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Boyz'n the Hood John Singleton keynote at 2012 Film Independent Forum

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  JOHN SINGLETON IS FORUM KEYNOTE SPEAKER! ALSO, A HACKATHON. This just in: Academy Award® nominated director John Singleton will give the keynote address for the 2012 Film Independent Forum. At age 24, Singleton was the youngest individual and first ever African-American to be nominated for an Academy Award® for Best Director. Boyz N the Hood, John Singleton’s first feature film, landed him Oscar® nominations for Best Director and Original Screenplay. His othe...

International film and TV delegates to discuss funding and distribution at Cardiff’s Producers Forum

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 International film and TV delegates to discuss funding and distribution at Cardiff’s Producers Forum. • Expanded industry event to co-inside with Iris Prize film festival • 12 industry speakers from the UK and US to address the forum • Highlights includes Distrify co-founder Andrew Green discussing distribution and a presentation by S4C on co-production Cardiff will host a newly expanded Producers Forum in October to co-inside with the popular Iris Prize Film Festi...

3rd Canadian Surf Film Festival (September 27- 30, 2012) announces 2012 film line-up

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The 3rd annual Canadian Surf Film Festival (CSFF) launches its 2012 program, full with regular length features and shorts about surfing, its communities, its environments and the soci-political issues that define it. As in year’s past, the event runs in Halifax over four-days– September 27-30–bringing international film festival darlings and local indie shorts together for the viewing pleasure of surfers, non-surfers and film lovers alike.   “It’s lining up to be another gr...

Excellence Award Moët & Chandon for Gael García Bernal in Locarno

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The 65th edition of the Festival del film Locarno will take place 1-11 August, 2012. Mexican actor Gael García Bernal will be attending the 65th edition of the Festival del film Locarno to receive an Excellence Award Moët & Chandon. The award ceremony will be held on Wednesday 8 August at 21:30 on the Piazza Grande, before the screening of his latest film, Pablo Larraín’s No (2012). Gael García Bernal is the second actor, along with Charlotte Rampling, to receive this year...

Interview with AUTISM: THE MUSICAL filmmaker Tricia Regan

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By Maria Esteves – June 7, 2007 The Sixth Annual Tribeca Film Festival (TFF) Official Selection World Premiere AUTISM: THE MUSICAL documentary film, directed by Tricia Regan was held at the Regal Battery Park Cinemas, Sunday, April 29, 4:00 pm. A special Q&A immediately followed. The world premiere after party was held at The Knitting Factory venue, 7:00 pm. I had the honor of interviewing director Tricia Regan, at the TFF Filmmaker’s Lounge, Monday, April 30, 2007, 5:30 pm. M...

European Film Elite in Novi Sad

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Cinema City Festival will gather some of the most significant European names from the world of film. They will transfer valuable knowledge, experiences and contacts to young filmmakers, but also to those already considered to be successful professionals. For the first time our country will be the host to board members of the prestigious European Film Academy, the most significant film institution in Europe. Numerous directors and producers, such as Nik Powell, co-founder of Virgin Record...

GREEK FILMMAKERS ‘GO FOR THE GOLD’ IN HOLLYWOOD AT LOS ANGELES GREEK FILM FESTIVAL (May 31 - June 3, 2012)

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In the spirit of the ongoing global ‘quest for the gold' born in Athens, Greece, over two centuries ago, filmmakers will experience their own moment of triumph as they step onto the red carpet at Hollywood's famed Egyptian Theatre, May 31st, for the opening night of the 2012 Los Angeles Greek Film Festival, to culminate June 3rd with the prestigious Orpheus Awards ceremony.   While the people of Greece confront unprecedented challenges, their heartache shared by Gre...

19th amfAR gala in Cannes broke another record

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The nineteenth annual Cinema Against AIDS,held during the Cannes Film Festival, was a black-tie event featuring a cocktail reception, dinner, and live auction.    Over the years, Cinema Against AIDS has become the most eagerly anticipated and well publicized event held during the Cannes Film Festival.  Cinema Against AIDS is always marked by unforgettable moments like Sharon Stone dancing along to an impromptu performance by Sir Elton John and Ringo Starr, George Clooney bestowin...

Camerado SE Asia: New UK Co-Producer & Tax Deductions for 1970 Vietnam War-Era 'Freedom Deal'

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Hello Friends, Colleagues, and Supporters from Camerado producer Jason Rosette and the 'Freedom Deal' Feature Film Team in Cambodia: We are happy to share two New Important Developments regarding our SE Asian Vietnam War-era feature drama, 'Freedom Deal' (www.freedomdealmovie.com), taking place in Cambodia during Nixon's 1970 Cambodia incursion. 1) We now welcome onboard a talented, UK-based co-producer for the project, Alec Cheschi; Alec worked with us a few years ago when he ...

Recap of "A-Z of VOD" Panel

A-Z of VOD Panel Presented by Watchmedia, 19 May, 10:30-11:30, UK Pavilion   Chair: Mike Gubbins, Film and Media Consultant Speakers: Peter Dutton, Co-founder, The Movie Partnership Peter Gerard, CEO and Co-Founder, Distrify Uri Levanon, Digital Consultant, Watchmedia   When your film is up against big names, such as Disney and Warner Bros, do you have the same chance

2012 Los Angeles Greek Film Festival Reflects Greece's Struggles

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Twenty-two feature and short narrative and documentary films, a screenwriting master class, and a tribute to the late director Theo Angelopoulos-as well as gala opening and closing nights and the annual Orpheus Awards ceremony-aimed at "Defeating the Crisis Through The Viewfinder" May 31 - June 3rd, 2012 "There is no more timely reflection of Greece's struggles than the one offered by its burgeoning cinema," stated Ersi Danou, Co-Founder/Artistic Director...

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2012 LOS ANGELES GREEK FILM FESTIVAL LINEUP REFLECTS GREECE’S STRUGGLES

LA Greek Fest reveals a socially concerned line up

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  2012 LOS ANGELES GREEK FILM FESTIVAL LINEUP REFLECTS GREECE'S STRUGGLES Twenty-two feature and short narrative and documentary films, a screenwriting master class, and a tribute to the late director Theo Angelopoulos-as well as gala opening and closing nights and the annual Orpheus Awards ceremony-aimed at "Defeating the Crisis Through The Viewfinder" May 31 - June 3rd, 2012 "There is no more timely reflection of Greece's struggles than the one offered...

Eli Roth Inspired Filmmakers in Beverly Hills Today with Emotional Keynote Speech During IFTA Production Conference

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IFTA Production Conference, which featured an electrifying opening speech by celebrated independent filmmaker Eli Roth. He spoke before a sold-out crowd of more than 300.  Produced by the Independent Film & Television Alliance (IFTA), the event was titled: “Cost Isn’t An Obstacle Anymore! New Avenues to Finance, Produce & Distribute Films at Any Budget.”  Writer/director Eli Roth and Jean Prewitt, President.. Eli Roth ignited the ballroom at the Four Seasons Hotel i...

Q&A with New York Times Best Selling Author Bryan Eisenberg

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By Maria Esteves – April 9, 2012 The Search Engine Strategies New York Conference & Exposition 2012 (SESNY 2012) commenced March 19-23, 2012 at the New York Hilton Hotel. Presented by Incisive Media, SES is an international search engine optimization (SEO) and search engine marketing (SEM) conference that showcase special keynote presentations, seminars, panel discussions, receptions, exhibitors show floor, and special events. SESNY 2012 book release signing with Future Now ...

SES New York 2012 Conference & Expo Coverage

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By Maria Esteves – April 9, 2012 The Search Engine Strategies New York Conference & Exposition 2012 (SESNY 2012) commenced March 19-23, 2012 at the New York Hilton Hotel. Presented by Incisive Media, SES is an international search engine optimization (SEO) and search engine marketing (SEM) conference that showcase special keynote presentations, seminars, panel discussions, receptions, exhibitors show floor, and special events. This year’s conference included daily round table discuss...

Tribeca Film Institute's Interactive Day on April 23

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Tribeca Film Institute's Interactive Day on April 23 to Feature Thought Leaders from Across Media, Technology and Education; Slate Features Keynote from Bartunde Thurson and Speakers from The New York Times, IDEO, Games for Change, Plus Interactive Case Study of HBO's Game of Thrones Tribeca (Online) Film Festival Expands Future of Film Blog Into Live Lunch Series at 92Y Tribeca With Guests Including Paranormal Activity Producer Jason Blum, Tumblr Founder David Karp, College Humor F...

Tribeca Disruptive Innovation Awards

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  Awards to highlight successful disruptive innovation in non-traditional, identity-based domains such as culture, education, healthcare, philanthropy, politics, religion and social entrepreneurship  The Tribeca Film Festival (TFF), in association with noted Harvard Business School Professor Clay Christensen and the Disruptor Foundation, announced it will hold the third annual Tribeca Disruptive Innovation Awards, hosted by NYU Stern School of Business, on April 27. The 11th edi...

The Five-Year Engagement will open the 2012 Tribeca Film Festival

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Comedy from Forgetting Sarah Marshall Creative Team Jason Segel and Nicholas Stoller and Producer Judd Apatow to Kick Off 11th  Edition of TFF on April 18 The Tribeca Film Festival (TFF) and Universal Pictures  announced that The Five-Year Engagement will open the 2012 Tribeca Film Festival, presented by American Express. Director/writer/producer Nicholas Stoller and writer/star Jason Segel of Forgetting Sarah Marshall reteam for the irreverent comedy, which also stars Emily Blunt, Rh...

BENEATH THE EARTH FILM FESTIVAL ANNOUNCES 2012 CALL FOR ENTRIES

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nnovative Online Festival seeks films from 1990 onward for 2012 competition (NEW YORK) March, 2012 – Beneath the Earth Film Festival (BTEFF), a rapidly growing online film festival in its third year, announces it’s Call for Entries for the 2012 season. “We’re doing things a little differently this year and onward,” says festival co-founder, Antonia Opiah. “We realize that a lot of filmmakers spend months on the festival circuit; some will get in...

Midsummer Night

Director: Hiba Vink.
For their annual trip, Lena - originally from Sweden - invites her close group of friends to a Frisian island to celebrate the Swedish Midsummer Night tradition. For the first time Meike, an outsider is invited. As with all friendships, in this thirty-something group of friends some secrets are shared, and others remain untold.

Papa's Tango

Director: Michiel van Jaarsveld.
Hannah’s parents are divorced. Her father is from Argentina and her mother is Dutch. Hannah is a dreamer. She loves to dance and adores her father. For Hannah dancing and her father are two things that belong together. Her father Nano feels miserable in The Netherlands ever since he divorced Hannah’s mother. He is homesick and wants to go back to his family and friends in Buenos Aires. But leaving The Netherlands also means saying goodbye to his daughter. After the divorce of her parents Hannah’s mother started a relationship with a new man. He lives with them now. Hannah gets along with him, yet she misses her father a lot. By listening to her father’s tango music she can still dance with him in her mind.

Bye

Director: Tamar van den Dop.
Through the eye of his camera, Jonathan sees how grown up people deal with the death of his father and say their last goodbyes to him. Maybe he could postpone this farewell

Lotus

Director: Pascale Simons.
The daughter of a mother who wants to die, a disabled soccer player, a family man with a double life, a hip couple in their thirties and a broken family with an autistic son. They all live in one city. And in the next 24 hours , they will be more connected than they think. A painful and loving look at the complexity of loneliness in the Netherlands. LOTUS is a rare cinematic experience that challenges audiences to question their own loneliness and that of others. Diving headfirst into the harsh individualistic reality of a big city, this film investigates fear, loneliness and love from multiple perspectives. No one seems safe in the battle for happiness. And no one is immune to the hidden pain of individualism and anonymity that causes loneliness and changes lives. The lotus is a water plant that grows from the mud towards the light. The lotus effect is the phenomenon that occurs when dirt lands on the leaf of a Lotus: It won't stick. This self-cleaning feature is due to the numerous small bumps on the leaf.

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