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New Polish 3D Blockbuster Screens in LA

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  The Battle Of Warsaw 1920 Dir: Jerzy Hoffman. Poland. 2011. 115mins Polish director Jerzy Hoffman (born 1932) has only made 14 films in a 45 year career, but half of them have become landmarks of Polish cinema and he is regarded as one of the outstanding Polish film directors, a sort of Polish Cecile B. DeMille in terms of the grandness of his projects. His latest opus is called "Bitwa Warszawska, 1920" (The battle of Warsaw,...

New Polish 3D Blockbuster Screens in LA

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For New Polish 3D Blockbuster Screens in LAby Alex Deleon Polish director Jerzy Hoffman (born 1932) has only made 14 films in a 45 year career, but half of them have become landmarks of Polish cinema and he is regarded as one of the outstanding Polish film directors,a sort of Polish Cecile B. DeMille in terms of the grandness of his projects.His latest opus is called "Bitwa Warszawska, 1920" (The battle of Warsaw, 1920) and is another massive epic to rank with his earlier "Fire and Sword" (1999)...

The River to River. Florence Indian Film Festival opens 11th edition

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  The River to River. Florence Indian Film Festival hosts a focus on Nobel Prize-winning poet Rabindranath Tagore, with screenings and talks, plus films in competition and special sections.   The River to River. Florence Indian Film Festival, directed by Selvaggia Velo, had its first edition in Florence in 2001 as the world's first festival entirely devoted to films from and about India: a mirror on the culture of an ever-growing, ever-changing subcontinent. ...

UFO 0110 INTERNATIONAL DIGITAL FILM FESTIVAL 2012

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  Introduction The 0110 International Digital Film Festival is back - bigger, better, bolder and brilliant as ever. The 0110 IDFF was the brain child of ''Madhureeta Anand'', the Festival Director, with the objective of designing room for new films and setting up new vistas in the sphere of digital cinema. In three booming years, the festival grew to become international, comprising of eminent jury and audiences alike. While the first edition was an Indo-Brit collab...

11th annual Producers Lab filmmakers selected

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Film Independent, the non-profit arts organization that produces the Film Independent Spirit Awards and Los Angeles Film Festival has announced the filmmakers and projects selected for its 11th annual Producers Lab. Sponsored by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, the seven-week program takes place in Los Angeles and is designed to help producers improve their craft, and move their current projects into production in a nurturing, yet challenging creative environment. Film Independent has also awarde...

Diablo Cody and Pam Dixon, CSA President Honored at Lady Filmmakers Film Festival

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Lady Filmmakers Honors Diablo Cody and Pam Dixon, CSA President this past weekend at the 3rd Annual Lady Filmmakers Film Festival! Diablo Cody, Trailblazer! The Trailblazer Award goes to a female filmmaker who has an exemplary career in a leadership role as Writer, Director, Producer, Cinematographer, Editor or Production Designer. Their achievements serve as an inspiration to not only Lady Filmmakers but to all members of the entertainment community. The Trailblazer is a Sta...

Bela Tarr receives Lifetime Achievement Award at RIFF, 2011

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 BELA TARR receives Lifetime Achievement Award at RIFF, 2011  The legendary, exemplary, unconventional and inspiring filmmaker Bela Tarr traveled from his native Hungary to Reykjavik, Iceland last week during the 8th annual Reykjavik International Film Festival (RIFF) to receive the honorary award for Lifetime Achievement for greatness in filmmaking. The president of Iceland, Ólafur Ragnar Grímsson, awarded a statue of the nation's symbolic puffin to an emotionally touched Bela. The ce...

Bela Tarr receives Lifetime Achievement Award at RIFF, 2011

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  BELA TARR receives Lifetime Achievement Award at RIFF, 2011    The legendary, exemplary, unconventional and inspiring filmmaker Bela Tarr traveled from his native Hungary to Reykjavik, Iceland last week during the 8th annual Reykjavik International Film Festival (RIFF) to receive the honorary award for Lifetime Achievement for greatness in filmmaking. The president of Iceland, Ólafur Ragnar Grímsson, awarded a statue of the nation's symbolic puffin to an emotionally ...

George Harrison: Living in the Material World

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"George Harrison: Living in the Material World", directed by Martin Scorsese, airs on HBO tonight, Wed, Oct 5th and Thurs Oct 6 "George Harrison: Living in the Material World", directed by Martin Scorsese, airs on HBO tonight, Wednesday, October 5th and Thursday, Oct 6th at 9pm. Last night at the New York premiere, Martin Scorsese explained that , "the film took over 6 years to make and fifty people worked on it", while Oliva Harrison shared, "I never imagined this film would get finished. It co...

"George Harrison: Living in the Material World", directed by Martin Scorsese, airs on HBO tonight, Wed, Oct 5th and Thurs Oct 6

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"George Harrison: Living in the Material World", directed by Martin Scorsese, airs on HBO tonight, Wednesday, October 5th and Thursday, Oct 6th at 9pm. Last night at the New York premiere, Martin Scorsese explained that , "the film took over 6 years to make and fifty people worked on it", while Oliva Harrison shared, "I never imagined this film would get finished. It could not be rushed. It had to just sit. In the last five years we have what George would call...

The Mill and the Cross" an extraordinary artistic achievement

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  By Ron Gilbert   Director, Lech Majewski does a brilliant orchestration in this film which is like watching an artist visually show how his painting is created and all of his inspirations. Opening this complex painting via a combination of actors and horses with blue screen effects and 2D backdrops with historical, religious, contemporary and symbolic figures, with biblical travails depicted alongside sufferings of Flemish citizens persecuted by representati...

Demy time in San Sebastian

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Retrospective on Jacques Demy at the 59th San Sebastian Film Festival The season will be presented by hi widow Agnès Varda, Mathieu Demy and Rosalie Varda   The 59th San Sebastián Film Festival will be devoting a comprehensive retrospective to the work of the French filmmaker Jacques Demy (Pontchâteau, 1931- París, 1990), a key figure in French cinema who breathed fresh life into the musical genre. Although initially linked with the young directors who formed part of the nouvelle v...

The British Urban Film Festival 2011 (August Preview)

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Mr Geoff Small, Mr Stephen Lloyd Jackson, Mr Yves Brodsky, Ms Sonja Phillips, Ms Jane Sanchez-Gull, Mr Aml Ameen, Mr Cassius Matthias, Mr Lyndon Ives, Mr Harold Chapman, Ms Ida Akesson, Ms Beth Parkes, Mr Richard Bond, Mr Ben Miller, and Mr Paris Leonti. Having saluted our 16 shortlisted filmmakers BUFF would like to thank all of those other talented filmmakers who’ve submitted their entries for festival consideration – it has been a privilege to watch them all. We would also like t...

NYCIFF 2011: Interview with The Last Gamble Filmmaker Joe E. Goodavage

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By Maria Esteves – August 10, 2011 Turning life experiences about addiction into films to encourage others, Joe E. Goodavage (JEG) is an award-winning filmmaker defined by his passion to give people the opportunity to be their very best on the set. In 1996, Goodavage began his career in the film industry. In 2008, Goodavage became co-owner of Last Gamble Productions, LLC, in New York. He produced and directed over 75 commercials; his television shows The Sports Edge and Performing Arts ...

NYCIFF 2011: The Last Gamble Associate Producer April DiGiorgio Chats with Aviva Press

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By Maria Esteves – August 6, 2011 The Second Annual 2011 New York City International Film Festival (NYCIFF) Opening Night Premiere of The Last Gamble, directed by Joe E. Goodavage commence Thursday, August 18, 6:00pm at the Hudson Theatre. Presented by Roberto Rizzo, 2011 NYCIFF Opening Night Red Carpet Gala is surely Broadway’s star-studded black tie event not to miss. I had the honor and privilege chatting with associate producer April DiGiorgio (AD) on Friday, August 5, 2011. ...

Make Me Man

Director: Dmitriy Rozin.
Make Me a Man is about a Russian immigrant family where the husband (and a father) is trying to prove his manhood, his ability to control the hardship the family is facing. Upon arrival to Brooklyn, USA, the father and the son are forced to look for work. Trying to “make a man” out of his son, the father takes him along to the gathering at the daily laborer location. Shortly, a Hassidic Jew, who needs his pool washed, drives in. The father suspects that the employer tries to molest his son at the poolside, but when they get home, it turns out otherwise.

A REASONABLE COMPROMISE

Director: Sanjib Dey.
Helpless retired surgeon, Dr. Joshi, approaches Dr. Sukhant, a renowned psychologist & author, to get rid of a ghost. The ghost when alive was a victim of breast cancer. Despite her reluctance, the surgeon had to perform mastectomy on her to lend her with few more years of life. Now her ghost perpetually appears at the surgeon's lab, to make him feel her incompleteness. Vulnerable Dr. Joshi 's only hope, psychologist Dr. Sukhant too fails to unravel the mystery. What happens next is a .....

CAMERADO Seeks Virtual Assistant

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CAMERADO, a US-founded producer of compelling entertainment and edutainment media with projects ongoing in the US and Asia, is seeking virtual volunteer researchers and a virtual volunteer project manager for a variety of ongoing media projects in SE Asia. Projects include 'Freedom Deal', a Vietnam war era social issue dramatic feature with horror & genre elements; several documentary projects in development; CamboFest, Cambodia's first international film festival since the end o...

Dimanches

Director: Valery Rosier.
Sundays or how Mankind faces the passage of time. That free time we are trying to fill at all costs. That same time we look at passing by,

The BUFF Blog (May 2011)

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From a spunky heroine to ‘the’ flashback, from ‘Babymother’ to ‘Sus’, Anjela Lauren Smith has graced British cinema for the best part of 2 decades and continues to adorn the big screen and the small screen. Behind the scenes, her versatility and passion for the industry shows no sign of abating either. The latest string to her bow was her recent appointment to the board of members at Buff Enterprises. We’re delighted that Anjela has accepted this position at a time where British ...

On Independent European Cinema: An Exclusive Interview with ECU’s Scott Hillier

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  Project CineMaas presents an exclusive interview with Paris-based Scott Hillier, an Academy Award winning Australian filmmaker who founded ECU The European Independent Film Festival. Read on as he clarifies a wide array of issues, from the film festival’s evolution and his definition of independent European cinema to the judging process and his visions for the future.   The sixth ECU The European Independent Film Festival took place this year in Paris, Fra...

The BUFF Blog (April 2011)

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For many people, British urban cinema came into its’ own with the premiere of ‘Adulthood’ on June the 20th 2009. 2 years on, the genre has now spawned its’ first spoof with the cheekily titled Anuvahood. It was at the Adulthood premiere when BUFF first caught up with messyrs Aml Ameen & Kamara Bacchus. It wasn’t your standard red carpet interview. Such is the beauty of the English language that a word can mean so many things to so many people – let’s just say the word BUFF wa...

Day 2 in Off Plus Camera: things you do when you are cold....

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I felt cold but did not want to be sick. So???  Let me tell you about my strategy on killing germs of a cold. I slept a bit longer? J and decided to cancel the visit to the studio, state of the art post production complex 20 km off Krakow that immerses you in Alien’ Geigers setting. I also skipped the visit of the old town and worked (in my room) my emails and dealt with other business issues…At 1.00 I went to the panel held by Christian Gaines from IMDB on self distribution...

Krakow plays great host with OFF PLUS CAMERA

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I thouroughly enjoy my visit to the OFF PLUS CAMERA International Festival of Independent Cinema (april 8-17) It is one of the most important and, at the same time, youngest film festivals in Poland. It takes place annually in Krakow as a part of the Krakow Municipality’s cultural project called The Six Senses.Two things strike me mostly: first you cannot escape knowing a festival is happening in this (georgeous) city, posters, flags, exhibits...everywhere amrking the event. That is so rare he...

IFF APRIL 08, 2011

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photo still from film, THE TURIN HORSE (2011) • IRANIAN REVOLUTION AFTER 30 YEARS Iranian-born director Rafi Pitts’s latest film Hunter questions the Iranian Revolution 30 years after its beginning through Ali, who finds familial bliss after being released from jail but whose happiness is quickly destroyed. Pitts will attend the screening at 11.00 in Atlas and answer questions. • ART COMES OUT OF WASTE LAND Waste Land, which won the Amnesty Award and the Panorama–Audience A...
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