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The world’s best big-mountain riders to compete in the new unified world tour

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  SWATCH FREERIDE WORLD TOUR BY THE NORTH FACE:       Lausanne, Switzerland / Salt Lake City, USA – October 11, 2012 — A host of new faces join the leading skiers and snowboarders from past season, as the SWATCH FREERIDE WORLD TOUR BY THE NORTH FACE goes into its first season as a globally unified series. The new tour will combine top riders and most c...

The new Film Festival Week – LA

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  Perhaps one of the most ambitious independent films events in the U.S., the newly created Film Festival Week – LA will be held April 11-19 in Hollywood, CA. The event comprises four unique film events and will screen a wide array of films, webisodes and TV programs from all over the globe, exclusively at Raleigh Studios, 5300 Melrose Ave, Hollywood (Chaplin Building). An Opening night kick-off party to welcome participating filmmakers will take place on Wednesday, April 11 at hotspo...

Perhaps one of the most ambitious independent films events in the U.S

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Perhaps one of the most ambitious independent films events in the U.S., the newly created Film Festival Week – LA will be held April 11-19 in Hollywood, CA. The event comprises four unique film events and will screen a wide array of films, webisodes and TV programs from all over the globe, exclusively at Raleigh Studios, 5300 Melrose Ave, Hollywood (Chaplin Building). An Opening night kick-off party to welcome participating filmmakers will take place on Wednesday, April 11 at hotspot Confident...

Fantasporto 2012 honors Bram Stoker the creator of the gothic novel "Dracula" who died 100 years ago

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  100 YEARS SINCE THE DEATH OF BRAM STOKER   Bram Stoker died 100 years ago and Fantasporto 2012 honors the creator of the gothic novel "Dracula". There were very few stories left behind by a writer that was adapted to cinema so often. Bu one of his texts became world famous. A novel and from this novel emerged one of the most distinguishable characters of all: Count Dracula. Despite not being the first vampire story ever written, it was surely the one that gave...

The filmmaker is an athlete. Conversations with Vittorio de Seta.

Director: Barbara Vey and Vincent Sorrel.
This portrait of a film director unlike any other attempts to capture the essence of Vittorio de Seta’s rapport with the humble people he filmed and elegantly brought to Cinema Scope’s big screen in color from the 1950s onwards. From his home in Calabria, the film director looks back over his epic films. Starting with the sound on his earliest short documentaries, this craftsman of the screen and pioneer of sound tells us how he went on small fishing boats catching swordfish, to the depths of sulfur mines and to the top of Mount Stromboli to film and record. Then, evoking his feature-length films such as “Diary of a Schoolteacher”, “Half a Man” and “Bandits of Orgosolo”, Vittorio de Seta explains how filming other people also involves a certain amount of soul searching.

The Brooklyn Film Festival winners

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2011 WINNERSThe Brooklyn Film Festival (BFF) is proud to announce the winners for its annual festival, themed PLOT presented by Samsung Mobile. Through the resources of industry-related sponsors, the Brooklyn Film Festival awarded the 2011 winners with a total of $50,000 in prizes and film services. Prizes Sponsored by: Panavision NY, AbelCine, Xeno Lights, Cinecall Soundtracks, Avid, Script Pipeline, Media Services, Raquelle Bianco, and Samsung Mobile. GRAND CHAMELEON AWARDBATTLE FOR BROOKLYN b...

The panels at the 2011 Tribeca Film Festival

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The 2011 Tribeca Film Festival (TFF), presented by American Express®, today announced its lineup for the 2011 Special Events and Tribeca Talks® panel series. The component programs are “Tribeca Talks: After the Movie,” “Tribeca Talks: Industry,” “Tribeca Talks: Pen to Paper, hosted by Barnes & Noble,” the Tribeca/ESPN Sports Film Festival panel, and new this year, in celebration of the tenth Festival, the “Tribeca Talks: Directors Series,” featuring one-on-one conversations wit...

Palm Beach Film Festival Perseveres

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  Despite intense economic challenges and a precipitous cut in cultural funding, the Palm Beach International Film Festival, one of the best regional festivals on the circuit, is persevering with an exciting program planned for later this month. Longtime Festival honcho Randi Emerman continues to push on for quality and diversity for local audiences in Palm Beach County, an area on Florida's southeast coast that perhaps has the greatest disparity between wealth and poverty in the nation...

The Athlete, Palm Springs 2011

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The Athlete Atletu Ethiopia, 2009, 93 Minute Running Time Additional Countries: Germany/USA Topics: African Interest, Biopic, Drama, Sports Program: Awards Buzz : Best Foreign Language Film Language: Amharic English Sub-Titles Marathoner Abebe Bikila, the first black African to win an Olympic gold, ran his gold medal marathon barefoot. Impressive, sure, but Bikila's story becomes truly remarkable following an accident that leaves him unable to walk. From Bikila'...

The Athlete, Palm Springs 2011

Beautiful documentary style narrative portrayal of Olympic gold medal winner Abebe Bikila played by newcomer actor Rasselas Lakew.   IMDB SUMMARY Plot Summary Running the streets of Rome in 1960, an unknown, barefooted Ethiopian man stunned the world by winning Olympic gold in the marathon. Overnight, Abebe Bikila became a sports legend. A hero in his own country and to the contin

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Ethiopian Oscar Contender Set For Palm Springs

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  The Palm Springs International Film Festival, the first major film event of the 2011 film calendar, is known, among other things, for its embrace of films being considered for the Academy Awards in the Best Foreign Language Film category. The Festival routinely screens most of the films eligible, screening the films that the countries themselves have put forward for nomination. This offers a wide and diverting survey of the state of world cinema. One interesting title this yea...

Rome festival awards of the fifth edition

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AWARDS CONFERRED BY THE INTERNATIONAL JURY An international jury presided by Sergio Castellitto, and composed of journalist and writer Natalia Aspesi, director Ulu Grosbard, writer Patrick McGrath, director Edgar Reitz, and the director of the Multimedial Arts Museum in Moscow, Olga Sviblova, judged the films in Competition within the Official Selection. The international jury conferred the: - Marc’Aurelio Jury Award for Best Film: Kill Me Please by Olias Barco- Marc’Aurelio Grand Jury Award...

Montreal World Film Festival Awards

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  OXYGEN (ADEM), a Belgium/Netherlands co-production by debut director Hans Van Nuffel, won the Grand Prix des Ameriques at the Montreal World Film Festival last evening. The award is the highest honor given at the Festival, which concluded a 10-day homage to world cinema that includes nearly 450 feature and short films from 80 countries.   OXYGEN tells the poignant tale of two young men who suffer from cystic fybrosis, a genetic disease that slowly destroys their lungs....

Montreal World Film Festival Awards Oxygen

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OXYGEN (ADEM), a Belgium/Netherlands co-production by debut director Hans Van Nuffel, won the Grand Prix des Ameriques at the Montreal World Film Festival last evening. The award is the highest honor given at the Festival, which concluded a 10-day homage to world cinema that includes nearly 450 feature and short films from 80 countries. OXYGEN tells the poignant tale of two young men who suffer from cystic fybrosis, a genetic disease that slowly destroys their lungs. Although they share the same...

Toronto International Film Festival announces another stellar line-up

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  The 35th Toronto International Film Festival announces another stellar line-up of films across five programmes, including the newest in cutting-edge filmmaking, international cinematic discoveries and new works from established masters. MAVERICKS Notable guests from the world of film and beyond share revealing anecdotes and engage in unforgettable discussions. Bruce Springsteen In...

Asian American International Film Festival

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New York: 2010 Asian American International Film Festival: New Films from TaiwanVirtually all Southeast Asian film making countries were represented at the 33rd edition of the festival organized by the non-profit New York based Asian CineVision. Held from July 15-24 in four central Manhattan locations the selections focused on independent films and ranged from a presentation of a collection of short films by emerging film directors from Malaysia to a special program on the New Taiwanese Cinema....

Dylan McDermott Goes DARK BLUE Again

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  DYLAN MCDERMOTT GOES DARK BLUE AGAIN:But Will This Series Kill Venice, CA? (Or Just a Become Another Hit for TNT)By Quendrith Johnson, Los Angeles Correspondent Once in a while a writer has to right a wrong; specifically last year's Summer set visit to the explosive Abbott-Kinney, Venice location of TNT's new series DARK BLUE that stars Golden Globe winner Dylan McDermott. Let's face it, writers are human; we sweat, get hungover, show up late... and sometimes, we face the ...

Here I go again, picking on poor Wieden + Kennedy.

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  I feel like I need to start this post by backpedaling. Wieden + Kennedy is one of the greatest ad agencies in the history of advertising. They've done incredible work over years –– some of the most persuasive, iconic, spectacular advertising that truly moved the marketing communication business forward. And no, I'm not just talking about the "old" Wieden + Kennedy. Last year's  Old Spice work is nothing short of spectacular. Their 'The Man Your ...

"Keep Surfing" By Bjorn Richie Lob : Interview with actor/surfer Quirin Rohleder

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“Keep Surfing”   This German documentary, directed and produced by Bjorn Richie Lob, demonstrates how you “don’t need an ocean to surf”, and how “you can surf a wave forever”. Travel to Munich, Germany, on the “Eisbach River”, just past the bridge near the “Haus der Kunst” art museum, where the man-made river and tributary to the Isar River, forms a standing wave about one meter high.  Surfers have placed a piece of wood in a certain direction in the water to help shape ...

The Bel Air Film Festival has announced it's International Jury Documentary Winner.

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The second annual Bel Air Film Festival has announced it's International Jury Documentary Winner. The festival held 35 film screenings along with packed theaters, and 4 red carpet events November 13th-17th. The festival's opening night was held at UCLA's James Bridges Theater where honorees Louis Gossett Jr. received a "Lifetime Achievement Award," Taryn Manning was honored for her work in Film and Fashion with the festival's "Film Fashion Visionary" award, and Vivica A. Fox ...

Turin Awards

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27TH TORINO FILM FESTIVAL - THE AWARDS TORINO 27 The Jury of Torino 27 - Feature Film Competition of the 27th Torino Film Festival, composed of Sandro Petraglia (President, Italy), Anna Biller (United States), Rui Nogueira (Portugal), Maya Sansa (Italy), György Szomjas (Hungary) awards the following prizes:   Best Film (25,000 euros) to: LA BOCCA DEL LUPO by Pietro Marcello (Italy, 2009, 67') Jury Special Award (10,000 euros) ex-aequo to: CRACKIE by Sh...

History of the RIFF Cultural Association

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The RIFF Cultural Association was created in January of 2001, but has been a project of the association's founder and president, Fabrizio Ferrari, since early 1999. It was conceived with the intention to promote both Italian and international independent cinema.     2007 2006 2005 2004 2003 2002 2001 2000 C...

"Legends of the Marathon"

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"Grete Waitz, of Norway won the NYC Marathon a record nine times, and she leads a roster of legends and champions honored as the "Marathoners of the Decades" as part of the celebration of the 40gh running of the NYC Marathon.  The winners were chosen for their accomplishments in NY and the lasting legacy of their triumphs in the sport of long-distance running.  Waitz has set world records in the 3,000 meter, 8 kilometer, 10 kilometer, 15 kilometer, 10 mile and the marathon.  Sh...

VIFF announces the line-up for the Festival's showcase of East Asian Cinema

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Tony Rayns and Shelly Kraicer, programmers of the Vancouver International Film Festival's big Dragons & Tigers: The Cinemas of East Asia section, today announced that the program will showcase a total of 35 features, four mid-length films and 22 shorts (programmed to date). Dragons & Tigers, one of the pre-eminent showcases of East Asian films in the world, is presented with the generous support of Brad Birarda and Robert Sali. The series will feature five World Premieres, eight Internat...

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