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Bruno Chatelin handed out the Award for Best Film from the festival circuit to Michel Hazanavicius

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  The International Film Festival Summit Europe IFFS and filmfestivals.com  - fest21.com,  close observers of the festival circuit, have honored Michel Hazanavicius, director of The Artist with the “Festival Film of the Year Award”  which recognizes the outstanding artistic dimensions of the whole project and the extraordinary successful fare on the circuit from Cannes (best actor) to 5 Oscars (6 Cesar, 3 Golden Globes, 7 BAFTAS)...  The award was handed by Bruno Ch...

Two new arab films reviewed, "LUST", (Egypt) and "DEATH FOR SALE" (Morocco)

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by Alex Deleon LUST (Al Shooq) is an Egyptian film set in Egypt's second city, Alexandria, on the Mediterranean. However the part of the city we see is no tourist dream -- but a poverty stricken warren of side streets where the central figure, Umm Shooq, a charismatic possessed lady, and her two mod daughters live. When her youngest son falls seriously ill with a kidney condition and needs dialysis treatment --very expensive -- she is forced to beg on the streets to raise the money. When she...

EFA Honours Bernardo Bertolucci

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In recognition of a unique and dedicated contribution to the world of film the European Film Academy takes great pride in presenting Bernardo Bertolucci with the Lifetime Achievement Award. BERNARDO BERTOLUCCI began his career as an assistant director to Pier Paolo Pasolini on ACCATTONE and directed his first feature film at the age of 21. His second film, BEFORE THE REVOLUTION (1964), was released to great acclaim and he has never since then stopped to shape the way we look at cinema. His...

AFI announces Bernardo Bertolucci as Guest Artistic Director

The American Film Institute (AFI) announced today that internationally acclaimed filmmaker and Academy Award®-winning director and screenwriter Bernardo Bertolucci will serve as its Guest Artistic Director at AFI FEST 2012 presented by Audi. Last year’s Guest Artistic Director was Pedro Almodóvar, and David Lynch, an alumnus of the AFI Conservatory, held the role in 2010. As Guest Artistic Director, Bertolucci has selected four feature films for his special sidebar program at...

Gold Coast International Film Festival line up announced

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The Second Annual Gold Coast International Film Festival presented by the Great Neck Arts Center, with the Town of North Hempstead as Founding Sponsor, will present seven days and nights of bold, dynamic films, programs, panels, tributes, conversations, awards and festivities on Long Island’s North Shore.  GCIFF gets underway Monday, October 22 with two pre-festival events followed by its Opening Night Gala on Wednesday, and then runs at the Clearview Cinemas in the communities of Man...

'A Trip' ('Izlet', 2011) will contend for Oscars 2013.

The Slovenian film ‘A Trip’ (‘Izlet’, 2011) by writer/director Nejc Gazvoda will represent Slovenia at the 2013 Oscars. Out of all international films contending for the ‘Foreign Film’ category, only one will win for 'Best Foreign Film'. The 85th Academy Awards will take place Feb. 24, 2013. 'A Trip' has received nominations and awards at international film festivals the world over. It won ‘Best Screenplay’ by Nejc Gazvoda, ‘Best Acting&r...

Marion Cotillard to Receive the "Hollywood Actress Award" at the Hollywood Film Awards Gala Ceremony

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The 16th Annual Hollywood Film Awards, presented by the Los Angeles Times, announce that Academy Award winning actress Marion Cotillard will receive the  "Hollywood Actress Award" for her distinguished performance in Jacques Audiard's "Rust and Bone," a Sony Pictures Classics release, at the Hollywood Film Awards Gala ceremony on October 22. "We are honored that Ms. Cotillard will be the recipient of this year's 'Hollywood Actress  Award.' It is a privileg...

16th Annual Hollywood Film Awards announcing recipients

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Judd Apatow 16th Annual Hollywood Film Awards, presented by the Los Angeles Times, is pleased to announce that writer/director/producer Judd Apatow will be given the “Hollywood Comedy Award”; actor John Hawkes will receive the "Hollywood Breakout Performance Award"; actress Quvenzhane Wallis will receive the "New Hollywood Award"; cinematographer Wally Pfister, A.S.C. will receive the “Hollywood Cinematographer Award”; ...

Bruno Chatelin handed out the Award for Best Film from the festival circuit to Michel Hazanavicius

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@ The International Film Festival Summit Europe IFFS and filmfestivals.com  - fest21.com,  close observers of the festival circuit, have honored Michel Hazanavicius, director of The Artist with the “Festival Film of the Year Award”  which recognizes the outstanding artistic dimensions of the whole project and the extraordinary successful fare on the circuit from Cannes (best actor) to 5 Oscars (6 Cesar, 3 Golden Globes, 7 BAFTAS)...  The award was handed by B...

Eight Italian films to hit Hong Kong theatre this September

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        Set to spark a fervent interest in contemporary Italian cinema among Hong Kong moviegoers, “Cine Italiano! – Italian Film Week in Hong Kong”, a one-week showcase of eight finely selected Italian films, will run from 21 to 26 September 2012 at The Grand Cinema. Curated by the Hong Kong International Film Festival Society (HKIFFS) and Zetema Progetto Cultura, and presented by City of Rome, Rai Cinema, CineCittà Luce, the Consulate Gene...

The jury of Montreal World in action

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Australian actress Greta Scacchi will preside over an international jury of film personalities from around the world. Her fellow jurists:  Véra Belmont, one of France's top producers, began her career as an actress but quickly sensed that her talent lay not in front of the camera but behind it. In 1966 she produced Paul Vecchiali's The Devil's Tricks and over four decades...

Uranium Film Festival - Yellow Oscar Awards to Rainer Ludwigs, Bill Keisling & Marko Kattilakoski

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The 2012 Uranium Film Festival’s Yellow Oscars go to Germany, Sweden, USA and Ukraine Saturday, July the 14th ended the 2nd International Uranium Film Festival in the Cinemateca Rio de Janeiro’s Modern Art Museum MAM. Three films from USA, Sweden and Germany were honoured with the Festival’s Yellow Oscar Awards. Bill Keislings "Not for Public Release: a Nuclear Incident in Lock Haven", USA, received the Best Feature Award and Swedish Filmmaker Marko Kattil...

Encounters Call for Submission - NEW DEADLINE 8 JUNE

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ENCOUNTERS SHORT FILM AND ANIMATION FESTIVAL (18 – 23 SEPTEMBER) CALL FOR ENTRIES 2012 - NEW DEADLINE 8 JUNE The Encounters team couldn't help getting a little distracted by the Jubilee bank holiday celebrations which took place in the UK during the last few days. As we wouldn't want anyone to miss out, we've decided to give a few extra days for you to submit your films to us. You can now submit until 5pm on Friday 8 June.   Why Submit? Encounters is one of the bes...

Call for Submissions 2012 - NEW DEADLINE 8 JUNE

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ENCOUNTERS SHORT FILM AND ANIMATION FESTIVAL (18 – 23 SEPTEMBER) CALL FOR ENTRIES 2012 - NEW DEADLINE 8 JUNE The Encounters team couldn't help getting a little distracted by the Jubilee bank holiday celebrations which took place in the UK during the last few days. As we wouldn't want anyone to miss out, we've decided to give a few extra days for you to submit your films to us. You can now submit until 5pm on Friday 8 June.   Why Submit? Encounters is one of the bes...

John Ford Film Symposium in Dublin, June 7 - 10

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Both Ingmar Bergman and Orson Welles called him their favorite director. On set, John Wayne called him “Coach”. Jimmy Stewart referred to him simply as “Boss”. In a career that spanned over 60 years, few directors have rivaled John Ford in terms of creative output, popular success, critical acclaim or overall influence on the craft of cinema. And from June 7th to 10th, Ford fans and scholars will converge on Dublin for the inaugural John Ford Ireland Film Symposium, organized by the Iris...

Ambiance from the Festival Summit Europe, Award, panels, pictures, sketches and video

                                Bruno Chatelin, Jérôme Paillard, Lionel Chouchan, Laurie Kirby    

Awards to Michel Hazanavicius - The Artist during The Festival Summit in Paris 2012

The International Film Festival Summit Europe -IFFS and filmfestivals.com  - fest21.com,  close observers of the festival circuit, have honored Michel Hazanavicius, director of The Artist with the “Festival Film of the Year Award”  which recognizes the outstanding artistic dimensions of the whole project and the extraordinary successful fare on the circuit from Cannes (best actor) to 5 Oscars (6 Cesar, 3 G ...

Michel Hazanavicius will be awarded with the "Festival Film of the year Award" at IFFS Fest Summit in Paris april 3

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The International Film Festival Summit Europe -IFFS and filmfestivals.com  - fest21.com,  close observers of the festival circuit announced today that they will honor Michel Hazanavicius the  director of The Artist with the "Festival Film of the year Award"  which recognizes the outstanding artistic dimensions of the whole project and the extraordinary successful fare on the circuit from Cannes (best actor) to 5 Oscars (6 Cesar, 3 Golden Globes, 7 BAFTAS)... 2011 saw...

Expanding French Film Markets

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For France, much more so than any other country, film making is an established art form and an integral part of French culture. Public financial support for film making and distribution in foreign territories is a considered an important tool of foreign cultural policies. French cinema represents France. This perception is also reflected at the box office with indigenous films having a much higher share of the domestic box office than other countries and a larger proportion of the French going...

Expanding French Film Markets

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For France, much more so than any other country, film making is an established art form and an integral part of French culture. Public financial support for film making and distribution in foreign territories is a considered an important tool of foreign cultural policies. French cinema represents France. This perception is also reflected at the box office with indigenous films having a much higher share of the domestic box office than other countries and a larger proportion of the French going t...

Dr. Ray and the Devils

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Before I write more about Serbian film premier on the International Film Festival FEST 2012 I would like to present you Dinko Tucaković, Serbian film director, film historian, critic, essayist and the principal of Belgrade’s Kinoteka (Yugoslav Film Archive). This time he made rather interesting film with great care and distinctive humor depicting the old communist state of mind in Yugoslavia in 60s. The film’s called,  Dr. Ray and the Devils (Doktor Rej i đavoli)  film that closed the ...

We’d Like to Thank the Academy—and You—for Our Oscars Party Success

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A recap of our 2012 Oscars Party: http://valleyfilmfest.blogspot.com/2012/03/wed-like-to-thank-academyand-youfor-our.html ...

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...

Can a Film be French and American Indie????

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  There is indeed much to celebrate in France with the multiple Oscar wins by THE ARTIST, which has made film history as the first silent film to win Best Picture in 80 years and the first wins by a French director and actor in their respective categories. The five Oscar wins by THE ARTIST (matched only by Martin Scorsese's exquisite period film HUGO, which dominated the technical prizes), its sweep of the Cesar Awards and all the other awards that the film has won during this seemingly...

Oscar Week New York 2012: Meet the Oscars Exhibit Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

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Maria Esteves – February 23, 2012 Oscar Week New York 2012 Sixth Annual Meet the Oscars, Grand Central exhibit ribbon cutting opening ceremony presented by New York program director Patrick Harrison, Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS) and hosted by Academy Award winning actress Melissa Leo (The Fighter, 2011) was held at Vanderbilt Hall East Side, Grand Central Terminal, New York, Wednesday, February 22, 2012, 10:00 AM. This year’s Meet the Oscar, Grand Central showcase H...

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