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Gold Coast International Film Festival line up announced

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The Second Annual Gold Coast International Film Festival presented by the Great Neck Arts Center, with the Town of North Hempstead as Founding Sponsor, will present seven days and nights of bold, dynamic films, programs, panels, tributes, conversations, awards and festivities on Long Island’s North Shore.  GCIFF gets underway Monday, October 22 with two pre-festival events followed by its Opening Night Gala on Wednesday, and then runs at the Clearview Cinemas in the communities of Man...

A Festival at the crossroads of cultures

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Westerns from all over the world, a focus on Bangladesh and several programme sections with prominent Swiss figures: new Artistic Director Thierry Jobin and Secretary General Esther Widmer announced the concept of the 26th edition of the International Film Festival Fribourg at a presentation given at the Solothurner Filmtage. For the first time, the FIFF introduces annually recurring parallel sections, which highlight thematic core areas. Amongst other things they include sections devoted to t...

Panorama Dokumente Programme Nearing Completion with 19 Films

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As in past years, the documentary sector appears to be consistently stabile, politically engaged and in its diversity well equipped for the cinema. Moreover, it's a treasure trove for themes that inspire fictional films.   On February 10, 2012, in Cinestar7, the Panorama Dokumente will open with The Reluctant Revolutionary by British director Sean McAllister. The film is about a Yemenite tourist guide who slowly abandons his professional distance towards the political "spring&...

Jonathan Shapiro is on board at the Wavescape Film Festival.

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Controversial cartoonist Zapiro will be decorating a surfboard, along with other well-known artists such as Guy Tillim, Brett Murray and Richard Scott, that will be exhibited from December 1 to 8 at the Field Office, in Barrack Street, Cape Town, and auctioned for charity on Thursday 8 December.  The art exhibition is part of the 7th edition of the Wavescape Film Festival, which is presented by Pick 'n Pay. The 2011 festival features an open air screening on Clifton 4th Beach, and indoor...

Two Korean films programmed and Korean actress Kim Kkobbi attending Terracotta Festival 2011

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We are proud to introduce in our Korean selection a mix of tense thriller and romantic comedy with impressive cartoons segments to the audience in the UK. Man of Vendetta  파괴된 사나이, Friday 8th May 19.35. A thriller directed by Woo Min-Ho about Pastor Ju Young-su (Kim Myung-min), a man of rock solid faith whose life is shattered when his 5-year-old daughter is kidnapped. He seeks God with desperate prayers for her safe return but to no avail. Feeling betrayed and distraught with ...

The judges arrived in Sundance

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Sundance Institute announced members of five juries awarding prizes at the upcoming Sundance Film Festival which runs January 20-30, 2011. The juries are comprised of 23 individuals spanning the global arts community. Juror photos and extended biographies, in addition to the complete Festival lineup and schedule, are available at www.sundance.org/festival. All awards will be announced the evening of January 29 at the 2011 Sundance Film Festival Awards Ceremony. The Short Film Awards will als...

The Angel Film Awards

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The Angel Film Awards – Monaco International Film Festival 2010 2nd – 5th December 2010 The Angel Film Awards in Monaco– a glamorous three-day extravaganza, where the films in competition promote, unusually, peace and love – a refreshing antidote to the usual violent and gratuitous fodder thrown at us from Hollywood. Started eight years ago by Rosana Golden and Dean Bentley, specifically to showcase non-violent films, the Angel Film Awards may eschew violence but this is n...

16 features at Balkan Survey section of the Thessaloniki

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For the 17th consecutive year, the Balkan Survey section of the Thessaloniki International Film Festival (TIFF), programmed by Dimitri Kerkinos, showcases a selection of the most important Balkan films of the year. Its main objective is to invite attention to and launch platforms of communication between the filmmakers of the area and an international audience.Additional initiatives such as the script-development Balkan Fund and the Balkan Works in Progress provide opportunities to buyers and di...

Animatron winners announced

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Professional jury members Saraswathi Balgam, Charlotte Bavasso, Pete Bishop, Isaac Littlejohn Eddy, Tommy Pallotta, Bill Plympton, Frank Rivera and Jeff Scher picked the $17,000 cash-prize winners of the first Babelgum “Animatron” Animation Film Festival, who were announced Sunday at the Hamptons International Film Festival Awards Ceremony.The Winning Films (viewable at www.babelgum.com/animatron) Are:FANTASY CATEGORYJury Award Winner $2,500“This Is J03,” Once Were Farmers (U.K.)Runner-u...

The future of Animation panel at The Hamptons International Film Festival

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  "The Future of Animation" panel took place Sunday, October 10, at UA Cinema 6 in East Hampton, at the Hamptons International Film Festival, panelists included Lee Unkrich and Darla K. Anderson (director and producer of Toy Story 3), Thelma Adams (US Weekly, New York Film Critics Circle), Signe Baumane (Birth, Teat Beat of Sex), and Jim Cox (Over the Hedge, RingTales co-founder). New Yorker cartoon editor and Cartoon Bank founder Bob Mankoff will moderate.   "...

TIFF Film In Focus: BEGINNERS

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The courage to live one's truth....that is the potent theme of BEGINNERS, an emotional drama that had its world premiere on Saturday evening at the Toronto International Film Festival. American director Mike Mills, who made an assured debut in 2005 with the festival hit THUMBSUCKER handily mixes comedy and tragedy and guides his cast of top flight actors to convincing and moving performances. Drawing on his own background as a graphic designer and artist who has exhibited extensively ...

Films competing at san Sebastian

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Directors Naomi Kawase, Bent Hamer, Peter Mullan and Victoria Galardi will compete for the first time at San Sebastian Festival alongside John Sayles, Raúl Ruiz and Daoud Aoulad-Syad, all repeat contenders for the Golden Shell.The Japanese moviemaker Naomi Kawase will present Genpin. Kawase won the Caméra d’Or at Cannes with Moe no Suzako (1997) and was the first woman to win the Special Jury Prize in Cannes in 2007 for Mogari no More (The Mourning Forest). The British director, screenwriter...

Official Selection at San Sebastian Festival - Spanish films

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Four spanish films to compete in the Official Selection at San Sebastian Festival The new films by José María de Orbe (Aita), Judith Colell and Jordi Cadena (Elisa K), Oscar Aibar (El Gran Vázquez (The Great Vázquez) and Agustí Villaronga (Pa Negre (Black Bread) will run for the Golden Shell Aita is, after La línea recta (The Straight Line) (2006), the second movie from José María de Orbe, one of current Spanish cinema’s most unclassifiable and personal direct...

Brooklyn International Film Festival Pulls a "Stunt"

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Reading what Brooklyn International Film Festival executive director Marco Ursino has to say about "Stunt," the theme of this year's edition (June 4 to 13, 2010) in Brooklyn, New York, I can't help but wonder if he's been fraternizing with his title sponsor, Bushmills Irish Whiskey: "With Stunt, the festival intends to take a snapshot at some of the hottest issues affecting our times while emphasizing the weight and gravity of being on a critical collision path with histo...

Aspen Shortsfest - An Embarrassment of Riches

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  As the 17th-century philosopher Francis Bacon argued, "Rather to excite your judgment briefly than to inform it tediously." Aspen Film would appear to agree. Its acclaimed Aspen Shortfest showcases films two and 27 minutes in length.   The 19th round takes place April 6 to 11, 2010 at Wheeler Opera House in Aspen, Colorado, and at the Crystal Theatre in nearby Carbondale.   This year Aspen Film cherrypicked 85 competition contenders out of the 2,500 submissions that poured...

Thessaloniki Fest expresses its condolences for the death of pioneering cartoonist Turhan Selçuk

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The Thessaloniki International Film Festival would like to express its sincere condolences for the death of pioneering cartoonist Turhan Selçuk, the father of the contemporary Turkish comic strip. Selçuk’s work was presented for the last time in Greece, in the context of the 11th Thessaloniki Documentary Festival, in a hugely successful exhibition.  Turhan was born in Turkey in 1922. He published his first comic strip in the newspaper Turk Sozu in 1942 and a year later he launched humor mag...

Spotlight on Guru Dutt an Indian Citizen Kane in Florence

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                 An Indian Citizen Kane in Florence by Alex Deleon   The basic objective of the River to River Indian film week in Florence is to present a wide selection of new Indian films by lesser-known or emerging directors with a balance between features, documentaries, a...

Spotlight on Guru Dutt an Indian Citizen Kane in Florence

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  An Indian Citizen Kane in Florence by Alex Deleon The basic objective of the River to River Indian film week in Florence is to present a wide selection of new Indian films by lesser-known or emerging directors with a balance between features, documentaries, and a varie...

Martha’s Vineyard International Film Festival Returns for 4th Year, September 10–13, 2009

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Take an exquisite New England island, add fantastic films, parties, and invite lovers of both, and voila: it’s the Martha’s Vineyard International Film Festival! Established in 2006, the festival’s annual theme is “Other Places,” and is reflected in this year’s slate. “We hope,” says festival director Richard Paradise, “everyone will be challenged to think broadly—about how huge the world of film is—and deeply, about the universal concerns and desires that unite us.” ...

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