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The Tucson Film & Music Festival (TFMF) completes its line up

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The Tucson Film & Music Festival (TFMF) is thrilled to announce the complete entertainment line-up for the seventh annual event which heats up Oct. 6-10, 2011. To view this year’s festival film and music offerings please visit: www.tucsonfilmandmusicfestival.comThe festival’s 2011 films include an unprecedented documentary feature line up including Better Than Something: Jay Reatard, Bloodied But Unbowed, Kumaré, Barbershop Punk, Color Me Obsessed: A film about The Replacements, Blood, Swea...

World Premiere of AMERICAN TEACHER Opens at AMC Cinemas Sept. 30th

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By Maria Esteves – September 26, 2011 The 2011 Education Nation Summit World Premiere of AMERICAN TEACHER, directed by Academy Award-winning filmmaker Vanessa Roth, commenced Sunday, September 25, 4:15PM, in the tent at Rockefeller Plaza, New York. Presented by NBC News Education Nation, a special panel discussion preceded the world premiere with director Vanessa Roth, wirter/producer Dave Eggers, moderated by meteorologist, Today Show host Al Roker, NBC. A post screening panel discussion i...

2011 Education Nation Summit World Premiere of AMERICAN TEACHER Panel Discussion Coverage

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By Maria Esteves – September 26, 2011 The 2011 Education Nation Summit World Premiere of AMERICAN TEACHER, directed by Academy Award-winning filmmaker Vanessa Roth, commenced Sunday, September 25, 4:15PM, in the tent at Rockefeller Plaza, New York. Business leaders, elected officials, educators, and parents attended the world premiere presented by NBC News Education Nation. AMERICAN TEACHER Opens Theatrically at AMC Cinemas, September 30, 2011. A special panel discussion preceded the w...

Antalya Golden Orange Film Festival ready to begin

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48th International Antalya Golden Orange Film Festival, one of the most prestigious cinema events of Turkey’s arts and culture scene, will be held from 8th to 14th October 2011. With the support of Antalya Metropolitan Municipality, the Festival is organized by the Antalya Culture and Art Foundation (AKSAV).Antalya Golden Orange Film Festival, held annually since 1963 is the most important International film festival in Turkey. Taking place amongst the palm lined boulevards, and sun drenched ...

Oliver Stone will receive the Lifetime Achievement Award at next Savannah fest

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Oliver Stone ("Platoon," "Wall Street") will receive the Lifetime Achievement Award along with Academy Award-nominated, Golden Globe-nominated, Emmy Award-winning actress Lily Tomlin ("9 to 5," "All of Me") at the 14th annual Savannah Film Festival. The festival, which will take place Oct. 29 to Nov. 5, will also honor Golden Globe-nominated, Emmy and Tony award-winning actress Ellen Barkin ("The Big Easy," "Ocean's Thirteen") with an...

12th New York Intl Latino Film Festival Closing Night World Premiere of OUR LATIN THING Red Carpet Photos

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By Maria Esteves – September 24, 2011 The 12th New York International Latino Film Festival 2011 (NYILFF11) Closing Night World Premiere of OUR LATIN THING (NUESTRA COSA), by Academy Award winning filmmaker Leon Gast commenced Saturday, August 20, 2011 at the AMC Empire Cinema. Presented by American Airlines, sponsored by Heineken, the 40th anniversary remastered edition of FANIA All-Stars musical documentary OUR LATIN THING (NUESTRA COSA) is now available on DVD. Prior to screening, one luc...

The Return Of Roman Polanski

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  Word comes from Europe that the celebrated director Roman Polanski will be returning to Zurich, Switzerland this week to accept the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Zurich Film Festival. This could have been a standard issue awards story except for the fact that Mr. Polanski’s trip to Zurich two years ago to pick up this same honor precipitated a one-year legal battle that led to months of house arrest and his possible extradition to the United States to face a prison term for fl...

Bruno Delbonnel wins the Special Award Golden Camera 300 at the ICFF Manaki Brothers

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  The French wizard cinematographer Bruno Delbonnel at the 32nd Manaki Brothers Festival in Skopje The International Cinematographers' Film Festival Manaki Brothers is proud to announce that the winner of the Special Award Golden Camera 300 for Outstanding Contribution to the World Film Art is Bruno DELBONNEL (A.F.C - Association française des directeurs de la photographie cinématographique, A.S.C. - American Society of Cinematographers) who comes to Macedonia directly from the...

Zurich got talent...

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ZURICH FILM FESTIVAL COMES OF AGE; ATTRACTING MAJOR STAR POWERJeremy Irons, Emma Stone, Viola Davis, Tate Taylor, Maximilian Schell join Sean Penn, Roman Polanski, Paul Haggis, Alejandro González Iñárritu, Jeremy Thomas Among Others in ZurichThe 7th edition of the Zurich Film Festival (ZFF) promises to be the biggest yet, with a lineup of hot new films and more star power than ever. 96 films from around the world, including 10 World Premieres, will be showcased from September 22nd to October ...

Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week New York Spring 2012 Collections Coverage

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By Maria Esteves – September 17, 2011 Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week New York Spring 2012 (MBFWNYS2012) Collections commenced September 8-15, 2011 at three tents in Lincoln Center and at offsite venues throughout New York. Presented by IMG Fashion; sponsored by DHL, American Express, Maybelline New York, and TRESemme; Spring 2012 designer’s color choices were socialite blue, green, orange, pink, purple and yellow. This season’s show introduced the Mercedes-Benz Credit Card Service from Am...

New Partnership - ISFO, International Student Film Organization

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The International Student Film Organization (ISFO) is a FREE online film network which aims to connect young film makers from all over the world to each other and the industry. Its targets are to increase the overall visibility and quality of student films and to support the next generation of international talent. Registered in London, the ISFO is based at www.futureinfilm.com. The website serves as a gateway for students to access benefits such as a newsletter, their own customized profile ad...

movie review CONTAGION

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CONTAGION Starring: Matt Damon, Kate Winslet,  Marion Cotillard, Jude Law, Laurence Fishburne, Gwyneth Paltrow,Elliot Gould,Jennifer Ehle Director:  Steven Soderbergh ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Could the virus in  Steven Soderbergh's new, star-studded film, Contagion be a metaphor for Original Sin? Ok, there's no slithering serpent as in the Garden of Eden but a bat (Eve?) eats of a rotten fr...

Mary Tyler Moore will receive the Screen Actors Guild Life Achievement

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Renowned actress, producer and humanitarian Mary Tyler Moore will receive Screen Actors Guild (SAG)’s most prestigious accolade – the Screen Actors Guild Life Achievement Award. Moore created a new paradigm for female leads in television, won top honors for her courageous performances in film, television and on stage, produced some of the most lauded television programs of all time, and for thirty years, has served as a tireless advocate giving hope to all those afflicted with Type 1...

Eegar will open AFI Fest

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The American Film Institute (AFI) announced today that J. EDGAR, directed by AFI Life Achievement Award recipient and Academy Award-winning director Clint Eastwood, will have its world premiere as the Opening Night Gala of AFI FEST 2011 presented by Audi. The film stars Academy Award nominee Leonardo DiCaprio in the title role, along with Academy Award nominee Naomi Watts, Armie Hammer and Oscar winner Judi Dench. It is produced by Academy Award winners Eastwood and Brian Grazer, and Oscar nom...

Call for Entries for the Ron Kovic Peace Award

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Submit your short, peace-themed film for the Ron Kovic Peace Award, which will be presented at the 2011 MY HERO International Short Film Festival.  The Peace Award, which includes a $1,000 cash prize, will go to the short film that best deals with the issue of peace. Ron Kovic has been an accomplished author, painter, and peace activist for more than 40 years.  A former Marine sergeant, Kovic volunteered for two tours of duty in the Vietnam War, during which he suffered inj...

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...

History of the Palm Beach Film Festival

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                The Palm Beach International Film Festival is committed to supporting emerging filmmakers of today and tomorrow. We strive to recognize new and original voices throughout the world and channel the excitement of film into our local schools. For the past 17 years, the festival has showcased thousands of award-winning films, hosted filmmakers, actors, industry professionals and press from arou...

The Master Spinotti is this year’s winner of Manaki Brothers main Award

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The winner of the Lifetime Achievement Award – the most prestigious festival Award was announced at today’s press conference on the occasion of the 32nd edition of the International Cinematographers’ Film Festival Manaki Brothers. D. Spinotti, A.S.C. (American Society of Cinematographers) is this year’s winner of the Golden Camera 300 at the oldest festival in the world dedicated to the directors of photography and cinematographers. Apart from the joint projects with M. Mann and B. Ratne...

Alejandro González Iñárritu will be feted with a Career Achievement Award at the 7th Zurich Film Festival

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  It was announced today that Academy Award® nominated director Alejandro González Iñárritu (“Amores Perros” “21 Grams” “Babel” “Biutiful”) will be feted with a Career Achievement Award at the 7th Zurich Film Festival (ZFF), taking place September 22 – October 2. The announcement was made by ZFF Directors Karl Spoerri and Nadja Schildknecht. Iñárritu will be on hand to receive ZFF’s coveted Golden Eye Award for his career achievements as a director, writer...

The Telluride Film Festival final line up

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Telluride Film Festival (September 2-5, 2011), presented by the National Film Preserve, announces its program for the 38th Telluride Film Festival. Featuring diverse programming from around the globe, TFF once again sets the stage for some of the year’s most highly anticipated films.   TFF opens its 38th year with over twenty-five new feature films plus special artist tributes, Guest Director programs selected by Caetano Veloso, Backlot programs, classics and restorations, shorts, studen...

Laurence Fishburne To Serve as International Jury President at next Zurich festival

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The Zurich Film Festival (ZFF) announced today the members of the two juries that will preside over the international competition categories at the 7th edition of the Festival, which takes place September 22 – October 2, 2011. Academy Award® nominee Laurence Fishburne (“The Matrix” trilogy, “Mystic River,” “What’s Love Got to Do With It”) will serve as Jury President for the ZFF’s international section. The Festival will also be honoring Fishburne with a special achieve...

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...

Helpful doc resource at DocumentaryGuide.com

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If you are searching for a specific documentary, documentary filmmaker, documentary film school or documentary film festival, then use the most carefully curated and indexed documentary film guide now available online: DocumentaryGuide.com. DocumentaryGuide.com was created for all documentary film lovers, from the novice student to experienced directors, producers and writers. The creators of DocumentaryGuide.com have carefully organized their collection of documentary films to make searc...

The Wavecrest Award Nominations are posted

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Here they are. These are the films and performers who have demonstrated an edge over this years competition and we have nominated for Wavecrest Awards. First of all, we must salute this years Triple Threat Film Maker.  We take great pride in watching every film submitted for excellence in several aspects of film making that include acting, writing and directing and sometimes everything else that goes into making a film.  While several films met the qualifications for th...

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