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Canadian Detective Story Premieres In Locarno

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  YOU ARE HERE, a meta-detective story produced by ZeroFunction Productions and Scythia Films, will have its world premiere in the Filmmakers of the Present competition at the Locarno International Film Festival this week. Reminiscent of the mind-games of Charlie Kaufman and the experimentation of Steven Soderbergh, YOU ARE HERE is the first feature by internationally acclaimed Toronto-based video artist Daniel Cockburn.  The film weaves a Borgesian fantasy composed of mul...

Panahi Film To World Premiere In Venice

Venice Days (Giornate degli Autori), a special section of the upcoming 67th edition of the Venice Film Festival, will host the World Premiere of Iranian director Jafar Panahi's latest work, The Accordion. The film, produced by ART for The World as part of the new film project "THEN AND NOW, Beyond Borders and Differences" based on article 18 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, is a short film that stresses the rights of "freedom of thought, conscience an...

One day to go Until Toronto Film Festival

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RABBIT HOLE (John Cameron Mitchell, USA) With just a month left until the Toronto International Film Festival, the largest film event in North America and one of the premiere film summits of the year, the shape of the event is coming into closer view. With independent and international cinema showing some pulse at the box office after a disasterous two years, all eyes will be turning to Canada in the coming weeks for a crystal ball peak at what should be some of the big end-of-y...

NEWSLETTER N° 472: july 21, 2010

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NEWSLETTER N° 471: july 10, 2010

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Innovations at the 17th Oldenburg International Film Festival

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The Oldenburg International Film Festival is the first German festival to showcase a selection of its films online via the video-on-demand platform MUBI. Also new this year is the introduction of an iPhone app for festival visitors. This mobile festival guide will provide users with quick and conclusive information about films, events and locations during the Oldenburg Festival Many international festivals are already in partnership with MUBI, but the honor of being the first German festival inv...

Toronto FF Opens With Hockey Musical

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   Olivia Newton-John in SCORE: A HOCKEY MUSICAL Toronto and hockey......a match made in maple leaf heaven. Add music and icon Olivia Newton-John to the mix and you've got the ingredients for a fun and campy film delight. Well, that delightful concoction, the first hockey musical that I've ever heard tell of, will be the Opening Night Gala for the Toronto International Film Festival in September. The Festival hosts the world premiere of SCORE: A HOCKEY MUSICAL by Canadian writ...

Cairo Time on Aruba Time

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 Cairo Time on Aruba Time! Ruba Nadda and Patricia Clarkson on red carpet at Aruba IFF. The night before their premier, we met at the Aruba Golf Resort at The Burning Plain after party and over all-you-can-Mumms, I spoke with them both about their experience filming entirely on location in Cairo. In the presence of flipping and twirling Aruba Carnivalesque stage dancers- a truly Lynchian moment- they told me how marvelous and exciting their experience in Cairo was. From the looks of their l...

Is It Just Me?

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  This is talented actor Nicholas Downs. I asked him to tell me about his new film Is It Just Me? (2010) which is winning awards at film festivals nationwide and internationally.  NICHOLAS: Blaine (Nicholas Downs) is a typical young gay man looking for love...without much success. Enter Xander (David Loren), the man of his dreams. After meeting in an online chat room, they quickly fall for each other and start a virtual relationship. Before long, they decide to meet face-...

Daniel Iron and Ruba Nadda

  Daniel Iron and Ruba Nadda appear on the red carpet at Aruba IFF to premier their film Cairo Time starring Patricia Clarkson and Alexander Siddig In Cairo on her own as she waits for her husband, Juliette finds herself caught in a whirlwind romance with his friend Tareq, a retired cop. As Tareq escorts Juliette around the city, they find themselves in the middle of a brief affair that ca

Toronto Film Festival Moves Downtown

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  The 2010 edition of the Toronto International Film Festival, one of the most important events of the film calendar, is readying for a major move to downtown Toronto from its previous digs in the swanky Yorkville section. The new action is set on Queen Street and King Street West, a vital area of theaters, restaurants, bars and, not coincidentally, the newly opened TIFF Bell Lightbox, the Festival's main hq and the site of the Festival's year-round programs. While this does repre...

Cannes Prize Winner Coming to USA

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  Sometimes even a Palme d'Or from the Cannes Film Festival is NOT enough to guarantee US theatrical distribution. The Thai film UNCLE BOONMEE has been distributor-less for 2 months since winning the Festival's top prize. But word now comes out of Los Angeles that veteran distribution company Strand Releasing has acquired all US rights to Apichatpong Weerasethakul’s UNCLE BOONMEE WHO CAN RECALL HIS PAST LIVES. Strand has released three of Weerasethakul’s previous films includ...

NEWSLETTER N° 470: july 2, 2010

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NEWSLETTER N° 469: june 25, 2010

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Up and coming Canadian Emily Schooley shoots hot golf movie

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Emily Schooley (born October 17, 1984 in Calgary, Alberta), is an up-and-coming Canadian television  and film actress, currently residing in Toronto. She is a rising scream queen, appearing in horror films such as The Witching Hour and Black Eve, and has won awards for her on-screen performances from several independent film festivals, including the Toronto Urban Film Festival. She also does voice work, and recently contributed to Flip's Twisted World, a video game also featuring ...

NEWSLETTER N° 468: june 16, 2010

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Red carpet with the team from Cairo time...in Aruba

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                                  The team from Cairo Time which premiered in Toronto, Tribeca...AND came to Aruba Film Festival. Daniel Iron (the producer) speaks with wendy Dent from the red carpet. ...

Derek Luis named Chief Executive Officer of National Screen Institute - Canada

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Accomplished media professional Derek Luis has been named Chief Executive Officer of National Screen Institute - Canada (NSI). He replaces outgoing CEO Susan Millican. Derek joins NSI at a time of great growth and change in Canada's screen-based industries. Derek's career includes 20 years of broadcast, print and online experience across news and current affairs, drama, factual, documentary, variety, performing arts and web content. He has worked as a writer, researcher, director, produce...

NEWSLETTER N° 467: june 11, 2010

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Run Granny Run!

Director: Nikolaus von Uthmann.
The most dramatic race since BEN HUR! Sweet Granny is walking to her favorite spot at a lake when she gets overtaken by Mrs Messala. The old ladies maneuver their wheeled walking-aides in a breathtaking, funny but violent snail-pace race. Black humour + whacky comedy underlined by subtle social commentary, as if Monty Pythons had teamed up with Mike Leigh. The film has already been shown at festivals all over the world, and has won the Gold Remi Award of the WorldFest Houston (category: Best Original Comedy Short), and the Audience Award of the Kino Knock Out Festival in Altkirch, France.

Highlights from the Chicago International Children's Film Festival

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  The Chicago International Children's Film Festival ("CICFF") celebrates its 27th season this October 22-31, 2010. A record number of films have been submitted to the 2010 Festival, an increase of 12% so far over 2009. (In 2009, entries increased by 19% overall from 2008.) This year, "there is an unprecedented number of entries, already in this early submissions stage", according to Programming Director, Ann Vikstrom. Nancy Goldenberg, Director of Children's Programs...

NEWSLETTER N° 466: may 24, 2010

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.............                                                      WELCOME TO OUR NEWSLETTER N° 466: may 24, 2010 Follow this LINK if you cannot read the newsletter properly The Future of Cinema Salon in Cannes gave a toast to Future of Festivals Filmfestivals.com and Xomo gathered 100 festival directors attending Cannes for a wine tasting reception. Our Cannes...

Filmfest Emden-Norderney Numerous premieres on the North Sea coast

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  21st International Filmfest Emden-Norderney Numerous premieres on the North Sea coast The International Filmfest Emden-Norderney will be taking place for the 21st time with 89 films from 23 countries. 37 films are being shown in Emden and Norderney as German premieres, eleven of them world premieres. 21 feature and documentary films will be competing for the Bernhard Wicki Award, the DGB Film Award, the NDR Young Directors Award and the EZetera Film Award. Opening films: "M...

NEWSLETTER N° 465: may 13, 2010

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3 TIMES OSCAR WINNER DAVID MACMILLAN CONFIRMED ON FEST TRAINING GROUND

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David Macmillan, is a long established Sound Department expert winner of 3 Oscars, and who has worked in the highest level for five decades.David has worked with some of the best film Directors of our time, he has helped names such as Steven Spielberg, Francis Ford Coppola, Sydney Pollack, Philip Kaufman, Alan Parker, Joel Schumacher, Kathryn Bigelow, Oliver Stone, Ron Howard, and many others to achive their goals.David is widely recognized as one of the most important sound department experts i...

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