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Our Oscars Party and First Submissions Deadline

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Some announcements for February:  http://valleyfilmfest.blogspot.com/2012/02/our-oscars-party-and-first-submissions.html ...

Santa Barbara Int'l Film Fest 27: Writers Panel

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                                My experience of the Santa Barbara International FIlm Festival began Saturday morning at the Lobero Theatre with JC Chandor (Margin Call), Tate Taylor (The Help), Jim Rash (Descendents) Will Reiser (50/50), and Mike Mills (Beginners). The artists spoke passionately & candidly about their writin...

The 84th Academy Awards Nominations - Full List

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By Maria Esteves – January 29, 2012 The 84th Academy Awards Nominations were announced by Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS) President Tom Sherak and 2010 Academy Award nominee Jennifer Lawrence (Winter’s Bone) at the Academy’s Samuel Goldwyn Theater, California on Tuesday, January 24, 2012. Eleven Oscar nominations went to Hugo, directed by Martin Scorsese and The Artist, directed by Michel Hazanavicius received ten Oscar nominations including best picture and best dir...

Getting ready for the red carpet

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A gala night like the Goyas,Oscars,Baftas,Cesars, etc... is not only about cinema but also a lot of fashion is involve.  The film stars want to look as good as possible in the red carpet. That is why La Academia has opened in Madrid a showroom where nominees and presenters can go and follow suggestions from Goya Awards stylist, Vicente Ruiz. In this showroom well-known Spanish fashion firms collaborate to get our actresses to shine under the spotlight. "E...

San Francisco Executive Director Bingham Ray passed away while in Sundance

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  The San Francisco Film Society regrets to announce that Executive Director Bingham Ray passed away on January 23 while attending the 2012 Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah. Bingham Ray Photo by Michael Rauner "The board of directors and staff of the Film Society are stunned and deeply saddened by the untimely death of our executive director Bingham Ray. We at the Film Society a...

FILM MEANS BUSINESS - International Co-Production; the upcoming networking and panel event

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Film Means Business is delighted to welcome a fantastic panel line-up, featuring some of the UK's leading Film industry Professionals. They will be discussing International Co-Production from a UK Producer's perspective. What is an official co-production? Which territories have signed official co-production treaties with the UK and what are the benefits to co-producing your film with them? What is the British Film Industry's role? We will hear from 2 of the UK's prominent, experienced Producti...

The 17th Annual Critics' Choice Movie Awards Select "The Artist" as Best Picture and Michel Hazanavicius as Best Director

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    The Broadcast Film Critics Association (BFCA) announced the winners of the 17th annual Critics' Choice Movie Awards earlier this evening. Hosted by comedians Paul Scheer and Rob Huebel, the star-studded ceremony was held at the Hollywood Palladium and aired live on VH1. "The Artist" was named the year's Best Picture and Michael Hazanavicius won Best Director honors for the film. Other...

The 17TH BFCA Annual Critics' Choice Movie Awards

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The 17th Annual Critics' Choice Movie Awards Select "The Artist" as Best Picture and Michel Hazanavicius as Best DirectorThe Broadcast Film Critics Association (BFCA) announced the winners of the 17th annual Critics' Choice Movie Awards earlier this evening. Hosted by comedians Paul Scheer and Rob Huebel, the star-studded ceremony was held at the Hollywood Palladium and aired live on VH1. "The Artist" was named the year's Best Picture and Michael Hazanavicius won Best Director honors for the fil...

The Program for the 35th Göteborg International Film Festival is here!

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  The program for Göteborg International Film Festival, the largest film festival in Scandinavia, has been released. British Michael Winterbottom is awarded this year's Honorary Dragon Award for his outstanding achievements as a director. The film festival will have a sneak start January 26 with the gala film The Descendants by Academy Award winning director Alexander Payne who will also be visiting the festival. The intense eleven days, January 27-Februar...

Clooney will present to Sean Penn the Joel Siegel Award at the 17Th Annual Critics' Choice Movie Awards

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The Broadcast Film Critics Association (BFCA) announced today that renowned actor and humanitarian Sean Penn will be presented with the fifth annual Joel Siegel Award at the 17th annual Critics' Choice Movie Awards. The award will be presented by fellow actor and 13-time Critics' Choice Award nominee George Clooney. The ceremony will air live on VH1 on Thursday, January 12 at 8:00 PM ET/PT. Given annually, this special a...

Berlinale 2012: International Jury presided by Mike Leigh

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With Mike Leigh serving as Jury President, the International Jury will decide who will receive the Golden Bear and Silver Bears as well as the Alfred Bauer Prize of the 2012 Berlinale Competition. The other members of the International Jury will be Anton Corbijn, Asghar Farhadi, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Jake Gyllenhaal, François Ozon, Boualem Sansal and Barbara Sukowa. Mike Leigh (Jury President) Mike Leigh has made a name for himself as one of the most outstanding filmmakers of auteur cinema and...

Oliver Stone was honored with a Lifetime Achievement Award at Savannah Fest

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  Academy Award, Golden Globe and Emmy Award-winning writer/director Oliver Stone ("Platoon," "Wall Street") was honored with a Lifetime Achievement Award at the 14th annual Savannah Film Festival on Thursday, Nov. 3. Hosted by the Savannah College of Art and Design, Stone dedicated his award to native Savannahian and well-known publicist Bobby Zarem, whom he has known for more than 30 years. "The memory of my achievement lies in Savannah, a city Bobby loves s...

Lifetime Achievement Award for Stephen Frears at EFA

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"It's very nice to be complimented by Europe," the British director says Stephen Frears, director of films like DANGEROUS LIAISONS, THE HI-LO COUNTRY and THE QUEEN will receive this year's EUROPEAN FILM ACADEMY LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD for his outstanding and dedicated body of work. I have personnally worked with Stephen (&and enjoyed a lot sharing w...

LA Irish Film Festival 2011

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LOS ANGELES IRISH FILM FESTIVAL 2011  PROGRAM AND TRIBUTE TO FIONNULA FLANAGAN THE STEVE BRENNAN TRIBUTE AWARD TO FIONNULA FLANAGAN Los Angeles Irish Film Festival 2011 Program OPENING NIGHT Thursday, September 29, 2011 at 7pm TRIBUTE TO FIONNULA FLANAGAN PERFORMANCE BY JUDITH MOK SPECIAL SCREENING OF "THE GUARD" Director: John Michael McDonagh Producers: Chris Clark, Flora Fernandez Marengo, Ed Guiney, Andrew Lowe Writer: John Michael McDonagh Cast...

A Corrupt Cop's Inner World

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  This is Woody Harrelson’s moment. The actor, who was nominated for a Best Supporting Actor Oscar for his role as an incendiary army officer in 2009’s THE MESSENGER, reteams with director Israeli-born director Oren Moverman on an even more explosive drama that is tailored to his particular talent for playing characters with a short fuse. World premiering at the Toronto International Film Festival this week, RAMPART, set in a neo-noir Los Angeles in the late 1990s, alludes to the Ramp...

Boston Jewish Film Festival announces 23rd annual Festival line-up

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The theme “Neighbors Near and Far” will be explored at the 23rd annual Boston Jewish Film Festival, which opens Nov. 2 and continues through Nov. 13.   The Boston Jewish Film Festival presents 32 of the most innovative films on Jewish themes from around the world in Greater Boston area theatres. Films are accentuated by panel discussions and with visits by more than a dozen directors, actors and subjects from such countries as Israel, France, Germany and Hungary.   “Our f...

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...

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 ...

4 WEEKS LEFT TO SUBMIT TO ENCOUNTERS INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL 2011

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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 or animation by Thursday 30th June, for an op...

“Ingmar Bergman: Truth and Lies” exhibition at the Ghent Film Festival

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On the initiative of and in collaboration with the Ghent Film Festival, the Province of East Flanders presents “Ingmar Bergman: Truth and Lies”. The exhibition, organized by the Deutsche Kinemathek – Museum für Film und Fernsehen, Berlin, in association with the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, Beverly Hills, California, delves into the career and personal life of the legendary Swedish director. It will run from 4 October 2011 to 15 January 2012 in the Caermerskloos...

A Tribute To Sidney Poitier

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  Sidney Poitier, an iconic screen presence and a game changer for the way that African Americans were perceived in the turbulent years of the 1950s and 1960s, is being honored this evening by the Film Society of Lincoln Center in New York with the 2011 Chaplin Award. Poitier will be praised by an eclectic and star-studded list of celebrities including Dan Ackroyd, Harry Belafonte, Bill Cosby, Ruby Dee, Morgan Freeman, Danny Glover, Norman Jewison, James Earl Jones, Quincy Jones, Ben Ki...

54th San Francisco International Film Festival Will Present Founder's Directing Award to Oliver Stone

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Director Will Receive Honor at Film Society Awards Night at Bimbo’s 365 Club and Onstage Tribute at Sundance Kabuki CinemasThe San Francisco Film Society announced today that Oliver Stone will be the recipient of the Founder’s Directing Award at the 54th San Francisco International Film Festival (April 21–May 5). The FDA will be presented to Stone at Film Society Awards Night, Thursday, April 28 at Bimbo’s 365 Club.The Film Society’s highly regarded Youth Education program wi...

Sidney Lumet: One Of The Greats

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  We lost one of the greats this past week. Sidney Lumet, a national treasure and the quintessential New York filmmaker (sorry, Woody Allen) died last week at the age of 86. In a career that spanned over 50 years in both live television and the big screen, Lumet was nominated for the Best Director Oscar four times and has left an indelible filmography of titles that are distinguished by their social relevancy and strong caliber of acting. Lumet’s most famous films were shot in and were ...

Oliver Stone to receive Honor at San Francisco Film Society Awards Night

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  Director Will Receive Honor at Film Society Awards Night at Bimbo's 365 Club and Onstage Tribute at Sundance Kabuki Cinemas   San Francisco, CA -- The San Francisco Film Society announced today that Oliver Stone will be the recipient of the Founder's Directing Award at the 54th San Francisco International Film Festival (April 21 - May 5). The FDA will be presented to Stone at Film Society Awards Night, Thursday, April 28 at Bimbo's 365 Club.     ...
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