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Dover Kosashvili - Director Born in Soviet Georgia in 1966, Dover Koshashvili immigrated to Israel with his family in 1972. He has directed two feature films and a short. His short, Im Hukim (By the Laws), first earned him acclaim at the 1999 Cannes Film Festival, where it was considered for the Cinefoundation award. In 2001, Koshashvili made his feature film directorial debut with Late Marriage, from a screenplay he wrote himse...

Annual Movies for Grownups® Awards

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  AARP The Magazine to Recognize Film Icon Robert Redford With Lifetime Achievement Award at Its 10th Annual Movies for Grownups® Awards in Los Angeles, Feb. 7th It's awards season and AARP The Magazine has once again picked the best films for the older audience with its annual Movies for Grownups® Awards. Robert Redford is the recipient of the Movies for Grownups Lifetime Achievement Award and Tom Hooper's The King's Speech nabbed this year's top honor for overall "Bes...

NEWSLETTER N° 491: January 7, 2011

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NEWSLETTER N° 491: January 7, 2011

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 .............                                                                                                                                                          NEWSLETTER N° 491: January 7, 2011 Season's greeting to all our friends on the festival circuit! Follow this LINK if you cannot read the newsletter properly Contact the Editor, Advertise with us  Thi...

BIFA To Honor Bonham Carter and Neeson

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  The Moet British Independent Film Awards (BIFA) have announced two of its honorees for its glamorous awards gala next month. Actress Helena Bonham Carter will receive the coveted Richard Harris Award and the Variety Award will be bestowed on actor Liam Neeson. The awards gala takes place at Old Billingsgate on Sunday, 5 December. The Richard Harris Award was introduced in 2003 in honor of veteran actor Richard Harris and recognises outstanding contribution to British film by an act...

Edinburgh fest Chair steps down due to growing international commitments.

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It was announced today that EIFF Chair Iain Smith has made the decision to leave the board of the Edinburgh International Film Festival.Smith joined the board in 2007 and took the leading position of Chair in 2008. He has been instrumental in guiding the film festival during a growth period following the UK Film Council’s investment in 2008. He has played a crucial role in shaping the Festival; bringing technology and digital initiatives to the forefront.Iain Smith said: “My growing commit...

Julia Roberts will receive the Donostia Award on September 20

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Julia Roberts will receive the Donostia Award on September 20 Julia Roberts, Javier Bardem, Richard Jenkins and director Ryan Marphy to present ''Eat Pray Love'' at the 58th San Sebastian Festival     Eat Pray Love will be presented in the Official Selection of the Festival, out-of-competition. Eat Pray Love takes its story from the bestseller of the same name by the author and journalist Elizabeth Gilbert. Recently divorced, Julia Roberts (Liz Gilbe...

Julia Roberts to attend San Sebastian with Eat Pray Love

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Eat Pray Love will be presented in the Official Selection of the Festival, out-of-competition.Eat Pray Love takes its story from the bestseller of the same name by the author and journalist Elizabeth Gilbert. Recently divorced, Julia Roberts (Liz Gilbert) embarks on a journey around the world that becomes a quest for self-discovery. In her travels, she discovers the pleasure of eating in Italy, the power of prayer in India, and the inner peace and balance of true love in Bali. Eat Pray Love will...

The USA Film Festival announces the full schedule of events

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  The USA Film Festival announces the full schedule of events for the 40th Annual USA Film Festival, April 28 - May 2, 2010. All programs will be held at the Angelika Film Center Dallas, 5321 E. Mockingbird Lane, Dallas, Texas. Advance tickets are available exclusively through Ticketmaster beginning Friday, April 16, 2010. LIST OF PROGRAMS (chronologically) La Mission Wednesday, April 28, 7:00pm There are two things in life that recovering alcoholic Che (Benjamin Bratt) ...

The Global Film Village: The Last Station opens and The Lightkeepers Closes PSIFF


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by Marla LewinThis January marks the 21st anniversary year of the Palm Springs International Film Festival (PSIFF). Today Festival Director Darryl Macdonald announced the program and said, "Our film line-up this year is a strong reflection of the current zeitgeist in world cinema. Sixty-seven first-time feature film directors will screen this year, representing a surge of new filmmaking talent on the world stage. In addition, we'll showcase a vintage crop of new works by established master...

BUFF looks back - an end of year review including a summary of the 2009 British Urban Film Festival

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On Friday October the 2nd, the 2nd annual British Urban Film Festival (BUFF) launched at the Picture House cinema in Stratford – the home of the 2012 Olympics. And whilst East London has been no stranger to BUFF in the past, a capacity crowd on the opening night confirmed the keenly anticipated line-up of film-making talent on show. One of the standout highlights was the Michael Jackson tribute, paying homage to the king of pop – thanks to the power of youtube and the endless choice of mat...

AFM Nov. 4-11 will screen 445 motion pictures...

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The 30th American Film Market (AFM) Nov. 4-11 will screen 445 motion pictures in 27 languages, including 73 world premieres and 311 market premieres, to 8,000-plus film buyers and industry professionals from more than 70 countries. Jonathan Wolf, AFM Managing Director and Executive Vice President of the Independent Film & Television Alliance, made the announcement today.Films making their world and/or market premieres include Get Low, starring Bill Murray, Sissy Spacek and Robert Duvall (K5 Inte...

The inaugural Doha Tribeca Film Festival PREVIEW

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The inaugural Doha Tribeca Film Festival (DTFF) announced today it will open with a special screening of director Mira Nair's “Amelia,” a thrilling account of legendary aviation pioneer Amelia Earhart starring two-time Academy Award® winner Hilary Swank and Golden Globe® winner Richard Gere. Organizers also revealed the 32 films that will comprise the rest of the Festival’s film slate. 12 of the films have roots in the Middle East and the balance is a diverse selection of acclaimed title...

The inaugural Doha Tribeca Film Festival PREVIEW

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The inaugural Doha Tribeca Film Festival (DTFF) announced today it will open with a special screening of director Mira Nair's “Amelia,” a thrilling account of legendary aviation pioneer Amelia Earhart starring two-time Academy Award® winner Hilary Swank and Golden Globe® winner Richard Gere. Organizers also revealed the 32 films that will comprise the rest of the Festival’s film slate. 12 of the films have roots in the Middle East and the balance is a diverse selection of acclaimed title...

Mariam's Amazing Race to Cannes and back to Cambodia: Day 18

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  DAY EIGHTEEN The day started early with a bowl of cereal, yogurt and fresh fruit. Then it was time to pack the purple carpet bag again and head off to another train station. Wynford drove me to the station, where the price for a train ticket had gone from $35 Pounds if I had purchased the ticket online the night before, to $69. Since my credit card wasn't working, we walked over to the National Express bus office where a ticket to London was a mere $23, which I had in cash. Howe...

Fest Training Ground keynotes

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Alex Rodriguez, who was nominated for an Oscar in 2007, will be present in the program Editing and will be a unique experience to enhance any knowledge in the area, with a top expert.Alex Rodriguez in just over a decade became a world established editor, notably know for his work with Alfonso Cuarn, workin on his most successful films from which we can quote the marvelous Y tu mama tambien , Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban and Children of Men which allowed him to have as Oscar nominatio...

The Global Film Village: SHOWEST 2009 REPORT by Marla Lewin

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Fest21.com hosted the "The Future of Cinema" panel at Cannes 2008 and now we look at the practical side of "The Future of Cinema" at Showest 2009 in Las Vegas.  This was a very different Showest from previous years. Everywhere you looked the emphasis was on Digital Cinema and 3D. The major studios were not as front and center as in previous years. Disney and Sony showed their product reels of upcoming films in theatres. Paramount's trailers showed at their Dinner event spons...

The Global Film Village: SHOWEST 2009 Report by Marla Lewin

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Fest21.com hosted the "The Future of Cinema" panel at Cannes 2008 and now we look at the practical side of "The Future of Cinema" at Showest 2009 in Las Vegas. This was a very different Showest from previous years. Everywhere you looked the emphasis was on Digital Cinema and 3D. The major studios were not as front and center as in previous years. Disney and Sony showed their product reels of upcoming films in theatres. Paramount's trailers showed at their Dinner event sp...

60 films lined up from Houston WorldFest

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Houston World Fest will run April 17 - 26, 2009 WorldFest was founded 49 years ago as Cinema Arts, an International Film Society in August, 1961. WorldFest became the third competitive international film festival in North America, following San Francisco and New York. WorldFest is the oldest Independent Film & Video Festival in the World. It evolved into a competitive International Film Festival in April, 1968. It was founded by award-winning producer/director Hunter Todd to present a quality fi...

Nik Powell (EFA) will preside over B-EST Jury

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Nik Powell, Vice-President of the European Film Academy and Director of the National Film and Television School in London, has agreed to be the president of the feature film section of the festival. In 1972, Nik Powell set up Virgin Records with Richard Branson, nowadays a multi-million pound company. In the 80’s, Nik Powell went into partnership with Stephen Wooley and formed Palace Productions, later on producing three of Neil Jordan’s most succesfull films - COMPANY OF WOLVES, ...

Kate Winslet to receive Montecito Award at Santa Barbara

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The Santa Barbara International Film Festival (SBIFF) is thrilled to welcome back five-time Academy Award nominee Kate Winslet by honoring her with the Montecito Award. Having previously received the Performance of the Year Award in 2005, Winslet returns to the hallowed halls of the Arlington Theatre on Friday, January 23, becoming the festival’s first two-time honoree. “I have had a cinematic crush on Kate Winslet since her first movie,” gushed SBIFF Director Roger Durling. “She's my...

Demi Moore In Miami For FLAWLESS

 Monday, March 3----------When you have one of the most famous and recognizable faces in both Hollywood and the tabloids, it is a challenge to be recognized for your talent and not your fame. The plain, unvarnished truth is that Demi Moore is a damned good actress. She makes that abundantly clear in her role as the buttoned-down executive who becomes involved in a major diamond heist from the vaults of her employer in last night’s Gusman Gala. FLAWLESS (which describes the jewels, but certain...

Demi Moore In Miami For FLAWLESS

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When you have one of the most famous and recognizable faces in both Hollywood and the tabloids, it is a challenge to be recognized for your talent and not your fame. The plain, unvarnished truth is that Demi Moore is a damned good actress. She makes that abundantly clear in her role as the buttoned-down executive who becomes involved in a major diamond heist from the vaults of her employer in last night’s Gusman Gala. FLAWLESS (which describes the jewels, but certainly can be applied to Ms. Mo...

MIFF Gala Screenings At The Gusman

  Friday, February 29---------There is nothing quite so glamorous as the Red Carpet at a film festival. Popping flash bulbs, the crush of the paparazzi, the push of the crowd, the rare opportunity of seeing world-class filmmakers and celebrities, the sheer excitement in the air. Glamour is definitely on tap on Flagler Street in downtown Miami as the 25th Miami International Film Festival presents the Gusman Galas in all their glory in the beautiful and historic Gusman Center for the Performing...

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