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Flyway Film Festival

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As part of the Lake Pepin Art & Design Center the Flyway Film Festival’s mission is to support the work of emerging film artists, as well as working professionals. As such we’ve attempted to keep the submission process as simple as possible hoping to give more filmmakers access to have their work screened in front of an engaged competition jury and a responsive audience.

Bobcat Goldthwait to be honored at L.A. Comedy Shorts

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The Inaugural L.A. Comedy Shorts Film Festival will honor director/comedian/actor/writer Bobcat Goldthwait with the first-ever 2009 COMMIE AWARD at the Closing Night Awards ceremony on Sunday, March 8, 2009 at Cinespace in Hollywood. “Just when you think you’ve got Bobcat pegged, he pops up from a totally different direction, completely unexpected, and with another brilliantly funny facet to crack you up,” commented Gary Anthony Williams, Artistic Director of LACSFF. “Writing. Acting....

FEST 2009-Ralph Fiennes in Belgrade

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Magnificent Ralph Fiennes on premier of “The Reader” opened 37th FEST the International Belgrade Film Festival 20th of February - 1st March.    This year, FEST made it through successfully with about 100 000 tickets sold. And with its organization style, festival managed to achieve goals and aimed to influence cinema goers, with leading cinematography novelties, competitive program Europe out of Europe and a producer’s business- gathering program B2B. Maximum qu...

AMPAS Official 2009 New York Oscar Evening Gala

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By Maria Esteves - February 27, 2009 The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS) official 81st Annual Academy Awards New York Evening Gala was held at the stunning legendary Carlyle Hotel, NYC, on Sunday, February 22, 6:45PM. The festivities for Academy members included an intimate cocktail reception in the Café Carlyle, an elegant multi-course dinner prepared by executive chef James Sakatos in the Trianon Suite and live broadcast of the 2009 Oscars hosted by actor Hugh Jackman at t...

Backseat Film Festival screening schedule

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March 6-15th is fast approaching for lucky year seven of the Backseat Film Festival! We’re proud to announce all the great movies we are screening, including 14 feature films (all of which are Philly premieres) as well as over 50 shorts and music videos from around the world! Official selections include films of all genres from Brazil, Sweden, Spain, New Zealand, Canada, Germany, UK, Switzerland, and of course, plenty of local stuff too! And many of the filmmakers will be present at their scre...

Berlin 2009 Looking back -- Echoes and Encores

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The global financial Crisis, Recession, Depression -- call it what you will - was not overly in evidence at the 59th edition of the Berlin Film Festival which ended its annual ten day run here on Febtuary 14th, Valentine's day. Private VIP and celebrity parties as reported in the gossip tabloids seemed to be as lavish as ever, and public box-office attendance in terms of tickets sold, was the highest ever at 270,000, up a solid 20,000 from 2008. The one festival section that did seem to be aff...

AMPAS Official 2009 New York Oscar Evening Gala Coverage

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By Maria Esteves - February 27, 2009 The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS) official 81st Annual Academy Awards New York Evening Gala was held at the stunning legendary Carlyle Hotel, NYC, on Sunday, February 22, 6:45PM. The festivities for Academy members included an intimate cocktail reception in the Café Carlyle, an elegant multi-course dinner prepared by executive chef James Sakatos in the Trianon Suite and live broadcast of the 2009 Oscars hosted by actor Hugh Jackman a...

Moosh by Erez Tadmor

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  Synopsis “Moosh” is a policeman 32 years old. He has problems in his marriage. His wife leaves home and stays by her sister. One night on his Shift “Moosh” finds a baby that sameone abandoned in an alley near the Trash-can. From that moment, Moosh is stuck with the baby all night. He has to watch him, feed him, and change his daipers. The baby cries and he puts a record and dance with the baby until they fall asleep on the floor. Finding the baby and taking care of ...

Faye Dunaway Appears in White House Designer's Last Fashion

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Oleg Cassini, famous designer to stars, remembered this fashion week, designs his last fashion for independent romantic thriller, "Say it in Russian" Hollywood, CA (PRWEB) February 19, 2009 -- He was the fashion designer who got his start designing costumes for Marilyn Monroe, Natalie Wood, Grace Kelley and Gene Tierney, then went on to become the exclusive designer for first lady Jacqueline Kennedy in her White House years. Oleg Cassini, the fashion czar who left Hollywood a...

VALENTINES Day in Berlin – Last day of the 2009 Berlinale

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Ten days have gone by like a flash and I'm sitting here in the press room on Saturday afternoon, Valentine's Day, mulling over the dull flicks I slept through, the one or two that kept me awake, and the handful that I really wanted to see but never got around to. ("John Rabe", Sean Penn's "Milk", a Persian film called "Barbareye Elly", the latest Wajda, and a few others). Of the half dozen competition films I did get to, not one was a real winner, and most were so...

Big Mike Craft to consult with Bobby Morris In Vegas for Wayne Newton

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It is back to Las Vegas for me, at the present time. I am busting my backside to get this film underway. I have a part for Wayne Newton , as a crew member from my past! I do not want him to sing any of his hits. I really want him to act, in a way I personally believe, he can! I will continually update Fest21 members and guests on the movie's progress. I am still waiting for Premier Sports to get back to us on Laila Ali. It has only been one week, and I know she has a new baby. I hope she and h...

Aging Hollywood divas hit Berlinale red carpet

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It was "Michelle Ma Belle" on the Berlin front pages this morning announcing the arrival on day six of still fairly pretty, 49 year old Hollywood star, Michelle Pfeiffer, here to rep her competition film "Chéri" in which she plays an aging coutrtesan (French euphemism for "high class hooker") in hopeless love with a much younger debauché -- French for "degenerate profligate", of masculin gender. The classy period piece set in "Belle Epoche" France (the period from the turn of the century to W...

Liam Neeson can beat Bond at ass kicking: he proved that with Taken... Q&A with Liam

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We here, at fest21.com, loved Taken Liam Neeson latest film which was produced by Luc Besson. What a surprise to find out that Liam could beat Bond at ass kicking. The film goes out on DVD and Blue Ray. We had a chance to discuss with Liam about the film. This is an intense film – can you talk about the difficulties of the shoot? First, I love the physicality in films. It’s always great to get the chance to flex your muscles. I’ve done quite a few action films, sword mov...

Liam Neeson Q&A on Taken

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We here at filmfestivals.com loved Taken. what a surprise to find out that Liam could beat Bond at ass kicking.We had a chance to discuss with Liam about the filmThis is an intense film – can you talk about the difficulties of the shoot?First, I love the physicality in films. It’s always great to get the chance to flex your muscles. I’ve done quite a few action films, sword movies, plus there’s been a lightsabre or two, and this was something, which, when I read the script, I thought ‘...

Another Busy Day with Movers and Shakers in Santa Barbara

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The producers panel aptly named “Movers and Shakers,” included Charles Roven-Dark Knight, Christian Colson-Slumdog Millionaire, Dan Jinks-Milk, Jim Morris-Wall-E, Neda Armian-Rachel Getting Married were asked questions by Los Angeles Times writer Pat Goldstein that pried open Pandora’s industry box and let fly what it takes to bring a film from concept to fruition. First question went to Slumdog’s Christian Colson about the recent criticism regarding the youngest lead actors of the film...

Busy Day by Kimberly Deisler

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The producers panel aptly named “Movers and Shakers,” included Charles Roven-Dark Knight, Christian Colson-Slumdog Millionaire, Dan Jinks-Milk, Jim Morris-Wall-E, Neda Armian-Rachel Getting Married were asked questions by Los Angeles Times writer Pat Goldstein that pried open Pandora’s industry box and let fly what it takes to bring a film from concept to fruition.    First question went to Slumdog’s Christian Colson about the recent criticism regarding the youngest lead actors of the ...

Jazz Man Follow Up by Kimberly Deisler

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  Last night’s red carpet event could have been something written in a movie.  Our Modern Master had a local driver drop him off at the award ceremony.  With fans filling the streets and ticket holders wrapped around the block, red carpet access was limited to say the least.  So limited in fact, that when I arrived there was nary a sliver of space to even sneak through, which made Mr. Eastwood’s entrance all the more incredible.   As the festival powers-that-be, press and fans waited ...

Clint Eastwood 2009 Modern Master Award in Santa Barbara

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Multiple Academy Award® winning director, producer, actor and composer Clint Eastwood has been selected to receive the Santa Barbara International Film Festival’s highest honor, The Lucky Brand® Modern Master Award, it was announced by SBIFF Executive Director Roger Durling. The Tribute will take place on Thursday, January 29, at the historic Arlington Theatre.The Lucky Brand® Modern Master Award is the highest honor presented by SBIFF. Established in 1995, it was created to honor an indivi...

Virtuous by Kimberly Deisler

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This was one of those perfect mornings where I whiled away the hours just watching films.  Starting with the Bestor Cram documentary Johnny Cash At Folsom Prison, I found this to be a real throw back to a time in Cash’s life that’s not really been explored.   In depth interviews with family members, band members and former Folsom Prison inmates, offer insight to Johnny’s writing process and expose it and his songs with more intimacy than we’ve seen before on film.     Next up, was ...

'Benjamin Button' and 'Slumdog Millionaire' Lead 81st Academy Awards Nominations

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By Maria Esteves - January 25, 2009 The 81st Academy Awards nominations was announced by President Sid Ganis of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and 2006 Oscar winner Forest Whitaker "The Last King of Scotland" on Thursday, January 22, 2009. THE CURIOUS CASE OF BENJAMIN BUTTON picked up 13 Oscar nominations including best picture and best director. The next frontrunner with 10 Oscar nominations was SLUMDOG MILLIONAIRE including best picture.  The 81st Academy ...

Antoine de Clermont-Tonnerre appointed as President of Unifrance

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Antoine de Clermont Tonnerre was elected as Unifrance President this morning by absolute majority by Board of Directors members present. The Unifrance Board of Directors is composed of 48 members: 23 members from the four Committees elected by the association’s Councils (the Feature Film Producers’, Directors’, Actors’, Writers, and Artists’ Agents’, Film Exporters’, and Short Film Producers’ and Distributors’ Councils), 10 ex officio members, 12 statuary member...

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