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Short films featured at the 65th Festival de Cannes

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Whereas the Official Selection for feature films will be presented on Thursday 19 April, the Official Selection for short films is being unveiled in an exclusive preview. The Cinéfondation and Short Films Jury, presided over by Jean-Pierre Dardenne, will reward the best films from the Short Film Competition and the Cinéfondation Selection. Short Films Competition   Competing for the 2012 Short Film Palme d'or, ten films have been selected from among the 4,500 films that were submitted...

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...

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...

Hollywood icons Paula Wagner and Rick Nicita will chair the 2012 Ischia Global Film & Music Festival

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  Hollywood icons Paula Wagner and Rick Nicita will chair the 2012 Ischia Global Film & Music Festival, which will take place July 8th through the 15th on the magical Isle of Ischia, located off the coast of Naples, it was announced today by the Board of the Ischia International Arts Academy and Festival founder and producer Pascal Vicedomini. "We are extremely pleased to be chairing this year's exciting event," said Wagner and Nicita, both of whom received the...

Paula Wagner and Rick Nicita will chair next Ischia Global fest

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Hollywood icons Paula Wagner and Rick Nicita will chair the 2012 Ischia Global Film & Music Festival, which will take place July 8th through the 15th on the magical Isle of Ischia, located off the coast of Naples, it was announced today by the Board of the Ischia International Arts Academy and Festival founder and producer Pascal Vicedomini. "We are extremely pleased to be chairing this year's exciting event," said Wagner and Nicita, both of whom received the Ischia Lifetime Achievement Award at...

IFFBoston 2011: Rock On!

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The next few nights screened a number of documentaries about musicians and the impact of their music.  Scheduling conflicts meant you couldn’t see all of them, so I chose the three below. Color Me Obsessed is the rarest of rockumentaries in that it doesn’t play a single note of music from the band being featured, Minnesota’s own, The Replacements.  Somehow, for this iconoclastic group, it fits.  Instead, the band’s history and antics are revealed through interviews laced with humor...

Krakow Film Festival features and documentaries selection

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The results of selection for the International Documentary Competition which will take place at the 52nd Krakow Film Festival between 28th May and 3rd June have been published.The selection of films for the International Documentary Competition at the 52nd Krakow Film Festival included submissions of mid-length (30-60mins) and full-length (above 60mins) films that have not so far been screened in Poland. The films which have been selected are foreign findings from international festivals and fil...

Louis Vuitton Journeys Awards

Louis Vuitton Journeys Awards is an international short film contest inviting emerging filmmakers to express their talent and creativity through their own vision of travel. 

Travel has been at the heart of Louis Vuitton since its inception. For this second edition, Louis Vuitton has chosen the theme of “Encounter”. Encounter is part of every journey. It can be an illuminating experience, a face to face with reality, a celebration of the unkown…. 

In 2009, LOUIS VUITTON teamed up with acclaimed director Wong Kar Wai to create the first Journeys Awards film competition. For this second edition, another celebrity guest will head the jury of the competition: Italian director Luca Guadagnino.

Journeys Awards is a tremendous opportunity for you to showcase your talent to an international audience and get media exposure. Candidates will be offered a chance to win two $25,000 prizes for the jury’s choice and the people’s choice awards. The two award winners will also be invited to an exceptional prize ceremony in Italy during the Venice Film Festival. You can visit the website to find out more about this competition (www.journeysawards.com).You have until June 18th, 2012 to complete and submit your films.

"A.L.I.C.E." nominated for Lumier Noire Award in Italy!

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Every Monday, I google myself. It's amazing to me how many fests never let you know you made it "in". Today, I found another one. In June of last year (2011), we played the Notturno Festival in Caserta (suburb of Naples, Italy): http://www.notturnofestival.it/?p=526 I'm now trying to figure out if we won anything. ;-) (We were a finalist for their Lumier Noire Award.) 36 fests and counting...;-) Dawn ...

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...

Festival #35 for "A.L.I.C.E.!

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"A.L.I.C.E." has been accepted into its 35th festival. The film will play the Visionaria Film Festival in Siena, Italy in the international competition from April 14-21, 2012. http://www.visionaria.eu/eng/concorso.php "A.L.I.C.E." is represented by Ouat Media of Toronto. For more info on broadcast sales, please contact Fred Joubaud at fred.joubaud@ouatmedia.com For more information on the film, please visit: http://www.dawnwestlake.com    ...

The jury of Bucarest B-Est

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JAN HARLAN (Head of the Jury) Producer and Director „I joined Stanley Kubrick in 1969 for his Napoleon project, which was unfortunately abandoned, but I enjoyed working with Stanley and he liked me, so I added the study of film-production with a great teacher to my previous profession. My first film as an assistant was A Clockwork Orange. Four years later I became Kubri...

Palm Beach International Film Festival announced its film line-up for the 17th edition: panache is the word.

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  The Palm BeachInternational Film Festival (PBIFF) announced its highly anticipated film line-up for the 17th edition, April 12-19, 2012, featuring 25 World Premieres, 14 U.S. Premieres and 2 North American Premieres. PBIFF (http://www.pbifilmfest.org/) will present features, documentaries and short films from the U.S. and around the world, including Netherlands, Spain, Argentina, Tanzania, Italy, France,...

Kenneth Branagh will Receive Honor at Sann Francisco Film Society Awards Night

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  Director Will Receive Honor at Film Society Awards Night at Warfield Theatre and Onstage Tribute at Castro Theatre San Francisco, CA -- The San Francisco Film Society announced today that Kenneth Branagh will be the recipient of the Founder's Directing Award at the 55th San Francisco International Film Festival (April 19 - May 3). The FDA will be presented to Branagh at Film Society Awards Night, Thursday, April 26 at the historic Warfield Theatre.   The Film Society and i...

Marco Müller appointed to artistic director for the International Rome Film Festival

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Marco Müller is the new artistic director under decision of the board of directors.   Marco Müller has been appointed as artistic director of the International Rome Film Festival this morning by the board of directors of the Cinema per Roma Foundation, chaired by President Paolo Ferrari and board members: Michele Lo Foco (The City of Rome), Salvat...

Thessaloniki Documentary Festival Awards

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The 14th Thessaloniki Documentary Festival – Images of the 21st Century(March 9 - 18, 2012)AWARDSAUDIENCE AWARDS The Audience Award for a film over 45’ in the International Selection goes to: ITALY, LOVE IT OR LEAVE IT by Gustav Hofer and Luca Ragazzi, Italy/Germany, 2011The Audience Award for a film under 45’ in the International Selection goes to:ORA by Philippe Baylaucq, Canada, 2011 The Audience Award for a Greek film over 45’ goes to: ENCARDIA, THE DANCING STONE by Angelos Kovotsos,...

14th TDF AWARDS!!!

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   The Audience Award for a film over 45’ in the International Selection goes to: ITALY, LOVE IT OR LEAVE IT by Gustav Hofer and Luca Ragazzi, Italy/Germany, 2011    14th TDF AWARDS!!!  The 14th Thessaloniki Documentary Festival (TDF) took place from March 9 - 18, 2012. The award ceremony took place on March 17th.   AUDIENCE AWARDS The Audience Award for a film over 45’ in the International Selection goes to: ITALY, LOVE IT...

14th TDF AWARDS!!!

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   The Audience Award for a film over 45’ in the International Selection goes to: ITALY, LOVE IT OR LEAVE IT by Gustav Hofer and Luca Ragazzi, Italy/Germany, 2011    The 14th Thessaloniki Documentary Festival (TDF) took place from March 9 - 18, 2012. The award ceremony took place on March 17th. 14th TDF AWARDS!!!   AUDIENCE AWARDS The Audience Award for a film over 45’ in the International Selection goes to: ITALY, LOVE...

PRESS CONFERFENCE: LION SOULS / CARTOGRAPHY OF LONELINESS / AT NIGHT I FLY / I AM A WOMAN NOW

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  AT NIGHT I FLY by Michel Wenzer   -14th TDF PRESS- PRESS CONFERENCE LION SOULS / CARTOGRAPHY OF LONELINESS / AT NIGHT I FLY / I AM A WOMAN NOW As part of the 14th Thessaloniki Documentary Festival, a Press Conference was held on Friday, March 16, 2012. Participating were directors Manu Gerosa and Salva Munoz (Lion Souls), Nocem Collado (Cartography of Loneliness), Michel Wenzer (At Night I Fly) and Alex Bakker, researcher for the film I Am a Woman N...

Indian fest of La program announced

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With what promises to be its most ambitious slate yet, the Indian Film Festival of Los Angeles (http://indianfilmfestival.org) has announced its impressive 2012 lineup. 33 features, documentaries, and short films will be screened from filmmakers throughout the world including Canada, Italy, India, Germany, South Africa, UK, and the U.S. Among the offerings are three world premieres, nine U.S. premieres and twelve Los Angeles premieres. This is a banner year for the festival as it celebrates its ...

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 ...

President Sicilian Film Festival, Emanuele Viscuso Speaks at Introduction to MIFF’s Italian Selection, “Annalisa"

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Miami Beach, FL…March 12, 2012… Last week Sicilian Film Festival President, Emanuele Viscuso spoke at the introduction of the Italian film, “Annalisa/Il Paese Delle Spose Infelici” that made its North American Premiere at the 29th Annual Miami International Film Festival.  Viscuso, a Sicilian native and Miami Beach resident, alongside Director Pippo Mezzapesa gave the audience a window into the beauty of rural Southern Italy through a “coming of age” tale - ...

Human Rights Watch Film Festival preview

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The 16th edition of the Human Rights Watch Film Festival will be presented in London from 21-30 March, 2012. The international feature programme includes 15 documentaries and 4 dramas, from Afghanistan, Bolivia, Bulgaria, Cambodia, the Canary Islands, Ethiopia, Iraq, Italy, Lebanon, the Maldives, Pakistan, Palestine, Paraguay, Russia, Switzerland, Ukraine and the USA. Many of the films will be followed by Q&A sessions with filmmakers, and some by panel discussions with experts and film subjects....

Independent Cinema in Italy

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Check out this insight into independent cinema in Italy and its importance from the perspective of one of our Italian interns. Découvrez cette idée dans le cinéma indépendant d'Italie et son importance dans la perspective de l'un de nos stagiaires italiens. www.ecufilmfestival.com/en/2012/03/ecu-2012-independent-cinema/ ...

New York Festivals 2012 International Television & Film Awards Announces Finalists

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New York Festivals 2012 International Television & Film Awards Announces Finalists;  Trophies Presented at NAB Show in Las Vegas  New York, NY – February 2, 2012:  New York Festivals® International Television & Film Awards, now in its 55th year of honoring the World’s Best TV Programs & Films™, announced the finalists for the 2012 competition.  The Grand Jury, comprised of award-winning television and film industry experts, determined the shortlist from e...
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