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Interview with Aruban Director Aaron Hose at AIFF 2011

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Aaron Hose at AIFF 2011 Last year one of the films to premier at the inaugural Aruba International Film Festival was Aruba native director Aaron Hose’s award-winning documentary film VOICES IN THE CLOUDS (2010). This year Hose acted as director of the Caribbean Spotlight Series (CSS) for the 2nd annual AIFF. When I asked Aaron what that was like he said, ‘it was a great learning experience that I hope to repeat next year’. Aaron’s film VOICES IN THE CLOUDS is a poignant...

AIFF Interview with Aaron Hose

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Aaron Hose at AIFF 2011 Last year one of the films to premier at the inaugural Aruba International Film Festival was Aruba native director Aaron Hose’s award-winning documentary film VOICES IN THE CLOUDS (2010). This year Hose acted as director of the Caribbean Spotlight Series (CSS) for the 2nd annual AIFF. When I asked Aaron what that was like he said, ‘it was a great learning experience that I hope to repeat next year’. Aaron’s film VOICES IN THE CLOUDS is a poignant l...

Palm Springs Shortfest awards 2011

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Bahiya & Mahmoud Receives Best of Festival Award; UMOJA: No Men Allowed Receives Panavision Grand Jury Award; Tsuyako Receives Future Filmmaker AwardThe 2011 Palm Springs International ShortFest, the largest short film festival and market in North America, announced its Festival award winners on Sunday, June 26, 2011. 331 short films screened throughout the Festival along with more than 3,000 filmmaker submissions available in the film market. A total of $128,800 in prizes, including $14,000 i...

Michael Kaplan and Me at AIFF 2011

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  Costume Designer Michael Kaplan My interview with Costume Designer Michael Kaplan Fantastic fashion figure, costume designer Michael Kaplan attended the 2011 Aruba International Film Festival for a 'Conversations With' panel session led by journalist Brandon Harris. He spoke at length to press and film aficionados about his illustrious career in Hollywood as costume designer for some of the most celebrated films of cinematic history. Before his ‘Conversations With...

Interview with Michael Kaplan!

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   Costume Designer Michael Kaplan My interview with Costume Designer Michael Kaplan Fantastic fashion figure, costume designer Michael Kaplan attended the 2011 Aruba International Film Festival for a 'Conversations With' panel session led by journalist Brandon Harris. He spoke at length to press and film aficionados about his illustrious career in Hollywood as costume designer for some of the most celebrated films of cinematic history. Before his ‘Conversations With...

CREATE11 programme highlights

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CREATE11, now in its fourth year, is a summer arts festival for east London, celebrating the intrinsic creativity of the area and sponsored by Deutsche Bank. The festival presents over 200 homemade, world-class events profiling east London creativity taking place in surprising spaces: a disused motorway undercroft in Hackney Wick; London’s historic music halls; a 1980’s building in Canary Wharf; a WWII bunker in Dalston; a floating cinema on the waterways of east London; a shop turned into...

Voices From Mariel

Dr. Jose Garcia appears in Aruba for their film VOICES FROM MARIEL (2011), a documentary about returning to Cuba after 30 years and discovering a new Cuba. The film ran in competition for 'Caribbean Spotlight Series' at 2nd annual Aruba Film Festival AIFF.photo by Vanessa McMahon 

Voices From Mariel

Producer Jesse Larson, Dr. Jose Garcia and actor Steve Bauer appear in Aruba for their film VOICES FROM MARIEL (2011), a documentary about returning to Cuba after 30 years and discovering a new Cuba. The film ran in competition for 'Caribbean Spotlight Series' at 2nd annual Aruba Film Festival AIFF.photo by Vanessa McMahon 

Voices From Mariel

Producer Jesse Larson (left) and actor Steve Bauer (right) appear in Aruba for their film VOICES FROM MARIEL (2011), a documentary about returning to Cuba after 30 years and discovering a new Cuba. The film ran in competition for 'Caribbean Spotlight Series' at 2nd annual Aruba Film Festival AIFF.photo by Vanessa McMahon 

Steve Bauer and Jesse Larson

Producer Jesse Larson and actor Steve Bauer appear in Aruba for their film VOICES FROM MARIEL (2011), a documentary about returning to Cuba after 30 years and discovering a new Cuba. The film ran in competition for 'Caribbean Spotlight Series' at 2nd annual Aruba Film Festival AIFF.photo by Vanessa McMahon 

ARUBA PART 2!

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Claudio Masenza and Kim Cattrall                 Welcome to Aruba where film fantasy and paradise meet- an Edenic tropical island, rich Aruban culture, crystal blue Caribbean water, stimulating humidity, sizzling sun and a celebration of international art-house cinema... This year’s Aruba International Film Festival (AIFF) began with a sensual flare welcoming beloved actress, Sex In The City star Kim Cattrall ...

AIFF Opening Night

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Claudio Masenza and Kim Cattrall                 Welcome to Aruba where film fantasy and paradise meet- an Edenic tropical island, rich Aruban culture, crystal blue Caribbean water, stimulating humidity, sizzling sun and a celebration of international art-house cinema... This year’s Aruba International Film Festival (AIFF) began with a sensual flare welcoming beloved actress, Sex In The City star Kim Cattrall ...

Living Between Fucks Australian Premiere Via MCA, by Eva Rinaldi - 10th June 2011

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 Living Between Fucks Australian Premiere Via MCA, by Eva Rinaldi - 10th June 2011 : Photography Eva Rinaldi Alex Munt is the director, producer and screenwriter of this flick, and a very solid effort it is. It's based on a novel by Cry Bluxsome with a raunchy cover 'Living Between Fucks'. Last night the film's stars, Septimus Caton, Bianca Chiminello and April Rose Pengilly did the red carpet at the State Theatre in Sydney, and tonight they were ba...

NEWSLETTER N° 512: june 8, 2011

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7 .............                                                                                                                                                          NEWSLETTER N° 512: june 8, 2011 Follow this LINK if you cannot read the newsletter properly    Contact the Editor to Advertise with us  This weekly newsletter reaches 111 000 film professionals. ...

Viva Riva moves into the fasy lane in the Congo

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Djo Tunda wa Munga drives “Viva Riva” into the  fast laneBy Ron GilbertDirector Djo Tunda wa Munga has become a director to watch with his first feature which  impressived audiences and distributors at the 2011 Berlin Film Festival. He started out as a documentarian and puts his foot on the gas(literally) with “Viva Riva” and the inside of life in the Congo underworld. My former classmate Martin Scorcese will agree with my comparison to his films, ”Mean Streets and Good Fellas” onl...

DRIVE-ing at Cannes, with Ryan Gosling

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This was a very endearing press conference, especially in light of Lars Von Trier’s press conference two days prior for MELANCHOLY (2011) that still had everyone’s head spinning in Cannes. Von Trier’s comments on his Nazi sympathies as well as his protested desire to return to Denmark and focus only on soft and hardcore porn had everyone at Cannes thinking twice about Danish cinema and its praiseworthy art-house directors. Nicolas Winding Refn is a former student of Von Trier so naturally,...

DRIVE-ing AT CANNES, with Ryan Gosling

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This was a very endearing press conference, especially in light of Lars Von Trier’s press conference two days prior for MELANCHOLY (2011) that still had everyone’s head spinning in Cannes. Von Trier’s comments on his Nazi sympathies as well as his protested desire to return to Denmark and focus only on soft and hardcore porn had everyone at Cannes thinking twice about Danish cinema and its praiseworthy art-house directors. Nicolas Winding Refn is a former student of Von Trier...

CREATE11, now in its fourth year, is a summer arts festival for east London

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Friday 24 June to Monday 25 July www.createlondon.org  PROGRAMME HIGHLIGHTS CREATE11, now in its fourth year, is a summer arts festival for east London, celebrating the intrinsic creativity of the area and sponsored by Deutsche Bank. The festival presents over 200 homemade, world-class events profiling east London creativity taking place in surprising spaces: a disused motorway undercroft in Hackney Wick; London’s historic music halls; a 1980’s building in Canary Wharf; a WWII bu...

Irvine Welsh's Ecstasy

Director: Rob Heydon.
A Transformational Love Story from the love of Ecstasy to the ecstasy of Love. Ecstasy debuted as the No. 1 Bestselling book all over the world, and was translated into twenty languages. The feature-length film Ecstasy is an adaptation of a short story (entitled The Undefeated) taken from this narrative collection.

NEWSLETTER N° 511: May 31, 2011

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7 .............                                                                                                                                                          NEWSLETTER N° 511: May 31, 2011 Follow this LINK if you cannot read the newsletter properly  Contact the Editor to Advertise with us  This weekly newsletter reaches 90 952 film professionals. S...

ScreenSingapore outlines the achievements and the program for the inaugural edition, set for 5 to 12 June 2011

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Exactly one year after the Board of ScreenSingapore announced its ambitious plan at the 63rd Cannes Film Festival in 2010 to create a filmed entertainment ‘hybrid’ event in Singapore, key Board members, headed by Chairman Greg Coote, return to Cannes to outline the achievements and the program for the inaugural edition, set for 5 to 12 June 2011. ScreenSingapore has a myriad of component parts: 1) World, International or Asia-Pacific Premieres (5 – 12 June) ScreenSingapore fea...

13th Festival of German Films opens in Madrid with GOETHE!

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The Festival of German Films is being held for the 13th time in Madrid from 31 May to 4 June, 2011. In total, seven new feature films, a documentary, the first ever presentation of a complete television series and numerous shorts will be screened in the festival cinema at „Cine Palafox“. Moreover, the programme will be completed by a retrospective dedicated to the „German Film Award“. On the evening of 31 May, 2011, the festival will be opened in Cine Palafox with a gala screening of GOE...

Claudia Cardinale arrives for the first time in Bulgaria as a guest of Sofia International Film Festival

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“I don’t like the system of celebrities. I am a normal human being. I like living in Europe. I visit Hollywood often, but I never wanted to sign a contract and work there for a long period of time,” states the world famous Italian actress. The legendary actress arrives in Sofia as a special guest of the 15th jubilee edition of the Sofia International Film Festival. A gala screening of Luchino Visconti’s film The Leopard will take place on the 11th of March in Hall 1 of ...

Yves Marmion: I feel the good vibes around Sofia International Film Festival

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Yves MarmionYves Marmion is one of the leading European producers with titles such as Arizona Dream, The Apartment, I Loved You for So Long, among others in his biography. He is also the Chairman of the European Film Academy (EFA) and as such he came to Sofia during the 15th edition of Sofia International Film Festival along with his colleagues from the EFA’s managing board for one of their working meetings.   - Could you tell me how did your session go today? Are you able to di...

Short-film auteurs dream big at Cannes

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It reportedly costs 95 euros ($135) for a short film to be considered for Cannes (AFP/File, Anne-Christine Poujoulat) By Robert MacPherson (AFP) CANNES, France — Jordan Bayne came to Cannes looking for distribution for her dramatic short "The Sea is All I Know", if not to catch a movie or two. Soon she realised that, for an independent film-maker, the real value of turning up at the world's biggest film festival lies in the networking possibilities -- and...

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