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Sir Ben Kingsley and Latino husband and wife team gear up.

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Sir BenKingsley and Latino husband and wife team gears up for new Native Americanfilm, Whispers Like Thunder.By Women Without Borders Announcing new film, WHISPERS LIKE THUNDER bySir Ben Kingsley's production company SBK Pictures and Latino productioncompany, Luis Moro Productions. Luis Moro is a Black Cuban, and his wife aSpanish-Danish American. "This is an exciting opportunity to blend so manycultures together to produce this Native American epic film here in the United States.Especial...

Balkan Fund Awards at Thessaloniki

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For the sixth consecutive year, the Balkan Fund of the Thessaloniki International Film Festival concluded its 3-day Workshop with the participation of 11 pre-selected projects submitted by writers, directors and producers from the Balkan countries. The International Jury consisting of:Christina Kallas, screenwriter/producerRichard Kwietniowski, screenwriter/director Milcho Manchevski, screenwriter/directorSimon Perry, producer and chief executive of the Irish Film BoardRazvan Radulescu, screenwr...

New generation create promising new chapter for Black British film

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Black British film is currently undergoing a silent revolution and the 10th bfm International Film Festival (November 7-17, 2008) will provide confirmation that a generation of black talent, who left to the UK to pursue careers in America, are finally smashing through the industry glass ceiling.The growing stateside success of Chiwetel Ejiofor, Idris Elba, Marianne Jean-Baptiste, Thandie Newton, Naomie Harris, Sophie Okonedo, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, Eamonn Walker, Adrian Lester and Lennie Jame...

Programme Announced for Cornwall Film Festival

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Cornwall Film Festival 6-9 November 2008 We are very excited to announce a fantastic programme for Cornwall Film Festival 2008 which offers something for everybody. South West feature premieres include Terence Davies’ Of Time and the City which will be introduced by Mark Kermode (BBC 2’s Culture Show); Fernando Meirelles’ (City of God, The Constant Gardner) Blindness with an introduction by Executive Producer Simon Channing-Williams and Mark Tonderai’s Hush with introduction by director ...

World Film Festival Edition 6 ready to roll in Bangkok

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A BRILLIANT selection of exciting, original and artistic films from all over the world will be presented at the 6th World Film Festival of Bangkok from October 24 to November 2, 2008. The programme includes classics from veteran directors and work by upcoming young bloods who bring fresh ideas to the screen. More than 70 films will cover different societies, cultures, history and politics. They will also present the personal visions and ideas of directors through the language of cinema. The film...

Halford Resurection world tour flyer Live at Rock in Rio selected at NYIIVFF

HALFORD RESURRECTION WORLD TOUR - LIVE AT ROCK IN RIO III OFFICIAL SELECTION OF NEW YORK INTERNATIONAL INDEPENDENT VIDEO AND FILM FESTIVAL  VILLAGE EAST SCREENINGS 8 PM SEPTEMBER 22ND & 23RDHALFORD RESURRECTION WORLD TOUR LIVE AT ROCK IN RIO III 5.1 DVD / CD DIGI PAK RELEASING OCTOBER 7, 2008LIMITED EDITION PRE-SALE UNDERWAY AT PARTICIPATING E-TAILERS AND METALGODSHOP.COMMetal God Entertainment and Rob Halford are pleased to announce New York screenings of Halford Resurrection World Tou...

Halford Resurection world tour flyer

HALFORD RESURRECTION WORLD TOUR - LIVE AT ROCK IN RIO III OFFICIAL SELECTION OF NEW YORK INTERNATIONAL INDEPENDENT VIDEO AND FILM FESTIVAL  VILLAGE EAST SCREENINGS 8 PM SEPTEMBER 22ND & 23RD HALFORD RESURRECTION WORLD TOUR LIVE AT ROCK IN RIO III 5.1 DVD / CD DIGI PAK RELEASING OCTOBER 7, 2008 LIMITED EDITION PRE-SALE UNDERWAY AT PARTICIPATING E-TAILERS AND METALGODSHOP.COM Metal God Entertainment an

Palin to give Masterclass at Sheffield Doc/Fest 2008

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Sheffielder Michael Palin will give an exclusive interview 6 November 2008, as part of Sheffield Doc/Fest’s line up of leading masterclasses.Interviewed by Simon Calder, travel editor of The Independent, Palin will be sharing highlights from his legendary travel TV series and revealing his best and worst moments on the road.The Doc/Fest audience will get a unique insight into how Palin made the transition from comedy into documentary: the practicalities of filming in the middle of nowhere and ...

NY independent film and video festival announces its fall dates

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New Yorkers in need of an indie film fix will be happy to hear that The New York International Independent Film and Video Festival (NYIIFVF) has announced their slate of films, parties, and red carpet premieres. NYIIFVF runs from September 18 – 25 in Manhattan and will showcase a diverse range of features, shorts, documentaries and animations from all over the globe. The opening night kick-off party takes place at the new 1930’s themed Hollywood club, Mansion (530 W28th Street) on Sep 18th f...

Famous Faces On Screen At Toronto Film Festival

Friday, August 30-------Some of world cinema's most famous faces are on tap for this year's Toronto International Film Festival, which kicks off the North American film season next week. Celebrities on the screen and on the red carpet include such popular stars as Keira Knightley, Dakota Fanning, Queen Latifah, Alicia Keys, Thandie Newton, Ricky Gervais, Greg Kinnear, Bill Maher, Ralph Fiennes, Gerard Butler, Tom Wilkinson and Jeremy Piven. Keira Knightley could be Oscar bound for her role as th...

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Kate Beckinsale will receive the "Golden Youth Award"

Silvio Muccino and Kate Beckinsale will receive the "Golden Youth Award" at Ischia 6th' Global Fest.Freddie Highmore and Hayden Panettiere "Enfant Prodige Awards 2008"  The festival runs July 13, to July 20, 2008 in picturesque Ischia island off Naples, next to Capri. ...

Kate Beckinsale will receive the "Golden Youth Award"

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 Silvio Muccino and Kate Beckinsale will receive the "Golden Youth Award" at Ischia 6th' Glo al Fest. $Freddie Highmore and Hayden Panettiere "Enfant Prodige Awards 2008" ...

The English Riviera Comedy Film Festival 2008: The Cannes of Comedy film

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This September will see the launch of the first ever International Comedy Film Festival in Torquay, on the south west coast of England. The inaugural week-long event will take place in an area affectionately dubbed the “English Riviera” and in many ways the spiritual birthplace of classic British comedy. Peter Cook, who was crowned the world’s greatest comedian by his peers in a recent survey of 300 writers, directors and comedians, was born in Torquay. A close runner-up i...

Danny Huston head Edinburgh's jury

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Today the Edinburgh International Film Festival (EIFF), in association with the UK Film Council, announced 2008’s Michael Powell Jury as well as a substantial increase in the Award’s financial reward for Best British Film. President of this year’s Michael Powell Jury is actor Danny Huston (THE CONSTANT GARDENER; 21 GRAMS), who will also attend the world premiere of THE KREUTZER SONATA at the Festival. Joining him on the Jury are international producer Sigurjon Sighvatsson (ZIDANE: A 21st ...

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Deals Signed At The Tribeca Film Festival

Thursday, May 1-------Although the Tribeca Film Festival does not have a formal market, the sheer number of World and International Premieres has upped the acquisitions quotient for films participating in the program. In the past week, a number of deals were announced that have given the Festival more “industry cred”.  IFC Entertainment has acquired North American rights to Luis Piedrahita and Rodrigo Sopena's FERMAT’S ROOM. The Spanish drama tells the story of four mathematicians who do ...

München Fest CINEMERIT AWARD to Julie Christie

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For the 26th time, FILMFEST MÜNCHEN, Germany's premiere summer film festival, will be attracting movie lovers, filmmakers and industry professionals from around the world.CINEMERIT AWARD Julie ChristieThe 2008 CineMerit Award, for extraordinary contributions to motion pictures as an art form, goes to the legendary British actress Julie Christie, who has played in over 40 films. She helped make movie history in such classics as DARLING, DOCTOR ZHIVAGO, FAHRENHEIT 451 and SHAMPOO, to name just a ...

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