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 WINNERS ANNOUNCED AT THE 15TH MOËT BRITISH INDEPENDENT FILM AWARDS London, Sunday 9th December – An impressive array of British talent turned out this evening for the 15th Moët British Independent Film Awards. The winners were announced at the star-studded ceremony, held at Old Billingsgate which was hosted by BIFA Winning actor James Nesbitt. Best British Independent Film was won by BROKEN with Peter Strickland picking up Best Director for BERBERIAN SOUND ...

Seven cities to screen Tropfest in february

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Food stalls, live music and interactive film events are what can be expected when Tropfest kicks off around the nation on Sunday 17 February 2013. Sixteen lucky finalists will have their work screened to a massive audience at LIVE events across Australia.   Venues include: Suncorp Piazza in Brisbane, the Wollongong Botanic Gardens, Melbourne’s Sidney Myer Music Bowl, Perth’s Bohemia Outdoor Cinema, Commonwealth Park in Canberra, Circle on Cavill in Surfers Paradise and of c...

Sir Michael Gambon and Jude Law to be honoured at British Independent Film Awards

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JUDE LAW AND SIR MICHAEL GAMBON TO BE HONOURED AT THE 15th MOËT BRITISH INDEPENDENT FILM AWARDS Recipients of both The Richard Harris Award and The Variety Award were announced today by Johanna von Fischer and Tessa Collinson, joint Directors, The Moët British Independent Film Awards. Sir Michael Gambon will receive the Richard Harris Award and Jude Law The Variety Award at the awards ceremony on Sunday 9th December at Old Billingsgate. The Richard Harris Award was introduced in 200...

`The Impossible´ becomes the biggest opening in Spanish box office ever

Juan Antonio Bayona's, The Impossible, broke all-time Spanish box office records for the biggest four-day opening, with 10.3 million euros and 1.4 million tickets sold.   When we attended the European premier of the film at the San Sebastian film festival, we knew that we were watching something big.   The Impossible, is a drama based on a true story of one family’s terrifying account of the 2004 tsunami and the compelling events as they fought to survive in the face of dis...

Geraldine Chaplin will receive the Golden Angel of Tofifest

        The star in the legendary “Doctor Zhivago” will be awarded a Special Golden Angel of Tofifest for Lifetime Achievement, during the Opening Ceremony of the International Film Festival Tofifest. Geraldine Chaplin is a daughter of the legendary Charlie Chaplin and one of the most popular actresses of international...

A brilliant edition of the 60th San Sebastian International Film Festival

It is time to give a note to the 60th San Sebastian Festival and this can only be magnificent! A merited A, like the category it holds.  Like Cannes, Venice or Berlin but whereas Cannes has a budget of 20M Euros, San Sebastian has to deal with 7.4M Not always a film festival combines high quality of films in all sections (official, New directors, Zabaltegi-Perlas, Horizontes Lations,etc…)  with a glamorous red carpet (Gere,Sarandon,Travolta,Hoffman,McGregor,Affleck,Bellucci,P...

Vote begins for the European Film Academy's People's Choice Award

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The European Film Academy invites you to vote in the PEOPLE'S CHOICE AWARD 2012 for your favourite European film and win a trip for two people to the European Film Awards in Malta! NOMINATED ARE: THE ARTIST written & directed by Michel Hazanavicius with Jean Dujardin, Berenice Bejo, James Cromwell, John Goodman BARBARA written & directed by Christian Petzold with Nina Hoss, Ronald Zehrfeld, Rainer Bock, Jasna Fritzi Bauer, Christina Hecke THE BEST E...

Ewan McGregor to receive the Donostia Award at the 60th San Sebastian Fest

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The 60th edition of the San Sebastian International Film Festival will bestow a Donostia Award this year on actor Ewan McGregor in a tribute to his career. Often hailed as one of the finest actors of his generation, Ewan McGregor consistently captivates audiences with a diverse line-up of roles across a multitude of genres, styles and scope. Born in Perth, Scotland, McGregor's career has been highlighted by a continuous string of bold and daring performances, from his breakthrough role as the...

Richard Gere will receive the Zurich Golden Icon Award

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  Richard Gere will receive the coveted Golden Icon Award at this year’s Festival, taking place September 20th – 30th. The announcement was made by ZFF Directors Karl Spoerri and Nadja Schildknecht. Serving as the Festival’s most prestigious symbol of recognition, awarded in appreciation of the lifetime achievements of an actor or actress, the Golden Icon Award will be bestowed to Mr. Gere on the evening of Sunday, September 23 at the Corso Cinema. In addition to receivi...

Haiti: Carnival in Cannes

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    The Festival de Cannes celebrated Haiti: Carnival in Cannes Friday night, a benefit event presented by Giorgio Armani in support of Sean Penn’s J/P Haitian Relief Organization (J/P HRO), Paul Haggis’ Artists for Peace and Justice (APJ) and Petra Nemcova’s Happy Heart’s Fund (HHF), for their united and extraordinary work in Haiti. The charities’ unity reflects their collective belief that more can be ac...

Preparing for Cannes Festival Opening Gala Dinner at Electrolux Agora

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Preperation for Cannes Festival Opening Gala Dinner at Electrolux Agora 11th May4 Electrolux bring 90 years of Culinary Expertise to  “the most important annual dinner in France” at Film Festival de Cannes with award-winning partner chefs. The Electrolux Agora Pavilion will host the official 2012 Film Festival de Cannes Opening Gala Dinner and the Jury Deliberation Lunches. The former of these is considered “the most important annual dinner in France” by Electrolux part...

Filmmakers Fire Up For Tropfest’s 20th Birthday!

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Movie Extra Tropfest Australia today announces the 15 lucky filmmakers who will light up screens across the nation for Tropfest’s 20th competition. Finalists include second generation filmmaker Matilda Brown, Damian McLindon, director of the self-help documentary The Secret, and Tropfest’s youngest ever finalist, 16 year old star of the Foxtel hit series ‘Tangled’, Eva Lazzaro. For the second year, Tropfest fans have the opportunity to choose the 16th Finalist that will premiere at the ...

Berlinale 2012: 18 World Premieres in the Competition

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With seven more films, the Competition programme of the 62nd Berlin International Film Festival is nearing completion. To date it includes 22 films, of which 17 are vying for the Golden and Silver Bears. 18 films will celebrate their world premieres in the Competition of the Berlinale 2012.     The productions in the Competition are from the following countries: Brazil, Canada, Denmark, the Czech Republic, Germany, the People's Republic of China, France...

'Salmon Fishing' in Palm Springs

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  “SALMON FISHING IN TH E YEMEN ” AT 2012 PALM SPRINGS INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL At the open of PSIFF on January 05, 2012, actress Emily Blunt came to present her latest film, Salmon Fishing In Yemen (2011). The film opened in Toronto at the 2011 Toronto International Film Festival and opened the 2012 Palm Springs International Film Festival. Ewan McGregor, Kristen Scott Thomas and Emily Blunt star in the feature film with based on Paul Torday’s acclaimed nove...

Palm Springs Film Festival opens with Emily Blunt

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EMILY BLUNT TO ATTEND OPENING NIGHT SCREENING OF “SALMON FISHING IN TH E YEMEN ” AT 2012 PALM SPRINGS INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL PSIFF PRESS RELEASE British actress Emily Blunt will attend the Opening Night screening of SALMON FISHING IN YEMEN The Palm Springs International Film Festival will open on Thursday, January 5 with the screening of CBS Films’ Salmon Fishing in the Yemen, followed by a reception at the Palm Springs Art Museum. Directed by Oscar©-nomi...

Tropfest thrilled with submissions levels

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The self procalaimed world’s largest short film festival MOVIE EXTRA TROPFEST announces that entries are now closed. Finalist announcement revealed on February 3rd, 2012. Sixteen lucky finalists will have their work screened to a massive live audience at events across Australia on Sunday 19 February 2012, with both international and interstate finalists flown from their home city to Sydney to join in the celebrations. The event will also be televised live to hundreds of thousands of viewers ...

Fiercely Independent Woodstock Film Festival

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  The 12th edition of the Woodstock Film Festival, an event that takes seriously its reputation for being “fiercely independent” is in full flower (power) this weekend in the center of Woodstock, New York and neighboring towns through Sunday, September 25. For this year’s edition, the Festival is presenting nearly 150 films, along with a series of professional panels, music performances and special events. Among the highlights taking place this weekend are a repeat screening of the...

The Return Of Roman Polanski

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  Word comes from Europe that the celebrated director Roman Polanski will be returning to Zurich, Switzerland this week to accept the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Zurich Film Festival. This could have been a standard issue awards story except for the fact that Mr. Polanski’s trip to Zurich two years ago to pick up this same honor precipitated a one-year legal battle that led to months of house arrest and his possible extradition to the United States to face a prison term for fl...

Stars Come Out In Toronto

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  One need not look up at the skies in the Canadian metropolis of Toronto to see stars. There will be as many stars at street level (make that red carpet level) as there will be in the heavens as the 2011 edition of the Toronto International Film Festival continues through this Sunday. Brad Pitt, George Clooney, James Franco, Rachel Weisz, Salma Hayek and Viggo Mortensen will be backing a flurry of Hollywood and indie movie bows in Toronto, as will Keira Knightley, Clive Owen, Ge...

58th Sydney Film Festival – it’s a wrap!

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Sydneysiders braved one of the coldest winters in many years to make the 2011 Sydney Film Festival another resounding success. “Revenue targets were exceeded and total box office takings were higher than ever, despite reduced capacity due to renovations underway around the State Theatre, and having one day less in the Festival.” says CEO Leigh Small.Sold-out sessions increased to 72 in 2011 from 63 last year, and percentage capacity attendance increased significantly, resulting in nearly hal...

NEWSLETTER N° 512: june 8, 2011

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7 .............                                                                                                                                                          NEWSLETTER N° 512: june 8, 2011 Follow this LINK if you cannot read the newsletter properly    Contact the Editor to Advertise with us  This weekly newsletter reaches 111 000 film professionals. ...

Cate Blanchett movie to open Sydney Film Festival, by Eva Rinaldi - 8th June 2011

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Cate Blanchett's new thriller "Hanna" will open the Sydney Film Festival with the Academy Award winner gracing the red carpet. Directed by Joe Wright ("Atonement"), "Hanna" will bookend the festival with the closing night film, Mike Mills' "Beginners", starring Ewan McGregor. "Of course we're very excited to be opening with 'Hanna', the new film by Joe Wright, and to have Sydney Film Festival's patron Cate Blanchett on the red carpet for our o...

54th San Francisco International Film Festival wrapped

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The San Francisco Film Society wrapped its 54th San Francisco International Film Festival (April 21 - May 5) with 265 screenings of 193 films from 48 countries, which were attended by 278 filmmakers and industry guests from 22 countries around the globe. "I had a hell of a good time!" exclaimed Frank Pierson, recipient of this year's Kanbar Award for excellence in screenwriting. "I enjoyed the informality of spirit and the professionalism of execution of the who...

Seattle International Film Festival highlights

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    Film Industry Luminaries Ewan McGregor, Warren Miller, Al Pacino Scheduled to Appear The 37th Seattl...

54TH SAN FRANCISCO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL TO OPEN WITH MIKE MILLS’ BEGINNERS, APRIL 21 AT CASTRO THEATRE

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Christopher Plummer, Ewan McGregor and Mélanie Laurent Star in Personal Story of Coming Out and Starting Over   The 54th San Francisco International Film Festival (April 21–May 5) will open with Beginners (USA 2010), writer/director Mike Mills’ deeply personal and universal contemplation of chances and choices in life and love, which spotlights beautiful portrayals by Ewan McGregor, Christopher Plummer, and Mélanie Laurent. Beginners will screen 7:00 pm, T...
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