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Stoptrik IFF 2012 --> truly international dimension

from www.zavod-iskra.org/stoptrik:         Oct. 9th, Stoptrik IFF 2012, international film festival devoted exclusively to stop motion animation, ended last Sunday. Let us summarize the unique festival month: 07. – 09. 09. 2012 MARIBOR On Friday our audience met with Igor Prassel, director of Animateka (Ljubljana) and curator of special Stoptrik's selection “ex-YU 2002 &nda

Interview with Amir Manor for 'Epilogue' (2012)

Interview with Amir Manor for ‘Epilogue’ (2012). Amir Manor is an Israeli director who has made four short films ('Pouring Sun', 2006; 'Reds', 2007; 'Ruin', 2008; 'Lands', 2008) and one feature film, ‘Epilogue’ (2012), which screened in the international competition at the 53rd Thessaloniki International Film Festival. The film won four awards at TIFF: Special Jury Award for Originality and Innovation, Best Screenplay Award, Human Values...

Queer Short 2013 - International Short Film Competition - Sicilia Queer filmfest

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  “Queer Short” is the International short film competition of  SICILIA QUEER filmfest (third edition: May 31 - June 6, 2013). “Queer Short” is a competition for short films from all over the world, either on film or video realized with the most up-to-date digital technologies, that are related to GLBT issues, or even to heterosexuality seen from a “queer perspective”. All genres are eligible (fiction, documentary, animation, music video...

Fountainhead e-Letter, Berlin/Germany

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FOUNTAINHEAD® Tanz Theatre e - Letter December 2012 . Berlin.Germany www.fountainhead-tanz-theatre.de www.blackinternationalcinema.de www.black-international-cinema.com Please send replies to / Bitte senden Sie Antworten an bicdance@aol.com IN THIS EDITION XXVIII. Black International Cinema Berlin 2013 Entry Form Information - SUBMISSION DEADLINE:...

World premiere 'The Resurrection of a Bastard' opens IFFR 2013

  Wednesday 23 January, the world premiere of 'De wederopstanding van een klootzak' ('The Resurrecntion of a Bastard') by Guido van Driel (The Netherlands) opens the 42nd International Film Festival Rotterdam. Van Driel’s fiction feature début, also selected for the festival’s Hivos Tiger Awards Competition, stars Yorick van Wageningen ('The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo'), Goua Robert Grovogui and Juda Goslinga. Recently deceased Dutch actor Jero...

Franco Nero will receive the 'Capri Legend Award'

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 CINEMA: THE ORIGINAL DJANGO, FRANCO NERO, TO RECEIVE THE CAPRI LEGEND AWARD THE FESTIVAL WILL PAY TRIBUTE TO THE NOTED ACTOR WHO WILL APPEAR IN THE NEW TARANTINO MOVIE On December 27, noted actor Franco Nero will receive the 'Capri Legend Award', thus entering deservedly into the Blue Island’s Hall of Fame. “An Italian icon who, thanks to his unforgettable characters such as the original Django, now belongs to the mythology of cinema,” su...

2013 Sundance Film Festival Announces Films in U.S. and World Competitions, NEXT

Sundance Institute announced today the films selected for the U.S. and World Cinema Dramatic and Documentary Competitions and the out-of-competition NEXT <=> section of the 2013 Sundance Film Festival, January 17-27 in Park City, Salt Lake City, Ogden and Sundance, Utah. Robert Redford, President & Founder of Sundance Institute said, “Every great film starts with an idea, and it is a testament to artists that they continually find new ideas, new stories, new points of view and...

Purgatory III Film Exhibition

+ CALL FOR FILM SUBMISSIONS NOW OPEN +

purgatory / noun / an intermediate place or state
of temporary suffering for expiatory purification

Within the word “purgatory”, it is easy to envision condemned souls, torment and darkness. However, purgatory may also reflect the cyclic state in which we often rediscover or recreate ourselves anew from within our personal inflictions. Sometimes it is the necessary stage to exorcise ourselves from the haunting ghosts of the past. Perhaps it is the serene place of self reflection and realization.

From within this, DAMNED proudly presents an exhibition of powerful cinema called Purgatory. Held on March 8th & 9th 2013 at the Tangent Gallery in Detroit, Purgatory will present various short films of deeply introspective, beautifully disturbing and darkly enlightening subject matters from filmmakers local and worldwide. This is not an industry-focused horror film festival, but a tributary showcase of the often redemptive films from the filmmaker’s personal damnations. (The full film schedule is listed further below)

+ CALL FOR FILM SUBMISSIONS NOW OPEN +

NOW FEATURING THE DAMNED BAZAAR

Come in early before the show and visit the DAMNED Bazaar featuring over a dozen local DAMNED artists selling their own merchandise, prints and original art. We will even give you a ticket for $5 off a purchase of $25 or more, good at any of the artist’s booths (with admission). Help support local artists!

Purgatory III – A Cinematic Exploration of the Soul
Fri March 08 – Showtimes 7pm 9pm – Buy Tickets
Sat March 09 – Showtimes 5pm 7pm 9pm – Buy Tickets

The DAMNED Bazaar will open at 6pm Friday and 4pm Saturday until around midnight.

Admission is $10 (at the door and online) and includes
- A $5 Off Bazaar discount w/$25+ purchase
- FREE POPCORN W/GOURMET SEASONINGS

A cash bar is also present for alcoholic (and non) pleasures.

This event is 18+ due to mature/disturbing art and film content.

Tangent Gallery, 715 E Milwaukee, Detroit, MI

www.thatdamnedshow.com/purgatory

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Daniel Day-Lewis to be honored with the Montecito Award at Santa Barbara Festival

   Photo credit: Nino Munez       DANIEL DAY-LEWIS TO RECEIVE MONTECITO AWARD  AT THE 28TH SANTA BARBARA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL     The Santa Barbara International Film Festival is proud to announce that it will be garnering two-time Academy Award® winning actor Daniel Day-Lewis with the prestigious Montecito Award at the 28th edition of the Festival on behalf of his inspirational performance in the title role of Lincoln, and as a ...

Purgatory III Film Exhibition

purgatory / noun / an intermediate place or state of temporary suffering for expiatory purification

Within the word “purgatory”, it is easy to envision condemned souls, torment and darkness. However, purgatory may also reflect the cyclic state in which we often rediscover or recreate ourselves anew from within our personal inflictions. Sometimes it is the necessary stage to exorcise ourselves from the haunting ghosts of the past. Perhaps it is the serene place of self reflection and realization.

From within this, DAMNED proudly presents an exhibition of powerful cinema called Purgatory. Held on March 8th & 9th 2013 at Hastings Ballroom/Tangent Gallery in Detroit, Purgatory will present various short films of deeply introspective, beautifully disturbing and darkly enlightening subject matters from filmmakers local and worldwide. This is not an industry-focused horror film festival, but a tributary showcase of the often redemptive films from the filmmaker’s personal damnations.

For further information: http://thatdamnedshow.com/purgatory

FILMMAKERS!  We are still accepting submissions until February 10 2013! Click here for further info and to submit.

Also, fan us on the Purgatory Facebook Fan Page!

The closing ceremony of BIFF 2012 Best of Fest wrapped with a Junkanoo

Junkanoo is a Bahamian festival   Junkanoo is a Bahamian festival that occurs during the dark hours of morning on the 26th of December and again bringing in its first hours of light on the first day of the new year. Thousands dance through Bay Street...

Spanish Film at Gijon Film Festival 2012

When you say Spanish film you think Almodóvar, Alejandro Amenábar, Vicente Aranda, Bigas Luna, Álex de la Iglesia, Ricardo Franco etc… But very least know the phenomenon of expanded Spanish national cinema without actually mentioning the Spanish filmmakers who immigrated to US. A decade of world cinema imposing as the perfect blend of artistic and cleverly composed populist film, because culture of one country need to differ itself in cinematography, with of course e...

Love in the year 2000

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Director: Dave Miller.

The program of the International Film festival Summit Austin

    11:00am   Registration and Exhibit Floor Opens     12:15pm – 12:45pm   First-time IFFS Attendee Orientation Laurie Kirby, Esq Executive Director IFFS     1:15pm – 1:25pm   State of the Industry Address Laurie Kirby, Esq Executive Director IFFS     1:30pm – 2:30pm   Opening Keynote “Pushing the Boundaries” Ted Hope has been recognized as o...

Awards on International Film Festival of Gijon

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Please check the previous article about the awards!...

Awards on Festival Internacional De Cine De Gijon

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Awards of FESTIVAL INTERNACIONAL DE CINE DE GIJÓN FESTIVAL INTERNACIONAL DE CINE DE GIJÓN PALMARÉS DE LA 50 EDICIÓN 16th to 24 November happened in a beautiful Asturias in Spain, in even more beautiful sexy little town called Gijon. Beside many other interesting film sections of the festival that I was unable to see due to my FIPRESCI Jury duties and FIPRESCI selection I would be mentioning a few the awarded films first. Due to at a quite of few awards given I would m...

Strangelove FilmFest

Strangelove Filmfest is a yearly event in Antwerp where the public will be taken into the underbelly of  cinema. ‘Strange’, ‘cult’, ‘weird’ and ‘gender’ are the terms used to define a story. The festival offers a very rich choice of movies, shorts, documentaries and classics from Queer Cinema. A treat for the movie lover!

First and foremost a film festival, Strangelove does also offer a tasty platter of music, performance and visual art. Every evening we serve smiles and food (volxkeuken) in the bar where you can sit back and enjoy some gigs, video-installations, theatre, expositions or performances. This unique combination serves a broad spectrum of culture lovers who adore surprises. An invigorating festival for everyone!

This festival is an initiative of Interzone vzw who stimulate and spread audiovisual art.

CALL FOR ENTRY 2013

  MEDIAWAVE International Film and Music Festival „Fényírók Fesztiválja – Another Connection”  30 April - 4 May 2013, Fort Monostor - Komárom                                     SUBMISSION DEADLINE: 10 JANUARY, 2013  MEDIAWAVE Festival – &ldq...

30 filmmakers from the Talent Campus present their projects in the Berlin House of Representatives

30 international filmmakers from the Campus present their projects in the Berlin House of Representatives   At the Berlin House of Representatives—home amongst other events to the Co-Production Market and located across the street from the Martin-Gropius Building where the European Film Market is held—30 selected Campus filmmakers have the unique opportunity to present their projects to the festival public. In addition to participants busy advancing their feature film projec...

German Films' six-person advisory board was newly elected

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RE-ELECTION OF THE ADVISORY BOARD AND ADOPTION OF THE 2013 BUDGET AT GERMAN FILMS Shareholders' meeting of German Films (23 November, 2012) German Films' six-person advisory board was newly elected at the company's shareholders' meeting today. Moreover, the meeting adopted German Films' budget for 2013. Additional funds were approved for events in Brazil and Chinas as well as support for marketing German films at international festivals. Martin Moszkowicz was confirmed as the chairman of th...

Interview with Paul Negoescu on 'A Month in Thailand' (2012)

'A Month in Thailand' (2012) by writer/director Paul Negoescu ‘A Month In Thailand’ (2012) by writer/director Paul Negoescu screened in competition recently at the 53rd Thessaloniki International Film Festival. The film depicts a grey Bucharest, Romania in the course of one night in the life of 'Radu' (played by actor Andrei Mateiu), a lost twenty-something who leaves his current girlfriend to go in search of his past one. In a world full of too many choices and endless possibilit...

Interview with Paul Negoescu at 53rd TIFF

'A Month in Thailand' (2012) by writer/director Paul Negoescu ‘A Month In Thailand’ (2012) by writer/director Paul Negoescu screened in competition recently at the 53rd Thessaloniki International Film Festival. The film depicts a grey Bucharest, Romania in the course of one night in the life of 'Radu' (played by actor Andrei Mateiu), a lost twenty-something who leaves his current girlfriend to go in search of his past one. In a world full of too many choices and endless possibilit...

The Maverick Movie Awards

5 Annual September 14, 2013 to September 15, 2013
    MISSION STATEMENT
The Maverick Movie Awards was founded by moviemakers who have been through the glorious highs and crushing lows of the international film festival circuit; from these shared experiences came the calling to create a real alternative to the nepotism, politics, and commercialism that defines far too many festivals and competitions.

Our goal is to help talented moviemakers achieve the recognition they deserve by awarding movies with unique style, exceptional craft, and the power to communicate.

By championing great movies – regardless of origin, genre, or budget – our hope is to re-ignite the spirit of the major film festivals and distribution pioneers by celebrating great cinema above glitz and glamour.



    MAVERICK MOVIE AWARDS SUMMARY
The Maverick Movie Awards exists to honor all facets of moviemaking form, function, style, and craft. A level playing-field where a movie’s lack or excess of a budget is immaterial, its absence or abundance of star power is inconsequential, and its humble or lofty origins are irrelevant, any and all independent, underground, student, and studio films are eligible to receive a Maverick Award.

Celebrating narratives, documentaries, experimental films, and the vast diversity of moving pictures expression, the MMA has recognized everything from big-budget pictures to low-budget indies, global issue documentaries, screwball comedies, computer-animated movies, action-horror flicks, video art, microcinema, music videos, webisodes, and everything in-between. Each movie’s successful execution of intent as a whole, on its own terms, is considered first and then the quality of its parts. So in addition to standard award categories like Best Picture and Best Director, the MMA prides itself on saluting oft overlooked disciplines, including stunts, special effects makeup, original music, and more.

Except for advertising and industrial work, all motion picture creators are encouraged to submit. As a cooperative of moviemakers honoring moviemakers with no theater or online screening events, the MMA will not jeopardize premiere status for any other competition or festival submission.



    MORE ABOUT US
The Maverick Movie Awards’ founders and judges are all entertainment industry insiders and outsiders (not mere academics, critics, fans, or dabblers) with backgrounds as varied as our work. In fact, everyone involved in the MMA’s judging process has been a collaborator on a theatrically-released movie, a television or video release, or a top-ten film fest official selection.

But we’re not telling you who we are. No siree! We must maintain our secret identities in order to preserve the integrity of our judging process. The self-interest we will cop to is the need to protect the careers we’ve built in the ‘small, small world’ known as the entertainment industry and a desire to avoid retaliation on the World Wide Web from those whose work we “fail” to recognize.

And if those aren’t good enough reasons for you then please consider that, unlike far too many film festivals and competitions, we are NOT doing this for our greater glory. We do what we do at the Maverick Movie Awards for our fellow moviemakers; these talented folks are the ones with the names to know.

The Maverick Movie Awards

ANDREAS DRESEN PRESS CONFERENCE 53rd TIFF

-OFFICIAL 53rd TIFF PRESS RELEASE- 53rd TIFF: Andreas Dresen Press Conference (11/9/2012) ANDREAS DRESEN PRESS CONFERENCE On Friday, November 9, 2012, German director Andreas Dresen gave a Press Conference as part of the tribute to his work organized by the 53rd Thessaloniki International Film Festival. Taking the floor, Andreas Dresen noted: “I am very happy to be here. I have heard a great deal about this festival from my friends in Germany and also international directors, and I h...
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