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CATALINA FILM FESTIVAL ANNOUNCES LINEUP, GUESTS FOR SECOND ANNUAL FEST— MAY 4-6, 2012   Stan Lee, Rachel Leigh Cook, James Scott, Darren Le Gallo, Tommy Chong, Scott Thompson, Daniel Gilles, Adam Sinclair Among Guests Confirmed to Attend   Catalina Film Fest— an annual celebration of film on the only West Coast resort island— today announced the lineup for the 2012 run, May 4-6. The Festival features more than 60 films, industry panels, networking and special events, incl...

2012 Tribeca Film Festival Opening Press Conference Coverage

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By Maria Esteves – April 19, 2012 The 11th Annual 2012 Tribeca Film Festival (TFF 2012) presented by founding partner American Express Opening Day Press Conference Breakfast was held at the 92Y Tribeca, New York, Wednesday, April 18, 10:00 AM. TFF speakers who officially opened the 2012 Tribeca Film Festival included Chief Creative Officer Geoffrey Gilmore, Tribeca Enterprises; artistic director Frederic Boyer, and director of programming Genna Terranova, moderated by executive director Nan...

2012 Tribeca Film Festival Opening Press Conference Coverage

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By Maria Esteves – April 19, 2012 The 11th Annual 2012 Tribeca Film Festival (TFF 2012) presented by founding partner American Express Opening Day Press Conference Breakfast was held at the 92Y Tribeca, New York, Wednesday, April 18, 10:00 AM. TFF speakers who officially opened the 2012 Tribeca Film Festival included Chief Creative Officer Geoffrey Gilmore, Tribeca Enterprises; artistic director Frederic Boyer, and director of programming Genna Terranova, moderated by ex...

Asia Pacific Screen Awards will showcase four nominees and winners in China

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The Australian based Asia Pacific Screen Awards will showcase four nominees and winners of the November 2011 awards ceremony at the Beijing International Film Festival this month. A Separation (Jodaeiye Nader az Simin, Islamic Republic of Iran), Academy Award and Golden Globe winner and the 2011 Asia Pacific Screen Awards (APSA) Best Film recipient, will join Australian box office sensation Red Dog as two of four APSA 2011 nominees and winners to be showcased to Chinese audiences at the 2012 ...

Helena Třeštíková will be awarded the Dragon of Dragons

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Helena Třeštíková, a Czech documentary film-maker and the laureate of several international film festivals, including the European Film Academy Award for “René”, will receive this year’s Dragon of Dragons award at the 52nd Krakow Film Festival, which will take place between the 28th May and 3rd June 2012.                             ...

Penelope Miller joins ‘In Conversation’ @ Sarasota!

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Penelope Ann Miller, star of this year’s THINK OF ME playing at the SFF and last year’s Academy Award® winner for Best Picture THE ARTST, participates in the intimate In Conversation series. This discussion will highlight Ms. Miller’s work over the course of her illustrious career and her approach to her craft as one of our finest, most versatile actors. ABOUT PENELOPE ANN MILLER Penelope Ann Miller has shared the screen with some of the most notable and renowned leading men a...

The Palm Beach International Film Festival kicks off its 17th year with its opening night film,ROBOT & FRANK

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The Palm Beach International Film Festival kicks off its 17th year with its opening night film,ROBOT & FRANK, complete with a Hollywood-style red carpet screening. Following the film join us as we welcome filmmakers, movie lovers, industry professionals and guests from around the world as we celebrate seven days of film, entertainment and education. Short Synopsis: Set in the near future, Frank, a retired cat burglar, has two grown kids who are concerned he can no longer live alo...

The Lucky One World Premiere At Bondi Juction, Sydney, Australia

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The Lucky One enjoyed its world premiere at Bondi Junction, Sydney, Australia at approx 5.30pm today. The red carpet was rolled out as Zac Efron, Taylor Schilling and Australian director and Academy Award nominee, Scott Hicks, did the red carpet for the world premiere of their new movie, The Lucky One, screened at Event Cinemas Westfield Bondi Junction. When: Monday 9 April, 2012 Time: from 5pm Where: Event Cinemas, Westfield Bondi Junction The Lucky One...

2012 Palm Springs International ShortFest: regular deadline is March 15, extended Submission Deadline to April 6th

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    PALM SPRINGS INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILM FESTIVAL & FILM MARKET June 19- 25 2012 Call for Entries Regular entry deadline is March 16, 2012. Late entry deadline is April 6, 2012 . Online entry form Contact Info For more information contact: Palm Springs International Short Film Festival 1700 E. Tahquitz Canyon Way, Suite 3 Palm Springs, California 92262 USA Tel: (760) 322-2930 Fax: (760) 322-4087 Website: http://www.psfilmf...

The 59th Sydney Film Festival today announced early highlights in advance of the full program launch on Wednesday, 9 May.

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‘Revealing the first confirmed films for this year's Festival really lets us share our excitement,' said Nashen Moodley in his first year as Festival Director for Sydney Film Festival. ‘This is just a cross-section and a taste of what we have in store, but you'll already see the extraordinary diversity in subject, style and geography that makes a great international film festival memorable and thought-provoking. From the film that everyone was talking about in Sundance to a look inside Woo...

ÉCU announces "Europe's Best Independent Film" for 2012

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The European Independent Film Festival, Europe's premier event for independent cinema, announces this year's 24 award-winning films. After screening 101 films from 33 countries, ÉCU 2012 ended the weekend with a lively ceremony honoring its award-winners. They include "Best Director" for "The Return" (Dir. Blerta Zeqiri) "Best European Independent Dramatic Feature 2012" for "Women and Children" (Dir. Daniel Mitelpunkt) "Best European Independent Dramatic Short 2012" for "Corner Shop" (Dir.Georg...

2012 Tribeca Drive-In, Family Festival Street Fair announced

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  The 2012 Tribeca Film Festival (TFF), presented by Founding Sponsor American Express, today announced the return of its signature free community events: the Tribeca Drive-In (April 19-21), Family Festival Street Fair (April 28), Tribeca/ESPN Sports Day (April 28) and the second annual Tribeca/NYFEST Soccer Day (April 21).   The Festival also announced the three film titles that will be screened at the Tribeca Drive-In, co-sponsored by JetBlue and Time Warner Cable, hosted b...

Sean Connery's animated feat ure film "SIR BILLI" premieres at SONOMA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL

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SIR BILLI, the first full-length animated feature to be produced entirely in Scotland, will get its first international screening at the 15th annual Sonoma International Film Festival, April 11th-15th, 2012.                                      Sir Sean Connery, Tessa Hartmann and Sascha Hartmann in Sir B...

Robert Redford to introduce film about the environmental work of HRH The Prince of Wales

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Sundance Institute and The O2 announced today the programme of Special Events and panels that will take place at the inaugural Sundance London film and music festival, from 26-29 April at The O2. These events and panels were programmed by Sundance Institute, which annually hosts the Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah - the premier independent film festival in the United States.   Among the Special Events announced today are: ‘Rufus and Martha Wainwright sing Kate McGar...

Palm Beach International Film Festival announced its film line-up for the 17th edition: panache is the word.

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  The Palm BeachInternational Film Festival (PBIFF) announced its highly anticipated film line-up for the 17th edition, April 12-19, 2012, featuring 25 World Premieres, 14 U.S. Premieres and 2 North American Premieres. PBIFF (http://www.pbifilmfest.org/) will present features, documentaries and short films from the U.S. and around the world, including Netherlands, Spain, Argentina, Tanzania, Italy, France,...

Kenneth Branagh will Receive Honor at Sann Francisco Film Society Awards Night

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  Director Will Receive Honor at Film Society Awards Night at Warfield Theatre and Onstage Tribute at Castro Theatre San Francisco, CA -- The San Francisco Film Society announced today that Kenneth Branagh will be the recipient of the Founder's Directing Award at the 55th San Francisco International Film Festival (April 19 - May 3). The FDA will be presented to Branagh at Film Society Awards Night, Thursday, April 26 at the historic Warfield Theatre.   The Film Society and i...

Second annual Documentary Lab selects 10 filmmakers

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Film Independent, the non-profit arts organization that produces the Spirit Awards and the Los Angeles Film Festival, has announced the filmmakers and projects selected for its second annual Documentary Lab, sponsored by Latino Public Broadcasting. Starting this week and continuing through the end of April, the Documentary Lab is an intensive seven-week program in Los Angeles, with the main focus of assisting documentary filmmakers on their works-in-progress and providing creative feedback. All ...

This is Our Youth New York 1980s Play Comes To Sydney Opera House

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The Sydney Opera has one again brought a world class play to town under its famous brand. Kieran Culkin is the main character in This Is Our Youth. New Yorker Kieran Culkin is into Kenneth Lonergan's This Is Our Youth in a big way. It's primarily a story about relationships, and some get very complicated in this number. He appears alongside Pilgrim co-star Michael Cera and Emily Barclay at the Sydn...

Indian fest of La program announced

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With what promises to be its most ambitious slate yet, the Indian Film Festival of Los Angeles (http://indianfilmfestival.org) has announced its impressive 2012 lineup. 33 features, documentaries, and short films will be screened from filmmakers throughout the world including Canada, Italy, India, Germany, South Africa, UK, and the U.S. Among the offerings are three world premieres, nine U.S. premieres and twelve Los Angeles premieres. This is a banner year for the festival as it celebrates its ...

Inaugural Sundance London unveils program of 14 films that premiered in Park City

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  Sundance Institute and The O2 announced today the programme of 14 narrative and documentary feature films that will make their UK premieres at the inaugural Sundance London festival, taking place at The O2 from 26-29 April. These films premiered in January at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah – the premier independent film festival in the United States.  “I welcome the opportunity to see how people in the UK experience these films,” said Robert ...

LOOKING BACK, Cinema's greatest moments... OUT OF AFRICA (1985)

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  As another Oscar season has passed us by and three-time Academy Award winner Meryl Streep has won yet another Academy Award for Best Actress, I think it's time to mention one of my favorite films of all time, one I must admit I watch once a month- OUT OF AFRICA (1985). Why people so often refer to it as a ‘chick flick’ is beyond me when it is a Sydney Pollack film and one of Hollywood’s greatest canonic triumphs. Universal’s “Out of Africa”, which won the Oscar for B...

23rd Annual 2012 NY Oscar Night Viewing Party Coverage

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By Maria Esteves – February 27, 2012 The 23rd Annual NY Oscar Night Viewing Party in celebration of the 84th Annual Academy Awards was held at the elegant 21 Club townhouse, New York, Sunday, February 26, 2012, 6:30pm. Hosted by Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS), this year’s Oscar Night Party will benefit FilmAid International. East Coast Academy members, prior Oscar winners and nominees privately celebrated the evening with a superb cocktail reception in the legendary ...

Elliott Gould to Receive Maverick Spirit Award at Cinequest 22

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    Cinequest presents its highest honor, the Maverick Spirit Award, to legendary actor Elliott Gould on March 2 at the California Theatre, following the 9:30 p.m. screening of Dorfman starring Gould and Sara Rue (Rules of Engagement and Less than Perfect). Gould plays Burt Dorfman, Deb Dorfman's (Sara Rue) father, in this romantic comedy, directed by Palo Alto native, Brad Leong (Director of Palo Alto). Previou...

The Artist and Hugo Top Winners at The 84th Academy Awards

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By Maria Esteves – February 27, 2012 The 84th Annual Academy Awards presented by Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS) President Tom Sherak for outstanding film achievements of 2011 and hosted by nine-time Academy Award host actor/comedian Billy Crystal commenced Sunday, February 26, 2012, 8:00pm ET and 5:00pm PT at the Kodak Theatre, Hollywood, California. Live broadcast of the Oscars were televised in the U.S. on ABC Network and in more than 200 countries worldwide. THE ARTI...

Spaniards at the Oscars©

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On Sunday Spanish cinema lovers will be glue to the TV screen to see if our two options for winning a new Academy Award come true. Goya winners Chico&Rita and Alberto Iglesias are our candidates. Chico&Rita is nominated in the best animated film category and Alberto Iglesias in the best Original Score for Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy. Academy Award winner, Fernado Trueba is leading the production of Chico&Rita with Estudio Mariscal and Magic Ligh Pictures (Reino ...

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