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Sergio Castellitto will head the Jury of the Rome Festival

  Actor-director Sergio Castellitto will head the International Jury of the International Rome Film Festival (28th October - 5th November 2010), it was announced today by the Festival's President Gian Luigi Rondi. The other members of the Jury will be: Italian journalist and writer Natalia Aspesi, winner of the Pietro Bianchi Award for film criticism; director Ulu Grosbard (United States - Belgium), who has directed feature films such as Falling in Love with Meryl Streep and True Confession...


25th Warsaw International Film Festival 9-18 October 2008 Total audience: 108,000 Cinemas: Multikino (4 rooms), Kinoteka (5 rooms), Kultura (1 room) Audience Award - best feature film: two films received exactly the same mark for the first time ever - 4.77. In the feature film category, the joint winners were: DOM ZŁY / THE DARK HOUSE, dir. Wojciech Smarzowski (Poland) and WELCOME, dir. Philippe Lioret (France). In the documentary category, the winner was HASHMATSA / DEFAMATION, dir. Yo...

KINOTOK Isola CINEMA Festival : a Festival for film friends off the beaten track

   ISOLA: Port in Slovenia From: Helen Dobrensky DAY ONE : Kino Otok, Slovenia Outstanding films of developing countries, cinephiles and friends gathered together again, September 8th, 2010, on the Adriatic Coast, for the KINOTOK Isola Cinema Festival - a laid-back feast of cinema off the beaten track in SLOVENIA.        This charming Mediterranean town, until year 1796, was a former part of the Republic of Venice, across the Bay...

Greg Marcks on Echelon Conspiracy!

  Director Greg Marcks speaks about his nail-biting international thriller Echelon Conspiracy (2009), starring Shane West, Ed Burns, Martin Sheen, Ving Rhames and Jonathan Pryce. Plus, he relates his humorous experience with David Lynch on the set of Inland Empire (2006).   ME: First of all, I saw your Ernest Hemingway quote: 'Always do sober what you said you'd do drunk. That will teach you to keep your mouth shut.' Love it! So, Greg! Your film features a...

The Global Film Village: Flirt with French Love at 2010 Bastille Day Los Angeles Festival

  by Marla Lewin This Sunday is Independence Day a time for backyard BBQs, friends, and fireworks. Next Sunday, July 11,  is time for the Bastille Day Los Angeles Festival. As an homage to the French holiday and to France’s major significance in the formation of classical ballet, the American Ballet of Los Angeles (ABLA) will make its official L.A. debut performing "flirtatious and fun dance vignettes" set to the musical styling of Brigitte Bardot at the Elysian Pa...

Lesbian and Gay Film Festival Side by Side Shown the Door in North Russian Capital Archangel.

Lesbian and Gay Film Festival Side by Side Shown the Door in North Russian Capital Archangel. Side by Side LGBT International Film Festival has been stopped from holding a regional film festival in the North Russian Capital Archangel several days prior to its start. The festival was planned to take place from 7 – 11 July, 2010 at various independent establishments across the city: Hotel “Pur-Navolok”, Club “Koleso” and Café “USSR”.The city and regional administration were informed...

LA Fest documentaries reviews

Feuding Anthropologists, an Elephant who got away, The abuse of Vlast, and Rich space cadetsThis year's LA Film Festival had a particularly strong slate of documentaries.and the following are a few mini-reviews of the creme-de-la-creme. "SECRETS OF THE TRIBE" compiled and directed by Brazilian filmmaker José Padilha, is a very thought-provoking documentary focusing on the interference of academic anthropologists in the life of an extremely primitive tribe in the Amazon jungle, the Yanomami, in...

Russian media coverage of the VOICES Festival Press Conference in Moscow- June 2nd, 2010

Following its press conference in Moscow on June 2nd, the VOICES Festival keeps on being talked about in the Russian media.Check out the coverage of Russian journalists on this event:

Russian TV Channel 'Kultura' reports on the VOICES Festival

Russian TV channel 'TV Kultura'  reported on the VOICES Festival, following their coverage of the VOICES Festival Press Conference last June 2nd in Moscow.Check out the video! Click here....

The 50th krakow film festival begins

On Monday, 31st May, begins the 50th Krakow Film Festival. The jubilee edition will last until Sunday, 6th June. These seven days will be filled to the brim with film screenings, concerts and exhibitions. The festival revolves around three competitions. The winners will receive statuettes and prizes in money. The pool of prizes comes to as much as 250 000 PLN. In the international Documentary Competition the films compete for the Golden Horn, in the international Short Film C...

11th LA Polish Fest conects with Hollywood

by Alex Deleon The Los Angeles film festival calendar is so crowded that three of them have currently been running in overlapping juxtaposition. The LA Indian film festival and the LA Polish film festival both started on the same day, April 20, but the Indian one only lasted six days leaving another six days to catch up with the second half of the Polish action. There is also an Asian festival going on simultaneously in Koreatown, but since it is physically impossible to be everywhere at once, ...

Mexican Revolution Films of the 70s at Cine Las Americas

Cine Las Americas and the Harry Ransom Center Present:Mexican Revolution Films of the 70s, May 6 - May 27, 2010 Cine Las Americas is pleased to announce the series "Mexican Revolution Films of 70s," co-presented with the Harry Ransom Center. This series will run from May 6 to May 27, as part of the year-round celebrations of the Bicentennial of the Mexican Independence and the Centennial of the Mexican Revolution. "Mexican Revolution Films of 70s" includes four feature films directed by some of...

Kickoff for FilmFestival Cottbus 20th edition

  This year FilmFestival Cottbus - Festival of East European Cinema celebrates a special anniversary: 20 years, a time during which the festival did not only expand its programme, but also improved its image to the point of being known as the world's most renowned film festival of East European cinema today. This year's festival motive combines traditional patterns from flags and crests into a new modern design. Cottbus at the Berlinale With the traditional East Eu...

Sports step on the podium at the 28th Milano International FICTS Fest


Shawls and Moustaches

Director: Jan-Eje Ferling.
A lonely older woman searches for romances by answering newspaper ads and arranges dates, but she gets disappointed of the men she meets. However, she finds a friend, changes her lifestyle and sets of for a journey to adventure, new perspectives.

Different relations

Director: Dmitry Selivanov.
Nadja Voronova couldn’t pass the exam in the studies of the strength of materials. The examiner, Nikolai Semenovich, turned and turned her down.When Nadya came to his apartment she discovered new, strange and stronger fillings inside.

The 60th Berlinale--Retrospektively Speaking

by Richard Traubner The Retrospektive at the Berlinale usually excites all types of film historians, curators, museum personnel, and other interested parties--especially when it's a German subject. This year, a restored version of Fritz Lang's 1927 Metropolis trumped the Retrospektive itself, which was a look-back at significant and sometimes controversial films shown at the film festival since it began in 1951--in far warmer June weather.     Many of these films...

Variety Article : Russian fest has European vibe VOICES to screen 45 debut, sophomore films

Russian fest has European vibe VOICES to screen 45 debut, sophomore films By NICK HOLDSWORTH Russia's first festival devoted solely to European film will open in the ancient city of Vologda in July. The VOICES (Vologda Independent Cinema from European Screens) festival -- backed by the Russian ministry of culture and the French embassy in Moscow, as part of a French-Russian cultural year -- will screen 45 European debut or sophomore films. Russian films will be included in t...

Krzysztof Zanussi accepted to be a part of International Jury

 Festival VOICES is proud to announce that Polish Director, Actor, Producer Krzysztof Zanussi accepted to be part of Jury. Krzysztof Zanussi is born in 1939 in Warsaw, Poland. Documentary and feature film director.Studied physics at Warsaw University and philosophy at JagiellonianUniversity in Cracow. Graduated from Lodz Film Academy in 1966. Amateurfilm maker. His school diploma film 'Death of a Provincial' (Smierc prowincjala (1966)) won an awardsin Venice, Mannheim, Valladolid and Moscow in...

The 60th Berlinale--Retrospektively Speaking

The Retrospektive at the Berlinale usually excites all types of film historians, curators, museum personnel, and other interested parties--especially when it's a German subject. This year, a restored version of Fritz Lang's 1927 Metropolis trumped the Retrospektive itself, which was a look-back at significant and sometimes controversial films shown at the film festival since it began in 1951--in far warmer June weather. Many of these films are quite familiar now: In the Realm of the Senses, The ...

The World will come to us in film at the 33rd Portland International Film Festival

The 33rd Portland International Film Festival will unspool February 11-28, 2010   The Northwest Film Center announces the 33rd Portland International Film Festival (PIFF), its annual cinematic foray of thought-provoking, engaging and entertaining works from around the globe. Over the last 33 years, the Festival has screened diverse and innovative films for thousands of people from throughout the Northwest. This year's Festival will showcase 117 compelling new films, from three d...

Writer/Director Michael Hoffman discusses his latest film The Last Station

Writer/director Michael Hoffman has made a diverse bunch of movies, from the quirky comedy Soapdish to the romantic comedy One Fine Day to his take on Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream. Now he has tackled the final days of Leo Tolstoy in The Last Station, based on the novel by Jay Parini. It took Hoffman nearly two decades for the stars to align on the picture, which was originally to star Meryl Streep as Sofya Tolstoy and Anthony Hopkins as the Russian novelist during his final days w...

Notes From The New World

Director: Vitaly Sumin.
TAGLINE: Los Angeles, 2010: A Man Torn Between Two Women, Russian Mafia and Millions of Dollars... PLOT SUMMARY: Steven, an American actor obsessed with the works of Russian writer Dostoyevsky, invites a Russian call girl named Irina to his apartment for his research. Little does he know that this unknowingly opens the door to her past with the Russian Mafia and her present involving stolen Mafia money. The two of them are soon caught in a tangle of murder along with a beautiful Mexican immigrant who is the only key to saving him. PLOT OUTLINE: “Notes From The New World” is a contemporary retelling of Dostoevsky’s novella which unfolds in Los Angeles of 2009 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 when Steven comes face to face with the Russian Mafia. Soon he will discover who he really is. On another level the story suggests an amazing reading of the state of the post modern/post communist world. Are we witnessing certain realization of Dostoevsky’s prophecies – especially as far as the Underground Man’s dilemma regarding Love/Terrorism is concerned?..

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

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...


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