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PETER WEIR hosted by OFF PLUS CAMERA

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Peter Weir, an unquestionable icon of the Australian cinema as well as a renowned Hollywood filmmaker will be our guest at the OFF PLUS CAMERA festival. The official Polish premiere of his newest film “The Way Back” starring Colin Farrel and Ed Harris will be held on April 8th in Kraków during the opening ceremony of this year's International Festival of Independent Cinema OFF PLUS CAMERA. Peter Weir is an Australian with successful experience in Hollywood. He will join the special guests...

Peter Weir's “The Way Back” will open the OFF PLUS CAMERA festival

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 “The WayBack” - the newest film by Peter Weir starring Colin Farrel and Ed Harris willopen this year's International Festival of Independent Cinema OFF PLUS CAMERA.Theofficial Polish premiere of the film will be held on April 8th in Kraków duringthe opening ceremony  of the festival.The film will hit the screens in Poland on April 8th. Its distributor isMonolith Films (http://monolith.pl). Eight yearsafter his last film Peter Weir touches upon a topic close to the Polishaudiences' h...

Australia at PSIFF

Welcome to Australia in Palm Springs...where directors Peter Weir, Richard Gray, Yu-Hsiu Camille Chen and Belinda Chayko were honored for their Downunder films at PSIFF 2011!

'The Way Back', from Dubai to Palm Springs

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It would seem that Peter Weir's latest film, 'The Way Back' (2010) is making its own journey and 'Way Back' from Weir's homeland in Australia to Dubai where it premiered in the Middle East last month and now to its North American premier at the Palm Springs International Film Festival 2011. It's certainly making its way across the globe. While it has received mixed reviews and an undecided audience opinion, it seems to be fighting its way beyond negative popular opinion in its ubiq...

Peter Weir at PSIFF

me and Peter Weir at 2011 PSIFF...from Dubai to PS!

Peter Weir at PSIFF

The legendary Peter Weir attended the 2011 Palm Springs International Film Festival for the promo of his latest epic film, 'The Way Back' (2010)... Here is left, and director of acclaimed documentary film 'Cameraman, Craig McCall, right.

Riding The Weir Wave

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  You cannot talk about world cinema of the 1970s and 1980s without mentioning (and lionizing) the name of Peter Weir. A key innovator of the Australian New Wave of those decades, and one of the few who made major successes in both his native land and in the wilds of Hollywood, Peter Weir is being celebrated this weekend at the Film Society of Lincoln Center, with a showcasing of some of his most important works and a preview screening of his latest film. From the outback of his n...

Peter Weir

DIFF PANEL ON DISTRIBUTION Peter Weir said, "you have to adapt to new film market. We must protect and conserve new indie filmmakers of world or we will frighten them and scare them. It's a curious middle road today. We have to encourage the very thing that is draining financing from us. It scares us and yet we are driven to do it. There is nothing more painful than making a film that doesn't bring

Panel on Distribution today, DIFF

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Director Peter Weir, distributor Hala Sarhan and sales agent Michael Werner discuss future of film distribution at DIFF 2010. Theme was that the modern film distribution factor is in state of chaos. Peter Weir said, “you have to adapt to new film market. We must protect and conserve new indie filmmakers of world or we will frighten them and scare them. It’s a curious middle road today. We have to encourage the very thing that is draining financing from us. It scares us and yet ...

The Way Back premier at DIFF

Cast including Ed Harris and Colin Farrell join Peter Weir in presenting 'The Way Back' at DIFF 2010

The Way Back premier at DIFF

Cast including Ed Harris and Colin Farrell join Peter Weir in presenting 'The Way Back' at DIFF 2010

Peter Wier presents

Peter Weir presents new film The Way Back (2010) at DIFF 2010

Peter Weir’s "The Way Back" begins shooting

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principal photography has begun on six-time Academy Award nominee Peter Weir’s much anticipated epic film, “The Way Back,” the cast of which boasts Jim Sturgess (“21,” “Across the Universe”), Academy Award® nominee Ed Harris (“A Beautiful Mind,” “Apollo 13”), Academy Award® nominee Saoirse Ronan (“Atonement,” Peter Jackson’s upcoming “Lovely Bones”) and Golden Globe winner Colin Farrell (“In Bruges,” “Miami Vice”)**. The film will be shot in Bulgaria, M...

Shooting Stars moves with Michael Ballhaus as new President

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After 10 successful years, European Film Promotion (EFP) has changed the concept for SHOOTING STARS: for the first time, EFP has appointed a jury of prominent industry figures to select the best nine from a variety of talented up-and-coming actors from the most diverse of European countries. They will be presented as SHOOTING STARS to an international professional audience during the 58th Berlin International Film Festival in 2008. 22 EFP member countries have each nominated an actor. The jury w...

Gibson awarded producer of the year at Hollywood fest

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Academy Award-winning producer/director MEL GIBSON will receive the "Hollywood Producer of the Year Award"The Hollywood Film Festival's Board of Advisors, co-chaired by Paula Wagner, is proud to announce that this year's festival will honor Oscar(r) winning producer/director MEL GIBSON with its "Hollywood Producer of the Year Award."The award will be bestowed upon Mr. Gibson as part of the Hollywood Awards Gala Ceremony on Monday evening, October 18, at the Beverly Hilton Hotel.Other industry pr...

DGA awards nominees

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Directors Guild of America President Michael Apted has announced the five nominees for the DGA Award for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Feature Film for 2003.Mr. Apted followed up the announcement by stating, "I offer my hearty congratulations to all the nominees for their outstanding achievements. A director has the responsibilities of shaping a story, creating a visual language, and bringing all elements of the filmmaking process together. These five individuals and their films clearly...

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