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Notes From The New World - Trailer 1

 “Notes From The New World” (a feature length film) is a contemporary retelling of Dostoevsky’s novella which unfolds in Los Angeles of 2011 where dreams and harsh realities collide. It is a place where almost everyone spies on everyone else, and everyone seems to be playing a dangerous game. Steven is torn between the loves of two women, each of them pretending to be somebody else. The danger only intensifies ...

New theme "Changing Perspectives" for the Talent Campus

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The 10th edition of the Berlinale Talent Campus received applications from 4382 up-and-coming filmmakers from 137 countries. On February 11, 2012, the doors of the Theater "Hebbel am Ufer" will open for 350 selected participants during the 62nd Berlin International Film Festival. With the theme "Changing Perspectives", the Talent Campus offers this new generation of filmmakers a prominent programme featuring many Berlinale guests and international experts. In addition, these young filmmakers gai...

Indian Film Festival of Los Angeles welcomes Bollywood Icon SHAH RUKH KHAN

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  INDIAN FILM FESTIVAL OF LOS ANGELES WELCOMES BOLLYWOOD ICON SHAH RUKH KHAN                                   The Indian Film Festival of Los Angeles (IFFLA), Eros International, and Red Chillies Entertainment, hosted Bollywood icon Shahrukh Khan at a special screening of his latest movie RA.One on the eve of it...

2011 Nihilist Film Fest Returns to Echo Park Film Center

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For the twelfth year, the Nihilist Cultural Foundation presents the Nihilist International Film Festival.  This year's evening of films will be presented at the Echo Park Film Center.  The show will start at 8:00 pm on Friday, December 2. The festival includes two hours of short films from around the country and around the world.  The films range from troubling to hilarious, from profound to completely silly.  Pretty much, something for everyone (except children and clergy).   ...

Moviepilot.com launches with huge facebook film community

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New recommendation and discovery platform brings upcoming films to fans based on their taste, revolutionizing movie marketing. Site to launch with Facebook Fan community of more than five million worldwide. Moviepilot.com, a personal recommendation and discovery platform for upcoming movies and TV shows launches today, with the aim of ensuring movie fans discover the best upcoming releases suited to their tastes, offering a bold new approach to the way film studios operate their marketing cam...

NFDC FILM BAZAAR SHORTLISTS 6 PROJECTS FROM VENICE SCREENWRITERS LAB, SETS UP NEW MKT SECTION AT INTERNATIONAL FILM FEST,GOA

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NFDC FILM BAZAAR SHORTLISTS SIX, SETS UP NEW MARKET SECTION AT IFFI GOA 2011   NFDC's four day Film Bazaar at the International Film Festival in Goa (IFFI ) serves as a platform for producers, filmmakers and distributors from across the world to do business and expand their network. The Film Bazaar Screenwriters’ Lab 2011 held in partnership with Binger Filmlab, Netherlands and the Venice International Film Festival, Italy has announced six shortlisted projects selected durin...

"A.L.I.C.E." to have Hollywood premiere on Hollywood Boulevard!

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"A.L.I.C.E." will have its Hollywood premiere (after playing in 30 film fests on 6 continents) on November 20th, 2011 at 6pm at DIM MAK Studios (formerly Cinespace) on Hollywood Blvd. Admission is free.  "A.L.I.C.E." was shot in Los Angeles and Joshua Tree, CA with the generous support of Canon USA, Inc. because director Dawn Westlake is a Canon Platinum Filmmaker. The film stars Los Angeles-based actors Joey D'Auria, Aketza Lopez, Dawn Westlake and David Razows...

Fifty Is The New Thirty

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If one subscribes to the hype that 50 is the new 30, then a Pandora’s box of complications, mixed signals and confused messages arise. These are some of the themes explored in the insightful comedy ABOUT FIFTY (formerly titled FIFTY-NOTHING) which opened the 2011 edition of the Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival on Friday evening. The resonant film is a modern comedy that explores the simple truth that it’s never too late to start over again. Even at age 50. The action centers on tw...

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...

Werner Herzog at Film Independent Forum

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Werner Herzog deletes all of his unused footage when he's done making a movie. Why? 1: Storage takes up too much space; and 2) "A carpenter doesn't sit on his shavings either." This means that he doesn't have the option to go back and re-edit films. "I accept all my errors, and my films have many of them." You have to accept that the "child has a stutter, a squint, a limp." The great filmmaker delivered many gems and to a packed house of filmmakers and asp...

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Jeremy Podeswa, Don Roos, Patty Jenkins, and Nicole Holofcener at the 2011 Film Independent Forum in Los Angeles

CAMBOFEST, Cambodia Film Festival travels to New York City and beyond

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CAMBOFEST (www.cambofest.com), Cambodia's first international film festival event since the end of the Khmer Rouge regime - and Cambodia's only indie film festival! - celebrates its half-decade mark with a screening of shorts from its recent 4th edition in Manhattan, New York City in December.  CamboFest later continues its US tour with a stop in Los Angeles and other cities before moving on to Canada, Mexico, and other global host venues. The Manhattan event, hosted by New Filmmake...

Like Crazy Creative Team at Film Independent Forum

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The annual Film Independent Forum was held this weekend in Los Angeles. The goal of the 3 day event, filled with panels, lectures, Q & A sessions, screenings, and networking lunches, is to empower filmmakers "to take control of their projects." "Like Crazy," best picture pic at Sundance opened the event Friday night, one week before it opens limited release. A Q & A with the creative team followed the screening. A beautiful film about love, Film Indepe...

Fifty Is The New Thirty

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  If one subscribes to the hype that 50 is the new 30, then a Pandora’s box of complications, mixed signals and confused messages arise. These are some of the themes explored in the insightful comedy ABOUT FIFTY (formerly titled FIFTY-NOTHING) which opened the 2011 edition of the Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival on Friday evening. The resonant film is a modern comedy that explores the simple truth that it’s never too late to start over again. Even at age 50. The action cen...

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...

The Tokyo International film festival to support Tsunami victims

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24th TOKYO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL AIMS TO SUPPORT EARTHQUAKE AND TSUNAMI VICTIMS by Alex Deleon   Jūzō Itami  The Tokyo International film festival (TIFF) which came into being in 1985 and is now in its 24th edition forms, is, along with Pusan in neighboring Korea, what might be called the "one-two punch" of leading Asian film festivals. This festival started off slowly and was only held every other year between 1985 and 1991, but fi...

Free Event! Co-Producer Germany: How to Get Your Film Funded, Oct. 29 in Los Angeles

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SEE FEST filmmakers: Did you know that Germany is one of the biggest financial partners of South East European filmmakers? Or that Germans are some of the main distributors of SEE films?   Find out how you too can get German film funds for your next project, and all the ways that these funds can impact international production, in:    Co-Producer Germany: How to Get Your Film Funded Sat. Oct 29th at 12:30pm Goethe-Institut Los Angeles 5750 Wilshi...

German Currents Film Festival Oct. 26-30 in Los Angeles

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Mark your calendars! One of SEE FEST’s most important partners is screening new films from Germany and we want you to come!   From October 26 - 30, 2011, the Goethe-Institut Los Angeles presents the 5th annual German Currents Film Festival, showcasing the best of new German cinema. Screenings will be held at the Egyptian Theatre, the Aero Theatre and the Goethe-Institut L.A.   Opening night, Wed. Oct 26 at 7:30pm, don’t miss “Almanya”, directed by Jas...

The best of Spanish Cinema comes to Miami

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 The Recent Cinema from Spain exhibition series presents to Miami today's best films from Spain. Pa Negre, No tengas miedo, Primos, Héroes, Blackthorn, Tres metros sobre el cielo and 5 metros cuadrados are the Spanish films chosen for this exhibition. This Seventh Art showcase will feature appearances by leading figures in the Spanish film industry, who have contributed significantly to putting "Made in Spain" productions at the vanguard of filmmaking worldwide. An ini...

Submissions for SEE FEST 2012 are OPEN!

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Are you a filmmaker whose movie (feature, documentary, animated or short) is thematically tied to South East Europe? SEE Fest invites you to submit your film for the 2012 festival. Films from first-time directors qualify for the Best First Feature Film Award! Please mail the screener to our address at:  SEE FEST - Attn. Programming  7119 W. Sunset Blvd., Suite 306  Los Angeles, CA 90046  U.S.A.  SEE Fest 2012 dates: May 3-7, 2012 Submission Dead...

Sue Mengers a top Hollywood agent passes on

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   When i was a young actor starting out in New York , I was granted the privlege of meeting Sue Mengers and the advice she offered me was to take a chance on making it in Holywood.She told me to take 6 months in Hollywood and  to see what the result would be and if I got a lucky break to stay there.Well it took me 12 years to get to Hollywood from NY and I had an an opportunity to meet with Sue at a conference and we shared our meeting and her advice. We both laughed and ...

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.

The Iris Prize Winners 2011

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And the winner is: ·       I Don’t Want To Go Back Alone  (directed by Daniel Ribeiro, Brazil) - Iris Prize And the other winners are:  ·        The Red Bike (directed by Andrew Steggall) – Best UK Short ·        August (directed by Eldar Rapaport)- Iris Prize Best Feature Award ·        Murray Bartlett (Troy in August) Best Actor in a Feature ·        Allison Lane (Candy in Going Down In La-La Land) Best Actress in a Feature A short film about ...

A tribute to John Wayne from The Jules Verne Festival

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Jules Verne Festival creators Jean-Christophe Jeauffre and Frederic Dieudonne (http://www.julesverne.org) proudly announce the official tribute to John Wayne, welcoming to the stage the Wayne family, the cast of True Grit, the film that won him his Oscar, and special celebrity guests, among them actress and costar Kim Darby, a.k.a. Mattie Ross in True Grit and harmonica player Tommy Morgan (Rio Bravo, The Cowboys, Dances with Wolves, and more). Sons Patrick Wayne and Ethan Wayne will accept the...

Reeling hits 30, but refuses to grow old!

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Though Reeling is the second-oldest LGBT film festival in the world and has reached a milestone 30th anniversary, we're still thinking young and looking forward. Rather than the expected seriousness of retrospective screenings, we prefer to celebrate our anniversary by showcasing new and exciting work that continues to push boundaries and expand LGBT representation - the kind of work that the festival was founded to encourage.       Reeling's poster image this year - a kitten in ...

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