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Visions of slavery in film at FIFET

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9e International Festival of Film Against Exclusion and for ToléranceDecember 5 – 13 2008UNESCO: 7 place de Fontenoy, Paris 7For its 9th edition, FIFET is presenting feature films on slavery in partnership with UNESCO's Slave Route project and Slave Memory Comitee (Comité pour la mémoire de l’esclavage).World is characterized by diversity, with everyone's history and memory being part of a shared heritage. This retrospective promotes and highlights an important side of this common histo...

Award Winners Announced At FLIFF Finale

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After nearly four weeks of film screenings, special events, receptions and information seminars, weary Festival honcho Gregory von Hausch took to the stage of the Cinema Paradiso last evening to announce this year's award winners at the Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival (FLIFF). Winning top prize as Best Film of the Fest was Gospel Hill, the feature debut of actor/director Giancarlo Esposito. The race relations drama, made even more relevant by last week's historic Presidential electio...

Award Winners Announced At FLIFF Finale

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Gospel Hill (US, Giancarlo Esposito)    Monday, November 10---------After nearly four weeks of film screenings, special events, receptions and information seminars, weary Festival honcho Gregory von Hausch took to the stage of the Cinema Paradiso last evening to announce this year's award winners at the Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival (FLIFF). Winning top prize as Best Film of the Fest was Gospel Hill, the feature debut of actor/director Giancarlo Esp...

African Diaspora Film Festival to open November 28th , 2008

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      Gospel Hill will open the 16th Annual African Diaspora Film Festival to be held in six venues in Manhattan from November 28 to December 14, 2008. The directorial debut of Giancarlo Esposito, this year’s ADFF Opening Night film will be one of 50 New York City premieres among 86 titles representing 40 countries. In this romantic drama with a stellar cast that includes Danny Glover, Angela Bassett, Samuel L. Jackson, Julia Stiles, Adam...

Hamptons International Film Festival highlights

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The HAMPTONS INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL is proud to announce the films, programs and special events which will make up the 2008 season. Now in its 16th year, this East Coast favorite comes to life against the fall back-drop as talent, industry and audiences participate in what has now become one of the leading international film festivals of the world. The 2008 Hamptons International Film Festival runs October 15th through 19th, 2008, in East Hampton, New York with additional venues in Southa...

Breakthrough Performers at The Hamptons International Film Festival

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The Hamptons International Film Festival and OK! Magazine will continue the popular Rising Stars Showcase, welcoming three North American actors to highlight their talents and films at the 2008 Festival. This year the Festival is expanding this program for the first time to officially include three actors from the Shooting Stars program, an initiative of European Film Promotion (EFP), which is supported by the MEDIA Programme of the EU. In all, six very talented and exciting young actors will ...

Calgary International Film Festival to open with Blindness

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The Calgary International Film Festival (CIFF) is proud to announce the festival will open with Fernando Meirelles and Don McKellar’s Blindness at the American Express Opening Gala on September 18, 2008. Blindness was nominated for the Golden Palm and was the opening film at Cannes in 2008. Directed by Academy Award® nominated Fernando Meirelles (The Constant Gardener, City of God), and adapted from Nobel Laureate Jose Saramago's masterwork, Blindness is a harrowing tale about the fragility o...

Atlantic Film Festival shaping up

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Atlantic Canadian Films Shine Bright Alongside International Blockbusters as the 28th Atlantic Film Festival Announces Its Full Program The world is going blind. It’s summer camp and you are an awkward 10-year-old. Werewolves from Dartmouth are invading Dover. And you are about to spend two hours with the most revered punk poetess in the world. The 28th Atlantic Film Festival, happening September 11-20, 2008, announced today the array of 254 films that will be bringing the diverse and eclectic...

45th Karlovy Vary IFF - Aged Brit Dracula Wows Czechs with Aria from "The Battered Bride" at Karlovy Vary

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Senior American superstar actor Robert De Niro (65 in August) was the trophy guest of the 45th Karlovy Vary film festival where he received a crystal globe career award for his "extraordinary contribution to world cinema" at the opening ceremony on July Fourth. But the real star of the festival here in the Bohemian valley of eternal thermal springs has turned out to be 86 year old British actor Christopher Lee who dazzled the Czech press and fans with his exraordinary knowledge of Cze...

Aged Brit Dracula Wows Czechs with Aria from "The Battered Bride" at Karlovy Vary

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45th Karlovy Vary IFF Senior American superstar actor Robert De Niro (65 in August) was the trophy guest of the 45th Karlovy Vary film festival where he received a crystal globe career award for his "extraordinary contribution to world cinema" at the opening ceremony on July Fourth. But the real star of the festival here in the Bohemian valley of eternal thermal springs has turned out to be 86 year old British actor Christopher Lee who dazzled the Czech press and fans with his exraordinary knowl...

61st Cannes Festival Opening Ceremony

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AFP The Wednesday evening opening ceremonies for the 61st Cannes Festival featured the In-Competition screening of Blindness, in the presence of director Fernando Meirelles and actors Danny Glover, Julianne Moore, and Gael García Bernal. A number of celebrities were spotted on the red-carpeted steps to the palace, including Un Certain Regard jury president Fatih Akin, Claude Lelouch, and Faye Dunaway. Viviane Reding, the European Commissioner for Information Society and Media, also attended the...

In competition: "Blindness"

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Blindness opening the 61th Festival de Cannes.The film:Blindness, by Brazilian director Fernando Meirelles, has been chosen as the opening film of the Cannes Festival. An adaptation of the novel of the same name by Portuguese Nobel laureate José Saramago, this political and philosophical thriller is the first film competing for the 61st Golden Palm award. Six years after the out-of-competition presentation of City of God, director Meirelles is back in Cannes with a drama about an epidemic with ...

Programme du 14/05 au grand théâtre des lumières

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19h15 : Cérémonie d'ouverture    23h30 : Projection de BLINDNESS de Fernando Meirelles (1h58)   Réalisé par : Fernando MEIRELLES Pays : BRESIL, CANADA, JAPON Année : 2008 Durée : 120 minutes   Equipe technique   Fernando MEIRELLES - Réalisation  Marco Antonio GUIMARAES - Musique  Daniel REZENDE - Montage  Don MC KELLAR - Scénario et dialogues  Tulé PEAK - Décors   Interprètes   Gael Garcia BERNAL - Le barman, roi du dortoir 3 Al...

Third Annual Black Docs Film Series

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Landmark Theatre Hosts Third Annual Black Docs Film Series, America's Top Screening Program 2008 Theme is "Through The Eyes Of" / Program examines Bob Marley, Mexico, American Indian/AfroMexican Heritage, Cuban Music, Jack & Jill of America, Urban and Demographic Change, and the Migration of Free Slaves / Chuck D, Darlise Blount, Danny Glover, Gwen Ifill, Jada Pinkett-Smith, Lauryn Hill, Los Zafiros, Marley Family, Mascogos, Michaela Angela Davis, Pamela Edwards, and Regina King highlighted Wash...

NEWSLETTER N° 341: November 28, 2007

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_______________________________________________________________________________ FESTIVALS AGENDA SUBMISSION CALENDARS Festivals calling for your films... This week, this month... BABELGUM ONLINE FILM FESTIVAL Submit by February 15, 2008 Join the comp...

CANADIAN FRONT 2008 At Museum of Modern Art

  Wednesday, March 19------In a bitter twist of irony, Americans know far more about the film culture of Europe and Asia than they do about their neighbor to the north. Canadian cinema, which has flourished for decades, makes an occasional dent in the United States in an unfair balance of trade that sees American films flooding the Canadian market (as they do everywhere else in the world).  Well, for the past week, the Museum of Modern Art has attempted to redress this imbalance with thei...

Miami Is Music/Music Is Miami

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Thursday, March 6--------When visitors from other states or countries think of Miami, they reflect on its gorgeous weather, pristine beaches, outstanding architecture and Latin-influenced culture. The banging of the drum, the beating of the marimba, the strumming of the guitar, the blaring of a trumpet, the music of Miami is as intoxicating as its other natural beauties.To acknowledge this essential aspect of Miami culture, the Miami International Film Festival has inaugurated a new program this...

Malibu International Film Festival events

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The ninth edition of the Malibu International Film Festival announces its official film screenings and special events schedule for April 4 - 6, 2008. This year’s festival is honored to screen 29 films from around the world. Countries represented in this year's festival are Canada, Czech Republic, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Ireland, Italy, Jamaica, Liberia, Thailand, Uganda, United Kingdom & USA. The Malibu Film Festival offers something for everyone with a diverse line-up of films and special event...

Tribeca reveals line up of 122 feature films from 31 countries

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The 2008 Tribeca Film Festival has announced the line-ups for its World Narrative and World Documentary Feature Film Competitions as well the films it has chosen to present in the Encounters section for the seventh annual Festival. The Festival will take place April 23 – May 4, 2008 in Lower Manhattan. The Festival will present a streamlined selection of 122 feature films from 31 different countries, including 55 World Premieres, ten International Premieres, 26 North American Premieres, eig...

Cinequest 18 Wraps

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Discovery isn’t always a good thing. A pair of American indie films—the world premiere of Paul Leuer’s EDEN COURT and the San Francisco Bay Area debut of Charles Oliver’s TAKE—served as weak bookends for the 18th edition of the Cinequest Film Festival. Fortunately, there was much to celebrate between opening and closing nights during the festival’s 12-day run in downtown San Jose, California.According to Cinequest executive director and co-founder Halfdan Hussey, approximately 80,000...

Cinequest Awards

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The 2008 Cinequest Juries were put to the task selecting winners from over 150 films from 34 countries. What they discovered were myriad worlds that challenged, excited and surprised. Their job to find the top films was not an easy one, and reaching a unanimous vote was nearly impossible because the films truly affected them in many ways and heated debates were sparked because of the passion each felt for the stories that were revealed.Cinequest AwardsCinequest is proud to announce the followi...

Cinequest 18 Awards Announced

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Sunday, March 9, 2008 -- The 2008 Cinequest Juries selected winners from over 150 films from 34 countries. Cinequest Executive Director and Co-founder Halfdan Hussey read the following statement: “They discovered myriad worlds that challenged, excited and surprised. Their job to find the top films was not an easy one, and reaching a unanimous vote was nearly impossible because the films truly affected them in many ways and heated debates were sparked because of the passion each felt for the st...

Music is Miami, and Miami is music

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“Music is Miami, and Miami is music”, declared Patrick de Bokay, MIFF Director, from the stage of the Gusman Center last evening, announcing a new program strand in the Festival called The Reel Music Scene. This special sidebar of documentaries, music videos and information panels will celebrate the love affair between music and the moving image.To kick off the program, the Festival presented the North American Premiere of AFRICA UNITE, an inspiring music documentary that celebrates the musi...

Cinequest 18 Awards Announced

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The 2008 Cinequest Juries selected winners from over 150 films from 34 countries. Cinequest Executive Director and Co-founder Halfdan Hussey read the following statement: “They discovered myriad worlds that challenged, excited and surprised. Their job to find the top films was not an easy one, and reaching a unanimous vote was nearly impossible because the films truly affected them in many ways and heated debates were sparked because of the passion each felt for the stories that were revealed....

Music Is Miami and Miami Is Music

Wednesday, March 5------“Music is Miami, and Miami is music”, declared Patrick de Bokay, MIFF Director, from the stage of the Gusman Center last evening, announcing a new program strand in the Festival called The Reel Music Scene. This special sidebar of documentaries, music videos and information panels will celebrate the love affair between music and the moving image. To kick off the program, the Festival presented the North American Premiere of AFRICA UNITE, an inspiring music documentary...

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