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Son of the Stars

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Director: Michelle Chen Miao.
Young mother ZhengZheng with her autistic son travels long way from North, looking for her missing husband. She finds no clue of her husband in DongGuan with tens of thousands of factories. Instead, she finds herself a job in a factory while leaving her son to the attention of a community home. Soon she gets promoted, moves into a high-rise apartment building and has a boyfriend. Everything seems going well until she tries to put her autistic son into the picture. She tries hard and finally she tries to get rid of the trouble-making boy. But life becomes much worse to her with the growing anxiety…

Demi Moore debut short at LA Shorts Fest

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Courteney Cox is joining Scarlett Johansson and Kirsten 'Kiwi' Smith to open and attend LA Shorts Fest '09 red carpet, on July 23rd with 'The Monday Before Thanksgiving' which she wrote, directed and acted in. The short movie is part of Glamour Magazine's "Reel Moments Project. 'The Monday Before Thanksgiving' is Courteney Cox' first directing project. Demi Moore first short movie as a director 'Streak', starring Brittany Snow and Rumer Willis, will make its Los Angeles premiere on July 24, at L...

LA Shorts Fest will screen Scarlett Jo's "These Vagabonds"

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Scarlett Johansson and Kirsten 'Kiwi' Smith will open and attend LA Shorts Fest 09, which will be earlier, this year, from July 23 to July 31, 2009.LA Shorts Fest '09 will premiere on opening night:- Golden Globe nominated Scarlett Johansson's directorial debut: THESE VAGABOND SHOES, starring Kevin Bacon, shot in black and white by 'Capote' and 'Lars and the Real Girl' cinematographer, Adam Kimmel,- THE SPLEENECTOMY, starring Anna Farris by writer and first-time director Kirsten 'Kiwi' Smith, wr...

Scarlett Johansson and Kirsten Smith Open LA Shorts Fest '09

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Scarlett Johansson and Kirsten 'Kiwi' Smith will open and attend LA Shorts Fest 09, which will be earlier, this year, from July 23 to July 31, 2009.LA Shorts Fest '09 will premiere on opening night:- Golden Globe nominated Scarlett Johansson's directorial debut: THESE VAGABOND SHOES, starring Kevin Bacon, shot in black and white by 'Capote' and 'Lars and the Real Girl' cinematographer, Adam Kimmel,- THE SPLEENECTOMY, starring Anna Farris by writer and first-time director Kirsten 'Kiwi' Smith, wr...

European Films Find Homes In North America

 Wednesday, March 21------Despite soggy weather and a rather unenthusiastic response to most films at the Cannes Film Festival, there are a number of deals to announce for European films that have found homes with U.S. distributors. The films, all screening in either the official sections of the Festival or in the Cannes Film Market, will all be released theatrically in the United States in the next few months.IFC Films has been among the busiest companies on the Croisette. The company has acqu...

Cannes in a Van - The Documentary premieres at Cannes Film Festival

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Cannes in a Van - The Documentary, documenting the maerick exploits of Cannes in a Van on their maiden voyage to Cannes at the 60th Cannes Film Festival, gets it's first screenings at Cannes in the Van and the Short Film Corner at the 61st Cannes Film Festival. Filmed, Edited & Directed by Sharron Ward.For more clips & trailes - go to www.youtube.com/user/katalystproductionswww.cannesinavandoc.comwww.katalystproductions.co.uk...

Ukrainian Cinema Foundation gives an overview of the country´s filmic works at the Berlinale

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First international presentation of the  Ukrainian Cinema Foundation at the 58th Berlin International Film FestivalFor the first time the Ukrainian Cinema Foundation gives an overview of the country´s filmic works at the European Film Market. The presentation will be held under the chairmanship of Mrs. Kateryna Yushchenko, Ukraine's First Lady and Head of the Supervisory Council of the International Charitable Fund "Ukraine-3000". Mrs. Kateryna Yushchenko also plans to attend the Ber...

Introduction presentation of the Ukrainian Cinema Foundation in Berlin

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For the first time the Ukrainian Cinema Foundation gives an overview of the country´s filmic works at the European Film Market. The presentation will be held under the chairmanship of Mrs. Kateryna Yushchenko, Ukraine’s First Lady and Head of the Supervisory Council of the International Charitable Fund “Ukraine-3000”. Mrs. Kateryna Yushchenko also plans to attend the Berlinale and the events of the Ukrainian Cinema Foundation.Visit us during the Berlinale at the European Film Market (EFM ...

Film and Television Distribution & The Internet Book launched in Cannes

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Download Devastation?Cannes Film Festival Launch of New Book provides the answers to online film distribution. The Internet and mobile platforms are not a threat to the film industry but represent a huge opportunity to reach new markets and audiences - provided film companies understand how to set up digital deals. The claim has been made by a lawyer who is launching a new book at the 60th Cannes Film Festival which explains the plethora of legal issues relating to Internet and mobile film dis...

The Other Cannes Awards

Tuesday, May 29------While the Main Competition Awards at the Cannes Film Festival generally get the lion's share of press (particularly the Palme d'Or, the Festival's highest honor), there are a number of other awards that are equally significant. Each one of the parallel sections of the Festival (Un Certain Regard, Directors Fortnight and the International Critics Week) bestows its own prizes. In addition, film critics and other guilds have their own set of awards. All in all, a pr...

Romanian Film Wins Cannes Palme D'Or

Sunday, May 27-------The Romanian film 4 MONTHS, 3 WEEKS AND 2 DAYS by director Cristian Mungiu (whose celebrated debut film THE DEATH OF MR. LAZARESCU was cited by US film critics as one of the best of last year) has won the prestigious Palme D'Or at the 60th Cannes Film Festival. The film, which was picked up for US distribution by IFC First Take, is the first film from Romania so honored. The prizes in all categories were presented prior to the Closing Night screening of the Quebec fi...

London does cannes and vice versa

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  FESTIVAL NEWS - MAY 2007 Artistic Director Sandra Hebron and our Festival programmers are at the 60th Cannes Film Festival, searching for the best in new international film to bring to London in October for the Times BFI 51st London Film Festival. So we thought we'd bring a little taste of Cannes to the capital with some special BFI Southbank events and screenings.  Cannes & Film - 60 Glorious Years? Tue 12 June 6.15pm at BFI Southbank In the second Sight & Sound discussion e...

Cannes Red Carpet Preparations

A few hours before the official opening of the 60th Cannes Film Festival, hundreds of spectators watched the red carpet as the crew rushed to perfect the finishing touches. Here, a woman vaccuums every inch of the carpet in preparation for the well-heeled to descend upon the Palais....

"My Blueberry Nights" by Wong Kar Wai

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With the presentation of My Blueberry Nights as the opening film of the 60th Cannes Film Festival, director Wong Kar Wai, a red-carpet veteran, has the honor of launching the Competition. Winner of the Best Director Prize in 1997 for Happy Together, and after having returned to Cannes with In The Mood For Love and 2046, this year the Asian filmmaker unveils his first film made in English. My Blueberry Nights, a dramatic journey hinting at the distance between a broken heart and a new departure, ...

M1nt Festival House Launches in Cannes

M1NT gets taste of Cannes M1NT Festival House launches in Cannes LONDON/CANNES. M1NT launches its hot new club, catering exclusively to the Hollywood elite at the 60th Cannes Film Festival. Playing host to top DJ acts Felix B from Basement Jaxx and Ben Sowton’s Bar Grooves, M1NT Festival House will be the ultimate party venue this year. M1NT Festival House, situated in 2 acres of sculpted gardens at t

M1nt Festival House Launches in Cannes

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M1NT gets taste of Cannes M1NT Festival House launches in Cannes  M1NT launches its hot new club, catering exclusively to the Hollywood elite at the 60th Cannes Film Festival.  Playing host to top DJ acts Felix B from Basement Jaxx and Ben Sowton’s Bar Grooves, M1NT Festival House will be the ultimate party venue this year.   M1NT Festival House, situated in 2 acres of sculpted gardens at the heart of the world’s biggest, busiest and most glamorous film festival, is running a full schedu...

Cannes opener by Wong Kar Wai My Blueberry Nights

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Studio Canal is proud to announce the selection of Wong Kar Wai’s first English language feature MY BLUEBERRY NIGHTS as the Opening Night Film of the 60th Cannes Film Festival on May 16th. The screening will be the World Premiere of the romantic drama starring Norah Jones, Jude Law, David Strathairn, Rachel Weisz and Natalie Portman. The selection marks the first time in Cannes’ history that a film by a Chinese director has kicked off the Festival.  Jeremy (Jude Law) runs a small café in N...

My Blueberry Nights to open Cannes

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Studio Canal is proud to announce the selection of Wong Kar Wai’s first English language feature MY BLUEBERRY NIGHTS as the Opening Night Film of the 60th Cannes Film Festival on May 16th. The screening will be the World Premiere of the romantic drama starring Norah Jones, Jude Law, David Strathairn, Rachel Weisz and Natalie Portman. The selection marks the first time in Cannes’ history that a film by a Chinese director has kicked off the Festival.Jeremy (Jude Law) runs a small café in New ...

Global Film Finance 10 Workshops series in Cannes: 19-22 May 2007

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New ways of financing and effective distribution for the film industry: 19-22 May 2007International filmmakers can benefit from a growing range of tax incentives and public funds as well as from newly established private equity funds. By integrating brands into their film they can create valuable cross promotion effects, relieving their budget, while Video on Demand platforms enable them to distribute their films worldwide to targeted audiences.International experts will help you to stay on top ...

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