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3rd Petaluma International Film Festival Lineup Announced

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Tanguero Director: Emanuele Persico, 2011, Italy/Argentina, 78 minutes, Cast: Omar Quiroga, Veronica Palacios, Maria Cecilia Cervini, Juan Carlos Stasi, Jorge Juanatey Simple Director: Ivan Calbérac, 2010, France, 90 minutes, Cast: Bastien BOUILLON, Julien DRION, Shemss Audat, Morgane Cabot, Esteban CARVAJAL-ALEGRIA, Valentine CATZEFLIS, CIVIL François, Jérémie ELKAIM The Fire [Der Brand] Director: Brigitte Bertele, 2011, Germany, 70 minutes, Cast:  Florian David Fitz, Wota...

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...

MV International Film Festival wrappped

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Up & Away! Attendance Climbs at 6th Annual MV International Film Festival; New Film Center Is Next ProjectSeptember 20, 2011 (Vineyard Haven, MA)-It's a wrap! The sixth annual Martha's Vineyard International Film Festival, organized and executed by the all-volunteer Martha's Vineyard Film Society, packed over 30 films from 6 continents into 4 vibrant days. "The festival grows each year," says Society founder and Festival director Richard Paradise. "We're still counting but we sold an estimated 3...

Leipzig Festival to focus on Documentary Films from the Arab World

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    The Reality of a Revolution - Documentary Films from the Arab World   In its focus on the Arab world, DOK Leipzig features films from Tunisia and Egypt The upheaval in the Arab world is far from over, yet the 54th DOK Leipzig will be presenting the first documentary films from Tunisia and Egypt. Six films will be shown in the Focus on the Arab Spring which is part of the Official Programme. Most of the films will come to Leipzig straight out of the cutting room....

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 ...

TIFF 2011 Award Winners

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  WHERE DO WE GO NOW?  The 36th edition of the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) came to a climactic close on Sunday with the announcement of its award recipients at a reception at the Four Seasons Hotel With the Festival further solidifying its status as one of the Top Four in the world (with only Cannes, Berlin and Sundance in the running), it remains distinguished by not having a juried competition, with the exception for awards given to native Canadian films. So while th...

African Diaspora summer film series

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  Experience 10 days of compelling, provocative films at The 6th Annual African Diaspora International Summer Film Series  ...

New York: The Hebron Dilemma at the Human Rights Watch Film Festival

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THIS IS MY LAND…HEBRON is among the most important films featured at the June 2011 New York Human Rights Watch Film Festival. It is an outstanding Italian-Israeli documentary coproduced by Giulia Amati and Stephen Natanson which has received many rewards since its release in 2010. The film presents interviews with Israeli journalists and politicians as well as statements by spokes persons for the settlers and Palestinians. It provides an extraordinary insight into the mindsets of the warring p...

18 DAYS at Cannes

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 At the 64th Cannes Film Festival the Egyptian film about the facebook triggered revolution called 18 DAYS (2011) took place in the Special Screenings window. It is a collection of short films set in Egypt by Egyptian filmmakers devoted to depicting various experiences of the revolution which took place only months ago.see official Cannes page here:  http://www.festival-cannes.com/en/theDailyArticle/58553.html  photos by Vanessa McMahon  photos by Vanessa McMahon ...

18 Days at Cannes

At the 64th Cannes Film Festival the Egyptian film about the facebook triggered revolution called 18 DAYS (2011) took place in the Special Screenings window. It is a collection of short films in Egypt by Egyptian filmmakers devoted to depicting various experiences of the revolution which took place only months ago. photos by Vanessa McMahon 

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At the 64th Cannes Film Festival the Egyptian film about the facebook triggered revolution called 18 DAYS (2011) took place in the Special Screenings window. It is a collection of short films in Egypt by Egyptian filmmakers devoted to depicting various experiences of the revolution which took place only months ago.  photos by Vanessa McMahon 

A Separation wins at the Sydney Film Festival

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A Separation wins the Sydney Film Prize at the 2011 Sydney Film FestivalSydney Film Festival Jury President, Chen Kaige announced A Separation as thewinner of the 2011 Sydney Film Prize at the Official Competition Awards lunch today at the Wharf Restaurant. The $AUD60,000 Sydney Film Prize is the largest of its kind for film in Australia. The Official Competition and the Sydney Film Prize is sponsored by iShares and a Dinosaur Designs trophy is also presented to the winning film.Chen Kaige, spea...

8th African Film Festival of Tarifa Awards

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8th African Film Festival of Tarifa (FCAT) awarded eight new African movies with awards endowed with 46 500 euros. The festival jury selected winners from more than 140 movies from 23 African countries.1. The award for the best feature-length movie (15 000 €) goes to “MICROPHONE” (Ahmad Abdalla, Egypt)2. The award for the best direction (10 000 €) goes to “A JAMA” (Daoud Aoulad-Syad, Morocco/France) 3. The award for the best actress (1 500 €) goes to DENISE NEWMAN for “SHIRLEY ...

Call for Entries - Deadline August-26-2011

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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. 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. It is a showcase for c...

Pacha Pictures launch at 64th Cannes Film Festival

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Pacha Pictures launch at 64th Cannes Film Festival Leave it to the Egyptians to do it their way…I have nothing but the utmost awe and admiration for the revolutionary energy and passion for filmmaking and change coming out of Egypt, setting things in motion in the way of communication, revolution, cinema and now… world distribution!!! I met up with producer/actor Khaled Abol Naga in Istanbul when he told me about their plan to launch an independent World Sales/Distribution company betw...

Pacha Pictures launch at 64th Cannes Film Festival

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Pacha Pictures launch at 64th Cannes Film Festival Leave it to the Egyptians to do it their way…I have nothing but the utmost awe and admiration for the revolutionary energy and passion for filmmaking and change coming out of Egypt, setting things in motion in the way of communication, revolution, cinema and now… world distribution!!! I met up with producer/actor Khaled Abol Naga in Istanbul when he told me about their plan to launch an independent World Sales/Distribution company betw...

Cinema in Motion 7 is now open for registration

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This programme, organised by the International Film Festival with the Amiens (France) and Fribourg (Switzerland) international festivals, will exclusively comprise feature films at the end of their filming or at the post-production stage. Cinema in Motion 7 will take place on Monday, 19 September 2011 at the 59th International Film Festival in San Sebastian. This rendezvous is open to filmmakers from the Maghreb, Portuguese-speaking African countries and developing Arab countries: Algeria, A...

Interview with War Artist George Gittoes about Bin Laden arrest

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WITH OVER 20 YEARS OF EXPERIENCE LIVING IN PAKISTAN AND AFGHANISTAN, George Gittoes sheds light on OBL, May 3, 2011 MUST READ! George Gittoes has over 20 years of experience living and traveling in Pakistan and currently lives in Jalalabad, Afghanistan. Q: Sharon Abella: On our last interview on February 10, 2010, you mentioned that George Bush and President Obama said that, “Bin Laden was in Bajaur, but that everyone in Bajaur knows one another, and if Bin Laden were living there, they would...

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Seattle International Film Festival highlights

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    Film Industry Luminaries Ewan McGregor, Warren Miller, Al Pacino Scheduled to Appear The 37th Seattl...

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Director: Mohamed Ramadan.
Souad (Solafa Ghanem) is a young nurse who falls in a one-sided love relationship with a comatose patient, Yoseif (Hassan El Kredly). She checks up on him regularly throughout the day. We watch how she deals with Yosief's case - will Yosief be able to communicate with her?

The Bang Bang Club, our bet for Tribeca

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The Bang Bang Club is the true story about four, free spirited combat photographers with a passion for danger and search for the truth during the uprisings in apartheid South Africa from Nelson Mandela’s release from serving a life sentence in prison on February 11, 1990, to the first democratic election in 1994, in which he became President until 1999. Follow these fearless young men as they demonstrate bravery, camaraderie, and moral turpitude, in the heart of the apartheid riots and “tr...

8th Tarifa Africa Film Festival Presents African Projects Seeking Co-Production

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Ten African film directors will be pitching their new film projects at the 3rd Africa Produce Co-Production Forum to Spanish film producers and TV commissioning editors including representatives of Al-Jazeera Documentary Channel. África Produce, the only co-production forum for African films in Spain  takes place within the 8th Tarifa African Film Festival (FCAT) in Spain, from June 11th to 19th. There are four feature projects and three documentaries selected from Cameroon, Mauri...

NEWSLETTER N° 502: march 25th, 2011

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 .............                                                                                                                                                          NEWSLETTER N° 502: march 25th, 2011 Follow this LINK if you cannot read the newsletter properly  Cannes sponsoring and advertising options on call. Email us Become a sponsor of the iPhone application Bundle offer Mo...

Meditations On The Middle East

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  678 (Mohamed Diab, Egypt)  There is no doubt that we are living in historic times. The political and social upheaval in the Middle East and northern Africa are among the most stunning events of the new millennium, and it still remains unclear whether this will herald a period of unprecedented stability and its complete opposite. Helping us to understand the turmoil and the inner lives of those cultures, four films in the New Directors/New Film series, entering its first weekend...

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