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"Rid of Me" - Interview with the Director at Tribeca Film Festival

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When homebody Meris and her husband, Mitch Canfield, move from Irvine, CA to Portland, OR to pursue a job at his friend’s company, Meris feels like an outcast among Mitch’s fraternity/sorority like circle of old high school friends, and everything she does and says to try and fit in is perceived as awkward, freaky and bizarre. It is not until she finds her niche in punk rock, chocolate covered gummi bears, and wiping her “menses on a woman at the market’s face”, when she can fina...

NEWSLETTER N° 501: march 18rd, 2011

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 .............                                                                                                                                                          NEWSLETTER N° 500 bis: march 11rd, 2011 Follow this LINK if you cannot read the newsletter properly  500 shall we toast to that! Contact the Editor to Advertise with us  This weekly newsletter rea...

Woody Allen's Midnight in Paris will open the 64th Festival de Cannes on May 11th 2011.

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Photographer - Roger Arpajou © 2011 Mediapro, Versátil, & Gravier Productions Midnight in Paris, the new film by Woody Allen will open the Festival de Cannes on May 11th in the LumièreTheatre, in the presence of the Jury presided by Robert De Niro. The romcom, which was shot last year in the French capital, brings together a broad international cast, including Owen Wilson, Rachel McAdams and Marion Cotillard, as well as Kathy Bates, Adrien Brody, Carla Bruni-Sarkozy, Gad E...

BigPond Adelaide Film Festival wrap figures and awards

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  The 2011 BigPond Adelaide Film Festival has been a huge success with 30 sold out sessions and an overall increase in attendances of 22%, contributing to a 16% increase in box office revenue from 2009. BAFF audience members also voted via SMS and online to vote the stunning new Australian film SNOWTOWN (Best Feature) ,the thrilling and poignant SENNA (Best Documentary)  and the moving THE PALACE (Best Short) in the BigPond Audience Awards. Of the 48 Australian films that screene...

2011 BigPond Adelaide Film Festival golden moments

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The 2011 BigPond Adelaide Film Festival has been a huge success with 30 sold out sessions and an overall increase in attendances of 22%, contributing to a 16% increase in box office revenue from 2009. BAFF audience members also voted via SMS and online to vote the stunning new Australian film SNOWTOWN (Best Feature) ,the thrilling and poignant SENNA (Best Documentary)  and the moving THE PALACE (Best Short) in the BigPond Audience Awards. Of the 48 Australian films that screened at ...

Off Plus Camera will host the FIPRESCI award!

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Off Plus Camera Film Festival is constantly expanding its horizons and working hard on many novelties. This 4th year of the festival, The International Federation of Film Critics will award its prestigious accolade - FIPRESCI.  The International Federation of Film Critics ( Fédération Internationale de la Presse Cinématographique) is an association of professional film critics from all over the world. The Federation took shape in Paris on June 6th 1930. The main aim of the association is to...

2011 BigPond Adelaide Film Festival kicked off

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  Adelaide was buzzing this week as hundreds of national and international filmmakers, film industry figures and talent filled the city for the opening weekend of the 2011 BigPond Adelaide Film Festival (BAFF).   The Festival, officially opened by the Premier of South Australian, the Hon Mike Rann, commenced with the world premiere screening of Bob Connolly and Sophie Raymond's highly anticipated documentary MRS CAREY'S CONCERT, followed by a surprise live performance by Emil...

VIVA ESPANA!

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Currently running in Indian cinemas, Alejandro Gonsalez Inarritu's Biutiful presents a gritty, grimy Barcelona  which is a far cry from the exquisitely beautiful city showcased by Woody Allen in "Vicky Cristiba Barcelona". But Barcelona is only one of several Spanish cities that Indian tourists can set their sights on thanks to Espana's sunny weather, natural beauty  and splendid culture (13 UNESCO World Heritage Sites and 42 World Heritage cities !) Indian travellers w...

NEWSLETTER N° 495: february 4, 2011

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 .............                                                                                                                                                          NEWSLETTER N° 495: february 4, 2011 Follow this LINK if you cannot read the newsletter properly The Berlin edition of the IFFS Festival Summit 2011 Bruno Chatelin, your editor, will co chair the Berlin edition 2011.   ...

Woody Allen's Midnight in Paris is to open the 64th Festival de Cannes

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Woody Allen's Midnight in Paris is to open the 64th Festival de Cannes at the same time as it opens in theatres all over France on May 11th 2011. Photographer - Roger Arpajou © 2011 Mediapro, Versátil, & Gravier Productions Midnight in Paris, the new film by Woody Allen will open the Festival de Cannes on May 11th in the LumièreTheatre, in the presence of the Jury presided by Robert De Niro. The romcom, which was shot last year in the French capital, brings together ...

Bruno Chatelin runs for President of UniFrance

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Antoine de Clermont Tonnerre two year mandate as President of uniFrance run by Regine Hatchondo (General Manager) will be open for renewal next Friday, January 28th .   Antoine de Clermont Tonnerre declared only recently that he would apply for a second mandate from his board.   UniFrance is the organization dedicated to promoting French cinema worldwide.   It w...

Kodak's Support of Independent Filmmakers Widespread at Slamdance and Sundance Festivals

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  Highlights include Coffee with Oscar®-winner Vilmos Zsigmond; and a Panel on Shooting Low-Budget Features on Film Kodak will once again give its full support to the independent filmmaking community at the Slamdance and Sundance Film Festivals, which will run concurrently in Park City, Utah, beginning January 20. Kodak will present an extended Q&A with Oscar®-winning cinematographer Vilmos Zsigmond, ASC and producer Jack Robinette following the screening of the...

Bruno Chatelin runs for President of UniFrance

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UniFrance is the organization dedicated to promoting French cinema worldwide.It was founded in 1949 as an association under the French 1901 Act, and operates under the supervision of the CNC - Centre National de la Cinématographie.UniFrance currently has around 800 members, including feature film and short film producers, sales agents, directors, actors, authors (screenwriters), and talent agents. It is run by Regine Hatchondo (General Manager) whose previous mission was, among others, to promo...

PLUS CAMERIMAGE HONORS LIAM NEESON

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Liam Neeson will be this year's recipient of the Krzysztof Kieslowski Award at the 18th Plus Camerimage Film Festival in Poland. The Award, founded in memory of the late director, recognizes Liam Neeson's outstanding artistic achievement in film - a body of work that reflects and personifies Kieślowski's ideals on the universal truth about humanity and human emotions. Past honorees include Ralph Fiennes, Irene Jacob, Charlize Theron, Isabelle Huppert and Julia Ormond. Hosted by Grażyna T...

Discovering Latin America Film Festival will shine bright in London this month

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From the 18th to the 28th of November the Discovering Latin America Film Festival (DLAFF) will reach its 9th edition exhibiting a compilation of the best recent film productions from Latin America. Award-winning films such as Argentine feature The Secret in Their Eyes (2009) and Brazilian documentary Only When I Dance (2009) will be exhibited in participating venues throughout Central London such as Odeon Covent Garden, Odeon Panton Street and Tate Modern. The Discov...

Claire Bloom To Be Honored At Fort Lauderdale Film Festival

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  The 25th edition of the Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival (FLIFF) comes to a climax this weekend. Among the special events is a hommage to English stage and screen actress Claire Bloom, who will receive a Career Achievement Award on Saturday evening for her 60 years in show business. The Festival, centered at the Cinema Paradiso art theater, will screen the actress' film debut, a role for which she won a BAFTA Award as Best Newcomer. She was chosen to play the crippled...

AFF Interview: Olivier Lecot

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  On Sunday morning, the final day of the American Film Festival in Wroclaw, I had the chance to speak with Olivier Lecot, the French filmmaker who shuttles between Paris and New York to develop and shoot his projects. His film A NY THING, with financing from France, although shot in New York and with the feel of an American indie film, was screened at the Festival earlier this weekend to great acclaim. Lecot, an amiable Parisian with a full command of English, is a one-man transat...

American Film Festival Wrap

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  The AMERICAN FILM FESTIVAL (AFF), the first film event in Eastern Europe solely devoted to the works of contemporary and classic American cinema, announced the two winners of its Audience Awards, chosen by the public as their favorites among the films presented over the past five days in Wroclaw, Poland. The winner of the American Independent Narrative Audience Award is WINTER’S BONE, the celebrated debut by filmmaker Debra Granik that won the Grand Jury Prize and Best Screenpl...

American Film Festival Wrap

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The AMERICAN FILM FESTIVAL (AFF), the first film event in Eastern Europe solely devoted to the works of contemporary and classic American cinema, announced the two winners of its Audience Awards, chosen by the public as their favorites among the films presented over the past five days in Wroclaw, Poland. The winner of the American Independent Narrative Audience Award is WINTER’S BONE, the celebrated debut by filmmaker Debra Granik that won the Grand Jury Prize and Best Screenplay awards at the...

American Indie Auteurs In Poland

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  While the Polish public certainly is aware of the latest Hollywood films, and with current American television series also freely available here, it is a little surprising that some  of the American indie world's most celebrated auteurs are virtually unknown. That is one of the goals of the inaugural American Film Festival, the first film event in Eastern Europe solely devoted to contemporary and classic American cinema. And if the size of the audiences at the screenings is any indica...

Joel Schumacher at 2010 Plus Camerimage Festival!

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American director and screenwriter Joel Schumacher will attend Plus Camerimage as the festival's special guest and will chair the Jury of the Student Etudes Competition. He is also the recipient of this year's Special Plus Camerimage Award to the Director. Joel Schumacher Joel Schumacher is renowned for his versatility, style and ability to move seamlessly between film genres with equal popular success and critical acclaim. He began his film career as a costume d...

3 doc mentaries on film at Sheffield

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SHEFFIELD DOC/FEST 3-7 November 2010www.sheffdocfest.com Among the 130 film line-up at this year’s Sheffield Doc/Fest - which includes 15 World Premieres, 26 UK Premieres, 5 European Premieres and 1 International Premiere - are 3 feature docs which look at the art of cinema. Belair (UK Prem) (Brazil 2009 Dirs Noa Bressane and Bruno Safadi 80min)THURS 04 NOV / 14:15 Noa Bressane and Bruno Safadi’s Belair is about an extraordinary chapter in Brazil’s cinematic history. At a film festival in...

You will meet a Tall Dark Stranger ...and you will enjoy

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By Ron GilbertWhen I heard the song,” When you wish Upon a Star”, originally sung by Jiminy Cricket, who serves as the official conscience for Pinocchio in the classic Disney film, in the opening frames of this film ,Woody had me. That pulled in memories of my childhood and the hopes and dreams we wish for. Woody Allen is sort of a Jiminy Cricket as a director. He makes you laugh and cry and connects you in a very special way. You can find happiness in this crazy world if you believe in fai...

You will meet a Tall Dark Stranger the film fulfills that promise

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You will meet a Tall Dark Stranger the film fulfills that promise By Ron Gilbert When I heard the  song,” When you wish Upon a Star”, originally sung by Jiminy Cricket, who serves as the official conscience for Pinocchio in the classic Disney film, in the opening frames of this film ,Woody had me. That pulled in memories of my childhood and the hopes and dreams we wish for. Woody Allen is sort of a Jiminy Cricket as a director. He makes you laugh and cry and connects you ...

Julia Roberts - Donostia Award received in San Sebastian

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Julia Roberts received in San Sebastian Donostia Award. Accompanied by Javier Bardem co-star in EAT,PREY,LOVE. Julia Roberts has participated in some of the most successful films of the last 20 years, working with top directors and becoming one of the most admired actresses in world cinema.   Julia Roberts was born in Smyrna (Georgia) on 28 October 1967. Her unstoppable career in the movie world started in 1987 with J. Christian Ingvordsen’s Firehouse, and she already made p...

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