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New York Film Festival: 50th Anniversary

          Backed by the largest film society in the US which has now more than 7000 members and Lincoln Center’s supportive management the New York Film festival has emerged as the most important US film festival.  Over the last 25 years under Richard Pena’s direction few if any compromises in the main selection and side bars were made. Pena shifted the festival’s Eurocentric orientation and introduced cinema from Asia, Latin America, and Eu...

Ambulante Documentary Film Festival

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Ambulante Documentary Film Festival is a travelling documentary film festival that tours all over Mexico for three months reaching an audience of 100,000 people with an international programme of more than 80 titles. The festival hosts guests from all over the world that participate in conferences, seminars, encounters with the audience, and screenings in a variety of indoor and outdoor venues across the country.  Since 2011, it also showcases a a series of documentaries at VIVE LATINO, on...

Ambulante Documentary Film Festival

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Ambulante Documentary Film Festival is a travelling documentary film festival that tours all over Mexico for three months reaching an audience of 100,000 people with an international programme of more than 80 titles. The festival hosts guests from all over the world that participate in conferences, seminars, encounters with the audience, and screenings in a variety of indoor and outdoor venues across the country.  Since 2011, it also showcases a a series of documentaries at VIVE LATINO, on...

A brilliant edition of the 60th San Sebastian International Film Festival

It is time to give a note to the 60th San Sebastian Festival and this can only be magnificent! A merited A, like the category it holds.  Like Cannes, Venice or Berlin but whereas Cannes has a budget of 20M Euros, San Sebastian has to deal with 7.4M Not always a film festival combines high quality of films in all sections (official, New directors, Zabaltegi-Perlas, Horizontes Lations,etc…)  with a glamorous red carpet (Gere,Sarandon,Travolta,Hoffman,McGregor,Affleck,Bellucci,P...

DOK Leipzig 2012 almost reached last year's record at 2,850 submissions

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  Some 2,850 films from 77 countries were submitted to this year's International Leipzig Festival for Documentary and Animated Film, among them 2,200 documentaries and 650 animated films. The number of entries is down slightly from last years, when DOK Leipzig received a record 3,012 entries. The 55th edition of DOK Leipzig will take place from 29 October to 4 November 2012.   Around 75 films will be selected from among the entries to compete for the Golden Dove awards i...

Video interview with Ivan Trujillo - Festival Director - Guadalajara Film Festival

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  Festival Festival presentation: Mexican short and feature Films Presented in Competition, with a special section for documentary films.Ibero American Competition in feature and short films.Children´s film competition for Ibero Amercian Films. Edition: 28 Festival Logo: Theme: Latin American Films Category/Format: Mixed Festival Info Price info: US $ 10,000.00 ...

Carte Blanche 2012: Focus on Mexico © Festival del film Locarno

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The Festival del film Locarno's Carte Blanche offers a showcase for a number of films in post-production, from a different country in Asia, Africa, Latin America or South-East Europe. This year, Carte Blanche is dedicated to Mexico. The initiative is supported by the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) of the Federal Department of Foreign Affairs (FDFA). Thanks to IMCINE, the Mexican Film Institute, seven films in post-production have been chosen for the sophomore edition...

Interview with film composer Diego Fontecilla

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  Uber talented up-and-coming Chilean film composer Diego Fontecilla: ('En La Cama', 2005; 'Não se Pode Viver Sem Amor', 2010; 'Vida de los Peces', 2010) speaks about his work. ME: First let me say that your soundtrack for 'Life of Fish' (Vida de Los Peces, 2010), I have listened to at least a few times a week in the past two years since I first got it. So, congrats on making such a masterpiece. Can you tell us when was it that you first began to compose for films? DIEGO: In 2...

2012 Tribeca Film Festival Circuit Coverage

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By Maria Esteves – June 26, 2012 The 11th Annual 2012 Tribeca Film Festival (TFF 2012) presented by founding partner American Express commenced April 18 - 29, 2012 in New York. This year’s festival showcased 106 features, 60 shorts, and 88 premieres including panel discussions, special events, online screenings, real time video streaming, free events (Tribeca Drive-In, Family Festival Street Fair, Tribeca/ESPN Sports Day, Tribeca Soccer Day), filmmakers, and industry parties. The opening ...

Interview with TRIBECA director Geoff Gilmore

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    Geoffrey Gilmore joined Tribeca Enterprises in 2009 as Chief Creative Officer. He is responsible for Tribeca's global content strategy and leads creative development initiatives and expansion of the brand. He was before in charge of the Sundance Film Festival.  Under his direction the Tribeca Film Festival has become the most important market oriented U.S. film festival serving commercial and artistic interests. Running from April 18 and through April 29, 2012 the Festival pro...

AMARAS A TU ENEMIGO

Director: ALEX QUIROGA .
LOVE YOUR ENEMY Jordi is in love with a famous rock singer Rain, but his life is not what you want, and that his adoptive parents never revealed their origins, making a dent in your current life. In his work as a researcher, his stepfather makes it a very personal request, find the story James G, a Spanish disappeared during the military dictatorship (1976-1983). Jordi access and travel to Argentina is an excuse to evade their marital problems. But fate is playing a trick, since harassed by former Argentine military will make your task is not easy. One day hopefully gives a woman a victim of repression in Argentina that puts you in the right direction, contact Mario Zosa which is a old retired military police to tell him with all details the kidnapping, torture, and interrogation of James.

Fernando Solanas will receive a 2012 Ischia Legend Award

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Retrospective of Solanas’ Work To Be Presented as Part of Festival’s Salute To Argentina Famed Argentine film director, screenwriter and politician Fernando Solanas will receive a “2012 Ischia Legend Award” in recognition of his lifetime of outstanding contributions to the cinema of Argentina during the 2012 Ischia Global Film & Music Fest to be held from July 8th to 15th on the isle which is located off the coast of Naples. The announcement was made here today by actor ...

The 13th New York Havana Film Festival was a Big Hit at the Box Office

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At the Closing Night Ceremony on April 20th, 7 pm, at the New York Directors Guild Theatre, Distancia / Distance by Sergio Ramirez (Guatemala) won the Havana Star Prize for Best Picture and Best Director while the Best Screenplay prize went to Jualiana Rojas and Marco Dutra for Trabalhar Cansa / Hard Labor (Brazil) in the Fiction competition, as voted by the jury members: Esmeralda Santiago, Angel Lara and Jairo Carrillo. Con mi corazón en Yambo / With My Heart in Yambo (Ecuador) by Maria Fer...

Winners for the TFI Latin America Media Arts Fund and first-ever Heineken VOCES grant

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The Tribeca Film Institute (TFI) announced the award winners for the TFI Latin America Media Arts Fund and first-ever Heineken VOCES grant at a celebration over the weekend for Latin American filmmakers during the Tribeca Film Festival. The funds, totaling $60,000, support innovative Latin American film and video artists to help them explore stories reflecting diverse cultures and gain exposure in the film industry.  The TFI Latin America Media Arts Fund awards $10,000 grants to a...

The San Sebastian Festival launches the I. Europe-Latin America Co-production Forum, to take place on september 27 and 28 at the

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This year’s San Sebastian Festival launches the I. Europe-Latin America Co-production Forum, thereby consolidating its position as a benchmark platform and hub between both film worlds. This Forum is an opportunity to promote projects of greater magnitude and strengthen the European and Latin American industries by encouraging cooperation between professionals and opening out to new international markets. This initiative is possible thanks to the sponsorship of the Basqu...

TFF 2012 TFI Latin America Media Arts Fund Recipients

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By Maria Esteves – April 22, 2012 The Tribeca Film Institute (TFI) Latin America Media Arts Fund Ceremony was held during 2012 Tribeca Film Festival (TFF 2012) at Tenjune, New York, Saturday, April 21, 7:00 PM. Sponsored by Heineken, TFI Latin America Media Arts Fund acknowledge and support innovative filmmakers and video artists from the Caribbean, Mexico, Central and South America. TFI seek projects that push the boundaries of conventional fiction or non-fiction work. In addition, the He...

TFF 2012 TFI Latin America Media Arts Fund Recipients

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By Maria Esteves – April 22, 2012 The Tribeca Film Institute (TFI) Latin America Media Arts Fund Ceremony was held during 2012 Tribeca Film Festival (TFF 2012) at Tenjune, New York, Saturday, April 21, 7:00 PM. Sponsored by Heineken, TFI Latin America Media Arts Fund acknowledge and support innovative filmmakers and video artists from the Caribbean, Mexico, Central and South America. TFI seek projects that push the boundaries of conventional fiction or non-fiction work....

New York Festivals® International Television & Film Awards

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  The 55th New York Festivals® International Television & Film Awards™, announced this year’s winning entries at the 2012 awards ceremony Tuesday, April 17th at the annual NAB Show in Las Vegas. The Grand Jury honored the World’s Best TV Programs & Films™  and awarded three prestigious Grand Trophies to the following companies: ESPN, USA; Temolo Productions for BIO, The Biography Channel, USA; and ReelzChannel, USA.  ESPN earned the title of Broadcast...

The sketches of the IFFS Summit Europe panelists by Nesta Morgan

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http://www.fest21.com/en/blog/nesta_morgan Nesta's.fest21.com, the Signature Sketch collection of caricature filmic moments in the festival community... "I storyboard, and design film and tv sets. My sketchbooks are full of the character and environment settings of both cinema and literary worlds, they are my own original storyboard collection of festival travel sketches, with pen and paper. Nesta's Sketch Collection covers The Berlinale Talent Campus, Edinburgh Film & ...

19 films compete for the Havana Film Festival New York

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The 13th annual Havana Film Festival New York (HFFNY) runs April 12-20 with more than 40 highly anticipated and influential films from and about Latin America, the Caribbean, and Latinos in the U.S. including Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Guatemala, Mexico, Spain, Puerto Rico, Venezuela, and the U.S will be in the festival's five venues and 3 boroughs. They span a variety of genres and themes, ranging from comedy, thrillers, action, drama and docume...

Havana Film Festival New york highlights

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  13th HAVANA FILM FESTIVAL NEW YORK (HFFNY) takes place April 12-20, with special events April 20th at the Bronx Museum of the Arts, and April 20-22 at the Museum of the Moving Image in Queens. HFFNY features more than 50 highly anticipated and influential films from and about Latin America, the Caribbean, and Latinos in the U.S. including Cuba, Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Guatemala, Mexico, Puerto Rico, Peru, Venezuela and the U.S. They span a variety ...

First Curaçao IFFR opens 29 March with Marley

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Fundashon Bon Intenshon is proud to present the first edition of the Curaçao International Film Festival Rotterdam (Curaçao IFFR). From Thursday 29 March until Sunday 1 April 2012, Curaçao IFFR presents a strong selection of twenty-seven feature length films (both documentary and fiction) as well as eleven short films from around the world in the new six-screen multiplex theatre The Cinemas, located in the Otrobanda district of Willemstad. The festival programme, made in collaboration with th...

Full program of the Fribourg International Film Festival 2012

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Twelve films are in the running this year for the Regard d’Or, the top award of the Fribourg International Film Festival (March 24 – 31), which carries a prize of CHF 30,000 (USD 33,000). For the competition, current productions were selected from the FIFF’s traditional focal points, namely South and Latin America, Asia and Africa. In addition the Near and Middle East are represented, with films from Jordan, Egypt and Iran. Many film-makers will be in attendance in Fribourg to present the...

Locarno’s Carte Blanche to Mexico

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The Festival del film Locarno’s Carte Blanche is this year dedicated to Mexico. Started in 2011 with Colombia, this now annual initiative aims to offer a showcase for a number of films in post-production, from a different country in Asia, Africa, Latin America or South-East Europe. Carte Blanche is supported by the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) of the Federal Department of Foreign Affairs (FDFA).Thanks to Imcine, the Mexican Film Institute, Carte Blanche will show five to ...
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