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53rd TIFF: Aki Kaurismaki Press Conference

-OFFICIAL 53rd TIFF PRESS RELEASE- 53rd TIFF: Aki Kaurismaki Press Conference (11/7/2012) AKI KAURISMAKI PRESS CONFERENCE Finnish filmmaker Aki Kaurismaki gave a press conference on Wednesday, November 7, 2012, in the context of the 53rd Thessaloniki International Film Festival. Festival director Dimitri Eipides attended. The 53rd edition of the Festival is hosting a tribute to the work of the filmmaker, screening 11 representative films from his career. With his unconventional style and b...

53rd TIFF: Cristian Mungiu Press Conference

-OFFICIAL 53rd TIFF PRESS RELEASE- 53rd TIFF: Cristian Mungiu Press Conference (11/7/2012) CRISTIAN MUNGIU PRESS CONFERENCE Romanian director Cristian Mungiu held a Press Conference on Wednesday, November 7, 2012 as part of the 53rd Thessaloniki International Film Festival. Mr. Dimitri Eipides, director of the Festival, was present. The Balkan Survey section of this year’s edition is holding a comprehensive tribute to the director’s work; he is is one of the most important repre...

53rd Thessaloniki International Film Festival Awards

 The International Jury of the 53d Thessaloniki International Film Festival comprised of:   Thomas Elsaesser, Film theorist and academic, Germany, Jury President Laufrey Gudjonsdottir, Programmer, consultant, founding director of the Icelandic Film Center, Iceland Ole Christian Madsen, Director, Denmark Joao Pedro Rodrigues, Director, Portugal Thymios Bakatakis, Cinematographer, Greece     THE AWARDS     Best Feature Film Award - Golden Alexander ...

CINERAMA.BC - 3rd International Film Festival in Balneário Camboriú - CALL FOR ENTRIES

Applications are open for the 3rd International Film Festival in Balneário Camboriú – CINERAMA.BC 2013.To submitt a film at the 2013 edition it’s necessary to download the regulations and the film submission form on the links located at the right sidebar. Requested material should be sent by January 31, 2013. OFFICIAL SELECTION WILL BE ANNOUNCED ON THE WEBSITE. The curators seek to show different forms of sensitivity in fiction and documentary films by well-kn...

Screening at VFF12: “Alumni Showcase" Shorts Program

See the latest from some of our alumni filmmakers:  ...

Andy Garcia at the 35th Starz Denver Film Festival!

    Andy Garcia In-Person this Friday  at the 35th Starz Denver Film Festival   Andy Garcia to receive the 2012 George Hickenlooper Honorary Award following a screening of The Man from Elysian Fields    Friday, November 9th - 9:30pm TICKETS ON SALE NOW CLICK HERE for tickets. &nbs...

Exotic group activities for the guests of the Amazonas Festival

The festival organizes a large array of festivities for festival guests, filmmakers, journalists and local industry professional. An aramda of state stafeers, employed by the state make this smooth, enjoyable, air contionned with drinks everywhere we land... So far we were treated with a night visit of the old city in an open air bus (drinks & canape...) Dark (black on black) crossing of the Rio Negro by night on the longest bridge in the word over a river. Visit of a biologocal institute...

Sneak-Peek Clips from Some of our VFF12 Filmmakers

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Robério Braga describes his job as State Secretary of Culture for 26 years and head of Amazonas Film Festival since the launch

November 6th a very relaxed and charismatic State Secretary of Culture talked to the press over coffee and champagne by the pool of the Caesar Business Hotel, the best in town of Manaus. PHD Harvard MBA lawyer graduate described himself as apolitical, but passionate and fierce as a lion about Culture and the accomplishments he made towards handing cultue to the people. He described how his actions had been judges and which effect they had on the political level and for th epeople of Amazonas...

34th Cinemed: the 2012 Festival - A review and a few figures

  2012 awards ceremony Gad Elmaleh Costa-Gavras Renzo Rossellini A pair of top-rankers opened ...


                              -OFFICIAL 53rd TIFF PRESS RELEASE- BAHMAN GHOBADI PRESS CONFERENCE 53rd TIFF   Iranian filmmaker of Kurdish ethnicity Bahman Ghobadi gave a press conference Sunday, November 4, 2012, in the context of the 53rd Thessaloniki International Film Festival. Festival director Dimitri Eipides attended. This year’s edition of the festival is hosting a tribute to the work...

53rd TIFF: Inauguration of the Thessaloniki Cinemateque (11/4/2012)

                              -OFFICIAL 53rd TIFF PRESS RELEASE- 53rd TIFF: Inauguration of the Thessaloniki Cinemateque (11/4/2012) INAUGURATION OF THE The Thessaloniki Cinematheque was formally unveiled on Sunday, November 4, 2012. Part of the 53rd Thessaloniki International Film Festival, this inauguration included a tribute to “The Cinematic Life of Painting” and a special screening...

Krsto Papic asks for your international support to protest against copyrights violation in Croatia for films shot before 1990.

 Dear film professionals and members of the EFA... At the recent World Film Festival in Montreal, I (successfully) participated with one of my films (Cvjetni trg, Flower Square) in the World Competition and I met Bruno Chatelin, board member at the European Film Academy and my old friend, Pierre-Henri Deleau again; this time, I complained to him about terrible violations of human and authors' rights in Croatia, affecting film authors, whose films were made in the socialist Yugoslavia bef...

Top Bollywood director Yash Chopra "the king of romance" passes away at eighty

by Alex Farba-Deleon     The dean of Indian film directors, Yash Chopra, passed away on October 21 at the age of eighty. Yash Chopra was not just another Bollywood director --he was one of the world's top craftsman of the seventh art although he always crafted his films to suit the taste of the Indian audience, which is the main reason he remains practically unknown in the West.   In Asia where Bollywood films are far better known than here Chopra was honored ...

AFM 2012 wrapped with positive figures

 2012 AMERICAN FILM MARKET WRAPS WEDNESDAY WITH INCREASE IN BUYERS AND FILMS SCREENING, PACKED CONFERENCES AND STRONG PROJECTS                The 2012 American Film Market (AFM®) will conclude its October 31- November 7 run on Wednesday with an increase in buyers of 6% to 1,616 versus 1,523 a year ago and 35 more buying companies than 2011, an increase of 5%.  A total of 753 buying companies from more than 60 countries wer...

George Cukor Retrospective and new selection committee at Locarno 66th

My Fair Lady (1964) by George Cukor The Retrospective for the 66th edition of the Festival del film Locarno will be dedicated to the Hollywood director George Cukor. The new selection committee to work with the Artistic Director Carlo Chatrian on the programme for 2013 has also been finalised. The 2013 Retrospective, organised in collaboration with the Cinémathèque suisse and the National Film Museum (Museo Nazionale del Cinema) in Turin, will be dedicated this year to the...

Visit to INPA, where Elisabeth the Sloth got a new name, IAGO given by its godfathers from the film industry

  The festival organized a press visit of the (Instituto Nacional de Pesquisas da Amazônia or INPA).                             The INPA institute is a public educational and research institution in Manaus, Brazil. It was founded in 1952, with the purpose of providing a more extensive knowledge about the Brazilian Amazon Region. Most part of the research focus on the main topics of ecology, molecula...

Elin Kling X Guess By Marciano Capsule Collection Launch

  Elin Kling X Guess By Marciano Capsule Collection Launch       Elin Kling X Guess By Marciano Capsule Collection Launch; East Sydney, Australia ...   East Sydney, Australia, and yet another product / fashion launch, with the usual splash of celebrities.   Firstly, Marciano is a leading lifestyle brand by Guess, so with that out of the way, a bit of colour banter to keep you interested with a bit of back story...   It's said "celebrity ...

The Voice's Prinnie and Mahalia Singing With 600,000 Kid's in Sydney; Haberfield Public School

    The Voice performing artists and Haberfield Public School teams up to break record...   Stars from popular reality TV show, The Voice, Prinnie and Mahalia, performed at Haberfield Public School Signing With 600,000 Kids Across The Country to make it Australia’s Biggest Music Gig of its kind.   Hundreds of thousands of school children across Australia sang the same song at the same time on the same day in Australia’s biggest annual school ...

Amazonas Film Festival shows "Villa Lobos, Uma Paixão de Vida", in Amazonas Opera House

A film by ZELITO VIANA, President of Honor, showing on opening day.                           The story, affairs and, especially, the career of one of the most important Brazilian and Latin American composers of all times is the theme of "Villa Lobos, Uma Paixão de Vida", movie by the filmmaker Zelito Viana, President of Honor of the 9th Amazonas Film Festival (AFF), which will be shown at 10:30 a.m...

Short documentary Amazonian films compete on the 5th in Amazonas Film Festival

Six films start this Monday (5) the dispute for the awards of the Amazonas Short Film Competitive Exhibition - Documentary, in the 9th Amazonas Film Festival (AFF). The presentations - four works produced in Manaus and two in Parintins - take place from 04:30 pm on, in the Amazonas Opera House, and it is free of charge. And they are the evidence of the positive balance of the cultural policy developed by the Government of Amazonas state by means of the training actions of the Lyceum and ...

Homage to Brazilian filmmaker Zelito Viana, Igor walks onstage with a Poem

The Opening ceremony of 9th Amazanos Festival at the somptuous Amazonas Theatre. ...

Sunscreen Film Festival Podcast 14, the Halloween Episode

 Sunscreen Film Fest Video Podcast 14, Halloween Episode.  Discussion includes, Universal Horror Films; Wolfman, The Mummy, Coffin Joe, Zombie Smurfs, Charlie Brown and More! watch here    Contact Sunscreen at   Music by Kevin MacCloud   The Sunscreen Film Festival is presented by the St. Petersburg Clearwater Film Society a 501(c)3 non-profit organization....

Golden Doves Awarded at DOK Leipzig

Prize Money at Record 79,000 Euros   The Golden Doves of the 55th International Leipzig Festival for Documentary and Animated Film were presented on Saturday night. A total of 16 prizes were awarded during the closing festivities in Leipzig’s Central Theater, with a record 79,500 euros of prize money having been awarded during the festival week.   The prestigious Golden Dove in the International Competition Documentary Film went to COLOMBIANOS by the Swedish filmmaker Tora M&...

Nominations for the European Film Awards

At the Seville European Film Festival the European Film Academy and EFA Productions proudly announced the nominations for the European Film Awards 2012. The more than 2,700 EFA Members will now vote for the winners who will be presented during the awards ceremony on 1 December in Malta. Nominated are: EUROPEAN FILM 2012: AMOUR (Love)  Austria/France/Germany, 127 min Written & directed by Mich...


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