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A Look at the 2012 Tony Awards from a Film Blogger/Seatfiller's Perspective

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There's always some glitter of Tinseltown on Broadway; however, the 66th Annual American Theater Wing's Tony Awards had a really important film tie-in. You probably think I'm referring to: The win for Death of a Salesman produced by Scott Rudin, directed by Mike Nichols, starring Philip Seymour Hoffman and Andrew Garfield, who brought along current girlfriend and Spiderman (2012 movie) co-star Emma Stone. Or Once, totally sweeping the Tonys as a Broadway musical! Which firs...

Cold Chisel to play at All Phones Arena, Sydney

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Cold Chisel to play All Phones Arena Sydney on 9th - 10th November I'm pleased to report that Cold Chisel is currently touring Australia and will be doing Sydney's All Phones Arena on the 9th and 10th of this month. It’s been eight years since Cold Chisel last did a national tour, and even then it was only a short visit before they disbanded. Since their last studio album, 1998’s The Last Wave Of Summer, Cold Chisel have leaped onto the national...

Philadelphia Film & Music Festival Blog Post

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Wednesday, September 28, 2011 Philadelphia Film + Music Festival Recap The 2nd Annual Philadelphia Film + Music Festival took place this past weekend (Sept 22-25, 2011) mostly in and around Northern Liberties and Fishtown areas (Venues: The Skybox @2424 Studios, Invincible Pictures Sound Stages, M Room, The El Bar, Penn's Landing, The Fire, Murph's Bar, Kung Fu Necktie, The Ukie Club, Girard Fest, Tracadero Theater, World Cafe Live, TLA on South Street, North Star Bar).  ...

STEVEN TYLER'S ROCK MEMOIR

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Does the Noise in My Head Bother You? is the  rock memoir of Grammy Award-winning,  Rock ‘n’ Roll Hall of Fame inductee Steven Tyler, lead singer of Aerosmith (and celebrity judge on American Idol) which I've been watching late night on telly. He's sweet, ditto Jennifer Lopez and Randy Jackson, you couldn't say the same thing about Simon Cowell who was fun to watch anyway. Last time I saw Cowell chat with  Jay Leno and Piers Morgan, he'd  talked about giving 5 million USD prize m...

The Magic Ball

Director: Serena KInchla.
"Outstanding cinematography and compelling music" Kids First! Children offer us a magical and creative insight into their world. This multi-award winning film celebrates children from many different places around the world. Filmed on location in Bali, Czech Republic, Mexico, USA, India, France, the Caribbean and Australia. Our hosts, Ashlee and Ayden are guided by the magician, Shamani Azu, in their travels around the world where they witness the dancing, music and adventure these children offer. Be inspired by every child on The Magic Ball, our planet Earth! Music by Blues Traveler, Donavon Frankenreiter, Shpongle, Ganga Giri and many more.... "Spectacular" Ron age 72, Professor Of Psychology, Princeton University "I want to see it again Mama!" Rowan age 5

FiLUMS 2011 | 5th LUMS Annual Film Festival | www.filums.com.pk

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About FiLUMS Website: www.filums.com.pk Facebook Group: www.filums.com.pk/facebook FiLUMS is a festival, where different students from all over the country and abroad are invited to speak their minds through the most celebrated of media. The aim of FiLUMS is to promote the art of cinema and film making in Pakistan. It serves as an important platform for th...

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A Hard Friday is upon Grossmann Film and Wine Festival!

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Today is the time for the arrival of legendary Laibach, the most important and successful Slovenian band of all times! Before their midnight concert at the Rock Hard Night at the Main Square, they will address the gathered congregation in a quintessential Q&A session, hosted by Nenad Bekvalac. We will also show the documentary Divided States of America that will be personally announced by director Sašo Podgoršek. The City Cinema will once again show the music documentaries in competition,...

Los Angeles Music Video Festival

 

Third Annual Los Angeles Music Video Festival will run May 1st-4th, 2013.

Submission deadline is February 15th.


 

Music videos are powerful creative units that serve many purposes. They are marketing tools for bands, promotional reels for filmmakers, storytelling experiments...they are perhaps the most flexible, visceral and accessible film format, purely focused on the combination of sound and image. And yet, music videos have all but disappeared from television, even as the number of music videos being produced has burgeoned. YouTube, Vimeo and MySpace may "house" videos, but there is less and less opportunity for videos to be showcased and celebrated. A precious few receive the attention they deserve.

 

The Los Angeles Music Video Festival exists with one purpose: to celebrate the art of the music video. While many film festivals have music video categories, there was no annual live festival in the United States (and only a handful in the world) dedicated to the format 100%. LAMVF provides a unique opportunity for aspiring musicians and aspiring filmmakers to showcase their music videos. More importantly, the Festival will bring together the independent music and independent film communities of Los Angeles in a celebration of local musical talent and creativity like never before.

 

After two great years, the Los Angeles Music Video Festival (LAMVF) is thrilled to announce it's 3rd Annual festival will be held over four evenings at the beautiful Downtown Independent Theater May 1-4, 2013.  If you make music, make videos, like music videos or know anyone who does, come be a part of the movement to save music videos.

 

Festival Info:

Price - $25

Next Festival Dates - 05/01/13 - 05/04/13

 

Festival Submission:

Film submission amount - $25 -$30

Film call for entry deadline - 02/15/13

Rules and regulations: http://bit.ly/2013LAMVFCallforEntries

Submission payment: http://bit.ly/2013LAMVFCallforEntries  

 

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Canadian Music Documentary Wins Tribeca Audience Prize

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  The Canadian music documentary RUSH: BEYOND THE LIGHTED STAGE has won the Heineken Audience Award at the 9th Tribeca Film Festival, which concludes today. The award includes a cash prize of $25,000 for the film's co-directors Scot McFadyen and Sam Dunn. The Award was voted on by audiences attending the Festival by completing nomination ballots upon exiting Festival public screenings.   The film, which had its World Premiere at the Festival, is a valentine to the legendary C...

Rush winner of The Tribeca Audience Award

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The ninth annual Tribeca Film Festival (TFF), co-founded by Robert De Niro, Jane Rosenthal and Craig Hatkoff, and presented by founding sponsor American Express, announced the winner of The Heineken Audience Award – “RUSH: Beyond the Lighted Stage” – tonight at The Altman Building in New York City. The film’s directors Scot McFadyen and Sam Dunn will receive a cash prize of $25,000. Throughout the Festival, which kicked off on April 21, audiences have been able to vote for The Heineke...

Uwe Boll confirmed for Grossmann Film and Wine Festival 2010

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We proudly announce director, producer and writer Uwe Boll as the first of distinguished guests to grace the 6th edition of Grossmann Film and Wine Festival. Slovenia’s ultimate film-wine extravaganza will be taking place from 26th to 31st of July in Ljutomer. As a fellow wine connoisseur, German low-budget meister gladly responded to our kind invitation and has also promised a very special surprise! All further details will be timely published on the official festival site. We furthermore p...

"RUSH: Beyond the Lighted Stage: RED CARPET INTERVIEWS WITH BAND MEMBERS

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This rockumentary is for new and old fans, and those who have never even heard of the band before.  Amazing rockumentary discussing the bands early years growing up in Canada, their family backgrounds, how the band formed, their humble beginnings playing at school dances, bars, hockey rinks, and building their way up to US and World tours, changes to the band, to their families, and friendship.Must see!RED CARPET INTERVIEWS:DIRECTORS: Scot McFadyen and Sam Dunn: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=...

"When You're Strange" Interview with Tom DeCillo

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Mr. Mojo Risin!   "You can't burn out, if you're not on fire." Singer/Songwriter/Poet/Writer/Filmmaker and Director, the legendary lead vocalist for "The Doors", Mr. Jim Morrison, attended UCLA's film school in 1964/65.  Along with his student film, Jim also financed a 50 minute long experimental film shot on 35mm, in 1969 called, "HWY: An American Pastoral", which shows scenes of him swimming in leather pants, and hitchhiking in the desert.  Along ...

"When You're Strange" Interview with film Director Tom DiCillo

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 Singer/Songwriter/Poet/Writer/Filmmaker and Director, the legendary lead vocalist for "The Doors", Mr. Jim Morrison, attended UCLA's film school in 1964/65.  Along with his student film, Jim also financed a 50 minute long experimental film shot on 35mm, in 1969 called, "HWY: An American Pastoral", which shows scenes of him swimming in leather pants, and hitchhiking in the desert.  Along with the help of Paul Ferrara and Frank Lisciandro, Jim also created a documentary on ...

"When You're Strange" Interview with Tom DeCillo

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Mr. Mojo Risin! "You can't burn out, if you're not on fire."Singer/Songwriter/Poet/Writer/Filmmaker and Director, the legendary lead vocalist for "The Doors", Mr. Jim Morrison, attended UCLA's film school in 1964/65. Along with his student film, Jim also financed a 50 minute long experimental film shot on 35mm, in 1969 called, "HWY: An American Pastoral", which shows scenes of him swimming in leather pants, and hitchhiking in the desert. Along with the help of Paul Ferrara and Frank Lisciand...

ATP New York 2010: Jim Jarmusch to curate, Sonic Youth, Breeders, Explosions In The Sky to play!

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Jim Jarmusch confirmed as guest curator for ATP New York 2010 - Sonic Youth, Breeders, Explosions In The Sky to perform on the Saturday!                                   All Tomorrow's Parties will return to Kutsher's Country Club, Monticello for the third ATP New York festival over Labor Day weekend, running f...

No Rock Unturned

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Like any good archeologist, uncovering treasures is paramount to a successful excavation and award winning filmmaker Tom DiCillo has managed to dig up and sift out never-before-seen-footage of one of the most iconic, influential rock bands in history, The Doors. Narrated by Johnny Depp, “When You Are Strange,” uses footage shot between 1965 and 1971, the year Morrison was found dead in his Paris apartment at age twenty-seven. "Tom DiCillo's 'When You're Strange' is a met...

Burning Down the House with Music Films at the 2009 Tribeca Film Festival

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By Maria Esteves - April 20, 2009 The 8th Annual 2009 Tribeca Film Festival (TFF09) held at selected theatres throughout New York City April 22 - May 3 features a spectacular line up of music films. This year's slate of music films include: BURNING DOWN THE HOUSE: THE STORY OF CBGB, directed by Mandy Stein, screens at the AMC Village 7, Friday, April 24, 8:30PM, and Monday, April 27, 3:30PM. The World Premiere will be held at the SVA Theater, Thursday, April 30, 7:00PM. The histori...

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