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2013 Boomtown Film & Music Festival - Call for Entries

Calling all Filmmakers! The sixth annual Boomtown Film and Music Festival will be held February 22-23, 2013 in Beaumont, Texas, USA. Films are now being accepted for consideration. We are accepting submissions in the categories of feature length, shorts, documentaries, experimental, music video, or student. We encourage both national and international filmmakers to submit their films to us via an online service such as wetransfer.com or you can send us DVD/BLU-Ray copies by mail. W...

Qarantina, a work of art from a traumatized country, Iraq

 LA ARAB FILM FESTIVAL    ASAAD ABDUL MAJEED, THE HITMAN UPSTAIRS An Iraqi film, Qarantina, shot in Baghdad was by far the most powerful film shown at this years LA Arab Film Festival. Considering the war torn conditions still going on in Iraq even after the withdrawal of American forces, it is a wonder that somebody has actually been able to conceive and shoot a dramatic feature film there -- in the city of Baghdad no less.  The production company was Ger...

The Secret of Music

Music is a spiritual entity, which enters positively in people harmonic affinities, sensitive to the phenomenon by means of sound waves that captures the soul, materialized in the receiving body, vibrations, feel. by Robson dos Santos brazilian contemporary classic music composer and filmmaker. (Short Film Maker) http://soundcloud.com/the-secret-of-music 2:46 minutes (2.54 MB)

New York Film Festival: 50th Anniversary

          Backed by the largest film society in the US which has now more than 7000 members and Lincoln Center’s supportive management the New York Film festival has emerged as the most important US film festival.  Over the last 25 years under Richard Pena’s direction few if any compromises in the main selection and side bars were made. Pena shifted the festival’s Eurocentric orientation and introduced cinema from Asia, Latin America, and Eu...

Two new arab films reviewed, "LUST", (Egypt) and "DEATH FOR SALE" (Morocco)

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by Alex Deleon LUST (Al Shooq) is an Egyptian film set in Egypt's second city, Alexandria, on the Mediterranean. However the part of the city we see is no tourist dream -- but a poverty stricken warren of side streets where the central figure, Umm Shooq, a charismatic possessed lady, and her two mod daughters live. When her youngest son falls seriously ill with a kidney condition and needs dialysis treatment --very expensive -- she is forced to beg on the streets to raise the money. When she...

The Bahamas International Film Festival (BIFF) goes island hopping and will travel to Eleuthera

Immediately following it's ninth annual festival scheduled for Dec 6 - 9, 2012 the Bahamas International Film Festival (BIFF) will travel to Eleuthera for a continuation of this year's celebration to be known as The Best of the Fest Eleuthera. During its visit to Harbour Island and Governor’s Harbour, a full program of films and festivities will be offered for the enjoyment of visiting Filmmakers, guests and local residents. The schedule of events to be held Dec. 10 – 14, includes Opening ...

Robert Pattinson comes to Sydney for The Twilight Saga; Premiere tonight

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  The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn; Sydney, Australia red carpet premiere...         ROBERT PATTINSON COMES TO SYDNEY FOR THE TWILIGHT SAGA...   ROBERT PATTINSON TO TOUR SYDNEY FOR THE TWILIGHT SAGA: BREAKING DAWN - PART 2</b>   HOYTS DISTRIBUTION is thrilled to announce that ROBERT PATTINSON, star of the upcoming release of THE TWILIGHT SAGA: BREAKING DAWN - PART 2 will be coming to Australia to promote the final instalment in the globa...

Call for Entries - 16th Over The Fence Comedy Film Festival

  Hello All Filmmakers of the World! Over the Fence Comedy Film Festival's  call for entries are now open for 2013! First deadline approaches - 29 October! More info? Go to www.overthefence.com.au      Or contact us. 'Numero uno' criteria is  "it must have an excellent sense of humour! Look forward to your comic masterpieces!!!   OTF aims to celebrate new and independent filmmakers, their comic masterpieces and their exc...

Alberto Iglesias is Film Composer of the Year at the 12th World Soundtrack Awards

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The World Soundtrack Academy announced tonight the winners of the World Soundtrack Awards 2012, the closing event of the 39th Ghent Film Festival. Alberto Iglesias was chosen as Film Composer of the Year 2012, for his soundtracks for ‘Le Moine’ (‘The Monk’), ‘La Piel Que Habito’ (The Skin I Live In) and ‘Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy’. He also went home with the award for Best Original Film Score of the Year for ‘Tinker, Tailor, Soldier,...

Holy Motors winner of the 48th Chicago International Film Festival

Michael Kutza, Founder and Artistic Director, Mimi Plauché, Programming Director, and Programmers Alex Kopecky and Penny Bartlett proudly announce the winners of the 48th Chicago International Film Festival Competitions.   French filmmaker Leos Carax’s exuberant and euphoric HOLY MOTORS leads this extraordinary group of films with three awards. Carax’s first film, BOY MEETS GIRL, premiered in Chicago in 1984 as part of the 20th Chicago International Film Festival&rsqu...

London Film Festival awards De rouille et d'os

The 56th BFI London Film Festival, in partnership with American Express announced the winners at its high profile awards ceremony, at Banqueting House, Whitehall, SW1 this evening.   Hosted by Sue Perkins the four awards were presented by some of the most respected figures in the film world. BEST FILM: RUST AND BONE, directed by Jacques Audiard Presented in partnership with American Express and celebrating the most original, intelligent and distinctive filmmaking in the Festival, t...

16th Arab Film Festival opens in LA

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by Alex Deleon for <filmfestivals.com> The sixteenth edition of the Arab Film Festival (which travels to five cities in California) opened here on Friday, October 19 with a festive reception at the Screen writers Guild Theater in Beverly Hills. This is an intensive three day event which will screen as many films as can be squeezed into a long weekend. The opening night film was "Man Without a Cell Phone", a debut feature by Palestinian filmmaker Sameh Zoabi who has won various...

Helpmann Awards 2012: Sydney, Australia

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  Helpmann Awards 2012: Sydney, Australia   Australia's top female dramatic actors, Robyn Nevin and Cate Blanchett, won their categories in the national Helpmann Awards presented in Sydney last night, but unusually no single production dominated the ceremony.   While Nevin won for Belvoir St Theatre's Summer of the Seventeenth Doll and Blanchett for Sydney Theatre Company's Gross und Klein, the award for best play went to Ganesh Versus the Third Reich by the G...

Robert Pattinson comes to Sydney for The Twilight Saga

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  Robert Pattinson comes to Sydney for The Twilight Saga   Photography by Eva Rinaldi   ROBERT PATTINSON COMES TO SYDNEY FOR THE TWILIGHT SAGA...   ROBERT PATTINSON TO TOUR SYDNEY FOR THE TWILIGHT SAGA: BREAKING DAWN - PART 2   HOYTS DISTRIBUTION is thrilled to announce that ROBERT PATTINSON, star of the upcoming release of THE TWILIGHT SAGA: BREAKING DAWN - PART 2 will be coming to Australia to promote the final instalment in the global phenomenon. &nb...

Benicio Del Toro attends red carpet movie premier; Event Cinemas, Sydney, Australia...

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  Benicio Del Toro attends red carpet movie premier; Event Cinemas, Sydney, Australia...         Savages enjoyed its red carpet premiere in Sydney, Australia tonight.   Savages star Benicio Del Toro told media agency AAP that meeting real ex-drug cartel members was a similar feeling to climbing the Sydney Harbour Bridge.   "You go in strapped and you go in protected in some ways but you don't want to get too goofy or something like that, ...

Kate Bosworth: Exclusive appearance at MYER Sydney City

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  Kate Bosworth: Exclusive appearance at MYER Sydney City       Myer and SKII are excited to welcome the face of SKII, American beauty Kate Bosworth, to Myer Sydney City for an in-store appearance this week.   Kate's exclusive appearance at Myer Sydney City will be held on  Friday 12th October at 1:00 pm on level 1.    Kate Bosworth will be interviewed on stage by style and pop culture commentator, Melissa Hoyer, on her supp...

50th New York Film Festival Closing Night World Premiere of FLIGHT Red Carpet Photos

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By Maria Esteves – October 17, 2012   The 50th New York Film Festival 2012(NYFF50) Closing Night World Premiere of FLIGHT by Academy Award-winning filmmaker Robert Zemeckis commenced Sunday, October 14, 6:00 PM at Lincoln Center’s Alice Tully Hall. Presented by the Film Society of Lincoln Center, red carpet arrivals included industry executives, festival directors, celebrity guests, cast and crew from FLIGHT (Brian Geraghty, Bruce Greenwood, Denzel Washington, Don Cheadle, Jam...

Farewell Richard Pena at NYFF50 Closing Night Gala

By Maria Esteves – October 19, 2012 An outpouring of farewells were expressed by executive director Rose Kuo, Film Society of Lincoln Center, directors of programming Robert Koehler (year round) and Kent Jones, New York Film Festival to Richard Peña, program director, Film Society of Lincoln Center and selection committee chair, New York Film Festival, during the 50th New York Film Festival (NYFF50) Closing Night Gala at Alice Tully Hall, New York, Sunday, October 14, 2012. Pe&nti...

The BUFF Blog (October 2012)

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With the exception of an alluring red carpet, its' safe to say that BUFF has pretty much rolled out everything else in its power to deliver this year's annual showcase of British urban filmmaking of which, at the time of writing has been 1 week removed.  A showcase is of course nothing without the undoubted stars of the show - the filmmakers. It has been a blast this year with 3 UK premieres ("Sparkle", "12" and "Melvin"), 2 venues packed out to the r...

The Hawaii International FIlm Festival Awards Keye of Life, best feature

With every new year of films comes a new batch of award winning projects. The Hawaii International FIlm Festival (HIFF) presented by Halekulani recognizes its top films with the Halekulani Golden Orchid and NETPAC awards. Of the numerous films that were up for nomination, three standout films have been recognized by winning these top awards from HIFF. KEY OF LIFE, a japanese comedy about identity switching, has been given the Halekulani Golden Orchid Award for Narrative Feature. Jurors for th...

Centenary Indian Film Festival,in Bangkok

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  INDIAN  CENTENARY  FILM FESTIVAL IN BANGKOK   ( 19-21 OCTOBER) Bangkok’s  first-ever Indian Film festival  opened  yesterday, at the SF Cinema, Central  World,to celebrate the Centenary of Indian Cinema. Similar Indian film festivals are going to held in other parts of the world,to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the world’s biggest movie  industry. The Indian Centenary Film Festival in Bangkok,will all be 'free' screenings. ...

Centenary Indian Film Festival,in Bangkok

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  INDIAN  CENTENARY  FILM FESTIVAL IN BANGKOK   ( 19-21 OCTOBER) Bangkok’s  first-ever Indian Film festival  opened  yesterday, at the SF Cinema, Central  World,to celebrate the Centenary of Indian Cinema. Similar Indian film festivals are going to held in other parts of the world,to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the world’s biggest movie  industry. The Indian Centenary Film Festival in Bangkok,will all be 'free' screenings. ...

Bridge to the World Submissions

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Time is almost running out! To make it clear, for this particular conference all you need is an idea translated in our format; A character break down, a synopsis, and the first page of the script. You don't even need a finished project (you could send that too), but just an idea! Submit to have a chance to pitch your ideas to top market producers now at Florida Media Market filmmaker@floridamediamarket.com Check out our website for more details floridamediamarket.com...

NYFF50 Zemeckis’s Flight Press Conference Coverage

By Maria Esteves – October 15, 2012 The 50th New York Film Festival 2012 (NYFF50) presented by the Film Society of Lincoln Center Closing Night World Premiere press screening of FLIGHT, by Academy Award-winning director Robert Zemeckis was held at the Walter Reade Theater, Sunday, October 14, 9:00 AM. A live press conference immediately followed with director Zemeckis, screenwriter John Gatins, casts members John Goodman, Don Cheadle, Melissa Leo, Bruce Greenwood and Academy Award-winnin...
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