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Interview with Patricia Martin co curator programmer of Amazonas Film Festival

                              Patricia Martin (here pictured at The Amazonas Theatre) has been programming the festival for 3 years with her husband Alfredo Calvino (hefounded Latinofusion, a Guadalajara-based international film sales and distribution company) and a group of selectionners including Antonio Leal founder/director of Cine-Foot Film Festival in Rio de Janeiro.   She also takes care of i ...

Video interview with Ivan Trujillo - Festival Director - Guadalajara Film Festival

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  Festival Festival presentation: Mexican short and feature Films Presented in Competition, with a special section for documentary films.Ibero American Competition in feature and short films.Children´s film competition for Ibero Amercian Films. Edition: 28 Festival Logo: Theme: Latin American Films Category/Format: Mixed Festival Info Price info: US $ 10,000.00 ...

Excellence Award Moët & Chandon for Gael García Bernal in Locarno

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The 65th edition of the Festival del film Locarno will take place 1-11 August, 2012. Mexican actor Gael García Bernal will be attending the 65th edition of the Festival del film Locarno to receive an Excellence Award Moët & Chandon. The award ceremony will be held on Wednesday 8 August at 21:30 on the Piazza Grande, before the screening of his latest film, Pablo Larraín’s No (2012). Gael García Bernal is the second actor, along with Charlotte Rampling, to receive this year...

Juan Torres: “I am someone that can`t stop moving.”

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If I ask your friends to describe you, what would they say? They would say that I am someone that can`t stop moving. Combined with my cinema profession in Madrid I play also on a latin music band in Paris. The result: last week in Guadalajara, now in Sofia (laughing), and next week going to Paris for a concert there. So my friends also usually say that they can never see me. What qualities do you feel a successful artist should have? I think, and I hope there is not a...

Interview with with ÉCU Official Selection film “Minute 200″ director, Frank Benitez

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Frank Benitez is young and talented filmmaker, who made it to ÉCU 2012 Official Selection with his film “Minute 200″. This interview was finished couple of weeks before the festival. By Alexander Acosta Osorio Q: Where does the inspiration for your short come from? A: Usually my inspiration comes from places I visit or just an image that sticks in my memory. In this case it was that of a house in my hometown, a dilapidated house that had a sign on the facade whic...

Cold Water

Director: Pedro Neves.
Disillusionment helps the feet enter the cold water. It’s like a whisper indifferent to the distorted music that echoes round the beach. Disillusionment makes these people beg to heaven what they cannot achieve on earth. How many are the dreams they dare not dream?

Attention filmmakers/critics from Africa

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  Talent Campus Durban Calls for Filmmakers and Film Critics   Superimposing an African imagination on filmmaking processes, the 5th Talent Campus Durban (20-24 July) will ignite the creativity of 40 selected filmmakers from Africa in a series of masterclasses, workshops and industry networking opportunities during the Durban International Film Festival.  Talent Campus Durban entices filmmakers to enhance skills, develop collaborations and interface with the dynamic future...

TEQUILA, interview with Sergio Sanchez Suarez

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 While in Aruba during the 2nd annual Aruba Film Festival, I spoke with Mexican director Sergio Sanchez Suarez about his romantic nostalgic Mexican film TEQUILA (2011) which held its international world premier the previous night in Aruba's Paseo Herencia Theater. Here is what he had to say about TEQUILA. ME: Hi Sergio. How are you? Can you start by telling us a bit about your film TEQUILA?SERGIO: Well, it’s a love story about a guy who gets deeply in love with a woman he can't have ...

Sergio Sanchez Suarez, interview on Tequila

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 While in Aruba during the 2nd annual Aruba Film Festival, I spoke with Mexican director Sergio Sanchez Suarez about his romantic nostalgic Mexican film TEQUILA (2011) which held its international world premier the previous night in Aruba's Paseo Herencia Theater. Here is what he had to say about TEQUILA. ME: Hi Sergio. How are you? Can you start by telling us a bit about your film TEQUILA?SERGIO: Well, it’s a love story about a guy who gets deeply in love with a woman he can't have...

Select SFIFF Films will be Made Available to Festival Scope Members Worldwide

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  Select SFIFF Films will be Made Available to Festival Scope Members Worldwide The San Francisco International Film Festival (April 21-May 5) is excited to announce that the Festival has been invited to join Festival Scope, a new Internet platform that allows programming of selected film festivals to be viewed online by film professionals around the world.   "We see the participation of SFIFF in Festival Scope as a substantial benefit for the works programmed...

El Cadaver Exquisito | Update

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El Cadaver Exquisito | Update by Sombra   After a series of private screenings for film/video/art groups, scholars and individuals, based in the greater metropolitan area of NYC, we are in the final stage of El Cadáver Exquisito. The main purpose of those screenings was to test the cut and gather both general and specific criticism for the movie in order to help us polish the editing, and therefore, the narrative. The screenings have also smoothed out o...

Berlin Buzz 3

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    BERLINALE IN 3D  On Sunday, the Berlinale was host to three back-to-back 3D films that demonstrated that the technology is not only good for computer animation and big budget sci-fi. In TALES OF THE NIGHT, French animator Michel Ocelot provides a shadow-puppet retelling of famous fairy tales, much in the manner of the films of famed 1930s storyteller Lotte Reininger. The film mixes classic silhouette animation with strong colorful backgrounds to amazing effect. In PI...

NEWSLETTER N° 484: November 11, 2010

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 .............                                                                                                                                                          WELCOME TO OUR NEWSLETTER N° 484: November 11, 2010 Follow this LINK if you cannot read the newsletter properly Contact the Editor, Advertise on the sites.  Our newsletter reaches 82 000 film professio...

Guadalajara Film Market

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9th GUADALAJARA FILM MARKETThe 26 Guadalajara International Film Festival is pleased to announce the 9th Guadalajara Film Market that will take place on March 25-31, 2011, in Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico.For the ninth straight year, the Guadalajara Film Market will gather outstanding film industry producers and buyers from around the world in an ideal setting for negotiations and sharing ideas. Aimed primarily for the Latin America, Spain and Portugal Market, this event has become one of the mos...

Black Sheep

Director: Humberto Hinojosa.
José and Kumbia work as sheepherds at Leandro’s ranch. They’re sick of his bad treatment and their own helplessness. So they come up with a plan to change their future: steal the herd and sell it at the Mexican- American border. But Leandro’s son Jeronimo is always at their heels, and will do anything to get them. He knows that the loss of a single sheep will cost a shepherd his job. Their plan come under greatest threat when José´s first love, María, comes back between Jeronimo and José...

Horizontes Award

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Eleven latin american films to contend for the Horizontes Award 'Abel', opera prima from Diego Luna produced by Gael García Bernal, will open Horizontes Latinos Eleven movies from different Latin American countries will contend for the Horizontes Award and its 35,000 Euros at the 58th San Sebastian Festival. At this event, the Horizontes Latinos section showcases a selection of the most interesting and innovating Latin American films made over the last twelve months, wit...

Another Planet

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Director: Ferenc Moldovanyi.
“Expanding upon themes he explored in Children: Kosovo 2000 (SDFF 24), Ferenc Moldoványi’s latest documentary is at once hypnotically beautiful and acutely disturbing. Shot over a two-year period in four countries on four continents—Ecuador (South America), Mexico (North America), Democratic Republic of Congo (Africa), and Cambodia (Asia)—Another Planet unfolds as a cinematic tone poem in the tradition of Koyaanisqatsi, exposing the unequal distribution of wealth around the world as a major humanitarian crisis. Framed by pastoral sequences in which a Tarahumara shaman imparts a dream of paradise on earth, the film moves quickly and seamlessly between the lives of seven children inextricably linked by their shocking and tragic experiences of daily exploitation and abuse. We meet lonely, aimless urchins, barely eking out a living on the streets. We see child laborers toiling in brick factories, garbage dumps, and brothels, only to be beaten when business is down. And perhaps most harrowing of all, we get to know the child soldiers of Congo as they are turned into killing machines. Throughout this journey, Moldoványi’s unwavering vision reminds us of the eternal coexistence of beauty and horror all over the world. Informed by the haunting cinematography of Tibor Máthé as well as Tibor Szemzö’s ethereal soundtrack, Another Planet crosses cultural boundaries to forge a commentary on the human condition as damning as it is open-ended.” 31st Starz Denver International Film Festival Official Catalogue "This globe-spanning film hits hard on many levels—visually, intellectually, emotionally. Beautifully shot in Ecuador, Mexico, Africa and Asia, Moldoványi’s film presents images that sparkle in the eye even as they punch you in the heart. Moldoványi introduces us to children in Cambodia, Ecuador, Mexico and the Democratic Republic of Congo, each of whom is struggling to survive. Working long hours, often in dangerous and dirty conditions, these children show us a side of existence that many have never seen or even imagined. While many in the US hold childhood as a special and protected time of nurtured innocence, this film reminds us all that for many children life is a brutal and precarious game of survival. With subjects that include children scavenging dumps for recyclables, child soldiers and child sex workers, this film offers a sympathetic and unblinking eye. The children themselves are our strongest storytellers, and they open up to Moldoványi’s camera to give us their own perspective. Their frankness astonishes as they talk matter-of-factly about their jobs and the consequences of not earning. The children either are at the mercy of adults—often the parents who force them to work and beat them when they don’t earn enough—or have been abandoned by adults altogether. While the film is not a gentle journey, it imagines a better world, a greater one. The filmmaker relies on your humanity and empathy to be moved by these children, while never directly suggesting a call to action. This film offers an unprecedented opportunity to explore another planet, a trip definitely worth taking." SILVERDOCS: AFI/Discovery Channel Documentary Festival

Talent Campus Durban, new talents announced

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3rd TALENT CAMPUS DURBAN 23 - 27 July 2010 at the 31st Durban International Film Festival (22 July - 1 August 2010) Talents Announced The Durban International Film Festival has announced that the selection for this year's edition of Talent Campus Durban has been finalised. Over 40 young filmmakers representing nearly 20 African countries, including Benin, Botswana, Cameroon, DRC, Egypt, Ethiopia, Ghana, Uganda, Kenya, Lesotho, Mali, Nigeria, Rwanda, Tanzania, Togo, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe, an...

Talent Campus Durban swelection finalized

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3rd TALENT CAMPUS DURBAN 23 - 27 July 2010 at the 31st Durban International Film Festival (22 July - 1 August 2010) The Durban International Film Festival has announced that the selection for this year's edition of Talent Campus Durban has been finalised. Over 40 young filmmakers representing nearly 20 African countries, including Benin, Botswana, Cameroon, DRC, Egypt, Ethiopia, Ghana, Uganda, Kenya, Lesotho, Mali, Nigeria, Rwanda, Tanzania, Togo, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe, and of course South A...

Guadalajara Film Festival Notches 25 Years

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Love, betrayal, death, machismo - as neatly as these themes suit mariachi music, they flatter Latino cinema even more. Happily, there's room for both in Guadalajara, the birthplace of mariachi music, of the tequila that often fuels it and of Mexico's ultimate cinema showcase.   Scene from Rodrigo Garcia's Mother and Child.     For its 25th milepost, the Festival Internacional de Cine en Guadalajara returns March 12 - 19, 2010 with a tally of 250 films. The venerable Festiv...

La Résidence de la Cinéfondation hosts its 20th session

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Since March 1st 2010, and until July 15th, La Résidence de la Cinéfondation welcomes its 6 latest winning candidates to support them in the writing of their first or second feature and help them prepare their film. The jury selected two female and four male filmmakers from the 200 applicants. Daniel Joseph BorgmanDaniel Joseph Borgman was born in 1981 in the small coastal town of Dunedin in New Zealand. After studying Film Science at Otago University, he moved to Copenhagen,...

Interview with Sarah Hoch - Mexico - Expresion en Corto : ... and the budget crisis.

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A scarcity of Mexican production and the absence of exhibition platforms prompted Sarah Hoch to establish  the festival Expresion en Corto twelve years ago which she has helmed ever since. As a publicly funded film festival, Expresion en Corto had a primary focus on short films. By 2009 it has morphed into one of the most important Latin American fests offering a comprehensive program with productions drawn from many countries, a program which stands comparison to much bigger major impo...

Interview with Sarah Hoch (Mexico - Expresion en Corto) ... and the budget crisis.

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A scarcity of Mexican production and the absence of exhibition platforms prompted Sarah Hoch to establish the festival Expresion en Corto twelve years ago which she has helmed ever since. As a publicly funded film festival, Expresion en Corto had a primary focus on short films. By 2009 it has morphed into one of the most important Latin American fests offering a comprehensive program with productions drawn from many countries, a program which stands comparison to much bigger major important fe...

The Redwood City International Latino Film Festival

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Continuing with the tradition of offering the best in Latino cinema, Redwood City and the Latino Leadership Council are excited to be the sole hosts of the Redwood City International Latino Film Festival. For the fourth year in a row, the Festival brings three evenings of incredible, award-winning international Latino films and a fabulous gala kick-off event. The Redwood City International Latino Film Festival offers the best features, shorts, and documentaries from Latin America, Spain, and Lat...

Berlinale Talent Campus will address the theme "Cinema Needs Talent: Looking for the Right People".

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From February 13-18, 2010, the Berlinale Talent Campus will open its doors at the Theater Hebbel am Ufer and welcome 350 young filmmakers from all over the world during the Berlin International Film Festival. The eighth Berlinale Talent Campus will address the theme "Cinema Needs Talent: Looking for the Right People". For many filmmakers, teaming up with the right people to inspire and support them and to create a collective vision is the essential element of successful ...

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