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Play wins at The Titanic Film Fest

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Titanic is the film festival that has surprised Hungarian audiences in the past with the works of cinema of the Far East, the visually stunning and often very bloody Korean and Japanese thrillers, period action dramas and animation, concert films aimed for the cinema screen, or Scandinavian crime dramas that have brough a fresh voice into European cinema. The 19th edition of  the  international film festival took place between 13-21 April 2012 in Budapest on the screen of Urania National...

Music for All at Titanic International Film Festival

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  2012 Titanic International Film Festival has a very strong selection of tour docs. Neil Young Journeys is the third documentary Oscar-winner director (The Silence of the Lambs) Jonathan Demme has made with his old friend, genius of American folk rock, Canadian Neil Young, on his solo tour in 2011. Never Make It Home documents Kirk Rundstrom's last months. The hell-raising lead singer/guitarist of Wichita "insurgent country" band Split Lip Rayfield was diagnosed with termin...

Titanic International Film Festival awards

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The awarded films of the 18th Titanic International Film Festival were announced at the festival's closing gala on 16th April. In his closing speech festival director György Horváth recalled the serious financial problems that the 18th Titanic International Film Festival had to cope with due the denial of government grants, told some anecdotes about the work of the crew, thanked all the sponsors and the enthusiastic audience for their hel p and promised that the organizers will make every...

Titanic International Film Festival in Budapest - Different Quantity, Same Quality

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The Budapest-based Titanic International Film Festival, presenting the most daring and innovative pieces of international film production every year since its foundation in 1994, suddenly has to face a frustrating financial situation. Hungary's biggest and most significant international film event, or iginally planned between 7 - 17 April this year, was informed only two weeks before its opening night that it had been denied the government grant the festival had been receiving in the past 18 yea...

Avatar tops $1 billion worldwide and is bound to become the second highest BO grosser ever (at least)

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Twentieth Century Fox's "Avatar" closed the year with a worldwide cume Box Office over $1 billion worldwide, James Cameron's movie is bound to become the second highest grosser ever, just behind Titanic (1,8), ahead of  "The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King" ($1.12 billion) and "Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest" ($1.07 billion). Of course we are talking Box Office, not admissions and the Avatar ticket is significantly more expensive (3D...) ...

Bill Mechanic: don't ignore the warning signs!

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Bill Mechanic, President/CEO of Pandemonium LLC and former Chairman/CEO of Fox Filmed Entertainment, (my boss when I was running Fox distribution in France)delivered the keynote speech at the annual Independent Film & Television Alliance Production Conference in Santa Monica. here below is a transcript ofhis keynotesHe addressed the current state and the future of the independent film business and offered a number of observations about his experiences at FOX and Disney."I was asked to address yo...

Bill Mechanic: don't ignore the warning signs!

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Bill Mechanic, President/CEO of Pandemonium LLC and former Chairman/CEO of Fox Filmed Entertainment, (my boss when I was running Fox distribution in France) delivered the keynote speech at the annual Independent Film & Television Alliance Production Conference in Santa Monica. here below is a transcript of his keynotes. He addressed the current state and the future of the independent film business and offered a number of observations about his experiences at FOX and Disney. ...

In Bruges review by Alex Deleon

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The "Titanic" international film festival, Budapest's new "tough guy on the block" and the only real rival to the annual Hungarian Film Week for the attention of the large film buff community here, closed shop on April 13 with the screening of a spellbinding new Irish thriller "In Bruges", and a closing gala party that lasted far into the night.Now into its third year as a legitimate prize awarding international film festival, the "Titanic" festival in Budapest, while still modest in size, appea...

Hungarian Titanic Carried Its Heavy Cargo for the 15th Time

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BUDAPEST – The Titanic International Film Festival, Hungary’s second biggest annual film event, reached its far-off destination for the 15th time this year between 3-13 April, 2008. Despite the ominous name of the festival, maritime conditions were superb and the festival turned out to be a huge success.The festival has gone through several changes since last year and organizers made an effort to make it even bigger and better than before. A brand new website was created for the filmfest wit...

Titanic is the new "tough guy on the block" in Budapest

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The “Titanic” international film festival, Budapest’s new “tough guy on the block” and the only real rival to the annual Hungarian Film Week for the attention of the large film buff community here, closed shop on April 13 with the screening of a spellbinding new Irish thriller “In Bruges”, and a closing gala party that lasted far into the night.Now into its third year as a legitimate prize awarding international film festival, the “Titanic” festival in Budapest, while still mod...

Perry Santos, assistant to Scorsese on "Casino" and Cameron on "Titanic, directs "I'm Rick James"

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Perry Santos, writer, producer, and director of the upcoming documentary I'm Rick James, will appear on internet radio program MOVIE GEEKS UNITED! for an exclusive interview this Sunday, July 8 at 6pm (EST).   Mr. Santos will reveal his personal journey in making the documentary (which will be released this October), as well as share his insights into working with Martin Scorsese during the productions of Casino and Kundun, and James Cameron during Titanic.   An internet radio show hos...

Rediscovering German Cinema Classics

Wednesday, June 6------Film festivals are all about discovery......of newly emerging filmmakers or the latest films from acknowledged film masters. However, the best festivals also take a look backward, to celebrate the accomplishments of cinema giants long since past, and through this showcase bring to light "lost" films for a new generation of film lovers. Such is the case with Festroia's program of ten classic German feature films, a collaboration between the Festival and the G...

Coming at You: Dueling 3-D Films for memorial day ...2009

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Movie theaters typically love having two big-budget movies butting heads on a holiday weekend because that will keep cash registers whirring at cinema complexes. But an abundance of riches has put theaters in a bind for Memorial Day 2009. Both 20th Century Fox and DreamWorks Animation SKG Inc. have chosen that date to release what each hopes will be its first 3-D blockbuster. DreamWorks' "Monsters vs. Aliens" will be up against a potentially scarier creature: "Avatar," a science-fiction thriller...

Leo Lands in Santa Barbara to Accept Festival’s Top Honor

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LEO!!! LEO!!! LEONARDO!!!Gorgeous adolescents screaming, spilling into the street behind the crush.Five rows of Paparazzi outside and inside.Director Martin Scorsese, DiCaprio’s hero-idol-favorite leader, waiting in the wings to present the festival’s highest award to the Oscar nominee for Scorsese's "The Aviator." Roger Durling at the helm of the Santa Barbara International Film Festival has done it again. Just one year later and the SBIFF delivered another homerun festival opening weeken...

Titanic's Caprio & Winslet and Kevin Bacon to be honored at Santa Barbara

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LEONARDO DI CAPRIO, KEVIN BACON AND KATE WINSLETTO BE HONORED AT 20TH EDITION OF THE SANTA BARBARA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVALLeonardo Di Caprio, Kevin Bacon and Kate Winslet, three of Hollywood’s most distinguished actors, will be honored for their achievements at the 20th Annual Santa Barbara International Film Festival, it was announced today by Artistic Director Roger Durling. Di Caprio, soon to be seen in Martin Scorsese’s “The Aviator,” has been selected to receive the “Platinum...

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