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Creative Industry Stars Celebrate the 5th Anniversary of the Festival: ‘A Shaded View on Fashion Film’ Hosted by the CENTRE PO

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Diane Pernet will welcome a host of iconic and inspirational figures from the creative industries as well as several exciting stars-in-the-making to the fifth anniversary edition of her festival, ‘A SHADED VIEW ON FASHION FILM’ (ASVOFF).  Actors, designers, filmmakers, artists, critics, entertainers, fashion photographers and celebrities will gather to celebrate ASVOFF's pioneering spirit, leadership and stamina as the world’s first and foremost film festival dedicated to ...

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 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...

Retrocognition

Director: Eric Patrick.
An animated collage of photographs and audio fragments from WWII era radio dramas combine to critique the classic American televisual nuclear family.

New Queer Cinema classics visit Prague’s Mezipatra Queer Film Festival

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The renowned American filmmakers Todd Haynes and Tom Kalin present their work at the 12th edition of the Mezipatra Queer Film Festival in Prague, Czech Republic. Tom Kalin presides over the International jury of the festival, which is one of the largest queer film festivals in Europe, and Todd Haynes will give a public masterclass. The festival opens with Todd Haynes ‘ cult classic Velvet Goldmine, and the following films will be presented by him in person: Poison, Safe and Far from Heaven. Ha...

A Shaded View on Fashion Film Awards

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  Announcing the Winners of the 4th Edition of the Festival: ‘A Shaded View on Fashion Film'   In a rapturous awards ceremony held on the opening night of Diane Pernet's three-day international festival A Shaded View On Fashion (ASVOFF), nine ‘fashion films' were bestowed upon winners with gongs and prizes followed by a moving performance at the official venue of ASVOFF 4 in Paris, the Centre Pompidou.  Over the weekend, ASVOFF electrified enthusiasts of both fashion a...

Rajendra Roy: Charting The Waters At MoMA

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  For Rajendra Roy, it’s all about the passion. Beginning his fifth year as the Celeste Bartos Chief Curator of the legendary Department Of Film at New York’s Museum Of Modern Art (MoMA), Raj (as he is affectionately known by friends and colleagues) can look back at significant accomplishments during his tenure and substantial challenges ahead. “The film world has changed so much since I started this job”, Roy shared with me in an interview in his intimate, no-frills office. “...

Once Mars Is Colonized

Director: Pierre Yves Clouin.
Once Mars is colonized, we must go to Alpha Centauri. - Ray Bradbury

Une fois Mars colonisée (Once Mars Is Colonized)

Director: Pierre Yves Clouin.
Once Mars is colonized, we must go to Alpha Centauri. - Ray Bradbury

Probably Spam

Director: Pierre Yves Clouin.
Being first is a job

Bless My Soul

Director: Pierre Yves Clouin.
... Because they don't know how to love you my way. 'Fever' performed by Esther Phillips 1966

Escalator

Director: Pierre Yves Clouin.
Escalator and flakes

Film Independent launches a Documentary Lab

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Film Independent, the non-profit arts organization that produces the Spirit Awards and the Los Angeles Film Festival, has launched a new Documentary Lab, sponsored by Latino Public Broadcasting, with 14 filmmakers and 9 projects participating. Taking place in Los Angeles, the Documentary Lab is an intensive seven-week program, with a main focus of assisting documentary filmmakers on their works-in-progress and providing creative feedback. All of the Film Independent Labs are designed to suppor...

Arte France Cinéma and Eurimages Awards for Best CineMart Projects handed out in Rotterdam

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  The 28th CineMart, co-production market of the International Film Festival Rotterdam concluded today, Wednesday February 2 in Rotterdam, with the announcement of the two awards for best CineMart Projects 2011 as chosen by the Jury consisting of Rémi Burah (General Secretary of ARTE France Cinéma), Peter Gustaffson (Swedish Television and Board Member of Eurimages) and Susanne Marian (Essential Filmproduktion, Germany). Touch Me Not by Adina Pintilie (Romania/France) wins the Arte France Ci...

Film festivals.com Review of Flights

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BOYS WILL BE BOYS SAMPLING A winning afternoon at LA Shorts Fest. “Boys Will Be Boys” is the name for Program 52 of the LA Shorts Film Festival. Featuring 78 programs, with 450 films, this reviewer chose this program at random for reviews. As luck would have it, one of the films (“Apple Jack”)shown during the Saturday afternoon presentation got voted “Best of the Festival” and another (“Flights”) is being featured at the upcoming Hampton’s International Film Festival next...

Robert Epstein will be our guest and a doc jury chairman

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One of the special guest at the 18th Edition of Plus Camerimage 2010 will be an internationally acclaimed non-fiction filmmaker, director, producer, writer and editor Robert P. Epstein. He will also serve as the Jury Chairman of the Short Documentary Films Competition “World of Images - Images of The World", held under the patronage of Discovery Networks Central Europe. Robert Epstein The organizers of Plus Camerimage will present a retrospective review o...

Once Mars Is Colonized

Director: Pierre Yves Clouin.
une fois mars colonisée, nous devons aller sur Alpha du Centaure. - Ray Bradbury Once Mars is colonized, we must go to Alpha Centauri. - Ray Bradbury

I'm a New York Based Artist

Director: Pierre Yves Clouin.
Que sera sera What will be, will be

Peter Hutton will present a broad retrospective of his work at DOCUMENTA MADRID

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  At his year´s 7th festival, DOCUMENTA MADIRD is offering broad programming in it´s parallel sections, including a series entitled "USA INDEPENDENTS" retrospectives of three filmmakers -Peter Hutton, Ben Russell and Joseph Strick- who have left their mark on recent history for their creative and revolutionary visions of the genre.  Peter Hutton has been a crucial figure in American documentary and experimental film for forty years. Hutton is the last link in the Nort...

The Global Film Village: Raj Roy: “Making Choices: The Beating Heart of Cinema”

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by Marla Lewin I attended the Film Festival Summit in Las Vegas and there were many interesting talks and panels presented. Most were aimed directly at teaching how to run and program a film festival. The most important function of the event however was to provide networking opportunities for festival directors and programmers to meet with their peers in a casual environment. We will be posting more reports from this event shortly. First up is a talk by Rajendra Roy Chief Curator ...

Interview with French Film Director, Phillipe Seclier/"An American Journey"/Photographer Robert Frank

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"An American Journey: Revisiting Robert Frank's 'The Americans'": Opens at "The Film Forum" on Wednesday, September 30.  SA: Question:  "Robert Frank is thought of as one of the greatest living masters of photography.  How did you decide to make a film about him?"Phillipe Seclier: Answer: "It's a long story.  I traveled to the USA in 1984, and learned a lot about American culture, theater, movies, paintings and American photography.  In 2005, I was lookin...

Interview with French Film Director, Phillipe Seclier

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Interview with French Film Director, Phillipe Seclier/"An American Journey"/Photographer Robert Frank"An American Journey: Revisiting Robert Frank's 'The Americans'": Opens at "The Film Forum" on Wednesday, September 30. SA: Question: "Robert Frank is thought of as one of the greatest living masters of photography. How did you decide to make a film about him?"Phillipe Seclier: Answer: "It's a long story. I traveled to the USA in 1984, and learned a lot about American culture, theater, movies...

ZINEBI 50: Bilbao festival of nonfiction and tapa sized films

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The Bilbao International Festival of Documentary and Short Film (ZINEBI) jubilates its 50th birthday November 23-29, making it one of the world’s oldest showcases of the seventh art. Who knew? A mere hour from San Sebastián—home to Spain’s premier fest--this year’s juried meet in the heart of Basque country drew 2,849 contenders from 85 countries for its coveted Mikeldi Award. Eighty of these survived Selection Committee scrutiny, which includes the criterion that films and video produc...

Miami Short Film Festival Jury Members

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2008 Judges at the Miami Shortfilmfestival November 17-23 M. Evelina Galang is the author of two books of fiction, HER WILD AMERICAN SELF, a collection of short stories and the novel, ONE TRIBE. Galang is the recipient of numerous awards, among them, the 2004 Gustavus Myers Outstanding Book Awards Advancing Human Rights, the 2004 AWP Prize in the Novel and the 2007 Global Filipino Award in Literature for ON...

Art At The Tribeca Film Festival

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Saturday, April 26-------Each year at the Tribeca Film Festival, a group of acclaimed New York-based artists contributes original artwork that is exhibited during the Festival before serving as filmmaker awards for 13 winning directors. This year's art pieces are on display at The New School Kellen Gallery at the Sheila C. Johnson Design Center.2008 Tribeca Film Festival Artists John AlexanderJohn Alexander will contribute The Screamer, a 2008 oil-on-canvas depicting a crow and its mirror image...
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