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Gary Lucas plays his original solo guitar score live accompanying Spanish "Dracula" (1931, d. George Melford)

Director: George Melford.
The legendary Spanish "Dracula" was filmed at night on the same sets in 1931 in Hollywood and at the same time as the famous Todd Browning/ Bela Lugosi version--but in Spanish, with a Spanish speaking cast and a British director! Film historians consider this version far superior, more "full-blooded"--the editing is more fluid (the original Dracula is quite static, basically a photographed stage play), the lighting more inventive, the camerawork and compositions much bolder, the acting is juicier, and the women are hotter :-) Like "Dracula", it contains no music--Gary Lucas provides a continuous solo guitar underscore that has won praise at film and music festivals all over the world: Review of the World Premiere of Gary Lucas' Spanish "Dracula" project at the Havana Film Festival 12/11/09: "The US guitarist Gary Lucas defied the gods and brought back to life one of the darkest and most terrifying creatures in the literature of horror... Dracula did not need to rise from his coffin in order to return from the realm of the dead; he did it through the guitar of this legendary musician, who, like the most celebrated vampire from Transylvania, has been 'condemned' to immortality." --GRANMA (Cuba), 12/12/09 Review of the European premiere of Gary Lucas' Spanish "Dracula" project at the Transylvania International Film Festival 5/30/10: "One of the most impressive events in this year's edition of the Transylvania International Film Festival... Gary Lucas was formidable--the audience was speechless as for almost 2 hours Lucas' fingers never disconnected from his guitar... an event that no one will ever forget." ADEVARUL, Romania 6/1/10 Review of the New York premiere of Gary Lucas' Spanish "Dracula" at the 48th New York Film Festival 10/9/10: "The event Saturday evening event was terrific, an intoxicating mix of music and imagery. Gary's score builds a nice, eerie immersion an atmosphere of perdition and romantic longing." --SOME CAME RUNNING (film critic Glenn Kenny's column) full review here: http://bit.ly/ckizt5 "Gary Lucas' brilliant musical dialogue with George Melford's Spanish-language "Dracula" rescues this film from mere camp, highlighting the films many innovative and indeed modernist flourishes." --Richard Pena, director of the Film Society of Lincoln Center Full house and standing ovation for the Spanish premiere of Gary Lucas' Spanish "Dracula" at the 7th Sevilla Film Festival 11/8/10: Check out an interview with Gary Lucas from Spanish National TV RTVE beginning at 3:34 here: http://bit.ly/b5i8bO 4 Star review in The Guardian for the UK premiere of Gary Lucas' Spanish "Dracula" at the London Jazz Festival at Queen Elizabeth Hall: http://bit.ly/jLaP1K

Bruno Chatelin handed out the Award for Best Film from the festival circuit to Michel Hazanavicius

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  The International Film Festival Summit Europe IFFS and filmfestivals.com  - fest21.com,  close observers of the festival circuit, have honored Michel Hazanavicius, director of The Artist with the “Festival Film of the Year Award”  which recognizes the outstanding artistic dimensions of the whole project and the extraordinary successful fare on the circuit from Cannes (best actor) to 5 Oscars (6 Cesar, 3 Golden Globes, 7 BAFTAS)...  The award was handed by Bruno Ch...

Peter Fonda is Chairman of the 2012 jury in Stockholm Festival

    This year we welcome legendary actor Peter Fonda to the Stockholm International Film Festival. Peter Fonda will head this year’s jury of five and decide which will receive the prestigious Bronze Horse for Best Film.      This year’s jury members will hand out the festival’s heaviest prize, the 7. 3 kilo heavy Bronze Horse to the Best Film i the Stockholm XXIII Competition category. The jury also give out the Aluminium Horse in seven categories:...

Ang Lee’s “Life of Pi” To Open Plus Camerimage Festival with “Side by Side”

PLUS CAMERIMAGE, the International Film Festival of the Art of Cinematography, announced today the heads of the juries who will preside over the eight competition sections at the 20th anniversary edition of the festival taking place November 24th – Dec 1st.   It was also revealed that the Festival will hold the Polish premiere of the highly anticapted ‘Life of Pi,” directed by Ang Lee, with cinematography by Claudio Miranda, who will be in attenndence. The film will be p...

Russian Film Festival,in Bangkok

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Russian Film Festival, in Bangkok It seems to be an epidemic of Film Festivals , in Bangkok, this year ! The first-ever Indian Festival’s gone, and now, it’s the first-ever Russian Film festival. Soon, there will be the World Film Festival of Bangkok (16 Nov - 25 Nov). The Russians are celebrating their 150th Anniversary of relations with Thailand ,and what better way to celebrate, than through Cinema? The ‘ Russian W...

Announcing the nominees to the Stockholm Feature Film Award 2012

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This year's three finalists for the 2nd edition of the Stockholm Feature Film Award have been selected. The winner will receive production support of more than five million SEK. - To highlight female directors and provide a platform is a concrete way of letting new talents reach their audiences. It is with great joy to see that both the business world, government and culture stand together behind a project so important, says Git Scheynius, Festival Director. Female directors who have made a ...

2012 AMERICAN FILM MARKET kicks off

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More Than 10% Increase in Buyers Expected, Including 120 New Buying Companies Industry Conversations Featuring Directors Sacha Gervasi and Victor Levin, “Harry Potter” Franchise Executive Producer Michael Barnathan, Producer Bonnie Curtis, Jonathan Silverman, Pamela Adlon and Many More Also Announced. The 2012 American Film Market (AFM®) will kick-off tomorrow with more than 120 new buying companies and a 10% increase in buyers, according to AFM Managing Director Jonathan Wolf. ...

Benicio Del Toro attends red carpet movie premier; Event Cinemas, Sydney, Australia...

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  Benicio Del Toro attends red carpet movie premier; Event Cinemas, Sydney, Australia...         Savages enjoyed its red carpet premiere in Sydney, Australia tonight.   Savages star Benicio Del Toro told media agency AAP that meeting real ex-drug cartel members was a similar feeling to climbing the Sydney Harbour Bridge.   "You go in strapped and you go in protected in some ways but you don't want to get too goofy or something like that, ...

The BUFF Blog (October 2012)

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With the exception of an alluring red carpet, its' safe to say that BUFF has pretty much rolled out everything else in its power to deliver this year's annual showcase of British urban filmmaking of which, at the time of writing has been 1 week removed.  A showcase is of course nothing without the undoubted stars of the show - the filmmakers. It has been a blast this year with 3 UK premieres ("Sparkle", "12" and "Melvin"), 2 venues packed out to the r...

Createasphere Announces TransVergence Summit™

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New, First-of-its-Kind Event Integrating Branding, Technology and Storytelling to Launch in Los Angeles Createasphere, the leading community builder uniting business leaders, content creators, emerging technology providers and thought leaders working in entertainment and media, is launching a new conference focusing on the convergence of technology, branding and storytelling in Los Angeles in the first quarter of 2013 with additional dates scheduled for New York and Amsterdam.   Dub...

Stockholm International Film Festival reveals the Program of 2012

The 23rd edition of Stockholm Internatinal Film Festival's will take place 7-18 November. This years program includes more than 170 film premieres from more than 50 countries. We eagerly look forward to 12 days full of quality cinema! -This year's program is perhaps our most daring to date in which the filmmakers take greater risks than ever. The Festival strives to find the best quality films from around the world. Remarkably this year is that a third of the films in our program was ma...

Annamaria

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Director: Aurelia Burckahrdt.

Video of Disquiet.2 (Addiction)

Director: Three Colours Red. Maria Moreno & Matt Kemp.

This second 'Video of Disquiet' finds two characters exploring the theme of Addiction.

Whats in the box?

 

Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival presents its Tallinn Industry Days 2012 (November 26 - 28, 2012)

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  Tallinn Industry Days boasts a line-up of Asian and North American professionals. The top movers from Asian and American independent industry from producers to financiers, festivals amd institutions are meeting up in Estonia this fall on 26 -28 November to boost their cooperation across continents, Estonia and North-Eastern Europe. Multinational hits, Asian project markets, potential genre biz, and crowd funding are tackled in a two day meet with an unique finance and matching program wi...

Video of Disquiet.3 (Book Amnesty 2017)

Director: Three Colours Red. Maria Moreno & Matt Kemp.

Set in 2017 this short film explores the use of law in public space. In the of the film the main character is a situation where a 'Book Amnesty' has just been introduced. What does he do?

Full Starz Denver Film Festival schedule released

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The 35th Starz Denver Film Festival (SDFF), sponsored by Starz Entertainment and produced by the Denver Film Society, announced today its full Festival line-up. SDFF will run November 1 through November 11 in Denver. The complete list of films can be viewed at denverfilm.org/festival.   "Election day is not the only big event happening this November. The Starz Denver Film Festival will celebrate its 35th edition with signature events and a diverse line-up of films from around the glo...

The foundation lettera27 presents a fund of 25,000 euros to support African filmmakers

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 The foundation lettera27 presents a fund of 25,000 euros to support African filmmakers participating at the Industry Area of the African Film Festival of Cordoba A Jury of experts will select the best script for production.   The Italian organization lettera27 , with the support of the Moleskine foundation has presented today, 14th of October, a fund of 25,000 euros for the realization of one project out of 11 African film projects, which were presented in the 4th Forum of Coproduc...

MIN MAMMA ALSKAR LESBISKA ( MUMS LESBIAN LOVER) a.k.a MLL

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Director: WILL MOORE.

Min Mamma alska lesbiska or Mums lesbian lover ( MLL ) is an alternate love story between   two women   MAGDA played by SABRINA CHIMEKA  and KATARINA played by SELMA GLASELL whose relationship started when they were at boarding school. Unfortunately for the pair MAGDA was expelled for smoking before their relationship could be fully developed and its not until years later at a chance meeting between the two in Sweden.  MAGDA who is now a born again Christian Film making lecturer is invited on a break to Sweden by a church friend Michelle played by KETORAH WILLIAMS  that it is realised.

Filmed on location in England the film is in both English and in Swedish.

The Film challenges discrimination and the need for rights to be carried out , from Copyright rights , black civil rights , gender rights and lastly gay rights.  It presents the truth and reality of racism even amongst the wealth y and well to do where MAGDA the black lead is not accepted by her peers at the boarding school despite the financial clout being reached by MAGDAs parents.  This reality is further displayed even in the gay and lesbian relationship where KATARINA – MAGDAs love interest decides that it is best not to further develop the relations hip . It further presents conventional views on held by the church on gay and lesbian relationship whilst challenging that view with a twist 

Amitabh Bachchan will be guest of honour at the 12th River to River Florence Indian Film Festival

Bollywood superstar Amitabh Bachchan, the iconic face of Indian cinema, will be the guest of honour at the 12th River to River Florence Indian Film Festival.   The 12th River to River Florence Indian Film Festival, the only festival in Italy entirely devoted to Indian cinema and directed by Selvaggia Velo, will take place at Cinema Odeon, in Florence, from 7th to 13th December, under the Patronage of the Embassy of India and the Italy-India association.   This is an extreme...

Rio International Film Festival 2012 Awards

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HIGH TENSIONS AS FESTIVAL DO RIO AWARDS 2012 PREMIERE BRAZIL PRIZES   The Rio Film Festival, which has been running in the city these past two weeks, came to an end tonight, Thursday October 11, and at a glittering closing ceremony at Rio’s Cine Odeon BR presented its “Redentor” awards given to the best filmmaking and acting achievements of its Premiere Brazil competitive section.   Premiere Brazil, the centre-strand of the festival, focuses specifically on n...

Film Marketing an interactive session in the Bahamas with Bruno Chatelin

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The Bahamas FInternational Film festival will run Dec 6 -9 in Paradise island and 10-15 in Eleuthera. On that occasion Bruno Chatelin (former film distributor) and jury Member at the Festival will offer a keynote on film marketing.   ·         Studio to indie what will work for you.  I will share key lessons I learnt when marketing major studio films at Sony and Fox and how this can apply to independent film marketing. · &...

The members of the Jury - FNC

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AWARDS AND JURY 2012 Sélection internationale Louve d’or presented by Quebecor  Best feature film in the International Sélection ($15,000 cash from Québecor) Prix d’interprétation Best actor or actress in a feature film in the International Sélection Prix de l’AQCC (Association québécoise des critiques de cinéma) Best feature in the International Sélection Prix de l’innovation - Daniel L...

Film Marketing an interactive session in the Bahamas with Bruno Chatelin, jury member at Bahamas International Film festival

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  Film Marketing an interactive session in the Bahamas ·         Studio to indie : what will work for you.  I will share key lessons I learnt when marketing major studio films at Sony and Fox and how this can apply to independent film marketing. ·         Success stories in film distribution :   The story and the vision behind the success of Philadelphia, Slee...

The jury members of The 9th Bahamas Film Fest

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  Bruno Chatelin Short Film Bruno Chatelin, HEC Business School alumni, began his marketing career in 1979 with large international Advertising Agencies: Publicis, DMM Masius and JWT, where he handled accounts such as Kellog’s Unilever, Colgate Palmolive, Mars Foods, Mastercard...  Former film distributor He started in 1985 working for Sony then UGC 20th Century FOX in France (Marketing Director and Managing Director) he has launched ...

Annual La Femme Film Festival 2012 launches 8th edition

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La Femme Film Festival founder Leslie LaPage announced the 8th Annual La Femme Film Festival 2012, films screening at the festivalfrom October 11th – 14th in Los Angeles, CA. with Hollywood’s Celebrity Stars: Daryl Hannah, Susan Sarandon, Olympia Dukakis, Morgan Fairchild, Billy Zane and Andie MacDowell.   The four (4) day fest will screen over 100 films highlighting independent features, shorts, documentaries, commercials, and music videos. We are excited to announce some of ...

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