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AFI announces Bernardo Bertolucci as Guest Artistic Director

The American Film Institute (AFI) announced today that internationally acclaimed filmmaker and Academy Award®-winning director and screenwriter Bernardo Bertolucci will serve as its Guest Artistic Director at AFI FEST 2012 presented by Audi. Last year’s Guest Artistic Director was Pedro Almodóvar, and David Lynch, an alumnus of the AFI Conservatory, held the role in 2010. As Guest Artistic Director, Bertolucci has selected four feature films for his special sidebar program at...

DUSTIN HOFFMAN Special Donostia Award 60 Anniversary

This year’s San Sebastian Festival closed with a Special 60th Anniversary Donostia Award to Dustin Hoffman, a tribute to one of Hollywood’s greatest actors, winner of two Academy Awards and with a brilliant career behind him. Hoffman also was chosen to close the Festival with his directorial debut: Quartet, on which the actor steps behind the camera to direct a splendid cast headlining Maggie Smith, Michael Gambon, Billy Connolly, Sheridan Smith, Pauline Collins, Tom Courtenay, Tr...

Dustin Hoffman, Special Donostia Award 60 Anniversary

This year’s San Sebastian Festival closed with a Special 60th Anniversary Donostia Award to Dustin Hoffman, a tribute to one of Hollywood’s greatest actors, winner of two Academy Awards and with a brilliant career behind him. Hoffman also was chosen to close the Festival with his directorial debut: Quartet, on which the actor steps behind the camera to direct a splendid cast headlining Maggie Smith, Michael Gambon, Billy Connolly, Sheridan Smith, Pauline Collins, Tom Courtenay, ...

Dustin Hoffman, Special 60th Anniversary Donostia Award

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  Today we attended the official presentation of the 60th San Sebastian International Film Festival. Every day since the beginning of September we have been receiving news about films and film stars that will be attending the San Sebastian Film Festival on its 60th Anniversary due from 21-29 of September. Names like Richard Gere,Susan Sarandon,Oliver Stone,Tommy Lee Jones,John Travolta,Ewan MacGregor will be on the red carpet during the festival. Today jet anothe...

John Ford Film Symposium in Dublin, June 7 - 10

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Both Ingmar Bergman and Orson Welles called him their favorite director. On set, John Wayne called him “Coach”. Jimmy Stewart referred to him simply as “Boss”. In a career that spanned over 60 years, few directors have rivaled John Ford in terms of creative output, popular success, critical acclaim or overall influence on the craft of cinema. And from June 7th to 10th, Ford fans and scholars will converge on Dublin for the inaugural John Ford Ireland Film Symposium, organized by the Iris...

Plus Camerimage announces lineup

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The International Film Festival of the Art of Cinematography PLUS CAMERIMAGE, has announced the entries screening in its main competition as well as the films competing in the Feature Length Documentary, Short Documentary, Polish Films, Music Videos, Student Etudes, Directors’ Debuts and Cinematographers’ Debut categories. The festival’s prestigious Golden Frog, Silver Frog and Bronze Frog awards will be bestowed upon main competition titles representing the year’s greatest achievements ...

The Very Best of European Cinema ... Without the Jet Lag; 2011 European Union Film Showcase November 3-22

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The 2011 AFI-EU Film Showcase opens on Thursday, November 3. Presented by the American Film Institute (AFI) in collaboration with the Delegation of the European Union to the United States and EU Member States, the 24th edition of the annual festival features more than 40 first-class films from European Union Member States. This year's showcase includes multiple award-winners, U.S. premiers, international festival favorites, local box-office hits, debut works by p...

AFM opens with more than 90 new buying companies, buyer registration tracking up 10 percent

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    Overall Attendance Tracking Up as the AFM® Expands Conference Series to Five Days and Introduces Industry Conversation Series with Visionaries, Trendsetters The 2011 American Film Market (AFM) opens today with more than 90 new buying companies, buyer registration tracking up 10 percent and general attendance tracking higher versus 2010, AFM Managing Director Jonathan Wolf announced. Buyers from China are up more than 50% and from Germany up more than ...

American Film Market and AFI partner again

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A total of 27 films selected for the American Film Institute’s AFI FEST 2011 presented by Audi will also be represented at this year’s American Film Market.The association with AFI FEST, the festival partner of AFM, connects art and commerce, broadening the opportunities for participants at both events. Eleven AFI FEST films will be screened at AFM, such as Café De Flore (Films Distribution); Footnote (WestEnd Films); Headhunters (Magnolia Pictures); I Melt With You (Magnolia Pictures); Kil...

NFDC FILM BAZAAR SHORTLISTS 6 PROJECTS FROM VENICE SCREENWRITERS LAB, SETS UP NEW MKT SECTION AT INTERNATIONAL FILM FEST,GOA

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NFDC FILM BAZAAR SHORTLISTS SIX, SETS UP NEW MARKET SECTION AT IFFI GOA 2011   NFDC's four day Film Bazaar at the International Film Festival in Goa (IFFI ) serves as a platform for producers, filmmakers and distributors from across the world to do business and expand their network. The Film Bazaar Screenwriters’ Lab 2011 held in partnership with Binger Filmlab, Netherlands and the Venice International Film Festival, Italy has announced six shortlisted projects selected durin...

Eegar will open AFI Fest

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The American Film Institute (AFI) announced today that J. EDGAR, directed by AFI Life Achievement Award recipient and Academy Award-winning director Clint Eastwood, will have its world premiere as the Opening Night Gala of AFI FEST 2011 presented by Audi. The film stars Academy Award nominee Leonardo DiCaprio in the title role, along with Academy Award nominee Naomi Watts, Armie Hammer and Oscar winner Judi Dench. It is produced by Academy Award winners Eastwood and Brian Grazer, and Oscar nom...

Pedro Almodóvar will serve as its Guest Artistic Director at AFI FEST 2011

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American Film Institute (AFI) announced today that internationally acclaimed filmmaker Pedro Almodóvar will serve as its Guest Artistic Director at AFI FEST 2011 presented by Audi. AFI FEST – celebrating its 25th year in 2011 – will take place November 3 through 10 in Hollywood, California at the historic Chinese Theatre,  the Chinese 6 Theatres, the Egyptian Theatre and the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel. As Guest Artistic Director, Almodóvar will present a screening of hi...

Actor Morgan Freeman to receive Life Achievement Award at the 39th AFI (in best company)

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Clint Eastwood, Helen Mirren, Sidney Poitier, Mike Nichols, Matthew Broderick, Rita Moreno and Many More Among Those Honoring Legendary Actor Morgan Freeman at the 39th AFI Life Achievement Award Ceremony Honor Takes Place At Historic Sony Pictures Studios Thursday, June 9, 2011 At 7:00 p.m. AFI and TV Land announced today that Clint Eastwood, Helen Mirren, Sidney Poitier, Mike Nichols, Matthew Broderick and Rita Moreno are among the luminaries in film who will pay tribute to M...

"The Tree of Life" written and directed by Terrence Malick

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Kierkegaard vs. Nietzsche, the Big Bang vs. the Book of Genesis, in The Tree of Life,  Terrence Malick tackles the age old questions of “What is the meaning of life?” and “Is there life after death?”, and  portrays them in an operatic, naturesque, supernova artform, while transcending philosophy, religion, nature, innocence, success, violence, and sterility on to the big screen.  The film starts off with a verse from The Book of Job 58: 4, 7, “Where were you when I laid the ...

in The Tree of Life, Terrence Malick tackles the age old questions of “What is the meaning of life?

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Kierkegaard vs. Nietzsche, the Big Bang vs. the Book of Genesis, in The Tree of Life, Terrence Malick tackles the age old questions of “What is the meaning of life?” and “Is there life after death?”, and portrays them in an operatic, naturesque, supernova artform, while transcending philosophy, religion, nature, innocence, success, violence, and sterility on to the big screen. The film starts off with a verse from The Book of Job 58: 4, 7, “Where were you when I laid the foundations...

"The Tree of Life" written and directed by Terrence Malick

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Kierkegaard vs. Nietzsche, the Big Bang vs. the Book of Genesis, in The Tree of Life, Terrence Malick tackles the age old questions of “What is the meaning of life?” and “Is there life after death?”, and portrays them in an operatic, naturesque, supernova artform, while transcending philosophy, religion, nature, innocence, success, violence, and sterility, on to the big screen. The film starts off with a verse from The Book of Job 58: 4, 7, “Where were you when I laid the foundatio...

Dallas International Film Festival returns

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Formerly known as the American Film Institute Dallas Festival, the Dallas International Film Festival invites hundreds of filmmakers and fans over nearly two weeks of film watching. Dozens of world premieres and internationally acclaimed films have been shown at the festival since it started in 2006. The 2011 festival promises to be just as exciting as the last few years and runs from March 31 to April 10. Tickets are on sale now and offer a number of different plans depending on how much access...

54TH SAN FRANCISCO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL WILL PRESENT KANBAR SCREENWRITING AWARD TO FRANK PIERSON

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 Screenwriter/Director Will Receive Honor at Film Society Awards Night and an Onstage Tribute Featuring Dog Day Afternoon   San Francisco, CA – The San Francisco Film Society announced today that Frank Pierson will be the recipient of the Kanbar Award for excellence in screenwriting at the 54th San Francisco International Film Festival (April 21–May 5). The Kanbar Award, which acknowledges the crucial importance of a script in the production of an exceptional film, will b...

Student Etudes Competition line-up

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Student Etudes Competition presents etudes selected from among 360 films submissions sent by film schools and students from all over the world. The competitive films will be judged by an international Jury comprised of the recognized personages of film industry: Joel Schumacher (Jury Chairman) - director, writer, producer, Flatliners, Falling Down, The Client, Batman Forever, The Number 23 Andrzej Bartkowiak - cinematographer, director, The Verdict, Falling Down, Leathal Weapon, ...

ARONOFSKY AND LIBATIQUE AT PLUS CAMERIMAGE. "BLACK SWAN" TO OPEN THE FESTIVAL

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The Plus Camerimage Film Festival is proud to announce the 2010 Plus Camerimage Cinematographer - Director Duo Award will be awarded to cinematographer Matthew Libatique and director Darren Aronofsky. Aronofsky's latest feature Black Swan, which premiered at Venice Film Festival this year, marks the fourth feature film on which the pair has collaborated. Past films include π, Requiem for a Dream and The Fountain. Black Swan will open the Plus Camerimage Festival 2010, and both filmma...

AFM and AFI join forces again

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A total of 25 films selected for the American Film Institute’s AFI FEST 2010 presented by Audi will also be represented at this year’s American Film Market. The association with AFI FEST, the festival partner of AFM, connects art and commerce, broadening the opportunities for participants at both events. Eight AFI FEST films will be screened at AFM, including 13 Assassins (Hanway); Barney’s Version (Essential); Bedevilled (Finecut Films); CARGO (Telepool); CHICO & RITA (Hanway); I Saw The ...

'The Maiden Danced to Death' with Endre Hules

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       Interview with Endre Hules!     ME: Hi Endre. First, can you speak about how you got into acting, writing and directing? In which order did you start and when did you know that you had to make films?     ENDRE: I started out in the theatre as an actor, but almost immediately began writing and directing, as well. I studied acting, then I completed a degree as a director at the National Conservatory of Theatr...

Chaplin, Welles, Bogart, Curtis Shine At American Film Festival

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  While the main focus of the American Film Festival, Eastern Europe's first all-American film showcase, is on contemporary directors, the Festival is also presenting an eye-opening hommage to classic films and filmmakers from both the golden age of Hollywood and the last decade of American indie gems. The result is a full schedule designed to intrigue any casual or ardent admirer of American cinema. In the section Play It Again, Sam, the Festival is bringing a smorgasboard of film ...

AmericanFilmMarket heavy load

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The 31st American Film Market (AFM) AmericanFilmMarket.com from Nov. 3-10 will screen 409 motion pictures, including 49 world premieres and 287 market premieres, for thousands of film buyers and industry professionals from 70-plus countries. Jonathan Wolf, AFM Managing Director and Executive Vice President of the Independent Film & Television Alliance, made the announcement today.Films making their world premieres include Age of Heroes starring Sean Bean, Danny Dyer, Izabella Miko and James D'Ar...

Focus on The Washington, D.C. International Horror Film Festival

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The Washington, D.C. International Horror Film Festival announced today eleven feature films and over thirty shorts to screen at the fifth annual festival, held this year October 21-25, 2010.International festival hit, TUCKER & DALE VS. EVIL will open Spooky Movie 2010 on Thursday, October 21 at the AFI Silver Theatre in Silver Spring, MD. TUKCER & DALE premiered this year at Sundance, and has already received awards from Fantasia and South by Southwest festivals. This is the second year in a ro...
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