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Day 1 of the 65th Cannes Film Festival

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The 65th annual Cannes Film Festival began yesterday.  Opening the festival last night was the latest Wes Anderson film, Moonrise Kingdom, which Anderson co-wrote with Roman Coppola.  The film stars Bill Murrary, Bruce Willis, Edward Norton, and Tilda Swinton. Of course, the festival didn't begin without at least an ounce of controversy. A group of female filmmakers wrote a letter, which was published in Le Monde, voicing their discontent over the fact that there are no female-made mo...

JP Dardenne to head the Jury for the Cinéfondation and Short Films

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 © Christine Plenus   On 23rd May, the Festival de Cannes will welcome the jury for the Cinéfondation and short films, presided over this year by Jean-Pierre DARDENNE (Belgian director, scriptwriter and producer), who shared the honours of the Grand Prix with his brother Luc for The Kid with a Bike in 2011, after winning two Palmes d'Or, first in 1999 for Rosetta and then in 2005 for The Child, and the prize for best screenplay in 2008 for Lorna's Silence. The ...

Perth announces the final selection of In Retrospect: 60 Years of Festival Films

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FINAL SELECTION OF IN RETROSPECT: 60 YEARS OF FESTIVAL FILMS 5 – 11 MARCH Perth Festival is delighted to announce the final selection of In Retrospect: 60 Years of Festival Films. In celebration of our 60th Festival we have selected seven films from those which have screened at the Festival since its beginning in 1953. One film from each decade was selected to screen for one night only from Monday, 5 March and one Australasian film will screen on Sunday, 11 March. Perth Festival Arti...

SLEEPING BEAUTY and the female gaze.

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 SLEEPING BEAUTY (2011)One of the films in competition at the 64th Cannes Film Festival was SLEEPING BEAUTY (2011) by writer/director Julia Leigh. While one might recall the sweet animated Disney film SLEEPING BEAUTY (1959) or the classic fairytale in reference to this title, this film is a far cry from these classics with the same name; rather, this ‘sleeping beauty’ is about the erotic desires of a young woman and her ‘female gaze’, as opposed to the much discussed, much debated cinem...

SLEEPING BEAUTY, desiring beauty...

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 SLEEPING BEAUTY (2011)One of the films in competition at the 64th Cannes Film Festival was SLEEPING BEAUTY (2011) by writer/director Julia Leigh. While one might recall the sweet animated Disney film SLEEPING BEAUTY (1959) or the classic fairytale in reference to this title, this film is a far cry from these classics with the same name; rather, this ‘sleeping beauty’ is about the erotic desires of a young woman and her ‘female gaze’, as opposed to the much discussed, much debated cinem...

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writer/director Jane Campion makes an appearance at Cannes on May 12, 2011.photo by Vanessa McMahon 

We need to talk about Kevin, school massacre drama launches race at Cannes

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British director Lynne Ramsay and British actor John C. Reilly pose during the photocall of "We Need to Talk About Kevin" presented in competition at the 64th Cannes Film Festival on May 12, 2011 in Cannes. AFP/GUILLAUME BAPTISTE The race for the Palme d'Or began Thursday with Scottish director Lynne Ramsey's powerful "We Need to Talk About Kevin" -- the first of a record four films from women in competition at Cannes. Adapted from Lionel Shriv...

Asia Pacific Screen Awards (APSA) FilmFund Panelists

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2011 FILM FUND PANELLISTS ANNOUNCED: XUE XIAOLU, TONY AYRES AND ANDREW PIKE   The Asia Pacific Screen Awards (APSA) and Motion Picture Association (MPA) have announced the continuation of the MPA APSA Academy Film Fund to support new films from Asia-Pacific and the panellists who will assess the entries for 2011. Xue Xiaolu and Tony Ayres will join the assessment panel for 2011 which will once again be Chaired by Ronin Films' Managing Director and member of APSA's 2009 International Jur...

Tim Roth – special guest at Off Plus Camera

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Tim Roth, the star of “Reservoir Dogs” and “Pulp Fiction”, will receive in Kraków at the Off Plus Camera the “Against the Current” award. In the series of special screenings, you will be able to watch directed by him “The War Zone”. We have prepared much more on the occasion of the famous Brit's visit. Tim Roth, who gained international fame through Quentin Tarantino's productions (“Reservoir Dogs”, Pulp Fiction”, “Four Rooms”), will be a special guest at th...

Berlinale Awards

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The Awards of the International Jury 2011 Golden Bear for Best Film Jodaeiye Nader az Simin (Nader And Simin, A Separation) by Asghar Farhadi   Asghar Farhadi Silver Bear - The Jury Grand Prix A torinói ló (The Turin Horse) by Béla Tarr Silver Bear - Best Director Ulrich Köhler for Schlafkrankheit (Sleeping Sickness) Ulrich Köhler Silver Bear - Best Actress ...

It's Awards Time in Berlin

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The Awards of the International Jury 2011 Golden Bear for Best FilmJodaeiye Nader az Simin (Nader And Simin, A Separation) by Asghar Farhadi Asghar Farhadi Silver Bear - The Jury Grand Prix A torinói ló (The Turin Horse) by Béla Tarr Silver Bear - Best Director Ulrich Köhler for Schlafkrankheit (Sleeping Sickness) Ulrich Köhler Silver Bear - Best Actress to the actress-ensemble in Jodaeiye Nader az Simin (Nader And Simin, A Separation) by Asghar Farhadi Sareh Bayat, Sarina Farhadi, Lei...

The Berlinale jury keeps an open seat for Jafar Panahi

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Isabella Rossellini is one of the most renowned actresses in international cinema. In recent years she has also made her mark as a producer and director. The daughter of Swedish actress Ingrid Bergman and Italian director Roberto Rossellini has played in more than 40 feature films and worked with such directors as Robert Zemeckis, Joel Schumacher, Peter Weir, Abel Ferrara, Peter Greenaway and David Lynch or John Schlesinger, with whom she filmed The Innocent in Berlin in 1992. She celeb...

Berlinale keeps a jury seat for Jafar Panahi

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Isabella Rossellini is one of the most renowned actresses in international cinema. In recent years she has also made her mark as a producer and director. The daughter of Swedish actress Ingrid Bergman and Italian director Roberto Rossellini has played in more than 40 feature films and worked with such directors as Robert Zemeckis, Joel Schumacher, Peter Weir, Abel Ferrara, Peter Greenaway and David Lynch or John Schlesinger, with whom she filmed The Innocent in Berlin in 1992. She celebrated he...

Sundance Channel's Up-to-the-Minute, All-Access Coverage of the 2011 Sundance Festival From January 21 - January 30

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  Sundance Channel sets up shop in Park City, Utah for the network's biggest ever exclusive, all-access, multimedia experience at the 2011 Sundance Film Festival, taking place from January 20th - January 30th. For the first time ever, Sundance Channel will open its doors to Park City with a bricks-and-mortar operation, "Sundance Channel HQ." Located at the heart of the action at 692 Main Street, Sundance Channel HQ will be a non-stop hub connecting festival-goers, movie-lovers and...

Pierre Rissient in the BigPond Adelaide Film Festival Jury

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The 2011 BigPond Adelaide Film Festival is pleased to announce the five-person jury for its prestigious International Award for Best Feature Film. For the 2011 festival, this award will be known as the 10 NEWS INTERNATIONAL AWARD for BEST FEATURE FILM, thanks to the generous support of 10 News, who will present a cash prize of $25,000 to the director of the winning film.Presiding over the 2011 jury will be Julietta Sichel, producer and former director of programming for the Karlovy Vary Film Fes...

Latest on the Light Up Earth competition

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Great opportunity for passionate and creative people to enter a valuable competition. Valuable in more ways than one! Jane Campion (director of The Piano and Bright Star) commented about the film competition: It is A VERY GENEROUS PRIZE FOR SHORT FILMMAKERS and really a challenge to make good propaganda and stay honest. ...

12 movies from 12 countries will compete for the Best Film Award in the 4+1 Film Festival

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The singular 4+1 Film Festival MAPPFRE FOUNDATION- that will be held simultaneously in Bogotá, Buenos Aires, Ciudad de México, Madrid and São Paulo from November 11th to the 14th of 2010- will have 12 movies from 12 countries in its first edition’s competitive section. Prestigious filmmakers such as Gus Van Sant, Jane Campion or Agnes Varda and new top directors as Filipino Raya Marin, Cambodian Rithy Pann or Argentinean Pablo Agüero, among others, will be competing for the B...

4+1 Film Festival competitive line up

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12 movies from 12 countries will compete for the Best Film Award in the 4+1 Film Festival Madrid, October 11 2010The singular FUNDACIÓN MAPFRE 4+1 FILM FESTIVAL- that will be held simultaneously in Bogotá, Buenos Aires, Ciudad de México, Madrid and São Pablo from November 11th to the 14th of 2010- will have 12 movies from 12 countries in its first edition’s competitive section. Prestigious filmmakers such as Gus Van Sant, Jane Campion or Agnès Varda and new top directors as Filipino Raya ...

New 4+1 Film Festival revealed during San Sebastian

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  This morning the first edition of the 4+1 Film Festival MAPFRE FOUNDATION was presented in the San Sebastian Film Festival.   The new festival wil show Art House Cinema simultaneously in five iberoamerican cities This morning, within the framework of the San Sebastián Film Festival, the Managing Director of the MAPFRE FOUNDATION Culture Institute Pablo Jimenez Burillo has presented  the first edition of the 4+1 Film Festival MAPFRE FOUNDATION. The idea behind ...

New 4+1 Film Festival Mapfre Foundation revealed during San Sebastian

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4+1 Film Festival MAPFRE FOUNDATION will show Art House Cinema simultaneously in five iberoamerican cities This morning, within the framework of the San Sebastián Film Festival, the Managing Director of the MAPFRE FOUNDATION Culture Institute Pablo Jimenez Burillo has presented the first edition of the 4+1 Film Festival MAPFRE FOUNDATION. The idea behind this international event, which will be celebrated for the first time on November 11th through the 14th of 2010, consists in bringing back so...

The 15th annual Vilnius international film festival "Kino pavasaris" will help you rediscover film

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Spring has sprung and Kino pavasaris" (or Cinema spring) is fast approaching. This year the motto of the Festival is "Reborn at the Cinema" and from March 18 to April 2 you are all invited to rediscover the magical world of film.                             2010 marks the 15th anniversary of the Festival an...

Write and Sell the Hot Script

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Getting your idea from your head to a sheet of paper means a journey of just eighteen inches. Approach the journey in the right way, and you will arrive safely. Start this journey unprepared and you will end up wandering and confused, your idea locked inside you, those eighteen inches may as well be a million miles. Discover the insider trade secrets that are designed to keep outsiders from breaking into the industry. Find out shortcuts to success, and how to map out a hugely rewarding car...

Kathryn Bigelow: Poised To Make History

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  With the announcement of Oscar nominations this morning and a definitive win at last weekend's Directors Guild of America Awards, helmer Kathryn Bigelow is poised to make history as the first women director to win a Best Director Oscar for her work on the intense Iraq War drama THE HURT LOCKER. Bigelow is only the fourth woman director ever to be nominated in the 85 year history of the awards (her predecessors included Italian director Lina Wertmuller for SEVEN BEAUTIES, Amer...

Oscar Snubs and Surprises

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    Yes, we all expected AVATAR and THE HURT LOCKER to have good showings for this morning's Oscar nomination announcements (they are both tied at 9 nominations each) and we were not surprised when the names George Clooney, Jeff Bridges, Sandra Bullock and Meryl Streep were intoned at the 5:30am ceremony in Los Angeles. And yes, even the six nods for PRECIOUS (including well-deserved nominations for Gabourey Sidibe, Mo'Nique, director Lee Daniels and screenwriter Geoffrey Flet...

AN EDUCATION Leads London Critics

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AN EDUCATION, the 1960s-set drama by Danish director Lone Scherfig, led the pack at the announcement of the 30th London Film Critics’ Circle Awards nominations. The film scored seven nominations, including British Film of the Year and notices for actors Carey Mulligan, Alfred Molina, Rosamund Pike and Olivia Williams. AN EDUCATION will compete for Best British film with the likes of Jane Campion’s BRIGHT STAR, Armando Iannucci’s IN THE LOOP, Andrea Arnold’s FISH TANK, ...
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