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    Toronto Dailies September 4 September 14

    TIFF 14 Day 2

    DAY 2: Today is Bill Murray Day! Cameron Bailey's Day 2 Picks PHOENIX | Visa Screening Room (Elgin) | 6PM EDEN | Ryerson Theatre | 5:45PM MAGICAL GI...
     

    TIFF 14 DAY 1: The Festival Begins Today!

          Cameron Bailey’s Day 1 Picks Five unmissable titles: SCARLET INNOCENCE | Ryerson Theatre | 6PM CLOUDS OF SILS MARIA | Princess of Wales Theatre | 9:45PM DEAREST | Winter Garden Theatre | 4PM CORBO | Scotiabank 13 | 8:15PM THE DEAD LANDS | Ryerson Theatre | 9PM       &n...
     

    05.09.2014 | Toronto Film Festival Dailies's blog | 4 reads

    RADiUS secures acquisitions of rights to THE LAST 5 YEARS by Richard LaGravenese

     
    RADiUS is proud to announce one of the first major acquisitions of the 2014 Toronto International Film Festival, with North American rights to THE LAST 5 YEARS, Richard LaGravenese’s (BEHIND THE CANDELABRA) big screen adaptation of the 2002 Off-Broadway musical by Tony Award winning composer and lyricist Jason Robert Brown.  Anna Kendrick and Jeremy Jordan (“Smash”) star in LaGravenese’s highly anticipated film.    THE LAST 5 YEARS will celebrate its wo...
     

    MANIFESTO Culture. Ideas. Action. Screenings supported by Manifesto Community Projects.

     
    May Allah Bless France! Abd Al Malik | France French rapper, author, and spoken word artist Abd Al Malik makes his directorial debut with this adaptation of his 2004 autobiography, chronicling his upbringing in the crime- and drug-ridden streets of Strasbourg and his life-changing encounters with hip hop and religion. ...
     

    NEXT WAVE For the next generation of movie lovers: selections approved by our youth-driven TIFF Next Wave Committee.

    Men, Women & Children Jason Reitman | USA The latest feature from Jason Reitman (Up in the Air, Labor Day) follows a group of teenagers and their parents as they attempt to navigate the many ways the internet has changed their relationships, their communication, their self-image, and their love lives. A sterling ensemble cast includes Judy Greer, Adam Sandler, Jennifer Garner, Rosemarie DeWitt, Ansel Elgort, J.K. Simmmons, and Emma Th...
     

    VANGUARD Provocative, sexy… possibly dangerous. This is what's next.

     
    Alleluia Fabrice Du Welz | France/Belgium French fear jockey Fabrice Du Welz (Calvaire, Vinyan) returns with this tale of star-crossed romance and straight-up carnage, based on the true story of 1960s "Lonely Hearts Killers" Martha Beck and Ray Fernandez. The Duke of Burgundy Peter Strickland | United Kingdom British filmmaker Peter Strickland follows his eerie Festival hitBerberian Sound St...
     

    FUTURE PROJECTIONS Taking the moving image from the cinema to the gallery — and beyond.

    Anna and the Tower Anna and the Tower is a 3-channel installation co-commissioned by TIFF and the Goethe-Institut Toronto that conflates documentary and performance. Filmed in an under-utilized airport outside of Berlin that was once a Soviet airbase, the work conveys both a sense of latency and expectation, and a desire to will events into being.  Co-commissioned by the Goethe-Institut Toronto and Toronto International Film Festival, 2014. Presen...
     

    SHORT CUTS INTERNATIONAL The world. In short form.

     
    Short Cuts International Programme 1 | An accident at the supermarket turns into an international event; a day on the job has life-altering repercussions; an unexpected connection leaves an electric impression... Serendipity, circumstance and dumb luck combine in unforgettable ways in this package of stellar international short films.  This programme is rated 14A. ...
     

    MIDNIGHT MADNESS The wild side: midnight screenings of the best in action, horror, shock and fantasy cinema.

     
    Big Game Jalmari Helander | Finland/Germany/United Kingdom Trapped in the wilderness after Air Force One is forced down by a terrorist attack, the President of the United States (Samuel L. Jackson) must rely on the survival skills of a 13-year-old woodsman, in this thriller co-starring Ray Stevenson, Jim Broadbent and Felicity Huffman. Cub Jonas Govaerts&...
     

    SHORT CUTS CANADA The best short films from emerging and established Canadian filmmakers.

     
              Short Cuts Canada Programme 1 | Headlined by newly restored animations by the great Norman McLaren, this programme muses on the many facets of fame with tales of war heroes, TV stars and local mayors. Short Cuts Canada Programme 2 | From the most intimate spheres to the wide open spaces, this programme explores ...
     

    CITY TO CITY Bringing international cities to Toronto audiences. A snapshot of where's hot right now. Focus on Seoul

    Alive Park Jung-bum | South Korea A simple labourer in a remote mountain village is driven to despe...
     

    TIFF KIDS Entertaining and illuminating: family films from around the world.

     
    Labyrinthus Douglas Boswell | Belgium A young boy is sucked into the digitized world of a mysterious video game, in this visually dazzling adventure. Paper Planes Robert Connolly | Australia In a small town in Western Australia, an estranged father and son (Sam Worthington and Ed Oxenbould) are brought back together as the boy prepares for the World...
     

    05.09.2014 | Toronto Film Festival Dailies's blog | 21 reads

    WAVELENGTHS Daring, visionary and autonomous voices. Films that expand our notions of cinema.

    Wavelengths 1: Open Forms |   Wavelengths 2: Something in the Atmosphere |   Wavelengths 3: Tales Told |   Wavelengths 4: Night Noon |   Against Landscape Joshua Gen Solondz | USA Josh Solondz creates a startling work of land art in thi...
     

    CONTEMPORARY WORLD SPEAKERS Watch, experience, and participate in post-screening discussions with film directors and subject ex

    CGRT   Charlie's Country Rolf de Heer | Australia The great Australian actor David Gulpilil (Walkabout...
     

    CONTEMPORARY WORLD CINEMA Compelling stories, global perspectives.

    Aire Libre Anahí Berneri | Argentina The long-time marriage between a seemingly happy Buenos Aires couple begins to disintegrate just as they are on the verge of realizing their dream of an idyllic life outside the city, in this charged family drama from Argentinian director Anahí Berneri. Amour Fou Jessica Hausner | Austria/Luxembourg/Germany Austrian auteur Jessica Hausner crafts an exquisi...
     

    Docs at TIFF

    Beats of the Antonov Hajooj Kuka | Sudan/South Africa Director Hajooj Kuka immerses us in the world of the Sudanese farmers, herders and rebels of the Blue Nile and Nuba Mountain regions, who defiantly celebrate their heritage and tend their lands in the face of a government bombing campaign. I Am Here Fan Lixin | China Lixin Fan, director of the award-winning Last...
     

    Discovery : Directors to watch. The future of world cinema.

     
    '71 Yann Demange | United Kingdom In the divided city of Belfast at the height of The Troubles, a rookie British soldier (Jack O'Connell, Starred Up) finds himself separated from his unit and lost in IRA-controlled territory, in this gripping fusion of charged political drama and action-thriller. ...
     

    Mavericks / onstage conversations with industry leaders in TIFF

     
    Engaging onstage conversations with leaders in the film industry and beyond.         The 50 Year Argument Martin Scorsese, David Tedeschi | USA Martin Scorsese co-directs this documentary tribute to the New York Review of Books, whose six-decade history saw it frequently on the frontlines of cultural and political debate. Do I Sound Gay? David T...
     

    Special Presentations at TIFF

     
    High-profile premieres and the world's leading filmmakers.   99 Homes Ramin Bahrani | USA Desperate to save his family home, an unemployed construction worker (Andrew Garfield) joins an unscrupulous realtor (Michael Shannon) in the dirty business of foreclosing on the disenfranchised, in this enthralling and timely drama from acclaimed director Ramin Bahrani (Man Push Cart, Chop Shop). ...
     

    Mastsers at TIFF

     
    MASTERS   The latest from the world's most influential art-house filmmakers.       1001 Grams Bent Hamer | Norway/Germany/France A recently divorced, work-obsessed lab technician finds herself encountering a whole new world of experience when she attends an important scientific conference in Paris, in this charmingly offbeat comedy from Norwegian master Bent Hamer (K...
     

    Gala Presentations at TIFF

     
    Movie stars. Red-carpet premieres. Major audience interest.         Black and White Mike Binder | USA An attorney (Kevin Costner) struggling to raise his biracial granddaughter after the deaths of his wife and daughter becomes embroiled in a custody battle with the child’s pa...
     

    TIFF Launch of the exhibition celebrating the life and work of legendary film auteur Stanley Kubrick

    TIFF® announced today the lineup of special guests and events that will enhance the in-cinema experience and complement the upcoming exhibition celebrating the life and work of legendary film auteur Stanley Kubrick. Stanley Kubrick will make its Canadian premiere at TIFF Bell Lightbox on October 31, 2014 until January 25, 2015. More than a decade has passed since Kubrick was honoured with a retrospective in Toronto, and the exhibition will be accompanied by the comprehensive look at his oe...
     

    News from TIFF, what to expect in Toronto

     
    TIFF INDUSTRY PROGRAMME DELIGHTS DELEGATES WITH NOTABLE ADDITIONS The Toronto International Film Festival® announced additional experts and bold new partnerships to join the TIFF Industry programme today. The stellar lineup at the Glenn Gould Studio and Vimeo Industry Convergence Centre (250 Front Street West), home of the Festival Industry Conference, promises to impress and inspire delegates with an unrivalled experience for film industry professionals. ...
     

    September 5 is named Bill Murray Day

     
      “Human sacrifice, dogs and cats living together… mass hysteria!” — Dr. Peter Venkman, Ghostbusters TORONTO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL NAMES SEPTEMBER 5 BILL MURRAY DAY Special FREE screenings of Ghostbusters, Stripes and Groundhog Day and the world premiere of St. Vincent TORONTO — The Toronto International Film Festival® has dedicated one day of its 2014 edition to a celebration of the charismatic, wise-cracking, com...
     
     

    Digital Gym

    Venice Dailies August 27 September 6

    Editor Thelma Schoonmaker received The Golden Lion for Lifetime Achievement with a video message from Martin Scorsese

    Tuesday September 2nd, at 5.15 pm in the Sala Grande (Palazzo del Cinema) 09 | 02 | 2014 With a video-message from Martin Scorsese The award ceremony for the Golden Lion for Lifetime Achievement to Thelma Schoomaker will be held on Tuesday September 2nd at 5.15 pm in the Sala Grande (Palazzo del Cinema) (access: public, all accredited visitors).During the ceremony a video-message from Martin Scorsese will be projecte...
     

    Manglehorn press conference 71st Venice Film Festival

    Press conference and red carpet of "Manglehorn" (Venezia 71) Cinema|Showing Manglehorn David Gordon Green   Reclusive small town locksmith Angelo Manglehorn has never quite recovered from losing the love of his life, Clara. Fixated on her memory, he feels closer to his beloved cat than the people around him and prefers to find comfort in his work and daily routine. Still, he forges on with his tenuous human connections, maintaining intermittent contact with...
     

    71st Venice Film Festival - 99 Homes in competition

    Photocall, press conference and red carpet of "99 Homes" (in Competition) 99 HOMES - RAMIN BAHRANI   Synopsis Around the world everyone knows that honest hard work gets you nowhere. In sunny Orlando, Florida, proud and desperate construction worker Dennis Nash is evicted from his home by a charismatic, gun-toting real-estate broker Mike Carver, and is forced to move his mom and young son into a shabby motel. All is lost, until an unexpected opportunity allow...
     

    71st Venice Film Festival - 3 coeurs Benoit Jacquot and his actresses

    Press conference and red carpet of "3 coeurs" (Venezia 71) ...
     

    Video excerpts press conference of Nymphomaniac Volume II - 71st Venice Film Festival

    Press conference, photocall and red carpet of "Nymphomaniac Volume II" (Out of Competition) ...
     

    Giornate degli Autori - Venice Days

     
    Independent section promoted by the Italian Association of Filmmakers ANAC and 100 Autori >> ADRIÁN BINIEZ - EL CINCO DE TALLERES Argentina, 100' Esteban Lamothe, Julieta Zyllberberg LAURENT CANTET - RETOUR À ITHAQUE France, Belgium, 95' Jorge Perugorría, Isabel Santos, Pedro Julio Díaz Ferran, Fernando Hechevarria SHAWN CHRISTENSEN - BEFORE I DISAPPEAR USA, UK, 98' Shawn Christensen, Fatima Ptace...
     

    International Critics’ Week in Venice

    A series of 7 films – debut works – independently organized by a commission nominated by the SNCCI >>    SUHA ARRAF - VILLA TOUMA , 85' Ula Tabari, Nisreen Faour, Cherien Dabis, Maria Zreik DIEGO BIANCHI - ARANCE E MARTELLO (THE MARKET) [CLOSING FILM - OUT OF COMPETITION SPECIAL EVENT] Italy, 105' Diego Bianchi, Giulia Mancini, Lorena Cesarini, Francesca Acquaroli, Luciano Miele, Ludovico Tersigni, Emanue...
     

    Orizzonti An international competition dedicated to films that represent the latest aesthetic and expressive trends in internati

     
    Orizzonti line up     NAJI ABU NOWAR - THEEB Jordan, United Arab Emirates, Qatar, Great Britain, 100' Jacir Eid, Hassan Mutlag, Hussein Salameh, Marji Audeh, Jack Fox SALOMÉ ALEXI - KREDITIS LIMITI (LINE OF CREDIT) Georgia, Germany, France, 85' Nino Kasradze, Zanda Ioseliani, Ana Kacheishvili MICHELE ALHAIQUE - SENZA NESSUNA PIETÀ Italy, 98' Pierfrancesco Favino, Greta Scarano, Claudio Gio&eg...
     

    Out of Competition Important works by directors already established in previous editions of the Festival

     
    Out of Competition line up GUILLERMO ARRIAGA, EMIR KUSTURICA, AMOS GITAI, MIRA NAIR, WARWICK THORNTON, HECTOR BABENCO, BAHMAN GHOBADI, HIDEO NAKATA, ÁLEX DE LA IGLESIA - WORDS WITH GODS Mexico, USA, 129' Yaël Abecassis, Masatoshi Nagase, Pepon Nieto, Emir Kusturica, Damian Bichir, Yilmaz Erdogan, Chico Diaz, Miranda Tapsell, Ram Kapoor PETER BOGDANOVICH - SHE’S FUNNY THAT WAY USA, 93' Owen Wilson, Imogen Poots, Jennif...
     

    Venezia 71 International competition of feature films, presented as world premieres

    FATIH AKIN - THE CUT Germany, France, Italy, Russia, Canada, Poland, Turkey, 138' Tahar Rahim, Akin Gazi, Simon Abkarian, George Georgiou ROY ANDERSSON - EN DUVA SATT PÅ EN GREN OCH FUNDERADE PÅ TILLVARON (A PIGEON SAT ON A BRANCH REFLECTING ON EXISTENCE)Sweden, Germany, Norway, France, 101' Holger Andersson, Nisse Vestblom RAMIN BAHRANI - 99 HOMES ...
     

    Renault is the new sponsor of Venice

    Until the 6th of September 2014, Renault will provide travel for the world’s biggest stars as Al Pacino, Uma Thurman, Edward Norton, Viggo Mortensen, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Catherine Deneuve during the prestigious “Mostra Internazionale d’Arte Cinematografica della Biennale di Venezia”. Renault is stepping up its commitment to the cinema by becoming a sponsor of for the first time. The brand’s ...
     

    NYMPHOMANIAC, PART II - directors uncut version Thinly veiled porno, or a philosophical masterpiece?

    by Alex Deleon <filmfestivals.com>    Stellan Skarsgard and Charlotte Gainsbourg seated and getting ready to watch themselves on the screen at Sala Darsena, Venice in NYMPHOMANIAC, Director's Cut vol II -- this pic was snapped over the heads of a horde of surrounding fans all snapping away madly when the film's Protagonists entered the hall, accompanied by Uma Thurman who was only in Part I   The short version of N2 is already out on the street but...
     

    Golden Lion for Lifetime Achievement to Frederick Wiseman

        08 | 29 | 2014   Two American filmmakers, film editor Thelma Schoonmaker and film director Frederick Wiseman, are the recipients of the Golden Lions for Lifetime Achievement of the 71st Venice International Film Festival (27 August – 6 September 2014).   The decision was made by the Board of Directors of the Biennale di Venezia chaired by Paolo Baratta, on the recommendation of ...
     

    Frances McDormand received the Persol Tribute to Visionary Talent Award 2014

    The new project, Olive Kitteridge to screen Out of Competition 08 | 31 | 2014 the award ceremony held on Monday September 1st at 4.30 pm in the Sala Grande The Biennale di Venezia and Persol are pleased to announce that the American actress Frances McDormand has been awarded the Persol Tribute to Visionary Talent Award 2014 at the Venice International Film Festival.   In commenting on this aw...
     

    James Franco awarded the Jaeger-Le Coultre Glory to the Filmmaker 2014 of the Venice Film Festival

    His new film The Sound and the Fury to screen Out of Competition 09 | 03 | 2014 Award Ceremony in the Sala Grande (Palazzo del Cinema) on 5th September at 2:30 pm The Biennale di Venezia and Jaeger-LeCoultre are pleased to announce that the multi-talented American filmmaker James Franco has been awarded the Jaeger-LeCoultre Glory to the Filmmaker 2014 prize, dedicated to a personality who has made an original contr...
     

    Art House exhibition sector plans its future in Venice

     
    The 11th edition of Art Cinema = Action + Management, the only training for professionals of the art house industry came to a close on Monday, September 1st after a 7 day intense programme. This training course, which took place on the Venetian Island of San Servolo within the framework of the MEDIA Programme of the European Union and during the Venice Film Festival, remains today the only international meeting for professionals of the art house industry and particularl...

     

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    Montreal Dailies WRAP August 21 - September 1

     

    Full Coverage of Montreal FFM 2014

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    http://www.filmfestivals.com/files/images/u5518/IMG_9128_0.JPG Cape Nostalgia presentation in Montreal FFM 2014 and Two Awards   FUSHIGI NA MISAKI NO MONOGATARI / CAPE NOSTALGIA 2014, Colour, Japan, World Competition    Production Team Director : Izuru Narushima Screenwriter : Masato Kato, Teruo Abe. D'apres le roman/Based on the novel: Niji No Misaki No Kissaten. De/By: Akio Morisawa Cinematographer : Mutsuo Naganuma Editor : Hideaki Cohata Cast : ...
     

    Cape Nostalgia presentation in Montreal FFM 2014 and Two Awards

    FUSHIGI NA MISAKI NO MONOGATARI / CAPE NOSTALGIA 2014, Colour, Japan, World Competition    Production Team Director : Izuru Narushima Screenwriter : Masato Kato, Teruo Abe. D'apres le roman/Based on the novel: Niji No Misaki No Kissaten. De/By: Akio Morisawa Cinematographer : Mutsuo Naganuma Editor : Hideaki Cohata Cast : Sayuri Yoshinaga, Hiroshi Abe, Yuko Takeuchi, Tsurube Shofukutei, Takeo Nakahara, Renji Ishibashi, Masakane Yonekura ...
     

    Awards of The World Film Festival Montreal 2014

    Check our videos  Montreal FFM 2014 closing excerpts - Awards FFM 38 2014 Slideshow   Jury President : SERGIO CASTELLITTO, director and actor (Italy) RACHID BOUCHAREB, director (France-Algeria) ANDRÉANNE BOURNIVAL, cinéma professional (Canada) FRIDRIK THOR FRIDRIKSSON, director and producer (Iceland) ANA TORRENT, actress (Spain) JANE ZHANG, singer and actress (China)   FEATURE FILMS   Grand prix des Americas: OBEDIE...
     

    Montreal World Film Festival 2014 Opening Night with Claude Lelouch

    Serge Losique founder and director of Montreal World Film Festival introducing director Claude Lelouche of France. Up close and personal. Festival de film du Monde de Montreal l'ouverture avec cinéaste Claude Lelouch. ...
     

    Montreal offered the world premiere of "Pure Life"

    The Montreal World Film Festival (August 21st to September 1st), will be presenting the world premiere of "Pure Life", the first feature film by French director Jeremy Banster.  Produced by Cantina Studio, the film tells the true story of explorer Raymond Maufrais on his last expedition to the Amazon Rainforest in French Guyana in 1949. The movie, an intimate adventure filmed in the heart of the Amazon rainforest, represented somewhat of a challenge taken by the director ...
     

    The Hero (from Kosovo) in Montreal FFM 2014

      Synopsis The main character is a man of principles and virtues who becomes prey to a human drama imposed by social, political and economic circumstances.The war is over. The soldier named Shkëmb returns home. Many come to thank him and testify for his courage to save the local population during the war. But over time his sacrifice is forgotten and things start to change. He continues to live in a tent, a charity by humanitarian organizations, under difficult living co...
     

    Interview with Mauro John Capece, The Sculpture

    LA SCULTURA / THE SCULPTURE   2014, Colour, Italy, Focus on World Cinema    Production Team Director : Mauro John Capece Screenwriter : Mauro John Capece, Corinna Coroneo Cinematographer : Marco Fracassa Editor : Francesca Pasquaretta Cast : Corinna Coroneo, Adrien Liss, Perpaolo Capovilla, Flavio Sciolè, Gabrielle Silvestrini, Kyrham Music : India Czajkowska Film production and Sales : Prod.: Evoque - Officina d&...
     

    MONTREAL FFM 38 Interview with LUIS URQUIZA Perfect Obedience

    Mexican Director, Luis Urquiza in Official Competition, Obediencia perfecta. Perfect Obedience. OBEDIENCIA PERFECTA / PERFECT OBEDIENCE 2013, Colour, Mexico, World Competition      Production Team Director : Luiz Urquiza Mondragon Screenwriter : Luis Urquiza, Ernesto Alcocer. D'après/Based on: Tercer grado de obediencia perfecta. De/By: Ernesto Alcocer Cinematographer : Serguei Saldívar Tanaka Editor : Jorge Macaya Cast&nbs...
     

    MONTREAL FFM 38 Interview with VANESSA QUINTANILLA

     
    Video by Leopoldo Soto VANESSA QUINTANILLA, presenting "La última cena " at Cine imperial. ...
     

    MONTREAL FFM 38 Interview with SOFIA ESPINOSA

    Video by Leopoldo Soto  SOFIA ESPINOSA, actress in the mexican movie "Los bañistas".   LOS BAÑISTAS / OPEN CAGE 2014, Colour, Mexico, First Films World Competition    Production Team Director : Max Zunino Screenwriter : Sofía Espinosa, Max Zunino Cinematographer : Daniela Ludlow Editor : Yoame Escamilla Cast : Juan Carlos Colombo, Sofía Espinosa, Harold Torres, Susana Salazar, Armando Espitia ...
     

    MONTREAL FFM 38 Interview with MAX ZUNINO for Open Cage - Los Bañistas

    (Video by Leopoldo Soto) MAX ZUNINO , mexican director, screened film LOS BAÑISTAS, in First Film Competition. LOS BAÑISTAS / OPEN CAGE 2014, Colour, Mexico, First Films World Competition    Production Team Director : Max Zunino Screenwriter : Sofía Espinosa, Max Zunino Cinematographer : Daniela Ludlow Editor : Yoame Escamilla Cast : Juan Carlos Colombo, Sofía Espinosa, Harold Torres, Susana Salazar, Armando Esp...
     

    MONTREAL FFM 38 Interview with JUAN MANUEL BERNAL

    Interview by Leopoldo Soto of the Mexican actor Juan Manuel Bernal, performed in OBEDIENCIA PERFECTA, in official competition   OBEDIENCIA PERFECTA / PERFECT OBEDIENCE 2013, Colour, Mexico, World Competition  Production Team Director : Luiz Urquiza Mondragon Screenwriter : Luis Urquiza, Ernesto Alcocer. D'après/Based on: Tercer grado de obediencia perfecta. De/By: Ernesto Alcocer Cinematographer : Serguei Saldívar Tanaka Editor&nb...
     

    MONTREAL FFM 38 Yakie Ayalon. "Morning"

    Yakie Ayalon; Video by Leopoldo Soto Student Film Festival, Jury Award. for "Morning", (Tel Aviv University, Israel).   ...
     

    MONTREAL FFM 38 . Adrian Wallace

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    Video by Leopoldo Soto  PILL UP YOUR PANTS UP Best Canadian Doc at the Student Fest.This young lady represented the winner :-)   ...
     

    MONTREAL FFM 38o Interview on KURMANJAN DATKA biopic by Shuyk Sher

    (Video by Leopoldo Soto) KURMANJAN DATKA QUEEN OF THE MOUNTAINS / QUEEN OF THE MOUNTAINS 2014, Colour, Kyrgyzstan, Focus on World Cinema    Production Team Director : Sadyk Sher-Niyaz Screenwriter : Sadyk Sher-Niyaz, Bakytbek Turdubaev, Sultan Raev Cinematographer : Murat Aliyev Editor : Eldiyar Madakim Cast : Egemberdi Bekbovliev, Aleksandr Balbekin, Duyshon Baytobotov, Akylbek Muratalive, Alykul Isakov, Aybek Kokeev Music : Bakyt Niy...
     

    MONTREAL FFM 38 Video Introduction to the team behind Memory of the Olive Trees

    Video by Leopoldo Soto LA MEMORIA DE LOS OLIVOS / THE MEMORY OF THE OLIVE TREES 2013, B/W, Spain, Focus on World Cinema  Production Team Director : Raúl Romera Morilla Screenwriter : Raúl Romera Morilla Cinematographer : Raúl Romera Morilla Editor : Raúl Romera Morilla Cast : Marta Serrano, Victor Lamas, Mireia Muguiondo, Max Blanco, Marisa D. Rivas, Antonio Augusto Music : Alberto Bracero Film production an...
     

    MONTREAL FFM 38 Interview with DOINA WEBER The Last Dance

    (Video by Leopoldo Soto) DER LETZTE TANZ / THE LAST DANCE 2014, Colour, Austria, World Competition    Production Team Director : Houchang Allahyari Screenwriter : Houchang Allahyari, Daniel Kundi, August Staudenm Cinematographer : Peter Roehsler Editor : Michaela Muellner Cast : Emi Mangold, Daniel Straesser, Doina Weber, Marion Mitterhammer, Fritz Karl, Ines Kratzmüller, Marie-Therese Lind Music : Erdem Tunakan Film production an...
     

    MONTREAL FFM 38 Interview with DEMIAN BICHIR

      Demián Bichir, prestigious mexican actor, nominated for the Oscar; presents in MFF, the argentinian film , Death in Buenos Aires. Interview by Leopoldo Soto ...
     

    MONTREAL FFM 38 Interview with LUCIA LOZANO

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    Video by Leopoldo Soto Lucia Lozanop, mexican student from Simon Fraser; Vancouver, presented in Student Film Festival, her shortfilm "Objective life". ...
     

    MONTREAL FILM FESTIVAL 38o LILIAN SEPULVEDA

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    (Video by Leopoldo Soto). LILiaNA SEPULVEDA, mexican student at Simon Fraser University; Vancouver, participates at Student Film Festival International Competition at MONTREAL FILM FESTIVAL 38o,with short film "Naked Eye" about nude models for painters.   ...
     

    MONTREAL FILM FESTIVAL 38o HAROLD TORRES, "González".

    GONZALEZ 2013, Colour, Mexico, First Films World Competition  Harold Torres, emerging mexican actor, presents film "González" at 38o Festival Films du Monde. Video by Leopoldo de Soto Production Team Director : Christian Díaz Pardo Screenwriter : Fernando del Razo, Christian Díaz Pardo Cinematographer : Juan Pablo Ramírez Editor : León Felipe González Cast : Carlos Bardem, Gaston Peterson, O...
     

    FFM 38o Opening Roger OTIS M 66 : ON THE ROAD TO FREEDOM

    (video by Leopoldo Soto)   M 66: LA ROUTE DE LA LIBERTÉ / M 66 : ON THE ROAD TO FREEDOM 2014, Colour & B/W, Canada, World Competition    Production Team Director : Roger Otis Screenwriter : Roger Otis, Matthieu Roy-Décarie Cinematographer : Roger Otis Editor : Matthieu Roy-Décarie Music : Malea-Lea Band Film production and Sales : Prod. & Ventes/Sales: Filmotis, 1278, 3e Avenue, Val-Morin, Québec ...
     

    MONTREAL FFM 38th opening with Claude Lelouch Presentation by Serge Losique

    SALAUD, ON T'AIME / WE LOVE YOU, YOU BASTARD 2014, Colour, France, World Greats  Production Team Director : Claude Lelouch Screenwriter : Claude Lelouch Cinematographer : Robert Alazraki Editor : Stéphane Mazalaigue Cast : Johnny Hallyday, Eddy Mitchell, Sandrine Bonnaire, Irène Jacob, Pauline Lefèvre, Sarah Kazemi, Jenna Thiam Music : Francis Lai, Christian Gaubert Film production and Sales : Prod.: Les Films 13, ...
     

    31.08.2014 | The Montreal World Film Festival's blog |  

    Interview with Akihito Nonowe for KEMUKUJARA Montreal FFM

    Interview with Akihito Nonowe by Bruno Chatelin ALL HE KNOWS RIGHT     Production Team Director : Akihito Nonowe Screenwriter : Akihito Nonowe Cinematographer : Isao Sano, Konoka Takashiro Editor : Keblujara Productions Music : Isao Sano Film production and Sales : Prod. & Ventes/Sales: Keblujara Productions, 310-6 Nakawakura Matsudo, Chiba (Japon), keblujara@gmail.com/100 Creswick St Footscray VIC 3011 (Australie)    ...
     

    Interview with Mars Horodyski and Dan Abramovici - Montreal FFM

    Interview by Bruno Chatelin for BEN'S AT HOME   2013, Colour, Canada, Focus on World Cinema    Interview by Bruno Chatelin BEN'S AT HOME / BEN'S AT HOME 2013, Colour, Canada, Focus on World Cinema  BEN'S AT HOME   Production Team   Director : Mars Horodyski Screenwriter : Dan Abramovici, Mars Horodyski Cinematographer : Walter Pacifico Editor : Mike Reischacher Cast : Dan Abramovici, Sarah B...
     

    Interview with Marie Laurence Attias Certified Halal Montreal FFM

    Interview by Bruno Chatelin for Certified Halal   CERTIFIÉE HALAL / CERTIFIED HALAL 2014, Colour, Algeria, Belgium, France, Focus on World Cinema    Production Team Director : Mahmoud Zemmouri Screenwriter : Marie-Laurence Attias, Mahmoud Zemmouri Cinematographer : Bernard Vervoort, Alessandro Pesci Editor : Marie-Claire Renaud, Malik Djaad Cast : Hafsia Herzi, Mourade Zeguendi, Smaïn Fayrouze, Nadia Kounda, Abdelhamid G...
     

    Interview with Saiful Wadud Helal for his documentary Bangladesher Ridoy

    BANGLADESHER RIDOY / BANGLADESH'S RIDOY 2013, Colour, Bangladesh, Documentaries of the World  Saiful Wadud meets Musivision's Laurie Gordon and Masoud Raouf at the 5 à 7  in Montreal  Production Team Director : Saiful Wadud Helal Cinematographer : Saiful Wadud Helal Editor : Saiful Wadud Helal Music : Amit Mallick, Sharif Arefin Rony Film production and Sales : Prod. & Ventes/Sales: Kazi Mira, Mira Media, 77...

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    THE AWARDS WATCH

    Richard Linklater's Boyhood to receive the FIPRESCI Grand Prix 2014 – Best Film of the Year

     
    Richard Linklater's 12­year project Boyhood was chosen the best film of the past year by the members of the International Federation of Film Critics, FIPRESCI.   The poll for the FIPRESCI Grand Prix 2014 – Best Film of the Year gathered votes from 553 members throughout the world. In a first phase, participants nominated any feature­length films that had had their world premiere no earlier than July 1, 2013. This led to a final round between the four finalists: Boyhood...
     

    05.09.2014 | Editor's blog |  

    The Anatomy of Award Shows, Why They Matter… Or Don’t

    by Quendrith Johnson, Los Angeles Correspondent With Award Season around the corner, here’s everything you need to know about how these shows work. Maybe not everything, but from November to February in the US, this is the time of year when everyone in Hollywood switches into high gear.  The Academy Awards is the sine qua non of any future classic movie, driven by approximately 6000 industry voting members who vote in 25 categories. Last year, host Ellen Degeneres “broke&...
     

    04.09.2014 | Quendrith Johnson's blog |  

    The HOLLYWOOD FILM AWARDS® will make its television debut on CBS

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        CBS To Create 3-1/2 Hour Broadcast Event Beginning with Red Carpet Pre-Show at 7:30, the Awards Show at 8:00pm and Capping the Night with a Live Post-Show at 10:00 PM Hosted by "CBS This Morning's" Charlie Rose, Gayle King and Norah O'Donnell The HOLLYWOOD FILM AWARDS®, which honors excellence in filmmaking, will make its television debut live from the Hollywood Palladium on Friday, Nov. 14, 2014 (8:00-10:00 PM, live ET/delayed PT) on the CBS Tele...
     

    04.09.2014 | Editor's blog | 

    White Nights on the Black Sea

    The Romania International Film Festival celebrated its 10th edition with a hot and wild new location, the famous -if not notorious party-beach resort of Vama Veche, a mile away from the border with Bulgaria.A kind of Felliniesque (think -Satyricon rather than La Dolce Vita)holiday rendezvous for the not-too-gilded youth of Central Europe its vibrant music and drinks-fuelled atmosphere makes the revels of the Karlovy Vary Festival seem like a vicars' tea-party,with the dress sense of t...
     

    01.09.2014 | Phillip Bergson's blog |  

    Revolution at GIFF stands among Grand Jury Award Finalist

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    REVOLUTION, has been selected as a finalist for the Grand Jury Award for Best Documentary Feature at Guam International Film Festival in addition to being selected as this year's Closing Night Film. The Award, which will be presented during GIFF's Closing Night Award Ceremonies on Sunday evening, September 28, 2014, serves to promote the achievements of our outstanding international and Pacific Asian artists.   Only two films out of nearly five hundred submissions from o...
     

    01.09.2014 | Revolution's blog |  

    > PARTNERS NEWS 

    Victoria Film Festival 2015 Call for Entries

    For over 20 years, The Victoria Film Festival, has brought the best in narratives, documentaries and shorts every year to Victoria and Vancouver Island during it’s ten day celebration of film. Eclectic and inspiring, the Festival hosts an array of guests that includes film directors, producers, distributors, festival and TV programmer
    Late postmark deadline: September 11th, 2014

    Extended Deadline: September 17th, 2014

    Victoria Film Festival's blog I Website http://www.victoriafilmfestival.com/

     

    L Europe autour de l' Europe Festival calling for entry for 2015

    Film submission deadline: December 15, 2014   Subscription fee : free   Participation rules: 1) Production: 47 countries of the Council of Europe 2) Screening formats : 35mm, 16mm, DCP, Quicktime, BluRay, Beta SP, Digibeta, DVD 3) Screeners : DVD, BluRay or link with French or English subtitles   Address : Evropa Film Akt / Festival L’Europe autour de l’Europe 22 rue Deparcieux 75014 Paris, France   E-mail : leuropeautourdeleurope@gmail.com...

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    > THE FESTIVAL CIRCUIT         

    ADIFF Paris opens with FREEDOM SUMMER today!

      Join Stanley Nelson in Paris, France for FIFDA - PARIS 2014! TODAY!   OPENING NIGHT FREEDOM SUMMER Tickets here     VISIT www.FIFDA.org  for program, trailers and tickets&nb...

    London BFI reveals Line up

    8-19 October 2014. 248 films. 17 venues. 12 days. One festival.   Film programme Galas Join us on the red carpet for our Gala screenings. Galas screenings Official Competition The Best Film Award recognises inspiring, inventive and distinctive filmmaking. Films in Official Competition First Feature Competition The Sutherland Award recognises the most original and imaginative directorial debut. Films in First Feature Com...
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    Boston Jewish Film Festival Announces Opening, Closing, and Mid-Fest Films

     
    The 26th annual Boston Jewish Film Festival (BJFF), November 5-17, announces its Opening and Closing nights and Mid-Fest Films. The 26th Festival opens on November 5 with Run Boy Run, a fiction film directed by acclaimed German filmmaker Pepe Danquart.  This is a Jewish hero’s tale, a miraculous true-to-life story of Srulik, a 9-year-old boy who flees from the Warsaw ghetto in 1942.  He survives among the animals in the woods, eludes SS patrols, and charms locals into taking him...

    The RIFF Manifesto

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        RIFF | INNOVATION – NETWORKING – DIALOGUE The aim of Reykjavik International Film Festival is to become one the foremost film festivals in Europe, placing continued emphasis on presenting not only progressive, independent cinema and a wide range of documentaries touching on explosive subjects, but also a young and unusual Capital in a country bursting with energy and creativity. The geographic location makes RIFF a natura...

    Doc’n Roll Festival Announces Full Film Programme and Live Events

    Doc’n Roll Festival 25-28 September, Hackney Picturehouse and Stage 3 - docnrollfestival.com Julien Temple LONDON on the set of The Modern Babylon Doc’n Roll, London's first and only festival dedicated exclusively to music documentaries, has announced its full line up of 12 films, many followed by Q&As, taking place at Hackney Picturehouse. Located across the road at Stage 3 bar is the festival hub, where audiences can take in live sets from Ming City Rocke...

    CAMERA JAPAN 2014 announces full selection

     
    CAMERA JAPAN presents forty-three Japanese films accompanied by lectures, exhibitions, live performances, a Filmbrunch, the Kids' Day and Japanese delicacies.   CAMERA JAPAN takes place from Thursday 2 until Sunday 5 October in LantarenVenster, Rotterdam. In Amsterdam, the festival screens anime films from Monday 6 until Thursday 9 October in De Melkweg and part of the festival program from Friday 10 until Sunday 12 October in Kriterion. The full program will be online shortly on www....

    Stockholm Lifetime Achievement Award 2014 goes to director Mike Leigh

    This year’s Stockholm Lifetime Achievement Award is granted one of Europe’s most exceptional directors, Mike Leigh. During an exclusive Face2Face seminar, following the premiere of his latest film Mr. Turner, Leigh will be presented the Bronze Horse, and meet the audience.  Justification: Every new Mike Leigh feature is an invitation to a glimpse into lives so fully formed and vivid with a cast of actors who portray not characters, but breathing, living people. This year&#...

    The 12th International Festival Signes de Nuit / Section Documentary is coming up.

     
    It will start the 15 Septembre in the Studio des Ursulines in Paris.   The programs are online now, also the jury members and some practical informations: http://www.signesdenuit.com/paris/P12.A/__F_Menu.htm   Time Table: http://www.signesdenuit.com/paris/P12.A/__F_Temps.htm   Festival Structure: http://www.signesdenuit.com/paris/P12.A/__F_Struc.htm   Beside 14 programs with 24 films actually in international competition we want to point out:   The opening ...

    Message to the KLEFF Audience

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    Telluride Film Festival 2014

    Jon Stewart made the packed audience laugh while he was in Telluride, Colorado this past Labor Day weekend (29 August to 1 September, 2014), as he was introducing his new film, ROSEWATER. “I am just starting to adjust to the altitude, so I guess that means it is time for me to leave to go home now. What is the best thing for adjusting to high altitude? Water. So, most of you are hydrating and drinking a lot of water? And now I get to watch you squirm in your seats while ...

    Telluride Film Festival 41st edition plays host to 25 new feature films in its main program

     
      Tribute programs honoring Volker Schlöndorff, Hilary Swank and the 35th Anniversary of Apocalypse Now  Telluride Film Festival, presented by the National Film Preserve, today announced its official program selections for the 41st edition of Telluride Film Festival. TFF’s annual celebration of artistic excellence brings together cinema enthusiasts, filmmakers and artists to discover the best in world cinema in the beautiful mountain town of Telluride, Colorado. TFF will s...
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    From „queerEAST“ to Ukraine to Italy - Diversity is our Programme at FilmFestival Cottbus

     
      Stars and the best from East and Central European cinema will be shown at the 24th edition of FilmFestival Cottbus November 4-9, 2014. The walk along the blue carpet is always worth it. Beside the three competitions, another highlight of the programme constitutes the >Focus< section, which continues the cinematographic exploration of Eastern European diversity. Under the title  „queerEAST” a selection of films on homosexuality in Eastern Europe will be screened. In...

    Programme of the 11th Naoussa International Film Festival.

     
     Screening Programme Of The 11th Naoussa International Film Festival The countdown to the eleventh edition of Naoussa International Film Festival began. From 24 to 28 September, the public will have the opportunity to enjoy 214 short films from 50 countries. With great pleasure we present the Screening Programme of the 11th Naoussa International Film Festival. Join it! You can find the Programme of fiction, animation, experimental films, the SEE Talents and MOVILE below Screening...

    Focus on Austin Short Film Fest SEPT 10 -11, 2014

     
    Inaugural Austin International Short Film Festival  to showcase shorts featuring ‘Last Call’ starring Jason Patric (The Lost Boys, In the Valley of Elah) and Don Harvey (Die Hard 2, The Untouchables, Casualties of War), ‘Grape’ starring Linden Ashley (Teen Wolf, Mortal Kombat, Resident Evil: Extinction), and ‘Jerome’s Bouquet’ starring Peter Scolari (Girls, Newhart, Bosom Buddies, The Polar Express), Isiah Whitlock Jr. (25th Hour, 1408, En...
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    Oliver Stone's "Untold History of the United States" at 7th Annual 'Iranian Film Festival - San Francisco'

    There have been many films and books on how CIA changed the course of history in Iran in 1953 by a coup which brought down the popular government of Dr. Mohammad Mosadegh, but none is as close to Mr. Stone’s investigation on a new documentary titled “Untold History of the United States” which details how and who masterminded the first CIA operation in American history. This exclusive screening is sc

    7th Iranian Film Festival - San Francisco

    The 7th Annual 'Iranian Film Festival - San Francisco' program is posted online. Save the dates: September 27-28, 2014. www.IranianFilmFestival.org

     

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    > PEOPLE IN THE SPOTLIGHT      

     

    Bruno Chatelin Advisory Board Member on the Festival Circuit

    Bruno Chatelin has been named Advisory Board Member of the Chelsea FilmFestival in New york The Chelsea Film Festival is an international film festival, enlightening the work of emerging filmmakers, producers and actors. It offers a wide range of films, such as documentaries and feature-lengths, focusing on the theme of “Global Issues”. It empowers the work of risk-taking storytellers and remains committed to its mission to discover and develop independent artists and a...
     

    NYFW Timo Weiland Men’s Spring 2015 Collection

    By Maria Esteves – September 5, 2014 New York Fashion Week kicked off with TIMO WEILAND RTW Men’s Spring 2015 Presentation at the Highline Hotel, Tuesday, September 3, 2014. This season’s classic nautical collection by designers personal inspiration included the navy raincoat; leather bombers; zippered and button down jackets; pleated trousers; sweaters; shorts; sweatshirts and sweatpants in cotton and linen with multi-stripe and solid prints using top colors for Spring 2...

    Mike Leigh is this year's guest of honour at RIFF 2014

      His latest film, Mr.Turner shown at the festival Distinguished British director, Mike Leigh  will be guest of honour at the Reykjavík International Film Festival, RIFF.  His latest film, Mr.Turner will be screened at the festival. Leigh has directed various films throughout the years and gained attention for his different take on topics such as the British lower-classes.  His most famous films are undoubtedly Naked and Secrets &Lies ...

    The Art of Discovery cofee table book by Wireimage Jeff Vespa

    Jeff Vespa, co-founder of the largest entertainment photo agency in the world, WireImage and founder of Verge, will release his first monograph, The Art of Discovery, this October on Rizzoli International Publications. The coffee table book presents 100 full-color photographs of the most recognizable faces in entertainment, coupled with anecdotal, often deeply personal first-hand accounts of the moments that helped to shape their careers. Participants include Tilda Swinton, Matthew McConaughey...
     

    The USA Film Festival to celebrate author James Ellroy with screening of LA Confidential

     
    The USA Film Festival celebrates author James Ellroy and the release of his new book PERFIDIA: A NOVEL along with screening of L.A. Confidential DALLAS -- The USA Film Festival, one of the nation's foremost cultural organizations dedicated to the recognition of excellence in the film and video arts, will honor author James Ellroy in conjunction with the publication of his new book “Perfidia: A novel” on October 8, 2014, at the Angelika Film Center Dallas....
     

    Benicio del Toro to receive the Donostia Award

    Escobar: Paradise Lost, a Chapter 2 and Roxbury production, internationally marketed by Pathé International and distributed in the United States by Radius/TWC, will close the Pearls section of the 62nd San Sebastian Festival. Written and directed by Andrea di Stefano, the film stars Academy Award-winner Benicio del Toro as Pablo Escobar, Josh Hutcherson (Hunger Games), Claudia Traisac and Carlos Bardem. Benicio del Toro has confirmed that he will come to San Sebastian to present the f...

     

     

    > FILMS IN FOCUS    

    Toronto Serves Up a Kubrick Cornucopia

      In the 15 years since his passing, Stanley Kubrick's reputation has continued to grow as one of the finest directors in the history of cinema, while new generations of film fans discover the rich body of work he left behind, which continues to provoke passionate debate regarding his films' meaning, whether philosophical, moral or metaphysical. Whatever one's own position on a given film, there's no denying that for many viewers, Kubrick's work inspires a fervor whi...

    Second Edition of SOFA – School of Film Agents successfully completed

    Eight „Special Agents“ attend Think Tank dedicated to the future of cinema After eight days of intensive development and the fine-tuning of concepts and budgets, on August 23, 2014, the participants of the second edition of SOFA – School of Film Agents were ready to pitch their film cultural projects to a supportive group of film industry professionals located in Poland’s largest arthouse ci...
     

    The First Twelve Films Announced at The Reykjavík International Film Festival - RIFF 2014

    The Reykjavík International Film Festival, RIFF, takes place between September 25th and October 5th. Screenings take place at Háskolabíó, Tjarnarbió, Bió Paradís and at the Nordic House. A variety of events will take place in Reykjavik and Kópavogur. This year’s festival is certainly a weighty one with a multitude of award-winning films being screened as well as those competing for the acclaimed Golden Puffin.  Last year&rsquo...
     

    Kuala Lumpur Eco Film Festival Announces Revolution and other Submission Finalists

    The 7th Annual Kuala Lumpur Eco Film Festival (KLEFF) has announced the top three finalists in each of its film competition categories: Best Documentary, Best Short Film (International), Best Short Film (Malaysia) and Best Animation. The finalists are as follows: Best Documentary GMO OMG (Director: Jeremy Seifert, USA) Revolution  (Director: Rob Stewart, Canada) Return of the River (Directors: Jessica Plumb, John Gussman, USA) Best Short...
     
     

    BFI London Film Festival announces FOXCATCHER as the Festival’s American Express Gala

     
    58TH BFI LONDON FILM FESTIVAL AMERICAN EXPRESS® GALA ANNOUNCED AS UK PREMIERE OF FOXCATCHER   The 58th BFI London Film Festival in partnership with American Express® is pleased to announce FOXCATCHER as the Festival’s American Express Gala. The film will receive its UK Premiere on Thursday 16 October at the Odeon Leicester Square, attended by Academy Award® nominated director Bennett Miller and stars Steve Carell and Sienna Miller.   Based on true events, FOX...
     

    Cine Fan Summer International Film Festival 2014 Closing Ceremony with Partners in Crime

    Cine Fan Summer International Film Festival 2014 Closing Ceremony with Partners in Crime The Hong Kong International Film Festival Society (HKIFFS) held the Closing Ceremony of Cine Fan Summer International Film Festival (SIFF) 2014 at The Metroplex with Partners in Crime. Director CHANG Jung-Chi attended the event and sold out screening with cast CHENG Kai-Yuan and WEN Chen-Ling and Producer Wolf CHEN. From left to rig...
     
     

    Palestine Film that created Huge controversy in Israel, will be Screened at Venice Festival,Today

    Palestinian Director SUHA ARRAF’s controversial Debut Film...
     

    Gia Coppola’s “ Palo Alto”, to open Fingal Film Festival 26th – 28th September 2014

     
    Following a hectic year planning this year’s festival programme, Fingal Film Festival are delighted to announce the opening film will be the Irish premiere of “Palo Alto” from debut writer-director Gia Copolla, starring James Franco and Emma Roberts with thanks to Metrodome Distribution.   Shy, sensitive April (Emma Roberts) is the class virgin, torn between an illicit flirtation with her soccer coach Mr. B (James Franco) and an unrequited crush on sweet stoner...
     
     

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    > STRICTLY BUSINESS  

    Iceland's got Talent: RIFF Industry Days to showcase them

    RIFF Industry Days is the title of a series of workshops and talks to be held during the Reykjavík International Film Festival over the space of four days. The aim to facilitate better mutual knowledge and understanding between important players in the International audiovisual market, and to form a basis for a joint direction within the industry to pursue in the face of mutating markets.  On top of that you will get to go to cool cocktail pa...
     

    Cellfish Media Becomes Bandsintown Group

     
    Company to Double-Down on Strategy to Create Powerful Platform to Connect Music Fans, Artists, Promoters and Brands NEW YORK, NY—September 3, 2014 — As enthusiasm for music continues to grow online and on social networks as evidenced by the fast adoption of the Bandsintown concert discovery applications, Cellfish Media, a mobil...
     

    Need more and better film submissions for your festival? don't miss the one month booster

     
    Filmfestivals.com was established 1995 as world reference in this niche, we are proud of our track record in helping festivals attract more legitimacy, visibility and film submissions from our large base of international film professionals (370 000 unique filmmaker visitors each month), 159 500 subscribers to the newsletter. ONE TIME OFFER We suggest this quick one month booster program for your call for entry including  with 4 newsletter ads, your call for entry promoted one month lon...
     

    > LES NOUVELLES DU CIRCUIT FRANCOPHONE    

    La troisième édition du Salon du vampire se tiendra les 20 et 21 septembre 2014 à la Maison des Italiens de Lyon.

     
    En 2010 et 2012, les premières et deuxièmes éditions du Salon du vampire avaient su attirer plus de 200 personnes à chaque fois. Le Lyon Beefsteak Club a choisi de consacrer sa nouvelle édition à la figure du chasseur, indissociable du vampire, que ce soit au cinéma, en littérature ou dans les jeux vidéos. À cette occasion, l'évènement gagne en importance, et investit un lieu unique sur deux jours....
     

    Récompense pour le 2 millionième spectateur allemand de Qu'est-ce qu'on a fait au bon Dieu ?

     
    Le film de Philippe de Chauveron fait un carton plein en Allemagne, et le cinéma d'une petite ville de l'Est du pays a trouvé la manière de fêter dignement l'événement. Le 2 millionième spectateur de "Monsieur Claude und seine Töchter" (Qu'est-ce qu'on a fait au bon Dieu ? dans sa version allemande), a été accueilli avec tous les égards au cinéma Kapitol-KulturKino de la ville de K&o...
     

    Renault sur le Lido : nouveau sponsor de Venise

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    UniFrance films et le rapport Attali sur la francophonie

    UniFrance films se réjouit de la publication du rapport Attali sur « La francophonie et la francophilie, moteurs de croissance durable » remis au Président de la République le 27 août dernier. Cinq des 53 propositions ont pour objet le cinéma dans l’espace francophone et rejoignent l’esprit du rapport sur l’Afrique francophone qu’UniFrance films a publié le 30 juin dernier. - Le rapport Attali suggère d...
     

    L'Allemagne au programme du 25e Festival International du Film d'Histoire de Pessac

     Il est d’usage, au Festival, de choisir un thème qui fasse écho à l’actualité. C’est encore le cas pour cette 25e édition, avec le Centenaire du déclenchement de la Première Guerre mondiale et le 25e anniversaire de la chute du Mur de Berlin. On ajoutera que, dans une perspective économique, industrielle et européenne, l’Allemagne est une référence omniprésente dans notre q...
     

    Le cinéma français à la 71e Mostra de Venise

     
    Une présence française accrue (5 films en compétition officielle) pour la 71e édition de la Mostra, le plus ancien festival de cinéma du monde, qui se tient du 27 août au 6 septembre. "Le cinema français à su conquérir depuis longtemps un rôle prééminent dans le cinema mondial, grâce à la qualités de ses films, au prestige de ses réalisateurs et à la force de son industrie....
     

    BÜRO-FRIGO à l'ENSBA Lyon les 17&18 sept.

    FRIGO a réuni un grand nombre d'artistes et de personnalités de 1977 à 2001 autour de créations audiovisuelles en performance, danse, théâtre, rock, radio, graphisme, design, art et autres nouvelles expressions artistiques. Le MAC Lyon, la Biennale de la danse, le Sucre et l’ENSBA se sont associés pour organiser des résurgences de FRIGO sur chacun des 4 sites. A l'École nationale supérieure des b...
     

    Ouverture de la Fondation Jerome Seydoux-Pathé

     
    Reconnue d'utilité publique le 9 mai 2006, la Fondation Jérôme Seydoux-Pathé oeuvre à la conservation et à la mise à disposition du public du patrimoine historique de Pathé. Regroupant l’ensemble des collections non-film de Pathé depuis sa création en 1896, la Fondation Jérôme Seydoux-Pathé est un centre de recherche destiné aux historiens, aux enseignants...
     

     

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    Cameron Bailey&apos;s Day 3 Picks
    Five recommendations from our Festival Artistic Director:

    THE REACH | Princess of Wales Theatre | 2:45PM
    THE DUKE OF BURGUNDY | TIFF Bell Lightbox 1 | 10PM
    GOMORRAH | Scotiabank 1 | 6PM
    THE DROP | Princess of Wales Theatre | 6PM
    WHO AM I – NO SYSTEM IS SAFE | Scotiabank 2 | 5:45PM
    THE NEW GIRLFRIEND | Roy Thomson Hal | 3:30PM

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    Single tickets on sale August 31st

    HAL9000 Photo Booth on John Street!

    Be sure to check out the larger-than-life interactive photo booth replica of HAL9000 from Stanley Kubrick's sci-fi classic 2001: A Space Odyssey, in anticipation of our Fall exhibition Stanley Kubrick, opening October 31 at TIFF Bell Lightbox. Find HAL9000 on John Street, have a chat with him and get him to snap your photo, and you could win tickets to upcoming events! Keep your eyes peeled for other iconic characters from Kubrick's films roaming around!
     

     

     

     


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    Visit The Ford Celebrity Arch

    CJackson-Triggs Estate Wineryome down to the Ford Celebrity Arch on King Street West right now and put yourself in the driver’s seat of your own Mustang movie.

     

     

     

     

     


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    2014 Schedule: 42 FILMS * 4 DAYS/NIGHTS OCTOBER 2-5TH, 2014

    SHRIEKFEST INTERNATIONAL HORROR/SCI FI FILM FESTIVAL is thrilled to announce the full, expanded schedule for the FOURTEENTH annual horror film festival, returning to Raleigh Studios Chaplin theatres, October 2-5th, 2014.  Festival Director Denise Gossett says  "We are so honored to once again be at the same location we've been at for all 14 years!  That says a lot about a location's quality and a festival's continuity, filmmakers walk out of their screening saying their film has never looked so good"!

     

    Festival goers will once again enjoy the finest in independent cinema from around the globe, selected from submissions that came in everywhere from the United Kingdom to New York; from Texas to Portugal. From our opening night screening of ALICE D, starring Kane Hodder, to the shorts from Australia, Germany, Canada, United Kingdom, and finally to the WORLD PREMIERE of  HOUSE OF PURGATORY  featuring  Brian Krause!  The 14th Annual Shriekfest Horror/SciFi Film Festival has worked hard to present a festival as diverse as the fans of the Los Angeles city itself.

     

    American independent films are also well represented this year, on Friday, October 3rd – NIGHTMARE CODE, as well as KILL GAME, which is screening on Saturday, October 4th. We can't leave out ZUGZWANG starring Joanna Cassidy, BERKSHIRE COUNTY, TIME LAPSE, and CHRYSALIS.

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    Not to mention our fabulous selection of short films. Movies like SOBREVIVO, ONE PLEASE starring Michael Berryman, CANNIBALS AND CARPET FITTERS, HONEY starring Ed Gale, TICE, EDWARD THE DAMNED,  and the clever EAT THE CAT challenge the viewers with provocative, well crafted original stories.

     

    Once again SHRIEKFEST Film Festival exceeds at challenging the idea of what a horror film festival should screen, with eclectic selections (MACK BLASTER), to science fiction (THE DEVELOPER), comedy (SWALLOW), and even the disturbing (DRUDGE).

     

    Entrance to SHRIEKFEST Film Festival 2014 is $10.00 per block, an All-Fest Pass, good for all four days of the festival, is now available on our website, for just $140.00, this pass includes the opening night party and guaranteed entrance to all films/Q&A's.

     

    All films are un-rated, and unless specifically noted no one under 17 will be admitted without a parent or guardian's accompaniment or permission. For more information on THE 2014 SHRIEKFEST FILM FESTIVAL, as well as news about other related events, including the Opening Night Party and the networking events, please visit our website:www.shriekfest.com

     

     

    Shriekfest, the Los Angeles Horror/SciFi Film Festival continues its tradition as Los Angeles' Premier horror film event, presenting an exciting program of films each fall with beautiful Los Angeles as its backdrop. Now, in its 14th year, Shriekfest takes place at the legendary Raleigh Studios, which is the largest independent studio operator in the country. We offer filmmakers and film fans alike an ideal setting in a world-famous city. SHRIEKFEST draws in over 5,000 attendees each year. Both established and emerging filmmakers gain media exposure, connect with the region's diverse audiences, and participate in an acclaimed event attended by industry professionals as well as horror and scifi fans. Join us for an opening night party on Thursday and then enjoy the fest the rest of the weekend! Tickets and schedule are available at www.shriekfest.com/schedule. Follow us on Facebook and Twitter for more info: @shriekfest.


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    Last Day of Festival Street!

    Check out Re-Sounding The Films of Norman McLaren, with original music composed and played live by Absolutely Free + Special Guests, at the Rdio Music Zone and the Steve and Rashmi Gupta Family Stage today. Also don't miss performances by John Kong and Jason Collett.

    Infinite Possibilities of Film with RBC

     

     

     

     

     


    Cameron

    Cameron Bailey&apos;s Day 4 Picks
    Five films not to be missed, as recommended by the Festival's Artistic Director:

    MAVERICKS CONVERSATION WITH JON STEWART | Princess of Wales Theater | 3:15PM
    BREAK UP BUDDIES | Princess of Wales Theatre | 9:30PM
    DO I SOUND GAY? | Ryerson Theatre | 12PM
    CART | TIFF Bell Lightbox | 6PM
    BIRD PEOPLE | Scotiabank 1 | 8:30PM

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    Five recommendations from our Festival Artistic Director:

    ROGER & ME | Ryerson Theatre | 9PM
    MAY ALLAH BLESS FRANCE! | Bloor Hot Docs Cinema | 4:15PM
    CAKE | Visa Screening Room (ELGIN) | 2:30PM
    MARGARITA WITH A STRAW | TIFF Bell Lightbox 1 | 6PM
    BLACK SOULS | Scotiabank 1 |7PM

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    The 34th Atlantic Film Festival announces special guests and details for the Gala Red Carpet Opening Night for event,
    Sept. 11-18 in Halifax

     
    (Halifax, NS) – The Atlantic Film Festival starts this Thursday and it is time to unveil some big names attending this 34th annual event. Charles Binamé, Xavier Dolan,
    Danny Willliams, Émile Gaudreault, Ron Mann and Ruba Nadda are some of the talented celebrities and filmmakers in Halifax during the event, Sept. 11-18.

    Kicking off the festival is the Gala Red Carpet Opening Night, featuring the presentation of Elephant Song at the Dalhousie Arts Centre’s Rebecca Cohn Auditorium on Thursday, Sept. 11 at 7 p.m. Sponsored by NBC Universal, Téléfilm Canada and the Canada Media Fund, the film opens with the disappearance of an eminent psychiatrist, with the last person to see him being Michael (Xavier Dolan), a troubled patient obsessed with all things elephant. The hospital director, Dr. Greene (Bruce Greenwood), is called in to help.
    He insists on interviewing Michael, despite the warnings of Nurse Peterson (Catherine Keener), who understands all too well the devastating loss that still haunts Dr. Greene. Fueled by moving performances, brilliant writing and impeccable direction, Elephant Song is an exceptional trip into the world of imagination and desire. Director, Charles Binamé, producer, Richard Goudreau, writer, Nicolas Billon and international sensation,
    Xavier Dolan will be in attendance at the Gala Red Carpet Opening Night festivities.
    Doors open at the Dalhousie Art Centre’s Rebecca Cohn Auditorium at 6:30 p.m.

    The Atlantic Gala screening of Heartbeat, sponsored by Bell Aliant Community One, is on Friday, Sept. 12 at 7 p.m. The film marks the continuing collaboration of Andrea Dorfman and poet/songwriter, Tanya Davis, following their multi-million hit YouTube sensation, and recent book publication, How To Be Alone. With Davis playing a meek but determined office worker bound to follow love and music rather than convention, Heartbeat’s gentle love/loss/love plot, punctuated by quizzical bits of animation and propelled by Davis’ drop-dead gorgeous singer-songwriter adventures takes the story to a level of expression rarely seen in East Coast filmmaking. Writer/director Andrea Dorfman, actor, Tanya Davis, and producers, Bill Niven and Jay Dahl along with a large contingent of the cast and crew will be present at the Park Lane Cinemas. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.

    This year, the Festival will shine the Atlantic Spotlight on the world premiere screening of two films from Atlantic Canada: Deanne Foley’s big screen adaptation of Lesley Crewe’s novel, Relative Happiness screens on Saturday, September 13 at 7 p.m. Director, Deanne Foley, producers, Lynn Wilson, Alan Collins and Jill Knox-Gosse, along with a large contingent of cast and crew will be in attendance. And the career-spanning documentary, Danny of larger-than-life Newfoundland politician, Danny Williams will be presented on Saturday, September 13 at 9:30 p.m. Danny Williams will be in attendance for this World Premiere, along with co-directors, William D. MacGillivray and
    Justin Simms and National Film Board of Canada Executive Producer, Annette Clarke.

    The CBC Atlantic Shorts Gala presents eight short films, including works by Denis Theriault, Leah Johnston, Shaun Lowe, Lisa Rose Snow, Chris Devanney,Scott Simpson, Cayman Grant, and Justin Oakey. All eight talented filmmakers are expected to be in attendance at the Park Lane Cinemas on Sunday, Sept. 14 at 7 p.m.

    A large group of French filmmakers will be travelling to Halifax as part of Québec Cinéma’s La Tournée du cinéma Québécois. Special guests in attendance include, director, Mathieu Denis and actor, Anthony Therrien from Corbo; actor, Jean-Carl Boucher from 1987, director, Stephane Lafleur from Tu dors Nicole, and director,
    Émile Gaudreault and writer, Pierre-Michel Tremblay for Le vrai du faux.

    Also in attendance will be: respected documentarian, Ron Mann for Altman; the World Premiere of What We Have will see director/writer Maxime Desmons, executive Producer Damon D’Oliviera, producer, Sally Karam and actor, Marie-Eve Peron in attendance; director, Adam MacDonald, producer, Thomas Michael and producer/actor, Jeff Roop will be on-hand to present Backcountry; and rising star director, Ruba Nadda will be visiting Halifax along with producer, Daniel Iron for the Special Presentation screening of October Gale.

    To view the full program or download a copy of the 2014 Atlantic Film Festival Program guide, visit:atlanticfilm.com

    Tickets for screenings and special events along with Festival Passes are available by phone at 1-888-311-9090 and online at atlanticfilm.com or ticketpro.ca. Tickets are also available at all Ticketpro outlets in Nova Scotia, including Video Difference (6086 Quinpool Road). Please note that Ticketpro outlets accept cash or debit only. Tickets are also available at the Festival Box Office in Park Lane Mall (5657 Spring Garden Road).
    For hours of operation, visit: atlanticfilm.com

    The 2014 AFF iPhone app is now live and can be downloaded on iTunes. Discover the ultimate festival experience with the Atlantic Film Festival app. Browse through films by category, watch trailers and look up show times. Use the app to purchase tickets directly from your iPhone or iPad.

    Another way to be part of the action is by visiting the Super Channel Festival Lounge located in the Georgian Lounge, at the Lord Nelson Hotel (1515 South Park Street).
    Open from noon to midnight daily, this is a place for the industry and the public to connect.

    About the Atlantic Film Festival

    The Atlantic Film Festival (AFF) is an eight-day celebration of film, media and music from around the world. It’s a festival that turns Halifax – a charming and historic coastal city – into an international Mecca for the arts, abuzz with filmmakers, industry types and film lovers. This year’s event takes place from September 11-18.

    Offering a first-look at the best international films of the festival season, the AFF is a champion of local filmmakers, committed to bridging the gap. We attract some of the biggest players in film, media and music from around the world. All of our film selections are chosen with our community in mind and our special events are designed to bring us all together. A not-for-profit organization, the AFF depends heavily upon its strong ties to the surrounding and thriving arts community.

    The Atlantic Film Festival began as a tiny, grassroots operation in St. John’s, Newfoundland in 1981, relocating to Halifax the following year. Just three decades later, the Atlantic film Festival has blossomed into one of Canada’s premier film festivals. Whether for industry folk, unabashed film lovers or curious onlookers, the Festival offers a slew of opportunities to engage through film. Today’s Atlantic Film Festival is now a year-round celebration, growing beyond our eight-day cornerstone event in September to include: ViewFinders: Atlantic Film Festival for Youth, AFF Outdoor Film Experience, and Strategic Partners.

    Receive the most up-to-date information about the Atlantic Film Festival and its Family of Programs, including sneak peeks and festival highlights on our online website: atlanticfilm.com, our Facebook page: /atlanticfilmfestival, our Twitter account: /thefilmfest #AFF2014, our Pinterest profile: pinterest.com/atlanticfilm, our LinkedIn company page: linkedin.com/company/atlantic-film-festival and our Youtube channel: youtube.com/atlanticfilmdotcom.


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     It was revealed today that the crime thriller NIGHTCRAWLER, starring Jake Gyllenhaal, Rene Russo and Bill Paxton, will have its European Premiere in Zurich as the Center Gala screening at the 10th Zurich Film Festival on Tuesday, September 30th. Rene Russo (THE THOMAS CROWN AFFAIR, RANSOM, GET SHORTY, LETHAL WEAPON 3) will be on hand to present the film with writer/director Dan Gilroy.

     

    NIGHTCRAWLER is a pulse-pounding thriller set in the nocturnal underbelly of contemporary Los Angeles. Lou Bloom (Gyllenhaal), is a driven young man desperate for work who discovers the high-speed world of L.A. crime journalism. Finding a group of freelance camera crews who film crashes, fires, murder and other mayhem, Lou muscles into the cut-throat, dangerous realm of nightcrawling -- where each police siren wail equals a possible windfall and victims are converted into dollars and cents. Aided by Nina (Russo), a veteran of the blood-sport that is local TV news, Lou thrives. In the breakneck, ceaseless search for footage, he becomes the star of his own story

     

    The film is produced by Jennifer Fox, Tony Gilroy, Jake Gyllenhaal, David Lancaster and Michel Litvak.  Betsy Danbury and Gary Michael are executive producers.

     

    About the Zurich Film Festival

     

    Celebrating its special milestone 10th anniversary, the Zurich Film Festival (ZFF) has established itself as one of the world’s top Films Festivals, discovering and promoting independent voices and talent from around the world, showcasing a diverse array of international films and serving as the setting for many World and European premieres.

     

    The aim of the Zurich Film Festival is to offer audiences an insight into the work of young, upcoming filmmakers from around the globe and to promote the exchange of ideas between established film workers, young talent and the public.

      

    ZFF is organized by Spoundation Motion Picture GmbH, based in Zurich, in cooperation with local institutions and sponsors. The Zurich Film Festival cooperates with numerous distributors and producers from Switzerland and abroad. The idea to found a festival in Zurich came from Karl Spoerri and Nadja Schildknecht, who serve as Directors of the Festival.

     

    The Zurich Film Festival is generously supported by its main sponsors: Credit Suisse, upc cablecom, Die Schweizerische Post and Audi.

     

    For more information please visit www.zff.com

     

     


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    12th International Festival Signes de Nuit Documentary / Paris / September 15-21 and the Awards in Berlin 

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    12th International Festival Signes de Nuit Section (Experimental) Documentary Paris. 15 - 21 Septembre 2014

    Studio des Ursulines
    10, Rue des Ursulines / 75005 Paris 
    +33 1 56 81 15 20

    and other places


    The programs are online now, also the jury members and some practical
    informations:
    http://www.signesdenuit.com/paris/P12.A/__E_Menu.htm
    en français: http://www.signesdenuit.com/paris/P12.A/__F_Menu.htm

    Time Table:
    http://www.signesdenuit.com/paris/P12.A/__E_Temps.htm
    en français: http://www.signesdenuit.com/paris/P12.A/__F_Temps.htm

    Festival Structure:
    http://www.signesdenuit.com/paris/P12.A/__E_Struc.htm
    en français: http://www.signesdenuit.com/paris/P12.A/__F_Struc.htm

    Beside 14 programs with 24 films actually in international competition we want to point out:

    The Opening Film:
    by Elena, by Petra Costa (Brazil)
    Petra Costa will be present

    Special Pointing Out Program: 
    We Went to War
    by Michael Grigsby, Rebekah Tolley (Grande-Bretagne)

    and two focus programs with recent films from the Philippines

    Just google the films and you will understand what you can perceive if
    you come along. There are also much trailers on our web pages.

    The Jury will distribute the Main Award, the Signs Award, the Night Award and the new Edward Snowden Award.

    So I hope some of you will find their way to us 



    AWARDS 

    Please find here the Awards from the 12. Internationales Festival Zeichen der Nacht (Signes de Nuit) in Berlin in August 2014:

    Shorts and Experimentals:
    http://www.signesdenuit.com/Berlin/2014/D_Award_C.htm

    Documentaries:
    http://www.signesdenuit.com/Berlin/2014/D_Award_D.htm

    Saluti

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    In Competition
    French Premier
    Body of God
    by Jouni Hokkanen
    Finlande 2013

    Opening Film
    Elena
    by Petra Costa
    Brazil 2012

    In Competition
    French Premier
    The Voices of El Alto
    by Benjamin Oroza
    Finland, South Africa, Bolivia

     
     

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    Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival will be accredited as a non-specialized competitive festival from 2014 as confirmed by FIAPF - The International Federation of Film Producers’ Associations. Black Nights Film Festival is the 15th international film festival to be inducted to that category by FIAPF along with the expansion of the so far specialized EurAsia competition programme to filmmakers from all around the world.

    According to FIAPF’s regulations the Black Nights FF will be joining FIAPF accredited world leading film events with international competition programmes such as Cannes, Warsaw, Berlinale, Karlovy Vary, Venice, Tokyo, San Sebastian, Moscow and others. The change in festival accreditation will authorize and give responsibility and opportunity to the Black Nights FF to widen the geographical reach of its international competition programme and include feature films from all over the world effective from the current edition to be held November 14 - 30, 2014.

    Benoît Ginisty, Director general of FIAPF says: "In the long process of consultations we have carried out, the Black Nights FF’s will to extend its past EurAsia competition to a non-specialized international competition has been seen as very consensual. It will offer new opportunities for films and will support Black Nights FF’s ambitions without creating unnecessary competition within the international film festivals' community. FIAPF is happy to contribute to the development of the Black Nights FF which proved to be an important platform of exchanges for an increasing number of industry practitioners over the past years".

    Tiina Lokk, founder and director of Black Nights FF explains: “There are around 4000 film festivals held annually. While 51 of them are accredited by FIAPF only 14 have been authorized by FIAPF to hold a non-specialized international competition.  Thus on the behalf of the festival management and the team, I am deeply moved by the recognition that some 18 years of hard work by the Black Nights’ team have resulted not only in becoming the most influential festival in North-East European Union but also one of the FIAPF accredited non-specialized competitive festivals. The inclusion of Black Nights in the non-specialized category not only remarkably widens our possibilities for programming outreach, but also sets us face to face with an obligation and responsibility towards filmmakers and the industry to match the high standards with the other fourteen member festivals with long history in that category such as Cannes, Berlinale or Venice but also Karlovy Vary, Warsaw, and San Sebastian to name a few”.

    Established 18 years ago from a Nordic film week, the Black Nights Film Festival became FIAPF accredited specialized competitive festival in 2008, which further expanded the festival’s international outreach. The current appointment is yet another achievement for the festival, as well as a sign of trust by FIAPF and representatives of international film industry.

    “Our focus has always been to organize a film festival that showcases films with high artistic quality and with strong author’s voice, and that’s why the film industry has appreciated our efforts over the years. Thus our aim has and will not be to be driven by glamour and bringing A-list stars to Tallinn. However, the new classification and immensely positive impact on the image of the festival opens up new opportunities for our international partners and filmmakers, but also brings along an equally immense obligations to serve our audiences and the regional filmmakers and film industry alike,” adds Lokk.

    Specifically, FIAPF’s new classification sets the Black Nights with a responsibility to provide competition opportunities for previously excluded territories such as Latin America, Africa, Middle East, as well as Australia, and countries with less developed film industries. Additionally the Black Nights is posed to serve as an international gateway to the region through its Industry@Tallinn platform, the fastest developing meeting point for professionals in North Eastern Europe.

    FIAPF represents 34 organizations from 29 countries as the only global body of film and television producers. One of the key roles of the federation is to accredit international film festivals to facilitate the relationship between filmmakers and rights holders via the worldwide festival circuit. 
     In 2013 Black Nights Film Festival screened 220 full-length feature films and 250 short films. 77 600 people attended the festival. The biggest festival in North East Europe invites film fans to the cinema again from 14th to 30th November 2014.

    Facts:
    • Effective from its 18th edition held November 14 -30, 2014 the Black Nights FF is accredited by FIAPF as non-specialized competitive feature film festival
    • The accreditation authorizes Black Nights FF to hold international competition program open to worldwide entries with the requirement of regional (Baltic) premiere
    • Other festival members within the category include Berlin, Cannes, Shanghai, Moscow, Karlovy Vary, Locarno, Montreal, Venice, San Sebastian, Warsaw, Tokyo, Cairo, India (Goa), and Mar del Plata film festivals
      
     

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    This year, the 62nd edition of the San Sebastian Film Festival will present six feature films in the Zinemira section for cinema produced in the Basque Country. The selection consists of two premieres and four titles from this year's production.

    Both premieres will compete for the Irizar Basque Film Award alongside all other productions with a minimum Basque production of 20% presented as world premieres in any of the Festival sections. The Irizar Award is decided by a specific jury and carries €20,000 for the producer or producers of the film.


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    The 7th Annual Minneapolis Underground Film Festival (MUFF) is just around the corner and festival programmers have been impressed with the high quality of work being produced, not only in Minnesota but by filmmakers from around the world as well as some with MN connections. Some examples to watch for in this year's lineup include:

    OCT. 1 - 5pm “The Tiki War” with Q&A. “Mad Man meets “Breaking Bad” set in a tiki bar (Red Dragon) in 1961 Chicago.  Directed by local filmmaker John Ervin is having it's world premier at this year's MUFF. The synopsis reads like a spy novel "It is the night before President Kennedy's inauguration. Three rival club owners and two luckless entertainers battle over territory, honor, heroin and Cuba's most potent rum."

    OCT. 2 - 5:30pm “MN Connection” with Q&A. A showcase of short films made by Minnesota filmmakers who have moved out of state but are still hometown and proud. Screening is followed with a Q&A with the filmmakers.
     
    OCT 2 - 9pm “Sex Science and the Ladies” with Q&A. A must see documentary finishes off Thursday night by aiming to tell society things about the female orgasm that society needs to hear...
     
    Notable highlights include, NaS: Time is Illmatic by One9, Doomsdays by Eddie MullinsAyiti Toma - The Land of the Living by Joseph HillelThe Hip-Hop Fellows by Kenneth PriceSuper Freak: Short Films starring Beck DeRobertis, A Method by Paul Von Stoetzel and MN Made short films. Our late night selection will be announced soon.
     
    The Minneapolis Underground Film Festival will be held October 1-5 2014 at the St. Anthony Main Theatre. Check our website for the online program, MplsUndergroundFilmFest.com

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    (Numbers in parentheses are 2013 statistics)
     
    392 Total: Features — 284; Shorts —108 (366 Total: Features — 288; Shorts — 78)
    248 Features that are World, International, or North American Premieres: 138, 37 and 73 respectively (268 Total: 146 World; 19 International; 103 North American)
    5,671 Total Submissions: International — 4,557; Canadian — 1,114 (4,892: International — 3,850; Canadian —1,042)
    79 Countries (70)
    28 Screens Used (28)
    16 Programmes (15)
    30,943 Minutes of Film (31,362)
    388’ Longest Film: From What is Before (Norte: The End of History — 250’)
    2’ Shortest Film(s): A Single Life, O Canada and Open Form – Game on an Actress’s Face(CRIME: Joe Loya – The Beirut Bandit — 2’)
    31 Canadian features, including co-productions (31)
    24 Canadian features making their World Premiere, including co-productions (24)
    46 Canadian shorts, including co-productions (42)
    5 Installations mounted in venues across the city as part of Future Projections (9) 
     
     
     
     
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               'ZERO PLUS' INTERNATIONAL CHILDREN'S AND YOUTH FILM FESTIVAL 
                                                       Nov 29 - Dec 3



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    Promoting and giving incentives to talented directors, debutant directors and authors of scripts, the works of which contribute to development of audiovisual culture and to formation of positive thinking of children and adults, maintain the best traditions of the children’s and youth film and facilitate development of the world cinematography.

    Tasks of the Festival
    • Formation of high-quality audiovisual content, oriented to personal development of children and youth.
    • Creation of conditions for development of children’s and youth cinema.
    • Support for young talented cinematographers: promotion, popularization and realization of feature and short films. 
    • Creation of a professional interactive environment of directors, scriptwriters as well as debutants and producers in cinematography and television, facilitating development of positive films and programmes.
    • Development of film education in Tyumen region and Russia through organization of schools of cinematography, seminars and workshops, through carrying out theme-based screenings. 

    SPECIAL PROGRAM "THE MAN OF LABOUR"
    Aims and Tasks
    - Bringing to light the value of labour, of one's personality and talent.
    - Raising the significance of labour achievements in the contemporary society and showing the contribution of professionals, masters to the development of the country.
    - Representing the panoram of existing in the Russian society professions, that can evoke young people's interest, expand their worldview, and help them make a choise of the future profession.
    - Awarding film-makers who create films about people's working days.

    Parts of the special program:
    «Professions Fair» - competitions of fiction and documentary films about various professions.
    «Energy Resource» - out-of-competition program of 2014 that presents fiction and documentary films, TV series, created by film-makers in the last decade, about power engineers, scientists, and other specialists relating to the sphere of energy development.
     

    ELIGIBILITY
    The Festival seeks to present films that:
    • contribute to personal development of children and youth;
    • convey the images of goodness and beauty, and common human values;
    • form a positive attitude to life,
    • narrate about professions and contribution of professionals into development of society (special programme «The Man of Labour»).
     

    COMPETITIONS, NOMINATIONS, AWARDS

    Competition programs invite films of any duration created in 2012-2014.

    International competition:
    - Best fiction film

    Competition of сhildren's film studios:
    - Best film

    National (Russian) competition:
    - Best fiction film
    - Best documentary
    - Best animation film
    - Best debute film

    Special programme "The Man of Labour":
    - Best fiction film 
    - Best documentary
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    The Festival gives:
    • 8 competition awards
    • Grand Prix of the Festival
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    ENTRY
    Deadline is October 29
    There is an entry form attached below or found on zeroplusff.ru or bit.ly/bewith0plus that is supposed to be downloaded, filled and sent to the Festival Team to zeroplusff@mail.ru

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    The Fifth Edition of the New York Peruvian Film Showcase (NYPFS) will take place from September 16 September, 19, 2014, at Instituto Cervantes, 211 East 49th St., New York City. On Friday September 19 the internationally acclaimed film director, writer and producer Claudia Llosa will present her short film Loxoro, winner of a Teddy Award at the 2012 Berlin International Film Festival 2012. Llosa´s movie The Milk of Sorrow was the first Peruvian film to win the Golden Bear award in the 59th Berlin International Film Festival and nominated for the Best Foreign Language Film at the 2010 Academy Awards.

     

    The New York Peruvian Film Festival will present 13 films from the last 50 years, including documentaries, features, shorts, and video art, as well as an homage to the life and work of the Peruvian documentary film director, producer and cinematographer Roberto Guerra, who left us this past January. Guerra´s films are international in scope and of timeless significance.  Major networks in more than thirty-five countries have broadcast over thirty of his films and many of them have been featured in international festivals in New York, Edinburgh, London, Cannes and Los Angeles. The film selection will also present, among many other groundbreaking works, The Mute, from award winning emerging directors Daniel and Diego Vega, and Dirge for a hug, from the legendary filmmaker Nora de Izcue, who is best known for her projects that reflect the daily life of the humble communities of inner Peru.

     

    The Fifth Edition of the New York Peruvian Film Showcase is directed and produced by the photographer and filmmaker Lorry Salcedo Mitrani, in collaboration with UCP Backus & Johnston and the Wiese Foundation. NYPFS is made possible thanks to the   generous support of Mr. Guzman Aguirre Altamirano, Ms. Martha Meier Miro Quesada, Mrs. Ana Maria Estrada de Rosen and Mr. Carlos Sandoval de la Cruz, President of the Regional Government of La Libertad.

     


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    Cameron

    Cameron Bailey's Day 9 Picks
    Five films not to be missed, as recommended by the Festival's Artistic Director:

    THE DEAD LANDS | Scotiabank 1 | 9:45PM
    MARGARITA, WITH A STRAW | Scotiabank 2 | 8:45PM
    A DREAM OF IRON | Scotiabank 13 | 2:15PM
    NED RIFLE | Winter Garden Theatre | 8PM
    TIMBUKTU | TIFF Bell Lightbox 1 | 2PM
    THE CONNECTION | Roy Thomson Hall | 6:30PM


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    2014 marks the 25th anniversary of the Stockholm International Film Festival. The festival, which is dedicated to the late Lauren Bacall, will be visited by distinguished directors and actors from all over the world, and more than a 180 films will be screened.

    The 25th International Stockholm Film Festival starts November 5. The program will be released in full on October 14. A small selection of films that will be shown during the festival:

    Mommy, the new Xavier Dolan feature about a tempestuous mother-son relationship, winner of the Jury prize in Cannes; Peter Sattlers’ debut feature Camp X-ray, starring Kristen Stewart and Peyman Moaadi, a salient testament of the inhumanities of Guantanamo Bay; and Catch Me Daddy, Daniel Wolfe’s directorial debut – a visually striking genre blender about a girl on the run from her father.

    The festival’s opening feature is Gentlemen, by Mikael Marcimain (director of FIPRESCI-winning Call Girl). It’s an adaptation of the popular Klas Östergren novel with the same title, set in postwar Sweden, and revolves around jazz, boxing, spies and conspiracies, as seen through the eyes of a novelist. The film is currently being screened at the Toronto International Film Festival.

    Each year, the festival is graced by a number of acclaimed actors and directors. 2014 is no different; among others, masterful brit Mike Leigh (Vera Drake and Happy-Go-Lucky) will visit the festival and be presented the Stockholm Lifetime Achievement Award. There will also be an exclusive seminar with the director before the premiere screening of his latest film, Mr. Turner.

    This year’s Stockholm International Film Festival is dedicated to late star and icon Lauren Bacall. In 2000, she was given the Stockholm Lifetime Achievement Award.

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    Christel Lindgren (press manager), +46 73 519 4713 or Felix Bergenholtz (press assistant), +46 72 252 1462.

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    The 25th Stockholm International Film Festival November 5-16 2014.

    Stockholm International Film Festival started in 1990 and is today one of the leading competitive film festivals in Europe. The festival takes place every year in November with more than 180 films from more than 50 countries. More than a festival: we organize exclusive screenings and the popular Summer Cinema – an outdoor mini- festival. Every year in spring the Stockholm International Film Festival Junior brings the latest films to youngsters between 6 and 16 years of age.

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    Mexican Gonzalez, an extraordinary debut film of Christian Diaz Pardo (made for less than $100.000), arguably won Golden Zenith award for best first fiction feature (awarded from a jury headed by film scholar and connoisseur, Iranian filmmaker Bahman Maghsoudlou, author of the great documentary Abbas Kiarostami: A report, which I reviewed last year).

    Gonzales is a story about a young man in debt who finds a new job as a call center operator of a Christian sect led by a highly seductive pastor (compelling performance by Carlos Bardem, brother of Javier). Quite disturbing and unexpected is the call center by itself, which looks like any other contemporary teleshop, with a number of employees working inside their inhuman cubicles, yet selling “comfort” to their customers! Always dressed in a suit, charismatic samurai-like Gonzalez, on the path of fulfilling his ambitions (to climb the ladder of power and become a new pastor), leads us through the harsh world of unscrupulous manipulation of religious feelings where the main victims are people living in poverty. What keeps the audience’s attention the most is the very mature Pardo’s directorial style and his clever approach to subject matter, without sentimentality and redundant moralization, which are so often exploited in cinema dealing with this issue (usual images of poverty, etc.).

    This intense, well-crafted thriller with a social-issue concern that owes much to its brilliant title role of Harold Torres (also producer of the movie) certainly gives a new hope to Mexican cinema, establishing two great young talents - Pardo and Torres. 

     

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    Once again a debut film, Benedikt Erlingsson’s Of Horses and Men (Hross I Oss, shown out of competition, produced by acclaimed Icelandic producer and filmmaker Fridrik Thor Fridriksson, who was a member of this year FFM’s jury) is a piece that is very difficult to write about... Why? Because it is one of those rare films that have to be seen in order to be properly experienced. Or, probably because this is not just a great piece – this is a masterpiece!

    It’s a true excitement when you can feel from the very beginning that you’re witnessing something completely new, in both content and form, especially in art-house cinema cuisine so much indoctrinated with mere form / concept / context. Erlingsson’s absolutely wondrous movie, skillfully intertwine several stories of inhabitants of a remote, small Icelandic village in the mountains by the sea (and one Mexican tourist), from the standpoint of their horses (!). Horses, whether as one of all time favorite symbols in top-notch art-house European cinema (like in works of Tarkovsky and Wajda, or Trear and Tarr), or obligatory extras in American westerns, have finally reached here the level of true characters, with their good traits, but also bad ones, just like any horse might have. In just 80 minutes, Of Men and Horses speaks about concealing emotions and instincts, pride and prejudice, hypocrisy and alcoholism, greed and love... and sure, unfortunately, shooting horses.

    Witty and delicate at the same time, this aesthetically beautiful movie completely overwhelms the audience with its fast shifting (done in simply magical way) from brutal to gentle, from realistic to surreal... working as a profound metaphor while offering sort of unique ritual experience. Finally, what probably struck us the most is the purity of Erlingsson’s so genuine style. Groundbreaking! 

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    Every year FFM offers a few interesting feature documentaries, and once again, the most precious one was made by an Iranian author living abroad - Ayat Najafi’s No Land’s Song (German-French co-production). Arguably winning the audience award for best documentary, Najafi succeeded in his first feature to overcome all difficulties that a documentary filmmaker can encounter – telling a story in a compelling way engaging the audience as if it was a fiction movie, yet showing the facts truthfully, and being courageous.

    No Land’s Song follows a young Iranian composer Sara Najafi in her attempt to organize a concert in Tehran with other female solo singers, something that is strictly forbidden under Islamic law; those voices may sexually arouse a man, as explained by an Islamic scholar, who compared that kind of sin to eating cheese – plain cheese is fine, but if you add more yummy ingredients to it, you may start enjoying it too much, and then problems will occur...

    Dealing with another shocking restriction of 21st century Iranian Islamic country, Najafi’s film is very dynamic, honest, occasionally ironic, and above all brave (we even see Iranian female musicians without hijab(!)); with plenty of characters (Sara being supported by several Iranian and French musicians in their joined efforts to perform the concert), as well as informative (including precious archive footage before the Islamic revolution where a popular singer of 60’s sings in a sort of blues bar, and during performance takes shots of alcohol from time to time).

    Finally, Najafi’s approach to subject matter is highly sophisticated, and therefore his piece cannot be classified as a mere ideological statement. On the contrary, No Land’s Song is a story above that; it’s a story with characters we really care about, and a certain amount of optimism and faith for a better tomorrow. 

     

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