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Two new arab films reviewed, "LUST", (Egypt) and "DEATH FOR SALE" (Morocco)

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by Alex Deleon LUST (Al Shooq) is an Egyptian film set in Egypt's second city, Alexandria, on the Mediterranean. However the part of the city we see is no tourist dream -- but a poverty stricken warren of side streets where the central figure, Umm Shooq, a charismatic possessed lady, and her two mod daughters live. When her youngest son falls seriously ill with a kidney condition and needs dialysis treatment --very expensive -- she is forced to beg on the streets to raise the money. When she...

Vía Tango

Director: Adriana Navarro Álvarez.
Vía Tango is an exciting way on a train of fantasy, in which the inspector falls in love with a passenger.During the journey, he tries to seduce her helped by the rhythm of tango, but to his surprised, another woman also wants to court him.The train becomes a dance floor, resulting from the overflowing imagination of the inspector, where everyone dances and dreams.

"Greetings from Tim Buckley" world premiere a hit at the Toronto International Film Festival 9/9/12!!

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Here in my hotel room at the Fairmont Royal York Hotel the day after the gala world premiere of "Greetings from Tim Buckley" at the Toronto International Film Festival. The screening took place last night at 6pm at the Bloor Cinema (where I had the pleasure of performing with "The Golem" a few years ago at the Toronto Jewish Film Festival). The film concerns Jeff Buckley's early days in NYC and my music is featured in it as is my guitar playing. My portrayal in t...

"Greetings from Tim Buckley" world premiere a hit at the Toronto International Film Festival 9/9/12!!

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Here in my hotel room at the Fairmont Royal York Hotel the day after the gala world premiere of "Greetings from Tim Buckley" at the Toronto International Film Festival. The screening took place last night at 6pm at the Bloor Cinema (where I had the pleasure of performing with "The Golem" a few years ago at the Toronto Jewish Film Festival). The film concerns Jeff Buckley's early days in NYC and my music is featured in it as is my guitar playing. My portrayal in the fil...

Produce with China forum in Montreal

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Montreal World Film Festival offered a focus on China. MONDAY, AUGUST 27TH - 10h00 – 12h00 Hotel Hyatt Regency, Salon Creation, 6th floor - Chinese delegation presents the situation and rules of coproduction, distribution and film market of China.            From left to right: JIA Qi, Vice President of China Movie Channel and Head of the Delegation GUO Hua, Deputy Director International Dept, China Movie Channel ZHAO Hai Cheng, Vice President of China Film...

2012 Cloud Expo New York Photo Coverage

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By Maria Esteves – July 11, 2012 The 10th International Cloud Expo New York commenced June 11-14, 2012 at Javits Convention Center, New York.  Produced by SYS-CON Media, sponsored by Dell, Eucalyptus, Oracle, Rackspace Hosting, RightScale, SHI International, SOA Software and many others, Cloud Expo annually showcase the latest in cloud computing (synonymous with computing and software on the web) technology from Infrastructure to Platform to Software as a Service. This year’s Clo...

The Innocent Desire

Director: Kean-Hian LIM.

Author Barbara Freedman Doyle discusses “Make Your Movie” on Conversation Crossroad Wednesday, May 30th, 7pm EST

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For anyone interested in the business of breaking into the film industry today, here is your new bible. From the movie industry veteran, Barbara Freedman Doyle, comes the new book, “Make Your Movie: What You Need to Know About the Business and Politics of Filmmaking.” Understanding how a movie makes money and who actually makes it happen has never been easier with this new easily accessible, beautifully crafted book. “Make Your Movie” is a straightforward and comprehensive must-rea...

KASHISH 2012 Award Winners and Closing Night

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Mi Ultimo Round wins Best Feature Film Award at KASHISH 2012 Anupam Kher gives away prizes, promises to sponsor Rs 50k for prize money next year   Chilean film My Last Round (Mi Ultimo Round) directed by Julio Jorquera Arriagada won the Best Feature Film Award at the 3rd Kashish Mumbai International Queer Film Festival which concluded with star studded ceremony on Sunday May 27, 2012.     ``Cinema has no boundaries,’’ sai...

Taisia Igumentseva was awarded with the First Cinefondation Prize and €15,000

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RUSSIA’S ‘ROAD TO’ WINS CINEFONDATION AWARD AT 65TH CANNES INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL   Managing Director of ROSKINO Catherine Mtsitouridze announced today that the Russian film director Taisia Igumentseva was awarded with the First Cinefondation Prize and €15,000 during the 65th Cannes Film Festival for the short feature film Road To, which she made with the help of the All-Russian State University of Cinema VGIK and Alexey Uchitel’s film studio Rock Films, was supported b...

Russia's "Road To" wins Cinefoundation award

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Jean-Pierre Dardenne who headed the Cinnefoundation and Short Films Jury RUSSIA’S ‘ROAD TO’ WINS CINEFONDATION AWARD AT 65TH CANNES INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL  Young Russian Filmmaker Taisia Igumentseva wins E15,000 Managing Director of ROSKINO Catherine Mtsitouridze announced today that the Russian film director Taisia Igumentseva was awarded with the First Cinefondation Prize and €15,000 during the 65th Cannes Film Festival for the ...

Im Sang-Soo presents The Taste of Money in competition

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Im Sang-Soo © RR Money, power and subjugation, these are recurring themes in the cinema of Im Sang-Soo. With The Taste of Money, the Korean returns to the Competition two years after The Housemaid and explores cupidity, one of the great ills of the country, according to the director.   "Korean people, whether they are rich or poor, have become obsessed with money." From this premise, Im Sang-Soo imagines the story of Young-jak, the personal assistant t...

John Ford Film Symposium in Dublin, June 7 - 10

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Both Ingmar Bergman and Orson Welles called him their favorite director. On set, John Wayne called him “Coach”. Jimmy Stewart referred to him simply as “Boss”. In a career that spanned over 60 years, few directors have rivaled John Ford in terms of creative output, popular success, critical acclaim or overall influence on the craft of cinema. And from June 7th to 10th, Ford fans and scholars will converge on Dublin for the inaugural John Ford Ireland Film Symposium, organized by the Iris...

Holy Motors: Review by Moira Sullivan

                                            Holy Motors, a film presented in the official selection yesterday at Cannes, is probably in a class of its own and has caused a lot of discussion.  It does need to be discussed, however, and maybe it is the ...

Market Buzz: Gwyneth Paltrow in talks for Saura's 'Guernica' Banderas stars as Picasso

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According to Variety Gwyneth Paltrow is in negotiations to play opposite Antonio Banderas in "Guernica 33 Days" the tale of Pablo Picasso's emotional turmoil as he painted his masterpiece. Carlos Saura ("The Hunt," "Raise Ravens,") directs (Variety, Feb. 20) from a screenplay he co-wrote with Spanish producer Elias Querejeta and French scribe Louis-Charles Sirjacq. Guido Rud's FilmSharks Intl. has acquired worldwide rights outside France and Spain. Spain's ...

9 ELEVEN will close The Peoples Film Festival (TPFF) in NY

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9 ELEVEN selected as the CLOSING NIGHT Film for the prestigious The Peoples Film Festival (TPFF) -  New York City. Saturday, May 19th - 2012           April 21, 2012 : New York -   The Peoples Film Festival (TPFF) today announced the CLOSING NIGHT FILM for their 2012 Festival -  Award-Winning Film '9 ELEVEN' -  Written/Directed by Manan Singh Katohora; Produced by  ADF (Narain Kumar Kathur and Sadhna Mathur) in association with JMD Creations (Manan Singh Katohora);  CAST c...

ART CINEMA = ACTION + MANAGEMENT 2012

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9th Edition of the International Training for Cinema Exhibition Professionals :40 tutors, 20 nationalities, 2 festivals and 60 participants for 7 days of conferences, case studies, workshops and film screenings.The training is organized by the CICAE in the framework of the MEDIA Program of the European Union. Are you a young professional aspiring to become a film programmer or a cinema manager?Are you already a film programmer or an arthouse cinema theatre manager and searching for a specialized...

The jury of Bucarest B-Est

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JAN HARLAN (Head of the Jury) Producer and Director „I joined Stanley Kubrick in 1969 for his Napoleon project, which was unfortunately abandoned, but I enjoyed working with Stanley and he liked me, so I added the study of film-production with a great teacher to my previous profession. My first film as an assistant was A Clockwork Orange. Four years later I became Kubri...

Jan Harlan serves Jury President at Bucarest B-EST 8th edition

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Jury President of the eighth edition of Bucharest IFF Brief biography Jan Harlan I joined Stanley Kubrick in 1969 for his Napoleon project, which was unfortunately abandoned, but I enjoyed working with Stanley and he liked me, so I added the study of film-production with a great teacher to my previous profession. My first film as an assistant was “A Clockwork Orange”. Four years later I became Kubrick’s Executive Producer and worked for Warner Bros. on “Barry Lyndon...

Fifteen films competing for IFFR's Tiger Awards 2012

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Fifteen films have been selected for IFFR's Tiger Awards Competition 2012. The complete lineup, comprising first or second feature films concurring for three equal Hivos Tiger Awards of each 15,000 euro, includes eight world premieres. Five competing films have received support from Rotterdam’s Hubert Bals Fund.The Rotterdam Tiger Awards Competition for Short Films 2012 comprises twenty-one films, ranging in length from five to fifty-six minutes. Nine short films in competition will see their ...

ÉCU's Partner - Cyprus Films Days opened for submissions

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The Ministry of Education and Culture and Rialto Theatre announces that Calls for Entries for the 10thCYPRUS FILM DAYS -International Film Festival 2012, are now open. The festival, which is being held for the 10th time this year, will host an international competition section titled “Glocal Images” in which film-makers from around the globe and Cyprus are invited to submit their films.The films participating in the competition section will be selected by the festival’s artistic committee:...

A report about 16th International Film Festival of Kerala 2011

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16th IFFK 2011 : Films by directors Aditi Roy [India], Carlos Cesar Arbelaez [Colombia],Hamid Reza Aligholian [Iran], Ozcan Alper [Turkey], Pablo Perelman [Chile],Salim Ahmed [India] and Sebastian Hiriat [Mexico] win prizes.A brief observation of events and films seen at 16th International Film Festival of Kerala 2011 [Trivandrum, India 09-16th December,2011] by film critic Mr.Lalit Rao (lalitrao@gmail.com)A successful film festival is known not only for its eclectic selection of films but also ...

Sundance Film Festival 2012 Films in Premieres and Documentary Premieres Sections

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Sundance Institute announced today the films selected to screen in the out-of-competition Premieres and Documentary Premieres sections of the 2012 Sundance Film Festival. The Festival will be held January 19 through 29 in Park City, Salt Lake City, Ogden and Sundance, Utah. The complete list of films is available at www.sundance.org/festival. John Cooper, Director of the Sundance Film Festival, said, "The fact that most of the Premieres have been produced completely independently fu...

Intern Buzz – 10 questions for Amy Dymond

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About you…   1. How would you describe yourself in three words? Lost in Amyland 2. If someone wrote an article about your time at ÉCU, what would the headline be (this may or may not be shamelessly stolen and used as the title to this Intern Buzz by a lazy editor) European Independent Film Festival rescues stray dingo off the streets of Paris 3. What is your favourite drink? I wouldn’t say no to a cucumber and basil martini. 4. Cats...
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