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TIFF Deal on UK release of Matteo Garonne’s Cannes Grand Prix winner REALITY

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Independent Distribution have struck a deal with Fandango Portobello to co-release Matteo Garonne’s Cannes Grand Prix winner REALITY in the UK, which screens tonight as part of the official selection at The Toronto International Film Festival.  Luc Roeg, CEO of Independent made the announcement today.  The deal was negotiated between Roeg and Janine Gold of Fandango Portobello. Leading the project will be newly appointed Heads of Distribution, Sarah Townsend and Stef...

'Forgiveness of Blood' at Palm Springs

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              photo still from 'THE FORGIVENESS OF BLOOD' (2011)   Director Joshua Marston's latest film, THE FORGIVENESS OF BLOOD (2011), screened this week in Palm Springs during the 2012 Palm Springs International Film Festival (PSIFF). Marston once again impresses audiences with his one-of-a-kind filmic verisimilitude. Similar to his international hit MARIA FULL OF GRACE (2004), which was filmed in Col...

The Program for the 35th Göteborg International Film Festival is here!

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  The program for Göteborg International Film Festival, the largest film festival in Scandinavia, has been released. British Michael Winterbottom is awarded this year's Honorary Dragon Award for his outstanding achievements as a director. The film festival will have a sneak start January 26 with the gala film The Descendants by Academy Award winning director Alexander Payne who will also be visiting the festival. The intense eleven days, January 27-Februar...

A review of 'FORGIVENESS OF BLOOD' at TIFF 2011

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       photo still from 'THE FORGIVENESS OF BLOOD' (2011)  THE FORGIVENESS OF BLOOD (2011) screened last week at the 52nd Thessaloniki Film Festival (TIFF) 2011. Director Joshua Marston once again impresses audiences with his one-of-a-kind filmic verisimilitude. Similar to his international hit MARIA FULL OF GRACE (2004), which was filmed in Columbia and in Columbian Spanish with English subtitles, this globe-trotting American does the same with FORGIVENES...

THE FORGIVENESS OF BLOOD at TIFF...An ecumenical review!

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        photo still from 'THE FORGIVENESS OF BLOOD' (2011) THE FORGIVENESS OF BLOOD (2011) screened last week at the 52nd Thessaloniki Film Festival (TIFF) 2011. Director Joshua Marston once again impresses audiences with his one-of-a-kind filmic verisimilitude. Similar to his international hit MARIA FULL OF GRACE (2004), which was filmed in Columbia and in Columbian Spanish with English subtitles, this globe-trotting American does the same with FORGIVENESS O...

Don’t Miss the South East European Films at AFI in Los Angeles

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Here's another great opportunity to see films from South East Europe in Los Angeles. And it's free! Today (and later this week too) you can see two SEE films at the AFI Film Festival: -- Once Upon a Time in Anatolia (Turkey/Bosnia) is Turkey’s official submission for the Foreign Language Oscar, today at 1:30pm at the Egyptian, and Nov. 10 at 3:45pm at the Chinese. Details: http://ticketing.afi.com/eng/detail.aspx?ID=8196  -- The Forgiveness of Blood (USA/Albania/Denmark/Italy)...

FORGIVENESS OF BLOOD at TIFF 2011

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THE FORGIVENESS OF BLOOD (2011) by American director Joshua Marston held its World Premier at 2011 Berlinale in February and its North American premier at 2011 TIFF in Toronto. The very much talked about and gripping film, The Forgiveness of Blood, by American director and pioneering arthouse/foreign film advocate Joshua Marston (director of Maria Full of Grace, 2004), opened at the 2011 Berlinale Film Festival. FORGIVENESS OF BLOOD is wowing audiences everywhere and showing the world a gl...

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...

The Telluride Film Festival final line up

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Telluride Film Festival (September 2-5, 2011), presented by the National Film Preserve, announces its program for the 38th Telluride Film Festival. Featuring diverse programming from around the globe, TFF once again sets the stage for some of the year’s most highly anticipated films.   TFF opens its 38th year with over twenty-five new feature films plus special artist tributes, Guest Director programs selected by Caetano Veloso, Backlot programs, classics and restorations, shorts, studen...

Helsinki International Film Festival 2011 gala films confirmed

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  The 24th annual Helsinki International Film Festival – Love & Anarchy takes place from September 15th to 25th, 2011. The opening and closing films, the Love & Anarchy Gala film and the Finnish Film Gala selection have all been confirmed to the festival programme.   Pedro Almodóvar’s THE SKIN I LIVE IN is the opening film of HIFF – Love & Anarchy. The Spanish director’s new thriller stuns with its extraordinary visuals and music. The striking...

FORGIVENESS OF BLOOD, SFF

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THE FORGIVENESS OF BLOOD (2011) screened at SFF 2011 in the Open Air cinema. Director Joshua Marston and his main cast Tristan Halilaj and Sindi Laçej appeared at the festival to attend press conferences, talent campus labs and Q and A's after screenings of their film. The very much talked about and gripping film, The Forgiveness of Blood, by American director and pioneering arthouse/foreign film advocate (director of Maria Full of Grace, 2004), opened at the 2011 Berlinale Film Festival. FORG...

The Forgiveness of Blood at SFF 2011

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 THE FORGIVENESS OF BLOOD (2011) screened at SFF 2011 in the Open Air cinema. Director Joshua Marston and his main cast Tristan Halilaj and Sindi Laçej appeared at the festival to attend press conferences, talent campus labs and Q and A's after screenings of their film. The very much talked about and gripping film, The Forgiveness of Blood, by American director and pioneering arthouse/foreign film advocate (director of Maria Full of Grace, 2004), opened at the 2011 Berlinale Film Festival. FOR...

The Forgiveness of Blood at SFF 2011

The Forgiveness of Blood (2011) screened at SFF 2011 in the Open Air cinema. Director Joshua Marston and his main cast Tristan Halilaj (left) and Sindi Laçej (right) appear at the end of the screening to speak to audiences about their film.photo by Vanessa McMahon

The Forgiveness of Blood at SFF 2011

The Forgiveness of Blood (2011) screened at SFF 2011 in the Open Air cinema. Director Joshua Marston and his main cast Tristan Halilaj (left) and Sindi Laçej (right) appear at the end of the screening to speak to audiences about their film.photo by Vanessa McMahon

The Forgiveness of Blood at SFF 2011

The Forgiveness of Blood (2011) screened at SFF 2011 in the Open Air cinema. Director Joshua Marston and his main cast Tristan Halilaj (left) and Sindi Laçej (right) appear at the end of the screening to speak to audiences about their film. photo by Vanessa McMahon

Guests of 17th Sarajevo Film Festival

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Efet Abazi, Actor (THE FORGIVENESS OF BLOOD) Susanne Bier, Director (IN A BETTER WORLD) Taner Birsel, Actor (ONCE UPON A TIME IN ANATOLIA) Luli Bitri, Actress (AMNESTY) Konstantin Bojanov, Director (AVE) Alimani Bujar, Director (AMNESTY) Nuri Bilge Ceylan, Director (ONCE UPON A TIME IN ANATOLIA) Luka Cimprič, Actor (A TRIP) ...

A Separation wins at the Sydney Film Festival

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A Separation wins the Sydney Film Prize at the 2011 Sydney Film FestivalSydney Film Festival Jury President, Chen Kaige announced A Separation as thewinner of the 2011 Sydney Film Prize at the Official Competition Awards lunch today at the Wharf Restaurant. The $AUD60,000 Sydney Film Prize is the largest of its kind for film in Australia. The Official Competition and the Sydney Film Prize is sponsored by iShares and a Dinosaur Designs trophy is also presented to the winning film.Chen Kaige, spea...

Prizes Independent Juries - Berlinale

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A jury is considered independent when its members are not selected by the Berlinale. A number of independent juries award prizes at the Berlinale. The high level of quality and diversity of the films are an invitation for critical examination and discerning judgment that opens up new directions. Accordingly the independent juries award their prizes along different criteria, in accordance to the special intention linked to each award. The following prizes are awarded by independent juries during...

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 Competition of the 61st Berlinale complete line up of films

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The selection for the Competition programme of the 61st Berlin International Film Festival has been completed. It includes 22 films, 16 of which will be competing for the awards. In addition there will be two special screenings: In solidarity with the convicted Iranian director Jafar Panahi, his film Offside will be presented on February 11, the anniversary of the Iranian Revolution. Also, the European premiere of Werner Herzog's 3D documentary Cave of Forgotten Dreams will be shown as a...

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...

The Competition of the 61st Berlinale complete line up of films

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  The selection for the Competition programme of the 61st Berlin International Film Festival has been completed. It includes 22 films, 16 of which will be competing for the awards. In addition there will be two special screenings: In solidarity with the convicted Iranian director Jafar Panahi, his film Offside will be presented on February 11, the anniversary of the Iranian Revolution. Also, the European premiere of Werner Herzog's 3D documentary Cave of Forgotten Dreams will be shown...

Rio de Janerio International Film Festival announces 2009 Line Up

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FESTIVAL DO RIO 2009 : 24 September to 8 October, 2009 Across 15 days, commencing September 24, the city of Rio de Janeiro once again becomes the official capital of cinema. Festival do Rio, the Rio de Janeiro Film Festival, will present more than 300 films from more than 60 countries, shown in around 40 locations, distributed between cinemas and sites around Rio.  This year's programme will include for the first time public events staged in 10 of the city's squares. Festival do...

Slamdance Screenplay Competition winners announced

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The Top 10 winners of the 13th Annual Slamdance Screenplay Competition have been announced, with a screenplay about numbers taking top honors. Numbered writer Neil McGowan, who works as an administrative assistant for a non-profit research and analysis company and is a first time screenwriter, was given a $7,000 cash prize for best feature-length screenplay during an awards presentation hosted by the Writers Guild of America, West.Other winners (ordered 2nd through 10th place) include: Goodman...
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