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 Edie is a 2017 British drama film directed by Simon Hunter and written by Elizabeth O'Halloran. Discovered at the SBIFF not to be forgotten.

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VODО – between piracy and film industry

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In 2006 a group of friends who call themselves The League of Noble Peers, shot the documentary Steal This Film. The subject of the film is the fight between world’s biggest torrent Piratebay and several smaller, also based in Sweden websites, offering free but according to a lot of countries’ laws, illegal downloading of films on one hand, and Hollywood majors on the other. The film is notable for its critical analysis of an alleged regulatory capture attempt performed by the Hollyw...

IFFBoston 2009 – Day Five – The World You Make with Forbidden: 3 of 3

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Marco Bechis’ Birdwatchers could have gone horribly awry.  Surficially an extinction survival story, pitting a dwindling indigenous people against the encroachment of the outside world that encircles and threatens to strangle, it could have been a treacly morality tale espousing the nobility of the native against the evils of modernity and our collective lost way.  But it is not. What it is, is a take on competing interests making a place for themselves that has echoes of Israel and ...

WTO Releases Panel Report on China Market Access Case

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Independent Film & Television Alliance Comments on ReportThe Independent Film and Television Alliance applauds the tenacious efforts of the United States Trade Representative Office in bringing about a successful result for the motion picture, sound recording and book publishing industries in the market access case against the People’s Republic of China as outlined in the Panel Report issued today by the World Trade Organization Secretariat. “The Report issued today is important progress in ...

Tsui Hark, Rachid Bouchareb and Terry Gilliam honoured in Dubai

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The Dubai International Film Festival today honoured two of its three 2008 Lifetime Achievement Awards recipients in a special press conference.   Tsui Hark, a major Hong Kong filmmaker, and Rachid Bouchareb, an Algerian-French director, were present to discuss their work with the audience.   Terry Gilliam, the third honouree, attended DIFF earlier in the week and received his award in a special award ceremony on December 12.   Moderator Simon Fiel...

Tsui Hark, Rachid Bouchareb and Terry Gilliam honoured in Dubai

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The Dubai International Film Festival today honoured two of its three 2008 Lifetime Achievement Awards recipients in a special press conference. Tsui Hark, a major Hong Kong filmmaker, and Rachid Bouchareb, an Algerian-French director, were present to discuss their work with the audience. Terry Gilliam, the third honouree, attended DIFF earlier in the week and received his award in a special award ceremony on December 12. Moderator Simon Field stated: "The idea of the Lifetime Achievement ...

NEWSLETTER N° 338: November 7, 2007

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FESTIVALS AGENDA SUBMISSION CALENDARS Festivals calling for your films... This week, this month...   _______________________________________________________________________________________ FESTIVALS IN ACTION - THE VIDEO DAILIES Coverage from fest21.com on London Rome ...

AFI Dallas in full swing with heavy line up

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 AFI DALLAS International Film Festival Presented by Target, Founding Sponsor Victory Park announces Helen Hunt's directorial debut, THEN SHE FOUND ME, as the festival's Opening Night Gala presentation and Stuart Townsend's BATTLE IN SEATTLE as its Closing Night Gala presentation.The eleven-day festival (March 27 - April 6), will feature 210 feature films and shorts with 290 screenings. Once again, the Target Ten Narrative and Target Ten Documentary Competition winners will receive two unre...

AFI Dallas in full swing

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AFI DALLAS International Film Festival Presented by Target, Founding Sponsor Victory Park announces Helen Hunt’s directorial debut, THEN SHE FOUND ME, as the festival’s Opening Night Gala presentation and Stuart Townsend’s BATTLE IN SEATTLE as its Closing Night Gala presentation.The eleven-day festival (March 27 – April 6), will feature 210 feature films and shorts with 290 screenings. Once again, the Target Ten Narrative and Target Ten Documentary Competition winners will receive two u...

SXSW Announces Lineup

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The 15th annual South by Southwest (SXSW) Film Conference & Festival is thrilled to announce the complete lineup of feature films slated to screen at the event, March 7-15, in Austin, Texas.Over the course of nine days, 114 features will screen at the festival, with65 of those having their world premieres at SXSW 2008. Among the high-profile films added to the festival¹s ³Spotlight Premieres² categoryare: Kimberly Peirce¹s 'Stop-Loss,' Nicholas Stoller¹s 'Forgetting Sarah Marshall,' Martin ...

Michael Eisner, Helen Hunt ...announced for Panels at South by Southwest

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The South by Southwest (SXSW) Film Conference & Festival is happy to announce some additional titles and guest speakers confirmed for this year's event, March 7-15, in Austin, Texas.Among the big titles unveiled, is the highly-anticipated New Line Cinema release 'Harold and Kumar Escape from Guantanamo Bay,' directed by Jon Hurwitz and Hayden Schlossberg. The sequel to the popular comedy, 'Harold and Kumar Go To White Castle.' This time, the boys (Kal Penn and John Cho) get themselves in trouble...

Bahamas Festival unveiled a line up for paradise

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Festival Founder and Executive Director Leslie Vanderpool has revealed the final program details for the 4th edition of the Bahamas International Film Festival (BIFF). This year, the Festival will showcase 83 films from 26 different countries, including 54 features of which several are world or international premieres and nearly all Bahamian premieres. The four competition categories at BIFF are Spirit of Freedom: Dramatic; Spirit of Freedom: Documentary; New Vision; and Short Film. BIFF 2007 ta...

Bahamas Festival line up is locked with great surprises

At a press conference in Nassau this morning, Festival Founder and Executive Director Leslie Vanderpool announced the final program details for the 4th edition of the Bahamas International Film Festival (BIFF). This year, the Festival will showcase 83 films from 26 different countries, including 54 features of which several are world or international premieres and nearly all Bahamian premieres. The four competition categories at BIFF are Spirit of Freedom: Dramatic; Spirit of Freedom: Documentar...

Biz Buzz: More Deals Announced

 Thursday, September 13---------As the Toronto International Film Festival moves into its final weekend, more distribution deals were announced. While the film trades have dubbed this session a little underwhelming in terms of acquisitions, expect news to trickle out in the coming weeks. As one film buyer I talked to said: "With the marketplace so difficult for international films and documentaries doing less than last year, it is difficult to fall under the pressure to pick up something a...

Special Presentations during this year's Toronto Festival

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The Toronto International Film Festival announced the addition of eight titles to screen as Special Presentations during this year's Festival, running September 6 - 15, 2007. These films join 17 titles as previously announced Special Presentations to date, and offer the latest achievements from an array of veteran filmmakers, directors on the rise, and celebrated actors working behind the camera. Titles announced today feature some of cinema's most well-known talent, including performances by Br...

Entertainment Law Institute Global Film Conference in New Orleans

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On March 10 and 11, 2005, The Louisiana State Bar Association’s Art Entertainment & Sports Law Section, together with the Motion Picture Association of America, will co-host the one and a half-day Louisiana Entertainment Law Institute Global Film Conference in New Orleans, Louisiana, at the host hotel, the Bourbon Orleans, A Wyndham Historic Hotel.John Malcolm, MPAA Senior Vice-President and Director of Worldwide Anti-Piracy Operations, will give the Keynote Host Presentation in a Plenary Sess...

The Silver Lake Film Festival showcased Betrunner

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The Silver Lake Film Festival closed here September 30th after moving this year’s event to the state of the art Arclight Cinema’s in Hollywood. SLFF is as an international, multi-cultural event that reflects the cultural diversity, edgy creativity and historic cinematic roots of the Silver Lake community. Last year’s festival featured more than 135 films, including features, shorts, documentaries and film performance art as well as musical performances, lectures, literary readings and wild...

whats up at Silver Lake fest

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Opening Night: National Premiere of United Artists' "The Yes Men" and Gala PartyThursday, Sept. 23, 7:30 pm; tickets $48"The Yes Men" follows the real-life group of prankster-activists () as they gain worldwide notoriety for impersonating officials of the World Trade Organization. The film is directed by Chris Smith, Dan Ollman and Sarah Price, the filmmaking team behind acclaimed Sundance Grand Prize Jury winner "American Movie" A special appearance by The Yes Men themselves promises to make th...

Maui Fest line up, ready to go

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Maui film festival line upJune 16-20 2004 FAMILY FILMS: TWO BROTHERS (Opening Night at the Celestial Cinema. Keiki under 6 FREE) THE BLUE BUTTERFLY (William Hurt stars in this family drama shot in the jungles of Central America) FARTHER THAN THE EYE CAN SEE (A blind mountain climber takes on Mt. Everest -- spectacular!) ROMANTIC COMEDY: DANNY DECKCHAIR (Sweet unpredictable love story from Australia) SEDUCING DR. LEWIS (A sleeper hit in Canada about a small town's attempt to woo a doctor to open ...

Renewing policies on cultural exceptions - Forum

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AUDIOVISUAL AUTHORITIES, EXPERTS AND PROFESSIONALS FROM AROUND THE WORLD TO STUDY WAYS TO FOSTER CULTURAL DIVERSITY IN THE CONTEXT OF GLOBAL OPERATOR ACTIVITYTHE MEETING, TO BE HELD AT BARCELONA FORUM 2004, WILL DISCUSS RENEWING THE POLICIES OF CULTURAL EXCEPTIONRepresentatives from the 98 audiovisual authorities in the world, together with operators, producers and experts will meet at Barcelona Forum 2004 to discuss the role that regulators can play in fostering cultural diversity. The new conc...

Panorama Dokumente 2004: Politics Alert

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From Woody Harrelson’s gift for green issues and an anarchistic political satire on the WTO to the illumination of politically uncharted regions in Latin America*, from Karmakar’s essay about a forgotten concentration camp in southeast Poland to the growing-up of Palestinian children – from the situation of Iranian women, the homeless in Hollywood, intellectual women on the different sides of wars and conflicts to analytical portraits of culturally relevant artists like Klaus Nomi and The ...

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