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Not to be missed at Bangkok festival (BIFF 2009)

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BANGKOK ~ With just two weeks to go before the start of the annual Bangkok International Film Festival on September 24, the film selection is now complete and details are being added daily to the festival website. It looks like another great line-up. The artistic director of the festival, Yongyoot Thongongboon, has pointed to five films in particular that he says should not be missed. They are J’ai Tue Ma Mere (I killed My Mother) by 20-year-old Canadian director Xavier Dolan; the Germ...

BANGKOK INDIEFEST - ** Call for Entries Opens **

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BANGKOK INDIEFEST - ** Call for Entries! ** Featuring the Best Thai and International Independent Movies! Bangkok IndieFest is newly launched independent movie festival in Bangkok, Thailand, showcasing the work of international and local Thai filmmakers.   Entries Now OPEN through WithoutaBox or with PDF Entry Form at: WWW.BANGKOKFEST.COM >> Categories Include: Fiction Features & Feature Documentaries Shorts * Animation * V...

Bangkok IndieFest

our goal is to bring the most compelling independent movies from around the world to screen alongside the best new independent Thai cinema.

Bangkok IndieFest is a cross-cultural cinematic showcase of compelling non-mainstream independent films and videos from Thailand and the rest of the world.

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www.bangkokfest.com

CamboFest, Cambodia & the new Bangkok IndieFest : "2 Fests / One Entry Fee"

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:: Filmmakers submit to 2 Fests in SE Asia for One Fee :: CamboFest [Cambodia] & the newly launched Bangkok IndieFest [Thailand] are now enabling filmmakers to submit to both fests for one entry fee-- Bangkok IndieFest officially launches and announces its call for entries at the beginning of August - but filmmakers are able to access the "2 Fests / One Fee" special now by visiting the submissions page on the CamboFest website: http://www.cambofest.com/submit/submit.html...

A few good books on festivals

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DEKALOG 3: ON FILM FESTIVALS Richard Porton (ed.) In an increasingly ‘event-driven' cultural environment, film festivals are now regarded as indispensable. Yet are festivals such as Cannes, Sundance and Toronto being sabotaged by their own success? Do they truly serve the needs of cinephiles, as well as the larger public? These are among the questions explored in essays, memoirs and impassioned polemics by a distinguished array of critics and programmers. This timely anthology begins w...

Some recent books on film festivals

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DEKALOG 3: ON FILM FESTIVALSRichard Porton (ed.)http://www.wallflowerpress.co.uk/product/dekalog/Dekalog03_on_film_festivals In an increasingly ‘event-driven' cultural environment, film festivals are now regarded as indispensable. Yet are festivals such as Cannes, Sundance and Toronto being sabotaged by their own success? Do they truly serve the needs of cinephiles, as well as the larger public? These are among the questions explored in essays, memoirs and impassioned polemics by a distinguish...

THAI Minister of Culture launches 2009 Cannes Festival Booth

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Thai Minister of Culture: Teera Slukpetch ThailandThe 62nd Cannes Film Festival Village International - Pantiero was livened up on Saturday, May 16th, by the visit of Thailand's recently-nominated Minister of Culture Mr. Teera Slukpetch, accompanied by Deputies from the Ministry and by two Thai traditional musicians playing antique stringed instruments, to deliver a welcoming message at the Thai Pavillion overlooking the Beach. Mr. Teera Slukpe...

Sad news about Phuket Film Festival

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Organizers of the Phuket Film Festival shut down the Festival just two weeks from its June 4 - 11 run date. We reproduce below the sad message from the festival organizers "We sincerely apologize to our partners, our participating film makers and those on Phuket who were helping to make this international event happen," said Scott Rosenberg festival organizer. "But with creation of an armed state on Phuket for protection of the ASEAN meeting which will take place days afte...

Sad news about Phuket Film Festival

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Organizers of the Phuket Film Festival shut down the Festival just two weeks from its June 4 – 11 run date.We reproduce below the sad message from the festival organizers"We sincerely apologize to our partners, our participating film makers and those on Phuket who were helping to make this international event happen," said Scott Rosenberg festival organizer. "But with creation of an armed state on Phuket for protection of the ASEAN meeting which will take place days after the Festival is to en...

Far East Film Festival record-breaking edition from Udine

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  - This really is a historic, record-breaking edition, the one that Far East Film Festival is about to share - from 24 April to 2 May - with its devoted fans: not only because of all the hot picks in the program, but also for the exceptional quality of premieres (1 world, 20 international, 14 European), given the fact that most of the names and titles are already well-established in the new Asian cinema!   Departures, the Japanese film, may have been awarded Best Foreign Fil...

Udine Fareast Line-up

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    FEEF 11: AN EXTRAORDINARY EDITION!!! FOR THE OPENING NIGHT ON FRIDAY 24TH APRIL, A FANTASTIC DOUBLE-BILL OF EUROPEAN PREMIERES: ACTION MOVIE ONG BAK 2 AND THE BRILLIANT BLACK COMEDY CRAZY RACER!! TWO GOALS SCORED BY THAILAND AND CHINA… For Far East Film, number 11 is truly… an extraordinary edition!!! Having already reported on a decade of Asian cinema, up until the year 2008, historicallywitnessing and travelling through the unique richness ...

'CAMBODIA DREAMS' by Stanley Harper

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‘CAMBODIA DREAMS’,  DIRECTED BY STANLEY HARPER LEKHA J. SHANKAR, Bangkok As the world watches the historic trials of the atrocious Khmer Rouge regime in Cambodia, this is a good time to watch a ‘life-affirming’  film on the country, by a New Zealand director, who spent two decades of his life, to make it. Stanley Harper’s 18-year-old cinematic odyssey ‘Cambodia Dreams’   is an amazing film in more ways than one. Apart from being made against all odds in a political...

BITTER SWEET

Director: JEFF HARE.
A love story betwen an American coffee buyer and a Thai PR executive,set in the lush coffee planatations of the famed island of Krabi in Thailand. Stars a rich bevy of Thai and American stars.

THE LEGEND OF ONG BAK 2 COMES TO UDINE

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  Ong Bak 2         Legend of Ong Bak 2     WAVING THE FLAG FOR THAI ACTION: THE LEGEND OF ONG BAK 2 COMES TO UDINE TO BE SCREENED IN EUROPE FOR THE FIRST TIME EVER! Far East Film 11: the countdown plus sneak previews With the much-awaited cult movie, and a special focus containing 4 other titles, this celebrated Udinese festival will chronicle the latest ...

Japanese Film Festival Of Bangkok

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The festival aims to show Japanese feature films to the Thailand audiences, particularly the new films to young peoples. Thank you.

Bangkok International Film Festival

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The Bangkok International Film Festival is organized annually since 2003 by the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT), showcasing about 200 films (features and shorts) from around the world, with a special focus on Southeast Asian films.

Phuket Film Festival

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In our 2nd year bringing award winning film to the beautiful resort island of Phuket, Thailand. We will feature award winning features, shorts and documentaries AND act as a springboard for Thai film wishing to go international.

Sf Cinema Phuket Film Festival

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Filmmakers whose films are accepted for screening will be provided with full CineAsia Production participation (Dec 7-9), housing and r/t airfare Bangkok/Phuket AND the opportunity to pitch film to major studio executives attending from Hollywood.

New funding decisions and positive balance for Berlinale 2008

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In the ninth selection round of the World Cinema Fund (WCF) on October 25, the WCF drew a positive balance for 2008 and proposed three film projects for production funding. The WCF jury – film scholar and curator Viola Shafik (Germany/Egypt), programme coordinator of the Swiss Television Alberto Chollet (Switzerland), director of the script programme of the EON Screenwriters' Workshop Alby James (England), as well as WCF project managers Sonja Heinen and Vincenzo Bugno – chose between 108 pr...

NEWSLETTER N° 385: October 15, 2008

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NEWS FROM OUR PARTNER SIEL-SATIS-RADIO from 20 to 23 October 2008 - Paris Expo 3 leading shows (Siel-Satis-Radio) merged into one major event to cover all your markets: Cinema, Television, Radio, Media, Live Entertainment, and Events The first SIEL & SATIS, RADIO, is a unique trade show representing specifically the Live Entertainment, Events, and Audiovisual industries as well as cross-disciplinary solutions: Install...

World Film Festival Edition 6 ready to roll in Bangkok

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  A BRILLIANT selection of exciting, original and artistic films from all over the world will be presented at the 6th World Film Festival of Bangkok from October 24 to November 2, 2008. The programme includes classics from veteran directors and work by upcoming young bloods who bring fresh ideas to the screen. More than 70 films will cover different societies, cultures, history and politics. They will also present the personal visions and ideas of directors through the language of cin...

World Film Festival Edition 6 ready to roll in Bangkok

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A BRILLIANT selection of exciting, original and artistic films from all over the world will be presented at the 6th World Film Festival of Bangkok from October 24 to November 2, 2008. The programme includes classics from veteran directors and work by upcoming young bloods who bring fresh ideas to the screen. More than 70 films will cover different societies, cultures, history and politics. They will also present the personal visions and ideas of directors through the language of cinema. The film...

Film spotting from Montreal: Chaturanga

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A new Indian film is making its World Premiere bow at the Montreal World Film Festival. Chaturanga is based on the novel by the Nobel Prize winning author Rabindranath Tagore, and is directed by Suman Mukhopadhyay, one of the most exciting and promising young filmmakers working in India. The film is the story of a love that is caught between conflicting worlds of ideas. The lead protagonist Sachish flees from radical positivism to religious mysticism in his quest for life's meaning. However, his...

Film In Focus: CHATURANGA

 Monday, September 1-------A new Indian film is making its World Premiere bow at the Montreal World Film Festival. Chaturanga is based on the novel by the Nobel Prize winning author Rabindranath Tagore, and is directed by Suman Mukhopadhyay, one of the most exciting and promising young filmmakers working in India. The film is the story of a love that is caught between conflicting worlds of ideas. The lead protagonist Sachish flees from radical positivism to religious mysticism in his quest f...

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