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SFFS Presents Film Arts Forum: The Sound of Cinema, Sept 27

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Panel Discussion Focusing on the Crucial and Impactful Arts of Film Sound Design, Editing and Mixing with Academy Award-Winning Sound Artists   San Francisco, CA -- The San Francisco Film Society will present SFFS Film Arts Forum: The Sound of Cinema, a panel discussion focusing on the arts of sound design, editing and mixing, 7:30 pm, Tuesday, September 27 at San Francisco Film Society | New People Cinema, 1746 Post Street (Webster/Buchanan).       In film, sound carries meaning. I...

Sean Penn will receive the Golden Icon Award at the Zurich Film Festival

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The Zurich Film Festival (ZFF) announced today that multiple Academy Award® winning actor and humanitarian Sean Penn will receive the coveted Golden Icon Award at this year’s Festival, taking place September 22nd – October 2nd. The announcement was made by ZFF Directors Karl Spoerri and Nadja Schildknecht. Serving as the Festival’s most prestigious symbol of recognition, awarded in appreciation of the lifetime achievements of an actor or actress, the Golden Icon Award will be...

Rise of The Planet Of The Apes to open in record number of single screens in India

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Come August 5th, Fox Star Studios’ Rise of The Planet Of The Apes will open in  450 single screens, trumping Hollywood films like Harry Potter and X-Men: First Class, which  opened in 250 single screens. No other Hollywood film has seen such a massive opening, especially in the dubbed languages (Hindi, Tamil and Telegu), as the film makers feel  audiences across  India will connect with the film's universal appeal. Starring the dashing Oscar nominated actor of 127 Hours fame James Fran...

The Garden wins A&E Short Filmmakers Award in the NSI Online Short Film Festival

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Mohawk language film Tsi Tkahehtayen (The Garden) wins A&E Short Filmmakers Award in the NSI Online Short Film Festival Winnipeg, MB – Mohawk language film Tsi Tkahehtayen (The Garden) is the latest winner of the $2,500 A&E Short Filmmakers Award in the NSI Online Short Film Festival. In Tsi Tkahehtayen three women, who desire things of the most primal nature, go to a mystical gardener for help but don't quite get what they bargained for. Tsi Tkahehtayen was written and d...

Murray Lerner at the Academy’s Monday Nights with Oscar NYC

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By Maria Esteves - July 19, 2011   The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (A.M.P.A.S.) “Monday Nights with Oscar” 1967 Academy Award nominated documentary FESTIVAL (1967), produced/directed by Murray Lerner commenced at The Academy Theater (Lighthouse International), New York, Monday, July 18, 7:00 pm. A special onstage discussion with Academy Award winning documentarian Murray Lerner and legendary singer-songwriter Peter Yarrow of Peter, Paul and Mary moderated by AMPAS...

AMPAS Monday Nights with Oscar NYC Screening of Festival (1967) Photo Coverage

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By Maria Esteves - July 19, 2011 The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (A.M.P.A.S.) “Monday Nights with Oscar” 1967 Academy Award nominated for best documentary FESTIVAL (1967), produced/directed by Murray Lerner commenced at The Academy Theater (Lighthouse International), New York, Monday, July 18, 7:00 pm. A special onstage discussion with Academy Award winning documentarian Murray Lerner and legendary singer-songwriter Peter Yarrow of Peter, Paul and Mary moderated by ...

Indian Cinema takes the spotlight at DIFF

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The remarkably diverse cinema of India is celebrated at the 32nd Durban International Film Festival this year, with a focus on both the classic and the daringly contemporary, with music and art also finding a prominent place. Six films from the great Indian master Satyajit Ray will be presented, alongside fine works by talented new Indian filmmakers, an exhibition dedicated to Bollywood by artist Ranjit Dahiya, and a performance by Indian slide-guitar maestro Debasish Bhattacharya. Taking plac...

Opening Gala (Black tie) will be take place at the Red carpet at the Hudson Theatre, NY

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The Opening Gala (Black Tie) will be held on the Red Carpet at  The HUDSON THEATRE   145 W 44th Street, between 6th & Broadway             Thursday August 18  Reception: 6:00 - 8:00 pm  Open bar and hors d'oeuvres for 2 hours -  Premiere screening : 8:00 - 9:45 pm + Q&A : 10:00p...

Opening Gala (Black tie) will be take place at the Red carpet at the Hudson Theatre, NY

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The Opening Gala (Black Tie) will be held on the Red Carpet at  The HUDSON THEATRE   145 W 44th Street, between 6th & Broadway             Thursday August 18  Reception: 6:00 - 8:00 pm  Open bar and hors d'oeuvres for 2 hours -  Premiere screening : 8:00 - 9:45 pm + Q&A : 10:00p...

Ninth annual Tallgrass Film Festival to honor Elliott Gould

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  The Tallgrass Film Association (TFA) announced that Academy Award nominated actor Elliott Gould will receive the Ad Astra Lifetime Achievement Award at the Ninth Annual Tallgrass Film Festival, to be held in and around downtown Wichita this October 20-23.   Gould began acting in Hollywood films during the 1960s and during the next decade went on to star in some of his most notable film roles, including Ted Henderson in BOB & CAROL & TED & ALICE (1969) which e...

The Clearwater Film & Music Festival Announces Early Selections

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The results are in! Some of them anyway. With over 150 films to watch our screeners are still hard at work finding those absolutely dazzling gems that we know you will love.  The complete list of all films selected will be available on August 1, but we just can’t contain our excitement any more and had to let you in on what’s in store for this year. Florida State University film student Torch Eberhart comes through again, making this his second year in a row to h...

AWARDS & NOMINATIONS 2011

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Silver Princess Statuette (replica of the original "The Palace" statue of Ilijana, daughter of the Romanian Queen Mary of Edingburg) The voices of this year's directors show more clearly than ever that people from all nations are bonded by the same love, loss and laughter. Whether from Africa, Asia, America, Europe, Australia, New Zealand or the Middle East we are one in our needs and emotions. Perhaps in the 21st century the hand written note has been replaced by th...

2011 In The Palace Festival Draws Talent from 5 Continents

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Français Spanish By Alexander Acosta Osorio The ninth edition of In The Palace International Short Film Festival, held from June 18-25 in Balchik, Bulgaria, brought together more than 150 filmmakers from five continents. Cinematographers from South and North America, Europe, Asia, and North Africa presented work in four categories: fiction, animation, experimental, and documentary. Their films were judged by a panel of notable filmmakers, journalists, and industry...

Palm Springs Shortfest awards 2011

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Bahiya & Mahmoud Receives Best of Festival Award; UMOJA: No Men Allowed Receives Panavision Grand Jury Award; Tsuyako Receives Future Filmmaker AwardThe 2011 Palm Springs International ShortFest, the largest short film festival and market in North America, announced its Festival award winners on Sunday, June 26, 2011. 331 short films screened throughout the Festival along with more than 3,000 filmmaker submissions available in the film market. A total of $128,800 in prizes, including $14,000 i...

LAST FEW DAYS TO SUBMIT TO ENCOUNTERS

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ENCOUNTERSBRISTOL INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL(16 – 20 NOVEMBER)DEADLINE 30 JUNEPowered by Vast BlueThere are onlya few days left to submit your short film or animation to the 17th EncountersBristol International Film Festival (16-20 November).Submit by 30thJune for a chance to win over 10,000UKP worth of prizes, or a prestigious shortfilm award nomination (Academy Awards®, European Film Awards, BAFTAs, CartoonD'Or). The festivalis offering heavy reductions for multiple submissions, please con...

The New Zealand Film Festival

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The New Zealand Film Festival – Friday 1 to Sunday 3 Julybarbican.org.uk/film Box Office: 0845 120 7527This year, as part of the City of London Festival (1), Barbican Film presents from 1 to 3 July, the New Zealand Film Festival, a showcase of the latest films from New Zealand, along with the best recent releases and shorts. On Friday 1 July, Academy Award-nominated director Taika Waititi opens the festival with his latest crowd-pleaser Boy, which has broken box office records at home. Waititi...

VISIONFEST 11 announces Independent Vision Award nominees

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CASSEROLE CLUB and THE ABSENCE lead the pack with 9 nominations apiece!VISIONFEST 11: The Other Festival (VF11), June 22-26, 2011, at Tribeca Cinemas (corner of Varick and Laight streets), announced its Independent Vision Award nominees, just moments after its opening night program wrapped up its post-screening Q&A to a capacity crowd in the Tribeca Lounge. The nominations, which have always been used by the festival’s jury to determine who would take home the VF statuettes, were made public f...

Winners of the Caribbean spotlight

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CARIBBEAN SPOTLIGHT SERIES AWARD CEREMONY AND PARTY MONDAY, JUNE 12th Children of God, winner of the Caribbean spotlight (Location: Gold Coast) Winners of the Aruba International Film Festival’s Caribbean Spotlight Series (CSS) Competition were announced on Tuesday night at a special Festival event held at Gold Coast Aruba. Encouraged by tremendous local support last year, AIFF expanded its popular "Spotlight" series this year, which was created to showcases movies ...

Aruba got talent

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Golden Globe Award-winning actress Kim Cattrall (“Sex and the City” franchise, “Big Trouble in Little China” , “Meet Monica Velour”) , Oscar-winning director Jonathan Demme (“The Silence of the Lambs,” “The Manchurian Candidate”), BAFTA Film Award-winning Hollywood costume designer Michael Kaplan (”Blade Runner,” “Burlesque,” “Fight Club”) and Academy Award®-nominated director Milcho Manchevski (“Before the Rain,” “Mothers”) will be attending the 2nd An...

What’s Happening @ ScreenSingapore Today

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In Conversation With Shekhar Kapur: Directing In The East & West Time: 9am to 10am Venue: Capella Ballroom, Sentosa Moderator: Patrick Frater Academy award winning director Shekhar Kapur is one of the globe’s most critically acclaimed film directors.   This In Conversation session will discuss Kapur’s film-making journey. His travels have taken him from oil industry executive, to film-director, Oscar-winner, founder of an animation studio and on to talent show judg...

Aruba - AIFF Makes Artistic Statement connecting film and art

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It is perhaps a sign of a film festival’s “coming of age” when it dares to present films acclaimed in the world of art rather than merely at the box office. Such is the case with the Aruba International Film Festival’s invitation to three world renown directors of sophisticated, powerful art cinema and documentary creations. They all will participate in the AIFF Film Lab series, In Conversation With… Academy Award winning director Jonathan Demme will discuss his latest films at ...

Palm Springs International ShortFest lines up 331

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It’s not always about length... enjoy some quality shorts this summer! The 2011 Palm Springs International ShortFest, Short Film Festival & Film Market announced today its roster of 331 films, selected from more than 3,000 worldwide entries. Now in its 17th year, ShortFest will showcase 64 World Premieres, 58 North American Premieres and 25 U.S. Premieres. The selection of films for screening and competition features star-studded casts and award-winning films from 50 countries around the wo...

Aruba introduces new film lab

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Furthering its mission to encourage, educate and activate young Aruban filmmakers by creating new opportunities for hands-on learning and development, the Aruba International Film Festival (AIFF) is introducing a new Film Lab for the festival’s second edition, which takes place June 10-16, 2011. The announcement was made today by Festival founders Giuseppe Cioccarrelli and Jonathan Vieira and AIFF Artistic Director Claudio Masenza. Sponsored by Regeling KulturA, which provides money for...

Irvine Welsh's Ecstasy

Director: Rob Heydon.
A Transformational Love Story from the love of Ecstasy to the ecstasy of Love. Ecstasy debuted as the No. 1 Bestselling book all over the world, and was translated into twenty languages. The feature-length film Ecstasy is an adaptation of a short story (entitled The Undefeated) taken from this narrative collection.

ENCOUNTERS BRISTOL INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (16 – 20 NOVEMBER) 4 WEEKS LEFT TO SUBMIT

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ENCOUNTERS BRISTOL INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (16 – 20 NOVEMBER) 4 WEEKS LEFT TO SUBMIT (DEADLINE 30 JUNE) Powered by Vast Blue   There are only 4 weeks left to submit to the 17th Encounters Bristol International Film Festival (16 – 20 November).   Encounters is now the leading UK gateway to the world’s most prestigious short film and animation awards, including the BAFTAs, Cartoon D’Or, European Film Awards, and Oscars®. Submit your short film ...

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