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Robério Braga describes his job as State Secretary of Culture for 26 years and head of Amazonas Film Festival since the launch

November 6th a very relaxed and charismatic State Secretary of Culture talked to the press over coffee and champagne by the pool of the Caesar Business Hotel, the best in town of Manaus. PHD Harvard MBA lawyer graduate described himself as apolitical, but passionate and fierce as a lion about Culture and the accomplishments he made towards handing cultue to the people. He described how his actions had been judges and which effect they had on the political level and for th epeople of Amazonas...

Venice Festival opens with Mira Nair's Reluctant Fundamentalist

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The Reluctant Fundamentalist, the new film directed by Mira Nair, will be the opening film at the 69th Venice International Film Festival (29 August – 8 September 2012), directed by Alberto Barbera and organized by la Biennale di Venezia chaired by Paolo Baratta. The Reluctant Fundamentalist is produced by Lydia Dean Pilcher and presented by Doha Film Institute. Based on the best-selling novel of the same title, translated into 25 languages, The Reluctant Fundamentalist is a...

Venice Festival to open with Mira Nair's Reluctant Fundamentalist

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The Reluctant Fundamentalist, the new film directed by Mira Nair, will be the opening film at the 69th Venice International Film Festival (29 August – 8 September 2012), directed by Alberto Barbera and organized by la Biennale di Venezia chaired by Paolo Baratta. The Reluctant Fundamentalist is produced by Lydia Dean Pilcher and presented by Doha Film Institute. Based on the best-selling novel of the same title, translated into 25 languages, The Reluctant Fundamentalist  is a riv...

Zucchero to Present Clive Davis with 'ISCHIA LEGEND AWARD’

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Clive Davis, the American music producer and recording industry icon who is currently Chief Creative Officer for SONY Music Entertainment, will be presented with the 2012 Ischia Global Film & Music Fest’s rarely bestowed highest honor, the “William Wolton Ischia Legend Award” on the opening night of the 10th annual event. Zucchero, the GRAMMY®Award-nominated Italian blues singer and one of the best selling artists throughout Europe (who has performed at Royal Albert Hall ...

Tribeca Disruptive Innovation Awards

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  Awards to highlight successful disruptive innovation in non-traditional, identity-based domains such as culture, education, healthcare, philanthropy, politics, religion and social entrepreneurship  The Tribeca Film Festival (TFF), in association with noted Harvard Business School Professor Clay Christensen and the Disruptor Foundation, announced it will hold the third annual Tribeca Disruptive Innovation Awards, hosted by NYU Stern School of Business, on April 27. The 11th edi...

Philip Kaufman to Receive Maverick Spirit Award at Writers Celebration

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For more than four decades, Philip Kaufman has been gracing the screen with his unique and passionate vision, creating a double-barreled legacy of excellence as both a writer and director. To conclude our Writers Celebration event on March 9 at the San Jose Rep we will be honoring Philip Kaufman with the Maverick Spirit Award. Previous guest recipients include Kevin Spacey, Sir Ben Kingsley, Spike Lee, William H. Macy, Diablo Cody, and Alec Baldwin. The final act of the evening focuses on the re...

AMERICAN NGO RUNS GLOBAL SEMINARS AT VON TRAPP FAMILY HOME,AUSTRIA

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The Austrian Road Show in Mumbai organised by Stefan Herzl's Panorama Tours saw a large number of travel experts waxing lyrical on the Tirol, Salzburg, Innsbruck,Wien, Mozart Concerts, and some lesser known places in the country. Of special interest to movie fans would be the Sound of Music special which pays tribute to the film starring Julie Andrews and Christopher Plummer.  The Von Trapps fled Austria in 1938 to settle in Vermont,USA which reminded them best of their home on a sylvan...

Boston Jewish Film Festival 2011 Audience Award winners

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  Leo Khasin, director of Kaddish for a Friend Kaddish for a Friend,the debut film of director Leo Khasin, and Beating Time, a documentary about the struggle to overcome ALS, won The 23rd Boston Jewish Film Festival's Audience Awards for Best Feature and Best Documentary films respectively. "I had ...

Boston Jewish Film Festival announces 2011 Audience Awards

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Kaddish for a Friend, the debut film of director Leo Khasin, and Beating Time, a documentary about the struggle to overcome ALS, were the winners of The 23rd Boston Jewish Film Festival’s Audience Awards for Best Feature and Best Documentary films respectively. “I feel very honored to win this year's Audience Award at the Boston Jewish Film Festival,” said Khasin. “I had the chance to be here in Boston and be part of a wonderful vivid, receptive and, at the same time, profound audience. ...

Futures of Entertainment Examines State of Media Industry

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Media Scholars and Experts Gather at MIT for Fifth Annual Conference Crowdsourcing, privacy, location-based technologies and producer/audience collaboration are among the pressing issues at the forefront of the futures of entertainment and media. Thought leaders from the media, entertainment and marketing industries will gather alongside media studies scholars in Cambridge to discuss these subjects at next...

Boston Jewish Film Festival announces 23rd annual Festival line-up

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The theme “Neighbors Near and Far” will be explored at the 23rd annual Boston Jewish Film Festival, which opens Nov. 2 and continues through Nov. 13.   The Boston Jewish Film Festival presents 32 of the most innovative films on Jewish themes from around the world in Greater Boston area theatres. Films are accentuated by panel discussions and with visits by more than a dozen directors, actors and subjects from such countries as Israel, France, Germany and Hungary.   “Our f...

The 6th edition of the Los Angeles Jewish Film Festival opens on May 5th

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2011 Film Selections Online Tickets Now Available!2011 Highlights 2011 Film Categories CONFLICTS and ISSUES TRADITION and IDENTITY HISTORY and LEGACY INSPIRATION CONFLICTS and ISSUES He's My Girl (La Folle Histoired'Amour de Simon Eskenazy) Los Angeles Premiere! Comedy/France/100 minutes/2009 Written & Directed by Jean-Jacques Zilbermann Starring Antoine de Caunes, Mehdi Dehbi and Elsa Zylberstein French with English subtitles Based on th...

Seattle International Film Festival highlights

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    Film Industry Luminaries Ewan McGregor, Warren Miller, Al Pacino Scheduled to Appear The 37th Seattl...

A FUTURE WITHOUT OIL, interview with director Laetitia Moreau

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      A FUTURE WITHOUT OIL (France, 2010) by French director Laetitia Moreau is a 52’ documentary about President of Ecuador Rafael Correa and his fight with Ecuadorians against mass exploitation of oil from industrialized countries. An Ecuadorian scientific team goes on a three-year mission to raise multi-millions of dollars from US and Europe for a new form of energy development that would be more profitable than oil itself, according to their scientific studies...

JUST TALKING at 13th TDF

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  JUST TALKING 18/3 AT 13th tdf   The Just Talking section of the 13th Thessaloniki Documentary Festival concluded on Friday, March 18, 2011 at the Excelsior Lounge of the Electra Palace Hotel. Participating in the discussion were directors Nikos Megrelis (Shooting vs. Shooting) Chronis Pechlivanidis (South Central Gospel), Athanasios Karanikolas (Khaima), Visa Koiso-Kanttila (Portrait of a Man), Jennifer Arnold (A Small Act), Lea Binzer (Pelican’s Watch), David Andre ...

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...

A FUTURE WITHOUT OIL, interview with director Laetitia Moreau

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A FUTURE WITHOUT OIL (France, 2010) by French director Laetitia Moreau is a 52’ documentary about President of Ecuador Rafael Correa and his fight with Ecuadorians against mass exploitation of oil from industrialized countries. An Ecuadorian scientific team goes on a three-year mission to raise multi-millions of dollars from US and Europe for a new form of energy development that would be more profitable than oil itself, according to their scientific studies. I interviewed Laetiti...

Berlinale 2011 coverage on fest21.com

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Below is the coverage from Berlin, headlines... My Berlin Top Ten Films At a film festival that totals more than 250 feature films (not to mention an additional 250 features in the accompanying European Film Market), one can only skim the surface of an event as wide-ranging as the Berlinale. Film choices are often based on schedule availability....grabbing a screening in between meetings or making sure one is awake to catch the early morning press screenings of the Competition program. In a se...

NEWSLETTER N° 497: february 18, 2011

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 .............                                                                                                                                                          NEWSLETTER N° 497: february 18, 2011 Follow this LINK if you cannot read the newsletter properly  Contact the Editor, Advertise with us  This weekly newsletter reaches 90 931 film professionnals. ...

NEWSLETTER N° 497: february 18, 2011

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 .............                                                                                                                                                          NEWSLETTER N° 497: february 18, 2011 Follow this LINK if you cannot read the newsletter properly  Contact the Editor, Advertise with us  This weekly newsletter reaches 90 931 film professionnals. ...

Berlin Film In Focus: WHATSOEVERLY

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  While some people in America may already be nostalgic for George W. Bush (do not count me in that group), one of the guilty pleasures that one could perhaps pine for was the former President’s odd use of the English language. Although he was educated at Harvard, he was prone to colloquialisms that were bad mashups of words that he kind of, sort of just made up. He shares this quality with the lead actor in the new Italian satirical comedy QUALUNQUEMENTE translated as WHATSOEVERL...

Exclusive Interview: with Gore Vidal

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Exclusive Interview: Gore Vidal, Friend of the Country, Champions THE ENEMY OF THE SMILEby Quendrith Johnson, Los Angeles CorrespondentOn Pearl Harbor Day, literary lion Gore Vidal, 85, allowed a rare exclusive interview at the offices of Dr. Hessam Nowzari, DDS, PhD, in Beverly Hills, Calif. Vidal made himself available to discuss Dr. Nowzari's documentary THE ENEMY OF THE SMILE that "addresses the serious global dental health issue of early-in-life oral infection" (the bacterium known as AA, a...

Flights

Director: Robert M. Herzog.
Based on an almost true but entirely surreal experience. In 1968, a college senior tries to finish his Harvard Law School Application, which would keep him from being draft bait, likely to fight in the Vietnam War. Fong and his roommates start making enormous paper airplanes, get stoned, set the planes on fire and launch them from a precarious roof. At the end of an intense, frenzied evening, a final decision propels Fong into an uncertain, potentially lethal future. Flights depicts the intense pressures of an era when ordinary rites of passage could have life and death consequences. It is a timely exploration of the impact of America at war, amidst a conflict between citizenship and morality.

The 2010 New York Film Festival

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The New York Film Festival, still after 22 years under the outstanding stewardship of Richard Pena, has completed its 48th edition running from September 24 to October 10. It has remained a most desirable platform for directors and the place to detect tendencies for high quality commercial movie making and for films in the art cinema sector. It is a festival where film tastes are shaped and where an upscale discerning audience derives pointers for serious filmmaking and for features they should...

Opening Night of New York Film Festival, "Social Network" Article by Sharon Abella

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September 25th, 2010 § Leave a Comment“Waiting for Mark Zuckerberg”Article by Sharon AbellaIronically, Davis Guggenheim’s latest documentary, “Waiting for Superman”, a film about America’s failing school systems, opened the same week that co-founder of “Facebook”, Mark Zuckerberg, is about to have his reputation tarnished as a result of the way he was portrayed in the film “Social Network”. Just days before the film’s premiere at “The New York Film Festival”, Mark do...
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