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London Film Festival awards De rouille et d'os

The 56th BFI London Film Festival, in partnership with American Express announced the winners at its high profile awards ceremony, at Banqueting House, Whitehall, SW1 this evening.   Hosted by Sue Perkins the four awards were presented by some of the most respected figures in the film world. BEST FILM: RUST AND BONE, directed by Jacques Audiard Presented in partnership with American Express and celebrating the most original, intelligent and distinctive filmmaking in the Festival, t...

16th NY Sephardic Jewish Film Festival Video Coverage

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By Maria Esteves – March 25, 2012 The 16th New York Sephardic Jewish Film Festival 2012 (NYSJFF 2012) was held at the Center for Jewish History, March 15-22, 2012. Presented by the American Sephardi Federation in collaboration with Yeshiva University Museum, this year’s festival showcased films that illuminated the scope of the Sephardic Jewish experience from filmmakers throughout the world. ASF Chair Cultural Programs Florence Tatistcheff presented writer/director Izza Genini the Lifeti...

16th NY Sephardic Jewish Film Fest Closing Night Premiere of Iraq n Roll Photo Coverage

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By Maria Esteves – March 25, 2012 The 16th New York Sephardic Jewish Film Festival 2012 (NYSJFF2012) closing night premiere documentary of IRAQ n ROLL, directed by Gill Gaon, was held at the Center for Jewish History, Thursday, March 22, 2012. Hosted by the American Sephardi Federation (ASF) in association with Yeshiva University Museum, the Pomegranate Award presented by ASF director Lynn Winters and renowned sculptor Oded Halahmy, Pomegranate Gallery, OH Foundation for the Arts, Inc., we...

16th NY Sephardic Jewish Film Fest Premiere of Iraq n Roll Now on DVD

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By Maria Esteves – March 25, 2012 The 16th New York Sephardic Jewish Film Festival 2012 (NYSJFF2012) closing night premiere documentary of IRAQ n ROLL, directed by Gill Gaon, was held at the Center for Jewish History, Thursday, March 22, 2012. Hosted by the American Sephardi Federation (ASF) in association with Yeshiva University Museum, the Pomegranate Award presented by ASF director Lynn Winters and renowned sculptor Oded Halahmy, Oded Halahmy Foundation for the Arts, Inc., went to...

Danish Royal Couple Princess Mary And Prince Frederik In Sydney, Bondi Beach And Circular Quay, by Eva Rinaldi

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Danish Royal Couple Princess Mary And Prince Frederik In Sydney, Bondi Beach And Circular Quay, by Eva Rinaldi - 20th November 2011 The Danish Royal Couple, Princess Mary and her husband Crown Prince Frederik of Denmark have been greeted by a warm welcome at Bondi, by locals and royal followers, as they visited the famous Sculpture by the Sea exhibition. New South Wales Premier Barry O'Farrell welcomed the royal coupl...

BFI London festival awards We need to talk about Kevin

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    The 55th BFI London Film Festival announced the winners at its high profile awards ceremony at London's LSO St Luke's October 26th.    Hosted by Marcus Brigstocke, the four awards were presented by some of the most respected figures in the film world.   BEST FILM: WE NEED TO TALK ABOUT KEVIN, directed by Lynne Ramsay Celebrating the most original, intelligent and distinctive filmmaking in the Festival, the Best Film award, ...

Mary Tyler Moore will receive the Screen Actors Guild Life Achievement

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Renowned actress, producer and humanitarian Mary Tyler Moore will receive Screen Actors Guild (SAG)’s most prestigious accolade – the Screen Actors Guild Life Achievement Award. Moore created a new paradigm for female leads in television, won top honors for her courageous performances in film, television and on stage, produced some of the most lauded television programs of all time, and for thirty years, has served as a tireless advocate giving hope to all those afflicted with Type 1...

Honorary Golden Bear 2011

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 The Berlinale awards an Honorary Golden Bear to important film personalities. The award honors a particularly outstanding oeuvre or film career and is regularly given to the guest of honour of the Homage. Additional Honorary Golden Bears can be given independently of the Homage section. The Honorary Golden Bear is awarded during a festive ceremony usually followed by the screening of a film in the Berlinale Special programme. The Honorary Golden Bear is visually identical to the festival's hig...

Berlinale Awards

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The Awards of the International Jury 2011 Golden Bear for Best Film Jodaeiye Nader az Simin (Nader And Simin, A Separation) by Asghar Farhadi   Asghar Farhadi Silver Bear - The Jury Grand Prix A torinói ló (The Turin Horse) by Béla Tarr Silver Bear - Best Director Ulrich Köhler for Schlafkrankheit (Sleeping Sickness) Ulrich Köhler Silver Bear - Best Actress ...

It's Awards Time in Berlin

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The Awards of the International Jury 2011 Golden Bear for Best FilmJodaeiye Nader az Simin (Nader And Simin, A Separation) by Asghar Farhadi Asghar Farhadi Silver Bear - The Jury Grand Prix A torinói ló (The Turin Horse) by Béla Tarr Silver Bear - Best Director Ulrich Köhler for Schlafkrankheit (Sleeping Sickness) Ulrich Köhler Silver Bear - Best Actress to the actress-ensemble in Jodaeiye Nader az Simin (Nader And Simin, A Separation) by Asghar Farhadi Sareh Bayat, Sarina Farhadi, Lei...

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...

"Keep it Short" as Miami Shorts FF highlights the ultra-short

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    The Miami Short Film Festival (MsFF) celebrated its Opening Night with incredible fanfare on Monday, November 15, 2010.  There were great expectations and its patrons were once again rewarded with a delightful night of shorts. It was splendid to see the number of patrons who remained for the Q&A that followed the night's screening, featuring Jeffrey Ruggles and Kristen Slaysmen, director and leading lady of Queen's Day. &nb...

Matthew Modine Feted As Global Citizen

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  Film, at its most loftiest, can be a unifying force on the planet and the people who work in it, both in front and behind the camera, can be its "global citizens". That is the spirit that has inspired the Martha's Vineyard International Film Festival (MVIFF) to bestow their first ever Global Citizen Award to actor/activist Matthew Modine. The award, created by local sculptor Barney Zeitz, will be presented on Saturday, September 11, 2010, following the screening of TH...

Matthew Modine accepts Global Citizen award at Martha's Vineyard Festival

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Renowned actor Matthew Modine will receive the MV International Film Festival's first annual "Global Citizen" award.The award, created by Vineyard sculptor Barney Zeitz, will be presented on Saturday, September 11, 2010. Mr. Modine's new film " The Trial," directed by Gary Wheeler and to be released by 20th Century Fox, will screen at 7:30 at the Capawock Theatre on Vineyard Haven's Main Street. The award presentation and a Q&A with audience members will immediately follow the screening. Mr. Ma...

Sarajevo Film Festival

actress Melissa Papel and director Ari Folman at the Sarajevo Film Festival Ari Folman is the director of one of my favorite films ever, Waltz With Bashir (2008). interview here with Ari Folman and interviewer Farai Gundan: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M8lnHy6_OUU   And one on one interview with Melissa Papel below:   In my interview with actress Melis

Revelation – Program Director’s picks

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Rev opens this Thursday with a bumper 10 day program of film screenings, events and soirees. Program director Jack Sargeant gives us his highlights from this year's program. Revelation opens this Thursday July 8 and runs until Sunday 18 July at the Astor Cinema, Mt Lawley. "Undoubtedly the highlight for local filmmakers is the Jon Reiss workshop on marketing and distribution. Having an international guest of his standing come and deliver - really deliver - such valuable knowledge is something...

Torino Film Festival full line up

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the 27th Torino Film Festival Torino Grand Prix Starting this year, the Torino Film Festival presents Torino Grand Prix, an award which is given each year to filmmakers who, from the surfacing of the nouvelles vagues on, have helped renew the film language, create new aesthetic models and communicate the new trends that are the basis of the most interesting works of contemporary cinema. This year, the prize will be given to Emir Kusturica, for the inventiveness o...

London Film Festival announces winners

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The Times BFI 53rd London Film Festival announced its winners at the high profile awards ceremony held at London's Inner Temple this evening.  Hosted by journalist and broadcaster, Paul Gambaccini, the six awards were presented by some of the most respected figures in the film world.   BEST FILM In recognition of original, intelligent and distinctive filmmaking, the new award for Best Film was judged by an international jury chaired by Anjelica Huston and fellow jurors J...

London Film Festival announced its winners

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The Times BFI 53rd London Film Festival announced its winners at the high profile awards ceremony held at London’s Inner Temple this evening. Hosted by journalist and broadcaster, Paul Gambaccini, the six awards were presented by some of the most respected figures in the film world.BEST FILMIn recognition of original, intelligent and distinctive filmmaking, the new award for Best Film was judged by an international jury chaired by Anjelica Huston and fellow jurors John Akomfrah, Jarvis Cocker...

new awards from The London Festival

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The Times BFI 53rd London Film Festival will host a dedicated awards ceremony on 28 October at which two new awards will be presented – the Best Film Award and Best British Newcomer – in addition to Festival accolades The Sutherland Trophy and The Times BFI London Film Festival Grierson Award. Two prestigious BFI Fellowships will also be bestowed at the high profile ceremony to be held at London’s Inner Temple and hosted by the celebrated journalist and broadcaster, Paul Gambaccini. Winner...

Meet The Jurors of the ERA New Horizons International Film Festival

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  Sebastian Lelio (Chilean director) by Sandy Mandelberger, Online Dailies Editor The hardest working band of professionals at this year’s ERA New Horizons International Film Festival, which closes today in Wroclaw, Poland, are undoubtedly the juries that have been viewing films from all over the world in the main Festival competitions. As the Festival headed into its final days, the juries moved from viewing and evaluating the films into the rigors of that favorite bl...

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...

The Rekindling of Indonesian Cinema at FarEast Udine Festival

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Forbidden Door BEHIND THE FORBIDDEN DOOR Indonesian Cinema was supposed to be dead ! After a flourishing of interesting films in the sixties in that country, little has been known about the sector, but the presence of several NEW WAVE filmakers in their 30s  at Udine FarEast Festival with their latest features, sparks new interest by their unexpected avant garde styles. One of these is the quirky thriller THE FORBIDDEN DOOR by Joko Anwar. After some colourful pinki...

The Editing Process For Why Hire a Killer?

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I'm currently in post-production with our 2nd feature film titled Why Hire a Killer? Now half way through the editing processs, this effort  has been interesting. Meshing subtle special effects to give the film the desired believability challenging. I like to create,  like a painter or sculptor,  images that convey what I feel express the movie's intent-which was manifested and continues to be harvested by me in an editing room in the west village. WHK was shot on location in New York Cit...

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