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Europeans Dominate Competition In Tokyo

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By Liza ForemanTOKYO - The competition section of this year's Tokyo International Film Festival (October 22-30) will see Greece compete with France, Turkey, Sweden, England and Belgium, with this year's competition section dominated by films from the Euro zone. Only a handful of Asian titles compete this year, including Japan's The Woodsman and the Rain, which makes its world premiere; Oxide Pang's Sleepwalker which makes its world premiere also; Thai director, Pen-ek Ratanaruang's Headshot, wh...

Europeans Dominate Competition In Tokyo

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Europeans Dominate Competition In TokyoBy Liza ForemanTOKYO - The competition section of this year's Tokyo International Film Festival (October 22-30) will see Greece compete with France, Turkey, Sweden, England and Belgium, with this year's competition section dominated by films from the Euro zone. Only a handful of Asian titles compete this year, including Japan's The Woodsman and the Rain, which makes its world premiere; Oxide Pang's Sleepwalker which makes its world premiere also; Thai direc...

Thessaloniki gearing up for 52nd edition,

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We will be covering the festival with dailies...stay tuned       52nd THESSALONIKI INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL will run  November 4 - 13, 2011 With less than a week to go before the start of the event, we have the pleasure to contact you with the latest news from this year's 52ND Thessaloniki International Film Festival, which kicks off Friday, November 4th.   A complete list of this year's line-up can be found at the end of this pres...

Focus on the London Latin American Film Festival 2011

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  21ST LONDON LATIN AMERICAN FILM FESTIVAL 18-27 NOVEMBER 2011 Welcome to the 21st London Latin American Film Festival  2011 . At 21 years old this year, we are coming of age at last! This year's LLAFF celebrates 25 years of Havana International TV and Film School , presenting the highlights from the past quarter century of one of the most influential of Cuban cultural institutions, alongside the best of this year's films, which reflect the changing priorities of Cuba's young fi...

Bong Joon-ho to Receive Busan West Icon Award and present “The Host” in 3D

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  Influential Director Bong Joon-ho to Receive Busan West Icon Award and Present Opening Night Film - The North American Premiere of "The Host" in 3D   Chapman University's Dodge College of Film and Media Arts, recognized as one of the premiere film schools in the United States, in continued partnership with South Korea's Busan International Film Festival (BIFF), Asia's largest film festival, is proud to announce the Busan West Asian Film Festival, November 11-13 i...

Interview with Sean Stone and his journey to Iran

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Oliver Stone has done a fabulous job rearing his son, Princeton graduate, Sean Stone. Sean's wings have been strengthening as he has been working, interning, and meeting world leaders along side of his brilliant filmmaker father, and is demonstrating to the world that he, too, can soar. With a recent journey to Iran, with film as the primary focus, and his first feature film, "Graystone", nearing completion, this 26 year old has seen and done things most of us only read about.Q: SHARON ABELLA:...

movie review CONTAGION

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CONTAGION Starring: Matt Damon, Kate Winslet,  Marion Cotillard, Jude Law, Laurence Fishburne, Gwyneth Paltrow,Elliot Gould,Jennifer Ehle Director:  Steven Soderbergh ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Could the virus in  Steven Soderbergh's new, star-studded film, Contagion be a metaphor for Original Sin? Ok, there's no slithering serpent as in the Garden of Eden but a bat (Eve?) eats of a rotten fr...

Michael Douglas will be bestowed with his father’s honor in Santa Barbara, the 2011 KIRK DOUGLAS AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE IN FILM

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In recognition of his contributions to the world of film, Michael Douglas will be bestowed with his father’s honor, the 2011 KIRK DOUGLAS AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE IN FILM from the Santa Barbara International Film Festival. The 6th annual black-tie Gala dinner will take place at The Four Seasons Biltmore in Santa Barbara on Thursday, October 13, 2011. “The first time I saw Michael Douglas act was in a play at UC Santa Barbara, so it is fitting that a career that started here should ...

JURY MEMBERS AT THE 59TH EDITION OF THE SAN SEBASTIAN FESTIVAL

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In two weeks time will be reporting live from San Sebastian all the photocalls, press conferences, awards and general events scheduled at the 59th edition. At today´s press conference leaded by José Luis Rebordinos,the Festival Director, the latest edition of Zinemaldia was unveiled. Rebordinos and Joxean Fernández, member of the Festival Management Committee, announced the programme, activities,the names of the juries corresponding to the different sections and the latest additions to...

Official presentation of San Sebastian Festival's 59th edition

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This morning, at the María Cristina Hotel, the latest edition of Zinemaldia was unveiled. José Luis Rebordinos, the Festival Director, and Joxean Fernández, member of the Festival Management Committee, announced the programme and activities scheduled for this year, the names of the juries corresponding to the different sections and the latest additions to the event.Festival will take place 16-24 Septembre.JURY MEMBERS AT THE 59TH EDITION OF THE SAN SEBASTIAN FESTIVALSección Oficial• GUILL...

PINBALL

Director: Ruy Veridiano.
A teenager dabbles in witchcraft, which doesn’t work out, escapes from the cemetery and meets Death in a dark pinball arcade. Amidst pinball records and metaphysical dialogs, he tries to cheat Death and negotiate for another chance.

Montreal Awards Come as you are at World Film Festival

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AWARDS OF THE WORLD FILM FESTIVAL – MONTRÉAL 2011 JURY President : VICENTE ARANDA, director (Spain) KATHARINA MARIE SCHUBERT, actress (Germany) LAURENT HEYNEMANN, director (France) LI QUINKUAN, director (China) DINO GENTILI, script-writer and director (Italy) BERNARD SEGUIN-POIRIER, painter and sculptor (Canada) CARMEN GAGNON, representing the general public (Canada) FEATURE FILMS Grand prix des Americas: (COME AS YOU ARE) HASTA LA VISTA by Geoffrey E...

Montreal awards 2011

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JURY Président : VICENTE ARANDA, director (Spain) KATHARINA MARIE SCHUBERT, actress (Germany) LAURENT HEYNEMANN, director (France) LI QUINKUAN, director (China) DINO GENTILI, script-writer and director (Italy) BERNARD SEGUIN-POIRIER, painter and sculptor (Canada) CARMEN GAGNON, representing the general public (Canada) FEATURE FILMS                       ...

Sean Penn will receive the Golden Icon Award at the Zurich Film Festival

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The Zurich Film Festival (ZFF) announced today that multiple Academy Award® winning actor and humanitarian Sean Penn will receive the coveted Golden Icon Award at this year’s Festival, taking place September 22nd – October 2nd. The announcement was made by ZFF Directors Karl Spoerri and Nadja Schildknecht. Serving as the Festival’s most prestigious symbol of recognition, awarded in appreciation of the lifetime achievements of an actor or actress, the Golden Icon Award will be...

CALL FOR ENTRIES : NINTH ANNUAL WE CARE FILM FEST 2012

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CALL FOR ENTRIES : NINTH ANNUAL WE CARE FILM FEST 2012      Entries of documentary films are invited for 9th edition of We Care Film festival 2012 from anywhere from the world on the issues of disability.   We Care Film Fest is an annual international travelling festival of documentary films on disability issues. It is organized by Brotherhood in association with the United Nations Information Centre for India and Bhutan (UNIC), the United Nations Educational, Scientific and ...

Locarno Awards 2011

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The complete awards list 2011 is available in PDF in the Download Area. CONCORSO INTERNAZIONALE Pardo d’oro ABRIR PUERTAS Y VENTANAS (Back to Stay) by Milagros Mumenthaler, Argentina/Switzerland Pardo d’oro speciale della giuria Shinji Aoyama for the film TOKYO KOEN and his outstanding career Premio speciale della giuria HASHOTER (Policeman) by Nadav Lapid, Israel Pardo per la migliore regia (Best Director) Adrian Sitaru for the film DIN DRAGOSTE CU ...

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...

DILLI

Director: Sushmit Ghosh & Rintu Thomas.
DILLI is a moving collection of heartfelt interviews with Delhi slum dwellers. Its lens focuses on a group of dwellers, bringing to life the untold story of mass exodus of thousands who were bulldozed from their homes and transferred to a makeshift facade - Bawana without water, shelter or drainage, while the city was being beautified for Commonwealth Games 2010. DILLI - city of dreams - is a universal story of millions of underprivileged around the world. DILLI holds up a mirror not only to India, but to every nation around the world, whose poor live forgotten under bridges, children go hungry, and fathers work thousands of miles from their families to provide. DILLI brings awareness. And awareness is the first step towards action.

8th African Film Festival of Tarifa Awards

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8th African Film Festival of Tarifa (FCAT) awarded eight new African movies with awards endowed with 46 500 euros. The festival jury selected winners from more than 140 movies from 23 African countries.1. The award for the best feature-length movie (15 000 €) goes to “MICROPHONE” (Ahmad Abdalla, Egypt)2. The award for the best direction (10 000 €) goes to “A JAMA” (Daoud Aoulad-Syad, Morocco/France) 3. The award for the best actress (1 500 €) goes to DENISE NEWMAN for “SHIRLEY ...

The inaugural ScreenSingapore wrapped

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ScreenSingapore 2011 culminates in the Asia-Pacific Premiere of Larry Crowne with Tom HanksScreenSingapore, the inaugural hybrid cinema event, drew to close today with the host, Media Development Authority (MDA), and organiser, Experia Events, announcing that ScreenSingapore will return in 2012. The inaugural ScreenSingapore 2011 attracted more than 700 trade attendees, surpassing the original target of 500. It featured a diverse programme that provided rich networking opportunities for differen...

Henry Hopper

press conference to RESTLESS (2011) at 64th Cannes Film Festival which screened in the Un Certain Regard category.Actor Henry Hopper answered questions to eager international Cannes press.photo by Vanessa McMahon 

Restless, with Gus Van Sant!

press conference to RESTLESS (2011) at 64th Cannes Film Festival which screened in the Un Certain Regard category.Actress/producer Bryce Dallas Howard, writer Jason Lew, actress Mia Wasikowska, actor Henry Hopper and director Gus Van Sant all answered questions to eager international Cannes press. photo by Vanessa McMahon

Restless, with Gus Van Sant!

press conference to RESTLESS (2011) at 64th Cannes Film Festival which screened in the Un Certain Regard category. Gus Van Sant answered questions to eager international Cannes press. photo by Vanessa McMahon

Restless (2011)

press conference to RESTLESS (2011) at 64th Cannes Film Festival which screened in the Un Certain Regard category. Actress/producer Bryce Dallas Howard answered questions to eager international Cannes press. photo by Vanessa McMahon

Restless (2011)

press conference to RESTLESS (2011) at 64th Cannes Film Festival which screened in the Un Certain Regard category. Writer Jason Lew answered questions to eager international Cannes press. photo by Vanessa McMahon

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