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No Rock Unturned

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Like any good archeologist, uncovering treasures is paramount to a successful excavation and award winning filmmaker Tom DiCillo has managed to dig up and sift out never-before-seen-footage of one of the most iconic, influential rock bands in history, The Doors. Narrated by Johnny Depp, “When You Are Strange,” uses footage shot between 1965 and 1971, the year Morrison was found dead in his Paris apartment at age twenty-seven. "Tom DiCillo's 'When You're Strange' is a met...

The Santa Barbara International Film Festival Kick Off

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In recent years Fantasy Football has been catching on at a fever pitch. An Internet thing, you get to pick any player from any team in any position to be on your imaginary fantasy team. On Thursday, February 4 the Santa Barbara International Film Festival hits the ground running with a line up that only seems possible in a fantasy, Internet or otherwise. Once again, Executive Director Roger Durling has accomplished the seemingly surreal in good ‘gets’ for the festival’s 25t...

A road to the GOYAS – Best Film Nominees

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Los Goyas,Spanish equivalent to the OSCAR or BAFTA were created in 1987.Let´s get to know the Film Nominees a bit better.CELDA 211 – 16 nominations Prison drama directed by Daniel Monzón Plot : Juan Oliver wants to make a good impression at his new job as a prison officer and reports to work a day early, leaving his pregnant wife, Elena, at home. His destiny is forever changed by this fateful decision, as during his tour of the prison, an accident occurs that knocks him unconscio...

The nominations for the Orange British Academy Film Awards in 2010

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The official nominations for the Orange British Academy Film Awards in 2010                           BEST FILM AVATAR - James Cameron, Jon Landau AN EDUCATION - Finola Dwyer, Amanda Posey THE HURT LOCKER - Nominees TBC PRECIOUS: BASED ON THE NOVEL PUSH BY SAPPHIRE - Lee D...

The official nominations for the Orange British Academy Film Awards in 2010

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BEST FILM AVATAR - James Cameron, Jon Landau AN EDUCATION - Finola Dwyer, Amanda Posey THE HURT LOCKER - Nominees TBC PRECIOUS: BASED ON THE NOVEL PUSH BY SAPPHIRE - Lee Daniels, Sarah Siegel-Magness, Gary Magness UP IN THE AIR - Ivan Reitman, Jason Reitman, Daniel Dubiecki OUTSTANDING BRITISH FILMAN EDUCATION - Finola Dwyer, Amanda Posey, Lone Scherfig, Nick Hornby FISH TANK - Kees Kasander, Nick Laws, Andrea Arnold IN THE LOOP - Kevin Loader, Adam Tandy, Armando Iannucci, Jesse Armstrong, Sim...

Avatar scores best Golden Globes

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FILM   BEST FEATURE - DRAMA WINNER: "Avatar" "The Hurt Locker" "Inglourious Basterds" "Precious" "Up in the Air" BEST FEATURE - COMEDY "(500) Days of Summer" WINNER: "The Hangover" "It's Complicated" "Julie & Julia" "Nine" ACTOR - DRAMA WINNER: Jeff Bridges - "Crazy Heart" George Clooney - "Up in the Air" Colin Firth - "A Single M...

The Victoria Film Festival Welcomes Kris Kristofferson as this Year’s IN Award Winner.

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Victoria, BC As part of its commitment to Independence, Innovation and Inspiration the Victoria Film Festival has developed an award for a person in the film industry who exemplifies these qualities through their work in film. The Victoria Film Festival Welcomes Kris Kristofferson as this Year’s IN Award Winner.   Richard Crouse, of Canada AM will host the inaugural IN Award ceremony celebrating lifetime achievements. We wanted to come up with an award that would honour...

AN EDUCATION Leads London Critics

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AN EDUCATION, the 1960s-set drama by Danish director Lone Scherfig, led the pack at the announcement of the 30th London Film Critics’ Circle Awards nominations. The film scored seven nominations, including British Film of the Year and notices for actors Carey Mulligan, Alfred Molina, Rosamund Pike and Olivia Williams. AN EDUCATION will compete for Best British film with the likes of Jane Campion’s BRIGHT STAR, Armando Iannucci’s IN THE LOOP, Andrea Arnold’s FISH TANK, ...

SAG Awards: Actors In The Spotlight

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  NINE (directed by Rob Marshall) The Screen Actors Guild, the most important union of actors and actresses working in film and television, have announced their award nominees for this year. With the focus squarely on the acting arts, the list of those tapped for possible awards makes another pit stop in the road to the Oscars (which will be given out this year on March 7). As expected, lead and supporting actors in the films as UP IN THE AIR, PRECIOUS and INGLORIOUS BASTERDS ...

Golden Globe Snubs and Surprises

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   Jeremy Renner in THE HURT LOCKER It happens every year.....key performances, outstanding films and worthy indies and international titles that seem primed for awards consideration are inexplicably ignored. This has happened again with the announcement last week of the Golden Globe Award nominations, considered second only to the Oscars. The Hollywood Foreign Press Association, the group of 80 international film critics and journalists who vote for the prizes, is known f...

UP IN THE AIR Goes All The Way

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  How do you follow up an international success like JUNO?Well....writer/director Jason Reitman, who has only three feature films to his credit, is sailing into Oscar town with his latest serious satire, UP IN THE AIR. The George Clooney-starrer has already been named Best Picture of the Year by several critics groups and has now posted the biggest nomination record for this year's Golden Globe Awards (will Oscar gold be far behind????). UP IN THE AIR has scored six 2009 Golden G...

The Global Film Village: 67TH ANNUAL GOLDEN GLOBE AWARDS NOMINATIONS

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by Marla Lewin   1. BEST MOTION PICTURE – DRAMA AVATAR Lightstorm Entertainment; Twentieth Century Fox THE HURT LOCKER Voltage Pictures C/O 42West; Summit Entertainment INGLOURIOUS BASTERDS The Weinstein Company / Universal Pictures; The Weinstein Company PRECIOUS: BASED ON THE NOVEL PUSH BY SAPPHIRE A Lee Daniels Entertainment / Smokewood Entertainment Group Production; Lionsgate UP IN THE AIR Paramount Pictures; Paramount Pictures 2. BEST PERFO...

Winners of the Fido Awards

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WINNERS OF THE 2009 CANINE ‘OSCARS' ANNOUNCED: The Fido Awards and Dogs Trust celebrate winning dog actors   Winners of the Fido Awards presented in association with Dogs Trust and honouring canine cinematic excellence were announced today at the prestigious ceremony at BFI Southbank. The full list of winners is as follows:   HISTORICAL HOUND (for period drama excellence)                The Young Victoria ROM-COM ROVER (for romantic-comedy com...

Little Ripper Film Festival

Calling all Film Makers!
The Little Ripper Film Festival is looking for shorts for their up and coming screening Friday Dec 4th, 2009 at the Classic Cinema, Elsternwick, VIC, AUSTRALIA.  As an introductory offer you can enter your shorts for free! Films can be up to 30mins in length and contestants are in the running for The Little Ripper Award.  Simply go to our website http://www.littleripperfilmfestival.com.au join the mailing list and submit your entries.  Submissions close by Friday November 20th so get to it – You little ripper!

Savannah Film Festival preview

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The 12th annual Savannah Film Festival, hosted by the Savannah College of Art and Design, will take place from Saturday, October 31-Saturday, November 7.   Films to receive special gala screenings will include Jean-Marc Vallée's "The Young Victoria"; Oren Moverman's "The Messenger," with Moverman and stars Woody Harrelson and Ben Foster in attendance; Grant Heslov's "The Men Who Stare at Goats"; Pedro Almodovar's "Broken Embraces"; Lone Sher...

Savannah Film Festival preview

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The 12th annual Savannah Film Festival, hosted by the Savannah College of Art and Design, will take place from Saturday, October 31-Saturday, November 7. Films to receive special gala screenings will include Jean-Marc Vallée’s “The Young Victoria”; Oren Moverman’s “The Messenger,” with Moverman and stars Woody Harrelson and Ben Foster in attendance; Grant Heslov’s “The Men Who Stare at Goats”; Pedro Almodovar’s “Broken Embraces”; Lone Sherfig’s “An Education”; the ...

2009 Hamptons Festival Award Winners Announced!

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Golden Starfish Award for Best Narrative Feature:“The Misfortunates,” directed by Felix van GroeningenSpecial Jury Award for Outstanding Achievement by an Actor:Paprika Steen, APPLAUSEGolden Starfish Award for Best Documentary:“Long Distance Love,” directed by Magnus Gertten and Elin JonssonSpecial Jury AwardMUGABE AND THE WHITE AFRICAN, Lucy Bailey & Andrew ThompsonGolden Starfish Award for Best Short:“Dust Kid,” directed by Jung YumiBest Film of Conflict & Resolution:“Rabbit a la...

A brief preview from the Savannah Film Festival

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The 12th annual Savannah Film Festival, hosted by the Savannah College of Art and Design, will take place from Saturday, October 31-Saturday, November 7.Films to receive special gala screenings will include Jean-Marc Valles The Young Victoria; Oren Movermans The Messenger, with Moverman and stars Woody Harrelson and Ben Foster in attendance; Grant Heslovs The Men Who Stare at Goats; Pedro Almodovars Broken Embraces; Lone Sherfigs An Education; the United States premieres of James Ivorys The City...

San Sebastian : Today's Films (Saturday 19)

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 Today is Saturday, September 18th... the second day of the San Sebastian-Donostia Film Festival. Here's what's being screened today...   Official Selection Chloe Julianne Moore and Amanda Seyfried star in a Canadian film that follows a woman who hires a girl to tempt her husband to see if he is cheating. El Baile de la Victoria In Chile, a young man looking to take revenge on a famous bank heister crosses paths with a mysterious ballerina. ...

Branchage Film Festival 2009 1st - 4th October

Branchage Festival 2009

Jersey film festival to screen The Wizard of Oz in magical drive-in cinema experience

- The Wizard of Oz screened People’s Park Oct 3rd

- As part of Branchage, taking place Oct 1st – 4th

Branchage Jersey International Film Festival is coming back to the island in October, screening an incredible selection of films in breathtaking

and unusual locations.

Highlights for 2009’s festival will include a spectacular drive-in-cinema showing seminal Judy Garland classic The Wizard Of Oz, a screening of this year’s most shocking film Lars Von Trier’s Antichrist and British Sea Power performing their poignant soundtrack to the renowned 1934 fisherman film Man of Aran.

Branchage Jersey International Film Festival has an unbeatable range of films being screened in truly breathtaking locations, including a beautiful drive-in screening of The Wizard Of Oz at People’s Park on the island, a truly terrifying screening of Antichrist in a scary hut in the Jersey woods and an incredible performance by British Sea Power to the classic black & white fisherman film Man of Aran.

The festival launched in 2008 as a vibrant cross-arts film festival that transformed a number of Jersey’s well recognised landmarks and changed them into unusual screening venues.

Venues secured for the 2009 festival include: Mount Orgueil Castle, Jersey Museum Cinema, The Town Hall/Magistrates Courts, The War Tunnels, Victoria College Boys School Hall, Jersey Opera House. There’ll also be screenings inside the spectacular Barclays Wealth Spiegeltent, plus an incredible drive-in screening at People’s Park.

Branchage aims to create new cinema-going experiences by holding screenings at unusual, atmospheric locations - bringing people into environments they wouldn't usually associate with film, and hand-picking the perfect films to screen in these breathtaking locations.

The festival is also giving a total of £10,000 in awards for filmmakers, across a range of categories.

Festival director Xanthe Hamilton said: “Rolling off the success of the first year Branchage is back in 2009 with even more gusto. This year we have really honed our programming style, and with even more unusual venues we will be taking films into fitting and interesting spaces, offering our audiences a whole new cinema experience.

“The film programme is vast and diverse, and this year we have a very strong educational and industry strand and in true Branchage style a heavy helping of live music and party madness. This year we are proud to be inviting several filmmakers from around the world to present their films in Jersey, and we are exited about our new partnerships with the US based True/False Documentary Film Festival and a radio show coming live out of the festival on air in New Jersey and New York.”

Branchage Film Festival 2009 1st - 4th October

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Branchage Festival 2009 Jersey film festival to screen The Wizard of Oz in magical drive-in cinema experience - The Wizard of Oz screened People’s Park Oct 3rd - As part of Branchage, taking place Oct 1st – 4th Branchage Jersey International Film Festival is coming back to the island in October, screening an incredible selection of films in breathtaking and unusual locations. Highlights for 2009’s festival will incl...

NEWSLETTER N° 429: August 25, 2009

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..............WELCOME TO OUR NEWSLETTER N° 429: August 25, 2009 Follow this LINK if you cannot read the newsletter properly Contact the Editor of the site, Advertise on the sites. You can find us at twitter.com/fest21 and find Bruno Chatelin on facebook Add yor fest21.com RSS to your blogs! How to use FestivalExpress our new online submissi...

Over The Fence Short Film Fest opens on 2 October

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  The 12th Over The Fence Short Film Fest opens on 2 October and travels the land to Queensland, across to Victoria and back to Western Australia.   The Tour will conclude in February when the OTF Most Popular Film and the OTF Best Film Awards will be announced. And in the meantime get ready for 2010! The fest will be aligning itself with the Wild West Comedy Fest and expand! The fest will include  1/ Feature, Featurette, Mocu & Documentary films 2/ Short Form Se...

"The Young Victoria" announced asToronto Closing Night Gala

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The 34th Toronto International Film Festival will close in royal style on September 19 with the North American premiere, Gala Presentation of The Young Victoria, directed by the critically-acclaimed French-Canadian filmmaker Jean-Marc Vallée (C.R.A.Z.Y.) from a script by Academy Award®-winning Julian Fellowes (Gosford Park)....

Hillside Film Festival

Celebrating its fifth year in 2010, the Hillside Film Festival is calling for entries from Victoria’s most promising young filmmakers. The festival gives emerging filmmakers the opportunity to see their films on the big screen in front of a large audience, be judged professionally by some of the most respected filmmakers and writers in the country, and win some fantastic prizes along the way.   

Screened in one of Victoria’s most-beautiful cinemas, the Cameo Outdoor Cinema in Belgrave, the festival proudly focuses on artistic excellence and innovation, celebrating great filmmaking across all genres, styles and budgets. We want to hear from young filmmakers with a unique voice, a story to tell and a fresh approach to filmmaking – not just those with the best equipment or famous friends. Industry judges include Sandra Sciberras, director of the AFI award-winning ‘Caterpillar Wish’ (AUS 2006), and Bridget Callow, producer of the AFI-nominated ‘Bitter and Twisted’ (AUS 2008).

This year, filmmakers are competing for a stack of cash and awards, including a $1,000 cash prize from The Upwey & District Community Bank Group and a prize pack from Madman Entertainment. Selected films will also feature on the small screen, presented on Foxtel’s Aurora Community Channel as part of Youth Week 2010. To enter, films must be 15 minutes or less, and the filmmaker from Victoria and aged 30 or under.

For more information, and to enter online, check out www.hillsidefilmfestival.com.

Entries close on Monday 2nd November.

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