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21st London Latin American Film Festival

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The 21st London Latin American Film Festival 2011, 21 years old, iscoming of age at last!. This year's edition will present the best new feature films, documentaries and shorts from all over Latin America. It also includes a celebration of the 25 years of Havana Film School and the United Nations’ International Year of People of African Descent with films like the classic BBC Arena documentary Bahia of All the Saints.Next are talks, ground-breaking Q&As , toothsome Latin American food , da...

Legend of the Crystal Skulls (Also: Crystal Skull Legend)

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Director: Tilman Remme.
Legend of the Crystal Skulls investigates the 140 year old mystery of four infamous skulls that were carved out of rock crystal and that are kept at museums in Paris, London, Washington and in a private collection. Believed to have been one of the greatest archaeological discoveries ever made, the skulls have a spawned a world wide movement of skull devotees. The film investigates the true origin of the crystal skulls. With the help of modern science and meticulous documentary research, the film discovers that the crystal skulls were made in the 19th and 20th centuries, not in ancient Central America, and that they are thus part of one of the most elaborate archaeological hoaxes in history.

International Jury for SHOOTING STARS 2012 confirmed

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The 2012 jury for SHOOTING STARS - Europe's Best Young Actors - has now been finalised. The Danish actor Thure Lindhardt (Flame & Citron), the Dutch director Marleen Gorris (Within the Whirlwind), the Romanian producer Ada Solomon (Renovation), the German casting director Simone Bär (Inglourious Basterds) and the British film journalist Matt Mueller (Total Film) will be selecting Europe's ten best acting talents at the beginning of December for European Film Promotion's (EFP) SHOOTING STARS...

Future Shorts Festival will become the first ever global pop-up festival

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• From the creators of Secret Cinema • Anyone Anywhere can set up their own film festival• Filmmakers, audiences and festival partners come together to create the next generation film festivalLaunching in November, the Future Shorts Festival will become the first ever global pop-up festival, showcasing the most exciting short films from around the world. Anyone, anywhere can set up a screening and be part of a massive screening network and a powerful global community. The fe...

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 ...

Morelia International Film Festival wrapped

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The ninth edition of the Morelia International Film Festival drew to an end on October 25 after nine days of red carpets and fanfare. Notable guests such as Quentin Tarantino, Salma Hayek, and Gael Garcia Bernal made the trip to Morelia, a colonial city full of rich history and beautiful architecture in the state of Michoacan. Visitors also flocked to nearby Patzcuaro, which was named one of the 100 Historic World Treasure Cities by the United Nations. M...

Premiere Japan 2011 at Barbican 25-27 November: a preview

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  Premiere Japan 2011 is presented by the Embassy of Japan, with kind support from the Daiwa Anglo-Japanese Foundation, GB Sasakawa Foundation and the University of the Arts London. .  Now in its seventh year in London, Premiere Japan comes to the Barbican for the first time from 25 to 27 November, screening six of the best and most recent features and documentaries from Japan. Highlights include Locarno Film Festival winner, Tokyo Park featuring rising star Haruma M...

Malatya Film Festival Highlights the Best Films of the Year

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2nd Malatya International Film Festival, held from 18th to 24th November 2011, will be screening a special selection of impeccable movies under the title of ‘Panorama’.  Including the Dardenne Brother’s  ‘THE KID WITH A BIKE’ which shared the ‘Grand Jury Prix’ with Nuri Bilge Ceylan’s ‘ONCE UPON A TIME IN ANATOLIA’ at Cannes this year, the Festival will also be showcasing the critically acclaimed other samples of the World Cinema.   With the support of the Malaty...

London Latin American Film Festival

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Welcome to the 21st London Latin American Film Festival 2011 . At 21 years old this year, we are coming of age at last! This year’s LLAFF celebrates 25 years of Havana International TV and Film School , presenting the highlights from the past quarter century of one of the most influential of Cuban cultural institutions, alongside the best of this year’s films, which reflect the changing priorities of Cuba’s young filmmakers.With 2011 being the United Nations International Year of People o...

The nominations for the 14th annual Moët British Independent Film Awards

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The nominations and jury members for the 14th annual Moët British Independent Film Awards were announced today, Monday 31 October at St Martins Lane, London by Helen McCrory.   Joint Directors, The Moët British Independent Film Awards' Johanna von Fischer & Tessa Collinson said: "This year's nominees really highlight the immense wealth of British talent in this country today.  We are incredibly proud that the Awards have grown to a level that garners attention worldwide...

Vancouver International Film Festival Awards

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The 30th annual Vancouver International Film Festival concluded its 16-day run on Friday, October 14th. The winners of two juried awards, and five audience awards were announced prior to the screening of The Kid With a Bike by Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne at the Visa Screening Room at The Vogue. The Dragons and Tigers Award was announced previously. JURIED AWARDS The Canadian Images jury announced two awards. The jury included Beth Barrett, program manager of the Seattle International Film F...

Emmy Awards nominees announced

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Nominations for the 39th International Emmy® Awards were announced today by The International Academy of Television Arts & Sciences at a Press Conference at Mipcom. There are 40 nominees in 10 categories. The full list of Nominees follows this release. Winners will be announced at a Black-Tie Ceremony on November 21, 2011 at the Hilton New York Hotel.Nominations span a record 20 countries: Argentina, Australia, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Chile, China, Colombia, France, Germany, Japan, Malaysia, M...

Stockholm's spotlights Love Stories this year

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The 22nd edition of Stockholm International Film Festival, 9-20 november will be screening 173 films from 44 countries. Visiting directors include Whit Stillman, Alejandro González Iñárrit, Sean Durkin and Joachim Trier.  Stockholm Lifetime Award will be awarded to Isabelle Huppert. Love is an eternal theme where every new film generation creates their own interpretations. The way love is depicted is an essential reflection of our time and society. With inspiration from our Visison...

G-Technology Driven Creativity Competition – The Results

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We are delighted to announce that the winner of the second annual G-Technology Driven Creativity Competition 2011, and a prize of €5,000 and a G-SPEED Q drive, is Amateur Film Entry, 'We Miss You' by student filmmakers Steffen Wilhelm (Producer), Sebastian Bandel (Producer), and Hanna Maria Heidrich (Director). The judges favourite, their short film embodies the creative spirit of the competition, focusing on the relationship between humans and nature by asking: What if nature misses us or do...

BFI London festival awards We need to talk about Kevin

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    The 55th BFI London Film Festival announced the winners at its high profile awards ceremony at London's LSO St Luke's October 26th.    Hosted by Marcus Brigstocke, the four awards were presented by some of the most respected figures in the film world.   BEST FILM: WE NEED TO TALK ABOUT KEVIN, directed by Lynne Ramsay Celebrating the most original, intelligent and distinctive filmmaking in the Festival, the Best Film award, ...

Miramax announces Immersion program with Doha Film Institute

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Summer Media Immersion Program is Opportunity to Work with Miramax Executives and Gain Valuable Entertainment Industry Knowledge  Miramax today announced its Media Immersion Program, a summer internship opportunity for the university-level students of Qatar to work with Miramax executives in the Company’s Los Angeles or London offices.  The goal of the internship is for students to gain considerable experience working in entertainment and media.  The inaugural program, created in partnershi...

October Newsletter Update

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Suddenly, Paris has become a lot colder and it’s fair to say that autumn is definitely here to stay. Luckily though ÉCU hasn’t been spending much time in Paris at all this month! The first adventure abroad was when ÉCU went to Raindance in London in October to check out what is going on with Independent cinema on the other side of the channel. Almost straight away, the team was off again to host “ÉCU in Georgia”, which was a huge success. ÉCU was very proud to take some of its f...

Focus on the London Latin American Film Festival 2011

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  21ST LONDON LATIN AMERICAN FILM FESTIVAL 18-27 NOVEMBER 2011 Welcome to the 21st London Latin American Film Festival  2011 . At 21 years old this year, we are coming of age at last! This year's LLAFF celebrates 25 years of Havana International TV and Film School , presenting the highlights from the past quarter century of one of the most influential of Cuban cultural institutions, alongside the best of this year's films, which reflect the changing priorities of Cuba's young fi...

11th annual Producers Lab filmmakers selected

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Film Independent, the non-profit arts organization that produces the Film Independent Spirit Awards and Los Angeles Film Festival has announced the filmmakers and projects selected for its 11th annual Producers Lab. Sponsored by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, the seven-week program takes place in Los Angeles and is designed to help producers improve their craft, and move their current projects into production in a nurturing, yet challenging creative environment. Film Independent has also awarde...

Vicky Mathers, ÉCU alumni talks about her film "Stanley Pickle" and life post-ÉCU!

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Hi Vicky! ÉCU here. We’ve never met, but your film ‘Stanley Pickle’ won the prize for ‘Best Student Film’ and we all absolutely loved it. How did you find out about ÉCU in the first place? I found out about ÉCU by searching for festivals in Paris- from the website it looked really active, and that's what drew me to it. Then I read more about it to discover it clearly had a great reputation so naturally I sent in Stanley Pickle. What’s happened to Stanley since April ...

The BUFF Blog (October 2011)

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“Charles Thompson is a Godsend. I’m fortunate to have started out in media under the tutelage of Charles almost a decade ago now. I was there when Screen Nation was in its infancy and I’m privileged to still be a part of it all albeit as a supporter of this year’s event where another of my mentors (Menelik Shabazz) will be rightly honoured also. I have a lot of time for Charles who in turn has shown a lot of time for me and for so many people in the film industry who would’ve taken g...

Vancouver VIFF 2011 Award Winners

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The 30th annual Vancouver International Film Festival concluded its 16-day run on Friday, October 14th. The winners of two juried awards, and five audience awards were announced prior to the screening of The Kid With a Bike by Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne at the Visa Screening Room at The Vogue. The Dragons and Tigers Award was announced previously.   JURIED AWARDS      The Canadian Images jury announced two awards. The jury included Beth Barrett, program manager of the Seattle Inter...

A Shaded View on Fashion Film Awards

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  Announcing the Winners of the 4th Edition of the Festival: ‘A Shaded View on Fashion Film'   In a rapturous awards ceremony held on the opening night of Diane Pernet's three-day international festival A Shaded View On Fashion (ASVOFF), nine ‘fashion films' were bestowed upon winners with gongs and prizes followed by a moving performance at the official venue of ASVOFF 4 in Paris, the Centre Pompidou.  Over the weekend, ASVOFF electrified enthusiasts of both fashion a...

Lea and Daria

Director: Branko Ivanda.
LEA & DARIA is inspiring true story about two thirteen-year-old girls who were, on the eve of World War II, great dancing and acting stars in Zagreb. Selling out theatre venues, they were praised in the most superb headlines by the Croatian and European press. They were filmed by Parisian Pathe and Berlin’s UFA… During the Nazi persecution of Jews and the later German nationals’ flight from communists, a dramatic friendship was born through entertainment, dance, but also anxiety. This led towards an unexpected end.

London BFI opens with 360 gala presentation tonight

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A dynamic and moving study of love in the 21st century from the director of The Constant Gardener. Combining impeccable filmmaking credentials and an intriguing premise, 360 is a dynamic and moving roundelay of love in the 21st century. Director Fernando Meirelles (City of God, The Constant Gardener, Blindness) and writer Peter Morgan (The Queen, Frost/Nixon) give us a distinctly modern take on Arthur Schnitzlerís classic play Reigen (La Ronde), the starting point for this interloc...
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