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Camerado Update: Two Film Festivals we Produce in Asia & 'FREEDOM DEAL' Production and KICKSTARTER

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Hello from  Camerado SE Asia: We've been very busy here recently in SE Asia, prepping for initial production  of our 3rd feature, FREEDOM DEAL , while simultaneously securing sponsorship for two film festivals we produce in the region, the CamboFest Cambodia Film Festival and the Bangkok IndieFest :     The CAMBOFEST, Cambodia Film Festival , Cambodia's first recurring international movie festival since...

A Touch of Glamour at Cinema City

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Cinema City festival marked the previous day to the last seat filled with screenings, films especially the local cinema! The attention of students and young filmmakers are particularly preoccupied with the two competition selection Up to 10,000 bucks section for low budget films and Educons Hungry Days. Their art and charisma, especially director Dresen left a very positive impression and charmed the audience of the Festival. Beside the film program in recent days visitors enjoye...

The Iran Job takes a slam dunk peek behind the Islamic curtain

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"THE IRAN JOB" screened at the Los Angeles Fesdtival The Los Angeles Film Festival (LAFF, June 14 - 24) is mounted and presented by FilmIndependent, an organization dedicated to the promotion of independent films by new and upcoming filmmakers and talent. The programs are not studded with the names of iconic directors or well known stars but are more oriented toward intruducing the talent of tomorrow. However, as a nod to the main industry the opening film was the latest by Wo...

East End Film Festival line up

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The EAST END FILM FESTIVAL has announced its full programme, revealing a line up of 75 feature films and dozens of live, immersive events for 3rd – 8th July. Flying the flag for British cinema, celebrating the Olympics; championing cinematic portrayals of activist culture from the Arab Spring to LGBT rights movements; and offering a line up of the brave, the bold and uncategorisable, the EEFF returns in its eleventh year for what will be its most vital edition to date… EEFF 2012...

Io Sono LI at Kino Otok Isola

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„Io Sono Li, “ said the Chinese illegal Shun Li in the film Io Sono Li (Shun Li and The Poet) directed by Andrea Segre, gorgeous Italian film director. Kino Otok Isola proves again a quality bringing out the awarded Italian film, starring with Rade Sherbedgia and only Chinese (actually Mandarin speaking) actress Zhao Tao. Zhao Tao is a Chinese actress with no knowledge of English, Italian or any other than Mandarin language at all and is Jia Zhang-ke’s muse in Platform and The World. In ...

Celebration on Kino Otok

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The Kino Otok festival in Slovenia, 1st of June brings a live meeting of filmmakers and visitors joined by film art, taking place in a relaxed hectic atmosphere characteristic of Isola Town; brought to living with an excellent selection of films and guests from all around the world. During the festival, Isola's picturesque old town center is transformed into a film island, where the entire film festival community gathers together with the locals to enjoy the screenings under the bright light s...

Camerado SE Asia: New UK Co-Producer & Tax Deductions for 1970 Vietnam War-Era 'Freedom Deal'

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Hello Friends, Colleagues, and Supporters from Camerado producer Jason Rosette and the 'Freedom Deal' Feature Film Team in Cambodia: We are happy to share two New Important Developments regarding our SE Asian Vietnam War-era feature drama, 'Freedom Deal' (www.freedomdealmovie.com), taking place in Cambodia during Nixon's 1970 Cambodia incursion. 1) We now welcome onboard a talented, UK-based co-producer for the project, Alec Cheschi; Alec worked with us a few years ago when he ...

Years Becoming author Blanka Stratford on Conversation Crossroad

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Garrison Leykam, host and producer of the Conversation Crossroad radio program and producer of the Comic On A Half Shell documentary will be interviewing U.S. Army veteran journalist Blanka Stratford about her new book, Years Becoming: The Novelized Memoir of a Veteran Harlot Thursday, May 17th at 7pm EST. http://tiny.cc/g1hfew       ...

Bollywood in Cannes at Director's Fortnight, 2012!

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  Bollywood in Cannes at Director's Fortnight, 2012! For the first time ever, commercial Bollywood comes to Cannes Director's Fortnight with the Bollywood film GANGS OF WASSEYPUR (2012). The film will be released on June 22nd and being compared to this year's SLUMDOG MILLIONAIRE.     GOW PRESS The Indian cinematic masterpiece Gangs Of Wasseypur, is set to make film history as the first commerical Bollywood film to be part of the 65th Cannes Film Fes...

DEVO Founder Robert Lewis Advises 1970’s Cambodian-based Indie Vietnam War-era Feature Film '

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 Legendary DEVO Rock Band Co-Founder Robert Lewis Advises Music and US Story Elements for 1970’s Cambodian Indie Vietnam War-era Feature Film 'FREEDOM DEAL' Launching Pioneering International Crowd Funding Campaign Cambodian Vietnam War-era Feature Film 'FREEDOM DEAL' Counters Lack of Local Production Financing and Infrastructure With International Online ‘Crowd Funding’ Campaign, the First of its Kind for a Cambodia-Based Feature Film.  May 14, Phnom Penh Cambodia A ...

SFFS/KRF Filmmaking Grants winners

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The San Francisco Film Society and the Kenneth Rainin Foundation today announced the six winning projects in the seventh round of SFFS/KRF Filmmaking Grants. The grants are awarded twice annually to filmmakers for narrative feature films with social justice themes that will have significant economic or professional impact on the Bay Area filmmaking community. Between 2009 and 2013 the SFFS/KRF Filmmaking Grants will award nearly $2.5 million, including more than $1.3 million awarded in the fir...

Contribute to a bold and innovative Cambodian indie film that breaks totally new ground – FREEDOM DEAL

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  FANS of WORLD CINEMA! Contribute to a bold and innovative Cambodian indie film that breaks totally new ground – FREEDOM DEAL!   LOGLINE: SPRING, 1970. As part of the escalating Vietnam War, a combined US & Army of South Vietnam military operation enters Cambodia to locate and destroy North Vietnamese and Viet Cong sanctuaries. A Cambodian youth named Samnang (‘Lucky’) rescues downed US soldiers, while evading horrific Cambodian ghost...

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...

Winners for the TFI Latin America Media Arts Fund and first-ever Heineken VOCES grant

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The Tribeca Film Institute (TFI) announced the award winners for the TFI Latin America Media Arts Fund and first-ever Heineken VOCES grant at a celebration over the weekend for Latin American filmmakers during the Tribeca Film Festival. The funds, totaling $60,000, support innovative Latin American film and video artists to help them explore stories reflecting diverse cultures and gain exposure in the film industry.  The TFI Latin America Media Arts Fund awards $10,000 grants to a...

Shady Lady

Director: Tristan Loraine.
This is the epic story of a B-24 'Liberator' bomber aircraft called 'Shady Lady', that took off from Darwin, Australia, on Friday, 13th August 1943, on what was at that time, the world's longest ever attempted bombing mission. Under the command of 'Doug' Craig, 'Shady Lady' set off with 10 other aircraft to attack the oil refineries at Balikpapan, Borneo. With the target hundreds of miles behind enemy lines, this was an audacious attempt to strike back at the Imperial Japanese Army. 'Shady Lady' survived intense tropical thunderstorms, serious turbulence, heavy enemy antiaircraft fire and was chased by Japanese Zero fighters - but never made it back to base. 'Shady Lady,' after 16 hours and 35 minutes in the air, ran out of fuel and was crash-landed in a salt-pan, in the remotest part of Northern Australia. Local support from the Aborigines and a massive rescue mission amazingly saw 'Shady Lady' - fly again.

Interview with director Umit Unal at Istanbul Film Festival (8/4/2012)

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Ümit Ünal, who competes for the Golden Tulip in the National Competition selection at Istanbul Film Festival, returns to films confined to a single space with The Pomegranate as he did in 9 and Ara. He fits justice, beliefs, injustice, fantastic elements, a surprising screenplay, revenge, and change into this small space. The Pomegranate will be screened on Sunday, April 8 at 13.30 at Atlas Sineması. Interview: Ceyda Aşar   - Your films 9, Ara and The Pomegrana...

Interview with Edgardo Cozarinsky at Istanbul Film Festival

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An Argentine Istanbul writer… Memories of a lovelorn man, walking around Buenos Aires after a break up, unites with memories of world and cinema history. Poems praising the night are the music of the film. Screened within the “Challenging the Years” section of the Festival, Nocturnos addresses the audience on the point where literature and cinema come together. It is just like a sweet dream that leaves a short and temporary taste behind. Istanbul streets continue to inspire Edgardo...

AWARDS 2012 Cape Winelands Film Festival

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Films from Azerbaijan, Serbia, Belgium, France, Germany, Russia, Mexico, Slovakia and South Africa were among the winners of the 5th edition of the Cape Winelands Film Festival (CWFF), which had its last screenings on 24 March 2012 in Stellenbosch and Cape Town. The programme included award winning features, documentaries and shorts from more than 48 countries. 2012 Grand Prix Award: Grand Prix Award for the film BUTA Ilgar Najaf from Azerbaijan won the Grand Prix Award for Buta, a story...

Cape Winelands Film festival AWARDS Highlights

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AWARDS EVENING OF FIFTH EDITION OF THE CAPE WINELANDS FILM FESTIVAL (CWFF) Films from Azerbaijan, Serbia, Belgium, France, Germany, Russia, Mexico, Slovakia and South Africa were among the winners of the 5th edition of the Cape Winelands Film Festival (CWFF), which had its last screenings on 24 March 2012 in Stellenbosch and Cape Town. The programme included award winning features, documentaries and shorts from more than 48 countries. Ilgar Najaf from Azerbaijan won the ...

Tribeca Disruptive Innovation Awards

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  Awards to highlight successful disruptive innovation in non-traditional, identity-based domains such as culture, education, healthcare, philanthropy, politics, religion and social entrepreneurship  The Tribeca Film Festival (TFF), in association with noted Harvard Business School Professor Clay Christensen and the Disruptor Foundation, announced it will hold the third annual Tribeca Disruptive Innovation Awards, hosted by NYU Stern School of Business, on April 27. The 11th edi...

Asian supernatural war drama, FREEDOM DEAL, set to undertake local casting in real-life 'Apocalypse Now' areas of Cambodia

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Local Casting to Commence for Vietnam war-era feature drama, FREEDOM DEAL "The Department of Cinema and Cultural Diffusion totally supports your initiation into film production!“  - Cambodian government statement of support from Mr. Sin Chan Saya, Director Department of Cinema and Cultural Diffusion, Phnom Penh Cambodia FREEDOM DEAL (www.freedomdealmovie.com), a feature film by Camerado SE Asia, now shifts to Phase III of the development process. Thanks to al...

NEVER TOO LATE by Ido Fluk wins „Regard d’or“ 2012

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  Israeli-born director Ido Fluk‘s film debut was an International Premiere at FIFF. Brazilian director Julia Murat won a total of four awards for her first full-length feature film HISTORIAS QUE SO EXISTEM QUANDO LEMBRADAS, including the highly endowed Talent Tape Award. The Egyptian film ASMAA by Amr Salama is the winner of this year’s Audience Award. The award ceremony took place in Fribourg last night.  NEVER TOO LATE, winner of the Grand Prize „Regard d’or“...

Days of Slovenian Film in Belgrade

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  Another event related to the film marks the month of March. Belgrade’s Yugoslav Film Archive (Kinoteka) presented the Days of Slovenian Film, the program that shows nine most recent achievements of Slovenian cinematography. The Deputy Ambassador of Slovenia in Serbia Mr. Milan Predan opened the event, Slovenian Film Days opened with film  A Trip (Izlet) by Nejc Gazvoda, films also showed were: Custom Officer (Varuh Meje) by Maja Weiss, Desperado tonic (Desperado tonik ) by Varja Močn...

Expanding French Film Markets

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For France, much more so than any other country, film making is an established art form and an integral part of French culture. Public financial support for film making and distribution in foreign territories is a considered an important tool of foreign cultural policies. French cinema represents France. This perception is also reflected at the box office with indigenous films having a much higher share of the domestic box office than other countries and a larger proportion of the French going...

World Premieres at ÉCU 2012

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ÉCU 2012 is going to be showcasing 101 films from 33 countries all over the world and for NINE of the films this is going to be their WORLD premiere. It is a privilege for us to be able to showcase their films for the first time and see them vie for over twenty awards, including the prestigious “Best European Independent Film 2012” title! It is so exciting to see the incredible films in contention and a real honour to be able to congratulate a talented filmmaker with this awar...

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