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NEWSLETTER N° 482: October 28, 2010

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BFI: Celebrating Film 52 Weeks A Year
Inviting the international press to a special preview screening and delectable lunch at the chic The Hospital Club in Covent Garden, the British Film Institute (BFI), the sponsoring organization of the BFI London Film Festival, wanted to emphasize that they provide outstanding film programs throughout the entire year. The BFI has the goal of educating and entertaining the British public by...

Nuit Blanche
This year?s edition of the notorious Nuit Blanche  - the night where international artists perform around Paris for the delight of all of its inhabitants and visitors - took place on the 2nd of October. ÉCU's staff was obviously there to record and provide you a glimpse of the event! Enjoy! ...

Internationales Leipziger Festival für Dokumentar- und Animationsfilm wrap
53rd International Leipzig Festival for Documentary and Animated Film 18.10.- 24.10.2010  DOK Leipzig 2010 Sets New Attendance Record Packed cinemas, fantastic audiences and exciting discussions The 53rd International Leipzig Festival for Documentary and Animated Film has come to an end with a new attendance record. 35,000 visitors watched 346 films in 12 cinemas. Which is an even highe...

The Stockholm International Film Festival unveils new Festival Program
Today, October 26, the program for the 21st edition of the Stockholm International Film Festival will be revealed. Tomorrow, October 27 at 11 AM, the ticket sales begin online and at Kulturhuset. This year's festival program presents 180 films from more than 50 countries, 108 Nordic premiers, and 16 world premiers. We look forward 12 exciting days of quality film....

 The French Revolution Continues In London
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19th Philadelphia Film Festival Closing Thoughts
Sunday, (10.24.10) the official last day of The Philadelphia Film Festival, was my first screenings at Ritz Five, it was unintentional, but everything else I saw just happened to play in University City or The Prince. I saw Housemaid a South Korean film about a overly privileged, insufferably arrogant rich business man who takes advantage of his housekeeper/nanny. When she becomes pregnant his wif...

The French Revolution Continues In London
One can see that the French Revolution never really ended in the 18th century? continues into our own, in terms of style, fashion and the arts. French film is continually re-inventing itself and finding new ways of expression in a 100-year-old art form. At this year?s London Film Festival, a section appropriately entitled French Revolutions showcases some of the cinematic trend-s...

London Calling: Small Films In The Big City
For the past ten years, the London Film Festival, in collaboration with Film London, has been presenting the LONDON CALLING program of new short films by emerging British filmmakers. On Monday evening at the National Film Theatre, the movie mecca on London?s Southbank, a capacity crowd filled the NFT?s largest cinema to view the world premieres of six short films that showcased the talents of...

Rome fest gives a tribute to La Dolce Vita
The tribute to La Dolce Vita: the restoration of Fellini's masterpiece, the retrospective, three themed exhibitions and a documentary The fifth edition of the International Rome Film Festival will be dedicating a broad and variegated tribute toLa Dolce Vita. On 30thOctober at 6:00 p.m., on the occasion of the fiftieth anniversary of Fellini's masterpiece, the Sala Petrassi of the Auditorium Par...

Hollywood Film Festival Exacts Malcolm McDowell's POUND OF FLESH
by Quendrith Johnson, Los Angeles Correspondent   What would the Hollywood Film Festival be without full frontal nudity? Overdressed.  This weekend, Oct. 22 - 25, the 14th Annual Hollywood Film Festival & Hollywood Awards presented by STARZ managed both female and male full frontal in one fell swoop with the US debut of Tamar Simon Hoffs' POUND OF FLESH, starring Malcolm McDowell a...

Tokyo Gets Down To Business
 By Liza Foreman By the end of day one, the Tokyo International Film Festival (23-31 October, 2010) was in full swing.Throngs of fans gathered to witness arrivals at the green carpet for openingnight. But by the next day it was down to business with TIFF head Tom Yoda holding a discussion with journalists about the work Japan has to do to catchup with the American content business which Yoda estim...

Indie Filmmakers Contemplate The Future At American Film Festival
At a lively discussion held on Thursday evening at the Szajba Festival Café of the American Film Festival in the cultural heritage city of Wroclaw, Poland, several of the American independent filmmakers present had much to say about the advent of the internet and how it is effecting their chance to produce, distribute and market their films. As they contemplated the future of the indust...

Back Door Channels: The Price of Peace
Director Harry Hunkele and producer Matthew Tollin make a Q and A for their hot and controversial film at the 2010 Abu Dhabi Film Festival. javascript:mceToggle('edit-body',%20'wysiwyg4body'); Back Door Channels: The Price of Peace (2009). 'Back Door Channels' is a creatively made documentary about the 'back door' (unofficial meetings) Camp David Accords which took place between USA, Egy...

Found Footage Film Makes World Premiere Bow At American Film Festival
SPARK OF BEING, a found footage film by  celebrated avant-garde filmmaker Bill Morrison, is making its World Premiere this week in Wroclaw, Poland at the AMERICAN FILM FESTIVAL (AFF), the first film event in Eastern Europe solely devoted to the works of contemporary and classic American cinema. Like his earlier film DECASIA (2002), Morrison uses disparate found footage extracts and a dynami...

'The Maiden Danced to Death' with Endre Hules
 Interview with Endre Hules!     ME: Hi Endre. First, can you speak about how you got into acting, writing and directing? In which order did you start and when did you know that you had to make films?     ENDRE: I started out in the theatre as an actor, but almost immediately began writing and directing, as well. I studied acting, then I comp...

  Extreme Politics in Film at Stockholm festival
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John Lennon's Love Affair With New York
It was a slightly surreal experience being in London on Wednesday evening and watching the new documentary film LENNONNYC , an account of famed musician and activist John Lennon?s final ten years in his adopted city of New York. While the London Film Festival crowd was certainly enthusiastic...

Meet Ana Clara Soares ? An ECU 2011 Intern
Olá, my name is Ana Clara Soares, I?m Brazilian and for the past two months I?ve been a happy ÉCU intern. To me, Paris is magical, and I absolutely love it. There?s just so much art in every single corner, so much life that in the 2 years that I?ve been living here I can say without a doubt t...

Interview with Yonathan Levy
Yonathan Levy is a rising Israeli/French filmmaker who won ÉCU 2010?s Film of the Festival (Europe?s Best Independent Film 2010) with his touching film, Das Kind. While Das Kind continues its road to success on the festival circuit, Yonathan spoke to us about his influences and aspirations, keep...

Gus Van Sant to receive Stockholm Visionary Award
This year's Stockholm Film Festival Visionary Award recipient, Gus Van Sant, will attend the festival to receive his award and meet the festival audience in a Face2Face. Furthermore he presents the screening of his masterpiece, My Own Private Idaho, and exposes his portrait photography in an exclus...

AFF Interview: Olivier Lecot
On Sunday morning, the final day of the American Film Festival in Wroclaw, I had the chance to speak with Olivier Lecot, the French filmmaker who shuttles between Paris and New York to develop and shoot his projects. His film A NY THING, with financing from France, although shot in New York ...

Narrative Features Interview Roundtable: American Film Festival
On Saturday, I sat down with three of the narrative features directors represented in this year?s American Film Festival, the first event in Eastern Europe to be solely devoted to contemporary and classic American cinema. Tim Rutilli, a musician-turned-filmmaker whose alternative rock band Ca...

Documentary Roundtable Interviews: American Film Festival
On Friday morning, I sat down with three of the documentarians represented in this year?s American Film Festival, the first event in Eastern Europe to be solely devoted to contemporary and classic American cinema. Alex Mar is the writer/director of the film AMERICAN MYSTIC, which explo...

 Jason Blum speaks on 'Independent Features in Global Market'
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Accolade Competition - AUGUST 2010 WINNERS ANNOUNCED
The Accolade Competition is proud to announce the awardwinners for the August 27, 2010 deadline. The list can also be found on our website, Best of Show Winners: - Silent Shame (feature documentary) (Athena Productions LLC, dir. Akiko Izumitani)  -Unstoppabl...

Vladivostok Pacific Meridian Award Winners
Festival Grand Prix for the Best Feature   THE TAQWACORES Director:  Eyad Zahra Eyad Zahra graduated Magna Cum Lade in 2004 from the Florida State University School of Motion Picture, Television, & the Record- ing Arts. Since 2005, Mr.Zahra has produced various short films and ...

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DOK Leipzig 2010 Awards
The International Jury for Documentary Film awards:   for Documentary Films and Videos / Long Metrage (longer than 45 min)     a Golden Dove along with ? 10.000 granted by TELEPOOL GmbH to the film Vodka Factoryby Jerzey Sladkowski (Sweden)       &n...

Singapore's Boo Junfeng scoops two awards in Hanoi
  HANOI ~ Rooky director Boo Junfeng (pictured left) has won Best Feature Film and Best Director at the inaugural Vietnam International Film Festival (VNIFF). Announcing Junfeng's win at a star-studded awards ceremony on Friday, head juryman, Phillip Noyce, said the jury had ...

Singapore's Boo Junfeng scooped two awards at the inaugural Vietnam International Film Festival

'Silent Souls' wins in Abu Dhabi
This year's winner of the ADFF (Adu Dhabi Film Festival) 2010 Black Pearl Award for 'best narrative film' went to Russian film Silent Souls (2010) by director Aleksei Fedorchenko.   Read this fantastic article on Screen Daily written by Lee Marshall:   http://www.screendaily...

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 Palm Beach Women International Film Festival April 7 – April 10, 2011
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 Itzon - An Online Monthly Film Festival (Rolling Submission)
itzon showcases the best in documentary, animation and fiction from around the globe on an innovative and interactive digital online broadcast platform: the future of TV. Quality film submissions of any length are welcome from all genres worldwide. In addition to the festival awards, itzon offers filmmakers the opportunity to truly interact with their audiences, earn revenue from their VoD viewing figures as well as sell merchandise for their films through the site. 
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 The Museum of Tolerance International Film Festival (MOTIFF) November 13-18, 2010
MOTIFF seeks to explore human rights issues and prevent hatred and genocide through the medium of film. 
MOTIFF will be screening independent films from around the globe that shine a light on human rights issues both past and present. 
Intertwined with classic films that bolster the Museum of Tolerance mission, it will be six days of education, understanding and culture.

 The Los Angeles Music Video Festival January 2011
The Festival will bring together the independent music and independent film communities of Los Angeles in a celebration of local musical talent and creativity like never before. If you make music, make videos, like music videos or know anyone who does, come be a part of the movement to save music videos. Join the festival and submit your videos though

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