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Remakes market in LA

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Since its early days, Hollywood has been adapting foreign books, films and more recently television shows. This is why Paris-based THE MEDIA FACULTY and Los Angeles-based BASIC LEAD have joined forced to launch THE REMAKES MARKET, a new business event centered on the sale and acquisition of adaptation rights of European films, TV ideas and books. To be conducted in Los Angeles from 29 November to 1 December, THE REMAKES MARKET will showcase a unique selection of film, television and literary pr...

Award winners World Cinema Amsterdam announced

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The Jury Award (worth € 7,500) at the inaugural World Cinema Amsterdam festival was awarded to Juntos by Nicolás Pereda (Mexico). Honey (Bal) by Semih Kaplanoğlu from Turkey (also winner of a Golden Bear in 2010) took the World Cinema Amsterdam NTR Broadcast Award, consisting of acquisition and a television broadcast, worth € 10,000. Honey (Bal) will be broadcast by NTR in the 2010/2011 season. Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives (Apichatpong Weerasethakul, Thailand) was given ...

Films competing at san Sebastian

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Directors Naomi Kawase, Bent Hamer, Peter Mullan and Victoria Galardi will compete for the first time at San Sebastian Festival alongside John Sayles, Raúl Ruiz and Daoud Aoulad-Syad, all repeat contenders for the Golden Shell.The Japanese moviemaker Naomi Kawase will present Genpin. Kawase won the Caméra d’Or at Cannes with Moe no Suzako (1997) and was the first woman to win the Special Jury Prize in Cannes in 2007 for Mogari no More (The Mourning Forest). The British director, screenwriter...

TVIFF Information Update!!!

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Temecula Valley International Film and Music Festival Information Update Screenings: August 5th @ 6pm in the Tower Plaza in Temecula.  In the room directly to the left of Texas Loosey's; walk between Starbucks and Painted Earth, behind the center gazebo and you will be able to help us select films for the 2010 festival! Volunteers: Turn in your volunteer registration before August 10, 2010 to get priority in selection of your shifts for the festival.  You c...

Denizen and Blood Fare

  director and actress J.A. Steel on set of Denizen.   FOR THOSE OF YOU WHO LOVE SCI-FI/THRILLER/ACTION/HORROR ALL IN ONE!!!! Co-Producer Christian Koch speaks about Warrior Entertainment's latest film, Denizen (2010) CHRISTIAN KOCH speaks: We have been very busy to get the teaser as well as the KickStarter campaign for our upcoming feature BLOOD FARE running before sever

NEWSLETTER N° 471: july 10, 2010

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 .............                                                                                                                                                          WELCOME TO OUR NEWSLETTER N° 471: july 10, 2010 Follow this LINK if you cannot read the newsletter properly Contact the Editor, Advertise on the sites.  Our newsletter reaches 81 000 film professionnals e...

American Indie Winner At Munich Film Festival

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  The American indie film THE MYTH OF THE AMERICAN SLEEPOVER has won the inauguaral American Indie Newcomer Prize at the Munich Film Festival for debut filmmaker David Robert Mitchell. The prize includes a 5000 Euro cash award endowed by the U.S. Consulate General. The Festival wrapped this past weekend. The coming-of-age story about a few teenagers who sneak out of the house one night premiered at the SXSW Film Festival in March, where it received a special jury prize for Bes...

Palm Springs ShortFest announces winners

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2010 PALM SPRINGS INTERNATIONAL SHORTFEST ANNOUNCES FESTIVAL WINNERS The Gold Mine receives 3 awards including Best of Festival Award; Off Season receives Panavision Grand Jury Award; The Story of My Life receives Future Filmmaker Award The 2010 Palm Springs International ShortFest & Short Film Market, the largest short film festival and market in North America, announced its Festival award winners on Sunday, June 27, 2010. 314 short films screened throughout the Festival along with mo...

The Global Film Village: Toying with Transmedia at the LA Film Festival

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The Marvel Universe: (c) 2010 Marvel Comics All Rights Reserved.  by Marc Halperin Toying with Transmedia was a lecture by MIT professor Henry Jenkins, this trend has been around for more than a decade but has gained traction lately. I first heard about Transmedia at the San Diego Comic-Con years ago. Robert Gould an old friend created Imaginosis in 1999 to focus on visual artists who create "World Properties." At the center of that company is the World of Brian...

NEWSLETTER N° 466: may 24, 2010

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.............                                                      WELCOME TO OUR NEWSLETTER N° 466: may 24, 2010 Follow this LINK if you cannot read the newsletter properly The Future of Cinema Salon in Cannes gave a toast to Future of Festivals Filmfestivals.com and Xomo gathered 100 festival directors attending Cannes for a wine tasting reception. Our Cannes...

HAHAHA by HONG Sangsoo wins Un Certain Regard 2010

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  Un Certain Regard 2010 presented 19 films directed by 21 directors hailing from 19 different countries. 4 of the works were first films. Presided over by Claire DENIS (Director, France), the Jury was comprised of: Helena LINDBLAD (Critic - Dagens Nyheter, Sweden), Patrick FERLA (Journalist - Radio télévision suisse, Switzerland), KIM Dongho (Pusan Film Festival, South Korea), Serge TOUBIANA (General Director of the Cinémathèque Française, France). O ESTRA...

Cannes Day 11

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In Competition The Exodus - Burnt By The Sun 2 by Nikita Mikhalkov 8.30 19.00 Synopsis 1941. Five years have passed since the destinies of General Kotov and his family were irrevocably changed. At the beginning of the war, Kotov miraculously escapes from the camp to which he was sentenced. Still formally a convict, he is eventually sent to a penalty battalion and goes to the front. On the battlefield, he fights the Germans mercilessly. After being gravely wounded, Kotov earns the rig...

In Competition: The Exodus - Burnt By The Sun 2 by Nikita Mikhalkov

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Synopsis 1941. Five years have passed since the destinies of General Kotov and his family were irrevocably changed. At the beginning of the war, Kotov miraculously escapes from the camp to which he was sentenced. Still formally a convict, he is eventually sent to a penalty battalion and goes to the front. On the battlefield, he fights the Germans mercilessly. After being gravely wounded, Kotov earns the right to transfer to a regular army unit but, believing his wife Maroussia and daughter ...

In Competition: Of Men and Gods (Des Hommes et Des Dieux) by Xavier Beauvois

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            Actor-director Xavirer Beauvois, who made Don'f Forget You Are Going to Die (N'oublie pas que tu vas Mourir) (1995), returns to the Competition this year with Of Men and Gods (Des Hommes et des Dieux), a drama based on a true story.     After starting out as an assistant director for Manoel de Oliveira, Xavier Beauvois won the Prix du Jury for Don’t Forget You Are Going to Die in 1995. His new film, Of Men and...

I'VE SEEN FILMS - International Film Festival

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  I'VE SEEN FILMS 2010 will run for ten days, from September 30 to October 9,  in the following venues located downtown Milan: Gnomo Milano Cinema, Centre Culturel Français, and the Royal Palace where the Gala Award Evening will take place on Friday, October 8.   To allow wider and wider viewership of our authors' works, one of I'VE SEEN FILMS initiatives is also the  Internet Contest, that will be launched by the end of May. In 2009, the selected works received a staggeri...

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...

Mexican Revolution Films of the 70s at Cine Las Americas

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Cine Las Americas and the Harry Ransom Center Present:Mexican Revolution Films of the 70s, May 6 - May 27, 2010 Cine Las Americas is pleased to announce the series "Mexican Revolution Films of 70s," co-presented with the Harry Ransom Center. This series will run from May 6 to May 27, as part of the year-round celebrations of the Bicentennial of the Mexican Independence and the Centennial of the Mexican Revolution. "Mexican Revolution Films of 70s" includes four feature films directed by some of...

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...

Awards : Cape Winelands Film Festival 2010

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On behalf of the Cape Winelands Film Festival, I want to take a moment to formally thank all of our sponsors, volunteers and staff that put forth the effort in this year's 2010 Festival to help make it as successful as it was. This year'sevent that was held from 17 – 27 March at the beautiful Spier Amphitheatre, Labia Theatres, Iziko Museum, and CityVarsity Theatre and was financially sponsored and supportedby : The City of Cape Town, The Spier Wine Estate, The Brazilian Consulate Ge...

Winners of the 2010 "Golden Reel Awards"

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The winners of the Golden Reel Awards were announced during a formal ceremony on Friday, March 26, 2010 in Tiburon, with many filmmakers, guests and dignitaries present.  Best Film: A Step Into the Darkness by Atil Inac [Turkey] Best Director: Ryszard Bugajski for General Nil [Poland] Best Actor: Olgierd Lukaszewicz for General Nil [Poland] Best Actress: Leonor Manso for Luisa [Argentine] Best Documentary: Petition by Zhao Liang [China] Best Cinematography: The Red Baron by Kl...

Winners of the Tiburon 2010 Golden Reel Award

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  9TH TIBURON INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL        MARCH 18-26, 2010   Winners of the 2010 Golden Reel Award   The winners of the Golden Reel Award were announced during a formal ceremony on Friday, March 26, 2010 in Tiburon, with many filmmakers, local guests, and dignitaries present: Best Film: A Step Into the Darkness by Atil Inac [Turkey] Best Director: Ryszard Bugajski for General Nil [Poland] Best Actor:  Olgierd Lukaszewicz for Gen...

I'VE SEEN FILMS International Film Festival announces the International Jury

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I'VE SEEN FILMS, together with its founder Rutger Hauer, announced today that, while warmly welcoming back as members of the International Jury, Mrs. Miranda Richardson (Dance with a Stranger, Empire of the Sun, The Crying Game, Damage, Sleepy Hollow, The Phantom of the Opera, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, The Young Victoria, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows) and Mr. Anton Corbijn (U2: The Best of 1990-2000, Linear, Some YoYo Stuff, Control, The American), it can also count on an inte...

Chaz & Roger Ebert Truer Than Fiction Award at the 25th Film Independent Spirit Awards

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  Film Independent, the non-profit arts organization that produces the Spirit Awards and the Los Angeles Film Festival, announced today that Chaz Ebert and celebrated film critic Roger Ebert have established the Chaz & Roger Ebert Truer Than Fiction Award at the 25th Film Independent Spirit Awards with a gift through their family foundation.  The 15th annual Truer Than Fiction Award is presented to an emerging director of non-fiction features who has not yet received significant recogn...

New York Sephardic Jewish Film Festival (NYSJFF) 2010

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By Maria Esteves - February 28, 2010 The 14th New York Sephardic Jewish Film Festival (NYSJFF) 2010, Opening Night 20th Anniversary Awards Ceremony sponsored by the American Sephardi Federation/Sephardic House (ASF), Yeshiva University Museum (YUM), supported by the Consulate General of Israel in New York, were held at the Center for Jewish History, New York, Thursday, February 4, 7:30 PM. The New York Premiere of COCO, directed by Gad Elmaleh and opening night gala reception immediately followe...

New York Sephardic Jewish Film Festival 20th Anniversary Awards Ceremony

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By Maria Esteves - February 28, 2010 The 14th New York Sephardic Jewish Film Festival (NYSJFF) 2010, Opening Night 20th Anniversary Awards Ceremony sponsored by the American Sephardi Federation/Sephardic House (ASF), Yeshiva University Museum (YUM), supported by the Consulate General of Israel in New York, were held at the Center for Jewish History, New York, Thursday, February 4, 7:30 PM. The New York Premiere of COCO, directed by Gad Elmaleh and opening night gala reception immediately fol...
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