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Exploring The Meditative Life

Wednesday, July 4-------While Independence Day for most people is usually a day at the beach or a backyard barbeque extravaganza, the Jacob Burns Film Center has taken a different tack to celebrate the July 4th holidays by presenting a three film series called THE MEDITATIVE LIFE, which explores the inner realities of existence (which can be just as explosive as any fireworks display).The series begins today with a special one week run of the German film INTO GREAT SILENCE by Philip Groning (...

Italian Royal Treatment for the New York AIDS Film Festival

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The New York AIDS Film Festival was awarded a GOLDEN GRAAL ( Italian "Oscars" given by young people to entertainment industry) award in Rome on May 31st 2007. Executive Director Suzanne Engo was accompanied by HRH Prince Emanuele Filiberto Di Savoia who attended with Ms Engo to draw attention to the award and the work of the Film Festival which celebrates it's 5th Birthday this year. The two were introduced by President of the New York AIDS Film Festival board, Italian Supermodel Greta Cavazzoni...

Ready to embark for St. Barth Festival of Caribbean Cinema

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The St. Barth Festival of Caribbean Cinema (Cinéma Caraïbe) celebrates its 12th season April 25-30, 2007 on the island of St. Barthélemy in the French West Indies. This twelfth edition of the festival once again offers the population of St. Barthélemy the chance to discover films and filmmakers of the Caribbean basin, as well as thought-provoking international films. Festival guests include filmmakers, producers and cinematographers, and scholars, as well as cinema professionals from around ...

African American Women Filmmakers screening and dialog

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Julie Dash, Award winning Filmmaker moderates a screening and dialog of African American Women Filmmakers. The Black Hollywood Education and Resource Center (BHERC) presents: the 14th Annual Sistas Are Doin’ It For Themselves: See Their Images… Hear Their Stories… Saturday, April 21, 2007 from 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. A Filmmaker Showcase and Discussion at Raleigh Studios, 5300 Melrose Avenue, Hollywood, CA (Melrose & Van Ness / across from Paramount Studios). To RSVP - 323/957-4747....

Oscar Predictions 2007 by Rayce32 on fest21.com

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Tonight, February 25, the world will watch in baited breath to see if one of their cinematic favorites walks away with the industry's highest honor – the Oscar. Every year presents its fair share of surprises, triumphs, heartaches and snubs. What makes this Academy Award ceremony particularly exciting is the monumental year of quality films that it represents. 2006 was a sensational year at the movies, highlighted by an unprecedented number of fine roles for women. With so much great work...

Oscar Predictions 2007

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On Sunday, February 25, the world will watch in baited breath to see if one of their cinematic favorites walks away with the industry's highest honor – the Oscar.  Every year presents its fair share of surprises, triumphs, heartaches and snubs.  What makes this Academy Award ceremony particularly exciting is the monumental year of quality films that it represents.   2006 was a sensational year at the movies, highlighted by an unprecedented number of fine roles for women.  With so much...

The Golden Globes: Hollywood's Biggest Party

Tuesday, January 16----Even from a distance of 5000 miles, sitting comfortably in front of my flat screen television, and watching with amusement the telecast of the Golden Globe Awards, it was clear that this is one of Hollywood's biggest and most irreverent parties. It has long been noted that because the Awards Ceremony takes place in a hotel ballroom, where food is being served, and liquor is constantly being brought out, that this awards show is a far cry from the dignified demeanor of th...

Golden Globe nominations

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Nominations for the 64th edition of the golden Globe Awards have been announced by the Hollywood Foreign Presss Association. Biggest winners are Babel and The Departed with 7 and 6 nominations; Warner and Paramount happy with 13 and 12 nominations. Another good vintage year for Clint and Leonardo both enjoy two nominations (Leonardo cited twice for best actor, Eastwood for best director) Eddie Murphy returns to top spot as best supporting actor, and Helen Mirren and Annette Bening cited in two c...

Golden Globe nominations

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HOLLYWOOD FOREIGN PRESS ASSOCIATION - 2007 GOLDEN GLOBE AWARDS FOR THE YEAR ENDED DECEMBER 31, 2006Nominations for the 64th edition of the golden Globe Awards have been announced by the Hollywood Foreign Presss Association. Biggest winners are Babel and The Departed with 7 and 6 nominations; Warner and Paramount happy with 13 and 12 nominations.Another good vintage year for Clint and Leonardo both enjoy two nominations (Leonardo cited twice for best actor, Eastwood for best director) Eddie Murph...

Tribute To A Movie Music Legend

Thursday, December 14----The Museum of Modern Art continues its grand tradition of honoring visionary artists from Hollywood's golden age, with a 21-film retrospective of the films of famed film score composer Franz Waxman, on the centenary of his birth. FRANZ WAXMAN: MUSIC FOR THE CINEMA opens on Saturday, December 16 and runs through January 17th at the Roy and Niuta Titus Theaters at New York's citadel of culture, the Museum of Modern Art. Franz Waxman was one of the best known and most in...

Angel Awards: Monaco International Film Festival

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The festival dates are 7th, 8th, 9th and 10th December 2006. THE LIST OF JURY MEMBERS ATTENDINGDonovan - (Singer/Songwriter)Cliona Buckley – (Ireland Cinephile)Nigel Douglas - (Film/TV Director)Alexander Kaufmann (Entrepreneur & philanthropist Monaco, Geneve, Stockholm)Rony Bridges- (Feature Producer OranMor, Scotland)Sarah Manners - (Actress)Duncan James -(Singer of Band BLUE)2006 AMBASSADRESS - Michaela Foster Marsh promising Scottish Singer/Songwriter DAME DE HONOUR - Dame Shirley Bassey ...

Something For Everyone On Saturday

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Saturday, November 4----As the winds howl (South Florida is experiencing a high wind alert this weekend), Saturday's schedule at the Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival is certainly a full one, with back to back films at the Cinema Paradiso and Parker Playhouse that appeal to all tastes and sensibilities. It is expected to be an exhausting day for Festival staff and visiting filmmakers, but a satisfying one. The full day of events begins quite lyrically with a free screening at 9:45am...

London Mayor's office backs up filminute winner

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MAYOR'S OFFICE BACKS FILMINUTE 2006 WINNER AS WAY TO EDUCATE YOUTH ON KNIFE CRIME UK Filmmaker Wins Public Vote for Best One-Minute Film in International Film Festival with a film dedicated to Kiyan Prince 23rd October 2006UK Filmmaker and graphic designer Wayne Campbell, 37, from South East London, has taken home the People’s Choice Award for his compelling and poetic documentary, It Could Be. The film takes on the issue of knife violence and is delivered as a spoken word plea interspe...

The Many Colors of Black Music

Hip Hop Artist Kazi Performs Saturday, October 21---As the Turks and Caicos International Film Festival, an event devoted to the relationship between film and music, moves into its final stanza, one of the relevatory aspects of the event has been the remarkably vibrant rainbow of contemporary black music. While rap, hip hop and rhythm and blues (or a mix of all of the above) is clearly the dominant trend, black artists continue to expand the form of jazz, reggae, singer-songwriter and rock musi...

Meet The Jurors

Friday, October 20----The jurors at the Turks and Caicos International Film Festival don't have much time to relax on the beach. They are too busy screening the films in competition, and deliberating in time for Saturday evening's Awards Gala at the swanky Palms Resort on beautiful Grace Bay. The Festival will be honoring a number of categories with the Sal Del Mar Awards. The Awards have been named for the "salt of the sea", which is this island nation's largest export product. The hard-wor...

Will Smith multifaceted talents to be recognised at Santa Barbara

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SANTA BARBARA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL SET TO RUN JANUARY 25-FEBURARY 4Will Smith, multifaceted actor, producer and writer, will be this year’s recipient of the Santa Barbara International Film Festival’s Modern Master Award, it was announced today by SBIFF Executive Director Roger Durling.Smith has the distinction of being a cross-generational draw as well as being able to break through various genres of films. Having first endeared himself as a fresh new artist in TV’s “Fresh Princ...

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A Meeting of the Minds

Wednesday, October 18----The first of several professional panels was held today at the Turks and Caicos International Film Festival, exploring the connection between cinema and music. An intimate group of filmmakers, musicians, industry executives, film critics and cultural officials convened at the Palms Resort for a lively discussion of the challenges and opportunities of mixing the two art forms. The discussion was led by film journalist David Poland, along with film director Sanaa Hamri a...

Rome International Film Festival next September

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The third annual Rome International Film Festival will bring the best of new, independent films from around the globe to Rome, Ga. Screenings will take place September 7-10, 2006, in historic downtown Rome. Venues include the DeSoto Theatre, the first talkie movie theater built in the South, the Rome City Auditorium, and the Forum Civic Center. The festival will include 140 films representing 35 countries and 41 world premieres. Films are shown in the categories of features, documentaries, short...

Philadelphia G&L Fest opens with Another Gay Movie

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The Philadelphia Film Society announces the selection of Another Gay Movie and Quinceañera as this year’s 12th Philadelphia International Gay & Lesbian Film Festival’s opening and closing night films. From comedy to drama, these films represent the range and variety of talent highlighted throughout the 13-day festival, July 13-25.This year’s festival will kick off on a high note with the outrageous, hilariously raunchy, politically incorrect sex comedy, Another Gay Movie, on July 13 at 7:...

Festival News, Sunday May 21

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Premiers Tonight both "Over the Hedge" and "Southland Tales" Premier in the Lu,iere theatre here in the Palais. Dreamgirls Launches Here in Cannes Yesterday a preview of "Dreamgirls" featuring Jamie Foxx, Beyonce Knowles, and Eddie Murphy was held in the Martinez. The films overseas success was in question due the musical nature with black stars. The film is said to be quite smart and not what you'd expect. The launch was a hit, and the worldwide premier is eagerly awaiting. "Summer Palace"...

Montréal’s International Hip Hop Cinema Fest is back for more

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Hip Hop Ciné back on the screen, May 18th to 23nd, 2006.The rookie in the Film Fest block is back for a second edition next May 18th-21st.This year’s International du Cinéma Hip Hop de Montréal will hold its projections at Cinéma du Parc.With works from all over the globe, the Festival’s mission is to showcase various social views and cultural takes through elements of Hip Hop.Movies go from shining light on life in Brazilian favelas to the lucrative business behind sneaker making, a Pal...

Martin Scorcese to be honored at Silverdocs festival

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Veteran director Martin Scorsese will be honored at SILVERDOCS: The AFI/Discovery Channel Documentary Festival, the most prestigious showcase for non-fiction films in the United States.Scorsese will receive the Festival’s highest honor at the Charles Guggenheim Symposium on June 15th, during the Festival’s six-day mix of screenings, seminars and tributes to be held at the AFI Silver Theater in Silver Springs, Maryland, in the suburbs of Washington DC. The Festival, a collaboration between th...

Over 125 Films at upcoming Palm Beach Fest

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PALM BEACH INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVALUNVEILS 2006 LINE-UP Over 125 Films Headline April 20 - 28 Event The Palm Beach International Film Festival Executive Director Randi Emerman announced today the film line-up for the 11th annual event to be held April 20 – 28. Over a 125 films will screen at this years event, including features, documentaries and shorts. The eight-day Fest will introduce 18 world premieres, 3 U.S. premieres and 59 Florida premieres, including 31 international films.Opening...

Dubai opened second edition, now a world destination for cinema

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HH Sheikh Ahmed inaugurates the Dubai International Film Festival 2005Dubai is now a world destination for cinema and culture says Festival DirectorHH Sheikh Ahmed Bin Saeed Al Maktoum, President of the Department of Civil Aviation, Chairman of the Emirates Group inaugurated the Dubai International Film Festival here yesterday.HH Sheikh Ahmed Bin Saeed Al Maktoum, said: “The Dubai International Film Festival is being held under the patronage of HH Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown P...
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