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A Meeting of the Minds

Wednesday, October 18----The first of several professional panels was held today at the Turks and Caicos International Film Festival, exploring the connection between cinema and music. An intimate group of filmmakers, musicians, industry executives, film critics and cultural officials convened at the Palms Resort for a lively discussion of the challenges and opportunities of mixing the two art forms. The discussion was led by film journalist David Poland, along with film director Sanaa Hamri a...

Turks and Caicos Film Festival Hits The Beach

Tuesday, October 17----The Turks and Caicos International Film Festival, a unique mix of films and music events, hit the beach on Tuesday evening in a series of kick off events that lived up to their hype. The event, which runs through this weekend, will feature the international premieres of over 30 films, as well as offer provocative seminars, special events, live music concerts and, of course, glamorous parties all set in the natural beauty of this Caribbean island archipelago. The Festiva...

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The New York Horror Film Festival kicks off tonight at Don Hill's in Tribecca. The festival runs from Wednesday, October 18th through Sunday, October 22nd. For a complete screening and events schedule, please visit: http://www.nychorrorfest.com/schedule.htm The opening night event is taking place at Don Hill's, 511 Greenwich Street off Spring Street. $10 dollar cover charge. 21 to enter. Doors open at 6:30pm. There will be 7 short films and live bands, including: Casket Climber Insect G...

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Rome Means Business

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The first Rome International Film Festival didn't just draw out the film fans. In town for a long weekend of events were international film business delegates attending the market section of the festival. Players from far and wide had a mostly positive response to the number of initiatives at the festival, which included a popular buyers' terrace at the Bernini Hotel and a so-called business street at the Excelsior Hotel on the Via Veneto. "I had a meeting arranged with one producer and met fort...

Panorama of Independent Film Makers - T.U.C.TH.- Greece

Screenshot of our Festival, the Panorama of Independent Film Makers - T.U.C.TH. - Greece

Turks and Caicos International Film Festival Launches On Tuesday

Monday, October 16----Filmmakers, musicians, industry professionals and film buffs began arriving today for the official launch of the TURKS AND CAICOS INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL, which opens tomorrow. The Festival, which will explore the interrelationship between film and music, will present over 30 narrative and documentary films, along with an impressive mix of professional seminars, special events and live music concerts, all set on this beautiful island archipelago in the Eastern Caribbea...

8th Panorama of Independent Film Makers - T.U.C.TH. - Greece - Call for entries

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DEPARTMENT OF CULTURE T.U.C.TH. 8th Panorama of Independent Film Makers T.U.C.TH. (December 2-9, 2006) Call for entries: Last deadline November 15th The Cinema Club of Trade Unions Centre of Thessaloniki announce the 8th Panorama of Independent Film Makers of T.U.C.TH. to be held between December 2-9 , 2006 in the Screening Hall of Trade Unions Centre in Thessaloniki, Greece. "Panorama" is open to films and videos of all genres and of running time up to 120 minutes for full length films, up t...

Le film de Rachid Boucahareb fera l'ouverture du festival de Carthage

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1943. Ils n'avaient encore jamais foulé le sol français, mais parce que c'est la guerre, Saïd, Abdelkader, Messaoud et Yassir vont s'engager comme 130 000 autres "Indigènes" dans l'armée française pour libérer "la mère patrie" de l'ennemi nazi. Ces héros que l'histoire a oubliés vaincront en Italie, en Provence, et dans les Vosges, avant de se retrouver seuls à défendre un village alsacien contre un bataillon allemand. Le film a été dévoilé au dernier festival de Cannes ou il a r...

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Woodstock FF Announces Maverick Awards

Best Documentary Winner BEYOND ERUV Sunday, October 15---The "fiercely independent" Woodstock Film Festival announced the winners of its Maverick Awards at a special ceremony on Saturday evening at the Colony Cafe. Eleven awards were given out to films in competition, as well as special tribute awards to distinguished honorees. The Maverick Award for Best Feature Film was awarded to director Julia Loktev, for her provocative DAY NIGHT DAY NIGHT. The film tells the story of a 19-year old girl, ...

Rome Film Festival Switches Light On

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By Liza Foreman ROME – The Inaugural International Rome Film Festival kicked off without a hitch Friday, with the Nicole Kidman starrer “Fur: An Imaginary Portrait of Diane Arbus ...

A Full Final Weekend

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Festival Closing Night Gala Saturday, October 14---The 44th edition of the New York Film Festival is drawing to a close, but not without one more weekend of film excitement and diversity. Saturday sees repeat screenings of two of the Festival's most anticipated and debated films, Sofia Coppola's post-modern take on the French Revolution, MARIE ANTOINETTE, and Emmanuel Bordieu's homo-erotic POISON FRIENDS. Another film having its final screening on Saturday is the Turkish drama CLIMATES by d...

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Professional Seminars Bring Industry Pros to Woodstock

Saturday, October 14----Aside from all the films, the parties, the music concerts and other special events, the Woodstock Film Festival offers local filmmakers and visiting film talents an intensive education on all aspects of the filmmaking and distribution process through an exhaustive series of professional seminars. Drawing mainly on film executives, film critics and film mavens from Manhattan (only 100 miles to the south), the Festival offers a rare opportunity to get the lowdown on the s...

Friday Highlights At Woodstock Film Festival

Friday, October 13----With the fall foliage in full regalia, the town of Woodstock, nestled in the Catskill Mountains region of New York State, is in full flower (of reds, oranges and greens). The Woodstock Film Festival, which opened last evening, adds even more color as it unspools a group of provocative films. Friday highlights have included the North American Premiere of the Canadian drama STEEL TOES, a provocative legal drama starring Academy Award nominee David Straithairn, who plays a ...

Festival To Honor John Debney and Tupac Shakur

Tupac Shakur Friday, October 13----The First Annual Turks & Caicos International Film Festival begins next week on Tuesday, October 17, and runs through Saturday evening, October 21. As part of the celebration of the fusion of music and cinema, the TCIFF will honor two innovative and talented artists: composer John Debney and the late actor/musician Tupac Shakur, ten years after his death. Award-winning composer John Debney will be recognized for his unique ability to create memorable wor...

Parties, Parties, Parties

Friday, October 13---As the Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival turns 21, and now can legally go out and drink some hard liquor, the Festival is celebrating with a series of parties. In fact, the Festival has a reputation on the festival circuit as being one of the most "party friendly", with a terrific array of indoor/outdoor venues that take advantage of the South Florida weather and beach atmosphere. This year, the Festival is pulling out all the stops....with a party schedule that...

Président du jury video Idrissou Mora-kpaï (Bénin)

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Né au Bénin en 1967, Idrissou Mora-Kpaï a quitté son pays à l’âge de 19 ans et après un séjour en Algérie et en Italie, il s’installe en Allemagne où il fait des études de cinéma dans la section réalisation. Après quoi, il s’installe à Paris où il réalise son premier doc « Si-Gueriki, la Reine mère » qu’il a tourné au nord du Bénin et pour lequel il a reçu plusieurs prix dont celui du meilleur documentaire francophone à Namur en Belgique. Son film « Arlit, deuxi...

Président libanais: Elias Khoury pour le Jury Cinéma

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Le festival a choisi pour son Jury Cinéma un Président libanais: Elias Khoury (Liban) (Né en 1948 à Beyrouth. Chroniqueur, essayiste, critique littéraire et romancier, Elias Khoury est actuellement Rédacteur en Chef du supplément culturel du quotidien libanais al-Nahar après l’avoir été pour al-Safir. Il tient une rubrique hebdomadaire dans le quotidien arabe paraissant à Londres al-Quds al-Araby. Il est parmi les meilleurs écrivains arabes de sa génération. De ses roman (tradu...

Bibliographie complète de Ferid Boughedir Directeur artistique des JCC Journées Cinématographiques de Carthage 2006

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Férid Boughedir, né en 1944, est l'un des plus grands réalisateurs tunisiens. Homme aux multiples talents: il est également critique et historien du cinéma. Son premier long métrage de fiction, Halfaouine, l'enfant des terrasses, reste le film tunisien le plus connu dans le monde. Journaliste à la revue Jeune Afrique depuis 1971, Férid Boughedir est professeur de cinéma à l'Université de Tunis. Il se fait d'abord connaître comme critique cinématographique par ses publications sur ...

Interview with Festival Director Meira Blaustein

Meira Blaustein Thurday, October 12----As the 7th annual Woodstock Film Festival kicks into gear this evening with the avant premiere of Douglas McGrath’s INFAMOUS, Festivals Editor Sandy Mandelberger sat down with Festival Director Meira Blaustein to get her thoughts on this year’s edition. Sandy Mandelberger (SM): What is new this year that you might be experimenting with? Meira Blaustein: Most of the new elements are more of the inner structure and perhaps not so visible. In terms of ...

The Short Life of Lisa "Left Eye" Lopes

Lisa "Left Eye" Lopes Thursday, October 12---Music is the message for the 2nd annual Turks and Caicos International Film Festival, which launches next Tuesday with an ambitious program of film premieres, information seminars and live concert events...all set on the beautiful Caribbean archipelago of the Turks and Caicos Islands. One of the films having its International Premiere at the event is generating big buzz. A profile of the short and tumultuous life of Lisa "Left Eye" Lopes of the all-...
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