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NEWSLETTER N° 440: November 12, 2009

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.............WELCOME TO OUR NEWSLETTER N° 440: November 12, 2009 Follow this LINK if you cannot read the newsletter properly Contact the Editor, Advertise on the sites. How to use FestivalExpress our new online submission suite for festivals and filmmakers. THE NEXT FESTIVAL DAILIES ON FEST21.COM AFI Fest, Fort Lauderdale, Cairo Fest, Festival d'Arra...

Hollywood Launches Site to Scout Next Blockbuster Movie

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Throughout movie history, the most critically acclaimed, award winning, blockbuster movies have been based on true stories or events. Hollywood once depended on a closed network of producers to identify potential stories for securing the TV/film rights for development and production, but times have changed and the new media age has found that Hollywood power-execs are reaching out across the web to discover amazing stories and scripts from anyone. TVFilmRights.com has been launched as the pre...

Animacor 09 awards

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V - Animation International Festival ran from 2 - 7 November in Cordoba | Spain Animacor'09 jury was composed by Juan Padrón, Arthur Qwak, Ricardo Ramón González y Jez Hall gave the following prizes Best feature film to Immigrants-L.A. Dolce Vita, from Gàbor Csupo; First short film award to Mei Ling, from Sthéphanie Lansaque and François Leroy; Second short film award to Madagascar, carnet de voyage, from Bastien Dubois Third short film award to Ex - E.T, from Beno...

Ninth Hungarian Film Fest of LA Kicks Off with "Chameleon"

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          Hungarian films lined up at an annual Los Angeles film festival for already the ninth time in order to remind Hollywood of its Hungarian roots. Bunyik Entertainment presented a Krisztina Goda film, "Chameleon", the official Hungarian foreign-language submission for the 82nd Academy Awards on the opening night of this year's festival at Laemmle's Monica 4-Plex in Santa Monica, on November 5.  The famous Hungarian-American filmma...

An Interview with Hungarian Film Producer Gábor Kálomista

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Gábor Kálomista is the president of the Association of Hungarian Producers. He produced over 20 movies and one of his latest is "Chameleon", directed by Krisztina Goda. The movie has been selected as the official Hungarian entry for the 82nd Academy Awards and is also in competition for the 67th Golden Globe Awards. "Chameleon" will be screened at the opening night of the 9th Hungarian Film Festival of Los Angeles starting on November 5, 2009. 1) "A Country Stabbed in the Heart", "Immigrants...

An Interview with Hungarian Film Producer Gábor Kálomista

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Gábor Kálomista is the president of the Association of Hungarian Producers. He produced over 20 movies and one of his latest is "Chameleon", directed by Krisztina Goda. The movie has been selected as the official Hungarian entry for the 82nd Academy Awards and is also in competition for the 67th Golden Globe Awards. "Chameleon" will be screened at the opening night of the 9th Hungarian Film Festival of Los Angeles starting on November 5, 2009. 1) "A Country Sta...

The Global Film Village: HENRY JAGLOM’S NEW PLAY “JUST 45 MINUTES FROM BROADWAY”

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by Marla Lewin”Henry Jaglom known for his numerous independent films has written a new play, 45 MINUTES FROM BROADWAY premiered on October 17 at the Edgemar theatre. Director Gary Imhoff says it is Henry’s best writing yet, and we have to agree.This is the story of a mostly Jewish extended family, The Isaacs. There’s a little Irish, some Italian and a bit of Chickasaw thrown into the mix. George Isaacs (AKA Grisha), the patriarch, was a third-generation star of the Yiddish theatre as a ...

AFM 09 announces its seminars and conferences program

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The 2009 American Film Market today announced its schedule of seminars and conferences to be held between Nov. 4 and 11. Celebrating its 30th year, the AFM will showcase panels on film financing opportunities, local and international distribution trends, marketing strategies and digital technologies. The sessions will include film executives, producers, writers, directors, distributors, financiers and attorneys. This year’s seminars and conferences will include the annual “AFM Finance Co...

AFM 09 announces seminars and conferences

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The 2009 American Film Market today announced its schedule of seminars and conferences to be held between Nov. 4 and 11. Celebrating its 30th year, the AFM will showcase panels on film financing opportunities, local and international distribution trends, marketing strategies and digital technologies. The sessions will include film executives, producers, writers, directors, distributors, financiers and attorneys. This year’s seminars and conferences will include the annual “AFM Finance Confer...

Complete AFI Festival Lineup Announced

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AFI FEST 2009 presented by Audi today announced the complete lineup of films for the 23rd edition of the Festival, including the Closing Night Gala, Centerpiece Screening, Tributes and Special Presentations.The complete program line-up for AFI FEST 2009 presented by Audi is as follows:GALAS/TRIBUTESFANTASTIC MR. FOX (Opening Night Gala, North American Premiere) Cast: George Clooney, Meryl Streep, Jason Schwartzman, Bill Murray, Wally Wolodarsky, Eric Anderson, Michael Gambon, Willem Dafoe, Owen ...

The New York International Independent Film & Video Festival (NYIIFVF) NY line up

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The New York International Independent Film & Video Festival (NYIIFVF) dubbed "The Voice of Indie Film" will run October 22nd-29th, 2009 New Yorkers in need of an affordable yet satisfying indie film fix will be happy to hear that The New York International Independent Film & Video Festival (NYIIFVF) has announced their slate of films and red carpet premieres. NYIIFVF runs from October 22nd-29th in Manhattan and will showcase a diverse range of features, shorts, documen...

The New York International Independent Film & Video Festival (NYIIFVF) NY line up

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New Yorkers in need of an affordable yet satisfying indie film fix will be happy to hear that The New York International Independent Film & Video Festival (NYIIFVF) has announced their slate of films and red carpet premieres. NYIIFVF runs from October 22nd-29th in Manhattan and will showcase a diverse range of features, shorts, documentaries and animations from all over the globe.  The opening night networking party and awards ceremony take place on Thursday, October 22nd at BLVD (199 Bowery) f...

Hola Mexico Film Festival 2009 highlights

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Hola Mexico Film Festival 2009 Film List• 9 contemporary feature films• 2 Documentaries• 2 Sexy/Comedias• 2 Family Films• 9 short films presented by IMCINE• 5 JULIO BRACHO films A TRIBUTE TO MEXICOOPENING NIGHT FILM:SIN NOMBREDIR. CARY FUKUNAGA (MEXICO/USA 2009, 96MIN, 35MM)SPANISH WITH ENGLISH SUBTITLESCAST: EDGAR FLORES, DIANA GARCIA, PAULINA GAITAN AND TENOCH HUERTAMaking its world premiere at the 2009 Sundance Film Festival, Sin Nombre is an epic dramatic thriller from award-winn...

Voice of Jerusalem

Director: Ofer naim.
Those who remember Jerusalem in its splendor have called it the city of gold. It is a city remembered for its glorious past but with no future. Instead of dealing with the present, people remain involved in the past. This is what stands in the way of Jerusalem’s survival. What happened to “Jerusalem of Gold”? Is there any hope or solution to the problems surrounding Jerusalem? Which of the three religions should have the right to control Jerusalem? Should Jerusalem be the capital city? Maybe all that is happening in Jerusalem stems from the ”Jerusalem Syndrome” that causes one to lose touch with reality and ones stability. Did Israel and Jerusalem’s leaders suffer from this syndrome as well? This movie tries to answer many of these questions talking to a number of people from various walks of life in this unique city and through the many songs sung longingly about this city, over time.

CHAMELEON

Director: Krisztina GODA.

 

Gábor is an office cleaner. Wearing overalls and a baseball hat, he seems insignificant. Working on the night shift, Gábor rarely has any contact with his employers, yet he learns everything about them by thoroughly analyzing their garbage. Since he is almost invisible, nobody suspects that Gábor is, in fact, a con man who carefully chooses his victims by the trash they leave behind. His targets are mostly disillusioned, lonely women. In a few months he destroys all their romantic illusions by taking all their savings. Having an unusually high IQ and an ability to assume various personalities, Gábor is an expert in manipulation. When he gets a job at a psychologist's office, Gábor meets Hanna, an injured dancer who happens to be the daughter of a millionaire. Insecure and vulnerable, Hanna seems to be the perfect victim. Gábor pretends to be a doctor who can cure her body and her soul, an irresistible offer for a desperate woman. Everything goes according to plan until Gábor falls in love with Hanna and has to make a hard decision between her and the money.

Feel Good Festival Highlights

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THE FEEL GOOD FILM FESTIVAL RETURNS TO EGYPTIAN THEATRE FRIDAY, AUGUST 7 THROUGH SUNDAY, AUGUST 9, 2009 ROCK SLYDE ANNOUNCED AS OPENING NIGHT GALA PRESENTATION FULL FESTIVAL LINEUP ANNOUNCED ED ASNER WILL BE SUBJECT OF TRIBUTE LOS ANGELES, CA July 17, 2009 - The 2009 Feel Good Film Festival (FGFF) announces it will return to the Egyptian Theatre in Hollywood Friday, August 7 through Sunday, August 9. The three-day event once again will feature films aimed at both adult and family audience...

Zero Film Festival FAQ

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I'm a zero budget filmmaker who went out and shot a film that was completely original, and I broke all the rules along the way. I've been submitting to all the big festivals and two months later get a Dear John. Should I risk another 40 green ones on your festival? Answer: Dear Filmmaker, Zero Film Festival was designed for YOU. If this is a zero budget film festival, then you know we're broke, why are you charging us submission fees!?? Answer: It's our goal to make sure every selected ...

2009 Swisscom Leopard of Honour 2009 to William Friedkin

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The Swisscom Leopard of Honour for the 62nd edition of the Locarno International Film Festival will be awarded to American director William Friedkin, and To Live and Die in L.A. (1985) starring William L. Petersen and Willem Dafoe will screen on the Piazza Grande to mark the occasion. A masterclass will also take place at the Spazio Cinema (Forum) and is open to the public. Born in 1935 in Chicago, William Friedkin made his directorial début with Good Times (1967), a musical starring Sonny & C...

How the Game Is Played: Lessons Learned in the Game of Life: An Interview with Stewart Peterson

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      Award-winning director and co-writer Forrest B. Peterson and award-winning producer and co-writer Stewart J. Peterson’s film How the Game Is Played: Lessons Learned in the Game of Life makes its Cannes debut with a screening on May 16th, 2009 at 9:00am, Palais E. The film will be apart of the 2009 Cannes Film Market, courtesy of ITN Distribution’s line-up.   How the Game Is Played: Lessons Learned in the Game of Life recounts the true story of twi...

Frankie D: An Interview with Rosemary Edelman

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By Nicole Holland Writer/Director/Producer Rosemary Edelman’s film lineage dates back to Hollywood’s Golden Age. Her father, Louis F. Edelman, produced some of the well-known classics: I’ll See You in My Dreams (Doris Day), Operation Pacific (John Wayne), The Big Trees (Kirk Douglas), The West Point Story (James Cagney, Doris Day), Once Upon a Time (Cary Grant), You Were Never Lovelier (Fred Astair, Rita Hayworth) and The Barbara Stanwyck Show. In addition, he wrote The Big ...

Los Angeles Film Festival additional programing

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the Los Angeles Film Festival, announced additional official film selections and programming for the 2009 Los Angeles Film Festival, presented by the Los Angeles Times. The Los Angeles Film Festival will run from Thursday, June 18 to Sunday, June 28. Louie Psihoyos’ The Cove and Rebecca Cammisa’s Which Way Home will be a part of the Free Screenings section.Walt Disney Pictures’ Ponyo will close this year’s Festival on Sunday, June 28 at 6:30 p.m. at the Mann Village Theater. From the A...

Honoring An Actor's Actor At Palm Beach FF

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When your career resume ranges from playing English royalty to an American patriarchal President, with a corrupt police captain and a Scottish pig farmer thrown in for good measure, you know you are talking about someone with a great range. That quality to perfectly personify a host of different types is the hallmark of great character actors. Among the best applying their craft to numerous film and television projects is the actor James Cromwell, who will be honored this evening with a Career...

Meet filmmakers at Smogdance Film Festival

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The Smogdance Film Festival will expand its program this year to include informal discussions with filmmakers, whose work will be screened during the three-day festival, April 24 to 26, at the historic Pomona Fox Theater in Pomona, California. Among the filmmakers scheduled to attend are Emmy Award-winning documentary filmmaker Saul Landau; director Paul Hendry (and most of his cast and crew) from the comedy, The Re-Bourne Identity; and Mexican director Alonso Alvarez Barreda, whose film, The St...

Annual Indian Film Festival of Los Angeles

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The 7th Annual Indian Film Festival of Los Angeles (IFFLA) announces the full schedule of films for the 2009 edition of the popular festival which runs April 21-26, including five feature films making their world premiere, five features making their U.S. premiere, and five features making their L.A. debut.Celebrating its 7th anniversary in a year where Indian cinema has come to the forefront both in the national and international consciousness, IFFLA has firmly established itself as the first an...

NEWSLETTER N° 406: March 11, 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 Quick summary of the changes on fest21.com include : - New look, easier navigation - Transfer of the Festival Directory database - The renowned ...

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