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World Premiere of 'Prague' at the 12th Osian’s-Cinefan Film Festival

Rohit Khaitan's- 'PRAGUE' directed by debutant Ashish Shukla opens for the world premiere at 12th Osian's Cinefan Film Festival (27th July- 5th Aug, 2012) Competiton section. Having worked on sets for many years as an assistant director and creative producer at a leading film studio in India, full-time producer Rohit Khaitan identifies with all aspects of filmmaking from the creative to the business- from the story’s inception to the scripting, technical, finance, economics of its...

Films to compete at 23rd Ankara International Film Festival are announced

Turkey, 13th February 2012 After the last year’s highly successful 22nd festival, Ankara Film Festival is now getting ready to bring the most exciting films to the audience between 15th to 22nd March this year.With the support of the Turkish Ministry of Culture, the festival is organized by The World Mass Media Research Foundation. Since today's world diminishes the dissimilarities of lives and minds in all areas; 23rd Ankara International Film Festival has chosen its main theme as ...

The 4th Eastern Neighbours Film Festival in Utrecht (NL): A Spotlight on Turkey

  The non-competitive festival ENFF features a unique program of rarities from East- and South East Europe - countries that are not yet members of the European Union. Recent films are presented alongside with classics that are hardly known outside of their country of production. Today the festival announces the first titles of the upcoming edition.   A major aim of ENFF is to connect local audiences with mentalities from people and places that are closer to us than we think....


On April 7, 2011, the IFF opened with...   • A “COMING OF AGE” STORY FOR ADULTS Limbo director Maria Sødahl and lead actress Line Verndal met their audience in Istanbul for the second time. Sødahl said the final act of Sonia in the film meant that she chose freedom. She said that the relationship between men and women are universal and that Limbo was a “coming of age story” for adults. • IN HOMELAND Syllas Tzoumerkas, the director of Homeland, which re...

36eme Sous-Sol

Director: PH Debiès.
Four people with dark secrest are in an elevator. They don't know each other, how they got there, or why they're there..Memories come back.And the elevator goes down...

Webmiere 2011, The pioneer Online Festival to be broadcast online as well as on TV

The First Online  International Short Film Festival of its kind, Webmiere 2011 will be held from August 21st and Entries are now open for all the independent film makers from around the world. All the participating films will go through the first round of Screening and selected Films from all the categories together will be broadcast on the website

as well as on our partner Television DTH networks. Since all the films will be broadcast Live, it will be available for the audience to see only once. The Broadcast Schedule and trailers of all the selected films will be uploaded latest by 30th July 2011.

Haryana International Film Festival opens for Christmas

The second edition of Haryana International Film Festival will commence on the 24th of December. 70 films from 20 countries will be screened under 20 sections in the festival. Union Housing and Tourism Minister Kumari Selja will be the chief guest at the opening ceremony. "Besides the film screenings, there would be a five-day long film appreciation course in which nearly 250 students from different universities of North India will participate. There would be special programme on H...

ENTRE NOS Wins North American Independents Competition

  by Sandy Mandelberger, Festival Dailies Editor    ENTRE NOS, a hard-hitting and emotionally involving drama about the struggles of an illegal immigrant to make a life for herself and her children on the mean streets of New York City, was chosen as the Best Film in the North American Independents Competition of the 25th edition of FESTROIA: The Troia International Film Festival. The Festival, the oldest and largest in Portugal, ran from September 4 to 1...

The Misfortunates, will open the Ghent Film Festival

The latest film by Felix van Groeningen, The Misfortunates, opens the 36th edition of the Ghent Film Festival on 6 October. A première of the film will be shown simultaneously in four of the cinemas in the Kinepolis complex and in the Vooruit arts centre. The Misfortunates (De helaasheid der dingen), named after the book by Dimitri Verhulst, is about 13-year-old Gunther Strobbe who lives with his father and his three uncles in his grandmother’s home in a totally slovenly place in Reetveerdege...

Reno Film Festival

The Reno Film Festival features a number of tracks, including an Indie Competition, student (elementary-high school) Lumiere competition, educational seminars and, of course, films: classics, independents and premieres.

Hollywood properties into Entropia Universe Virtual Worlds

Oct 06, 2008 SEE Virtual Worlds, LLC, a new division of SEE Touring Attractions Inc. - the award-winning company behind many successful and innovative themed touring exhibitions, including Star Trek The Tour and Titanic Official Movie Tour - today announced a partnership with Mindark PE AB, the Swedish developer and creator of the Entropia Universe, to expand popular Hollywood properties into full, stand-alone virtual planets utilizing the Entropia Universe Virtual World Platform. "I believe tha...

Eskisehir closes quiely while looking ahead

The 10th Anadolu University Eskishehir film festival wound up its ten day run on May 12 with no particular fanfare, just the usual 24 daily on and off campus screenings. Altogether local film fans were treated to over seventy films selected from all periods of film history from Chaplin silents, through early Hitchcock up to a wide selection of new festival films such as Scorcese’s Rolling Stones documentary “Shine a Light” which opened Berlin this year and “No Country for Old Men” a m...

Indian creative energy hits festival screens across the globe

 Indian film is bursting forth on screens far and wide, as film-makers take advantage of a more globalised world, a spurt in the visibility of local talent, and the possibilities this throws up."The diversity, creative insights and technical virtuosity of Indian cinema are a pageant on world screens in the fall and winter seasons of 2007," says the latest issue of the 'FilmIndia Worldwide'.The magazine has listed a range of Indian films taking part in global festivals during...

Wide's World Premières Buried Dreams / Dreams of Dust, directed by Laurent Salgues in Sundance

Wide Management line up for Sundance Film Festival 2007. Agathe Valentin, in charge of the International Sales, will be attending the Sundance Film Festival from the 24th to the 28th of January 2007 where Wide Management will be presenting in the World Dramatic Competition Section: Buried Dreams / Dreams of Dust, directed by Laurent Salgues, coproduction between France, Canada and Burkina Faso, starring Makena Diop, Rasmané Ouedraogo, Fatou Tall-Salgues. World Première at the Sundance Film ...

33rd Flanders Film Festival - Ghent focuses on Stanley Kubrick

With 169 feature-length films and 65 short films, collectively good for 19,468 minutes of cinema and 596 screenings spread over 14 days, Ghent will once again be transformed into the City of Film during the period of October 11 through October 21. The 33rd edition of the Flanders Film Festival - Ghent focuses on film legend Stanley Kubrick, pays homage to Belgian-French director Agnès Varda, and draws more than 150 talented guests from the world of film to the Flemish city. The Festival actual...

Turkish Festival on wheels to extend scope

During the Karlovy Vary film festival, just completed, Dr. Ahmet Boyacioglu, founder of "The European Festival on Wheels" in Turkey, announced that this year the festival will for the first time be extended beyond the borders of Turkey itself. The home base of the festival is Ankara and regular stops along the way usually include Bursa, Izmir and other inland cities. This year the festival will open in Ankara then move all the way across the isthmus to Kars in extreme eastern Turkey near the bo...

Ecofilms pays a tribute to Jonas Mekas

This year, Ecofilms, paid tribute to filmmaker Jonas Mekas, as the International Films & Visual Arts Festival in Rhodes presented two of his major diary films: Diary, Notes and Sketches or Walden (1969, 180’) and Reminiscences of a journey to Lithuania (1972, 82’).The Lithuanian-born poet, film critic and director became the cornerstone of the American avant-garde after he left the German and Soviet occupation to settle for New York City in the 1950s. In 1958, he began there the influential...

Ecofilms features this year some shorts with outstanding aesthetic qualities

Although there is no competitive section officially dedicated to them, Ecofilms International Films & Visual Art Festival held this year in Rhodes, Greece for the 6th time, features some shorts that have an outstanding aesthetic interest, even if not related to ecology.Kitchen (25’), the first film directed by young screenwriter Alice Winocour, a graduate from FEMIS, the best film school in France, is definitely one of them.In this short, a woman (Elina Lowensöhn) tries to cook two lobsters f...

Ecofilms opens with Echoes of War

Ecofilms, the International Films & Visual Arts Festival in Rhodes, Greece, opened its 6th edition with the screening of Echoes of War by Joop van Wijk from The Netherlands.As he presented his film to the audience of the Rodon open air theater, the Dutch director stressed on what a paradox it is to open a festival on ecology with a film about war. But the choice quite reflects the spirit of the festival, which is to tackle ecology from a wide range of perspectives, and to see it as the preservat...

Consumer society under the spotlight at Ecofilms with Czech Dream

Our consumer society floods us daily with advertising messages designed to make us buy goods and services manufactured or provided by companies. But are these messages trustworthy ? Last year, Ecocinema presented an insight into the inner workings of the corporate world with The Corporation by Mark Achbar and Jennifer Abbot. This year Ecofilms, as the international film festival on ecology held each year in Rhodes (Greece) is now known, educates us on how we are manipulated by advertising as it...

Ecofilms also gives room to short films

Beside feature-length films in the main competitive section, Ecofilms, the annual film festival (June 21-26, 2005) dedicated to ecology in Rhodes, also screens a series of shorts related to the environment. Among them, it presented this year two short documentaries by Dutch director Jos Neutgens : Reminiscentia (2004, 10 minutes) in the short films competition section and Allocation (1999, 14 minutes) in the non competitive Panorama section.Both are creative documentaries expressing a fascinatio...


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