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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-...

The French Are Coming, The French Are Coming

Thursday, October 12----New Yorkers have long had a love affair with French cinema. Each year for the past 44, the New York Film Festival has peppered its program with intriguing films from French talents, old and new. This year, the love affair continues with four films in the main section, as well as seven film classics in the 50 YEARS OF JANUS FILMS retrospective sidebar. As the Festival enters its final weekend, lovers of French cinema still have an opportunity to sample some tasty hors d...

A Gospel Film To Open Festival

Tuesday, October 10---The 2nd annual Turks and Caicos International Film Festival opens next week with the premiere on October 17 of a documentary film portrait of a unique gospel talent. THE DONNIE MCCURKLIN STORY: FROM DARKNESS TO LIGHT is an inspirational concert docudrama about the extraordinary yet controversial life and times of world famous gospel singer Donnie McCurklin. The gospel legend will be attending the Festival to perform in concert. On film, McCurklin is joined by Beyoncé, T...

An Interview with Festival Co-Director Jasmine Guy

Monday, October 9---With just one week to go until the start of the 2nd Turks & Caicos International Film Festival, Sandy Mandelberger, the Festivals Editor for FEST21.COM, sat down with Festival Co-Director Jasmine Guy to discuss this year’s event. Jasmine Guy is an actress, director and producer who began as a child star in Hollywood. She has received several Image Award nominations for her television performances in such series as DEAD LIKE ME (2003), AMERICA'S DREAM (1996) and MELRO...

PITTSBURGH Mockumentary Is Festival Centerpiece

Saturday, October 7----The Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival, which this year celebrates its 21st edition as one of the most important venues in the US for independent and international cinema, has announced that its Centerpiece Film will be PITTSBURGH, a non-fiction comedy starring Jeff Goldblum, Illeana Douglas and Ed Begley Jr. The film will screen on Friday, November 3 at the historic Parker Playhouse in downtown Fort Lauderdale. The special event is followed by the Festival's "...

A Busy Weekend At The New York Film Festival

Scene from Almodovar's VOLVER As the New York Film Festival moves into its second weekend, a diverse and tantalizing plate of cinematic offerings is on tap, catered to every kind of viewer. The Festival has created a mix of hotly anticipated films, some unknown gems and new works from some cinematic masters, all of which have their initial premieres this weekend. Three filmmakers who have showcased their past work at the event are presenting their newest films this weekend. Veteran French dire...

49 UP Continues The Award Winning Film Series

Thursday, October 5----Certainly one of the most unique film series of all time has been the "UP" series of documentaries that have chronicled the lives of 12 protagonists at age 7 through to their current age of 49. The series, which began with the landmark television documentary 7 UP, made by Granada Television in 1964, and continues with the newest entry 49 UP, has been the on-going obsession of UK director Michael Apted. He worked on the first film as a researcher, but starting with 7 PLU...

Almodovar's VOLVER To Open The Festival

Thursday, October 5---The newest film from Spanish director Pedro Almodovar, the hugely anticipated VOLVER, will open the 21st edition of the Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival on October 20th at Fort Lauderdale's prestigious Parker Playhouse. VOLVER, which had its world premiere at the Cannes Film Festival, was honored on the Croisette with a Best Screenplay award for its writer/director Pedro Almodóvar, and an unprecedented Best Actress award for the film's ensemble cast, includin...

The World's Longest Film Festival Comes Of Age

Thursday, October 5----The Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival, officially listed in the Guiness Book of World Records as the longest film festival in the world, is coming of age this year. For its 21st birthday (the same age when residents of the state of Florida can legally drink hard liquor and go to nightclubs where alcohol is served), the Festival is pulling out all the stops, with a program of peerless cinematic delights, special events, VIP guests and other celebrations that wil...

Dixie Chicks Documentary To Have International Premiere

Thursday, October 5----A documentary co-directed by Oscar-winning filmmaker Barbara Kopple on the controversial country-and-western group The Dixie Chicks, will have its International Premiere at the Turks & Caicos International Film Festival, a unique event that fuses film and music. The Festival opens on October 17 on the beautiful Caribbean island archipelago of the Turks and Caicos Islands. DIXIE CHICKS: SHUT UP AND SING, co-directed by Barbara Kopple and Cecilia Peck, follows the D...

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An Audience With Warren Beatty

Wednesday, October 4---Warren Beatty would be the first to admit it. When he talks, he tends to ramble and to answer an interview question at such great length that both he and the questioner have forgotten the original query. At the press conference held on Tuesday afternoon at Alice Tully Hall, following the press screening of his masterpiece REDS, Beatty covered a lot of territory in a wise, witty and rambling style that had the audience eating out of his hand. Such is the power of the mo...

A Celebration of Film and Music

Tuesday, October 3--- A Caribbean archipelago renowned for its superb climate, great underwater snorkeling and majestically pristine beaches. A film festival devoted to the fusion of music and cinema. A meeting place for cinephiles and music afficianados. That is the tantalizing recipe of the Turks & Caicos International Film Festival, which will hold its second annual session from October 17 to 21. The excitement takes place in the beautiful resort city of Providenciales in the Turks ...

When The Dust Settles....An Expanded Film Society

Alice Tully Hall Tuesday, October 3----Audiences attending the NEW YORK FILM FESTIVAL screenings cannot help but notice that there is massive construction going on in and around Lincoln Center these days. The front of the Festival's main screening venue, Alice Tully Hall, is being remodeled, and the overpass on West 65th Street has been torn down to create a more airy environment. Missing is the escalator entrance from Broadway and the colonaded walkway that took adventurous filmgoers past the...

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