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Music Is Miami and Miami Is Music

Wednesday, March 5------“Music is Miami, and Miami is music”, declared Patrick de Bokay, MIFF Director, from the stage of the Gusman Center last evening, announcing a new program strand in the Festival called The Reel Music Scene. This special sidebar of documentaries, music videos and information panels will celebrate the love affair between music and the moving image. To kick off the program, the Festival presented the North American Premiere of AFRICA UNITE, an inspiring music documentary...

MIFF Gala Screenings At The Gusman

  Friday, February 29---------There is nothing quite so glamorous as the Red Carpet at a film festival. Popping flash bulbs, the crush of the paparazzi, the push of the crowd, the rare opportunity of seeing world-class filmmakers and celebrities, the sheer excitement in the air. Glamour is definitely on tap on Flagler Street in downtown Miami as the 25th Miami International Film Festival presents the Gusman Galas in all their glory in the beautiful and historic Gusman Center for the Performing...

MIFF Gala Screenings At The Gusman

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There is nothing quite so glamorous as the Red Carpet at a film festival. Popping flash bulbs, the crush of the paparazzi, the push of the crowd, the rare opportunity of seeing world-class filmmakers and celebrities, the sheer excitement in the air. Glamour is definitely on tap on Flagler Street in downtown Miami as the 25th Miami International Film Festival presents the Gusman Galas in all their glory in the beautiful and historic Gusman Center for the Performing Arts each evening. The Hollywoo...

The New York Sephardic Jewish Film Festival

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Launching it’s 12th Year The New York Sephardic Jewish Film Festival continues To Explore the Cinema of this Rich and Diverse Culture:February 7-14, 2008The American Sephardic Federation/Sephardic House, in association with Yeshiva University Museum, announces the 2008 New York Sephardic Jewish Film Festival line up, celebrating a dozen years of exciting and thought provoking films. With the expansion to multiple locations, this one-of-a-kind event running February 7 – 14, 2008 will offer a...

22ND ISRAEL FILM FESTIVAL COVERAGE

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22ND ISRAEL FILM FESTIVAL COVERAGE By Maria Esteves - November 24, 2007 The 22nd Israel Film Festival (IFF) 2007 was held at the Directors Guild of America Theater, Clearview Cinemas, and the Florence Gould Hall in New York City, October 23 - November 8, 2007. The festival presented by IsraFest Foundation, annually present Israeli films, panel discussions, special events, awards ceremony, and gala receptions.   Since 1982, IFF founded by Meir Fenigstein of the IsraFest Foundati...

Emerging Talent Film Festival New Fest comer in Monaco

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The First International Emerging Talent Film Festival wrapped up on Tuesday night, 15 May, at Monte-Carlo’s Grimaldi Forum, with a Special Advance screening of Paul Freedman’s film on the travesty in Darfur, SAND AND SORROW, narrated by George Clooney, and the presentation of the Festival’s Juried Competition Wing Awards. The Festival’s Gala Closing Night Party followed the screening and awards presentation, held in the beautiful rooftop space, Karément, set atop the Grimaldi Forum with...

The 1st International Emerging Talent Film Festival

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May 13-15, 2007 ~ Monte-Carlo, MonacoThe INTERNATIONAL EMERGING TALENT FILM FESTIVAL (IETFF) will kick-off its inaugural event 13 – 15 May 2007 at the Grimaldi Forum in Monte-Carlo, Monaco. IETFF will present 22 films from emerging filmmakers from 20 countries around the globe in this debut presentation. All features are by first time directors and none have distribution. Amongst the eleven features, there are two world premieres, three European premieres and two French premieres. Highlight...

The First Annual MediaBridge Fest for youth in Chicago

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The First Annual MediaBridge Fest for youth ages 15-19 kicks off August 11 and 12 at Facets Multi-Media, 1517 W. Fullerton. Films for the first night of the festival were selected during two weeks of deliberation by the MediaBridge jury from among 150 entries submitted to the Chicago International Children’s Film Festival. The second night of the MediaBridge Midnight Fest will feature an Open Screen during which films made by MediaBridge participants and youth from around Chicago will be shown...

Portland Jewish Film Fest opens Jan 14

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14TH PORTLAND JEWISH FILM FESTIVALSAT JAN 14 7 PM WHITSELL AUDITORIUMSUN JAN 15 4 PM GUILD THEATRELIVE AND BECOMEFRANCE/ISRAEL 2005DIRECTOR: RADU MILHAILEANUWinner of (cheering) Audience Awards at the Berlin and Vancouver International Film Festival, LIVE AND BECOME is an epic, emotional story of one boy's chance survival amidst the Ethiopian famine of the mid-1980s. A mother conspires to place her nine-year-old, non-Jewish son with a group of Falashas (Ethiopian Jews) bound for Israel as par...

Washington Jewish Film Festival will open in December

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16TH WASHINGTON JEWISH FILM FESTIVALDecember 1 - 1140 films • 9 countries • 5 venues • 10 daysThe 16th Washington Jewish Film Festival: An Exhibition of International Cinema presents 40 features, documentaries and shorts from 9 countries, in five venues, during the December 1 – 11, ten-day Festival. The Festival is presented by the Washington DCJCC's Morris Cafritz Center for the Arts and co-sponsored by the Embassy of Israel and Washington Jewish Week; and supported in part by a grant ...

The Film Festival Münster awards Live and Become

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The First European Feature Film Award for Best Director went to Radu Mihaileanu At the 11th Film Festival Münster which drew to a close yesterday, the Romanian director Radu Mihaileanu won the first European Feature Film Prize for Best Director for his film ‘Va, vis et deviens / Live and Become’. The award is endowed with a prize money of EUR 10,000. According to the verdict of the five-member European jury the prize went to Mihaileanu’s film because of the ‘outstanding way in which the...

Berlin Panorama Audience Award to Va, vis et deviens

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Panorama Audience Award 2005 Of all large festivals, the Berlinale is regarded as the festival most open to the public. Radio channel “radioeins” and Berlin’s city magazine “tip” have again made it possible for film fans to vote for their favourite films and then in collaboration with the Panorama section to present the only official audience award of the Berlinale, the PanoramaAudienceAward. 34 feature films and 18 documentaries competed for this year’s prize. And the audiences cast...

Berlinale Talent Campus creative well

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Berlinale Talent Campus - Hosts Emi Wada, Dante Ferretti and Walter Salles Creative synergy – with 530 film talents from 90 countries and a total of 80 international experts the 2005 Berlinale Talent Campus is turning into the school for those wanting to make it in the film business. It takes place from 12 – 17 February 2005 in the Berlin House of World Cultures. This year more countries have joined: For the first times talents from Swaziland, El Salvador, Bangladesh, Jordan, Ethiopia, Tog...

MIFF Moscow line up announces an open competition

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The 26th MIFF Competition Films program will include: ANGULIMALADirector: Sutape Tunnirut, Thailand, 2003Cast: Nopachai Jayanama, Stella Malucchi, John Rattanaveroj, Caterina Grosse A parable based on the code of Buddhist morality. The story allegedly happened in India more than 2,500 years ago. Ahimsaka was born of Brahmin parents, the social group of high virtue in the Hindu caste system. Despite his noble birth, Ahimsaka was predestined to become a murderous bandit killing those people to who...

The Berlinale Jury members

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Which competition film or participant will take home a Golden or Silver Berlin Bear at the end of the Berlinale 2004 is decided by the International Jury. In 2004 this committee will again consist of seven international film experts from a variety of disciplines. This year’s President of the Jury is Frances McDormand, an Academy Award winner and star of independent film.The award ceremony of the 54th Berlin International Film Festival will be held at the Berlinale Palast on Saturday, February ...

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