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Magmart Videoart Festival: video under Volcano

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MAGMART | VIDEO UNDER VOLCANOInternational Videoart Festival - VII EditionIs now starting the new edition of Magmart, the well-know and wide participated Festival of videoart.Our call for entry is open to all artists, without limits of age or nationality. We invite you to participate, and to spread the world about - on your blog, your website, among your artist friends, on art-related portal and website of your country.Read the rules, connect to our website, and be one of us! RULESThe Festival i...

EcoFocus Extended Deadline

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EcoFocus has extended its entry deadline to October 22, 2011. We are pleased to accept submissions for the fourth annual EcoFocus Film Festival, which will run March 23-31, 2012 in Athens, Georgia. Films submitted for consideration for the 2012 festival will be accepted through October 22, 2011. There are three submission categories: features, shorts (20 min. max), and family programming. Films may be submitted to more than one category. Learn more about EcoFocus at www.ecofocusfilmfest.org. To ...

RAW MATERIAL at RIFF 2011

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photo still from filmRAW MATERIAL... Screening at the 8th annual Reykjavik International Film Festival (RIFF), 2011.   RAW MATERIAL (Greece, 2011) by director Christos Karakepelis. This documentary left me with chills, not only because of its raw subject about the declining Greek economy but the worsening of the situation of immigrants to Greece and the inhumane lives they lead. When we follow the lives of three Roma from Albania, two Indians, a Turk and a Greek who subsist on the collec...

Battle of Ideas festival highlights

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  Battle of Ideas festival, taking place at the Royal College of Art, London on October 29-30. During the course of the weekend, over 2,250 people will be participating in 75 different debates involving hundreds of incisive and thought-provoking speakers. This year's festival programme includes strands of debate entitled Battle for the World, Battle for Morality, Food Fight, Society Wars, Battle for Our Brains, and Reassessing Politics and Sporting Contests. It also features keyn...

New Partners in Greece!

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TWO NEW PARTNERS FROM THE ULYSSES NATIVE COUNTRY… ÉCU is pleased to present you its two new festival partners from Greece: The Olympia International Film Festival for Children and Young People and The European Meeting of Young People’s Audiovisual Creation – Camera Zizanio. The Olympia International Film Festival for Children and Young People was created in 1997 and is the only institution in Greece specialized in cinema for children and young people. The event is actively suppo...

Cutdamn!

Director: Bill Kalamakis.
When professorAlekos meets Artemis that is 25 years younger than him, he is forced to take extreme measures. A story that reveals what happens when medicine creates mores problems than the ones that solves.

VIDEOHOLICA 2011 INTERNATIONAL VIDEO ART FESTIVAL

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VIDEOHOLICA 2011 INTERNATIONAL VIDEO ART FESTIVAL EDITION 4 05 - 12 AUGUST 2011, VARNA, BULGARIA For the fourth consecutive year, the International Video Art Festival VIDEOHOLICA will be held in Varna from 5th to 12th August 2011. This year’s program of VIDEOHOLICA brings an abundance of video screenings, presentations and exhibitions presenting video art on a global scale. The main program of VIDEOHOLICA 2011, curated by Pavlina Mladenova and Neno Belchev, will be a seri...

EcoFocus Film Festival

EcoFocus Film Festival is a celebration of environmental films in Athens, Georgia. Our mission is to screen a diversity of high-quality films that promote discussion and inspire audiences into awareness and action on behalf of the environment.

EcoFocus Film Festival, Athens, GA: Announcing Dates and Call for Entries

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We are pleased to announce that the fourth annual EcoFocus Film Festival will run March 23-31, 2012 in Athens, Georgia. Films submitted for consideration for the 2012 festival will be accepted through September 15, 2011. There are three submission categories: features, shorts (20 min. max), and family programming. Films may be submitted to more than one category. Learn more about EcoFocus at www.ecofocusfilmfest.org. To submit your film, please review submission details at www.ecofocusfilmfest...

SFF-rated 2012 Calls for Enties!

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SFF-rated ATHENS 2012 Calls for Entries! Download the Rules and Regulations for the SFF-rated ATHENS 2012 event. Go here to submit your film. For the March 2012 event we have added a new film category, Fan Films (shorts only), to check how your favorite SFF worlds inspire you. Also, we bluntly err on the side of filmmakers whose previous submission was selected to screen with us: if yours was, then you are entitled to a full waiver fee for the film that you are about to submit. Conta...

PRAHA DRESDEN BERLIN

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Director: MILTOS POULOS.
“The philosophers have only interpreted the world in various ways. The point is to change it.” It is about Marx’s 11th point on Feuerbach as well as it defines the main sentence in a personal-poetic storyboard with sounds, music and pictures. Pictures that claim memories of the past. Pictures haunting the present, piercing and conjuring it. Pictures that could make the opening to the main Game of a millennium which has already started to dawn, the third one, one which looks like it has more things on its head.

Nymphs of the Hindu Kush! Anneta Papathanasiou speaks.

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   photo stills from filmANNETA PAPATHANASSIOU INTERVIEW about her film, “The Nymphs of Hindu Kush” (Oi nymfes tou Hindu Kush) (Greece, 2010), which first screened at the 13th International Thessaloniki Doc Fest 2011 two months ago. After many attempts to see her film and to speak with her, Anneta and I finally made our interview. And just before the circus of the 64th Cannes Film Festival begins with all its fiction films and fantasy glitz and glamor and yachts and movie myth, I thought ...

Los Angeles Greek Film Festival (LAGFF) line up

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– Los Angeles Greek Film Festival (LAGFF) has announced the 2011 line-up of films for its 5th annual Festival, which runs June 9-12 at the Laemmle's Sunset 5 in West Hollywood. Seven feature films, five documentaries and nine shorts, including three world premieres, ten US premieres and eight LA premieres will be presented during the 4-day Festival. The Festival has also added an industry panel “Crossing Borders: Foreign Films in Hollywood” to the schedule this year."This year's films rep...

LEAP BEFORE YOU LOOK

Director: Stephane Goldsand.
Faced with his wife's desire to become a mother, a filmmaker goes on a quest to find out how people decide to have kids and identify the sources of his own hesitation. What emerges is an intimate story, peppered with humor and poignancy, where memories and present moments converge in an effort to redefine a couple's future. LEAP BEFORE YOU LOOK is a first-person short documentary that combines various storytelling styles, including vérité, interviews, narration, animations and family archival material.

DETENTION

Director: Aden Shillito.
A school boy struggles to expose the suspicious behavior of the one-eyed caretaker at his primary school, only to find that life is vastly more complex than he could ever have imagined. When Nick Atley sees his school caretaker at the school after hours his suspicion is aroused - what is the man up to? In his efforts to discover the truth the boy goes have the quiet boy of his class to being the subject of concern given his odd behaviour. Faced being disbelieved at every turn, the boy steals a key and by night accesses the school cellar where the caretaker works, finding both an alien presence and the involvement of other school staff. While the invaders plans are thwarted, their exposure is concealed and Nick is left to wonder if he might not have imagined everything he has seen after all.

Magmart | video under volcano awards

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  The VI edition of Magmart | video under volcano is over. And the winners (33 not 30, due some æxequo, and strictly in alphabetical order) are: ...niland 2 / Marius and Rocio / Leneweit and Rodriguez - Germany Again (bloody painting) / Fabio Sanna - Italy Android / Hicham Lasri - Morocco Butter cow / Junichiro Ishii - France Cesta / Marta Daeuble - France Cuerpos deshonrados (dishonored bodies) / Juanma Carrillo - Spain Cyanide / Barbara Agreste - United...

Magmart | video under volcano is over. And the winners are...

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  The VI edition of Magmart | video under volcano is over. And the winners (33 not 30, due some æxequo, and strictly in alphabetical order) are: ...niland 2 / Marius and Rocio / Leneweit and Rodriguez - Germany Again (bloody painting) / Fabio Sanna - Italy Android / Hicham Lasri - Morocco Butter cow / Junichiro Ishii - France Cesta / Marta Daeuble - France Cuerpos deshonrados (dishonored bodies) / Juanma Carrillo - Spain Cyanide / Barbara Agreste - United...

RAW MATERIAL, interview with Christos Karakepelis

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  photo still from film One of the documentaries highest on my list at this year’s 13th TDF was the film, RAW MATERIAL (Greece, 2011) by director Christos Karakepelis. This documentary left me with chills, not only because of its raw subject about the declining Greek economy but the worsening of the situation of immigrants to Greece and the inhumane lives they lead. When we follow the lives of three Roma from Albania, two Indians, a Turk and a Greek who subsist on the collecting...

RAW MATERIAL, interview with Christos Karakepelis

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photo stills from film One of the documentaries highest on my list at this year’s 13th TDF was the film, RAW MATERIAL (Greece, 2011) by director Christos Karakepelis. This documentary left me with chills, not only because of its raw subject about the declining Greek economy but the worsening of the situation of immigrants to Greece and the inhumane lives they lead. When we follow the lives of three Roma from Albania, two Indians, a Turk and a Greek who subsist on the collectin...

MY SWEET CANARY, Q and A

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  MY SWEET CANARY (Israel, Turkey, Greece, 2011) opened the 13th Thessaloniki Documentary Film Festival to a full enthusiastic audience and standing ovations. Director Roy Sher and two singers featured in the film, Mehtap Demir and Martha D. Lewis, attended a Q and A after both screenings of the film.   In response to a question from the audience of how his fascination with Roza began, Roy explains: ‘My first interaction with Roza was through hearing her and her Jewish...

MY SWEET CANARY, Interview with Roy Sher

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MY SWEET CANARY (Israel, France, Greece, 2011) by director Roy Sher opened the 13th Thessaloniki Film Festival at the Olympian theater to a sold out audience on March 11th, 2011 and screened again on March 15th. The energy and excitement of the audience began with the presentation of the film by the director and sustained right to the end. Filmed in Turkey, Greece, Israel and England, MY SWEET CANARY is a purely captivating story about history, love, art, passion and vibrant radian...

MY SWEET CANARY, Q and A

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  MY SWEET CANARY (Israel, Turkey, Greece, 2011) opened the 13th Thessaloniki Documentary Film Festival to a full enthusiastic audience and standing ovations. Director Roy Sher and two singers featured in the film, Mehtap Demir and Martha D. Lewis, attended a Q and A after both screenings of the film.   In response to a question from the audience of how his fascination with Roza began, Roy explains: ‘My first interaction with Roza was through hearing her and her Jewish...

MY SWEET CANARY, Interview with Roy Sher

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  MY SWEET CANARY (Israel, France, Greece, 2011) by director Roy Sher opened the 13th Thessaloniki Film Festival at the Olympian theater to a sold out audience on March 11th, 2011 and screened again on March 15th. The energy and excitement of the audience began with the presentation of the film by the director and sustained right to the end. Filmed in Turkey, Greece, Israel and England, MY SWEET CANARY is a purely captivating story about history, love, art, passion and vibran...

IF NOT US, WHO?

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IF NOT US, WHO? (Greece, 2010) is a documentary film by Greek filmmaker Nikoletta Papathanassiou about highschool students in Athens in 2006 who occupy their highschool in protest of the worsening education system in Greece which they feel is turning them into robots to serve an Americanized capitalist system rather than to create thinking individuals who serve a collective democratic society. The students sleep in and live in the school in form of a strike making it impossible fo...

IF NOT US, WHO?

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IF NOT US, WHO? (Greece, 2010) is a documentary film by Greek filmmaker Nikoletta Papathanassiou about highschool students in Athens in 2006 who occupy their highschool in protest of the worsening education system in Greece which they feel is turning them into robots to serve an Americanized capitalist system rather than to create thinking individuals who serve a collective democratic society. The students sleep in and live in the school in form of a strike making it impossible fo...
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