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The Awards of the International Jury 2011 Golden Bear for Best FilmJodaeiye Nader az Simin (Nader And Simin, A Separation) by Asghar Farhadi Asghar Farhadi Silver Bear - The Jury Grand Prix A torinói ló (The Turin Horse) by Béla Tarr Silver Bear - Best Director Ulrich Köhler for Schlafkrankheit (Sleeping Sickness) Ulrich Köhler Silver Bear - Best Actress to the actress-ensemble in Jodaeiye Nader az Simin (Nader And Simin, A Separation) by Asghar Farhadi Sareh Bayat, Sarina Farhadi, Lei...

Panorama Celebrates Two Milestones In 2011

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  The Panorama section of the Berlinale, known for its edgy programming, is celebrating two significant anniversaries this year. The first is the 30 year involvement of Wieland Speck, the handsome honcho who began his involvement as an assistant to the legendary Manfred Salzgaber, a producer and film exhibitor who began the section as an alternative to the somewhat stuffy programming of the main Berlinale section. With an emphasis on queer and outsider cinema, the Panorama was event...

HollyShorts is now accepting submissions for the 7TH annual HollyShorts Film Festival

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HollyShorts is now accepting submissions for the 7TH annual HollyShorts Film Festival, which takes place August 11-18, 2011. The early bird deadline for submissions is Friday February 11, 2011. Filmmakers from around the world are encouraged to submit their short form projects to take advantage of the discounted early bird rate. HollyShorts is accepting categories which include: Short Live Action, Animation, Documentary, Student, Webisodes, and Music Videos. The running times must be ...

HollyShorts is now accepting submissions for the 7th edition

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HollyShorts is now accepting submissions for the 7TH annual HollyShorts Film FestivalHollyShorts is now accepting submissions for the 7TH annual HollyShorts Film Festival, which takes place August 11-18, 2011. The early bird deadline for submissions is Friday February 11, 2011. Filmmakers from around the world are encouraged to submit their short form projects to take advantage of the discounted early bird rate. HollyShorts is accepting categories which include: Short Live Action, Animation, Do...

The Producers Panel, Presented by the Midwest Independent Film Festival!

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      Tuesday, February 1st, 6:30 p.m. Landmark'sCentury Centre Cinema, 2828 North Clark Yourfestival ticket grants you complimentary admission for this panel       Tonight'sTopic: "The State of the Independent Film Market" Get to know our panelists for the evening. . . Sam Kitt, Producer, CHERRY; Former Director of Acquisitions, Universal Pictures Described by Variety as "one of the found...

The Berlinale jury keeps an open seat for Jafar Panahi

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Isabella Rossellini is one of the most renowned actresses in international cinema. In recent years she has also made her mark as a producer and director. The daughter of Swedish actress Ingrid Bergman and Italian director Roberto Rossellini has played in more than 40 feature films and worked with such directors as Robert Zemeckis, Joel Schumacher, Peter Weir, Abel Ferrara, Peter Greenaway and David Lynch or John Schlesinger, with whom she filmed The Innocent in Berlin in 1992. She celeb...

Berlinale keeps a jury seat for Jafar Panahi

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Isabella Rossellini is one of the most renowned actresses in international cinema. In recent years she has also made her mark as a producer and director. The daughter of Swedish actress Ingrid Bergman and Italian director Roberto Rossellini has played in more than 40 feature films and worked with such directors as Robert Zemeckis, Joel Schumacher, Peter Weir, Abel Ferrara, Peter Greenaway and David Lynch or John Schlesinger, with whom she filmed The Innocent in Berlin in 1992. She celebrated he...

the 44th Annual WorldFest-Houston (April 8-17, 2011) Extends the Entry Deadline to JAN 15, 2011 - all Late Fees are Waived!

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We are delighted to say that we have a Christmas / Winter Holiday Gift for everyone! We are happy to EXTEND the Entry Deadline for all entrants in all categories! The 44th Annual WorldFest-Houston (April 8-17, 2011) Extends the Entry Deadline to JAN 15, 2011 - all Late Fees are Waived! This a a "Be Here By" Deadline. Your entry must reach WorldFest by JAN 15, 2011. WorldFest is unique in all the festival world! Not only is it the oldest Indie Film Festival in the world, b...

Dino Di Laurentiis dies at 91

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He was born at Torre Annunziata in the province of Naples, and grew up selling spaghetti produced by his father. His studies at the Centro Sperimentale di Cinematografia in Rome were interrupted by the Second World War. Since his first movie, L'ultimo Combattimento, (1940) he has produced nearly 150. In 1946 his company, the Dino de Laurentiis Cinematografica, moved into production. In the early years, De Laurentiis produced neorealist films such as Bitter Rice (1946) and the Fellini classics La...

Documentary Films Competitions!

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PLUS CAMERIMAGE PRESENTS DOCUMENTARY FILMS COMPETITION Documentary Films Competition "Image of the World - World in Images" is organized in collaboration with     For this year’s Documentary Films Competition, held within the Documentary Films Section of 'Image of the World - World in Images' under the patronage of Discovery Networks Central Europe, the entries were accepted for two separate categories: feature-lenght and ...

STUART CRAIG WILL RECEIVE A SPECIAL AWARD TO PRODUCTION DESIGNER

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It is our great pleasure to announce that this year, during the 18th edition of PLUS CAMERIMAGE Festival, the Special Award to the Production Designer with Unique Visual Sensitivity will be granted to Stuart Craig, production designer on Harry Potter, The English Patient, Gandhi and Agnieszka Holland’s Secret Garden. Stuart Craig has spent the last decade bringing the magical world of Hogwarts to life as production designer on each of the Harry Potter films. His masterful m...

American Film Festival Wrap

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  The AMERICAN FILM FESTIVAL (AFF), the first film event in Eastern Europe solely devoted to the works of contemporary and classic American cinema, announced the two winners of its Audience Awards, chosen by the public as their favorites among the films presented over the past five days in Wroclaw, Poland. The winner of the American Independent Narrative Audience Award is WINTER’S BONE, the celebrated debut by filmmaker Debra Granik that won the Grand Jury Prize and Best Screenpl...

American Film Festival Wrap

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The AMERICAN FILM FESTIVAL (AFF), the first film event in Eastern Europe solely devoted to the works of contemporary and classic American cinema, announced the two winners of its Audience Awards, chosen by the public as their favorites among the films presented over the past five days in Wroclaw, Poland. The winner of the American Independent Narrative Audience Award is WINTER’S BONE, the celebrated debut by filmmaker Debra Granik that won the Grand Jury Prize and Best Screenplay awards at the...

American Indie Auteurs In Poland

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  While the Polish public certainly is aware of the latest Hollywood films, and with current American television series also freely available here, it is a little surprising that some  of the American indie world's most celebrated auteurs are virtually unknown. That is one of the goals of the inaugural American Film Festival, the first film event in Eastern Europe solely devoted to contemporary and classic American cinema. And if the size of the audiences at the screenings is any indica...

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AFI FEST 2010 will run from November 4th - 11th in Hollywood, California!

Line up for AFI announced

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AFI FEST 2010 will run from November 4th – 11th in Hollywood, California!In just a few weeks, AFI FEST 2010 presented by Audi will screen 97 films (66 features, 31 shorts) selected from 3,000 submissions across 31 countries at the historic Grauman’s Chinese Theatre, the Mann Chinese 6 theatres, the Egyptian Theatre and the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel. The breakdown by section is as follows: Gala/Tribute (8), Special Screening (4), Young Americans (6), New Auteurs (8), World Cinema (23), Midnig...

Glenn Close film "Pax" wins Best Documentary at Lady Filmmakers Film Festival

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GLENN CLOSE DOCUMENTARY, “PAX”, WINS BEST DOCUMENTARY AT 2ND ANNUAL LADY FILMMAKERS FILM FESTIVAL!  BEVERLYHILLS (October 12, 2010) – On October 9th-10th, The 2nd AnnualLady Filmmakers Film Festival had a wonderful weekend with quadruple the ticketsales and attendance from the first event last year which exceeded festivalorganizer’s expectations!  It wasan action-packed weekend of films, parties, and industry panels!  The festival was attended by Producer StephenGyllenhaal and Direct...

Montreal’s Festival du nouveau cinéma line up

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Montreal’s Festival du nouveau cinéma celebrates its 39th edition from October 13 to 24. Once again this year, the Festival will delight you with a spectacular lineup, more than ever in tune with real-life changes in the film landscape and new technologies. Features and shorts, fiction and documentary, animation, retrospectives, tributes, professional panels, outdoor interactive installations and events will be served up over 12 days, for all audiences. Over 295 films from 51 countries, inclu...

Lady Filmmakers October 9th & 10th-hot indie films with David Lynch, Roman Polanski, Glenn CLose, James Brolin, Lily Taylor!!

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Amazing Line-up of films by talented filmmakers and actors!!! We are so excited about our programming this year AND its only our 2nd year! We have amazing films from around the world. This is a film festival by filmmakers, actors and industry professionals for filmmakers and movie lovers!!! So where should I start first?? I am equally excited about our up and coming filmmakers and casts as the established ones but I guess I will list the famous ones that we all know and love.  We are also very ...

Isabella Rossellini to preside over the Jury for the 2011 Berlinale

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The Italian-American actress and director Isabella Rossellini will be the President of the Jury for the 61st Berlin International Film Festival (February 10-20, 2011)."It’s fantastic that Isabella Rossellini will be the President of the Berlinale Jury in 2011," says the festival's director Dieter Kosslick. "She is a multifaceted, creative film artist with extensive experience in European, American and international cinema."Isabella Rossellini is one of the most renowned actresses in internatio...

The Imaginarium of Anastasia Masaro

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 Interview with Production Designer Anastasia Masaro on The Imaginarium of Dr. Parnassus (2009). Other than being the last film that Oscar winning actor Heath Ledger acted in, this has to be one of the most visually stunning films I've ever seen. David Lynch and Tim Burton have some serious rivalry here on cinematic surrealism. The Imaginarium of Dr. Parnassus (2009) is like a walk through a Dali meets Ernst painting, on Absinthe!  ME: Hi Anastasia, thank you so much for taking time to...

Greg Marcks on Echelon Conspiracy!

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  Director Greg Marcks speaks about his nail-biting international thriller Echelon Conspiracy (2009), starring Shane West, Ed Burns, Martin Sheen, Ving Rhames and Jonathan Pryce. Plus, he relates his humorous experience with David Lynch on the set of Inland Empire (2006).   ME: First of all, I saw your Ernest Hemingway quote: 'Always do sober what you said you'd do drunk. That will teach you to keep your mouth shut.' Love it! So, Greg! Your film features a...

Chris D'Arienzo and Barry Munday

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see film trailer here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5mNCIFBH0Ys Chris D'Arienzo was unable to make it to the first AIFF but his film was and indeed proved a hit among viewers.After the festival, I contacted my talented writer friend and asked him if he'd answer a few questions for me about the experience of making hisfirst feature film. Ironically, I had asked to interview him 3 months before the festival for a research project I was doing for University ofLondon but he was too busy s...

Convincing Clooney is the way to go

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Alec Cartio is a talented director who shoots music videos and Sulo Williams is a gifted actor who hasn’t gotten his big break and is frustratedSo they decided to make a movie.Welcome to the Gollywood dreamAfter seeing their very charming film which is the collaboration of 2 good friends  working together to produce their first feature with  a great soundtrack, I met with Alec and I created this dialogue which may have occurred but the result is “Convincing Clooney” the filmExterior Day:...

Convincing Clooney is the way to gp

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Alec Cartio is a talented director who shoots music videos and Sulo Williams is a gifted actor who hasn’t gotten his big break and is frustratedSo they decided to make a movie.Welcome to the Gollywood dream After seeing their very charming film which is the collaboration of 2 good friends working together to produce their first feature with a great soundtrack, I met with Alec and I created this dialogue which may have occurred but the result is “Convincing Clooney” the filmExterior Day:P...

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