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Tribeca Disruptive Innovation Awards

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  Awards to highlight successful disruptive innovation in non-traditional, identity-based domains such as culture, education, healthcare, philanthropy, politics, religion and social entrepreneurship  The Tribeca Film Festival (TFF), in association with noted Harvard Business School Professor Clay Christensen and the Disruptor Foundation, announced it will hold the third annual Tribeca Disruptive Innovation Awards, hosted by NYU Stern School of Business, on April 27. The 11th edi...

NEVER TOO LATE by Ido Fluk wins „Regard d’or“ 2012

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  Israeli-born director Ido Fluk‘s film debut was an International Premiere at FIFF. Brazilian director Julia Murat won a total of four awards for her first full-length feature film HISTORIAS QUE SO EXISTEM QUANDO LEMBRADAS, including the highly endowed Talent Tape Award. The Egyptian film ASMAA by Amr Salama is the winner of this year’s Audience Award. The award ceremony took place in Fribourg last night.  NEVER TOO LATE, winner of the Grand Prize „Regard d’or“...

Sacha The Bear

Director: Henri Desaunay.
Playful, beautifully designed adaptation of the fairy tale Goldilocks and the three bears. Except this time, the bear comes to visit her. A hunter is after a bear in the forest. The bear hides in the house of the little girl Goldilocks, who gives him food and plays with him. But then everything changes. The first short film by Desaunay is a wayward, ironic adaptation of the British fairytale Goldilocks and the Three Bears.

ECU Film Festival - Day Two

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It's about a quarter to one on the second day of the festival and Pablo Tourrenc has just revealed to a room full of school children that Kid Cudi is habitually four or five hours late to turn up on the set of his video shoots. This is a fact that they will keep with them and treasure, spreading it around the playground like a bad case of measles. Pablo's been taking us through the basics of budgeting, scheduling and on-set parking - with a helpful reminder to always be prepared fo...

Boston Jewish Film Festival names Amy Geller new Artistic Director

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  The Boston Jewish Film Festival named Amy Geller, long active in the Boston film community with curatorial and production experience, as its new Artistic Director. Geller's background includes producing a variety of feature, documentary and short films, curating film festivals and serving as Associate Director of The Boston Jewish Film Festival. Geller's chief responsibilities will be selecting films and programming fo...

Pray for Japan moves Auds to Tears at Okinawa International Movie Festival

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By Liza Foreman   Tsunami Documentary Moves Auds to Tearsat Okinawa International Movie Festival   Okinawa    When Stu Levy flew from Los Angeles to Tokyo on March 9, 2011, he had no idea that he would return a filmmaker with some up-close footage of one of the worst natural disasters in living memory. It lead to his moving documentary, Pray for Japan. The purpose of his trip was to inform hisJapanese business associates that Tokyo Pop, ...

Live Music at ÉCU

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If you are a fan of Rock, Jazz, Folk, Americana, or Pop music – or even a mixture of all five – then you are in for a dance-inducing, awesome weekend with ÉCU. Brought to you by our partner, Access Film Music, six incredible and diverse musical acts from four countries have been confirmed to perform at this year’s festival. Bringing with them the coolest and most unique new tunes from their respective cities in a buffet of styles, these artists personify true creative innovati...

‘Stavroula’ (2011) at TDF

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            The Greek documentary film ‘Stavroula’ (2011) screened at the 14th Thessaloniki Documentary Film Festival. 21 year-old filmmaker Ira Dika’s debut proves a delightfully insightful and soulful film about an elderly Greek woman, Stavroula, seen through the eyes of the filmmaker herself, Ira, a young woman. In the film, Stavroula says to Ira: “Everything flows and nothing...

The jury of Bucarest B-Est

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JAN HARLAN (Head of the Jury) Producer and Director „I joined Stanley Kubrick in 1969 for his Napoleon project, which was unfortunately abandoned, but I enjoyed working with Stanley and he liked me, so I added the study of film-production with a great teacher to my previous profession. My first film as an assistant was A Clockwork Orange. Four years later I became Kubri...

World Premieres at ÉCU 2012

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ÉCU 2012 is going to be showcasing 101 films from 33 countries all over the world and for NINE of the films this is going to be their WORLD premiere. It is a privilege for us to be able to showcase their films for the first time and see them vie for over twenty awards, including the prestigious “Best European Independent Film 2012” title! It is so exciting to see the incredible films in contention and a real honour to be able to congratulate a talented filmmaker with this awar...

The Last Docking - stories of abandoned seafares -

Director: Emiliano Pappacena - Anna Maria Selini.
In ports all over the world, alongside cargo and tourist ships, there are also vessels that have not been operated for months, if not for years. These abandoned ships are left moored to rust by their shipowners, often never to be recovered, because of financial distress, security issues or seizure. The problem is that in most cases the whole crew is still on board. These seafarers, who were recruited months before with a valid employment contract, suddenly find themselves thousands of kilometres from home, without food, water and, ever worse, pay cheque. This TV report was made by Emiliano Pappacena and Anna Maria Selini in collaboration with Antonio Demma.

3rd Kinofest NYC 2012 to open with The Other Chelsea a revealing film about soccer and politics in Ukraine

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Kinofest NYC announced today that it will open its 3rd annual film festival with the U.S. premier of the award-winning The Other Chelsea. The film by German-born filmmaker Jakob Preuss will be shown on Friday, May 4, 7:30 p.m., at the Anthology Film Archives in New York City; Preuss, who lives in Berlin, will be in New York to present his film. Kinofest NYC, the film festival that presents independent cinema from Ukraine and other post-Soviet countries, will hold its 2012 event May 3-6...

Family Fiction Film Project

FFFilm Project (Family Fiction Film Project) is a cycle of video and film, which explores several possibilities around the topic of family/familiar: documentary or fiction movies about the intimate, the personal or private, family movies, home movies, self-portrait / about identities, family as a landscape, alternative families, etc. In the era of the democratization of the use of image the objects produced are increasingly on the intimacy and in the precariousness of the production resources. There is a new way to make films and to tell stories. Public and private or global and local, stands in a constant transformation in its inter-connection at the same they have a tremendous impact on the way of producing, creating and living. We believe that at this moment, this kind of cycle is full of sense; it will be a moment for sharing ways of doing and perspectives which concerns are with fragility, intimacy and precarity. This cycle is open both to amateur and professional videos.

Human Rights Watch Film Festival, starts this week

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21 March â€" 30 March 2012 Curzon Mayfair, Curzon Soho, ICA, Ritzy ff.hrw.org/london ff.hrw.org/press FILMMAKERS, SPECIAL GUESTS & PANELISTS in London to attend the Human Rights Watch Film Festival starting this Wednesday 21 March Throughout the 16th edition of the Human Rights Watch Film Festival which opens this week on Wednesday 21 March filmmakers, film subjects, special guests and panellists will attend post screening discussions and are available for interview....

14th TDF Press Conference, March 11th, 2012

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  Photo still from DESERT RIDERS (2011)   -14th TDF PRESS- PRESS CONFERENCE GAELLE / STORIES FROM LAKKA BEACH / DESERT RIDERS As part of the 14th Thessaloniki Documentary Festival, a Press Conference was held on Sunday, March 11, 2012. Participating were directors Natalie Johanna Halla (Gaelle) and Daan Veldhuizen (Stories from Lakka Beach), as well as the scriptwriter/producer Noemi Weis (Desert Riders). Desert Riders, directed by Vic Sarin, deals with a topic t...

Izza Genini Recipient of Lifetime Achievement Pomegranate Award

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By Maria Esteves – March 16, 2012 Writer and documentarian IZZA GÉNINI received the Lifetime Achievement Pomegranate Award for her excellence and achievement in filmmaking during the 16th New York Sephardic Jewish Film Festival 2012 (NYSJFF 2012) Opening Night Gala, held at the Center for Jewish History, New York, Thursday, March 15, 7:00 PM. Presented by the American Sephardi Federation (ASF), the Pomegranate (symbolize love and prosperity) Award acknowledge visionary achievements in the ...

This is Our Youth New York 1980s Play Comes To Sydney Opera House

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The Sydney Opera has one again brought a world class play to town under its famous brand. Kieran Culkin is the main character in This Is Our Youth. New Yorker Kieran Culkin is into Kenneth Lonergan's This Is Our Youth in a big way. It's primarily a story about relationships, and some get very complicated in this number. He appears alongside Pilgrim co-star Michael Cera and Emily Barclay at the Sydn...

Indian fest of La program announced

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With what promises to be its most ambitious slate yet, the Indian Film Festival of Los Angeles (http://indianfilmfestival.org) has announced its impressive 2012 lineup. 33 features, documentaries, and short films will be screened from filmmakers throughout the world including Canada, Italy, India, Germany, South Africa, UK, and the U.S. Among the offerings are three world premieres, nine U.S. premieres and twelve Los Angeles premieres. This is a banner year for the festival as it celebrates its ...

The Runner TRAILER

"The Runner" is one of the movies in the Official Selection of ÉCU 2012. The Runner is about a little boy from a township in Cape Town. He needs to find money for his mother's vital surgery and pays a high price that changes his world. The lead role is played by 10-year old Cwangco Mayekiso who actually lives in the Gugulethu township . "The Runner" est un film de la séléction officielle 2012 ...

Introducing Cinezoïque video

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The cinezoic era is not codified in any textbook. It does not exist but in the heads of dreamers. The Udine native Stefania Rota thought about molding it into the guise of a video named "Cinezoïque". It started out in December as a site-specific installation for Udine's Cinema Visionario and two months later landed on the Web (http://vimeo.com/37106377); in less than 24 hours, this video reached more than 10.000 views, launching Stefania Rota's name on the Internet, allowing her to ...

President Sicilian Film Festival, Emanuele Viscuso Speaks at Introduction to MIFF’s Italian Selection, “Annalisa"

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Miami Beach, FL…March 12, 2012… Last week Sicilian Film Festival President, Emanuele Viscuso spoke at the introduction of the Italian film, “Annalisa/Il Paese Delle Spose Infelici” that made its North American Premiere at the 29th Annual Miami International Film Festival.  Viscuso, a Sicilian native and Miami Beach resident, alongside Director Pippo Mezzapesa gave the audience a window into the beauty of rural Southern Italy through a “coming of age” tale - ...

MOONRISE KINGDOM by Wes Anderson to open Cannes may 16th

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  MOONRISE KINGDOM by Wes Anderson is the opening film of the 65th Festival de Cannes and in all the cinemas in France   MOONRISE KINGDOM, the new film by American Wes Anderson, will open the 65th Festival de Cannes on Wednesday, 16 May in the Grand théâtre Lumière of the Palais des Festivals, with the Jury presided over by Italian filmmaker Nanni Moretti in attendance.   Produced by Wes Anderson, Scott Rudin, Steven Rales and Jeremy Dawson for Focus Features a...

2012 Tribeca Film Festival Announces Film Selections For Spotlight And Cinemania Sections And Special Screenings

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The Tribeca Film Festival (TFF), presented by American Express, today announced its feature film selections in the Spotlight and Cinemania sections, as well as Special Screenings and the Tribeca/ESPN Sports Film Festival lineup. The 11th edition of the Festival will take place from April 18 to April 29 in New York City. The Spotlight section screens 34 films, 22 narratives and 12 documentaries that demonstrate the breadth of films at the Tribeca Film Festival. Nineteen films in the selection wi...

2012 Tribeca Film Festival Announces World Narrative And Documentary Competition Selections Plus Out-Of-Competition Viewpoints

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The 2012 Tribeca Film Festival (TFF), presented by American Express®, today announced the World Narrative and Documentary Competition film selections, along with selections for the out-of-competition Viewpoints section—the program established last year that highlights personal stories in international and independent cinema. Forty-six of the 90 feature-length films were announced. The 11th edition of the Festival will take place from April 18 to April 29 at locations around New York City. ...

Human Rights Watch Film Festival preview

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The 16th edition of the Human Rights Watch Film Festival will be presented in London from 21-30 March, 2012. The international feature programme includes 15 documentaries and 4 dramas, from Afghanistan, Bolivia, Bulgaria, Cambodia, the Canary Islands, Ethiopia, Iraq, Italy, Lebanon, the Maldives, Pakistan, Palestine, Paraguay, Russia, Switzerland, Ukraine and the USA. Many of the films will be followed by Q&A sessions with filmmakers, and some by panel discussions with experts and film subjects....

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