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Christian J. Lemche elected as new EFP President

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Christian J. Lemche of the Danish Film Institute (DFI) has been elected as European Film Promotion's (EFP) new President. As the Board of Directors confirmed at a EFP members' meeting in Hamburg/Germany, DFI's Festival Manager for Feature Films will take over the presidency from Hungary's Éva Vezér who recently left Magyar Filmunió. In addition, Mariette Rissenbeek, Managing Director of German Films, has been elected as a new member to EFP's Board of Directors at the General Assembly of EFP m...

Morelia International Film Festival wrapped

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The ninth edition of the Morelia International Film Festival drew to an end on October 25 after nine days of red carpets and fanfare. Notable guests such as Quentin Tarantino, Salma Hayek, and Gael Garcia Bernal made the trip to Morelia, a colonial city full of rich history and beautiful architecture in the state of Michoacan. Visitors also flocked to nearby Patzcuaro, which was named one of the 100 Historic World Treasure Cities by the United Nations. M...

AFI FEST 2011 line up

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AFI FEST, celebrating it's 25th edition as a showcase of the most highly anticipated films and performances of the year, today announced its line-up of conversations, presentations and digital alliances. Adding depth and discussion to its screenings schedule, AFI FEST offers three exceptional Conversations and Presentations with Hollywood's leading talent and visionaries as well as exciting, cutting-edge digital initiatives. The Los Angeles Times Young Hollywood Roundtable celebrates film...

The American Film Market expanded Conference schedule

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  The 2011 American Film Market today released its expanded Conference schedule with speakers encompassing a broad cross-section of key Hollywood and global players converging for the 32nd Market Nov. 2-9. Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP and Entertainment Partners will serve as the presenting sponsors of the AFM Conference Series, which will showcase panels on film financing, production, marketing, distribution and pitching. The five-day series will include prominent filmm...

Hong Kong producer Nansun Shi to head APSA 2011 International Jury

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BANGKOK ~ Nansun Shi, one of the region’s most highly regarded film producers, was announced today as President of the 2011 International Jury of the Asia Pacific Screen Awards (APSA). Ms Shi will be joined on the Jury by Cameron Bailey, Co-director of the Toronto International Film Festival, Japanese director and actress Kaori Momoi, Israeli director Samuel Maoz, and the Executive Chairman of the China Film Producers Association, Ming Zhenjiang. During a career spanning th...

Diablo Cody and Pam Dixon, CSA President Honored at Lady Filmmakers Film Festival

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Lady Filmmakers Honors Diablo Cody and Pam Dixon, CSA President this past weekend at the 3rd Annual Lady Filmmakers Film Festival! Diablo Cody, Trailblazer! The Trailblazer Award goes to a female filmmaker who has an exemplary career in a leadership role as Writer, Director, Producer, Cinematographer, Editor or Production Designer. Their achievements serve as an inspiration to not only Lady Filmmakers but to all members of the entertainment community. The Trailblazer is a Sta...

Facebook credits and virtual scavenger hunt supporting "Heist It Back" on facebook

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ONE MILLION FACEBOOK CREDITS UP FOR GRABS IN FIRST-OF-ITS KIND INTERACTIVE PROMOTION FOR UNIVERSAL PICTURES' TOWER HEIST Universal Pictures today announced the launch of a first-of-its-kind experience integrated within the Facebook® platform in support of the studio's upcoming action-comedy Tower Heist, starring Ben Stiller and Eddie Murphy. Mirroring the story of the film's characters who seek revenge on the Wall Street swindler who sti...

The Edinburgh International Film Festival remains in June

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The Edinburgh International Film Festival (EIFF) announced today that the longest continually running film festival in the world will remain in June. In 2012 the 66th edition, which will run between 20 June and 1 July, will also see the return of the coveted Michael Powell Award for Best New British Feature Film. The announcement was made jointly by Ken Hay, acting CEO, Centre for the Moving Image and Chris Fujiwara, Artistic Director, Edinburgh International Film Festival. The Festival moved ...

Nansun Shi announced as President of the 2011 International Jury of the Asia Pacific Screen Awards

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  HONG KONG PRODUCER NANSUN SHI TO HEAD 2011 APSA INTERNATIONAL JURY   Nansun Shi, APSA International Jury President 2011. Photo courtesy of Teo Keng Beng. Nansun Shi, one of the region's most highly regarded film producers, was announced today as President of the 2011 International Jury of the Asia Pacific Screen Awards (APSA). Ms Shi will be joined on the Jury by Cameron Bailey, Co-director...

Eighth Annual 2011 High Performance Computing Show & Conference

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By Maria Esteves – September 21, 2011   The Eighth Annual 2011 High Performance Computing (HPC) Show & Conference was held at the Roosevelt Hotel, New York, Monday, September 19, 2011. Presented by Flagg Management, Inc., High Performance Computing Financial Markets annually showcase the latest technological innovations for financial firms in Wall Street and the global market to accelerate trades (ultra fast processors, low latency, network systems, Cloud Computing, Virtualiza...

Nu Image Names Roy Matalon New President of International Sales & Distribution

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  Roy Matalon has been named President of International Sales & Distribution for Nu Image, Inc. it was announced today (8/18) by principals Danny Dimbort, Avi Lerner and Trevor Short. Matalon joins Nu Image after 14 years at New Regency Productions as Senior Vice President of Distribution of domestic and international theatrical, home entertainment and television; overseeing sales, licensing, and, marketing. Prior to New Regency, Matalon served as Managing Director of Theatrical...

HollyShorts Indie Film Summit

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Festival Co-located  Event to Feature Marquee Film Panels, Seminars, Presentations and Networking  Opportunities with the Top Executives in Hollywood Panels Will Be  Live-Streamed Courtesy of Dyal Productions with Showbiz Store and Cafe Hosting  Multiple Sessions On the heels of the upcoming HollyShorts Film Festival which takes  place August 11-18 in Hollywood, the festival's organizers are unleashing the  inaugural HollyShorts Indie Film Summit, a week-long confer...

LionsGate new theatrical publicity team

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LIONSGATE® (NYSE: LGF), a leading global entertainment company, today announced a restructuring of its Theatrical Publicity department. The announcement was made by Executive Vice President of Theatrical Publicity Julie Fontaine, three months after she was hired by Chief Marketing Officer Tim Palen to oversee all public relations and promotional initiatives for the film division. Under Fontaine, films on the theatrical release slate will be divided between two project teams, each led by...

2011 In The Palace Festival Draws Talent from 5 Continents

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Français Spanish By Alexander Acosta Osorio The ninth edition of In The Palace International Short Film Festival, held from June 18-25 in Balchik, Bulgaria, brought together more than 150 filmmakers from five continents. Cinematographers from South and North America, Europe, Asia, and North Africa presented work in four categories: fiction, animation, experimental, and documentary. Their films were judged by a panel of notable filmmakers, journalists, and industry...

Mediawave Film Forum 2 quality time

Living in the forrest, working in the city, it felt like disney "white snow and the seven dwarfs"...but were GIANTS and the discussion were very inspiring.

Aspen Film present the second annual NEW VIEWS series

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The Aspen Institute and Aspen Film present the second annual NEW VIEWS series highlighting critically acclaimed documentaries and including post-screening discussions with special guests. The series begins Monday, July 18, and continues on Monday nights through August 8. All films will be shown at 7:30 p.m. at Paepcke Auditorium in Aspen. New documentaries are playing an exciting role in public discourse, bringing a vibrant voice to culture and society. This selection of important films and spea...

Film and television: Falling in love again?

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On May 15, as part of the 64th Cannes film festival program, the European Audiovisual Observatory held a very informative workshop about the current relationship between film and television. More than 400 professionals had gathered as Mr. Wolfgang Closs, executive director of the European Audiovisual Observatory, welcomed a number of speakers from his organization as well as outside specialists to discuss trends in the European film and broadcast markets. And the big question was: are film...

Revival possibilities of film festivals at Mediawave Film Forum 2

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The way of festivals: uniqueness, new trends, audience Festival representatives discuss the new ways they should find to keep and attract audience, how to keep up with the digital world.   Éva Vezér (HUN) Hungarian Film Unio The participants will represent the following festivals: IFF Bratislava (SLK) Diagonale Film Festival (AUT) OHO Cinema (AUT) Next Film Festival (ROM) Alter-Native Short Film Festival (ROM) Sofia International Film Festival (BUL) Sarajevo...

Revival possibilities of film festivals Mediawave Film Forum 2 Panelists

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The way of festivals: uniqueness, new trends, audience Festival representatives discuss the new ways they should find to keep and attract audience, how to keep up with the digital world. Éva Vezér (HUN)Hungarian Film UnioThe participants will represent the following festivals:IFF Bratislava (SLK)Diagonale Film Festival (AUT)OHO Cinema (AUT)Next Film Festival (ROM)Alter-Native Short Film Festival (ROM)Sofia International Film Festival (BUL)Sarajevo Film Festival (BIH)Beldocs FF (SRB)Nordic Film...

Mediawave Film Forum 2

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OFFICIAL AND ALTERNATIVE PROGRAM 9 JUNE (Thursday) ARRIVAL (Savaria Cinema - registration desk) 18:00 OPENING SCREENING (Savaria Cinema - Chamber hall) Peter Kerekes (SLK): Cooking History 76 min. 19:45 OPENING CONFERENCE Opening performance and welcome reception 10 JUN...

Mediawave Film Forum 2

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OFFICIAL AND ALTERNATIVE PROGRAM 9 JUNE (Thursday) ARRIVAL (Savaria Cinema - registration desk) 18:00 OPENING SCREENING (Savaria Cinema - Chamber hall) Peter Kerekes (SLK): Cooking History 76 min. 19:45 OPENING CONFERENCE Opening performance and welcome reception 10 JUN...

Bruno Chatelin to speak at Mediawave Film Festival Forum

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9-11 June, 2011, Szombathely Following up the conference of MEDIAWAVE FILM FORUM 2010, the MEDIAWAVE -"ANOTHER CONNECTION" International Film and Music Festival invites national and international film festivals, film theatres, film makers and film industry representatives to participate at the MEDIAWAVE FILM FORUM 2. The event will take place between 9-11 June 2011, in Szombathely, Hungary (Graz:125 km, Vienna:140 km, Maribor:180 km). The objective of the forum is the expansion of a...

NEWSLETTER N° 510: May 23, 2011: Cannes wrap up dailies and Awards‏

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7 .............                                                                                                                                                          NEWSLETTER N° 510: May 23, 2011 Follow this LINK if you cannot read the newsletter properly    Contact the Editor to Advertise with us  This weekly newsletter reaches 111 952 film professionals....

Ensemble: Banlieuz' Art winner

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At the lavish party at Terrazza Martini on the beach, a press conference gathered all winners. In the opening presentation of Banlieuz' Art, Julien Dray: Vice President of Ile de France region and sponsor along BNP explained the signification of number 8 used for the number of Jury members and winners... Quite simple it stand for the 8 departements in the region. Deputy mayor Julien Dray also commented to Mohamed Fekrane director of Ensemble that his film was one he loved ...

MEDIAWAVE FILM FORUM 2

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PROGRAM More on panels and speakers: http://mediawavefestival.hu/index.php?modul=menupontok&kod=7013&nyelv=eng 9 JUNE, THURSDAY Arrival Location: Savaria Cinema, Mártírok square 18:00 Screening. Péter Kerekes (SLK): Cooking History (76 min.) 19:45 Opening performance and welcome reception ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- 10 JUNE, FRIDAY Location: Savaria Cinema, Mártírok square ...

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