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Oscar buzz already surrounds some of Telluride 33 features

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Today marks the close of the 34th Telluride Film Festival, presented by the National Film Preserve and Apple. The sold out Festival featured many of this year’s highly anticipated films from across the globe. This celebration of art and film set among the beauty of the Rockies opened Friday, August 31 and closed today, September 3.The Festival paid tribute to three film luminaries including Daniel Day-Lewis, whose award was presented by surprise guest Paul Thomas Anderson, director of the upco...

It's Showtime at The Telluride Film Festival

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The 34th Telluride Film Festival celebrates the best in film, past, present and future, from all around the globe, the Festival kicks off another exciting weekend packed with tributes, features, documentaries, shorts, conversations and panel discussions. The Festival opens today Friday, August 31 and runs through Monday, September 3.The Festival will pay tribute to three film luminaries including Daniel Day-Lewis, who captivated filmgoers with his performances in ROOM WITH A VIEW, THE UNBEARABLE...

Bob Hoskins At The Edinburgh Film Festival

 Tuesday, August 7--------Bob Hoskins, one of the most respected English actors of his generation, will be honored at the upcoming Edinburgh International Film Festival, which opens on August 15th and runs through August 26. On the first Friday of the Festival, August 17th, the prolific actor will appear on-stage to discuss his diverse career. This has included stellar work over the past three decades, where the chameleon actor has had the opportunity to portray such historical figures as J Ed...

AFI Top 100 Films of All Time

Thursday, June 21---------The American Film Institute has revealed the Top 100 Films of the Past 100 Years during a special telecast on the CBS Network last evening. Drawing on a group of cinemaphiles and film experts, the AFI has compiled its list with one major criteria.....what American films have stood the test of time and remain enduring icons of cinema excellence? Of course, by restricting the list to American (and almost exclusively Hollywood) titles, the list is a little suspect, but it ...

4 films focused on Coca at Cine Las Americas

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The 10th Cine Las Americas International Film Festival program will present a program of four films that explore the issues facing Bolivia’s indigenous farmers of coca.Through both documentary and narrative films, audiences will explore the many resonances of the debate over coca, a plant of great cultural value in Bolivia’s indigenous communities, and of great controversy throughout the Americas.“Our Coca Culture program highlights films shot in Bolivia, but more than that, portrays a reg...

HanWay Films and Celluloid Dreams join forces to create Dreamachine

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Jeremy Thomas and Hengameh Panahi announce today the merger of HanWay Films and Celluloid Dreams to create Dreamachine. Based in London, Paris and Toronto the new venture creates a substantial independent sales, production and financing house with a library of 500 titles comprising a Who’s Who of the world’s greatest filmmakers.Panahi and Thomas act as joint chairmen, with Panahi specifically overseeing acquisitions and production. Tim Haslam acts as CEO, with particular responsibility for s...

HOW WOULD YOU LIKE TO BE STUCK IN AN AIRPORT FOR TWO DAYS AND LIVE TO TELL ABOUT

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Bob and I headed out to La Guardia Airport 2/15 for a 11am flight to attend a screening of our film KNOW WHO YOUR TALKING TO at the Magnolia Independent Film Festival in Starkville, Mississippi but we never got there. The earlier snowstorm got us bumped and placed on standby for two days(Thurs and Fri). Our festival contacts were going back and forth to the airport to pick us up and were worried. It was totally draining and disappointing. We really wanted to be at the festival. After two days of...

Going Global: KWYTO accepted at India's Pumelo International Film Festival 2007

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The unique power of film is being recognized beyond the USA with the acceptance of  Malcolm Entertainment's, "KNOW WHO YOU'RE TALKING TO" as an official selection of the Pumelo International Film Festival in Mumbai, India 3/5-3/8/07. Sometimes just a whiff of a good story can lead to a buzz and then growing interest in a movie that we're very, very proud of and firmly entrenched in reality from a story standpoint. Reviews have been good and encourage us that we have somet...

Join Us At The Magnolia Independent Film Festival 2007

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We were just informed that our short film KNOW WHO YOU'RE TALKING TO  has become an official selection at the Magnolia Independent Film Festival 2007. Come on out and hang out in Starkville, Mississippi 2/15-2/17/07 with Malcolm Entertainment and all the other filmmakers and watch movies and have a ball. Why Not?...

Fashion In Film Festival

  Saturday, March 24-----Just in time for the first weekend of Spring, the Museum of the Moving Image melds two New York obsessions, fashion and film, in a mini-festival embrace that is a double feast for the eyes. Fashionistas and film buffs will mix and mingle at this weekend's festivities, held in the newly fashionable Astoria section of Queens, known by some as the Way East Side. Come bedazzled and be dazzled. More information on the program is available on the website of the Museum of...

Meet the BIFF Jurors

Wednesday, March 21-----Acclaimed actors Carrie Fisher and Richard Dreyfuss are serving as the co-chairs of the Jury at the 2007 Bermuda International Film Festival. The Jury is charged with the duty of deciding the winning films in three categories: Mary-Jean Mitchell Green Award for Best Narrative Feature, Best Documentary, and the M3 Wireless Bermuda Shorts Award.     Carrie Fisher is the actress/novelist/television personality daughter of singer/actress Debbie Reynolds and singer/actor...

Adelaide Fest Natuzzi and Fipresci prize winners announced

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The Adelaide Film Festival is delighted to announce STILL LIFE by Jia Zhang-Ke as the winner of the inaugural NATUZZI International Award for Best Feature Film with special mention to SYNDROMES AND A CENTURY by Apichatpong Weerasethakul, and DARATT by Mahamat-Saleh Haroun, as winner of the FIPRESCI International Critics Award for Best First or Second Feature. The winners were announced last night, at the closing night of the Adelaide Film Festival and world premiere screening of Rolf de Heer’s...

New York Celebrates Arab and Asian Cinema

Tuesday, February 27----New York film buffs have the opportunity to experience the creative vitality and sociopolitical realities of North Africa, the Middle East and South Asia at the 2007 New York Arab & South Asian Film Festival (NYASAFF), which began last weekend and continues through Sunday, March 4th. The Festival is a collaborative effort among several cultural and media organizations, including Alwan For The Arts, 3rd i NY, South Asian Women's Creative Collective and Downtown ...

Writers Guild of America Screenplay Nominees

Friday, January 19----The Writers Guild of America, West (WGAW) and the Writers Guild of America, East (WGAE) have announced nominations for outstanding achievement in writing for the screen during the 2006 season. Chosen by a membership of their peers, this is the highest accolade a screenwriter can hope for, aside from a Best Screenplay Oscar. WRITERS GUILD OF AMERICA NOMINATIONS BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY Guillermo Arriaga, BABEL Michael Arndt, LITTLE MISS SUNSHINE Peter Morgan, THE QU...

THE DEPARTED Scores Big At The Critics Choice Awards

Monday, January 15-----The Critics Choice Awards, chosen by members of the Broadcast Film Critics Association (BFCA), were announced at a gala awards ceremony in Los Angeles on Friday. Coming just days before the Golden Globe ceremonies, to be held later tonight, and just two weeks before the Oscar nominations are announced, the clear momentum for certain films and talents seems to be reaching a crescendo. Unless there are some major surprises this evening at the Golden Globes ceremonies, the w...

Bahamas Film Fest with Sean Connery and Nicolas Cage.

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Though clouded by a lack of the customary Bahamian sun, this festival branded as ‘cinema in paradise’ and guided by ‘Spirit of Freedom’ and ‘New Visions” awards in the documentary and narrative sections completed its third edition at the upscale Atlantis Hotel on December 10th.Over a four day period more than 60 fifty films were screened including selections spotlighting recent Caribbean and Bahamanian film making, family oriented productions, and films in the Nicolas Cage Retrospe...

Broadcast film critics weigh in with their nominees

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The marathon of end-of-the-year film nominees continues, with the announcement of the choice by the Broadcast Film Critics Association (BFCA) of their annual Critics Choice Awards. The Association is the largest film critics organization in the United States and Canada, representing 200 television, radio and online critics. Founded in 1995, the BFCA presents its annual Critics Choice Awards each year to honor the finest achievements in filmmaking. The winners will be revealed at a gala awards ce...

Broadcast Film Critics Weigh In With Their Nominees

Monday, December 18----The marathon of end-of-the-year film nominees continues, with the announcement of the choice by the Broadcast Film Critics Association (BFCA) of their annual Critics Choice Awards. The Association is the largest film critics organization in the United States and Canada, representing 200 television, radio and online critics. Founded in 1995, the BFCA presents its annual Critics Choice Awards each year to honor the finest achievements in filmmaking. The winners will be...

Denver Film Festival (SDFF29) line up

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The 29th Starz Denver Film Festival (SDFF29), produced by the Denver Film Society, rolls out the red carpet November 9 - 19, 2006. This year’s festival features a Salute to Canadian Cinema and will screen over 200 films with 14 premieres (2 world premieres, 5 North American premieres and 8 U.S premieres). 29 countries are represented this year: Argentina, Austria, Canada, China, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Great Britain, India, Iran, Israel, Italy, Japan, Latvia, Mongoli...

The Bahamas International Film Festival

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3rd Annual BAHAMAS INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVALDecember 7 – 10, 2006The Bahamas International Film Festival (BIFF) kicks off its third annual celebration of films, events and panels presented amidst idyllic Bahamian settings on December 7th – 10th, 2006. Festival attendees will delight in the nation’s tropical beauty and cultural charms thanks to Founding Sponsors Atlantis Paradise Island Resort and the Islands of The Bahamas Ministry of Tourism. Audiences will enjoy BIFF screenings at the...

Celebrity Watch: Who's In Town

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Friday, November 10----More and more film directors, actors and personalities are descending on Fort Lauderdale, as the film festival enters its final weekend. The number of parties and special events make this not only the cultural high point but also the social "must attend" event of the week. WHO'S IN TOWN Mel Stuart The award-winning producer/director, who entertained audiences with anecdotes yesterday evening at a rare screening of his Emmy Award winning documentary MAN RAY: PROPHET OF TH...

Northwest Film & Video Festival Schedule of Events

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33rd Northwest Film & Video Festival Schedule of EventsShowing November 10-November 18The Northwest Film & Video Festival, officially kicks off Friday, November 10th with a program of short films at 7pm at Cinema 21 Theatre. After the show there will be an Opening Night Party with musical guests Eux Autres at the Laura Russo Gallery. Admission for Opening Night festivities are $10 for screening and party or $10 for party alone. The Festival, playing throughout the week at the Whitsell Auditoriu...

Essential Cinema: The Lady Vanishes

Tuesday, October 10----If it had not been for the success of THE LADY VANISHES, David O. Selznick perhaps would not have imported its director, Alfred Hitchcock, to Hollywood. If Hitchcock did not have his astonishly long and prolific career in Hollywood, who knows what the landscape of film art would look like. Yes, he was (and is) that influential. Hitchcock was not only the most popular director in Hollywood history because of his films, although their continued shelf life remains an indus...

London will rock you: highlight on music films in the fest

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MUSIC FILM HIGHLIGHTS IN THE FESTIVAL: World Premiere - SCOTT WALKER: 30 CENTURY MAN, Dir Stephen Kijak - Scott Walker went from jobbing bassist on Sunset Strip to iconic figure in Britain's 60s music scene, initially finding pop stardom with The Walker Brothers, then making a series of critically acclaimed and still treasured solo albums. Wilderness years and a brief Walker Brothers reunion followed, and he was on his way to being written off as a Radio 2 crooner, until some of the savvier memb...

Short Films To Unspool At Film Festival

The Danish Poet Tuesday, September 12----Short films from around the world will be heavily represented at the Martha's Vineyard International Film Festival, which kicks off this Thursday. First up, the Festival presents a Showcase of International Short Films, to screen on Friday evening at the Vineyard Playhouse, one of the Festival's key screening venues. The program highlights four films that have won awards and acclaim at previous international film festivals. The four superb short form fi...

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