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8th Dubai Festival to unveil 171 films from 56 nations

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8th Dubai International Film Festival runs December 7 to 14,• 46 world premieres, 25 international premieres and 78 Middle East premieres • Award-winning films and A-list talent from the Americas, Europe, Asia Africa and the Arab world • 89 films vie for prestigious Muhr Awards with total prize money of over US$600,000 The eighth Dubai International Film Festival, held under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, UAE Vice President & Prime Minister and Ruler o...

Oldenburg Film Festival will honor Canadian filmmaker and producer Ted Kotcheff with a retrospective

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© 2002 Filmbild Fundus Herbert Klemens The 80-years old Canadian director Ted Kotcheff is best known for his worldwide success of „First Blood“, though his body work consists of a diverse yet coherent creation spanning nearly six decades. He is an uncompromising chronicler of moral outsider stories. “I’m not the judge of my characters; I am their best witness.” This personal credo of internationally acclaimed director Ted Kotcheff – a maverick of the moral ‘outback...

Krakow’s film celebration underway!

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Today is the beginning of the 4th edition of Poland’s biggest independent film festival – OFF PLUS CAMERA. The program includes multiple meetings with the stars of cinema, workshops, discussion panels, new sections and contests.  Many movie personalities accepted our invitation: one of the most famous Hindu actors – Amitabh Bachchan, versatile Polish artist Lech Majewski, Australian director and screenwriter Peter Weir, Richard Jenkins, actor with an impressive filmography, as well as th...

PETER WEIR hosted by OFF PLUS CAMERA

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Peter Weir, an unquestionable icon of the Australian cinema as well as a renowned Hollywood filmmaker will be our guest at the OFF PLUS CAMERA festival. The official Polish premiere of his newest film “The Way Back” starring Colin Farrel and Ed Harris will be held on April 8th in Kraków during the opening ceremony of this year's International Festival of Independent Cinema OFF PLUS CAMERA. Peter Weir is an Australian with successful experience in Hollywood. He will join the special guests...

OFF PLUS CAMERA 2011 – the first titles revealed!

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The programming novelties for this year's festival are: “Filming Women”, and a special section presenting new Irish, German and Asian cinema. Other sections include as usual the main competition “Making Way” (with $100k award), “Discoveries”, “From the Gut” and “Catching Up”.In the section “FILMING WOMEN”, we will present “On Tour” (“Tournée”) directed by a popular French actor Mathieu Amalric. The film got excellent reviews and was awarded with Palme d'Or for di...

Peter Weir's “The Way Back” will open the OFF PLUS CAMERA festival

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 “The WayBack” - the newest film by Peter Weir starring Colin Farrel and Ed Harris willopen this year's International Festival of Independent Cinema OFF PLUS CAMERA.Theofficial Polish premiere of the film will be held on April 8th in Kraków duringthe opening ceremony  of the festival.The film will hit the screens in Poland on April 8th. Its distributor isMonolith Films (http://monolith.pl). Eight yearsafter his last film Peter Weir touches upon a topic close to the Polishaudiences' h...

Berlinale 2011 coverage on fest21.com

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Below is the coverage from Berlin, headlines... My Berlin Top Ten Films At a film festival that totals more than 250 feature films (not to mention an additional 250 features in the accompanying European Film Market), one can only skim the surface of an event as wide-ranging as the Berlinale. Film choices are often based on schedule availability....grabbing a screening in between meetings or making sure one is awake to catch the early morning press screenings of the Competition program. In a se...

Berlinale Awards

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The Awards of the International Jury 2011 Golden Bear for Best Film Jodaeiye Nader az Simin (Nader And Simin, A Separation) by Asghar Farhadi   Asghar Farhadi Silver Bear - The Jury Grand Prix A torinói ló (The Turin Horse) by Béla Tarr Silver Bear - Best Director Ulrich Köhler for Schlafkrankheit (Sleeping Sickness) Ulrich Köhler Silver Bear - Best Actress ...

It's Awards Time in Berlin

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The Awards of the International Jury 2011 Golden Bear for Best FilmJodaeiye Nader az Simin (Nader And Simin, A Separation) by Asghar Farhadi Asghar Farhadi Silver Bear - The Jury Grand Prix A torinói ló (The Turin Horse) by Béla Tarr Silver Bear - Best Director Ulrich Köhler for Schlafkrankheit (Sleeping Sickness) Ulrich Köhler Silver Bear - Best Actress to the actress-ensemble in Jodaeiye Nader az Simin (Nader And Simin, A Separation) by Asghar Farhadi Sareh Bayat, Sarina Farhadi, Lei...

The Berlinale jury keeps an open seat for Jafar Panahi

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Isabella Rossellini is one of the most renowned actresses in international cinema. In recent years she has also made her mark as a producer and director. The daughter of Swedish actress Ingrid Bergman and Italian director Roberto Rossellini has played in more than 40 feature films and worked with such directors as Robert Zemeckis, Joel Schumacher, Peter Weir, Abel Ferrara, Peter Greenaway and David Lynch or John Schlesinger, with whom she filmed The Innocent in Berlin in 1992. She celeb...

Berlinale keeps a jury seat for Jafar Panahi

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Isabella Rossellini is one of the most renowned actresses in international cinema. In recent years she has also made her mark as a producer and director. The daughter of Swedish actress Ingrid Bergman and Italian director Roberto Rossellini has played in more than 40 feature films and worked with such directors as Robert Zemeckis, Joel Schumacher, Peter Weir, Abel Ferrara, Peter Greenaway and David Lynch or John Schlesinger, with whom she filmed The Innocent in Berlin in 1992. She celebrated he...

director Richard Gray

Welcome to Australia in Palm Springs...where directors Peter Weir, Richard Gray, Yu-Hsiu Camille Chen and Belinda Chayko were honored for their Downunder films at PSIFF 2011! me with RG!

Australia at PSIFF

Welcome to Australia in Palm Springs...where directors Peter Weir, Richard Gray, Yu-Hsiu Camille Chen and Belinda Chayko were honored for their Downunder films at PSIFF 2011! director Richard Gray kissing actor Angus Sampson from his film, 'Summer Coda'

Australia at PSIFF

Welcome to Australia in Palm Springs...where directors Peter Weir, Richard Gray, Yu-Hsiu Camille Chen and Belinda Chayko were honored for their Downunder films at PSIFF 2011!

'The Way Back', from Dubai to Palm Springs

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It would seem that Peter Weir's latest film, 'The Way Back' (2010) is making its own journey and 'Way Back' from Weir's homeland in Australia to Dubai where it premiered in the Middle East last month and now to its North American premier at the Palm Springs International Film Festival 2011. It's certainly making its way across the globe. While it has received mixed reviews and an undecided audience opinion, it seems to be fighting its way beyond negative popular opinion in its ubiq...

Peter Weir at PSIFF

me and Peter Weir at 2011 PSIFF...from Dubai to PS!

Peter Weir at PSIFF

The legendary Peter Weir attended the 2011 Palm Springs International Film Festival for the promo of his latest epic film, 'The Way Back' (2010)... Here is left, and director of acclaimed documentary film 'Cameraman, Craig McCall, right.

Riding The Weir Wave

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  You cannot talk about world cinema of the 1970s and 1980s without mentioning (and lionizing) the name of Peter Weir. A key innovator of the Australian New Wave of those decades, and one of the few who made major successes in both his native land and in the wilds of Hollywood, Peter Weir is being celebrated this weekend at the Film Society of Lincoln Center, with a showcasing of some of his most important works and a preview screening of his latest film. From the outback of his n...

Love and Other Marketing

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Happy New Year everyone! Onwards and upwards for 2011 as my colleague Paul would say! I hope you’re hangover has now officially gone, since it is Sunday 2nd Jan. My xmas was very pleasant; I eat healthy on Xmas day, didn’t over-indulge or watch any rubbish T.V. either (as I was playing on my new Dell laptop from Santa)! :D As you all know, Xmas is the time when big blockbusters are released (this year we had Meet the Little Fockers or whatever its called, for example) plus, you a...

Colin Farrell speaks

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Colin Farrell speaks           Dubai International Film Festival hosts public conversation with leading actor Colin Farrell Colin Farrell, the star of In Bruges, Phone Booth and Minority Report, has legions of fans across the world, and had earlier walked the red carpet at DIFF along with the cast of ‘The Way Back,’ including Jim Sturgess (Heartless, 21, The Other Boleyn Girl), Ed Harris (Apollo 13, A Beautiful Mind, Appaloosa), ...

Colin Farrell speaks

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          Dubai International Film Festival hosts public conversation with leading actor Colin Farrell Colin Farrell, the star of In Bruges, Phone Booth and Minority Report, has legions of fans across the world, and had earlier walked the red carpet at DIFF along with the cast of ‘The Way Back,’ including Jim Sturgess (Heartless, 21, The Other Boleyn Girl), Ed Harris (Apollo 13, A Beautiful Mind, Appaloosa), Saoirse Ronan (Atonement, City of...

Peter Weir

DIFF PANEL ON DISTRIBUTION Peter Weir said, "you have to adapt to new film market. We must protect and conserve new indie filmmakers of world or we will frighten them and scare them. It's a curious middle road today. We have to encourage the very thing that is draining financing from us. It scares us and yet we are driven to do it. There is nothing more painful than making a film that doesn't bring

Panel on Distribution today, DIFF

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Director Peter Weir, distributor Hala Sarhan and sales agent Michael Werner discuss future of film distribution at DIFF 2010. Theme was that the modern film distribution factor is in state of chaos. Peter Weir said, “you have to adapt to new film market. We must protect and conserve new indie filmmakers of world or we will frighten them and scare them. It’s a curious middle road today. We have to encourage the very thing that is draining financing from us. It scares us and yet ...

Panel on Distribution today, DIFF

director Peter Weir, distributor Hala Sarhan and sales agent Michael Werner discuss future of film distribution at DIFF 2010.

The Way Back premier at DIFF

Cast including Ed Harris and Colin Farrell join Peter Weir in presenting 'The Way Back' at DIFF 2010
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