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This is mamie today, at the Los Angeles Jewish Film Festival !

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LOS ANGELES JEWISH FILM FESTIVAL OPENS WITH TONY CURTIS DOC AND MAMIE VAN DOREN APPEARANCE  by Alex Deleon for http://www.filmfestivals.com/ The seventh edition of the Los Angeles Jewish Film Festival (LAJFF) opened on May 4 at the plush Writers Guild Theater in Beverly Hills with a feature length documentary on  recently deceased Jewish actor Tony Curtis and a Gala reception at which another legendary youth idol and sex symbol of the fifties, Mamie Van Doren, was the...

WorldFest-Houston International Film Festival Wraps 45th Season ~ Lots of Kicks with Indie Flicks!

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              WorldFest-Houston, the third longest-running International Film Festival in North America, celebrated the conclusion of its 10-day run of film, fun and fanfare in its 45th annual independent film showcase with a 17% increase in box-office!  With two engaging luminaries receiving the WorldFest Remi Lifetime Achievement Award this year, Louis Gossett, Jr. on opening weekend and the inimitable Sally Kirkland on closing, WorldFest bookended this year’s ...

31. Istanbul Film Festival's Winners

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GOODBYE FESTIVAL! The awards of the festival were given out at the Closing Gala and Award Ceremony at Lütfi Kırdar. Memet Ali Alabora host the night. Here are the films awarded at the ceremony: “Golden Tulip International Competition Award” on behalf of Şakir Eczacıbaşı, The Loneliest Planet (Julia Loktev) Golden Tulip International Competition “Special Jury Prize” Oslo, August 31st (Joachim Trier) “Golden Tulip National Competition Best Picture...

Fancine opens call for entries for its 22nd edition

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FANCINE – Fantastic Film Festival of the University of Málaga opens call for entries for its 22nd edition, which will be celebrated between 22nd and 29th of November 2012. The sections in competition are: feature films, fiction short film, animation short films and online shorts. The deadline for submission is 16th of July for feature films and 5th of July for short films and online shorts. The movies submitted must have been produced after 1st of January 2011 and not have been...

Call of entries

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FANCINE 22 FANTASTIC FILM FESTIVAL OF THE UNIVERSITY OF MÁLAGA From 22 nd – 29th NOVEMBER 2012         REGULATIONS     1.- GOALS FANCINE – FESTIVAL DE CINE FANTÁSTICO Fantastic Film Festival of the UNIVERSITY OF MÁLAGA has as its goal the presentation of a selection of the best world film production of feature as well as short films of Fantastic genre under all its variants (Fantasy, Science Fiction, Horror). Therefo...

AWARDS 2012 Cape Winelands Film Festival

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Films from Azerbaijan, Serbia, Belgium, France, Germany, Russia, Mexico, Slovakia and South Africa were among the winners of the 5th edition of the Cape Winelands Film Festival (CWFF), which had its last screenings on 24 March 2012 in Stellenbosch and Cape Town. The programme included award winning features, documentaries and shorts from more than 48 countries. 2012 Grand Prix Award: Grand Prix Award for the film BUTA Ilgar Najaf from Azerbaijan won the Grand Prix Award for Buta, a story...

Cape Winelands Film festival AWARDS Highlights

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AWARDS EVENING OF FIFTH EDITION OF THE CAPE WINELANDS FILM FESTIVAL (CWFF) Films from Azerbaijan, Serbia, Belgium, France, Germany, Russia, Mexico, Slovakia and South Africa were among the winners of the 5th edition of the Cape Winelands Film Festival (CWFF), which had its last screenings on 24 March 2012 in Stellenbosch and Cape Town. The programme included award winning features, documentaries and shorts from more than 48 countries. Ilgar Najaf from Azerbaijan won the ...

Latin America Film Mostra Catalunya Awards

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FEATURE FILMS • COOPERATION AND DEVELOPMENT AWARD FOR BEST FILM, GIVEN BY THE AECID (SPANISH AGENCY FOR COOPERATION AND DEVELOPMENT OF THE MINISTRY OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS AND COOPERATION) TO: "The student" of Santiago Mitre (Argentina) • BEST DIRECTOR: Everardo Gout by "Days of Grace" (Mexico-France-US) • Best Screenplay: Bernardo Arellano for "between night and day" (Mexico) • BEST ACTRESS: Rossana Fernandez "The sound of the stones" of Alexan...

The World Cinema at 23rd Ankara Film Festival

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23rd Ankara International Film Festival, supported by Ministry of Culture and Tourism and organized by The World Mass Media Research Foundation announced today the films screening in this year’s World Cinema Categories. World Cinema showcases the most anticipated and prize-winning international films of the year. Jean-Marc Vallée’s (Director of the CRAYZ) latest film Café de Flore, visually breathtaking 'Three and a Half / Seh o nim’, 2011 San Sebastian Film Festival ‘Best Film...

The Artist and Hugo Top Winners at The 84th Academy Awards

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By Maria Esteves – February 27, 2012 The 84th Annual Academy Awards presented by Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS) President Tom Sherak for outstanding film achievements of 2011 and hosted by nine-time Academy Award host actor/comedian Billy Crystal commenced Sunday, February 26, 2012, 8:00pm ET and 5:00pm PT at the Kodak Theatre, Hollywood, California. Live broadcast of the Oscars were televised in the U.S. on ABC Network and in more than 200 countries worldwide. THE ARTI...

THE ARTIST wins Oscar gold!!!

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THE ARTIST (2011) wins Oscar gold for 'Best Picture' (producer Thomas Langmann), Michel Hazanavicius for Best Director, Jean Dujardin for Best Actor at the 84th Academy Awards!!!     Since the film’s Cannes premiere in 2011, it has received worldwide acclaim and most recently a Golden Globe for Best Picture by a musical/comedy, Best Actor for Jean Dujardiin, a nomination for Best Picture for the upcoming Academy Awards, 2012, and has most recently cleaned the award sl...

The Artist wins 5 Oscar and enters french legend, Hugo received 5

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For the best picture of the year: "The Artist" For the best performance by an actor in a leading role: Jean Dujardin, "The Artist"   For the best performance by an actress in a leading role: Meryl  Streep, "The Iron Lady"                                 ...

Bravo l'Artist

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For the best picture of the year: "The Artist" For the best performance by an actor in a leading role: Jean Dujardin, "The Artist" For the best performance by an actress in a leading role: Meryl Streep, "The Iron Lady"    $For the best performance by an actor in a supporting role: Christopher Plummer, "Beginners"  For the best performance by an actress in a supporting role: Octavia Spencer, "The Help"  For the best achievement in directing: Michel Hazanavicius, "The Artist" "The Descend...

THE ARTIST- Interview with the cast in Santa Barbara

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  The Artist (2011)…"It’s a love story and there’s a cute dog!"   French auteur Michel Hazanavicius of the film ‘The Artist’ (2011) was born 29 March 1967, and although few can pronounce his name correctly, everyone is talking about this tres talented French director. French actor Jean Dujardin calls the director ‘Michel Hazana-genius’; due to the film’s explosive worldwide success, it would appear that most agree to his work as ‘genius’ ind...

No Habrá Paz para los Malvados Best Film in The Goya Awards

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No habrá paz para los Malvados was considered last night the Best Film in Spain during the Goya Awards ceremony. The film obtained 6 Goyas including Best Film,Best Director (Enrique Urbizu),Best Actor (Jose Coronado),Best screenplay... Pedro Almodóvar´s The Skin I live In received 3 awards. One for Elena Anaya as best actress and also Oscar nominee Alberto Iglesias for the best original soundtrack. ...

Berlinale prizes

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PRIZES OF THE INTERNATIONAL JURY GOLDEN BEAR FOR THE BEST FILM Cesare deve morire Caesar Must Die by Paolo & Vittorio Taviani       JURY GRAND PRIX-SILVER BEAR Csak a szél Just The Wind by Bence Fliegauf SILVER BEAR FOR BEST DIRECTOR Christian Petzold for  Barbara (Barbara) ...

Martin Scorsese at 27th Santa Barbara Int'l FIlm Fest

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Martin Scorsese was honored Monday night at the Santa Barbara International Film Festival. Sir Ben Kingsley was in attendance as well, to award Scorsese with the American Riviera Award. Here are some tidbits from the gentle evening in Santa Barbara paradise, 90 miles outside of Los Angeles. Upon the stage before Scorsese came on moderator Leonard Maltin said,  "I like to talk to a man who likes to talk." Soon enough I realized how TRUE this is about the greatest living ...

The Big Black

Director: Oliver Kyr.
Our forefathers warned us not to leave the burden of a guilt behind when we die. Because before your guilt-ridden soul is redeemed to heaven you would enter a queer, dark world. Welcome to the nightmare of purgatory. Welcome to the „Big Black“. 20-year-old Jack hunts the nightmare of his past and crosses paths with mysterious Eve. The beautiful girl who is either his Guardian Angel or his Final Doom. Time runs out as Jack tries to escape the demons of the waste lands in order to find redemption. Intense pictures and gripping music form a poetic base for a surreal plot and bizarre characters: An independent film with a renowned European cast.

Read the entire list of NYIIFVF's success stories

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Below is a list of films that have achieved success through exhibition at our festival. Many of our films have our festival's laurels on their box art in US video stores. Where the river runs...goes to Cannes with Stuart Salter   Racing Daylight (Starring David Strathairn) Picked up and released by Vanguard Cinema Ghost Adventures. Festival award helps launch their own TV series of the same name on The Travel Channel Down The Barrel (Surfing Documantary) Showed o...

The 17th Annual Critics' Choice Movie Awards Select "The Artist" as Best Picture and Michel Hazanavicius as Best Director

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    The Broadcast Film Critics Association (BFCA) announced the winners of the 17th annual Critics' Choice Movie Awards earlier this evening. Hosted by comedians Paul Scheer and Rob Huebel, the star-studded ceremony was held at the Hollywood Palladium and aired live on VH1. "The Artist" was named the year's Best Picture and Michael Hazanavicius won Best Director honors for the film. Other...

The 17TH BFCA Annual Critics' Choice Movie Awards

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The 17th Annual Critics' Choice Movie Awards Select "The Artist" as Best Picture and Michel Hazanavicius as Best DirectorThe Broadcast Film Critics Association (BFCA) announced the winners of the 17th annual Critics' Choice Movie Awards earlier this evening. Hosted by comedians Paul Scheer and Rob Huebel, the star-studded ceremony was held at the Hollywood Palladium and aired live on VH1. "The Artist" was named the year's Best Picture and Michael Hazanavicius won Best Director honors for the fil...

Clooney will present to Sean Penn the Joel Siegel Award at the 17Th Annual Critics' Choice Movie Awards

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The Broadcast Film Critics Association (BFCA) announced today that renowned actor and humanitarian Sean Penn will be presented with the fifth annual Joel Siegel Award at the 17th annual Critics' Choice Movie Awards. The award will be presented by fellow actor and 13-time Critics' Choice Award nominee George Clooney. The ceremony will air live on VH1 on Thursday, January 12 at 8:00 PM ET/PT. Given annually, this special a...

Nominees to the 26th Goya Awards

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  The 26th Goya Awards nominees list has been announced today in Madrid in a press conference.The two presenters, actor Lluis Homar and actress Inma Cuesta were quite nervous and extremely happy to finally read each other nominations.Pedro Almodovar´s film “La Piel que Habito” (The Skin I live In) has reached up to 16 nominations including Best Film and Best Director and also its cast has been nominated and becomes the favourite. No Habrá Paz para los Malvados comes second with 14 n...

"The Artist," which received a Best Picture PGA nomination today, was the hit of Capri, Hollywood

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"The Artist," which received a Best Picture PGA nomination today, was the hit of Capri, Hollywood - The Smart International Film Festival, winning Film of the Year for its Golden Globe nominated director Michel Hazanavicius and the Best Actress nod for its female lead, Bérénice Bejo. Michael Fassbender was named Best Actor for his performance in "Shame," and Sir Ben Kingsley received the Fest's 2011 Legend Award, a career honor.       ...

Sir Ben Kingsley Received Capri Fest’s Legend Award

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“The Artist,” which received a Best Picture PGA nomination today, was the hit of Capri, Hollywood – The Smart International Film Festival, winning Film of the Year for its Golden Globe nominated director Michel Hazanavicius and the Best Actress nod for its female lead, Bérénice Bejo. Michael Fassbender was named Best Actor for his performance in “Shame,” and Sir Ben Kingsley received the Fest’s 2011 Legend Award, a career honor.The Fest’s 16th edition, which was directed by Pasca...
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