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Irregular Seasoning

Director: Adrien Beau.
Irregular Seasoning is loosely inspired by the life of the French Marchioness de Brinvilliers (1630-1676). The Marchioness is a depressed woman of the French aristocracy who leads a dull life in her castle, dominated by her husband, an "important" man, her small daughter and the servants. Attempting to end her days with rat poison, she resolves to test it on one of her maids. Rather sucessfully. She discovers a passion for poisoning, and she considers it an art. One by one, she kills her husband, her daughter and the greater part of the well-bred people that come around for a visit. She finds her life’s purpose, yet her life ends with her being burned at the stake. In her finest garments, she happily meets her end having finally done something with her life. But even the Marquise knows, all good things must come to an end.

Cortoons Festival 2012

This year, it will be from 14 to 18 March 2012, in the usual venue at the Palladium Theater, in Rome. The competition categories are 7: Italian Short Films, International Short Films 1-4 minutes, 4-20 minutes Shorts International; Shorts Schools, Videoclips, VFX, Featured animation films. - The subject is free - There is no fee - The films must be made after1st January 2010 - All-animation techniques are eligible - The deadline is on 15 January 2012 - The Festival is free of charge Download the entry form from the website www.cortoons.it in the section: 'Registration and Regulation' Contact us at: info@cortoons.it produzione@cortoons.it

Director Ester Brym introduces new Czech music documentary about Chinaski band

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New project from Ester Brym's factory is Czech music documentary called Netoč Nás, Natoč Sebe (Film Yourself, Not Us) featuring the band Chinaski and its fans. Each day during their 2011 World Tour, the fans were told to film whatever happens to them right before the concert and submit the footage for this unusual film inspired by Ridley Scott's Life in a Day. Not only fans, but also all members of the band shot sometimes funny, sometimes sad and sometimes very usual progress of ...

The alternative birth of the Music Video

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By Robert Barry In April 2005, less than a year before shooting their own debut film Electroma, the French electronic group Daft Punk directed themselves in a video for the song 'Robot Rock', from their third album, Human After All. The video finds Thomas Bangalter and Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo in black leather and robot masks performing on a dark, neon-lit stage resembling somewhat the sets for the BBC's flagship pop music show Top of the Pops in the late eighties. Surrounding the stage, a p...

House (music video) trailer

NEW SUBMISSION TO ÉCU 2012 MUSIC VIDEO CATEGORY Music video for band Cool Fun... From the crevices of a decrepit house the disjointed bodies of elegant dolls come to life, watched over by a strange and sinister little girl. Les poupées élégante devenue à la vie dans les crevasses d'une maison décrépite, surveillé par une jeune fille étrange et sinistre jeunes.

A Tax on Bunny Rabbits

Director: Nathaniel Akin.
A short film featuring the elegant simplicity of typewriter style text animation. Birds, Bunnies, Robots. A small solution to a large problem.

Rebellious Children of the Unconscious

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Director: Hector Martinez.
Martin is an aspiring screenwriter whose scripts keep getting rejected. His long-suffering wife wants normalcy. To save his marriage, Martin abandons his dream and takes a job mowing lawns. Soon, a pair of mysterious characters appear in his landscape, making trouble and teaching him new ways to enjoy and appreciate his life. Martin is propelled onto a journey of discovering the power of a writer's imagination and the connection between reality and the unconscious.

"Ballads & Things", The Collegium - Forum & Television Program Berlin, Arts Calendar

THE COLLEGIUM - Forum & Television Program Berlin Production & Direction: Fountainhead Tanz Theatre, Black International Cinema Berlin, Cultural Zephyr e.V. ....We Have a Dream and Still We Rise....

"Ballads & Things", The Collegium - Forum & Television Program Berlin, Arts Calendar

THE COLLEGIUM - Forum & Television Program Berlin Production & Direction: Fountainhead Tanz Theatre, Black International Cinema Berlin, Cultural Zephyr e.V. ....We Have a Dream and Still We Rise....

Long-time Composer for Ron de Cana Productions Releases New Album

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Gregory Campbell Johnson of Acoustic Labs, an 8-year collaborator with Ron de Cana Productions for film scores, has released a new album! "Aerial" is now available on iTunes, and will also be available from Spotify and amazon in the next two weeks. Check out http://itunes.apple.com/us/album/aerial/id463191307?ign-mpt=uo%3D4 to download. Featured on the album are "The Rose" and "Dark Star" from Ron de Cana Productions' 2010 film "A.L.I.C.E." and "Fou...

Car Lights Like Tears

Director: Peter Hastie.
A lone soul looks for pity in the night. Text from an anonymous blog.

Threads

Director: Peter Hastie.
A woman's descent into spirit. Experimental film derived from video footage of an art installation by Kate E Deeming. While most of the techniques in evidence - dissolves, fades, double exposures etc - were in use within a few years of the birth of cinema, they are presented here in a context which highlights their potential within the digital era, serving the needs of an ever-expanding visual language. Threads was edited within a single editing program. No additional plug-ins were used. Music: Scope J by Scott Walker (vocals by Ute Lemper). International festival screening rights secured.

"A.L.I.C.E." receives 23rd festival acceptance!

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"A.L.I.C.E." received its 23rd festival acceptance. It will play the 14th annual Zimbabwe Int'l Film Festival in Harare from Sept. 30-Oct. 7, 2011. "A.L.I.C.E." is represented for int'l broadcast sales by Fred Joubaud of Ouat Media. (fred.joubaud@ouatmedia.com) For more info on the film, please visit: http://www.dawnwestlake.com/dawnwestlake/rondecana/films/alice/index.html ...

PLEASURE the scary horror english movie by Babu Kishan

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'PLEASURE' AEnglish Scary Horror Movie by Babu Kishan An anguished college girl Christina, deals with the recent loss of her mother whilst being slowly possessed by her craving spirit, causing Christina to give into her most carnal desires. The recent death of her mother has put Christina into a bad state, even the consolation of her best friend Allison doesn’t seem to help. To make matters worse, since her mother died Christina finds she...

The Wavecrest Award Nominations are posted

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Here they are. These are the films and performers who have demonstrated an edge over this years competition and we have nominated for Wavecrest Awards. First of all, we must salute this years Triple Threat Film Maker.  We take great pride in watching every film submitted for excellence in several aspects of film making that include acting, writing and directing and sometimes everything else that goes into making a film.  While several films met the qualifications for th...

XXVI. Black International Cinema Berlin 2011 - Festival Impressions

Opening Ceremony, May 4, 2011, Rathaus Schöneberg (city hall), Library photo: Michael Jurisch http://www.black-international-cinema.com/BIC11/html/fotos_11/bic11_fotos_may4.html

XXVI. Black International Cinema Berlin 2011 - Festival Impressions

Prof. Donald Muldrow Griffith, Berlin/USA, Co-Founder/Producer/Director/Publisher Fountainhead® Tanz Theatre / Black International Cinema Berlin / The Collegium - Forum & Television Program Berlin / Cultural Zephyr e.V. photo: Michael Jurisch http://www.black-international-cinema.com/BIC11/html/fotos_11/bic11_fotos_may4.html

XXVI. Black International Cinema Berlin 2011 - Festival Impressions

Prof. Levi Frazier, Jr. Blues City Cultural Center & Southwest Tennessee Community College, USA & Mahide Lein, Cultural Ambassador, ahoi-artist & event management, Berlin http://www.black-international-cinema.com/BIC11/html/fotos_11/bic11_fotos_may4.html

XXVI. Black International Cinema Berlin 2011 - Festival Impressions

May Baptista, Berlin/USA Representative of the Embassy of the United States of America, Berlin photo: Michael Jurisch http://www.black-international-cinema.com/BIC11/html/fotos_11/bic11_fotos_may4.html

XXVI. Black International Cinema Berlin 2011 - Festival Impressions

Prof. Levi Frazier, Jr. Blues City Cultural Center & Southwest Tennessee Community College, USA & Master Matthew Frazier, Filmmaker, Media-Complex, USA photo: Thomas M. Wendt http://www.black-international-cinema.com/BIC11/html/fotos_11/bic11_fotos_may4.html

THE COURTYARD OF MUSIC

Director: Sergio Visinoni.
“There are 130 music bands in the Bergamo area”. Gianluigi often talks about this, and he really looks amazed by a musical and social phenomenon that seems to defy passing time: how strange that, in an age when music is so easily accessible, someone should spend years learning how to play an instrument just for the pleasure of playing it with a bunch of fellow dilettanti – the latter word being used in its positive meaning, of course. This is the starting point of a journey into Gianluigi Trovesi’s music and personal memories along the many years of his activity both in the Nembro band and in the territory hosting it.

Bollywood Musical Comedy Movie

"Miya Anari Ba Biwi Khilari Ba" is a upcoming Bhojpuri Bollywood-style Canadian-Indian musical comedy film written, directed and produced by Babukishan Das (interview) starring Birbal, Yogini, Varsha, Chhatu Master, Yunus Parvez and many more. The film featurs songs performed by renowned Bollywood singers Sapna Awasti, Vinod Rathod, Chandana Dixit, Anuradha Paudwal and Anwar. Filmed in India with great

Topanga Film Festival - Neuroscience Converges with Independent Cinema

The 7th Annual Topanga Film Festival - Neuroscience Converges with Independent Cinema
http://www.topangafilmfestival.com

We will have interesting salon discussions between filmmakers and neuroscientists to discover the science
behind the art. What is the biology of creativity? Does the Director really have control over the audience's response?
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We are also premiering MYNDPLAY - a new technology that allows the user to use their brain waves to determine the outcome of the movie.

We have a couple of world premiere's at our festival, there will be music, a 3D day and of course parties to cap off the evening.

Topanga Film Festival

Scoring the film

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As we head into the studio to score our film a few thoughts cross my mind.  Will I be able to deliver the proper music since I'm tied so closely to the project and what kind of music should I write?  To kind of get past that I enlisted the help of a good friend of mine who is an amazing drummer and producer.  We realized that film needed music to be subtle so that it would fit the pace of the film. We came up with a great idea of writing one long piece and breaking it up into parts so that th...

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