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Highlights from Five Flavours Film Festival, Warsaw

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The sixth edition of Five Flavours Film Festival opens today, 24 October, in Warsaw's Muranow and Praha cinemas. The festival is the only film event in Poland focused primarily on Asian cinema. The seven-day programme involves six sections and thirty new features with two European premieres. Every year, Five Flavours brings a deeper insight into the cinematography of a selected country from South-East Asia. The sixth edition presents Focus: Malaysia which is one of the main sections of this ye...

Play wins at The Titanic Film Fest

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Titanic is the film festival that has surprised Hungarian audiences in the past with the works of cinema of the Far East, the visually stunning and often very bloody Korean and Japanese thrillers, period action dramas and animation, concert films aimed for the cinema screen, or Scandinavian crime dramas that have brough a fresh voice into European cinema. The 19th edition of  the  international film festival took place between 13-21 April 2012 in Budapest on the screen of Urania National...

Middle East presence in Hong Kong during the 2012 HAF

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  Middle East presence in Hong Kong during the 2012 HAF. Alongside this year’s FILMART, Hong Kong’s key international TV and film market, HAF (Asia Film Financing Forum) Hong Kong took place from 19-21 March. HAF is an annual event where filmmakers from around the world are awarded prizes of up to HK$350K in development funds. This year eight awards were given to filmmakers for select projects that showed exceptional merit; these won prizes in money and an impetus for the advan...

TERRACOTTA FESTIVAL ANNOUNCES NEW DATES, NEW LOGO AND A ‘FRIDAY 13th: TERROR COTTA NIGHT’ FOR 2012

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The 4th edition of Terracotta Far East Film Festival will take place in London April 12th – April 15th 2012 and will continue its support of films and emerging film-makers from across the Far East.   Terracotta Far East Film Festival curates and exhibits a selection of films from Asia which are hand-picked from the best of each years vintage.   Happily returning to the Prince Charles Cinema, in the centre of Chinatown, London, the festival is in a perfect location for an event ...

Highlights of upcoming 18th FICA - International Asian Film Festival

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    Kore-eda Hirokazu, Atiq Rahimi, Tran Anh Hung, Ermek Shinarbaev Four major directors at 18th FICA (Festival International des Cinémas d'Asie) Vesoul International film festival of Asian cinema 14-21 February 2012     With the wide audience of 28 327 people at last FICA, Vesoul International Film Festival of Asian Cinema is part of the main film festivals in France. FICA is also the oldest film festival in Europe entirely dedicated to Asian cinema.   ...

NEWSLETTER N° 506: April 29, 2011

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 .............                                                                                                                                                          NEWSLETTER N° 506: April 29, 2011 Follow this LINK if you cannot read the newsletter properly  Need TV coverage from red carpet or Press conference? Email us Cannes sponsoring and advertising options on call. Email...

Far East Film 13 will present 87 films

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  FAR EAST FILM 13 In total, Far East Film 13 will present a record-breaking 87 films: one World Premiere, 15 International Premieres, 18 European Premieres and 14 Italian Premieres. A total of 50 of the latest films from the Far East wil...

Terracotta Far East Film Festival

Premiere Asian movie festival in the UK, the Terracotta Far East Film Festival is back in London to present its third roundup of choice hand-picked films from the Far East.

Running from Thursday 5th to Sunday 8th May 2011, this year’s 14 films selected to represent the best in current Asian Cinema at the Prince Charles Cinema, London, UK

 

Where The Streets Have No Name

Director: Vijaykumar Mirchandani.
An emotional journey of one man who has been working tirelessly for the last 20 years trying to help alleviate homelessness in Cairns. A hair raising experience as we get into the lives of these street kids, hear their stories and unfold the bitter reality that lies beneath this beautiful paradise island. It is a dark, intimate and unforgettable journey revealing the truth backed with real life incidents, diverse stories and first hand interaction with key people who helped make this mission impossible successful. Where the streets have no name today tells a different story!

Christopher Kyle on Alexander

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        A special one of a kind interview with co-writer of Alexander (2004) Christopher Kyle and his latest projects...   Ahhh! Alexander!!! Im sorry but no matter what anyone says, I LOVE this film! I asked if screenwriter Christopher Kyle would give me his take on the apparent 2004 flop of this (in my opinion) masterpiece. Every time I need inspiration I put this film on, which is basically once a month at least. So, if I love t...

India on the Isar at FILMFEST MÜNCHEN

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    The 28th FILMFEST MÜNCHEN (June 25 - July 3) presents new Indian cinema as an added feature this year and the Open Air films deal with: "Being". For the 28th time, from June 25 through July 3, FILMFEST MÜNCHEN, Germany's premiere summer film festival, will be attracting roughly 75,000 movie goers, numerous filmmakers and industry insiders from around the world. We will be welcoming many famous guests, o...

UDINE FAREAST Film Festival wrap for 2010

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UDINE Teatro Giovani: Photo : Helen Dobrensky     23rd April/1st May 2010 - Teatro Nuovo “Giovanni da Udine” and Visionario FAR EAST FILM 12 50 thousand spectators: a record-breaker for the twelfth edition! The Korean masterpiece Castaway On The Moon triumphs at the Audience Awards 2010! In the spotlight is also Japan, with Accidental Kidnapper, and Indonesia, with The Dreamer. UDINE – A time of success for Far East ...

A time of success and awards for Far East Film 2010

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50 thousand spectators: a record-breaker for the twelfth edition! The Korean masterpiece Castaway On The Moon triumphs at the Audience Awards 2010! In the spotlight is also Japan, with Accidental Kidnapper, and Indonesia, with The Dreamer. A time of success for Far East Film 2010. And if talking about a record-edition is almost a tradition by now, talking about it for twelve consecutive years is truly something else: it really is a record within a record, both on the level ...

Jackie Chan to receive Terracotta Festival Peace Award

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Terracotta Festival organisers announced via SCREEN POWER: THE JACKIE CHAN MAGAZINE that Jackie Chan is to receive the Terracotta Festival Peace Award. "Jackie is an on screen legend; off the screen he has made a significant contribution to charitable work through his Jackie Chan Foundation as well as his work as a UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador" organisers said. "It is for this work as well as his strong anti-war statement in his latest film LITTLE BIG SOLDIER that...

Where will the Festival de Cannes be in five years time?

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A note from the President Politics, allegedly, is the art of answering questions you haven’t been asked. I won’t be doing that today. People often ask: where will the Festival de Cannes be in five years time? The only question that I find important is that of the future of independent, auteur cinema, and thus the future of film festivals, as they are basically the same thing. For a long time I believed that cinema was a kind of royal processional road along which one went from Lu...

Terracotta Festival organisers break the news of their Opening Film on twitchfilm.net.

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Jackie Chan's latest film, ‘Little Big Soldier', a period-action road-trip movie, will open the festival on 6th May 2010. The film by Ding Sheng is set during the time when China wasn't yet a country and was still comprised of seven warring states. Jackie Chan plays a reluctant conscript from one of these states and finds himself fortuitously capturing an enemy general, whom he planned to bring back to his home state to trade for discharge from army service. Other highlights from t...

Berlin's Asian Embrace

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  As has become a pleasant habit here at the Berlinale, Asian cinema is highly prominent in all sections of the Festival. The Berlinale has long been the international launching pad for films and filmmakers from the Far East. The Festival is credited with giving their first international recognition to such celebrated filmmakers as Ang Lee, Zhang Yimou, Kim Ki-Duk, Johnnie To and Chan Wook Park. Ang Lee's debut film PUSHING HANDS premiered in Berlin and Lee eventually went on  to win ...

International spotlights once again to shine on the highly anticipated festival in Udine!

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2010 edition will begin on 23 April and will present around sixty titles and two major retrospectives: one on the glorious Shin-Toho - which is to Japanese cinema what Roger Corman's Factory is to American film - and the other on Patrick Lung Kong, who inspired John Woo's masterpiece A Better Tomorrow  (Golden Lion, 2010). UDINE - 9 days of programming, from 23 April to 1 May, and over 60 films on their way from China, Hong Kong, South Korea, Japan, Thailand, Indonesia, Malaysia, ...

From Rotterdam to Sundance Vancouver International Film Festival

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A couple of years ago, the Vancouver International Film Festival (October 1 – 16, 2009) used to be one of the best film festivals, not just in North America, but in the world. This is a very strong claim and it is not just the usual rhetoric exaggeration of the film critic. But this is no longer the case. It is still a very good film festival, but, alas, it has lost the bold and unconventional flavour that used to make it absolutely exceptional. The reason why the Vancouver International Film ...

Tribeca Film Festival Documentaries

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When the Tribeca film festival management announced that this year's festival edition would program on the lighter side providing more uplifting and joyful fare, Woody Allen had an appropriate response. Films selected, including his, are only a palliative and people waking up in the middle of the night are driven by fears about losing their jobs and paying their bills. Though there was certainly joyful fare among the feature films screened and some ‘uplifts' in the documentary section, but m...

Tribeca Film Festival Documentaries

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When the Tribeca film festival management announced that this year’s festival edition would program on the lighter side providing more uplifting and joyful fare, Woody Allen had an appropriate response. Films selected, including his, are only a palliative and people waking up in the middle of the night are driven by fears about losing their jobs and paying their bills. Though there was certainly joyful fare among the feature films screened and some ‘uplifts’ in the documentary section, ...

Far East Film Festival record-breaking edition from Udine

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  - This really is a historic, record-breaking edition, the one that Far East Film Festival is about to share - from 24 April to 2 May - with its devoted fans: not only because of all the hot picks in the program, but also for the exceptional quality of premieres (1 world, 20 international, 14 European), given the fact that most of the names and titles are already well-established in the new Asian cinema!   Departures, the Japanese film, may have been awarded Best Foreign Fil...

Udine Fareast Line-up

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    FEEF 11: AN EXTRAORDINARY EDITION!!! FOR THE OPENING NIGHT ON FRIDAY 24TH APRIL, A FANTASTIC DOUBLE-BILL OF EUROPEAN PREMIERES: ACTION MOVIE ONG BAK 2 AND THE BRILLIANT BLACK COMEDY CRAZY RACER!! TWO GOALS SCORED BY THAILAND AND CHINA… For Far East Film, number 11 is truly… an extraordinary edition!!! Having already reported on a decade of Asian cinema, up until the year 2008, historicallywitnessing and travelling through the unique richness ...

Package of Action-packed Thai films,at East Udine Far East film festival

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It's interesting to know that a package of action-packed, 'Muay Thai' Thai boxing films are to screen at the East Udine Far East festival ( 24 April- 2 May). Among these are Ong Bak 2,the sequel to the film of the same title that pushed Tony Jaa to world-fame, as Thailand's own  Jackie Chaan/Bruce Lee.This is a pure action drama, with dialogues kept to the minimum,and Jaa proves he can do anything, anywhere- on land,air,even elephant-back! More thought-provoking, is 'Chocolate' which ...

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