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47th New York Film Festival Closing Night Premiere “Broken Embraces” Red Carpet Photos

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By Maria Esteves - October 28, 2009 The 47th New York Film Festival 2009 (NYFF09) presented by the Film Society of Lincoln Center, Closing Night Premiere of "BROKEN EMBRACES (LOS ABRAZOS ROTOS)," written/produced/directed by Pedro Almodóvar was held at Alice Tully Hall, Lincoln Center, on Sunday, October 11, 8:00 PM.  NYFF09 closing night red carpet arrivals included cast of actors, directors, producers, industry executives, and celebrity guests. BROKEN EMBRACES, a Sony Pictures...

The Global Film Village: Telefilm Canada and Just For Laughs announce COMEDY LAB Projects

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by Marla Lewin (c) Global Film Village CFC (Canadian Film Centre) announced the five filmmaking teams selected from among 74 producers who applied for 5 coveted spots. TheTelefilm Canada Features Comedy Lab program was created in collaboration with and announced at the 27th annual event Just For Laughs Comedy Conference in July. The Montreal Comedy festival is now the world’s largest and most prestigious comedy event welcoming over 2 million people each summer.  This is Canada...

The Collegium - Forum & Television Program Berlin

The Collegium - Forum & Television Program Berlin March 1996 Arts Calendar A Tribute to Sammy Davis Jr. Dancers Patricia Rissmann-Kolisch & Peter Kolisch Choreography Patricia Rissmann-Kolisch & Peter Kolisch Production, Direction, Editing: Prof. Donald Muldrow Griffith co-founder/producer/director Fountainhead® Tanz Theatre

Telefilm Canada and Just For Laughs announce COMEDY LAB Projects

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CFC (Canadian Film Centre) announced the five filmmaking teams selected from among 74 producers who applied for 5 coveted spots. TheTelefilm Canada Features Comedy Lab program was created in collaboration with and announced at the 27th annual event Just For Laughs Comedy Conference in July. The Montreal Comedy festival is now the world’s largest and most prestigious comedy event welcoming over 2 million people each summer. This is Canada’s first advanced professional program designed to dev...

AFM 09 announces its seminars and conferences program

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The 2009 American Film Market today announced its schedule of seminars and conferences to be held between Nov. 4 and 11. Celebrating its 30th year, the AFM will showcase panels on film financing opportunities, local and international distribution trends, marketing strategies and digital technologies. The sessions will include film executives, producers, writers, directors, distributors, financiers and attorneys. This year’s seminars and conferences will include the annual “AFM Finance Co...

AFM 09 announces seminars and conferences

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The 2009 American Film Market today announced its schedule of seminars and conferences to be held between Nov. 4 and 11. Celebrating its 30th year, the AFM will showcase panels on film financing opportunities, local and international distribution trends, marketing strategies and digital technologies. The sessions will include film executives, producers, writers, directors, distributors, financiers and attorneys. This year’s seminars and conferences will include the annual “AFM Finance Confer...

Ojai-Ventura International Film Festival line up

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Celebrating its 10th Anniversary, the Ojai-Ventura International Film Festival is proud to announce its line-up of more than 60 films to be screened at the upcoming Festival November 5th through 8th in several venues throughout Ojai and at Ventura’s Brooks Institute. For a complete, downloadable schedule of all films and pass and ticket purchase information, visit www.ojai-venturafilmfestival.com.Celebrated for its consistently high quality and provoking slate of documentary, narrative and ani...

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 ...

MEIFF Abu Dhabi jury members

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The Middle East International Film Festival (MEIFF) today unveiled an illustrious roster of respected film industry professionals who will serve as jury members for the 2009 Middle East International Film Festival. Comprised of some of the most prominent names in global cinema today, the MEIFF 2009 juries bring added prestige to what is already one of the most ground-breaking film programs ever assembled in the region. The much anticipated Narrative Feature Competition will be spearheaded by int...

Middle East Fest unveils juries

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The Middle East International Film Festival (MEIFF) today unveiled an illustrious roster of respected film industry professionals who will serve as jury members for the 2009 Middle East International Film Festival. Comprised of some of the most prominent names in global cinema today, the MEIFF 2009 juries bring added prestige to what is already one of the most ground-breaking film programs ever assembled in the region.The much anticipated Narrative Feature Competition will be spearheaded by inte...

PARADISO directed by Alessandro Negrini

Director: Alessandro Negrini.
Derry, Northern Ireland: Roy Arbuckle decides it’s time to challenge one of the monstrosities left by the war: fear. He wants to reunite his former Showband, The Signetts and his formers musicians, now in their seventies, organizing a major dance night and get Protestants and Catholics dancing together again in The Fountain, a dying Protestant ghetto. A colourful, melancholic and ironic musical journey through a ghetto that, even if it find itself in its last dance, it doesn’t want to miss a single step of it

European Short Film nominees for the EFA

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THE SHORT FILM NOMINEES FOR THE EUROPEAN FILM AWARDS 2009The final nominee has just been announced at the International Short Film Festival in Drama (Greece):Drama Short Film Nominee for the European Film Awards 2009BONNE NUIT (Good Night)by Valéry RosierBelgium/France, 18', fictionIn BONNE NUIT, 40-year-old Philippe, who works in a demolition company, visits his two children. He picks them up from his ex-wife's house. But Philippe is hiding something from his children, he is not reacting as us...

Temecula Valley International Film & Music Festival Audience Choice Awards

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CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL WINNERS OF THE 2009 Temecula Valley International Film & Music Festival Audience Choice Awards:Winning feature film: $5 A DAYDirector Nigel Cole, Producers: Jane Goldenring,Carol Baum, Kia JamWinning documentary: The Making of the NutcrackerDirector: Inda Reid, Producers: Beverly Stephenson, Annette RosenWinning Short Film: The Bakeshop GhostWriter/Director: Lorette BayleWinning Animation: Chicory N CoffeeAnimator: Dusan KastelicWinning Music Video: You Got ItDirector: Kel...

Call for Entries: Cape Winelands Film Festival

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 Oneof South Africa’s largest film festivals, Cape Winelands Film Festival,has announced that its 2010 edition will take place from 17-27 March2010. The official call for entries for the festival, which takes placein Cape Town and the wine district of Stellenbosch, South Africa hasbeen announced. Thereare four categories for consideration:1. Feature Films2. Documentary Feature Film3. Short Film : Professional4. Short Film : New DirectorWithinthese, the following prizes will be awarded:1. G...

XXIV. Black International Cinema Berlin Germany 2009, May 7-10, Rathaus Schöneberg (city hall)

XXIV. Black International Cinema Berlin Germany & USA 2009 May 7-10 Rathaus Schöneberg (city hall) John-F.-Kennedy-Platz 10825 Berlin-Schöneberg "A COMPLEXION CHANGE – International & Intercultural Diplomacy" A tribute to: Chancellor Willy Brandt "The future will not be mastered by those who dwell on the past." Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

A Neglected Film Noir Masterpiece Chosen By Pedro Almodovar

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  by  Sandy Mandelberger, Online Dailies Editor  “Night And The City” (1950) is a neglected film noir masterpiece by the American-born director Jules Dassin. The film, a cult favorite among cinephiles but largely unknown by the public, has taken on renewed currency as the inspiration for “Broken Embraces”, the latest film from Spanish superstar director Pedro Almodóvar, which screened at the ERA New Horizons International Film Festival in Wroclaw, Poland. Almodovar himself...

2009 Tribeca Film Festival Awards

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By Maria Esteves - May 11, 2009 The Eighth Annual 2009 Tribeca Film Festival (TFF09) Jury Competition Awards presented by founding sponsor American Express and hosted by Gideon Yago was held in the Tribeca Filmmaker Lounge sponsored by Union Square  Ballroom, New York, Thursday, April 30, 7:00 PM.  TFF09 Audience Choice Award hosted by Heineken were announced at the Awards Wrap Party in the Tribeca Filmmaker Lounge at Union Square Ballroom,  Saturday, May 2, 9:00 PM. The festivals award w...

WorldFest-Houston Intl Film Festival Announces Awards

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The 42nd Annual WorldFest-Houston Intl Film Festival Announces The Remi Award Winners for 2009Houston, Texas - Apr 26, 2009 WorldFest-Houston, the 3rd longest-running International Film Festival in North America, celebrated the conclusion of its 10-day run of film, fun and fanfare in its 42nd annual independent film showcase with a 10% increase in overall audience attendance! Kick-off was the world premiere of WorldFest alum, Jim Amatulli's "Flying By" with film luminary and Oscar winner, Patric...

NEW YORK INTERNATIONAL INDEPENDENT FILM AND VIDEO FESTIVAL (NYIIFVF) HOSTS INFORMAL RECEPTION WITH PRIMORAC, MARTEN AND FERRARA

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This Saturday's New York International Independent Film and Video Festival reception at 2nd Avenue's Pangea restaurant was a convenient walk across the street from the Village East Cinemas where Filmmakers, actors, and artists assembled from Japan, China, Austria, Botswana, South America, Italy, India, and all across the USA. Though interpreters were used to translate across language barriers - no translators were necessary to convey the passion and pride these Independents showed for each oth...

“Mick Rock/Iggy Pop Raw Power Redux” Premieres at the 2009 New York International Independent Film and Video Festival

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By Maria Esteves - April 7, 2009 The 2009 New York International Independent Film & Video Festival (NYIIFVF) rockumentary short film MICK ROCK/IGGY POP RAW POWER REDUX, produced/directed by Dean Holtermann premiered at the Village East Cinema, March 24, 8:00 pm. Actors, artists, directors, producers, and celebrity guests attended the screening. The premiere after party with special guest DJ iconic rock photographer Mick Rock was held at the Bowery Electric, NY. MICK ROCK/IGGY POP RA...

60 films lined up from Houston WorldFest

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Houston World Fest will run April 17 - 26, 2009 WorldFest was founded 49 years ago as Cinema Arts, an International Film Society in August, 1961. WorldFest became the third competitive international film festival in North America, following San Francisco and New York. WorldFest is the oldest Independent Film & Video Festival in the World. It evolved into a competitive International Film Festival in April, 1968. It was founded by award-winning producer/director Hunter Todd to present a quality fi...

Media industry to converge on Caernarfon

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Caernarfon will welcome filmmakers, programme makers, broadcasters and students from Wales, Ireland, Northern Ireland, Scotland, Cornwall and Brittany for next week’s Celtic Media Festival, which takes place between 25 and 27 March.Supported by broadcast, film, cultural and economic organisations throughout the Celtic countries, each year the event moves to a different Celtic location. 2009 represents a particularly important milestone for the Festival, since the annual event will be celebrat...

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