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Keanu Reeves' "Side By Side" to open 20th PLUS CAMERIMAGE

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PLUS CAMERIMAGE, the International Film Festival of the Art of Cinematography celebrating its landmark 20th anniversary this year, announced today that Keanu Reeves’ new documentary “Side by Side” has been selected to open the Festival, which takes place November 24th – December 1st. The announcement was made by Festival Director Marek Żydowicz.   Said Żydowicz, “We are truly excited that ‘Side by Side’ will open the 20th edition of our Festival and that th...

10th edition of the Ischia Film Festival

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From the 30th June to the 7th July 2012 at the Castello Aragonese in Ischia, the tenth edition of the Ischia Film Festival will take place, a unique International cinema competition dedicated to cinema locations. The event, which is known for its focus on movietourism and location placement, awards the audiovisual works, the directors, the directors of photography and the set designers who have mostly enhanced Italian and international locations by highlighting their landscapes and their...

Ischia Film Festival 8th edition - July the 4th - 10 th 2010

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From 4-10 July 2010, the 8th edition of the Ischia Film Festival will take place in the natural beauty of the Aragona Castle. This international film competition pays artistic tribute to audiovisual productions, directors of photography and set designers who have enhanced the value of Italian and international locations, and highlighted the landscapes and cultural identity in their work. About one hundred films (feature films, short films and documentaries) from the whole world will be showcase...

Sally Potter, Claire Denis and Günter Wallraff on their way to Göteborg

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The guest line up for the 33rd Göteborg International Film Festival is as always full of interesting film personalities. Among the most prominent guests are Sally Potter, Claire Denis, Günter Wallraff, Jessica Hausner and Vittorio Storaro. The British director behind Orlando, Sally Potter (picture), is visiting Göteborg with her new film Rage. Rage takes place on a cat walk where brutal things start to happen. All published on the internet by an intern. The French director Claire...

The Global Film Village: Francis Ford Coppola at the Torino Film Festival

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by Marla Lewin Francis Ford Coppola at Torino Film Festival photo by Marc Halperin     Another in our series on the Future of Cinema.   We were attending the Torino Film Lab and I had the opportunity to interview Francis Ford Coppola. I mentioned we are working on a series about the Future of Cinema, and Francis said he has his own theory, but it would take some time to explain and would use up all of our time. He doesn’t think ...

The part for the whole. The Seville European Film Festival 2009 commits to multiculturality and respect

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      A red carpet of contrasts. Colin Farrell, hidden under his Hollywood hat. Carlos Saura more flamenco than ever. And the stunning words of the honoree Vittorio Storaro. Seville aspires to live the European cinema as passionately as its Andalusian streets are lived. The part for the whole. The small helping to understand the big. Apart of some problems with the video screenings, the gala presentation highlighted the very best of every section: the Of...

ABEL FERRARA AWARDED BY THE ISCHIA FILM FESTIVAL

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 Abel Ferrara wins the “Ciak di Corallo” for his career achievements at the Ischia Film Festival seventh edition (July 5-11), the only international contest dedicated to the filming locations.The American director, born July 19 1951 in the Bronx, will receive the cinema’s world tribute thanks to his work, that has always been visionary, original and restless in a unique way in the international movie scene.The Ischia Film Festival will present a short preview of Ferrara’s docufiction ex...

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...

Highlights on Manaki Brothers” in Bitola

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The International Cinematographers Film Festival “Manaki Brothers” in Bitola is organized by the Macedonian Film Professionals Association (MFPA).Founded 21 May 1950, MFPA represents the interests of film professionals and film authors in our country. Besides looking after its members’ rights and interests, MFPA fosters the professional development and growth of film creativity in the Republic of Macedonia. The Association aims to strengthen Macedonian cinematography and to ensure its cont...

Foreign cinema win out at the Ischia Film Festival

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6th edition Ischia Film Festival 23rd – 29th June 2008In the 5th century Torre of Michelangelo took place the final ceremony of the 6th edition of the Ischia Film Festival.Music and cinema entertainment as corollary of a award night ceremony with the quintet “Architorti”.The giury composed by the film maker Francesco Munzi, the set designer Amedeo Fago, the actor Mattia Sbragia and the journalist Francesco Alò awarded the foreign cinema.“Lost Holiday” by Lucie Králová as best docume...

LOCARNO 2005 -- FULL WELLES RETROSPECTIVE

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LOCARNO 2005 -- THE FULL REPORT 58th LOCARNO FILM FESTIVAL FEATURES MOST COMPLETE ORSON WELLES RETRO EVER -- by Alex Deleon  --  (for <www.filmfestivals.com>) The 58th installment of the Locarno film festival at the Tippety-top of glorious Lago Maggiore in the Italian Speaking part of Switzerland (Ticino) got underway on Wednesday, August 3rd and will go on until August 13. Some 300 films of all kinds will be projected at numerous venues all over town, but the main event is the slate of...

Ischia Film Festival - 20 days to the deadline

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Ischia Film Festival -20 days to the deadline Fourth Edition 13 – 24 June 2006 There are now only 20 days remaining until the deadline for the entry of works for the fourth edition of the Ischia Film Festival, the international film competition under the overall patronage of the President of the Republic of Italy which awards those works which have done the most to promote “locations”. It is well known that cinema can instil in the public a range of emotions which few other forms of commu...

Meryl Streep to receive Coolidge Award

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Oscar-winning actress Meryl Streep has been chosen to receive the prestigious Coolidge Award in Boston on April 5. The annual event, recognizing a selected film artist whose work advances the spirit of original and challenging cinema, was launched in 2004. The first film auteur so honored was Chinese director Zhang Yimou in 2004 (HERO, THE HOUSE OF FLYING DAGGERS, RAISE THE RED LANTERN).Last year’s honors went to Italian cinematographer Vittorio Storaro, whose long list of cinema masterpieces ...

V. Storaro awarded at Bitola 26th festival Manaki Brothers

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26th International Film Camera Festival "Manaki Brothers" awards Vittorio Storaro the triple Oscar winner with the Life Achievement Award "Golden Camera 300" BiographyVittorio Storaro, the award - winning cinematographer who won Oscars for "Apocalypse Now", "Reds" and "The Last Emperor", was born on June 24, 1940 in Rome. At the age of 11, he began studying photography at a technical school. He enrolled at C.I.A.C (Italian Cinemagraphic Training Centre) and subsequently continued his education a...

Locarno video competition and more

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Video CompetitionThe Iranian entry “President Mir Qanbar” by Mohammed Shirvari is a most unusual documentary about a 74 year old man from a village in the Turkish speaking Azerbaijan region who mounts his own private campaign to run for president of Iran. He travels from village to village on a bicycle addressing whoever will listen with a portable megaphone and is accompanied by a deformed cripple riding a donkey cart. Being a poor villager himself he contends to be sensitive to the probl...

The Magnificent Welles at Locarno

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58th LOCARNO FILM FESTIVAL FEATURES MOST COMPLETE ORSON WELLES RETRO EVER --by Alex Deleon The 58th installment of the Locarno film festival at the Tippety-top of glorious Lago Maggiore in the Italian Speaking part of Switzerland (Ticino) got underway on Wednesday, August 3rd and will go on until August 13. Some 300 films of all kinds will be projected at numerous venues all over town, but the main event is the slate of 18 features in competition for the spotted leopard awards, the jungle cat ...
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