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Nemesis

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Director: Stian Hafstad.
Nemesis is the story of Arne (Trond Gil), who is convinced he has superpowers. He just hasn't found them yet. So he decides to put up a wanted note for an archenemy, hoping that it will help him discover his true powers.

Interview with Cairo Film Fest President Dr Ezzat-Abou-Ouf

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Cairo International Film Festival president, Dr Ezzat-Abou-Ouf, talks to Jeremy Colson about this year's festival and his hopes for the future. CAIRO ~ 20 November 2009 Could you tell us a bit about yourself, your background? I graduated from medical school but still being young I wanted to practice something more creative than medicine so I enrolled at the conservatoire and learned more about music. After that I played western and jazz music. It was a family affair, me and my si...

Cairo International Film Festival president Dr Ezzat Abou Ouf talks to Filmfestivals.Com

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Cairo International Film Festival president, Dr Ezzat-Abou-Ouf, talks to Jeremy Colson about this year's festival and his hopes for the future.  CAIRO ~ 20 November 2009 Could you tell us a bit about yourself, your background? I graduated from medical school but still being young I wanted to practice something more creative than medicine so I enrolled at the conservatoire and learned more about music. After that I played western and jazz music. It was a family affair, me a...

11th Mumbai Film Festival comes to a Close!

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UK film WHITE LIGHTNIN' wins the INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION for the First Feature Films of Directors with a cash prize of Rs. 50 Lakh ~ LA PIVELLINA (THE LITTLE ONE) wins the Jury Grand Prize along with cash prize Rs. 25 Lakh ~ An incredible end to an exceptional start! The curtain closed on the 11th edition of Mumbai Film Festival organized by the Mumbai Academy of Moving Image (MAMI) at Mumbai amidst the who's who of the of Indian and World cinema gracing the closure of the event ...

NJ Detective Harry Shortway Junior Dares Making A Run For Political Office in Vernon NJ Five vie for three Vernon seats (WARNING

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NJ Detective Harry Shortway Junior Dares Making A Run For Political Office in Vernon NJ Five vie for three Vernon seats (WARNING TO VOTERS)!!     By ROBERTA FUGATE rjfugate@njherald.com VERNON — Three Republicans and two Independents will compete for three seats on the Vernon Township Committee in Tuesday’s election. Republicans Harry Shortway and Michael Pier are ru...

A NEW KONKANI FILM IN THE MAKING

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   A NEW 35 MM KONKANI FEATURE FILM (CELLULOID, DOLBY SOUND, 120 MINUTES DURATION) IS DUE FOR RELEASE IN NOVEMBER 2009.   THE FILM IS SHOT IN THE PICTURESQUE LOCALES OF BEAUTIFUL GOA. ITS THE STORY OF A WOMAN WHO IS PUSHED UNKNOWINGLY BY HER HUSBAND INTO THE ARMS OF ANOTHER MAN.   WHAT ARE THE CONSEQUENCES? SHE IS FORCED TO MAKE A CHOICE OR IS THERE AN ALTERNATIVE?   YOU BE THE JUDGE!  ...

2 producers found guilty of conspiring to bribe a former Thai government official

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A pair of Beverly Hills film producers have been found guilty of conspiring to bribe a former Thai government official to obtain contracts that provided for, among other things, control of the annual Bangkok International Film Festival, the Justice Department said Monday.A jury in California on Friday found Gerald Green, 77, and Patricia Green, 52, guilty of money laundering and conspiracy to violate the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act. A jury also found substantive violations under the FCPA, a hi...

COMPARATIVE ANALYSIS: WHEREBY MLADIC & KARADZIC TREATED ME WEST MILFORD DETECTIVES HARRY SHORTWAY & PETER VAN GILST

----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- COMPARATIVE ANALYSIS: WHEREBY MLADIC & KARADZIC TREATED ME WEST MILFORD DETECTIVES HARRY SHORTWAY & PETER VAN GILST Wednesday, April 15, 2009 Comparing Whereby Karadzic & Mladic Treate Me W/NJ Deteecties Harry SHarry Shortway, Pete Van Gilst, Sorchinski Could Face Murder Charges Sou

Awoye

Director: Specialborn Seyi Akanbi.
Awoye is a story that revolves around a once respected judge, Bogunjoko (Baroka), who commits murder and is to be brought to judgment by Jimmy (Taiwo Ibikunle), who this judge had once sentenced to prison over an offence committed by Bolaji (Morin Olaniyi), the son of Bogunjoko while Bolaji, Jimmy and some other friends of theirs were still in the university. The scenario costs Bolaji his life while Bogunjoko is set free.

The Italian Invasion Of New York

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  by Sandy Mandelberger, Film New York Editor With the tabloids on both sides of the Atlantic covering the nasty divorce spat between Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi and his former-actress wife (a spicy melange of adultery, illicit sex with teenage "models" and political corruption), the Italian penchant for soap opera and high drama continues unabated. Our on-going interest and curiosity about all things Italian c...

Dungog Film Festival wrapped

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3rd Dungog Film Festival May 28 - 31, 2009 ON THE ROAD ... TO STARDOM The 2009 Dungog Film Festival opened with the world premiere of Stone Bros, Richard Frankland's road movie with belly laughs, an attempt to bridge Australia's black / white cultural abyss with comedy. It also signals the Festival's coming of age as a platform to showcase new Australian films, a role that's the mark of a genuinely valuable festival. Andrew L. Urban reports. If you accept that 1...

Dungog Film Festival wrapped

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DUNGOG FILM FESTIVAL 2009 – WRAP3rd Dungog Film Festival May 28 – 31, 2009ON THE ROAD … TO STARDOMThe 2009 Dungog Film Festival opened with the world premiere of Stone Bros, Richard Frankland’s road movie with belly laughs, an attempt to bridge Australia’s black / white cultural abyss with comedy. It also signals the Festival’s coming of age as a platform to showcase new Australian films, a role that’s the mark of a genuinely valuable festival. Andrew L. Urban reports.If you accept...

In competition: "In The Beginning" by Xavier Giannoli

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About the film: The third French film in the running for the Palme d’Or, In the Beginning, is the occastion for Xavier Giannoli to return to Cannes, three years after the in-Competition screening of The Singer and eleven years after his 15-minute L’Interview was awarded the Short Film Palme d'Or. Giannoli's latest feature is a drama set in Northern France, and it is based on a real-life event. A small-time swindler defrauds an entire region into thinking he is a sta...

In competition: "Fish Tank"

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About the film: Fish Tank, the second film by British director Andrea Arnold, is also her second ticket to the Croisette. On her last visit, in 2006, she went home with the Jury Prize for Red Road. Her latest, presented in Competition, is an intimate family chronicle. Heroine Mia is a rebellious teenager thoroughly disgusted by her family and surroundings. But the arrival of Connor, her mother's new boyfriend, will transform her vision of life. To make Fish Tank, Andrea Arnold put her...

Interview with Ralph Fiennes for The Guilt and Shame

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Ralph Fiennes InterviewFEST-International Film Festival, Belgrade A year 2009 has got a great honor for FEST-Belgrade International Film Festival www.fest.rs to have such a distinguished guest Ralph Fiennes to open the festival. Ralph Fiennes has visited Belgrade firstly to look for a convenient location where he is going to direct his first film, Shakespeare’s “Coriolanus”, the same time next year. Among the rest the film directed by Stephen Daldry “The Reader” opened the festival i...

FEST09-The Guilt and Shame

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  Ralph Fiennes 20th of February 2009, FEST-International Film Festival, Belgrade   A year 2009 has got a great honor for FEST-Belgrade International Film Festival www.fest.rs to have such a distinguished guest Ralph Fiennes to open the festival. Ralph Fiennes has visited Belgrade firstly to look for a convenient location where he is going to direct his first film, Shakespeare’s “Coriolanus”, the same time next year. Among the rest the film directed by Stephen Daldry “The Reader...

Berlinale 2009 Post Script

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Dieter Kosslick's comment that “Reality has actually surpassed fiction this year” fits rather well the 2009 edition of the Berlinale. Kosslick has directed the Berlinale since 2001 and helped to elevate it to rank with Cannes and Venice as one of three most important global film festivals. His take on the Berlinale as being political has often been criticized yet not detracted from the importance of the festival. The opening film THE INTERNATIONAL by Tom Twyker about the criminal activities...

ECU Program announced: check the online community

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The European Independent Film Festival (ÉCU), Europe’s premiere event for independent filmmakersand their audiences, announces its Official Selection for the fourth edition ofthe festival. ÉCU will showcase 94 films from 25 countries ranging in genrefrom feature films, short films,documentaries, animation and experimental films and for the first time a category for filmsdealing with environmental issues. Competing at ÉCU 2009 will be ‘Voyage d’Affaires’ starring Guillaume Canet, ‘...

NEWSLETTER N° 404: February 25, 2009

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Our newsletter reaches over 73 000 subscribers every week   Follow this link if you cannot read the newsletter properly Contact the Editor of the site, Advertise on the sites. ENJOY THE NEW VERSION OF THE SITE LAUNCHED THIS WEEK Quick summary of the changes on fest21.com include : - New look, easier navigation - Transfer of the Festival Directory data...

Day 5 it's Carnival Mardi Gras in Porto (and everywhere else) also a big fat day for me with 4 films to judge.

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Prime Time  (in fantastic competition) ie: I cant comment   Does fiction copy reality or is it that reality inspires fiction? Is TV a mirror of the society and a reality show a virtual reality that anticipates the future which awaits us? After "Big Brother "and other shows that invaded the intimacy and privacy of the competitors, "Prime Time" crosses the last barrier. A show where the competitors are volunteers by force. They all hide a secret and a crime an...

THE EUROPEAN INDEPENDENT FILM FESTIVAL (ÉCU) ANNOUNCES OFFICIAL 2009 SELECTION

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Festival to showcase 94 films from 25 countries 13-15 March PARIS,FRANCE (18 February, 2009) – The European Independent Film Festival (ÉCU), Europe’s premiere event for independent filmmakersand their audiences, announces its Official Selection for the fourth edition ofthe festival. ÉCU will showcase 94 films from 25 countries ranging in genrefrom feature films, short films,documentaries, animation and experimental films and for the first time a category for filmsdealing with environmenta...

The seven-member German-French jury for the Berlinale section Perspektive Deutsches Kino

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For the sixth time, international francophone television station TV5MONDE – an official partner of the Berlinale – the Berlin International Film Festival and the German-French Youth Association issued a call for candidates in the two nations to give young German and French film fans the opportunity to collaborate as jury members in the awarding of the “Dialogue en perspective” prize. The seven cineastes, who will have the honour of experiencing the 59th Berlin International Film ...

Sunscreen Film Festival

Sunscreen Film Festival is organized and presented by the St. Petersburg-Clearwater Film Society, a not-for-profit 501(c) (3) organization, which is dedicated to educating the public about the art of visual storytelling, enhancing opportunities for local filmmakers to develop their craft and art, and increasing the public’s awareness and support of local filmmaking as a cultural and economic asset. 

History:

The Sunscreen Film Festival has grown from its first festival in a local art gallery with 600 attendees in 2006 to a nationally recognized event with an attendance of over 11,000 people in 2011.  The SSFF has screened over 600 independent films in its first 6 years.  The festival is based at the Baywalk Entertainment Complex and Muvico 20 Theaters.  The festival additionally utilizes multiple locations around downtown St. Petersburg.

Sunscreen places a great emphasis on supporting and encouraging Florida based talent.  A grant has been established and given to the past two Best Florida Film winners at Sunscreen.  Additionally SSFF has film acquisition execs in attendance every year.  Over a dozen films have been picked up for distribution in the last 3 years at Sunscreen. 

Sunscreen is different from other festivals in that the festival guests are expected to take part in workshops, classes or some other manner that supports the mission of the festival.  Guests are asked to participate in educational programming as a part of their attendance at the festival.  Past guests over the first 6 festivals have included;

Just a few of our past guests have included:

  • actor John Travolta (Grease, Pulp Fiction)
  • actor Kelly Preston (Jerry Maguire)
  • actor Billy Dee Williams (Empire Strikes Back, Brian’s Song)
  • actor Patrick Wilson (Watchmen, Phantom of the Opera)
  • actor Jeff Donovan (Burn Notice, Changeling)
  • actor Ethan Supplee (My Name is Earl, Butterfly Effect)
  • actor Bill Cobbs (Night at the Museum, over 100 credits)
  • actor Alexa Vega (Spy Kids 1,2,3, Broken Hill)
  • actor Ayanna Berkshire (Twilight, Leverage)
  • actor Solomon Trimble (Twilight)

  • Ralph Winter (Producer, X-men 1-3, Wolverine, Fantastic Four, Star Trek 2-4)
  • Phil Cooke (Author, Filmmaker, Media Consultant)
  • Dean Batali (Producer, Head Writer, That 70’s Show, Buffy the Vampire Slayer)
  • Sean Covel (Producer, Napoleon Dynamite)
  • Doc Wyatt (Producer, Napoleon Dynamite)
  • Leo Partible (Comic Author, Producer)

  • screenwriter Timothy J. Sexton (Oscar nominee for Children of Men)
  • screenwriter Steven de Souza (Die Hard, 48 Hours)
  • casting director Lana Veenker (Twilight, Leverage)
  • casting director John Jackson (About Schmidt, Sideways)
  • composer, musician Michael Tolcher, (Scrubs, One Tree Hill, ESPN)
  • producer Dave Anderson (Prince of Egypt)
  • distribution, finance, acquisitions Jamie Fleming
  • distribution, finance, acquisitions John Flynn

Description:

The Sunscreen Film Festival which is put on by The non-profit St. Petersburg Clearwater Film Society not only screens great films and brings in top notch Hollywood talent but it also provides excellent year round programming.  The festival’s year round programming includes; special film screenings in partnership with and screened at the Museum of Fine Arts in downtown St. Petersburg, free outdoor film screenings, a Film School Summer Camp, and educational “Film Schools” for adults and kids throughout the year.  As well as actor’s workshops and community support programs.  Sunscreen additionally screens local independent films throughout the year in a theater environment to support local and Florida filmmakers.

The Sunscreen Film Festival is steadily growing into one of the top film festivals in the country. By programming great films, and bringing in top notch industry talent Sunscreen has established itself as one of the best young film festivals around. 

Sunscreen continues to receive community support from the following entities in the form of resources and in-kind donations.  The City of St. Petersburg, The Pinellas County Film Commission, The St. Petersburg Museum of Fine Arts, The University of Tampa, Southeastern University Lakeland, The Dali Museum, Baywalk Entertainment Complex and Muvico Theaters, and The Renaissance Vinoy Resort.

International Youth Film Festival Tirol

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This filmfestival should give young people the opportunity to present their films at an international stage. An international jury will judge. The best films of the festival will be screened in June 2006.

The Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival

The Film Festival is So. Cal’s premier showcase for Asian Pacific diasporic and international cinema. Set for its 27th edition, the Festival is presented by Visual Communications, the nation’s premier Asian Pacific American media arts organization.
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