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Another Nomination for "Covariance"!

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"Covariance" was nominated Best Short Film at the 2012 Rwanda International Film Festival in Kigali last week.  http://www.hillywood.org/ This is the third such nomination for the film. It received Best Film nods at the Cape Winelands Film Fest in Capetown, South Africa in March, and Best Digital Film and Best Actress nominations at the Art Deco Film Fest in Sao Paulo, Brazil this month. For more info on the film, please visit http://www.dawnwestlake.com ...

Two Nominations for "Covariance" in Brazil!

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"Covariance" has been nominated for two awards by the jury of the 2012 Art Deco Film Festival in Sao Paulo, Brazil. The 13.5-minute film which explores the fantasies of two gambling addicts has garnered nods as Best Digital Capture Film and Best Actress for Dawn Westlake. http://www.festivalartdeco.blogspot.com/p/indicacoesnominations.html Westlake was named a Canon Platinum Filmmaker in 2002. She made "Covariance" with generous support in the camera d...

Festival #22 for "Covariance"!

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"Covariance" (2011/USA/13.5 mins.) received its 22nd film festival acceptance from Sao Paulo, Brazil for the Art Deco Film Festival, July 2-21, 2012. The film stars David Razowsky and Dawn Westlake. Cinematography is by Francesco Uboldi. 2nd Unit/DIT/Editing by Brandon Bondehagen. The film was generously supported in the camera department by Canon USA, Inc. and was shot on three Canon 5D Mark IIs. For more info and to see a trailer, please visit: http://www.dawnwestlake.com...

Beijo de Morena (Brunette Kiss)

Director: Edilberto Restino.
What if you could change the History with a single shot? In this sci-fi alternative reality WW2, a German soldier tells to his grandson how he killed Hitler. Through his eyes we recover the hidden reality of History. But had things happened the way he remembers it or perhaps the fabric of memory is mixed with the fabric of time itself? Brunette Kiss is Best Director Award winner at Rob Know film festival,Best Visual Award at Limelight Film Awards, London 2010 and Grand Prix award winner, Best Art Design and Best Performance in a film winner at EOTP International Film Festival 2011. A Brunette Kiss is the second chapter of Edilberto Restino's series. The first chapter, Red Letter, won 9 international film festivals.

'A TRIP' at Cinedays in Skopje, Macedonia! (interview with Ales Pavlin)

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 A TRIP (2011) producer Ales Pavlin The Slovenian film IZLET (A TRIP, 2011) by writer/director Nejc Gazvoda and producer Ales Pavlin most recently traveled to the 52nd Thessaloniki Film Festival (TIFF) and screened in competition at 'Cinedays' in Skopje, Macedonia. A TRIP's 'trip' will continue to Goa, India for the Goa Film Festival and then begin its tour in the USA. It is the first feature film (of what promises to be many) for both writer/director Nejc and producer Ales.  I in...

'A TRIP': Interview with Ales Pavlin!

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 A TRIP (2011) producer Ales Pavlin The Slovenian film IZLET (A TRIP, 2011) by writer/director Nejc Gazvoda and producer Ales Pavlin most recently traveled to the 52nd Thessaloniki Film Festival (TIFF) and screened in competition at 'Cinedays' in Skopje, Macedonia. A TRIP's 'trip' will continue to Goa, India for the Goa Film Festival and then begin its tour in the USA. It is the first feature film (of what promises to be many) for both writer/director Nejc and producer Ales.  I in...

'A TRIP' at 52nd TIFF

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A TRIP (2011) producer Ales Pavlin   The Slovenian film IZLET (A TRIP, 2011) by writer/director Nejc Gazvoda and producer Ales Pavlin most recently traveled to the 52nd Thessaloniki Film Festival (TIFF) and screened in competition at 'Cinedays' in Skopje, Macedonia. A TRIP's 'trip' will continue to Goa, India for the Goa Film Festival and then begin its tour in the USA. It is the first feature film (of what promises to be many) for both writer/director Nejc and producer Ales. ...

IFFR brings Gondry's Home Movie Factory to Rotterdam

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The International Film Festival Rotterdam announced today it is bringing the successful interactive installation "Home Movie Factory" by French filmmaker Michel Gondry to the Netherlands. Following the example of Jack Black and Mos Def in Gondry's film BE KIND, REWIND (2008), the installation gives participants the opportunity and resources to make a short film in under three hours. Gondry will open the installation in Rotterdam on 26 January 2012 and it will run until 5 March 2012. ...

Antidote for despair

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Director: Mike Dolan.
A young married couple wander through a sultry night in a small city before meeting with a mysterious old woman.

In Retrospect... From RIFF 2010 to MIPCOM 2011

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In Retrospect... From RIFF 2010 to MIPCOM 2011... Last year the film at RIFF 2010 which stirred up quite a debate was this documentary, WHEN THE DRAGON SWALLOWED THE SUN (2010), which threatened to destabilize the friendly relationship between China and Iceland (the film is about China's oppressive hold over Tibet). Now one year later the film is being sold at the world's biggest TV market, MIPCOM, at Cannes; October 03-06, 2011.   Interview with director Dirk Simon from ...

El hombre que estaba entre la gente

Director: Manuel Loyola Bahrs.
Roman (30 years-old) works digitizing photographs and negatives that he gathers from photo developing shops in the center of Santiago. Every day he manipulates images of unknown families. One day he receives a package that contains images of a man that looks like his father, whom he has only seen in a couple of pictures his mother has. Since that moment, Roman begins to look for clues in the pictures that might lead him to meet this man.

2011 Awards Night

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The Actor Felipe Folgosi during the 2011 Award Night Chris Fernandes (Actress), Roberto Christo (Director) & Ledah Briacho (Actress) during the 2011 Award Night. Sao Paulo, Brazil For more pics, access: http://www.festivalartdeco.blogspot.com/ ...

Two award nominations for "A.L.I.C.E." at the Art Deco Fest in Sao Paulo

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"A.L.I.C.E." has been nominated for TWO awards at the Art Deco Film Festival in Sao Paulo, Brazil: BEST DIGITAL FILM (Dawn Westlake) and BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY (Francesco Uboldi). The film screens there on May 20th, 2011. "A.L.I.C.E." is currently screening in Cannes, presented by Ouat Media. For more information, please contact fred.joubaud@ouatmedia.com  For more info on the film, please visit: http://www.dawnwestlake.com/dawnwestlake/rondecana/films/ali...

10th Festival Invite for "A.L.I.C.E."

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"A.L.I.C.E." will be screened in the Art Deco Film Festival in Sao Paulo, Brazil on May 20th. Director/producer Dawn Westlake learned about Art Deco through a post they made on the film's Fest21.com page. So, thank you/merci to Bruno Chatelin and all the folks behind-the-scenes here at Fest21 and filmfestivals.com !!! "A.L.I.C.E." is available for broadcast sales and will be presented in the Cannes Short Film Corner 2011 by Ouat Media. For more information, please cont...

Bless My Soul

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

First International Uranium Film Festival invites you to Rio

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  1st INTERNATIONAL URANIUM FILM FESTIVAL RIO DE JANEIRO 2011  MAY 21st - 28th   Urânio em Movi(e)mento, the First International Uranium Film Festival invites you to Rio de Janeiro, May 21st to 28th 2011. The main locations of the festival are the two beautiful cultural centres Parque das Ruinas and Laurinda Santos Lobo in the famous quarter Santa Teresa. The festival team has now selected 15 feature documentaries and movies and 19 short films: 7 films from USA, Brazil 5, ...

First International Uranium Film Festival in Rio

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Urânio em Movi(e)mento, the First International Uranium Film Festival invites you to Rio de Janeiro, May 21st to 28th 2011. The main locations of the festival are the two beautiful cultural centres Parque das Ruinas and Laurinda Santos Lobo in the famous quarter Santa Teresa.The festival team has now selected 15 feature documentaries and movies and 19 short films: 7 films from USA, Brazil 5, Germany 5, Australia 4, France 3, Africa do Sul 2, Costa Rica 1, Sweden 1, Russia 1, India 1, Denmark 1,...

25th TEDDY AWARD 2011 - The Winners

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  The nine members of the international jury - organisers of queer and other film festivals - view films within the framework of all programs of the Berlinale which have queer context. Three films are nominated for each category and one receives a TEDDY for best feature film, best documentary/essay film and the best short film, each with a cash award of €3,000.   Members of the Jury: Marcus Hu (President of the TEDDY AWARD Jury) Strand Releasing, Culver City...

My film festival online film fest by Unifrance

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With films from 10 new film directors [first or second film] represented, MyFilmFestival.com (Jan 14 – 29) enables viewers around the world to view and vote in this inaugural online film festival under the auspices of UniFrance. Andrew L. Urban of www.urbancinefile.com.au (who will represent Australia on the jury of international critics) reports.Screenwriter Christopher Thompson’s assured debut feature, Bus Palladium, is one of the 10 films in competition in the inaugural MyFrenchFilmFestiv...

Barbara Visser Wins Dutch Cultural Media Fund Documentary Award

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Dutch documentarian Barbara Visser has won the 2010 Dutch Cultural Media Fund Documentary Award, announced by the fund’s chair Jacob Kohnstamm at the opening ceremonies of IDFA, the largest documentary film festival in the world. The prize of € 125,000 was awarded for the realization of her plan for the film C.K. The film concerns an accountant for a large art fund who suddenly disappears from the face of the earth along with his family and millions of euros of public money. Bewildered, the ...

Barbara Visser Wins Dutch Cultural Media Fund Documentary Award

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  Dutch documentarian Barbara Visser has won the 2010 Dutch Cultural Media Fund Documentary Award, announced by the fund’s chair Jacob Kohnstamm at the opening ceremonies of IDFA, the largest documentary film festival in the world. The prize of € 125,000 was awarded for the realization of her plan for the film C.K. The film concerns an accountant for a large art fund who suddenly disappears from the face of the earth along with his family and millions of euros of public money. Bewi...

Apichatpong Weerasethakul, Guest of Honor of the first edition of the 4 +1 Film Festival

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The Thai director Apichatpong Weerasethakul, winner of the Golden Palm at the last Cannes Film Festival and the Jose Luis Guarner Critics Award at Sitges with Uncle Boonmee who can Recall his Past Lives (2010) -which has also been proposed as a candidate for an Oscar for Best Foreign Film by Thailand -will be the Guest of Honor of the first edition of the 4+1 Film Festival FUNDACION MAPFRE. This event - which will be held simultaneously in Bogotá, Buenos Aires, Mexico City, Madrid and Sao Paulo...

Interview with Yonathan Levy

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Yonathan Levy is a rising Israeli/French filmmaker who won ÉCU 2010’s Film of the Festival (Europe’s Best Independent Film 2010) with his touching film, Das Kind. While Das Kind continues its road to success on the festival circuit, Yonathan spoke to us about his influences and aspirations, keeping us eager to see what he’s up to next. Where are you from? I was born in Israel but I’ve always lived in France…until now. Indeed, next week, I will go back to Isra...

New film festival in Rio to highlight the nuclear energy question

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The 1st International Uranium Film Festival - URÂNIO EM MOVI(E)MENTO - has announced its “call for entries” to filmmakers and film directors from around the world for productions to be featured at the 2011 event held in Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo 21st - 28th May and 2nd - 9th June 2011. URÂNIO EM MOVI(E)MENTO is Latin America´s first film festival to highlight nuclear and radioactive issues. It is an annual event with 2 international competitions.The Festival accepts all independent sh...

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