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Santa Barbara International Film Festival to open with Disconnect

  Jason Bateman, Hope Davis and Haley Ramm in Henry-Alex Rubin's "DISCONNECT" Courtesy of LD Entertainment   The 28th Santa Barbara International Film Festival (January 24-February 3), presented by lynda.com, will open the 2013 Festival with the U.S.  Premiere of LD Entertainment’s Disconnect, directed by Henry-Alex Rubin and starring Jason Bateman, Hope Davis, Frank Grillo, Paula Patton, Michael Nyqvist, Andrea Riseborough, Alexander Skarsgård ...

Silver Linings Playbook written and directed by David O. Russell, has been named “Best Film of the Year” by Capri, Hollywood

  The movie directed by David O.Russell is also nominated for the 2013 Capri Audience Award and the Best Acting Ensemble of the Year Award  Festival will also screen ‘Caesar Must Die’, Italy’s 2012 Candidate for the Best Foreign Language Film Oscar   One of the year’s most highly acclaimed films, Silver Linings Playbook written and directed by David O. Russell, has been named “Best Film of the Year” by Capri, Hollywood &ndas...

Sundance Juries

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 Sundance Institute announced today 19 members of five juries awarding prizes at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival, January 17-27 in Park City, Salt Lake City, Ogden and Sundance, Utah. Short Film Awards will be announced at a ceremony on January 22 at Park City’s Jupiter Bowl, with feature film awards announced at a separate ceremony on January 26.   Members of the Alfred P. Sloan Jury will be announced in January. U.S. DOCUMENTARY JURY Liz Garbus Academy Award® nominated...

ÉCU AT THE TORONTO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL

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 The Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) is North America’s most favoured 11 days for independent film. For 36 years, TIFF has provided an audience driven environment where independent filmmakers can premiere their work, and Canadian film has the opportunity to be presented on an international level. Film festivals and Canada were on my mind as I waited to have an interview with Manon Briand, a Quebecois director whose new feature film “Liverpool” was showing in TI...

Jan Chapman will head the six-member International Jury for the sixth annual Asia Pacific Screen Awards

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JAN CHAPMAN TO HEAD APSA INTERNATIONAL JURY Acclaimed Australian film producer Jan Chapman OAM will head the six-member International Jury for the sixth annual Asia Pacific Screen Awards, to be held in Brisbane on November 23, 2012. The Asia Pacific Screen Awards are the region’s highest accolade in film, and Ms Chapman follows previous International Jury Presidents Nansun Shi (2011, Hong Kong, PRC), Lord David Puttnam (2010, UK), Huang Jianxin (2009, People’s Republic of China), Bru...

M3 Creative Film launches marketing & film production division

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Prolific Promo Agency Starts M3 Creative Film, Adding Second Feature as Its First Project, Magnet Releasing’s ‘John Dies at the End,’ Heads for TIFF’s Midnight Madness  In a new business model for Hollywood, award-winning creative content agency M3 Creative has formed a vertically integrated, multi-platform marketing/promotion and film production company with the establishment of M3 Creative Film. The new division allows M3 to use its marketing expertise to focus on producing hi...

15th RIDM: First films announced

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The Montreal International Documentary Festival (RIDM) is pleased to pre-announce several films on this year’s program, giving a sneak peek at what promises to be an exciting anniversary edition. One hundred domestic and foreign films will be screened during the 15th RIDM, from November 7 to 18 at the Cinémathèque québécoise, Cinéma Excentris, the Grande Bibliothèque and Concordia University.   FROM TORONTO TO MONTREAL A number of not-to-be-missed films at this year’s RIDM ...

TIFF Deal on UK release of Matteo Garonne’s Cannes Grand Prix winner REALITY

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Independent Distribution have struck a deal with Fandango Portobello to co-release Matteo Garonne’s Cannes Grand Prix winner REALITY in the UK, which screens tonight as part of the official selection at The Toronto International Film Festival.  Luc Roeg, CEO of Independent made the announcement today.  The deal was negotiated between Roeg and Janine Gold of Fandango Portobello. Leading the project will be newly appointed Heads of Distribution, Sarah Townsend and Stef...

"Greetings from Tim Buckley" world premiere a hit at the Toronto International Film Festival 9/9/12!!

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Here in my hotel room at the Fairmont Royal York Hotel the day after the gala world premiere of "Greetings from Tim Buckley" at the Toronto International Film Festival. The screening took place last night at 6pm at the Bloor Cinema (where I had the pleasure of performing with "The Golem" a few years ago at the Toronto Jewish Film Festival). The film concerns Jeff Buckley's early days in NYC and my music is featured in it as is my guitar playing. My portrayal in t...

"Greetings from Tim Buckley" world premiere a hit at the Toronto International Film Festival 9/9/12!!

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Here in my hotel room at the Fairmont Royal York Hotel the day after the gala world premiere of "Greetings from Tim Buckley" at the Toronto International Film Festival. The screening took place last night at 6pm at the Bloor Cinema (where I had the pleasure of performing with "The Golem" a few years ago at the Toronto Jewish Film Festival). The film concerns Jeff Buckley's early days in NYC and my music is featured in it as is my guitar playing. My portrayal in the fil...

2012 Palm Springs Short Fest announces Award Winners

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  2012 PALM SPRINGS INTERNATIONAL SHORTFEST 
ANNOUNCES FESTIVAL WINNERS Monday, June 24th sees the close of the 2012 Palm Springs International Shortfest Film Festival. The festival was held from June 19-25th and screed 324 short filmsm bringing in shortfilm filmmakers from across the globe, including filmmakers Robert Elswit, Gus Van Sant and Oorlagh George, to honor their film at what is undisputedly the largest short film festival in North America. Shortfilm prize-winners were anno...

Rob Reiner’s “The Magic of Belle Isle” to open Aruba Fest

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 Program details for the 3rd annual Aruba International Film Festival (AIFF), which takes place June 22-28, 2012, were announced today. The Festival will showcase a diverse array of films from 18 different countries and feature several international and South American premieres. The lineup was announced by AIFF Artistic Director Claudio Masenza along with Festival founder Jonathan Vieira.   AIFF will open with the international premiere of director Rob Reiner’s ...

27th Midnight Sun Film Festival celebrates screen gems

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The 27th Midnight Sun Film Festival (13.-17.6.2012) will be graced by the presence of two female actors who began their career in the 1950s: Finland's only Hollywood star Taina Elg, and Ingmar Bergman's protégé Harriet Andersson. Of directors, together with their productions, the American cult movie maker Alan Rudoph, Hungarian Béla Tarr, whose quite personal films never fail to cause a stir, two Swedish talents of a younger generation - Ruben Östlund and Axel Petersén - and the Portugues...

6th Annual Toronto Urban Film Festival (TUFF) NOW ACCEPTING SUBMISSIONS

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The Toronto Urban Film Festival (TUFF) returns for a sixth year to digital platform screens across the Toronto subway system. Always the strong and silent type, TUFF takes place September 7 - 17, 2012, concurrent with the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF).   Named one of MovieMaker Magazine's "20 Coolest Film Festivals" (2010), TUFF is a 10-day long celebration of the art of the urban silent screen. TUFF films screen on the Pattison Onestop network of digita...

SundanceNOW Launches Innovative "Doc Club"Subscription Series

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 Jonathan Sehring, President of Sundance Selects, announced today that Sundance Selects' digital sister,  SundanceNOW, a new online destination for independent film, has launched "Doc Club," an innovative SVOD (Subscriber Video-on-Demand) program for documentary films. The company has turned to Thom Powers, one of the world's leading authorities on documentary films, to create a slate of curated titles each month for film enthusiasts.   Powers and the SundanceNOW team have sp...

Canadian films at the Annual Sonoma International

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  Eleven Canadian films will be screened at the 15th annual Sonoma International Film Festival, a five-day feast of wine, food and more than 130 independent films from around the world, which runs from April 11 to 15, 2012. Included in the Festival program are two Oscar®-nominated animated shorts, two Québécois films featuring the same leading man, and two powerful documentaries about two very different global catastrophes.   Québécois superstar Patrick Huard is the lea...

Edinburgh International Film Festival announces 2nd Talent Lab

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TALENT LAB RETURNS TO EIFF AS DELEGATES DISCOVER THE TRAVERSEEdinburgh International Film Festival today announced the second year of their Talent Lab. Supported through the Scottish Government’s Edinburgh Festivals Expo Fund and by Creative Scotland, the Lab offers up-and-coming filmmakers a fantastic opportunity to learn from the world’s key film industry players.Drawing on the Festival’s successful track record in talent development, the four day programme will lead emerging Scottish an...

Second annual Documentary Lab selects 10 filmmakers

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Film Independent, the non-profit arts organization that produces the Spirit Awards and the Los Angeles Film Festival, has announced the filmmakers and projects selected for its second annual Documentary Lab, sponsored by Latino Public Broadcasting. Starting this week and continuing through the end of April, the Documentary Lab is an intensive seven-week program in Los Angeles, with the main focus of assisting documentary filmmakers on their works-in-progress and providing creative feedback. All ...

BARAKA...SAMSARA!!! An interview with the filmmakers.

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  SAMSARA (2011) by filmmakers Ron Fricke and producer Mark Magidson is the follow-up to the epic non-narrative film BARAKA (1992), which made cinematic history twenty years ago with its arresting 70mm Panavision System images filmed in 24 countries. Described by director Ron Fricke as a ‘guided meditation’ BARAKA still has people dropping their jaw at the astonishing innovative camera work and intercutting of the haunting musical score. Now, the filmmakers bring the same camera and ...

BARAKA...SAMSARA!!! An interview with the filmmakers.

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  SAMSARA (2011) by filmmakers Ron Fricke and producer Mark Magidson is the follow-up to the epic non-narrative film BARAKA (1992), which made cinematic history twenty years ago with its arresting 70mm Panavision System images filmed in 24 countries. Described by director Ron Fricke as a ‘guided meditation’ BARAKA still has people dropping their jaw at the astonishing innovative camera work and intercutting of the haunting musical score. Now, the filmmakers bring the same camera and ...

Jury’s award films from the IFFR Rotterdam 2012 program

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During the IFFR 2012 Awards Ceremony on Friday, February 3, 2012 in festival venue de Doelen, the winning films of the 41st International Film Festival Rotterdam were announced. The three Hivos Tiger Awards were granted to feature débuts Egg and Stone by Huang Ji (China), Hubert Bals Fund-supported film Thursday Till Sunday by Dominga Sotomayor (Chile/Netherlands) and Clip by Maja Miloš (Serbia), which also took the KNF Award of the Dutch film critics. Hubert Bals Fund-supported and competin...

Short films awarded at Rotterdam Fest

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Short films awarded at International Film Festival Rotterdam 2012Monday 30 January, Makino Takashi’s GENERATOR (Japan), Mati Diop’s BIG IN VIETNAM (France) and Jeroen Eijsinga’s SPRINGTIME (Netherlands) were awarded the three equal Tiger Awards for Short Films 2012. The jury gave a Special Jury Mention to Charlotte Lim Lay Kuen for her short film I’M LISA (Malaysia).The International Film Festival Rotterdam short film nominee for the European Film Awards 2012 is IM FREIEN (IN THE OPEN) b...

Fifteen films competing for IFFR's Tiger Awards 2012

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Fifteen films have been selected for IFFR's Tiger Awards Competition 2012. The complete lineup, comprising first or second feature films concurring for three equal Hivos Tiger Awards of each 15,000 euro, includes eight world premieres. Five competing films have received support from Rotterdam’s Hubert Bals Fund.The Rotterdam Tiger Awards Competition for Short Films 2012 comprises twenty-one films, ranging in length from five to fifty-six minutes. Nine short films in competition will see their ...

Film North - Huntsville International Film Festival

Film North, Huntsville International Film Festival, is the newest place for a small, simple, excellent festival in a remote location. Huntsville is a two hour drive north of Toronto, in the beautiful lake district setting of Muskoka, Ontario, Canada. Movie lovers can continue after attending the Toronto International Film Festival, TIFF, the first two weekends of September, to the lovely setting of Huntsville, Ontario, Canada, the third weekend of September. Our mandate is to create a user - friendly environment for emerging Canadian and International Filmmakers to exhibit, promote, entertain and inform the audience. We are an incorporated non profit organization. Our board of Directors are from the film, arts and business sectors. The founders are residents of Toronto and Huntsville, with backgrounds in the Film and Arts professions.

Hong Kong producer Nansun Shi to head APSA 2011 International Jury

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BANGKOK ~ Nansun Shi, one of the region’s most highly regarded film producers, was announced today as President of the 2011 International Jury of the Asia Pacific Screen Awards (APSA). Ms Shi will be joined on the Jury by Cameron Bailey, Co-director of the Toronto International Film Festival, Japanese director and actress Kaori Momoi, Israeli director Samuel Maoz, and the Executive Chairman of the China Film Producers Association, Ming Zhenjiang. During a career spanning th...

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