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Tribute To Jacques Tati at Belgrade’s Author Film Festival

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Belgrade’s Author Film Festival hosted Dominique Abel and Fiona Gordon and gave a couple of screenings of The Fairy (La Fee) to a festival audience, including the screening of their previous film Rumba. The actually amazing Belgian based filmmaking trio Dominique Abel, Fiona Gordon and Bruno Romy are back with their second (actually third) old school approach film The Fairy (La Fee). Even if the film is firmly grounded in dedication to the artwork of Keaton or Charlie Chaplin, authors here g...

George Harrison: The Quiet Beatle

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  George Harrison, the bass player for the famed rock group The Beatles, was always referred to in the press as the “quiet one”. Now, almost 10 years after his death from lung cancer, several art exhibitions and a new documentary film by Martin Scorsese will reveal the intimate details of the Beatle who is perhaps the least known and celebrated of the group. GEORGE HARRISON: LIVING IN THE MATERIAL WORLD is a 4-hour exploration of the intimate personal and professional life of the man ...

NEWSLETTER N° 503:April 2, 2011

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 .............                                                                                                                                                          NEWSLETTER N° 503:April 2, 2011 Follow this LINK if you cannot read the newsletter properly  Cannes sponsoring and advertising options on call. Email us Become a sponsor of the iPhone application Bundle offer Moving...

Gilliam is directing his first opera ever! ‘The Damnation of Faust’

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  From cartoons to animation to film to opera: Terry Gilliam, Monty Python legend and cult film-maker, directs a new production of Berlioz’s The Damnation of Faust ENO stages a new production of Berlioz’s The Damnation of Faust directed by actor, screenwriter and film-maker Terry Gilliam. This large scale company work ranges from intimacy to grandeur with a powerful score that showcases the ENO Chorus and Orchestra, conducted by ENO Music Director Edward Gardner, and featuring a st...

Icelandic Animator Gunnar Karlsson

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   Gunnar Karlsson, Self Portrait   Iceland has had a rough patch of late.....first there was the economic collapse that threatened to engulf its European neighbors and then was the volcanic ash that did just that (and continues to be a major problem for air travel). But as a corrective, the films championed by Iceland are a reminder of that island nation's special geography, culture and allure. At this year's Zlin Film Festival, award-winning animator and visual de...

NEWSLETTER N° 439: November 5, 2009

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..............WELCOME TO OUR NEWSLETTER N° 439: November 5, 2009 Follow this LINK if you cannot read the newsletter properly Contact the Editor of the site, Advertise on the sites. You can find us at twitter.com/fest21 and find Bruno Chatelin on facebook Add your fest21.com RSS to your blogs! How to use FestivalExpress our new online submis...

The Doctor Is In by Kimberly Deisler...

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Being a long time Monty Python fan, I thought I was ready for Terry Gilliam's The Imaginarium Of Dr. Parnassus but I was wrong. From the first frame to the last, I was taken for a ride I thought could only be produced from the consumption of some really strong brownies or sugar cubes. "What must it be like to be in Gilliam's head?" I wondered. "Crowded!" I concluded. While the story isn't something new, guy vs. devil, the journey was extraordinary. Its probably bett...

The Doctor Is In by Kimberly Deisler

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Being a long time Monty Python fan, I thought I was ready for Terry Gilliam’s The Imaginarium Of Dr. Parnassus but I was wrong. From the first frame to the last, I was taken for a ride I thought could only be produced from the consumption of some really strong brownies or sugar cubes. “What must it be like to be in Gilliam’s head?” I wondered. “Crowded!” I concluded. While the story isn’t something new, guy vs. devil, the journey was extraordinary. Its probably better not...

Parnassus: The Doctor Is In

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Being a long time Monty Python fan, I thought I was ready for Terry Gilliam’s The Imaginarium Of Dr. Parnassus but I was wrong. From the first frame to the last, I was taken for a ride I thought could only be produced from the consumption of some really strong brownies or sugar cubes. “What must it be like to be in Gilliam’s head?” I wondered. “Crowded!” I concluded. While the story isn’t something new, guy vs. devil, the journey was extraordinary. Its probably better not to have a...

Accent On Indies At FLIFF

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  As the Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival (affectionately known as FLIFF) enters its first weekend, its reputation as a supporter of American Independent cinema remains intact. FLIFF audiences love a good indie and this weekend's roster is as interesting and diverse as they come. The Opening Night film, TiMER, took an unusual look at romance in the near future, as tempered by a technological timer device that predetermined when the characters would meet their soul mates. ...

Accent On Indies At FLIFF

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As the Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival (affectionately known as FLIFF) enters its first weekend, its reputation as a supporter of American Independent cinema remains intact. FLIFF audiences love a good indie and this weekend's roster is as interesting and diverse as they come. The Opening Night film, TiMER, took an unusual look at romance in the near future, as tempered by a technological timer device that predetermined when the characters would meet their soul mates. As written and ...

Chicago International Children's Film Festival highlights

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The 26th annual Chicago International Children's Film Festival (CICFF), taking place October 22-November 1, 2009, is the largest festival of films for children in North America and features over 200 films from 40 countries. Programming the best children's media for over 30 years, the Festival welcomes over 26,000 Chicago area children, adults, and educators to the screenings, and over 130 filmmakers, media professionals & celebrities attend the Festival to lead interactive workshops with kids. T...

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An annual HBO-sponsored event in Aspen, Colorado for industry heavyweights, that features the best of comedic film, theatre, alternative, and theater. Past attendees include Monty Python, James Brooks, Steve Martin, Robbin Williams, and Rob Reiner.

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An annual HBO-sponsored event in Aspen, CO featuring the very best of film, theatre, standup, and sketch for an industry-based audience. Past attendees have included Monty Python, Robin Williams, Billy Crystal, Barry Levinson, and Mike Nichols.

The English Riviera Comedy Film Festival 2008: The Cannes of Comedy film

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This September will see the launch of the first ever International Comedy Film Festival in Torquay, on the south west coast of England. The inaugural week-long event will take place in an area affectionately dubbed the “English Riviera” and in many ways the spiritual birthplace of classic British comedy. Peter Cook, who was crowned the world’s greatest comedian by his peers in a recent survey of 300 writers, directors and comedians, was born in Torquay. A close runner-up i...

The Biografilm Festival – International Celebration of Lives: event devoted to biographies to be featured on Babelgum

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The Biografilm Festival - International Celebration of Lives is the first international event totally devoted to biographies. The Festival focuses on life tales told  through a wide range of expressive means, including feature movies, documentaries, theatrical performances, exhibitions and interviews. Biografilm provides a focus on great biographies and features thematic sections alongside the official biopic movie selection. The festival programme is based on the idea that a b...

Bawdy Brits A Hit At FLIFF

 Monday, November 12---------If you like your humor British and bawdy (and who doesn't?), then the feature film MAGICIANS is right up your alley. The film had its US Premiere on Saturday evening at the Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival, and was an instant hit with the capacity crowds at the back-to-back screenings at the Cinema Paradiso.  Starring the comedy team of David Mitchell and Robert Webb, whose Channel Four series PEEP SHOW has been an award-winning megahit in the UK, MAGICI...

Bawdy Brits A Hit At FLIFF

 Monday, November 12---------If you like your humor British and bawdy (and who doesn't?), then the feature film MAGICIANS is right up your alley. The film had its US Premiere on Saturday evening at the Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival, and was an instant hit with the capacity crowds at the back-to-back screenings at the Cinema Paradiso.  Starring the comedy team of David Mitchell and Robert Webb, whose Channel Four series PEEP SHOW has been an award-winning megahit in the UK, MAGICI...

Jackson Hole Wildlife announces jury

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The Jackson Hole Wildlife Film Festival is pleased to announce its selection of the final jury who will determine the winners of the Film Competition associated with the 2007 Festival. This year’s Festival will take place on October 1-6, in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. JHWFF plays host to an unparalleled competition, celebrating the finest examples of natural history filmmaking. To win an award in Jackson is a prestigious honor. Hundreds of filmmakers and broadcasters from around the world compete...

The Ten and Waitress to open Philadelphia Film Festival

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The Philadelphia Film Society is proud to announce the selection of The Ten and Waitress as this year’s 16th Philadelphia Film Festival’s opening and closing night films. From comedy to drama, these films represent the range and variety of talent highlighted throughout the 14-day festival, April 5-18. Since the 16th Philadelphia Film Festival falls over both Passover and Easter this year, festival organizers thought it would be apt to choose a film about each of the Ten Commandments. Just be...

Lund International Fantastic Film Festival highlights

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The 11th edition of Lund International Fantastic Film Festival takes place between the 16th and the 25th of September. During ten days almost 100 films from 19 countries are screened, which means that the festival is bigger than ever. Opening filmThis year's opening film is Hayao Miyazaki's animated masterpiece Howl's Moving Castle. The Japanese director, who won an Academy Award for his last film Spirited Away, will receive an honorary Golden Lion at the Venice Film Festival at September 9.Film...

Raindance Film Festival 2005 will open in a month

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Europe’s largest independent film festival Raindance, now in its 13th year, will run from September 28 – October 9 at cinemas throughout central London.Specialising in first time directors and showcasing over 200 shorts from the best and brightest of new talent, the Raindance Film Festival 2005 returns to London cinemas this September promising to screen some of the most inspiring and challenging films from around the world. Highlights of Raindance 2004 saw a collection of groundbreaking ind...

DIIFF wrapped in Dubrovnik, The Festivity Town

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DIFF, 3rd International Film Festival in Dubrovnik 2005The essential goal of DIFF Dubrovnik International Film Festival 2005, 25-29 of May, is independent film screening and among all, presentation of film talents. Even though, its only 3rd year of its existence, City of Dubrovnik is presenting the festival as the part of one cultural and historical festival summer events. Dubrovnik in Croatia is well known in world for its cultural and historical venues. Tradition and culture in this beautiful ...

Raindance has opened with Dead Man’s Shoes

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12th Raindance Film FestivalLondon, 1-10 October 2004Raindance just kicked off last Thursday September 30 with the London premiere of Shane Meadows hotly anticipated and highly rated new film Dead Man’s Shoes, this year’s Raindance Film Festival which celebrates independent filmmakers and filmmaking, promises ten days of discovery, debate and surprise with probably the richest slate of films in the Festival’s history.French shock-filmmaker Catherine Breillat’s Anatomy of Hell, (Friday Oc...

Politically incorrect films at San Sebastian

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INCORRECT THEMATIC RETROSPETIVE OF THE 52 DONOSTIA-SAN SEBASTIAN INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL In this age of politically correct doctrinaire thinking, the San Sebastian Film Festival has selected a series of films that contradict this false uniformity. Throughout history various filmmakers have questioned the established order, by attacking the injustices and arbitrary nature of society, or by openly making fun of its myths and taboos. They are the people that we are paying homage to here.The cho...

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