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London Film Festival Stays Exciting Despite Industry Downturn

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  Despite the current successes of such UK exports as NEVER LET ME GO by Mark Romanek and NOWHERE MAN by Sam Taylor-Wood and the highly anticipated new entry in the mega-successful HARRY POTTER series opening next month, the British film industry is rather in the doldrums. The ending of key tax credits and the shuttering of the UK Film Council (accused of lavish lunches and other extravagances in a period of austerity)  has given pessimism the upper hand in British film circles. Of...

Just Film: Tallinn's Children’s and Youth FilmFest to screen harry Potter

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Just Film, the Children’s and Youth Film Festival to be held in Tallinn between 19th- 28th will bring an extra special present to young audiences as it celebrates its 10th birthday. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (Part 1), the premiere of the first half of the eagerly awaited conclusion to the Harry Potter franchise, will provide an exciting way to kick off 9 days of films, guests and events dedicated to the next generation of cinema audiences and filmmakers. The films sees Harry, Ron a...

Tumbleweed Film Festival

Join the festival that's truly off the beaten path and offers breathtaking wild-west scenery. Audience members sip wines while watching films in wineries or under the stars in Washington state's wine country and in Canada's British Columbia. Filmmakers enjoy multiple screening opportunities, cash prizes, reviews of every film submitted, unnique media prospects and the chance to meet other filmmakers and unwind in a ruggedly beautiful part of the world.

Warsaw Film Festival Jury Interview

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The 26th Warsaw Film Festival runs from Friday, October 8 till Sunday, October 17, 2010.Robert Bodrog our Warsaw correspondant interviews Antonia Bird (award-winning British film director and BAFTA member), Francois da Silva (producer)and Mike Downey (producer and EFA board member), members of the jury for the 2010 Warsaw Film Festival's international competition, about the state of eastern European cinema, story telling and how filmmakers can reach a global audience. Antonia Bird, RB: Ms. Bird,...

Nassim Abassi's 'Majid'

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                                  Nassim Abassi, the passionate Moroccan director who made The Winter Sun is a Lie (2005)  is here to speak about his new film Majid (2010) MAJID is is expected to be released later this year in Moroccan cinemas and will be the first film project of Nassim's production company 'Moondust ...

The Brits Are Back At TIFF

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  It has been a difficult few months for the British film industry. Not only has the economic recession made the film business even more challenging, but the controversy surrounding the shuttering of the UK Film Council has been acriminious, amidst charges of economic abuse and political favoritism. Even the venerable London Film Festival, which unspools next month, losts its main corporate sponsors and had to scramble to find replacements. However, based on the bounty of British film...

Never Let Me Go is an Oscar Contender

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Never Let Me Go is an Oscar Contender By Ron Gilbert The Oscar race for best actress has begun; Carey Mulligan will be a contender. There are many great elements to the film but, Carey Mulligan's (Kathy) phenomenal performance is the main focus of the film), l After seeing her performance in this film you realize that this actress has “IT” Keira Knightley (Ruth) is also a big surprise showing me her depth as an actress  in this film and also in director Massy Tadjed...

19th Chichester International Film Festival 20% audience surge + Awards

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The 19th Chichester International Film Festival, the most successful to date with attendances up by a whopping 20%, closed on September 5 with a sellout Gala Closing World Premiere Film, Made in Dagenham, starring Sally Hawkins and Bob Hoskin, scriptwriter Billy Ivory giving an insight into the making of the film. The 18 day festival’s Opening Gala Film, The Illusionist, an English Premiere, was among the 93 films, 136 programme and 6 illustrated talks which attracted over 4,750 to the cinema...

London Film Festival program launch

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The programme for the 54th BFI London Film Festival, launched today by Artistic Director Sandra Hebron, showcases an array of highly anticipated films by both established and emerging talent from around the world. A particularly strong feature this year is the selection of British films including the previously announced Opening and Closing Night Galas. Over 16 days the festival will screen a total of 197 features and 112 shorts, including 11 World, 23 International and 33 European premieres, ma...

Oldenburg Festivalhighlights 2010

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Like in previous years this year’s festival edition will feature its share of premieres, inspiring film talks, international stars and unforgettable moments.Pascal Bourdiaux’ “Le Mac” guarantees to evoke laughter from any audience. The French comedy is witty, has a classy cast and a subtlety that has made it an instant hit across the border. “Mr. Nice” is Bernard Rose’s British answer to “Blow”, portraying the life of legendary drug dealer Howard Marks. Marks himself will be at...

Who is your festival doctor

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Hello, my name is Rebekah and I am currently working towards a PhD in film and audience studies, which is a case study on Quentin Tarantino. Since the age of 17, I have been a P.A. to various different types of company directors and a C.E.O. I began working for the Abertoir Horror Film Festival four years ago, shortly after it was created. The festival has recently become (which we are very proud of) a member of the European Fantastic Film Festivals Federation. Since then I have gain...

Never Let Me Go will open BFI London Film Festival

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The 54th BFI London Film Festival, in partnership with American Express, is proud to announce that this year's Festival will open on Wednesday 13 October with the European premiere of Never Let Me Go, directed by Mark Romanek (One Hour Photo), based on the highly acclaimed, bestselling novel by Kazuo Ishiguro and adapted for the screen by Alex Garland (Sunshine, 28 Days Later). The stars of the film are expected to attend the opening night screening, including Oscar nominee Keira Knightley (Prid...

The British Urban Film Festival - August Blog

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Who would be a film festival director ey? It was always going to be a chaotic period once the deadline for submissions closed on Sunday July 25 at midnight. It was even extended to 5pm the next day. Add to that filming with Lateef Lovejoy for the festival and the debut of ‘Buff on Tour’ in Cricklewood at 7.30pm the next day also - and the phrase ‘killing hours’ comes to mind, a phrase which embodies the amount of energy being exhausted – and shared in equal measure by this year's fes...

Portal to 'Red White and Blue'

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The internationally acclaimed and festival winning Red White and Blue (2010) isn't the patriotic film that you would expect from such a title...No, it's a story peppered with symbolism about deprivation, love, passion and gore. Red, White and Blue is a heart-palpitating thought-provoking thriller story about nymph-ess Erica and 'three lives bound together by blood'.  I had the fortunate opportunity to meet with producer Bob Portal to speak about his film Red White and Blue as well...

Ken Russell: Love Or Hate But Can't Ignore

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  There are a few film directors whose appeal splits people right down the middle. Some hate the work and some are devoted groupies. However, if the response to a particular director bridges the entire spectrum, then it is all the proof needed that this talented film artist's sensibility cannot be ignored. For myself, always a sucker for the sweeping operatic gesture in film, I find myself to be a disciple of the British director Ken Russell. Russell did not think small in hi...

From An Education to One Day

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An Education: Lone Sherfig's last film An Education (2009) won her Academy Award nominations for Best Motion Picture and Best Actress for Carey Mulligan and Best Sceenwriting adaptation. Her next film, One Day (2011), is in production now.    I met Lone in January in California on a panel for her US premier of An Education, an unusual dark romantic comedy/drama inspired by a memoir about Rachmanism in London during the 1960's. The main antagonist David (played by P...

The Imaginarium of Anastasia Masaro

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 Interview with Production Designer Anastasia Masaro on The Imaginarium of Dr. Parnassus (2009). Other than being the last film that Oscar winning actor Heath Ledger acted in, this has to be one of the most visually stunning films I've ever seen. David Lynch and Tim Burton have some serious rivalry here on cinematic surrealism. The Imaginarium of Dr. Parnassus (2009) is like a walk through a Dali meets Ernst painting, on Absinthe!  ME: Hi Anastasia, thank you so much for taking time to...

The Office Orphan

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Director: David Lilley.
In today’s economic climate, working late and cutbacks are part of normal life. Two executives are feeling the pinch and whilst working late it becomes clear just how far those cutbacks have gone. Loonatik and Drinks present ‘The Office Orphan’, a funny and satirical take on the recession and the lengths that some businessmen will go to in order to save money.

Edinburgh Film Festival short film winners

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Best International Short:Winner: RITA (Fabio Grassadonia / Antonio Piazza, Italy)Special Mention: MEGAHEAVY (Fenar Ahmad, Denmark)Special Mention: OUT IN THAT DEEP BLUE SEA (Kazik Radwanski, Canada)Jury: Philip Ilson / Damian Spandley (The Works UK) / Alexandra Heneka (Hamburg Short Film Agency)Best UK Short:Winner: BABY (Daniel Mulloy)Special Mention: DEFOE (Ross Neil)Jury: Jane Giles (BFI) / Shira Mcleod (Riverside Studios) / Jukka-Pekka Laakso (Tampere Short Film Festival) ...

The Edinburgh International Film Festival Awards

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  The Edinburgh International Film Festival today announced the winners in the six competition categories for feature films at an Awards Ceremony prior to the Closing Gala of the world premiere of THIRD STAR. The awards were presented by EIFF Artistic Director Hannah McGill and Patrons Tilda Swinton and Seamus McGarvey on the penultimate day of the Festival at Cineworld. This year's winners are:   The Michael Powell Award for Best New British Feature Film, sponsored by t...

The Third Annual Love Unlimited Film Festival and Arts Exhibition

 

This film festival takes place in the following locations:

Austin, TX - March 2011

Urbana, IL - April 2011

Los Angeles, CA - April 2011

Portland, OR - May 2011

website: www.LoveAndDiversity.org

standard deadline: 12/31/2010

late deadline: 1/31/2011

contact: Festival Organizers

theme: The Love Unlimited Film Festival and Arts Exhibition is dedicated to international outreach in order to promote love through Film, Visual Arts, Music, Writing and Screenplay Writing. Ticket fees to the events are always low with no one turned away for lack of funds making our event accessible to everyone. This festival offers an extremely large variety of certificates and awards for films, screenplays and much more as well as exposure at venues in several large cities during some of the country's largest media events. All submissions dealing with any aspect of love are welcome. Anybody who submits a copy of their film will have their film included in our annual film program even if it is not officially selected and shown in the festival.  Many awards will be given to filmmakers and screenplay writers.  Love Unlimited. A Legend Born: The Re-birth of the Artist that you were always destined to be."

 

 

Preview formats: .MPG (MPEG or MPEG2), .WMV (Windows Media), .FLV (Flash Video), .AVI (Audio-Video Interleaved), .CD-ROM, .MOV (QuickTime)

Exhibition formats: DVD (Region 0 or 1) or Blu-Ray

fee: $15-$20

theme: all

category: all

 

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