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Telluride Film Festival selects Geoff Dyer as 2012 Guest Director

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Telluride Film Festival, presented by National Film Preserve LTD., is thrilled to announce its 2012 Guest Director, Geoff Dyer. The award-winning writer is set to select a series of films to present at the 39th Telluride Film Festival running over Labor Day Weekend, August 31 – September 3, 2012. The Guest Director program is sponsored by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.   Festival directors Julie Huntsinger, Tom Luddy and Gary Meyer annually select one of the world’s grea...

New York Indian Film Festival will open with DO DOONI CHAAR

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  The Indo-American Arts Council has announced the feature films that have been selected for the Opening Night, Centerpiece, and Closing Night spots for the highly anticipated New York Indian Film Festival which runs May 4 to May 8 in Manhattan.   Opening the 11th annual edition of the IAAC's popular film festival will be the North American premiere of Disney's critically acclaimed family comedy DO DOONI CHAAR starring the legendary husband-wife acting couple Rishi Kapoor and...

Alexander Payne guest director at Telluride Fest

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Telluride Film Festival (September 4-7, 2009), presented by National Film Preserve LTD., is proud to announce its 2009 Guest Director, Alexander Payne. The acclaimed American film director and screenwriter has been invited by Telluride Film Festival’s co-directors, Tom Luddy, Julie Huntsinger and Gary Meyer, to enhance the already prestigious program and select a series of films to show at the 36th Telluride Film Festival.Each year the Festival’s directors select one of the world’s great f...

A Grand Launch for BIFF chez Bond

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You might expect James Bond's London town-house to be securely guarded, so it took a flurry of e-mails and some guest-list confusion with the doorman to be ushered into the elegant home of Eon Productions, at the Hyde Park Corner end of Piccadilly, for the Launch of the 15th Bradford International Film Festival (on Thursday 26th February 2009). What, you may ask, is the connection between an annual celebration of cinema in a Northern metropolis and the world's longest-running and most lu...

A Grand Launch for BIFF chez Bond

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You might expect James Bond's London town-house to be securely guarded, so it took a flurry of e-mails and some guest-list confusion with the doorman to be ushered into the elegant home of Eon Productions, at the Hyde Park Corner end of Piccadilly, for the Launch of the 15th Bradford International Film Festival (on Thursday 26th February 2009). What, you may ask, is the connection between an annual celebration of cinema in a Northern metropolis and the world's longest-running and most lucrative ...

NEWSLETTER N° 400: January 28, 2009

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Follow this link if you cannot read the newsletter properly Contact the Editor of the site, Advertise on the sites. ENJOY THE NEW VERSION OF THE SITE LAUNCHING THIS WEEK Quick summary of the changes on fest21.com include : - New look, easier navigation - Transfer of the Festival Directory database, the renowned Festival Directory from Filmfestivals.com is moving to Fest21.com whith easier searc...

An Interview with Salman Rushdie

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Salman Rushdie, author of "Haroun and the Sea of Stories", "Midnight's Children", "The Satanic Verses", "Shalimar the Clown", "Grimus", "Shame", "The Moor's Last Sigh", "The Ground Beneath Her Feet", "Fury', and most recently published, "The Enchantress of Florence", answered the following questions.Q-"In "The Enchantress of Florence", East meets West and West meets East. What are East and West to you?"A-"This is something that has been mixed up inside me from the time I was born. I grew up i...

Eighth Annual Mahindra Indo-American Arts Council (MIAAC) Film Festival November 5-9, 2008 New York City

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Participate in a momentous cinematic event Check out the video from last year's festival here. Filmmakers: Click here for an application form to submit your film to the premiere film festival for South Asian films.Deadline for Submissions is July 15, 2008. Excitement, buzz, celebrities, filmmakers, actors, industry, mediaOpening Night Gala Screening and Dinner at Lincoln Center JazzClosing Night Screening and Awards Ceremony at the Walter Reade Theatre. Red carpetsPost-screening discussions afte...

Slavoj Zizek Guest Director from Telluride Film Festival

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The Directors of the Telluride Film Festival are thrilled to announce that Slavoj Zizek will preside as the Guest Director of the Festivals 35th Show, August 29- September 1, 2008. The Slovenian-born irrepressible political philosopher, cultural theorist, academic superstar and impassioned cinephile is certain to stimulate controversy and conversation with his hand-picked film treasures and exhilarating approach to talking about movies, art, culture, politics, and desire.Zizek is the author of m...

The Mahindra Indo-American Arts Council Film Festival

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THE MAHINDRA IND0-AMERICAN ARTS COUNCIL FILM FESTIVAL ANNOUNCES NOMINEES FOR SEVEN AWARD CATEGORIES– WINNERS TO BE AWARDED AT CLOSING NIGHT * The Categories include Best Film, Best Director, Best Actor, Best Actress, Best Documentary and Best Short * Closing Night Red Carpet Awards Ceremony on Nov 11th at the Asia SocietyThe Mahindra Indo-American Arts Council Film Festival announces the nominees for the seven award categories for this year’s festival. The six award categories include Best F...

Controversial Films Premiere at The London Film Festival

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The London Film Festival is not necessarily against the idea of premiering controversial films......in fact, they generate good press and audience interest. But two such films had their premieres just hours apart on Friday, making it a red-hot day for the press and opinionmakers. Locally, it was BRICK LANE, the adaption of the best selling novel by local author Monica Ali, that generated the most media buzz. The film had its world premiere last evening and was the subject of much discussion in t...

Controversial Films Premiere At London Film Festival

 Saturday, October 27----------The London Film Festival is not necessarily against the idea of premiering controversial films......in fact, they generate good press and audience interest. But two such films had their premieres just hours apart on Friday, making it a red-hot day for the press and opinionmakers. Locally, it was BRICK LANE, the adaption of the best selling novel by local author Monica Ali, that generated the most media buzz. The film had its world premiere last evening and was the...

Controversial Films Premiere At The London Film Festival

 Saturday, October 27----------The London Film Festival is not necessarily against the idea of premiering controversial films......in fact, they generate good press and audience interest. But two such films had their premieres just hours apart on Friday, making it a red-hot day for the press and opinionmakers. Locally, it was BRICK LANE, the adaption of the best selling novel by local author Monica Ali, that generated the most media buzz. The film had its world premiere last evening and was the...

Edith R. Kramer ew guest director at Telluride festival

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The Telluride Film Festival (August 31-September 3), presented by the National Film Preserve, Ltd. with Apple, announced today its 2007 guest director, Edith R. Kramer. Admired locally, nationally and internationally for her tireless commitment to film preservation and collection development, Kramer, retired Senior Film Curator and Director of the Pacific Film Archive (PFA) at the University of California, Berkeley, will bring her twenty-two years experience at the PFA to Telluride, enhancing th...

Don Delillo Telluride fest 's Guest Director:

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Each year, Festival Directors Bill Pence and Tom Luddy invite one of the world’s great film lovers to join them in the creation of the Telluride Film Festival. The Guest Director serves as a key collaborator in all of the Festival’s programming decisions, bringing new ideas and overlooked films to Telluride. Past Guest Directors include Salman Rushdie, Buck Henry, Laurie Anderson, and Stephen Sondheim. This year, we are proud to collaborate with a major figure in contemporary literature, aut...

Masters Of Indian Cinema featured in LA

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Masters Of Indian Cinema will be featured in LA: April 8-14, 2005.On the opening night April 8, 7 pm. the film "Ghari Baire" by Satyajit Ray's will be shown and wil be introduced by celebrated author Salman Rushdie.There will be post-screening discussions following each film for at least one of its screenings. Full program: Friday April 8Opening Night 7 pm Satyajit Ray's Ghari Baire (1984) 140 mins. Bengali with English Subtitles adapted from a book of the same title by Rabindranath Tag...
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