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KARMA

Director: Dee Bailey Harleaux.
No longer the unseen force in the universe, KARMA takes on the form of a mysterious woman and sets out to collect what's due her. The law of Karma is this: For every event that occurs, there will follow another event whose existence was caused by the first and when the opportunity presents itself, your Karma debt will come due for you to pay. No longer the unseen force of retribution, Karma takes on the form of a mysterious woman, who comes to town bearing gifts. Gifts of tragedy, horror, deceit, all the things you put out into the universe for her to hear she is bringing back to you! Your debt is due and Karma is coming to collect. And when it comes time to ante up, you'll find she is a "Real" bitch. Our pilot episode consists of 3 short stories, with each show thereafter focusing on one individual, while introducing the next individual for the following episode within the storyline. Our first story and pilot episode begins with Scott Emerson, a stock broker who has been cheating on is wife for more than two years. Scott doesn't want kids right now so when his wife surprises him with news of a baby, Scott feels his life is all but ended. Six months later during child birth his wife falls into a coma only for Scott to realize how much he loves his wife and newborn son, and is now ready to abandon his wreckless way. But when the baby is born with a sever aliment he find out that what was once good for the goose, was also good for the gander. In our second story: Matthew a Chicago cop, moved his brother Calvin from Chicago at a young age to the Michigan suburbs to keep him away from the harsh realities of Chicago's south side violence, drugs and gangs. But when his brother now 27, falls in love and plans to marry a women he know little about, Matt calls in a favor to find out who she is, but finds the tables turn when his informant unearths a secret about Matt, he has kept keep hidden for 15 years. In our third story: Carol Hopkins, is a doating wife to her sick husband Lucas. Her second husband. She also has a penchant for living the champagne and caviar life on a wine and cheese budget. While an investigation is being opened after her husband mysterious dies, Carol meets a financial planner at a bar, who warms his way into her life. But she is in for a rude awakening when she devises a plan to make him husband number three. The series aims to tape into the karmic debt that we all face in life, due to our misdeeds and also our good deeds. Good and bad. What's your Karmic Debt? And will YOU be ready to ante up when Karma comes to collect? **This film short won the Las Vegas 2012 Film Festival's Golden Ace Award for Television Pilot Series. ** WGA #1447396 Copyright Reg.# PAu 3-528-361 Script is available for this project.

AAIFF 2012: World Premiere of Supercapitalist Red Carpet Photos

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By Maria Esteves – August 3, 2012 The 35th Asian American International Film Festival 2012(AAIFF12) Centerpiece World Premiere of SUPERCAPITALIST, directed by Simon Yin commenced Saturday, August 3, 7:45 PM at Clearview Chelsea Cinema. A special Q&A session immediately followed the world premiere with cast and crew lead actor Derek Ting; actors Michael Park, Paul Sheehan; producer Joyce Yung; executive producers James C. Chie, Phillip Yin; associate producers Emeline Rodelas, and David ...

AAIFF 2012: Interview with Supercapitalist Producer Derek Ting

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By Maria Esteves – August 3, 2012   Extraordinaire Derek Ting (DT) is an Asian American actor, producer, and writer who lives and work in Hong Kong. Ting is a native New Yorker who started his film career after experiencing the aftermath of 9/11. He is one to keep your eyes on in the circuit of independent films. In 2003, Ting became president of the Asian American International Film Festival (AAIFF) collaborative group. As president, he renamed the group to Asian American ...

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...

Board members updates: Nik Powell and Bruno Chatelin keynotes in Novi Sad Cinema City

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  Cinema Now Live Academy Nik Powell At Cinema City festival, within the Cinema Now Live Academy, festival goers enjoyed the opportunity to talk with Powell, and hear the rich resume of life experiences of one of the leading British producers and one of the most interesting people in the creative industry. Nik Powell held two master-classes: The "Gospel" According to Nik at 15:00h, and From A to Z, Film Stories from the Producer’s Point of View at 16:30h...

EFA Board members Elected for 2012

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The President: Wim Wenders, Director, Germany Wim Wenders attended the Academy of Film & Television in Munich, worked as a film critic for various German publications, and was a founding member of Filmverlag der Autoren. In 1976 he set up his own production company, Road Movies, and, in 2002, Reverse Angle. Often hailed as one of the most important German directors on the international scene, Wenders has received various international awards, including the Golden Lion (TH...

The EFA Board and Staff members

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The President Wim Wenders, director, Germany The Board: Chairman: Yves Marmion, producer, France Deputy Chairmen: Nik Powell, director of the National Film and Television School, UK Volker Schlöndorff, director, Germany Board Members: Chris Auty, producer, UK Bruno Chatelin, producer, France Adriana Chiesa di Palma, international distributor, Italy Daniela Ciancio , costume designer, Italy Helena Danielsson, producer, Sweden Mike Downey, producer, UK...

Book

Director: Elton Baxhaku.
This is a film about the book. The art and the craft of making the object which has always been and is part of our life. Starting as a sheet of paper, it gets all the violence of the machinery, like press power, foldings, cuttings and bindings, in order to be finalized as unity which encloses words. This unity is called “book”. But, what really makes the book a book? The “voice” of Stéphane Mallarmé narrates some of the answers of this question.

Monotoni

Director: Ilker CAKMAKCI.
"Monotoni" explains itself with Maurice Ravel's Bolero. Most people have a monoton life. You can use different instruments(aspects) to make your life more excited; but without adding different colours(tons), still that monotonia will be unavoidable.

Dedeler En Iyisini Bilir (Grandpas Know Best)

Director: Director.
When Ali's father hires a new secretary, she awakens desires in Ali that the shy 22 year old never knew he had. But working for his father, his mother reminding him he's the right age to marry, and trying to be a good Muslim complicates things. Now he must choose between family duty and true love. Can you really make yourself and your family happy at the same time?

Inauguration of the Locarno's 65th edition

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The 65th edition of the Festival del film Locarno will open on Wednesday 1 August. At the traditional Welcome Cocktail - attended by Federal Councilor Alain Berset and by Mayor of the City of Locarno and Vice-President of the Festival Carla Speziali, as well as by representatives from cultural institutions and Swiss and Ticino politicians - President Marco Solari and Artistic Director Olivier Père will open this edition, in the presence of the numerous directors, actors and film pro...

Father of Karate Kid and Ocean...Jerry Weintraub to be honoed in Zurich

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The Zurich Film Festival (ZFF) announced today that legendary producer and entertainment industry icon Jerry Weintraub (“Ocean’s Eleven” series, “Karate Kid” series) will be the recipient of the Festival’s coveted ‘Golden Eye’ Career Achievement Award at this year’s Festival, taking place September 20th – 30th. Weintraub will receive the ‘Golden Eye’ for his life’s work and also celebrate his birthday in Zurich on Wednesday, September 26th. The awa...

Award-winners announced at Durban International Film Festival

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The 33rd edition of the Durban International Film Festival, with principal funding from the National Lottery Distribution Trust Fund,  this evening (Saturday, July 28) announced its award-winners, prior to the closing film. Winner of the Best Feature Film award, Love (Amour) was applauded by the International Jury as “unmissable”, and the film’s director Michael Haneke, as a “contemporary master with an astute understanding of his cinematic world”. The Best Feature Film award carrie...

Sweetheart

Director: Victoria Naumova.
Sara is intrigued when her ex-colleague, Matthew, invites her out for a drink. Is it a date? A friendly catch-up? Or something altogether different?

Amour wins big in Durban

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Award-winners announced at Durban International Film Festival The 33rd edition of the Durban International Film Festival, with principal funding from the National Lottery Distribution Trust Fund,  this evening (Saturday, July 28) announced its award-winners, prior to the closing film. Winner of the Best Feature Film award, Love (Amour) was applauded by the International Jury as “unmissable”, and the film’s director Michael Haneke, as a “contemporary master with an astute under...

aaiff12: Shanghai Calling Q&A Session

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By Maria Esteves –July 26, 2012 The 35th Asian American International Film Festival 2012 (aaiff12) Opening Night New York City Premiere of SHANGHAI CALLING, directed by Daniel Hsia, commenced Wednesday, July 25, 7:00 pm, at Asia Society, New York. Co-presented by Asian CineVision (ACV) and Asia Society, the Asian American Media Award for outstanding achievement and contribution to Asian American Media preceded the premiere screening. This year’s recipient of the Asian American Media Award...

35th Asian American Intl Film Fest Opening Night Premiere Shanghai Calling Red Carpet & Gala Reception Photos

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By Maria Esteves –July 26, 2012   The 35th Asian American International Film Festival 2012 (aaiff12) Opening Night New York City Premiere of SHANGHAI CALLING, directed by Daniel Hsia commenced Wednesday, July 25, 7:00 pm, at Asia Society, New York. Co-presented by Asian CineVision (ACV) and Asia Society, Opening Night Gala Reception immediately followed a special Q&A session with director Daniel Hsia, producer Janet Yang, actress Gillian Rexach and actor Sean Gallagher moderated...

The Jaxon Film Fest’s Film Submission Deadline Quickly Approaching For Season

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Submit now to be considered for this year’s festival.  The Jaxon Film Fest’s formal deadline for film submissions is quickly approaching. July 31, 2012 is the final day to submit your film for consideration to this year’s festival. After that the submission is possible only through Withoutabox as an extended deadline. But a savings can still be realized if you are registered with Withoutabox.com as a filmmaker. Mission Statement The Jaxon Film Fest supports an...

Indebted

Director: Márton "Mara" Jelinkó.
Elli (Heidi Lindén), a university student, has a problem. Living in the poor area, but partying in the upscale clubs of the city is taking its financial toll, that can not be covered by her part time job as a cleaning lady. Even after her grandmothers antique necklace has been pawned, there just doesn't seem to be enough money for her lifestyle and to pay back the loans she has accumulated. So she decides to make money out of her one night stands and soon she settles into the lifestyle of a call-girl. Iiris (Kristiina Puukko), who has been forced into working with a small-time criminal group, has a problem of her own. She is in love with her colleague, Andrei (Juha-Tapio Arola), who doesn't even notice it. In a macho environment, where debts are collected via fists, there wouldn't be any room for the mushy stuff anyway. However, neighter of the women can foresee how much things will go wrong when Elli and Andrei meet one night and love springs its head up between them. Iiris is not going to just observe this from the sidelines and Elli is not going back to her old life without Andrei any more. Only when the women are forced to work together, do they come face to face with the facts that there are some mistakes that cannot be undone just like that. ”Indebted” is the debut feature as a director for Márton Jelinkó, who has worked in the Finnish independent scene as a cinematographer, for many years. It was made on a shoestring budget, using digital acquisition and utilizing an experimental improvisational method of working with the actors and combining that with the visual style of the camerawork.

The second Fabulous Independent Film Festival ready to launch

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 THE FABULOUS INDEPENDENT FILM FESTIVAL Burns Court Cinemas, Saturday, August 18 and Sunday, August 19, 2012. Scheduled to be held at Burns Court Cinemas in downtown Sarasota, on Saturday, August 18 and Sunday, August 19, the Fabulous Independent Film Festival will mark its second anniversary by presenting 6 feature length films and 6 shorts celebrating diversity in the LGBT community. In association with the Harvey Milk Festival, a non profit organization, the festival is organized by ...

Karlovy Vary 2012, echoes and encores, with a Certain Geriatric Regard!

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Besides the customary unveiling of new and upcoming talent from far and wide which is the hallmark of this festival,  Karlovy 2012 provided such an extensive look at film history that these selections alone could have constituted an entire festival on their own.  Among digitally restored new prints of landmark old films were Fellini's "La Strada, 1954, which among other things made burly actor Anthony Quinn into an arthouse icon, and Miloš Forman's "Fireman's Ball" (1967) the...

Producer Rohit Khaitan

Rohit Khaitan's- PRAGUE directed by debutant Ashish Shukla opens for the world premiere at 12th Osian's Cinefan Film Festival in Competiton section.

World Premiere of 'Prague' at the 12th Osian’s-Cinefan Film Festival

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Rohit Khaitan's- 'PRAGUE' directed by debutant Ashish Shukla opens for the world premiere at 12th Osian's Cinefan Film Festival (27th July- 5th Aug, 2012) Competiton section. Having worked on sets for many years as an assistant director and creative producer at a leading film studio in India, full-time producer Rohit Khaitan identifies with all aspects of filmmaking from the creative to the business- from the story’s inception to the scripting, technical, finance, economics of its...
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