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Medic 3 will will premiere at Beverly Hills Fest

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What matters most in life—and why it matters—is the subject of “Medic 3,” a stirring new documentary by Torrey Schoerner and Priscilla Cordoba.Set to world-premiere at the Beverly Hills Film Festival, the documentary uses three distinct visual styles to convey the world of Mammoth Mountain paramedics. Faced with life-and-death situations nearly daily, the subjects of this 10-minute film have formed a world view very different from that of most of us. . .and yet it is one that has much t...

President of Media Salles on Europe Enlargment

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Jens Rykaer - President of MEDIA SallesAs of 1 May 2004, the European Union will consist of 25 countries with 450 million inhabitants. Whilst welcoming these new members - and in particular all those who work in the world of the cinema - I should like us to remember that the strength of this new and increasingly far-flung Europe,lies in its diversity, as the President of the European Commission, Romano Prodi, has emphasised on several occasions. Diverse peoples and diverse cultures that must fin...

7 Leo nominations for a canadian short

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Seven Leo Award Nominations"Do Not Disturb" 10min / Canada / Color A film about intervention. Directed by A. Jonathan Benny, Produced by Isabelle Longnus for Inter-Muses Productions. Starring Ian Tracey, Mitra Loraz and Farsad Etesami. "Do Not Disturb" has been nominated for seven leo awards including: Best Picture , producer Isabelle Longnus A. Jonathan Benny received four nominations for: Best DirectionBest CinematographyBest EditingBest Screenwriting The film also received two nominatio...

Low Budget Summit Line-Up Announced

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Friday, June 25 at the 2004 Los Angeles Film FestivalA day of panels and workshops with leading independent film directors, producers, and other professionals. • The Low Budget Low Down: Panelists identify the types of scripts that are best suited for low budget film, and provide information on inventive budgeting, financing strategies, and outlets of distribution of low budget films• Special Grant Writing Workshop with ITVS: Richard Saiz, Programming Manager of the Independent Televisio...

The Caméra d'Or Jury headed by Tim Roth

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The President of the Caméra d'Or Jury of the 57th Festival de Cannes is Tim ROTH, the British actor and director.He will award the Caméra d'Or prize on May 22nd during the Award Ceremony to the best first film in one of the following Festival de Cannes sections: Official Selection, Director's Fortnight and International Critics Week.He will notably be accompanied by:Anne THERON, director, who represents SRF,Alain CHOQUART, director of photography, for AFC,Aldo TASSONE, for the critics union, S...

Nikita Mikhalkov heads jury for shorts

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Following Luc Dardenne, Jean-Pierre Jeunet, Thomas Vinterberg, Erick Zonca, Martin Scorsese and Emir Kusturica, Nikita Mikhalkov will be the president of the Jury for the Short Films in Competition and the Cinéfondation, official Selection for the short and medium films from cinema schools, of the 57th Cannes Festival. He will be aided by four international artists: Nicole Garcia, Marisa Paredes, Nuri Bilge Ceylan and Pablo Trapero.Nikita Mikhalkov will award the three Cinéfondation Awards on ...

The Caméra d'Or Jury headed by Tim Roth

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The President of the Caméra d'Or Jury of the 57th Festival de Cannes is Tim ROTH, the phenomenal British actor and director.He will award the Caméra d'Or prize on May 22nd during the Award Ceremony to the best first film in one of the following Festival de Cannes sections: Official Selection, Director's Fortnight and International Critics Week.He will notably be accompanied by:Anne THERON, director, who represents SRF,Alain CHOQUART, director of photography, for AFC,Aldo TASSONE, for the criti...

Tarantino cancells his Kill Bill Volume 2 promo tour

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Too much work with jury duty?TARANTINO WORLD TOUR + POPCORN TAXI Q&A CANCELLED!Popcorn Taxi has just learnt the devastating news that Quentin Tarantino has cancelled the remainder of his KILL BILL VOLUME 2 world tour, which included his visit to Australia and the Popcorn Taxi Q&A session scheduled for this Sunday at The Sydney Opera House.Miramax released a statement today reporting that Quentin was exhausted after concluding back to back production on KILL BILL VOLUMES 1 and 2, as well as part...

International Critic's Week

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INTERNATIONAL CRITICS WEEKFeature filmsTawfik Abu Wael, "Atash" (Thirst) (Israel/Palestine)Fernando Eimbcke, "Temporada de patos" (Duck Season) (Mexico) Eléonore Faucher, "Brodeuses" (France) Mohamed Asli, "À Casablanca les anges ne volent pas" (Morocco/Italy) Keren Yedaya, "Or" (Mon trésor) (France) Fabrice du Welz, "Calvaire" (Belgium/France/Luxemburg) Carole Laure, "CQ2" (Seek You Too) (Canada/France)Short FilmsArnaud Demuynck, "Signes de vie" (France/Belgium)Georges Schwitzgebel, "L'homme...

Directors Fortnight program

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QUINZAINE DES RÉALISATEURS - Directors FortnightFeature FilmsPaul Vecchiali, "À vot' bon coeur" (France) Manda Kunitoshi, "Ano Tonneru" (The Tunnel) (Japan)Mario O'Hara, "Babae sa Breakwater" (Woman of Breakwater) (Philippines) Damien Odoul, "En attendant le déluge" (France)Behrouz Afkhami, "Gavkhouni" (The River's End) (Iran)Thomas Vincent, "Je suis un assassin" (France)Mohsen Amiryoussefi, "Khab é Talkh" (Bitter Dream) (Iran)Mario Martone, "L'Odore del sangue" (L'Odeur du sang) (Italy/Fran...

Early Prizes at Venice

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The "Arca Cinema Giovani" announced three awards that will be presented tomorrow at the Golden Lion ceremony: Prize for the movie that has best treated the theme "Passagi d'Occidente: encounters, diversities, contrasts" (my sentiments exactly!): Fernando Meirelles's The Constant Gardener, "for having chosen such a difficult and up-to-date subject; for the intense elaborated artistic direction." (France/Germany, 2005)Prize for Best Italian Film: Cristina Comencini's Don't Tell, "for having harmon...

Laifa Fest winners

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The 6th Annual Los Angeles Italian Film Awards is proud to announce our 2004 Winners. All awards were announced at the LAIFA Gala Sunday April 25, 2004 at the Arclight Cinemas in Hollywood.For Best Documentary"A Rhythm For Your Soul- Tarantism And Natural Theraphy" Directed by Giuliano CapaniFor Best Short Subject"Maree", Tides Directed by James PelleritoFor Best Film by an Italian-American Director "Deprivation" Directed By Jesse ScolaroFor Best Film by an Italian Director "Ilaria Alpi - The c...

Mantegna honored at LAIFFA

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LIFE TIME ACHIEVEMENT A JOE MANTEGNA TONIGHT AT THE ARCLIGHT - VENITIAN CARNIVAL ,THE BELLYDANCE SUPERSTARS & THE DESERT ROSES. Joe Mantegna will be honored at "The Sixth Annual Los Angeles Italian Film Awards" (LAIFAFEST 2004), Tonight Sunday April 25 at 7:30, at the Arclight Cinemas in Hollywood. Mr. Mantegna  will be presented with the LAIFA 2004 Life Time Achievement Award followed by the "VENETIAN CARNIVAL PARTY". THE BELLYDANCE SUPERSTARS WILL BE PERFORMING DURING THE AWARD CEREMONY AND ...

The Fipresci Jury

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CANNES 2004: THE JURY OF THE INTERNATIONAL CRITICS (FIPRESCI JURY)David Robinson, UK, presidentGérard Camy, France Howard Feinstein, USADubravka Lakic, Serbia-MontenegroAgnès Catherine Poirier, France Mariano Morace, SwitzerlandBlagoja Kunovski, MacedoniaZlatko Vidackovic, CroatiaHassouna Mansouri, TunesiaSecretary: Caroline Vié-Toussaint, FranceThe jury will present the Prize of the International Critics to films — in the competitive section— in "Un Certain Regard" — in "Directors Fort...

Durban fest veterans wanted

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The Durban International Film Festival celebrates 25 years of bringing innovative, quality film to Durban audiences. In order to acknowledge this outstanding achievement, The Centre for Creative Arts, in association with The Local History Museums, intends holding a commemorative exhibition. People who played a significant role in the festival, movie enthusiasts and members of the public who would like to contribute memorabilia such as photos, posters, anecdotes, etc towards this event are kindl...

A selection of 9 German film screens in Cannes under Next Generation

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NEXT GENERATION 2004This year will be the seventh time that the Export-Union of German Cinema is presenting a selection of short films by German film students under the banner of "Next Generation" at the Cannes Film Festival.The 2004 edition of the "Next Generation" short film programme will be shown to an audience of industry professionals on Sunday, May 16, at 8.00 p.m. in the STAR Cinema. The programme comprises nine productions from eight academies and was compiled as usual by an expert jury...

L'adoption screened at recent Paris Film Festival

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L'adoption written and directed by Alain-Paul MallardScreened at Paris Film Festival earlier in AprilIt is summer in a small town in France, a heat that weighs listlessly on a landscape of newly constructed identical houses and dry wasteland, intersected with slip roads and railway lines. To assuage their boredom, best friends Marion (Selma El Mouissi) and Mélanie (Iliana Zabeth), 10 and 12 years old respectively, ride around on their bikes and claim as their own a half-completed building aband...

Laifafest opening night program

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LAIFAFEST 2004OPENING NIGHT FILM PRESENTATIONTuesday, April 20, 2004 • 7:30 PM • Arclight Cinemas"OUR ITALIAN HUSBAND" MARITI IN AFFITTODirector: Ilaria BorrelliStarring: Maria Grazia Cucinotta, Brooke Shields, Chevy Chase and Pierfrancesco FavinoOUR ITALIAN HUSBAND is a romantic comedy that tells the story of an Italian woman who flies across the Atlantic to New York City in search of her husband and finds him married to another woman. Two wives, four children and one husband must find a wa...

Tribeca features in competition

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Features in competition at Tribeca FestivalMay 1 - 9, 20041/2 Price [HALFP] France 62 min preceded by Paper Route A rare attempt to portray children's activities utterly without sentimentality, this debut by a 21-year-old actress follows a trio of kids aged 7, 8, and 9 as they fend for themselves in a world nearly free of adults. The film drew considerable attention in Paris after Chris Marker likened it to Breathless in its depiction of something we've never before seen on screen. ( more....

Laura Morante, master of ceremony for the 57th Festival de Cannes

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Laura Morante is to be the master of ceremony for the coming Festival de Cannes: she will launch the 57th edition by welcoming the President, Quentin Tarantino, and his jury on May 12th, as well as Pedro Almodovar who will be opening the Festival with the presentation of his film La Mala educaciòn.Laura Morante is also to compere the Palmarès ceremony on Saturday May 22nd. The Italian actress, daughter of the famous author Elsa Morante, last came to the Festival de Cannes in 2001 when she play...

Final rumors of line up

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The following movies are expected to compete for this year's "Palme d'or" according to French press reports: "The Ladykillers" (Coen Brothers), a remake of a comedy from 1955 "Shrek 2" by Dreamworks - the first part was already in competition three years ago "La vie est un miracle" (Emir Kusturica, Yugoslavia) a festival regular."Diaros de Motocicleta", an adaptation of Che Guevara's autobiography by Brazilian director Walter Salles covering Guevara's motorcycle adventures in the South America o...

Godard screens in Cannes Notre Musique

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Jean-Luc Godard's new film, Notre Musique, will be presented in the Official Selection, Out of Competition, at the coming 57th Festival de Cannes that is to take place from May 12th to 23rd. The Festival de Cannes has prepared a surprise for Jean-Luc Godard at the screening. He was last present at the Festival in 2001 with Eloge de l'Amour....

San Francisco Festival trailer

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April 15th is tax day. But all the stress of income tax preparations and payments evaporated when the rousing theme song from San Francisco, the 1936 movie starring Jeannette MacDonald and Clark Gable, blasted from the pipes of the Castro Theatre’s Mighty Wurlitzer organ. Everyone in the 1400-seat movie palace clapped along. As Wu-Tang Clan producer and Kill Bill composer RZA proclaimed about the 1922 historic landmark: “This theatre here is crazy--off the hook.” ...

Pirate in the Cannes bay

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Sean Cronin the producer of the modern-day action film 'Pirate.' is sailing the pirate ship The Reaper to the Cannes Film Festival to promote the movie and to dwarf all the plastic-fantastic yachts in the bay?PIRATE is an action/adventure/suspense/thriller. A powerful, violent and bloodthirsty tale of modern day pirating. A 21st Century swashbuckler with treasure, adventure, keel hauls and mutiny, but now with the added advantage of navigational devices and anti-tracking systems.Character drive...

Yadira Nazario attends Miami G&L fest with "12 hours"

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Actress Yadira Nazario will attend the screening of the wild, sexy Puerto Rican film 12 Horas (12 Hours) at the 6th annual Miami Gay & Lesbian Film Festival, and answer questions from the audience following the screening. Yadira has appeared in numerous international television ad campaigns and is best known in her native country for her role in the long-running stage hit Amor en los tiempos del SIDA. She will appear in 12 Horas director Raul Marchand Sanchez's next film, El perdu du los Innocen...
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