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Looking back on Tokyo fest 2011, year of the quake

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    LOOKING BACK ON TOKYO INTL FILM FESTIVAL, 2011 ~THE YEAR OF THE QUAKE ~    by Alex Deleon Not to forget that this was the year of the Great March 11 Earthquake cum nuclear disaster and "Tsunami" Tidal Wave that washed away whole cities up north, the 24th Tokyo Intl Film festival was a somewhat restrained affair with the lingering effect of the disaster in evidence in various forms, toning down the overall climate of festivity. Right outside the entrance to the main towe...

A look back on Tokyo fest 2011

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~THE YEAR OF THE QUAKE ~by Alex DeleonNot to forget that this was the year of the Great March 11 Earthquake cum nuclear disaster and "Tsunami" Tidal Wave that washed away whole cities up north, the 24th Tokyo Intl Film festival was a somewhat restrained affair with the lingering effect of the disaster in evidence in various forms, toning down the overall climate of festivity. Right outside the entrance to the main tower housing the festival offices was a green collection booth where passers by w...

The Mill and the Cross" an extraordinary artistic achievement

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  By Ron Gilbert   Director, Lech Majewski does a brilliant orchestration in this film which is like watching an artist visually show how his painting is created and all of his inspirations. Opening this complex painting via a combination of actors and horses with blue screen effects and 2D backdrops with historical, religious, contemporary and symbolic figures, with biblical travails depicted alongside sufferings of Flemish citizens persecuted by representati...

THE MILL AND THE CROSS (2011) at RIFF

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THE MILL AND THE CROSS at RIFF 2011.  Polish director Lech Majewski of the film THE MILL AND THE CROSS (2011) appeared at the 8th annual Reykjavik International Film Festival (RIFF) 2011, September 22- October 02.  Starring Rutget Hauer, Charlotte Rampling and Michael York, THE MILL AND THE CROSS (2011) by director Lech Majewski has crossed new borders with his film which is an experimental exploration and hybrid between the life inside famous Flemish painting by Pieter Bruegel the El...

Lech Majewski and THE MILL AND THE CROSS at AIFF

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Polish director Lech Majewski of the film THE MILL AND THE CROSS (2011) appeared at the second annual Aruba International Film Festival as a special guest where his film screened and he attended a panel discussion, 'Conversations With', led by journalist Rollo Ross. Apparently, Lech had so much to say about his film and the history of the painting that Rollo only asked three questions and that led Lech to talking for over and hour and a half about his film. Now that’s inspiration!Starring Rut...

Lech Majewski and THE MILL AND THE CROSS

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 Polish director Lech Majewski of the film THE MILL AND THE CROSS (2011) appeared at the second annual Aruba International Film Festival as a special guest where his film screened and he attended a panel discussion, 'Conversations With', led by journalist Rollo Ross. Apparently, Lech had so much to say about his film and the history of the painting that Rollo only asked three questions and that led Lech to talking for over and hour and a half about his film. Now that’s inspiration!Starring Ru...

Istanbul Film Festival opens tomorrow celebrates 30 year anniversary

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BANGKOK ~ The 30th Istanbul Film Festival will take place during April 2-17. With approximately 150, 000 participants last year Istanbul Film Festival is again the biggest cinema event of Turkey and once again offers rich content. Some 230 films in 21 sections will be shown in the festival. A  wide-ranging programme composed of special retrospectives exclusive to the 30th year includes new films premiered in January at Sundance and in February at Berlin, Golden Tulip International and Na...

IPA Stands Behinds Union, Changes 15th Satellite Award Venue

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In an unprecedented move, The International Press Academy (IPA) has relocated the 15th Satellite Awards presentation as a demonstration of support for UNITE HERE! Local 11. UNITE HERE!, a Union advocate group for hospitality workers, has placed Hyatt Regency Century Plaza on their BOYCOTT WATCH list due to contract disputes with hospitality workers dating back months.In response, IPA has moved its annual awards gala back to its former home at the Grand Salon of the InterContinental Hotel, 2151 A...

Zlin Film Festival Artistic Director Petr Koliha Looks Back And Ahead

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  On the eve of the Zlin Film Festival, which kicks off its 50th anniversary celebrations on Sunday, May 30, I spoke with the very busy Petr Koliha, the Festival's Artistic Director. As the first major film event following Cannes, the Zlin Film Festival takes up the mantle of film appreciation, with a particular focus to film and media projects produced for the children and youth market. As all eyes turn east to the UNESCO heritage city of Zlin in eastern Czech Republic, Petr Koliha sha...

Zlin Film Festival Artistic Director Petr Koliha Looks Back And Ahead

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On the eve of the Zlin Film Festival, which kicks off its 50th anniversary celebrations on Sunday, May 30, I spoke with the very busy Petr Koliha, the Festival's Artistic Director. As the first major film event following Cannes, the Zlin Film Festival takes up the mantle of film appreciation, with a particular focus to film and media projects produced for the children and youth market. As all eyes turn east to the UNESCO heritage city of Zlin in eastern Czech Republic, Petr Koliha shares his tho...

Breckenridge Festival of Film to celebrate 30 th

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  30th Annual Breckenridge Festival of Film - June 10 - 13, 2010   BRECKENRIDGE, Colo. - May 1 - Established in 1981, the Breckenridge Festival of Film is one of the oldest film festivals in the country. The festival boasts an incredible Indie presence - perhaps taking a cue from the independent spirits of the miners and gold seekers who settled in Breckenridge in 1859 - 150 years ago. The Breckenridge Festival of Film returns Thursday, June 10 through Sunday, June 13, 2010 ...

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...

Michael York Honoured by International Press Academy

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 York Honored as the IPA’s 2009 Mary Pickford Award Winner Los Angeles, CA, October 14, 2009 --The International Press Academy today announced that actor Michael York will receive the 2009Mary Pickford Award for Outstanding Contribution to the Entertainment Industry at this year’s 14th Annual Satellite Awards™ on Sunday, December 20, 2009 in Los Angeles, CA.  Spanning 45 years in entertainment, Michael York’s career began on stage in his native England with the National Youth Theatre....

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...

TVIFF Temecula Valley International Film And Music Festival

TVIFF showcases the best of contemporary films and all genres of music worldwide blending independent with mainstream fare. It is a competitive festival with Jury and Audience Choice Awards for both Film and Music participants.

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Hot Springs Documentary Film Festival will award Michael York the first award ever given for "narration". The Hot Springs Documentary Film Festival (HSDFF) began in 1992, launched by a small group of arts activists in Hot Springs. That year, 10 Academy Award nominated documentary films were screened to the public free of charge. Veteran actor James Whitmore lent his presence to this first event

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Hot Springs Documentary Film Festival will award Michael York the first award ever given for "narration". The Hot Springs Documentary Film Festival (HSDFF) began in 1992,launched by a small group of arts activists in Hot Springs. That year, 10 Academy Award nominated documentary films were screened to the public free of charge. Veteran actor James Whitmore lent his presence to this first ev

Michael York to get "first-ever" prize for narration at Hot Springs Documentary Film Festival

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  Mary Pickford     Hot Springs Documentary Film Festival will award Michael York the first award ever given for "narration". The Hot Springs Documentary Film Festival (HSDFF) began in 1992, launched by a small group of arts activists in Hot Springs. That year, 10 Academy Award nominated documentary films were screened to the public free of charge. Veteran actor James Whitmore lent his p...

Michael and Pat York

True-blue British actor, Michael YORK has arrived in Pordenone, Northern Italy, with his wife Pat, to introduce MARY PICKFORD, the MUSE, a new comprehensive documentary on the silent film diva, directed by Nicholas Eliopoulos.   The couple, which spends months touring around the world for their professions, make Los Angeles their home now. Pat, a seasoned photographer, has published several books of

Michael and Pat YORK

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                  True-blue British actor, Michael YORK has arrived in Pordenone, Northern Italy, with his wife Pat, to introduce MARY PICKFORD, the MUSE, a new comprehensive documentary on the silent film diva, directed by Nicholas Eliopoulos.   The couple, which spends months touring around the world for their professions, make Los Angeles their home now. Pat, a seasoned ph...

Michael York

True-blue British actor, Michael YORK has arrived in Pordenone, Northern Italy, with his wife Pat, to introduce MARY PICKFORD, the MUSE, a new comprehensive documentary on the silent film diva, directed by Nicholas Eliopoulos.      The couple, which spends months touring around the world for their professions, make Los Angeles their home now. Pat, a seasoned photographer, has published several boo

AMERICA's SWEETHEART

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      Pickford creates United Artists   America's Sweetheart Coquette Nicholas Eliopoulos – Producer/Director/Editor “Director’s Statement” on MARY PICKFORD : Like most of us, I never got to meet Mary Pickford. I did have the privilege of knowing and interviewing her late husband Buddy Rogers. Buddy starred in the first mot...

Mary Pickford

MARY PICKFORD: MUSE OF THE MOVIES View Edit MARY PICKFORD: MUSE OF THE MOVIES is a 13-year project about the Canadian-born star's career and narrated by Michael YORK, well-known British actor  http://www.michaelyork.net/   of theater, films and T.V. the actor will attend the screening at Pordenone.  THE PORDENONE INTERNATIONAL SILENT FILM FESTIVAL, Pordenone, Italy ( Oct

MICHAEL YORK NARRATES Mary PICKFORD DOCU at PORDENONE CINEMA MUTO

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                                      Mary Pickford: THE MUSE OF THE MOVIES   MARY PICKFORD: MUSE OF THE MOVIES: Michael York is narrating a new documentary on Mary ...

MARY PICKFORD: MUSE OF THE MOVIES

MARY PICKFORD: MUSE OF THE MOVIES is a 13-year project about the Canadian-born star's career and narrated by Michael YORK, well-known British actor  http://www.michaelyork.net/   of theater, films and T.V. the actor will attend the screening at Pordenone.  THE PORDENONE INTERNATIONAL SILENT FILM FESTIVAL, Pordenone, Italy ( October 04 - October 11 ) Called in Italian “The Le Giornat

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