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Poster Cannes 2010

Before the announcement of the official Selection on April 15th, the Festival de Cannes unveils its poster: the image of the 63rd edition is a photograph of Juliette Binoche by Brigitte Lacombe. Continuing the series of heroines as representations of screen mysteries, initiated two years ago, festival organizers were charmed by this allegorical figure of the cinema who gives life to the image with a single stroke of

"The Sun Behind The Clouds: Tibet's Struggle For Freedom" Interview with Directors: Ritu Sarin and Tenzing Sonam

“The Sun Behind The Clouds: Tibet’s Struggle for Freedom”Opens March 31st, 2010 at “Film Forum”  Recently, at the Palm Springs International Film Festival, held this past January 5-18, 2010, screenings of Chinese features, “City of Life and Death” and “Quick, Quick, Slow”, were removed from the film festival by the state-run China Film Group in order to protest the festival’s choice to show the “The Sun Behind The Clouds”, which takes on  a unique Tibetan perspective ...

Border Stories - Illegal Immigrants

Hannibal and Manuel, two Latinos, manage to cross the US Border illegally through the Desert. After running out of food and water, they finally find a lonely trailer with some food, but also something ells. A dramatic short story about dreams, goals, choices and friendship. A short Film written and directed by Swiss Filmmaker Florian Wyss, filmed and produced in California (USA), produced by Andy Svensson and Oscar

l'European Spiritual Film Festival devient un lieu de rencontre et de découverte

LE PROGRAMME Samedi 27 mars : Salle 1 : 14H00/20H00 Exposition livres sur la spiritualité, DVDs... Salle 1 : 14H00/16H00 Projection du film "CITYOF THE DAWN" de Christopher Buhrman (80 mn), suivie d'une conférence sur le même sujet : Auroville, lafameuse ville expérimentale située en Inde où il n'y a ni nationalité, ni religion, nipolitique.Salle 2 : 16H30/18h00 (R)EVOLUTION de Mustafa Zaveri - Inde, 2007 - 79 mn(fiction)Salle 2 : 18H30/19H30LA ROUTE DE LA NON VIOLENCE de Emma B...

Hurt Locker

Celebrating the success of "The Hurt Locker," Mark Boal, Kathryn Bigelow, and Greg Shapiro backstage during the 82nd Annual Academy Awards at the Kodak Theatre in Hollywood, CA on Sunday, March 7, 2010.keywords: 82nd Academy Awards, Arrivalscredit: Todd Wawrychuk / ©A.M.P.A.S.


Director: Marie-Monique ROBIN.
Since its beginnings in 1901, the Monsanto empire has been built upon on the manufacture of chemical products that have ended up being banned from the market. Every time, the multinational has lied, hidden or doctored studies that demonstrate the harmfulness of its products. It has had proceedings brought against it and been ordered to pay hefty fines, but that has not stopped its irresistible ascension. Today, it is the world leader in GMO production.  The transgenic seeds it markets are resistant to the powerful herbicide, Roundup, its landmark product for twenty years. An investigation into the Saint Louis “giant” and the recent developments it has made in biotechnology and seed control.


Director: Jihan EL TAHRI .
An untold story about the cold war on the African continent, or the defeat of an ideal, internationalism, which Cuban guerrillas failed to defend. In Africa, in the early '60s, four adversaries with conflicting interests face off: the Soviets want to expand their influence; the United States intend to appropriate the continent's natural riches; the former empires seek to revive their shaky colonial power; and the young nations defend their newly-won independence, armed with an ideal: internationalism. African revolutionaries like Patrice Lumumba, Amilcar Cabral and Agostinho Neto call on Cuban guerrillas to help them in their struggle, and Fidel Castro's men will play a central role on the continent, from Che Guevara's tragicomic epic in the Congo up to the triumph of the battle of Cuito Cuanavale in Angola. This film relates a largely untold story, going from 1961 to 1989, with archives and interviews to back it up.


Director: Jihan EL TAHRI .
This absorbing documentary follows the transition of the ANC from a liberation organisation into South Africa's ruling party. On 20 September 2008, Jacob Zuma, the president of the ruling African National Congress, toppled the South African president Thabo Mbeki from power when his party's national executive committee voted to sack him. Mbeki accepted his political demise calmly, welcomed the news and agreed to go quietly. The vote to oust him was the culmination of an epic power struggle between Mbeki, seen by many as an aloof intellectual the ANC sent into exile for 28 years, and Zuma, the Zulu farm-boy with no formal education who spent 10 years in jail on Robben Island, and who earlier this year became South Africa's third president since the end of apartheid. This absorbing documentary follows the transition of the ANC from a liberation organisation into South Africa's ruling party, through the evolution of the relationship between Mbeki and Zuma. The two men, both 66 and once comrades-in-arms, have been engaged in a bitter power struggle that has threatened to destroy the movement that enfranchised black South Africans, and to drag the country deeper into turmoil. Behind the Rainbow features key interviews with senior ANC personnel including Jacob Zuma, Kgalema Motlanthe, Pallo Jordan, Thabo Mbeki and Terror Lekota.

Marion Cotillard sur le tapis rouge du festival de Palm Springs Film Festival

Marion Cotillard à Palm Springs

Elena Sunbeam, Director

Events 22 February 2010 09:00—19:00 Screenings Screenings Hall (Floor -1) 15:00—17:00 “From production to distribution. Key to success” Coming trends in broadcasting, production and distribution in audiovisual industry. Program ratings on TV Channels in different countries. Successful products on television Networks. Conference Hall (Floor -1) 23 February 2010 09:00—19:00 Screenings Screenings Hall (Floor -

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    Events   The conference program is under development. 22 February 2010         09:00—19:00   Screenings  

Mère-Bi, La Mère / Mother

Director: Ousmane william MBAYE.
Senegal’s first journalist, now 82 rainy seasons old, Annette Mbaye d’Erneville has been very early, concerned by the development of her country . Militant from the first hours of the woman's emancipation cause, she has been a pioneer activist and anti-conformist. "Capturing a generation of pioneers who are our mothers, capturing my mother!" Born in Sokone in 1926 as a child of the colonial period, she is "torn "by her education “vieille France" and her love for her country of origin and Serer tradition. During her university education in Paris in 1947, she immersed herself in the intellectual circles of the 50s and met those who built the independence throughout Africa. There, she founded a family, recorded her firsts radio programs, got a journalism diploma. In 1957, she returned to Senegal to serve her country. ! The Senegalese writer, Boubacar Boris Diop, described Annette d’Erneville, as follows: "It is that having lived our century as a true communication woman, a lot of other destinies encountered hers . . . her memory is still sharp and when we listen to her, it is so surprising to hear her recount so many famous historic characters or unknown people and most of all, from so many different generations."


Director: Lucienne Lanaz.
La vache, die Kuh, the cow, fermer la porte, die Türe zu, close the door. You certainly have never seen cows that way before.

Green Lifestyle Film Festival

The next  Green Lifestyle Film Festival ( GLFF), which is an international, non profit event , will be held at UCLA’s James Bridges Theatre in Los Angeles, California, USA   from Friday 19th to Sunday 21st March 2010.

All submissions must be made by the 31st December 2009.On Friday, 19th March 2010, we begin with a Press Conference ( by invitation only)  at 3pm, and then we open to the public at 5pm with a Green Carpet followed by a reception featuring top living foods gourmet green chefs, then into the theatre with Q&A with the film makers after watching trailers of their films. Live music, live food demos, entertainers on the outdoors stage, lots of prizes and dancing, booths to inspire creative and evolutionary choices, abound in the Free Outdoors Arena all weekend long as the films are being shown in the theatre . This all culminates with a Gala Awards Dinner & Ceremony on Sunday night , the 21st March,  in Hollywood. Please see our website for details: Phone 310-854-2078/310-928-7689

l'art délicat de la matraque

Director: jean-gabriel périot.
about the policemen's sensibility

Vancouver Women in Film Festival (VWIFF)

7th Annual Vancouver Women in Film Festival (VWIFF 2012)

March 8-11, 2012 in Vancouver, BC Canada 

Each year since 2006, the Vancouver Women in Film Festival (VWIFF) has showcased an impressive line-up of short and feature films (narrative, documentary and animation) by established and emerging women filmmakers from around the world. The Festival is presented by Women in Film and Television Vancouver and is one of our key annual celebration events. In addition to offering independent filmmakers a professional screening opportunity, the festival also serves to build audiences and appreciation for relevant cinema by women.

“There was such a breadth of vision, expression and storytelling in the submissions we received last year, I’m very excited to see what we’ll be presenting to our audiences in 2012,” says Festival Artistic Director, Roslyn Muir.

All films screened at our festival have women in at least three of the key creative roles (one woman may serve in more than one role): Writer, Producer, Director, D.O.P., Lead Actor, or Lead Animator / Editor. We encourage submissions featuring strong female characters and stories. All independent filmmakers (women and men) whose films were completed after January 1, 2010 are invited to submit.

You may submit your film through our website,
or *new this year* you may submit using WITHOUTABOX.

Here's what filmmakers have to say: "Our film screened at VWIFF in 2011, and it was an absolutely amazing experience! The energy and support was infectious. We are looking forward to submitting our next project for next year's festival."

The Vancouver Women in Film Festival celebrates these wonderful filmmakers with artists' fees as well as cash and in-kind awards through the generous support of Legacy Filmworks, Women In the Director’s Chair (Creative Women Workshops Association), Kodak Canada, and a variety of other sponsors.

Read more about the Legacy Awards (three cash prizes totalling $1200), the Women In the Director's Chair Feature Film Award (representing industry leadership and support from some of the most significant companies in western Canada and valued at nearly $120,000), and our annual Spotlight Awards and Gala.

Be a part of our festival! Submit your film today! 


Zarmina - A Story of Hope

Director: Saliha Wazirzada.
Zarmina is one of the many Afghan and pukhtoon women who wants to make her son's life better despite her own traumatic experience of war and help comes from where she least expects. Language: Pashto/ Pukhtho and Persian music subtitles Provided in english Duration 10 mins

Festival on Wheels 2009 - rolls over to Ankara, Atvin and Macedonia

ON WITH THE TRADITION THE FESTIVAL ON WHEELS TAKES TO THE ROAD 4–10 December 2009, Ankara 11–17 December 2009, Artvin 18–20 December 2009, Skopje (Macedonia)  FESTIVAL TRAILER:   Basak EMRE, Festival Chief                            Organized by the Ankara Cinema Association and supported by the Turkish Min

obama is among us

Director: Pierre Yves Clouin.
paris 09, de la pénombre au matin, du matin au soir from dela fin de l'hiver au milieu de l'été

Les films en compétition au festival d'Arras du 06 au 15 novembre 2009

Le festival présentera une sélection d'une dizaine de longs-métrages de fiction, inédits en France, en présence des réalisateurs. les Prix décernés par un jury de professionnels européens, dotés d'une aide à la distribution. Les Films de la compétition • Alle anderen • Buick Riviera • Forbidden Fruit • Here and there • L'Autre Irène • Once upon a time in the provinces • Qui a peur du loup • Scratch • The Girl ...

A Happy Man

Director: Robert Ménard.
At 65, Pierre MARTIN (played by Pierre RICHARD), quantum physicist, inherits an inn in Canada from his aunt. He leaves Paris with his daughter Catherine (Sylvie TESTUD), an ambitious fashion journalist, and ends up in the dead of winter in Sainte-Simone-du-Nord, a typical tiny village in the Saguenay, a remote region of Québec. Away from Parisian life, Pierre sees an opportunity to pass on to his daughter the quality he values most: happiness. The allegorical vision of life in this cute little village quickly turns into a nightmare for some. The mayor of Sainte-Simone (Rémy GIRARD) endured Jeanne the French aunt for over fifty years. It is now out of question that he will do the same with a second generation of frenchies.


L’ÎLE ENCHANTÉE (LutèceFilm, FR 1926) Regia/dir., scen: Henry Roussell; f./ph: Maurice Velle, Paul Portier; scg./des: Georges Jacouty, Gaston Dumesnil; riprese/filmed: 7-11.1926 (Corsica [Plana, Evisa], Caen (steelworks), La Grave, Vals les Bains; Studios Menchen, Épinay); data uscita/released: 13.5.1927; cast: Rolla Norman (Francesco della Rocca), Jacqueline Forzane (Gisèle Rault), Jean Garat (Firmin Rault),

VAFI - International Children and Animation Film Festival Varaždin - Croatia - Call for Entry

Submission Deadline: 15th January 2010 Submission format: DVD - PAL NO ENTRY FEE   VAFI 2010 P. P. 5 42000 Varaždin Croatia Europe PARTNER OF THE FESTIVALEvery year VAFI will have a partner – either a country or an author. In 2010 author – partner will be Borivoj Dovniković, so all of us will be honore


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