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A Shaded View on Fashion Film Awards

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  Announcing the Winners of the 4th Edition of the Festival: ‘A Shaded View on Fashion Film'   In a rapturous awards ceremony held on the opening night of Diane Pernet's three-day international festival A Shaded View On Fashion (ASVOFF), nine ‘fashion films' were bestowed upon winners with gongs and prizes followed by a moving performance at the official venue of ASVOFF 4 in Paris, the Centre Pompidou.  Over the weekend, ASVOFF electrified enthusiasts of both fashion a...

Iron Sky Comic Is Out

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Iron Sky Comic Is Out - Pay What You Like Or Read It For FreeThe first issue of the comic based on the Moon Nazi movie Iron Sky is free to read on the net, and the fans can pay what they like to support the film.October 5th 2011 - Helsinki/Finland -- The creators of the Finnish-German-Australian dark sci-fi comedy Iron Sky have released the first of the three issues of comics based on the film online. The prequel comic details the history of the Nazi Moonbase Schwartze Sonne on the far side of t...

The Work in Progress section at the Stockholm Fest presents an electrifying line-up

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The list of films for this year's Work in Progress at the 22nd Stockholm International Film Festival is now complete and we are honored to present our most compelling and wide ranged program. Work in Progress will be held on Thursday 17th and Friday 18th of November, and this is the Nordic line-up: EASY MONEY 2 The follow-up to the very successful Easy Money starring Joel Kinnaman (The Killing). Written by Babak Najafi (Fredrik Wikström/Tre vänner produktion AB) THE HYPNOTIS...

Danny Denzongpa’s niece Shivi R Kashyap makes her musical debut in Bollywood

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New kid on the Bollywood Shivi R Kashyap makes her musical debut in Deepa Sahi’s upcoming film Tere Mere Phere. Shivangi Kashyap grew up in the heart of the  Himalayas with culture-vulture genes - her father is a composer and mother a classically trained dancer. Tere Mere Phere is being shot in Himachal Pradesh  and has a  Himalayan theme. Small town girl  with the right (meaning familial with Danny Denzongpa for an uncle) ) connections in Bollywood, Shivi is  ...

Mary Tyler Moore will receive the Screen Actors Guild Life Achievement

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Renowned actress, producer and humanitarian Mary Tyler Moore will receive Screen Actors Guild (SAG)’s most prestigious accolade – the Screen Actors Guild Life Achievement Award. Moore created a new paradigm for female leads in television, won top honors for her courageous performances in film, television and on stage, produced some of the most lauded television programs of all time, and for thirty years, has served as a tireless advocate giving hope to all those afflicted with Type 1...

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...

Berwick-upon-Tweed Film & Media Arts Festival highlights

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Once Upon a Time: Friday 23 – Sunday 25 September... The 7th Berwick Film & Media Arts Festival is set to return, to celebrate the art of film over one action-packed weekend, Friday 23rd - Sunday 25th Sep. Using Berwick-upon-Tweed as a unique backdrop, and The Maltings Theatre & Cinema as a hub, the Festival invites you to join the adventure in various locations across the town, with new venues including Café Curio on Bridge Street and the recently restored Dewar’s Lane ...

7th Annual HollyShorts Film Festival Takes off August 11-18 at Various Locations in Hollywood, CA

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7th Annual HollyShorts Film Festival Takes off August 11-18 at Various Locations in Hollywood, CA Hollywood, July 16, 2011—The organizers of HollyShorts (www.hollyshorts.com) have announced the full lineup for the 7th annual HollyShorts Film Festival, which takes place August 11-18 in various locations throughout Hollywood. Acclaimed writer Jamie Linden (Dear John, We Are Marshall) will premiere his short film “The Envelope in the Glovebox” which he used to pitch into the ...

film review X MEN FIRST CLASS

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  X-MEN FIRST CLASS Starring James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender,   Kevin Bacon, Rose Byrne, Jennifer Lawrence, Beth Goddard, Nicholas Hoult, Edi Gathegi, Caleb Landry Jones, Zoe Kravitz, Laurence Belcher,  Bill Milner Director Matthew Vaughn  Unlike some young people we know who sigh when we beg them to read books, or  look aghast when we cry over Sydney Carton's final moments  in "A Tale of Two Cities", the...

Aspen Film present the second annual NEW VIEWS series

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The Aspen Institute and Aspen Film present the second annual NEW VIEWS series highlighting critically acclaimed documentaries and including post-screening discussions with special guests. The series begins Monday, July 18, and continues on Monday nights through August 8. All films will be shown at 7:30 p.m. at Paepcke Auditorium in Aspen. New documentaries are playing an exciting role in public discourse, bringing a vibrant voice to culture and society. This selection of important films and spea...

Oscar®-winning composer Ennio Morricone to head the Rome Fest jury

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Morricone will be joined by another of Italy’s leading lights, the dancer Roberto Bolle The Oscar®-winning composer Ennio Morricone has been appointed President of the Jury of the International Rome Film Festival (October 27 – November 4, 2011). He will be joined by another leading light of Italy’s cultural and entertainment scene, the ballet dancer Roberto Bolle. The appointment was announced today by Festival President Gian Luigi Rondi together with Piera Detassis, the Festival’s Arti...

Film-maker Lars von Trier 'accepts' Cannes ban

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Lars von Trier poses during the photocall of "Melancholia" (AFP/File, Francois Guillot) Lars von Trier poses during the photocall of "Melancholia" (AFP/File, Francois Guillot) Cannes barred provocative Danish director Lars von Trier Thursday amid a growing backlash over his remarks about Adolf Hitler, but his film remains in the race for the festival's top prize. Blackballing one of Europe's most prominent film-makers, festival organizers declared the 55-year-o...

Nazi kicked out of Cannes

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Lars von Trier poses during the photocall of "Melancholia" (AFP/File, Francois Guillot)Cannes barred provocative Danish director Lars von Trier Thursday amid a growing backlash over his remarks about Adolf Hitler, but his film remains in the race for the festival's top prize.Blackballing one of Europe's most prominent film-makers, festival organizers declared the 55-year-old auteur "persona non grata" -- telling him in effect to stay away from the world's biggest cinema jamboree.In a statement, ...

Lars van Triers and Nazis...Statement from the Board of Directors of the Festival de Cannes

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The Festival de Cannes provides artists from around the world with an exceptional forum to present their works and defend freedom of expression and creation. The Festival's Board of Directors, which held an extraordinary meeting this Thursday 19 May 2011, profoundly regrets that this forum has been used by Lars Von Trier to express comments that are unacceptable, intolerable, and contrary to the ideals of humanity and generosity that preside over the very existence of the Festival. ...

Stars descend on French Riviera for Cannes film festival's opening

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The Croisette boulevard on May 10, 2011 in Cannes, on the eve of the opening ceremony of the 64th International Cannes Film Festival AFP/Fred Dufour by Robert MacPherson The 64th edition of the Cannes film festival gets underway on Wednesday with up-and-coming directors and Hollywood A-listers rubbing shoulders at the world's biggest cinema gathering. Woody Allen's latest romantic comedy "Midnight in Paris" opens the 11-day event on the French R...

The BUFF Blog (May 2011)

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From a spunky heroine to ‘the’ flashback, from ‘Babymother’ to ‘Sus’, Anjela Lauren Smith has graced British cinema for the best part of 2 decades and continues to adorn the big screen and the small screen. Behind the scenes, her versatility and passion for the industry shows no sign of abating either. The latest string to her bow was her recent appointment to the board of members at Buff Enterprises. We’re delighted that Anjela has accepted this position at a time where British ...

Gothic thriller concludes Noir Festival in Hollywood

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  by Alex Deleon The 13th annual Film Noir festival concluded its edgy three week run at the hallowed Egyptian Theater in Hollywood on April 20, with the stomach churning identity theft thriller, "My Name is Julia Ross", (Columbia, 1945) starring Nina Foch in a memorable role as a kidnapped-for-murder blonde in an eerie Gothic mansion on the cliffs over the sea in Cornwall, U.K. While this is really more of a Gothic murder mystery than a pure noir, contract director Joseph...

Gothic Thriller concludes Noir City, Hollywood

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GOTHIC THRILLER CONCLUDES NOIR CITY, HOLLYWOOD, 2011by Alex Deleon The 13th annual Film Noir festival concluded its edgy three week run at the hallowed Egyptian Theater in Hollywood on April 20, with the stomach churning identity theft thriller, "My Name is Julia Ross", (Columbia, 1945) starring Nina Foch in a memorable role as a kidnapped-for-murder blonde in an eerie Gothic mansion on the cliffs over the sea in Cornwall, U.K. While this is really more of a Gothic murder mystery than a pure noi...

Discover the trailer for Lars von Trier's MELANCHOLIA

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  Melancholia from Zentropa on Vimeo. The trailer for Lars von Trier's MELANCHOLIA is launched online today and available to view at www.melancholiathemovie.com. A beautiful movie about the end of the world. MELANCHOLIA is written and directed by von Trier and produced by Meta Louise Foldager and Louise Vesth for Zentropa Entertainments27. Artificial Eye will release in the UK on July 1. ...

International Family Film Festival Highlights

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      The 16th annual IFFF launches with a press conference at 1 PM on Wednesday, March 16, 2011. This is the fifth year of presenting the fest at Raleigh Studios, adjacent to the Paramount Studio lot on Melrose Avenue in the heart of Hollywood. This year's film schedule is filled with highlights - each of them with enough back-story to more than...

Indian Film Festival of Los Angeles (IFFLA) Announces 2011 Shorts Programs

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The 9th Annual IndianFilm Festival of Los Angeles (IFFLA) which takes place April 12-17 at ArcLightHollywood has announced the 13 short films that will screen in the 2011festival. The shorts were selected from over 350 submissions worldwide. Theshorts will be presented in two programs each one screening twice throughoutthe six-day festival. The IFFLA programming team includes Rani Breslow, IsaacKlausner, Sudeep Sharma, and Rachael Sevilla along with Executive DirectorChristina Marouda and P...

Berlin Film In Focus: THE FUTURE

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  It is rare that a rather low budget American indie title ever is included in the main Competition section here at the Berlinale (American indies are more represented in the Panorama and Forum sidebar sections). However, when a film artist has such a clear, individual voice as Miranda July, the main festival programmers cannot resist. Such is the case with July's sophomore effort following her celebrated debut ME AND YOU AND EVERYONE WE KNOW in 2004. It has taken almost seven years for...

Berlin Film In Focus: THE FUTURE

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It is rare that a rather low budget American indie title ever is included in the main Competition section here at the Berlinale (American indies are more represented in the Panorama and Forum sidebar sections). However, when a film artist has such a clear, individual voice as Miranda July, the main festival programmers cannot resist. Such is the case with July's sophomore effort following her celebrated debut ME AND YOU AND EVERYONE WE KNOW in 2004. It has taken almost seven years for her follow...

James Franco accepted award for Outstanding Performance

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Now even though I was scheduled to attend this event, I had a very important dinner meeting this night at a nearby SB Lebanese restaurant 'Zaytoon' (yum, great belly dancer, shisha and garden decor by the way) so I did not attend. But I was told later that Franco was '127 hours late' arriving after an Oscar rehearsal and red carpet interviews were nil as he ran in faster than the speed of light but here is a short recap of the James Franco award panel for 'Outstanding Performance' hosted...

She Monkeys wins Dragon Award Best Nordic Film at Göteborg

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  She Monkeys This year's winner of the Dragon Award Best Nordic Film is She Monkeys, directed by Lisa Aschan. The prize is one million SEK as of this year. The Ingmar Bergman International Debut Award goes to the American film Blue Valentine, directed by Derek Cianfrance. Another eight awards were handed out at Göteborg International Film Festival's Dragon Award Gala on Saturday night. Lisa Aschan's feature debut She Monkeys received this year's Dragon Award Best Nordic Film. ...

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