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Amitabh Bachchan will be guest of honour at the 12th River to River Florence Indian Film Festival

Bollywood superstar Amitabh Bachchan, the iconic face of Indian cinema, will be the guest of honour at the 12th River to River Florence Indian Film Festival.   The 12th River to River Florence Indian Film Festival, the only festival in Italy entirely devoted to Indian cinema and directed by Selvaggia Velo, will take place at Cinema Odeon, in Florence, from 7th to 13th December, under the Patronage of the Embassy of India and the Italy-India association.   This is an extreme...

Film Script Writing Workshop in Jaipur from 19th of October 2012

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No fee of any sort will be charged to the participants in the workshop belonging to the Below Poverty Line and those writers who cannot bear the fee for admission during the script writing workshop, there will be a screening of the Academy Award winning film-A Separation     In order to ensure better development of cinematic culture and to its fundamental training, Jaipur International Film Festival along with Central Circuit Cine Association is conducting a workshop on impor...

Film Marketing an interactive session in the Bahamas with Bruno Chatelin

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The Bahamas FInternational Film festival will run Dec 6 -9 in Paradise island and 10-15 in Eleuthera. On that occasion Bruno Chatelin (former film distributor) and jury Member at the Festival will offer a keynote on film marketing.   ·         Studio to indie what will work for you.  I will share key lessons I learnt when marketing major studio films at Sony and Fox and how this can apply to independent film marketing. · &...

Film Marketing an interactive session in the Bahamas with Bruno Chatelin, jury member at Bahamas International Film festival

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  Film Marketing an interactive session in the Bahamas ·         Studio to indie : what will work for you.  I will share key lessons I learnt when marketing major studio films at Sony and Fox and how this can apply to independent film marketing. ·         Success stories in film distribution :   The story and the vision behind the success of Philadelphia, Slee...

EFA Honours Bernardo Bertolucci

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In recognition of a unique and dedicated contribution to the world of film the European Film Academy takes great pride in presenting Bernardo Bertolucci with the Lifetime Achievement Award. BERNARDO BERTOLUCCI began his career as an assistant director to Pier Paolo Pasolini on ACCATTONE and directed his first feature film at the age of 21. His second film, BEFORE THE REVOLUTION (1964), was released to great acclaim and he has never since then stopped to shape the way we look at cinema. His...

The jury members of The 9th Bahamas Film Fest

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  Bruno Chatelin Short Film Bruno Chatelin, HEC Business School alumni, began his marketing career in 1979 with large international Advertising Agencies: Publicis, DMM Masius and JWT, where he handled accounts such as Kellog’s Unilever, Colgate Palmolive, Mars Foods, Mastercard...  Former film distributor He started in 1985 working for Sony then UGC 20th Century FOX in France (Marketing Director and Managing Director) he has launched ...

The Mission of the Bahamas International Film Festival

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 Mission & History The Bahamas International Film Festival is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing the local Bahamian community and international visitors with a diverse presentation of films from around the world. In addition to offering films that might not otherwise be released theatrically in the Bahamas, BIFF will provide a unique cultural experience and set of educational programs and forums for exploring the past, present and future of cinema.    The Bah...

Iranian Cinema brain drain continues with Bahman Ghobadi at Toronto

by Alex Deleon for <filmfestivals.com>  Bahman Ghobadi       RHINO SEASON is Ghobadi's first film since he fled Iran        The stars of Rhino Season (from left) Behrouz Vossoughi, Monica Bellucci, Bahman Ghobadi, Belcim Bilgin and Arash Labaf IRANIAN CINEMA BRAIN DRAIN CONTINUES With Bahman ...

Annual La Femme Film Festival 2012 launches 8th edition

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La Femme Film Festival founder Leslie LaPage announced the 8th Annual La Femme Film Festival 2012, films screening at the festivalfrom October 11th – 14th in Los Angeles, CA. with Hollywood’s Celebrity Stars: Daryl Hannah, Susan Sarandon, Olympia Dukakis, Morgan Fairchild, Billy Zane and Andie MacDowell.   The four (4) day fest will screen over 100 films highlighting independent features, shorts, documentaries, commercials, and music videos. We are excited to announce some of ...

Creative Industry Stars Celebrate the 5th Anniversary of the Festival: ‘A Shaded View on Fashion Film’ Hosted by the CENTRE PO

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Diane Pernet will welcome a host of iconic and inspirational figures from the creative industries as well as several exciting stars-in-the-making to the fifth anniversary edition of her festival, ‘A SHADED VIEW ON FASHION FILM’ (ASVOFF).  Actors, designers, filmmakers, artists, critics, entertainers, fashion photographers and celebrities will gather to celebrate ASVOFF's pioneering spirit, leadership and stamina as the world’s first and foremost film festival dedicated to ...

Film Festival Tofifest highlights

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 Yesterday the organisers of the International Film Festival Tofifest revealed the last secrets of the 10th edition of the event, during a press conference. Zbigniew Zamachowski shall be the chairman of the Jury of the On Air Feature Films Competition section. Krystyna Janda shall be awarded the Golden Angel of Tofifest for Artistic Insolence and Jakub Gierszal shall receive the Flisak Tofifest Film Award. This year’s special retrospective will focus on blaxploitation films and the In...

Honouring Japan at the 41ST FESTIVAL DU NOUVEAU CINÉMA

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HONOURING JAPAN AT THE 41ST FESTIVAL DU NOUVEAU CINÉMA   Pop trade and culture of the avant-garde. This year, the Festival du nouveau cinéma is honouring Japan. Operation seduction, post Fukushima and other disasters, far from the media stereotypes of a culture and a country that have always fascinated the West. It is the ideal opportunity for public and journalists alike to reflect on a film industry that is among the most important, dynamic and influential in the worl...

AFI announces Bernardo Bertolucci as Guest Artistic Director

The American Film Institute (AFI) announced today that internationally acclaimed filmmaker and Academy Award®-winning director and screenwriter Bernardo Bertolucci will serve as its Guest Artistic Director at AFI FEST 2012 presented by Audi. Last year’s Guest Artistic Director was Pedro Almodóvar, and David Lynch, an alumnus of the AFI Conservatory, held the role in 2010. As Guest Artistic Director, Bertolucci has selected four feature films for his special sidebar program at...

Aspen Filmfest 2012 Audience Award Winner to The Sapphires

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The 34th Aspen Filmfest, which ran October 2-7, showcased previews of new releases, critically acclaimed documentaries and feature films from the international circuit. Film fans of all ages and inclinations filled the Wheeler Opera House and Isis Theatre in Aspen and the Crystal Theatre in Carbondale to view independent productions from around the world and hear filmmakers share the stories behind their works.   "By all accounts, Filmfest was a rousing success. Powerful st...

American Film Festival tributes Jerry Schatzberg and Wes Anderson

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Schatzberg to receive  Indie Star award. “Moonrise Kingdom” to have its Polish premiere at the Wrocław event. American Film Festival in Wrocław, Poland (13-18 Nov), the first event in Eastern and Central Europe focused entirely on independent American cinema, pays tribute to two great American filmmakers: Jerry Schatzberg and Wes Anderson. Jerry Schatzberg, the legendary director and accomplished photographer, will be a special festival guest. He will receive the annual In...

FNC opens with La mise à l’aveugle (Small Blind) by Quebec director Simon Galiero

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41ST FESTIVAL DU NOUVEAU CINÉMA   The Festival du nouveau cinéma is opening its 41st edition on October 10 with the world premiere of La mise à l’aveugle (Small Blind) by Quebec director Simon Galiero. Camille Rewinds by French actress/director Noémie Lvovsky will close the Festival on Saturday, October 20. La mise à l’aveugle (Small Blind), second feature by Simon Galiero (Nuages sur la ville), will mark the off...

Chalky

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 Gracie Otto, an ÉCU Alumni from the 2006 festival is working on her new feature documentary Chalky on legendary British producer Michael White, possibly the best known and most loved man in the world of theatre, film and celebrity. Want to  support this project? Then click on the link above. // Gracie Otto, un cinéaste du Festival ÉCU 2006 travaille sur son nouveau documentaire "Chalky" sur le célèbre producteur anglais Michael W...

Hawaii International Film Festival highlights

The 32nd Hawaii International Film Festival (HIFF), presented by Halekulani will take place October 11-21 in Honolulu. The festival, in partnership with the Vilcek Foundation, will showcase six films--four features and two documentary shorts--as part of the New American Filmmakers (NAF) program.     The NAF program, previously called American Immigrant Filmmakers on Profile, continues to highlight the creative enterprises of talented foreign-born writers, directors, producers,...

First Time Fest will launch in NY

First Time Fest (FTF) – a celebration of first time filmmakers – is a new and unique film festival, event and opportunity taking place in New York City from March 1-March 4, 2013. Just as Quentin Tarantino had RESERVOIR DOGS, Orson Welles his CITIZEN KANE, Sam Mendes’ AMERICAN BEAUTY, Rob Reiner with THIS IS SPINAL TAP and John Huston had THE MALTESE FALCON as their first works, First Time Fest’s mission is to discover and present the next generation of great cinema by ...

Gold Coast International Film Festival line up announced

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The Second Annual Gold Coast International Film Festival presented by the Great Neck Arts Center, with the Town of North Hempstead as Founding Sponsor, will present seven days and nights of bold, dynamic films, programs, panels, tributes, conversations, awards and festivities on Long Island’s North Shore.  GCIFF gets underway Monday, October 22 with two pre-festival events followed by its Opening Night Gala on Wednesday, and then runs at the Clearview Cinemas in the communities of Man...

6 Tips For Balancing Fame & Your Relationships

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BY: Stan Popovich Many celebrities sometimes have a difficult time managing fame and relationships. Here are some suggestions on how to not let fame get the best of you.   1. People don't control their own fame. A person must understand that fame comes and goes and that a person has no control over his or her popularity. Fame is elusive and cannot be controlled.   2. Always remember your values. Your friends and family will be with you for your entire life while your fame may only...

Do Not Let Fame Change You When You Are A Celebrity

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By:  Stan Popovich Many celebrities sometimes have a difficult time in coping with their fame and popularity. Here are some suggestions on how to not let fame get the best of you. A person must understand that fame comes and goes and that a person has no control over their popularity.  Fame is elusive and cannot be controlled. Always remember your values.  Your values will be with you for your entire life while your fame lasts for a short time.  Do what is right and ...

6 Ways To Handle The Media & Your Children

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By: Stan Popovich Many celebrities and entertainers have a difficult time protecting their children from the media. Here are a few suggestions on how to deal with the media when it pertains to your children.   1. Talk To Your Children Always talk to your children about your current situation regarding the attention you get from the media. It is best to be up front with your children about why they are always in the spot light and why their friends are not. Educating your children on thi...

6 Tips On How Celebrities Can Maintain Their Privacy

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 By: Stan Popovich Many celebrities have a difficult time maintaining their privacy. Here are a few suggestions on how celebrities can manage their private life and deal with the media.   1.  Monitor Your Fame and Adjust Accordingly The first step a celebrity can do is to monitor their fame. If a celebrity becomes a house hold name then he or she should expect the kind of media exposure that is coming their way. If a famous person isn’t always in the news, he or she can ...

5 Tips On How Celebrities And Others Can Benefit From Rehab

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By: Stan Popovich Many people who enter rehab for various mental health issues sometimes do not know how to take advantage of the advice given to them.  Many of these people go to rehab multiple times and still are not sure how to handle their mental health issues. Here are some tips on what a person can do when they go to rehab.   1.  Accept That You Have A Problem The first step a person needs to do when they go to rehab is to admit they have a problem.  Once a person a...

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