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GREEK FILMMAKERS ‘GO FOR THE GOLD’ IN HOLLYWOOD AT LOS ANGELES GREEK FILM FESTIVAL (May 31 - June 3, 2012)

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In the spirit of the ongoing global ‘quest for the gold' born in Athens, Greece, over two centuries ago, filmmakers will experience their own moment of triumph as they step onto the red carpet at Hollywood's famed Egyptian Theatre, May 31st, for the opening night of the 2012 Los Angeles Greek Film Festival, to culminate June 3rd with the prestigious Orpheus Awards ceremony.   While the people of Greece confront unprecedented challenges, their heartache shared by Gre...

2012 Los Angeles Greek Film Festival Reflects Greece's Struggles

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Twenty-two feature and short narrative and documentary films, a screenwriting master class, and a tribute to the late director Theo Angelopoulos-as well as gala opening and closing nights and the annual Orpheus Awards ceremony-aimed at "Defeating the Crisis Through The Viewfinder" May 31 - June 3rd, 2012 "There is no more timely reflection of Greece's struggles than the one offered by its burgeoning cinema," stated Ersi Danou, Co-Founder/Artistic Director...

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2012 LOS ANGELES GREEK FILM FESTIVAL LINEUP REFLECTS GREECE’S STRUGGLES

LA Greek Fest reveals a socially concerned line up

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  2012 LOS ANGELES GREEK FILM FESTIVAL LINEUP REFLECTS GREECE'S STRUGGLES Twenty-two feature and short narrative and documentary films, a screenwriting master class, and a tribute to the late director Theo Angelopoulos-as well as gala opening and closing nights and the annual Orpheus Awards ceremony-aimed at "Defeating the Crisis Through The Viewfinder" May 31 - June 3rd, 2012 "There is no more timely reflection of Greece's struggles than the one offered...

Line up for the 7th Annual Los Angeles Jewish Film Festival

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The 7th Annual Los Angeles Jewish Film Festival (LAJFF) http://www.lajfilmfest.org/ presented by The Jewish Journal,  kicks off their excellent line-up of 26 films with an opening night star studded red carpet celebration and premiere of the authorized Documentary Tony Curtis: Driven to Stardom. http://www.7thart.com/films/Tony-Curtis-Driven-to-Stardom . As a boy in the streets of the Bronx, to the silver screen, Bernie Schwartz reinvented himself as a Hollywood pop idol becoming Tony Curtis....

Los Angeles Jewish Film Festival Highlights

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    The 7th Annual Los Angeles Jewish Film Festival (LAJFF) www.lajfilmfest.org presented by The Jewish Journal,  kicks off their excellent line-up of 26 films with an opening night star studded red carpet celebration and premiere of the authorized Documentary Tony Curtis: Driven to Stardom. http://www.7thart.com/films/Tony-Curtis-Driven-to-Stardom . As a boy in the streets of the Bronx, to the silver screen, Bernie Schwartz reinvented himself as a Hollywood...

Cape Winelands Film festival AWARDS Highlights

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AWARDS EVENING OF FIFTH EDITION OF THE CAPE WINELANDS FILM FESTIVAL (CWFF) Films from Azerbaijan, Serbia, Belgium, France, Germany, Russia, Mexico, Slovakia and South Africa were among the winners of the 5th edition of the Cape Winelands Film Festival (CWFF), which had its last screenings on 24 March 2012 in Stellenbosch and Cape Town. The programme included award winning features, documentaries and shorts from more than 48 countries. Ilgar Najaf from Azerbaijan won the ...

President Sicilian Film Festival, Emanuele Viscuso Speaks at Introduction to MIFF’s Italian Selection, “Annalisa"

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Miami Beach, FL…March 12, 2012… Last week Sicilian Film Festival President, Emanuele Viscuso spoke at the introduction of the Italian film, “Annalisa/Il Paese Delle Spose Infelici” that made its North American Premiere at the 29th Annual Miami International Film Festival.  Viscuso, a Sicilian native and Miami Beach resident, alongside Director Pippo Mezzapesa gave the audience a window into the beauty of rural Southern Italy through a “coming of age” tale - ...

'Francisco Manso: Films must spotlight respect for life & human rights to foster understanding & empathy

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"Respect for life and human rights are  very important and I make movies addressing these issues because it is important for people as well as governments, not to repeat the errors of the past." Thus spake Francisco Manso, director of ‘The Consul of Bordeaux’ the 42nd IFFI's opening film which played to full houses at repeat screenings. Addressing  a crowded media meet at the Maquinez Palace on his birthday (the Lisbon born director turned 62 on November 28)  Man...

The Agora Awards at 52nd TIFF

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The Agora Market Awards TIFF 2011 -TIFF PRESS RELEASE- 52nd TIFF: Agora Awards (11/12/2011)AGORA AWARDS The Agora/Market section of the 52nd edition of the Thessaloniki International Film Festival concluded on Friday, November 11 at Warehouse C, with the Works in Progress and Crossroads 7th Co-Production Forum awards ceremony. The ceremony took place in a festive atmosphere in the presence of TIFF director Dimitris Eipides. Mr. Eipides warmly thanked all Agora participants. Taking the floo...

Opening Night of 2011 Hola Mexico Film Festival

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The Opening night of Hola Mexico Film Festival in Hollywood was in the best Mexican spirit of laughter and music. On the Red Carpet  were Alvaro Curiel (Acorazado), José Antonio Zuñiga Rodríguez (Presunto Culpable), Jaime Camil (Salvando al Soldado Perez), Graciela Beltrán (Recording Artist), Yareli Arizmendi (Un día sin mexicanos), Damián Alcázar (El Infierno, De la Infancia, Chicogrande), Jazmin Lopez (Recording Artist), Diego Schoening (ex Timbiriche), Gustavo Galindo (Record...

IFF APRIL 12, 2011

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• MEETINGS ON THE BRIDGE CONTINUE Meetings on the Bridge, the sixth of which takes place this year and which aims to create a platform for the cinema industry to meet, continue. Representatives from CNC and Unifrance, producers that target or are in the process of a co-production, and distributors will attend “Meetings on the Bridge Turkey-France Panel: Co-productions and New Media.” The panel is due to start at 10.00 in the French Cultural Center. This panel will be followed by another pa...

Hungarian Documentary and Short Film Festival in Los Angeles wrapped

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The 2nd Hungarian Documentary and Short Film Festival in Los Angeles came to its end after ten days of continuous screenings on Sunday. The event was organized by the Consulate General of Hungary, the USC School of Cinematic Arts, the Wende Musem of Cold War, the United Hungarian House and the South-Eastern-European Film Festival of Los Angeles.. „Civil Report - A Report by the Civil Law Committee on the Abuse of Human Rights", a film by János Gulyás won the „Ember Judit A...

Hungarian Documentary and Shorts Fest in LA wrapped

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The 2nd Hungarian Documentary and Short Film Festival in Los Angeles came to its end after ten days of continuous screenings on Sunday. The event was organized by the Consulate General of Hungary, the USC School of Cinematic Arts, the Wende Musem of Cold War, the United Hungarian House and the South-Eastern-European Film Festival of Los Angeles.. „Civil Report – A Report by the Civil Law Committee on the Abuse of Human Rights”, a film by János Gulyás won the „Ember Judit Award” out o...

Annual Los Angeles Italia Film, Fashion and Art Fest is live again

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Academy Award  winning actor Nicolas Cage will be honored on the forth day of the 6th Annual Los Angeles   Italia Film, Fashion and Art Fest, on Thursday, Feb 24, 7:00 p.m. at the Mann Chinese 6 Theatre, it was announced today by Festival Founder and Executive Producer Pascal Vicedomini. Singled out for his commitment in promoting the Italian-American heritage, Nicolas Cage will be presented with  The 2011 L.A. Italia   Excellence Award  by noted Italian director Marco Bellocchio....

Turkey's celluloid connections

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Did you know  the wooden horse from the 2004 film Troy, is preserved on the seafront at Çanakkale, Turkey?   ( The Trojan Horse was a wooden contraption  in which Greek soldiers hid to trick  the Trojans into opening their city gates, thus losing their long drawn out war. Helen,wife of King Menelaus of Sparta was "given" by the goddess Aphrodite  to Paris, who  was married and deeply in love with a nymph named Oenone, but left her for Helen. The Spartan queen eloped with ...

I'VE SEEN FILMS 2010 Awards

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With a screening program that contained both feature and short films, there were 250 competing works from 72 countries as well as Special Events and Masterclasses that took place, over the Festival’s 10 day-period, at Gnomo Milano Cinema, Centre Culturel Français, Spazio Oberdan, and IULM University. The Gala Award Evening took place on Friday, October 8 in a fully packed ‘Eight Column Hall’ of Milan’s Royal Palace, kindly set at the festival’s disposal by the Culture Department of th...

A Gracious and Grateful Closing Night at ARPA International Film Festival

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A Gracious and Grateful Closing Night at ARPA International Film Festival By Ron Gilbert   On one of the warmest evenings the closing night at the Egyptian Theatre in Hollywood, Alex Kalognomos the festival’s artistic director introduced the hostess actress Raya Meddine  who welcomed everyone in 6 languages The event was attended by many celebrities and dignitaries including Grigor Hovhannissian, Consul General of the Republic of Armenia I was very tak...

Los Angeles Jewish Film Festival: A MATTER OF SIZE Opens Huge

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LOS ANGELES, CA: LAJFF ROCKS THE HOUSE WITH "SUMO" WRESTLERS FROM... ISRAEL?! By Quendrith Johnson, Los Angeles Correspondent Can you believe this for a festival opener:  a bunch of guys in Israel go FULL MONTY meets KARATE (ADULT) KID? That's what happened 8 May at the Writer's Guild Theater on Doheny when the Los Angeles Jewish Film Festival (8 - 13 May) rolled into town this week.A MATTER OF SIZE stars some plus-sized Israeli head-bangers who decide to parlay their heft ...

From College to Cannes contest wnner will fly to Cannes

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Local French-Speaking Film Student Wins Free Trip to One of the World's Most Prestigious Film Festivals, Courtesy of the French GovernmentThe San Francisco Film Society Colleges & Universities program, in partnership with the Consulate General of France in San Francisco and the French American Cultural Society, today announces the winner of the inaugural From College to Cannes contest. Emile Bokaer, who will receive an MFA in documentary film and video from Stanford University later this spring,...

Tarantino will be honored at the LA Italia Film Fashion and Art Fest

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Academy Award® winning director Quentin Tarantino will be honored at the opening of The 5th Annual Los Angeles – Italia Film, Fashion and Art Fest, Sun., Feb 28, 9:45 p.m. at The Mann Chinese 6 Theatre. Singled out for his commitment in promoting world cinema, Tarantino will be presented with ‘The L.A. Award 2010’ by Enzo G. Castellari, director of the original Inglorious Bastards (1978) and the inspiration for his own Inglourious Basterds, the recipient of eight Oscar nominations, inclu...

Ninth Hungarian Film Fest of LA Kicks Off with "Chameleon"

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          Hungarian films lined up at an annual Los Angeles film festival for already the ninth time in order to remind Hollywood of its Hungarian roots. Bunyik Entertainment presented a Krisztina Goda film, "Chameleon", the official Hungarian foreign-language submission for the 82nd Academy Awards on the opening night of this year's festival at Laemmle's Monica 4-Plex in Santa Monica, on November 5.  The famous Hungarian-American filmma...

7th Cine Fest Petrobras Brasil-NY

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7th Cine Fest Petrobras Brasil-NY announces Crystal Lens Award Winning Film At Closing Night Event At The Tribeca Cinemas The 7th Cine Fest Petrobras Brasil-NY announced that Loki - Arnaldo Baptista, directed by Paulo Henrique Fontenelle, won the Festivals’s Crystal Lens Award for Best Feature Film. The award, which is voted on by the audience from amongst all the films, was presented at the Cine Fest Petrobras-Brasil-NY’s Closing Night party at the Tribeca Cinemas on Friday, August 7, 2009...

Rubén Beltrán and Angélica María at the 2nd Hola Film Festival

By Maria Esteves - July 17, 2009

A Tribute to Mexico’s Eternal Sweetheart Angélica María

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By Maria Esteves - July 17, 2009 The 2nd Hola Mexico Film Festival 2009 (HMFF09) Tribute to the legendary actress/singer-songwriter Angélica María sponsored by The Mexican Cultural Institute of New York was held at the Quad Cinema, New York, Thursday, June 25, 6:30 pm.  Ambassador Rubén Beltrán, Consul General of Mexico in New York, presented Angélica María with the Recognition of Achievement award. A special presentation screenings of  "Cinco de Chocolate," directed by Ca...
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