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The London Palestine Film Festival 2012 highlights

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Barbican FilmThe London Palestine Film Festival 2012 Friday 20 April – Wednesday 25 Aprilbarbican.org.uk/film Box Office: 0845 120 7527www.palestinefilm.orgFrom Friday 20 April to Wednesday 25 April, the London Palestine Film Festival returns to the Barbican. Opening with the UK Premiere of Sameh Zoabi’s debut feature, Man Without a Cellphone, the 2012 festival showcases more than 40 works, including a rare journey into the British imperial film archives, Susan Sontag’s striking 1974 film ...

I Will Tell International Film Festival 2012 CALL FOR ENTRY

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  The I Will Tell 2012 Call For Entry is open. Send in your entries ASAP. Deadline is 30 March 2012 for a chance to win up to GBP3,500.  http://www.iwilltell.com/festival11/callforentry.html   I Will Tell is an exciting and innovative film festival that is welcoming to filmmakers from around the world, with a limited amount of funding to cover travel and accomodation costs for visiting filmmakers.  Previous winners include BURMA VJ, PRAY THE DEVIL BACK T...

Live Your Dream

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The theme for this year's I Will Tell film festival is an exciting and scary one. Living Your Dreams takes us a notch above Dreaming the Dream and stretches us to be more specific about the dream for our lives rather than the make-believe fairy tale that is often shoved down our throats from a variety of otherwise well-meaning individuals and organisations. Living the dream means being prepared to sacrifice time, money, relationships, sometimes reputation and respectability. Living y...

2012 Tribeca Film Festival Announces Film Selections For Spotlight And Cinemania Sections And Special Screenings

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The Tribeca Film Festival (TFF), presented by American Express, today announced its feature film selections in the Spotlight and Cinemania sections, as well as Special Screenings and the Tribeca/ESPN Sports Film Festival lineup. The 11th edition of the Festival will take place from April 18 to April 29 in New York City. The Spotlight section screens 34 films, 22 narratives and 12 documentaries that demonstrate the breadth of films at the Tribeca Film Festival. Nineteen films in the selection wi...

Dr. Ray and the Devils

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Before I write more about Serbian film premier on the International Film Festival FEST 2012 I would like to present you Dinko Tucaković, Serbian film director, film historian, critic, essayist and the principal of Belgrade’s Kinoteka (Yugoslav Film Archive). This time he made rather interesting film with great care and distinctive humor depicting the old communist state of mind in Yugoslavia in 60s. The film’s called,  Dr. Ray and the Devils (Doktor Rej i đavoli)  film that closed the ...

The UniFrance Rendez Vous with French Cinema will be hosted both in London and Edinburgh

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  RENDEZ-VOUS WITH FRENCH CINEMA uniFrance films announce the full line up for 2012's RENDEZ-VOUS WITH FRENCH CINEMA, featuring eight avant-premieres, hosted across five cinemas within London and Edinburgh.  The festival will run from March 21st-24th in London and from March 23rd-25th in Edinburgh.   All films featured in the festival's programme will be released in the UK in the coming months.   Opening with BELOVED on Wednesday March 21st, at London's Curzon Soho,...

Inaugural Sundance London unveils program of 14 films that premiered in Park City

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  Sundance Institute and The O2 announced today the programme of 14 narrative and documentary feature films that will make their UK premieres at the inaugural Sundance London festival, taking place at The O2 from 26-29 April. These films premiered in January at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah – the premier independent film festival in the United States.  “I welcome the opportunity to see how people in the UK experience these films,” said Robert ...

Kinoteka Polish Film Festival Opens in London

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  Fans of Polish cinema are in for a fortnight of fun, as the 10th Kinoteka Polish Film Festival opens on March 8th and runs through the 22nd at various venues in London, with some additional screenings taking place in Edinburgh and Belfast. The festival will showcase a wide variety of work by contemporary filmmakers in its New Polish Cinema programme, including features, animation and documentaries, as well as a selection of classics. The opening night gala will present Malgo...

Le Havre - liberté and égalité

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Veteran French actor André Wilms, guest of the International Film Festival FEST 2012 in Belgrade has delighted journalists and Belgrade audience with his vital, remarkable and high-spirited energy. The star of, must be over 50 films by now, including Le Havre, the Cannes FIPRESCI Prize winner directed by Finish film director Aki Kaurismäki sounds as he’s getting tired of acting (Le Havre won FIPRESCI Award on International Film Festival FEST 2012 as well).     ...

Human Rights Watch Film Festival preview

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The 16th edition of the Human Rights Watch Film Festival will be presented in London from 21-30 March, 2012. The international feature programme includes 15 documentaries and 4 dramas, from Afghanistan, Bolivia, Bulgaria, Cambodia, the Canary Islands, Ethiopia, Iraq, Italy, Lebanon, the Maldives, Pakistan, Palestine, Paraguay, Russia, Switzerland, Ukraine and the USA. Many of the films will be followed by Q&A sessions with filmmakers, and some by panel discussions with experts and film subjects....

1st Argentine Film Festival in London launching this april

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With a reputation for producing some of the most exciting films in Latin America, get ready for fireworks this April as Argentine cinema comes to London with its very own festival.A new generation of passionate, assured, filmmakers have taken their Argentine essence and mix of European influences to craft unique features that show an undiscovered side to Argentina.Expect mesmerising debuts, captivating documentaries and some unseen gems from Argentina’s silent era, together with live music, Ma...

BUFF BLOG (FEBRUARY 2012)

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In a little over 4 months from now, this year’s British Urban Film Festival line-up will be decided. Another year consuming, digesting and deliberating on hours of output, private screenings and submissions will come to a head and the UK’s buffest films (otherwise known as the sweet 16) will be offered to the public for due consideration at BUFF 2012, the 7th such occasion, with each festival seemingly surpassing itself in profile and prestige year on year. And so it goes without saying th...

BUFF BLOG (January 2012)

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The first month of Olympic year in London has not failed to disappoint in terms of celebrating the best of British. At the time of publication of this blog came news that the network television premiere of ‘Sus’ – co-produced by and starring Clint Dyer attracted 600,000 viewers on BBC 1, dominating all TV viewing at the time of broadcast (which at 11.15pm is quite impressive). Previous BUFF blogs and the festival in general have championed the likes of films like ‘Sus’ and will conti...

Beijo de Morena (Brunette Kiss)

Director: Edilberto Restino.
What if you could change the History with a single shot? In this sci-fi alternative reality WW2, a German soldier tells to his grandson how he killed Hitler. Through his eyes we recover the hidden reality of History. But had things happened the way he remembers it or perhaps the fabric of memory is mixed with the fabric of time itself? Brunette Kiss is Best Director Award winner at Rob Know film festival,Best Visual Award at Limelight Film Awards, London 2010 and Grand Prix award winner, Best Art Design and Best Performance in a film winner at EOTP International Film Festival 2011. A Brunette Kiss is the second chapter of Edilberto Restino's series. The first chapter, Red Letter, won 9 international film festivals.

TERRACOTTA FESTIVAL ANNOUNCES NEW DATES, NEW LOGO AND A ‘FRIDAY 13th: TERROR COTTA NIGHT’ FOR 2012

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The 4th edition of Terracotta Far East Film Festival will take place in London April 12th – April 15th 2012 and will continue its support of films and emerging film-makers from across the Far East.   Terracotta Far East Film Festival curates and exhibits a selection of films from Asia which are hand-picked from the best of each years vintage.   Happily returning to the Prince Charles Cinema, in the centre of Chinatown, London, the festival is in a perfect location for an event ...

Camela Galano, former President of New Line International and Warner Bros. Acquisitions, launches new sales company

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  Slate Includes OPEN GRAVE from Atlas Independent and Academy Award ® Winner Julian Fellowes' ROMEO AND JULIET Camela Galano, the former President of New Line International and Warner Bros. International Film Acquisitions, announced today the formation of her new international sales company Speranza13 Media.  The new company, which specializes in international sales and financing launches with a slate including: Atlas Independent's OPEN GRAVE, directed by visionar...

Human Rights Watch Film Festival announces line-up

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Human Rights Watch Film Festival  London, 21-30 March  ff.hrw.org   19 Films Address Economic Inequality and Consequences Worldwide (London, 10 February 2012) – The 16th edition of the Human Rights Watch Film Festival will be presented in London from 21-30 March, 2012, Human Rights Watch said today. The international feature programme includes 15 documentaries and 4 dramas, from Afghanistan, Bolivia, Bulgaria, Cambodia, the Canary Islands, Ethiopia, Iraq, Ita...

Project 11

Director: Vikas Chandra (along with 10 Co-Directors).
11 Directors. 11 Cities. 1 Film. Project 11 is a gripping edge-of-the-seat thriller that completely blurs the line between the real and the virtual world The film is about Project 11, a cult underground video game, in which no one has ever gone beyond level 11. 11 avid gamers across the world are racing to cross it. What they don’t realize that they could be playing the last game of their lives. On November 11, at precisely 11:11:11 am, when a Japanese housewife dies while playing the game in Tokyo, all hell breaks loose. In a battle of man vs machine, will the gamers survive, or will the game kill them all…

Madame Tussauds Sydney unveils first ever side-by-side wax figure with Dannii Minogue

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Madame Tussauds Sydney unveils first ever side-by-side wax figure with Dannii Minogue DANNII, MEET DANNII Madame Tussauds Sydney unveils first ever side-by-side wax figure with Dannii Minogue Melbourne, Thursday, 9 February 2012: Today, Australia’s much loved TV personality, author and fashion designer, Dannii Minogue was introduced to her double in Australia’s first ever side-by-side wax figure reveal. Dannii is most recently known for her judging and mentoring...

Gary Lucas European Solo Tour Re-cap January 2012

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Played solo acoustic on National Basque Radio Euskadi in Bilbao Spain Jan 14th   Performed Jan. 15th  with my Spanish "Dracula" project at Bilbao's Musiketan Festival in Sala BBL-- sold-out show--http://garylucas.com/www/dracula   Sold out my Captain Beefheart Symposium two nights in a row at Liverpool's Philharmonic Hall Jan. 2oth and 21st!!: http://garylucas.com/www/capt   3 reviews from Liverpool Captain Beefhear...

Fantasporto 2012 honors Bram Stoker the creator of the gothic novel "Dracula" who died 100 years ago

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  100 YEARS SINCE THE DEATH OF BRAM STOKER   Bram Stoker died 100 years ago and Fantasporto 2012 honors the creator of the gothic novel "Dracula". There were very few stories left behind by a writer that was adapted to cinema so often. Bu one of his texts became world famous. A novel and from this novel emerged one of the most distinguishable characters of all: Count Dracula. Despite not being the first vampire story ever written, it was surely the one that gave...

Career homage to British director Michael Hodges

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CAREER AWARD FOR MIKE HODGES     40 YEARS “GET CARTER” IN FANTASPORTO 2012   The Winner of Fantasporto in 1990 with "Black Rainbow" in the categories of Best Film and Best Actress (Rosanna Arquette), Mike Hodges, one of the most important British filmmakers, comes to Fantasporto 2012 to receive the Career Award. The director and writer who says that " films must have a soul and express the difficult truths of the human condition&quo...

Filmmakers Fire Up For Tropfest’s 20th Birthday!

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Movie Extra Tropfest Australia today announces the 15 lucky filmmakers who will light up screens across the nation for Tropfest’s 20th competition. Finalists include second generation filmmaker Matilda Brown, Damian McLindon, director of the self-help documentary The Secret, and Tropfest’s youngest ever finalist, 16 year old star of the Foxtel hit series ‘Tangled’, Eva Lazzaro. For the second year, Tropfest fans have the opportunity to choose the 16th Finalist that will premiere at the ...

Read the entire list of NYIIFVF's success stories

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Below is a list of films that have achieved success through exhibition at our festival. Many of our films have our festival's laurels on their box art in US video stores. Where the river runs...goes to Cannes with Stuart Salter   Racing Daylight (Starring David Strathairn) Picked up and released by Vanguard Cinema Ghost Adventures. Festival award helps launch their own TV series of the same name on The Travel Channel Down The Barrel (Surfing Documantary) Showed o...

27th SBIFF World Premier of 'NOTHING LIKE CHOCOLATE' (2012)

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    SBIFF PRESS 27th SBIFF held its World Premier of 'NOTHING LIKE CHOCOLATE' (2012) Sunday, Jan. 29th at the Lobero Theatre. SYNOPSIS: 'NOTHING LIKE CHOCOLATE' tells the moving story of anarchist chocolatier, Mott Green, founder of the Grenada Chocolate Company, as he pursues his unique vision to create the best chocolate in the world, ethically and taste-wise. Along with farmers such as Nelice Stewart, this tree-to-bar chocolate factory -- the smallest in the world...
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