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Cardiff’s lesbian and gay film festival prepares for its 6th edition

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Box office opens as Cardiff’s lesbian and gay film festival prepares for its 6th edition offering a staggering £25,000 short film prize. • Montage of competing films revealed • Opening Film: UK premiere of Eytan Fox’s Yossi • Closing Film: UK premiere of Codependent Lesbian Space Alien Seeks Same • Amy Lamé to host the new-look Awards show • Daniel Boys to attend premier of Little Man - his first gay role and debut film There’ll be much excitem...

Video Interview with Baharak Saeid Monir for Ambrosia

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PRODUCTION TEAM Filmmaking : Baharak Saeid Monir   Scriptwriter : Baharak Saeid Monir Photography : Farhad Saba   Montage : Baharak Saeid Monir interpreters : Sahar Biniaz, Camyar Chai, Heather Doerksen, John Emmet Tracy, Paulin Egan, Veenu Sandhu, Tina Milo Milvojevic Production House : Baharak Saied Monir, Ambrosia Film Inc., 3595 Princess Avenue, North Vancouver, BC V7N 2E4 (Canada), tél.: 604 980-4450, info@ambrosiafilm.com AMBROSIA Ali and Leil...

New York: Human Rights Watch Film Festival 2012

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Human Rights Watch, in cooperation with The Film Society of Lincoln Center, presented the 23rd edition of its film festival from June 14 – 18.  Headquartered in New York City the Human Rights Watch is a global non-governmental independent organization considered to be the leading force in   protecting human rights and identifying their violations. By shifting the focus of media and policy makers to violations and to the need for corrective actions HRW prepares the ground for effec...

Homage to Ed Wood at Fantasporto 2012

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Fantasporto 2012 (20 February - 04 March) paid homage to a series of Ed Wood films. The Ed Wood films that screened at the festival were: "Bride of the Monster" (1955), "Night of the Ghouls" (1959), "Plan 9 From Out of Space" (1959), "Glen or Glenda" (1953). In the 1950's Ed Wood was as independent as they come, having made numerous black and white low budget indie films with his signature star actor Bela Lugosi. A screenwriter, director, prod...

Ed Wood in Fantasporto, "So bad it's actually good"

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SO BAD THAT IT’S ACTUALLY GOOD! "So bad it's actually good" is the phrase that defines the work of Ed Wood. Hailed as "the worst director of all time", Edward Davis Wood Jr. will have a retrospective of his work at Fantasporto 2012. Born in America, he was a producer, director and writer of horror movies, "love stories" and science fiction films that clearly stood out in their creativity,taking into account the limited resources he had, both tec...

Interview with Flow Affair Filmmaker Wolfgang Busch

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By Maria Esteves – November 11, 2011 Art from the heart, Wolfgang Busch (WB) is producer, editor, promoter, director, and Award-winning documentarian who began his career as DJ and sound engineer. WB has promoted music artists at legendary NYC nightclubs, is board member, technical director, and volunteer coordinator to many organizations. He has received countless awards in many disciplines. In 1990, Busch television show “New York New Rock” aired weekly on Manhattan Neighborhood Netw...

Wariazone

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Director: Kiwa & Terje Toomistu.
Wariazone explores the notion of transgender in Indonesia and relations between gender identity and freedom. It raises questions about the politicization of morality and religion after the reform era. The male-to-female transsexuals who are known by the artificial word ‘waria’ (wanita, woman + pria, man) are a well-known phenomenon in the cultural mosaic of the country with the world’s largest Moslem community. The warias are often described in the local context as a combination of masculinity and femininity, a third sex, or a woman’s soul born in the body of a man. Traditionally, variations in gender identity have been considered to be holy in many Indonesian cultures, but today the warias have been relegated to an outlaw zone on the outskirts of society. The consequences of the stigmatization based on the rigidity of social constructions (morals, religions, hetero-normativity, etc.) include non-recognition of their gender identity, discrimination, limited work opportunities, the sex industry, and HIV/AIDS. Wariazone not only situates itself within the context of gender and sexuality, but also points out how the expression of gender identity is ruled by ideology: the ‘truth’ is related to the power. Among many activists (Yulianus Rettoblaut, Merlyn Sopjan, Lenny Sugiharto, Ienez Angela, Shinta Ratri, to name a few) and sex workers, Dédé Oetomo (a leading activist for LGBT rights), Julia Suryakusuma (Indonesia's own feminist fatale) and Didik Nini Thowok (legendary cross-dressing performance artist) also appear in the film. Visits are made to several waria gathering places in Jakarta, Yogyakarta, Malang and Surabaya, and to the world's only Koranic school for transgendered people. 

A diverse programme of Czech films in the Saxon capital

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1st Czech Film Week in Dresden, 20 – 26 October 2011On Thursday 20 October 2011 the 1st Czech Film Week will start up in two Dresden cinemas Thalia and Programmkino Ost. They will be introducing new feature and documentary films, humorous short films and a Bohdan Sláma retrospective. The director will personally be participating in a debate on his films with film journalist Andreas Körner (Sächsische Zeitung).The 1st Czech Film Week is taking place as part of the 13th Days of Czech and Germ...

Love and pride

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30 July: Day 6 The second last day of DIFF was my best day of all. I saw four films and they all have one thing in common - queer cinema - although the content is very different. I don't know if these films were scheduled on the same day intentonally or by accident. I, however, was very surprised to see that the inaugural Durban Pride parade also took place on this day with the gay flag draped over City Hall. I see myself as an afficionado of gay cinema and could not wait for the films ...

Zlin Film In Focus: TOMBOY

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  The Zlin Film Festival, which is entering its final weekend, is most definitely a showcase for emerging directors. There is in fact a competition exclusively devoted to European filmmakers making their first films. However, strong early efforts are studded throughout the program, and none heralds as exciting new talent as French writer/director Céline Sciamma who is presenting her second feature film TOMBOY here in the Features Films For Youth competition. Céline Sciamma, on...

The Slut, Critics Week

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Tamar, 35, a beautiful young woman, lives alone with her two daughters. She can't restrain her sexual appetite and gives herself to several men of the village. Shai, a young veterinary, just moved in the region and soon falls under the spell of Tamar. They quickly become lovers but will Tamar be satisfied with only one partner? This film is showing at the Miramar and has received many mixed reviews!!! It is definitely on of the Critics Week Film Shockers ...

Connecticut Gay & Lesbian Film Festival Full lineup announced

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The 24th Connecticut Gay & Lesbian Film Festival will be held May 26 through June 4, 2011 Two women who share one steamy, unforgettable night in a gorgeous hotel room in Rome. An Israeli youth who becomes a famous drag performer while obsessively searching for the mother who abandoned him. A British couple who puts their love life online when their household finances are on the line. Two women who reconnect 50 years after their lives took separate paths. An idealistic h...

FEMME FATALE

The secret of Yvette

Director: Christophe DURAND.
« This film is inspired by a true story » France 1943 Four resisters prepare a raid against the German army. ANDRÉ, the only survivor, is saved by a young woman, YVETTE. She is the usherette at a movie theater and hides ANDRÉ for several weeks behind the screen, away from the eyes of German soldiers who come to the theater as spectators. YVETTE and ANDRÉ will live their hidden love until they're caught by the war.

Berlin 2011: Wieland Speck on Queer Films and the Berlinale

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Wieland Speck who is in charge of the Berlinale's Panorama  has been heading the TEDDY program and  awards for the last 25 years and transformed it into the world's most important platform for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transsexual cinema (LGBT).  The Berlinale was the first major international film festival which made a queer film program part of its official repertoire.  Films with these themes account now for about 20% of  all production in the  Berlinale program.  The Teddy program ...

Berlin 2011: Wieland Speck on Queer Films and the Berlinale

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Wieland Speck who is in charge of the Berlinale's Panorama has been heading the TEDDY program and awards for the last 25 years and transformed it into the world's most important platform for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transsexual cinema (LGBT). The Berlinale was the first major international film festival which made a queer film program part of its official repertoire. Films with these themes account now for about 20% of all production in the Berlinale program. The Teddy program has been ...

25th TEDDY AWARD 2011 - The Winners

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  The nine members of the international jury - organisers of queer and other film festivals - view films within the framework of all programs of the Berlinale which have queer context. Three films are nominated for each category and one receives a TEDDY for best feature film, best documentary/essay film and the best short film, each with a cash award of €3,000.   Members of the Jury: Marcus Hu (President of the TEDDY AWARD Jury) Strand Releasing, Culver City...

Berlinale Is Gay Film Central

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  The Berlinale cherishes its reputation as the pre-eminent film festival for international LGBT (lesbian, gay, bi-sexual and transgender) cinema. The Berlinale, particularly the Panorama section, has had a pink streak for decades. In recent years, it has also helped launch many gay-themed films to significant box office success and international distribution. In addition, Berlin is the place where over 150 gay film festival programmers and film buyers from around the world congregate t...

EROS Film Fest sends a message: It Gets Better

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12th Annual EROS Film Festival Sends a Message: It Gets BetterAs our nation cries out in grief and disbelief at the recent tragedies surrounding gay youth in America, the question that begs an urgent answer is: how do we prevent this from happening again and again? The answer is simple: support, support, support. Support takes many forms – from reaching out on a personal level to gay and lesbian youth in our lives to mentoring an at risk youth we’ve never met to linking ourselves and othe...

Side by Side LGBT Film Festival coming soon

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Side by Side LGBT Film Festival, Russia gains backing of Pedro Almodovar, Gus Van Sant and Ken Loach. Side by Side LGBT International Film Festival which will be held from 15 – 23 October, 2010 in Saint Petersburg, Russia has garnered the support of key figures from world cinema including Spanish director Pedro Almodovar, American director Gus Van Sant and British filmmaker Ken Loach. Underlining the festivals significance Ken Loach noted its importance in its contribution to the fight again...

2011 College Television Awards

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The Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Foundation and Geena Davis to Honor Student Work Advocating Gender Equality at 2011 College Television AwardsThe Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media and the Television Academy Foundation have partnered to create the first-ever Focus on Diversity and Gender Equality in Children's Media Award. The honor will be presented at the 32nd College Television Awards Gala which will take place April 9, 2011 at the Renaissance Hotel in Hollywood, Calif. Startin...

me in out

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Director: Marko Trošić.

Maria Clara Spinelli on Paulista

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  This is a great opportunity for me to present a dear friend of mine, Maria Clara Spinelli, actress of the award winning film Paulista (Quanto Dura Amor?, 2009) by director Roberto Moreira with Silvia Lourenco, Danni Carlos, and Paulo Vilhena. Maria is from a town called Assis in the interior of Brazil. In the film, however, she acts as the 'Paulista' native, Suzana. Maria has stunned audiences worldwide with her radiance and talent. Her honest and transparent nature communica...

SILVERDOCS Film In Focus: MAKING THE BOYS

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  Sometimes, it takes time passing for true worth to be revealed. Such is clearly the case with the controversial 1960s play THE BOYS IN THE BAND, which was the first drama to feature openly gay men in their natural habitat of downtown Manhattan. The play, by fledgling writer Mart Crowley, was a cultural watershed in 1968 when it opened in a tiny theater in New York’s West Village. It became not only a hit (running five years) but the first openly gay theatrical show (with openly gay w...
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