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Call for films launch for the 2013 edition of the Deauville Green Awards

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  Call for films launch for the 2013 edition of the Deauville Green Awards   The second edition of the Deauville Green Awards will be held from April 16 to 18, 2013. This international festival, dedicated to corporate and TV films about ecology and sustainable development, aims at promoting good practices through audio-visual communication from companies, institutions and local authorities that have made a commitment toward the environment.   "This year's...

BUFF 2012 LAUNCHES FESTIVAL PUSH

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Actor Wil Johnson will host the opening night of the 7th British Urban Film Festival in October, the producers of BUFF 2012 have announced.  Johnson, whose previous film and TV credits include “Waking the Dead”, “Waterloo Road” and “Babymother”, will be making his debut as festival presenter having previously featured in starring roles at BUFF in the films ‘Disoriented Generation’ and ‘Colour Blind’.    SERTUC Film Club, which has agreed...

The Artist and Hugo Top Winners at The 84th Academy Awards

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By Maria Esteves – February 27, 2012 The 84th Annual Academy Awards presented by Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS) President Tom Sherak for outstanding film achievements of 2011 and hosted by nine-time Academy Award host actor/comedian Billy Crystal commenced Sunday, February 26, 2012, 8:00pm ET and 5:00pm PT at the Kodak Theatre, Hollywood, California. Live broadcast of the Oscars were televised in the U.S. on ABC Network and in more than 200 countries worldwide. THE ARTI...

The Awards list for the Oscar 2012/ Artist and Hugo lead the pack

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  Actor in a Leading Role Demián Bichir in "A Better Life" George Clooney in "The Descendants" Jean Dujardin in "The Artist" Gary Oldman in "Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy" Brad Pitt in "Moneyball" Actor in a Supporting Role Kenneth Branagh in "My Week with Marilyn" Jonah Hill in "Moneyball" Nick Nolte in "Warrior" Christopher Plummer in "Beginners" Max von Sydow in "...

Interview with Bouli Lanners director of The Giants

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How did The Giants come about? I wanted to tell the story of two brothers who fend for themselves, on the edge of society and away from the city. The idea that they should be two young adolescents then imposed itself because I wanted to talk about that period in life when, guided by a desire for freedom and change, everything seems possible, even if the confrontation with the adult world is often harsh. Was it important to set the film in the heart of nature? Nature give...

IFFBoston 2009 – Day Five – The World You Make with Forbidden: 3 of 3

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Marco Bechis’ Birdwatchers could have gone horribly awry.  Surficially an extinction survival story, pitting a dwindling indigenous people against the encroachment of the outside world that encircles and threatens to strangle, it could have been a treacly morality tale espousing the nobility of the native against the evils of modernity and our collective lost way.  But it is not. What it is, is a take on competing interests making a place for themselves that has echoes of Israel and ...

Steve Martin and Alec Baldwin to host the 82nd Academy Awards

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“We think the team of Steve and Alec are the perfect pair of hosts for the Oscars,” said Oscar telecast producers Bill Mechanic and Adam Shankman. “Steve will bring the experience of having hosted the show in the past and Alec will be a completely fresh personality for this event.”“I am happy to co-host the Oscars with my enemy Alec Baldwin,” said Martin.“I don’t play the banjo but I’m thrilled to be hosting the Oscars – it’s the opportunity of a lifetime,” said Baldwin.S...

Meet Indie Filmmaker: SÆKZI

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Article by Anna Takayama    SÆKZI, a recent submission to the ÉCU 2010 Dramatic Short category, is an honest story of a woman’s battle with her lack of self-confidence through the eyes of her devoted lover. Director Lars T. Moen gives interviewer Anna Takayama his views on women, beauty, ideals, and love in modern times.   Q: What is your film about? Sækzi is a film about self-confidence, and how it shouldn’t matter what you look like. The film port...

Reeling 2009 showcasing innovative G &L, bisexual, and transgender films

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Reeling 2009, the second-oldest LGBT film festival in the world, will run November 5th through the 15th, showcasing innovative gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender films from around the globe. Reeling will take place at Landmark's Century Centre Cinema (2828 N. Clark St.), Film Row Cinema (Columbia College, 1104 S. Wabash Ave.), Music Box Theatre (3733 N. Southport Ave.), and the Festival's home base at Chicago Filmmakers (5243 N. Clark St.). Additional venues will be confirmed at a later dat...

Shooting begins for the Berlin Today Award 2010 "Straight to Cinema

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The Astronaut on the Roof by Spanish director Sergi Portabella starts off the next round of the Campus short film competition.  On July 7, 2009, shooting begins in Berlin for The Astronaut on the Roof, a comedy about two young screenwriters torn by the trials and tribulations of developing a screenplay who end up shamelessly quoting the films of their director idols. The film is one of five short film project finalists for the Berlin Today Award 2010, the short film competition of the Berli...

10th Annual EROS Film Festival

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Out Film CT, organizer of the CT Gay & Lesbian Film Festival, and EROS (Encouraging Respect Of all Sexualities), the Trinity College student organization, present the 10th EROS Film Festival from Nov. 5th through the 9th. As always with this Film Festival, there will be an eclectic mix of films and documentaries, old favorites and exciting new works that will appeal to all LGBT film lovers. Here is this year’s line-up:The Art of Being Straight (Wednesday, 11/5 @ 7:30 p.m.) – After moving t...

Spanish Cinema Highlights Toronto Film Festival

Monday, August 25------Although it is not an official sidebar to the Festival, the upcoming Toronto International Film Festival is highlighting a dozen new films from Spain. In fact, Spain is the European country most represented at the Festival which opens in two weeks. With a mix of straight-out Spanish productions and a host of co-productions with Latin American partners, the accent is on the continued vitality and strong international impression of contemporary Spanish cinema."This is a...

Spanish Cinema Highlights Toronto Film Festival

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Although it is not an official sidebar to the Festival, the upcoming Toronto International Film Festival is highlighting a dozen new films from Spain. In fact, Spain is the European country most represented at the Festival which opens in two weeks. With a mix of straight-out Spanish productions and a host of co-productions with Latin American partners, the accent is on the continued vitality and strong international impression of contemporary Spanish cinema."This is an especially exciting year f...

Hollywood Awards Ceremony kicks off Oscar season

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The 9th Annual Hollywood Film Festival's "Hollywood Awards(r)" ceremony, honoring independent filmmakers and established Hollywood professionals, was held last night before a standing-room-only audience of over 1,200 Hollywood Film Festival attendees at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills. Special honors went to Lions Gate Films Releasing President Tom Ortenberg, film preservation leader Librarian of Congress Dr. James Billington, actress Diane Keaton, actor Joaquin Phoenix, actress Charli...

The Henchman starts shooting

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Vienna-based Allegro Film began shooting today in Styria on one of the biggest Austrian co-productions ever, Simon Aeby’s The Henchman starring, fresh from his Wimbledon success, Nikolai Coster-Waldau, Eddie Marsan (Gangs of New York, 21 Grams) and Steven Berkoff (Rambo, Octopussy). Delegate producer is Helmut Grasser.Directed by Swiss-born Simon Aeby, whose Wes Bentley starrer Three below Zero won him the prestigious Max Ophuls newcomer award, The Henchman was written by Austrian writer Susan...

Cinemagic Dishes up Feast of Premieres for Youngsters

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With the programme launch of the Laganside Cinemagic World Screen Festival for Young People, which runs from the 25th November – 9th December, it is clear young people will be able to access some of the best world cinema, with 17 Northern Irish, Irish and UK premieres among the 70 international films being screened.Joan Burney, Chief Executive, Cinemagic discusses the line up:“With the assistance of a panel of 19 young consultants we have been sourcing and reviewing a diverse range of intern...

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