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HOLLYWOOD FOREIGN PRESS ASSOCIATION 2008 GOLDEN GLOBE AWARDS NOMINATIONS FOR THE YEAR ENDED DECEMBER 31, 2008 Jorge Camara, president of the HFPA 1. BEST MOTION PICTURE - DRAMA THE CURIOUS CASE OF BENJAMIN BUTTON Warner Bros. Pictures and Paramount Pictures; Warner Bros. Pictures and Paramount Pictures FROST/NIXON Imagine Entertainment, Working Title, Studio Canal; Universal Pictures THE READER Mirage Enterprises; The Weinstein Company REVOLUTIONARY ROAD An Evamere Enter...

Plot and cast of Doctor Parnassus

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The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus is an upcoming fantasy-adventure mystery film directed by Terry Gilliam and written by Gilliam and Charles McKeown. In the film, the leader of a traveling theater troupe, through a deal with the Devil, takes audience members through a magical mirror to explore their imaginations. Christopher Plummer, Tom Waits, and Heath Ledger star in the film, though the death of Ledger midway through filming caused production to be temporarily suspended. Ledger's role was...

The nominees for the British Independent Film Awards.

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The nominations and jury members for the eleventh annual British Independent Film Awards (BIFAs) were announced today, Tuesday 28 October at Soho House in London. The nominations this year reflect the up and coming and internationally renowned on and off screen talent and also demonstrate a strong multicultural presence.Elliot Grove, founder of Raindance and the British Independent Film Awards says: "The nominations reveal an unparalleled number of new and young film talent across the various ca...

Sarajevo Film Festival - Belfast's Best Son

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Ever since 1980s Belfast-born writer and director George Terry has been writing and producing plays at NYC's Irish Arts Center. His combination of theatrical and journalistic experience, gave him the chance to co-script "In the Name of the Father" (1993) directed by Jim Sheridan. George first collaborated with Sheridan on his 1985 play "The Tunnel", based on his experiences as a prisoner in British jails in Northern Ireland. "In the Name of the Father" won an O...

Toronto Film Festival Facts And Figures

Saturday, September 6-------The facts and figures of this year's  Toronto International Film Festival go something like this: 312 films from 64 countries, including 249 feature-length films, 76 per cent of which are world, international or North American premieres, and 61 of which are feature directorial debuts. Aside from close to 1500 international members of the press and the film industry, the Festival is also welcoming over 500 international stars and special guests on the red carpet. T...

Toronto FF Embraces the difficult

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While the Toronto International Film Festival, which starts this Thursday, does embrace its valuted position as a a prime launching pad for films with "awards season" ambitions, this year's program contains a number of high profile films that can only be classified as "difficult". Perhaps the Festival alchemy can transform these audience-challenging films into something that has "must see" buzz, but the Festival is to commended for attempting to showcase films of tough integrity that may not ult...

Toronto FF Embraces The Difficult

Tuesday, September 2------While the Toronto International Film Festival, which starts this Thursday, does embrace its valuted position as a a prime launching pad for films with "awards season" ambitions, this year's program contains a number of high profile films that can only be classified as "difficult". Perhaps the Festival alchemy can transform these audience-challenging films into something that has "must see" buzz, but the Festival is to commended for attempti...

Sydney Film Festival raises its reward to $60,000

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There have been more red carpets than a Persian carpet showroom at the Sydney Film Festival this year. The festival ends its ‘red carpet marathon’ this evening with the Australian premiere of The Square, competing for a record $60,000 Sydney Film Prize with 11 other official competition films, each one graced with a red carpet gala for its opening night premiere. But Australia is no longer a classless society. The red carpet at Sydney Film Festival has two lanes – one for all the ticket-...

Sydney Film Festival offers $60,000 reward

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There have been more red carpets than a Persian carpet showroom at the Sydney Film Festival this year.  The festival ends its ‘red carpet marathon’ this evening with the Australian premiere of The Square, competing for a record $60,000 Sydney Film Prize with 11 other official competition films, each one graced with a red carpet gala for its opening night premiere. But Australia is no longer a classless society.  The red carpet at Sydney Film Festival has two lanes – one for all the ticke...

Hungarian Titanic Carried Its Heavy Cargo for the 15th Time

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BUDAPEST – The Titanic International Film Festival, Hungary’s second biggest annual film event, reached its far-off destination for the 15th time this year between 3-13 April, 2008. Despite the ominous name of the festival, maritime conditions were superb and the festival turned out to be a huge success.The festival has gone through several changes since last year and organizers made an effort to make it even bigger and better than before. A brand new website was created for the filmfest wit...

Titanic is the new "tough guy on the block" in Budapest

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The "Titanic" international film festival, Budapest's new "tough guy on the block" and the only real rival to the annual Hungarian Film Week for the attention of the large film buff community here, closed shop on April 13 with the screening of a spellbinding new Irish thriller "In Bruges", and a closing gala party that lasted far into the night.Now into its third year as a legitimate prize awarding international film festival, the "Titanic" festival in Bud...

Titanic is the new "tough guy on the block" in Budapest

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The “Titanic” international film festival, Budapest’s new “tough guy on the block” and the only real rival to the annual Hungarian Film Week for the attention of the large film buff community here, closed shop on April 13 with the screening of a spellbinding new Irish thriller “In Bruges”, and a closing gala party that lasted far into the night.Now into its third year as a legitimate prize awarding international film festival, the “Titanic” festival in Budapest, while still mod...

Everything you need to know on next Tribeac

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In its third and final feature film announcement, the 2008 Tribeca Film Festival, presented by American Express, today released the line-up for its Spotlight, Showcase and Restored/Rediscovered sections along with its Special Events for the seventh annual Festival. The Festival will take place April 23 – May 4, 2008 in Lower Manhattan. “Our Spotlight section presents a group of films already acquired for U.S. distribution but not yet released, including hotly-anticipated new titles by Jos...

The New European Cinema At Sundance: Dramatic Features

Sunday, January 20-------While the Sundance Film Festival is internationally known as a launching pad for American independent cinema, the past few years has seen the Festival organization pay more attention to world cinema. While international films have always had a place at the table, it was just two years ago that they rated two separate Competition categories, one for narrative features, the other for documentary features. Sundance has positioned itself to be a film event on the par with Ca...

The New European Cinema At Sundance: Dramatic Features

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While the Sundance Film Festival is internationally known as a launching pad for American independent cinema, the past few years has seen the Festival organization pay more attention to world cinema. While international films have always had a place at the table, it was just two years ago that they rated two separate Competition categories, one for narrative features, the other for documentary features. Sundance has positioned itself to be a film event on the par with Cannes, Berlin and Venice, ...

Sundance FF Opens Tonight With IN BRUGES

Thursday, January 17---------------The build up is over and it's now time to begin the Sundance Film Festival marathon. The Festival, which runs through January 27th in Park City, Salt Lake City, Ogden and Sundance, Utah, opens this evening with the world premiere of  IN BRUGES, the directorial debut of Irish playwright Martin McDonagh. The film, which stars Ralph Fiennes, Colin Farrell and Brendan Gleeson is, according to the Festival release, "a twisted tale of two London hit men who ar...

Bahamas Festival Filmmaker Residency Program

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Ansbacher & BIFF will award $10,000 to a deserving independent Bahamian and Caribbean filmmaker vying for funding through BIFF’s innovative Filmmaker Residency Program (also sponsored by Ansbacher). The prize money will go directly towards the development and production of the selected recipient’s film. The esteemed group of Filmmaker Residency Advisors presiding over the program and evaluating the candidates include Shoreline Entertainment CEO Morris Ruskin, filmmaker Lawrence Konner (...

Naomie Harris to receive Rising Star Tribute from Bahamas

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The Bahamas International Film Festival (BIFF) announced today that emerging superstar Naomie Harris (“Miami Vice” “28 Days Later” “Pirates of the Caribbean 2&3”) will receive BIFF’s special Rising Star Tribute, presented by offshore bank and trust company Ansbacher (Bahamas) Limited. The announcement was made by BIFF Founder & Executive Director Leslie Vanderpool at a press conference in Nassau at the British Colonial Hilton.Naomie Harris will be on hand for the special Chopard Aw...

IN BRUGES To Open 2008 Sundance Film Festival

Tuesday, November 20---------------If it's Thanksgiving, then it must be time for the Sundance Film Festival to begin announcing the fims for its 2008 edition, which runs from January 17 to 27th in Park City, Salt Lake City, Ogden and Sundance, Utah. IN BRUGES, the directorial debut of Irish playwright Martin McDonagh will open the Festival on January 17th. The film, which stars Ralph Fiennes, Colin Farrell and Brendan Gleeson is, according to the Festival release, "a twisted tale of two L...

Ben Affleck directorila breakthrough saluted at Hollywood Awards

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The 11th Annual Hollywood Film Festival's Hollywood Awards Gala Ceremony, will take place on October 22, 2007, at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills.Oscar(r)-winner Ben Affleck will be honored with the "Hollywood Breakthrough Director of the Year Award," Academy Award-winning actress Jennifer Connelly will receive the "Hollywood Supporting Actress of the Year Award," and producers Neil Meron and Craig Zadan will receive the "Hollywood Producers of the Year Award."The "Hollywood Awards" wi...

The Toronto Torrent

 Tuesday, September 4---------The Toronto International Film Festival doesn't officially open for another 48 hours, but already a hurricane of film talents, industryites, press and film buffs are descending onto the Ontario metropolis with a torrent that is almost audible. Coming in from Los Angeles, New York and the four corners of the globe, including the just concluded Montreal World Film Festival, and the still continuing Venice Film Festival......all eyes are on "the gateway to North...

The Toronto Torrent

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The Toronto International Film Festival doesn't officially open for another 48 hours, but already a hurricane of film talents, industryites, press and film buffs are descending onto the Ontario metropolis with a torrent that is almost audible. Coming in from Los Angeles, New York and the four corners of the globe, including the just concluded Montreal World Film Festival, and the still continuing Venice Film Festival......all eyes are on "the gateway to North America" as the frenzy, fun and fero...

Palm Beach Film Festival Honors Cinema Greats

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Margaret O'Brien in the 1940sSunday, April 22-------The cultural, business and political elite of Palm Beach County were in black tie and evening gowns last evening, as the Palm Beach International Film Festival held its annual Awards Gala, honoring an intriguing cross-section of filmmakers, actors and a true film legend. Held at the swanky Boca Raton Resort and Club, the evening was a celebration of the Festival, the celebrity honorees, and a fundraiser for the Festival's commitment to...

Palm Beach Festival celebration of talent

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Malcolm McDowell, Anant Singh, Q’Orianka Kilcher and the Legendary Margaret O’Brien to be honored.The 12th Annual Palm Beach International Film Festival (PBIFF) begins this week, April 19-26, 2007, presenting eight days of more than 120 feature films, documentaries and shorts from around the world. In addition, The Annual PBIFF Awards Gala, a black-tie celebration which takes place at the Boca Raton Resort & Club on Saturday, April 21, will honor some of the great talents in the industry. ...

Sarasota Fest will salute Edward Norton & Brian Koppelman

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The Sarasota Film Festival, which began its 9th edition last night, will salute Academy Award nominated actor Edward Norton and writer/producer Brian Koppelman (who recently teamed as actor and producer of the critically acclaimed THE ILLUSIONIST) at The Reel Experience at The Lake Club Gala this evening. Mr. Norton will be honored with the Festival’s Humanitarian Award, with Koppelman receiving an Excellence in Screenwriting honor for his work (which includes the upcoming OCEAN'S THIRTEEN,...

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