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Gilles Jacob the tireless

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By ALI NADERZAD - April 12, 2010 (Paris) As dean of the Cannes Festival Gilles Jacob would be expected to handle stars like we handle a road well traveled. Sharp turns are cleared without effort and intersections negotiated with eyes closed. Casualness should be a given for the president of the festival since every night for almost two weeks in May he stands at the top of the Lumière theatre steps to greet the casts and directors of the Selection films. “Ah, there’s Brad and Angelina, h...

Gilles Jacob the tireless

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GILLES THE TIRELESSBy ALI NADERZAD - April 12, 2010 (Paris) As dean of the Cannes Festival Gilles Jacob would be expected to handle stars like we handle a road well traveled. Sharp turns are cleared without effort and intersections negotiated with eyes closed. Casualness should be a given for the president of the festival since every night for almost two weeks in May he stands at the top of the Lumière theatre steps to greet the casts and directors of the Selection films. “Ah, there’s Brad ...

The Cannes Blitz Promotion Package Proposition

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Cannes Market and the Cannes Film Festival are coming up soon.                                 It's just a couple of weeks away starting May 13 - 23. If you would like to meet the filmfestivals.com and fest21.com team, we will be there too. Our Booth and Festival TV production office is located Palais Niveau 01 – ...

Berlin 60th: 60 good reasons, some hot hotel tips and Howl!

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A flashy two page center spread in the popular daily tabloid BERLIN KURIER offers a list of "Sixty Facts about the 60th Birthday" of the Berlin Film Festival, which is tantamount to listing sixty good reasons not to miss this one. The spread is adorned with a top to bottom leggy photo of a winsomely smiling Jessica Alba, star of Michael Winterbottom's "The Killer Inside Me", and smaller shots spaced around the layout of Leonardo Dicaprio, who will be here to promote the new Martin Scorcese thril...

Berlin 60th: 60 good reasons, some hot hotel tips and Howl!

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A flashy two page center spread in the popular daily tabloid BERLIN KURIER offers a list of "Sixty Facts about the 60th Birthday" of the Berlin Film Festival, which is tantamount to listing sixty good reasons not to miss this one. The spread is adorned with a top to bottom leggy photo of a winsomely smiling Jessica Alba, star of Michael Winterbottom's "The Killer Inside Me", and smaller shots spaced around the layout of Leonardo Dicaprio, who will be here to promote the new...

Amfar 2009: A Glamorous Night for a Great Cause

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Amfar's 2009 'Cinema Against AIDS' gala, set at the Hotel du Cap in Antibes was packed with more than enough star power.  Although the du Cap is a new venue for the event, things seemed to run smoothly as the guests ate, drank, and bid on Chanel Segways all for a good cause.  We hear that this year's party raised approximately 1.6 million dollars, though this sum pales in comparison to last year's reported 7 million dollars raised for Amfar.   So just who was there?  Why, everyone of course...

Amfar Fundraiser at Du Cap on May 21st will be a Star Studded Event

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    AmfAR, the American foundation for AIDS Research, will hold its 15th annual 'Cinema Against AIDS' fundraising gala on May 21, 2009.  For the first time, the black-tie dinner and auction will be held at the Eden Roc Hotel du Cap and will feature remarks by Bill Clinton and Annie Lennox.  Tickets are pricey but it all goes to a good cause; over the years the event has raised over $19 million dollars for AIDS research.  The auction this year is set to include Clinton's ...

Stay in the Know with our 2009 Festival Party Directory

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Party time! Do not miss these ones but PLEASE do not ask us for invitesDaily Short Film Corner Happy hour May 14th the Cannes Market opening party, one of the major (serious) events to mingle and start promoting... May 14th Audi terrace The Audi Talents Awards with Thomas Dutronc live showcase May 15th 4pm Czech Film Center and Slovak Film Institue Welcome drinks party May 16th "Millennium" Party - Chacha Beach - Saturday May 16th at 10pmWith the cast and crew of MILLENIUM, the film ...

No Subtitles Necessary: Laszlo & Vilmos

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The names Leslie and Willie a.k.a László Kovács and Vilmos Zsigmond must certainly ring a bell to anyone familiar with the world of cinema. On March 14, 2009, the American Film Institute hosted a special screening of “No Subtitles Necessary: Laszlo & Vilmos”, a documentary by James Chressanthis about the lives and works of Kovács and Zsigmond. Vilmos Zsigmond and the late László Kovács are two of the most influential contemporary cinematographers considered to be instrumental in the d...

LA Femme Film Festival

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LA Femme Film Festival is a premier festival that focuses on women filmmakers, showcasing their commercial films for the world wide audience. It is a Festival for those women who want to have an equal opportunity in commercial entertainment and desire to change, enhance, or become leaders in the industry as a Director, Writer, Producer or Director of Photography. "The creators of La Femme go to great lengths to make the festival a good experience for filmmaker and audience alike. It's a great re...

FAMED DIRECTOR PAUL VERHOEVEN TO RECEIVE THE 2007 CAPRI CULT AWARD

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Influential film director Paul Verhoeven will receive the 2007 Capri Cult Award during the 12th Annual Capri, Hollywood – The International Film Festival it was announced today by Pascal Vicedomini, festival founder. Producer Mark Canton will serve as Chairman of the festival, which will be held December 27th  through January 27th at various locations throughout Capri, Italy.  Legendary Italian film director Lina Wertmuller will make the presentation in person in a special ceremony.  The ...

Dubai Fest amfAR Event Raises $3 Million

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Sharon Stone, Michelle Yeoh, Kenneth Cole, Hayden Christensen, Rachel Bilson, Gloria Estefan, Dana Fuchs, Dita Von Teese, Pooja Batra, Kabir Bedi, Akbar Khan, Sarah Shahi and amfAR CEO Kevin Frost came out to raise awareness about HIV/AIDS last night at amfAR's inaugural Cinema Against AIDS gala in Dubai. The event, which was presented by The Dubai International Film Festival, raised $3 million for amfAR. Dubai Pearl was the event’s sponsor. Hewlett-Packard Company and Alfiya Kuanysheva were ...

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L'année 2007 marque le 60e anniversaire de la mise en place de services du gouvernement français chargés de promouvoir la France comme destination touristique au Canada. À cette occasion, la ville de Cannes prête sa collection des photographes Traverso, immortalisant soixante ans de Festival international du film. Des générations d'acteurs et metteurs en scène, de créateurs et producteurs se succèdent sur c

Emile Hirsch and Nikki Blonsky to be honored at Palm Springs

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The 19th Annual Palm Springs International Film Festival (PSIFF) will honor Emile Hirsch and Nikki Blonsky with separate Rising Star Awards at the Festival’s annual Awards Gala. They will join previously announced honoree Marion Cotillard who will receive the Breakthrough Performance Award. Festival chairman Earl Greenburg made the announcement at a private event at the historic Charlie Chaplin home of Patricia Barry in Beverly Hills, CA hosted by Festival board member Stephen Breimer, which...

Are you ready for AFM? 522 films to screen

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A diverse selection of 522 feature films, including 106 industry world premieres and 364 market premieres, have been confirmed to screen at the 28th American Film Market (AFM) October 31 to November 7, 2007, in Santa Monica, it was announced today by Jonathan Wolf, Executive Vice President, Independent Film & Television Alliance (IFTA) and AFM’s Managing Director.A total of 34 different languages will be represented on the screening schedule of this year’s AFM.In addition, Wolf announced tha...

Ben Affleck directorila breakthrough saluted at Hollywood Awards

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The 11th Annual Hollywood Film Festival's Hollywood Awards Gala Ceremony, will take place on October 22, 2007, at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills.Oscar(r)-winner Ben Affleck will be honored with the "Hollywood Breakthrough Director of the Year Award," Academy Award-winning actress Jennifer Connelly will receive the "Hollywood Supporting Actress of the Year Award," and producers Neil Meron and Craig Zadan will receive the "Hollywood Producers of the Year Award."The "Hollywood Awards" wi...

BERLIN FILM FESTIVAL, 2007 -- A VIRTUAL REPORT

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Alex Deleon is a festival ambassador with filmfestivals.com portal and fest21.com the online community for festival professionals. 57th BERLIN FEST OPENS WITH STARS TO BURN The Berlin Film Festival is traditionally one of the most star studded events on the annual Festival calendar and this 57th edition is no exception.  Among stars and celebrities already spotted either on the red carpet entering gala screenings, at press conferences, or at events in other parts of town away from Marlene Diet...

La soirée QUINTESSENTIALLY à l’hôtel Eden Roc

Pour fêter son premier anniversaire le 23 mai à Cannes, lors de l’après dîner de l’association caritative Amfar, Quintessentially cultive l’élite, le glamour et le luxe. La soirée avait donc lieu dans cet hôtel magnifique à Antibes l’Enden Roc, en présence de Sharon Stone, Claudia Shiffer et tant d’autres… le programme un feu d’artifice, fontaine de chocolat, champagne à flot… euh pour la musique on repassera et pour l’ambiance il y a plus fun c’est certain mais bon...

DuBai Fest will be hosting the amfAR Cinema Against AIDS Event in Cannes, Sharon Stone to chair

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Dubai International Film Festival (DIFF) announced today that DIFF will be hosting the amfAR Cinema Against AIDS Event to be presented during the Fourth edition of the film festival which takes place December 9-16th, 2007. The Dubai International Film Festival was founded on the unique theme ‘Bridging Cultures. Meeting Minds.’ launched in 2004 using the powerful medium of film to serve as a platform for inter-cultural dialogue.   The association with amfAR offers the opportunity to extend ...

20th Festival of Nordic Cinema in Rouen

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The 20th edition of this specialized festival in north-western France (March 21-- April 01, 2007) was a bit of a disappointment this year in terms of competition films and visiting personalities, at least compared to the four previous times I have made it my business to be here. In the past there have always been unusual films in the competition section and visitations by major figures, actors and/or directors, from the countries covered here, which includes, incidentally, Belgium, Holland and...

57th BERLIN FEST OPENS WITH STARS TO BURN

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The Berlin Film Festival is traditionally one of the most star studded events on the annual Festival calendar and this 57th edition is no exception.  Among stars and celebrities already spotted either on the red carpet entering gala screenings, at press conferences, or at events in other parts of town away from Marlene Dietrich square, in just the first four days; Richard Gere, Sharon Stone, Clint Eastwood, Antonio Banderas, Catherine Deneuve, Judie Dench, Cate Blanchett, Matt Damon, Carl...

Berlinale 2007, Dieter Kosslick’s Reflections Part I

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Dieter Kosslick continues to imprint his signature on the Berlinale. He has transformed the Berlin Festival into the largest audience oriented international film festival. Through the European Film Market and the main competition,  the Berlinale has met commercial interests while satisfying cinematic ones through the Panorama, Forum and other Berlinale components. Unlike Cannes and Venice, the Berlinale features the Talent Campus, permits large testing of new productions and presents a balanced...

Berlinale 2007, Dieter Kosslick’s Reflections part 1

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Dieter Kosslick continues to imprint his signature on the Berlinale. He has transformed the Berlin Festival into the largest audience oriented international film festival. Through the European Film Market and the main competition, the Berlinale has met commercial interests while satisfying cinematic ones through the Panorama, Forum and other Berlinale components. Unlike Cannes and Venice, the Berlinale features the Talent Campus, permits large testing of new productions and presents a balanced m...

Paul Verhoeven returns to his Dutch roots

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The 24th edition of the Miami International Film Festival begins a ten-day marathon of films, events, seminar and, of course, parties, this evening with the premiere of Paul Verhoeven's World War II saga BLACK BOOK. The film is a return to Verhoeven's roots as one of the great innovators of Dutch cinema and one of the great European auteurs.Verhoeven has been shocking and challenging his audiences since his early days as a pioneering Dutch filmmaker in the 1970s. After a stint as a military docu...

Paul Verhoeven Returns To His Dutch Roots

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Friday, March 2----The 24th edition of the Miami International Film Festival begins a ten-day marathon of films, events, seminar and, of course, parties, this evening with the premiere of Paul Verhoeven's World War II saga BLACK BOOK. The film is a return to Verhoeven's roots as one of the great innovators of Dutch cinema and one of the great European auteurs.Verhoeven has been shocking and challenging his audiences since his early days as a pioneering Dutch filmmaker in the 1970s. After...
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