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CELEBRATING 20 YEARS OF AFRICAN CINEMA IN ADIFF Fri, July 27 to S un, July 29, 2012    The election of a new president in Senegal, the celebration of the 100th anniversary of the ANC and the turbulent situation in Mali are some of the events that have recently been on the airwaves about the African continent.   Senegal, Mali and South Africa are part of our 20 years of African Films in the African Diaspora International Film Festival TC Series from Jul...

WorldFest-Houston International Film Festival Wraps 45th Season ~ Lots of Kicks with Indie Flicks!

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              WorldFest-Houston, the third longest-running International Film Festival in North America, celebrated the conclusion of its 10-day run of film, fun and fanfare in its 45th annual independent film showcase with a 17% increase in box-office!  With two engaging luminaries receiving the WorldFest Remi Lifetime Achievement Award this year, Louis Gossett, Jr. on opening weekend and the inimitable Sally Kirkland on closing, WorldFest bookended this year’s ...

Ratings of films shown at the 42nd. International Film Festival of India, Goa, 23 November-03 December, 2011

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Here's my IFFI 2011 'star'-cast: Features Consul of Bordeaux: *** Bullhead: *** Palawan Fate: **1/2 Elena: *** Nader and Simin, A Separation: **** Oranges and Sunshine: *** Restoration: ***1/2 Mill and the Cross: ***1/2 Volcano: *** Mother's Paradise: **1/2 Abu, Son of Adam: ***1/2 (seen at MAMI's MFF) Dance Town: ***1/2 The Dry Valley: **1/2 Joanna: *** My Australia: *** National Alley: ***1/2 House of Tolerance: ***1/2 The First Grader: **1/2 Koko and the Ghost: *** The K...

'Francisco Manso: Films must spotlight respect for life & human rights to foster understanding & empathy

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"Respect for life and human rights are  very important and I make movies addressing these issues because it is important for people as well as governments, not to repeat the errors of the past." Thus spake Francisco Manso, director of ‘The Consul of Bordeaux’ the 42nd IFFI's opening film which played to full houses at repeat screenings. Addressing  a crowded media meet at the Maquinez Palace on his birthday (the Lisbon born director turned 62 on November 28)  Man...

Film-makers of The Consul of Bordeaux

CAPTION:, Francisco Manso, Director of the Portuguese film "The Consul of Bordeaux",Producer Jose Mazeda, composer Henri Seroka and lead actor Vitor Norte, at the 42nd International Film Festival of India (IFFI-2011), in Panaji, Goa on November 28, 2011.

IFFI Goa launches with 100 films from 65 countries

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Films from 65 countries for 42nd international film festival goa, shahrukj khan, luc besson, betrand tavernier to attendMore than 100 films from 65 countries will be screened during the 42nd International Film Festival of India - 2011 in Goa between Nov 23 and Dec 3,3011 Bollywood badshah Shahrukh Khan will be chief guest at IFFI's inauguration at the Ravindra Bhavan in Margao Goa on 23 November. The main centre of the festival is Panaji,although films will be screened over the 10 day Fest in...

Films from 65 countries for 42nd international film festival goa, shahrukj khan, luc besson, betrand tavernier to attend

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More than 100 films from 65 countries will be screened during the 42nd International Film Festival of India - 2011 in Goa between Nov 23 and Dec 3,3011  Bollywood badshah Shahrukh Khan will be chief guest at IFFI's inauguration  at the Ravindra Bhavan in Margao Goa  on 23 November. The main centre of the festival is Panaji,although films will be screened over the 10 day Fest in Margao,Goa's commercial hub which is located 4 km from the political capital.     Revived in this...

Nippon Connection encourages Solidarity With Japan

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  Nippon Connection Encourages Solidarity With Japan     Last Sunday marked the end of the eleventh edition of the Japanese Film Festival Nippon Connection in Frankfurt. Once again, the festival received an enormous reaction from the audience, and more than 16,000 visitors attended well over 100 of the latest short and feature films from Japan as well as around 30 accompanying events. After five exciting days of cultural exchange, the last evening saw...

Nippon Connection 2011 – Festival Program completed

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11th Japanese Film Festival in FrankfurtApril 27 – May 1, 2011The program for the eleventh Japanese Film Festival Nippon Connection in Frankfurt is complete. In the 150th year of “German-Japanese Friendship“, the biggest festival for Japanese film worldwide will present an overview of film making in the Land of the Rising Sun, from April 27 to May 1, 2011, featuring many international premieres. More than 100 of the latest film productions from Japan will be shown in the NIPPON CINEMA and ...

Nippon Connection 2011 - Preview on the Festival Program

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11th Japanese Film Festival, Frankfurt am Main  April 27 - May 1, 2011   There's only a few weeks left to the starting shot of the eleventh Nippon Connection Film Festival and the preparations are in full swing. From April 27 to May 1, 2011 more than 100 of the latest Japanese short and feature films will find their way to Frankfurt, among them many international premieres with the film makers in attendance. The biggest festival of Japanese film is topped off by a rich and sens...

Festival FILM NOIR: THE OTHER SIDE OF HOLLYWOOD

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  FILM NOIR: THE OTHER SIDE OF HOLLYWOOD February 17-27, 2011 Rodina Cinema Center, St. Petersburg, Russia     Humphrey Bogart, Marilyn Monroe, Jack Nicholson, Rita Hayworth, Kirk Douglas; John Huston, Billy Wilder, Jacques Tourneur, Charles Vidor, Robert Aldrich, Stanley Kubrick, and Roman Polanski are all featured in our festival FILM NOIR: THE OTHER SIDE OF HOLLYWOOD! from February 17 to 27 in St.Petersburg, Russia. We are pleased to pre...

Closing night at TIFF

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 The film 'Black Swan' closed the night. 51st TIFF: Closing ceremony (12/12/2010)The closing ceremony of the 51st Thessaloniki International Film FestivalThe curtains came down on the 51st Thessaloniki International Film Festival on Saturday, December 11th, with a closing ceremony that took place at Olympion Theater. Snapshots, faces and clips of the city during this 10-day cinematic feast were depicted in the short film of Emmanouil Papadopoulos entitled Stereosis, which welcomed the audience ...

Spanish Cinema Conquers New York

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  Returning for its 18th edition, the popular series Spanish Cinema Now is currently being presented at the Film Society of Lincoln Center, one of New York's film treasures. First presented in 1992, the series has followed the renaissance of Spanish filmmaking over the past two decades. Inspired by the international successes of such filmmakers as Pedro Almodovar, the Spanish industry is producing a record number of films which are finding favor on theatrical screens and at film festiv...

III International Side by Side Film Festival Starts!

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Russia’s only Lesbian and Gay film festival Side by Side kicked off at 19.30 on 15 October 2010 at cinema multiplex Varshavsky Express in St. Petersburg.The packed house and festive atmosphere in the cinema hall was both a joy and a surprise for the participants and organizers of Russia’s first and only LGBT film festival. As Manny de Guerre, festival founder, noted for the first time in three years since the founding of the festival this was the most the most celebratory-like opening of the...

Arpafilm festival in LA focuses on film from Armenia

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13TH ARPA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL IN L.A."AGHET, a German View of a Turkish Genocide"by Alex Deleon, for ARPA is the name of the river that flows through Yerevan, the capital of the free Armenian Republic, which until 1991 was part of the former Soviet Union. Consequently, it is not surprising that an international film festival so-named is primarily (although not entirely) concerned with the presentation of films from Armenia, films dealing with Armenian topics, and/or films made by Armen...

Awards : Cape Winelands Film Festival 2010

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On behalf of the Cape Winelands Film Festival, I want to take a moment to formally thank all of our sponsors, volunteers and staff that put forth the effort in this year's 2010 Festival to help make it as successful as it was. This year'sevent that was held from 17 – 27 March at the beautiful Spier Amphitheatre, Labia Theatres, Iziko Museum, and CityVarsity Theatre and was financially sponsored and supportedby : The City of Cape Town, The Spier Wine Estate, The Brazilian Consulate Ge...

Official Reception for the Goya Nominees

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Today in Madrid nominees to the Spanish 24th Academy Awards,known as Goyas, got together for the traditional Family Photo. Alex de la Iglesia,President of the Academia de Las Artes y Las Ciencias Cinematográficas de España and Ignacio Gonzales,Vicepresident of Comunidad de Madrid hosted the event. In words of the President we could hear the joy of their job wich was received with lots of applauses. Among guests we could see the cast of Celda 211,with 16 nominations,a big representa...

Goyas Nominee Reception in Madrid

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Official Reception for Goya Nomines    Today in Madrid nominees to the Spanish 24th Academy Awards,known as Goyas, got together for the traditional Family Photo. Alex de la Iglesia,President of the Academia de Las Artes y Las Ciencias Cinematográficas de España and Ignacio Gonzales,Vicepresident of Comunidad de Madrid hosted the event. In words of the President we could hear the joy of their job wich was received with lots of applauses. Among guests we could see the c...

11th TDF: OPENING CEREMONY (3/14/2009)

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OPENING CEREMONY The Thessaloniki Documentary Festival - Images of the 21st Century enters its second decade as of Friday, March 13, with the Opening Ceremony of the 11th edition at the Olympion Theatre. Stavros Kalafatis, Minister of Macedonia-Thrace, launched the Documentary Festival, and the screening of Chao Gan’s The Red Race followed. Despina Mouzaki, Director of the Thessaloniki International Film Festival, welcomed the audienc...

GUERCINO Early Paintings in New York at the Italian Cultural Institute until March 2, 2009

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By Maria Esteves - February 10, 2009 The 17th Century Italian Baroque artist GUERCINO opening night gala and exhibition was held at the Italian Cultural Institute of New York on Monday, February 2, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm. Organized by director Renato Miracco, Italian Cultural Institute of New York, curator Fausto Gozzi and representative Milena Naldi of Cento Museum, exhibit showcase for the first time in the United States 28 astounding paintings by Guercino's earliest years from Cento and Bolog...

Entre les murs (The Class) offered support in Germany

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Entre les murs by Laurent Cantet has won the Distribution Aid Award aimed at supporting the release of a French film in Germany. Coming with a check of €20,000, this award jointly offered by Unifrance and the MFG Filmförderung Baden-Württemberg, was presented Wednesday evening to the film’s distributor Concorde Filmverleih in the presence of the actress Anne Langlois, the French Consul in Stuttgart, Christian Dumont, and Gabriele Röthemeyer, director of MFG Filmförderung....

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