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The Orator! Interview with Tusi Tamasese

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  Saili is a small man with a big heart who lives happily with his beautiful wife Vaaiga and her daughter Litia. Sadly however, the whole family is somewhat of an outcast; Saili because he has been denied his title and Vaaiga because, although her family wants her back, they cast her out years ago. In trying to stay peaceful and to themselves they only aggravate everyone else in the village and their lives as they know it become threatened unless they, namely Saili, speaks up to the pow...

The Orator! Interview with Tusi Tamasese

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  Saili is a small man with a big heart who lives happily with his beautiful wife Vaaiga and her daughter Litia. Sadly however, the whole family is somewhat of an outcast; Saili because he has been denied his title and Vaaiga because, although her family wants her back, they cast her out years ago. In trying to stay peaceful and to themselves they only aggravate everyone else in the village and their lives as they know it become threatened unless they, namely Saili, speaks up to the powe...

Call Me Fitz - FX Event At Swifts, Darling Point, Sydney with Jason Priestley

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Call Me Fitz - FX Event At Swifts, Darling Point, Sydney with Jason Priestley The grounds of the famous Swifts Mansion were abuzz with fans and media as actor Jason Priestley and a good spread of other actors did the rounds to promote FX's 'Call Me Fitz', in which Priestley stars. Priestley, better known to Australians and most of the world for his former role in Beverly Hills 90210 has put Brandon Walsh in the history book...

Human Rights Watch Film Festival announces line-up

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Human Rights Watch Film Festival  London, 21-30 March  ff.hrw.org   19 Films Address Economic Inequality and Consequences Worldwide (London, 10 February 2012) – The 16th edition of the Human Rights Watch Film Festival will be presented in London from 21-30 March, 2012, Human Rights Watch said today. The international feature programme includes 15 documentaries and 4 dramas, from Afghanistan, Bolivia, Bulgaria, Cambodia, the Canary Islands, Ethiopia, Iraq, Ita...

Tropfest has staged the first ever Tropfest ‘Roughcuts’, with film industry heavyweights such as Oscar winner Geoffrey Rush

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  A DAY OF FILM INSIGHT FOR ROUGH BUFFS                                                                                                                                                 Tropfest in collaboration with Screen NSW has staged the first ever Tropfest ‘Roughcuts’, with film industry heavyweights such as Oscar winner Geoffrey Rush, and seas...

Berlinale 2012: Crystal Bears and Deutsches Kinderhilfswerk Awards in Generation Kplus

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members of the Children's Jury Generation Kplus   Kimia Godarzani-Bakhtiari Rosa Münchmeyer Anne Marie Dominik Fittje Nikita Neitzke Justin Braun Fion Mutert Victor Neumeister Lale Öztoprak Anna Luisa Cruz Pia Jacqueline Heß Simon Kajdi   give the following awards:   Crystal Bear for the Best Feature Film: ARCADIA by Olivia Silver, USA 2011 A family realises that it cannot just run away fr...

Roxette Australian Tour: Sydney Entertainment Centre Double Shot; 1927 Open

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Roxette have topped the charts three times down under in Australia and with a portfolio of massive hits including It Must Have Been Love, Joyride, Listen To Your Heart, How Do You Do, Sleeping In My Car, Dressed For Success and The Look, this is fully expected to be one of the best live music events of 2012. Last night they drew strong numbers at the Sydney Entertainment Centre, and tonight they did it once again. Promoter Live Nation had taken a chance of bringing th...

3rd Australian Film Festival Swerves into Action for 2012

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Festival Program 7-17 March 2012 Showcasing Aussie talent for the third year running, the Australian Film Festival delivers yet another fabulous program for 2012 filled with free and ticketed films, Q & A's from our best filmmakers, great fun events, workshops and more. The festival opens on Wednesday March 7 with Sydney premiere of action packed thriller, Swerve (7PM) at the Randwick Ritz Cinema.A star studded cast, Swerve stars Vince Colosimo, Emma Booth (Underbelly), David Lyons (Sea Patrol) ...

The Official Selection of ÉCU 2012 in OUT

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ÉCU – The European Independent Film Festival is delighted to announce the Official Selection. ÉCU 2012 will showcase 100 films from 33 countries on the 30th and 31st of March and 1st of April in Paris, France. European Dramatic Feature (5) Iron Doors 3D - Germany On the Inside -  Germany Labirent - Turkey Women and Children -  United Kingdom Everywhere and Nowhere -  United Kingdom European Dramatic Short (25)  Useful - Belgium ...

The Official Selection of ÉCU 2012 in OUT

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ÉCU – The European Independent Film Festival is delighted to announce the Official Selection. ÉCU 2012 will showcase 100 films from 33 countries on the 30th and 31st of March and 1st of April in Paris, France. European Dramatic Feature (5)Iron Doors 3D - Germany On the Inside - Germany Labirent - Turkey Women and Children - United Kingdom Everywhere and Nowhere - United Kingdom European Dramatic Short (25) Useful - Belgium GRANTRÆET - Denmark No Face - France Meeting in the Heavens - ...

Il Divo Orchestra in Concert At Sydney Opera House

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  Il Divo Orchestra in Concert At Sydney Opera House Il Divo (divine male performer in Italian) performed at the world famous Sydney Opera House tonight - Valentine's Day in Australia. They are a multinational operatic pop vocal group created by music manager, executive, and reality TV star Simon Cowell. They are currently signed to Sony Music Entertainment. The group was originated in the UK, however most people believe they wer...

Miranda Kerr David Jones Sydney - Organics Valentine's Day Event

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Miranda Kerr David Jones Sydney - Organics Valentine's Day Event Today - Valentine's Day in Sydney, Australia, world famous Australian model - Miranda Kerr made an in store public appearance at David Jones Sydney to promote her range of KORA Organics product range. Hey, even super models are entitled to have their own business ventures also, and by all accounts Miranda's KORA Organics is a high quality, customer focused operati...

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...

National Multicultu​ral Festival 2012; Festival Opens In Canberra, Australia

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National Multicultu​ral Festival 2012; Festival Opens In Canberra, Australia - 10th February 2012 Today the National Multicultural Festival commenced in the nation's capital Canberra, with live music and fine food playing a significent part in the celebration. More than 200,000 people are going to converge in Canberra's city centre this weekend for the annual celebration of multiculturalism. The 16th festival features a record 350 stalls representing just about eve...

Mardi Gras Fair Day At Victoria Park; Sydney, Australia

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Mardi Gras Fair Day At Victoria Park; Sydney, Australia For many Sydney-siders Fair Day was a great way to kick off the official Mardi Gras season, with a fun and relaxed day at Sydney's Victoria Park. Estimates indicate that about 70,000 people came to enjoy Fair Day. The 2012 Fair Day featured a range of activities. The main music stage offered up Maxine Kauter, Brendan Maclean, Mary Kiani, Gen Chadwick,  Shimtastic, Kristy Apps...

DOP Mike DeGruy dies during 27th SBIFF, his last words: “I can’t wait to tell you about this little adventure”

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During the 27th Santa Barbara Film Festival on the night of February 3rd, while I was celebrating my birthday, celebrated documentarian filmmaker and venerated cinematographer Mike DeGruy died in a helicopter crash in Australia. DOP of docs like DEEP BLUE (2003) and TV series like PLANET EARTH (2006), to name but a few, this talented and adventurous artist will be missed by all. The following statement is notice from Santa Barbara Press. written by Vanessa McMahon SBIFF PRESS ...

DOP Mike DeGruy dies this week in crash off the coast of Australia

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  During the 27th Santa Barbara Film Festival on the night of February 3rd, while I was celebrating my birthday, celebrated documentarian filmmaker and venerated cinematographer Mike DeGruy died in a helicopter crash in Australia. DOP of docs like DEEP BLUE (2003) and TV series like PLANET EARTH (2006), to name but a few, this talented and adventurous artist will be missed by all. The following statement is notice from Santa Barbara Press. written by Vanessa McMahon SBIFF PRESS...

Scott's Interview to EuroXpress

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“The difference in European independent cinema is that it doesn’t leave anyone indifferent” Interview: 29th of January, 2012 We interviewed Scott Hillier, a film and documentary director, producer, and President of ÉCU- The European Independent Film Festival . By Mariana Castaño (Paris) Scott Hillier is a “storyteller”. “Storyteller” is the word he uses himself, in a manner of English that he speaks at the speed of light. His eyes and hands move quickly an...

Any Questions for Ben? Premiere At Sydney's St George OpenAir Cinema

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Any Questions for Ben? Premiere At Sydney's St George OpenAir Cinema The Sydney premiere of the rom com Any Questions For Ben? enjoyed its premiere in Sydney, Australia tonight. The weather was wet, but the atmosphere was warm. St George Open Air Cinema was the venue for the premiere showing, and actress Rachael Taylor did the honours, coming back to Australia especially for the promos. "Any Q...

Naomi Watts Promotes Jacob's Creek Cool Harvest At Centennial Park

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Naomi Watts Promotes Jacob's Creek Cool Harvest At Centennial Park This afternoon famous Australian actress Naomi Watts along a number of her friends, associates, and a sprinkle of Sydney’s social set enjoyed an afternoon and evening of wining and dining thanks to Jacob’s Creek Cool Harvest. The sophisticated and glamorous event was held amongst a vineyard inspired set and the rolling lawns of Centennial Park. Special guest and Cool Harve...

AACTA Awards Sydney Australia

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AACTA Awards Sydney, Australia It's the hottest ticket in town - the who's who of the Australian film and television industry are here at the AACTA awards. The mega event is being held at the world famous Sydney Opera House and was broadcast via Channel 9 at 9.30pm. The 4 legged star of Red Dog, Koko, was notably absent at the red carpet of the Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts Awards - alas his film is nominated for 8 award...

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...

Men’s Group premiered in New York

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  After a string of international film festival screenings, and a successful local release where it won Best Film, Best Script and Best Actor at the Inside Film Awards (Australia), Men’s Group will hold its New York premiere on 30th January, 2012. Producer John L. Simpson will travel from Sydney to present the event.  Men’s Group explores the very essence of masculinity. Seven men from very ...

What lies in the hearts of men

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After a string of international film festival screenings, and a successful local release where it won Best Film, Best Script and Best Actor at the Inside Film Awards (Australia), Men’s Group will hold its New York premiere on 30th January, 2012. Producer John L. Simpson will travel from Sydney to present the event. Men’s Group explores the very essence of masculinity. Seven men from very different backgrounds meet each week in the privacy of a suburban home to laugh, cry and have it out in a...

Miff 2012 .. from 3rd Feb

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101 best documentary and short films to be showcased during MIFF 2012 Prize Money almost doubled.   The 12th edition of the biennial Mumbai International Film Festival for Documentary, Short and Animation Films (MIFF 2012) will be held at the National Centre for Performing Arts (NCPA), Mumbai from February 3 – 9, 2012. From a micro animation of 33 seconds to a 200 minutes documentary, MIFF 2012 received a record 791 entries from all over the world with 37 countries entering the f...

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