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Ang Lee’s “Life of Pi” To Open Plus Camerimage Festival with “Side by Side”

PLUS CAMERIMAGE, the International Film Festival of the Art of Cinematography, announced today the heads of the juries who will preside over the eight competition sections at the 20th anniversary edition of the festival taking place November 24th – Dec 1st.   It was also revealed that the Festival will hold the Polish premiere of the highly anticapted ‘Life of Pi,” directed by Ang Lee, with cinematography by Claudio Miranda, who will be in attenndence. The film will be p...

2012 Film Independent Spirit Awards Nominees Video Announcement

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The Spirit Awards celebrates artist-driven filmmaking and recognizes the finest achievements of today’s independent filmmakers.                                     2012 FILM INDEPENDENT SPIRIT AWARD NOMINATIONS ANNOUNCED - $115,000 in grants to be awarded to filmmakers - LOS ANGELES (Novembe...

Film Independent Spirit Awards announced

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Film Independent, the non-profit arts organization that produces the Spirit Awards and the Los Angeles Film Festival, announced nominations for the 2012 Film Independent Spirit Awards this morning. Anthony Mackie and Kate Beckinsale served as presenters. Nominees for Best Feature include 50/50, Beginners, Drive, Take Shelter, The Descendants and The Artist.Margin Call was selected to receive the annual Robert Altman Award, which is bestowed upon one film’s director, casting director and ense...

Laura Dern to Chair Spirit Awards Event Committee

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Film Independent, the non-profit arts organization that produces the Spirit Awards and the Los Angeles Film Festival, announced today that the 2010 Spirit Awards will be held on Friday evening March 5 at LA Live in downtown Los Angeles. The event will be held in a tent on the complexís panoramic event deck beginning at 8:00 p.m. Over the past 25 years, the event has been held at various locations in Los Angeles, including 385 North Restaurant, Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel, Beverly Hills Hotel, R...

2009 Swisscom Leopard of Honour 2009 to William Friedkin

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The Swisscom Leopard of Honour for the 62nd edition of the Locarno International Film Festival will be awarded to American director William Friedkin, and To Live and Die in L.A. (1985) starring William L. Petersen and Willem Dafoe will screen on the Piazza Grande to mark the occasion. A masterclass will also take place at the Spazio Cinema (Forum) and is open to the public. Born in 1935 in Chicago, William Friedkin made his directorial début with Good Times (1967), a musical starring Sonny & C...

Israel Film Festival set to kick off in New York

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The 23rd Israel Film Festival will kick off in New York on October 29th at the Ziegfeld Theatre and run through November 13th at the Clearview’s 62nd & Broadway Cinema. Meir Fenigstein, Founder and Executive Director, announced today the full lineup of films for this year’s Festival which showcases more than 30 new feature films, provocative documentaries, ground-breaking TV dramas, and innovative student films celebrating Israeli life and culture. List of films to follow. The Israel Film F...

FIFTH ANNUAL NEW YORK AIDS FILM FESTIVAL JACK VALENTI & RED BALL AWARDS CEREMONY

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By Maria Esteves - January 12, 2007 The Fifth Annual New York AIDS Film Festival 2007 press coverage is dedicated in Loving Memory of Mel Cheren (January 21, 1933 - December 7, 2007).   The Fifth Annual New York AIDS Film Festival (NYAFF) 2007 Opening Night Jack Valenti Humanitarian Awards Ceremony was held at the United Nations Dag Hammarkjold Auditorium, Thursday, November 29, 2007, 8:00 PM. The Red Ball Awards Ceremony was held at The Riverhouse on World AIDS Day, Saturday, Dece...

'Intent' Overtakes Transformers 2 and Spider-Man 4 on search engines request for films still in development

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 Movie fans are buzzing about the new independent feature film, Intent. Intent is the highest ranked film in development on Internet Movie Database (www.imdb.com), which ranks films based on search requests. Intent has received more traffic and searches on Imdb than Transformers 2 and Spider-Man 4 combined.Since its launch in October, approximately 1.5 million people have also visited www.intentmovie.com, the official website of Intent. During December, the site had a record month, with ove...

FIFTH ANNUAL NEW YORK AIDS FILM FESTIVAL 2007 PRESS COVERAGE

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By Maria Esteves - January 8, 2008 The Fifth Annual New York AIDS Film Festival 2007 press coverage is dedicated in Loving Memory of Mel Cheren (January 21, 1933 - December 7, 2007).   The Fifth Annual New York AIDS Film Festival (NYAFF) 2007 Opening Night Premiere short film MIGRATION directed by Mira Nair, segment of AIDS JAAGO, and documentary film INDIA'S HIDDEN PLAGUE, directed by Ashley Judd, Global Ambassador, YouthAIDS was held at the United Nations Dag Hammarkjold Auditorium...

FIFTH ANNUAL NEW YORK AIDS FILM FESTIVAL OPENING NIGHT GALA & AWARDS CEREMONY PHOTOS

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By Maria Esteves - December 15, 2007  The Fifth Annual New York AIDS Film Festival 2007 press coverage is dedicated in Loving Memory of Mel Cheren (January 21, 1933 - December 7, 2007).   The Fifth Annual New York AIDS Film Festival (NYAFF) 2007 Opening Night Gala was held at the United Nations Dag Hammarkjold Auditorium, Thursday, November 29, 2007, 7:00 PM. The Jack Valenti Humanitarian Awards Ceremony preceded the premiere short film of AIDS JAAGO, directed by Mira Nair, ...

Kluckin Films In Surge Weekly

By Chris Raposa For Weekly Surge Photos by Scott Smallin Staff Photographer Horror flicks can be broken down into three major categories: suspense, slasher, and supernatural. In many cases, these three core components are fused together for the greater goal of the film, which is to scare the hell out of moviegoers. The horror genre in movies dates back to the onset of film itself. In 1896, George

Italian Royal Treatment for the New York AIDS Film Festival

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The New York AIDS Film Festival was awarded a GOLDEN GRAAL ( Italian "Oscars" given by young people to entertainment industry) award in Rome on May 31st 2007. Executive Director Suzanne Engo was accompanied by HRH Prince Emanuele Filiberto Di Savoia who attended with Ms Engo to draw attention to the award and the work of the Film Festival which celebrates it's 5th Birthday this year. The two were introduced by President of the New York AIDS Film Festival board, Italian Supermodel Greta Cavazzoni...

Film In Focus: 48 SHADES

Tuesday, October 31-----The coming-of-age film is now a staple of international cinema. It is a form that continues to fascinate, particularly debut directors. Such is the case with the Australian film 48 SHADES, the writing and directorial debut of actor Daniel Lapaine. Lapaine made his film acting debut in 1994 in the international arthouse hit MURIEL’S WEDDING, which introduced Toni Collette, a much sought after actress down under and in Hollywood. He had substantial roles in the films ...

Directors’ Fortnight has compiled an eclectic mix of 22 films

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THE BUG, THE MURDER, THE MONSTER & THE SUICIDE BOMBERFor Cannes 2006, Directors’ Fortnight has compiled an eclectic mix of 22 films from 19 countries, ranging from Bug, by the 70 year old William Friedkin, who famously directed The French Connection (1971) and Rules of Engagement (2000) to Jindabyne, by Australia’s Ray Lawrence who famously directed Bliss (1985) and Lantana (2001). Andrew L. Urban and Louise Keller report on the selection.From its inception in 1969 by the French Directors Gu...

Golden Globe awards Sideways and Aviator

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The Hollywood Foreign Press Association is known worldwide for its Golden Globe Awards at the end of January every year. The 62th gala ceremony took place at the prestigious Beverly Hills Hilton (host of the Hollywood Awards Ceremony late October and a few other industry events).Best film went to The Aviator, and Sideways best Actor to di Caprio, Best Actress to Annette Bening and Hilary Swank and Best Director to Clint Eastwood.Our point of view at filmfestivals.com was a slight deception on a ...

Cannes soft awards

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The Palme d'Or of this 57th edition of the Festival de Cannes was presented by Charlize Theron to Michael Moore for his film, Fahrenheit 9/11."I can't begin to express my appreciation and my gratitude to the jury, the Festival, to Gilles Jacob, Thierry Frémaux, Bob and Harvey at Miramax, to all of the crew who worked on the film. [...] I have a sneaking suspicion that what you have done here and the response from everyone at the festival, you will assure that the American people will see this f...

Theron to present Palme d'or; other Cannes winners announced

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Tonite, the Palme d'or will be presented by actress Charlize Theron, who is here in Cannes for 'The Life and Times of Peter Sellers', by Stephen Hopkins. Theron plays Britt Eklund, the Swedish actress who was romantically involved with Sellers. Theron met Eklund for the first time on the Croisette and has been acclaimed for an excellent performance. Ashley Judd and Kevin Kline, the US actors of De-Lovely, the Festival's closing film will present the Grand prize. Cannes is not only about the Palm...

De Lovely: Cannes Festival closing film

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The Cannes Film Festival celebrates MGM's 80th Anniversary with Kevin Kline and Ashley Judd in Cole Porter musical. De-lovely a musical biography of American composer Cole Porter directed by Irwin Winkler, will crown the 2004 Cannes Film Festival with music after the Award Ceremony on Saturday, May 22nd, 2004. The film will screen that evening as an official selection out-of-competition. De-lovely stars Kevin Kline, Ashley Judd, and Jonathan Pryce in addition to some of today's biggest pop and ...

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