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The Soundtrack International Film and Music Festival (www.soundtrackfilmfestival.com) returns to Cardiff

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The Soundtrack International Film and Music Festival (http://www.soundtrackfilmfestival.com/) is back in the Cardiff city region this November 16-20 with the strongest line-up of films in the short history of an event that explores and celebrates the unique relationship between film and music - with tickets on sale from today. Soundtrack was described by Oscar winning director Danny Boyle, who featured in the first event in 2008, as "crucial, given the exploding role of m...

Third annual Minghella Film Festival

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   Third annual Minghella Film Festival, hosted by the family of the Oscar® winning director Anthony Minghella, opens on Friday 11 March with a gala preview of The Eagle (UK release: 25 March), the latest feature from acclaimed director Kevin Macdonald (State of Play, The Last King of Scotland, Touching the Void) which was produced by Anthony Minghella's close friend, Duncan Kenworthy (Love Actually, Notting Hill, Four Weddings and a Funeral).   Opening night celebrati...

Paranormal Scriptwriting Activity

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I was in Edinburgh Fri-Sat for a flying visit (without flying actually as I travelled by train) and on the Friday evening I decided to take a few hours off from my laptop and go and see a film at a lovely soulless multiplex (this being cineworld). Since I also work in the horror sector I had the choice between Paranormal Activity 2 and Saw 3D. I really wanted to see both as I was curious as to how Saw had used 3D technology and also how Paranormal Activity was starting to turn itself ...

BUFF 2010

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The British Urban Film Festival 2010 4th, 5th, 6th September  For immediate release Chairman's formal announcement The British Urban Film Festival returns. The annual 3-day event which is free to all ages kicks off on Saturday 4th September at Tottenham’s Bernie Grant Arts Centre – named after the black Labour politician who was MP for the area for over a decade. The stage play-turned-movie “Sus”, starring Clint Dyer, Rafe Spall & Ralph Brown, will be screened on the opening nig...

The second edition of the Minghella Film Festival will take place in Newport on the Isle of Wight

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  The second edition of the Minghella Film Festival will take place in Newport on the Isle of Wight from 12 to 14 March 2010.  Last year's event showcased Oscar©winning director Anthony Minghella's feature films with introductions by members of his family and interviews with friends and colleagues including Jude Law, Alan Rickman, Martin Freeman and Lord David Puttnam.    This year's event continues the personal approach to presenting Anthony Minghella's work with a fasci...

Soundtrack International Film and Music Festival gets Oscar Nod

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Mugabe and the White African, one of the films in this year's Soundtrack International Film and Music Festival (Nov 18-22 http://www.soundtrackfilmfestival.com/) has been shortlisted for an Oscar, adding more prestige to a festival described by Danny Boyle as "crucial". The powerful and intimate feature-length documentary about the Mugabe regime is amongst the 15 Documentary Features shortlisted for an Academy Award, hoping to make it onto the final five list ready for t...

Soundtrack programme 09 scores again

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"The exploding role of music in the soundtrack of our digital lives means a festival like this is crucial." These are the words of Slumdog Millionaire Oscar winning Director Danny Boyle who showcased his much acclaimed Mumbai spectacular at last year's first Soundtrack International Film and Music Festival. The programme for this year's Soundtrack (Nov 18-22 soundtrackfilmfestival.com) was announced this week with another strong playlist of live music performances, exclusive screenin...

French Film Festival UK - Introduction

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What better way to start the year than sailing down the Seine on a paquebot filled to the gunnels with buyers, sales agents, producers, actors, directors, journalists and others, all united by a common passion for French cinema? It marked the culmination of three hectic Parisian days in darkest January of deal-making, encounters and screenings. The tenth edition of the annual Rendezvous with French Cinema, organised by Unifrance, provides proof of the pride and pleasure the French take in promot...

The future of cinema is 3-D

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The future of 3-D cinema has supplanted digital cinema and piracy as the hot topic at this year's ShowEast exhib confab, which just wrapped.At a packed house Wednesday morning, theater owners slipped on special glasses and checked out trailers for upcoming 3-D films including Robert Zemeckis' "Beowulf" from Paramount-Warner Bros.; New Line's "Journey 3-D"; and Summit Entertainment's "Fly Me to the Moon." Also unspooled: an extended clip from "U2 3D," shot ...

East End Film Festival, ready to kick in a month

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The East End Film Festival, now in its sixth year, is an explosive mix of 2007’s most inspirational features, short films and special events, all centred on the artistic hub of Europe – London’s East End. Dedicated to celebrating film in true festival style, expect a scintillating and eclectic mix of features and events combined with music, visual arts, performance, fashion and comedy.The EEFF programme is designed to explore the potential of cinema to cross cultural, political and artist...

Big Nothing finale for Cardiff Film Festival

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The closing night gala film of the 2006 Cardiff Film Festival will be Pathe’s dark-comedy Big Nothing. Partly shot in south Wales and directed by Jean-Baptiste Andrea, the film starring Alice Eve, Simon Pegg and ex-Friends heartthrob, David Schwimmer, will have a special preview screening at 7.30pm on Saturday 18th November, at Cineworld, Cardiff.Supported by funding from the Wales Creative IP Fund, part of the Welsh Assembly Government's wider initiative for the Creative Industries in Wales, ...

Charity to benefit from Cardiff Film Festival Opening night

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Cardiff Film Festival officially opens at Cineworld, Cardiff on November 8th at 7.30pm with Art School Confidential. Directed by Terry Zwigoff (Bad Santa) and featuring a star studded cast with Max Minghella, Sophie Myles, John Malkovich, Jim Broadbent, Steve Buscemi and Angelica Huston, the film is shown as part of a black tie gala evening with all proceeds supporting the work of the Community Foundation in sustaining community causes throughout Wales.The night’s attractions, in addition to t...

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...

Berlinale opening: Berlin and beyond

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Berlinale Opening Gala to be Broadcast Live in 5 Cinemas across GermanyEveryone coming to the Berlin International Film Festival has every reason to be as happy as a “bear”. Even Berlinale fans who are unable to make it to the capital now have cause to rejoice: the 54th Berlin International Film Festival opening ceremony on February 5 will be broadcast live for the first time in the history of the Berlinale in selected cinemas in Munich, Nuremberg, Cologne, Dettelbach and Hamburg. Thanks to ...
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