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House of Flying Daggers receives the Sattelite Award

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Animal Logic’s Andy Brown and Kirsty Millar, co-Visual Effects Supervisors on Director Zhang Yimou’s stunning martial arts film House of Flying Daggers have been awarded a prestigious SATELLITE Award for ‘Best Visual Effects’ at the awards ceremony in Los Angeles last night.Brown and Millar worked with Yimou’s crew on pre-visualisation and on-set digital production spending a total of 12 weeks on location in China and the Ukraine. Due to a compressed schedule, they supervised and compl...

Interview with Maxine Lu, Manager Taiwan Docu Fest

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Taiwan International Documentary FestivalInterview with Maxine Lu, Festival Manager Randi Cecchine: I know this isn’t easy, but can you tell us a simplified history of Taiwan? Maxine Lu: Taiwan an island off the south east part of mainland China. In the 17th century Dutch and Spanish explorers colonized parts of Taiwan and were drawn by its strategic location and natural resources. It was a Japanese colony for 50 years and was then returned to China at the end of WWII. In 1949 Chiang Kai Che...

NY Fest about Asian and Latin American Influences

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NEW YORK FILM FESTIVAL----ASIAN AND LATIN AMERICAN INFLUENCESAs the New York Film Festival enters its final week, it continues its marathon of remarkable films from around the world. The Festival’s strong affinity for European and American Independent cinema has already been discussed, but among its most astonishing discoveries are new films from a variety of Asian and Latin American filmmakers.The new Asian Cinema continues to produce wondrous new talents, and this year’s Festival is highli...

Electric Shadows devoted to Chinese Diaspora

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The Scotland-China Association (SCA) exists to foster friendship and understanding between the people of Scotland and China. It brings together250+ people from all walks of life who share an interest in all aspects 250+ of China and Chinese culture. The Association is a non-political, non-sectarian and non-profit organisation, run by unpaid volunteers. The membership and committee includes British-Chinese and Scottish people of all ages.The Scotland-China Association (SCA) is the only Scottish f...

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Filmfestivals Entertainment Group announces the delivery of the Half Hour show international version "Cannes I Do!". Ready june 30 in its International version.The program will bring to film fans a selection of Cannes 2004 best moments, red carpet, interviews and behind the scenes activities, including major talents such as Brad Pitt, Orlando Bloom, kevin Bacon, Andy Garcia, Sean Penn, Sean Bean, Neil Jordan, Asia Argento, Wolfgang Petersen, Eric Bana, Wong Kar Wai, Tony Leung, Zang Ziyi and man...

2046 is Here!

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The 2046 press screening was delayed. The entire jury showed up for the premiere screening. And the Palme goes to....or, maybe not...The long anticipated cinematic masterpiece of Wong Kar Wai's 2046, delayed by the outbreak of SARS, and rumored to be among last year's films at Cannes did not live up to its expectations. Tension mounted with the delay of film arriving to Cannes and press screening, and then a grand premiere turnout.'2046'has three excellent cinematographers. The narrow corridors ...

Asia in the spotlights

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The ninth day of this year's Festival (May 20) turned its eyes towards Asia. First up in competition was animated film Innocence from Japanese director Mamoru Oshii, the sequel to his Ghost in the Shell. Following on was the arrival on the red carpet of Hong Kong director Wong Kar-wai and actors Tony Leung Chiu Wai, Gong Li and Zhang Ziyi for 2046. Three features from different countries were screened in the Un Certain Regard section: Poids Léger, a drama from French director Jean-Piere Améris...

Cala My Dog gets 9 Chinese awards nominations

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CALA, MY DOG! Wins Five Chinese Film Media Awards For Celestial PicturesCala, My Dog!, won in five of the nine categories that the film was nominated at the 4th Annual Chinese Film Media Awards. The awards ceremony was held in Shenzhen, China on 25 April, 2004. The five awards Cala swept home for Celestial were:Best FilmBest Director: Lu XuechangBest Actor: Ge YouBest Supporting Actress: Li QinqinMost Popular Actor in the Mainland (Silver): Ge You A delighted William Pfeiffer, CEO of Celestial ...

Cala My Dog receives 9 chinese nominations

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Celestial Pictures Receives Nine Nominations For Prestigious Chinese Media Film Media Award For CALA, MY DOG!Ever since the world premiere of Cala, My Dog! in May 2003, at the Berlin Film Festival, the Mainland-produced drama has gone on to win the phenomenal acclaim of critics and has touched the hearts of audiences worldwide. It has been announced that Cala, My Dog! has earned an outstanding nine 'Chinese Film Media Awards' nominations for Celestial Pictures. The 'Chinese Film Media Awards' ...

70 years of Chinese cinema

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The Festival takes part in the Year of China as one of its very first events. This an opportunity to know more about a cinema which still has a few surprises in store for us, especially as regards the flourishing period prior to the Communist take-over in 1949. Until then China went through troubled times, with the Japanese invasion (in 1931) which fostered civil war. In spite of such a context, pre-1949 Chinese cinema was very active. It started developing in Shanghai in the 1920s, especially a...

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