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RIVER TO RIVER, FLORENCE CHITTAGONG vs CHITTAGONG, AND THE WINDS OF CHANGE

  RIVER TO RIVER, FLORENCE CHITTAGONG vs CHITTAGONG, AND THE WINDS OF CHANGE  by Alex Deleon    Bedabrata Pain (Bengali: বেদব্রত পাইন; born 27 March 1963, West Bengal, India) is a new Indian film director, producer and screenwriter. Bedabrata Pain is also inventor of the CMOS image sensor.   One of the most interesting things about Chittagong, the film, is that it is the debut feature of a 49 year old dir...

River to River, the changing face of Bollywood, WASSEYPUR, in your face with a vengeance

by Alex Deleon for <filmfestivals.com>   Take that you bloody muthe$&£$%*er!   The main Indian features seen this year at Florence, "The Gangs of Wasseypur" and "Chittagong", are Bollywood productions in the sense that both are made in Hindi (rather than one of India's other 21 official languages) with professional Bombay performers and staff, but the content, style, and conception of these films seems t...

Amitabh Bachchan accepting the key to the city of Florence

 Amitabh Bachchan accepting the key to the city  of Florence as Selvaggia Velo looks on  PHOTO: BY FRANCESCA MANOLINO 

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Carlo Chatrian, new Artistic Director with Locarno fest

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                                The Board of Governors decided, at a special meeting held on Tuesday 4 September 2012, to designate Carlo Chatrian as the new Artistic Director of the Festival del film Locarno. Carlo Chatrian will take up his post from 1 November 2012, following Olivier Père, who is leaving the Festival to head up Arte Fran...

Gary Lucas sells out the Silent Movie Theatre in Hollywood with "The Golem"!!

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Just back from a wonderful trip to LA where I SOLD OUT the fantastic Silent Movie Theatre on Fairfax Ave. in Hollywood with "The Golem"--my live solo guita score accompanying this classic 1920 German horror film! Just check this review from Debra Levine in ARTS MEME: Grammy-nominated Gary Lucas, whom Rolling Stone calls “one of the best and most original guitarists in America,” performed his well-traveled and exceedingly harrowing  score to “Der Golem,” the brill...

2012 recipients selected for the Gucci Tribeca Documentary Fund

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  Stargazing $150,000 in Documentary Finishing Funds to be Awarded to Eight International Filmmakers Chosen from a Record Number of Submissions; Spotlighting Women Documentary Award Presented in Partnership with the PPR Corporate Foundation for Women’s Dignity & Rights  Marshall Curry, James Franco, Barbara Kopple and Robin Wright among 2012 Jury Members The Tribeca Film Institute (TFI) and Gucci today announced the 2012 recipients selected for the Gucci Tribeca Documen...

16th NY Sephardic Jewish Film Festival Video Coverage

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By Maria Esteves – March 25, 2012 The 16th New York Sephardic Jewish Film Festival 2012 (NYSJFF 2012) was held at the Center for Jewish History, March 15-22, 2012. Presented by the American Sephardi Federation in collaboration with Yeshiva University Museum, this year’s festival showcased films that illuminated the scope of the Sephardic Jewish experience from filmmakers throughout the world. ASF Chair Cultural Programs Florence Tatistcheff presented writer/director Izza Genini the Lifeti...

New Italian Cinema 2011 Wraps in Style, Awards Announced

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  New Italian Cinema, presented by the San Francisco Film Society; New Italian Cinema Events of Florence, Italy; the Consulate General of Italy, San Francisco and the Italian Cultural Institute of San Francisco wrapped up an eight-day run dedicated to celebrating the rich cinematic tradition of Italy and bringing the country's newest directors and films to audiences in San Francisco. Giorgia Cecere was on hand to accept the NICE City of Florence Award for her film The First Assignment. ...

Amanar Tamasheq

Director: Lluis Escartín.
A man walks into the desert. A man lives with the Tuareg. A man listens to another man, and this one asks the other to film everything he finds. To film it and spread the word beyond the dunes. Film everything, even if he does not understand. Film it, even if what’s most important remains invisible.

THE PEASANT AND THE PRIEST, an interview with Esther Podemski

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photo stills from the film Interview with Esther Podemski on THE PEASANT AND THE PRIEST (USA, 2011), a story about two old men in Italy whose ways of life have been unchanged through the centuries from medieval times to present day where the old ways are dying to contemporary forces causing much of what we know as Italy to fade a little more with each march towards modernization and mass globalization. In Thessaloniki I had the opportunity to sit with director Esther Podemski to...

THE PEASANT AND THE PRIEST, an interview with Esther Podemski

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photo stills from the film Interview with Esther Podemski on THE PEASANT AND THE PRIEST (USA, 2011), a story about two old men in Italy whose ways of life have been unchanged through the centuries from medieval times to present day where the old ways are dying to contemporary forces causing much of what we know as Italy to fade a little more with each march towards modernization and mass globalization. In Thessaloniki I had the opportunity to sit with director Esther Podemski to ...

New Italian Cinema

The San Francisco Film Society, New Italian Cinema Events of Florence, Italy and the Italian Cultural Institute of San Francisco present New Italian Cinema, November 14–21 at Landmark’s Embarcadero Center Cinema. The eight-day festival is dedicated to bringing Italy’s newest directors and films to Bay Area audiences and celebrating the country’s rich cinematic tradition. The 2010 edition opens with Ferzan Ozpetek’s humorous drama Loose Cannons and a three-film retrospective of this talented and prolific auteur’s work, and closes with Paolo Virzì’s moving new film The First Beautiful Thing. The core program of New Italian Cinema features seven recent films by breakthrough filmmakers vying for the City of Florence Award.

EEFF - Camden Crawl

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The East End Film Festival and Camden Crawl join together to take over London later this year... There will be no better place to be than the EEFF - Camden Crawl event this May Bank Holiday weekend As part of our ten year anniversary celebrations in 2011, the East End Film Festival is pleased to announce a collaboration with the Camden Crawl, winner of Best Metropolitan Festival at the 2010 Festival Awards. With both festivals celebrating being a decade old, and having admired the ...

NEWSLETTER N° 488: December 11, 2010

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Follow this LINK if you cannot read the newsletter properly Contact the Editor, Advertise on the sites.  Our newsletter reaches 82 000 film professionnals every week. _______________________________________  FESTIVAL NEWS FROM THE CIRCUIT Masterclass with Apichatpong Weerasethakul at Thessaloniki This year's winner of the Palme d'Or at the Cannes Film Festival...

Florence Indian Film fest focuses on Ray and Aparna sen

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by ALEX DELEONfor www.filmfestivals.com Director/actress Aparna Sen, is the special guest at Florence The River to River (Arno to Ganges) festival of Indian films in Florence, Italy, is all set to fly from Dec. 3 to Dec. 10. This will be the tenth installment of this unique European showcase of Indian cinema, founded and fostered by Selvaggia Velo, herself a native of the Tuscan urb famous for its long art and architectural traditions, from Michelangelo to the fabulous cathedral known as the "D...

Music Videos Competition at Plus Camerimage 2010

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It is our great pleasure to announce the list of music videos selected for the Music Videos Competition of 18th PLUS CAMERIMAGE, the International Film Festival of the Art of Cinematography. The partners of the Music Videos Competition are: This section of the Festival has become an inseparable and highly anticipated part of PLUS CAMERIMAGE. Similarly to last year a large group of professionals working in the field of music videos watched and judged the submi...

River to River. Florence Indian Film Festival celebrates its 10th

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River to River. Florence Indian Film FestivalFlorence, Italy, 3-9 December 2010Odeon cinema - Piazza Strozzi 1 Spazio Uno cinema - Via del Sole 10River to River. Florence Indian Film Festival celebrates its 10th edition with a tribute and a photographic exhibition on multi-award winner and celebrated director Satyajit Ray, in addition to the films in competition and special screenings.The 10th River to River. Florence Indian Film Festival, founded and directed by Selvaggia Velo, will take place ...

River to River. 10th Florence Indian Film Festival

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River to River. Florence Indian Film Festival celebrates its 10th edition with a tribute and a photographic exhibition on multi-award winner and celebrated director Satyajit Ray, in addition to the films in competition and special screenings.The 10th River to River. Florence Indian Film Festival, founded and directed by Selvaggia Velo, will take place in Florence, Italy, from 3rd to 9th December, 2010.Under the Patronage of the Embassy of India in Rome, the Festival will take place in the cinema...

Left By The Ship

Director: Alberto Vendemmiati, Emma Rossi Landi.
Left By the Ship is a cinema-veritè documentary which explores the psychological and social consequences of a military presence. Robert, Jr, Charlene and Margarita are Amerasians: the sons and daughters of Filipina sex workers and American servicemen stationed at the Subic Bay Naval Base, once the largest US Naval Base outside mainland USA. When the Base closed in 1992, thousands of Amerasian children were left behind. Unlike Amerasian children from other countries, Filipino Amerasians were never recognized by the US government. Over the course of two years, we followed the lives of our four Amerasians, as they struggle with discrimination, family problems and identity related issues, trying to overcome a past they are in no way responsible for.

New York Documentary Film Festival

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The Italian Festival dei Popoli arranged at the Anthology Film Archives in New York from May 26 -30 a documentary film festival and presented a selection of Italian productions. Guided by 'The Feeling of Being There' theme the program included influential classic international documentaries produced during the 1958-1965 period which had a strong impact on documentary film making. An additional focus was an Italian Chronicles section with the work of Alessandro Rossetto and a Special Events pa...

NEWSLETTER N° 459: April 1, 2010

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............. WELCOME TO OUR NEWSLETTER N° 459: April 1, 2010 Follow this LINK if you cannot read the newsletter properly Take Center Stage in Cannes and trust the combined experience of the filmfestivals.com founders promoting your film, festival. Sign up for a free brainstorming around your strategy and objectives. Meanwhile take a look at the following package Cannes Blast ...

French Institute Alliance Française (FIAF) in New York will honor Vera Belmont and her work

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Cinema According to Véra Belmont featuring special screenings with Véra Belmont and Jackie Raynal April 6 - April 27, 2010 FIAF · Florence Gould Hall 55 East 59th Street, NYC This April, the French Institute Alliance Française (FIAF), New York's premiere French cultural center, will celebrate France's "Grande Dame" of cinema for the last 45 years with a new CinémaTuesdays series entitled, Cinema According to Véra Belmont. The series will examine the prolific artist's...

Our Paris Series Part VII: Return to the Latin Quarter

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    By Sophie Nellis   Is it a yo yo? Is it a thermometer? No, it’s the…Pantheon   If you visit the Pantheon, you will undoubtedly marvel at its enormity but you may also ask yourself, “What is it?” This is a good question, and one that has long puzzled both tourists and the French. Built under Louis XV in the 17th century, it was intended to be a church dedicated to one of Paris’ patron saints, S...

NEWSLETTER N° 446: December 23, 2009

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.............WELCOME TO OUR NEWSLETTER N° 446: December 23, 2009 Follow this LINK if you cannot read the newsletter properly Contact the Editor, Advertise on the sites. Our newsletter reaches 77 000 film professionnals. COMING SOON THE NEXT FESTIVAL DAILIES ON FEST21.COM We follow 4 000 festivals for you. Stay tuned. _____________________________________________________ FESTIVAL NEWS...

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