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YOUNG DIRECTORS & ACTORS DISCUSS OEUVRE ON DAY 5 OF 42ND IFFI,GOA

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 Argentinian director Pablo Cesor, whose Argentine-Benin co-production Orillas delves into the subject of the people of African descent in Buenos Aires says Argentinians have for long been in denial about the African presence. I wanted to tackle the subject of social justice." Next on the agenda is a film on Rabindranath Tagore and his Latin American connections. Mr Cesor says he became interested in the subject after an interaction with the Indian Ambassador to Argentina, which Tago...

Busan West Asian Film Festival

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Chapman University’s Dodge College of Film and Media Arts, recognized as one of the premiere film schools in the United States, in continued partnership with South Korea’s Busan International Film Festival (BIFF), Asia’s largest film festival, today announced the official program for the upcoming Busan West Asian Film Festival, November 11-13 in Orange, Calif.Busan West 2011 will feature eleven feature films from five countries: China, Korea, Philippines, Taiwan and Vietnam. Three of thos...

Films to compete at 2nd Malatya International Film Festival are announced

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After the last year’s tremendously successful first festival, Malatya Film Festival is now getting ready to bring the most exciting films to the audience between 18th to 24th November this year.With the support of the Malatya Apricot Research, Development and Promotion Foundation and Malatya Governorship, festival is led by Malatya Governor Ulvi Saran and organized by Global Mass Communication Studies Foundation. The pre-jury  members Professor Doctor Oguz Onaran, Associate Doctor Berrin Ya...

The Artifice

Director: JOSE ENRIQUE MARCH.
What if a filmmaker's mind begins to lose? What if he does not distinguish between reality and fiction? All mirrors always have two sides... Quique's mind, a former film director failed, is lost. So, settle with him to help her sister Martha, an actress of limited success, and the nurse Amador. Thereafter, they both witness the decay of a creator where, as a cog missing pieces will be shutting down. Little by little, Quique likes and dislikes, their own ghosts and memories of the characters in his films, get hold of his sanity to integrate into their daily lives. Despite the care, the confusion of Quique accelerates and he happily gives himself to the fiction of a nearby tribute. Then, his whole life becomes a real movie, an Artifice...

Films to compete at 2nd Malatya International Film Festival

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After the last year's tremendously successful first festival, Malatya Film Festival is now getting ready to bring the most exciting films to the audience between 18th to 24th November this year.   With the support of the Malatya Apricot Research, Development and Promotion Foundation and Malatya Governorship, festival is led by Malatya Governor Ulvi Saran and organized by Global Mass Communication Studies Foundation. The pre-jury  members Professor Doctor Oguz Onaran, Associ...

11th annual Producers Lab filmmakers selected

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Film Independent, the non-profit arts organization that produces the Film Independent Spirit Awards and Los Angeles Film Festival has announced the filmmakers and projects selected for its 11th annual Producers Lab. Sponsored by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, the seven-week program takes place in Los Angeles and is designed to help producers improve their craft, and move their current projects into production in a nurturing, yet challenging creative environment. Film Independent has also awarde...

Futures of Entertainment Examines State of Media Industry

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Media Scholars and Experts Gather at MIT for Fifth Annual Conference Crowdsourcing, privacy, location-based technologies and producer/audience collaboration are among the pressing issues at the forefront of the futures of entertainment and media. Thought leaders from the media, entertainment and marketing industries will gather alongside media studies scholars in Cambridge to discuss these subjects at next...

Magmart Videoart Festival: video under Volcano

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MAGMART | VIDEO UNDER VOLCANOInternational Videoart Festival - VII EditionIs now starting the new edition of Magmart, the well-know and wide participated Festival of videoart.Our call for entry is open to all artists, without limits of age or nationality. We invite you to participate, and to spread the world about - on your blog, your website, among your artist friends, on art-related portal and website of your country.Read the rules, connect to our website, and be one of us! RULESThe Festival i...

Bong Joon-ho to Receive Busan West Icon Award and present “The Host” in 3D

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  Influential Director Bong Joon-ho to Receive Busan West Icon Award and Present Opening Night Film - The North American Premiere of "The Host" in 3D   Chapman University's Dodge College of Film and Media Arts, recognized as one of the premiere film schools in the United States, in continued partnership with South Korea's Busan International Film Festival (BIFF), Asia's largest film festival, is proud to announce the Busan West Asian Film Festival, November 11-13 i...

More about the Slovenian Retrospective at the Hammer Museum

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More about “Slovenia Begs to Differ,” a unique retrospective of Slovenian films, 1945-present, that played in September at the Hammer Museum’s Billy Wilder Theater. It was curated by Vera Mijojlic, artistic director of the South East European Film Festival (SEE FEST) and Shannon Kelley, head of public programs at UCLA’s Film and Television Archive, with special thanks to Nerina T. Kocjancic of the Slovenian Film Center.   My second Slovenian film experience feat...

Antalya Golden Orange Film Festival ready to begin

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48th International Antalya Golden Orange Film Festival, one of the most prestigious cinema events of Turkey’s arts and culture scene, will be held from 8th to 14th October 2011. With the support of Antalya Metropolitan Municipality, the Festival is organized by the Antalya Culture and Art Foundation (AKSAV).Antalya Golden Orange Film Festival, held annually since 1963 is the most important International film festival in Turkey. Taking place amongst the palm lined boulevards, and sun drenched ...

GUAM, USA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL ANNOUNCES JURY AND NOMINEES

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GUAM, USA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL ANNOUNCES JURY AND NOMINEES HAGATÑA, GUAM, USA (September 13, 2011) – The Guam International Film Festival (GIFF) announced the members of their 2011 Official Grand Jury, comprised of four industry professionals with extensive media experience in the global film community. GIFF executive director, Don Muna, says ”Given the credentials of the 2011 jury panel,  I’m confident that we’re sending the clear message to the world that we consid...

The Sand Clock

Director: Razibul Hossain.
An old man, Zoology Professor Kuhel Ahmed, faces death. The things happening in his life is quite normal for anyone. But, how is it to himself? What happens to his inner self, in his consciousness, in his thoughts at that moment in life when the living people are wistful about their long life and the dead are only memory to him? He is a loner in the middle of a bridge; helpless in his tension. All barriers of control break loose; things fall apart for him. Professor Ahmed is not a psychologically challenged person. He is absent-minded, reticent as a character. However, thoughts are not always limited to expression only. Thoughts are restless, always on the move. Professor Ahmed looks back into the satisfactions of his life’s achievements as well as the real pictures for all his shortcomings. He is nostalgic as the certainty of end of life awaits him. Professor Ahmed is single as he defies leaving behind a generation. He knows all the patterns of human diversity like his palms. Life, to him, is nothing but carrier of a mathematical progression. This belief popped into him through the practices of science. He knows beyond this belief human race is going through this progression as they try to mask the superstition of heredity and surroundings. Therefore, he argues at the close of his life. Life’s meaning as well as absurdity equally fights within him. Such inner conflict is apparently unseen, unreal. But in man’s own world it is evident and real. This feature film tries to explore that real image of the human race crossing the limits of individuals. Memory and present; everything becomes contemporary. Insights into life is framed in every millisecond.

The 20 Best Movies for Back to School

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Summer is nearly over, and for lots of kids, it's time to go back to school. But before you head off to class, enjoy the last of your days of leisure this summer with a few back-to-school-appropriate films. Whether your idea of a great movie is tongue-in-cheek satire or an inspirational story of triumph, there's a back to school movie for you, and we've listed 20 of the best ones here. There are, of course, many more great movies appropriate for back to school viewing, but we believe thes...

TERENCE MALLICK'S THE TREE OF LIFE - MOVIE REVIEW

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*The Tree of Life* Starring: Brad Pitt, Sean Penn, Jessica Chastain, Hunter McCracken, Laramie Eppler, Tye Sheridan, Fiona Shaw, Cole Cockburn, Will Wallace Director: Terrence Malick     The bookends of the Bible, Genesis and Revelation,  tell us about the Tree of Life. In the garden of Eden,there was only one such tree; the Book of Revelation assures us there will be many such in the Holy City. For the writer(s) of Proverbs  the Tree symbolised four wonderful truths: Wisdom, ri...

Concordia University Shakespeare Centre Recognizes Hollywood Filmmaker Roland Emmerich with Arts Award

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I had the privilege to work with Roland Emmerich on the release of ID4 (when I was running UGC Fox distribution in France) I am glad to share the news: he will headline Concordia University's Shakespeare Authorship Research Centre's Fall Conference Sept. 6-9 in Portland, Ore. Emmerich's new film, Anonymous, speculates on a centuries-old question – did William Shakespeare really write the works attributed to him? – and offers one possible answer. At the conference, Emmerich will ...

Rounders Review: best poker film ever?

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Rounders takes the unofficial title of “best poker movie ever” for millions of poker fans and for good reason, as it pulls off the tricky task of dealing with the world of high-stakes poker in a realistic, gritty fashion. Instead of corny scenes and goofball antics it delves into the world of real money poker and the effects, good and bad, it has on the people that gravitate towards that world. Matt Damon stars as Mike McDermott, a young card sharp that’s trying to give up the highs and lo...

2nd Eko International Film Festival opens in Lagos

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The 2nd Eko International Film Festival (EKOIFF) opened Saturday morning in Lagos with the Nigerian premiere of Faruk Lasaki’s romantic thriller “Changing Faces” at the Silverbird Galleria on Victoria Island. The feature of 92 minutes is on the psychological trauma of an illicit affair caused by the transference of spirits through sex. Many people came for the opening day graced by top Nigerian entertainment journalists including Shaibu Husseini of The Guardian who was later ...

Chichester International Film Festival to celebrate its 20th anniversary

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This August will mark the 20th Chichester International Film Festival, the biggest and most prestigious of its kind on the South Coast. Running from August 18 to September 4, 2011, the festival promises to bring cinema enthusiasts 18 days plus two separate pre-festival open air screenings crammed with premieres, special events and a shoalful of guests to celebrate the festival’s 20th anniversary.Over the last five years past premieres – English or UK firsts – previews, and new releases at ...

film review X MEN FIRST CLASS

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  X-MEN FIRST CLASS Starring James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender,   Kevin Bacon, Rose Byrne, Jennifer Lawrence, Beth Goddard, Nicholas Hoult, Edi Gathegi, Caleb Landry Jones, Zoe Kravitz, Laurence Belcher,  Bill Milner Director Matthew Vaughn  Unlike some young people we know who sigh when we beg them to read books, or  look aghast when we cry over Sydney Carton's final moments  in "A Tale of Two Cities", the...

film review GREEN LANTERN

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Green Lantern Starring:Ryan Reynolds, Peter Sarsgaard, Blake Lively, Mark Strong,Tim Robbins, Jay O. Sanders, Angela Basset, Temuera Morrison, Taika Waititi and Geoffrey Rush (voice) Director: Martin Campbell Green Lantern, as those of you who've grown  up reading comics well know, is a hero with several histories.   Director Martin  (Casino Royale) Campbell's green dude is an amalgamation of all these strands, even as Sinestro (Mark Strong) is a far cry from his villainous  moni...

NEWSLETTER N° 512: june 8, 2011

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7 .............                                                                                                                                                          NEWSLETTER N° 512: june 8, 2011 Follow this LINK if you cannot read the newsletter properly    Contact the Editor to Advertise with us  This weekly newsletter reaches 111 000 film professionals. ...

Walt Disney Production and Jap Anime On Annecy Festival International Du Film D’ Animation

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Following the busy 3 days of Festival International Du Film D´ Animation, Annecy, France, FIPRESCI Jurists, the selection of 2011; Mathilde Lorit from the French Rolling Stone, Gabriel Barrera, professor of film from Turin University in Italy and Radmila Djurica, a film critic from Serbia, the festival made a strong impression on us. Regarding the fantastic organization of many events , red carpet of the well known names in the world of animation industry and potent new coming market of th...

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 ...

USA film Festival short film winners announced

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USA FILM FESTIVAL ANNOUNCES WINNERS OF THE 33RD ANNUAL NATIONAL SHORT FILM & VIDEO COMPETITION The USA Film Festival announced the Winners of the 33rd Annual National Short Film & Video Competition. The awards program took place on Closing Night of the 41st Annual USA Film Festival in Dallas. Chosen from over 600 U.S. entries, the winners included: FIRST PLACE / FICTION $1,000 The Interview, Michelle Steffes, director FIRST PLACE / ANIM...

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