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Clooney will present to Sean Penn the Joel Siegel Award at the 17Th Annual Critics' Choice Movie Awards

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The Broadcast Film Critics Association (BFCA) announced today that renowned actor and humanitarian Sean Penn will be presented with the fifth annual Joel Siegel Award at the 17th annual Critics' Choice Movie Awards. The award will be presented by fellow actor and 13-time Critics' Choice Award nominee George Clooney. The ceremony will air live on VH1 on Thursday, January 12 at 8:00 PM ET/PT. Given annually, this special a...

Film Independent announces two new co Presidents

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The Film Independent Board Chairman Bill Condon announced that Senior Director Sean Mc Manus and Director of Artist Development Josh Welsh have been appointed to newly created positions of Co-Presidents. They succeed Executive Director Dawn Hudson, who departed in June to join the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences as CEO. In their new positions, Mc Manus and Welsh will work together to lead the organization and run its year-round programs that nurture independent filmmakers and ex...

Palm Springs Film Festival opens with Emily Blunt

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EMILY BLUNT TO ATTEND OPENING NIGHT SCREENING OF “SALMON FISHING IN TH E YEMEN ” AT 2012 PALM SPRINGS INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL PSIFF PRESS RELEASE British actress Emily Blunt will attend the Opening Night screening of SALMON FISHING IN YEMEN The Palm Springs International Film Festival will open on Thursday, January 5 with the screening of CBS Films’ Salmon Fishing in the Yemen, followed by a reception at the Palm Springs Art Museum. Directed by Oscar©-nomi...

Drive and Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy lead The London Critics’ Circle

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The London Critics’ Circle is delighted to announce the nominations today for its 32nd annual Film Awards in partnership with Virgin Atlantic. Voted for by over 120 UK film critics, broadcasters and writers, the nominations are lead by TINKER TAILOR SOLDIER SPY and DRIVE, which both receive 6 nominations each. British film TINKER TAILOR SOLDIER SPY directed by Tomas Alfredson is nominated for Film of the Year, British Film of the Year, Screenwriter of the Year, Actor of the Year, British Actor...

Berlinale 2012: International Jury presided by Mike Leigh

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With Mike Leigh serving as Jury President, the International Jury will decide who will receive the Golden Bear and Silver Bears as well as the Alfred Bauer Prize of the 2012 Berlinale Competition. The other members of the International Jury will be Anton Corbijn, Asghar Farhadi, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Jake Gyllenhaal, François Ozon, Boualem Sansal and Barbara Sukowa. Mike Leigh (Jury President) Mike Leigh has made a name for himself as one of the most outstanding filmmakers of auteur cinema and...

REELAbilitiesBoston Film Festival premieres in February 2012

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Six films from around the world about people with disabilities will highlight the first REELAbilitiesBoston Film Festival being held Feb. 2-8.My Spectacular Theatre, a Chinese film from Director Yu Lang, will be the opening night film on Feb. 2, 2012 at the Perkins School for the Blind in Watertown.Other films in the REELAbilitiesBoston Film Festival include War Eagle, Arkansas (Canada/England/US); Shooting Beauty (USA); Snow Cake (Canada/England/USA); Warrior Champions (China/US); and Anita (Ar...

The 21st Flickerfest International Short Film Festival has announced its Australian program with 45 short films

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The 21st Flickerfest International Short Film Festival has announced its Australian program with 45 short films chosen from over 2,200 entries. Five WA films made the official selection in what looks to be a stellar line up of talent on display from the State. Congratulations to the films, George Jones and the Giant Squid, Crosshairs, Good Pretender,Transmission and Bush Basher. Flickerfest begins its national tour around the country from January through to May in 2012. Read on to find out ...

New Polish 3D Blockbuster Screens in LA

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  The Battle Of Warsaw 1920 Dir: Jerzy Hoffman. Poland. 2011. 115mins Polish director Jerzy Hoffman (born 1932) has only made 14 films in a 45 year career, but half of them have become landmarks of Polish cinema and he is regarded as one of the outstanding Polish film directors, a sort of Polish Cecile B. DeMille in terms of the grandness of his projects. His latest opus is called "Bitwa Warszawska, 1920" (The battle of Warsaw,...

International Film Festival Summit kicked off, packed room and creative sharing...Day 1

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9:30 - 9:45 am  Opening Remarks by Bryan Lhuillier Founder & Chief Product Officer Shiftboard, Inc. 9:45 - 10:45 am  Panel “In the Trenches: Festival war stories” This panel will provide a curated discussion of the best and worst of festival war stories.  Panelists and the audience will share stories from decades of dealing with filmmakers, sponsors, and party crashers. (Names will be changed to protect the guilty and innocent) The spirit of this panel is meant to be a hi...

New Polish 3D Blockbuster Screens in LA

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For New Polish 3D Blockbuster Screens in LAby Alex Deleon Polish director Jerzy Hoffman (born 1932) has only made 14 films in a 45 year career, but half of them have become landmarks of Polish cinema and he is regarded as one of the outstanding Polish film directors,a sort of Polish Cecile B. DeMille in terms of the grandness of his projects.His latest opus is called "Bitwa Warszawska, 1920" (The battle of Warsaw, 1920) and is another massive epic to rank with his earlier "Fire and Sword" (1999)...

Matthew Modine to Deliver Fireside Chat at International Film Festival Summit in Austin

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      The International Film Festival Summit (IFFS) announced today that Matthew Modine, Award-winning Actor, Writer, Director, and Producer will be participating at the annual IFFS taking place December 4-6, 2011 in Austin, Texas.   Matthew will engage in a dialogue with IFFS participants to provide an actor's view on film festivals, and what attracts above-the-line players to film festivals. The Fireside Chat, which will be hosted by Robin Bronk, CEO ofT...

Bruno Chatelin will attend The Film Festival Summit in Austin (Dec 4/6) with a busy agenda

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2011 Conference Agenda in Austin, Sunday December 4th, 2011 2:00 pm Registration and Exhibit Floor Opens 2:30 pm - 3:00 pm First-time IFFS Attendee Orientation 3:20 pm - 3:30 pm Welcoming Remarks & Introductions ...

Heather Graham honored with the Bahamas Career Achievement Award

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The Bahamas International Film Festival (BIFF) announced today that actress Heather Graham (Boogie Nights, Drugstore Cowboy, Austin Powers) will be honored with the prestigious Career Achievement Award at this year's Film Festival, taking place December 1-4 in Nassau.   The Career Achievement Tribute ceremony featuring Graham will take place at the Atlantis Theater on the evening of Friday, December 2nd. Jeffrey Lyons, host of the TV show "Lyons Den", will be mo...

Hitflics.com Call For Entry Round Two of Tri-Annual Film Competition

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Hitflics.com is an online resource for filmmakers and film enthusiasts to screen, distribute, and market their material. The competition submission date beganNovember 15, 2011, the last day to submit isJanuary 12, 2012 Do not miss the chance to win cash Submit now. Online voting January 13 - 29, 2012 Complete the Entry Form and Upload your film Contact Info Website: http://www.hitflics.com/ Festival Office: 1200 East Putnam Av...

Nominations for the 24th European Film Awards

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  The 24th European Film Awards with the presentation of the winners - streamed live on http://www.europeanfilmawards.eu/ - will take place in Berlin on 3 December.     EFA Nominations 2011 The nominations for the 24th European Film Awards were just announced at the Seville European Film Festival on Saturday, 5 November. nominated are: EUROPEAN FILM 2011: ...

The Bahamas International Film Festival to honor Zoe Isabella Kravitz

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  The Bahamas International Film Festival (BIFF) announced today that actress/singer Zoe Isabella Kravitz ("X-Men: First Class," "It's Kind of a Funny Story," "Yelling to the Sky"), daughter of legendary American/Bahamian musician Lenny Kravitz and actress Lisa Bonet, will be honored with BIFF's signature Rising Star Tribute. The announcement was made by BIFF Founder & Executive Director Leslie Vanderpool. The Festival's prestigious Rising Star A...

Tallgrass Film Festival Awards

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  The ninth annual Tallgrass Film Festival wrapped Sunday night with a sold-out screening of Anne Buford's "Elevate" and the Closing Night Gala party at the Ulrich Musuem of Art. Thanks to the Ulrich and the Galichia Foundation for sponsoring the closing night event. With an audience of 9,500, this year's festival set attendance, ticket sales and attending filmmaker records! Thank you to our sponsors, volunteers, board members, pre-screeners, programmers, staff and Wichita au...

Australia's Next Top Model; Montana Cox wins, by Eva Rinaldi

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 Australia's Next Top Model; Montana Cox wins: by Eva Rinaldi   ...

Arab Film Competition Jury for Narrative Film at Third Annual DTFF

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Acclaimed Syrian director Mohammed Malas will be joined by internationally renowned filmmakers and actors to form the Arab Film Competition Jury for Narrative Films at the third annual Doha Tribeca Film Festival (DTFF). The news came as the Doha Film Institute (DFI) announced the jury for the inaugural DTFF Arab Documentary Film Competition, which will be led by pioneering and award-winning British documentary filmmaker Nick Broomfield (Kurt & Courtney, Battle for Haditha, Biggie & Tup...

The Star Casino Loves Leonardo DiCaprio and Models, Casino King By Eva Rinaldi

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The Star Casino Loves Leonardo DiCaprio And Models; Casino King, by Eva Rinaldi Leonardo DiCaprio Media and insider reports state Leonardo DiCaprio is dating at least two Sydney based models. This contradicts earlier reports that Leo "wasn't interested in Australian women". Maybe Leo's strategy was to portray himself as "hard to get" (if not impossible). Whatever the case, Leo hasn't lost his touch with the ladies. We heard a little something ...

Iron Sky Comic Is Out

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Iron Sky Comic Is Out - Pay What You Like Or Read It For FreeThe first issue of the comic based on the Moon Nazi movie Iron Sky is free to read on the net, and the fans can pay what they like to support the film.October 5th 2011 - Helsinki/Finland -- The creators of the Finnish-German-Australian dark sci-fi comedy Iron Sky have released the first of the three issues of comics based on the film online. The prequel comic details the history of the Nazi Moonbase Schwartze Sonne on the far side of t...

Australian Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards - By Eva Rinaldi 7th October 2011

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Australian Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards - 7th October 2011: By Eva RinaldiAustralian Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards - 7th October 2011 The 2011 Australian Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards! are almost upon us. Everyone is getting ready to hit the orange carpet at the mega event.  It all takes place at the Sydney Entertainment Centre tonight. We've found out from our spies about a ton of great performers confirmed to take to the stage! Joining Gold...

How to Attract Above-the-line Players to Your Festival

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A International Film Festival Summit Fireside Chat with Matthew Modine: How to Attract Above-the-line Players to Your Festival Hosted by: Robin Bronk, CEO The Creative Coalition Laurie Kirby, Executive Director of the International Film Festival Summit, has announced that Award-winning actor Matthew Modinewill be joining the 8th annual event and participating in a special ‘Fireside Chat’ – How To Attract Above-the-Line Players to Your Festival, a dialogue with IFFS participants to provide ...

BFI London Film Festival shortlists and juries

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The 55th BFI London Film Festival is delighted to announce the shortlists and juries for the 2011 Festival Awards, supported by MontBlanc, which will take place at LSO St Luke’s on 26 October. At this year’s ceremony, the BFI will bestow its highest honour, the BFI Fellowship, on David Cronenberg and Ralph Fiennes. The original and provocative Canadian filmmaker David Cronenberg is internationally renowned for films exploring the darker impulses and inner lives of his characters. His disti...

Zurich got talent...

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ZURICH FILM FESTIVAL COMES OF AGE; ATTRACTING MAJOR STAR POWERJeremy Irons, Emma Stone, Viola Davis, Tate Taylor, Maximilian Schell join Sean Penn, Roman Polanski, Paul Haggis, Alejandro González Iñárritu, Jeremy Thomas Among Others in ZurichThe 7th edition of the Zurich Film Festival (ZFF) promises to be the biggest yet, with a lineup of hot new films and more star power than ever. 96 films from around the world, including 10 World Premieres, will be showcased from September 22nd to October ...

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