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Sundance Juries

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 Sundance Institute announced today 19 members of five juries awarding prizes at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival, January 17-27 in Park City, Salt Lake City, Ogden and Sundance, Utah. Short Film Awards will be announced at a ceremony on January 22 at Park City’s Jupiter Bowl, with feature film awards announced at a separate ceremony on January 26.   Members of the Alfred P. Sloan Jury will be announced in January. U.S. DOCUMENTARY JURY Liz Garbus Academy Award® nominated...

How to double revenues…by understanding audiences. Seminar at Göteborg

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In the beginning of February 2013 the long-awaited report on the creative sector in Sweden will be published. One of the case studies, written by Bengt Toll, looks at the prerequisites for a real growth on all levels within the Swedish Film Industry. That is the backdrop to this seminar in which Bengt Toll discuss his findings with experts Mike Gubbins and Peter Buckinghamwho will take the issues further. The seminar aims to cut to the real issue for producer...

German Films' six-person advisory board was newly elected

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RE-ELECTION OF THE ADVISORY BOARD AND ADOPTION OF THE 2013 BUDGET AT GERMAN FILMS Shareholders' meeting of German Films (23 November, 2012) German Films' six-person advisory board was newly elected at the company's shareholders' meeting today. Moreover, the meeting adopted German Films' budget for 2013. Additional funds were approved for events in Brazil and Chinas as well as support for marketing German films at international festivals. Martin Moszkowicz was confirmed as the chairman of th...

Meet the team of Baja International Film Festival at Los Cabos

We will be posting video interviews shortly. Meanwhile we would like to introduce to you the men and women whose vision transformed this idea of a world class festival dedicated to US and Mexican films... in Los Cabos (seems almost obvious when you think of it) into a brillant success... THE FOUNDERS                                 EDUARDO SANCHEZ-NAVARRO REDO  Regarded as one of the main p...

Baja International Film Festival's inaugural year’s official sponsor

The first annual Baja International Film Festival, November 14-17 in Los Cabos, Mexico, has announced the inaugural year’s official sponsors, with presenting sponsors including Los Cabos Arte y Cultura A.C., CPTM, and FITURCA.                 Support has been lent by Gobierno Baja California Sur, Gobierno Municipal Los Cabos, Instituto Mexicano de Cinematografía (IMCINE), Instituto Nacional de Antropología e Historia (INAH), a...

Launch of the first annual Baja International Film Festival - Virgin Produced Screenplay Competition

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The inaugural Baja International Film Festival, to be held November 14-17 in Cabo, Mexico, today announced an exciting new partnership with Virgin Produced and the launch of the first annual Baja International Film Festival - Virgin Produced Screenplay Competition.   Beginning today, October 8th, the Festival competition will accept feature-length screenplays in all genres until the submission deadline of October 26th. Screenplays entered into the competition will be judged by a distin...

53rd THESSALONIKI INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL / 2 - 11 NOVEMBER 2012

                              -OFFICIAL 53rd TIFF PRESS RELEASE- 53rd TIFF: Opening Ceremony (11/3/2012) OPENING CEREMONY The curtain rose on the 53rd Thessaloniki International Film Festival on Friday, November 2, 2012 with a simple ceremony. The opening ceremony took place at the packed Olympion Theater, with the jazz and swing rhythms of the band Milky Lady & the Cookies and the lindy hop Jitter...

The Return of the Osian's Cinefan Festival of Indian, Asian & Arab Cinema

Resurrection of an Important Festival, after 3 years   Lekha Shankar, in N.Delhi The Osian’s Cinefan Film Festival of Indian, Asian and Arab Cinema, one of the pioneering festivals for Asian cinema, founded by the dynamic Aruna Vasudev, made  a come-back after three years, to New Delhi, India, pleasing the many film buffs  in the country. After all, this is the Indian capital city’s only film festival, at a time when nearly every city in the country, ...

Sponsors spotlight at the Bahamas International Film Festival

  Coldwell Banker / Lightbourn Realty  Exclusive Realty Company for the Bahamas International Film Festival (BIFF) December 6 - 9, 2012 is excited to be a participant in 9th Annual BIFF, December 6 – 9, 2012.  ...

Two new arab films reviewed, "LUST", (Egypt) and "DEATH FOR SALE" (Morocco)

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by Alex Deleon LUST (Al Shooq) is an Egyptian film set in Egypt's second city, Alexandria, on the Mediterranean. However the part of the city we see is no tourist dream -- but a poverty stricken warren of side streets where the central figure, Umm Shooq, a charismatic possessed lady, and her two mod daughters live. When her youngest son falls seriously ill with a kidney condition and needs dialysis treatment --very expensive -- she is forced to beg on the streets to raise the money. When she...

16th Arab Film Festival opens in LA

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by Alex Deleon for <filmfestivals.com> The sixteenth edition of the Arab Film Festival (which travels to five cities in California) opened here on Friday, October 19 with a festive reception at the Screen writers Guild Theater in Beverly Hills. This is an intensive three day event which will screen as many films as can be squeezed into a long weekend. The opening night film was "Man Without a Cell Phone", a debut feature by Palestinian filmmaker Sameh Zoabi who has won various...

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 ...

New York: Richard Pena and the New York Film Festival

For the last 25 years as the program director of the Film Society of Lincoln Center Richard Pena has shaped the New York Film Festival upholding the standards of cutting edge cinema and opening new perspectives for film directors and the audience. By introducing new film making countries  to the critical film community  in New York and other major festivals he has shifted the festival’s  Eurocentric orientation to a global perspective presenting production...

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 ...

AFM (Oct. 31-Nov. 7) will kick off with more than 50 new exhibiting companies

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The American Film Market (AFM), set for Oct. 31-Nov. 7 in Santa Monica, will kick off with more than 50 new exhibiting companies.  National organizations from Australia, Dominican Republic, Panama, Russia and Thailand will also have a presence at AFM for the first time. New exhibitors hail from more than 18 countries and include such companies as: Altitude Film Sales (William Clarke and Andy Mayson), Embankment Films (Hugo Grumbar and Tim Haslam), Good Universe (Joe Drake and Nathan Kahane...

The Industry events scheduled at London BFI

The 56th BFI London Film Festival in association with American Express today reveals an exciting and comprehensive line up of events, screenings and services for UK and international film professionals. The Industry Programme, held at BFI Southbank and other London venues, comes hot on the heels of the early October launch of the BFI’s five year plan for supporting British film – Film Forever – and underlines the BFI’s steadfast commitment to supporting the B...

6 Tips On How Celebs Can Deal With Loneliness

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  By: Stan Popovich Some celebrities  and other people deal with loneliness when they are not in the spotlight. Here is a short list of techniques that a celebrity can use so that the fear of being alone doesn’t become a major issue in their lives.   1.Find An Activity Find an activity that you enjoy and where you can meet a lot of people. Doing something that you like to do will make you happy and will increase your chances of making friends.   2.Spend Time With...

Interview with actor Akin Gazi

    Interview with English/Turkish Cypriot actor Akin Gazi, the hot new face of BIG cinema ('The Devil's Double', 2011; 'Black Gold' 2011; and now 'Zero Dark Thirty', 2012). Look out for this up and coming mega talent. He has already been on the side of buses in Qatar... Will UK be next? Read our up close and personal interview below.   ME: How did you get into acting and when did you know that you want to act? AKIN: When I was a child I loved spending time in my imaginat...

'A Trip' ('Izlet', 2011) will contend for Oscars 2013.

The Slovenian film ‘A Trip’ (‘Izlet’, 2011) by writer/director Nejc Gazvoda will represent Slovenia at the 2013 Oscars. Out of all international films contending for the ‘Foreign Film’ category, only one will win for 'Best Foreign Film'. The 85th Academy Awards will take place Feb. 24, 2013. 'A Trip' has received nominations and awards at international film festivals the world over. It won ‘Best Screenplay’ by Nejc Gazvoda, ‘Best Acting&r...

“TRASHED” HITS PICCADILLY AND TAKES JEREMY IRONS ON A JOURNEY OF DISCOVERY, DISBELIEF AND HOPE

OFFICIAL PRESS RELEASE FROM 'Sally Fischer Public Relations' “TRASHED” (2012) screened Saturday, September 29 at 9:00PM at the Apollo Piccadilly Cinema in London Academy Award-winning actor Jeremy Irons and Academy Award-winning composer Vangelis attended screening “TRASHED” HITS PICCADILLY AND TAKES JEREMY IRONS ON A JOURNEY OF DISCOVERY, DISBELIEF AND HOPE   London, UK: Candida Brady brings her hot topic film "TRASHED" to the Raindance Film Festiva...

Ted Shugrue will be missed, my former boss at Sony Pictures till 1996

  Ted Shugrue waving and surrounded by his colleagues (Steve Klain, Duncan Clark, and Tony Manne to his right) Body language says he was happy... Ted Shugrue, the former head of Sony Pictures' overseas distribution division and president of Loews Cineplex International, died last Thursday fom liver cancer at the age of 62. In 1983, Shugrue became one of the first employees of the newly formed TriStar Pictures, where he was instrumental in building the distribution arm for TriStar (lat...

Guests at Forum Future of Film Festivals 2012 Katowice Poland

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    „Future of film festivals - between the Local and the Global": Film Forum guests list   The Forum is parrt of Ars Independent, organized by Anita Skwara for the Festival. THE AGENDA    September 24th at Rondo Sztuki 10:00 - 10: 30 welcome speech Introduction during which the managers will present goals and ideas of the Forum and intro-duce the attendees. "Authorial word&...

THE EMPLOYER has been selected as the Opening Feature for the 12th annual Shriekfest Film Festival.

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This World Premiere screening will take place on Friday, October 5th, 2012 at Raleigh Studios, 5300 Melrose Avenue in Los Angeles. THE EMPLOYER is a psychological thriller starring Malcolm McDowell (A Clockwork Orange) as the CEO of a mysterious corporation called Carcharius. After a series of interviews with five job applicants for a recently opened position with the company, the Employer gathers the five candidates together in a locked room. He informs them that they are about to experience t...

Produce with China forum in Montreal

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Montreal World Film Festival offered a focus on China. MONDAY, AUGUST 27TH - 10h00 – 12h00 Hotel Hyatt Regency, Salon Creation, 6th floor - Chinese delegation presents the situation and rules of coproduction, distribution and film market of China.            From left to right: JIA Qi, Vice President of China Movie Channel and Head of the Delegation GUO Hua, Deputy Director International Dept, China Movie Channel ZHAO Hai Cheng, Vice President of China Film...
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