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The inaugural Doha Tribeca Film Festival PREVIEW

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The inaugural Doha Tribeca Film Festival (DTFF) announced today it will open with a special screening of director Mira Nair's “Amelia,” a thrilling account of legendary aviation pioneer Amelia Earhart starring two-time Academy Award® winner Hilary Swank and Golden Globe® winner Richard Gere. Organizers also revealed the 32 films that will comprise the rest of the Festival’s film slate. 12 of the films have roots in the Middle East and the balance is a diverse selection of acclaimed title...

J'ACCUSE by Abel Gance runs to Orchestra at Pordenone Silent Fest 2009

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 Abel Gance's J'Accuse (1919), a politically and stylistically daring anti-war drama produced while the trench warfare of World War I was still grinding up soldiers on both sides of the battle, opens with the title spelled out by the bodies of soldiers striding into formation, like a marching band at a half-time show. Then they collapse, as if dead, to startling effect. Appropriating the cry leveled by Emile Zola during the Dreyfus affair, Gance levels his accusations at war itself. The fil...

The inaugural Doha Tribeca Film Festival PREVIEW

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The inaugural Doha Tribeca Film Festival (DTFF) announced today it will open with a special screening of director Mira Nair's “Amelia,” a thrilling account of legendary aviation pioneer Amelia Earhart starring two-time Academy Award® winner Hilary Swank and Golden Globe® winner Richard Gere. Organizers also revealed the 32 films that will comprise the rest of the Festival’s film slate. 12 of the films have roots in the Middle East and the balance is a diverse selection of acclaimed title...

Woodstock FF Award Winners

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Filmmakers, industry mavens, film critics and local film buffs gathered last evening at the historic Backstage Productions Arts and Entertainment Complex in Kingston, NY for the awards ceremonies of the 10th edition of the Woodstock Film Festival. The film event closes today, celebrating 10 years of exceptional independent film, panels, concerts, events and parties, with the best of the best in the indie film world.Emceed by actor/director Giancarlo Esposito, the WFF Awards ceremony guests, pres...

Woodstock FF Award Winners

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  DON'T LET ME DROWN (Cruz Angeles, USA) Filmmakers, industry mavens, film critics and local film buffs gathered last evening at the historic Backstage Productions Arts and Entertainment Complex in Kingston, NY for the awards ceremonies of the 10th edition of the Woodstock Film Festival. The film event closes today, celebrating 10 years of exceptional independent film, panels, concerts, events and parties, with the best of the best in the indie film world. Emceed by actor/dire...

GIORNATE CINEMA MUTO 2009

Le Giornate del Cinema Muto, XXVIII ed.: 3-10 October 2009 Von Stroheim´s MERRY WIDOW perks interest for GIORNATE opening THE MERRY WIDOW (Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, US 1925) is the opening night film at the 2009 Giornate de Cinema Muto 200, The Music When I first accompanied The Merry Widow years ago, I was totally struck by this highly creative and inventive film adaptation of the operetta, di

Woodstock FF Celebrates 10th Anniversary

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  The Woodstock Film Festival, which opens this evening with a pre-Festival screening of Oscar winning documentarian Barbara Kopple's WOODSTOCK: NOW AND THEN, is celebrating its 10th anniversary as one of the independent film festival's most intriguing and enjoyable events. The Festival, which runs through Sunday, is set in the idyllic town of Woodstock, New York, about 3 hours north of Manhattan. While many might associate the town with the legendary 1969 rock concert (and cultur...

Abu Dhabi’s Film Festival continues to release its program highlights

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The much-anticipated third edition of the Middle East International Film Festival today announced the sixteen selections to be screened out of competition in its World Cinema Showcase lineup. Peter Scarlet, the Festival’s Executive Director commented, “The lineup for World Cinema Showcase presents an impressive group of films, many of which have already earned recognition at other international film festivals around the world this past year.”MEIFF’s World Cinema Showcase offers a plethor...

Von Stroheim´s MERRY WIDOW perks interest for GIORNATE opening

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THE MERRY WIDOW (Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, US 1925) is the opening night film at the 2009 Giornate de Cinema Muto 200, The Music When I first accompanied The Merry Widow years ago, I was totally struck by this highly creative and inventive film adaptation of the operetta, directed by the genius Erich von Stroheim. Immediately I realized that my “one” piano + singer accompaniment wasn’t at all enough to serve this brilliant film. I started a serious quest to develop a score for the...

The Merry Widow

THE MERRY WIDOW is the opening film ofthe 2006 Giornate de Cinema Muto. Comments on The Music When I first accompanied The Merry Widow years ago, I was totally struck by this highly creative and inventive film adaptation of the operetta, directed by the genius Erich von Stroheim. Immediately I realized that my “one” piano + singer accompaniment wasn’t at all enough to serve this brilliant film. I start

Check Zurich Film Festival entire festival program

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5th Zurich Film Festival: September 24 – October 4, 2009Thursday, September 10, 2009Thirty Films in Three Competitions, Ten World Premieres and Celebrated GuestsThe 5th Zurich Film Festival has announced further film highlights, introduced the three competition juries and presented the entire festival program.Festival directors Nadja Schildknecht and Karl Spoerri and curators of the Competition Program Christine von Fragstein and Nikolaj Nikitin, announced the Competition and the Out of Compet...

COMPARATIVE ANALYSIS: WHEREBY MLADIC & KARADZIC TREATED ME WEST MILFORD DETECTIVES HARRY SHORTWAY & PETER VAN GILST

----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- COMPARATIVE ANALYSIS: WHEREBY MLADIC & KARADZIC TREATED ME WEST MILFORD DETECTIVES HARRY SHORTWAY & PETER VAN GILST Wednesday, April 15, 2009 Comparing Whereby Karadzic & Mladic Treate Me W/NJ Deteecties Harry SHarry Shortway, Pete Van Gilst, Sorchinski Could Face Murder Charges Sou

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...

Zurich Festival To Present a Special Roman Polanski Retrospective

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It was announced today that the Zurich Film Festival (ZFF) will present Oscar® winner Roman Polanski with the Festival’s prestigious Golden Eye Award for his life’s work as a film director. The announcement was made today by ZFF Directors Karl Spoerri and Nadja Schildknecht.Roman Polanski is regarded as one of the most unconventional filmmakers of our time and will receive the Golden Eye Award on Sunday, September 27th, as part of ZFF’s ongoing “A Tribute To...” series during the 5th ...

Asian American Film Fest opens with Ivy Ho Directorial Debut CLAUSTROPHOBIA

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2009 Asian American Internal Film Festival Opens with Ivy Ho Directorial Debut CLAUSTROPHOBIAThe 32nd Asian American International Film Festival 2009 (AAIFF09) sponsored by Toyota, Opening Night New York premiere of CLAUSTROPHOBIA, written/directed by Ivy Ho, commenced Thursday, July 23, 6:45 pm, at the Chelsea Clearview Cinemas. A special Q&A session with director Ho, moderated by senior program officer of cultural programs and performing arts La Frances Hui, Asia Society, preceded the festival...

2009 Asian American Internal Film Festival Opens with Ivy Ho Directorial Debut CLAUSTROPHOBIA

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By Maria Esteves - August 12, 2009 The 32nd Asian American International Film Festival 2009 (AAIFF09) sponsored by Toyota, Opening Night New York premiere of CLAUSTROPHOBIA, written/directed by Ivy Ho, commenced Thursday, July 23, 6:45 pm, at the Chelsea Clearview Cinemas. A special Q&A session with director Ho, moderated by senior program officer of cultural programs and performing arts La Frances Hui, Asia Society, preceded the festivals Opening Night Gala Reception at BLVD. ...

OPENING CEREMONY, May 7, 2009, XXIV. Black International Cinema Berlin, Germany 2009

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OPENING CEREMONY May 7, 2009 4.30 pm, Library (Bibliothek), Rathaus Schöneberg (city hall), Berlin/Germany   XXIV. Black International Cinema Berlin Germany & USA 2009 May 7-10 Rathaus Schöneberg (city hall) John-F.-Kennedy-Platz 10825 Berlin-Schöneberg   "A COMPLEXION CHANGE - International & Intercultural Diplomacy" A tribute to: Chancellor Willy Brandt "The future will not be mastered by those who dwell on the ...

Doha Fest appoints Amanda Palmer Executive Director

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Doha Tribeca Film Festival (DTFF) today announced key members of the team that will head up the inaugural 2009 Festival. Amanda Palmer, head of entertainment for Al Jazeera English, has been named DTFF Executive Director. Palmer will lead the Festival and work with a team from Tribeca that includes Geoffrey Gilmore, Chief Creative Officer of Tribeca Enterprises, to shape the program. Locally the team will include Arab documentary and short films expert Mohamed Maklouf, serving as the festival's ...

Doha Fest appoints Amanda Palmer Executive Director

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Doha Tribeca Film Festival (DTFF) today announced key members of the team that will head up the inaugural 2009 Festival. Amanda Palmer, head of entertainment for Al Jazeera English, has been named DTFF Executive Director. Palmer will lead the Festival and work with a team from Tribeca that includes Geoffrey Gilmore, Chief Creative Officer of Tribeca Enterprises, to shape the program. Locally the team will include Arab documentary and short films expert Mohamed Maklouf, serving as the festival...

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...

Martine Marignac, Best Producer 2009 at Locarno

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At the 62nd edition of the Locarno International Film Festival the Raimondo Rezzonico Prize 2009 for Best Independent Producer will be presented to French producer Martine Marignac. A graduate in philosophy and film aesthetics, Martine Marignac began her career as a press officer for Simon Mizrahi, with whom she worked for seven years. She has mixed with then New Wave directors such as Godard, Truffaut and Rohmer, as well as Italian filmmakers Comencini, Risi, Scola, Bellocchio and Ferreri. Mart...

#What It’s Like to Chill with the Most Ruthless Men in the World Ratko Mladic and Radovan Karadzic: Confessions of a Female War

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## #What It’s Like to Chill with the Most Ruthless Men in the World Ratko Mladic and Radovan Karadzic: Confessions of a Female War Crimes Investigator Retrospectively, it was all so simple, natural and matter of fact being on a boat restaurant in Belgrade, sitting with, laughing, drinking a two hundred bottle of wine and chatting about war and peace while Ratko Mladic held my hand.  Mladic,  a man considered the world’s most ruthless war criminal since Adolf Hitler, still at larg...

Newsletter N° 416: May 20th, 2009

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..............WELCOME TO OUR NEWSLETTER N° 416: May 20th, 2009 Follow this LINK if you cannot read the newsletter properly Contact the Editor of the site, Advertise on the sites. Meet us in our office in Cannes Palais 05.10 Looking forward to meeting all our festivals organizers friends attending Cannes this thursday May21st at 5.30 for a french wines and rare california winestastin...
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