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AFI announces Bernardo Bertolucci as Guest Artistic Director

The American Film Institute (AFI) announced today that internationally acclaimed filmmaker and Academy Award®-winning director and screenwriter Bernardo Bertolucci will serve as its Guest Artistic Director at AFI FEST 2012 presented by Audi. Last year’s Guest Artistic Director was Pedro Almodóvar, and David Lynch, an alumnus of the AFI Conservatory, held the role in 2010. As Guest Artistic Director, Bertolucci has selected four feature films for his special sidebar program at...

Philip Kaufman to Receive Maverick Spirit Award at Writers Celebration

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For more than four decades, Philip Kaufman has been gracing the screen with his unique and passionate vision, creating a double-barreled legacy of excellence as both a writer and director. To conclude our Writers Celebration event on March 9 at the San Jose Rep we will be honoring Philip Kaufman with the Maverick Spirit Award. Previous guest recipients include Kevin Spacey, Sir Ben Kingsley, Spike Lee, William H. Macy, Diablo Cody, and Alec Baldwin. The final act of the evening focuses on the re...

Off Plus Camera will host the FIPRESCI award!

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Off Plus Camera Film Festival is constantly expanding its horizons and working hard on many novelties. This 4th year of the festival, The International Federation of Film Critics will award its prestigious accolade - FIPRESCI.  The International Federation of Film Critics ( Fédération Internationale de la Presse Cinématographique) is an association of professional film critics from all over the world. The Federation took shape in Paris on June 6th 1930. The main aim of the association is to...

My film festival online film fest by Unifrance

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With films from 10 new film directors [first or second film] represented, MyFilmFestival.com (Jan 14 – 29) enables viewers around the world to view and vote in this inaugural online film festival under the auspices of UniFrance. Andrew L. Urban of www.urbancinefile.com.au (who will represent Australia on the jury of international critics) reports.Screenwriter Christopher Thompson’s assured debut feature, Bus Palladium, is one of the 10 films in competition in the inaugural MyFrenchFilmFestiv...

Florence Indian Film fest focuses on Ray and Aparna sen

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by ALEX DELEONfor www.filmfestivals.com Director/actress Aparna Sen, is the special guest at Florence The River to River (Arno to Ganges) festival of Indian films in Florence, Italy, is all set to fly from Dec. 3 to Dec. 10. This will be the tenth installment of this unique European showcase of Indian cinema, founded and fostered by Selvaggia Velo, herself a native of the Tuscan urb famous for its long art and architectural traditions, from Michelangelo to the fabulous cathedral known as the "D...

London BFI programme of french films

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  London BFI programme includes 43 films from FRANCE. This is part of a worldwide selection of 197 feature films and 112 shorts from more than 67 countries. The BFI 54th London Film Festival runs from October 13 -October 28. French FEATURES: BENDA BELILI!: Dir, Renaud Barret, Florent de La Tullaye                BOUDU SAVED FROM DROWNING (BOUDU SAUVÉ DES EAUX): Dir, Jean Renoir COPACABANA: Dir, Marc Fitoussi              HAND...

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...

10 questions to Olivier Père: Locarno newly appointed Loacarno Artistic Director

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In an interview new artistic director Olivier Père outlines his vision of the Festival and ambitions for the future at Locarno. 1. How do you imagine "your" Locarno Festival? Locarno has a clear identity and a great tradition, since the early days it's been committed to discovering and revealing new filmmakers and new territories. That's an approach I've always been very keen on, too, and I intend to stick with it. Locarno is a major festival that gives a useful o...

The Global Film Village: Pierre Rissient: the silent connoisseur, and maker of stars, speaks out about the film “SILENT ARMY”

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by Marla Lewin Photo credit Jerry Schatzberg The French filmmaker Pierre Rissient appears in Todd McCarthy's documentary 'Pierre Rissient: Man of Cinema.' Pierre Rissient was originally a publicist. He has gone on to produce and direct films. He is most known for his auteur discoveries, and he has shared with me, his joy most recently, about spending time at a film festival in Lyon, France, where he has so many fond memories from his youth. It was there that he supporte...

Pierre Rissient: the silent connoisseur, and maker of stars, speaks out about the film “SILENT ARMY”

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The Global Film Village: Pierre Rissient: the silent connoisseur, and maker of stars, speaks out about the film “SILENT ARMY”by Marla Lewin Photo credit Jerry Schatzberg The French filmmaker Pierre Rissient appears in Todd McCarthy's documentary 'Pierre Rissient: Man of Cinema.' Pierre Rissient was originally a publicist. He has gone on to produce and direct films. He is most known for his auteur discoveries, and he has shared with me, his joy most recently, about spending time at a film fes...

Telluride in action (September 4-7, 2009)

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Telluride Film Festival (September 4-7, 2009), presented by the National Film Preserve is proud to announce its 2009 Festival program. Twenty-four new feature films will play in the Festival's main program; eleven revivals including six programmed by 2009 Festival Guest Director Alexander Payne; twenty-nine short films; and ten documentaries will screen in the Backlot program.  Celebrating works from over twenty-five countries, Telluride Film Festival opens Friday, September 4 and runs throug...

Telluride Film Festival preview

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Telluride Film Festival (September 4-7, 2009), presented by the National Film Preserve is proud to announce its 2009 Festival program. Twenty-four new feature films will play in the Festival’s main program; eleven revivals including six programmed by 2009 Festival Guest Director Alexander Payne; twenty-nine short films; and ten documentaries will screen in the Backlot program. Celebrating works from over twenty-five countries, Telluride Film Festival opens Friday, September 4 and runs through...

Take a french break at Sacramento French Film Festival

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8th Sacramento French Film Festival  : June 19-21 & 27-28, 2009 - Crest Theatre www.SacramentoFrenchFilmFestival.org TAKE A FRENCH VACATION WITHOUT LEAVING SACRAMENTO !!! With the Sacramento French Film Festival you can walk around the French capital (PARIS, on Opening night) and relax in a campground on the Atlantic coast (CAMPING). You can travel to a fantasy world (BEAUTY and the BEAST) and uncover the grim current reality of illegal immigration (WELCOME, on closing night). ...

Cinema

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Paris, December 28, 1895 Antoine Gustave Marasco was anxious when he took the way to the Boulevard des Capucines heading to the Grand Cafe. Before that, however, he became the first spectator of a commercial movie screening. The magic came by by the hands of two brothers that already had a name filled with light, the Lumière, sons of Antoine, who always warned his sons that that was an invention with no future. Quite the contrary. Cinema invented the future; Men could finally be eternal and ...

Pushing Boundaries: Canadian Vintage Independent Films

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The Calgary Cinematheque is pleased to present “Pushing Boundaries: Canadian Independent Films of the ‘60s and ‘70s”, a series devoted to four rare and important works of Canadian cinema, including: High (Larry Kent, 1967), Montreal Main (Frank Vitale, 1972), A Married Couple (Allan King, 1969), and The Rubber Gun (Allan Moyle, 1977). These films represent a forgotten moment in Canadian cinema, featuring gritty, urban themes and direct cinema techniques.The EventPushing Boundaries takes ...

Hamptons International Film Festival highlights

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The HAMPTONS INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL is proud to announce the films, programs and special events which will make up the 2008 season. Now in its 16th year, this East Coast favorite comes to life against the fall back-drop as talent, industry and audiences participate in what has now become one of the leading international film festivals of the world. The 2008 Hamptons International Film Festival runs October 15th through 19th, 2008, in East Hampton, New York with additional venues in Southa...

tribeca Artists Awards Program

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The Tribeca Film Festival anounced that 13 major contemporary artists will contribute pieces to the Festival’s 2008 Artists Awards Program sponsored by Chanel. Each of these pieces will be presented to a filmmaker whose film is selected by the jury as the winner in its respective category. Participating artists are some of the industry’s most dynamic and recognizable names, including Francesco Clemente, Ross Bleckner, Don Gummer, Timothy White, John Alexander, Stephen Hannock, Renee Cox, Bra...

Filmmakers Edward Wang and Malle retrospective in NY

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Two masters of the art of the cinema are being honored in New York at career retrospectives at two of New York’s most venerable film institutions, starting this past weekend. The Museum of Modern Art, which has one of the world’s most celebrated film archives, will present three defining films from the career of Taiwanese director Edward Yang, to mark the publication of a new monograph on the filmmaker by celebrated film critic and historian John Anderson. The filmmaker is revered as a moder...

NY The French are in town heating up snowy city

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FRENCH CINEMA HEATS UP SNOWY NEW YORKWhile winter continues to hold a grip on New York City just days away from the official start of Spring, the scent of optimism, passion and love is palpable, as the annual Rendez-Vous With French Cinema, an exquisite showcase of the finest films from la Belle France, begins this weekend at New York’s Lincoln Center.New York has had a long love affair with French cinema. From the pre-war classics of Jean Renoir, Jean Vigo and Marcel Carne, the film noir oeuv...

London closes the curtain on most successful Fest yet

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CLOSES THE CURTAINS ON THE MOST SUCCESSFUL FESTIVAL YETTonight The Times bfi 48th London Film Festival closed the curtains on the most successful Festival yet with the international premiere of David O. Russell's existential comedy I ♥ Huckabees. Over the past 16 days and nights film-makers, journalists, industry professionals and the general public have flocked to London to attend Europe's largest and most prestigious public film festival. This year the Festival broke all previous records...

Past Golden Lions list

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Golden Lions and major awards of the Venice Film Festival 1932: No official awards. Prizes awarded by the public.1934: Teresa Confalonieri by Guido Brignone (Coppa Mussolini for best Italian film); Man of Aran (UK) by Robert Flaherty (Best foreign film).1935: Casta Diva by Carmine Gallone (Coppa Mussolini for best Italian film); Anna Karenina (USA) by Clarence Brown (Best foreign film).1936: Squadrone bianco by Augusto Genina (Coppa Mussolini for best Italian film); Der Kaiser von Kalifornien ...
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