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THE INVADER, an interview with director Nicolas Provost

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At the 68th Venice Film Festival, Belgian director Nicolas Provost held his world premier for his first feature film THE INVADER (2011). He immediately after traveled to Toronto for TIFF 2011 where he held his North American premier and where we held our interview. THE INVADER is an intense and arresting arthouse dramatic thriller about an African immigrant, AMADOU (played hauntingly by actor Isaka Sawadogo) who travels to Belgium for a new and hopefully better life. While finding himself at lon...

THE INVADER, an interview with director Nicolas Provost

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 At the 68th Venice Film Festival, Belgian director Nicolas Provost held his world premier for his first feature film THE INVADER (2011). He immediately after traveled to Toronto for TIFF 2011 where he held his North American premier and where we held our interview.THE INVADER is an intense and arresting arthouse dramatic thriller about an African immigrant, AMADOU (played hauntingly by actor Isaka Sawadogo) who travels to Belgium for a new and hopefully better life. While finding himself ...

NYILFF 2011: HBO Filmmaker VIP Reception Coverage

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By Maria Esteves – September 29, 2011 The 12th New York International Latino Film Festival 2011 (NYILFF11) HBO Filmmaker VIP Reception was held at Nuela Restaurant, New York, Wednesday, August 17, 8:00 PM. International filmmakers, producers, and industry executives attended the private networking reception. Nuela’s impeccable service, exquisite South American h’orderves, and deserts with an open bar in a hospitable and inviting ambiance was extraordinary. NYILFF 2011 HBO VIP Re...

Bonds forge as Trans Atlantic Partners wraps at IFP

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Trans Atlantic Partners has wrapped its third module, in conjunction with the Independent Filmmaker Project in New York City, with several international partnerships expected to emerge in the coming months.Producer Antonello Cozzolino of Montreal says hosting an additional third module of the intensive co-production training program in New York was an inspired decision.“We went through the week with the same goals, helping each other when needed, and we leave New York knowing we have solid pot...

49th Annual 2011 New York Film Festival Opens with Roman Polanski’s CARNAGE

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By Maria Esteves – September 27, 2011 The 49th Annual 2011 New York Film Festival (NYFF2011) commence Friday, September 30 - Sunday, October 16, 2011 at Alice Tully Hall and the Walter Reade Theater, New York. Presented by The Film Society of Lincoln Center, NYFF annually showcase the best in international, classic, and cutting-edge independent cinema. This year’s Opening, Centerpiece, and Closing Night films are North American Premiere of CARNAGE, directed by Roman Polanski, MY WEEK...

World Premiere of AMERICAN TEACHER Opens at AMC Cinemas Sept. 30th

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By Maria Esteves – September 26, 2011 The 2011 Education Nation Summit World Premiere of AMERICAN TEACHER, directed by Academy Award-winning filmmaker Vanessa Roth, commenced Sunday, September 25, 4:15PM, in the tent at Rockefeller Plaza, New York. Presented by NBC News Education Nation, a special panel discussion preceded the world premiere with director Vanessa Roth, wirter/producer Dave Eggers, moderated by meteorologist, Today Show host Al Roker, NBC. A post screening panel discussion i...

2011 Education Nation Summit World Premiere of AMERICAN TEACHER Panel Discussion Coverage

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By Maria Esteves – September 26, 2011 The 2011 Education Nation Summit World Premiere of AMERICAN TEACHER, directed by Academy Award-winning filmmaker Vanessa Roth, commenced Sunday, September 25, 4:15PM, in the tent at Rockefeller Plaza, New York. Business leaders, elected officials, educators, and parents attended the world premiere presented by NBC News Education Nation. AMERICAN TEACHER Opens Theatrically at AMC Cinemas, September 30, 2011. A special panel discussion preceded the w...

12th New York Intl Latino Film Festival Closing Night World Premiere of OUR LATIN THING Red Carpet Photos

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By Maria Esteves – September 24, 2011 The 12th New York International Latino Film Festival 2011 (NYILFF11) Closing Night World Premiere of OUR LATIN THING (NUESTRA COSA), by Academy Award winning filmmaker Leon Gast commenced Saturday, August 20, 2011 at the AMC Empire Cinema. Presented by American Airlines, sponsored by Heineken, the 40th anniversary remastered edition of FANIA All-Stars musical documentary OUR LATIN THING (NUESTRA COSA) is now available on DVD. Prior to screening, one luc...

The Big Black

Director: Oliver Kyr.
ELEVEN RULES TO SURVIVE PURGATORY Our forefathers warned us not to leave the burden of a guilt behind when we die. Because before your guilt-ridden soul is redeemed to heaven you would enter a strange, dark world. Welcome to the nightmare of purgatory. Welcome to the Big Black, where young Jack hunts the nightmare of his past and crosses paths with beautiful Eve. The girl who is either his Guardian Angel or his final doom. Time runs out as Jack tries to escape the demons of the waste land and find redemption.

Fiercely Independent Woodstock Film Festival

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  The 12th edition of the Woodstock Film Festival, an event that takes seriously its reputation for being “fiercely independent” is in full flower (power) this weekend in the center of Woodstock, New York and neighboring towns through Sunday, September 25. For this year’s edition, the Festival is presenting nearly 150 films, along with a series of professional panels, music performances and special events. Among the highlights taking place this weekend are a repeat screening of the...

Eighth Annual 2011 High Performance Computing Show & Conference

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By Maria Esteves – September 21, 2011   The Eighth Annual 2011 High Performance Computing (HPC) Show & Conference was held at the Roosevelt Hotel, New York, Monday, September 19, 2011. Presented by Flagg Management, Inc., High Performance Computing Financial Markets annually showcase the latest technological innovations for financial firms in Wall Street and the global market to accelerate trades (ultra fast processors, low latency, network systems, Cloud Computing, Virtualiza...

8th International 2011 Cloud Computing Expo Photo Coverage

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By Maria Esteves The 8th International Cloud Computing co-located with the 11th International Virtualization Conference & Exposition commenced June 6-9, 2011 at the Javits Convention Center, New York. Produced by SYS-CON Media, Cloud Computing annually showcase Internet advancement in networked environments (hardware and software in the cloud), storage, web applications, interoperations and security to information Technology Enterprise. This year’s conference sponsored by Abiquo,...

8th International 2011 Cloud Computing Conference & Expo Coverage

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By Maria Esteves The 8th International Cloud Computing co-located with the 11th International Virtualization Conference & Exposition commenced June 6-9, 2011 at the Javits Convention Center, New York. Produced by SYS-CON Media, Cloud Computing annually showcase Internet advancement in networked environments (hardware and software in the cloud), storage, web applications, interoperations and security to information Technology Enterprise. This year’s conference sponsored by Abiqu...

Interview with Sean Stone and his journey to Iran

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Oliver Stone has done a fabulous job rearing his son, Princeton graduate, Sean Stone. Sean's wings have been strengthening as he has been working, interning, and meeting world leaders along side of his brilliant filmmaker father, and is demonstrating to the world that he, too, can soar. With a recent journey to Iran, with film as the primary focus, and his first feature film, "Graystone", nearing completion, this 26 year old has seen and done things most of us only read about.Q: SHARON ABELLA:...

Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week New York Spring 2012 Collections Coverage

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By Maria Esteves – September 17, 2011 Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week New York Spring 2012 (MBFWNYS2012) Collections commenced September 8-15, 2011 at three tents in Lincoln Center and at offsite venues throughout New York. Presented by IMG Fashion; sponsored by DHL, American Express, Maybelline New York, and TRESemme; Spring 2012 designer’s color choices were socialite blue, green, orange, pink, purple and yellow. This season’s show introduced the Mercedes-Benz Credit Card Service from Am...

Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week New York NANETTE LEPORE Spring 2012 Collection

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By Maria Esteves – September 16, 2011 The Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week New York NANETTE LEPORE Spring 2012 Runway Show with live music performances by Sam Bisbee and his band commenced Wednesday, September 14, 2011, at the Stage in Lincoln Center, New York. Fashion designer Nanette Lepore Spring 2012 ready to wear collection of dresses (stripe, knit, net), skirts, swimsuits, jackets, and shorts in fluorescent colors (citron, deep sea, hibiscus, lilac, tangerine) and floral prints were exci...

Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week New York CAROLINA HERRERA Spring 2012 Collection

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By Maria Esteves – September 16, 2011 The Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week New York CAROLINA HERRERA Spring 2012 Runway Show commenced Monday, September 12, 2011, at the Theatre in Lincoln Center, New York. Herrera’s sophisticated ready to wear collection included a metallic canvas coat with sepia piping detail, cornflower, sepia and taupe silk and cotton knit, sepia, cornflower, and off white stripe silk jacquard skirt, sepia, cornflower, and off white stripe print silk and modal scarf. Her ex...

Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week New York LACOSTE Spring/Summer 2012 Collection

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By Maria Esteves – September 13, 2011 The Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week New York LACOSTE Spring/Summer 2012 Runway Show commenced Saturday, September 10, 2011, at the Theatre in Lincoln Center, New York. LACOSTE artistic director Felipe Oliveira Baptista debut his Spring/Summer 2012 collection of classic sportswear for men and women from poncho dresses in orange, yellow, and navy, to blazers, pea-coats and parkas. MBFWNY/SPRING 2012 LACOSTE Spring/Summer 2012 Collection: artistic...

BCBGMAXAZRIA Spring 2012 Collection, Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week New York

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By Maria Esteves - September 8, 2011 The Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week New York BCBGMAXAZRIA Spring 2012 Runway Show commenced Thursday, September 8, 2011, at the Theatre in Lincoln Center, New York. World renowned celebrity designer Max Azria glamorous Spring 2012 collection of pleated and georgette gowns, dresses, and one-shoulder dresses reflected urban chic in neutral accents, prints, and embroideries. MBFW/SPRING 2012 BCBGMAXAZRIA Spring 2012 Collection: designer Max Azria ...

Arresting, New Docu film on Aung Sang Suu Kyi, 'LADY OF NO FEAR'

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  Even as one waits eagerly for French director Luc Besson's fictional film on Burmese freedom fighter Aung Sang Suu Kyi,'The Lady', with Maggie Cheung playing the lead,  a new, real-life docu film on Burma's most famous political leader 'Lady of No Fear' has won applause at many Human Rights Festivals, and will now do the rounds of many  international film festivals around the world .  Infact, it's told that Luc  Besson studied this  docu at length, before he began his ...

Beneath the Earth Film Festival BTEFF 2011 Call for Submissions

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Beneath the Earth Film Festival (BTE), the latest purveyor of online content, reveals an impressive lineup of revered guest judges while also announcing this year’s Call for Entries after a successful first season as a standout and innovative online film festival.  The festival will accept submissions through 8/31/11. In an age when consumers are receiving more news and content through social media and social networking channels, BTE has partnered with some of the Web’s most passionate...

2nd Annual New York City International Film Festival Opening Night Awards

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By Maria Esteves – August 29, 2011 The 2nd Annual New York City International Film Festival 2011 (NYCIFF11) Opening Night Jury Awards presented by Roberto Rizzo honored the best films of 2011 by emerging and established filmmakers from around the world at the Hudson theatre, Thursday, August 18, 8:00 PM. The award presenters were actor M. Macaluso, T. Iz, E. Thai, I. Yako, L. Kruse, and NYCIFF founder Roberto Rizzo. In 2010, NYCIFF was founded by Roberto Rizzo. His vision is to intro...

Sean Penn will receive the Golden Icon Award at the Zurich Film Festival

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The Zurich Film Festival (ZFF) announced today that multiple Academy Award® winning actor and humanitarian Sean Penn will receive the coveted Golden Icon Award at this year’s Festival, taking place September 22nd – October 2nd. The announcement was made by ZFF Directors Karl Spoerri and Nadja Schildknecht. Serving as the Festival’s most prestigious symbol of recognition, awarded in appreciation of the lifetime achievements of an actor or actress, the Golden Icon Award will be...

34th Asian American International Film Festival Opening Night NY Premiere of AMIGO in Theaters August 19

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By Maria Esteves – August 15, 2011 The 34th Asian American International Film Festival 2011 (AAIFF11) Opening Night New York premiere of AMIGO, directed by John Sayles, commenced Wednesday, August 10, 7:00 pm, at the Chelsea Clearview Cinemas. A special Q&A session with director Sayles, producer Maggie Renzi, and actor Joel Torre moderated by Associate Director of Programming, Scott Foundas, Film Society of Lincoln Center, preceded the festivals Opening Night Reception at Art Gate Galle...

FREEDOM DEAL: A New Kind of Horror Film from Camerado SE Asia

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This is writer-director Jason Rosette with Camerado SE Asia, I hope you are all well! Our 3rd feature, FREEDOM DEAL,  is a drama withsupernatural and horror elements taking place in Cambodia during the 1970 civil war, as the US and North Vietnam slugged it out along the Cambodia-Vietnam border. It's a part of the Vietnam war and US and Cambodian history that's never before been explored in a compelling way in the fiction feature format.     ...

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