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Interview with Amir Bar-Lev, THE TILLMAN STORY

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Interview with director Amir of THE TILLMAN STORY (USA, 2010). First, read more about the film here: http://www.fest21.com/en/blog/vanessa_mcmahon/the_tillman_story_q_and_a   ME: First of all I want to congratulate you on your film which to me is very thought-provoking in terms of the questioning of what makes a myth. AMIR: Well, thank you. ME: So, how did you start to make this film and when? AMIR: Well, we started in 2007 which was right around w...

Interview with Amir Bar-Lev, THE TILLMAN STORY

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Interview with director Amir of THE TILLMAN STORY (USA, 2010). First, read more about the film here:  http://www.fest21.com/en/blog/vanessa_mcmahon/the_tillman_story_q_and_a   ME: First of all I want to congratulate you on your film which to me is very thought-provoking in terms of the questioning of what makes a myth. AMIR: Well, thank you. ME: So, how did you start to make this film and when? AMIR: Well, we started in 2007 which was right around ...

Max Mueller Bhavan's Mobile Phone Film Making Workshop Mumbai- Micro Moves: Human - Urban / Surviving Strategies in a Mega-City

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Mobile Phone Film Making Workshop - Micro Moves: Human - Urban / Surviving Strategies in a Mega-City German filmmaker Till Passow will conduct a mobile Phone Film Making Workshop under the aegis of Max Mueller Bhavan Mumbai. Till Passow, born in 1968, is a renowned film maker. He has won the Oberhausen Mobile Phone Film Competition and was an assistant and trainee interviewer on the Steven Spielberg project Survivors of the Shoah. Till Passow spent eight months in Calcutta in 2001 to d...

The secret of Yvette

Director: Christophe DURAND.
« This film is inspired by a true story » France 1943 Four resisters prepare a raid against the German army. ANDRÉ, the only survivor, is saved by a young woman, YVETTE. She is the usherette at a movie theater and hides ANDRÉ for several weeks behind the screen, away from the eyes of German soldiers who come to the theater as spectators. YVETTE and ANDRÉ will live their hidden love until they're caught by the war.

Berlinale 2011 coverage on fest21.com

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Below is the coverage from Berlin, headlines... My Berlin Top Ten Films At a film festival that totals more than 250 feature films (not to mention an additional 250 features in the accompanying European Film Market), one can only skim the surface of an event as wide-ranging as the Berlinale. Film choices are often based on schedule availability....grabbing a screening in between meetings or making sure one is awake to catch the early morning press screenings of the Competition program. In a se...

Dimension 3 Calling for entry

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Dimension3 May 24 - 26, 2011 Call for Entries - Click here Final Deadline: April 15, 2011 Contact Information: Dimension 3 Seine-Saint-Denis, Paris area, France Avance Rapide Communication 5, rue Victor Hugo 92310 Sèvres / France Phone : +33 1 49 66 97 80 WEBSITE ht...

The Perfect Production Assistant: G-Drive Slim gets 5 star review from Macworld!

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Good things come in small packages! And hard drives don’t come much better or thinner than the G-Drive Slim – it is the perfect assistant for your next film production! The G-Drive Slim is ideal for storing all your stills, music, documents and graphic files in a Mac-styled, pocket-sized design. Macworld awarded the G-Drive Slim 5 stars – “We can’t fault the G-Drive Slim… it is Air’s perfect companion”. If that wasn’t praise enough, the G-Drive Slim is also Ed...

Panorama Celebrates Two Milestones In 2011

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  The Panorama section of the Berlinale, known for its edgy programming, is celebrating two significant anniversaries this year. The first is the 30 year involvement of Wieland Speck, the handsome honcho who began his involvement as an assistant to the legendary Manfred Salzgaber, a producer and film exhibitor who began the section as an alternative to the somewhat stuffy programming of the main Berlinale section. With an emphasis on queer and outsider cinema, the Panorama was event...

Human Rights Watch Film Festival highlights of 15th edition

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16 Documentaries and 5 Dramas; a Focus on the Power of the Mediawww.hrw.org/en/iff The 15th edition of the Human Rights Watch Film Festival will be presented in London from 23 March to 1 April, 2011, Human Rights Watch said today. The international feature programme includes 16 documentaries and 5 dramas, from Belgium, Colombia, The Democratic Republic of Congo, Guantanamo, Guatemala, Hebron, Iran, Ireland, Kenya, Lebanon, Los Angeles, Peru, South Africa, Turkey, Yemen and Yugoslavia. Many of t...

Director Bruce McDonald is coming to the Victoria Film Festival for a Q&A session

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January 13th: Iconic Canadian director Bruce McDonald will be attending the screenings of his most recent works Trigger and Hard Core Logo II at the Victoria Film Festival (VFF), where he will discuss his films during a question and answer session at the screening.   Trigger: Friday • February 4th • Cap 6 Th 6 • 9:15 PM Bruce will be joined by actor Don McKellar at this screening. This is a story about two women who must overcome past grudges in order to come together...

BIDESHI PHOTOSTUDIO

Director: Kurt Hoerbst / Alexandra Grill.
When wandering through rural Bangladesh with a camera in your hand the sentence „Bideshi…chobi, chobi…! – Stranger! Take a photo of me!” will soon be heard all around. An unbelievably delighted eagerness to be photographed is definitely there. When Kurt Hoerbst met and fell for the village Rudrapur and its dwellers in 2005 the idea for the project BIDESHI Photostudio was founded. People in Rudrapur live simple, agriculture and craftsmanship dominate everyday life. Family itself as the highest rated value in society, is nevertheless rarely preserved in a photograph as it would be in more western parts of the world… Technology and the arts simply are too far away or not affordable- up until… The project BIDESHI Photostudio, which started off in December 2008 after intense preparations and diligent planning by Austrian Kurt Hoerbst, first and foremost provided a welcome opportunity to earn money for the men of Rudrapur. The experienced bamboo and clay specialists constructed a simple but impressive building within a month’s work – by hand! The hut and the entire project were organised in cooperation with Dipshikha, a well-established organisation in Rudrapur. As a close neighbour to the Meti-School, which is well-renowned through various prizes in architecture, the daylight studio offered locals to be photographed professionally from the beginning of February 2009. A glass roof and light Sari-fabrics on the side walls created a soft ambience in combination with the clay ground and back wall. While project assistant Alexandra Grill took digital photos of the families, Kurt Hoerbst photographed the villagers analogue in a large format system. Single portraits in front of the even clay background of course had to be taken as well! The digital data was edited, printed and laminated the same and passed on to the curious models the next day. Surprised by their image (and often amused) they usually welcomed their photographs with great fascination.

When Gustav Met Sigmund

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  Films that feature well known figures from history are always intriguing, whether they reflect actual fact or are mere figments of the director's feverish imagination. In the delightfully dishy MAHLER ON THE COUCH, the filmmaking team of Percy Adlon (pere) and Felix Adlon (fils) have made  a delicious historical "did-it-ever-happen" that features such historical characters as the classical composer Gustav Mahler, the psychotherapist Sigmund Freud and the Bauhaus design foun...

When Gustav Met Sigmund

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Films that feature well known figures from history are always intriguing, whether they reflect actual fact or are mere figments of the director's feverish imagination. In the delightfully dishy MAHLER ON THE COUCH, the filmmaking team of Percy Adlon (pere) and Felix Adlon (fils) have made a delicious historical "did-it-ever-happen" that features such historical characters as the classical composer Gustav Mahler, the psychotherapist Sigmund Freud and the Bauhaus design founder Walter Gropius (wi...

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Widow in the movie sends her young son to Gurukul for education where rich children were also studying. Those children were accompanied by assistants to guard them while passing through thick forest infested by wild animals. Widow’s son was kept away from the group for the reason that he is son of a widow. Once, while crossing the forest the boy – Gopala had to face a mad person and an elephant. He got scared and asked his mother to provide an assistant to him also. Mother was a staunch d...

Director Nassim Abassi in Dubai

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  Nassim Abassi's 'Majid'                                   Nassim Abassi, the passionate Moroccan director who made The Winter Sun is a Lie (2005)  is here to speak about his new film Majid (2010) MAJID is is expected to be released later this year in Moroccan cinemas and will be the first film project of Na...

Director Nassim Abassi in Dubai

Interview with diector Nassim Abassi. His film 'Majid' was in competition at DIFF 2010   Nassim Abassi's 'Majid'                                   Nassim Abassi, the passionate Moroccan director who made The Winter Sun i

Film Independent producers lab selection

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14 FILMMAKERS & 9 PROJECTS SELECTED FOR FILM INDEPENDENT’S 2010 PRODUCERS LABFilm Independent, the non-profit arts organization that produces the Spirit Awards and Los Angeles Film Festival just wrapped its 10th annual Producers Lab earlier this week with 14 filmmakers and 9 projects participating. Sponsored by Technicolor and Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, the seven-week program took place in Los Angeles and was designed to help producers improve their craft, and move their current projects into...

The Asia Pacific Screen Awards has unveiled the International Jury members presided by Puttnam

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  The Asia Pacific Screen Awards has unveiled the International Jury members who will join previously announced President, Lord David Puttnam, for the fourth annual Asia Pacific Screen Awards to be held on the Gold Coast, Australia, on December 2. Lord David Puttnam, Academy Award winner and producer of Chariots of Fire, The Mission and The Killing Fields, has assembled a Jury of highly experienced industry professionals from across the globe. They are: ...

Finalists of the SFFS/Hearst Screenwriting Grant

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Nine Finalists for $15,000 Award to be Given to Support the Work of a Mid-Career American ScreenwriterThe San Francisco Film Society announced today the finalists and honorable mention for the second SFFS/Hearst Screenwriting Grant. The grant of $15,000 will be awarded to a mid-career screenwriter who has been a practicing writer for at least five years and who has previously written a minimum of one feature screenplay. The grant is open to writers residing in the United States whose project exp...

Jon Wilkman Interview on "MOGULS & MOVIE STARS"

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EXCLUSIVE: TCM's "MOGULS & MOVIE STARS" Director Jon Wilkman Interviewby Quendrith Johnson, Los Angeles Correspondent Somewhere in Connecticut, Bill Haber, one of the founders of CAA, got a flash that Hollywood history should ride again. To that end, he contacted four-time Emmy winning documentary veteran Jon Wilkman and the rest is "A History of Hollywood." Set to air Nov. 1 through mid-December, "MOGULS & MOVIE STARS: A HISTORY OF HOLLYWOOD" will unspool every Monday night at 8 PM (ET) on Tu...

3 doc mentaries on film at Sheffield

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SHEFFIELD DOC/FEST 3-7 November 2010www.sheffdocfest.com Among the 130 film line-up at this year’s Sheffield Doc/Fest - which includes 15 World Premieres, 26 UK Premieres, 5 European Premieres and 1 International Premiere - are 3 feature docs which look at the art of cinema. Belair (UK Prem) (Brazil 2009 Dirs Noa Bressane and Bruno Safadi 80min)THURS 04 NOV / 14:15 Noa Bressane and Bruno Safadi’s Belair is about an extraordinary chapter in Brazil’s cinematic history. At a film festival in...

Luminescence

Director: Catalina Santamaria.
Luminescence is a poetically inspired experimental film about light – as mirror, as metaphor, as self-reflection, as shadow, as heat, as the ethereal wave particles of optics and physics – and ultimately, as pure energy - shimmering, glowing and flickering.

LFF - A SCREAMING MAN (Un Homme Qui Crie) [2010] dir Mahamat Saleh-Haroun

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 A SCREAMING MAN is most definitely a very beautifully shot piece of cinema. It tells the story of Adam, a former swimming champion and now pool attendant at a hotel taken over by the Chinese (personified through Mrs Wang), who thinks of the pool side as his life. His 20-year old son, Abdel, is his assistant and loves taking pictures of everything around him. However, war is raging outside of N'Djamena and when Adam is not able to contribute to the war effort with money, he is threatened wi...

Chain Letter is a horror thriller epic

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Revealing the talent of Deon Taylor and Chain Letter, his film By Ron Gilbert I feel like I have been in a chain letter with Deon Taylor which started over a month ago with a phone interview to his home in Sacramento . We spoke about his beginnings in his film career and his former days as a basketball player in Europe prior to my viewing his film on DVD. After seeing Chain Letter, I could not fathom that this sweet and personal guy was the director of this horror ...

Christopher Lloyd is Back in 'Time, the Fourth Dimension'

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3D Entertainment Films is pleased to announce that three-time Emmy Award®-winner Christopher Lloyd will star in the Company's new IMAX theatre film, "Time, the Fourth Dimension" (working title). 3D Entertainment Films' Jean-Jacques Mantello ("Ocean World 3D", Jean-Michel Cousteau's 3D film trilogy) and Richard Gabai ("Insight", "Call of the Wild 3D", "Popstar") will co-direct. The film's theatrical release at IMAX 3D and IMAX 2D theatres is currently scheduled for spring 2012 and will be overse...

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