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AFM day 6-7 interviews

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AFM Day 6-7: DEPARTED's Producer, TROMA Drama, "Chick Flicks Grow Up" & LITTLE OBAMA Sits Out First a quick snapshot into the doing at the American Film Market on Day 6 -7. On deck today is DREAMAGO "Speed Dating" Pitch Session with 25 industry heavies, from J Todd Harris ofBranded Pictures Entertainment (The Kids are Alright, Bottle Shock); Stephen Nemeth-Rhino Films (Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, Dogtown and Z Boys); Gerd Koelchin (Black Dahlia, The Matador), Jeremy Wall (The Objective, Rese...

AFM Day 4-5: Adrien Brody's WRECKED Sells

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AFM Day 4-5: Adrien Brody's WRECKED Sells, Where Not to Film, Mini-Moguls Speakby Quendrith Johnson, Los Angeles Correspondent "Expected to be released in theatres in 2011" might be the most ominous phrase coming out of the 31st American Film Market, which closes on Nov. 10. It's the expectations of buyers and sellers that indicate we're in a worldwide down economy, with many expecting the worst. Not so if you are Adrien Brody, steeped in Oscar potential; and even if your film is WRECKED, som...

Rome festival awards of the fifth edition

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AWARDS CONFERRED BY THE INTERNATIONAL JURY An international jury presided by Sergio Castellitto, and composed of journalist and writer Natalia Aspesi, director Ulu Grosbard, writer Patrick McGrath, director Edgar Reitz, and the director of the Multimedial Arts Museum in Moscow, Olga Sviblova, judged the films in Competition within the Official Selection. The international jury conferred the: - Marc’Aurelio Jury Award for Best Film: Kill Me Please by Olias Barco- Marc’Aurelio Grand Jury Award...

APSA Nominees Feature at Gold Coast Film Festival

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APSA NOMINEES FEATURE AT GOLD COAST FILM FESTIVAL The Gold Coast Film Festival (GCFF) will celebrate films of Asia-Pacific with a program of films nominated in the Asia Pacific Screen Awards (APSA).  The fourth annual APSA’s will take place on the Gold Coast on December 2 when 31 films from 15 countries and areas will compete for the region’s highest accolade in film. Headlining the GCFF APSA Program is ...

Future Of Film Summit 2010 Theme: Dealmaking in the Age of Digital Cinema

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Stacey Snider, Co-Chairman and CEO of DreamWorks Studios, will keynote at the 2010 Future of Film Summit. Snider oversees the creative and financial aspects of all film development and production as well as the company's business strategy. Snider joined DreamWorks in March 2006 and since then has overseen such films as "Dreamgirls," "Sweeney Todd," "Tropic Thunder," and "Revolutionary Road." Prior to joining DreamWorks, Snider served as Chairman of Universal Pictures where she oversaw all domest...

5th Cyprus International Film Festival wrap

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Press release – 19 October 201013th – 18th October 2010The fifth edition of Cyprus International Film Festival was here! The biggest, most anticipated film festival not only in Cyprus but in a wide area was organized for another time in order to move, encharm, entertain and present the most auspicious film trends to the die-hard cinemagoers and to first- timers in getting to know significant pieces of the Seventh Art. All these have been presented through this year’s multilayered program. ...

Tokyo International Film Festival Wrap

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 By Liza Forman Tokyo International Film Festival Winners 2010/TIFFCOM WrapAt this year’s Tokyo International Film Festival (October 23-31, 2010),Intimate Grammar took home the $50,000 Tokyo Sakura Grand Prix -- the second time Israeli director Nir Bergman has won the main award.Bergman’sBroken Wings also took the mainprize at TIFF in 2002, making him the only director to win it twice. 98-year-old Japanese director, Kaneto Shindo won the special jury prize, for POST CARD, a film about the...

Tokyo International Film Festival Wrap

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Tokyo International Film Festival Winners 2010/TIFFCOM WrapAt this year’s Tokyo International Film Festival (October 23-31, 2010),Intimate Grammar took home the $50,000 Tokyo Sakura Grand Prix -- the second time Israeli director Nir Bergman has won the main award.Bergman’s Broken Wings also took the mainprize at TIFF in 2002, making him the only director to win it twice. 98-year-old Japanese director, Kaneto Shindo won the special jury prize, for POST CARD, a film about the effects of WWII o...

Doha Tribeca Film Festival 2010 Awards

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Hawi won Best Arab Film and Balls picked up the award for Best Arab Filmmaker in recognition for its screenplay at the second Doha Tribeca Film Festival (DTFF) which came to a dramatic end at the Closing Night Gala and open-air concert by superstar Ragheb Alama along the Arabian Gulf at Katara Cultural Village.The First Grader and Grandma, A Thousand Times won the Audience Awards for Best Narrative Film and Best Documentary Film. The prize for Best Arab Short Film went to Sirwar Zirkly’s Missi...

MPA APSA Academy Film Fund Attracts more than 40 Projects

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Projects submitted by APSA Academy members from 17 countries including Armenia, Australia, India, Islamic Republic of Iran, Philippines, Fiji, Lebanon, Japan, Israel, People’s Republic of China, Singapore and New Zealand are to be considered for the US$100,000 script development fund which was formed earlier this year by the Motion Picture Association (MPA) and the Asia Pacific Screen Awards (APSA).Four grants, of US$25,000 each, will be allocated to the script development of four new projects...

NEWSLETTER N° 481: October 22, 2010

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 .............                                                                                                                                                          WELCOME TO OUR NEWSLETTER N° 481: October 22, 2010 Follow this LINK if you cannot read the newsletter properly Contact the Editor, Advertise on the sites.  Our newsletter reaches 82 000 film profession...

Robert Epstein will be our guest and a doc jury chairman

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One of the special guest at the 18th Edition of Plus Camerimage 2010 will be an internationally acclaimed non-fiction filmmaker, director, producer, writer and editor Robert P. Epstein. He will also serve as the Jury Chairman of the Short Documentary Films Competition “World of Images - Images of The World", held under the patronage of Discovery Networks Central Europe. Robert Epstein The organizers of Plus Camerimage will present a retrospective review o...

AFM 2010 panels

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Executives from Lionsgate, Summit, Mandalay, Lifetime, SyFy, DreamWorks, Disney, Fox, Sony, The Weinstein Company and WME among ParticipantsThe 2010 American Film Market today released a seminar and conference schedule encompassing a broad cross-section of key Hollywood and global players who are converging for the Nov. 3-10 market. Now in its 31st year, the AFM will showcase panels examining film financing, social media, piracy, distribution and marketing. The sessions will include prominent fi...

Pupi Avati next chairman of Capri Hollywood

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Acclaimed Italian film director Pupi Avati (Incantato, Giovanna’s Father) has been named Chairman of the 15th edition of “CAPRI, HOLLYWOOD 2010 - THE INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL” it has been announced by Pascal Vicedomini, producer of the highly respected gathering that celebrates cinematic art and the “made in Italy” cultural trademark. This year’s festival will take place December 27th through January 2nd 2011 at various locations on the Isle of Capri, Italy.The festival is jointl...

31 nominees for the Asia Pacific Screen awards

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Thirty-one documentary, animated, children’s and feature films from 15 countries and areas have been nominated for Asia-Pacific’s highest accolade in film with Best Feature nominees from Republic of Korea, Taiwan, Turkey and the People’s Republic of China. View the list of 2010 nominees at: http://www.asiapacificscreenawards.com/the_awards/nominees_2010 Winners in the fourth annual APSAs will be determined by an International Jury headed by Academy Award-winning producer Lord David Puttnam...

Israel Fest film slate

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Enriching the American vision of Israeli life and culture through the powerful medium of film, the Israel Film Festival has definitively become the largest showcase of Israeli films in the United States. 2010 marks the 25th anniversary of this much acclaimed Israeli showcase that celebrates a quarter-century of Israeli cinema in the United States, and today the film festival announced its most dynamic program since its founding. Encompassing over 30 titles, including award winning features, do...

5th Batumi International Art House Film Festival AWARDS

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Main International Competition Jury members: Zbigniew Rybczyński (Poland) – Chairman, Siddiq Barmak (Afghanistan), Judith Blackburn (USA), Nino Kirtadze (Georgia), Bojidar Manov (Bulgaria) awarded following prizes: Grand Prix – Another Sky by Dimitri Mamulia, Russia, 2010Best Feature Film – Nothing Personal by Urszula Antoniak, Netherlands / Ireland, 2009Best Documentary Film – Enemies of the People by Rob Lemkin and Thet Sambath, Cambodia / UK, 2009 (Award goes to Thet Sambath)Best...

Branchage fest wrap

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THE BRANCHAGE FESTIVAL in Jersey came to a spectacular close last Sunday night with Zombie Zombie performing live to BATTLESHIP POTEMKIN from the back of a tug boat anchored out in St Helier harbour, with 300 excited people watching from the harbour-side. Check out this photo at http://www.flickr.com/photos/branchagefilmfestival/5036406718/ plus all the Branchage 2010 photos at http://www.flickr.com/photos/branchagefilmfestival/ • We'd like to thank the following filmmakers and film gu...

SAN SEBASTIAN´S GOLDEN SHELL TO NEDS by PETER MULLAN

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THE INTERNATIONAL JURY at the 58th SAN SEBASTIAN FILM FESTIVAL, made up of the members: Mr. GORAN PASKALJEVIC (Serbia) (President) Ms. JO ALLEN (UK)Mr. JOSE CORONADO (Spain)Ms. CLAUDIA LLOSA (Perú)Mr. RAYA MARTIN (Philippines)Mr. PABLO TRAPERO (Argentina)Ms. LUCY WALKER (UK) at a meeting on 23rd September 2010, has decided by majority to grant the following awards: SPECIAL MENTION to “A JAMA” by DAOUD AOULAD-SYAD (Morocco-France) For the complexity achieved by a si...

Independent Film & Television Alliance (IFTA) has new board members

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The Independent Film & Television Alliance (IFTA), the trade association representing independent producers and distributors worldwide, today announced its new Executive Committee and Board of Directors. The elections were held as part of the IFTA’s annual members meeting, which took place today at the Intercontinental Hotel in Century City. The Alliance’s seven-member Executive Committee is headed by IFTA Chairman Lloyd Kaufman (Troma Entertainment), who was re-elected last September and is...

History

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25th Warsaw International Film Festival 9-18 October 2008 Total audience: 108,000 Cinemas: Multikino (4 rooms), Kinoteka (5 rooms), Kultura (1 room) Audience Award - best feature film: two films received exactly the same mark for the first time ever - 4.77. In the feature film category, the joint winners were: DOM ZŁY / THE DARK HOUSE, dir. Wojciech Smarzowski (Poland) and WELCOME, dir. Philippe Lioret (France). In the documentary category, the winner was HASHMATSA / DEFAMATION, dir. Yo...

19th Chichester International Film Festival 20% audience surge + Awards

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The 19th Chichester International Film Festival, the most successful to date with attendances up by a whopping 20%, closed on September 5 with a sellout Gala Closing World Premiere Film, Made in Dagenham, starring Sally Hawkins and Bob Hoskin, scriptwriter Billy Ivory giving an insight into the making of the film. The 18 day festival’s Opening Gala Film, The Illusionist, an English Premiere, was among the 93 films, 136 programme and 6 illustrated talks which attracted over 4,750 to the cinema...

Which is your favorite indie movie of the last 3 decades? IFTA has an answer and offers TOP 30 selection

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  The Independent Film & Television Alliance (IFTA), marking its 30th anniversary, has selected the 30 Most Significant Independent FilmsTM from around the world produced over the past three decades. IFTA Chairman Lloyd Kaufman and President-CEO Jean Prewitt jointly made the announcement today.    IFTA (originally, the American Film Marketing Association) members constitute the vast majority of the world's most important companies in independent film and television. Sin...
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