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Director: Robert M. Herzog.
Based on an almost true but entirely surreal experience. In 1968, a college senior tries to finish his Harvard Law School Application, which would keep him from being draft bait, likely to fight in the Vietnam War. Fong and his roommates start making enormous paper airplanes, get stoned, set the planes on fire and launch them from a precarious roof. At the end of an intense, frenzied evening, a final decision propels Fong into an uncertain, potentially lethal future. Flights depicts the intense pressures of an era when ordinary rites of passage could have life and death consequences. It is a timely exploration of the impact of America at war, amidst a conflict between citizenship and morality.

2011 BigPond Adelaide Film Festival announces program highlights

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The BigPond Adelaide Film Festival is delighted to announce highlights of its 2011 program, which consolidates BAFF’s position as the most innovative and creative film festival in Australia. The 2011 festival program embraces the diversity and complexity of the moving image as it appears all around us – on screen, online, on television, in galleries, and on the street. BAFF 2011 will screen more than 140 films from 40 countries, showcasing works across the spectrum from documentary features ...

Film music city Ghent will present a unique concert in Tallinn

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Film music city Ghent will present a unique concert in Tallinn on 2 December On 2 December 2010 the Ghent Film Festival will present in cooperation with the city of Ghent, the province of East Flanders, the Flemish Community and Fluxys a concert in Tallinn featuring film music by Gabriel Yared, Shigeru Umebayashi and Arvo Pärt. The concert will take place on the eve of the European Film Awards in the Estonian capital, which is also the European Capital of Culture 2011 and a twin town of Ghent. ...

Most Memorable Shorts: SF Int'l Animation Festival 2010

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What follows are the short films from this weekend's San Francisco International Animation Festival that in my opinion were most fantastic and that I think in one way or another stick with me forever. I Forgive You (Pierre Mousquet, Cauwe Jerome, Belgium 2009)Played as part of the Best of Annecy Program. An animation style reminiscent of The Simpsons. Two wrestlers fight, plot turns unexpectedly and the result is hilarious. San Francisco crowd chuckled with glee. Jean-Francois (Tom Haugomat, Bru...

SFX guru Douglas Trumbull to attend BigPond Adelaide

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There is something about film that has always amazed audiences. Legend has it that when the Lumière brothers first showed their film of a train entering a station in 1895, audiences dived for cover. The drive to dazzle the senses and bring the fantastical to life has been a constant part of cinema. If it could be imagined, filmmakers searched for ways to make it come to life. The shock of seeing so clearly what cannot be real is the achievement of these films.The 2011 BigPond Adelaide Film Fest...

Future Of Film Summit 2010 Theme: Dealmaking in the Age of Digital Cinema

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Stacey Snider, Co-Chairman and CEO of DreamWorks Studios, will keynote at the 2010 Future of Film Summit. Snider oversees the creative and financial aspects of all film development and production as well as the company's business strategy. Snider joined DreamWorks in March 2006 and since then has overseen such films as "Dreamgirls," "Sweeney Todd," "Tropic Thunder," and "Revolutionary Road." Prior to joining DreamWorks, Snider served as Chairman of Universal Pictures where she oversaw all domest...

Createasphere’s Entertainment Technology Exposition

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Createasphere’s Entertainment Technology Exposition, the entertainment and media industry’s showcase for previewing and learning about the latest trends and ground-breaking technologies, will take place November 3rd & 4th, 2010 at the Burbank Marriott Convention Center in Burbank, California. Running in conjunction with the Expo, Gear Alley will put the latest camera, lighting and production tools in the hands of attendees while providing education and networking opportunities. Gear Alley wi...

Actress Daryl Hannah at the IFF Brother's Manaki

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Daryl Hannah at the IFF Brother's Manaki - recipient of the Special Golden Camera 300 for outstanding contribution to the world cinema art. At today's press conference, ICFF Brother's Manaki and Vip operator with great honour and pleasure announced the jury of the "Brothers Manaki Film Festival" (16-22.10.2010, Bitola), and over 150 outstanding guests from the world cinema, of whom many were awarded at various film festivals from A-category, and the guest list includes the excep...

I'VE SEEN FILMS 2010 Awards

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With a screening program that contained both feature and short films, there were 250 competing works from 72 countries as well as Special Events and Masterclasses that took place, over the Festival’s 10 day-period, at Gnomo Milano Cinema, Centre Culturel Français, Spazio Oberdan, and IULM University. The Gala Award Evening took place on Friday, October 8 in a fully packed ‘Eight Column Hall’ of Milan’s Royal Palace, kindly set at the festival’s disposal by the Culture Department of th...

Woodstock Winners: Indie Films Honored

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The Woodstock Film Festival, hailed as the most fiercely independent of regional events, wrapped its 11th edition this weekend with the Maverick Awards Ceremony that honored films and filmmakers in competition, as well as bestowing achievement awards to a diverse group of film luminaries. The sparkling event was held on Saturday evening at the historic Backstage Studio Productions Arts & Entertainment Complex in Kingston, New York. Emceed by Academy-award nominated writer/director and Woodstock ...

Woodstock Winners: Indie Films Honored

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  STRANGER THINGS (Eleanor Burke and Ron Eyal, US/UK)    The Woodstock Film Festival, hailed as the most fiercely independent of regional events, wrapped its 11th edition this weekend with the Maverick Awards Ceremony that honored films and filmmakers in competition, as well as bestowing achievement awards to a diverse group of film luminaries. The sparkling event was held on Saturday evening at the historic Backstage Studio Productions Arts & Entertainment Co...

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Cadillac People's Choice Awards at TIFF

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  The Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) is unique among A-list film festivals because it still is a non-competitive event. Unlike its other stellar festival cohorts, including Cannes, Berlin, Venice, San Sebastian and Sundance, TIFF does not bother with the formality of competition juries and all the drama that surrounds their sometimes dubious choices. Instead, the audience determnes the winners, especially of the Cadillac People's Choice Awards, which were announced on Sunday...

19th Chichester International Film Festival 20% audience surge + Awards

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The 19th Chichester International Film Festival, the most successful to date with attendances up by a whopping 20%, closed on September 5 with a sellout Gala Closing World Premiere Film, Made in Dagenham, starring Sally Hawkins and Bob Hoskin, scriptwriter Billy Ivory giving an insight into the making of the film. The 18 day festival’s Opening Gala Film, The Illusionist, an English Premiere, was among the 93 films, 136 programme and 6 illustrated talks which attracted over 4,750 to the cinema...

Cyrus Frisch retrospective at Split Film Fest

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The Split International Festival of New Film will organize a retrospective with three feature films by acclaimed Dutch avant-garde director Cyrus Frisch. The retrospective includes the films SELFPITY (ZELFBEKLAG, 1993) - according to Cyrus Frisch, the existence of this movie was a good kept secret - , FORGIVE ME (VERGEEF ME, 2001) and WHY DIDN'T ANYBODY TELL ME IT WOULD BECOME THIS BAD IN AFGHANISTAN (WAAROM HEEFT NIEMAND MIJ VERTELD DAT HET ZO ERG ZOU WORDEN IN AFGHANISTAN, 2007). Frisch' lates...

World Soundtrack Academy announces Discovery Of The Year 2010

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Every year the advisory board of the World Soundtrack Academy chooses a ‘Discovery of the Year’ to celebrate emerging film composing talent. Famous composers as Klaus Badelt, Antonio Pinto, Craig Armstrong, Michael Giacchino, Gustavo Santaolalla and last year’s Nico Muhly were discovered by the board. The nominees for 2010 are Abel Korzeniowski - A Single Man Hélène Muddiman - Skin Atticus Ross - Book of Eli Clinton Shorter - District 9 Sergey Yevtushenko - The Last Station Following the...

Marbella 24 Hour Film challenge 2010

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Marbella Film festival is proud to announce the launch of its annual 24 hour film challenge, as part of the 2010 festival fringe.The event which is organised by Marbella International Film Festival, in association with New World Trust and with the support of “The Marbella Film Commission”, offers great opportunity for the film makers to add to their credits and demonstrate their talent to the world audiences.In the past years The Marbella 24 hour film challenge, has attracted many talented f...

World Soundtrack Awards Announces 2010 Nominees

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The World Soundtrack Academy has announced the list of its nominees for the 2010 Awards to be presented in three categories: Film Composer of the Year, Best Original Score of the Year and Best Original Song Written Directly for a Film. The names of the winners will be announced at the World Soundtrack Awards 10th Anniversary Gala on Saturday, October 23, the closing night of the Ghent International Film Festival.The nominees the World Soundtrack Awards 2010: Film Composer of the Year • Alexand...

Olaf de Fleur Johannesson, cinema Iceland

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  Interview with Olaf de Fleur Johannesson, the grand Icelandic director of Polite People (2010) and City State (2011). Olaf speaks in depth about both films and being a filmmaker far north, in Iceland.   ME: First, can you speak about how you got into writing and directing and producing for film?   OLAF: I was depressed, probably because I always take life much more seriously than needed. Out of that depression came a longing to create something and film...

Daniel Craig Gets Star Billing

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  Hollywood has been buzzing about it all summer. Who would star as the male lead in the tinseltown version of the incredibly popular novel trilogy by Swedish writer Stieg Larsson. Brad Pitt was considered the front runner and Tom Cruise was said to be interested. But word comes out from the Hills of Beverly that English actor Daniel Craig has closed his deal to star in Sony’s “The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo,” plus the two potential follow-ups that will be based on author Stieg L...

Seattle International Film Festival Announces Award-Winners

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The nation's largest film festival concludes today with record-breaking box office numbers, the announcement of the Jury and Audience Award Winners, and the Closing Night Gala featuring Get Low.The 36th Seattle International Film Festival concludes a record-breaking year today, in spite of the downturn in summer movie-going nationwide, with the announcement of juried SIFF 2010 Competition Awards and Golden Space Needle Audience Awards, bringing to a close the largest and most highly attended fil...

Imagining Love

Director: Nick Gillespie.
Born off the back of the "credit crunch" Imagining Love is an ambient short film which works as a puzzle between 4 very different characters, each of them offering up ideas of imagination, false reality, escape from modern day pressures, and love.

EVERYONE HAS REASONS TO BE ANGRY WITH THEIR MOTHER

Director: PAULINE MULOMBE.
The movie is the story of three trendy girls from Africa living in Brussels. In the next 48 hours, these sisters will have to face all their complexes and darkest secrets.Nothing new there, but how an African mother whom the culture and values can be in complete opposition will react to what her daughters have in store to her. This movie is about tolerance anThis movie is about tolerance and communication between 3 young women and a mother from a different era.

Call for entry for the Babelgum Online Film Festival

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BABELGUM ONLINE FILM FESTIVAL 3rd Edition Call for Entries March 28th submission deadline! Best of luck to all! Apply online: click the banner below on the relevant category Animation, narrative, non narrative, documentary Contact Info Karol Martesko-Fenster SVP & General Manager - Film Division Nelly Petit Marketing ...

Lost Fassbinder Film To Play At MoMA

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  The Film Department of the Museum of Modern Art, one of the most treasured film resources in New York and a major archive of world cinema, will present a true rarity next week in their film program. WORLD ON A WIRE, a lost television film directed by New German Cinema wunderkind Rainer Werner Fassbinder that not been seen since its original broadcast on German television in 1973, is being resurrected and presented at the inestimable institutons for a run from April 14 to 19. The resto...

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