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London Festival Enjoys audience and industry records

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The Times BFI 52nd London Film Festival rounded off its most successful year to date with the European premiere of Danny Boyle’s SLUMDOG MILLIONAIRE. This year’s Festival hosted 191 feature films and 109 short films from 43 countries including a record 15 world premieres. There were 398 screenings and 537 visiting international filmmakers, a record 1096 industry professionals, and the highest ever audience attendance. High-profile international filmmakers and actors attended their film’s s...

The nominees for the British Independent Film Awards.

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The nominations and jury members for the eleventh annual British Independent Film Awards (BIFAs) were announced today, Tuesday 28 October at Soho House in London. The nominations this year reflect the up and coming and internationally renowned on and off screen talent and also demonstrate a strong multicultural presence.Elliot Grove, founder of Raindance and the British Independent Film Awards says: "The nominations reveal an unparalleled number of new and young film talent across the various ca...

SLUMDOG MILLIONAIRE will be Closing Night Gala of The Times BFI 52nd London Film Festival

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The Closing Night Gala of The Times BFI 52nd London Film Festival will be the European Premiere of Danny Boyle's SLUMDOG MILLIONAIRE. SLUMDOG MILLIONAIRE is the story of Jamal Malik, an 18 year-old orphan from the slums of Mumbai, who finds himself  just one question away from winning a staggering 20 million rupees on India's ‘Who Wants To Be A Millionaire?'.  Arrested on suspicion of cheating, Jamal tells the police the incredible story of his life on the streets, and of the girl he love...

Toronto Film Festival Closed With Awards Announcements

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The Toronto International Film Festival came to a close today with the announcements of various awards. Although Toronto does not have an official competition section (positioning itself as a "public festival"), positive critical praise, strong industry reaction and awards from the discerning Toronto public are important components for the life of the films that have risen to the top at this important event. With ceremonies held at the Awards Reception at the Intercontinental Hotel on the waterf...

A Festival of Discoveries

  Sunday, September 14-------For the first time in the past few years, the Toronto International Film Festival will be best remembered for its discoveries, rather than the bigger-budget entries that graced the Galas. Many of those films were critical and industry disappointments (including The Burning Plain, The Third Man, Miracle of St. Anna, The Brothers Bloom, Pride And Glory, The Duchess and several others). Of course, they delivered the necessary stardust that has now become de rigeu...

Toronto People's Choice Award to Slumdog Millionaire

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The Toronto International Film Festival came to a close Saturday with the announcements of various awards. Although Toronto does not have an official competition section (positioning itself as a "public festival"), positive critical praise, strong industry reaction and awards from the discerning Toronto public are important components for the life of the films that have risen to the top at this important event. With ceremonies held at the Awards Reception at the Intercontinental Hotel on the wat...

Toronto Film Festival Closes With Awards Announcements

 Saturday, September 13------The Toronto International Film Festival came to a close today with the announcements of various awards. Although Toronto does not have an official competition section (positioning itself as a "public festival"), positive critical praise, strong industry reaction and awards from the discerning Toronto public are important components for the life of the films that have risen to the top at this important event. With ceremonies held at the Awards Reception at ...

N° 380: September 10, 2008

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AWARDS THE AWARDS WATCH ON FEST21.COM 65th Venice Film Festival Official Venezia 65 Awards “1.€ for 1 minute” 2008: and the winners are... Hot from Europe nominees for EFA ______________________________________________________________________________________ MORE FESTIVAL NEWS ...

British Films Make A Mark In Toronto

Wednesday, September 10-----After a very quiet Cannes for the British film industry, there are 25 British films (a mix of shorts, documentaries and features) being presented in Toronto this week. The films range from the big-budget (Saul Dibb's The Duchess, starring Keira Knightley and Richard Eyre's tale of l'amour fou The Other Man, starring Liam Neeson, Laura Linney and Antonio Banderas) to the aggressively independent (including Slumdog Millionaire by Danny Boyle, Is There Anybody There? by ...

15 world premieres at next London Film Festival

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The Times BFI 52nd London Film Festival runs from 15 October – 30 October. The programme, announced today by Artistic Director Sandra Hebron, includes a record number of world and international premieres with a total of 189 features and 108 shorts screening alongside a stellar line-up of special events and expected guests.Opening Night film, Ron Howard’s FROST/NIXON, is one of the Festival’s 15 world premieres and the Closing Night Gala is the European premiere of Danny Boyle’s SLUMDOG M...

Toronto Film Festival Facts And Figures

Saturday, September 6-------The facts and figures of this year's  Toronto International Film Festival go something like this: 312 films from 64 countries, including 249 feature-length films, 76 per cent of which are world, international or North American premieres, and 61 of which are feature directorial debuts. Aside from close to 1500 international members of the press and the film industry, the Festival is also welcoming over 500 international stars and special guests on the red carpet. T...

Danny Boyle’s Slumdog Millionaire wil close London Fest

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SLUMDOG MILLIONAIRE is the story of Jamal Malik, an 18 year-old orphan from the slums of Mumbai, who finds himself just one question away from winning a staggering 20 million rupees on India's ‘Who Wants To Be A Millionaire?’. Arrested on suspicion of cheating, Jamal tells the police the incredible story of his life on the streets, and of the girl he loved and lost. But what is a kid with no interest in money doing on the show? And how does he know all the answers? When the new day dawns ...

New april dates for the USA Film Festival Dallas

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The USA Film Festival announced NEW DATES for the 38th Annual USA Film Festival of April 21 - 27, 2008, to be held in Dallas.The seven-day festival will feature the best new independent short and feature films from around the world, along with special tributes; the Academy-qualified National Short Film & Video Competition featuring cash awards in multiple categories; and discussions with dozens of celebrities and filmmaker guests.ALL PROGRAMS during the seven-day USA Film Festival event will tak...

Bahamas Festival Filmmaker Residency Program

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Ansbacher & BIFF will award $10,000 to a deserving independent Bahamian and Caribbean filmmaker vying for funding through BIFF’s innovative Filmmaker Residency Program (also sponsored by Ansbacher). The prize money will go directly towards the development and production of the selected recipient’s film. The esteemed group of Filmmaker Residency Advisors presiding over the program and evaluating the candidates include Shoreline Entertainment CEO Morris Ruskin, filmmaker Lawrence Konner (...

Naomie Harris to receive Rising Star Tribute from Bahamas

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The Bahamas International Film Festival (BIFF) announced today that emerging superstar Naomie Harris (“Miami Vice” “28 Days Later” “Pirates of the Caribbean 2&3”) will receive BIFF’s special Rising Star Tribute, presented by offshore bank and trust company Ansbacher (Bahamas) Limited. The announcement was made by BIFF Founder & Executive Director Leslie Vanderpool at a press conference in Nassau at the British Colonial Hilton.Naomie Harris will be on hand for the special Chopard Aw...

Malta cancels the first festival

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Hisham Abdel Khalek the founder of Malta International Film Festival had to announce the cancellation of the festival and shared the following comments.Filmfestivals.com team is sorry to see all these efforts go down and expresses its sympathy to Hisham and all his team members."Our team has been working relentlessly for a year to organize the first ever Malta International Film Festival scheduled in Valletta from September 15th to 23rd, 2007. As of June 2007, these efforts resulted in the confi...

Big Winners At LA Film Festival

Tuesday, July 3------The LA Film Festival wrapped this past weekend with its gala awards ceremony at the Hammer Museum to announce winners of the Target Awards. The Spanish-language film AUGUST EVENING, which world premiered at the event, won the Target Award for Best Narrative Feature. The film, written and directed by Chris Eska, with a Hispanic cast that includes Pedro Castaneda, Veronica Loren, Abel Becerra, Walter Perez, Sandra Rios and Cesar Flores, is the story of an undocumented worke...

Los Angeles Film Festival full line up

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Film Independent announced the full program line-up for the 2007 Los Angeles Film Festival (Thursday, June 21 – Sunday, July 1), including the Opening Night and Closing Night films.As previously announced, Academy Award®-winning actor and filmmaker Clint Eastwood will receive this year’s Spirit of Independence Award on Thursday, June 28 at a special event sponsored by Target. Tony Bennett, who is the focus of a new documentary for which Clint Eastwood serves as executive producer, will pre...

East End Film Festival, ready to kick in a month

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The East End Film Festival, now in its sixth year, is an explosive mix of 2007’s most inspirational features, short films and special events, all centred on the artistic hub of Europe – London’s East End. Dedicated to celebrating film in true festival style, expect a scintillating and eclectic mix of features and events combined with music, visual arts, performance, fashion and comedy.The EEFF programme is designed to explore the potential of cinema to cross cultural, political and artist...

Cyprus is ready to welcome the 2nd International Film Festival, which will ta

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For the second consecutive year, the island of Cyprus is ready to welcome the 2nd International Film Festival, which will take place between 12th and 19th of April, with 140 films, screening at K-Cineplex cinema venues in Nicosia and with a selection of special screenings in Larnaca and Limassol. Following last year’s success and equipped with this small but substantial experience, this year we were called to select and programme the festival among 600 films submitted by filmmakers from 50 cou...

Les concepteurs du site web m'ont demandé mon CV: Vos papiers s'il vous plait!

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Je m'execute donc: Voila ce que je leur ai fourni Olivier PEYON Né en 1969 dans la région parisienne, Olivier Peyon a grandi à Nantes où après une licence d'économie, il décide de revenir à Paris pour travailler comme assistant de production, notamment sur les films d'Idrissa Ouedraogo. Après un passage par le centre national de la cinématographie, il réalise 5 courts métrages dont PROMIS, JURE (1996) primé à Rennes, JINGLE BELLS (1997) sélectionné à la 54ème Mostra de Ven...

Be prepared for surprises at Salford Film Festival

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This year’s Salford Film Festival – 11th, 12th and 13th November – is getting more salacious than ever before with its first ever star studded world premiere feature film…plus an epic revolutionary movie that’s been banned from Salford for 75 years…plus a Mike Leigh retrospective…plus the very best of Salford’s community-driven cinematic surge…and events ranging from speed dating with a cinematic difference to the chance to make a mini movie masterpiece…Almost 40 films packed...

Commonwealth Film Festival wrapped

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Commonwealth Film Festival Celebrates Most Successful Year YetOpening gala presentation of Australian–British co-production, Oyster Farmer, had set the scene for what was to be a stimulating, energetic and extremely exciting 10 days. With more than 200 feature films, shorts and documentaries, the fourth Commonwealth Film Festival drew to a close with the UK Premiere of South African drama Forgiveness and the Audience Awards ceremony. A marked increased in audience participation was witnessed a...

ViewFinders Atlantic City announces line up.

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The 4th annual ViewFinders: International Film Festival for Youth (VF4), April 19-23, 2005, a presentation of the Atlantic Film Festival, announced its line-up of close to 60 films and 40 workshops in its School Program and weekend family programs."This year’s program of workshops is fun, interactive and engaging," said Kellie Manning, ViewFinders Director. "From Jay Dahl’s Script to Screen to film lighting and animation workshops, we cover all the creative bases in our popular School Progra...

Danny Boyle’s ‘Millions’ to open Raindance East

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Danny Boyle’s ‘Millions’ to open The 4th RAINDANCE EAST FILM FESTIVALEast London, April 21 -28, 2005The 4th annual Raindance East Film Festival today announces that the new film from acclaimed Trainspotting director Danny Boyle will open the festival on April 21 at the Genesis Mile End cinema. The hotly anticipated Millions is the story of two young boys who come across the loot from a bank robbery but need to spend it within a week before the UK converts to the Euro.East End resident Dan...
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