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Holy Motors winner of the 48th Chicago International Film Festival

Michael Kutza, Founder and Artistic Director, Mimi Plauché, Programming Director, and Programmers Alex Kopecky and Penny Bartlett proudly announce the winners of the 48th Chicago International Film Festival Competitions.   French filmmaker Leos Carax’s exuberant and euphoric HOLY MOTORS leads this extraordinary group of films with three awards. Carax’s first film, BOY MEETS GIRL, premiered in Chicago in 1984 as part of the 20th Chicago International Film Festival&rsqu...

Industry elites discuss ‘Cinema of the Future’ at CFG-Barco’s digital film summit

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Beijing, China, 13 June 2012 – CFG-Barco (Beijing) Electronics Co. Ltd. (CFG-Barco), a joint venture founded by Barco and China Film Group, today held its ‘Cinema of the Future – 2012 CFG-Barco Digital Film Summit’ in Suzhou. The summit showcased the ‘Cinema of the Future’, presenting Barco’s leading technologies and total solution for the digital cinema industry.   Over 130 experts in China’s film industry participated in the summit, discussing the concept of the ‘cinema ...

Design Showcase West (DSW) celebrated its 10th Anniversary at UCLA School of Theater, F

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Design Showcase West (DSW), a nationally recognized exhibition, will celebrate its 10th Anniversary at UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television (TFT) Saturday, June 9, 2012.  Tony® Award-winning costume designer Judith Dolan, this year’s Keynote Speaker, will address the DSW annual gathering of distinguished guests, leaders of industry craft and design guilds and honorees. Commenting on DSW’s tenth year, TFT Department of Theater Chair, Michael Hackett says, “We are proud of D...

Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Australia: Day 2; News, gossip, celebs

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Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Australia today officially enjoyed day 2 in Sydney, Australia. Yesterday it was Marvel Comics - Marvel Entertainment themed garments from Romance Was Born' that attracted a lot of talk, traffic, eyeballs, media attention and chequebooks we understand, but today the buzz was more evenly spread around. First some goss and background... Fashion luminaries, buyers, celebs and bloggers all descended upon the Overseas Passenger Termin...

31. Istanbul Film Festival Daily: Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow

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YESTERDAY AT THE FESTIVAL • WE HAD ANOTHER DAY FULL OF DOCUMENTARIES AND TURKISH CINEMA! On Wednesday, the middle of the festival, the festival audience was at the theatres for screenings with the participation of actors and directors.• GLOBALIZATION TRILOGY 2001–2011 Director Micha X. Peled has been and will be a guest at festival theatres with his Globalization Trilogy in the “Documentary Time with NTV” section. This amazing series questions the consumer society of today while making...

New York Premiere of Dressing America: Tales from the Garment Center Coverage

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By Maria Esteves – February 5, 2012 The 21st New York Jewish Film Festival 2012 (NYJFF2012) New York Premiere of Dressing America: Tales from the Garment Center directed by Steven Fischler and Joel Sucher was held at the Walter Reade Theater, Monday, January 16, 1:00 PM. A special Q&A session immediately followed with director Steven Fischler and associate producer Phyllis A. Dillon moderated by independent curator Rachel Chanoff, New York Jewish Film Festival. Questions posed to direct...

2012 Sundance Film Festival competition films

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Sundance Institute announced today the films selected for the U.S. and World Cinema Dramatic and Documentary Competitions of the 2012 Sundance Film Festival. The Sundance Film Festival will take place January 19 through 29 in Park City, Salt Lake City, Ogden and Sundance, Utah. The complete list of films is available at www.sundance.org/festival. Robert Redford, Founder and President of Sundance Institute remarked, "We are, and always have been, a festival about the filmmakers. So w...

Battle of Ideas festival highlights

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  Battle of Ideas festival, taking place at the Royal College of Art, London on October 29-30. During the course of the weekend, over 2,250 people will be participating in 75 different debates involving hundreds of incisive and thought-provoking speakers. This year's festival programme includes strands of debate entitled Battle for the World, Battle for Morality, Food Fight, Society Wars, Battle for Our Brains, and Reassessing Politics and Sporting Contests. It also features keyn...

Training : the opportunity to produce a SD3 film from conception to finishing !

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S3D Campus offersexceptional 3D trainings thanks to the support of the MEDIA programmesubsidized by the European Union. Sèvres, 2011,June, 28th - Fewweeks ago, S3D Campus attended to 15 international participants as part of thetraining S3D Production in theory andpractice. The training was supervised by a team of renownedprofessionals, among others Eric Deren, the stereographer of the S3Dblockbuster The Amazing Spiderman (to be released in July 2012) or also BernardMendiburu, author of the refe...

US Film Companies Raise Money For Japan

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  While Hollywood films are the last thing on the minds of the Japanese people as they confront the most challenging period in their modern history since the end of World War II, the effect and response from the US entertainment industry has been swift. Japan represents a huge chunk of the international dollars made mainly by Hollywood films and animation projects. As much as 20% of international revenues for Disney comes from the island nation, and the major studios all have large pres...

54TH SAN FRANCISCO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL ANNOUNCES DOCUMENTARIES IN GOLDEN GATE AWARDS COMPETITION

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12 Feature-length Documentaries from 11 Countries Contend for $60,000 in Cash Prizes   San Francisco, CA – The 54th San Francisco International Film Festival (April 21–May 5) today announced its Documentaries in Competition for the esteemed Golden Gate Awards. The International will award close to $100,000 in total prizes this year. Sixty thousand dollars will be awarded to winners in three categories: investigative documentary feature ($25,000), documentary feature ($20,...

Jane Russell: The Brunette Bombshell

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  The number of film stars who embodied the golden age of Hollywood who are still here to tell the tale are few and far between. However, this evening the Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival (FLIFF) will have one such diva in their presence, Miss Jane Russell. The busty, brunette bombshell who set pulses racing in the 1940s and 1950s made only 25 films in a two decade career, but she was one of the iconic figures who defined Hollywood glamour. The discovery of millionaire Howard H...

STUART CRAIG WILL RECEIVE A SPECIAL AWARD TO PRODUCTION DESIGNER

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It is our great pleasure to announce that this year, during the 18th edition of PLUS CAMERIMAGE Festival, the Special Award to the Production Designer with Unique Visual Sensitivity will be granted to Stuart Craig, production designer on Harry Potter, The English Patient, Gandhi and Agnieszka Holland’s Secret Garden. Stuart Craig has spent the last decade bringing the magical world of Hogwarts to life as production designer on each of the Harry Potter films. His masterful m...

New York: Tribeca 2010 Documentaries

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Documentaries screened at the 2010 Tribeca Film Festival tended to be superior to the feature films in its program an assessment not disputed by its creative director Geoff Gilmore.  In one of the seminars Gilmore admitted that the Sundance festival which he had directed before coming to New York experienced a similar discrepancy.  Similar to the US market position of foreign language films, documentaries play a minor role at the US box office. In the 2009 U.S. total box office of $10.6 billio...

New York: Tribeca 2010 Documentaries

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Documentaries screened at the 2010 Tribeca Film Festival tended to be superior to the feature films in its program an assessment not disputed by its creative director Geoff Gilmore. In one of the seminars Gilmore admitted that the Sundance festival which he had directed before coming to New York experienced a similar discrepancy. Similar to the US market position of foreign language films, documentaries play a minor role at the US box office. In the 2009 U.S. total box office of $10.6 billion,...

Where And What Is Zlin?

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  With less than 2 weeks to go until the 50th anniversary celebrations begin for the ZLIN FILM FESTIVAL, the first major film  event following CANNES, the question I am hearing from associates is: where and what is Zlin? Well, let me answer that with some relevant information on a city both historic and modern. Zlin is a city situated in the southeastern Moravian district of what is now the Czech Republic. The city is a natural metropolis, a city of statues, a university seat and ...

Connecticut Push For Film And TV Production

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  Connecticut Studios, South Windsor, CT  At last week's Connecticut Film Festival (www.ctfilmfest.com), the movers and shakers of the Connecticut film scene assembled at a seminar panel to discuss how film and television production is a vital component in the state's initiatives to create jobs, attract professionals and help the state climb out of the biggest deficit in its history. Economic advisors for several cities in the state as well as the head of the Connecticut Office of Film, Televi...

The 2nd Experimental Forum at Thessaliniki

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The Thessaloniki International Film Festival, committed to discovering and showcasing unique works and to providing exceptional and exclusive cinematic experiences, introduced during the 49th TIFF the Experimental Forum, which was extremely well received by critics and audiences alike. For the 50th edition of the TIFF, the Experimental Forum, which grants emphasis on experimental and avant-garde film and is programmed by Vassilis Bourikas, will present a wide variety of film programs and paralle...

US Independent Film Blues

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The top 20 independent productions grossed about $50 million during first half of 2009 compared to the July 19 weekend gross of $80 million for the latest Harry Potter sequel. Indie's US revenues for the first half of 2009 are estimated to be about half of what it was scored last year.  Whereas in all of 2008 20 studio films netted more than $100 million, it took only seven month into 2009 to reach that number, thus leading to a significant increase of high grossing studio films.  In times of ...

US Independent Film Blues

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The top 20 independent productions grossed about $50 million during first half of 2009 compared to the July 19 weekend gross of $80 million for the latest Harry Potter sequel. Indie's US revenues for the first half of 2009 are estimated to be about half of what it was scored last year. Whereas in all of 2008 20 studio films netted more than $100 million, it took only seven month into 2009 to reach that number, thus leading to a significant increase of high grossing studio films. In times of du...

US Independent Film Blues

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The top 20 independent productions grossed about $50 million during first half of 2009 compared to the July 19 weekend gross of $80 million for the latest Harry Potter sequel. Indie’s US revenues for the first half of 2009 are estimated to be about half of what it was scored last year. Whereas in all of 2008 20 studio films netted more than $100 million, it took only seven month into 2009 to reach that number, thus leading to a significant increase of high grossing studio films. In times of...

60 films lined up from Houston WorldFest

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Houston World Fest will run April 17 - 26, 2009 WorldFest was founded 49 years ago as Cinema Arts, an International Film Society in August, 1961. WorldFest became the third competitive international film festival in North America, following San Francisco and New York. WorldFest is the oldest Independent Film & Video Festival in the World. It evolved into a competitive International Film Festival in April, 1968. It was founded by award-winning producer/director Hunter Todd to present a quality fi...

Jim Wuthrich upped to President, International Home Video and Digital Distribution

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  Thomas Gewecke, President, Warner Bros. Digital Distribution and Ron Sanders, President, Warner Home Video today announced the promotion of Jim Wuthrich to President, International Home Video and Digital Distribution. Warner Bros. created the Home Entertainment Group in 2005 to bring together the complementary home entertainment businesses under one unified strategy. This newly created position furthers those efforts by bringing closer alignment to the Studio’s packaged goods ...

Jim Wuthrich upped at Warner Home Video

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Thomas Gewecke, President, Warner Bros. Digital Distribution and Ron Sanders, President, Warner Home Video today announced the promotion of Jim Wuthrich to President, International Home Video and Digital Distribution. Warner Bros. created the Home Entertainment Group in 2005 to bring together the complementary home entertainment businesses under one unified strategy. This newly created position furthers those efforts by bringing closer alignment to the Studio’s packaged goods and digital busin...

The lineup of the 21st Tokyo International Film Festival (TIFF)

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On September 18 (Thu), the lineup of the 21st Tokyo International Film Festival (TIFF) was announced at a press conference at Roppongi Hills venue, one month prior to its commencement. Hideyuki Takai, President, Japan Association for International Promotion of the Moving Image, was introduced as a person who is an authority of visual manufacturing industry and content business, bureaucracy, politics and business both domestic and worldwide. Tatsumi Yoda, the TIFF Chairman, spoke of his aspir...
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