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Film In Focus: SHARKWATER

Saturday, November 11---SHARKWATER, a stunningly beautiful nature documentary, brings audiences a rarely seen view of the kingdom below the seas. Filmed in high definition video, this beautiful and intense ecological film explores the shark rich waters of the world, exposing the exploitation and corruption surrounding the world's shark populations in the marine reserves of Cocos Island, Costa Rica and the Galapagos Islands, Ecuador. But SHARKWATER is not your typical National Geographic panora...

Interview with Fort Lauderdale Fest Director Gregory von Hausch

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Gregory von Hausch is the public face of the Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival. He founded the Festival more than two decades ago and has led it from a small regional event to an important showcase of international and independent cinema. As the Festival celebrates its 21st anniversary with the dapper and enthusiastic von Hausch still at the helm, Online Festival Dailies Editor Sandy Mandelberger sat down with Gregory von Hausch for an engaging and wide-ranging interview.Sandy Mandelbe...

FLIFF UNCORKED!!! Happens Tonight

Saturday, November 11----Come celebrate the 21st anniversary of the Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival at one of South Florida's chicest film events, FLIFF UNCORKED!! The Gala is meant to honor and pay tribute to celebrity guests attending the 21st annual Festival.. The event, one of South Florida's most glamourous affairs, takes place on Saturday evening, November 11, at the Regency Ballroom of The Hollywood Westin Diplomat Resort & Spa in Hollywood, Florida. View from Westin D...

Film In Focus: LOCAL COLOR

Saturday, November 11-----The Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival, which ends its run in Fort Lauderdale tomorrow (before taking 20 titles and filmmakers to the resort town of Key West next week), has saved some of its strongest titles for its final wrap up. Certainly one of the most anticipated films of the Festival is the Festival Closing Night Film, the Southeast Premiere of LOCAL COLOR. The autobiographical film, written and directed by George Gallo, will receive a premiere screeni...

What's Happening: Saturday Highlights

Mel Stuart and Sophia Loren Friday, Novmeber 10----The final Saturday of the Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival (at least in Fort Lauderdale, before it takes itself on the road to Key West next week) is chock-full of cinematic goodies and special events. Festivalgoers will need to catch up on their sleep in order to participate in a dizzying area of films screenings, parties and special events. SATURDAY HIGHLIGHTS WILLY WONKA AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY Long before Johnny Depp took on...

FLIFF UNCORKED! Brings Out The Stars

Tributee Connie Francis Friday, November 10----FLIFF UNCORKED! a South Florida Awards Celebration will be presented by The Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival to honor and pay tribute to celebrity guests attending the 21st annual Festival.. The event, one of South Florida's most glamourous affairs, takes place on Saturday evening, November 11, at the Regency Ballroom of The Hollywood Westin Diplomat Resort & Spa in Hollywood, Florida. Richard Rapport, an entertainment attorney who...

Interview with Gregory von Hausch

Friday, November 10-----Gregory von Hausch is the public face of the Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival. He founded the Festival more than two decades ago and has led it from a small regional event to an important showcase of international and independent cinema. As the Festival celebrates its 21st anniversary with the dapper and enthusiastic von Hausch still at the helm, Online Festival Dailies Editor Sandy Mandelberger sat down with Gregory von Hausch for an engaging and wide-rangi...

What's Happening: Friday Highlights

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Thursday, November 9----The Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival switches into especially high gear for its final three days in Fort Lauderdale before taking the show on the road to the resort of Key West next week. It promises to be an exciting weekend of film premieres, celebrity watching and awards ceremonies, with evening receptions set for every night. Now that the skies have cleared, Fort Lauderdale is a magical place for both sun and celluloid. FRIDAY HIGHLIGHTS DAVID & LAY...

Celebrity Watch: Who's In Town

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Thursday, November 9----Film directors, producers, actors and celebrities are descending on Fort Lauderdale for the final weekend of festivities at the Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival. The sun is shining and the weather is wonderful, and so is the celebrity watching. CELEBRITY WATCH: Thursday, November 9 Mel Stuart The celebrated director of the cult classic WILLIE WONKA AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY is in town to introduce several films from his career and to receive a Lifetime Achie...

Satire On America's Obsession With Fame

Thursday, November 9-----In the satirical film sensation BORAT currently in theaters, America's obsession with fame and financial success is skewered to great effect. That is also the theme of the US/UK co-production TRUST ME, which has its World Premiere at the Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival on Friday. The film, written and directed by actor-turned-director Andrew Kazamia, is a smart and funny look at the entertainment industry, politics and America's mania for celebrity. Risi...

What's Happening: Wednesday Highlights At FLIFF

Tuesday, November 7---Wednesday is shaping up to be another very full day at the Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival, with an intriguing mix of American indie films and world cinema highlights. WEDNESDAY'S HIGHLIGHTS NOBELITY There is no higher accolade than the Nobel Prize. In the fascinating documentary NOBELITY, American director Turk Pipkin interviews a who's who of Nobel Prize winners, providing a stunning look at the world's most complex social, political and economic problems ...

Media Arts And Eggs Benedict

Tuesday, November 5----A delegation of visiting filmmakers and media professionals were invited this morning for a tour of the digital arts facilities at the Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale, one of the leading media arts schools in the nation. Dr. Amy Friedman Phillips, the Program Chair for Communications and Media Production, led the tour, explaining how the Art Institute trains its students for careers in the media arts. Clearly proud of the investment that the Institute has made in cutt...

A Director's Final Masterpiece

Tuesday, November 6----When Argentinian director Fabian Bielinsky died suddenly this past June at the age of 47, the international cinema world mourned the loss of one of its more blazing contemporary talents. The Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival will present the director's final work, a metaphysical thriller with strong spiritual overtones with the evocative title of THE AURA. Bielinsky started shooting films at the tender age of 13. He later attended the National Cinematographic...

Focus On World Cinema at Fort Lauderdale

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The focus is on world cinema, as the Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival enters its final week of international and independent offerings. Films from around the world make up a considerable share of the premieres at the Festival, and offer South Florida audiences the unique opportunity to see films that may never open commercially.The range of international films on tap for Monday alone is impressive. The program begins with the Florida premiere of the Dutch film JOHAN, directed by Nicol...

Focus On World Cinema

Monday, November 6-----The focus is on world cinema, as the Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival enters its final week of international and independent offerings. Films from around the world make up a considerable share of the premieres at the Festival, and offer South Florida audiences the unique opportunity to see films that may never open commercially. The range of international films on tap for Monday alone is impressive. The program begins with the Florida premiere of the Dutch fi...

Film In Focus: GRINGO WEDDING

Sunday, November 5----The Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival presents the US Premiere of the US-Columbian co-production GRINGO WEDDING at a special screening on Sunday evening at 7:00pm at the Parker Playhouse. The film, which stars telenovella queen Ana Lucia Dominguez, is a romantic comedy about crossing borders and cultures to find love. Directed by Tas Salini, a local Fort Lauderdale filmmaker who teaches television and video production at the Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale. ...

Something For Everyone On Saturday

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Saturday, November 4----As the winds howl (South Florida is experiencing a high wind alert this weekend), Saturday's schedule at the Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival is certainly a full one, with back to back films at the Cinema Paradiso and Parker Playhouse that appeal to all tastes and sensibilities. It is expected to be an exhausting day for Festival staff and visiting filmmakers, but a satisfying one. The full day of events begins quite lyrically with a free screening at 9:45am...

FLIFF Friday Festivities

Friday, November 3----The theater was packed on Friday evening at the historic Parker Playhouse for the highly anticipated Festival Centerpiece Film, PITTSBURGH, a deliciously funny mockumentary that spotlighted the comic sensibility of actor Jeff Goldblum. Although the Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival (affectionately known as FLIFF) has been showing films for more than two weeks now, it is the next 10 days that are the meatiest, with the addition of the Parker Playhouse and the La...

Three Film Portraits of Artists At FLIFF

Man Ray's Famous Photograph Wednesday, November 2----Three films showing at the Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival will focus on the creative life and careers of three different artists, each in a style all its own. The three films make an interesting triptych that demonstrates how the art of film can be used to interpret the art of the canvas or photograph. A local South Florida artist with an international following, Purvis Young is a prolific painter who uncovers the beauty and uni...

Cinema Scares For Halloween Night

Monday, October 30----When your film festival falls over Halloween, I guess it is expected that you need to throw in a little "scare" into the proceedings. This year, the Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival does not disappoint, presenting two creepy classics tomorrow evening at the Cinema Paradiso. The first part of the evening, starting at sundown, is for the kiddies, with short films, live music, costume and scream contests, balloons and hayrides. This is family friendly fun without...

Sunday With Streisand

Saturday/Sunday, October 28/29----If you cannot afford the $350 per ticket to see Barbara Streisand live in concert during her current sold-out tour, the Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival offers you a front-row seat to appreciate the enduring vocal, dramatic and directing talents of La Streisand . The Festival will present a four-film mini-retrospective this Sunday, with proceeds benefiting the Streisand Foundation, a not-for-profit agency involved with social and environmental conce...

A Busy Weekend Of Films, Parties and Special Events

THE SHAPE OF WATER Friday, October 27----The excitement is certainly revving up at the Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival (FLIFF) this weekend, with a torrent of challenging new films, well-loved classics and enough social events to fatigue even the most energetic party animal. The Festival has a reputation on the festival circuit as one that is high on discoveries, offering its sophisticated audiences a chance to discover new talents and ponder film themes and techniques. This weeken...

FLIFF Moves Into Its Second Weekend

Thursday, October 26----As the Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival (FLIFF) moves into its second consecutive weekend, the schedule for Friday is a full and varied one. Listed in the Guiness Book of World Records as "the world's longest film festival", this year's edition runs for 30 days, with an extra week of programming and special events to be held in the resort town of Key West when the Festival comes to an end in its Fort Lauderdale home on Sunday, November 12. When do these Festi...

Classical Music Film Has Florida Premiere

Tuesday, October 24----The Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival will present an inspiring documentary film on contemporary classical music, on Wednesday evening starting at 6:00pm, at the Cinema Paradiso. PIANISTS - DEFINING CHOPIN is a breathtaking musical documentary that follows the four winners of the 2005 National Chopin Piano Competition, which was held in Miami in March of last year, as they compete in the International Chopin Piano Competition, the oldest and most prestigious ...

A Celebration of South African Culture

Monday, October 23----A celebration of African dance and film will be the high point on today’s agenda, as the Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival moves into its second week of film discoveries and excitement. The Festival will screen the Sundance Film Festival hit SON OF MAN this evening at 8:00pm at the Cinema Paradiso. The special screening tribute to South African film will be preceded by an African Dance performance by the Le Jump Afrique dance troupe. The troupe includes membe...
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