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Open Roads 2012: New Italian Cinema showcase

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New York:  Open Roads: New Italian Cinema, 2012 That foreign language films have hard time finding an audience in the United is no secrete unless they are programmed for a captive diaspora audience in specialty houses as is the case for most films for the Indian language speaking audience. After all as the L.A. Times reported recently the top five grossing foreign films did not generate more than $40 million in each of the last four years while films made in the US generated billions abr...

A Power and the Glory of Cinema City

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Another big name of Cinema City Novi Sad, Serbia is no doubt Nick Powell. A man on Virgin label and a big boss of nowadays biggest Film and Television School in UK. I promised that I will write another article about a Nik Powell’s visit to Novi Sad, Cinema City because as I said in previous articles I’ve had a little problem with a voice recorder who failed to record interviews with Powell. In the 60s and 70s Richard Branson and his partner Nik Powell loved music and saw an opportunity to...

THE LA NEO NOIR EROTIC FILM FEST IS SEEKING YOUR SEXIEST DARKEST CRIME SHORTS AT LANNEFF.COM

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LANNEFF showcases U.S. and international sexy, dark, crime short films and short screenplays December 1st at the Downtown Independent Theater in Downtown Los Angeles. Presenting the ONLY film festival walking tour of neo-noir historic landmarks which also features live film noir events, a film screening of selected storytellers, an awards show, and a lively reception at the Far East Cafe aka The Chop Suey Cafe in Downtown LA's Little Tokyo, LANNEFF couples film noir history with toda...

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IFTA Applauds Signing of Treaty on Audiovisual Performances at WIPO Diplomatic Conference

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The Independent Film & Television Alliance (IFTA) applauds the successful conclusion of the WIPO Diplomatic Conference on the Protection of Audiovisual Performances with the adoption of the this important international Act and Treaty springing from WIPO negotiations. The signing of the Act by 131 Member States and Treaty by 46 Member States, including the United States, France, Spain and conference host country, the People's Republic of China, is the first of its kind for protection ...

The Female Eye Film Festival wrapped

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Filmmakers and screenwriters from all over the globe including the United Kingdom, Australia, Turkey, Argentina, France, Sweden, Trinidad, Sierra Leone, Bahrain, Romania, Israel, the US, and Canada travelled to Toronto to participate in and celebrate in the 10th Anniversary Female Eye Film Festival (June 20th – 24th, 2012). In a shaky economy The Female Eye Film Festival held strong with unprecedented screenings, script readings, industry panel discussions and the FeFF 10th Anniversary Phot...

2012 Palm Springs Short Fest announces Award Winners

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  2012 PALM SPRINGS INTERNATIONAL SHORTFEST 
ANNOUNCES FESTIVAL WINNERS Monday, June 24th sees the close of the 2012 Palm Springs International Shortfest Film Festival. The festival was held from June 19-25th and screed 324 short filmsm bringing in shortfilm filmmakers from across the globe, including filmmakers Robert Elswit, Gus Van Sant and Oorlagh George, to honor their film at what is undisputedly the largest short film festival in North America. Shortfilm prize-winners were anno...

Everything's Coming Up Docs!

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Suddenly this summer documentary festivals seem to be mushrooming across England.On the eve of Cannes I attended a crowded croissants and coffees Launch for the Sheffield DocFest, in the smart offices of the The Guardian newspaper in Kings Place, on the fast-developing side of the Kings Cross railway station.It was a very professional presentation by the Festival Board and programmers with many clips of selected entries, and ample footage of previous festivals which seem to have filled t...

Prathyayam

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Director: Rajesh Touchriver.
Provocative, shocking and surprisingly tender amidst an explosion of unbridled emotions, “Prathyayam”(Trust) in telugu and “Ente…”(Mine…) in malyalam explores the consequences of sex trafficking, testing the vulnerability of trust in human relations. Srinivas(Siddiq) is a wonderful and devoted father to Durga(Anjali Patil), and he provides her the best. Working in the city and maintaining his family in a small town works well for him for years. One day everything is shattered when Durga comes unannounced to the city to appear for an interview concerning her college admission. Durga’s life is brutally torn apart as Srinivas wrestles with grief, remorse, self pity and guilt.

English Film on Kino Otok Isola

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If we are talking about British film shown on Kino Otok Isola, then we are talking about minor English films definitely worth mentioning. That would be Archipelago by Joana Hogg and Two Years at Sea by young film director Ben Rivers. But first thing first! Joanna Hogg is a woman, a friend of great late British film director Derek Jarman and a filmmaker coming from the middle higher class in England, which is very obvious in her films. This is the second one. So this is how her seco...

A Day on Set, Set Me Free

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It’s Never Too Late – How a Day on Set Set Me Free I’ll admit it. I had given up on film, forever.  I was 37, had two toddlers with special needs, found myself living in the middle of Central Pennsylvania and handled mindless data entry for my husband’s family business.  My high haired, heavily made-up, mini-skirt wearing days were over.  I traded in auditions for doctor’s appointments and pageants for Pampers.  I wrote letters to medical assistance instead of writing screen...

2012 recipients selected for the Gucci Tribeca Documentary Fund

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  Stargazing $150,000 in Documentary Finishing Funds to be Awarded to Eight International Filmmakers Chosen from a Record Number of Submissions; Spotlighting Women Documentary Award Presented in Partnership with the PPR Corporate Foundation for Women’s Dignity & Rights  Marshall Curry, James Franco, Barbara Kopple and Robin Wright among 2012 Jury Members The Tribeca Film Institute (TFI) and Gucci today announced the 2012 recipients selected for the Gucci Tribeca Documen...

Edinburgh International Film Festival (EIFF) line up revealed

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At a press conference at Filmhouse in Edinburgh this morning, Artistic Director Chris Fujiwara announced details of his inaugural programme for the 66th edition of the Edinburgh International Film Festival (EIFF). This year the Festival, which runs from 20 June to 1 July, will host nineteen World premieres and thirteen International premieres. The Festival will showcase one hundred and twenty-one new features from fifty-two countries, including eleven European premieres and seventy-six UK...

Io Sono LI at Kino Otok Isola

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„Io Sono Li, “ said the Chinese illegal Shun Li in the film Io Sono Li (Shun Li and The Poet) directed by Andrea Segre, gorgeous Italian film director. Kino Otok Isola proves again a quality bringing out the awarded Italian film, starring with Rade Sherbedgia and only Chinese (actually Mandarin speaking) actress Zhao Tao. Zhao Tao is a Chinese actress with no knowledge of English, Italian or any other than Mandarin language at all and is Jia Zhang-ke’s muse in Platform and The World. In ...

Zucchero to Present Clive Davis with 'ISCHIA LEGEND AWARD’

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Clive Davis, the American music producer and recording industry icon who is currently Chief Creative Officer for SONY Music Entertainment, will be presented with the 2012 Ischia Global Film & Music Fest’s rarely bestowed highest honor, the “William Wolton Ischia Legend Award” on the opening night of the 10th annual event. Zucchero, the GRAMMY®Award-nominated Italian blues singer and one of the best selling artists throughout Europe (who has performed at Royal Albert Hall ...

JAGTEN (THE HUNT, 2012) at 65th Cannes

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On May 20th, the film ‘JAGTEN’ (‘THE HUNT’ 2012) premiered at the 65th Cannes Film Festival in Official Competition. A press conference was held with Danish director Thomas Vinterberg, screenwriter Tobias Lindholm and cast Mads Mikkelsen and Susse Wold.   Excerpt from ‘THE HUNT’ (2012) press conference at 65th Cannes Film Festival: Q to Mads: First of all we loved seeing you as a brute in ‘Valhalla Rising’ (2009) but also are thrilled when you do a c...

JAGTEN (THE HUNT, 2012) at 65th Cannes

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  On May 20th, the film ‘JAGTEN’ (‘THE HUNT’ 2012) premiered at the 65th Cannes Film Festival in Official Competition. A press conference was held with Danish director Thomas Vinterberg, screenwriter Tobias Lindholm and cast Mads Mikkelsen and Susse Wold.   Excerpt from ‘THE HUNT’ (2012) press conference at 65th Cannes Film Festival: Q to Mads: First of all we loved seeing you as a brute in ‘Valhalla Rising’ (2009) but also are thrilled when you do a ...

Omer Pasha-Leo's Club (Caucasian Love Returned)[MUSIC VIDEO]{Cannes Market Debut}

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http://youtu.be/61iKTXa2Na0 "Leo's Club" with numerous video editions from the musical "The Cal Crew" made its first debut at the recent Cannes Market 2012 in France based on Pasha's friends and their party life in the USA.Now out on iTunes and gearing up for more markets,festivals and local Cable TV premieres this year, both in Canada and the USA.         ...

Noces ephémères

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If you are talking about Iranian film, the first thing on your mind are films about Iranian divorce, gender issue and very bad position of women in the countries like Iran. But film Ephemeral Weddings/Noces ephémères by Reza Serkanian is not about the position of women in this culture. It is about women, customs and mentality all together. I say women because the film discusses love and women in the focus via Iranian customs. Colorful representation of Iranian film director Reza Serkanian gi...

19th amfAR gala in Cannes broke another record

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The nineteenth annual Cinema Against AIDS,held during the Cannes Film Festival, was a black-tie event featuring a cocktail reception, dinner, and live auction.    Over the years, Cinema Against AIDS has become the most eagerly anticipated and well publicized event held during the Cannes Film Festival.  Cinema Against AIDS is always marked by unforgettable moments like Sharon Stone dancing along to an impromptu performance by Sir Elton John and Ringo Starr, George Clooney bestowin...

AMFAR, Cannes 2012

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Without a doubt the hottest ticket in town during the Cannes film festival is not a premier ticket to a competition film, as most would think; in fact, it’s a ticket to the annual AMFAR Cinema Against Aids dinner and gala at the Hotel du Cap Eden Rock in cap d’Antibes. This decidedly elite event is attended by the most sought after celebrity and royalty accompanied by the world’s richest and most successful entrepreneurs. The event has been going on for 19 years now and alway...

G-FEST Environmental Film Festival 2012 Awards

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At the closing ceremony of G-FEST, the 1st Slovenian International Environmental Film Festival that took place in the magical environment of Goričko Nature Park, the following awards were given: TREE OF EDEN The jury consisting of Leon Krpič, Aleša Valič and Vojko Anzeljc has decided that The Tree of Eden for Best Nature documentary  film goes to WWW-H / Why, Where, When - How?, directed by Jasna Hribernik. Special mention: Mura: The Cradle of Life, directed by Jože Glažar. ...

The Co-Production Prize choose Sofia to expand its workshops for young Eastern European filmmakers

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Karin SchyleThis year the Robert Bosch Stiftung carried out a training for short and documentary projects with a focus on Black Sea and Caucasus during Sofia Meetings. Three teams (director and producer) from the Caucasian countries Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, three teams from the Black Sea countries Moldova, Romania, Ukraine and further four teams from Bulgaria were invited to participate in it. The event was organized in cooperation with the partners of Тhe Co-Production Prize o...

Taisia Igumentseva was awarded with the First Cinefondation Prize and €15,000

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RUSSIA’S ‘ROAD TO’ WINS CINEFONDATION AWARD AT 65TH CANNES INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL   Managing Director of ROSKINO Catherine Mtsitouridze announced today that the Russian film director Taisia Igumentseva was awarded with the First Cinefondation Prize and €15,000 during the 65th Cannes Film Festival for the short feature film Road To, which she made with the help of the All-Russian State University of Cinema VGIK and Alexey Uchitel’s film studio Rock Films, was supported b...

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