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55th San Francisco International Film Festival wrapped

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Rachel Rosen, director of programming for the San Francisco Film Society, Benoit Jacquot, director of FAREWELL, MY QUEEN, and Melanie Blum, SFFS interim executive director, arriving at Opening Night of the 55th San Francisco International Film Festival, April 19, 2012.  Photo © Pamela Gentile, courtesy of San Francisco Film Society The longest-Running Film Festival in the Americas Enjoys a Spectacular Year with Superb Programming, Numerous Spe...

Official Trailer of TOOM TOOM TARA RARA "LIFE IS COOL" by K D Babukishan

B NETWORK & Babukishan Productions Presents: TOOM TOOM TARA RARA " Life is Cool" by Babukishan A Mystical Reality Family Drama show with a twist....Babukishan brings a unique and modern story that circles between the spiritual realm and earth. A series that will enthral the viewer as each episode seeks to capture the audience with suspense, drama and humour while Babukishan's profound story sends ...

WorldFest-Houston International Film Festival Wraps 45th Season ~ Lots of Kicks with Indie Flicks!

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              WorldFest-Houston, the third longest-running International Film Festival in North America, celebrated the conclusion of its 10-day run of film, fun and fanfare in its 45th annual independent film showcase with a 17% increase in box-office!  With two engaging luminaries receiving the WorldFest Remi Lifetime Achievement Award this year, Louis Gossett, Jr. on opening weekend and the inimitable Sally Kirkland on closing, WorldFest bookended this year’s ...

9 ELEVEN will close The Peoples Film Festival (TPFF) in NY

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9 ELEVEN selected as the CLOSING NIGHT Film for the prestigious The Peoples Film Festival (TPFF) -  New York City. Saturday, May 19th - 2012           April 21, 2012 : New York -   The Peoples Film Festival (TPFF) today announced the CLOSING NIGHT FILM for their 2012 Festival -  Award-Winning Film '9 ELEVEN' -  Written/Directed by Manan Singh Katohora; Produced by  ADF (Narain Kumar Kathur and Sadhna Mathur) in association with JMD Creations (Manan Singh Katohora);  CAST c...

TOOM TOOM TARA RARA " Life is Cool" by K D Babukishan

B NETWORK & Babukishan Productions Presents: TOOM TOOM TARA RARA " Life is Cool" by Babukishan A Mystical Reality Family Drama show with a twist....Babukishan brings a unique and modern story that circles between the spiritual realm and earth. A series that will enthral the viewer as each episode seeks to capture the audience with suspense, drama and humour while Babukishan's profound story sends ...

TOOM TOOM TARA RARA " Life is Cool" by K D Babukishan

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GORZiD9hbYE&list=UUAzBjpPyGud-ZF8JCITAqtA&index=1&feature=plcp B NETWORK & Babukishan Productions Presents: TOOM TOOM TARA RARA " Life is Cool" by Babukishan A Mystical Reality Family Drama show with a twist....Babukishan brings a unique and modern story that circles between the spiritual realm and earth. A series that will enthral the viewer as each episode seeks to capture the audience with suspense, drama and h...

2012 Palm Springs International ShortFest: regular deadline is March 15, extended Submission Deadline to April 6th

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    PALM SPRINGS INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILM FESTIVAL & FILM MARKET June 19- 25 2012 Call for Entries Regular entry deadline is March 16, 2012. Late entry deadline is April 6, 2012 . Online entry form Contact Info For more information contact: Palm Springs International Short Film Festival 1700 E. Tahquitz Canyon Way, Suite 3 Palm Springs, California 92262 USA Tel: (760) 322-2930 Fax: (760) 322-4087 Website: http://www.psfilmf...

David Andrusia New Executive Director at the Arab Film Festival in the USA!

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  The President, Board of Directors of the Arab Film Festival in the USA! : "Dear Friends and Supporters of the Arab Film Festival, I am delighted to announce the hiring of our new executive director, Mr. David Andrusia. This was a very competitive process as we had over 50 talented applicants and a very intensive review process. After careful consideration and many interviews, David overwhelming emerged as the best candidate. I am pleased to say that David has accepted the...

What is the International Film Festival Summit (IFFS)

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The IFFS  is the only annual conference & trade show for film festival professionals and entertainment executives to network, learn from one another, establish partnerships, and understand the latest trends in festivals and the entertainment industry. Film festivals represent one of the most unique and high-level intersections of all stakeholders in the entertainment industry connecting with millions of audiences from all over North America. Attendees are seeking new produc...

FESPACO winner PEGASE (2011) screening at MOMA, NY

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  MOMA ‘Global Lens’ Focuses on Moroccan film ‘PEGASE’ (2010). ‘Global Lens’, 2012 is a selection of ten films which screened at New York’s Museum of Modern Art gallery (MoMA) from January 12–28 as part of an effort between MoMA and The Global Film Initiative (GFI) to raise international awareness to developing cultures of cinema from politically and economically challenged countries. One of these films was ‘PEGASE’ (Morocco, 2010), the FESPACO (Pan-Africa...

Scandinavian Invasion Of Sundance

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  TEDDY BEAR (Denmark)  It is now pretty clear that Vikings made landfall in North America several centuries before Columbus collided with the West Indies. If they had colonized the land, we would all be blonds and speaking Norwegian. Such, my children, are the vagaries of history. Well a new invasion from the Scandinavian nation is about to commence at the Sundance Film Festival, where a strong sampling of films from Norway, Sweden and Denmark are literally making waves. De...

FILM MEANS BUSINESS - International Co-Production; the upcoming networking and panel event

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Film Means Business is delighted to welcome a fantastic panel line-up, featuring some of the UK's leading Film industry Professionals. They will be discussing International Co-Production from a UK Producer's perspective. What is an official co-production? Which territories have signed official co-production treaties with the UK and what are the benefits to co-producing your film with them? What is the British Film Industry's role? We will hear from 2 of the UK's prominent, experienced Producti...

Festival winners for 23rd Palm Springs international Film Festival

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Starbuck Receives Mercedes-Benz Audience Award Best Narrative Feature; The Girls in the Band and Wish Me Away Tie for Audience Award Best Doc Feature; The Turin Horse Receives FIPRESCI Award; The House Receives New Voices/New Visions Award; The Tiniest Place Receives The John Schlesinger Award   The 23rd Annual Palm Springs International Film Festival (PSIFF) announced this year’s award winners at a glamourous luncheon at Spencer’s Restaurant on Sunday, January 15, 20...

Palm Springs International Film Festival Awards

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The 23rd Annual Palm Springs International Film Festival (PSIFF) announced this year’s award winners at a luncheon at Spencer’s Restaurant on Sunday, January 15, 2012. The Festival, held from January 5-16, 2012, screened 188 films from 73 countries, including 40 of the 63 foreign language entries for this year’s Academy Awards®. Palm Springs ’ increasingly popular Festival continues to expand its diverse programming of quality independent and foreign films, setting the stage for the yea...

Todd Miller will serve as President and Chief Operating Officer of Celestial Tiger Entertainment

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Celestial Tiger Entertainment (CTE), the Asian media company launched last month by Celestial Pictures Limited, Saban Capital Group and Lionsgate, unveiled today its senior management team, led by industry veteran Todd Miller, who will serve as President and Chief Operating Officer.  CTE also announced the members of its Board of Directors. Miller brings over two decades of management and media experience to CTE and will lead the company and drive its core businesses of branded pa...

Celestial Tiger Entertainment appoints Todd Miller as President COO

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Celestial Tiger Entertainment (CTE), the Asian media company launched last month by Celestial Pictures Limited, Saban Capital Group and Lionsgate, unveiled today its senior management team, led by industry veteran Todd Miller, who will serve as President and Chief Operating Officer. CTE also announced the members of its Board of Directors. Miller brings over two decades of management and media experience to CTE and will lead the company and drive its core businesses of branded pay-TV channels, ...

New films by renowned filmmakers in IFFR’s Spectrum

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In its main section Spectrum, the International Film Festival Rotterdam screens films by experienced directors and maestros of artistic and experimental cinema. In total, Spectrum is made up of seventy-two features and documentaries from thirty-two countries, among which six films supported by IFFR’s Hubert Bals Fund. The full Spectrum title list is available here.Sixteen of the Spectrum films will be world premières, including those by Pat Holden (UK); Daniel Rosenfeld (Argentina); Garin Nug...

Facets’ Chicago International Children’s Film Festival 2012

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The 29th annual Chicago International Children's Film Festival, taking place October 26-November 4, 2012, is the largest festival of films for children in North America and features 250 animated and live action films from 40 countries. Programming the best children’s media, the Festival welcomes 23,000 Chicago area children, adults, educators, and over 100 filmmakers, programmers, & celebrities who lead interactive Q&A’s following screenings. The Festival was the first Aca...

AFM opens with more than 90 new buying companies, buyer registration tracking up 10 percent

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    Overall Attendance Tracking Up as the AFM® Expands Conference Series to Five Days and Introduces Industry Conversation Series with Visionaries, Trendsetters The 2011 American Film Market (AFM) opens today with more than 90 new buying companies, buyer registration tracking up 10 percent and general attendance tracking higher versus 2010, AFM Managing Director Jonathan Wolf announced. Buyers from China are up more than 50% and from Germany up more than ...

New resource for young filmmakers with access to legally licensed music

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The National Film Festival for Talented Youth (NFFTY) and Audiosocket, a music, media and technology company that delivers up-and-coming talent to the marketplace, have joined together to provide young filmmakers free access to legally licensed music. Through this new partnership, NFFTY filmmakers can license up to five songs from the Audiosocket roster for use in films they are submitting to NFFTY. Audiosocket will pay their artists the commission for use in NFFTY films, so the filmmakers won...

Indian Film Festival of Los Angeles welcomes Bollywood Icon SHAH RUKH KHAN

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  INDIAN FILM FESTIVAL OF LOS ANGELES WELCOMES BOLLYWOOD ICON SHAH RUKH KHAN                                   The Indian Film Festival of Los Angeles (IFFLA), Eros International, and Red Chillies Entertainment, hosted Bollywood icon Shahrukh Khan at a special screening of his latest movie RA.One on the eve of it...

American Film Market and AFI partner again

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A total of 27 films selected for the American Film Institute’s AFI FEST 2011 presented by Audi will also be represented at this year’s American Film Market.The association with AFI FEST, the festival partner of AFM, connects art and commerce, broadening the opportunities for participants at both events. Eleven AFI FEST films will be screened at AFM, such as Café De Flore (Films Distribution); Footnote (WestEnd Films); Headhunters (Magnolia Pictures); I Melt With You (Magnolia Pictures); Kil...

Calling All Aspiring Filmmakers - Eurocinema's Short Film Competition

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eurocinema Celebrates Global Cinema with the Launch of the First Ever On Demand Short Film Competition  Winning Entries to Be Showcased On Demand to 36 Million TV Homes in North America on eurocinema Beginning DATE MIAMI, September 27, 2011 -- eurocinema, the only 24/7 channel dedicated to European films on North American television, has launched the first ever on demand film contest, the “Eurocinema Short Film Competition,” the announcement was made today by c...

Dancing The Raindance

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  Twenty years ago when Raindance founder Elliot Grove proposed the name for a festival he had in mind that would be devoted to indie films to take place in his adopted city of London, little did he realize how the organization would grow in the past two decades to become one of the pre-eminent festivals and filmmaker training programs on the continent. In a clear nod to the successful profile of the Sundance Film Festival (although with a specifically British nod to the drizzly UK weathe...

Strong Film Sales Emerging From Toronto

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  SHAME (UK, Steve McQueen) Although it began rather slowly, the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) which just concluded on Sunday, saw a good degree of sales and acquisition activity, with many more deals to be announced in the coming weeks. Although it does not have an official market sidebar like Cannes or Berlin, there is a good amount of informal rubbing of shoulders between members of the international film community who were in attendance in force. According to ...

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