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HOLLYWOOD SETS ITS SIGHT ON THE THIRD WORLD

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                The interest of Hollywood towards third world countries is this: culture teeming with untold stories and cheaper venues and labor.                 You’ve heard of films shot in Canada and less expensive states like Michigan, but with the US economy on a tailspin what does it mean for filmmakers here?                 Many Hollywood executives have looked overseas to keep the profits rolling in and the cash inside their o...

Terracotta Far East Film Festival May 5th -8th 2011 Full line-up

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Running from Thursday 5th to Sunday 8th May 2011, this year’s 14 films selected to represent the best in current Asian Cinema:    Opening Film: The Lost Bladesman (UK Premiere) – dir. Alan Mak and Felix Chong (co-writers, Infernal Affairs), China. Donnie Yen (Ip Man) as the legendary historical Three Kingdoms figure, Guan Yu. Hotel Black Cat (European Premiere) – dir. Herb Hsu (debut), Taiwan. Past traumas still linger with the eclectic residents at Hotel Black Cat. ...

Terracotta Far East Film Festival Line Up

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Terracotta Far East Film Festival May 5th -8th 2011 Full line-upRunning from Thursday 5th to Sunday 8th May 2011, this year’s 14 films selected to represent the best in current Asian Cinema: Opening Film: The Lost Bladesman (UK Premiere) – dir. Alan Mak and Felix Chong (co-writers, Infernal Affairs), China. Donnie Yen (Ip Man) as the legendary historical Three Kingdoms figure, Guan Yu.Hotel Black Cat (European Premiere) – dir. Herb Hsu (debut), Taiwan. Past traumas still linger with the...

Istanbul Film Festival opens tomorrow celebrates 30 year anniversary

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BANGKOK ~ The 30th Istanbul Film Festival will take place during April 2-17. With approximately 150, 000 participants last year Istanbul Film Festival is again the biggest cinema event of Turkey and once again offers rich content. Some 230 films in 21 sections will be shown in the festival. A  wide-ranging programme composed of special retrospectives exclusive to the 30th year includes new films premiered in January at Sundance and in February at Berlin, Golden Tulip International and Na...

CALL FOR ENTRY

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Application conditions 1. Applicants must be secondary school or university students (or equivalence). 2. The film submitted must be subtitled in English. 3. Only the films which have been selected by the members of judges will be on shows. 4. The film must be submitted in a good quality file as a Quick Time, AVI, H.264, or MPEG2 format. 5. All submissions must be sent to: Bangkok International Student Film Festival School of Communication Arts Bangkok University ...

La Semaine de la Critique all over the world for its 50th edition

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        In May, La Semaine de la Critique will celebrate its 50th edition. Since in 1962, La Semaine de la Critiq...

25th TEDDY AWARD 2011 - The Winners

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  The nine members of the international jury - organisers of queer and other film festivals - view films within the framework of all programs of the Berlinale which have queer context. Three films are nominated for each category and one receives a TEDDY for best feature film, best documentary/essay film and the best short film, each with a cash award of €3,000.   Members of the Jury: Marcus Hu (President of the TEDDY AWARD Jury) Strand Releasing, Culver City...

Application conditions

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Application conditions 1. Applicants must be secondary school or university students (or equivalence). 2. The film submitted must be subtitled in English. 3. Only the films which have been selected by the members of judges will be on shows. 4. The film must be submitted in a good quality file as a Quick Time, AVI, H.264, or MPEG2 format. 5. All submissions must be sent to: Bangkok International Student Film Festival School of Communication Arts Bangkok University Depa...

Call for Entries: BANGKOK INDIEFEST (2011 ~ 2nd Edition)

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  /////\\\\\/////\\\\\/////\\\\\/////\\\\\/////\\\\\/////\\\\\/////\\\\\/////\\\\\/////\\\\\/////\\\\\/////\\\\\/////\\\\\ Call for Entries: BANGKOK INDIEFEST (2011 ~ 2nd Edition) /////\\\\\/////\\\\\/////\\\\\/////\\\\\/////\\\\\/////\\\\\/////\\\\\/////\\\\\/////\\\\\/////\\\\\/////\\\\\/////\\\\\ SEEKING: Shorts * Features * Animation * Docs * Very Short Movies * AREA 51  ...in a mixed Thai-foreign films combined prog...

SEASON OF THE WITCH

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My take on *SEASON OF THE WITCH Nicolas Cage is one of my favourite actors. Even when he features in faltu films like Bangkok Dangerous. Having starred in Dominic Sena's Gone in 60 Seconds,   he reteams with the director in a  supernatural tale which has been  released in India in English, Hindi, Tamil and Telugu. Set in medieval Europe, SEASON OF THE WITCH stars Cage as  the Crusader knight Behman with Ron Perlman, as the knight Felson for a comrade in arms in the fi...

NEWSLETTER N° 487: December 4, 2010

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 .............                                                                                                                                                          WELCOME TO OUR NEWSLETTER N° 487: December 4, 2010 Follow this LINK if you cannot read the newsletter properly Contact the Editor, Advertise on the sites.  Our newsletter reaches 82 000 film profession...

MPA APSA Film Fund announces $100,000 in script development grants for Asia Pacific film-makers

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BANGKOK ~ Four script development grants totalling $US100,000 to filmmakers from the Asia Pacific region were announced at the Asia Pacific Screen Awards in Australia on Thursday. (02 December 2010) The grants are the first to be offered by the MPA APSA Academy Film Fund, a new initiative of the Asia Pacific Screen Awards (APSA) and the Motion Picture Association (MPA) which is available exclusively to APSA Academy members. Four filmmakers will each receive $US25,0...

"Aftershock" Wins Best Feature Film at APSA Awards

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China, Korea, Turkey, Israel, Australia, Iran and India win awards BANGKOK ~ Tangshan dadizheng (Aftershock), from the People’s Republic of China, has won the Best Feature Film Award at the fourth annual Asia Pacific Screen Awards (APSA), announced on Thursday (02 December) evening at a stunning ceremony on the Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia. Chinese actor Chen Daoming received the Best Performance by an Actor award for the same film, which is the highest grossing domestic ...

NEWSLETTER N° 475: September 3, 2010

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** BANGKOK INDIEFEST Golden Shirt Awards Announced ***

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At the following Vimeo link: http://vimeo.com/14504799 ...with pix and more @ the Bangkok IndieFest website: http://www.bangkokfest.com ...

BANGKOK INDIEFEST 'Golden Shirt' awards to be announced Sunday, August 29th 8PM (SE Asia Time)

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BANGKOK INDIEFEST 'Golden Shirt' awards to be announced Sunday, August 29th 8PM (SE Asia Time) on the Bangkok IndieFest website at: http://www.bangkokfest.com ! BANGKOK INDIEFEST ...

NEWSLETTER N° 473: August 20, 2010

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CAMERADO wraps 1st BANGKOK INDIEFEST * VN-war era feature 'FREEDOM DEAL' moves through script development

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CAMERADO (www.camerado.com), an innovative production and media group working in Asia, has just wrapped the 1st edition of the BANGKOK INDIEFEST (www.bangkokfest.com), the first international film event to take place in Bangkok since the end of the 'Red Shirt' Protests. An excerpt from a message to participating filmmakers reveals the incredible challenges involved in producing this year's event: "Just a little over two months ago, the 'Red Shirt' protest situation here in Bangkok...

Bangkok's first post-protest int'l fest, BANGKOK INDIEFEST, **WRAPS**

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Bangkok's first 'post-protest' int'l movie fest - the new BANGKOK INDIEFEST (www.bangkokfest.com) - WRAPS after screening 80+ new movies from local and international filmmakers! Stand by while scores are being tabulated for the 'Golden Shirt' awards... Info @ http://www.bangkokfest.com ...

World Film Festival of Bangkok: 2010 Dates confirmed

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BANGKOK ~ The dates for the 8th World Film Festival of Bangkok have been confirmed as November 5 to 14, 2010. Continuing in the spirit of “arts and freedom” since it was established in 2003 under the direction of Thailand’s most popular  festival director, Victor Silakong, WFF is growing in stature every year. Submissions for the 2010 festival are being accepted until October 1. No submission fee is required. ”We are looking for all genres and types of films: fictio...

Winners of Bangkok IndieFest's 'Golden Shirt' Award to be Determined by Audience Choice

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Winners of Bangkok IndieFest's 'Golden Shirt' Award to be Determined by Audience Choice Winners of Bangkok IndieFest's 'Golden Shirt' award in each category to be determined by audience choice this year, via ballot selection for each of the 80+ participating films. See complete schedule and lineup here: http://www.bangkokfest.com/schedule_venues/schedule_venues.html BANGKOK INDIEFEST 1.0:  August 6-8, 2553 More info @ http://www.bangkokfest.com   &nb...

Fourth Asia Pacific Screen Awards: Entry date closes August 23

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BANGKOK ~ Organisers of the 2010 Asia Pacific Screen Awards (Apsas) are expecting about 200 films from more than 40 countries to have been submitted for this year’s competition by the time entries close on August 23. A total of 44 Official Submitting Organisations have been confirmed by Apsa and the International Federation of Film Producers Associations (FIAPF) to submit films to represent their country or area. In addition, films are invited to compete by members of the Apsa No...

Lineup Announced for BANGKOK INDIEFEST 1.0 (2010/2553) Edition

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    Detailed schedule and more info coming soon... Selections for BANGKOK INDIEFEST 1.0    www.bangkokfest.com    August 6-8 2553 BANGKOK, Thailand      Note: Schedule TBA; additional films may be added         10 Years to Nashville    Katarzyna Trzaska        34 & Park    Cameron Pearson       Amexica    Ron Krauss       Born to Be Alive    Alexander Felsing & Tobias Sparrman       Broken  ...

Bring Back the Smile to Thailand check the Phuket Film Festival

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Take Your Seat at the Phuket Film Festival June 4 – 13Thailand has recently undergone some traumatic events which lay heavy in the minds of its people. Lose of life and property damage in Bangkok was tragic. But things have returned to normal and it is time to Bring Back the Smile to Thailand. Tourism accounts for 6-7% of total GNP in this country which has slowed to a trickle in the past few months because of the Bangkok disturbances. But we need you to come back; tourists need to return to e...

In Trying Times, Local Movie Festival Fights On”

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Despite Red Shirt protests, lack of government support, and a diminishing pool of potentialsponsors, one emerging Bangkok-based movie festival is determined to carry on.The new Bangkok IndieFest (www.bangkokfest.com), slated for August 4-8 of this year, wasset into motion as a grass-roots undertaking by Thai and International organizers last August,when times in Thailand were relatively untroubled.Since then, hundreds of international and local filmmakers have submitted their work, eagerto scree...

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