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2012 Tribeca Film Festival Announces Film Selections For Spotlight And Cinemania Sections And Special Screenings

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The Tribeca Film Festival (TFF), presented by American Express, today announced its feature film selections in the Spotlight and Cinemania sections, as well as Special Screenings and the Tribeca/ESPN Sports Film Festival lineup. The 11th edition of the Festival will take place from April 18 to April 29 in New York City. The Spotlight section screens 34 films, 22 narratives and 12 documentaries that demonstrate the breadth of films at the Tribeca Film Festival. Nineteen films in the selection wi...

52nd TIFF: Sara Driver Press Conference

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SARA DRIVER at TIFF AWARDS CEREMONY TIFF PRESS RELEASE 52nd TIFF: Sara Driver Press Conference (11/10/2011)SARA DRIVER PRESS CONFERENCE American director, scriptwriter and producer Sara Driver gave a press conference on Thursday, November 10, at Warehouse C, in the framework of the Thessaloniki 52nd International Film Festival. Present at the panel was TIFF director Dimitris Eipides. The TIFF is hosting a tribute to the work of Sara Driver, who is the Jim Jarmusch’s partner in both filmm...

ADFF 2011 awards and wrap news!

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Tilda Swinton at Black Pearl Awards, ADFF 2011 -photo by Vanessa McMahon ADFF PRESS ANNOUNCES WINNER OF THE BLACK PEARL AWARDS FOR ADFF 2011 ADFF Announces 2011 Black Pearl Awards for Feature Films Jim Poe On Friday night, the Abu Dhabi Film Festival announced the winners of the 2011 Black Pearl Awards for feature-length films. Chicken with Plums, the acclaimed romantic fantasia set in pre-revolutionary Iran from French artists and filmmakers Marjane Satrapi and Vince...

Black Pearl Awards at Abu Dhabi Film Festival 2011

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Tilda Swinton at Black Pearl Awards, ADFF 2011 -photo by Vanessa McMahon ADFF PRESS ANNOUNCES WINNER OF THE BLACK PEARL AWARDS FOR ADFF 2011 ADFF Announces 2011 Black Pearl Awards for Feature FilmsJim Poe 21.10.2011 - On Friday night, the Abu Dhabi Film Festival announced the winners of the 2011 Black Pearl Awards for feature-length films. Chicken with Plums, the acclaimed romantic fantasia set in pre-revolutionary Iran from French artists and filmmakers Marjane Satrapi a...

Toronto Top Ten Buzz Titles

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  A DANGEROUS METHOD (David Cronenberg, Canada)  The Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) enters its middle stretch this week, offering attending buyers, critics and film lovers a dizzying feast of film treats. Planning what to see is a definite must, since even at 5 films per day (my personal max), there are many that are missed. While here, one must adapt a strategy and raison d’etre……do you attend the highly buzzed titles in the largest cinemas (the ones by name dire...

Toronto Top Ten Buzz Titles

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  Michael Fassbender and Viggo Mortensen in A DANGEROUS METHOD  The Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) enters its middle stretch this week, offering attending buyers, critics and film lovers a dizzying feast of film treats. Planning what to see is a definite must, since even at 5 films per day (my personal max), there are many that are missed. While here, one must adapt a strategy and raison d’etre……do you attend the highly buzzed titles in the largest cinemas (the on...

44 french films at the London Film Festival

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The 55th BFI London Film Festival in partnership with American Express is delighted to announce that this year's programme includes 44 films from France. This is part of a worldwide selection of 204 feature films and 110 shorts from more than 54 countries. The 55th BFI London Film Festival runs from October 12 - October 27.France FEATURES: 17 GIRLS (17 FILLES): Dir. Delphine Coulin and Muriel Coulin A CAT IN PARIS (UNE VIE DE CHAT): Dir. Alain Gagnol and Jean-Loup FelicioliAMERICANO: Dir. Mathie...

Christian Friedel on 'The White Ribbon'

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Interview with Christian Friedel from 'The White Ribbon' (2009)   Today I have the privilege to share with you a much anticipated interview for me...Christian Friedel from the award winning sensational film by director Michael Haneke, ‘The White Ribbon' (2009) (German: Das weiße Band, Eine deutsche Kindergeschichte), a dark story filmed in black and white about a German village in pre-World War I and the almost supernatural forces bubbling beneath the surface during this key time in...

Interview with Christian Friedel on 'The White Ribbon'

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Christian Friedel from 'The White Ribbon' (2009) Today I have the privilege to share with you a much anticipated interview for me...Christian Friedel from the award winning sensational film by director Michael Haneke, ‘The White Ribbon' (2009) (German: Das weiße Band, Eine deutsche Kindergeschichte), a dark story filmed in black and white about a German village in pre-World War I and the almost supernatural forces bubbling beneath the surface during this key time in German history. From...

Isabella Rossellini to preside over the Jury for the 2011 Berlinale

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The Italian-American actress and director Isabella Rossellini will be the President of the Jury for the 61st Berlin International Film Festival (February 10-20, 2011)."It’s fantastic that Isabella Rossellini will be the President of the Berlinale Jury in 2011," says the festival's director Dieter Kosslick. "She is a multifaceted, creative film artist with extensive experience in European, American and international cinema."Isabella Rossellini is one of the most renowned actresses in internatio...

A DAY IN TEHRAN huge success June 13th at the Cinémathèque Française

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Shirin Ebadi   DIALOGUE WITH SHIRIN EBADI 2003 Noble Prize Winner, Shirin Ebadi, Iranian lawyer and human rights advocate talked with famous screenwriter Jean-Claude Carrière at the DAY IN TEHRAN event, organized, June 13th, in Paris, France on the grounds of the Cinémathèque Française. Shirin Ebadi is one of the very first female judges in Iran. Her constant and unfailing efforts in fostering  Human Rights for the weak and needy, in particular, women's rights, ch...

EFA Think Tank THE IMAGE OF EUROPE

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EFA Think Tank THE IMAGE OF EUROPE with EU President Barroso results in filmmakers’ call for film education in school Twenty leading creators from the fields of film directing, writing, acting, production, distribution and education met with José Manuel Barroso, President of the European Commission, to exchange their views on the impact that images and cinema have on the identity of Europe and the way Europeans identify with their home continent. The President who had followed the Academy’s...

7th AniFest 2008 awarded Persepolis

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The seventh AniFest, International Festival of Animated Films, is successfully over. According to latest data, around 35,000 visitors came to see the festival programs in 14 different venues around Třeboň. AniFest has brought the traditional mixture of good mood, beautiful setting, and what is most important, animation. AniFest Grand Prix was awarded to the French feature-length film “Persepolis” directed by Marjane Satrapi and Vincent Paronnaud.The winner of the International Comp...

61st Cannes Festival Opening Ceremony

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AFP The Wednesday evening opening ceremonies for the 61st Cannes Festival featured the In-Competition screening of Blindness, in the presence of director Fernando Meirelles and actors Danny Glover, Julianne Moore, and Gael García Bernal. A number of celebrities were spotted on the red-carpeted steps to the palace, including Un Certain Regard jury president Fatih Akin, Claude Lelouch, and Faye Dunaway. Viviane Reding, the European Commissioner for Information Society and Media, also attended the...

Oscar revealed

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The waiting is over , the best ones got it.Big winners were No country, and Blood....Marion Cotillard is sacred best (french) actress everywhere in the world from Cesar, to Bafta and Oscar...Marion Cotillard in La Vie en Rose Performance by an actor in a leading role  George Clooney in “Michael Clayton” (Warner Bros.)Oscar to Daniel Day-Lewis in “There Will Be Blood” (Paramount Vantage and Miramax)  Johnny Depp in “Sweeney Todd The Demon Barber of Fleet Street” (DreamWork...

Abdellatif Kechiche triomphe aux César et La graine et le mulet créent la "surprise"

            "La graine et le mulet" a dominé la 33e cérémonie des César vendredi soir, en remportant quatre récompenses, dont celle du meilleur film et du meilleur réalisateur pour Abdellatif Kechiche. "La môme" le biopic d'Olivier Dahan récolte cinq récompenses, mais moins prestigieuses, à l'exception du César de la meilleure actrice pour Marion Cotillard qui, grâce à son interprétation impressionnante...

European Films And Talents Poised For Oscar Gold

 Friday, February 22--------European films and talents are poised for Oscar wins, when the golden statuettes are handed out at the Kodak Theater this coming Sunday in Los Angeles. For the past three months, there has been a lingering cloud of doubt about whether the ceremony was going to happen at all. A strike by the Writers Guild of America, that effectively shut down film and television production and forced the cancellation of the Golden Globe Awards, was only recently settled, in part beca...

Persepolis has won the Rotterdam Audience Award

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The French film PERSEPOLIS has won the Audience Award of the 37th International Film Festival Rotterdam. Earlier in the festival, PERSEPOLIS was also honoured with the young people jury’s MovieSquad Award. The festival counted 355,000 visits to its 250 feature films, 450 short films, exhibitions, live performances and events. Sunday February 3, the festival closes with the ‘Volkskrantdag’, a pre-booked screening day of festival favorites. The 38th International Film Festival Rotterdam will...

80th Academy Awards Announced

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80th Academy Awards Announced CategoriesPerformance by an actor in a leading roleGeorge Clooney in "Michael Clayton" (Warner Bros.)Daniel Day-Lewis in "There Will Be Blood" (Paramount Vantage and Miramax)Johnny Depp in "Sweeney Todd The Demon Barber of Fleet Street" (DreamWorks and Warner Bros., Distributed by DreamWorks/Paramount)Tommy Lee Jones in "In the Valley of Elah" (Warner Independent)Viggo Mortensen in "Eastern Promises" (Focus Features)Performance by an actor in a supporting roleCasey ...

"73rd Annual New York Film Critics Circle Awards"

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Will tonight be the closest thing we have to an award show this season, or will the "People's Choice Awards" on 1/8/08, "The Golden Globes" on 1/13/08 and the "The Academy Awards" on 2/24/08 go on amidst the threat of actors boycotting to attend in order to demonstrate their support for the writer's strike? Tonight at "Spotlight Live" in Times Square, writers, journalists, and critics from world renowned publications, observed, interviewed, and photographe...

Denver wraps 11 days of celebration

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Yesterday, the Starz Denver Film Festival wrapped its 30th year of bringing international film and filmmakers to Denver. The 11-day event was a huge success, seeing a 16 percent increase in attendance with 45,136 people attending the films and events. There were more than 375 screenings, of which 125 were sell-outs! The films were diverse, the parties were fabulous, the red carpet events were star-studded and the award ceremonies were memorable. The Closing Night celebration was one to remember....

The 45th NYFF Closing Night Premiere of "PERSEPOLIS" Red Carpet Photos

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By Maria Esteves - October 19, 2007 The 45th New York Film Festival (NYFF) 2007, Closing Night Premiere film, PERSEPOLIS a Sony Pictures Classics, directed/written by Marjane Satrapi and Vincent Paronnaud, was held at Avery Fisher Hall, Sunday, October 14, 8:30pm. The festival presented by the Film Society of Lincoln Center was sponsored by SARDEGNA and The New York Times. Winner of the Special Jury Award, 2007 Cannes Film Festival, Oscar Nominee for Best Foreign Language in France, ...

AFIFEST Tribute to Catherine Deneuve: Lessons in beauty and elegance

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As Jordan Peimer said in his introduction to the Tribute to Catherine Deneuve on Saturday evening, it's hard to think of anyone who epitomizes beauty and elegance more. Peimer, the Director of Cultural Programming for the Skirball Cultural Center, started off the night of clips from Deneuve's career and remembrances from the great French actress herself. A spectacular montage of Deneuve's over 100 films set up moderator and Los Angeles Times film critic Ken Turan's job of guiding the audience t...

Girls on the run from AFI FEST

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Girls On The Run by SHANNON DUNN for AFI oline Dailies When Dorothy admitted to Toto they weren't in Kansas anymore, she knew quite certainly she was in for a bumpy ride. It may be almost 70 years since audiences embraced the Wizard of Oz and that young girl on the run, but little has changed on the cinematic scene when it comes to women - young and old - who face and embrace turmoil to find an inner strength they didn't know they had. From female screenwriters who tell a real-life tale through...

London Film Festival Announces Prizes At Closing Gala

 Friday, November 2---------At the Closing Gala of the 51st Times bfi London Film Festival, held last evening at the close of the 14-day festival marathon, a host of awards were announced. While the Festival does not have a Competition Section per se, films screening in its various sections are eligible for some special awards.The Sutherland Trophy is awarded to the director of the most original and imaginative first feature film screened at Festival. The winners were the French directing team ...
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