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The filmmaker is an athlete. Conversations with Vittorio de Seta.

Director: Barbara Vey and Vincent Sorrel.
This portrait of a film director unlike any other attempts to capture the essence of Vittorio de Seta’s rapport with the humble people he filmed and elegantly brought to Cinema Scope’s big screen in color from the 1950s onwards. From his home in Calabria, the film director looks back over his epic films. Starting with the sound on his earliest short documentaries, this craftsman of the screen and pioneer of sound tells us how he went on small fishing boats catching swordfish, to the depths of sulfur mines and to the top of Mount Stromboli to film and record. Then, evoking his feature-length films such as “Diary of a Schoolteacher”, “Half a Man” and “Bandits of Orgosolo”, Vittorio de Seta explains how filming other people also involves a certain amount of soul searching.

Pentedattilo Film Festival

 Pentedattilo Film Festival is held every year in the unique ancient town of Pentedattilo, near Reggio Calabria (Italy). The village, defined by the nineteenth-century traveler Edward Lear "The strangest human dwelling place" is perched on a strange rock shaped as a giant hand, and it has recently experienced a cultural recovery that has made it one of the most significant destination for the spread of international short films. This year Pentedattilo Film Festival opens again to those insatiable travellers who explore unusual borders, dedicating them a 3 full time days of screenings, seminars, films, special events.

The PFF, born in 2006 by a group of young filmmakers and produced by 'Ram Film' and the 'Associazione Pro Pentedattilo' with the partnership of several bodies and agencies, aims to give visibility to the most recent production of short films and to foster ideas and artistic exchanges; whereas the awards are an encouragement to the authors who invade each year a place that represents an emblem of change and creative sharing.

A Showcase Of Classic And Contemporary Italian Cinema

  Fellini, Rossellini, Visconti, De Sica, Pasolini, Bertolucci, Antonioni......these are some of the greatest masters of the art of filmmaking. All of the above, and several others, are included in the Days Of Italian Cinema event at the Zlin Film Festival, a true feast for cinemaphiles. Italian film has been a lively inspiration for filmmakers for decades and despite the frequent opinion that Italian cinema is dead or dying, there comes a new generation to take the place of the old mas...

Habemus Papam trailer

Following the death of the Pope, the Conclave meets to elect his successor. A cardinal is chosen who seems unable to bear the weight of such a responsibility. Is it anxiety? Is it depression? Does he feel inadequate? The faithful are waiting for the new Pope to appear on the balcony in St. Peter’s Square. The world is on tenterhooks, while in the Vatican they seek ways to come through the crisis. ...

Krakow Film Festival (23rd -29th May) includes 35 titles in competition

  National competition of 51st Krakow Film Festival (23rd -29th May) includes 35 titles. The winner of the national competition will be awarded with the Golden Hobby-Horse.   It is for the first time that feature documentaries enter the national competition. Two of them participate also in the international competition: "The Doctors" by Tomasz Wolski, currently in the post-production phase, and "Phnom Penh Lullaby" by Pawel Kloc, which has already bee...

13th TDF documentary film lineup

film still from MY SWEET CANARY (2011), opening film for 13th TDF 13th THESSALONIKI DOCUMENTARY FESTIVAL Images of the 21st Century March 11 – 20, 2011 The 13th Thessaloniki Documentary Festival - Images of the 21st Century, part of the Thessaloniki International Film Festival, presents approximately 220 films (shorts and features) by directors from all over the world, as well as a full parallel events program (previously announced on February 25). OPENING FILM ...

Film Forum: An Embrace of European Cinema

  How fortunate are we film-crazy New Yorkers to have such a cinematic treasure as the Film Forum in our midst. The three-screen arthouse complex in the West Village neighborhood of Manhattan has been an indispensable New York institution for over 40 years. As the only remaining independent not-for-profit arthouse theater (in a city that used to be pocketed with them), the Film Forum presents an enviable mix of the classic and the obscure, the heralded and the newly discovered. The le...

TIFF 2010 International Competition Contenders

 Today, December 10, 2010 marks the last day of screenings for the films in competition at the 51st Thessaloniki Film Festival.  Films in competition are:1)     David Michod's Animal Kingdom (2010) - Australia"Where do you fit? Where's your place and where do you belong? For J. Cody, the task of answering these questions will mean making the hardest decisions of his life." 2) Ari Bafalouka's Apnea (2010) - Greece"Everything’s quiet when you’re in the water. No ...

Documentary Films Competitions!

PLUS CAMERIMAGE PRESENTS DOCUMENTARY FILMS COMPETITION Documentary Films Competition "Image of the World - World in Images" is organized in collaboration with     For this year’s Documentary Films Competition, held within the Documentary Films Section of 'Image of the World - World in Images' under the patronage of Discovery Networks Central Europe, the entries were accepted for two separate categories: feature-lenght and ...

DOK Leipzig 2010 Awards

The International Jury for Documentary Film awards:   for Documentary Films and Videos / Long Metrage (longer than 45 min)     a Golden Dove along with € 10.000 granted by TELEPOOL GmbH to the film Vodka Factoryby Jerzey Sladkowski (Sweden)         a Silver Dove along with € 3.000 to the film Miesten vuoroSteam of Life by Joonas Berghäll and Mika Hotakainen (Finland, Sweden)   ...

Leipzig Festival presentation

The International Leipzig Festival for Documentary and Animated Film - DOK Leipzig - is the largest German and one of the leading international festivals for artistic documentary and animated films. It was founded in 1955 by the 'club of film-makers of the German Democratic Republic' (Club der Filmschaffenden der DDR) under the title "All-German Leipzig Week for Cultural and Documentary Film", as the first independent film festival of the GDR. During the Cold War, the festi...

Italian Cinema Bridges The Atlantic

  PASSIONE (John Turturro, Italy) As the Venice International Film Festival enters its final weekend, the annual overlap between it and the Toronto International Film Festival, which opened this past Thursday, is most keenly felt. It is no secret that the two festivals are major rivals for world premieres and the attention of the world press. Venice's appeal is well, that's it is of the world's most glamorous destinations. Toronto, a city that put the ugh in urban, is m...

American Indie Winner At Munich Film Festival

  The American indie film THE MYTH OF THE AMERICAN SLEEPOVER has won the inauguaral American Indie Newcomer Prize at the Munich Film Festival for debut filmmaker David Robert Mitchell. The prize includes a 5000 Euro cash award endowed by the U.S. Consulate General. The Festival wrapped this past weekend. The coming-of-age story about a few teenagers who sneak out of the house one night premiered at the SXSW Film Festival in March, where it received a special jury prize for Bes...

MARINA, directed by Stijn Coninx, european co production

  Eyeworks Film & TV Drama (Belgium), Cologne Film (Germany) and Orisa Produzioni (Italy) will coproduce the Belgian-German-Italian film MARINA, directed by Stijn Coninx. Over 40% of the 6.000.000 Euro budget is in place, originating from the Benelux. Principal photography is planned for summer of 2011, release is scheduled for March 2012. Although set in the fifties, in post war Europe, Marina taps into that very modern and actual theme of migration and integration. But foremost, ...

The 11th International Film Festival Bratislava reveals the main highlights of its programme.

New talents and renowned filmmakers. Timeless thematic and new points of view. Discoveries and rediscoveries. Visitors of the 11th International Film Festival Bratislava will have the opportunity to watch feature films, documentaries and short films presenting what nowadays drives the world cinema. UniCredit Bank Slovakia a.s. became the official general partner of IFF Bratislava for next 4 years. Competitions, Panorama, Focus. The three main parts of IFF Bratislava preserve the best ...

Epizephiry Film Festival 2010


The fourth edition of the contest "Epizephiry International Film Festival 2010" is announced.
Proposing organization: AZULEJOS INTERNATIONAL - Italy

The registration to the film contest is free.

1) Section SHORT FILMS - for films of 15 minutes duration maximum;
2) Section MEDIUM FILMS - for films of 40 minutes duration maximum;
3) Section ANIMATION FILMS - no duration limits;
4) Section DOCUMENTARIES - no duration limits;
5) Section MUSIC VIDEOCLIPS - no duration limits.


Director: Nestore Buonafede.
A night journey, Edgar, the poet, in company with Psyche, his soul, through spectral and shadowy landscapes. The two characters, after stopping at a forest, peopled with archetypal figures and horrific, and then, with a mysterious lake, come near a stately avenue, flanked by monumental cypress trees, which pass through. When, at dawn, come the end of the avenue, a distant star flooded them with a light arcane and mysterious, attracting to itself Edgar, as the sirens did with Ulysses. That magical star, intoxicating and wonderful, retain, however, in itself, a terrible trap, from which, Psyche try in vain to save him, trying desperately to dissuade him to continue the journey, and begged him to come back until I still time. Edgar, though, as if hypnotized, and that irresistible attraction, pushes inexorably forward, dragging with it the recalcitrant Psyche. But in a short time, that light, warm and welcoming, changes color, becoming cold and distant. That light, almost greenish, awakens in him doubts and uncertainties, making him shiver. Shortly thereafter, a tomb bar their way, and knowledge, so long lovingly hidden, emerges in the light of consciousness, making it more conscious, but at the same time more fragile. That monumental tomb, located on the edge of his mind, it holds a terrible secret, knowledge of which destroy him. The past, buried in the deepest recesses of his soul, returned slowly to the surface; Psyche, distraught, tells him who is buried in there: Ulalume, his beloved, lost Ulalume. Ulalume is not, however, she believed that he, his adored young bride, but she who gave him life, and has fed and bred among the miasma of illness and death, until, at only 2 years, has seen her die in agony. Ulalume is his mother Elizabeth, who died of tuberculosis after repeated hemoptysis, as well as Virginia died of tuberculosis his beloved wife. The memory, then, stands out vividly in front of him, and death, that silently and secretly, had accompanied him throughout his life, he shows, finally, in all its horror, and spreads her black cloak inside him. Psyche, the vital soul, which so long supported him, is no longer necessary, and, weeping, leaves him, alone and desolate, in the arms of the woman, who soon he will claim the body also.

24th Annual 2009 International Dance Music Awards

By Maria Esteves - April 9, 2009 The 24thAnnual 2009 International Dance Music Awards (IDMA) presented by the Winter Music Conference; hosted by chief executive officer/founder Daniel Glass, Glassnote Records, Charo and Felix Sama was held at the Miami Beach Resort & Spa, Miami Beach, FL, Thursday, March 26, 2009, 8:00 PM. IDMA annually acknowledges exceptional achievements and innovation in the dance and electronic music industry worldwide (artists, DJs, producers, promoters, remixers, ...


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