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The Hawaii International FIlm Festival Awards Keye of Life, best feature

With every new year of films comes a new batch of award winning projects. The Hawaii International FIlm Festival (HIFF) presented by Halekulani recognizes its top films with the Halekulani Golden Orchid and NETPAC awards. Of the numerous films that were up for nomination, three standout films have been recognized by winning these top awards from HIFF. KEY OF LIFE, a japanese comedy about identity switching, has been given the Halekulani Golden Orchid Award for Narrative Feature. Jurors for th...

Montreal Stop Motion Film Festival ready to launch in a week

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 The fourth edition of the Montreal Stop Motion Film Festival is proud to announce the release of its official program for 2012. This year, the Festival will be taking place on October 19th, 20th, and 21st in the J.A. de Sève Theater at Concordia University (1453 Mackay Street, Montreal).   The Montreal Stop Motion Film Festival is the “Ultimate Stop Motion Week-end”! The festival is the first in the world to showcase Stop Motion, and we have put together the best ...

Hawaii International Film Festival highlights

The 32nd Hawaii International Film Festival (HIFF), presented by Halekulani will take place October 11-21 in Honolulu. The festival, in partnership with the Vilcek Foundation, will showcase six films--four features and two documentary shorts--as part of the New American Filmmakers (NAF) program.     The NAF program, previously called American Immigrant Filmmakers on Profile, continues to highlight the creative enterprises of talented foreign-born writers, directors, producers,...

New international film market: Red Square Screenings to launch this october

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The first annual Red Square Screenings will take place on October 15-20, 2012, on the Red Square, in the historical building of the State Department Store. http://www.screendaily.com/news/europe/red-square-screenings-to-showcase-latest-russian-cinema/5044583.article?blocktitle=Latest-news&contentID=1846 This is the first specialized film market for films from Russia, Ukraine, Kazakhstan and Belarus. It will represent the film industry of the post-Soviet territory as a whole, no...

Moscow's Main Competition juror, director Yavor Gardev, also presented his project "Contra"

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Yavor Gardev presented his project Contra during the Moscow Co-Production Forum at Moscow Business Square. Contra was first presented during Sofia Meetings, and in Moscow it competed with 23 more projects, selected from more than 100 applications. The selection committee featured Mira Staleva, director of the co-production market at the Sofia Film Festival; Riina Sildos, director of the Baltic Event, Marie-Pierre Valle, creative director of Wild Bunch Distribution; Simone Baumann, G...

New York Festivals® International Television & Film Awards

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  The 55th New York Festivals® International Television & Film Awards™, announced this year’s winning entries at the 2012 awards ceremony Tuesday, April 17th at the annual NAB Show in Las Vegas. The Grand Jury honored the World’s Best TV Programs & Films™  and awarded three prestigious Grand Trophies to the following companies: ESPN, USA; Temolo Productions for BIO, The Biography Channel, USA; and ReelzChannel, USA.  ESPN earned the title of Broadcast...

Tribeca Film Institute's Interactive Day on April 23

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Tribeca Film Institute's Interactive Day on April 23 to Feature Thought Leaders from Across Media, Technology and Education; Slate Features Keynote from Bartunde Thurson and Speakers from The New York Times, IDEO, Games for Change, Plus Interactive Case Study of HBO's Game of Thrones Tribeca (Online) Film Festival Expands Future of Film Blog Into Live Lunch Series at 92Y Tribeca With Guests Including Paranormal Activity Producer Jason Blum, Tumblr Founder David Karp, College Humor F...

Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week New York Fall 2012 Coverage

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By Maria Esteves – February 20, 2012 Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week New York Fall 2012 (MBFWNYF12) Collections were held at the tents in Lincoln Center and venues in downtown New York, February 9-16, 2012. Presented by IMG Fashion, MBFWNYF12 was sponsored by American Express, DHL, Diet Pepsi, Fiber One Bars, ideeli, Maybelline New York, Sherry-Lehmann Wine & Spirits, TRESemme, W Hotels Worldwide, and WGSN. This season designer Naeem Khan received the title of ‘Mercedes Benz presents.’...

Bahamas International Film Festival Jury announced

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The Bahamas International Film Festival (BIFF) announced today the members of the jury that will preside over the 8th edition of the Festival, which takes place December 1st – 4th in Nassau. The jury was revealed today by BIFF Founder and Executive Director Leslie Vanderpool. The four competition categories at BIFF are Spirit of Freedom: Narrative; Documentary; New Visions: First Look; and Short Film. Special sections include Caribbean and Environmental sidebars as well as a World Cinema showc...

FilmFunds introduces PiggyPoints and more

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Encouraging a growing online community of filmmakers and fans to embrace a better way to make and market films, FilmFunds introduced a slate of new website tools today, augmenting its already game-changing technologies such as real-time Emotional ID (EID) and image recognition. Concurrently, the company debuted a production arm to more actively facilitate fan-favorite projects. FilmFunds, which launched last month, empowers a social community of 60+ million entert...

A Shaded View on Fashion Film Awards

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  Announcing the Winners of the 4th Edition of the Festival: ‘A Shaded View on Fashion Film'   In a rapturous awards ceremony held on the opening night of Diane Pernet's three-day international festival A Shaded View On Fashion (ASVOFF), nine ‘fashion films' were bestowed upon winners with gongs and prizes followed by a moving performance at the official venue of ASVOFF 4 in Paris, the Centre Pompidou.  Over the weekend, ASVOFF electrified enthusiasts of both fashion a...

International Family Film Festival fetes Winners

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16th edition of annual fest bestows awards to conclude a five-day run at Raleigh StudiosThe 16th International Family Film Festival wound to a close Sunday night with an awards program including the presentation of the annual “Friz Award” for Excellence in Animation Arts, which this year was bestowed to legendary voice actor Bill Farmer, known for his portrayal of Disney’s Goofy and many other animated characters.The 2011 IFFF awards celebration was held in the Chaplin Theater at Raleigh S...

GreenHeroes Episode 4; The Tree of Life

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Director: John Prowse, John Bessai .
GreenHeroes are remarkable people who acted on their idea and heroically “ventured forth” to protect our planet. Through their stories, our goal is to inspire people to take action and green their everyday lives. In this episode we find GreenHeroes at the root of the earth’s problems helping find new ways to tackle deforestation, GMOs, mass food production and even poverty in Africa. We feature three women on their journeys to make a difference. Featuring: Tzeporah Berman, organizer of a series of protests that drew 10,000 supporters at the height of the Clayoquot Sound conflict in British Columbia.To achieve her goals, Tzeporah straddles the line between activism and corporate America. She works with corporations such as Staples and Dell to help them become more ecologically friendly. She also convinced Victoria’s Secret to print their catalogues on recycled paper. Wangari Maathai, a Nobel Peace Prize winner, the first environmentalist to be recognized with this honour. Wangari initiated the Green Belt movement in Kenya, a program in which groups of women were paid to plant trees, proving advantageous for both the environment and the women. The movement set off the United Nations One Billion Trees Campaign. Each year, the campaign aims to have one billion trees planted worldwide. Laura Reinsborough, a real pioneer for local food usage and a new mother, she founded an organization that does away with rotting fruit. Laura founded Not Far From The Tree, an organization that harvests fruit bearing plants around Toronto. A third of the bounty goes to the volunteers, a third goes to the owner of the tree and a third goes to local shelters, preventing thousands of pounds of fruit from going to waste.

London Short Film Festival award winners:

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UK FILM COUNCIL AWARD FOR BEST UK SHORT at the 8th London Short Film Festival went to:PARIS / SEXY (Ruth Paxton)Judges statement: "The film that had the biggest impact on us mixed a creepy surrealism with a believably rendered world as seen through the eyes of Greer, a complex and intriguing lead character that had us talking long after the film had finished. From it's production design, to the tone shifts leading to its dramatic climax this film is stylish, distinctive, sexy and horrific."UK F...

Radical transformation ahead for Edinburgh Festival

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Gavin Miller, CEO Centre for the Moving Image (CMI) announced today a radical new approach to the image and structure of the Edinburgh International Film Festival in its 65th year has hired James Mullighan to produce the ambitious transformation of next year's Festival, the blueprint of which has been shaped by Mark Cousins, Tilda Swinton and a wider artistic team to be announced.   Moving away from the traditional concept of Film Festivals, the blueprint that Cousins has develo...

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...

VIFF's 25th Annual Film & TV Forum wrapped

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A slate of cinema's top award-winning filmmakers attracted a large gathering of aspiring filmmakers at VIFF's 25th Annual Film & TV Forum on Saturday, October 2, at the Rogers Industry Centre. The excitement was palpable for New Filmmakers' Day, the only event of its kind in Western Canada and drew an almost packed house for such notable guests as Sean Anders and John Morris (screenwriters Hot Tub Time Machine),director David Slade (Twilight: Eclipse, Hard Candy) and film editor extraordinaire S...

Martin Scorsese’s World Cinema Foundation will be honored at an event in Oslo

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The Norwegian Crown Prince, His Majesty Haakon and film director/actress Liv Ullmann officially opens a Film & Music Live Gala screening at The Norwegian Opera on October 10, 2010, presenting legendary Brazilian artist Mario Peixoto´s masterpiece, LIMITE, in a newly restored version. Celebrated Norwegian composer/musician, Bugge Wesseltoft, has composed new music for the film and will be presenting it live in collaboration with acclaimed Brazilian musicians, such as Naná Vasconcelos, Marlui Mi...

11th NY Intl Latino Film Festival Opening Night Premiere of THE DRY LAND Red Carpet & After Party Photos

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By Maria Esteves - August 25, 2010 The 11th New York International Latino Film Festival 2010 (NYILFF10) presented by HBO Opening Night New York Premiere of THE DRY LAND, written/directed by Ryan Piers Williams, commenced Tuesday, July 27, 2010, 7:00 PM, at the School for Visual Arts (SVA) theatre. 2010 NYILFF Opening Night VIP Reception preceded the premiere film. 2010 NYILFF Opening Night red carpet arrivals included international filmmakers, producers, writers, actors, recording artists, i...

Babelgum launches Animatron Film Festival

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Digital broadcast network Babelgum announced today the first tri-platform (online, mobile and offline) competition for animation and anime, the Babelgum Animatron Film Festival. The competition will culminate in a special public screening program, The Hamptons Animation Showcase, at the 2010 Hamptons International Film Festival (HIFF) in October. Entries will be eligible for an Audience Award voted on by the public as well as cash prizes from a select jury of leaders in the animation, film, and ...

NEWSLETTER N° 467: june 11, 2010

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.............                                                      WELCOME TO OUR NEWSLETTER N° 467: june 11, 2010 Follow this LINK if you cannot read the newsletter properly Contact the Editor, Advertise on the sites. Our newsletter reaches 79 000 film professionnals every week. ARUBA International Film Festival Dailies ...

New York: Tribeca 2010 Documentaries

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Documentaries screened at the 2010 Tribeca Film Festival tended to be superior to the feature films in its program an assessment not disputed by its creative director Geoff Gilmore.  In one of the seminars Gilmore admitted that the Sundance festival which he had directed before coming to New York experienced a similar discrepancy.  Similar to the US market position of foreign language films, documentaries play a minor role at the US box office. In the 2009 U.S. total box office of $10.6 billio...

New York: Tribeca 2010 Documentaries

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Documentaries screened at the 2010 Tribeca Film Festival tended to be superior to the feature films in its program an assessment not disputed by its creative director Geoff Gilmore. In one of the seminars Gilmore admitted that the Sundance festival which he had directed before coming to New York experienced a similar discrepancy. Similar to the US market position of foreign language films, documentaries play a minor role at the US box office. In the 2009 U.S. total box office of $10.6 billion,...

Rainbow Marble Advertising Awards

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  One of the major sidebars of the Zlin Film Festival, which is entering its final weekend today, is the Rainbow Marble, an international creative advertising festival accompanied by a 2 day professional conference. This year's conference, held on June 2 and 3, focused on political and green marketing and on media education The public was able to view the top advertising spots in competition, as well as 2009 winners from such other prestigious advertising festivals as the Cannes Lions...

Lumière d'espoir

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Director: Victor Muh.
A girl finds a door.

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