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BATTLESHIP stars berth at Sydney; Luna Park; Taylor Kitsch, Rihanna, Brooklyn Decker, director Peter Berg

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Ahoy. The battle for earth begins at sea in epic action-adventure BATTLESHIP - but tonight the all-star cast was warmly welcomed to iconic and circus like Luna Park Sydney, for the Australian Premiere of their highly anticipated new film. In an exciting and profitable partnership, Universal Pictures and 2Day FM co-presented the Australian Premiere under the Luna Park Big Top, where leading man Taylor Kitsch (John Carter)  walked the red carpet with his co-stars...

PLUS CAMERIMAGE HONORS LIAM NEESON

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Liam Neeson will be this year's recipient of the Krzysztof Kieslowski Award at the 18th Plus Camerimage Film Festival in Poland. The Award, founded in memory of the late director, recognizes Liam Neeson's outstanding artistic achievement in film - a body of work that reflects and personifies Kieślowski's ideals on the universal truth about humanity and human emotions. Past honorees include Ralph Fiennes, Irene Jacob, Charlize Theron, Isabelle Huppert and Julia Ormond. Hosted by Grażyna T...

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BIFA To Honor Bonham Carter and Neeson

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  The Moet British Independent Film Awards (BIFA) have announced two of its honorees for its glamorous awards gala next month. Actress Helena Bonham Carter will receive the coveted Richard Harris Award and the Variety Award will be bestowed on actor Liam Neeson. The awards gala takes place at Old Billingsgate on Sunday, 5 December. The Richard Harris Award was introduced in 2003 in honor of veteran actor Richard Harris and recognises outstanding contribution to British film by an act...

Liam Neeson honored at Savannah Film Festival

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The 13th annual Savannah Film Festival, hosted by SCAD, presented Liam Neeson with the Achievement in Cinema Award on November 2, 2010. SCAD President Paula Wallace presented the award to Neeson to a standing ovation from a standing-room-only audience."I'm humbled and embarrassed but it's lovely to be here at this extraordinary festival," said Neeson upon acceptance of his award. "I'm the luckiest man in the friggin' world." He dedicated the award to the crews he's worked with on his sets. "They...

Edinburgh fest Chair steps down due to growing international commitments.

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It was announced today that EIFF Chair Iain Smith has made the decision to leave the board of the Edinburgh International Film Festival.Smith joined the board in 2007 and took the leading position of Chair in 2008. He has been instrumental in guiding the film festival during a growth period following the UK Film Council’s investment in 2008. He has played a crucial role in shaping the Festival; bringing technology and digital initiatives to the forefront.Iain Smith said: “My growing commit...

CRAIC me up!

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The CRAIC festival is expanding to an Irish Comedy (aka Craic Comedy)festival in November of this year. An inaugural Craic Comedy festivalis scheduled for November 4th in association with the Irish Arts Center.The CRAIC mostly known for their film and music events year round istapping into new ground. The one-day Irish comedy festival is plannedfor November 4th at the Irish Arts Center in New York City. Festival Producer Terence Mulligan commented "We have been doing Irish film and music events...

Film Highlights of upcoming NYIIFVF next October

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THE NEW YORK INTERNATIONAL INDEPENDENT FILM & VIDEO FESTIVAL "The Voice of Indie Film" October 22nd-29th, 2009Festival will feature the likes of Liam Neeson, Ed Asner, Vincent Pastore, Carmen Electra, Lydia Lunch, Regis Philbin, Danny Aiello, Lainie Kazan, Pat Cooper, Anthony Wong, John Lloyd Young, Jai Rodriguez, Bruce Vilanich, Eli Wallach, Russell Means, Talbot Perry Simons, Isaach de Bankolé and more. New Yorkers in need of an affordable yet satisfying indie film fix will be happy to hear...

Abel Ferrara named President of the 2009 NYIIFVF festival in NYC

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The New York International Independent Film & Video Festival is proud to announce that Abel Ferrara is President of the 2009 festival in NYC. The NYIIFVF continues to be the voice of independent film, launching many careers and successes from our festivals in New York and LA. NYIIFVF's President Abel Ferrara was introduced to producer Rafael Primorac by NYIIFVF's Executive Director Stuart Alson and will begin production together on a $9 million film starring Wesley Snipes, directed by Abel Ferra...

Five Minutes of Heaven

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    A topic that Bosnian people can relate is definitely reconciliations of two individuals set at opposite side in war. Such a good film, the one that trades in harsh, dark emotions, but never loses the true nature of humanity. One individual kills older brother  before the very eyes and you end up getting to be blamed for it, for the rest of your life. All this happens when you are about 10 years old. Imagine the pain and the burden that you carry for the rest of your life? This i...

Banderas and The Other Man will open San Sebastian

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The British production The Other Man, starring Liam Neeson, Antonio Banderas, Laura Linney and directed by Richard Eyre, will open the 56th San Sebastian Film Festival. Based on the tale by the German author, Bernard Schlink, in his book Liebesfluchten/Flights of Love, the film describes a love triangle and a romantic obsession with elements of intrigue.Director Richard Eyre, who debuted with a long career in British TV, has shown particular talent for the dramatic portrayal of amorous relations...

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Dublin International Film Festival highlights

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Jameson Dublin International Film Festival 2005 (February 11-20, 2005)Announces Early Programme Highlights:Planning for the 3rd Jameson Dublin International Film Festival is now entering an advanced stage, and the event will present over 90 feature films from all over the world, along with retrospectives and special seasons. Once again, the festival will be running films at all four cinema sites in Dublin city centre - at the Screen, Savoy and UGC and IFI. Among the titles already confirmed for ...

Down From the Mountain: Telluride report

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Down From the MountainA writer braves treacherous weather, high altitudes, and long lines to reach that mother lode of cinema, Telluride.by Tim AppeloThe Telluride Film Festival was a place of peril this year. The 2,500 or so film pilgrims braved blistering sun, biblical rain, a freak snowstorm that frosted the peaks ridiculously prettily, a Dumpster-diving bear that roamed the streets by night, and a crazed fan resembling Santa Claus who kicked things and abused ticket takers until he was final...

Chicago fest will open with Kinsey

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The 40th Chicago International Film Festival will kick it off with KINSEY,the new film by Bill Condon starring Liam Neeson, Laura Linney, Chris O'Donnell, Peter Sarsgaard, Timothy Hutton, John Lithgow, Tim Curry, Oliver Platt, Dylan Baker.Thursday, October 7th at the Chicago Theatre The film fresh from its Toronto VIACOM GALAS premiere is quite remarkable: a star-studded, glossy Hollywood film about Alfred Kinsey, a man who was once considered among the most dangerous figures in post-war America...

2nd Dubrovnik Fest dates confirmed.

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THE SECOND ANNUAL DUBROVNIK INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL The Dubrovnik International Film Festival (DIFF)(www.DUBROVNIKiff.org) is announcing the sequel to last year’s highly successful inaugural film festival will commence on May 27 and close on May 30, 2004. Set in the picturesque Adriatic coastal city of Dubrovnik, Croatia, with its perfect combination of sun and medieval architecture, DIFF 2004 will celebrate creativity, extraordinary filmmakers and artistic diversity that both enlighte...

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