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VIVA ESPANA!

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Currently running in Indian cinemas, Alejandro Gonsalez Inarritu's Biutiful presents a gritty, grimy Barcelona  which is a far cry from the exquisitely beautiful city showcased by Woody Allen in "Vicky Cristiba Barcelona". But Barcelona is only one of several Spanish cities that Indian tourists can set their sights on thanks to Espana's sunny weather, natural beauty  and splendid culture (13 UNESCO World Heritage Sites and 42 World Heritage cities !) Indian travellers w...

New York: 2011 Jewish Film Festival

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                 In its 20th edition, the New York Jewish Film Festival presented 36 features and shorts from 14 countries; 31 premiered in New York.  As in past years a balanced program provided perspectives on the Jewish experience and included several outstanding productions on the holocaust period and its aftermath.                In LILITH (Eytan Harris, ISRAEL, 2010), a documentary; prejudices and resentments are revealed when a mother...

Berlinale Camera 2011 to Jerome Clément

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  Since 1986, the Berlin International Film Festival has presented the Berlinale Camera to film personalities or institutions to which it feels particularly indebted and wishes to express its thanks.   At the 61st Berlin International Film Festival Israeli film pioneer Lia van Leer, outgoing president of ARTE Jérôme Clément as well as Berlin's arthouse cinema owners Franz and Rosemarie Stadler will be awarded Berlinale Cameras.   In the 1950s, Lia van Leer...

The judges arrived in Sundance

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Sundance Institute announced members of five juries awarding prizes at the upcoming Sundance Film Festival which runs January 20-30, 2011. The juries are comprised of 23 individuals spanning the global arts community. Juror photos and extended biographies, in addition to the complete Festival lineup and schedule, are available at www.sundance.org/festival. All awards will be announced the evening of January 29 at the 2011 Sundance Film Festival Awards Ceremony. The Short Film Awards will als...

Over 220 films participate in DIFF's Dubai Filmmart for global distribution and outreach

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Industry buyers at DIFF will have one of the strongest repertoires of films to choose from including 103 films screened at DIFF, 43 films from the Gulf Film Festival, and 78 Filmmart-recommended films. The line-up includes 23 world premieres, 6 international Premieres, 37 Middle East premieres, and 21 GCC premieres. Ziad Yaghi, Director, Dubai Filmmart, said the trading and distribution platform has grown considerably over the past years by successfully accomplishing distribution deals fo...

Enter the Demon Drummer

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Director: Ram Loevy.
It seemed like a simple story: a group of Israeli "drum addicts" travel to the Republic of Mali, to study the Djembe, the ceremonial African drumming. Gradually it becomes a highly charged encounter between black Muslims and white Jews, between Hi-Tec experts and poor villagers and ends as a heart breaking love affair.

Israel Fest film slate

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Enriching the American vision of Israeli life and culture through the powerful medium of film, the Israel Film Festival has definitively become the largest showcase of Israeli films in the United States. 2010 marks the 25th anniversary of this much acclaimed Israeli showcase that celebrates a quarter-century of Israeli cinema in the United States, and today the film festival announced its most dynamic program since its founding. Encompassing over 30 titles, including award winning features, do...

Clint Eastwood to be honored at MOTIFF gala reception

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  The Museum of Tolerance will present the First Museum of Tolerance International Film Festival (MOTIFF) November 13-18, 2010 in Los Angeles, it was announced today by Museum officials.  Festival offerings will be screened in several theaters including the 300-seat state-of-the-art Peltz Theatre. The MOTIFF will be screening films from around the globe that shine a light on human rights issues both past and present.  Intertwined with classic films that bolster the Museum of T...

Clint Eastwood will be honored at MOTIFF festival

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The Museum of Tolerance will present the First Museum of Tolerance International Film Festival (MOTIFF) November 13-18, 2010 in Los Angeles, it was announced today by Museum officials. Festival offerings will be screened in several theaters including the 300-seat state-of-the-art Peltz Theatre. The MOTIFF will be screening films from around the globe that shine a light on human rights issues both past and present. Intertwined with classic films that bolster the Museum of Tolerance’s mission,...

'Mercy' please, Leon Clingman!

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During the World Cup, FIFA 2010, my friend South African actor Leon Clingman and I traded information about World Cup news from each country we were in (he in South Africa and me in Brazil). Now, the Cup is over and film excitement has taken over in South Africa once again. Leon Clingman speaks to us from Cape Town about his latest film projects.   LEON: My role in Black Butterflies is really small (3 lines). I play a doctor who works at the reception of a psychiatric ho...

Jerusalem International Film Festival wraps with awards

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The 27th Jerusalem International Film Festival came to an EndThe winner of the Haggiag Family Award for Israeli Cinema Best Full-Length Feature is Intimate Grammar, directed by Nir Bergman, and produced by Assaf AmirThe winner of the Van Leer Award for Israeli Cinema for Best Documentary Film is A Film Unifinished, directed by Yael Hersonski and produced by Noemi Schory and Itay Ken-TorFollowing are the winning films in the Festival competition:The Haggiag Award for Best Full-Length Feature Film...

A long cry along with the wind's

Director: Julie Aguttes.
A long cry along with the wind's or a fantasmatic immersion in the heart of Marseille's industrial port - a world apart, now about to disappear

New York's Shade of Lavender

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  EYES WIDE OPEN (Israel)  After a mercilessly cold and snowy winter, spring has finally sprung in New York, with its explosion of flowers, smells and colors. Amidst the ruby reds, the dazzling yellows and the intoxicating shades of green, there is a distinct shade of lavender, as gay and lesbian films make their annual pilgrimage to the city and its environs in the run-up to the area's gay pride celebrations in June. First out of the starting gate is the Jacob Burns Film C...

"Love" Spat turns Legal

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Emmanuel Benbihy, producer of the "Love Cities" series currently including "Paris, Je t'aime" and "New York, I Love You," is taking the production of film project "Love Berlin - How We Met" to trial for copyright infringement and unfair competition, according to "The Hollywood Reporter: The Daily Cannes."  The principles on "Love Berlin," Visitor Pictures, Sherazade Films, and the Very Useful Co., are filing a countersuit.  One can ...

Line-up of the 23rd Connecticut Gay & Lesbian Film Festival

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  Out Film CT is pleased to announce the line-up of the 23rd Connecticut Gay & Lesbian Film Festival, beginning Thursday, May 27th and spanning 10 days through Saturday, June 5th.  The festival kicks off this year with the world premiere screening of Casper Andreas' new romantic comedy Violet Tendencies, starring Mindy Cohn of "The Facts of Life" fame in the title role.  Vice President Suzanne Shayer points out, "Our festival has continued to grow in prominence on the f...

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,...

Leo Hurwitz and the New York School of Documentary Film Storm Anthology Film Archives

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For many Americans, "terrorism" is an anthropological term meaning dark foreigners. They might be surprised to learn that it was how a U.S. Senate committee once described corporate America's tactics to crush labor unions.   Social documentarian Leo Hurwitz reenacted findings from that official body — the La Follette Senate Civil Liberties Committee — in his 1942 feature film, Native Land. The hybrid documentary raised the specter of fascism and called exploited workers to action....

Bears and Awards for the Best Films in Berlinale Shorts

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The International Short Film Jury awarded the Golden Bear and the Jury-Prize Silver Bear, the DAAD Short Film Award and the nomination for the European Film Academy Short Film 2010.    The Golden Bear for the best short film goes to Händelse Vid Bank by Ruben Östlund from Sweden. 96 people are reconstructing a failed bank robbery witnessed in 2006. "Everybody imagines a bank robbery as it is presented in the cinema: everything is perfectly organized and is executed fa...

24 Israel Film Festival Opens Tonight In NMB at The Intracoastal Theater Sponsored by JewishSearch.com!

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24th ISRAEL FILM FESTIVAL IN MIAMI   CELEBRATING THE INTERNATIONAL SUCCESS OF ISRAELI CINEMA   February 17-25, 2010 at Sunrise Cinemas Intracoastal Mall   Opening Night Honors Presented To  Yehoram Gaon 2010 IFF Lifetime Achievement Award The Peres Center for Peace 2010 IFF Humanitarian Award Shaul Rikman 2010 IFF Founder’s Award David Keinan ~ Akiva Segal ~ Ron Reshef 2010 IFF Community Leadership Award ...

24th ISRAEL FILM FESTIVAL IN MIAMI STARTS FEBRUARY 17, 2010 AT THE INTRACOASTAL THEATER IN NORTH MIAMI BEACH

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CELEBRATING THE INTERNATIONAL SUCCESS OF ISRAELI CINEMA  February 17-25, 2010 at Sunrise Cinemas Intracoastal Mall  Opening Night Honors Presented To  Yehoram Gaon 2010 IFF Lifetime Achievement Award The Peres Center for Peace 2010 IFF Humanitarian Award Shaul Rikman 2010 IFF Founder’s Award David Keinan ~ Akiva Segal ~ Ron Reshef 2010 IFF Community Leadership Award Opening Night Film: A MATTER OF SIZE Nominated for 14 Ophir Awards (Israeli Academy) Cl...

NEWSLETTER N° 450: January 27, 2010

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.............WELCOME TO OUR NEWSLETTER N° 450: January 27, 2010 Follow this LINK if you cannot read the newsletter properly Contact the Editor, Advertise on the sites. Our newsletter reaches 77 000 film professionnals every week. COMING SOON THE NEXT FESTIVAL DAILIES ON FEST21.COM We follow 4 000 festivals for you. Stay tuned for Sundance, Berlin.... ___________________________________________________...

24th Israel Film Festival U.S. Premiere of VOICES OF JERUSALEM

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By Maria Esteves - January 20, 2010 The 24th Israel Film Festival (IFF) U.S. Premiere of VOICES OF JERUSALEM, directed by Ofer Naim commenced Monday, December 7, 5:15pm at the School for Visual Arts (SVA) theatre, New York. This captivating, awe- inspiring hour long documentary explores the ancient city Jerusalem, Israel, and Ofer Naim quest to answer questions such as "Is there any hope or solution to the problems surrounding Jerusalem?" Interviews included Aliza Rosen, David Cro...

New York Sephardic Jewish Film Festival Lineup

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By Maria Esteves - January 14, 2010 The 14th Annual 2010 New York Sephardic Jewish Film Festival (NYSJFF10) commence February 4 - 11, 2010, at the Center for Jewish History. The festival sponsored by American Sephardi Federation/Sephardic House (ASF) and Yeshiva University Museum, annually celebrates the rich, vibrant history, customs and culture in Sephardic Jewry cinema. This year's 20th Anniversary of the festival's inception honors NYSJFF founders Dr. Janice Ovadiah, Mr. Morrie Yohai, and I...

14th New York Sephardic Jewish Film Festival Official Lineup

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By Maria Esteves - January 14, 2010 The 14th Annual 2010 New York Sephardic Jewish Film Festival (NYSJFF10) commence February 4 - 11, 2010, at the Center for Jewish History. The festival sponsored by American Sephardi Federation/Sephardic House (ASF) and Yeshiva University Museum, annually celebrates the rich, vibrant history, customs and culture in Sephardic Jewry cinema.  This year's 20th Anniversary of the festival's inception honors NYSJFF founders Dr. Janice Ovadiah, Mr. Morrie ...

19th Annual 2010 New York Jewish Film Festival Official Lineup

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By Maria Esteves - January 10, 2010 The 19th Annual 2010 New York Jewish Film Festival (NYJFF10) commences January 13-28, 2010, at the Walter Reade Theater. The festival presented by The Jewish Museum and The Film Society of Lincoln Center, annually showcase world cinema that investigates, records, and celebrates the Jewish experience. This year's festival lineup includes over 20 features, documentaries, and shorts, along with panel discussions, gala receptions, and special events (Opening ...

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