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San Sebastian 56 Will Have an 'Infusciating' New Look

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If you're tired of those same old raggedy Red Carpets every year the 56th edition of the San Sebastian Film Festival which opens on September 18 has anounced a major change in decor --the Red Carpet this year will be FUCHSIA... and not just one rug for the stars to cavort on on on their way to the galas, but two! A carpet 9O metres long (about one American football field) will lead up the main beachfront thoroughfare to the surrealistic Kursaal complex, otherwise known as 'The Cube', where the f...

MEIFF to pay tribute to actress Jane Fonda

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The Middle East International Film Festival 2008 announces its Special Presentation Films with ‘The Brothers Bloom’ to open MEIFF The organizers of the second Middle East International Film Festival, to be held from October 10-19, announced the special presentations line-up today at a press conference held at the Abu Dhabi Authority for Culture and Heritage (ADACH). Unveiling the special presentation screenings were Vice Chairman of MEIFF and Director General of ADACH, Mohamed Khalaf Al Mazr...

The San Sebastian red carpet will be fuchsia and crowded

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Antonio Banderas, Richard Eyre, Woody Allen, Javier Bardem and Rebecca Hall will be walking along it on the opening dayThe carpet that the stars at the forthcoming San Sebastián Festival will be walking along will be fuchsia, which is the predominant colour this year in the Festival’s image.The fuchsia carpet is 90 metres long in the route it follows along the Paseo de la Zurriola leading up to the door of the Kursaal, and 40 metres long outside the Victoria Eugenia.The team that has made th...

15 world premieres at next London Film Festival

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The Times BFI 52nd London Film Festival runs from 15 October – 30 October. The programme, announced today by Artistic Director Sandra Hebron, includes a record number of world and international premieres with a total of 189 features and 108 shorts screening alongside a stellar line-up of special events and expected guests.Opening Night film, Ron Howard’s FROST/NIXON, is one of the Festival’s 15 world premieres and the Closing Night Gala is the European premiere of Danny Boyle’s SLUMDOG M...

America's Summer European Hits

 by Sandy Mandelberger, Coming Attractions Editor While it is never simple to release a foreign language film in a market dominated by Hollywood, a few European films have managed to become critical and public hits as America moves into its final days of summer before next weekend’s Labor Day. While such films as The Dark Night, Iron Man and the latest installment of the Indiana Jones series have dominated both domestic and international box office, a certain late summer has emerged among s...

Penélope Cruz will be presented with a Gotham Award Tribute

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Penélope Cruz will be presented with a Gotham Award Tribute at the 18th Annual Gotham Awards™ on Tuesday, December 2nd in New York. Presented by IFP, the nation's oldest and largest organization of independent filmmakers, The Gotham Awards™ is one of the leading awards for independent film and the first major honors of the film awards season. The awards provide critical early recognition to worthy independent films, such as past winners JUNO (2007), HALF NELSON (2006), JUNEBUG (2005), all o...

A look at Spanish cinema at the San Sebastian Festival

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The participation of Spanish cinema at the Festival (Sept 18-27) will include three films in the Official Selection and another three in Zabaltegi-New Directors Camino, El patio de mi cárcel (My Prison Yard) and Tiro en la cabeza will compete in the Official Selection, and Amateurs, Chicos normales (Ordinary Boys) and El truco del manco in Zabaltegi-New DirectorsFlores de luna (Night Flowers) will be presented in Zabaltegi-Specials and La casa de mi padre will be premiered at the Basque Cinema ...

Athens Film Fest will feature two competition sections

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14th ATHENS INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVALOpening Nights Conn-XSeptember 17 – 28, 2008The long, scorching summer stretches punishingly ahead. But waiting for the first cool breezes of September is sweeter when you can look forward to the good things to come. And, rest assured, they are coming - the 14th Athens International Film Festival – Opening Nights Conn-X is just around the corner! You know the dates and you know the venues: so meet us again from September 17 - 28 for the ultimate cinemat...

Key Speakers from Future of Cinema Salon Series in Cannes

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List of panelist/Cannes MingleTalk Distribution and Blockbuster panel: May 20 and May 21stOur esteemed panelists included (for the MingleTalk Distribution) Colleen Nystedt: founder of movieset http://www.movieset.com/ MovieSetTM founder, Colleen Nystedt, has an extensive background in film production, finance, business affairs and creative development. Nystedt has produced or supervised production on numerous feature films and TV movies for Universal Pictures, Paramount, MGM, CBS, NBC, ABC, USA...

Filmstock History

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› 2000 The first Filmstock was an epic 15 day event. The first year welcomed animation legend Ray Harryhausen to the festival and we screen an unseen Abbott & Costello episode, alongside some fantastic short films. One of these, a documentary called ‘Bezdan’ was one of the first films exported from Bosnia since the Balkans conflict, and nearly didn’t make it. As a way of attracting local audiences, the initial re...

Ivan Passer will head Karlovy Vary Jury

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Writer and director Ivan Passer, one of the most respected representatives of the Czech new wave of the 1960s, will head up the International Grand Jury at the 43rd Karlovy Vary IFF. He cowrote and assistant directed Miloš Forman’s Loves of a Blonde and The Firemen’s Ball. Passer then debuted as a director with the short film A Boring Afternoon, following it up in 1965 with Intimate Lighting, one of the key Czech films of the era. After the Warsaw Pact invasion of 1968, Passer emigrated to ...

Focus on the Film Market

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While strolling about in the Film Market, I stopped at the « Cinema from Spain » stand in order to discover and to try to understand all subtleties of it.What is the principle of the Market of film?It is an international meeting about cinema. It gathers a broad panel of the cinema professions. Here are producers, distributors, international sales agents, actors, script writers… We are here to collaborate with other countries and to manage to satisfy the audience. On this Spanish stand, we a...

Waiting, waiting, waiting (part II)

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At the steps of the Festival’s Palace a handle the irreducible persons is bound each day to be among the first at the time of the procession of the stars. I met one of them to discuss in order to better understand what pushes her to wait, wait, and wait.Why are you staying here?We do it to see the stars as close as possible.At what time did you arrive?We’re arriving everyday at 7 AM. Today, it’s a little bit special; we just arrived at 9 AM. We are staying here from the morning to the even...

Panelists from Future of Cinema Salon Series in Cannes

  List of panelist/MingleTalk Distribution and Blockbuster panel: May 20, 3pm and May 21st 10-12 amEsteemed panelists includeColleen Nystedt: founder of movieset  http://www.movieset.com/MovieSetTM founder, Colleen Nystedt, has an extensive background in film production, finance, business affairs and creative development. Nystedt has produced or supervised production on numerous feature films and TV movies for Universal Pictures, Paramount, MGM, CBS, NBC, ABC, USA, Showtime and Lifetime Networ...

Vicky Cristina Barcelona

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Penelope Cruz fans were angered at the premiere of her new movie Vicky Christina Bobby. After some waited almost in hour in the rain, they were not even allowed to watch the Woody Allen directed feature with the cast in attendance. Upon entering the Grand Théâtre Lumière, attendees were directed up the stairs and right out the theatre! They were then taken to an adjacent theatre to see the movie. The funny thing is that not only were “regular” people ushered out, but also famous people li...

Programme Festival samedi 17 mai, catégorie : En compétition et Hors compétition

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  En compétition8.30 - 22.00 LINHA DE PASSE (1h48)de Walter Salles, Daniela ThomasPrésentationRéalisé par : Walter SALLES Daniela THOMAS Pays : BRESIL Année : 2008 Durée : 108 minutes Equipe techniqueWalter SALLES - Réalisation Leandro LIMA - Son Livía SERPA - Montage Daniela THOMAS - Réalisation Gustavo SANTAOLALLA - Musique Gustavo GIANI - Montage Daniela THOMAS - Scénario et dialogues George MOURA - Scénario et dialogues Mauro PINHEIRO JR, ABC - Images Bráulio MANTOVANI - Scénar...

Cannes lève le voile sur sa programmation

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Le 61e FESTIVAL DE CANNES se tiendra...à Cannes du 14 au 25 mai Le jury des longs métrages est présidé par Sean PENN, (Acteur, réalisateur, scénariste américain)Il sera entouré deSergio CASTELLITTO (Acteur, réalisateur, scénariste italien)Natalie PORTMAN (Actrice israélo-américaine)Alfonso CUARON (Réalisateur mexicain)Apichatpong WEERASETHAKUL (Réalisateur thaïlandais)Alexandra Maria LARA (Actrice allemande)Rachid BOUCHAREB (Réalisateur français)le Jury d...

Cannes unveils it's line up and invites Hollywood glitz to red carpet

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54 feature films were selected among 1792 from 96 countries (up 11% over last year, and up 23% over 2 years).The festival will once again offer a mix of veteran filmmakers returning to Cannes, along with a few VIP star studded red carpet events and the fresh blood and energy of newcomers.Soderbergh, Eastwood, Wenders, Dardenne and many more previous award winners are competing for Golden Palm again.Highly anticipated Indiana Jones, Woody Allen and Kung Fu Panda will bear the Hollywood Flag...

Cannes unveils its line up for the 61st edition

54 feature films were selected among 1792 from 96 countries (up 11% over last year, and up 23% over 2 years).The festival will once again offer a mix of veteran filmmakers returning to Cannes, along with a few VIP star studded red carpet events and the fresh blood and energy of newcomers.Soderbergh, Eastwood, Wenders, Dardenne and many more previous award winners are competing for Golden Palm again.Highly anticipated Indiana Jones, Woody Allen and Kung Fu Panda will bear the Hollywood Flag high ...

La programmation du 61e FESTIVAL DE CANNES du 14 au 25 mai

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Le 61e FESTIVAL DE CANNES se tiendra...à Cannes du 14 au 25 mai.On retrouve dans la compétition les grands habitués palmés du festival tels Eastwood, les frères Dardenne, Kusturiza,Wim Wenders, Steven Soderbergh et une programmation assez brillante. Desplechin, Atom Egoyan, walter Salles et bien d'autres reviennet à Cannes pour notre plus grand plaisir. Les projections hors compétitions des "grosses machines" nord américaines tiendront la croisette en ha...

La programmation du 61e FESTIVAL DE CANNES du 14 au 25 mai

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    LES JURYS DU 61e FESTIVAL Jury des longs métrages Sean PENN, Président (Acteur, réalisateur, scénariste américain) Sergio CASTELLITTO (Acteur, réalisateur, scénariste italien) Natalie PORTMAN (Actrice israélo-américaine) Alfonso CUARON (Réalisateur mexicain) Apichatpong WEERASETHAKUL (Réalisateur thaïlandais) Alexandra Maria LARA (Actrice allemande) Rachid BOUCHAREB (Réalisateur français)   Jury de la Cinéfondation et des courts métrages HOU Hsiao...

Cannes unveils 61st edition line up may 13-25

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The festival will once again offer a mix of veteran filmmakers returning to Cannes, along with a few VIP star studded red carpet events and the fresh blood and energy of newcomers.Soderbergh, Kusturica, Wenders, Dardenne and many more previous award winners are competing for Golden Palm again.Highly anticipated Indiana Jones, Woody Allen and Kung Fu Panda willbear Hollywood Flag high on the steps.54 feature films were selected among 1792 from 96 countries (up 11% over last year, 23 over 2 years)...

FF Maastricht

  From April 2nd until the 6th, Lumière Maastricht will be the venue for the Film Festival Maastricht 08. This year's edition of the festival once again caters for the film lover's taste with previews, special imported feature-films and shorts. In addition this year's films can be categorized in special programmes. Emphasis is put on new feature-films made by women in ‘Female Directors', the latest output of reno

Film Festival Maastricht 08 kicks off

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From April 2nd until the 6th, Lumière Maastricht will be the venue for the Film Festival Maastricht 08. This year’s edition of the festival once again caters for the film lover’s taste with previews, special imported feature-films and shorts. In addition this year’s films can be categorized in special programmes. Emphasis is put on new feature-films made by women in ‘Female Directors’, the latest output of renowned filmmakers are placed in the limelight in the ‘Masters of Cinema’-...

Oscar Winner Helen Hunt Honored At Miami FF

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When you’re an A-list actress who has already won an Oscar, several Golden Globes and multiple Emmys, what do you do as an encore? Direct your own feature film, natch. Well that is what Helen Hunt has done and the prolific screen, television and stage actress will present her feature debut THEN SHE FOUND ME tonight at the Gusman Center for the Performing Arts.Acting is part of Ms. Hunt’s DNA. She was born in 1963 in Culver City, California, the daughter of Jane Elizabeth Novis, a photographe...

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