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Important South African Film that Combines Sport with Politics

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   'OTELO BURNING' One of most talked-about films in S. Africa today.  One of the most talked-about contemporary  films  from South Africa, is ‘Otelo Burning ’, which combines sport, racism, politics, family and peer  relationships with gentle but awesome power. It will have a special screening at the Foreign Correspondents Club of Thailand (FCCT),in  Bangkok .  The film is the debut feature of Sara Blecher, who has made many notewort...

TWO EYES STARING on Fantastic Zagreb!

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  photo still from film TWO EYES STARING (2010) The film opened the first annual Fantastic Zagreb Film Festival on July 02, 2011. The film is Dutch and already has a remake option in place by actress Charlize Theron. Read Hollywood Reporter clip below:   22 September 2010 5:00 AM, PDT | HollywoodReporter.com | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news » London -- Oscar winner Charlize Theron has proffered a Dutch wink to remake rights to writer/director Elbe...

GreenHeroes Episode 4; The Tree of Life

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GreenHeroes are remarkable people who acted on their idea and heroically “ventured forth” to protect our planet. Through their stories, our goal is to inspire people to take action and green their everyday lives. In this episode we find GreenHeroes at the root of the earth’s problems helping find new ways to tackle deforestation, GMOs, mass food production and even poverty in Africa. We feature three women on their journeys to make a difference. Featuring: Tzeporah Berman, organizer of a series of protests that drew 10,000 supporters at the height of the Clayoquot Sound conflict in British Columbia.To achieve her goals, Tzeporah straddles the line between activism and corporate America. She works with corporations such as Staples and Dell to help them become more ecologically friendly. She also convinced Victoria’s Secret to print their catalogues on recycled paper. Wangari Maathai, a Nobel Peace Prize winner, the first environmentalist to be recognized with this honour. Wangari initiated the Green Belt movement in Kenya, a program in which groups of women were paid to plant trees, proving advantageous for both the environment and the women. The movement set off the United Nations One Billion Trees Campaign. Each year, the campaign aims to have one billion trees planted worldwide. Laura Reinsborough, a real pioneer for local food usage and a new mother, she founded an organization that does away with rotting fruit. Laura founded Not Far From The Tree, an organization that harvests fruit bearing plants around Toronto. A third of the bounty goes to the volunteers, a third goes to the owner of the tree and a third goes to local shelters, preventing thousands of pounds of fruit from going to waste.

Teddy Award in 2011 for Pieter-Dirk Uys

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Films from all sections of the Berlin International Film Festival, nearly all world premieres or international premieres, also compete this year for TEDDY AWARDS. On festive TEDDY AWARD GALA on the February 18th, 2011 in the main hall of the airport Tempelhof, with more than 3000 guests from art, culture, economy and politics are lent TEDDY AWARDS, by an international jury, under the chair Marcus Hu, Americas important American independant film distributor.TEDDY SPECIAL goes in 2011 to the South...

AITP open air films in Amsterdam!

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It is that time again! We are back throughout Amsterdam in the parks and squares with our FREE open air screenings: from August 28 till September 11, 2010On August 28 and September 5 we screen London River: a film about the unexpected meeting between the British Elisabeth (Brenda Blethyn) and the African Ousmane (Sotigui Kouyate), both looking for their children after the bloody bombings in the London Underground in 2005. Sotigui Kouyate was awarded the Silver Bear at the Berlinale for best acto...

The Global Film Village: Wading Through the Results of Climate Change

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  by Marc Halperin We had lunch last Saturday with Michael Nash the director of Climate Refugees which has a free screening today at the LA film festival. The film focuses on Bangladesh, Chad, China, Kenya, Tuvalu, and the USA and promises to be a riveting 89 minutes. “Climate Refugees” is a term few people outside the U.S. military and U.N. circles are familiar with until now. This illuminating documentary takes the next step after An Inconvenient Truth and examines...

ADFF 2009 STARTS TODAY!

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HIGHLIGHTS INCLUDE AFRICAN WOMEN STORIES at Anthology with US Premiere Wangari Maathai: For Our Land,< /a> about Kenyan environmental and social justice activist Wangari Maathai won the Nobel Peace Prize in 2004. OPENING NIGHT - WOLE SOYINKA: CHILD OF THE FOREST by Akin Omotoso & NOTHING BUT THE TRUTH by John Kani Fri, Nov 27 @ 8:00PM - Anthology Film Archives Sponsored by ArtMattan Productions "Black Nation" at The Chapel, Teachers College, a film that takes an...

Opening Night ADFF African Diaspora Film Festival

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Celebrating African Talent in frontof and behind the camera during the 2009 African Diaspora Film Festival This year was FESPACO year, the festival was held in Ouagadougou, Burkina Fasofrom February 28 to March 7, 2009. The Golden Yennenga Stallion went to "Teza"by Haile Gerima and the Silver Yennenga Stallion was awarded to "Nothing butthe Truth" by internationally recognized, multiple award-winningSouth African actor/director John Kani. In "Saturday Night in th...

JUST TALKING 15/3 part 3 and 4

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JUST TALKING 15/3 part3envoyé par cecilerittweger JUST TALKING 15/3 part4 envoyé par cecilerittweger Is objectivity what is desired in the making of a documentary film? Must a director keep an emotional distance from his film’s main character? These questions were at the heart of the first “Just Talking”, which took place on Sunday, March 15, as part of the sidebar events of the Thessaloniki Documentary Festival - Images of the 21st Centu...

JUST TALKING 15/3 PARTS 1 AND 2

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11th TDF: JUST TALKING 15/03/09 envoyé par cecilerittweger JUST TALKING 15/3 part2 envoyé par cecilerittweger Laura Bari, director of Antoine (Hybrid Docs), Magnus Gertten, co-director of Long Distance Love (Stories to Tell), Lisa Merton and Alan Dater directors of Taking Root: The Vision Of Wangari Maathai (Habitat), Kimberly Reed, director of Prodigal Sons (Stories to Tell), Ismail Necmi director of Should I Really Do It? (Po...

11th TDF: PRESS CONFERENCE ΤΑΚΙΝG ROOT: ΤΗΕ VISION OF WANGARI MAATHAI – PERSONA NON GRATA – A BLOOMING BUSINESS (3/15/2009)

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11th TDF: PRESS CONFERENCE ΤΑΚΙΝG ROOT: ΤΗΕ VISION OF WANGARI MAATHAI – PERSONA NON GRATA – A BLOOMING BUSINESS (3/15/2009) PRESS CONFERENCE ΤΑΚΙΝG ROOT: ΤΗΕ VISION OF WANGARI MAATHAI – PERSONA NON GRATA – A BLOOMING BUSINESS On Sunday, March 15, at noon, the directors Alan Dater and Lisa Merton (Taking Root: The Vision Of Wangari Maathai), Fabio Wuytack (Persona Non Grata) and Ton van Zantvoort (A Blooming Business) g...

11th TDF: JUST TALKING 15/03/09 (3/15/2009)

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JUST TALKING 15/3 Is objectivity what is desired in the making of a documentary film? Must a director keep an emotional distance from his film’s main character? These questions were at the heart of the first “Just Talking”, which took place on Sunday, March 15, as part of the sidebar events of the Thessaloniki Documentary Festival - Images of the 21st Century. Every afternoon, the 11th Documentary Festival invites its guests, dire...

11th TDF: JUST TALKING 15/03/09 (3/15/2009)

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JUST TALKING 15/3 Is objectivity what is desired in the making of a documentary film? Must a director keep an emotional distance from his film’s main character? These questions were at the heart of the first “Just Talking”, which took place on Sunday, March 15, as part of the sidebar events of the Thessaloniki Documentary Festival - Images of the 21st Century. Every afternoon, the 11th Documentary Festival invites its guests, dire...

Music Documentaries Take Center Stage In Toronto

 Wednesday, September 3--------Music documentaries and special music events are taking center stage at the Toronto International Film Festival, which opens tomorrow evening with the world premiere of the Canadian epic Passchendaele. Following last year's docs on the Rolling Stones and U2, this year's crop looks at the worlds of rock music, international rhythms and Broadway showtunes.One of the hottest tickets in town is for the film It Might Get Loud, which features the likes of Jimmy Page (L...

Music Documentaries Take Center Stage In Toronto

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Music documentaries and special music events are taking center stage at the Toronto International Film Festival, which opens tomorrow evening with the world premiere of the Canadian epic Passchendaele. Following last year's docs on the Rolling Stones and U2, this year's crop looks at the worlds of rock music, international rhythms and Broadway showtunes.One of the hottest tickets in town is for the film It Might Get Loud, which features the likes of Jimmy Page (Led Zeppelin), the Edge (U2) and J...

Durban Film Festival announces winners

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29th Durban International Film Festival announces winnersAward-winners at the 29th Durban International Film FestivalBest Film: Foster Child (Philippines), directed by Brillante Mendoza…"delving with remarkable skill into the everyday lives of his extremely well-developed characters, the director fuses documentary and drama to create a brave, humane and unconventional film." Best South African Feature Film: Triomf, directed by Michael Raeburn …"by immersing itself into the often sordid world...

Fim & Festivals Magazine

film & festivals is the place to find out the latest news of what is happening in the world of UK and international film festivals and independent filmmaking. The latest issue contains interviews with Paul Andrew Williams, Charlize Theron, John Sayles and Nik Powell. Other features include Turkish cinema, Inside Hamas, a debate on the value of film school plus previews and reports from US, UK, European and As

Charlize Theron

The winners of the Bahamas

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I'm Through With White GirlsUSA / 2006 / 109 minsLanguage: EnglishDirector: Jennifer SharpProducer: Phyllis JohnsonScreenwriter: Courtney LillyPrincipal Cast: Anthony MontgomeryGenre: DramaNew Visions DramaThe only black guy in his indie-rock social scene, Jay Brooks(30 going on 21) is witty and opinionated. A story board artist by trade, and sci-fi junkie, he is quite the sexual overachiever in his indie rock world. Still, Jay feels unfulfilled as he watches Drake, a high school buddy, preparin...

Sport Movies TV 2007 dedicated to sports television and movies opens

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25th MILANO INTERNATIONAL FICTS FESTIVAL”, the most important International Festival dedicated to sports television and movies, World-wide Final of the “World FICTS Challenge 2007” (articulated in 12 seats that will take place in the five Continents) associated with 102 Countries (web site: www.sportmoviestv.com). At 5 p.m. will be inaugurated a video-photographic unpublished exhibition cured by the Olympic Museum Lausanne – IOC on the protagonist of the “Olympic Games” since 1900 ti...

Sproquets 2007: gay & lesbian television festival on Triangle and Stratos Television, New Zealand

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Here’s the broadcast schedule and summaries of the entries in this year’s Sproquets.The films will be broadcast In Auckland and Wellington Triangle Television at 9pm Sundays and nationally on Stratos at 8.30pm on Sundays.SPROQUETS 2007MEN ON HEAT (Essan Laurent, Australia, 22 mins): A comedy with 17 different nationalities. From Sydney, it’s sexy and extremely funny, Essan says "This program has been written specifically for women and for the first time men have been treated as an object w...

"Time of the Writer" it's writers' time in Durban

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Announcing the 10th TIME OF THE WRITER international writers festivalDurban: 19 - 24 March 200718 writers from 10 countries will descend on Durban for a stimulating feast of words, ideas, and discussion at the Time of the Writer international writers festival. Hosted by the Centre for Creative Arts (University of KwaZulu Natal), the festival celebrates its tenth year with an extensive week-long programme of activities from 19 to 24 March. Diversity of the written word is a notable feature of the...

Pan African Film and Arts Festival to open with Rwanda Rising

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The world premiere of the documentary RWANDA RISING has been selected to open the 15th annual Pan African Film and Arts Festival. The star-studded event will be held at 7 p.m. on Thursday, February 8th at the Directors Guild of America with producer Ambassador Andrew Young in attendance. Acclaimed filmmaker and actor Forest Whitaker, PAFF’s 2007 Celebrity Host, will emcee the evening. PAFF’s annual gala after party will follow the screening and be held at the Directors Guild of America, whic...

Todays News: Wednesday 24 May

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Premiers Today in the Lumiere Theater Marie Antoinette and The Right of the Weakest premier. $970m To Media The European Union's Media Programme has banked $970 million dollars from the years 2007-2013. The money will be spread through the media and entertainment industry. The percentages of the fund will be used for training (7%), developing(20%), distribution (55%), promotion (9%), and pilot projects (4%). This budget is a huge increase since the last budget of $659m from 2001-2006. Jury ...

Tsotsi Celebrates South Africa's 2nd consecutive Oscar Nomination

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"Tsotsi" Celebrates Miramax’s Oscar Nominated Best Foreign Language Film at Spark Woodfire Grill (BH)South Africa has earned its second consecutive Best Foreign Language Film nomination in the country's history; “Yesterday” 2004 and “Tsotsi” 2005. Written and directed by Gavin Hood and based on a novel by Athol Fugard, both South African natives, “Tsotsi” would be the country’s first Academy Award.Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) March 5, 2006 -- Set amidst the sprawling Johannesburg town...

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