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Rob Reiner’s “The Magic of Belle Isle” to open Aruba Fest

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 Program details for the 3rd annual Aruba International Film Festival (AIFF), which takes place June 22-28, 2012, were announced today. The Festival will showcase a diverse array of films from 18 different countries and feature several international and South American premieres. The lineup was announced by AIFF Artistic Director Claudio Masenza along with Festival founder Jonathan Vieira.   AIFF will open with the international premiere of director Rob Reiner’s ...

What's cooking at Roma Fest 6th edition?

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Fifteen films in competition for the Official Selection of the sixth edition of the International Rome Film Festival (27th October - 4th November) featuring productions from all over the world.  Among many others, the scheduled films include Hotel Lux by Leander Haußmann, Babycall by Pål Sletaune, Hysteria by Tanya Wexler, Poongsan by Juhn Jaihong, The Eye of the Storm by Fred Schepisi with Geoffrey Rush and Charlotte Rampling, Une vie meilleure by Cédric Kahn with Guillaume Canet, Magic V...

4 festivals to be held at The Picturehouse - Singapore's first arthouse cinema

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After three years since its re-opening in 2006, The Picturehouse has shared its passion for cinema with movie fanatics by screening countless arthouse films and independent movies; and the popular arthouse cinema located at The Cathay is now taking on a more active approach towards screening the latest cutting edge movies from film festival winners. This year, The Picturehouse had hosted the annual Italian Film Festival in June, as well as the Israel Film Festival in September. From Octobe...

The Picturehouse Ups The Ante With Film Festivals

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After three years since its re-opening in 2006, The Picturehouse has shared its passion for cinema with movie fanatics by screening countless arthouse films and independent movies; and the popular arthouse cinema located at The Cathay is now taking on a more active approach towards screening the latest cutting edge movies from film festival winners. This year, The Picturehouse had hosted the annual Italian Film Festival in June, as well as the Israel Film Festival in September. From October 2009...

Sarasota Film Festival highlights

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The 11th Annual Regal Entertainment Group SARASOTA FILM FESTIVAL will get underway on Friday evening March 27, 2009 and run through Sunday, April 5, 2009. The Festival will be presented at Sarasota’s Hollywood 20 Cinemas with Opening Night at the Van Wezel Performing Arts Center, Closing Night Tribute at the Sarasota Opera House, screenings and conversations at the Historic Asolo, and other area venues. This year’s Festival will present over 160 narrative, documentary and short films from t...

Unifrance takes French films around the world: January 2009

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A review of French films at festivals (selections, awards) and funding support for commercial release in January 2009. Festivals: delegations, selections, and awards (feature films) Unifrance’s 11th Rendez-Vous with French Cinema in Paris In keeping with its annual tradition, Unifrance welcomed this year 420 distributors from 45 countries, 34 French sales companies, 140 journalists from 25 countries, and around 100 artists at the Rendez-Vous event held in Paris over four days...

2008 Lumiere Awards

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Foreign media representatives based in Paris gathered at the Académie des Lumières to present the 2008 Lumiere Awards honoring the year’s most outstanding achievements in French and francophone films.   Paris, January 20, 2009. Foreign media representatives based in Paris gathered together at the Académie des Lumières last night, presented the 2008 Lumiere Awards, France’s answer to the Golden Globes, in recognition of outstanding achievement in the French and French-...

Catherine Deneuve launches the reopening of the London Ciné Lumière

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On January 9, Catherine Deneuve inaugurated the new Ciné Lumière in London, reopened to the public after major renovations.   The Ciné Lumière has reopened with a gala launch featuring three high-profile preview screenings: Un conte de Noël (A Christmas Tale), Entre les murs (The Class), and Faubourg 36 (Paris 36). Arnaud Desplechin and Catherine Deneuve presented Un conte de Noël on Friday, while Christophe Barratier, Nora Arnezeder, and Gérard Jugnot presented F...

French Film To Open 32nd Montreal World Film Festival

 by Sandy Mandelberger, Montreal FF Dailies Editor Monday, August 18------If there ever was a love affair between cities, the intimate relationship between Paris and Montreal would be a novel unto itself. Both cities are proud standard bearers for the French language and French culture, although the Montrealers have added a Quebec twist to the traditional patrimonie.The bonds are further evidenced by the announcement of the Opening Night Film for this year's Montreal World Film Festival. The 3...

1st Salon du Cinéma, Paris Porte de Versailles

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Le Salon du Cinéma goes backstage and will offer 3 days of cinematic adventure (12-14 January 2007) to more than 50 000 expected visitors in one location (8 000 m2). The Salon du Cinema offers cinema lovers of all kinds this unique occasion to discover cinema. "Cinema has its festivals, premieres, gatherings and award shows. Meanwhile, there are Salons and Exhibitions in almost every field; from cars and chocolates, to plants and bathrooms. Suprisingly, however, there has never been a "Sa...

Q & A with Mr Ansu Sur, Festival Director, Kolkata Film Festival

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In what way is this year’s KolKota festival, the 11th, different from previous years? We have continued with the same components within the previous structure but regarding film selection we have become more serious, we are looking at more cerebral films, giving better cerebral exercise to our audiences. Our Pedro Almodovar retrospective is an example of this. And in the international section there are several lesser known directors but we have given preference to them because of their crea...

Tables rondes & rencontres du Marchéà Cannes

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Mercredi 17 mai :17:00 - 19:00 / Short film Corner - Palais 01 - Allée 14Happy Hour, avec la participation de Mediterranean Films Crossing Borders etEuropean Films Crossing BordersJeudi 18 mai :17:00 -19:00 / Short Film CornerHAPPY HOUR, avec la participation de France 217:00 / Short Film CornerRemise du PRIX FRANCE 2 Vendredi 19 mai :11:00 / Lounge Orange (Plage La Mandala)Remise officielle des prix de la 2ème édition du CONCOURS "ORANGE FILM COURT"Président du jury : Christophe Barratier e...

Calcutta Festival Gets Into Full Swing

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November 15, 2005 THE 11th annual Kolkata(Calcutta) Film Festival (KFF) is in full swing this week with more than 125,000 people expected to see a total of 138 films at 240 screenings in eight venues. The festival got off on a high note with the showing of Christophe Barratier’s Les Choristes for the inaugural evening, marking the first time the French box-office hit has been shown in the sub-continent. The film was shown in the largest of the three halls that make up Nanda...

Q&A with Mr Ansu Sur, Kolkata Fest Director

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Q & A with Mr Ansu Sur, Festival Director, Kolkata Film Festival.By Jeremy ColsonIn what way is this year’s KolKota festival, the 11th, different from previous years?We have continued with the same components within the previous structure but regarding film selection we have become more serious, we are looking at more cerebral films, giving better cerebral exercise to our audiences. Our Pedro Almodovar retrospective is an example of this. And in the international section there are several less...

Kolkata Festival Gets Into Full Swing

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Record-Breaking attendance of more than 125,000 anticipatedThe 11th annual Kolkata(Calcutta) Film Festival (KFF) is in full swing this week with more than 125,000 people expected to see a total of 138 films at 240 screenings in eight venues.The festival got off on a high note with the showing of Christophe Barratier’s Les Choristes for the inaugural evening, marking the first time the French box-office hit has been shown in the sub-continent.The film was shown in the largest of the three halls...

Bermuda Fest in action, opens with The Upside of Anger

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BERMUDA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL ANNOUNCES 2005 LINEUP“THE UPSIDE OF ANGER” and “MAD HOT BALLROOM” OPEN and CLOSE MICHAEL WINTERBOTTOM TO BE “FILMAKER IN FOCUS” Showcasing a film line-up as rich and eclectic as the culture of the island itself, the Bermuda International Film Festival will welcome visitors for the 8th annual Fest, March 18-24. . The Bermuda International Film Festival invites influences from around the world with films that will compete for Best Feature from the ...

Santa Fe Fest packed with Oscar hopefuls

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THE SANTA FE FILM FESTIVAL 2004 December 1 – December 5 The Santa Fe Film Festival, which opens Wednesday, is preserving its reputation as an Oscar bellwether.Seven titles that played in last year’s Santa Fe Film Festival subsequently netted Oscar honors, collecting a grand total of 16 nominations among them.This season’s Oscar finalists won’t be announced until Jan. 25, 2005, with the awards ceremony following on Feb. 27.But two documentary features in this week’s Santa Fe Film Festiv...

Ljubljana Film Festival awards revealed

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WINNERS OF THE 15TH LJUBLJANA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (10th-24th November)After 14 days, 110 films shown, more than 50 000 visitors, 15th LIFFe is finished. At the closing ceremony on the 24th of November three awards were given to three different films screened at the festival.First the FIPRESCI jury, of the International Federation of Film Critics, composed of renowned film critics, Marco Lombardi, Maya Dimitrieva and Peter Kolsek, bestowed the Grand Prix to Czech Dreams by Vit Klusak and ...

AFI closes with solid 20% public attendance growth

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Standing ovations for international cinema masters like Pedro Almodóvar, Jean-Pierre Jeunet and Terry George at AFI FEST 2004, which concluded Sunday at ArcLight Hollywood's Cinerama Dome with the US Premiere of New Line Cinema's SEA INSIDE. Written and directed by Alejandro Amenábar, the film stars Javier Bardem. Both filmmaker and star were in attendance.Although attendance figures are still being tabulated, festival organizers have seen a 20% increase in Box Office receipts over the previou...

AFI Film Festival US Top Fifteen Festival

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AFI (American Film Institute Film Festival: 4-14 Septembre) The eleven day 2004 Festival is in its 18th year and set to close on November 14, 2004 in Hollywood, California. This Festival is the longest running festival in the Los Angeles area and one of the most respected. AFI is referred to as one of the Top Fiteenn Film Festivals held within the United Sates. With the high caliber line up, dynamic programming events and a multitude of special guests it's easy to see why this festival has appro...

Denver Fest RAY'S the Roof at 27th Year

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The Rocky Mountains of Denver were privileged to have one of the nations top ten film festivals take place at the Denver International Film Festival this past week. Opening up with Universals anticipated RAY staring Jamie Foxx as the magnetic soul blues man Ray Charles; the Festival presented a dynamic Opening Night Gala. The downtown Buelle Theater filled to capacity, Director and co-writer Taylor Hackford, producers Stuart Benjamin, Karen and Howard Baldwin, cast members Jamie Foxx, Regina K...

Fresh news for Aspen Fest

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Today Aspen Filmfest announced the program for its 26th edition which runs September 29 - October 3 in Aspen at the Wheeler Opera House, Carbondale's Crystal Theatre and The Springs Theatre in Glenwood Springs. This annual highly respected festival will host a diverse array of features, documentaries and special presentations including an in-person tribute to Michael Douglas, a panel on the new political documentary, and acclaimed features and documentaries from around the world. Tickets go on s...

A flood of European films in Toronto

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It may not be a record, but 120 European films in the Toronto Film Festival certainly represents the largest contingent of any one film community at this very international event. The films are included in every section of the Festival, from the highly commercial Gala Screenings to the obscure Midnight Madness offerings.The Festival is presenting the latest works from such acknowledged film masters as Jean Luc Godard (with Notre Musique, a poetic meditation on modern life and anxiety), Pedro Alm...

Stars Shine at Toronto’s 29th Film Festival

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Stars Shine at Toronto’s 29th International Film FestivalThe Toronto International Film Festival now in its 29th year, brings the biggest and brightest stars of Hollywood, the film industry and the world to this prestigious Film Festival. TIFF takes place from September 9th to the 18th and is known and the largest and best Film Festival worldwide. The list of visitors who will be on hand in Toronto will be meeting greeting and highlighting there newest films and projects to best promote the m...

Solid Line Up for Toronto fest

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Toronto festival (Sept. 9-18) has revealed its full line upGALA PRESENTATIONSWorld PremiereARSÈNE LUPIN (F)Jean-Paul Salomé, France / United Kingdom / Spain / Italy, 2004World PremiereBEING JULIA (F)István Szabó, Canada / United Kingdom / Hungary, 2004World PremiereBEYOND THE SEA (F)Kevin Spacey, United Kingdom / Germany, 2004North American PremiereCLEAN (F)Olivier Assayas, France / United Kingdom / Canada, 2004World PremiereDOWNFALL (F)Oliver Hirschbiegel, Germany, 2004World PremiereFIVE CH...

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