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SON OF BABYLON at CPHPIX 2011

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On 'Son of Babylon' Son of Babylon screened at this year's Copenhagen Film Festival 2011 ‘SON OF BABYLON' (2010) is a fiction film based on reality about three weeks following the 2003 US invasion of Iraq and the beginning of the Iraq War. Writer/director Mohamed Al-Daradji spent seven years on this poetic masterpiece that touches on the timely and hypersensitive subject of the Iraq War and the country now trying to pick itself up from devastation and ruin. ...

One Movie for the Two of Us

Director: Igor Beregovsky, Genrietta Patik-Beregovsky.
In authentic documentary language, directors sketch dilemmas of identity and belonging and create cinematic experiences of personal and social reality. In Israel of the 2000s, two creators try to make one movie about their lives and cross the boundary between film and life.

the 5 houses of Lea Goldberg

Director: yair qedar.
She died 41 years ago, but even today, Lea Goldberg is still an enigmatic figure - she is Israel's most beloved poet, a powerful woman, who lived with her mother and never married, a woman who invented herself from the ashes of WWW1 though her magical poetry. The film is a cinematic fantasy in five acts, using animation, after affects, archives, still photos, original music and interviews that celebrate together the fascinating story of L. Goldberg.

Interview with director of the Luang Prabang Film Fest

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Interesting Travelers - Interview with Gabriel Kupermanby Travis Ball I arrived in Luang Prabang, Laos, in early December, 2010, intending on only spending four days there before heading to Thailand. During my early explorations, I came across a sign near the city center promoting a film festival that was starting in two days. Thoroughly intrigued, I decided to attend the opening ceremony the following evening. The opening film blew me away and I ended up staying for the full duration of the wee...

Vikas Kohli of FatLabs to receive special recognition at the ReelWorld Film Festival

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  Vikas Kohli of FatLabs will be the first to receive the coveted Trailblazer Award from the ReelWorld Film Festival for his work solely as a film composer and music producer. It's been an adventure over the past year, with several of the films Kohli has composed for receiving awards and it seems fitting that now the composer himself will be recognized for his tireless contributions to the arts. It is...

Kathmandu International Mountain Film Festival (KIMFF) 2011

The 9th edition of Kathmandu International Mountain Film Festival will be held from 8-12 December 2011 in Kathmandu - the cultural and cosmopolitan capital of the Himalayan region. Since its birth in 2000, KIMFF has evolved from a festival focusing initially on the Himalaya to one encompassing a wide range of subjects and issues that explore the diverse and complex ways in which human beings relate to mountains. KIMFF seeks to showcase films that attract peer review and critiques that lead to better documentation of mountain issues, particularly of highland regions of the developing world.

 

About 50 films will be selected for KIMFF 2011. Around 15-20 documentaries will be shortlisted to be viewed by an international jury. Filmmakers can choose whether or not to submit their films for competition. Accepted films not selected for competition will be screened and be eligible for the Audience Award. Films made by Nepali filmmakers will have the opportunity to participate in ‘Nepal Panorama’, a separate showcase of Nepali entries. The objective of ‘Nepal Panoroma’ is to promote Nepali films in all genres.

 

KIMFF 2011 coincides with Nepal Tourism Year 2011. As part of this effort the festival will feature a special selection of films that have been instrumental in putting Nepal on the world tourism map. Films and activities that celebrate man's spirit for exploration and adventure, will also be part of this edition of the festival.

 

In the presence of filmmakers, film enthusiasts, critics, scholars, journalists, activists, and mountaineers, the festival will include discussion forums, on-demand screenings, guest lectures, exhibitions of books and photographs celebrating mountains and workshops for aspiring filmmakers.

CALL FOR ENTRY

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Application conditions 1. Applicants must be secondary school or university students (or equivalence). 2. The film submitted must be subtitled in English. 3. Only the films which have been selected by the members of judges will be on shows. 4. The film must be submitted in a good quality file as a Quick Time, AVI, H.264, or MPEG2 format. 5. All submissions must be sent to: Bangkok International Student Film Festival School of Communication Arts Bangkok University ...

PRESS CONFERENCE AT 13TH TDF

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    Directors Anneta Papathanasiou (Τhe Nymphs of Hindu Kush), Katerina Patroni (Docville - 99 Laskareos St., Athens 61) and Lefteris Fylaktos (26.2 The Road to Here), whose films participate in the TDF international section, gave a press conference on Friday, March 18 2011. Anneta Papathanasiou was inspired to make The Nymphs of Hindu Kush when she became acquainted with the world of the Kalasha people through her teacher Athanassios Lerounis. Lerounis is the driving force behind Gr...

Iranian Cinema, a tribute cont'd

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  In continuation of my tribute to Persian cinema (previous article) I am still long overdue to review this stellar film of 2009 that I watched months ago and again recently with the intention to interview actor Navid Akhavan; but alas, our schedules rarely coincide to make the time to meet up so in the interim I will take this time to say a few words about ‘For A Moment, Freedom'.   Directed by Arash T. Riahi, ‘For A Moment Freedom' features an ensem...

The Third Motherland

Director: Costas M. Constantinou and George Skordis.
What does it mean to belong to a motherland? How does it feel to be caught in between different motherlands? What burdens but also what rights and opportunities does belonging to an “other” motherland entail? How does ethnic conflict exacerbate identity problems and impact on the cultural heritage of small minority communities? Filmed in Cyprus and Lebanon, The Third Motherland addresses these questions by following the story of the Cypriot Maronite community. The film reveals the dilemmas of identification and belonging and accounts for opposing feelings and beliefs within and beyond the community. This is a film about cultural loss, low self-esteem, cooption, denial of rights and everyday social problems but also of ethnic pride, cultural revival, joy and resistance.

Leaving Baghdad

Leaving Baghdad

Director: Koutaiba Al-Janabi.
Leaving Baghdad is a road movie that follows Sadik, the personal cameraman to the leader Saddam Hussein, at the end of the nineties. Sadik is trying to escape the grip of the regime, being pursued from country to country, encountering smugglers and crooks on his journey. Sadik suffers from paranoia and constant fear. The Iraqi secret police are after him because he is carrying evidence of the atrocities committed by the regime. Sadik is dreaming to go to London, to join his wife who is, however, unwilling to help. In his despair and loneliness, Sadik writes letters to his son, Semir. These letters turn into a confession and reveal Sadik's past and the real reason for his fleeing , the endless waiting and his paranoia.

Application conditions

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Application conditions 1. Applicants must be secondary school or university students (or equivalence). 2. The film submitted must be subtitled in English. 3. Only the films which have been selected by the members of judges will be on shows. 4. The film must be submitted in a good quality file as a Quick Time, AVI, H.264, or MPEG2 format. 5. All submissions must be sent to: Bangkok International Student Film Festival School of Communication Arts Bangkok University Depa...

World’s longest red carpet to unroll at CamboFest, Cambodia Film Festival (March 1-9)

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World’s longest red carpet to unroll at CamboFest, Cambodia Film Festival The world’s longest red carpet, measuring 26.5 kilometers, will unroll at the upcoming CamboFest Cambodia Film Festival (www.cambofest.com),linking the venue town of Kampot with the seaside coastal town of Kep while shattering existing records for a red carpet event. The lengthy carpet, donated by the Zhejiang Da Guanyuan carpet company of Zhejiang Province, China, is currently on its way to the Cambodian p...

Oman invites indian film-makers

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Oman's  Muscat Festival kicks off today and expects over two million visitors by the time the fest ends on 24th February 2011. Events  include a Fashion Week, Tour of Oman cycle race (which  will feature over 120 of the best names from the Tour de France. ) a food fest and the Extreme Sailing World Championships. As part of the Muscat Festival  playback singer, Sonu Nigam and  the  actress Lara Dutta  will take to the stage on 10th February 2011. Indian superstar Shah Rukh K...

'The Way Back', from Dubai to Palm Springs

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It would seem that Peter Weir's latest film, 'The Way Back' (2010) is making its own journey and 'Way Back' from Weir's homeland in Australia to Dubai where it premiered in the Middle East last month and now to its North American premier at the Palm Springs International Film Festival 2011. It's certainly making its way across the globe. While it has received mixed reviews and an undecided audience opinion, it seems to be fighting its way beyond negative popular opinion in its ubiq...

Advance E-Tickets Now Available for CAMBOFEST Cambodia Film Festival, Cambodia's independent movie festival

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Advance E-Tickets Now Available for CAMBOFEST Cambodia Film Festival, Cambodia's independent movie festival  - now in our 4th Edition! (Can't make it to Cambodia? Become a 'virtual' attendee and receive a selection of movies featured at the festival and other great items - also available at our TicketLeap portal) March 1-9, 2011 in Kampot, Cambodia (on the glorious South Coast), in the vintage Cambodian movie hall, the 'Royal' Buy individual session or festival passes @http://...

Vivek Patiently Makes His Way In Bollywood!

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  Did you know that acting newbie Vivek Sudarshan who's got a great break in Rahat Kazmi’s Impatient Vivek was the youngest scientist in India? Hailing from Barrelly, Vivek seems to have found his real calling in Bollywood. “Being from a small town, I never - in my wildest  dreams - thought I'd land in the film industry. But as luck would have it, Mr  Kazmi  came to Delhi where I got the opportunity to meet him. I'd gone  up to him and expressed my desire to  sing. He aske...

CAMBOFEST, Cambodia Film Festival selections for 4th Edition (March 1-9) now online!

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  Selections for CAMBOFEST, Cambodia film festival's 4th edition (March 1-9) are now online at: => http://www.scribd.com/doc/46573815/Public-Lineup-Ongoing-CFEST-4-0  Note: selections and lineup being updated on an ongoing basis...check back for final lineup and schedule (More details at the CamboFest website-> http://www.cambofest.com) ABOUT CAMBOFEST: CAMBOFEST is Cambodia's first international movie event since the end of the Khmer Rouge era, and is ...

Cyprus Film Days IFF

 

‘Cyprus Film Days' is the most celebrated annual international Film Festival that takes place in Cyprus. It is organized by the Cultural Services of the Ministry of Education and Culture and the RIALTO theatre. The 9th edition of the festival will take place from the 8th until the 17th of April in Limassol at the RIALTO Theatre and in Nicosia at the Pantheon Art Cinema. Continuing the tradition of previous years, the festival will host some of the best and most important films of the year that have been critically acclaimed internationally.

The showcasing of Cinematic excellence is at the heart of Cyprus Film Days since its first edition in 2003. Therefore, the artistic committee is looking for independent works that frame the diversity of local cultures and present innovative approaches to subject matters that can be addressed to an international audience.

An international Jury made up of leading figures of the international film industry and whose names will be announced at a later date will award the following prizes:

  • - Best Film Award accompanied by the amount of 7,000 Euros
  • - 2nd Best Film Award accompanied by the amount of 3.000 Euros.

An exciting year lies ahead for the festival with the addition of the International Competition Section for feature-length films with the aim of discovering new talents and new stories from all over the world.

Interested parties are called upon to submit an entry form by 15 February 2011.

Cyprus Film Days IFF

The International Film Festival “Cyprus Film Days” is the official international film festival of Cyprus. It is co-organised by the Ministry of Education and Culture of the Republic of Cyprus and the Rialto Theatre.

The selection of films and programming of screenings and parallel events programme is undertaken by a three-member Artistic Committee, appointed by the Ministry of Education and Culture and the Rialto Theatre.
The International Film Festival “Cyprus Film Days” is the official international film festival of Cyprus. It is co-organised by the Ministry of Education and Culture of the Republic of Cyprus and the Rialto Theatre.

The selection of films and programming of screenings and parallel events programme is undertaken by a three-member Artistic Committee, appointed by the Ministry of Education and Culture and the Rialto Theatre.

The Festival’s main objectives are to: contribute to the development, promotion and mobility of the art of film making in Cyprus and the wider area; screen the work of filmmakers from across the world and to introduce their work to the Cyprus public;
to serve as a hub for films from the three neighbouring continents of Cyprus.

For 2011, the festival includes the sections below:

Glocal Images – International Competition Section: Nine (9) feature-length films participate in this section. Films originating from the neighbouring continents of Cyprus and other parts of the world are chosen by the artistic committee, with an emphasis on films, which promote cinema as an art form and a tool for intercultural dialogue. Moreover, Glocal Images seeks to attract films highlighting the diverse “colours” of local filmmaking in their country of origin and drawing on themes and styles of contemporary international filmmaking. Each film in this section is screened once in Limassol and once in Nicosia.

Viewfinder – A Close-up of Contemporary International Cinema: Nine (9) feature-length films will be selected to participate in this section. This section hosts films which have been distinguished at major international film festivals during the festival year and are selected by the Artistic Committee.

The Festival also includes special screenings, thematic sections and tributes to the work of distinguished filmmakers from across the world

Parallel events with workshops and master classes.

The Festival is annual and takes place in Limassol (RIALTO Theatre) and Nicosia (PANTHEON Art Cinema) simultaneously.

The tenth edition of the festival will be held between 20 and 29 April 2012.

Colin Farrell speaks

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Colin Farrell speaks           Dubai International Film Festival hosts public conversation with leading actor Colin Farrell Colin Farrell, the star of In Bruges, Phone Booth and Minority Report, has legions of fans across the world, and had earlier walked the red carpet at DIFF along with the cast of ‘The Way Back,’ including Jim Sturgess (Heartless, 21, The Other Boleyn Girl), Ed Harris (Apollo 13, A Beautiful Mind, Appaloosa), ...

Stray Bullet

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Georges Hachem's Lebanese film 'Stray Bullet' sold out theaters for its two screening at DIFF 2010   It was in competition for best Middle East film at awards and won for Best Picture.   Summary: Noha is about to get married. Her family is relieved to see her take advantage of this last chance before officially becoming a spinster just like her sister. Everything seems to be going well. However, on this special Sunday of August 1976 in Lebanon, on...

IFA film festival in Bengalore

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IFA FILM FESTIVALJanuary 2- February 20, 2011Venue: National Gallery for Modern Art (NGMA)Manikyavelu Mansion49 Palace Road, Bengaluru 560 052Contact: 080 2234 2338 January 2, 2011, Sunday, 3 pmBISHAR BLUES, 1 Hour 16 minutesBy Amitabh Chakraborty It is a 90-minute film based on the fakirs of Bengal, exploring their music and their deeply spiritual everyday life as a living practice of radical syncretism. In this film, Amitabh Chakroborty talks about music as an integral part of their mytholog...

Peace talks and Cairo Exit

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  DIFF 2010 ‘Cultural Bridge Day' on Dec. 16 promotes intercultural dialogue through cinema The ‘Cultural Bridge Day' opened with the screening of Egyptian director Hesham Issawi's Cairo Exit, a powerful account of life in contemporary Cairo about two star-crossed lovers. The film shines the spotlight on the social and cultural taboos that riddle the city's diverse population. Masoud Amralla Al Ali, Artistic Director, Dubai International Film Festival, said: &quo...
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