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  • 02/28/17--04:23: Spotlight: Guillaume Canet
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    Guillaume Canet’s sensational, highly diverse acting career has garnered him a reputation rendering him a household name in his native France, as well earning him significant recognition internationally. The celebrated film figure has also thrived in forging the notoriously tricky transition from acting to directing, a delicate evolution that takes as much brazen pluck as it does sensitive astuteness. Indeed, Canet’s gradual shift into directorial work strikingly demonstrates his unique ability to hold down the title of actor, filmmaker and screenwriter with unwavering adeptness.

    Beginning his acting career in the world of theatre and television before moving on to film, Canet starred in tens of TV movies and feature productions, including English director Danny Boyle’s The Beach (2000) starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Yann Samuell French-Belgian hit Love Me If You Dare (2003), in which he starred alongside Marion Cotillard. Afterwards, he directed a varied assortment of productions while continuing with his acting engagements, making large waves with his critical, box-office success Tell No One (2006), one of a long string of César and Étoile d’Or-nominated films that have captured French and international audiences alike.

    guillaume4He made his initial foray onto the directorial scene with a duo of short films, Sans regrets (1996) and Je t’aime (1998), before collaborating with Jean-Christophe Pagnac two years later on Avalanche, a terse portrayal of a young, drug-addled couple, produced as part of the French anthology film Drug Scenes, a composite of 24 short French-language films centring on the theme of drug abuse. That same year, the actor-turned- director returned with the 10-minute- long comedy, J’peux pas dormir… starring Isabelle Carré, Vincent Elbaz and his prior collaborator Jean- Christophe Pagnac, following a young Antoine’s doggedly unabashed endeavour to reconcile with his ex-girlfriend, Julie, after a year long separation by simply returning to her apartment as if nothing had changed – despite the obvious presence of her new boyfriend sleeping in front of the television.

    Canet’s feature-length debut, the wittily absorbing crime-comedy Whatever You Say (2002), emerged as his first breakthrough film and a relatively successful box- office hit. Played by the actor-director himself, the film centres on determined young production assistant, Bastien, who is awarded the opportunity to host his own television show after being spotted by high-powered producer, Jean-Louis Broustal (François Berléand) – a perspicuous drama that garnered Canet a nomination at the César Awards for Best First Work of Fiction. The director extended his exploration of the darker, enigmatic aspects of human relationships with the mystery drama Tell No One, a film-noir style portrayal of a middle-aged couple’s shattering experiences after Alexandre (François Cluzet) is singled out as a suspect in his wife’s sudden murder, a predicament rendered more baffling when he receives clues causing him to believe that his wife is in fact alive.

    guillaume2Canet’s temporary departure from his trademark comedic tone is reversed with his return to more familiar terrain in the endearingly funny drama, Little White Lies (2010), an exploration of the unavoidability of pain and grief in emotionally intricate relationships as a group of longtime friends decide to resume their vacation plans despite a friend’s hospitalization as a result of a near-fatal accident. Starring a stellar ensemble cast – François Cluzet (his return after Tell No One), Marion Cotillard, Benoît Magimel, Gilles Lellouche, Jean Dujardin and more – the film portrays the inevitable breakdown that occurs when their secrets and regrets threaten to erupt – a subtly transfixing, genre-bending, emotional-cartwheel that gained a nomination for an Audience Award at the European Film Awards.

    Three years later, Canet triumphantly returned with his fourth feature, the Brooklyn-bound, 1970s crime thriller Blood Ties (2013), centring on the highly- strained relationship between two brothers on opposite sides of the law – middle- aged Chris (Clive Owen), a recently released ex-convict and his younger brother Frank (Billy Crudup), a young police officer with a promising career. Featuring a heavyweight cast of Hollywood starlets – brown-tressed, charming Mila Kunis plays Chris’s new girlfriend Natalie with whom he failingly attempts to forge a new life, Frank’s family-bound, former lover Vanessa is embodied by a beguilingly Zoe Saldana and Marion Cotillard – signalling Canet’s third directorial collaboration with his long-time wife – plays the alluringly troubled Monica, a drug-addicted prostitute.

    guillaume3The director swiftly followed-up the star-studded feature with a brief return to short-length productions with the release of Ivresse (2013), a stylistic, substance abuse public announcement created in partnership with French-based organizations L’Association Ferdinand and le Fondation VINCI Autoroutes – starring Juliette Dol and Sébastien Magne – which tells the truncated story of a young couple’s pivotal life moments, from their first encounter to an event that irrevocably shatters both of their lives. Currently in cinemas in France, Canet’s latest feature, Rock ‘n Roll, an irreverent, tongue-in- cheek meta-comedy narrating the director’s experiences (Canet plays himself in the film) as he struggles to come to terms with the apparent fact that he is not the audience-attracting film star that he was in his younger years, portrays his brazen attempts to prove his naysayers wrong by shaking up his image with the help of his partner, Marion Cotillard (also playing herself in the film).

    Canet has proved himself to be a helmer with immensely wide-ranging directorial capabilities, producing an eclectic variety of productions varying from bittersweet romantic dramas to side-splittingly witty comedies and somber thrillers. Over the decades, just as he has carved out an extraordinarily stellar acting career, he is likewise cementing a place for himself as a formidable directorial talent with an ever rising star.


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    Grand Auditorium Manoel de Oliveira

    14:30 THE DEAD COUNTS HIS HISTORY, Fabián Forte, 85 '- CF / Retro Argentina (comedy / fantasy / horror) v.o. Leg. English. And Port. - EUROPEAN PREMIÈRE
    Celtic vampires, goddesses and dead men. The vitality of modern Argentine cinema.
     
    16:30 SALT AND SUGAR TRAIN, Licínio Azevedo, 93 ', Portugal / Mozambique / South Africa / France / Brazil - SR (drama) v.o. Leg. English. And Port. - ANTESTREIA
    The train that carries salt and brings sugar carries with it the memory of an endless war. Selection of Locarno Festival.
     
    18:30 LOVE IS THICKER THAN WATER, Emily Harris, Ate de Jong, 105 ', UK - SR (comedy / romance) v.o. English. Leg. Port. - ANTESTREIA
    A young couple from different backgrounds faces the twists of life that test their love. A fresh and sensitive story about commitment. From the director of "Drop Dead Fred".
     
    21:00 REWIND, Pedro Joaquim, 79 ', Switzerland - CF (horror / sci-fi) v.o. Leg. English. And Port. - WORLD PREMIÈRE
    5 friends meet and film themselves on a night of madness and aliens ...
     
    22:45 DIVISION 19, S.A. Halewood, 90 ', UK / USA - CF (sci-fi / thriller / action) v.o. English. Leg. Port. - WORLD PREMIÈRE
    The jail has become a "reality show" in which audiences decide everything about the prisoners. The inhumane power of TV on human life.
    preceded by:
    TIME RODENT- Ondrej Svadlena-, 15 '09''- Fra / Rep Chec- CF

     

    Small Auditorium Isabel Alves Costa

    16:00 PAMILYA ORDINARYO, Eduardo W. Roy Jr., 110 ', Philippines - SR (drama) v.o. Leg. English. - ANTESTREIA
    A young couple faces a new challenge in a poor society where life is very difficult. Movie with 7 national awards.
    18:00 PORTUGUESE CINEMA PRIZE - BEST MOVIE (competition) -112 '
    ENCOUNTER A FOUR, Tiago Pimentel, 22 ', Portugal
    Mr. X, Jean Calcagno, 6 '34'', Portugal
    (DES) FRAGMENTATION, Luís Miranda, 3'34 '', Portugal
    PEDRA, Gonçalo Robalo, 7 '06'', Portugal
    META-SEMIOPTIKA, Luís Lopes, 12 ', Portugal
    INTRINSECUS, Paulo Zumach, 14'55 ', Portugal
    5 CORTES, Rodolfo Herrero, Luís Pedreira, 4'54 '', Portugal
    RUNNING MAN, Pedro Senna Nunes, 4 '55'', Portugal
    YOUR TURN, David Rebordão, 11 ', Portugal
    A BLUE REFUGE, João Lourenço, 23'46 '', Portugal
    21:00 IRON MISTRESS, Sung Tsun-Shou, 89 ', 1969 - Retro Taiwan (action) v.o. Leg. English.
    The story of a heroine, during the Jin invasion in the Song Dynasty, which stands to lead the revolt.
    22:45 THE SECRET OF THE LIVING STONES, António de Macedo, 122 ', Portugal - P P & P / Out of Competition (fantasy) v.o. Port.
    A restoration of the 1992 television series, with Fernanda Alves, Eugenia Bettencout and Helena Isabel.

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    GET YOUR GEEK ON! 

     

    MEFCC powered by Rani for 2017 is back and is expected to be the biggest ever for its sixth edition. Following its hugely successful fifth anniversary, MEFCC 2017 is returning at the Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC) from April 6 to 8 with a spectacular showcase of the best regional and international talent, celebrity guests, pop culture exhibitors, thrilling activities and more for a wider audience from around the world. 

     

    Initial Guest Announcement

    MEFCC are delighted to welcome and give fans the opportunity to meet another eclectic collection of guests this year including Liam Cunningham best known as Davos Seaworth in the HBO epic-fantasy series Game of Thrones, and Greg Grunberg, one of Hollywood’s busiest actors who’s appeared in Star Wars, Star Trek and is best known for his role in Heroes too.

     

    Activities and Special Features

    Activities will once again be everywhere across the Comic Con but a few highlights include the "Star Trek: 50 Artists. 50 Years Exhibit"and a fully sized Dodgeball court in the Rani Fun Zone that will host the MEFCC Dodgeball Cup

     

    MEFCC Favorites

    Fan favorites including the Splash Cosplay Competition, Top International Comics and Animation Artists, the Zoom Festival Area, HubZero Artists’ Alley, Gamezone eSports Tournaments, Panels at the Cine Club, Signings at the MBC Meet the Stars area, Workshops, Rani Zip Line, Retro Gaming area or Syfy Entertainment Stage also all return in force with tons of local bands and performers, artists and exclusive merchandise, activities and prizes to be won and a visitor experience that is out of this world!

     

    Getting to the MEFCC & Tickets Now on Sale

    Getting to Comic Con and having the full experience is now easier than ever with the partnership with DNATA, Metropolitan Hotels and Jetex Charters that offer special travel packages and even charter flights! 

     

    Tickets are available online through Platinum List and in stores at The Toy Store, Hallmark, and UAE Exchange outlets across the UAE with a limited quantity of early bird tickets giving fans the opportunity to get their hands on the coveted 3 day passes for a special rate until sold out.

                                                                                                                                                 

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    For more information, visit www.mefcc.com

     

    Please find attached press release and download this LINK for images or follow MEFCC on social media.

    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/mefcc

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    Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/user/GoMEFCC

     

     

     

     

     

     


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    FEFF 19

    The girl and the rooster: the double symbol of the 2017 edition!

     

    The Chinese zodiac? A mythical creature? A homage to Ren Hang?

    Here is the brand new creation by Roberto Rosolin

    for the 19th Far East Film Festival!

     

     

     

     

     When most people think of oriental traditions, the Chinese zodiac immediately comes to mind. An almost alien resemblance that will grab the attention of science-fiction buffs. Photography aficionados will most definitely see it as a tribute to Ren Hang. It’s hard to pinpoint an exact interpretation, if indeed there is one, but what is important is the visual power: the topic at hand is the image that Roberto Rosolin has created for the 19th Far East Film Festival. After the pop icon of 2015 (remember Bruce Lee’s yellow jumpsuit?) and the enigmatic female profile of 2016, here is the brand new creation of the graphic designer from Gorizia: a close-up of a beautiful young Asian woman, with a colourful, menacing and unexpected rooster partially overlapping her face.

     

    The countdown to the 19th edition of the Far East Film Festival has begun, Udine will be under the spotlights from 21st to 29th April. The lineup features more than 60 of the best 2016/2017 Asian productions and includes blockbusters, cult and fringe movies and also auteur films from all over Asia.

     

    The #FEFF19 schedule – just a reminder, 13th March is the deadline to purchase discounted accreditations (all related info on www.fareastfilm.com) – will, as always, be embellished by all kinds of collateral cultural events around Udine’s city centre. Last but certainly not least, the Festival will present the third edition of the FEFF Campus, the educational project dedicated to young Asian and European journalists, Ties That Bind, the international workshop that brings western and eastern producers together and Focus Asia, the new market dedicated to future European and Asian genre film projects.

     

    Roberto Rosolin was born in Gorizia in 1980. After his studies, he started his career as a graphic designer in Friuli Venezia Giulia before moving to London, where he now lives and works. He is currently Art Director of Fabric, historic music venue in London, and of the record label of the same name, which received much international attention.

    His work with photographer Mads Perch has recently been used for the cover of Creative Review.

     


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  • 03/01/17--10:46: Fantasporto Dailies N°2

  • Filmfestivals.com retuns as the official Media Partner of Fantasporto and will provide news and dailies from beautiful city of Oporto. 

    OPORTO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL FANTASPORTO 2017 Oporto Film Festival promotes films that seek new forms and methods of film making. 

    37th edition of the Festival will be celebrated from February 24 to March 4, 2017.

    Fantasporto and Porto Pictures Gallery and  the recent ones here 

    Click to view our videos of ambiance and Fantasporto film trailers on the Gallery Fantasporto 2017 : Watch a selection of posters, interviews and homages.

     

     

    Sins of the Flesh review

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    Sins of the Flesh The actress was on stage to receive applause and questions from the audience. Excellent love, passion and fate story with notable good cinematography (mostly at night). Haram El Gasad / Country: Egypt / Directed by: Khaled el Agar / Plot: Khaled el Agar / Year of Production: 2016 / Editing: Manar Hosny / Photography: Nestor Calvo / Cast: Nahed El Sebaï, Ahmad Abdallah Mahmoud, Zaki Fateen Abdel Wahab, Mahmoud El-Beezawi, Salwa Mohamed Ali / Music: Khaled Dagher / Produ...
     

    Fantasporto March 1st program

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      Grand Auditorium Manoel de Oliveira 14:30 THE DEAD COUNTS HIS HISTORY, Fabián Forte, 85 '- CF / Retro Argentina (comedy / fantasy / horror) v.o. Leg. English. And Port. - EUROPEAN PREMIÈRE Celtic vampires, goddesses and dead men. The vitality of modern Argentine cinema.   16:30 SALT AND SUGAR TRAIN, Licínio Azevedo, 93 ', Portugal / Mozambique / South Africa / France / Brazil - SR (drama) v.o. Leg. English. And Port. - ANTESTRE...
     

    British actress April Pearson is in Porto for the world premiere of "Caught" by Jamie Patterson

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    The actress April Pearson arrived in Oporto today, playing one of the main roles in the British youth series "Skins", which was extremely successful throughout Europe between 2007 and 2013 and became a cult series for the generation of "teenagers" of that time . "Skins" was a British drama series that accompanied the lives of a group of teenagers in their late high school years in Bristol, South West England with their controversial stories, exploring is...
     

    Fantasporto Film Program 28 february

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    Grand Auditorium Manoel de Oliveira 14:30 SAVING SALLY, Avid Liongoren, 95 ', France / Philippines - CF / OE (animation / Fantasy / drama) v.o. Leg. English. And Port. - INTERNATIONAL OPENING Imagination to the squeak. A young comics designer falls in love with his inventor friend.   16:30 CAUGHT, Jamie Patterson, 86 ', UK - CF (sci-fi) v.o. Ing. Leg. Port- WORLD PREMIÈRE A journalist couple receive the visit of a man and woman into their idyllic vill...
     
     

    Feb 26 The Evil Within had a wonderful World Premiere Followed by Kim KI Duk The Net, Mario claimed it Awards Night

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    Festival director Mario Dorminsky called this the Awards Night! (in sync with Oscar celebrations happeing in LA! Featured February 26 Andrew Getty's "the evil within" (USA) had its world premiere. The Director, heir to the multimillionaire family Getty, passed away in 2015, this being his only, and remarkable, finished film and logically movie-Cult, though still unheard of in the whole world. It was more a very special moment in fantasporto when the film was introduced by Bruno ...
     

    Monday Feb 27 program

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    SEGUNDA, 27 DE FEVEREIRO Grande Auditório Manoel de Oliveira 14:30 PAMILYA ORDINARYO, Eduardo W. Roy Jr., 110’, Filipinas – SR/OE (drama) v.o. leg. Ingl. e Port. – ANTESTREIA  Um jovem casal enfrenta um novo desafio numa sociedade pobre em que a vida é já muito difícil. Filme com 7 prémios nacionais. 16:30 LOOP, Isti Madarász, 92’, Hungría – CF (fantasy/crime/thriller, sci-fi) v.o. leg. Ingl. e Port. &n...
     

    ATE DE JONG, The Fantasporto’2017 Career Award

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       Recently a journalist asked Ate de Jong if film should reflect what happens in our world today. According to Mr de Jong every film is a political film, even a simple, intimate love story, as well as an over-the-top Special Effects extravaganza. As a film director Ate de Jong focuses on characters with personal dilemma’s living in a society full of traditional rules. Examples are: The yearning of a young actress for immortality in All Men Are Mortal based on Simone de Beauvoir...
     
     

    Fantasporto Program 24 - 25th

     
    SEXTA, 24 DE FEVEREIRO Grande Auditório Manoel de Oliveira 14:30 &...
     

    37th Fantasporto kicks off this week end

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    align=center class=mcnImage> 22 COUNTRIES INVOLVED FIRST WEEKEND OF THE FESTIVAL   After the first four days of warm-up with retrospectives dedicated to the Argentine and Taiwanese cinematographies, it starts on Friday, in an already carnival environment, the competitive sector of the 27th Fantasporto starts with the exhibition of The Age of Shadows, Korean Jee-woon Kim, set during the Japanese occupation of Korea during World War II. It is an action film in which a S...
     

    Fantasporto announces his jury members

     
    INTERNATIONAL JURIES INTERNATIONAL JURY OF THE OFFICIAL SECTION FANTASY FILMS Cashell Horgan - director "The Clockmaker's Dream 2016 (Ireland) Christian Hallman - Director of the Public Award for "Sensoria" (Sweden) (2016) Luis Rosales - Sci-fi World Journalist (Spain)   JURY OF THE OFFICIAL SECTION DIRECTOR'S WEEK Adelaide Teixeira - actress (Portugal) Marc Lahore - winner director Week 2016 Directors with "The Open" (Fra) ...
     
     

    Rules and Regulations of The 37th edition of the OPORTO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL

     
    1. The 37th edition of the OPORTO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL -   FANTASPORTO 2017 will take place from February, 24th till March 4th.       2. The Festival main purpose is screening and promoting films of quality, both   aesthetically and thematically, and to seek new forms and methods of filmmaking.       3. The Festival has the following sections.        3.1. Competit...
     

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  • 03/02/17--02:13: Fantasporto program March 2
  • Grand Auditorium Manoel de Oliveira

    14:30 A DARK SONG, Liam Gavin, 99 ', Ireland / UK - CF (horror) v.o. English. Leg. Port.- ANTESTREIA
    A determined woman and a specialist in the occult risk life and souls in a dangerous ritual. Exciting journey through the world of spirits.
     
    16:30 THE CITIZEN, Roland Vranik, 117 ', Hungary - SR
    (Drama) v.o. Leg. English. And Port. - ANTESTREIA
    A black man tries for years to become a citizen of Hungary. Selection of the festival of Berlin.
     
    18:45 LINES, Vassilis Mazomenos, 88 ', Greece - SR
    (Drama) v.o. Leg. English. And Port.
    In the streets of Athens, people feel the effects of the economic crisis. A reflection on the state of Europe at its worst. From the director of "Money, to Mythology of Darkness".
     
    21:00 PUNCH THE CLOCK, Santiago Dellape, 101 ', Brazil - CF (fantasy) v.o. Port. Leg. English. - INTERNATIONAL OPENING
     
    The quiet life of civil servants in a patent office is about to change. Achievement Award at the Rio de Janeiro Festival.
     
    23:00 NEIL STRYKER AND THE TYRANT OF TIME, Rob Taylor, 93 ', USA - CF (sci-fi / comedy) v.o. English. Leg. Port. - INTERNATIONAL OPENING
    Madness in the Future. The world's greatest agent wants to save his son. Award-winning film in the USA.
    Anteceded by:
    LA VOCE, David Uloth, 14 ', Canada - CF

     

    Small Auditorium Isabel Alves Costa

    16:00 PORTUGUESE CINEMA PRIZE - UNIVERSITIES AND CINEMA SCHOOLS, (competition) 87 '
    . Soares dos Reis Arts School
    CRYSTAL CUP, Paulo Nunes, 5 ', Portugal
    SIMÕES, Ana Rita Ribeiro, 7 ', Portugal
    FRÈRE JACQUES, Manuel Rodrigues, 5 ', Portugal
    TRIUNO, Lídia Neta, 6 ', Portugal
    FLIGHT, Leonor Lima, 6 ', Portugal
    HUMDRUM, João Araújo, 5 ', Portugal
    EUTOPIA, Guilherme Nogueira, 6 ', Portugal
    HOCUS POCUS, André Amaral, 6 ', Portugal
    . University of Minho- UM
    ALICE, Barbara Araújo, Hugo Antunes, Silvana Valente, 5 ', Portugal
    LIFE OF DEATH, António Magalhães, 7 ', Portugal
    NHA STORIA, Inês Carrola, 12 ', Portugal
    CIGATRIZ, Afonso Alves, 2 ', Portugal
    MERGULHO, Mariana Noronha, 2 ', Portugal
    RECOMMENDATION, Eric Reis, 2 ', Portugal
    FORTUITY, David Rodrigues, 2 ', Portugal
    A DAY IN BARBIE'S WORLD, Ana Sofia Luís, Daniela Fonseca, Helena Soares, Inês Vale, 2 ', Portugal
    BOOGIE SHOES, Mariana Mendes, 2 ', Portugal
    CRYSTALLINE, Diana Reis, 4'30 ", Portugal
    18:00 PORTUGUESE CINEMA PRIZE - UNIVERSITIES AND CINEMA SCHOOLS (competition) 82 '
    . School of Art and Design of Leiria- ESAD
    SUBMARINO, Rui Mendes, 11'50 '', Portugal
    POLIS, João Fortunato, 10 ', Portugal
    NICHO, Ana Luísa Braga, 18 ', Portugal
    . Polytechnic of Porto - P.Porto
    POST-MORTEM, Belmiro Ribeiro, 14'06 '', Portugal
    MONTE ZUMA FM, Joana Lopes, 5'17 '', Portugal
    THE INSTALLATION OF THE FEAR, Ricardo Leite, 14 ', Portugal
    MARVIN'S ISLAND, António Vieira, Filipa Burmester, Pedro Oliveira, 6'10 '', Portugal
    21:00 LAND OF LIGHT, David Ruf, 68 ', Syria / Turkey / Germany - P & P / Out of Competition (drama) v.o. Leg. English. - ANTESTREIA
    Two brothers set off to find their father in the Land of Light. The sounds of the Syrian war accompany us. Filmed with Syrian refugee children in Turkey.
    22:45 SINS OF THE FLESH, Khaled the Hagar, 125 ', Egypt - SR (drama) v.o. Leg. English. - ANTESTREIA
    A young woman married to an older man faces her old love, arrested for political reasons. Tale of love morality in the Muslim world.

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  • 03/06/17--01:41: The Spanish did it again
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    The Spanish film “ReAlive”, a science fiction saga just won the Best Fantasy Film Award of the 37th Oporto International Film Festival - Fantasporto 2017. The film was directed by Mateo Gil, the writer of such films as “Vanilla Sky” (with Tom Cruise) ou “Agora” (with Rachel Weiz). “Realive” is about a man with an incurable disease whose body is frozen, waking up many years later, hoping Medicine already has a solution for his case. The film also took the Best Screenplay Award.

    The Best Director Award went to Irish director Liam Gavin for his film “A Dark Song”, the story of a mother searching for her dead daughter in an empty house. This film was also granted the Best Actress Award for Catherine Walker’s acting.  Frederick Koehler impressed the jury with his performance in “The Evil Within” by Andrew Getty, and took the Best Actor Award. The Best Visual Effects Award went to Drew Casson and his sci-fi adventure, “The Darkest Dawn”. The Special Award of this fantasy jury went to “Saving Sally”, by Philipino director Avid Liongoren, a hugely entertaining feature in which live action is mixed with animation, approaching very serious issues such as domestic violence. “Punch the Clock” (A Repartição do Tempo), by Brazilian Santiago Dellape took a Special Mention for his vision of time travelling and “Cenizo” by Jon Mikel Caballero won Best Fantasy Short.

     

    In the Directors Week competition the winner was the Phillipino film “Ordinary People” by Eduardo W. Roy, a street drama about a very young couple whose baby is stolen and given away to rich people.  The Special Award of this general competition went to the Egypcian  “Sins of the Flesh” by Khaled el Agar which also took the Best Actress Award (for  Nahed em Sebai who presented the film in the festival). This feature is a love and adulterous story of a young woman set in the Spring of 2011 that took to the deposition of Mubarak. The South Korean actor Park Ji-Il, took the top award for “The Net”, by Kim Ki Duk. Also from Korea came the winner of the Best Director Award of the Directors Week, Kim Jee-Woon for his “The Age of Shadows” and Hungarian Iván Szabó and Roland Vranik took the Best Screenplay in the saga of a black man who seeks to become a citizen but is always prevented from achieving his goal.

    The Audience Award was for “Saving Sally”, and the Critics Award went to “Division 19” by Suzie Halewood (UK) and and “Caught” by Jamie Patterson (UK).

    Fantasporto, chosen as one of the ten reasons to visit Oporto, recently elected as the Best European Destination, welcomed several world premieres and over 200 foreign guests to introduce their films on the stage of the Rivoli Theatre. 


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    13 STAR-STUDDED FILMS TO COMPETE FOR BEST ACTOR/ACTRESS, DIRECTOR, SCREENPLAY & FILM. 

    WHO WILL TAKE HOME THE 2017 HAVANA STAR PRIZE ?

    STAY TUNED.

     

     

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    ON THE ROOF

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    Patricia Ramos | Cuba-Nicaragua | 2016 | Fiction | 75min

     

    Three young friends who, in the midst of boredom, gather every day on a roof in Havana decide to set up their own business in this heart-warming drama. The cost of their dream, ultimately, will lead them to personal maturity and certain happiness.

     

     

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    Leonard Zelig | Ecuador-USA | 2017 | Fiction | 86min

     

    Rubén has been diagnosed with terminal pancreatic cancer. He has three months to live or 1½ years of treatment. It is his last day on Earth, he wants to leave with dignity and without loose ends. 

     

     

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    SANTA Y ANDRÉS

    Carlos Lechuga | Cuba-France-Colombia | 2016 | Fiction | 105min

     

    Andrés, a homosexual Cuban novelist, strikes up an unlikely rapport with Santa, the government watcher assigned to keep him from speaking during an upcoming political rally.

    As the days pass, these two seemingly very different people realize that the things that unite them are more important than those that separate them.

     

     

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    EL AMPARO

    Rober Calzadilla | Venezuela-Colombia | 2016 | Fiction | 99min

     

    Based on a true story, this taut drama weaves a tale of injustice-- a 30-year old tragedy that still shames the Venezuelan people. When the tiny village of El Amparo is rocked by the mysterious deaths of a dozen fishermen accused of being guerrilla operatives, powerful politicians desperately attempt to keep the truth from coming out.

     

     

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    LAST DAYS IN HAVANA

    ÚLTIMOS DÍAS EN LA HABANA

    Fernando Pérez | Cuba-Spain | 2016 | Fiction | 93min

     

    A tragicomedy tackles the subject of friendship in Center Havana, a place on the verge of substantial change. Miguel, dreams on going to New York awaiting for a visa that seems never to arrive while he works as a busboy. Diego, his roommate, a homosexual suffering from AIDS, wishes he had more time to live.  Suddenly, Diego's old apartment fills with characters from all walks of life who might change their lives. 

     

     

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    CARPINTEROS

    José María Cabral | Dominican Republic | 2016 | Fiction | 107min

     

    A young man finds love in a Dominican Republic prison in this fresh and indelible film burgeoning with atmosphere, sexuality and grit.

     

     

     

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    THE DISTINGUISHED CITIZEN

    EL CIUDADANO ILUSTRE

    Gaston Duprat & Mariano Cohn | Spain-Argentina | 2016 | Fiction | 117min

     

    In this award-winning dark comedy, Daniel Mantovani, a celebrated Argentine writer returns to his hometown- the inspiration for all of his books- after 40 years of absence. He learns a literary lesson: expect the unexpected when you use real people as characters in your novels! 

     

     

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    EL SOBORNO DEL CIELO

    Lisandro Duque | Colombia-Mexico | 2016 | Fiction | 95min

     

    In a small community, life is placid until Aimer commits suicide. A disagreement between his family and the church's priest results in a complete suspension of the administration of sacraments: babies are not baptized, weddings are delayed, and the newly dead do not receive their last rites.

     

     

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    ESTEBAN

    Jonal Cosculluela Sanchez | Cuba | 2016 | Fiction | 90min

     

    Esteban, a 9-year-old boy, lives with his single mother. While trying to make ends meet, he discovers his love for music and decides to become a pianist. His story is one of perseverance and determination to overcome obstacles and transform his life and the lives of those around.

     

     

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    Ricardo Aguilar Navarro & Manuel Rodríguez | Panama | 2016 | Fiction | 95min

     

    Salsipuedes follows the story of a young man returning from the USA to his homeland of Panama, where he meets his estranged father, a former boxer who spent his son's childhood in prison. 

     

     

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    YA NO ES ANTES 

    NOT LIKE BEFORE

    Lester Hamlet | Cuba-Canada | 2016 | Fiction | 92min

     

    An intimate portrait of two lovers reunited after 40 years of separation. Together they will try to navigate through the memories of teenage love and prove if the promises made decades ago have been fulfilled, in the light of the immigration reality in today's Cuba.   

     

     

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    Enrique (Kiki) Álvarez | Cuba-Colombia | 2016 | Fiction-Docu hybrid | 87min

     

    Havana, December 2014. A director searches for a lead actress to play Stella in a Cuban adaptation of "A Streetcar Named Desire" when the announcement that the U.S. and Cuba are restoring diplomatic relations, interrupting the lives of director and cast. Between the weight of great speeches and the lightness with which they face their lives, this group of actors, share Stella, offering us an existential portrait of their lives.

     

     

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    JEFFREY

    Yanillys Pérez| Dominican Republic-France | 2016 | Documentary/Fiction | 78min

     

    Jeffrey is a 12-year-old street windshield washer in Santo Domingo who yearns to become a reggaeton singer. With the help of his older brother, composes and records songs about his life, his neighborhood, and his dreams for a better future. 

     

     

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    51 Films

    11 World & U.S Premieres | 31 Colorado Premieres

    24 Female Directors | 22 Female Writers | 44 Female Producers

     

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    A SIBLING MYSTERY
    Directed & Written by Dan Erickson & Rachel Wortell
    WORLD PREMIERE

    The 2017 Vail Film Festival will have a special focus on female filmmakers.

    Films have been written, directed and/or produced by women.

    Check out the film line-up and plan your schedule today!

     

     

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    THE VISIT
    Directed & Written by Romina Schwedler
    Starring: June Squibb, Sean Maher
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    Evergreen Lodge is pleased to offer guests of the Vail Film Festival the following discounted hotel room rates: March 29 – April 2nd, 2017. Discounted rates starting at $209.00 for 2 queens valleyside! Rates do not include tax of 9.8% and hotel’s service fee of $15+ tax per night. Rates are based on single/double occupancy. Rates are subject to change based on availability – BOOK EARLY FOR THE BEST DEAL IN VAIL! Please call reservations at 970.476.7810 to book!

     

     

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    THE SEBASTIAN
    The Sebastian – Vail — A Timbers Resort, is Vail’s hippest boutique hotel. Located in the heart of Vail Village. Amenities abound throughout the resort with the full service Bloom Spa, fitness center, and a mountain–view pool with four hot tubs. Restaurant Leonora and Frost bar make up wonderful dining options complimented by a great wine selection and sleek craft cocktail offerings.
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    SITZMARK LODGE
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    The Hong Kong International Film Festival Society (HKIFFS) announced today that it will open the 41st Hong Kong International Film Festival (HKIFF41), with the World Premiere of Love Off the Cuff, directed by Hong Kong director PANG Ho-cheung. The film will kick off HKIFF41 on 11 April 2017 at the Hong Kong Cultural Centre Grand Theatre.

     

    Love Off the Cuff is a long-awaited reunion between Jimmy and Cherie in PANG Ho-cheung's third installment of the romantic comedy since Love in a Puff (2010) and Love in the Buff (2012). Miriam YEUNG and Shawn YUE reprise their popular roles as a star-crossed couple who strive to stay together happily ever after, only to find their already precarious relationship further strained by external circumstances.  While the first and second films took place in Hong Kong and Beijing respectively, this time the action moves to Taiwan.

     

    “Many people are very interested in the relationship between Cherie and Jimmy. In fact, their love story has not only spanned seven years, but also spanned different regions – Hong Kong, Beijing, and now Taiwan. I always think that a good relationship can cross borders and stand the test of time.” said director PANG Ho-cheung.

     

    The full programme of HKIFF41 will be announced in the press conference to be held on 14 March. Stay tuned.

     

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    About The Hong Kong International Film Festival (HKIFF)

     

    The Hong Kong International Film Festival (HKIFF) is one of the Asia’s oldest and most reputable platforms for filmmakers, film professionals and filmgoers from all over the world to launch new work and experience outstanding films.

     

    Screening over 250 titles from more than 55 countries in over 11 major cultural venues across the territory, the Festival is Hong Kong’s largest cultural event. For the past seven years, HKIFF has also produced and premiered anthologies of short films by well-known award winning filmmakers from Asia such as Ann HUI, KUROSAWA Kiyoshi, JIA Zhangke, Brillante MENDOZA, NAKATA Hideo, TSAI Ming-liang, Apichatpong WEERASETHAKUL and among others. From 2017, HKIFF will collaborate with Heyi Pictures to produce two feature films a year by young Chinese filmmakers that will world premiere at HKIFF.

     

    Committed to discovering new talent, the Festival premieres the breadth of Chinese cinema and showcases Asian talents. Festival-goers enjoy world-class films, attend seminars hosted by leading filmmakers from around the world, visit film exhibitions, participate in receptions and parties, and more.

     

    The Festival draws extensive media coverage from over 300 local and international members of the press and continues to grow in importance as one of the premier platforms to launch films in Asia.

     

    The 41st Hong Kong International Film Festival (HKIFF41) will be held from 11 to 25 April 2017.

     

    About The Hong Kong International Film Festival Society Limited

     

    The Hong Kong International Film Festival Society Limited (HKIFFS/Society) is a charitable, non-profit and non-governmental organisation dedicated to the discovery and promotion of creativity in the art and culture of film.

     

    The Society is committed to making world cinema accessible and affordable to the public. It organizes the annual flagship the Hong Kong International Film Festival (HKIFF) and the Hong Kong – Asia Film Financing Forum (HAF) in March and April. Another annual highlight is the Summer International Film Festival (SummerIFF) held every August. The repertory HKIFF Cine Fan Programme was launched in April 2013 with the aim to enrich and deepen the experience of Hong Kong moviegoers through a monthly programme of contemporary, retrospective and thematic showcases.

     

    Through its annual programmes, the Society promotes international appreciation of Asian, Hong Kong and Chinese film culture; introduces world cinema to Hong Kong audiences; and continues to underline Hong Kong’s key position in the international film community.

     

    HKIFFS’s dedication to quality and intelligent programming, its devotion to the discovery of new areas of filmmaking in Asia and China, its exceptional work for Hong Kong cinema, seminars and acclaimed publications, gives it a unique and respected international reputation that helps promote Hong Kong cinema at home and abroad.

     


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    THE 24TH ANNUAL SAN DIEGO LATINO FILM FESTIVAL ANNOUNCES:

    THE 2017 LINEUP!

    Individual Tickets & Schedule are now available!

      

     

     

    11 DAYS. 160 FILMS. 20 COUNTRIES. 1 CULTURE.

    Come celebrate our diversity and experience the best of Latino cinema with over 160 must-see features, shorts and documentaries showcasing comedies, dramas, youth screenings, LGBT films and more!

     

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    #SDLFF 2017 is excited to present a variety of genres and movies coming from over 20 countries within Latin America, Mexico, U.S.A., and Spain. We are breaking all of these incredible films into unique SHOWCASES, celebrating certain countries, genres & themes.

    From Hollywood productions as LOWRIDERS, featuring Demián Bichir and Eva Longoria, to locally produced comedies, such as RUTA MADRE, starring Angélica María, we've got you covered!

    SHOWCASE HIGHLIGHTS:

     Arturo Ripstein Tribute
    Cine Gay
    Country of Focus: Brazil
    Frontera Filmmakers
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    Mexico Today
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    Join us for a tribute live music & dance. Experience the night with pulsating Latin music at a beautiful, historical venue near Balboa Park featuring a VIP lounge hosted by Stella Artois. A do not miss event!

     

     

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    The Spanish did it again

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    The Spanish film “ReAlive”, a science fiction saga just won the Best Fantasy Film Award of the 37th Oporto International Film Festival - Fantasporto 2017. The film was directed by Mateo Gil, the writer of such films as “Vanilla Sky” (with Tom Cruise) or “Agora” (with Rachel Weiz). “Realive” is about a man with an incurable disease whose body is frozen, waking up many years later, hoping Medicine already has a solution for his case. ...
     

    Fantasporto 2017 announces its awards

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    The Spanish film "ReAlive" by Mateo Gil is the great winner of the Official Section of Fantastic Cinema of the 37th Fantasporto. This film, about a man with an incurable disease that froze his body and is awakened 60 years later when Medicine already has a solution for his case, also obtained the award for Best Story.   The Special Film Jury Special Prize was awarded to the Franco-Filipino co-production "Saving Sally" by the Filipino Avid Liongoren, where anim...
     

    Workshop with Mariana Ximenes and author Glória Perez from the series 'Double Identity'

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    The actress and the author will be present on March 3 and 4 at the Municipal Theater Rivoli, in Porto, to present the new fantastic series of TV Globo at the festival.   Globo and Fantasporto invite the OCS to a press conference with actress Mariana Ximenes, Bruna from the series 'Supermax', and author Glória Perez, who signs the series 'Double Identity'. The Workshop will take place at 5:00 pm on March 3 and will be coordinat...
     
     

    Press Conference & Workshop with Glória Perez

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    TV Globo Portugal has just confirmed to Fantasporto the presence of multi-award-winning screenwriter of television series and telenovelas Glória Perez in Oporto. The screenwriter will be at Rivoli to present her "Double Identity" series and to hold a workshop on writing for television. Glória Perez will give her Workshop on Friday (March 3rd), at 5:00 PM, on Floor 3 of Rivoli; On Saturday, at 12:00 will give, in the same place, a pres...
     
     

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    Award-winning journalist and co-anchor of “Noticiero Univsion” María Elena Salinas will be inducted into the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) Broadcasting Hall of Fame at the 2017 NAB Show Television Luncheon on Monday, April 24 in Las Vegas. Salinas began her journalism career in 1981 as a reporter, anchor and public affairs host at Univision’s KMEX-34 in Los Angeles. Her daily reporting to the growing Hispani...
     

    The 89th Academy Awards

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    By Maria Esteves – February 27, 2017 The 89th Academy Awards hosted by Jimmy Kimmel was held at Dolby Theatre & Highland Center, Hollywood, C.A on Sunday, February 26, 2017 and televised live on ABC Network and live streamed in more than 225 countries. Presented by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (A.M.P.A.S.), the Oscars honored outstanding film achievements of 2016. La La Land was top winner with six Oscars including Best Director for DAMIEN CHAZELLE and Best Actre...
     
     

    Best film....OMG what happened dear Warren Beatty

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    Awards Announced @ 23rd Annual Sedona International Film Festival

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    The 8th Annual 20/20 Winners Announced FARGO wins Best Picture

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    Golden Trailer Awards 2017

    REGULAR ENTRY DEADLINE March 31st, 2017

    Submit your: Trailers, Teasers, Posters, Video Games, TV Spots, Radio Spots, Innovative Theatrical Advertising & More
    ***Discount for early submission. Early bird deadline is February 14th, 2017***. Regular Deadline: Friday March 31st, 2017

    Seventeen New Categories this year/ BEST TRAILER FOR TV Show or Mini-series, Best Trailer or TV Spot FOR TV SERIES, STREAMING SERIES, LIMITED SERIES, WEB SERIES & MINI-SERIES....

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    New Media Film Festival
    June 6-8, 2017

    April 25, 2017 Final Deadline

    The Best in New Media....Honoring Stories Worth Telling 

    Judges from HBO, Marvel, Emmys, Grammys, Oscars and other Industry Leaders
    Each entry is considered for Screening, Competition ($45k in awards) and Distribution Opportunities. 
    Quotes: 

    “If the TED Conference is where technology, entertainment and design meet in a broad forum, then the New Media Film Festival is its cinematic counterpart.” – VG

    "I thank the New Media film festival for what they've done for young filmmakers."– Legendary Director Roger Corman

    "Top 25 Festivals Worth The Entry Fee" - Movie Maker Magazine

    "Makes the cutting edge accessible" - Huffington Post

     

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    The World of Film Festival
    September 28 – October 1, 2017

    March 26, 2017 Regular Deadline

    The submissions for the 4th edition of the World of Film International Festival in Glasgow, Scotland are now open. The very earlybird submitters can send their short and feature films across the three main sections of the festival - First Features & Shorts Competition, Female Perspective & Focus on Balkan Cinema. 

    Films can be exclusively submitted via Film Freeway by clicking on the link below. 

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    Melbourne Documentary Film Festival Calling

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    March 19, 2017 Late Deadline 

    The Melbourne Doc Fest each year curates world class features direct from some of the hottest most prestigious documentary film festivals in the world like Sheffield Doc Fest, Traverse City Film Festival Doc NYC, SXSW, Doc Edge and IDFA. But what matters to us most is documentaries that are well-made, compelling, thought provoking, passionate and relevant to Australian audiences.

    The Melbourne Doc Fest is one of the world newest documentary film festivals and one of the most fun and interesting stop overs on the international documentary film festival circuit. It is the only festival in Australasia to provide feedback on submissions. ...

    Good luck filmmakers! 

     

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    Montreal International Animation Film Festival - ANIMAZE August 17 – 20, 2017

    Late Deadline March 31, 2017

    In partnership with filmfestivals.com

    Montreal International Animation Film Festival is a people's film festival an dindutry conference dedicated to the art of animation for film and technology. 
    All genres and forms are welcome.
    Software an award prize. Visibility in out travelling show in Berlin, Cannes Annecy, Glasgow and more.

     

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    The 2017 Television & Film Awards gala will take place at the annual NAB Show in Las Vegas on April 25th, 2017

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    Deadline extended

    The New York Festivals International TV & Film Awards honors the World’s Best TV and Films at its annual gala at NAB Show in Las Vegas on April 25th. Founded in 1957, NYF TV & Film Awards offers a powerhouse of categories including: 30 categories for documentaries and dozens of categories for news, drama and performers. New York Festivals welcomes network, studio, independent, and student productions of all lengths across all platforms. Late entries accepted until January 5th, 2017. For more information visit: http://www.newyorkfestivals.com/tvfilm/

    NYF TV & Film Awards New Categories for 2017: Heroes, Ecotourism, and Best Use of Technology

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    Animaze Daze in Cannes Screenings May 18

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    Regular Deadline is March 15

    Submit your best short animated films for a screening May18th at Cannes Film Festival.
    Enjoy industry visibility in front of the animation professionals attending Cannes during Animation Day in Cannes (second edition). take advantage of free promotion to buyers and media on our Animation Day in Cannes Newsletters, animation Day in Cannes websitefilmfestivals.com pages dedicated to Animation Day in Cannes and our Youtube channel, which will be offered for buyers and Media.

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    First Look at Netflix Original Film War Machine starring Brad Pitt

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    Netflix presents the First Look at the feature film War Machine, starring Brad Pitt, Emory Cohen, Topher Grace, Anthony Michael Hall, Will Poulter, Lakeith Stanfield, Meg Tilly, Tilda Swinton, and Sir Ben Kingsley.  This absurdist tale and pitch-black war story takes on hot-shot General Glenn McMahon, a man caught up in a modern war machine that keeps on churning, seemingly to no end. War Machine is the latest feature film from acclaimed director David Michôd (Animal Kingdom...
     

    LBJ Kicks Off Annapolis Film Festival 2017

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    LBJ, the Rob Reiner-directed drama chronicling the life and times of the legendary and controversial Texan who would inherit the Presidency at one of the most fraught moments in American history, will be the Annapolis Film Festival’s Opening Night film Thursday, March 30 at Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts.   Starring Woody Harrelson as LBJ, Jeffrey Donovan as John F. Kennedy, Richard Jenkins as Senator Richard Russell, Jr., and Jennifer Jason Leigh as Lady Bird Johnson...
     
     

    Feb 26 The Evil Within had a wonderful World Premiere Followed by Kim KI Duk The Net, Mario claimed it Awards Night

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    Festival director Mario Dorminsky called this the Awards Night! (in sync with Oscar celebrations happeing in LA! Featured February 26 Andrew Getty's "the evil within" (USA) had its world premiere. The Director, heir to the multimillionaire family Getty, passed away in 2015, this being his only, and remarkable, finished film and logically movie-Cult, though still unheard of in the whole world. It was more a very special moment in fantasporto when the film was introduced by Bruno ...
     

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    NYFF54 Elle Press Conference Photos

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    By Maria Esteves The 54th New York Film Festival 2016 (NYFF54) U.S. Premiere ELLE, press conference with Dutch film director Paul Verhoeven, and French actress Isabelle Huppert moderated by director of programming Dennis Lim, NYFF, was held at the Walter Reade Theater Friday, October 14, 2016. Questions posed to director Verhoeven and actress Huppert by moderator Lim included "Tell us how this all came about? Isabelle, was your interest based on the book Oh... by Philippe Djian? ...
     

    NYFF54 20th Century Women Press Conference Photos

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    By Maria Esteves The 54th New York Film Festival 2016 (NYFF54) World Premiere Press Conference of 20TH CENTURY WOMEN,  with writer and director Mike Mills; cast members Annette Bening, Billy Crudup, Lucas Jade Zumann and Elle Fanning moderated by festival director Kent Jones, NYFF, was held at the Walter Reade Theater, NYC, Friday, October 7, 2016. Question posed to cast members Elle Fanning and Lucas Jade Zumann by moderator Jones "Did it help orient you guys to be looking at olde...
     

    Join Lionsgate, Amazon Studios and more award-winning producers: Winston Baker LA Forum – save until Feb 28!

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    Entertainment Finance Forum | March 2-3, 2017 • W Hollywood • Los Angeles, CA     David Alpert Skybound Entertainment Richard Lui MSNBC Jen Hollingsworth Lionsgate Don Hahn, Award-Winning Producer and Director Rachel Sh...
     

    NYFF54 20th Century Women Press Conference

     
    By Maria Esteves The 54th New York Film Festival 2016 (NYFF54) World Premiere Press Conference of 20TH CENTURY WOMEN, with writer and director Mike Mills; cast members Annette Bening, Billy Crudup, Lucas Jade Zumann and Elle Fanning moderated by festival director Kent Jones, NYFF, was held at the Walter Reade Theater, NYC, Friday, October 7, 2016. Question posed to cast members Elle Fanning and Lucas Jade Zumann by moderator Jones "Did it help orient you guys to be looking at older ...
     

    NYFF54 13TH Press Conference Photos

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    By Maria Esteves The 54th New York Film Festival 2016 (NYFF54) Opening Night World Premiere of 13TH, press conference with writer, producer and director Ava DuVernay, moderated by festival director Kent Jones, NYFF, was held at the Walter Reade Theater Friday, September 30, 2016. Question posed to director DuVernay by members of the press "As an artist, what role do you think we need to play to bring a change?" Discussions with director DuVernay included Netflix documentary projec...
     

    NYFF54 13TH Press Conference

     
    By Maria Esteves The 54th New York Film Festival 2016 (NYFF54) Opening Night World Premiere of 13TH, press conference with writer, producer and director Ava DuVernay, moderated by festival director Kent Jones, NYFF, was held at the Walter Reade Theater Friday, September 30, 2016. Question posed to director DuVernay by members of the press "As an artist, what role do you think we need to play to bring a change?" Discussions with director DuVernay included Netflix documentary project a...
     

    Lies We Tell @ Berlinale - European Film Market

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      Bradford International Film Associates recently attended the European Film Market, part of Berlinale 2017, with feature thriller, LIES WE TELL.  Starring Gabriel Byrne (The Usual Suspects, Louder Than Bombs), Harvey Keitel (Taxi Driver, Reservoir Dogs) and Sibylla Deen (Tyrant), the film tells the story of a trusted driver who must deal with his dead boss's Muslim mistress, her dark past pulling him into a life-and-death showdown with her notorious gangster cousin/ex-husband. ...
     

    Manchester by the Sea Press Conference Photos

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    By Maria Esteves The 54th New York Film Festival 2016 (NYFF54) NY Premiere of MANCHESTER BY THE SEA, press conference with writer and director Kenneth Lonergan, moderated by festival director Kent Jones, NYFF, was held at the Walter Reade Theater Friday, September 30, 2016. Discussions with director Lonergan included film location scouts, casting process, music moments in the film, special scenes, and the film's flashback structure. MANCHESTER BY THE SEA, now in theaters. Watch trailer ...
     

    NYFF54 Manchester by the Sea Press Conference

     
    By Maria Esteves The 54th New York Film Festival 2016 (NYFF54) NY Premiere of MANCHESTER BY THE SEA, press conference with writer and director Kenneth Lonergan, moderated by festival director Kent Jones, NYFF, was held at the Walter Reade Theater Friday, September 30, 2016. Discussions with director Lonergan included film location scouts, casting process, music moments in the film, special scenes, and the film's flashback structure. MANCHESTER BY THE SEA, now in theaters. Watch trailer &n...
     

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    THE EVIL WITHIN by late Andrew Getty

    The sadistic tale of a lonely, mentally handicapped boy who befriends his reflection in an antique mirror. This demonic creature orders him to go on a murderous rampage to kill the people he loves most.
    Starring: Frederick Koehler (Death Race), Sean Patrick Flanery (The Boondock Saints), Michael Berryman (One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest) Brianna Brown (General Hospital), Dina Meyer (Starship Troopers), Kim Darby (True Grit)
    Written and directed by late Andrew Getty - Produced by Eric Berliner, Michael Luceri - Sales Vision Films Lise Romanoff
     
    Horror, Thriller, 100 Min, 2016 Premiering at Fantasporto 2017 
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    OFFENSIVE, Jon Ford's powerful thriller.

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    “Holy shit! This flick is something else !” “Stands out as a roaring success!” - Dreadcentral, 4 stars. ****

    "A well crafted thriller! Offensive will make your blood boil!” - Hollywood news 4 stars ****

    "A bloody brutal spin on the home invasion story!” - Kat Hughes 4 stars ****

    "Director Jonathan Ford expertly crafts the tension levels.” - Gareth Jones 4 stars ****

    "They were forced beyond breaking point; they have no regrets, does that make them bad people?
    The first part of this film will enrage you ! The second part will sate you !". Bruno Chatelin - Filmfestivals.com


    A retired couple, Bernard and Helen Martin, inherit a remote house in rural France, the very same village Bernard’s war hero father liberated during the Second World War, over 70 years earlier. This peaceful couple quickly become the target of a crual gang of street kids, who terrorise the village.

    An e-generation permanently plugged into their devices, devoid of empathy, a new breed of technological psychopath…Pushed beyond breaking point, can Bernard live up to his father’s legend, as the situation explodes into a brutal war of generations ?

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    Revolution by Rob Stewart (following the success of Sharkwater) 
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    over 40 festival wins so far

    Eco Documentary feature film by Rob Stewart April 2015, 82 minutes (Sharkwater)
    Revolution is a film about changing the world. The true-life adventure of Rob Stewart, this follow-up to his acclaimed SHARKWATER (36 festival wins) documentary continues his remarkable journey; one that will take him through 15 countries over four years, and where he'll discover that it's not only sharks that are in grave danger -- it's humanity itself.

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    San Diego LatinoFilm Festival 2017 Lineup Announced!

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    THE 24TH ANNUAL SAN DIEGO LATINO FILM FESTIVAL ANNOUNCES: THE 2017 LINEUP! Individual Tickets & Schedule are now available!        11 DAYS. 160 FILMS. 20 COUNTRIES. 1 CULTURE. Come celebrate our diversity and experience the best of Latino cinema with over 160 must-see features, shorts and documentaries showcasing comedies, dramas, youth screenings, LGBT films and more!   There's a film for everyone! #SDLFF 2017 is excited to present ...
     

    The 41st Hong Kong International Film Festival will open with World Premiere of Love Off the Cuff

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    The Hong Kong International Film Festival Society (HKIFFS) announced today that it will open the 41st Hong Kong International Film Festival (HKIFF41), with the World Premiere of Love Off the Cuff, directed by Hong Kong director PANG Ho-cheung. The film will kick off HKIFF41 on 11 April 2017 at the Hong Kong Cultural Centre Grand Theatre.   Love Off the Cuff is a long-awaited reunion between Jimmy and Cherie in PANG Ho-cheung's third installment of the romantic comedy since Love in a P...
     

    Vail Film Festival 2017 Festival Line-Up!

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    51 Films 11 World & U.S Premieres | 31 Colorado Premieres 24 Female Directors | 22 Female Writers | 44 Female Producers ...
     
     

    Siraj Syed covers CommunicAsia 2017, Singapore: Pre-event, 02: Virtual Reality

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    Siraj Syed covers CommunicAsia 2017, Singapore: Pre-event, 02: Virtual Reality BroadcastAsia2017 International Conference speaker, Lionel Chok, Start-up Founder/Creative Technologist, Immersively, of Forbes Asia-Singapore Media Academy, shares how VR storytelling is growing fast                                                              ...
     
     

    Udine Far East Film Festival, the new 2017 poster!

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    FEFF 19 The girl and the rooster: the double symbol of the 2017 edition!   The Chinese zodiac? A mythical creature? A homage to Ren Hang? Here is the brand new creation by Roberto Rosolin for the 19th Far East Film Festival!          When most people think of oriental traditions, the Chinese zodiac immediately comes to mind. An almost alien resemblance that will grab the attention of science-fiction buffs. Photography aficionados will most defini...
     

    MEFCC 2017 Returns Expecting Biggest Edition Ever!

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    GET YOUR GEEK ON!    MEFCC powered by Rani for 2017 is back and is expected to be the biggest ever for its sixth edition. Following its hugely successful fifth anniversary, MEFCC 2017 is returning at the Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC) from April 6 to 8 with a spectacular showcase of the best regional and international talent, celebrity guests, pop culture exhibitors, thrilling activities and more for a wider audience from around the world.    Initial Guest An...
     
     

    Spotlight: Guillaume Canet

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    Guillaume Canet’s sensational, highly diverse acting career has garnered him a reputation rendering him a household name in his native France, as well earning him significant recognition internationally. The celebrated film figure has also thrived in forging the notoriously tricky transition from acting to directing, a delicate evolution that takes as much brazen pluck as it does sensitive astuteness. Indeed, Canet’s gradual shift into directorial wor...
     
     

    Fourth Edition of SR Socially Relevant (™) Film Festival

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    MARCH 13-19, 2017 CINEPOLIS CHELSEA Dear Friend,     I'm delighted to announce the fourth edition of   SR SOCIALLY RELEVANT ❪™❫ FILM FESTIVAL NEW YORK March 13–19, 2017   This year's festival offers 46 films from 23 countries in addition to a slate of workshops, opening and closing galas, industry panels and a VR/AR-360 Expo.  You can now purchase Early...
     

    FEFF 19 pays tribute to SUZUKI SEIJUN

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    FEFF 19 and CG Entertainment decided to pay tribute to the great Japanese director and will present the restored version of major cult film Branded to Kill as a world premiere in Udine!     UDINE – With the passing of Suzuki Seijun we have lost one of the great international filmmakers, who will be sorely missed by the Far East Film Festival, that in previous months had prepared, on the occasion of its 19th edition (21st – 29th April), a dedication to the director i...
     

    The 41st Hong Kong International Film Festival – Restored Classics

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    23 February 2017 (Hong Kong) – The 41st Hong Kong International Film Festival (HKIFF41) is pleased to present six restored classics that stand the test of time and are given a new life through digital restoration. This year’s festival programme includes Fritz LANG's pioneering silent work Destiny (1921), Akira KUROSAWA's epic masterpiece Seven Samurai (1954), Cuban radical classic Memories of Underdevelopment (1968...
     

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    Gohar Kheirandish at the First Annual Iranian Film Festival - Silicon Valley

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    March 12, 2017 We are pleased to announce the launching of the First Annual Iranian Film Festival in Silicon Valley, as part of the Iranian Film Festival in San Francisco, which is celebrating its 10th anniversary in September 2017. To see the films, please click here.   *** Sponsored by Iranian Federated Women’s Club (IFWC)/Payvand and Azari Property Management   •Azar, Shahdokht, Parviz and Others. Showtime, 6:00 pm. The wife of a famous actor takes on a role...
     
     

    Shirley MacLaine & Amanda Seyfried Go at It In THE LAST WORD

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    by Quendrith Johnson, Los Angeles Correspondent Selfie from THE LAST WORD cast. Never start a headline with a bad pun, and never write your own obit might be two unwritten rules of journalism, but in new movie THE LAST WORD, starring Shirley MacLaine and Amanda Seyfried, a lot of rules are broken so let’s skip the logline and go straight to the press conference at The Four Seasons Hotel in Beverly Hills. The timing is key here, because this takes place, Friday, March, 3, in the wake of M...
     

    Japanese SSF&A Festival Director SeigoTono on India tour

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    Japanese SSF&A Festival Director SeigoTono on India tour Tuesday, the 28th 0f February, saw the screening of four Japanese shorts at the Rangswar mini-auditorium, located inside Chavan Centre in South Mumbai. Organised by the Japanese Ministry of Foreign Affairs, courtesy Prabhat Film Society, which completed 50 years this year, it was presented by Seigo Tono, Director of Short Shorts Film Festival (SSFF) and Short Shorts Film Festival Asia (SSFFA), Japan. It will be held during June 1-12...
     
     

    Jury FICCI 57

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    Get to know the personalities of the world film industry, in charge of deciding the productions that will be carried out by India Catalina, in the different categories of Official Competitions of the International Film Festival of Cartagena de Indias. On Monday, March 6, at 8:00 pm, in the Closing Ceremony, we will know the most outstanding productions, of almost a hundred films competing in this edition.      Official Fiction Competition ...
     

     

     

    Greg P. Russell from "13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi" found guilty with telephone lobbying

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    Upon recommendation by the Sound Branch Executive Committee, the Academy’s Board of Governors voted Thursday (2/23) to rescind the Sound Mixing nomination for Greg P. Russell from "13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi" for violation of Academy campaign regulations.  The decision was prompted by the discovery that Russell had called his fellow members of the Sound Branch during the nominations phase to make them aware of his work on the film, in direct violation of a cam...
     

    Jennifer Aniston, Jason Bateman, Warren Beatty, Sofia Boutella, Matt Damon...join final slate of Oscar presenters

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    Oscar® producers Michael De Luca and Jennifer Todd announced the final slate of presenters for the 89th Oscars® telecast. Hosted by Jimmy Kimmel, the Oscars will air live Sunday, February 26, on the ABC Television Network. The presenters, including past Oscar winners and nominees, are Jennifer Aniston, Jason Bateman, Warren Beatty, Sofia Boutella, Matt Damon, Faye Dunaway, Michael J. Fox, Ryan Gosling, Salma Hayek, Taraji P. Henson, Dev Patel, Seth Rogen, Octavia Spencer, Meryl Streep an...
     

    Sara Bareilles will deliver a special "In Memoriam" performance during the 89th Oscars® ceremony

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    Grammy® and Tony® nominated singer and songwriter Sara Bareilles will deliver a special "In Memoriam" performance during the 89th Oscars® ceremony, show producers Michael De Luca and Jennifer Todd announced today. Hosted by Jimmy Kimmel, the Oscars will air live on Sunday, February 26, on the ABC Television Network. "Sara’s unique artistry will honor those we’ve lost in our community including familiar faces and those behind the scenes who have enriched ...
     

     

    Los Angeles Italia to Honor Dev Patel With Best Supporting Actor Award

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    Courtesy of Mark Rogers/ Long Way Home Productions/The Weinstein Company Dev Patel in 'Lion'  Other honorees at the festival’s closing-night ceremony include Sting, Maria Bello and Gianfranco Rosi. The L.A. Italia festival on Friday night will hold its closing ceremony at the Grauman’s Chinese Theatre with its own awards show before Oscar Sunday. Academy Award nominee Dev Patel will receive the fest’s best su...

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    Major Buzz Factory : Expérience de Bruno Chatelin du marketing Digital pour les films

    Fort d'une expérience acquise dans la distribution de films pour deux Majors (Sony et Fox mariée sous a direction avec UGC) Bruno Chatelin propose une expérience pointue au service de votre stratégie digitale à Travers sa structure de Conseil MAJOR BUZZ FACTORY Le fondateur Bruno Chatelin : un Professionnel de la communication entouré de spécialistes, son expérience est ancrée sur trois univers La publicité, Le mark.eting et le digital.

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    Le Palmarès des Cesar 2017, Elles, Divines et Juste la fin du Monde

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    Les 4287 membres votants de l'Académie des Arts et Techniques du Cinéma ont voté pour désigner les 23 lauréats des César 2017, qui ont été dévoilés le 24 février 2017 lors de la 42ème Cérémonie des César à la Salle Pleyel. Le taux de participation a été de 75 %. Bel hommage à Jean Paul Belmondo   George Clooney et Jean Dujardin...wha...
     

    Le Prix Daniel Toscan du Plantier 2017 a été décerné à Eric Altmayer & Nicolas Altmayer

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            Eric Altmayer & Nicolas Altmayer (société Mandarin Cinéma) ont reçu, ce lundi 20 février 2017, le Prix Daniel Toscan du Plantier 2017 remis par Audrey Azoulay, Ministre de la Culture et de la Communication, et Alain Terzian, Président de l’Académie des Arts et Techniques du Cinéma, lors du Dîner des Producteurs donné par l’Académie des César au Four Seasons H&o...

    La société de production Wayna Pitch organise la Tournée du Cinéma Equitable 2017, du 1er au 25 mars

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    La tournée Cinéma Équitable est un événement annuel qui s’arrête pendant un mois dans les salles de cinéma, partout en France. L'édition 2017 revient donc avec le long métrage Tapis Rouge de Frédéric Baillif et Kantarama Gahigiri. Projection presse lundi 6 mars, 15h30, au Club de l'Etoile (Paris). Le cinema équitable Le Cin&eacut...
     

    Journal 1970-1986 d'André Tarkovski (avec la collaboration de Charles H. de Brantes) vient de paraître aux éditions Philippe Rey

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    Journal 1970-1986 d'André Tarkovski (avec la collaboration de Charles H. de Brantes) vient de paraître aux éditions Philippe Rey, dans une nouvelle édition révisée et augmentée, avec des textes inédits, notamment ceux de Larissa, femme de Tarkovski, et un cahier de photographies. Cet ouvrage de référence, indispensable pour tout cinéphile, nous invite à revivre les seize dernières années passi...
     

    La programmation de Cinélatino 2017 est dévoilée !

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    Retrouvez toute la programmation de la 29ème édition de Cinélatino sur le web ain...
     

    Cinéma en Construction 31 : la sélection

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    Rendez-vous des professionnels, Cinéma en Construction 31 aura lieu les 23 et 24 mars dans le cadre de Cinélatino, 29èmes Rencontres de Toulouse. Cinéma en Construction figure en bonne place dans l’agenda cinématographique international des productions indépendantes comme une plateforme de lancement performante pour les films en post-production sélectionné...
     

    Autour de Sélection officielle, rencontre avec Thierry Frémaux le jeudi 16 mars 2017 à l’Institut Lumière

     
    Rencontre avec Thierry Frémaux, directeur de l’Institut Lumière et du festival Lumière, délégué général du Festival de Cannes, à l’occasion de la sortie en librairie de son livre Sélection officielle (Grasset). Une rencontre animée par le metteur en scène Michel Raskine et suivie d’une projection de La Chambre du fils de Nanni Moretti, Lauréat de la Palme d&rsq...
     

    6è Rencontre Prix Jean Vigo - 9 mars à 20h - Cinéma L'Escurial FJ Ossang et Philippe Garrel

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    L'Association Prix Jean Vigo propose des Rencontres inédites entre cinéastes qui viendront parler de leur travail, des films grâce auxquels ils ont été primés, des liens qui les unissent au réalisateur de L'Atalante.   Après Alain Guiraudie et Arnaud Desplechin, Laurent Cantet et Olivier Assayas, Agn&egr...
     

    La 19e édition du festival du cinéma brésilien de Paris se déroulera cette année du 20 au 27 juin 2017.

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    Cette ouverture plus tardive est liée à la difficulté de boucler un budget nous permettant d'organiser un événement à la hauteur de celui que nous souhaitons vous offrir. Nous nous sommes donc octroyé ce délai supplémentaire afin d'avoir le temps de remuer ciel et terre avec le soutien de l'Ambassade du Brésil et d'Air France. Bien entendu, si vous avez des pistes de partenaires à nous recommander, ...
     

    Le Festival du Film Français d’Helvétie s’étend à Berne

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      La treizième édition du Festival du Film Français d’Helvétie (FFFH) aura lieu du 13 au 17 septembre 2017. Pour la première fois, des séances seront proposées à Berne en parallèle à celles du FFFH à Bienne. Le jeune acteur vaudois Kacey Mottet Klein a amicalement accepté de poser pour les affiches de la 13e édition, les frères Dardenne s'adressent quant à eux aux Amis du FFFH...
     

    Du 16 au 19 mars voyagez avec le Festival de l'Aventure à Lons-le-Saunier !

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    Des rivières déchaînées d'Islande aux montagnes népalaises en passant par la banquise de l'Antarctique, laissez-vous guidez et entamez ici votre parcours initiatique ! Au cours de ces quatre jours vous seront proposés films, documentaires, livres et ateliers autours du voyage et de la (re)découverte de soi ! À la poursuite de ses rêves l'association La Fabrique de l'Aventure souhaite partager, à travers ...
     

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    Devoted to film as a medium to increase our consciousness about social issues the festival will hold its 4th edition from March 13-16 offering films, panels and receptions. Even though it is a relatively small specialized niche festival about 500 production were submitted including new feature films, documentaries and shorts, most of which had not been shown before in New York or the United States.   In the feature film section six films were selected premiering here including Two Girls (India, 2016), 600 Euros(France 2016), Destiny (China, 2016), Prophesy (Netherlands / Bhutan, 2016), Split (USA 2016) and for the retrospective spotlight screening Charlie Chaplin’s The Great Dictator (USA, 1940). The documentary section has 12 entries of which most will be shown in New York for the first time. There are six US productions with the remainder including co-productions originating in the Netherlands, Israel, Armenia, Mexico and the United Kingdom. The program presents 29 shorts. Six productions are world premieres and 18 have not been screened before in New York or the United States.  The opening film on Tuesday March 14 at 7:30 PM is the Dutch documentary The Chocolate Case by Benthe Former about three journalists investigating  child labor and setting up the first slave-free chocolate bar production. The festival closes on Saturday March 18 at 9:15 PM presenting Deborah Kantmeier’s The Split, a feature film of the story of a young actress working as a stripper who becomes obsessed with a mask maker sacrificing parts of her identity in order to win his love.

    Open to film makers and festival goers are several panels, happy hour socials in the late afternoon, and the opening and closing receptions which require an invitation, though filmmakers can secure admission to the panel and workshop sessions.  On Tuesday 3/14 a smartphone filmmaking workshop is offered by Ching Juhl on learning how to make a short film not exceeding three minutes. From Wednesday to Friday a Virtual Reality and 360 films exhibit and showcase will be presented by Samsung and other companies with a VR panel on Friday  discussing the socially relevant use of the new technologies. On Wednesday evening a panel will introduce The Great Dictator film. Thursday offers throughout the day several workshops and panels. At the SAG/AFTRA office there will be a low budget film and production workshop, Excerpts from the Competition Finalist Scripts will be presented during the Script Reading Session followed by an afternoon panel on Violence Against Women with film makers from the Women Prayed and Preyed Upon short films and a topical evening panel on Refugees and Immigration with filmmakers from the refugees and immigration films. Two industry panels of the SVA SocDoc Film Campus are scheduled for Saturday morning and noon covering Funding Your Film Ideas and The Hazardous (Brave) Documentary respectively. Among the sponsors of the festival is the New York Consulate General of the Kingdom of Netherlands.

     

    For more information  visit the festival website for details and locations: http://www.ratedsrfilms.org/the-schedule

    Please note that RSVPs for the free workshops and panels are necessary.

    Claus Mueller  filmexchange@gmail.com


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    The 15th Istanbul Biennial is collaborating with this year’s edition of the Istanbul Film Festival on an extensive film programme which relates to the biennial’s title and theme: “a good neighbour”.

    “There is nothing like the medium of film when it comes to visual storytelling, and as we know, good storytelling often includes moral conundrums that are important to understanding who we are and the societies we live in”, says artist duo Elmgreen & Dragset, curators of the 15th Istanbul Biennial.

    The 15th Istanbul Biennial, curated by Elmgreen & Dragset and entitled “a good neighbour”, takes place from 16 September – 12 November 2017 and deals with the multiple notions of home and neighbourhoods, exploring how living modes in our private spheres have changed throughout the past decades. The biennial will approach home as an indicator of diverse identities and a vehicle for self-expression, and neighbourhood as a micro-universe exemplifying some of the challenges that are faced in terms of co-existence today.

    The biennial’s title “a good neighbour” also inspires the curators’ selection of ten feature films and five shorts which will be presented to the public as part of the 36th Istanbul Film Festival taking place from 5 – 15 April 2017.

    All of the films are characterised by very different dynamics between the protagonists and their homes and neighbourhoods – without judgment regarding whether one or the other can be seen as “a good neighbour”. “This particular selection of films”, the curators point out, “is meant to open the horizon towards the biennial exhibition that is to come.”


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     The Indian Film Festival of Los Angeles (IFFLA) announced today its galas and 2017 lineup of narrative and documentary features, and short films for its 15th annual festival. Gala tickets and passes are now available at www.indianfilmfestival.org. Tickets for individual films will go on sale on March 17.

    The festival is widely recognized as the premiere showcase of groundbreaking Indian cinema globally. The 15th annual Indian Film Festival of Los Angeles (IFFLA) will take place April 5-9, 2017 at Regal L.A. LIVE: A Barco Innovation Center in Los Angeles, California. This will be IFFLA’s first year in the state-of-the-art, world-class cinema in the heart of Los Angeles’ vibrant and developing downtown district. Zee Cinema is returning for a third year as IFFLA’s presenting sponsor.

    “As India’s diverse array of talented filmmakers continues to be recognized around the world for their compelling and daring work, IFFLA is extremely proud to collect the best films from emerging voices and experienced masters and present them to Los Angeles,” said Mike Dougherty, Director of Programming.

    The Festival will open with LIPSTICK UNDER MY BURKHA and its impressive ensemble cast of Konkona Sen Sharma, Ratna Pathak, Aahana Kumraand Plabita Borthakur in a dramatic, but irreverent and vibrant film about women and faith. The film premiered at the Tokyo Film Festival 2016 and has been lighting up the festival circuit, including just winning the Audience Award at the Glasgow Film Festival. Director Alankrita Shrivastava is confirmed to attend and additional talent to be confirmed.

    Festival will close with the Los Angeles premiere of HOTEL SALVATION, the debut feature of Shubhashish Bhutiani, whose 2013 short film KUSH was shortlisted for the Live Action Short Film Oscar and won IFFLA’s 2014 Audience Award. HOTEL SALVATION premiered in the College Cinema section of the 2016 Venice Film Festival. The film’s star Adil Hussain (LIFE OF PI, UMRIKA, PARCHED) will attend IFFLA’s Closing Night gala representing the film.

    This year the festival will feature two World premieres, five North American premieres, five U.S. premieres, and eleven LA premieres. This festival premieres work representing nine languages, and highlights a combination of exciting first and second-time filmmakers and experienced cinema masters returning with new work.

    More films from first-time directors will be presented this year than ever before, including the directorial debut of beloved actress Konkona Sen Sharma with her film A DEATH IN THE GUNJ featuring an all-star cast of Gulshan Devaiah, Kalki Koechlin, Om Puri and Vikrant Massey in this dramatic thriller. Additionally first-time filmmaker Ananya Kasaravalli brings THE CHRONICLES OF HARI, a beautiful film about a renowned theater actor’s struggle with gender identity which she co-wrote with writer Gopalakrisna Pai and her father, acclaimed Kannada language director Girish Kasaravalli. Also first-time filmmaker Padmakumar Narasimhamurthy with BILLION COLOUR STORY, which was included in Best of Fest in Palm Springs and recently played Busan and BFI London.

    Also attending the festival this year to present their films will be a host of celebrated filmmakers, including Adoor Gopalakrishnan making the U.S. premiere of his twisted thriller ONCE AGAIN in Malayalam, and Suman Mukhopadhyay with the North American premiere of his gorgeous Bengali film INCOMPLETE.

    IFFLA’s program features an impressive slate of award-winning and topical documentary films including MACHINES winner of the World Cinema Documentary Special Jury Award for Excellence in Cinematography at Sundance, and THE CINEMA TRAVELERS directed by Shirley Abraham and Amit Madheshiya which wonL'Œil d'or Special Mention: Le Prix du documentaire at the Cannes Film Festival.

    The U.S. Premiere of the highly anticipated documentary AN INSIGNIFICANT MAN, directed by Khushboo Ranka and Vinay Shukla, will also take place at IFFLA. The film centers on the polarizing political figure Arvind Kejriwal (sometimes referred to as the Bernie Sanders of India) and gives a stirring behind-the-scenes look at his creation of the progressive Aam Aadmi Party and their historic campaign in the 2013 Delhi state elections.

    IFFLA alum Rajshri Deshpande stars in the controversial SEXY DURGA directed by Sanal Kumar Sasidharan, which recently won the coveted Hivor Tiger Award, the top prize at this year’s Rotterdam Film Festival.

    Competing in the shorts program are 10 films, representing 9 different languages.

    Shorts program highlights include: the world premieres of CITY OF LOVE, a Bengali film directed by Indranil Roychowdhury; and DEVI directed by Karishma Dube and starring a remarkable cast including Priyanka Bose (most recently seen in the Oscar-nominated LION) and Tanvi Azmi.

    Making its U.S. premiere is the short film INFILTRATOR, directed by Gurvinder Singh whose first feature THE FOURTH DIRECTION premiered in Un Certain Regard at the Cannes Film Festival, and Sonejuhi Sinha’s newest film MILES OF SAND, starring Tannishta Chatterjee.

    Other highlights of the short film program include the U.S. premieres of DISCO OBU, by Anand Kishore, which recently won a Special Jury Mention at the Clermont-Ferrand International Short Film Festival, and GUDH (NEST) by Saurav Rai, which had its world premiere at Cannes’ Cinefondation.

    Spice Affair will host the Opening and Closing Night Gala receptions in Beverly Hills and Air India joins the festival as a Premiere Sponsor.

    Tickets and Passes
    The 15th Annual Indian Film Festival of Los Angeles (IFFLA) runs April 5-9, 2017 at Regal L.A. LIVE: A Barco Innovation Center in Los Angeles, California. Gala tickets and passes are now available at www.indianfilmfestival.org. Tickets for individual films will go on sale on March 17, 2017. For more information please visit www.indianfilmfestival.org or follow us on Facebook and Twitter (@iffla).

    About IFFLA

    Now in its 15th year, the Indian Film Festival of Los Angeles (IFFLA) is a nonprofit organization devoted to a greater appreciation of Indian cinema and culture by showcasing films and promoting the diverse perspectives of the Indian diaspora.

    The five-day festival is the premiere platform for the latest in cutting-edge global Indian cinema and bridges the gap between the two largest entertainment industries in the world – Hollywood and India. The festival will showcase more than 25 films from the Indian filmmaking community across the globe, host the highly anticipated Opening and Closing red carpet Galas, and the Closing Awards ceremony.

    GALAS

    OPENING NIGHT GALA

    LIPSTICK UNDER MY BURKHA

    India/2016/116mins/DCP/Hindi

    Los Angeles Premiere

    Director: Alankrita Shrivastava

    Logline: Four women of different ages and backgrounds challenge sexual and social norms in Bhopal with consequences that are both tragic and inspiring.

    Director Alankrita Shrivastava won the Spirit of Asia award at the Tokyo International Film Festival with this ambitious narrative set in Bhopal. Rehana is the titular burkha wearer who sings at open mics in defiance of her father’s warnings; Shirin is a superstar saleswoman, but must keep this triumph a secret from her faithless husband; Leela is trying to juggle a Muslim lover, a Hindu fiancé and her dream career as a bridal consultant; and Auntie Usha secretly reads racy novels and lusts after her swimming instructor. Two of the women are Hindu, two are Muslim, but all their stories come together when they attempt to challenge the sexual and social norms of Indian patriarchy.

    An all-star cast brings these characters to life, including Konkona Sen Sharma, Ratna Pathak Shah, and Vikrant Massey. Shrivastava’s forthright depictions of sexuality have raised questions whether LIPSTICK UNDER MY BURKHA will be released uncensored in India. Be sure to catch this inspiring dramedy in its original edit at IFFLA while you can.

    CLOSING NIGHT GALA

    HOTEL SALVATION (MUKTI BHAWAN)

    India/2016/103 mins/DCP /Hindi

    LA Premiere

    Director: Shubhashish Bhutiani

    Logline: In the holy city of Varanasi, 77-year- old Daya waits for the end with his dutiful son in this debut feature by director Shubhashish Bhutiani.

    After a prophetic dream, 77-year- old Daya (Lalit Behl) announces to his family his time has come and he wishes to travel to the holy city of Varanasi to die there. The task to accompany his father falls to his dutiful son Rajiv (Adil Hussain), who is nearly overwhelmed by the stress of his job and the upcoming marriage of his daughter. In Varanasi, they check into the Hotel Salvation, where guests wait for the end of their lives. Once there, though, Daya seems to be reinvigorated, and lifelong conflicts and feelings between father and son reemerge.

    Following up with his 2014 Academy Award Live Action shortlist and IFFLA Audience Award winning short KUSH, director Shubhashish Bhutiani returns to IFFLA with his feature debut developed with the Biennale College Cinema project. Premiering at the Venice Film Festival, where it won the Prix Enrico Fulchignoni as the best Venice film to represent the values of peace and human rights, HOTEL SALVATION is an at times wry, but always heartfelt, depiction of the end of a patriarchy in a city where life and death are intimately intertwined.

    DOCUMENTARY FEATURES

    THE CINEMA TRAVELLERS

    India/2016/96mins/DCP/Hindi, Marathi

    Los Angeles Premiere

    Directors: Shirley Abraham and Amit Madheshiya

    Logline: In rural India, traveling cinema tents have brought films to generations of people, but for how long?

    For decades, traveling tent cinemas have been bringing films to rural audiences across India. However with the explosion of digital technology and individual screens of all kinds, these communal social events are near extinction. In Maharashtra, two exhibitors, one relatively new to the business and the other a veteran, worry what will become of their occupation. Meanwhile, Prakash, a repairman of the projectors that generations of filmgoers have relied on, is close to realizing his dream invention of a reliable, self-oiling film projector, but who will want it?

    In their debut feature, directors Shirley Abraham and Amit Madheshiya chronicle not just the inevitable end of traditional film exhibition, but also provide an elegy for an era. This moving documentary will speak to anyone who has spent time in a darkened space to be transported elsewhere. Beautifully shot and edited in a poetic and realistic style, and recognized with a Special Mention of the Golden Eye documentary award at Cannes, THE CINEMA TRAVELLERS is an unforgettable documentary about the universal magic of film going.

    AN INSIGNIFICANT MAN

    India/2016/96mins/DCP/Hindi, English

    U.S. Premiere

    Directors: Khushboo Ranka and Vinay Shukla

    Logline: A behind-the-scenes look at Arvind Kejriwal’s formation of the Aam Aadmi Party, and the AAP’s turbulent, historic campaign in the 2013 Delhi state elections that fundamentally changed India’s political landscape.

    When the newly formed Aam Aadmi Party – led by the polarizing political firebrand Arvind Kejriwal -- challenged India’s long-dominant two party system in the 2013 Delhi state elections, expectations for victory were not high. Rooted in principles of anti-corruption and working class justice, the AAP faced the scorn of the political establishment, the indifference of the media and the growing pains of a new, revolutionary ideology struggling to remain pure through infighting, accusations and possible violent sabotage.

    You may or may not be familiar with the historic results of this campaign, but you will no doubt be astounded by the behind-the-scenes access attained by first-time documentarians Khushboo Ranka and Vinay Shukla, whose film premiered at the 2016 Toronto Film Festival. Embedded in Kejriwal’s campaign for a year, these brilliant new filmmakers use their exclusive footage and media coverage to piece together a gripping, eye-opening account of the AAP’s herculean effort to wrestle power away from an establishment long divorced from the needs of its people. Whether your politics align with Kejriwal’s party or not, this film’s resonance in a world still reeling from years of bitter, contentious elections is without question.

    MACHINES

    India/2016/71mins/DCP/Hindi

    Los Angeles Premiere

    Director: Rahul Jain

    Logline: In the bowels of textile mills in Gujarat, the toil of humans and machines continues endlessly.

    In the bowels of a textile mill in Surat, Gujarat, machines churn out reams of fabric, powered not only by electricity but the toil of human labor. In his debut feature, Rahul Jain gains almost unlimited access to the dehumanizing world of textile production that recalls another era but is happening today. We meet some of the mill’s many workers who are keenly aware of their exploitation, working gruelling daily shifts for minimal wages that barely cover their own basic living expenses, to say nothing of supporting their distant families. Still the work continues, never ending.

    Premiering at the prestigious IDFA festival in Amsterdam and in competition at Sundance, MACHINES depicts the claustrophobic and overwhelming sensory experience of being in the mills while remaining close to the human cost of material production. Eschewing the traditional documentary techniques of titles, talking head expert interviews or even extended dialogue, we experience the world of the textile mill in a way only possible through film. With intelligence and emotion, MACHINES is a cinematic experience unlike any other.


    NARRATIVE FEATURES

    A BILLION COLOUR STORY

    India/2016/104mins/DCP/English, Hindi

    Los Angeles Premiere

    Director: Padmakumar Narasimhamurthy

    Logline: When financial hardship and religious intolerance tests his family’s faith in their beloved India, 11-year-old Hari hatches a plan to lift his parents’ spirits.

    11-year-old Hari Aziz lives a blissful life in Mumbai with his parents, a pair of Bohemian filmmakers whose optimistic views have been embedded into their son’s DNA. Hari approaches the world with refreshing openness and curiosity, but soon the social realities of a country in crisis pose a challenge to his family’s gentle existence. Financial hardships force the family to move out of their beloved house, and Hari’s mom and dad – a Hindu woman and a Muslim man, neither one particularly observant – face a sort of religious intolerance from both sides that they had long hoped would disappear from India.

    First-time feature director Paddy Narasimhamurthy has gathered accolades from across the festival world with this inspiring story, a clarion call for mutual respect and understanding. Armed with the hopeful notion that there is much more to unite than divide us, A BILLION COLOUR STORY fascinatingly argues that perhaps the issues that cause so much turmoil could find their solution within the innocent ideas of a child.


    CHRONICLES OF HARI

    India/2016/105mins/DCP/Kannada

    Los Angeles Premiere

    Director: Ananya Kasaravalli

    Logline: A renowned actor who portrays female roles in a traditional, all-male theater troupe struggles with questions of gender identity in his everyday life.

    Set in the lush coastal regions of Karnataka, first-time director Ananya Kasaravalli’s CHRONICLES OF HARI delves into the unique, ornate world of traditional Yakshagana theater and finds within it a sensitive, compassionate portrayal of a man troubled by questions of tradition and identity. In this story co-written with Ananya’s father, parallel cinema pioneer Girish Kasaravalli, Hari, a renowned actor who performs the female roles in his all-male acting troupe, finds himself holding on to certain female-associated traits once his lavish costumes and makeup are removed. He prefers to wear a sari, his delicate features are a stark contrast from the other men in the village, and when potential female companions approach he’s at a loss how to behave.

    Kasaravalli and her lead actor, a magnetic Shrunga Vasudevan, tenderly examine both Hari’s desire to accept himself and to gain acceptance from his friends, family and neighbors. In a place ill-equipped to deal with any deviation from the status quo, Hari’s struggle becomes both an internal battle against his natural instincts and a fight for survival in an increasingly dangerous environment.

    A DEATH IN THE GUNJ

    India/2016/104mins/DCP/Hindi, English

    Los Angeles Premiere

    Director: Konkona Sen Sharma

    Logline: Simmering tensions and buried resentments transform an idyllic family holiday into a powder keg in this directorial debut from celebrated actor Konkona Sen Sharma.

    Celebrated actress Konkona Sen Sharma steps behind the camera for an electrifying directorial debut with A DEATH IN THE GUNJ. Set in 1979, a wealthy family arrives at their vacation home in the Anglo-Indian town of McCluskiegunj. Several generations have gathered for an idyllic week of relaxation, games, sun-bathing and merriment, but tension soon arises when young Shutu – a college student taking an abrupt break from his studies – begins to bear the brunt of his relatives’ barely-masked disdain and superiority.

    The all-star cast (consisting of luminaries like Om Puri, Kalki Koechlin, Vikrant Massey, Ranvir Shorey and Tillotama Shome) expertly portrays a family blissfully unaware of the damage their unexamined privilege is causing, and Sen Sharma subtly pokes at their entitlement in ways both unnerving and humorous (note the servants who wonder aloud when these pesky intruders will pack up and leave). As simmering tensions and buried resentments turn the secluded home into a powder keg poised to explode, Sen Sharma’s confident direction announces her as a fierce new filmmaking talent.

    THE GOLDEN WING

    India/2016/86mins/DCP/Rajbangshi

    North American Premiere

    Director: Bobby Sarma Baruah

    Logline: The true story of Pratima Baruah Pandey, a woman born to royalty in Western Assam who forsook a traditional life of marriage and domesticity to dedicate herself to the beautiful folk music of her region.

    Set among the breathtaking landscapes of Western Assam, Bobby Sarma Baruah’s second feature foregoes the traditional structure of the all-too-common biopic to deliver an enchanting, positively gorgeous portrayal of the life of Pratima Baruah Pandey. Born to royalty in 1935, Pandey found her passion in the folk songs performed by the working people of her region, rather than in the life of marriage and domesticity expected of a woman of her circumstance. She forsook tradition by dedicating her life to learning these songs – usually sung by boatmen and buffalo herders – and sharing them with the world.


    Although Pandey performed all over the world and appeared in films by celebrated directors, Baruah’s film remains firmly planted in Pandey’s home territory. Through mesmerizing visuals and captivating music, she pens a love letter to the Assamese people and their land. The way Baruah skillfully weaves music into her narrative recalls the brilliant work of British director Terence Davies, where songs are used to express the deep emotional bonds of a community. Original recordings of Pandey’s vocals are used throughout the film, bringing new life and a much-deserved spotlight to a woman and a cultural tradition both in danger of being forgotten.

    INCOMPLETE

    India/2017/120mins/DCP/Bengali

    North American Premiere

    Director: Suman Mukhopadhyay

    Logline: Indrajit, an intelligent yet indecisive man of 35, finds himself embroiled in marital discord, romantic rivalry and intriguing secrets when he pays a visit to an old friend.

    Set in a lush, breathtaking mountain region of West Bengal, celebrated filmmaker Suman Mukhopadhyay’s latest triumph boasts a rich, vividly portrayed ensemble of characters and an intricate, unpredictable story with the resonance of a great novel. Indrajit (played by the consistently stellar Ritwick Chakraborty) is an intelligent if indecisive man of 35 on holiday from Kolkata to visit his old college friend Moloy. He arrives to find Moloy constantly battling with his neglected wife Tuki, a formidable woman seeking elsewhere for the tenderness she fails to receive at home. In town, Indrajit comes across a familiar man whose insistence that they’ve never met before clearly masks an intriguing secret. Then, Indrajit runs into an old lover and her jealous husband, setting the stage for some fierce confrontation.

    At the root of this engrossing story is Indrajit’s budding realization that his non-committal attitude towards life and love may have left him irreversibly adrift. While he may avoid the intensity of his friends’ relationships – which lead to daily shouting matches, rocks thrown through windows, threats and uncertainty – his own life has begun to feel increasingly hollow. Gorgeously filmed in an environment of towering forest trees, misty rainfall and ethereal fog, Mukhopadhyay’s film feels like the work of a master operating in peak form.

    LADY OF THE LAKE

    India/2016/71mins/DCP/Manipuri

    Los Angeles Premiere

    Director: Haobam Paban Kumar

    Logline: Both the fragile ecology of Lake Loktak and its fishing community are in danger in this breathtaking docudrama shot in Manipur.

    Beginning with the breathtaking opening shot, filmmaker Haobam Paban Kumar introduces us to a unique culture on a scale that is both intimate and panoramic. In the state of Manipur in northern India, families of fisherman live on small islands of biomass called phumdis floating on Lake Loktak. In 2011, citing pollution concerns, government authorities forcibly displaced inhabitants and burned their homes.

    Using the incident as his inspiration, Kumar has created a Medium Cool-like docudrama filmed on Loktak with non-professional actors. In one moving scene, the women of the village gather together with their small children to decry their husbands’ apathy in the face of the imminent destruction of their community. But when one of the men finds a gun on a phumdi, things go from bad to worse.

    The performers’ presentational delivery, the fiction/non-fiction hybridity, and the subtle presence of the supernatural in LADY OF THE LAKE evokes the experimentations of Werner Herzog and Apichatpong Weerasethakul. In spite of the film’s quietude, audiences are certain to find it startling, compelling and unforgettable.

    ONCE AGAIN

    India/2016/121mins/DCP/Malayalam

    U.S. Premiere

    Director: Adoor Gopalakrishnan

    Logline: Dileep gives a staggering performance as an earnest family man who can’t catch a break. But when a stroke of good luck reveals a hidden side to his personality, it’s the people who love him who have to face the consequences.

    Veteran Malayalam filmmaker Adoor Gopalakrishnan made a welcome return to the festival circuit at the Toronto International Film Festival last year with his new gripping drama ONCE AGAIN.

    In the first half of the film, Dileep plays Purushothaman, an earnest and humble man who has been unable to find a job for the past eight years. His wife, Devi, is a teacher, and she and her family have supported him all this time. Though the family members recognize Purushothaman’s diligent attempts to find work, they seem to also resent his bad luck. But everything changes when a well-paying job in Dubai suddenly comes through that changes the family’s fortunes.

    However, when Purushothaman returns, his plan to permanently provide for his family transforms Gopalakrishnan’s naturalistic drama into an unpredictable film noir. The head-spinning mid-film tonal change exemplifies the best of Eastern cinematic storytelling, a kind of narrative boldness rarely scene in mainstream Western films. Thanks to Dileep’s staggering performance as a mild-mannered man with uncharted depths, IFFLA audiences won’t be able to predict the twists and turns in store in ONCE AGAIN.

    SEXY DURGA

    India/2017/85mins/DCP/Malayalam

    Los Angeles Premiere

    Director: Sanal Kumar Sasidharan

    Logline: The fate of star crossed lovers Kabeer and Durga rests in the hands of drivers on a dark and desolate road in Kerala.

    When it won the prestigious Tiger award at Rotterdam this year, the critical responses to SEXY DURGA were both squeamish and rapturous. Was Sanal Kumar Sasidharan’s road movie about star-crossed lovers unrelentingly provocative, or a masterly exposure of the vulnerability of women in Indian society to exploitation that masquerades as chivalry? The answer is: it’s both.

    After a jaw-dropping opening sequence documenting the rites dedicated to Kali in Kerala, the audience is introduced to Kabeer and his beloved Durga, named for another facet of the goddess. They have eloped in the middle of the night, with angry families behind them and a late night journey on a desolate road ahead. Hitchhiking leaves them dependent on the good will of drivers, but the motives of the people who pick them up remain inscrutable.

    Sasidharan’s manipulation of the audience and his characters’ uncertainty is a fascinating plot engine, captured in skillfully choreographed long takes. Risk-taking cinemagoers will be rewarded with an intense and suspenseful experience that demonstrates the vanguard of independent Indian filmmaking.

    SOMETIMES (SILA SAMAYANGALIL)

    India/2016/101mins/Blu-Ray/Tamil

    LA Premiere

    Director: Priyadarshan

    Logline: For a group of strangers, the unbearable tension of waiting for HIV test results is made even more intense when they learn one has the infection in this socially groundbreaking film from master director Priyadarshan.

    In a nondescript waiting room at a medical clinic, a group of strangers waits for test results. Everyone is desperate not to admit what they have tested for: HIV. As they grow frustrated with the reality that they will have to wait until the end of the day to receive results, they come up with the idea to bribe the receptionist, who is dealing with her own personal problems and desperate for the money. She comes back with the news that only serves to make the wait more tortuous.

    While an HIV/AIDS epidemic has been spreading throughout India, popular culture has been reluctant toface it head on. Master multi-language filmmaker Priyadarshan tackles the subject with surprising humor and real humanity, showing how the disease can strike anyone, even those in the middle class. With performances by an array of familiar faces from Tamil cinema, SOMETIMES is an urgent film for our time.

    SHORT FILMS

    AABA (GRANDFATHER)

    India/2016/21mins/DCP/Apatani

    Los Angeles Premiere

    Director: Amar Kaushik

    Logline:A beautiful and haunting meditation on the transience of life, set amidst the stunning remote valleys of Arunachal Pradesh.

    In a remote valley of Aruchanal Pradesh, a young girl faces the impending death of her beloved grandfather. As she watches him meticulously prepare a comfortable resting place, she struggles to reconcile her own feelings of grief with her grandfather’s unnervingly gentle approach to dying. But even in death, life can take an unexpected turn.

    A tender and haunting meditation on life’s eternal cycle. The film won the Best Short Film award in the Generation Kplus section of the Berlin Film Festival.

    CITY OF LOVE (BHALOBASHAR SHOHOR)

    India/2016/29mins/DCP/Bengali, Hindi, English, Arabic

    World Premiere

    Director: Indranil Roychowdhury

    Logline:After fleeing war-torn Syria, a young mother in Kolkata must face the grim reality of caring for her invalid child.

    A Hindu woman elopes with her Muslim lover to Syria where he has found construction work. The couple’s dreams for a better life together appear to be well within reach, especially with the birth of a beautiful daughter. But a few years later, the woman is back in Kolkata, waiting to hear news about her husband from the Indian embassy in Damascus, and struggling to care for her invalid child.

    Masterfully directed by IFFLA alum Indranil Roychowdhury (PHORING) this gripping portrait of a decimated family’s struggle for survival captures the catastrophic consequences of war with clarity and a rawness of emotion that is at once harrowing and imperative.

    DEVI (GODDESS)

    India/2017/13mins/DCP/Hindi, Bengali, English

    World Premiere

    Director: Karishma Dube

    Logline:A young woman’s attraction for her childhood maid ignites familial and social strife within a New Delhi household.

    Harassed by her peers for exploring her sexual desires with women, Tara, an impulsive teenager, defiantly stands up against an upper middle class upbringing firmly rooted in tradition and good social standing. But her stance within New Delhi’s classist and homophobic society will be put to the test when her attraction to her childhood maid starts to wreak havoc within her family.

    Artful direction and gripping performances by Aditi Vasudev, Priyanka Bose and Tanvi Azmi shine in this piercing examination of sexuality, class and the chains of privilege.


    DISCO OBU

    India/2017/20mins/DCP/ Hindi, English, Kannada

    U.S. Premiere

    Director: Anand Kishore

    Logline: A TV crew films a day in the life of a former Bollywood superstar turned rickshaw driver, eager to capture a tragic portrait of a broken man. The only problem is, the man couldn’t be happier with his life.

    A clumsy TV crew documents a day in the life of Obu, a rickshaw driver who decades ago used to be a Bollywood sensation as the star of the film Disco Das. Determined to make a marketable tearjerker, the crew will do whatever it takes to capture a portrait of a broken man who still laments his tragic fall from riches to rags. The only problem is, Obu couldn’t be happier with his life.

    This acutely observed tale is a humorous and poignant take on the ephemeral nature of fame and man’s affection for the tragedy of others. The film won a Special Jury Mention at the Clermont-Ferrand International Film Festival.

    GUDH (NEST)

    India/2015/28mins/DCP/Nepali

    U.S. Premiere

    Director: Saurav Rai

    Logline:Delicate threads of a lost childhood unravel as a young boy recalls the rural life he led with his parents, before political strife forced him to move to the city.

    Threads of a lost childhood unravel, as a ten-year-old boy recalls the rural life he led with his parents before political strife forced him to move to the city with his grandparents.

    Evocatively photographed, this tender exploration of the profound powers of memory and the delicate fabric of childhood immerses us into a fluid world of breathtaking wonder and immense feeling. The film premiered at Cannes’ Cinefondation.

    INFILTRATOR

    Turkey/2016/15mins/DCP/Punjabi

    U.S. Premiere

    Director: Gurvinder Singh

    Logline:A curious pigeon intrudes upon the wedding preparations of a police officer, instantly igniting commotion in the security operations of the Indo-Pakistan border area.

    A curious pigeon barges into the home ofa police officer, disrupting the wedding preparations that are underway. Spotting a cryptic message on its wings, the officer takes the bird to the police station and soon an investigation is underway that causes havoc in the security operations of the Indo-Pakistan border.

    Based on true events and masterfully directed by Gurvinder Singh (THE FOURTH DIRECTION), this satirical take on the Indo-Pakistani conflict is an insightful commentary on the absurdity of rigid divides, and the whirlwinds of fear and paranoia that can turn even a symbol of peace into a fearsome enemy.

    MILES OF SAND

    India/Sweden/2016/12mins/DCP/Hindi

    North American Premiere

    Director: Sonejuhi Sinha

    Logline:Under mounting pressure from her lenders, a single mother in rural India faces an impossible dilemma.

    Working as a mourner for hire at village funerals to supplement her meager income, a single mother in Rajasthan faces an impossible dilemma when the village elders demand repayment of their loan.

    Formidably performed by the talented Tannishtha Chatterjee (PARCHED, ISLAND CITY) and evocatively photographed amidst a vast arid landscape, this haunting character study rises into a powerful outcry against a patriarchal society’s deep-rooted system of legitimized abuse.

    SPICE SISTERS

    Australia/2016/15mins/DCP/English

    North American Premiere

    Director: Sheila Jayadev

    Logline:Tired of slaving over delicious meals that are taken for granted by their own families, two middle-aged women decide to spice things up by pursuing a place on a popular reality cooking show.

    Tired of slaving over delicious meals that are taken for granted by their own families, Rohini and Asha, two middle-aged Indian women living in suburban Australia, decide to spice things up by setting their sights on winning a spot on the nation’s most popular reality cooking show.

    A heartfelt tale of disillusionment turns into a joyous celebration of the mighty untapped potential of middle age, for those who believe that dreams do not have an expiration date.

    SWEETHEART (KAMUKI)

    India/2016/24mins/DCP/Malayalam

    North American Premiere

    Director: Christo Tomy

    Logline:When a feisty teenager discovers she is pregnant, nothing can stop her from reclaiming her estranged boyfriend back into her life.

    When Divya, a feisty school girl, discovers she is pregnant, nothing can stop her from tracking down her estranged boyfriend and claiming him back into her life.

    Delicate emotions are examined with impeccable precision in this intimate and nuanced exploration of the ephemeral nature of young love and its mighty illusions, that are forces to be reckoned with. The film won an Indian National Award for Direction.

    THE KILL

    India/USA/2016/15mins/DCP/Marathi

    Los Angeles Premiere

    Director: Anay Tarnekar

    Logline:A man’s trusting relationship with another wild beast is put to the test.

    Loathed by his wife for drinking away her meager income and facing pressure from his lenders, a debt-ridden tribal man in central India struggles to keep afloat. When an opportunity arises for the man to shed the web of shame he’s been living under, his trusting relationship with a formidable beast will be put to the test.

    Silences speak loudly in this haunting examination of man’s eternal rivalry with nature, framed by evocative visuals, and anchored by engrossing performances from Girish Kulkarni and Radhika Apte.

     

     


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    The first edition of the Frontières Finance & Packaging Forum successfully concluded after 3 days of meetings, strategy sessions and networking from February 16-18 in Amsterdam. This collaborative initiative between the Fantasia International Film Festival and the Marché du Film - Festival de Cannes, and hosted in Amsterdam with the support of the Netherlands Film Fund, served as an invitational incubator for genre film projects in the late stages of financing. It officially marked the launch of the major partnership between the Marché du Film and Fantasia, as the first joint event in a 3-stop slate of networking and market opportunities for genre film projects at various stages in development & financing.

    Doreen Boonekamp, CEO of the Netherlands Film Fund: We are pleased that the Frontieres Financing and Packaging Forum has been successful to all participants and experts and very happy that Amsterdam turned out to be a perfect location!

    12 genre projects from across Europe and North America in the final stages of financing participated in the Amsterdam-based Forum. Project helmers included producers Julie Baines (DETOUR), Katie Holly (LOVE & FRIENDSHIP), Sophia Lin (COMPLIANCE, TAKE SHELTER), Magnus Paulsson (SHELLEY), and Casey Walker (THE VOID). 25 industry leaders from across Europe and North America specializing in finance, packaging & distribution were invited to meet with the projects via group strategy sessions, one to one meetings, and a proof of concept development lab. Represented organizations included experts from CBS Films, Creativity Capital, Epic Pictures, IFC Films, Magnolia Pictures, Motion Picture Capital, MPI Media Group, Soda Pictures, Vertigo Releasing, Universal Pictures International, and XYZ Films. The Forum also featured a case study of past Frontières project RAW (dir. Julia Ducournau), with producers Jean Des Forêts (Petit Film) and Jean Yves Roubin (Frakas Productions), who met at the 2014 edition of the Frontières market in Brussels, followed by a Dutch Avant-Premiere screening of the film RAW at the EYE Institute.

    Jérôme Paillard, Executive Director, Marché du Film - Festival de Cannes: The Amsterdam Forum brought together a very high level of expertise within the group of 60 professionals present for 3 days. The projects all in advanced stage of development took advantage of the participation of these seasoned experts invited to focus on this qualitative selection of projects. We look forward to welcoming them all at the Marché du Film next May.

    Next step for Frontières will be in May in Cannes at the Marché du Film where the 12 Forum projects will unveil their completed proofs of concept to the international market during a screening on Saturday May 20. The proof of concept presentation will be a featured activity in the Frontières Platform in Cannes, a dedicated section of networking activities and presentations geared towards the genre film industry.

    Other Frontières Platform events in Cannes include Frontières Goes to Cannes, a screening of footage from 4 work-in-progress films on Sunday May 21, and participation in the Fantastic Fanatics Mixer.

    Julie Bergeron, Head of Industry Programs at the Marché du Film - Festival de Cannes: The Amsterdam Frontières Forum, our first joint initiative with Fantasia, proved to be a good moment for the projects in-between Frontières in Montreal in July and the Marché du Film next May in Cannes. The event gathered a selective group of seasoned experts to meet and discuss in-depth with the projects to prepare them better for their pitching in Cannes. We are very excited to present, for the first time in Cannes, a “proof of concept” screening of high quality genre films. Mark your agenda for the morning of Saturday May 20!

    Lindsay Peters, director of Frontières & industry director at the Fantasia International Film Festival: After 8 editions of our co-production market, this collaboration with the Marché du Film will bring Frontières to a new level and provide expanded networking opportunities for the genre community. The Forum in Amsterdam is our first step in creating a new format for collaborative development and financing strategies for genre films, which will continue in Cannes at the Platform events, as well as at the Fantasia market in July.

    The Frontières Finance & Packaging Forum is co-funded by the Creative Europe programme of the European Union, and was made possible thanks to the support of the Netherlands Film Fund, Wallimage, the Imagine Film Festival and the Eye Film Institute.

    The Frontières Platform in Cannes will take place May 20-21 at the Marché du Film - Festival de Cannes; submissions are open until March 1 for the work-in-progress presentation Frontières Goes to Cannes. The 9th edition of the Frontières International Co-Production Market will take place July 20-23 at the Fantasia International Film Festival in Montreal.

    Submissions for projects in development and early financing are open until March 24. 


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    Looking back over the recently completed 69th installment of the Berlin Film Festival I must say it was one of the best in recent memory. The weather, as to be expected in February in Berlin, was bad -- freezing, then rainy --  but this is good for staying inside to watch films.  The social scene was as lively as ever, especially with the Golden Bear Lounge next to the press conference room to hop in and out of between screenings --

    the perfect place for quick meetings with old friends.

    As for the selection of films, with over 300 entries to choose from in a diversity of sidebars, Panorama, Forum, Retrospectives, etc.

    the Berlinale is something like playing the lottery. Aside from a few "old reliables" -- directors and actors whose work you know -- much of the selection is from unknowns and remote corners of the world. I did manage to see eleven of the eighteen films in competition and a total of 27 films in nine days, plus a number of interesting press conferences, always a highlight of the Berlin week.

    To start with, the opening film, Django, about the famed mid-century gypsy guitarist, Django Reinhardt, was a memorable landmark with an incredible performance by French actor RedaKateb.  Most competition films, however, were about bad personal relationships and an ordeal to sit through. What ever happened to films about good relationships? -- They are obviously not favored by the climate of the times. Fortunately there is no law that says you have to sit through a "feel bad" film to the bitter end and so half a dozen psychological ordeal films resulted in an early walkout. The comp films were about evenly divided between ordeals and nonordeals. The winning film, Ildiko Eniko's Hungarian entry, "About Body and Soul" was a delight, and two other films interesting purely from an ethnic standpoint: "Felicité" set in Kinshasa, the capital of Congo and spoken in the Lingala language, and "One Thousand Ropes" set in a Samoan ghetto in New Zealand, probably the first film ever spoken in Samoan. Both were however personal Ordeal films. 

    Among highlights, memorable films outside of the competition section were the following:

    "The Kings Choice",  a WW II  historic drama from Norway about King Hakon's difficult decision not to cave in to the invading Germans; "Viceroy House", also an historical drama set in 1947 and showing the brutal partition of India from the British point of view; "The World on a Wire" a little known 1974 made for TV scifi fantasy drama by Rainer Werner Fassbinder, similar to The Matrix, but preceding it by ten years -- a true mind bender; Agnieska Holland's Polish drama "Spoor" calling for an end to the slaughter of wildlife, with an older woman as the central figure; The French pas-de-deux "Midwife" (Sage-Femme) involving French stars Catherine Deneuve and Catherine Frot, as an alienated mother- daughter reconciling -- Among the retrospectives; The classic Hollywood "War of the Worlds" 1953, with marvelous special effects by Hungarian FX master George Pal, long before the age of artificial computer illusions; finally  Francis Coppola's unique Gangster Musical, "The Cotton Club" of 1974. 

    What it came down to was at least one memorable film every day,  topped off on the very last day by Finnish master of laconic celluloid wit, Aki Kaurismäki's latest, "The Other Side of Hope" which takes a non-judgemental but highly incisive look at Muslim immigration in Finland, a very hot issue these days in Germany. Kaurismäkis press conference was one of the high points of the Berlin week and, true to form since he is known as a heavy drinker, Aki was too loaded to take the stage to accept his Best Director Silver Bear award on closing night -- a perfect windup to an excellent film festival.

      


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    The Tokyo International Film Festival (TIFF) will celebrate its 30th anniversary in 2017, with festivities running from October 25 to November 3 at Roppongi Hills, EX Theater and other venues in Tokyo.

    TIFF was launched in 1985 as Japan’s first major film festival and in the ensuing years, shown a spotlight on excellent films and filmmakers from around the world, screening overs 5,000 films. In 2016, the 29th TIFF expanded its main venues to include EX Theater, and drew 181,031 attendees.

    The 30th anniversary edition of TIFF will pursue enhancements in every area, as the festival strives to attract leading filmmakers, to expand its discovery of emerging talents, and to serve as a nexus for cultural interaction between films and cinema lovers, beyond national borders.

    The TIFF team appreciates your ongoing support and interest in the Tokyo International Film Festival.
    See you in Tokyo in 2017!

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    30th Tokyo International Film Festival
    Date: October 25 (Wed.) – November 3 (Fri.), 2017
    Venues: Roppongi Hills, EX Theater and other venues in Tokyo
    Hosted by: UNIJAPAN
    Official Website: www.tiff-jp.net

    *Film submissions for the 30th Tokyo International Film Festival will be accepted from late April, 2017.

     

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