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Montréal FFM gives its awards

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  The festival delivered a classic ceremony for the 36th edition of the FFM. The audience and media seem to share the views of the jury, Wings was th emost controversial of the award winners "The Flower Square", my personal favorite, was awarded a "freedom of speech award". Krsto Papic 's the croatian master suffered from political controversy around his message on the corruption of the croatian authorities and the mafia.       JURY...

Inauguration of the Locarno's 65th edition

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The 65th edition of the Festival del film Locarno will open on Wednesday 1 August. At the traditional Welcome Cocktail - attended by Federal Councilor Alain Berset and by Mayor of the City of Locarno and Vice-President of the Festival Carla Speziali, as well as by representatives from cultural institutions and Swiss and Ticino politicians - President Marco Solari and Artistic Director Olivier Père will open this edition, in the presence of the numerous directors, actors and film pro...

Tallgrass Film Association Brings Award Winning Filmmakers to Wichita

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Producer and Director Emily Lou will attend the Tallgrass Special Screening of her supernatural comedy film THE SELLING on July 13 at the Wichita-Sedgwick County Historical Museum. THE SELLING (trailer here) follows Richard Scarry, a too-honest-for-his-own-good real estate agent who buys a property to flip for a profit...only to discover the house is haunted. “It’s a comedic story about ghosts, demonic possession, and real estate that is fun for both kids and adults,” explains pr...

2012 Los Angeles Greek Film Festival Reflects Greece's Struggles

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Twenty-two feature and short narrative and documentary films, a screenwriting master class, and a tribute to the late director Theo Angelopoulos-as well as gala opening and closing nights and the annual Orpheus Awards ceremony-aimed at "Defeating the Crisis Through The Viewfinder" May 31 - June 3rd, 2012 "There is no more timely reflection of Greece's struggles than the one offered by its burgeoning cinema," stated Ersi Danou, Co-Founder/Artistic Director...

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2012 LOS ANGELES GREEK FILM FESTIVAL LINEUP REFLECTS GREECE’S STRUGGLES

LA Greek Fest reveals a socially concerned line up

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  2012 LOS ANGELES GREEK FILM FESTIVAL LINEUP REFLECTS GREECE'S STRUGGLES Twenty-two feature and short narrative and documentary films, a screenwriting master class, and a tribute to the late director Theo Angelopoulos-as well as gala opening and closing nights and the annual Orpheus Awards ceremony-aimed at "Defeating the Crisis Through The Viewfinder" May 31 - June 3rd, 2012 "There is no more timely reflection of Greece's struggles than the one offered...

WorldFest-Houston International Film Festival Wraps 45th Season ~ Lots of Kicks with Indie Flicks!

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              WorldFest-Houston, the third longest-running International Film Festival in North America, celebrated the conclusion of its 10-day run of film, fun and fanfare in its 45th annual independent film showcase with a 17% increase in box-office!  With two engaging luminaries receiving the WorldFest Remi Lifetime Achievement Award this year, Louis Gossett, Jr. on opening weekend and the inimitable Sally Kirkland on closing, WorldFest bookended this year’s ...

2012 Tribeca Film Festival Opening Press Conference Coverage

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By Maria Esteves – April 19, 2012 The 11th Annual 2012 Tribeca Film Festival (TFF 2012) presented by founding partner American Express Opening Day Press Conference Breakfast was held at the 92Y Tribeca, New York, Wednesday, April 18, 10:00 AM. TFF speakers who officially opened the 2012 Tribeca Film Festival included Chief Creative Officer Geoffrey Gilmore, Tribeca Enterprises; artistic director Frederic Boyer, and director of programming Genna Terranova, moderated by executive director Nan...

2012 Tribeca Film Festival Opening Press Conference Coverage

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By Maria Esteves – April 19, 2012 The 11th Annual 2012 Tribeca Film Festival (TFF 2012) presented by founding partner American Express Opening Day Press Conference Breakfast was held at the 92Y Tribeca, New York, Wednesday, April 18, 10:00 AM. TFF speakers who officially opened the 2012 Tribeca Film Festival included Chief Creative Officer Geoffrey Gilmore, Tribeca Enterprises; artistic director Frederic Boyer, and director of programming Genna Terranova, moderated by ex...

2012 Film Independent Spirit Awards Nominees Video Announcement

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The Spirit Awards celebrates artist-driven filmmaking and recognizes the finest achievements of today’s independent filmmakers.                                     2012 FILM INDEPENDENT SPIRIT AWARD NOMINATIONS ANNOUNCED - $115,000 in grants to be awarded to filmmakers - LOS ANGELES (Novembe...

Some experiences outside the screening room in Rotterdam Fest

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IFFR’s For Real offers cinematic experiences outside the screening roomThe theme programme For Real, part of International Film Festival Rotterdam’s main section Signals, presents a series of cinematic experiences outside the screening room. Festival visitors participate not only as an extra or actor, but may even become a filmmaker in the HOME MOVIE FACTORY by Michel Gondry. Another spectacular event within For Real is EYE TRAP in which the Metropole Orchestra plays a soundtrack, composed f...

I Know Why You're Single Vol 1

Director: Andrew Skinner Jr .
Drew acts as a defense attorney for men with the help of his, "I know why you're single checklist" proving that single women are to blame for their single status. Not men

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Director: Roy Dames.
An observational documentary about 5 Dutch youngsters from Moroccan origin in Rotterdam followed by the camera from 2003 upto 2011, during the increasing tension in Dutch society between moslim immigrants and the original Dutch population. This find it's peak in the killing of Theo van Gogh, filmmaker and journalist by a moslim fundamentalist. This film is taken from the perspective of the youngsters

Film Independent Spirit Awards announced

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Film Independent, the non-profit arts organization that produces the Spirit Awards and the Los Angeles Film Festival, announced nominations for the 2012 Film Independent Spirit Awards this morning. Anthony Mackie and Kate Beckinsale served as presenters. Nominees for Best Feature include 50/50, Beginners, Drive, Take Shelter, The Descendants and The Artist.Margin Call was selected to receive the annual Robert Altman Award, which is bestowed upon one film’s director, casting director and ense...

"A.L.I.C.E." director interviewed by Canadian festival

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The Silver Wave Film Festival in Fredericton, NB, Canada interviews producer/director Dawn Westlake about her 2010 film "A.L.I.C.E." for the 2011 edition of their festival: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jvwyf65t02I&feature=related ...

" Mysticism " new genre introduced by Shaurya Productions.

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Shaurya Productions is coming up with their first film, "Dhyaan" (Meditation). First time Producer/Director - Chinar Sonawane has  made a wonderful film, its a  hindi film, made in India. The film is shot at 6 different locations in India. Dharamshala, Manali, Cheerapunji, Shillong, Mowlly long andMumbai.  Its a 90 mins film with no intervals.   ...

XXVI. Black International Cinema Berlin 2011 - Festival Impressions

Prof. Donald Muldrow Griffith, Berlin/USA, Co-Founder/Producer/Director/Publisher Fountainhead® Tanz Theatre / Black International Cinema Berlin / The Collegium - Forum & Television Program Berlin / Cultural Zephyr e.V. photo: Michael Jurisch http://www.black-international-cinema.com/BIC11/html/fotos_11/bic11_fotos_may4.html

The Winners of Grossmann Fantastic Film and Wine Festival 2011

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In front of a dedicated vampire crowd, we have announced this year's winners of Grossmann Fantastic Film and Wine Festival in Ljutomer, Slovenia. Without further ado, let us list them: VICIOUS CAT International jury consisting of Dinko Tucaković, Phillip Bergson and Lars Nilsen has decided that Vicious Cat (Best Feature Film award) goes to: THE LAST CIRCUS /BALADA TRISTE DE TROMPETA Spain/France; 2010 Directed by: Alex de la Iglesia Genre: comedy The award was taken by acto...

Murray Lerner at the Academy’s Monday Nights with Oscar NYC

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By Maria Esteves - July 19, 2011   The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (A.M.P.A.S.) “Monday Nights with Oscar” 1967 Academy Award nominated documentary FESTIVAL (1967), produced/directed by Murray Lerner commenced at The Academy Theater (Lighthouse International), New York, Monday, July 18, 7:00 pm. A special onstage discussion with Academy Award winning documentarian Murray Lerner and legendary singer-songwriter Peter Yarrow of Peter, Paul and Mary moderated by AMPAS...

Meet The Cannes Jurors

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  Being a juror for the Competition Section of the Cannes Film Festival is quite the honor. It is perhaps second only to an Oscar nomination in terms of industry prestige and clout. But let’s remember that it is not simply red carpet appearances and having one too many glasses of French champagne at all-night beach orgies. Jurors must view all the films in the Shorts and Features competition titles, which run to more than 30 films total. And then there is the inevitable debate to deter...

Israel Film Festival Spotlights New Film Talents

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  Israeli films have had a strong profile at international film festivals and in the Oscar competitions for the past decade. For the next two weeks, New York area audiences will get a chance to sample the variety, dexterity and quality of contemporary Israeli films as the Israel Film Festival marks its 25th anniversary. The Festival runs through May 19 at the AMC Loews 84th Street Theater on Manhattan’s Upper West Side.  Over a dozen filmmakers will join us from Israel for their film...

WorldFest-Houston Award winners

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WorldFest-Houston International Film Festival Wraps Up 44th Season with 21 World Premieres! WorldFest-Houston, the third longest-running International Film Festival in North America, celebrated the conclusion of its 10-day run of film, fun and fanfare in its 44th annual independent film showcase with a 14% increase in overall audience attendance! Kicking off WorldFest’s Opening Night festivities on Friday, April 8, was the Texas premiere of Chad Waterhouse and Ankush Kholi’s poignant r...

54TH SAN FRANCISCO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL WILL PRESENT KANBAR SCREENWRITING AWARD TO FRANK PIERSON

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 Screenwriter/Director Will Receive Honor at Film Society Awards Night and an Onstage Tribute Featuring Dog Day Afternoon   San Francisco, CA – The San Francisco Film Society announced today that Frank Pierson will be the recipient of the Kanbar Award for excellence in screenwriting at the 54th San Francisco International Film Festival (April 21–May 5). The Kanbar Award, which acknowledges the crucial importance of a script in the production of an exceptional film, will b...

Clint Eastwood is lying in his new 'J.Edgar Hoover" Movie

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Clint Eastwood is full of "horse dung" in his new movie about FBI director, J.Edgar Hoover" staring Leonardo DiCapprio! In my early position with the NCS in America, "The National Crime Syndicate", I worked closly with Meyer Lansky, boss of the old combination, as had my father, " The Honorable William A. Craft ESQ,  and future partner Paul A. DiCocco Sr! Like all young men on their way up in crime, I had to do my 5 years of low end work, in order to learn my tra...

That Side of a Shadow: A Review

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That Side of A Shadow: A Review   So, I ran into these filmmakers at the Santa Barbara Film Festival and told them that when I'm not writing films I do the occasional odd journalism writing for filmfestivals.com and fest21.com. It turns out they love our website because we had done an interview with one of their lead actors, Jonas Fisch, a few months back. Hmm, that name sounded familiar. Wait... hold up, that was me! I wrote the interview with Jonas Fish while I was in...
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