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By: Maria Esteves - May 22, 2009 The 54th Annual 2009 Village Voice OBIE Awards ceremony honoring the best Off-Broadway and Off-Off-Broadway theater achievements of 2008-2009, co-hosted by Tony Award nominee Martha Plimpton and "Shrek the Musical" performer Daniel Breaker were held at the historical Webster Hall ballroom, New York, with a live Internet webcast on PalTalk.com, Monday, May 18, 8:00 pm. Presented by chairman Michael Feingold, OBIE Committee, producer Eileen Phelan, pub...

54th Village Voice OBIE Awards

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By: Maria Esteves - May 22, 2009 The 54th Annual 2009 Village Voice OBIE Awards ceremony honoring Off-Broadway and Off-Off-Broadway theater achievements of 2008-2009, co-hosted by 2009 Tony Award nominee Martha Plimpton and "Shrek the Musical " performer Daniel Breaker were held at the historical Webster Hall ballroom, New York, with a live Internet webcast on PalTalk.com, Monday, May 18, 8:00 pm. The 54th OBIE Award presenters were Anne Hathaway, Brian d'Arcy James (Shrek), Gav...

Sting to be honored at next Ischia Global

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Sting, the music icon who has won multiple Grammy Awards and nominations, three Academy Award® nominations and one Golden Globe, will be honored with the coveted Ischia William Walton Music Legend Award in recognition of his lifetime achievements as a singer, actor and activist, it was announced here today. Past recipients include Burt Bacharach, Harry Belafonte, Luciano Pavarotti, Sheryl Crow, Gustavo Santaolalla and Andrea Bocelli.Former front man for The Police, Sting is known for his high-p...

Hoboken International Film Festival

HIFF is a worldwide renowned film festival. Showcasing the edgiest domestic and international movies and their filmmakers, HIFF will kick off on June 4 to 10, 2010 with its opening night films--that will be viewed by nearly 1,000 fans and industry personnel at Pier A Park, located directly on the Hudson River and overlooking the majestic New York City skyline.

Göteborg International Film Festival in Cannes

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Göteborg International Film Festival will be highly noticeable during the Cannes festival 2009: Nordic Film Market celebrates ten with the most heartful beach party at the Croisette, the film fund celebrates ten with "fund film" Min Ye screening in the official programme and festival director Marit Kapla will be one of five members in the jury of Un Certain Regard. In a few days it is once again time for the most important film festival in the world. This time with the festival d...

Costa-Gavras talks about filmmaking

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The Global Film Village: One on One sessions and Costa-Gavras talks about filmmaking- by Marla LewinOne on One Sessions and Costa-GavrasThis is our second year of participating in One on Ones at the Indian Film Festival of Los Angeles, bringing together Indian talent with Hollywood industry professionals from both the studios and independent arenas for casual meetings to discuss both their current and future projects. Participating this year were John Nein of the Sundance film festival, Kimberl...

The Global Film Village: One on One sessions and Costa-Gavras talks about filmmaking- by Marla Lewin

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 One on One Sessions and Costa-Gavras   This is our second year of participating in One on Ones at the Indian Film Festival of Los Angeles, bringing together Indian talent with Hollywood industry professionals from both the studios and independent arenas for casual meetings to discuss both their current and future projects.   Participating this year were John Nein of the Sundance film festival, Kimberly Bialek of William Morris agency, Sandra Ruch of Cine Elixir, and Brian Avery of the Yar...

The Corona Fastnet Short Film Festival will be held in Schull, West Cork

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  The Corona Fastnet Short Film Festival, which will be held in Schull, West Cork, launched Thursday, 16th April 2009 with a Cinematographer's Party at the Crane Lane Theatre, Cork city.   The Festival, in its inaugural year, will celebrate the short film genre through screenings from experienced and budding film-makers from Thursday, 14th to Sunday, 17th May 2009. Michael Barry, of Barry & Fitzwilliam, importers of Corona Extra said, "Corona Extra as a ...

CineVegas has announced the complete lineup

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CineVegas has announced the complete lineup for its 11th Annual Festival, including Bobcat Goldthwait’s World’s Greatest Dad as the closing night film, it was announced today by Trevor Groth, Artistic Director. In addition to the opening night film, Saint John of Las Vegas, and eight “Jackpot Premieres” which were earlier announced, the 2009 Festival will offer a selection of documentaries in the “Pioneer Documentaries” section; “Diamond Discoveries” the best new independent fil...

Chicago CIMMFEST Wraps up, awards announced

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The first annual Chicago International Movies and Music Festival closed on March 9th with two packed screenings of the Chicago premiere of Ashes of American Flags, the new Wilco tour documentary directed by Fugazi drummer Brendan Canty and Christoph Green at the Music Box Theatre. CIMMfest played host to over 100 special guests from eight countries, including distinguished artists, directors, musicians, critics, and music and video producers who participated the awards jury, panels, Q&As, live m...

Ischia Global to support children's right

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Film directors Paul Haggis and Steven Zaillian, Italian actor Christian De Sica and actress Mariagrazia Cucinotta and British actress and producer Trudie Styler are the first artists to join the 3rd Social Cinema Forum of Ischia focused on “children’s right to education”. From July 12th throughout 19th, after the G8 international political summit to be held in Italy, and in a moment characterized by very urgent globalized humanitarian and environmental issues, the “leading” players of ...

Big Mike Craft's Saratoga Film Festival

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I have decided to innitiate a New Film Festival for New York State. The Saratoga Film Festival is now officially scheduled to screen from August 26th, to August 30th, 2009 , in beautiful Saratoga Springs, New York. The Racing Capital of The World in August. The oldest race track in the United States, brings all the Holloywood, Las Vegas, and New york film stars every year. The Broadway stars flock to the track, and enjoy the night life that is found in a gambling resort town. There are 50 resta...

Bruce Goldstein honored at at the 52nd San Francisco Fest

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Bruce Goldstein will receive the Mel Novikoff Award at the 52nd San Francisco International Film Festival (April 23 - May 7). Named for the pioneering San Francisco art and repertory film exhibitor Mel Novikoff (1922 - 87), the award acknowledges an individual or institution whose work has enhanced the filmgoing public's knowledge and appreciation of world cinema. The Novikoff Award will be presented at An Afternoon with Bruce Goldstein on Sunday, May 3 at 5:00 pm at the Castro Theatre preceding...

Sarasota Film Festival highlights

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The 11th Annual Regal Entertainment Group SARASOTA FILM FESTIVAL will get underway on Friday evening March 27, 2009 and run through Sunday, April 5, 2009. The Festival will be presented at Sarasota’s Hollywood 20 Cinemas with Opening Night at the Van Wezel Performing Arts Center, Closing Night Tribute at the Sarasota Opera House, screenings and conversations at the Historic Asolo, and other area venues. This year’s Festival will present over 160 narrative, documentary and short films from t...

The Dubai Film Market: Interview with the Director Ziad Yaghi

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As noted in our February 4th write up, setting up the first regional film market is part of a comprehensive strategy by the Emirate of Dubai to create a sophisticated media infrastructure. It includes dating Dubai media city for electronic and print media with 1300 mostly foreign companies; Dubai Internet City; the International Media Production Zone; Dubai Studio City housing the biggest and technologically most advanced studio facility in the Middle East; and the five year old Dubai Internatio...

Melbourne Independent Filmmaker`s Festival

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MIFF is aimed at promoting independent filmmakers. Special guests like David Alan Basche, James Best, Jerri Manthey, Michael Bailey Smith, Patrick Warburton, & more. Kelly`s Hard Cider Crystal Apple & the Florida Beer People`s Choice Awards!

The Mobius Advertising Awards

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Antoine de Clermont-Tonnerre appointed as President of Unifrance

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Antoine de Clermont Tonnerre was elected as Unifrance President this morning by absolute majority by Board of Directors members present. The Unifrance Board of Directors is composed of 48 members: 23 members from the four Committees elected by the association’s Councils (the Feature Film Producers’, Directors’, Actors’, Writers, and Artists’ Agents’, Film Exporters’, and Short Film Producers’ and Distributors’ Councils), 10 ex officio members, 12 statuary member...

The 45th NYFF Closing Night Premiere of "PERSEPOLIS" Red Carpet Photos

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By Maria Esteves - October 19, 2007 The 45th New York Film Festival (NYFF) 2007, Closing Night Premiere film, PERSEPOLIS a Sony Pictures Classics, directed/written by Marjane Satrapi and Vincent Paronnaud, was held at Avery Fisher Hall, Sunday, October 14, 8:30pm. The festival presented by the Film Society of Lincoln Center was sponsored by SARDEGNA and The New York Times. Winner of the Special Jury Award, 2007 Cannes Film Festival, Oscar Nominee for Best Foreign Language in France, ...

Kerala 10 opens with record-breaking attendance expected

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THE 10th International Film Festival of Kerala (IFFK) gets under way this evening (Friday December 09, 2005) with the promise of record-breaking attendance following a new surge of interest in pure cinema here. Officials told filmfestivals.com they expect last year’s figure of 6,300 delegates to be surpassed, despite the fact that the budget for organizing, running and promoting the festival has remained more or less the same for the past three years. Some 180 titles, including 1...

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