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Hawaii International Film Festival turns 30th this fall, alook back to top ten greatest moments in history

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2010 is a momentous year for the Hawaii International Film Festival (HIFF) as it celebrates 30 years as the premiere film festival in the Pacific! It is a venue where filmmakers can connect with each other and the public says HIFF executive director Chuck Boller. "Numerous exciting milestones and productive and profitable encounters have happened at HIFF over the last 30 years, creating opportunities for future projects and friendships." Of the many significant events th...

In competition: "Thirst"

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About the film: Korean director Park Chan-wook is presenting his latest film, Thirst, in Competition today, five years after taking home the Grand Prix du Jury for Old Boy. This year's movie involves blood, and blood means vampires. A young priest has gone to Africa with the purest of intentions, to volunteer to test a new drug; however, an unexpected side effect of the treatment changes him into a vampire. When he returns home, his Catholic faith is sorely tested, as his thirst for blood nea...

Sitges 2008 the Good, the Bad, the Weird

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Another 10 days at the world's leading festival for fantastic cinema have come to a close. All the extraterrestrials have phoned home. And the zombies are in repose until next October. Despite very late nights drinking with actors, filmmakers, distributors and programmers from Finland, Colombia, Korea, Japan, Ireland, Australia, France, Canada, New York and, of course, Spain, I managed to see 23 or 25 or 27 movies, often sleeping on my feet, so that the whole experience began to feel like an e...

Sitges 2008 the Good, the Bad, the Weird

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Another 10 days at the world’s leading festival for fantastic cinema have come to a close. All the extraterrestrials have phoned home. And the zombies are in repose until next October. Despite very late nights drinking with actors, filmmakers, distributors and programmers from Finland, Colombia, Korea, Japan, Ireland, Australia, France, Canada, New York and, of course, Spain, I managed to see 23 or 25 or 27 movies, often sleeping on my feet, so that the whole experience began to feel like an e...

Secret Sunshine

secret sunshine In a star-studded celebration ceremony officiated by Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) Secretary for Commerce and Economic Development Mr. Frederick Ma, the 2nd Asian Film Awards (AFA) presented their awards tonight at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, kicking off the 4th Entertainment Expo Hong Kong which runs through April 13th, 2008. In an event hosting 2500 gue

Secret Sunshine takes top honors at Asian Film Awards

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In a star-studded celebration ceremony officiated by Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) Secretary for Commerce and Economic Development Mr. Frederick Ma, the 2nd Asian Film Awards (AFA) presented their awards tonight at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, kicking off the 4th Entertainment Expo Hong Kong which runs through April 13th, 2008. In an event hosting 2500 guests from around the world and broadcast live on TVB Pearl (Television Broadcasts Limited), AFA’s offici...

FIPRESCI's "Best Foreign Language Film of 2007" to Croatian "Armin"

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From almost all national submissions to the Academy Award for the Best Foreign Language Film, a jury of FIPRESCI selected at the Palm Springs International Film Festival (USA, January 3-14, 2008) — its first special award of the year, the "Best Foreign Language Film of 2007": "Armin" by Ognjen Svilicic (Croatia 2007) The jury presented also prizes for best actor and actress. Best Actress: ex equo Anamaria Marinca and Laura Vasiliu in "4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days" (4 luni, 3 saptamani si 2 zil...

New York Film Festival To Celebrate 45th Anniversary

Wednesday, July 18-------The New York Film Festival, one of the pre-eminent film events in North America, celebrates its 45th anniversary this year. The event, which will run from September 28 to October 14, has begun to announce some of its programming and special events, tantalizing New York film lovers with some gems to look forward to. The Film Society of Lincoln Center, which presents the Festival along with its yearlong programming at the flagship Walter Reade Theater, has announced that...

NY Asian Film Fest line up

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NEW YORK ASIAN FILM FESTIVAL 2007: June 22 ­ July 8 June 22 ­ July 5 @ the IFC Center(323 Sixth Avenue, between 3rd and 4th Streets) July 5 ­ 8 @ Japan Society(333 East 47th Street, between 1st and 2nd Avenues) Full write-ups are available at:http://www.subwaycinema.com/ The final line-up for the New York Asian Film Fest. More guests, more movies, more fun! SPECIAL GUESTSDirector E. J-Yong of DASEPO NAUGHTY GIRLS will be attending Director Shusuke Kaneko of DEATH NOTE and DEATH NOTE: THE LA...

« Secret Sunshine » de Lee Chang-dong

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C'est aujourd'hui que le réalisateur Sud Coréen  Lee Chang-dong présente en Compétition Officielle Secret Sunshine, son quatrième long métrage. Il s’était déjà rendu sur la Croisette en 2000 pour Peppermint Candy, sélectionné à la Quinzaine des Réalisateurs. Ce nouveau film nous invite à suivre le retour d’une veuve, interprétée par Do-yeon Jeon, dans la ville de province qui a vu naître son mari. Accompagnée de son fils, elle entame un travail de deuil tout en ess...

“Secret Sunshine” by Lee Chang-Dong

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One of Korea’s leading filmmakers, Lee Chang-dong, is presenting his latest work in Competition, entitled Secret Sunshine. The film mixes comedy and despair, darkness and light and is an ode to how we cope in everyday life. Featuring one of Korea’s biggest stars, Song Kang-ho and also Jeon Do-yeon, Secret Sunshine follows the couple who re-locate to Miryang and their difficulties in adapting. Lee Chang-dong relates his intentions: “My original idea for the movie was for it to be more rea...

The first annual Asian Film Awards

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In a star-studded celebration ceremony officiated by Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) Secretary of Commerce, Industry and Technology, Joseph Wong, the first annual Asian Film Awards (AFA’s) presented their awards tonight at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, kicking off the Entertainment Expo Hong Kong which runs through April 15th, 2007.In an event hosting 4,000 guests from around the world and broadcast on TVB (Television Broadcasts Limited) and other regional cha...

Josephine Siao to be honored at Hong Kong International Film Festival

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Mr. Wilfred Wong, Chairman, Hong Kong International Film Festival Society, announced today that Josephine Siao will be the recipient of the inaugural Asian Film Award for Outstanding Contribution to Asian Cinema which will be presented at the awards ceremony on March 20th at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre. Organized by the Hong Kong International Film Festival (HKIFF) and held in conjunction with Entertainment Expo, the Asian Film Awards (AFA) will recognize the best of Asian ci...

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