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 Friday, April 11------The debate over immigration is the issue that never seems to go away. While it may flare hot, especially during this Presidential election year, the solutions to the problems of "illegals" is not a simple one. America has always been a refuge for those seeking economic, political and religious freedom. On the other hand, are "illegals" offering themselves as cheap alternatives to American workers, whose job security has become all the more tentative in...

AN INTERVIEW WITH "THE GODFATHER OF DISCO" FILMMAKER GENE GRAHAM

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By Maria Esteves - July 12, 2007 NewFest 2007: The 19th Annual New York LGBT Film Festival N.Y. Premiere THE GODFATHER OF DISCO documentary film, directed by Gene Graham was held at AMC Loews 34th St Theater, Friday, June 1, 5:45 p.m. A special Q&A immediately followed. The N.Y. Premiere after party was held at The Zipper Factory Theater Tavern, 7:30pm. I had the privilege of interviewing emerging award-winner director Gene Graham, Sunday, July 1, 1:00pm. Q: What inspired the making of ...

tribeca Artists Awards Program

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The Tribeca Film Festival anounced that 13 major contemporary artists will contribute pieces to the Festival’s 2008 Artists Awards Program sponsored by Chanel. Each of these pieces will be presented to a filmmaker whose film is selected by the jury as the winner in its respective category. Participating artists are some of the industry’s most dynamic and recognizable names, including Francesco Clemente, Ross Bleckner, Don Gummer, Timothy White, John Alexander, Stephen Hannock, Renee Cox, Bra...

Digital Distribution Is Hot Topic At European Film Market

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  Wednesday, February 13-------The new age of digital cinema, and how it will effect everything from production to distribution to exhibition, was the hot topic at this past weekend's EFM Industry Debates, sponsored by the European Film Market (EFM) and its official main partner Arts Alliance Media (AAM). Building on the success of last year’s collaboration, this year’s debates dealt with the opportunities and challenges of digital film distribution and sales. Under the heading “...

Berlin Teddy Awards nominees... and winners are

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TEDDY 22 QUEER FILM AWARD - THE NOMINEES The eight members of this international jury - filmmakers and organisers of queer film festivals - view films within the framework of all programs of the Berlinale which have queer context.Three films are nominated for each category and one receives a TEDDY for best feature film, best documentary film and the best short film, each with a cash award of Euro 3,000.Members of the Jury:Basil Tsiokos - NewFest: The New York LGBT Film Festival (New York , USA,)...

Teddy Queer Film Award Winners

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TEDDY 22 QUEER FILM AWARD - THE NOMINEESThe eight members of this international jury - filmmakers and organisers of queer film festivals - view films within the framework of all programs of the Berlinale which have queer context.Three films are nominated for each category and one receives a TEDDY for best feature film, best documentary film and the best short film, each with a cash award of Euro 3,000.Members of the Jury:Basil Tsiokos - NewFest: The New York LGBT Film Festival (New York , USA,) ...

Sarah Glennie to head the Irish Film Institute

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The Board of The Irish Film Institute is delighted to announce Sarah Glennie as DIRECTOR OF THE IRISH FILM INSTITUTE. She will take up the full time position in Autumn 2008, before which time she will work with the IFI on a consultative basis. In the transition period, IFI operations will continue to be managed by Annmarie Gray, Acting Director and Head of Finance and HR.Sarah has fourteen years experience in the cultural realm, most recently as Director of the Model Arts and Niland Gallery in S...

Picture Europe!: European film event in Copenhagen

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For the first time the European film event Picture Europe! The best of European Cinema is set in Copenhagen. From 12th – 18th March eleven very different films can be seen on the screens of the Grand Teatret, followed by a discussion with the films’ directors and actors. Under the motto “Let’s see what’s happening at the neighbours!” audiences get a unique opportunity to see what is happening film-wise in their neighbouring countries and can take part in an exceptional voyage through...

Danny Glover arrives in Thessaloniki

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Danny Glover arrives in Thessaloniki November 23, 2007 The steady stream of Hollywood personalities continues with the arrival of Danny Glover on the Macedonian Littoral. The sixty-one year old Afro-American actor has appeared in over ninety films since his debut in 1979 as one of many background jailbirds in Don Siegel's "Escape From Alcatraz", which was a Clint Eastwood vehicle of the era. In the mid eighties he was a regular on the popular TV series "Hill Street Blues" a...

Film Sales Support (FSS) for their European films at Sundance

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For the fourth time in a row since 2005, European sales agents and production companies are making good use of Film Sales Support (FSS) for their European films at Sundance. FSS, European Film Promotion’s (EFP) initiative to help increase the visibility of European film in the Americas offers grants up to €5,000 per film to top up promotional campaigns. The support allows for extra sales activities, for example, hiring a publicist or a scout to target local press and buyers more effe...

PICTURE EUROPE! The Best of European Cinema

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EUROPEAN FILM PROMOTION (EFP) is hosting PICTURE EUROPE! The Best of European Cinema, a journey through the multifaceted filmic landscapes of Europe, following the motto “Let’s see what’s happening at the neighbours!” It is the second time EFP is organizing this European event in cooperation with its member organisations, the selected cinemas and with financial support from the EU MEDIA Programme. The Film event PICTURE EUROPE! will visit Munich from 21st to 27th February. As in the prev...

City of Angels Film Festival 2007 wrap up story

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At the end of October each year, the Christian churches, theological seminaries and universities are active in film events. The occasion is the Festival of the City of Angels.This is a theme festival, rather than competition. It was inaugurated in 1993 after the Rodney King riots. The churches got together to offer something positive and constructive for the city. Since Hollywood is in Los Angeles, the decision was to hold an annual film festival as a gift to the city. The festival runs from Fri...

Behind the Scenes from Choppard and the Palme d'or at Cannes

Behind the Scenes from Choppard and the Palme d'or at Cannes, the other festival that Choppard sponsors!             The stress behind the shine: minor mishaps and long delays are the order of the day for the organizers. But thanks to their secrets and sleights of hand, all we saw was the show! In 2001, the Cannes Festival nearly ended without one if its leading lights: the Golden Palm. After being held for the entire duration of t...

"In The Valley of Elah" "I'm Through With White Girls" "Rose" and "Iron Ladies of Liberia" Take Home

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Competition winners were announced at the awards ceremony, sponsored by Chopard, for the 4th Bahamas International Film Festival, held at the Atlantis Hotel & Resort on Paradise Island in Nassau. The announcements were made by Festival Founder and Executive Director Leslie Vanderpool with special presenter, actor Anthony Mackie.The Festival showcased 88 films from 26 different countries, including 54 features of which several are world or international premieres and nearly all Bahamian premieres...

"In The Valley of Elah" "I'm Through With White Girls" "Rose" and "Iron Ladies of Liberia" Take Home Top Prizes at BIFF- Bahamas

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 Competition winners were announced today at the awards ceremony, sponsored by Chopard, for the 4th Bahamas International Film Festival, held at the Atlantis Hotel & Resort on Paradise Island in Nassau. The announcements were made by Festival Founder and Executive Director Leslie Vanderpool with special presenter, actor Anthony Mackie. The Festival showcased 88 films from 26 different countries, including 54 features of which several are world or international premieres and nearly all B...

Bahamas Fest awards announced

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“In The Valley of Elah” “I’m Through With White Girls” “Rose” and “Iron Ladies of Liberia” Take Home Top Prizes.Local Bahamian Filmmaker Gustavius Smith Wins $10,000 From Festival Filmmaker Residency ProgramCompetition winners were announced today at the awards ceremony, sponsored by Chopard, for the 4th Bahamas International Film Festival, held at the Atlantis Hotel & Resort on Paradise Island in Nassau. The announcements were made by Festival Founder and Executive Director Le...

Santos Palace" from Belgium wins the “Cinemamondo – Castello nel Mondo” award

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"Santos Palace" from Belgium wins the “Cinemamondo – Castello nel Mondo” awardjointly instituted by MEDIA Salles and the Castellinaria Film Festival The short “Santos Palace”, by Hélène Cattet and Bruno Forzani (Belgium 2006) wins the "Cinemamondo – Castello nel Mondo" award, designed to single out works that deal with the issue of an increasingly multiethnic and multicultural world. It was presented – on 24 November during the closing night of the twentieth Castellinaria Festi...

European Film Promotion (EFP) confirms European funds

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European Film Promotion (EFP) is pleased to announce financial contributions by the MEDIA Programme of the European Union towards its events and activities in 2008. In its role as a pan-European promotional organisation, EFP has developed a strong partnership with the MEDIA Programme which has been an on-going supporter of EFP’s activities over the past ten years. Since the creation of EFP in 1997, the network has greatly increased its ability to effectively promote European films and their up...

6th Discovering Latin America Film Festival set to open

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London’s leading Latin American film festival will open its door to the public for the 6th time in 2007, featuring internationally acclaimed films, documentaries, and directors to celebrate ethnic diversity and help projects to tackle poverty in Latin America. The Festival will take place between 22nd November and 2nd December, in four of London’s main venues, Odeon Covent Garden, Odeon Panton Street, Ritzy and Tate Modern. The public will have the opportunity to see recent productions, some...
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