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Dance Marathon For Haiti Relief Celebrates Life at Webster Hall

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By Maria Esteves - February 17, 2010 Dance Marathon For Haiti Relief was held at the world-renowned Webster Hall Grand Ballroom, New York, on Sunday, February 7, 7:00pm-4:00am. International DJs and artists in Dance (House) Music who contributed to the show included Danny Krivit (718 Sessions, Body&SOUL), Grammy Award winning artist David Morales (Def Mix), Grammy Award winning artist Louie Vega (Vega Records),Tony Humphries (Tony Records), Tony Touch (Sullivan Room), Tony Smith, Barbara...

Interview avec l'artiste de guerre le plus audacieux du monde, et le réalisateur George Gittoes En direct du Festival de Berlin

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En direct du Festival de Berlin FILM International (Berlinale)  10 février,2010  Interview avec l'artiste de guerre le plus audacieux du monde, et le réalisateur George Gittoes. George Gittoes, originally from Austrailia, has traveled extensively to Nicaragua, Phillipines, Somalia, Sinai, Southern Lebanon, Israel, Gaza, Western Sahara, Cambodia, Laos, Mozambique, South Africa, Bosnia, Northern Ireland, Bougainville, Papua New Guinea, Tibet, Timor, Congo, Rwanda, Afghanistan, and Pakistan. ...

AVATAR and THE HURT LOCKER Lead the 82nd Academy Awards Nominations

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By Maria Esteves - February 2, 2010 The 82nd Academy Awards nominations were announced by Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS) President Tom Sherak and 2008 Oscar nominee Anne Hathaway, on Tuesday, February 2, 2010. AVATAR, directed by James Cameron and THE HURT LOCKER, directed by Kathryn Bigelow (Cameron's ex-wife) picked up nine Oscar nominations including best picture and best director. The 82nd Academy Awards ceremony presented by AMPAS for outstanding film achieve...

NEWSLETTER N° 450: January 27, 2010

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.............WELCOME TO OUR NEWSLETTER N° 450: January 27, 2010 Follow this LINK if you cannot read the newsletter properly Contact the Editor, Advertise on the sites. Our newsletter reaches 77 000 film professionnals every week. COMING SOON THE NEXT FESTIVAL DAILIES ON FEST21.COM We follow 4 000 festivals for you. Stay tuned for Sundance, Berlin.... ___________________________________________________...

Haiti Crisis Adds Resonance To Sundance Docs

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   The recent tragic events in Haiti have given an unexpected resonance to a new documentary on child sponsoring that premiered at the Sundance Film Festival this past weekend. A SMALL ACT by Jennifer Arnold looks at the modern day phenomenon of Westerners sponsorship and adoption of third world children.   With the Haitian crisis generating hundreds of millions of dollars in aid from almost every nation of the world, often by exploiting images of ...

French films and directors at IFFR 2010

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With more than sixty French film productions and co-productions included in the line-up, French cinema boasts a strong presence at the 39th International Film Festival Rotterdam (IFFR). Internationally acclaimed, recent French productions (feature films, short films, performances) will top the bill together with numerous début features, including two films competing for the VPRO Tiger Awards, by a talented and innovative young generation of filmmakers, confirming the IFFR’s role as a major pl...

NEWSLETTER N° 449: January 20, 2010

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.............WELCOME TO OUR NEWSLETTER N° 449: January 20, 2010 Follow this LINK if you cannot read the newsletter properly Contact the Editor, Advertise on the sites. Our newsletter reaches 77 000 film professionnals every week. COMING SOON THE NEXT FESTIVAL DAILIES ON FEST21.COM We follow 4 000 festivals for you. Stay tuned for Sundance, Berlin.... ___________________________________________________...

Bahman Ghobadi: Heart Of Courage

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  In this awards season, where the industry unveils prizes for some of the world's wealthiest and most pampered celebrities, can we not find a small prize for a filmmaker with almost unimaginable courage? I am referring to Bahman Ghobadi, the Iraqi filmmaker who has been forced to leave his native country because of a crackdown by the government over "unauthorized" filmmakers. As another example of its repressive agenda, the Iraqi government made a Christmas Day announce...

24th Israel Film Festival Opening Night Gala Coverage

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By Maria Esteves - January 5, 2010 The 24th Israel Film Festival (IFF) Opening Night Gala Awards, Screening, and Reception presented by IsraFest Foundation commenced on Saturday, December 5, 2009, 7:30 pm, at the SVA Theatre, New York. This year's 2009 IFF Award recipients were Israeli filmmaker Ranana Kol for Best Student Short Film UNTIL WE'LL FIND A PLACE, founder/president of Kino International Donald Krim for Visionary, writer/director Paul Schrader for Achievement in Film, and Academy A...

Dynamic Duo: Lorber and Krim

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  Richard Lorber and Donald Krim Two of the New York film community's most solid supporters of indie and international cinema have announced a merger that will offer a safe haven for quality films in a time of great uncertainty. Richard Lorber, the head of Lorber HT Digital/Hidden Treasures Inc., and Donald Krim, the long-time head of Kino International, have announced the merger of their companies to create a new distribution organization to be known as Kino Lorber. The n...

The sixth edition of Dubai International Film Festival concluded with 28 prizes

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28 prizes presented for acting and cinematic excellence The sixth edition of Dubai International Film Festival concluded on Wednesday night with a glittering award ceremony that honoured the finest acting and cinematic talent from the Arab world, Asia and Africa at the Muhr Arab and Muhr AsiaAfrica awards. In all, 28 prizes were distributed for excellence in acting, cinematography, editing, music and scriptwriting in addition to the jury general excellence awards. The entries were f...

The Global Film Village: 67TH ANNUAL GOLDEN GLOBE AWARDS NOMINATIONS

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by Marla Lewin   1. BEST MOTION PICTURE – DRAMA AVATAR Lightstorm Entertainment; Twentieth Century Fox THE HURT LOCKER Voltage Pictures C/O 42West; Summit Entertainment INGLOURIOUS BASTERDS The Weinstein Company / Universal Pictures; The Weinstein Company PRECIOUS: BASED ON THE NOVEL PUSH BY SAPPHIRE A Lee Daniels Entertainment / Smokewood Entertainment Group Production; Lionsgate UP IN THE AIR Paramount Pictures; Paramount Pictures 2. BEST PERFO...

The First Door one the Sky

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Director: Sepideh Abtahi.
“The First Door on the Sky” The First Door on the Sky is the story of an anonymous citizen who thinks of himself as an untiring freedom fighter like Nehru, Lumumba, and Gandhi. He believes in the freedom of world’s nations, especially Iranians, from domestic and foreign domination. Despite owning a 4000 sqm property, Dr Mohammad Taraghi lives in a very small room and survives off of selling recyclable garbage materials. His ultimate goal however, is turn his property into the “House of Nation “. Eighty years old man, Dr Mohamad Traghi, is going to bequest his valuable property to the United Nations and earns his living by collecting trash

The First Door one the Sky

Director: Sepideh Abtahi.
“The First Door on the Sky” The First Door on the Sky is the story of an anonymous citizen who thinks of himself as an untiring freedom fighter like Nehru, Lumumba, and Gandhi. He believes in the freedom of world’s nations, especially Iranians, from domestic and foreign domination. Despite owning a 4000 sqm property, Dr Mohammad Taraghi lives in a very small room and survives off of selling recyclable garbage materials. His ultimate goal however, is turn his property into the “House of Nation “. Eighty years old man, Dr Mohamad Traghi, is going to bequest his valuable property to the United Nations and earns his living by collecting trash

The 21st Palm Springs International Film Festival: Cinema’s United Nations

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Lots of festivals have "international" in their name, but don't really mean it. Not so the Palm Springs International Film Festival, cinema's answer to the UN. PSIFF assembles the films that have been nominated by their countries of origin as the year's surest shot at winning a Best Foreign Language Oscar. The Festival's 21st session, running January 5-18, 2010, will show more than 200 films from 60 countries. From rogue nations to close allies, much of the global community...

The 21st Palm Springs International Film Festival: Cinema’s United Nations

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Lots of festivals have “international” in their name, but don’t really mean it. Not so the Palm Springs International Film Festival, cinema’s answer to the UN. PSIFF assembles the films that have been nominated by their countries of origin as the year’s surest shot at winning a Best Foreign Language Oscar. The Festival’s 21st session, running January 5-18, 2010, will show more than 200 films from 60 countries. From rogue nations to close allies, much of the global community will vie ...

NEWSLETTER N° 442: November 26, 2009

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.............WELCOME TO OUR NEWSLETTER N° 442: November 26, 2009 Follow this LINK if you cannot read the newsletter properly Contact the Editor, Advertise on the sites. Our newsletter reaches 77 000 film professionnals. COMING SOON THE NEXT FESTIVAL DAILIES ON FEST21.COM Tallinn Black Nights, IDFA, Les Arcs We follow 4 000 festivals for you. Stay tuned. _____________________________________________________ FESTI...

PÖFF - The winners of the awards of 11th Animated Film Festival ANIMATED DREAMS

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                                The winners of ANIMATED DREAMS were announced on Saturday, 21 November at the award ceremony in Sõprus Cinema. The Animated Dreams, for the first time ever, gave out monetary prizes this year. The winner of the Grand Prix, in addition to the Wooden Wolf made by Estonian puppet masters, received 1000 euros sponsored by studio A Film Estonia. The...

IDFA Film In Focus: U.N. ME

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  The American documentary U.N. ME, a lacerating look at the inefficiencies of the United Nations, has its word premiere at the IDFA International Documentary Festival Amsterdam this week. In a film that exposes the incompetence and corruption at the heart of the United Nations, filmmakers Ami Horowitz and Matthew Groff show how an organization created to ennoble mankind now actually enables evil and sows global chaos. When the United Nations was founded more than sixty yea...

Roland Reber-Retrospective at the 40th International Film Festival of India

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The „International Film Festival of India", which is held between the  23rd of november till 3rd of december 2009 in Goa will show for its 40th anniversary a retrospective of director and author Roland Reber: All six movies of wtp international GmbH (director: Roland Reber) will be shown: the room (Das Zimmer; psycho-thriller, 2001) Pentamagica (satiric comedy, 2003) The Dark Side of our inner Space (drama, 2003) 24/7 ...

Torino Film Festival full line up

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the 27th Torino Film Festival Torino Grand Prix Starting this year, the Torino Film Festival presents Torino Grand Prix, an award which is given each year to filmmakers who, from the surfacing of the nouvelles vagues on, have helped renew the film language, create new aesthetic models and communicate the new trends that are the basis of the most interesting works of contemporary cinema. This year, the prize will be given to Emir Kusturica, for the inventiveness o...

Winners Wow Audience At Chicago International Children's Film Festival Closing Night

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    The 26th Annual Chicago International Children's Film Festival congratulates the winners of more than 30 awards presented at the CICFF's American Airlines Closing Nights Awards Presentation on Sunday, November 1, 2009 at Columbia College's Film Row Cinema. Charles Malik Whitfield (Notorious, The Temptations, Behind Enemy Lines) hosted the event.  More than 80 filmmakers from around the world came to watch the most acclaimed films ...

Chicago International Children's Film Festival awards

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The 26th Annual Chicago International Children's Film Festival congratulates the winners of more than 30 awards presented at the CICFF's American Airlines Closing Night Awards Presentation on Sunday, November 1, 2009 at Columbia College's Film Row Cinema. Charles Malik Whitfield (Notorious, The Temptations, Behind Enemy Lines) hosted the event. More than 80 filmmakers from around the world came to watch the most acclaimed films of the CICFF and celebrate ten days of master classes, discussions,...

Serbs Tortured and Murdered In So-Called United Nations "Safe Areas" During Bosnian Civil War As Karadzic and Mladic Have Stated

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Serbs Tortured and Murdered In So-Called United Nations "Safe Areas" During Bosnian Civil War As Karadzic and Mladic Have Stated These are Serbian Men Executed Srebrenica/Brcko Area As Radovan Karadzic and Ratko Mladic Stated (Serbs Were Being Attacked By Islamists During Bosnia War Which Is Why Serb MIitary Had To Attack Srebrenica and Other So-Called UN "safe areas" During Bosnian War) Serbs Tortured and Murdered In So-Called United ...
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