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Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows Enjoys Sydney Premiere

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 Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows Enjoys Sydney Premiere: Source: Eva Rinaldi The Sydney premiere of this summer’s blockbuster SHERLOCK HOLMES: A GAME OF SHADOWS, took place at Event Cinemas, Bondi Junction, in Sydney's eastern suburbs earlier tonight. Guests attended a private cocktail reception in the Set Bar before the enjoying a screening of Guy Ritchie’s sequel to his 2009 blockbuster.   The guests started pouring in at 6pm and the movie kicked off at 7pm.   ...

RED, WHITE AND BLUE in Fantastic Zagreb!

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At Zagreb's newest festival, the late night outdoor film festival FANTASTIC ZAGREB, the American thriller film RED, WHITE AND BLUE (2010) screened on the night of July 3, 2011 just in time to celebrate America's 'red, white and blue' day July 4th! Crowds gathered for a night of terror and fantasy under the stars in Zagreb, Croatia to share this unique cinematic experience. What a way to usher in America's birthday! The internationally acclaimed and festival winning Red White an...

RED, WHITE AND BLUE in Fantastic Zagreb!

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At Zagreb's newest festival, the late night outdoor film festival FANTASTIC ZAGREB, the American thriller film RED, WHITE AND BLUE (2010) screened on the night of July 3, 2011 just in time to celebrate America's 'red, white and blue' day July 4th! Crowds gathered for a night of terror and fantasy under the stars in Zagreb, Croatia to share this unique cinematic experience. What a way to usher in America's birthday!  The internationally acclaimed and festival winning Red White and B...

Edinburgh festival kicks off this weeks with new vi

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The EDINBURGH INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL kicks off this week, 15 – 26 Junehttp://www.edfilmfest.org.uk/ There’s a lot happening across the 12 days of the Festival, but we wanted to pick out a few highlights and events (some of which are connected with our partners and fellow travellers):• Nokia Short Weekender23 – 26 Junehttp://www.edfilmfest.org.uk/films?src=strandlink§ion=Nokia%2BShorts%2BWeekenderA selection of international shorts including drama, animation and documentary, incl...

Palm Springs International ShortFest lines up 331

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It’s not always about length... enjoy some quality shorts this summer! The 2011 Palm Springs International ShortFest, Short Film Festival & Film Market announced today its roster of 331 films, selected from more than 3,000 worldwide entries. Now in its 17th year, ShortFest will showcase 64 World Premieres, 58 North American Premieres and 25 U.S. Premieres. The selection of films for screening and competition features star-studded casts and award-winning films from 50 countries around the wo...

III International Side by Side Film Festival Starts!

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Russia’s only Lesbian and Gay film festival Side by Side kicked off at 19.30 on 15 October 2010 at cinema multiplex Varshavsky Express in St. Petersburg.The packed house and festive atmosphere in the cinema hall was both a joy and a surprise for the participants and organizers of Russia’s first and only LGBT film festival. As Manny de Guerre, festival founder, noted for the first time in three years since the founding of the festival this was the most the most celebratory-like opening of the...

Portal to 'Red White and Blue'

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The internationally acclaimed and festival winning Red White and Blue (2010) isn't the patriotic film that you would expect from such a title...No, it's a story peppered with symbolism about deprivation, love, passion and gore. Red, White and Blue is a heart-palpitating thought-provoking thriller story about nymph-ess Erica and 'three lives bound together by blood'.  I had the fortunate opportunity to meet with producer Bob Portal to speak about his film Red White and Blue as well...

Great Yarmouth Film Festival Stopped

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Highlights include Jack Cardiff retrospective, Stephen Fry, previews and premieres, Matrix & Lord of the Rings trilogies back-to-back, Dad`s Army Night, Fright Night, TV & Film Collectors Fair, Archive Conference & Screenwriting Festival.

Showcomotion is ten years old this year

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Festival Director Kathy Loizou said: ‘Showcomotion is ten years old this year and Pixar Animation Studios are helping us celebrate our anniversary in style. Mark Walsh, the Supervising Animator on the Disney•Pixar film Ratatouille, is a special guest at the festival. Mark will talk about the work of Pixar Animation Studios over the last ten years, including such classics as Toy Story 2, Monsters, Inc., Finding Nemo and The Incredibles. The Showcomotion Special 10th Anniversary Talk is on Wed...

Sand And Celluloid At Bermuda Film Festival

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When you host a well-organized film event on a beautiful island in the Atlantic Ocean, the appeal is instantaneous. For the Bermuda International Film Festival, which kicked off its eleventh season this past Friday, the mix of top flight films and a genial atmosphere make for a winning combination. The Festival opened on Friday night with the audience pleaser ST. TRINIAN'S, a comedic farce by director Oliver Parker, best known for his film adaptations of the Oscar Wilde plays THE IMPORTANCE OF ...

Sand And Celluloid At Bermuda Film Festival

 Monday, March 31------When you host a well-organized film event on a beautiful island in the Atlantic Ocean, the appeal is instantaneous. For the Bermuda International Film Festival, which kicked off its eleventh season this past Friday, the mix of top flight films and a genial atmosphere make for a winning combination.  The Festival opened on Friday night with the audience pleaser ST. TRINIAN'S, a comedic farce by director Oliver Parker, best known for his film adaptations of the Oscar Wilde...

Are you ready for AFM? 522 films to screen

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A diverse selection of 522 feature films, including 106 industry world premieres and 364 market premieres, have been confirmed to screen at the 28th American Film Market (AFM) October 31 to November 7, 2007, in Santa Monica, it was announced today by Jonathan Wolf, Executive Vice President, Independent Film & Television Alliance (IFTA) and AFM’s Managing Director.A total of 34 different languages will be represented on the screening schedule of this year’s AFM.In addition, Wolf announced tha...

Curtain closes on Cambridge Film Festival

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26th Cambridge Film Festival (6-16 July, Cambridge Arts Picturehouse)“ This ever-expanding festival has really pushed the boat out this year, with an amazing slew of UK premieres – over 30 and counting. And this is only the tip of the iceberg!” The Guardian 1/7/06“ The Cambridge Film Festival has developed into a leading showcase for art-house hits. It’s a taste of the best of what’s to come” The Observer 2/7/06“Cambridge has the knack of attracting big names – to the irritatio...

BAFTA Awards Honors "Gay Shepherds"

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The Orange BAFTA – British Academy of Film and Television Awards - ceremony held February 19 in London turned out some surprises in an eclectic number of wins by various actors, directors and producers. The event was hosted by the outstandingly witty Stephen Fry, best known for his role as Oscar Wilde in Wilde. Absolutely every person he presented received a stunning compliment. Even Matt Dillon whom he told the audience he had seen Crash with at the same theater as the awards ceremony - the O...

Animex: world’s largest animation and gaming festival returns

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International Festival of Animation & Computer Games 6 - 10 February 2006, University of Teesside, MiddlesbroughThe World’s largest animation and gaming festival returns to Middlesbrough next year when another helping of Animex hits The University of Teesside and screens around the North East from 6th to 10th February. www.animex.netThe Festival will once again feature its highly successful trademark mix of prestigious international guests, talks and masterclasses, a focus on the best of Briti...

Aviator wins 4 BAFTA, Vera Drake 3, Ray and Sunshine 2

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The Aviator has won four BAFTAs and Vera Drake has won three at The Orange British Academy Film Awards. Ray, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind and The Motorcycle Diaries won two BAFTAs each.The Aviator received Awards in the categories Film, Actress in a Supporting Role for Cate Blanchett, Make-Up & Hair and Production Design. Mike Leigh won the David Lean Award for Achievement in Direction and Imelda Staunton won Actress in a Leading Role for Vera Drake. The film also won for Costume Des...

BAFTA nominations announced: The Aviator flies

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BRITISH ACADEMY FILM AWARDS NOMINATIONS ANNOUNCEDThe Aviator has received 14 nominations for the forthcoming Orange British Academy Film Awards. Finding Neverland and Vera Drake have both received 11 nominations, and House of Flying Daggers has received 9.Kate Winslet has two nominations in the category Actress in a Leading Role, for Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind and Finding Neverland. Jamie Foxx also has two nominations; Actor in a Leading Role for Ray and Actor in a Supporting Role f...

Cleveland awards Born into Brothels

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HIGHLIGHTS FROMTHE 28th CLEVELAND INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (CIFF)MARCH 18-28, 2004TOWER CITY CINEMAS ON THE AVENUE AT TOWER CITY CENTERCLEVELAND, OHIOAWARD WINNERSThe Roxanne T. Mueller Award for Best Feature Film (audience choice award) goes to BORN INTO BROTHELS directed by Ross Kauffman & Zana Briski (USA).Runners up include HOME OF THE BRAVE directed by Paola di Florio (USA), BUDDY directed by Morten Tydlum (Norway), A PANTHER IN AFRICA directed by Aaron Matthews (USA), KOPS directed by J...

Marco Island fest line up

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2004 World Cinema Naples Film Line-upSee you at the Movies!FEATURE NARRATIVESThe Barbecue People (Hamangalistim)Feature Drama, 102 minutes, 2003, Israel, Dir.- David Ofek & Yossi Madmony, Prod.-David Ofek, Joseph Madmony, Screenplay- David Ofek, Yossi Madmony,Starring- Victor Ida, Raymond Abecassis, Makram Khuri, Israel Bright, Dana Ivgi, Gili Sa'ar, Igal Adika, World Premier Mar del Plata Intl Film Festival - winner of the silver Ombu for Best Screenplay. Israel in the late 80's; a wild BBQ fe...

Florida Film Fest: lucky thirteen

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The Florida Film Festival, which celebrated its 13th anniversary at a Gala Awards Ceremony on Saturday evening, 13 March, has secured its position as one of the best run and most popular regional festivals in the US. With an eclectic mix of films, devoted audiences and a large turnout of filmmakers, the Festival is giving Sundance a run for its money as a showcase of American Independent Cinema.The Festival, which presented almost 150 films in the film boom town of Orlando, Florida and its envir...

Dandelion Cleveland Fest opener

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THE 28TH CLEVELAND INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL TO OPEN WITH DANDELIONCLOSING NIGHT FILM – BRIGHT YOUNG THINGS DANDELION opens the 28th Cleveland International Film Festival (CIFF) on Thursday, March 18, 2004. The film, written and directed by Mark Milgard, stars Mare Winningham and Arliss Howard and was produced by Molly Mayeux. A favorite at the 2004 Sundance Film Festival, DANDELION tells the beautiful and touching story of Mason Mullich, whose family leads a life of quiet desperation....

Miami Film Fest:: Treasures in the Dark

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MIAMI FILM FESTIVAL: TREASURES IN THE DARK (WHILE THE SUN IS SHINING) "The sun is still shining", a visiting filmmaker groaned. "Will anyone come to sit in the dark and see my film?" The answer was a resounding YES, as the Miami Film Festival wrapped its most successful session in years this past weekend. Re-energized by the leadership of former Sundance topper Nicole Guillemet, the Festival clearly has tapped into a winning formula of international premieres, American independent films and an i...

Miami Film Fest:: Treasures in the Dark

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MIAMI FILM FESTIVAL: TREASURES IN THE DARK (WHILE THE SUN IS SHINING) "The sun is still shining", a visiting filmmaker groaned. "Will anyone come to sit in the dark and see my film?" The answer was a resounding YES, as the Miami Film Festival wrapped its most successful session in years this past weekend. Re-energized by the leadership of former Sundance topper Nicole Guillemet, the Festival clearly has tapped into a winning formula of international premieres, American independent films and an i...

First Time Directors Ski To Success at Sundance

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Sundance Film Festival has been known as an innovator within the Film Festival Industry. First organized as a Festival to highlight independent films, Sundance is staying true to its roots with the wide selection of first time Independent feature directors. This past year at Sundance we saw many of the small independent films, with first time feature directors get recognition and were signed right in Park City with multi million dollars deals. Now some have gone out to wide distribution to t...

Bafta nominations put Cold Mountain on top

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Cold Mountain has received 13 nominations and The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King has received 12 nominations for the forthcoming Orange British Academy Film Awards. Scarlett Johansson received two nominations in the category Actress in a Leading Role for her roles in Girl With A Pearl Earring and Lost In Translation . Sean Penn has received two nominations in the Actor In A Leading Role category for his roles in 21 Grams and Mystic River . Cold Mountain has been nominated in the categ...
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