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THE COLLEGIUM - Forum & Television Program Berlin, Conversation with Elena Mejia Likosova

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Conversation with Elena Mejia Likosoa (XXV. Black International Cinema Berlin 2010 Award: Best film/video documentary production "Chiaroscuro - La Tragedia de un gran Músico" / Chiarosuro - The Tragedy of a great Musician", Directors: Galina Likosova & Hernán Humberto Restrepo, Colombia 2009) Production & Direction: Fountainhead® Tanz Theatre ...

Origjanski Zlatko, Anastasia and 'Before the Rain'

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Today, September 1, 2010, marks the opening of the Venice Film Festival 2010. Let me take you back to a film that won the Golden Lion sixteen years ago. I'll never forget the first time I saw the Macedonian film Before the Rain (1994), which was winner of the Golden Lion at the Venice Film Festival in 1994. Well, I have always believed that the soundtrack makes the film, like frosting makes the cake. One just cannot go without the other. And the melodious music from Before the Rain, that alway...

Bran Nue Dae Rocks and Rolls

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Falling in love with Bran Nue Daeby Ron GilbertJust to be teenager again and with music to make your hearbeat faster. From the opening scene you know that you will be in store for areal treat. Even though I was unfamiliar as to the origins of this film, I couldimmediately see why it was such a big hit as a staged musical.Bran Nue Dae has a long and influential history in Australia.Set in the summer of 1969The story was inspired by the teenage experiences of writer/musician Jimmy Chi and the memb...

Toronto International Film Festival announces another stellar line-up

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  The 35th Toronto International Film Festival announces another stellar line-up of films across five programmes, including the newest in cutting-edge filmmaking, international cinematic discoveries and new works from established masters. MAVERICKS Notable guests from the world of film and beyond share revealing anecdotes and engage in unforgettable discussions. Bruce Springsteen In...

AITP open air films in Amsterdam!

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It is that time again! We are back throughout Amsterdam in the parks and squares with our FREE open air screenings: from August 28 till September 11, 2010On August 28 and September 5 we screen London River: a film about the unexpected meeting between the British Elisabeth (Brenda Blethyn) and the African Ousmane (Sotigui Kouyate), both looking for their children after the bloody bombings in the London Underground in 2005. Sotigui Kouyate was awarded the Silver Bear at the Berlinale for best acto...

Sidewalk Film Festival 2010 Short Film Line-up of 100

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Sidewalk Film Festival is proud to announce the 2010 Short Film Line-up. Sidewalk Film Festival will take place September 24th, 25th and 26th in downtown Birmingham. Tickets are on-sale now at www.sidewalkfest.com. Local Alabama Short Block #1 (Saturday, Sept. 25th – 10:20am – Carver Theatre)Dramatic Narrative Shorts The Thing About Being An AssassinAn intimate look at a super-sly assassin working in the realm of the ultra-business class.DetourJason and Christine were a couple in love. But t...

DAVID HASSELHOFF ROASTED BY COMEDY CENTRAL: TAPIS ROUGE EXCLUSIVE

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KNIGHT IN SHINING ARMORALL:THE COMEDY CENTRAL ROAST OF DAVID HASSELHOFF(Taped Live Aug. 1, 2010, at Stage 27, SONY STUDIOS, Culver City, Calif.) by Quendrith Johnson, Los Angeles Correspondent At Comedy Central's live taping of David Hasselhoff's Roast, there's a life-like, wildly outsized human replica of of the Hoff, complete with Baywatch red shorts and... uh, back hair. The fake Hoff is grinning from ear-to-ear, popping electric blue eyes and that unmistakeable Hoff-coif.  They ev...

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...

The Sausalito Film Festival returns for second edition

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The Sausalito Film Festival returns the weekend of August 13-15 for a second year in its idyllic home at Cavallo Point, the LEED Gold Certified eco-resort on the San Francisco Bay at the foot of the Golden Gate Bridge. The three-day experiential festival pairs screenings with relevant events from live music performances to stimulating panels that include filmmakers and thought provoking industry leaders in discussion about vital topics such as human rights, conservation, autism, health and welln...

The Complete Clint Eastwood

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Actor, director, screenwriter, jazz musician, music composer, politician, philanthropist, film legend.....these attributes could describe a cadre of people, but when they all wrapped into one outsized personality, it is truly impressive. Such is the career of Clint Eastwood, a television and film master who remains at the top of his professional game at 80 years young. To honor the octogenarian's contribution to the history of cinema, the Film Society of Lincoln Center is devoting much of its Ju...

The Complete Clint Eastwood

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  Actor, director, screenwriter, jazz musician, music composer, politician, philanthropist, film legend.....these attributes could describe a cadre of people, but when they all wrapped into one outsized personality, it is truly impressive. Such is the career of Clint Eastwood, a television and film master who remains at the top of his professional game at 80 years young. To honor the octogenarian's contribution to the history of cinema, the Film Society of Lincoln Center is devoting mu...

Nordic Angst On The Big Screen

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  STEAM OF LIFE (Finland)    I am not sure if it was completely intentional or just one of those alchemic side effects of working with what was available, but one of the unintentional strands of this year’s AFI-Discovery Channel Silverdocs Documentary Festival can only be described as “Nordic angst”, a unique kind of melancholy only found in the sun-starved nations of Scandinavia and northern Europe. A group of films from the region, of diverse subjects and filmic s...

The world premiere of TWILIGHT, and an anti-Twilight

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While the full moon hung over LA, long black limos descended on Downtown, delivering sacrificial celebrities to a blood-red carpet for the world premiere of arguably the most anticipated box office film in history. But those 'vampires' held no hold over me. I was busy interviewing the real stars of Twilight- the "Twi-hard" fans who'd flown from all around the country, and as far as Canada, to camp four days in advance for just a chance to beg Robert Pattinson for an autograph. I h...

Elephant Eye Films Feted At FESTROIA

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  It takes a lot of energy, enthusiasm and patience to handle independent films in this distressed market. The economic depression, the evolution of how film is being watched and the nagging uncertainty of what role the internet plays in it all, have made the independent film distribution not something for the weak of heart. While independent films fight for theater space in a world dominated by the Hollywood majors, it becomes even more important for a company to use innovative techniq...

Elephant Eye Films Feted At FESTROIA

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  It takes a lot of energy, enthusiasm and patience to handle independent films in this distressed market. The economic depression, the evolution of how film is being watched and the nagging uncertainty of what role the internet plays in it all, have made the independent film distribution not something for the weak of heart. While independent films fight for theater space in a world dominated by the Hollywood majors, it becomes even more important for a company to use innovative techniqu...

American Rock N Roll Drama To Open Zlin Film Festival

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  THE PERFECT AGE OF ROCK N ROLL, an award-winning American Independent drama directed by Scott Rosenbaum and featuring a stellar cast that includes Peter Fonda, Kevin Zegers, Jason Ritter, Lukas Haas, Kelly Lynch, Ruby Dee, Lauren Holly and Taryn Manning, will be the Opening Night Gala presentation of the Zlin Film Festival. The film, which is making its Eastern European Premiere at the Festival, kicks off the 50th anniversary celebrations on Monday evening, May 31, as one of Eur...

MARINA, directed by Stijn Coninx, european co production

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  Eyeworks Film & TV Drama (Belgium), Cologne Film (Germany) and Orisa Produzioni (Italy) will coproduce the Belgian-German-Italian film MARINA, directed by Stijn Coninx. Over 40% of the 6.000.000 Euro budget is in place, originating from the Benelux. Principal photography is planned for summer of 2011, release is scheduled for March 2012. Although set in the fifties, in post war Europe, Marina taps into that very modern and actual theme of migration and integration. But foremost, ...

NEWSLETTER N° 464: may 6, 2010

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.............                                                      WELCOME TO OUR NEWSLETTER N° 464: may 6, 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...toast !  Mingle Talk and Wine tasting at the Spa des Stars (next t...

The San Francisco Film Society wrapped its 53rd San Francisco International Film

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The San Francisco Film Society wrapped its 53rd San Francisco International Film Festival (April 22 - May 6) with 293 screenings of 181 films from 46 countries, with 188 filmmakers and 104 industry guests from 23 countries in attendance and more than 75,000 filmgoers. The Festival sold out 92 screenings during its 15-day run, including five sellouts of the 1,400-seat Castro Theatre (An Evening with Roger Ebert & Friends, An Evening with Robert Duvall, world premiere of All About Evil, 20...

Meet Filmmaker Denny Tedesco

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  Denny Tedesco decided to make his film debut THE WRECKING CREW about a subject close to his heart. His father had been a studio musician who played backup for some of the reigning giants of the recording industry. But as the son of a musician who stayed in the shadows for his career, Tedesco was also aware of the difficult choices and somewhat unfulfilled lives these people endured. So, his choice for his directorial debut seems inspired...a tribute to the unsung musicians who play ...

11th LA Polish Fest conects with Hollywood

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by Alex Deleon The Los Angeles film festival calendar is so crowded that three of them have currently been running in overlapping juxtaposition. The LA Indian film festival and the LA Polish film festival both started on the same day, April 20, but the Indian one only lasted six days leaving another six days to catch up with the second half of the Polish action. There is also an Asian festival going on simultaneously in Koreatown, but since it is physically impossible to be everywhere at once, ...

Life Lessons At Palm Beach FF

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  TEN STORIES TALL (David Garrett, USA) It was perhaps an unconscious choice, but several of the films I caught at this year’s Palm Beach International Film Festival dealt with the sense of fragility and vulnerability that is at the core of human experience. In these films, characters face the realities of mortality and unfulfilled dreams with the kind of courage and grace that made a deep impression on audiences. If films teach life lessons, and I wholeheartedly t...

NEWSLETTER N° 462: April 21, 2010

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............. WELCOME TO OUR NEWSLETTER N° 462: April 21, 2010 Follow this LINK if you cannot read the newsletter properly Take Center Stage in Cannes and trust the combined experience of the filmfestivals.com founders promoting your film, festival. Sign up for a free brainstorming around your strategy and objectives. Meanwhile take a look at the following package Cannes Blast Try...

HANNS EISLER CONFERENCE

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The Goethe-Institut in Madrid organizes in collaboration with Documenta Madrid 10 the retrospective Hanns Eisler: dialectic music for film, which will screen the works of the German musician and film composer.In this context, the Hanns Eisler Conference will be held at the Assembly hall of the Goethe-Institut next Friday 14th of May at 6:30 pm.     This special session will feature two experts in the work of Eisler: Antonio Notario Ruiz, Professor of Aesthetics and Theory of t...

If You're Going to San Francisco ... International Film Festival

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Four thousand film festivals populate the globe. But more than many, the San Francisco International Film Festival may satisfy a collective hunch of what such a gathering should be. Perhaps age has something to do with it; at 53 years old, SFIFF, held this year from April 22 to May 6, 2010, is the oldest film festival in the Americas. Then there's the topography of San Francisco, which rises, falls and yields vistas that themselves cop filmic metaphors. Or maybe it's because San Francisc...

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