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Tribute to Bollywood

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BOLLYWOOD AND BEFOREIndia has an extremely prolific film industry turning out anything between 700 and 800 films a year, with peaks sometimes reaching more than 900! (905 in 1985, for example.) Most of these films are produced in regional centres in languages such as Bengali, Tamil, Malayalam... Indeed India is made up of 22 States and has 17 main languages. The Bollywood term covers films produced in Hindi in the Bombay studios. Although such films only account for a quarter of the total Indian...

The Station Agent Closes Stockholm

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The Stockholm International Film Festival officially closed November 25th with a screening of "E! Audience Award winner," The Station Agent. Tipped as the favorite of the festival, the film lived up to its reputation from beginning to end. It is not hard to understand why the film won the hearts of the Stockholm audience. The area where the story takes place in Newfoundland NJ is a little like a small Swedish town, set far away from everything, where people speak slowly, and savor their words i...

13 was a festival favorite in Stockholm

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Catherine Hardwicke's Thirteen, a noteworthy film in the Stockholm International Competition was a festival favorite, a film about Tracy, a young woman who goes haywire when Evie, the hottest woman in high school wants her to hang out with her. The story is true, and the script was written and acted by Nikki Reed who plays Evie, the woman who in real life led her astray into a world of sex , shoplifting and drugs. More crucial to the story is the role of substance abuse. Tracy ...

Santa Fe 4th ready to kick off

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The Santa Fe Film Festival launches its fourth, and largest, season. Salutes to British director Stephen Frears, actor Peter Boyle and New Mexico novelist/screenwriter Max Evans anchor this year's Santa Fe Film Festival. In addition, the festival expects more than 200 filmmakers and other special guest artists to attend. The roster includes actress Elisabeth Moss (seen on TV series "The West Wing"), "The Wild Bunch" screenwriter Walon Green, legendary casting director Lynn Stalmaster and the te...

Corneau honored at french fest in the UK

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FRENCH FILM FESTIVAL UK 2003Every November the French Film Festival UK provides a unique and eclectic close-up of film-making from France, a wonderful opportunity to discover the genuine pulse of le cinéma français.With the 12th edition (Edinburgh Filmhouse, Glasgow Film Theatre, Aberdeen Belmont, Dundee Contemporary Arts, Stirling MacRobert, and an enhanced London presence at the Ciné Lumière and other venues) the festival looks set to provide yet another exceptionally strong line-up after ...

Fest of film schools in Munich

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INTERNATIONALE MÜNCHNER FILMWOCHEN27.11.- 30.11.2003International Festival of Film Schools – November, 2003 in MunichFor the first time in five years, the most important European festival for filmschools returns with a new concept to its original time frame in November.Tomorrow’s master directors will present their films, documentaries andanimated films from November 27 to 30 at the Munich Film Museum. A totalof 77 films from 43 film schools in 31 countries can be seen during the 23rdannual...

Bruce Willis aids Sonoma Valley Festival

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It seems that luck, skill, timing and talent go hand-in-hand when making a good movie or a commercial, and the Sonoma Valley Film Festival had all that going for it this past weekend when Hollywood mega-actor Bruce Willis showed up to lend his talent.Willis is starring in a commercial promoting the 2004 Sonoma Valley Film Festival, known as Cinema Epicuria. The 60-second trailer, titled "Cinema Epicuria or Bust," is being co-produced by Brenda Lhormer and Kevin McNeely, both Sonoma Valley reside...

Thessaloniki: breathe cinema not oxygen

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"Michel Demopoulos has given the Festival a new vitality, opening it up to a young audience. During the Festival, in this town, you breathe not oxygen but cinema!" Bernardo Bertolucci Some history about the festival: First held in 1960 as a modest "Week of Greek Cinema", the Thessaloniki International Film Festival has become, 43 years later, an annual event focused on the discovery and promotion of new directors from all over the world; a true celebration of film. For t...

NY Horror fest awards

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2003 New York City Horror Film Festival Award Winners The best of the horror film world gathered in New York to celebrate the New York City Horror Film Festival. The festival kicked off October 21 with a huge party at Don Hills followed by four days of sold out film screenings, celebrity appearances, and an incredible and informative panel discussion at the Tribeca Film Center in Lower Manhattan. Best Feature:MALEVOLANCE Directed by Steven MenaThe story begins ten years earlier with the kidn...

AFI: Lights, Camera, Stars Action and CUT

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Late Sunday evening, AFI FEST 2003 ended a glorious run of 10 days and 10 nights of the best films in the world, but not before announcing its coveted Audience Awards and unveiling the World Premiere of Patty Jenkins' MONSTER, starring Charlize Theron. In front of a sold-out audience at ArcLight's Cinerama Dome, Nancy Collet, the Director of Programming, announced that Jim Sheridan's IN AMERICA took the Audience Award for Feature Film. The film, which stars Samantha Morton and Paddy Considine, f...

Monster premiering for AFI finale

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Monster closed AFI last week end.The film written and directed by Patty JenkinsPROD: Brad Wyman, Donald Kushner, Charlize Theron, Mark Damon, Clark Peterson EXEC PROD: Meagan Riley-Grant, Steward Hall, Andreas Schmid, Andreas Grosch, Sammy LeeCast: Charlize Theron, Christina Ricci, Bruce Dern, Scott Wilson, Pruitt Taylor Vince Charlize Theron stars in MONSTER, a shockingly moving film that burrows deep beneath the tabloid-sized headline stories on Aileen Wournos, the man-hatingand murder...

BFI Sutherland trophy shortlists announced

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SUTHERLAND TROPHY SHORTLIST ANNOUNCEDA shortlist of three titles in competition for the British Film Institute (bfi) Sutherland Trophy was announced today (4 November), selected by a jury representing the film and entertainment worlds.The shortlist, chosen from twelve nominated titles, comprises No Rest for the Brave, a dreamlike coming-of-age odyssey from French director Alain Guiraudie; Osama, the first feature from post-Taliban Afghanistan directed by Siddiq Barmak; and Reconstruction, an exp...

Beverly Hills Fest: Indie fame

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BEVERLY HILLS, CA – If you were one of the lucky filmmakers attending the 2003 Beverly Hills Film Festival Awards Night Dinner at the infamous Beverly Hills Hotel this past May, consider yourself a part of Indie filmmaking history. The star studded event made up of Hollywood’s A-list actors, producers, directors, distributors and rising new filmmakers took center stage once again as the most prestigious film festival in the world. “The Beverly Hills Film Festival awards night ceremony is a...

AFI 2003 awards

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AFI FEST – Intl Jury Awards: BLUE, BEAH & DEEP SILENCE stand-outsFriday night, Nov 14th, at a standing-room-only celebration at CineSpace, the International Jury Award winners of AFI FEST 2003 were announced. Taking the Feature Jury Prize was Natasha Arthy's OLD, NEW, BORROWED AND BLUE, a Danish bittersweet comedy and an official Dogme film about the perils of love and honesty. "I'm really proud," said an elated Arthy minutes after winning. "It's very unreal. We didn't expect anything like thi...

Meryl Streep follows De Niro for 2004 AFI

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Meryl Streep Follows De Niro in AFI Life Time Achievment tribute for 2004.The actress has been selected by the American Film Institute's (AFI) Board of Trustees to receive the 32nd AFI Life Achievement Award, the highest honor for a career in film, it was announced today by Sir Howard Stringer, Chair of the AFI Board of Trustees. The award will be presented to Streep at a gala tribute on June 10, 2004, which will be held in the Kodak Theatre at Hollywood & Highland. Mr. Stringer commented, "Mer...

AFI day 9

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Friday night, at a standing-room-only celebration at Cinespace, the jury award winners of AFI FEST 2003 were announced. Taking the Feature Jury Prize was Natasha Arthy's OLD, NEW, BORROWED AND BLUE, a Danish bittersweet comedy and an official Dogme film about the perils of love and honesty. "I'm really proud," said an elated Arthy minutes after winning. "It's very unreal. We didn't expect anything like this." Arthy and producer Birgitte Skov said that they planned to ring the two lead actors fro...

Costner, Zanuck and Minghella: Palm Springs tributes

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Actor Costner, Producer Zanuck and Director Minghella to Be Honored at Upcoming 15th Annual Palm Springs International Film FestivalThe tributes and awards for the upcoming Palm Springs International Film Festival are now announced. Academy Award winning actor/director/producer Kevin Costner, Academy Award-winning producer Richard D. Zanuck, and Academy winning director Minghella will be honored at the Award Gala being held on Sunday, January 11, 2004 at the Palm Springs Convention Center. T...

AFI day 8

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"I've been winning the Los Angeles Grand Prix," said director Anthony Minghella to a sold-out audience on Thursday night, after arriving fashionably late. Minghella was on hand to discuss his work with film critic Pete Hammond and to present 20 minutes from his latest film, COLD MOUNTAIN. Greeting him on stage were a number of people who have worked with Minghella over the years, including director Sydney Pollack (an executive producer of COLD MOUNTAIN and THE TALENTED MR. RIPLEY); cinematograph...

AFI day 7

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Day 7 featured what AFI FEST does best: Present an extraordinary spectrum of films, while giving fest-goers the opportunity to converse and meet with the filmmakers who made them. Within one evening, films from all eight sections were screened, in addition to a line-up of shorts and the Centerpiece Gala of the World Premiere of Norman Jewison's THE STATEMENT, starring Tilda Swinton. The evening began with a bolt of lightning and the US Premiere of Natasha Arthy's OLD, NEW, BORROWED AND BLUE, an ...

Gettin' square winner of Inside Film Awards in Sydney

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LEXUS IF (INSIDE FILM) AWARDS WINNERS ANNOUNCEMENTGettin’ Square and Japanese Story, the people’s choice in Australian filmWinners for the 2003 Lexus IF (Inside Film) Awards were announced in Sydney tonight at a prestigious event staged at Wharf 8 in Pyrmont. Hosted by Deborah Mailman, the live broadcast was followed by a celebratory party presented by Autore South Sea Pearls. Gettin' Square and Japanese Story earned the highest accolades on the night. Japanese Story collected four IF awards...

Inside Film Lexus Awards in Sydney

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LEXUS IF (INSIDE FILM) AWARDS WINNERS ANNOUNCEMENTGettin’ Square and Japanese Story, the people’s choice in Australian filmWinners for the 2003 Lexus IF (Inside Film) Awards were announced in Sydney tonight at a prestigious event staged at Wharf 8 in Pyrmont. Hosted by Deborah Mailman, the live broadcast was followed by a celebratory party presented by Autore South Sea Pearls. Gettin' Square and Japanese Story earned the highest accolades on the night. Japanese Story collected four IF awards...

Rajhans at Bahamas Film Festival

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Rajhans Leads Canadian Delegation to Bahamas Film FestivalThe inaugural One World Film Festival takes place this weekend in sunnyNassau, Bahamas. The festival boasts an exciting program of films from around the world, and is expected to attract some a-list celebrities who make The Bahamas their second home. The festival takes place Nov 13th to 17th and is the brainchild of Hollywood Producer, Monica Cooper. "This film festival has been a year in the making and I hope it will allow manyfilmmak...

Sales buzz from the booths.

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Reported sales from the market.Cinema Service (from Hong Kong) is reported to have sold The legend of the Evil Lake in 4 territories: Germany, Russia, Indonesia Thailand.Lions Gate bought world rights excluding Canada and France for the Jean Beaudin epic romance “New France” starring Depardieu and Tm rothUGC sold Tais Toi – « Ruby + Quentin » mismatch pal hit story from Francis Weber to Asian territories: Hong Kong, Taiwan and South KoreaVerdecchi Film sold twisted for Japan and Thail...

Fuse Marrakech Winner

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PJER ZALICA’S “FUSE” WINS ETOILE D’OR FOR BEST FEATURE FILMAttendance figures up by more than 150% - over 100,000 cinema-goers throng to screenings throughout the Festival The third annual Marrakesh International Film Festival, under the patronage of His Majesty Mohammed VI, King of Morocco, and the presidency of HRH, Prince Moulay Rachid, awarded the winners of its feature and short film competitions tonight at a closing night gala in the spectacular amphitheatre created in the ruins of...

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