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Interview with Chris D'Arienzo on his film Barry Munday

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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 his first feature film. Ironically, I had asked to interview him 3 months before the festival for a research project I was doing for University of London but he was too busy so I wrote about David Lynch instead. Chris m...

The New Media Film Festival announced today the complete line-up of films

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  The New Media Film Festival announced today the complete line-up of films to screen at its 2010 edition. The event runs from June 11-3 at the Downtown Independent theatre in Los Angeles. The full catalog of programs and events can be downloaded here: http://www.jxarchive.org/NMFF_Schedule.pdf Focusing on work by and about emerging technologies, the New Media Film Festival will host the Los Angeles premieres of several films that screened at Sundance 2010 as well as numerous other work...

The Ischia Legend Award 2010 has been awarded to Jeremy Irons.

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  The British actor (Oscar winner in 1990 for  "Reversal of Fortune" by Barbet Schroeder)  will receive the prestigious special award on Tuesday July 13th at Sant'Angelo of Ischia during the 8° Global Film & Music Festival. With this award the accomplished British actor joins in the Festival record beside prominent colleagues such as Sir Ben Kinglsey, Dennis Hopper, Vanessa Redgrave, Hilary Swank, Murray Abraham, Giancarlo Giannini and Stefania Sandrelli. Jeremy Irons, whos...

Jeremy Irons to receive Ischia Legend Award

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The Ischia Legend Award 2010 has been awarded to Jeremy Irons. The British actor (Oscar winner in 1990 for “Reversal of Fortune” by Barbet Schroeder) will receive the prestigious special award on Tuesday July 13th at Sant’Angelo of Ischia during the 8° Global Film & Music Festival. With this award the accomplished British actor joins in the Festival record beside prominent colleagues such as Sir Ben Kinglsey, Dennis Hopper, Vanessa Redgrave, Hilary Swank, Murray Abraham, Giancarlo Giann...

Gilles the tireless

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By ALI NADERZAD - April 12, 2010 (Paris) As dean of the Cannes Festival Gilles Jacob would be expected to handle stars like we handle a road well traveled. Sharp turns are cleared without effort and intersections negotiated with eyes closed. Casualness should be a given for the president of the festival since every night for almost two weeks in May he stands at the top of the Lumière theatre steps to greet the casts and directors of the Selection films. “Ah, there’s Brad and Angelina, h...

Gilles Jacob the tireless

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By ALI NADERZAD - April 12, 2010 (Paris) As dean of the Cannes Festival Gilles Jacob would be expected to handle stars like we handle a road well traveled. Sharp turns are cleared without effort and intersections negotiated with eyes closed. Casualness should be a given for the president of the festival since every night for almost two weeks in May he stands at the top of the Lumière theatre steps to greet the casts and directors of the Selection films. “Ah, there’s Brad and Angelina, h...

Gilles Jacob the tireless

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GILLES THE TIRELESSBy ALI NADERZAD - April 12, 2010 (Paris) As dean of the Cannes Festival Gilles Jacob would be expected to handle stars like we handle a road well traveled. Sharp turns are cleared without effort and intersections negotiated with eyes closed. Casualness should be a given for the president of the festival since every night for almost two weeks in May he stands at the top of the Lumière theatre steps to greet the casts and directors of the Selection films. “Ah, there’s Brad ...

Cannes Palme d'or winners since 1939

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1939 Union Pacific by Cecil B. DeMille United States 1946 Torment (Hets) by Alf Sjöberg Sweden The Lost Weekend by Billy Wilder United States The Red Meadows (De røde enge) by Bodil Ipsen and Lau Lauritzen Jr. Denmark Brief Encounter by David Lean United Kingdom Portrait of Maria (María Candelaria (Xochimilco) by Emilio Fernández Mexico Neecha Nagar (नीचा नगर) by Chetan Anand India The Turning Point (Великий перелом, Velikiy p...

History of the RIFF Cultural Association

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The RIFF Cultural Association was created in January of 2001, but has been a project of the association's founder and president, Fabrizio Ferrari, since early 1999. It was conceived with the intention to promote both Italian and international independent cinema.     2007 2006 2005 2004 2003 2002 2001 2000 C...

Laura Dern to Chair Spirit Awards Event Committee

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Film Independent, the non-profit arts organization that produces the Spirit Awards and the Los Angeles Film Festival, announced today that the 2010 Spirit Awards will be held on Friday evening March 5 at LA Live in downtown Los Angeles. The event will be held in a tent on the complexís panoramic event deck beginning at 8:00 p.m. Over the past 25 years, the event has been held at various locations in Los Angeles, including 385 North Restaurant, Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel, Beverly Hills Hotel, R...

New York: the 2009 New York Film Festival

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Presenting 28 feature and documentary productions the 47th edition of the New York Film Festival running from September 25 through October 11, certainly retained its standing as the premier US showcase for the international films and for presenting the best emerging and recognized international film directors. Culled this year mostly from other festivals the NYFF had few films from the United States (THE ART OF THE STEAL, Don Argott; SWEETGRASS, Ilisa Barbash and Lucien Castaign-Taylor; L...

Gifford will host a masterclass at Abycine

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ABYCINE – ALBACETE INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL, SPAIN The eleventh edition of Abycine arrives to Albacete, Spain, from 25th September to 2nd of October 2009 - a new standard for lovers of young and upcoming film. Abycine continues to be at the forefront of new cinema and digital creations. This year’s line-up is as strong as ever. That’s why this festival is unmissable, and is continually one of the festivals of the year. Author of Wild at Heart, Lost Highway and Dance with the DevilBARRY...

Film Independent announces participants for screenwriters lab

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Film Independent, the non-profit arts organization that produces the Spirit Awards and Los Angeles Film Festival, has announced the screenwriters and film projects selected for its 10th annual Screenwriters Lab, sponsored by the Writers Guild of America, West. Taking place in Los Angeles from August 17 until September 16, the Screenwriters Lab is an intensive five-week incubator designed to help writers improve their craft, and take their current scripts to the next level in a nurturing, yet ch...

CineVegas 2009 dailies report

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Cinevegas is set off the Las Vegas strip at the Palms Hotel and Brenden Theatre complex. Parties were held at the Playboy Club, the Rain Night club, the Venetian and Mandalay Bay Hotels. The festival closed with a street party and Drive-In showing of a 1950's movie "classic" that recently served as the inspiration of Monsters versus Aliens. There is a casino level suite where filmmakers and industry meet for a once a day feed, and a cocktail hour. There has been much said and written about a pa...

The Global Film Village: CineVegas 2009 by Marla Lewin

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Dennis Hopper in the CineVegas Lounge   Cinevegas is set off the Las Vegas strip at the Palms Hotel and Brenden Theatre complex. Parties were held at the Playboy Club, the Rain Night club, the Venetian and Mandalay Bay Hotels.  The festival closed with a street party and Drive-In showing of a 1950's movie "classic" that recently served as the inspiration of Monsters versus Aliens. There is a casino level suite where filmmakers and industry meet for...

Martin Radich's Crack Willow will be screening at the ICA

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Martin Radich's brilliant film Crack Willow will be screening at the ICA, as part of the season of New British Cinema, on the following dates:Tuesday 16th June, 8.30 pm - Cinema 1 (with Q&A)Friday 19th June, 8.45pm - Cinema 2Saturday 20th June, 8.45pm - C2Sunday 21st June, 7pm - C2Monday 22nd June, 8.45pm - C2 (with Q&A)Tuesday 23rd June, 8.45pm - C2Wednesday 24th June, 8.45pm - C2Thursday 25th June, 8.45pm - C2The film is a bold and often disturbing tale of a man who struggles with death and lo...

The Rekindling of Indonesian Cinema at FarEast Udine Festival

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Forbidden Door BEHIND THE FORBIDDEN DOOR Indonesian Cinema was supposed to be dead ! After a flourishing of interesting films in the sixties in that country, little has been known about the sector, but the presence of several NEW WAVE filmakers in their 30s  at Udine FarEast Festival with their latest features, sparks new interest by their unexpected avant garde styles. One of these is the quirky thriller THE FORBIDDEN DOOR by Joko Anwar. After some colourful pinki...

WorldFest-Houston Intl Film Festival Announces Awards

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The 42nd Annual WorldFest-Houston Intl Film Festival Announces The Remi Award Winners for 2009Houston, Texas - Apr 26, 2009 WorldFest-Houston, the 3rd longest-running International Film Festival in North America, celebrated the conclusion of its 10-day run of film, fun and fanfare in its 42nd annual independent film showcase with a 10% increase in overall audience attendance! Kick-off was the world premiere of WorldFest alum, Jim Amatulli's "Flying By" with film luminary and Oscar winner, Patric...

Fantasporto Film Festival 2009

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FANTASPORTO 2009 29th OPORTO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL February 20th till March 1st Call for Entries Deadline: December 15th 2008 Short´s and Features only 35mm. Online entry form      Contact Info Director: Mário Dorminsky Artistic Director ( films): Beatriz Pacheco Pereira Guest Service: Aurea Ribeiro Press Service: António Reis and César Nóbrega CINEMA NOVO CRL organises FANTASPORTO 2009 29th OPORTO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL Rua An...

A look back in history of fantasporto

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In the last three decades, Fantasporto brought to Portugal for the first time the films of such names as David Cronenberg, André Tarkovsky, Brian de Palma, John Carpenter, Alain Resnais, David Lynch, Pedro Almodovar, Andrzej Zulawski, Ridley Scott, Luc Besson, Peter Greenaway, Neil Jordan, Jean-Jacques Beneix, Joel and Ethan Cohen, Sam Raimi, Brian Yuzna, Peter Jackson, Hal Hartley, Anthony Minghella, Quentin Tarantino, Roberto Rodriguez, Danny Boyle, Paul Anderson, David Fincher, James Mango...

Reel Talks programming at San Diego Latino

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REEL TALKS, Co-Presented by FRONTERA FILMMAKERSSan Diego Latino Film Festival once again takes audiences behind the scenes with its REEL TALKS programming with the help of Latino Public Broadcasting, Nickelodeon and Walt Disney Animation Studios. Documentary filmmaking, special effects creation and animation will be spotlighted in this years edition of REEL TALKS.“The caliber of talent involved in this year’s REEL TALKS inspired an entire set of related programming that will appeal to local...

’The History of Aviation’ to open Hungarian Film Week

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The new short of European Film Academy Award-winning director Bálint Kenyeres, ’The History of Aviation’ is to open the 40th Hungarian Film Week on 29 January in Budapest.Starring Marie Mure, Andreas Leupold, Júlia Nyakó, Mari Nagy and László Babarczy the 1905 period piece is about an upper middle class family having an afternoon picnic on the Normandian shores.Responsible for the visual effects was the renowned Paris and Los Angeles based BUF Compagnie, one of the leading European VFX ...

Film Independent's Directors Close-Up: Conversations on the Art of Filmmaking

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Dawn Hudson, Executive Director of Film Independent, announced today the ninth annual Directors Close-Up: Conversations on the Art of Filmmaking, formerly known as the Director Series, which will be held February 4 – March 11, 2009 at The Landmark - West Los Angeles. Attendees will have access to some of the most innovative names in independent filmmaking, with Mary Sweeney (“The Straight Story,” “Mulholland Drive”), David Lynch’s long time creative collaborator, serving as moderato...

NEWSLETTER N° 397: January 7, 2009

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Contact the Editor of the site, Advertise on the sites. Publish your video on fest21.com Follow this link if you cannot read the newsletter properly OPEN YOUR FESTIVAL BLOG ON fest21.com "450 festivals have joined the new Myspace and Youtube for professionnals!..." 10 Great reasons to open yours, Publication tips   PROMOTE YOUR FILM ON ...

A New Author Film Festival - Lynch Wenders and Madonna

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Lets not forget that this festival, established 14 years ago, the Festival of New Author Films www.faf.rs in Belgrade Serbia honouring the different type of festival audience respecting two aspects: looking at the new possibilities of motion picture expressions and renewing classical patterns of film narrative in the changed technological and civilization context. Beside the homage showcase of  Zivojin Pavlovic one of the most important Serbian filmmakers and the French philosopher and most...

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