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Isabella Rossellini to preside over the Jury for the 2011 Berlinale

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The Italian-American actress and director Isabella Rossellini will be the President of the Jury for the 61st Berlin International Film Festival (February 10-20, 2011)."It’s fantastic that Isabella Rossellini will be the President of the Berlinale Jury in 2011," says the festival's director Dieter Kosslick. "She is a multifaceted, creative film artist with extensive experience in European, American and international cinema."Isabella Rossellini is one of the most renowned actresses in internatio...

Venice Film Festival in 1 week!

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  Robert Rodriguez' film Machete (2010) to open at Venice Film Festival 2010   I will be at La Biennale 2010 doing Film Festival updates, market and interviews. Please stay tuned for exciting news and press at La Biennale right here!   In the meantime, check out some other interesting film industry production insight from previous interviews below!   1) Interview with Guillermo Arriaga (Babel, 21 Grams, The Burning Plain) in Aruba at AI...

Bratislava to honour Czech director Jan Švankmajer

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12. International Film Festival Bratislava (5. - 11. November 2010) - Press ReleaseThere are only 100 days left before the start of the 12th International Film Festival Bratislava! IFF Bratislava will bring a fresh and diverse program of contemporary cinema, accompanied by debates, concerts, and much more in the new autumn dates: 5. - 11. November 2010. The festival will multiply its number of screens across Bratislava and the rest of Slovakia.***UNDER EMBARGO till July 29th***After honoring Is...

Juliette Lewis And Natural Born Filmming

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Cinema City, another International Film & Media Festival in Serbia, officially began last night, 5th of June on Saturday and will end 12th of June 2010, in a quiet little town Novi Sad. The grand opening of the Cinema City Film Festival celebrated the film The Secret in Their Eyes by Juan José Campanella, this year’s Oscar winner for Best Foreign Language Film of the Year. The festival ruptured charismatic actress and singer Juliette Lewis, a special guest of the Festival at Katolicka ...

The Film That Was 'Killed' By Variety Lives Again

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A great film festival, like a great film, raises questions. The New York Documentary Film Festival- Festival dei Popoli, from its opening film tonight, has posed a controversial one; Why has one of Italy's most awarded auteur films, 'Below Sea Level', (winner of 10 prestigious international awards including Best Documentary Venice Film Festival 2008, Grand Prix Cinema Du Reel 2008 & European Film Academy Awards 2009) not yet premiered in the United States? As Director Gianfranco Ro...

The Film That Was 'Killed' By Variety Lives Again at New York Documentary Film Festival- Festival de

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A great film festival, like a great film, raises questions. The New York Documentary Film Festival- Festival dei Popoli, from its opening film tonight, has posed a controversial one;Why has one of Italy's most awarded auteur films, 'Below Sea Level', (winner of 10 prestigious international awards including Best Documentary Venice Film Festival 2008, Grand Prix Cinema Du Reel 2008 & European Film Academy Awards 2009) not yet premiered in the United States?As Director Gianfranco Rosi addressed the...

Politics (Overt And Subtle) At New Directors New Films

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  WOMEN WITHOUT MEN (Shirin Neshat)  For most people, a trip to the cinema is a welcome escapism from the harshness of the world and its problems. For others, films with political subjects or contexts are sought out for a population hungry to engage and feeling starved for perspective and analysis. While New Directors New Films is not an overtly political affair, it is hard to avoid the powerful political discourses that careen through some of the films in this year’s pro...

Terracotta Festival organisers break the news of their Opening Film on twitchfilm.net.

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Jackie Chan's latest film, ‘Little Big Soldier', a period-action road-trip movie, will open the festival on 6th May 2010. The film by Ding Sheng is set during the time when China wasn't yet a country and was still comprised of seven warring states. Jackie Chan plays a reluctant conscript from one of these states and finds himself fortuitously capturing an enemy general, whom he planned to bring back to his home state to trade for discharge from army service. Other highlights from t...

International spotlights once again to shine on the highly anticipated festival in Udine!

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2010 edition will begin on 23 April and will present around sixty titles and two major retrospectives: one on the glorious Shin-Toho - which is to Japanese cinema what Roger Corman's Factory is to American film - and the other on Patrick Lung Kong, who inspired John Woo's masterpiece A Better Tomorrow  (Golden Lion, 2010). UDINE - 9 days of programming, from 23 April to 1 May, and over 60 films on their way from China, Hong Kong, South Korea, Japan, Thailand, Indonesia, Malaysia, ...

Aruba will host a new international film festival

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It was announced today that the island nation of Aruba will host a new international film festival (the nation’s first), The Aruba International Film Festival (AIFF), which will take place June 4-10, 2010. Details were unveiled at a press conference today by AIFF Founders and Producers Giuseppe Cioccarelli and Jonathan Vieira, along with the Festival’s Artistic Director Claudio Masenza, at the Radisson Hotel & Resort in Aruba’s Palm Beach.       ...

Aruba to host a new international film festival next june

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It was announced today that the island nation of Aruba will host a new international film festival (the nation’s first), The Aruba International Film Festival (AIFF), which will take place June 4-10, 2010. Details were unveiled at a press conference today by AIFF Founders and Producers Giuseppe Cioccarelli and Jonathan Vieira, along with the Festival’s Artistic Director Claudio Masenza, at the Radisson Hotel & Resort in Aruba’s Palm Beach.Commented Minister of Tourism, Labor and Transporta...

The Global Film Village: Italian Cinema Does It With Style In Los Angeles

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by Marla Lewin   Marla Lewin with Giuseppe Tornatore                                     photo by Marc Halperin The Italian film commission, brought together filmmakers from around the world for a party at the American Film Market in Santa Monica. The Department of Cinema of the Italian ministry of culture, the Italian consulate, and the Los Angeles Italian Cultural Institute along with friends and guests applauded legendary director, Giuseppe Tornatore winner of the Acad...

Torino Film Festival full line up

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the 27th Torino Film Festival Torino Grand Prix Starting this year, the Torino Film Festival presents Torino Grand Prix, an award which is given each year to filmmakers who, from the surfacing of the nouvelles vagues on, have helped renew the film language, create new aesthetic models and communicate the new trends that are the basis of the most interesting works of contemporary cinema. This year, the prize will be given to Emir Kusturica, for the inventiveness o...

Alain Resnais at NY Fest: 87 master walks among us

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There are not too many film masters whose works have influenced the length and the breadth of the "seventh art" who are still walking among us. However, today in New York, a true living legend not only is in our midst, but is presenting his latest film, which opens the prestigious New York Film Festival later this evening. Alain Resnais, 87 years young, is the iconic French film director who began his vaulted career in the 1950s and has continued ever since, is in New York for the premiere of W...

A Master Walks Among Us

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  There are not too many film masters whose works have influenced the length and the breadth of the "seventh art" who are still walking among us. However, today in New York, a true living legend not only is in our midst, but is presenting his latest film, which opens the prestigious New York Film Festival later this evening. Alain Resnais, 87 years young, is the iconic French film director who began his vaulted career in the 1950s and has continued ever since,  is in ...

Winterbottom’s Shining Star of Macedonian Sun

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Born in Skopje, Macedonia, Labina Mitevska studied in the faculty of Art and Archaeology at the University of Sts Cyril and Methodius, as well as at the European Film College in Denmark and the University of Arizona's Department of Art History. Ever since she has been chosen by European Film Promotion as one of Europe's sixteen "Shooting Stars" of 1998 at the 48th annual Berlin International Film Festival, she is marking her way up-and-coming actress for the future. Admitted to the Eur...

Winterbottom’s Shining Star of Macedonian Sun

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Born in Skopje, Macedonia, Labina Mitevska studied in the faculty of Art and Archaeology at the University of Sts Cyril and Methodius, as well as at the European Film College in Denmark and the University of Arizona's Department of Art History. Ever since she has been chosen by European Film Promotion as one of Europe's sixteen "Shooting Stars" of 1998 at the 48th annual Berlin International Film Festival, she is marking her way up-and-coming actress for the future. Admitted to the European Film...

The Italian Invasion Of New York

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  by Sandy Mandelberger, Film New York Editor With the tabloids on both sides of the Atlantic covering the nasty divorce spat between Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi and his former-actress wife (a spicy melange of adultery, illicit sex with teenage "models" and political corruption), the Italian penchant for soap opera and high drama continues unabated. Our on-going interest and curiosity about all things Italian c...

Hollywood Rolls Out the Red Carpet for Rocket City

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Critics are calling it "the film that launches from romance to thriller," and the thrill of Hollywood is coming to Hunstville Alabama on Wednesday, April 22nd at 8:00 p.m. to launch the special red carpet avant-premiere of the award winning independent film, "Say it in Russian." The stars of "Say it in Russian" will host a Gala 1930's style red carpet premiere with all the bells and whistles at the Carmike 10 Theater in Huntsville to kick off the film's rele...

Video Panel: Marco Muller Venice Film Festival Director

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2009 IFFS Europe Opening Keynote Presentation Marco Müller Director Venice International Film Festival Since 1980, he has worked as a film critic and historian, creating and directing several series of books on the cinema for a number of publishers, has personally curated some monographic publications and has regularly written essays and articles on cinema. Since 1978, his new role as "festival maker" has progressively established itself. From 1989 to 1991, he was dir...

JERZY SKOLIMOWSKI – Guest of honor at B-EST

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Polish director JERZY SKOLIMOWSKI has accepted to come to Bucharest as Guest of Honor of BucharEST International Film Festival (B-EST IFF), 5th edition. Apart from 4 NIGHTS WITH ANNA / Cztery noce z Anna (2008), screened for the first time in Romania within the off-competition section of B-EST IFF , Jerzy Skolimowski will also bring to Bucharest his expressionist painting exhibition, one that has already gathered praises in the United States, France and Central and Eastern Europeean...

Jerzy Skolimowski guest of honor at B-EST IFF

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Polish director JERZY SKOLIMOWSKI will travel to Bucharest as Guest of Honor of BucharEST International Film Festival (B-EST IFF), 5th edition.Apart from 4 NIGHTS WITH ANNA / Cztery noce z Anna (2008), screened for the first time in Romania within the off-competition section of B-EST IFF , Jerzy Skolimowski will also bring to Bucharest his expressionist painting exhibition, one that has already gathered praises in the United States, France and Central and Eastern Europeean countries, but also wh...

Valentino Documentary Opens 26th Miami International Film Festival

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Friday, March 6---------The celebrated documentary VALENTINO: THE LAST EMPEROR will kick off festivities at the 26th Miami International Film Festival, with a special screening this evening at the historic Gusman Center for the Performing Arts, the Spanish-style art deco movie palace in downtown Miami. The film chronicles the life and career of Italian fashion designer Valentino Garavani as he wraps up his celebrated 50 year career as the guru of international fashion. The last...

"Say it in Russian" Sweeps Honolulu International Film Festival

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Imperia Entertainment, Inc. ‘s (Pink Sheets: IMPN) award winning romantic thriller, ‘Say it in Russian,’ watch the trailer with Faye Dunaway (Bonnie and Clyde) captured the Golden Palm for Best Feature Film and a Gold Kahuna Award at the 2009 Honolulu International Film Festival Sunday in Honolulu, Hawaii.  Agata Gotova was presented the Festival’s Award for Best Actress.    “I f...

Tiziana Finzi has her first festival as new director of the Miami International Film Festival

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The Miami International Film Festival, at Miami Dade College (MDC), has appointed Tiziana Finzi, a seasoned film professional with more than 20 years of experience in film festival programming and coordination, as its new director. She began her new charge on December 1, 2008. Tiziana Finzi, the new director of the Miami International Film Festival   Finzi served as head of programming for the acclaimed Locarno Film Festival in Switzerland for the past...

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