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The London Palestine Film Festival 2012 highlights

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Barbican FilmThe London Palestine Film Festival 2012 Friday 20 April – Wednesday 25 Aprilbarbican.org.uk/film Box Office: 0845 120 7527www.palestinefilm.orgFrom Friday 20 April to Wednesday 25 April, the London Palestine Film Festival returns to the Barbican. Opening with the UK Premiere of Sameh Zoabi’s debut feature, Man Without a Cellphone, the 2012 festival showcases more than 40 works, including a rare journey into the British imperial film archives, Susan Sontag’s striking 1974 film ...

Call for Entries : 2012 Taipei Film Festival New Talent Competition

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International New Talent Competition Guidelines and Application Form SUBMISSION DEADLINE: MARCH 25, 2012 Thank you for your interest in the International New Talent Competition at the 14th Taipei Film Festival (TaipeiFF), taking place in Taipei from late June to mid July. The International New Talent Competition aims to encourage talented and emerging filmmakers who have recently completed their first or second feature, and to provide a platform for new voices from all ov...

Controversial Persian film package is follow up to Berlin 62

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by Alex Deleon On the heels of the 2012 Berlinale, forming a kind of coda to the busy week preceding, four unusual pictures from Iran were presented in this extra special Persian package, one each evening starting Sunday, at the Babylon Theater in Rosa Luxemburg Square.  The Babylon located just west of Alexander Platz in what used to be Communist East Berlin, is one of the oldest movie theaters in Berlin and is now a protected architectural monument. It is also one of the regular Be...

Indonesia's Edwin to receive Edward Yang Award for New Talent at 6th Asian Film Awards

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The Asian Film Awards announced that the Indonesian director Edwin will receive the Edward Yang Award for New Talent. The presentation ceremony will be held on March 19, 2012 at the Hong Kong Convention Centre in Hong Kong. Edwin is only the third filmmaker to receive the Award which was set up at the 2nd Asian Film Awards in 2008 to commemorate the renowned filmmaker from Taiwan, Edward Yang, who passed away in 2007. This year marks the 6th edition of the Asian Film Awards. ...

27th SBIFF was the World Premiere of "The Samaritan" (2012)

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  SBIFF PRESS Sunday, January 29th at the 27th SBIFF was the World Premiere of "The Samaritan" (2012) at the Lobero Theatre in Santa Barbara. Actor Samuel L. Jackson and director David Weaver appeared on the red carpet for interviews. Summary: "After twenty years in prison, Foley is finished with the grifter's life. When he meets an elusive young woman named Iris, the possibility of a new start looks real. But his past is proving to be a stubborn companion."...

Generation "П" (GENERATION P, 2011) at SBIFF 2012!

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  Generation "П" (GENERATION P, 2011) will screen today, January 27th at the 27th Santa Barbara International Film Festival, SBIFF 2012.  Based on the book by Russian writer Victor Pelevin, the film is directed by American/Russian director Victor Ginzburg. The film is about Babylen Tatarsky, a copywriter for a major advertising company in the late 90’s in Post-Soviet Russia. Babylen is put to the test by the advertising firm to find the 'new Russian identity'. Well, ...

The Middle East Goes to Rotterdam

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  Rotterdam dates (January 25th- February 5, 2012) Vanessa McMahon – Rotterdam: While Western technology and social media has influenced modern life in the Middle East, as experienced with the wave of revolutions across the Arab world over the past year, the West has likewise been greatly influenced by the Middle East, with its growing economy and growing West-to-East diaspora... READ MORE HERE:  www.varietyarabia.com/Docs.Viewer/7cae757c-cdbe-4880-9532-d5...

Generation "П" (GENERATION P, 2011), Russia and beyond!

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  Generation "П" (GENERATION P, 2011) held its world premier this week at the 23rd Palm Springs International Film Festival, 2012. Based on the book by Russian writer Victor Pelevin, the film is directed by American/Russian director Victor Ginzburg. The film is about Babylen Tatarsky, a copywriter for a major advertising company in the late 90’s in Post-Soviet Russia. Babylen is put to the test by the advertising firm to find the 'new Russian identity'. Well, what se...

Generation "П" (GENERATION P, 2011), Russia and beyond!

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  Generation "П" (GENERATION P, 2011) held its world premier this week at the 23rd Palm Springs International Film Festival, 2012. Based on the book by Russian writer Victor Pelevin, the film is directed by American/Russian director Victor Ginzburg. The film is about Babylen Tatarsky, a copywriter for a major advertising company in the late 90’s in Post-Soviet Russia. Babylen is put to the test by the advertising firm to find the 'new Russian identity'. Well, what see...

ÉCU's Partner - Cyprus Films Days opened for submissions

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The Ministry of Education and Culture and Rialto Theatre announces that Calls for Entries for the 10thCYPRUS FILM DAYS -International Film Festival 2012, are now open. The festival, which is being held for the 10th time this year, will host an international competition section titled “Glocal Images” in which film-makers from around the globe and Cyprus are invited to submit their films.The films participating in the competition section will be selected by the festival’s artistic committee:...

No one but us

Director: Roman Shumunov.
This is a story about the solitude of the new immigrants and their endless struggle to survive, to be accepted and to be a part of Israeli society. Andrei, the protagonist, a new immigrant from the former Soviet Union, discovers that in order to save his sick father’s life he must buy an expensive drug that is well beyond his means. At the same time, Andrei and his two best friends, Zura and Marat, also living alone in the country, try to achieve their dream to be heard and understood via their poesy music. Andrei decides to get the money for the medicine his father so desperately needs at all costs.

MY NAME IS KHAN, interview with screenwriter Shibani Bathija

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With the opening of Indian film 'DON 2' (2011) starring Bollywood giant Shah Rukh Khan, Khan has been popping up everywhere recently to promote his new film. Last week it was the Festival du Film de Marrakech and this week Dubai at DIFF. While Khan tells the world that his character ‘Don’ of the DON feature film series is his favorite character he has ever played, I would venture to say that the favorite character the world has seen him play is that of 'Rizvan Khan' in the blockbuste...

8th Dubai Festival to unveil 171 films from 56 nations

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8th Dubai International Film Festival runs December 7 to 14,• 46 world premieres, 25 international premieres and 78 Middle East premieres • Award-winning films and A-list talent from the Americas, Europe, Asia Africa and the Arab world • 89 films vie for prestigious Muhr Awards with total prize money of over US$600,000 The eighth Dubai International Film Festival, held under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, UAE Vice President & Prime Minister and Ruler o...

Luang Prabang Film Festival Ready to Roll

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Bangkok ~ The second Luang Prabang Film Festival will take place on 3-10 December 2011 in Luang Prabang, the former Royal Capital of Laos, and UNESCO World Heritage Site. The ongoing project is dedicated to harnessing the power of film to foster cultural development and plurality in Laos, build regional understanding in Southeast Asia, and support sustainable development. The festival will present over 30 Southeast Asian films and other curated events throughout the week. All scre...

2012 Submissions Open for the 5th Annual Iranian Film Festival - San Francisco

2012 submissions are open for the 5th Annual Iranian Film Festival - San Francisco, a showcase for the independent feature and short films made by Iranian filmmakers on any subject or by any filmmaker about Iran, from around the world. Deadline: August 1, 2012. www.IranianFilmFestival.org

KASHISH 2012: Call for film submissions

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  We are back with a bang! India’s Biggest Queer Film Festival returns for its third edition in 2012. Submissions are now open for all categories, including for the competition section. Filmmakers from India and across the world can submit features, documentaries and short films that highlight/focus on Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer themes and expressions. KASHISH Mumbai International Queer Film Festival is the first and only gay & lesbian film festival i...

Malatya Reveals the ‘International Competition’ Films

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Turkey’s up and coming new festival ‘Malatya International Film Festival’ is preparing to run its second edition from 18th November to 24th November this year.  The festival - which was welcomed with a great interest by the movie lovers last year- announced its ‘International Feature Film’ Competition nominations. The festival is organized by World Mass Media Research Foundation with the support of the Malatya Apricot Research, Development and Promotion Foundation and Malatya Governor...

Miramax announces Immersion program with Doha Film Institute

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Summer Media Immersion Program is Opportunity to Work with Miramax Executives and Gain Valuable Entertainment Industry Knowledge  Miramax today announced its Media Immersion Program, a summer internship opportunity for the university-level students of Qatar to work with Miramax executives in the Company’s Los Angeles or London offices.  The goal of the internship is for students to gain considerable experience working in entertainment and media.  The inaugural program, created in partnershi...

CAMBOFEST, Cambodia Film Festival travels to New York City and beyond

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CAMBOFEST (www.cambofest.com), Cambodia's first international film festival event since the end of the Khmer Rouge regime - and Cambodia's only indie film festival! - celebrates its half-decade mark with a screening of shorts from its recent 4th edition in Manhattan, New York City in December.  CamboFest later continues its US tour with a stop in Los Angeles and other cities before moving on to Canada, Mexico, and other global host venues. The Manhattan event, hosted by New Filmmake...

Japanese Prime Minister Opens 24th Tokyo International Film Festival

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By Liza Foreman TOKYO -   The rain stopped just in time for the celebrities to walk the green carpet, laid out for the opening of the 24th Tokyo International FilmFestival (October 22-30th) on Saturday. TIFF chairman Tom Yoda welcomed guests, including Jackie Chan, whose 100th film“1911” kicked off events as the special opening film. Highlights of the night included the cast of the “Fukushima Hula Girls,” participating as part of the national caravan for the recons...

AWARDS ADFF 2011

Best Producer from the Arab World: Souney Kadouh, This Narrow Place (Lebanon, USA)“For an independent spirit and a determined effort”-ADFF PRESSphoto by Vanessa McMahon 

AWARDS ADFF 2011

Best Producer from the Arab World: Souney Kadouh, This Narrow Place (Lebanon, USA)“For an independent spirit and a determined effort”-ADFF PRESSphoto by Vanessa McMahon 

Party time at ADFF 2011

Actor Omar Al Mulla (Mansoor) from the UAE film SEA SHADOW (2011) and Emirati director of the film Nawaf Al-Janahi pose for pics the Fairmont after party in Abu Dhabi, ADFF 2011 photo by Vanessa McMahon

Q and A of SEA SHADOW at ADFF 2011

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  UAE director Nawaf Al-Janahi presents SEA SHADOW at ADFF 2011                                     UAE native director Nawaf Al-Janahi held the premier to his latest film, SEA SHADOW (2011) at Abu Dhabi Film Festival on Wednesday, 19 October 2011 in the Abu Dhabi Theater. After screening a ...

The Doha Tribeca Film Festival

The Doha Tribeca Film Festival is the culmination of our year-round activities and a celebration of film, education and community.

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