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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 infl...

POFF Film School Begins At Tallinn Black Nights FF

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  Sunday, November 30--------The POFF Film School, an intensive set of panel seminars and master classes, begins tomorrow as part of the professional events of the Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival. The program, which runs all week, is geared towards young professionals, film and media students and those interested in getting an insight from visiting professionals into the art and industry of filmmaking.   The program begins tomorrow with masterclasses with Martin...

FLIFF Is First American Festival To Give Out New Filmmaker Award

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  Friday, October 31---------The Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival has been chosen to be the first film festival in the US to give out a special new award to an emerging filmmaker. The International Film Guide Inspiration Award, presented by Wallflower Press (www.wallflowerpress.co.uk), the largest independent film book publisher in the UK, and the Criterion Collection (www.criterion.com), the leading distributor of classic world cinema, is a unique prize of film books, r...

FLIFF Is First American Festival To Give Out New Filmmaker Award

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The Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival has been chosen to be the first film festival in the US to give out a special new award to an emerging filmmaker. The International Film Guide Inspiration Award, presented by Wallflower Press (www.wallflowerpress.co.uk), the largest independent film book publisher in the UK, and the Criterion Collection (www.criterion.com), the leading distributor of classic world cinema, is a unique prize of film books, reference guides and film DVDs designed to p...

Charlotte Rampling to accept award from Stockholm fest

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The 19th Stockholm International Film Festival presents the Stockholm Lifetime Achievement Award 2008 to English-French actor Charlotte Rampling. Charlotte Rampling will visit the festival to accept the award in person and to meet the audience in a special Face2face.The motivation is as follows:For her impressive portrayals of some of the most memorable female characters in modern cinema. Some might be strong-willed, others more vulnerable, but they have all been depicted with intelligence and a...

Focus from London on Eric Serrat (with Birdsong)

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Birdsong (El cant dels ocells) Waiting for Godot meets The Passion According to St. Matthew in Catalan maverick Albert Serra’s imaginative treatment of the Biblical tale of the three wise men travelling to see the newborn baby Jesus. Albert Serra Birdsong is based on an extremely famous Biblical story. What was it about the story of the Magi that made you want to recreate it? I think it’s special… I wanted to shoot another film with the historical ambience, the countryside, not inside, wit...

Launching International Film Guide Inspiration Award

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A new Filmmaker Award has been announced that will be given to emerging filmmakers at a series of upcoming film festival events. The International Film Guide Inspiration Award, presented by Wallflower Press (www.wallflowerpress.co.uk), the largest independent film book publisher in the UK, and the Criterion Collection (www.criterion.com), the leading distributor of classic world cinema, is a unique prize of film books, reference guides and film DVDs designed to provide emerging filmmakers at the...

Los Angeles VIP Screenings from the NYIIFVF

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LOS ANGELES JULY 2008 SCHEDULELos Angeles VIP Screeningshttp://www.nyfilmvideo.com/2008/la-2008/schedule/la-july-2008.htm FRIDAY July 18thLaemmle Sunset Screen 3 12:00 pm Recover Me 124 min  Director Dahsheen Amin     Genre Drama     Synopsis gritty drama unfolds on the most destitute streets of Richmond Virginia, challenging a single mother’s strength and sobriety as she fights to fulfill her own “pursuit of happiness”. 2:10 pm Fillbilly 98 min  Director A.L. “MIG” Ma...

Programme du festival vendredi 23 mai : Cinéma de la plage

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CINEMA DE LA PLAGE 20.30 La Musique Psychadélique au cinéma (45 minutes) Hommage à David Lynch - Twin Peaks / Psyche-Jazz WHATEVER HAPPENED TO BABY JANE? (2h14) (Qu'est-il arrivé à Baby Jane ?) de Robert Aldrich (1962) Présentation Réalisé par : Robert ALDRICH Pays : ETATS-UNIS Année : 1962 Durée : 134 minutes Equipe technique Robert ALDRICH - Scénario Robert ALTMAN - Dialogues D'après l'œuvre de Henry Farrell ...

Cinema de la Plage - an escape from all the movement

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There are many great things about the Cannes Film Festival: the movies, the premieres, the celebrities, the parties etc. However there's one part of the festival that doesn't get as much attention as it should (even though that's most likely a good thing). It's called Cinema de la Plage, meaning Cinema of the Beach. On the Croisette, amongst Cannes' busy nightlife, is a spot where those who would like to get away from the bustling crowds can relax and watch a movie on the beach. The set up co...

Marianelli and Badalamenti guests of honor 8th World Soundtrack Awards

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The World Soundtrack Academy has just announced that world-class composers Angelo Badalamenti and Dario Marianelli will attend the 8th annual World Soundtrack Awards, the closing event for the 35th edition of the Ghent Film Festival (7-18 October 2008).The 8th edition of the World Soundtrack Awards is once again promising to be the highlight of the year for soundtrack music fans. After the prestigious awards ceremony, the international elite of film music composers will be on hand to present a l...

41st Annual WorldFest-Houston announces Remi Awards - More than 550 International Filmmakers attend from 33 nations!

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WorldFest-Houston Wraps its 41st on Angelic note!(The 41st Annual WorldFest-Houston International Film Festival) WorldFest-Houston, the 3rd longest-running International Film Festival in North America, celebrated the conclusion of its 41st Annual Independent Film Showcase with a Grand Awards Gala on April 19th and Closing Day Festivities on April 20th with a VIP NASA and Space Center Houston tour and Texas BBQ sponsored by The Houston Yacht Club and wrapped it up with a double bill of Claude Le...

WorldFest-Houston Remi Award Winners Announced

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WorldFest-Houston, the 3rd longest-running International Film Festival in North America, celebrated the conclusion of its 41st Annual Independent Film Showcase with a Grand Awards Gala on April 19th and Closing Day Festivities on April 20th with a VIP NASA and Space Center Houston tour and Texas BBQ sponsored by The Houston Yacht Club and wrapped it up with a double bill of Claude Lelouch's Roman de Gare and Turkey's singing sensation Mahsun Kirmizigul's debut film, White Angel. All WorldFest ev...

Slavoj Zizek Guest Director from Telluride Film Festival

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The Directors of the Telluride Film Festival are thrilled to announce that Slavoj Zizek will preside as the Guest Director of the Festivals 35th Show, August 29- September 1, 2008. The Slovenian-born irrepressible political philosopher, cultural theorist, academic superstar and impassioned cinephile is certain to stimulate controversy and conversation with his hand-picked film treasures and exhilarating approach to talking about movies, art, culture, politics, and desire.Zizek is the author of m...

MIFF Celebrates Its 25th Anniversary

 Thursday, March 6---------Reaching a 25th anniversary is a milestone for any organization. For a film festival, it is a major accomplishment and a vantage point from which to appreciate past triumphs and survey new opportunities. As the Miami International Film Festival celebrated its silver anniversary at the glorious Gusman Center for the Performing Arts last evening, the mood was one of reverence for the past and anticipation for the future. “A Festival is nothing without the involvement ...

No Country for Old Men will launch Fantasporto fantastic lineup

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Dario Argento, Asia Argento, Takashi Miike, Guillermo Del Toro, Kim Ki Duk, Tsui Hark, the Coen Brothers, Frank Darabont, Stephen King, Lars Von Trier, Fernando Lopes, Max Von Sydow, Kelly LeBrock, Olivie Assayas, Michael Madsen, John Ventimiglia, Johnnie To, among others Once again Fantasporto will be the meeting point of the cream of the world cinema. The biggest names in the world of cinema again return with their latest productions. As the guilty one always returns to the site of the crime, ...

Max von Sydow to receive homage frm Fantasporto,

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Favorite Actor of Ingmar Bergman with significant career in  fantasy films HOMAGE AND CAREER AWARD TO MAX VON SYDOWHalf a century of life dedicated to the film, protagonist in one and a half hundreds of movies, Max von Sydow is on the eve of completing 80 years one of the great faces of the screen. Ingmar Bergmans' favourite actor and the priest in "Exorcist" by Friedkin will be honoured at Fantasporto 2008 with the Career Award. The 28th edition of the International Film Festival of ...

Fantasporto will be the meeting point of the cream of the world cinema

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Dario Argento, Asia Argento, Takashi Miike, Guillermo Del Toro, Kim Ki Duk, Tsui Hark, the Coen Brothers, Frank Darabont, Stephen King, Lars Von Trier, Fernando Lopes, Max Von Sydow, Kelly LeBrock, Olivie Assayas, Michael Madsen, John Ventimiglia, Johnnie To, among others Once again Fantasporto will be the meeting point of the cream of the world cinema. The biggest names in the world of cinema again return with their latest productions. As the guilty one always returns to the site of the crime, ...

History of Oscar winners and nominees for best director

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Each Academy Award ceremony is listed chronologically below along with the winner of the Academy Award for Directing and the film associated with the award. In the column next to the winner of each award are the other nominees for best director. Following the Academy's practice, the films below are listed by the years of their Los Angeles qualifying run, which is usually (but not always) in the year of release; for example, the Oscar for Best Director of 1999 was announced during the award cerem...

Catching Up With Films You May Have Missed

 Wednesday, December 12---------It's one of the frustrating feelings of the true buff......a film you were hoping to see in theaters that disappears about its first week's run. In this age of the rapid release, where specialty titles often don't have much staying power, unless you catch them in their first week of release, it's possible to miss out on them until them turn on pay television or DVD. This is true not only of the smallest indie titles but of some major releases as well that, for re...

2007 New York Film Festival post script

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The New York Film Festival never attempted to provide an overview of the contemporary film scene, the sort of panorama offered by the New York Tribeca film festival, Toronto or other major international festivals, nor does the NYFF stand for the marketing frenzy for independents increasingly noted at Sundance. To the contrary, selecting about 28 or 29 films each year, the NYFF has identified over the last 20 years under Richard Pena’s direction innovative film makers challenging past filmmakin...

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du 20 au 25 novembre 2007, à Toulon et dans son agglomération Pour sa 3e édition, le FIME continue de faire (re)découvrir les richesses du cinéma muet par l'intermédiaire de musiciens jouant en direct, au pied de l'écran. Pour faire vivre ces films au présent, le festival fait le choix de s'inscrire dans des propositions musicales actuelles : électro-acoustiques, improvisées, jazz, électroniques.  Cette

AFIFEST day 2 Los Angeles: Its Character and its Characters

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Way before Hollywood colonized the Southland, before even the Spanish Missionaries came to spread the word of God, the Tongva Indian tribe inhabited Los Angeles. As with most Indian tribes, they had a very close - almost spiritual - connection to the land. A simple "nga" sound gave words a sense of place. While we've inherited names like Cahuenga (the place of the mountain), Topanga (where the mountain meets the sea) and Tujunga (the place of the old woman), the city has most certainly...

London Festival Finishes with a Flourish

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Tonight, The Times BFI 51st London Film Festival rounded off a record-breaking year with THE DARJEELING LIMITED. This year’s 51st Festival hosted 185 feature films and 133 short films from 43 countries, 412 screenings and 515 visiting international filmmakers, over 1000 industry professionals including a record 191 buyers and sellers, and the highest ever audience attendance. International glamour on the red carpet featured throughout the Festival’s 16 days. Wes Anderson was joined by Jason ...

A Conversation With Naomi Watts at the London Film Festival

 Thursday, October 18----------Naomi Watts, whose film career is suddenly on fire, will appear as a special guest at the TCM Screen Talk tomorrow evening at the London Film Festival. Watts was one of the stars at last night's Opening Night Gala screening of EASTERN PROMISES, the new film from Canadian auteur David Cronenberg, which stars her opposite Viggo Mortenson and Vincent Cassel. The prolific actress also toplines the English-language remake of Austrian director Michael Haneke's FUNNY G...

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