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Film festivals - do they have a future? Forum held in Katowice

                        Can anyone harness enough courage to raise such a question? It is as if to ask about chances of survival of a live organism that is ridded of its heart. Or both lungs. This live (and very much so!) organism stands for cinema, whereas it is the film festivals that constitute the heart and the lungs. Although "the death of the cinema" has long b...

Marshall McLuhan

The First Films World Competition

THE JURY OF THE FIRST FILMS WORLD COMPETITION    Klaus Eder  Born in Augsburg, Germany, Klaus Eder lives and works in Munich. He studied German literature at the University of Stuttgart and has worked as a film critic since the 1960s. Currently a reviewer for the Bayerischer Rundfunk national radio network he contributes to several German language film magazines. He has published books on numerous international filmmakers, including monographs on Andrzej Wajda, Luis Bunuel, Nikita ...

Open Roads 2012: New Italian Cinema showcase

New York:  Open Roads: New Italian Cinema, 2012 That foreign language films have hard time finding an audience in the United is no secrete unless they are programmed for a captive diaspora audience in specialty houses as is the case for most films for the Indian language speaking audience. After all as the L.A. Times reported recently the top five grossing foreign films did not generate more than $40 million in each of the last four years while films made in the US generated billions abr...


Introducing Cinezoïque video

The cinezoic era is not codified in any textbook. It does not exist but in the heads of dreamers. The Udine native Stefania Rota thought about molding it into the guise of a video named "Cinezoïque". It started out in December as a site-specific installation for Udine's Cinema Visionario and two months later landed on the Web (; in less than 24 hours, this video reached more than 10.000 views, launching Stefania Rota's name on the Internet, allowing her to ...

Interview with GABRIEL ACHIM, 52nd TIFF

Director Gabriel Achim   When I met Romanian director Gabriel Achim, I asked him about his film and he said this: 'Well, if you like intellectual porn then you will like my film...' Well, what a pitch because I couldn’t wait to see it, and indeed ADALBERT'S DREAM (Visul Lui Adalbert, 2011) IS ‘Intellectual Porn’… Read below to get to first base. But to go all the way, you’ll have to see the film!   ME: why is it called ‘Adalb...

French Film in Belgrade

23st – 25th of September 2011, Belgrade’s most popular city cinema Dom Omladine in the collaboration with French TV 5 Monde and French Institute for Culture in Belgrade showed revue of new production French films on the subject of rebellion and passion “la rébellion et la passion” due to issue of political or intimate passion of contemporary France. French film yesterday and today offers real lovebirds of contemporary French cinema to view with pleasure the greatest talents such as Ca...

Cinema Perpetuum Mobile International Short Film Festival

“Cinema Perpetuum mobile” is an international cinema cooperation festival that gathers independent film makers and their groups to work under the theme of the perpetual motion.

The project is aimed at cinema cultural diversity and the promotion of independent auteur movies. Festival co-operation aims to cover all countries and continents from Scandinavia to the Cape of Good Hope and from Patagonia to the Aleutian Islands.

“Cinema Perpetuum mobile” is a non-commercial project, so the organizers aspire only to cover their expenses on the festival while the participants whose films are included into a short list can pretend to receive dividends in case the collection of “Perpetuum Mobile” films is shown in cinemas after festival. The participation in our cinema cooperation festival is free. Organizer of the festival is an independent association «», principles of which are cinemania, self-organization, decentralization, mutual aid.

Facts and Figures about TIFFCOM

- Registrations 2010: Exhibitors 222, Visitors 4,162 from 56 countries and regions - Number of business meetings: 3,041 - Total deal value: 38,181,815 dolloars - Detail of deals done (top 5): * Film genre 1. Drama: 29.9% 2. Action: 19.6% 3. Love/Romance: 11.2% 4. Animation: 9.3% 5. Suspense/Thriller: 4.7% *TV genre (top 5) 1. Animation: 34.2% 2. Drama: 21.1% 3. Documentary: 9.9% 4. Action: 8.6% 5. Entertainment: 5.3%h...

Two award nominations for "A.L.I.C.E." at the Art Deco Fest in Sao Paulo

"A.L.I.C.E." has been nominated for TWO awards at the Art Deco Film Festival in Sao Paulo, Brazil: BEST DIGITAL FILM (Dawn Westlake) and BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY (Francesco Uboldi). The film screens there on May 20th, 2011. "A.L.I.C.E." is currently screening in Cannes, presented by Ouat Media. For more information, please contact  For more info on the film, please visit:

Gothic thriller concludes Noir Festival in Hollywood

  by Alex Deleon The 13th annual Film Noir festival concluded its edgy three week run at the hallowed Egyptian Theater in Hollywood on April 20, with the stomach churning identity theft thriller, "My Name is Julia Ross", (Columbia, 1945) starring Nina Foch in a memorable role as a kidnapped-for-murder blonde in an eerie Gothic mansion on the cliffs over the sea in Cornwall, U.K. While this is really more of a Gothic murder mystery than a pure noir, contract director Joseph...

Hair Today and Green Tomorrow

GreenHeroes regularly features people from all over the word making a difference in the life of the planet through their actions. From CEOs to race car drivers, every story is an interactive space where viewers can watch, read and blog about these important environmental issues. Below is a sample of one of our blogs describing how one man's vision is changing the hairstyling industry:  "Shane Price is the founder of Canada's Green Circle Salons. Shane is a forward thinker who has taken th...

Festival Alto Vicentino


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Festival Bandits-Mages 2011

Festival Bandits-Mages 2011 Contest

Since its creation in 1992, the Festival Bandits-Mages contributes to the dynamics of young creation in the field of video art and experimental cinema by organizing the selections of works by students and young artists.

Space for reflection and discovery between new cinema and visual arts, Bandits-Mages offers programming that explores the boundaries of the moving image in contemporary art.

The festival brings together works that affirm a singular cinema, films and videos freed from traditional forms in which fiction overlapping with the documentary, contemporary art or experimental.

Image Gazer Film Fest 2010 Recap & looking to the future for June 2011

This is what was pulled together at the last Image Gazer film festival :)

International Sambuddhathwa Jayanthi Buddhist Film Festival

With the successful completion of “Vesak 2009” and “Vesak 2010” International Buddhist Film Festivals, “Vesak 2011” will take centre stage exhibiting the principles of Buddhism in visual media. VESAK 2011 - Festival will include Film Exhibitions and Competitions for Short, Feature, Documentary, Animated, Mobile films Music Videos and Workshops on Buddhism and Film Making, a Buddhist Art & Photography Exhibition, Vesak e-Card Competition, Animated Pandols, and several unique Vesak attractions.

The Aesthetic Fine Art poster

The "Aesthetic". The aesthetics of composition are the essential significance, colour, in particular, pays homage to the observed scene. ...

IFF Bratislava to screen films about corruption

12. International Film Festival Bratislava (4.-11. November 2010)The Bad Sleep Well, a new section of the International Film Festival Bratislava will present a controversial theme of corruption rooted in business, politics and also film industry itself. Each of the 10 selected films brings a unique perspective on corruption and a different film language to tell the story: a film noir, thriller, psychological drama or an investigative documentary. With each film having a unique take on the topic ...

Tumbleweed Film Festival

Join the festival that's truly off the beaten path and offers breathtaking wild-west scenery. Audience members sip wines while watching films in wineries or under the stars in Washington state's wine country and in Canada's British Columbia. Filmmakers enjoy multiple screening opportunities, cash prizes, reviews of every film submitted, unnique media prospects and the chance to meet other filmmakers and unwind in a ruggedly beautiful part of the world.

That Auteur Word

I’ve been doing a bit of phd work this morning and one of the areas I’ve been researching is on film authorship and I appear to have fallen in love with that word ‘auteur’ its such a rich, fresh word and very French (when you say it you kind of feel as if you live there). When I first started researching this area, I used to think that the word applied only exclusively to film directors, but - to varying degrees – I’d argue that we are all actually authors whether we ar...

Introducing AFF Director Roman Gutek

  The AMERICAN FILM FESTIVAL , the first film event in Eastern Europe completely devoted to classic and contemporary American independent works, will take place from October 20 to 24, 2010 in the historic city of Wroclaw, Poland. The Festival is the brainchild of Roman Gutek, a pioneering distributor who has been the prime mover in bringing world cinema to his native Poland in the past two decades. Roman Gutek has worked as a committed distributor of auteur films in Poland for a...

Paris Festival of Different and Experimental Cinemas (2012 edition)

Organized by the COLLECTIF JEUNE CINEMA (CJC), French cooperative for distribution, the Paris
Festival of Different & Experimental Cinemas is devoted exclusively to experimental, different,
avant-garde & art cinemas.


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