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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.  ...

Anaheim Film Festival & Media Arts Expo Set to Unspool in the Fall

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Art and Commerce converge in Anaheim’s premier all in one entertainment content festival and marketplace, November 14-18, 2012 Entertainment content creators, buyers and Industry leaders expected to converge in Anaheim’s newest global marketplace for Film, Television, Music, Digital and Media Arts related industries.Jo Moulton, Executive Director of the Anaheim Film Arts Society today announced the Inaugural Anaheim Film Festival & Media Arts Expo (“AFFMAX”) is set to open November 14-1...

Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week New York Fall 2012 Coverage

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By Maria Esteves – February 20, 2012 Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week New York Fall 2012 (MBFWNYF12) Collections were held at the tents in Lincoln Center and venues in downtown New York, February 9-16, 2012. Presented by IMG Fashion, MBFWNYF12 was sponsored by American Express, DHL, Diet Pepsi, Fiber One Bars, ideeli, Maybelline New York, Sherry-Lehmann Wine & Spirits, TRESemme, W Hotels Worldwide, and WGSN. This season designer Naeem Khan received the title of ‘Mercedes Benz presents.’...

Program of the festival

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    Day 1 Opening at 5.30 pm Opening film screening at 7.30 pm Opening dinner at 8.30 pm   Guest of honor:        Honorable Foreign Minister Special guest:           Secretary of Information Ministry Guest of honor:         Secretary of Tourism Ministry Guest of honor:         City Mayor of Chittagong  Honorable guest:       foreign delegates   Day 2   General film screening w...

A Splendid Opening Night Awaits the 62nd Berlinale

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The 62nd Berlin International Film Festival is opening tomorrow, February 9, 2012, with the world premiere of Benoît Jacquot's film Les adieux à la Reine. The director will be attending the gala with actors Diane Kruger, Léa Seydoux, Virginie Ledoyen, Xavier Beauvois and Noémie Lvovsky.   Minister of State and Commissioner for Cultural and Media Affairs Bernd Neumann and Berlin's Governing Mayor Klaus Wowereit will open the Festival together with Berlinale Director Dieter Ko...

Filmfest Hamburg TURNS 20

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Filmfest Hamburg TURNS 20 Filmfest Hamburg is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year. Anniversary celebrations will takeplace between September 27th to October 6th, 2012 with an audience of over 40,000 expected. One of them being Hamburg’s 1st Mayor Olaf Scholz: „For the past 20 years, Filmfest Hamburg has been a constant fixture in the cultural landscape of the city. With its broad range of current and outstanding productions from all over the world, it is exemp...

Kaunas International Film Festival was opened with a premiere of a Lithuanian film

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Kaunas International Film Festival, one of the most important Lithuanian cinematic events has began. The festival opened by a Lithuanian film „The Field of Magic“ premiere in Kaunas cinema “Cinamon”. The best films of contemporary cinema and retrospectives will be also shown in “Zalgiris arena” and Kaunas District Public Library. Next week the festival is coming to Vilnius and other cities. During the opening Kaunas Film Festival was congratulated Minister of Culture Arūnas Gel...

27th SBIFF opens on January 26th with Lawrence Kasdan's 'DARLING COMPANION'

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  Tonight on January 26th, 2012 will see opening of the 27th SANTA BARBARA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (SBIFF) in Santa Barbara, California. The festival will open with the world premier of Lawrence Kasdan's film: “DARLING COMPANION” (2012) with an all star cast including Diane Keaton, Kevin Kline, Dianne Wiest. The film will open with a an Oscar-nominated Animated Pixar Short, “LA LUNA” (2011). The screening will take place in the Arlington Theatre in Santa Barbara, CA wi...

Berlinale Forum 2012: Everyday Life and Fantasy

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Differing life plans, generational conflicts and the ambivalence of so-called progress are at the centre of numerous films in the 2012 Forum programme.       As such, Ann-Kristin Reyels' film Formentera follows a young couple on holiday who run into the '68 ideals of their parents' generation and come to realise the extent to which their own ideas about life diverge from one another. Sleepless Knights by Stefan Butzmühlen and Cristina Diz ...

The Winter Film Awards Opening Night: Major Studio and Latin Film Gala in New York February 9th

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  Opening Night of the First Annual Winter Film Awards to award the very best in Major Studio productions and Latin American Film with A-list celebrities and entertainers to be performing, presenting and attending. New York, NY, January 17, 2012 - The Winter Film Awards (WFA) Opening Night will be on par with the finest American award shows of our time. Executive Producer Johnny Falcones says "The Winter Film Awards will be another New York tradition where the Stars can shine for ...

Why do you think there are so many film festivals?

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Interview with Bruno Chatelin         Why do you think there are so many film festivals? They are now relatively easy to set up, with many tools, software, service providers Internet has played a major part in that development (and companies like ours, specialized in festival business have contributed spreading the word and the best practices) Benchmarking has become easier, and is now structured through such events as the...

Why do you think there are so many film festivals?

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Interview with Bruno Chatelin     Why do you think there are so many film festivals? They are now relatively easy to set up, with many tools, software, service providers Internet has played a major part in that development (and companies like ours, specialized in festival business have contributed spreading the word and the best practices) Benchmarking has become easier, and is now structured through such events as the international Film Festival Summit (I hava a role in tha...

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...

Nominees for the 18th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards

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Nominees for the 18th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards® for outstanding performances in 2011 in five film and eight primetime television categories and for the SAG honors for outstanding action performances by film and television stunt ensembles were announced this morning in Los Angeles at the Pacific Design Center’s SilverScreen Theater in West Hollywood.SAG President Ken Howard introduced Judy Greer (“The Descendants”) and Regina King (TNT’s “Southland” and the 18th Annual Scree...

Germans spread Wilkommen mat for Indian filmmakers

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Cash strapped film-makers often look to foreign institutions like the Herbert Bals Fund and UK Film Council to subsidise the production costs.O so wunderbar! They will be happy to know that Germany is offering  generous support ranging from loans, tax credits and price reductions,  provided  the film is a co-production. The Wilkommen mat was spread in the Yuletide season at  a press conference and seminar in the Maquinez Palace during the on-going 42nd edition of the International Film Fes...

Danish Royal Couple Princess Mary And Prince Frederik In Sydney, Bondi Beach And Circular Quay, by Eva Rinaldi

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Danish Royal Couple Princess Mary And Prince Frederik In Sydney, Bondi Beach And Circular Quay, by Eva Rinaldi - 20th November 2011 The Danish Royal Couple, Princess Mary and her husband Crown Prince Frederik of Denmark have been greeted by a warm welcome at Bondi, by locals and royal followers, as they visited the famous Sculpture by the Sea exhibition. New South Wales Premier Barry O'Farrell welcomed the royal coupl...

Curtain is opened at Malatya Film Festival

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The 2nd Malatya International Film Festival organised by World Mass Media Research Foundation with the support of the Malatya Apricot Research, Development and Promotion Foundation and Malatya Governor Ulvi Saran has started with a magnificent opening ceremony last night.  Followed by dinner which was hosted by main media sponsors, A Haber and Sabah Newspaper at the Remark Hill Hotel, the red carpet ceremony began with a speech by the Honorary President of the festival and the Malatya Governor ...

Curtain opened at second Malatya Film Festival

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The 2nd Malatya International Film Festival organised by World Mass Media Research Foundation with the support of the Malatya Apricot Research, Development and Promotion Foundation and Malatya Governor Ulvi Saran has started with a magnificent opening ceremony last night.   Followed by dinner which was hosted by main media sponsors, A Haber and Sabah Newspaper at the Remark Hill Hotel, the red carpet ceremony began with a speech by the Honorary President of the festival and the Mal...

'I'm Carolyn Parker': An interview with actress Kyrah Julian

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Not long after the debut of Jonathan Demme’s latest film, I’M CAROLYN PARKER: THE GOOD, THE MAD AND THE BEAUTIFUL (2011), at the 68th Venice Film Festival, I interviewed Carolyn Parker’s daughter Kyrah Julian, who stars in the documentary and who attended Venice with Demme. Kyrah has been working with Demme since he started the documentary in 2006. Demme met the strong and outspoken Carolyn Parker in 2006 when she complained to the New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin about the neglect of the Nin...

'I'm Carolyn Parker': An interview with actress Kyrah Julian

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Actress Kyrah Julian and producer Lindsay Jaeger Not long after the debut of Jonathan Demme’s latest film, I’M CAROLYN PARKER: THE GOOD, THE MAD AND THE BEAUTIFUL (2011), at the 68th Venice Film Festival, I interviewed Carolyn Parker’s daughter Kyrah Julian, who stars in the documentary and who attended Venice with Demme. Kyrah has been working with Demme since he started the documentary in 2006. Demme met the strong and outspoken Carolyn Parker in 2006 when she complained to the New Orle...

Closing ceremony of 52nd TIFF

Mayor of Thessaloniki, Yiannis Boutaris, opens the closing ceremony of the 52nd Thessaloniki International Film Festival (TIFF)photo by Vanessa McMahon

Closing ceremony of 52nd TIFF

Mayor of Thessaloniki, Yiannis Boutaris, opens the closing ceremony of the 52nd Thessaloniki International Film Festival (TIFF)photo by Vanessa McMahon 

52nd Thessaloniki Film Festival Opening Ceremony

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Opening film at 52nd TIFF, The Descendants (2011) by Alexander Payne. TIFF PRESS RELEASE52nd TIFF: Opening ceremony (11/5/2011)52nd THESSALONIKI INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL 4-13 November 2011 OPENING CEREMONYA modest ceremony raised the curtain on the 52nd Thessaloniki International Film Festival on Friday, November 4th, 2011, at a packed Olympion theater. The event was accompanied by the music of the four-member Basement band. In his opening speech, TIFF director Dimitris Eipides did not fail ...

Alexander Payne at 52nd Thessaloniki Film Festival

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Alexander Payne at TIFF 2011 TIFF PRESS RELEASE!52nd TIFF: Alexander Payne Press Conference (11/5/2011)ALEXANDER PAYNE PRESS CONFERENCE On Saturday, November 5th, a Press Conference was given by the Greek-American director Alexander Payne during the 52nd Thessaloniki International Film Festival, at Warehouse C. Present were the Festival’s Director, Dimitri Eipides and Mr. Payne’s director of photography Phedon Papamichael, also a Greek-American. Alexander Payne’s new film The Descendants ...

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