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The 2012 Tribeca Film Festival Short Film selection

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The 2012 Tribeca Film Festival (TFF), presented by founding sponsor American Express, today announced its lineup of 60 short films, 26 of which are world premieres. For the second year running, the recipient of the Tribeca Film Festival’s Best Narrative Short award will qualify for consideration in the Short Films category of the annual Academy Awards® without the standard theatrical run, provided the film otherwise complies with the Academy rules. The 2011 TFF Narrative Short Pentecost was n...

Second ZIPANGU FEST to kick off at London's ICA

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This year’s celebration of cutting edge Japanese cinema will get under way from November 17th to 24th Following the success of last year’s inaugural festival, the second Zipangu Fest – celebrating the best of cutting edge and avant garde Japanese cinema – will be held at London’s Institute of Contemporary Arts from November 17th to 24th, before moving to venues around the UK. Showcasing a selection of Japan’s finest features, documentaries, shorts, anima...

Berwick-upon-Tweed Film & Media Arts Festival highlights

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Once Upon a Time: Friday 23 – Sunday 25 September... The 7th Berwick Film & Media Arts Festival is set to return, to celebrate the art of film over one action-packed weekend, Friday 23rd - Sunday 25th Sep. Using Berwick-upon-Tweed as a unique backdrop, and The Maltings Theatre & Cinema as a hub, the Festival invites you to join the adventure in various locations across the town, with new venues including Café Curio on Bridge Street and the recently restored Dewar’s Lane ...

Buff Blogcast - April 2010

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British urban film is a new genre and everyone’s excited by what’s happening in urban music. It’s been a great year and there’s that same sense of excitement in film – it’s our time. And whilst one is always looking for that opportunity to blow its’ own trumpet, those opening remarks were quoted by Mo Ali, the director of recently released Shank, the futuristic drama starring Adam Deacon (Adulthood), Ashley Thomas (aka Bashy) and Kaya Scodelario (Skins). Recent Buff blogcasts have ...

River to River. Florence Indian Film Festival Full program

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9th River to River. Florence Indian Film Festival4-10 December 2009Odeon Cinema - Piazza StrozziFlorence, ItalyHerewith the full line up of films.FRIDAY 4 DECEMBER6.30 pm - Museo Marino Marini, Piazza S. Pancrazio, FlorenceExhibition opening Raja Ravi Varma, the artist who changed the facet of gods, curated by Giovanni Aprile8.30 pm - Cinema Odeon, Opening Evening Performance of the Apsara Dance Group and Opening FilmRang Rasiya (Colours of Passion), Ketan Mehta, 120’, col., hindi - italian an...

The Last Confession of Alexander Pearce

Director: Michael James Rowland.
In 1824 the British penal colony of Van Diemens Land is little more than a living hell. Chained to a wall in the darkness of a cell under Hobart Gaol, Pearce is visited by Father Connolly, the parish priest of the fledgling colony and a fellow Irishman. The Last Confession Of Alexander Pearce will draw a visceral and compelling picture of a hell on earth and tell how one man endured the unimaginable by doing the unthinkable.

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a 3-day program of Newcastle, Australian & international short films, filmmaking seminars & the Newcastle Short Film Awards.

Northern Lights

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London premiere of "Stingers", digital shorts fostered by Northern Film and Media (20/1/09) There was no sign of Cleo but de cinq a sept seems now to have become the time when regional film agencies visit their latest wares on the movers and shakers of the metropolitan media milieu. I was glad to have attended the showcase presented by Newcastle-based Northern Film and Media of some of the latest digital shorts from their 'Stingers' scheme, co-funded by the UK Film Council, in the sud...

Northern Lights

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London premiere of "Stingers", digital shorts fostered by Northern Film and Media (20/1/09) There was no sign of Cleo but de cinq a sept seems now to have become the time when regional film agencies visit their latest wares on the movers and shakers of the metropolitan media milieu. I was glad to have attended the showcase presented by Newcastle-based Northern Film and Media of some of the latest digital shorts from their 'Stingers' scheme, co-funded by the UK Film Council, in the suddenly busy ...

Sheffield Doc/Fest and Northern Film and Media invite you to a special 2-day documentary pitching and marketplace workshop

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  Sheffield Doc/Fest and Northern Film and Media invite you to a special 2-day documentary pitching and marketplace workshop   Sheffield Doc/Fest is inviting North-East documentary producers and filmmakers to attend a special FREE two-day workshop in Newcastle on February 26th and 27th, offering complete preparation for getting your project funded internationally, including at Doc/Fest’s Marketplace 2009   This workshop is an intensive introduction to ...

Sheffield Doc/Fest tours regional pitch workshops across the UK

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Sheffield Doc/Fest organises special regional pitch workshops across the UK, offering complete preparation for getting your project funded at the festival's marketplace. In 2008, 6 highly-useful workshops were held in London, Cardiff, Belfast, Inverness and Sheffield.These workshops will return in 2009 , in more areas of the UK. Newcastle Workshop - February 2009Sheffield Doc/Fest and Northern Film and Media invite you to a special 2-day documentary pitching and marketplace workshopSheffield Doc...

Rotterdam Fest Jury members

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38th International Film Festival Rotterdam 21 January – 1 February 2009 Jury members The VPRO Tiger Awards jury that will choose three winners from fifteen features includes the artist Marlene Dumas (South Africa/Netherlands) – her MoMA exhibition ‘Measuring Your Own Grave’ opens December 14, the Turkish film maker Yesim Ustaoglu – her film PANDORA’S BOX screens in the festival, the Hungarian film maker Kornél Mundruczó, whose latest film DELTA is in the festival selection and P...

image+nation, Canadas oldest and largest LGBT film festival turns 21

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image+nation, Canadas oldest and largest LGBT film festival, will celebrate 21 years of cultural [r_evolution] and vibrant queer cinema when its 21st edition unspools in Montreal from November 20 to 30. What a core group of relentlessly devoted LGBT community organizers, artists and academics established a generation ago has grown from a modest if valiant annual happening into an internationally renowned film festival with a strong loyal following and an always impressive lineup. Cinephiles of a...

International Family Film Festival awards

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The Freshi Film Festival Rocks at Raleigh StudiosThe Freshi Film Festival had fabulous guests, exhibitors and performances that equalled a once in a lifetime experience! The Freshi Film Festival, the premiere annual film festival for kids under 18, rocked Raleigh Studios this past Saturday. With the Los Angeles ZooMobile entertaining adults and youth alike, MyBeauty providing make-overs and facials, and the Freshi Roadshow allowing aspiring filmmakers to capture their own experiences on video, ...

2008 Tribeca Film Festival First-Time Filmmaker Reception Photos

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By Maria Esteves - May 11, 2008 The Seventh Annual 2008 Tribeca Film Festival (TFF) was held in Tribeca and venues in New York City, April 23 - May 4, 2008. The festival sponsored by American Express, annually present international films, gala receptions, panel discussions, concerts, special events, awards ceremony, Tribeca/ESPN sports day, and a family street fair. TFF08 included 53 World Premieres, 6 International Premieres, 30 North American Premieres, 7 U.S. Premieres, and 19 New York ...

Indelible Images: 2008 Tribeca Film Festival Wrap

 Sunday, May 4--------Although it is tempting, it is actually quite difficult to take a diverse event as the Tribeca Film Festival and tie its themes or influences into one neat bow. Film festivals are, after all, about diversity and multiplicity of voices. While the programmers of the event certainly have an overall picture of how the films interact with one another, oftentimes the influences are not that clearly on the surface, and only become revealed days after their initial, sometimes acci...

Indelible Images: 2008 Tribeca Film Festival Wrap

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Although it is tempting, it is actually quite difficult to take a diverse event as the Tribeca Film Festival and tie its themes or influences into one neat bow. Film festivals are, after all, about diversity and multiplicity of voices. While the programmers of the event certainly have an overall picture of how the films interact with one another, oftentimes the influences are not that clearly on the surface, and only become revealed days after their initial, sometimes accidental, pairing. There ...

Tribeca reveals line up of 122 feature films from 31 countries

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The 2008 Tribeca Film Festival has announced the line-ups for its World Narrative and World Documentary Feature Film Competitions as well the films it has chosen to present in the Encounters section for the seventh annual Festival. The Festival will take place April 23 – May 4, 2008 in Lower Manhattan. The Festival will present a streamlined selection of 122 feature films from 31 different countries, including 55 World Premieres, ten International Premieres, 26 North American Premieres, eig...

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...

And the Tigers go to China Uruguay and United States

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35th International Film Festival RotterdamWednesday, January 25 – Sunday, February 5, 2006During the IFFR 2006 Awards Ceremony on Friday, February 3, 2006 in Concert and Congress Centre ‘de Doelen’ in Rotterdam, the winning films of the 35th International Film Festival Rotterdam were announced. The three VPRO Tiger Awards were granted to WALKING ON THE WILD SIDE (LIA XIAO ZI) by Han Jie (China/France), THE DOG POUND (LA PERRERA) by Manuel Nieto Zas (Uruguay/Argentina/Canada/Spain), both su...

Jonathan Nossiter for Mondovino showing in London Fest

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Across three continents, "MONDOVINO" weaves together the family succession sagas of billionaire Napa Valley power brokers, the rivalry of two aristocratic Florentine dynasties and the efforts of three generations of a Burgundian family fighting to preserve their few acres of land. But are all these struggles secondary to the exploits of a gleefully mischievious pirate from Bordeaux who spreads the gospel of modernity from Italy to New York to Argentina?Wine has been a symbol of Western civiliza...

The Future’s Bright, The Future’s Figgis

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Untitled Document The Future's Bright, The Future's Figgis Despite the imminent release of Cold Creek Manor,a thriller he made for Touchstone, Mike Figgis spent last week promoting artistic autonomy and experimentation. Returning to the very cinema in Newcastle where he was first infected with the film bug, Figgis performed - yes performed - an enthralling remix of his real-time, split-screen LA story Timecode. The performance was the final act of the city...

AEAF Finalists from Australia

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AEAF AWARDS, December 2003 - FINALISTS ANNOUNCED Finalists in the 9 of the 12 categories of competition for the AEAF Awards have been announced. They have succeeded in what has been an incredibly tough competition with a record number of submissions coming from around the world. Winners in each category will be announced at the AEAF Awards presentation night, Tuesday December 9 at the start time of 7pm. This will be followed by a gala party. All finalists entries will be screened duri...

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