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Andy Garcia Special Guest of Karlovy Vary Fest

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Andy Garcia Special Guest of Karlovy Vary Fest and a Touch of Class with Jacqueline Bisset Andy Garcia, Cuban born actor (Havana, 1956) will be honored with a career award and will also present his hotly awaited new film "Lost City" this week in Karlovy Vary. The film, which deals with the rise of Fidel Castro, has raised hackles in certain circles because of the less than sympathetic light in which Counter-Culture and perennial youth hero, Che Guevara, is shown among other things. However, And...

Kirby Dick on his latest film This Film Is Not Yet Rated

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Industry Editor Sandy Mandelberger sat down with veteran documentary filmmaker Kirby Dick, whose lastest film, THIS FILM IS NOT YET RATED, is one of the most talked about at the Festival. The film is an eye-opening investigation into the secret works of the Motion Picture Association of America, the official ratings board for films that are released in theaters. THIS FILM IS NOT RATED features spectacular (and sometimes spectacularly funny) interviews with such prestigious filmmakers as John Wat...

Dubai Festival has a role in improving portrayal of Arabs

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Dubai Film Festival a Vital Platform in Improving Portrayal of Arabs, Muslims in Mainstream Cinema, Says US ExpertNegative stereotypes unchanged since 9/11, according to Arab-American scholar Dubai, December 5, 2005 – The Dubai International Film Festival can play an integral role in shattering the negative stereotypes of Arabs and Muslims that permeate mainstream American cinema, the world’s leading authority on media stereotyping of Arabs and Muslims has said. Dr. Jack Shaheen, author of t...

Hamburg 13th closes with cash prizes and "Electric Shadows"

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HAMBURG 13 CLOSES WITH CASH PRIZES AND ELECTRIC SHADOWSThe thirteenth installment of the Hamburg Film Festival came to a close on September 29 with an invitational screening of the Chinese film "Electric Shadows" (Dyan-Ying), which is simply a direct translation of the Chinese word for "movies". The film is basically a declaration of love for the medium itself, and female director Xiao Jiang picked up a nice little purse of 10,000 Euros, the Otto Sprenger Prize for best debut film. Sprenger is ...

Michael and Pat York at Zlin Fest

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The 45th International Film Festival for Children and Youth, which started in Zlín on Sunday, May 29, 2005 and closes this Saturday, June 4.Not only, the wife of well-known British actor Michael York (both guests at Zlin Festival) , Pat York is an accomplished artist in her own right. Pat York started as a journalist for Vogue in New York. Later she worked with Glamour around the world as a reporter in the Travel section. She became a freelance photographer and her work appeared in numerous mag...

Hollywood Horror next fall

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Hollywood Film Festival & Film Threat celebrate Genre Cinema In HollywoodThe Hollywood Horror, Sci-Fi and Fantasy Festival(TM)The Hollywood Film Festival will mark its triumphant return on October 12, 2004, to the state-of-art Arclight Theatres in Hollywood for an eight annual, weeklong series of screenings, seminars, competitions, awards, and other unique festivities.The HOLLYWOOD FILM FESTIVAL announces its alliance with FILM THREAT and Chris Gore, as well as this year's special focus on celeb...

Brussels Festival of European Film - Programme

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"Relaunched last year with a new crew and new objectives, the Festival continues with its new formula that discovers new European talent from the 45 countries of the Council of Europe. The programme will therefore be made up exclusively of the first and second works of European filmmakers, but across all the genres.English decadence, irreverent Belgian humour, French transsexuals, intellectual Spanish directors, almost silent but moving cinema from Italy. This is what we will find in the selecti...

Big Sky Documentary Film Festival line up

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The 2004 Big Sky Documentary Film Festival will be held at the recently-restored Roxy Theater in downtown Missoula February 20-25, 2004. The festival will showcase 75 non-fiction films from all styles, formats and production dates, from the most innovative and timely new films to classics and rare historic works. "We are honored to show some of the best non-fiction films from around the world," said festival director Doug Hawes-Davis. "With over 500 entries, it was no easy task to choose this ye...
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