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Interview with Vilamor Actor Rubén Riós

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By Maria Esteves – September 3, 2012 Rubén Riós (RR) is a Spanish actor in film and television who lives in Galicia, Spain. A person who never set limits began his passion for acting at age seven after performing in a school play. Riós first TV soap opera role Libro de Familia (2005) and feature film Pradolongo (2007) was a success. He stars in a TV soap opera Matalobos. In the U.S., Riós is a prominent actor through the New York City International Film Festival. His latest film ...

SPOTLIGHT: ISABELLA FERRARI – AN ACTRESS PER CHANCE, AN ARTIST BY VOCATION

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This week ÉCU is spotlighting Isabella Ferrari, an Italian actress and Jury member of the International Jury Prize “Luigi De Laurentiis” at the 69 edition of the Venice Film Festival, the oldest film festivals in the world. Isabella is also one of the most beloved actresses of “auteur Italian independent cinema”, highly esteemed by film buffs. Isabella Ferrari was born in Ponte dell’Oglio, near to Piacenza, on March 31st, 1964. Over the years she has worked in Italy and abroad, w...

Busseto Music Film Festival

 

The cultural association Parma OperArt promotes for 2012 the first edition of the Busseto Music Film Festival, an international contest aiming at giving a prize to the best soundtrack and therefore to the best composer of music for the cinema.

The first prize will be the Cigno d’oro (Golden swan). This will be followed by the Silver Swan to the best film, Honourable Mention to the best Direction, Photography, interpreter and finally the best music and sound design. The initiative aims not only at drawing the public’s attention to good and recent film productions but also at emphasizing the value of music writing for the cinema as an essential element for poetics and for the success of the film itself. The contest will also be an occasion for people in the film industry and producers to present their work to a wide public and to an international jury.

Moreover, Parma OperArt has the possibility to sell the film to a national television channel, so the Festival represents a great showcase and a further chance.

Those who are interested can present their film until 30th June 2012. Films and videos from all nations, subjects and duration – not less than 25 minutes – can take part in the contest, as long as they have not been produced before 2010. Documentaries, opera films and/or films about the opera, biographies, animation films are all admitted.

For further information and for the complete announcement see Parma OperArt:

www.parmaoperart.com, info@parmaoperart.com, +39 0521 1641083

Between the Comic and the Tragic: An Interview With Director Kenji Yamauchi

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In his feature film debut “Being Mitsuko” which had its world premiere on October 13 at the Warsaw Film Festival, Japanese director Kenji Yamauchi walks a fine genre line between the comic and the tragic. And it works. Imbued with a strong dose of black humor and absurdist elements, Yamauchi has crafted an intricate narrative that revolves around the lives of Mitsuko and Emi Shinozaki, two 20-something sisters living in their family house in suburban Tokyo.  But there is hardly...

Second Tribeca (Online) Film Festival launches

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  The 2011 Tribeca Film Festival (TFF) today unveiled the Tribeca (Online) Film Festival supported by founding partner American Express. The pioneering digital initiative will allow domestic audiences to view feature and short films for free and worldwide audiences to engage with filmmakers and industry experts as TFF's 10th edition runs concurrently in lower Manhattan from April 20 to May 1. The debut of the 2011 Tribeca (Online) Film Festival offers film enthusiasts nationwid...

Dance on Camera Festival 2011 Opening Night World Premiere of Claude Bessy, Lignes D’une Vie Gala Photos

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By Maria Esteves – February 7, 2011 The 39th Annual 2011 Dance on Camera Festival (DCF2011) co-sponsored by the Dance Films Association (DFA) and Film Society of Lincoln Center, Opening Night World Premiere of CLAUDE BESSY, Lignes D’une Vie  (Traces of a Life), directed by Fabrice Herrault commenced Friday, January 28, 2011, 6:00pm at the Walter Reade Theater, New York. A special Q&A session with master of classical dance extraordinaire Claude Bessy, and director Fabrice Herraul,...

Nicole Kidman to receive the Cinema Vanguard Award in Santa Barbara

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The Santa Barbara International Film Festival will honor Academy Award winner Nicole Kidman with the Cinema Vanguard Award at the 26th edition of the Fest, which runs January 27 -February 6, 2011, it was announced today by SBIFF Executive Director Roger Durling. The Tribute will take place on Saturday, February 5, 2011 at the historic Arlington Theatre.The Cinema Vanguard Award was created in recognition of an actor who has forged his/her own path - taking artistic risks and making a significa...

IN HIS DAY

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Director: Justin Junghan Kim.
Klair is an old man who doesn't have much time left. Preparing to travel to Argentina, Klair, is forced to face his past through dreams, nightmares and fantasies.

The New York International Festival (NYIFF) has announced their slate of domestic and international films and premieres

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  New Yorkers in need of a cool, affordable yet satisfying indie film fix will be happy to hear that The New York International Festival (NYIFF) has announced their slate of domestic and international films and premieres. NYIIFF runs from July 22nd-29th in Manhattan and will showcase a diverse range of features, shorts, documentaries and animations from all over the globe. The opening night kick-off party takes place at lower east side hotspot BLVD from 6-10pm. Film screenings begin J...

New York International Independent Film & Video Festival (NYIIFVF) NY edition

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New Yorkers in need of a cool, affordable yet satisfying indie film fix will be happy to hear that The New York International Festival (NYIFF) has announced their slate of domestic and international films and premieres. NYIIFF runs from July 22nd-29th in Manhattan and will showcase a diverse range of features, shorts, documentaries and animations from all over the globe. The opening night kick-off party takes place at lower east side hotspot BLVD from 6-10pm. Film screenings begin July 23rd on 2...

SUPER COW

Director: Lucienne Lanaz.
La vache, die Kuh, the cow, fermer la porte, die Türe zu, close the door. You certainly have never seen cows that way before.

Marco Tullio Giordana (Wild Blood)

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My association with Philadelphia Cinema Alliance has once again brought me into contact with a world famous, critically-acclaimed writer/director- Marco Tullio Giordana. In Italy he is one of the most popular and well-regarded filmmakers of the last thirty years. His films such as, I cento passi (2000) Pasolini, un delitto italiano (1995) and most recently Sanguepazzo (Wild Blood) (2008) are so respected that many Universities in the US teach entire courses on Maestro Giordana's work, bo...

Canadian Films In The Spotlight at Toronto Fest

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The 34th Toronto International Film Festival which opens on Thursday evening is a golden opportunity for Canadian filmmakers, producers and distributors to showcase their latest work for the international guests that will begin arriving. A stunning number of new Canadian films are making their debuts at the event. Most are World or North American Premieres. No Canadian survey is complete without a film from Canada's film laureate Atom Egoyan. His newest film CHLOE, starring Julianne Moore and Li...

Canadian Films In The Spotlight

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  by Sandy Mandelberger, Festival Dailies Editor The 34th Toronto International Film Festival which opens on Thursday evening is a golden opportunity for Canadian filmmakers, producers and distributors to showcase their latest work for the international guests that will begin arriving. A stunning number of new Canadian films are making their debuts at the event. Most are World or North American Premieres. No Canadian survey is complete without a film from Canada's film laureate Atom Egoyan. His...

Toronto FF Offers Canadian Cream Of The Crop

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  CHLOE (Atom Egoyan)  by Sandy Mandelberger, Festival Dailies Editor While the Toronto International Film Festival, which opens next week, is the very definition of an international event, with almost every filmmaking country on the planet represented somewhere in its vast program, it has a special place in its heart for its homegrown cinema. Not only does the Festival embrace its native talents but it realizes that it provides an important showcase for visiting distributo...

Interview with Cinematographer, Rodrigo Prieto

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You have quite an extensive resume having worked as a Director of Photography on many amazing films including "Amores Perros", "Frida', "25th Hour", "21 Grams", "Alexander", "Brokeback Mountain", "Babel", "Se, jie"/"Lust, Caution",  “Broken Embraces” and "Biutiful", nearing completion in Barcelona. 1.  As a DP you work closely with the Director and the Production Designer to achieve the cinemati...

Interview with Cinematographer, Rodrigo Prieto

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Sharon Abella:You have quite an extensive resume having worked as a Director of Photography on many amazing films including "Amores Perros", "Frida', "25th Hour", "21 Grams", "Alexander", "Brokeback Mountain", "Babel", "Se, jie"/"Lust, Caution", “Broken Embraces” and "Biutiful", nearing completion in Barcelona.Rodrigo Prieto 1. As a DP you work closely with the Director and the Production Designer to achieve the cinematic look of the film. Tell us about how you decide which type of film s...

'CAMBODIA DREAMS' by Stanley Harper

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‘CAMBODIA DREAMS’,  DIRECTED BY STANLEY HARPER LEKHA J. SHANKAR, Bangkok As the world watches the historic trials of the atrocious Khmer Rouge regime in Cambodia, this is a good time to watch a ‘life-affirming’  film on the country, by a New Zealand director, who spent two decades of his life, to make it. Stanley Harper’s 18-year-old cinematic odyssey ‘Cambodia Dreams’   is an amazing film in more ways than one. Apart from being made against all odds in a political...

Tarantino reveals first scenes from Inglourious Basterds

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The trailer was revealed at Entertainment Tonight this week, it has provoked a lot of internet activity since.Some Quentin's fans posted images shot on their TV of the ET auto promo teaser, Universal was fast to get them banned from youtube.Inglourious Basterds is an upcoming ensemble war film/spaghetti western written and directed by Quentin Tarantino. It has the largest cast of characters (with speaking roles) of any Tarantino film to date and is currently in oost production (film was shot in ...

GUERCINO Early Paintings in New York at the Italian Cultural Institute until March 2, 2009

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By Maria Esteves - February 10, 2009 The 17th Century Italian Baroque artist GUERCINO opening night gala and exhibition was held at the Italian Cultural Institute of New York on Monday, February 2, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm. Organized by director Renato Miracco, Italian Cultural Institute of New York, curator Fausto Gozzi and representative Milena Naldi of Cento Museum, exhibit showcase for the first time in the United States 28 astounding paintings by Guercino's earliest years from Cento and Bolog...
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