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The second edition of Play Poland Film Festival in the UK

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In September this year a second edition of the biggest festival of contemporary Polish films will commence in the UK. This is Play Poland Film Festival organised by Polish Art Europe. The event will last for four months, until December 2012. It will take place in Great Britain, Ireland, Norway and Canada. Cinema goers will have the opportunity to see popular Polish movie productions (both full length and short) and exhibitions of the best film posters as well as to participate in meetings with...

The 84th Academy Awards Nominations - Full List

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By Maria Esteves – January 29, 2012 The 84th Academy Awards Nominations were announced by Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS) President Tom Sherak and 2010 Academy Award nominee Jennifer Lawrence (Winter’s Bone) at the Academy’s Samuel Goldwyn Theater, California on Tuesday, January 24, 2012. Eleven Oscar nominations went to Hugo, directed by Martin Scorsese and The Artist, directed by Michel Hazanavicius received ten Oscar nominations including best picture and best dir...

The Awards list for the Oscar 2012/ Artist and Hugo lead the pack

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  Actor in a Leading Role Demián Bichir in "A Better Life" George Clooney in "The Descendants" Jean Dujardin in "The Artist" Gary Oldman in "Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy" Brad Pitt in "Moneyball" Actor in a Supporting Role Kenneth Branagh in "My Week with Marilyn" Jonah Hill in "Moneyball" Nick Nolte in "Warrior" Christopher Plummer in "Beginners" Max von Sydow in "...

The Artist and Hugo lead the pack for the Oscar

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Martin Scorsese's "Hugo" and The Artist led the nominations for the 84th Academy Awards, which were announced in Los Angeles this morning. Hugo took 11 nominations and was followed closely by Michel Hazanavicius's "The Artist," with 10 nominations (in the the top 5 categories). Other contenders for best picture category include "The Descendants," "The Help," "Midnight in Paris," "Moneyball," "The Tree of Life," "War Horse" and one of the surprises "Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close." Other...

JAMAICA REGGAE FILM FESTIVAL, 17th-21st May 2012

JAMAICA REGGAE FILM FESTIVAL, 17th-21st May 2012 The Jamaica Film Academy announces the Call for Entries in the 2012 Jamaica Reggae Film Festival, to be held 17th-21st May 2012 in Kingston, Jamaica.(Venue to be confirmed) In keeping with the format initiated at the inaugural event in February 2008, the Festival will showcase films in which aspects of Jamaica's Reggae music culture are displayed, documented and memorialized in feature, documentary and short films, animation and music videos. In the five years since its inception, the Reggae Film Festival has included films made by Jamaicans, as well as global reggae researchers and fans from the Caribbean, UK, USA, Canada, Spain, Germany, Serbia, Italy, Japan, Iran, France and Ethiopia. The focus of many documentaries on the history of Jamaican music and music makers, ensures an archive of historical material on the genre that preserves the oral memories of a culture that has spread to and been honored by the world. In 2012, in recognition of the 50th year of Jamaica's independence, the Jamaica Reggae Film Festival will be presented internationally in cities of the Jamaican Diaspora, with selected screenings of The Best of the Reggae Film Festival in Toronto, London, Birmingham and New York. In keeping with the objective of the Jamaica Film Academy to increase and improve the output of Jamaican film making, the annual Make A Film In 24 Hours competition has inspired and produced new Jamaican film making talent, while the Festival has discovered a surprising wealth of Jamaican talent in digital animation. The acknowledged expertise and innovation of Jamaican music video makers exposing the talents of Jamaica's powerful musical artists, provides another area highlighted by the Reggae Film Festival. Annual Awards are presented in several categories and and the international interest in the unique music and culture of Jamaica. has given prize-winning films further international awards and distribution. The Festival's identification of the genre of 'reggae films' creates a digital archive of films available for research into a variety of aspects of the Jamaican culture that emerged from the Rastafari movement and spread with the music of reggae legend Bob Marley.

CALL FOR ENTRIES - JAMAICA REGGAE FILM FESTIVAL, May 2012

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The Jamaica Film Academy announces the Call for Entries in the 2012 Jamaica Reggae Film Festival, to be held May 2012 in Kingston, Jamaica. In keeping with the format initiated at the inaugural event in February 2008, the Festival will showcase films in which aspects of Jamaica's Reggae music culture are displayed, documented and memorialized in feature, documentary and short films, animation and music videos. In the five years since its inception, the Reggae Film Festival has included f...

Palladium 12 Celebrates 10th Anniversary

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The Palladium 12 Theatre, a state-of-the-art movie complex located in the heart of downtown Birmingham, will cap off a several-month celebration of its 10th anniversary with a Family Fun Spectacular on Saturday, November 12, 2011. The event will feature promotions, games and activities for the whole family. The first 250 guests will receive free admission to a movie and refreshments."This is a great opportunity to thank the community for its support over the last 10 years," said Barb Zanetti, se...

Tallgrass Film Festival short film selections

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  More than 325 short films were submitted to the ninth annual Tallgrass Film Festival. Of those, 58 came from Kansas filmmakers and 48 from high school filmmakers from around the globe. This year's festival will showcase 63 short films - adding up to a total of more than 12 hours of programming. SHORTS PROGRAMS (In Competition) Get Together: Twists and turns of love and attraction First Dates, Dir. Sam Wasserman (USA) Missed Connections, Dir. Mary Robertson (USA) My Other Hal...

Hollyshorts announces 2011 winners

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On the heels of the most successful HollyShorts Film Festival to date with standing room screenings and first ever indie film summit, HollyShorts Announces dates for 2012 Fest: The festivities will take place-August 9-16, 2012. HollyShorts starts accepting submissions for 2012 starting December 1, 2011. The 7th Annual HollyShorts Film Festival wrapped with a standing room only awards ceremony at the Geisha House in Hollywood live-streamed courtesy of Dyal Productions and hosted by Actress She...

7th Annual HollyShorts Film Festival Takes off August 11-18 at Various Locations in Hollywood, CA

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7th Annual HollyShorts Film Festival Takes off August 11-18 at Various Locations in Hollywood, CA Hollywood, July 16, 2011—The organizers of HollyShorts (www.hollyshorts.com) have announced the full lineup for the 7th annual HollyShorts Film Festival, which takes place August 11-18 in various locations throughout Hollywood. Acclaimed writer Jamie Linden (Dear John, We Are Marshall) will premiere his short film “The Envelope in the Glovebox” which he used to pitch into the ...

Edinburgh festival kicks off this weeks with new vi

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The EDINBURGH INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL kicks off this week, 15 – 26 Junehttp://www.edfilmfest.org.uk/ There’s a lot happening across the 12 days of the Festival, but we wanted to pick out a few highlights and events (some of which are connected with our partners and fellow travellers):• Nokia Short Weekender23 – 26 Junehttp://www.edfilmfest.org.uk/films?src=strandlink§ion=Nokia%2BShorts%2BWeekenderA selection of international shorts including drama, animation and documentary, incl...

13th TDF documentary film lineup

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film still from MY SWEET CANARY (2011), opening film for 13th TDF 13th THESSALONIKI DOCUMENTARY FESTIVAL Images of the 21st Century March 11 – 20, 2011 The 13th Thessaloniki Documentary Festival - Images of the 21st Century, part of the Thessaloniki International Film Festival, presents approximately 220 films (shorts and features) by directors from all over the world, as well as a full parallel events program (previously announced on February 25). OPENING FILM ...

Industry event during the One World International Human Rights Documentary Film Fest in Prague

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  Documentary Campus Industry Session 11-13th March Prague, Czech Republic   "One World, Many Ways" - New Directions in Human Rights Documentaries   Documentary Campus is honoured to present a three-day industry event during the acclaimed One World International Human Rights Documentary Film Festival in Prague (8-17 March 2011). Thought-provoking panels and case studies for industry professionals will be run parallel to workshops on low budg...

Jamaica Reggae Film Festival

The Jamaica Film Academy has moved the dates of the REGGAE FILM FESTIVAL 2011 from February to May 23-27, 2011, to be held at the Whitter Village, Ironshore, Montego Bay.  With its commitment to highlighting Jamaica's reggae culture in film, the Reggae Film Festival will celebrate two international milestones during the week-long event. The birthday of Emperor Haile Selassie I will be honoured at the Opening Night Gala on May 23, while the UN Year of African Descendants will be celebrated with a special programme of films on May 25, African Liberation Day. Other features of the Festival include the Make a Film in 24 Hours competition, a Children's Film programme, a Film Seminar featuring specially invited VIP Guests and a final night Honour Awards showcase of the winning films.

The REGGAE FILM FESTIVAL has been invited to be part of two major cultural events in Britain this year. The Drum Arts Centre in Birmingham, the largest venue for Black arts in Europe, will present the REGGAE FILM FESTIVAL as part of its Summer season's theme of Reggae & Revolution, while the Wandsworth Festival to be held in London in August, is designed to showcase Caribbean Culture. The Best of the Reggae Film FEstival will be presented at programmes in Atlanta, USA in June and in South Africa in July, while in August the Festival will once again be a feature of the Rototom Reggae Sunsplash in Spain.

Films already entered include the US feature film 'ROCKSTEADY' featuring David Hinds of Steel Pulse; SUPERSTONIC SOUND, a tribute to Black British film maker and dubmaster DJ Don Letts; EVERYDAY SUNSHINE,a documentary about the US rock-punk-reggae group Fishbone narrated by Laurence Fishbourne; and THE SKIN by HamaFilms Antigua, featuring Carl Bradshaw. Invited international guests include Laurence Fishbourne, Sheryl Lee Ralph, Lennox Lewis, Carl Lumley and Mitzi Allen, as well as Jamaican film makers Chris Browne, Ras Kassa and Storm Saulter.

There are several advantages to moving the event to the new date in May.  Since announcing the February date, the organizers have received notification of several important films that wish to be included in the Festival, but that are not yet ready for screening in February. They include a major British TV series and several Jamaican feature and documentary films that hope to include the Reggae Film Festival in their film's resume and hopefully, awards. 

The Whitter Village welcomes the new dates. "I am pleased to have more time for the Village to settle in after its December opening," says proprietor Angela Whitter, "and to make sure that everything is in place for what know will be the most unusual and interesting event taking place in Montego Bay this year, at the most unusual and interesting place in Montego Bay."

The REGGAE FILM FESTIVAL continues its plans to make the 2011 event a worthy showcase of Jamaican film culture.

The Jamaican Reggae Film Festival 2011 - Call for entries

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  The 2011 Jamaican Reggae Film Festival is currently calling for entries, we accept all kinds of films including, features, documentaries, shorts, animation, music videos. The only criteria is that all submissions must have a Jamaican theme or link. For further information please visit our official website at www.reggaefilmfestival.com where we will be posting up news and updates in the run up to the 2011 Reggae Film Festival which will take place in Montego Bay from May 23rd-27th, 201...

NEWSLETTER N° 485: November 19, 2010

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 .............                                                                                                                                                          WELCOME TO OUR NEWSLETTER N° 485: November 19, 2010 Follow this LINK if you cannot read the newsletter properly Contact the Editor, Advertise on the sites.  Our newsletter reaches 82 000 film professio...

ÉCU Young Talent: Louisa Mayman

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Louisa Mayman won the prize for ÉCU 2010’s Best Student Feature, making a promising debut of her career. The young British filmmaker talked to us about how she got started, what she’s influenced by, and also how moving to London represents an exciting opportunity for her future in the industry. Where are you from? Lichfield, a small town just north of Birmingham. If you could describe indie cinema in your country in 3 words, what would they be? Passionate, creat...

Sidewalk Film Festival 2010 Short Film Line-up of 100

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Sidewalk Film Festival is proud to announce the 2010 Short Film Line-up. Sidewalk Film Festival will take place September 24th, 25th and 26th in downtown Birmingham. Tickets are on-sale now at www.sidewalkfest.com. Local Alabama Short Block #1 (Saturday, Sept. 25th – 10:20am – Carver Theatre)Dramatic Narrative Shorts The Thing About Being An AssassinAn intimate look at a super-sly assassin working in the realm of the ultra-business class.DetourJason and Christine were a couple in love. But t...

Sidewalk Film Festival 2010 Documentary Features Line-up

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Sidewalk Film Festival is proud to announce the 2010 Documentary Features Line-up. Sidewalk Film Festival will take place September 24th, 25th and 26th in Downtown Birmingham. Tickets are on-sale now at www.sidewalkfest.com. In Competition: (listed in alphabetical order by title)American Jihadist (Saturday, Sept. 26th – 2:45pm – Alabama Theatre Studio) Filmmaker – Mark Claywell *scheduled to attend American Jihadist profiles the enigmatic Isa Abdullah Ali, aka Clevin Raphael Holt, a self-d...

Shorts season in the UK: coming up next march...

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Birds Eye View Film Festival, LondonMarch 4 - 12BFI Southbank, Institute Contemporary Arts (ICA)http://www.birds-eye-view.co.uk/2014/overview/birds-eye-view-film-festival-2010.html  Back for their 6th annual Film Festival of celebrating, championing and showcasing women filmmakers. Multi-talented actress Jane Horrocks will officially open the festivities, and present to you a trademark showcase of the world's best new shorts by women.Sounds and Silents will feature Patti Plinko, Gwyneth Herbert...

Whiskey Business

Director: 1EYE.
'Whiskey Business' is a feature length documentary about a new UK, Birmingham based band called 1EYE. 1EYE have already supported UB40, Beverley Knight, Toots and the Maytals and Musical Youth. Creating a buzz within industry circles, 1EYE recently released their debut single 'Worries & Trouble' featuring Apache Indian. 1EYE have blended a multitude of flavours creating a barrel of an album also entitled 'Whiskey Business', which is a distinctive mix of reggae, Latin, and soul. The album is lyrically entertaining making quirky references to life in Birmingham and beyond. Whiskey Business was mostly filmed at a run-down Georgian pub called 'The Church Inn' in Birmingham. Half of 1EYE were living there at the time. The band organised two gigs at the pub’s dilapidated function room in order to polish the material before it was recorded. At the same time the band were building a studio in the old coal cellar in preparation for the recording of Whiskey Business. Alek (lead singer) makes a last minute decision and decides to fly out to Cannes to meet Danny (bass player) who is working with another band on a short stay. The two of them work around Danny’s gigs to network and promote 1EYE. Their time in Cannes gives an interesting twist to the story offering even more comical scenes set in a refreshing new location. Alek and Danny are faced with bad news upon their return. 1EYE are presented with a strict deadline. They not only have to finish building the studio, but also have to record the album and break the studio down all within a space of three weeks as the pub is now being sold by the owner! Emotions run high. The story gains pace as 1EYE set about achieving this near impossible goal. 1EYE manage to finish the album and embarks upon the daunting task of organising and promoting their first album showcase at a 2000 capacity nightclub called ‘Oceana’ in Birmingham. This concludes the documentary Whiskey Business. The film offers an interesting insight into what it’s like to truly ‘do it yourself’ from an unknown artist’s perspective. It is full of music, comedy, emotion and deadlines. Whiskey Business is a must for anyone who’s keen to immerse themselves in the gritty reality of what it’s like for a UK band trying to launch themselves into the public eye on limited resources. Radio stations that have played ‘Worries & Trouble’ include; BBC 1Xtra, Solar FM, Asian Network and Sting FM. 1EYE’s single has also been play listed by ZonaReGGae radio, Portugal and WCBN, Michigan USA. 1EYE’s 'Dopamine' remix has also been played frequently by Roger Sanchez.

Whiskey Business Trailer

Birmingham based band '1EYE' have already supported UB40, Beverley Knight, Toots and the Maytals and Musical Youth. Creating a buzz within industry circles, 1EYE have recently released their debut single 'Worries & Trouble' feat. Apache Indian. 1EYE's debut single is available for purchase from www.industryrecords.org/shop or you can text 'WORRIES' to 81088.

1EYE - Worries & Trouble feat. Apache Indian

1EYE have already supported UB40, Beverley Knight, Toots and the Maytals and Musical Youth. Creating a buzz within industry circles, 1EYE have recently released their debut single 'Worries & Trouble' featuring Apache Indian. 1EYE’s debut single is available for purchase from www.industryrecords.org/shop or you can text ‘WORRIES’ to 81088. 3:30 minutes (4.81 MB)

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