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The 48th Installment of the Thessaloniki Film Festival will take place in Greece's Second City from November 16 - 25, 2007.  Thessaloniki, also known by the shorter name of "Saloniki" is next to Athens the largest city in Greece and, in many ways, a more cosmopolitan city in terms of non-Greek ethnic minorities and foreign influences.  Situated on the Thessaly extension of the Greek mainland, at the crossroads of Greece, Turkey, Bulgaria and Macedonia and boasting the busiest Gre...

The 48th Installment of the Thessaloniki ready to open

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The 48th Installment of the Thessaloniki Film Festival will take place in Greece's Second City from November 16 - 25, 2007. Thessaloniki, also known by the shorter name of "Saloniki" is next to Athens the largest city in Greece and, in many ways, a more cosmopolitan city in terms of non-Greek ethnic minorities and foreign influences. Situated on the Thessaly extension of the Greek mainland, at the crossroads of Greece, Turkey, Bulgaria and Macedonia and boasting the busiest Greek port in the a...

Kenneth Branagh's New Version Of A Stage Stunner

 Monday, October 8-------SLEUTH, the stage thriller by Anthony Shaffer that has more twists and turns than an amusement park ride, is coming back to the big screen, 25 years after its original film incarnation. That version, directed by Joseph L. Mankiewicz and released in 1972, was toplined by Sir Laurence Olivier (who received his final Oscar nomination for one of his last substantial film roles) and Michael Caine, who played, respectively, a wealthy novelist whose wife had left him for a muc...

Aspen Filmfest to screen 25 films

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A coming-of-age movie musical set in the 1960s to 30 Beatles' songs; a father taking care of his daughters as his wife serves in Iraq; a four-year-old child art prodigy who could rival Picasso; an Irish musician playing country and western music to salvage his unfilled dreams; and two stellar screen talents in a special sneak preview comprise a sample of the highly diverse, culturally rich gems of the 29th annual Aspen Filmfest. Feature film dominates with 17 of the 25 entries, providing a rich ...

The Toronto Torrent

 Tuesday, September 4---------The Toronto International Film Festival doesn't officially open for another 48 hours, but already a hurricane of film talents, industryites, press and film buffs are descending onto the Ontario metropolis with a torrent that is almost audible. Coming in from Los Angeles, New York and the four corners of the globe, including the just concluded Montreal World Film Festival, and the still continuing Venice Film Festival......all eyes are on "the gateway to North...

The Toronto Torrent

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The Toronto International Film Festival doesn't officially open for another 48 hours, but already a hurricane of film talents, industryites, press and film buffs are descending onto the Ontario metropolis with a torrent that is almost audible. Coming in from Los Angeles, New York and the four corners of the globe, including the just concluded Montreal World Film Festival, and the still continuing Venice Film Festival......all eyes are on "the gateway to North America" as the frenzy, fun and fero...

The Calgary International Film Festival line-up

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The Calgary International Film Festival (CIFF) presented by American Express is pleased to announce select highlights of the 2007 Festival line-up. The 8th annual edition of CIFF runs September 21-30, 2007. The complete line-up, as well as the sale of tickets and passes, will be available online on Friday, August 31, 2007 at www.calgaryfilm.com. “This year’s CIFF line-up includes award-winning and notable films making news at festivals in Canada and around the world, as well as those films ...

A taste of Aspen goodies

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Incredible autumn viewing awaits movie lovers - both indoors as the 29th edition of Aspen Filmfest raises its curtain, and outdoors as Mother Nature unveils her fall colors. One of Colorado's premiere film festivals, Aspen Filmfest runs Sept. 26-30, showcasing some of this year's most anticipated national and international features and documentaries, as well as undiscovered gems. As always, filmmakers and attendees enjoy mingling in Aspen's spectacular Rocky Mountain setting. A new version of ...

Persians Versus Pirates At The MTV Movie Awards

 Thursday, May 24------Persians are battling Pirates for top honors at this year's MTV MOVIE AWARDS, which will be held in Los Angeles and broadcast live on June 3. Awards are determined by the audience, who still have another week to vote for their favorites. Simply log on to the website: www.mtv.com/ontv/movieawards.Although this is hardly your mother's Oscar ceremonies (not much dignity and decorum here), the MTV MOVIE AWARDS has an international viewing audience that rivals the A...

Ce n'est pas que les films

                   « Ce n’est pas que les films. » L’une des premières choses que mon patron nous a dit le premier jour de notre stage avec  fest21.com me semblait bizarre : c’était bien pour le Festival International de Cannes que je travaillais… n’est-ce pas ? Qu’est-ce qu’il peut traiter d’autre ? En fait, cela avait changé la façon dont j’allais regarder le festival entier, et maintenant, après quelques jours du stage, travaillant à la coulis...

My Blueberry Nights Press Conference

Norah Jones, Wong Kar Wai, and Jude Law laugh as they discuss the making of My Blueberry Nights and reminisce about the shooting of "the kiss."

My Blueberry Nights par Wong Kar Wai

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Pour sa 60eme édition, le festival de Cannes s'est ouvert avec la présentation de My Blueberry Nights le nouveau film de Wong Kar Wai, président du jury l'an passé, et réalisateur de In The Mood For Love, 2046 et Happy Together, tous trois nominés lors des éditions passées du festival. My Blueberry Nights est son premier film tourné en langue anglaise. C'est l'histoire d'un voyage dramatique, évoquant la distance qui sépare un chagrin d'amour d'un nouveau ...

The Hustle-and-Bustle of Cannes!

The city of Cannes is alive and bursting with energy as people from all over the world anticipate the excitement that is the Cannes International Film Festival!  People of all ages, nationalities, and professions are here to experience the grand 60th annual event that pulls in celebrities and film makers of the highest calibur.  When walking around the small Provencal town, one can feel the celebratory ambiance.  Summer is in full bloom here on the Cote d'Azur (French Riviera), and the to...

Cannes is Alive!

The happy, sunny town of Cannes, located 2 hours from Italy by train along the French Riviera, is alive at last, thanks to summertime and the Cannes Film Festival. Before May, and especially before February, Cannes was at rest - some streets with every fourth or so store closed, boarded up without even a sign on the door. Many clubs discos dont bother opening for more than the weekend. After all besides the year round yaghtees (young men who work on the boats) or maybe the americans from the ...

"My Blueberry Nights" by Wong Kar Wai

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With the presentation of My Blueberry Nights as the opening film of the 60th Cannes Film Festival, director Wong Kar Wai, a red-carpet veteran, has the honor of launching the Competition. Winner of the Best Director Prize in 1997 for Happy Together, and after having returned to Cannes with In The Mood For Love and 2046, this year the Asian filmmaker unveils his first film made in English. My Blueberry Nights, a dramatic journey hinting at the distance between a broken heart and a new departure, ...

Cannes opener by Wong Kar Wai My Blueberry Nights

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Studio Canal is proud to announce the selection of Wong Kar Wai’s first English language feature MY BLUEBERRY NIGHTS as the Opening Night Film of the 60th Cannes Film Festival on May 16th. The screening will be the World Premiere of the romantic drama starring Norah Jones, Jude Law, David Strathairn, Rachel Weisz and Natalie Portman. The selection marks the first time in Cannes’ history that a film by a Chinese director has kicked off the Festival.  Jeremy (Jude Law) runs a small café in N...

My Blueberry Nights to open Cannes

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Studio Canal is proud to announce the selection of Wong Kar Wai’s first English language feature MY BLUEBERRY NIGHTS as the Opening Night Film of the 60th Cannes Film Festival on May 16th. The screening will be the World Premiere of the romantic drama starring Norah Jones, Jude Law, David Strathairn, Rachel Weisz and Natalie Portman. The selection marks the first time in Cannes’ history that a film by a Chinese director has kicked off the Festival.Jeremy (Jude Law) runs a small café in New ...

the celebrity beat goes on at halfway mark in santa barbara

Film festivals come in various shapes, sizes, formats and orientations. The currently ongoing 22nd installment of the Santa Barbara Film Festival is a bit off-beat in certain aspects. Lasting eleven days and presenting some 200 films it is certainly not small -- more like "medium to large." In terms of importance, however, while it is not considered to be quite in the same class as the North-American majors, Sundance, Telluride, Chicago, New York, Toronto and Montreal, it can nevertheless ce...

Denver Film Festival (SDFF29) line up

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The 29th Starz Denver Film Festival (SDFF29), produced by the Denver Film Society, rolls out the red carpet November 9 - 19, 2006. This year’s festival features a Salute to Canadian Cinema and will screen over 200 films with 14 premieres (2 world premieres, 5 North American premieres and 8 U.S premieres). 29 countries are represented this year: Argentina, Austria, Canada, China, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Great Britain, India, Iran, Israel, Italy, Japan, Latvia, Mongoli...

50th London Festival Finale

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The Times BFI 50th London Film Festival rounded off a successful fortnight of film screenings and events with Babel. This year’s 50th edition featured 183 feature films and 131 short films from 48 countries, 438 screenings and 1649 visiting international filmmakers and industry professionals. International glamour on the red carpet featured throughout the Festival’s 16 days. Alejandro González Iñárritu was joined by actors Gael García Bernal and Rinko Kikuchi to introduce Babel, the Clo...

London 50th Festival Finale

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The Times BFI 50th London Film Festival rounded off a successful fortnight of film screenings and events with Babel. This year’s 50th edition featured 183 feature films and 131 short films from 48 countries, 438 screenings and 1649 visiting international filmmakers and industry professionals.International glamour on the red carpet featured throughout the Festival’s 16 days. Alejandro González Iñárritu was joined by actors Gael García Bernal and Rinko Kikuchi to introduce Babel, the Closi...

Toronto Complete Line-Up of 352 Films From 61 Countries

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Toronto International Film Festival Announces Its Complete Line-Up of 352 Films From 61 CountriesOrganizers of the Toronto International Film Festival today announced final programming details, including the complete line-up of films for the 31st Festival running September 7 - 16, 2006. At this year's Festival, 352 films from 61 countries will screen, including 261 features, 91 per cent of which are world, international or North American premieres, and 62 of which are feature directorial debuts....

Todays News: Wednesday 24 May

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Premiers Today in the Lumiere Theater Marie Antoinette and The Right of the Weakest premier. $970m To Media The European Union's Media Programme has banked $970 million dollars from the years 2007-2013. The money will be spread through the media and entertainment industry. The percentages of the fund will be used for training (7%), developing(20%), distribution (55%), promotion (9%), and pilot projects (4%). This budget is a huge increase since the last budget of $659m from 2001-2006. Jury ...

Sky Captain at HDFEST

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"Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow" added to HDFEST New York Film Festival Line-upHDFEST announced that a special screening of "Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow" will be presented at the HDFEST New York Event. The screening will take place on Sunday December 5th at The Tribeca Grand Screening Room, 2 Avenue of the Americas at 7:30pm. HDFEST is pleased to present this breakthrough film, which is one of the world's first major motion pictures created using high-definition technology. Pa...

new and old european classics on view in Turkey

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New and old european classics on view in Turkey with the "European Film Festival On Wheels" – Izmir, Turkey. With Turkey now bucking for entry into the EU (European Union) this travelling selection of carefully culled European films -- Features and Shorts, old and new -- is a most significant cinematic and cultural event in this dynamic country of 65 million, stretching west to east, from the Aegean Sea to the Caucasus, north to south, from the Black Sea to the Eastern Mediterranean. Founder...

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