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New York: Japan Cuts - Festival of Contemporary Japanese Cinema

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New York: Japan Cuts - Festival of Contemporary Japanese Cinema JAPAN CUTS offered a cross section of contemporary Japanese film productions of which 12 were co-presented with the NYAFF in their sixth year of collaboration. The remainder of JAPAN CUTS 39 features was screened through July 28 at the Japan Society. What Sam Javier, the programmer of Japanese films observed several years ago, still applies,” … unhinged [film] insanity is unleashing hell on unsuspecting U.S. ...

THE LA NEO NOIR EROTIC FILM FEST IS SEEKING YOUR SEXIEST DARKEST CRIME SHORTS AT LANNEFF.COM

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LANNEFF showcases U.S. and international sexy, dark, crime short films and short screenplays December 1st at the Downtown Independent Theater in Downtown Los Angeles. Presenting the ONLY film festival walking tour of neo-noir historic landmarks which also features live film noir events, a film screening of selected storytellers, an awards show, and a lively reception at the Far East Cafe aka The Chop Suey Cafe in Downtown LA's Little Tokyo, LANNEFF couples film noir history with toda...

Facts and Figures about TIFFCOM

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- Registrations 2010: Exhibitors 222, Visitors 4,162 from 56 countries and regions - Number of business meetings: 3,041 - Total deal value: 38,181,815 dolloars - Detail of deals done (top 5): * Film genre 1. Drama: 29.9% 2. Action: 19.6% 3. Love/Romance: 11.2% 4. Animation: 9.3% 5. Suspense/Thriller: 4.7% *TV genre (top 5) 1. Animation: 34.2% 2. Drama: 21.1% 3. Documentary: 9.9% 4. Action: 8.6% 5. Entertainment: 5.3%h...

Le Chat Noir of Fantastic Zagreb!

For a schedule of the fantastic fantasy film lineup at GROUND ZERO of FZFF!Check it all out here:http://www.fantastic-zagreb.com/kli/raspored-projekcija.php  photo from FZFF photos. 

Le Chat Noir of Fantastic Zagreb!

For a schedule of the fantastic fantasy film lineup at GROUND ZERO of FZFF!Check it all out here:http://www.fantastic-zagreb.com/kli/raspored-projekcija.php  photo from FZFF photos. 

BFM Digital and GI Film Festival Join Forces to Extend Availability of Independent Films Celebrating Service Members

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BFM Digital, a leading independent music company specializing in digital distribution, marketing, and promotions, has partnered with GI Film Festival (GIFF), a non-profit educational organization dedicated to sharing the military experience in and out of the arena of war, to digitally distribute, market and promote their vast catalogue of independent films. BFM Digital has long been a leader in digital distribution, marketing, and promotions for independent artists and labels. The recent add...

Geek Film Festival Call for Entries

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FORIMMEDIATE RELEASEContact:Kat Anderson, Geek Film Festival - kat@geekfilmfest.com  InauguralGeek Film Festival Call For EntriesMIAMI,FLORIDA, FEBUARY 21, 2011 - Geek Film Festival continues its call forentries for its inaugural festival. Entries will be accepted via mailor digitally until May 10, 2011 at 6:00PM, Eastern time. Filmmakersare invited to send completed work to enter into the festivalprogramming.Filmmakers– professional, amateur and student (high school and undergraduat...

Japanese anime film Summer Wars wins 3rd Finnkino Prize

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The winner of the third Finnkino Prize, Japanese anime film Summer Wars, will get its theatrical release in Helsinki on Friday the 25th of February."Besides being family-friendly entertainment, Summer Wars is an incisive commentary on the ongoing transition from the grandmother's analog world of handwritten cards and letters to her heirs realm of digital devices, in which the human touch is attenuated ? or nonexistent. Will we succumb to our gadgets and machines? The film's "wars" are no fiction...

KidFilm Festival announces the schedule of events

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The USA Film Festival’s 27th annual KidFilm® Festival announces the schedule of events taking place Saturday, January 22 and Sunday, January 23, 2011 at the Angelika Film Center, 5321 E. Mockingbird Lane, Dallas, Texas.KidFilm is the oldest and largest children’s film festival in the United States, featuring an entertaining, educational, and diverse line-up of new and classic films for both children and adults, along with free books and DVDs. This year’s highlights include: Tribut...

Mai Mai Miracle at the SF Intl' Animation Festival

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Since I'm a fan of Spirited Away, I was looking forward to seeing Mai Mai Miracle at the San Francisco International Animation Festival this morning.  Mai Mai Miracle is directed by Sunao Katabuchi, who is a protege of Hayao Miyazaki's and worked as his assistant director on Kiki's Delivery Service.  Miyazaki, who has received much critical acclaim for at least a dozen films and is considered the Walt Disney of Japan, is one of the few Anime directors who has managed to make films that hav...

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Paprika Steen - meeting with a Danish movie star

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Paprika Steen is a true artist. When she arrives for our meeting, she brings a creative energy that makes me think ‘this is what early-mid 1900s Hollywood movie stars must have radiated...’ She talks passionately about her craft. Paprika combines acting and directing and loves both forms of creativity. She speaks Danish, Swedish, English, French and Russian and has the world as her workplace. You get the picture – this is a true movie star! “The most important thing is i...

The Leopard plays with kids in Locarno

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Major premieres for Locarno’s younger audiences: Pokémon and Mai Mai MiracleThe 12th film in the Pokémon saga, entitled Pokémon Diamond & Pearl the Movie: Arceus: To the Conquering of Space-Time, will be presented as an international premiere at the forthcoming Locarno International Film Festival. Directed by Kunihiko Yuyama, creator of the preceding episodes as of the TV series, the film concludes the Diamond & Pearl trilogy. Following the screening, young viewers will be able to meet Jap...

Ghent Film Festival tribute to Studio Ghibli

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Japanese animation film fans are in for a real treat at the 36th edition of the Ghent Film Festival (6-17 October), with its film retrospective on Studio Ghibli, Japan’s premiere animation studio founded by directors Hayao Miyazaki and Isao Takahata. The retrospective reflects the festival’s Asia theme and ties in with the anime exhibition held at The Carmelite Friary – Provincial Centre of Art and Culture.Studio Ghibli is one of Japan’s most successful animation studios. Takahata Isao a...

Musashi: The Dream of the Last Samurai" in Locarno

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The 62nd Locarno Film Festival will screen in the official selection Musashi: The Dream of the Last Samurai, the latest film conceived and written by the renowned Japanese animation director Mamoru Oshii (Ghost in the Shell, The Sky Crawlers) and directed by Mizuho Nishikubo (Legend of Heavenly Sphere Shurato, Otogi Zoshi). The film, produced by animation studio Production I.G (Ghost in the Shell, Kill Bill: Vol. 1), will be released theatrically in Japan on June 13. «We are really delighted to...

Ever Seen a Japanese Road Movie ?

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The Million Yen Girl shown at Udine Far East Festival involves a 21 year old student who heads for the road after experiencing disappointment with her family and disillusionment with the difficulty of earning a living in Tokyo. Wanting to become independent, she co-rents an appartment with a total stranger who throws out a kitten she adopted, after which she tosses all his ownings out the window and gets the book for alientation of private property. After a short term in jail, he...

UDINE FAR EAST FILM 11 - THE EUROPEAN PREMIERE OF YATTERMAN, DIRECTED BY MIIKE TAKASHI, AS CLOSING EVENT OF THE FESTIVAL!

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YATTERMAN (YATTAMAN) FROM THE CELEBRATED CARTOON, COMES THE LIVE ACTION FILM OF THE GREATEST POP-ROBOT ADVENTURE IN THE WORLD! …a film already destined to become a cult… The European Premiere of the highly anticipated blockbuster, directed by the legendary MIIKE Takashi, will close the eleventh edition of Far East Film.   UDINE, 9th April 2009 UDINE – A truly sensational event, on Saturday 2nd May, will close the eleventh edition of...

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The Ryerson Film Graduating Class Presents: Debut 2001 – three spectacular nights of 28 films and 42 filmmakers. Come and harvest the fruits of four very successful years of film studies. Toronto, Bloor Cinema, May 10-12, 7pm.

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Go Speed Racer, GO

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SPEED RACER, directed by Andy and Larry Wachowski (brothers) is an outstanding action packed computer animated film based on the 1960's young race car driver cartoon series I grew up watching every day after school on television. The film depicts Speed (Emile Hirsch) aspiration of becoming a Race Car Champion by entering The Thunderhead Raceway, Casa Cristo Classic 5000, and the Grand Prix XCI. Technically speaking, the special effects are breathtaking. It's an excellent family film. In 1967, Ja...

2008 Tribeca Film Festival Closing Night Gala Presentation “SPEED RACER” Opens Nationwide May 9th

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By Maria Esteves - May 2, 2008 SPEED RACER, directed by Andy and Larry Wachowski (brothers) is an outstanding action packed computer animated film based on the 1960's young race car driver cartoon series I grew up watching every day after school on television. The film depicts Speed (Emile Hirsch) aspiration of becoming a Race Car Champion by entering The Thunderhead Raceway, Casa Cristo Classic 5000, and the Grand Prix XCI. Technically speaking, the special effects are breathtaking. It's a...

Interview with Frogman (Eagle Talon The Movie)

Interview with Frogman, Director, Producer and Writer of EAGLE TALON THE MOVIE: THE CHANCELLOR ONLY LIVES TWICEClaus Mueller:Can you just briefly comment about your background?Frogman:I have been involved in television productions and drama for fifteen years. About four years ago I started with flash animationCM:     What kind of films have you done before EAGLE TALON?F:        It is actually my first film but I have produced many TV seriesCM:     What prompted you to use flash an...
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