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Creative Industry Stars Celebrate the 5th Anniversary of the Festival: ‘A Shaded View on Fashion Film’ Hosted by the CENTRE PO

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Diane Pernet will welcome a host of iconic and inspirational figures from the creative industries as well as several exciting stars-in-the-making to the fifth anniversary edition of her festival, ‘A SHADED VIEW ON FASHION FILM’ (ASVOFF).  Actors, designers, filmmakers, artists, critics, entertainers, fashion photographers and celebrities will gather to celebrate ASVOFF's pioneering spirit, leadership and stamina as the world’s first and foremost film festival dedicated to ...

Silver Case shines in exposing Hollywood filmmaking

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Silver Case a film which shines By Ron Gilbert After finally seeing this film on the big screen, at the LA Film & TV Festival at the magnificent Chaplin theater in front of an enthusiastic audience and I was blown away by the production values. This film is a great example for any filmmaker who wants the crash into the Hollywood film scene using their own vision and not governed by corporate film studio executives. Director C...

The jury of Montreal World in action

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Australian actress Greta Scacchi will preside over an international jury of film personalities from around the world. Her fellow jurists:  Véra Belmont, one of France's top producers, began her career as an actress but quickly sensed that her talent lay not in front of the camera but behind it. In 1966 she produced Paul Vecchiali's The Devil's Tricks and over four decades...

The first screening of the Venice International Film Festival took place 80 years agao

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  Eighty years ago, on the 6th of August 1932 at the Lido di Venezia, on the terrace of the Hotel Excelsior, the first international film festival in the world – conceived and organized by the Biennale di Venezia – was inaugurated. At 9:15 PM, on a screen set up outdoors for the occasion, under sporadic rain showers, it began with a showing of Dr. Jekyll and Mr.Hyde by Rouben Mamoulian. The screening was followed by a grand ball in the Excelsior ballroom. “Stemming di...

Seymour Cassel lends his name to new festival award at the Oldenburg Film Festival

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Independent icon Seymour Cassel lends his name to new festival award.    There is hardly an actor who better embodies the passion and love for independent cinema than American performer Seymour Cassel. For more than 50 years he has been working in front of the camera and is revered for his work with John Cassavetes while being THE face of independent cinema. Sam Peckinpah, Don Siege, Kenn Russell and Alender Rockwell or Wes Anderson have used his luminous qualities. For his performan...

Haiti Carnival in Cannes

Haiti Carnival in Cannes Benefitting J/P HRO, Artists for Peace and Justice & Happy Hearts Fund Presented By Armani CANNES, FRANCE - MAY 18: (L-R) Actor Sean Penn, model Petra Nemcova and director Paul Haggis attend the Haiti Carnival in Cannes Benefitting J/P HRO, Artists for Peace and Justice & Happy Hearts Fund Presented By Armani during the 65th Annual Cannes Film Festival on May 18, 2012 in Cannes, Fr

Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Australia: Day 2; News, gossip, celebs

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Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Australia today officially enjoyed day 2 in Sydney, Australia. Yesterday it was Marvel Comics - Marvel Entertainment themed garments from Romance Was Born' that attracted a lot of talk, traffic, eyeballs, media attention and chequebooks we understand, but today the buzz was more evenly spread around. First some goss and background... Fashion luminaries, buyers, celebs and bloggers all descended upon the Overseas Passenger Termin...

2012 Prix de marie claire Beauty Awards at Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney

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2012 Prix de marie claire Beauty Awards at Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney 2012 Prix de marie claire Beauty Awards proudly supported by MYER Marie claire, in association with MYER, hosted an intimate lunch today to celebrate the 2012 Prix de marie claire Beauty Awards at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Sydney. Launching in 2005, the Prix de marie claire Beauty Awards recognise the most outstanding beauty products launched locally in 2011. ...

Controversial Persian film package is follow up to Berlin 62

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by Alex Deleon On the heels of the 2012 Berlinale, forming a kind of coda to the busy week preceding, four unusual pictures from Iran were presented in this extra special Persian package, one each evening starting Sunday, at the Babylon Theater in Rosa Luxemburg Square.  The Babylon located just west of Alexander Platz in what used to be Communist East Berlin, is one of the oldest movie theaters in Berlin and is now a protected architectural monument. It is also one of the regular Be...

Contraband Movie Premiere in Sydney with Mark Wahlberg

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Contraband Movie Premiere In Sydney Australia With Mark Wahlberg Australian big name actor Mark Wahlberg drew a strong crowd at Event Cinemas, George St, Sydney this afternoon with the Australian premiere of the highly anticipated 'Contraband'. Contraband opens in Australia February 23. Fans of Marky Mark and as well as those into the thriller genre are going to love this. Trivia... Mark Wah...

Miranda Kerr David Jones Sydney - Organics Valentine's Day Event

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Miranda Kerr David Jones Sydney - Organics Valentine's Day Event Today - Valentine's Day in Sydney, Australia, world famous Australian model - Miranda Kerr made an in store public appearance at David Jones Sydney to promote her range of KORA Organics product range. Hey, even super models are entitled to have their own business ventures also, and by all accounts Miranda's KORA Organics is a high quality, customer focused operati...

Naomi Watts Promotes Jacob's Creek Cool Harvest At Centennial Park

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Naomi Watts Promotes Jacob's Creek Cool Harvest At Centennial Park This afternoon famous Australian actress Naomi Watts along a number of her friends, associates, and a sprinkle of Sydney’s social set enjoyed an afternoon and evening of wining and dining thanks to Jacob’s Creek Cool Harvest. The sophisticated and glamorous event was held amongst a vineyard inspired set and the rolling lawns of Centennial Park. Special guest and Cool Harve...

AACTA Awards Sydney Australia

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AACTA Awards Sydney, Australia It's the hottest ticket in town - the who's who of the Australian film and television industry are here at the AACTA awards. The mega event is being held at the world famous Sydney Opera House and was broadcast via Channel 9 at 9.30pm. The 4 legged star of Red Dog, Koko, was notably absent at the red carpet of the Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts Awards - alas his film is nominated for 8 award...

ÉCU ALUMNI JORDAN BAYNE

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1. Hi Jordan! We’ve never met but your film “Argo” was an official selection here at ÉCU in 2007. Tell us a bit about your new film, “The Sea Is All I Know”…Well it’s a film about love. The film stars Academy Award winner Melissa Leo [The Fighter] and Peter Gerety. It follows an estranged couple as they come to terms with their adult, terminally ill daughter’s request to help her die with dignity.2. You chose to avoid doing the whole film festival circuit in favour of a run at t...

Scandinavian Invasion Of Sundance

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  TEDDY BEAR (Denmark)  It is now pretty clear that Vikings made landfall in North America several centuries before Columbus collided with the West Indies. If they had colonized the land, we would all be blonds and speaking Norwegian. Such, my children, are the vagaries of history. Well a new invasion from the Scandinavian nation is about to commence at the Sundance Film Festival, where a strong sampling of films from Norway, Sweden and Denmark are literally making waves. De...

The World Comes To Sundance

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  The world comes to the Sundance Film Festival from January 19 to 29. In the past several years, the Festival, which first made its reputation with American Indie cinema, has put as much emphasis on its World Cinema competitions, including sections for Dramatic Feature and Documentary Feature. By laying out a red carpet for international filmmakers and industry professionals, Sundance has been able to go mano-a-mano with such prestigious European-based film festivals as Berlin, Cannes a...

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...

SLAM Summer Beach Volleyball Festival Launch On The Islands Sydney - 22nd November 2011

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SLAM Summer Beach Volleyball Festival Launch On The Islands Sydney - 22nd November 2011                       The SLAM Summer Beach Volleyball Festival is kicking off its national tour by way of an exclusive media launch today. Music industry talent, celebrities and media will roll out to the celebration at Sydney’s newest and most elite event venue. Promotional blurb reads: SLAM is a youth culture brand which produce...

Rome Film Festival awards

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The Official Awards of the sixth edition THE PRIZES AWARDED BY THE INTERNATIONAL JURY The international jury chaired by Ennio Morricone and comprised of Susanne Bier, Roberto Bolle, Carmen Chaplin, David Puttnam, Pierre Thoretton, Debra Winger has pronounced its verdict on the films competing in the Official Selection.  The international Jury has awarded: - The Marc' Aurelio Jury Award for Best Film: Un cuento chino by Sebastián Borensztein - The Marc'...

Australia's Next Top Model; Montana Cox wins, by Eva Rinaldi

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 Australia's Next Top Model; Montana Cox wins: by Eva Rinaldi   ...

The Star Casino Loves Leonardo DiCaprio and Models, Casino King By Eva Rinaldi

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The Star Casino Loves Leonardo DiCaprio And Models; Casino King, by Eva Rinaldi Leonardo DiCaprio Media and insider reports state Leonardo DiCaprio is dating at least two Sydney based models. This contradicts earlier reports that Leo "wasn't interested in Australian women". Maybe Leo's strategy was to portray himself as "hard to get" (if not impossible). Whatever the case, Leo hasn't lost his touch with the ladies. We heard a little something ...

THE INVADER, an interview with director Nicolas Provost

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At the 68th Venice Film Festival, Belgian director Nicolas Provost held his world premier for his first feature film THE INVADER (2011). He immediately after traveled to Toronto for TIFF 2011 where he held his North American premier and where we held our interview. THE INVADER is an intense and arresting arthouse dramatic thriller about an African immigrant, AMADOU (played hauntingly by actor Isaka Sawadogo) who travels to Belgium for a new and hopefully better life. While finding himself at lon...

THE INVADER, an interview with director Nicolas Provost

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 At the 68th Venice Film Festival, Belgian director Nicolas Provost held his world premier for his first feature film THE INVADER (2011). He immediately after traveled to Toronto for TIFF 2011 where he held his North American premier and where we held our interview.THE INVADER is an intense and arresting arthouse dramatic thriller about an African immigrant, AMADOU (played hauntingly by actor Isaka Sawadogo) who travels to Belgium for a new and hopefully better life. While finding himself ...

Myer launches Spring Summer collection at Sydney's Carriageworks, by Eva Rinaldi - 11th August 2011

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Myer launches Spring Summer collection at Sydney's Carriageworks, : Photo Credit: Eva Rinaldi - 11th August 2011 Sydney's Carriageworks caught fashion fever tonight as the Myer Spring Summer 2011/12 Collection launched. Vintage maxi dresses, bikini, floppy hats and funky music was all the rage. Myer ambassadors Jennifer Hawkins (former Miss Universe... just in case you forgot) and male model Kris Smith were the catwalk headliners. The ne...

Interview with director Scud

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Scud Interview (Love Actually… Sucks!) Posted on June 25, 2011 by Le Anne Lindsay Q: When it comes to love, sex and relationships, What do you hope our QFest audience will take away from this film (Love Actually… Sucks!) ? Scud: I reckon many audiences may find sympathetic experience from their own love. To me the film is a vibration, a sign, an exclamation to what love is and means to our life, and the fact that passion is often very fateful, as the shopkeeper...

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