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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...

Les Nuits en Or: UNESCO

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Français By Will Sayre – Intern at ÉCU On Avenue de Suffren here in Paris, you’ll find The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, an institute commonly known as “The UNESCO.” It hosts a wide array of cultural events, executive board meetings and conferences. Its motto: “Building peace in the minds of men and women.” On July 6, all was certainly peaceful as crowds of people filed into UNESCO’s grand theater for Les Nuits En Or, a presti...

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...

Call for Submissions 2011: ENCOUNTERS BRISTOL INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL

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ENCOUNTERS BRISTOL INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS 2011 Powered by Vast Blue   Celebrating its 17th year, Encounters Bristol International Film Festival is now the leading UK gateway to the world’s most prestigious short film and animation awards including the Academy Awards®, the BAFTAs, the European Film Awards and the Cartoon d’Or. One of the best-known showcases and meeting points for emerging talent, the festival seeks to promote the short ...

The King's Speech BAFTA Sweep

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  Long live the King……or The King’s Speech that is. The historical biopic made a nearly clean sweep of the Orange British Academy Awards this evening in London. The awards, best known as the BAFTAs, crowned actor Colin Firth as Best Actor, while recognizing his fellow thespians, including best supporting actress Helena Bonham Carter and best supporting actor Geoffrey Rush. The film also won as Best Film, Best British Film and for its Original Screenplay. Firth was honored wi...

The King, The Swan And The BAFTAS

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BAFTA, the British Academy of Film and Television Arts, has announced its "longlists", a rather quaint annual exercise that reduces the number of potential candidates for BAFTA Awards to 15. At the moment, in one of the key races of the awards season, the historical epic THE KING'S SPEECH and the ballet-goes-mad BLACK SWAN are tied for most mentions (to be translated in a few weeks time to most nominations). Not far behind are the films INCEPTION and THE SOCIAL NETWORK. The Leading Actor candi...

Interview with filmmakers, Benjamin and Christopher Blaine

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This month we’ve been chatting to brothers, Ben and Chris Blaine – two self-taught filmmakers who have learnt their craft by mistakes, flukes and a lot of hard work. They own the production company Charlie Productions and their impressive portfolio of films include the BAFTA shortlisted Russell Square and award-winning Hallo Panda. The pair is also heavily involved in Shooting People – the international networking organisation dedicated to the support and promotion of indepe...

The 2010 British Urban Film Festival - the review

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At the time of going to press, a woman in China has sued a cinema and the distributors of the movie ‘Aftershock’ for wasting her time with adverts. According to the Xinhua news agency, Chen Xiaomei claims the Polybona International Cinema and film distributors Huayi Brothers Media Corporation should have told her of the length of the pre-movie commercials. Chen, a lawyer, accused the Xian-based picturehouse and the distributors of violating her freedom of choice and wasting her time. The cla...

NEWSLETTER N° 456: March 10, 2010

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............. WELCOME TO OUR NEWSLETTER N° 456: March 10, 2010 Follow this LINK if you cannot read the newsletter properly La Géode : Concours du Film Hors Normes 3D relief ou IMAX April 1 - 18, 2010 - Inscription jusqu’au 30 mars 2010 La Géode commence l'année de ses 25 ans en beauté en organisant un Concours de réalisation audiovisuelle en 3D relief ou THD pour report sur IMAX™, afin de ...

Buff Blogcast - March 2010

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The phrase ‘joined at the hip’ springs to mind immediately when it comes to the argument that winners at the Golden Globes then go on to double up at the Baftas before claiming the hat-trick at the Oscars…suffice to say that only 1 person achieved the hat-trick on a what turned out to be yet another watershed Oscars…  70 years ago, Hattie McDaniel made history by becoming the 1st black actress to win an academy award for her role in ‘Gone With The Wind’ – 70 years on, an...

The 2010 Buff New Year's Message (from Buff Enterprises)

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Film buffs will continue to be spoiled in 2010 as the awards season continues in full swing with the long awaited release of ‘Precious’ at the end of January. Produced by Tyler Perry and Oprah Winfrey, Precious (Based on the novel 'Push’ by Sapphire) is set in Harlem in 1987 and is the powerful and disturbing story of an obese teenage black girl whose life is a living hell. Pregnant for the second time by her father and bullied and abused both emotionally and physically by her mother, she ...

VIFF's 23rd Annual Film and Television Forum announces showcases

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The VIFF's 23rd Annual Film and Television Forum announces their most stellar showcase to date. From the Oscars to the Golden Globes, from the BAFTAs to the Emmys, and from Audience Awards at Sundance to prize-winners at Cannes, the Forum presents the crème de la crème of international film and TV professionals. Four full days of seminars, workshops and master classes are scheduled to take place at the Vancouver International Film Centre and Vancity Theatre from September 24-27 inclusive. Bel...

British Boom At The BAFTAS

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Wednesday, February 14---The Brits were back as big winners (on their home turf) of the BAFTA Awards, more formally referred to as the Orange British Academy Film Awards. The Best Film honors went to THE QUEEN, as did the Best Actress nod to Helen Mirren (dust off that bookshelf for your Oscar, Mrs. Hackford), with the Best British Film prize going to THE LAST KING OF SCOTLAND, and its lead actor Forrest Whitaker for his portrayal of Uganda strongman Idi Amin. Other Brits who shined include Best...

The BAFTA are here

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The British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) has announced its nominees in fifteen seperate categories for the Orange British Academy Film Awards, affectionately knowns as the BAFTAs. By and large, they read like a re-do of the Golden Globes, with some prominent exceptions. Which film dominated the proceedings? THE QUEEN, of course. The acclaimed behind-the-scenes look at the Royal Family received the most BAFTA nods, with 10 nominations in all, in the categories of Best Film, Best Di...

The BAFTAS Are Here

Friday, January 12----The British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) has announced its nominees in fifteen seperate categories for the Orange British Academy Film Awards, affectionately knowns as the BAFTAs. By and large, they read like a re-do of the Golden Globes, with some prominent exceptions. Which film dominated the proceedings? THE QUEEN, of course. The acclaimed behind-the-scenes look at the Royal Family received the most BAFTA nods, with 10 nominations in all, in the categor...

BIFA British Independent Film Awards: a disapointed Queen

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Wednesday, 29th November saw stars and leading figures of the British film industry turn up to celebrate the British Independent Film Awards at Hammersmith Palais, London.In its ninth year, the British Independent Film Awards (BIFAs) have established themselves as one of the most important awards ceremonies in the British film industry and are regarded as the kick-off to the Awards Season. The BIFAs celebrate the best of British talent, including Helen Mirren who is this year's Variety UK Film A...

KVIFF A listers attending

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Some of KVIFF 04 A-list visitorsThis year was no exception and Karlovy Vary’s Grand Hotel welcomed again many film industry A-listers for the International Film Festival. Among them was Taxi Driver, Pulp Fiction and Thelma and Louise star Harvey Keitel, the world’s favourite little hobbit Elijah Wood, Monty Python’s most memorable, John Cleese and many others. Prominent Czech political figures visited the festival too such as president Vaclav KLAUS, and former president Vaclav Havel. Harv...

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