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Festroia Lifetime Achievement Award

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  On its 26th edition, FESTROIA – International Film Festival of Setúbal decided once more to pay a tribute to Portuguese cinema, by presenting a Lifetime Achievement Dolphin Award to Rogério Samora, who is celebrating three decades as an actor. Rogério Samora is the fifth Portuguese actor to receive Festroia’s most important individual award, after Ruy de Carvalho (2003), Raul Solnado (2004), Joaquim de Almeida (2006) and Nicolau Breyner (2008). Born in Lisbon in 1958, J...

Party at Pool Beach sous la pluie

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Cannes may be a festival for film, but it's also a social festival: many people come to Cannes solely for the parties. "I've never been to a film at the festival," says Cannes veteran, who comes to the festival every year to attend some of the best parties and most exclusive clubs in the world. While most of these parties are expensive and very exclusive, there are some, especially during the day, that are more opened to the general public--at least to ...

Amfar 2009: A Glamorous Night for a Great Cause

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Amfar's 2009 'Cinema Against AIDS' gala, set at the Hotel du Cap in Antibes was packed with more than enough star power.  Although the du Cap is a new venue for the event, things seemed to run smoothly as the guests ate, drank, and bid on Chanel Segways all for a good cause.  We hear that this year's party raised approximately 1.6 million dollars, though this sum pales in comparison to last year's reported 7 million dollars raised for Amfar.   So just who was there?  Why, everyone of course...

Arsenal's Opening ceremony

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Opening ceremony “Arsenals” 2008 was ceremoniously opened with the screening of “Salomé” in the small hall of the Latvian National Opera for guests with invitations, as well as with the screening of the Norwegian silent film “The Bridal Party in Hardanger” and the wedding gown parade in Vērmanes dārzs, which gathered half a thousand people. Opera guests were awaited by a special surprise - the heads of Salomé and John the Baptist on a plate. Another surprise was the musical...

Sarasota Fest set to celebrate 10th in april

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There is magic in the air! The 10th Anniversary of the Sarasota Film Festival is upon us and it promises to be one of the best years yet! Take a leap to the West Coast of Florida April 4th – April 13nd, 2008 and dive into the films, symposiums and of course, the parties. SFF draws filmmakers and celebrities from near and far. Familiar faces who have walked the red carpet include Robert Altman, William H. Macy, Felicity Huffman, Norman Jewison, Werner Herzog, Marcia Gay Harden, Joe Pantolian...

Sundance Diary: Fuck The Parties

Saturday, January 20----It borders on heresy, but after spending the last two evenings attempting to attend parties TO WHICH I WAS OFFICIALLY INVITED, I am loudly proclaiming for all to hear: "Fuck the parties!". Of course, trying to crash parties is one of the key Sundance sports, along with ticket scalping and Redford spotting. The fever begins in the early part of the day, as information on the night's soirees heat up cel phones and email connections. What's on? Where is it? How do I get a...

Parties In Park City or SWAGing in the Rockies

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Movie madness hits Park City at the Sundance Film Festival once a year and the town becomes the Hollywood Blvd of the Rockies in this eleven-day event. In most cases the city has year round residents of 7,400, but during the last two weeks in January it swells to over 50,000 visitors. For most intents and purposes people are here to immerse themselves with watching, reading, thinking, making, eating, and sleeping everything about films. Walking down Main Street you’ll see the “who’s wh...

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