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Tribeca Film Festival audience Awards to ANY DAY NOW and BURN

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The 11th annual Tribeca Film Festival (TFF), co-founded by Robert De Niro, Jane Rosenthal and Craig Hatkoff, announced the winners of the two Audience Awards tonight at the wrap party in New York City. This year for the first time two awards—one for narrative and one for documentary—were given to the audience choices for the best films. Any Day Now, directed by Travis Fine, was chosen to receive the Narrative award and BURN, directed by Tom Putnam and Brenna Sanchez, was chosen for the Doc...

Sean Connery's animated feat ure film "SIR BILLI" premieres at SONOMA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL

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SIR BILLI, the first full-length animated feature to be produced entirely in Scotland, will get its first international screening at the 15th annual Sonoma International Film Festival, April 11th-15th, 2012.                                      Sir Sean Connery, Tessa Hartmann and Sascha Hartmann in Sir B...

2012 Tribeca Film Festival Announces Film Selections For Spotlight And Cinemania Sections And Special Screenings

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The Tribeca Film Festival (TFF), presented by American Express, today announced its feature film selections in the Spotlight and Cinemania sections, as well as Special Screenings and the Tribeca/ESPN Sports Film Festival lineup. The 11th edition of the Festival will take place from April 18 to April 29 in New York City. The Spotlight section screens 34 films, 22 narratives and 12 documentaries that demonstrate the breadth of films at the Tribeca Film Festival. Nineteen films in the selection wi...

Oliver Stone will receive the Lifetime Achievement Award at next Savannah fest

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Oliver Stone ("Platoon," "Wall Street") will receive the Lifetime Achievement Award along with Academy Award-nominated, Golden Globe-nominated, Emmy Award-winning actress Lily Tomlin ("9 to 5," "All of Me") at the 14th annual Savannah Film Festival. The festival, which will take place Oct. 29 to Nov. 5, will also honor Golden Globe-nominated, Emmy and Tony award-winning actress Ellen Barkin ("The Big Easy," "Ocean's Thirteen") with an...

The Burlesque Book: Show Biz Glamour

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  Envy the lucky movie musical fan who found the companion book to BURLESQUE, the season's most flashy movie musical, in their Christmas stocking. This glossy tome, with an introduction by the film's diva legend Cher and a foreword by its breakout star, singer/dancer-turned-actress Christina Aguilera, is that rare example of a book that illuminates the film that it features.....something that used to be standard issue in the embrace between cinema and publishing, but is extremely rare t...

San Francisco International Animation Festival

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The San Francisco Film Society presents the fifth annual San Francisco International Animation Festival (SFIAF), a four-day celebration of the Bay Area's preeminence as a hub for one of the most creative forms in cinema, November 11 - 14 at Landmark's Embarcadero Center Cinema. This year's International Animation Festival ranges from FX-based features to family-friendly cartoons and includes Hayao Miyazaki protégé Sunao Katabuchi's Mai Mai Miracle, the Decemberists-inspired Here Come the Waves...

It's Raining Film at RAINDANCE

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  Well, no one ever accused London of hogging too much of the world's great weather. In fact, it can be said that one of the reasons for the imperialistic urges of the British Empire was to find sunny climes and get out of the fucking rain. Well, rain is not a bad thing when it is a celluloid downpour, and that is what is on tap when the 18th edition of the Raindance Film Festival begins in London on Wednesday evening. This year’s lineup, which includes 69 UK Premieres, is a co...

18th Raindance Film Festival - Press Launch

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 The 18th Edition of the Raindance Film Festival has officially been announced. The festival's opening film will be "JACKBOOTS IN WHITEHALL" dir. Edward & Rory McHenry and starring Ewan McGregor, Rosamunde Pike, Richard E. Grant, Timothy Spall, Tom Wilkinson, Alan Cumming, Richard Griffiths, Stephen Merchant and Richard O'Brien - a satirical animation presenting the possibility, back in WWII, what would have happened had the Nazis invaded England. The closing film will be &...

Cannes 2010 amFar Gala diner and auction

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Featuring Emily Blunt, Elizabeth Banks, Kate Beckinsale, Russell Crowe, Sean Penn, Diane Kruger, Kristin Scott Thomas, Naomi Watts, Rachel Bilson, Mary J Blige, Alan Cumming, Naomi Campbell, Kirsten Dunst, Marion Cotillard, Benicio Del Toro, Harvey Weinstein, Giorgio Armani, Ana Beatriz Barros, Roberto Cavalli, amfAR Chairman Kenneth Cole, Peter Dundas, Tom Ford, Cuba Gooding Jr., Eva Green, Natalie Imbruglia, Ryan Kavanaugh, Karl Lagerfeld, Diego Luna, Bar Refaeli, Carine Roitfeld, Mallika Sh...

The Cannes amfAR Star Studded party

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  Since 1993, wonderful Cinema Against Aids events around the world have raised money for lifesaving AIDS research. The seventeenth annual Cinema Against AIDS, held during the Cannes Film Festival, is a black-tie event featuring a cocktail reception, dinner, and live auction. Over the years, Cinema Against AIDS has become the most eagerly anticipated and best-publicized party held during the Cannes Film Festival. Cinema Against AIDS events are always marked by unforgettable momen...

New York Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Fall/Winter 2010 Coverage and Photos

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By Maria Esteves - March 10, 2010 The snowy winter conditions, news of designer Alexander McQueen's death and recent Haiti's earthquake set the tone at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week in New York Fall/Winter 2010 (MBFW/FW10) which celebrated its final season in the iconic Bryant Park Tents, February 11-18, 2010. Produced by IMG Fashion, this season included over 80 outstanding shows in the Tents hosted by designers from all over the world such as Custo Barcelona, Perry Ellis, Diane von Furstenber...

The Edinburgh International Film Festival Award Winners announced

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The Edinburgh International Film Festival announced the winners in the twelve competition categories for both feature and short films. The awards were presented by EIFF Artistic Director Hannah McGill, Deputy Artistic Director Diane Henderson and Patrons Sir Sean Connery and Seamus McGarvey on the closing day of the Festival at a public ceremony in Filmhouse. This year's winners are:Michael Powell Award for Best New British Feature Film, sponsored by the UK Film CouncilMOON - Directed by Duncan ...

The Edinburgh International Film Festival Awards

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The Edinburgh International Film Festival today announced the winners in the twelve competition categories for both feature and short films. The awards were presented by EIFF Artistic Director Hannah McGill, Deputy Artistic Director Diane Henderson and Patrons Sir Sean Connery and Seamus McGarvey on the closing day of the Festival at a public ceremony in Filmhouse. This year’s winners are:Michael Powell Award for Best New British Feature Film, sponsored by the UK Film CouncilMOON – Directed ...

Juries and news from Edinburgh

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Today the Edinburgh International Film Festival (EIFF), announced 2009’s Michael Powell Jury in addition to the other five juries deliberating across the Festival’s awards. President of this year’s Michael Powell Jury is director Joe Wright (ATONEMENT; PRIDE & PREJUDICE). Joining him on the Jury are journalist, broadcaster and author Janet Street-Porter; USA Today film critic Claudia Puig; Academy Award® Best Actor nominee and Broadway legend Frank Langella (FROST/NIXON; GOOD NIGHT AND GO...

Sean Connery and array of stars to attend Edinburgh

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Edinburgh International Film Festival (EIFF) Managing Director Ginnie Atkinson and Artistic Director Hannah McGill, today announced some of the expected guests at this year’s Festival as well as the film line-up for the Festival’s free outdoor screenings, FILM FESTIVAL UNDER THE STARS, in association with Homecoming Scotland.Returning to Scotland in 2009 are expected guests including: Alan Cumming, Alfonso Cuarón, Andrea Arnold, Anthony Dod Mantle, Bill Forsyth, Brenda Blethyn, Darren Arono...

Gen Art FF Closing Night and Awards Ceremony

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Friday, April 11--------The 13th Annual Gen Art Film Festival Presented by Acura wrapped an exciting week with the U.S. Premiere of THE TAKE, an intense policier directed by Brad Furman and starring John Leguizamo and Rosie Perez. The film opens in theaters in New York and Los Angeles today. A packed audience attended the Closing Night Screening at the newly dubbed Visual Arts Theater, recently purchased by the School of Visual Arts. Director Brad Furman was visibly moved by the strong audience ...

News from 4th Big Apple Film Festival

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Three days after the Margaret Mead Film & Video Festival wraps up on November 11, the Big Apple Film Festival kicks off downtown, leaving plenty of time to change out of Berkinstocks and into those Tory Burches. Now entering its fourth year, BAFF showcases New York indie cinema in addition to work from elsewhere in the country and world. Some 54 titles—ginned from 600 submissions--will be screened from November 14th to 17th at Tribeca Cinemas.Opening the four-day bash are two directorial debu...

Big Apple Film Festival Highlights

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The 4th Annual Big Apple Film Festival will take place November 14-17 at the Tribeca Cinemas in New York City. The festival will features 54 films in a variety of categories including features, shorts, documentaries, animation and student films. The festival will also include panel discussions, special guests and nightly receptions. Tickets, schedule of events and additional information are now available online at www.bigapplefilmfestival.com.SPECIAL FILM FEATURES•(Opening Night) “Suffering ...

Big Apple Film Festival HIGHLIGTHS

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The 4th Annual Big Apple Film Festival will take place November 14-17 at the Tribeca Cinemas in New York City. The festival will features 54 films in a variety of categories including features, shorts, documentaries, animation and student films. The festival will also include panel discussions, special guests and nightly receptions. Tickets, schedule of events and additional information are now available online at www.bigapplefilmfestival.com.SPECIAL FILM FEATURES•(Opening Night) “Suffering ...

SXSW Film 2007 To Open with ‘The Lookout,’

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The South by Southwest (SXSW) Film Conference & Festival is happy to announce its Opening Night Film for the 2007 festival, occurring March 9-17 in Austin, Texas. On March 9, SXSW will host the World Premiere of 'The Lookout', written and directed by Oscar-nominated ('Out Of Sight') screenwriter Scott Frank. Starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Isla Fisher, Matthew Goode, and Jeff Daniels, the new film is a crime thriller with a twist. Gordon-Levitt stars as a small-town athlete who becomes the unlike...

New York Times Arts and Leisure Weekend Begins On Friday

Tuesday, January 2----The New York Times Arts and Leisure Weekend, which begins this coming Friday, is fast becoming one of New York’s most anticipated cultural events of the new year. With a mix of discussions, panels, concert performances and other delights in the fields of theater, dance, film and music, the Weekend is bringing a post-Holidays lift to the Big Apple. The Arts and Leisure Weekend will present several film programs….a combination of screenings of some of the year’s most...

BIFA British Independent Film Awards: a disapointed Queen

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Wednesday, 29th November saw stars and leading figures of the British film industry turn up to celebrate the British Independent Film Awards at Hammersmith Palais, London.In its ninth year, the British Independent Film Awards (BIFAs) have established themselves as one of the most important awards ceremonies in the British film industry and are regarded as the kick-off to the Awards Season. The BIFAs celebrate the best of British talent, including Helen Mirren who is this year's Variety UK Film A...

Question And Answer Session with Sue Kramer of GRAY MATTERS

Sunday, November 5-----Audiences hooped and hollered at last night’s screening of the romantic comedy GRAY MATTERS, the directorial debut of Sue Kramer. The film, a frothy comedy about sexual identity and embracing one’s inner beauty, was shot on location in New York City, and the city itself is one of the film’s more interesting characters. Heather Graham, of BOOGIE NIGHTS fame, stars as a perky advertising executive who lives with her brother and best friend, played by ED’s Thomas...

Something For Everyone On Saturday

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Saturday, November 4----As the winds howl (South Florida is experiencing a high wind alert this weekend), Saturday's schedule at the Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival is certainly a full one, with back to back films at the Cinema Paradiso and Parker Playhouse that appeal to all tastes and sensibilities. It is expected to be an exhausting day for Festival staff and visiting filmmakers, but a satisfying one. The full day of events begins quite lyrically with a free screening at 9:45am...

British Independent Film Awards Queen and King are high

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9TH ANNUAL BRITISH INDEPENDENT FILM AWARDS ANNOUNCE NOMINATIONS AND JURY TODAY AT SOHO HOUSE In its ninth year, the British Independent Film Awards (BIFAs) has established itself as one of the most important awards ceremonies in the British film industry and is regarded as a kick-off to the Awards Season. BIFA prides itself on providing a platform for up and coming talent and this year has increased the number of nominations in the Most Promising Newcomer Category as there was so much talent to ...

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