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Venice Festival opens with Mira Nair's Reluctant Fundamentalist

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The Reluctant Fundamentalist, the new film directed by Mira Nair, will be the opening film at the 69th Venice International Film Festival (29 August – 8 September 2012), directed by Alberto Barbera and organized by la Biennale di Venezia chaired by Paolo Baratta. The Reluctant Fundamentalist is produced by Lydia Dean Pilcher and presented by Doha Film Institute. Based on the best-selling novel of the same title, translated into 25 languages, The Reluctant Fundamentalist is a...

New titles at the Spooky Movie International Horror Film Festival

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The Spooky Movie International Horror Film Festival announced this week seven of the twenty-one features that will screen at the seventh annual festival, held this year at the AFI Silver Theatre in Silver Spring, MD from October 10-18, 2012.   International festival hit, EXCISION will open Spooky Movie 2012 on Wednesday, October 10 at the AFI Silver Theatre. EXCISION, from Northern Virginia native Richard Bates Jr., premiered this year at Sundance and has gone on ...

The First Films World Competition

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THE JURY OF THE FIRST FILMS WORLD COMPETITION    Klaus Eder  Born in Augsburg, Germany, Klaus Eder lives and works in Munich. He studied German literature at the University of Stuttgart and has worked as a film critic since the 1960s. Currently a reviewer for the Bayerischer Rundfunk national radio network he contributes to several German language film magazines. He has published books on numerous international filmmakers, including monographs on Andrzej Wajda, Luis Bunuel, Nikita ...

The jury of Montreal World in action

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Australian actress Greta Scacchi will preside over an international jury of film personalities from around the world. Her fellow jurists:  Véra Belmont, one of France's top producers, began her career as an actress but quickly sensed that her talent lay not in front of the camera but behind it. In 1966 she produced Paul Vecchiali's The Devil's Tricks and over four decades...

Richard Gere will receive the Zurich Golden Icon Award

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  Richard Gere will receive the coveted Golden Icon Award at this year’s Festival, taking place September 20th – 30th. The announcement was made by ZFF Directors Karl Spoerri and Nadja Schildknecht. Serving as the Festival’s most prestigious symbol of recognition, awarded in appreciation of the lifetime achievements of an actor or actress, the Golden Icon Award will be bestowed to Mr. Gere on the evening of Sunday, September 23 at the Corso Cinema. In addition to receivi...

Agnieszka Holland gets Life Time achievment Award at Cinefest

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She worked with the entrant Leonardo DiCaprio, the already recognized Andrzej Wajda, Gary Oldman, Jean-Claude Carriere, Gerard Depardieu, Hanna Schygulla, Albert Finney, and Ed Harris. She won the Golden Globe and she was awarded for the Academy Award three times (most recently in this February). Agnieszka Holland, one of the most determinative figure of European cinema is the 9th Jameson CineFest’s lifetime achievement award winner. Ms. Holland is giving master class on 16 September in Mi...

Oldenburg Film Festival honors Phedon Papamichael with a Retrospective

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Oldenburg Film Festival honors Award Winning Director and Cinematographer Phedon Papamichael with a Retrospective “I’d rather work on a good movie than a good-looking movie. I think if someone said ‘that was a good-looking movie’ I’d feel like I’d failed to do my job because they became conscious of it.” Phedan Papamichael   God Bless America This personal credo of one of modern cinemas greatest cinematographers resonates throughout his increasingly extraordinar...

Dick Van Dyke Honored With 2012 SAG Life Achievement Award

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Dick Van Dyke, beloved actor, singer, dancer, writer and comedian, will receive SAG-AFTRA’s highest honor – the SAG Life Achievement Award for career achievement and humanitarian accomplishment. Van Dyke will be presented the performers union’s most prestigious accolade, given annually to an actor who fosters the “finest ideals of the acting profession,” at the 19th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards®, which premieres live on TNT and TBS on Sunday, Jan. 27, 2013, at 8 p.m. ET, ...

Frank Darabont will head the Zurich Film Festival

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The Zurich Film Festival (ZFF) announced today the members of the four juries that will preside over the competition categories at the 8th edition of the Festival, which takes place September 20th – 30th. Three-time Academy Award® nominated writer, producer and director Frank Darabont (The Green Mile, The Shawshank Redemption, The Walking Dead) will serve as Jury President for the ZFF’s international section. The 2012 Zurich Film Festival jury members are: Internation...

Forbidden Kiss and Saving Grace B. Jones Top Winners at 2012 NYCIFF Awards Gala

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By Maria Esteves – August 20, 2012 The 3rd New York City International Film Festival Awards Gala (NYCIFF 2012) presented by NYCIFF Founder/CEO Roberto Rizzo and President Caroline Johnson for outstanding film achievements of 2012 commenced Thursday, August 17, 9:00pm at the Angelika Film Center, New York. The Closing Night World Premiere of Forbidden Kiss, directed by Fen Tien preceded the awards ceremony. NYCIFF 2012 Awards Gala reception immediately followed at Stir, New York. Since...

2012 NYC International Film Festival Awards Gala Videos

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By Maria Esteves – August 20, 2012 The 3rd New York City International Film Festival 2012 (NYCIFF12) Awards Gala presented by NYCIFF Founder/CEO Roberto Rizzo and President Caroline Johnson for outstanding film achievements of 2012 commenced Thursday, August 17, 2012, 9:00pm ET at the Angelika Film Center, New York. The Closing Night World Premiere of Forbidden Kiss, directed by Fen Tien preceded the awards ceremony. NYCIFF 2012 Awards Gala reception immediately followed at Stir. This...

Actor Hugh Jackman will be honored by Museum of the Moving Image

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Tony and Emmy Award Winning Actor Hugh Jackman will be honored by Museum of the Moving Image at its 27th annual Salute on December 11, 2012 at Cipriani Wall Street in New York. The news was announced today by Carl Goodman, the Museum’s Executive Director.   Goodman stated, “We are thrilled to be honoring one of the world’s most beloved and talented performers.”   Hugh Jackman is perhaps best known around the world as Wolverine in the X-Men series, and has starred in films ...

The Dark Knight Rises review

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The Dark Knight Rises Starring:  Christian Bale,Michael Caine,Tom Hardy,Gary Oldman,Anne Hathaway, Marion Cotillard, Morgan Freeman, Liam Neeson,Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Juno Temple, Matthew Modine, Cillian Murphy,Tom Conti Director: Christopher Nolan Don't be fooled by posters proclaiming the end of the caped crusader  in Christopher Nolan's  third (and concluding?) chapter of his Batman trilogy which began with BatMan Begins (2005) followed by The Dark Knight ( 2008) It coul...

FAST PACED ESPIONAGE ACTIONER :THE BOURNE LEGACY

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  The Bourne Legacy Starring: Jeremy Renner, Rachel Weisz, Edward Norton, Oscar Isaac, Stacy Keach, Albert Finney, Scott Glenn, David Strathairn, Joan Allen Director: Tony Gilroy Fast-paced and emotionally nuanced, Tony (“Michael Clayton,” “Duplicity”) Gilroy's powerfully staged spy thriller-actioner  has little in common with Eric Van Lustbader 's 2004 novel The Bourne Legacy, fourth in the series created by Robert Ludlum. Lustbader shared an agent with Ludlum, and  rein...

Award winning Kashmiri film to open 20th Filmfest Hamburg

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Award winning Kashmiri film to open 20th Filmfest Hamburg The 20th edition of Filmfest Hamburg has announced its opening movie:an award winning Indo-American co-production which is set in Kashmir. The red carpet will be rolled out at the port city's CinemaxX Dammtor next month for the screening of "Valley of Saints" in the presence of its  New York-based director Musa Sayeed and Hamburg’s mayor Olaf Scholz. Also lined up to attend are the film's producer Nicholas Bruckma...

SPOTLIGHT OF THE WEEK: MEL STUART

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SPOTLIGHT OF THE WEEK: Mel Stuart   Mel Stuart This week the spotlight is on Mel Stuart, the documentarian and filmmaker who has recently died at the age 83. (Image of Mel Stuart) Mel Stuart was a celebrated figure in the television and film industry, most notably known for bringing the fantasy world of Roald Dahls’s “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory” to the big screen. He began his career working for CBS news as one of the resea...

12th New York International Latino Film Fest Opening Night Premiere of Filly Brown Red Carpet Photos

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By Maria Esteves – August 16, 2012 The 13th New York International Latino Film Festival 2012 (NYILFF12) Opening Night New York Premiere of Filly Brown, co-directed by Youssef Delara and Michael D. Olmos commenced Tuesday, August 14, 7:00pm at the Clearview Chelsea Cinemas. Presented by HBO, the festival celebrates the diversity and spirit of the Latino community by showcasing the best films from emerging and established filmmakers of Latino and Latino American descent. This year’s ...

Once when i served my dear landlord

Director: Mikhail Tumelya .
Once upon a time there lived a man who had neither house nor home. So he decided to improve his state and applied for work to a rich landlord. He gained a farmyard and got married to a landlord’s daughter. As a consequence the man obtained a great many of cares but he still continued to be unhappy.

Fabulous independent film festival in Sarasota

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  Scheduled to be held at Burns Court Cinemas in downtown Sarasota, on Saturday, August 18 and Sunday, August 19, the Fabulous Independent Film Festival will mark its second anniversary with 6 feature films, 6 shorts and 3 parties celebrating diversity in the LGBT community.  The festival is organized by broken rules productions in association with and benefiting the Harvey Milk Festival, a non profit organization.  Tickets are $8, opening and closing night films are $1...

3rd NYC International Film Festival Opening Night Premiere & Honors

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By Maria Esteves – August 13, 2012 The Third New York City International Film Festival 2012 (NYCIFF 2012) Opening Night Gala Awards and World Premiere of Saving Grace B. Jones, directed by Connie Stevens commenced Thursday, August 9, 7:00pm at the magnificent Angelica Film Center. Presented by NYCIFF founder/CEO Robert Rizzo, the festival presents the best in world cinema from emerging and established filmmakers. This year’s festival includes over 100 films (features, documentaries...

FEST begins at 40!

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What makes a festival successful? Great films and great audiences, and Belgrade's 40th FEST had both in spades- indeed, the event was such a hit, it was extended by a day to accommodate a last-minute regional premiere for The Artist, fresh from its triumph at the Oscars in Hollywood(and in keeping with its immaculate organisation, there was even an advance press screening of the French 'surprise' gift to Belgrade's enormous audiences. For the event is centred in what must be one of...

Fantasia International Film Festival wrap up

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A RAGING SUCCESS ACROSS THE BOARD FOR FANTASIA’S SWEET 16th EDITION + FINAL PRIZES ANNOUNCED   The 16th edition of the Fantasia International Film Festival has just come to an end, and our team is celebrating the resounding success of this year’s edition. With over 109,000 spectators and industry attendees, this year saw record crowds flock to the event—up 7,000 people over last year. We would like to express our deep gratitude to the 150 directors, actors, screenwriters and producers w...

Ted Hope appointed Executive Director of San Francisco Film Society

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Ted Hope, one of the film industry’s most respected and prolific figures, has been named executive director of the San Francisco Film Society (SFFS), effective September 1, 2012. In a surprise move, the veteran film producer and one of the most influential individuals in independent film will embark upon a new chapter in his professional life, leaving New York City, where he produced independent films through his companies Good Machine, This is that corporation and Double Hope Films, t...

FANTASIA 2012 jury awards

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The 16th edition of the Fantasia International Film Festival has drawn to a close and our team is delighted by the great success of this year’s edition. The juries have finished deliberating on this year’s competitions and are pleased to announce the following winners:   Feature Film Jury President: Gabriel Pelletier, with Jay Baruchel, Sylvain Krief and Maggie Lee.   Cheval Noir Award for Best Film: DOOMSDAY BOOK by Kim Jee-woon and Yim Pil-sung The film impressed the jury ...

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