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Janet Jackson appears at AMFAR 2012    photo by Vanessa McMahon 

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Actress Kirsten Dunst appears at AMFAR 2012    photo by Vanessa McMahon 

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The Palme d'Or - Short Film was awarded to L.Rezan Yesilbas for Sessiz Be-Deng (Silent).

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After receiving his award from Jean-Pierre Dardenne and Kylie Minogue, the prizewinner said: "I'd like to thank the jury for choosing me. It is very important for me to receive this award from Jean-Pierre Dardenne. I'm very excited to be talking in front of so many filmmakers. And thank you to my team." ...

Review of official selection film "Lawless"

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    I saw "Lawless" last night at La Licorne theatre in Cannes La Boca. Directed by John Hillcoat, "Lawless" is an official selection film in the Cannes Film Festival. While the film was captivating and kept you turning your head in fear, and disgust, throughout, it left you feeling little for it and thinking nothing of it. Lawless is based on the Bondurant brothers, who lived in Franklin Country, Virginia during the Depression. The Bondurant...

Haiti: Carnival in Cannes

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    The Festival de Cannes celebrated Haiti: Carnival in Cannes Friday night, a benefit event presented by Giorgio Armani in support of Sean Penn’s J/P Haitian Relief Organization (J/P HRO), Paul Haggis’ Artists for Peace and Justice (APJ) and Petra Nemcova’s Happy Heart’s Fund (HHF), for their united and extraordinary work in Haiti. The charities’ unity reflects their collective belief that more can be ac...

De Rouille et d'Os (Rust and Bone) playing at the Cannes Film Festival on May 17

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DE ROUILLE ET D'OS    SYNOPSIS   Ali suddenly finds himself in charge of Sam, his 5 years old son that he barely knows. Penniless and without friends, he leaves the north of France to seek shelter at his sister’s in Antibes. Even though she and her husband do not have much money, they make a room for them in their garage and take care of Sam. Ali finds work as a bouncer at a local nightclub. After diffusing a fight one evening, he meets Stephanie a beautifu...

The Jury Un Certain Regard 2012

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Alongside the films in Competition, the Official Selection Un Certain Regard also welcomes its own Jury which will announce his awards during a ceremony on stage at the Debussy Theater, on Saturday, May,26.The Jury, presided over by British actor and director Tim Roth, is composed of five personalities of cinema. They will have to choose among the twenty films in Un Certain Regard Selection.   Tim Roth (actor and director), President of the Jury Leïla Bekhti (actress) Tonie Marshall...

This is mamie today, at the Los Angeles Jewish Film Festival !

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LOS ANGELES JEWISH FILM FESTIVAL OPENS WITH TONY CURTIS DOC AND MAMIE VAN DOREN APPEARANCE  by Alex Deleon for http://www.filmfestivals.com/ The seventh edition of the Los Angeles Jewish Film Festival (LAJFF) opened on May 4 at the plush Writers Guild Theater in Beverly Hills with a feature length documentary on  recently deceased Jewish actor Tony Curtis and a Gala reception at which another legendary youth idol and sex symbol of the fifties, Mamie Van Doren, was the...

XPN & Philadelphia Film Society 1st Annual Music Film Festival

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On Thursday April 26 The Inaugural XPN Music Film Festival, produced by The Philadelphia Film Society got underway at the Annenberg Center in University City, Philadelphia. For anyone unfamiliar with XPN: WXPN, is a nationally recognized leader in Triple A radio and the premier guide for discovering new and significant artists in rock, blues, roots, and folk, is the non-commercial, member-supported radio service of the University of Pennsylvania. WXPN produces World Cafe...

Charity event in Cannes with Sean Penn for Haiti

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The Festival de Cannes is proud to welcome Haiti: Carnival in Cannes a benefit event presented by Giorgio Armani in support of Sean Penn’s J/P HRO, Paul Haggis’ Artists for Peace and Justice and Petra Nemcova’s Happy Heart’s Fund for their united and extraordinary work in Haiti On 12 January 2010, life in Haiti was thrown into chaos by an earthquake of a magnitude that was previously unheard of on the island. Hundreds of thousands of people were dead and wounded, a catastrop...

Spider Spider

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A little more about Serbian Short Film production and Serbian filmmaker Marko Kostić and about his promising career and interesting ideas you can read in this interview. Marko Kostić directed short film Mašinica (The Gadget), a little  film that Belgrade film lovers had the chance to see on the last Documentary and Short Film Festival in Belgrade.     - What is the advantage of the short film in Serbia and general? Distribution options are limited to short film festi...

Tribeca Film Festival audience Awards to ANY DAY NOW and BURN

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The 11th annual Tribeca Film Festival (TFF), co-founded by Robert De Niro, Jane Rosenthal and Craig Hatkoff, announced the winners of the two Audience Awards tonight at the wrap party in New York City. This year for the first time two awards—one for narrative and one for documentary—were given to the audience choices for the best films. Any Day Now, directed by Travis Fine, was chosen to receive the Narrative award and BURN, directed by Tom Putnam and Brenna Sanchez, was chosen for the Doc...

Subversive Slovenian Film

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Following the latest Retrospective of Slovenian Film in March in Belgrade, Serbia, ever since the 70s, films coming from Slovenia were representatives of the Yugoslav black wave film or one way or another, film avant-garde. Slovenian cinematography was and still is today somehow, closely related to a Serbian cinematography, but without burden of present Serbian film-a post civil themes. Slovenian film today may be overburden with social questions of a coming liberal capitalism be...

Four Suns to Open goEast

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Director Bohdan Sláma and producer Pavel Strnad will present their film Four Suns (Čtyři slunce) as the opening film of the prestigious 12th goEast international film festival in Wiesbaden, Germany. Four Suns will contend for the title of Best Film and €10,000 in the main competition. The goEast festival, which focuses on the cinematography of Central and Eastern Europe, begins tomorrow (April 18) and will screen five Czech films in its competition and non-competition sections. Among the fe...

BATTLESHIP stars berth at Sydney; Luna Park; Taylor Kitsch, Rihanna, Brooklyn Decker, director Peter Berg

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Ahoy. The battle for earth begins at sea in epic action-adventure BATTLESHIP - but tonight the all-star cast was warmly welcomed to iconic and circus like Luna Park Sydney, for the Australian Premiere of their highly anticipated new film. In an exciting and profitable partnership, Universal Pictures and 2Day FM co-presented the Australian Premiere under the Luna Park Big Top, where leading man Taylor Kitsch (John Carter)  walked the red carpet with his co-stars...

The Lucky One World Premiere At Bondi Juction, Sydney, Australia

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The Lucky One enjoyed its world premiere at Bondi Junction, Sydney, Australia at approx 5.30pm today. The red carpet was rolled out as Zac Efron, Taylor Schilling and Australian director and Academy Award nominee, Scott Hicks, did the red carpet for the world premiere of their new movie, The Lucky One, screened at Event Cinemas Westfield Bondi Junction. When: Monday 9 April, 2012 Time: from 5pm Where: Event Cinemas, Westfield Bondi Junction The Lucky One...

Live Music at ÉCU

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If you are a fan of Rock, Jazz, Folk, Americana, or Pop music – or even a mixture of all five – then you are in for a dance-inducing, awesome weekend with ÉCU. Brought to you by our partner, Access Film Music, six incredible and diverse musical acts from four countries have been confirmed to perform at this year’s festival. Bringing with them the coolest and most unique new tunes from their respective cities in a buffet of styles, these artists personify true creative innovati...

Much More Than a Script Competition Finalists

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ÉCU is proud to announce the scripts that have been shortlisted for our “Much More Than A Script Competition 2012”. We have selected screenplays from two categories: feature film and short film. Congratulations to: Feature Film Scripts: Das Mädchen im Kokon – Katja Blaser & Wolfgang Weigl Sole – Allee Pitaccio Touch – Jasmine Yuen-Carrucan Gibran – Grace Shalhoub Yazbek Time of the Snikers – Maksymilian Nowicki Short Film Scripts: Caba...

Chazz Palminteri

Chazz Palminteri at SBIFF 2012 to promote his film film, MIGHTY FINE (2012) photo by Benjamin Schwartz 

Dannii Minogue launches book Dannii: My Style at Dymocks, Sydney, Australia

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Dannii Minogue launches book Dannii: My Style at Dymocks, Sydney, Australia Earlier this evening famous Australian singer and model plus Dannii Mingoue launched her new book, Dannii: My Style. Dannii drew a crowd of hundreds to Dymocks' George St for a book-signing and photograph session. Minogue, all over Aussie TV at the moment in her role as Australia's Got Talent judge braved the wet weather to do the store appearance, whilst juggling a n...

A MIGHTY FINE interview with cast of 'MIGHTY FINE' (2011)!

A few weeks ago during the 27th Santa Barbara International Film Festival (SBIFF) I had the pleasure of sitting with the cast from Debbie Goodstein’s film MIGHTY FINE (2011) where the film held its North American premier. Here is director Debbie Goodstein, Chazz Palminteri, Jodelle Ferland and Rainey Qualley.   Photo by Vanessa McMahon 

Belinale gallery: february 15, 2012

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Premiere Ladya Cheryl, Edwin Jiri Thomas Hailer, Álex de la Iglesia Carolina Bang Salma Hayek Carolina Bang Steven Soderbergh, Michael Fassbender, Gina Carano, Antonio Banderas Antonio Banderas Michael Fassbender Antonio Banderas Li...

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