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LOOKING BACK, Cinema's greatest moments... BLADERUNNER (1985)

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Bladerunner at Fantasporto, 2012 What better film to be honored at a 'Fantastic' film festival than the classic Sci-Fi film Bladerunner (1982)! At the 32nd International Film Festival of Porto (Fantasporto), which took place February 20 to March 3, 2012, the film was screened as an homage to cinemas of the future. Directed by Ridley Scott, the canonical film was based on the novel by Sci-Fi writer Philip K. Dick called: "Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?" about...

Bladerunner at Fantasporto, 2012

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Bladerunner at Fantasporto, 2012 What better film to be honored at a 'Fantastic' film festival than the classic Sci-Fi film Bladerunner (1982)! At the 32nd International Film Festival of Porto (Fantasporto) the film was screened as an homage to cinemas of the future. Directed by Ridley Scott, the canonical film was based on the novel by Sci-Fi writer Philip K. Dick called: "Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?" about a time in the future where androids (who look like h...

Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt at SFF

On July 30th, Sarajevo closed its 17th annual Film Festival. Filmmakers, press and film industry persons attended the red carpet awards ceremony with a great surprise Hollywood couple.Brad and Angelina attended the festival to honor the city where Angelina has just wrapped her directorial debut, the film soon to be released, IN THE LAND OF BLOOD AND HONEY (2012). This is the couple arriving on the red carpet seen fro

Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt at SFF

On July 30th, Sarajevo closed its 17th annual Film Festival. Filmmakers, press and film industry persons attended the red carpet awards ceremony with a great surprise Hollywood couple.Brad and Angelina attended the festival to honor the city where Angelina has just wrapped her directorial debut, the film soon to be released, IN THE LAND OF BLOOD AND HONEY (2012). This is the couple arriving on the red carpet seen fro

Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt at SFF

On July 30th, Sarajevo closed its 17th annual Film Festival. Filmmakers, press and film industry persons attended the red carpet awards ceremony with a great surprise Hollywood couple.Brad and Angelina attended the festival to honor the city where Angelina has just wrapped her directorial debut, the film soon to be released, IN THE LAND OF BLOOD AND HONEY (2012). This is the couple arriving on the red carpet seen fro

Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt at SFF

On July 30th, Sarajevo closed its 17th annual Film Festival. Filmmakers, press and film industry persons attended the red carpet awards ceremony with a great surprise Hollywood couple.Brad and Angelina attended the festival to honor the city where Angelina has just wrapped her directorial debut, the film soon to be released, IN THE LAND OF BLOOD AND HONEY (2012). This is the couple arriving on the red carpet seen fro

Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt at SFF

On July 30th, Sarajevo closed its 17th annual Film Festival. Filmmakers, press and film industry persons attended the red carpet awards ceremony with a great surprise Hollywood couple.Brad and Angelina attended the festival to honor the city where Angelina has just wrapped her directorial debut, the film soon to be released, IN THE LAND OF BLOOD AND HONEY (2012). This is the couple arriving on the red carpet seen fro

Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt at SFF

On July 30th, Sarajevo closed its 17th annual Film Festival. Filmmakers, press and film industry persons attended the red carpet awards ceremony with a great surprise Hollywood couple.Brad and Angelina attended the festival to honor the city where Angelina has just wrapped her directorial debut, the film soon to be released, IN THE LAND OF BLOOD AND HONEY (2012). This is the couple arriving on the red carpet seen fro

Michael Kaplan and Me at AIFF 2011

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  Costume Designer Michael Kaplan My interview with Costume Designer Michael Kaplan Fantastic fashion figure, costume designer Michael Kaplan attended the 2011 Aruba International Film Festival for a 'Conversations With' panel session led by journalist Brandon Harris. He spoke at length to press and film aficionados about his illustrious career in Hollywood as costume designer for some of the most celebrated films of cinematic history. Before his ‘Conversations With...

Interview with Michael Kaplan!

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   Costume Designer Michael Kaplan My interview with Costume Designer Michael Kaplan Fantastic fashion figure, costume designer Michael Kaplan attended the 2011 Aruba International Film Festival for a 'Conversations With' panel session led by journalist Brandon Harris. He spoke at length to press and film aficionados about his illustrious career in Hollywood as costume designer for some of the most celebrated films of cinematic history. Before his ‘Conversations With...

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TREE OF LIFE (2011) world premier, Cannes 2011. Sean, Jessica and Brad. photo by Vanessa McMahon 

Into the Darkness

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Into the Darkness (2011) by director Joel Bender is Film Planet Entertainment's latest acquisition, a gripping thriller with a haunting twist that promises to bring viewers into the dark with it. In an in depth interview with actress Dalal Bruchmann, we discussed her upcoming film as well as her skyrocketing acting/singing career.   ME: Dalal, first off let me say that your name is beautiful. Can you tell us what it means? DALAL: Thank you very much for your complime...

"Life Lines" short Film submitted to the San Fransisco Short Film Festival 2010

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Life Lines, is a short Film written & directed by Elisabeth von Zieglauer form south Tirol (Italy) & Martin Albisetti (Switzerland). The short Film was filmed and realized in California, USA. Starring: Sarah Tadayon as Alex & Tschetan Esser as Brad. Synopsis: Alex and Brad, two orphans, live on the road in their car. Alex  has a job in a Diner and Brad lives on a cusp of a drug addiction. Alex wants to send him to a rehab, but Brad wants to celebrate their dead ...

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 ...

Marco Tullio Giordana (Wild Blood)

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My association with Philadelphia Cinema Alliance has once again brought me into contact with a world famous, critically-acclaimed writer/director- Marco Tullio Giordana. In Italy he is one of the most popular and well-regarded filmmakers of the last thirty years. His films such as, I cento passi (2000) Pasolini, un delitto italiano (1995) and most recently Sanguepazzo (Wild Blood) (2008) are so respected that many Universities in the US teach entire courses on Maestro Giordana's work, bo...

New York International Independent Film and Video Festival Awards

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NYIIFVF recently announced the award results for their recent festival that took place in two venues in Manhattan, FEB 28-MARCH 6, 2008. More than 200 films from 50 countries screened in the competition. Best Film Awards Best Feature Film - Journal of a Contract KillerBest Short Film – The Appearances Room (El Espacio de las Apariencias)Best Documentary – Time BombsBest Animation – Eagle Talon The Movie: The Chancellor Only Lives TwiceBest Cinematography – Cuore Scatenato (Raging Heart)B...

New York Film & Video Festival Awards

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NYIIFVF recently announced the award results for their recent festival that took place in two venues in Manhattan, FEB 28-MARCH 6, 2008. More than 200 films from 50 countries screened in the competition. Best Film Awards Best Feature Film- Journal of a Contract KillerBest Short Film – The Appearances Room (El Espacio de las Apariencias)Best Documentary – Time BombsBest Animation – Eagle Talon The Movie: The Chancellor Only Lives TwiceBest Cinematography – Cuore Scatenato (Raging Heart)B...

Halloween Horrors At FLIFF

 Monday, October 29----------Since the Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival always falls over the Halloween holiday, the Festival makes a special effort to involve youngsters and those young at heart with special film programs to celebrate the Halloween horrors. On Wednesday evening at the Cinema Paradiso,, the festivities begins with a late night double feature. First up is FEAST, the film that emerged from the HBO Project Greenlight. In this gore-rama, humans keep trying to outwit n...

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