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EVEN THE RAIN at RIFF 2011

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EVEN THE RAIN (2011) screens at the 8th annual Reykjavik International Film Festival (RIFF) 2011, where environmental concerns seem to underline this year's festival focus.   EVEN THE RAIN was directed by Iciar Bollaín and written by award winning screenwriter Paul Laverty. The film takes place in the village of Cochabamba, Bolivia, in 2000. The premise was to make an epic film about Christopher Columbus's arrival in the Americas. It is a fiction film in the style of a documentary about ...

EVEN THE RAIN, with Juan Carlos Aduviri

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EVEN THE RAIN (Spain, 2010) screens at Copenhagen Film Festival 2011.    EVEN THE RAIN was directed by Iciar Bollaín and written by award winning screenwriter Paul Laverty. The film takes place in the village of Cochabamba, Bolivia, in 2000. The premise was to make an epic film about Christopher Columbus's arrival in the Americas. It is a fiction film in the style of a documentary about this film crew and its director, Sebastián (Gael García Bernal), and his...

EVEN THE RAIN, with Juan Carlos Aduviri

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 EVEN THE RAIN was directed by Iciar Bollaín and written by award winning screenwriter Paul Laverty. The film takes place in the village of Cochabamba, Bolivia, in 2000. The premise was to make an epic film about Christopher Columbus's arrival in the Americas. It is a fiction film in the style of a documentary about this film crew and its director, Sebastián (Gael García Bernal), and his producer (Luis Tosar) as they attempt to show Columbus, exploiter of the indigenous people of Bolivia...

EVEN THE RAIN, with Juan Carlos Aduviri

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 EVEN THE RAIN was directed by Iciar Bollaín and written by award winning screenwriter Paul Laverty. The film takes place in the village of Cochabamba, Bolivia, in 2000. The premise was to make an epic film about Christopher Columbus's arrival in the Americas. It is a fiction film in the style of a documentary about this film crew and its director, Sebastián (Gael García Bernal), and his producer (Luis Tosar) as they attempt to show Columbus, exploiter of the indigenous people of Bolivia...

Boleto al paraíso & Operation Peter Pan: Flying Back to Cuba won the Havana Star Prize for Best Film & Best Documentary

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      At the Closing Night Ceremony on April 15th, 7 pm, at the New York Directors Guild Theatre Ticket to Paradise / Boleto al paraîso by Gerardo Chijona (Cuba) won the Havana Star Prize for Best Picture in the Fiction competition, as voted by the jury members: Maria Marta Antin, Irene Blecua and Antonio Tibaldi.  Operation Peter Pan: Flying Back to Cuba (U.S-Cuba) by Estela Bravo won the Havana Star Prize for Best Doc...

Havana Film Festival New York (HFFNY) opens April 7-15

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The 12th annual Havana Film Festival New York (HFFNY) opens April 7-15 with a program of award-winning films, panel discussions, and Q&A sessions with distinguished international directors, actors, and producers. HFFNY's Cuban films are part of ¡Sí Cuba! Festival, a city-wide celebration of Cuban arts and culture. 14 New York institutions convene to celebrate the rich artistic vitality of Cuba by showcasing the diversity of Cuban culture from the traditional to the modern. ...

Inaugural Indocumentales/Undocumentaries: US/Mexico Interdependent Film Series

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By Maria Esteves - May 3, 2010 The First Indocumentales/Undocumentaries: US/Mexico Interdependent Film Series will be held at venues throughout New York City, May 5 -21, 2010.  Presented by Cinema Tropical, and the Center for Latin American/Caribbean Studies (CLACS) at New York University (NYU), Indocumentales will showcase documentary feature films by filmmakers from the U.S. and Mexico along with panel discussions, special guests, and reception. This year's program will celebrate it's Ina...

The Havana Film Festival New York Awards

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  Memories of Overdevelopment / Memorias del Desarrollo by Miguel Coyula (U.S-Cuba) won the Havana Star Prize for Best Picture as voted by the jury members: Louis Perego Moreno, Michael Hausman, and Sandy Lieberson. The Havana Star for Best director went to Rafi Mercado for his film Miente / Lie (Puerto Rico); the Best Screenplay prize went to Ray Figueroa for La Bodega / The Warehouse (Guatemala) and the Special Jury Mention went to Huacho (Chile) directed by Alejandro Fernandez. The Closi...

Havana Film Festival – New York: April 16-23

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Entering its second decade the most important US film festival with a focus on Cuban film making has expanded its programs and venues including links with some of the most prestigious New York art institutions. As a member of the group which established the Havana Film Festival in New York in 2001 I was fortunate to secure some funding from the Ford Foundation for bringing Cuba film makers to the festival, a practice which was continued in the following years contingent on funding and the vaga...

Havana Film Festival New York Ready to Rumble

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Jointly presented with Havana, Cuba's International Festival of New Latin American Cinema, the Havana Film Festival New York is close, but no cigar. Subways and skyscrapers just can't match that fallen Habanero elegance as a habitat for Latino cinema. But if Cuba isn't on your itinerary and Manhattan is, you could do worse than to savor a week of Big Apple screenings from and about Latin America and the Caribbean, and about Latinos in the U.S. Opening Night w...

Havana Film Festival – New York: April 16-23

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Entering its second decade the most important US film festival with a focus on Cuban film making has expanded its programs and venues including links with some of the most prestigious New York art institutions. As a member of the group which established the Havana Film Festival in New York in 2001 I was fortunate to secure some funding from the Ford Foundation for bringing Cuba film makers to the festival, a practice which was continued in the following years contingent on funding and the vagar...

20 new films announced for Chicago Fest

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Cinema/Chicago is proud to announce another 20 films that will appear at this year's Chicago International Film Festival. From dazzling CGI animation to tales of existential ennui and little white lies gone wrong, The 45th Chicago International Film Festival promises an impressive array of diverse films that will excite cinema fans in Chicago and beyond. Below is a newly released sampling of the 145 films that will be shown at this year's Chicago International Film Festival, which will take plac...

Festival De Cine De L`¡alfÀs Del Pi - Costa Blanca

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Summer Festival on the Mediterranean Sea, with competition for short Spanish films. Meeting point for Spanish actors, directors, producers at the begining of the summer. Friendly athmosphere. Everybody is welcome.

2007 NYAFF “HOW DO I LOOK” DOCUMENTARY FILM AVAILABLE ON DVD

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By Maria Esteves - January 8, 2008   The Fifth Annual New York AIDS Film Festival (NYAFF) 2007 premiere documentary film HOW DO I LOOK, directed by Wolfgang Busch ten-minute trailer was held at NYU, King Juan Carlos I of Spain Center, Saturday, December 1, 11:00 AM. HOW DO I LOOK is a magnificent documentary film based on the history of Vogue dance (the art of improvising dance and drama modeling presentation) that began in the 1970's in New York City. The film features various hou...

Backseat Film Festival # 5 Starts Tomorrow

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The fifth edition of the Rock N’ Roll Film Fest is back in Philly tomorrow, Thursday, March 29th through Sunday, April 1st at the Backseat Theater (941 N. Front Street, Btwn Spring Garden and Girard). Tickets are $5 for one film program or $30 for an all access laminate for access to all 12 film programs (14 Features, All Philly Premieres!). All after parties are FREE with ticket stub or laminates, and as always, all tickets include a free shot and beer! Many of the feature film directors will...

New York AIDS Festival Marks World AIDS Day

Tuesday, November 28---With December 1st marked as World AIDS Day, a day to reflect on the progress made since the disease was first discovered 25 years ago, as well as concern that it is still raging in most parts of the world, a film festival in New York will mark the occasion with a series of screenings and events. The New York AIDS Film Festival (NYAFF), now in its fourth year, that runs from November 29 to December 4. It is a five day series of HIV- and AIDS-related film screenings, panel...

The 4th-Annual New York AIDS Film Festival

November 29th - December 4th, 2006 The New York AIDS Film Festival, now in its fourth year, is a five-day series of HIV- and AIDS-related film screenings, panel discussions, and special events. The festival takes place each year during the first week of December (World AIDS Week). The 2006 festival will also serve to commemorate the 25th Anniversary of the first diagnosed case of AIDS. The NYAFF mission is to utilize visual media to prompt social action in the fight against the global AIDS...

The 4th-Annual New York AIDS Film Festival

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November 29th - December 4th, 2006 The New York AIDS Film Festival, now in its fourth year, is a five-day series of HIV- and AIDS-related film screenings, panel discussions, and special events. The festival takes place each year during the first week of December (World AIDS Week). The 2006 festival will also serve to commemorate the 25th Anniversary of the first diagnosed case of AIDS. The NYAFF mission is to utilize visual media to prompt social action in the fight against the global AIDS pa...

Mexico City Docu Festival launches

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From September 21st to the 31th, México City will witness the birth of DOCSDF, a forum, a meeting point where enthusiasts of the genre, film makers and producers, will have the oportunity to attend screenings of some of the genre’s highlights from recent years, from México and around the world.-This festival stems from the big lack México City -one of the biggest in the world- suffered, that of a large documentary film exhibition, like the ones cities like Madrid, Barcelona, Lisbon, Rome, N...

Sundance 2006 Wraps with awards to Quincenara

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The 25th Sundance Film Festival wrapped here Sunday with screening of the award winning films. For the first time in the festivals history two films took both the audience and jury prizes in the narrative and documentary categories. “Quincenara”, which offers insight into Hispanic family culture through the eyes of teenagers living in Los Angeles, earned the best dramatic film honor from the Sundance jury of five film industry veterans as well as the top drama prize from audience members. Ma...

Festival de Rio: showcase for Latin American cinema

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Rio International Film Festival 2005 September 22 through October 6The Rio Int'l Film Festival (Festival do Rio), taking place in one of the world's most famous cities September 22 - October 6, will light up Rio de Janeiro with the brightest and best of world cinema. The biggest and most important showcase for Latin American cinema, and one of the biggest in the world, this year's festival will play host to more than 300 features and documentaries from 60 countries with screenings spread over 35...

Goya nominations

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Take My Eyes (9 nominations), Soldiers Of Salamina (8) lead the field of strong contenders of Goya spanish awards ahead of Carmen (7), La Gran Aventura de Mortadelo y Filemón (6) and My life without me (5). Complete listing:Best featureMi vida sin mí - El Deseo / Milestone Prod.Planta 4ª - Bocaboca ProduccionesSoldados - Salamina de Lolafilms / Fernando Trueba PCBest DirectorCesc Gay - En la ciudadIsabel Cioxet - Mi vida sin míDavid Trueba - Soldados de SalaminaIciar Bollaín - Te doy mis oj...
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