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Handa Opera On Sydney Harbour; Red Carpet

Earlier this evening Mrs Macquarie’s Chair hosted the red carpet event for Handa Opera. It was one for Opera buffs and a few politicians showed up also, including NSW Premier Barry O'Farrell. Fortunately the rain stayed away, which was a relief for organisers. Well done to everyone who helped organise the event, and we wish them commercial success with the production which is understood to be world class. Press Release La Traviata: Handa Opera On Sydney...

Berlinale 2012: International Jury presided by Mike Leigh

With Mike Leigh serving as Jury President, the International Jury will decide who will receive the Golden Bear and Silver Bears as well as the Alfred Bauer Prize of the 2012 Berlinale Competition. The other members of the International Jury will be Anton Corbijn, Asghar Farhadi, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Jake Gyllenhaal, François Ozon, Boualem Sansal and Barbara Sukowa. Mike Leigh (Jury President) Mike Leigh has made a name for himself as one of the most outstanding filmmakers of auteur cinema and...


Liam Neeson will be this year's recipient of the Krzysztof Kieslowski Award at the 18th Plus Camerimage Film Festival in Poland. The Award, founded in memory of the late director, recognizes Liam Neeson's outstanding artistic achievement in film - a body of work that reflects and personifies Kieślowski's ideals on the universal truth about humanity and human emotions. Past honorees include Ralph Fiennes, Irene Jacob, Charlize Theron, Isabelle Huppert and Julia Ormond. Hosted by Grażyna T...

Liam Neeson honored at Savannah Film Festival

The 13th annual Savannah Film Festival, hosted by SCAD, presented Liam Neeson with the Achievement in Cinema Award on November 2, 2010. SCAD President Paula Wallace presented the award to Neeson to a standing ovation from a standing-room-only audience."I'm humbled and embarrassed but it's lovely to be here at this extraordinary festival," said Neeson upon acceptance of his award. "I'm the luckiest man in the friggin' world." He dedicated the award to the crews he's worked with on his sets. "They...

The British Urban Film Festival - August Blog

Who would be a film festival director ey? It was always going to be a chaotic period once the deadline for submissions closed on Sunday July 25 at midnight. It was even extended to 5pm the next day. Add to that filming with Lateef Lovejoy for the festival and the debut of ‘Buff on Tour’ in Cricklewood at 7.30pm the next day also - and the phrase ‘killing hours’ comes to mind, a phrase which embodies the amount of energy being exhausted – and shared in equal measure by this year's fes...

The 2010 British Urban Film Festival - June Blog

This time 5 years ago, Noel Clarke was playing Billie Piper’s screen boyfriend in Doctor Who. Since then, our man Noel not only starred in ‘Kidulthood’ (recently screened again on BBC3), he went onto write and direct its’ sequel, ‘Adulthood’ – collecting a Bafta along the way. He has since starred in ‘Heartless’ and ‘Centurion’. He also starred in ‘Doghouse’ with Stephen Graham, Danny Dyer and Terry Stone, and has just released ‘4,3,2,1’ – considered by some to ...

Got to Run

Director: Robbie Moffat.
A part time runner an unhappy sales woman is given a list of ten beautiful places to run. Present day, Sarah McGuire, a travelling sales woman is off on a trip up north to sell her boss's latest range of lingerie stock. unhappy in her current relationship with a car mechanic,she sets off with a mind to change her life for the better. She is good at her job but is unfulfilled. To alleviate her daily boredom she runs to orchestral music. Running is her one real pleasure in life. A chance meeting in a pub while drunk furnishes her with a list of ten beautiful places to go running in Britain. Intially, the places are on route between her sales assignments, but finally Sarah has to make the decision to get off the beaten track and go on the run.

Winners of the Fido Awards

WINNERS OF THE 2009 CANINE ‘OSCARS' ANNOUNCED: The Fido Awards and Dogs Trust celebrate winning dog actors   Winners of the Fido Awards presented in association with Dogs Trust and honouring canine cinematic excellence were announced today at the prestigious ceremony at BFI Southbank. The full list of winners is as follows:   HISTORICAL HOUND (for period drama excellence)                The Young Victoria ROM-COM ROVER (for romantic-comedy com...

Canine Oscars nominations announced for real...

The Fido Awards and Dogs Trust honour dog actorsBounding into their third year, the Fido Awards, presented for canine cinematic excellence are this year teaming up with Dogs Trust, the UK’s largest dog welfare charity. The event honours dog performances on the silver screen and will take place on Sunday 22 November 2009 at BFI Southbank in London.Nominations for the Fido Awards are announced today for outstanding canine performances in the following categories:HISTORICAL HOUND – for period d...

Menahem GOLAN Jury member of the Official Competition CAMERA 300

The International Jury of the Official Competition CAMERA 300 at the 29th International Cinematographers’ Film Festival MANAKI BROTHERS will be composed of the following members:Christian BERGER, Cinematographer (Austria) – President of the JuryHe is one of the leading Austrian cinematographers, also working as director, writer, producer, actor and professor at the Vienna Film Academy. He became world wide famous by working with the leading Austrian director Michael Haneke. He developed the ...

Ibiza will host a new festival, justr after Cannes

IBIZA WILL BE THE CAPITAL OF THE FILM INDUSTRY FROM 29 MAY TO 7 JUNE 2007- Film producers unite on the balearic island of Ibiza to form an exciting new meeting point for actors, directors, distributors and executives of the film industry.-Stars of the big screen support new scientific projects destined to preserve the ecologic balance of this natural paradise and the recuperation of marine species in danger of extinction.4 Sept.- The few fishermen left who still fish the seas around Ibiza keep...