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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...

The Wine Country Film Festival

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The 24th September 15th - 26th, 2010   Call for Entries Regular deadline is May 15, late submission deadline is June 15, 2010 Download the entry form and send with film   Contact Info Wine Country Film Festival T: 707.935.FILM 12000 Henno Road P.O. Box 303 Glen Ellen, CA 95442 USA wcfilmfest@aol•com Executive Director: Stephen Ashton Website: http://www.wcff.us/ Check the dailies and videos The Wine Country Film F...

Dennis Hopper Battling Cancer

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  Veteran actor Dennis Hopper is battling prostate cancer and is said to be bedridden. The actor, age 73, announced today that he was seeking a divorce from his fifth wife, Victoria Duffy, with whom he has a 6-year-old daughter, Galen. Hopper has three other children from previous marriages. Concern is mounting about the health of the actor when a released statement from his publicist had him declaring that he "only wants to spend these difficult days surrounded by my child...

The Australian touch in film reviews by Urban Cinefile

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Movie reviews by Urban Cinefile courtesy Andrew and Louise: PRIME MOVER (Aust, 2009) Stars Ben Mendelsohn, Michael Dorman, Emily Barclay, William McInnes. "Big dreams, harsh reality and a quirky fantasy make up the engine of David Caesar's likeable new film, in which a prime mover is the prime motivation of his pie-in-the-sky protagonist," says Louise. "Prime Mover deals in the everyday lives of recognisably Australian characters in a way that makes their journey...

Selection of film reviews

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PRIME MOVER(Aust, 2009) Stars Ben Mendelsohn, Michael Dorman, Emily Barclay, William McInnes. “Big dreams, harsh reality and a quirky fantasy make up the engine of David Caesar’s likeable new film, in which a prime mover is the prime motivation of his pie-in-the-sky protagonist,” says Louise. “Prime Mover deals in the everyday lives of recognisably Australian characters in a way that makes their journey matter to us. And it does it in unique style,” says Andrew...Movie reviews:THE BOYS...

Italian Cinematographer Mario Tosi Honored At FLIFF

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  It is a long journey from Nazi-occupied Rome to the sunshine glitz of Fort Lauderdale, Florida.....but this is the journey that cinematographer Mario Tosi has taken to receive a Lifetime Achievement Award in Cinematography at the Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival on Wednesday evening prior to the screening of ITALIANS by writer/director Giovanni Veronesi.  Mr. Tosi has shot over 35 films including such Hollywood projects as HEARTS OF THE WEST (Jeff Bridges, Blythe D...

Italian Cinematographer Mario Tosi Honored At FLIFF

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It is a long journey from Nazi-occupied Rome to the sunshine glitz of Fort Lauderdale, Florida.....but this is the journey that cinematographer Mario Tosi has taken to receive a Lifetime Achievement Award in Cinematography at the Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival on Wednesday evening prior to the screening of ITALIANS by writer/director Giovanni Veronesi. Mr. Tosi has shot over 35 films including such Hollywood projects as HEARTS OF THE WEST (Jeff Bridges, Blythe Danner, Andy Griffith...

CineVegas Festival on a hiatus in 2010

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CineVegas Festival President Robin Greenspun and Artistic Director Trevor Groth announced today that the CineVegas Film Festival will not be held in 2010. “Given the current economic climate and the pressures it has created, we made the difficult decision to put CineVegas on hiatus for the coming year. CineVegas has become such a well respected film festival, and rather than allow the economy to affect its level of quality we have opted to put the event on hold,” said Robin Greenspun, Festiv...

Tribute To Actor Michael Madsen

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 by Sandy Mandelberger, Festival Dailies Editor  In its 25 year history, FESTROIA has welcomed such luminaries as Lauren Bacall, Robert Mitchum, Kirk Douglas, Dennis Hopper, Christopher Walken, Jane Russell, Ben Gazarra and Mickey Rooney. This year, career achievement honors go to American actor Michael Madsen, who will be in Portugal to receive his prize. He is also being represented on the big screen in two films: STRENGTH AND HONOUR by debut Irish director Mark Mahon, where he gives a s...

Festroia Tribute to Actor Michael Madsen

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In its 25 year history, FESTROIA has welcomed such luminaries as Lauren Bacall, Robert Mitchum, Kirk Douglas, Dennis Hopper, Christopher Walken, Jane Russell, Ben Gazarra and Mickey Rooney. This year, career achievement honors go to American actor Michael Madsen, who will be in Portugal to receive his prize. He is also being represented on the big screen in two films: STRENGTH AND HONOUR by debut Irish director Mark Mahon, where he gives a superlative performance as a washed-up boxer who must en...

Filmfest Oldenburg honors filmmakers Bruno Barreto, Scott McGehee and David Siegel

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16. Internationales Filmfest Oldenburg16th to 20th September 2009 Brazilian director, writer and producer Bruno Barreto’s will be presented in the festival’s retrospective. This year’s tribute goes to American directing duo Scott McGehee and David Siegel.Retrospective Bruno BarretoHis first short film was done at the tender age of 10, aged 17 he finished his feature debut (“Tati, The Girl”) and only four years later the enthusiastic director had his international break-through with the...

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...

Ischia Global Film & Music Fest 2009 delivers another stellar line up

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(Within the project Italy Worldwide, the most popular SummerFilm & Music Event in the World) July 12th - 19th: These are the dates of the Summer rendez vous for the Italian film & music community, populated by the leaders of the entertainment and communications businesses, and the most celebrated luminaries on the global stage. Since 2003, this has been a popular event with Movie and TV personalities. The event is sponsored in part by the Italian Ministry of Culture and by the Campa...

Ischia Full programme, stellar line up

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Ischia Global Film & Music Fest 2009(Within the project Italy Worldwide, the most popular SummerFilm & Music Event in the World)July 12th – 19th: These are the dates of the Summer rendez vous for the Italian film & music community, populated by the leaders of the entertainment and communications businesses, and the most celebrated luminaries on the global stage. Since 2003, this has been a popular event with Movie and TVpersonalities.The event is sponsored in part by the Italian Ministry of Cu...

Hrithik Roshan to play Christ? (sure --why not?)

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Not since Mel Gibson cast James Caviezel as Jesus in his 2004 film The Passion of The Christ , has there been any comparison between an actor and the Lord. But now several Latin American distributors, who saw the international version of Rakesh Roshan's Kites , are stunned by Hrithik's resemblance to Jesus Christ in the film. It's been two weeks since the Bollywood film was showcased at the Cannes Film Festival, but the buzz around it still continues at the French Riviera. And, another t...

Hrithik Roshan to play Christ? (sure --why not?)

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Not since Mel Gibson cast James Caviezel as Jesus in his 2004 film The Passion of The Christ , has there been any comparison between an actor and the Lord. But now several Latin American distributors, who saw the international version of Rakesh Roshan’s Kites , are stunned by Hrithik’s resemblance to Jesus Christ in the film. It’s been two weeks since the Bollywood film was showcased at the Cannes Film Festival, but the buzz around it still continues at the French Riviera. And, another thi...

CineVegas Announces Honorees for 11th Annual Festival

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CineVegas will honor two actors, two directors and two video game design pioneers at the 2009 Festival, it was announced today by Trevor Groth, Artistic Director. Jon Voight will be given the Marquee Award, recognizing his artistic excellence, professional accomplishment and dedication to cinema. Willem Dafoe will be honored with the Vanguard Actor Award, which honors the distinctive mark he has made in film through his brave performances. The Vanguard Director Award will be given to George and ...

The Wine Country Film Festival

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  CALL FOR ENTRIES 2009 DEADLINE JUNE 15, 2009   "ONE OF THE BEST REGIONAL FESTIVALS" "UNIQUE PROGRAMMING and PRESENTATION" "WORTH THE PRICE OF THE ENTRY FEE" The Wine Country Film Festival, established in 1986, is a premier showcase of international feature films, short films and documentaries. The Festival includes theatrical presentations as well as the popular "Films al Fresco" screenings under the stars in spectacular vineya...

CineVegas has announced the complete lineup

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CineVegas has announced the complete lineup for its 11th Annual Festival, including Bobcat Goldthwait’s World’s Greatest Dad as the closing night film, it was announced today by Trevor Groth, Artistic Director. In addition to the opening night film, Saint John of Las Vegas, and eight “Jackpot Premieres” which were earlier announced, the 2009 Festival will offer a selection of documentaries in the “Pioneer Documentaries” section; “Diamond Discoveries” the best new independent fil...

No Subtitles Necessary: Laszlo & Vilmos

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The names Leslie and Willie a.k.a László Kovács and Vilmos Zsigmond must certainly ring a bell to anyone familiar with the world of cinema. On March 14, 2009, the American Film Institute hosted a special screening of “No Subtitles Necessary: Laszlo & Vilmos”, a documentary by James Chressanthis about the lives and works of Kovács and Zsigmond. Vilmos Zsigmond and the late László Kovács are two of the most influential contemporary cinematographers considered to be instrumental in the d...

Miami FF Honors a Neglected Indie Auteur

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It is not as unusual as it may at first sound…..a filmmaker with over 40 years of experience and over 25 films in the can is lionized in Europe but underappreciated in his home country. That has been the fate of many of the original American indies of the 1970s, including such celebrated auteurs as Jim Jarmusch, Hal Hartley, Amos Poe and Susan Seidelman, and a more recent crop that includes Harmony Korine and Todd Solondz. Most prominently on this list is the idiosyncratic filmmaker Abel Ferra...

Miami FF Honors A Neglected Indie Auteur

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  Thursday, March 12-----It is not as unusual as it may at first sound…..a filmmaker with over 40 years of experience and over 25 films in the can is lionized in Europe but underappreciated in his home country. That has been the fate of many of the original American indies of the 1970s, including such celebrated auteurs as Jim Jarmusch, Hal Hartley, Amos Poe and Susan Seidelman, and a more recent crop that includes Harmony Korine and Todd Solondz. Most prominently on this list is the idi...
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