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NEWSLETTER N° 463: April 29, 2010

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............. WELCOME TO OUR NEWSLETTER N° 463: April 29, 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 !  Mingle Talk and Wine tasting at the Spa des Stars (next to Gray d'Albion) May 19th 7: 30 -9:00 CALLING ALL FESTIVAL ORGANIZERS ATTENDING CANNES...

Iona Jones named chairman of Celtic Media Festival

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    With the Celtic Media Festival in full swing in Newry in Northern Ireland, the organisation's Annual General Meeting 2010 has elected Iona Jones, Chief Executive of S4C, the Welsh language television channel, Chair for 2010-2013. The Celtic Media Festival is from 21st-23rd April 2010 and is being held at the conferencing suites of The Canal Court Hotel, Newry.  Founded 31 years ago to celebrate the best in television, film (and more recently radio and New Med...

updates from Corona Fastnet Short Film Festival 2010

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Corona Fastnet Short Film Festival 2010 to showcase talented cinematographers and entice film lovers to a cinematic spree in West Cork.  The Corona Fastnet Short Film Festival 2010, which will again take place in Schull, West Cork, from 27-30th May this year, promises to be an endorsement of real talent, with over 135 films submitted to date.    The Corona Fastnet Short Film Festival is an independent festival, dedicated to bringing together established and first-...

Newry ready for the31st annual Celtic Media Festival

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The 31st annual Celtic Media Festival takes place in Newry, Northern Ireland from 21st-23rd April.  Last held in Northern Ireland in Belfast in 2003, this is only the fourth time the festival has been hosted in Northern Ireland and the first time in Newry.    The three day event will see some of the most influential names from the broadcasting and film industries gather at The Canal Court Hotel in the city to celebrate the quality and diversity of work being produced by the C...

7th edition of Dubai International Film Festival to be held next December

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The seventh edition of the Dubai International Film Festival, the definitive film festival of the Arab world, Asia and Africa, will be held from December 12 to 19, 2010.   The latest edition of the film festival is being planned to showcase an even diverse selection of movies from around the world across a dozen themed segments including Arabian Nights, Gulf Voices, Cinema of the World, Cinema for Children, Cinema of AsiaAfrica, Lifetime Achievement and Cinema from India. ...

Beaune 2nd International Thriller Film Festival

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Last year, during the first edition of the Festival, Jury Chairman Claude Chabrol said: “The mission of Beaune International Thriller Film Festival is to underline the thriller genre, which is after all one of the most fertile and noble in cinema history, and precisely to try and find new tendencies, or suggest new directions.” Keeping this ambition alive, the second edition of the Festival will take place from Thursday 8th to Sunday 11th April 2010. The Prize list of the 1st edition...

Formula One Fast Tracked to Big Screen

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Exclusive Media Group's (EMG) documentary unit, Spitfire Documentary Films, is teaming with Flat-Out Films and Diamond Docs to produce the definitive feature documentary on Formula One motor racing, the highest class of auto racing sanctioned by the FIA and the richest, most glamorous sport in the world. The announcement was made today by EMG's Co-Chairman & CEO Nigel Sinclair. The creative team comes from Diamond Docs, who recently helped craft the 2010 Acade...

New York: Reliance MediaWorks: Cracking International Markets.

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While other large Western media conglomerates seem to have a hard time maintaining, their market shares, the Indian Reliance Industries Ltd through its numerous media subsidiaries provides a text book case of successful strategies. To begin with Reliance Industries is the biggest private sector company in India with a current estimated market value of about $83 billion. It has been ranked by Business Week as number 15 among the top 50 most innovative global companies. It is the only company ach...

Celtic Media Festival unveils Awards shortlist

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The shortlists have been announced for the Bronze Torc Awards for Excellence at the 31st annual Celtic Media Festival.  The awards celebrate the very best of film, television, radio and digital media to emerge from within the Celtic diaspora. 78 productions and companies have been shortlisted across the 21 award categories, with 26 entries each from Scotland, Wales and Ireland.  As always, Celtic languages feature prominently across all categories with all of the factual e...

The Global Film Village: AFI Awards Luncheon Honors 2009 Nominees

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By Marla Lewin The American Film Institute held its annual awards luncheon today in Los Angeles. The tenth annual event remained an honoree-only affair, with no press and no public in attendance. For each of the honored films and television programs, Hewlett-Packard, the event sponsor creates a scholarship to the world-renowned AFI Conservatory in Los Angeles. Because 2009 marked the 50th anniversary of Alfred Hitchcock’s classic NORTH BY NORTHWEST, AFI acknowledged this lan...

The Global Film Village: London Critics’ Circle Film Awards

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by Marla Lewin The Education with seven nominations leads the awards of the UK film critics.Fish Tank had six and In The Loop and Nowhere Boy tied with five each and A Prophet had four nominations. The 30th Awards will take plave on February 18 at the Landmark Hotel, Marylebone. In addition to awards to current films special awards will be given to Quentin Tarantino and Francis Ford Coppola forApocalypse Now in honor of its 30th anniversary.THE ATTENBOROUGH AWARD: BRITISH FILM OF THE ...

The sixth edition of Dubai International Film Festival concluded with 28 prizes

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28 prizes presented for acting and cinematic excellence The sixth edition of Dubai International Film Festival concluded on Wednesday night with a glittering award ceremony that honoured the finest acting and cinematic talent from the Arab world, Asia and Africa at the Muhr Arab and Muhr AsiaAfrica awards. In all, 28 prizes were distributed for excellence in acting, cinematography, editing, music and scriptwriting in addition to the jury general excellence awards. The entries were f...

The Global Film Village: Roy E. Disney Dies at 79

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  Hollywood and the world mourns the loss of Roy E. Disney who during his time with the Company that his uncle and father founded has always strived to keep the legacy alive and build for the future.The following is the official Disney Company release. ROY E. DISNEY, KEY FIGURE IN REVITALIZING THE WALT DISNEY COMPANY AND DISNEY'S ANIMATION LEGACY, DIES AT AGE 79       (c) the Walt Disney Co.   MULTI-FACETED FORMER DISNEY VICE CHAIRMAN WAS A LE...

The Global Film Village: Jason Reitman, Jeremy Renner and T Bone Burnett to be honored at Palm Springs Festival

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by Marla Lewin Three more names have been added to honorees list at the 21st Annual Palm Springs International Film Festival.  Academy Award-nominated director Jason Reitman will receive its Director of the Year Award for Up in the Air, Jeremy Renner will receive the Breakthrough Performance Award for The Hurt Locker and T Bone Burnett will receive the Frederick Loewe Award for Film Composing for Crazy Heart. The Awards Gala, presented by Cartier, will kick off the Festival on January 5 at...

JEFF BRIDGES to receive THE DESERT PALM ACHIEVEMENT AWARD at 21st ANNUAL PALM SPRINGS INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL AWARDS GALA

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by Marla Lewin   Palm Springs International Film Festival (PSIFF) will present four-time Academy Award nominee Jeff Bridges with the Desert Palm Achievement Award on Tuesday, January 5 at the Palm Springs Convention Center. Jeff Bridges stars as Bad Blake a broken-down, hard-living country music singer who’s had way too many marriages, far too many years on the road and one too many drinks way too many times. Bridges creates yet another richly comic, semi-tragic romant...

Croatian Film on 15th Author Film Festival

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Jury of the 15. Author Film Festival in Belgrade, Serbia, lead by Russian film director Sergei Dvortsevoy, the chairman of the jury, Nadia Turnicev and Antonio Nuić-Croatian film director, in Belgrade Serbia awarded with Grand Prix Aleksandar Saša Petrović Award, for The Best Film of festival and 7,000 Euros prize, Croatian film “The Blacks”, directed by Zvonimir Jurić and Goran Dević,” for the film that successfully combines minimalism and insight dept.”The film already awarded i...

Croatian Film on 15th Author Film Festival

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Jury of the 15. Author Film Festival in Belgrade, Serbia, lead by Russian film director Sergei Dvortsevoy, the chairman of the jury, Nadia Turnicev and Antonio Nuić-Croatian film director, in Belgrade Serbia awarded with Grand Prix Aleksandar Saša Petrović Award, for The Best Film of festival and 7,000 Euros prize, Croatian film “The Blacks”, directed by Zvonimir Jurić and Goran Dević,” for the film that successfully combines minimalism and insight dept.”The film alr...

A new Head at the European Documentary Network

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With the appointment of Cecilia Lidin as Head of EDN follows also a reorganisation of the EDN office and of the way EDN will be functioning. The daily running and strategic planning will be done in shared management between Lidin and EDN Network Manager Hanne Skjødt. Together they will be responsible for both the short and long term developments of EDN and will be referring to the EDN Executive Committee. Besides these changes at the EDN office Cecilia Lidin also plans to re-struct...

Mariah Carey to be honoured at Palm Springs Fest

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The 21st Annual Palm Springs International Film Festival (PSIFF) will present Mariah Carey with the Breakthrough Performance Award for her performance in Lionsgate's Precious: Based on the Novel "Push" By Sapphire. Presented by Cartier, the Awards Gala will kick off the 2010 awards season on Tuesday, January 5 at the Palm Springs Convention Center and will be hosted by "Entertainment Tonight's" Mary Hart. The Festival runs January 5-18, 2010. Festival chairman Haro...

A COMPLEXION CHANGE - International & Intercultural Diplomacy

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FOUNTAINHEAD® TANZ THEATRE e LETTER, Berlin/Germany November 2009 www.fountainhead-tanz-theatre.de www.blackinternationalcinema.de www.black-international-cinema.com Please send replies to / Bitte senden Sie Antworten an bicdance@aol.com ******************************************************* CALL FOR ENTRIES http://www.black-international-cinema.com/BIC10/bic_10.htm XXV. Black Internatio...

11th Mumbai Film Festival comes to a Close!

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UK film WHITE LIGHTNIN' wins the INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION for the First Feature Films of Directors with a cash prize of Rs. 50 Lakh ~ LA PIVELLINA (THE LITTLE ONE) wins the Jury Grand Prize along with cash prize Rs. 25 Lakh ~ An incredible end to an exceptional start! The curtain closed on the 11th edition of Mumbai Film Festival organized by the Mumbai Academy of Moving Image (MAMI) at Mumbai amidst the who's who of the of Indian and World cinema gracing the closure of the event ...

Celtic Media Festival at Newry

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Newry has been chosen as the host city for the prestigious Celtic Media Festival from the 21st-23rd April 2010. The three day celebration of broadcasting and film talent will showcase work from Scotland, Northern Ireland, The Republic of Ireland, Wales, Cornwall and Brittany. Now in its 31st year, the festival is expected to attract up to 400 delegates to the city including some big name guests and prestigious industry speakers.The Celtic Media Festival is supported by broadcast, film, cultural...

Eyes Wide Open wins the Best Film at the 36th Ghent

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Eyes Wide Open by the Israelian director Haim Tabakman wins the Grand Prize for the Best Film at the 36th Ghent International Film Festival. This was announced by the International Jury at the town hall of Ghent. Other awards went to Zion and his Brother (Best Script), A Rational Solution (Best Music) and the short film Amor by Thomas Wangsmo.The International Jury this year : Chairman Niki Reiser (composer, Switserland), Filip Peeters (actor, Belgium ), WANG Quan’an (director, China) and Lasz...

Awards of International Film Festival of Patras city

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11th International Panorama : “…a celebration of freedom of speech…”232 films – 62 countriesThe International Film Festival of Patras city – 10th International Panorama (www.independent.gr) having existed for 11 years hopes that it had presented an effluence of sounds and pictures which united various cultures and promote diversity. Our goal is to continue "the dream of art’s freedom ". In the 11th International Panorama people met and bonds made in a cultural e...

The Global Film Village: ANNA KENDRICK TO RECEIVE RISING STAR AWARD AT 21ST PALM SPRINGS FILM FESTIVAL AWARDS GALA

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                              Festival Awards Gala to be Held Tuesday, January 5, 2010 Hosted by Entertainment Tonight's Mary Hart The 21st Annual Palm Springs International Film Festival (PSIFF) will honor Anna Kendrick with the Rising Star Award for her performance in Up in the Air at the Festival's annual Awards...
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