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Berlinale 2012: 18 World Premieres in the Competition

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With seven more films, the Competition programme of the 62nd Berlin International Film Festival is nearing completion. To date it includes 22 films, of which 17 are vying for the Golden and Silver Bears. 18 films will celebrate their world premieres in the Competition of the Berlinale 2012.     The productions in the Competition are from the following countries: Brazil, Canada, Denmark, the Czech Republic, Germany, the People's Republic of China, France...

Hong Kong producer Nansun Shi to head APSA 2011 International Jury

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BANGKOK ~ Nansun Shi, one of the region’s most highly regarded film producers, was announced today as President of the 2011 International Jury of the Asia Pacific Screen Awards (APSA). Ms Shi will be joined on the Jury by Cameron Bailey, Co-director of the Toronto International Film Festival, Japanese director and actress Kaori Momoi, Israeli director Samuel Maoz, and the Executive Chairman of the China Film Producers Association, Ming Zhenjiang. During a career spanning th...

Nansun Shi announced as President of the 2011 International Jury of the Asia Pacific Screen Awards

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  HONG KONG PRODUCER NANSUN SHI TO HEAD 2011 APSA INTERNATIONAL JURY   Nansun Shi, APSA International Jury President 2011. Photo courtesy of Teo Keng Beng. Nansun Shi, one of the region's most highly regarded film producers, was announced today as President of the 2011 International Jury of the Asia Pacific Screen Awards (APSA). Ms Shi will be joined on the Jury by Cameron Bailey, Co-director...

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...

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...

Spotlight on tudou.com at Hawai Fest

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With an estimated 1.3 billion people living in China, the use of the internet is increasing more and more everyday. For some, the Web is a tool and for others it's an obsession. The Hawaii International Film Festival (HIFF) is honored to introduce the 2010 HIFF Interactive spotlight on China's largest and fastest growing video sharing website to date called TUDOU.com to share some insight into the ever expanding digital content world of China.TUDOU.com is not the "YouTube of China." Or, that's...

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...

Ghent Film Festival pts Asia in the spotlight

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With a film focus on China, a film music concert by the Japanese composer Shigeru Umebayashi and an exhibition on the Japanese animation art anime, the 36th edition of the Ghent Film Festival feels particularly Asian. In addition, film music remains centralto the festival programme with various film music concerts, the award ceremony of the World Soundtrack Awards and a film music seminar.The 36th edition of the Ghent Film Festival, from 6 to 17 October, focuses on a specific continent for the v...

AFI Dallas in full swing with heavy line up

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 AFI DALLAS International Film Festival Presented by Target, Founding Sponsor Victory Park announces Helen Hunt's directorial debut, THEN SHE FOUND ME, as the festival's Opening Night Gala presentation and Stuart Townsend's BATTLE IN SEATTLE as its Closing Night Gala presentation.The eleven-day festival (March 27 - April 6), will feature 210 feature films and shorts with 290 screenings. Once again, the Target Ten Narrative and Target Ten Documentary Competition winners will receive two unre...

AFI Dallas in full swing

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AFI DALLAS International Film Festival Presented by Target, Founding Sponsor Victory Park announces Helen Hunt’s directorial debut, THEN SHE FOUND ME, as the festival’s Opening Night Gala presentation and Stuart Townsend’s BATTLE IN SEATTLE as its Closing Night Gala presentation.The eleven-day festival (March 27 – April 6), will feature 210 feature films and shorts with 290 screenings. Once again, the Target Ten Narrative and Target Ten Documentary Competition winners will receive two u...

The 17th Philadelphia Film Festival is coming up

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The festival has a program titled DANGER AFTER DARK presented by the TLA Entertainment Group, which is dedicated to FANTASTIC film genres. With the guidance of Raymond Murray, Artistic Director, I was able to program films from multiple genres that I love dearly and also include films that my fellow curators suggested. A big thank you to my colleagues at Fantastic Festivals around the world (you know who you are!) for all your help and support as well.At the tail end of the information, I’ve...

HOLLYWOOD CHINESE Wins Best Documentary Prize At Golden Horse Awards

 Friday, December 14---------HOLLYWOOD CHINESE, an exploration of the 100-year history of the Chinese in American feature films, captured the Best Documentary Award at the Golden Horse Awards this past weekend. Considered the Chinese equivalent of the Oscars, the Golden Horse Awards are the most prestigious honors in Asia for Chinese-language cinema. Although HOLLYWOOD CHINESE is not technically a Chinese-language film, its subject matter and content, cast and crew qualified it for awards con...

One Hundred Years of Chinese Hollywood (fromToronto)

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In the delightfully entertaining and historically significant new documentary HOLLYWOOD CHINESE, documentarian Arthur Dong has filled in an essential gap in the history of Hollywood.....charting the influence of Chinese and Chinese-American actors and technicians to the magic of the dream factory. The film is a quite ambitious history lesson that mixes both artistic contributions by well-known and unsung heros and heroines, while attempting to understand the basis and origin of "Asian mystique"...

One Hundred Years of Chinese Hollywood

 Monday, September 10--------In the delightfully entertaining and historically significant new documentary HOLLYWOOD CHINESE, documentarian Arthur Dong has filled in an essential gap in the history of Hollywood.....charting  the influence of Chinese and Chinese-American actors and technicians to the magic of the dream factory. The film is a quite ambitious history lesson that mixes both artistic contributions by well-known and unsung heros and heroines, while attempting to understand the bas...

Action On Film International Film Festival Inks 'First Look' Deal with Cinamour Entertaniment for Distribution

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At the recent NATPE Convention which was held at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas, Del Weston of the Action On Film International Film Festival and Glen Hartford of the Cinamour Entertainment Company signed an initial deal which will give Cinamour Entertainment 'First Look' rights to all films and filmmakers submitting work to the 2007 Action On Film Festival. The AOF Festival which has become a favorite show of independent filmmakers and celebrities alike is held July 27-29, 200...

Sydney Film Fest Laughter sandwich with meaty filling

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With this his second (and last) Festival, Artistic Director Lynden Barber has again shown an astute ability to mix the provocative with the seductive, the challenging with the entertaining, giving patrons a snapshot of the concerns and amusements of filmmakers from around the world. Andrew L. Urban samples the menu.In a world troubled by violence, defeated by poverty, racked by intolerance and engulfed in conflict, it’s appropriate that a major film festival such as Sydney’s should gather fi...

Cinema Under the Stars screens classics at Montreal

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Classic films outdooor screenings at Montreal Festival from August 26 to September 5, 2005, showing at the Esplanade of the Place des Arts on Ste-Catherine Street.Thousands of film lovers and festival-goers each year enjoy watching films projected nightly on the giant outdoor screen. These films, box office hits, classics of the seventh art and films that have graced the Festival's screens in the past, are shown beginning at 8:30 p.m.For the duration of the Festival, every day at 2, 4 and 6 p.m....

SXSW 2005 line up

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After months of receiving and reviewing submissions, the South by Southwest Film Conference & Festival (SXSW Film) announces the lineup of feature films for this year's event. The lineup includes over 40 world and U.S. premieres, set to be unveiled March 11-19, 2005 in venues throughout Austin, TX.The following is the lineup of features for SXSW 2005. NARRATIVE FEATURE COMPETITION:CAVITEDir: Ian Gamazon and Neill Dela Llana; Cast: Ian Gamazon, Dominique Gonzalez.An American citizen visiting his ...

Pierre Ange le Pogam from Rio Fest

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EUROPACORP PLATFORMS RIO FILM FESTIVAL TO ANNOUNCE LANDMARK BRAZILIAN CO-PRODUCTIONEuropacorp, Luc Besson´s filmmaking European studio created in 2000 with his partner Pierre-Ange Le Pogam, is rapidly expanding its potential for international co-productions.Le Pogam, CEO of Europacorp, announced the first co-production with Latin America today at the Rio Film Festival in front of festival delegates, confirming that the first Brazilian movie will be shot mid-2005.The French-Brazilian co-producti...

New York Asian Film Festival line up

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NEW YORK ASIAN FILM FESTIVAL 2004June 18 - 27, 2004at the Anthology Film Archives (32 Second Avenue @ Second Street)For the third year in a row, Subway Cinema presents its festival (one of only three in the US) devoted to new feature films from Asia. After watching 211 films, we feel we can safely say that this year¹s line-up includes the hands-down, no-holds-barred best new films from across the region. These are the movies that have been sweeping the awards ceremonies, racking up the box offi...

Celestial's Shaw Brothers gets distrib in Spain

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CELESTIAL’S SHAW BROTHERS MARTIAL ARTS MOVIES TO BE DISTRIBUTED BY MANGA FILMS IN SPAIN The Spanish film industry is viewed by many these days as the critical link between Europe, the US and Latin America cinema. In recent years, a wave of young, Spanish directorial talents have surfaced, such as Pedro Almodovar, Alejandro Amenabar, Fernando Leon de Aranoa and Cesc Gay. Between them, they have helped to gradually develop Spain as a film-making powerhouse. Similarly, when the Hong Kong film ind...

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