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More than 15.000 visitors watched the 55 films screening at Oldenburg fest

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After five eventful days filled with 8 world premieres, 9 international premieres, 3 European premieres, 17 German premieres and a total of 55 shown films the Oldenburg International Film Festival ended on Sunday to a rapt audience and with another audience record. The festival opening gala was highlighted by the comedy “No sex is no option” by Torsten Wacker in front of 1300 people at Oldenburg’s EWE Arena with stars Stephan Luca, Anna Thalbach, Armin Rohde and Janin Reinhardt in attend...

A toast to Malibu International Film Festival

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12th Malibu International Film Festival Announces Official Film Selections & Special EventsThe 12th Malibu Film Festival is scheduled for October 6th through October 8th. The Festival kicks off on Thursday evening at Malibu Cinemas with its Opening Night Films sponsored by Keely Brosnan, Pierce Brosnan, Kym Gold, and Kanner Sister Productions. The Opening Night films are “Miss South Pacific: Beauty and the Sea” directed by Mary Lambert (Pet Sematary 1 & 2) and “Kissing Strangers” directe...

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...

movie review CONTAGION

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CONTAGION Starring: Matt Damon, Kate Winslet,  Marion Cotillard, Jude Law, Laurence Fishburne, Gwyneth Paltrow,Elliot Gould,Jennifer Ehle Director:  Steven Soderbergh ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Could the virus in  Steven Soderbergh's new, star-studded film, Contagion be a metaphor for Original Sin? Ok, there's no slithering serpent as in the Garden of Eden but a bat (Eve?) eats of a rotten fr...

Highlights on San Francisco-4th Annual Iranian Film Festival

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The 4th Annual Iranian Film Festival - San Francisco, an annual cultural event showcasing the independent feature and short films made by or about the Iranians from around the world, will present an outstanding program this year with a never seen before discovery of a documentary produced by British broadcaster Sir David Frost called Crossroads of Civilization which was made in 1976 but never seen before, and the IFF will have its world premiere for the first time. The film tells the history o...

NYCIFF 2011: Three Time Award Winner “The Last Gamble”

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By Maria Esteves – August 27, 2011 The Second Annual New York City International Film Festival (NYCIFF) 2011, founded by Roberto Rizzo, Opening Night Gala announced its winners at a ceremony hosted at the Hudson Theatre, Thursday, August 18, 8:00 PM. NYCIFF 2011 Opening Night Premiere of THE LAST GAMBLE, directed by Joe E. Goodavage immediately followed. Actress Sally Kirkland received the Lifetime Achievement Award, filmmaker Joe E. Goodavage received Best Director Award, and Nick Ma...

Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt at SFF

Angelina Jolie at SFF 2011. She has just wrapped her directorial debut- IN THE LAND OF BLOOD AND HONEY (2012) in Bosnia. 

Guest on the set of THE WEDDING

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I was a guest on the set of The Wedding yesterday which is shooting in Connecticut. It stars Robert De Niro, Robin Williams and Amanda Seyfried to mention just a few of the great cast. Some of the people that were there included Amanda Seyfried, Robin Williams, Ben Barnes and, of course, Justin Zackham, the writer and director.It was a beautiful day which is worthy of mention due to all the hot and rainy days we've had lately. The house used for the set was fantastic. There are people that actu...

Harrison Ford received a Lifetime Achievement Award in Locarno

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As part of the 64th edition of the Festival del film Locarno, a Lifetime Achievement Award was presented to Harrison Ford. Saturday August 6, Locarno hosted the European premiere of "Cowboys & Aliens" introduced by director Jon Favreau and Harrison Ford, Daniel Craig and Olivia Wilde. The Festival del film Locarno presented a Lifetime Achievement Award to Harrison Ford in person on this occasion. ...

Harrison Ford received a Lifetime Achievement Award in Locarno

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As part of the 64th edition of the Festival del film Locarno, a Lifetime Achievement Award was presented to Harrison Ford. Saturday August 6, Locarno hosted the European premiere of "Cowboys & Aliens" introduced by director Jon Favreau and Harrison Ford, Daniel Craig and Olivia Wilde. The Festival del film Locarno presented a Lifetime Achievement Award to Harrison Ford in person on this occasion. ...

Melancholia at Cannes

Red carpet the night of the MELANCHOLIA (2011) premier at Cannes. Actress Kirsten Dunst.photo by Vanessa McMahon 

Melancholia at Cannes

Red carpet the night of the MELANCHOLIA (2011) premier at Cannes. Director Lars von Trier and actress Kirsten Dunst.photo by Vanessa McMahon 

Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt at SFF

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photo from SFF press official site  A surprise attendance of the world's most famous movie couple, Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt, came as a shock to all inside and outside of Sarajevo's National Theater on closing night of the 17th Sarajevo Film Festival on July 30th, 2011.  Angelina has a special place in her heart for Bosnia's capital city as she has just finished her directorial debut which was shot in Bosnia, a love story set during the Yugoslav wars called, IN THE LAND OF BLO...

The Mournful Maturity Of Miranda July

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  For 37-year-old performance artist, writer and filmmaker Miranda July, life is a series of lessons about loss, mortality and the inescapable feeling that time is slipping away. And yet, despite these heavy themes, her depiction of a kind of blank and ironic human comedy has been the hallmark of her style. This maddeningly passivity has clearly connected with some and infuriates others. Well, both these camps will have much to react to as July’s sophomore film effort THE FUTURE starts it...

Grossmann 2011: A Successful Opening is Behind Us

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The Grossmann Fantastic Film and Wine Festival week in Ljutomer, Slovenia has started with a blast: Sensorium Expo and the presentation of competing wines have filled the Culture House with many visitors. Among them were many well-known smiling faces: Minister of Internal Affairs of Slovenia Katarina Kresal, Mayor of Ljutomer Olga Karba, president of the Vicious Cat Jury Dinko Tucaković and film guests Jonas Žnidaršič and Ludvik Bagari were just some of them. Our opening film The Plagiarize...

Highlights on the KahBang Film Festival to open august 5th

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The KahBang Film Festival is proud to announce its official film selections and schedule for 2011, which will occur August 5th - 9th at the historic Bangor Opera House. This year’s festival competition will focus on music documentaries, the work of emerging filmmakers, as well as independent comedy. In addition to films in competition, the festival will feature a number of unique events including the “So Bad It’s Good” category, as well as a tribute to the legendary Bill Murray. Ticke...

The BUFF Blog (July 2011)

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Who would be a media mogul ey? The last few weeks and months has seen the likes of Simon Cowell and Rupert Murdoch become the story for the wrong reasons. For months, the press were told who was in and who was out in the game of musical chairs regarding this year’s X Factor judges. Eventually we said goodbye to Danni Minogue and Cheryl Cole and hello to Kelly Rowland and Tulisa Contostavlos (Peter Dickson, the voice of X-Factor will certainly have his hands full announcing her name in full e...

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...

LAFF-ing Out Loud with Shirley MacLaine & Jack Black on "Do You Know Who I Am?"

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"Do You Know Who I Am," is the Los Angeles Film Festival panel moderated by Leonard Maltin that was supposed to have a "game show format," whereby Shirley MacLaine and Jack Black answered questions about their acting careers.But when Shirley and Jack, who star together in the coming release BERNIE in which Jack Black plays a fastidiously dressed funeral director, get in a room together anything goes. And no more "of that TROPIC THUNDER bullshit," MacLaine lovingly admonished Black. "I love my Ja...

Michael Kaplan at AIFF 2011

Fantastic fashion figure, costume designer Michael Kaplan attended the 2011 Aruba International Film Festival for a 'Conversations With' session. He spoke at length to press and film aficionados about his illustrious career in Hollywood as costume designer for some of the most renown films of cinematic history. In this photo- Kim Cattrall and Michael Kaplan  photos by Vanessa McMahon 

Keith Bearden on panel

Director Keith Bearden spoke with Kim Cattrall on panel at AIFF 2011 on their film MEET MONICA VELOUR (2010) which opened the festival this year.photo by Vanessa McMahon 

Kim Cattrall on panel at AIFF 2011

Actress Kim Cattrall on panel for a press conference in Aruba during the 2nd annual Aruba International Film Festival (AIFF) 2011 to speak about her illustrious career and about the most challenging role of her acting life to date, Monica Velour in the film MEET MONICA VELOUR (2010) which opened the AIFF festival.photo by Vanessa McMahon 

Kim Cattrall on panel at AIFF 2011

 Actress Kim Cattrall on panel for a press conference in Aruba during the 2nd annual Aruba International Film Festival (AIFF) 2011 to speak about her illustrious career and about the most challenging role of her acting life to date, Monica Velour in the film MEET MONICA VELOUR (2010) which opened the AIFF festival.photo by Vanessa McMahon  

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