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Cannes kicks off with hommage to Bertolucci
Italian director Bernardo Bertolucci (L), is awarded with the Honorary Palme d'Or for his career from the president of the Cannes Film Festival Gilles Jacob (C) as President of the Jury Robert De Niro, Uma Thurman, Chadian director Mahamat-Saleh Haroun, Jude Law and Argentinian actress and produ...

British Independent Film Festival Awards
The second British Independent Film Festival has come to a close and it is time to announce the winners from each category! ...the winners are: British Lion Award - Best Achievement in Film Alleyman Best Feature Film Whatever happened to Pete Blaggit? Best ...

Award winner of the 18. Stuttgart Festival of Animated Film
The 18th Stuttgart Festival of Animated Film, the FMX 2011 and the Animation Production day transformed Stuttgart into the "Animated Capital" for an eventful six days. The extensive Festival programme was an impressive demonstration of how animation is a lot more than just light entertain...

Ensemble among winners selection of 8 shorts to screen in Cannes Palais May 22
Ensemble has been selected to screen may 20 salle Bazin along with 7 other short films selected by Banlieuz'Art (supported by BNP and Ile de France) The film is also selected by the Short Film Corner. Emotion Film Factory proudly invites you to a screening of the Short Film "Ense...

Presentation of the ANIMATED COM AWARD 2011 in Stuttgart
The best advertising clips and applied animation 2011 are characterised by perfect illusions, humour and technical finesse For some it is advertising, for others the shortest feature films in the world. Despite being so apparent in everyday life, applied animation has established itself almost unn...

USA film Festival short film winners announced
USA FILM FESTIVAL ANNOUNCES WINNERS OF THE 33RD ANNUAL NATIONAL SHORT FILM & VIDEO COMPETITION The USA Film Festival announced the Winners of the 33rd Annual National Short Film & Video Competition. The awards program took place on Closing Night of the 41st Annual USA Film Festival in Dal...

SFIFF54 Announces Award Winners
Golden Gate Award Documentary Feature Winners Investigative Documentary Feature: Crime After Crime, Yoav Potash (USA 2011) · Winner receives $25,000 cash prize Documentary Feature: Better This World, Kelly Duane de la Vega and Katie Galloway (USA 2011) · Winner receives $20,...




 Taipei Film Festival announced official selection
 Los Angeles Greek Film Festival (LAGFF) line up
 International Festival of Local Televisions “The Golden Beggar”
 NYIFF will honor multi award-winning documentary film about composer Blas

Cinefondation In Cannes
In parallel to the red carpet galas and the celebrity schmoozing that characterizes the Cannes Film Festival, the Cinéfondation iniative will work with fledgling filmmakers to get their projects seen by the attending throngs of film professionals, critics and festival programmers. Cinéfondation was created in 1998. Its mission is based on three complementary strategies: The Cinéfondation Sele...

Live at Cannes
Hey ÉCU Film Festival fans! Our team is going to be attending the highly anticipated Cannes Film Festival from May 14th to May 21st keeping you all up to date via Facebook posts, Twitter tweets and even a few vlogs featuring: Interviews Videos Photos Cool articles Hints & Tips So stay tuned for more! ...

Adrien Brody Appears for the Screening of *Restless*
Adrien Brody appeared at the 7:45pm screening of the film "Restless". Restless is one of the films in the "Un Certain Regard" section of the film festival. This movie is directed by Gus Van Sant, starring Henry Hopper and Mia Wasikowska. It is presented by Sony Pictures Classics, Columbia Picture and Imagine Entertainment. This film depicts a love story between a terminally-il...

?Series Mania? Hosted by Forum des Images
Forum des Images?s ?Series Mania? event from the 10th ? 17th April included projections in cinemas of the latest American, British and French TV series and several round table sessions hosted by experts where the public could discuss the themes, characters and cinematography of the various series. I use the word ?cinematography? because this really was at the heart of every debate throughout ...

Highlights from ÉCU 2011
Take a look at some great behind the scenes footage from ÉCU 2011 , featuring background music from a live performance by Ellis playing her song "How Would It Be." Vive ÉCU ! Jetez un oeil à quelques moments en coulisse du ÉCU 2011, mettant en vedette la musique d'ambiance d'une performance en direct par Ellis qui joue sa chanson "How Would It Be." Vive ÉCU ! ...

36 hours a day is still not enough!
I forgot where I parked my broomstick. It is not like losing your car keys. Some times finding last minute flights and accomodations are not as easy as one would think but then I am still en route. Please be patient or just email me at for more information or call me a 1 631-477-6323. See you soon. Leslie Provatas - Writer/Producer: The Life and Times of Aphra Beh...



Woody Allen: Still On Top
Consider this proposition? are an aging film director whose last hit film occurred when Ronald Reagan was President; you were caught with your pants down in a sexual scandal with a stepdaughter 35 years your junior; you have burned countless professional bridges with a reputation for being demanding, exhausting and off-putting. And yet? are still at the top of your game. Not many fi...

Midnight in Paris (11pm in Cannes to be exact) Review
One of the most anticipated films in this year's Cannes Film Festival is Woody Allen's Midnight in Paris. One of the reasons for this great anticipation is that this film is the opening film for the festival. Since the premier screening of the movie was practically impossible to obtain tickets for, I managed to get tickets for the second screening at 11pm. Even though the screening was quite late...

We need to talk about Kevin, school massacre drama launches race at Cannes
British director Lynne Ramsay and British actor John C. Reilly pose during the photocall of "We Need to Talk About Kevin" presented in competition at the 64th Cannes Film Festival on May 12, 2011 in Cannes. AFP/GUILLAUME BAPTISTE The race for the Palme d'Or began Thursday with Scottish director Lynne Ramsey's powerful "We Need to Talk About Kevin" -- the first of a reco...

Trailer for Midnight in Paris, opening the festival
by Deborah Cole Woody Allen's latest European-inspired fairytale "Midnight in Paris" featuring French first lady Carla Bruni kicked off the Cannes festival Wednesday, drawing critics' cheers at an early preview. Even before the light-hearted romantic comedy screened, the film generated major buzz when Bruni, who has a cameo, said she would not attend the premiere citing "per...

San Francisco United Lineup
FILM LINEUP San Francisco United Film Festival is returning to the Roxie Theatre for the third annual San Francisco United Film Festival. Screening cutting-edge, independent films & highly acclaimed classic movies with the audience in mind, this year's lineup is full of amazing San Francisco premieres as well as midnight movies and classics which pay homage to this great city. Film showing...

El Cadáver Exquisito | Collaborations by Elric Kane
El Cadáver Exquisito | Collaborations by Elric Every sin is the result of a collaboration. - Lucius Annaeus Senecca El Cadáver Exquisito was a true collaboration and a blind one. From one artist?s hands to another we discovered a film, formed from endless possibilities. When Victor first approached me to edit the film I was excited but a little hesitant as I was ...

 Woody Allen's Love Letter to Paris opens Cannes
 Melies' Trip to the Moon 'resurrected' at Cannes
 Fred and Vinnie - Not Just Another Buddy Film
 Water for Elephants Sydney premier


This man: immam SI KADDOUR BENGHABRIT saved hundreds of jews during WW2, a true story on which Ensemble is based.
Si Kaddour Benghabrit Si Kaddour Benghabrit was born in 1868 he died in 1954 and survived deportation. Si Kaddour Benghabrit ( ?? ???? ?? ?????) ou Abdelqader Ben Ghabrit, né à Sidi Bel Abbes en 1868 et mort à Paris en 1954, était un Haut fonctionnaire Francais du ministère des Affair...

Box office french share of Woody Allen's: BIG, "oh really?" then he smiled
I remember from the time i was a distributor (Sony then UGC FOX managing director) working on international box office figures of the film I released (Alice, Manhattan Murder Myster, Husbands and Wives and Shadows and Light) that the french Box Office was higher than the US domestic gross or the In...

Hommage cannois à Euzhan Palcy
Samedi 14 Mai à 17h - Salle Buñuel : Hommagesuivi de la projection de son film Rue Cases-Nègres Premièremondiale du court métrage : Molyde MolyKane Enprésence de Mr. Frédéric Mitterrand, Ministrede la culture et de la communication. Festival du Film International deCannes - Cannes Cla...

Celebrities attending premieres and photcalls
64th Cannes Film Festival - day 2 CANNES, FRANCE - MAY 12: Actress Diane Kruger arrives at the 'Sleeping Beauty' premiere during the 64th Annual Cannes Film Festival at the Palais des Festivals. Diane is wearing a Jaeger-LeCoultre 101 (Photo by Andreas Rentz/Getty Images) CANNES, FRANCE -...

Meet The Cannes Jurors
Being a juror for the Competition Section of the Cannes Film Festival is quite the honor. It is perhaps second only to an Oscar nomination in terms of industry prestige and clout. But let?s remember that it is not simply red carpet appearances and having one too many glasses of French champagne...

The first red carpet event of the Cannes Festival has Woody Allen and team smiling, (well most of them)!
From left : French general delegate of the Cannes Film Festival, Thierry Fremaux coming into the picture, US actor Adrien Brody, the president of the Cannes Film Festival Gilles Jacob, checking discretely for his colleague, US actor Owen Wilson, French actress Lea Seydoux, US dire...

Salma Hayek and Antonio Banderas posing on the croisette
Puss Boot publicity photocall at the Carlton with Salma Hayek and Antonio Banderas who gave their voices for Shrek's latest opus. the white marks on the red carpet are the allocated numbers for each photographer invited at the highly "exclusive" event at the Carlton Beach. Means ALL ...

Meet Inessa- ÉCU Intern From Russia
Hi, everyone! My name is Inessa and I came from Russia to Paris especially for the ÉCU Film Festival 2011, mostly because I was interested to learn more about the filmmaking process! It was my first experience at a film festival and I was happy to become part of the team. Before the event Kadi help...

Jean-Rachid producer of Grand Corps Malade supports Ensemble
jean rachid, a stand up comedien actor, singer and producer (Grand Coprs Malade) stands among the 8 jury members of Banlieuz'Art short film competition. Ensemble has been selected and is proud to be supported by Jean Rachid. other Jury Members include: Léa Drucker Roving analysis ...

Jafar Panahi et Mohammad Rasoulof en Sélection officielle à Cannes !
Jafar Panahi and Mohammad Rasoulof, currently subject to legal proceedings in Iran which earned them a sentence of six years in prison and a 20-year employment ban, to which they have appealed, will be in Cannes with two films made in semi-clandestine conditions and which reached the festival in ...

Nippon Connection encourages Solidarity With Japan
Nippon Connection Encourages Solidarity With Japan Last Sunday marked the end of the eleventh edition of the Japanese Film Festival Nippon Connection in Frankfurt. Once again, the festival received an enormous reaction from the audience, and more than 16,000 visitors attended well ove...


 UCLA will honor industry leaders Stacey Snider, Lawrence Bender and Lisa Cho
 Interview with Monte Hellman (Road to nowhere)
 Interview with War Artist George Gittoes about Bin Laden arrest




Future of Cinema Salon in Cannes presents Future of Festivals Mingle talk and Wine tasting Presented by in partnership with Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival and Põltsamaa Wine
May 15th 3.00 pm to 8.00 pm at The Estonian Pavilion Village international Marché du Film Espace Pantiero
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Festival Screening in Cannes of Anton Chekhov's The Duel by Dover Kosasvhili
"Another classic masterpiece from the producer of The Remains of The Day
The Festival Film for 2011"

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 Pacific Meridian - Vladivostok International Film Festival of Asian Pacific countries August 10-16,2011
«Pacific Meridian» is an International Film Festival of Asian Pacific Countries. Asian-Pacific Coutries are the countries surrounded by Pacific Ocean and countries of South-East Asia including India. Film Festival is held annually in one of the most beautiful places on the Pacific Ocean coast - Vladivostok. ...(John Paul II.)
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 The 3rd Iñigo Film Festival calling for shorts August 16-19,2011
The cinema enjoys a wealth of languages, a multiplicity of styles and a variety of narrative forms that are truly great: from realism to fable, from history to science fiction, from adventure to tragedy, from comedy to news, from animated cartoon to documentary...(John Paul II.)

The Jesuits are pleased again to announce the 3rd “Iñigo Film Festival” for short films at the World Youth Day 2011 in Madrid, Spain
Entries are accepted in the following categories: narrative fiction, animated and documentary on the general theme of ‘City of God’. A wide variety of interpretations of this topic is expected and encouraged.

 New York International Independent Film and Video Festival Fall Edition in los angeles:
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 The Ruby Mountain Film Festival August 11-14, 2011 
The Ruby Mountain Film Festival is dedicated to the exhibition and nurturing of film and video as an art. The RMFF presents a full range of storytelling through visual arts from independent and student filmmakers to big budget major motion pictures with a particular emphasis on low budget featurefilms, student films and westerns.

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 Raindance Film Festival 2011 28 September - 9 October, 2011

Raindance showcases features and shorts made by independent filmmakers from all around the world to an audience of film fans, journalists, acquisition executives, actors, producers and directors. Each year we receive thousands of film submissions of just about every genre you can imagine from very talented filmmakers so it’s safe to assume that the competition is fierce. If you think your film has what it takes to make Raindance ’11 then submit your film before the 17th June 2011. 
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 Dimension 3 2011 May 24- 26, 2011
Dimension 3 reaffirms its ambition to offer a networking platform, by gathering together professionals who offer new tools, products or services and those who are looking for solutions or new practices in the field of images, from creation to visualization. Efforts should be made to avoid trivialization and give creation a prestigious image, be itstereoscopic 3D, mixed reality, haptic technologies, ultra-high resolution, etc.
Technology should make images smarter, but also continue to be a vector for emotions: creators must hold a prominent position at the center of this issue. In this perspective, Dimension 3 new edition also provides a place for young creators to showcase their talents, offering opportunities and creating vocations. This year’s event is spread out across two venues, one of which is dedicated to the ecosystem of images from filming to visualization, the other to new uses and talents.
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 HollyShorts Film Festival August 11-18, 2011
The 7th Annual HollyShorts Film Festival, scheduled for August 11-18, 2011, is now accepting submissions and commercials ( 2010 HSFF featured over 200 projects showcasing stars and filmmakers including David Arquette, James Caan, John Dahl, James Franco, and Kirsten Dunst. HSFF awards over $40,000 in prizes, including $20,000 in services courtesy of Company 3.
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 The Los Angeles Film Festival - june 16-26, 2011
Now in its 17th year, the Los Angeles Film Fetival showcases the best of American and international cinema.  Drawing an enthusiastic audience of more than 90,000, the Festival provides films with the opportunity to be embraced by the public and discovered by the industry. More than 100 feature films - narrative and documentary are featured...
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