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CANADIAN CITY TO NAME STREET AFTER RAJ KAPOOR, Toronto filmfest to host tribute to kapoor clan

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 In a welcome gesture to Indian Cinema, the City of Brampton in Ontario, Canada,  will name a street after the ultimate Showman – the late Raj Kapoor. Introducing a new street into the infrastructure of the city, when constructed it will be named, the ‘Raj Kapoor Crescent’.  The Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) will host a tribute to the patriarch of the Kapoor clan,  Raj Kapoor. Titled, ‘Raj Kapoor and the Golden Age of Indian Cinema’ the festival will run for six ...

Irvine Welsh's Ecstasy

Director: Rob Heydon.
A Transformational Love Story from the love of Ecstasy to the ecstasy of Love. Ecstasy debuted as the No. 1 Bestselling book all over the world, and was translated into twenty languages. The feature-length film Ecstasy is an adaptation of a short story (entitled The Undefeated) taken from this narrative collection.

A Tribute to Hitoshi Matsumoto at Locarno 2011

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Hitoshi Matsumoto on the set of Scabbard Samurai Hitoshi Matsumoto on the set of Scabbard Samurai The film, starring newcomer Takaaki Nomi and Jun Kunimura (Kill Bill: Vol. 1), is produced by Yoshimoto Kogyo, Kyoraku Sangyo and Phantom Film, and goes on theatrical release in Japan next June 11. Highlighting the occasion of the premiere, Festival del film Locarno will pay tribute to Hitoshi Matsumoto with screenings of the director’s two other features to date, Big Man Jap...

NEWSLETTER N° 510: May 23, 2011: Cannes wrap up dailies and Awards‏

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NEWSLETTER N° 509: May 20, 2011: Cannes 1st week‏

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7 .............                                                                                                                                                          NEWSLETTER N° 509: May 20, 2011 Follow this LINK if you cannot read the newsletter properly  Contact the Editor to Advertise with us  This weekly newsletter reaches 90 952 film professionals. Dail...

Star-studded Nordic Party in Cannes

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      On Monday evening Göteborg International Film Festival along with Haugesund International Film Festival arranged the annual Nordic Party on the beach at Cannes Film Festival. This year's sponsor was the Norwegian fashion label Moods of Norway. There were guests from the Nordic and international film industry; Rennie Harlin, Urich Thomsen, Ro...

51st Krakow Film Festival ready to open

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51st Krakow Film Festival is due to begin next week. Besides the competing and premiere films, the audience will also have an opportunity to watch the films of “Festivals Laureates” and “Somewhere in Europe” sections, which have already gained viewers' love and jurors' acclaim.Krakow Film Festival's category of “Festival Awards Winners” is being created on the basis of the cooperation with other festivals focusing on documentary and short films, such as IDFA in Amsterdam, HotDocs in ...

WorldFest-Houston Award winners

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WorldFest-Houston International Film Festival Wraps Up 44th Season with 21 World Premieres! WorldFest-Houston, the third longest-running International Film Festival in North America, celebrated the conclusion of its 10-day run of film, fun and fanfare in its 44th annual independent film showcase with a 14% increase in overall audience attendance! Kicking off WorldFest’s Opening Night festivities on Friday, April 8, was the Texas premiere of Chad Waterhouse and Ankush Kholi’s poignant r...

At Night, They Dance - Directors' Fortnight

At Night, They Dance Isabelle Lavigne, Stéphane Thibault   A family story that takes us into the heart of a clan of women who have passed down the art of dancing from mother to daughter since time immemorial. Shot in Cairo, the film takes an unsentimental yet lyrical look at a hidden world full of surprise and fascination.   Screenplay Isabelle Lavigne, Stéphane Thibault

Big Muddy - Cinefondation selection

Cinéfondation Selection Big Muddy Jefferson Moneo A teenage outlaw, on the run with his mother and her good for nothing boyfriend, comes face to face with the past when a mysterious drifter shows up at the gang's hideout.   Screenplay Brian Paccione

Twenty-four producers from Canada, Europe and the United States have been selected to participate in Trans Atlantic Partners

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  Trans Atlantic Partners tags impressive slate of producers for third annual co-production training opportunity Twenty-four producers from Canada, Europe and the United States have been selected to participate in Trans Atlantic Partners, co-presented by Canada's Strategic Partners, Germany's Erich Pommer Institut and New York's Independent Filmmaker Project. The impressive list of producers will take part in the 2011 event - an intensive, three-module film training program...

Gary Lucas Plays "The Golem" (1920) -- Gary Lucas accompanies the film live with his original solo guitar score

Director: Paul Wegener and Carl Boese.
I have performed with this classic horror/fantasy film--the best version of the Golem legend ever made--in our 20 countries round the world since debuting my live score (in collaboration with composer Walter Horn) at the Museum of th Moving Image in Astoria NY in 1989. The film concerns the actual historical Rabbi Jehudah Loew, who Jewish legend has it fashioned a man out of clay and brought him to life through cabbalistic magic to protect the Jewish Community of 16th century Prague from annihilation. A stunningly beautiful, little seen film!

"movies under the stars", Rooftop Docs in London

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  A new company called HDoutdoor is redefining "movies under the stars", by taking the hi-def experience outdoors. And they're starting out big, by being chosen as AV production partner for the Rooftop Docs series at this year's Hot Docs festival, taking place May 4th, 5th, and 6th on the roof of London Tap House in Toronto. Hot Docs is North America's largest documentary festival.   HDoutdoor will turn any outdoor space - park, schoolyard, golf course, parking lot,...

AS IF I AM NOT THERE, interview with Juanita Wilson

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Interview with director Juanita Wilson   Director Juanita Wilson won the Film Award of the Council of Europe (FACE), presented in scope of Human Rights in Cinema competition with her film AS IF I AM NOT THERE (Ireland, Bosnia, 2010). I interviewed with Juanita Wilson at the Marmara Taksim Hotel in Taksim Square on the 20th floor with a stunning view of Istanbul surrounding us. Juanita spoke passionately about her film that has now traveled around the world and which has e...

Interview with director Juanita Wilson

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Director Juanita Wilson won the Film Award of the Council of Europe (FACE), presented in scope of Human Rights in Cinema competition with her film AS IF I AM NOT THERE (Ireland, Bosnia, 2010). I interviewed with Juanita Wilson at the Marmara Taksim Hotel in Taksim Square on the 20th floor with a stunning view of Istanbul surrounding us. Juanita spoke passionately about her film that has now traveled around the world and which has even provoked change in Bosnia to recognize rape as a war crime fo...

AS IF I AM NOT THERE, INTERVIEW

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    Interview with director Juanita Wilson   Director Juanita Wilson won the Film Award of the Council of Europe (FACE), presented in scope of Human Rights in Cinema competition with her film AS IF I AM NOT THERE (Ireland, Bosnia, 2010). I interviewed with Juanita Wilson at the Marmara Taksim Hotel in Taksim Square on the 20th floor with a stunning view of Istanbul surrounding us. Juanita spoke passionately about her film that has now traveled around ...

MOTHERS at 30th IFF

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'Mothers', Milcho MOTHERS (2010) is the latest film by celebrated Macedonian filmmaker Milcho Manchevski (Before the Rain, 1994) screens at the 30th Istanbul International Film Festival (IFF) 2011 MOTHERS premiered in Toronto 2010 for US and in Berlin for its international premier.     STAY TUNED FOR INTERVIEW WITH THE DIRECTOR COMING SOON! "MOTHERS begins with fiction, indeed with the fabrication of a lie, moves on to an attempt at the fabr...

A new Platform for European-Canadian co-productions launches: PRODUCERS LAB TORONTO

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EFP, OMDC and TIFF(R) launch next PRODUCERS LAB TORONTO After a successful launch in 2010, the feature film networking and co-production program PRODUCERS LAB TORONTO (PLT) is scheduled to be held again during the Toronto International Film Festival®, running from September 7-10, 2011. Created by European Film Promotion (EFP) in collaboration with the Ontario Media Development Corporation (OMDC) and the Toronto International Film Festival® (TIFF)...

Bats: You Can't Spell "A Bat" Without "A" and "B"

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Director: MATTHEW HAHN.
A family's routine is thrown into a tizzy, twice, when bats get into the house. However, they all learn a valuable lesson about how important bats are and how they are disappearing from the planet.

Tribute to Nanouk Leopold and Stienette Bosklopper at Crossing Europe

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Crossing Europe Filmfestival will dedicate a tribute to two prominent film personalities from the Netherlands: director Nanouk Leopold and producer Stienette Bosklopper (Circe Films), who have collaborated frequently during the past ten years. The festival takes place in Linz, Austria, April 12 -17. Every year Crossing Europe offers a programme with the best contemporary auteur cinema from Europe. A permanent feature of the programme is the Tribute section, dedicated to innovative European f...

Vikas Kohli of FatLabs to receive special recognition at the ReelWorld Film Festival

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  Vikas Kohli of FatLabs will be the first to receive the coveted Trailblazer Award from the ReelWorld Film Festival for his work solely as a film composer and music producer. It's been an adventure over the past year, with several of the films Kohli has composed for receiving awards and it seems fitting that now the composer himself will be recognized for his tireless contributions to the arts. It is...

Krakow Film Festival (23rd -29th May) includes 35 titles in competition

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  National competition of 51st Krakow Film Festival (23rd -29th May) includes 35 titles. The winner of the national competition will be awarded with the Golden Hobby-Horse.   It is for the first time that feature documentaries enter the national competition. Two of them participate also in the international competition: "The Doctors" by Tomasz Wolski, currently in the post-production phase, and "Phnom Penh Lullaby" by Pawel Kloc, which has already bee...

Indian Film Festival of Los Angeles (IFFLA) jury members announced

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  Respected Hollywood and media personalities will serve on the Features, Documentaries and Shorts juries of the 9th Annual Indian Film Festival of Los Angeles (IFFLA), the organization announced today. The festival runs April 12-17 at ArcLight Hollywood in Los Angeles, California.   IFFLA Executive Director Christina Marouda said, "We are very appreciative to have such distinguished members of the film industry join us.  From academics and acting to filmmaking and jou...

ReelWorld Film Festival Opens Up with "Snow"

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  11th Annual ReelWorld Film Festival Opens Up with, Rohan Fernando's Canadian Feature Film "Snow" Sponsored by TD Bank Financial Group.   FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   Tronto, Canada [March 29, 2011] - Thanks to the generous support of our returning partners TD Bank financial, and Cineplex Entertainment, ReelWorld Film Festival (RWFF) is proud to announce that Canadian movie "Snow" will be the Opening Night Gala April 5 at Scotiabank Theatre Toronto....

11 East and Central European films compete in Vilnius international film festival's competition programme

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The competition programme "New Europe - New Names" at the Vilnius International Film Festival "Kino Pavasaris" has selected a formidable collection of Eastern and Central European films. The audience is invited to 11 thrilling, refreshing brand new films thoroughly selected by an international jury. These particular foreign films are all contenders in the line to become the highlights of the festival. They have already proved their potential at Cannes, Venice, Berl...
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