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Maltese producer Malcolm Scerri-Ferrante joins the MIFF international jury

The international successful Malta-born producer Malcolm Scerri-Ferrante accepts to join the MIFF jury. He will be the only member representing Malta in the festival international jury. MALCOLM SCERRI-FERRANTE has been working in the film and TV industry since his teens and he is credited in well over 50 productions. His Production Manager credits include ‘Munich’, 'The Count of Monte Cristo ', ' Astérix and Obélix - Mission: Cléopatra ', 'Eragon' and smaller budget films and TV shows...

Cooperation between Euromedcafe and Malta International Film Festival

The Web site www.euromedcafe.org, an initiative of the Fondazione Laboratorio Mediterraneo, announced the signature of a cooperation agreement with the newly created Malta International Film Festival, which will be held between 15 to 23 September 2007. Euromedcafé will host a special screening as one of the official festival sections events. 10 films supported by the project will be screened in a special section called “Short Night” the 17th of September 2007. The new winners of the ...

MIFF presents the design of its prize

The Malta International Film Festival has accomplished the design of the prize which will be delivered as recognition to the winners in all sections of the competition. The prize has been conceived and created by the partner sponsor Enile Solution, the Egyptian advertising company in charge of MIFF publications design. The prize design highlights the Maltese cross, known to be one of the national symbols of the country. The cross is already present in the MIFF logo and poster always create...

Cooperation between Euromedcafe and Malta International Film Festival

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The Web site www.euromedcafe.org, an initiative of the Fondazione Laboratorio Mediterraneo, announced the signature of a cooperation agreement with the newly created Malta International Film Festival, which will be held between 15 to 23 September 2007. Euromedcafé will host a special screening as one of the official festival sections events. 10 films supported by the project will be screened in a special section called “Short Night” the 17th of September 2007. The new winners of the “A...

Panorama of Independent Film Makers - T.U.C.TH.- Greece : Happy New year!!!

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The Cinema Club of T.U.C.TH. - Greece, wishes you Merry Christmas and a Happy New Creative - full of great movies - year!!! ...

Wrist Cutters: A Love Story

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I spent the greater part of last evening oscillating between the Premiere Lounge/party for Wrist Cutters (to which stars Patrick Fugit and Shannyn Sossamon turned up) and the roof of the Arclight. The AFI roof parties are a great opportunity to hang out and just mingle with directors, actors, producers, etc from the festival. I spotted Michael Rappaport hanging out in the Arclight courtyard on the second level. ...

CABIN in Native Peruvian Village early century

Photo courtesy of Irela Nunez Del Pozo Private Archive Collection, Peru

NATIVE PERUVIAN start of Century

Courtesy of Irela Nunez del Pozo from the PERUVIAN Archive Collection(see article)         http://www.fest21.com/blog/helen/searching_for_perus_cinema_heritage

SEARCHING FOR PERU's CINEMA HERITAGE

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                                     native     SEARCHING FOR PERU THE IRELA PERUVIAN FILM ARCHIVE COLLECTION Researching the Film Archives The little-known historical cinema culture of this Andean nation has found a heroine in an indefatigable and earnest native archive researcher, Irela NUNEZ DEL POZO, who although currently based in Italy, criss-crosses...

Ecofilms awards its Golden Deers

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Ecofilms, the International Film & Visual Arts Festival, awarded its Golden Deers at the Rodon open air theater in Rhodes, Greece after the screening of material from the Greek News Archive featuring the evolution of its host island from 1948 to the 1980s.The jury for the Feature-Length Films shared its first prize (6,000 euro) between 2 movies: Mana: Beyond Belief (USA, 90’) by Peter Friedman and Roger Manley, and Shutka Book of Records (Czech Republic, 78’) by Aleksandar Manic. While the f...

Ecofilms opens with Echoes of War

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Ecofilms, the International Films & Visual Arts Festival in Rhodes, Greece, opened its 6th edition with the screening of Echoes of War by Joop van Wijk from The Netherlands.As he presented his film to the audience of the Rodon open air theater, the Dutch director stressed on what a paradox it is to open a festival on ecology with a film about war. But the choice quite reflects the spirit of the festival, which is to tackle ecology from a wide range of perspectives, and to see it as the preservat...

International Human Rights Film Festival Awards

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The 4th International Human Rights Film Festival ended last night with the awards ceremony. Thest1st 1st Prize in the Creative Documentary section was awarded to Peter Raymont’s film Shake Hands with the Devil (Canada 2004), which follows the footsteps of general Roméo Dallaire, head of the UN peace mission during the Rwandan genocide in 1994. His vain attempts to alert the international community went unheard. In 2003, he released his memoirs in a book of the same title. This is the story in...

International Human Rights Film Festival

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The 4th International Human Rights Film Festival ended last night with the awards ceremony. Thest1st 1st Prize in the Creative Documentary section was awarded to Peter Raymont’s film Shake Hands with the Devil (Canada 2004), which follows the footsteps of general Roméo Dallaire, head of the UN peace mission during the Rwandan genocide in 1994. His vain attempts to alert the international community went unheard. In 2003, he released his memoirs in a book of the same title. This is the story i...

Interview with Gabriel Giandinoto, MERCOSUR FILM MARKET

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Interview with Gabriel Giandinoto, MERCOSUR FILM MARKET (MFM) Director The MERCOSUR FILM MARKET (MFM) was created as a logic consequence of the success of the film production industry in Argentina and in the other countries forming the MERCOSUR, both in terms of the quality and number of films produced. By shifting its focus to its Latin-American roots, during the last three years the festival has been gradually converted into the most important meeting point for all film productions in the re...

Shooting Dogs, film about the Rwandan genocide premieres in Rwanda

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MICHAEL CATON-JONES "SHOOTING DOGS"TO HAVE RWANDAN PREMIERE Rwanda's Minister of Culture, Joseph Habineza, has welcomed the news that Michael Caton-Jones' "Shooting Dogs", the feature film about the Rwandan genocide, will have its premiere in Rwanda's main stadium in front of a vast audience of local people later this spring.Directed by Michael Caton-Jones and starring John Hurt and Hugh Dancy, this powerful and compelling film is the latest to have been made about events that occurred in 1994 w...

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...

Bahamas impressive and eclectic line up

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FIRST ANNUAL BAHAMAS INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL ANNOUNCES LINE-UP The first annual Bahamas International Film Festival (BIFF) rolls out December 9-12, 2004. Over four days, BIFF will play host to a combination of industry professionals, filmmakers, celebrity guests, visitors and the local community. The Festival will present more than 75 films in a wide range of special sections: an International Competition, a selection of cinema’s “New Visions,” a World Cinema showcase, a Caribbean S...

The Bahamas Fest announces its inaugural event

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CINEMA IN PARADISEFirst Annual Bahamas International Film Festival Launches in 2004 The Bahamas International Film Festival announces its inaugural event December 9 – 12, 2004. In celebration of Cinema in Paradise, the first annual Bahamas Film Festival will present approximately fifty films, encompassing international features, shorts, documentaries, and animation. The theme of this year’s Official Competition is the “Spirit of Freedom” with a focus on works that provide insight into ...

Ecocinema awards its top prize to The Corporation

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The closing ceremony of Ecocinema 4 th International Environmental Film Festival took place in the National Theatre in the city of Rhodes , Greece , due to a slightly windy weather that could have made the scheduled event in the Rodon outdoor theatre somewhat uncomfortable. Yet the indoor setting perfectly fitted the theme of the evening since the ceremony began with the screening of documentaries on Rhodes filmed by the Istituto Luce between 1924 and 1941. In fact, the theatre was built at the ...

NSI's Judith McCann appointed Chief Executive, Film New Zealand

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NSI Program Manager appointed Chief Executive, Film New ZealandFebruary 20, 2004NSI - Canada Aboriginal Cultural Trade Initiative Program Manager appointedChief Executive of Film New ZealandWinnipeg - The National Screen Institute - Canada (NSI) congratulates JudithMcCann, Program Manager for the NSI Aboriginal Cultural Trade Initiative, onher appointment to Chief Executive of Film New Zealand, which will takeeffect in late June.“We are very excited for Judith – she will be a valued asset to...

Flemish cinema Highest home Box Office share

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FLEMISH CINEMA REACHES UNPRECEDENTED 33% MARKET SHARE Jan Verheyen's Team Spirit II registered just north of 52,000 admissions in its five-day opening weekend, making it the second biggest opening result for a Belgian film this year. Compared to the first installment of the Team Spirit franchise, admissions for the sequel are up 10%. Only Pixar/Disney's Finding Nemo, which swims on three times as many Belgian screens, managed to keep Team Spirit II from the top position in Flanders.With business...

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