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Moët British Independent Film Awards

Monday 10 December 2012  at Old Billingsgate the stars turned out in force for the 15th Moët British Independent Film Awards. The glittering event was a who’s who of British cinema and was hosted by actor James Nesbitt fresh off the set of The Hobbit.   Attending the star-studded event was Jude Law who received the Variety Award, and acting legend Michael Gambon who won the coveted Richard Harris Award.   Other guests included Terence Stamp, Billy Connolly, Tom...

Sir Michael Gambon and Jude Law to be honoured at British Independent Film Awards

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JUDE LAW AND SIR MICHAEL GAMBON TO BE HONOURED AT THE 15th MOËT BRITISH INDEPENDENT FILM AWARDS Recipients of both The Richard Harris Award and The Variety Award were announced today by Johanna von Fischer and Tessa Collinson, joint Directors, The Moët British Independent Film Awards. Sir Michael Gambon will receive the Richard Harris Award and Jude Law The Variety Award at the awards ceremony on Sunday 9th December at Old Billingsgate. The Richard Harris Award was introduced in 200...

Baja Film Fest: the inaugural year’s award recipients.

  The first annual Baja International Film Festival, to be held November 14-17 in Cabo, Mexico, has announced the inaugural year’s award recipients.. Award’s will be presented to two-time Academy Award-nominee Edward Norton, Academy Award –nominee Virginia Madsen, iconic filmmaker and former President of the Directors Guild of America Michael Apted, celebrated actor Diego Luna, Academy Award-winner Melissa Leo,  acclaimed director Nicolas Echevarria, and  Academ...

Launch of the first annual Baja International Film Festival - Virgin Produced Screenplay Competition

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The inaugural Baja International Film Festival, to be held November 14-17 in Cabo, Mexico, today announced an exciting new partnership with Virgin Produced and the launch of the first annual Baja International Film Festival - Virgin Produced Screenplay Competition.   Beginning today, October 8th, the Festival competition will accept feature-length screenplays in all genres until the submission deadline of October 26th. Screenplays entered into the competition will be judged by a distin...

Peter Straughan at BAFTA Screenwriters Lecture, BFI London, Sketch by Nesta 24/10/12

On screenwriting Peter says it's like swimming. "I can't sketch, I just paint it as I go", "with structure". Peter wrote the film "The Men Who Stare at Goats", staring George Clooney, he is a BAFTA award winner for his Screenplay adaptation of "Tinker,Tailor, Soldier Spy" which he co-wrote with Bridget O'Connor.

London Film Festival awards De rouille et d'os

The 56th BFI London Film Festival, in partnership with American Express announced the winners at its high profile awards ceremony, at Banqueting House, Whitehall, SW1 this evening.   Hosted by Sue Perkins the four awards were presented by some of the most respected figures in the film world. BEST FILM: RUST AND BONE, directed by Jacques Audiard Presented in partnership with American Express and celebrating the most original, intelligent and distinctive filmmaking in the Festival, t...

Geraldine Chaplin will receive the Golden Angel of Tofifest

        The star in the legendary “Doctor Zhivago” will be awarded a Special Golden Angel of Tofifest for Lifetime Achievement, during the Opening Ceremony of the International Film Festival Tofifest. Geraldine Chaplin is a daughter of the legendary Charlie Chaplin and one of the most popular actresses of international...

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Helen Mirren to receive European achievement in World Cinema Awards

  HELEN MIRREN RECEIVES EUROPEAN ACHIEVEMENT IN WORLD CINEMA AWARD "A very meaningful honour," says the British actress (picture: Giles Keyte) The European Film Academy takes great pleasure in presenting Dame Helen Mirren with the honorary award EUROPEAN ACHIEVEMENT IN WORLD CINEMA 2012 for her outstanding body of work. “It was discovering the immense diversity of European filmmaking that gave me an enduring love and respect for the art form,” stated Helen Mirr...

“TRASHED” HITS PICCADILLY AND TAKES JEREMY IRONS ON A JOURNEY OF DISCOVERY, DISBELIEF AND HOPE

OFFICIAL PRESS RELEASE FROM 'Sally Fischer Public Relations' “TRASHED” (2012) screened Saturday, September 29 at 9:00PM at the Apollo Piccadilly Cinema in London Academy Award-winning actor Jeremy Irons and Academy Award-winning composer Vangelis attended screening “TRASHED” HITS PICCADILLY AND TAKES JEREMY IRONS ON A JOURNEY OF DISCOVERY, DISBELIEF AND HOPE   London, UK: Candida Brady brings her hot topic film "TRASHED" to the Raindance Film Festiva...

Marina Abramovic nose fully grown and big in Bob Wilson's Life and Death of Marina. Sketch by Nesta.

Marina Abramovic nose fully grown and big in Bob Wilson's Life and Death of Marina. Sketch by Nesta.

Ridley Scott's "Japan in a Day" to be Special Opening Film for 25th TIFF in Tokyo

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 "Japan in a Day"© 2012 FUJI TELEVISION NETWORK, INC., JAPAN IN A DAY FILMS LTD  Tokyo International Film Festival (TIFF) is pleased to announce that “Japan in a Day” by the highly acclaimed filmmaker, Ridley Scott, has been selected as the Special Opening Film for the 25th TIFF. “Japan in a Day” is a collection of video submissions filmed on March 11 of this year, which have been compiled into a single film. It is a significant film in that it convey...

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Trudie Styler will preside Ischia Global Film Festival 2012

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Article published in the NY Times  "I'm not an unkind person," says Trudie Styler, "but by the same token, I'm not a people-pleaser." DURING a visit to India to celebrate her 50th birthday, Trudie Styler consulted a seer. Recently, she recalled the episode, highlighted by a reading of her Vedic chart, with mock incredulity. "Oh, madam, by golly, this chart is very unique,' " she was told. " 'By 2012, you could be asking for the Taj Ma...

A Power and the Glory of Cinema City

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Another big name of Cinema City Novi Sad, Serbia is no doubt Nick Powell. A man on Virgin label and a big boss of nowadays biggest Film and Television School in UK. I promised that I will write another article about a Nik Powell’s visit to Novi Sad, Cinema City because as I said in previous articles I’ve had a little problem with a voice recorder who failed to record interviews with Powell. In the 60s and 70s Richard Branson and his partner Nik Powell loved music and saw an opportunity to...

TFF 2012 Tribeca Talks New Filmmakers on Film Panel Coverage

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By Maria Esteves – June 25, 2012 The 11th Annual 2012 Tribeca Film Festival (TFF 2012) New Filmmakers on Film Panel Discussion sponsored by Panavision was held at the SVA Theatre, New York, Friday, April 27, 2:30 PM. Moderated by manager of New Filmmakers program Mike Dallatorre, Panavision, with a panel of industry experts and filmmakers were U.S. account manager entertainment imaging, Bob Mastronardi, Kodak; director Peter Brogna, Corporate Monster; TFF2012 Best Cinematography Award w...

The Iran Job takes a slam dunk peek behind the Islamic curtain

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"THE IRAN JOB" screened at the Los Angeles Fesdtival The Los Angeles Film Festival (LAFF, June 14 - 24) is mounted and presented by FilmIndependent, an organization dedicated to the promotion of independent films by new and upcoming filmmakers and talent. The programs are not studded with the names of iconic directors or well known stars but are more oriented toward intruducing the talent of tomorrow. However, as a nod to the main industry the opening film was the latest by Wo...
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