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10th IN THE PALACE '2012 ...collectable stories / AWARDS & NOMINATIONS

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  Silver Princess Statuette (replica of the original "The Palace" statue of Ilejana, daughter of the Romanian Queen Mary of Edingburgh)   AWARDS & NOMINATIONS | INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION Nominees for BEST FICTION: Joey ( dir. David Forster / Australia / 07'24'') Guang ( dir. Shio Chuan Quek / Malaysia / 14'00'') Short For Vernesa B. ( dir. Jons Vukorep / Germany / 10'47'') The Factory ( dir. Aly Muritiba / Brazil / 15...

MANHATTAN SHORT today announced The Feature Film Project

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MANHATTAN SHORT today announced The Feature Film Project, a new program that will discover and launch one feature film each year, with the help of over one hundred cinemas and the interactive opinions of movie goers across the United States. On March 21 2013 the winning feature film selected from a global call for entries will screen in over one hundred cinemas across the USA.  Audiences at each venue will receive a voting card at each cinema and be asked, ‘Should this film retur...

Freshly Squeezed Film Festival Opens in Dublin

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Imagine a festival that would give film students and recent graduates the chance to showcase their short films. And imagine if this festival was open to students from all over the world to submit their films, regardless of language or genre.Well, some very innovative and creative people in Dublin not only imagined it, they did it. And thanks to their efforts, 40 young film makers are having their work shown on the big screen this weekend in Dublin at the inaugural Freshly Squeezed International ...

The Female Eye Film Festival wrapped

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Filmmakers and screenwriters from all over the globe including the United Kingdom, Australia, Turkey, Argentina, France, Sweden, Trinidad, Sierra Leone, Bahrain, Romania, Israel, the US, and Canada travelled to Toronto to participate in and celebrate in the 10th Anniversary Female Eye Film Festival (June 20th – 24th, 2012). In a shaky economy The Female Eye Film Festival held strong with unprecedented screenings, script readings, industry panel discussions and the FeFF 10th Anniversary Phot...

"A.L.I.C.E." is Official Selection at SCINEMA in Brisbane

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"A.L.I.C.E." (2010/USA/15 mins.) is an Official Selection to the SCINEMA Festival of Science Film in Brisbane, Australia. The festival runs from August 12-20, 2012. This is the 37th festival acceptance for the film. "A.L.I.C.E." stars Joey D'Auria, Aketza Lopez, David Razowsky and Dawn Westlake. Cinematography is by Francesco Uboldi, and editing by Brandon Bondehagen. The film is represented for broadcast sales by Fred Joubaud at Ouat Media-Toronto. For more informatio...

The 59th Sydney Film Festival wrapped with a 10% growth and 122 000 admissions

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The 59th Sydney Film Festival wrapped on Sunday 17 June 2012 with the Australian Premiere of the US sci-fi comedy, Safety Not Guaranteed, bringing to a close the most highly attended Sydney Film Festival to date. “This year, attendances at films and talks grew by 10% to 122,000,’  said SFF CEO, Leigh Small. “There was also a 27% growth in Flexipass sales, indicating individuals are attending more films during the Festival. We were elated by the positive festival buzz in the city...

Sheffield Doc/Fest awards

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It was announced today at the annual Sheffield Doc/Fest awards ceremony, hosted by Jeremy Hardy, that the 20th edition of Sheffield Doc/Fest in 2013 will see the introduction of The Tim Hetherington Award presented by Dogwoof. Says Oli Harbottle, Dogwoof,  “We are delighted to be collaborating with Doc/Fest on this award. Tim’s legacy will forever define what we do at Dogwoof, and his approach will inspire filmmakers for generations to come”. The Tim Hetherington Award will includ...

Please Don't Beat Me, Sir!

Director: Shashwati Talukdar and P. Kerim Friedman.
Over 60 million Indians belong to communities imprisoned by the British as "criminals by birth." The Chhara of Ahmedabad, in Western India, are one of 198 such "Criminal Tribes." Declaring that they are "born actors," not "born criminals," a group of Chhara youth have turned to street theater in their fight against police brutality, corruption, and the stigma of criminality — a stigma internalized by their own grandparents. 'Please Don't Beat Me, Sir!' follows the lives of these young actors and their families as they take their struggle to the streets, hoping their plays will spark a revolution.

All award winners of the 28th Hamburg International ShortFilmFestival 2012

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The decisions by the jurys and the audiences were awaited and anticipated anxiously. The award winners of the 28. Hamburg International ShortFilmFestival were presented with their prizes this evening. The award ceremony’s host was our regular presenter Ruth Rockenschaub, who traditionally combined casualness and festivity. The Egyptian director Ahmed Ghoneimy was awarded the Jury Prize of the International Competition (Hamburg Short Film Prize) for his film BAHARI. The jury stated, tha...

Rob Reiner’s “The Magic of Belle Isle” to open Aruba Fest

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 Program details for the 3rd annual Aruba International Film Festival (AIFF), which takes place June 22-28, 2012, were announced today. The Festival will showcase a diverse array of films from 18 different countries and feature several international and South American premieres. The lineup was announced by AIFF Artistic Director Claudio Masenza along with Festival founder Jonathan Vieira.   AIFF will open with the international premiere of director Rob Reiner’s ...

Interview with Sarah Neal, Queer Palm jury member, programmer Brisbane Queer Film Festival

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                              Sarah Neal is a jury member at Queer Palme Cannes 65th. Sarah is the Head of Programming at Brisbane Powerhouse, a major producing and presenting contemporary arts centre in Australia. Sarah is also the Festival Director of the Brisbane Queer Film Festival, which enters its 13th year in 2012. Sarah has written and direc...

Nicole Richie launches her House of Harlow at David Jones' Sydney store

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Nicole Richie launches her House of Harlow at David Jones' Sydney store Nicole Richie this morning made her first official Sydney public appearance since husband Joel Madden joined The Voice. The mum of two - who was being pitched around as "available for paid appearances" earlier this year - has found a taker and fronted up to David Jones' Elizabeth St store this morning. The fashionista launched the new sunglasses and handbag range from her ...

APRA MUSIC AWARDS PRESENTERS AND PERFORMERS ANNOUNCED, MARY LOPEZ AM TO RECEIVE PRESTIGIOUS TED ALBERT AWARD

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APRA MUSIC AWARDS PRESENTERS AND PERFORMERS ANNOUNCED, MARY LOPEZ AM TO RECEIVE PRESTIGIOUS TED ALBERT AWARD With the red carpet set to roll out in just over a week, the 2012 APRA MUSIC AWARDS are the grand finale to Song Summit 2012 and will be held on the closing night of the three-day music industry expo on Monday May 28th at the Parkside Ballroom, Sydney Convention & Exhibition Centre. Along with details of special Music Awards guest presenters and perform...

Elias Demetriou: I had no ambition to leave my country, but in the end it left me”

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These are not Elias Demetriou’s words. They were said by one of the female characters in the film Fish N’Chips, with which the director participates in the International Competiion of the SIFF. But they are essential for the understanding of the entire film. The subject is very suitable for a comedy, but Demetriou chooses a completely different approach, creting a serious film, which in today’s multicultural situation in Europe poses a very important question: Who we are – t...

Photo Booth

Director: Michael Noonan.
Three soldiers find a photo booth in the middle of a desolate, war-torn landscape and soon realise it carries a strange but disturbing message for each of them. As they enter the mysterious booth one by one, harboring their own fears and anxieties, their image is captured and a picture emerges, revealing the consequences that lie ahead for each of them: a happy family reunion for one, a fractured relationship for another and the ultimate, terrifying sacrifice for the third.

2012 Twin Rivers Film and Media Festival Announce Screening Schedule

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    Siberia Monamour to screen at Twin Rivers Media Festival19th ANNUAL TWIN RIVERS INTERNATIONAL MEDIA AND FILM FESTIVAL ANNOUNCES 2012 FESTIVAL LINEUP   The 19th Annual season of The Twin Rivers Media Festival(TRMF) will celebrate this year with the latest in independent feature, documentary, short and animated films.  The festival runs from May 25th – May 27th 2012 in with features films screening each Friday night until June 22, 2012 at the Phil Mechani...

Sydney Film Festival 6-17 June 2012 Program Launch

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The 59th Sydney Film Festival program was officially launched today by The Hon Barry O’Farrell, MP, Premier of NSW. “It is with great pleasure that I welcome the new Sydney Film Festival Director, Nashen Moodley, to present the 2012 Sydney Film Festival program,” said NSW Premier Barry O’Farrell. “The Sydney Film Festival is a much-loved part of the arts calendar providing film-makers with a wonderful opportunity to showcase their work, as well as providing an injection into the St...

Tracey Moffatt A 12-Film Retrospective at The Museum of Modern Art May 4-13, 2012

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The Museum of Modern Art 11 West 53rd Street | www.moma.org Tracey Moffatt is highly regarded for her formal and stylistic experimentation in film, photography and video; her work draws on history of cinema, art and photography as well as popular culture and her own childhood memories and fantasies. Born in Brisbane, Australia, Tracey Moffatt first gained significant critical acclaim for her film work when the short film NIGHT CRIES was selected for official competion a...

Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Australia: Day 2; News, gossip, celebs

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Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Australia today officially enjoyed day 2 in Sydney, Australia. Yesterday it was Marvel Comics - Marvel Entertainment themed garments from Romance Was Born' that attracted a lot of talk, traffic, eyeballs, media attention and chequebooks we understand, but today the buzz was more evenly spread around. First some goss and background... Fashion luminaries, buyers, celebs and bloggers all descended upon the Overseas Passenger Termin...

2012 Los Angeles Film Festival Line-Up

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This year's Festival will screen a diverse slate of nearly 200 feature films, shorts, and music videos, representing more than 30 countries, along with signature programs such as the Filmmaker Retreat, Poolside Chats, Coffee Talks, Music Events and more. Check back May 15 for the complete Festival schedule! OPENING NIGHT:   To Rome With Love- (DIRECTOR/WRITER Woody Allen PRODUCERS Letty Aronson, Stephen Tenenbaum CAST Woody Allen, Alec Baldwin, Roberto Benigni, Penélope Cruz,...

The Ohio Independent Film Festival is currently programming its 19th year

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This years film festival is scheduled for May 17 through May 20 and will be presented at the Arts Collinwood galleries, with the headlining film "For the Love of Music " presented at The Beachland Ballroom on May 20th. For tickets and additional information on the film festival please go to www.ohiofims.com or ticketweb.com (search Ohio Independent Film Festival). The Ohio Independent Film Festival is currently programming its 19th year of presenting films submitted by independent...

116,000 movie-goers at Tribeca

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The 2012 Tribeca Film Festival (TFF), co-founded by Robert De Niro, Jane Rosenthal and Craig Hatkoff, and presented by Founding Sponsor American Express, today announced that more than 380,000 people attended screenings, panels, talks and free community events - including the Tribeca Drive-In series, Family Festival Street Fair, Tribeca/ESPN Sports Day and the second annual Tribeca/NYFEST Soccer Day, as well as the Tribeca Disruptive Innovation Awards and the Tribeca Film Institute Interactive D...

Hugh Jackman will host the main event at Tropfest NY

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Tropfest began twenty years ago when Director John Polson (Hide & Seek, Tenderness) showed a six-minute film he made for under $100 at his local café in Sydney, Australia, for 200 guests. Today the annual free festival in Sydney receives thousands of submissions, is attended by more than 150,000 people and watched live via satellite by hundreds of thousands more. This summer Tropfest arrives in the U.S. beginning with a weekend of activities at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, June 1-3, cel...

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 ...

Iron Sky grabs 2 awrds at Brussels Film Festival

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Finnish-German-Australia science fiction action spoof Iron Sky was awarded at the Brussels International Fantastic Film Festival with Silver Méliès award, and with the Audience Award. Silver Méliès award is a highly appreciated Europen genre film award, and the winners of the award end up competing each other for the Golden Méliès award, later this year in October in Sitges Film Festival. Director Timo Vuorensola was surprised of the reactions of the crowd at Brussels: “I didn't kn...

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