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Egyptian director Youssef Chahine, dies at 82

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Chahine was born into a Christian Egyptian family, a Greek mother and a father of Lebanese descent in Alexandria, Egypt,[2][3] on January 25, 1926.[1] Chahine began his education at a frères' school and continued his studies at the Victoria College. After one year at Alexandria University, he moved to the United States to study acting at the Pasadena Playhouse.Starting as a directorAfter returning to Egypt, he turned his attention to directing. Cinematographer Alvise Orfanelli helped Chahine in...

The Best of the 34th Northwest Film & Video Festival

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The Best of the 34th Northwest Film & Video Festival touring program provides an exuberant cross-section of the state of filmmaking in the Northwest. Chosen by this year's Festival Judge, German writer and film critic Heike Kuhn, and first screened at the Festival last November, the selections reveal the diversity, vibrancy and creativity at play in the region's media arts community.The program includes the Judge's Award winner SARI'S MOTHER, by James Longley, Seattle; Audience Award winner NO B...

"I am, because WE are"

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Written and Produced by MADONNA!!! In a slightly nervous tone, and down to earth, non-eloquent manner, THE Madonna thanked everyone who attended and "The Tribeca Film Festival" for allowing her to present the film, as "it was distributed to other festivals, however, due to it's content, was not looked highly upon. I thank Jane Rosenthal and her risk taking behaviour. She's my kind of girl!!! I believe that the film is rewarding, creative and spiritual. I am grateful just to be sta...

NewFest 2007 Official Selection NY Premiere of THE GODFATHER OF DISCO

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By Maria Esteves - May 23, 2007 THE GODFATHER OF DISCO, directed by Gene Graham will have its N.Y. Premiere at NewFest 2007: The 19th Annual New York LGBT Film Festival on Friday, June 1, 5:45 p.m., and Saturday, June 2, 1:30 p.m. at the AMC Loews 34th St Theater. Winner of the 2007 Emerging Filmmakers Award, Minneapolis/St. Paul International Film Festival, THE GODFATHER OF DISCO will also screen at the 20th Connecticut Gay & Lesbian Film Festival, Saturday, June 2, 2007, 4:00...

History of Oscar winners and nominees for best film

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Winners and nominees In the lists below, the winner of the award for each year is shown first, followed by the other nominees. Except for the early years (when the Academy used a non-calendar year), the year shown is the one in which the film first premiered in Los Angeles County, California; normally this is also the year of first release, but it may be the year after first release (as with Casablanca and, if the film-festival premiere is considered, Crash). This is the year before the ceremony...

Flake Film Festival winners announced

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The 2007 Flake Film Festival premiere screenings have just finished with a huge sell out finale and awards presentation night at the Jindabyne Cinema in the NSW Snowy Mountains where the 2007 winners were also announced. This years festival was a huge success- "2007 was our 5th Birthday and we celebrated with our best fest yet! The final 15 films were truly amazing and showed off the high quality of filmmaking talent we have in Australia" says festival founder and director Anthony Trovatello (Ch...

Flake Film Festival Awards announced

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The 2007 Flake Film Festival premiere screenings have just finished with a huge sell out finale and awards presentation night at the Jindabyne Cinema in the NSW Snowy Mountains where the 2007 winners were also announced. This years festival was a huge success- "2007 was our 5th Birthday and we celebrated with our best fest yet! The final 15 films were truly amazing and showed off the high quality of filmmaking talent we have in Australia" says festival founder and director Anthony Trovatello (Ch...

TRICKS will open the Warsaw Film Festival

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TRICKS by Andrzej Jakimowski, awarded at Venice today, will open the 23rd Warsaw International Film Festival on Friday, October 12.TRICKS got two awards: the Europa Cinemas Label, given by a Jury of European exhibitors, and Laterna Magica Award. The Europa Cinemas network, supported by MEDIA Plus Programme of the European Union, includes 479 cinemas in 29 countries. The award has a concrete dimention - Europa Cinemas created a mechanism to encourage its members to screen the awarded film. The Ju...

Victoria Abril, Henrique Teixera

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Victoria Independent Film & Video Festival Awards

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All 140 of the Victoria Independent Film & Video Festival are juried, and have been seen by many eyes before they make the festival’s screening list. Of the works accepted this year, several were selected to receive a special award at the End of Festival Bash held Sunday February 11 at The Reef Restaurant. Hosted by Shaw TV’s David Lennam, Festival Director Kathy Kay took to the stage to announce the winners before an enthusiastic crowd of volunteers and film fans celebrating the successful ...

Greetings from Melbourne

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A cultured city with beautiful, elegant Victorian architecture, Melbourne's Christmas season is dampened by rain and wet, even in summer. The "garden state", Victoria, boasts world heritage houses and gardens which feature in the films, "Foundations Of The Heart" a story which originated from a novella, written by the director, and "The Pink Lady", an original script, also by the director, based on legend researched from Australia's past. Both films are distinctly romantic in style, feeling and ...

European Film Awards 2006

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The European Film Award has certainly changed...changed sex, changed location, and now ,at 19, Europe's attempt to emulate the "Oscar" has finally come of age with a well-presented,dignified ceremony and a splashy but stylish party in Warsaw, not perhaps the most beautiful of Old Europe's capitals,but the first venue in Eastern -sorry, Central- Europe to host the event so far.And, contrary to those who may think that most of the Polish population has recently taken up residence in England, the l...

Documentary makers and pros will gather in Adelaide

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Documentary makers and buyers from around the globe will descend on Adelaide to work and play at the Australian International Documentary Conference which is taking place from February 23 to 26, alongside the Adelaide Film Festival. The AIDC is a must-attend four-day event for the factual film and broadcasting industry, focussing on debate, discussion and deal-making opportunities. In addition, masterclasses and forums raise and explore current challenges and showcase work.The 2007 program looks...

Bruce Weber fashion and portrait photographers Homage at Cambridge

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BRUCE WEBER - A Life in FilmsHis First Complete UK Film Retrospectiveat the 26th CAMBRIDGE FILM FESTIVAL (6th-16th July 2006, Cambridge Arts Picturehouse)Bruce Weber is one of the 20th and 21st Century’s greatest fashion and portrait photographers – he is best known for his hugely influential, original and often mimicked advertising campaigns for Calvin Klein featuring gorgeously shot images of beautiful young men and women which have become icons of popular culture - and his photographic wo...

The Shape of Water, sparkling jewels

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“The Shape of Water” Sometimes the Sparkling Jewels are Diamonds in the RoughSanta Barbara- Not far away from the glitterati of the Santa Barbara International Film Festival is a movie that may be a diamond in the rough. Kum-Kum Bhavnani’s “The Shape of Water” is so well thought of that Oscar winning actress Susan Sarandon is a part of it. “The Shape of Water” is about five women in four Third World countries who defy odds by using grass roots efforts to make sweeping social chang...

Santa Barbara A Tribute of Love to Roy London

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Santa Barbara- With several of his former students on hand, the late acting coach Roy London was feted during the Santa Barbara Film Festival showing of "Special Thanks to Roy London". Actors Sharon Stone, Gary Shandling, Julie Warner (who is also a producer of the film), Elizabeth Berkley, Arye Gross, and Rhonda Aldrich joined producers Tim Healy, Karen Montgomery, and director/producer at Santa Barbara's Victoria Hall Theatre on Saturday to screen the film. Afterward, film introducer Stone ...

onedotzero_transvision:10 years of adventures in moving image

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onedotzero_transvisionFriday Late at the V&A 24 February 2006 18:30 - 22:00hrsV&A Museum, London, UK2006 marks the tenth anniversary of onedotzero, and a host of exciting events and projects. Starting the celebrations, onedotzero is proud to collaborate with The Victoria and Albert Museum to curate a very special live event for the V&A’s February Friday Late.The V&A is the world's greatest museum of art and design, with collections unrivalled in their scope and diversity housing 3000 years'...

The Victoria Independent Film & Video Festival Line Up

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The Victoria Independent Film & Video Festival has announced its largest lineup to date for its 10-day celebration of film, January 27-February 5, 2006."Hold on to your hats, forget about going down south " the blast of fresh air will be coming from the Vic Independent this year as we launch our most eclectic and unique program yet" announces Festival Director Kathy Kay.With the Festival's strong focus on Canadian film, the Gala Screening this year is Rhombus Media's quirky new Mozart tribute, M...

The Victoria Independent Film & Video Festival Highligths

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The Victoria Independent Film & Video Festival has announced its largest lineup to date for its 10-day celebration of film, January 27-February 5, 2006."Hold on to your hats, forget about going down south – the blast of fresh air will be coming from the Vic Independent this year as we launch our most eclectic and unique program yet" announces Festival Director Kathy Kay.With the Festival’s strong focus on Canadian film, the Gala Screening this year is Rhombus Media’s quirky new Mozart trib...

Trigger Points Pacific Co-Production Conference

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Trigger Points Pacific Co-Production ConferenceJanuary 27-29, 2006 (Victoria, B.C.)Trigger Points Pacific is a successful industry initiative of the Victoria Independent Film & Video Festival designed to bring together top industry players from Pacific Rim countries and Canadian producers for one-on-one meetings and panel discussions on international co-productions.The conference is hosted by Pat Ferns (Ferns Productions) and Sheena Macdonald (Rhombus International) and will be held at the Laure...

The 32nd Portland Northwest Film & Video Festival opens

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The 32nd Northwest Film & Video Festival opens this Friday, November 4 with a screening of short films at the Guild Theatre representing the best recent work from this region's filmmakers followed by a rollicking party next door bringing together the artists and lovers of truly independent film.The party starts at 9pm on the ground floor of the Studio building, 901 SW Taylor @ Park Avenue, next door to the Guild Theatre. Enjoy the music of Adelaide who combines electronics with live instrumenta...

Thank Doc It's Friday!, inaugural Hot Doc panels

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NEW INDUSTRY PANELS FOCUS ON DOC AND FACTUAL SERIESHot Docs is delighted to introduce a new event for 2005, closing the week of industry sessions with a nod to our many delegates - both producers and broadcasters - working in documentary series programming. The three Thank Doc It's Friday! panels focus on behind-the-scenes intelligence for those developing and distributing non-fiction series television. Events will be held on Friday, April 29 from 11:00 am to 5:15 pm, on the Second Floor of Vict...

Victoria Independent Film & Video Fest wrapped

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VICTORIA INDEPENDENT FILM & VIDEO FESTIVAL Film Festival Wraps with Record NumbersThe 11th annual Victoria Independent Film & Video Festival wrapped this year’s fete with unprecedented success.The interest from filmmakers around the world exceeded previous years with1086 entries coming through the doors. This increased profile allowed for further expansion of programming and enabled the Festival to bring many more talented filmmakers to the attention of local audiences and the media. The Fest...

Jimmywork wins at Victoria Fest

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Jimmywork, the controversial first feature from Francophone filmmaker Simon Sauvé, took the CHUM Television Award for Best Canadian First Feature, along with $2,000 cash. A cross between film noir, biopic and cinema vérité, the film follows Sauvé’s neighbour, Jimmy Webster, a gambler, drinker and hopeless schemer with endless ambition, but dishonourable intentions. Festival Director, Kathy Kay said it was important to recognize this film for the award, “Jimmywork sparked a great deal of ...

Victoria Festival Opens With JIMMYWORKS

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The 11th annual Victoria Independent Film & Video is set to open this week with the anticipated film JIMMYWORKS by Canadian filmmaker Simon Sauve’With submission reaching a record high of over a 1,000 for this years Festival, the programming is sure to be dynamic and well received by the film going audience of Victoria. Known for an ever growing and well-directed festival Victoria is a growing support to filmmakers as they prepare the next decade for VIFVF 2005. From February 4th to the 13th...

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