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New York: 2011 Jewish Film Festival

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                 In its 20th edition, the New York Jewish Film Festival presented 36 features and shorts from 14 countries; 31 premiered in New York.  As in past years a balanced program provided perspectives on the Jewish experience and included several outstanding productions on the holocaust period and its aftermath.                In LILITH (Eytan Harris, ISRAEL, 2010), a documentary; prejudices and resentments are revealed when a mother...

She Monkeys wins Dragon Award Best Nordic Film at Göteborg

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  She Monkeys This year's winner of the Dragon Award Best Nordic Film is She Monkeys, directed by Lisa Aschan. The prize is one million SEK as of this year. The Ingmar Bergman International Debut Award goes to the American film Blue Valentine, directed by Derek Cianfrance. Another eight awards were handed out at Göteborg International Film Festival's Dragon Award Gala on Saturday night. Lisa Aschan's feature debut She Monkeys received this year's Dragon Award Best Nordic Film. ...

Jury's award films from the IFFR 2011 program

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Tiger Awards go to South Korea, Spain and Thailand   During the IFFR 2010 Awards Ceremony on Friday, February 4, 2011 in the Oude Luxor Theater, the winning films of the 40th International Film Festival Rotterdam were announced. The Tiger Awards Ceremony included a solo performance by Sonic Youth-front man Lee Ranaldo, member of the Tiger Awards Jury.   The three Tiger Awards were granted to feature débuts The Journals of Musan by Park Jung-Bum (South Korea), Finisterrae by ...

Festival FILM NOIR: THE OTHER SIDE OF HOLLYWOOD

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  FILM NOIR: THE OTHER SIDE OF HOLLYWOOD February 17-27, 2011 Rodina Cinema Center, St. Petersburg, Russia     Humphrey Bogart, Marilyn Monroe, Jack Nicholson, Rita Hayworth, Kirk Douglas; John Huston, Billy Wilder, Jacques Tourneur, Charles Vidor, Robert Aldrich, Stanley Kubrick, and Roman Polanski are all featured in our festival FILM NOIR: THE OTHER SIDE OF HOLLYWOOD! from February 17 to 27 in St.Petersburg, Russia. We are pleased to pre...

Screen Actors Guild presented its coveted Awards

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  Screen Actors Guild Honors Outstanding Film And Television Performances at the 17th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards® Screen Actors Guild presented its coveted Actor® statuette for the outstanding motion picture and primetime television performances of 2010 at the "17th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards®" in ceremonies attended by film and television's leading actors, held Sunday, Jan. 30, at the Los Angeles Shrine Exposition Center. The "17th Annual Screen Actors ...

Untold Stories of welcome in Albania

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Who does not remember the past is condemned to repeat it.In events around Holocaust Memorial Day in the UK,we think we have seen every grim aspect of the persecutions visited upon the Jewish people in the middle of the last century,(although the day itself-27th January-is increasingly  being designated a commemoration of genocide in general and not exclusively of the horrors instigated by the Nazis)-yet in a marvellously uplifting screening held (on 25th January 2011) at the recently revamped...

'WORLD PEACE' (THE PROMISE OF REST) - JAI PAL BEHL

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THE PROMISE OF REST “ See, I will make all things new…..”   (Revelation 21:5) God wants people to know that he is searching like a shepherd and waiting like a father. He is willing to forgive and accept at his children all who live by the simple plan he has given. God invited us to get involved with Him in His Work. God has a big purpose for our life – a very specific and significant calling for us to fulfill. If we want to know how to deal with difficul...

London Short Film Festival award winners:

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UK FILM COUNCIL AWARD FOR BEST UK SHORT at the 8th London Short Film Festival went to:PARIS / SEXY (Ruth Paxton)Judges statement: "The film that had the biggest impact on us mixed a creepy surrealism with a believably rendered world as seen through the eyes of Greer, a complex and intriguing lead character that had us talking long after the film had finished. From it's production design, to the tone shifts leading to its dramatic climax this film is stylish, distinctive, sexy and horrific."UK F...

Calendar- January

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Have you got free time and you’re at a loss as to what to do? Are you wondering what’s going on in Paris this month? Is there a good exhibition? Do you want to go to the cinema but you don’t know which film to choose? Here is a selection of exhibitions and movies that we advise you to go see. Vous avez du temps libre mais ne savez pas quoi en faire? Vous vous demandez ce qu’il se passe en ce moment sur Paris? Y a-t’il une bonne exposition en ce moment? Vous aimeriez a...

'HERMANO' at PSIFF 2011

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 This was the third film I saw on my first day at PSIFF 2011...I mean, I really did pick the best for the first day... Marcel Rasquin's film, 'Hermano' (2010) conjures up reminiscence to the Brazilian hit film, 'City of God' (2002), not because it is similar, but because it is THAT GOOD!  We start with a baby boy (Daniel) left to die in a dumpster. A mother picks the baby out of the dumpster and takes him home with her young son, Julio. Then we jump to years later when both boys- Daniel an...

Soldier, Harmony, and Child

Director: Jafar Nourmohammadi.

'Jean Gentil' as Bronze Alexander

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Laura Amelia Guzmán and Israel Cárdenas' film Jean Gentil (2010) is the story of a Haitian immigrant living in the Dominican Republic and his daily life as he struggles to survive alone in the world of hard work and increasing solitude. The film uses Cinema Novo/Neo Realism reminiscent style of on location shooting, hand held camera and a barrenness of stripped production makeover as its advantage to give increasing sense of the isolation, poverty and many times hopeless ...

'Jean Gentil' as Bronze Alexander

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Laura Amelia Guzmán and Israel Cárdenas' film Jean Gentil (2010) is the story of a Haitian immigrant living in the Dominican Republic and his daily life as he struggles to survive alone in the world of hard work and increasing solitude. The film uses Cinema Novo/Neo Realism reminiscent style of on location shooting, hand held camera and a barrenness of stripped production as its advantage to give increasing sense of the isolation, poverty and many times hopeless feelings of the main c...

POFF In Focus: EurAsia Competition

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   THE DITCH (Wang Bing, China) The EurAsia Competition, an eclectic mix of European and Asian cinema, is the main competition event at POFF, the Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival, which kicked off last week and continues through Sunday, 5 December. Beginning in 2004, the EurAsia Competition has become one of the unique elements of the Festival, providing a unique spotlight on quality European and Asian films for the Baltics and Scandinavian region. In this year's edition, 22 film...

Stockholm award winners 2010

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Winners 2010 .winnerimage { float:left; margin: 0 10px 10px 0; } Best Film Winter's Bone by Debra Granik By unanimous decision, the jury surrendered to a world so fully described by the director and a protagonist's dilemma in a community seldom represented in America. Through her heroine, the director paints an original portrait of a matriarchy who, by turns, warns, punishes, and ultimately offers an unlikely deliverance. The story and performances worked together to realize an uncompr...

Giorgos Lanthimos' 'Dogtooth' Wins the 'Kingfisher Award'

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   Greek film eg Giorgos Lanthimos' film 'Dogtooth' won the 'Kingfisher Award' first prize at the 21st Ljubljana International Film Festival (LIFFE) held in Ljubljana 10th to 22nd of November 2010, in Slovenian capital, as explained by judges Goran Vojnović, Charlie Cockey, Frank L. Stavik the film has been awarded due to a creating “a most unique air of disquietude.  Executed with utter meticulousness, the film has been written and directed with accomplished precision. Communicati...

Giorgos Lanthimos' 'Dogtooth' Wins the 'Kingfisher Award'

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Greek film eg Giorgos Lanthimos' film 'Dogtooth' won the 'Kingfisher Award' first prize at the 21st Ljubljana International Film Festival (LIFFE) held in Ljubljana 10th to 22nd of November 2010, in Slovenian capital, as explained by judges Goran Vojnović, Charlie Cockey, Frank L. Stavik the film has been awarded due to a creating “a most unique air of disquietude. Executed with utter meticulousness, the film has been written and directed with accomplished precision. Communicating its mes...

HOLLYWOOD SHORTS "MEET THE FILMMAKERS" - Issue 13.2 - November 21, 2010

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meet the filmmakersedition 13.2  learn more about the filmmakers you outta knowMeet these filmmakers and see their work atHOLLYWOOD SHORTS on Sunday Nov 21Cinespace at 5pm  Free Click here to RSVPAllison CraigBARKOwww.allisoncraig.comAllison is an alum of Columbus College of Art and Design in Ohio where she majored in traditional animation.  She has an animator’s dream gig, working fulltime at Titmouse, Inc. in LA. She has extensive experience in every aspect of animation, from ...

Distribution U panel organised in New York by IFP

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DISTRIBUTION U. New YorkSaturday, November 13, 2010, 8:30 AM - 5:45 PM NYU Cantor Film Center, 36 East 8th Street How can filmmakers design innovative — and extremely effective — marketing and distribution strategies for their current project? Addressing that question is the core focus of Distribution U., a one-day "crash course" taking place in New York for the first time on November 13th. Presented by leading distribution strategist Peter Broderick and Scott Kirsner, author of the book "Fa...

Finalists of the SFFS/Hearst Screenwriting Grant

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Nine Finalists for $15,000 Award to be Given to Support the Work of a Mid-Career American ScreenwriterThe San Francisco Film Society announced today the finalists and honorable mention for the second SFFS/Hearst Screenwriting Grant. The grant of $15,000 will be awarded to a mid-career screenwriter who has been a practicing writer for at least five years and who has previously written a minimum of one feature screenplay. The grant is open to writers residing in the United States whose project exp...

RAINS OF BLOOD : THE FATE OF DOMINICAN REPUBLIC`s MIRABAL SISTERS

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Tribute to Mirabal sisters:Photo by Alain ROBERT RAINS OF BLOOD : The Fate of Dominican Republic`s MIRABAL Sisters PATRIA, MINERVA, MARIA TERESA : How did three graceful sisters in their twenties, from a good family, happy housewives and moms, end up savageously bludgeoned and strangled to death, and dumped down a ravine in the idyllic countryside of this tiny Caribbean country, the Dominican Republic, in a mock car accident, some fifty years ago on November 25th, 1960 ...

Mar del Plata International Film Festival turns 25.

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25th Mar del Plata Internacional Film Festival From 13th to 21st November, 2010 The only Latin American Film Festival with “A” status was conceived in 1954 due to the need to reflect the Argentinean Cinema universe, as well as the international cinematographic scenario. Year after year, the Festival established itself as a vital exhibition of the development and exchange of the film industry and audiovisual arts. Mar del Plata International Film Festival is today a must for filmmakers, acto...

The mind from nowhere and other works on the Streaming Festival

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November 2010 video program online now on the Streaming Festival. If William S. Burroughs, Surrealism or Hannah Hoch ring a bell, these Dalibor Baric films are made for you: a selection of mind blowing - if not stirring - video trips with awkward wonders, magic and a fair share of insanity, all straight from the obscure world of Baric. http://www.streamingfestival.com/program/dalibor_baric.php             ...

The boss comes to Rome...Fest

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Bruce Springsteen will be at the Festival for the film The Promise: The Making of Darkness on the Edge of TownOn 1st November, Bruce Springsteen will be at the International Rome Film Festival for the screening of the film The Promise: The Making of Darkness on the Edge of Town by Thom Zimny, in competition within the Extra section coordinated by Mario Sesti. One of rock and roll's greatest living myths has accepted to participate in the Rome Film Festival, where the film will be premiered. The...

Independence days at Thessaloniki ID 10@51st TIFF

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Independence Days, the Festival’s main side-section programmed by Lefteris Adamidis, includes (as previously announced on April 16th) the Retrospective to the work of Apichatpong Weerasethakul and is completed by the section’s core lineup, ID-10, which identifies this year’s political, aesthetic, and thematic landscape of worldwide independent production. ID–10 As in previous years, a strong Latin-American presence apparent in this year’s art house and independent cinematic crop is rep...
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