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Frank Darabont will head the Zurich Film Festival

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The Zurich Film Festival (ZFF) announced today the members of the four juries that will preside over the competition categories at the 8th edition of the Festival, which takes place September 20th – 30th. Three-time Academy Award® nominated writer, producer and director Frank Darabont (The Green Mile, The Shawshank Redemption, The Walking Dead) will serve as Jury President for the ZFF’s international section. The 2012 Zurich Film Festival jury members are: Internation...

ÉCU'S new partner: The Clare Valley Film Festival

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The Clare Valley Film Festival, deep in Australia’s Mid-North Region, is saturated with the rich landscape and oral history of its region. This young festival is already “building a reputation as one of the top educationally focused film festivals in regional Australia” (Screenculture.net) and in that it stands as a landmark showcase for regional Australian talent and a lighthouse of inspiration for young film-making talent. The interactive, get-involved spirit of the festival is p...

USA film Festival short film winners announced

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USA FILM FESTIVAL ANNOUNCES WINNERS OF THE 33RD ANNUAL NATIONAL SHORT FILM & VIDEO COMPETITION The USA Film Festival announced the Winners of the 33rd Annual National Short Film & Video Competition. The awards program took place on Closing Night of the 41st Annual USA Film Festival in Dallas. Chosen from over 600 U.S. entries, the winners included: FIRST PLACE / FICTION $1,000 The Interview, Michelle Steffes, director FIRST PLACE / ANIM...

Biografilm Festival – International Celebration of Lives

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Biografilm Festival – International Celebration of Lives is the first international event entirely dedicated to biographies and life tales. The sixth edition (Bologna, June 9-14, 2010) was a major success with both critics and audience, with over 30.000 visitors in 6 days and nearly 400 films submitted from all over the world. As usual, in 2010, Biografilm has shown a rich premiere calendar.During its six editions, Biografilm presented to the Italian audience films such as The Cats of Mirikita...

NEWSLETTER N° 466: may 24, 2010

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.............                                                      WELCOME TO OUR NEWSLETTER N° 466: may 24, 2010 Follow this LINK if you cannot read the newsletter properly The Future of Cinema Salon in Cannes gave a toast to Future of Festivals Filmfestivals.com and Xomo gathered 100 festival directors attending Cannes for a wine tasting reception. Our Cannes...

"Cameraman: The Life and Work of Jack Cardiff" Interview with Director: Craig McCall

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Cameraman: The Life and Work of Jack Cardiff, might be more aptly titled, "Painter, Photographer, Inventor, Explorer, Cameraman, and Director: The Life and Work of Jack Cardiff." There hasn't been many whose obituary reads, born in 1918, entered the industry as a child movie actor at four years of age, studied impressionist painters, was one of the first to use color in film, commenting that "color is light, and light is color ", was the first to have to scout remote movie locations in a time p...

"Cameraman: The Life and Work of Jack Cardiff": Interview with Director: Craig McCall

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"Cameraman: The Life and Work of Jack Cardiff"Cameraman: The Life and Work of Jack Cardiff, might be more aptly titled, "Painter, Photographer, Inventor, Explorer, Cameraman, and Director: The Life and Work of Jack Cardiff."  There hasn't been many whose obituary reads, born in 1918, entered the industry as a child movie actor at four years of age, studied impressionist painters, was one of the first to use color in film, commenting that "color is light, and light i...

Interview with Craig McCall, director "Cameraman: The Life and Work of Jack Cardiff"

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Cameraman: The Life and Work of Jack Cardiff, might be more aptly titled, "Painter, Photographer, Inventor, Explorer, Cameraman, andDirector: The Life and Work of Jack Cardiff." There hasn't been many whose obituary reads, born in 1918, entered the industry as a child movie actor at four years of age, studied impressionist painters, was one of the first to use color in film, commenting that "color is light, and light is color ", was the first to have to scout remote movie locations in a time pe...

USA Film Festival announced the Winners of the 32nd Annual National Short Film & Video Competition

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On Sunday, May 2, 2010, the USA Film Festival announced the Winners of the 32nd Annual National Short Film & Video Competition on Closing Night of the 40th Annual USA Film Festival in Dallas. Chosen from over 600 U.S. entries, the winners included: GRAND PRIZE WINNER FIRST PLACE / FICTION $1,000 Ana's Playground, Eric Howell, director FIRST PLACE / ANIMATION $1,000 The Mouse That Soared, Kyle T. Bell, director FIRST PLACE / EXPERIMENTAL $1,000 ...

Aspen Film Announces SummerFILMS and Filmfest Dates

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Aspen Film announces the dates for its annual summer and fall programs, the 11th season of SummerFILMS presented in association with the Aspen Music Festival and School and the 31st edition of its flagship event, Aspen Filmfest. SummerFILMS will take place select Sunday and Monday evenings July 5 - August 16 at 8pm at the Paepcke Auditorium on the Aspen Institute campus. This weekly film series presents regional premieres of new independent and foreign language features and documentaries. Summer...

Screen play nominations for the SAG Awards

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SCREEN NOMINEESORIGINAL SCREENPLAYBurn After Reading, Written by Joel Coen & Ethan Coen, Focus FeaturesMilk, Written by Dustin Lance Black, Focus FeaturesVicky Cristina Barcelona, Written by Woody Allen, The Weinstein CompanyThe Visitor, Written by Tom McCarthy, Overture FilmsThe Wrestler, Written by Robert Siegel, Fox Searchlight PicturesADAPTED SCREENPLAYThe Curious Case of Benjamin Button, Screenplay by Eric Roth; Screen Story by Eric Roth and Robin Swicord; Based on the Short Story by F. Sco...

Films with a political or socially conscious pulse at DOCLISBOA

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“The Whole World Fits in Lisbon” is the rallying cry of Doclisboa’s sixth annual blitz of international documentaries that rains down on the Portuguese capital October 16-26. Rousing words indeed for Lisbon audiences who, still hungover from Portugal’s Age of Discovery, crave global stories that the inward-looking media tends to eschew.And that’s the big seduction of the country’s sole festival dedicated to nonfiction films. In its short trackrecord, Doclisboa has cultivated a public...

Galas and Special Screenings at London Fest

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The Brothers Bloom 27 & 28 October A fresh and warm hearted take on the con man movie, with fast and funny dialogue and impeccable performances. Che (Part 1 & Part 2) 25 October Steven Soderbergh's audacious studies of Che Guevara's campaigns in Cuba and Bolivia. Che Part 1 27 October A chronicle of Che Guevara's role in the successful uprising in Cuba, and a riveting depiction of the realities of struggle. Che Part 2 29 Oct...

Rio de Janeiro Film Festival is ready for 15 days of celebration

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FESTIVAL DO RIORio de Janeiro Film FestivalSeptember 25 to October 9, 2008 Commencing this Thursday, September 25, the city of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, embarks on a 15 day celebration of cinema with the start of Festival do Rio, the Rio de Janeiro International Film Festival.In presenting over 350 films selected from 60 countries at over 30 different venues across Rio, Festival do Rio digs deep into a rich catalogue of world premieres, Brazil and Latin premieres and tributes and retrospectives ...

Curtain closes on Melbourne International Film Festival

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The Melbourne International Film Festival opened on July 25th with the World Premiere of Mark Hartley's Not Quite Hollywood. 17 days, 280 feature films, 10 World Premieres, 81 short films, 51 international guests and 67 Australian guests later, the 57th Melbourne International Film Festival came to a close on Sunday night with a "collective screaming" of Spanish horror film, [REC] at the Greater Union cinemas. 2008 witnessed a 6% increase in box office. A greater number of available opening and ...

Soup Du Jour SFIFF

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 Here is what's going on today at the festival in San Francisco, courtesy of                   fest08.sffs.org Who’s In Town? Arriving today are directors Dorota Kedzierzawska (Time to Die) and Guy Maddin (My Winnipeg); actor Danuta Szaflarska (Time to Die); cinematographer Arthur Reinhart (Time to Die); and Founder’s Directing Award recipient Mike Leigh (Topsy-Turvy). What to Do? By chance, Newton I. Aduaka’s harrowing Ezra, about child soldiers ...

San Francisco IFF 51

51st SAN FRANCISCO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL : APRIL 24 – MAY 8, 2008177 Films200 Filmmakers and Industry Guests Expected49 Countries Represented67 Narrative Features27 Documentary Features83 Shorts8 World Premieres3 International Premieres7 North American Premieres6 U.S. Premieres33 West Coast Premieres39 Women Directors38 LanguagesAWARDS/PRIZES/ADDRESSFounder’s Directing Award – Mike LeighPeter J. Owens Awa

Los Angeles Film Festival full line up

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Film Independent announced the full program line-up for the 2007 Los Angeles Film Festival (Thursday, June 21 – Sunday, July 1), including the Opening Night and Closing Night films.As previously announced, Academy Award®-winning actor and filmmaker Clint Eastwood will receive this year’s Spirit of Independence Award on Thursday, June 28 at a special event sponsored by Target. Tony Bennett, who is the focus of a new documentary for which Clint Eastwood serves as executive producer, will pre...

USA Film Festival announces winners

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On Sunday, April 22, 2007, the USA Film Festival announced the Winners of the 29th Annual National Short Film and Video Competition during the 37th Annual USA Film Festival in Dallas.Chosen out of over 600 U.S. entries as Grand Prize Winner, is Benjamin Gray’s The Hunter, based on Tobias Wolff’s short story “Hunters in the Snow.”The full list of awards and honors includes:GRAND PRIZE WINNER FIRST PLACE / ANIMATION $1,000FIRST PLACE / FICTION $1,000 everything will be ok, Don H...

USA Fest announces winners

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USA FILM FESTIVAL ANNOUNCES WINNERS OF 27th ANNUAL NATIONAL SHORT FILM & VIDEO COMPETITIONDALLAS – On Sunday, April 24, 2005, the USA Film Festival announced the Winners of the 27th Annual National Short Film and Video Competition during the 35th Annual USA Film Festival in Dallas.Chosen out of over 500 entries as Grand Prize Winner, is Lisa Chang and Newton Thomas Siegel’s The Big Empty, a bittersweet tale of Alice (played by Selma Blair), her womanhood, and the infinite nature of the tund...

Palm Springs Fest unveils 2005 festival

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PALM SPRINGS INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVALUnveils Outstanding 2005 FestivalPalm Springs International Film Festival now in it’s 16th year has unveiled the program set for the January Festival. With a wonderful array of 190 films, from over an amazing 65 countries for this prestigious 2005 Festival. This is a dynamic presentation of 79 premieres (14 World, 45 U.S. and 20 North American). Also of the 50 films submitted for consideration in the Best Foreign Language Film category for the Academy...

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