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DOG SWEAT turns up the heat at LA Fest

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Director/writer/producer Hossein Keshavarz along with Maryam Azadi who is also the writer/producer of this film take us on journey into the lives of young adults who are living in Tehran and are dealing with issues which are commonplace in our everyday lives in real life and on reality TV in America.The film’s title is the Iranian term for moonshine. So this is not a doggie movie but a presentation what a dog’s life can be if you follow the culture and its traditional values.So you will not ...

Dog Sweat Turns up the heat

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DOGSWEAT turns up the heat Director/writer/producerHossein Keshavarz along with Maryam Azadi who is alsothe writer/producer of this film take us on journey into the lives ofyoung adults who are living in Tehran and are dealing with issues which are commonplacein our everyday lives in real life and on reality TV in America.Thefilm’s title is the Iranian term for moonshine. So this is not a doggie moviebut a presentation what a dog’s life can be if you follow the culture and itstraditional va...

One Damn Degree

Director: Hesam Dehghani.

Kiana is a 15 year old school girl. She is shocked, when she realizes her best friend, Sara, has another identity. Kiana is now forced to do a job that she had never imagined even in her worst nightmares.

Human Rights Arts and Film Festival only a few days away

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With the 2010 Human Rights Arts and Film Festival only a few days away, we would like to announce that the festival will be officially opened by Susan Booth, Senior Member, Queensland Civil and Administrative Tribunal (QCAT) and former Anti-Discrimination Commissioner of Queensland.  Our exciting Saturday feature films open with "My Tehran for Sale" followed by Q&A with director Granaz Moussavi and lead actor Amir Chegini and special guest Faramarz K-Rahber from the Griffith U...

Human Rights Arts and Film Festival only a few days away

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With the 2010 Human Rights Arts and Film Festival only a few days away, we would like to announce that the festival will be officially opened by Susan Booth, Senior Member, Queensland Civil and Administrative Tribunal (QCAT) and former Anti-Discrimination Commissioner of Queensland. Our exciting Saturday feature films open with "My Tehran for Sale" followed by Q&A with director Granaz Moussavi and lead actor Amir Chegini and special guest Faramarz K-Rahber from the Griffith University Film Scho...

Brisbane HRAFF just around the corner

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With Brisbane HRAFF just around the corner we thought it would be a good opportunity to send out a program update.GUEST SPEAKERSHRAFF is pleased to announce that Peter Kennedy - spiritual leader of St Mary's-in-exile, will introduce the inspirational film Pray the Devil Back to Hell at the Visy Theatre, Sunday 30 May 6.30pm. Pray the Devil Back to Hell chronicles the remarkable story of thousands of Liberian women of different faith who came together to stage a silent protest to end a bloody civ...

Emotions run high at Copie Conforme press conference

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Abbas Kiarostami, 1997 Palme d'Or winner, returned to Cannes presenting his In Competition film, Copie Conforme. Tuesday morning's press conference, however, veered toward a heavier subject as Kiarostami called for the release of fellow Iranian filmmaker, Jafar Panahi, who has been imprisoned in a Tehran jail since March 1. Kiarostami hoped to draw attention to the struggle filmmakers face in his native country who are persecuted for having creative ideas, for films that haven't even been compl...

Human Rights Arts and Film Festival

HRAFF and Brisbane Powerhouse present
Human Rights Arts and Film Festival

Sat 29 - Sun 30 May 2010


Bringing you the boldest films from Australia and around the globe, the Human Rights Arts & Film Festival will challenge, touch and inspire audiences from all walks of life.
The Human Rights Arts & Film Festival is a dynamic and vibrant art and film festival featuring a variety of creative media aimed at raising awareness and generating debate on human rights issues in Australia. This year HRAFF returns to Brisbane after sold out sessions and rave reviews in 2009. Join women around the world as they fight for equality, follow the path of an Iranian artist seeking cultural liberation or come and discuss films aimed to raise Climate Change awareness. Whatever it is you’re interested in, this festival has something for you!

SATURDAY 29 MAY

Session 1
1.30pm
My Tehran For Sale
(Australia/Iran – Persian with English Subtitles)

Featuring Q&A with the film's Director Granaz Moussavi and lead actor Amir Chegini

Session 2
8pm
A Powerful Noise
(USA – Vietnamese/Bosnian with English Subtitles)

Free live music on the Turbine Platform 5pm Saturday 29 May featuring Tenzin Choegyal, Jumping Fences, Kooii and more!


SUNDAY 30 MAY

Session 3
11am
REEL Change Shorts
(Various)

Session 4
6.30pm
Pray the Devil Back to Hell
(USA)

COST
$15 Adult per session
$13.50 Conc per session
$46 Full festival pass

For more information visit http://hraff.mysite4now.net/Films/Brisbane.aspx

For tickets visit http://www.brisbanepowerhouse.org/events/view/human-rights-arts-and-film-festival/

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The Big Issue

Politics (Overt And Subtle) At New Directors New Films

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  WOMEN WITHOUT MEN (Shirin Neshat)  For most people, a trip to the cinema is a welcome escapism from the harshness of the world and its problems. For others, films with political subjects or contexts are sought out for a population hungry to engage and feeling starved for perspective and analysis. While New Directors New Films is not an overtly political affair, it is hard to avoid the powerful political discourses that careen through some of the films in this year’s pro...

San Francisco (April 22 - May 6) SFIFF 53 New Directors Competition Films

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The 53rd San Francisco International Film Festival (April 22 - May 6) will award close to $100,000 in total prizes this year. The New Directors Prize of $15,000 is given to a narrative first feature that exhibits a unique artistic sensibility and deserves to be seen by as wide an audience as possible. An independent jury will select the New Directors Prize winner, to be announced at the Golden Gate Awards Wednesday, May 5. Alamar, directed by Pedro González-Rubio, Mexico 2009 West Coa...

End Of The Road

Director: Ali Baharlou.
As a bookworm college student, Sepehr Decides to commit suicide due to the emotional, social and financial problems...

Kerala Top prizes won by films from Argentina, India, Indonesia, Iran, Tajikistan and South Africa.

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14th International Film Festival of Kerala 2009 (Trivandrum, India 11th -18th December, 2009)    Indonesian film "Fishing Platform" directed by Ravi Bharwani and Iranian film "About Elly" directed by Asghar Farhadi jointly won the prestigious golden crow pheasant award for best feature film at 14th edition of International Film Festival of Kerala 2009 [11-18 December,2009] which was held in south Indian city of Trivandrum. "True Noon", a Tajik film di...

Vinyl

Director: Ashley Fairfield.
Zeke is an eighteen year old Sudanese refugee living with his parents and younger brother in a small housing commission flat. He has lost one of his younger brothers to the fighting which engulfed his country and his whole family struggles with their loss as well as their new life. Zeke feels like his violent past is determining his future but finds hope for the future through the power of music.

The First Door one the Sky

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Director: Sepideh Abtahi.
“The First Door on the Sky” The First Door on the Sky is the story of an anonymous citizen who thinks of himself as an untiring freedom fighter like Nehru, Lumumba, and Gandhi. He believes in the freedom of world’s nations, especially Iranians, from domestic and foreign domination. Despite owning a 4000 sqm property, Dr Mohammad Taraghi lives in a very small room and survives off of selling recyclable garbage materials. His ultimate goal however, is turn his property into the “House of Nation “. Eighty years old man, Dr Mohamad Traghi, is going to bequest his valuable property to the United Nations and earns his living by collecting trash

The First Door one the Sky

Director: Sepideh Abtahi.
“The First Door on the Sky” The First Door on the Sky is the story of an anonymous citizen who thinks of himself as an untiring freedom fighter like Nehru, Lumumba, and Gandhi. He believes in the freedom of world’s nations, especially Iranians, from domestic and foreign domination. Despite owning a 4000 sqm property, Dr Mohammad Taraghi lives in a very small room and survives off of selling recyclable garbage materials. His ultimate goal however, is turn his property into the “House of Nation “. Eighty years old man, Dr Mohamad Traghi, is going to bequest his valuable property to the United Nations and earns his living by collecting trash

Revolutionary Program at the 4th Iranian Filmfestival

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This year’s Iranian Film Festival will partly evolve around the theme of 30 years of revolution in Iran. The fourth edition of this festival, which will take place on the 18, 19 and 20th of December in De Fabriek in Zaandam (the Netherlands) will not only look back at the events of the 1979 Islamic Revolution, but will also focus on Iran’s current situation. Through documentaries, short films and interviews with international guests, the festival tracks the development of Iran in the 30 ye...

the man with red travel suit

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Director: MARYAM ORANG.
A girl among all those who are waiting for a man with red travel suit makes her mind to go after him. The contradiction of keeping waiting and moving ahead.

The inaugural Doha Tribeca Film Festival PREVIEW

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The inaugural Doha Tribeca Film Festival (DTFF) announced today it will open with a special screening of director Mira Nair's “Amelia,” a thrilling account of legendary aviation pioneer Amelia Earhart starring two-time Academy Award® winner Hilary Swank and Golden Globe® winner Richard Gere. Organizers also revealed the 32 films that will comprise the rest of the Festival’s film slate. 12 of the films have roots in the Middle East and the balance is a diverse selection of acclaimed title...

Jury members for the Asia Pacific Screen Awards

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Eminent Chinese director, screenwriter and producer, Huang Jianxin, will head the International Jury for the third annual Asia Pacific Screen Awards (APSA). He will be joined by Australian playwright and screenwriter David Williamson, Iranian filmmaker Tahmineh Milāni, Indian playwright, screenwriter and director Feroz Abbas Khan and Korean writer/director Gina Kim. The International Jury will determine winners in the 2009 Asia Pacific Screen Awards to be announced in a ceremony on Australia'...

The inaugural Doha Tribeca Film Festival PREVIEW

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The inaugural Doha Tribeca Film Festival (DTFF) announced today it will open with a special screening of director Mira Nair's “Amelia,” a thrilling account of legendary aviation pioneer Amelia Earhart starring two-time Academy Award® winner Hilary Swank and Golden Globe® winner Richard Gere. Organizers also revealed the 32 films that will comprise the rest of the Festival’s film slate. 12 of the films have roots in the Middle East and the balance is a diverse selection of acclaimed title...

Asia Pacific Screen Awards Jury members

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Eminent Chinese director, screenwriter and producer, Huang Jianxin, will head the International Jury for the third annual Asia Pacific Screen Awards (APSA). He will be joined by Australian playwright and screenwriter David Williamson, Iranian filmmaker Tahmineh Milāni, Indian playwright, screenwriter and director Feroz Abbas Khan and Korean writer/director Gina Kim. The International Jury will determine winners in the 2009 Asia Pacific Screen Awards to be announced in a ceremony on Australi...

"Green Movement" at 17th Filmfest Hamburg

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Since 28th September 2009, the 17th Filmfest Hamburg has been apprehended by the Iranian  "Green Movement"  for independence. Filmfest guests are spontaneously joining the peaceful resistance movement, and are showing their solidarity by having photographs taken of them wearing green scarves. The "green wave" was initiated at the festival by exiled Iranian director Sepideh Farsi ("Tehran Without Permission"). Farsi is not only being supported by her Iranian dire...

“Green Movement” at 17th Filmfest Hamburg

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Since 28th September 2009, the 17th Filmfest Hamburg has been apprehended by the Iranian “Green Movement” for independence. Filmfest guests are spontaneously joining the peaceful resistance movement, and are showing their solidarity by having photographs taken of them wearing green scarves. The “green wave” was initiated at the festival by exiled Iranian director Sepideh Farsi (“Tehran Without Permission”). Farsi is not only being supported by her Iranian directing colleagues, but ...

Abu Dhabi's Film Festival Announces its Narrative & Documentary Feature Selections

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Egypt's The Traveler (Al Mosafer) with Omar Sharif to screen as Opening Night Gala The Middle East International Film Festival (MEIFF) today unveiled the lineup of the feature-length narratives and documentaries that will compete for Black Pearl Awards worth over $1 million during the upcoming Festival. Presented by the Abu Dhabi Authority for Culture and Heritage, this year's MEIFF will run from October 8 to 17. Peter Scarlet, the festival's new Executive Director commented, "...

NEWSLETTER N° 431: September 10, 2009

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