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Chashama Film Festival : The Festival of Worlds

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2nd Annual chashama Film Festival, The Festival of WorldsOctober 22nd - October 26th 2009Screenings at chashama Theater Space 217 East 42nd Street NYCwww.chafilmfest.com We are proud to announce the second annual chashama Film Festival. Funded and curated by film director/producer Rick Kariolic, The Festival of the Worlds, explores global expression through film making, while setting the stage for audiences and filmmakers to cultivate the unknown in various cultures. The chashama Film Festival...

Roman Polanski could be extradited to U.S.

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  Roman Polanski is weighing his legal options after his arrest Saturday at the Zurich Airport. If he agrees to allow extradition, he could be sent to the U.S. within a few days. If he fights the order, it could take several months for the case to get through Swiss courts. Ever since being charged in 1977 for having sex with a 13-year-old girl, Polanski has lived in Paris and has avoi...

European Short Film nominees for the EFA

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THE SHORT FILM NOMINEES FOR THE EUROPEAN FILM AWARDS 2009The final nominee has just been announced at the International Short Film Festival in Drama (Greece):Drama Short Film Nominee for the European Film Awards 2009BONNE NUIT (Good Night)by Valéry RosierBelgium/France, 18', fictionIn BONNE NUIT, 40-year-old Philippe, who works in a demolition company, visits his two children. He picks them up from his ex-wife's house. But Philippe is hiding something from his children, he is not reacting as us...

Half a million $ government support to Vancouver International Film Festival

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On behalf of the Honourable Tony Clement, Minister of Industry, James Moore, Minister of Canadian Heritage today announced the Government of Canada's investment of $467 250 to support the Vancouver International Film Festival  as part of the Marquee Tourism Events Program. "This is exciting news for all involved in Vancouver International Film Festival," said Minister Moore. "The funding from the Marquee Tourism Events Program highlights our government's recognition of the ...

Half a million $ government support to Vancouver International Film Festival

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On behalf of the Honourable Tony Clement, Minister of Industry, James Moore, Minister of Canadian Heritage today announced the Government of Canada’s investment of $467 250 to support the Vancouver International Film Festival as part of the Marquee Tourism Events Program.“This is exciting news for all involved in Vancouver International Film Festival,” said Minister Moore. “The funding from the Marquee Tourism Events Program highlights our government’s recognition of the real impact t...

The Historic Park Theatre Is Readying Its Reels in Estes

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By Dani White Berthoud Recorder - http://www.berthoudrecorder.com/News/2009/sep/8/variety/historic-park-theatre-rea In the mountain hamlet of Estes Park, a vast expanse of rocky, quintessential Colorado peaks provide the perfect setting for the historic Park Theatre that jumps out from the landscape in brilliant white and Art Deco splendor. This vintage landmark, one of the oldest operating movie theaters in the west, will once again play the perfect host and headquarters to the annual Est...

SFU Contemporary Arts at Woodward's receives $1 million in Canada Cultural Spaces funding

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James Moore, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages, today announced that SFU Contemporary Arts at Woodward's will receive $1 million in funding through the Canada Cultural Spaces Fund of the Department of Canadian Heritage. The money will support the school's two largest performance spaces: the 450-seat Fei and Milton Wong Experimental Theatre and another 350-seat cinema that is still unnamed. Both of the facilities will be used by the professional arts community and made a...

Norwegian Film Institute initiates training programme for Norwegian and German producers

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Elin Erichsen, Head of Development at the Norwegian Film Institute and Frank Stehling, CEO of PRIMEHOUSE, Berlin, presented the recently developed programme for producers PRIMEXCHANGE Norway-Germany at the Norwegian International Film Festival Haugesund (August 20-27, 2009).The programme, initiated by the Norwegian Film Institute and realised by PRIMEHOUSE, targets Norwegian film producers interested in the German market and German producers seeking co-production opportunities in Norway. The tra...

If you loved "Swindlers List" forget this Inglourious Basterds...

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"Tarantino's  GLOURIOS BURSTERDS" Grokked at ODEON Muswell Hill, London, Tues. August 25, 2009   I have never been a great Quentin Tarantino fan ( I hated "Pulp Fiction" and walked out of "Reservoir Dogs") but right off the bat I will have to say that even if he doesn't get an Oscar this year, Mr. Q.  should at least get a medal -  the Congressional Medal of Honour  (of Poland and Israel?) - for telling it like it should have been, ev...

“Tarantino’s GLOURIOS BURSTERDS”

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I have never been a great Quentin Tarantino fan ( I hated “Pulp Fiction” and walked out of “Reservoir Dogs”) but right off the bat I will have to say that even if he doesn’t get an Oscar this year, Mr. Q. should at least get a medal – the Congressional Medal of Honour (of Poland and Israel?) – for telling it like it should have been, even if it wasn’t quite actually that way. Any person of Jewish persuasion who does not stand up and cheer at various points in this tremendous...

30 th Durban International Film Festival attendance soaring

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Attendance increased significantly at the 30 th edition of the Durban International Film Festival, reports Peter Rorvik, Director of the festival and the Centre for Creative Arts. “Attendance figures were up this year with over 22, 471 at the 280 festival film screenings, representing almost 5,500 more than in 2008, despite there being 26 less screenings this year. Workshop and seminar attendances were also up with 1650 film enthusiasts attending 38 seminars and workshops, indicating a great l...

Ischia Global Fest 2009 - The colmplete program of events

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Ischia Global Fest 2009 – OFFICIAL PROGRAM SATURDAY JULY 11 LACCO AMENO 8:00pm: Museo Villa Arbusto: Tony Renis and Olivia Magnani to open the “Mina’s exhibit” ISCHIA PORTO 8:30pm – Piazza San Girolamo – Welcome to Ischia Global 2009 with Olivia Magnani and Riccardo Marone, minister Tourism and Industry Campania Region FORIO 8:30pm – Piazzale del Soccorso – Welcome to Ischia Global 2009 with Tony Renis LACCO AMENO (by...

Ischia full program of events

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Ischia Global Fest 2009 – OFFICIAL PROGRAMSATURDAY JULY 11LACCO AMENO8:00pm: Museo Villa Arbusto: Tony Renis and Olivia Magnani to open the “Mina’s exhibit”ISCHIA PORTO8:30pm – Piazza San Girolamo – Welcome to Ischia Global 2009 with Olivia Magnani andRiccardo Marone, minister Tourism and Industry Campania RegionFORIO8:30pm – Piazzale del Soccorso – Welcome to Ischia Global 2009 with Tony RenisLACCO AMENO (by invitation only)9:00pm – Albergo Regina Isabella: Special Screening ...

Dungog Film Festival wrapped

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3rd Dungog Film Festival May 28 - 31, 2009 ON THE ROAD ... TO STARDOM The 2009 Dungog Film Festival opened with the world premiere of Stone Bros, Richard Frankland's road movie with belly laughs, an attempt to bridge Australia's black / white cultural abyss with comedy. It also signals the Festival's coming of age as a platform to showcase new Australian films, a role that's the mark of a genuinely valuable festival. Andrew L. Urban reports. If you accept that 1...

Dungog Film Festival wrapped

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DUNGOG FILM FESTIVAL 2009 – WRAP3rd Dungog Film Festival May 28 – 31, 2009ON THE ROAD … TO STARDOMThe 2009 Dungog Film Festival opened with the world premiere of Stone Bros, Richard Frankland’s road movie with belly laughs, an attempt to bridge Australia’s black / white cultural abyss with comedy. It also signals the Festival’s coming of age as a platform to showcase new Australian films, a role that’s the mark of a genuinely valuable festival. Andrew L. Urban reports.If you accept...

Officer honors for Hong Kong director Johnnie To

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In Cannes for his latest detective film screening in Competition, Vengeance, Hong Kong director Johnnie To was made an officer in the Ordre National des Arts et des Lettres by French Cultural Minister Christine Albanel at the Café des Palmes today, attended by Johnny Hallyday, lead actor in Vengeance. "You have set the tone of the cinema territory Hong Kong, and conveyed to us all your original vision of your hometown.", said Ms Albanel, who further elaborated by say...

Media industry to converge on Caernarfon

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Caernarfon will welcome filmmakers, programme makers, broadcasters and students from Wales, Ireland, Northern Ireland, Scotland, Cornwall and Brittany for next week’s Celtic Media Festival, which takes place between 25 and 27 March.Supported by broadcast, film, cultural and economic organisations throughout the Celtic countries, each year the event moves to a different Celtic location. 2009 represents a particularly important milestone for the Festival, since the annual event will be celebrat...

11th TDF: OPENING CEREMONY (3/14/2009)

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OPENING CEREMONY The Thessaloniki Documentary Festival - Images of the 21st Century enters its second decade as of Friday, March 13, with the Opening Ceremony of the 11th edition at the Olympion Theatre. Stavros Kalafatis, Minister of Macedonia-Thrace, launched the Documentary Festival, and the screening of Chao Gan’s The Red Race followed. Despina Mouzaki, Director of the Thessaloniki International Film Festival, welcomed the audienc...

India to ink co-production deal with UK

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November 24, 2005 GOA, India ~ In an effort to gain additional worldwide recognition as a production base, India will sign a film co-production agreement with the United Kingdom on December 05 and will ink similar agreements with Germany and China in the near future. News of the agreements was revealed today (Thursday 24 November) prior to the inauguration of the 36th annual International Film Festival of India (IFFI) in Goa. The agreement with the UK, which runs to 15 pages ...

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