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CINEFEST-OZ 2012 Impressions...

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  David Barton (Chairman) and David Wenham (Patron).   Before attending ‘Cinefest-OZ’ 2012, I had never even heard of the small town of Busselton, WA, cozily tucked away in southwest Australia just 220km south of Perth. I came, I saw, I conquered, and now my international film festival experience is richer after having visited this unique little beach town and its one of a kind boutique wine and film festival. This Western Australian region is simply s...

Million Dollar Crocodile to open World Film Festival

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MILLION DOLLAR CROCODILE, a popular entertainment directed by Chinese filmmaker Lisheng Lin, will open the 2012 Montreal World Film Festival, and will inaugurate its World Greats section, it was announced by MWFF president Serge Losique. "The Chinese cinema is one of the strongest in the world right now and can be compared to Hollywood in its variety and depth," stated Serge Losique. Director Lisheng Lin and the film's principal actors will be in attendance in Montreal. ...

Trudie Styler will preside Ischia Global Film Festival 2012

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Article published in the NY Times  "I'm not an unkind person," says Trudie Styler, "but by the same token, I'm not a people-pleaser." DURING a visit to India to celebrate her 50th birthday, Trudie Styler consulted a seer. Recently, she recalled the episode, highlighted by a reading of her Vedic chart, with mock incredulity. "Oh, madam, by golly, this chart is very unique,' " she was told. " 'By 2012, you could be asking for the Taj Ma...

Chef Bruno Oger prepares lunch for Jury de La Cinefondation, "Angelic" Amuse-Bouches

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"Angelic" Amuse-Bouches at Agora Pavilion, Chef Bruno Oger prepares lunch for Jury de La Cinefondation, Cannes 2012, by Nesta THE CHEF’S TABLE BY ELECTROLUX HOSTS JURY DE LA CINÉFONDATION Festival Jury members including two time Palme d’or Winner, Jean-Pierre Dardenne, and actress Arsinée Khanjian enjoy menu prepared by Electrolux Michelin Star partner chef Bruno Oger. When asked how good the desserts were, Film Director Karim Ainouz said: “They were so g...

"Angelic" Amuse-Bouches at Agora Pavilion, Chef Bruno Oger prepares lunch for Jury de La Cinefondation, Cannes 2012, by Nesta

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"Angelic" Amuse-Bouches at Agora Pavilion, Chef Bruno Oger prepares lunch for Jury de La Cinefondation, Cannes 2012, by Nesta THE CHEF’S TABLE BY ELECTROLUX HOSTS JURY DE LA CINÉFONDATION Festival Jury members including two time Palme d’or Winner, Jean-Pierre Dardenne, and actress Arsinée Khanjian enjoy menu prepared by Electrolux Michelin Star partner chef Bruno Oger. When asked how good the desserts were, Film Director Karim Ainouz said: “They were so good... ...

Preparing for Cannes Festival Opening Gala Dinner at Electrolux Agora

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Preperation for Cannes Festival Opening Gala Dinner at Electrolux Agora 11th May4 Electrolux bring 90 years of Culinary Expertise to  “the most important annual dinner in France” at Film Festival de Cannes with award-winning partner chefs. The Electrolux Agora Pavilion will host the official 2012 Film Festival de Cannes Opening Gala Dinner and the Jury Deliberation Lunches. The former of these is considered “the most important annual dinner in France” by Electrolux part...

NIKOLA CHAPELLE WORKSHOP AT ÉCU 2012

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Nikola Chapelle: The role of sound, from pre-production to post-production, is a vital aspect of filmmaking and Nikola Chapelle is here to help in a specifically designed workshop! It will focus on good quality sound mixing to boost the overall impression of a film and provide useful tips and suggestions. So do you dream of establishing a strong director and sound mixer relationship? If so, this workshop is not to be missed! Be sure to head to the Grand Salle at the Action Christine on Sunday ...

ANTOINE VAREILLE WORKSHOP AT ÉCU 2012

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  Antoine Vareille 7 Parnassiens Grand Salle April 1st 10:45 – 11:45 Are you interested in the general process of post production editing? Could you benefit from learning more about the work and skill required to make the most of this stage of filmmaking? Antoine Vareille is providing a workshop for exactly that! Using his vast experience from a number of films, including the position of editor-in-chief for the film ‘Fatal’, the TV documentary series ‘Intimate Portra...

Movie Walk Of Fame At Randwick Ritz; The Spot Festival - film, foodies and more

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Movie Walk Of Fame At Randwick Ritz; The Spot Festival - film, foodies and more Today thousands of Sydneysiders tuned out in droves for the The Spot Festival at Randwick in Sydney's eastern suburbs. The major event was one giant party and a celebration of movies, food, and there was also plenty of embracing of multi multiculturalism, both in food and dance. There was live entertainment on three stages and two of ...

Movie Walk Of Fame At Randwick Ritz; The Spot Festival - film, foodies and more

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Today thousands of Sydneysiders tuned out in droves for the The Spot Festival at Randwick in Sydney's eastern suburbs. The major event was one giant party and a celebration of movies, food, and there was also plenty of embracing of multi multiculturalism, both in food and dance. There was live entertainment on three stages and two of Australia’s most iconic actors, Barry Otto and Deborah Mailman were honoured on the Australian Film Walk of Fame.  ...

2012 Tribeca Film Festival Announces Film Selections For Spotlight And Cinemania Sections And Special Screenings

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The Tribeca Film Festival (TFF), presented by American Express, today announced its feature film selections in the Spotlight and Cinemania sections, as well as Special Screenings and the Tribeca/ESPN Sports Film Festival lineup. The 11th edition of the Festival will take place from April 18 to April 29 in New York City. The Spotlight section screens 34 films, 22 narratives and 12 documentaries that demonstrate the breadth of films at the Tribeca Film Festival. Nineteen films in the selection wi...

The films in competition for the San Francisco International Film Festival New Directors Prize

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  11 Narrative Features From Nine Countries Contend for $15,000 New Directors Prize, 12 Documentaries From Nine Countries Contend for $35,000 in Cash Prizes The 55th San Francisco International Film Festival (April 19 - May 3) today announced the films in competition for the New Directors Prize and the Golden Gate Awards for documentary features. The International will award $70,000 in total prizes this year. The New Directors Prize of $15,000 will be given to a narrative first feature...

Inaugural Sundance London unveils program of 14 films that premiered in Park City

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  Sundance Institute and The O2 announced today the programme of 14 narrative and documentary feature films that will make their UK premieres at the inaugural Sundance London festival, taking place at The O2 from 26-29 April. These films premiered in January at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah – the premier independent film festival in the United States.  “I welcome the opportunity to see how people in the UK experience these films,” said Robert ...

Food in Film: french do it, Berlinale shows it...

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Culinary Cinema 2012: “Trust in Taste”“Trust in Taste” is the motto of the 6th Culinary Cinema of the 62nd Berlinale that will be held from February 12 to 17, 2012. Fifteen films about food and the environment will be presented in the Martin-Gropius-Bau. Following the screenings, at 7:30 pm, renowned chef Sonja Frühsammer and star chefs Michael Kempf, Christian Lohse, Marco Müller from Berlin as well as Andoni Luis Aduriz from the Basque Country will each serve a meal inspired by the f...

The Artist's producer Thomas Langmann received the PGA award

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23rd Annual Producers Guild Awards - January 21, 2012 One of the awards season’s marquee events, The Producers Guild Awards celebrates the finest producing work of the year, and gives the Guild an opportunity to honor some of the living legends who have shaped our profession. Considered a strong prognosticator for the Best Picture Oscar®, the announcement of the Guild’s Darryl F. Zanuck Producer of the Year Award in Theatrical Motion Pictures is one of the most eagerly-anticipated of the se...

Time For Peace Film & Music Awards nominees

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Celebrating their 17th anniversary, the prestigious Time For Peace Film & Music Awards, founded by Marion and Robert Einbeck, will be this year devoted exclusively to music and films from Europe.It is with this in mind that the European cinematographic and musical works were selected based on criteria of high artistic quality but also on those of humanist values, such as tolerance, respect for difference, solidarity, care provided to others, better understanding between peoples, freedom of expre...

'I'm Carolyn Parker': An interview with actress Kyrah Julian

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Not long after the debut of Jonathan Demme’s latest film, I’M CAROLYN PARKER: THE GOOD, THE MAD AND THE BEAUTIFUL (2011), at the 68th Venice Film Festival, I interviewed Carolyn Parker’s daughter Kyrah Julian, who stars in the documentary and who attended Venice with Demme. Kyrah has been working with Demme since he started the documentary in 2006. Demme met the strong and outspoken Carolyn Parker in 2006 when she complained to the New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin about the neglect of the Nin...

'I'm Carolyn Parker': An interview with actress Kyrah Julian

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Actress Kyrah Julian and producer Lindsay Jaeger Not long after the debut of Jonathan Demme’s latest film, I’M CAROLYN PARKER: THE GOOD, THE MAD AND THE BEAUTIFUL (2011), at the 68th Venice Film Festival, I interviewed Carolyn Parker’s daughter Kyrah Julian, who stars in the documentary and who attended Venice with Demme. Kyrah has been working with Demme since he started the documentary in 2006. Demme met the strong and outspoken Carolyn Parker in 2006 when she complained to the New Orle...

TIFF It Girl: Jessica Chastain

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  You can be excused if you believe that new starlet Jessica Chastain is in every movie opening this season. The busy actress can currently be seen on the big screen in three major summer movies, including Terrence Malick’s THE TREE OF LIFE, the best seller adaptation THE HELP and the espionage actioner THE DEBT. At the recent Venice Film Festival, she regally walked the red carpet along with co-star and director Al Pacino for WILDE SALOME, his meta-textual adaptation of the Oscar Wilde ...

movie review CONTAGION

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CONTAGION Starring: Matt Damon, Kate Winslet,  Marion Cotillard, Jude Law, Laurence Fishburne, Gwyneth Paltrow,Elliot Gould,Jennifer Ehle Director:  Steven Soderbergh ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Could the virus in  Steven Soderbergh's new, star-studded film, Contagion be a metaphor for Original Sin? Ok, there's no slithering serpent as in the Garden of Eden but a bat (Eve?) eats of a rotten fr...

Hollyshorts announces 2011 winners

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On the heels of the most successful HollyShorts Film Festival to date with standing room screenings and first ever indie film summit, HollyShorts Announces dates for 2012 Fest: The festivities will take place-August 9-16, 2012. HollyShorts starts accepting submissions for 2012 starting December 1, 2011. The 7th Annual HollyShorts Film Festival wrapped with a standing room only awards ceremony at the Geisha House in Hollywood live-streamed courtesy of Dyal Productions and hosted by Actress She...

''Culinary Zinema: Cinema and Gastronomy''

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The Berlin International Film Festival and San Sebastian International Film Festival sign a collaboration agreement for the section ''Culinary Zinema: Cinema and Gastronomy'', jointly organized by Basque Culinary Center and the San Sebastian Festival. San Sebastian and its surroundings boast the world's highest concentration of Michelin stars per square metre, all held by Basque chefs enormously well known and appreciated around the planet: Mugaritz (2 Michelin stars and listed third by ...

Carte Blanche for Dieter Kosslick at the MoMA in New York

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To celebrate Dieter Kosslick’s 10th year as director of the Berlinale, The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) in New York is dedicating a film series to him. Entitled “Carte Blanche: Dieter Kosslick, the Culinary Cineaste”, MoMA will be screening eleven films from August 22 to 30, 2011.Director of the Berlin International Film Festival since May 2001, Dieter Kosslick has long been engaged in issues related to food, pleasure and ecology, as well as their cultural significance and cinematic present...
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