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2011 Méliès d'Or Ceremony

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The 2011 Méliès d'Or Award Ceremony will take place on the evening of October 13th at Sitges International Fantastic Film Festival. The following films have been awarded a Méliès d'Argent and are competing for the 2011 Méliès d'Or:SitgesRUBBER by Quentin Dupieux (Méliès d'Argent winner Sitges)LeedsTHE LAST EMPLOYEE by Alexander Adolph (Méliès d'Argent winner Leeds)TriesteRARE EXPORTS: A CHRISTMAS TALE by Jalmari Helander (Méliès d'Argent winner Trieste)BrusselsTRANSFER by Damir Luka...

Lars van Triers turns on silence mode and stops giving out interviews

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Today at 2 pm I was questioned by the Police of North Zealand in connection with charges made by the prosecution of Grasse in France from August 2011 regarding a possible violation of prohibition in French law against justification of war crimes. The investigation covers comments made during the press conference in Cannes in May 2011. Due to these serious accusations I have realized that I do not possess the skills to express myself unequivocally and I have therefore decided from th...

Io Sono Li, interview with Andrea Segre

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                photo from Venice poster at La Biennale, 68.This past week I attended the 8th annual Reykjavik Film Festival (RIFF) after going nonstop from Venice La Biennale, then to TIFF and then to RIFF. I was tired of course but so anxious to catch up on the films that I had missed at the former festivals that appeared also in Iceland. One of these films was one that had received a great buzz in Venice, a lyrica...

Io Sono Li, interview with Andrea Segre

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                photo from Venice poster at La Biennale, 68.This past week I attended the 8th annual Reykjavik Film Festival (RIFF) after going nonstop from Venice La Biennale, then to TIFF and then to RIFF. I was tired of course but so anxious to catch up on the films that I had missed at the former festivals that appeared also in Iceland. One of these films was one that had received a great buzz in Venice, a lyrica...

IO SONO LI, interview with Andrea Segre

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                                photo from Venice poster at La Biennale, 68. This past week I attended the 8th annual Reykjavik Film Festival (RIFF) after going nonstop from Venice La Biennale, then to TIFF and then to RIFF. I was tired of course but so anxious to catch up on the films that I had missed at the former festiv...

Braunschweig International Film Festival celebrates its 25th anniversary

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3441 films later – Braunschweig International Film Festival celebrates its 25th anniversary ”European cinema and ‘Music and Film’ – are the two pillars on which the festival plans to continue to grow in the next 25 years“, says Volker Kufahl, head of the Braunschweig International Film Festival. The 25th anniversary will be celebrated from November 8-13 with 160 films and many guests, making it the oldest and - with its more than 25.000 visitors - also the biggest film festival in ...

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...

8th International 2011 Cloud Computing Conference & Expo Coverage

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By Maria Esteves The 8th International Cloud Computing co-located with the 11th International Virtualization Conference & Exposition commenced June 6-9, 2011 at the Javits Convention Center, New York. Produced by SYS-CON Media, Cloud Computing annually showcase Internet advancement in networked environments (hardware and software in the cloud), storage, web applications, interoperations and security to information Technology Enterprise. This year’s conference sponsored by Abiqu...

Interview with Sean Stone and his journey to Iran

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Oliver Stone has done a fabulous job rearing his son, Princeton graduate, Sean Stone. Sean's wings have been strengthening as he has been working, interning, and meeting world leaders along side of his brilliant filmmaker father, and is demonstrating to the world that he, too, can soar. With a recent journey to Iran, with film as the primary focus, and his first feature film, "Graystone", nearing completion, this 26 year old has seen and done things most of us only read about.Q: SHARON ABELLA:...

Horrible Bosses Sydney Premiere, by Eva Rinaldi - 15th August 2011

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Horrible Bosses Sydney Premiere, : by Eva Rinaldi Horrible Bosses premiere at Sydney's Event Cinema tonight, and it was a fun affair, unlike some horrible workplace experiences I've had in the past. Bosses.  You can’t work with them, and your job doesn’t afford you enough time to plot their miserable demise. Well, I work for myself these days, but you get my point. Most people can handle the day-to-day interactions with their hierarchical su...

Why Software Patents Make Sense

The United States allows software patents, but much of the rest of the world does not. Even where software patents can be obtained, there is strong opposition to patenting software. However, much of the innovation today is in software, and these innovations also deserve patent protection.  http://www.patentsusa.com

DUMONT MARKETING LLC-PR For Filmmakers

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Theo Dumont, President Dumont Marketing LLC Experienced Corporate Communications, Publicity and Marketing Executive Dumont Marketing’s President Theo Dumont is a well rounded PR executive with a deep knowledge and understanding of the entertainment industry. Dumont’s expertise spans the areas of corporate communications, talent, film publicity and digital entertainment. Location Greater Los Angeles Area Industry Entertainment Overview Current • President at Dumont Marketing ...

TERENCE MALLICK'S THE TREE OF LIFE - MOVIE REVIEW

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*The Tree of Life* Starring: Brad Pitt, Sean Penn, Jessica Chastain, Hunter McCracken, Laramie Eppler, Tye Sheridan, Fiona Shaw, Cole Cockburn, Will Wallace Director: Terrence Malick     The bookends of the Bible, Genesis and Revelation,  tell us about the Tree of Life. In the garden of Eden,there was only one such tree; the Book of Revelation assures us there will be many such in the Holy City. For the writer(s) of Proverbs  the Tree symbolised four wonderful truths: Wisdom, ri...

The Garden wins A&E Short Filmmakers Award in the NSI Online Short Film Festival

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Mohawk language film Tsi Tkahehtayen (The Garden) wins A&E Short Filmmakers Award in the NSI Online Short Film Festival Winnipeg, MB – Mohawk language film Tsi Tkahehtayen (The Garden) is the latest winner of the $2,500 A&E Short Filmmakers Award in the NSI Online Short Film Festival. In Tsi Tkahehtayen three women, who desire things of the most primal nature, go to a mystical gardener for help but don't quite get what they bargained for. Tsi Tkahehtayen was written and d...

Sundance Film Festival 2012 documentary "Scam Fest" undercover investigation into Festival Scams

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 Scam Fest film documentary about Film Festival Scams.   Links HERE   Petition   Article http://sundance2012.hubpages.com/hub/Sundance-Film-Festival-2012-Fraud-Deception-Unscrupulous-Practices-and-Petition The Sundance Scam Sundance Film Festival Petition is against fraudulent and unscrupulous practices by the Sundance Institute eliciting funds by deceptive practices and not fulfilling legal obligations to those who have paid money for entry fees. Ind...

NewFest: A Meeting Of The LGBT Clan

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  "Film festivals for the LGBT community are not just about cinema”, Lesli Klainberg, NewFest’s Executive Director commented in a phone interview. “They have always functioned as community building events where like-minded audiences can commune in the presence of filmmakers in a shared experience.” This cinematic sharing begins later this week as NewFest: The New York Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Film  Festival kicks off an ambitious season of films currently playin...

Make Me Man

Director: Dmitriy Rozin.
Make Me a Man is about a Russian immigrant family where the husband (and a father) is trying to prove his manhood, his ability to control the hardship the family is facing. Upon arrival to Brooklyn, USA, the father and the son are forced to look for work. Trying to “make a man” out of his son, the father takes him along to the gathering at the daily laborer location. Shortly, a Hassidic Jew, who needs his pool washed, drives in. The father suspects that the employer tries to molest his son at the poolside, but when they get home, it turns out otherwise.

Indian Cinema takes the spotlight at DIFF

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The remarkably diverse cinema of India is celebrated at the 32nd Durban International Film Festival this year, with a focus on both the classic and the daringly contemporary, with music and art also finding a prominent place. Six films from the great Indian master Satyajit Ray will be presented, alongside fine works by talented new Indian filmmakers, an exhibition dedicated to Bollywood by artist Ranjit Dahiya, and a performance by Indian slide-guitar maestro Debasish Bhattacharya. Taking plac...

Paul Watson in Durban

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Paul Watson at Durban International Film Festival Time Magazine called him one of the 20 environmental heroes of the 20th century.  The Guardian mentioned him as one of 50 people who could save the planet. These are some of the numerous accolades bestowed on Paul Watson which also include honorary citizenships, environmental, animal rights and human rights awards.He has also been denied visas, banned in certain places, and arrested on numerous occasions for his provocative activism....

2011 C E L L U D R O I D Sci-Fi / Anime / Fantasy Film Festival

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Flamedrop Productions present The  C E L L U D R O I D  Sci-Fi / Anime / Fantasy Film Festival 5 - 14 July 2011 @ The Labia Theatre, 68 Orange Street, Cape Town, ZA http://www.CELLUDROID.net Facebook Event Page rsvp: www.facebook.com/event.php?eid​=213016582067126 It is time again to get abducted to the CELLUDROID Film Festival for a wild line-up of Science Fiction, Animation and Fantasy movies.   In addition to a wide range of exciting movies, this year will feature special visi...

IFTA on online content theft and legitimate alternatives

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The Independent Film & Television Alliance (IFTA) and a coalition of its Member companies today joined major broadband companies, the Recording Industry Association, A2IM and the Motion Picture Association of America to announce the launch of a jointly supported voluntary initiative to advise consumers about online content theft and legitimate alternatives. The state-of-the-art system creating a common “Copyright Alerts” framework, which is similar to credit card fraud alerts, is designed to...

CELLUDROID Film Festival wild Sci Fi line up

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C E L L U D R O I DSci-Fi / Anime / Fantasy Film Festival 5 - 14 July 2011The Labia Theatre, 68 Orange Street, Cape Town, ZA www.CELLUDROID.netIt is time again to get abducted to the CELLUDROID Film Festival for a wild line-up of Science Fiction, Animation and Fantasy movies. In addition to a wide range of exciting movies, this year will feature special visiting guest director Richard Stanley (with his movies, documentaries, short films and new book), include a graphic novel launch & more.There ...

Mark Gill has been named President of Millennium Films

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Former colleague of mine when at Sony, and Former Miramax Films and Warner Independent president Mark Gill has been named President of Millennium Films. The company plans to produce and finance five to eight star-driven, wide-release films per year with budgets between $20 and $80 million. Gill will work closely with Nu Image/Millennium Films toppers Avi Lerner and Trevor Short and development head Boaz Davidson, starting in July, with particular focus on development, packaging, product...

Mark Gill named President Nu Image - Millenium films

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Former Miramax Films and Warner Independent president Mark Gill has been named President of Millennium Films. The company plans to produce and finance five to eight star-driven, wide-release films per year with budgets between $20 and $80 million.Gill will work closely with Nu Image/Millennium Films toppers Avi Lerner and Trevor Short and development head Boaz Davidson, starting in July, with particular focus on development, packaging, production and marketing. Gill has 25 years of film business...

Palm Springs Shortfest awards 2011

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Bahiya & Mahmoud Receives Best of Festival Award; UMOJA: No Men Allowed Receives Panavision Grand Jury Award; Tsuyako Receives Future Filmmaker AwardThe 2011 Palm Springs International ShortFest, the largest short film festival and market in North America, announced its Festival award winners on Sunday, June 26, 2011. 331 short films screened throughout the Festival along with more than 3,000 filmmaker submissions available in the film market. A total of $128,800 in prizes, including $14,000 i...
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