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Eversouls: The Collector and Sage

Director: Julie Ufema.
Serena and Anna grew up together in the same orphanage, dreaming of one day being adopted into the same family, so when Mr. and Mrs. Eversoul take them in they all believe that their prayers have been answered. But the dream quickly turns into a nightmare when they realize that being a family comes with an unimaginable responsibility passed down over the centuries. Guided by the family sage and a misunderstood ‘Collector’, Serena and Anna navigate through a maze of lost souls. These souls have a price to pay someone, or something, to free them selves and find eternal peace. Serena and Anna must find the strength and power to help free these souls or find themselves paying an even bigger price.

Passover Seder with The Ultimate Digital Haggadah

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By Maria Esteves – April 12, 2012   Why was this night different from all other nights? Jews and Spaniards celebrated the historical launch of “The Ultimate Digital Haggadah” with Sephardic Rabbi Hayyim J. Angel of Shearith Israel at the Spanish Benevolent Society, New York, Wednesday, April 11, 2012, 6:30PM. A live performance by Sephardic recording artist Gerard Edery preceded the first interactive Sephardic Passover Seder sponsored by Ladino Tapas Bar & Grill. ...

Philip Noyce homage at IFFI goa

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Writing my piece on Bertrand Tavernier, I had to miss the Master Class by Philip Noyce:-( Does the Australia-born US based film-maker need an intro? I've seen Salt, Dead Calm, Clear and Present Danger, Patriot Games,The Bone Collector, The Quiet American,The Saint,Sliver... But  I haven't seen a single film:-0 at IFFI:-0   Hopefully, one or two tommorrow:-) Maybe more if I'm lucky :-))       ...

A toast to Malibu International Film Festival

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12th Malibu International Film Festival Announces Official Film Selections & Special EventsThe 12th Malibu Film Festival is scheduled for October 6th through October 8th. The Festival kicks off on Thursday evening at Malibu Cinemas with its Opening Night Films sponsored by Keely Brosnan, Pierce Brosnan, Kym Gold, and Kanner Sister Productions. The Opening Night films are “Miss South Pacific: Beauty and the Sea” directed by Mary Lambert (Pet Sematary 1 & 2) and “Kissing Strangers” directe...

Celebrating Poland's First Screen Goddess: Pola Negri Film to Screen in Paris on September 12

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A long lost film starring Polish-born silent film star Pola Negri will be screened in Paris on September 12 at the Balzac Cinema as part of the International Cultural Programme of the current Polish EU Presidency.Produced by the prodigious UFA studios in Germany in 1918 and directed by Hungarian Eugen Illes, the film “Mania: A History of Workers in a Cigarette Factory” (“Die Geschichte einer Zigarettenarbeiterin”) was long thought to be lost. However, in 2006 the Polish National Film Arc...

Fantastic Fest announces the short film lineup

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Fantastic Fest is excited to announce the short film lineup for the seventh edition of Fantastic Fest, happening September 22-29 in Austin, Texas. Fantastic Fest loves its short films – they provide a fertile ground for new and exciting filmmaking talent to show off their genre goods in an unrestrained format. Here is the lineup for Fantastic Fest 2011: ALL MEN ARE CALLED ROBERT (2011) U.S. Premiere Director: Marc-Henri Boulier, France, 6 minutes A naked, terribly bruised man is runn...

The Soul Collector

Director: Ben Talar.
In the midst of rehearsals for “Macbeth an aspiring actress Adriana has just caught her boyfriend cheating on her. Desperately searching for a new home, she finds her new nest under the supervision of a strange landlord. Little does she suspect that he prepares for her an astonishing surprise that will change her fate forever.

FILM FORUM ZADAR: NEW STIMULI FOR EUROPE

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Author: Jan Wilms Saturday, 2. July 2011 09:00 For the second time, the Film Forum Zadar will take place in Croatia in August. Its exceptional position in Europe has meanwhile been recognised by the film industry. Founder and director is the Oberhausen-based film maker Sergej Stanojkovski. An Interview. 2010LAB.tv: You founded the Film Form Zadar in 2010 and in 2011, it was already part of the "Producers Network" within the framework of the "Marche du Film" ...

Winning Films in the 2nd Annual Ovation Short Film Contest to be Showcased at LACMA on July 14

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Screening to be Followed by a Special Conversation with Award-Winning Director Phillip Noyce Ovation, the only television network dedicated to arts culture, is holding a special screening at the Bing Theater at LACMA (Los Angeles County Museum of Art) for the winners in its 2nd Annual Short Film Contest on Thursday, July 14. The screening will include a discussion with the filmmakers and award-winning director Phillip Noyce. The Ovation Short Film Contest, which is sponsored by popp...

Hamburg International Short Film Festival line up of 300 films

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Short Films, Long Amazement – at the 27th Hamburg International Short Film Festival The first films shown to amazed audiences on fairs and during vaudeville shows all had one thing in common: They were short. Likewise, many early attempts at film making, in which directors develop concepts and ideas for future features, are quite often rather short as well. Even though the short film started because of technical limitations, it is now offering impressive opportunities: There is hardly any othe...

Sander Francken on BARDSONGS at CPHPIX 2011

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Since BARDSONGS (2010) screened in Palm Springs this past PSIFF 2011, I’ve been speaking to director Sander Francken about doing an interview about what I thought was an extremely intriguing subject for a film, that of oral storytelling in a time where storytelling has changed so much that the old modes have long since departed us. Or have they? Sander’s film is a tribute to oral storytelling and ‘bardsongs’. I tracked him down in Copenhagen at CPHPIX 2011 where his film screened and we ...

Tinsel & Tine interview with Morgan Spurlock "Greatest Movie Ever Sold"

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Jerry: ...Over the balcony, bounced off some respirator thing into the patient! George: What do you mean "into the patient"? Jerry: Into the patient, literally! George: Into the hole? Jerry: Yes, the hole! George: Didn't they notice it? Jerry: No! George: How could they not notice it?!? Jerry: Because it's a little mint. It's a Junior Mint. George: What did they do? Jerry: They sealed him up with the mint inside. George: They left the Junior Mint in him? Jerry: Yes! Geor...

Tribeca Jury announced

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The Tribeca Film Festival (TFF), today announced its jurors – a diverse and talented group of 38 individuals, including award-winning filmmakers and screenwriters, celebrated actors, respected journalists and media pioneers. They will be divided among the six competitive Festival categories and will announce the winning films, filmmakers and actors in those categories at the TFF Awards Night ceremony on April 28 hosted by Gideon Yago, which will be streamed live on TribecaFilm.com. The 2011 Fe...

54TH SAN FRANCISCO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL WILL PRESENT MEL NOVIKOFF AWARD TO SERGE BROMBERG

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 French Collector, Archivist and Showman Extraordinaire Will Present Retour de Flamme: Rare and Restored Films in 3-D at the Castro Theatre   San Francisco, CA – The 54th San Francisco International Film Festival (April 21–May 5) will present the 2011 Mel Novikoff Award to the extraordinary showman Serge Bromberg for his invaluable work as a collector, preservationist, exhibitor, programmer and enthusiast of cinematic treasures, Sunday, May 1 at 5:00 pm at the Castro Th...

"Despicable".

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"Despicable". Thousands of kids, plastic yellow minions and unanimated studio execs took over the LA Film Festival "Closing Night" this afternoon at the World Premiere of Universal's new animation 'Despicable Me'.   Behind dark 3D glasses I tried to hide the fact I'm not 6 anymore but still had a lot of fun, especially at the after-party enjoying the spectacle of Universal's marketing maching eating children whole. (Oh and the film was funny too)  &nbs...

Artistic Film Clapperboards On View

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  So, you may be saying.....what exactly is a film clapperboard? Well, since the beginning of films, the clapperboard has  been used to visually introduce scenes so that a director and editor can organize their shots. While some prefer the new digital clapperboards, many filmmakers prefer the traditional wooden ones. Not only are a kind of nostalgia for the classic period of cinema but the loud "thwack" they make when they are closed is a sound that technicians, actors and di...

Interview with Jonas Mekas Filmmaker and DotFest Jury member

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Interview with Jonas Mekas   Why do you make film? Why do you make such films (not that predictable narrative ones)? I do not know why I make films. It's an obsession. I make diaristic films, it's basically a narrative form of cinema, only that people do not know that I am making a different kind of narrative film. They are used to the oldfashioned narrative cinema. But why diaristic? It stands so on the edge of becoming uninteresting and you, more or less, let the viewer into ...

McFarlane Phoenix Comicon Film Challenge will feature independent fan films set in the McFarlane universe

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Todd McFarlane Productions and Phoenix Comicon are partnering to create 'The McFarlane Phoenix Comicon Film Challenge'. This unique event will feature independent fan films set in the McFarlane universe with McFarlane created characters. Films will be screened during the Phoenix Comicon, to be held May 27th- 30th at the Phoenix Convention Center.   "McFarlane characters such as Spawn and Violator have inspired a generation of fans and creators alike," said Progra...

The McFarlane Phoenix Comicon Film Challenge

PHOENIX COMICON TO HOST NEW FILM COMPETITION IN PARTNERSHIP WITH TODD MCFARLANE PRODUCTIONS

Grand prize winner to receive one-on-one film review from Todd McFarlane Phoenix, AZ – January 28, 2010 Todd McFarlane Productions and Phoenix Comicon are partnering to create 'The McFarlane Phoenix Comicon Film Challenge'. This unique event will feature independent fan films set in the McFarlane universe with McFarlane created characters. Films will be screened during the Phoenix Comicon, to be held May 27th- 30th at the Phoenix Convention Center.

 “McFarlane characters such as Spawn and Violator have inspired a generation of fans and creators alike,” said Programming Director Joe Boudrie. “This competition will bring those characters into Phoenix Comicon in new and interesting ways, providing filmmakers their first-ever opportunity to enter the McFarlane universe as creators.” 

Phoenix Comicon is seeking original films to be shown at Phoenix Comicon in a film competition judged by the McFarlane Companies and Phoenix Comicon. In addition to the opportunity to screen films in front of an audience at the Phoenix Comicon, prizes will be awarded, with the Grand Prize winner receiving a one-on-one film review from Todd McFarlane personally. Submissions must include McFarlane created characters (from Spawn, Cy-Gor, Violator, Sam and Twitch) in leading roles and the scripts and films must be original work. Films of any type (animated, live action, CGI, etc.) or style (horror, drama, comedy, action, noir, etc.) will be accepted. See official submission form for further details. 

Submissions may be up to 15 minutes long. Submissions will be accepted through April 27th and jointly judged by McFarlane and Phoenix Comicon staff. No unlicensed copyrighted material may be used in the entries (including music, images and any other copyrighted content). All Submissions need to be submitted in standard (US) DVD format. All submitted films become sole property of Todd McFarlane Productions. Films will be screened during the Phoenix Comicon which will be held May 27th- 30th at the Phoenix Convention Center. Prizes will be awarded during the convention, but filmmakers do not need to be present to win. 

Todd McFarlane, the creator of Spawn, is a multi-faceted artist and businessman with a broad range of experience in entertainment, sports and publishing. McFarlane originally became a superstar among comic book fans and creators due to his work on Marvel Comics Spider-Man franchise. The Spawn series has inspired a generation of artists and helped encourage a trend in creator-owned comic book properties. He's also a high-profile collector of history-making baseballs. 

Phoenix Comicon is the signature pop culture event of the Southwest. For more information visit www.phoenixcomicon.com. 

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Ojai-Ventura International Film Festival Honours Graves and Wexler

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Two of Hollywood’s most impressive artists, Peter Graves and Haskell Wexler, descend upon the cities of Ojai and Ventura to be recognized by film industry peers and admirers for their lifelong bodies of work at the 10th anniversary of the Ojai-Ventura International Film Festival. Honorees Graves and Wexler will be presented with Lifetime Achievement awards during the Festival’s Closing Night Gala and Awards Ceremony. Presenting their awards will be several key individuals who have influenc...

Hola Mexico Film Festival 2009 highlights

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Hola Mexico Film Festival 2009 Film List• 9 contemporary feature films• 2 Documentaries• 2 Sexy/Comedias• 2 Family Films• 9 short films presented by IMCINE• 5 JULIO BRACHO films A TRIBUTE TO MEXICOOPENING NIGHT FILM:SIN NOMBREDIR. CARY FUKUNAGA (MEXICO/USA 2009, 96MIN, 35MM)SPANISH WITH ENGLISH SUBTITLESCAST: EDGAR FLORES, DIANA GARCIA, PAULINA GAITAN AND TENOCH HUERTAMaking its world premiere at the 2009 Sundance Film Festival, Sin Nombre is an epic dramatic thriller from award-winn...

International Film Festival Rotterdam previews

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A diverse harvest of new films supported by the Hubert Bals Fund or presented at CineMart, has been invited to the Venice, Toronto and San Sebastian film festivals. In Venice, BETWEEN TWO WORLDS by Vimukthi Jayasundara, LEBANON by Samuel Maoz and WOMEN WITHOUT MEN by Shirin Neshat compete for the Golden Lion. In San Sebastian, Pelin Esmer is in Official Competition and competes for the New Directors Award with her fiction film 10 TO 11. At the Toronto International Film Festival, a total of ten ...

Filmfest Hamburg to line up 142 films from 42 countries

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A selection of outstanding films from all over the world will once again be presented as German, European or world premieres in Hamburg from 24th September to 3rd October 2009. Following the announcement of the film selections for New Zealand Deluxe, young Turkish cinema and the Focus "Vibrant Metropolises", the 17th Filmfest Hamburg now discloses further programme highlights. 142 films from 42 countries have been confirmed. Characterized by its broad spectrum of films from high-quality cinema t...

Filmfest Hamburg to line up 142 films from 42 countries

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A selection of outstanding films from all over the world will once again be presented as German, European or world premieres in Hamburg from 24th September to 3rd October 2009. Following the announcement of the film selections for New Zealand Deluxe, young Turkish cinema and the Focus "Vibrant Metropolises", the 17th Filmfest Hamburg now discloses further programme highlights. 142 films from 42 countries have been confirmed. Characterized by its broad spectrum of films from high-quality cinema t...

Filmfest Hamburg to line up 142 films from 42 countries

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A selection of outstanding films from all over the world will once again be presented as German, European or world premieres in Hamburg from 24th September to 3rd October 2009. Following the announcement of the film selections for New Zealand Deluxe, young Turkish cinema and the Focus "Vibrant Metropolises", the 17th Filmfest Hamburg now discloses further programme highlights. 142 films from 42 countries have been confirmed. Characterized by its broad spectrum of films from high-quality cinema t...

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