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The Hawaii International FIlm Festival Awards Keye of Life, best feature

With every new year of films comes a new batch of award winning projects. The Hawaii International FIlm Festival (HIFF) presented by Halekulani recognizes its top films with the Halekulani Golden Orchid and NETPAC awards. Of the numerous films that were up for nomination, three standout films have been recognized by winning these top awards from HIFF. KEY OF LIFE, a japanese comedy about identity switching, has been given the Halekulani Golden Orchid Award for Narrative Feature. Jurors for th...

Hawaii International Film Festival highlights

The 32nd Hawaii International Film Festival (HIFF), presented by Halekulani will take place October 11-21 in Honolulu. The festival, in partnership with the Vilcek Foundation, will showcase six films--four features and two documentary shorts--as part of the New American Filmmakers (NAF) program.     The NAF program, previously called American Immigrant Filmmakers on Profile, continues to highlight the creative enterprises of talented foreign-born writers, directors, producers,...

THE 2ND ANNUAL GUAM INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL - PRESENTED BY DFS GALLERIA

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Guam - The 2nd Annual Guam International Film Festival Presented by DFS Galleria will take place from Thursday, September 27 through Sunday, September 30, 2012 at the Micronesia Mall Stadium Theatres and Zen Ultra Lounge in Tumon Bay.   With over 3000 attendees at last year’s event, Guam International Film Festival (GIFF) is focusing their efforts in engaging, educating and entertaining Guam’s diverse communities by showcasing culturally relevant films. “One thing I’m ...

Hallo Durban

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My annual pilgrimage to the Durban International Film Festival kicked off on 20 July. I went straight to the media briefing at the Blue Waters Hotel where I chatted to Oliver Hermanus and Deon Lotz, director and star of last year's Beauty. This year Hermanus is part of the international jury and Lotz can be seen in the much anticipated Sleeper's Wake, which is having its world premiere in Durban. Lotz also told me that the film has been accepted for Toronto! I saw two film...

VIVAN LAS ANTIPODAS! (2011) –(LONG LIVE THE ANTIPODES!)

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            Victor Kossakovsky’s VIVAN LAS ANTIPODAS! (2011) –(LONG LIVE THE ANTIPODES!) premiered this year at the 68th Venice Film Festival and most recently screened to audiences at the 14th Thessaloniki Documentary Film Festival. It is for me one of the most memorable documentaries since Ron Fricke’s BARAKA (1992), similar in form as a type of guided meditation which takes us ar...

VIVAN LAS ANTIPODAS! (2011) –(LONG LIVE THE ANTIPODES!)

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            Victor Kossakovsky’s VIVAN LAS ANTIPODAS! (2011) –(LONG LIVE THE ANTIPODES!) premiered this year at the 68th Venice Film Festival and most recently screened to audiences at the 14th Thessaloniki Documentary Film Festival. It is for me one of the most memorable documentaries since Ron Fricke’s BARAKA (1992), similar in form as a type of guided meditation which takes us a...

Vanessa Hudgens and Josh Hutcherson arrives at Sydney Airport for her latest film Premiere: JOURNEY 2: THE MYSTERIOUS ISLAND

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Vanessa Hudgens and Josh Hutcherson arrives at Sydney Airport for her latest film Premiere: JOURNEY 2: THE MYSTERIOUS ISLAND. Vanessa Hudgens (Suckerpunch and High School Musical) and Josh Hutcherson (Journey to the Centre of the Earth and The Hunger Games) will land in Sydney for the red carpet premiere today. Journey 2: The Mysterious Island begins when young Sean Anderson (Hutcherson) receives a c...

New films by renowned filmmakers in IFFR’s Spectrum

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In its main section Spectrum, the International Film Festival Rotterdam screens films by experienced directors and maestros of artistic and experimental cinema. In total, Spectrum is made up of seventy-two features and documentaries from thirty-two countries, among which six films supported by IFFR’s Hubert Bals Fund. The full Spectrum title list is available here.Sixteen of the Spectrum films will be world premières, including those by Pat Holden (UK); Daniel Rosenfeld (Argentina); Garin Nug...

Alexander Payne at 52nd Thessaloniki Film Festival

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Alexander Payne at TIFF 2011 TIFF PRESS RELEASE!52nd TIFF: Alexander Payne Press Conference (11/5/2011)ALEXANDER PAYNE PRESS CONFERENCE On Saturday, November 5th, a Press Conference was given by the Greek-American director Alexander Payne during the 52nd Thessaloniki International Film Festival, at Warehouse C. Present were the Festival’s Director, Dimitri Eipides and Mr. Payne’s director of photography Phedon Papamichael, also a Greek-American. Alexander Payne’s new film The Descendants ...

42th USA Film Festival offers a retrospective of Alexander Payne films

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Alexander Payne Retrospective Kicks Off Dallas Release of The DescendantsSeries Presented by the USA Film Festival and the Angelika Film Center DallasThe USA Film Festival and the Angelika Film Center Dallas will partner to present a retrospective film series featuring the films of writer/director Alexander Payne from November 7 10, 2011 at the Angelika Film Center Dallas, 5321 E. Mockingbird Lane. The retrospective series will conclude on November 14 with a special preview screening of Payne...

Hawaii International Film Festival Awards

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  The 31st Hawaii International Film Festival (HIFF) presented by Halekulani is proud to announce the winners of this year's Audience Awards, presented by Hawaii News Now. Ballots were distributed at the the first screening of every eligible film at this year's festival and audiences selected their favorite Documentary Feature, Narrative Feature, and Short Film. The ballots have been counted and this year's winners are:    FAVORITE NARRA...

Alexander Payne, Director of Closing Night Film THE DESCENDANTS, to Receive Hawai Vision in Film Award

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  HAWAII INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL PRESENTED BY HALEKULANI TO PRESENT VISION IN FILM AWARD SPONSORED BY THE CITY & COUNTY OF HONOLULU    The Hawaii International Film Festival (HIFF) presented by Halekulani is proud to recognize exceptional members of the film community with the VISION IN FILM Award presented by the City & County of Honolulu. This award is presented in recognition of industry players who pos...

Hawaii International Film Festival Awards

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With every new year of films comes a new batch of award winning projects. The Hawaii International Film Festival (HIFF) presented by Halekulani recognizes its top films with the Halekulani Golden Orchid and NETPAC awards. Of the numerous films that were up for nomination, three standout films have been recognized by winning these top awards from HIFF. PATANG, a combination of stories following six people that are brought together by India's largest kite festival, has been given the Halekulani Go...

The Tokyo International film festival to support Tsunami victims

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24th TOKYO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL AIMS TO SUPPORT EARTHQUAKE AND TSUNAMI VICTIMS by Alex Deleon   Jūzō Itami  The Tokyo International film festival (TIFF) which came into being in 1985 and is now in its 24th edition forms, is, along with Pusan in neighboring Korea, what might be called the "one-two punch" of leading Asian film festivals. This festival started off slowly and was only held every other year between 1985 and 1991, but fi...

NYFF 2011 The Descendants Press Conference Coverage

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By Maria Esteves – October 18, 2011 The 49th New York Film Festival 2011(NYFF 2011) presented by the Film Society of Lincoln Center press screening of The Descendants, directed by Academy award-winning filmmaker Alexander Payne was held at Lincoln Center’s Gilman Theater, Sunday, October 15, 11:30 AM. A live press conference immediately followed with director Alexander Payne, casts members Amara Miller (Scottie King), Beau Bridges (cousin Hugh), George Clooney (Matt King), Judy Greer (Jul...

Hawaii International Film Festival opening and closing films

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Welcome a new year of films with highlights from around the world and festival standouts. The 31st Hawaii International Film Festival (HIFF) presented by Halekulani brings some of the hottest films on the festival circuit as opening, centerpiece, and closing night features. These highly-anticipated films bring much buzz and star-power to a lineup featuring 212 films. This year's opening night film is the Korean submission for the Oscar's Best Foreign Language film THE FRONT LINE, centerpiece wil...

GUAM, USA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL ANNOUNCES JURY AND NOMINEES

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GUAM, USA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL ANNOUNCES JURY AND NOMINEES HAGATÑA, GUAM, USA (September 13, 2011) – The Guam International Film Festival (GIFF) announced the members of their 2011 Official Grand Jury, comprised of four industry professionals with extensive media experience in the global film community. GIFF executive director, Don Muna, says ”Given the credentials of the 2011 jury panel,  I’m confident that we’re sending the clear message to the world that we consid...

SMUGGLER

Director: Katsuhito Ishii.
After it failed in actor’s dream, 25-year-old Kinuta does nothing but going to pachinko parlor every day. Deceived by a young hoodlum, he is even burdened with a large sum of debt. Kinuta starts a high paid job to carry “things” from the underworld for the debt repayment. The so-called “smuggler” job is to carry and dispose of dangerous things. One day, he is asked to carry a dead body… Now the outsider must face to a situation of live or death. “Don’t be buried in the undesirable everyday life and turn into the scum o the earth.” At the crucial moment in his life, the weakest hero Kinuta rises up and takes action. “You can’t just run away all the time!” Being surrounded by the impressive characters from underworld, Kinuta stands on his own feet at the very first time in his life and accomplish a miracle.

IFFBoston 2010: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday (Closing)

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Monday at IFFBoston 2010 brings two vastly different screenings to Somerville’s small Cinema 5.  8: The Mormon Proposition lays out the political battles surrounding the recent Proposition 8 in California.  The purpose of Prop 8 was to repeal the existing right of marriage for same-sex couples.  In the days that followed the vote on the confusingly worded text - where supporters needed to vote “no” and opponents were to vote “yes” – it became known that the Prop 8 campaign had bee...

NEWSLETTER N° 500: march 3rd, 2011

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 .............                                                                                                                                                          NEWSLETTER N° 500: march 3rd, 2011 Follow this LINK if you cannot read the newsletter properly  500! let us toast to that! Contact the Editor, Advertise with us  This weekly newsletter reaches 90 9...

IFFF panels announced

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PanelsWelcome to the IFFF. Providing professional panels and networking opportunities for aspiring filmmakers to meet with established leaders in the industry is central to IFFF's mission. The 2011 festival will re-present some of last year's more popular panels and add some new and exciting panels in specialized areas of film interest and distribution. Check back periodically for "Panels" schedule additions, changes and/or updates. Seating is limited and many of these ...

Diagonale 2011: A Tribute to Elfi Mikesch

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Elfi Mikesch, born 1940 in Judenburg, Styria, but living in Berlin for many years, is one of the most multi-faceted artist personalities of today. Starting off as a painter and photographer, she slowly expanded her artistic profile by making a name for herself as an internationally sought after director and cinematographer. Already her first documentary Ich denke oft an Hawaii (I Often Think of Hawaii) was awarded the Silver Filmband in 1978. Beyond that, her cinematography unambiguously informe...

The Fender Music Lodge Rocks Sundance

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Fender Security Marcus Zavala, Photo by Michael Korbic The Sundance Film Festival had a lot of music surrounding it this year. One of the central places to unwind and hear some live tunes was the Fender Music Lodge. With different bands performing throughout the day in a very intimate setting, Fender was the place to be. Mandi Perkins of Of Verona, Photo by Dianna Renée During the intimate, live, rock shows, organic, fair trade spirits were served up by Fa...

'Une Minute Embrasse'

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Director: Jennifer Sims.
A man has an enticing encounter in a library...

Hawai Fest audience awards

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(Wednesday, October 27, 2010) -- The Audience Awards, presented by Hawaii News Now, for Favorite Narrative Feature, Documentary and Short, have been determined. Throughout the festival, ballots were distributed for the first screening of every eligible film, 214 in all. The following films were chosen by audience members as their favorites for this year's edition of The Hawaii International Film Festival.FAVORITE NARRATIVE FEATURE: ONE KINE DAY directed by Chuck Mitsui.FAVORITE DOCUMENTARY FEAT...
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