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Zurich Film Festival to honor Paul Haggis

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It was announced today that the Zurich Film Festival (ZFF) will present multiple Oscar® winner Paul Haggis (“Crash,” “Million Dollar Baby,” “Casino Royale”) with the Festival’s prestigious Golden Eye Award for his life work as a screenwriter and filmmaker. The announcement was made today by ZFF Directors Karl Spoerri and Nadja Schildknecht. Haggis will receive the “Golden Eye” for his life’s work on Saturday, October 1st within the framework of the prestigious “A Tribute t...

Interview with Sebastián Mantilla, winner and Jury member at ÉCU

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By Alejandro Contreras Culturamas www.culturamas.es With his first short film Diva (2004), about the life of a homosexual Muslim trying to survive in Barcelona, Mantilla won himself the attention of the Cannes Film Festival, which selected his work to be displayed in the week of criticism, and also at the Sundance festival. After a couple of short films he directed his first feature, Next to Babylon (2008) for which he was awarded with the award for best director of ...

2nd Annual New York City International Film Festival Opening Night Awards

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By Maria Esteves – August 29, 2011 The 2nd Annual New York City International Film Festival 2011 (NYCIFF11) Opening Night Jury Awards presented by Roberto Rizzo honored the best films of 2011 by emerging and established filmmakers from around the world at the Hudson theatre, Thursday, August 18, 8:00 PM. The award presenters were actor M. Macaluso, T. Iz, E. Thai, I. Yako, L. Kruse, and NYCIFF founder Roberto Rizzo. In 2010, NYCIFF was founded by Roberto Rizzo. His vision is to intro...

2011 NYC International Film Festival Opening Night Awards Videos

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By Maria Esteves – August 28, 2011 The 2nd Annual New York City International Film Festival 2011 (NYCIFF11) Opening Night Awards  presented by NYCIFF founder Robert Rizzo honoring the best international filmmaking and emerging directors in 2011 immediately followed the Opening Night Gala at the Hudson Theatre, Thursday, August 18, 8:00 PM. NYCIFF11 Opening Night black-tie red carpet arrivals included international filmmakers, producers, writers, actors, recording artists, industry executiv...

2011 NYC International Film Festival Opening Night Awards Photos

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By Maria Esteves – August 28, 2011 The 2nd Annual New York City International Film Festival 2011 (NYCIFF11) Opening Night Awards  presented by NYCIFF founder Robert Rizzo honoring the best international filmmaking and emerging directors in 2011 immediately followed the Opening Night Gala at the Hudson Theatre, Thursday, August 18, 8:00 PM. NYCIFF11 Opening Night black-tie red carpet arrivals included international filmmakers, producers, writers, actors, recording artists, industry executiv...

Dominic Cooper's Sadistic Madman

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  Dreamboat British actor Dominic Cooper (MAMMA MIA!, AN EDUCATION) steps up to leading man stature in THE DEVIL’S DOUBLE, a harrowing and unsettling portrait of the consequences of complete and corruptible power. The film tells the true and truly sickening story of Uday Hussein, the power-mad and sadistic son of Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein whose personal reign of terror gave him free reign to kill, rape and maim at will. In order to protect his personal security, he forces a former c...

Errol Morris' Tabloid Tale

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  Oscar winning documentarian Errol Morris has had more than his share of interesting interview subjects in his 30 year plus career, but perhaps none is quite as gonzo as the one he captures in his new film TABLOID, which opens in limited release in North America this week (and is available on most VOD platforms). The film focuses on the bizarre-but-true story of Joyce McKinney, a former Miss Wyoming beauty queen who became a notorious tabloid sensation in the 1970s when she snatched her...

AWARDS & NOMINATIONS 2011

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Silver Princess Statuette (replica of the original "The Palace" statue of Ilijana, daughter of the Romanian Queen Mary of Edingburg) The voices of this year's directors show more clearly than ever that people from all nations are bonded by the same love, loss and laughter. Whether from Africa, Asia, America, Europe, Australia, New Zealand or the Middle East we are one in our needs and emotions. Perhaps in the 21st century the hand written note has been replaced by th...

Palm Springs Shortfest awards 2011

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Bahiya & Mahmoud Receives Best of Festival Award; UMOJA: No Men Allowed Receives Panavision Grand Jury Award; Tsuyako Receives Future Filmmaker AwardThe 2011 Palm Springs International ShortFest, the largest short film festival and market in North America, announced its Festival award winners on Sunday, June 26, 2011. 331 short films screened throughout the Festival along with more than 3,000 filmmaker submissions available in the film market. A total of $128,800 in prizes, including $14,000 i...

Palm Springs International ShortFest lines up 331

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It’s not always about length... enjoy some quality shorts this summer! The 2011 Palm Springs International ShortFest, Short Film Festival & Film Market announced today its roster of 331 films, selected from more than 3,000 worldwide entries. Now in its 17th year, ShortFest will showcase 64 World Premieres, 58 North American Premieres and 25 U.S. Premieres. The selection of films for screening and competition features star-studded casts and award-winning films from 50 countries around the wo...

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...

The Los Angeles Film Festival announced the first round of official US and international se

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  The 2011 Los Angeles Film Festival  runs from June 16 - 26 . Today the Los Angeles Film Festival, presented by the Los Angeles Times, announced the first round of official US and international selections. The 2011 Los Angeles Film Festival is produced by Film Independent — the non-profit arts organization that also produces the Spirit Awards — and will screen over 200 feature films, shorts, and music videos, representing more than 30 countries. Opening and Closing Night...

2 DAYS LEFT TO SUBMIT TO RUBY MOUNTAIN FILM FESTIVAL!

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Ruby Mountain Film Festival, Elko, NV April 15, 2011 - Late Deadline     RUBY MOUNTAIN FILM FESTIVAL Elko, Nevada - USA August 11 to 14, 2011   The RUBY MOUNTAIN FILM FESTIVAL (RMFF) presents a full range of independent and student films from across the globe against the backdrop of the ruggedly beautiful Ruby Mountains in Northeastern Nevada. This four-day event promises to uncover cinematic treasures ...

Tinsel & Tine's Quick Commentary on "Terri", "Living on Love Alone" and "Womb"

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Terri - Director, Azazel Jacobs / Featuring John C. Reilly Quick About: Terri, a low-keyed, pajama clad, kindhearted, over-sized kid (Jacob Wysocki) is coming of age in some woodsy middle America, expected to take care of his Alzheimer stricken Uncle and still get to school on time. Pleasing: The dark humor that always accompanies these types of slice of life, Indy dramas. More interesting than the relationship Terri develops with the school's Vice Principal (Reilly) is the...

Ruby Mountain Film Festival Gains Momentum

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Ruby Mountain Film Festival is gaining momentum! We already have a great lineup with a few weeks left to submit.  Entries so far come from,  USA, Mexico, Canada, Spain, Japan, Australia, the United Kingdom, France, the Russian Federation, Croatia, Sweden, Brazil, Taiwan, New Zealand, Israel, Argentina, Turkey, Finland, India, Iran, Iraq, Armenia, Africa, Serbia/Montenegro, South Korea, and The Netherlands."   Check out our recent spotlight on the event! RUBY MOUNTAI...

THE TILLMAN STORY- Q and A.

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THE TILLMAN STORY- Q and A.   THE TILLMAN STORY (USA, 2010) by director Amir Bar-Lev is a documentary about the football player Pat Tillman who gave up a multimillion dollar career in professional American football to go to war with the Army Rangers in 2002. He sacrificed personal success to fight alongside his brothers in war, a decision which for him was deeply personal. While in Iraq, Pat was tragically killed by ‘friendly fire’ (his own men). After his death he b...

THE TILLMAN STORY- Q and A.

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THE TILLMAN STORY- Q and A.   THE TILLMAN STORY (USA, 2010) by director Amir Bar-Lev is a documentary about the football player Pat Tillman who gave up a multimillion dollar career in professional American football to go to war with the Army Rangers in 2002. He sacrificed personal success to fight alongside his brothers in war, a decision which for him was deeply personal. While in Iraq, Pat was tragically killed by ‘friendly fire’ (his own men). After his death he b...

American celebrities in Krakow - ROSE McGOWAN, RICHARD JENKINS, AMERICA FERRERA!

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ROSE McGOWAN (president of the Jury of the Polish Dramatic Competition), RICHARD JENKINS (special guest) and AMERICA FERRERA (actress and producer of the film “The Dry Land” in the Sundance section). Rose McGowan is in possession of a very unique and characteristic looks recognisable in the cinema world. She is best known for her roles in TV series “Charmed” and “Nip/Tuck”, for her relationship with an eccentric musician Marilyn Manson and for her double role in Robert Rodriguez' a...

Second Tribeca (Online) Film Festival launches

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  The 2011 Tribeca Film Festival (TFF) today unveiled the Tribeca (Online) Film Festival supported by founding partner American Express. The pioneering digital initiative will allow domestic audiences to view feature and short films for free and worldwide audiences to engage with filmmakers and industry experts as TFF's 10th edition runs concurrently in lower Manhattan from April 20 to May 1. The debut of the 2011 Tribeca (Online) Film Festival offers film enthusiasts nationwid...

Philadelphia CineFest Announces Film Lineup, Award Recognition and Festival Highlights

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Boasting a wide-ranging slate of documentaries, features and shorts guaranteed to appeal to film-lovers. The Philadelphia Cinema Alliance is excited to announce the full film lineup for CineFest 2011 - running Thursday, April 7 - Thursday, April 14 - along with opening night highlights, special award recognition to famed horror film director John Carpenter and the reintroduction of Action Asia. As previously announced, this year's festival lineup is bookended by comedic films lauded by atte...

Film Independent launches a Documentary Lab

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Film Independent, the non-profit arts organization that produces the Spirit Awards and the Los Angeles Film Festival, has launched a new Documentary Lab, sponsored by Latino Public Broadcasting, with 14 filmmakers and 9 projects participating. Taking place in Los Angeles, the Documentary Lab is an intensive seven-week program, with a main focus of assisting documentary filmmakers on their works-in-progress and providing creative feedback. All of the Film Independent Labs are designed to suppor...

Cowboy Country Meets Hollywood! Ruby Mountain Film Festival 2011

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Cowboy Country Meets Hollywood! Ruby Mountain Film Festival 2011 Elko Nevada, USA  Sixty years ago Lowell Thomas called Elko “the last real cow town in the American West.” Film buffs and movie goers have enjoyed 100’s of Western films since that time. There has been a huge revival of Western films from "No Country for Old Men" and "3:10 to Yuma" recently to "True Grit" currently. RMFF will offer a retrospect of the modern depictions of the American ...

Ruby Mountain Film Festival 2011

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Chatting with launching Ruby Mountain Festival Director We sat down with Kurt James Stefka - Founder, CEO and President of the Ruby Mountain Film Festival and discussed the vision and the challenges the festival is facing for its opening year this August (11-14) in Elko, Nevada... Bruno Chatelin: When and how did you decide to launch a f...

An interview with the CEO of FilmFestivals.com Bruno Chatelin

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I enjoyed this interview with the CEO of FilmFestivals.com Bruno Chatelin.http://www.fest21.com/en/blog/editor/chatting_with_launching_ruby_mountain_festival_director We have already received films from not only all over the USA but also from countries like Mexico, Canada, Japan, UK, Spain, Australia,Iraq, Iran, India, New Zealand and Finland...not bad considering the fact that it has only been 2 weeks since our global call for entries.  Keep the films coming! This is going to be a great e...

Chatting with launching Ruby Mountain Festival Director

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We sat down with Kurt James Stefka - Founder, CEO and President of the Ruby Mountain Film Festival and discussed the vision and the challenges the festival is facing for its opening year this August (11-14) in Elko, Nevada... Bruno Chatelin: When and how did you decide to launch a festival? Kurt James Stefka  About 3 years ago I bega...

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