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Havana Film Festival – New York: April 16-23

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Entering its second decade the most important US film festival with a focus on Cuban film making has expanded its programs and venues including links with some of the most prestigious New York art institutions. As a member of the group which established the Havana Film Festival in New York in 2001 I was fortunate to secure some funding from the Ford Foundation for bringing Cuba film makers to the festival, a practice which was continued in the following years contingent on funding and the vagar...

Steven Soderbergh's The Informant! will open the 22nd Helsinki International Film Festival

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Steven Soderbergh's dark, comic drama The Informant! opens the 22nd Helsinki International Film Festival ? Love & Anarchy. The L&A Gala Film selection is the original version of John Woo?s historical spectacle, Red Cliff I-II. This is the first time the original version of almost five hours will be screened in Europe. The Festival closes with the awaited new film by Jane Campion, Bright Star. Steven Soderbergh's The Informant! is a dark, comic drama on the chaotic, corrupt...

STL up for Best Documentary at the Milan International film festival among nominees Clooney, Sting and Soderbergh???

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All I can say is that I am certainly blessed with this nomination! I have attached the press release for you to read... ...

Miami Film Festival's Heart And Soul

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In many ways, the heart and soul of the Miami International Film Festival is its Ibero-American competition, which focuses on dramatic features by first or second time directors from Latin America, Spain and Portugal. Not only is the competition prize a huge lure ($25,000 from the Knight Foundation plus a host of other services) but films coming from the region have a natural audience here in Miami, where expats from Spain, Portugal, Brazil, Argentina, Mexico and the rest of Latin America make u...

Miami Film Festival's Heart And Soul

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  Friday, March 13-----In many ways, the heart and soul of the Miami International Film Festival is its Ibero-American competition, which focuses on dramatic features by first or second time directors from Latin America, Spain and Portugal. Not only is the competition prize a huge lure ($25,000 from the Knight Foundation plus a host of other services) but films coming from the region have a natural audience here in Miami, where expats from Spain, Portugal, Brazil, Argentina, Mexico and the...

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Day 1 Opening The friends of fantastic are gathering in the busy lobby.

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The trio running the festival is busy answering journalists in the main lobby of Rivoli Theater. 8.30 Action kicks in, Series of great ads from sponsor, festival trailer, opening speech by Beatriz : crisis? what crisis...Lights out... Che in! Che (The Argentine) - Opening film Spani...

Fantasporto opening with Che

Fantasporto opening with Che

Fantasporto festival opens with the screening of Che

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Mario Dorminski Fantasporto's President had a bet on Che: when he first saw the film in Cannes he assumed it would be Oscar material and convinced WildBunch, its distributor to let him open the 29th edition of Fantsaporto with Steven Soderbergh's Che.And here we are watching CHE in a full house at the opening, when we could have seen Slumdog Millionaire (how is that for Fantasy?)...Watch out for more reports on the Fantasporto online community Bruno Chatelin, jury member...

Che to open Fantasporto: a first look at the line up

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Steven Soderbergh's Che will open the festival on February 20th at the Rivoli theatre, following a short film presentation of The Wolf Man Che was screened as a single film at the 2008 Cannes Film Festival, where Del Toro won the Best Actor Award. IFC Films, which holds all North American rights to Che, initially released the combined film for one week on December 12, 2008 in New York City and Los Angeles in order to qualify for the year's Academy Awards. Because of good box-office returns, the ...

Aspen announces star studded lineup for Academy screenings

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As the Oscar® race heats up, Aspen Film announces its lineup for the 18th annual Academy Screenings, a two-week extravaganza running from December 21 - January 3 at Harris Concert Hall in Aspen. Celebrating films that have garnered considerable Oscar® buzz, Academy Screenings offers a sneak peek at top talent from around the world that will have everyone talking this Academy Awards® season.Many of the twenty-two films in this year's Aspen Film Academy Screenings series have already achieved c...

Focus from London on Medicine for Melancholy

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Barry Jenkins has emerged as a talent to watch with his debut feature Medicine for Melancholy. The film charts the aftermath of a drunken one-night stand between two African-American twentysomethings, and has been described by the director (when pushed) as "Before Sunset meets Do the Right Thing… with a dash of French New Wave to sweeten the pot." It's a warm-hearted, witty romantic drama with a great indie soundtack, which also succeeds in raising questions about the relationship between race...

Galas and Special Screenings at London Fest

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The Brothers Bloom 27 & 28 October A fresh and warm hearted take on the con man movie, with fast and funny dialogue and impeccable performances. Che (Part 1 & Part 2) 25 October Steven Soderbergh's audacious studies of Che Guevara's campaigns in Cuba and Bolivia. Che Part 1 27 October A chronicle of Che Guevara's role in the successful uprising in Cuba, and a riveting depiction of the realities of struggle. Che Part 2 29 Oct...

Spotlight On Directors At New York Film Festival

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Lucretia Martel (THE HEADLESS WOMAN)Matteo Garone (GOMORRAH)Clint Eastwood (The Changeling)Mike Leigh (Happy Go Lucky)Oliver Assayas (Summer Hours)Ari Folman (WALTZ WITH BASHIR)Benicio del Toro and Steven Soderbergh (CHE)Kiyoshi Kurosawa (TOKYO SONATA) ...

Benicio Del Toro Screen Talk at London Film Festival

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The Times BFI 52nd London Film Festival is delighted to announce an addition to the 2008 programme, as a new wave of tickets go on sale.Benicio Del Toro will participate in a Tiscali Screen Talk on Friday 24 October.Multi award-winning actor Benicio Del Toro discusses his film career and gives us an insight into his astounding performance in our Tiscali Gala film CHE (Part 1 & Part 2).Benicio Del Toro’s acting has been described as fearless, magnetic and savagely emotional. He has garnered a r...

Little Oscar Buzz At Toronto This Year

 Friday, September 12--------This year, Oscar didn't come to Toronto. Since the Academy Awards calendar was shortened in 2003, Toronto loomed large as the place to premiere Oscar contenders for the end-of-year awards season.In the past few years, films such as Atonement, No Country For Old Men and Last King of Scotland began their Oscar trajectories in Toronto.  Many of the Galas here, which have contained some past awards successes, have been poorly received (including The Burning Plain, T...

Che Finds A Home With IFC Films

Friday, September 12-------Che, the 4 1/2 hour epic on the life of revolutionary Che Guevera, has been acquired for all North American rights by IFC Films. The film, directed by Steven Soderbergh, had its world premiere at the Cannes Film Festival, where the film's lead Benicio del Toro won the Best Actor prize. It screened this past week at the Toronto International Film Festival and will be screening next at the New York Film Festival. Che gives IFC Films a strong contender for end-of-the-ye...

Has Che Found A Home In The US?

Sunday, September 7--------Has Che, the 4 hour plus biopic of revolutionary Che Guevera, finally found a U.S. distributor? The film, directed by Stephen Soderbergh and starring Benicio del Toro, left the Cannes Film Festival with no takers. Aside from the serious subject matter, one of the difficulties was Soderbergh's insistence on releasing the film in two parts, with six months in between....a huge gamble.Word comes from Lou Lumenick, senior film critic for the New York Post that Magnol...

Toronto FF Embraces the difficult

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While the Toronto International Film Festival, which starts this Thursday, does embrace its valuted position as a a prime launching pad for films with "awards season" ambitions, this year's program contains a number of high profile films that can only be classified as "difficult". Perhaps the Festival alchemy can transform these audience-challenging films into something that has "must see" buzz, but the Festival is to commended for attempting to showcase films of tough integrity that may not ult...

Toronto FF Embraces The Difficult

Tuesday, September 2------While the Toronto International Film Festival, which starts this Thursday, does embrace its valuted position as a a prime launching pad for films with "awards season" ambitions, this year's program contains a number of high profile films that can only be classified as "difficult". Perhaps the Festival alchemy can transform these audience-challenging films into something that has "must see" buzz, but the Festival is to commended for attempti...

Breckenridge Film Fest Hosts World Premiere of "Washington, You're Fired"

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Thomas Haden Church, Spiderman 3, and Ed Kramer, special effects creator for the latest Star Wars Trilogy, were among the top guests highlighted at this year's 2008 Breckenridge Festival of Film. Mixed in among the Hollywood stars and the latest dynamic creations of upcoming directors and writers was a shinning star of a different kind. The world premiere of the new political investigative thriller, "Washington, You're Fired," was launched upon an unsuspecting audience with explosive results. On...

Christopher Coppola "DigiVangelist" brings miniPAH FEST to Vegas

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In partnership with CSB School of Broadcasting, Christopher Coppola--filmmaker, nephew of Francis Ford Coppola, brother of Nicolas Cage and renowned "DigiVangelist"--is bringing miniPAH FEST, his groundbreaking digital media festival, to Las Vegas June 6 to 8, 2008. PAH stands for Project Accessible Hollywood and miniPAH is a three-day, free digital media festival that travels to cities throughout the U.S. and internationally. People from all walks of life--ages 5 to 105--get the chance to tell ...

European Films Find Homes In North America

 Wednesday, March 21------Despite soggy weather and a rather unenthusiastic response to most films at the Cannes Film Festival, there are a number of deals to announce for European films that have found homes with U.S. distributors. The films, all screening in either the official sections of the Festival or in the Cannes Film Market, will all be released theatrically in the United States in the next few months.IFC Films has been among the busiest companies on the Croisette. The company has acqu...

SFIFF "Scoop du Jour" May 1

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 from http://fest08.sffs.org/news/Video Scoop The video edition of Scoop du Jour features interviews with Novikoff Award recipient Jim Hoberman and interviewer/colleague Kent Jones; plus 1000 Journals director Andrea Kreuzhage and her film’s artist/subject Someguy; and Golden Gate Persistence of Vision Award recipient Errol Morris (Standard Operating Procedure). Who’s in Town? Arriving today are directors Serge Bozon (La France), Mia Hansen-Løve (All Is Forgiven), Mark Kidel (A Journey wi...

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