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The Campo Viejo Spanish Film Festival March 19th-30th 2008Irish Film Institute, Temple Bar.The annual Spanish Film Festival returns to the IFI from March 19th-30th 2008. Campo Viejo Spanish Film Festival covers ‘Spanish Films’ in very global terms, in that The IFI will showcase films from Mexico, Argentina, Uruguay aswell of course, films from Spain over the course of the festival. This year’s event sees new releases from actors-turned-directors Antonio Banderas (Summer Rain/El Camino de l...

French Film Festival UK - Introduction

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What better way to start the year than sailing down the Seine on a paquebot filled to the gunnels with buyers, sales agents, producers, actors, directors, journalists and others, all united by a common passion for French cinema? It marked the culmination of three hectic Parisian days in darkest January of deal-making, encounters and screenings. The tenth edition of the annual Rendezvous with French Cinema, organised by Unifrance, provides proof of the pride and pleasure the French take in promot...

South Bank show awards

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Full Nominations ListFilmThis Is EnglandAtonementControlComedyHot Fuzz (Working Title Films)Gavin and Stacey (BBC Three)Alan Carr Tooth Fairy LiveTV DramaDoctor Who (BBC One)The Mark of Cain (Channel 4)Boy A (Channel 4)TheatreSaint Joan at the National TheatreMacbeth at the Chichester Festival Theatre, then Gielgud The Masque of The Red Death at the Battersea Arts CentrePopArctic Monkeys for ‘Favourite Worst Nightmare’Radiohead for ‘In Rainbows’Linda Thompson for ‘Versatile Heart’Lit...

Indian film star Shahrukh Khan inaugurates 38 IFFI; Goa to "stay" as venue

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GOA, India, Nov 24, 2007: The 38th International Film Festival of India (IFFI-07) got off here with Bollywood actor Shahrukh Khan inaugurated the event late Friday. Politicians also pledged that India's premier festival would continue to be hosted in this small coastal state that New Delhi wants to build into an "Indian Cannes". Shahrukh Khan called IFFI a pride of the nation. Recognizing the contribution of the common citizen in raising the popularity of cinema, he said, "Let's d...

Indian film star Shahrukh Khan inaugurates 38 IFFI; Goa to "stay" as venue

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GOA, India, Nov 24, 2007: The 38th International Film Festival of India (IFFI-07) got off here with Bollywood actor Shahrukh Khan inaugurated the event late Friday. Politicians also pledged that India's premier festival would continue to be hosted in this small coastal state that New Delhi wants to build into an "Indian Cannes".Shahrukh Khan called IFFI a pride of the nation. Recognizing the contribution of the common citizen in raising the popularity of cinema, he said, "Let's dedicate the 38th...

Control rocks: a film review in B&W

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Manchester lad Ian Curtis (Sam Riley) drags himself up from his desk as a young employment agency officer to become the enigmatic lead singer of newly formed Joy Division in the 70s music scene. In the last few years of his short life, he marries his girlfriend Debbie (Samantha Morton), rises to fame and acclaim as writer and dynamic punk rock singer, fathers a baby girl, falls in love with a Belgian part-time journalist Annik (Alexandra Maria Lara) and struggles with epilepsy - until his tragic...

Interview with Anton Corbijn - Control

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The 70s UK band, Joy Division, was responsible for two life changing moments, photographer and Control director Anton Corbijn tells Jimmy Thomson when talking about his biopic of Joy Division’s ill-fated lead singer Ian Curtis.Photographer and rock music video director Anton Corbijn can credit British post-punk band Joy Division with two life-changing moments. The first was his decision to leave his native Holland to live and work in the UK, the second was as the subject of his first and highl...

Independence Days and other sections at Thessalonik

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INDEPENDENCE DAYS The Independence Days Section, now in its third year as part of the Thessaloniki International Film Festival, remains committed to showcasing independent and unique works and to discovering new filmmakers from all over the world. The section’s core program, a selection of films under the title ID-07, identifies this year’s aesthetic, political, geographical, political and thematic landscape of worldwide independent, decidedly non-mainstream film production. ID-07 is compris...

Interview With London Film Festival Artistic Director Sandra Hebron

Wednesday, October 17---------With the London Film Festival beginning its two week marathon of film premieres, special events, industry gatherings and, of course, parties, Festival Circuit Editor Sandy Mandelberger sat down with London Film Festival Artistic Director Sandra Hebron to get the scoop on this year's festivities. Hebron is the Artistic Director of bfi Film Festivals, responsible for both The Times bfi London Film Festival and the London Lesbian and Gay Film Festival. She began ...

Interview With LFF Artistic Director Sandra Hebron

Wednesday, October 17---------With the London Film Festival beginning its two week marathon of film premieres, special events, industry gatherings and, of course, parties, iLondon Film Festival Dailies Editor Sandy Mandelberger sat down with London Film Festival Artistic Director Sandra Hebron to get the scoop on this year's festivities. Hebron is the Artistic Director of bfi Film Festivals, responsible for both The Times bfi London Film Festival and the London Lesbian and Gay Film Festival....

Barbra Streisand Is Honored In France

Thursday, June 28------Legendary singer/actress/director Barbra Streisand performed her first-ever concert in France this week — and was rewarded with a medal of the Legion of Honor. Newly elected French President Nicolas Sarkozy honored the singer in a ceremony in Paris this evening at the Elysee Palace, the first time the new president had bestowed the honor upon anyone since he took over last month from Jacques Chirac. "You are the America that we love," Sarkozy announced at the ...

WorldFest Wraps its Big 40th with Davi's Dukes!

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Final Jury Decisions on all ten major Competition Categories. WorldFest-Houston, the 3rd longest-running International Film Festival in North America, celebrated the conclusion of its 40th annual independent film showcase with a Grand Awards Gala on April 28th and Closing Day Festivities on April 29th with a VIP NASA and Space Center Houston tour and Texas BBQ sponsored by The Houston Yacht Club and wrapped it up with Robert Davi's award winning directorial debut, The Dukes. (Chazz Palminteri,...

IFFS EUROPE 2007 Program & Agenda Wednesday April 18, 2007

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8:00 Networking Breakfast 8:45  Festival Retrospective, a Decade of Hindsight    This panel will examine what large festivals from around the world have gone through to get where they are today. This esteemed group of festivals will share what they consider to be critical factors in their festivals success, longevity, and where they see their organizations in the next five years. Moderator: Stuart Kemp, UK Bureau Chief, The Hollywood ReporterDespina Mouzaki, Director, Thessaloniki Film Fest...

IFFS Europe April 18 Program & Agenda

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Program for the Day 8:00 Networking Breakfast 8:45 Festival Retrospective, a Decade of Hindsight This panel will examine what large festivals from around the world have gone through to get where they are today. This esteemed group of festivals will share what they consider to be critical factors in their festivals success, longevity, and where they see their organizations in the next five years. Moderator: Stuart Kemp, UK Bureau Chief, The Hollywood ReporterDespina Mouzaki, Director, Thessal...

French Film Festival in the UK

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British cinemagoers see more French films on release now than they did a decade ago, but the French Film Festival UK (from 15 April to 4 May 2007) still has a vital role to play in throwing a spotlight on the vast majority of le cinéma français which never makes it across the Channel.
 
All the films in the festival in London, Manchester, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Aberdeen and Dundee do not as yet have a British distributor in place – but the aim is to make the industry more aware of the pote...

French Film Festival in the the UK

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British cinemagoers see more French films on release now than they did a decade ago, but the French Film Festival UK (from 15 April to 4 May 2007) still has a vital role to play in throwing a spotlight on the vast majority of le cinéma français which never makes it across the Channel.
 
All the films in the festival in London, Manchester, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Aberdeen and Dundee do not as yet have a British distributor in place – but the aim is to make the industry more aware of t...

REAL D has the world's largest 3-D platform 700 screens in 14 territories

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National Amusements Deploys over 50 Percent of Its Locations for the Digital 3D Opening of Disney's MEET THE ROBINSONS in REAL DAdding 20 new U.S. locations, National Amusements leaps ahead by installing REAL D Digital 3-D projection systems offering patrons the opportunity to enjoy the newest 3D technology for the March 30th opening of MEET THE ROBINSONSNational Amusements, Inc., a world leader in the motion picture exhibition industry operating more than 1,500 screens in the U.S., U.K., Latin ...

Indie Film Nation #065 for 12th December 2006

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Interviews with Matteo Ribaudo (USA) (director) of In the Name of My Father and AMillionDollarMovie.com plus Filmmaker of the week is Garath Crook (UK) of Graphic Quarter Click here to listen to the show Show Notes Industry News watch John Carpenter's Halloween on MySpace InDigEnt ceasing operations Tribeca Film Festival joins forces with ESPN for special sports program in the next year's festival Wesley Snipes gets arrested Richard (Donnie Darko) Kelly has finally finished Southland Tales for...

Single Shot is a multi-platform touring programme in the UK

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London Launch - 3rd November Single Shot - a major new initiative that provokes new ideas about the ways we view, interact with, and understand the moving image - launches in London on 3rd November 2006, the starting-point of a five-month tour of cities across England. Single Shot is a multi-platform touring programme of moving image works drawing on two distinct commissioning strands; a series of specially commissioned works by well-known artists working in film and video (including George Ba...

Single Shot is a multi-platform touring programme in the UK

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You Only Get One Shot…Leading British artists and exciting new talents seize the chance to make vibrant single-take pieces for multiple moving-image platformsLondon Launch - 3rd NovemberSingle Shot - a major new initiative that provokes new ideas about the ways we view, interact with, and understand the moving image - launches in London on 3rd November 2006, the starting-point of a five-month tour of cities across England.Single Shot is a multi-platform touring programme of moving image works ...

Single Shot – new initiative in the UK with multiple screen experiences

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Arts Council England and the UK Film Council’s New Cinema Fund are proud to announce the launch of Single Shot – a major new initiative that provokes new ideas about the ways we view, interact with, and understand the moving image.Single Shot is a multi-platform touring programme of moving image works drawing on two distinct commissioning strands; a series of specially commissioned works by well-known artists working in film and video (including George Barber, Ori Gersht and Paul Rooney), an...

Rumanian film wins Europa Cinemas Label in Cannes

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Corneliu Porumboiu's feature film directorial debut, the Rumanian comedy 12:08 East of Bucharest (A Fost sau n-a fost?) was awarded the Europa Cinemas Label today by a jury of Europa Cinemas exhibitors at the closing ceremony of the Directors' Fortnight/Quinzaine des Réalisateurs. Written, directed and produced by Corneliu Porumboiu, 12:08 East Of Bucharest stars Mircea Andreescu, Teo Corban, and Ion Sapdaru. It's December 22. It's been sixteen years since the Revolution, and Christmas is app...

ComFEST06 launches with over 200 films

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ComFEST06 launches with over 200 films from all over the world!28th April – 7th MayManchester’s fifth annual Commonwealth Film Festival (ComFEST06) getsunderway later this month, offering film enthusiasts no less than 100 hours of quality international film and industry events at more than 12 accessible venues across the region.“Not only will COMFEST06 provide a fascinating showcase for the talent of film makers from all over the Commonwealth, its dynamism and vibrancy will show that Manch...

The Commonwealth Film Festival’s highlights

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ComFEST06 launches with over 200 films from all over the world!Manchester’s fifth annual Commonwealth Film Festival (ComFEST06) getsunderway next month, offering film enthusiasts no less than 100 hours of quality international film and industry events at more than 12 accessible venues across the region.“Not only will COMFEST06 provide a fascinating showcase for the talent of film makers from all over the Commonwealth, its dynamism and vibrancy will show that Manchester is yet again the place...

Kinofest Manchester shorts to screen end of the month

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KINOFILM, 10th Manchester International Short Film Festival runs 24th Feb – 5th March and features 400 films…dozens of premieres…cinema from 21 countries…screenings all over Manchester city centre…live gigs…big industry events…this year’s 10th Kinofilm provides the setting for the biggest expo of short films and features ever seen in Manchester and the North WestOn Valentine’s Day, 14th Feb, the state-of-the-art Kino Cinemobile lands in Albert Square, Manchester – and provide...

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