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Bruno Chatelin handed out the Award for Best Film from the festival circuit to Michel Hazanavicius

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  The International Film Festival Summit Europe IFFS and filmfestivals.com  - fest21.com,  close observers of the festival circuit, have honored Michel Hazanavicius, director of The Artist with the “Festival Film of the Year Award”  which recognizes the outstanding artistic dimensions of the whole project and the extraordinary successful fare on the circuit from Cannes (best actor) to 5 Oscars (6 Cesar, 3 Golden Globes, 7 BAFTAS)...  The award was handed by Bruno Ch...

Bruno Chatelin handed out the Award for Best Film from the festival circuit to Michel Hazanavicius

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@ The International Film Festival Summit Europe IFFS and filmfestivals.com  - fest21.com,  close observers of the festival circuit, have honored Michel Hazanavicius, director of The Artist with the “Festival Film of the Year Award”  which recognizes the outstanding artistic dimensions of the whole project and the extraordinary successful fare on the circuit from Cannes (best actor) to 5 Oscars (6 Cesar, 3 Golden Globes, 7 BAFTAS)...  The award was handed by B...

Design Showcase West (DSW) celebrated its 10th Anniversary at UCLA School of Theater, F

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Design Showcase West (DSW), a nationally recognized exhibition, will celebrate its 10th Anniversary at UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television (TFT) Saturday, June 9, 2012.  Tony® Award-winning costume designer Judith Dolan, this year’s Keynote Speaker, will address the DSW annual gathering of distinguished guests, leaders of industry craft and design guilds and honorees. Commenting on DSW’s tenth year, TFT Department of Theater Chair, Michael Hackett says, “We are proud of D...

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'The Artist' director Michel Hazanavicius and his wife actress Berenice Bejo at AMFAR 2012

ITN Distribution Film & Webisode Festival Awards

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Awards - LOS ANGELES - April 2012 BEST FILM AWARDS Best Feature – Ashes, directed by Ajay Naidu Best Short – Infinity, directed by Randy Crowder Best Documentary – Nothing Like Chocolate, directed by Kum-Kum Bhavnani Best Webisode – Dead Grandma!, directed by Will Kindrick AUDIENCE AWARDS Feature- Remnants, directed by Tim Szczesniak Short – Infinity, directed by Randy Crowder Webisode -  Living with Models, Episode 9: Michal’s A Star, directed by Jeff ...

The Artist will be re released in the USA

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  The Weinstein Company announced today the re-release of Academy Award®  Best Picture winner THE ARTIST nationwide this Friday, May 11, 2012. This will be the last chance for moviegoers to experience the 5 time Academy Award® winning love letter to films in a movie theater – the way it was intended to be experienced, and it is the perfect opportunity for a Mother’s Day outing. Said TWC President of Marketing Stephen Bruno, “As Summer approaches, we wanted to give audiences...

Ambiance from the Festival Summit Europe, Award, panels, pictures, sketches and video

                                Bruno Chatelin, Jérôme Paillard, Lionel Chouchan, Laurie Kirby    

Awards to Michel Hazanavicius - The Artist during The Festival Summit in Paris 2012

The International Film Festival Summit Europe -IFFS and filmfestivals.com  - fest21.com,  close observers of the festival circuit, have honored Michel Hazanavicius, director of The Artist with the “Festival Film of the Year Award”  which recognizes the outstanding artistic dimensions of the whole project and the extraordinary successful fare on the circuit from Cannes (best actor) to 5 Oscars (6 Cesar, 3 G ...

Interview with Edgardo Cozarinsky at Istanbul Film Festival

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An Argentine Istanbul writer… Memories of a lovelorn man, walking around Buenos Aires after a break up, unites with memories of world and cinema history. Poems praising the night are the music of the film. Screened within the “Challenging the Years” section of the Festival, Nocturnos addresses the audience on the point where literature and cinema come together. It is just like a sweet dream that leaves a short and temporary taste behind. Istanbul streets continue to inspire Edgardo...

Michel Hazanavicius will be awarded with the "Festival Film of the year Award" at IFFS Fest Summit in Paris april 3

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The International Film Festival Summit Europe -IFFS and filmfestivals.com  - fest21.com,  close observers of the festival circuit announced today that they will honor Michel Hazanavicius the  director of The Artist with the "Festival Film of the year Award"  which recognizes the outstanding artistic dimensions of the whole project and the extraordinary successful fare on the circuit from Cannes (best actor) to 5 Oscars (6 Cesar, 3 Golden Globes, 7 BAFTAS)... 2011 saw...

Michel Hazanavicius

Michel Hazanavicius at SBIFF walking the red carpet on the way to The Arlington Theater, Santa Barbara. photo by Vanessa McMahon

Michel Hazanavicius

Michel Hazanavicius at SBIFF walking the red carpet on the way to The Arlington Theater, Santa Barbara. photo by Vanessa McMahon

THE ARTIST wins Oscar gold!!!

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THE ARTIST (2011) wins Oscar gold for 'Best Picture' (producer Thomas Langmann), Michel Hazanavicius for Best Director, Jean Dujardin for Best Actor at the 84th Academy Awards!!!     Since the film’s Cannes premiere in 2011, it has received worldwide acclaim and most recently a Golden Globe for Best Picture by a musical/comedy, Best Actor for Jean Dujardiin, a nomination for Best Picture for the upcoming Academy Awards, 2012, and has most recently cleaned the award sl...

Michel Hazanavicius

The Artist wins 5 Oscar and enters french legend, Hugo received 5

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For the best picture of the year: "The Artist" For the best performance by an actor in a leading role: Jean Dujardin, "The Artist"   For the best performance by an actress in a leading role: Meryl  Streep, "The Iron Lady"                                 ...

Bravo l'Artist

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For the best picture of the year: "The Artist" For the best performance by an actor in a leading role: Jean Dujardin, "The Artist" For the best performance by an actress in a leading role: Meryl Streep, "The Iron Lady"    $For the best performance by an actor in a supporting role: Christopher Plummer, "Beginners"  For the best performance by an actress in a supporting role: Octavia Spencer, "The Help"  For the best achievement in directing: Michel Hazanavicius, "The Artist" "The Descend...

The Artist' Dominates Independent Spirit Awards

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I was not surprised that "The Artist" was named the year's best independent feature at the Film Independent Spirit Awards at beautiful Santa Monica Beach surfing over all the competition on a tidal wave to the Oscars on Sunday. The film also won awards for director Michel Hazanavicius, lead actor Jean Dujardin and cinematographer Guillaume Schiffman, taking home prizes in four of the five categories in which it was nominated. Indie Spirit Award voters made the Oscar favorites, the...

Spirit Awards 2012

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'The Artist' Dominates Independent Spirit Awards I was not surprised that "The Artist" was named the year's best independent feature at the Film Independent Spirit Awards at beautiful Santa Monica Beach surfing over all the competition on a tidal wave to the Oscars on Sunday. The film also won awards for director Michel Hazanavicius, lead actor Jean Dujardin and cinematographer Guillaume Schiffman, taking home prizes in four of the five categories in which it was nominated...

Dante Ferretti honored at 7° L.A. Italia Film, Fashion and Art Fest

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Production designer Dante Ferretti and set decorator Francesca Lo Schiavo, recipients of two Academy Awards, and nominated this year in the category Art Direction for Martin Scorsese’s “Hugo”, will receive the L.A. ITALIA – Excellence Award 2012 during the 7° L.A. Italia Film, Fashion and Art Fest to be held at the Hollywood Chinese Theatre from February 19th to 25th. The event, chaired this year by Italian filmmaker Pupi Avati, and taking place on the eve of the Oscar’s Night (schedu...

Winners announced / International New Talent Competition, Taipei Film Festival 2011

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The most anticipated awards of the Taipei Film Festival 2011, the Audience’s Choice Award, Special Mentions, the Special Jury Prize and the Grand Prize of the International New Talent Competition were announced on July 30 after long deliberations made by the five jury members, chaired by Tony Rayns.  The jury members were CHUNG Mong-Hong from Taiwan, Tony RAYNS from Britain, XIE Fei from China, YEH Jufeng from Taiwan and ZEZE Takahisa from Japan.   The Grand Prize with a cash aw...

Sports Meets Cinema at Tribeca Film Festival

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  FIRE IN BABYLON (USA)  America’s twin obsessions with the movies and sports finds voice at the Tribeca Film Festival, particularly with its Tribeca/ESPN Sports Film series. With sports-topic films such as WIN WIN and SOUL SURFER making major waves at the theatrical box office, the commercial viability of the sports story remains a potent one. The films in the series offer a variety of pleasures, both visual and sensual.  FIRE IN BABYLON by Stevan Riley is a story of the succe...

Ovation TV's Short Film Contest - now accepting submissions!

The Ovation TV Short Film Contest  - sponsored by Poppt - is now accepting submissions! Submission informationWe’ll be accepting submissions from March 7 to May 13.  To learn how to submit your film, please go to www.ovationtv.com/events/filmcontest. Films must be under 20 minutes. Submission categories are drama, comedy, animation and documentary. PrizesOne film will be selected as the winner for each of the following categories: Top Film, Viewers Choice, Best of Comedy, Best of Drama, Best of Animation, and Best of Documentary. The Top Film winner will have his or her film aired on the Ovation television network and receive a two (2) night trip to Los Angeles, CA for a screening of his or her film at LACMA, a meeting with an entertainment executive and Adobe production software. The Viewers' Choice, Best of Comedy, Best of Drama, Best of Animation, and Best of Documentary winners will have their films screened at LACMA and receive Adobe production software. JudgesFilms will be judged by Kevin Iwashina (Managing Partner, Preferred Content), Lucy Stille (Agent, Paradigm Agency), Charles Segars (Ovation CEO & Producer National Treasure franchise) and Owen Egerton (writer, director) among others.

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