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Theo Angelopoulos honored at Huesca Film

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The director Theo Angelopoulos, born in Athens in 1935, will be awarded the ‘Luis Buñuel’ Award 2009 within the framework of the 37th Huesca Film Festival, which will be held from June 4th to 13th 2009. Theo Angelopoulos, who is one of the most influential directors in contemporary cinema, has received awards at the most important films festivals of the world in recognition of his entire career.Some of the themes of Angelopoulos’s cinema are the weight of history, a clinical examination o...

Feathered Fan and Silken Ribbon

Director: Wieland Schulz-Keil, Dan Tang.
The film consist of four portraits of Peking opera performers, two adults and two children. It presents a subtle picture of the present cultural-political climate in China. Peking Opera often seems puzzling and out of place, even in China. Its style is the opposite of naturalism: It is perfectly possible that young girls play elderly generals, or that a young male actor performs the heroine's sword dance from "Farewell my Concubine." The radical artificiality of Peking Opera has often met resistance. During the Cultural Revolution of the 60s and 70s, it was considered decadent and was outlawed. Today it seems hopelessly old-fashioned compared to the new currents of popular culture. -- While visiting a Peking Opera school the filmmakers met a number of teachers and pupils who are working hard and with admirable devotion to keep their highly refined music and dance theatre alive. The theatre people not only taught them about their century old Chinese art form, but also about their lives in the midst of a mostly imported new culture.

AMPAS Official 2009 New York Oscar Evening Gala

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By Maria Esteves - February 27, 2009 The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS) official 81st Annual Academy Awards New York Evening Gala was held at the stunning legendary Carlyle Hotel, NYC, on Sunday, February 22, 6:45PM. The festivities for Academy members included an intimate cocktail reception in the Café Carlyle, an elegant multi-course dinner prepared by executive chef James Sakatos in the Trianon Suite and live broadcast of the 2009 Oscars hosted by actor Hugh Jackman at t...

AMPAS Official 2009 New York Oscar Evening Gala Coverage

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By Maria Esteves - February 27, 2009 The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS) official 81st Annual Academy Awards New York Evening Gala was held at the stunning legendary Carlyle Hotel, NYC, on Sunday, February 22, 6:45PM. The festivities for Academy members included an intimate cocktail reception in the Café Carlyle, an elegant multi-course dinner prepared by executive chef James Sakatos in the Trianon Suite and live broadcast of the 2009 Oscars hosted by actor Hugh Jackman a...

Robert Osborne Author of “80 Years of the Oscar” Book

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By Maria Esteves - February 21, 2009 The official release of the Academy Awards biography "80 Years of the Oscar: The Official History of the Academy Awards," written by Robert Osborne , prime-time host of Turner Classic Movies (TCM), columnist of The Hollywood Reporter, and Oscar's Red Carpet Greeter was held at BORDERS Books Park Avenue branch, New York, Monday, February 9, 2009, 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm. Presented by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (A.M.P.A.S.), the of...

2009 Oscars Red Carpet Greeter Robert Osborne Author of “80 Years of the Oscar” Book Signing Release Coverage

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By Maria Esteves - February 21, 2009 The official release of the Academy Awards biography "80 Years of the Oscar: The Official History of the Academy Awards," written by Robert Osborne , prime-time host of Turner Classic Movies (TCM), columnist of The Hollywood Reporter, and Oscar's Red Carpet Greeter was held at BORDERS Books Park Avenue branch, New York, Monday, February 9, 2009, 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm.  Presented by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (A.M.P.A.S.), the of...

Elaine Stritch Welcomes the Delivery of Oscar Statues for 2009 Oscar Night Celebration in New York

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By Maria Esteves - February 20, 2009 The exquisite eight foot golden Oscar statues welcomed by Emmy and Tony Award winner actress Elaine Stritch arrived at The Carlyle Hotel, New York, Wednesday, February 18, 2009 in preparation for the Official 81st Annual Academy Awards celebration, on Sunday, February 22nd. The 81st Annual Academy Awards for outstanding film achievements of 2008, presented by the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences (A.M.P.A.S.), hosted by Hugh Jackman will be held...

L.A. Comedy Shorts Film Festival

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The L.A. Comedy Shorts Film Festival March 5-8, 2009 Call for Entries - Click here The final submission deadline is December 15th, with a late deadline at January 15th 2009 Organiser Contact Information For more info, contact us at: L.A. Comedy Shorts 2009 2118 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 1140 Santa Monica, CA 90403 info@lacomedyshorts.com The Staff Festival Director: Ryan Higman Festival Artistic Director: Gary Anthony Williams Festival Programmer: Jeannie Roshar...

Shorts Shorts Film Festival & Asia 2009

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2009 SHORT SHORTS FILM FESTIVAL & ASIA June, 2009 Call For Entries Deadline: Online Form Submission deadline for all categories (International, Japan, Asia International and STOP! Global Warming) is November 15th, 2008. OFFICIAL CONTACT Short Shorts Film Festival & Asia Office 2F Urban Building, 2-4-8 Hirakawacho Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 102-0093 Japan E-mail: submissio...

1th AFO 2009 Press Relase!

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Press release: 2009-02-11 The 44th annual of the international festival of popular-scientific films, which belongs among the most renowned events of its kind in Europe, takes place in Olomouc from the 14th through the 19th of April, 2009. Academia Film Olomouc – the unique platform where science and art meet – is, again, organized by Palacky University in Olomouc. Following the pattern of the former annuals, the festival programme will be sectioned into several traditional blocks. Be...

Che to open Fantasporto: a first look at the line up

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Steven Soderbergh's Che will open the festival on February 20th at the Rivoli theatre, following a short film presentation of The Wolf Man Che was screened as a single film at the 2008 Cannes Film Festival, where Del Toro won the Best Actor Award. IFC Films, which holds all North American rights to Che, initially released the combined film for one week on December 12, 2008 in New York City and Los Angeles in order to qualify for the year's Academy Awards. Because of good box-office returns, the ...

Clint Eastwood 2009 Modern Master Award in Santa Barbara

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Multiple Academy Award® winning director, producer, actor and composer Clint Eastwood has been selected to receive the Santa Barbara International Film Festival’s highest honor, The Lucky Brand® Modern Master Award, it was announced by SBIFF Executive Director Roger Durling. The Tribute will take place on Thursday, January 29, at the historic Arlington Theatre.The Lucky Brand® Modern Master Award is the highest honor presented by SBIFF. Established in 1995, it was created to honor an indivi...

Fespaco: Paul Robeson Award

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FESPACO: PAUL ROBESON AWARD INITIATIVE presents the best of the best diasporic films. It is our intent to assist Burkina Faso`s efforts to make FESPACO the "Academy Awards" for all African films. www.RobesonAward.com

Fespaco/the Best Of The Best Films Of The African Diaspora

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FESPACO is the longest running and most prestigious cultural arts and film festival, in Africa. It is our goal to have FESPACO globally recognized as the "Academy Awards of African Cinema."

Interview with Film Producer, Jon Kilik

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Sharon Abella met with Jon Kilik, producer of Babel...Q- As a film producer you have worked on a myriad of projects working most closely with famous Directors, Spike Lee, Oliver Stone, Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu, and Julian Schnabel. Tell us how you met and what it is/was like working with each one.A- "I met Spike Lee through a mutual friend in 1988. He had just made one film, "She's Gotta Have It". He was looking for a producer to work with on a new script. The project was "Do The Right Thing...

Sit at my Oscar Table for Night of 100 Stars black tie gala on Feb 22

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I have a table of 10, so sign up for a spot for $750, because individual tickets are $1000.tamarahenry101@gmail.com(310) 399-2064  19TH ANNUAL"NIGHT OF 100 STARS" ACADEMY AWARDS BLACK TIE GALASUN EVE. FEB 22ND 2009BEVERLY HILLS HOTEL GOLD SPONSOR BENEFITS:1...LOGO AND ACKNOWLEDGEMENT AS CO-SPONSOR,...ON THE INVITATION TO 3,000 FILM AND TELEVISION STARS.....2...PREMIERE TABLE OF 10 FOR BEST VIP CLIENTS AND GUESTS....3...COMPANY NAME AND LOGO ON THE VIP STEP AND REPEAT PHOTO WALL( 200...

Ojai Film Festival has announced its expansion plans

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The Ojai Film Festival has announced its plans to expand during its tenth year anniversary this year into the City of Ventura. David Shor, Chairman & President of the fest said “The community of Ojai has been so generous and supportive of our film festival over the last ten years and as our festival grew in stature and attendance we have brought much notoriety and as a result much commerce and many visitors to Ojai. The Ojai Film Festival has been a win-win for the City of Ojai and its merch...

REEL NEWS

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Greetings from the sun and surf of Santa Cruz!    As we gear up for next May, I wanted to take a look back at the 2008 Festival and share with you the activities of some of the films we presented then.  It was a fantastic Festival with a terrific program (if I may so myself).  Over those nine beautiful Spring days, we screened 149 films from all over the world to a record audience of nearly 8000 film lovers.  This is truly a testament to the dedication and enthusiasm of our commun...

Homage of the 59th Berlin International to Maurice Jarre

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The Homage of the 59th Berlin International Film Festival will be dedicated to Maurice Jarre, the renowned French film composer and winner of multiple Academy Awards. Jarre is considered one of the most important and, at the same time, most popular composers in cinema history. On the occasion of the Homage, Maurice Jarre will be awarded the Honorary Golden Bear for his lifetime achievement on February 12, 2009. “Film composers often are in the shadows of great directors and acting stars. It’...

Aspen announces star studded lineup for Academy screenings

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As the Oscar® race heats up, Aspen Film announces its lineup for the 18th annual Academy Screenings, a two-week extravaganza running from December 21 - January 3 at Harris Concert Hall in Aspen. Celebrating films that have garnered considerable Oscar® buzz, Academy Screenings offers a sneak peek at top talent from around the world that will have everyone talking this Academy Awards® season.Many of the twenty-two films in this year's Aspen Film Academy Screenings series have already achieved c...

Have the Oscars moved to Philly?

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TERROR FILM FESTIVAL PRESS RELEASE – FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE November 25, 2008 HAVE THE OSCARS MOVED TO PHILLY? Yes, they have! The Oscars of Horror, that is. With all the magic, razzle-dazzle, and heart-pounding excitement of Hollywood’s Academy Awards. And it all happened this year at the one and only CLAW AWARDS of Terror Film Festival. The spectacular third season of Terror Film Festival took place in October 2008 at the distinctive and creepy Ethical Society Building, acr...

Claw Awards of Terror Film Festival : the Oscars of Horror

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Yes, they have! The Oscars of Horror, that is. With all the magic, razzle-dazzle, and heart-pounding excitement of Hollywood’s Academy Awards. And it all happened this year at the one and only Claw Awards of Terror Film Festival. The spectacular third season of Terror Film Festival took place in October 2008 at the distinctive and creepy Ethical Society Building, across from beautiful Rittenhouse Square in center city Philadelphia. The five day event, hosted by the lovely "Princess Horror" and...

2008 IFF Q&A with Best Documentary Award winner “Children of the Sun” Filmmaker Ran Tal

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By Maria Esteves - November 22, 2008 The 23rd Israel Film Festival (IFF) in New York celebrating Israel's 60th Anniversary Historical Selection of CHILDREN OF THE SUN, written/directed by Ran Tal was held at the Clearview Cinema, Sunday, November 2, 2:00 PM. An exclusive Q&A with writer/director Ran Tal preceded the 2008 IFF Israeli Documentary Filmmakers Panel Discussion, at the Clearview Cinema, Sunday, November 2nd.    ME: What inspired the making of the documentary film C...

Clint Eastwood to receive the Santa Barbara Fest honors

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Clint Eastwood has been selected to receive the Santa Barbara International Film Festival’s highest honor, The Modern Master Award, it was announced by SBIFF Executive Director Roger Durling. The Tribute will take place on Thursday, January 29, at the historic Arlington Theatre.The Modern Master Award is the highest honor presented by SBIFF. Established in 1995, it was created to honor an individual who has enriched our culture through his/her accomplishments in the motion picture industry. ...

The 2008 Stockholm International Film Festival Jury

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The Stockholm International Film Festival now reveals the names of the five people who will decide which film will be presented with the honorable Bronze Horse. This year’s jury consists of representatives from the world of film, television and theatre, and is chaired by screen writer and producer Jörn Donner.The festival jury presents the festival’s honorary award, the 16 lb Bronze Horse, to a film in the Stockholm XIX Competition. The jury also presents Aluminum Horses for best directoria...

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