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Million Dollar Crocodile to open World Film Festival

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MILLION DOLLAR CROCODILE, a popular entertainment directed by Chinese filmmaker Lisheng Lin, will open the 2012 Montreal World Film Festival, and will inaugurate its World Greats section, it was announced by MWFF president Serge Losique. "The Chinese cinema is one of the strongest in the world right now and can be compared to Hollywood in its variety and depth," stated Serge Losique. Director Lisheng Lin and the film's principal actors will be in attendance in Montreal. ...

From Palestine to Africa

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Day 4 and it had two distinct themes - the Palestinian/Israeli issue and Africa in all its glory. Things sometime happen to me that seem too coincidental. I was traveling by Peoplemover to see two films about Palestine and then suddenly noticed the Durban Holocaust Centre. I've been trying to find it for years and then it just pops up. Maybe it was a sign... 5 Broken Cameras is an intensely personal documentary made by a resident of Bil'in called Emad Burnat , who started filming his life, t...

QFest Hosts Events With A Touch of Drag and Quite a Few 'Bears'!

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What’s a film festival without a few parties? As the East Coast’s largest LGBT film festival, QFest is bringing the best. From poolside parties in Northern Liberties and glamour and glitz in the Gayborhood, to an evening with a few ‘bears’, QFest promises to keep you partying for 12 days straight. Following the Opening Night film Elliot Loves (Thursday July 12th at 7:15pm Ritz East 1), festival goers will head over to Table 31, 32 N. 17th Street, from 9:30p.m.-12:30a.m., for the O...

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,...

14th TDF Press Conference, March 11th, 2012

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  Photo still from DESERT RIDERS (2011)   -14th TDF PRESS- PRESS CONFERENCE GAELLE / STORIES FROM LAKKA BEACH / DESERT RIDERS As part of the 14th Thessaloniki Documentary Festival, a Press Conference was held on Sunday, March 11, 2012. Participating were directors Natalie Johanna Halla (Gaelle) and Daan Veldhuizen (Stories from Lakka Beach), as well as the scriptwriter/producer Noemi Weis (Desert Riders). Desert Riders, directed by Vic Sarin, deals with a topic t...

The BUFF Blog (December 2011)

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In keeping with the tradition of listening to a rather powerful woman just before you’re about to embark on what’s really important – or maybe you’ve already squashed Christmas lunch by the time your attention is perhaps swayed by a certain Elizabeth Windsor – its’ time we took note of another Christmas message – the one being brought to you by another powerful woman (Sheila Nortley) who is fast becoming a regular fixture on the urban independent film circuit. And before we hear ...

No one but us

Director: Roman Shumunov.
This is a story about the solitude of the new immigrants and their endless struggle to survive, to be accepted and to be a part of Israeli society. Andrei, the protagonist, a new immigrant from the former Soviet Union, discovers that in order to save his sick father’s life he must buy an expensive drug that is well beyond his means. At the same time, Andrei and his two best friends, Zura and Marat, also living alone in the country, try to achieve their dream to be heard and understood via their poesy music. Andrei decides to get the money for the medicine his father so desperately needs at all costs.

LOVERBOY at 52nd TIFF Interview with Daniel Mitulescu

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LOVERBOY at TIFF 2011               LOVERBOY (2011) is the newest film by the Mitulescu brothers, Catalin and Daniel. LOVERBOY opened at Cannes 2011 in ‘Un Certain Regard’ and has screened in competition in several festivals since, including Sarajevo at the 17th Sarajevo Film Festival where the stunning lead actress, Ada Condeescu, won a merited Best Actress award, and most recently at the 52nd Thessalon...

LOVERBOY at RIFF 2011

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LOVERBOY at RIFF 2011LOVERBOY (2011) is the newest film by the Mitulescu brothers, Catalin and Daniel. LOVERBOY opened at Cannes 2011 in ‘Un Certain Regard’ and screened in competition in Sarajevo at the 17th Sarajevo Film Festival where the stunning lead actress, Ada Condeescu, won a merited Best Actress award for her magnetic and captivating performance in the film as a her loverboy’s greatest conquest. Now this September it has made its Nordic debut at the 8th annual Reykjavik Internati...

MOVIE REVIEW CAPTAIN AMERICA

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A MARVEL(LOUS) MAN   CAPTAIN AMERICA Starring:Chris Evans, Hugo Weaving, Stanley Tucci,Tommy Lee Jones, Hayley Atwell, Sebastian Stan,Dominic Cooper, Toby Jones, Richard Armitage,    Samuel L Jackson  Director: Joe Johnston As the wannabe soldier Steve Rogers, in Capt America: The First Avenger, the fifth live-action adaptation of Marvel's World War 2 Superhero, Chris Evans is endearing; as the titular character, he is sizzling! If Jekyll and Hyde mirrors the  good and...

LOVERBOY, an interview with Daniel Mitulescu

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 LOVERBOY (2011) is the newest film by the Mitulescu brothers, Catalin and Daniel. LOVERBOY opened at Cannes 2011 in ‘Un Certain Regard’ and screened in competition in Sarajevo at the 17th Sarajevo Film Festival where the stunning lead actress, Ada Condeescu, won a merited Best Actress award for her magnetic and captivating performance in the film as a her loverboy’s greatest conquest. LOVERBOY examines the nature of love and questions the psyche of a lover in not only modern day Roma...

LOVERBOY, an interview with Daniel Mitulescu

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 LOVERBOY (2011) is the newest film by the Mitulescu brothers, Catalin and Daniel. LOVERBOY opened at Cannes 2011 in ‘Un Certain Regard’ and screened in competition in Sarajevo at the 17th Sarajevo Film Festival where the stunning lead actress, Ada Condeescu, won a merited Best Actress award for her magnetic and captivating performance in the film as a her loverboy’s greatest conquest. LOVERBOY examines the nature of love and questions the psyche of a lover in not only modern day Roma...

LOVERBOY, an interview with Daniel Mitulescu

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LOVERBOY (2011) is the newest film by the Mitulescu brothers, Catalin and Daniel. LOVERBOY opened at Cannes 2011 in ‘Un Certain Regard’ and screened in competition in Sarajevo at the 17th Sarajevo Film Festival where the stunning lead actress, Ada Condeescu, won a merited Best Actress award for her magnetic and arresting performance in the film as a her loverboy’s greatest conquest. LOVERBOY examines the nature of love and questions the psyche of a lover in not only m...

J Rosette's Genre-Busting Asian Social-Issue Horror Flick, FREEDOM DEAL Update 7/29/11

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Hello Colleagues in Media, Film, Business, Music, the Arts, Philanthropy, and Beyond: This is writer-director Jason Rosette of Camerado SE Asia, I hope you are all well! With the recent winding down of the 4th edition of the CamboFest, Cambodia Film Festival, our efforts have shifted back to producing a fabulous and compelling feature film that we've been developing for some time.  I hope you'll take a moment to read on - there's never been a movie quite like this, and you'll soo...

New York: Human Rights Watch Film Festival 2011

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Running its 22nd edition in cooperation with the Film Society of Lincoln Center the Human Rights Watch Film Festival presented from June 16 – 3019 films from 12 countries and premiered 17. As in past editions, most productions selected were first rate prompting animated debates reinforcing the audience commitment to human rights issues. Thus the viewers enjoyed again reflexive cinema at its best. Most filmmakers were present to discuss their productions and to provide additional insights into...

Truly Masterful: The Short Film award winners in Hamburg

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All award winners of the 27th Hamburg International Short Film Festival 2011 There are always plenty of reasons to celebrate short films and tonight, the focus will be on the award winners of the 27th Hamburg International Short Film Festival. Among them is the masterly debut of the Belgian director Rachel Lang. Her graduation short film For You I Will Fight will receive the jury award of the International Competition (Hamburger Kurzfilmpreis). Furthermore the winners of the jury and audience aw...

New York Israel Film Festival

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There is no country other than the United States which has as elaborate and extensive a screening support structure for Jewish and Israeli films. Several years ago I noted in an article about the New York film festival that there are more than fifty Jewish film festivals in the United States. According to jewishfilm.com there are now close to seventy Jewish film festivals in this country as well as at least four festivals devoted to Israeli films and two to Sephardic ones. In addition, there ar...

Interview with War Artist George Gittoes about Bin Laden arrest

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WITH OVER 20 YEARS OF EXPERIENCE LIVING IN PAKISTAN AND AFGHANISTAN, George Gittoes sheds light on OBL, May 3, 2011 MUST READ! George Gittoes has over 20 years of experience living and traveling in Pakistan and currently lives in Jalalabad, Afghanistan. Q: Sharon Abella: On our last interview on February 10, 2010, you mentioned that George Bush and President Obama said that, “Bin Laden was in Bajaur, but that everyone in Bajaur knows one another, and if Bin Laden were living there, they would...

JUST TALKING at 13th TDF

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    PRESS CONFERENCE- THE WORLD ACCORDING TO ION B. / PORTRAIT OF A MAN / A SMALL ACT / CAMP VICTORY, AFGHANISTAN On Friday, March 18, 2011, a Press Conference was held as part of the 13th Thessaloniki Documentary Festival. Present were the directors Carol Dysinger (Camp Victory, Afghanistan), Alexander Nanau (The World According to Ion B.) Visa Koiso-Kanttila (Portrait of a Man) and Jennifer Arnold (A Small Act). In her documentary Camp Victory, Afghanistan, director Carol Dysinger...

Film Festival News Break...Cairo, Egypt!

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  I posted this article (below) back in October after having attended the screening of this documentary, Back Door Channels: The Price of Peace (2009), at the Abu Dhabi Film Festival 2010. In light of the recent controversy in Egypt and impinging further contention, I feel that this film could not have been released at a better time, nor can it be more relevant. A fellow filmmaker and Cairo native stated this in regards to the situation as is today: "The difference betwee...

Human Rights Watch Film Festival highlights of 15th edition

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16 Documentaries and 5 Dramas; a Focus on the Power of the Mediawww.hrw.org/en/iff The 15th edition of the Human Rights Watch Film Festival will be presented in London from 23 March to 1 April, 2011, Human Rights Watch said today. The international feature programme includes 16 documentaries and 5 dramas, from Belgium, Colombia, The Democratic Republic of Congo, Guantanamo, Guatemala, Hebron, Iran, Ireland, Kenya, Lebanon, Los Angeles, Peru, South Africa, Turkey, Yemen and Yugoslavia. Many of t...

The Human Rights Watch Film Festival preview

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The Human Rights Watch Film Festival, London, announced today that four titles confirmed for the 2011 festival in March have been selected for the Sundance Film Festival, January 20-30. Ali Samadi Ahadi’s The Green Wave will screen “in competition,” Lynn Hershman Leeson’s !Women, Art, Revolution and Denis Villeneuve’s Incendies are in the official selection, while Pamela Yates’ Granito will have its World Premiere at Sundance. “The Green Wave, !Women, Art, Revolution and ‘Grani...

Film Independent producers lab selection

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14 FILMMAKERS & 9 PROJECTS SELECTED FOR FILM INDEPENDENT’S 2010 PRODUCERS LABFilm Independent, the non-profit arts organization that produces the Spirit Awards and Los Angeles Film Festival just wrapped its 10th annual Producers Lab earlier this week with 14 filmmakers and 9 projects participating. Sponsored by Technicolor and Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, the seven-week program took place in Los Angeles and was designed to help producers improve their craft, and move their current projects into...

IDFA Opener Is Festival's Big Prize Winner

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  POSITION AMONG THE STARS (Stand van de Sterren) by Dutch/Indonesian filmmaker Leonard Retel Helmrich was the big winner at the awards ceremony of IDFA: International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam. The film won both the VPRO IDFA Award for Best Feature-Length Documentary (the Festival’s top honor and winner of a cash prize of 12,500 euros) and the Dioraphte IDFA Award for Best Dutch Documentary. The director won the same top prize at the 2004 IDFA for the second film in his trilo...
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