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Clint Eastwood is lying in his new 'J.Edgar Hoover" Movie

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Clint Eastwood is full of "horse dung" in his new movie about FBI director, J.Edgar Hoover" staring Leonardo DiCapprio! In my early position with the NCS in America, "The National Crime Syndicate", I worked closly with Meyer Lansky, boss of the old combination, as had my father, " The Honorable William A. Craft ESQ,  and future partner Paul A. DiCocco Sr! Like all young men on their way up in crime, I had to do my 5 years of low end work, in order to learn my tra...

IFFF panels announced

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PanelsWelcome to the IFFF. Providing professional panels and networking opportunities for aspiring filmmakers to meet with established leaders in the industry is central to IFFF's mission. The 2011 festival will re-present some of last year's more popular panels and add some new and exciting panels in specialized areas of film interest and distribution. Check back periodically for "Panels" schedule additions, changes and/or updates. Seating is limited and many of these ...

Interview with Rabies authors Aharon Keshales & Navot Papushado

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                                    A brother and sister in their twenties, run away from home after their dark secret is discovered. They find temporary refuge in a deserted nature reserve. When the sister falls into a hunting trap, set by a psychotic killer, the brother sets out in a race against time to res...

Prizes Independent Juries - Berlinale

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A jury is considered independent when its members are not selected by the Berlinale. A number of independent juries award prizes at the Berlinale. The high level of quality and diversity of the films are an invitation for critical examination and discerning judgment that opens up new directions. Accordingly the independent juries award their prizes along different criteria, in accordance to the special intention linked to each award. The following prizes are awarded by independent juries during...

New York: 2011 Jewish Film Festival

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                 In its 20th edition, the New York Jewish Film Festival presented 36 features and shorts from 14 countries; 31 premiered in New York.  As in past years a balanced program provided perspectives on the Jewish experience and included several outstanding productions on the holocaust period and its aftermath.                In LILITH (Eytan Harris, ISRAEL, 2010), a documentary; prejudices and resentments are revealed when a mother...

protect the public’s access to independent film and TV programs Lloyd Kaufman IFTA Chairman seriously concerned.

The freedom to create and distribute movies and TV shows is threatened by a handful of giant media companies that want to control both programming and all the distribution channels in order to protect their own marketplace position.  

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The freedom to create and distribute movies and TV shows is threatened by a handful of giant media companies that want to control both programming and all the distribution channels in order to protect their own marketplace position.  

Hello! How are you???

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  DONT MISS the Romanian hit everyone is talking about, Romania's first comedy film, 'Hello! How Are You?' (2010). This witty smart comedy held its North American premier at the 2011 Palm Springs International Film Festival to packed theaters and all around positive praise. Some might recall the film, 'You've Got Mail' (1998) by Nora Ephron while watching this one but there is a much deeper underlying message in this film with a story so rich it strikes home on an emotional le...

'WORLD PEACE' (THE PROMISE OF REST) - JAI PAL BEHL

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THE PROMISE OF REST “ See, I will make all things new…..”   (Revelation 21:5) God wants people to know that he is searching like a shepherd and waiting like a father. He is willing to forgive and accept at his children all who live by the simple plan he has given. God invited us to get involved with Him in His Work. God has a big purpose for our life – a very specific and significant calling for us to fulfill. If we want to know how to deal with difficul...

Sundance 2011 survival guide

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While the Sundance Film Festival is all for self-exploration, pushing boundaries, and taking the untrodden path, sometimes a little guidance can go a long way. From last minute ticket advice to must-see panels and musical performances, this Festival 101 crash course will guarantee you don't miss a thing. When you've made it to Park City, you're ready to zip up your fleece, watch some films, sample some restaurants, and get the whole show going. What better way to find out what's h...

22nd PSIFF Winners and closing gala

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  22nd ANNUAL PALM SPRINGS INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL ANNOUNCES FESTIVAL WINNERS Palm Springs, CA (January 16, 2011) –The 22nd Annual Palm Springs International Film Festival announced this year’s award winners at a luncheon at Spencer’s Restaurant on Sunday, January 16, 2011.  The Festival, held from January 6-17, 2011, screened 205 films from 69 countries, including 41 of the 65 foreign language entries for this year’s Academy Awards®. Palm Springs’ increas...

Palm Springs International Film Festival Awards

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The Whistleblower Mercedes-Benz Audience Award for Best Narrative Feature; Louder Than a Bomb Audience Award for Best Documentary Feature; Of Gods and Men Receives FIPRESCI Award; Nothing's All Bad Receives New Voices/New Visions Award; Summer Pasture Receives The John Schlesinger Award The 22nd Annual Palm Springs International Film Festival announced this year's award winners at a luncheon at Spencer's Restaurant on Sunday, January 16, 2011.  The Festival, held from January 6-17,...

CLAUDE CHABROL – The Directorspective, Sunday 6 to Sunday 27 March at the Barbican

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One of the founders of the New Wave, critic-turned-filmmaker Claude Chabrol (1930-2010) was instrumental in revolutionising French cinema in the 1950s. In an acclaimed career that spanned 6 decades, he made over 70 films and was renowned for his masterful thrillers and his incisive critique of class and society. In partnership with Ciné Lumière, Barbican Film celebrates Chabrol's contribution to cinema with a selection of his best-known films (1).   Sunday 6 March 4.00p...

Palm Springs International Film Festival Awards

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The 22nd Annual Palm Springs International Film Festival announced this year's award winners at a luncheon at Spencer's Restaurant on Sunday, January 16, 2011. The Festival, held from January 6-17, 2011, screened 205 films from 69 countries, including 41 of the 65 foreign language entries for this year's Academy Awards®. Palm Springs' increasingly popular Festival continues to expand its diverse programming of quality independent and foreign films, setting the stage for the year's film festiv...

Soldier, Harmony, and Child

Director: Jafar Nourmohammadi.

Palm Springs Opening Ceremony, 'Potiche'

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  Potiche France, 2010, 103 Minute Running Time US Premiere Topics: Comedy, Gay/Lesbian Language: French Catherine Deneuve commands the screen with a regal wink as Suzanne Bujol, a trophy wife ("potiche") whose mettle is tested when catastrophe strikes in her husband's umbrella factory. Under the assured direction of prolific French filmmaker François Ozon, this stylish French farce is an irresistible romp through 1970s kitsch, politics and female eman...

Palm Springs Opening Ceremony, 'Potiche'

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    Potiche France, 2010, 103 Minute Running Time US Premiere Topics: Comedy, Gay/Lesbian Language: French Catherine Deneuve commands the screen with a regal wink as Suzanne Bujol, a trophy wife (“potiche”) whose mettle is tested when catastrophe strikes in her husband’s umbrella factory. Under the assured direction of prolific French filmmaker François Ozon, this stylish French farce is an irresistible romp through 1970s kitsch, politics and fem...

New York: 2010 Margret Mead Film & Video Festival

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The 34th edition of the M. Mead Film Festival presented 38 selections from November 11 to 14 at the American Museum of Natural History, its principal sponsor. This festival is the oldest documentary film festival in the United States and includes outstanding and innovative productions covering animation, experimental approaches, in addition to archival material and restored films with a large number not shown before in the New York metropolitan area. Transcending the strict ethnographic film a...

Perspektive Deutsches Kino: Young German Filmmakers Seek Challenges

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With six films invited to the Festival, the first half of the Perspektive Deutsches Kino programme for 2011 has been decided before the holidays. On February 20, Berlinale Kinotag (the Berlinale’s cinema day for the public), it is a tradition to announce the winners of the Max Ophüls Award feature film competition for 2011. And this year for the first time, the winner of the First Steps Award for 2010 in the category documentary film (Ein Sommer voller Türen, directed by: Stefan Ludwig) will...

The last day of Bulkin wins 6th BuSho

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It barely happens on a film festival that both the student and the main jury golden prize being won by the same film. It explains all that without doubt there was one film above the rest in the competition that experts agreed on to be the best. In 2010 on the 6th BuSho festival this is exactly what happened: the Russian made ‘The last day of Bulkin’ took all main prizes in the Vörösmarty cinema. An employee of some society works house-to-house. He’s going to people who have to die this d...

NEWSLETTER N° 488: December 11, 2010

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Follow this LINK if you cannot read the newsletter properly Contact the Editor, Advertise on the sites.  Our newsletter reaches 82 000 film professionnals every week. _______________________________________  FESTIVAL NEWS FROM THE CIRCUIT Masterclass with Apichatpong Weerasethakul at Thessaloniki This year's winner of the Palme d'Or at the Cannes Film Festival...

Fanomenon at Leeds International Film Festival awards

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    The Méliès d'Argent winner for 2010: The Last Employee (Der Letzte Angestellte) Dir. Alexander Adolph Germany 2009 85 mins   The jury also gives a special mention to: Savage Dir. Brendan Muldowney Ireland 2009 83 mins The short film Méliès d'Or nomination: Yuri Lennon's Landing on Alpha 46 Dir. Anthony Vouardoux Germany / Switzerland 2010 14 mins   The jury also gi...

IDFA Opener Is Festival's Big Prize Winner

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  POSITION AMONG THE STARS (Stand van de Sterren) by Dutch/Indonesian filmmaker Leonard Retel Helmrich was the big winner at the awards ceremony of IDFA: International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam. The film won both the VPRO IDFA Award for Best Feature-Length Documentary (the Festival’s top honor and winner of a cash prize of 12,500 euros) and the Dioraphte IDFA Award for Best Dutch Documentary. The director won the same top prize at the 2004 IDFA for the second film in his trilo...

Awards of Patras International Film Festival

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"12th International Panorama"…since we have not sailed yetthe most beautiful seas…In a successful and festive atmosphere, Patras International Film Festival & Culture – “12th International Panorama” ended on Saturday, 9th of October, organized by the non-profit organization “International Panorama of Independent Film and Video Creators” in collaboration with the Editorial Committee of the online magazine «Cineek magazine-online magazine of Alternative Culture», www.cineek.gr. The...

Robert Friedman, (Summit ) named Entrepreneur Of The Year

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Robert Friedman, Co-chairman, CEO, Summit Entertainment LLC, was named the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2010 national winner in the Media, Entertainment and Communications category. Now in its 24th year, Ernst & Young's Entrepreneur Of The Year® is the world's most prestigious business award for entrepreneurs. The award encourages entrepreneurial activity and recognizes leaders and visionaries who demonstrate innovation, financial success and personal commitment as they create and b...

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