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Uncovered: the war in Iraq premieres in Cannes

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UNCOVERED: THE WAR ON IRAQJOSEPH WILSON JOINS CINEMA LIBRE INTERNATIONAL AT CANNES FOR THEATRICAL DEBUTFormer acting U.S. Ambassador to Iraq, JOSEPH WILSON, will be attending the world premiere of 2004’s most talked-about documentary, UNCOVERED: THE WAR ON IRAQ. Wilson sparked an international firestorm when he revealed to the New York Times that the Bush Administration’s claims about Saddam Hussein seeking to acquire uranium from Niger were false. Wilson, by special request, will attend a...

Hunt Feast shooting in Syria with Iraq theme

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Today’s Iraq Provides Setting for Landmark Syria/UK Co-ProductionWriter/director Nabil Maleh’sTHE HUNT FEASTCurrently filming in Syria and Lebanon. To Be Unveiled At Cannes 2004The story of an escaped high-ranking officer of the former Iraqi regime on the run with millions of dollars earmarked for an insurgency campaign against the occupying American forces, is the subject of a landmark Syrian/UK co-production feature film currently shooting in Syria and Lebanon, which gets its first unveili...

Tribeca features in competition

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Features in competition at Tribeca FestivalMay 1 - 9, 20041/2 Price [HALFP] France 62 min preceded by Paper Route A rare attempt to portray children's activities utterly without sentimentality, this debut by a 21-year-old actress follows a trio of kids aged 7, 8, and 9 as they fend for themselves in a world nearly free of adults. The film drew considerable attention in Paris after Chris Marker likened it to Breathless in its depiction of something we've never before seen on screen. ( more....

Marco Island fest line up

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2004 World Cinema Naples Film Line-upSee you at the Movies!FEATURE NARRATIVESThe Barbecue People (Hamangalistim)Feature Drama, 102 minutes, 2003, Israel, Dir.- David Ofek & Yossi Madmony, Prod.-David Ofek, Joseph Madmony, Screenplay- David Ofek, Yossi Madmony,Starring- Victor Ida, Raymond Abecassis, Makram Khuri, Israel Bright, Dana Ivgi, Gili Sa'ar, Igal Adika, World Premier Mar del Plata Intl Film Festival - winner of the silver Ombu for Best Screenplay. Israel in the late 80's; a wild BBQ fe...

Brussels Festival of European Film - Programme

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"Relaunched last year with a new crew and new objectives, the Festival continues with its new formula that discovers new European talent from the 45 countries of the Council of Europe. The programme will therefore be made up exclusively of the first and second works of European filmmakers, but across all the genres.English decadence, irreverent Belgian humour, French transsexuals, intellectual Spanish directors, almost silent but moving cinema from Italy. This is what we will find in the selecti...

Earth Day, April 22 wills see Artivist kick off

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Premiering on EARTH DAY, April 22, for seven days and nights filmmakers from around the world will unite at the Egyptian Theatre in Hollywood, CA. To witness and address the unwavering necessity of art and activism in our global community. These activist artists “Artivists', are bound together in their belief that actions do create change and no voice goes unheard. This year’s films highlight: International Human Rights, Children’s Advocacy, Animal Rights, Environmental Preservation, and...

Arizona Art Museum Short Film Fest

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EIGHTH ANNUAL ARIZONA STATE UNIVERSITY ART MUSEUMSHORT FILM AND VIDEO FESTIVALSATURDAY APRIL 24, 2004 - 8 p.m. TEMPE, ARIZONACome with your lawn chairs and blankets, sit out under the stars and enjoy this free event...Organized and Juried for the Arizona State University Art Museum by:Bob Pece, Southern California FilmmakerJohn D. Spiak, Arizona State University Art Museum Arizona State University Art Museum presents a number of short films and videos by artists from around the world. The jury ...

Weinstein Likes Evil

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Miramax co-chair Harvey Weinstein who was at the Berlinale for the opening film Cold Mountain said he was impressed by Swedish director Mikael Håfström, enjoyed the visual style in Evil and what the young director got out of his actors. He recently spent time speaking with Håfström while on a visit to Sweden to promote Cold Mountain. Evil is one of the nominated best foreign language films for an Academy Award. When Håfström is in Hollywood later this month he will be speaking with prod...

Weinstein Likes Evil

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Miramax co-chair Harvey Weinstein who was at the Berlinale for the opening film Cold Mountain said he was impressed by Swedish director Mikael Håfström and liked the visual style in Evil and what he got out of his actors. He spent time speaking with Håfström while in Berlin. Evil is one of the nominated best foreign language films for an Academy Award. When Håfström is in Hollywood later this month he will be speaking with producers, in particular about a Miramax project called Derailed...

Control Room: a political late entry into Forum

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Last-minute entry: Forum to show Jehane Noujaim's Control RoomThe Forum has decided to include Control Room by Jehane Noujaim in its programme as another documentary focussing on the year’s main political topic. The 90-minute film addresses the media battle behind the American campaign in Iraq. The Egyptian-American director witnessed the toppling of the Ba’athist regime from two completely different perspectives in Qatar on the Persian Gulf. On the one hand, there were the American propagan...

Sundance Hollywood and Politics In Park City

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Sundance Hollywood and Politics In Park City 2004 is a Presidential Election year and the players are out across the country jocking for position.  With the major media eyes here in Park City for the Sundance Film Festival, many of the candidates are making the rounds.  Al Gore is one most visible, visiting shops along Main St, viewing films and meeting everyone form Hollywood elite or regular filmgoers.  Gores presence added a buzz throughout the ...

Panorama Dokumente 2004: Politics Alert

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From Woody Harrelson’s gift for green issues and an anarchistic political satire on the WTO to the illumination of politically uncharted regions in Latin America*, from Karmakar’s essay about a forgotten concentration camp in southeast Poland to the growing-up of Palestinian children – from the situation of Iranian women, the homeless in Hollywood, intellectual women on the different sides of wars and conflicts to analytical portraits of culturally relevant artists like Klaus Nomi and The ...

HBF funds half a million € for non-western projects

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The Hubert Bals Fund is designed to bring remarkable or urgent feature films and feature length creative documentaries by innovative and talented filmmakers from developing countries closer to fulfillment. The HBF provides grants that often turn out to play a crucial role in enabling these filmmakers to realize their projects. In its Fall 2003 Selection Round, Hubert Bals Fund (HBF) of the International Film Festival Rotterdam grants a total of Euro 467,000 to twenty-eight non-Western film-maker...

Fuse Marrakech Winner

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PJER ZALICA’S “FUSE” WINS ETOILE D’OR FOR BEST FEATURE FILMAttendance figures up by more than 150% - over 100,000 cinema-goers throng to screenings throughout the Festival The third annual Marrakesh International Film Festival, under the patronage of His Majesty Mohammed VI, King of Morocco, and the presidency of HRH, Prince Moulay Rachid, awarded the winners of its feature and short film competitions tonight at a closing night gala in the spectacular amphitheatre created in the ruins of...

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