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New Swedish Cinema At Era New Horizons International Film Festival

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  by Sandy Mandelberger, Online Dailies Editor The ERA New Horizons International Film Festival is shining the spotlight on contemporary Swedish cinema in the program Kino Szwecji: Cinema of Sweden, which is introducing Polish audiences to a new generation of film talents.  “Darling” is a survey of the empty consumerist lives of a group of young women in contemporary Stockholm, that won the Nordic Film Prize at the Goteborg Film Festival for its writer/director/cinem...

New Swedish Cinema At Era New Horizons International Film Festival

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The ERA New Horizons International Film Festival is shining the spotlight on contemporary Swedish cinema in the program Kino Szwecji: Cinema of Sweden, which is introducing Polish audiences to a new generation of film talents. “Darling” is a survey of the empty consumerist lives of a group of young women in contemporary Stockholm, that won the Nordic Film Prize at the Goteborg Film Festival for its writer/director/cinematographer Johan King. In “Fishy”, director Maria Blom, one such St...

New York Independent Internation Film & Video Festival summer run

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Featuring the talents of Susan Sarandon; Taryn Manning; Walter Cronkite; Arthur Laurents; Topmodel Venantia Otto; DJ Qualls; Mercedes McNab; Poet Steven Vincent Benét; Pulitzer Prize-Winning Composer Douglas Moore; Tony Randall (final performance, The Odd Couple); Wood Harris (HBO's The Wire); Lochlyn Munro (Unforgiven, White Chicks); Julie Strain; Sabrina Parisi (Owner of Dolce Sinfonia-DS);Zuleikha Robinson (HBO's Rome, Lost); Author Donna Spangler; Kevin Shinick (Without A Trace, Robot Chick...

New York International Independent Film & Video Festival Returns to LA with Star Studded Indie Line-Up

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Public Relations Contact:                                       Nicole Holland Phone: 702-361-1430 Fax: 702-361-6309 nicolefilms1@aol.com www.nyfilmvideo.com “THE NEW YORK INTERNATIONAL INDEPENDENT FILM AND VIDEO FESTIVAL RETURNS TO LOS ANGELES FOR 8 DAYS OF 100 SCREENINGS, RED CARPET PREMIERES, PARTIES, PANELS AND AWARDS CEREMONY & A NEW FEST PRESIDENT, ABEL FERRARA, THE KING OF INDIE FILM!”Featuring the talents of Susan Sarandon; Taryn Man...

MoMA Tribute To Strand Releasing

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by Sandy Mandelberger, Film New York Editor Being an independent distributor of European films in the American market is more a labour of love than it is a ticket to monied success. Among the most hard-working and celebrated of these arthouse distribution companies is Los Angeles-based Strand Releasing, which is receiving a 20th anniversary tribute next week at the prestigious Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) in New York. MoMA is presenting a six-film showcase of recent titles from Strand Releasing i...

MoMA Tribute To Strand Releasing

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  by Sandy Mandelberger, Film New York Editor Being an independent distributor of European films in the American market is more a labour of love than it is a ticket to monied success. Among the most hard-working and celebrated of these arthouse distribution companies is Los Angeles-based Strand Releasing, which is receiving a 20th anniversary tribute next week at the prestigious Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) in New York. MoMA is presenting a six-film showcase of recent titles fro...

Verhoeven and Rodrigez lined up at the Rutger Hauer Filmfactory

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The Rutger Hauer Filmfactory in Rotterdam (18-28 June) announces the line-up of internationally acclaimed coaches and guest lecturers for its upcoming third edition. Top directors PAUL VERHOEVEN and ROBERT RODRIGUEZ will be teaching virtual master classes via Skype. The internationally acclaimed Polish writer/director/artist LECH MAJEWSKI (BASQUIAT, THE GARDEN OF EARTHLY DELIGHTS) and the Peruvian director CLAUDIA LLOSA (Golden Bear for LA TETA ASUSTADA) have signed on to coach aspiring director...

Frankie D: An Interview with Rosemary Edelman

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By Nicole Holland Writer/Director/Producer Rosemary Edelman’s film lineage dates back to Hollywood’s Golden Age. Her father, Louis F. Edelman, produced some of the well-known classics: I’ll See You in My Dreams (Doris Day), Operation Pacific (John Wayne), The Big Trees (Kirk Douglas), The West Point Story (James Cagney, Doris Day), Once Upon a Time (Cary Grant), You Were Never Lovelier (Fred Astair, Rita Hayworth) and The Barbara Stanwyck Show. In addition, he wrote The Big ...

2009 Tribeca Film Festival Special Presentation and Panel Discussion of “Making the Boys”

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By Maria Esteves - May 23, 2009 The Eighth Tribeca Film Festival 2009 (TFF09) Special Presentation of MAKING THE BOYS (work-in-progress) documentary, directed by Crayton Robey was held at the SVA Theatre, New York, Monday, April 27, 4:30 PM. A panel discussion immediately followed with director Crayton Robey, actor Carson Kressley (Queer Eye, How to Look Good Naked), playwright playwright/screenwriter Mart Crowley (The Boys in the Band), actor Laurence Luckinbill (The Boys in ...

25 Trailblazers of 2009 announced by Edinburgh Fest

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In Cannes today the Edinburgh International Film Festival (EIFF) in association with Skillset announced the 25 Trailblazers of 2009. These up-and-coming individuals have been selected from the EIFF programme and from the graduation shorts submitted by students of the Skillset Screen Academies. The intention of the Trailblazers showcase is to unite the work of the Skillset Screen Academies with that of EIFF. The scheme honours their joint commitment to the generation, encouragement and promotion...

2009 Tribeca Film Festival Awards

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By Maria Esteves - May 11, 2009 The Eighth Annual 2009 Tribeca Film Festival (TFF09) Jury Competition Awards presented by founding sponsor American Express and hosted by Gideon Yago was held in the Tribeca Filmmaker Lounge sponsored by Union Square  Ballroom, New York, Thursday, April 30, 7:00 PM.  TFF09 Audience Choice Award hosted by Heineken were announced at the Awards Wrap Party in the Tribeca Filmmaker Lounge at Union Square Ballroom,  Saturday, May 2, 9:00 PM. The festivals award w...

Jim Murphy Filmmakers Bursary winner announced by NSI

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National Screen Institute - Canada announces winner of inaugural Jim Murphy Filmmakers BursaryWinnipeg, MB - National Screen Institute – Canada (NSI) is pleased to announce NSI Features First project Hunter Hunter as the inaugural winner of the Jim Murphy Filmmakers Bursary.The $2,500 Jim Murphy Filmmakers Bursary is presented annually to a filmmaking team going through the NSI Features First training program with an inventive and creatively-integrated marketing plan for their project at the c...

Palm Beach FF Winners

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  It was a true celebration of film as the Palm Beach International Film Festival celebrated announced its winners in the categories of Best Feature Film, Best Documentary, Best Short Film and Best Director. The jury for the 14th PBIFF consisted of:  Academy Award-nominated actress Shohreh Aghdashloo (House of Sand & Fog, and the upcoming Stoning of Soraya M.) and Debbie Frank, COO of the Frank Theatres, who judged the Feature Films; Director Aaron Wells (whose film Rock and...

Celebration of film wraps in Palm Beach with awards

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It was a true celebration of film as the Palm Beach International Film Festival celebrated its 14th installment, which took place April 23 – 27, 2009. After five days of screenings, the jury votes were tallied to determine the winners for Best Feature Film, Best Documentary, Best Short Film and Best Director, while audiences voted for their favorite in categories of features, documentaries and shorts. Jury winners were announced at an afternoon press conference, and the Audience Choice Award...

Palm Beach wraps, with award winners announced

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It was a true celebration of film as the Palm Beach International Film Festival celebrated its 14th installment, which took place April 23 – 27, 2009. After five days of screenings, the jury votes were tallied to determine the winners for Best Feature Film, Best Documentary, Best Short Film and Best Director, while audiences voted for their favorite in categories of features, documentaries and shorts. Jury winners were announced at an afternoon press conference, and the Audience Choice Award...

Documentaries Lift Palm Beach FF

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SEVERE  SEVERE CLEAR   No matter the size of the Festival, and I am including the biggest ones of the bunch in this statement, the quality of the fiction features is generally a mixed bag, but the documentaries never disappoint. The same can be said for the Palm Beach International Film Festival, where this year's documentary lineup is of consistent quality, appealing to audiences of all stripes and  tastes. Social issues mix with personal concerns in the best of these films. I...

Documentaries Lift Palm Beach FF

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No matter the size of the Festival, and I am including the biggest ones of the bunch in this statement, the quality of the fiction features is generally a mixed bag, but the documentaries never disappoint. The same can be said for the Palm Beach International Film Festival, where this year's documentary lineup is of consistent quality, appealing to audiences of all stripes and tastes. Social issues mix with personal concerns in the best of these films. In THE DAY AFTER PEACE, UK director Jeremy...

San Francisco Fest:: Eimbcke, a New Mexican Talent To Watch

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With all the headlines emerging from Mexico about drug cartels and gang wars, the zeitgeist culture of America's neighbor to the south is undeniably dramatic and more than a bit terrifying. Out of this cultural conflict often emerges great art and artists, and Mexico has been for the past decade a prime resource of exceptional film talent. Add to the list that includes Del Toro, Cuaron and Innaritu, the name of writer/director Fernando Eimbcke, whose film LAKE TAHOE is premiering at the San Fran...

The 8th Tribeca Film Festival Opening Night Gala World Premiere of “Whatever Works” Red Carpet Coverage

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By Maria Esteves - April 23, 2009 The Eighth Annual 2009 Tribeca Film Festival (TFF09) Opening Night Gala World Premiere of WHATEVER WORKS, written/directed by Woody Allen, presented by American Express was held at the Ziegfeld Theatre, New York, on Wednesday, April 22, 6:30 pm.  WHATEVER WORKS, released by Sony Pictures Classics, opens in theatres throughout New York and Los Angeles on Friday, June 19th. The Opening Night Gala red carpet arrivals included cast of actors, artists, filmma...

A New Mexican Talent To Watch

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  With all the headlines emerging from Mexico about drug cartels and gang wars, the zeitgeist culture of America's neighbor to the south is undeniably dramatic and more than a bit terrifying. Out of this cultural conflict often emerges great art and artists, and Mexico has been for the past decade a prime resource of exceptional film talent. Add to the list that includes Del Toro, Cuaron and Innaritu, the name of writer/director Fernando Eimbcke, whose film LAKE TAHOE is premiering at t...

A Conversation With Director Joel Zwick

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  The Palm Beach International Film Festival, which opens tomorrow evening with the US/Scottish film STONE OF DESTINY, will give local film buffs and visiting film professionals a rare look inside the workings of the film industry courteosy of Festival honoree Joel Zwick. Zwick, who was born in Brooklyn, New York in 1942, cut his early teeth as a writer/director/producer for television, directing episodes of such popular television series as Laverne & Shirley, Mork & Mindy,...

STONE OF DESTINY Opens Palm Beach FF

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STONE OF DESTINY, the latest film from actor-turned-director Charles Martin Smith, will open the 2009 edition of the Palm Beach International Film Festival on Thursday, 23 April. The film, a US/Scottish co-production, retells the fascinating and true story of four young Glaswegian students who, in 1951, outwitted the British authorities in their successful attempt to take back the Stone of Scone - a beloved symbol of Scottish pride. The adventure comedy stars Robert Carlyle (TRAINSPOTTING), Pete...

STONE OF DESTINY Opens Palm Beach FF

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  STONE OF DESTINY, the latest film from actor-turned-director Charles Martin Smith, will open the 2009 edition of the Palm Beach International Film Festival on Thursday, 23 April. The film, a US/Scottish co-production, retells the fascinating and true story of four young Glaswegian students who, in 1951, outwitted the British authorities in their successful attempt to take back the Stone of Scone - a beloved symbol of Scottish pride. The adventure comedy stars Robert Carlyle (TRAINSPOTT...

True Beauty This Night

Director: Peter Besson.
Last night, Rhett Somers met the love of his life. Now all he has to do is convince her that she's the one. Not an easy feat considering how they met.

Aspen Shortsfest 2009 is a Wrap!

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After five days of screenings and events, Aspen Film announced the competition winners of Aspen Shortsfest 2009. Roughly 2,500 entries were considered from over 60 countries, with more than 60 short films selected for Aspen Shortsfest from 21 countries for this esteemed, five-day Oscar®-qualifying International Competition. Considered one of the world's premier international short film and video showcases for this trend-setting art form, Aspen Shortsfest's centerpiece, the International Compe...

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