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Interview with New York Film Festival Program Director Richard Pena

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Interview with New York Film Festival Program Director Richard Pena By Maria Esteves - October 26, 2009 Dedicated to the loving memory of Florence Perlow Shientag (September 9, 1908 - October 7, 2009)As Lincoln Center celebrates it's 50th Anniversary (October 15, 2009 - January 16, 2010), Richard Pena (RP) program director and chairman of the selection committee at The Film Society of Lincoln Center presents Italian Neorealism and the Birth of Modern Cinema at the Walter Reade Theater, October 3...

Interview with New York Film Festival Program Director Richard Pena

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By Maria Esteves - October 26, 2009Dedicated to the loving memory of Florence Perlow Shientag (September 9, 1908 - October 7, 2009)As Lincoln Center celebrates it's 50th Anniversary (October 15, 2009 - January 16, 2010), Richard Pena (RP) program director and chairman of the selection committee at The Film Society of Lincoln Center presents Italian Neorealism and the Birth of Modern Cinema at the Walter Reade Theater, October 30 - November 24, 2009. Pena discovered his love of film early in l...

10th Hong Kong Jewish Film Festival

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The Hong Kong Jewish Film Festival is Asia-Pacific`s first and (so far) only festival showcasing the best Jewish-themed film from around the world. The 10th Hong Kong Jewish Film Festival will run from 14-22 November this year at IFC Mall: 1 Harbour View Street Hong Kong, Hong Kong phone: +852 2295 3308   List of the films presented: Adam Resurrected Germany/Israel, 2008, 106 minutes, 35 mm, English w/ Chinese subtitles Director: Paul...

The 7th World Film Festival of Bangkok

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The 7th World Film Festival of Bangkok is held from 6th November to 15th November 2009. This year's festival will introduce a record number of film premieres from Thailand and Asia, as well as a full schedule of films and shorts with many outstanding surprises for local film lovers. The festival opens with Mundane History by Anocha Suwichakornpong and closes with Rocksteady: The Roots of Reggae, a musical journey back to the golden age of Jamaican reggae. Reflect...

The Jury from Karlovy Vary

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Grand JuryThe Grand Jury is presenting the Awards including the Grand Prix - Crystal Globe in the Official Selection - CompetitionClaudie Ossard, President of the Grand JuryThe career of this distinguished film producer and leading figure of French film began in advertising. As producer, she introduced the likes of Martin Scorsese and Emir Kusturica to the realm of advertising. In 1986 she gave her successful debut as a film producer with Jean-Jacques Beineix's Betty Blue, which brought her an O...

French producer Claudie Ossard will preside the Karlovy VaryThe Grand Jury

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The Grand Jury is presenting the Awards including the Grand Prix - Crystal Globe in the Official Selection - Competition Claudie Ossard, President of the Grand Jury The career of this distinguished film producer and leading figure of French film began in advertising. As producer, she introduced the likes of Martin Scorsese and Emir Kusturica to the realm of advertising. In 1986 she gave her successful debut as a film producer with Jean-Jacques Beineix's Betty Blue, which brought her an Oscar nom...

Hamptons Fest Screenwriters’ Lab

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The Hamptons International Film Festival will host its 9th annual Screenwriters’ Lab cosponsored by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation this April 3 – 5 in East Hampton, NY. Over the course of one long weekend, emerging screenwriters will have the opportunity to meet one-on-one each day with established screenwriting mentors who will advise them on how to develop their scripts and move their projects closer to production. Within this supportive environment, the screenwriters are encouraged to tak...

Her Mate's Boyfriend

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Director: Przemek Mlynczyk.
Before joining the Salesians, Przemek Kawecki (Kawa) was a skinhead. The unexpected trip to the Tatra mountains with his friend, has changed his life totally The film tells the story of a young Pole who, having all the possibilities of career, desides to become a monk. The current reality of Poland has a lot of problems that he will be forced to solve. Some of them are too hard at the moment.

8 Emerging Directors to Receive Film Independent Fellowship and Support Services-

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Film Independent, the non-profit arts organization that produces the Spirit Awards and Los Angeles Film Festival, has announced the filmmakers and film projects selected for its 8th annual Directors Lab, sponsored by Eastman Kodak Company. Taking place in Los Angeles from now until the end of March, the Directors Lab is an intensive eight-week incubator designed to assist directors with strong, original voices develop new narrative feature films, improve their craft, and advance their filmmakin...

Peace And Human Security Media Festival

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The Festival will feature films, radio & TV programs, photos, paintings, drawings, sculpture, theatrical & other performances, print journalism, music, computer software, websites, prose, & poetry contributing to international peace and human security.

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14th Annual 2008 Directors Guild of America Eastern Student Film Awards

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By Maria Esteves - December 30, 2008 The 14th Annual 2008 Directors Guild of America (DGA) Eastern Student Film Awards was held at the Academy Theater, New York, Monday, December 15, 2008, 7:00 PM. The award honors the best minority and women student filmmakers in the East Coast, USA. Producer/director Ted Bogosian, DGA student film Awards chair committee, Eastern directors council, introduced award presenter DGA First VP/PAC leadership council co-chair Paris Barclay, executive producer IN T...

Oregon Media Arts Fellowships Awards

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Oregon Media Arts Fellowships Awarded to Three FilmmakersThe Oregon Media Arts Fellowship, established to recognize and support the work of Oregon film and video makers, announced its 2008 awards November 9 at the 35th Northwest Film & Video Festival to Portland filmmakers Brian Lindstrom, Andrew Blubaugh and Lawrence Johnson. Each received $5,000 Fellowships administered by the Northwest Film Center.The Fellowship program is funded by the Oregon Arts Commission, Oregon Public Broadcasting and t...

African Diaspora Film Festival to open November 28th , 2008

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      Gospel Hill will open the 16th Annual African Diaspora Film Festival to be held in six venues in Manhattan from November 28 to December 14, 2008. The directorial debut of Giancarlo Esposito, this year’s ADFF Opening Night film will be one of 50 New York City premieres among 86 titles representing 40 countries. In this romantic drama with a stellar cast that includes Danny Glover, Angela Bassett, Samuel L. Jackson, Julia Stiles, Adam...

Martesko-Fenster new Managing Director of the Babelgum Online Film Fest

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Babelgum, the free, independent web TV platform, today announced the appointment of Karol Martesko-Fenster as General Manager & Publisher of the company’s Film Division. Martesko-Fenster will oversee all aspects of the film offering on Babelgum, expanding programming acquisitions and partnerships and global film industry and festival activities. Karol will also assume the role of Managing Director of the annual Babelgum Online Film Festival working closely with creator Stefania Valenti and Jur...

HIS GRANDDAUGHTER REMEMBERS W.C. FIELDS

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                W.C. FIELDS A PERSONAL GLANCE AT W.C. FIELDS   Although Dr. Harriet FIELDS never got a chance to call the stage, silent film and talkies comic legend 'Grandpa' (he died shortly before she was born), as the only granddaughter of the star, she feels strongly about familiarising the world with the true persona of the artist. Prese...

Menahem GOLAN Jury member of the Official Competition CAMERA 300

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The International Jury of the Official Competition CAMERA 300 at the 29th International Cinematographers’ Film Festival MANAKI BROTHERS will be composed of the following members:Christian BERGER, Cinematographer (Austria) – President of the JuryHe is one of the leading Austrian cinematographers, also working as director, writer, producer, actor and professor at the Vienna Film Academy. He became world wide famous by working with the leading Austrian director Michael Haneke. He developed the ...

9th New York International Latino Film Festival Awards Ceremony

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By Maria Esteves - August 19, 2008 The Ninth Annual New York International Latino Film Festival (NYILFF) 2008 Awards Ceremony presented by HBO was held at El Morocco Theater & Nightclub, Sunday, July 27, 2008, 8:00 PM. The award acknowledges the best in filmmaking and emerging directors of Latino descent. The award announcers were NYILFF founder/executive director Calixto Chinchilla and executive director Elizabeth Gardner. A special live performance by Comedy Troupe, ROOM 28 preceded the c...

8th New York International Latino Film Festival Awards Ceremony

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By Maria Esteves - August 21, 2007 The 8th Annual New York International Latino Film Festival (NYILFF) 2007Awards Ceremony presented by HBO was held at Arena, Sunday, July 29, 2007, 8:00pm. The award acknowledges the best in filmmaking and emerging directors of Latino descent. The award announcers were founder/executive director Calixto Chinchilla and executive director Elizabeth Gardner, NYILFF. Since 1998, NYILFF was founded by Calixto Chinchilla to assist emerging Latino filmmaker's contr...

New York Spotlight On Polish Cinema

 Tuesday, May 13------Poland has had an active film industry since the beginning of the 20th century and continues to be one of the most active players on the Eastern European film scene. Having produced such acknowledged film masters as Roman Polanski, Andrzej Wajda, Agnieszka Holland, Krzysztof Kieślowski, Jan Lenica, Lech Majewski and Jerzy Skolimowski, the Polish film scene has flourished, even under the strict demands of 40 years of Communist rule. As the economic dynamo of the “new Eur...

International Film Guide (from Wallflower Press) party at Tribeca

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One of the fab parties this week at the Tribeca Film Festival was the Tuesday evening bash at BAR 13, hosted by Wallflower Press, the largest publisher of film books and magazines in the United Kingdom. Yoram Allon, Editorial Director and Publisher, was in Gotham with his wife Nicky Allon and editor Ian Haydn Smith as part of the company’s North American launch of the INTERNATIONAL FILM GUIDE, the authoritative Yearbook of International Cinema, and FILM & FESTIVALS MAGAZINE, a quarterly coveri...

Wallflower Press Launch At Tribeca Film Festival

Thursday, May 1--------One of the fab parties this week at the Tribeca Film Festival was the Tuesday evening bash at BAR 13, hosted by Wallflower Press, the largest publisher of film books and magazines in the United Kingdom. Yoram Allon, Editorial Director and Publisher, was in Gotham with his wife Nicky Allon and editor Ian Haydn Smith as part of the company’s North American launch of the INTERNATIONAL FILM GUIDE, the authoritative Yearbook of International Cinema, and FILM & FESTIVALS M...

Cannes lève le voile sur sa programmation

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Le 61e FESTIVAL DE CANNES se tiendra...à Cannes du 14 au 25 mai Le jury des longs métrages est présidé par Sean PENN, (Acteur, réalisateur, scénariste américain)Il sera entouré deSergio CASTELLITTO (Acteur, réalisateur, scénariste italien)Natalie PORTMAN (Actrice israélo-américaine)Alfonso CUARON (Réalisateur mexicain)Apichatpong WEERASETHAKUL (Réalisateur thaïlandais)Alexandra Maria LARA (Actrice allemande)Rachid BOUCHAREB (Réalisateur français)le Jury d...

La programmation du 61e FESTIVAL DE CANNES du 14 au 25 mai

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Le 61e FESTIVAL DE CANNES se tiendra...à Cannes du 14 au 25 mai.On retrouve dans la compétition les grands habitués palmés du festival tels Eastwood, les frères Dardenne, Kusturiza,Wim Wenders, Steven Soderbergh et une programmation assez brillante. Desplechin, Atom Egoyan, walter Salles et bien d'autres reviennet à Cannes pour notre plus grand plaisir. Les projections hors compétitions des "grosses machines" nord américaines tiendront la croisette en ha...

La programmation du 61e FESTIVAL DE CANNES du 14 au 25 mai

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    LES JURYS DU 61e FESTIVAL Jury des longs métrages Sean PENN, Président (Acteur, réalisateur, scénariste américain) Sergio CASTELLITTO (Acteur, réalisateur, scénariste italien) Natalie PORTMAN (Actrice israélo-américaine) Alfonso CUARON (Réalisateur mexicain) Apichatpong WEERASETHAKUL (Réalisateur thaïlandais) Alexandra Maria LARA (Actrice allemande) Rachid BOUCHAREB (Réalisateur français)   Jury de la Cinéfondation et des courts métrages HOU Hsiao...

LEO AND JENKINS WIN TOP ACTING HONORS, AT THE 10TH ANNUAL THE METHOD FEST INDEPENDENT FILM FESTIVAL

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  Melissa Leo won the Time Warner Cable Geraldine Page Award for Best Actress for her performance in Lullaby, and Richard Jenkins took home the Charter Communications John Garfield Award for Best Actor for his role in The Visitor, as the 10th annual The Method Fest independent film festival announced its winners at the Awards Ceremony, Thursday night at Viewpoint Schools Carlson Family Theatre in Calabasas. The performances this year in film at the festival exceeded anything we had see...

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