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Hallam Foe will open the Edinburgh Film Festival

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The Edinburgh International Film Festival (EIFF), the longest continually running film festival in the world, announced today that David Mackenzie’s romantic drama “Hallam Foe” will be the opening film of this year’s festival. The announcement was made today by the Festival’s Artistic Director, Hannah McGill. “Hallam Foe” stars BAFTA award winner Jamie Bell (“Flags of Our Fathers,” “King Kong,” “Billy Elliott”) in the title role along with Sophia Myles (“Underworld,...

Hefty 400 shorts program in Hamburg

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From June 6th on, the 23 rd International ShortFilmFestival Hamburg is screening more than 400 short filmsIt's the beginning of May, and temperatures in Hamburg have already passed the 20°Celsius mark weeks ago. It's conceivable that June weather will make it impossible not to walk the streets of our city bare-naked. This leaves you the choice of either turning into an exhibitionist or joining us in the coolness of our festival locations - or both, if you wish.For one week, hundreds of shorts w...

Film and Television Distribution & The Internet Book launched in Cannes

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Download Devastation?Cannes Film Festival Launch of New Book provides the answers to online film distribution. The Internet and mobile platforms are not a threat to the film industry but represent a huge opportunity to reach new markets and audiences - provided film companies understand how to set up digital deals. The claim has been made by a lawyer who is launching a new book at the 60th Cannes Film Festival which explains the plethora of legal issues relating to Internet and mobile film dis...

Oliver Stone and Dario Argento will receive the Ischia Legend Award

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Directors Oliver Stone and Dario Argento will be presented with the award ceremony’s most prestigious accolade during the upcoming festival. The announcement was made at Cannes by Marco di Lello, the Regional Minister for Tourism and Culture for the Campagnia region, the supporting body for the event.Oliver Stone, with eleven nominations and three Oscars, is a dominant figure in the world of cinematic history. His career has included masterpieces such as Midnight Run, Scarface and The Year of ...

From June 6th on, the 23 rd International ShortFilmFestival Hamburg is screening more than 400 short films

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Never mind the climate change – just look for shelter in our cinemas From June 6th on, the 23 rd International ShortFilmFestival Hamburg is screening more than 400 short filmsIt’s the beginning of May, and temperatures in Hamburg have already passed the 20°Celsius mark weeks ago. It’s conceivable that June weather will make it impossible not to walk the streets of our city bare-naked. This leaves you the choice of either turning into an exhibitionist or joining us in the coolness of our f...

Peter Greenaway's Tulse Luper VJ Tour

Future cinema possibilities include genres such as "performative cinema." Here we have Peter Greenaway performing in front of live audiences his Tulse Luper VJ Tour. Greenaway uses for his set a special VJ system consisting of a large plasma screen with touchscreen, developed for CNCDNC by BeamSystems. Utilizing this system, Greenaway projects the 92 Tulse Luper ‘stories’ on the three screens in a multi

Palm Beach Film Festival Honors Cinema Greats

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Margaret O'Brien in the 1940sSunday, April 22-------The cultural, business and political elite of Palm Beach County were in black tie and evening gowns last evening, as the Palm Beach International Film Festival held its annual Awards Gala, honoring an intriguing cross-section of filmmakers, actors and a true film legend. Held at the swanky Boca Raton Resort and Club, the evening was a celebration of the Festival, the celebrity honorees, and a fundraiser for the Festival's commitment to...

Tim Grohne Stewart Till Peter Buckingham

Stewart Till CBE, Chairman, UK Film Council Tim Grohne, VP International Sales, First Look InternationalPeter Buckingham, Head of Distribution & Exhibition, UK Film CouncilFestival Filter: Understanding How the Film Festival is a Critical Outlet for the Distribution of Independent Film The vast majority of film festivals and films in the world are not the majors or blockbuster hits. This being the case, festivals

Palm Beach FF Honors Film Greats

Sunday, April 22-------The cultural, business and political elite of Palm Beach County were in black tie and evening gowns last evening, as the Palm Beach International Film Festival held its annual Awards Gala, honoring an intriguing cross-section of filmmakers, actors and a true film legend. Held at the swanky Boca Raton Resort and Club, the evening was a celebration of the Festival, the celebrity honorees, and a fundraiser for the Festival's commitment to supporting student and local fil...

IFFS EUROPE 2007 Program & Agenda Wednesday April 18, 2007

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8:00 Networking Breakfast 8:45  Festival Retrospective, a Decade of Hindsight    This panel will examine what large festivals from around the world have gone through to get where they are today. This esteemed group of festivals will share what they consider to be critical factors in their festivals success, longevity, and where they see their organizations in the next five years. Moderator: Stuart Kemp, UK Bureau Chief, The Hollywood ReporterDespina Mouzaki, Director, Thessaloniki Film Fest...

IFFS Europe April 18 Program & Agenda

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Program for the Day 8:00 Networking Breakfast 8:45 Festival Retrospective, a Decade of Hindsight This panel will examine what large festivals from around the world have gone through to get where they are today. This esteemed group of festivals will share what they consider to be critical factors in their festivals success, longevity, and where they see their organizations in the next five years. Moderator: Stuart Kemp, UK Bureau Chief, The Hollywood ReporterDespina Mouzaki, Director, Thessal...

Estonian Black Nights Fest:

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2nd Horror and Fantasy Film Festival to be held in the Estonian resort town of Haapsalu from 22 - 25 March.Haapsalu will be overrun by nearly 20 acclaimed fantasy and horror films from all over the world. Hosted by a community that is itself home to a legendary ghostly apparition – the White Lady – the 2nd Haapsalu Horror and Fantasy Film Festival is organised in cooperation with the town of Haapsalu, Black Nights Film festival and Haapsalu Culture Centre."The boundaries between fantasy and ...

Native Son Honored At Bermuda International Film Festival

 Monday, March 19-----Actor Earl Cameron, a Bermuda native son who found fame as the "English Sidney Poitier" in several trailblazing English films of in the late 1950s and early 1960s, is being honored at the Bermuda International Film Festival. On Saturday evening, A Conversation With Earl Cameron featured the distinguished actor, who discussed his career and the changing role for black talents in the film industry.From the moment he first appeared on screen, as a young Jamaican...

Native Son Earl Cameron Honored At Festival

 Saturday, March 17-----Actor Earl Cameron, a Bermuda native son who found fame as the "English Sidney Poitier" in several trailblazing English films of in the late 1950s and early 1960s, is being honored at the Bermuda International Film Festival. This evening, A Conversation With Earl Cameron will feature the distinguished actor, who will discuss his career and the changing role for black talents in the film industry.From the moment he first appeared on screen, as a young Jamaican ...

Native Son Earl Cameron Honored At Festival

 Saturday, March 17-----Actor Earl Cameron, a Bermuda native son who found fame as the "English Sidney Poitier" in several trailblazing English films of in the late 1950s and early 1960s, is being honored at the Bermuda International Film Festival. This evening, A Conversation With Earl Cameron will feature the distinguished actor, who will discuss his career and the changing role for black talents in the film industry.From the moment he first appeared on screen, as a young Jamaican ...

Native Son Earl Cameron Honored At Festival

 Saturday, March 17-----Actor Earl Cameron, a Bermuda native son who found fame as the "English Sidney Poitier" in several trailblazing English films of in the late 1950s and early 1960s, is being honored at the Bermuda International Film Festival. This evening, A Conversation With Earl Cameron will feature the distinguished actor, who will discuss his career and the changing role for black talents in the film industry.From the moment he first appeared on screen, as a young Jamaican ...

Black Book Bermuda opener

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The Bermuda International Film Festival marks its tenth anniversary with a lineup that includes 85 films from 32 countries, including several award-winning entries from other fests. The BIFF opens Mar. 16 with Paul Verhoeven's recent best foreign language film Oscar shortlist entry "Black Book," and closes with Taika Waititi's comic love story from New Zealand, "Eagle vs. Shark." Carrie Fisher, Richard Dreyfuss and documentary filmmaker Stanley Nelson are among the six jurors who will select...

Berlinale Competition Closes With Ozon Film

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 Saturday, February 17--- The Berlinale Competition section closes with the world premiere of ANGEL, the latest film from international favorite François Ozon (8 WOMEN). The film, a French-Belgian-British co-production, is the French director's first film in English., Set in England at the beginning of the 20th Century, the film portrays the rise and fall of a young woman from humble beginnings, who breaks into the highest echelons of society as an author. Romola Garai stars as the head-...

Edinburgh Film Audiences Conference: Study of film audiences

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The Filmhouse, Lothian Road, Edinburgh - home of the Edinburgh International Film Festival - announces its 2nd Edinburgh Film Audiences Conference.The study of film audiences is a developing area that explores attitudes towards films, influence of meanings and cultural identity as well as findings relating to age, class, ethnic and gender groups. This conference aims to unite academics and the film industry in the discussion of audience research and its impact on content, ethics and different...

British Boom At The BAFTAS

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Wednesday, February 14---The Brits were back as big winners (on their home turf) of the BAFTA Awards, more formally referred to as the Orange British Academy Film Awards. The Best Film honors went to THE QUEEN, as did the Best Actress nod to Helen Mirren (dust off that bookshelf for your Oscar, Mrs. Hackford), with the Best British Film prize going to THE LAST KING OF SCOTLAND, and its lead actor Forrest Whitaker for his portrayal of Uganda strongman Idi Amin. Other Brits who shined include Best...

British Films In The Berlinale Competition

Friday, February 2----Two British films receiving their international premieres are prominently featured in the Competition Section of the Berlin Film Festival, which opens this coming Thursday. NOTES ON A SCANDAL, features two tasty (and Oscar-nominated) performances by Dame Judi Dench and Cate Blanchett as, respectively, a sexually repressed olderschool teacher who blackmails a younger teacher who is having a secret affair with a young male student. The psycho-sexual thriller with lesbian o...

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