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60th Berlinale Opens with World Premiere from China

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60th Berlinale Opens with World Premiere from China, Yoji Yamada's Latest Film to Close Festival The 60th Berlin International Film Festival will kick off with the world premiere of the Chinese Competition film Tuan Yuan (Apart Together) in the Berlinale Palast on February 11, 2010. Together with Minister of State for Culture Bernd Neumann, Governing Mayor of Berlin Klaus Wowereit and Jury President Werner Herzog, Berlinale Director Dieter Kosslick will open the festival. Anke Engelke will hos...

Marion Cotillard and Quentin Tarantino to be honored at Palm Springs Film Festival Gala

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by Marla Lewin The 21st Annual Palm Springs International Film Festival (PSIFF) will present Academy Award winners Marion Cotillard with the Desert Palm Achievement Actress Award and Quentin Tarantino with the Sonny Bono Visionary Award, named after the Festival’s founder. The Awards Gala will kick off the 2010 awards season on Tuesday, January 5 at the Palm Springs Convention Center. Hosted by “Entertainment Tonight’s” Mary Hart, the Awards Gala will also honor Jeff Bridges...

The Global Film Village: The Last Station opens and The Lightkeepers Closes PSIFF


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by Marla LewinThis January marks the 21st anniversary year of the Palm Springs International Film Festival (PSIFF). Today Festival Director Darryl Macdonald announced the program and said, "Our film line-up this year is a strong reflection of the current zeitgeist in world cinema. Sixty-seven first-time feature film directors will screen this year, representing a surge of new filmmaking talent on the world stage. In addition, we'll showcase a vintage crop of new works by established master...

The 21st Palm Springs International Film Festival: Cinema’s United Nations

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Lots of festivals have "international" in their name, but don't really mean it. Not so the Palm Springs International Film Festival, cinema's answer to the UN. PSIFF assembles the films that have been nominated by their countries of origin as the year's surest shot at winning a Best Foreign Language Oscar. The Festival's 21st session, running January 5-18, 2010, will show more than 200 films from 60 countries. From rogue nations to close allies, much of the global community...

The 21st Palm Springs International Film Festival: Cinema’s United Nations

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Lots of festivals have “international” in their name, but don’t really mean it. Not so the Palm Springs International Film Festival, cinema’s answer to the UN. PSIFF assembles the films that have been nominated by their countries of origin as the year’s surest shot at winning a Best Foreign Language Oscar. The Festival’s 21st session, running January 5-18, 2010, will show more than 200 films from 60 countries. From rogue nations to close allies, much of the global community will vie ...

Focus on Denver Day 2

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Freeride World Tour 2010

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A unique mix of the world's foremost freeride skiers and snowboarders have all confirmed their participation in the Freeride World Tour 2010, with the prize purse of no less than $206 200. The athletes will see a new event on the 2010 Tour calendar, the Nissan Freeride de Chamonix-Mont-Blanc, with scheduled competition day on January 30. "The fluidity in the choice of lines, the perfection of technical jumps combined with speed, has pushed freeriding into a new era. Chamonix-Mont-Blanc...

The part for the whole. The Seville European Film Festival 2009 commits to multiculturality and respect

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      A red carpet of contrasts. Colin Farrell, hidden under his Hollywood hat. Carlos Saura more flamenco than ever. And the stunning words of the honoree Vittorio Storaro. Seville aspires to live the European cinema as passionately as its Andalusian streets are lived. The part for the whole. The small helping to understand the big. Apart of some problems with the video screenings, the gala presentation highlighted the very best of every section: the Of...

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...

London Film Festival Official Vodcast - Day 6

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Highlights from last night include; Sarah Turner Q&A, the director of Perestroika The premiere of "The Informant" featuring interview with the director, Steven Soderbergh Interview with Jane Campion, Ben Whishaw, Kerry Fox & Antonia Campbell-Hughes and The Centrepiece Gala Of "Bright Star" presented by the Mayor of London.     Official London Film Festival vodcast - Day 6 - kewego Catch up with the events from...

The Seville Festival Official Section has 16 films, most of them directed by women.

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In a ceremony presided over by the Mayor of Seville, Alfredo Sánchez Monteseirín, the Artistic Director of the Seville Festival, Javier Martín-Domínguez, has presented the sixth edition of the festival which will be held from 6th to 14th November and which has over 150 films in its programme. The Official Section includes the film "Triage", which will open the Festival and stars the Seville actress Paz Vega and the actor Colin Farrell. Of the fifteen titles which make up this c...

The Global Film Village: ANNA KENDRICK TO RECEIVE RISING STAR AWARD AT 21ST PALM SPRINGS FILM FESTIVAL AWARDS GALA

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                              Festival Awards Gala to be Held Tuesday, January 5, 2010 Hosted by Entertainment Tonight's Mary Hart The 21st Annual Palm Springs International Film Festival (PSIFF) will honor Anna Kendrick with the Rising Star Award for her performance in Up in the Air at the Festival's annual Awards...

Anna Kendrick Rising Star Award n Palm Springs

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The 21st Annual Palm Springs International Film Festival (PSIFF) will honor Anna Kendrick with the Rising Star Award for her performance in Up in the Air at the Festival’s annual Awards Gala. Festival chairman Harold Matzner made the announcement at a private event at the historic Charlie Chaplin home of Patricia Barry in Beverly Hills,CA hosted by Festival board member Stephen Breimer. Darryl MacDonald and his programming staff greeted the assembled Los Angeles industry and media attended, m...

Aspen it's a wrap

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(Artist to Watch award recipient actress Paula Patton, New Directions award recipient Jason Reitman, and Independent by Nature award recipient Stanley Tucci) Photos by Steve Mundinger   Aspen Film's 31st edition of Aspen Filmfest, which ran September 30th - October 4th, presented a much-anticipated array of award-winning features and documentaries to capacity crowds from around the country. Coinciding with Aspen's spectacular Rocky Mountain fall foliage, Filmfest is the ...

A successful start at Zurich Film Festival’s with Lila, Lila

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The Zurich Film Festival is off to a wonderful start! Attracting prominent national and international guests from the fields of politics, business and the entertainment industry, the dazzling opening night will be followed by ten jam-packed days of cinematic highlights. Fifty films will be screened, most of them in the presence of their directors, who will then be available to answer questions from the audience immediately after the premieres. Evening side events at the Seefeld-Razzia, Valzer Ba...

The New York Television Festival announces keynotes

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The New York Television Festival (NYTVF) today announced Emmy Award-winning writer and producer Ronald D. Moore as the keynote speaker for the indie TV fest's first ever Development Day, a free series of panels and discussions with industry leaders for those aiming to take their television careers to the next level, Saturday, September 26 at New World Stages (340 West 50th Street, btwn 8th and 9th Aves). In addition to the keynote address, the day will feature writers and executives from "30 Roc...

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.

2009 Tallgrass Film Festival to Light Up Broadway

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Wichita Association for the Motion Picture Arts (WAMPA) announced highlights of the 7th annual Tallgrass Film Festival , which will take place at locations in and around downtown Wichita, Oct. 23-25, 2009. This year’s festival will showcase two of the city’s downtown districts. The “Historic District” will feature screenings and events at venues including The Orpheum, Wichita Scottish Rite Temple, and Bank of America. The “River District” will feature screenings at Century II and the...

The San Francisco Film Society announces the appointment of Rachel Rosen as director of programming

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Former Film Society Mainstay Returns to Help Lead Vastly Expanded and Enriched Organization As it Enters New Era of Growth The San Francisco Film Society announces the appointment of Rachel Rosen as director of programming, effective August 10, 2009.    Photo by Jesse Grant / WireImage   "We're thrilled to welcome Rachel back to a leadership role in the organization after her extraordinarily successful tenure in Los Angeles," said Graham Leggat, SFFS executiv...

Unicef UK Film Awards

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The winners have been announced of the UNICEF UK FILM AWARDS. The Awards is an international competition for short films which look at the rights of children and young people. Festival Director Kathy Loizou said: ‘The UNICEF UK FILM AWARDS is the only film competition in the UK which focuses solely on films about kids’ rights. 20 short films were screened during the Showcomotion Young People’s Film Festival in Sheffield and the Jury, made up entirely of young people, spent the afternoon wa...

Rachel Rosen new director of programming at San Francisco Fest

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Former Film Society Mainstay Returns to Help Lead Vastly Expanded and Enriched Organization As it Enters New Era of GrowthThe San Francisco Film Society announces the appointment of Rachel Rosen as director of programming, effective August 10, 2009. "We're thrilled to welcome Rachel back to a leadership role in the organization after her extraordinarily successful tenure in Los Angeles," said Graham Leggat, SFFS executive director. "Her intelligence, flair for innovation and keen eye for exciti...

Hunger wins top prize at ERA New Horizons Fest

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HUNGER, multiple-award-winning film debut of the famous visual artist Steve McQueen, has won the Grand Prix (20 000 €) of NEW HORIZONS International Competition. The festival's highest honour was awarded by the international jury. HUNGER also took home the Film Critics Award (10 000 €). The film, which won the Camera D'Or prize at last year's Cannes Film Festival, tells the chilling tale of Irish Republican Army activist Bobby Sands, whose prison hunger strike eventually help push the Englis...

HUNGER Wins Top Prize at ERA New Horizons International Film Festival

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  by Sandy Mandelberger, Online Dailies Editor HUNGER, multiple-award-winning film debut of the famous visual artist Steve McQueen, has won the Grand Prix (20 000 €) of NEW HORIZONS International Competition. The festival's highest honour was awarded by the international jury. HUNGER also took home the Film Critics Award (10 000 €). The film, which won the Camera D'Or prize at last year's Cannes Film Festival, tells the chilling tale of Irish Republic...

Mahindra Indo-American Arts Council highlights

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The Ninth Annual Mahindra Indo-American Arts Council (MIAAC) Film Festival, New York City’s premier Indian film festival, is scheduled for November 11-15, 2009. The MIAAC Film Festival is the destination for films and documentaries from and about the Indian subcontinent. Last year’s enormously successful festival included the New York premiere of Danny Boyle’s Oscar-winning Slumdog Millionaire, which went on to garner critical and box office success all around the world, Indian filmmaker D...

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