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USHUAIA MOUNTAIN FILM FESTIVAL in ARGENTINA hands out prizes

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THE THIRD EDITION OF THE USHUAIA SHH. MOUNTAIN FILM FESTIVAL TOOK PLACE 19TH TO THE 24TH OF AUGUST 2009, IN USHUAIA, TIERRA DEL FUEGO, ARGENTINA. ONE WHOLE WEEK FILLED WITH FILMS, NATURE, CULTURE, ADVENTURERS' STORIES AND MOUNTAINEERING AWAITS THE AUDIENCE IN THE WINTER'S AIR. EXPERTS, FANS AND GENERAL PUBLIC ONCE AGAIN ABLE TO ENJOY AN EXQUISITE FILM EXHIBITION. THE EVENT PROVIDES OPPORTUNITIES FOR BUSINESSMEN, AMATEURS AND THE GENERAL PUBLIC TO MEET, EXCHANGE EXPERIENCES AND IDEAS, CRE...

Vibes of the Caribbean! Queens of Reggae Music & Carnival Culture

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CBFF Film Club features two highly uplifting documentaries from Jamaica and Trinidad this month. QUEENS OF SOUND & JAB! BLUE DEVILS OF PARAMIN. To lead the discussions after the screenings we will be joined Canadian Reggae Artists Tanya Mullings & Ammoye, CHRY radio host of Rebel Vibes, Carrie Mullings and Elizabeth Topp film producer for JAB! BLUE DEVILS OF PARAMIN. ...

PÖFF celebrating its dirty dozen!

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PÖFF's main programme comprises 220 feature films from 74 countries. The international competition programme EurAsia, held for the sixth year, features 20 films from Europe and Asia. The Tridens Baltic feature film competition, held for the second time, presents 9 feature films from Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania. This year PÖFF also introduces the North-American independent film competition programme, comprising 10 films from the United States and Canada, many of which are premieres for Europe...

Ninth Hungarian Film Fest of LA Kicks Off with "Chameleon"

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          Hungarian films lined up at an annual Los Angeles film festival for already the ninth time in order to remind Hollywood of its Hungarian roots. Bunyik Entertainment presented a Krisztina Goda film, "Chameleon", the official Hungarian foreign-language submission for the 82nd Academy Awards on the opening night of this year's festival at Laemmle's Monica 4-Plex in Santa Monica, on November 5.  The famous Hungarian-American filmma...

NEWSLETTER N° 439: November 5, 2009

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..............WELCOME TO OUR NEWSLETTER N° 439: November 5, 2009 Follow this LINK if you cannot read the newsletter properly Contact the Editor of the site, Advertise on the sites. You can find us at twitter.com/fest21 and find Bruno Chatelin on facebook Add your fest21.com RSS to your blogs! How to use FestivalExpress our new online submis...

An Interview with Hungarian Film Producer Gábor Kálomista

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Gábor Kálomista is the president of the Association of Hungarian Producers. He produced over 20 movies and one of his latest is "Chameleon", directed by Krisztina Goda. The movie has been selected as the official Hungarian entry for the 82nd Academy Awards and is also in competition for the 67th Golden Globe Awards. "Chameleon" will be screened at the opening night of the 9th Hungarian Film Festival of Los Angeles starting on November 5, 2009. 1) "A Country Stabbed in the Heart", "Immigrants...

An Interview with Hungarian Film Producer Gábor Kálomista

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Gábor Kálomista is the president of the Association of Hungarian Producers. He produced over 20 movies and one of his latest is "Chameleon", directed by Krisztina Goda. The movie has been selected as the official Hungarian entry for the 82nd Academy Awards and is also in competition for the 67th Golden Globe Awards. "Chameleon" will be screened at the opening night of the 9th Hungarian Film Festival of Los Angeles starting on November 5, 2009. 1) "A Country Sta...

Baanam

Director: Chaitanya Director.

Hungarian Film Festival of Los Angeles

“The Hungarian Film Festival is without a doubt the best ethnic film festival in Los Angeles. It is well programmed and well
produced. I can not think of a better way in which to promote Hungarian cinema in Hollywood.”
GREGORY LAMMLE ...Lammle Theaters

“The opportunity for film enthusiasts to see Hungarian films, exchange ideas and generate relationships in the entertainment
community are just the beginning of the positive benefits that stem from the Hungarian Film Festival. This festival
provides an opportunity for Hungarian filmmakers to voice their passion for storytelling through the beauty of film. “An American
Rhapsody”, a film by Hungarian Eva Gardos, was the International Grand Prize winner of the Hartley-Merrill Screenwriting
Competition, but it was the Hungarian Film Festival that allowed Eva to share her voice with the rest of the world.”
DEBBIE VANDERMULLEN… Hartley-Merrill

“The festival has made it possible to meet and converse with Hungarian directors, writers and actors and be
exposed to films we would ordinarily not see. Hollywood can be quite insular. We need the Hungarian Film
Festival to enrich our cultural scene.”
IRVIN KERSHNER … Film Director/Producer

In loving memory
“Congratulations Bela on your Fourth Annual Hungarian Film Festival in Los Angeles. You’re the best Hungarian
Ambassador for introducing Hungarian Film-makers & their films to Hollywood. All the best.
IKA PANAJOTOVIC … Film Producer

“The Hungarian Film Festival in Los Angeles has been a very important event. I’m thanking Bela Bunyik (Bunyik Entertainment)
for there excellent presentation and to
keep reminding the public that the Hungarians are still among the Best Movie makers in the world!”
MICKY HARGITAY……Actor

“The Hungarian Film Festival never fails to delight. I look forward to seeing old friends and new emerging talent. The quality of
Hungarian film making
is of the highest order.”
CHARLES COHEN...Film Producer

“The Hungarian Film Festival presents to the Los Angeles community new and rare Hungarian films. I have been especially
enriched by meeting director colleagues, Karoly Makk and Janos Szasz. My praise to Bonnie and Bela Bunyik for their tireless
and wonderful work bringing the festival to us.
DAISY GERBER…. Film Director

Sin Social Latin Film

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Director: Guillermo Salamanca.
A couple arrives in the United States seeking refuge, but have to FACE the many consequences that come with being illegal. When he John (DUVIER POVIONES) finds himself without alternatives he resorts to working in the only thing an illegal immigrant can do, washing dishes, working at a body shop. Sonia (LORENA PRISCILA) She arrived focused on other ideals, but being illegal changed her plans at the beginning. Fortunately the couple’s problems start to clear when Albert, (JOSE CALMET) an older, American man, appears in their life. He offers them his help by letting them stay in his house. Some time after Albert offers himself and his daughter Vanessa (LIZ LUGO) a teen-ager for them to marry, because this was the only way for them to be able to obtain a social security easy and fast. Albert’s strategy works to perfection. Finally Sonia marries him. Everything is going well until Albert starts charge for his good intentions. The noble and sweet man turns into a psychopath who does not pass up any opportunities to make their life miserable. That’s how his battle to separate Sonia and John begins. Four months later a tragedy occur in the Albert house. Three people death. As miracle John survive and is help by a Mexican family, but the ICE police just arrest in a raid to Felix (VICENTE LOPEZ) and you wife Juana (EVELIA PRECIADO) they were separated from their children. Finally John return alone to your country, also Chavela (CRISTEL FLORES) and Juanita (VICTORIA PRECIADO) back to go to find their parents in Mexico.

Bill Mechanic: don't ignore the warning signs!

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Bill Mechanic, President/CEO of Pandemonium LLC and former Chairman/CEO of Fox Filmed Entertainment, (my boss when I was running Fox distribution in France)delivered the keynote speech at the annual Independent Film & Television Alliance Production Conference in Santa Monica. here below is a transcript ofhis keynotesHe addressed the current state and the future of the independent film business and offered a number of observations about his experiences at FOX and Disney."I was asked to address yo...

Bill Mechanic: don't ignore the warning signs!

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Bill Mechanic, President/CEO of Pandemonium LLC and former Chairman/CEO of Fox Filmed Entertainment, (my boss when I was running Fox distribution in France) delivered the keynote speech at the annual Independent Film & Television Alliance Production Conference in Santa Monica. here below is a transcript of his keynotes. He addressed the current state and the future of the independent film business and offered a number of observations about his experiences at FOX and Disney. ...

The Last Confession of Alexander Pearce

Director: Michael James Rowland.
In 1824 the British penal colony of Van Diemens Land is little more than a living hell. Chained to a wall in the darkness of a cell under Hobart Gaol, Pearce is visited by Father Connolly, the parish priest of the fledgling colony and a fellow Irishman. The Last Confession Of Alexander Pearce will draw a visceral and compelling picture of a hell on earth and tell how one man endured the unimaginable by doing the unthinkable.

East European Forum Record number of applications

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Forum and Ex Oriente Film 3rd workshop - October 27 - 30, 2009 East European Forum - public pitching session - October 31 – Nov 1, 2009The Institute of Documentary Film will make this year's selection of East European Forum participants out of a record number of applications. Eighty-two projects from more than 20 countries are applying for participation. However, only the authors of eight to ten most promising projects will be chosen by the international committee and given an opportunity to p...

Trust Me

Director: Roberto Rizzo.
A six degree of separation story, where Ponzi scheme's, drug dealing, and money laundering all meet in a disloyal world of betrayals. Thomas, a white collar Ponzi schemer has a particular way to meet his clients, or better put his prey. A very charming good looking man, well spoken with kind manners betrays his clients with false promises of very good returns on their investments. Thomas runs into problems when he can’t back up his promises any longer. In order to keep his schemes going he needs to do something else to get more cash, and nothing better than money laundering. Thomas creates a money laundering system based on fake donations to different “Charities” all over Manhattan. With the help of his best friend, Al Genovesse, an associate of a prominent Las Vegas Hotel & Casino, Thomas is introduced to the underworld of business fraud and Mafia bosses. One of Al's referrals is Johnny Bramanti, a film producer who runs into trouble when a mafia boss, Michael Dileo, asks him to clean twenty million dollars from a drug deal. Johnny tries to refuse Michael’s offer as a silent partner in his movie business, telling him he needs to “think about it.” Very upset and violent, Michael reminds Johnny that ten years ago he helped him with some money to start his Sexy Films Production, and without “thinking “The money was ready to help. Johnny is literally against the wall and has no other alternative than to help Michael and clean the twenty million dollars for the sake of his life. Johnny wants to nail Michael but he has no proof; the money laundering won’t be enough because he knows that Michael has the best lawyers and always walks free of any charges at the increasing frustration of the DA’S office. Johnny’s only possibility comes when Michael wants to have his young mistress and prisoner, Brigitte, as a star in one of his movies. Johnny uses her to find the proof he needs to put Michael away for good. Her desperate pursuits of the evidence that will make her free, becomes very far reaching and looks more like an impossible task. Frustrated, she tries to escape, but, it proves an unsuccessful move.

Trust Me

Director: Roberto Rizzo.
A six degree of separation story, where Ponzi scheme's, drug dealing, and money laundering all meet in a disloyal world of betrayals. Thomas, a white collar Ponzi schemer has a particular way to meet his clients, or better put his prey. A very charming good looking man, well spoken with kind manners betrays his clients with false promises of very good returns on their investments. Thomas runs into problems when he can’t back up his promises any longer. In order to keep his schemes going he needs to do something else to get more cash, and nothing better than money laundering. Thomas creates a money laundering system based on fake donations to different “Charities” all over Manhattan. With the help of his best friend, Al Genovesse, an associate of a prominent Las Vegas Hotel & Casino, Thomas is introduced to the underworld of business fraud and Mafia bosses. One of Al's referrals is Johnny Bramanti, a film producer who runs into trouble when a mafia boss, Michael Dileo, asks him to clean twenty million dollars from a drug deal. Johnny tries to refuse Michael’s offer as a silent partner in his movie business, telling him he needs to “think about it.” Very upset and violent, Michael reminds Johnny that ten years ago he helped him with some money to start his Sexy Films Production, and without “thinking “The money was ready to help. Johnny is literally against the wall and has no other alternative than to help Michael and clean the twenty million dollars for the sake of his life. Johnny wants to nail Michael but he has no proof; the money laundering won’t be enough because he knows that Michael has the best lawyers and always walks free of any charges at the increasing frustration of the DA’S office. Johnny’s only possibility comes when Michael wants to have his young mistress and prisoner, Brigitte, as a star in one of his movies. Johnny uses her to find the proof he needs to put Michael away for good. Her desperate pursuits of the evidence that will make her free, becomes very far reaching and looks more like an impossible task. Frustrated, she tries to escape, but, it proves an unsuccessful move.

The 2009 Cinema City Awards Ceremony

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The 2009 The 2009 Cinema City Black Tie Gala and Awards Ceremony held at the Hyatt Regency Century on Saturday was a huge success. "The Festival and Fundraiser truly exceeded our expectations," said filmmaker Suzanne DeLaurentiis. Screenwriters, directors, producers, filmmakers and movie buffs turned out en masse for three days of screenings of films from all over the world. It was a sold out Gala this year, hosted by Actor Al Bandiero featuring AgreenDay.Org as the event's Title Sponsor. The C...

CHAMELEON

Director: Krisztina GODA.

 

Gábor is an office cleaner. Wearing overalls and a baseball hat, he seems insignificant. Working on the night shift, Gábor rarely has any contact with his employers, yet he learns everything about them by thoroughly analyzing their garbage. Since he is almost invisible, nobody suspects that Gábor is, in fact, a con man who carefully chooses his victims by the trash they leave behind. His targets are mostly disillusioned, lonely women. In a few months he destroys all their romantic illusions by taking all their savings. Having an unusually high IQ and an ability to assume various personalities, Gábor is an expert in manipulation. When he gets a job at a psychologist's office, Gábor meets Hanna, an injured dancer who happens to be the daughter of a millionaire. Insecure and vulnerable, Hanna seems to be the perfect victim. Gábor pretends to be a doctor who can cure her body and her soul, an irresistible offer for a desperate woman. Everything goes according to plan until Gábor falls in love with Hanna and has to make a hard decision between her and the money.

The Jury from Karlovy Vary

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Grand JuryThe Grand Jury is presenting the Awards including the Grand Prix - Crystal Globe in the Official Selection - CompetitionClaudie Ossard, President of the Grand JuryThe career of this distinguished film producer and leading figure of French film began in advertising. As producer, she introduced the likes of Martin Scorsese and Emir Kusturica to the realm of advertising. In 1986 she gave her successful debut as a film producer with Jean-Jacques Beineix's Betty Blue, which brought her an O...

French producer Claudie Ossard will preside the Karlovy VaryThe Grand Jury

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The Grand Jury is presenting the Awards including the Grand Prix - Crystal Globe in the Official Selection - Competition Claudie Ossard, President of the Grand Jury The career of this distinguished film producer and leading figure of French film began in advertising. As producer, she introduced the likes of Martin Scorsese and Emir Kusturica to the realm of advertising. In 1986 she gave her successful debut as a film producer with Jean-Jacques Beineix's Betty Blue, which brought her an Oscar nom...

Martine Marignac, Best Producer 2009 at Locarno

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At the 62nd edition of the Locarno International Film Festival the Raimondo Rezzonico Prize 2009 for Best Independent Producer will be presented to French producer Martine Marignac. A graduate in philosophy and film aesthetics, Martine Marignac began her career as a press officer for Simon Mizrahi, with whom she worked for seven years. She has mixed with then New Wave directors such as Godard, Truffaut and Rohmer, as well as Italian filmmakers Comencini, Risi, Scola, Bellocchio and Ferreri. Mart...

Un Certain Regard: "Father of My Children" by Mia Hansen-Løve

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Presented in the Certain Regard section, the second feature film by Mia Hansen-Løve, entitled  Father of My Children , screens today. "This film stems from my encounter with Humbert Balsan," explained the director. "I first met him in early 2004. He wanted to produce my first film. His enthusiasm and trust were decisive for me in All is Forgiven. I didn’t write this movie out of gratitude, however, but because of Humbert Balsan’s personality. He had an exce...

Palm Beach FF Winners

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  It was a true celebration of film as the Palm Beach International Film Festival celebrated announced its winners in the categories of Best Feature Film, Best Documentary, Best Short Film and Best Director. The jury for the 14th PBIFF consisted of:  Academy Award-nominated actress Shohreh Aghdashloo (House of Sand & Fog, and the upcoming Stoning of Soraya M.) and Debbie Frank, COO of the Frank Theatres, who judged the Feature Films; Director Aaron Wells (whose film Rock and...

Celebration of film wraps in Palm Beach with awards

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It was a true celebration of film as the Palm Beach International Film Festival celebrated its 14th installment, which took place April 23 – 27, 2009. After five days of screenings, the jury votes were tallied to determine the winners for Best Feature Film, Best Documentary, Best Short Film and Best Director, while audiences voted for their favorite in categories of features, documentaries and shorts. Jury winners were announced at an afternoon press conference, and the Audience Choice Award...

Palm Beach wraps, with award winners announced

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It was a true celebration of film as the Palm Beach International Film Festival celebrated its 14th installment, which took place April 23 – 27, 2009. After five days of screenings, the jury votes were tallied to determine the winners for Best Feature Film, Best Documentary, Best Short Film and Best Director, while audiences voted for their favorite in categories of features, documentaries and shorts. Jury winners were announced at an afternoon press conference, and the Audience Choice Award...

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