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56th BFI London Film Festival Launch set for October 10 -21,2012

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  Whether you’re a film aficionado diving straight in or a moviegoer coming to the Festival for the first time – this year’s programme is bursting with films and events that will entertain, confront and delight you. We kick-start the Festival with the European Premiere of Frankenweenie, the gloriously crafted, stop-motion 3D animation from Tim Burton, and close our twelve-day celebration of film with the European Premiere of Mike Newell’s visually ravishing adaptation of Great Expect...

Features and shorts in competition at Fantasporto 2012

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FEATURES   Attack the Block - Joe Cornish - 88’- UK/Fra Bellflower - Evan Godell - 115’- USA Calibre 9 - Jean-Christian Tassy - Fra - 91´  Code 37: The Movie - Jakob Verbruggen - Din - 96’ Eddie, The Sleepwalking Cannibal - Boris Rodriguez - USA – 76’ Eva - Kike Maíllo - Spa - 94’ Game of Werewolves (Lobos de Arga) - Juan Martinez Moreno - Spa - 100’ Hell - Tim Fehlbaum - 89’ - Spa In the Dark Half - Alasta...

Fantasporto 2012 Line up

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The 32nd Fantasporto, Portugal’s biggest film fest (Variety) is coming. With a programme dedicated to the newest films in the three competitions, with retrospectives and tributes, it is not only there that lies the whole interest of the event.In fact, this edition will celebrate officially, and with special permission of the American legal representatives, the 30th Anniversary of the film “Blade Runner” which was seen for the first time in Fantasporto '83. This film serves as a “leitmoti...

Jocasta

Director: Elise Kermani.
In Sophocles' play "Oedipus Rex" Jocasta hangs herself shortly after finding out that Oedipus is both her husband and son. In Euripides' play "The Phoenician Women", Jocasta stays alive a little bit longer to try and reconcile her sons but stabs herself shortly after they kill each other during the war at Thebes. But in Kermani's film "Jocasta", Jocasta stays alive after her sons' mutual murders to perform a sacrifice to save Thebes, and to satiate Ares' ancient fury of Kadmos' slaying of the dragon. Jocasta chooses the creative act of writing over suicide. Her ritual act remembers that Body is Presence (Plato's 'ousia' and Heidegger's 'Ereignis') and Jocasta reminds us that she (also known as Iocasta) is related to Io, the Great Cow goddess of Egypt. The origins of writing are sacred manifestations of ousia/hestia...esti/Being. She reverses the taboo of incest, and reestablishes the symbollic image of mother and son. Jocasta's sacrifice was inspired by an ancient Persian ritual of ingesting the Word to cure illness. www.elisekermani.com/jocasta.html www.elisekermani.com/thejocastaproject.html

11th annual Producers Lab filmmakers selected

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Film Independent, the non-profit arts organization that produces the Film Independent Spirit Awards and Los Angeles Film Festival has announced the filmmakers and projects selected for its 11th annual Producers Lab. Sponsored by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, the seven-week program takes place in Los Angeles and is designed to help producers improve their craft, and move their current projects into production in a nurturing, yet challenging creative environment. Film Independent has also awarde...

Time Tripping To The 1970s

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  Ah, New York City in the 1970s......while the city was crumbling into a cesspool of urban decay, vigilante violence and moral morass (with the federal government looking away while the city declared bankruptcy), the art underground was, in fact, in full flower. This paradox (or not nearly one, if one contemplates other times and places where the social environment was in chaos and the artistic output was intense, say Berlin in the 1920s) is the focus of several films that are curre...

East End Film Festival is turning 10 years old

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  EAST END FILM FESTIVAL TEN YEAR ANNIVERSARY programme (Wednesday 27 April - Monday 2 May 2011) Since its first edition in 2001, East End Film Festival has grown to become one of the UK's largest film festivals. Last year's festival comprised over 200 screenings and events across 29 venues, reaching an audience of over 30,000 people - and this year East End Film Festival will celebrate itsTEN YEAR ANNIVERSARY with a programme that promises to be even bigger and better! Fro...

The full EEFF 2011 line up

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EEFF 2011 will open with the world premiere of The Libertines:There Are No Innocent Bystanders The EEFF is very proud to officially announce its full 2011 programme. Running from 27 April - 2 May, this year's tenth anniversary edition will open with the World Premiere of an all-access documentary about The Libertines, There Are No Innocent Bystanders. Other highlights include the UK Premiere of the new, digitally restored print of Taxi Driver introduced by Adrian Utley of Port...

All there is to DISCOVER!

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Innovative directorial visions, forerunning scripts, unconventional ways of presenting reality and all-stars cast. In the DISCOVERIES section we will present the newest projects of widely known filmmakers as well as the unknown beginners in the cinema industry. We discover the titles of directors from France, US, UK and Chile.   “Stone”, dir.John Curran     The majority of the films in the section has been awarded and appreciated at film...

Jury's award films from the IFFR 2011 program

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Tiger Awards go to South Korea, Spain and Thailand   During the IFFR 2010 Awards Ceremony on Friday, February 4, 2011 in the Oude Luxor Theater, the winning films of the 40th International Film Festival Rotterdam were announced. The Tiger Awards Ceremony included a solo performance by Sonic Youth-front man Lee Ranaldo, member of the Tiger Awards Jury.   The three Tiger Awards were granted to feature débuts The Journals of Musan by Park Jung-Bum (South Korea), Finisterrae by ...

Rotterdam announces full lineup Tiger Awards Competitions

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Fourteen films have been selected for IFFR's Tiger Awards Competition 2011. The complete lineup, comprising first or second feature films concurring for three equal top prizes of each 15,000 euro, includes three world premieres. Two competing films have been supported by Rotterdam’s Hubert Bals Fund.The Rotterdam Tiger Awards Competition for Short Films 2011 comprises twenty-eight films, ranging in length from six to fifty-two minutes. Five short films will see their world premieres in Rotterd...

Oliver Assayas: Post-Punk Auteur

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  In CARLOS, the riveting and expansive 5 1/2-hour biopic of the charismatic 1970s terrorist Ilich Ramirez Sanchez, writer/director Olivier Assayas relies on a dizzying cinematic style that is also punctuated by the punk music that characterized the rebellion of the age in which he lived. Music and visuals are among the many pallettes that Assayas has used with great fidelity and skill throughout his diverse and diverting 25-year career. As an added panache to the theatrical release o...

WARNING: Dates in the calendar are closer than they appear!

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You probably already read on my profile that I am some dude who will be doing video reporting from Portuguese Film festivals so... nothing new there. So before we go on to what's new here's my thoughts:   1 - You don't know who I am and want to find out and keep reading the blog... so I want to make a good first impression. 2 - I need to post something to be visibile so I want to give you all you deserve in my first post. 3 - Still let's skip the speech, the mani...

NEWSLETTER N° 453: February 17, 2010

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............. WELCOME TO OUR NEWSLETTER N° 453: February 17, 2010 Follow this LINK if you cannot read the newsletter properly Contact the Editor, Advertise on the sites. Our newsletter reaches 77 000 film professionnals every week. BE ON IT COMING SOON THE NEXT FESTIVAL DAILIES ON FEST21.COM We follow 4 000 festivals for you.  ______...

ATP New York 2010: Jim Jarmusch to curate, Sonic Youth, Breeders, Explosions In The Sky to play!

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Jim Jarmusch confirmed as guest curator for ATP New York 2010 - Sonic Youth, Breeders, Explosions In The Sky to perform on the Saturday!                                   All Tomorrow's Parties will return to Kutsher's Country Club, Monticello for the third ATP New York festival over Labor Day weekend, running f...

7th london short film festival lineup

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  Highlights of the 7th london short film festival Full details at http://www.shortfilms.org.uk/   ISOLATION - atmospheric, impressionistic documentary portrait of ex-soldiers experiencing the physical and emotional scars of life after the Army. Co-director Luke Seomore, who wrote original music for the film, will be performing the soundtrack live with musicians Michael Garrad and David Stephens. Presented in association with Branchage Festival.   Transfor...

20th LIFFE Closing

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 22nd of November, the 20th LIFFE http://en.liffe.si/  came to the end. 20 years of feature films, short films were screened, in Ljubljana, a beautiful little country called Slovenia. This year, over 45,000 tickets were sold for 254 screenings. The Kingfisher Award of International jury Dana Linssen, Elma Tataragić, Martin Turk of the 20th LIFFE went to “The Blacks” Croatian film directed by Zvonimir Jurić and Goran Dević. a film that is “courageous in its portrayal of a war situation...

Soundtrack programme 09 scores again

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"The exploding role of music in the soundtrack of our digital lives means a festival like this is crucial." These are the words of Slumdog Millionaire Oscar winning Director Danny Boyle who showcased his much acclaimed Mumbai spectacular at last year's first Soundtrack International Film and Music Festival. The programme for this year's Soundtrack (Nov 18-22 soundtrackfilmfestival.com) was announced this week with another strong playlist of live music performances, exclusive screenin...

The Tucson Film & Music Festival (TFMF) kicks off today

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  The Tucson Film & Music Festival (TFMF) kicks off today -- Thursday, October 8 -- with the Southwest premiere of  "Till You're Told to Stop," the story of singer-songwriter James Blunt's extraordinary rise to fame. Q&A with director Ruth Somalo will follow the screening, which takes place "under the stars" outdoors at La Placita Village, 110 S. Church Ave. in the heart of downtown.   Friday, October 9 marks the Opening Night of the fest, with th...

Lydia Lunch Launches Music Series

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  by Sandy Mandelberger, Online Dailies Editor The avant-gardist Lydia Lunch, whose varied career has ranged from punk music to indie film acting, will kick off the music events of the Festival at a special concert following the Opening Night Gala screening of THE WHITE RIBBON, the Cannes Film Festival Palme d'Or winner by Austrian auteur Michael Haneke.   Lunch has been called “one of the most influential performers of the age” by the Boston Phoenix newspaper....

Mika Kaurismäki Is Coming to Motovun Film Festival!

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Mika Kaurismäki, a renowned Finnish film director and a member of the famous Kaurismäki family of filmmakers, is coming to Motovun Film Festival! Mika Kaurismäki is also the older brother of the world famous Finnish filmmaker Aki. In the first decade of their work, the Kaurismäki brothers marked the new era of Finnish cinema with their joint projects. Their joint works accounted for almost one third of Finnish film production of the time! Although Mika Kaurismäki started worki...

Mika Kaurismäki Is Coming to Motovun Film Festival!

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Mika Kaurismäki, a renowned Finnish film director and a member of the famous Kaurismäki family of filmmakers, is coming to Motovun Film Festival! Mika Kaurismäki is also the older brother of the world famous Finnish filmmaker Aki. In the first decade of their work, the Kaurismäki brothers marked the new era of Finnish cinema with their joint projects. Their joint works accounted for almost one third of Finnish film production of the time! Although Mika Kaurismäki started working on film by...

Burning down the house... intervieww with the team

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Interview with Mandy Stein, Marky Ramone, and Bob Gruen, "Burning Down the House: Story of CBGB"The happy and proud director, Mandy Stein, dedicated "Burning Down The House: The Story of CBGB" to her mother, and manager of "The Ramones", Linda Stein, as she stated, "it would have been her birthday today". (Linda was murdered October 30, 2007 in her home)Interview with Mandy Stein:Sharon Abella: Where did your footage come from? Mandy Stein: "All different places, but Amos Poe, I'd always kno...

Interview with Mandy Stein, Marky Ramone, and Bob Gruen, "Burning Down the House: Story of CBGB"

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The happy and proud director, Mandy Stein, dedicated "Burning Down The House: The Story of CBGB" to her mother, and manager of "The Ramones", Linda Stein, as she stated, "it would have been her birthday today".   (Linda was murdered October 30, 2007 in her home)_________________Interview with Mandy Stein:Sharon Abella: Where did your footage come from?  Mandy Stein:  "All different places, but Amos Poe, I'd always known about his footage, which is beautiful,...

Tribeca Talks Series

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The 2009 Tribeca Film Festival today announced the line-up for its two discussion programs – the Tribeca Talks Series and “Behind the Screens: Films and Conversations about Truth, Clarity and Responsibility,” sponsored by iShares Exchange Traded Funds. The Tribeca Talks Series includes “Tribeca Talks Panels,” “Tribeca Talks: After the Movie,” “Tribeca Talks Special Events,” “Tribeca Talks: Industry” and “Tribeca Talks: Pen to Paper hosted by Barnes & Noble.” The 2009 ...

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