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Film Festivals Galore,in Bangkok--!

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  Bangkok  seems to have become a movie-hub, judging by the numerous  film festivals that have been spinning  in the city, almost back-to-back, this year.The Embassies have mostly been  responsible for these , and deserve  credit for whipping up the cinematic pulse of the city.Apart from the French, Italian  and EU film festivals ,which have become regular events in the cinema-calendar of the country  (they are held in both Bangkok and Chiangmai), this year,  we had new festivals from ...

LA Greek Film Festival Announces New Dates and New Executive Director

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The Los Angeles Greek Film Festival announced this week that the new dates for the 2012 event will be May 31-June 3, 2012.  “After the great response we had last year, we are aggressively moving forward to not only expand our film program and events, but to also add to our great team of professionals,” commented Co-Founder and Artistic Director, Ersi Danou.  “I know much of our success comes from the devoted staff and volunteers who are returning again for 2012. To h...

Philadelphia CineFest Announces Film Lineup, Award Recognition and Festival Highlights

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Boasting a wide-ranging slate of documentaries, features and shorts guaranteed to appeal to film-lovers. The Philadelphia Cinema Alliance is excited to announce the full film lineup for CineFest 2011 - running Thursday, April 7 - Thursday, April 14 - along with opening night highlights, special award recognition to famed horror film director John Carpenter and the reintroduction of Action Asia. As previously announced, this year's festival lineup is bookended by comedic films lauded by atte...

Museum of Tolerance International Film Festival (MOTIFF) announces slate of 22 Films

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  Museum of Tolerance Announces Slate of 22 Films for its First International Film Festival November 13-18, 2010 in Los Angeles The Museum of Tolerance has announced its lineup of films for the first Museum of Tolerance International Film Festival (MOTIFF) taking place November 13-18, 2010 in Los Angeles, it was announced today by Museum officials. The opening night film will be "The Way Back," directed by six-time Academy Award® nominee Peter Weir. Inspired by Slavo...

Museum of Tolerance International Film Festival (MOTIFF) announces slate of 22 Films

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Museum of Tolerance Announces Slate of 22 Films for its First International Film Festival November 13-18, 2010 in Los Angeles The Museum of Tolerance has announced its lineup of films for the first Museum of Tolerance International Film Festival (MOTIFF) taking place November 13-18, 2010 in Los Angeles, it was announced today by Museum officials. The opening night film will be "The Way Back," directed by six-time Academy Award® nominee Peter Weir. Inspired by Slavomir Rawicz's acclaimed novel, ...

Bangkok filmfest organizer Juthamas could face 20 years in jail

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BANGKOK ~ A former Thai tourism official and her daughter have been indicted on charges that they accepted bribes from a Los Angeles filmmaking couple in exchange for running the Bangkok International Film Festival. An indictment unsealed Tuesday in Los Angeles charges Juthamas Siriwan, the ex-governor of the Tourism Authority of Thailand, and her daughter, Jittisopa Siriwan, with conspiracy and eight other counts. If convicted, they each face up to 20 years in prison, according t...

Thai Film Pioneer At POFF

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The 13th edition of POFF, the Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival held in the Estonian capital, kicked off a 10-day marathon of film premieres, special events and industry meetings with the premiere of the American indie hit (500) DAYS OF SUMMER last night. Today, Pen-ek Ratanaruang, Thai film director and jury member of the EurAsia Competition program, will hold a press conference prior to the presentation tomorrow evening of his latest film NYMPH. The director has been one of the innovators in...

Thai Film Pioneer At POFF

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  The 13th edition of POFF, the Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival held in the Estonian capital, kicked off a 10-day marathon of film premieres, special events and industry meetings with the premiere of the American indie hit (500) DAYS OF SUMMER last night. Today, Pen-ek Ratanaruang, Thai film director and jury member of the EurAsia Competition program, will hold a press conference prior to the presentation tomorrow evening of his latest film NYMPH. The director has been on...

I Killed My Mother (Canada)

One of nine entries in the main competion at the Bangkok International Film Festival 2009.

2 producers found guilty of conspiring to bribe a former Thai government official

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A pair of Beverly Hills film producers have been found guilty of conspiring to bribe a former Thai government official to obtain contracts that provided for, among other things, control of the annual Bangkok International Film Festival, the Justice Department said Monday.A jury in California on Friday found Gerald Green, 77, and Patricia Green, 52, guilty of money laundering and conspiracy to violate the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act. A jury also found substantive violations under the FCPA, a hi...

Nine movies in Bangkok's BIFF 2009 competition

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THERE are nine movies in the main competition of the Bangkok International Film Festival 2009: Across the River (Iran); Adrift (Vietnam); Altiplano (Belgium); Breathless (South Korea); Everyone Else (Germany); Huacho (Chile/ France/ Germany); I Killed My Mother (Canada); Inland (Algeria / France), and The Search (China).   Across the River, by the prolific US-based Iranian director Abbas A. Motlagh, has barely been shown outside Iran, but is bound to attract attention here. In ...

Nine movies in Bangkok's BIFF 2009 competition

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THERE are nine movies in the main competition of the Bangkok International Film Festival 2009: Across the River (Iran); Adrift (Vietnam); Altiplano (Belgium); Breathless (South Korea); Everyone Else (Germany); Huacho (Chile/ France/ Germany); I Killed My Mother (Canada); Inland (Algeria / France), and The Search (China). Across the River, by the prolific US-based Iranian director Abbas A. Motlagh, has barely been shown outside Iran, but is bound to attract attention here. In the wake of a majo...

Bangkok International Film Festival

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The Bangkok International Film Festival is organized annually since 2003 by the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT), showcasing about 200 films (features and shorts) from around the world, with a special focus on Southeast Asian films.

Bangkok International Film Festival busy red carpet

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The world's celebrities and directors joined the Red Carpet Gala Premiere -'Queens of Langkasuka' at the Bangkok International Film Festival 2008 A number of leading Asian celebrities arrived for the red carpet, including Leon Lai, Lee Dong Wook, Michael Wong, Makoto, Robin Shou, Andrew Lau, Peter Chan, Ananda Everingham and HSH Prince Chatrichalerm Yukol MC, accompanied by cast members from 'King Naresuan'. Also, famous actor also a director, Jean-Claude Van Damme, accompanied by Cludia Bassol...

Bangkok International Film Festival 2008 launched today

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Mrs. Jumaporn erngronasa The Deputy Governor for Marketing Communications of Tourism Authority of Thailand presiding over the opening reception:"The Bangkok International Film Festival is an international event. It appeals to Thai and international audiences alike. It is an exciting event both for those within the film industry, and for all those who are in interested in film. It is also a great opportunity to promote the Thai film industry, and to promote Thailand as the entertainment hub of th...

Festival Update

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News from filmfestivals.comSarajevo Film Fest wrapped its 9 day long 14th editionOver nine days, the Sarajevo festival — born in a sandbag-protected basement during the Bosnian war — showed 174 movies from 40 countries. The Sarajevo Film Festival was first time launched near the end of the war and grew into the biggest regional film competition. Festival aims to support and promote cinema and authors in Southeast Europe and lately it attracts over 100,000 people. This year's festival welcome...

Bangkok Film Festival going ahead

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BANGKOK ~ News that the Bangkok International Film Festival (BIFF) will indeed be run again this year was greeted enthusiastically by film-buffs in Thailand yesterday (Tuesday 29 July 2008), following months of indecision on the part of the owners of the event.The budget will be smaller, a lot smaller than at its peak two years go, but that isn't worrying aficionados who simply want to get to see the best of the latest  indie feature films from the region and elsewhere around the world.BIFF wi...

Bangkok Film Festival going ahead

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News that the Bangkok International Film Festival (BIFF) will indeed be run again this year was greeted enthusiastically by film-buffs in Thailand yesterday (Tuesday 29 July 2008), following months of indecision on the part of the owners of the event.The budget will be smaller, a lot smaller than at its peak two years go, but that isn't worrying aficionados who simply want to get to see the best of the latest indie feature films from the region and elsewhere around the world.BIFF will run from ...

Israel Film Festival in LA to open with Avi Nesher’s The Secrets

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The 23rd Israel Film Festival, the largest showcase of Israeli films in the United States, will screen close to 60 Israeli features, documentaries and award-winning student films, including 13 U.S., West Coast and Los Angeles Premieres, in Los Angeles from June 12th – June 26th, 2008. In honor of Israel’s 60th anniversary, the Festival will host an unprecedented Retrospective of classic Israeli movies, including all seven Israeli films nominated for an Academy Award for Best Foreign Film, it...

Israel Film Festival in LA hosts Gala Awards Dinner

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The 23rd Israel Film Festival, the largest showcase of Israeli films in the United States, will screen close to 60 Israeli features, documentaries and award-winning student films, including 13 U.S., West Coast and Los Angeles Premieres, in Los Angeles from June 12th – June 26th, 2008. In honor of Israel’s 60th anniversary, the Festival will host an unprecedented Retrospective of classic Israeli movies, including all seven Israeli films nominated for an Academy Award for Best Foreign Film, it...

Inaugural Phuket Film Festival Rocks to Close

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 Inaugural Phuket Film Festival Rocks to Close with 'Across The Universe' The Phuket Film Festival (PFF) ended its week long inaugural run Saturday with Julie Taymor's  'Across The Universe.' The closing movie, from Sony Pictures Entertainment, which utilizes live action plus animation and psychedelic digital effects was a fitting end to the pre-tsunami 2004 conceived international film festival. Screening 40 movies from 15 different countries and hosting film-makers from 16 of its production...

Inaugural Phuket Film Festival Rocks to Close

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Inaugural Phuket Film Festival Rocks to Close with 'Across The Universe'The Phuket Film Festival (PFF) ended its week long inaugural run Saturday with Julie Taymor's 'Across The Universe.' The closing movie, from Sony Pictures Entertainment, which utilizes live action plus animation and psychedelic digital effects was a fitting end to the pre-tsunami 2004 conceived international film festival.Screening 40 movies from 15 different countries and hosting film-makers from 16 of its productions, PFF...

Inaugural Phuket Film Festival Rocks to Close with

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The Phuket Film Festival ended its week long inaugural run Saturday, Oct. 27 with Julie Taymor’s ‘Across The Universe.’ The closing movie, from Sony Pictures Entertainment, which utilizes live action plus animation and psychedelic digital effects was a fitting end to the pre-tsunami 2004 conceived international film festival.Screening 40 movies from 15 different countries and hosting film makers from 16 of its productions, PFF kicked off October 20 with a lavish, Thai star studded opening...

Inaugural Middle East International Film Festival staff in place

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The official website has launched (www.meiff.com) for the first annual Middle East International Film Festival (MEIFF), premiering October 14-19, 2007; and the Call for Entries is now under way. Over five days, MEIFF will present more than 50 films within a diverse slate of regional and international films with an emphasis on emerging artists. Grand Jury Prize winners will receive substantial production grants towards the funding of their next project, awarded in the categories of Narrative, Do...

Jury Members of the Bangkok International Film Festival

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Jury Members Golden Kinnaree 1. Christian Jeune France Cannes Film Festival 2. Peggy Chiao Taiwan Filmmaker 3. Gary Dartnall USA Producer ASEAN Films in Competition 1. Chuck Stephens USA Film Critic 2. Yon Fan Hong Kong Filmmaker 3. Bina Paul India Kerala Film Festival International Shorts Competition 1. John Badalou Indonesia Producer 2. Namrata Joshi India Film Critic 3. Somkiat Wituranit Thailand Filmmaker ...

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