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Jeremy Thomas to produce Don Quixote revival

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“Don Quixote rides again,” Gilliam said. “We’ve re-written the script and finally got the script back from the lawyers… and the plan is to begin shooting next springtime.” Jeremy Thomas, whose 1986 epic, The Last Emperor, went on to win nine Accademy Awards, is attached to the project, Gilliam said. Nesta Morgan has sketched Jeremy Thomas during the panel on distribution at the UK film Center Pavilion in the International Village."The secret of my success: A prod...

Fantasporto Film Festival 2009

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FANTASPORTO 2009 29th OPORTO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL February 20th till March 1st Call for Entries Deadline: December 15th 2008 Short´s and Features only 35mm. Online entry form      Contact Info Director: Mário Dorminsky Artistic Director ( films): Beatriz Pacheco Pereira Guest Service: Aurea Ribeiro Press Service: António Reis and César Nóbrega CINEMA NOVO CRL organises FANTASPORTO 2009 29th OPORTO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL Rua An...

A look back in history of fantasporto

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In the last three decades, Fantasporto brought to Portugal for the first time the films of such names as David Cronenberg, André Tarkovsky, Brian de Palma, John Carpenter, Alain Resnais, David Lynch, Pedro Almodovar, Andrzej Zulawski, Ridley Scott, Luc Besson, Peter Greenaway, Neil Jordan, Jean-Jacques Beneix, Joel and Ethan Cohen, Sam Raimi, Brian Yuzna, Peter Jackson, Hal Hartley, Anthony Minghella, Quentin Tarantino, Roberto Rodriguez, Danny Boyle, Paul Anderson, David Fincher, James Mango...

A look back at some Fantasporto prestigious winners

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They have been awarded by the International Jury: Official Fantasy Section "The Redeemer" by Kristo Papic (82) "Scanners" by David Cronenberg (83) "Le Dernier Combat" by Luc Besson (84) "The Company of Wolves" by Neil Jordan (85) "Fuego Eterno" by Jose Angel Rebolledo (86) "Defense of the Realm" by David Drury (87) "A Chinese Ghost Story" by Chin Siu Tung (88) "Monkey Shines" by George Romero (89) "B...

Ralpf Fiennes to receive awards in London

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The Times BFI 52nd London Film Festival is delighted to announce that Ralph Fiennes will receive The Variety UK Achievement in Film Award on Monday 27 October at BFI Southbank.The exclusive special event will feature an extended on-stage interview with Fiennes, including a comprehensive look back through his previous body of work and a preview of his forthcoming projects. The award celebrates Fiennes’ artistic contribution to the UK film industry and international cinema. Ever since his TV le...

Armin Mueller Stahl inKarlovy Vary

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Actor Armin Mueller-Stahl will be guest at the 43rd Karlovy Vary IFF. Then on July 6th the Karlovy Vary Art Gallery will host a gala opening of his paintings, at which time the actor will accept Prize of the town Karlovy Vary.The well-known actor is returning to the Karlovy Vary festival after 11 years: in 1997 he was a guest at the 32nd KVIFF. Some may even remember a visit the young artist made to the festival in 1962.An internationally renowned actor and director, Armin Mueller-Stahl (b. 193...

Jazz Beats At MoMA Film Program

 Friday, May 23-----If you are a lover of film (guilty) and also a lover of jazz (guilty again), then you are destined for movie and musical heaven at the on-going film series Jazz Score at the Museum of Modern Art. Starting last month, this unique retrospective will showcase 50 feature films and a selection of shorts that meld the power of jazz and the moving image.The series celebrates well-known and obscure jazz scores composed for films from the 1950s to the present, with a particular emph...

NEWSLETTER N° 331: September 19, 2007

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  _______________________________________________________________________________________ FESTIVALS AGENDA SUBMISSION CALENDARS Festivals calling for your films... This week, this month...   _______________________________________________________________________________________ A...

MIFF Celebrates Its 25th Anniversary

 Thursday, March 6---------Reaching a 25th anniversary is a milestone for any organization. For a film festival, it is a major accomplishment and a vantage point from which to appreciate past triumphs and survey new opportunities. As the Miami International Film Festival celebrated its silver anniversary at the glorious Gusman Center for the Performing Arts last evening, the mood was one of reverence for the past and anticipation for the future. “A Festival is nothing without the involvement ...

BAFTA Film Awards Nominees in 2008

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The full list of nominations for the Orange British Academy Film Awards in 2008.  FILMAMERICAN GANGSTER – Brian Grazer/Ridley ScottATONEMENT – Tim Bevan/Eric Fellner/Paul WebsterTHE LIVES OF OTHERS – Quirin Berg/Max WiedemannNO COUNTRY FOR OLD MEN – Scott Rudin/Joel Coen/Ethan CoenTHERE WILL BE BLOOD – JoAnne Sellar/Paul Thomas Anderson/Daniel LupiBEST BRITISH FILMATONEMENT – Tim Bevan/Eric Fellner/Paul Webster/Joe Wright/Christopher HamptonTHE BOURNE ULTIMATUM – Frank Marshal...

BAFTA Film Awards Nominees in 2008

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The full list of nominations for the Orange British Academy Film Awards in 2008. FILMAMERICAN GANGSTER – Brian Grazer/Ridley ScottATONEMENT – Tim Bevan/Eric Fellner/Paul WebsterTHE LIVES OF OTHERS – Quirin Berg/Max WiedemannNO COUNTRY FOR OLD MEN – Scott Rudin/Joel Coen/Ethan CoenTHERE WILL BE BLOOD – JoAnne Sellar/Paul Thomas Anderson/Daniel LupiBEST BRITISH FILMATONEMENT – Tim Bevan/Eric Fellner/Paul Webster/Joe Wright/Christopher HamptonTHE BOURNE ULTIMATUM – Frank Marshall/Patr...

British Independent Film Awards

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The winners for the tenth annual British Independent Film Awards (BIFAs) were announced today, Wednesday 28 November at the Roundhouse in London. Johanna von Fischer and Tessa Collinson, BIFA company co-directors and the event's producers say: “A decade ago, the need for an awards ceremony that celebrated British independent film talent was identified. We are now ten years on and BIFA has grown to celebrate the increasingly diverse range of talent out there. This year’s winners are no except...

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...

The Avignon/New York Film Fest offersindie film, paté and wine

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The Avignon/New York Film Festival, now in its bar-mitzvah year, will ply cinephiles with French and U.S. indie films—and, of course, paté and wine--from November 9-11 and 16-18 at Manhattan’s Hunter College-CUNY. Co-sponsored with Hunter’s Film & Media Studies Department, this “transAtlantic crossroads of independent cinema” will serve up five feature films from the U.S. and three from Europe, including New York City Serenade, by writer/director/actor Frank Whaley; Thomas Mignone’s...

London Festival Finishes with a Flourish

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Tonight, The Times BFI 51st London Film Festival rounded off a record-breaking year with THE DARJEELING LIMITED. This year’s 51st Festival hosted 185 feature films and 133 short films from 43 countries, 412 screenings and 515 visiting international filmmakers, over 1000 industry professionals including a record 191 buyers and sellers, and the highest ever audience attendance. International glamour on the red carpet featured throughout the Festival’s 16 days. Wes Anderson was joined by Jason ...

THE LONDON FILM FESTIVAL: EASTERN PROMISES (2007) REVIEW

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EASTERN PROMISES (2007)     This year’s festival kicked off to a great start with opening film Eastern Promises, revealing an array of talent and excitement. Writer, Steve Knight created this edgy script exploring the Russian Mafia living in London with a reminiscent of the Godfather, raw and gritty brilliance. David Cronenberg, previously known for his work on A History of Violence (2005) portrays Knight’s vision with vigour and provides an insight into London, showing the ...

London Fest opening gala photos

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Opening Gala photosEnjoy our gallery from the opening night gala of Eastern Promises.   BFI Chairman Anthony Minghella and Festival Artistic Director Sandra Hebron Livia Guigglioli, Colin Firth David Cronenberg Naomi Watts  Elle MacPherson Sam Taylor-Wood and Jay Jopling Naomi Watts, David Cronenberg, Vincent Cassel Stephen Frears Terry Gilliam Vincent Cassel...

A Conversation With Naomi Watts at the London Film Festival

 Thursday, October 18----------Naomi Watts, whose film career is suddenly on fire, will appear as a special guest at the TCM Screen Talk tomorrow evening at the London Film Festival. Watts was one of the stars at last night's Opening Night Gala screening of EASTERN PROMISES, the new film from Canadian auteur David Cronenberg, which stars her opposite Viggo Mortenson and Vincent Cassel. The prolific actress also toplines the English-language remake of Austrian director Michael Haneke's FUNNY G...

A Conversation With Naomi Watts

 Thursday, October 18----------Naomi Watts, whose film career is suddenly on fire, will appear as a special guest at the TCM Screen Talk tomorrow evening at the London Film Festival. Watts was one of the stars at last night's Opening Night Gala screening of EASTERN PROMISES, the new film from Canadian auteur David Cronenberg, which stars her opposite Viggo Mortenson and Vincent Cassel. The prolific actress also toplines the English-language remake of Austrian director Michael Haneke's FUNNY G...

Tout Ecran

Cinéma Tout Ecran innove, se transforme, accentue la pertinence de son regard et l’impertinence de sa démarche. Pionnier en matière de promotion de films de télévision et de séries devenues cultes, le Festival est maintenant une plateforme privilégiée de rencontre au niveau international entre télévision, cinéma et nouveaux écrans. Pour sa 13e édition, il propose 15 longs-métrages en Compétition Inte

Just a few days left to go until The Times BFI 51st London Film Festival opens

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Just a few days left to go until The Times BFI 51st London Film Festival opens its doors throughout the city for a celebration of cinema with a talent laden guest-list attending the 16 day Festival. Attending the Opening Night Gala on Wednesday 17 October for the UK premiere of the acclaimed EASTERN PROMISES will be director David Cronenberg, accompanied by Naomi Watts, Vincent Cassel and Armin Mueller-Stahl.The Odeon West End will welcome an array of actors and filmmakers attending the premiere...

San Sebastian 2007 - Facts and Figures

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Close to 200,000 film-goers took part in the various screenings and activities at the 55th edition of the San Sebasti?n International Film Festival, which came to a close on September 29th. Ticket sales were up 8% this year, with a total of 100,576 tickets sold compared with 93,253 in 2006. Added to this figure are the 60,300 entrances by Festival accredited participants and the 18,000 children who enjoyed the morning screenings at the Velodrome, in addition to the peop...

Awards and Award-winners at 15th Filmfest Hamburg

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Four awards were presented tonight within the framework of the closing event of Filmfest Hamburg in the cinema CinemaxX Dammtor:The Hamburg Film Critics Award, presented this year for the fourth time by ‘DerSpiegel’, ‘Stern’, ‘Hamburger Abendblatt’ and ‘NDR 90,3’, went to the English film ‘Control’ (director: Anton Corbijn, German distributor: capelight pictures).Endowed with 30,000 euros by the Department of Economy and Finance, the TVProduzentenpreis (TV Producers Award) we...

EASTERN PROMISES To Open London Film Festival

 Monday, October 1----------EASTERN PROMISES, the acclaimed new film from legendary Canadian director David Cronenberg, will open the Times BFI 51st  London Film Festival on Wednesday, October 17th. The film, which recently won the Peoples Choice Award at the Toronto International Film Festival, has received some of the strongest reviews of the year  when it opened theatrically in North America in the past week. Oscar nominations and end-of-the-year critics prizes should be in the offing for ...

The Times BFI 51st London Film Festival's full programme

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The Times BFI 51st London Film Festival's full programme, announced today by Artistic Director Sandra Hebron, includes 184 features and 133 shorts as well as a host of screen talks, masterclasses and live events. Opening the Festival on Thursday 17 October is the UK premiere of David Cronenberg's Eastern Promises with Viggo Mortensen, Naomi Watts and Vincent Cassel, whilst Wes Anderson closes the Festival on November 1 with the UK premiere of The Darjeeling Limited, starring Jason Schwartz...

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