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Hungarian Documentary and Short Film Festival in Los Angeles wrapped

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The 2nd Hungarian Documentary and Short Film Festival in Los Angeles came to its end after ten days of continuous screenings on Sunday. The event was organized by the Consulate General of Hungary, the USC School of Cinematic Arts, the Wende Musem of Cold War, the United Hungarian House and the South-Eastern-European Film Festival of Los Angeles.. „Civil Report - A Report by the Civil Law Committee on the Abuse of Human Rights", a film by János Gulyás won the „Ember Judit A...

Mountainfilm 2011 Special Guests Include:

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  Baffin Babes There are no babes like the Baffin Babes. Vera, Emma, Inge and Kristin- four Scandinavian girls who tackled a burly 1,200-km ski trip across Baffin Island in the Canadian Arctic in 2009-will talk about the challenges of their expedition, including sleeping in a tent in 40 below with polar bears as their closest neighbors. Wade Davis Wade Davis is an Explorer-in-Residence at the National Geographic Society. He holds degrees in anthropology and biology and a Ph.D...

Hungarian Documentary and Shorts Fest in LA wrapped

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The 2nd Hungarian Documentary and Short Film Festival in Los Angeles came to its end after ten days of continuous screenings on Sunday. The event was organized by the Consulate General of Hungary, the USC School of Cinematic Arts, the Wende Musem of Cold War, the United Hungarian House and the South-Eastern-European Film Festival of Los Angeles.. „Civil Report – A Report by the Civil Law Committee on the Abuse of Human Rights”, a film by János Gulyás won the „Ember Judit Award” out o...

NEWSLETTER N° 503:April 2, 2011

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fresh film talent at the London Australian Film Festival

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The 17th London Australian Film Festival Thursday 5 to Thursday 12 May 2011 barbican.org.uk/film Box Office: 0845 120 7527   Spring is in the air and so it's time for a breath of fresh film talent from Down Under as the Barbican hosts the 17th London Australian Film Festival, bringing audiences the best in contemporary Australian features, documentaries, shorts and, new for 2011, artist films. This edition runs from Thursday 5 May to Thursday 12 May 2011 wi...

Istanbul Film Festival opens tomorrow celebrates 30 year anniversary

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BANGKOK ~ The 30th Istanbul Film Festival will take place during April 2-17. With approximately 150, 000 participants last year Istanbul Film Festival is again the biggest cinema event of Turkey and once again offers rich content. Some 230 films in 21 sections will be shown in the festival. A  wide-ranging programme composed of special retrospectives exclusive to the 30th year includes new films premiered in January at Sundance and in February at Berlin, Golden Tulip International and Na...

11 East and Central European films compete in Vilnius international film festival's competition programme

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The competition programme "New Europe - New Names" at the Vilnius International Film Festival "Kino Pavasaris" has selected a formidable collection of Eastern and Central European films. The audience is invited to 11 thrilling, refreshing brand new films thoroughly selected by an international jury. These particular foreign films are all contenders in the line to become the highlights of the festival. They have already proved their potential at Cannes, Venice, Berl...

Arrived at Vilnius for the Film Festival Forum

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I (Bruno Chatelin, your editor) just  flew in from Paris to Vinius to attend the forum (and moderate the panels with Algirdas Ramaska, th efestival director)   The opening reception will take place tonight at the Crowne Plaza: promising gathering of festivals of the East. International Film Festivals Forum "Eastern-Central Drift" is being held for the 2nd time in Vilnius as a part of 16th Vilnius International Film Festival "Kino pavasaris". ...

NEWSLETTER N° 502: march 25th, 2011

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Havana Film Festival New York (HFFNY) opens April 7-15

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The 12th annual Havana Film Festival New York (HFFNY) opens April 7-15 with a program of award-winning films, panel discussions, and Q&A sessions with distinguished international directors, actors, and producers. HFFNY's Cuban films are part of ¡Sí Cuba! Festival, a city-wide celebration of Cuban arts and culture. 14 New York institutions convene to celebrate the rich artistic vitality of Cuba by showcasing the diversity of Cuban culture from the traditional to the modern. ...

Emir Kusturica returns to Cannes as President of Un Certain Regard

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The Serbian film-maker Emir Kusturica will be president of the Un Certain Regard jury at the 64th Festival de Cannes, from 11th to 22nd May 2011.Every year, Un Certain Regard, at the very heart of Official Selection, alongside the Competition, presents around twenty films characterised by the originality of their ideas as well as their aesthetic. Emir Kusturica received the Palme d’Or in 1985 for When Father Was Away on Business. Ten years later, his second Palme d’Or for Underground made hi...

Emir Kusturica returns to Cannes as President of Un Certain Regard

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The Serbian film-maker Emir Kusturica will be president of the Un Certain Regard jury at the 64th Festival de Cannes, from 11th to 22nd May 2011.Every year, Un Certain Regard, at the very heart of Official Selection, alongside the Competition, presents around twenty films characterised by the originality of their ideas as well as their aesthetic. Emir Kusturica received the Palme d’Or in 1985 for When Father Was Away on Business. Ten years later, his second Palme d’Or for Underground made hi...

Vilnius International film festival

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With it’s start on the 18th of March, Vilnius international film festival catches it’s pace and presents 13 Lithuanian film premiers. Bruno Chatelin will be heading to Vilnius to moderate the Film Festival Forum and will be reporting on fest21.com/en/blog/editorMantas Kvedaravicius’ “Barzakh” – a film debuted in Berlinale 2011, the winner of “Amnesty international” prize – having it’s premier in Lithuania during Vilnius International film festival. The first screening was a ...

THE PEASANT AND THE PRIEST, an interview with Esther Podemski

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photo stills from the film Interview with Esther Podemski on THE PEASANT AND THE PRIEST (USA, 2011), a story about two old men in Italy whose ways of life have been unchanged through the centuries from medieval times to present day where the old ways are dying to contemporary forces causing much of what we know as Italy to fade a little more with each march towards modernization and mass globalization. In Thessaloniki I had the opportunity to sit with director Esther Podemski to...

THE PEASANT AND THE PRIEST, an interview with Esther Podemski

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photo stills from the film Interview with Esther Podemski on THE PEASANT AND THE PRIEST (USA, 2011), a story about two old men in Italy whose ways of life have been unchanged through the centuries from medieval times to present day where the old ways are dying to contemporary forces causing much of what we know as Italy to fade a little more with each march towards modernization and mass globalization. In Thessaloniki I had the opportunity to sit with director Esther Podemski to ...

Everlasting Sorrow, Life After the Death Penalty, A review...

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photo still from EVERLASTING SORROW, LIFE AFTER THE DEATH PENALTY Everlasting Sorrow, Life After the Death Penalty (France, 2010), by director David Andre won the award for best film dealing with human rights issues by the Amnesty International. After the awards ceremony, it closed the 13th Thessaloniki Film Festival with the screening of Andre’s film to a full theater. EVERLASTING SORROW is about Death Row murderer Sean Sellers who killed three people at age sixteen and w...

A FUTURE WITHOUT OIL, interview with director Laetitia Moreau

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      A FUTURE WITHOUT OIL (France, 2010) by French director Laetitia Moreau is a 52’ documentary about President of Ecuador Rafael Correa and his fight with Ecuadorians against mass exploitation of oil from industrialized countries. An Ecuadorian scientific team goes on a three-year mission to raise multi-millions of dollars from US and Europe for a new form of energy development that would be more profitable than oil itself, according to their scientific studies...

Everlasting Sorrow, Life After the Death Penalty, A review...

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photo still from EVERLASTING SORROW, LIFE AFTER THE DEATH PENALTY Everlasting Sorrow, Life After the Death Penalty (France, 2010), by director David Andre won the award for best film dealing with human rights issues by the Amnesty International. After the awards ceremony, it closed the 13th Thessaloniki Film Festival with the screening of Andre’s film to a full theater. EVERLASTING SORROW is about Death Row murderer Sean Sellers who killed three people at age sixteen and w...

JUST TALKING at 13th TDF

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  JUST TALKING 18/3 AT 13th tdf   The Just Talking section of the 13th Thessaloniki Documentary Festival concluded on Friday, March 18, 2011 at the Excelsior Lounge of the Electra Palace Hotel. Participating in the discussion were directors Nikos Megrelis (Shooting vs. Shooting) Chronis Pechlivanidis (South Central Gospel), Athanasios Karanikolas (Khaima), Visa Koiso-Kanttila (Portrait of a Man), Jennifer Arnold (A Small Act), Lea Binzer (Pelican’s Watch), David Andre ...

PRESS CONFERENCE AT 13TH TDF

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    Directors Anneta Papathanasiou (Τhe Nymphs of Hindu Kush), Katerina Patroni (Docville - 99 Laskareos St., Athens 61) and Lefteris Fylaktos (26.2 The Road to Here), whose films participate in the TDF international section, gave a press conference on Friday, March 18 2011. Anneta Papathanasiou was inspired to make The Nymphs of Hindu Kush when she became acquainted with the world of the Kalasha people through her teacher Athanassios Lerounis. Lerounis is the driving force behind Gr...

JUST TALKING at 13th TDF

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    PRESS CONFERENCE- THE WORLD ACCORDING TO ION B. / PORTRAIT OF A MAN / A SMALL ACT / CAMP VICTORY, AFGHANISTAN On Friday, March 18, 2011, a Press Conference was held as part of the 13th Thessaloniki Documentary Festival. Present were the directors Carol Dysinger (Camp Victory, Afghanistan), Alexander Nanau (The World According to Ion B.) Visa Koiso-Kanttila (Portrait of a Man) and Jennifer Arnold (A Small Act). In her documentary Camp Victory, Afghanistan, director Carol Dysinger...

A FUTURE WITHOUT OIL, interview with director Laetitia Moreau

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A FUTURE WITHOUT OIL (France, 2010) by French director Laetitia Moreau is a 52’ documentary about President of Ecuador Rafael Correa and his fight with Ecuadorians against mass exploitation of oil from industrialized countries. An Ecuadorian scientific team goes on a three-year mission to raise multi-millions of dollars from US and Europe for a new form of energy development that would be more profitable than oil itself, according to their scientific studies. I interviewed Laetiti...

Philadelphia CineFest Announces Film Lineup, Award Recognition and Festival Highlights

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Boasting a wide-ranging slate of documentaries, features and shorts guaranteed to appeal to film-lovers. The Philadelphia Cinema Alliance is excited to announce the full film lineup for CineFest 2011 - running Thursday, April 7 - Thursday, April 14 - along with opening night highlights, special award recognition to famed horror film director John Carpenter and the reintroduction of Action Asia. As previously announced, this year's festival lineup is bookended by comedic films lauded by atte...

CineFest Announces Double Feature for Opening Night

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For the very first time, the Philadelphia Cinema Alliance is excited to kick off this year's CineFest, running Thursday, April 7, 2011 - Thursday, April 14, 2011, with TWO opening night films: Exporting Raymond, and for the late-night crowd, The Catechism Cataclysm. These two comedies lead off a celebrated schedule that boasts 60 films assembled from over 17 countries, and showcases 2 World Premieres, 1 USA Premiere, 7 East Coast Premieres. Exporting Raymond is a hilarious documentary about...

The winners of the 2011 Western Union Short Film Competition

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  The Indian Film Festival: Bollywood and Beyond is delighted to announce the winners of the 2011 Western Union Short Film Competition. Indian director Collin D'Cunha is the International winner for his film MUMBAIKAR GANESH, director Ridwan Hassim is the Australian winner for his film, KHATABAH, and the New Zealand winner is Rajneel Singh with BLANK SPACES. Varan Sharma's ADJUST which tells the story of an Indian student realising his Australian dream received an Honorary Menti...

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