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Social Short film Contest in Ischia on social diversity

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SOCIAL SHORT CUT CONTEST  CONTRIBUTE TO THE PROJECT 'RESPECTING DIVERSITY" WITH SHORT FILMS AND VIDEO CLIPS ISCHIA GLOBAL BRINGS THE OPPORTUNITY TO SHOW YOUR SHORTS TO THE GREAT MASTERS OF CINEMA AND TO THE LEADING PRODUCERS OF THE GLOBAL AUDIOVISUAL INDUSTRY SOCIAL SHORT CUT CONTEST 1) The Ischia Global Fest launches a competition among young people around the world who want to make a contribution to the theme of diversity through their artis...

Fifty Is The New Thirty

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If one subscribes to the hype that 50 is the new 30, then a Pandora’s box of complications, mixed signals and confused messages arise. These are some of the themes explored in the insightful comedy ABOUT FIFTY (formerly titled FIFTY-NOTHING) which opened the 2011 edition of the Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival on Friday evening. The resonant film is a modern comedy that explores the simple truth that it’s never too late to start over again. Even at age 50. The action centers on tw...

Fifty Is The New Thirty

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  If one subscribes to the hype that 50 is the new 30, then a Pandora’s box of complications, mixed signals and confused messages arise. These are some of the themes explored in the insightful comedy ABOUT FIFTY (formerly titled FIFTY-NOTHING) which opened the 2011 edition of the Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival on Friday evening. The resonant film is a modern comedy that explores the simple truth that it’s never too late to start over again. Even at age 50. The action cen...

European Cinema Audiences First to Experience Carmen in 3D

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Valentine’s Day Preview of World’s First 3D Opera in 51 Locations in theUnited Kingdom, Germany, Spain and ItalyLOS ANGELES and LONDON (February 3, 2011) – RealD Inc. (NYSE: RLD) announced today that European audiences will be the first in the world to experience Carmen in 3D when the theatrical entertainment event is previewed in 51 locations across in the United Kingdom, Germany, Spain and Italy on Monday 14 February, prior to its worldwide release on Saturday 5 March 2011, exclusively i...

Film Pitch contest during the 31st annual AFM

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Public to Choose Winner in January at PeoplesChoice.comLos Angeles, CA, Sept. 27, 2010 – The People’s Choice Awards (PCA) and American Film Market (AFM) have teamed again to host the second annual Favorite Film Pitch contest during the 31st annual AFM, Nov. 3-10, in Santa Monica. PCA President Fred Nelson and AFM Managing Director Jonathan Wolf made the announcement today.“We had a very enthusiastic response in 2009. This is a terrific opportunity for both filmmakers and fans,” Nelson s...

Los Angeles Jewish Film Festival: A MATTER OF SIZE Opens Huge

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LOS ANGELES, CA: LAJFF ROCKS THE HOUSE WITH "SUMO" WRESTLERS FROM... ISRAEL?! By Quendrith Johnson, Los Angeles Correspondent Can you believe this for a festival opener:  a bunch of guys in Israel go FULL MONTY meets KARATE (ADULT) KID? That's what happened 8 May at the Writer's Guild Theater on Doheny when the Los Angeles Jewish Film Festival (8 - 13 May) rolled into town this week.A MATTER OF SIZE stars some plus-sized Israeli head-bangers who decide to parlay their heft ...

Phil Silvers' Daughter Takes Over Hollywood

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by Quendrith Johnson, Los Angeles CorrespondentLOS ANGELES, CA: While the world may be doing some serious Spring Cleaning after the Icelandic volcano ashfall subsides, in Los Angeles actors, writers and directors looking for creative Spring cleaning will end up with the only industrial strength antidote for artistic malaise in this town: Candace Silvers.Phil Silvers' fully reloaded daughter Candace took a personal sojourn from actor to reactor; from frightened backstage ingenue to powerhouse pee...

Finalists for the Djerassi Residency Award San Francisco Film Society Screenwriting Fellowship

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San Francisco Film Society announced today the ten finalists for the Djerassi Residency Award/San Francisco Film Society Screenwriting Fellowship. The fellowship is part of the Film Society's expanded suite of filmmaker services programs and activities designed to foster creativity and further the careers of independent filmmakers. The Djerassi residency, located 40 miles south of San Francisco in the Santa Cruz Mountains overlooking the Pacific Ocean, offers living and studio accommodations and...

Martha's Vineyard African-American Film Festival winners

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Run & Shoot Filmworks, Inc., producer of the Martha's Vineyard African-American Film Festival (MVAAFF), announced the winners of the HBO and Saatchi &Saatchi sponsored film competitions, which took place Saturday, August 8th, 2009. Out of nearly 300 submissions received from around the world, 56 films were chosen for the festival and fifteen films in three categories-short, feature, documentary-were selected for the competitions. Other highlights of the MVAAFF included the screening of "The Nin...

Ischia Global Film & Music Fest 2009 delivers another stellar line up

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(Within the project Italy Worldwide, the most popular SummerFilm & Music Event in the World) July 12th - 19th: These are the dates of the Summer rendez vous for the Italian film & music community, populated by the leaders of the entertainment and communications businesses, and the most celebrated luminaries on the global stage. Since 2003, this has been a popular event with Movie and TV personalities. The event is sponsored in part by the Italian Ministry of Culture and by the Campa...

Ischia Full programme, stellar line up

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Ischia Global Film & Music Fest 2009(Within the project Italy Worldwide, the most popular SummerFilm & Music Event in the World)July 12th – 19th: These are the dates of the Summer rendez vous for the Italian film & music community, populated by the leaders of the entertainment and communications businesses, and the most celebrated luminaries on the global stage. Since 2003, this has been a popular event with Movie and TVpersonalities.The event is sponsored in part by the Italian Ministry of Cu...

Los Angeles United Press Release

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Los Angeles United Film Festival  The Los Angeles United Film Festival, bringing art and creativity together to create a united film community, will be held at the historic Los Feliz 3 Cinema on April 30th - May 7th. The festival's focus is to bring together talented filmmakers from diverse backgrounds, thus creating a "United" showcase of creative energy and talent. This is a film festival for everyone, a place where art and community converge.A Tulsa native filmmaker, Jason Connel...

Pupi Avati will be honored in LA Italia

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Film director Pupi Avati will be honored with a retrospective at the Chinese Theatre in Hollywood on the occasion of the “4th Los Angeles, Italia – Film, Fashion and Art Fest”, the “Made in Italy” and cinematic art event to be held in California from February 15th through 21st 2009 (on the eve of the Oscar Night ®). The announcement was made by the Chairman of the Istituto Capri nel Mondo Tony Petruzzi and by the director of the Italian Institute of Culture in Los Angeles, Mrs Frances...

“The Secrets” Opens New York Selected Theaters Thanksgiving Weekend

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By Maria Esteves - November 22, 2008 The 23rd Israel Film Festival (IFF) in New York celebrating Israel's 60th Anniversary presented by IsraFest Foundation premiere sold out 2nd screening of THE SECRETS , co-written directed by Avi Nesher, was held at the Clearview Cinemas, Sunday, November 2, 2008, 5:15 PM. A special Q&A with director Avi Nesher immediately followed the film. THE SECRETS premieres in selected theaters Thanksgiving weekend and opens theatrically Friday, December...

Schedule released for HDFEST Los Angeles

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HD Film Festival Schedule Released for HDFEST Los Angeles 2008Los Angeles, CA-Nov. 14. The schedule was released today for HDFEST's Los Angeles event, which will be staged at Dolby Laboratories in Burbank. HDFEST Los Angeles will include screenings of high-definition movies, discussions on HD moviemaking and digital cinema, festival parties and the HDFEST 2008 Deffie Award Ceremony. This year's HDFEST Los Angeles will include presentations of seven revolutionary feature length HD films as well ...

TIFF Market Watch: SERBIS

Friday, September 5--------One of the first announcements of a US distribution deal was made today, on the first day of full out screenings here at the Toronto International Film Festival. Regent Releasing, a leading independent U.S. distributor, announcedthat it has acquired North American distribution rights to Serbis (Service), the new film from acclaimed Filipino filmmaker Brillante Mendoza.  Regent acquired the film from international sales agent Fortissimo Films and will distribute Ser...

Bobby Moresco Honored at Ischia Global Film & Fest Festival (and Cannes press confererence)

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6° ISCHIA GLOBAL FILM & MUSIC FEST: OSCAR-WINNER BOBBY MORESCO with MARINA CICOGNA and MARIA GRAZIA CUCINOTTA on THURSDAY 22nd, (1 pm) at ESPACE ITALIE-PALAIS STEPHANIE (CANNES)The highly acclaimed Italo-American screenplayer Bobby Moresco (winner of an Academy Award for the feature film "Crash" directed by Paul Haggis) will join the  producers Marina Cicogna and Pascal Vicedomini, and the Italian actress Maria Grazia Cucinotta, at the international press conference of the Ischia...

Ischia Film & Music Fest to host Bobby Moresco

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The highly acclaimed Italo-American screenplayer Bobby Moresco (winner of an Academy Award for the feature film "Crash" directed by Paul Haggis) will join the producers Marina Cicogna and Pascal Vicedomini, and the Italian actress Maria Grazia Cucinotta, at the international press conference of the Ischia Global Film & Music Fest 2008 to be held in Cannes, on Thursday 22nd. The summer event will be presented at Espace Italie – Palais Stephanie- 50 Boulevard de la Croisette from noon to 3 pm.B...

Tom Cruise to be a Presenter at the 14th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards

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Tom Cruise to be a Presenter at the 14th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards® TNT and TBS’s Live Simulcast of the SAG Awards™ airs Sunday, Jan. 27 at 8 pm ET/PT Los Angeles, California – Three-time SAG Awards™ nominee Tom Cruise will make his first appearance as a SAG Awards presenter at the 14th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards®, executive producer and director Jeff Margolis announced today.TNT and TBS will simulcast the 14th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards® live from the Los Angel...

Vaness Redgrave host of "Young Italy" in Hollywood

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The first time in Hollywood for the new 'young offspring' of Italian Cinema, Carlo Nero, Riccardo Scamarcio, Paolo Sorrentino, Fausto Brizzi and Daniele Liotti is going to take place under the honorable presence of Vanessa Redgrave at the opening night of 'Los Angeles, Italia - Film Fashion and Art Fest' on Sunday February 18th. The legendary British actress (Academy Award® Winner in 1978 for 'Julia' directed by Fred Zinnermann) is going to attend the special screening of 'The Fever' -on Sunday...

Bobby Moresco named chairman of Los Angeles Italia

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The screenwriter and director Bobby Moresco (2006 Academy Award®-winner for the screenplay "Crash" with Paul Haggis) has been named chairman of the second annual “LOS ANGELES, ITALIA” FILM, FASHION AND ART FESTIVAL” February 18th to the 24th, 2007 at the Mann's Chinese 6 Theaters at Hollywood & Highland Center. "I'm proud of the chairmanship, which I assume with much respect towards Italian cinema and its traditions, not to mention the emotional ties that I have towards my Ligurian ances...

PAFF Panels and Workshops in LA

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PAFF Panels and Workshops Word Up: Marketing & PromotionWhat does it take to get the attention of the public? Catchy phrases, lots of press, flashy t-shirts? Our panelists are veteran film marketers who will share their wealth of experience with the audience. Position yourself in the right circles. Confirmed panelists: Roz Stevenson, Publicist for "RAY", Eva Davis, VP of Warner Home Video, Lynn Jeter, Artist Manager and Publicist and Jasmyne Cannick, producer and publicist for the upcoming cabl...

Uncovered the war on Iraq - political thunderbolt

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“A POLITICAL THUNDERBOLT”UNCOVERED: THE WAR ON IRAQScreeners available upon requestLOS ANGELES, CA – June 8, 2004 - Demand for the feature length documentaryUNCOVERED: THE WAR ON IRAQ has grown exponentially since its highly successful world premiere at the 2004 Cannes Film Festival. Worldwide distributor Cinema Libre International is fielding offers throughout Europe and Asia and the film has been requested by film festivals such as; Munich, London, Deauville, Venice, Stockholm and Locar...

Arizona Art Museum Short Film Fest

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EIGHTH ANNUAL ARIZONA STATE UNIVERSITY ART MUSEUMSHORT FILM AND VIDEO FESTIVALSATURDAY APRIL 24, 2004 - 8 p.m. TEMPE, ARIZONACome with your lawn chairs and blankets, sit out under the stars and enjoy this free event...Organized and Juried for the Arizona State University Art Museum by:Bob Pece, Southern California FilmmakerJohn D. Spiak, Arizona State University Art Museum Arizona State University Art Museum presents a number of short films and videos by artists from around the world. The jury ...

AFM Producer Screenings for 2 days: march 2 & 3

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Program Offers Independent Producers Seeking Worldwide Sales Representation Access To DistributorsThe American Film Market (AFM) will begin its second annual AFM Producer Screenings for two days on Tuesday, March 2 and Wednesday, March 3, it was announced today by Jonathan Wolf, managing director of the AFM and executive vice president of AFMA. The AFM Producer Screenings is a program for new films that are seeking a worldwide distributor or sales agent. All of the films are new productions - t...

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