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Crossing from Providence to Harbour Island with Best of BIFF

island hopping with best of BIFF from Nassau to Harbour Island and Governor Island. Filmakers, best films, parties....

BIFF Best Of Fest Eleuthera to hold celebration tribute for Arthur Rolle

On December 12th, Bahamas International Film Festival (BIFF) will be saluting Arthur C Rolle of Governor's Harbour in Eleuthera who had the foresight to establish the original Parade Theatre in 1965 located across from the ball park in Governor's Harbour. "Rarely do I meet a gentleman like Mr. Rolle, charming, regal, with such a kind soul, resembling Hollywood's best, such as Harry Belafonte or Sidney Poitier. Mr. Rolle single-handedly operates the only movie theater in Eleuth...

Documentary Chasing Ice Opens in New York

By Maria Esteves – November 12, 2012 The New York Premiere of CHASING ICE, directed by Jeff Orlowski commenced Friday, November 9, at the Cinema Village. A special Q&A discussion with filmmaker Orlowski and National Geographic photographer James Balog, director, Extreme Ice Survey (EIS) immediately followed. Questions posed by the audience to director Orlowski and Balog included What was the budget for the making of the film, How did you pick the Glaciers, Do you have plans to show th...

Swimming in the waterfalls in the rainforest

Another fantastic day has gone by at The 9th Amazonas Film Festival. We have been transported by bus deepr in the amazonas, about 2 hours drive for a traditional amazonian breakfast (tapioca, fruit juices...) and a visit to a sanctuary, preserved area of a few square kilometers around a set of 3 waterfalls, where we bathed at length, fighting against an incredibly strong current. Check the video, coming soon, from a place where Internet will be stronger.  ...

The Bahamas International Film Festival (BIFF) goes island hopping and will travel to Eleuthera

Immediately following it's ninth annual festival scheduled for Dec 6 - 9, 2012 the Bahamas International Film Festival (BIFF) will travel to Eleuthera for a continuation of this year's celebration to be known as The Best of the Fest Eleuthera. During its visit to Harbour Island and Governor’s Harbour, a full program of films and festivities will be offered for the enjoyment of visiting Filmmakers, guests and local residents. The schedule of events to be held Dec. 10 – 14, includes Opening ...

Hugh Hudson: Sport is a form of pure art

  Sport is a form of pure art, an individualistic form of art. Even collective sports like football are art in themselves. Yes, sport is definitely an art – water jumps are so beautiful, archery as well. There is something else as well – collective sports like football, volleyball, basketball create a feeling of togetherness, commitment, family. Individual sports such as running, on the other hand, inspire you to challenge yourself every day. The goal off course is not to w...

Gala dinner in Monaco to benefit the International Emerging Film Talent Association and the Ethiopian Film Initiative

The International Emerging Film Talent Association (IEFTA) and the Ethiopian Film Initiative (EFI) announced today the three filmmakers selected for a week-long visit to Monaco and Cannes for workshops, programs and events happening during the 2012 Cannes film festival this May.  They are: Henok Mebratu, Olisarali Olibui Tongolu and Yidnekachew Shumete Desalegn.   The trip will provide an opportunity for the filmmakers to meet a range of influential distributors, sales ...

Nippon Connection: Japanese Spring Is Coming To Frankfurt!

  The 12th Japanese Film Festival Nippon Connection will run May 2-6, 2012, Frankfurt am Main   In just a few days, it will be "YOUKOSO!", and the Students' House at Bockenheim Campus in Frankfurt will become the center venue of an international film festival. From May 2-6, the Japanese film festival Nippon Connection will welcome cinema enthusiasts and friends of Japanese culture from Germany, Europe and the whole world in Frankfurt for the twelfth time. Be it ...

Interview with Edgardo Cozarinsky at Istanbul Film Festival

An Argentine Istanbul writer… Memories of a lovelorn man, walking around Buenos Aires after a break up, unites with memories of world and cinema history. Poems praising the night are the music of the film. Screened within the “Challenging the Years” section of the Festival, Nocturnos addresses the audience on the point where literature and cinema come together. It is just like a sweet dream that leaves a short and temporary taste behind. Istanbul streets continue to inspire Edgardo...

'Cinedays' news, Skopje, Macedonia!

70 FILMS IN 10 DAYS!!!   I have just returned from CINEDAYS in Skopje, Macedonia where they impressively screened 70 films in just 10 days! The film event is now 10 years old, but as of the last 2 years it has started to hold a competition section for Balkan films, as well as press conferences and Q and A series with competition film directors. So, it looks like Cinedays, Skopje is changing face. Might it become an important international event in the near future and put Skopje mo...

Reflected in the river

Director: Pascale Kouassigan.
In Diafarabe, a village of the Macina region in Mali, a lavish Fula festival takes place at the same time every year to honour the poet-herdsmen and their cattle returning from transhumance to the vast Sahel plain. This is a unique moment when tales from time immemorial mingle with sung poems, while the herdsmen’s and their cattle’s bodies seem to have been seized by the same kind of vertigo.

Successful 11th Festival de Cine Alemán in Buenos Aires

The 11th Festival de Cine Alemán was held at the Village Recoleta Cinema in Buenos Aires from 22-28 September, 2011. An extensive program of 10 feature films, two documentaries, a silent film and the Next Generation Short Tiger 2011 showcase was shown. The festival opened on 22 September with Philipp Stölzl's film GOETHE! The main program also featured ALMANYA (ALMANYA - WILLKOMMEN IN DEUTSCHLAND) by Yasemin Samdereli, THREE (DREI) by Tom Tykwer, COLOR OF THE OCEAN (DIE FARBE DES OZEANS) b...

Animarte 6 - Call for Entries

Dear Animators,
Animarte 6, the 6th annual Animarte International Animation Festival is receiving submissions until October 15th, 2011. Animarte 6 is open to animated and mixed media shorts with a duration of 15 minutes or less. There is no entry or registration fee and all animation techniques are accepted.
Animarte showcases the best animation shorts from around the world and brings them to cities throughout Latin America. Already five major cities have been confirmed for our sixt...

The state support of Czech film

The state support of Czech film:On thin ice between commercialism and art?Prague, June 27, 2011 – During the 46TH edition of the Karlovy Vary international film festival the Czech Film Center organizes the panel discussion The state support of Czech film: On thin ice between commercialism and art?The discussion, moderated by screenwriter and script editor Jan Štern, will be held on Sunday, July 3rd at 3:30 p.m. at Press Conference Hall, Hotel Thermal.The way the national film support function...

Development Filmdays Linz put 2011 focus on Ethiopia

The decision is made. In November 2011 the 8. development filmdays in linz/austria/europe concentrate on ethiopia. so if you have any ideas, materials, movies, and so on please inform us. we search for movies, docs, features, art,... all concentrating on ethiopia.   we are looking forward to receive interesting materials, recommendations, ideas.   cineastic greetings martin   ...

Belgrade Film Festival 2011

Macedonian filmmaker Milcho Manchevski (Before the Rain, 1994) speaks at press conference in 2011 Belgrade International Film Festival about his new film 'Mothers' (2010), which premiered at the 2011 Berlinale.   film summary: Two nine-year-old girls report a flasher to the police even though they never saw him. Three filmmakers meet the only residents of a deserted village - an elderly brother and sist


Director: Kurt Hoerbst / Alexandra Grill.
When wandering through rural Bangladesh with a camera in your hand the sentence „Bideshi…chobi, chobi…! – Stranger! Take a photo of me!” will soon be heard all around. An unbelievably delighted eagerness to be photographed is definitely there. When Kurt Hoerbst met and fell for the village Rudrapur and its dwellers in 2005 the idea for the project BIDESHI Photostudio was founded. People in Rudrapur live simple, agriculture and craftsmanship dominate everyday life. Family itself as the highest rated value in society, is nevertheless rarely preserved in a photograph as it would be in more western parts of the world… Technology and the arts simply are too far away or not affordable- up until… The project BIDESHI Photostudio, which started off in December 2008 after intense preparations and diligent planning by Austrian Kurt Hoerbst, first and foremost provided a welcome opportunity to earn money for the men of Rudrapur. The experienced bamboo and clay specialists constructed a simple but impressive building within a month’s work – by hand! The hut and the entire project were organised in cooperation with Dipshikha, a well-established organisation in Rudrapur. As a close neighbour to the Meti-School, which is well-renowned through various prizes in architecture, the daylight studio offered locals to be photographed professionally from the beginning of February 2009. A glass roof and light Sari-fabrics on the side walls created a soft ambience in combination with the clay ground and back wall. While project assistant Alexandra Grill took digital photos of the families, Kurt Hoerbst photographed the villagers analogue in a large format system. Single portraits in front of the even clay background of course had to be taken as well! The digital data was edited, printed and laminated the same and passed on to the curious models the next day. Surprised by their image (and often amused) they usually welcomed their photographs with great fascination.

Animarte 2010 - Call for Entries!

The 5th Animarte – International Animation Festival is receiving submissions until November 10th, 2010. Animarte is open to animated and mixed media shorts with a duration of 15 minutes or less. There is no entry or registration fee and all animation techniques are accepted.Animarte showcases the best animation shorts from around the world and brings them to cities throughout South America. Already three major cities have been confirmed for our fourth edition: Buenos Aires, Argentina; Mendoza,...

4+1 Film Festival competitive line up

12 movies from 12 countries will compete for the Best Film Award in the 4+1 Film Festival Madrid, October 11 2010The singular FUNDACIÓN MAPFRE 4+1 FILM FESTIVAL- that will be held simultaneously in Bogotá, Buenos Aires, Ciudad de México, Madrid and São Pablo from November 11th to the 14th of 2010- will have 12 movies from 12 countries in its first edition’s competitive section. Prestigious filmmakers such as Gus Van Sant, Jane Campion or Agnès Varda and new top directors as Filipino Raya ...

New 4+1 Film Festival revealed during San Sebastian

  This morning the first edition of the 4+1 Film Festival MAPFRE FOUNDATION was presented in the San Sebastian Film Festival.   The new festival wil show Art House Cinema simultaneously in five iberoamerican cities This morning, within the framework of the San Sebastián Film Festival, the Managing Director of the MAPFRE FOUNDATION Culture Institute Pablo Jimenez Burillo has presented  the first edition of the 4+1 Film Festival MAPFRE FOUNDATION. The idea behind ...

New 4+1 Film Festival Mapfre Foundation revealed during San Sebastian

4+1 Film Festival MAPFRE FOUNDATION will show Art House Cinema simultaneously in five iberoamerican cities This morning, within the framework of the San Sebastián Film Festival, the Managing Director of the MAPFRE FOUNDATION Culture Institute Pablo Jimenez Burillo has presented the first edition of the 4+1 Film Festival MAPFRE FOUNDATION. The idea behind this international event, which will be celebrated for the first time on November 11th through the 14th of 2010, consists in bringing back so...

Taxiphone The Center of the World

Isola Film Festival awarded film Taxiphone directed by Mohammed Soudani: a Swiss director originally from El-Chelif, Alergia that made more then 30 documentaries for Swiss Television RTSI. His directorial debut Waalo Fendo, Là où la terre gèle, gave him international recognition first time in 1997.               This time in Isola he presented his latest film Taxiphone , a film about Oliver and Elena, young Swiss ...

Travelling Caribbean Film Showcase

Travelling Caribbean Film Showcase     OFFICIAL ANNOUNCEMENT TO INTERNATIONAL FORUM: CARIBBEAN FILM MARKET & OTHER EXHIBITION ALTERNATIVES.  Caribbean film makers and producers, exhibitors and distribution companies’ representatives from Caribbean zone, Latin America, the Unites States of America, Africa and Europe; to the executives of Public and Private Television companies, the National Film Committees, and to the Caribbean Cultural Aut...

Highlights from the Tarifa African Film Festival

  The FESTIVAL DE CINE AFRICANO DE TARIFA (FCAT - Tarifa African Film Festival), one of the biggest African film festivals in Europe, is about to start its seventh edition on May 21st in Tarifa, the closest Spanish town to Africa on the Andalusian coasts of the Strait of Gibraltar (   This year the FCAT presents, from 21st to 29th May: 113 movies from 36 countries, out of which 33 films are national premieres in competition dozens of respected film...

Where And What Is Zlin?

  With less than 2 weeks to go until the 50th anniversary celebrations begin for the ZLIN FILM FESTIVAL, the first major film  event following CANNES, the question I am hearing from associates is: where and what is Zlin? Well, let me answer that with some relevant information on a city both historic and modern. Zlin is a city situated in the southeastern Moravian district of what is now the Czech Republic. The city is a natural metropolis, a city of statues, a university seat and ...


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