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Hubert Bals Fund announces winners Fall 2012 Selection Round

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      The Hubert Bals Fund of the International Film Festival Rotterdam (IFFR) has selected twenty-five film projects that receive grants for script development, digital production, postproduction, distribution or workshops. In its Fall 2012 selection round, the Fund gives 330,000 Euro to projects from seventeen Asian, Eastern European, Latin-American and African countries. (See full list below)   From many strong applications for workshop initiatives, the Hubert Bals Fu...

Wildly Imaginative!

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  16TH ANNUAL WILDSIDE THEATRE FESTIVAL The Hottest Two Weeks in Winter! January 3 - 13, 2013     Centaur’s 16th Wildside Theatre Festival jumpstarts the New Year with 10 days of sensational, cutting-edge theatre! Curated by Artistic and Executive Director, Roy Surette, the festival features a potpourri of colourful characters including the hilarious Mr. Joe in the North American premiere of Placebo; the outrageous Miss Hiccup, who has bee...

30 filmmakers from the Talent Campus present their projects in the Berlin House of Representatives

30 international filmmakers from the Campus present their projects in the Berlin House of Representatives   At the Berlin House of Representatives—home amongst other events to the Co-Production Market and located across the street from the Martin-Gropius Building where the European Film Market is held—30 selected Campus filmmakers have the unique opportunity to present their projects to the festival public. In addition to participants busy advancing their feature film projec...

HOLY MOTORS (2012) at 53rd TIFF

HOLY MOTORS (2012) premiered at the 2012 Cannes Film Festival and most recently opened the 53rd Thessaloniki International Film Festival   HOLY MOTORS: Is it gratuitous shock-value pomp or high surrealistic cinematic genius? You decide… A swarthy dwarfish (though not a dwarf) Parisian, ‘Monsieur Oscar’ (played by Denis Lavant), lives for the night like some kind of vampire or ancient fiend feeding off humanity’s basest Chthonic nature. By day he is a loving f...

HOLY MOTORS (2012) at 53rd TIFF

HOLY MOTORS (2012) premiered at the 2012 Cannes Film Festival and most recently opened the 53rd Thessaloniki International Film Festival   HOLY MOTORS: Is it gratuitous shock-value pomp or high surrealistic cinematic genius? You decide… A swarthy dwarfish (though not a dwarf) Parisian, ‘Monsieur Oscar’ (played by Denis Lavant), lives for the night like some kind of vampire or ancient fiend feeding off humanity’s basest Chthonic nature. By day he is a loving f...

Highlights from Five Flavours Film Festival, Warsaw

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The sixth edition of Five Flavours Film Festival opens today, 24 October, in Warsaw's Muranow and Praha cinemas. The festival is the only film event in Poland focused primarily on Asian cinema. The seven-day programme involves six sections and thirty new features with two European premieres. Every year, Five Flavours brings a deeper insight into the cinematography of a selected country from South-East Asia. The sixth edition presents Focus: Malaysia which is one of the main sections of this ye...

New competition of the Black Nights highlights feature debuts from Baltic Sea Region

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Feature debuts from the Baltic and Nordic countries compete in the the new Tridens Herring competition programme judged by an international jury, among others Kiki Sugino. Tridens Herring feature debut competition replaces the previous Baltic competition aiming to present young talent from around the Baltic Sea. „In the recent years many young and interesting film makers have emerged in the Baltic film industry, who are up to a comparison even in the context of very strong film countries....

New competition of the Black Nights highlights feature debuts from Baltic Sea Region

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Feature debuts from the Baltic and Nordic countries compete in the the new Tridens Herring competition programme judged by an international jury, among others Kiki Sugino. Tridens Herring feature debut competition replaces the previous Baltic competition aiming to present young talent from around the Baltic Sea. „In the recent years many young and interesting film makers have emerged in the Baltic film industry, who are up to a comparison even in the context of very strong film countries. ...

Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival presents its Tallinn Industry Days 2012 (November 26 - 28, 2012)

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  Tallinn Industry Days boasts a line-up of Asian and North American professionals. The top movers from Asian and American independent industry from producers to financiers, festivals amd institutions are meeting up in Estonia this fall on 26 -28 November to boost their cooperation across continents, Estonia and North-Eastern Europe. Multinational hits, Asian project markets, potential genre biz, and crowd funding are tackled in a two day meet with an unique finance and matching program wi...

Don’t Think is the cinematic/musical event of the year. Evening projection nightly FNC event party

Don’t Think is the cinematic/musical event of the year. Shot with 21 cameras at the 2011 edition of Japan’s renowned Fuji Rock Festival, …Don’t Think is projected on multiple giant screens and features a sound system and lighting setup worthy of a night club. This event is sure to be a highlight of this year’s FNC. The film will be followed by a set by DJ Cherry Cola who will ensure that you don’t get to bed until late into the night. Evening projection nightly FNC event party at l'...

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 ...

Honouring Japan at the 41ST FESTIVAL DU NOUVEAU CINÉMA

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HONOURING JAPAN AT THE 41ST FESTIVAL DU NOUVEAU CINÉMA   Pop trade and culture of the avant-garde. This year, the Festival du nouveau cinéma is honouring Japan. Operation seduction, post Fukushima and other disasters, far from the media stereotypes of a culture and a country that have always fascinated the West. It is the ideal opportunity for public and journalists alike to reflect on a film industry that is among the most important, dynamic and influential in the worl...

Ridley Scott's "Japan in a Day" to be Special Opening Film for 25th TIFF in Tokyo

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 "Japan in a Day"© 2012 FUJI TELEVISION NETWORK, INC., JAPAN IN A DAY FILMS LTD  Tokyo International Film Festival (TIFF) is pleased to announce that “Japan in a Day” by the highly acclaimed filmmaker, Ridley Scott, has been selected as the Special Opening Film for the 25th TIFF. “Japan in a Day” is a collection of video submissions filmed on March 11 of this year, which have been compiled into a single film. It is a significant film in that it convey...

EFA Board members Elected for 2012

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The President: Wim Wenders, Director, Germany Wim Wenders attended the Academy of Film & Television in Munich, worked as a film critic for various German publications, and was a founding member of Filmverlag der Autoren. In 1976 he set up his own production company, Road Movies, and, in 2002, Reverse Angle. Often hailed as one of the most important German directors on the international scene, Wenders has received various international awards, including the Golden Lion (TH...

New international film market: Red Square Screenings to launch this october

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The first annual Red Square Screenings will take place on October 15-20, 2012, on the Red Square, in the historical building of the State Department Store. http://www.screendaily.com/news/europe/red-square-screenings-to-showcase-latest-russian-cinema/5044583.article?blocktitle=Latest-news&contentID=1846 This is the first specialized film market for films from Russia, Ukraine, Kazakhstan and Belarus. It will represent the film industry of the post-Soviet territory as a whole, no...

Call for entries for Short Shorts Film Festival & Asia 2013!

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For short films completed in 2011 (after June 1, 2011): October 15, 2012 For short films completed in 2012 (after January 1, 2012): December 20, 2012 Submissions must be postmarked by the applicable deadline based on the production year of your film, and late submissions will not be considered and screener DVDs cannot be returned under any circumstances. International / Asia International Competition 1. Japan Premieres Only: Your film MUST NOT have been screened in Japan on any media and oc...

JAPAN CUTS the New York Festival Contemporary Japanese Cinema

JAPAN CUTS
THE NEW YORK FESTIVAL OF CONTEMPORARY JAPANESE CINEMA

July 12-28, 2012


"North America's premiere showcase for Japanese film" (Firefox News), JAPAN CUTS is an inimitable platform for contemporary Japanese cinema, showing the diversity and vitality of one of the most exciting world cinemas, and ranging from refined, high-concept art house titles to popular and grindhouse genre movies. In its sixth consecutive year, JAPAN CUTS 2012 includes close to 40 titles screening from July 12 to 28, with 12 co-presentations with the New York Asian Film Festival (NYAFF, 11th edition), with which it forms a winning summer fest combination that shows 100 films annually.  As its centerpiece, this year’s edition of the festival will highlight the career of living Japanese film legend 
Koji Yakusho. Visit the website for information and to purchase tickets!

 

Thursday, July 12

6:30 - Asura

8:15 - Smuggler

 

Friday, July 13

6:30 - Hard Romanticker

8:40 - The Atrocity Exhibition (Let's Make the Teacher… + Big Gun + Henge)

 

Saturday, July 14

1:00 - Scabbard Samurai

3:15 - Tokyo Playboy Club

5:30 - Gyo

7:15 - Love Strikes! + Striking Love! JAPAN CUTS Opening Party!*

 

Sunday, July 15

1:30 - Ace Attorney

4:15 - Tormented

6:00 - Monsters Club*

8:00 - Chips

 

Tuesday, July 17

7:30 - Zombie Ass

 

Wednesday, July 18

7:30 - Girls for Keeps

 

Thursday, July 19

6:30 - Someday

8:30 - 9 Souls

 

Friday, July 20

7:00 - The Woodsman and the Rain, Centerpiece Gala Presentation*

 

Saturday, July 21

1:00 - Shall We Dance?

3:30 - Toad's Oil

6:00 - Chronicle of My Mother

8:20 - 13 Assassins*

11:00 - Cure

 

Sunday, July 22

1:00 - Love Strikes!

3:15 - No Man's Zone*

5:20 - About the Pink Sky

7:20 - Isn't Anyone Alive?

9:30 - Roadside Fugitive

 

Tuesday, July 24

7:00 - Rebirth

 

Wednesday, July 25

7:00 - Rent-a-Cat*

9:15 - Ushijima the Loan Shark

 

Tuesday, July 26

7:00 - Don't Stop! + DON'T STOP! JAPAN CUTS Party*

 

Friday, July 27

7:00 – Leonie*

 

Saturday, July 28

1:00 - A Gentle Rain Falls for Fukushima

3:00 - Women on the Edge

5:00 - Lonely Swallows

7:00 - The Brat!

9:00 - Space Battleship Yamato

 

*Director or actor introduction and/or Q&A!

THE LA NEO NOIR EROTIC FILM FEST IS SEEKING YOUR SEXIEST DARKEST CRIME SHORTS AT LANNEFF.COM

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LANNEFF showcases U.S. and international sexy, dark, crime short films and short screenplays December 1st at the Downtown Independent Theater in Downtown Los Angeles. Presenting the ONLY film festival walking tour of neo-noir historic landmarks which also features live film noir events, a film screening of selected storytellers, an awards show, and a lively reception at the Far East Cafe aka The Chop Suey Cafe in Downtown LA's Little Tokyo, LANNEFF couples film noir history with toda...

Pardo d’onore Swisscom to Leos Carax

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French director Leos Carax will receive the Pardo d’onore Swisscom at the forthcoming edition of the Festival del film Locarno.   © Copyright Wild Bunch 2012 To mark the occasion, the filmmaker’s five features – Boy Meets Girl (1984), Bad Blood (Mauvais Sang, 1986), The Lovers on the Bridge (Les Amants du Pont-Neuf, 1991), Pola X (1999) and Holy Motors (2012) ¬¬– will be screened, as well as the portmanteau film Tokyo!, to which he contributed the segment Merde in 2008. On the d...

Roger Corman to head 25th TIFF Jury

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  Tokyo International Film Festival (TIFF) announced that one of Hollywood's most gifted masters of filmmaking, Roger Corman will serve as Jury President for the International Competition at the 25th Tokyo International Film Festival TIFF (20-28 Oct). The 86-year-old Corman produced more than 550 films and directed fifty others in a career spanning nearly 60 years. He has often been described as a rebel, a maverick and the king of genre film-making. "My last visit to T...

Edinburgh International Film Festival (EIFF) line up revealed

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At a press conference at Filmhouse in Edinburgh this morning, Artistic Director Chris Fujiwara announced details of his inaugural programme for the 66th edition of the Edinburgh International Film Festival (EIFF). This year the Festival, which runs from 20 June to 1 July, will host nineteen World premieres and thirteen International premieres. The Festival will showcase one hundred and twenty-one new features from fifty-two countries, including eleven European premieres and seventy-six UK...

Apichatpong Weerasethakul is presenting the new LomoKino camera in Cannes today and discussing his short Ashes

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  Filmmaker and 2010 Palme d’Or winner, Apichatpong Weerasethakul is presenting the new MUBI edition LomoKino camera in Cannes today (Saturday 19 May), and discussing his new short film ASHES, which he shot on a LomoKino. The first ever clone of the popular hand-cranked analogue movie camera is designed by MUBI and endorsed and signed by Apichatpong Weerasethakul.  His 20 minute short film ASHES shot on the camera is a first step into production by MUBI, the global online film pla...

Yukuharu

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Director: Jason Gray.
Kiku and Shunsuke are elementary school classmates. On their way home, they tease and threaten to reveal each others' secrets. As signs of childhood love begin to bloom with the chance for a first kiss, an unforeseen tragedy arises...

55th San Francisco International Film Festival wrapped

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Rachel Rosen, director of programming for the San Francisco Film Society, Benoit Jacquot, director of FAREWELL, MY QUEEN, and Melanie Blum, SFFS interim executive director, arriving at Opening Night of the 55th San Francisco International Film Festival, April 19, 2012.  Photo © Pamela Gentile, courtesy of San Francisco Film Society The longest-Running Film Festival in the Americas Enjoys a Spectacular Year with Superb Programming, Numerous Spe...

Nippon Connection: Japanese Spring Is Coming To Frankfurt!

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  The 12th Japanese Film Festival Nippon Connection will run May 2-6, 2012, Frankfurt am Main   In just a few days, it will be "YOUKOSO!", and the Students' House at Bockenheim Campus in Frankfurt will become the center venue of an international film festival. From May 2-6, the Japanese film festival Nippon Connection will welcome cinema enthusiasts and friends of Japanese culture from Germany, Europe and the whole world in Frankfurt for the twelfth time. Be it ...
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