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TORN! To become whole?

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By Maria Esteves – February 7, 2012 The 21st New York Jewish Film Festival 2012 (NYJFF2012) presented by the Jewish Museum and the Film Society of Lincoln Center special film screening of TORN, by Israeli filmmaker Ronit Kertsner commenced Tuesday, January 17, 6:00 PM at the Elinor Bunin Munroe Film Center, New York. TORN is a powerful documentary that follows the life of Jacob Weksler (Romuald Waszkinel) a true Messianic believer, a completed Jew on a spiritual journey to Israel wh...

Kaunas International Film Festival invites to discover the Slovak new wave films

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Kaunas International Film Festival 5th edition invites the audience to discover one of the most interesting phases of cinematic history and invited to Slovak cinematic retrospective “New Wave“. Festival opening of the retrospective took place on 29 September 7 p.m. in “Zalgiris arena”. The creative Slovak cinematic golden age came to broader light only at the end of the eighties, when Czechoslovakia struggled free from a socialistic regime. By then, films, made in the sixties, were hi...

Crazy Horse ,an erotic documentary on the Parisian Cabaret

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Crazy Horse ,an erotic documentary on the Parisian Cabaret by Ron Gilbert All I keep hearing on my mind’s sound track when I watched this documentary by talented director Frederick Wiseman , were the lyrics “you make me crazy”. Years ago I had the good fortune to visit the Landmark Le Crazy Horse cabaret in Paris and so my memories were still intact. This film is a very inside view of the workings of this famed cabaret where all these beautiful dancers are more than just sexy...

Links : Web Magazines and TV

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24 Frames Per Second : http://24framespersecond.com/ A journal of original writing and in-depth review of film and filmmaking. Art Deadlines : http://artdeadlineslist.com A monthly newsletter: competitions, call for entries, contests, jobs, casting calls, auditions ... Cine-Courts : http://www.cine-courts.com A French web magazine devoted to short films. (in French) Le Film Français : http://www.lefilmfrancais.com France's equivalent of Daily Variety or Hollywood Rep...

Arabian Nights in Palm Springs

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  Focus on ARAB CINEMA at the 23rd Annual Palm Springs International Film Festival. At the 23rd Annual Palm Springs International Film Festival this year (January 05-16, 2012), a showcase of Arab cinema from North Africa to the Middle East will be screened. The film lineup entitled: ‘ARABIAN NIGHTS: A Showcase from the Middle East’ will premier 11 films from the new wave of pan-Arabic cinema this past year during one of the region’s most explosive and revolutionary per...

Annual Myrtle Beach International Film Festival calling for entry

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This marks the 7th year for the Myrtle Beach International Film Festival. Submissions end February 6th 2012, submit through withoutabox.com or throug the festivals website, myrtlebeachfilmfestival.com   Selected by Movie Maker Magazine as one of the top 25 film festivals worth the submission last year, one of the top festivals in the world by Film international and touted by many as one of the most important independent film festivals in the circuit.  We are passionate abou...

PARIS CINECITY

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by Robert BerryFor all Paris residents who are also lovers of cinema – a Venn diagram with a broad intersection if ever there was one - watching Woody Allen’s recent Midnight in Paris must have provoked a series of uncanny recognitions: the steps at the top of Rue de la Montagne Ste-Genevieve without the overspill crowds of drinkers from the Bombardier pub, entrance to Polidor on Rue Monsieur le Prince, but with the tables arranged slightly differently. Allen’s film presents an impossib...

From the Director

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Exciting things are underway in our second season. The Freethought Film Festival Foundation is at the forefront of the secular movement in introducing the general public to freethought ideals. From July 31st through August 5th, 2012, in Denver, Colorado, FFFF will host not only the second annual International Freethought Film Festival, to include indie film screenings, Q&As and parties, but a major charity event as well! There are multiple opportunities for organizations, businesses and in...

Arabian Nights at Palm Springs International Film Festival

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  Focus on ARAB CINEMA at the 23rd Annual Palm Springs International Film Festival. At the 23rd Annual Palm Springs International Film Festival this year (January 05-16, 2012), a showcase of Arab cinema from North Africa to the Middle East will be screened. The film lineup entitled: ‘ARABIAN NIGHTS: A Showcase from the Middle East’ will premier 11 films from the new wave of pan-Arabic cinema this past year during one of the region’s most explosive and revolutionary per...

New Appointments at media Salles

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Following its meeting on Saturday 10th December, the Executive Committee has appointed Luigi Grispello President of MEDIA Salles, the Finnish member Tero Koistinen as Vice President and the English member Mike Vickers as Treasurer. A new member, Ron Sterk, Director of NVB (Nederlandse Vereniging Van Bioscoopexploitanten), the Dutch Exhibitors' Association, was also welcomed. The meeting was held in Amsterdam, the city which will be hosting the course "DigiTraining Plus: European Ci...

New apointments at media Salles

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Following its meeting on Saturday 10th December, the Executive Committee has appointed Luigi Grispello President of MEDIA Salles, the Finnish member Tero Koistinen as Vice President and the English member Mike Vickers as Treasurer.A new member, Ron Sterk, Director of NVB (Nederlandse Vereniging Van Bioscoopexploitanten), the Dutch Exhibitors’ Association, was also welcomed.The meeting was held in Amsterdam, the city which will be hosting the course “DigiTraining Plus: European Cinemas Experi...

EFP to introduce ten of Europe´s brightest young actors at 62nd Berlin International Film Festival

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    SHOOTING STARS 2012 selected                     From left to right:: France: Adèle Haenel (House of Tolerance), Germany: Anna Maria Mühe (November Child), Iceland: Hilmar Gudjónsson (Either Way), Ireland: Antonia Campbell-Hughes (The Other Side Of Sleep), Italy: Isabella Ragonese (The First Assignment), Poland: Jakub Gierszał (Suicide Room), Romania: Ana Ul...

Louis Vuitton New Sydney Store VIP Party

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Louis Vuitton New Sydney Store VIP Party, by Eva Rinaldi Early today luxury brand Louis Vuitton opened a new store (Louis Vuitton George Street Maison) in Sydney, Australia, and this was followed up this evening with a VIP party with a healthy amount of celebrities and other VIP's on hand, along with about 30 media personnel covering the black carpet outside the building. The Louis Vuitton George Street Maison, understood to have cost in the...

ÉCU #twitscript – week 1

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INT. TATTOO PARLOR - NIGHT A GIRL, dull and gray stands before a chair as she lets her dress fall to the floor like silk GIRL It’s the pleasure in the pain that hurts so much JOE (pulling dress back up) Woaah! You don’t need to take your whole dress off, I’m only doing a tattoo on your shoulder! She sits frozen, braces for pain. She hears the soft needle. It echoes in the room. Her breath is uncomfortable JOE (CONT.) Ready? GIRL Don’t be careful. Be not d...

Call for Entries: Animated Com Award

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Dear filmmakers, game designers, producers and distributors! Dear friends of the Stuttgart Festival of Animated Film! In 2012, the month of May will yet again be a fixed calendar date for the animation community. For the 19th time, the International Festival of Animated Film Stuttgart will be offering directors, production companies and agencies a platform to present their films, and a chance to network. Established in 1982, the Festival of Animated Film Stuttgart has become a...

The global Bitfilm audience Awards

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The results are out! The global Bitfilm audience has chosen the winners of the Bitfilm Festival 2011 through an online vote.In the category 3D SPACE (computer generated 3D animations), the award goes to Kasi Medidi from Hyderabad (India) for the short film “Feel the Punch”.In the category FX MIX (digitally composed hybrid films) the award goes to Alexander Gellner from Berlin (Germany) for the short film “One Minute Puberty”.In the category MACHINIMA (films shot live in computer games or...

Christian J. Lemche elected as new EFP President

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Christian J. Lemche of the Danish Film Institute (DFI) has been elected as European Film Promotion's (EFP) new President. As the Board of Directors confirmed at a EFP members' meeting in Hamburg/Germany, DFI's Festival Manager for Feature Films will take over the presidency from Hungary's Éva Vezér who recently left Magyar Filmunió. In addition, Mariette Rissenbeek, Managing Director of German Films, has been elected as a new member to EFP's Board of Directors at the General Assembly of EFP m...

JAMAICA REGGAE FILM FESTIVAL, 17th-21st May 2012

JAMAICA REGGAE FILM FESTIVAL, 17th-21st May 2012 The Jamaica Film Academy announces the Call for Entries in the 2012 Jamaica Reggae Film Festival, to be held 17th-21st May 2012 in Kingston, Jamaica.(Venue to be confirmed) In keeping with the format initiated at the inaugural event in February 2008, the Festival will showcase films in which aspects of Jamaica's Reggae music culture are displayed, documented and memorialized in feature, documentary and short films, animation and music videos. In the five years since its inception, the Reggae Film Festival has included films made by Jamaicans, as well as global reggae researchers and fans from the Caribbean, UK, USA, Canada, Spain, Germany, Serbia, Italy, Japan, Iran, France and Ethiopia. The focus of many documentaries on the history of Jamaican music and music makers, ensures an archive of historical material on the genre that preserves the oral memories of a culture that has spread to and been honored by the world. In 2012, in recognition of the 50th year of Jamaica's independence, the Jamaica Reggae Film Festival will be presented internationally in cities of the Jamaican Diaspora, with selected screenings of The Best of the Reggae Film Festival in Toronto, London, Birmingham and New York. In keeping with the objective of the Jamaica Film Academy to increase and improve the output of Jamaican film making, the annual Make A Film In 24 Hours competition has inspired and produced new Jamaican film making talent, while the Festival has discovered a surprising wealth of Jamaican talent in digital animation. The acknowledged expertise and innovation of Jamaican music video makers exposing the talents of Jamaica's powerful musical artists, provides another area highlighted by the Reggae Film Festival. Annual Awards are presented in several categories and and the international interest in the unique music and culture of Jamaica. has given prize-winning films further international awards and distribution. The Festival's identification of the genre of 'reggae films' creates a digital archive of films available for research into a variety of aspects of the Jamaican culture that emerged from the Rastafari movement and spread with the music of reggae legend Bob Marley.

4TH Edition of A SHADED VIEW ON FASHION FILM Festival

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  American Debut for the 4TH Edition of A SHADED VIEW ON FASHION FILM Festival at ART/ BASEL/ MIAMI BEACH in collaboration with ACRIA Just over one month since its Centre Pompidou Paris launch, ASVOFF 4 has already made its way across the globe to Tokyo, and will now travel West making its American debut at the 10th Edition of Art Basel/Miami Beach December 1st-4th, the most prestigious art show in the Americas. The ASVOFF 4 Miami screenings, in collaboration with the Morgan Hotel Gr...

CALL FOR ENTRIES - JAMAICA REGGAE FILM FESTIVAL, May 2012

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The Jamaica Film Academy announces the Call for Entries in the 2012 Jamaica Reggae Film Festival, to be held May 2012 in Kingston, Jamaica. In keeping with the format initiated at the inaugural event in February 2008, the Festival will showcase films in which aspects of Jamaica's Reggae music culture are displayed, documented and memorialized in feature, documentary and short films, animation and music videos. In the five years since its inception, the Reggae Film Festival has included f...

PLURAL + 2011 Youth Video Festival awards

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PLURAL + 2011 Youth Video Festival on Media, Diversity and Social Inclusion 23 Videos Awarded in New York City Young media makers from Malaysia, UK, Italy, Canada, Israel, USA, Germany and China, among other countries, gathered at the Paley Center for Media in New York City on November 10th for the PLURAL+ 2011 Awards Ceremony. In its third edition, PLURAL+ 2011 received 146 videos coming from 54 countries, representing diverse youth visions advocating for a better world. A prestigious interna...

Call For Entries: The Strawberry Shorts Film Festival 2012

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Cambridge Cinema Shorts, in partnership with Strawberry Fair, are delighted to announce that we will be holding The Strawberry Shorts Film Festival on the evening of Friday 1st June. The Film Festival has the honour of acting as the opening event for Strawberry Fair 2012, which takes place on Saturday 2nd June. Film submissions are invited for the 12th Strawberry Shorts Film Festival and those short-listed will be entered into our competitive programme vying for a chance to win La Fraise...
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