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BAFTA Awards Honors "Gay Shepherds"

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The Orange BAFTA – British Academy of Film and Television Awards - ceremony held February 19 in London turned out some surprises in an eclectic number of wins by various actors, directors and producers. The event was hosted by the outstandingly witty Stephen Fry, best known for his role as Oscar Wilde in Wilde. Absolutely every person he presented received a stunning compliment. Even Matt Dillon whom he told the audience he had seen Crash with at the same theater as the awards ceremony - the O...

The Independent Film Show of experimental film

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INDEPENDENT FILM SHOW 5th Edition16 - 17 - 18 - 19 november 2005 Palazzo delle Arti - PAN (via dei Mille, 60 - 80122 Napoli)The Independent Film Show is devoted to the exhibition of experimental film. In a way, it is not surprising that this film festival is organized by an art gallery, as experimental film has certainly as much to do, or far more to do, with the plastic arts than it does with cinema, as conceived in its most classic and commonly accepted sense. It is film considered as an art ...

BIFA British Independent Awardsnominees announced

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8th Annual BRITISH INDEPENDENT FILM AWARDS (BIFA)A trio of films dominate the 2005 British Independent Film Award (BIFA) nominations announced today, Tuesday 25 October.The BIFAs, now regarded as the kick-off of to the awards season which culminates in the BAFTA and Academy Awards in Spring 2006, will be presented on Wednesday 30 November at Hammersmith Palais. Stephen Frears' Mrs Henderson Presents, debut director Laurence Dunmore's The Libertine, and Brazilian director Fernando Mereilles' The ...

What's up in London (Fest in action)

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The Times bfi London Film Festival opens today for the 49th time with "The Constant Gardener", directed by acclaimed City Of God director Fernando Meirelles. The Festival closes on Thursday 3 November with George Clooney's Good Night. And, Good Luck. With up to 20 screenings and special events to choose from every day the festival offers a lot to films fans.Herewith a list of a few key events.The Hollywood Reporter presents: In Sync: The Director/Producer Dynamic20th October 2005 - 18:15, Natio...

Ken Russell Retrospective at Oldenburg (Sept 7-11)

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12th Oldenburg International Film Festival(September 7th to 11th 2005)will play a Retrospective on Ken Russell.A celebration of the works of Britain´s groundbreaking director.The 12th Oldenburg International Film Festival honours Ken Russell, one of the outstanding personalities of British independent cinema. Eight films by the cinematic provocateur and role-model to the lives of Peter Greenaway will be shown an the Festival. Ken Russell will attend the Festival as a guest of honour and his lat...

The Business Festival closing at the Edimburgh Film Fest

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The Business a film by Nick Love will close this year's edition of Edimburg Film Feast!(August 17-28)The Business: Directed by Nick Love Cast: Danny Dyer, Tamer Hassan, Geoff Bell, Georgina Chapman, Eddie Weber, Adam Bolton, Linda Henry, Roland Manookian, Arturo Venegas, Camille Coduri )'Get rid of this Spanish Fly crap: I want black, red and chrome everywhere!'Set in the gaudy, Thatcherite 1980s, this underworld yarn - a confident follow-up to Love's acclaimed Football Factory- follows the adve...

Nicolas Roeg heads the international jury in Copenhagen

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Copenhagen International Film Festival honored Nicolas Roeg as president of this year’s jury.The Festival runs August 18 (opening with Life is a miracle from Kusturica) to the 28th.The director, cinematographer, producer and screenwriter Nicolas Roeg was born in London on August 15th 1928. He began his filmmaking career in 1947, when at the age of 19 he got a job at Marylebone Studio serving tea for film crews and assisting in the dubbing of French films.He moved to MGM’s London studios, whe...

The Stars Come Out for EIFF's Opening Night

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The Edinburgh International Film Festival got off to a glamorous start as the cast of the Opening Night Film Wah-Wah graced the red carpet, prior to the screening at Cineworld. Director Richard E. Grant, actors Gabriel Byrne, Emily Watson, Nicholas Hoult, Sid Mitchell, Olivia Grant and Julian Wadham were all in attendance for the film's sold-out World Premiere.“...Terrified, exuberant, and exhilarated,” was how Grant described his mood just before the premiere of his directorial debut, which...

Sydney film festival opens with My Summer of Love

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The theme for Friday’s Sydney Film Festival’s opening night was Sparkle! and it certainly did. The State Theatre, already dazzling with its marble staircase, mirrored and tapestry-covered walls, and second largest cut crystal chandelier in the world suspended over the three-tiered auditorium, provided the perfect venue for the red carpet entrance, accompanied by bright lights, snapping flash bulbs. And…pink diamonds, worn by some of the festival guests and provided by the night’s sponsor...

Krakow Short & Docu Festival

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45th KRAKOW SHORT & DOCUMENTARY FILM FESTIVAL "L'embarras de choix" The 'Krakow Internationl Festival of Short and Documentary Films', which is now its 45th incarnation Making it one of the oldest and most prestigious festivals of this kind in the world, has shortened its official monicker to a more simple "KRAKOW INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL" and has expanded its offerings to a mind-boggling 440 films -- all screened within six days as singleton showings in four different locations. With this ...

The Commonwealth Film Festival line-up

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The Commonwealth Film Festival is delighted to announce this year’s programme. Films have been specially selected from over 1200 submissions to reflect the best filmmaking from across the 71 nations of the Commonwealth, covering every base from drama, thrillers, comedy to animation, documentary and short film making. Not to mention the prestigious gala presentations, industry debates and fantastic parties lined up for all to enjoy.This years’ festival presents 10 real gems in the form of Gal...

Second annual Directors Guild Awards in just 2 days

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The second annual Directors Guild Awards for Outstanding Directorial Achievement will be awarded at a gala ceremony at the Curzon Mayfair in London on 20 March 2005.The Guild is delighted to confirm that the ceremony will be compered by founding member and long-standing supporter, Michael Winner. Mr Winner has hosted all of the Guild’s previous Lifetime Achievement Award ceremonies that have honoured some of the most prestigious film directors of our times, from Fred Zinnemann through Stanley...

Aviator wins 4 BAFTA, Vera Drake 3, Ray and Sunshine 2

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The Aviator has won four BAFTAs and Vera Drake has won three at The Orange British Academy Film Awards. Ray, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind and The Motorcycle Diaries won two BAFTAs each.The Aviator received Awards in the categories Film, Actress in a Supporting Role for Cate Blanchett, Make-Up & Hair and Production Design. Mike Leigh won the David Lean Award for Achievement in Direction and Imelda Staunton won Actress in a Leading Role for Vera Drake. The film also won for Costume Des...

Vera Drake took best at British Independent Film Awards

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7th Annual BRITISH INDEPENDENT FILM AWARDS Announces the winners for 2004The contentious story of an abortionist in 1950s England swept the board tonight at the 7th annual British Independent Film Awards. Vera Drake scooped a massive six awards including the prestigious Best Film and Best Director.Mike Leigh and actress Imelda Staunton repeated their Venice Film Festival triumph where the film was awarded the Golden Lion for Best Film and Best Actress award for Staunton. Again, Leigh, who has en...

Swiss American Film Festival wrap

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SWISSAM ‘04 - Swiss American Film Festival, New YorkThe second edition of the SWISSAM screened from November 5th through 11th fifty five productions at the Quad Cinemas, the Anthology Film Archives, and the Tribeca Cinema. As the German Swiss would say ‘small but superb’ (klein aber oho). Switzerland has made significant contributions to international film making, initially through films by Alain Tanner, Claude Coretta or Michael Spoutter but also equally important through exporting he...

Vanity Fair, 5X2 and a few more reviews from London

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Alex Deleon,London Film Festival,November 1, 2004Today’s films:(1) “Vanity Fair” with Rees Witherspoon as the social climbing “mountaineer”, Becky Sharp with seamless English accent, in Napoleonic era England, via Thackeray – A lush high budget production by Mira Nair (of “Monsoon Rain”) – fantastic costumes, makeup, sets, horses, rich colour photography, good acting all around from a full cast of English stalwarts, Bob Hoskins, Gabriel Byrne, nearly the entire British “a Li...

London Fest opens in relaxed ambiance says Leigh

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The London Film Festival (November 20 – November 4) has opened appropriately, with a new English film, Mike Leigh’s “Vera Drake”, set in 1950s London. Mr. Leigh and the star of his film, Imelda Staunton, who is in line for an Oscar for her startling portrayal of a back-street abortionist in early post-war London, were guests of honour last night at the British premiere of the film. Other high profile guests were directors Anthony Minghella (“Cold Mountain”) and Ridley Scott. Vi...

Tulse Luper Suitcases trilogy premiere at Montreal

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The Tulse Luper Suitcases Trilogy by Peter Greenaway, talented British director Peter Greenaway and renowned Dutch producer Kees Kasander have chosen the Montreal Festival of Nouveau Cinema for a world-première presentation of the complete Tulse Luper Suitcases, consisting of a trilogy of feature films plus a Web site and a multiplayer game designed especially to accompany the saga. Peter Greenaway and Kees Kasander will be in Montreal from October 18 to 22.A true multimedia project, The Tulse ...

Toronto biz buzz 2

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DEALS, DEALS AND MORE DEALSAs the Toronto Film Festival enters its final weekend, distribution deals for the coveted North American market have been secured on a number of key film titles.Focus Features, the specialty distribution division of Universal Pictures, secured North American, Scandinavian and Australian rights for the UK film My Summer of Love, directed by Pawel Pawlikowski. The film, which screened in Toronto in the Contemporary World Cinema section, tells the story of a summer encoun...

Mike Leigh's Vera Drake wins Golden Lion

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Mike Leigh's "Vera Drake" won the coveted "Leone d’Oro" - Golden Lion - at the 61st Venice International Film Festival, presided over by John Boorman, jury president. The awards were announced at the closing ceremony September 11. Imelda Staunton who plays Vera Drake, a midwife in the 1950's prosecuted for "helping young girls and women in trouble" won the Coppa Volpi, best actress award. There is an irony in the award of the Golden Lion to Mike Leigh's "Vera Drake". Tod Solondz "Palindro...

Vera Drake from Mike Leigh

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This is the first time in Mike Leigh's nine feature films that he has used the name of a character in the title. There is a reason for this. Most of his other films had various characters revolving around a central theme. Here, everything revolves around one protagonist, Vera Drake, a cheerful cleaning lady, who helps everybody she can. She is a loving wife and mother. However, sornething else she does out of the goodness of her heart, though unknown to her family, is help young girls get aborti...

Experimental cinema of the 60s conference

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In the beginning was the imagethe films of Don Levy and Peter WhiteheadA two-day symposium of screenings and talks re-evaluating the work of the Slade art school film unit alumniSpecial guest speakers: Peter Whitehead and James Quinn (producer, Herostratus)Has a festival of atrocity films ever been held?. . . It seemed likely in the late 60s, but the new puritans of our day would greet such a suggestion with a shudder. A pity – given the unlimited opportunities which the media landscape now of...

Edinburgh Film Festival Awards shortlist announced

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The Michael Powell Award for Best New British Feature Film Named in homage to one of Britain˜s most original filmmakers, the Michael Powell Award is sponsored by the UK FILM COUNCIL and LOVEFiLM. Rewarding imagination and creativity in British filmmaking, the Award is judged by an international jury and carries a substantial cash prize.2003 Winner: Young Adam directed by David McKenzie - Previous Winnersare: 2002 Out Of Control directed by Dominic Savage; 2001 Gas Attack directed by Kenny Glen...

Anderson Tribute at the Edinburgh Festival

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Anderson Tribute and Zurlini Retrospective at the Edinburgh Festival. August 18 to 29 The Edinburgh International Film Festival will organize a tribute to Scottish director Lindsay Anderson, which includes a performance by esteemed actor Malcolm McDowell; and a retrospective on Valerio Zurlini, one of the most influential Italian filmmakers of his generation.Commemorating the tenth anniversary of the death of director Lindsay Anderson, EIFF will be screening two of his features, O LUCKY MAN! (19...

British Gala strong selection at next Edinburgh Fest

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British Gala: The Best of British: the finest features produced in the UK in the last twelve months will be featured at the forthcoming festival edition to be held August 18 to 29.Ae Fond KissKen Loach Long awaited, Glasgow-set romance, from one of Britain’s greatest filmmakers. BlindedEleanor Yule Powerful drama of jealousy and passion, starring EIFF favourite Peter Mullan Dead Man's ShoesShane Meadows Fourth feature from one of Britain's best-loved filmmakers; a gritty tale of gangland r...
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