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  Moritz Bleibtreu actor, Germany One of the best-known German faces in international cinema, Moritz Bleibtreu first shot to international attention as Manni in Tom Tykwer’s RUN LOLA RUN (1998). He was nominated in 2001 for the EFA People’s Choice Award for THE EXPERIMENT by Oliver Hirschbiegel and is now nominated for European Actor for his role as Andreas Baader in THE BAADER MEINHOF COMPLEX by Uli Edel. ...

EFA Board members Elected for 2012

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The President: Wim Wenders, Director, Germany Wim Wenders attended the Academy of Film & Television in Munich, worked as a film critic for various German publications, and was a founding member of Filmverlag der Autoren. In 1976 he set up his own production company, Road Movies, and, in 2002, Reverse Angle. Often hailed as one of the most important German directors on the international scene, Wenders has received various international awards, including the Golden Lion (TH...

Zurkhaneh – The House of Strength

Tiburon Film Society will present "Zurkhaneh – The House of Strength" at the Bay Model located at 2100 Bridgeway in Sausalito on Tuesday, August 7, 2012 @ 6 PM. Running Time:  105 minutes Country:  Italy/Canada Genre:  Documentary Music: Giuliano Belotti, Ali Reza Hojjati, Jamshid Tabardaran, Mehregan Gerami Haqiqi, Mohammad Aramesh Director: Federico Spinetti Zurkhaneh – The House

QFest Closes with Jury and Audience Awards,and Announces 2013 Festival Dates

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In a year that boasted 107 films, 17 sellouts, and record attendance of 25,000 individuals from as close as Philadelphia and as far as London, the 18th edition of Philadelphia’s QFest came to a close with the hilarious follow-up to TLA Releasing’s BearCity: BearCity2: The Proposal, starring Kathy Najimy, a rocking party at SugarHouse Casino, a jamming after-party at Bike Shop, and the announcement of this year’s Audience and Jury Awards. And the winners are… 2012 QFest Jury A...

Space Shuttle Pavilion Grand Opening Ceremony

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By Maria Esteves – July 20, 2012 The Space Shuttle Pavilion Opening Ribbon Cutting Ceremony at the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum (Pier 86, Hangar 3), New York, was held during day two of SAMSUNG SpaceFest 2012, Thursday, July 19, 11:00am. SpaceFest celebrated the future home of NASA’s Space Shuttle Enterprise, a prototype that conducted critical tests within Earth’s atmosphere in 1976 and transported to New York in April 2011. Special guest speakers and celebrities in atten...

Masterclasses program, july 13

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  10:00am  Congress center Angelo Rizzoli – Lacco Ameno -  Auditorium Master-Class for Actors - Director Bernard Hiller With Rula Jebreal (Ita) and Abel Ferrara (Usa)         4:00pm  One to One.  Benjamin Walker e Dominc Cooper (U.K.)   9:00pm  Cinema Excelsior – Ischia Porto Premiere "Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter” by Timur Bekmambetov Special appaerance Benjamin Walker e Dominc Cooper (U.K.)   11:30  Hotel Miramare e Castel...

review of Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter

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Subversive horror actioner Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter Starring:Benjamin Walker, Dominic Cooper, Rufus Sewell, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Anthony Mackie, Jimmi Simpson,Erin Wasson Director: Timur Bekmambetov If Hollywood can churn out literary-horror mashups like Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, why not a period epic in 3D like   Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter? Why ever not indeed! In this subversive fantasy/horror/actioner directed by Timur Bekmambetov, vampires  hold swa...

A record number of attendants at Fantasia's Industry Rendez-Vous

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After announcing the creation of Fantasia’s Industry Rendez-Vous and the Frontières International Co-Production Market (including the addition of Off-Frontières projects), Montreal's Fantasia International Film Festival has now confirmed a record number of attendees from the film industry at the festival.   A total of 250 film professionals are scheduled to attend Fantasia during its second weekend, July 26 to 29, to participate in its Industry Rendez-Vous and Frontières International ...

Director William Friedkin and actress Gina Gershon opened the red carpet at Edinburgh’s Festival

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  Director William Friedkin and actress Gina Gershon took to the red carpet at Edinburgh’s Festival Theatre last night for the UK Premiere of KILLER JOE which opened the 66th Edinburgh International Film Festival. Arriving in AF Noble Subaru cars, in attendance with the filmmakers were EIFF guests including Jim Broadbent (Chair Michael Powell Jury), Elliott Gould (Chair International Jury), Edith Bowman (Juror), Kate Dickie (actor), Steven McCole (Actor), Paul McCole (Actor), Craig Hil...

Pardo d’onore Swisscom to Leos Carax

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French director Leos Carax will receive the Pardo d’onore Swisscom at the forthcoming edition of the Festival del film Locarno.   © Copyright Wild Bunch 2012 To mark the occasion, the filmmaker’s five features – Boy Meets Girl (1984), Bad Blood (Mauvais Sang, 1986), The Lovers on the Bridge (Les Amants du Pont-Neuf, 1991), Pola X (1999) and Holy Motors (2012) ¬¬– will be screened, as well as the portmanteau film Tokyo!, to which he contributed the segment Merde in 2008. On the d...

A Touch of Glamour at Cinema City

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Cinema City festival marked the previous day to the last seat filled with screenings, films especially the local cinema! The attention of students and young filmmakers are particularly preoccupied with the two competition selection Up to 10,000 bucks section for low budget films and Educons Hungry Days. Their art and charisma, especially director Dresen left a very positive impression and charmed the audience of the Festival. Beside the film program in recent days visitors enjoye...

Philadelphia QFest will open with the Philadelphia premiere of Elliot Loves from director Terracino

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Running from July 12 to July 23, 2012, the 18th edition of Philadelphia QFest opens with the Philadelphia premiere of Elliot Loves from director Terracino and closes eleven days later with the East Coast premiere (and only second showing in the world!) of BearCity2: The Proposal. (Festival Favorites will be screened on Monday, July 23). With 107 films that include 42 feature films, 13 documentaries, and 52 short films – and 7 World Premieres, 1 North American Premiere, 2 U.S. Premieres,...

Cinema City 2012

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The new edition of Cinema City International Film Festival 2012 officially starts Saturday, 16 of June with the projection of "La Conquete," by Xavier Durringer, witty story based on biography of former French president Nicolas Sarkozy. During the eight-days of festival it will be screened about 100 films most of which are premieres! The unique opportunity to see films from international festivals familiarize with the exotic, high-quality cinema from around the world,...

Fantasia Announces Off-Frontières Projects

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– A few weeks ago, Montreal's Fantasia International Film Festival announced the projects selected for its inaugural Frontières International Co-Production Market. The overwhelmingly positive response for this new initiative inspired the Fantasia team to go even further and curate an Off-Frontières selection of film projects. This selection highlights a limited number of additional projects in a wider range of development stages, and proudly incorporates more projects from Quebec and Canada....

European Film Elite in Novi Sad

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Cinema City Festival will gather some of the most significant European names from the world of film. They will transfer valuable knowledge, experiences and contacts to young filmmakers, but also to those already considered to be successful professionals. For the first time our country will be the host to board members of the prestigious European Film Academy, the most significant film institution in Europe. Numerous directors and producers, such as Nik Powell, co-founder of Virgin Record...

The Brooklyn Film Festival (BFF) is proud to announce the winners for its annual festival, themed DECOY.

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The Brooklyn Film Festival (BFF) is proud to announce the winners for its annual festival, themed DECOY. The competitive event ran from June 1 through June 10 at indieScreen in Williamsburg and Brooklyn Heights Cinema. Winners were chosen from 104 film premieres that were selected from over 2,000 submissions coming from 111 countries. This year, BFF featured more than 30 New York City based film directors with over a dozen projects shot in Brooklyn. Through the resources of ind...

ASC Names New President, Officers

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Stephen Lighthill has been elected to serve as president of the American Society of cinematographers (ASC). The vote was made by the newly elected Board Of Governors who also elected ASC Officers, Vice Presidents Richard Crudo, Daryn Okada and Kees Van Oostrum; Treasurer Victor J. Kemper; Secretary Fred Goodich; and Sergeant-at-Arms Steven Fierberg. Lighthill takes over the reins from outgoing ASC President Michael Goi, who served a maximum three consecutive terms. This will be Ligh...

Design Showcase West (DSW) celebrated its 10th Anniversary at UCLA School of Theater, F

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Design Showcase West (DSW), a nationally recognized exhibition, will celebrate its 10th Anniversary at UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television (TFT) Saturday, June 9, 2012.  Tony® Award-winning costume designer Judith Dolan, this year’s Keynote Speaker, will address the DSW annual gathering of distinguished guests, leaders of industry craft and design guilds and honorees. Commenting on DSW’s tenth year, TFT Department of Theater Chair, Michael Hackett says, “We are proud of D...

An Interview With Film Historian and John Ford Biographer Joseph McBride at the John Ford Ireland Film Symposium

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Eustace Street in the Temple Bar district of Dublin, home of the Irish Film Institute, has been a busy place this weekend, as the inaugural John Ford Ireland Film Symposium presented a variety of screenings, lectures and academic panel discussions devoted to the prolific Irish-American film director, whose influence continues to loom large, nearly 40 years after his passing.Afficionados of Ford's work have come from all over Ireland, continental Europe, North America and as far away as Australia...

The Festival will launch with the European premiere of Rob Reiner’s "The Magic of Belle Isle”

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The Ischia International Arts Academy along with American Express, BNL-Group, BNP PARIBAS, Fay and Planter’s are proud to announce that the 10th Annual Ischia Global Film & Music Festival will take place from July 8th through the 15th on several of the most beautiful locations on Ischia, Italy’s renowned green island resort (www.ischiaglobal.com). The Festival will launch with the European premiere of Rob Reiner’s latest movie, “The Magic of Belle Isle” starring Morgan Free...

JAGTEN (THE HUNT, 2012) at 65th Cannes

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On May 20th, the film ‘JAGTEN’ (‘THE HUNT’ 2012) premiered at the 65th Cannes Film Festival in Official Competition. A press conference was held with Danish director Thomas Vinterberg, screenwriter Tobias Lindholm and cast Mads Mikkelsen and Susse Wold.   Excerpt from ‘THE HUNT’ (2012) press conference at 65th Cannes Film Festival: Q to Mads: First of all we loved seeing you as a brute in ‘Valhalla Rising’ (2009) but also are thrilled when you do a c...

JAGTEN (THE HUNT, 2012) at 65th Cannes

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  On May 20th, the film ‘JAGTEN’ (‘THE HUNT’ 2012) premiered at the 65th Cannes Film Festival in Official Competition. A press conference was held with Danish director Thomas Vinterberg, screenwriter Tobias Lindholm and cast Mads Mikkelsen and Susse Wold.   Excerpt from ‘THE HUNT’ (2012) press conference at 65th Cannes Film Festival: Q to Mads: First of all we loved seeing you as a brute in ‘Valhalla Rising’ (2009) but also are thrilled when you do a ...

Looking Back: Cinema's Greatest Moments: THE ENGLISH PATIENT (1996)

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  The English Patient (1996).   Why do we love a great film so much? What makes a great film? Before a film is made there is only the concept of it, a dream of a story brought to life. With time what follows the individual filmmaker’s dream as it becomes realized into a film, it grows beyond the filmmaker’s personal vision and becomes the dream of all who are involved in its making. And further, if that film lives and thrives over the years it becomes myth-like, a livi...

EMILY LOU'S HORROR/COMEDY, THE SELLING NAMED AS FIRST IN-COMPETITION FEATURE FILM

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The Northwest Ohio Independent Film Festival is proud to announce the newest film in the lineup: THE SELLING, USA Directed by Emily Lou FREE OUTDOOR MIDNIGHT SCREENING IN DOWNTOWN LIMA HOSTED BY GLENN BERGGOETZ MIDNIGHT, JULY 7 FOLLOWING OPENING NIGHT DOWNTOWN LIMA   (PG) Richard Scarry (Gabriel Diani) is the kind of real estate agent you want to buy a house from . . . just not the one you want selling your house. Honest and good-hearted, he talks h...

GREEK FILMMAKERS ‘GO FOR THE GOLD’ IN HOLLYWOOD AT LOS ANGELES GREEK FILM FESTIVAL (May 31 - June 3, 2012)

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In the spirit of the ongoing global ‘quest for the gold' born in Athens, Greece, over two centuries ago, filmmakers will experience their own moment of triumph as they step onto the red carpet at Hollywood's famed Egyptian Theatre, May 31st, for the opening night of the 2012 Los Angeles Greek Film Festival, to culminate June 3rd with the prestigious Orpheus Awards ceremony.   While the people of Greece confront unprecedented challenges, their heartache shared by Gre...

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