful cinema called Purgatory. Held on March 8th & 9th 2013 at the Tangent Gallery in Detroit, Purgatory will present various short films of deeply introspective, beautifully disturbing and darkly enlightening subject matters from filmmakers local and worldwide. This is not an industry-focused horror film festival, but a tributary showcase of the often redemptive films from the filmmaker’s personal damnations. (The full film schedule is listed further below)

+ CALL FOR FILM SUBMISSIONS NOW OPEN +

NOW FEATURING THE DAMNED BAZAAR

Come in early before the show and visit the DAMNED Bazaar featuring over a dozen local DAMNED artists selling their own merchandise, prints and original art. We will even give you a ticket for $5 off a purchase of $25 or more, good at any of the artist’s booths (with admission). Help support local artists!

Purgatory III – A Cinematic Exploration of the Soul
Fri March 08 – Showtimes 7pm 9pm – Buy Tickets
Sat March 09 – Showtimes 5pm 7pm 9pm – Buy Tickets

The DAMNED Bazaar will open at 6pm Friday and 4pm Saturday until around midnight.

Admission is $10 (at the door and online) and includes
- A $5 Off Bazaar discount w/$25+ purchase
- FREE POPCORN W/GOURMET SEASONINGS

A cash bar is also present for alcoholic (and non) pleasures.

This event is 18+ due to mature/disturbing art and film content.

Tangent Gallery, 715 E Milwaukee, Detroit, MI

www.thatdamnedshow.com/purgatory

Like the Purgatory Facebook Fan Page to keep updated!
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Spotlight Initiative Award recipients announced for Sundance Creative Coaltion gala

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 The Creative Coalition Gala to Honor Jane Lynch, Shailene Woodley, Matthew Modine, Alfred Molina Today, The Creative Coalition announced the slate of honorees headlining the 2013 Spotlight Initiative Awards Gala Dinner to be held during the upcoming Film Festival in Park City, Utah.  This year’s Spotlight Initiative Award recipients include actress and comedienne Jane Lynch, actress Shailene Woodley, actor Matthew Modine, and actor Alfred Molina.  Leaders in th...

Purgatory III Film Exhibition

purgatory / noun / an intermediate place or state of temporary suffering for expiatory purification

Within the word “purgatory”, it is easy to envision condemned souls, torment and darkness. However, purgatory may also reflect the cyclic state in which we often rediscover or recreate ourselves anew from within our personal inflictions. Sometimes it is the necessary stage to exorcise ourselves from the haunting ghosts of the past. Perhaps it is the serene place of self reflection and realization.

From within this, DAMNED proudly presents an exhibition of powerful cinema called Purgatory. Held on March 8th & 9th 2013 at Hastings Ballroom/Tangent Gallery in Detroit, Purgatory will present various short films of deeply introspective, beautifully disturbing and darkly enlightening subject matters from filmmakers local and worldwide. This is not an industry-focused horror film festival, but a tributary showcase of the often redemptive films from the filmmaker’s personal damnations.

For further information: http://thatdamnedshow.com/purgatory

FILMMAKERS!  We are still accepting submissions until February 10 2013! Click here for further info and to submit.

Also, fan us on the Purgatory Facebook Fan Page!

Bachchan fever at Indian fest in Florence


by Alex Deleon  for<filmfestivals.com>   Amitabh Bachchan accepting the key to the city of Florence as Selvaggia Velo looks on. PHOTO: BY FRANCESCA MANOLINO  

The appearance of 70 year old Indian Megastar Amitabh Bachchan at the River to River Festival of Indian Film in Florence gave rise to a feverish outpouring of adulation from local Indians while serving as an unoffical certification for this festival as the foremost showcase of Indian film in the West. In Ind...

18th Annual Brainwash Movie Festival Winners! 2012!

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Who won awards?  1st Prize: Secret of Goat – Park Bench – A Woman and a Man live in a cabin in the woods. They are in love. One autumn they buy a goat. Something starts happening to the Woman and Man, they begin to change… and so does their love.  2nd Grand Prize: Odokuro – Aurelio Voltaire – The skeleton of a rat-monkey comes to life in a room full of cursed objects in this Gothic tale with a sci-fi twist.  Narrated by electro-Goth, New Wave ico...

CALL FOR ENTRY 2013

  MEDIAWAVE International Film and Music Festival „Fényírók Fesztiválja – Another Connection”  30 April - 4 May 2013, Fort Monostor - Komárom                                     SUBMISSION DEADLINE: 10 JANUARY, 2013  MEDIAWAVE Festival – &ldq...

The awards of the 16th Black Nights Film Festival were announced

The grand prix of the 16th Black Nights Film Festival was awarded to the Ukrainian film House with a Turret, the Tridens Herring competition prize was awarded to Everybody's Gone and the prize for the best Estonian film went to Mushrooming.   House with a turret - Trailer - Eye on Films par eyeonfilms Described by the jury as a  haunting work of cinematic art that brings us face to face with the hardships of war through the eyes of an innocent child, House with a Turre...

Ensemble awarded best short at the International Euroarab Film Festival Amal 2012

 Best Fiction Short Film for Ensemble which celebrates a third win after Cannes and IIDFF GREECE Ionian International Digital Film Festival 7.000 people participated in Amal during the official week.   After a week of projections at the Principal Theatre and the Hotel Eurostars Araguaney, in morning and afternoon sessions, we can say that the tenth edition of the Amal Festival has been a success.  With 31 films in the official selection, 6 jury members, dozens of directors ...

List of winners of La Cabina: International Medium Length Film Festival

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The Vth Edition of the International Medium Length Film Festival ended last Sunday with the Jury and Public prices announcement. 'No Way Home' from Taiwanese Shih Li is the winner for the best medium-len gth film of this Vth Edition and 'Blackstory' from Austrian Christoph and Stefan Brunner get the public price !  A Taiwanese film wins La Cabina Prize of 600 Euros. Shih Li’s film No Way Home wins the Best Medium Length Film Award of La Cabina 2012 La Cabina International Medi...

REMINDER: CALL FOR ENTRIES - ITFS 2013

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20th Festival of Animated Film Stuttgart (April 23-28, 2013) Submission Deadline: December 01, 2012 Online, by letter, by email – each day we receive many many interesting film entries from all over the world. At this point we would like to express our thanks to all those who already have submitted their works for pre-selection to the 20th Stuttgart International Festival of Animated Film. And we would like to remind all those who have not yet sent in their films that the entry de...

Submit to Maverick Movie Awards

      Maverick Movie Awards, Year 5 submit now. We’re Moviemakers Honoring Moviemakers with... 42 Maverick Awards and Up to 14 Nominations in 21 Categories   CATEGORIES Feature-length Movies (70-180 minutes) Short-length Movies (1-69 minutes) Student-made Movies (Features and Shorts) FEATU...

THE RETURN OF JAMES BOND

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' Sky Fall ' - A 'Windfall' for James Bond James Bond is Back - and How! It is not a James Bond film, it is a Sam Mendes movie- and that makes all the difference. ' This is the end ' says the first line of the Opening Song in the film,and it is indeed, the end of Super-man Bond, who in this movie, is 'killed' in the very first fight sequence! 50 years after the Bond Series unleashed itself on the s...

Stockholm International Film Festival reveals the Program of 2012

The 23rd edition of Stockholm Internatinal Film Festival's will take place 7-18 November. This years program includes more than 170 film premieres from more than 50 countries. We eagerly look forward to 12 days full of quality cinema! -This year's program is perhaps our most daring to date in which the filmmakers take greater risks than ever. The Festival strives to find the best quality films from around the world. Remarkably this year is that a third of the films in our program was ma...

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...

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...

FNC opens with La mise à l’aveugle (Small Blind) by Quebec director Simon Galiero

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41ST FESTIVAL DU NOUVEAU CINÉMA   The Festival du nouveau cinéma is opening its 41st edition on October 10 with the world premiere of La mise à l’aveugle (Small Blind) by Quebec director Simon Galiero. Camille Rewinds by French actress/director Noémie Lvovsky will close the Festival on Saturday, October 20. La mise à l’aveugle (Small Blind), second feature by Simon Galiero (Nuages sur la ville), will mark the off...

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...

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...

DUSTIN HOFFMAN Special Donostia Award 60 Anniversary

This year’s San Sebastian Festival closed with a Special 60th Anniversary Donostia Award to Dustin Hoffman, a tribute to one of Hollywood’s greatest actors, winner of two Academy Awards and with a brilliant career behind him. Hoffman also was chosen to close the Festival with his directorial debut: Quartet, on which the actor steps behind the camera to direct a splendid cast headlining Maggie Smith, Michael Gambon, Billy Connolly, Sheridan Smith, Pauline Collins, Tom Courtenay, Tr...

Dustin Hoffman, Special Donostia Award 60 Anniversary

This year’s San Sebastian Festival closed with a Special 60th Anniversary Donostia Award to Dustin Hoffman, a tribute to one of Hollywood’s greatest actors, winner of two Academy Awards and with a brilliant career behind him. Hoffman also was chosen to close the Festival with his directorial debut: Quartet, on which the actor steps behind the camera to direct a splendid cast headlining Maggie Smith, Michael Gambon, Billy Connolly, Sheridan Smith, Pauline Collins, Tom Courtenay, ...

Marion Cotillard to Receive the "Hollywood Actress Award" at the Hollywood Film Awards Gala Ceremony

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The 16th Annual Hollywood Film Awards, presented by the Los Angeles Times, announce that Academy Award winning actress Marion Cotillard will receive the  "Hollywood Actress Award" for her distinguished performance in Jacques Audiard's "Rust and Bone," a Sony Pictures Classics release, at the Hollywood Film Awards Gala ceremony on October 22. "We are honored that Ms. Cotillard will be the recipient of this year's 'Hollywood Actress  Award.' It is a privileg...
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