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Russian Film Festival,in Bangkok

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Russian Film Festival, in Bangkok It seems to be an epidemic of Film Festivals , in Bangkok, this year ! The first-ever Indian Festival’s gone, and now, it’s the first-ever Russian Film festival. Soon, there will be the World Film Festival of Bangkok (16 Nov - 25 Nov). The Russians are celebrating their 150th Anniversary of relations with Thailand ,and what better way to celebrate, than through Cinema? The ‘ Russian W...

Call for entries for Short Shorts Film Festival & Asia 2013!

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For short films completed in 2011 (after June 1, 2011): October 15, 2012 For short films completed in 2012 (after January 1, 2012): December 20, 2012 Submissions must be postmarked by the applicable deadline based on the production year of your film, and late submissions will not be considered and screener DVDs cannot be returned under any circumstances. International / Asia International Competition 1. Japan Premieres Only: Your film MUST NOT have been screened in Japan on any media and oc...

Beth Stollman Wins First Place in Atlanta Amateur Film-making Competition

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Amateur film maker Beth Stollman beat out more than 600 competitors to win first prize in Atlanta's recent amateur film making competition. Judges praised high quality and professionalism by the entrantsThe competition started back in August when potential film makers were asked to submit short films between fifteen and twenty-five minutes long. The competition was specifically for amateur film makers in the Atlanta area. Judges praised the diverse selection of films that were entered. The entra...

Luang Prabang Film Festival Ready to Roll

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Bangkok ~ The second Luang Prabang Film Festival will take place on 3-10 December 2011 in Luang Prabang, the former Royal Capital of Laos, and UNESCO World Heritage Site. The ongoing project is dedicated to harnessing the power of film to foster cultural development and plurality in Laos, build regional understanding in Southeast Asia, and support sustainable development. The festival will present over 30 Southeast Asian films and other curated events throughout the week. All scre...

CAMBOFEST, Cambodia Film Festival travels to New York City and beyond

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CAMBOFEST (www.cambofest.com), Cambodia's first international film festival event since the end of the Khmer Rouge regime - and Cambodia's only indie film festival! - celebrates its half-decade mark with a screening of shorts from its recent 4th edition in Manhattan, New York City in December.  CamboFest later continues its US tour with a stop in Los Angeles and other cities before moving on to Canada, Mexico, and other global host venues. The Manhattan event, hosted by New Filmmake...

With or without Me

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Director: Swann DUBUS / TRAN Phuong Thao.
Thi and Chung live in the gorgeous, rice-terraced mountains of Vietnam’s far northwest. Like many young men in this region on the main heroin route from Laos to China, they’re addicts, and they have HIV. Thi wants to kick his habit. Chung just wants to die. “With or Without Me ” is an intimate, tragicomic portrayal of two guys strung out at the edge of the map in a Communist country struggling with drug use, and of the wives, family, doctors and friends trying to pull them back from the brink.

Festival #12 for "A.L.I.C.E."

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It's a big week for "A.L.I.C.E."! While we're playing at Cannes in the Short Film Corner, presented by Ouat Media, and in Laos at the Vientianale, AND in the Stortford Film Festival in the UK...We also heard about our 12th fest! It's the First Commonwealth Film Fest in Johnstown, Pennsylvania, USA for June 17th! Please check out their site to see our listing: http://www.jaha.org/FilmFestival/Friday2011.html (scroll down) "A.L.I.C.E." is available for broadcast intern...

UNCLE BOONMEE at Copenhagen Film Festival

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INTERVIEW WITH: Apichatpong Weerasethakul                       UNCLE BOONMEE WHO CAN RECALL HIS PAST LIVES (Thailand, 2010) screens at Copenhagen Film Festival 2011   Apichatpong Weerasethakul: Vanessa McMahon interviews Apichatpong Weerasethakul     INTERVIEW WITH Apichatpong Weerasethakul.   During the 51st Th...

Interview with director of the Luang Prabang Film Fest

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Interesting Travelers - Interview with Gabriel Kupermanby Travis Ball I arrived in Luang Prabang, Laos, in early December, 2010, intending on only spending four days there before heading to Thailand. During my early explorations, I came across a sign near the city center promoting a film festival that was starting in two days. Thoroughly intrigued, I decided to attend the opening ceremony the following evening. The opening film blew me away and I ended up staying for the full duration of the wee...

"A.L.I.C.E." gets 6th fest on 6th continent in three months!

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"A.L.I.C.E." was accepted into its sixth festival on a sixth continent! The film will play at the 2nd Int'l Vientianale in Vientian, Laos from May 12-15, 2011 in the National Cultural Hall. "A.L.I.C.E." is represented for international broadcast sales by Fred Joubaud at Ouat Media. Please contact fred.joubaud@ouatmedia.com for more info. "A.L.I.C.E." is also available for VOD via BigStarTV: http://www.bigstar.tv/movie/a-l-i-c-e-2011 ...

Interviews with Apichatpong Weerasethakul from Sofia International Film Festival 2011

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Apichatpong Weerasethakul: Vanessa McMahon interviews Apichatpong Weerasethakul                           During the 15th SOFIA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL in Sofia, Bulgaria, the film UNCLE BOONMEE WHO CAN RECALL HIS PAST LIVES (Thailand, 2010) screened to an international audience.    INTERVIEW WITH Apichatpong Weerase...

INTERVIEW WITH: Apichatpong Weerasethakul

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                      Apichatpong Weerasethakul: Vanessa McMahon interviews Apichatpong Weerasethakul     INTERVIEW WITH Apichatpong Weerasethakul.   During the 51st Thessaloniki Film Festival, I had the grand pleasure to speak at length with Mr. Apichatpong Weerasethakul, or ‘Joe' as he likes to be called. This was a one-of-a-kind in...

INTERVIEW WITH: Apichatpong Weerasethakul

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                      Apichatpong Weerasethakul: Vanessa McMahon interviews Apichatpong Weerasethakul     INTERVIEW WITH Apichatpong Weerasethakul.   During the 51st Thessaloniki Film Festival, I had the grand pleasure to speak at length with Mr. Apichatpong Weerasethakul, or ‘Joe' as he likes to be called. This was a one-of-a-ki...

Interview with Apichatpong Weerasethakul

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Vanessa McMahon interviews Apichatpong Weerasethakul at Thessaloniki FestivalDuring the 51st Thessaloniki Film Festival, I had the grand pleasure to speak at length with Mr. Apichatpong Weerasethakul, or ‘Joe' as he likes to be called. This was a one-of-a-kind interview as I was tempted to keep him for hours to just hear him passionately speak about his visionary POV on cinema and his cross-genre, trans-borders, duality, disassociating and completely groundbreaking auteurship body of work whic...

Interview with Apichatpong Weerasethakul

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Vanessa McMahon interviews Apichatpong Weerasethakul at Thessaloniki FestivalDuring the 51st Thessaloniki Film Festival, I had the grand pleasure to speak at length with Mr. Apichatpong Weerasethakul, or ‘Joe' as he likes to be called. This was a one-of-a-kind interview as I was tempted to keep him for hours to just hear him passionately speak about his visionary POV on cinema and his cross-genre, trans-borders, duality, disassociating and completely groundbreaking auteurship body of work whic...

passport photos

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Director: Preetam Koilpillai.
A group of young Tibetans living in Bangalore, India, talk about their lives and dreams and what it means to be living in exile.

Slim and Lena

Director: Mollye Asher.
“Slim and Lena” is a modern film noir set in the grit and glamour of the neo-burlesque scene. The story begins, narrated by Slim, when he returns to NYC to settle a beef with Big Daddy, the proprietor of a hip burlesque lounge on the Lower East Side. When Slim discovers that his long lost true love, sweet Lena, has become a burlesque dancer; the typical roles of a noir are turned on their head. Packed with love, sex, and redemption, “Slim and Lena” is the story of how Lena finds her voice and becomes the heroine and narrator of her own story.

Interview avec l'artiste de guerre le plus audacieux du monde, et le réalisateur George Gittoes En direct du Festival de Berlin

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En direct du Festival de Berlin FILM International (Berlinale)  10 février,2010  Interview avec l'artiste de guerre le plus audacieux du monde, et le réalisateur George Gittoes. George Gittoes, originally from Austrailia, has traveled extensively to Nicaragua, Phillipines, Somalia, Sinai, Southern Lebanon, Israel, Gaza, Western Sahara, Cambodia, Laos, Mozambique, South Africa, Bosnia, Northern Ireland, Bougainville, Papua New Guinea, Tibet, Timor, Congo, Rwanda, Afghanistan, and Pakistan. ...

Zagreb Film Festival Mordaunt and Wilczyinski interview

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6th Zagreb Film Festival www.zagrebfilmfestival.com this year offered a pretty good documentary program.       A "Bomb Harvest" www.bombharvest.com       produced by Lemur Films Australia, established by the director/writer of film Kim Mordaunt and producer Sylvia Wilczyinski on Zagreb Film Festival went very well. Mourdaunt and Wilczynskiare are known by award winning dramas and documentaries done for ABC TV, SBS TV and Discovery.    ...

Zagreb Film Festival 2008 Bomb Harvest

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6th Zagreb Film Festival www.zagrebfilmfestival.com this year offered fantastic documentary program. Among 12 documentaries one of the documentary on Zagreb Film Festival 2008 especially attracted attention. It is a "Bomb Harvest" produced by Lemur Films Australia, established by the director/writer of film Kim Mordaunt and producer Sylvia Wilczyinski. Mourdaunt and Wilczynski have made award winning dramas and documentaries for ABC TV, SBS TV and Discovery. At the moment, they are d...

Vancouver International Film Festival wrapped

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The 27th Vancouver International Film Festival, which concluded its 16-day run on October 10, is pleased to announce the films that were top favourites and runners-up in the public voting for VIFF's audience awards. The winners of all awards, audience and juried, were announced prior to the closing gala film; all awards are recapped here.Festival Director Alan Franey also advised that the number of admissions was 142,425, down slightly from last year. He said, "It was a festival of riches that h...

Dubai to feature 3 new sections and a film market

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The 2008 edition of the Dubai International Film Festival features 12 programmes that will showcase cinema of all genres from all over the world.Selected films will be placed in the appropriate programme by DIFF management in consultation with the filmmaker. While DIFF welcomes international submissions, it should be noted that the non-Arab section of the festival is limited to only 60 films and presently does not include short films.The Cultural BridgeThe Cultural Bridge programme is one of the...

Martha's Vineyard International Film Festival line up

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The Martha's Vineyard International Film Festival announces the line up for 2008 festival September 11-14th, in Vineyard Haven, MA. Produced by the Martha's Vineyard Film Society, the MVIFF will screen 30 international features and documentaries and two Short Film programs. Several filmmakers will be in attendance. Among the high profile films selected are: Irena Salina's Flow, For Love of Water (Opening Night), Lucy Walker's Blindsight, Ellen Kuras's The Betrayal, Liz Mermin's Shot in Bombay, ...

Dungog Film Festival Wrap

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DUNGOG FILM FESTIVAL 2008 MAKING AN IMPACTBorn in 2007, the Dungog Film Festival has grown in one year from a baby fest with a dozen films and 1,400 visitors, into an adolescent of 80 films and an estimated 4,000 visitors, doubling the population of Dungog for the duration (May 29 – June 1). Andrew L. Urban reports on the world’s biggest showcase of Australian filmmaking centred on the country’s oldest cinema, The James.You may hear extravagant claims about this year’s Dungog Film Festiv...

CAMBOFEST, Cambodia: "Global" Fee Waivers!

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CAMBOFEST Fee Waivers Available -- read more In consideration of the global aspects of our aims with CamboFest, we're now offering **fee waivers** to filmmakers who can locate an additional film submission from a filmmaker from a lesser developed nation (see the UNDP development index here: http://hdr.undp.org/en/statistics/) SO: filmmakers from "highly developed nations" (US, UK, etc) 1) find a "buddy" filmmaker from one of the UNDP's list from Medium Development [Dominica through Gamb...

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