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Shangai Film Fest awards and ambiance

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Shanghai, once called the Paris of the East, is rapidly becoming one of the major cultural and financial destinations in the world.  The Shanghai International Film  Festival, sponsored by Jaeger Le Coultre , watch maker extraordinaire,  wrapped its 15th edition Sunday night with a bang and a Closing night ceremony featuring a Broadway like production number. Chinese Superstar Chow Yun Fat received the Lifetime Achievement Award from Martial Arts legend Jackie Chan.   I...

Amour and Beyond the Hills top critics fave list at Cannes, by Moira Sullivan

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  From the clear blue waves from the Mediterranean washing up on the shore, to a new film by Jackie Chan, and nearly non-stop fireworks every few days, the city of Cannes is nothing less than spectacular in ushering in 12 days of cinema magic at the 65th Cannes Film Festival. This is an inferno of media, fans, celebrities and press. Churches stay open at night, street singers set up stages, and red carpets are out everywhere. Hundreds of people ascend "les steppes"...

Looking back on Tokyo fest 2011, year of the quake

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    LOOKING BACK ON TOKYO INTL FILM FESTIVAL, 2011 ~THE YEAR OF THE QUAKE ~    by Alex Deleon Not to forget that this was the year of the Great March 11 Earthquake cum nuclear disaster and "Tsunami" Tidal Wave that washed away whole cities up north, the 24th Tokyo Intl Film festival was a somewhat restrained affair with the lingering effect of the disaster in evidence in various forms, toning down the overall climate of festivity. Right outside the entrance to the main towe...

A look back on Tokyo fest 2011

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~THE YEAR OF THE QUAKE ~by Alex DeleonNot to forget that this was the year of the Great March 11 Earthquake cum nuclear disaster and "Tsunami" Tidal Wave that washed away whole cities up north, the 24th Tokyo Intl Film festival was a somewhat restrained affair with the lingering effect of the disaster in evidence in various forms, toning down the overall climate of festivity. Right outside the entrance to the main tower housing the festival offices was a green collection booth where passers by w...

AFM opens with more than 90 new buying companies, buyer registration tracking up 10 percent

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    Overall Attendance Tracking Up as the AFM® Expands Conference Series to Five Days and Introduces Industry Conversation Series with Visionaries, Trendsetters The 2011 American Film Market (AFM) opens today with more than 90 new buying companies, buyer registration tracking up 10 percent and general attendance tracking higher versus 2010, AFM Managing Director Jonathan Wolf announced. Buyers from China are up more than 50% and from Germany up more than ...

Japanese Prime Minister Opens 24th Tokyo International Film Festival

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By Liza Foreman TOKYO -   The rain stopped just in time for the celebrities to walk the green carpet, laid out for the opening of the 24th Tokyo International FilmFestival (October 22-30th) on Saturday. TIFF chairman Tom Yoda welcomed guests, including Jackie Chan, whose 100th film“1911” kicked off events as the special opening film. Highlights of the night included the cast of the “Fukushima Hula Girls,” participating as part of the national caravan for the recons...

French Cinema Now in San Francisco...next october

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Fourth Annual Week-long Festival Celebrates the Best in Contemporary French Language Cinema with Filmmaker Guests and New Works by the Dardenne Brothers, Aki Kaurismäki and Mia Hansen-Løve The San Francisco Film Society, in association with the French American Cultural Society, the French Consulate of San Francisco and Unifrance, presents French Cinema Now, Thursday, October 27 - Wednesday, November 2, at Landmark's Embarcadero Center Cinema and the Film Society's new theatrical home, San Fr...

Kung Fu Panda 2: Jack Black And Lucy Liu Do Sydney 3D Premiere, by Eva Rinaldi - 13th June 2011

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   Kung Fu Panda Sydney Red Carpet Premiere: Eva Rinaldi Photography Hollywood hit Sydney - AussieWood tonight, thanks to Jack Black and Lucy Liu, who star in Kung Fu Panda 2. Black was super animated and friendly, while Liu was quicker paced with the news media and fans. As you may have figured, it's their voices, not their faces or bodies that you will see in the flick, but both are likely to share more of themselves via a directors cut DVD of the film in the coming mon...

Anniversary edition of the Fribourg International Film Festival: a candy shop

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  Swiss Federal Councillor Simonetta Sommaruga declared the 25th edition of the festival as open and started the race for the "Regard d'or", the main award of the festival (30'000 CHF). At the opening night the Chinese action film "Little Big Soldier", starring Jackie Chan, was shown in front of a full house and in presence of the producer Ramy Choi.   At the opening the Director of the festival, Edouard Waintrop, said: "For me a good festival is like...

Philadelphia CineFest Announces Film Lineup, Award Recognition and Festival Highlights

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Boasting a wide-ranging slate of documentaries, features and shorts guaranteed to appeal to film-lovers. The Philadelphia Cinema Alliance is excited to announce the full film lineup for CineFest 2011 - running Thursday, April 7 - Thursday, April 14 - along with opening night highlights, special award recognition to famed horror film director John Carpenter and the reintroduction of Action Asia. As previously announced, this year's festival lineup is bookended by comedic films lauded by atte...

DreamWorks Animation Announces Feature Film Release Slate Through 2014

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DreamWorks Animation SKG today announced its feature film release slate through 2014. The Company's current plan features six original films and is anchored by three sequels based on its hit Kung Fu Panda, Madagascar and How to Train Your Dragon franchises. DreamWorks Animation's theatrical release schedule is currently planned as follows: Kung Fu Panda 2 for May 26, 2011 and Puss In Boots for November 4, 2011; Madagascar 3 for June 8, 2012 and Rise of the Guardians for November 21, 2012;...

Annual Movies for Grownups® Awards

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  AARP The Magazine to Recognize Film Icon Robert Redford With Lifetime Achievement Award at Its 10th Annual Movies for Grownups® Awards in Los Angeles, Feb. 7th It's awards season and AARP The Magazine has once again picked the best films for the older audience with its annual Movies for Grownups® Awards. Robert Redford is the recipient of the Movies for Grownups Lifetime Achievement Award and Tom Hooper's The King's Speech nabbed this year's top honor for overall "Bes...

NEWSLETTER N° 463: April 29, 2010

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............. WELCOME TO OUR NEWSLETTER N° 463: April 29, 2010 Follow this LINK if you cannot read the newsletter properly The Future of Cinema Salon returns to Cannes Filmfestivals.com and Xomo present the Future of Festivals...its Digital !  Mingle Talk and Wine tasting at the Spa des Stars (next to Gray d'Albion) May 19th 7: 30 -9:00 CALLING ALL FESTIVAL ORGANIZERS ATTENDING CANNES...

Seattle International Film Festival claims largest festival in the US reveals line up of 600 screenings

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SIFF is proud to announce the lineup for the 36th Seattle International Film Festival, the largest and most highly attended event of its kind in the United States. Running a full 25 days, SIFF will present 189 narrative features, 54 documentary features, 13 archival films, and 150 short films from 67 countries, including 25 World Premieres (12 features, 13 shorts), 36 North American Premieres (24 features, 12 shorts), and 12 US Premieres (6 features, 6 shorts). SIFF 2010 runs from May 20...

Jackie Chan to receive Terracotta Festival Peace Award

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Terracotta Festival organisers announced via SCREEN POWER: THE JACKIE CHAN MAGAZINE that Jackie Chan is to receive the Terracotta Festival Peace Award. "Jackie is an on screen legend; off the screen he has made a significant contribution to charitable work through his Jackie Chan Foundation as well as his work as a UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador" organisers said. "It is for this work as well as his strong anti-war statement in his latest film LITTLE BIG SOLDIER that...

The USA Film Festival announces the full schedule of events

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  The USA Film Festival announces the full schedule of events for the 40th Annual USA Film Festival, April 28 - May 2, 2010. All programs will be held at the Angelika Film Center Dallas, 5321 E. Mockingbird Lane, Dallas, Texas. Advance tickets are available exclusively through Ticketmaster beginning Friday, April 16, 2010. LIST OF PROGRAMS (chronologically) La Mission Wednesday, April 28, 7:00pm There are two things in life that recovering alcoholic Che (Benjamin Bratt) ...

NEWSLETTER N° 457: March 17, 2010

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............. WELCOME TO OUR NEWSLETTER N° 457: March 17, 2010 La Géode : Concours du Film Hors Normes 3D relief ou IMAX April 1 - 18, 2010 - Inscription jusqu’au 30 mars 2010 La Géode commence l'année de ses 25 ans en beauté en organisant un Concours de réalisation audiovisuelle en 3D relief ou THD pour report sur IMAX™, afin de promouvoir les futurs professionnels de l’image et célébrer une génération née avec La Géode. Ce ...

Terracotta Festival organisers break the news of their Opening Film on twitchfilm.net.

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Jackie Chan's latest film, ‘Little Big Soldier', a period-action road-trip movie, will open the festival on 6th May 2010. The film by Ding Sheng is set during the time when China wasn't yet a country and was still comprised of seven warring states. Jackie Chan plays a reluctant conscript from one of these states and finds himself fortuitously capturing an enemy general, whom he planned to bring back to his home state to trade for discharge from army service. Other highlights from t...

Pusan International Film Festival runs October 8th - 16th, 2009

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This year, the Pusan International Film Festival provides a wonderful opportunity to experience present and future Hong Kong cinema through the Special Program (Johnnie To: The Hood in the City) on the cinematic icon of Hong Kong, Johnnie TO. This program offers a close look at his vision, which combines classical elegance with modern sophistication, as well as the evolving aspect of romantic masculinity in his movies. Ten of TO's films will be shown in the program, which also includes a semin...

Jury members for the Asia Pacific Screen Awards

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Eminent Chinese director, screenwriter and producer, Huang Jianxin, will head the International Jury for the third annual Asia Pacific Screen Awards (APSA). He will be joined by Australian playwright and screenwriter David Williamson, Iranian filmmaker Tahmineh Milāni, Indian playwright, screenwriter and director Feroz Abbas Khan and Korean writer/director Gina Kim. The International Jury will determine winners in the 2009 Asia Pacific Screen Awards to be announced in a ceremony on Australia'...

Asia Pacific Screen Awards Jury members

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Eminent Chinese director, screenwriter and producer, Huang Jianxin, will head the International Jury for the third annual Asia Pacific Screen Awards (APSA). He will be joined by Australian playwright and screenwriter David Williamson, Iranian filmmaker Tahmineh Milāni, Indian playwright, screenwriter and director Feroz Abbas Khan and Korean writer/director Gina Kim. The International Jury will determine winners in the 2009 Asia Pacific Screen Awards to be announced in a ceremony on Australi...

Udine Fareast Line-up

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    FEEF 11: AN EXTRAORDINARY EDITION!!! FOR THE OPENING NIGHT ON FRIDAY 24TH APRIL, A FANTASTIC DOUBLE-BILL OF EUROPEAN PREMIERES: ACTION MOVIE ONG BAK 2 AND THE BRILLIANT BLACK COMEDY CRAZY RACER!! TWO GOALS SCORED BY THAILAND AND CHINA… For Far East Film, number 11 is truly… an extraordinary edition!!! Having already reported on a decade of Asian cinema, up until the year 2008, historicallywitnessing and travelling through the unique richness ...

THE LEGEND OF ONG BAK 2 COMES TO UDINE

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  Ong Bak 2         Legend of Ong Bak 2     WAVING THE FLAG FOR THAI ACTION: THE LEGEND OF ONG BAK 2 COMES TO UDINE TO BE SCREENED IN EUROPE FOR THE FIRST TIME EVER! Far East Film 11: the countdown plus sneak previews With the much-awaited cult movie, and a special focus containing 4 other titles, this celebrated Udinese festival will chronicle the latest ...

Los Angeles VIP Screenings from the NYIIFVF

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LOS ANGELES JULY 2008 SCHEDULELos Angeles VIP Screeningshttp://www.nyfilmvideo.com/2008/la-2008/schedule/la-july-2008.htm FRIDAY July 18thLaemmle Sunset Screen 3 12:00 pm Recover Me 124 min  Director Dahsheen Amin     Genre Drama     Synopsis gritty drama unfolds on the most destitute streets of Richmond Virginia, challenging a single mother’s strength and sobriety as she fights to fulfill her own “pursuit of happiness”. 2:10 pm Fillbilly 98 min  Director A.L. “MIG” Ma...

Showcomotion is ten years old this year

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Festival Director Kathy Loizou said: ‘Showcomotion is ten years old this year and Pixar Animation Studios are helping us celebrate our anniversary in style. Mark Walsh, the Supervising Animator on the Disney•Pixar film Ratatouille, is a special guest at the festival. Mark will talk about the work of Pixar Animation Studios over the last ten years, including such classics as Toy Story 2, Monsters, Inc., Finding Nemo and The Incredibles. The Showcomotion Special 10th Anniversary Talk is on Wed...

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