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54th San Francisco International Film Festival Will Present Founder's Directing Award to Oliver Stone

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Director Will Receive Honor at Film Society Awards Night at Bimbo’s 365 Club and Onstage Tribute at Sundance Kabuki CinemasThe San Francisco Film Society announced today that Oliver Stone will be the recipient of the Founder’s Directing Award at the 54th San Francisco International Film Festival (April 21–May 5). The FDA will be presented to Stone at Film Society Awards Night, Thursday, April 28 at Bimbo’s 365 Club.The Film Society’s highly regarded Youth Education program wi...

Bertolucci to kick off Cannes with Honorary Palme d'or

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This is a novelty for the Festival de Cannes: from 2011, the organizers will award an annual Honorary Palme d'or, which will be presented during the Opening Ceremony. This recognition is attributed to an important filmmaker, whose work is authoritative but never got a Palme d'or. In the recent past, Woody Allen, in 2002, or Clint Eastwood in 2009, were awarded this distinction by President Gilles Jacob, on behalf of the Board of Directors of the Festival de Cannes. Now, the act becom...

Oliver Stone to receive Honor at San Francisco Film Society Awards Night

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  Director Will Receive Honor at Film Society Awards Night at Bimbo's 365 Club and Onstage Tribute at Sundance Kabuki Cinemas   San Francisco, CA -- The San Francisco Film Society announced today that Oliver Stone will be the recipient of the Founder's Directing Award at the 54th San Francisco International Film Festival (April 21 - May 5). The FDA will be presented to Stone at Film Society Awards Night, Thursday, April 28 at Bimbo's 365 Club.     ...

Preview on FMX program from Stuttgart animation FX and more...

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  FMX 2011 16th Conference on Animation, Effects, Games and Interactive Media May 3-6, 2011. Stuttgart, Germany. Just one month to go! FMX 2011 is about to kick off to a great start, with just one month to go! This year we are bringing an exciting selection of conference programming to Stuttgart for four days, focusing on the most exciting issues taking place in the industry. FMX takes a fresh look at Stereo 3D including contributions from Weta Digital on the ride "King Kong...

Roger Christian and Ellen Chenoweth will lead the workshops at OFF PLUS CAMERA!

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During our festival, the world cinema stars will conduct the film workshops. Roger Christian, an FX expert in the most famous sci-fi productions will focus on the creative and technical aspects of the job of an art director. Ellen Chenoweth will advise on how to successfully carry out the castings.  Roger Christian is an Oscar winner for Best Art Direction - Set Decoration for George Lucas' “Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope” (1977), where he was responsible for the Jedi lightsabers a...

Demy, Noir and Chinese: Three cycles at next Sebastian International Film Festival

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 The programme of this year's San Sebastian International Film Festival include three cycles This year, the 59th edition of San Sebastian International Film Festival, running from 16-24 September, returns to its tradition of programming three cycles. The usual retrospective dedicated to a classic filmmaker will be accompanied by another two thematic cycles. JACQUES DEMY In its 59th edition, San Sebastian Festival will dedicate a complete retrospective to...

NEWSLETTER N° 500 bis: march 11rd, 2011

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 .............                                                                                                                                                          NEWSLETTER N° 500 bis: march 11rd, 2011 Follow this LINK if you cannot read the newsletter properly  500 Let us toast to that! Since we like that number we will name this issue 500 bis if you do not mind? ...

Clint Eastwood is lying in his new 'J.Edgar Hoover" Movie

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Clint Eastwood is full of "horse dung" in his new movie about FBI director, J.Edgar Hoover" staring Leonardo DiCapprio! In my early position with the NCS in America, "The National Crime Syndicate", I worked closly with Meyer Lansky, boss of the old combination, as had my father, " The Honorable William A. Craft ESQ,  and future partner Paul A. DiCocco Sr! Like all young men on their way up in crime, I had to do my 5 years of low end work, in order to learn my tra...

James Franco accepted award for Outstanding Performance

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Now even though I was scheduled to attend this event, I had a very important dinner meeting this night at a nearby SB Lebanese restaurant 'Zaytoon' (yum, great belly dancer, shisha and garden decor by the way) so I did not attend. But I was told later that Franco was '127 hours late' arriving after an Oscar rehearsal and red carpet interviews were nil as he ran in faster than the speed of light but here is a short recap of the James Franco award panel for 'Outstanding Performance' hosted...

22nd PSIFF Winners and closing gala

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  22nd ANNUAL PALM SPRINGS INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL ANNOUNCES FESTIVAL WINNERS Palm Springs, CA (January 16, 2011) –The 22nd Annual Palm Springs International Film Festival announced this year’s award winners at a luncheon at Spencer’s Restaurant on Sunday, January 16, 2011.  The Festival, held from January 6-17, 2011, screened 205 films from 69 countries, including 41 of the 65 foreign language entries for this year’s Academy Awards®. Palm Springs’ increas...

Palm Springs International Film Festival Awards

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The Whistleblower Mercedes-Benz Audience Award for Best Narrative Feature; Louder Than a Bomb Audience Award for Best Documentary Feature; Of Gods and Men Receives FIPRESCI Award; Nothing's All Bad Receives New Voices/New Visions Award; Summer Pasture Receives The John Schlesinger Award The 22nd Annual Palm Springs International Film Festival announced this year's award winners at a luncheon at Spencer's Restaurant on Sunday, January 16, 2011.  The Festival, held from January 6-17,...

Palm Springs International Film Festival Awards

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The 22nd Annual Palm Springs International Film Festival announced this year's award winners at a luncheon at Spencer's Restaurant on Sunday, January 16, 2011. The Festival, held from January 6-17, 2011, screened 205 films from 69 countries, including 41 of the 65 foreign language entries for this year's Academy Awards®. Palm Springs' increasingly popular Festival continues to expand its diverse programming of quality independent and foreign films, setting the stage for the year's film festiv...

Johnny Depp is America's Favorite Actor followed by Denzel Washington as Number 2

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It's red carpet season and the stars are getting ready for the Golden Globes and the Oscars. Some movie stars are more loved than others and this year, America's favorite movie star is Captain Jack himself, Johnny Depp who moves up from being number 2 last year. Denzel Washington also moves up one notch this year from number 3 to number 2. And the Duke, John Wayne, moves from number 7 to number 3. John Wayne also has the distinction of being the only actor to be on this list every year since 1...

Pierre Rissient in the BigPond Adelaide Film Festival Jury

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The 2011 BigPond Adelaide Film Festival is pleased to announce the five-person jury for its prestigious International Award for Best Feature Film. For the 2011 festival, this award will be known as the 10 NEWS INTERNATIONAL AWARD for BEST FEATURE FILM, thanks to the generous support of 10 News, who will present a cash prize of $25,000 to the director of the winning film.Presiding over the 2011 jury will be Julietta Sichel, producer and former director of programming for the Karlovy Vary Film Fes...

Reconciliation: Mandela's Miracle a film

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Reconciliation: Mandela's Miracle a film : documentaryReconciliation: Mandela's Miracle a filmby Michael Henry Wilsonby RonGilbert The title of this film says it all. Yes! Nelson Mandela is amiracle and an inspiration. In America we hadMartin Luther King and in SouthAfrica they hadNelson Mandela, who has this fortitude and determination and he never lost hopeeven after spending 26 years in prison. He is a precious gift to everyone. Oscarwinning director Clint Eastwood’s voice is at the openi...

Museum of Tolerance International Film Festival (MOTIFF) announces slate of 22 Films

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  Museum of Tolerance Announces Slate of 22 Films for its First International Film Festival November 13-18, 2010 in Los Angeles The Museum of Tolerance has announced its lineup of films for the first Museum of Tolerance International Film Festival (MOTIFF) taking place November 13-18, 2010 in Los Angeles, it was announced today by Museum officials. The opening night film will be "The Way Back," directed by six-time Academy Award® nominee Peter Weir. Inspired by Slavo...

Museum of Tolerance International Film Festival (MOTIFF) announces slate of 22 Films

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Museum of Tolerance Announces Slate of 22 Films for its First International Film Festival November 13-18, 2010 in Los Angeles The Museum of Tolerance has announced its lineup of films for the first Museum of Tolerance International Film Festival (MOTIFF) taking place November 13-18, 2010 in Los Angeles, it was announced today by Museum officials. The opening night film will be "The Way Back," directed by six-time Academy Award® nominee Peter Weir. Inspired by Slavomir Rawicz's acclaimed novel, ...

The 2010 New York Film Festival

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The New York Film Festival, still after 22 years under the outstanding stewardship of Richard Pena, has completed its 48th edition running from September 24 to October 10. It has remained a most desirable platform for directors and the place to detect tendencies for high quality commercial movie making and for films in the art cinema sector. It is a festival where film tastes are shaped and where an upscale discerning audience derives pointers for serious filmmaking and for features they should...

Santa Barbara International Film Festival to honour Christopher Nolan

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Christopher Nolan, writer/director/producer of the acclaimed blockbuster Inception, will receive the Santa Barbara International Film Festival’s highest honor, Modern Master Award, presented by lynda.com. Announced today by SBIFF Executive Director Roger Durling, the event – which will take place on Sunday, January 30, 2011 at the historic Arlington Theatre - will provide a rare and highly anticipated look at one of the most in demand filmmakers today.The Modern Master Award is the highest h...

Hereafter," Clint Eastwood's latest film in release stars Cécile de France

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Oscar® winner Matt Damon ("Good Will Hunting," "Invictus") stars in "Hereafter," directed by Academy Award® winner Clint Eastwood ("Million Dollar Baby," "Unforgiven") from a screenplay by two time Oscar® nominee Peter Morgan ("Frost/Nixon," "The Queen"). "Hereafter" tells the story of three people who are haunted by mortality in different ways. Matt Damon stars as George, a blue-collar American who has a special connection to the afterlife. On the other side of the world, Marie (Cecile de Fr...

NEWSLETTER N° 479: October 7, 2010

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 .............                                                                                                                                                          WELCOME TO OUR NEWSLETTER N° 479: October 7, 2010 Follow this LINK if you cannot read the newsletter properly Contact the Editor, Advertise on the sites.  Our newsletter reaches 82 000 film professionn...

NEWSLETTER N° 478: September 30, 2010

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                                                                                                                                                          WELCOME TO OUR NEWSLETTER N° 478: September 30, 2010 Follow this LINK if you cannot read the newsletter properly C...

Clint Eastwood to be honored at MOTIFF gala reception

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  The Museum of Tolerance will present the First Museum of Tolerance International Film Festival (MOTIFF) November 13-18, 2010 in Los Angeles, it was announced today by Museum officials.  Festival offerings will be screened in several theaters including the 300-seat state-of-the-art Peltz Theatre. The MOTIFF will be screening films from around the globe that shine a light on human rights issues both past and present.  Intertwined with classic films that bolster the Museum of T...

Clint Eastwood will be honored at MOTIFF festival

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The Museum of Tolerance will present the First Museum of Tolerance International Film Festival (MOTIFF) November 13-18, 2010 in Los Angeles, it was announced today by Museum officials. Festival offerings will be screened in several theaters including the 300-seat state-of-the-art Peltz Theatre. The MOTIFF will be screening films from around the globe that shine a light on human rights issues both past and present. Intertwined with classic films that bolster the Museum of Tolerance’s mission,...

The Who's Who Of Toronto

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  Woody Allen and Anthony Hopkins For you stargazers, here is a list of the films that feature top rank film directors and acting talents that are premiering this week at the Toronto International Film Festival (and the talent that is here): 127 HOURS (Danny Boyle, Director; James Franco, Actor) AMIGO (John Sayles, Director; Chris Cooper, Actor) ANOTHER YEAR (Mike Leigh, Director; Jim Broadbent, Actor) THE BANG BANG CLUB (Ryan Phillipe, Actor) BARNEY...
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