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The Mission of the Bahamas International Film Festival

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 Mission & History The Bahamas International Film Festival is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing the local Bahamian community and international visitors with a diverse presentation of films from around the world. In addition to offering films that might not otherwise be released theatrically in the Bahamas, BIFF will provide a unique cultural experience and set of educational programs and forums for exploring the past, present and future of cinema.    The Bah...

Indian fest of La program announced

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With what promises to be its most ambitious slate yet, the Indian Film Festival of Los Angeles (http://indianfilmfestival.org) has announced its impressive 2012 lineup. 33 features, documentaries, and short films will be screened from filmmakers throughout the world including Canada, Italy, India, Germany, South Africa, UK, and the U.S. Among the offerings are three world premieres, nine U.S. premieres and twelve Los Angeles premieres. This is a banner year for the festival as it celebrates its ...

Controversial Persian film package is follow up to Berlin 62

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by Alex Deleon On the heels of the 2012 Berlinale, forming a kind of coda to the busy week preceding, four unusual pictures from Iran were presented in this extra special Persian package, one each evening starting Sunday, at the Babylon Theater in Rosa Luxemburg Square.  The Babylon located just west of Alexander Platz in what used to be Communist East Berlin, is one of the oldest movie theaters in Berlin and is now a protected architectural monument. It is also one of the regular Be...

Interview with GABRIEL ACHIM, 52nd TIFF

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Director Gabriel Achim   When I met Romanian director Gabriel Achim, I asked him about his film and he said this: 'Well, if you like intellectual porn then you will like my film...' Well, what a pitch because I couldn’t wait to see it, and indeed ADALBERT'S DREAM (Visul Lui Adalbert, 2011) IS ‘Intellectual Porn’… Read below to get to first base. But to go all the way, you’ll have to see the film!   ME: why is it called ‘Adalb...

Interview with Romanian New Wave filmmaker GABRIEL ACHIM

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Director Gabriel Achim   When I met Romanian director Gabriel Achim, I asked him about his film and he said this: 'Well, if you like intellectual porn then you will like my film...' Well, what a pitch because I couldn’t wait to see it, and indeed ADALBERT'S DREAM (Visul Lui Adalbert, 2011) IS ‘Intellectual Porn’… Read below to get to first base. But to go all the way, you’ll have to see the film!   ME: why is it called ‘Adalb...

AOF Festival turns into a full blown television program.

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In a bold move, the AOF Festival or Action On Film International Film Festival as it has come to be known over the last seven years has made a risky move to transition from a simple, successful international film event into a full blown television program. AOF Channel Executive Producer and financier Doug Fawell said, 'The only thing that matters is content. We've seen the traditional models of distribution begin to crumble at their own foundations. What matters now and always is the content...

Mar del Plata celebrates 25th in 56 years.

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56 years ago Argentina welcomed the First International Cinematographic Exhibition of Cinema in Mar del Plata. Today, 24 editions later, the Festival gets ready for its Silver Edition.Since that first big step, the country and the world have witnessed the change and growth ofthe cinematographic universe. New trends, new narratives, new authors have gone through the Festival and have left their trace and built history.The first Festival was held from 8 to 14 March, 1954. It was not a competitive ...

Los Angeles Outfest opens with a Howl

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At the Orpheum theater in Downtown Los Angeles theopening night was a  gay festival as theadjective was originally referred to as feelings of being "carefree", "happy", or "bright andshowy”In its 28th year it is thelongest running film festival in Los Angeles and has earned it place in Hollywood which is the Mecca of the film Industry.Jane Lynch was presented with the OutfestLifetime achievement award which she so rightly earned and left us laughing buther closing wor...

Los Angeles Outfest opens with a Howl

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At the Orpheum theater in Downtown Los Angeles the opening night was a gay festival as the adjective was originally referred to as feelings of being "carefree", "happy", or "bright and showy”In its 28th year it is the longest running film festival in Los Angeles and has earned it place in Hollywood which is the Mecca of the film Industry.Jane Lynch was presented with the Outfest Lifetime achievement award which she so rightly earned and left us laughing but her closing words were “Find wha...

Calling for the New York International Independent Film & Video Festival

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  The New York International Independent Film & Video Festival is now accepting entries (feature, shorts, documentaries, music videos, etc.)  for LA, February 2010 (LAST CALL for LA Fest) and NYC 2010. If you want to submit a film, please visit http://rs6.net/tn.jsp?et=1102952828493&s=66391&e=0017OHZ1aYA0OXi_oboMSlOVQjqNLyHJf2YtZ7fpatDY9CfGCSDszbBY4IpxL2yKneqLAd6CQ0N_oCV2X6BuVcp052SkG0Hyg3z9X-d5MqtWaKVTt4eTzK8Sw== LA Festival screenings w...

Hollywood Brazilian Film Festival Trailer

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The 2nd Hollywood Brazilian Film Festival will take place next February 04-07/2010 The Hollywood Brazilian Film Festival and Market was created to bridge the gap between Hollywood, the world film community and the Brazilian Film Industry. Since Hollywood is the film world’s Mecca, our festival creates unparalleled business and creative opportunities. Financiers from both Hollywood and Latin America will meet for daily seminars designed to highlight bilateral business opportunities and new...

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...

UK Film Opens New York Gay Film Festival

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In what has so far been a very wet beginning of the summer season, the month of June is heralding the start of the gay film festival season in the mecca cities of New York, San Francisco and Los Angeles. In New York, the 21st edition of NewFest, the New York Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Film Festival, had its gala opening last Thursday night at its new home in the heart of the city gay-centric Chelsea district, the School of Visual Arts Theater. Boasting the second largest screen in Ma...

UK Film Opens New York Gay Film Festival

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  by Sandy Mandelberger, Film New York Editor In what has so far been a very wet beginning of the summer season, the month of June is heralding the start of the gay film festival season in the mecca cities of New York, San Francisco and Los Angeles. In New York, the 21st edition of NewFest, the New York Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Film Festival, had its gala opening last Thursday night at its new home in the heart of the city gay-centric Chelsea district, the Scho...

The 2009 SXSW Film Festival Award Winners

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Judi Krant's debut feature "Made in China" has won the narrative feature jury competition at South by Southwest The film "Made in China," which premiered at the festival, follows a Texas novelty inventor who travels to Shanghai.and discovers that it takes more than a bright idea to succeed. (Cast includes Jackson Kuehn, Dan Sumpter...) Feature Jury AwardsDOCUMENTARY FEATUREWinner – 45365Director: Bill RossHonorable Mention – The Way We Get ByDirector: Aron GaudetNARRATIVE FEATUREWinner – M...

11th TDF: TRIBUTES AND SPOTLIGHTS (2/13/2009)

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11th TDF: TRIBUTES AND SPOTLIGHTS (2/13/2009) 11th THESSALONIKI DOCUMENTARY FESTIVAL - Images of the 21st Century MARCH 13 – 22, 2009 TRIBUTES AND SPOTLIGHTS TRIBUTE: AFRICA The 11th Thessaloniki Documentary Festival, within its goal of promoting social and political awareness, has chosen Africa as its main thematic tribute for its 11th edition. For the first time in Greece and the Balkans, African documentaries rel...

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PRESS RELEASE 11th THESSALONIKI DOCUMENTARY FESTIVAL Images of the 21st Century March 13 – 22, 2009 The 11th Thessaloniki Documentary Festival - Images of the 21st Century, part of the Thessaloniki International Film Festival, presents approximately 170 films by directors from all over the world, as well as a full parallel events program, to be announced next Monday, March 9th. OPENING FILM The ...

Wannabe Fathers and Sons... Iranian film week review

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The Iranian Film Week in Budapest opening film, "Kheili Dour, Kheili Nazdik", (Very far, very near), 2OO5, directed by Sayyed Reza Mir-Karimi, was one of the best of the lot and also the longest with a running time of 12O minutes. A middle-aged neurosurgeon (played by the charismatic actor Masoud Rayegany) comes back to Teheran on the eve of the Persian New Year after a long stay in the west to spend the holidays with his teenage son, an avid student of astronomy. You can see that he feels a l...

VIFF 2008 Preview

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The 27th annual Vancouver International Film Festival (VIFF) will be held from September 25 to October 10, 2008. VIFF is delighted to be able to bring to Vancouver many of the top prize-winners from the major world film festivals. Acclaimed earlier this year at Cannes were THREE MONKEYS (Turkey), for which Nuri Bilge Ceylan won the Best Director award; IL DIVO, by Paolo Sorrentino, which won a Jury Prize; A CHRISTMAS TALE (France) by Arnaud Desplechin, which won a Special Prize; TULPAN (Russia/K...

Anifest is up and running

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For the seventh time, the South Bohemian spa town of Třeboň has turned into the Mecca of animated film. Theatres, streets and parks are full of visitors. The entire town vibrates with the festival. “The beautiful weather makes the overall friendly atmosphere even better,“ says Festival Director Petr Slavík. In the theatres, at the marketplaces, cycling or enjoying their cup of coffee, visitors can meet film professionals such as Michaela Pavlátová, Břetislav Pojar, Michiel...

Barebones prepares for 9th edition

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On April 17-27 the BAREBONES INTERNATIONAL INDEPENDENT FILM AND MUSIC FESTIVAL will host the largest gathering of indendent actors, movie producers, screenwriters and directors in Oklahoma history. Over 140 movies will be exhibited during the eleven day film and music festival being held in Muskogee Oklahoma.Home of the THE CASTLE, (location of the states largest Renaissance Fair), The Oklahoma Music Hall Of Fame and the world famous Azalea Festival, the City has recently been dubbed "Movie City...

BARBICAN YIDDISH RETRO, '96

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Chaim Pevner, Film CriticFILM NOTES TO THE BARBICAN YIDDISH FILM RETROSPECTIVE(London, October 12-24, 1996) THE YIDDISH language cinema is nearly unique among world cinema cultures in that it had no specific homeland.  Yiddish films, including “silent Yiddish” films, were produced wherever there were major Yiddish speech communities and a Yiddish theatrical circuit  from which  talent could be recruited.  The majority of Yiddish language films were therefore made in New York or in P...

The Basque Film & Media Arts Festival plays at Tribeca

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The Basque Film & Media Arts Festival (www.basquefilmfestival.com) today announced the opening of the festival at the Tribeca Cinemas in New York City. Brought to the United States by the organizers of the world renowned San Sebastian International Film Festival to celebrate Basque filmmaking and foster collaboration with the New York filmmaking community, the three day festival, will be held on March 28th to 30th, 2007, at the Tribeca Cinemas (www.tribecacinemas.com). A press conference and Q&A...

The Bahamas International Film Festival

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3rd Annual BAHAMAS INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVALDecember 7 – 10, 2006The Bahamas International Film Festival (BIFF) kicks off its third annual celebration of films, events and panels presented amidst idyllic Bahamian settings on December 7th – 10th, 2006. Festival attendees will delight in the nation’s tropical beauty and cultural charms thanks to Founding Sponsors Atlantis Paradise Island Resort and the Islands of The Bahamas Ministry of Tourism. Audiences will enjoy BIFF screenings at the...

Newport International Film Festival all set for next week

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The 2005 Newport International Film Festival, the 8th Annual event, will get underway Tuesday, June 7th – 12th, 2005, and run for six glorious days and nights of entertaining films, informative symposiums, and, of course, those glamorous Newport parties. The Festival atmosphere is relaxed, yet filled with all the enchantment, energy, and excitement of Hollywood. The Newport International Film Festival draws filmmakers and celebrities from around the world. This year the festival will honor wri...

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