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Philadelphia's SCREENPLAY FEST Winners Announced!

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www.ScreenplayFest.com     2011 SCREENPLAYFEST GRAND PRIZE CONTEST RESULTS: Congratulations to our winners of Philadelphia's 2011 ScreenplayFest! To contact the writers and read their Screenplays, please visit: Click Here, or email us at: phillyscriptfest@screenplayfest.com. Winners will be receiving emails from our sponsors in the next few weeks to come, so please be patient.  GRAND PRIZE WINNER COMEDY Lookout Lou (The Big...

STUART CRAIG WILL RECEIVE A SPECIAL AWARD TO PRODUCTION DESIGNER

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It is our great pleasure to announce that this year, during the 18th edition of PLUS CAMERIMAGE Festival, the Special Award to the Production Designer with Unique Visual Sensitivity will be granted to Stuart Craig, production designer on Harry Potter, The English Patient, Gandhi and Agnieszka Holland’s Secret Garden. Stuart Craig has spent the last decade bringing the magical world of Hogwarts to life as production designer on each of the Harry Potter films. His masterful m...

Which is your favorite indie movie of the last 3 decades? IFTA has an answer and offers TOP 30 selection

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  The Independent Film & Television Alliance (IFTA), marking its 30th anniversary, has selected the 30 Most Significant Independent FilmsTM from around the world produced over the past three decades. IFTA Chairman Lloyd Kaufman and President-CEO Jean Prewitt jointly made the announcement today.    IFTA (originally, the American Film Marketing Association) members constitute the vast majority of the world's most important companies in independent film and television. Sin...

IFTA's election of 30 MOST independent features

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The Independent Film & Television Alliance (IFTA), marking its 30th anniversary, has selected the 30 Most Significant Independent Films™ from around the world produced over the past three decades. IFTA Chairman Lloyd Kaufman and President-CEO Jean Prewitt jointly made the announcement today. IFTA (originally, the American Film Marketing Association) members constitute the vast majority of the world’s most important companies in independent film and television. Since 1981, IFTA members have ...

The Invocation is provocative

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Emmanuel Itier provokes in  “The Invocation” by Ron Gilbert Emmanuel and I sat down in his suite at the Mondrian Hotel in West Hollywood to discuss his journey. I have known him for over 20 years and after seeing his film, The Invocation, I discovered what I didn’t know about him. So we let the fur fly on this interview and there were no holds barred.  RGEmmanuel I just want you to know that since we are very close friends you can let me know about anything that you do not want me to pu...

The Invocation is very provocative

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"Emmanuel Itier provokes in  “The Invocation” by Ron Gilbert Emmanuel and I satdown in his suite at the Mondrian Hotel in West Hollywood to discuss his journey. I have known him for over 20 yearsand after seeing his film, The Invocation, I discovered what I didn’t knowabout him. So we let the fur fly on this interview and there were no holdsbarred.  RGEmmanuel I just wantyou to know that since we are very close friends you can let me know aboutanything that you do not want me to pu...

Invictus review

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SYNOPSIS: In his first historic term as President of South Africa, Nelson Mandela (Morgan Freeman), faces the tensions and divisions of a post apartheid nation, where whites and blacks are equally suspicious of the other. Mandela, who had survived 27 years in prison (clinging to the spiritual message of William Ernest Henley's poem, Invictus) believes that the South African white man's sport - rugby - can help bring his people closer together, so he makes it his mission, through the captain, ...

The First Door one the Sky

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Director: Sepideh Abtahi.
“The First Door on the Sky” The First Door on the Sky is the story of an anonymous citizen who thinks of himself as an untiring freedom fighter like Nehru, Lumumba, and Gandhi. He believes in the freedom of world’s nations, especially Iranians, from domestic and foreign domination. Despite owning a 4000 sqm property, Dr Mohammad Taraghi lives in a very small room and survives off of selling recyclable garbage materials. His ultimate goal however, is turn his property into the “House of Nation “. Eighty years old man, Dr Mohamad Traghi, is going to bequest his valuable property to the United Nations and earns his living by collecting trash

The First Door one the Sky

Director: Sepideh Abtahi.
“The First Door on the Sky” The First Door on the Sky is the story of an anonymous citizen who thinks of himself as an untiring freedom fighter like Nehru, Lumumba, and Gandhi. He believes in the freedom of world’s nations, especially Iranians, from domestic and foreign domination. Despite owning a 4000 sqm property, Dr Mohammad Taraghi lives in a very small room and survives off of selling recyclable garbage materials. His ultimate goal however, is turn his property into the “House of Nation “. Eighty years old man, Dr Mohamad Traghi, is going to bequest his valuable property to the United Nations and earns his living by collecting trash

Asia Pacific Screen Awards announced

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  Acclaimed Australian film Samson & Delilah has won the Best Feature Film Award at the third annual Asia Pacific Screen Awards, announced tonight on the Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia. Produced by Kath Shelper and written and directed by Warwick Thornton, Samson & Delilah previously won the Camera d'Or prize at this year's Cannes Film Festival, six major awards at the recent Inside Film Awards in Australia and has been nominated for 13 Australian Film Ins...

Ben Kingsley closed the Seville Festival with his latest film, '50 Dead Men'

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The British actor thanked the Festival for this recognition and expressed his interest in filming in Spain The British actor, Sir Ben Kingsley, presented his latest film, '50 Dead Men', at the Seville Festival. The film was chosen to close the Gala organized in his honour to award him the Gold Giraldillo in recognition of his professional career.   Speaking of his latest film, Sir Ben Kingsley said that it had been very well received in Great Britain because 'although...

Sir Ben Kingsley presents '50 Dead Men' at the Seville Festival and receives the Gold Giraldillo

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The British actor, Sir Ben Kingsley, presented his latest film, '50 Dead Men', at the Seville Festival. The film was chosen to close the Gala organized in his honour to award him the Gold Giraldillo in recognition of his professional career. Speaking of his latest film, Sir Ben Kingsley said that it had been very well received in Great Britain because 'although it deals with a very recent problem, people have been able to see many changes and we can see it as a closed chapter'. He...

MEIFF Announces Winners of 2009 Black Pearl Awards

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The Closing Ceremony for the third annual Middle East International Film Festival (MEIFF) was held at the Emirates Palace Hotel on Saturday evening. During the ceremony, celebrity guests including Naomi Watts, Orlando Bloom and Eva Mendes presented the 2009 Black Pearl Awards to the winners of MEIFF’s competitions.The awards were the culmination of 10 days of cinema, with 128 films screened. Seventeen Narrative Features, fourteen Documentary Features, twenty‐five Short Films, and ten Stu...

AN EYE FOR AN EYE

Director: Valeria Fonseca.
Based on Gandhi's quote "An eye for an eye will quickly leave the whole World blind" The film highlights the futility of the war on terror by taking a glimpse into a timeline of events that have unfolded since the 9/11 terrorist attacks in NewYork City and, explores the conflict between the West and Islam from a satirical point of view.

LA Indian Film Festival salute to legend Anil Kapoor

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The 7th Annual Indian Film Festival of Los Angeles (IFFLA) announces its salute to SLUMDOG MILLIONAIRE star and Bollywood legend Anil Kapoor. IFFLA also announces YES MADAM, SIR will highlight the Closing Night Gala with Dr. Kiran Bedi, Indias first and highest ranking woman officer of the Indian Police Service, attending as a special Guest of Honor on Sunday, April 26. The film festival will be held April 21-26, 2009, at ArcLight Hollywood.The salute to Kapoor will include screenings of his cla...

NEWSLETTER N° 385: October 15, 2008

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NEWS FROM OUR PARTNER SIEL-SATIS-RADIO from 20 to 23 October 2008 - Paris Expo 3 leading shows (Siel-Satis-Radio) merged into one major event to cover all your markets: Cinema, Television, Radio, Media, Live Entertainment, and Events The first SIEL & SATIS, RADIO, is a unique trade show representing specifically the Live Entertainment, Events, and Audiovisual industries as well as cross-disciplinary solutions: Install...

NEWSLETTER N° 384: October 9, 2008

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_____________________________________________________________________________________ NEWS FROM OUR PARTNER SIEL-SATIS-RADIO from 20 to 23 October 2008 - Paris Expo 3 leading shows (Siel-Satis-Radio) merged into one major event to cover all your markets: Cinema, Television, Radio, Media, Live Entertainment, and Events The first SIEL&SATIS, RADIO, is a unique trade show representing specifically th...

Moondance Film Festival returns to Boulder after a two-year stint in Hollywood

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The Moondance International Film Festival -- which runs Friday through Monday at the Chautauqua Community House and Boulder Shambhala Meditation Center -- is not your typical Hollywood film festival. Dedicated to movies showcasing nonviolent conflict resolution, the fest, which is expected to draw a crowd of more than 2,000 film fanatics, features nearly 100 films, including dramas and documentaries concerning immigration, Iraqi cab drivers, eating disorders, the Lost Boys of Sudan and the assas...

Highlights of the Sarasota Film Festival 10th Anniversary

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The Sarasota Film Festival kicks-off its 10th Anniversary with a sneak-peak at some of the highlights of this years films, honorees and special programs; Among them is the announcement of the three major competitions, Best Narrative Feature, Best Documentary Feature, and Independent Visions - each showcasing a selection of the finest films at the festival. Special programs include Face To Face: The Films of Liv Ullmann and Ingmar Bergman; and Israel@60: The Nation, The Diaspora and Beyond. For ...

River to River. Florence Indian Film Festival

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The seventh edition of River to River. Florence Indian Film Festival, totally devoted to Indian films and under the direction of Selvaggia Velo, will take place in Florence, Italy, from 7th to 13th December 2007.On the occasion of the 60th anniversary of India’s independence, the Festival this year changes its venue and, in collaboration with the Cultural Department of the City of Florence and the Mediateca Regionale-Toscana Film Commission, will take place at cinema Gambrinus, in the framewo...

Line up for the seventh edition of River to River. Florence Indian Film Festival

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 The seventh edition of River to River. Florence Indian Film Festival, totally devoted to Indian films and under the direction of Selvaggia Velo, will take place in Florence, Italy, from 7th to 13th December 2007. On the occasion of the 60th anniversary of India's independence, the Festival this year changes its venue and, in collaboration with the Cultural Department of the City of Florence  and the Mediateca Regionale-Toscana Film Commission, will take place at cinema Gambrinus, in the frame...

New Indian film at the Annual Mahindra Indo-American Arts Council

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The 7th Annual Mahindra Indo-American Arts Council Film Festival runs November 7-11 at prestigious venues across Manhattan, such as Loews Times Square, Madame Tussaud’s, Asia Society, and Loews Broadway. Fueled by independent artistic expression, the 50 films selected this year include stories that range from social issues to gritty suspense dramas. This year’s Festival kicks off with the much awaited red-carpet screening of Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s ‘Saawariya’, the first Indian co-pro...

Three documentaries on three great personalities!

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“Films Division” is the visual encyclopedia of India. Films Division is a media unit, functioning under the aegis of Ministry of Information & Broadcasting, Govt. of India, since 1948. It has contributed immensely for the promotion of documentaries, short and animation films. Films Division is entering its 60th Glorious year. In these six decades, Films Division has captured on celluloid nearly 8000 films. It screens these films in theatres as well as by organizing film festivals in ever...

Three documentaries on three great personalities!

 “Films Division” is the visual encyclopedia of India. Films Division is a media unit, functioning under the aegis of Ministry of Information & Broadcasting, Govt. of India, since 1948.  It has contributed immensely for the promotion of documentaries, short and animation films.  Films Division is entering its 60th Glorious year.  In these six decades, Films Division has captured on celluloid nearly 8000 f

River to River. Florence Indian Film Festival

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Today, Thursday 14th December, is the last day of the sixth River to River. Florence Indian Film Festival (8-14 December 2006), Firenze directed by Selvaggia Velo.The last evening will see the special screening of Notturno Indiano by Alain Corneau, from Antonio Tabucchi’s short story, in which a nameless traveller arrives in Mumbai in search of a friend, then heads on down.The winners of the FIFF Digichannel Audience Award have also been announced and will be screened on the last day of the fe...

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