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The EDINBURGH INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL kicks off this week, 15 – 26 Junehttp://www.edfilmfest.org.uk/ There’s a lot happening across the 12 days of the Festival, but we wanted to pick out a few highlights and events (some of which are connected with our partners and fellow travellers):• Nokia Short Weekender23 – 26 Junehttp://www.edfilmfest.org.uk/films?src=strandlink§ion=Nokia%2BShorts%2BWeekenderA selection of international shorts including drama, animation and documentary, incl...

The Danes and after at BAFTA

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London's equivalent to Hollywood's Academy is called-for short- BAFTA and it occupies luxurious premises on the historic Piccadilly street (not to be confused with the nearby Piccadilly Circus, which has nothing to do with P.T.Barnum) in the heart of the British capital. For many years it was considered a rather staid place and organisation, the British Academy of Film and Television Arts, but in recent years after some interior revamping and probably thanks to some lively new personnel on the...

Aspen Film announces the selections

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Aspen Film announces today the selections that will be screening at the 32nd annual Aspen Filmfest, a five-day feast of film and fall color that will be held September 29 - October 3, 2010. With an emphasis on independent productions from around the world and a uniquely intimate scale, the festival champions filmmaking at its finest for film lovers and filmmakers alike. Screenings will be held at the historic Wheeler Opera House in Aspen and at the Crystal Theatre in Carbondale, and tickets will...

Astonishing Debuts At Woodstock FF

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With a festival which prides itself as being “fiercely independent”, the Woodstock Film Festival, which concludes today, is committed to the discovery of new talents, both behind and in front of the screen. With budgets that are tight in the extreme, more often that not, the actors used are new to the screen and unknown to the public (I included myself in this). However, when a performance of great depth or realism is given by someone you do not know, my tendency is to pay very close attenti...

Astonishing Debuts At Woodstock FF

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  CHILDREN OF INVENTION    With a festival which prides itself as being “fiercely independent”, the Woodstock Film Festival, which concludes today, is committed to the discovery of new talents, both behind and in front of the screen. With budgets that are tight in the extreme, more often that not, the actors used are new to the screen and unknown to the public (I included myself in this). However, when a performance of great depth or realism is given by someone you do not know, my tende...

Announcing the Oldenburg Festival’s international jury

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Like in previous years this year too an international five-piece jury will decide on who gets to win the “German Independence Award – Best German Film”. The members of the jury 2009 are: Sylvia Caminer American producer, director and writer Sylvia Caminer collaborated with Rap legend Busta Rhymes in “Love’N’Dancing” and “Order of Redemption”. She won an Emmy for the TV series “Great Hotels” and produced “Blue Moon” and “The Deli” both of which were presented at Fil...

Juries and news from Edinburgh

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Today the Edinburgh International Film Festival (EIFF), announced 2009’s Michael Powell Jury in addition to the other five juries deliberating across the Festival’s awards. President of this year’s Michael Powell Jury is director Joe Wright (ATONEMENT; PRIDE & PREJUDICE). Joining him on the Jury are journalist, broadcaster and author Janet Street-Porter; USA Today film critic Claudia Puig; Academy Award® Best Actor nominee and Broadway legend Frank Langella (FROST/NIXON; GOOD NIGHT AND GO...

STONE OF DESTINY Opens Palm Beach FF

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STONE OF DESTINY, the latest film from actor-turned-director Charles Martin Smith, will open the 2009 edition of the Palm Beach International Film Festival on Thursday, 23 April. The film, a US/Scottish co-production, retells the fascinating and true story of four young Glaswegian students who, in 1951, outwitted the British authorities in their successful attempt to take back the Stone of Scone - a beloved symbol of Scottish pride. The adventure comedy stars Robert Carlyle (TRAINSPOTTING), Pete...

STONE OF DESTINY Opens Palm Beach FF

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  STONE OF DESTINY, the latest film from actor-turned-director Charles Martin Smith, will open the 2009 edition of the Palm Beach International Film Festival on Thursday, 23 April. The film, a US/Scottish co-production, retells the fascinating and true story of four young Glaswegian students who, in 1951, outwitted the British authorities in their successful attempt to take back the Stone of Scone - a beloved symbol of Scottish pride. The adventure comedy stars Robert Carlyle (TRAINSPOTT...

Rebecca Yeldham new Director of the Los Angeles Film Fest

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Film Independent announced today that Rebecca Yeldham is joining the organization as the Director of the Los Angeles Film Festival, effective immediately. Rachel Rosen serves as Director of Programming for Film Independent and the Los Angeles Film Festival, and had been working with Film Independent’s Senior Director Sean McManus as interim Co-Directors during the search for a new Festival Director. “Rebecca has a wide range of experience in the industry and she’s an inspiring leader -...

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ÉCU 2009 Events and Success Stories of previous years

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ÉCU 2009 Events ÉCU 2009 will feature an exciting array of workshops hosted by dozens of industry experts. The workshops will cover a variety of topics relating to cinema including writing, directing, acting, editing and distribution. And they will be free and open to ALL festival attendees including members of the public. These events offer the unique opportunity to learn from the best in the business. The workshops were a huge success in 2008, and will be even bigger and better in 2009!Dire...

Danny Huston head Edinburgh's jury

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Today the Edinburgh International Film Festival (EIFF), in association with the UK Film Council, announced 2008’s Michael Powell Jury as well as a substantial increase in the Award’s financial reward for Best British Film. President of this year’s Michael Powell Jury is actor Danny Huston (THE CONSTANT GARDENER; 21 GRAMS), who will also attend the world premiere of THE KREUTZER SONATA at the Festival. Joining him on the Jury are international producer Sigurjon Sighvatsson (ZIDANE: A 21st ...

Newsletter 321, June 28 2007

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FESTIVALS AGENDA SUBMISSION CALENDARS Festivals calling for your films... This week, this month...   _______________________________________________________________________________________ Los Angeles Film Festival Video Dailies from Lisa Murray LA Film Festival Eve...

The Edge of Love will open the Edinburgh Festival

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The Edinburgh International Film Festival (EIFF) announced today that John Maybury’s Dylan Thomas biopic THE EDGE OF LOVE will be the Opening Gala at this year’s Festival, which will run from 18 – 29 June 2008. The announcement was made today by EIFF’s Artistic Director, Hannah McGill. THE EDGE OF LOVE stars Academy Award® Nominee Keira Knightley (ATONEMENT, PRIDE & PREJUDICE), BAFTA Nominee Sienna Miller (INTERVIEW, STARDUST) Matthew Rhys (BROTHERS & SISTERS), and Cillian Murphy (THE W...

Strong European Showing at NEW DIRECTORS/NEW FILMS

 Thursday, April 3-------New Directors/New Films,  one of New York’s film world rites of Spring, is now mid-way through its program. Dedicated to the discovery and support of emerging artists, New Directors/New Films has earned an international reputation for its cutting-edge programming and commitment to more artistically ambitious filmmaking. This year, a total of 26 features and 6 short films made the cut, spotlighting first and second-time directors who are beginning to make their mark ...

Bob Hoskins At The Edinburgh Film Festival

 Tuesday, August 7--------Bob Hoskins, one of the most respected English actors of his generation, will be honored at the upcoming Edinburgh International Film Festival, which opens on August 15th and runs through August 26. On the first Friday of the Festival, August 17th, the prolific actor will appear on-stage to discuss his diverse career. This has included stellar work over the past three decades, where the chameleon actor has had the opportunity to portray such historical figures as J Ed...

Hallam Foe will open the Edinburgh Film Festival

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The Edinburgh International Film Festival (EIFF), the longest continually running film festival in the world, announced today that David Mackenzie’s romantic drama “Hallam Foe” will be the opening film of this year’s festival. The announcement was made today by the Festival’s Artistic Director, Hannah McGill. “Hallam Foe” stars BAFTA award winner Jamie Bell (“Flags of Our Fathers,” “King Kong,” “Billy Elliott”) in the title role along with Sophia Myles (“Underworld,...

Emden-Norderney line up highlights

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18th International Film Festival Emden-Norderney from 13th-20th June 2007 19 feature films in competition in Lower Saxony’s largest film festival The competition nominations for the 18th International Film Festival Emden-Norderney have been finalised. 19 feature films from 11 countries will be competing for the three feature film awards – the Bernhard Wicki Award, the DGB Film Award and the NDR Young Directors Award, presented at the Festival for the first time. A further 9 films from 5 coun...

Rag Tale film attack on tabloids showed at Edinburgh

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Rag Tale screened at the Edinburgh Film Festival held August 17 to 28th.The film is a scathing look at the cutthroat world of tabloid journalism. Over the course of a week at the lowbrow paper The Rag, we watch Eddy (Rupert Graves), the paper's increasingly harassed editor and Richard Morton (Malcolm McDowell), the seemly impervious chairman, do battle for editorial control of the paper-- with ultimately shocking results.The impetus for the film came when director Mary McGuckian found herself re...

Highlights of Adelaide Film Festival 2005 Announced

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IMAGE IS EVERYTHINGHighlights of Adelaide Film Festival 2005 AnnouncedSouth Australian Premier Mike Rann and Adelaide Film Festival Director Katrina Sedgwick today launched the poster and highlights for the biennial Adelaide Film Festival 2005.The critically acclaimed biennial Adelaide Film Festival (AFF) will again be a celebration of THE SCREEN, with over 190 sessions running over thirteen days and nights from 18 February to 3 March (an additional five days on the 2003 Film Festival).The AFF ...

Toronto biz buzz 2

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DEALS, DEALS AND MORE DEALSAs the Toronto Film Festival enters its final weekend, distribution deals for the coveted North American market have been secured on a number of key film titles.Focus Features, the specialty distribution division of Universal Pictures, secured North American, Scandinavian and Australian rights for the UK film My Summer of Love, directed by Pawel Pawlikowski. The film, which screened in Toronto in the Contemporary World Cinema section, tells the story of a summer encoun...

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