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Friday, January 26---On the eve of the Festival's closing weekend, several impressive distribution deals have been announced, which have made this one of the more active Festivals in recent years. In light of the box office and awards bonanza of the little-film-that-could LITTLE MISS SUNSHINE (a Sundance pick-up last year for Fox Searchlight), acquisition execs have been aggressive in snatching up films with equal potential. Of course, whether these were wise decisions that will pay off hands...

Borat heading to conquer Capri Hollywood

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Borat, the smash cult-film hit of the autumn, will be previewed at the Capri, Hollywood International Film Festival on Friday, December 29. (www.caprihollywood.com). After opening to big box office and big laughs in the United States, the creation of British comedian Sacha Baron Cohen has spread to the United Kingdom and France, and now will come to Italy for the great festival on the Blue Island after a stop at the Festival of Rome. In the satirical film, subtitled “Cultural Learnings of Am...

John Landis at the Ischia Film Festival

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Director and producer John Landis, will be at Lacco Ameno of Ischia-Italy on July 16 to receive the “Regina Isabella Legend Award.” The popular American artist (“Animal House,” “Blues Brothers”, “An American Werewolf in London”, “Beverly Hills Cop”) will also be at the center of the final International Kimbo Cinema Forum of the six planned for the festival’s third edition.The announcement was given by the CEO of the Ischia International Arts Academy, Pascal Vicedomini, who ...

Paul Haggis host of honor for the Ischia Global Film & Music Fest

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The new king of the International cinema, Canadian writer-director-producer Paul Haggis will join the hosts of honor for the 4th Ischia Global Film & Music Fest to be held July 11-16, 2006, at the Regina Isabella Resort & Spa in Lacco Ameno on the island of Ischia, Italy. The extraordinary double 2006 Academy Award® winner for the movie “Crash” and previous Oscar® nominee for the screenplay of the movie "Million Dollar Baby” by Clint Eastwood, as well as the next announced blockbuster "F...

The third Zagreb Film Festival concluded

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The third Zagreb Film Festival, from 17 to 22. October 2005, hosted by the City of Zagreb, presents films by studio or independent filmmakers, is devoted to the exhibition of three-category feature film, short film and documentary film, as well as other aspects of the film and multimedia projects. The premises of this center had a sort of artistic dynamics and beside students, it is primarily intended for other generations as a meeting place for contemplating new creative potentials. Besides the...

Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada wins Flanders Fest

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The Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada, wins the 32nd Flanders International Film Festival - GhentOn Saturday October 22, 2005, Dominique Deruddere, member of the International Jury announced the list of prize winners. The ceremony was followed by the première of Dominique Deruddere's film The Wedding Party (De Bloedbruiloft).This year's International Jury consisted of: Arthur Lappin, Lissy Belaiche, Brenda Blethyn, Dominique Deruddere, Jose Luis Castiñeira de Dios and Carine Tardieu.The Gran...

Savannah Film Festival opens with Lumet homage

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The eighth annual Savannah Film Festival, hosted by the Savannah College of Art and Design Oct. 29-Nov. 5, presents films by studio, independent and student filmmakers as well as industry-led workshops and special guests from all aspects of the film industry. Venues for the festival include Trustees Theater, 216 E. Broughton St., and Lucas Theatre, 32 Abercorn St., Red Gallery, 201 E. Broughton St., as well as a variety of other venues throughout the city.The festival kicks off with an opening n...

Spacey talks about his character in Beyond the Sea

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Beyond The sea: Kevin Spacey’s film is a lovingly crafted account of ‘50s heartthrob singer and actor Bobby Darin. BEYOND THE SEA steers well clear of most biopic conventions, instead delivering a complex portrait of a gifted performer driven to succeed, following a childhood illness that gave him a life expectancy of just 15 years.The film effortlessly blends fantasy and reality, past and present, as Bobby struggles to find the best way to tell us his story. It begins with his nostalgic chi...

Mill Valley Film Festival Closes

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The Mill Valley Film Festival wrapped up here this week and as in years past the films themselves were the focus. Outside of New York, the Bay Area is one of the top markets for independent and foreign films, in part because the populace is diverse and highly educated. The Mill Valley festival draws more filmmakers and producers than celebrity-struck fans, which is just fine for the people showing the films -- they'd rather see word of mouth race through the industry, so they can get distributio...

Naomi Sheridan heads the Turks & Caicos jury

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OSCAR NOMINEE SHERIDAN AND TONY NOMINEE MAYER HEAD JURY FOR FIRST-ANNUAL CARIBBEAN FILM FESTIVAL Oscar-nominated screenwriter Naomi Sheridan heads the jury that will honor the best films in competition at the 1st annual Turks & Caicos International Film Festival, which will be held from November 13-20, 2004, in the Caribbean.Naomi Sheridan collaborated with her father, director Jim Sheridan, and her sister, director-writer Kirsten Sheridan, in penning IN AMERICA, the autobiographical film from 2...

Viva Pedro, Leigh and more at NY Fest

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VIVA PEDRO! An exclusive evening with Pedro Almodóvar, the legendary Spanish director of Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown, All About My Mother, Talk to Her, and the upcoming Bad Education. Highlights from the director's rich career will be screened, followed by a conversation between Mr. Almodóvar and Richard Peña, NYFF Selection Committee Chairman. We expect onstage appearances by special guests who have appeared in Mr. Almodóvar's films. 7A Thu. Oct. 7, 6:15 pm Alice Tully Hall HB...

Myriad puts out a slew of product

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Myriad Pictures has just closed several key deals on its Edward Burns starrer, The River King, including Momentum for the United Kingdom and Canada and Filmax for Spain.The film, which brings together Myriad and Canadian production company imX Communications, is a supernatural murder mystery based on Alice Hoffman's award-winning novel. Financing for the film is being arranged through United Kingdom-based Grosvenor Park's First Choice Films.Nick Willing (Hypnotic) is directing from a screenplay ...

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