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Sir Michael Gambon and Jude Law to be honoured at British Independent Film Awards

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JUDE LAW AND SIR MICHAEL GAMBON TO BE HONOURED AT THE 15th MOËT BRITISH INDEPENDENT FILM AWARDS Recipients of both The Richard Harris Award and The Variety Award were announced today by Johanna von Fischer and Tessa Collinson, joint Directors, The Moët British Independent Film Awards. Sir Michael Gambon will receive the Richard Harris Award and Jude Law The Variety Award at the awards ceremony on Sunday 9th December at Old Billingsgate. The Richard Harris Award was introduced in 200...

BUSHO 2012 Awards

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The award winners of BuSho International Short Film Festival have been announced in the evening of 8-September at the Vörösmarty cinema in Budapest. This year 86 movies were in the competition program out of 1844 entries that the international jury watched together with the authors and the audience on the spot. Besides these beautiful statuettes created by Solide Art, and the magazine subscriptions offered by Soltész Advertising Agency and Filmvilág, there was a special ...

The Busho Awards 2012

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  The award winners of BuSho International Short Film Festival have been announced in the evening of 8-September at the Vörösmarty cinema in Budapest. This year 86 movies were in the competition program out of 1844 entries that the international jury watched together with the authors and the audience on the spot. Besides these beautiful statuettes created by S...

Video Interview with Gabriella Hamori - The Exam

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Interview from Montreal FFM   A Vertigo Media presentation of a Vertigo Media, Unio Film, Hungarian Television production. (International sales: Hungarian National Film Fund, Budapest.) Produced by Istvan Bodzsar. Directed by Peter Bergendy. Screenplay, Norbert Kobli. Péter Bergendy. Hungary. 2012. 89mins  The reliability of an inscrutable Hungarian National Security officer is put to the test in post-1956 Budapest in "The Exam,&...

EFA Board members Elected for 2012

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The President: Wim Wenders, Director, Germany Wim Wenders attended the Academy of Film & Television in Munich, worked as a film critic for various German publications, and was a founding member of Filmverlag der Autoren. In 1976 he set up his own production company, Road Movies, and, in 2002, Reverse Angle. Often hailed as one of the most important German directors on the international scene, Wenders has received various international awards, including the Golden Lion (TH...

Indebted

Director: Márton "Mara" Jelinkó.
Elli (Heidi Lindén), a university student, has a problem. Living in the poor area, but partying in the upscale clubs of the city is taking its financial toll, that can not be covered by her part time job as a cleaning lady. Even after her grandmothers antique necklace has been pawned, there just doesn't seem to be enough money for her lifestyle and to pay back the loans she has accumulated. So she decides to make money out of her one night stands and soon she settles into the lifestyle of a call-girl. Iiris (Kristiina Puukko), who has been forced into working with a small-time criminal group, has a problem of her own. She is in love with her colleague, Andrei (Juha-Tapio Arola), who doesn't even notice it. In a macho environment, where debts are collected via fists, there wouldn't be any room for the mushy stuff anyway. However, neighter of the women can foresee how much things will go wrong when Elli and Andrei meet one night and love springs its head up between them. Iiris is not going to just observe this from the sidelines and Elli is not going back to her old life without Andrei any more. Only when the women are forced to work together, do they come face to face with the facts that there are some mistakes that cannot be undone just like that. ”Indebted” is the debut feature as a director for Márton Jelinkó, who has worked in the Finnish independent scene as a cinematographer, for many years. It was made on a shoestring budget, using digital acquisition and utilizing an experimental improvisational method of working with the actors and combining that with the visual style of the camerawork.

Gary Lucas sells out the Silent Movie Theatre in Hollywood with "The Golem"!!

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Just back from a wonderful trip to LA where I SOLD OUT the fantastic Silent Movie Theatre on Fairfax Ave. in Hollywood with "The Golem"--my live solo guita score accompanying this classic 1920 German horror film! Just check this review from Debra Levine in ARTS MEME: Grammy-nominated Gary Lucas, whom Rolling Stone calls “one of the best and most original guitarists in America,” performed his well-traveled and exceedingly harrowing  score to “Der Golem,” the brill...

II. International Green-Go Short Film Contest and Festival

Dear Film and Nature Friend!

Do you love Tarantino's arty works or are you a fan of David Attenborough's documentaries? Do you want to show with breathtaking pictures or with creative animation how much loss we suffer with the degradation of our biodiversity or the over consumption of fossil fuels?

Do you want to participate in a new international environmental movement that builds the basic of a green film festival?

If you say YES, then this is your place! Spread your environmental message and your talent, and even win with it! Participate in the II. International Green-Go Short Film Festival, be a part of the message to show people how much we should preserve our natural heritage that are key for our lives, how much we should turn to alternative energy sources to halt climate change and how much we should respect our cultural heritage built on our environment.

Check the categories, find more information and fill the application form at the contest's website: www.greengofest.eu. Do not forget to join our facebook communitny at: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Green-Go-International-Short-Film-Contest/201482366648085

Choose your weapon and SHOOT! It is your time now to spread the word around the world!

periflare

Director: Szacsva y Pal.
Periflare is an invocation of cases of self immolation throughout the world mainly in the past two years: 2011 and 2012. The video is an attempt to relate to this extreme human gesture.

Play wins at The Titanic Film Fest

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Titanic is the film festival that has surprised Hungarian audiences in the past with the works of cinema of the Far East, the visually stunning and often very bloody Korean and Japanese thrillers, period action dramas and animation, concert films aimed for the cinema screen, or Scandinavian crime dramas that have brough a fresh voice into European cinema. The 19th edition of  the  international film festival took place between 13-21 April 2012 in Budapest on the screen of Urania National...

The jury of Bucarest B-Est

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JAN HARLAN (Head of the Jury) Producer and Director „I joined Stanley Kubrick in 1969 for his Napoleon project, which was unfortunately abandoned, but I enjoyed working with Stanley and he liked me, so I added the study of film-production with a great teacher to my previous profession. My first film as an assistant was A Clockwork Orange. Four years later I became Kubri...

Prizes ar Berlin were very democratic

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by Alex Deleon Friday February  19, 2012   Berlin is known above all for its political and social commitment, or what the French Existentialists would call a Festival "Engagé". Esthetic purists sometimes question the Berlin prize decisions on artistic grounds but art is often of secondary importance in this ballpark where politics can also have to do with the pecking order in the upper echelons of the international film establishment. Clearly the film with the most ob...

Prizes for Berlinale 62 were very democratic

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Berlin is known above all for its political and social commitment, or what the French Existentialists would call a Festival "Engagé".Esthetic purists sometimes question the Berlin prize decisions on artistic grounds but art is often of secondary importance in this ballparkwhere politics can also have to do with the pecking order in the upper echelons of the international film establishment. Clearly the film with the most obvious socio-political content this year was the Hungarian entry "Csak a ...

Submit your shorts to Busho Budapest Short Film Festival

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   About BuSho BuSho (Budapest Short) was established in the autumn of 2004 by a group of young Hungarian filmmakers and the first event successfully ran its course the following year. The festival became an international breakthrough in an exceptionally short period of time: we got 360 individual entries from 45 countries in 2009.  We had plenty of festival screenings, selections of film academys, feature films, conferences, film-, and all-art workshops in the program. ...

Submit your shorts to Busho Budapest Short Film Festival

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  About BuSho BuSho (Budapest Short) was established in the autumn of 2004 by a group of young Hungarian filmmakers and the first event successfully ran its course the following year. The festival became an international breakthrough in an exceptionally short period of time: we got 360 individual entries from 45 countries in 2009. We had plenty of festival screenings, selections of film academys, feature films, conferences, film-, and all-art workshops in the program.   ...

The 9th ANGEL FILM AWARDS - Monaco International Film Festival

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2011 Angel Film Awards Lifetime Achievement Award was presented to  Emmy Award winning Composer John Altman for his inspiring contribution for music in film.                                         The 2011 Feature Film - Winning Categories: 1. Angel Peace Award: "GET REAL! WISE...

The Angel Film Awards

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MUSIC & FILM KEYNOTE OF THIS YEARS ANGEL FILM AWARDS FESTIVAL! The Art-house glamorous three-day extravaganza, films in competition promote, unusually, peace and love – a refreshing antidote to the usual violent cinema.Started nine years ago by Rosana Golden and Dean Bentley, specifically to showcase non-violent films. The Angel Film Awards may eschew violence but this is no hippy dippy affair, with chic and stylish post screening VIP champagne receptions at some of the best hotels and clubs i...

Angel Awards 2011 announce line up, ready to kick off

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                  The Director and Executive Producer Rosana Golden, Dean Bentley are pleased to announce the following ... 8th December 2011 OPEN PRESS CALL at 1:30 PM (13H30) AT THE ART NOVO THEATRE, NOVOTEL, MONTE-CARLO. The Angel Film Awards - VIP press and photo call... celebrity introductions... radio and television interviews and broadcasts... red ca...

Angel Awards 2011 announce line up, ready to roll

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The Director and Executive Producer Rosana Golden, Dean Bentley are pleased to announce the following ... 8th December 2011 OPEN PRESS CALL at 1:30 PM (13H30) AT THE ART NOVO THEATRE, NOVOTEL, MONTE-CARLO. The Angel Film Awards - VIP press and photo call... celebrity introductions... radio and television interviews and broadcasts... red carpet evening gala film screenings held at the ART NOVO THEATRE & LOUNGE of the NOVOTEL in Monte-Carlo at 1:30 PM (13H30) The Directors, Actors are descending ...

'Francisco Manso: Films must spotlight respect for life & human rights to foster understanding & empathy

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"Respect for life and human rights are  very important and I make movies addressing these issues because it is important for people as well as governments, not to repeat the errors of the past." Thus spake Francisco Manso, director of ‘The Consul of Bordeaux’ the 42nd IFFI's opening film which played to full houses at repeat screenings. Addressing  a crowded media meet at the Maquinez Palace on his birthday (the Lisbon born director turned 62 on November 28)  Man...

Golden Orange’s International Competition has begun

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Antalya Golden Orange Film Festival has announced its jurors for International Competition – a diverse and talented group of five women, including award-winning filmmakers, journalists and media pioneers - will select the winners among the ten competitive festival films. The ‘48th International Antalya Golden Orange Film Festival, will be held from 8th to 14th October 2011. This year the festival is organized by the Antalya Culture and Art Foundation (AKSAV) and Antalya Metropolitan Mun...

THE TURIN HORSE is the official Hungarian entry for the upcoming Academy Awards

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At the meeting of the Hungarian Selection Committee for Academy Awards Entry held on the 31st August, it was announced that Hungary will enter THE TURIN HORSE by BÉLA TARR for consideration for the Best Foreign Language Film of the Year. Press Release of Magyar Filmunió, Budapest, 1st September 2011 The members of the Committee were representatives of the following Hungarian professional organizations: Association of Hungarian Film Artists - Gábor Gelencsér, Hungarian Directors...

A Fitting Tribute

Director: Daniel Cormack.
Black comedy. Hardened-pro news reporter Tammy initiates the novice reporter Niall into the art of the 'death-knock' - knocking on the doors of the recently bereaved to get a news story.
Niall's lack of success has put his job under threat and Tammy has been detailed to improve his hit rate. When Niall death-knocks Mrs Wright he finds not the grieving, hostile mother he expected but a warm welcome, good food and a comfortable bed, but what's really going on and what are Mrs Wright's true motives?

Gary Lucas Plays "The Golem" (1920) -- Gary Lucas accompanies the film live with his original solo guitar score

Director: Paul Wegener and Carl Boese.
I have performed with this classic horror/fantasy film--the best version of the Golem legend ever made--in our 20 countries round the world since debuting my live score (in collaboration with composer Walter Horn) at the Museum of th Moving Image in Astoria NY in 1989. The film concerns the actual historical Rabbi Jehudah Loew, who Jewish legend has it fashioned a man out of clay and brought him to life through cabbalistic magic to protect the Jewish Community of 16th century Prague from annihilation. A stunningly beautiful, little seen film!
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