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15 world premieres at next London Film Festival

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The Times BFI 52nd London Film Festival runs from 15 October – 30 October. The programme, announced today by Artistic Director Sandra Hebron, includes a record number of world and international premieres with a total of 189 features and 108 shorts screening alongside a stellar line-up of special events and expected guests.Opening Night film, Ron Howard’s FROST/NIXON, is one of the Festival’s 15 world premieres and the Closing Night Gala is the European premiere of Danny Boyle’s SLUMDOG M...

Danny Boyle’s Slumdog Millionaire wil close London Fest

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SLUMDOG MILLIONAIRE is the story of Jamal Malik, an 18 year-old orphan from the slums of Mumbai, who finds himself just one question away from winning a staggering 20 million rupees on India's ‘Who Wants To Be A Millionaire?’. Arrested on suspicion of cheating, Jamal tells the police the incredible story of his life on the streets, and of the girl he loved and lost. But what is a kid with no interest in money doing on the show? And how does he know all the answers? When the new day dawns ...

FROM PAGE TO SALE! SCRIPTBIZ™ 2008 TWO-DAY SCREENWRITING WORKSHOPS

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Two-Day Screenwriting Workshop to take place at this year’s Rhode Island International Film Festival (PROVIDENCE, RI) ScriptBiz 2008 has a developed two days of interactive and informational workshops for aspiring screenwriters desiring to hone and harness their craft. Special guests include Hollywood filmmaker MICHAEL CORRENTE (“Federal Hill,” Outside Providence,” “American Buffalo,” “Brooklyn Rules,” “Dumb & Dumber,” “There’s Something About Mary”), PILAR ALES...

Portland Queer Documentary Film Festival

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Second Annual QDoc: The Portland Queer Documentary Film FestivalPortland, Oregon – QDoc: The Portland Queer Documentary Film Festival celebrates its second year and rolls out the 2008 line-up. This year's QDoc, which takes place at the Clinton Street Theater, brings strong international flavor with a program of films dealing with LGBT people living in South Africa, Italy, Kenya, Australia, Iran, Canada, United Kingdom, and the United States.QDoc aims to engage the public on core issues of LGBT...

QDoc returns to Portland

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The second annual QDoc returns to the Clinton Street Theater May 29-June 1, 2008, right in time to kick off LGBT Pride Month in Portland. QDoc aims to engage the public on core issues of LGBT identity in politics, history, culture, family, aging and coming out issues, queer diversity, gender and sexuality. QDoc is the only festival in the United States, and only the second in the world, devoted exclusively to documentaries with queer content.The Festival opens Thursday night, with visiting dir...

The South Bank Show Awards

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Guests of this year’s The South Bank Show Awards at The Dorchester Hotel were thrilled to see J.K. Rowling collect the award for Outstanding Achievement in the Arts in recognition of the author’s incredible literary success with the much-loved Harry Potter series. J.K. Rowling joins a list of illustrious previous winners of this prestigious award including Tom Stoppard, Harold Pinter, Richard Eyre, Helen Mirren, Richard Attenborough and The Who. The top prize of the night was accompanied by...

London Festival Finishes with a Flourish

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Tonight, The Times BFI 51st London Film Festival rounded off a record-breaking year with THE DARJEELING LIMITED. This year’s 51st Festival hosted 185 feature films and 133 short films from 43 countries, 412 screenings and 515 visiting international filmmakers, over 1000 industry professionals including a record 191 buyers and sellers, and the highest ever audience attendance. International glamour on the red carpet featured throughout the Festival’s 16 days. Wes Anderson was joined by Jason ...

THE DARJEELING LIMITED Closes 51st London Film Festival

 Thursday, November 1---------Hopping from its World Premiere at the Venice Film Festival to its Opening Night Gala last month at the New York Film Festival, the Wes Anderson film THE DARJEELING LIMITED closes the Times BFI 51st London Film Festival tonight.  The film will open theatrically in the UK on November 23rd via distributor Twentienth Century Fox. THE DARJEELING LIMITED presents the fractured fable of three American brothers who have not spoken to each other in a year, who set o...

THE DARJEELING LIMITED Closes 51st London Film Festival

 Thursday, November 1---------Hopping from its World Premiere at the Venice Film Festival to its Opening Night Gala last month at the New York Film Festival, the Wes Anderson film THE DARJEELING LIMITED closes the Times BFI 51st London Film Festival tonight.  The film will open theatrically in the UK on November 23rd via distributor Twentienth Century Fox. THE DARJEELING LIMITED presents the fractured fable of three American brothers who have not spoken to each other in a year, who set o...

Paul Greengrass Honored At London Film Festival

 Wednesday, October 31--------Truth be told, I left the London Film Festival on Monday morning, October 29th (also my birthday in case anyone wants to send me a belated box of chocolates). So, unfortunately, I missed an event that I truly wanted to cover. But through the art of the press release, I am able to report that on that same Monday evening (when I was blowing out I won't tell you how many candles), the Times BFI London Film Festival along with trade publication Variety presented the 20...

Director Paul Greengrass Honored At LFF

 Wednesday, October 31--------Truth be told, I left the London Film Festival on Monday morning, October 29th (also my birthday in case anyone wants to send me a belated box of chocolates). So, unfortunately, I missed an event that I truly wanted to cover. But through the art of the press release, I am able to report that on that same Monday evening (when I was blowing out I won't tell you how many candles), the Times BFI London Film Festival along with trade publication Variety presented the 20...

Interview With London Film Festival Artistic Director Sandra Hebron

Wednesday, October 17---------With the London Film Festival beginning its two week marathon of film premieres, special events, industry gatherings and, of course, parties, Festival Circuit Editor Sandy Mandelberger sat down with London Film Festival Artistic Director Sandra Hebron to get the scoop on this year's festivities. Hebron is the Artistic Director of bfi Film Festivals, responsible for both The Times bfi London Film Festival and the London Lesbian and Gay Film Festival. She began ...

Interview With LFF Artistic Director Sandra Hebron

Wednesday, October 17---------With the London Film Festival beginning its two week marathon of film premieres, special events, industry gatherings and, of course, parties, iLondon Film Festival Dailies Editor Sandy Mandelberger sat down with London Film Festival Artistic Director Sandra Hebron to get the scoop on this year's festivities. Hebron is the Artistic Director of bfi Film Festivals, responsible for both The Times bfi London Film Festival and the London Lesbian and Gay Film Festival....

Danes Descend On London

Friday, October 12-----------The Danes are coming, the Danes are coming!!!!  Following impressive line-ups in previous years, Danish cinema once again has a strong and diverse presence at The Times bfi 51st London Film Festival 2007. Seven films have been selected as part of this year’s program, including four features, two animated shorts for younger audiences, and one short film. Denmark ’s world-renowned production company Zentropa Films (which launced the Dogme revolution and produced t...

Just a few days left to go until The Times BFI 51st London Film Festival opens

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Just a few days left to go until The Times BFI 51st London Film Festival opens its doors throughout the city for a celebration of cinema with a talent laden guest-list attending the 16 day Festival. Attending the Opening Night Gala on Wednesday 17 October for the UK premiere of the acclaimed EASTERN PROMISES will be director David Cronenberg, accompanied by Naomi Watts, Vincent Cassel and Armin Mueller-Stahl.The Odeon West End will welcome an array of actors and filmmakers attending the premiere...

Festival Closer Is THE DARJEELING LIMITED

 Wednesday, October 3---------Hopping from its World Premiere at the Venice Film Festival to its Opening Night Gala last Friday at the New York Film Festival, the Wes Anderson film THE DARJEELING LIMITED will close the Times BFI 51st London Film Festival on November 1st. The film will open theatrically in the UK on November 23rd via distributor Twentienth Century Fox. THE DARJEELING LIMITED presents the fractured fable of three American brothers who have not spoken to each other in a year,...

EASTERN PROMISES To Open London Film Festival

 Monday, October 1----------EASTERN PROMISES, the acclaimed new film from legendary Canadian director David Cronenberg, will open the Times BFI 51st  London Film Festival on Wednesday, October 17th. The film, which recently won the Peoples Choice Award at the Toronto International Film Festival, has received some of the strongest reviews of the year  when it opened theatrically in North America in the past week. Oscar nominations and end-of-the-year critics prizes should be in the offing for ...

The Times BFI 51st London Film Festival's full programme

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The Times BFI 51st London Film Festival's full programme, announced today by Artistic Director Sandra Hebron, includes 184 features and 133 shorts as well as a host of screen talks, masterclasses and live events. Opening the Festival on Thursday 17 October is the UK premiere of David Cronenberg's Eastern Promises with Viggo Mortensen, Naomi Watts and Vincent Cassel, whilst Wes Anderson closes the Festival on November 1 with the UK premiere of The Darjeeling Limited, starring Jason Schwartz...

London Festival Boasts Biggest Ever Industry Slate of Events

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London’s first ever Production Finance Market, launched by Film London in association with The Times BFI 51st London Film Festival, will take place 22-23 October, focusing on new private forms of investment, film finance and new distribution avenues; one of the many events in the Festival’s expanded industry calendar. 120 international and UK financiers and established producers will participate in more than 400 face-to-face matched meetings, including 11 emerging producers who have been sel...

London Film Festival unveils line up

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The Times BFI 51st London Film Festival’s full programme, announced today by Artistic Director Sandra Hebron, includes 184 features and 133 shorts as well as a host of screen talks, masterclasses and live events. Opening the Festival on Thursday 17 October is the UK premiere of David Cronenberg’s EASTERN PROMISES with Viggo Mortensen, Naomi Watts and Vincent Cassel, whilst Wes Anderson closes the Festival on November 1 with the UK premiere of THE DARJEELING LIMITED, starring Jason Schwartzma...

London Fest announces Eastern Promises as its opening film

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The Times BFI 51st London Film Festival is delighted to announce that this year’s Festival will open on Wednesday 17th October with David Cronenberg’s EASTERN PROMISES.The London set thriller, written by Steven Knight (DIRTY PRETTY THINGS), reunites multi-award winning director David Cronenberg with his HISTORY OF VIOLENCE leading man, Viggo Mortensen, and also stars Naomi Watts, Vincent Cassel and Armin Mueller-Stahl. The plot centres on the mysterious and ruthless Nikolai (Mortensen), who ...

Hollywood World Awards jury members

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In their 11th year, the Hollywood Film Festival(r) and Hollywood Awards(r), have named the panel of international judges assembled to decide on the nominations of this year's Hollywood World Awards(r). The awards will be bestowed October 22 at the Hollywood Awards(r) Gala ceremony, which takes place at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills.The awards have become a good predictor of international films which are set to receive kudos in the year's awards season.Last year's winner was Pedro Al...

London does cannes and vice versa

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  FESTIVAL NEWS - MAY 2007 Artistic Director Sandra Hebron and our Festival programmers are at the 60th Cannes Film Festival, searching for the best in new international film to bring to London in October for the Times BFI 51st London Film Festival. So we thought we'd bring a little taste of Cannes to the capital with some special BFI Southbank events and screenings.  Cannes & Film - 60 Glorious Years? Tue 12 June 6.15pm at BFI Southbank In the second Sight & Sound discussion e...

IFFS EUROPE 2007 Program & Agenda Wednesday April 18, 2007

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8:00 Networking Breakfast 8:45  Festival Retrospective, a Decade of Hindsight    This panel will examine what large festivals from around the world have gone through to get where they are today. This esteemed group of festivals will share what they consider to be critical factors in their festivals success, longevity, and where they see their organizations in the next five years. Moderator: Stuart Kemp, UK Bureau Chief, The Hollywood ReporterDespina Mouzaki, Director, Thessaloniki Film Fest...

IFFS Europe April 18 Program & Agenda

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Program for the Day 8:00 Networking Breakfast 8:45 Festival Retrospective, a Decade of Hindsight This panel will examine what large festivals from around the world have gone through to get where they are today. This esteemed group of festivals will share what they consider to be critical factors in their festivals success, longevity, and where they see their organizations in the next five years. Moderator: Stuart Kemp, UK Bureau Chief, The Hollywood ReporterDespina Mouzaki, Director, Thessal...

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