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Homage to Mani Kaul and 5 other noted film makers through 14 films in Special Screening during - MIFF-2012

                          Homage to Mani Kaul and 5 other noted film makers through 14 films in Special Screening during - MIFF-2012   Mani Kaul’s musical masterpiece Dhrupad traces the thousand year old living tradition of Raag Dhrupad.   Nomad Puppetteer, a cinematographic report on the string puppets of Raj

The Big Black

Director: Oliver Kyr.
Our forefathers warned us not to leave the burden of a guilt behind when we die. Because before your guilt-ridden soul is redeemed to heaven you would enter a queer, dark world. Welcome to the nightmare of purgatory. Welcome to the „Big Black“. 20-year-old Jack hunts the nightmare of his past and crosses paths with mysterious Eve. The beautiful girl who is either his Guardian Angel or his Final Doom. Time runs out as Jack tries to escape the demons of the waste lands in order to find redemption. Intense pictures and gripping music form a poetic base for a surreal plot and bizarre characters: An independent film with a renowned European cast.

Imaginaria Film Festival CALL4ENTRY 2012

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  The 10th  Imaginaria Film Festival taking place from 22 to 26 of August 2012, announces the CALL FOR ENTRIES for new short films produced in 2011 or 2012; within the duration limit of 20 minutes (shorts) and 60 (documentary film).  Also, we wish to thank you all your previous participations. Please check the complete regulations before applying (entry form). You can submit your new films in th...

Any Questions for Ben? Premiere At Sydney's St George OpenAir Cinema

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Any Questions for Ben? Premiere At Sydney's St George OpenAir Cinema The Sydney premiere of the rom com Any Questions For Ben? enjoyed its premiere in Sydney, Australia tonight. The weather was wet, but the atmosphere was warm. St George Open Air Cinema was the venue for the premiere showing, and actress Rachael Taylor did the honours, coming back to Australia especially for the promos. "Any Q...

Mary and Bill

"Mary and Bill" is a new submission to ÉCU 2012. A documentary following two elderly athletes, Mary, a 90 year old triathlete, and Bill, an 83 year old high jumper. Mary has just broken her leg while down hill skiing and Bill, who smoked for 45 years, is recovering from a heart attack. Through their amazing commitment, both Mary and Bill prove that age is just a number.  "Mary and Bill" est un  ...

Scandinavian Invasion Of Sundance

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  TEDDY BEAR (Denmark)  It is now pretty clear that Vikings made landfall in North America several centuries before Columbus collided with the West Indies. If they had colonized the land, we would all be blonds and speaking Norwegian. Such, my children, are the vagaries of history. Well a new invasion from the Scandinavian nation is about to commence at the Sundance Film Festival, where a strong sampling of films from Norway, Sweden and Denmark are literally making waves. De...

Documentary film makers around the world gathers in Helsinki for DocPoint

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A large and varied group of documentary film makers around the world gathers in Helsinki when the 11th DocPoint - Helsinki Documentary Film Festival kicks off today at 24th January.   The main guest of the festival is the Israeli director Eyal Sivan, who has been dealing critically with the political situations in the Middle East and Europe. Also Aliona van der Horst, the director of the shaking Water Children, and the protagonist of the film, an artist Tomoko Mukaiyama, who has...

Fantasporto 2012 Line up

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The 32nd Fantasporto, Portugal’s biggest film fest (Variety) is coming. With a programme dedicated to the newest films in the three competitions, with retrospectives and tributes, it is not only there that lies the whole interest of the event.In fact, this edition will celebrate officially, and with special permission of the American legal representatives, the 30th Anniversary of the film “Blade Runner” which was seen for the first time in Fantasporto '83. This film serves as a “leitmoti...

Josefina Molina, Honorary Goya Award 2012

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Spanish writer and filmmaker Josefina Molina has been announced as the 2012 Honorary Goya Award that the Spanish Academy of Cinematographic Arts and Sciences gives annually. Josefina Molina, was born in Cordoba in 1936.She graduated In Politics at Complutense University of Madrid but also was the first woman in Spain to get an Official Degree in Cinematography in 1969. Spanish writer and filmmaker Josefina Molina will be the third woman in Goya´s history to obtain this award. She recognized th...

The World Comes To Sundance

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  The world comes to the Sundance Film Festival from January 19 to 29. In the past several years, the Festival, which first made its reputation with American Indie cinema, has put as much emphasis on its World Cinema competitions, including sections for Dramatic Feature and Documentary Feature. By laying out a red carpet for international filmmakers and industry professionals, Sundance has been able to go mano-a-mano with such prestigious European-based film festivals as Berlin, Cannes a...

Nanni Moretti will be President of the Jury of the 65th Festival de Cannes to be held from May 16 to 27, 2012.

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  When accepting the invitation, the Italian actor and director said: "This is a real joy, an honour and a tremendous responsibility to preside over the jury of the most prestigious festival of cinematography in the world, a festival that is held in a country where film has always been treated with interest and respect. As a director, I was always very moved when my films were presented at the Festival de Cannes. I also have very happy memories of my experience as a ...

Nanni Moretti to preside the Jury of the 65th Festival de Cannes

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Nanni Moretti will be President of the Jury of the 65th Festival de Cannes to be held from May 16 to 27, 2012.When accepting the invitation, the Italian actor and director said: “This is a real joy, an honour and a tremendous responsibility to preside over the jury of the most prestigious festival of cinematography in the world, a festival that is held in a country where film has always been treated with interest and respect. As a director, I was always very moved when my films were presented ...

Berlinale Camera for Haro Senft, one of the founding fathers of New German Cinema

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  Since 1986, the Berlin International Film Festival has presented the Berlinale Camera to film personalities or institutions to which it feels particularly indebted and wishes to express its thanks.   At the 62nd Berlin International Film Festival, Haro Senft, one of the pioneers of New German Cinema as well as a tireless advocate of German children films will be awarded the Berlinale Camera. Haro Senft, born in Budweis (České Budějovice), is one of t...

Panorama Dokumente Programme Nearing Completion with 19 Films

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As in past years, the documentary sector appears to be consistently stabile, politically engaged and in its diversity well equipped for the cinema. Moreover, it's a treasure trove for themes that inspire fictional films.   On February 10, 2012, in Cinestar7, the Panorama Dokumente will open with The Reluctant Revolutionary by British director Sean McAllister. The film is about a Yemenite tourist guide who slowly abandons his professional distance towards the political "spring&...

THE SURROGATE and GOATS chosen to top Organization's Spotlight Initiative Film Series

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The Creative Coalition announced the slate of honorees headlining the 2012 Spotlight Initiative Awards Gala Dinner to be held during the upcoming film festival in Park City, Utah.  This year's Spotlight Initiative Award recipients include actress Kate Bosworth, actor and artist Common, actor and comedian Tracy Morgan, actress Anna Lynne McCord, and filmmaker Stacy Peralta.  Leaders in the entertainment industry will join together to celebrate these luminaries, as well as the art an...

Derby City Film Festival Announces 2012 Selections

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Derby City Film Festival Announces 2012 Selections  56 films to screen during the three day festival including 24 International films from 16 Countries, 8 World Premieres & 5 US Premieres    LOUISVILLE, KY. (January 2nd) —    The organizers of The Derby City Film Festival are pleased to announce the selections for the 2012 edition to be held in February. In total 56 films will screen during the three day festival which will be held February 17th - 19...

Vanessa Hudgens and Josh Hutcherson arrives at Sydney Airport for her latest film Premiere: JOURNEY 2: THE MYSTERIOUS ISLAND

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Vanessa Hudgens and Josh Hutcherson arrives at Sydney Airport for her latest film Premiere: JOURNEY 2: THE MYSTERIOUS ISLAND. Vanessa Hudgens (Suckerpunch and High School Musical) and Josh Hutcherson (Journey to the Centre of the Earth and The Hunger Games) will land in Sydney for the red carpet premiere today. Journey 2: The Mysterious Island begins when young Sean Anderson (Hutcherson) receives a c...

Locarno 2012 will bring an Otto Preminger Retrospective

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  The retrospective for the 65th edition of the Festival del film Locarno, in collaboration with the Swiss and French Cinémathèques, will be devoted to the Hollywood master from Europe, Otto Preminger (1905-1986). The festival will show the director's entire body of work: forty films screened in the best 35mm prints available. As with the retrospectives of Ernst Lubitsch (2010) and Vincente Minnelli (2011), screenings will be accompanied by discussions given by various fi...

Fifteen films competing for IFFR's Tiger Awards 2012

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Fifteen films have been selected for IFFR's Tiger Awards Competition 2012. The complete lineup, comprising first or second feature films concurring for three equal Hivos Tiger Awards of each 15,000 euro, includes eight world premieres. Five competing films have received support from Rotterdam’s Hubert Bals Fund.The Rotterdam Tiger Awards Competition for Short Films 2012 comprises twenty-one films, ranging in length from five to fifty-six minutes. Nine short films in competition will see their ...

French Director Hazanavicius announced his next project on the war in Ceceniaat Capri Hollywood

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  FROM «THE ARTIST» TO CECENIA WAITING FOR THE GOLDEN GLOBES AND THE OSCARS French director Hazanavicius received the Best Film Award for his black & white movie at «Capri, Hollywood» where he announced his next project: a feature-film inspired to a Fred Zinnemann movie: «A contemporary story with a woman as a leading character »                        ...

Hazanavicius: from the Artist to the blast of the war in Cecenia

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French director Hazanavicius received the Best Film Award for his black & white movie at «Capri, Hollywood» where he announced his next project: a feature-film inspired to a Fred Zinnemann movie: «A contemporary story with a woman as a leading character » From the poetry of silent cinema to the blast of the war in Cecenia: French filmmaker Michael Hazanavicius, director of the "The artist" - one of the greatest favourites in the race for all the Awards 2012 - announced his next project, fea...

The Lucky 13th Edition of the LA Scandinavian Film Festival

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by Ron Gilbert Now it in its thirteenth year this Film Festival .offers a Scandinavian Cinema combined with a Smorgasbord treat starting on January 7, 8, 14, 15 at Writers Guild Theater (135 S. Doheny/at Wilshire) in Beverly Hills. I have been very fortunate to be in attendance at this film festival and have chosen this fest instead of Palms Springs and Sundance on my weekends. The five Nordic Oscar submissions plus additional current feature films, shorts, and documentaries...

Dylan Sellers new President of Production and Acquisitions at The Weinstein Company (TWC)

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The Weinstein Company (TWC) announced today the hiring of Dylan Sellers as President of Production and Acquisitions. Sellers' new role is effective immediately. The announcement was made by TWC Co-Chairman Harvey Weinstein and COO David Glasser. The naming of Sellers to this newly created role and the combining of acquisitions and productions is an organic evolution, one which will bolster a healthy staff, as many TWC titles cr...

Scorsese Returns to Lincoln Center Film Society

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Goodfella Martin Scorsese Returns to Lincoln Center Film Society's Walter Reade Theater  for an Intimate Night of  "Mean Streets" and  Q & A                 Rest assured: film director Martin Scorsese's legacy as perhaps the greatest living American director is secure. Seeing him in the Walter Reade Theater at Lincoln Center's Film Society Tuesday was both a privilege for film fans, knowing that his passion for filmmaking is equally matched...

14th Rendez-vous with French Cinema in Paris in January

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Over the four-day event, the Grand Hotel Intercontinental will welcome 450 international distributors who have made the trip to Paris to discover the latest French films presented by French agents. 80 films will be showcased at the Film Market, one half of which have not previously been screened. The event will feature world preview screenings of L'Amour dure 3 ans by Frédéric Beigbeider, 38 Témoinsby Lucas Belvaux, and La Vérité si je mens 3 by Thomas Gilou.   &nb...
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