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Venice Festival opens with Mira Nair's Reluctant Fundamentalist

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The Reluctant Fundamentalist, the new film directed by Mira Nair, will be the opening film at the 69th Venice International Film Festival (29 August – 8 September 2012), directed by Alberto Barbera and organized by la Biennale di Venezia chaired by Paolo Baratta. The Reluctant Fundamentalist is produced by Lydia Dean Pilcher and presented by Doha Film Institute. Based on the best-selling novel of the same title, translated into 25 languages, The Reluctant Fundamentalist is a...

Venice Festival to open with Mira Nair's Reluctant Fundamentalist

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The Reluctant Fundamentalist, the new film directed by Mira Nair, will be the opening film at the 69th Venice International Film Festival (29 August – 8 September 2012), directed by Alberto Barbera and organized by la Biennale di Venezia chaired by Paolo Baratta. The Reluctant Fundamentalist is produced by Lydia Dean Pilcher and presented by Doha Film Institute. Based on the best-selling novel of the same title, translated into 25 languages, The Reluctant Fundamentalist  is a riv...

Philadelphia QFest will open with the Philadelphia premiere of Elliot Loves from director Terracino

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Running from July 12 to July 23, 2012, the 18th edition of Philadelphia QFest opens with the Philadelphia premiere of Elliot Loves from director Terracino and closes eleven days later with the East Coast premiere (and only second showing in the world!) of BearCity2: The Proposal. (Festival Favorites will be screened on Monday, July 23). With 107 films that include 42 feature films, 13 documentaries, and 52 short films – and 7 World Premieres, 1 North American Premiere, 2 U.S. Premieres,...

11th Tribeca Film Festival World Premiere of Knife Fight Red Carpet Photos

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By Maria Esteves – April 25, 2012 The 11th Tribeca Film Festival 2012 (TFF 2012) World Premiere of KNIFE FIGHT, directed by Bill Guttentag commenced Wednesday, April 25, 2012, 6:00 PM at BMCC, New York. A special Q&A session immediately followed the world premiere with director Bill Guttentag, writer/producer Chris Lehane, and actor Rob Lowe moderated by MSNBC senior political analyst Mark Halperin, co-author of “Game Change.” Red carpet arrivals included industry executives, ac...

11th Tribeca Film Festival World Premiere of Knife Fight Red Carpet Photos

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By Maria Esteves – April 25, 2012         The 11th Tribeca Film Festival 2012 (TFF 2012) World Premiere of KNIFE FIGHT, directed by Bill Guttentag commenced Wednesday, April 25, 2012, 6:00 PM at BMCC, New York. A special Q&A session immediately followed the world premiere with director Bill Guttentag, writer/producer Chris Lehane, and actor Rob Lowe moderated by MSNBC senior political analyst Mark Halperin, co-author of ...

SESNY 2012 Opening Keynote Session

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By Maria Esteves – April 10, 2012 The Search Engine Strategies New York Conference & Exposition 2012 (SESNY 2012) Opening Keynote Business Optimization in a Digital Age, with Google digital marketing analyst Avinash Kaushik, author of “Web Analytics: An Hour a Day” commenced Tuesday, March 20, 9:00 AM at the New York Hilton Hotel. Opening keynote speaker Avinash Kaushik discussed balancing multiple media channels (micro and macro conversion), the four business drivers (social,...

Insider Game Private Screening Coverage

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By Maria Esteves – January 11, 2012 A special private screening of INSIDER GAME, documentary short directed by Larry Locke, presented by the Hispanic Association on Corporate Responsibility (HACR) and hosted by Time Warner, Inc commenced Thursday, December 8, 2011, 6:30pm at Time Warner Center, New York. Business leaders, industry professionals, educators, and artists attended the opening reception, private screening, panel discussion, and closing reception. INSIDER GAME (part one of three)...

The American Film Market expanded Conference schedule

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  The 2011 American Film Market today released its expanded Conference schedule with speakers encompassing a broad cross-section of key Hollywood and global players converging for the 32nd Market Nov. 2-9. Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP and Entertainment Partners will serve as the presenting sponsors of the AFM Conference Series, which will showcase panels on film financing, production, marketing, distribution and pitching. The five-day series will include prominent filmm...

11th annual Producers Lab filmmakers selected

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Film Independent, the non-profit arts organization that produces the Film Independent Spirit Awards and Los Angeles Film Festival has announced the filmmakers and projects selected for its 11th annual Producers Lab. Sponsored by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, the seven-week program takes place in Los Angeles and is designed to help producers improve their craft, and move their current projects into production in a nurturing, yet challenging creative environment. Film Independent has also awarde...

6th European Psychoanalytic Film Festival Focuses on Migration Across National And Mental States

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Under the title Border-Crossing: Migration Across National and Mental States, the 6th Psychoanalytic Film Festival (epff6) will present an impressive programme of European film. The Festival, which is organised by The Institute of Psychoanalysis and takes place from 3-6 November 2011, will feature films from 10 different countries, many of which have never been shown before in the UK. They will be discussed by the filmmakers themselves with psychoanalysts and film scholars. The programme ...

Film and television: Falling in love again?

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On May 15, as part of the 64th Cannes film festival program, the European Audiovisual Observatory held a very informative workshop about the current relationship between film and television. More than 400 professionals had gathered as Mr. Wolfgang Closs, executive director of the European Audiovisual Observatory, welcomed a number of speakers from his organization as well as outside specialists to discuss trends in the European film and broadcast markets. And the big question was: are film...

HollyShorts Regular Deadline- April 15, 2011

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  HOLLYSHORTS REGULAR DEADLINE IS THIS FRIDAY APRIL 15!  The regular submission deadline for the 7th Annual HollyShorts Film Festival is this Friday, April 15!  HollyShorts takes place August 11-18, 2011 at various locations in Hollywoo...

IFFF panels announced

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PanelsWelcome to the IFFF. Providing professional panels and networking opportunities for aspiring filmmakers to meet with established leaders in the industry is central to IFFF's mission. The 2011 festival will re-present some of last year's more popular panels and add some new and exciting panels in specialized areas of film interest and distribution. Check back periodically for "Panels" schedule additions, changes and/or updates. Seating is limited and many of these ...

International Film Students Meeting in Sann Sebastian

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14 shorts from 14 centres in 12 countries have been selected to participate in the 9th International Film Students Meeting. The participating countries are Germany, Argentina, Colombia, Cuba, Chile, the USA, Spain, Finland, Israel, Poland, the UK and Singapore. 59 schools from 24 countries the world over registered as contenders for participation in the 9th International Film School Meeting which, for the ninth year running, will take place within the framework of San Sebastian Festival.The 9th ...

Annual HollyShorts Film Festival awards

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The 6th Annual HollyShorts Film Festival (www.hollyshorts.com) came to a close early this past Friday with Nicholas Carmen’s short film “Piano Fingers” taking home the top Grand Jury Prize for Best Short Film Presented by Company 3. Carmen took home a $10,000 post production services package from Company 3. Grzegorz Jonkajtys won the Best Director Award also presented by Company 3. Jonkajtys directed the acclaimed Sci Fi short film “The Third Letter” which drew a packed house when it s...

HOLLYSHORTS 2010 WRAPS WITH NICHOLAS CARMEN'S SHORT FILM "PIANO FINGERS" WINNING GRAND JURY PRIZE FOR BEST SHORT FILM

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HOLLYSHORTS 2010 WRAPS WITH NICHOLAS CARMEN'S SHORT FILM "PIANO FINGERS" WINNING GRAND JURY PRIZE FOR BEST SHORT FILM GRZEGORZ JONKAJTYS TAKES HOME BEST DIRECTOR AWARD FOR HIS SCI-FI SHORT "THE THIRD LETTER" The 6th Annual HollyShorts Film Festival (www.hollyshorts.com) came to a close ...

Derek Luis named Chief Executive Officer of National Screen Institute - Canada

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Accomplished media professional Derek Luis has been named Chief Executive Officer of National Screen Institute - Canada (NSI). He replaces outgoing CEO Susan Millican. Derek joins NSI at a time of great growth and change in Canada's screen-based industries. Derek's career includes 20 years of broadcast, print and online experience across news and current affairs, drama, factual, documentary, variety, performing arts and web content. He has worked as a writer, researcher, director, produce...

The European Audiovisual Observatory hosts Digital Cinema Tango conference Sunday afternoon

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The European Audiovisual Observatory hosted a workshop Sunday afternoon, focusing on the theme of financing the digitization of cinema in Europe. The workshop took place form 3p.m. to 4:30p.m. in Salle Bunuel in the Palais des Festivals. The Observatory's director, Wolfgang Closs, elaborated on the reason behind the workshop's theme, titled "Digital Cinema Tango! Getting the right rhythm for the digitization of European cinemas." Closs explained: "There is a clear problem of synch...

NEWSLETTER N° 465: may 13, 2010

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.............                                                      WELCOME TO OUR NEWSLETTER N° 465: may 13, 2010 Follow this LINK if you cannot read the newsletter properly The Future of Cinema Salon returns to Cannes Filmfestivals.com and Xomo present the Future of Festivals...its Digital...toast !  Mingle Talk and Wine tasting at the Spa des Stars  May ...

NEWSLETTER N° 464: may 6, 2010

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.............                                                      WELCOME TO OUR NEWSLETTER N° 464: may 6, 2010 Follow this LINK if you cannot read the newsletter properly The Future of Cinema Salon returns to Cannes Filmfestivals.com and Xomo present the Future of Festivals...its Digital...toast !  Mingle Talk and Wine tasting at the Spa des Stars (next t...

IFFBoston 2009 – Day Four – Involuntary Travelers with Forbidden: 2 of 3

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Geralyn Pezanoski’s Mine begins with a simple premise: What happened to the pets displaced by Hurricane Katrina? Once you begin there, however, every question answered gives rise to another unanswered.  Where are they displaced to?  Where will they go once they are delivered to safety?  Who will feed them, house them, give them medical care?  Does anyone remember where this pet came from?  Or that one? Can you find the original owners?  Should you? Or are the pets better off in ne...

Show me the money workshop in Cannes from the European Audiovisual Observatory

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Watch the full length video of the panel. Part 1: click to view  the videos: “Show me the money !” and  “Show me the money !” Part 2                       Show me the Money! Monitoring film revenues and collecting rightsholders’ money Moderator : Bertrand Moullier, Consultant, Narval Media. OPENING: Wolfgang Closs...

CHAMELEON

Director: Krisztina GODA.

 

Gábor is an office cleaner. Wearing overalls and a baseball hat, he seems insignificant. Working on the night shift, Gábor rarely has any contact with his employers, yet he learns everything about them by thoroughly analyzing their garbage. Since he is almost invisible, nobody suspects that Gábor is, in fact, a con man who carefully chooses his victims by the trash they leave behind. His targets are mostly disillusioned, lonely women. In a few months he destroys all their romantic illusions by taking all their savings. Having an unusually high IQ and an ability to assume various personalities, Gábor is an expert in manipulation. When he gets a job at a psychologist's office, Gábor meets Hanna, an injured dancer who happens to be the daughter of a millionaire. Insecure and vulnerable, Hanna seems to be the perfect victim. Gábor pretends to be a doctor who can cure her body and her soul, an irresistible offer for a desperate woman. Everything goes according to plan until Gábor falls in love with Hanna and has to make a hard decision between her and the money.

Tribeca Talks Series

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The 2009 Tribeca Film Festival today announced the line-up for its two discussion programs – the Tribeca Talks Series and “Behind the Screens: Films and Conversations about Truth, Clarity and Responsibility,” sponsored by iShares Exchange Traded Funds. The Tribeca Talks Series includes “Tribeca Talks Panels,” “Tribeca Talks: After the Movie,” “Tribeca Talks Special Events,” “Tribeca Talks: Industry” and “Tribeca Talks: Pen to Paper hosted by Barnes & Noble.” The 2009 ...
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