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AIDC - Australian International Documentary Conference : The documentaries have landed

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The 2008 Australian International Documentary Conference (AIDC) has opened at Fremantle’s historic Esplanade Hotel. The program is well underway and key speakers, including the Keynote Address by UK filmmaker Peter Greenaway are still to come. AIDC 2008 day 1: Steering Committee Screen Australia UpdateThree became one! NSW Film and Television Office CEO Tania Chambers and Film Australia CEO Daryl Karp took up the reigns on this session, with Australian Film Commission (AFC) CEO Chris Fitche...

Winners Golden Calves, the Grand Prize of the Dutch Film 2007

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Tonight, the Golden Calves, the Grand Prize of the Dutch Film 2007, were awarded during the Gala Dutch Film Gala. The presentation, hosted by Paul de Leeuw, was broadcast live on the Internet on www.filmfestival.nl. The ceremony was the conclusion of the 27th Netherlands Film Festival, which attracted 125,000 visitors.  The Golden Calves jury 2007 – consisting of André van Duren, Pieter Fleury, Ronald Giphart, Brigit Hillenius, Jannie Langbroek, Reinier Selen, Paula van der Oest (chairman) ...

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...

Local Stars Shine in 27th Atlantic Film Festival Line-up

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Studded throughout 10 days of film & music celebrations at this year's 27th Atlantic Film Festival, September 13-22, 2007, will be local film luminaries like director/writer Chaz Thorne, producer Michael Donovan, actress Ellen Page, musician Buck 65 and more."We are proud of the international success attained by our regional filmmakers, actors and musicians, and excited about their prominence during this year's Festival," said Gregor Ash, Executive Director. "The Festival has ...

Local Stars Shine in 27th Atlantic Film Festival Line-up

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Studded throughout 10 days of film & music celebrations at this year’s 27th Atlantic Film Festival, September 13-22, 2007, will be local film luminaries like director/writer Chaz Thorne, producer Michael Donovan, actress Ellen Page, musician Buck 65 and more."We are proud of the international success attained by our regional filmmakers, actors and musicians, and excited about their prominence during this year’s Festival," said Gregor Ash, Executive Director. "The Festival has always been abo...

Paul Haggis chairman of Ischia Festival

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The screenwriter, director and producer PAUL HAGGIS (2006 double Academy Award®-winner for the movie "Crash") is the Chairman of the 5th edition of "Ischia Global Film & Music Fest”; the festival of cinematic art and the cultural trademark of "made in Italy" - from the 10th to the 15th of July at the legendary Regina Isabella Resort & Spa in the isle of Ischia, Italy. The festival is produced by Pascal Vicedomini and the Ischia International Arts Academy, with the support of the Film Departm...

Peter Greenaway's Tulse Luper VJ Tour

Future cinema possibilities include genres such as "performative cinema." Here we have Peter Greenaway performing in front of live audiences his Tulse Luper VJ Tour. Greenaway uses for his set a special VJ system consisting of a large plasma screen with touchscreen, developed for CNCDNC by BeamSystems. Utilizing this system, Greenaway projects the 92 Tulse Luper ‘stories’ on the three screens in a multi

Paul Haggis (crash) to be Chairman of "Ischia Global Film & Music Fest”

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The screenwriter, director and producer PAUL HAGGIS (2006 double Academy Award®-winner for the movie "Crash") is the Chairman of the 5th edition of "Ischia Global Film & Music Fest”; the festival of cinematic art and the cultural trademark of "made in Italy" - from the 10th to the 15th of July at the legendary Regina Isabella Resort & Spa in the isle of Ischia, Italy. The festival is produced by Pascal Vicedomini and the Ischia International Arts Academy, with the support of the Film Departm...

Hungarian films highlights of 2006

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SZABO FLAP FLUSTERS FIRST-NIGHTERS IN BUDAPEST AT MAGYAR FILMSZEMLE February 6, 2006 The opening night of the Hungarian film week at the Budapest Congress Centre turned out to be more of a political than a cinematic event. "Rokonok" (Relatives), the eagerly awaited new film by Hungary's leading filmmaker, Istvan Szabo -- his first Hungarian language film since 1992 -- was scheduled to open the festivities, but just a few days prior to the opening an article appeared in a prestigious literary mag...

Film In Focus: THE ARCHITECT

Saturday/Sunday, October 21/22-----THE ARCHITECT is a sophisticated urban drama about a Chicago architect (played by Anthony LaPaglia) confronted by an outspoken female activist (Viola Davis) living in a dangerous housing project of his design. LaPaglia plays Leo Waters, an idealistic architect and patriarch of an affluent, suburban Chicago family. Viola Davis is Tonya Neeley, a pragmatic activist who is trying to keep her family together while living in one of the city’s most drug and crime...

Marion Hänsel gives Variety Cinema Militans Interview

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Marion Hänsel gives the Variety Cinema Militans Interview as part of the Holland Film Meeting during the 26th Netherlands Film Festival. On Saturday 30 September at 17:30, the filmmaker will get into conversation with Variety's Katja Hofmann about her vision on the future of cinema. The fixed theme of this section, 'the position and viability of cinema in the present age', is an adaptation of the theme of Dutch film theoretician Menno ter Braak's essay 'Cinema Militans' (1926). Directly after...

Single Shot – new initiative in the UK with multiple screen experiences

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Arts Council England and the UK Film Council’s New Cinema Fund are proud to announce the launch of Single Shot – a major new initiative that provokes new ideas about the ways we view, interact with, and understand the moving image.Single Shot is a multi-platform touring programme of moving image works drawing on two distinct commissioning strands; a series of specially commissioned works by well-known artists working in film and video (including George Barber, Ori Gersht and Paul Rooney), an...

Marion Hänsel gives Variety Cinema Militans Interview

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Marion Hänsel gives the Variety Cinema Militans Interview as part of the Holland Film Meeting during the 26th Netherlands Film Festival. On Saturday 30 September at 17:30, the filmmaker will get into conversation with Variety's Katja Hofmann about her vision on the future of cinema. The fixed theme of this section, 'the position and viability of cinema in the present age', is an adaptation of the theme of Dutch film theoretician Menno ter Braak's essay 'Cinema Militans' (1926). Directly after t...

New Industry-Sales services announced for Rotterdam Fest

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The International Film Festival Rotterdam (IFFR) announces the launch of a program of new industry and sales services. These will include the creation of a Sales Club; extension of the Rotterdam Film Office’s role as mediator throughout the year; an improved industry accreditation system and more regular industry newsletters (TigerTopics).Rotterdam festival director Sandra den Hamer is proud to announce that Marnix van Wijk, former Fortissimo Films VP of Marketing & Festivals, has joined the f...

John Landis at the Ischia Film Festival

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Director and producer John Landis, will be at Lacco Ameno of Ischia-Italy on July 16 to receive the “Regina Isabella Legend Award.” The popular American artist (“Animal House,” “Blues Brothers”, “An American Werewolf in London”, “Beverly Hills Cop”) will also be at the center of the final International Kimbo Cinema Forum of the six planned for the festival’s third edition.The announcement was given by the CEO of the Ischia International Arts Academy, Pascal Vicedomini, who ...

Paul Haggis host of honor for the Ischia Global Film & Music Fest

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The new king of the International cinema, Canadian writer-director-producer Paul Haggis will join the hosts of honor for the 4th Ischia Global Film & Music Fest to be held July 11-16, 2006, at the Regina Isabella Resort & Spa in Lacco Ameno on the island of Ischia, Italy. The extraordinary double 2006 Academy Award® winner for the movie “Crash” and previous Oscar® nominee for the screenplay of the movie "Million Dollar Baby” by Clint Eastwood, as well as the next announced blockbuster "F...

4th Ischia Global Film and Music Fest to host superstars

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THE 4TH ANNUAL ISCHIA GLOBAL FILM & MUSIC FEST – KIMBO CINEMA FORUM FESTIVAL TO TAKE PLACE FROM JULY 11TH – 16TH ON ISLAND OF ISCHIA, ITALY. SPECIAL HOMAGE TO THE GERMAN MOVIE INDUSTRY International screen stars and industry leaders of the European, American and Italian film communities will celebrate the ever-evolving culture of cinema at the 4th Annual Ischia Global Film & Music Fest - Kimbo Cinema Forum in the spectacular Regina Isabella Resort & Spa on the Isle of Ischia, Italy from July...

Magyar film revue: from the ridiculous to the sublime

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New Hungarian features on view here range from the utterly ridiculous to the utterly sublime. At the ridiculous extreme is "TAXIDERMIA" by "Hukkle" director Pálfi György, while on the sublime side of the spectrum is the ethereally sensuous "The Bird Saviour, Clouds and Wind", by first time director István "Taikyo" Szaladják."Taxidermia" doesn't have much to do with the art of taxidermy (although a taxidermist does make a brief appearance toward the end), but everything to do with force feedi...

Sitges number one fantasy film festival in the world

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SITGES 2005 - (October 9th to 18th, 2005),the International Film Festival of Catalonia is the number one fantasy film festival in the world and represents, at the same time, the cultural expression with the most media impact in Catalonia. With a solid 37 years of experience, the Sitges Festival is a stimulating universe of encounters, exhibitions, presentations and screenings of fantasy films from all over the world. Born in 1968 as the 1st International Week of Fantasy and Horror Movies, today ...

EFP at the Pusan International Film Festival

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European Film Promotion brings a strong delegation to Pusan Celebrating the 10th edition of Asia’s leading Film Festival: Pusan International Film Festival (PIFF, 6 – 14 October 2005)With a delegation of 30 European actors, directors and producers from 13 different countries European Film Promotion (EFP) will be in South Korea in October to celebrate the 10th edition of the Pusan International Film Festival (PIFF, 6 – 14 October 2005). This diverse and talented group of young, up-and-comi...

Ken Russell Retrospective at Oldenburg (Sept 7-11)

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12th Oldenburg International Film Festival(September 7th to 11th 2005)will play a Retrospective on Ken Russell.A celebration of the works of Britain´s groundbreaking director.The 12th Oldenburg International Film Festival honours Ken Russell, one of the outstanding personalities of British independent cinema. Eight films by the cinematic provocateur and role-model to the lives of Peter Greenaway will be shown an the Festival. Ken Russell will attend the Festival as a guest of honour and his lat...

Cambridge Film Festival highlights to watch for

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25th CAMBRIDGE FILM FESTIVAL 7–17th July 2005, Cambridge Arts PicturehouseThe UK’s sunniest film festival celebrates its quarter century this summer when the Cambridge Film Festival returns to the Cambridge Arts Picturehouse for ten days (7-17th July) of UK premieres, international guests, major retrospectives, shorts and documentaries, free outdoor screenings, the second film forum “Critical Condition: Cultural Overload” (9th July) and the Q103 and Dubble Bar Cambridge Children’s Film...

3rd Global Film & Music Fest

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the Ischia International Arts Academy celebrates the movie and music industries with the 3rd Global Film & Music Fest (July 10-15, 2005) on the spectacular Isle of Ischia, a few miles off the coast from Capri and Naples, Italy. This week of major film premieres, video screenings, music showcases and award ceremonies, will be chaired by the Minister of Italian Culture. Some of the most recognized International talents and Italian artists will also attend award ceremonies and get-togethers...

Istanbul festival fortnight has opened

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The International Istanbul Film Festival, organized by the Istanbul Foundation for Culture and Arts, has kicked off with Charles Dance's film Ladies in Lavender. The festival will run April 2nd to 17th, 2005. The Festival will show approximately 170 films from 62 countries. Among these films will be some brand new films that participated in world-acclaimed festivals last year and were appreciated and greatly honoured with awards, as well as unforgettable cinema classics and masterpieces from the...

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