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Establishment of the Wim Wenders Foundation in Düsseldorf

Beat Wismer (Generaldirektor der Stiftung Museum Kunstpalast), Bernd Desinger (Direktor Filmmuseum Düsseldorf), Hans-Georg Lohe (Kulturdezernent Stadt Düsseldorf), Donata und Wim Wenders, Petra Müller(Geschäftsführerin der Film- und Medienstiftung NRW), Marc Jan Eumann (Medienstaatssekretär des Landes NRW). People around the globe have seen the films of Wim Wenders, many have been affected by them, and some of these f...

Daniel Day-Lewis to be honored with the Montecito Award at Santa Barbara Festival

   Photo credit: Nino Munez       DANIEL DAY-LEWIS TO RECEIVE MONTECITO AWARD  AT THE 28TH SANTA BARBARA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL     The Santa Barbara International Film Festival is proud to announce that it will be garnering two-time Academy Award® winning actor Daniel Day-Lewis with the prestigious Montecito Award at the 28th edition of the Festival on behalf of his inspirational performance in the title role of Lincoln, and as a ...

New Award for the Best First Film in Locarno

© Festival del film Locarno The Festival del film Locarno and the City of Milan, as part of a strong desire for a collaboration, announce their intention to establish the Pardo alla Migliore Opera Prima “Città di Milano” (Award for the Best First Film). The Festival del film Locarno’s President and Board of Directors, along with the City of Milan’s Assessore alla Cultura, Moda, Design, Stefano Boeri, are delighted to announce their desire to establis...

Silent River Film Festival 2013.

After grand success of 2012, the 3rd annual Silent River Film Festival will take place from October 17th-20th 2013  in the beautiful city of Irvine, California, not far from Hollywood, the entertainment capital of the word. The festival has added few more categories in competition this year, such as Screenplay Writing, Acting, Casting and Music Video. Festival's call for entry now is open on Withoutabox. Submit your entry today at - www.withoutabox.com/login...

Peter Rorvik Departs Centre for Creative Arts (CCA)

The departure of Peter Rorvik from the UKZN’s Centre for Creative Arts concludes an exciting growth period for arts and culture in Durban, represented through the four annual CCA festivals – Time of the Writer, Poetry Africa, JOMBA! Contemporary Dance Experience, and the Durban International Film Festival. All of these landmarks in Durban’s event calendar have contributed significantly to the cultural life of this city, delivering hosts of cutting-edge writers, poets, dancers...

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...

From Cannes to Sundance: Micro-movie omnibus BEAUTIFUL 2012 turns festival favorite

Touring the international film festival circuit since its world premiere at the 36th Hong Kong International Film Festival (HKIFF), micro-movie omnibus Beautiful 2012 will have its humorous segment You Are More Than Beautiful screen at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival.   Produced by the Hong Kong International Film Festival Society (HKIFFS) in its inaugural collaboration with China’s reputed Internet TV company Youku, Beautiful 2012 is composed of four commissioned shorts directed ...

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 ...

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!

Interview with Sydney Tamiia Poitier at BIFF 2012

Sydney Tamiia Poitier to receive the 2012 Shining Star Tribute at Bahamas International Film Festival                              

Seven cities to screen Tropfest in february

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Food stalls, live music and interactive film events are what can be expected when Tropfest kicks off around the nation on Sunday 17 February 2013. Sixteen lucky finalists will have their work screened to a massive audience at LIVE events across Australia.   Venues include: Suncorp Piazza in Brisbane, the Wollongong Botanic Gardens, Melbourne’s Sidney Myer Music Bowl, Perth’s Bohemia Outdoor Cinema, Commonwealth Park in Canberra, Circle on Cavill in Surfers Paradise and of c...

The Rural Route tour is set to kick out great dates in 2013!

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The Rural Route tour is set to kick out great dates in 2013! That includes Iowa shows in Donna Reed’s hometown of Denison and across the state at the spiffy Oneota Film Festival in Decorah.  We dip down in the desert to Oro Valley Library, AZ, then come back SE with a mini Appalachian tour that includes stops at Abingdon Community College in VA, Appalshop in KY, and Mechanical Eye in Asheville, NC.  Later on, shows back east at universities and art spaces in Boston and Phil...

Montenegro and Russia to join the EFP network

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Montenegro and Russia have been accepted as the newest member countries ofEuropean Film Promotion (EFP). At the last meeting in Hamburg (Germany), the EFP members decided to welcome the Ministry of Culture of Montenegro and theRussian Cinema Fund, supported by the Ministry of Culture of the Russian Federation into the pan-European network. As of 2013, EFP will be uniting 35 promotion organisations from 36 countries to promote and market films and talent from across Europe unde...

A record number of screenings attracted 67 000 admissions to Black Nights Film Festival

Grand Prix of EurAsia competition - HOUSE WITH A TURRET This year’s Black Nights Film Festival presented 266 feature length films at a record number of 705 screenings which is more than screened in Estonian cinemas during a whole year. All festival screenings and special film events reached 67 000 admissions. The 16th Black Nights Film Festival ended on 2 December with the Russian comedy “Kokoko” turning out as the most viewed film with 1010 viewers on 4 screenings. Th...

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...

Stefan Kitanov receives Europa Cinemas Award for Entrepreneur of the Year 2012

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Every year Europa Cinemas awards three Prizes to the Best Exhibitors of the Network and this year the Europa Cinemas Award for Entrepreneur of the Year has been awarded to Stefan Kitanov. In the official letter signed by the President of Europa Cinemas – Ian Christie and the Director General Claude-Eric Poiroux it is said that: “The award has been awarded to Mr. Kitanov in recognition of his successful work as exhibitor of Dom na Kinoto, whose annual admissions have doubled ...

Spanish Film at Gijon Film Festival 2012

When you say Spanish film you think Almodóvar, Alejandro Amenábar, Vicente Aranda, Bigas Luna, Álex de la Iglesia, Ricardo Franco etc… But very least know the phenomenon of expanded Spanish national cinema without actually mentioning the Spanish filmmakers who immigrated to US. A decade of world cinema imposing as the perfect blend of artistic and cleverly composed populist film, because culture of one country need to differ itself in cinematography, with of course e...

2013 Call for Entry

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  We are now accepting submissions for the 6th annual Minneapolis Underground Film Festival. The Minneapolis Underground Film Festival- MUFF gives voice to hidden filmmakers and their buried gems. Our mission is to highlight artists, entertain our audiences and inspire filmmakers to create original work. About the Festival Sponsored and Hosted by the Film Society of Minneapolis, St. Paul at St. Anthony Main Theater, to showcase independent cinema’s most provocative and or...

BIFF 2012 Competition Winners Announced

Competition winners at the 9th Bahamas International Film Festival (BIFF) were revealed. The competition categories at BIFF were Spirit of Freedom: Narrative; Documentary; New Visions: and Short Film. Their respective juries announced competition winners.   Complete details on all films can be found at www.bintlfilmfest.com. BIFF 2012 winners are: SPIRIT OF FREEDOM NARRATIVE Honorable Mention: Apartment In Athens, Director: Ruggero Dipaola Winner: Between Us, Director: Dan Mir...

Check the video interviews of the filmmakers from BIFF 212

                        We will be posting plenty of video interviews of the winners , as well as breath taking ambiance segments. Be patient and return next week on trhe site for more.  ...

Winter Film Awards Congratulates our 48-Hour Film Challenge Winners!

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CONGRATULATIONS to OUR WINNERS Winter Film Awards 48-Hour Film Challenge 2012 What Can YOU Do In Just 48 Hours? WINTER FILM AWARDS, a new independent Film Festival in NYC, is pleased to congratulate our winners for our first annual 48-Hour Film Challenge! Winter Film Awards challenged the local community to create a 5-7 minute film from start to finish in just a single weekend. The WFA 48-Hour Film Challenge got under way on Friday, November 30 at 8pm. Each team was provided with one o...

Island hopping with Best of BIFF

                          The travelling festival is bringing us (jurors and filmmakers) to amazing settings, super chic and sleek organization, parties, screening in wonderful locations in two islands. We enjoy extensive  Q&A with the filmmakers after their screenings. Everything here is beyond words... The general reaction is overwhelming, i think BIFF found a gem in this idea, and should pursu...

Press Release: The International Uranium Film Festival of Rio de Janeiro 2013 invites nuclear films

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Press Release: The International Uranium Film Festival of Rio de Janeiro 2013 invites nuclear films The next International Uranium Film Festival of Rio de Janeiro is scheduled for May 2013. It is the worldwide only film festival that tackles all nuclear issues: from exploration and mining of radioactive minerals like uranium to nuclear energy production, atomic waste, nuclear medicine, atomic bombs, nuclear war and nuclear or radioactive accidents: from Three Mile Island to Chernobyl, Goi...

Love in the year 2000

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Director: Dave Miller.
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