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THE PROFESSIONAL IDIOT

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Meet Joseph Reedman. He has the supporting father, the 9-5 job and a girlfriend on the horizon. He is a god in his own eyes, but to everyone else he is a professional idiot. When his estranged brother Liam lands on his doorstep asking for help, life starts to take an unexpected turn and Joseph is faced with decisions that will alter his structured existence and maybe get him the woman of his dreams....

Sunscreen Film Fest Video Podcast 10, Revolution, Bravestar, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Firefly, Tremors, Western and more!

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Click link to watch! http://youtu.be/SdqM9HGnG2s   The Sunscreen Film Festival's live video podcast. Broadcast live at 10:30AM on Sunday September 23, 2012.   Festival Director Tony Armer, Superhero, RLSH Artiseroi and writer Brad Sibbersen discuss upcoming events, festival news, tips for filmmakers. Topics include, review of NBC's Revolution, Bravestar, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Firefly, Tremors, Western mixed genre films, Remo Williams, Flash Gordo...

New York: Japan Cuts - Festival of Contemporary Japanese Cinema

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New York: Japan Cuts - Festival of Contemporary Japanese Cinema JAPAN CUTS offered a cross section of contemporary Japanese film productions of which 12 were co-presented with the NYAFF in their sixth year of collaboration. The remainder of JAPAN CUTS 39 features was screened through July 28 at the Japan Society. What Sam Javier, the programmer of Japanese films observed several years ago, still applies,” … unhinged [film] insanity is unleashing hell on unsuspecting U.S. ...

Sweetheart

Director: Victoria Naumova.
Sara is intrigued when her ex-colleague, Matthew, invites her out for a drink. Is it a date? A friendly catch-up? Or something altogether different?

The Jaxon Film Fest’s Film Submission Deadline Quickly Approaching For Season

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Submit now to be considered for this year’s festival.  The Jaxon Film Fest’s formal deadline for film submissions is quickly approaching. July 31, 2012 is the final day to submit your film for consideration to this year’s festival. After that the submission is possible only through Withoutabox as an extended deadline. But a savings can still be realized if you are registered with Withoutabox.com as a filmmaker. Mission Statement The Jaxon Film Fest supports an...

Hot docs at Diff

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My fifth and last day at the cinematic wonderland that is DIFF consisted of three documentaries. The films are very diverse - two were made by Western filmmakers and the third one is by an Iranian who was stopped from filming his latest film and this doccie was smuggled out of Iran on a flash drive hidden in a cake! I kicked off my day with Semisweet: Life in chocolate that focuses on 4 different stories about chocolate - the top chocolatier in France, a spiritual couple's chocolates fro...

From Palestine to Africa

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Day 4 and it had two distinct themes - the Palestinian/Israeli issue and Africa in all its glory. Things sometime happen to me that seem too coincidental. I was traveling by Peoplemover to see two films about Palestine and then suddenly noticed the Durban Holocaust Centre. I've been trying to find it for years and then it just pops up. Maybe it was a sign... 5 Broken Cameras is an intensely personal documentary made by a resident of Bil'in called Emad Burnat , who started filming his life, t...

A Night at the Opera

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I go back quite a way with Gaius Caligula....having studied his crazed life and inevitable death when I was  a Classics Scholar at Balliol, and read his first 'biog'in Latin, what more natural  than that ,during  my third excursion to cover Cannes (for BBC radio and other media), I should have been invited by Andre Previn's movie-exec brother to attend the   very secret and first presentation in the world of the full-length, unexpurgated  film version of Caligula.It was an off-Marke...

2012 Twin Rivers Film and Media Festival Announce Screening Schedule

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    Siberia Monamour to screen at Twin Rivers Media Festival19th ANNUAL TWIN RIVERS INTERNATIONAL MEDIA AND FILM FESTIVAL ANNOUNCES 2012 FESTIVAL LINEUP   The 19th Annual season of The Twin Rivers Media Festival(TRMF) will celebrate this year with the latest in independent feature, documentary, short and animated films.  The festival runs from May 25th – May 27th 2012 in with features films screening each Friday night until June 22, 2012 at the Phil Mechani...

Robert Redford to introduce film about the environmental work of HRH The Prince of Wales

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Sundance Institute and The O2 announced today the programme of Special Events and panels that will take place at the inaugural Sundance London film and music festival, from 26-29 April at The O2. These events and panels were programmed by Sundance Institute, which annually hosts the Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah - the premier independent film festival in the United States.   Among the Special Events announced today are: ‘Rufus and Martha Wainwright sing Kate McGar...

Introducing Cinezoïque video

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The cinezoic era is not codified in any textbook. It does not exist but in the heads of dreamers. The Udine native Stefania Rota thought about molding it into the guise of a video named "Cinezoïque". It started out in December as a site-specific installation for Udine's Cinema Visionario and two months later landed on the Web (http://vimeo.com/37106377); in less than 24 hours, this video reached more than 10.000 views, launching Stefania Rota's name on the Internet, allowing her to ...

Meryl Streep wins heart and minds on Valentines Day in Berlin

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With the Fest at Midpoint Two American Iron Ladies have dominated the scene thus far, Angelina Jolie and Meryl Streep. For the first four days it was all about Angela, her hard hitting Bosnian genocide film, and her hectic personal life.On Valentines Day, Feb. 14, which comes exactly in the middle of the festival, it was Meryl Streep Day, who arrived to pick up a Berlin Bear Lifetime award and held forth before an enthralled overflow press conference audience. Jolie, 36, and now at the peak of ...

Career homage to British director Michael Hodges

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CAREER AWARD FOR MIKE HODGES     40 YEARS “GET CARTER” IN FANTASPORTO 2012   The Winner of Fantasporto in 1990 with "Black Rainbow" in the categories of Best Film and Best Actress (Rosanna Arquette), Mike Hodges, one of the most important British filmmakers, comes to Fantasporto 2012 to receive the Career Award. The director and writer who says that " films must have a soul and express the difficult truths of the human condition&quo...

A flash of New York in Kaunas International Film Festival

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The audience of Kaunas International Film Festival enjoyed an experimental cinema programme, curated by Jonas Mekas. It was an avant-garde female film programme, specially composed for a festival, a particular program – “Tribute to Adolfas Mekas” and the latest films of Jonas Mekas were demonstrated in special screenings. 30 September the audience had an opportunity to set eyes on Jonas Mekas film “Was There a War?” and in the evening –the Lithuanian premiere of Mekas latest film...

ÉCU Alumni: Interview with James McAleer

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1. Your film is about insects in a post-apocalyptic world – where does your inspiration come from? My inspiration usually starts from character or history, something visually striking or profound, and I build a story from there, but in the case of ‘Invertebrate’, it was a flash of inspiration under pressure… I was in a pitch meeting with the local branch of the now defunct UK Film council (Northern Film & Media- thankfully NFM are still here) where I had been as...

Tip of the day include a video on your profile

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     Include a video in your profile   Upload a video from your computer. Your account offers you a significant amount of storing space (500M) allowing to upload a few videos. Of course you do not have to upload videos but you should at least upload one (trailer, awards...) to have something in the "My videos" and enjoy a better visibility in the community. 1. Start uploading : click "create content/video" tab http://www....

About DDR for Sony

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Reprint Works great with Sony Z1U I bought this unit for my Sony Z1U after being pleased with the Sony POV camera (HXR-MC1) with Sony Memory Stick Pro Duo media for over a year. Solid State recording media are the way to go! 

I downloaded and read the manual thoroughly before buying the device, so there weren't very many surprises. I avoid manufacturers that don't make their manuals available before purchase.

The HVR-MRC1 mounts on the hot shoe of the Z1U with an adaptor that is ...

The inspirational TRUE STORY about Sam Childers and the civil conflict in Sudan, “Machine Gun Preach

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The inspirational TRUE STORY about Sam Childers and the civil conflict in Sudan, “Machine Gun Preacher”, Due out Nov 2, 2011Executive producer of “Machine Gun Preacher”, Louise Rosner, is brave, fearless, pretty, and personable. She traveled to Sudan and Uganda back in January of 2010 for pre-production research and scouting, and stated that, “Going to Sudan was especially intimidating. The director, Marc Forster (“The Kite Runner”), the screenwriter, Jason Keller, and I, had to...

PARANORMAL ACTIVITY 3 makes history on opening weekend! Why?

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  What is it that makes supernatural horror the genre of choice today? This is not just any horror but a new kind, one that is less gratuitous than a ‘slasher’ leaving more to the imagination and dealing with an external fear surpassing the microcosmic interior world of the psychological thriller? The unequaled success of the PARANORMAL ACTIVITY franchise is prime example. This isn’t just an old fashioned ghost story with haunted souls disturbing the living; no, the lurking paranor...

ÉCU’s suggestions for things to do in October

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As the month of October starts in Paris and the hot heat of our long Indian summer continues, it’s strange to think that winter must be on its way. To make the most of this last flash of hot weather, ÉCU has found some of the best things to do in Paris this month, including some things based outdoors for the sunny days, but also some things indoors for the cold front which will probably hit us by the end of the month…   “Le festival Pariscience” is taking place from 7th...

Edinburgh festival kicks off this weeks with new vi

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The EDINBURGH INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL kicks off this week, 15 – 26 Junehttp://www.edfilmfest.org.uk/ There’s a lot happening across the 12 days of the Festival, but we wanted to pick out a few highlights and events (some of which are connected with our partners and fellow travellers):• Nokia Short Weekender23 – 26 Junehttp://www.edfilmfest.org.uk/films?src=strandlink§ion=Nokia%2BShorts%2BWeekenderA selection of international shorts including drama, animation and documentary, incl...

Gava/Gate Animation Class Celebrates 14th Year!

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Our not-for-profit, community-based animation class is celebrating our 14th year!Our students, ages 10-18, create short films using Adobe Photoshop and Flash.  Gava/Gate Animation ClassGreenbelt Access Television, Inc.15 Crescent RoadGreenbelt MD 20770 USA ...

Special Screening Added of Cult Classic Film Forbidden Zone (in color!)

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As a late addition, the Charleston International Film Festival is beyond excited to announce that thecult classic film FORBIDDEN ZONE (in color!) by director, Richard Elfman, has been added to the schedule, Thursday May 19th at 11 pm at Cinebarre!  Added to the fun, Richard will personally be on hand to perform a brief musical surprise number before thescreening with his modified band Mystic Knights of the Cinebarre-Boingo, and will be available for a Q&A session after the show.     As ...

The BUFF Blog (April 2011)

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For many people, British urban cinema came into its’ own with the premiere of ‘Adulthood’ on June the 20th 2009. 2 years on, the genre has now spawned its’ first spoof with the cheekily titled Anuvahood. It was at the Adulthood premiere when BUFF first caught up with messyrs Aml Ameen & Kamara Bacchus. It wasn’t your standard red carpet interview. Such is the beauty of the English language that a word can mean so many things to so many people – let’s just say the word BUFF wa...

East End Film Festival is turning 10 years old

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  EAST END FILM FESTIVAL TEN YEAR ANNIVERSARY programme (Wednesday 27 April - Monday 2 May 2011) Since its first edition in 2001, East End Film Festival has grown to become one of the UK's largest film festivals. Last year's festival comprised over 200 screenings and events across 29 venues, reaching an audience of over 30,000 people - and this year East End Film Festival will celebrate itsTEN YEAR ANNIVERSARY with a programme that promises to be even bigger and better! Fro...

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