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31. Istanbul Film Festival Daily: Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow

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  YESTERDAY AT THE FESTIVAL (12.04.2012) • GOODBYE IRAN! Director Mohammad Rasoulof focuses on an Iranian woman in his film. He shaped the whole story on the Iranian lawyer and her efforts to find a visa out of the country. Goodbye was screened at Atlas Sineması at 11.00 with the participation of director Rasoulof. Rasoluof stated: “It is difficult to make independent films in every part of the world. But it is even more difficult in Iran due to censors... Besides, there isn...

31. Istanbul Film Festival Daily: Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow

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    YESTERDAY AT THE FESTIVAL (11.04.2012) • PROGRAMMES WERE MADE IN ADVANCE There were a number of events in the festival yesterday. Festival audience who determined their priorities not to get lost in the programme had another amazing day! • MUSIC AND CINEMA WORKSHOP AT SALON A workshop was given by the acclaimed film music composer Nathan Larson, whose filmography includes a number of soundtracks, together with renowned Turkish contemporary and electronic mu...

31. Istanbul Film Festival Daily: Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow

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    YESTERDAY AT THE FESTIVAL • MORE EXTENSIVE PROGRAMMES FROM THE FESTIVAL EVERYDAY!!! Festival audience had another tiresome but enjoyable day. It was a day full of presentations and events! • PRESS MEETING WITH THE JURY National Competition Jury met with the press yesterday at 10.00, and afterwards the International Competition Jury was before the press at 11.00. During the press meeting with the moderator Azize Tan, Istanbul Film Festival director, questions w...

Bruno Chatelin runs for President of UniFrance

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Antoine de Clermont Tonnerre two year mandate as President of uniFrance run by Regine Hatchondo (General Manager) will be open for renewal next Friday, January 28th .   Antoine de Clermont Tonnerre declared only recently that he would apply for a second mandate from his board.   UniFrance is the organization dedicated to promoting French cinema worldwide.   It w...

Bruno Chatelin runs for President of UniFrance

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UniFrance is the organization dedicated to promoting French cinema worldwide.It was founded in 1949 as an association under the French 1901 Act, and operates under the supervision of the CNC - Centre National de la Cinématographie.UniFrance currently has around 800 members, including feature film and short film producers, sales agents, directors, actors, authors (screenwriters), and talent agents. It is run by Regine Hatchondo (General Manager) whose previous mission was, among others, to promo...

BAFTA Film Awards Nominees

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2010 NOMINATIONS (presented in 2011) Danny Boyle's 127 HOURS picked up 7 nominations BEST FILM BLACK SWAN Mike Medavoy, Brian Oliver, Scott Franklin INCEPTION Emma Thomas, Christopher Nolan THE KING'S SPEECH Iain Canning, Emile Sherman, Gareth Unwin THE SOCIAL NETWORK Scott Rudin, Dana Brunetti, Michael De Luca, Céan Chaffin TRUE GRIT Scott Rudin, Ethan Coen, Joel Coen   OUTSTANDING BRITISH FILM 127 HOURS Danny Boyle, Simo...

Bafta 2011 nominees and video presentation

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2010 NOMINATIONS (presented in 2011) Danny Boyle's 127 HOURS picked up 7 nominations BEST FILM BLACK SWAN Mike Medavoy, Brian Oliver, Scott Franklin INCEPTION Emma Thomas, Christopher Nolan THE KING'S SPEECH Iain Canning, Emile Sherman, Gareth Unwin THE SOCIAL NETWORK Scott Rudin, Dana Brunetti, Michael De Luca, Céan Chaffin TRUE GRIT Scott Rudin, Ethan Coen, Joel Coen   OUTSTANDING BRITISH FILM 127 HOURS Danny Boyle, Simo...

Bahamas jury members

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Festival Attracts High Profile Industry Players For Jury and PanelsThe Bahamas International Film Festival (BIFF) announced today the members of the jury that will preside over the 7th edition of the Festival, which takes place December 1-5, 2010. The jury was revealed today by BIFF Founder and Executive Director Leslie Vanderpool. This year, the Festival will showcase 56 films from 17 different countries, including 27 features of which several are world or international premieres and all Bahami...

NOEMART FILM FESTIVAL


INTRODUCTION

The Noemart film festival first edition will be hosted both in Collevecchio town and San Polo Sabino (Ri) and will run from the 17 to the 19 of September all the way through for three days. It will occur three modules.

  1. OVERLOOKING THE WORLD: Competitive session designed for those who are presenting documentaries treating any topics.

  2. NOEMART: Competitive session reserved to documentaries on ART only.

  3. PANORAMICA DOC: Non competitive session where a wide range of works will be considered such as monographic documentaries on film directors both national and international

-DEBATES

Specific debates based on laboratory works, expositions, events of any sort will be set to come in to terms with the progressive growth of cultural needs.

-WORKSHOPS

A big effort will also be made to encourage the cultural exchange through various kind of artistic languages addressing mainly younger who will be asked to play an active role within the event.

-STAGE

A stage will be set to involve the younger working to the realization of a documentary by the SAN POLO PRODUZIONI company settled in San Polo Sabino.

-OTHERS

Workshops, exposition, events, of any sort will provide the perfect scenario for the documentaries shown during the festival.

AWARDS

Best Documentary,national and international,award

Best Directions

Noemart price to the best ART documentary

Best Screenplay

Best Photography



55th Village Voice OBIE Awards

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By: Maria Esteves – May 22, 2010 The 55th Annual 2010 Village Voice OBIE Awards honoring Off-Broadway and Off-Off-Broadway theater exceptional achievements of 2009-2010, co-hosted by Tony Award winners Michael Cerveris and Anika Noni Rose (2001 OBIE Award winner, Eli's Comin') were held at the historical Webster Hall ballroom, New York, Monday, May 17, 8:00 pm. This year’s award presenters were J. Smith Cameron, Viola Davis, Marin Ireland, Linda Lavin, Hamish Linklater, Sam Rockwell, ...

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 ...

Kathryn Bigelow makes Oscars history with The Hurt Locker

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"The Hurt Locker" (the Iraq War drama) won best picture and five other prizes at the Academy Awards, including best director for Kathryn Bigelow.Bigelow is the first woman in the Oscars history to receive Best Director award."It's the moment of a lifetime," she said. "I hope I'm the first of many," she said afterward backstage. "The Hurt Locker" won best picture in a year where there were 10 nominees instead of the usual five - an effort to include more commercial, popular movies in the mix. Th...

And the winner is The Hurt Locker...

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For those of you who forgot...here is the list of the nominees... As for the winners, well, you will have to wait a bit more... Independent Spirit Awards had a Precious night, will it be The Hurt Locker's night? Will Avatar stay blue, cold or go Gold...? This is our bet anyway. Watch the 82nd Academy Awards telecast on Sunday, March 7 at 5 p.m. PT/ 8 p.m. ET on ABC. Best Picture "Avatar" James Cameron and Jon Landau, Producers "The Blind Side" ...

2010 Cinema Eye Honorees

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For the third time, Cinema Eye Honors (CEH) the annual award celebration of "innovation and exemplary craft in nonfiction filmmaking" was held in New York on January 15 under the principal sponsorship of IndiePix , a noted innovative US distribution company, and support from HBO, the Danish Film Institute and others. Named after the Russian documentary film maker Dziga Vertov, CHE focuses on outstanding artistic achievements in nonfiction story telling providing 12 awards ranging from debut ...

NEWSLETTER N° 448: January 13, 2010

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.............WELCOME TO OUR NEWSLETTER N° 448: January 13, 2010 Follow this LINK if you cannot read the newsletter properly Contact the Editor, Advertise on the sites. Our newsletter reaches 77 000 film professionnals every week. COMING SOON THE NEXT FESTIVAL DAILIES ON FEST21.COM We follow 4 000 festivals for you. Stay tuned for Sundance, Berlin.... ___________________________________________________...

Interview with Jeff Bridges

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Actor in "The Last Picture Show", "The Fabulous Baker Boys", "The Big Lebowski", "Fisher King", "Tucker",  "Seabiscuit", and most recently, "Crazy Heart".                Q: "What point did you enter the project, 'Crazy Heart'?"  A: "Gee, I do my best to try to avoid going to work, because I know what it entails. If anything, it means I have to be away from home.  My wife, Sue, told me recently ...

An Interview with Jeff Bridges

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Actor in "The Last Picture Show", "The Fabulous Baker Boys", "The Big Lebowski", "Fisher King", "Tucker", "Seabiscuit", and most recently, "Crazy Heart". Q: "What point did you enter the project, 'Crazy Heart'?" A: "Gee, I do my best to try to avoid going to work, because I know what it entails. If anything, it means I have to be away from home. My wife, Sue, told me recently that out of the last fourteen months, I've been gone eleven. Now that's tough. Another reason I don't like to engag...

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...

Toronto awards winners since 1978

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2009 Precious 2008 Slumdog Millionaire 2007 Eastern Promises 2006 Bella 2005 Tsotsi 2004 Hotel Rwanda 2003 Zatôichi 2002 Whale Rider 2001 Le fabuleux destin d'Amélie Poulain 2000 Wo hu cang long 1999 American Beauty 1998 La vita è bella 1997 The Hanging Garden 1996 Shine 1995 Antonia 1994 Priest 1993 The Snapper 1992 Strictly Ballroom 1991 The Fisher King 1990 Cyrano de Bergerac 1989 Roger & Me 1988 Mujeres al borde de un ataque de nervios 1987 The Pr...

Excellent reviews for The Imaginarium od Doctor Parnassus by Terry Gilliam

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The latest film by Terry Gilliam had its world premiere in Cannes, and opened to excllent reviews. This is particularly good news for the producers and sales company that were platforming the sales in Cannes. "Especially considering the trauma and difficulties stemming from Heath Ledger's death during production and the fact that Terry Gilliam hadn't directed a good picture in more than a decade, the helmer has made a pretty good thing out of a very bad situation in "The...

Excellent reviews for Terry Gilliam's Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus

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"Especially considering the trauma and difficulties stemming from Heath Ledger's death during production and the fact that Terry Gilliam hadn't directed a good picture in more than a decade, the helmer has made a pretty good thing out of a very bad situation in "The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus." Synthesizing elements from several of his previous pictures, including "Time Bandits," "The Adventures of Baron Munchausen" and "The Fisher King," the o...

The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus reviews are good

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"Especially considering the trauma and difficulties stemming from Heath Ledger's death during production and the fact that Terry Gilliam hadn't directed a good picture in more than a decade, the helmer has made a pretty good thing out of a very bad situation in "The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus." Synthesizing elements from several of his previous pictures, including "Time Bandits," "The Adventures of Baron Munchausen" and "The Fisher King," the often overreaching director addresses a mad hatt...
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