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Excellence Award Moët & Chandon to Charlotte Rampling

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  Charlotte Rampling © Courtesy of I, Anna 2012. Photographer Kerry Brown. The Festival del film Locarno will present an Excellence Award Moët & Chandon to the English actress Charlotte Rampling. The award ceremony will take place on the Locarno Festival’s opening night on Wednesday 1 August on the Piazza Grande. The following day the public will have the opportunity to participate in a conversation with Charlotte Rampling. To mark the occasion the Festival del film Locarno will...

A Showcase Of Classic And Contemporary Italian Cinema

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  Fellini, Rossellini, Visconti, De Sica, Pasolini, Bertolucci, Antonioni......these are some of the greatest masters of the art of filmmaking. All of the above, and several others, are included in the Days Of Italian Cinema event at the Zlin Film Festival, a true feast for cinemaphiles. Italian film has been a lively inspiration for filmmakers for decades and despite the frequent opinion that Italian cinema is dead or dying, there comes a new generation to take the place of the old mas...

My Personal Top Ten List

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  Jesse Eisenberg in THE SOCIAL NETWORK  As a media junkie (guilty as charged), I cannot help but be inundated this time of the year with all manner of critics pontificating on their "top ten" favorites of the year in the worlds of film, theater, music, art, fashion, politics, etc. While in the past, anxious readers waited with breath that is baited for what the New York Times writers and other major critics singled out as the year's best cultural attractions, the in...

Francesco Rosi Honored In Locarno

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Italian director Francesco Rosi will receive a Lifetimetime Achievement Pardo Award at the Locarno Film Festival this Friday, August 13. The award ceremony will take place in the city's famed Piazza Grande, one of Europe's most atmospheric town squares. An open air screening of one of Rosi’s masterpiece MANY WARS AGO (Uomini contro, 1970) starring Gian Maria Volonté and Alain Cuny, will be presented in a print restored by the Centro Sperimentale di Cinematografia – Cineteca N...

Italian Neorealism At New York's Lincoln Center

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  It doesn’t get much better than this…..the Film Society of Lincoln Center, which presents the New York Film Festival each Fall, is in the midst of a revelatory review of one of the major film movements of the 20th century, presenting a list of acknowledged classics along with previously unknown (at least to me) gems. ITALIAN NEOREALISM AND THE BIRTH OF MODERN CINEMA is an exhaustive look at the cinema that flourished in Italy in the post-war period and that still remains a high poi...

Billy August, will receive the Ischia Humanitarian Award

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Ischia, island of cinema and human rights: director Billy August, will receive the Ischia Humanitarian Award for his film “Goodbye Bafana”, dedicated to the legendary South African president Nelson Mandela, winner of the Nobel peace prize.Enzo Cappello, special commissioner of the Tourist Board of the Islands of Ischia and Procida announced that the Danish director will receive the award during the fifth Ischia Global Film & Music Fest (July 13-20, 2008).“In the year in which we are launch...

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105 films from 38 countries will compete in DOCUMENTA MADRID 08 • DOCUMENTA MADRID 08 presents its International Jury, who will select the best of the 105 films participating in the five competitive sections.• In its fifth year, the festival is celebrating the fortieth anniversary of May 68 as seen in its epicenters: France, the USA, Latin America and Eastern Europe.• The series What a Movement! brings back to

105 films from 38 countries will compete in DOCUMENTA MADRID 08

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Madrid, April 7, 2008 In its fifth year, DOCUMENTA MADRID continues it strong commitment to the Official Section.Out of the 999 films received—nearly a hundred more than last year (570 full-length films and 429 short films), 105 have been selected to participate in the different categories. The total prize-winnings this year have gone up to 73,000€. By category, they will compete in: 53 in the Original Documentary Section (19 full-length films and 34 short films); 27 in the Documentary Repor...

Film In Focus: YOUTH WITHOUT YOUTH

 Sunday, October 21--------The excitement on the Red Carpet last evening was not for a big time movie star or even a local Italian celebrity, but for a film giant, with decidedly Italian roots. Francis Ford Coppola, the iconic director of such classics as THE GODFATHER trilogy, THE CONVERSATION and APOCALYPSE NOW, is being honored here with the greatest respect and awe. His newest film YOUTH WITHOUT YOUTH had its World Premiere last evening at the Festival’s Sala Santa Cecilia, the largest of...

Billy August, will receive the Ischia Humanitarian Award

Ischia, island of cinema and human rights: director Billy August, will receive the Ischia Humanitarian Award for his latest film Goodbye Bafana, dedicated to the legendary South African president Nelson Mandela, winner of the Nobel peace prize.Enzo Cappello, special commissioner of the Tourist Board of the Islands of Ischia and Procida announced that the Danish director will receive the award during the fifth Ischia Global Film & Music Fest (July 9-15).“In the year in which we are launchin...

Rio Film Festival will feature 300 films and docus

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Rio International Film Festival 2006 will run September 21 - October 5 It is not by chance that the city which has inspired filmmakers across the world hosts the world's fifth largest film festival. Last year, a record 230,000 tickets were sold in the two week period of the festival, and more than 300 filmmakers and industry delegates turned up to celebrate the art and craft of cinema. This year's Rio Int'l Film Festival (Festival do Rio), which kicks off this Thursday, September 21 and continue...

Deneuve to preside over the Venice Jury

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The centenary anniversaries of Rossellini, Soldati and ViscontiThe Magic Flute by Kenneth Branagh in premiere at the Teatro La FeniceThe great French actress, Catherine Deneuve, will preside over the International Jury of the 63rd Venice International Film Festival, to be held between 30th August and 9th September 2006, and which will assign the Golden Lion for best film.The decision was taken by the Board of Directors of the Biennale di Venezia, chaired by Davide Croff, approving the suggestion...

Jim Jarmusch's Dialogue with Martin Scorsese

Thursday, June 15----It doesn't get much better than this....legendary film director Martin Scorsese being honored for his documentary film career, in a rare on-stage dialogue with independent auteur Jim Jarmusch. That was the scenario this evening, as Scorsese was honored at the SILVERDOCS 2006 Guggenheim Symposium, named in honor of four-time Academy Award winning documentarian, and Washington DC resident, Charles Guggenheim. Scorsese is one of the few Hollywood directors who has moved from...

Paul Haggis host of honor for the Ischia Global Film & Music Fest

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The new king of the International cinema, Canadian writer-director-producer Paul Haggis will join the hosts of honor for the 4th Ischia Global Film & Music Fest to be held July 11-16, 2006, at the Regina Isabella Resort & Spa in Lacco Ameno on the island of Ischia, Italy. The extraordinary double 2006 Academy Award® winner for the movie “Crash” and previous Oscar® nominee for the screenplay of the movie "Million Dollar Baby” by Clint Eastwood, as well as the next announced blockbuster "F...

MIFED official strategy for the future

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Audiovisual Industry Promotion strategy for Mifed 2004 and future guidelines.MIFED 2004The 71st Mifed will take place from October 12th to 16th at Milan Fairgrounds.The choice of the new dates has been based on the needs expressed by the market majority (attendance to the greatest number of markets) and to favour both financially and logistically sellers and non European buyers already in Europe for the market scheduled just beforehand – MipCom, 4-8 October.Mifed will be simultaneous to and in...

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