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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...

George Harrison: Living in the Material World Premieres at the 49th New York Film Festival 2011

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By Maria Esteves – October 3, 2011 The 49th New York Film Festival 2011(NYFF 2011) press screening of the music documentary GEORGE HARRISON: LIVING IN THE MATERIAL WORLD, directed by Martin Scorsese was held at Lincoln Center’s Beale Theater on Saturday, October 1, 2011, 10:00 am. Presented by the Film Society of Lincoln Center, a live press conference from London via Skype immediately followed the screening with panelists executive producer Margaret Bodde, director Martin Scorsese, prod...

Philadelphia Film & Music Festival Blog Post

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Wednesday, September 28, 2011 Philadelphia Film + Music Festival Recap The 2nd Annual Philadelphia Film + Music Festival took place this past weekend (Sept 22-25, 2011) mostly in and around Northern Liberties and Fishtown areas (Venues: The Skybox @2424 Studios, Invincible Pictures Sound Stages, M Room, The El Bar, Penn's Landing, The Fire, Murph's Bar, Kung Fu Necktie, The Ukie Club, Girard Fest, Tracadero Theater, World Cafe Live, TLA on South Street, North Star Bar).  ...

George Harrison: The Quiet Beatle

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  George Harrison, the bass player for the famed rock group The Beatles, was always referred to in the press as the “quiet one”. Now, almost 10 years after his death from lung cancer, several art exhibitions and a new documentary film by Martin Scorsese will reveal the intimate details of the Beatle who is perhaps the least known and celebrated of the group. GEORGE HARRISON: LIVING IN THE MATERIAL WORLD is a 4-hour exploration of the intimate personal and professional life of the man ...

12th New York Intl Latino Film Festival Closing Night World Premiere of OUR LATIN THING Red Carpet Photos

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By Maria Esteves – September 24, 2011 The 12th New York International Latino Film Festival 2011 (NYILFF11) Closing Night World Premiere of OUR LATIN THING (NUESTRA COSA), by Academy Award winning filmmaker Leon Gast commenced Saturday, August 20, 2011 at the AMC Empire Cinema. Presented by American Airlines, sponsored by Heineken, the 40th anniversary remastered edition of FANIA All-Stars musical documentary OUR LATIN THING (NUESTRA COSA) is now available on DVD. Prior to screening, one luc...

Nevada City Film Festival kicks off

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The 11th Annual Nevada City Film Festival (NCFF) presented by AJA Video Systems, kicks off Thursday, August 18 and runs through Sunday, August 21, 2011. This year, over 60 films – both short and full length independent dramas, comedies, documentaries and animation films from around the world – will screen in three beautiful art house theatres and charming historic buildings in downtown Nevada City, CA. Since 2001, NCFF has brought top independent cinema to the foothills of Northern Californ...

WSA Discovery of the Year nominees announced

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The five nominees for the Discovery of the Year Award, via which the World Soundtrack Academy rewards up-and-coming talent from the previous year, have been announced. The award will be granted during the World Soundtrack Awards & Concert on 22 October at the Kuipke Events Centre in Ghent. Through the Discovery of the Year Award, the WSA aims to reward young, talented composers and encourage them to develop further. The nominees are: Alex Heffes – The First Grader, The Rite ...

DocEdge, a cutting edge Film Festival at Max Mueller Bhavan (GoetheHaus) Mumbai

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  DocEdge, a documentary Film Festival  comprising 11 award-winning documentaries and a selection of entries from DOK Leipzig Film Festival as well as other award-winning films from Baltic states, China and India were screened at the Goethe Hall of the Max Mueller Bhavan, Mumbai. Technical problems however put paid to the inaugural (Aug 22 ) screening of Gereon Wetzel and Jörg Adolph's"How to make a book with Steid" and instead, the audience was treated to the closing day's ...

Locarno Open Doors co-production lab Awards

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The awards for the 2011 Open Doors co-production lab, that is organised with the support of the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) of the Federal Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) and the support of the City of Bellinzona, were announced on Tuesday August 9. Open Doors Awards cerermony, from left: Alka Raghuram, Shanker Raman, Signe Byrge Sorensen, Sourav Sarangi, Anup Singh, Johannes Rexin The 2011 session was devoted to cinema from India. 12 projects...

LOVERBOY at SIFF 2011

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  Catalin Mitulescu's latest film LOVERBOY (Romania, 2011) screened in competition (features) at the 17th SIFF. Actress Ada Condeescu received and award for BEST ACTRESS at the closing night award ceremony. Cast of the film includes: George Piştereanu, Ada Condeescu, Ion Besoiu, Clara Vodă, Bogdan Dumitrache, Coca Bloos, Remus Mărginean, Alexandru Mititelu, Adina Galupa. At the press conference SFF 2011, director Catalin and actor George were asked what the meaning of LOVE m...

Murray Lerner at the Academy’s Monday Nights with Oscar NYC

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By Maria Esteves - July 19, 2011   The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (A.M.P.A.S.) “Monday Nights with Oscar” 1967 Academy Award nominated documentary FESTIVAL (1967), produced/directed by Murray Lerner commenced at The Academy Theater (Lighthouse International), New York, Monday, July 18, 7:00 pm. A special onstage discussion with Academy Award winning documentarian Murray Lerner and legendary singer-songwriter Peter Yarrow of Peter, Paul and Mary moderated by AMPAS...

African Diaspora summer film series

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  Experience 10 days of compelling, provocative films at The 6th Annual African Diaspora International Summer Film Series  ...

Songs From The Black Queen

Director: Ben Eze Amushie.
Songs from the Black Queen is an allegorical journey into the soul of Africa. An African Story Teller narrates a dream-like encounter with a spiritual entity (African Queen) and how her teachings gave him an insight into The Past, The Present and the Future of Africa.

50 Cent in Aruba!

Singer/Actor 50 Cent speaks on panel for press conference at AIFF 2011photo by Vanessa McMahon 

50 Cent Interview

Singer/Actor Curtis '50 Cent' Jackson presented his new film THINGS FALL APART (2011) at its World Premier in Aruba during the AIFF 2011. Press conference took place the following morning at the Hyatt in Aruba. I held my one on one interview with '50 Cent' after the press conference. photo by Vanessa McMahon 

50 Cent in Aruba!

Singer/Actor Curtis '50 Cent' Jackson presented his new film THINGS FALL APART (2011) at its World Premier in Aruba during the AIFF 2011. Press conference took place the following morning at the Hyatt in Aruba.photo by Vanessa McMahon 

50 Cent in Aruba!

Singer/Actor Curtis '50 Cent' Jackson presented his new film THINGS FALL APART (2011) at its World Premier in Aruba during the AIFF 2011.photo by Vanessa McMahon 

50 Cent in Aruba!

Singer/Actor Curtis '50 Cent' Jackson presented his new film THINGS FALL APART (2011) at its World Premier in Aruba during the AIFF 2011.photo by Vanessa McMahon 

'50 Cent' in Aruba during AIFF

Singer/Actor Curtis '50 Cent' Jackson presented his new film THINGS FALL APART (2011) at its World Premier in Aruba during the AIFF 2011.photo by Vanessa McMahon 

Somewhere Between an emotion documentary

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Somewhere Between a very emotional documentary at LAFF By Ron Gilbert Director Linda Goldstein Knowlton has created a very touching and personal film about four adopted girls from China. It seems that China has a One Child Policy and girls are usually placed up for adoption based on that and of course other reasons like too many children in the household. Knowlton knows the adoption procedure from the inside because she also adopted a Chinese girl 5 years ag...

Somewehere Between an emotion documentary

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Somewhere Between a very emotional documentary at LAFF By Ron Gilbert Director Linda Goldstein Knowlton has created a very touching and personal film about four adopted girls from China. It seems that China has a One Child Policy and girls are usually placed up for adoption based on that and of course other reasons like too many children in the household. Knowlton knows the adoption procedure from the inside because she also adopted a Chinese girl 5 years ag...

Aruba hits a nerve with the audience with 50 cent

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Last night Curtis '50 Cent' Jackson appeared at the Aruba International Film Festival to premier his new film THINGS FALL APART (2011). Exuberant crowds surged into the Paseo Herencia to catch sight of the singer/actor. Some of the world’s most prestigious press outlets gathered on the red carpet to interview 50 Cent as he made his way into the theater for his film’s world premier. When I interviewed 50 Cent on the red carpet he smiled his million-dollar smile and answered with focused convi...

50 Cent in Aruba!

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50 Cent in Aruba! Last night Curtis '50 Cent' Jackson appeared at the Aruba International Film Festival to premier his new film THINGS FALL APART (2011). Exuberant crowds surged into the Paseo Herencia to catch sight of the singer/actor. Some of the world’s most prestigious press outlets gathered on the red carpet to interview 50 Cent as he made his way into the theater for his film’s world premier. When I interviewed 50 Cent on the red carpet he smiled his million-dollar smile and answered ...

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