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NYJFF 2017 Shalom Rabin Premiere

By Maria Esteves – January 25, 2017 The 26th New York Jewish Film Festival 2017 (NYJFF17) World Premiere of SHALOM RABIN documentary, by Israeli filmmaker Amos Gitai commenced Sunday, January 22nd at the Walter Reade Theater. Q&A session immediately followed with director Gitai, moderated by Richard Peña, director emeritus, New York Film Festival, professor of Film Studies, Columbia University. Questions posed to director Gitai by Peña included: What was the rel...

2016 filmmaker Q&A

Q&A's with visiting filmmakers are a regular staple of Mirror Mountain screenings!

Spa Night Q&A with Andrew Ahn and Joe Seo

By Maria Esteves – July 29, 2016 The 39th Asian American International Film Festival 2016 (AAIFF16) Opening Night Premiere of SPA NIGHT, directed by Andrew Ahn was held at Asia Society, New York, Thursday, July 21, 2016. A special Q&A session with director Ahn and lead actor Joe Seo moderated by festival programs manager Haisong Li, AAIFF, immediately followed. Questions posed to Ahn and Seo by Li and the audience included: "What message did you wanted to deliver by makin...

My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2 Q&A with Nia Vardalos and Elena Kampouris

By Maria Esteves – April 5, 2016 The MOMS MAMARAZZI Special Presentation of MY BIG FAT GREEK WEDDING 2, directed by Kirk Jones and written by Oscar nominee Nia Vardalos was held in New York, Friday, March 18, 2016. Actress/writer Nia Vardalos (Toula) and actress Elena Kampouris (Paris, Toula's daughter) appeared for a Q&A session after the presentation moderated by co-founders Denise Albert and Melissa Musen Gerstein, The Moms Sirius XM. Questions and discussions posed by The Moms...

Eddie the Eagle Q&A with Michael Edwards

EDDIE THE EAGLE Q&A with Michael Edwards: Great Britain's first Olympic ski jumper Michael "Eddie" Edwards, 1988 Winter Olympic winner. By Maria Esteves – February 25, 2016 THE MOMS New York screening of EDDIE THE EAGLE, directed by Dexter Fletcher was held at Regal Cinemas Battery Park 11, Monday, February 22, 2016. A special Q&A session with Eddie the Eagle Michael Edwards moderated by co-founder Denise Albert and Melissa Musen Gerstein, The Moms Siriu...

Invitation > Shooting the Truth (free screening at Rich Mix, London)

The Insight Film Festival cordially invites you to "Shooting the Truth", an evening of Insight award-winning short films (from the UK and around the world) and Q&A discussion at 7.30 pm on 20 October 2015 at Rich Mix in Bethnal Green, London. Admission is free. (Rich Mix programme page | tickets | map) ...

NYFF52 Time Out of Mind Press Conference

By Maria Esteves – October 25, 2014 The 52nd New York Film Festival 2014 (NYFF52) U.S. Premiere of TIME OUT OF MIND, press conference with writer/director Oren Moverman and actor/producer Richard Gere moderated by NYFF Selection Committee Amy Taubin, Film Society of Lincoln Center, was held at the Walter Reade Theater on Thursday, September 25, 2014. Questions posed to director Moverman and Gere by moderator Taubin and members of the press included "Did you have lots of different po...

Terracotta Festival, London Asian Film Festival announces guests

 TERRACOTTA FESTIVAL 2012, the 4th edition of the London Far East Film Festival, is proud to welcome some very talented actors and directors from Japan, Taiwan and China: Denden, Da Ching, Toshiaki Toyoda and Guo Xiaolu for a weekend of movies, Q&As, Masterclasses and parties at the Prince Charles Cinema in London, on 12th - 15th April 2012 DENDEN - HIMIZU ACTOR - will hold a Q&A after the screening of Himizu. Most well-known in the UK for his award-winning performance as...

China's first sex shop comedy playing at Terracotta Festival this weekend with director's attendance

 RED LIGHT REVOLUTION was shot in China with Chinese actors and Sam Voutas himself (He was part of the cast of CITY OF LIFE AND DEATH) and is a comedy about a down and out Beijinger who resorts to opening an adult shop to make ends meet, sparking a sexual revolution in his conservative neighborhood. God knows how it passed the censors - actually, the director is will be there, so you can ask him after the film at the Q&A on Sunday 8th May, 12.15 noon.Or, Come and meet the dire...

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Sci-Fi London presents Yakuza Weapon at Terracotta Festival

Terracotta Festival are delighted to announce a reciprocal programming arrangement with SCI-FI-London this year:  Terracotta Festival presented “Gantz” (based on a smash hit Manga) at SCI-FI-LONDON on April 26th, and to reciprocate, SCI-FI-LONDON will present “Yakuza Weapon” at Terracotta Festival on May 7th, 18.00 followed by a Q&A by actor/director TAK SAKAGUCHI ...

Zipangu Fest - Tetsuaki Matsue In Conversation

 Tetsuaki Matsue is a young Japanese indie filmmaker (of Korean descent, which he explored in his graduation film, Annyong Kimchi) who is currently at the forefront of Japan's indie scene. Having successfully directed a documentary about AV actress Yumika Hayashi, Annyong Yumika (also in the festival), after the discovery of her involvement in a low-budget Korean production. He attended the festival due to his latest film, Live Tape, which took the Japanese festival circuit by surprise due to ...

LKFF Preview of I SAW THE DEVIL + Q&A with director Kim Jee-woon

 I SAW THE DEVIL is the last delivery from cult Korean director, Kim Jee-woon exploring the theme of vengeance; young secret agent goes on a hunt and torture rampage of the killer of his fiancée.  I SAW THE DEVIL does not shy away from vicious violence, both displayed by the killer and the agent, with some graphic scenes that resulted in the film being panned by critics in Korean and also banned. Twice. The government being fearful for the mental health of Korean citizens. However, when th...

JAPAN CUTS Festival of Contemporary Japanese Cinema (July 1-16)

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JAPAN CUTS returns with the only large-scale Japanese film festival in North America, offering U.S. and NY premieres of the latest and best in Japanese cinema. In its fourth consecutive year, the summer festival will screen over 20 titles (the most ever!), including co-presentations with the New York Asian Film Festival (July 1-4) and a special selection of films from the last decade (Best of Unreleased Naughties!) which have not been treated to U.S. release.

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Charleston International Film Festival 2010 Workshops and Q&A's

The 3rd Annual Charleston International Film Festival (CIFF), South Carolina’s premiere event for independent filmmakers and film enthusiasts, would like to announce its 2010 workshops, Q&A’s and seminars.  Three workshops and Q&A’s are offered free of charge.  They include:  The Final Cut Pro Editing Workshop sponsored by the Center for the Documentary at the College of Charleston, is a hands-on beginners workshop where you will learn the fundamentals of video editi...

Script to Screen Q&A Huge Success! - 2009 Charleston International Film Festival (

SCRIPT TO SCREEN Q&A - 2009 Charleston International Film Festival Ever wonder how a script gets to production and screen? Do you have writing or producing aspirations, or your own screenplay? Industry professionals Joanna Kerns (; WGA nominated writer and producer Jason Tracey of USA Network's Burn Notice; Marshall Persinger, Executive Producer of ABC Lifetime's Army Wives series; Terry Sweeney and Lanier Laney from Saturday Night Live and MadTV, ...

IFFBoston 2009 - Opening Night Q&A - Blowing Up Prague

Director Rian Johnson explains how he incorporated the destruction of some very nice buildings in Prague on a limited budget for his film, The Brothers Bloom - the Opening Night feature for IFFBoston 2009 - thereby "completely ruining the magic".

IFFBoston 2009 - Opening Night Q&A - Ricky Jay

During Q&A on Opening Night at IFFBoston 2009, director Rian Johnson gives some background on Ricky Jay and his involvement in the evening's film, The Brothers Bloom.

IFFBoston 2009 - Opening Night Q&A - Costume and Production Design

After screening his newest feature, The Brothers Bloom, on Opening Night at IFFBoston 2009, director Rian Johnson discusses costume and production design during Q&A.

IFFBoston 2009 - Opening Night Q&A - Intro

Following the IFFBoston 2009 Opening Night feature, The Brothers Bloom, Program Director Adam Roffman introduces the film's director, Rian Johnson, to an appreciative crowd.

IFFBoston - Day 4 - Turn the River - Q&A - Tough Shot

Chris Eigeman and Famke Janssen describe the mood on the set before, during, and after her attempt at sinking a tough billiards shot integral to the film Turn the River for the Q&A audience at IFFBoston.

IFFBoston - Day 4 - Turn the River - Q&A - Intro

At IFFBoston, Managing Director Dan McCallum introduces Turn the River's writer-director, Chris Eigeman, and leading lady, Famke Janssen, to the Q&A audience.

IFFBoston - Day 4 - Ballast - Q&A

During Q&A following a screening of his film, Ballast, at IFFBoston (in another dimly lit room), Director Lance Hammer discusses the selection of setting, story and cast for the film.  In the background, the raucous crowd attending the plugged-in Wizard Rock show elsewhere in the building can be heard cheering.


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