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La Résidence de la Cinéfondation hosts its 20th session

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Since March 1st 2010, and until July 15th, La Résidence de la Cinéfondation welcomes its 6 latest winning candidates to support them in the writing of their first or second feature and help them prepare their film. The jury selected two female and four male filmmakers from the 200 applicants. Daniel Joseph BorgmanDaniel Joseph Borgman was born in 1981 in the small coastal town of Dunedin in New Zealand. After studying Film Science at Otago University, he moved to Copenhagen,...

Sol

Images montage of geometrics ,released in Mexico city in August 2008

The impossible fact

Director: Sven Heinrich.
Rafael talks on the phone with a friend about an upcoming gig, while Elena is in a hurry to get to a business meeting, calling her boss with excuses for being late. The distraction of both leads to an unexpected and unintentional encounter between Elena and Rafael...

The Godfather´s Lover

Director: Sven Heinrich.
Edward gets involved with a sect, conducted by the “Godfather”, and he becomes his lover. After a shoot-out he ends up in prison without having committed any crime. During an interview, Edward has the chance to remember his life with the “Godfather”, who served as a Satería priest for the businessman Z and the prosecutor Don Juan.

The Global Film Village: The Last Station opens and The Lightkeepers Closes PSIFF


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by Marla LewinThis January marks the 21st anniversary year of the Palm Springs International Film Festival (PSIFF). Today Festival Director Darryl Macdonald announced the program and said, "Our film line-up this year is a strong reflection of the current zeitgeist in world cinema. Sixty-seven first-time feature film directors will screen this year, representing a surge of new filmmaking talent on the world stage. In addition, we'll showcase a vintage crop of new works by established master...

KINOKI Film Festival

The KINOKI, International Student Film Festival is created and organized by alumni of the Universidad Iberoamericana in Mexico City, every year during the third week of February, through the Communications and Film department. The official selection of students’ national and international short films is exhibited under the categories of fiction, documentary, animation and experimental. These projects compete for awards handed out by a jury of experts.

Call for entries still open!

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Our Call for entries is still open till January 8th! To visit our oficial web page, go to www.festivalkinoki.com and to visit our blog (alas, in Spanish since we are from Mexico City) at www.festivalkinoki.com/blog. There you will find everything you need to know about our unique International Student Film Festival. ...

KINOKI International Student Film Festival

KINOKI is the International University Film Festival hosted by the Universidad Iberoamericana, one of the most important universities in México. It takes place each year during the third week of February through the Communication Department and the Film area. The Festival was born with the compromise to give voice to film students from the entire world, giving them the space to promote new cinematographic proposals. We want this films to be watched, to generate emotions, questions, reflections and dialogues. From February 15th to February 19th on 2010, KINOKI will celebrete its 6th edition and will exhibit the official selection of national and international university shortfilms, covering the categories of fiction, documentary, animation and experimental. Nevertheless, there are other events which take place during the festival such as movie premieres in the presence of the filmmakers, master classes with special guests, roundtables with great personalities of world cinema, and the art exposition 24 frames, that presents plastic masterpieces related to film. One of the most expected events is the Autocinema, projected in the Universidad Iberoamericana’s parking lot and transmitted live by the Ibero 90.9 radio station.

The Redwood City International Latino Film Festival

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Continuing with the tradition of offering the best in Latino cinema, Redwood City and the Latino Leadership Council are excited to be the sole hosts of the Redwood City International Latino Film Festival. For the fourth year in a row, the Festival brings three evenings of incredible, award-winning international Latino films and a fabulous gala kick-off event. The Redwood City International Latino Film Festival offers the best features, shorts, and documentaries from Latin America, Spain, and Lat...

Hola Mexico Film Festival 2009 highlights

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Hola Mexico Film Festival 2009 Film List• 9 contemporary feature films• 2 Documentaries• 2 Sexy/Comedias• 2 Family Films• 9 short films presented by IMCINE• 5 JULIO BRACHO films A TRIBUTE TO MEXICOOPENING NIGHT FILM:SIN NOMBREDIR. CARY FUKUNAGA (MEXICO/USA 2009, 96MIN, 35MM)SPANISH WITH ENGLISH SUBTITLESCAST: EDGAR FLORES, DIANA GARCIA, PAULINA GAITAN AND TENOCH HUERTAMaking its world premiere at the 2009 Sundance Film Festival, Sin Nombre is an epic dramatic thriller from award-winn...

Martha's Vineyard African-American Film Festival winners

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Run & Shoot Filmworks, Inc., producer of the Martha's Vineyard African-American Film Festival (MVAAFF), announced the winners of the HBO and Saatchi &Saatchi sponsored film competitions, which took place Saturday, August 8th, 2009. Out of nearly 300 submissions received from around the world, 56 films were chosen for the festival and fifteen films in three categories-short, feature, documentary-were selected for the competitions. Other highlights of the MVAAFF included the screening of "The Nin...

Film Independent announces participants for screenwriters lab

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Film Independent, the non-profit arts organization that produces the Spirit Awards and Los Angeles Film Festival, has announced the screenwriters and film projects selected for its 10th annual Screenwriters Lab, sponsored by the Writers Guild of America, West. Taking place in Los Angeles from August 17 until September 16, the Screenwriters Lab is an intensive five-week incubator designed to help writers improve their craft, and take their current scripts to the next level in a nurturing, yet ch...

Interview with Carlos Cuaron, Film Director "Rudo y Cursi"

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Carlos Cuaron: WRITER AND DIRECTOR of "Rudo y Cursi, and WRITER of "Y tu mama tambien""In the poorest places are where you will find your diamond in the rough.  The moment of truth comes for everyone."SA:  How does it feel to be part of the Mexican New Wave Cinema?CC:  "Am I?  Oh, okay.  Well, it's cool.  You know it's cool to be that.   I don't know, I'm just a filmmaker, you know I  just make films. I did't know I was part of that."SA: "Rudo y Cu...

Interview with Carlos Cuaron

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Carlos Cuaron: WRITER AND DIRECTOR of "Rudo y Cursi, and WRITER of "Y tu mama tambien""In the poorest places are where you will find your diamond in the rough. The moment of truth comes for everyone."SA: How does it feel to be part of the Mexican New Wave Cinema?CC: "Am I? Oh, okay. Well, it's cool. You know it's cool to be that. I don't know, I'm just a filmmaker, you know I just make films. I did't know I was part of that."SA: "Rudo y Cursi" is the first film from "Cha Cha Cha". Cha C...

San Francisco Fest:: Eimbcke, a New Mexican Talent To Watch

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With all the headlines emerging from Mexico about drug cartels and gang wars, the zeitgeist culture of America's neighbor to the south is undeniably dramatic and more than a bit terrifying. Out of this cultural conflict often emerges great art and artists, and Mexico has been for the past decade a prime resource of exceptional film talent. Add to the list that includes Del Toro, Cuaron and Innaritu, the name of writer/director Fernando Eimbcke, whose film LAKE TAHOE is premiering at the San Fran...

A New Mexican Talent To Watch

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  With all the headlines emerging from Mexico about drug cartels and gang wars, the zeitgeist culture of America's neighbor to the south is undeniably dramatic and more than a bit terrifying. Out of this cultural conflict often emerges great art and artists, and Mexico has been for the past decade a prime resource of exceptional film talent. Add to the list that includes Del Toro, Cuaron and Innaritu, the name of writer/director Fernando Eimbcke, whose film LAKE TAHOE is premiering at t...

Interview with Cinematographer, Rodrigo Prieto

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You have quite an extensive resume having worked as a Director of Photography on many amazing films including "Amores Perros", "Frida', "25th Hour", "21 Grams", "Alexander", "Brokeback Mountain", "Babel", "Se, jie"/"Lust, Caution",  “Broken Embraces” and "Biutiful", nearing completion in Barcelona. 1.  As a DP you work closely with the Director and the Production Designer to achieve the cinemati...

Interview with Cinematographer, Rodrigo Prieto

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Sharon Abella:You have quite an extensive resume having worked as a Director of Photography on many amazing films including "Amores Perros", "Frida', "25th Hour", "21 Grams", "Alexander", "Brokeback Mountain", "Babel", "Se, jie"/"Lust, Caution", “Broken Embraces” and "Biutiful", nearing completion in Barcelona.Rodrigo Prieto 1. As a DP you work closely with the Director and the Production Designer to achieve the cinematic look of the film. Tell us about how you decide which type of film s...

Italian Film Wins Top Prize In Miami

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i Miam FF 2009 Award Winners  Monday, March 17-----The 26th edition of the Miami International Film Festival, and the first under former Locarno FF veteran Tiziana Finzi, came to a stimulating and warm-spirited climax on Saturday evening, with the Festival’s hommage to festival winners, held in the rococo-meets-arts deco palace known as the Gusman Theater for the Performing Arts, the jewel of downtown Miami.   The Italian drama THE PAST IS A FOREIGN LAND (Il Passagto E Una Te...

The past is a foreign land wins at Miami

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The 26th edition of the Miami International Film Festival, and the first under former Locarno FF veteran Tiziana Finzi, came to a stimulating and warm-spirited climax on Saturday evening, with the Festival’s hommage to festival winners, held in the rococo-meets-arts deco palace known as the Gusman Theater for the Performing Arts, the jewel of downtown Miami. The Italian drama THE PAST IS A FOREIGN LAND (Il Passagto E Una Terra Straniera) by Daniele Vicari won top prize honors in the World Ci...

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...

Miami Film Festival's Heart And Soul

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In many ways, the heart and soul of the Miami International Film Festival is its Ibero-American competition, which focuses on dramatic features by first or second time directors from Latin America, Spain and Portugal. Not only is the competition prize a huge lure ($25,000 from the Knight Foundation plus a host of other services) but films coming from the region have a natural audience here in Miami, where expats from Spain, Portugal, Brazil, Argentina, Mexico and the rest of Latin America make u...

Miami Film Festival's Heart And Soul

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  Friday, March 13-----In many ways, the heart and soul of the Miami International Film Festival is its Ibero-American competition, which focuses on dramatic features by first or second time directors from Latin America, Spain and Portugal. Not only is the competition prize a huge lure ($25,000 from the Knight Foundation plus a host of other services) but films coming from the region have a natural audience here in Miami, where expats from Spain, Portugal, Brazil, Argentina, Mexico and the...

Idiots and Angels Trailer by Bill Plympton

Idiots and Angels Trailer by Bill Plympton Best Film Fantasporto 2009 Official competition Fantastic Other fest appearances . Future Film Festival, Bologna, Italy, January 15-20, 2009

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