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Cinema City is the past eight days showed a hundred films, most of which have premiered the local audience. In addition to four competitive selections, the program was introduced Revue "MTV is the Burn Planet Rock" and 360 °. This year Cinema City marked the visit of members of the board of the European Film Academy and a significant number of domestic and foreign filmmakers and professionals including a special guest was the German director Andreas Dresen. The festival Cinema City ...

Krakow Film Festival awards

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“Tonia and Her Children” by Marcel Łoziński, “The Argentinian Lesson” by Wojciech Staroń, and “1994” by Haveh Tehrani chosen as the best films at the 51st Krakow Film Festival; “Phnom Penh “ by Paweł Kloc awarded twice – with Silver Horn and Silver Hobby-Horse. The winners of the National, Documentary, and Short Film Competitions were announced on May 29th, at the Award Ceremony at Kijów.Centrum. The host of the evening was Maciej Stuhr. The ceremony began ...

IFF APRIL 14, 2011

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• AWARDS TIME IN MEETINGS ON THE BIRDGE The winners will be announced at Meetings on the Bridge, the sixth of which takes place this year and which aims to create a platform for the cinema industry to meet. The awards ceremony, which will start at 19.00, will take place in Cezayir. • A BRIDGE OF FILMS BETWEEN ITALY AND TURKEY Italian Chamber of Commerce and Roma MedFilm Festival will hold bilateral meetings in Lütfi Kırdar Congress Center under the scope of the 30th Istanbul Film Fes...

The Wood Floaters

Director: Kirill Makarenkov.

25th Goya Awards - BEST FILM - NOMINEES

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25th Goya Awards  - BEST FILM NOMINEES  BALADA TRISTE DE TROMPETA - 14 NOMINATIONS--SYNOPSIS :The circus monkeys scream wildly inside their cages while, outside, men kill and die in another circus: The Spanish Civil War. The stupid clown, recruited forcefully by the Militia, ends up carrying out a bloodbath with a machete against the National soldiers while still wearing his clown costume.Many years later, during Franco´s time Javier, son of the clown in the Militia, finds work as th...

The BUFF Blog - December 2010

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Over the past 12 months, BUFF has invited filmmakers and journalists to offer their thoughts and experiences of the industry. Now its’ my turn. In what has been a year of exciting developments, BUFF was the first media outlet to announce the winners of the Film London Best of Boroughs awards – one of whom submitted their entry into the British Urban Film Festival only weeks before. The awards just happened to take place in the same week it was announced that the UK Film Council was to be...

Film Independent producers lab selection

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14 FILMMAKERS & 9 PROJECTS SELECTED FOR FILM INDEPENDENT’S 2010 PRODUCERS LABFilm Independent, the non-profit arts organization that produces the Spirit Awards and Los Angeles Film Festival just wrapped its 10th annual Producers Lab earlier this week with 14 filmmakers and 9 projects participating. Sponsored by Technicolor and Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, the seven-week program took place in Los Angeles and was designed to help producers improve their craft, and move their current projects into...

National Theatre Live: A Hybrid of Film, Television and Theater

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  In these days of high cost travel and rapidly shrinking bank accounts, I quietly considered the bundle I had saved by not needing to board the Concorde to attend the hit London production of the Victorian satire LONDON ASSURANCE, the latest offering from the National Theatre's worldwide satellite broadcasts. Sitting in the plush, air-conditioned environment of the Jacob Burns Film Center thirty miles from New York City, I could only marvel at the experience of a delicious "nig...

The 50th krakow film festival begins

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On Monday, 31st May, begins the 50th Krakow Film Festival. The jubilee edition will last until Sunday, 6th June. These seven days will be filled to the brim with film screenings, concerts and exhibitions. The festival revolves around three competitions. The winners will receive statuettes and prizes in money. The pool of prizes comes to as much as 250 000 PLN. In the international Documentary Competition the films compete for the Golden Horn, in the international Short Film C...

BEYOND BELIEF 2

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Director: Abhijit Das Gupta.
Something remarkable happened for the first time in Asia. 16 physically challenged persons wrote a new chapter in the history of the Asian soil. They participated in the “Beyond Belief expedition challenge”. In two nights and three days, they traversed through mountain paths, fording water bodies and navigating through forests infested with snakes and scorpions to prove to the world that those labeled “disable” are able and capable. The expedition was to showcase their endurance power, skill and ability of the “differently able” persons. They went to the deep forests around the Garumara range in North Bengal, lived in camps and passed through areas that normal people would dread to dare. The 4 teams : Alpha: Asit Kr Pal – Instructor Sukanta Mondal – impairment of Upper limb Jaydev Mondal – impairment of Lower limb Nitai Khan – Visually challenged Dipankar Goldar – Speech & hearing impaired Bravo: Chandana Biswas – Instructor Probir Sarkar – impairment of lower limb Binod Kr Singh – impairment of upper limbs Tarun Bag – visually challenged Pinto Goldar – Speech & hearing impaired Charlie: Kamalika De – Instructor Rimo Saha – impairment of upper limb Sanjay Das – impairment of lower limb Kalidas Das – visually challenged Santanu Sen – Speech & Hearing impaired Delta: Tapas Kangshabanik – Instructor Bholanath Dolui – impairment of upper limb Ujjal Ghosh – impairment of lower limb Shyamal Kr Roy – visually challenged Subhankar Goldar – Speech & hearing impaired The area is the habitat of king cobras, leopards, elephants… Pushing a wheel chair across shallow jungle rivulets tested human stamina to its limits. This was an epic saga of man against elements… flesh against stone…a quiet communion with nature. All about the insatiable urge of human beings to tread un-trodden grounds. 16 individuals ventured not to conquer mountains …. Forests …. and rivers… but to conquer themselves Their odysseys – Beyond Belief.

Media industry to converge on Caernarfon

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Caernarfon will welcome filmmakers, programme makers, broadcasters and students from Wales, Ireland, Northern Ireland, Scotland, Cornwall and Brittany for next week’s Celtic Media Festival, which takes place between 25 and 27 March.Supported by broadcast, film, cultural and economic organisations throughout the Celtic countries, each year the event moves to a different Celtic location. 2009 represents a particularly important milestone for the Festival, since the annual event will be celebrat...

Canberra Short Film Festival

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CSFF is a national short film competition open to Australian short filmmakers. There are five competitions held during the festival: The National, Canberra Region, Youth, Schools & Music Video Comps. Cash prizes. Filmmaking Workshops & Forums.

BigMikeCraft's Problem With The Toronto Star

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On January 3rd, 2008, The Toronto Star ran a Front Page by Peter Crawford entitled "Mobster Confesses"! The interview was in Amsterdam N.Y. on a snowey nite, right after Christmas. 2007! Mr. Peter Crawford came 400 miles to interview a former general member (made) of the old Lansky Group (Meyer) and a Full Member of the NCS (old Combination) in the United States, not Canada. The interview was about 5 hours long at the America's Best Hotel in Amsterdam, N.Y.(about 30 miles from Albany...

Tallgrass Film Festival to honour MPAA' s Dan Glickman

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Dan Glickman, Chairman and CEO of the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA), former U.S. Secretary of Agriculture, Kansas Congressman and Wichita native, will be honored with the Ad Astra Award at the 2008 Tallgrass Film Festival. The MPAA serves as the voice and advocate of the American motion picture, home video and television industries. The Ad Astra award, named for the State motto, “Ad Astra Per Aspera”, or “To the stars through difficulty” is presented each year to an indivi...

Joshua review from LA Fest

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So as it totally happens during the festival... sometimes you have to not go to one event or screening to go to another, secretly hoping you picked the "right" one. Well, I had the choice to either go to a open bar cocktail reception with Women in Film at The Forum or to see the Centerpiece Screening of Joshua at the National. I chose the screening, and here's why: I wanted to make sure that in all the hoopla that I see FILMS! It gets tempting to jump from one open bar event to another but I thi...

LA Film Festival: Centerpiece Screening of Joshua at the National

  So as it totally happens during the festival... sometimes you have to not go to one event or screening to go to another, secretly hoping you picked the "right" one. Well, I had the choice to either go to a open bar cocktail reception with Women in Film at The Forum or to see the Centerpiece Screening of Joshua at the National. I chose the screening, and here's why: I wanted to make sure that in all the hoopla that I see FILMS! It gets tempting to jump from one open bar...

Istanbul International Film Festival announces juries

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Istanbul International Film Festival announces juries and special programs to mark 25th editionNew section for women’s films also announcedISTANBUL - The jury for the International Golden Tulip competition of the 25th International Istanbul Film Festival will be chaired by Jean-Paul Rappeneau, the accomplished French director known for his period films and in particular for his Cyrano de Bergerac, starring Gérard Depardieu. Other members of the jury include: Prune Engler, director of the La ...

Film Bazar is open at IFFI 2005 in Goa

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Film Bazar , an exhibition and co-ordination center for global film business has been inaugurated by Shri Jaipal Reddy, as a part of IFFI-2005 at Kala Academy by lighting ceremonial Lamp. Film Bazar aims at facilitating the sale & purchase of films and film production equipment and items. It act as a networking platform for presenting and promoting films and exploring business opportunities. The participation includes amongst others , Indian film exporters Association, Children Film Society of I...

Rhodes Golden Deers Awards

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Golden Deers, the Prize statuettes of Ecofilms, were awarded on Saturday 25 June at the National theater of Rhodes, Greece. Feature filmsBest feature filmShipbreakers by Michael CotThe international jury awarded Michael Kot’s Shipbreakers the first prize. Set in the dramatic setting of a ship graveyard in Alang, India, the film follows the daily lives of workers and bosses who toil to break down a 30.000 ton vessel over a period of two months. Kot, a founding producer of CBC Newsworld, uses st...

Ecocinema becomes Ecofilms

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The Ecocinema International Environmental Film Festival, which held its 4th edition earlier this year in Rhodes (Greece), has just changed its name. It is now called Ecofilms or "Rhodes International film and visual arts festival" and will be held next year on 21-26 June 2005, still on the sunny Greek island of Rhodes. The Ecofilms festival invites the participation of documentaries, shorts and features with environmental and ecology themes, encouraging conservation issues and issues related wit...

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