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The jury of Montreal World in action

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Australian actress Greta Scacchi will preside over an international jury of film personalities from around the world. Her fellow jurists:  Véra Belmont, one of France's top producers, began her career as an actress but quickly sensed that her talent lay not in front of the camera but behind it. In 1966 she produced Paul Vecchiali's The Devil's Tricks and over four decades...

A Power and the Glory of Cinema City

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Another big name of Cinema City Novi Sad, Serbia is no doubt Nick Powell. A man on Virgin label and a big boss of nowadays biggest Film and Television School in UK. I promised that I will write another article about a Nik Powell’s visit to Novi Sad, Cinema City because as I said in previous articles I’ve had a little problem with a voice recorder who failed to record interviews with Powell. In the 60s and 70s Richard Branson and his partner Nik Powell loved music and saw an opportunity to...

CAMBOFEST, Cambodia International Film Festival Gears up for 5th Edition

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CAMBOFEST, Cambodia International Film Festival Gears up for 5th Edition   CAMBOFEST, Cambodia International Film Festival, the 1st international film festival in Cambodia since the end of the Khmer Rouge regime, continues to gather sponsors and gear up for its historic 5th edition. CAMBOFEST, Cambodia International Film Festival, http://www.cambofest.com, the 1st international film festival in Cambodia since the end of the Khmer Rouge regime, adds to its existing sponsor...

31. Istanbul Film Festival Daily: Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow

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    YESTERDAY AT THE FESTIVAL • MORE EXTENSIVE PROGRAMMES FROM THE FESTIVAL EVERYDAY!!! Festival audience had another tiresome but enjoyable day. It was a day full of presentations and events! • PRESS MEETING WITH THE JURY National Competition Jury met with the press yesterday at 10.00, and afterwards the International Competition Jury was before the press at 11.00. During the press meeting with the moderator Azize Tan, Istanbul Film Festival director, questions w...

31. Istanbul Film Festival Daily: Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow

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    YESTERDAY AT THE FESTIVAL(09.04.2012) • A FULL WEEK AGAIN!!! Second week of the festival presents a programme even more intense than the first day. • STREET DOGS FROM THE DIRECTOR WITH GOLDEN PALM Who remembers the street dogs exterminated in 1910 for the sake of modernisation? How is the life for street dogs today and how will it be in the future? Director Serge Avédikian looks for an answer to that question... Dogs Story was at 11.00 at Fitaş 1 with the pa...

31. Istanbul Film Festival Daily: Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow

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YESTERDAY AT THE FESTIVAL (08.04.2012) • WE HAD A LONG AND JOYFUL SUNDAY A gleeful Sunday with the festival continuing full-force and screenings becoming even more attractive with the participation of the directors. Besides a panel discussion and a film chat, directors met with their audiences again. • GAININGS OF THE JOURNEY WITH AVÉ Story of the relationship between 17-year-old Avé and alienated art student Kamen starting with a hitchhike and continuing with lies was ...

French Film in Belgrade

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23st – 25th of September 2011, Belgrade’s most popular city cinema Dom Omladine in the collaboration with French TV 5 Monde and French Institute for Culture in Belgrade showed revue of new production French films on the subject of rebellion and passion “la rébellion et la passion” due to issue of political or intimate passion of contemporary France. French film yesterday and today offers real lovebirds of contemporary French cinema to view with pleasure the greatest talents such as Ca...

Asia Pacific Screen Awards (APSA) FilmFund Panelists

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2011 FILM FUND PANELLISTS ANNOUNCED: XUE XIAOLU, TONY AYRES AND ANDREW PIKE   The Asia Pacific Screen Awards (APSA) and Motion Picture Association (MPA) have announced the continuation of the MPA APSA Academy Film Fund to support new films from Asia-Pacific and the panellists who will assess the entries for 2011. Xue Xiaolu and Tony Ayres will join the assessment panel for 2011 which will once again be Chaired by Ronin Films' Managing Director and member of APSA's 2009 International Jur...

IFF APRIL 12, 2011

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• MEETINGS ON THE BRIDGE CONTINUE Meetings on the Bridge, the sixth of which takes place this year and which aims to create a platform for the cinema industry to meet, continue. Representatives from CNC and Unifrance, producers that target or are in the process of a co-production, and distributors will attend “Meetings on the Bridge Turkey-France Panel: Co-productions and New Media.” The panel is due to start at 10.00 in the French Cultural Center. This panel will be followed by another pa...

Bill Cunningham New York

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  Bill Cunningham New York Documentary on a Legendary Fashion Photographer By Ron Gilbert The preview opening at LACMA presented by the Costume Council was the best venue to view this film. The Costume Council provides extraordinary resources to expand audiences’ awareness of fashion, design, costume and adds to the LAMCA World class Costume and Textile Collection. Needless to say all the fans of Bill Cunningham whose work has graced the fashion world for 5...

ScreenSingapore Making a Buzz at Film Markets around the World with heavyweight industry ambassadors

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  Richard J. Fox Executive Vice President, Warner Bros. Entertainment International A highly respected member of the international film community, Richard Fox serves as Executive Vice President, International, Warner Bros Entertainment. A 35-year company veteran, he works closely with Warner Bros.' senior management to develop opportunities emerging from the company's international growth to expand newly acquired business...

The 3rd Los Angeles Irish Film Festival Opened with Music and Wit

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The 3rd Los Angeles Irish Film Festival Opened with Music and Wit by Ron Gilbert I have attended this festival from the beginning and it has grown in leaps and bounds. Last night was the best one yet. Even though we are in the heart of Hollywood at the Linwood Dunn Theatre, if feels like Ireland, The beautiful and gracious festival director and founder, Lisa McLaughlin fills the atmosphere with her smile and charms us all. .Even in these difficult times sponsors like the Irish ...

From College to Cannes contest wnner will fly to Cannes

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Local French-Speaking Film Student Wins Free Trip to One of the World's Most Prestigious Film Festivals, Courtesy of the French GovernmentThe San Francisco Film Society Colleges & Universities program, in partnership with the Consulate General of France in San Francisco and the French American Cultural Society, today announces the winner of the inaugural From College to Cannes contest. Emile Bokaer, who will receive an MFA in documentary film and video from Stanford University later this spring,...

Fipresci Jury announced for the San Francisco International Film Festival

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The 53rd San Francisco International Film Festival (April 22-May 6) today announced the FIPRESCI jury and the prize to be presented at the Festival's Golden Gate Awards on Wednesday, May 5 at Temple Nightclub - Prana Restaurant. Winners of the New Directors Prize, the Golden Gate Awards in various categories, the SFFS/Film Arts Foundation Documentary Grant and the Spring 2010 SFFS/KRF Filmmaking Grant will also be announced.   FIPRESCI Prize The FIPRESCI Prize is given at the San Francisco I...

Hadewijch

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Blind faith is a very strange sort of thing. On the one hand, blind faith can help a person to achieve things that never would have otherwise been possible. On the other hand, blind faith can bring a person to do things that they never would have done. Hadewijch is a French film in the official selection at the San Sebastian Film Festival, and it is a film that explores this very idea. It follows the life of Céline, a French girl so enamored with God and her religion that she i...

Officer honors for Hong Kong director Johnnie To

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In Cannes for his latest detective film screening in Competition, Vengeance, Hong Kong director Johnnie To was made an officer in the Ordre National des Arts et des Lettres by French Cultural Minister Christine Albanel at the Café des Palmes today, attended by Johnny Hallyday, lead actor in Vengeance. "You have set the tone of the cinema territory Hong Kong, and conveyed to us all your original vision of your hometown.", said Ms Albanel, who further elaborated by say...

Tsui Hark, Rachid Bouchareb and Terry Gilliam honoured in Dubai

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The Dubai International Film Festival today honoured two of its three 2008 Lifetime Achievement Awards recipients in a special press conference.   Tsui Hark, a major Hong Kong filmmaker, and Rachid Bouchareb, an Algerian-French director, were present to discuss their work with the audience.   Terry Gilliam, the third honouree, attended DIFF earlier in the week and received his award in a special award ceremony on December 12.   Moderator Simon Fiel...

Tsui Hark, Rachid Bouchareb and Terry Gilliam honoured in Dubai

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The Dubai International Film Festival today honoured two of its three 2008 Lifetime Achievement Awards recipients in a special press conference. Tsui Hark, a major Hong Kong filmmaker, and Rachid Bouchareb, an Algerian-French director, were present to discuss their work with the audience. Terry Gilliam, the third honouree, attended DIFF earlier in the week and received his award in a special award ceremony on December 12. Moderator Simon Field stated: "The idea of the Lifetime Achievement ...

Gaby MORLAY

The New Men (Les Nouveaux Messieurs) by director, Jacques Feyder, is about an lectrician working at the Paris Opera, In love with gorgeous ballerina Suzanne (Gaby Morlay), who is subsidised by a powerful politician Count Montoire. When the Opera goes on strike, he becomes head of the union and eventually is elected Secretary of Labor in the French cabinet. Now equal to Montoire,  Suzanne has a hard ti

'LES NOUVEAUX MESSIEURS' poster

The New Men (Les Nouveaux Messieurs) by director, Jacques Feyder, is about an lectrician working at the Paris Opera, In love with gorgeous ballerina Suzanne (Gaby Morlay), who is subsidised by a powerful politician Count Montoire. When the Opera goes on strike, he becomes head of the union and eventually is elected Secretary of Labor in the French cabinet. Now equal to Montoire,  Suzanne has a hard ti

Latest Survey on VOD in Europe

The European Audiovisual Observatory and the French Government's Media Development Department (DDM) have published the results of a new survey of VoD services in Europe, carried out by NPA Conseil. Upsurge in number of services At the end of 2007, the survey found 258 VoD services in operation in the 24 European countries covered, compared with 142 services at the end of December 2006. This upsurge in the number of services is largely explained by the fact that television channels generall...

Marcel Marceau: The Mime of the Millenium

 Tuesday, October 9-------Although he was not strictly an actor, nor was his work in films his most enduring legacy, it is important nevertheless to mark the passing of Marcel Marceau, the internationally famous French pantomimist, who died at the age of 84 on September 24th. Although his visage was one of the most famous in international culture, it was ironically always obscured by his trademark white makeup. Few except close associates would even recognize the man outside of his mime person...

Inaugural Middle East International Film Festival staff in place

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The official website has launched (www.meiff.com) for the first annual Middle East International Film Festival (MEIFF), premiering October 14-19, 2007; and the Call for Entries is now under way. Over five days, MEIFF will present more than 50 films within a diverse slate of regional and international films with an emphasis on emerging artists. Grand Jury Prize winners will receive substantial production grants towards the funding of their next project, awarded in the categories of Narrative, Do...

The Global Film Initiative announces members of the Film Board

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The Global Film Initiative, a non-traditional film distributor specializing in independent films from the developing world, today announced the membership of its Film Board, internationally-recognized filmmakers, producers and visionaries who support the mission of The Initiative. The sixteen charter members of the Film Board span four continents, and share a passion for independent film from the developing world. Through these industry leaders, The Global Film Initiative reaches out to communi...

2nd Pride International Film Fest awards Liz Taylor

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The 2nd annual Pride International Film Festival has just announced its “Lifetime Achievement and Distinction” Honoree this year. This special award, which was given to Hollywood actor and British thespian Sir Ian Mckellen in 2004, will be presented to Hollywood icon & Academy Awardee, Ms. Elizabeth Taylor.Pride International Film Festival had developed one of the most important exhibition of GLBT works with its pioneering advocacy in the country towards the education of HIV/AIDS awareness, ...
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