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2012 Nihilist Film Fest Returns to Echo Park Film Center

For the thirteenth year, the Nihilist Cultural Foundation presents the Nihilist International Film Festival.  This year’s evening of films will be presented at the Echo Park Film Center.  The show will start at 8:00 pm on Friday, December 7. The festival includes two hours of short films from around the country and around the world.  The films range from troubling to hilarious, from profound to completely silly.  Pretty much, something for everyone (except children an...

Film Festival Tourism: Bahamas, December 2012

Johnny Depp and Leslie Vanderpool, Executive Director,Bahamas International Film Festival For upper income groups, cultural tourism has developed over the last decade into a significant part of their leisure activities over the last decades. The consumption of soft cultural products such as visual representations and film has become an integral part of their life. Film festival tourism, a relatively recent phenomenon has emerged as a significant niche market. If film festivals meet s...

The Bahamas International Film Festival (BIFF) goes island hopping and will travel to Eleuthera

Immediately following it's ninth annual festival scheduled for Dec 6 - 9, 2012 the Bahamas International Film Festival (BIFF) will travel to Eleuthera for a continuation of this year's celebration to be known as The Best of the Fest Eleuthera. During its visit to Harbour Island and Governor’s Harbour, a full program of films and festivities will be offered for the enjoyment of visiting Filmmakers, guests and local residents. The schedule of events to be held Dec. 10 – 14, includes Opening ...

The jury members of The 9th Bahamas Film Fest

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  Bruno Chatelin Short Film Bruno Chatelin, HEC Business School alumni, began his marketing career in 1979 with large international Advertising Agencies: Publicis, DMM Masius and JWT, where he handled accounts such as Kellog’s Unilever, Colgate Palmolive, Mars Foods, Mastercard...  Former film distributor He started in 1985 working for Sony then UGC 20th Century FOX in France (Marketing Director and Managing Director) he has launched ...

Pacific Meridian 10th anniversary Film Festival ambiance

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 The festival like a bridge from heart to heart; 10 years passed, everything is still ahead   The Opening Ceremony of the 10th anniversary Film Festival “Pacific Meridian” was surprisingly heartfelt, absolutely sincere. All the speakers congratulated the festival on its first and, as they pointed, not the last anniversary. Everybody was saying that: festival’s guests, spectators and even official persons. And the master of ceremony – an actor Alexander Ol...

Annual La Femme Film Festival 2012 launches 8th edition

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La Femme Film Festival founder Leslie LaPage announced the 8th Annual La Femme Film Festival 2012, films screening at the festivalfrom October 11th – 14th in Los Angeles, CA. with Hollywood’s Celebrity Stars: Daryl Hannah, Susan Sarandon, Olympia Dukakis, Morgan Fairchild, Billy Zane and Andie MacDowell.   The four (4) day fest will screen over 100 films highlighting independent features, shorts, documentaries, commercials, and music videos. We are excited to announce some of ...

Abu Dhabi Film Commission (part of twofour54) announces the launch of the region’s first incentive scheme

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twofour54, the media & creative industries hub and the Abu Dhabi Film Commission (part of twofour54), have launched the region’s first incentive scheme as it looks to accelerate Abu Dhabi as the first choice for international and regional producers needing location, production and post-production services. The scheme will be operational from September 1st.  The incentive, in the form of a rebate of up to 30% of qualifying spend in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi, will be available fo...

BATTLESHIP stars berth at Sydney; Luna Park; Taylor Kitsch, Rihanna, Brooklyn Decker, director Peter Berg

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Ahoy. The battle for earth begins at sea in epic action-adventure BATTLESHIP - but tonight the all-star cast was warmly welcomed to iconic and circus like Luna Park Sydney, for the Australian Premiere of their highly anticipated new film. In an exciting and profitable partnership, Universal Pictures and 2Day FM co-presented the Australian Premiere under the Luna Park Big Top, where leading man Taylor Kitsch (John Carter)  walked the red carpet with his co-stars...

Movie Walk Of Fame At Randwick Ritz; The Spot Festival - film, foodies and more

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Movie Walk Of Fame At Randwick Ritz; The Spot Festival - film, foodies and more Today thousands of Sydneysiders tuned out in droves for the The Spot Festival at Randwick in Sydney's eastern suburbs. The major event was one giant party and a celebration of movies, food, and there was also plenty of embracing of multi multiculturalism, both in food and dance. There was live entertainment on three stages and two of ...

Movie Walk Of Fame At Randwick Ritz; The Spot Festival - film, foodies and more

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Today thousands of Sydneysiders tuned out in droves for the The Spot Festival at Randwick in Sydney's eastern suburbs. The major event was one giant party and a celebration of movies, food, and there was also plenty of embracing of multi multiculturalism, both in food and dance. There was live entertainment on three stages and two of Australia’s most iconic actors, Barry Otto and Deborah Mailman were honoured on the Australian Film Walk of Fame.  ...

National Multicultu​ral Festival 2012; Festival Opens In Canberra, Australia

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National Multicultu​ral Festival 2012; Festival Opens In Canberra, Australia - 10th February 2012 Today the National Multicultural Festival commenced in the nation's capital Canberra, with live music and fine food playing a significent part in the celebration. More than 200,000 people are going to converge in Canberra's city centre this weekend for the annual celebration of multiculturalism. The 16th festival features a record 350 stalls representing just about eve...

'How Big Is Your Love?' Interview with Fatma Zohra Zamoum

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              Algerian director Fatma Zohra Zamoum (‘How Big is Your Love’, 2011); speaks. The film ‘How Big is Your Love’
(Kedach ethabni, 2011) by writer/director/producer Fatma Zohra Zamoum is set in modern Algiers, Algeria. It is a touching tale about a young eight year-old boy, Adel, whose parents are in the midst of an irreconcilable separation, during which time Adel stays with his grandmother. To c...

'How Big Is Your Love?' Interview with Fatma Zohra Zamoum

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  Algerian director Fatma Zohra Zamoum (‘How Big is Your Love’, 2011); speaks. The film ‘How Big is Your Love’
(Kedach ethabni, 2011) by writer/director/producer Fatma Zohra Zamoum is set in modern Algiers, Algeria. It is a touching tale about a young eight year-old boy, Adel, whose parents are in the midst of an irreconcilable separation, during which time Adel stays with his grandmother. To cope with the emotionally challenging situation, Adel finds an escape with...

Veteran environmental filmmaker Mike Pandey awarded V Shantaram Life Time Achievement at MIFF 2012

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Veteran environmental filmmaker Mike Pandey from Delhi was honoured with the prestigious V Shantaram Life Time Achievement Award of the Mumbai International Film Festival for shorts, documentaries and animation films – MIFF 2012 The award carries a citation, a trophy and a cash prize of Rs 500,000. Instituted in 1996 in memory of India’s foremost film maker V Shantaram, the Life Time Achievement Award aims to recognise the multi-faceted contributions of an Indian for the documentary ...

The 84th Academy Awards Nominations - Full List

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By Maria Esteves – January 29, 2012 The 84th Academy Awards Nominations were announced by Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS) President Tom Sherak and 2010 Academy Award nominee Jennifer Lawrence (Winter’s Bone) at the Academy’s Samuel Goldwyn Theater, California on Tuesday, January 24, 2012. Eleven Oscar nominations went to Hugo, directed by Martin Scorsese and The Artist, directed by Michel Hazanavicius received ten Oscar nominations including best picture and best dir...

San Francisco Executive Director Bingham Ray passed away while in Sundance

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  The San Francisco Film Society regrets to announce that Executive Director Bingham Ray passed away on January 23 while attending the 2012 Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah. Bingham Ray Photo by Michael Rauner "The board of directors and staff of the Film Society are stunned and deeply saddened by the untimely death of our executive director Bingham Ray. We at the Film Society a...

2012 Sundance Film Festival out-of-competition sections Spotlight films

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Sundance Institute announced today the films selected to screen in the 2012 Sundance Film Festival out-of-competition sections Spotlight, Park City at Midnight, NEXT <=> and New Frontier. The Festival takes place from January 19 through 29 in Park City, Salt Lake City, Ogden and Sundance, Utah. The complete list of films is available at www.sundance.org/festival. Trevor Groth, Director of Programming for the Sundance Film Festival, said, “In many ways, the extremes of the Festiva...

The program of short films selected to screen at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival

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Sundance Institute announced today the program of short films selected to screen at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival. This year's Short Film program is comprised of 64 short films selected from a record 7,675 submissions, up 16% over submissions for the 2011 Festival. The Festival will be January 19 through 29 in Park City, Salt Lake City, Ogden and Sundance, Utah. Trevor Groth, Director of Programming for the Sundance Film Festival, said, “As technology allows greater access to short f...

Sundance Film Festival 2012 Films in Premieres and Documentary Premieres Sections

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Sundance Institute announced today the films selected to screen in the out-of-competition Premieres and Documentary Premieres sections of the 2012 Sundance Film Festival. The Festival will be held January 19 through 29 in Park City, Salt Lake City, Ogden and Sundance, Utah. The complete list of films is available at www.sundance.org/festival. John Cooper, Director of the Sundance Film Festival, said, "The fact that most of the Premieres have been produced completely independently fu...

2012 Sundance Film Festival competition films

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Sundance Institute announced today the films selected for the U.S. and World Cinema Dramatic and Documentary Competitions of the 2012 Sundance Film Festival. The Sundance Film Festival will take place January 19 through 29 in Park City, Salt Lake City, Ogden and Sundance, Utah. The complete list of films is available at www.sundance.org/festival. Robert Redford, Founder and President of Sundance Institute remarked, "We are, and always have been, a festival about the filmmakers. So w...

2012 Sundance Film Festival travelling line up announced

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Sundance Institute announced today the films from the 2012 Sundance Film Festival that will screen in independent theaters in nine different cities around the country. The screenings are part of Sundance Film Festival USA, a program designed to bring the Festival experience to film-loving audiences nationwide. The 2012 Sundance Film Festival takes place January 19 through 29 in Park City, Salt Lake City, Ogden and Sundance, Utah. On January 26, the second Thursday of the Sundance Film Festiv...

2012 Sundance Film Festival traveling line up announced

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Sundance Institute announced today the films from the 2012 Sundance Film Festival that will screen in independent theaters in nine different cities around the country. The screenings are part of Sundance Film Festival USA, a program designed to bring the Festival experience to film-loving audiences nationwide. The 2012 Sundance Film Festival takes place January 19 through 29 in Park City, Salt Lake City, Ogden and Sundance, Utah. On January 26, the second Thursday of the Sundance Film Festival, ...

The Best Film: The Future Last Forever

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The awarded films of the 2nd Malatya International Film Festival were announced at the festival's glorious closing gala on 24th of November. ‘Migration’ main themed festival’s juries awarded the ‘Best of 2011’. 120 feature and short films from around 40 different countries were screened during the week full of activities. Sponsored by Manas Homes, the festival was organized by World Mass Media Research Foundation with the support of the Malatya Apricot Research, Developmen...

Malatya Film Festival received high praise from the Jury

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 2nd Malatya Film Festival continuous with significant activities and screenings. With the support of the Malatya Apricot Research, Development and Promotion Foundation and Malatya Governorship, festival is led by Malatya Governor Ulvi Saran and organized by World Mass Media Research Foundation. The festival is embracing the main theme of ‘Migration’ to mark the 50th year of the Turkish workers’ migration to the Germany.  On its second day, Bora Gökşingöl held a workshop on ...

Sculpture By Sea At Sydney's Bondi Beach; Everyone's A Winner, by Eva Rinaldi

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Sculpture By Sea At Sydney's Bondi Beach; Everyone's A Winner, by Eva Rinaldi - 20th November 2011 It wasn't Sculpture By The Sea that motivated Paul Selwood to become a sculpture artist, but rather the architecture of the Sydney Opera House. On Thursday Selwood snatched the top prize at Bondi's 15th Sculpture By The Sea exhibition. Selwood won with his abstract steel construction 'Paradiegma Metaphysic'. ...

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