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Trudie Styler will preside Ischia Global Film Festival 2012

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Article published in the NY Times  "I'm not an unkind person," says Trudie Styler, "but by the same token, I'm not a people-pleaser." DURING a visit to India to celebrate her 50th birthday, Trudie Styler consulted a seer. Recently, she recalled the episode, highlighted by a reading of her Vedic chart, with mock incredulity. "Oh, madam, by golly, this chart is very unique,' " she was told. " 'By 2012, you could be asking for the Taj Ma...

2012 Tribeca Film Festival Announces World Narrative And Documentary Competition Selections Plus Out-Of-Competition Viewpoints

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The 2012 Tribeca Film Festival (TFF), presented by American Express®, today announced the World Narrative and Documentary Competition film selections, along with selections for the out-of-competition Viewpoints section—the program established last year that highlights personal stories in international and independent cinema. Forty-six of the 90 feature-length films were announced. The 11th edition of the Festival will take place from April 18 to April 29 at locations around New York City. ...

EROTIKOS FILM FESTIVAL INTRODUCES HOSTESS NANCY-SUTTON PIERCE

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The first-ever international Erotikos Film Festival will take place September 15-22, 2012, at the notorious Super-Inclusive Hedonism II Resort and Spa in Negril, Jamaica and will feature Nancy Sutton-Pierce as the hostess. Sutton-Pierce is author of As You Desire Sex column at anewscafe.com and radio personality on The Conscious Living Show.  Her new book “A Guide for Men…10 Keys to Unlock Your Woman’s Sexual Desire” was released November 2011.   Her focus is to educate those...

Between the Comic and the Tragic: An Interview With Director Kenji Yamauchi

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In his feature film debut “Being Mitsuko” which had its world premiere on October 13 at the Warsaw Film Festival, Japanese director Kenji Yamauchi walks a fine genre line between the comic and the tragic. And it works. Imbued with a strong dose of black humor and absurdist elements, Yamauchi has crafted an intricate narrative that revolves around the lives of Mitsuko and Emi Shinozaki, two 20-something sisters living in their family house in suburban Tokyo.  But there is hardly...

International Panorama 13, Patras International Film Festival & Culture ended with awards

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Cultural Resistance In a successful and festive atmosphere, Patras International Film Festival & Culture - "13th International Panorama" ended on Saturday, 8th of October, organized by the non-profit organization "International Panorama of Independent Film and Video Creators" in collaboration with the Editorial Committee of the online magazine «Cineek magazine-online magazine of Alternative Culture», www.cineek.gr. The festival started on 1st of October 2010 and ...

It's raining films in Durban

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25 July: Day 1 The Weather Girls sing about it's raining men. In Durban it's raining wonderful films and the weather is miserable too in what is normally a balmy sub-tropical city. I have been planning my viewing schedule since the programme was released a month ago and it constantly changed as there is so much to see and the films are so varied and the must-see ones clash. I try to include the big festival winners - and they are all in Durban. I left the schedule 80% percent comp...

NEWSLETTER N° 503:April 2, 2011

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 .............                                                                                                                                                          NEWSLETTER N° 503:April 2, 2011 Follow this LINK if you cannot read the newsletter properly  Cannes sponsoring and advertising options on call. Email us Become a sponsor of the iPhone application Bundle offer Moving...

ECU 2011: DAY ONE updates

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GETTING READYÉCU team arrived to the the cinéma 7 Parnassiens bright and early to get ready for the opening night of ÉCU 2011. We will give you updates the whole weekend long, so stay tuned.Lèquipe d`ÉCU sont arrivé ce matin au cinéma 7 Parnassiens pour commencer la préparation pour la soirée d’ouverture d’ÉCU 2011. Nous allons vous donner des mis a jour pendant tout le weekend donc rester connecté.Check out the photo album at Flickr: http://www.flickr.com/photos/43776598@N04/5579...

Meet Anouska Ravanshad

Welcome to ECU 2011. Meet Anouska Ravanshad- ECU hostess, who will be bringing you interviews with filmmakers the whole weekend long.

2011 Body & Soul NYC Martin Luther King Dance Event

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By Maria Esteves – January 3, 2011 The Annual 2011 Body & Soul NYC Martin Luther King Dance Celebration will be held at the historic Webster Hall, New York, Sunday, January 16, 2011, 6:00pm - 2:00am. Presented by John Davis, JD Productions, the dynamic trio world renowned resident DJs Joaquin "Joe" Claussell, Francois “K” Kevorkian (MAESTRO documentary film), and Danny Krivit (The Godfather of Disco, MAESTRO documentary films) will showcase their slate in House, Dub, a...

Awards of Patras International Film Festival

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"12th International Panorama"…since we have not sailed yetthe most beautiful seas…In a successful and festive atmosphere, Patras International Film Festival & Culture – “12th International Panorama” ended on Saturday, 9th of October, organized by the non-profit organization “International Panorama of Independent Film and Video Creators” in collaboration with the Editorial Committee of the online magazine «Cineek magazine-online magazine of Alternative Culture», www.cineek.gr. The...

2010 Body & Soul NYC Columbus Day Weekend Dance Event

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By Maria Esteves – October 4, 2010The Annual 2010 Body & Soul Columbus Day Weekend Dance Event will be held at the legendary Webster Hall, New York, Sunday, October 10, 2010, 6:00pm - 2:00am. Presented by John Davis of JD Productions, world renowned resident DJs Joaquin "Joe" Claussell, Danny Krivit, and François K will be on deck to showcase their outstanding talent in House, Electro/Trans, and Soulful dance music. The evening includes an opening set by Andy Hanley, lighting...

A Gracious and Grateful Closing Night at ARPA International Film Festival

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A Gracious and Grateful Closing Night at ARPA International Film Festival By Ron Gilbert   On one of the warmest evenings the closing night at the Egyptian Theatre in Hollywood, Alex Kalognomos the festival’s artistic director introduced the hostess actress Raya Meddine  who welcomed everyone in 6 languages The event was attended by many celebrities and dignitaries including Grigor Hovhannissian, Consul General of the Republic of Armenia I was very tak...

Recording artist Kenny Bobien sings "Father" at Dance Marathon For Haiti Relief

By Maria Esteves - February 17, 2010 Dance Marathon For Haiti Relief was held at the world-renowned Webster Hall Grand Ballroom, New York, on Sunday, February 7, 7:00pm-4:00am. Dancers were elated in the spirit as recording artist Kenny Bobien sang "Father."

Dawn Tallman sings "You are Why" at Dance Marathon For Haiti Relief

By Maria Esteves - February 17, 2010 Dance Marathon For Haiti Relief was held at the world-renowned Webster Hall Grand Ballroom, New York, on Sunday, February 7, 7:00pm - 4:00am. Dancers were elated in the spirit as recording artist Dawn Tallman sang "You are Why."

Dance Marathon For Haiti Relief Celebrates Life at Webster Hall

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By Maria Esteves - February 17, 2010 Dance Marathon For Haiti Relief was held at the world-renowned Webster Hall Grand Ballroom, New York, on Sunday, February 7, 7:00pm-4:00am. International DJs and artists in Dance (House) Music who contributed to the show included Danny Krivit (718 Sessions, Body&SOUL), Grammy Award winning artist David Morales (Def Mix), Grammy Award winning artist Louie Vega (Vega Records),Tony Humphries (Tony Records), Tony Touch (Sullivan Room), Tony Smith, Barbara...

Angel Film Awards - Monaco International Film Festival Awards

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Angel Film Awards - Monaco International Film Festival  concluded December 6th, 2009 Last week I attended the Angel Film Awards in Monaco- a glamorous three-day extravaganza, where the films in competition promote, unusually, peace and love - a refreshing antidote to the usual violent and gratuitous fodder thrown at us from Hollywood. Started seven years ago by Rosana Golden and Dean Bentley, specifically to showcase non-violent films, the Angel Film Awards may eschew violence but this...

Thai Film Pioneer At POFF

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The 13th edition of POFF, the Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival held in the Estonian capital, kicked off a 10-day marathon of film premieres, special events and industry meetings with the premiere of the American indie hit (500) DAYS OF SUMMER last night. Today, Pen-ek Ratanaruang, Thai film director and jury member of the EurAsia Competition program, will hold a press conference prior to the presentation tomorrow evening of his latest film NYMPH. The director has been one of the innovators in...

Thai Film Pioneer At POFF

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  The 13th edition of POFF, the Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival held in the Estonian capital, kicked off a 10-day marathon of film premieres, special events and industry meetings with the premiere of the American indie hit (500) DAYS OF SUMMER last night. Today, Pen-ek Ratanaruang, Thai film director and jury member of the EurAsia Competition program, will hold a press conference prior to the presentation tomorrow evening of his latest film NYMPH. The director has been on...

Oscar, Meet Precious

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  Oscar, meet Precious........the Academy Awards have just gotten their first blast of ghetto love with the rising tide surrounding the urban drama PRECIOUS: Based On The Novel Push By Sapphire by producer-turned-director Lee Daniels. The film, a major hit out of Sundance and screened to great acclaim in Cannes, Toronto and New York, opened theatrically in the United States this past weekend…..and broke box office records for its per-screen performance. Logging in an astonishing $100,00...

Moondance International Film Festival wrapped

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The 10th anniversary Moondance International Film Festival was a great success, and a wonderful time was had by all! Attendees enjoyed the 71 indy films that were screened at Boulder's Dairy Center for the Arts, the Shambhala Meditation Center, and a unique, first-ever venue: inside the dome of the Fiske Planetarium, plus our popular workshops, special presentations, private consultations, and networking parties with delicious food and good company at the St. Julien Hotel terrace, with lovely co...

Abu Dhabi’s Film Festival’s line up

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The lineup of Gala evening screenings was announced today for the third Middle East International Film Festival to be held October 8-17 in Abu Dhabi. Among the festival’s highest-profile offerings, these nine films include, in the words of the Festival’s Executive Director Peter Scarlet, ‘’far more than the minimum daily requirement of big-names - in the cast, or behind the camera, and on the Festival’s red carpet.” The Festival’s Centerpiece offering will be the World Premiere o...

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