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Film Festival Tourism: Bahamas, December 2012

Johnny Depp and Leslie Vanderpool, Executive Director,Bahamas International Film Festival For upper income groups, cultural tourism has developed over the last decade into a significant part of their leisure activities over the last decades. The consumption of soft cultural products such as visual representations and film has become an integral part of their life. Film festival tourism, a relatively recent phenomenon has emerged as a significant niche market. If film festivals meet s...

The jury members of The 9th Bahamas Film Fest

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  Bruno Chatelin Short Film Bruno Chatelin, HEC Business School alumni, began his marketing career in 1979 with large international Advertising Agencies: Publicis, DMM Masius and JWT, where he handled accounts such as Kellog’s Unilever, Colgate Palmolive, Mars Foods, Mastercard...  Former film distributor He started in 1985 working for Sony then UGC 20th Century FOX in France (Marketing Director and Managing Director) he has launched ...

BUFF SEASON TO BE SHOWN ON COMMUNITY CHANNEL THIS OCTOBER

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BUFF Presents... a series of films showcased by the British Urban Film Festival will be screened as part of a special series on Community Channel this October. This is the second season of BUFF programming on the channel this year.   In April, viewers saw the directorial debut of Aml Ameen with the short film “Drink, Drugs & KFC” and his latest film “12” will premiere as part of the series. Other films to be shown include a film produced by the African Caribbe...

The International Panafrican Film Festival - Presentation

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Presentation  The International Panafrican Film Festival’s goal is to help discover authors, scenario writers, and directors of the black world or help discover the ones who realized a film on the pan African world*.The International Panafrican Film Festival wants to create an alert and lively image of the contemporary cinematographic creation of the pan African world. Its view on the environment of the black population extends from Africa to America through the Caribbean, Europe, and th...

Winners of the Aruba International Film Festival’s Caribbean Spotlight Series

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Winners of the Aruba International Film Festival’s Caribbean Spotlight Series (CSS) Competition were announced on Sunday night at a special Festival event held on the rooftop of the Paseo Harencia. Encouraged by tremendous local support over the last two years, AIFF continues to expand its popular "Spotlight" series, which was created to showcase movies from Aruban and Caribbean filmmakers. The CSS Jury Award was split between two films; the US/Dominican Republic baseball...

Rob Reiner’s “The Magic of Belle Isle” to open Aruba Fest

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 Program details for the 3rd annual Aruba International Film Festival (AIFF), which takes place June 22-28, 2012, were announced today. The Festival will showcase a diverse array of films from 18 different countries and feature several international and South American premieres. The lineup was announced by AIFF Artistic Director Claudio Masenza along with Festival founder Jonathan Vieira.   AIFF will open with the international premiere of director Rob Reiner’s ...

Interview with TRIBECA director Geoff Gilmore

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    Geoffrey Gilmore joined Tribeca Enterprises in 2009 as Chief Creative Officer. He is responsible for Tribeca's global content strategy and leads creative development initiatives and expansion of the brand. He was before in charge of the Sundance Film Festival.  Under his direction the Tribeca Film Festival has become the most important market oriented U.S. film festival serving commercial and artistic interests. Running from April 18 and through April 29, 2012 the Festival pro...

57th Annual 2012 Village Voice OBIE Awards

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By Maria Esteves – May 23, 2012 The 57th Annual 2012 Village Voice OBIE Awards (OBIES 2012) honoring theatrical excellence and achievements in Off-Broadway and Off-Off-Broadway commenced Monday, May 21, 8:00 pm the legendary Webster Hall ballroom, New York, Monday, May 17, 8:00 pm. The ceremony also featured three outstanding performances by Joshua Henry and Sumayya Ali from ten-time Tony Award nominated Broadway musical The Gershwin’s Porgy and Bess, David Patrick Kelly from eleven-t...

Winners for the TFI Latin America Media Arts Fund and first-ever Heineken VOCES grant

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The Tribeca Film Institute (TFI) announced the award winners for the TFI Latin America Media Arts Fund and first-ever Heineken VOCES grant at a celebration over the weekend for Latin American filmmakers during the Tribeca Film Festival. The funds, totaling $60,000, support innovative Latin American film and video artists to help them explore stories reflecting diverse cultures and gain exposure in the film industry.  The TFI Latin America Media Arts Fund awards $10,000 grants to a...

TFF 2012 TFI Latin America Media Arts Fund Recipients

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By Maria Esteves – April 22, 2012 The Tribeca Film Institute (TFI) Latin America Media Arts Fund Ceremony was held during 2012 Tribeca Film Festival (TFF 2012) at Tenjune, New York, Saturday, April 21, 7:00 PM. Sponsored by Heineken, TFI Latin America Media Arts Fund acknowledge and support innovative filmmakers and video artists from the Caribbean, Mexico, Central and South America. TFI seek projects that push the boundaries of conventional fiction or non-fiction work. In addition, the He...

TFF 2012 TFI Latin America Media Arts Fund Recipients

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By Maria Esteves – April 22, 2012 The Tribeca Film Institute (TFI) Latin America Media Arts Fund Ceremony was held during 2012 Tribeca Film Festival (TFF 2012) at Tenjune, New York, Saturday, April 21, 7:00 PM. Sponsored by Heineken, TFI Latin America Media Arts Fund acknowledge and support innovative filmmakers and video artists from the Caribbean, Mexico, Central and South America. TFI seek projects that push the boundaries of conventional fiction or non-fiction work....

Short Film Competition winners at the first-ever Sundance London film and music festival

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  Film by Daniel Lumb and Crinan Campbell from north London to screen at Sundance London London, 20 April 2012 - Extranjero, a five-minute film from Daniel Lumb and Crinan Campbell, was announced today as the winner of the Short Film Competition at the first-ever Sundance London film and music festival, 26-29 April at The O2. The film will screen as part of the official Short Film programme at the festival and is available for immediate viewing at http://competition.sundance-london.co...

Short Film Competition winners at the first-ever Sundance London film and music festival

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Film by Daniel Lumb and Crinan Campbell from north London to screen at Sundance London London, 20 April 2012 - Extranjero, a five-minute film from Daniel Lumb and Crinan Campbell, was announced today as the winner of the Short Film Competition at the first-ever Sundance London film and music festival, 26-29 April at The O2. The film will screen as part of the official Short Film programme at the festival and is available for immediate viewing at http://competition.sundance-london.com/wi...

Tribeca Film Institute's Interactive Day on April 23

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Tribeca Film Institute's Interactive Day on April 23 to Feature Thought Leaders from Across Media, Technology and Education; Slate Features Keynote from Bartunde Thurson and Speakers from The New York Times, IDEO, Games for Change, Plus Interactive Case Study of HBO's Game of Thrones Tribeca (Online) Film Festival Expands Future of Film Blog Into Live Lunch Series at 92Y Tribeca With Guests Including Paranormal Activity Producer Jason Blum, Tumblr Founder David Karp, College Humor F...

19 films compete for the Havana Film Festival New York

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The 13th annual Havana Film Festival New York (HFFNY) runs April 12-20 with more than 40 highly anticipated and influential films from and about Latin America, the Caribbean, and Latinos in the U.S. including Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Guatemala, Mexico, Spain, Puerto Rico, Venezuela, and the U.S will be in the festival's five venues and 3 boroughs. They span a variety of genres and themes, ranging from comedy, thrillers, action, drama and docume...

Successful first festival puts Curaçao on the film map

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The well-attended, first ever Curaçao International Film Festival Rotterdam has put Willemstad well and truly on the map in terms of film watching and film making. During the four days of the festival, 7,000 visitors made their way to The Cinemas in Otrobanda, a regional top result. Festival instigator Fundashon Bon Intenshon and co-organiser the International Film Festival Rotterdam aim to hold the film festival again next year. The second Curaçao IFFR will then take place from 28 to 31 ...

Sean Connery's animated feat ure film "SIR BILLI" premieres at SONOMA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL

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SIR BILLI, the first full-length animated feature to be produced entirely in Scotland, will get its first international screening at the 15th annual Sonoma International Film Festival, April 11th-15th, 2012.                                      Sir Sean Connery, Tessa Hartmann and Sascha Hartmann in Sir B...

Havana Film Festival New york highlights

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  13th HAVANA FILM FESTIVAL NEW YORK (HFFNY) takes place April 12-20, with special events April 20th at the Bronx Museum of the Arts, and April 20-22 at the Museum of the Moving Image in Queens. HFFNY features more than 50 highly anticipated and influential films from and about Latin America, the Caribbean, and Latinos in the U.S. including Cuba, Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Guatemala, Mexico, Puerto Rico, Peru, Venezuela and the U.S. They span a variety ...

I Will Tell International Film Festival 2012 CALL FOR ENTRY

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  The I Will Tell 2012 Call For Entry is open. Send in your entries ASAP. Deadline is 30 March 2012 for a chance to win up to GBP3,500.  http://www.iwilltell.com/festival11/callforentry.html   I Will Tell is an exciting and innovative film festival that is welcoming to filmmakers from around the world, with a limited amount of funding to cover travel and accomodation costs for visiting filmmakers.  Previous winners include BURMA VJ, PRAY THE DEVIL BACK T...

First Curaçao IFFR opens 29 March with Marley

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Fundashon Bon Intenshon is proud to present the first edition of the Curaçao International Film Festival Rotterdam (Curaçao IFFR). From Thursday 29 March until Sunday 1 April 2012, Curaçao IFFR presents a strong selection of twenty-seven feature length films (both documentary and fiction) as well as eleven short films from around the world in the new six-screen multiplex theatre The Cinemas, located in the Otrobanda district of Willemstad. The festival programme, made in collaboration with th...

Aruba Fest announces new dates for the third edition with new local initiatives

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The Aruba International Film Festival (AIFF) announced today that its third edition will take place June 22-28, 2012. Initial details surrounding the 2012 Film Festival were unveiled today at a press conference by AIFF Founder and executive producer Jonathan Vieira.                                     Ce...

Call for entries for the trinidad+tobago film festival now open

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  The call for submissions for the 2012 edition of the trinidad+tobago film festival (ttff), which takes place from 19 September to 02 October, is now open. Presented by Flow, the ttff seeks to highlight excellence in filmmaking through the exhibition of films made in the Caribbean region, including Latin American countries in the Caribbean Basin; by Caribbean people of the diaspora; and by international filmmakers that reflect Caribbean culture and way of life both in the region...

30 M tickets, 2011 was a very good year for the Dutch cinema industry

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2011 has been a good year for cinemas, movie theaters and art houses. In 2011, over 30 million people purchased a movie ticket. That is a number that has not been achieved since 1978. Box-office receipts increased to almost € 240 million. To cap it all, for the first time since 1986 (Flodder) the Dutch feature film Gooische Vrouwen attracted a record attendance of over 1.9 million movie-goers, making it the number one movie at the box office in 2011. Despite the success, however, the cinema in...

Emanuele Crialese has been selected as recipient of the "Capri Peace Award 2011"

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EMANUELE CRIALESE TO RECEIVE THE CAPRI PEACE AWARD 2011 FOR TERRAFERMA. ON DECEMBER 29th, SYMPOSIUM ON RACISM AND DISCRIMINATION WITH WHITAKER AND DANIELS Emanuele Crialese has been selected as recipient of the "Capri Peace Award 2011" a special acknowledgment for the unflinching commitment against discrimination shown in his latest movie "Terraferma" that has been selected as Italian representative to the Academy Awards 2012. The Ro...

THE SECRETS OF FORTRESSES OF THE CARIBBEAN

Director: Patrick BAUCELIN.
Forts and fortresses in the Caribbean were the only defense against invasions sometimes English, sometimes French, sometimes of Holland, sometimes Spanish. All known or unknown, in ruins, restored or erecting still proudly turn, all have a story and resonates to their glorious past. Go back in over time with historical detail, the milestones that have marked the history of the Caribbean and anecdotes about the sights of everyone who will make this documentary, a film unavoidable and exciting.
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