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Moët British Independent Film Awards

Monday 10 December 2012  at Old Billingsgate the stars turned out in force for the 15th Moët British Independent Film Awards. The glittering event was a who’s who of British cinema and was hosted by actor James Nesbitt fresh off the set of The Hobbit.   Attending the star-studded event was Jude Law who received the Variety Award, and acting legend Michael Gambon who won the coveted Richard Harris Award.   Other guests included Terence Stamp, Billy Connolly, Tom...

Masterclass with Frank Darabont ...and more at the Zurich Film Festival

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The Zurich Film Festival (ZFF) announced today the revered group of industry professionals that will headline the Festival’s signature Master Class series. 2012 ZFF Master Class instructors include: ●          Three-time Academy Award® nominated writer, producer and director Frank Darabont ("The Green Mile,” “The Shawshank Redemption,” “The Walking Dead”) ●          Two-time Academy Award® nominated producer Michael Shamberg (“Pulp Fiction...

SPOTLIGHT: CHRIS MARKER- THE CONTROVERSIAL DIRECTOR

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This week the spotlight is on Chris Marker, a French avant-garde director known for his controversial documentaries, who has just died at the age of 91. He steered away from the conventional norms of Hollywood cinema and opted for an experimental approach to his filmmaking. He was the innovator of the essay film, a now accepted genre which unites documentary, narrative and personal reflection. (Image of Chris Marker) He was one the industry’s most mysterious filmmakers who wo...

Terry Gilliam on film writing, double feature Master class in Ischia july 10

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With gress Center Angelo Rizzoli – Lacco Ameno -  Auditorium Master-Class for Actors - Director Bernard Hiller Special attendance by Terry Gilliam (U.K.) 11:00am                   World Script Market  - Special attendance: Terry Gilliam (U.K.), Simon Curtis (U.K.), Carlo ed Enrico Vanzina Moderator  Andrea Purgatori, spoke-person for 100 Autori     ...

A Night at the Opera

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I go back quite a way with Gaius Caligula....having studied his crazed life and inevitable death when I was  a Classics Scholar at Balliol, and read his first 'biog'in Latin, what more natural  than that ,during  my third excursion to cover Cannes (for BBC radio and other media), I should have been invited by Andre Previn's movie-exec brother to attend the   very secret and first presentation in the world of the full-length, unexpurgated  film version of Caligula.It was an off-Marke...

Arnon Milchan to receive the Best Producer Award in Locarno

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Arnon Milchan                                 At the 65th edition of the Festival del film Locarno, the Premio Raimondo Rezzonico (Best Producer Award) will be presented to Arnon Milchan, one of the most prolific and successful American independent film producer of the past 25 years, with over 100 feature films to his cre...

Iron Sky grabs 2 awrds at Brussels Film Festival

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Finnish-German-Australia science fiction action spoof Iron Sky was awarded at the Brussels International Fantastic Film Festival with Silver Méliès award, and with the Audience Award. Silver Méliès award is a highly appreciated Europen genre film award, and the winners of the award end up competing each other for the Golden Méliès award, later this year in October in Sitges Film Festival. Director Timo Vuorensola was surprised of the reactions of the crowd at Brussels: “I didn't kn...

French films to screen at Brussels International Film Festival

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The 30th BIFFF will take place from the 5th of April in Brussels. Yesterday, what a night! Between Barbara Steele, Terry Gilliam and a surprise video from siiiiir John Carpenter, the tune has been given for this 30th BIFFF anniversary! The Brussels International Film Festival has grown from a small, relatively unknown (except to the fans of the fantastic) happening into a grand scale event that lures over 60.000 spectators every year and shows over 100 films. For this reason w...

Introducing Cinezoïque video

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The cinezoic era is not codified in any textbook. It does not exist but in the heads of dreamers. The Udine native Stefania Rota thought about molding it into the guise of a video named "Cinezoïque". It started out in December as a site-specific installation for Udine's Cinema Visionario and two months later landed on the Web (http://vimeo.com/37106377); in less than 24 hours, this video reached more than 10.000 views, launching Stefania Rota's name on the Internet, allowing her to ...

THE WHOLLY FAMILY by Terry Gilliam won short film Award at EFA

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His new short "The Wholly Family" was awarded best Short film at the European Film Academy in Berlin Decembre3rd, 2011. herewith an excerpt.   Premiere Scene's Claire and Anthony Bueno were fortunate enough to get a little one on one time with visionary master Terry Gilliam at the recent BFI 55th London Film Festival. Check the video interview he gave below. ...

Masterclass with Jean Jacques Annaud

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                                  Jean-Jacques Annaud in Marrakech      One of the significant features of the 2011 Festival International du Film de Marrakech, (aside from the comprehensive selection of international films screened in and out of competition) was the lineup of five master classes held da...

Melancholia, The King's Speech, Pina, and Susanne Bier were amongthe majror winners at EFA Awards

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The more than 2,500 members of the European Film Academy - filmmakers from across Europe - have voted for this year's European Film Awards. Melancholia, The King's Speech, Pina, and Susanne Bier were amongthe majror winners. European Director for IN A BETTER WORLD  |  © Franziska Krug / action press At the awards ceremony in Berlin (Dec 3rd, 2011) the following awards were presented: EUROPEAN FILM 2011 MELANCHOLIA by Lars von Trier EUROPEAN DIRECTOR 2011...

Nominations for the 24th European Film Awards

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  The 24th European Film Awards with the presentation of the winners - streamed live on http://www.europeanfilmawards.eu/ - will take place in Berlin on 3 December.     EFA Nominations 2011 The nominations for the 24th European Film Awards were just announced at the Seville European Film Festival on Saturday, 5 November. nominated are: EUROPEAN FILM 2011: ...

BFI London festival awards We need to talk about Kevin

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    The 55th BFI London Film Festival announced the winners at its high profile awards ceremony at London's LSO St Luke's October 26th.    Hosted by Marcus Brigstocke, the four awards were presented by some of the most respected figures in the film world.   BEST FILM: WE NEED TO TALK ABOUT KEVIN, directed by Lynne Ramsay Celebrating the most original, intelligent and distinctive filmmaking in the Festival, the Best Film award, ...

George Harrison: The Quiet Beatle

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  George Harrison, the bass player for the famed rock group The Beatles, was always referred to in the press as the “quiet one”. Now, almost 10 years after his death from lung cancer, several art exhibitions and a new documentary film by Martin Scorsese will reveal the intimate details of the Beatle who is perhaps the least known and celebrated of the group. GEORGE HARRISON: LIVING IN THE MATERIAL WORLD is a 4-hour exploration of the intimate personal and professional life of the man ...

Filmforumzadar - Prefestival Workshop with Colette Fu and Helena Bulaja

  FILMFORUMZADAR PRESENTS A PRE-FESTIVAL WORKSHOP WITH HELENA BULAJA AND COLETTE FU

FILMFORUMZADAR PRESENTS A PRE-FESTIVAL WORKSHOP WITH HELENA BULAJA AND COLETTE FU

FILMFORUMZADAR PRESENTS A PRE-FESTIVAL WORKSHOP WITH HELENA BULAJA AND COLETTE FU

Revival possibilities of film festivals at Mediawave Film Forum 2

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The way of festivals: uniqueness, new trends, audience Festival representatives discuss the new ways they should find to keep and attract audience, how to keep up with the digital world.   Éva Vezér (HUN) Hungarian Film Unio The participants will represent the following festivals: IFF Bratislava (SLK) Diagonale Film Festival (AUT) OHO Cinema (AUT) Next Film Festival (ROM) Alter-Native Short Film Festival (ROM) Sofia International Film Festival (BUL) Sarajevo...

Revival possibilities of film festivals Mediawave Film Forum 2 Panelists

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The way of festivals: uniqueness, new trends, audience Festival representatives discuss the new ways they should find to keep and attract audience, how to keep up with the digital world. Éva Vezér (HUN)Hungarian Film UnioThe participants will represent the following festivals:IFF Bratislava (SLK)Diagonale Film Festival (AUT)OHO Cinema (AUT)Next Film Festival (ROM)Alter-Native Short Film Festival (ROM)Sofia International Film Festival (BUL)Sarajevo Film Festival (BIH)Beldocs FF (SRB)Nordic Film...

The Cannes Jury members have been announced

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The Jury of the Competition, presided over by Robert De Niro (actor, director, producer) welcomes to its ranks: Martina GUSMAN (actress and producer, Argentina) Nansun SHI (producer, Hong Kong/China) Uma THURMAN (actress, scriptwriter, producer, USA) Linn ULLMANN (writer,literary critic, Norway) Olivier ASSAYAS (director, France) Jude LAW (actor, producer, UK) Mahamat Saleh HAROUN (director, Chad) Johnnie TO (director, producer, Hong Kong/China) Martina Gusman stud...

NEWSLETTER N° 503:April 2, 2011

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 .............                                                                                                                                                          NEWSLETTER N° 503:April 2, 2011 Follow this LINK if you cannot read the newsletter properly  Cannes sponsoring and advertising options on call. Email us Become a sponsor of the iPhone application Bundle offer Moving...

Gilliam is directing his first opera ever! ‘The Damnation of Faust’

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  From cartoons to animation to film to opera: Terry Gilliam, Monty Python legend and cult film-maker, directs a new production of Berlioz’s The Damnation of Faust ENO stages a new production of Berlioz’s The Damnation of Faust directed by actor, screenwriter and film-maker Terry Gilliam. This large scale company work ranges from intimacy to grandeur with a powerful score that showcases the ENO Chorus and Orchestra, conducted by ENO Music Director Edward Gardner, and featuring a st...

The Jury of the 64th Cannes Film Festival will be headed by Robert de Niro

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The American actor, director and producer Robert De Niro will preside over the Jury of the 64th Festival de Cannes, running May 11th to 22th 2011. When he accepted the invitation, Robert De Niro said : « The Cannes Film Festival is a rare opportunity for me as it is one of the oldest and one of the best in the world. » A very true and nice compliment from Robert de Niro, himself a festival Director (founder of Tribeca). Robert de Niro is a long time friend of the festival with mul...

Bruno Chatelin runs for President of UniFrance

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Antoine de Clermont Tonnerre two year mandate as President of uniFrance run by Regine Hatchondo (General Manager) will be open for renewal next Friday, January 28th .   Antoine de Clermont Tonnerre declared only recently that he would apply for a second mandate from his board.   UniFrance is the organization dedicated to promoting French cinema worldwide.   It w...

Bruno Chatelin runs for President of UniFrance

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UniFrance is the organization dedicated to promoting French cinema worldwide.It was founded in 1949 as an association under the French 1901 Act, and operates under the supervision of the CNC - Centre National de la Cinématographie.UniFrance currently has around 800 members, including feature film and short film producers, sales agents, directors, actors, authors (screenwriters), and talent agents. It is run by Regine Hatchondo (General Manager) whose previous mission was, among others, to promo...

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