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Merrick Watts to co-host Radio Awards with Sharon Osbourne

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  Merrick Watts to co-host Radio Awards with Sharon Osbourne   News Media Update...   Triple M Network’s national radio host Merrick Watts is to co-host this year’s Australian Commercial Radio Awards (ACRAs) with special international guest, Sharon Osbourne.   The well-known comedian, radio host and television presenter said he was honoured to be co-hosting with such an internationally well-known personality.  “I was thrilled to be ...

3rd Canadian Surf Film Festival (September 27- 30, 2012) announces 2012 film line-up

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The 3rd annual Canadian Surf Film Festival (CSFF) launches its 2012 program, full with regular length features and shorts about surfing, its communities, its environments and the soci-political issues that define it. As in year’s past, the event runs in Halifax over four-days– September 27-30–bringing international film festival darlings and local indie shorts together for the viewing pleasure of surfers, non-surfers and film lovers alike.   “It’s lining up to be another gr...

LOOKING BACK, Cinema's greatest moments... BLACK ORPHEUS (ORFEU NEGRO; 1959)

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  As the 65th Cannes Film Festival (May 16-27, 2012) approaches I am reminded of one of my all time favorite Palme d’Or winners, the French/Italian/Brazilian production of BLACK ORPHEUS (Orfeu Negro; 1959). Directed by French director Marcel Camus, the film received worldwide critical acclaim. At home in Brazil, however, it received much criticism due to its cliché portrayal of Rio favela life; as if every day in such desperate poverty is solely a celebration of love and life. ...

Belgrade 58th Festival of Documentary And Short Film

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Film Festival that originates from The Festival of Yugoslav Film, from 1953 in Pula, Croatia in socialist old Yugoslavia would be nowadays 58. Belgrade Documentary and Short Film Festival in Belgrade. Festival that ended last week, screened both, short fiction films and documentaries. Centre of the festival’s program were short feature films while socially engaged off documentary program, called Vrelo that featured documentaries dedicated to a worldwide cancer campaign and awareness. The offic...

The Writers Guild of America nominees

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The Writers Guild of America, West and the Writers Guild of America, East have announced nominations for outstanding achievement in television, news, radio, promotional writing, and graphic animation during the 2010 season to be honored at the 2011 Writers Guild Awards on February 5, 2011, in Los Angeles and New York. TELEVISION NOMINEES DRAMA SERIES Boardwalk Empire, Written by Meg Jackson, Lawrence Konner, Howard Korder, Steve Kornacki, Margaret Nagle, Tim Van Patten, Paul Simms, Terence Winte...

IFF Bratislava announces winners

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The 12. International Film Festival Bratislava announced its winners. The Grand Prix went to Italian director Michelangelo Frammartino for his second feature The Four Times. The weeklong film marathon was closed by this year's Venice winner, Sofia Coppola's Somewhere. A selection of festival films will travel around Slovakia to Košice (12.-14.11.), Banská Bystrica (15.-16.11.) and Žilina (17.-18.11.).FIRST AND SECOND FEATURE FILMSGrand Prix for the Best FilmLe quattro volte / The Four Times...

An Interview with Award-winning Artist Barbara Tucker

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By Maria Esteves - January 7, 2010 World-renowned Barbara Tucker (BT) is an Award-winning recording artist, actress, writer, dancer, choreographer, stage developer, event/club promoter, stylist, and record label owner. BT who began performing 25 years ago, is known as The Queen of House (dance music), has performed with countless entertainers, appeared in Off Broadway musicals, and films. BT has been honored with numerous awards. Her 2005 single "Most Precious Love" was a sensation...

NEWSLETTER N° 415: May 14th, 2009

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Follow this LINK if you cannot read the newsletter properly           Contact the Editor of the site, Advertise on the sites. Meet our staff and executives attending Cannes Palais 05.10 Message to our festivals organizers friends attending Cannes : you are welcome to get an express demo demo of...

NEWSLETTER N° 414: May 6th, 2009

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Contact the Editor of the site, Advertise on the sites. Enjoy the new version of The Festival Directory from Filmfestivals.com, MERGED to Fest21.com whith easier search options, simplified update process for festivals and opening of a major Film database for international filmmakers. FESTIVALEXPRESS, THE ONE CLICK FILM SUBMISSION SOLUTION AND BACK OFFICE. Filmmakers: register your film and select the Festivals marked as Yes for &qu...

BOSSA NOVA Featured at Festival do BRASIL em Paris 2009

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Tom Jobim                                                         This year's Festival celebrates 50 years of Bossa Nova, the famous musical style that traveled the world with tunes such as "The Girl from Ipanema". In 1989, Tom, (Antônio Carlos Jobim's nickname), explains: "In Portuguese, a bossa means a 'boss', a protuberance, a hump, a bump. Like you have th...

BOSSA NOVA Featured at Festival do BRASIL em Paris 2009

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This year's Festival celebrates 50 years of Bossa Nova, the famous musical style that traveled the world with tunes such as "The Girl from Ipanema". In 1989, Tom, (Antônio Carlos Jobim's nickname), explains: "In Portuguese, a bossa means a 'boss', a protuberance, a hump, a bump. Like you have the bossa of Notre Dame. And the human brain has these protuberances, these bumps in the head. These convexities correspond to the concavities of gray matter in the brain. So, if a guy has something, it is...

11th Brazilian Film festival in Paris set to start end April

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Brazilian Film festival in Paris.    Spring is around the corner, bringing with it the eleventh Festival du Cinéma Brésilien de Paris to be held as usual in the Latin Quarter at Nouveau Latina theatre from 29 April through 12 May, 2009.     Discover new fiction film from 29 April to 5 May) and documentaries (May 6th-12th). Fiction Awa...
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