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THE ASSASSINATION OF JESSE JAMES BY THE COWARD ROBERT FORD by American director Andrew Dominik was announced at a press conference today as the Opening Film of the 2007 Calgary International Film Festival (CIFF) presented by American Express. The film will be presented at the American Express Opening Night Gala on the eve of the Festival September 20, 2007. “CIFF will be the second Festival in Canada to see this film after the Toronto International Film Festival,” explained CIFF’s Executiv...

Marion Cotillard to receive Breakthrough award at next Hollywood Awards

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Marion Cotillard will receive the Hollywood Film Festival's "Hollywood Breakthrough Actress of the Year Award" at the Festival's October 22 awards ceremony.Marion Cotillard's selection was determined due to her distinguished performance in Olivier Dahan's "La Vie en Rose," a biography of the famous French chanteuse Edith Piaf. From the slums of Paris to the limelight of New York, Edith Piaf's life was a battle to sing and survive, to live and love. Raised in poverty, Edith's magical voice and he...

Ioan Gruffudd, heroe of The Fantastic Four and the Silver Surfer, to be honoured at Ischia

"Mister Fantastic" lands at the Ischia Global Festival. Ioan Gruffudd, heroe of The Fantastic Four and the Silver Surfer, the eagerly awaited film based on the famous comic strip by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby that comes out today, June 15 in theaters all over the world, will receive the Ischia Fashion Award by Fiuggi, together with Italian actress Alessandra Martines. Both will be guests of the fifth edition of the Global Fest from July 9th to 15th at the Regina Isabella hotel in the town...

What do these films mean?

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Possessed (1934)Clarence BrownThe Matrix (1999)Andy and Larry WachowskiThe Birds (1963)Alfred HitchcockPsycho (1960)Alfred HitchcockDuck Soup(1933)Leo Mc CareyMonkey Business(1931)Norman Z McCleodThe Exorcist(1973)William FriedkinTestament of Dr Mabuse(1933)Fritz LangAlien(1979)Ridley ScottThe Great Dictator(1940)Charles ChaplinMulholland Drive(2002)David LynchAlice in Wonderland(1951)Clyde Geronimi, Wilfred Jackson and Hamilton LuskeThe Red Shoes(1948)Michael PowellDr. Strangelove(1963)Stanley ...

High School Drag and Cannibals - just another day at Cinequest

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There's nothing better than being able to attend screenings of films so diverse in their outlooks that it almost borders on the surreal. Now that Cinequest has concluded, and with this in mind, I would like to reflect upon couple more favorites of mine, Russell P. Marleau's The Curiosity of Chance, and Chris Power and Nathan Hynes' Long Pigs.The Curiosity of Chance is a hugely entertaining high school musical romp that is everything the John Hughes collection should have been. Russ M...

Cliff Robertson on hand at WorldFest to accept his Remi Career Achievement Award

The 41st Annual WorldFest-Houston, April 11-28, 2008 will begin announcing both Feature and Short Film & Video selections for the upcoming ten-day International Film Festival by March 1st, 2008. WorldFest will select 55-60 International Indie Feature films and between 88 and 96 short film & video productions. Additional Remi Award winners will be announced by March 15th in all 10 competition categories. The

41st WorldFest-Houston - April 11-20, 2008 - Entries are now OPEN - to JAN 15th!

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Howdy from Houston ... If you have a film/video ready to enter now, competition categories are still open! All Screenplays are also still open, until January 15! Email us to check on your category and if the jury is still hard at work, they may accept your entry. Simply contact us at - entry@worldfest.org for a quick response. We will start posting the titles of Shorts and Features that have been selected for screening at WorldFest in the next few weeks! We will post them here on FEST21 and on ...

SPECIAL EXTENDED DEADLINE FOR FEST21 MEMBERS ONLY!

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Today, January 31st is the Final Entry Deadline for the 40th Annual WorldFest-Houston, but as a very special benefit to members/viewers of FEST21 only, we are allowing a special FEST21 Deadline of Friday, February 9th! Your entry must be in our office by that day. To qualify - simply print FEST21 in the upper right-hand corner of the Entry Form! Extra Special benefits for FEST21 members: * Exclusive FEST21 Entry Deadline of FEB 9! * The Late fee is waived!. * One extra Competition Category at N...

VERY SPECIAL INVITATION TO FEST 21 FOLKS!

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We have just EXTENDED the Final Deadline to Tuesday, January 15th, 2008! We are making the Final Deadline Extension - to Arrive By January 31st. Your entry must be in our office by that day. Special benefits for FEST21 members ONLY: * The Late fee is waived!. * One extra competition category at No Charge! ... so you get two total categories. * So easy to enter, goto http://www.worldfest.org, click on Enter Film Festival on the upper left grey bar, then click on FAQ, CATEGORIES and ENTRY FORMS, ...

Sandra Oh and Elijah Wood to announce SAG awards

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Two-time Actor® recipient Sandra Oh, currently starring in the ABC series Grey’s Anatomy, and Actor® recipient Elijah Wood, currently starring in the Golden Globe®-nominated films Bobby and Happy Feet, will join Screen Actors Guild President Alan Rosenberg to announce the nominees for the 13th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards®, Executive Producer Jeff Margolis announced today. The SAG Awards™ nominations will be revealed at 6:05 a.m. PT on Thursday, Jan. 4, 2007, in the SilverScreen Th...

Howdy from Houston!

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We are delighted to be part of Fest21 as we celebrate the 40th Annual WorldFest-Houston, the 3rd oldest International Film Festival in North America... As a special gift/bonus to Fest21 readers - we are happy to offer an Extended Final Deadline to JAN 15 with the Late Fee Waived to all filmfestivals.com and Fest21 readers. To qualify, simply put FEST21 on to top right of your entry form and it is done! To compete in the 40th Annual WorldFest - simply goto http://www.worldfest.org Then click on...

Ne creative team for the 13th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards

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Jeff Margolis, executive producer and director of the 13th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards®, has announced the creative team for this year’s Actors® honors. Many of the talented producers and artists behind the 12th Annual SAG Awards™ are returning to create this year’s ceremonies, joined by two new film segment producers.Nominations for the 13th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards will be announced on Thursday, Jan. 4, at 6:05 am PT / 9:05 am ET at the Pacific Design Center in West Holl...

Toronto Opens with The Journals of Knud Rasmussen

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Toronto Opens 2006 Festival with World Premiere of “The Journals of Knud Rasmussen”The largest and one of the most respected Film Festivals in the world will open its doors to the public with Zacharias Kunuk and Norman Cohn's “The Journals of Knud Rasmussen". Their last film "Atanarjuat (The Fast Runner),” had won the Camera D'or in Cannes and then the prize for best Canadian film here in Toronto in 2001. Festival Co-Director Noah Cowan felt that this was one of the most important film...

Aspen Filmfest preview

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The 28th annual Aspen Filmfest runs September 26 through October 1, 2006, in Aspen, Carbondale and Glenwood Springs. For six days this resort valley’s favorite fall party will host advance previews of new films and award-winning documentaries from six of seven continents, as well as a tribute to Harrison Ford. With the chance to be among the first in the States to see some films, as well as enjoy highlights from the festival circuit, Aspen audiences will have the opportunity to vote for their ...

Toronto Complete Line-Up of 352 Films From 61 Countries

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Toronto International Film Festival Announces Its Complete Line-Up of 352 Films From 61 CountriesOrganizers of the Toronto International Film Festival today announced final programming details, including the complete line-up of films for the 31st Festival running September 7 - 16, 2006. At this year's Festival, 352 films from 61 countries will screen, including 261 features, 91 per cent of which are world, international or North American premieres, and 62 of which are feature directorial debuts....

Aspen Filmfest will honor Harrison Ford

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Aspen Filmfest will honor Harrison Ford with its annual Independent by Nature Award at this year’s 28th fall festival in recognition of the tremendous contribution Ford has made to modern cinema. The evening tribute will take place Saturday, September 30 at the Wheeler Opera House in Aspen and will be followed by a dinner at The Little Nell.Aspen Filmfest executive director, Laura Thielen, observes, "As a performer and producer who has worked on an amazing array of projects, Harrison Ford has ...

Andy Garcia Special Guest of Karlovy Vary Fest

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Andy Garcia Special Guest of Karlovy Vary Fest and a Touch of Class with Jacqueline Bisset Andy Garcia, Cuban born actor (Havana, 1956) will be honored with a career award and will also present his hotly awaited new film "Lost City" this week in Karlovy Vary. The film, which deals with the rise of Fidel Castro, has raised hackles in certain circles because of the less than sympathetic light in which Counter-Culture and perennial youth hero, Che Guevara, is shown among other things. However, And...

Today's News: Thursday May 25

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Premiers Today at the Palais both "Days of Glory" and "The Family Friend" debut in the Lumiere Theatre. Salvador's Star Un Certain Regard film "Salvador" features Daniel Bruhl. He is the son of a Spanish mother and a German father. The role was the actors biggest career challenge. He had to learn how to speak Catalan. But Salvador is ot Bruhls first film here in Cannes. He stared in "The Edukatos" in competition in 2004 lastyear was in out of competition "Joyeux Noel". Bruhl just finished sh...

Hola! from Houston! The Fest director is inviting you

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We have now assembled a wonderful program of 55 new Indie Feature Films and 100 International Short Films. More than 450 international filmmakers are attending from all over the world! WorldFest is the 3rd oldest International Film Festival in North America, founded in 1961 - We discovered Spielberg, Lucas, Ang Lee, Ridley Scott, The Coen Brothers and David Lynch with their first awards! Come and See the Spielberg's of Tomorrow!This year WorldFest is streaming Short Film winners, and trailers of...

Dubai Festival has a role in improving portrayal of Arabs

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Dubai Film Festival a Vital Platform in Improving Portrayal of Arabs, Muslims in Mainstream Cinema, Says US ExpertNegative stereotypes unchanged since 9/11, according to Arab-American scholar Dubai, December 5, 2005 – The Dubai International Film Festival can play an integral role in shattering the negative stereotypes of Arabs and Muslims that permeate mainstream American cinema, the world’s leading authority on media stereotyping of Arabs and Muslims has said. Dr. Jack Shaheen, author of t...

Walk the Line, Johny Cash hit musical to preview in Capri

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Walk the Line, the new hit musical film about the life of American country singing legend Johnny Cash, will be previewed in Italy at the Capri, Hollywood – Kimbo Coffee International Film Festival December 27-31, 2005 on the Isle of Capri. James Mangold’s film and Joaquin Phoenix, who plays Cash, are leading candidates for Oscar recognition early next year.The festival will feature the presentation of three 2005 Capri Music Awards to:American director Taylor Hackford for Ray, his film biogr...

Venice Fest in Full Swing

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Out of competition films: Final Fantasy VII, Advent Children, Tsui Harks Seven Swords (Qi jian), the opening film , and The Art of Love, Mine Ha Ha by John Irvin set the Venezia 62 in motion August 31. Tsui Hark explained why he has made another martial arts film. Because ‘the stories are still compelling’. Seven Swords is concerned with the origins of martial arts in 1600 China when peasants wanted to defend themselves from rogue bandits. Both Charlie Young and Honglei Sun evoke the stro...

Out of competition & Lot of prestige at Venice fest

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Films showing out of Competition at the forthcoming venice festival Auguest 31-September 10Marco Muller seems to have put all his strength and efforts to open a classical venice film feast with prestigious marquee value, red carpet and critics favourites. Jaume BALAGUERÒ Fragile Spain 100’Calista Flockhart, Richard Roxburgh, Elena AndyaEmmanuelle BERCOT Backstage France 115’Emmanuelle Seigner, Noémie Lvovsky, Isild Le BescoPeter Ho-sun CHAN Ru guo ai (Perhaps Love) China/Hong Kong Jacky Ch...

Houston award winners

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WorldFest-Houston, the third oldest film festival in North America, celebrated the conclusion of its 38th annual independent film showcase with the Grand Awards Gala on April 30th and Closing Day festivities with a VIP tour of NASA and Space Center Houston and a Texas Barbecue on May 1st sponsored by The Houston Yacht Club. Both events were open to the public. WorldFest was founded as an International Film Society in August 1961. It became the third competitive international film festival in Nor...

J Day by Jie in Cannes Majestic Beach: Action...Cut !

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Canada’s Premiere Hairdresser, Jie Matar, Hand Picked his Team of Beauty Artists to Provide Hair, Beauty and Makeup Services To Incoming International Press Junkets, Photo And Television Calls and Film VIP’s in Cannes.Jie Matar, President and Creative Director of Canada’s leading beauty destination, has signed an exclusive agreement with Film Festivals Entertainment Group to provide his signature upscale hair, beauty and makeup services to incoming celebrities at the Cannes Film Festival F...

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