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JUDE LAW AND SIR MICHAEL GAMBON TO BE HONOURED AT THE 15th MOËT BRITISH INDEPENDENT FILM AWARDS Recipients of both The Richard Harris Award and The Variety Award were announced today by Johanna von Fischer and Tessa Collinson, joint Directors, The Moët British Independent Film Awards. Sir Michael Gambon will receive the Richard Harris Award and Jude Law The Variety Award at the awards ceremony on Sunday 9th December at Old Billingsgate. The Richard Harris Award was introduced in 200...

Looking Back: Cinema's Greatest Moments: THE ENGLISH PATIENT (1996)

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  The English Patient (1996).   Why do we love a great film so much? What makes a great film? Before a film is made there is only the concept of it, a dream of a story brought to life. With time what follows the individual filmmaker’s dream as it becomes realized into a film, it grows beyond the filmmaker’s personal vision and becomes the dream of all who are involved in its making. And further, if that film lives and thrives over the years it becomes myth-like, a livi...

Minghella Film Festival 11/13 March 2011

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   THIRD ANNUAL MINGHELLA FILM FESTIVAL ISLE OF WIGHT, 11 - 13 MARCH 2011   Fans of Antonio Carluccio will be sorry to hear that unforeseen circumstances now prevent him from attending this year's Minghella Film Festival, where he had hoped to be Guest of Honour at Sunday's Big Italian Brunch party.  Signor Carluccio OBE has sent the following message: "I wish everyone at the Minghella Film Festival 2011 all the best and look forward to joining you next time....

Third annual Minghella Film Festival

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   Third annual Minghella Film Festival, hosted by the family of the Oscar® winning director Anthony Minghella, opens on Friday 11 March with a gala preview of The Eagle (UK release: 25 March), the latest feature from acclaimed director Kevin Macdonald (State of Play, The Last King of Scotland, Touching the Void) which was produced by Anthony Minghella's close friend, Duncan Kenworthy (Love Actually, Notting Hill, Four Weddings and a Funeral).   Opening night celebrati...

The second edition of the Minghella Film Festival will take place in Newport on the Isle of Wight

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  The second edition of the Minghella Film Festival will take place in Newport on the Isle of Wight from 12 to 14 March 2010.  Last year's event showcased Oscar©winning director Anthony Minghella's feature films with introductions by members of his family and interviews with friends and colleagues including Jude Law, Alan Rickman, Martin Freeman and Lord David Puttnam.    This year's event continues the personal approach to presenting Anthony Minghella's work with a fasci...

Winners announced at GLIMMER Hull Short Film Fest

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Strong films give jury tough decisions whilst audiences turn out in record numbers for GLIMMER: The 7th Hull International Short Film Festival.The inaugural Anthony Minghella Awards for Best International and Best UK Short saw the jury face a difficult decision after attempting to choose the winners in competitions that they felt was of a very high standard. Indeed, the films were so strong that the jury felt compelled to share the Anthony Minghella Award for Best International Short between two...

Glimmer programme revealed

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More than 50 World, International, European and UK Premieres in a programme that will give audiences the chance to be the first to see the stars of tomorrow.The full schedule for GLIMMER: The 7th Hull International Short Film Festival, which runs from 21st-26th April 2009, is now available at www.hullfilm.co.uk. Chiefly taking place at the Reel Cinema Hull, based in the St. Stephens Shopping Centre in Hull, the programme is made up of more than 200 short films from across the world, more than a ...

Hull International Short Film Festival

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Cinema fanatics can get their diaries out as the schedule for GLIMMER: The 7th Hull International Short Film Festival is now available online at www.hullfilm.co.uk and at selected outlets across Yorkshire.The schedule covers the myriad of programmes and special events that GLIMMER will hold between 21st-26th April 2009. The opening day of Tuesday 21st April will see Reel Cinemas host a very special Opening Night Taster and the first of the International Competitions (films in which will all have...

Hull International Short Film Festival highlights

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GLIMMER The 7th Hull International Short Film Festival, which runs from 21st-26th April, is proud to announce that it has renamed two of its major awards the Anthony Minghella Award for Best International Short and the Anthony Minghella Award for best UK Short. Both awards have been sponsored by the University of Hull and carry cash prizes of £1000 (International Award) and £500 (UK Award).Anthony Minghella, who sadly passed away in 2008, was one of the British film industry’s most talented ...

Director Anthony Minghella Dead At 54

 Thursday, March 20----Anthony Minghella, the British filmmaker who won an Academy Award for his direction of THE ENGLISH PATIENT in 1997, died Tuesday morning in London at the age of 54. The cause was a brain hemmorage, brought on by complications from surgery he underwent a week ago to treat tonsil cancer. Anthony Minghella was born on January 6, 1954, and grew up on the Isle of Wight, where his parents, immigrants from Italy, ran an ice cream factory. Minghella began his career writing scri...

Denver Film Festival (SDFF29) line up

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The 29th Starz Denver Film Festival (SDFF29), produced by the Denver Film Society, rolls out the red carpet November 9 - 19, 2006. This year’s festival features a Salute to Canadian Cinema and will screen over 200 films with 14 premieres (2 world premieres, 5 North American premieres and 8 U.S premieres). 29 countries are represented this year: Argentina, Austria, Canada, China, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Great Britain, India, Iran, Israel, Italy, Japan, Latvia, Mongoli...

21st Jerusalem Fest opens with Kusturica

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Lia van Leer’s 21st International Jerusalem Film Festival begins Thursday, July 8, with a traditional starlight screening against the backdrop of the walls of the Old City of Jerusalem. This year the opening film will be Emir Kusturica’s “Life is a Miracle.” Kusturica will be a guest of the festival, as will British filmmaker Anthony Minghella, (“The English Patient,” “Cold Mountain”). They will both receive Achievement Awards at the inauguration of the festival. Lifetime Achieve...

Weinstein Likes Evil

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Miramax co-chair Harvey Weinstein who was at the Berlinale for the opening film Cold Mountain said he was impressed by Swedish director Mikael Håfström, enjoyed the visual style in Evil and what the young director got out of his actors. He recently spent time speaking with Håfström while on a visit to Sweden to promote Cold Mountain. Evil is one of the nominated best foreign language films for an Academy Award. When Håfström is in Hollywood later this month he will be speaking with prod...

Weinstein Proud of "Cold Mountain"

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Miramax co-chairman Harvey Weinsten was in Berlin for the opening of Cold Mountain at the Berlinale February 5. Recipient of seven Oscar nominations, Weinstein came with Anthony Minghella and actors Brendan Gleeson and Philip Seymour Hoffmann - but without Jude Law and Renee Zellwegger who were shooting in London, and Nicole Kidman in Australia attending to family business. The Miramax executive discussed with the press why Cold Mountain had not gotten key Oscar nods for best film and director....

Weinstein Proud of

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Miramax co-chairman Harvey Weinsten was in Berlin for the opening of Cold Mountain at the Berlinale February 5. Recipient of seven Oscar nominations, Weinstein came with Anthony Minghella and actors Brendan Gleeson and Philip Seymour Hoffmann - but without Jude Law and Renee Zellwegger who were shooting in London, and Nicole Kidman in Australia attending to family business. The Miramax executive discussed with the press why Cold Mountain had not gotten key Oscar nods for best film and director....

Weinstein Proud of "Cold Mountain"

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Miramax co-chairman Harvey Weinsten was in Berlin for the opening of Cold Mountain at the Berlinale February 5. Recipient of seven Oscar nominations, Weinstein came with Anthony Minghella and actors Brendan Gleeson and Philip Seymour Hoffmann - but without Jude Law and Renee Zellwegger who were shooting in London, and Nicole Kidman in Australia attending to family business. The Miramax executive discussed with the press why Cold Mountain had not gotten key Oscar nods for best film and director....

Weinstein Likes Evil

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Miramax co-chair Harvey Weinstein who was at the Berlinale for the opening film Cold Mountain said he was impressed by Swedish director Mikael Håfström and liked the visual style in Evil and what he got out of his actors. He spent time speaking with Håfström while in Berlin. Evil is one of the nominated best foreign language films for an Academy Award. When Håfström is in Hollywood later this month he will be speaking with producers, in particular about a Miramax project called Derailed...

Minghella’s Cold Mountain opens the Berlinale

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Minghella’s Cold Mountain opened the FestivalLove and war are the eternal themes of the cinema, and they will also usher in the Berlinale on February 5: Cold Mountain – an epos about the American Civil War by Anthony Minghella which is already being treated as a hot contender for the Oscar – is the first highlight of the festival. Alongside the director, leading actors Nicole Kidman and Jude Law were expected to stroll up the red carpet for the opening ceremony at the Festival Palast...but...

Cold Mountain review

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An Immortal Depiction of Love and MortalityAnthony Minghella's newest film is a Homeric journey of epic proportions.The film is scheduled to open next Berlinale.Recently I had the good fortune to attend a test screening of “Cold Mountain” also opening Berlinale. Based on the much lauded novel by Charles Frazier, the barebones of this epic are nothing too original. A pair of star-crossed lovers are separated prematurely by a war, in this case the Civil War, setting in motion the Long and Mise...

Santa Barbara <i>ambiance</i>

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Santa Barbara -- Meni's latest CGI short “Terra” screened here the opening weekend of The Santa Barbara International Film Festival's short film program. This, the 19th year of this Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences accredited festival, featured the most talked about writers and directors of the year along with an eclectic international film program. Director Aristomenis (Meni) Tsirbas joined over 80 filmmakers who presented their work in this scenic retreat just 90 miles north of ...

SBIFF reveals the <i>guts and glory</i> of directing

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2004 Santa Barbara International Film Festival Reveals the Guts and Glory of Directing From Peter Biskind’s documentary, Don’t Bank on Amerika to Denys Arcand’s, The Barbarian Invasions Santa Barbara never ceases to amaze us. On Saturday, January 31st a panel of eight prominent directors answered Biskind’s Q’s at the 2004 Santa Barbara International Film Festival. It is an event like this Directors on Directing panel that inspires and intrigues us as filmmakers, film enthusiasts, and f...

Cold Mountain review

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An Immortal Depiction of Love and MortalityAnthony Minghella's newest film is a Homeric journey of epic proportions.The film is scheduled to open next Berlinale.Recently I had the good fortune to attend a test screening of “Cold Mountain” due out sometime around Christmas. Based on the much lauded novel by Charles Frazier, the barebones of this epic are nothing too original. A pair of star-crossed lovers are separated prematurely by a war, in this case the Civil War, setting in motion the Lo...

Cold Mountain Berlin opener

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Love and war are the eternal themes of the cinema, and they will also usher in the Berlinale on February 5: Cold Mountain – an epos about the American Civil War by Anthony Minghella which is already being treated as a hot contender for the Oscar – is to be the first highlight of the festival. Alongside the director, leading actors Nicole Kidman and Jude Law are expected to stroll up the red carpet for the opening ceremony at the Festival Palast. Fearing for the safety of his beloved Ada, the...

Minghella’s Cold Mountain Will Open the Berlinale

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Minghella’s Cold Mountain Will Open the FestivalLove and war are the eternal themes of the cinema, and they will also usher in the Berlinale on February 5: Cold Mountain – an epos about the American Civil War by Anthony Minghella which is already being treated as a hot contender for the Oscar – is to be the first highlight of the festival. Alongside the director, leading actors Nicole Kidman and Jude Law are expected to stroll up the red carpet for the opening ceremony at the Festival Pala...
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