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 Sundance Institute announced today 19 members of five juries awarding prizes at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival, January 17-27 in Park City, Salt Lake City, Ogden and Sundance, Utah. Short Film Awards will be announced at a ceremony on January 22 at Park City’s Jupiter Bowl, with feature film awards announced at a separate ceremony on January 26.   Members of the Alfred P. Sloan Jury will be announced in January. U.S. DOCUMENTARY JURY Liz Garbus Academy Award® nominated...

From Cannes to Sundance: Micro-movie omnibus BEAUTIFUL 2012 turns festival favorite

Touring the international film festival circuit since its world premiere at the 36th Hong Kong International Film Festival (HKIFF), micro-movie omnibus Beautiful 2012 will have its humorous segment You Are More Than Beautiful screen at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival.   Produced by the Hong Kong International Film Festival Society (HKIFFS) in its inaugural collaboration with China’s reputed Internet TV company Youku, Beautiful 2012 is composed of four commissioned shorts directed ...

Miami International Film Festival to honor Filmmakers Lasse Hallström and Fernando Trueba

  Organizers of the 30th edition of Miami International Film Festival (MIFF), produced and presented by Miami Dade College, announced today they will celebrate a milestone year next March 1st – 10th with Career Achievement Tributes honoring two remarkable directors: renowned Swedish writer-director Lasse Hallström, (My Life as a Dog, What's Eating Gilbert Grape), and Spanish producer, writer and Oscar-winning director Fernando Trueba (Belle Epoque, Chico & Rita). This mark...

"Skyfall" The Bond Debate, on www.1worldcinema.com

  Travel around the world to Istanbul, London, Scotland, Shanghai, and Macau, “with pleasure” with Bond, James Bond, in “Skyfall,” the 23rd spy film in the James Bond Series. DOCTOR HALL: “Name the first thing that comes to mind when I say a word, ‘DAY’.” BOND: “WASTED.” Article by Sharon Abella  ...

THE RETURN OF JAMES BOND

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' Sky Fall ' - A 'Windfall' for James Bond James Bond is Back - and How! It is not a James Bond film, it is a Sam Mendes movie- and that makes all the difference. ' This is the end ' says the first line of the Opening Song in the film,and it is indeed, the end of Super-man Bond, who in this movie, is 'killed' in the very first fight sequence! 50 years after the Bond Series unleashed itself on the s...

Creative Industry Stars Celebrate the 5th Anniversary of the Festival: ‘A Shaded View on Fashion Film’ Hosted by the CENTRE PO

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Diane Pernet will welcome a host of iconic and inspirational figures from the creative industries as well as several exciting stars-in-the-making to the fifth anniversary edition of her festival, ‘A SHADED VIEW ON FASHION FILM’ (ASVOFF).  Actors, designers, filmmakers, artists, critics, entertainers, fashion photographers and celebrities will gather to celebrate ASVOFF's pioneering spirit, leadership and stamina as the world’s first and foremost film festival dedicated to ...

Toronto Day by Day: Video picks of the day by Cameron Bailey

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Cameron Bailey Artistic Director - Toronto International Film Fest shares his picks of the day every day with us. Watch his videos.    Final Day 11 - September 16th Choices of the day  Day 10 - September 15th Choices of the day: Bad 25 | Ryerson Theatre | 9:00PM Everybody Has a Plan | Scotiabank 2 | 6:15PM Shanghai | TIFF Bell Lightbox 2 | 6:00PM Thale | Cineplex Yonge & Dundas 7 | 4:15PM The Paperboy | Ry...

"Greetings from Tim Buckley" world premiere a hit at the Toronto International Film Festival 9/9/12!!

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Here in my hotel room at the Fairmont Royal York Hotel the day after the gala world premiere of "Greetings from Tim Buckley" at the Toronto International Film Festival. The screening took place last night at 6pm at the Bloor Cinema (where I had the pleasure of performing with "The Golem" a few years ago at the Toronto Jewish Film Festival). The film concerns Jeff Buckley's early days in NYC and my music is featured in it as is my guitar playing. My portrayal in t...

Wong Kar Wai (With a staggering 21 wins and 35 award nominations so far) will preside over the Jury of Berlinale 2013

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Chinese director Wong Kar Wai will be the Jury President of the 63rd Berlin International Film Festival. The director, who has won many international awards, is one of the most important representatives of world cinema. Wong Kar Wai’s unique and extraordinary style has inspired countless filmmakers and made him a cult figure of contemporary auteur cinema. Wong Kar Wai was born in Shanghai and grew up in Hong Kong. He made his directorial debut in 1988 with As Tears Go By. His...

"Greetings from Tim Buckley" world premiere a hit at the Toronto International Film Festival 9/9/12!!

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Here in my hotel room at the Fairmont Royal York Hotel the day after the gala world premiere of "Greetings from Tim Buckley" at the Toronto International Film Festival. The screening took place last night at 6pm at the Bloor Cinema (where I had the pleasure of performing with "The Golem" a few years ago at the Toronto Jewish Film Festival). The film concerns Jeff Buckley's early days in NYC and my music is featured in it as is my guitar playing. My portrayal in the fil...

Montréal FFM gives its awards

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  The festival delivered a classic ceremony for the 36th edition of the FFM. The audience and media seem to share the views of the jury, Wings was th emost controversial of the award winners "The Flower Square", my personal favorite, was awarded a "freedom of speech award". Krsto Papic 's the croatian master suffered from political controversy around his message on the corruption of the croatian authorities and the mafia.       JURY...

The World competition in Montreal

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The WORLD COMPETITION includes world and international premieres. The international official Jury will award the various prizes for the feature films of his section: Grand Prix of the Americas, Special Grand Prix of the Jury, Best Director, Best Actress, Best Actor, Best Screenplay, Best Artistic Contribution, Innovation Award. This same Jury will award two prizes for the short films of this section. Australian actress Greta Scacchi will preside over an international jury of film ...

The Dark Knight Rises review

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The Dark Knight Rises Starring:  Christian Bale,Michael Caine,Tom Hardy,Gary Oldman,Anne Hathaway, Marion Cotillard, Morgan Freeman, Liam Neeson,Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Juno Temple, Matthew Modine, Cillian Murphy,Tom Conti Director: Christopher Nolan Don't be fooled by posters proclaiming the end of the caped crusader  in Christopher Nolan's  third (and concluding?) chapter of his Batman trilogy which began with BatMan Begins (2005) followed by The Dark Knight ( 2008) It coul...

aaiff12: Shanghai Calling Q&A Session

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By Maria Esteves –July 26, 2012 The 35th Asian American International Film Festival 2012 (aaiff12) Opening Night New York City Premiere of SHANGHAI CALLING, directed by Daniel Hsia, commenced Wednesday, July 25, 7:00 pm, at Asia Society, New York. Co-presented by Asian CineVision (ACV) and Asia Society, the Asian American Media Award for outstanding achievement and contribution to Asian American Media preceded the premiere screening. This year’s recipient of the Asian American Media Award...

35th Asian American Intl Film Fest Opening Night Premiere Shanghai Calling Red Carpet & Gala Reception Photos

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By Maria Esteves –July 26, 2012   The 35th Asian American International Film Festival 2012 (aaiff12) Opening Night New York City Premiere of SHANGHAI CALLING, directed by Daniel Hsia commenced Wednesday, July 25, 7:00 pm, at Asia Society, New York. Co-presented by Asian CineVision (ACV) and Asia Society, Opening Night Gala Reception immediately followed a special Q&A session with director Daniel Hsia, producer Janet Yang, actress Gillian Rexach and actor Sean Gallagher moderated...

Hallo Durban

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My annual pilgrimage to the Durban International Film Festival kicked off on 20 July. I went straight to the media briefing at the Blue Waters Hotel where I chatted to Oliver Hermanus and Deon Lotz, director and star of last year's Beauty. This year Hermanus is part of the international jury and Lotz can be seen in the much anticipated Sleeper's Wake, which is having its world premiere in Durban. Lotz also told me that the film has been accepted for Toronto! I saw two film...

Shangai Film Fest awards and ambiance

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Shanghai, once called the Paris of the East, is rapidly becoming one of the major cultural and financial destinations in the world.  The Shanghai International Film  Festival, sponsored by Jaeger Le Coultre , watch maker extraordinaire,  wrapped its 15th edition Sunday night with a bang and a Closing night ceremony featuring a Broadway like production number. Chinese Superstar Chow Yun Fat received the Lifetime Achievement Award from Martial Arts legend Jackie Chan.   I...

DDA launches competition for press and industry to find Gaming Champion of Cannes 2012

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DDA is holding a tournament on the 335.3 cm (132”) HP VantagePoint, an immersive multi-touch wall for the chance to win an HP SpectreXT and tickets to one of the evening premieres. Every day the lounge will be open for people to compete on either Angry Birds as single player or Tap Game as a team of 2 . At the end of each day the person and team with the highest score will receive tickets to one of the following day’s red carpet premieres. At the end of the festival the overall win...

Award winners of the Stuttgart Animated Com Award

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The world's best productions in the field of applied animation received their prizes this evening in the Mercedes-Benz Museum at the Animated Com Award held at the 19th Stuttgart Festival of Animated Film. This year for the first time, the award ceremony was held in the presence of numerous national and international guests in this exclusive atmosphere. Fittingly a special award was presented for the first time – "Mercedes-Benz Classic: 60 years of the Mercedes-Benz SL". The ...

VIVAN LAS ANTIPODAS! (2011) –(LONG LIVE THE ANTIPODES!)

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            Victor Kossakovsky’s VIVAN LAS ANTIPODAS! (2011) –(LONG LIVE THE ANTIPODES!) premiered this year at the 68th Venice Film Festival and most recently screened to audiences at the 14th Thessaloniki Documentary Film Festival. It is for me one of the most memorable documentaries since Ron Fricke’s BARAKA (1992), similar in form as a type of guided meditation which takes us ar...

VIVAN LAS ANTIPODAS! (2011) –(LONG LIVE THE ANTIPODES!)

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            Victor Kossakovsky’s VIVAN LAS ANTIPODAS! (2011) –(LONG LIVE THE ANTIPODES!) premiered this year at the 68th Venice Film Festival and most recently screened to audiences at the 14th Thessaloniki Documentary Film Festival. It is for me one of the most memorable documentaries since Ron Fricke’s BARAKA (1992), similar in form as a type of guided meditation which takes us a...

'Returns' and 'A Day on the Drina' win Big Stamps of 8th ZagrebDox!

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The 8th ZagrebDox was officially closed in Movieplex tonight: Polish film 'Returns' by Krzysztof Kadlubowski won Big Stamp in International Competition and Bosnian film 'A Day on the Drina' by Ines Tanović won the same award in Regional Competition. Little Stamp for Best Film by an author of up to 35 years of age went to the Danish film 'The Will' (by Christian Sønderby Jepsen) and Movies that Matter Award was presented to Tatiana Huezo for her Mexican film 'The Tinniest Pl...

Madame Tussauds Sydney unveils first ever side-by-side wax figure with Dannii Minogue

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Madame Tussauds Sydney unveils first ever side-by-side wax figure with Dannii Minogue DANNII, MEET DANNII Madame Tussauds Sydney unveils first ever side-by-side wax figure with Dannii Minogue Melbourne, Thursday, 9 February 2012: Today, Australia’s much loved TV personality, author and fashion designer, Dannii Minogue was introduced to her double in Australia’s first ever side-by-side wax figure reveal. Dannii is most recently known for her judging and mentoring...

MPAA Chairman Chris Dodd will deliver keynote at Asia Pacific Screen Awards

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Senator Chris Dodd, Chairman and CEO of the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA) delivered the keynote address at the Asia Pacific Screen Awards (APSA), 2011 held today. Senator Dodd addressed an audience of diplomats, state government ministers, APSA filmmakers, and business leaders at Queensland's Gallery of Modern Art in Brisbane, Australia. Introducing Senator Dodd, US Ambassador to Australia Jeffrey Bleich, said: "Commercial achievement is a worthy objective, but what fi...

China's Zhang Yimou to Receive 2011 Asia Pacific Screen FIAPF Award

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The Asia Pacific Screen Awards (APSA) and FIAPF-International Federation of Film Producers Associations announced today that Chinese film producer and director Zhang Yimou will be the 2011 recipient of the FIAPF Award for Outstanding Achievement in Film in the Asia-Pacific region. The honour will be awarded at the fifth annual Asia Pacific Screen Awards ceremony on Australia's Gold Coast on November 24. One of the world's most acclaimed filmmakers, Zhang Yimou's films have open...
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