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Make a difference in cinema history: An appeal from CamboFest founder J Rosette

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If this newsletter is not displaying correctly, click here to view it in your browser  CAMBOFEST, Cambodia Film Festival: thanks to all supporters ~ seeking contributors for Cambodian youth festival staff training  FREEDOM DEAL: Vietnam war-era social issue feature drama reaches milestone - Phase II commences CAMBOFEST, Cambodia The on...

"Aftershock" Wins Best Feature Film at APSA Awards

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China, Korea, Turkey, Israel, Australia, Iran and India win awards BANGKOK ~ Tangshan dadizheng (Aftershock), from the People’s Republic of China, has won the Best Feature Film Award at the fourth annual Asia Pacific Screen Awards (APSA), announced on Thursday (02 December) evening at a stunning ceremony on the Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia. Chinese actor Chen Daoming received the Best Performance by an Actor award for the same film, which is the highest grossing domestic ...

Asia Pacific Screen Awards

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Tangshan dadizheng (Aftershock), from the People’s Republic of China, has won the Best Feature Film Award at the 4th annual Asia Pacific Screen Awards (APSA), announced this evening at a stunning ceremony on the Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia. Chinese actor Chen Daoming received the Best Performance by an Actor award for the same film, which is the highest grossing domestic film of all time at the Chinese box office. President of the International Jury for APSA 2010, Academy-Award winning p...

Park Chan-ok wins APSA NETPAC award

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On the eve of its annual Awards ceremony to be held on the Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia, the Asia Pacific Screen Awards today announced the Winner of the annual APSA NETPAC Prize.Design to nurture outstanding talent in the region, a prize of US$5,000 is offered by APSA in collaboration with the Network for the Promotion of Asian Cinema (NETPAC) to a filmmaker from within the pool of Nominees.The Prize has been awarded to Park Chan-ok, a director and screenwriterfrom the Republic of Korea, f...

Symposium on creative producing

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ASIA PACIFIC SCREEN AWARDS AND CILECT ASIA PACIFIC ASSOCIATION PRESENT 2010 SYMPOSIUM ON CREATIVE PRODUCING The Asia Pacific Screen Awards (APSA) will partner with Asia-Pacific’s regional arm of CILECT, the association of the world's major film and television schools, to present a symposium on creative producing curricula ahead of the fourth annual APSA Ceremony on December 2.Leading professionals and educators across Asia-Pacific will meet in Brisbane and on the Gold Coast for the CILECT Asia...

Film music city Ghent will present a unique concert in Tallinn

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Film music city Ghent will present a unique concert in Tallinn on 2 December On 2 December 2010 the Ghent Film Festival will present in cooperation with the city of Ghent, the province of East Flanders, the Flemish Community and Fluxys a concert in Tallinn featuring film music by Gabriel Yared, Shigeru Umebayashi and Arvo Pärt. The concert will take place on the eve of the European Film Awards in the Estonian capital, which is also the European Capital of Culture 2011 and a twin town of Ghent. ...

PLURAL+ 2010 winners were announced

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PLURAL+ 2010 winners were announced during the Awards Ceremony at the Paley Center for Media On Friday November 12, a crowd of nearly 200 gathered at the Paley Center for Media in New York City to honor the winners of the 2010 PLURAL+ Youth Video Festival. A joint program of the United Nations Alliance of Civilizations and the International Organization for Migration, PLURAL+ provides a platform for young people globally, ages nine to 25, to share their personal experiences, views, questions an...

The Asia Pacific Screen Awards has unveiled the International Jury members presided by Puttnam

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  The Asia Pacific Screen Awards has unveiled the International Jury members who will join previously announced President, Lord David Puttnam, for the fourth annual Asia Pacific Screen Awards to be held on the Gold Coast, Australia, on December 2. Lord David Puttnam, Academy Award winner and producer of Chariots of Fire, The Mission and The Killing Fields, has assembled a Jury of highly experienced industry professionals from across the globe. They are: ...

European Avant-Première of "TROPICO de SANGRE" marks Important Achievements in Eradication of Violence Towards Women

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Helen Dobrensky saw the the avant Première of the dramatic film TROPICO de SANGRE, illustrating the life and death of the three Mirabal sisters, on November 4th at UNESCO. In 1999, the United Nations established the day of November 25th, as the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women to commemorate the murder of the three Mirabal sisters. Ms. Dedé Mirabal still lives in the same household they all grew up. She has been responsible for keeping their le...

CAMBOFEST, Cambodia uncovers another vintage pre-Khmer rouge cinema house

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Here for the first time, CAMBOFEST, Cambodia (www.cambofest.com) staff present on mobile phone video one of the four original cinemas in Kampot, Cambodia. => http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LEndbWYFTFA  Only three of the four original pre-Khmer Rouge era cinema houses remain in Kampot: the 'Maraka', the 'Royal' (re-discovered and brought back to life for the 2009 edition of CamboFest) ...and this one, the third of the three remaining cinema structures left in Kampot, Cambodia...

PLURAL+ 2010 Awards

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Young filmmakers from India and Austria come to NYC to accept award from United Nations-sponsored youth video festival on migration and social inclusion Every day the news is filled with coverage of hot button issues like migration and cultural polarization. Youth around the globe have taken notice and are speaking out about these issues. They picked up video cameras and trained their lenses on the challenges of diversity and integration in their communities and presented a vision of a world fr...

RAINS OF BLOOD : THE FATE OF DOMINICAN REPUBLIC`s MIRABAL SISTERS

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Tribute to Mirabal sisters:Photo by Alain ROBERT RAINS OF BLOOD : The Fate of Dominican Republic`s MIRABAL Sisters PATRIA, MINERVA, MARIA TERESA : How did three graceful sisters in their twenties, from a good family, happy housewives and moms, end up savageously bludgeoned and strangled to death, and dumped down a ravine in the idyllic countryside of this tiny Caribbean country, the Dominican Republic, in a mock car accident, some fifty years ago on November 25th, 1960 ...

MPA APSA Academy Film Fund Attracts more than 40 Projects

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Projects submitted by APSA Academy members from 17 countries including Armenia, Australia, India, Islamic Republic of Iran, Philippines, Fiji, Lebanon, Japan, Israel, People’s Republic of China, Singapore and New Zealand are to be considered for the US$100,000 script development fund which was formed earlier this year by the Motion Picture Association (MPA) and the Asia Pacific Screen Awards (APSA).Four grants, of US$25,000 each, will be allocated to the script development of four new projects...

Vermont Film Fest opens 25th edition this week end

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2010 VERMONT INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL The 25th Anniversary of Vermont’s: OCTOBER 22 – 31, 2010PALACE 9 CINEMAS, SOUTH BURLINGTONThis year marks the 25th anniversary of the Vermont International Film Festival (VTIFF), best known for featuring groundbreaking and independent films from around the globe and here in Vermont. With a special focus on films with artistic and social relevance, the roster of films seeks to broaden local and world views, while doing what movies do best — entertain...

31 nominees for the Asia Pacific Screen awards

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Thirty-one documentary, animated, children’s and feature films from 15 countries and areas have been nominated for Asia-Pacific’s highest accolade in film with Best Feature nominees from Republic of Korea, Taiwan, Turkey and the People’s Republic of China. View the list of 2010 nominees at: http://www.asiapacificscreenawards.com/the_awards/nominees_2010 Winners in the fourth annual APSAs will be determined by an International Jury headed by Academy Award-winning producer Lord David Puttnam...

I'VE SEEN FILMS 2010 Awards

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With a screening program that contained both feature and short films, there were 250 competing works from 72 countries as well as Special Events and Masterclasses that took place, over the Festival’s 10 day-period, at Gnomo Milano Cinema, Centre Culturel Français, Spazio Oberdan, and IULM University. The Gala Award Evening took place on Friday, October 8 in a fully packed ‘Eight Column Hall’ of Milan’s Royal Palace, kindly set at the festival’s disposal by the Culture Department of th...

Common Ground from Asia Pacific Screen Awards

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Common Ground is a collaborative project established between the Asia Pacific Screen Awards, and Unlimited: Designing for the Asia Pacific. Both organisations believe that creativity has the power to shape a positive future for the Asia-Pacific and are committed to programs that create opportunity to promote and celebrate the creative process. Common Ground has been created to provide an open opportunity for individuals across Asia-Pacific to submit self-produced, self-funded film or photography...

Mexico: International Film Festival of Guanajuato (formerly Expresion en Corto)

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Considered the largest film festival in Mexico the Expresion en Corto Short Film Festival run annually since 1997 has morphed this year into the International Film Festival of Guanajuato. Held from July 22 – August 2, the festival has further expanded drawing more visitors and adding more programs in spite of economic constraints. According to the latest figures, an audience of close to 90 000 attended this primarily publicly funded festival which received about 2500 submissions from more than...

A New Festival Comes To Poland

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Poland already has its fair share of film festivals, with yearly events in Warsaw, Krakow and Gdansk, plus the recently concluded ERA New Horizons International Film Festival, named by the Polish Film Institute as the most significant film event in the country. The latter takes place in the UNESCO heritage city of Wroclaw in the southeastern corner of the country, an area that has become a major European go-to destination for its historic architecture and fine cuisine. Wroclaw (known before 1945...

A New Festival Comes To Poland

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Poland already has its fair share of film festivals, with yearly events in Warsaw, Krakow and Gdansk, plus the recently concluded ERA New Horizons International Film Festival, named by the Polish Film Institute as the most significant film event in the country. The latter takes place in the UNESCO heritage city of Wroclaw in the southeastern corner of the country, an area that has become a major European go-to destination for its historic architecture and fine cuisine. Wroclaw (known b...

Travelling Caribbean Film Showcase

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Travelling Caribbean Film Showcase     OFFICIAL ANNOUNCEMENT TO INTERNATIONAL FORUM: CARIBBEAN FILM MARKET & OTHER EXHIBITION ALTERNATIVES.  Caribbean film makers and producers, exhibitors and distribution companies’ representatives from Caribbean zone, Latin America, the Unites States of America, Africa and Europe; to the executives of Public and Private Television companies, the National Film Committees, and to the Caribbean Cultural Aut...

CIFF (Endorsement from UNESCO)

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Vojtěch Jasný: A Lifetime In Film

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  This year's Zlin Film Festival, which is currently running in the UNESCO Heritage city in the northeast corner of the Czech Republic, is providing its visitors and local audiences with an encyclopedic survey of the best Czech and Slovak films of the past 50 years (mirroring the Festival's own 50th anniversary this year). Participating in these festivities is a dapper gentleman of a certain age who has spent a lifetime in the worlds of film in his native Czech Republic and, for t...

Honoring Czech Legend Zdenek Sverák

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For this year's 50th anniversary Jubilee edition of the Zlin Film Festival, held in the UNESCO Heritage City of Zlin in northeastern Czech Republic, several programs heralding Czech cinema of the past and the present are among this year's highlights. This includes a special sidebar for actor/writer/composer Zdenek Sverák, one of Czech cinema's best known faces and talents. Zdenek Sverák is a true renaissance man, having scaled the heights of the film, theater and television worlds as both an ...

Honoring Czech Legend Zdenek Sverák

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Zdenek Sverák in KOLYA For this year's 50th anniversary Jubilee edition of the Zlin Film Festival, held in the UNESCO Heritage City of Zlin in northeastern Czech Republic, several programs heralding Czech cinema of the past and the present are among this year's highlights. This includes a special sidebar for actor/writer/composer Zdenek Sverák, one of Czech cinema's best known faces and talents.  Zdenek Sverák is a true renaissance man, having scaled the heights of the fil...
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