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Ursula and Cornelio - SCENT OF OAK by Rigoberto Lopez at UNESCO

SCENT OF OAK SCENT OF OAK by Rigoberto Lopez at UNESCO Jorge Perrugoria and Lia Chapman: ROBLE DE OLOR, by Rigoberto Lopez. This new travelling film showcase from the Caribbean region, chaired by Cuban filmmaker, Rigoberto LOPEZ, at UNESCO, recently showed a selection of  features  and shorts chosen among 21 participating Caribbean countries. Under the umbrella of UNESCO to promote creativity, language an

"THE SCENT OF OAK" spearheads 1st TRAVELLING CARIBBEAN SHOWCASE AT UNESCO

"THE SCENT OF OAK" spearheads 1st TRAVELLING CARRIBBEAN FILM SHOWCASE : April 14-18 at UNESCO, Paris   This new travelling film showcase from the Caribbean region, chaired byCuban filmmaker, Rigoberto LOPEZ, at UNESCO, recently showed a selection of  features  and shorts chosen among 21 participating Caribbean countries.Under the umbrella of UNESCO to promote creativity, language and cultural diversity, supported by the Cuban Institute of Art and  Cinematographic Industry and Ca...

Miami Is Music/Music Is Miami

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Thursday, March 6--------When visitors from other states or countries think of Miami, they reflect on its gorgeous weather, pristine beaches, outstanding architecture and Latin-influenced culture. The banging of the drum, the beating of the marimba, the strumming of the guitar, the blaring of a trumpet, the music of Miami is as intoxicating as its other natural beauties.To acknowledge this essential aspect of Miami culture, the Miami International Film Festival has inaugurated a new program this...

San Diego latino Festival ready to open

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What started as a student exhibition- A Student Film Festival (Cine Estudiantil), has grown to become the internationally celebrated San Diego Latino Film Festival in its 15th anniversary edition, from March from 6-16, 2008 at UltraStar Mission Valley Cinemas at Hazard Center, presented this year by State Farm Insurance.  "Eleven days of great films and guests, and being able to fundraise for a non-profit organization that provides funds which make possible a year round programming to su...

Festival Poster San Diego latino Festival

Festival Poster San Diego latino Festival  What started as a student exhibition- A Student Film Festival (Cine Estudiantil), has grown to become the internationally celebrated San Diego Latino Film Festival in its 15th anniversary edition, from March from 6-16, 2008 at UltraStar Mission Valley Cinemas at Hazard Center, presented this year by State Farm Insurance.  "Eleven days of great films and guests, and

San Diego Fstival is up for a new start with 15th edition

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What started as a student exhibition- A Student Film Festival (Cine Estudiantil), has grown to become the internationally celebrated San Diego Latino Film Festival in its 15th anniversary edition, from March from 6-16, 2008 at UltraStar Mission Valley Cinemas at Hazard Center, presented this year by State Farm Insurance. “Eleven days of great films and guests, and being able to fundraise for a non-profit organization that provides funds which make possible a year round programming to support ...

Oscars’ most memorable moments on "love" compilation DVD

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It’s hard not to feel some affection – even love – for the Oscars, the biggest film industry awards ceremony. And this year is no exception. The Oscars 2008 will go down in history as the most highly anticipated award ceremony of all time, if only for the drama surrounding whether the event would go ahead at all. And the Oscars wouldn’t be the Oscars without the stars’ dramatic acceptance speeches. With a 45 second deadline and an audience of more than a billion viewers, the pressure ...

LA Pan African Film & Art Fest winners

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The 16th ANNUAL PAN AFRICAN FILM & ARTS FESTIVAL (PAFF) today announced the winners of its 2008 Pan African Film and Arts Filmmakers Awards and Audience Favorite Awards. Jury Prizes were awarded in the following categories: Best Documentary, Best Short Documentary, Best Narrative Short, Best Feature, and Best Director-First Feature. New for the 2008 PAFF is the addition of The Oscar Micheaux Award, named after the first African-American filmmaker. In addition to the Jury Prizes, Audience Fav...

Rotterdam VPRO Tiger Awards

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Fifteen films by first or second filmmakers competed in the VPRO Tiger Awards Competition 2008. The Jury consists of Mr. Royston Tan - Singapore filmmaker and film producer, Russian filmmaker, actress and film producer Ms. Renata Litvinova, Mr. Rieks Hadders - former Deputy Director of the Filmmuseum in Amsterdam (The Netherlands), Ms. Tiziana Finzi, Deputy Director Locarno International Film Festival in Switzerland, and Iranian filmmaker and film producer Mr. Jafar Panahi (jury president). Th...

LA Pan African Film & Art Fest line up, largest ever

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The 16th ANNUAL PAN AFRICAN FILM & ARTS FESTIVAL (PAFF) today announced the line-up of films selected from a record number of submissions for their 2008 film competition. Known for showcasing new films first and recognized as America's premiere black film festival, past PAFF features have included box office and award-winning hits: Ray, Lackawanna Blues, Redemption, Crazy As Hell, Kingdom Come, The Brothers, Gridlock'd, Days of Glory, and the 2006 Academy Award® winner for Best Foreign Film, T...

The Berlinale Talent Campus programme

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The Berlinale Talent Campus, which will take place from 09 – 14 February 2008 at the “Hebbel am Ufer” in Berlin-Kreuzberg, is a summit of the most talented up-and-coming filmmakers from all over the world. Over 350 of them are invited to Berlin each year to reflect on their ideas about film in lectures and panel discussions, and to work on their projects in specialized hands-on workshops as the Garage Studio, the Script & Doc Station, the Talent Project Market, the Talent Press, the...

2008 Park City Film Music Festival is held across the street from the Egyptian Theater

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The 2008 Park City Film Music Festival is held across the street from the Egyptian Theater on Main Street in Park City in the Main Street Mall on the second floor. The festival runs January 17-27, 2008—concurrent with the Sundance Film Festival. "Films you can get into." This year's lineup consists of 127 films. Submissions for the 2008 PCFMF came from the United States, Australia, France, Nigeria, Costa Rica, Germany, Russian Federation, Canada, United Kingdom, Croatia, Turkey...

Ten Years Through the Lens of Newport Festival - NIFF

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Ten years ago, in Texas, Esequiel Hernandez, Jr. turned 18. Half a world away, in Afghanistan, a young man named Dilawar did the same.Ten years ago, David Sington was at the BBC, Tony Kaye was shooting two movies in black and white, and Labour crushed the Conservatives ending an 18-year reign.Ten years ago, Eric Rudolph had moved on from the Olympics to abortion clinics, while Teignmouth Electron was marooned in the Caymans, never to move again.Ten years ago, Billy Mitchell was famous, but Bob B...

Ten Years Through the Lens of Newport

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Ten years ago, in Texas, Esequiel Hernandez, Jr. turned 18. Half a world away, in Afghanistan, a young man named Dilawar did the same.Ten years ago, David Sington was at the BBC, Tony Kaye was shooting two movies in black and white, and Labour crushed the Conservatives ending an 18-year reign.Ten years ago, Eric Rudolph had moved on from the Olympics to abortion clinics, while Teignmouth Electron was marooned in the Caymans, never to move again.Ten years ago, Billy Mitchell was famous, but Bob B...

Latin American Film Festival highlights

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Sizzling, this year’s Latin American Film Festival has everything you need to start the autumn. Held at the Curzon cinemas Renoir and Mayfair, and other outstanding West End venues. As always, Cuban-born Eva Tarr Kirkhope, the director and founder of the Festival, will guarantee the showcasing of the latest releases from some of Latin America’s foremost features.With her knowledge, long-time experience in film distribution and Latin spirit Eva plunges the Festival into the right atmosphere. ...

Punto de Vista 2008 has doubled docu entries

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INTERNATIONAL DOCUMENTARY FILM FESTIVAL OF NAVARRA - PUNTO DE VISTAFebruary 15 - 23, 2008The Official Section of Punto de Vista has received 804 entries from 70 countries preparing for its best edition ever next February.The number of participants for the festival (a client of filmfestivals.com Bulletin Board Service) doubles last year´s figureA total of 804 films are to take part in the selection process for the Documentary Film Festival Punto de Vista, to be held in Pamplona for the fourth ti...

Spicy autumn in London at the 17th Latin American Film Festival

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The 17th Latin American Film Festival9 - 18 November 2007 Spicing up London’s autumn, this year’s Latin American Film Festival comes with a mind-blowing and breathtaking programme of Latin America’s latest and most daring films ensuring that Britain’s film enthusiasts will enjoy the maximum Latin experience. Presenting the world premiere EL Brindis (The Toast), a dazzling yet startling Chilean/Mexican co-production by the Chilean director Shai Agosin and UK premieres such as La Antena (T...

exground filmfest 20th program presents about 300 films

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Section highlights for the jubilee / focus Benelux / many German premieresIn 2007, exground filmfest in Wiesbaden is taking place for the 20th time. For this occasion not only the highlights of the current program of independently produced short and full feature films will be shown in the capital of Hessen, but an especially designed section of Highlights containing cult films from the past 19 festivals. From November 16 through November 25, exground filmfest is presenting about 300 films from 3...

The Vermont International Film Festival is in the homestretch now

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Well, we're REALLY in the homestretch now, and we're looking forward to a great Vermont International Film Festival on Oct. 11-14 in Burlington. The films are strong, we have some great guest speakers coming in, and the volunteers are at the ready.  FILM PROGRAM:* BAMAKO (115 min.) (Mali/U.S.A./France) - www.bamako-themovie.com/This narrative film chronicles African civil society proceedings against the IMF and World Bank that take place in the courtyard of Melé, a bar singer, and her out-of-w...

The Vermont International Film Festival is in the homestretch now

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Well, we're REALLY in the homestretch now, and we're looking forward to a great Vermont International Film Festival on Oct. 11-14 in Burlington. The films are strong, we have some great guest speakers coming in, and the volunteers are at the ready. FILM PROGRAM:* BAMAKO (115 min.) (Mali/U.S.A./France) - www.bamako-themovie.com/This narrative film chronicles African civil society proceedings against the IMF and World Bank that take place in the courtyard of Melé, a bar singer, and her out-of-wo...

Best from Europe at Rio International Film Festival

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16 European films receive EFP´s Film Sales Support at the Rio International Film Festival (20 September – 4 October 2007)Starting off on 20 September and closing on 4 October, the Rio International Film Festival is one of the most important and longest events in Latin America. It has meanwhile become a busy place to discover Brazilian as well as international films and to conduct business as the festival also holds its new RioMarket which runs from 21 September to 3 October. RioMarket combin...

Inside the Campaign and Policies of Bolivia's First Indigenous President...

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The spirit and policies of socialism are sweeping across South America. Cuba's President, Fidel Castro has been at the forefront of this movement since assuming power in 1959. With the recent reforms instituted by Hugo Chavez, President of Venezuela, the movement is again gaining momentum at the regional level. Now, with the 2006 election of Evo Morales, Bolivia's first indigenous President, the continent serves host to a trilateral bloc that seeks to challenge the mores of capitalism and Americ...

El Violin opening film of the LACMA Latin Cinema Review

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The opening film of the Latin Cinema Review ongoing currently at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) was "El Violin", a sensational first feature shot in stark Black and White by Mexican director, Francisco Vargas. The story deals with a peasant uprising somewhere in an unamed Latin country (but obviously Mexico) at an unspecified time (but it could be the present or the recent past), which is brutally supressed by the "federales", which is the terrm used in Mexico for the regular arm...

« Sicko » Avis après le film

Le dernier film de Michael Moore est un documentaire qui nous présente le système de santé aux Etats-Unis.  On se rend compte que malgré leur statut de puissance les gens ne peuvent pas avoir un accès correct à la santé. « La sécurité sociale » comme est appelé en France  est privée pour les américains. Nonobstant, les assurances utilisent n’importe quel prétexte pour ne pas donner les soins dont les malades ont besoin. Le film enquête pourquoi des pays comme Canada, Roya...

Michael Moore's "Sicko" Reactions

Michael Moore's new documentary "Sicko" opened Saturday in Cannes and reactions are mixed, often based on the viewer's home country. The film adresses how the United States' health care system works, and why this world power of a country has such a bad one.  It shows the birth of the sytem starting with President Nixon, and a large part of the film is devoted to describing how the US Congress passed a law that essentially makes it so this system- one that makes it impossib...

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