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Film Review: Flight in North American Theaters, November 2

By Maria Esteves – October 19, 2012 The 50th New York Film Festival 2012 (NYFF50) presented by the Film Society of Lincoln Center Closing Night World Premiere of FLIGHT, by Academy Award winning director Robert Zemeckis commenced Sunday, October 14, 6:30 PM at Lincoln Center’s Alice Tully Hall, New York. FLIGHT is compelling, heroic and a suspense thriller about a commercial airline pilot Captain Whitaker (Denzel Washington) with extraordinary skills who struggles with issues of c...

Stockholm International Film Festival reveals the Program of 2012

The 23rd edition of Stockholm Internatinal Film Festival's will take place 7-18 November. This years program includes more than 170 film premieres from more than 50 countries. We eagerly look forward to 12 days full of quality cinema! -This year's program is perhaps our most daring to date in which the filmmakers take greater risks than ever. The Festival strives to find the best quality films from around the world. Remarkably this year is that a third of the films in our program was ma...

AFI announces Bernardo Bertolucci as Guest Artistic Director

The American Film Institute (AFI) announced today that internationally acclaimed filmmaker and Academy Award®-winning director and screenwriter Bernardo Bertolucci will serve as its Guest Artistic Director at AFI FEST 2012 presented by Audi. Last year’s Guest Artistic Director was Pedro Almodóvar, and David Lynch, an alumnus of the AFI Conservatory, held the role in 2010. As Guest Artistic Director, Bertolucci has selected four feature films for his special sidebar program at...

FNC reveals Focus sections with 17 features from Quebec and Canada

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17 FEATURES FROM QUEBEC AND CANADA – FOCUS 2012   The Festival du nouveau cinéma is pleased to announce the films for the Focus lineup (Quebec/Canada), including the opening film Mars et Avril by Martin Villeneuve to be screened on October 11 at the Cinéma Impérial. This year, the section highlighting the wide-ranging Quebec and Canadian film industry will feature 10 films in competition and six out of competition. Martin Villeneuve’s sci-fi-tinged fable Mar...

Abu Dhabi Film Commission (part of twofour54) announces the launch of the region’s first incentive scheme

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twofour54, the media & creative industries hub and the Abu Dhabi Film Commission (part of twofour54), have launched the region’s first incentive scheme as it looks to accelerate Abu Dhabi as the first choice for international and regional producers needing location, production and post-production services. The scheme will be operational from September 1st.  The incentive, in the form of a rebate of up to 30% of qualifying spend in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi, will be available fo...

Second annual Documentary Lab selects 10 filmmakers

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Film Independent, the non-profit arts organization that produces the Spirit Awards and the Los Angeles Film Festival, has announced the filmmakers and projects selected for its second annual Documentary Lab, sponsored by Latino Public Broadcasting. Starting this week and continuing through the end of April, the Documentary Lab is an intensive seven-week program in Los Angeles, with the main focus of assisting documentary filmmakers on their works-in-progress and providing creative feedback. All ...

Doritos The crash is back! the rules!

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DORITOS® Crash the Super Bowl Ad Contest ("Contest") OFFICIAL RULES (AMENDED AS OF SEPTEMBER 27, 2011). THE FOLLOWING CONTEST IS INTENDED FOR PLAY IN THE UNITED STATES ONLY AND SHALL ONLY BE CONSTRUED AND EVALUATED ACCORDING TO UNITED STATES LAW. DO NOT ENTER THIS CONTEST UNLESS YOU ARE LOCATED IN THE UNITED STATES AT THE TIME OF ENTRY. NO PURCHASE OR PAYMENT OF ANY KIND IS NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. A PURCHASE WILL NOT INCREASE THE CHANCE OF WINNING. VOID WHERE PRO...

12th New York Intl Latino Film Festival Closing Night World Premiere of OUR LATIN THING Red Carpet Photos

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By Maria Esteves – September 24, 2011 The 12th New York International Latino Film Festival 2011 (NYILFF11) Closing Night World Premiere of OUR LATIN THING (NUESTRA COSA), by Academy Award winning filmmaker Leon Gast commenced Saturday, August 20, 2011 at the AMC Empire Cinema. Presented by American Airlines, sponsored by Heineken, the 40th anniversary remastered edition of FANIA All-Stars musical documentary OUR LATIN THING (NUESTRA COSA) is now available on DVD. Prior to screening, one luc...

AWARDS & NOMINATIONS 2011

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Silver Princess Statuette (replica of the original "The Palace" statue of Ilijana, daughter of the Romanian Queen Mary of Edingburg) The voices of this year's directors show more clearly than ever that people from all nations are bonded by the same love, loss and laughter. Whether from Africa, Asia, America, Europe, Australia, New Zealand or the Middle East we are one in our needs and emotions. Perhaps in the 21st century the hand written note has been replaced by th...

OSCAR SEEKER WATCHES SHORT FILMS IN BALCHIK

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OSCAR SEEKER WATCHES SHORT FILMS IN BALCHIK Linda O. Olszewski – Head Acquisition Executive for Oscar Shorts theatrical, iTunes, VOD, TV and airline releases for the Academy Award nominated short films also known as Oscars will be part of the jury at IN THE PALACE International Short Film Festival in Balchik. One of surprises of the Festival this year is the all-female jury. The jury members are chosen to represent the female empowerment in film industry, which is perceived as a &...

An Interview with Award Winning Actress Celia Weston

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By Maria Esteves – March 12, 2011 Actress in film, television, and theatre Celia Weston (CW) is known as the Southern type character. CW began performing on stage at the age of four in South Carolina. She has performed in numerous on and off Broadway productions including Loose Ends (1979), The Lady from Dubuque (1980), Garden District (1995), and True West (2000). She appeared as cast member of the CBS television sitcom “Alice.” She has starred in countless feature films such as Honky ...

Industry event during the One World International Human Rights Documentary Film Fest in Prague

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  Documentary Campus Industry Session 11-13th March Prague, Czech Republic   "One World, Many Ways" - New Directions in Human Rights Documentaries   Documentary Campus is honoured to present a three-day industry event during the acclaimed One World International Human Rights Documentary Film Festival in Prague (8-17 March 2011). Thought-provoking panels and case studies for industry professionals will be run parallel to workshops on low budg...

London Film Festival program launch

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The programme for the 54th BFI London Film Festival, launched today by Artistic Director Sandra Hebron, showcases an array of highly anticipated films by both established and emerging talent from around the world. A particularly strong feature this year is the selection of British films including the previously announced Opening and Closing Night Galas. Over 16 days the festival will screen a total of 197 features and 112 shorts, including 11 World, 23 International and 33 European premieres, ma...

As Cannes Winds Down, Zlin Revs Up

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  As the Cannes Film Festival winds down and media professionals leave en masse for home (if their airplanes are not delayed by volcanic ash or French airline strikes), 500 miles to the northeast in the Czech Republic, the Zlin Film Festival is revving up for its 50th anniversary celebrations that begin next weekend. In the world of film festivals, the celebration of film never seems to end. The Zlin Film Festival, one of the oldest film events in the world, has been planning its 50...

63rd Cannes Film Festival kicks off with Robin Hood

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 by Marla Lewin We arrived in Cannes and went right to the Carlton hotel and I said hello to Brian Grazer in the lobby, who said he was excited to be in Cannes for the opening night premiere of his film Robin Hood! We had flown in on the same plane as Donna Langley co-chairman of Universal. We were all relieved when the airline held our connecting flight to Nice because our Los Angeles flight had been late. We had heard rumors in the airport that officials were considering closing airports...

The Global Film Village: Film Execs look at the state of Indie Distribution

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  by Marc Halperin The Sundance Film Festival is in full swing, some  films are being bought and others are not. Understanding the reasons for these decisions is critical for independent filmmakers.  Film Independent recently produced a round table that focused on indie distribution. It’s an offshoot from their Filmmaker Forum, which was held over an entire weekend in early October. This discussion looked at the economics of distribution; traditional, DIY, and digital stra...

Film Execs look at the state of Indie Distribution

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The Global Film Village by Marc Halperin The Sundance Film Festival is in full swing, some films are being bought and others are not. Understanding the reasons for these decisions is critical for independent filmmakers. Film Independent recently produced a round table that focused on indie distribution. It’s an offshoot from their Filmmaker Forum, which was held over an entire weekend in early October. This discussion looked at the economics of distribution; traditional, DIY, and digital str...

Thai Film Pioneer At POFF

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The 13th edition of POFF, the Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival held in the Estonian capital, kicked off a 10-day marathon of film premieres, special events and industry meetings with the premiere of the American indie hit (500) DAYS OF SUMMER last night. Today, Pen-ek Ratanaruang, Thai film director and jury member of the EurAsia Competition program, will hold a press conference prior to the presentation tomorrow evening of his latest film NYMPH. The director has been one of the innovators in...

Thai Film Pioneer At POFF

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  The 13th edition of POFF, the Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival held in the Estonian capital, kicked off a 10-day marathon of film premieres, special events and industry meetings with the premiere of the American indie hit (500) DAYS OF SUMMER last night. Today, Pen-ek Ratanaruang, Thai film director and jury member of the EurAsia Competition program, will hold a press conference prior to the presentation tomorrow evening of his latest film NYMPH. The director has been on...

Ten Ways for Festival Directors and Staff to Sharpen Their Skills

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1. Ten Ways for Festival Directors and Staff to Sharpen Their Skills Leadership I. Always work to add general knowledge and skills, improve on what you know during the slow periods. Take a computer or business class, film history or film theory class, learn marketing or work on learning a language. Many of these programs are available through the Chamber of Commerce, Rotary Club or local business associations.II. If your travel budget is limited, offer to serve on panels or juries at festivals.S...

#What It’s Like to Chill with the Most Ruthless Men in the World Ratko Mladic and Radovan Karadzic: Confessions of a Female War

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## #What It’s Like to Chill with the Most Ruthless Men in the World Ratko Mladic and Radovan Karadzic: Confessions of a Female War Crimes Investigator Retrospectively, it was all so simple, natural and matter of fact being on a boat restaurant in Belgrade, sitting with, laughing, drinking a two hundred bottle of wine and chatting about war and peace while Ratko Mladic held my hand.  Mladic,  a man considered the world’s most ruthless war criminal since Adolf Hitler, still at larg...

Mariam's Amazing Race to Cannes and back to Cambodia: Day 16

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Another night of sound sleep and I was refreshed. Nina made some fresh toast from home-made bread with butter and jam while I showered and packed my things. I actually tried a bit of marmite on one slice! It wasn't as horrible as everyone says, but it was very salty. William, Nina, Pookey and I all piled into the car for a drive to the beach. After stopping to apply fly ointment to Romeo and Chili, we were on our way. There was a HUGE castle, Bamburgh Castle, once the capital of Northumbr...

Mariam's Amazing Race to Cannes: Day 11 part 2

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I have never been on a airline like Ryan Air. Getting on the plane was pretty much standard, but once I sat down, I knew it was going to be different. After all the carry-on luggage was placed in the overhead bins and the attendants closed the doors, I could see advertisements down the length of the plane, like on a public bus. Half way through the flight, there was an announcement and the attendants walked through the plane offering special Ryan Air scratch-off lotto tickets for $1 Euro each....

Mariam Arthur's journey to Cannes day one of a 7 flight trip from Cambodia

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I can't believe the level of " pre-production"  I did getting ready for this trip - airline tickets (7 flights), bus tickets, hotels, B&Bs, friends to visit, updating geneaology info, arranging cat sitters, house sitters, car parking, banking, goodbyes, laundry... I just felt exhausted yesterday. I woke up this morning with a list of " last day"  things like locking my computer, washing dishes, etc. I went down to Rory's Pub for a Toastie breakfast. Then I set about...

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boston jewish poster     GEN X SPEAKS WITH A NEW VOICE   A New Generation of Filmmakers Explores Jewish Identity 2008 Boston Jewish Film Festival   NEWTON, Massachusetts - October 2, 2008 - Opening November 5 and continuing through November 16, the 20th annual Boston Jewish Film Festival reveals a new era of directors - from Generation X. These directors e

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