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Houston Worldfest April 13-22, 2012 calling all filmmakers, submission deadline extended to fest21.com readers to february 29

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FORGET SUNDANCE!   "WorldFest is one of the best conceived festival productions on the planet!" ~ Craig Outhier, film critic, Phoenix press; Tempe Times.  WorldFest-Houston International Film Festival (now in it’s 45th year!) continues with its totally dedicated Independent Film screening format for the upcoming April 13-22, 2012 unspooling at the flagship AMC Studio 30 Dunvale Theaters. WorldFest will screen just 55-60 feature film and 100 Short Film Premiere...

Michel Gondry, President of the Short Film and Cinéfondation Jury

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  Film director Michel Gondry is to head up the short film and Cinéfondation jury of the 64th Festival de Cannes, following in the footsteps of Atom Egoyan, Hou Hsiao Hsien, Martin Scorsese and John Boorman. With his seven feature films, several shorts and seventy-odd music videos, Michel Gondry, who is also a musician, has created an incredibly original body of work coloured with dreamscape qualities and Utopian ideals. A master craftsman, a modern day Méliès, he is a ci...

NEWSLETTER N° 499: february 25, 2011

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 .............                                                                                                                                                          NEWSLETTER N° 499: february 25, 2011 Follow this LINK if you cannot read the newsletter properly  Contact the Editor, Advertise with us  This weekly newsletter reaches 90 931 film professionnals. ...

Michel Gondry, President of the Short Film and Cinéfondation Jury

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Film director Michel Gondry is to head up the short film and Cinéfondation jury of the 64th Festival de Cannes, following in the footsteps of Atom Egoyan, Hou Hsiao Hsien, Martin Scorsese and John Boorman. With his seven feature films, several shorts and seventy-odd music videos, Michel Gondry, who is also a musician, has created an incredibly original body of work coloured with dreamscape qualities and Utopian ideals. A master craftsman, a modern day Méliès, he is a cinemagician wh...

Gilles the tireless

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By ALI NADERZAD - April 12, 2010 (Paris) As dean of the Cannes Festival Gilles Jacob would be expected to handle stars like we handle a road well traveled. Sharp turns are cleared without effort and intersections negotiated with eyes closed. Casualness should be a given for the president of the festival since every night for almost two weeks in May he stands at the top of the Lumière theatre steps to greet the casts and directors of the Selection films. “Ah, there’s Brad and Angelina, h...

Gilles Jacob the tireless

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By ALI NADERZAD - April 12, 2010 (Paris) As dean of the Cannes Festival Gilles Jacob would be expected to handle stars like we handle a road well traveled. Sharp turns are cleared without effort and intersections negotiated with eyes closed. Casualness should be a given for the president of the festival since every night for almost two weeks in May he stands at the top of the Lumière theatre steps to greet the casts and directors of the Selection films. “Ah, there’s Brad and Angelina, h...

Gilles Jacob the tireless

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GILLES THE TIRELESSBy ALI NADERZAD - April 12, 2010 (Paris) As dean of the Cannes Festival Gilles Jacob would be expected to handle stars like we handle a road well traveled. Sharp turns are cleared without effort and intersections negotiated with eyes closed. Casualness should be a given for the president of the festival since every night for almost two weeks in May he stands at the top of the Lumière theatre steps to greet the casts and directors of the Selection films. “Ah, there’s Brad ...

Actress Mink Stole receivesBoston Underground Film Festival's first Lifetime Achievement Award

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The 12th annual Boston Underground Film Festival, which took place at the Kendall Square Cinema in Cambridge, Massachusetts, came to a close Sunday night, March 28, at the Middlesex Lounge with the announcement of this year's winners. The previous night the festival bestowed its first-ever Lifetime Achievement Award on John Waters' muse Mink Stole at a special tribute at The Friendly Toast. ...

The Auction

Director: Gloria U. Y. Kim.
It's Christmas in Toronto, 1978. Eight-year-old Meehee Park longs for two things: to make her mother happy and to get a Cindy doll from Santa. But she soon realizes that Santa isn't real and her parents are struggling to make ends meet. This distresses Meehee to no end, that is until one fateful day when she comes across a neighbourhood auction that will pit her two greatest desires, leaving Meehee to choose between dreams of the past and fitting in with the present.

58th Mannheim-Heidelberg closes with about 60.000 spectators (and strong focus of 40 films only)

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Unique focus on the art of film- The International Filmfestival Mannheim-Heidelberg closes with splendid results Despite the flu and the financial crisis the 58th International Filmfestival Mannheim-Heidelberg ended with surprisingly good results on 15 November 2009. The Festival has a worldwide reputation for selecting the fine spearhead of the best cinema artist from the entire world production and to present them in front of an international audience for the first time. Given the plet...

London Film Festival Audiences Surpass Previous Years

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Yesterday, The Times BFI 53rd London Film Festival rounded off another highly successful year with the world premiere of Sam Taylor-Wood’s NOWHERE BOY. This year’s Festival hosted 193 feature films and 113 short films from 46 countries including 15 world premieres. There were 515 screenings and 553 filmmakers, with 277 of the filmmakers from outside the UK.  With 874 industry delegates accredited, the Festival exceeded last year’s figures and reports the high...

London Film Festival Audience hits a 124 000 record

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Tonight, The Times BFI 53rd London Film Festival rounded off another highly successful year with the world premiere of Sam Taylor-Wood’s NOWHERE BOY. This year’s Festival hosted 193 feature films and 113 short films from 46 countries including 15 world premieres. There were 515 screenings and 553 filmmakers, with 277 of the filmmakers from outside the UK. With 874 industry delegates accredited, the Festival exceeded last year’s figures and reports the highest ever audience attendance in e...

London Film Festival Official Vodcast Day 9

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Highlights from yesterday include: Footage of the gala screening of CHLOE, featuring interview from the director Atom Egoyan, Amanda Seyfried & Juliana Moore KICKS premiere featuring interview with director Lindy Heymann, Kerrie Hayes, Nichola Burley& Jamie Doyle Interview with the directors of Mugabe and the White African, Lucy Bailey and Andrew Thompson at the Film makers afternoon tea, Footage from the "London Moves Me" Outdoor Screening at Trafalgar Square Official London Fi...

Atom Egoyan to be honored by Mannheim-Heidelberg

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A former discovery of the festival is finally back in Mannheim: Atom Egoyan will be honoured „Master of Cinema“ at the „58th International Filmfestival Mannheim-Heidelberg 2009“ Mannheim-Heidelberg, IFMH, 6 October 2009 --- His career took off in Mannheim: In 1984, 24-years-old director Atom Egoyan won one of the most prestigious awards for young cinema, a Golden Ducat at the Mannheim Film Festival for his film „Next of Kin“. On 6 November 2009, the Canadian filmmaker with Armenian ...

Cinema tout dooh new competition at Cinema Tous Ecrans

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For the first time presented within the frame of the 15th edition of the festival Cinéma Tous Ecrans, 2-8 November 2009, Cinéma Tout DOOH is a competiton for short and silent films dedicated to the DOOH (Digital Out Of home). The competion is free and open to all and has as a goal to screen in competition artistic films of max. 20 seconds created specificially for this new medium.The selected films will be broadcast during 3 weeeks on Neo Advertising’s network of screens ( more than 2'000 th...

Chloe, by Atom Egoyan, will open the San Sebastian competition

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The Canadian director Atom Egoyan will open the competition at the San Sebastian Film Festival with his film Chloe, starring Liam Neeson, Julianne Moore and Amanda Seyfried. Egoyan, one of the great renovators of modern film language with movies like Exotica (1994), The Sweet Hereafter (1987) or Ararat (2002), will compete for the first time at San Sebastian.Another outstanding name in contemporary cinema, Rodrigo García, will close the Festival with the North American film Mother and Child, st...

Northern Lights: New Canadian Cinema at ERA

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Wroclaw, Poland-----Canada’s reputation often is overwhelmed by the sheer size and influence of its neighbor to the south. While Canadians may seem interchangeable with Americans to outsiders, the differences are particularly clear in the Canadian film industry, where active governmental subsidy systems have nurtured the careers of such film artists as David Cronenberg, Atom Egoyan, Norman Jewison, Robert Lepage, and Guy Maddin, who is getting a career retrospective here. Kino Kanady: Cinema ...

Northern Lights: New Canadian Cinema

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   by Sandy Mandelberger, Online Dailies Editor  Wroclaw, Poland-----Canada’s reputation often is overwhelmed by the sheer size and influence of its neighbor to the south. While Canadians may seem interchangeable with Americans to outsiders, the differences are particularly clear in the Canadian film industry, where active governmental subsidy systems have nurtured the careers of such film artists as David Cronenberg, Atom Egoyan, Norman Jewison, Robert Lepage, and Guy Maddin,...

SAN FRANCISCO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL BUCKS ECONOMIC TRENDS TO SET NEW RECORDS FOR REVENUE AND ATTENDANCE

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Longest-Running Film Festival in the Americas Enjoys a Spectacular 52nd Year with Superb Programming, Numerous Special Guests and Many Memorable Sold-out Events The San Francisco Film Society wrapped its 52nd San Francisco International Film Festival (April 23-May 7) with 272 screenings of 151 films from 55 countries, with 144 filmmakers and 54 industry guests from 25 countries in attendance, with an estimated 82,000 filmgoers. Over its packed 15 days the Festival set new record highs for att...

Filmfest Hamburg ends its journey through 134 film worlds

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Last night the 16th Filmfest Hamburg came to ist close with the German premiere of the Belgian-French road movie “Eldorado” in the presence of director Bouli Lanners.The 16th Filmfest Hamburg opened with the mountaineering drama “North Face”. The German premiere was attended by director Philipp Stölzl, lead actress Johanna Wokalek and the two actors Simon Schwarz and Georg Friedrich. This year’s Douglas-Sirk-Award was presented to the director Atom Egoyan. The renowned award is presen...

Toronto Film Festival Closed With Awards Announcements

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The Toronto International Film Festival came to a close today with the announcements of various awards. Although Toronto does not have an official competition section (positioning itself as a "public festival"), positive critical praise, strong industry reaction and awards from the discerning Toronto public are important components for the life of the films that have risen to the top at this important event. With ceremonies held at the Awards Reception at the Intercontinental Hotel on the waterf...

Toronto People's Choice Award to Slumdog Millionaire

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The Toronto International Film Festival came to a close Saturday with the announcements of various awards. Although Toronto does not have an official competition section (positioning itself as a "public festival"), positive critical praise, strong industry reaction and awards from the discerning Toronto public are important components for the life of the films that have risen to the top at this important event. With ceremonies held at the Awards Reception at the Intercontinental Hotel on the wat...

Toronto Film Festival Closes With Awards Announcements

 Saturday, September 13------The Toronto International Film Festival came to a close today with the announcements of various awards. Although Toronto does not have an official competition section (positioning itself as a "public festival"), positive critical praise, strong industry reaction and awards from the discerning Toronto public are important components for the life of the films that have risen to the top at this important event. With ceremonies held at the Awards Reception at ...

Bob Hoskins At The Edinburgh Film Festival

 Tuesday, August 7--------Bob Hoskins, one of the most respected English actors of his generation, will be honored at the upcoming Edinburgh International Film Festival, which opens on August 15th and runs through August 26. On the first Friday of the Festival, August 17th, the prolific actor will appear on-stage to discuss his diverse career. This has included stellar work over the past three decades, where the chameleon actor has had the opportunity to portray such historical figures as J Ed...

SPECIAL EXTENDED DEADLINE FOR FEST21 MEMBERS ONLY!

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Today, January 31st is the Final Entry Deadline for the 40th Annual WorldFest-Houston, but as a very special benefit to members/viewers of FEST21 only, we are allowing a special FEST21 Deadline of Friday, February 9th! Your entry must be in our office by that day. To qualify - simply print FEST21 in the upper right-hand corner of the Entry Form! Extra Special benefits for FEST21 members: * Exclusive FEST21 Entry Deadline of FEB 9! * The Late fee is waived!. * One extra Competition Category at N...

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