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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 theme "Changing Perspectives" for the Talent Campus

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The 10th edition of the Berlinale Talent Campus received applications from 4382 up-and-coming filmmakers from 137 countries. On February 11, 2012, the doors of the Theater "Hebbel am Ufer" will open for 350 selected participants during the 62nd Berlin International Film Festival. With the theme "Changing Perspectives", the Talent Campus offers this new generation of filmmakers a prominent programme featuring many Berlinale guests and international experts. In addition, these young filmmakers gai...

33 Postcards Movie Premiere At Randwick Ritz Sydney, by Eva Rinaldi

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33 Postcards Movie Premiere At Randwick Ritz Sydney, by Eva Rinaldi Tonight saw 33 Postcards enjoy its premiere at the Randwick Ritz, in Sydney's eastern suburbs. The night was not only a movie premiere but also an event somewhat designed to raise awareness and funds for educational and arts programs, tied into the film. 33 Postcards enjoyed strong media support by popular radio station 2UE and benefiting Sydney Children’s Choir and their B...

Emmy Awards nominees announced

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Nominations for the 39th International Emmy® Awards were announced today by The International Academy of Television Arts & Sciences at a Press Conference at Mipcom. There are 40 nominees in 10 categories. The full list of Nominees follows this release. Winners will be announced at a Black-Tie Ceremony on November 21, 2011 at the Hilton New York Hotel.Nominations span a record 20 countries: Argentina, Australia, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Chile, China, Colombia, France, Germany, Japan, Malaysia, M...

Thessaloniki gearing up for 52nd edition,

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We will be covering the festival with dailies...stay tuned       52nd THESSALONIKI INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL will run  November 4 - 13, 2011 With less than a week to go before the start of the event, we have the pleasure to contact you with the latest news from this year's 52ND Thessaloniki International Film Festival, which kicks off Friday, November 4th.   A complete list of this year's line-up can be found at the end of this pres...

A Vacation From Ordinary Film

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  The Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival, now in its 26th year, has got it right. It invites its audiences to take a vacation from ordinary film to dive into the many pleasures of its offerings from a cinematic survey of more than 150 films from 35 countries. With Fort Lauderdale’s reputation as one of America’s leisure playgrounds, the phrase is an invitation for immersion that has many rewards. Two things distinguish this festival…..one is the wide range of its venues, ...

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...

Hong Kong producer Nansun Shi to head APSA 2011 International Jury

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BANGKOK ~ Nansun Shi, one of the region’s most highly regarded film producers, was announced today as President of the 2011 International Jury of the Asia Pacific Screen Awards (APSA). Ms Shi will be joined on the Jury by Cameron Bailey, Co-director of the Toronto International Film Festival, Japanese director and actress Kaori Momoi, Israeli director Samuel Maoz, and the Executive Chairman of the China Film Producers Association, Ming Zhenjiang. During a career spanning th...

interfilm – The International Short Film Festival Berlin proceeds to round 27!

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Of the 7,000 short films entered to this year’s festival from all over the world, only the best will make it to the big screen from 15 - 20 November 2011! Over six days, the short film festival will show 450 shorts in 50 programmes, 6 competitions and 7 cinemas. Prizes amounting to 40,000 euro will be conferred in the International Competitions, Confrontations programme, Documentary Competition, German Competition, Viral Video Award and Eject. The Opening Night of the festival will be...

Dragons & Tigers Awards

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The Sun-Beaten Path Wins VIFF Dragons & Tigers Award  for Young Cinema    The Vancouver International Film Festival is pleased to announce that The Sun-Beaten Path directed by Tibetan director Sonthar GYAL from China has won the 18th annual Dragons & Tigers Award for Young Cinema and a cash prize of $10,000. The winner was announced prior to the Dragons & Tigers Award Gala screening of ISHII Yuya's MITSUKO DELIVERS in the Visa Screening Room at the Vogue Theatre today. Do...

Nansun Shi announced as President of the 2011 International Jury of the Asia Pacific Screen Awards

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  HONG KONG PRODUCER NANSUN SHI TO HEAD 2011 APSA INTERNATIONAL JURY   Nansun Shi, APSA International Jury President 2011. Photo courtesy of Teo Keng Beng. Nansun Shi, one of the region's most highly regarded film producers, was announced today as President of the 2011 International Jury of the Asia Pacific Screen Awards (APSA). Ms Shi will be joined on the Jury by Cameron Bailey, Co-director...

Io Sono Li, interview with Andrea Segre

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                photo from Venice poster at La Biennale, 68.This past week I attended the 8th annual Reykjavik Film Festival (RIFF) after going nonstop from Venice La Biennale, then to TIFF and then to RIFF. I was tired of course but so anxious to catch up on the films that I had missed at the former festivals that appeared also in Iceland. One of these films was one that had received a great buzz in Venice, a lyrica...

Io Sono Li, interview with Andrea Segre

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                photo from Venice poster at La Biennale, 68.This past week I attended the 8th annual Reykjavik Film Festival (RIFF) after going nonstop from Venice La Biennale, then to TIFF and then to RIFF. I was tired of course but so anxious to catch up on the films that I had missed at the former festivals that appeared also in Iceland. One of these films was one that had received a great buzz in Venice, a lyrica...

IO SONO LI, interview with Andrea Segre

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                                photo from Venice poster at La Biennale, 68. This past week I attended the 8th annual Reykjavik Film Festival (RIFF) after going nonstop from Venice La Biennale, then to TIFF and then to RIFF. I was tired of course but so anxious to catch up on the films that I had missed at the former festiv...

24th Tokyo International Film Festival announces Edward R. Pressman as President of the Jury

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Tokyo International Film Festival (TIFF) is pleased to announce that American film producer Edward R. Pressman will be president of the International Competition jury at the 24th TIFF. The other four members of the jury will be film producer Kees Kasander from Holland, actress Fan Bingbing from China, film director Masahiro Kobayashi from Japan, and special effects makeup artist Reiko Kruk from France. The 24th TIFF will be held from October 22-30, 2011 at Roppongi Hills and other ve...

Call For Entries- Accolade- Deadline November 18th,2011

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Now in its eighth year, top-tier, international awards competition, The Accolade, announces its Call for Entries for filmmakers, television producers and videographers. Download entry form at www.accoladecompetition.org. Deadline is November 18th,2011 The Accolade is unique; it is an awards competition, not a traditional film festival. Awards go to those filmmakers, television producers and videographers who produce fresh, standout entertainment, animation and compelling documentaries. I...

27th Warsaw Film Festival programme announced

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Today at the press conference held at the Warsaw Marriott Hotel the programme of the 27th Warsaw Film Festival was announced. The festival will run for ten days – October 7-16, 2011, on nine screens at two locations in the heart of Warsaw: Multikino Zlote Tarasy and Kinoteka.The Opening Film will be Page Eight by David Hare. The Director and Bill Nighy are expected to attend. The Closing Film will be A Dangerous Method by David Cronenberg. Other programme highlights will include The Battle of ...

Interview with Sean Stone and his journey to Iran

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Oliver Stone has done a fabulous job rearing his son, Princeton graduate, Sean Stone. Sean's wings have been strengthening as he has been working, interning, and meeting world leaders along side of his brilliant filmmaker father, and is demonstrating to the world that he, too, can soar. With a recent journey to Iran, with film as the primary focus, and his first feature film, "Graystone", nearing completion, this 26 year old has seen and done things most of us only read about.Q: SHARON ABELLA:...

With or without Me

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Director: Swann DUBUS / TRAN Phuong Thao.
Thi and Chung live in the gorgeous, rice-terraced mountains of Vietnam’s far northwest. Like many young men in this region on the main heroin route from Laos to China, they’re addicts, and they have HIV. Thi wants to kick his habit. Chung just wants to die. “With or Without Me ” is an intimate, tragicomic portrayal of two guys strung out at the edge of the map in a Communist country struggling with drug use, and of the wives, family, doctors and friends trying to pull them back from the brink.

DocEdge, a cutting edge Film Festival at Max Mueller Bhavan (GoetheHaus) Mumbai

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  DocEdge, a documentary Film Festival  comprising 11 award-winning documentaries and a selection of entries from DOK Leipzig Film Festival as well as other award-winning films from Baltic states, China and India were screened at the Goethe Hall of the Max Mueller Bhavan, Mumbai. Technical problems however put paid to the inaugural (Aug 22 ) screening of Gereon Wetzel and Jörg Adolph's"How to make a book with Steid" and instead, the audience was treated to the closing day's ...

German Films Previews: German Exporters report strong business in Hamburg

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The 11th German Films Previews in Hamburg was once again a business success for German film exporters. 17 screenings at the 2011 Event (July 10 – 13) were presented in Hamburg’s Dammtor Cinema. The 11 attending German film sales companies again reported strong business with finalized deals and ongoing negotiations resulting from the Previews.  The annual showcase of current and upcoming films organized by German Films in association with the German Film Exporters Association (VDFE) ...

"A.L.I.C.E." in Marbella/Festival #20!

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"A.L.I.C.E." has been short-listed from 800 submissions representing 52 countries for the "Shorts Cinema" program at the Marbella Int'l Film Festival in Marbella, Spain running October 14-16, 2011. This is the 20th festival acceptance for "A.L.I.C.E.". During the same dates, "A.L.I.C.E." will be participating in the Beijing Int'l Movie Fest in China. Later in the month, the film moves to the Gold Lion Film Festival in Manzini, Swaziland. ...

Son of the Stars

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Director: Michelle Chen Miao.
Young mother ZhengZheng with her autistic son travels long way from North, looking for her missing husband. She finds no clue of her husband in DongGuan with tens of thousands of factories. Instead, she finds herself a job in a factory while leaving her son to the attention of a community home. Soon she gets promoted, moves into a high-rise apartment building and has a boyfriend. Everything seems going well until she tries to put her autistic son into the picture. She tries hard and finally she tries to get rid of the trouble-making boy. But life becomes much worse to her with the growing anxiety…

First films announced at San Sebastian Official Selection

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Terence Davies, Hirokazu Kore-Eda, Arturo Ripstein, Wang Xiaoshuai, Sarah Polley and Julie Delpy in the Official Selection at San Sebastian International Film Festival Yet another year San Sebastian International Film Festival unites prestigious international filmmakers who will present their latest works. Productions from the United Kingdom, Japan, Mexico, Canada, France, China, Argentina, Portugal, Greece and Sweden will gather at the event to compete for the Golden Shell. The oth...

Expanding Taiwanese film making

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We may be returning to the success enjoyed by Taiwanese Cinema in 2000 when CROUCHING TIGER, HIDDEN DRAGON ruled the international box office and YI YI was prominent in the film festival circuit. Over the last two years the most successful films in Taiwan were domestic productions, Taiwanese films have increased their presence at international film festivals and open access to the huge market in mainland China provides now an advantage no other foreign country enjoys. Potentially the...
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