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Corrections regarding Claus Mueller's article about Cambodian Cinema

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In June 2010 I received the following email from New York based correspondent and Cambodian cinema afficianado Claus Mueller:   From: Claus Mueller <filmexchange@gmail.com> To: The CamboFest Team <info@cambofest.com> Subject: Re: combofest lite december 2010 Date: Sun, 27 Jun 2010 14:35:29 -0400   Hello JR In late April we communicated about  CamboFestLite.....Since I may be in Phnom Penh in December I am most interest...

Les Nuits en Or: UNESCO

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Français By Will Sayre – Intern at ÉCU On Avenue de Suffren here in Paris, you’ll find The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, an institute commonly known as “The UNESCO.” It hosts a wide array of cultural events, executive board meetings and conferences. Its motto: “Building peace in the minds of men and women.” On July 6, all was certainly peaceful as crowds of people filed into UNESCO’s grand theater for Les Nuits En Or, a presti...

The Invocation and Eternal close the 2nd Eko International Film Festival

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The international award winning film Eternal closed the second Eko International Film Festival in Lagos on Thursday July 14, 2011. Thursday July 14, 2011. The Invocation and Eternal close the 2nd Eko International Film Festival Emmanuel Itier’s dialectical spiritual documentaryThe Invocation and Chike Ibekwe’s melodramatic metaphysical drama Eternal closed the second edition of the annual Eko International Film Festival(EKOIFF) Thursday mo...

Biography of filmmaker Milcho Manchevski, in focus at Aruba 2nd AIFF

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Milcho Manchevski a film director and screenwriter from Macedonia.wrote and directed the feature films "Before the Rain" (1994), "Dust'" (2001), "Shadows" (2007) and "Mothers" (2011).   "Before the Rain" (1994) won an Academy-Award nomination and thirty awards, including Golden Lion for Best Film in Venice, Independent Spirit, FIPRESCI, UNESCO, best film of the year in Argentina, Italy, Sweden, Turkey, and other awards in Austr...

Madeira Film Festival

The Madeira Film Festival intends to be Europe’s most exclusive and independent festival. Held at the prestigious Reid’s Palace Hotel The Madeira Film Festival serves as a platform to showcase independent feature, short and documentary films from directors around the world. Indicative of Madeira’s continued commitment to preserve the Natural History, flora and fauna of the island, the festival will present a special environmental category screening worldwide nature orientated films. The aim of the Madeira Film Festival is to encourage creativity in all aspects of film production, not dependent on financial and physical restrictions, gender, geographical location, age or ability. We acknowledge and encourage film making through diversity and ‘out of the box’ thinking and we pay special attention to films ( shorts, docs and features ) pertaining to the environment and it’s relevance and importance in the world we live in today.

The world’s largest Laurissilva forest is located on the island of Madeira. In 1999 the 15,000 hectare indigenous ‘living relic’ was awarded the status of UNESCO World Heritage Site. Through the medium of film MFF intends to enhance education and global awareness of the Laurissilva and its importance to the ecological balance of Madeira thus sustaining the endemic flora and fauna.

The Madeira Film Festival recognizes the integrity of filmmakers around the world and consequently will present the ‘Laurissilva Award’ to the best documentary, short, feature and nature oriented film judged by an International Jury. MFF acts as a service to the local community and audience as a launchpad providing an attractive slate of films.

We are a festival with cultural aspirations. We are both a public and a pilgrimage festival. One of our roles is to discover talent and support, not necessarily financially. Although we aren’t in the business of film distribution we believe festivals play an ever increasing role in distribution due to the advent of new technology. MFF has a small yet critical role to play in this formula by helping the viewer at home decide what to watch i.e. Who is in it? What’s the film about? What have I heard about it? Basically festivals can help push the right button.

NEWSLETTER N° 511: May 31, 2011

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The Magic Of The Zlin Film Festival

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  The Zlin Film Festival in the Czech Republic is one of the leading festivals around the world devoted to films, videos and new media works for the children and young adult sector. The Festival, which runs in the UNESCO Heritage City of Zlin in eastern Czech Republic, opens on Monday with the world premiere of IN THE DUVET, a new Czech film that is the first made completely in 3D. The film will unspool in the historic Grand Cinema, one of the last remaining movie palaces in Eastern Eur...

The Magic Of The Zlin Film Festival

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The Zlin Film Festival in the Czech Republic is one of the leading festivals around the world devoted to films, videos and new media works for the children and young adult sector. The Festival, which runs in the UNESCO Heritage City of Zlin in eastern Czech Republic, opens on Monday with the world premiere of IN THE DUVET, a new Czech film that is the first made completely in 3D. The film will unspool in the historic Grand Cinema, one of the last remaining movie palaces in Eastern Europe. The ...

Claudia Cardinale arrives for the first time in Bulgaria as a guest of Sofia International Film Festival

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“I don’t like the system of celebrities. I am a normal human being. I like living in Europe. I visit Hollywood often, but I never wanted to sign a contract and work there for a long period of time,” states the world famous Italian actress. The legendary actress arrives in Sofia as a special guest of the 15th jubilee edition of the Sofia International Film Festival. A gala screening of Luchino Visconti’s film The Leopard will take place on the 11th of March in Hall 1 of ...

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...

Day 3 in Krakow Off plus Camera they sent us to the salt mines...and gave us some brillant masterclasses.

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Master Class with Rose McGowanShe likes fast cars, classic films of the 1940's, wears high heels despite an injured ankle. She became an actress by chance. The charming Rose McGowan talked about the beginnings of her career, work with Tarantino and Rodriguez and her passion for action movies.   She never wanted to be an actress. She moved to Los Angeles from rainy Seattle, lived with her boyfriend and wanted to start college. At that moment, her boyfriend died. Totally devastat...

Interview with director of the Luang Prabang Film Fest

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Interesting Travelers - Interview with Gabriel Kupermanby Travis Ball I arrived in Luang Prabang, Laos, in early December, 2010, intending on only spending four days there before heading to Thailand. During my early explorations, I came across a sign near the city center promoting a film festival that was starting in two days. Thoroughly intrigued, I decided to attend the opening ceremony the following evening. The opening film blew me away and I ended up staying for the full duration of the wee...

South Beach Meets Sicily at the 6th Annual Sicilian Film Festival April 7 to 13, 2011 “Kick-Off” at Vino e Olio Design District

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South Beach andMiami’s Design District Meets Sicily at the 6th Annual Sicilian FilmFestival April 7 to 13, 2011.  “Kick-Off”and Press Party Wednesday, April 6 from 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. at Vino e Olio.Miami Beach, Fl…March 22, 2011…On April 6, 2011, the SicilianFilm Festival (SFF), 6thedition will hold a ‘kick-off’ and press party at Vino e Olio Restaurant in Miami’s Design District. SFFPresident, Emanuele Viscuso,Artistic Director, Salvo Bitontialong with their supportive team wil...

Japanese Industry Rallies

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By Liza Foreman Los Angeles - Considering that The Tokyo International Film Festival (TIFF), (22-30October 2011), and its market arm TIFFCOM, two of Japan’s premiereentertainment industry events, place such a dedicated focus on initiatives tosave the planet – in keeping with Japan’s generally eco-friendly positioning - lastweek’s tragedy there seems all the more poignant. Still, as the Japanese government works to find a solution to its nuclearpower crisis and the devastating consequenc...

"Rebel" festival is waiting for your films!

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International Film Festival Tofifest, known as "rebellious" or "insolent"is waiting for your films. We invite you to apply films for one of three competitive sections in 2011 edition. The awards are Golden Angels and 5000 euro financial awards for the winner. Tofifest is one of the major summer festivals in Poland. For eight years Tofifest has been successfully promoting rebelious, insolent cinema. Cinema that is not  afraid to ask questions about present world. "F...

VIVA ESPANA!

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Currently running in Indian cinemas, Alejandro Gonsalez Inarritu's Biutiful presents a gritty, grimy Barcelona  which is a far cry from the exquisitely beautiful city showcased by Woody Allen in "Vicky Cristiba Barcelona". But Barcelona is only one of several Spanish cities that Indian tourists can set their sights on thanks to Espana's sunny weather, natural beauty  and splendid culture (13 UNESCO World Heritage Sites and 42 World Heritage cities !) Indian travellers w...

World’s longest red carpet to unroll at CamboFest, Cambodia Film Festival (March 1-9)

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World’s longest red carpet to unroll at CamboFest, Cambodia Film Festival The world’s longest red carpet, measuring 26.5 kilometers, will unroll at the upcoming CamboFest Cambodia Film Festival (www.cambofest.com),linking the venue town of Kampot with the seaside coastal town of Kep while shattering existing records for a red carpet event. The lengthy carpet, donated by the Zhejiang Da Guanyuan carpet company of Zhejiang Province, China, is currently on its way to the Cambodian p...

Eighth edition of We Care Film Festival on Disability Issues to be Launched in Mumbai

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The 8th edition of the first of its kind travelling and educational film festival – We Care Filmfest 2011 on Disability Issues  - will be launched from the Y B Chavan Centre, Mumbai, on January 17, 2011 at 10.00 am and will travel across India to various universities and educational institutions.   The We Care Filmfest will be launched in the presence of various local partners - both government and non-governmental - of Mumbai including the Ali Yavar Jung National Institute for th...

CAMBOFEST, Cambodia Film Festival selections for 4th Edition (March 1-9) now online!

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  Selections for CAMBOFEST, Cambodia film festival's 4th edition (March 1-9) are now online at: => http://www.scribd.com/doc/46573815/Public-Lineup-Ongoing-CFEST-4-0  Note: selections and lineup being updated on an ongoing basis...check back for final lineup and schedule (More details at the CamboFest website-> http://www.cambofest.com) ABOUT CAMBOFEST: CAMBOFEST is Cambodia's first international movie event since the end of the Khmer Rouge era, and is ...

Fountainhead e-Letter, December 10 / January 11, Berlin/Germany

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FOUNTAINHEAD® TANZ THEATRE e - LETTER . Berlin/Germany December 2010 / January 2011 www.fountainhead-tanz-theatre.de www.blackinternationalcinema.de www.black-international-cinema.com Please send replies to / Bitte senden Sie Antworten an bicdance@aol.com -------------------------------------------------------------------------- CrossKultur 2010 Tempelhof-Schöneberg, Berlin/Germany Fountainhead Tanz Theatre / XXVI. Black International Cinema Berlin 2011 - ...

The Asia Pacific Screen Awards (APSA) 2010 Ceremony airs this week end...

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The Asia Pacific Screen Awards (APSA) 2010 Ceremony will air through Australia Network this Sunday to 45 countries and 31 million households across Asia, the Pacific and the Indian subcontinent. Hosted by respected International Channel Shanghai anchor Chen Lei and Australia's Indira Naidoo, the APSA Ceremony took place on Australia's Gold Coast last month. 31 films from 15 countries and areas competed for the region's highest accolade in film with the major awards going to films fro...

The Asia Pacific Screen Awards (APSA) 2010 Ceremony airs this week end...

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  The Asia Pacific Screen Awards (APSA) 2010 Ceremony will air through Australia Network this Sunday to 45 countries and 31 million households across Asia, the Pacific and the Indian subcontinent. Hosted by respected International Channel Shanghai anchor Chen Lei and Australia's Indira Naidoo, the APSA Ceremony took place on Australia's Gold Coast last month. 31 films from 15 countries and areas competed for the region's highest accolade in film with the major awards going to films from...

Serengeti by Reinhard Radke, the synopsis

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  The Seregenti: a land of endless spaces, classified by UNESCO World Heritage Centre, stretches many hundred miles from Tanzania to the northern outline of Kenya conservation areas. From the broad plains under the The Ngorongoro Crater  highlands, over the central Serengeti thorn bush lands, as far as to the luxuriant pastures in the North, attracting yearly two millions gazelles and zebras, over about 25.000 square kilometers lands. Serengeti is the measureness dramatic arena...

NEWSLETTER N° 489: December 18, 2010

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Moths

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Director: Wojciech Kuś.
A story about a girl, Julia, who accidentally comes across a hermitage, somewhere in the woods. There lives an old hippie, Bernard, who'd rather stay aloof and remain secluded from the world of the living. Julie, however, is persistent and desires to get to know Bernard better. She hides in the shed and awaits a fit moment to break the ice. Such occasion is the day on which Bernard plans to mend the roof of his house. When ladder collapses under him Julia finds a perfect moment to enter his life.
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