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Film producer Mark Canton named Chairman of the 12th edition of "Capri, Hollywood 2007

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Acclaimed film producer Mark Canton (300, The Spiderwick Chronicles) has been named Chairman of the 12th edition of "Capri, Hollywood 2007 - The International Film Festival" it has been announced by Pascal Vicedomini, producer of the highly respected gathering that celebrates cinematic art and the "made in Italy" cultural trademark.  This year's festival will take place December 27th through January 2nd 2008 at various locations on the Isle of Capri, Italy.  The festival is...

Mark Canton named chairman of Capri Hollywood

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Acclaimed film producer Mark Canton (300, The Spiderwick Chronicles) has been named Chairman of the 12th edition of “CAPRI, HOLLYWOOD 2007 - THE INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL” it has been announced by Pascal Vicedomini, producer of the highly respected gathering that celebrates cinematic art and the “made in Italy” cultural trademark. This year’s festival will take place December 27th through January 2nd 2008 at various locations on the Isle of Capri, Italy.The festival is jointly produ...

competition from Flanders International Film Festival Ghent

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34th Flanders International Film Festival GhentSpecials:- Monday 8 Oct: Pre-Opening @ Kinepolis: Sicko – Michael Moore – USA 2007 (A-Film) - Tuesday 9 Oct: Official Opening Festivalpreviews @ Kinepolis: Closing The Ring – R. Attenborough – UK/Canada/USA 2007 (A-Film)Official Opening competition @ Kinepolis: In The Valley Of Elah – Paul Haggis – USA 2007 (KFD) Opening Almost Cinema in Vooruit: Sand And Sorrow – Paul Freedman – USA 2007 (Paradiso)- Friday 19 Oct – 8pm: Clos...

October 19 curtain-raiser for 3rd Eurasia Film Festival in Antalya (Turkey)

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The 3rd International Eurasia Film Festival, curtain-raiser for Turkey's 44th Antalya Film Festival, is all set to open on October 19 and will feature a showcase of much-acclaimed recent films of international origin. Displaying the latest productions and hosting their performers and directors at Antalya, the Eurasia Film Festival covers a line up of highly praised films produced  during the last two years. Awards of US$75,000 and US$25,000 will be granted to the “Best Film” and the ...

9th Rio de Janeiro International Film Festival opens this week

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Festival do Rio, the Rio de Janeiro International Film Festival, which opens its doors to public and industry this coming Thursday, September 20, has confirmed that it will top and tail with world premieres.Thursday’s opening night (20th) will see the first public screening of the final cut of José Padilha’s highly anticipated Elite Squad (Tropa de Elite).The true story of two childhood friends employed in Rio de Janeiro’s military police special unit has been the subject of local contro...

European Film Masters Reveal Their Latest Masterworks

 Thursday, September 13---------In a Toronto Film Festival, at over 350 films, a tale of hit or miss (how could it be anything else?), some of the most satisfying and resonant films come not from the new young turks, but from the old masters. Several of Europe's finest filmmakers have shown their latest masterworks here in the past week. It is interesting to consider that most of these films may not make a big splash in the theatrical distribution market (a far cry from some of these masters' e...

Venice Film Festival Winners Shine In Toronto

 Sunday, September 9---------If one missed them at the Venice Film Festival, the major winners of that Festival on the Lido (announced last evening) are playing here in Toronto. As part of the roundelay that has become the Fall Festival circuit, buyers, programmers and the press can pick up on films they have missed by simply waiting for another turn of the merry-go-round. If not Venice, then Toronto. If not Toronto, then New York. If not New York, then San Sebastian.. So for those who have st...

Venice Film Festival Winners Are Here In Toronto

 Sunday, September 9---------If one missed them at the Venice Film Festival, the major winners of that Festival on the Lido (announced last evening) are playing here in Toronto. As part of the roundelay that has become the Fall Festival circuit, buyers, programmers and the press can pick up on films they have missed by simply waiting for another turn of the merry-go-round. If not Venice, then Toronto. If not Toronto, then New York. If not New York, then San Sebastian.. So for those who have st...

Dialogues With Cinema Greats

Wednesday, September 5--------While high potency celebrities making their way on the red carpet capture the bulk of media attention here (hey Brad, take off those sun glasses, we want to see your fabulous face.....), the Festival has assembled a group of true cinema greats for a program it calls DIALOGUES: Talking With Pictures. This is the rare opportunity for film buffs (comme moi) to hear from some of the most illustrious names of the past half century in film in an intimate setting. This is ...

The Toronto Torrent

 Tuesday, September 4---------The Toronto International Film Festival doesn't officially open for another 48 hours, but already a hurricane of film talents, industryites, press and film buffs are descending onto the Ontario metropolis with a torrent that is almost audible. Coming in from Los Angeles, New York and the four corners of the globe, including the just concluded Montreal World Film Festival, and the still continuing Venice Film Festival......all eyes are on "the gateway to North...

The Toronto Torrent

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The Toronto International Film Festival doesn't officially open for another 48 hours, but already a hurricane of film talents, industryites, press and film buffs are descending onto the Ontario metropolis with a torrent that is almost audible. Coming in from Los Angeles, New York and the four corners of the globe, including the just concluded Montreal World Film Festival, and the still continuing Venice Film Festival......all eyes are on "the gateway to North America" as the frenzy, fun and fero...

EFP Supports European Film In Toronto

 Monday, September 3----------European Film Promotion (EFP), the pan-European agency of the continent's film promotion boards, again returns to the Toronto International Film Festival with a program of support for European filmmakers and sales agents. For this year's edition, 39 European films will benefit from the Film Sales Support (FSS) initiative sponsored by EFP. 26 different European sales agents and production companies are receiving support for the promotion of 39 European films in ...

Sales Support for 39 European films at Toronto

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39 European films benefit from Film Sales Support at the Toronto International Film Festival, 6-15 September 200726 different European sales agents and production companies are receiving EFP’s established Film Sales Support (FSS) for the promotion of 39 films at this year’s Toronto International Film Festival. For the third year in succession, FSS, which is backed by the MEDIA Programme of the European Union, is helping to increase the visibility of European films outside of Europe by encour...

Actor-Turned-Director Frank Whaley Premieres In Toronto

 Thursday, August 30--------Frank Whaley, an acclaimed actor best known for his work in the films SWIMMING WITH SHARKS and PULP FICTION, has been adding directorial chores to his list of credits in the past few years. With such well regarded films as JOE THE KING and THE JIMMY SHOW, Whaley is making the leap from actor to director. He continues on this journey with the Toronto premiere of his latest film, NEW YORK CITY SERENADE.The film stars Chris Klein, Freddie Prinze, Jr., Jamie-Lynn Sigler,...

117 Features & docus from EFP to Screen at Toronto

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117 Features and Documentaries from 24 of European Film Promotion’s 28 Member Countries to Screen at the 2007 Toronto International Film Festival®European Film Promotion (EFP) with support from the European Union's MEDIA Programme, will attend the Toronto International Film Festival® (September 6-15) for the eleventh consecutive year. Joining the 17 EFP member countries who comprise a de facto European delegation with display booths in the Festival’s Sales & Industry Office, are two EFP me...

FIFDH a platform for human rights

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The International Film Festival and Forum on Human Rights (FIFDH) is mobilized to denounce all human rights violations. During one week, the public, filmmakers, victims, journalists, writers, human rights defenders together with policy makers and economic decision makers will meet and dialogue off the United Nations Human Rights Council. Because indifference is the first enemy of human rights, the FIFDH creates a platform, a space for commitment open to every one, at the very heart of Geneva, th...

Director Mario Monicelli has won the “Capri Legend Award – by Fiuggi,"

Director Mario Monicelli has won the “Capri Legend Award – by Fiuggi," a special prize which honors an Italian legend in the entertainment world. The award was presented by Aurelio De Laurentiis, chairman of Capri, Hollywood 2006, the festival of international cinema held on this famous Italian Island December 27 to January 2. Pictured: Pascal Vicedomini (producer of Capri, Hollywood), actor Forest Whitaker, director Mario Monicelli producer Aurelio De Laurentiis and writer/director Bob...

Director Mario Monicelli has won the Capri Legend Award

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Director Mario Monicelli has won the “Capri Legend Award – by Fiuggi," a special prize which honors an Italian legend in the entertainment world. The award was presented by Aurelio De Laurentiis, chairman of Capri, Hollywood 2006, the festival of international cinema held on this famous Italian Island December 27 to January 2. Monicelli was honored Saturday December 30, at a gala sponsored by the Casino of Venice. He was among a plethora of Hollywood superstars including writer Bobby Mo...

Les concepteurs du site web m'ont demandé mon CV: Vos papiers s'il vous plait!

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Je m'execute donc: Voila ce que je leur ai fourni Olivier PEYON Né en 1969 dans la région parisienne, Olivier Peyon a grandi à Nantes où après une licence d'économie, il décide de revenir à Paris pour travailler comme assistant de production, notamment sur les films d'Idrissa Ouedraogo. Après un passage par le centre national de la cinématographie, il réalise 5 courts métrages dont PROMIS, JURE (1996) primé à Rennes, JINGLE BELLS (1997) sélectionné à la 54ème Mostra de Ven...

Frank Miller and Bobby Maresco in a panel with other italian authors: "Cinema, Where Are The Ideas?”

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FRANK MILLER AND BOBBY MORESCO TO PARTICIPATE IN CINEMA SYMPOSIUM AT CAPRI, HOLLYWOOD FILM FESTIVAL WITH MANFREDI, MOCCIA, ERRI DE LUCA AND MANY MORE Brilliant comic strips author Frank Miller and Bobby Moresco, Oscar-winning screen writer for Crash, will be among the stars of the Fiuggi Symposium that is a featured event of the Capri, Hollywood International Film Festival December 27-January 2. The two American artists will debate and discuss the topic “Cinema, Where Are The Ideas?” wit...

Forrest Whittaker oscar campaigning at Capri Hollywood Festival

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Forest Whitaker’s race for an Oscar will come to the Capri, Hollywood Film Festival on December 30 with the screening of The King of Scotland, in which Whitaker portrays Ugandan dictator Idi Amin. The festival runs from December 27 through January 2. The popular African-American actor will take time out from a crowded schedule to come with his wife and four sons for the special screening of the Kevin McDonald film as part of the “Kimbo Premiere 2006” series. That same evening at the Cin...

Ken Loach and Italian Emanuele Crialese Directors of the year at Capri Hollywood Fest

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English director Ken Loach and Italian Emanuele Crialese have been selected for 2006 Capri Awards by Fiuggi as directors of the year. The two artists, along with the discovery of the year Fausto Brizzi, will be honored on the Blue Island on Thursday, December 28, the second day of the Capri, Hollywood International Film Festival. "Loach and Crialese are two great artists who continually make superb contributions to European filmmaking” said Grazia Bottiglieri, vice president of Capri in the ...

European Film Awards 2006

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The European Film Award has certainly changed...changed sex, changed location, and now ,at 19, Europe's attempt to emulate the "Oscar" has finally come of age with a well-presented,dignified ceremony and a splashy but stylish party in Warsaw, not perhaps the most beautiful of Old Europe's capitals,but the first venue in Eastern -sorry, Central- Europe to host the event so far.And, contrary to those who may think that most of the Polish population has recently taken up residence in England, the l...

BIFA British Independent Film Awards: a disapointed Queen

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Wednesday, 29th November saw stars and leading figures of the British film industry turn up to celebrate the British Independent Film Awards at Hammersmith Palais, London.In its ninth year, the British Independent Film Awards (BIFAs) have established themselves as one of the most important awards ceremonies in the British film industry and are regarded as the kick-off to the Awards Season. The BIFAs celebrate the best of British talent, including Helen Mirren who is this year's Variety UK Film A...

The wind that shakes the barley Film review

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SYNOPSIS:In 1920 Ireland, the ordinary people of the land unite to form volunteer guerrilla armies to face the ruthless Black and Tan squads that are being shipped from Britain to block Ireland's bid for genuine independence. As the freedom fighters' bold tactics bring the British to breaking point, a treaty is declared. But, despite the apparent victory, civil war erupts and men who have fought side by side, now find themselves pitted against one another as enemies, in disagreement about the tr...

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