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Stoptrik IFF 2012 --> truly international dimension

from www.zavod-iskra.org/stoptrik:         Oct. 9th, Stoptrik IFF 2012, international film festival devoted exclusively to stop motion animation, ended last Sunday. Let us summarize the unique festival month: 07. – 09. 09. 2012 MARIBOR On Friday our audience met with Igor Prassel, director of Animateka (Ljubljana) and curator of special Stoptrik's selection “ex-YU 2002 &nda

116,000 movie-goers at Tribeca

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The 2012 Tribeca Film Festival (TFF), co-founded by Robert De Niro, Jane Rosenthal and Craig Hatkoff, and presented by Founding Sponsor American Express, today announced that more than 380,000 people attended screenings, panels, talks and free community events - including the Tribeca Drive-In series, Family Festival Street Fair, Tribeca/ESPN Sports Day and the second annual Tribeca/NYFEST Soccer Day, as well as the Tribeca Disruptive Innovation Awards and the Tribeca Film Institute Interactive D...

KASHISH 2012 needs EVERYONE to contribute

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Even as the Supreme Court is preparing its verdict on Sec377, KASHISH, your favourite LGBTQ festival that mainstreams queer issues through cinema, will be back for its third year very soon. With no government support and corporate sponsorship in India still difficult to come by, we rely heavily on support from individuals and organizations to make the festival happen. You can support the LGBTQ cause in India in your own big or small way! And we have some exclusive incentives to show our g...

The 2012 Tribeca Film Festival Short Film selection

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The 2012 Tribeca Film Festival (TFF), presented by founding sponsor American Express, today announced its lineup of 60 short films, 26 of which are world premieres. For the second year running, the recipient of the Tribeca Film Festival’s Best Narrative Short award will qualify for consideration in the Short Films category of the annual Academy Awards® without the standard theatrical run, provided the film otherwise complies with the Academy rules. The 2011 TFF Narrative Short Pentecost was n...

The program of short films selected to screen at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival

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Sundance Institute announced today the program of short films selected to screen at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival. This year's Short Film program is comprised of 64 short films selected from a record 7,675 submissions, up 16% over submissions for the 2011 Festival. The Festival will be January 19 through 29 in Park City, Salt Lake City, Ogden and Sundance, Utah. Trevor Groth, Director of Programming for the Sundance Film Festival, said, “As technology allows greater access to short f...

International Cinema Symposium held in Malatya Film Festival

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 For the first time in Turkey, Malatya International Film Festival‘s held an international symposium on ‘Cinema Productions in Terms of Law of Intellectual and Artistic works’ at Remark Hotel in Malatya.  Governor of Malatya, and Honorary President of the MIFF Ulvi Saran, some of the leading names in the judiciary, foreign filmmakers and academics attended to the symposium.  11th Supreme Court President   Mehmet Kilic  and Decane of Inönü University School of Law and Ankara U...

Malatya Film Festival is talking about the ‘Migration’

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2nd. Malatya International Film Festival  is beginning on Friday the 18th of November.  With the support of the Malatya Apricot Research, Development and Promotion Foundation and Malatya Governorship, festival  is led by Malatya Governor Ulvi Saran and organized by World Mass Media Research Foundation.    A total of 120 films will be screened during the festival. The festival is holding competitions in three different categories; ‘National Feature Film’, ‘International Feature Film...

Doritos The crash is back! the rules!

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DORITOS® Crash the Super Bowl Ad Contest ("Contest") OFFICIAL RULES (AMENDED AS OF SEPTEMBER 27, 2011). THE FOLLOWING CONTEST IS INTENDED FOR PLAY IN THE UNITED STATES ONLY AND SHALL ONLY BE CONSTRUED AND EVALUATED ACCORDING TO UNITED STATES LAW. DO NOT ENTER THIS CONTEST UNLESS YOU ARE LOCATED IN THE UNITED STATES AT THE TIME OF ENTRY. NO PURCHASE OR PAYMENT OF ANY KIND IS NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. A PURCHASE WILL NOT INCREASE THE CHANCE OF WINNING. VOID WHERE PRO...

Aspen Film present the second annual NEW VIEWS series

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The Aspen Institute and Aspen Film present the second annual NEW VIEWS series highlighting critically acclaimed documentaries and including post-screening discussions with special guests. The series begins Monday, July 18, and continues on Monday nights through August 8. All films will be shown at 7:30 p.m. at Paepcke Auditorium in Aspen. New documentaries are playing an exciting role in public discourse, bringing a vibrant voice to culture and society. This selection of important films and spea...

Interview with director of the Luang Prabang Film Fest

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Interesting Travelers - Interview with Gabriel Kupermanby Travis Ball I arrived in Luang Prabang, Laos, in early December, 2010, intending on only spending four days there before heading to Thailand. During my early explorations, I came across a sign near the city center promoting a film festival that was starting in two days. Thoroughly intrigued, I decided to attend the opening ceremony the following evening. The opening film blew me away and I ended up staying for the full duration of the wee...

The panels at the 2011 Tribeca Film Festival

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The 2011 Tribeca Film Festival (TFF), presented by American Express®, today announced its lineup for the 2011 Special Events and Tribeca Talks® panel series. The component programs are “Tribeca Talks: After the Movie,” “Tribeca Talks: Industry,” “Tribeca Talks: Pen to Paper, hosted by Barnes & Noble,” the Tribeca/ESPN Sports Film Festival panel, and new this year, in celebration of the tenth Festival, the “Tribeca Talks: Directors Series,” featuring one-on-one conversations wit...

Tribeca Spotlight and Cinemania sections announced

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The Tribeca Film Festival (TFF), announced its feature film selections in the Spotlight and Cinemania sections, as well as Special Screenings and the Tribeca/ESPN Sports Film Festival lineup. The 10th edition of the Festival will take place from April 20 to May 1 in lower Manhattan.   "Now that the majority of the program has been announced I believe you will see the rich variety and quality of the films and talent that we are presenting at Tribeca this year," s...

Clint Eastwood is lying in his new 'J.Edgar Hoover" Movie

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Clint Eastwood is full of "horse dung" in his new movie about FBI director, J.Edgar Hoover" staring Leonardo DiCapprio! In my early position with the NCS in America, "The National Crime Syndicate", I worked closly with Meyer Lansky, boss of the old combination, as had my father, " The Honorable William A. Craft ESQ,  and future partner Paul A. DiCocco Sr! Like all young men on their way up in crime, I had to do my 5 years of low end work, in order to learn my tra...

Ruby Mountain Film festival Callling for entries

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Ruby Mountain Film Festival August 11-14, 2011 Call for Entries Final Deadline: May 15, 2011     Contact Information: Ruby Mountain Film Festival PO Box 2776 Elko Nevada USA 89803 phone number 775-299-4484    W...

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,...

Warsaw Film Festival Jury Interview

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 Tell Your Own StoriesRobert Bodrog interviews Antonia Bird, Francois da Silva and Mike Downey, 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.RB: Ms. Bird, how did you come to be the chairperson of the jury this year? Do you have a connection to Warsaw?Antonia Bird: I can only guess. I was at the Sundance Filmmaker labs in Utah. You know, Robert Redford's...

2 3D movies at San Sebastian at the Velodrome

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For the second year running, the Velodrome will become an enormous 3D cinema offering two sessions during the coming San Sebastian Festival. Almost 3,000 viewers at each screening will be able to enjoy the experience of watching films in three dimensions as part of an enormous audience and before a giant screen measuring 400 m2.The Velodrome will host the world release of the first Spanish digital 3D animated film, Holy Night!, in the shape of the directorial debut by Juan Galiñanes.Viewers wi...

Another Planet

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Director: Ferenc Moldovanyi.
“Expanding upon themes he explored in Children: Kosovo 2000 (SDFF 24), Ferenc Moldoványi’s latest documentary is at once hypnotically beautiful and acutely disturbing. Shot over a two-year period in four countries on four continents—Ecuador (South America), Mexico (North America), Democratic Republic of Congo (Africa), and Cambodia (Asia)—Another Planet unfolds as a cinematic tone poem in the tradition of Koyaanisqatsi, exposing the unequal distribution of wealth around the world as a major humanitarian crisis. Framed by pastoral sequences in which a Tarahumara shaman imparts a dream of paradise on earth, the film moves quickly and seamlessly between the lives of seven children inextricably linked by their shocking and tragic experiences of daily exploitation and abuse. We meet lonely, aimless urchins, barely eking out a living on the streets. We see child laborers toiling in brick factories, garbage dumps, and brothels, only to be beaten when business is down. And perhaps most harrowing of all, we get to know the child soldiers of Congo as they are turned into killing machines. Throughout this journey, Moldoványi’s unwavering vision reminds us of the eternal coexistence of beauty and horror all over the world. Informed by the haunting cinematography of Tibor Máthé as well as Tibor Szemzö’s ethereal soundtrack, Another Planet crosses cultural boundaries to forge a commentary on the human condition as damning as it is open-ended.” 31st Starz Denver International Film Festival Official Catalogue "This globe-spanning film hits hard on many levels—visually, intellectually, emotionally. Beautifully shot in Ecuador, Mexico, Africa and Asia, Moldoványi’s film presents images that sparkle in the eye even as they punch you in the heart. Moldoványi introduces us to children in Cambodia, Ecuador, Mexico and the Democratic Republic of Congo, each of whom is struggling to survive. Working long hours, often in dangerous and dirty conditions, these children show us a side of existence that many have never seen or even imagined. While many in the US hold childhood as a special and protected time of nurtured innocence, this film reminds us all that for many children life is a brutal and precarious game of survival. With subjects that include children scavenging dumps for recyclables, child soldiers and child sex workers, this film offers a sympathetic and unblinking eye. The children themselves are our strongest storytellers, and they open up to Moldoványi’s camera to give us their own perspective. Their frankness astonishes as they talk matter-of-factly about their jobs and the consequences of not earning. The children either are at the mercy of adults—often the parents who force them to work and beat them when they don’t earn enough—or have been abandoned by adults altogether. While the film is not a gentle journey, it imagines a better world, a greater one. The filmmaker relies on your humanity and empathy to be moved by these children, while never directly suggesting a call to action. This film offers an unprecedented opportunity to explore another planet, a trip definitely worth taking." SILVERDOCS: AFI/Discovery Channel Documentary Festival

Manhattan Film Festival Files Lawsuit Against Tribeca

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Manhattan Film Festival (www.manhattanfilmfestival.org), has filed suit in New York Supreme Court against both the Tribeca Film Festival and the Tribeca Cinemas. Complaint number 650754/2010 alleges the defendants practiced unfair competition by misappropriating the Manhattan Film Festival’s Virtual Film Festival concept. In 2010, the Tribeca Film Festival launched “Tribeca Film Festival Virtual.” The virtual festival included real-time chat with fellow film enthusiasts, live filmmaker Q &...

NEWSLETTER N° 470: july 2, 2010

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 .............                                                                                                                                                          WELCOME TO OUR NEWSLETTER N° 470: july 2, 2010 Follow this LINK if you cannot read the newsletter properly Contact the Editor, Advertise on the sites.  Our newsletter reaches 79 000 film professionnals ev...

Do Documentaries Really Matter?

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After the intense (and enjoyable) experience of sitting through at least 15 documentary feature films over 4 days at the just concluded AFI-Discovery Channel Documentary Festival, the question organically arose: do documentaries really matter? As someone who trained in documentary filmmaking techniques (and who made a few, best to be forgotten non-fiction nothings) and an admirer of the stamina, grit and determination of the documentary filmmaker, my answer appeared more hopeful than det...

When is a boondoggle not a boondoggle?

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A lot of people in the advertising business think of a boondoggle the way the Supreme Court thinks of porn –– they can't define it, but they know it when they see it. I don't think it's that hard to draw the line. It all comes down to responsibility. If you're doing something you honestly intend to help your client, you're not engaging in boondogglery. If you're doing something for your own personal gratification at the expense of your client, you are. Take me, for exam...

Games for Change Advocates Serious Fun

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Think games are just kid's stuff? One glimpse at the braintrust headlining the Games for Change Festival, May 24 to 27, 2010, should reboot your mind.  Not since Claudius Ceasar jumped into the gladiator ring have leaders and games so converged.  Former Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor, U.S. Chief Technology Officer Aneesh Chopra and Army Brig. Gen. Loree K. Sutton, Director of the Defense Centers of Excellence for Psychological Health and Traumatic Brain Injury, are but t...

5th Annual ATA Film & Video Festival> Call for Entries

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Artists' Television Access is accepting submissions for its 5th Annual ATA Film and Video Festival. We are looking for experimental film and video, including but not limited to, animation, documentary, narrative, abstract and found footage. The ATA Film and Video Festival is committed to showcasing short films and videos that use an unconventional stylistic and technical approach and bring up subjects or concepts that not only entertain, but also provoke, our diverse audience. En...
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