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World Premieres At Tribeca Film Festival

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  SONS OF PERDITION It can be argued that what separates A list film festivals from their colleagues are the number of World Premieres that grace their theaters. No matter what the ultimate reception is for these films, the wanna-see anticipation of films in their first public and industry showings provide a sizzle. At the Tribeca Film Festival, which is entering its first weekend, there are an impressive number of World Premieres that are grabbing attention from the public and in...

Giuseppe Cioccarelli, executive producer, presents the Aruba Festival

Giuseppe Cioccarelli is a veteran Line Producer with over 20 years of experience. He started his career in Italy in 1986 at FilmMaster, the biggest commercial production company in Italy. In 1990 he started to freelance as a Line Producer for some of the most successful commercial filmmakers in the world, among them Tarsem, Steve Rogers, Michael Bay, Peter Thwaites, Lenard Dorfman, Giuseppe Tornatore, John Hushenurst ...

7th edition of Dubai International Film Festival to be held next December

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The seventh edition of the Dubai International Film Festival, the definitive film festival of the Arab world, Asia and Africa, will be held from December 12 to 19, 2010.   The latest edition of the film festival is being planned to showcase an even diverse selection of movies from around the world across a dozen themed segments including Arabian Nights, Gulf Voices, Cinema of the World, Cinema for Children, Cinema of AsiaAfrica, Lifetime Achievement and Cinema from India. ...

Rotterdam Closing Night Film: The Aviatrix of Kazbek

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39th International Film Festival Rotterdam January 27 - February 7, 2010    The 39th International Film Festival Rotterdam will close Saturday February 6 with the world premiere of Dutch film The Aviatrix of Kazbek, second feature film by Ineke Smits. The film, written by Dutch novelist Arthur Japin and produced by Isabella Films, stars among others Dutch actress Madelief Blanken, Georgian actor Zurab Jgenti, German actor Peter Lohmeyer and Romanian actress Anamaria Marinca from Crist...

Program for upcoming International Panorama of Independent Film and Video Makers (Patras)

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UNITS: «Cinema, the art of peace», «At the ends of the world», «Balkan neighborhood» «All around Europe», «Greek panorama», «Glances to bloody East», «Patras directors» «South America of passions and struggles», «Awarded films of ArtFools Festival of Larissa's city», «Awarded films of AGON, the International Meeting of Archaeological Film of the Mediterranean area»   FRIDAY 2 OCTOBER 2009 Hour of beginning 15.00 15:00 «all around Eu...

Philadelphia Documentary & Fiction Festival - 2009 Awards

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Here are the awarded films at the 2009 edition of the Philadelphia Documentary & Fiction Festival.  To see the complete Official Selection, please visit www.philadelphia.filmfestnews.com  Special Prize to Best Documentary Film  LES ENFANTS SORCIERS DE KINSHASA by EMMANUEL REITZ - France Kinshasa, capital of the Democratic Republic of Congo. After years of civil war and millions of death among the population, poverty and desperation is r...

Angels and Demons star Ayelet Zurer the show in Rome premiere

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Angels and Demons star Ayelet Zurer captivates the Fashion World and steals the show on the red carpet. Israel's hottest superstar shined the brightest when she joined co-stars Tom Hanks & Ewan McGregor at the world-premiere of the highly anticipated sequel to The Da Vinci Code's, Angels and Demons. Oooh la la…Are diamonds always a girl's best friend? Zurer proves that her smoldering beauty and talent are only rivaled by her exceptional sense of style. While most celebrities choose diamonds as...

NEWSLETTER N° 404: February 25, 2009

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Our newsletter reaches over 73 000 subscribers every week   Follow this link if you cannot read the newsletter properly Contact the Editor of the site, Advertise on the sites. ENJOY THE NEW VERSION OF THE SITE LAUNCHED THIS WEEK Quick summary of the changes on fest21.com include : - New look, easier navigation - Transfer of the Festival Directory data...

European Film Market, Interview with Director Beki Probst

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Berlinale: European Film Market, Interview with Director Beki Probst. In 1988 Beki Probst was appointed Director of the Film Fair for the Berlinale which she then renamed European Film Market. Her prior experience includes work for the Locarno Film Festival and representation of the Berlinale in Turkey and Greece. Beki Probst was born in Istanbul and studied law and journalism.Her twenty year direction resulted in the constant expansion of the European Film Market and its transformation into...

The Dubai Film Market: Interview with the Director Ziad Yaghi

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As noted in our February 4th write up, setting up the first regional film market is part of a comprehensive strategy by the Emirate of Dubai to create a sophisticated media infrastructure. It includes dating Dubai media city for electronic and print media with 1300 mostly foreign companies; Dubai Internet City; the International Media Production Zone; Dubai Studio City housing the biggest and technologically most advanced studio facility in the Middle East; and the five year old Dubai Internatio...

NEWSLETTER N° 401: February 4, 2009

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Our newsletter reaches over 73 000 subscribers every week   Follow this link if you cannot read the newsletter properly Contact the Editor of the site, Advertise on the sites. ENJOY THE NEW VERSION OF THE SITE LAUNCHED THIS WEEK Quick summary of the changes on fest21.com include : - New look, easier navigation - Transfer of the Festival Directory data...

Dubai Love

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Director: Amin Yoma.
Sophia is a young and beautiful journalist who gets her first job, covering a story in Dubai, thanks to her boyfriend and boss at a publishing house. When she arrives, she meets her driver, Carim, who starts to introduce her to Arab customs, but she wastes no time in corrupting their professional relationship by subjecting Carim to her wildest sexual desires. That is how Sophia reconsiders her troubled relationship with her partner. She risks her dream job opportunity tempted by a clandestine love affair that has no future.

A look back at 2008 Dubai Film Market

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Thefifth Dubai International Film Festival held in December 2008 introduced animportant new component, the Dubai Film Market.  To date Dubai has been among theEmirates the fastest growing tourist and business destination and has investedbillions of dollars into establishing a state of the art communications andmedia infrastructure. This includes a film sector for which the Dubai FilmFestival and the Dubai Film Market are essential ingredients, not to speak ofthe imminent opening in Dubai of th...

A look back on Dubai Film Market

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Dubai Film MarketThe fifth Dubai International Film Festival held in December 2008 introduced an important new component, the Dubai Film Market. To date Dubai has been among the Emirates the fastest growing tourist and business destination and has invested billions of dollars into establishing a state of the art communications and media infrastructure. This includes a film sector for which the Dubai Film Festival and the Dubai Film Market are essential ingredients, not to speak of the immin...

Nashwa Al Ruwaini MEIFF Director to participate as juror in the 2009 International Digital Emmy® Awards

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Arab media personality and Executive Director of the Middle East International Film Festival, Nashwa Al Ruwaini, has been invited to participate as a juror in the category of non-fiction for the 2009 International Digital Emmy® Awards (IDEA). This is the fourth year that The International Academy of Television Arts and Science host the awards which will recognize excellence in content created and designed for viewer interaction and/or delivery on a digital platform. Three Emmy® ...

Nashwa Al Ruwaini to participate as juror in the 2009 International Digital Emmy® Awards

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Arab media personality and Executive Director of the Middle East International Film Festival, Nashwa Al Ruwaini, has been invited to participate as a juror in the category of non-fiction for the 2009 International Digital Emmy® Awards (IDEA). This is the fourth year that The International Academy of Television Arts and Science host the awards which will recognize excellence in content created and designed for viewer interaction and/or delivery on a digital platform. Three Emmy® Awards for Digi...

Nashwa Al Ruwaini aims to tackle Arab stereotypes

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Nashwa Al Ruwaini aims to tackle Arab stereotypes through initiatives launched during MEIFF 2008Nashwa Al Ruwaini, recently returned from Los Angeles after launching MOST at the Paley Center for Media, aims to tackle Arab stereotypes in the Western media through several initiatives launched during the second Middle East International Film Festival. Among them is MOST, short for Muslims on Screen and Television, which aims to shed light on the image of Muslims in the Arab World, especially in the...

Thoughts on 2008 Dubai International Film Festival.

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Held from December 11th-18th in Dubai’s luxurious Madinat Jemeirah’s conference center embedded in an upscale tourist resort with screening in other venues, the Dubai film festival is racing to be number one in the region. Catering to about 750 official participants who attended as guests and numerous other professionals, the program featured 181 films from 66 countries. More than 20 well attended industry events and panels were held ranging from marketing and distribution issues to cas...

NEWSLETTER N° 397: January 7, 2009

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Contact the Editor of the site, Advertise on the sites. Publish your video on fest21.com Follow this link if you cannot read the newsletter properly OPEN YOUR FESTIVAL BLOG ON fest21.com "450 festivals have joined the new Myspace and Youtube for professionnals!..." 10 Great reasons to open yours, Publication tips   PROMOTE YOUR FILM ON ...

NEWSLETTER N° 396: December 31, 2008

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Contact the Editor of the site, Advertise on the sites. Publish your video on fest21.com Follow this link if you cannot read the newsletter properly OPEN YOUR FESTIVAL BLOG ON fest21.com "450 festivals have joined the new Myspace and Youtube for professionnals!..." 10 Great reasons to open yours, Publication tips...

Tsui Hark, Rachid Bouchareb and Terry Gilliam honoured in Dubai

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The Dubai International Film Festival today honoured two of its three 2008 Lifetime Achievement Awards recipients in a special press conference.   Tsui Hark, a major Hong Kong filmmaker, and Rachid Bouchareb, an Algerian-French director, were present to discuss their work with the audience.   Terry Gilliam, the third honouree, attended DIFF earlier in the week and received his award in a special award ceremony on December 12.   Moderator Simon Fiel...

Dubai International Film Festival Wrapped most successful edition ever

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As the curtain falls on the landmark fifth edition of the Dubai International Film Festival (DIFF), the foremost cultural event on Dubai's yearly calendar, organizers have released figures that indicate that the 2008 event was the most successful yet.   A total of 47 500 movie-goers streamed into DIFF's screenings as of Wednesday, December 17, representing a significant increase in festival attendance over 2007. Coveted seats went in a flash, particularly for the festival's Gala...

Dubai International Film Festival Awards

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The Dubai International Film Festival (DIFF) drew to a close last night with a stunning award ceremony to recognize the best films in the festival and in the AsiaAfrica and Arab Muhr Competitions. The Muhr Awards was expanded this year to include a new AsiaAfrica segment, which embraces films from emerging markets. Some of the entries were submitted from Afghanistan, Turkey, Cameroon and Kazakhstan. The Muhr Awards for Excellence in Arab Cinema was strong than ever this year, with an incr...

Tsui Hark, Rachid Bouchareb and Terry Gilliam honoured in Dubai

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The Dubai International Film Festival today honoured two of its three 2008 Lifetime Achievement Awards recipients in a special press conference. Tsui Hark, a major Hong Kong filmmaker, and Rachid Bouchareb, an Algerian-French director, were present to discuss their work with the audience. Terry Gilliam, the third honouree, attended DIFF earlier in the week and received his award in a special award ceremony on December 12. Moderator Simon Field stated: "The idea of the Lifetime Achievement ...

NEWSLETTER N° 394: December 17, 2008

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