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Philadelphia Documentary & Fiction Festival - 2009 Awards

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Here are the awarded films at the 2009 edition of the Philadelphia Documentary & Fiction Festival.  To see the complete Official Selection, please visit www.philadelphia.filmfestnews.com  Special Prize to Best Documentary Film  LES ENFANTS SORCIERS DE KINSHASA by EMMANUEL REITZ - France Kinshasa, capital of the Democratic Republic of Congo. After years of civil war and millions of death among the population, poverty and desperation is r...

Angels and Demons star Ayelet Zurer the show in Rome premiere

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Angels and Demons star Ayelet Zurer captivates the Fashion World and steals the show on the red carpet. Israel's hottest superstar shined the brightest when she joined co-stars Tom Hanks & Ewan McGregor at the world-premiere of the highly anticipated sequel to The Da Vinci Code's, Angels and Demons. Oooh la la…Are diamonds always a girl's best friend? Zurer proves that her smoldering beauty and talent are only rivaled by her exceptional sense of style. While most celebrities choose diamonds as...

Pre History of filmfestivals.com

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The company was founded in 1995 began its festival involvement with the production of a CD-Rom on the Cannes Film Festival and the creation of their first official website. This successful experience developed into a focus on film festivals all over the world. Filmfestivals.com was registered on July 26, 1995. Yes, you read it right, 95! Below is a tour of our homepages! 1996: The first homepage! 1997 1998         19992000 The new design2...

The past does not look good on the net: watch our FIRST homepage

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The company was founded in 1995 began its festival involvement with the production of a CD-Rom on the Cannes Film Festival and the creation of their first official website. This successful experience developed into a focus on film festivals all over the world. Filmfestivals.com was registered on July 26, 1995. Yes, you read it right, 95! Below is a tour of our homepages in our history ! 1996: The first homepage! 1997 1998 1999 2000 The new design...

NEWSLETTER N° 404: February 25, 2009

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Our newsletter reaches over 73 000 subscribers every week   Follow this link if you cannot read the newsletter properly Contact the Editor of the site, Advertise on the sites. ENJOY THE NEW VERSION OF THE SITE LAUNCHED THIS WEEK Quick summary of the changes on fest21.com include : - New look, easier navigation - Transfer of the Festival Directory data...

The MEIFF delegation to Berlin

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Abu Dhabi Authority for Culture and Heritage and Middle East International Film Festival executives conclude Berlinale delegationAbu Dhabi, 25th February 2009: ADACH and MEIFF executives along with MEIFF film programmers concluded their week long delegation to the 59th Berlin International Film Festival, returning to Abu Dhabi with a handful of potential co-operations and films for this year’s Middle East International Film Festival and other ADACH film-related projects. The delegation to Berl...

European Film Market, Interview with Director Beki Probst

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Berlinale: European Film Market, Interview with Director Beki Probst. In 1988 Beki Probst was appointed Director of the Film Fair for the Berlinale which she then renamed European Film Market. Her prior experience includes work for the Locarno Film Festival and representation of the Berlinale in Turkey and Greece. Beki Probst was born in Istanbul and studied law and journalism.Her twenty year direction resulted in the constant expansion of the European Film Market and its transformation into...

The Dubai Film Market: Interview with the Director Ziad Yaghi

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As noted in our February 4th write up, setting up the first regional film market is part of a comprehensive strategy by the Emirate of Dubai to create a sophisticated media infrastructure. It includes dating Dubai media city for electronic and print media with 1300 mostly foreign companies; Dubai Internet City; the International Media Production Zone; Dubai Studio City housing the biggest and technologically most advanced studio facility in the Middle East; and the five year old Dubai Internatio...

NEWSLETTER N° 401: February 4, 2009

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Our newsletter reaches over 73 000 subscribers every week   Follow this link if you cannot read the newsletter properly Contact the Editor of the site, Advertise on the sites. ENJOY THE NEW VERSION OF THE SITE LAUNCHED THIS WEEK Quick summary of the changes on fest21.com include : - New look, easier navigation - Transfer of the Festival Directory data...

Dubai Love

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Director: Amin Yoma.
Sophia is a young and beautiful journalist who gets her first job, covering a story in Dubai, thanks to her boyfriend and boss at a publishing house. When she arrives, she meets her driver, Carim, who starts to introduce her to Arab customs, but she wastes no time in corrupting their professional relationship by subjecting Carim to her wildest sexual desires. That is how Sophia reconsiders her troubled relationship with her partner. She risks her dream job opportunity tempted by a clandestine love affair that has no future.

A look back at 2008 Dubai Film Market

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Thefifth Dubai International Film Festival held in December 2008 introduced animportant new component, the Dubai Film Market.  To date Dubai has been among theEmirates the fastest growing tourist and business destination and has investedbillions of dollars into establishing a state of the art communications andmedia infrastructure. This includes a film sector for which the Dubai FilmFestival and the Dubai Film Market are essential ingredients, not to speak ofthe imminent opening in Dubai of th...

A look back on Dubai Film Market

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Dubai Film MarketThe fifth Dubai International Film Festival held in December 2008 introduced an important new component, the Dubai Film Market. To date Dubai has been among the Emirates the fastest growing tourist and business destination and has invested billions of dollars into establishing a state of the art communications and media infrastructure. This includes a film sector for which the Dubai Film Festival and the Dubai Film Market are essential ingredients, not to speak of the immin...

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