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Pandora and her Zagreb!

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Pandora by J. W. Waterhouse FANTASTIC ZAGREB FILM FESTIVAL was my first trip to Croatia’s comely capital. When I arrived, I had the fright of my life at 6:00am my first morning. My room was broken into by a creepy tall man and who knows what would have happened if I had not been awake at that early hour (jetlag!), if I had not been facing the door as he began opening it. Well, to make a long story short, nothing better than a hair-raising real life experience to start off an equally bloodcurd...

7th Annual HollyShorts Film Festival Takes off August 11-18 at Various Locations in Hollywood, CA

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7th Annual HollyShorts Film Festival Takes off August 11-18 at Various Locations in Hollywood, CA Hollywood, July 16, 2011—The organizers of HollyShorts (www.hollyshorts.com) have announced the full lineup for the 7th annual HollyShorts Film Festival, which takes place August 11-18 in various locations throughout Hollywood. Acclaimed writer Jamie Linden (Dear John, We Are Marshall) will premiere his short film “The Envelope in the Glovebox” which he used to pitch into the ...

Butterfly Wings

Director: Sanjay Arora.
Based on a true story of a handicapped woman ( Story of Hope,Inspiration and Courage) Neha Bhatia, free-spirited and fun-loving who takes life for granted ends up a victim of a fatal accident, leaving her with a severe brain stem injury resulting in quadri-paralysis and comatose. Thus begins the journey of Neha?s recovery, unexpected but not impossible. A journey that explores unconditional love and support from Ayesha, Neha's older sister. Ayesha?s immense belief in her sister and undying faith in their sisterly bond becomes the spine of the film. Neha eventually sheds her inhibitions of insecurities and becomes an inspiration to other people through her independence. Sometimes even the eyes that see may not have the vision to inspire or be inspired ? it unfortunately takes a tragic happening to realise that life is not to be taken for granted. That life is a blessing to be counted and appreciated everyday and to be celebrated with unconditional love.

Cinema Q Film Festival - July 14th - 17th

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Opening Night Film:PHOTOS OF ANGIE7pm - Thursday, July 14th This haunting yet hopeful documentary tells the story of Angie Zapata, a transgender teen who was murdered in rural Greeley, Colorado in 2008. The film moves between the trial of her killer, Angie's brief life and self-discovery told through family and friends, and the fruition of national hate crime legislation with Angie's case very much in the foreground as it was the first time that a transgender murderer was successfully prosecut...

AWARDS & NOMINATIONS 2011

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Silver Princess Statuette (replica of the original "The Palace" statue of Ilijana, daughter of the Romanian Queen Mary of Edingburg) The voices of this year's directors show more clearly than ever that people from all nations are bonded by the same love, loss and laughter. Whether from Africa, Asia, America, Europe, Australia, New Zealand or the Middle East we are one in our needs and emotions. Perhaps in the 21st century the hand written note has been replaced by th...

Coyote & Road Runner versus Short Film Competition

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While Coyote’s epic quest to capture the Road Runner capture a lot of attention on festival, Joann Sfar and Antoine Delesvaux's The Rabbi's Cat won the Feature Film Crystal at the Annecy Animation Film Festival on Saturday, The Cat was judged by many to be one of the most striking French animation debuts lately. A Japanese drama cartoon about a soul reborn in the body of a suicidal teenager, Colorful won The Best Asian Anime Award in a feature film competition. Moreover, another high-concept p...

Cape Winelands Film Festival 2011 Awards

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2011 Awards FEATURE FILMS Grand Prix Award : Princess - Dir. Arto Halonen (Finland) Best Director Award : Marko Raat - Snow Queen ( Estonia) Special Mention : Do Elephants Pray ? - Dir. Paul Hills (UK) DOCUMENTARIES Best Documentary Award : The World according to Ion B - Dir. Alexander Nanau (Romania) Best South African Documentary Award : Afrikaaps - Dir. Dylan Valley (South Africa) Special Mention : There Once Was an Island - Dir Briar March (New Zealan...

Independent Film Quarterly Film & New Media will honor filmmaker Angela Hinton

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"NYIFF TO HONOR AWARD-WINNING DOCUMENTARY  "ANIMATION: A PALETTE OF POSSIBILITIES" DURING THE 2011 CANNES FILM FESTIVAL"   Independent Film Quarterly Film & New Media (IFQNMF) is pleased to announce that it will honor multi-award winning documentary filmmaker Angela Hinton at a special celebration during the 64th annual Cannes Film Festival.  IFQNMF festival president Dan Frank will throw an invitation-only party on Sunday May 15th at the Pe...

Documentary filmmaker Angela Hinton to be honored in Cannes

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Independent Film Quarterly Film & New Media (IFQNMF) is pleased to announce that it will honor multi-award winning documentary filmmaker Angela Hinton at a special celebration during the 64th annual Cannes Film Festival. IFQNMF festival president Dan Frank will throw an invitation-only party on Sunday May 15th at the Penthouse Terrance on the Croisette overlooking the Mediterranean. The guest list will also include press buyers, distributors and A-list personalities as well as fellow IFQNMF and...

Seattle International Film Festival highlights

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    Film Industry Luminaries Ewan McGregor, Warren Miller, Al Pacino Scheduled to Appear The 37th Seattl...

Children of the Princess of Cleves at SFIFF54

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Yesterday at the San Francisco International I saw the North American premiere of documentary Children of the Princess of Cleves, by French neuroscientist turned filmmaker Regis Sauder.  Cleves portrays students of a high school literature class in Marseilles who are reading and studying the 17th century French novel La Princesse de Cleves. The first thing I like about this documentary is how relatable it is: most of us can remember back to highschool required reading. We follo...

Select SFIFF Films will be Made Available to Festival Scope Members Worldwide

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  Select SFIFF Films will be Made Available to Festival Scope Members Worldwide The San Francisco International Film Festival (April 21-May 5) is excited to announce that the Festival has been invited to join Festival Scope, a new Internet platform that allows programming of selected film festivals to be viewed online by film professionals around the world.   "We see the participation of SFIFF in Festival Scope as a substantial benefit for the works programmed...

54th San Francisco International Film Festival Presents New Series of Master Classes and Salons

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Conversations Offer Opportunities for Deeper Audience Engagement with Festival Films and Filmmakers The 54th San Francisco International Film Festival (April 21–May 5) will present two new Conversations series designed to deepen and enhance the Festival experience, giving filmgoers the opportunity to go a step beyond the post-screening Q&A. An extension of the Film Society’s year-round Film Craft & Film Studies program, Master Classes are an opportunity to engage with special ...

Exporting Raymond w/ Guest Appearance by Phil Rosenthal

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Cinefest 2011 produced by Philadelphia Cinema Alliance under the Artistic Direction of Josh Goldbloom, opened last evening with two films, Exporting Raymond and The Catechism Cataclysm.  I had ever intention of seeing both films; I'd heard good things about Cataclysm and it also was to have a post Q & A with the filmmaker and the cast.  However, I was on such a helium high from cackling uncontrollably throughout this comedic documentary chronicling Phil Rosenthal's misadventu...

International Family Film Festival awards

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International Family Film Festival 2011 IFFF AWARD RECIPIENTS IFFF Spirit Award 48 Below!Director: Michael ArchamboSterling Crown Studios IFFF Pearl AwardChristmas BunnyDirector/Producer/Writer: Tom SeidmanHoney Creek Pictures, LLC IFFF Top Applause AwardHannah’s GoldDirector: Joel SouzaVisualeyes Productions2011 IFFF FEATURE FILMSWinner:Best Feature – DramaChristmas Angel, SunWorld PicturesFinalist:Best Feature – DramaCooper, MSNations Productions Winner:Best Feature - Foreign DramaHorizo...

International Family Film Festival fetes Winners

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16th edition of annual fest bestows awards to conclude a five-day run at Raleigh StudiosThe 16th International Family Film Festival wound to a close Sunday night with an awards program including the presentation of the annual “Friz Award” for Excellence in Animation Arts, which this year was bestowed to legendary voice actor Bill Farmer, known for his portrayal of Disney’s Goofy and many other animated characters.The 2011 IFFF awards celebration was held in the Chaplin Theater at Raleigh S...

13th TDF documentary film lineup

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film still from MY SWEET CANARY (2011), opening film for 13th TDF 13th THESSALONIKI DOCUMENTARY FESTIVAL Images of the 21st Century March 11 – 20, 2011 The 13th Thessaloniki Documentary Festival - Images of the 21st Century, part of the Thessaloniki International Film Festival, presents approximately 220 films (shorts and features) by directors from all over the world, as well as a full parallel events program (previously announced on February 25). OPENING FILM ...

Film Independent launches a Documentary Lab

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Film Independent, the non-profit arts organization that produces the Spirit Awards and the Los Angeles Film Festival, has launched a new Documentary Lab, sponsored by Latino Public Broadcasting, with 14 filmmakers and 9 projects participating. Taking place in Los Angeles, the Documentary Lab is an intensive seven-week program, with a main focus of assisting documentary filmmakers on their works-in-progress and providing creative feedback. All of the Film Independent Labs are designed to suppor...

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...

A French Feast For Cinema Lovers

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  It is a longstanding amour fou......the crazy love New Yorkers have for all things French, and the French appreciation of New York as its cultural cousin. For both sides, the yearly Rendez-Vous With French Cinema program, which is now running in several venues around New York City, is both an erotic embrace and a dazzling dance. For francophiles and film buffs, it is a film feast. Presented by the Film Society at Lincoln Center and Unifrance, the 16th edition offers its customary ho...

French Cinema Now

The San Francisco Film Society, in association with the French-American Cultural Society, the French Consulate of San Francisco and Unifrance USA, presents French Cinema Now, Thursday, October 28Wednesday, November 3, at Landmark’s Embarcadero Center Cinema, One Embarcadero Center, Promenade Level. The weeklong annual festival brings the most significant new work from one of the world’s most renowned filmmaking countries to discerning Bay Area audiences. FCN covers a broad spectrum of subject matter and genres, builds a comprehensive picture of the current moment in French cinema and delivers some of the country’s most vital filmmakers in person to San Francisco audiences.

The Göteborg Film Festival is up and running

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  34th Göteborg International Film Festival has now started. At the inauguration ceremony the American director and screenwriter Charlie Kaufman received the festival's new Honorary Dragon Award. We have ten days ahead of us with no fewer than 443 films from 76 countries, 750 screenings at 18 salons.   Apart from the honorary award two other prizes were handed out at the inauguration ceremony at the Draken cinema. This year the Göteborg Film Award (50 000 SEK) went to Andrea...

Anne Hathaway playing Catwoman in the Dark Knight Rises

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The next Batman installment, “The Dark Knight Rises,” will feature Hathaway as Catwoman. Hathaway rose to prominence largely featuring in Disney teen comedies. Hardy has been cast as “Bane,” who will likely be the chief bad guy in the film. It will be the final within the series from director Nolan. He won’t be getting any more unsecured loans to produce more films. Post resource - Anne Hathaway confirmed as Catwoman in the Dark Knight Rises by MoneyBlogNewz. Ann Hathaway hired ...

The Danes and after at BAFTA

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London's equivalent to Hollywood's Academy is called-for short- BAFTA and it occupies luxurious premises on the historic Piccadilly street (not to be confused with the nearby Piccadilly Circus, which has nothing to do with P.T.Barnum) in the heart of the British capital. For many years it was considered a rather staid place and organisation, the British Academy of Film and Television Arts, but in recent years after some interior revamping and probably thanks to some lively new personnel on the...

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