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Indian Film Festival of Los Angeles (IFFLA) jury members announced

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  Respected Hollywood and media personalities will serve on the Features, Documentaries and Shorts juries of the 9th Annual Indian Film Festival of Los Angeles (IFFLA), the organization announced today. The festival runs April 12-17 at ArcLight Hollywood in Los Angeles, California.   IFFLA Executive Director Christina Marouda said, "We are very appreciative to have such distinguished members of the film industry join us.  From academics and acting to filmmaking and jou...

Imagine: Amsterdam Fantastic Film Festival ready for 27th

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  Imagine: 27th Amsterdam Fantastic Film Festival 13 to 23 April 2011 - Filmtheater Kriterion   OPENING FILM Hobo with a Shotgun, Rutger Hauer's newest film Wednesday night, April 13, Filmtheater Kriterion   THE NIGHT OF TERROR Chills and cold sweat in the most beautiful cinema in the world. Four super-splatter horror films, including the Scream Queen Contest The night of Sat, April 16, on Sun, April 17, Pathé Tuschinski 1, doors open at midnig...

Istanbul Film Festival opens tomorrow celebrates 30 year anniversary

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BANGKOK ~ The 30th Istanbul Film Festival will take place during April 2-17. With approximately 150, 000 participants last year Istanbul Film Festival is again the biggest cinema event of Turkey and once again offers rich content. Some 230 films in 21 sections will be shown in the festival. A  wide-ranging programme composed of special retrospectives exclusive to the 30th year includes new films premiered in January at Sundance and in February at Berlin, Golden Tulip International and Na...

Havana Film Festival New York (HFFNY) opens April 7-15

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The 12th annual Havana Film Festival New York (HFFNY) opens April 7-15 with a program of award-winning films, panel discussions, and Q&A sessions with distinguished international directors, actors, and producers. HFFNY's Cuban films are part of ¡Sí Cuba! Festival, a city-wide celebration of Cuban arts and culture. 14 New York institutions convene to celebrate the rich artistic vitality of Cuba by showcasing the diversity of Cuban culture from the traditional to the modern. ...

La Semaine de la Critique all over the world for its 50th edition

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        In May, La Semaine de la Critique will celebrate its 50th edition. Since in 1962, La Semaine de la Critiq...

Wed Yú

Director: Natalie Adorno.
The word Paez WEDX YÚ means "water fish" and it was the name of the territory of the ancestors of the current shelter in San Andrés de Pisimbalá where is the Archaeological Park of Tierradentro, in the department of Cauca, Colombia. The current descendants of the NASA people are rediscovering their identity and regaining its cultural tradition organizing a meeting of three days. It is a testimony for the recovery of memory and tradition. The meeting is organized by a party host chosen by the community, it is organized around a ritual of harmonization and thanks to Mother Earth. Traditional doctors prepared the remedy of harmonization for the whole community that comes with pleasure. Harmonization for life, peace and coexistence. This is life, not disunity. It is the tradition and anybody could not live without it because a people who do not look to its past is a people that has no clear future. Thus, in this environment that looks to its ancestors, through music, traditional food thanks to the Minga (ancient tradition of community for purposes of social utility.) and the exchange of products and the recovery of a rock, this cultural encounter is made to "recover what eighty years ago was lost.”

IFFF panels announced

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PanelsWelcome to the IFFF. Providing professional panels and networking opportunities for aspiring filmmakers to meet with established leaders in the industry is central to IFFF's mission. The 2011 festival will re-present some of last year's more popular panels and add some new and exciting panels in specialized areas of film interest and distribution. Check back periodically for "Panels" schedule additions, changes and/or updates. Seating is limited and many of these ...

African Film Festival of Tarifa Offers Movies Online

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    ● FCAT's 8th edition on 11th-19th June ● 3rd African-Spanish film Co-production forum's submission closed ● Submissions of films for official competition close February 25th ● Submissions of for 4th PhotoAfrica close March 1st   The African Film Festival of Tarifa (www.fcat.es), has entered into a partnership with AfricanFilms.tv, a video-on-demand internet platform with headquarter in Dakar, Senegal, aiming to help the platform build up its catal...

Restored Metropolis, Fritz Lang’s screening at Macy's with organ impro

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The Philadelphia Film Society, in partnership with Friends of the Wanamaker Organ and hosted by Macy’s Center City, announces a benefit screening of the newly restored Metropolis, Fritz Lang’s 1927 silent sci-fi masterpiece. Grand Court Organist Peter Richard Conte will improvise an accompaniment using the full resources of the Wanamaker Organ while incorporating many of the 'signature tunes' from the original Gottfried Huppertz score. Taking place in Macy’s magnificent Grand Court, on Sa...

Piotr: A Mistranslation

Director: Martín Seeger.
Piotr Herroll’s family had to leave Nacrovia and now lives in exile in Santiago de Chile. Young Piotr is sent to find work. A friend points him out that the Chilean State supports artists; so, he comes up with a play about the story of his unknown country. This carries several problems: he must have Chilean actors, who are less concerned about the meaning of his work. Also, his citizenship credentials are not very reliable. And the language barrier will result in a series of mix ups that will end altering the play. The film is spoken in a made up language, Nacrovese. The continuing use of subtitles is incorporated into the plot games, making Piotr Herroll a unpredictable hero and turning the film into a sharp comedy about the essence of the Chilean self.

Imagine: 27th Amsterdam Fantastic Film Festival

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Imagine: 27th Amsterdam Fantastic Film Festival 13 – 23 April 2011 – Filmtheater Kriterion Approx. 45 long and 25 short films, The Night of Terror, symposium, master class and Q&A’s.Theme programmes: Cine Latino Fantástico and Power to the People. Imagine, taking place from the 13th until the 23rd of April for its 27th edition this year, is the ultimate sanctuary for films within the fantasy, horror, science fiction and animation categories. And although these genre descriptions may seem ...

Vote online for the POLYGLOT video contest

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Online voting starts today to decide the winners of the POLYGLOT video contestDo you speak video? Visit www.polyglot-turku.eu to discover the entries!NISI MASA received 87 valid submissions from 28 different European countries: Video Portraits (documentary) on My multilingualism and Video Poems (fiction) on The language I dream in.Voting is open until February 14th on the POLYGLOT website.18 winners will be selected in total – 9 by the public and 9 by a special jury. Already confirmed for the ...

Imagine: Amsterdam Fantastic Film festival 2011

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  In 2011 the Imagine: Amsterdam Fantastic Film Festival will be held from 13th April untill 23th of April in Kriterion an Amsterdam cinema located in the Roetersstraat 170!    There will be two special theme's which will be basis for masterclasses, Q&A's and much more. These will be this year Cine Latino Fantastico about fantastic movies from South America and power to the people a theme on cinema as an art form in which the viewers gets agency by being part of ...

CineMart 2011 presents 33 film projects

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CineMart, the International Film Festival Rotterdam’s co-production market has selected 33 film projects (from 434 entries) which will be presented to approximately 850 possible co-financiers. These include projects from renowned filmmakers such as Jan Švankmajer, Carlos Reygadas, Alex van Warmerdam, Andrei Zvyagintsev and Sergei Loznitza. Furthermore, the selection consists of feature film debuts, films by competition filmmakers from preceding IFFR editions, films that received Hubert Bals F...

The 68th Annual Golden Globe Awards

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NOMINATIONS BY THE HOLLYWOOD FOREIGN PRESS ASSOCIATION 2011 GOLDEN GLOBE AWARDS FOR THE YEAR ENDED DECEMBER 31, 2010   NOMINATIONS    1. BEST MOTION PICTURE - DRAMA  a. BLACK SWAN  Protozoa Pictures & Cross Creek Pictures & Phoenix; Fox Searchlight Pictures  b. THE FIGHTER  Paramount Pictures and Relativity Media; Paramount Pictures and Relativity Media  c. INCEPTION  Warner Bros. Pictures UK LTD.; Warner Bros. Pictures  d. THE KING'S SPEEC...

Where The Streets Have No Name

Director: Vijaykumar Mirchandani.
An emotional journey of one man who has been working tirelessly for the last 20 years trying to help alleviate homelessness in Cairns. A hair raising experience as we get into the lives of these street kids, hear their stories and unfold the bitter reality that lies beneath this beautiful paradise island. It is a dark, intimate and unforgettable journey revealing the truth backed with real life incidents, diverse stories and first hand interaction with key people who helped make this mission impossible successful. Where the streets have no name today tells a different story!

The 4 +1 Festival has drawn 7500 in the five cities/countries

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More than 7,500 spectators attended the screenings of the first edition of the 4 +1 Festival in the five cities where it simultaneously took place: Bogotá (Cinemateca Distrital de Bogotá and Sala Chile –Cine Colombia), Buenos Aires (MALBA-Fundación Costantini), México City (Cineteca Nacional de México), Madrid (Cine Palafox) and São Paulo (Cinemateca Brasileira). The veteran filmmaker Agnès Varda, winner of the 4 +1 Audience Award for Best Film with Les Plages d'Agnès (France, 2008), s...

PLURAL+ 2010 winners were announced

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PLURAL+ 2010 winners were announced during the Awards Ceremony at the Paley Center for Media On Friday November 12, a crowd of nearly 200 gathered at the Paley Center for Media in New York City to honor the winners of the 2010 PLURAL+ Youth Video Festival. A joint program of the United Nations Alliance of Civilizations and the International Organization for Migration, PLURAL+ provides a platform for young people globally, ages nine to 25, to share their personal experiences, views, questions an...

Ronda International Festival, new addition in Spain

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Ronda International Festival, Political Cinema for the Twenty-First Century, was conceived in order to give a twist to cinema and politics, and to be an event aimed primarily at a young public, who are more adept at handling the new forms, codes and references used to decribe the real changes in the language and obligations of the citizens of this century.In this new festival our first major task is to encourage a lively three-way dialogue between the filmmakers, who will attend with their films...

PLURAL+ 2010 Awards

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Young filmmakers from India and Austria come to NYC to accept award from United Nations-sponsored youth video festival on migration and social inclusion Every day the news is filled with coverage of hot button issues like migration and cultural polarization. Youth around the globe have taken notice and are speaking out about these issues. They picked up video cameras and trained their lenses on the challenges of diversity and integration in their communities and presented a vision of a world fr...

NEWSLETTER N° 483: November 4, 2010

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 .............                                                                                                                                                          WELCOME TO OUR NEWSLETTER N° 483: November 4, 2010 Follow this LINK if you cannot read the newsletter properly Contact the Editor, Advertise on the sites.  Our newsletter reaches 82 000 film profession...

Sevilla Festival de Cine Europeo

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Sevilla Festival de Cine Europeo (5.-13. November 10)Official SectionTHE POLL DIARIES by Chris Kraus(DE/AT/EE), Kordes&Kordes Film TENDER SON – THE FRANKENSTEIN PROJECT by Kornel Mundruzcó (HU/DE/AT), Essential FilmproduktionTHE WOMAN WITH A BROKEN NOSE by Srdjan Koljevic (DE/RS), Neue MediopolisFirst Films FirstSHAHADA by Burhan Qurbani, bittersüss pictures EurodocJANE’S JOURNEY by Lorenz Knauer, NEOS FilmEFA Selection3 SEASONS IN HELL by Tomas Masin (CZ/DE/SK), Babelsberg Film MAMMA GOG...

Vladivostok Pacific Meridian Award Winners

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Festival Grand Prix for the Best Feature   THE TAQWACORES Director:  Eyad Zahra Eyad Zahra graduated Magna Cum Lade in 2004 from the Florida State University School of Motion Picture, Television, & the Record- ing Arts. Since 2005, Mr.Zahra has produced various short films and television segments. Working briefly in Dubai, U.A.E., Mr. Zahra produced TV promotion segments for the largest television network in the Middle ...

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