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New York Film Festival 2008 notes Sept. 26 – Oct. 12

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Like other festivals, the Lincoln Center Film Society’s 46th New York Film Festival experienced a steady increase in films submitted amounting to about 1500 productions this year, far below the 8500 which the Sundance program coordinator Zakheim is quoted as having received for the 2008 edition, even less than the 1600 productions send now to the four year old Dubai festival. Yet the importance of the NYFF and of the 2008 main selection of 28 titles is not measured by competitive numbers, rat...

11th RIDM - Rencontres internationales du documentaire de Montreal

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11th RIDM (Rencontres internationales du documentaire de Montreal)November 13 to 23 2008 The 11th edition of the RIDM (Rencontres internationales du documentaire de Montreal) will take place from November 13 to 23. A program of more than 100 films from thirty countries, a long list of special events and the 4th edition of Doc Circuit Montreal - the documentary marketplace, will take over the city. The RIDM is pleased to welcome Madame Louise Beaudoin as spokesperson for the 11th edition of the f...

Punto de Vista Docu Fest to screen 603

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Festival Internacional de Cine Documental Punto de Vista Pamplona (Spain), 13-21 February 2009Over six-hundred -603- documentary films have been entered into the Punto de Vista Documentary Film Festival. The event, organised by the Department of Culture and Tourism-Príncipe de Viana Institution, will be held between 13 and 21 February 2009.227 documentary short films and 376 documentary feature films from 62 countries have entered the competition. Of the 603 films to compete in the Festival's o...

Galas and Special Screenings at London Fest

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The Brothers Bloom 27 & 28 October A fresh and warm hearted take on the con man movie, with fast and funny dialogue and impeccable performances. Che (Part 1 & Part 2) 25 October Steven Soderbergh's audacious studies of Che Guevara's campaigns in Cuba and Bolivia. Che Part 1 27 October A chronicle of Che Guevara's role in the successful uprising in Cuba, and a riveting depiction of the realities of struggle. Che Part 2 29 Oct...

Mary Pickford

TIMELINE:Mary Pickford, The Movies, and Entertainment Chronology  1870:              A half century y of tremendous industrial growth begins in the U.S.  Millions of European immigrants will arrive over the coming decades, seeking work. 1878               October 19:  Eadweard Muybridge’s photographs of a horse’s stride are published in Scientific American.  The groundbreaki

San Sebastian Film Festival growth reports

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San Sebastian Film Festival reports 83.52% occupancy level, up 7.17% The number of spectators per session increased 8.84%Revenue from ticket sales was up from 2007 despite 38 fewer screeningsThe occupancy level at the San Sebastian Film Festival increased 7.17% at the 56th edition, which came to a close on September 27th. Compared to 76.35% in 2007, this year’s figure accounted for a 83.52% occupation rate between the various venues, including public screenings as well as screenings for the p...

International Film School Meeting at San Sebastian

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  The Jury of the VI International Film School Meeting, consisting of students from schools in the United States, Poland, Colombia, Spain, Cuba, Morocco, France, the United Kingdom and Israel, and chaired by director Amos Gitai, has unanimously decided to grant the following awards:  aiTe Award for the film: "LE BAL DES SUSPENDUS" by Azzam El Mehdi. ESAV-ÉCOLE SUPÉRIEURE DES ARTS VISUELS. (MOROCCO). The aiTe Award (Association of Spanish Audiovisual Technical...

International Film School Meeting awards from Donostia

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The Jury of the VI International Film School Meeting, consisting of students from schools in the United States, Poland, Colombia, Spain, Cuba, Morocco, France, the United Kingdom and Israel, and chaired by director Amos Gitai, has unanimously decided to grant the following awards: aiTe Award for the film: "LE BAL DES SUSPENDUS" by Azzam El Mehdi. ESAV-ÉCOLE SUPÉRIEURE DES ARTS VISUELS. (MOROCCO). The aiTe Award (Association of Spanish Audiovisual Technical Industries) carries a prize of €6,...

HUMBERTO SOLAS

         EL CINE POBRE DE HUMBERTO SOLÁS The prolific Cuban filmmaker, Humberto Solás, founder and conceptor of the Festival Internacional del Cine Pobre, inaugurated at the end of the year 2000, in the picturesque port of  Gibara, CUBA, which has matured to become an original and successful film event for young talents, passed away on September 18th, in his residence in Miraflores, Havana, after a short bout with cancer. One of Solas' colleagues described the cause of his death as &...

Hear beautiful Cuban music in Love & Suicide, the movie!

If you want to see Kamar de los Reyes like YOU HAVE NEVER SEEN HIM BEFORE-you get once chance in California on Sept 6th, 2008, in Beverly Hills, Ca. He plays ‘Tomas' a tortured soul, a man who goes to Cuba to discover the one thing between LOVE & SUICIDE. He experienced 10 record breaking weeks at the AMC Coconut Grove in FL. Now, he's back a one time only screening of LOVE & SUICIDE; and two other amazing Cuban films by Cuban American filmmakers; A MAN OF TWO HAVANA'S and HAVANA KID...

Wach 3 Amazing new American Filmmakers roast the big screen with their explosive, moving tales of Cuba. Shot in Havana, Cuba.

  Alberto Gonzalez, filmmakerHavana Kidz An accomplished filmmaker, Alberto brings to the screen Cuba's next generation of musicians. He spent many years documenting the day to day life of Cuban families as they struggle to guarantee their children's musical dreams....

VIFF 2008 Preview

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The 27th annual Vancouver International Film Festival (VIFF) will be held from September 25 to October 10, 2008. VIFF is delighted to be able to bring to Vancouver many of the top prize-winners from the major world film festivals. Acclaimed earlier this year at Cannes were THREE MONKEYS (Turkey), for which Nuri Bilge Ceylan won the Best Director award; IL DIVO, by Paolo Sorrentino, which won a Jury Prize; A CHRISTMAS TALE (France) by Arnaud Desplechin, which won a Special Prize; TULPAN (Russia/K...

Inside the making of Love & Suicide.

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* A critics interview with the making of the history making film Love & Suicide cast and crew, on their accomplishment in filming a feature length film in Havana, Cuba without the expressed concent of either government. LOVE & SUICIDEA Lisa France Film   After their film Anne B. Real, which was nominated for two Independent Spirit Awards, had been accepted into the Havana International Film Festival, producer-writer Luis Moro and writer-director Lisa France played with the idea of...

Election 08: Free Cuba Film Series

If there are images in this attachment, they will not be displayed. Download the original attachment Page 1        www.EveryThingCuba.com Contact: Bobbi Miller    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Direct: (818) 857-7457 August 21 st , 2008. Email: Bobbi@EveryThingCuba.com ELECTION 08 FREE CUBA FILM SERIES Filmmakers Present the Real Cuba to America. Saturday, September 6 th , 2008 at 6:PM American Filmmakers Kick off a natio...

Election 08 Free Cuba Film Series

See the real Cuba. Saturday, September 6th, 2008; Join us at a special one time only film screening event. See three extraordinary films shot on location in Havana, Cuba. The filmmakers bring to the big screen a world of undeniable passionate love, political warfare, deceit and terrorism with soulfully freeing Cuban music. Cuba's Love and Suicide, the movie: The first and only feature film in 50 years to be shot

RIIFF 2008: Short Films and Festivities August 5-10

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RIIFF 2008 Presents a Week filled with Short Films and Festivities August 5-10 and screenings across the State of Rhode Island with 58 World Prémières and 41 US/North American Prémières; and honors actor, Richard JenkinsWith films and filmmakers arriving from across the globe, the Rhode Island International Film Festival (RIIFF) kicks off its 12th Annual event presenting 289 feature length, documentary and short films to be screened over a six-day period. The Festival runs August 5-10th. Thi...

THE RHODE ISLAND INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL TO SCREEN 289 FILMS FOR 12TH ANNUAL EVENT

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RIIFF 2008 Presents a Week filled with Short Films and Festivities August 5-10 and screenings across the State of Rhode Island with 58 World Prémières and 41 US/North American Prémières; and honors actor, Richard Jenkins (PROVIDENCE, RI • July 21, 2008)--- With films and filmmakers arriving from across the globe, the Rhode Island International Film Festival (RIIFF) kicks off its 12th Annual event presenting 289 feature length, documentary and short films to be screened over a six-da...

Outfest Los Angeles gay & L fest awards

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Outfest, the Los Angeles-based nonprofit organization dedicated to nurturing, showcasing and protecting lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) media, held its 14th annual film competition awards ceremony on July 20 at the John Anson Ford Amphitheatre. A total of 17 Outie Awards were distributed before the packed house of festival goers, celebrity guests and presenters, and Outfest 2008 filmmakers. The presentation of awards was followed by the Los Angeles premiere of Tom Gustaf...

Interview with Maestro director Josell Ramos

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MAESTRO is a historical documentary film based on the underground dance music scene in New York City during the late 1960's through the 1980's. It was a precursor to the disco phenomenon which resulted into movie blockbusters such as "Saturday Night Fever" in 1977, and "54" in 1998. The documentary begins with the history of same sex dancing after the Stonewall riots in 1969. Same sex dancing gave a whole new meaning to freedom of expression through the art of dancing. A freedom that was unaffec...

An Interview with “MAESTRO” Filmmaker Josell Ramos

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By Maria Esteves - March 18, 2004 MAESTRO documentary film written/produced/directed by Josell Ramos premiered at the Quad Cinema, New York, March 12-25, 2004. The historical film depicts the real story behind the dance music culture that gave birth to the disco phenomenon in New York City during the late 1960's through 1980's. Director Ramos, 32, who lives and work in New York was born in Cuba. At 14, he got his first 35mm still camera and learned the fundamentals of photography. He's an MBA...

Programme du festival mercredi 21 mai : Séances du lendemain

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  SEANCES DU LENDEMAIN11.30 CHANGELING (L'Échange) (2h21)de Clint Eastwood SynopsisLos Angeles, 1928 : un samedi matin, dans une banlieue ouvrière, Christine dit au revoir à son fils Walter et part au travail. Quand elle rentre à la maison, Walter a disparu. Une recherche effrénée s'ensuit et, quelques mois plus tard, un garçon de neuf ans affirmant être Walter lui est restitué. Désorientée par l'avalanche de policiers et de reporters et par ses propres émotions, Christine ramène l...

Programme du festival mercredi 21 mai : En compétition

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  EN COMPETITION 16.00 LA MUJER SIN CABEZA (1h27)de Lucrecia MartelPrésentationRéalisé par : Lucrecia MARTEL Pays : ARGENTINE, ESPAGNE, FRANCE Année : 2007 Durée : 87 minutes Equipe techniqueLucrecia MARTEL - Scénario et dialogues Lucrecia MARTEL - Réalisation Barbara ALVAREZ - Images Miguel SCHVERDFINGER - Montage Guido BERENBLUM - Son Maria Eugenia SUEIRO - Décors InterprètesGuillermo ARENGO - Marcelo Cesar BORDON - Marcos Claudia CANTERO - Josefina Ines EFRON - Candita Daniel G...

Deals Signed At The Tribeca Film Festival

Thursday, May 1-------Although the Tribeca Film Festival does not have a formal market, the sheer number of World and International Premieres has upped the acquisitions quotient for films participating in the program. In the past week, a number of deals were announced that have given the Festival more “industry cred”.  IFC Entertainment has acquired North American rights to Luis Piedrahita and Rodrigo Sopena's FERMAT’S ROOM. The Spanish drama tells the story of four mathematicians who do ...

Cine Las Americas International Film Festival winners

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The 11th Cine Las Americas International Film Festival announces the winners of the four categories of its jury competition: Best First or Second Narrative Feature, Best Narrative Short, Best Documentary Feature, and Best Documentary Short.The Festival also recognizes the winners of Audience Awards.Best First or Second Narrative Feature Film is NOEL, POETA DA VILA (NOEL, THE SAMBA POET) from the Brazilian director, Ricardo van Steen. LA AMERICANA (THE AMERICAN, Nicholas Bruckman, USA), won the B...

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