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Film festivals come in various shapes, sizes, formats and orientations. The currently ongoing 22nd installment of the Santa Barbara Film Festival is a bit off-beat in certain aspects. Lasting eleven days and presenting some 200 films it is certainly not small -- more like "medium to large." In terms of importance, however, while it is not considered to be quite in the same class as the North-American majors, Sundance, Telluride, Chicago, New York, Toronto and Montreal, it can nevertheless ce...

A Royal Opening Night

Helen Mirren Saturday, September 30----The stars were out last evening, both in the night sky and on the red carpet at Avery Fisher Hall, as the New York Film Festival held its Gala Opening Night with the premiere screening of THE QUEEN. Spotted on the red carpet were luminaries from the world of film, music and Broadway, including directors Brian De Palma and Taylor Hackford, musician Phil Collins, indie filmmakers Mira Nair, Mike White and Lodge Kerrigan, and Broadway luminaries Frances Ster...

Antalya favours East Europeans in US$400,000 festival-prize bonanza

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ANTALYA, Turkey ~ A Romanian movie called The Paper Will Be Blue picked up the top international prize of US$75,000 for Best Foreign Film at the 43rd Antalya Film Festival, while Best National Film and US$100,000 went to the owners of Destiny.In a night that gave particular recognition to East European films about change following the collapse of communism, some 33 awards were made and US$400,000 given away in cash prizes at a magnificently well-organised closing ceremony on Saturday night (23 S...

John Landis at the Ischia Film Festival

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Director and producer John Landis, will be at Lacco Ameno of Ischia-Italy on July 16 to receive the “Regina Isabella Legend Award.” The popular American artist (“Animal House,” “Blues Brothers”, “An American Werewolf in London”, “Beverly Hills Cop”) will also be at the center of the final International Kimbo Cinema Forum of the six planned for the festival’s third edition.The announcement was given by the CEO of the Ischia International Arts Academy, Pascal Vicedomini, who ...

Paul Haggis host of honor for the Ischia Global Film & Music Fest

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The new king of the International cinema, Canadian writer-director-producer Paul Haggis will join the hosts of honor for the 4th Ischia Global Film & Music Fest to be held July 11-16, 2006, at the Regina Isabella Resort & Spa in Lacco Ameno on the island of Ischia, Italy. The extraordinary double 2006 Academy Award® winner for the movie “Crash” and previous Oscar® nominee for the screenplay of the movie "Million Dollar Baby” by Clint Eastwood, as well as the next announced blockbuster "F...

4th Ischia Global Film and Music Fest to host superstars

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THE 4TH ANNUAL ISCHIA GLOBAL FILM & MUSIC FEST – KIMBO CINEMA FORUM FESTIVAL TO TAKE PLACE FROM JULY 11TH – 16TH ON ISLAND OF ISCHIA, ITALY. SPECIAL HOMAGE TO THE GERMAN MOVIE INDUSTRY International screen stars and industry leaders of the European, American and Italian film communities will celebrate the ever-evolving culture of cinema at the 4th Annual Ischia Global Film & Music Fest - Kimbo Cinema Forum in the spectacular Regina Isabella Resort & Spa on the Isle of Ischia, Italy from July...

Fred Schepisi to head the Bangkok BIFF Festival

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Australian director Fred Schepisi, whose Empire Falls recently took home two Golden Globe awards, has been named President of the International Jury at the Bangkok International Film Festival (February 17-27). Other members of the jury include actor/director Charles Dance (Ladies in Lavender, Swimming Pool, Gosford Park), actor/screenwriter Julie Delpy (Broken Flowers, Before Sunset), actor Nancy Kwan (The World of Susie Wong, Flower Drum Song), producer Donald Ranvaud (The Constant Gardener an...

Fred Schepisi to head theBagkok BIFF Festival

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Australian director Fred Schepisi, whose Empire Falls recently took home two Golden Globe awards, has been named President of the International Jury at the Bangkok International Film Festival (February 17-27). Other members of the jury include actor/director Charles Dance (Ladies in Lavender, Swimming Pool, Gosford Park), actor/screenwriter Julie Delpy (Broken Flowers, Before Sunset), actor Nancy Kwan (The World of Susie Wong, Flower Drum Song), producer Donald Ranvaud (The Constant Gardener an...

Capri, Hollywood Film Festival complete line up

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Once Again (and for the 10th time) the beautiful island of Capri will host the Capri, Hollywood Film Festival: a great annual celebration of international cinema, to TAKE PLACE from December 27, 2005, to January 2, 2006. The Director General announced that this tenth anniversary edition of the event will be produced with the sponsorship of the Ministry of the Cultural Assets, the Campania Region and the Chamber of Commerce of Naples, with major contributions from RAI Trade, Cinecittà Holding,...

Good Night, and Good Luck awarded film of the year by Capri

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George Clooney’s film Good Night, and Good Luck, and Cristina Comencini’s The Beast in the Heart have won Capri-Kimbo Awards as best films of 2005. The two productions, introduced at the last Venice Film Festival and in the race for an Oscar, will be honored at the 10th anniversary edition of the Capri, Hollywood Film Festival December 27-January 2. The festival is produced by Capri in the World Institute with the support of the director general's office for cinema of the Ministry of Cul...

"The Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada," premieres in Capri

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TOMMY LEE JONES' THREE BURIALS PREMIERES IN ITALY AT CAPRI AFTER WINNINGTWO PRIZES AT CANNES; CRISTINA COMENCINI'S DON'T TELL, INAUGURATES SCREENINGS AT CAPRI, HOLLYWOOD DECEMBER 26"The Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada," The current work of Oscar-winning actor and first-time director Tommy Lee Jones, will receive its Italian premiere at the Capri, Hollywood – Kimbo International Festival Film on the Isle of Capri December 27-January 2.The film, produced by Luc Besson (01 Distribution), ...

Walk the Line, Johny Cash hit musical to preview in Capri

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Walk the Line, the new hit musical film about the life of American country singing legend Johnny Cash, will be previewed in Italy at the Capri, Hollywood – Kimbo Coffee International Film Festival December 27-31, 2005 on the Isle of Capri. James Mangold’s film and Joaquin Phoenix, who plays Cash, are leading candidates for Oscar recognition early next year.The festival will feature the presentation of three 2005 Capri Music Awards to:American director Taylor Hackford for Ray, his film biogr...

Terry Gilliam, Taylor Hackford among guest at Capri fest

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American directors Terry Gilliam and Taylor Hackford, Shekhar Kapur from India, and Italian Roberto Faenza will appear together at a forum on the cinema industry that is a highlight of the 10th anniversary edition of the Capri, Hollywood Kimbo Film Festival to be held December 27, 2005 through January 2, 2006 on the Isle of Capri.The four leaders of world moviemaking are the first artists to confirm their participation in the cinema forum. The event will showcase ideas about the future of film ...

3rd Global Film & Music Fest

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the Ischia International Arts Academy celebrates the movie and music industries with the 3rd Global Film & Music Fest (July 10-15, 2005) on the spectacular Isle of Ischia, a few miles off the coast from Capri and Naples, Italy. This week of major film premieres, video screenings, music showcases and award ceremonies, will be chaired by the Minister of Italian Culture. Some of the most recognized International talents and Italian artists will also attend award ceremonies and get-togethers...

San Francisco Film Festival Offers Something for Everyone

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48th Annual San Francisco Film Festival Offers Something for EveryoneJudging from the level of activity it is apparent that the San Francisco Film Festival was celebrating its 48th Anniversary with the array of panels, seminars, films, and parties that were offered this year. The attendance hit record levels coming in at a monstrous 77,000 a 5% increase over last year. In just over two week’s time, thousands of festival attendees packed into theaters that screened 185 films from 48 countries....

San Francisco closed with 77 000 in attendance

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The 48th San Francisco International Film Festival concluded with a screening of the wickedly satirical Hollywood noir, THE DYING GAUL, directed by Craig Lucas and starring Patricia Clarkson, Campbell Scott and Peter Sarsgaard. For 15 days, thousands of filmgoers, filmmakers and film industry representatives attended screenings of 185 films from 48 countries in San Francisco, Berkeley and Palo Alto. Attendance, compared to the 47th Festival, rose 5% to 77,000.The SKYY Prize, established in 1997 ...

Widen your focus at San Francisco International Film Fest

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48th San Francisco International Film Festival (April 21-May 5) Widen your focus. That’s the tagline of the 48th San Francisco International Film Festival, whose curtains opened at the Castro Theatre on Thursday night, April 21. North America’s oldest film festival is “dedicated to forging a relationship between cultures and countries,” stated Roxanne Messina Captor, San Francisco Film Society Executive Director and recent recipient of France’s Chevalier de l’Ordre des Arts et des L...

Tribeca debuts a shorts online competition

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Amazon.com and the Tribeca Film Festival Debut Tribeca Screening Room for Short-Film Competition—more than 1,000 Films SubmittedMillions of Amazon.com Customers Can Rate Films Alongside Celebrity Reviewers including Gwyneth Paltrow, David Duchovny, Ice Cube and Donald Sutherland Amazon.com, Inc. (Nasdaq: AMZN), the Tribeca Film Festival and its founding partner American Express today announced the debut of the Tribeca Screening Room (www.amazon.com/screeningroom) for the Amazon Theater/Tribeca...

Paul Haggis honored at The San Francisco Fest

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PAUL HAGGIS TO RECEIVE INAUGURAL MAURICE KANBAR AWARD AT48th SAN FRANCISCO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVALApril 21–May 5, 2005)Writer/Director/Producer to be Honored for Excellence in ScreenwritingThe San Francisco Film Society announced today that Academy Award nominee Paul Haggis will be the recipient of the inaugural Maurice Kanbar Award for excellence in screenwriting at the 48th San Francisco International Film Festival (April 21-May 5, 2005). The award will be presented to Haggis at Film Soc...

CineAsia Production Brings Hollywood to Thailand

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CineAsia Production Brings Hollywood Industry Players to ThailandThe dynamic film entertainment Show, CineAsia Production, is just a month away, Dec 7-9 2004, at the Bangkok Convention Center and Sofitel Central Plaza Hotel.For the past nine years, CineAsia has shone the spotlight on the motion picture exhibition (movie theater owners) and distribution industries in Asia. Industry executives gather to learn about industry trends, screen up-and-coming films and be among the first to see the late...

Denver Fest RAY'S the Roof at 27th Year

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The Rocky Mountains of Denver were privileged to have one of the nations top ten film festivals take place at the Denver International Film Festival this past week. Opening up with Universals anticipated RAY staring Jamie Foxx as the magnetic soul blues man Ray Charles; the Festival presented a dynamic Opening Night Gala. The downtown Buelle Theater filled to capacity, Director and co-writer Taylor Hackford, producers Stuart Benjamin, Karen and Howard Baldwin, cast members Jamie Foxx, Regina K...

Denver Film Festival full program

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The 27th Starz Denver International Film Festival (SDIFF27), produced by the Denver Film Society, rolls-out October 14 - 24, 2004. This year’s festival features a focus on German cinema along with a host of new and returning awards and showcases approximately 200 films, including eighteen premieres, including six World, five North American, and seven U.S. premieres. SDIFF27 will host over a hundred actors, directors, and producers as guests and promises to answer the festival’s theme quest...

Hollywood Fest bestows Kudos W. Salles and Moore...

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HOLLYWOOD FILM FESTIVAL BESTOWS KUDOS : WALTER SALLES' "THE MOTORCYCLE DIARIES," ALEJANDRO AMENABAR'S "THE SEA INSIDE," & "FAHRENHEIT 9/11" AMONG WINNERS"Vinzent" Wins Best Feature"What Remains of Us" Wins Best Documentary"Automation" Wins Best Short SubjectThe 8th Annual Hollywood Film Festival's "Hollywood Awards" 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 atte...

Crème de la crème @ the Holywood European Awards

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The Hollywood Awards will conclude on the 18th the Hollywood Film Festival which officially began on Tuesday, October 12. The 2004 Annual Hollywood Film Festival incorporates in its activities the Hollywood Film Conference, Hollywood Film Screenings, and Hollywood Awards. FilmFestivals .com is a proud presenting sponsor of the Hollywood European Awards which will be handed out during the prestigious Gala.This year's presenters will include Kate Beckinsale, Chris Columbus, Laura Dern, Robert Down...

Stars Shine at Toronto’s 29th Film Festival

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Stars Shine at Toronto’s 29th International Film FestivalThe Toronto International Film Festival now in its 29th year, brings the biggest and brightest stars of Hollywood, the film industry and the world to this prestigious Film Festival. TIFF takes place from September 9th to the 18th and is known and the largest and best Film Festival worldwide. The list of visitors who will be on hand in Toronto will be meeting greeting and highlighting there newest films and projects to best promote the m...

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