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Entre les murs and two short films join the race for the Oscars!

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The Academy Award nominations have been unveiled, with Entre les murs (The Class) and two French shorts joining international contenders. Entre les murs (The Class) is one of five films competing in the Best Foreign-Language Film category. The film is up against two French co-productions, Vals Im Bashir (Waltz with Bashir) by Ari Folman and Der Baader Meinhof Komplex (The Baader Meinhof Complex) by Uli Edel. One year after the triumph of The Mozart of Pickpockets, French short films may ...

The good, the bad and the ugly

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Alex Deleon offers his choice of ten best and worst films of the past year. Well, it's that time again when many film reviewers and critics compile their lists of Best (and Worst) of the flicks they were exposed to in the preceding year. Given that one can no more tell people which films they "should" like and which they shouldn't, anymore than you can expect everybody to agree with you on the taste of tripe soup or boiled tongue-- or even honey, for that matter -- it should be obvious to any pe...

Slamdance hits 15th with vigor

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2009 marks the 15th anniversary of the Slamdance Film Festival, one of the few remaining movie showcases whose sole mission is to nurture, support and introduce truly independent works from first-time filmmakers. This celebratory year takes place in Park City, Utah, January 15 – 23 and will screen about 100 films in total in all genres. However, in what is one of the toughest and most-aggressive competitions among festivals, only 20 features in the narrative and documentary feature categories...

Hungarians in Hollywood – A Claim to Fame

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Los Angeles – The 8th Hungarian Film Festival of Los Angeles, running 15-23 October 2008, has officially opened its doors tonight at Wilshire Boulevard’s Fine Arts Theater. Presented by Bunyik Entertainment, this one-week showcase of Hungarian films is the newest shining star on the skies of the 2008 Hollywood film scene. As Sir Alexander Korda once said, “It is not enough to be Hungarian; you must have talent as well”. Well, concerning the film industry, Hungarians sure have some talent...

Israel Film Festival set to kick off in New York

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The 23rd Israel Film Festival will kick off in New York on October 29th at the Ziegfeld Theatre and run through November 13th at the Clearview’s 62nd & Broadway Cinema. Meir Fenigstein, Founder and Executive Director, announced today the full lineup of films for this year’s Festival which showcases more than 30 new feature films, provocative documentaries, ground-breaking TV dramas, and innovative student films celebrating Israeli life and culture. List of films to follow. The Israel Film F...

Atlantic Film Festival shaping up

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Atlantic Canadian Films Shine Bright Alongside International Blockbusters as the 28th Atlantic Film Festival Announces Its Full Program The world is going blind. It’s summer camp and you are an awkward 10-year-old. Werewolves from Dartmouth are invading Dover. And you are about to spend two hours with the most revered punk poetess in the world. The 28th Atlantic Film Festival, happening September 11-20, 2008, announced today the array of 254 films that will be bringing the diverse and eclectic...

Sarajevo Film Fest wrapped its 9 day long 14th edition

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Bosnia-Herzegovina the 14th Sarajevo Film Festival started 15th of August with a screening of Aida Begic's debut feature "Snow," film about life in a village in postwar Bosnia, movie that was honored in May on a Cannes competition. Over nine days, the Sarajevo festival — born in a sandbag-protected basement during the Bosnian war — showed 174 movies from 40 countries. The Sarajevo Film Festival was first time launched near the end of the war and grew into the biggest regional film ...

Sarajevo Film Fest wrapped its 9 day long 14th edition

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Bosnia-Herzegovina the 14th Sarajevo Film Festival started 15th of August with a screening of Aida Begic's debut feature "Snow," film about life in a village in postwar Bosnia, movie that was honored in May on a Cannes competition. Over nine days, the Sarajevo festival — born in a sandbag-protected basement during the Bosnian war — showed 174 movies from 40 countries. The Sarajevo Film Festival was first time launched near the end of the war and grew into the biggest regional film competitio...

Alan Ladd Jr. Honored At Montreal World FF

 by Sandy Mandelberger, Montreal Online Dailies EditorFriday, August 22-------Academy Award-winning producer Alan Ladd, Jr. was honored with a Lifetime Achievement Award at the Montreal Film Festival opening night ceremony last night. In addition to receiving the coveted prize from Festival Director Serge Losique, the Festival is screening four films associated with Ladd during his careers at 20th Century Fox and MGM/UA.  Ladd will present a special screening this evening of the Mel Brooks s...

eDIT 11. to honor legendary editor Anne V. Coates

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eDIT 11. Filmmaker's Festival bestows Festival Honors 2008 to editor Anne V. Coates, ACE for her inspiring creative contributions to filmmaking. Anne V. Coates will personally accept the honors on occasion of the Festival Opening Gala on September 28th. With more than 40 professional years, Anne V. Coates is one of the most influential editors in the film business. Her work covers great films from five decades, such as Lawrence of Arabia (1962), Greystoke - Lord of Apes (1984), In the Line of Fi...

SIGGRAPH prizes and awards

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SIGGRAPH announced the Computer Animation Festival's Best of Show, Jury Award, Student Prize, Audience Prize, and a special Well Told Fable Prize for SIGGRAPH 2008, the 35th International Conference and Exhibition on Computer Graphics and Interactive Techniques. "The caliber of submissions this year was truly phenomenal, which made the jury's job especially difficult," said Jill Smolin, SIGGRAPH 2008 Conference Entertainment Director. "The winners truly showcase what is possible today and provid...

Sony Pictures Imageworks & Animation @ SIGGRAPH 2008

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Sony Pictures Imageworks, the Academy Award® winning, state-of-the-art digital production studio, and Sony Pictures Animation, producer of feature length CGI motion pictures, will have a comprehensive presentation during SIGGRAPH 2008, the 35th International Conference on Computer Graphics and Interactive Techniques. In addition to the more than 15 presentations in the conference program and on the show floor, the companies will highlight current and upcoming projects, their recently expanded ...

Full jury list for Sydney Festival new competition

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The full Jury for its inaugural Official Competition.  Australian actress Essie Davis and LA film writer and critic Scott Foundas will join Jury President Gillian Armstrong, Hong Kong producer Nansun Shi and Iranian director/writer/producer Majid Majidi. Running 4-22 June, Sydney Film Festival has opened with the one of the Official Competition films, Mike Leigh's Happy-Go-Lucky.  All 12 Competition films will have a Red Carpet Premiere over the first 12 nights of the festival.All Jury membe...

Full jury list for Sydney Festival new competition

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The full Jury for its inaugural Official Competition.  Australian actress Essie Davis and LA film writer and critic Scott Foundas will join Jury President Gillian Armstrong, Hong Kong producer Nansun Shi and Iranian director/writer/producer Majid Majidi. Running 4-22 June, Sydney Film Festival has opened with the one of the Official Competition films, Mike Leigh's Happy-Go-Lucky.  All 12 Competition films will have a Red Carpet Premiere over the first 12 nights of the festival.All Jury membe...

"Closing Night of 'The Tribeca Film Festival" with Julian Schnabel for 'Lou Reed's 'Berlin'"

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Jane Rosenthal was proud to end the 8th annual Tribeca Film Festival with "Lou Reed's, Berlin", hosted by the Academy Award Nominated, Julian Schnabel, Former Juror, Lou Reed, and Moderator Lisa Robinson.*It's a little rough around the edges, but you may be able to read between the lines.J.S.~ "It was my responsibility that I had to make this film. I heard the record in 1973 when it came out and it had a huge impact on me and it was an important part of my life. It had been someth...

Soup Du Jour SFIFF

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 Here is what's going on today at the festival in San Francisco, courtesy of                   fest08.sffs.org Who’s In Town? Arriving today are directors Dorota Kedzierzawska (Time to Die) and Guy Maddin (My Winnipeg); actor Danuta Szaflarska (Time to Die); cinematographer Arthur Reinhart (Time to Die); and Founder’s Directing Award recipient Mike Leigh (Topsy-Turvy). What to Do? By chance, Newton I. Aduaka’s harrowing Ezra, about child soldiers ...

München Fest CINEMERIT AWARD to Julie Christie

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For the 26th time, FILMFEST MÜNCHEN, Germany's premiere summer film festival, will be attracting movie lovers, filmmakers and industry professionals from around the world.CINEMERIT AWARD Julie ChristieThe 2008 CineMerit Award, for extraordinary contributions to motion pictures as an art form, goes to the legendary British actress Julie Christie, who has played in over 40 films. She helped make movie history in such classics as DARLING, DOCTOR ZHIVAGO, FAHRENHEIT 451 and SHAMPOO, to name just a ...

Mike Figgis - special Tribeca Talks

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writer/director Mike Figgis to the Festival for a special Tribeca Talks event, a panel discussion about his career and innovations in the world of digital filmmaking, but now we've also got the premiere of his new flick, Love Live Long, to look forward to. When Figgis—the Academy Award®-nominated writer and director of Leaving Las Vegas, Timecode, and The Loss of Sexual Innocence—was invited to film the Gumball Rally, the famous high-speed race in Istanbul, he decided instead to craft a raw...

A view on Docu selection for next Edinburgh

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Artistic Director Hannah McGill announced today that the Edinburgh International Film Festival (EIFF) will showcase twenty-two documentary features including Chris Waitt’s A COMPLETE HISTORY OF MY SEXUAL FAILURES; Sundance Film Festival Grand Jury Prize and Audience Award Winner MAN ON WIRE directed by BAFTA nominee James Marsh, and Errol Morris’ Berlin International Film Festival Jury Grand Prix winner, STANDARD OPERATING PROCEDURE. Chris Waitt’s film is a comical documentation of the fil...

Digital media under scrutiny at next fmx/08

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Digital media change the way we perceive the world around us – next to film and television, interactive entertainment is playing an ever larger role. This can be seen and experienced at fmx/08 in Stuttgart, Germany. Everyone committed to the creation, production and distribution of animation, effects, games and other digital media will meet for the 13th year to instruct and learn, to discuss and listen, to see and be seen. Hundreds of speakers and thousands of visitors from all over the world ...

fmx/08 Complete Program Online!

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Digital media change the way we perceive the world around us – next to film and television, interactive entertainment is playing an ever larger role. This can be seen and experienced at fmx/08 in Stuttgart, Germany. Everyone committed to the creation, production and distribution of animation, effects, games and other digital media will meet for the 13th year to instruct and learn, to discuss and listen, to see and be seen. Hundreds of speakers and thousands of visitors from all over the world ...

Matthew C. Blank and James Schamus Moving Image Musueum tribute

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Herbert S. Schlosser, Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Museum of the Moving Image, announced today that Matthew C. Blank, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Showtime Networks, and James Schamus, Chief Executive Officer of Focus Features, will be honored at the Museum’s annual black-tie benefit on Wednesday, April 30, 2008, at The St. Regis Hotel. Each year, the Museum honors two leaders in the entertainment industry whose vision and innovations have dramatically influenced the mov...

Reel Stuff Film Festival of Aviation takes off in Dayton

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The National Aviation Hall of Fame (NAHF) will host the First Annual Reel Stuff Film Festival of Aviation on April 24-26, 2008 in Dayton, Ohio. Reel Stuff screenings held at various theatre venues throughout the three-day festival will celebrate the diverse and colorful world of aviation as depicted through invited Hollywood studio productions and independent documentaries. The NAHF is a Congressionally chartered 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to honoring America’s outstanding a...

The Berlinale Talent Campus programme

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The Berlinale Talent Campus, which will take place from 09 – 14 February 2008 at the “Hebbel am Ufer” in Berlin-Kreuzberg, is a summit of the most talented up-and-coming filmmakers from all over the world. Over 350 of them are invited to Berlin each year to reflect on their ideas about film in lectures and panel discussions, and to work on their projects in specialized hands-on workshops as the Garage Studio, the Script & Doc Station, the Talent Project Market, the Talent Press, the...

Heath Ledger Dead Of Apparent Drug Overdose

 Tuesday, January 22--------In an ironic twist of fate, on the same day that the Academy Award nominations were announced, 2005 Oscar nominee Heath Ledger was found dead in his New York loft in the Soho district of New York City. An official autopsy will be done tomorrow, but news has leaked out that the naked body of the actor was found next to a cache of sleeping pills and other drugs. The Australian actor, only 28 years old, was nominated for Best Actor for his performance in the Ang Lee fil...
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