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38th Telluride Film Festival draws to a close

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Telluride Film Festival (September 2-5, 2011), presented by the National Film Preserve, draws to a close today following a spectacular weekend of diverse programming, surprise screenings and special guests.   Telluride Film Festival screened twenty-eight new feature films in its main program, six film revivals selected by Guest Director Caetano Veloso, nine Backlot programs, nine classics and restorations, 30 shorts and student films, and hosted nine seminars and conversations between...

Glenn Close, Donostia Award at the 59th edition of San Sebastian Festival

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Sometimes just a film or a guest or one single snap makes the whole trip worth it. The presence of Glenn Close at the 59th San Sebastian Film Festival to receive The Donostia Award, a lifetime achievement award and to present her latest film, Rodrigo García's 'Albert Nobbs'  it´s my thing. Glenn Close made her feature film debut in George Roy Hill's The World According to Garp. Her performance in the film earned her awards from the Los Angeles Film Critics Association and the ...

Toronto Film Festival Takes Shape

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For most of the planet, the official end of summer does not come until the autumn equinox on September 21. However, for people in the film industry, the Fall season begins in only a few weeks, with the beginning of the autumn film festival cycle. Kicking off (startingly early this year) in Montreal on August 18 with the Montreal World Film Festival and then dashing across the pond to the Venice Film Festival, which begins on August 28, and then back across to the Toronto Film Festival, ...

István Szabó will preside the international jury at the 46th KVIFF

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  The Karlovy Vary International Film Festival (KVIFF) is honored to announce that multiple Oscar-nominee and -winner Hungarian filmmaker István Szabó will preside the international jury at the 46th KVIFF. "Nine years after having presented his film TAKING SIDES at the 37th KVIFF, Mr. Szabó will be back at the Festival. We couldn't be more thrilled to have such a distinguished and legendary artist heading the Festival's jury, " said Karel Och, KVIFF's Artistic Dire...

Glenn Close film "Pax" wins Best Documentary at Lady Filmmakers Film Festival

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GLENN CLOSE DOCUMENTARY, “PAX”, WINS BEST DOCUMENTARY AT 2ND ANNUAL LADY FILMMAKERS FILM FESTIVAL!  BEVERLYHILLS (October 12, 2010) – On October 9th-10th, The 2nd AnnualLady Filmmakers Film Festival had a wonderful weekend with quadruple the ticketsales and attendance from the first event last year which exceeded festivalorganizer’s expectations!  It wasan action-packed weekend of films, parties, and industry panels!  The festival was attended by Producer StephenGyllenhaal and Direct...

Lady Filmmakers October 9th & 10th-hot indie films with David Lynch, Roman Polanski, Glenn CLose, James Brolin, Lily Taylor!!

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Amazing Line-up of films by talented filmmakers and actors!!! We are so excited about our programming this year AND its only our 2nd year! We have amazing films from around the world. This is a film festival by filmmakers, actors and industry professionals for filmmakers and movie lovers!!! So where should I start first?? I am equally excited about our up and coming filmmakers and casts as the established ones but I guess I will list the famous ones that we all know and love.  We are also very ...

NEWSLETTER N° 466: may 24, 2010

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.............                                                      WELCOME TO OUR NEWSLETTER N° 466: may 24, 2010 Follow this LINK if you cannot read the newsletter properly The Future of Cinema Salon in Cannes gave a toast to Future of Festivals Filmfestivals.com and Xomo gathered 100 festival directors attending Cannes for a wine tasting reception. Our Cannes...

Look out! More VIP Guest in Cannes!

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  The VIP guests expected to be in attendance today are: Emil ABOSSOLO M'BO, Alberto BARBERA, Mélanie BARNIER, Kate BECKINSALE, Mélanie BERNIER, Juliette BINOCHE, Dominique BLANC, Cate BLANCHETT, Raoul BOVA, Stephane BRIZE, Valeria BRUNI TEDESCHI, Tim BURTON, Emmanuel CARRERE, Lolita CHAMMAH, Monia CHOKRI, Glenn CLOSE, Dominic COOPER, Marion COTILLARD, Russell CROWE, Benicio DEL TORO, Anais DEMOUSTIER, Claire DENIS, Alexandre DESPLAT, Emmanuelle DEVOS, Carlos DIEGUES, Dinara ...

Connecticut Is Celebrity Country

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   Joanne Woodward and Paul Newman With the Connecticut Film Festival (www.ctfilmfest.com) launching on Tuesday, it is interesting to note the many film, television and artist celebrities who have once called or currently call Connecticut their home (those departed are also included, just to round out the list). With this kind of talent in droves, is it any wonder that Connecticut is celebrity country? Carol Alt, Greenwich Lauren Ambrose, New Haven Kevi...

Annual Garden State Film Festival highlights

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The 8th Annual Garden State Film Festival March 25th-28th. www.gsff.org The films are selected, the schedule is up on the website, and the anticipation is rising as the 8th annual Garden State Film Festival prepares to return to Asbury Park and the surrounding area. This year films will be shown in seven venues in Asbury Park and Deal. Advance tickets are on sale now! So mark your calendars as GSFF only happens once a year. It's a non-stop weekend, packed with a special fr...

Keri Putnam appointed as the Sundance Institute's new Executive Director

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Robert Redford, Founder and President of Sundance Institute, and Wally Weisman, Chairman of the Board, today announced the appointment of Keri Putnam as the Institute's new Executive Director. "In the spirit of moving forward with new ideas and a fresh approach in the environment that surrounds us, Keri's appointment reflects the new direction in which Sundance Institute is headed," Redford said. Putnam, who recently served as President of Production for Miramax Films, the Wa...

The Global Film Village: 2010 SAG Award Nominations Announced

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by Marla Lewin    Nominees for the 16th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards® for outstanding performances in 2009 in five film and eight primetime television categories and for the SAG honors for film and television stunt ensembles were announced this morning in Los Angeles at the Pacific Design Center's Silver Screen Theater in West Hollywood. Screen Actors Guild President Ken Howard introduced Michelle Monaghan ("Trucker") and Chris O'Donnell ("NCIS: Los Angeles&qu...

The Global Film Village: 67TH ANNUAL GOLDEN GLOBE AWARDS NOMINATIONS

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by Marla Lewin   1. BEST MOTION PICTURE – DRAMA AVATAR Lightstorm Entertainment; Twentieth Century Fox THE HURT LOCKER Voltage Pictures C/O 42West; Summit Entertainment INGLOURIOUS BASTERDS The Weinstein Company / Universal Pictures; The Weinstein Company PRECIOUS: BASED ON THE NOVEL PUSH BY SAPPHIRE A Lee Daniels Entertainment / Smokewood Entertainment Group Production; Lionsgate UP IN THE AIR Paramount Pictures; Paramount Pictures 2. BEST PERFO...

Golden Globe Awards

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More than 50 Hollywood stars have been set as presenters at "The 66th Annual Golden Globe Awards" which took place Sunday, January 11, 2009 at The Beverly Hilton with a live telecast on NBC . Presenters included Simon Baker, Elizabeth Banks, Drew Barrymore, Pierce Brosnan, Sandra Bullock, Gerard Butler, Don Cheadle, Glenn Close, Sacha Baron Cohen, Sean Combs, Patrick Dempsey, Johnny Depp, Cameron Diaz, David Duchovny, Aaron Eckhart, Zac Efron, Laurence Fishburne, Megan Fox, Ricky ...

Golden Globe winners announced

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More than 50 Hollywood stars have been set as presenters at "The 66th Annual Golden Globe Awards" which took place Sunday, January 11, 2009 at The Beverly Hilton with a live telecast on NBC . Presenters included Simon Baker, Elizabeth Banks, Drew Barrymore, Pierce Brosnan, Sandra Bullock, Gerard Butler, Don Cheadle, Glenn Close, Sacha Baron Cohen, Sean Combs, Patrick Dempsey, Johnny Depp, Cameron Diaz, David Duchovny, Aaron Eckhart, Zac Efron, Laurence Fishburne, Megan Fox, Ricky Gervais, Jake G...

Your best 100 kids movies? KIDSFIRST! share that with us

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These are films for kids between the ages of 2 and 18 that KIDS FIRST! believes to have universal appeal, exhibit outstanding attributes in terms of their production values and portray values and have qualities that make them as applicable today as the day they were first released. We know that media has the power to influence children, negatively or positively. The films on this list portray the values and ethics that we, as a culture wish to instill in our children. The idea behind this list ...

Billy August, will receive the Ischia Humanitarian Award

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Ischia, island of cinema and human rights: director Billy August, will receive the Ischia Humanitarian Award for his film “Goodbye Bafana”, dedicated to the legendary South African president Nelson Mandela, winner of the Nobel peace prize.Enzo Cappello, special commissioner of the Tourist Board of the Islands of Ischia and Procida announced that the Danish director will receive the award during the fifth Ischia Global Film & Music Fest (July 13-20, 2008).“In the year in which we are launch...

Full jury list for Sydney Festival new competition

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The full Jury for its inaugural Official Competition.  Australian actress Essie Davis and LA film writer and critic Scott Foundas will join Jury President Gillian Armstrong, Hong Kong producer Nansun Shi and Iranian director/writer/producer Majid Majidi. Running 4-22 June, Sydney Film Festival has opened with the one of the Official Competition films, Mike Leigh's Happy-Go-Lucky.  All 12 Competition films will have a Red Carpet Premiere over the first 12 nights of the festival.All Jury membe...

Full jury list for Sydney Festival new competition

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The full Jury for its inaugural Official Competition.  Australian actress Essie Davis and LA film writer and critic Scott Foundas will join Jury President Gillian Armstrong, Hong Kong producer Nansun Shi and Iranian director/writer/producer Majid Majidi. Running 4-22 June, Sydney Film Festival has opened with the one of the Official Competition films, Mike Leigh's Happy-Go-Lucky.  All 12 Competition films will have a Red Carpet Premiere over the first 12 nights of the festival.All Jury membe...

Golden Trailer Awards gala set for may 8th in LA

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The 9th Annual Golden Trailer Awards gala, which celebrates the art, craft and fun of movie promotion, will take place on Thursday, May 8th at the landmark Orpheum Theatre in downtown Los Angeles. The announcement was made today by Golden Trailer founders and co-executive producers, Evelyn Brady Watters and Monica Brady. Established in 1999, the Golden Trailer Awards have become a coveted mark of achievement in the industry, and are awarded in 55 categories covering domestic and foreign movie ...

History of Oscar winners and nominees for best actress

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1920s 1928 Janet Gaynor - Seventh Heaven as "Diane", Street Angel as "Angela", and Sunrise as "The Wife (Indre)" Louise Dresser - A Ship Comes In as "Mrs. Pleznik" Gloria Swanson - Sadie Thompson as "Sadie Thompson" 1929 Mary Pickford - Coquette as "Norma Besant" Ruth Chatterton - Madame X as "Jacqueline Floriot" Betty Compson - The Barker as "Carrie" Jeanne Eagels - The Letter as "Leslie Crosbie" Corinne 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

Billy August, will receive the Ischia Humanitarian Award

Ischia, island of cinema and human rights: director Billy August, will receive the Ischia Humanitarian Award for his latest film Goodbye Bafana, dedicated to the legendary South African president Nelson Mandela, winner of the Nobel peace prize.Enzo Cappello, special commissioner of the Tourist Board of the Islands of Ischia and Procida announced that the Danish director will receive the award during the fifth Ischia Global Film & Music Fest (July 9-15).“In the year in which we are launchin...

Screenwriters Discuss Their New Film At Lincoln Center

 Monday, June 11-------Acclaimed novelists and screenwriters Michael Cunningham and Susan Minot will appear at a special advanced screening of the film EVENING tomorrow evening at the Walter Reade Theater, the flagship of the Film Society of Lincoln Center. The writers will join Film Society of Lincoln Center Associate Director of Programming Kent Jones onstage for the special preview screening and to discuss their screenwriting partnership. EVENING, which is based on Minot’s bestsellin...

Sherry Lansing To Receive Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award

Wednesday, December 27----Sherry Lansing, the recently retired Chairperson of Paramount Pictures and one of the pioneering women producers in Hollywood, will receive the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award at the Academy Award ceremonies, to be held at the Kodak Theater in Los Angeles on February 25, 2007. Sherry Lansing's long career as a producer and studio executive is rivaled only by her philanthropic commitments and activities. Lansing helped Armand Hammer form the nonprofit organization St...

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