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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...

Black out - Buio

Director: Giulia Oriani.
The tenants of a building meet to defend their “normality” since they feel it threatened by the presence of a new tenant “strange and a foreigner” In a frantic and superstitious autosuggestion, they feel entitled to use any means to defend themselves and what they achieved. The story is about the paradox and the madness behind the racism.

NJ Detective Harry Shortway Junior Dares Making A Run For Political Office in Vernon NJ Five vie for three Vernon seats (WARNING

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NJ Detective Harry Shortway Junior Dares Making A Run For Political Office in Vernon NJ Five vie for three Vernon seats (WARNING TO VOTERS)!!     By ROBERTA FUGATE rjfugate@njherald.com VERNON — Three Republicans and two Independents will compete for three seats on the Vernon Township Committee in Tuesday’s election. Republicans Harry Shortway and Michael Pier are ru...

European Cinema Shines At FLIFF

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  Penelope Cruz in BROKEN EMBRACES (Spain)  European cinema has always had a strong presence at the Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival. This year is no exception as FLIFF showcases a strong collection of films from a mix of emerging and established European film talents.   Most of the European films are situated in the World Cinema section, which is not exclusively but overwhelmingly dominated by European titles. AN ENGLISHMAN IN NEW YORK, UK direct...

European Cinema Shines At FLIFF

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European cinema has always had a strong presence at the Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival. This year is no exception as FLIFF showcases a strong collection of films from a mix of emerging and established European film talents. Most of the European films are situated in the World Cinema section, which is not exclusively but overwhelmingly dominated by European titles. AN ENGLISHMAN IN NEW YORK, UK director Richard Laxton’s biopic on gay icon and wit Quentin Crisp, focuses on the rac...

Robert McKee returns to Portugal

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The most renowned and respected world specialist in the field of screenwriting will once again be in Lisbon on the 13th, 14th and 15th of November, to present the Genre Thriller, Genre Comedy and Genre Love Story Seminars. The event will take place in Lisbon, on the Teatro Aberto for three days. Appealing to a largely diverse public, this seminar takes place over the course of three intense days and is an unique source of knowledge and inspiration to professionals and students connec...

Moment of Force: basic concept in physics

Director: Rafael Joao Ribeiro.

Ben Kingsley and his latest film to open Seville

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His latest film, “Fifty Dead Men Walking”, will open the Festival with the first public screening SEFF ’09 will present Sir Ben Kingsley with the Honorary Giraldillo in recognition of his distinguished career and for his contribution to cinema. Ben Kingsley is one of the undoubted great names of the British stage and one of the most cultivated actors from the fertile, academic English school. He will be receiving the award in the edition which the Festival is dedicating to the United Kingd...

New York: the 2009 New York Film Festival

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Presenting 28 feature and documentary productions the 47th edition of the New York Film Festival running from September 25 through October 11, certainly retained its standing as the premier US showcase for the international films and for presenting the best emerging and recognized international film directors. Culled this year mostly from other festivals the NYFF had few films from the United States (THE ART OF THE STEAL, Don Argott; SWEETGRASS, Ilisa Barbash and Lucien Castaign-Taylor; L...

Raindance Awards announced

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Raindance Film Festival has just announced the juried awards at this years, 17th edition.The Jury has spoken, and offered their congratulations to all the filmmakers for outstanding work. Cosing winners was extremely difficult.To recognise the outstanding achievements of the filmmakers showcased at the 17th Raindance Film Festival in 2009, a number of jury prizes will be awarded. The winners have been announced before the screening of the Closing Night Film on Sunday 11 October.BEST UK FEATURE**...

The inaugural Doha Tribeca Film Festival PREVIEW

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The inaugural Doha Tribeca Film Festival (DTFF) announced today it will open with a special screening of director Mira Nair's “Amelia,” a thrilling account of legendary aviation pioneer Amelia Earhart starring two-time Academy Award® winner Hilary Swank and Golden Globe® winner Richard Gere. Organizers also revealed the 32 films that will comprise the rest of the Festival’s film slate. 12 of the films have roots in the Middle East and the balance is a diverse selection of acclaimed title...

The inaugural Doha Tribeca Film Festival PREVIEW

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The inaugural Doha Tribeca Film Festival (DTFF) announced today it will open with a special screening of director Mira Nair's “Amelia,” a thrilling account of legendary aviation pioneer Amelia Earhart starring two-time Academy Award® winner Hilary Swank and Golden Globe® winner Richard Gere. Organizers also revealed the 32 films that will comprise the rest of the Festival’s film slate. 12 of the films have roots in the Middle East and the balance is a diverse selection of acclaimed title...

HBO Films Directors Dialogues At NYFF

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The New York Film Festival provides extraordinary access to some of world cinema's most interesting film talents via the HBO Films Directors Dialogue Series. Among those who are participating (all of whom have films in the festival proper): MARCO BELLOCCHIO With a career that spans the heyday of 60s Italian art cinema (Fists in the Pocket, China is Near) to religion (My Mother’s Smile, NYFF 2002) to political drama (Good Morning, Night, NYFF 2003 and this year’s Vincere), Marco B...

HBO Films Directors Dialogues At NYFF

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The New York Film Festival provides extraordinary access to some of world cinema's most interesting film talents via the HBO Films Directors Dialogue Series. Among those who are participating (all of whom have films in the festival proper): MARCO BELLOCCHIO With a career that spans the heyday of 60s Italian art cinema (Fists in the Pocket, China is Near) to religion (My Mother’s Smile, NYFF 2002) to political drama (Good Morning, Night, NYFF 2003 and this year’s Vincere), Marco Bellocchio ha...

H1N1

H1N1 IS A SHORT DOCUMENTARY FILM SHOT IN DIGITAL VIDEO FORMAT IT IS THE STORY WHERE THE STUDENT IN A CLASSROOM THROWS A RUBBER LIZARD TO SCARE AGIRL STUDEN,GIRL SCREAMS THINKING ITS REAL,TEACHER ASKS THE GIRL WHY SHE SHOUTED,GIRL SAYS SHE IS AFRAID OF LIZARDS,THEN THE TEACHER TAKES THE TOPIC AS I AM AFRAID OF? FIRST THE TEACHER WRITES ON THE BLACKBOARD THAT SHE IS AFRAID OF COCROAH,ALL THE STUDENTS START SCREAMING,ONE GIRL WRITES THAT SHE IS AFRAID OE HER FATHER,OTHER STUDENT MADHU WRITES THAT HE IS AFRAID OF LION ,OTHER STUDENT WRITES THAT HE IS AFRAID OF HIS TEACHER,OTHER WILL WRITE THAT HE IS AFRAID OF FACING EXAMS,FINALLY AGIRL STUDENT AKANKSHA WRITES THAT SHE IS AFRAID OF H1N1,THE CLASSROOM BECOMES SILENT BY SEEING H1N1 ON THE BLACKBOARD.NEXTDAY TEACHER,STUDENTS SEEN WEARING H1N1 MASK.

NSI Online Short Film Festival lineup of 30 canadian shorts

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The National Screen Institute – Canada (NSI) announces its newest film lineup for the NSI Online Short Film Festival, with over 30 short films from Canadian filmmakers rolling out on the NSI website over the next few months. The festival now has over 100 Canadian short films playing in its "Now Showing" and "Archives".The NSI Online Short Film Festival is a quality, year-round, 100% Canadian online film festival. New films are added to the NSI website weekly. All NSI website content can be acc...

VIFF announces the line-up for the Festival's showcase of East Asian Cinema

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Tony Rayns and Shelly Kraicer, programmers of the Vancouver International Film Festival's big Dragons & Tigers: The Cinemas of East Asia section, today announced that the program will showcase a total of 35 features, four mid-length films and 22 shorts (programmed to date). Dragons & Tigers, one of the pre-eminent showcases of East Asian films in the world, is presented with the generous support of Brad Birarda and Robert Sali. The series will feature five World Premieres, eight Internat...

Precious at San Sebastian Film Festival

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        The line for the press screening of Precious started a half-hour before the film—it was definitely one of the must-sees of the festival, and after watching the film, I understand why. The story of a teacher who changes the life of a student or a group of students is one that has been written again and again in Hollywood: we know the story, we know that the teacher, usually one working with underprivileged students, ends ...

Precious at San Sebastian Film Festival

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The line for the press screening of Precious started a half-hour before the film—it was definitely one of the must-sees of the festival, and after watching the film, I understand why. The story of a teacher who changes the life of a student or a group of students is one that has been written again and again in Hollywood: we know the story, we know that the teacher, usually one working with underprivileged students, ends up taking as much out of it as the student and being touched by one in par...

20 new films announced for Chicago Fest

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Cinema/Chicago is proud to announce another 20 films that will appear at this year's Chicago International Film Festival. From dazzling CGI animation to tales of existential ennui and little white lies gone wrong, The 45th Chicago International Film Festival promises an impressive array of diverse films that will excite cinema fans in Chicago and beyond. Below is a newly released sampling of the 145 films that will be shown at this year's Chicago International Film Festival, which will take plac...

…a poetry of moments…desires…laughters…sorrow…

Director: Som.
Everyone should have a dream……… But is that dream what they really want??? Patralekha, Rupam, Armaan, Arijit and Swapno… five friends… all fed up with the monotony of city life… set off on a journey to escape from this reality… the reality of their daily lives… a reality which has become their nightmare… They look for refuge and peace in a place called Labongi. Labongi, they believe, is the haven of their dreams… and that’s what they do there… try to live out their dreams… Five people… each with a different perception of sexuality and relationships… Their lives… their dreams… and their reality……

Prima Primavera Won “Special Jury Prize” at the Varna International Film Festival

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Prima Primavera is the new Hungarian feature film that is heard of the most recently. Directed by János Edelényi and written by János Edelényi, Paul Salamon and Endre Hules, the 2008 film is on its tour of glory: first shown in February at the 40th Hungarian Film Week, the film has been awarded at the Varna International Film Festival and is now headed toward the 54th Valladolid International Film Festival in Spain. A graduate of the Academy of Films in Budapest, Edelényi worked a...

Interview with Prima Primavera's writer ("Special Jury Prize" winner at the Varna International Film Festival)

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Prima Primavera is the new Hungarian feature film that is heard of the most recently. Directed by János Edelényi and written by János Edelényi, Paul Salamon and Endre Hules, the 2008 film is on its tour of glory: first shown in February at the 40th Hungarian Film Week, the film has been awarded at the Varna International Film Festival and is now headed toward the 54th Valladolid International Film Festival in Spain. A graduate of the Academy of Films in Budapes...

An Interview with Endre Hules: Prima Primavera's writer

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Prima Primavera Won “Special Jury Prize” at the Varna International Film Festival –An Interview with its writer, the Los Angeles-based Endre Hulesby Brigitta Bokor Prima Primavera is the new Hungarian feature film that is heard of the most recently. Directed by János Edelényi and written by János Edelényi, Paul Salamon and Endre Hules, the 2008 film is on its tour of glory: first shown in February at the 40th Hungarian Film Week, the film has been awarded at the Varna International Fil...

Interview with Prima Primavera's writer, winner at the Varna Fest

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Interview with Prima Primavera's writer ("Special Jury Prize" winner at the Varna International Film Festival) Prima Primavera is the new Hungarian feature film that is heard of the most recently. Directed by János Edelényi and written by János Edelényi, Paul Salamon and Endre Hules, the 2008 film is on its tour of glory: first shown in February at the 40th Hungarian Film Week, the film has been awarded at the Varna International Film Festival and is now headed toward the 54th Valladolid Int...

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