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Hubert Bals Fund announces winners Fall 2012 Selection Round

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      The Hubert Bals Fund of the International Film Festival Rotterdam (IFFR) has selected twenty-five film projects that receive grants for script development, digital production, postproduction, distribution or workshops. In its Fall 2012 selection round, the Fund gives 330,000 Euro to projects from seventeen Asian, Eastern European, Latin-American and African countries. (See full list below)   From many strong applications for workshop initiatives, the Hubert Bals Fu...

Highlights from Five Flavours Film Festival, Warsaw

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The sixth edition of Five Flavours Film Festival opens today, 24 October, in Warsaw's Muranow and Praha cinemas. The festival is the only film event in Poland focused primarily on Asian cinema. The seven-day programme involves six sections and thirty new features with two European premieres. Every year, Five Flavours brings a deeper insight into the cinematography of a selected country from South-East Asia. The sixth edition presents Focus: Malaysia which is one of the main sections of this ye...

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...

New SE Asian Movie: FREEDOM DEAL (TRAILER) US-Vietnam War Cambodia Incursion May 4, 1970:

░░░▒▒▒▓▓▓▒▒▒░░░▒▒▒▓▓▓▒▒▒░░░▒▒▒▓▓▓▒▒▒░░░▒▒▒▓▓▓▒▒▒░░ Trailer for 'FREEDOM DEAL: the Story of Lucky', a pioneering historical drama taking place in Cambodia during the expansion of the US-Vietnam conflict in May 1970. WATCH IT HERE > http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-K7dezQCl4E FREEDOM DEAL is the first ever movie ab ...

Trailer: New SE Asian Movie 'FREEDOM DEAL', taking place May 4, 1970 in Cambodia during the expansion of the US-Vietnam conflict

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░░░▒▒▒▓▓▓▒▒▒░░░▒▒▒▓▓▓▒▒▒░░░▒▒▒▓▓▓▒▒▒░░░▒▒▒▓▓▓▒▒▒░░ Trailer for 'FREEDOM DEAL: the Story of Lucky', a brand new pioneering historical indie drama taking place in Cambodia during the expansion of the US-Vietnam conflict in May 1970. SEE THE TRAILER @ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-K7dezQCl4E FREEDOM DEAL is the first ever movie about this chapter of history told from the Cambodian (Asian) ...

Full Starz Denver Film Festival schedule released

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The 35th Starz Denver Film Festival (SDFF), sponsored by Starz Entertainment and produced by the Denver Film Society, announced today its full Festival line-up. SDFF will run November 1 through November 11 in Denver. The complete list of films can be viewed at denverfilm.org/festival.   "Election day is not the only big event happening this November. The Starz Denver Film Festival will celebrate its 35th edition with signature events and a diverse line-up of films from around the glo...

Ted Shugrue will be missed, my former boss at Sony Pictures till 1996

  Ted Shugrue waving and surrounded by his colleagues (Steve Klain, Duncan Clark, and Tony Manne to his right) Body language says he was happy... Ted Shugrue, the former head of Sony Pictures' overseas distribution division and president of Loews Cineplex International, died last Thursday fom liver cancer at the age of 62. In 1983, Shugrue became one of the first employees of the newly formed TriStar Pictures, where he was instrumental in building the distribution arm for TriStar (lat...

THE 2ND ANNUAL GUAM INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL - PRESENTED BY DFS GALLERIA

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Guam - The 2nd Annual Guam International Film Festival Presented by DFS Galleria will take place from Thursday, September 27 through Sunday, September 30, 2012 at the Micronesia Mall Stadium Theatres and Zen Ultra Lounge in Tumon Bay.   With over 3000 attendees at last year’s event, Guam International Film Festival (GIFF) is focusing their efforts in engaging, educating and entertaining Guam’s diverse communities by showcasing culturally relevant films. “One thing I’m ...

Montreal World Film Festival launched with Million Dollar Crocodile...and 212 feature films

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  212 feature films (110 world or international premieres)  16 medium length films (12 world or international premieres)  144 short films (94 world or international premieres)  60 films in the Canadian Student Film Festival   A Chinese film “Million Dollar Crocodile” for the opening                              ...

'FREEDOM DEAL' production continues in Cambodia, with additional behind the scenes stills and video

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The FREEDOM DEAL movie team continued shooting over the August 11-12, 2012 weekend, returning to the East side of the Mekong river in Cambodia to continue production on their unique US-Vietnam war era drama, taking place in Cambodia during Nixon's 1970 'Cambodia Incursion'.   Catch a glimpse behind the scenes through some stills and video HERE, along with some video and some PR shots with talent on location. See behind the scenes pix and info...

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...

New York Asian Film Festival 2012 at the Lincoln Center in NY

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  New York Asian Film Festival 2012             Organized by Subway Cinema in close cooperation with the Film Society of Lincoln Center and the Japan Society from June 29 – July 15, The Asian Film Festival has become the most important showcase for films from Asia featuring this year 57 films including 3 programs with short films. For the New York Times critic the NYAFF has become one of the city’s most indispensable film events. The countries represented ...

Camerado Update: Two Film Festivals we Produce in Asia & 'FREEDOM DEAL' Production and KICKSTARTER

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Hello from  Camerado SE Asia: We've been very busy here recently in SE Asia, prepping for initial production  of our 3rd feature, FREEDOM DEAL , while simultaneously securing sponsorship for two film festivals we produce in the region, the CamboFest Cambodia Film Festival and the Bangkok IndieFest :     The CAMBOFEST, Cambodia Film Festival , Cambodia's first recurring international movie festival since...

Shangai fest opening with JJ Annaud as chair of the jury

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Shanghai International Film Festival 2012 opens on June 16. SIFF Project, the key program of the festival, presents CFPC and Co-FPC projects, 32 projects in total. CFPC is aimed at supporting young Chinese rising directors. This year, 8 young directors develop their ideas, and provide us both original and promising projects. Co-FPC focuses on encouraging the co-production market, and discover commercially potential project with well-known directors. This year 24 projects are to ...

Camerado SE Asia: New UK Co-Producer & Tax Deductions for 1970 Vietnam War-Era 'Freedom Deal'

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Hello Friends, Colleagues, and Supporters from Camerado producer Jason Rosette and the 'Freedom Deal' Feature Film Team in Cambodia: We are happy to share two New Important Developments regarding our SE Asian Vietnam War-era feature drama, 'Freedom Deal' (www.freedomdealmovie.com), taking place in Cambodia during Nixon's 1970 Cambodia incursion. 1) We now welcome onboard a talented, UK-based co-producer for the project, Alec Cheschi; Alec worked with us a few years ago when he ...

DEVO Founder Robert Lewis Advises 1970’s Cambodian-based Indie Vietnam War-era Feature Film '

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 Legendary DEVO Rock Band Co-Founder Robert Lewis Advises Music and US Story Elements for 1970’s Cambodian Indie Vietnam War-era Feature Film 'FREEDOM DEAL' Launching Pioneering International Crowd Funding Campaign Cambodian Vietnam War-era Feature Film 'FREEDOM DEAL' Counters Lack of Local Production Financing and Infrastructure With International Online ‘Crowd Funding’ Campaign, the First of its Kind for a Cambodia-Based Feature Film.  May 14, Phnom Penh Cambodia A ...

Cambodian Feature Film FREEDOM DEAL Fights Funding Challenges, Lack of Cinema Infrastructure | PR Log

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Cambodian Feature Film FREEDOM DEAL Fights Funding Challenges, Lack of Cinema InfrastructureCambodian Feature Film FREEDOM DEAL Fights Funding Challenges, Lack of Cinema Infrastructure, and Sluggish Global Economy to Reveal the Untold Story of the Secret 1970 US War in Cambodia FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Stern_Kid_NIxon_SoldierPRLog (Press Release) - May 03, 2012 - May 3, Phnom Penh Cambodia A group of  Khmer and Foreign filmmakers and artists, including a ...

Vietnam-War era Supernatural Cambodian Feature Film in Phnom Penh, Cambodia: Local Casting Session Updates & Pix

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Camerado SE Asia, producer of the supernatural US-Vietnam wartime drama taking place in 1970 Cambodia during Nixon's 'Cambodia Incursion', FREEDOM DEAL, is happy to announce that our first local (Cambodian) casting session, held April 28, 2012, has been successfully concluded! Potential actor for the role of the Viet Cong guerilla, 'TRINH', attending the April 28, 2012 open call for FREEDOM DEAL.  FREEDOM DEAL writer-director ...

Asian supernatural war drama, FREEDOM DEAL, set to undertake local casting in real-life 'Apocalypse Now' areas of Cambodia

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Local Casting to Commence for Vietnam war-era feature drama, FREEDOM DEAL "The Department of Cinema and Cultural Diffusion totally supports your initiation into film production!“  - Cambodian government statement of support from Mr. Sin Chan Saya, Director Department of Cinema and Cultural Diffusion, Phnom Penh Cambodia FREEDOM DEAL (www.freedomdealmovie.com), a feature film by Camerado SE Asia, now shifts to Phase III of the development process. Thanks to al...

Short films awarded at Rotterdam Fest

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Short films awarded at International Film Festival Rotterdam 2012Monday 30 January, Makino Takashi’s GENERATOR (Japan), Mati Diop’s BIG IN VIETNAM (France) and Jeroen Eijsinga’s SPRINGTIME (Netherlands) were awarded the three equal Tiger Awards for Short Films 2012. The jury gave a Special Jury Mention to Charlotte Lim Lay Kuen for her short film I’M LISA (Malaysia).The International Film Festival Rotterdam short film nominee for the European Film Awards 2012 is IM FREIEN (IN THE OPEN) b...

Todd Miller will serve as President and Chief Operating Officer of Celestial Tiger Entertainment

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Celestial Tiger Entertainment (CTE), the Asian media company launched last month by Celestial Pictures Limited, Saban Capital Group and Lionsgate, unveiled today its senior management team, led by industry veteran Todd Miller, who will serve as President and Chief Operating Officer.  CTE also announced the members of its Board of Directors. Miller brings over two decades of management and media experience to CTE and will lead the company and drive its core businesses of branded pa...

Celestial Tiger Entertainment appoints Todd Miller as President COO

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Celestial Tiger Entertainment (CTE), the Asian media company launched last month by Celestial Pictures Limited, Saban Capital Group and Lionsgate, unveiled today its senior management team, led by industry veteran Todd Miller, who will serve as President and Chief Operating Officer. CTE also announced the members of its Board of Directors. Miller brings over two decades of management and media experience to CTE and will lead the company and drive its core businesses of branded pay-TV channels, ...

Fifteen films competing for IFFR's Tiger Awards 2012

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Fifteen films have been selected for IFFR's Tiger Awards Competition 2012. The complete lineup, comprising first or second feature films concurring for three equal Hivos Tiger Awards of each 15,000 euro, includes eight world premieres. Five competing films have received support from Rotterdam’s Hubert Bals Fund.The Rotterdam Tiger Awards Competition for Short Films 2012 comprises twenty-one films, ranging in length from five to fifty-six minutes. Nine short films in competition will see their ...

Busan West Asian Film Festival

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Chapman University’s Dodge College of Film and Media Arts, recognized as one of the premiere film schools in the United States, in continued partnership with South Korea’s Busan International Film Festival (BIFF), Asia’s largest film festival, today announced the official program for the upcoming Busan West Asian Film Festival, November 11-13 in Orange, Calif.Busan West 2011 will feature eleven feature films from five countries: China, Korea, Philippines, Taiwan and Vietnam. Three of thos...

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.

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