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The President: Wim Wenders, Director, Germany Wim Wenders attended the Academy of Film & Television in Munich, worked as a film critic for various German publications, and was a founding member of Filmverlag der Autoren. In 1976 he set up his own production company, Road Movies, and, in 2002, Reverse Angle. Often hailed as one of the most important German directors on the international scene, Wenders has received various international awards, including the Golden Lion (TH...

Karlovy Vary 2012, echoes and encores, with a Certain Geriatric Regard!

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Besides the customary unveiling of new and upcoming talent from far and wide which is the hallmark of this festival,  Karlovy 2012 provided such an extensive look at film history that these selections alone could have constituted an entire festival on their own.  Among digitally restored new prints of landmark old films were Fellini's "La Strada, 1954, which among other things made burly actor Anthony Quinn into an arthouse icon, and Miloš Forman's "Fireman's Ball" (1967) the...

Homage and Honorary Golden Bear for Meryl Streep

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American actress and Oscar-winner Meryl Streep will be awarded an Honorary Golden Bear at the 62nd Berlin International Film Festival. Meryl Streep has appeared in over 40 films and is looked upon as one of the world’s most talented and popular actresses. She has received countless awards and nominations as an artist, including an unprecedented 16 nominations for the Oscar (two of these coveted prizes which she won) and 18 Golden Globe nominations and seven wins. “We are delighted to be able...

ARIA Awards In Sydney's Olympic Park: Gotye, Kimbra, Boy & Bear roaring Success by Eva Rinaldi

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  ARIA Awards In Sydney's Olympic Park: Gotye, Kimbra, Boy & Bear roaring Success - 28th November 2011 It was that time of the year again - the night of night's for Australia's music industry. What a night it was for the the 25th anniversary ARIA awards at Sydney's Olympic Park last night. There were so many highlights. How about Gotye (one of my favorites) winning three gongs, and then of course Prime Minister Julia Gil...

Spaghetti for Two

Director: Matthias Rosenberger.
When losers win... Of the money-grubbing homeless, to wanton barmaids and armed grocery bandits... Or, how a seemingly ordinary day becomes a significant turning point for an unremarkable man, thanks to a minimal shift of fate.

10th Annual Cornwall Film Festival sitting pretty in its new home

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     Just over a week ago the Cornwall Film Festival celebrated its 10th Birthday at the state-of-the-art Lighthouse Cinema in Newquay and we have now just about caught up on our sleep and had a chance to review audience figures and evaluation data! With a packed programme of Cornish and international short and feature length films, workshops, talks and networking, there really was something for everyone, attracting a wide ranging audience from across Cornwall, the UK and from fu...

Japanese Prime Minister Opens 24th Tokyo International Film Festival

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By Liza Foreman TOKYO -   The rain stopped just in time for the celebrities to walk the green carpet, laid out for the opening of the 24th Tokyo International FilmFestival (October 22-30th) on Saturday. TIFF chairman Tom Yoda welcomed guests, including Jackie Chan, whose 100th film“1911” kicked off events as the special opening film. Highlights of the night included the cast of the “Fukushima Hula Girls,” participating as part of the national caravan for the recons...

Nickelodeon Australian Kids' Choice Awards: Winners And Chaos, by Eva Rinaldi

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  Nickelodeon Australian Kids' Choice Awards: Winners And Chaos: by Eva Rinaldi What a day and what a night. This was Australia's night of nights for kids and teenagers.   Thousands of fans, mainly teenage girls, swamped outside the Sydney Entertainment Centre, some from as early as 5am, waiting for their favorite entertainment industry stars.   By around 2pm, the line ups behind barricades were 30 people deep, and much of the pr...

Australian Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards - By Eva Rinaldi 7th October 2011

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Australian Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards - 7th October 2011: By Eva RinaldiAustralian Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards - 7th October 2011 The 2011 Australian Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards! are almost upon us. Everyone is getting ready to hit the orange carpet at the mega event.  It all takes place at the Sydney Entertainment Centre tonight. We've found out from our spies about a ton of great performers confirmed to take to the stage! Joining Gold...

Cinema Perpetuum Mobile International Short Film Festival

“Cinema Perpetuum mobile” is an international cinema cooperation festival that gathers independent film makers and their groups to work under the theme of the perpetual motion.

The project is aimed at cinema cultural diversity and the promotion of independent auteur movies. Festival co-operation aims to cover all countries and continents from Scandinavia to the Cape of Good Hope and from Patagonia to the Aleutian Islands.

“Cinema Perpetuum mobile” is a non-commercial project, so the organizers aspire only to cover their expenses on the festival while the participants whose films are included into a short list can pretend to receive dividends in case the collection of “Perpetuum Mobile” films is shown in cinemas after festival. The participation in our cinema cooperation festival is free. Organizer of the festival is an independent association «Kinaklub.org», principles of which are cinemania, self-organization, decentralization, mutual aid.

CFSI's ‘Monsoon Dhamaal’

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Children’s Film Society India's weeklong Mumbai ‘Monsoon Dhamaal’ concluded at  Films Division  15th July 2011 in the course of which ten award winning CFSI films were screened to cheering school children. Entry to the screenings was  free! This specially curated package has already travelled to Kochi, Pune, Jaipur where it received an overwhelming response. Monsoon Dhamaal will travel to Srinagar, Kolkata, Indore, Ahmedabad, Chennai, New Delhi and Bangalore in the coming month...

Mossadegh

“Mossadegh” is competing in the Student Film category for ÉCU 2012. Set in Iran in 1959, the film follows ex-Prime Minister Mohammed Mossadegh living under house arrest and suffering from a life-threatening condition. Mossadegh must decide whether or not to trust a brilliant American physician that is sent to treat him.  

Giuseppe Cioccarelli on the Tolerance Day project which screened Ensemble (arabs save jews) and more themed films in Aruba...

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Bruno Chatelin: Giuseppe I have just screened Ensemble by Mohamed Fekrane as part of the Tolerance day film program, this is a great idea, how did it start? Giuseppe Cocciarelli: I received two months ago an email from this group of filmmakers in Tel Aviv where Palestinians and Israeli worked together on the same subject and made the film called “The coffee project”. "Coffee – Between Reality and Imagination" is a cinematic collaboration between young Israeli and P...

Goran Paskaljevic with a special screening at the 15th Sofia International Film Festival

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Goran PaskalevicPerhaps the most original Serbian director today is in Sofia for the meeting of the Bord of the European Film Academy. As a member of EFA Goran Paskaljevic took part in Sofia Meetings and he also found a time in his hectic schedule to talk with me about his last five films from Balkan Cabaret (1998) onwards. SIFF’s audiences are familiar with all of them. When I end working on a certain film I immediately start working on a new one. Balkan Cabaret (1998) is a film about...

Eccentric road movie with Penn wows at Cannes

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US actor Sean Penn (AFP, Francois Guillot) CANNES, France - A risk-taking road movie starring Sean Penn as an ageing 1980s pop star in search of his father's Nazi tormentor emerged as a front-runner Friday as the Cannes competition wound down. "This Must Be The Place", named for the Talking Heads song recently covered by Arcade Fire, both of which feature in the film, is the latest Cannes contender by Italian iconoclast Paolo Sorrentino. Bearing a strong resembla...

Nymphs of the Hindu Kush! Anneta Papathanasiou speaks.

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   photo stills from filmANNETA PAPATHANASSIOU INTERVIEW about her film, “The Nymphs of Hindu Kush” (Oi nymfes tou Hindu Kush) (Greece, 2010), which first screened at the 13th International Thessaloniki Doc Fest 2011 two months ago. After many attempts to see her film and to speak with her, Anneta and I finally made our interview. And just before the circus of the 64th Cannes Film Festival begins with all its fiction films and fantasy glitz and glamor and yachts and movie myth, I thought ...

17th International Children's Film Festival India

International Children's Film Festival India (ICFFI) also popularly known as The Golden Elephant is a biennial festival that strives to bring the most delightful and imaginative national and international children's cinema to young audiences in India. Outstanding features, shorts, live action and animation films are screened over seven days of festive celebrations, attended by more than one hundred thousan

17th International Children's Film Festival India. Entry Open!

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International Children's Film Festival India (ICFFI) also popularly known as The Golden Elephant is a biennial festival that strives to bring the most delightful and imaginative national and international children's cinema to young audiences in India. Outstanding features, shorts, live action and animation films are screened over seven days of festive celebrations, attended by more than one hundred thousand children and hundreds of film professionals from across the world. &nbs...

International Children's Film Festival India

International Children's Film Festival India (ICFFI) also popularly known as The Golden Elephant is a biennial festival that strives to bring the most delightful and imaginative national and international children's cinema to young audiences in India. Outstanding features, shorts, live action and animation films are screened over seven days of festive celebrations, attended by more than one hundred thousand children and hundreds of film professionals from across the world.

ICFFI is organized by Children's Film Society India (CFSI) - a national government body committed to nurturing a dynamic children's film culture in the country. Since its inception in 1955, CFSI has been producing, exhibiting and distributing exclusive, entertaining and enriching content for children.

Every two years, the festival begins on 14th November, the birth date of Jawaharlal Nehru - India's first Prime Minister - also fondly referred to as Chacha Nehru (Uncle Nehru), because of his love for children. Nehru established CFSI soon after India's independence with the hope that indigenous and exclusive cinema for children would stimulate their creativity, compassion and critical thinking. It is this vision of Jawaharlal Nehru that guides ICFFI.

In a world that is cluttered with consumerist & often violent content for children, ICFFI is committed to promoting cinema that is humane and non-violent, and yet delightful and fun! Special care is taken to program films that cultivate an understanding of other cultures, lives and experiences and encourage children to reflect on the world around. Workshops and open forums at the festival aim towards stimulating critical appreciation and creative pursuit of cinematic arts amongst young people. The festival also supports the work of children's filmmakers by rewarding them for their dedication and talent.

ICFFI is one of the largest and most colourful children's film festivals in the world. A unique feature of the festival is its audience: more than a hundred thousand children travel from little villages and towns from across India to view high quality international children's cinema that they would never be exposed to otherwise. Here they rub shoulders with other kids, eminent guests and directors from different parts of the world. ICFFI is dedicated to these little delegates and to those imaginative film-makers who attempt to make films for the toughest audience of all - children!

The 6th edition of the Los Angeles Jewish Film Festival opens on May 5th

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2011 Film Selections Online Tickets Now Available!2011 Highlights 2011 Film Categories CONFLICTS and ISSUES TRADITION and IDENTITY HISTORY and LEGACY INSPIRATION CONFLICTS and ISSUES He's My Girl (La Folle Histoired'Amour de Simon Eskenazy) Los Angeles Premiere! Comedy/France/100 minutes/2009 Written & Directed by Jean-Jacques Zilbermann Starring Antoine de Caunes, Mehdi Dehbi and Elsa Zylberstein French with English subtitles Based on th...

Full Lineup of Films for Palm Beach International Women's Film Fest

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PBWIFF 2011 FILMS: (Films and special events are subject to change) A complete film schedule will be available at www.pbwiff.com after March 10 FEATURES EntreNos Producer: Joseph de la Morte and Michael Skolnik Directors: Paola Mendoza & Gloria La Morte Writer: Paola Mendoza & Gloria La Morte Cast: Paola Mendoza, Sebastian Villada Lopez &Laura Montana Cortez 2010, USA      Spanish w/ English subtitles   80 minutes       Abruptly abandon...

Interview with Rabies authors Aharon Keshales & Navot Papushado

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                                    A brother and sister in their twenties, run away from home after their dark secret is discovered. They find temporary refuge in a deserted nature reserve. When the sister falls into a hunting trap, set by a psychotic killer, the brother sets out in a race against time to res...

Berlinale's Best First Feature Award

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The Best First Feature Award is given annually to the best debut film, considering films from the Competition, the Panorama, the Generation, the Forum or the Perspektive Deutsches Kino programmes. A three-member international jury chooses the winning film. The prize is endowed by the Gesellschaft zur Wahrnehmung von Film- und Fernsehrechten (GWFF), a society for safeguarding film and television rights. It is worth 50,000 euros and shared between the producer and the director of the awarded film....

'WORLD PEACE' (THE PROMISE OF REST) - JAI PAL BEHL

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THE PROMISE OF REST “ See, I will make all things new…..”   (Revelation 21:5) God wants people to know that he is searching like a shepherd and waiting like a father. He is willing to forgive and accept at his children all who live by the simple plan he has given. God invited us to get involved with Him in His Work. God has a big purpose for our life – a very specific and significant calling for us to fulfill. If we want to know how to deal with difficul...

Mike Leigh's Lament for London's Lost Gems

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On London's famous Piccadilly street the Royal Academy has been receiving some very mixed notices for its latest block-busting exhibition Modern British Sculpture, filling the Main Galleries (until 7 April 2011). But this palace of the arts in the heart of London houses a number of historic institutions within its wings, and in the premises of the Geological Society a new Architecture Programme has just been launched with ten panels and lectures running until 21st May 2011.Critic's Choice brin...

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