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NEWSLETTER N° 509: May 20, 2011: Cannes 1st week‏

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NEWSLETTER N° 509: May 20, 2011

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Cannes paid tribute to Jean-Paul Belmondo
Last night the Festival de Cannes paid tribute to Jean-Paul Belmondo by dedicating a special evening to him whereby he was awarded a Palme d?or. The screening of a documentary, a meal and a party was the order of the evening to celebrate the actor. "I am very moved by this Palme d?or whic...

Pardo d'onore Swisscom goes to Abel Ferrara
Pardo d?onore Swisscom goes to Abel Ferrara At the forthcoming edition of the Festival del film Locarno, American director Abel Ferrara will receive the Pardo d?onore Swisscom, the prize for career achievement awarded every year to a contemporary director for an outstanding body of work. © Fre...


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Fun Facts about Festival de Cannes
A little over halfway done with Festival de Cannes now! How about some pretty impressive fun facts and numbers to give you an idea of how big this production is? 2km: The total length of red carpet unraveled over the duration of the festival; carpets are changed three times a day. 6: New languages were added to the Cannes website last year to stress the festival?s international character. ...

Lars von Trier Admits to Being a Nazi, Understanding Hitler (Cannes 2011)
Kirsten Dunst and Charlotte Gainsbourg look on in disbelief as the "Melancholia" director shocks at Cannes press conference. CANNES ? Danish director Lars Von Trier pulled a Mel Gibson in Cannes Wednesday, giving a shocking and hilarious press conference for his new film Melancholia in which he admitted to being a Nazi, to understanding Hitler and speculated that his next movie could b...

Kirsten Dunst Signs Autographs for Fans After Melancholia Press Conference
After a Wednesday morning press conference for her new film "Melancholia" directed by Lars von Trier, Kirsten Dunst happily signed autographs for enthusiastic fans waiting outside. Jimmy Helm ...

Twin Rivers Multimedia Festival Kicks Off Friday, May 27!
Presented by Courtyard Gallery, the 17th Annual Twin Rivers Media Festival schedule is as follows: Friday, May 27 - 7:30-10:00 pm - Festival kickoff, hors d'oeuvres & featured Animation, Dramas & Documentaries. Saturday, May 28 - Noon-4 pm - Animation, Experimental, Narratives & Drama Sunday, May 29 - Noon-4 pm - Documentaries 2011 Official Selections and past favorite films will b...

Mel Gibson, Jodie Foster Earn Standing Ovation at 'The Beaver' International Premiere (Cannes 2011)
Valery Hache/AFP/Getty Images CANNES -- Jodie Foster and Mel Gibson walked the red carpet together at Cannes' international premiere of The Beaver Tuesday night. They entered the Palais' Lumiere Theatre walking hand-in-hand. During the screening they sat next to Summit's Patrick Wachsberger and Rob Friedman. And as the lights came up at the end of the film, they were rewarded with a ten-m...

"The Tree of Life" Receives Underwhelming Reaction From Audience
Normal 0 Brad Pitt stars in Terrence Malick?s Tree of Life. Courtesy of Fox Searchlight. I attended an 11:00 a.m. screening of ?The Tree Of Life? today. With the enormous amounts of media attention the film has been getting, I figured it best to show up early. By the time I arrived at 9:00 a.m. a massive line had already begun to form. I overheard the man at the front of the line say he had bee...



Sarkozy biopic drags dirty French politics to Cannes
by Charles Onians (On Twitter: @abcharlieafp!/abcharlieafp) CANNES , France The dirty world of French politics was dragged up the Cannes red carpet Wednesday with the premiere of "The Conquest," the much-anticipated tale of Nicolas Sarkozy's rise to power. The press packed out the main theatre at Cannes to view the film, showing out of competition, afte...

Melancholia Press Conference
Melancholia is the most recent movie by the Danish director Lars von Trier, starring Kirsten Dunst and Charlotte Gainsbourg. The film premiers at the Cannes Film Festival today, May 18. At the press conference, director Lars von Trier used a funny but somewhat dark (and maybe inappropriate) attitude to answer different questions. When asked if he would consider making a comedy after directing so ...

GO FOR IT! in Theaters Friday, May 20, 2011
By Maria Esteves ? May 18, 2011 GO FOR IT! is a powerful and provocative inner city story based on Carmen (Aimee Garcia), a teenager?s decision whether to pursue her God given dance talent in a university or not. This film explores the competitiveness in the art of dance, student?s academic challenges in a learning environment, economic and social depravity of inner city life. Interview with GO F...

2 Films with a message meet in Cannes around same subject and true story: Muslim saves young jews in occupied Paris WW2
Both films (a feature film and a short film) tell a story based on the true life of Rector of The Grande Mosquée de Paris who saved young jews in 1942 by forging certificates of muslim origin for hundreds of young jews. 500 to 1600 the exact figure is not available, on Schindlers's list there WAS a list Free Men (Les hommes libres) written and directed by Ismaël FERROUKHI, produced by Fabi...

Pirates of the Caribbean 4; Aussie gold rush, by Eva Rinaldi - 16th May 2011
Pirates of the Caribbean: Geoffrey Rush Jack Sparrow and Barbossa embark on a quest to find the elusive fountain of youth, only to discover that Blackbeard and his daughter are after it too. And not only that, legendary Australian actor, Geoffrey Rush joins in the fun. Johnny Depp and action adventure / fantasy genre fans are fired up about this tale of adventure, with the tried and tr...

Pirates of the Caribbean

Foster thinks Cannes film can be 'therapeutic' for Gibson
by Deborah Cole (On Twitter: @doberah!/doberah) CANNES, France Jodie Foster drew cheers at Cannes on Tuesday for her latest film "The Beaver" and said she thought the experience of making it could be "therapeutic" for her troubled star Mel Gibson. The small-budget drama, directed by Foster and featuring Gibson as a depressed toy company executive who tur...


 in The Tree of Life, Terrence Malick tackles the age old questions of “What is the meaning of life?


This man: immam SI KADDOUR BENGHABRIT saved hundreds of jews during WW2, a true story on which Ensemble is based.
Si Kaddour Benghabrit Si Kaddour Benghabrit was born in 1868 he died in 1954 and survived deportation. Si Kaddour Benghabrit ( ?? ???? ?? ?????) ou Abdelqader Ben Ghabrit, né à Sidi Bel Abbes en 1868 et mort à Paris en 1954, était un Haut fonctionnaire Francais du ministère des Affair...

Stars at Cannes turn out for AIDS charity event
Normal 0 Uma Thurman poses upon arrival to the 2011 amfAR's Cinema Against AIDS Benefit Gala (AFP/File, Martin Bureau) CANNES, France ? Monaco's Prince Albert II and his bride-to-be Charlene Wittstock joined other celebrities on Thursday for an AIDS fundraising gala on the sidelines of the Ca...

Lars van Triers and Nazis...Statement from the Board of Directors of the Festival de Cannes
The Festival de Cannes provides artists from around the world with an exceptional forum to present their works and defend freedom of expression and creation. The Festival's Board of Directors, which held an extraordinary meeting this Thursday 19 May 2011, profoundly regrets that this forum ha...

Kirsten Dunst arriving at the palais
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Kirsten Dunst Signs Autographs for Fans After Melancholia Press Conference
After a Wednesday morning press conference for her new film "Melancholia" directed by Lars von Trier, Kirsten Dunst happily signed autographs for enthusiastic fans waiting outside. Jimmy Helm ...

Brad Pitt Signs Autographs After "Tree of Life" Press Conference
Perhaps the most anticipated press conference this year at the Cannes Film Festival was for "The Tree of Life." Although director Terrance Malick did not show up, Brad Pitt did and created a media frenzy. Fans went crazy as he exited the conference room. Jimmy Helm ...

Tallinn celebrated Naomi Kawase
In preparation of the launch of an omnibus film - 60 Seconds of Solitude in Year Zero - the highlight event of European Capital of Culture Tallinn 2011, Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival organized a short welcome and press gathering on Tuesday 17 May 2011. The press gathering introduc...

Festivals organizers attending the panels and wine tasting FUTURE OF FESTIVAL MAY 15
The festival will be represented in style with a crowd of 100 Cinando POFF POFF Vilnius International Film Festival Vilnius International Film Festival FESTIVAL PARIS CINEMA CentEast Market Warsaw Toronto International Film...

Spotted in Cannes and buzzed about
Philippe Ramos the director of THE SILENCE OF JOAN (JEANNE CAPTIVE) starring Bernard BLANCAN, Clémence POESY, Jean-François STÉVENIN, Johan LEYSEN, Liam CUNNINGHAM, Louis-Do DE LENCQUESAING, Mathieu AMALRIC, Thierry FREMONT David Rauchenberger plays Michael by "Michael" by first...

'Pirates of the Caribbean' latest
(From Left) British actor and producer Ian McShane, Spanish actress Penelope Cruz, US actor Johnny Depp, Australian actor Geoffrey Rush, French actress Astrid-Berges Frisbey and British actor Sam Claflin pose during the photocall of "Pirates of the Caribbean : On Stranger Tides" presented ...

Focus shifts from movies to music at Cannes as Duran Duran performs at AIDS awareness benefit
( Joel Ryan / Associated Press ) - Members of the band Duran Duran, from left, John Taylor, Simon Le Bon, Nick Rhodes and Roger Taylor pose for photographs at the 64th international film festival, in Cannes, southern France, Friday, May 13, 2011. By Associated Press CANNES, France ? The Ca...


 Jonathan Demme guest of second Aruba, along other prestigious line up




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Festival Screening in Cannes of Anton Chekhov's The Duel by Dover Kosasvhili
"Another classic masterpiece from the producer of The Remains of The Day
The Festival Film for 2011"


En semble winner of Banlieuz'Art to screen in the Palais, Bazin 2.00 followed by press conference, cocktail party at Martini Terazza.


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 Pacific Meridian - Vladivostok International Film Festival of Asian Pacific countries August 10-16,2011
«Pacific Meridian» is an International Film Festival of Asian Pacific Countries. Asian-Pacific Coutries are the countries surrounded by Pacific Ocean and countries of South-East Asia including India. Film Festival is held annually in one of the most beautiful places on the Pacific Ocean coast - Vladivostok. ...(John Paul II.)
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 The 3rd Iñigo Film Festival calling for shorts August 16-19,2011
The cinema enjoys a wealth of languages, a multiplicity of styles and a variety of narrative forms that are truly great: from realism to fable, from history to science fiction, from adventure to tragedy, from comedy to news, from animated cartoon to documentary...(John Paul II.)

The Jesuits are pleased again to announce the 3rd “Iñigo Film Festival” for short films at the World Youth Day 2011 in Madrid, Spain
Entries are accepted in the following categories: narrative fiction, animated and documentary on the general theme of ‘City of God’. A wide variety of interpretations of this topic is expected and encouraged.

 New York International Independent Film and Video FestivalFall Edition in los angeles:
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 The Ruby Mountain Film Festival August 11-14, 2011 
The Ruby Mountain Film Festival is dedicated to the exhibition and nurturing of film and video as an art. The RMFF presents a full range of storytelling through visual arts from independent and student filmmakers to big budget major motion pictures with a particular emphasis on low budget feature films, student films and westerns.

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 Raindance Film Festival 2011 28 September - 9 October, 2011

Raindance showcases features and shorts made by independent filmmakers from all around the world to an audience of film fans, journalists, acquisition executives, actors, producers and directors. Each year we receive thousands of film submissions of just about every genre you can imagine from very talented filmmakers so it’s safe to assume that the competition is fierce. If you think your film has what it takes to make Raindance ’11 then submit your film before the 17th June 2011. 
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 Dimension 3 2011 May 24- 26, 2011
Dimension 3 reaffirms its ambition to offer a networking platform, by gathering together professionals who offer new tools, products or services and those who are looking for solutions or new practices in the field of images, from creation to visualization. Efforts should be made to avoid trivialization and give creation a prestigious image, be itstereoscopic 3D, mixed reality, haptic technologies, ultra-high resolution, etc.
Technology should make images smarter, but also continue to be a vector for emotions: creators must hold a prominent position at the center of this issue. In this perspective, Dimension 3 new edition also provides a place for young creators to showcase their talents, offering opportunities and creating vocations. This year’s event is spread out across two venues, one of which is dedicated to the ecosystem of images from filming to visualization, the other to new uses and talents.
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 HollyShorts Film Festival August 11-18, 2011
The 7th Annual HollyShorts Film Festival, scheduled for August 11-18, 2011, is now accepting submissions and commercials ( 2010 HSFF featured over 200 projects showcasing stars and filmmakers including David Arquette, James Caan, John Dahl, James Franco, and Kirsten Dunst. HSFF awards over $40,000 in prizes, including $20,000 in services courtesy of Company 3.
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 The Los Angeles Film Festival - june 16-26, 2011
Now in its 17th year, the Los Angeles Film Fetival showcases the best of American and international cinema.  Drawing an enthusiastic audience of more than 90,000, the Festival provides films with the opportunity to be embraced by the public and discovered by the industry. More than 100 feature films - narrative and documentary are featured...
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