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achtung berlin - new berlin film award - 18th - 25th April 2012

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The Festival of the New German Cinemas of Berlin is entering its 8th year!   achtung berlin – new berlin film award will again present within its different programme sections around 70 contemporary feature and documentary films of numerous running times from April 18th – 25st 2012, which were either partially or completely involved with a film production, producer or director in Berlin or Brandenburg - among these are numerous premieres, which are presented at t...

54th BFI London Film Festival Awards

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Yesterday, the 54th BFI London Film Festival, rounded off a highly successful year with the European premiere of Danny Boyle’s 127 HOURS, attended by the director and star, James Franco. This year’s festival hosted 201 feature films and 112 short films from 68 countries including 11 World premieres. There were 530 screenings and 629 filmmaker guests, including 346 UK based and 283 from outside the UK. With 990 industry delegates accredited, the Festival exceeded last year’s figures and rep...

London Film Festival program launch

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The programme for the 54th BFI London Film Festival, launched today by Artistic Director Sandra Hebron, showcases an array of highly anticipated films by both established and emerging talent from around the world. A particularly strong feature this year is the selection of British films including the previously announced Opening and Closing Night Galas. Over 16 days the festival will screen a total of 197 features and 112 shorts, including 11 World, 23 International and 33 European premieres, ma...

JAGJEET

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Director: Kavanjit Singh.

On 31 October 1984, Indian Prime Minister, Indira Gandhi was assassinated by two of her Sikh bodyguards.

 

On 01 November 1984, riots erupted in Delhi. The mob swarmed into Sikh neighborhoods, killing any Sikh men, women & children they could find. The riots went on for next three days.

 

According to official figures, around 3000 Sikhs were killed and many more were rendered homeless.

 

JAGJEET is a film set in 1984 and looks at the guilt of a one man who left his childhood friend to die during the riots. The film captures three days of their lives. The first day is set in past where two best friends are in best of times. The second day is when riots took place in Delhi. The third and present day is set a week after riots.

Elite Squad 2! with Rod Carvalho

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If anyone has not seen Elite Squad (2007) by visionary Brazilian director Jose Padilha, see it now please! It is sensational!!! Please go rent it or buy it now so you can be ready to see Padilha's much anticipated sequel Elite Squad 2 (2010)! I asked my friend talented actor Rod Carvalho to do an interview with me about his role as Captain Barcellos. He was hesitant until I assured him he could answer my questions in Portuguese. So, this is a translation. Hopefully, not too much will...

Rocky vs the Aussies premiering Animal Kingdom

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"OMG it's the world premiere of Twilight tonight!! (Everybody SCREEEAAAMMMM!)   It's easy to tell where the movie stars are ranked in the A-list - fans were lining up from 3pm to see Rocky himself, the smooth Sylvestor Stallone, speaking at the LA Film Festival last night. Twilight fans were lining up 3 days ago to see Robert Pattinson tonight. But boy did they miss out last night. Sylvestor Stallone strutted around with dark sunnies on, and a real mov...

Another day, another red carpet in Aruba

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You gotta love a little glam. "Bring it, girl!" my friend told me, as I raced to Aruba.  And the festival team 'brought it' too. So many red carpets, it turned the little island of Aruba into a little slice of Cannes on the Caribbean.        My editor, a seasoned carpet walker at Cannes, showed his sophistication by casually commenting on opening night in his suave French accent "yes it is a very good red carpet, it is so comfortable to walk o...

Another day, another red carpet in Aruba

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You gotta love a little glam. "Bring it, girl!" my friend told me, as I raced to Aruba.  And the festival team 'brought it' too. So many red carpets, it turned the little island of Aruba into a little slice of Cannes on the Caribbean.         Bruno Chatelin, a seasoned carpet walker at Cannes, showed his sophistication by casually commenting on opening night in his suave French accent "yes it is a very good red carpet, it is so comfortable ...

New York: Tribeca 2010 Documentaries

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Documentaries screened at the 2010 Tribeca Film Festival tended to be superior to the feature films in its program an assessment not disputed by its creative director Geoff Gilmore.  In one of the seminars Gilmore admitted that the Sundance festival which he had directed before coming to New York experienced a similar discrepancy.  Similar to the US market position of foreign language films, documentaries play a minor role at the US box office. In the 2009 U.S. total box office of $10.6 billio...

New York: Tribeca 2010 Documentaries

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Documentaries screened at the 2010 Tribeca Film Festival tended to be superior to the feature films in its program an assessment not disputed by its creative director Geoff Gilmore. In one of the seminars Gilmore admitted that the Sundance festival which he had directed before coming to New York experienced a similar discrepancy. Similar to the US market position of foreign language films, documentaries play a minor role at the US box office. In the 2009 U.S. total box office of $10.6 billion,...

Aruba inaugural ready to open the red carpet with Richard Gere

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AIFF first edition is ready to unfold. The 9 hours flight from Amsterdam was surprisingly smooth, great legs room, food, good selection of inboard entertainment.                                   I arrived in time to discover the  festival settings under the sun. Very nice hotel on the island's best beach (p...

Interview from Elliot Grove, founder of Raindance

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  What made you start Raindance? I had worked as a scenic artist and set designer on over 68 feature films and 700 commercials, both here at the BBC Shepherd's Bush 1974-77, and in my native Toronto in the early 80's. When I moved to London in 1986 with my family, I entertained a fantasy of becoming a property magnate, and went bust in the 1990 recession. After a year of wallowing in self-pity, my neighbour, an elderly retired farmer (who served as a barber in WW1) said to me: "Ell...

Interview from Elliot Grove, founder of Raindance

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What made you start Raindance? I had worked as a scenic artist and set designer on over 68 feature films and 700 commercials, both here at the BBC Shepherd's Bush 1974-77, and in my native Toronto in the early 80's. When I moved to London in 1986 with my family, I entertained a fantasy of becoming a property magnate, and went bust in the 1990 recession. After a year of wallowing in self-pity, my neighbour, an elderly retired farmer (who served as a barber in WW1) said to me: "Elliot, as ...

Roman Polanski in Hitchcockian Twist

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The International Film Festival FEST 2010 talks about the Blair Bush administration. Well, not really, but Roman Polanski does! The Office of film festival has got an official letter from Roman Polanski to congratulate and thank FEST 2010 for screening of his new film “The Ghost Writer” in Belgrade. Polanski nowadays is under house arrest in his Swiss House and could not attend The Berlin Film Festival or any other festival because he’s been accused for allegedly having sex with minor, b...

Polanski In Switzerland, his Film In Berlin

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In what has to be one of the most bizarre red carpet scenarios in many a moon, the Berlinale is bracing for the buzz storm surrounding the world premiere of THE GHOST WRITER, the latest film from director Roman Polanski. And while the stars of the film, Ewan McGregor and Pierce Brosnan will officiously walk the red carpet at the Berlinale Palast this evening, the film's celebrated director remains under house arrest in his ski villa in Switzerland. Of course, this is not the first time that a fi...

Polanski In Switzerland, His Film In Berlin

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  In what has to be one of the most bizarre red carpet scenarios in many a moon, the Berlinale is bracing for the buzz storm surrounding the world premiere of THE GHOST WRITER, the latest film from director Roman Polanski. And while the stars of the film, Ewan McGregor and Pierce Brosnan will officiously walk the red carpet at the Berlinale Palast this evening, the film's celebrated director remains under house arrest in his ski villa in Switzerland. Of course, this is not t...

Fantasporto unveils highlights for the 30th anniversary edition

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At the Rivoli ­ Teatro Municipal, between the 26th February and the 7th March 2010, it is time to celebrate 30 years of dedication to films and the film industry. In the World Heritage City of portwine, of the River Douro and the Atlantic Ocean,  Oporto will be again the meeting place of large audiences celebrating the most important film festival in Portugal. As usual, and the prestige of the festival was built on this, the Oporto festival brings the most recent productions presente...

Fantasporto 30: programme released

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At the Rivoli ­ Teatro Municipal, between the 26th February and the 7th March 2010, it is time to celebrate 30 years of dedication to films and the film industry. In the World Heritage City of portwine, of the River Douro and the Atlantic Ocean, Oporto will be again the meeting place of large audiences celebrating the most important film festival in Portugal. As usual, and the prestige of the festival was built on this, the Oporto festival brings the most recent productions presented in three...

Ivan Corbisier joins as new director of the Brussels Film Festival

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This year the BRUSSELS FILM FESTIVAL will take place from the 23th until the 30th of June 2010 at Flagey (Brussels, Belgium). This new edition will be marked by the arrival of Ivan Corbisier, the new director of the eventn combining a talent for event organization and a passion for cinema! Ivan Corbisier began his career as an organizer of events in France and as a journalist in Belgium. Then he became director of a cultural center and the delegated manager of the...

19th Annual 2010 New York Jewish Film Festival Official Lineup

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By Maria Esteves - January 10, 2010 The 19th Annual 2010 New York Jewish Film Festival (NYJFF10) commences January 13-28, 2010, at the Walter Reade Theater. The festival presented by The Jewish Museum and The Film Society of Lincoln Center, annually showcase world cinema that investigates, records, and celebrates the Jewish experience. This year's festival lineup includes over 20 features, documentaries, and shorts, along with panel discussions, gala receptions, and special events (Opening ...

Chambre 212 (Room 212)

Chambre 212 (Room 212), directed by Hadrien Soulez Lariviere, is a recent submission to ECU 2010's European Short category!  An escort girl has an appointment in a hotel, at six pm, room 212. It's a very special client...

The Redwood City International Latino Film Festival

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Continuing with the tradition of offering the best in Latino cinema, Redwood City and the Latino Leadership Council are excited to be the sole hosts of the Redwood City International Latino Film Festival. For the fourth year in a row, the Festival brings three evenings of incredible, award-winning international Latino films and a fabulous gala kick-off event. The Redwood City International Latino Film Festival offers the best features, shorts, and documentaries from Latin America, Spain, and Lat...

Norwegian film week in NY

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NORWEGIAN FILM WEEK :October 14 – 24, 2009$9 ($6 ASF members)Series Pass: $45 ($30 ASF Members)Scandinavia House presents a selection of six recent films from Norway with the aim of exposing an American audience to the work of both established directors and a new generation of filmmakers.In 2005, Norway celebrated its 100th anniversary as an independent nation; in 1905 the Swedish-Norwegian Union was dissolved. Cinema, of course, was invented just ten years before that, so it could be said tha...

25th International Short Film Festival Berlin highlights

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  25th International Short Film Festival Berlin 3 - 8 November 2009     This year, the International Short Film Festival Berlin will be celebrating its 25th anniversary! From its early beginnings in the 80's as a Super-8 festival in independent Berlin cinemas, interfilm has steadily evolved to become an international festival of ...

Filmfest Emden Awards

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Grand Gala Awards Ceremony at the 20th International Filmfest Emden-Norderney In this, its 20th anniversary year, the International Filmfest Emden-Norderney’s grand awards ceremony was sold out with more than 600 guests attending. The visitors waited intently for the winner of the film awards with prize monies totalling 31,500 euro. All the film awards were audience prizes. Iris Berben, who received the festival’s honorary award and who unfortunately was unable to attend, sent her apologies ...

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