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2013 Sundance Film Festival Announces Films in U.S. and World Competitions, NEXT

Sundance Institute announced today the films selected for the U.S. and World Cinema Dramatic and Documentary Competitions and the out-of-competition NEXT <=> section of the 2013 Sundance Film Festival, January 17-27 in Park City, Salt Lake City, Ogden and Sundance, Utah. Robert Redford, President & Founder of Sundance Institute said, “Every great film starts with an idea, and it is a testament to artists that they continually find new ideas, new stories, new points of view and...

Stockholm International Film Festival reveals the Program of 2012

The 23rd edition of Stockholm Internatinal Film Festival's will take place 7-18 November. This years program includes more than 170 film premieres from more than 50 countries. We eagerly look forward to 12 days full of quality cinema! -This year's program is perhaps our most daring to date in which the filmmakers take greater risks than ever. The Festival strives to find the best quality films from around the world. Remarkably this year is that a third of the films in our program was ma...

Robert Redford, Marilyn Monroe and Pussy Riot challenge power in this year's Spotlight

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23rd Annual Stockholm International Film Festival will have Spotlight: Power. With twelve films that pose uncomfortable questions and in different ways challenge power and authority, we discuss both at screenings and in seminars the shapes of power within politics as well as within art and relationships. What do Pussy Riot and Robert Redford have in common? They are both in this year's Spotlight Section that turns its focus on power, in all its forms. Robert Redford both directed and star in &r...

Full Starz Denver Film Festival schedule released

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The 35th Starz Denver Film Festival (SDFF), sponsored by Starz Entertainment and produced by the Denver Film Society, announced today its full Festival line-up. SDFF will run November 1 through November 11 in Denver. The complete list of films can be viewed at denverfilm.org/festival.   "Election day is not the only big event happening this November. The Starz Denver Film Festival will celebrate its 35th edition with signature events and a diverse line-up of films from around the glo...

London BFI fest announces jury and line up...

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Juries are announced for the new look BFI London Film Festival Awards, including Sir David Hare, Tom Hiddleston, David Yates, Olivia Colman, Pablo Trapero, Nansun Shi and Sebastian Faulks. At this year’s ceremony, Helena Bonham Carter and Tim Burton will receive BFI Fellowships. Tim Burton and Helena Bonham Carter The 56th BFI London Film Festival in partnership with American Express today revealed its juries for the 2012 Festival Awards which will take place at Banqueting...

The FNC Full line revealed, one week to go

                              The festival will run October 10-21, 2012 and will open with : LA MISE À L’AVEUGLE (Small Blind), Simon Galiero | Québec/Canada and close with : CAMILLE REDOUBLE (camille rewinds), Noémie Lvovsky | France   The films competing for the LOUVE D'OR  BLACKBIRD Jason Buxton | Canada  BLANCANIEVES Pablo Berger | Espagne/Franc...

One Day After Peace

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Director: Erez Laufer & Miri Laufer.
Can the means used to resolve the conflict in South Africa be applied to the Palestinian-Israeli conflict? As someone who experienced both conflicts firsthand, Robi Damelin wonders about this. Born in South Africa during the apartheid era, she later lost her son, who was serving with the Israeli Army reserve in the Occupied Territories. At first she attempted to initiate a dialogue with the Palestinian who killed her child. When her overtures were rejected, she embarked on a journey back to South Africa to learn more about the country’s Truth and Reconciliation Committee in overcoming years of enmity. Robi’s thought-provoking journey leads from a place of deep personal pain to a belief that a better future is possible.

Australia and US filmmakers dominate 2012 Iris Prize shortlist

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  films selected from 14 countries for the world’s largest gay and lesbian short film prize   10 US filmmakers make the final closely followed by 6 from Australia and 5 from the UK.   Venezuela make the final for the first time joining, Canada, Germany, Brazil, Israel, France, Norway, Austria, Ireland, India, New Zealand, Spain, Switzerland, Australia, US and UK.   Australian filmmake...

The second edition of Play Poland Film Festival in the UK

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In September this year a second edition of the biggest festival of contemporary Polish films will commence in the UK. This is Play Poland Film Festival organised by Polish Art Europe. The event will last for four months, until December 2012. It will take place in Great Britain, Ireland, Norway and Canada. Cinema goers will have the opportunity to see popular Polish movie productions (both full length and short) and exhibitions of the best film posters as well as to participate in meetings with...

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 ...

47th Karlovy Vary opens with fireworks and Helen Mirren

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  The 47th installment of this high powered central European film festival, one of the oldest on the continent, opened a nine day run on June 29 with a spectacular display of fireworks and an appearance by regal British actress Helen Mirren (66) on the red carpet for the opening gala.  Mirren was introduced to the crowd at the enrance to the great Hall theater by festival president Jiri Bartosha, himself a prominent Czech actor, as he presented her with a crystal globe statuette i...

An Interview With Film Historian and John Ford Biographer Joseph McBride at the John Ford Ireland Film Symposium

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Eustace Street in the Temple Bar district of Dublin, home of the Irish Film Institute, has been a busy place this weekend, as the inaugural John Ford Ireland Film Symposium presented a variety of screenings, lectures and academic panel discussions devoted to the prolific Irish-American film director, whose influence continues to loom large, nearly 40 years after his passing.Afficionados of Ford's work have come from all over Ireland, continental Europe, North America and as far away as Australia...

John Ford Film Symposium in Dublin, June 7 - 10

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Both Ingmar Bergman and Orson Welles called him their favorite director. On set, John Wayne called him “Coach”. Jimmy Stewart referred to him simply as “Boss”. In a career that spanned over 60 years, few directors have rivaled John Ford in terms of creative output, popular success, critical acclaim or overall influence on the craft of cinema. And from June 7th to 10th, Ford fans and scholars will converge on Dublin for the inaugural John Ford Ireland Film Symposium, organized by the Iris...

The Inigo Film Festival calling for shorts...

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  TIFF Regulations for the 4th  Iñigo Film Festival 2013   1. The 4 th  Iñigo Film Festival (TIFF) and the “Iñigo Awards” are sponsored by the Society of Jesus as represented by the Conference of European Provincials (CEP). 2. The prizes (“Iñigo Awards”) will be awarded to short films on the theme “City of God”. The maximum length is 20 minutes. The format for submissi...

Senna picks up three awards at focal awards

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    The ninth annual FOCAL International Awards in association with AP Archive took place last night at The Lancaster London Hotel, with winning entries spanning the decades and unearthing stunning footage illustrating a wide variety of topics, including life in the former USSR, racial segregation, the passion of motor racing and the chilling beauty of degraded film.   The standout project at this year's awards was Senna (Working Title/Universal Pictu...

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,...

Tiburon International Film Festival Golden Reel Award Winners

The winners of the 2012 Golden Reel Awards were announced during a ceremony on Friday, April 27, 2012 in Tiburon: Best Film: Lovely Man, directed by: Teddy Soeriaatmadja [Indonesia] Best Director: Teddy Soeriaatmadja, for: Lovely Man [Indonesia] Best Actor: Colm Meaney, for The Perfect Stranger [Spain/Ireland] Best Actress: Tan Zhuo, for: Mr. Tree [China] Best Documentary: Mustafa's Sweet Dreams, directed

Tiburon International Film Festival Winners

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The winners of the 2012 Golden Reel Awards were announced during a ceremony on Friday, April 27, 2012 in Tiburon, California. Best Film: Lovely Man, directed by: Teddy Soeriaatmadja [Indonesia] Best Director: Teddy Soeriaatmadja, for: Lovely Man [Indonesia] Best Actor: Colm Meaney, for The Perfect Stranger [Spain/Ireland] Best Actress: Tan Zhuo, for: Mr. Tree [China] Best Documentary: Mustafa's Sweet Dreams, directed by: Angelos Abazoglou [Greece] Best Screenplay: Emiliano Cora...

The new Film Festival Week – LA

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  Perhaps one of the most ambitious independent films events in the U.S., the newly created Film Festival Week – LA will be held April 11-19 in Hollywood, CA. The event comprises four unique film events and will screen a wide array of films, webisodes and TV programs from all over the globe, exclusively at Raleigh Studios, 5300 Melrose Ave, Hollywood (Chaplin Building). An Opening night kick-off party to welcome participating filmmakers will take place on Wednesday, April 11 at hotspo...

FOCAL International Awards

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  FOCAL INTERNATIONAL AWARDS 2012   Ninth annual Awards in association with AP Archive to celebrate the best in the world of footage Celebrity host announced for 2nd May ceremony TICKETS ON SALE NOW!   FOCAL International, the International Federation of Commercial Audio-visual Libraries, has announced that tickets are now available for the ninth annual FOCAL International awards in associatio...

Perhaps one of the most ambitious independent films events in the U.S

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Perhaps one of the most ambitious independent films events in the U.S., the newly created Film Festival Week – LA will be held April 11-19 in Hollywood, CA. The event comprises four unique film events and will screen a wide array of films, webisodes and TV programs from all over the globe, exclusively at Raleigh Studios, 5300 Melrose Ave, Hollywood (Chaplin Building). An Opening night kick-off party to welcome participating filmmakers will take place on Wednesday, April 11 at hotspot Confident...

AIFF 2011: Tears and Laughter in Ashland

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A pre-dawn dusting of snow fell on southern Oregon, wrapping Ashland like a gift.  Morning’s bright sun melted white back to green to reveal the start of the 10th Ashland Independent Film Festival.  By midday, the endless crisp, blue sky instead hung low, grey, and ominous.  A freakish snow squall swirled around the queue in front of the Varsity waiting for the first slate of films, then the clouds lifted and the world shone bright again. Those changes - from cheery to dreary and b...

The DC Shorts Film Festival (September 6-16, 2012) and Screenplay Competition (october 13) calling now

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      The DC  Shorts Film Festival (September 6-16, 2012) showcases the largest audience-driven collection of short films in the USA.  Now in our 9th year, we expect hundreds of filmmakers and thousands of audience members mix, mingle and explore the world of short cinema.  DC Shorts is unique among film festivals -- all entries receive feedback and scores from the judging panels - a point which impressed MovieMaker Magazine to name us as "on...

The 2012 Tribeca Film Festival Short Film selection

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The 2012 Tribeca Film Festival (TFF), presented by founding sponsor American Express, today announced its lineup of 60 short films, 26 of which are world premieres. For the second year running, the recipient of the Tribeca Film Festival’s Best Narrative Short award will qualify for consideration in the Short Films category of the annual Academy Awards® without the standard theatrical run, provided the film otherwise complies with the Academy rules. The 2011 TFF Narrative Short Pentecost was n...

Introducing Cinezoïque video

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The cinezoic era is not codified in any textbook. It does not exist but in the heads of dreamers. The Udine native Stefania Rota thought about molding it into the guise of a video named "Cinezoïque". It started out in December as a site-specific installation for Udine's Cinema Visionario and two months later landed on the Web (http://vimeo.com/37106377); in less than 24 hours, this video reached more than 10.000 views, launching Stefania Rota's name on the Internet, allowing her to ...
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