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Walter Salles press conference

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Film Crew © FIF/LF The entire team of On The Road, by Brazilian director Walter Salles in Competition, attended this morning's press conference: Walter Salles, on the birth of his film : "It took us eight years to make this film. We even thought of making a documentary which would serve as a foundation. The story is really more about the period leading up to the Beat Generation. It charts the social and political awakening of two young people discovering a new an...

Rebecca Yeldham new Director of the Los Angeles Film Fest

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Film Independent announced today that Rebecca Yeldham is joining the organization as the Director of the Los Angeles Film Festival, effective immediately. Rachel Rosen serves as Director of Programming for Film Independent and the Los Angeles Film Festival, and had been working with Film Independent’s Senior Director Sean McManus as interim Co-Directors during the search for a new Festival Director. “Rebecca has a wide range of experience in the industry and she’s an inspiring leader -...

The 1st Annual Hollywood Brazilian Film Festival

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The 1st Annual Hollywood Brazilian Film Festival and Film Market will take place January 28th –31st, 2009 at Mann’s Chinese Theatre in Hollywood and is currently accepting Film and Script submissions.The Hollywood Brazilian Film Festival and Film Market was created to bridge the gap between Hollywood, The World Film Community and the Brazilian Film Community. The festival creates unparalleled business and creative opportunities for diverse communities. Brazil developed in the recent past an ...

Vancouver Brazilian Film Festival premiers with 15 features

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The 1st Brazilian Film Festival of Vancouver, created and produced by the Inffinito Group of Brazil, will take place October 22nd to the 26th. 15 of the best and most recent Brazilian films and a special tribute to the work of cinematographer Walter Carvalho will mark the the Festival's premiere in CanadaCanada is currently an important partner for Brazil in the film and multimedia sector, with interest in developing agreements for co-productions, distribution and sales. In addition to creating...

ICFF MANAKI BROTHERS Golden Camera 300 award to W Carvalho

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This year, the winner of the Life Achievement Award Golden Camera 300 for the outstanding contribution to the world cinematography, at the 29th ICFF MANAKI BROTHERS, is the leading Brazilian and world cinematographer - WALTER CARVALHO.Walter CARVALHO - cinematographer, photographer, director, screen writer, producer was born in 1947 in the city of João Pessoa, in one of the 26 states of the Brazilian Federation.He moves to Rio de Janeiro in 1968 to study graphic design. The start of his rich ca...

"Linha De Passe" by Walter Salles, In competition at Cannes

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The filmLinha De Passe, the second film by Walter Salles to compete for a Palme d’Or, after 2004's Motorcycle Diaries, is about four brothers and their mother attempting to reinvent their lives in São Paulo. One is seeking his father; the second is an aspiring pro soccer player; the third embraces the priesthood; and the fourth is trying as well as he can to provide for the child he fathered. Meanwhile, their mother is awaiting a new baby. The Brazilian director, who was a member of the Short...

MIFF Celebrates Its 25th Anniversary

 Thursday, March 6---------Reaching a 25th anniversary is a milestone for any organization. For a film festival, it is a major accomplishment and a vantage point from which to appreciate past triumphs and survey new opportunities. As the Miami International Film Festival celebrated its silver anniversary at the glorious Gusman Center for the Performing Arts last evening, the mood was one of reverence for the past and anticipation for the future. “A Festival is nothing without the involvement ...

Ischia Fest looks towards Brazil

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RODRIGO SANTORO, BRAULIO MANTOVANI, MARCOS BERNSTEIN: ISCHIA GLOBAL FEST LOOKS TOWARD BRAZIL AND HONORS THE CAREER OF FLORINDA BOLKAN.  The new star of Brazilian film, Rodrigo Santoro (300), the screenwriter Braùlio Mantovani (Oscar nominee for Walter Salles’ film City of God), the director and producer Marcos Bernstein (key play in Brazil’s contemporary film culture) and actress Florinda Bolkan (special “Ischia Global’07 lifetime achievement award) will be the protagonists of the Isch...

Prizes & Party for young film professionals at Talent Campus

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Berlinale Talent Campus Prizes & Party for young film professionals"Cinema is opening the door to the world, cinema is thinking collectively. The Berlinale Talent Campus is a collective endeavour and I am proud to be part of it" said Walter Salles about his involvement as host in the Berlinale Talent Campus which, with more than 60 events, took place at the Berlin House of World Cultures from 12th to 17th February. The third Talent Campus concluded yesterday with a festive awards ceremony and a ...

Berlinale Talent Campus creative well

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Berlinale Talent Campus - Hosts Emi Wada, Dante Ferretti and Walter Salles Creative synergy – with 530 film talents from 90 countries and a total of 80 international experts the 2005 Berlinale Talent Campus is turning into the school for those wanting to make it in the film business. It takes place from 12 – 17 February 2005 in the Berlin House of World Cultures. This year more countries have joined: For the first times talents from Swaziland, El Salvador, Bangladesh, Jordan, Ethiopia, Tog...

Dante feretti, W Salles and Emi Wada at Berlinale Talent Campus

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Berlinale Talent Campus - Hosts Emi Wada, Dante Ferretti and Walter Salles Leading International Filmmakers announced as Hosts In their function as hosts Emi Wada, Dante Ferretti and Walter Salles will look after the up-and-coming filmmakers at the next Berlinale Talent Campus:Designing the costumes for Akira Kurosawa˜s Ran was the beginning of Japanese Emi Wada˜s international career. Since then she has worked on numerous films, amongst others, by Peter Greenaway (Prospero's Books, The Pillow...

Hollywood Fest bestows Kudos W. Salles and Moore...

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HOLLYWOOD FILM FESTIVAL BESTOWS KUDOS : WALTER SALLES' "THE MOTORCYCLE DIARIES," ALEJANDRO AMENABAR'S "THE SEA INSIDE," & "FAHRENHEIT 9/11" AMONG WINNERS"Vinzent" Wins Best Feature"What Remains of Us" Wins Best Documentary"Automation" Wins Best Short SubjectThe 8th Annual Hollywood Film Festival's "Hollywood Awards" ceremony, honoring independent filmmakers and established Hollywood professionals, was held last night before a standing-room-only audience of over 1,200 Hollywood Film Festival atte...

58th Edinburgh fest opens with diaries

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58th Festival Announces Cannes Titles Fresh from its acclaimed screening at Cannes, the 58th Edinburgh International Film Festival is proud to announce that its Opening Night film for 2004 will be THE MOTORCYCLE DIARIES. This UK premiere looks likely to be held in the presence of star GAEL GARCIA BERNAL and director WALTER SALLES.Cannes audience favourite, DEAR FRANKIE has also been confirmed for the Edinburgh programme. This film is from the screenwriter of Afterlife (EIFF Audience Award winne...

Michael Moore's Fahrenheit 911 Wins Cannes Palme d'or

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As predicted, Michael Moore takes home the Palme d'or for 'Fahrenheit 911',"the temperature in which freedom burns", the first documentary film to win the highest award at Cannes since Jacques Costeau's 'Silent World' in 1956.Upon receiving the honor Moore exclaimed: "What have you done? I'm completely overwhelmed by this. Merci."The film is an unusual documentary with interviews, news clips and free lance journalism, that reports the news that doesn't get reported by major networks about the Bu...

Michael Moore Wins Palme d'or!

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As predicted, Michael Moore takes home the Palme d'or for 'Fahrenheit 911',"the temperature in which freedom burns", the first documentary film to win the highest award at Cannes since Jacques Costeau's 'Silent World' in 1956.Upon receiving the honor Moore exclaimed: "What have you done? I'm completely overwhelmed by this. Merci."The film is an unusual documentary with interviews, news clips and free lance journalism, that reports the news that doesn't get reported by major networks about the Bu...

Cinema and Exile

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By now it should be clear that the selections in the official selection are carefully chosen for matching themes each day. 'Motorcycle Diaries' and 'Exils' both deal with returning to the past through landscape and cinema, mentalities of the time. For Walter Salles, its a return to 1952 and the diaries of Che Guavara, but also a way of looking at the exploited and underdeveloped Latin America of today. Tony Gatlif returns to present day Algeria as a way of coming to terms with his life in France...
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