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Interview with Amir Manor for 'Epilogue' (2012)

Interview with Amir Manor for ‘Epilogue’ (2012). Amir Manor is an Israeli director who has made four short films ('Pouring Sun', 2006; 'Reds', 2007; 'Ruin', 2008; 'Lands', 2008) and one feature film, ‘Epilogue’ (2012), which screened in the international competition at the 53rd Thessaloniki International Film Festival. The film won four awards at TIFF: Special Jury Award for Originality and Innovation, Best Screenplay Award, Human Values...

Prizes of the International Film Critics at the Festivals of Valladolid, Warsaw, Abu Dhabi

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Valladolid (Spain, October 20–27, 2012). Prize: "The Fifth Season" (La cinquième saison) by Peter Brosens and Jessica Woodworth (Belgium / Netherlands / France, 2012) and "Lapidation of Sain Etienne" (La lapidació de Sant Esteve) by Pere Vilè Barceló (Spain/France, 2012). Jury: Angelika Kettelhack, Germany ("Die Rheinpfalz"), Alexey Gusev, Russia ("Séance"), Joan Millaret, Spain ("Diari d'Igualada"). Print...

Josh Leake Wins the MPA Top Prize for “Emptys” At TROPFEST Short Film Festival

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After nearly eight hours of programming and in front of a capacity crowd of more than 10,000 people, Tropfest – the world’s largest short film festival - concluded in New York with Josh Leake of Portland, Oregon claiming the top prize for a film called “Emptys,” made for merely $1,300 dollars. The aspiring filmmaker beat out seven other hopefuls in the first ever U.S. Tropfest competition, and earned $20,000 from the Motion Picture Association (MPA).  Alexander Poe came in second and Ma...

Abu Dhabi Film Commission Announces 30% Tax Rebate at 65th Cannes Film Festival

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At the 65th Cannes Film Festival, the Abu Dhabi Film Commission announced its launch of a 30% cash rebate on production spend for any films or media to be shot in Abu Dhabi. This tax incentive will begin on September 1, 2012 and will be the first filming rebate of its kind in the Middle East region. Applications for the rebate must be made 20 days prior to filming and is valid for up to two months after the receipt of official rebate certificate. This includes almost all methods of media...

Abu Dhabi Film Commission (part of twofour54) announces the launch of the region’s first incentive scheme

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twofour54, the media & creative industries hub and the Abu Dhabi Film Commission (part of twofour54), have launched the region’s first incentive scheme as it looks to accelerate Abu Dhabi as the first choice for international and regional producers needing location, production and post-production services. The scheme will be operational from September 1st.  The incentive, in the form of a rebate of up to 30% of qualifying spend in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi, will be available fo...

27th SBIFF World Premier of 'NOTHING LIKE CHOCOLATE' (2012)

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    SBIFF PRESS 27th SBIFF held its World Premier of 'NOTHING LIKE CHOCOLATE' (2012) Sunday, Jan. 29th at the Lobero Theatre. SYNOPSIS: 'NOTHING LIKE CHOCOLATE' tells the moving story of anarchist chocolatier, Mott Green, founder of the Grenada Chocolate Company, as he pursues his unique vision to create the best chocolate in the world, ethically and taste-wise. Along with farmers such as Nelice Stewart, this tree-to-bar chocolate factory -- the smallest in the world...

Tropfest thrilled with submissions levels

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The self procalaimed world’s largest short film festival MOVIE EXTRA TROPFEST announces that entries are now closed. Finalist announcement revealed on February 3rd, 2012. Sixteen lucky finalists will have their work screened to a massive live audience at events across Australia on Sunday 19 February 2012, with both international and interstate finalists flown from their home city to Sydney to join in the celebrations. The event will also be televised live to hundreds of thousands of viewers ...

Communication

Director: Methil Komalankutty.
The old man in the family feels that the other members of the family are totally insensitive to his attempts at communicating with them and even to his presence among them. Tasting the bitterness of being marginalized and feeling the pangs of dreary loneliness, he looks around for solace and finds a reflection of himself in the lonely ornamental fish in the aquarium. He tries to fondle the fish. It is only natural that his attempts at fondling the fish are mistaken as the manifestation of an old man’s deranged mind.

Tropfest’s Take on the New York Minute

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The New York minute is being multiplied by seven as Tropfest, the world’s largest short film festival lands on US shores with Tropfest New York. The stateside launch has secured support from film industry heavyweight “Ambassadors” Hugh Jackman, Russell Crowe, Nicole Kidman, Geoffrey Rush, Liev Schreiber, Anthony LaPaglia and Charles Randolph. Tropfest New York City festivities are scheduled for June 2012. American filmmakers and audiences will take part in this global phenomenon and watch ...

Emmy Awards nominees announced

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Nominations for the 39th International Emmy® Awards were announced today by The International Academy of Television Arts & Sciences at a Press Conference at Mipcom. There are 40 nominees in 10 categories. The full list of Nominees follows this release. Winners will be announced at a Black-Tie Ceremony on November 21, 2011 at the Hilton New York Hotel.Nominations span a record 20 countries: Argentina, Australia, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Chile, China, Colombia, France, Germany, Japan, Malaysia, M...

ADFF 2011 awards and wrap news!

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Tilda Swinton at Black Pearl Awards, ADFF 2011 -photo by Vanessa McMahon ADFF PRESS ANNOUNCES WINNER OF THE BLACK PEARL AWARDS FOR ADFF 2011 ADFF Announces 2011 Black Pearl Awards for Feature Films Jim Poe On Friday night, the Abu Dhabi Film Festival announced the winners of the 2011 Black Pearl Awards for feature-length films. Chicken with Plums, the acclaimed romantic fantasia set in pre-revolutionary Iran from French artists and filmmakers Marjane Satrapi and Vince...

Black Pearl Awards at Abu Dhabi Film Festival 2011

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Tilda Swinton at Black Pearl Awards, ADFF 2011 -photo by Vanessa McMahon ADFF PRESS ANNOUNCES WINNER OF THE BLACK PEARL AWARDS FOR ADFF 2011 ADFF Announces 2011 Black Pearl Awards for Feature FilmsJim Poe 21.10.2011 - On Friday night, the Abu Dhabi Film Festival announced the winners of the 2011 Black Pearl Awards for feature-length films. Chicken with Plums, the acclaimed romantic fantasia set in pre-revolutionary Iran from French artists and filmmakers Marjane Satrapi a...

Tilda Swinton at ADFF 2011

British Actress Tilda Swinton appeared at ADFF 2011 to receive an honor for her extensive career. Her latest film WE NEED TO TALK ABOUT KEVIN screened at the festival during the awards at The Marina Mall in Abu Dhabiphoto by Vanessa McMahon 

Tilda Swinton at ADFF 2011

British Actress Tilda Swinton appeared at ADFF 2011 to receive an honor for her extensive career. Her latest film WE NEED TO TALK ABOUT KEVIN screened at the festival during the awards at The Marina Mall in Abu Dhabiphoto by Vanessa McMahon 

Tilda Swinton at ADFF 2011

British Actress Tilda Swinton appeared at ADFF 2011 to receive an honor for her extensive career. Her latest film WE NEED TO TALK ABOUT KEVIN screened at the festival during the awards at The Marina Mall in Abu Dhabiphoto by Vanessa McMahon 

Tilda Swinton at ADFF 2011

British Actress Tilda Swinton appeared at ADFF 2011 to receive an honor for her extensive career. Her latest film WE NEED TO TALK ABOUT KEVIN screened at the festival during the awards at The Marina Mall in Abu Dhabiphoto by Vanessa McMahon 

Closing Ceremony, Abu Dhabi ADFF 2011

Director of festival Peter Scarlet hosts the Closing Ceremony at Abu Dhabi ADFF 2011photo by Vanessa McMahon 

Closing Ceremony, Abu Dhabi ADFF 2011

Closing Ceremony, October 21st at Abu Dhabi ADFF 2011photo by Vanessa McMahon 

Party time at ADFF 2011

Actor Omar Al Mulla (Mansoor) from the UAE film SEA SHADOW (2011) and Emirati director of the film Nawaf Al-Janahi pose for pics the Fairmont after party in Abu Dhabi, ADFF 2011 photo by Vanessa McMahon

Q and A of SEA SHADOW at ADFF 2011

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  UAE director Nawaf Al-Janahi presents SEA SHADOW at ADFF 2011                                     UAE native director Nawaf Al-Janahi held the premier to his latest film, SEA SHADOW (2011) at Abu Dhabi Film Festival on Wednesday, 19 October 2011 in the Abu Dhabi Theater. After screening a ...

Sea Shadow premier, Abu Dhabi

Executive Director of Abu Dhabi Film Festival introduces SEA SHADOW (2011) by Emirati director Nawaf Al-Janahi.photo by Vanessa McMahon 

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Inside Abu Dhabi Theater on a premier night

Marina Mall, Abu Dhabi

Marina Mall, Abu Dhabi (from Hilton Abu Dhabi Beach)... the main place for all the fllm screenings.

Short Film Winners Abu Dhabi 2011

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Best Producer Arben Zharku for The Wedding Tape  Short Film Winners! (ADFF PRESS)Jim Poe 20.10.2011 - On Thursday, the Abu Dhabi Film Festival announced the winners of the Black Pearl Awards for its two shorts competitions: the Emirates Film Competition (EFC) and the Short Film Competition. The awards were presented to the filmmakers in a ceremony at the Fairmont Bab Al Bahr hotel. The EFC observes its 10th anniversary this year. It was one of the first outlets for filmma...

SEA SHADOW at Abu Dhabi Film Festival 2011

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  UAE native director Nawaf Al-Janahi held the premier to his latest film, SEA SHADOW (2011) at Abu Dhabi Film Festival on Wednesday, 19 October 2011 in the Abu Dhabi Theater.SEA SHADOW is a heart-felt coming-of-age story about 16 year old Mansoor who lives in a small village on the Emirati coast. Mansoor struggles between his bursting feelings of first love in a notably reserve...

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