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Russian Film Festival,in Bangkok

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Russian Film Festival, in Bangkok It seems to be an epidemic of Film Festivals , in Bangkok, this year ! The first-ever Indian Festival’s gone, and now, it’s the first-ever Russian Film festival. Soon, there will be the World Film Festival of Bangkok (16 Nov - 25 Nov). The Russians are celebrating their 150th Anniversary of relations with Thailand ,and what better way to celebrate, than through Cinema? The ‘ Russian W...

Christina Hendricks launches Specsavers Spectacle Wearer of the Year competition at The Star

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  Christina Hendricks launches Specsavers Spectacle Wearer of the Year competition at The Star   American actress and star of the award-winning television series 'Mad Men', Christina Hendricks was in Sydney tonight and attended a closed event to launch the Specsavers Spectacle Wearer of the Year competition.   As a style icon and proud spec-wearer, Ms Hendricks will be a judge and ambassador for the Specsavers competition, following international supermodel and phot...

Kate Bosworth: Exclusive appearance at MYER Sydney City

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  Kate Bosworth: Exclusive appearance at MYER Sydney City       Myer and SKII are excited to welcome the face of SKII, American beauty Kate Bosworth, to Myer Sydney City for an in-store appearance this week.   Kate's exclusive appearance at Myer Sydney City will be held on  Friday 12th October at 1:00 pm on level 1.    Kate Bosworth will be interviewed on stage by style and pop culture commentator, Melissa Hoyer, on her supp...

A new look for an Iconic Australian Brand: Sportscraft

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  A new look for an Iconic Australian Brand: Sportscraft   A new look for an Iconic Australian Brand...   Leading Australian lifestyle brand Sportscraft continues to strengthen its retail presence with the opening of a flagship store on 12 October 2012 within the Westfield Bondi Junction centre. This store will be the first in Australia to have the cutting edge new shop fit out representing the brands fresh new direction.    In her role as Sportscraft ...

A new look for an Iconic Australian Brand: Sportscraft

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  A new look for an Iconic Australian Brand: Sportscraft   A new look for an Iconic Australian Brand...   Leading Australian lifestyle brand Sportscraft continues to strengthen its retail presence with the opening of a flagship store on 12 October 2012 within the Westfield Bondi Junction centre. This store will be the first in Australia to have the cutting edge new shop fit out representing the brands fresh new direction.    In her role as Sportscraft ...

Centenary Indian Film Festival,in Bangkok

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  INDIAN  CENTENARY  FILM FESTIVAL IN BANGKOK   ( 19-21 OCTOBER) Bangkok’s  first-ever Indian Film festival  opened  yesterday, at the SF Cinema, Central  World,to celebrate the Centenary of Indian Cinema. Similar Indian film festivals are going to held in other parts of the world,to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the world’s biggest movie  industry. The Indian Centenary Film Festival in Bangkok,will all be 'free' screenings. ...

Centenary Indian Film Festival,in Bangkok

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  INDIAN  CENTENARY  FILM FESTIVAL IN BANGKOK   ( 19-21 OCTOBER) Bangkok’s  first-ever Indian Film festival  opened  yesterday, at the SF Cinema, Central  World,to celebrate the Centenary of Indian Cinema. Similar Indian film festivals are going to held in other parts of the world,to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the world’s biggest movie  industry. The Indian Centenary Film Festival in Bangkok,will all be 'free' screenings. ...

Amitabh Bachchan will be guest of honour at the 12th River to River Florence Indian Film Festival

Bollywood superstar Amitabh Bachchan, the iconic face of Indian cinema, will be the guest of honour at the 12th River to River Florence Indian Film Festival.   The 12th River to River Florence Indian Film Festival, the only festival in Italy entirely devoted to Indian cinema and directed by Selvaggia Velo, will take place at Cinema Odeon, in Florence, from 7th to 13th December, under the Patronage of the Embassy of India and the Italy-India association.   This is an extreme...

Creative Industry Stars Celebrate the 5th Anniversary of the Festival: ‘A Shaded View on Fashion Film’ Hosted by the CENTRE PO

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Diane Pernet will welcome a host of iconic and inspirational figures from the creative industries as well as several exciting stars-in-the-making to the fifth anniversary edition of her festival, ‘A SHADED VIEW ON FASHION FILM’ (ASVOFF).  Actors, designers, filmmakers, artists, critics, entertainers, fashion photographers and celebrities will gather to celebrate ASVOFF's pioneering spirit, leadership and stamina as the world’s first and foremost film festival dedicated to ...

14 nominations for European Film Awards for best shorts

                LIST OF NOMINATED SHORTS FILMS COMPLETE: 14 NOMINATIONS  With this year’s final nomination having been announced at the International Short Film Festival in Drama (Greece), the list of nominated short films is now complete. The short film initiative is organised by the European Film Academy in co-operation with a series of film festivals throughout Europe. At each of these festivals, an independent jury presents one o...

Cardiff’s lesbian and gay film festival prepares for its 6th edition

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Box office opens as Cardiff’s lesbian and gay film festival prepares for its 6th edition offering a staggering £25,000 short film prize. • Montage of competing films revealed • Opening Film: UK premiere of Eytan Fox’s Yossi • Closing Film: UK premiere of Codependent Lesbian Space Alien Seeks Same • Amy Lamé to host the new-look Awards show • Daniel Boys to attend premier of Little Man - his first gay role and debut film There’ll be much excitem...

Trudie Styler will preside Ischia Global Film Festival 2012

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Article published in the NY Times  "I'm not an unkind person," says Trudie Styler, "but by the same token, I'm not a people-pleaser." DURING a visit to India to celebrate her 50th birthday, Trudie Styler consulted a seer. Recently, she recalled the episode, highlighted by a reading of her Vedic chart, with mock incredulity. "Oh, madam, by golly, this chart is very unique,' " she was told. " 'By 2012, you could be asking for the Taj Ma...

The Durban International Film Festival returns

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The Durban International Film Festival returns for its 33rd year to celebrate the magic of cinema in all its beauty and diversity. From the 19th to the 29th July, Durban will be illuminated by the glow of the silver screen, with over 290 screenings in 10 venues across the city. Alongside world-class cinema from across the globe, comprising 80 feature films, 40 documentaries and 45 short films, the festival offers a comprehensive workshop and seminar programme that facilitates the sharing...

My next festival trip: Novi Sad, Serbia i will give a mastercass on festivals and take part to EFA Board Meeting

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Novi Sad is a city with an urban story, remarkable cultural tradition and a place where many cultural projects and manifestations came into being. A dynamic and young city, it grows ambitiously towards high European standards while creating new cultural symbols. The liveliness of the city greatly depends on numerous festival manifestations that take place over the year and attract tourists from the region and the world. Through its volume, ambitions and popularity, certainly the m...

Edinburgh International Film Festival (EIFF) line up revealed

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At a press conference at Filmhouse in Edinburgh this morning, Artistic Director Chris Fujiwara announced details of his inaugural programme for the 66th edition of the Edinburgh International Film Festival (EIFF). This year the Festival, which runs from 20 June to 1 July, will host nineteen World premieres and thirteen International premieres. The Festival will showcase one hundred and twenty-one new features from fifty-two countries, including eleven European premieres and seventy-six UK...

All award winners of the 28th Hamburg International ShortFilmFestival 2012

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The decisions by the jurys and the audiences were awaited and anticipated anxiously. The award winners of the 28. Hamburg International ShortFilmFestival were presented with their prizes this evening. The award ceremony’s host was our regular presenter Ruth Rockenschaub, who traditionally combined casualness and festivity. The Egyptian director Ahmed Ghoneimy was awarded the Jury Prize of the International Competition (Hamburg Short Film Prize) for his film BAHARI. The jury stated, tha...

Edinburgh International Film Festival (EIFF) today announced the full industry programme line-up

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Edinburgh International Film Festival (EIFF) today announced the full industry programme line-up to take place over 9 days during the Festival. Key industry players will take part in discussions focusing on all areas of the filmmaking process, predominantly hosted at EIFF's new delegate centre venue at the Traverse Theatre. An additional In-Person onstage career interview was also announced with Academy Award® winning cinematographer Chris Menges. The strong presence of first feature fi...

Benefit Dinner at the beautiful Villa Nocturne hosted by IEFTA President Marco Orsini

Three talented young Ethiopian Filmmakers just finished a once-in a-lifetime experience when they spent a week in Monte Carlo and at the Cannes Film Festival, attending film screenings and premieres, participating in meetings, workshops, and seminars, and being feted at dinners and parties, and presenting their own work. Filmmakers Henok Mebratu, Olisarali Olibui and Yidnekachew Shumete, are participants of an educ

Young Ethiopian Filmmakers just finished a once-in a-lifetime experience with a trip to Cannes

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                Three talented young Ethiopian Filmmakers just finished a once-in a-lifetime experience when they spent a week in Monte Carlo and at the Cannes Film Festival, attending film screenings and premieres, participating in meetings, workshops, and seminars, and being feted at dinners and parties, and presenting their own work. Filmmakers Henok Mebratu, Olisarali Olibui and Yidnekachew...

BUFF BLOG (MAY 2012)

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The much maligned profile of Black British actresses has been well documented on this blog over the past 18 months and most recently in the London Evening Standard with the forthcoming feel-good flick ‘Fast Girls’ and the supposed significance of Leonora Crichlow playing the lead role in a British film. On such matters is primarily where Twitter comes into its own as a live news editor run by the public. It doesn’t take long before feedback is immediate and corrected (many thanks to @ECF...

International coalition of three film Academies: EFA APSA and AACTA|AFI

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  The Asia Pacific Screen Awards (APSA) has announced the formation of an international coalition of three film Academies: the Asia Pacific Screen Academy (APSA), the European Film Academy (EFA), and the Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts (AACTA|AFI). Members from this foundation of academies will have the opportunity to share valuable experience, knowledge and collaborate on international projects. Academy members from the EFA and AACTA have been named as pa...

International Emerging Film Talent Association and the Ethiopian Film Initiative in Cannes at Villa Nocturne

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The International Emerging Film Talent Association (IEFTA) and the Ethiopian Film Initiative (EFI) announced today the three filmmakers selected for a week-long visit to Monaco and Cannes for workshops, programs and events happening during the 2012 Cannes film festival this May.  The Ethiopian Ambassador & distinguished guests of  the 2012 Cannes Festival have been welco;e at a charity gala event held at gorgeous Villa Nocturne in Monaco in honour of Ethiopian filmmakers. ...

Paul Haggis, Oscar Winner writer and director to co host Ischia Global presentation Saturday (May 19th) at 11:15am

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Multi Oscar®-winning American screenwriter and film director Paul Haggis (Crash, 2004) will co-host the official presentation of the 2012 Ischia Global Film & Music Fest in Cannes Saturday (May 19th) at 11:15am at the International Village's Italian Pavilion. Joining him will be Italian iconic movie producer Marina Cicogna, Rumanian supermodel and actress Madalina Ghenea, producers Avi Lerner (Nu Image), Nicolas Chartier (Voltage Pictures), and Fulvio Lucisano (IIF) along with Fes...

Gala dinner in Monaco to benefit the International Emerging Film Talent Association and the Ethiopian Film Initiative

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The International Emerging Film Talent Association (IEFTA) and the Ethiopian Film Initiative (EFI) announced today the three filmmakers selected for a week-long visit to Monaco and Cannes for workshops, programs and events happening during the 2012 Cannes film festival this May.  They are: Henok Mebratu, Olisarali Olibui Tongolu and Yidnekachew Shumete Desalegn.   The trip will provide an opportunity for the filmmakers to meet a range of influential distributors, sales ...

Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Australia: Day 2; News, gossip, celebs

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Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Australia today officially enjoyed day 2 in Sydney, Australia. Yesterday it was Marvel Comics - Marvel Entertainment themed garments from Romance Was Born' that attracted a lot of talk, traffic, eyeballs, media attention and chequebooks we understand, but today the buzz was more evenly spread around. First some goss and background... Fashion luminaries, buyers, celebs and bloggers all descended upon the Overseas Passenger Termin...
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