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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" ...

Nature documentaries are boring.

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If you believe that, set aside 40 minutes and prepare to be astonished. It's the running time for "Rabbit à la Berlin," a history of the Wall told from the POV of wild rabbits who lived between East and West Berlin. Heavily guarded, grassy and predator-free, the Death Zone they called home for 28 years let them to do what rabbits do. They flourished. But in time some tried escaping their safe animal farm for West Berlin. And since the fall of the Wall, the furry rodents have bee...

AVATAR and THE HURT LOCKER Lead the 82nd Academy Awards Nominations

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By Maria Esteves - February 2, 2010 The 82nd Academy Awards nominations were announced by Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS) President Tom Sherak and 2008 Oscar nominee Anne Hathaway, on Tuesday, February 2, 2010. AVATAR, directed by James Cameron and THE HURT LOCKER, directed by Kathryn Bigelow (Cameron's ex-wife) picked up nine Oscar nominations including best picture and best director. The 82nd Academy Awards ceremony presented by AMPAS for outstanding film achieve...

Oscar nominations for the 82nd Academy Awards Announced

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by Marla Lewin Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences President Tom Sherak and 2008 Oscar® nominee Anne Hathaway took the stage at a 5:38 a.m. PT this morning, live news conference to announce the nominees in 10 of the 24 categories. Nominations for the 82nd Academy Awards Best motion picture of the year Avatar(20th Century Fox), A Lightstorm Entertainment Production, James Cameron and Jon Landau, Producers The Blind Side (Warner Bros.), An Alcon Entertai...

The Global Film Village: Nominations for the 82nd Academy Awards Announced

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by Marla LewinAcademy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences President Tom Sherak and 2008 Oscar® nominee Anne Hathaway took the stage at a 5:38 a.m. PT this morning, live news conference to announce the nominees in 10 of the 24 categories.Nominations for the 82nd Academy AwardsBest motion picture of the yearAvatar(20th Century Fox), A Lightstorm Entertainment Production, James Cameron and Jon Landau, ProducersThe Blind Side (Warner Bros.), An Alcon Entertainment Production, Nominees to be determ...

Bangkok filmfest organizer Juthamas could face 20 years in jail

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BANGKOK ~ A former Thai tourism official and her daughter have been indicted on charges that they accepted bribes from a Los Angeles filmmaking couple in exchange for running the Bangkok International Film Festival. An indictment unsealed Tuesday in Los Angeles charges Juthamas Siriwan, the ex-governor of the Tourism Authority of Thailand, and her daughter, Jittisopa Siriwan, with conspiracy and eight other counts. If convicted, they each face up to 20 years in prison, according t...

VOICES Festival

 

VOICES Festival (VOlogda Independent Cinema from European Screens)

 

The first edition of VOICES Festival will take place from July 4th to 9th, 2010 in Vologda, Russia. This event aims at taking an interested and investigative look at current European cinema, and will be an opportunity to discover new talents.

The particularity of this festival is its concept: it is a Workshop-Festival combining both competition and workshops.

 

The Competition:

The competition features first and second full-length films by European directors.

Moreover, each year VOICES Festival highlights a European country; the first edition will celebrate French cinema which goes hand in hand with the ‘Year of France' program in Russia.

 

The Workshop:

The festival campus will be a platform for knowledge and exchange on diverse subjects thanks to the organisation of master-classes held by film professionals. Such round-table discussions will be opened to the public.

 

VOICES Festival is an official event of the ‘Year of France' program in Russia, and is supported by the Governor of the Region of Vologda, the city of Vologda, the French Embassy in Russia and the Russian Ministry of Culture.

2009 Nihilist Film Fest Comes to Echo Park Film Center

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For the eleventh year, the Nihilist Cultural Foundation presents the Nihilist International Film Festival.  This year's evening of films will be presented at the Echo Park Film Center.  The show will start at 7:30 pm on Sunday, December 20. The festival includes two hours of short films from around the country and around the world.  The films range from troubling to hilarious, from profound to completely silly.  Pretty much, something for everyone (except children and clergy). Festival Di...

NEWSLETTER N° 440: November 12, 2009

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.............WELCOME TO OUR NEWSLETTER N° 440: November 12, 2009 Follow this LINK if you cannot read the newsletter properly Contact the Editor, Advertise on the sites. How to use FestivalExpress our new online submission suite for festivals and filmmakers. THE NEXT FESTIVAL DAILIES ON FEST21.COM AFI Fest, Fort Lauderdale, Cairo Fest, Festival d'Arra...

The Global Film Village: Italian Cinema Does It With Style In Los Angeles

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by Marla Lewin   Marla Lewin with Giuseppe Tornatore                                     photo by Marc Halperin The Italian film commission, brought together filmmakers from around the world for a party at the American Film Market in Santa Monica. The Department of Cinema of the Italian ministry of culture, the Italian consulate, and the Los Angeles Italian Cultural Institute along with friends and guests applauded legendary director, Giuseppe Tornatore winner of the Acad...

NEWSLETTER N° 439: November 5, 2009

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..............WELCOME TO OUR NEWSLETTER N° 439: November 5, 2009 Follow this LINK if you cannot read the newsletter properly Contact the Editor of the site, Advertise on the sites. You can find us at twitter.com/fest21 and find Bruno Chatelin on facebook Add your fest21.com RSS to your blogs! How to use FestivalExpress our new online submis...

Demme, Douglas, Huston and Tarantino to present Academy Governor's Awards

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The inaugural Governors Awards event of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences will be held on November 14, Academy President Tom Sherak announced today. Oscar® winners Jonathan Demme, Anjelica Huston and Quentin Tarantino, along with past Honorary Award recipient Kirk Douglas, will be among the presenters. The evening will feature presentations of the Irving G. Thalberg Memorial Award to producer-executive John Calley, and Honorary Awards to actress Lauren Bacall, producer-director Ro...

The Global Film Village: Demme, Douglas, Huston and Tarantino to present Academy Governor's Awards

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photo (c) AMPAS all rights reserved.by Marla LewinThe inaugural Governors Awards event of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences will be held on November 14, Academy President Tom Sherak announced today. Oscar® winners Jonathan Demme, Anjelica Huston and Quentin Tarantino, along with past Honorary Award recipient Kirk Douglas, will be among the presenters. The evening will feature presentations of the Irving G. Thalberg Memorial Award to producer-executive John Calley, and Honorary Awa...

The Global Film Village: Academy Announces Short List of Shorts for 82nd Awards

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The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences today announced that the field of Documentary Short Subject contenders for the 82nd Academy Awards® has been narrowed to eight films, of which three to five will earn Oscar® nominations. Voters from the Academy's Documentary Branch viewed this year's 37 eligible entries and submitted their ballots to PricewaterhouseCoopers for tabulation. The eight films are listed below in alphabetical order by title, with their production compan...

Oscars: the Academy announces short list of shorts

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The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences today announced that the field of Documentary Short Subject contenders for the 82nd Academy Awards® has been narrowed to eight films, of which three to five will earn Oscar® nominations. Voters from the Academy’s Documentary Branch viewed this year’s 37 eligible entries and submitted their ballots to PricewaterhouseCoopers for tabulation. The eight films are listed below in alphabetical order by title, with their production company: “China...

Hola Mexico Film Festival 2009 highlights

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Hola Mexico Film Festival 2009 Film List• 9 contemporary feature films• 2 Documentaries• 2 Sexy/Comedias• 2 Family Films• 9 short films presented by IMCINE• 5 JULIO BRACHO films A TRIBUTE TO MEXICOOPENING NIGHT FILM:SIN NOMBREDIR. CARY FUKUNAGA (MEXICO/USA 2009, 96MIN, 35MM)SPANISH WITH ENGLISH SUBTITLESCAST: EDGAR FLORES, DIANA GARCIA, PAULINA GAITAN AND TENOCH HUERTAMaking its world premiere at the 2009 Sundance Film Festival, Sin Nombre is an epic dramatic thriller from award-winn...

2 producers found guilty of conspiring to bribe a former Thai government official

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A pair of Beverly Hills film producers have been found guilty of conspiring to bribe a former Thai government official to obtain contracts that provided for, among other things, control of the annual Bangkok International Film Festival, the Justice Department said Monday.A jury in California on Friday found Gerald Green, 77, and Patricia Green, 52, guilty of money laundering and conspiracy to violate the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act. A jury also found substantive violations under the FCPA, a hi...

New Swedish Cinema At Era New Horizons International Film Festival

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  by Sandy Mandelberger, Online Dailies Editor The ERA New Horizons International Film Festival is shining the spotlight on contemporary Swedish cinema in the program Kino Szwecji: Cinema of Sweden, which is introducing Polish audiences to a new generation of film talents.  “Darling” is a survey of the empty consumerist lives of a group of young women in contemporary Stockholm, that won the Nordic Film Prize at the Goteborg Film Festival for its writer/director/cinem...

New Swedish Cinema At Era New Horizons International Film Festival

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The ERA New Horizons International Film Festival is shining the spotlight on contemporary Swedish cinema in the program Kino Szwecji: Cinema of Sweden, which is introducing Polish audiences to a new generation of film talents. “Darling” is a survey of the empty consumerist lives of a group of young women in contemporary Stockholm, that won the Nordic Film Prize at the Goteborg Film Festival for its writer/director/cinematographer Johan King. In “Fishy”, director Maria Blom, one such St...

"A Celebration of Paul Newman's Hole in the Wall Camps"

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I was afraid I was going to have to introduce myself. I'm here because of my loyalty to Paul Newman. Our autobiography? We met many years ago through work and became pals. When we became friends. One thing we agreed upon was that we both took work seriously, but did not take ourselves seriously. We played a lot of games/pranks and had a lot of fun, some of it mythology, some of it truth. As for life in general, we were both aware of the joy of success. Along the way, he ad the chance to fo...

Olavarría International Short Film Festival

Registation is open to participate in the 5rd International Short Film Festival to take place in Olavarría, Argentina; April 20th to 24th 2011. Film makers around the world are invited to participate with productions no longer than 25 minutes in the following categories: Fiction, Animation and Documentary.      

The Festival will award $ 16,000 in prizes, and the works (free topic) will be received until December 3rd 2010.              

Terms and conditions: http://festivaldecortosolavarria.blogspot.com/2010/08/terms-and-conditions-fico-2011.html

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania to be Site of Red Carpet Premiere of “Say it in Russian”

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  Hollywood, CA, (BusinessWire) April 14, 2009.   The Carmike 10 Theater in Pittsburgh will be the site of Imperia Entertainment’s (Pink Sheets: IMPN) red carpet Hollywood style premiere of its award winning romantic thriller, “Say it in Russian,” on May 3, 2009, at 8:00 p.m., the day before its limited theatrical release.  All of the company’s portion of its box office receipts will be donated to the Pittsburgh Fallen Heroes Fund in honor of the three Pittsburgh police officers ...

Tribeca Talks Series

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The 2009 Tribeca Film Festival today announced the line-up for its two discussion programs – the Tribeca Talks Series and “Behind the Screens: Films and Conversations about Truth, Clarity and Responsibility,” sponsored by iShares Exchange Traded Funds. The Tribeca Talks Series includes “Tribeca Talks Panels,” “Tribeca Talks: After the Movie,” “Tribeca Talks Special Events,” “Tribeca Talks: Industry” and “Tribeca Talks: Pen to Paper hosted by Barnes & Noble.” The 2009 ...

Palm Beach International Film Festival Line Up

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The Palm Beach International Film Festival (PBIFF) announced its highly anticipated film line-up for the 14th edition, April 23-27, 2009. Executive Director Randi Emerman announced that more than 110 films will screen at this year’s event, which now spans five days. “We’re a little shorter this year, yet we have added more venues, as well as a second weekend featuring the ‘Best of the Fest,” said Emerman. “The festival takes pride in our determination to bring Palm Beach County on...

Big Mike Craft at The Saratoga Race Track and Harness Track

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The summer in upstate New York is as nice as any place in the World. We call them August Nights. The day's at the track are usually hot and humid. The nights go down in the low 70's and high 60's. It  is a nice time of the year. The Polo matches are exciting and well run by Jim Rossi and Mike Bucci. I'm still waiting for their mystery Hotel to be built, but I like them both. When I show up at polo, I am treated as a gentleman. The food is always good and the Staff is wonderful. I like Polo an...
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