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Film Independent, the non-profit arts organization that produces the Spirit Awards and the Los Angeles Film Festival, announced nominations for the 2012 Film Independent Spirit Awards this morning. Anthony Mackie and Kate Beckinsale served as presenters. Nominees for Best Feature include 50/50, Beginners, Drive, Take Shelter, The Descendants and The Artist.Margin Call was selected to receive the annual Robert Altman Award, which is bestowed upon one film’s director, casting director and ense...

Spirit Award nominations announced: french producer running for best feature with The Artist

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The nominations: FEATURE (Award given to the producer; executive producers are not listed) "50/50" Producers: Evan Goldberg, Ben Karlin, Seth Rogen "Beginners" Producers: Miranda de Pencier, Lars Knudsen, Leslie Urdang, Dean Vanech, Jay Van Hoy "Drive" Producers: Michel Litvak, John Palermo, Marc Platt, Gigi Pritzker, Adam Siegel "Take Shelter" Producers: Tyler Davidson, Sophia Lin "The Artist" Producer: Thomas Langmann  ...

ZOMBIE

Director: Thomas Caruso.
A mild-mannered mannered serial killer commits his final crime. From the award-winning novella by famous American author Joyce Carol Oates, and the acclaimed Off-Broadway play. Featuring the award-winning performance of Bill Connington as "Quentin P."

Naachle London - the UK Bollywood Film of 2011!

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The soundtrack of this Hindi film from UK production company Aviary Films is releasing in the UK today. Aviary and PVR aim to release the film in the UK and India in late January 2012.USP of the FilmArguably the first Hindi language film set for a mainstream Bollywood release that was created entirely in the UK. The script-writers, the music composer, the lyricist, the singers, the dancers, the actors, the crew, the cinematographer, the editor - everyone was UK based.Genre and Log-lineThis is a ...

KASHISH 2012: Call for film submissions

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  We are back with a bang! India’s Biggest Queer Film Festival returns for its third edition in 2012. Submissions are now open for all categories, including for the competition section. Filmmakers from India and across the world can submit features, documentaries and short films that highlight/focus on Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer themes and expressions. KASHISH Mumbai International Queer Film Festival is the first and only gay & lesbian film festival i...

The world's largest online short film competition is now open for submission!

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The Göteborg International Film Festival's short film competition Dragon Award New Talent is now open for submission. For the winner of last year's Dragon Award New Talent, the Spanish film Los Gritones, the competition opened the door to the world's festivals, the film has been awarded in no less than 19 festivals around the world. Here's what the producer to Los Gritones, last years winner, Eduardo Moi Es Escribano Solera, says about The Dragon Award New Talent:"Being part of the Dragon Award...

Mexico: 2011Guanajuato International Film Festival (GIFF)

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 Formerly known as Expresion en Corto, the Guanajuato International Film Festival was held from July 21 – 31 in San Miguel de Allende and the state capital Guanajuato. It has remained the largest international Mexican film festival with more than 3000 submissions from about 10o countries presenting in its final program 350 productions. The festival still receives most of its funding from the state of Guanajuato and other public agencies offering screenings, conferences, and other festival a...

BOLLYWOOD DISCOVERS MAGIC IN MELBOURNE

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<p>Bollywood, one of the largest centres of film production in the world, has recently taken on the flavours of  Melbourne which has Australia’s highest concentration of convention facilities located in the city centre, including the MCEC, the world’s first and only ‘Six Star Green Star’ rated convention centre. It  is also home to five of the six most significant annual sport events held in Australia – the Boxing Day Cricket Test, the Australian Football League Grand Final, ...

Music Video Critique: Handsome Furs - "What About Us"

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Français German Here at ÉCU we haven’t shied away from bringing you awesome music videos that also tread that very thin (and much discussed) line between art and erotica. After ‘Baby Baby Baby’ and ‘Bombay’, a video that pushed the boundaries even further caught our eye: The new Handsome Furs video for  ‘What About Us’, directed by Scott Coffey. Warning: Extremely NSFW. Seriously, unless you work in the porn industry, or your boss is a liberal...

Butterfly Wings

Director: Sanjay Arora.
Based on a true story of a handicapped woman ( Story of Hope,Inspiration and Courage) Neha Bhatia, free-spirited and fun-loving who takes life for granted ends up a victim of a fatal accident, leaving her with a severe brain stem injury resulting in quadri-paralysis and comatose. Thus begins the journey of Neha?s recovery, unexpected but not impossible. A journey that explores unconditional love and support from Ayesha, Neha's older sister. Ayesha?s immense belief in her sister and undying faith in their sisterly bond becomes the spine of the film. Neha eventually sheds her inhibitions of insecurities and becomes an inspiration to other people through her independence. Sometimes even the eyes that see may not have the vision to inspire or be inspired ? it unfortunately takes a tragic happening to realise that life is not to be taken for granted. That life is a blessing to be counted and appreciated everyday and to be celebrated with unconditional love.

Chill’N’Read: Discuss Novels turned into movies at the Alliance Francaise de Bombay

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This month, the Alliance Francaise de Bombay's Ciné-Club and Chill N Read collaborate to explore the art of adapting novels into movies. Film and book lovers  are invited to come along Monday the  4th of July, 5.30pm with such a book and share opinions in the Alliance Française library over  a cup of chai! Can’t think of a particular title of book or movie? Check all the novels adapted into films available at the Alliance Française Library  on their website: bombay.afin...

Walt Disney Production and Jap Anime On Annecy Festival International Du Film D’ Animation

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Following the busy 3 days of Festival International Du Film D´ Animation, Annecy, France, FIPRESCI Jurists, the selection of 2011; Mathilde Lorit from the French Rolling Stone, Gabriel Barrera, professor of film from Turin University in Italy and Radmila Djurica, a film critic from Serbia, the festival made a strong impression on us. Regarding the fantastic organization of many events , red carpet of the well known names in the world of animation industry and potent new coming market of th...

women are heroes, a film by JR, award winning lensman and director

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   The Alliance Française de Bombay has organised the premiere in Mumbai of the documemtary film, Women Are Heroes directed by the award winning French artist and photographer JR at Olive Bandra on Monday,June 30,2011. The film  was screened at Cannes  last year. "In peacetime women are discriminated, in wartime they are targets," says JR, who has just received the 2011 TED Prize.   It is these women and their courage that he honours through outsized street-art w...

2011 Tribeca Film Festival Awards

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  SHE MONKEYS, a coming of age film with sexual undertones from Swedish director Lisa Aschan was named Best Narrative Film at the 10th Tribeca Film Festival, which ended its 12 day run yesterday. The film, which won a top prize at the Gothenberg Film Festival and the Teddy Award as best gay film at the Berlin Film Festival earlier this year, is a hothouse story of emerging sexuality set amongst teenage girls in a horse acrobatics training school. Competition, both athletic and sexual, b...

Tribeca Film Festival awards She Monkeys

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The 10th annual Tribeca Film Festival, co-founded by Robert De Niro, Jane Rosenthal and Craig Hatkoff, and presented by founding sponsor American Express, announced the winners of its competition categories tonight at a ceremony hosted at the W Union Square in New York City. The Festival runs through May 1, 2011. The world competition winners for narrative and documentary films were chosen from 12 narrative and 12 documentary features from 21 countries. Best New Director prizes were awarded fo...

Tribeca Film Festival awards She Monkeys

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  The 10th annual Tribeca Film Festival, co-founded by Robert De Niro, Jane Rosenthal and Craig Hatkoff, and presented by founding sponsor American Express, announced the winners of its competition categories tonight at a ceremony hosted at the W Union Square in New York City. The Festival runs through May 1, 2011.   The world competition winners for narrative and documentary films were chosen from 12 narrative and 12 documentary features from 21 countries. Best New Directo...

Amitabh Bachchan finally to visit Kraków!

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One of the brightest stars of the Indian cinema - Amitabh Bachchan – will be our guest during this year's Off Plus Camera film festival.  He was to come to Kraków last year, but was unable to arrive because of the Icelandic volcano which had paralysed the air traffic in 2010. Amitabh Bachchan accepted our invitation one more time and we do hope that this year he arrives without incidents at our festival!Amitabh Bachchan, mainly famous for his role in “Happiness & Tears", will...

Tribeca World Narrative and Documentary Competition film selections

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2011 Festival to Present 88 Feature-Length and 61 Short Films April 20 - May 1    The 2011 Tribeca Film Festival (TFF), presented by American Express®, announced the World Narrative and Documentary Competition film selections and the first edition of the new section-Viewpoints. Forty-four of the 88 feature-length films were announced. The 10th edition of the Festival will take place from April 20 to May 1 in lower Manhattan.   TFF organizers this year have streamli...

The winners of the 2011 Western Union Short Film Competition

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  The Indian Film Festival: Bollywood and Beyond is delighted to announce the winners of the 2011 Western Union Short Film Competition. Indian director Collin D'Cunha is the International winner for his film MUMBAIKAR GANESH, director Ridwan Hassim is the Australian winner for his film, KHATABAH, and the New Zealand winner is Rajneel Singh with BLANK SPACES. Varan Sharma's ADJUST which tells the story of an Indian student realising his Australian dream received an Honorary Menti...

10th Tribeca World Narrative and Documentary Competition film selections

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  The 2011 Tribeca Film Festival (TFF), presented by American Express®, today announced the World Narrative and Documentary Competition film selections and the first edition of the new section-Viewpoints. Forty-four of the 88 feature-length films were announced. The 10th edition of the Festival will take place from April 20 to May 1 in lower Manhattan. TFF organizers this year have streamlined the Festival's format, which is now comprised of two competition sections, World Narra...

Berlin , quickshots, best, worst and in between

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by Alex Deleon With some 400 films to choose from one might say that everybody sees a different festival over a ten day period. Of the official competition films two were early walkouts. Ralph Fiennes' "Coriolanus"  and the Bela Tarr entry  "A Torinoi Lo" (The Turin Horse) -- arguably the most bleak, depressing , and boring film ever made. It's all about two miserable people livinng in a miserable life in a miserable hut somewhere in the middle of nowhere and tr...

The Fribourg (FIFF) presents the members of the International Jury

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  The five film professionals charged with awarding the Regard d'or, the Grand Prize of the Fribourg International Film Festival are: Spanish filmmaker Mercedes Álvarez, Swiss producer Christian Davi, Indian producer and distributor Sunil Doshi, Moroccan filmmaker Izza Genini and Georgian filmmaker George Ovashvili. The FIFF also announces the presence of American artist Joan Logue, who will carry out an exceptional project involving video portraits of the Festival guests in collabor...

GREGORY PECK WAS MY FAVOURITE , SAYS BADMINTON CHAMP OF YESTERYEAR

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Sushila Rege-Kapadia was the national Badminton champion in 1952, ’53 and ’58. She used to work for the Govt of India Tourist Office and  played badminton in her spare time. Actually, badminton was a passion, not just a hobby. Work was also fun and she recalls meeting  Hollywood star of yesteryear Gregory Peck at the  Bombay airport. Did she become an avid viewer of his movies after that meeting? "Oh" she gurgles."I always liked him. I used to watch his films before I...

'WORLD PEACE' (THE PROMISE OF REST) - JAI PAL BEHL

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THE PROMISE OF REST “ See, I will make all things new…..”   (Revelation 21:5) God wants people to know that he is searching like a shepherd and waiting like a father. He is willing to forgive and accept at his children all who live by the simple plan he has given. God invited us to get involved with Him in His Work. God has a big purpose for our life – a very specific and significant calling for us to fulfill. If we want to know how to deal with difficul...

El Guincho

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by Marc Rickenbach El Guincho “Bombay” Sure, I’m a little late in bringing up the new El Guincho video for “Bombay”. Maybe it’s because I didn’t really know what to say about it. Or because I’ve just been too busy watching it on repeat, searching out all the films it made me think of, then watching those. And yes, this song would probably be more appropriate in hot weather. But regardless, here we are in the new year with a brilliant video that retreats back to th...

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