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Sir Ben Kingsley at 27th SBIFF, 2012

Sir Ben Kingsley walked the red carpet last night, 30th January, 2012, at the 27th SBIFF where he presented the American Riviera Award to beloved director (and Oscar nominated for HUGO, 2012) Martin Scorsese!   photos by Vanessa McMahon 

Sir Ben Kingsley at 27th SBIFF, 2012

Sir Ben Kingsley walked the red carpet last night, 30th January, 2012, at the 27th SBIFF where he presented the American Riviera Award to beloved director (and Oscar nominated for HUGO, 2012) Martin Scorsese!   photos by Vanessa McMahon 

Sir Ben Kingsley at 27th SBIFF, 2012

Sir Ben Kingsley walked the red carpet last night, 30th January, 2012, at the 27th SBIFF where he presented the American Riviera Award to beloved director (and Oscar nominated for HUGO, 2012) Martin Scorsese!   photos by Vanessa McMahon 

Sir Ben Kingsley at 27th SBIFF, 2012

Sir Ben Kingsley walked the red carpet last night, 30th January, 2012, at the 27th SBIFF where he presented the American Riviera Award to beloved director (and Oscar nominated for HUGO, 2012) Martin Scorsese! photos by Vanessa McMahon 

Sir Ben Kingsley at 27th SBIFF, 2012

Sir Ben Kingsley walked the red carpet last night, 30th January, 2012, at the 27th SBIFF where he presented the American Riviera Award to beloved director (and Oscar nominated for HUGO, 2012) Martin Scorsese! photos by Vanessa McMahon 

Magnificent 7 Documentary Film Festivals 2012

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January 25th, 2012 distinguish the opening of the 8th Magnificent 7 Film Festival, one great Belgrade documentary film festival, www.magnificent7festival.org  “I am one of those, who never leaves the cinema untouched and who comes to Belgrade once per year for a week of pleasure focused on the finest film genre, some would say the only one that still gives space for the independent film: the documentary, “ stressed Danish film director and the selector of festival Tue Steen Mϋller.   ...

21st NY Jewish Film Fest Closing Night World Premiere of Welcome to Kutsher’s: The Last Catskills Resorts Photo Coverage

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By Maria Esteves – January 28, 2012 The 21st New York Jewish Film Festival 2012 (NYJFF2012) Closing Night World Premiere of Welcome to Kutsher’s: The Last Catskills Resorts, directed by Caroline Laskow and Ian Rosenberg was held at the Walter Reade Theater, Thursday, January 26, 2012. The sold out world premiere documentary of Kutsher’s Country Club included entertainer actor/comedian Jerry (Gerald Isaac) Stiller, cast members Helen Kutsher, and Celia Duffy. A special Q&A session im...

James Franco at PSIFF 2011 on 'SAL' (2011)

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  James Franco and Val Lauren in Palm Springs for 'SAL' (2011) by PSIFF press James Franco’s feature film SAL (2011) held its world premiere at the 68th La Biennale Venice Film Festival. Most recently the film debuted in Palm Springs during the 23rd Palm Springs International Film Festival. After the screening of the film, Franco appeared with lead actor in SAL, Val Lauren, to attend a Q and A to audiences. Read some of Franco’s answers to questions below.   JAMES...

James Franco at PSIFF 2011 on 'SAL' (2011)

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  James Franco and Val Lauren in Palm Springs for 'SAL' (2011) by PSIFF press James Franco’s feature film SAL (2011) held its world premiere at the 68th La Biennale Venice Film Festival. Most recently the film debuted in Palm Springs during the 23rd Palm Springs International Film Festival. After the screening of the film, Franco appeared with lead actor in SAL, Val Lauren, to attend a Q and A to audiences. Read some of Franco’s answers to questions below.   JAMES...

Food in Film: french do it, Berlinale shows it...

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Culinary Cinema 2012: “Trust in Taste”“Trust in Taste” is the motto of the 6th Culinary Cinema of the 62nd Berlinale that will be held from February 12 to 17, 2012. Fifteen films about food and the environment will be presented in the Martin-Gropius-Bau. Following the screenings, at 7:30 pm, renowned chef Sonja Frühsammer and star chefs Michael Kempf, Christian Lohse, Marco Müller from Berlin as well as Andoni Luis Aduriz from the Basque Country will each serve a meal inspired by the f...

Orange British Academy Film Awards in 2012

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2011 NOMINATIONS (presented in 2012)BEST FILMTHE ARTIST Thomas LangmannTHE DESCENDANTS Jim Burke, Alexander Payne, Jim TaylorDRIVE Marc Platt, Adam SiegelTHE HELP Brunson Green, Chris Columbus, Michael BarnathanTINKER TAILOR SOLDIER SPY Tim Bevan, Eric Fellner, Robyn SlovoOUTSTANDING BRITISH FILMMY WEEK WITH MARILYN Simon Curtis, David Parfitt, Harvey Weinstein, Adrian HodgesSENNA Asif Kapadia, James Gay-Rees, Tim Bevan, Eric Fellner, Manish PandeySHAME Steve McQueen, Iain Canning, Emile Sherman...

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...

The Lucky 13th Edition of the LA Scandinavian Film Festival

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by Ron Gilbert Now it in its thirteenth year this Film Festival .offers a Scandinavian Cinema combined with a Smorgasbord treat starting on January 7, 8, 14, 15 at Writers Guild Theater (135 S. Doheny/at Wilshire) in Beverly Hills. I have been very fortunate to be in attendance at this film festival and have chosen this fest instead of Palms Springs and Sundance on my weekends. The five Nordic Oscar submissions plus additional current feature films, shorts, and documentaries...

A report about 16th International Film Festival of Kerala 2011

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16th IFFK 2011 : Films by directors Aditi Roy [India], Carlos Cesar Arbelaez [Colombia],Hamid Reza Aligholian [Iran], Ozcan Alper [Turkey], Pablo Perelman [Chile],Salim Ahmed [India] and Sebastian Hiriat [Mexico] win prizes.A brief observation of events and films seen at 16th International Film Festival of Kerala 2011 [Trivandrum, India 09-16th December,2011] by film critic Mr.Lalit Rao (lalitrao@gmail.com)A successful film festival is known not only for its eclectic selection of films but also ...

Tribute To Jacques Tati at Belgrade’s Author Film Festival

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Belgrade’s Author Film Festival hosted Dominique Abel and Fiona Gordon and gave a couple of screenings of The Fairy (La Fee) to a festival audience, including the screening of their previous film Rumba. The actually amazing Belgian based filmmaking trio Dominique Abel, Fiona Gordon and Bruno Romy are back with their second (actually third) old school approach film The Fairy (La Fee). Even if the film is firmly grounded in dedication to the artwork of Keaton or Charlie Chaplin, authors here g...

Sundance Film Festival 2012 Films in Premieres and Documentary Premieres Sections

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Sundance Institute announced today the films selected to screen in the out-of-competition Premieres and Documentary Premieres sections of the 2012 Sundance Film Festival. The Festival will be held January 19 through 29 in Park City, Salt Lake City, Ogden and Sundance, Utah. The complete list of films is available at www.sundance.org/festival. John Cooper, Director of the Sundance Film Festival, said, "The fact that most of the Premieres have been produced completely independently fu...

Nominees for the 18th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards

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Nominees for the 18th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards® for outstanding performances in 2011 in five film and eight primetime television categories and for the SAG honors for outstanding action performances by film and television stunt ensembles were announced this morning in Los Angeles at the Pacific Design Center’s SilverScreen Theater in West Hollywood.SAG President Ken Howard introduced Judy Greer (“The Descendants”) and Regina King (TNT’s “Southland” and the 18th Annual Scree...

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 ...

ÉCU’s Partner From India- Fool’s Paradise

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FOOLS’ PARADISE PRODUCTIONS partnered with ÉCU – THE EUROPEAN INDEPENDENT FILM FESTIVAL presents Best Student Film: Stanley Pickle, directed by Victoria Mather, Best Animation: Paths of Hate, directed by Damian Nenow, Best Experimental Film: Invertebrate, directed by James McAleer and Special Jury Mention: Städgata directed by Erick Love Lundqvist.   The principal guest of the event will be Mr. Pawan Kumar Bansal: Minister of parliamentary affairs. The ju...

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)...

Melancholia, The King's Speech, Pina, and Susanne Bier were amongthe majror winners at EFA Awards

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The more than 2,500 members of the European Film Academy - filmmakers from across Europe - have voted for this year's European Film Awards. Melancholia, The King's Speech, Pina, and Susanne Bier were amongthe majror winners. European Director for IN A BETTER WORLD  |  © Franziska Krug / action press At the awards ceremony in Berlin (Dec 3rd, 2011) the following awards were presented: EUROPEAN FILM 2011 MELANCHOLIA by Lars von Trier EUROPEAN DIRECTOR 2011...

Angel Awards 2011 announce line up, ready to kick off

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                  The Director and Executive Producer Rosana Golden, Dean Bentley are pleased to announce the following ... 8th December 2011 OPEN PRESS CALL at 1:30 PM (13H30) AT THE ART NOVO THEATRE, NOVOTEL, MONTE-CARLO. The Angel Film Awards - VIP press and photo call... celebrity introductions... radio and television interviews and broadcasts... red ca...

Angel Awards 2011 announce line up, ready to roll

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The Director and Executive Producer Rosana Golden, Dean Bentley are pleased to announce the following ... 8th December 2011 OPEN PRESS CALL at 1:30 PM (13H30) AT THE ART NOVO THEATRE, NOVOTEL, MONTE-CARLO. The Angel Film Awards - VIP press and photo call... celebrity introductions... radio and television interviews and broadcasts... red carpet evening gala film screenings held at the ART NOVO THEATRE & LOUNGE of the NOVOTEL in Monte-Carlo at 1:30 PM (13H30) The Directors, Actors are descending ...

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