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The 2012 REGGAE FILM FESTIVAL Awards

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  Awards in the 2012 REGGAE FILM FESTIVAL were announced at a special ceremony on Sunday, April 22 in the Montego Suite of the Jamaica Pegasus Hotel. The winners were:   BEST DIRECTOR - DOCUMENTARY - SING YOUR SONG - Director SUSSANNE ROSTOCK - USA BEST DIRECTOR - FEATURE -   MISTAKE - Director KARRET BARCLAY - JA   RBC MAKE A FILM IN 24 HOURS - ' TAKE ME TO THE BALL' - Director ASTON COOKE   CINE JAMAICA - BEST SHORT (U...

Jean Gentil takes top prize at T&T Film Festival

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The story of a Haitian man looking for spiritual peace has taken the main prize at the trinidad+tobago film festival 2011 (ttff/11), presented by Flow. The Festival, in its sixth annual edition, ran from 21 September to 04 October. The awards were presented at a ceremony on Sunday 02 October. Jean Gentil, directed by Israel Cárdenas of Mexico and Laura Guzmán of the Dominican Republic, took the jury prize for the overall best narrative feature film. A documentary about t...

A Tribute To Sidney Poitier

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  Sidney Poitier, an iconic screen presence and a game changer for the way that African Americans were perceived in the turbulent years of the 1950s and 1960s, is being honored this evening by the Film Society of Lincoln Center in New York with the 2011 Chaplin Award. Poitier will be praised by an eclectic and star-studded list of celebrities including Dan Ackroyd, Harry Belafonte, Bill Cosby, Ruby Dee, Morgan Freeman, Danny Glover, Norman Jewison, James Earl Jones, Quincy Jones, Ben Ki...

Harry Belafonte in Berlin

Harry Belafonte, US Entertainer: "I think celebrity is an opportunity and if you use that opportunity in the fullest service to human need, then you deserve celebrity. If celebrity is just about another night at the party, another night at the bank, another night at self anointing, then it's a waste of celebrity but more importantly, more importantly it's a waste of life and I was very

The Berlinale Camera to Lia van Leer, Jerome Clement, Franz and Rosemarie Stadler

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The Berlinale Camera is awarded to a film personality or an institution to whom the film festival feels especially attached. This award is a way of expressing thanks and has been given every year since 1986. Between 1986 and 2003 the Berlinale Camera was donated by the Berlin jeweller David Goldberg. Since 2004, the Berlinale Camera has been sponsored and manufactured by Georg Hornemann Objects. For the Berlinale 2008, the trophy has been redesigned by the Düsseldorf-based goldsmith himself. Th...

Belafonte in Berlin --and a Wiff of Madonna

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In a flash Day 5 (of ten) has already arrived and the fest is already half over, although it seems like it just began. Like it or not what really makes a festival like Berlin second only to Cannes --besides the 400 or so films from around the world shown --is the St***ar power it generates, and festival director Dieter Kosslick makes no bones about this. He goes all out to invite as many big name stars as possible and even claims that the worst nightmare of his ten year posting as festival dire...

Belafonte in Berlin --and a Wiff of Madonna ...

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by Alex Deleon In a flash Day 5 (of ten) has already arrived and the fest is already half over, although it seems like it just began. Like it or not what really makes a  festival like Berlin second only to Cannes --besides the 400 or so films from around the world shown --is the St***ar power it generates, and festival director Dieter Kosslick makes no bones about this. He goes all out to invite as many big name stars as possible and even claims that the worst nightmare of his ten year ...

Charlotte Film Festival: Day One

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    Today is opening night of the Charlotte Film Festival!  Tonight's films are Soundtrack For A Revolution and Night Catches Us.  Both films will be screened at the Regal Park Terrace in Charlotte, NC.  It's not too late to get tickets for this event!    Soundtrack for a Revolution The story of the American civil rights movement through its powerful music -the freedom songs protesters sang on picket lines, in mass meetings, in p...

AFI/AFM Launches in Los Angeles

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Tonight, the AFI Film Festival kicks off with the U.S. Premiere of "Bobby", written and directed by Emilio Estevez. The film, produced by Dan Grodnik, Gary Michael Walters and Sir Anthony Hopkins, includes an all star cast consisting of Harry Belafonte, Emilio Estevez, Laurence Fishburne, Heather Graham, Anthony Hopkins, Helen Hunt, Joshua Jackson, Ashton Kutcher, Shia LaBeouf, Lindsay Lohan, William H. Macy, Demi Moore, Martin Sheen, Christian Slater, Sharon Stone, and Elijah Wood. "Bobby" was...

A Very Black Carmen and other films of interest in Berlin

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"U-CARMEN eKHYELITSHA" is an extremely unusual version of the opera Carmen set in a squalid shanty-town "Township", Khyelitsha, near Capetown, South Africa --and sung entirely by African singers in the "click language", Khosa! This black Carmen is a light year beyond the light brown "Carmen Jones" of 1954 which starred Harry Belafonte and Dorothy Dandridge and seemed so sucy and racy at the time. For one thing, Pauline Malefane (Carmen) is not a slender Hollywood mannekin type like Dandridge ...

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