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    HollyShorts is teaming up with the Humans in Space Art Program and Waterstone Entertainment as an official Film Festival partner for the Humans in Space Art Video Challenge. The Humans in Space Art Program is working with NASA’s International Space Station Program to encourage the creation of videos focused on the future of space, science and technology, and its impact on Earth.  The Challenge is currently accepting film submissions and inviting filmmakers and students around the world to send in their creative videos, 3 minutes long or less, that explore “How will space, science, and technology benefit humanity.”


    The video artwork can be of any style featuring original animation, sketches, music, live action, poetry, dance, drama, apps, etc. The winning project wins a cash prize of $5,000 courtesy of the Center for the Advancement of Science in Space (CASIS). The winning video will also take a trip into orbit on the Space Station, and NASA will provide montages with flown patches for the winners. In addition, the winning film will be showcased at the 11th Annual HollyShorts Film Festival (TCL Chinese Theater August 13-22, 2015).

    Due Date
    Artwork must be submitted online by November 15, 2014.

    Eligibility & Requirements
    Individuals or teams of participants should include at least one clear reference to the International Space Station in their videos, address the thematic question, be creative and capture their views in their best quality video product.

    Fee
    There are no fees associated with submitting to the Humans in Space Art Video Challenge.

    The projects will be judged by a panel of astronauts noted below; also joining this panel will be a group of celebrities and award winning filmmakers who will be announced in the coming weeks.

     

    Humans in Space Art Video Challenge Jury-Astronaut Members

    Nicole Stott, NASA astronaut

    Chris Hadfield, CSA astronaut

    Luca Parmitano, ESA astronaut

    Andreas Mogensen, ESA astronaut

    Thomas Pesquet, ESA astronaut

       
    Humans in Space Art Video Challenge Information
    Competition closes Nov. 15. Announcement of winners March 2015.
    Celebrity Judges to be announced soon.
    $5000 award and video flown in space.

    Twitter @SpaceArtLPI and #HISAChallenge and #spaceart
    Facebook www.facebook.com/HumansInSpaceArt<http://www.facebook.com/HumansInSpaceArtand https://www.facebook.com/events/316493981855166/?ref=22
    Instagram http://instagram.com/humansinspaceart

     

     


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    Camerado's original supernatural Asian historical dramatic movie, FREEDOM DEAL: The Story of Lucky, set along the Cambodia-Vietnam border in 1970 during the Vietnam conflict, continues to enjoy popular support and appreciation internationally - and on the ground in Cambodia in well.

    A series of October 2014 sidewalk and street screenings in Phnom Penh and in the rural Cambodian countryside, demonstrated conclusively a striking level of popular local support for this pioneering onscreen supernatural historical drama.

    FREEDOM DEAL J "Jack RO" Rosette in Cambodia, Oct 2014 


    Utilizing a network of volunteers operating battery powered Pico projections systems, and supported by two Beta-stage, CUDA accelerated PILGRIM media player systems (*designed by J "Jack RO" Rosette, director of CAMERADO and co-producer of FREEDOM DEAL - read more HERE), the successful October 2014 Cambodia screenings of FREEDOM DEAL conclusively demonstrated that the movie exhibits strong international crossover potential - bridging the gap between a local populist Asian sensibility and an international and Western moviegoing experience.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    FREEDOM DEAL: The Story of Lucky, is based on a section of the expanded FREEDOM DEAL feature and episodic project currently in development. Following over half a decade of research in Cambodia, where writer-director J "Jack RO" Rosette lived and worked between 2005 and 2013, the FREEDOM DEAL story takes place at a critical juncture of Western-Asian history, during the little explored 1970 'Cambodia Incursion'. 


    This military operation, launched jointly by US and Army of South Vietnam forces, drove into Cambodia to seek and destroy hidden North Vietnamese and Viet Cong sanctuaries.

    The Cambodia Incursion was widely considered to be a military success, in that it effectively reduced rearguard and flank activity on forces planning to depart Vietnam while providing the beleaguered Cambodian Lon Nol regime a ready supply of (captured) weapons.  However, the operation was a political disaster for the Nixon administration which had previously articulated a plan to exit the Indochina conflict via a process of 'Vietnamization'. 



    In response to the Cambodian Incursion, protests erupted across the USA, culminating in the shooting deaths of students at Kent State and Jackson State Universities.


    Yet....what was happening on the ground in Cambodia?  What was the local Asian experience during this time?

    For the first time ever onscreen, this pivotal moment in history is dramatized in FREEDOM DEAL from a local Cambodian point of view. The movie also features a supernatural folkloric twist, in the form of startling appearance of a spectral, vampiric floating head being known as an 'ARB' - appearing for the first time ever in a movie intended for international audiences.

    Internationally, FREEDOM DEAL: Story of Lucky continues to ply the festival circuit, captivating many who know little about the 20th century conflicts in Indochina; a programmer at the USA based Highway 61 Film Festival sums up the reaction of many Westerners who encounter the FREEDOM DEAL project for the first time:

    "A strong, interesting story with good characters and excellent acting. And the supernatural element was bizarre but just right for the story" - Highway 61 Film Festival


     

    Find out more about ' The Story of Lucky' and the feature and episodic components of the FREEDOM DEAL project at http://www.freedomdealmovie.com ~ International co-production inquiries regarding the FREEDOM DEAL feature and episodic projects, kindly contact camerado@camerado.com 

     

     

     


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    AFI FEST 2014 presented by Audi, a program of the American Film Institute, announced today the films that will be featured in the New Auteurs, Shorts and American Independents sections at this year’s festival.

    The New Auteurs and Shorts sections both showcase filmmakers from around the world; the New Auteurs section highlights first and second-time feature film directors and the Shorts selections represent diverse and varied international perspectives. The Shorts program this year features a full program of animated films in addition to a program of midnight shorts. Both sections are juried and are available for the Grand Jury Awards.  This year’s New Auteurs jury features Alonso Duralde (The Wrap), Tim Grierson (Screen International), Eric Kohn (IndieWire) and Anne Thompson (Thompson on Hollywood).  The Shorts jury features Kahlil Joseph (filmmaker), Sara Murphy (producer), Mike Ott (filmmaker), Matthew Takata (Sundance Institute) and Brian Udovich (producer).

    “These sections are where you will see some of the most exciting movies from around the world from filmmakers who take risks,” said Lane Kneedler, Associate Director of Programming of AFI FEST.  “Our competition this year could not be finer with debuts from countries all over the globe including Vietnam, Ukraine, Korea and the Ivory Coast.  These extraordinary filmmakers are making their mark on modern cinema with their genuinely distinctive voices."

    The American Independents section represents the best of independent filmmaking this year.  Pushing boundaries with form and content across both narrative and documentary cinema, these films feature fresh voices, as well as filmmakers returning to AFI FEST with their latest work.

    ”We hope that the audience goes on a journey of discovery at the festival and experiences the creative visions of the talented and audacious filmmakers in our New Auteurs, American Independents and Shorts sections,” said Jacqueline Lyanga, Director, AFI FEST, “These sections are not curated to focus on premiere status, but rather, to showcase the best new films and filmmakers of the year.”

    Free individual tickets to AFI FEST screenings and Galas will be available to the general public online at AFI.com beginning Friday, October 24, but only the Cinepass Express pass will provide priority entry to all regular screenings including the New Auteurs, Shorts and American Independents selections, as well as access into the Cinema Lounge.  These and other AFI FEST Passes are on sale now at AFI.com/AFIFEST, and AFI Members receive special discounts.  The American Film Institute is a 501(c)(3) non-profit educational and cultural organization, and Patron Packages are tax-deductible to the full extent of the law.

    AFI FEST will take place November 6 through 13 in Hollywood, CA, at the Dolby Theatre, the TCL Chinese Theatres, the Egyptian Theatre and the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel.  As previously announced, the Opening Night Gala will be the World Premiere of A MOST VIOLENT YEAR (DIR J.C. Chandor) on Thursday, November 6; INHERENT VICE (DIR Paul Thomas Anderson) will be the Centerpiece Gala on Saturday, November 8; the World Premiere of THE GAMBLER (DIR Rupert Wyatt) will be the Centerpiece Gala on Monday, November 10; Sophia Loren will be honored with a special Tribute on Wednesday, November 12; and FOXCATCHER (DIR Bennett Miller) will be the Closing Night Gala on Thursday, November 13.  The full festival lineup will be unveiled later this month.

    For the 11th year, Audi is the festival’s presenting sponsor.  Additional top sponsors include AT&T, Coca-Cola, VIZIO, American Airlines (the official airline of AFI), Dunkin’ Donuts, Netflix and Stella Artois.  The festival’s venue sponsors include the Dolby Theatre, the TCL Chinese Theatres, the Hollywood & Highland Center, the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel and the Egyptian Theatre.

     

    NEW AUTEURS SELECTIONS (10 titles)

    ALIVE (SANDA) - A poor mountain laborer finds himself caught between harrowing dramas playing out at work and at home.  DIR Park Jungbum.  SCR Park Jungbum.  CAST Park Jungbum, Lee Seungyeon, Park Myunghoon, Shin Heatbit.  South Korea. US Premiere

    BLIND - A recently blinded woman handles the loss of her sight by writing stories about the world she’s beginning to forget.  DIR Eskil Vogt.  SCR Eskil Vogt.  CAST Ellen Dorrit Petersen, Henrik Rafaelsen, Vera Vitali, Marius Kolbenstvedt.  Norway, Netherlands.

    FLAPPING IN THE MIDDLE OF NOWHERE (ÐAP CÁNH GIUA KHÔNG TRUNG)- When Huyen dabbles in prostitution to earn money for an abortion, she meets a mysterious client who takes a tender yet obsessive interest in her pregnancy.  DIR Nguyen Hoang Diep.  SCR Nguyen Hoang Diep.  CAST Nguyen Thuy Anh, Tran Bao Son, Hoang Ha, Pham Tran Thanh Duy.  Vietnam, France, Norway, Germany. US Premiere.

    GÜEROS - In this playfully energetic debut, three young pranksters embark on a road trip adventure to pay their last respects to their musical hero.  DIR Alonso Ruizpalacios.  SCR Alonso Ruizpalacios & Gibrán Portela.  CAST Tenoch Huerta, Sebastián Aguirre, Ilse Salas, Leonardo Ortizgris.  Mexico.

    RUN - This West African mystic fable follows a young man’s trajectory from rainmaker-in-training to fugitive political assassin.  DIR Philippe Lacôte.  SCR Philippe Lacôte.  CAST Abdoul Karim Konaté, Isaach de Bankolé, Reine Sali Coulibaly.  Ivory Coast, France.

    SELF MADE (BOREG) - When two young women – one Palestinian and one Israeli – cross paths at a border checkpoint, they experience a magical identity exchange.  DIR Shira Geffen.  SCR Shira Geffen.  CAST Sarah Adler, Samira Saraya.  Israel.

    THE TRIBE (PLEMYA) - This daring film, acted entirely in sign language without the aid of subtitles or voiceover, follows a new student at a corrupt Ukrainian school for the deaf.  DIR Myroslav Slaboshpytskiy.  SCR Myroslav Slaboshpytskiy.  CAST Grigoriy Fesenko, Yana Novikova.  Ukraine.

    VIKTORIA - Young Viktoria, born without an umbilical cord, is exalted as Bulgaria’s “Child of the Future.” But when the Communist Party falls, she faces a crisis.  DIR Maya Vitkova.  SCR Maya Vitkova.  CAST Irmena Chichikova, Daria Vitkova, Kalina Vitkova, Mariana Krumova, Dimo Dimov, Georgi Spasov.  Bulgaria.

    VIOLET - In this visually stunning debut, teen Jesse must readjust to the world and cope with grief after witnessing his friend’s murder at a local shopping mall.  DIR Bas Devos.  SCR Bas Devos.  CAST César De Sutter, Raf Walschaerts, Mira Helmer, Brent Minne.  Netherlands, Belgium. North American Premiere.

    THE WONDERS (LE MERAVIGLIE) - When a television competition comes to the Italian countryside, farmer’s daughter Gelsomina sees a way to assert her independence in this mesmerizing tale.  DIR Alice Rohrwacher.  SCR Alice Rohrwacher.  CAST Alexandra Lungu, Sam Louwyck, Alba Rohrwacher, Sabine Timoteo, Monica Bellucci.  Italy, Switzerland, Germany.

     

    SHORTS SELECTIONS (45 titles)

    8 BULLETS (8 BALLES) - A grief-stricken expat hunts the man he believes is responsible for killing his family in this mixed-media fever dream.  DIR Frank Ternier.  SCR Frank Ternier.  France.

    130919 • A PORTRAIT OF MARINA ABRAMOVIĆ - This one-take 3D film majestically documents legendary performance artist Marina Abramović in a manner befitting her art.  DIR Matthu Placek.  SCR Matthu Placek.  CAST Marina Abramović.  USA.

    AFRONAUTS - Inspired by true events, It's July 16, 1969: America is preparing to launch Apollo 11. Thousands of miles away, the Zambia Space Academy hopes to beat them to the moon.  DIR Frances Bodomo.  SCR Frances Bodomo.  CAST Diandra Forrest, Yolonda Ross, Hoji Fortuna.  USA.

    BATH HOUSE (SIMHALL) - The mice are going after the bath house safe in this droll stop-motion puppet short.  DIR Niki Lindroth von Bahr.  SCR Niki Lindroth von Bahr & Jerker Virdborg.  Sweden.

    BUFFALO JUGGALOS - There is a secret land in upstate New York, where the Juggalos roam free...  DIR Scott Cummings.  SCR Scott Cummings.  USA.

    THE CHAPERONE 3D - More than 10,000 drawings intersect with a series of animation techniques to tell the true story of a lone teacher's stand against a motorcycle gang in the 1970s.  DIR Fraser Munden.  SCR Fraser Munden & Neil Rathbone.  CAST Ralph Whims, Stefan Czernatowicz.  Canada.

    CHILDREN'S SONG - Children sing a song.  DIR David O'Reilly.  USA.

    THE CUT (LA COUPE) - A father and daughter fluctuate between proximity and detachment during the course a haircut.  DIR Geneviève Dulude-De Celles.  SCR Geneviève Dulude-De Celles.  CAST Milya Corbeil-Gauvreau, Alain Houle.  Canada.

    DAY 40 - Sinister forces take hold in the untold sordid story of what really happened on Noah's Ark.  DIR Sol Friedman.  SCR Evan Morgan.  CAST John Boylan, Rowie Spodek.  Canada.

    THE DIGGERS - These are the grave diggers. This is their day.  DIR Robert Machoian & Rodrigo Ojeda-Beck.  USA.

    THE DRAGON IS THE FRAME - This experimental detective film explores the enigma of depression and its subtle interplay between presence and absence.  DIR Mary Helena Clark.  USA.

    EXCHANGE AND MART - An unorthodox self-defense class at a remote Scottish boarding school yields unusual results.  DIR Cara Connolly & Martin Clark.  SCR Cara Connolly.  CAST Ewen Bremner, Grace Chilton.  United Kingdom.

    FUNNEL - A man's car breaks down and sends him on a quest across town that slowly turns into the most fantastically mundane adventure.  DIR Andre Hyland.  SCR Andre Hyland.  CAST Andre Hyland.  USA.

    GARY HAS AN AIDS SCARE - Gary might have a bit of a problem...  DIR Joe Callander.  USA.

    HACKED CIRCUIT - This circular study of the Foley process portrays sound artists at work constructing complex layers of fabrication and imposition.  DIR Deborah Stratman.  USA.

    THE HAIRCUT - In 1976, Amy defies expectations and joins the first class of female cadets accepted for military service. She'll have to prove to all that she has what it takes.  DIR Alexis O. Korycinski.  SCR Julia Cox.  CAST Bailey Noble, Molly Quinn, David Starzyk, Walter Fauntleroy, Chad Michael Collins.  USA.

    HAZE - A well-intentioned young man struggles to explain last night.  DIR Chloe Domont.  SCR Chloe Domont.  CAST Casey Drogin, Hannah Gross.  USA.

    HERE I AM...THERE YOU ARE... - When a married couple’s foreplay veers into domination, reality is stronger than the imagination.  DIR Dikla Jika Elkaslassy.  SCR Dikla Jika Elkaslassy.  CAST Ohad Knoller.  Israel.

    HOLE - A fearless portrait of a disabled man in search of intimacy.  DIR Martin Edralin.  SCR Martin Edralin.  CAST Ken Harrower, Sebastian Deery, April Lee.  Canada.

    HUMAN VOICE (VOCE UMANA) - Sophia Loren stars in this spirited adaptation of Jean Cocteau's one-woman play.  DIR Edoardo Ponti.  SCR Erri De Luca & Edoardo Ponti.  CAST Sophia Loren, Virginia Da Brescia, Enrico LoVerso.  Italy.

    LIGHT - After suffering a devastating loss, a Lebanese man is challenged by a mother's request.  DIR Yassmina Karajah.  SCR Yassmina Karajah.  CAST Ahmed Muslimani, Soad Karim, Timothy J O'Leary.  Canada, Lebanon.

    MAN ON THE CHAIR (L'HOMME SUR SA CHAISE) - Does the man on the chair exist?  DIR Dahee Jeong.  SCR Dahee Jeong.  France, South Korea.

    MASTER MUSCLES - Veronica and Efren take an explosive road trip through a strange America.  DIR Efrén Hernández.  SCR Efrén Hernández.  CAST Jehina Malik, Efrén Hernández.  USA.

    MI NINA MI VIDA - The bustling crowds and noisy rides of the amusement park won't be enough to make Jack smile today.  DIR Yan Giroux.  SCR Yan Giroux.  CAST Joël Henriques.  Canada.

    MIGRATION - Observe the migration patterns of a most unusual herd.  DIR Fluorescent Hill.  SCR Mark Lomond.  Canada.

    NDA - Man enacts legal fantasy.  DIR David O'Reilly.  USA.

    THE OBVIOUS CHILD - Somebody broke the girl's parents. The rabbit was there when it happened. It was an awful mess.  DIR Stephen Irwin.  SCR Stephen Irwin.  CAST Ron Masa.  United Kingdom.

    ONE YEAR LEASE - Brian and Thomas document one year's worth of their communication from their landlady, who has an itchy speed-dial finger and much to say.  DIR Brian Bolster.  CAST Brian Bolster, Thomas Harrington.  USA.

    PERSON TO PERSON - A stranger passed out on his floor after last night's party. Now she won't leave. At least it will make a good story.  DIR Dustin Guy Defa.  SCR Dustin Guy Defa.  CAST Bene Coopersmith, Deragh Campbell.  USA.

    THE PRESENT - An Eastern ghost story with haunting implications.  DIR Joe Hsieh.  SCR Joe Hsieh & Ching-Chwang Ho.  CAST Yu-Jane Liu, Pi-Li Yeh, Ming-Shiou Tsai.  Taiwan.

    RABBITLAND - Those brainless rabbits are completely fulfilled. Why should their votes matter?  DIR Ana Nedeljkovic & Nikola Majdak Jr.  SCR Ana Nedeljkovic.  CAST Masa Mileusnic.  Serbia.

    RAT PACK RAT - Even Sammy Davis Jr. impersonators have it tough.  DIR Todd Rohal.  SCR Todd Rohal.  CAST Steve Little, Eddie Rouse, Margie Beegle.  USA.

    SEND - The Internet can be a dangerous place for teenage girls.  DIR Peter Vack.  SCR Peter Vack.  CAST Julia Garner, Jake Cannavale.  USA.

    SHIPWRECK - A tour de force rumination on the terrible tragedy that befell a boat carrying 500 Ethiopian refugees on October 3, 2013.  DIR Morgan Knibbe.  SCR Morgan Knibbe.  Netherlands.

    SILENT - A magical contraption brings the history of the movies to life!  DIR Brandon Oldenburg & Limbert Fabian.  SCR Limbert Fabian & Brandon Oldenburg.  USA.

    SLAP - A teenage boxer comes to terms with his true self.  DIR Nick Rowland.  CAST Joe Cole, Elliott Tittensor, Skye Lourie, Stephen Bent.  United Kingdom.

    SLEEPING GIANT - The chaotic nature of boys is captured in this lyrical coming-of-age journey.  DIR Andrew Cividino.  SCR Andrew Cividino.  CAST Isaac Wiebe, Nick Serino, Reece Moffett, Zoey Sawdo.  Canada.

    SLUT - A young girl with love in her heart unwittingly attracts the attention of a murderous sociopath.  DIR Chloe Okuno.  SCR Chloe Okuno.  CAST Molly McIntyre, James Gallo, Sally Kirkland, Kasia Pilewicz, Cody Beverstock.  USA.

    SOUND THAT - A few minutes spent looking for leaks in the infrastructure with the employees of the Cleveland Water Department.  DIR Kevin Jerome Everson.  SCR Kevin Jerome Everson.  CAST Kaulee Miller, Mark Pottinger, Terrance Martin.  USA.

    WASHINGTONIA - The Washingtonia is the only palm tree whose heart is not devoured by the red beetle, because its heart is small and dry and no one likes small, dry hearts.  DIR Konstantina Kotzamani.  SCR Konstantina Kotzamani.  CAST Mamadu Dialo.  Greece.

    WHITE MORNING - The violent little boys become violent little men.  DIR Paul Barritt.  SCR Paul Barritt.  United Kingdom

    WRONG NUMBER - Girl can't throw up.  DIR David O'Reilly.  USA.

    YEARBOOK - A man is hired to compile the definitive history of human existence before Earth blows up.  DIR Bernardo Britto.  SCR Bernardo Britto.  USA.

    YES WE LOVE (JA VI ELSKER) - Four generations, each in crisis on Norwegian Independence Day.  DIR Hallvar Witzø.  SCR Hallvar Witzø.  CAST Edvard Hægstad, Terje Ranes, Hanne Skille Reitan, Johan Fredrik Bergflødt-Johannessen.  Norway.

    YOUNG LIONS OF GYPSY (A CIAMBRA) - Over the course of one long night, a young Romani boy grows up.  DIR Jonas Carpignano.  SCR Jonas Carpignano.  Italy, France.

     

    AMERICAN INDEPENDENTS (8 titles)

    10,000 KM - Alexandra and Sergi’s deeply passionate relationship is tested when it becomes long distance, with computer technology their only medium for communication.  DIR Carlos Marques-Marcet.  SCR Clara Roquet & Carlos Marques-Marcet.  CAST Natalia Tena, David Verdaguer.  Spain, USA.   

    BUZZARD - Slacker temp-worker Marty goes into hiding following a slew of self-designed scams in this acidic dark comedy from AFI FEST alum Joel Potrykus.  DIR Joel Potrykus.  SCR Joel Potrykus.  CAST Joshua Burge, Joel Potrykus.  USA.   

    FAULTS - A washed-up expert on mind control accepts an offer to kidnap a young woman from a cult in this assured indie thriller.  DIR Riley Stearns.  SCR Riley Stearns.  CAST Leland Orser, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Beth Grant, Chris Ellis, Lance Reddick, John Gries.  USA.  

    FELT - Amy, haunted by a recent trauma, plunges into the world of her art to create an alter ego as a coping mechanism.  DIR Jason Banker.  SCR Jason Banker & Amy Everson.  CAST Amy Everson, Kentucker Audley, Roxanne Knouse, Alanna Reynolds.  USA.  

    HAPPY VALLEY - The Penn State child sex-abuse scandal, and subsequent downfall of local heroes Joe Paterno and Jerry Sandusky, is examined in this insightful documentary. DIR Amir Bar-Lev.  USA.

    HEAVEN KNOWS WHAT - The Safdie brothers’ third narrative feature explores the lives of three heroin junkies living on the streets of New York City.  DIR Benny Safdie & Josh Safdie.  SCR Ronald Bronstein & Josh Safdie.  CAST Arielle Holmes, Caleb Landry Jones, Buddy Duress, Necro.  USA.      

    THOU WAST MILD & LOVELY - In this psychosexual drama, a young farm worker’s attraction to his boss’s daughter unearths dark secrets.  DIR Josephine Decker.  SCR Josephine Decker & David Barker.  CAST Joe Swanberg, Sophie Traub, Robert Longstreet, Kristin Slaysman, Geoff Marslett.  USA.

    THE VANQUISHING OF THE WITCH BABA YAGA - This essay film finds a fertile metaphor for Eastern Europe’s changing relationship with the natural world in the Slavic folktale of witch Baba Yaga.  DIR Jessica Oreck.  SCR Jessica Oreck.  USA, Ukraine, Russia, Poland.

    About the American Film Institute

    AFI is America’s promise to preserve the history of the motion picture, to honor the artists and their work and to educate the next generation of storytellers.  AFI programs include the AFI Catalog of Feature Films and AFI Archive, which preserve film heritage for future generations; the AFI Life Achievement Award, the highest honor for a career in film; AFI Awards, honoring the most outstanding motion pictures and television programs of the year;AFI’s 100 Years…100 Movies television events and movie reference lists, which have introduced and reintroduced classic American movies to millions of film lovers; year-round and special event exhibition through AFI FEST presented by Audi,AFI DOCS and the AFI Silver Theatre and Cultural Center; and educating the next generation of storytellers at the world-renowned AFI Conservatory.  For more information about AFI, visit AFI.com or connect with AFI at twitter.com/AmericanFilm, facebook.com/AmericanFilmInstitute and youtube.com/AFI. 

     


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     It is less than four weeks away to the beginning of the annual celebration of cinema - the 22nd edition of the International Film Festival of the Art of Cinematography CAMERIMAGE! Everything will start on Saturday, November 15th, with the grand Opening Gala that will go down in the Festival's history, for among various other attractions we will screen two amazing motion pictures that has already been named major cinematic events of 2014 and generating huge awards buzz. It gives us an immense pleasure to announce thatBirdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance) (dir. Alejandro G. Iñárritu, cin. Emmanuel Lubezki) and The Imitation Game (dir.Morten Tyldum, cin. Óscar Faura) will be the opening films of Camerimage 2014, adding splendor to the Opening Gala! Both screenings will be the official Polish premieres. 


     

    Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)


    Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance) is a black comedy directed by Alejandro G. Iñárritu, the filmmaker behind Amores PerrosBabel and 21 Grams. The film tells the story of an actor (Michael Keaton) – famous for portraying an iconic superhero – as he struggles to mount a Broadway play. In the days leading up to opening night, he battles his ego and attempts to recover his family, his career, and himself. The film stars Michael KeatonZach GalifianakisEdward NortonAndrea RiseboroughAmy RyanEmma Stone and Naomi Watts
     


    Still from "Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)",
    Courtesy of Fox Searchlight Pictures


    The creative team behind Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance) includes Academy Award® winning cinematographerEmmanuel Lubezki (GravityThe Tree of Life), two time Academy Award® winning costume designer Albert Wolsky (All That Jazz,Bugsy), production designer Kevin Thompson (Michael ClaytonThe Bourne Legacy) and two editors, Douglas Crise (Academy Award®nominee for Babel) and Stephen Mirrione (Academy Award® winner for Traffic). 

     

    The Imitation Game


    The Imitation Game is based on the real life story of legendary cryptanalyst Alan Turing. The film portrays the nail-biting race against time by Turing and his brilliant team of code-breakers at Britain's top-secret Government Code and Cypher School at Bletchley Park, during the darkest days of World War II. The films stars the phenomenal Benedict Cumberbatch (August: Osage County, TV series Sherlock) and Academy Award® nominee Keira Knightley (Pride and Prejudice). 
     


    Still from "The Imitation Game",
    Courtesy of Forum Film Poland


    The creative team behind The Imitation Game includes European Film Award nominated cinematographer Óscar Faura (The Orphanage,The Impossible), Academy Award® winning editor William Goldenberg (ArgoZero Dark Thirty), six time Academy Award® nominated composer Alexandre Desplat (The QueenFantastic Mr. Fox) and BAFTA Award nominated production designer Maria Djurkovic(Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, SpyThe Hours). 

     

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    The premiere Camerimage screenings will be held on 15th November in Opera Nova in Bydgoszcz. The screening of Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance), which will also take part in the Camerimage Main Competition, will have its premiere at the Festival only a month after the U.S. wide release, and over a month before European wide releases. The special screening of The Imitation Game will take place only one day after the wide release in the U.K. 

    Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance) will have its Polish release on 27th February 2015. Polish distributor: Imperial - CinePix Sp. z o. o.
    The Imitation Game will have its Polish release on 16th January 2015. Polish distributor: Forum Film Poland 

    Both screenings will be a part of Camerimage 2014 Opening Gala, to which you need an invitation. However, subject to availability of free seats, we will admit holders of festival passes.


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    Montréal, Wednesday, October 22nd, 2014Doc Circuit Montreal, North America’s only bilingual market is pleased to announce the programming for its 10th anniversary, taking place from November 15th to the 19th. This edition will offer a slate of new creative and professional development initiatives, including the Eurodoc pitch session and grant, a 3-day Talent Lab, and a day-long Transmedia Think Tank.

     

    Talent Lab

    This edition begins with the pan-Canadian Doc Circuit MontrealTalent Lab, bringing together the most notable guest filmmakers and decision-makers for three days of informal conversations, workshops and skills exchange with emerging filmmakers. Seven participants will also be chosen for a tailor-made mentorship program, and a Peter Wintonick travel grant will be awarded to an out of province participant, courtesy of Films We Like. This initiative is made possible with the support of the Canada Council for the Arts.

     

    Eurodoc Pitch & Grant

    Doc Circuit will collaborate with Eurodoc, one of Europe’s most pre-eminent training programs, to offer a Québec producer with a project in development showing international potential, a spot.  Five finalists will be chosen for a live pitch at Doc Circuit Montreal on November 19th. Presented with the support of the Ministère de la culture et des communications, Doc Circuit Montréal will be awarding the pitch winner a $4000 grant (to be used towards registration and travel). In addition, Eurodoc will cover up to 60% of travel and accommodation costs.

     

    Transmedia Think Tank

    This year, in light of the undeniable influence of digital technologies on documentary practice, Doc Circuit Montreal will inaugurate a daylong interdisciplinary Transmedia Think Tank. Co-curated with Crossoverlabs, and presented in collaboration with the British Consulate-General in Montreal and the Canada Media Fund, the program will include a day-long story hack and short presentations exploring the tools, concepts and new approaches to collaborative and interactive creation. Mentors and speakers include: Hughes Sweeney (NFB), Boris Razon (France Télévision: Nouvelles Écritures), Opeyemi Olukemi (Tribeca Film Institute) and Gerald Holubowicz (Storycode, Paris).  

     

    Get In Sync!

    Doc Circuit has undertaken a new collaboration with M pour Montréal, to present Get in Sync!, a master-class with three international music supervisors that will re-imagine the musical landscape of a documentary film using a bank of music put together from artists participating in both M for Montreal and RIDM’s Beat Box repertoire. The session will welcome Lynn Fainchtein, Heather Gardner Adamo and Jocelyn Brown.

     

    Conferences

    Doc Circuit Montreal will once again present three intensive days of conferences, bringing our guests onto panels and into discussions looking at the possibilities and challenges at hand for the documentary community. This year’s themes will look to the future role of broadcasters, leveraging new technologies, impact producing, digital and alternative distribution strands as well as an overview of private and alternative funding. Hot Docs will also present a French-language focus of its audience study, while Doc Québec will hold its latest installation of “Assemblée de cuisine“ looking at the relationship between producers and directors.

     

    Decision-makers

    For our 10th edition, we are pleased to welcome more decision-makers than any year previous, including many newcomers to the festival: Jeremy Boxer (Vimeo), Hannah Horner (Doc&Film), Jake Craven (GATHR), Livia Bloom (Icarus Distribution), Kornelia Theune (ARTE), Phillipe Muller (ARTE GEIE), Eddy Moretti (VICE Media), Tina Apostolopoulos (Bell Media), Charlotte Madsen (SVT), Mads Mikkelsen (CPH-DOX), Cíntia Gil (Doc Lisboa), Luciano Rigolini (ARTE, La Lucarne), Boris Razon (France Télévision : Nouvelles Écritures), Opeyemi Olukemi (Tribeca Film Institute), Annick Jakobowicz (France Télévision, Documentaire International), Marc Schiller (BOND consultants), Alice Apley (DER), Mark Atkin (Crossoverlabs).  We are also happy to welcome many returning key decision-makers including representatives from: Sundance Film Institute, POV, MoMA, Union Docs and ITVS, Kino Smith/Blue Ice Docs, Blue Ant Media, Shaw Media, Knowledge Network and Superchannel.

     

    Also new this year, will be a series of five “focus sessions”, allowing for more in-depth coverage of specific topics in smaller groups, such as: a master class on documentary series (with Knowledge Network and Canal D), legal aspects of music clearance (Willa Marcus, ARAC) and producing for the internet (case study with Remy Khouzam and Catbird Productions), producing with Latin America (with producers from Mexico and Columbia) and finally, a special theatrical distribution on demand workshop with GATHR (Jake Craven, Director or Acquisitions).

     

    Some of our most popular activities from last year have also found their way back for another edition, including: micro-meet sessions allowing delegates to have small-group informal meetings with decision-makers, rough cut sessions where a project at rough-cut stage will have a private screening with a panel of decision-makers, and of course the Cuban Hat Pitch, back for another edition of pitching, crowdfunding and community building.

     

    Looking forward to seeing you there!

     

    North America’s only bilingual documentary market, Doc Circuit Montreal organizes an intensive schedule of business meetings and professional-development workshops that help directors, producers, distributors and broadcasters update their skills and launch new partnerships. Every year, more than 300 industry professionals gather at Doc Circuit Montreal to explore their shared interest in innovative projects and the issues facing documentary filmmakers.

     

     

    The 10th annual DOC CIRCUIT MONTREAL will take place from November 15th to 19th, 2014.

    More information: doccircuitmontreal.ca


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    The Barbican Centre

    Framed Film Festival returns to the Barbican for its third year over the weekend of 22 & 23 November with a packed line-up
of fantastic films, events, workshops and activities for young cinema goers aged 4-11.

    The stories in this year’s festival capture
the world through childhood experiences: making friends, having adventures, looking after animals, being naughty and hoping not to get caught; as well as the desperate
 desire to be grown up and the frustration of being a kid in an adult world.

    Ploddy the Police Car on the Case

    Building on the festival’s reputation of bringing international cinema to children, Framed is excited to feature three films from Norway: Hocus Pocus, Alfie Akins, a delightful adventure film starring the famous Swedish children’s character created by Gunilla Bergström (who many youngsters will know from the popular App); Ploddy the Police Car on the Case, who feeds hot dogs to a newborn eagle; and The Christmas of Solan & Ludvig, in which inventor Theodore creates the world’s most powerful snow gun. From Holland, a chocolate-milk-loving moose in A Christmoose Story crashes Santa’s sleigh; and from France a new adaptation of Belle and Sebastian retells the story about the charming relationship between a boy and a wild dog, set along the Swiss-French border in 1943.

    As ever the Framed Film Festival offers much more than a showcase of films, taking over the Barbican cinema foyer with creative learning opportunities through special events, activities and workshops, giving children the chance to watch, make and talk about films.

     

    Opening Film - Sat 22 Nov 11am, Cinema 2

    Watch this space…  Title to be confirmed.

    Ploddy The Police Car On The Case (Pelle Politibil pa sporet) (U*) (Norway 2013 72 min) - Sat 22 Nov 2pm, Cinema 2

    Ploddy is assigned to guard the biggest attraction in the brand new wildlife park: an endangered eagle mother and her egg. However, when two thieves steal the eagle mother, Ploddy ends up hatching the egg under his hood whilst tracking down the thieves. Ploddy comes to the rescue in this brand new adorable animation.

    Norwegian with English subtitles. Headsets with English translation available.

    Age range 5+

    A Christmoose Story (Midden in de winternacht) (PG*) (Netherlands 2013 81 min) - Sat 22 Nov 4.15pm, Cinema 2

    Max is convinced Christmas will be extremely boring, but when a giant talking Moose crashes through his roof he is not so sure. The moose claims he was on a test-run with Santa, who he has to find otherwise nobody will receive their Christmas presents.  Will Max help Moose and Santa fly again? A wonderfully funny family adventure.

    Dutch with English subtitles. Headsets with English translation available.

    Age range 7+

    The Christmas Of Solan & Ludvig (Solan og Ludvig – Jul I Flaklypa) (U*) (Norway 2013 76 min) - Sun 23 Nov 11.30am, Cinema 2

    Christmas is approaching, and what Ludvig wants most of all is snow. But when mad-cap inventor Theodore creates the world’s most powerful snow gun, it ends up in the wrong hands, and a raging blizzard ensues and Soren and Ludvig have to straighten things out all on their own. A charming family film.

    Norwegian with English subtitles. Headsets with English translation available.

    Age range 4+

    Hocus Pocus, Alfie Atkins (Hokus Pokus, Albert Aberg) (U*) (Norway 2013 72 min) - Sun 23 Nov 2pm, Cinema 2

    When he is not playing pirates, Alfie Atkins dreams of owning a dog but his dad doesn’t think he is old enough. Alfie is convinced he can use magic to make his dream come true but it is not as easy as he thinks. A delightful adventure film starring the famous Swedish children’s character created by Gunilla Bergström.

    Norwegian with English subtitles. Headsets with English translation available

    Age 6+

    Belle And Sebastian(Belle et Sébastien) (PG*) (France 2013 104 min) - Sun 23 Nov 4pm, Cinema 2

    A stunning new action adventure adaptation of Cécile Aubry’s Belle and Sebastian set along the French-Swiss borders in 1943, which explores the charming relationship between a boy and a wild dog. Threatened by Germans trawling the hills for members of the French Resistance and villagers hunting down a so-called ‘beast’, Belle and Sébastien must protect each other from harm in this thrilling children’s adventure.

    French with English subtitles. Headsets with English translation available.

    Age range 8+ (contains mild peril and threat)

    Hocus Pocus, Alfie Atkins

    Animation Station - Sat 22 & Sun 23 Nov 10.30am - 5pm, Beech Street Cinema Foyers

    Children can come to this free drop-in with animator Reza Ben Gajra to create their own animated scene using stop-motion techniques. The station will be open all day in the festival for anyone to enjoy.

    Recommended for 4-11 year olds

    Green Screen Trailers - Sat 22 & Sun 23 Nov 10.30am - 5pm,Mezzanine Level, Main Barbican Centre

    Calling all budding film stars. Children are being given the chance to star in their own film trailer. They can choose their adventure, get into costume and act out the scene of their dreams.  Plots include travelling to alien planets, stopping an evil genius detonating a bomb or saving the world from a terrible curse, without leaving the Barbican! Participants can also take home acopy of the trailer which will give them the chance to show off their film and re-live their movie experience at home again and again.

    Bookable slots from 11am - 5pm. Sign up on the day. Recommended for 4-11 year olds

    Free to take part. Optional DVD £6.

    With the Young Film Academy

    Pop Up Media Studio - Sat 22 & Sun 23 Nov 12-4pm, Beech Street Cinema Foyers

    A free, drop-in film studio bringing you creative media techniques on the latest digital film kits, time-lapse animation and a Vox Pops Booth where you can add your ideas to 1000 Londoners, one of the largest digital portraits of a city ever undertaken.

    www.1000londoners.com

     

    INFORMATION

    Tickets

    Under 18s £3

    Over 18s  £5

    Activities/Workshops

    Prices vary. Please see individual events for details.

    Subtitles

    Younger audiences may find it difficult to keep up with reading subtitles, so the festival provide a voice-over artist who reads out the subtitles live via headsets.

    The original language version of the film will be played in the auditorium. Children usually get so absorbed in the story that the translation does not obstruct their viewing pleasure. The films selected for the festival are screened in their original language with English subtitles. The films for younger children are not heavy on dialogue and are very watchable and have been chosen for their universal appeal that children will relate to.

    Flash Reviewing

    Framed Flash Review sticky notes will be stuck around the festival cinemas so that audience members can write a flash review of all the films they see and stick them on special review boards.

     

    Supported by City of London

    With thanks to programming partner BAFTA

       


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    The Starz Denver Film Festival (SDFF), sponsored by Starz Entertainment and produced by the Denver Film Society, announced today its Red Carpet and Special Presentations for its 37th edition: November 12-23, 2014. Recognized as the Rocky Mountain Region's premier film event, SDFF attracts nearly 58,000 filmgoers and is widely recognized for presenting Academy Award® and Independent Spirit Award-winning films, such as The Artist, Black Swan, Brokeback Mountain, Nebraska, No Country for Old Men and Silver Linings Playbook - well before their collective accolades.

      

    The Starz Denver Film Festival opens Wednesday, November 12 with 5 to 7, directed by Victor Levin and starring a standout cast of Anton Yelchin, Bérénice Marlohe, Jocelyn DeBoer, Glenn Close and Frank Langella. Morten Tyldum's World War II thriller, The Imitation Game, will be center stage for Big Night on November 15. Like Sunday, Like Rain directed by Frank Whaley and starring Leighton Meester, Julian Shatkin, Debra Messing and Billie Joe Armstrong will close the festival on November 22. The Red Carpet Matinee's will highlight documentaries Touch The Wall directed by Grant Barbeito and Christo Brock and Keep On Keepin' On directed by Alan Hicks.

     

    "We are thrilled to invite audiences to 'step into the story' and experience each of these outstanding films," said Festival Director Britta Erickson. "From the romance of New York City and the suspense of World War II to two powerful documentaries with Colorado ties, the Red Carpet is not to be missed at the 37th Starz Denver Film Festival."

     

    SDFF Special Presentations include: '71, Clouds of Sils Maria, Little Accidents, The Look of Silence, Red Army, Seymour: An Introduction, Two Days, One Night and WildLike.

      

    RED CARPET PRESENTATIONS

     

    Opening Night, November 12 (8pm), Buell Theatre

    5 to 7 - (DIRECTOR Victor Levin PRODUCERS Bonnie Curtis, Sam Englebardt, David S. Greathouse, William D. Johnson, Julie Lynn WRITER Victor Levin CAST Anton Yelchin, Bérénice Marlohe, Jocelyn DeBoer, Glenn Close and Frank Langella) - Writer/director Victor Levin's debut is a complex look at a modern affair that offers insight into the unpredictable nature of life and the equally unexpected consequences of love. Outside the Manhattan St. Regis Hotel, Brian (Anton Yelchin), a young and single aspiring writer, inadvertently comes upon Arielle (Bérénice Marlohe), the elegant wife of a French diplomat and mother of two. Despite the brevity of their meeting and Arielle's marital status, Brian can't help but be drawn to her sophisticated allure, and the two become embroiled in a cinq-a-sept affair. But what begins as a casual encounter quickly develops into a deeper attraction, facing the couple with a complicated future and leaving them with the realization that love that cannot be contained between 5 and 7. Courtesy of IFC

     

    Matinee, November 15 (2pm), Buell Theatre

    Touch the Wall - USA - (DIRECTOR Grant Barbeito, Christo Brock PRODUCERS Grant Barbeito, Christo Brock WRITER Christo Brock CAST Missy Franklin, Kara Lynn Joyce) - Touch the Wall is the story of two Olympic swimmers - Gold-Medalist Missy Franklin and Silver-Medalist Kara Lynn Joyce - and their journey to the 2012 London Olympics. When the veteran Joyce joins teenager Franklin and her age-group swim club, everything changes. The veteran Kara finds a new start and a world-class training partner; Missy finds a veteran and older sister to learn from. Together they train, compete, and support each other until the pool becomes too big for the two of them. Thrown apart by coach and circumstance, they reunite at Olympic Trials to redefine what it means to win.

     

    Big Night, November 15 (8pm), Buell Theatre

    The Imitation Game - USA - (DIRECTOR Morten Tyldum PRODUCERS Nora Grossman, Ido Ostrowsky, Teddy Schwarzman WRITERS Andrew Hodges (book), Graham Moore (screenplay) CAST Benedict Cumberbatch, Keira Knightley, Matthew Goode) - Benedict Cumberbatch (TV's Sherlock) dominates in this biopic of Alan Turing, the British mathematician who broke the Germans' Enigma code, playing a major role in ending World War II. Imagine The Social Network set in 1930s England: a team of geniuses headed by the savant Turing, who must race against the clock to curb Nazi power. Norwegian director Morten Tyldum (Headhunters) gets a boost in his English-language debut from a strong performance by Keira Knightley. The story is told through flashback. We meet Turing toward the end of his life, reflecting on his impact on the war effort. At 27, he lands a job at a top-secret agency that's in the early stages of breaking the code. Turing, obviously beyond brilliant for the job, begins butting heads with everyone up the chain of command, until ultimately cracking the code. But the inspired mathematician's personal life eventually becomes his demise, through no fault of his own. Courtesy of The Weinstein Company

     

    Matinee, November 22 (2pm), Buell Theatre

    Keep On Keepin' On - USA - (DIRECTOR Alan Hicks PRODUCERS Paula DuPré Pesmen, Quincy Jones WRITERS Davis Coombe, Alan Hicks CAST Clark Terry, Justin Kauflin, Quincy Jones) - From his impoverished childhood in St. Louis in the '20s and '30s to a career that crossed paths with nearly every great jazz musician of the last 70 years, Clark "CT" Terry has amazing stories to tell. Deemed by Dizzy Gillespie to have the "happiest sound in jazz," Terry is featured on over 900 recordings, and counts as his students Miles Davis and Quincy Jones. At 93, Terry still teaches, plays music, and tells great stories. The film's emotional core is the moving relationship between young pianist (Kauflin), who lost his sight at age eleven, and Terry, who is losing his own. Keep on Keepin' On is directed by first-time filmmaker Alan Hicks, a drummer who was a student of Terry's and played in his band. This inspiring documentary is written and edited by Colorado's leading editor, Davis Coombe, who will be participating in a one-on-one conversation during the festival. Courtesy of RADiUS-TWC

     

    Closing Night, Saturday, November 23 (8pm), Buell Theatre

    Like Sunday, Like Rain - USA - (DIRECTOR Frank Whaley, PRODUCERS Fabio Golombek, James Jones, Jimi Jones, Danny Sherman, Uri Singer, Josh Kesselman WRITER Frank Whaley CAST Leighton Meester, Justin Shatkin, Debra Messing, Billie Joe Armstrong) - Actor/writer/director Frank Whaley shows a gentle and sensitive side in his latest feature, Like Sunday, Like Rain. The tale of isolation-turned-doubtful-friendship across age and class stars Leighton Meester (TV's Gossip Girl), Debra Messing (TV's Will & Grace) in a serious role, and Green Day's Armstrong. Reggie (newcomer Julian Shatkin) is a 12-year-old musical prodigy who has a hard time forming bonds with kids his age. He thwarts his mothers' pressure to normalize him. Living in an Upper East Side mansion, he's isolated from most of the world with nothing but his music to occupy his time. Eleanor (Leighton Meester) finds herself jobless and homeless after a drastic breakup with her rocker boyfriend (Billie Joe Armstrong). By chance she becomes Reggie's au pair, and through a bond of music the duo form a close relationship, altering both their lives. 

     

    SPECIAL PRESENTATIONS

     

    '71 - UK - (DIRECTOR Yann Demange PRODUCERS Robin Guch, Angus Lamont WRITER Gregory Burke CAST Jack O'Connell, Sam Reid, Sean Harris) - A British soldier finds himself lost behind enemy lines one night after a riot in Belfast during the Northern Ireland conflict in 1971. Rising star Jack O'Connell (300: Rise of an Empire) bravely must find his way to safety while trying to distinguish friend from foe.

    Monday, November 17 (7pm), Sie FilmCenter

    Tuesday, November 18 (9:45pm), Sie FilmCenter

     

    Clouds of Sils Maria - France/Switzerland/Germany - (DIRECTOR Olivier Assayas PRODUCERS Charles Gillibert WRITER Olivier Assayas CAST Juliette Binoche, Kristen Stewart, Chloë Grace Moretz) - Maria (Juliette Binoche), traveling to receive an award on behalf of the director who made her famous, learns he's died. She agrees to star in a revival of the play that launched her career. When a young actress gets the seductress role, Maria is cast as the doomed older woman and life's imitation of art becomes reality.

    Friday, November 14 (9:30pm), UA Pavilions

    Sunday, November 23 (1:45pm), UA Pavilions

     

    Little Accidents - USA - (DIRECTOR Sara Colangelo PRODUCERS Jason Michael Berman, Anne Carey, Thomas B. Fore WRITER Sara Colangelo CAST Boyd Holbrook, Elizabeth Banks, Chloë Sevigny, Josh Lucas) - The lone survivor of a coal mining accident, Amos is caught between a rock and a hard place: speak truth or stay quiet and keep the town's economy alive. One accident leads to another, entangling three families in tragedy and ultimately in the liberating power of truth.

    Sunday, November 16 (4pm), UA Pavilions

     

    The Look of Silence - Denmark/Indonesia/Norway/Finland/UK - (DIRECTOR Joshua Oppenheimer PRODUCERS Werner Herzog, Signe Byrge Sørensen, Errol Morris, Andre Singer) - In Joshua Oppenheimer's sequel to his 2012 documentary The Act of Killing, about Indonesia's massacres in the 1960s, we follow Adi, whose brother was assassinated, as he probes former death-squad leaders about their roles. He seeks closure, but the perpetrators deny responsibility and relish in the horrors.

    Friday, November 14 (6:15pm), Sie FilmCenter

    Saturday, November 15 (9:30pm), Sie FilmCenter

     

    Red Army - USA/Russia - (DIRECTOR/PRODUCER/WRITER Gabe Polsky) - This incisive documentary about the dominating ice hockey program of the Soviet Union from 1954 until its collapse provides insight into a historical chapter that continues to inform Russia's leadership. Archival footage and contemporary interviews reveal the personal cost its stars paid for success.

    Monday, November 17 (6:15pm), UA Pavilions

     

    Seymour: An Introduction - USA - (DIRECTOR Ethan Hawke PRODUCERS Ryan Hawke, Greg Loser, Heather Smith) - Ethan Hawke's documentary paints a warm and inspirational portrait of Seymour Bernstein, the esteemed classical pianist, composer, author, and teacher. Describing his experiences through observations, recollections, and stories, Bernstein offers a glimpse into his intricate views on life and art.

    Saturday, November 22 (4pm) Sie FilmCenter

    Sunday, November 23 (4:45pm), UA Pavilions

     

    Two Days, One Night - Belgium/France/Italy - (DIRECTORS/WRITER Jean-Pierre Dardenne, Luc Dardenne PRODUCERS Jean-Pierre Dardenne, Luc Dardenne, Denis Freyd CAST Marion Cotillard, Fabrizio Rongione, Pili Groyne) - Acclaimed Belgian brothers Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne, two-time winners of the Palme D'Or at Cannes, team up with Academy Award® winner Marion Cotillard for the highly anticipated Two Days, One Night. A timely, compassionate meditation on unemployment and the global financial crisis, the film depicts one woman's struggle to escape the jaws of the capitalist machine.

    Saturday, November 22 (1:30pm), Sie FilmCenter

    Sunday, November 23 (11:15am), Sie FilmCenter

    Sunday, November 23 (4:45pm), Sie FilmCenter

     

    WildLike - USA - (DIRECTOR/PRODUCER/WRITER Frank Hall Green PRODUCERS Julie Christeas, Joseph Stephans, Schuyler Weiss CAST Ella Purnell, Brian Geraghty, Bruce Greenwood) - After running away from an abusive home in Alaska, fourteen-year-old Mackenzie (Ella Purnell) joins another lone traveler (Bruce Greenwood) in an unlikely alliance, helping to guide each other better than any map could. Director Frank Hall Green offers a story of salvation in his feature debut.

    Thursday, November 20 (7pm), UA Pavilions

     

    TICKET & PRESS INFORMATION

     

    Advanced tickets ($12 DFS member/$15.50 non-member) for Touch the Wall only are on sale now at denverfilm.org or the SDFF main box office location at the Sie FilmCenter (2510 E. Colfax Ave., Denver, CO 80206). Individual tickets for all remaining films will go on sale to Denver Film Society members on Wednesday, October 29 and to the general public on Friday, October 31. The full 12-day festival program will be announced on Monday, October 27.

     

    Advanced Red Carpet packages are on sale now and six pack tickets to any regularly priced films are on sale through October 26 at denverfilm.org.

     

    Patron Packages are available for advanced ticket selection and to ensure seating at Red Carpet and Special Presentations. Contact Alison Greenberg to purchase a Patron Package at (303) 595-3456 ext. 229 or alison@denverfilm.org.

     

    Red Carpet Presentations will take place at the Buell Theatre. Special Presentation screenings will take place at UA Denver Pavilions Stadium 15 and the Sie FilmCenter.

     

    Press accreditation is now open and closes on Tuesday, October 28. Click here to apply. For an advance screening link, film stills or interview requests email: katie@denverfilm.org.

     

    To keep up to date with the Starz Denver Film Festival on social media: like the SDFF Facebook page, follow @DenverFilm on Twitter and join the conversation by using the hashtags: #SDFF37 and #stepintothestory.

     

     


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    Starz Denver Film Festival Patron Packages on sale NOW!

    The Starz Denver Film Festival (SDFF), sponsored by Starz Entertainment and produced by the Denver Film Society, announced today its full Festival schedule. The complete lineup of films for the 37th edition, which runs November 12-23, is available at denverfilm.org/festival.

     

    Recognized as the Rocky Mountain Region's premier film event, SDFF attracts nearly 58,000 filmgoers and is widely recognized for presenting Academy Award® and Independent Spirit Award-winning films, such as The Artist, Black Swan, Brokeback Mountain, Nebraska, No Country for Old Men and Silver Linings Playbook - well before their collective accolades.

      

    SDFF will screen more than 250 features, shorts, student films and music videos representing over 40 countries along with selections under Denver Film Society's signature programs such as Cinema Q, Stanley Film Festival and Women+Film. This year, SDFF shines a spotlight on cinema from Brazil, known for its widly diverse range of cinematic treasures. The annual "Focus On a National Cinema" program features 14 Brazilian films. Foxcatcher directed by Bennett Miller and Wild directed by Jean-Marc Vallée were added as Gala Presentations. As previously announced, Red Carpet Presentations are 5 to 7, The Imitation Game, Keep On Keepin' On, Like Sunday, Like Rain and Touch the Wall. Special Presentations include: '71, Clouds of Sils Maria, Little Accidents, The Look of Silence, Red Army, Seymour: An Introduction, Two Days, One Night and WildLike.

     

    "Every November we launch what we think is a collection of the year's best films; American independents, insightful documentaries, world cinema selections and enlightening short works," says Artistic Director, Brit Withey. "The 2014 program, anchored by an incredibly diverse 14-film focus on Brazil, is one we are all proud of."

     

    THE 37TH STARZ DENVER FILM FESTIVAL PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS

     

    GALA PRESENTATIONS

     

    Foxcatcher - USA - (DIRECTOR Bennett Miller, PRODUCERS Bruna Papandrea, Reese Witherspoon WRITERS E. Max Frye, Dan Futterman CAST Steve Carell, Channing Tatum, Mark Ruffalo, Sienna Miller) - Foxcatcher, the highly anticipated film from Bennett Miller, the Oscar®-nominated director of Capote and Moneyball, presents an unrelenting glimpse into the dark underbelly of the American Dream. The disturbing, psychological crime drama relays the true account of events leading up to the murder of Olympic wrestling champion Dave Schultz's in 1996. After famed wrestling brothers Mark and Dave Schultz fall under the influence of the wealthy John E. du Pont, they soon find he is a benefactor turned butcher. The film features an eclectic ensemble cast with Mark Ruffalo as Dave Schultz, Channing Tatum as Mark Shultz, and an unrecognizable Steve Carell as the sinister and schizophrenic John E. du Pont.Courtesy of Sony Pictures Classics

    Wednesday, November 19 ( 7:00pm), UA Pavilions


    Wild - USA - (DIRECTOR Jean-Marc Vallée, PRODUCERS Bruna Papandrea, Reese Witherspoon WRITERS Nick Hornby, Cheryl Strayed CAST Reese Witherspoon, Gaby Hoffman, Laura Dern) - This follow-up to Dallas Buyers Club from director Jean-Marc Vallée offers a uniquely female perspective on the human-versus-nature genre. Reese Witherspoon proved she could tackle a biographical role with her Oscar-winning 2006 portrayal of June Carter in Walk the Line. In Wild, she plays Cheryl Strayed, on whose best selling-autobiography the film is based. The story of why Strayed chose the lonely path is slowly revealed. The death of her mother, her divorce, and heroin abuse lead her to the 1,100-mile Pacific Crest Trail, where she learns the hard way how ill-prepared she is. All the while she presses on, furiously scribbling her experiences in her journal. As her character survives the elements and the potential threat of strangers, Witherspoon shines again. 

    Courtesy of Fox Searchlight Pictures

    TBA

     

    FOCUS ON A NATIONAL CINEMA: BRAZIL

     

    Each year the festival shines the spotlight on one particular country in order to illuminate its range of onscreen treasures. In the summer of 2014 as the world turned its attention to the spectacle that was the World Cup, we carefully explored the country's cinematic coffers and were delighted to unearth a robust, multi-faceted and history-laden collection of works that are imbued with the Brazilian spirit. A country that contains two of the largest metropolitan populations in the world yet holds the majority of the Amazon rainforest within its borders, Brazil's filmmaking community is as diverse as its landscape.


     Feature Films:

    • August Winds, Directed Laura Amelia Guzmán, Israel Cárdenas
    • Black Orpehus, Directed Marcel Camus
    • Casa Grande, or the Ballad of Poor Jean, Directed by Fellipe Barbosa
    • Castanha, Directed by Davi Pretto
    • The Exercise of Chaos, Directed by Frederico Machado
    • Futuro Beach, Directed by Karim Ainouz
    • The Game, Directed byPedro Coutinaho
    • If God Comes Let Him Bring a Gun, Directed by Luis Dantas
    • Jonathas' Forest, Directed by Sergio Andrade
    • The Man of the Crowd, Directed by Marcelo Gomes, Cao Guimarães
    • Rhythms of Resistance, Directed by Jason O'Hara
    • Riverrun, Directed by Paulo Sacramento

    Short Films:

    • The Sun Called Blind, Directed by Toti Loureiro
    • The Unfamiliar, Directed by Diogo Cronemberger

    CINEMA Q

     

    Queer Voices. Queer Visions. Queer Lives. Experience the best in films that convey every angle of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer rainbow through the Cinema Q program during the festival, as well as year-round.

     

    Feature Films:

    • Castanha, Directed by Davi Pretto                           
    • Futuro Beach, Directed by Karim Ainouz

    Special DéjàQ Presentation:

    • Limited Partnership, Directed by Thomas G. Miller

    Back by popular demand, Cinema Q Film Festival's Audience Award-winning doc returns with an extended panel featuring filmmaker Thomas Miller, former Boulder County Clerk Clela Rorex, current Boulder County Clerk Hillary Hall and the History Colorado Museum.

     

    WOMEN+FILM

     

    Women+Film is a year-round program of the Denver Film Society that not only celebrates the art and achievements of female filmmakers around the world but also brings together an array of scholars, civil and human rights advocates, community leaders, and concerned members of the public to shine the spotlight on social issues through cinema and the dialogue it stimulates.

     

    Feature Films:

    • I Am A Girl, Directed by Rebecca Barry
    • I Believe In Unicorns, Directed by Leah Meyerhoff
    • Light Fly, Fly High, Directed by Susann Østigaard and Beathe Hofseth
    • Little Accidents, Directed by Sarah Colangelo
    • The Midnight Swim, Directed by Sarah Adina Smith
    • Mile High Magic, Directed by Karen Cruz
    • Thou Wast Mild And Lovely, Directed by Josephine Decker
    • Touch the Wall, Directed by Grant Barbeito and Christo Brock
    • Viktoria, Directed by Maya Vitkova
    • Walking Under Water, Directed by Eliza Kubarska
    • Welkome Home, Directed by Angelina Nikonova
    • William Matthews: Drawn to Paint, Directed by Amie Knox

    SPOTLIGHT ON COLORADO

     

    Colorado's filmmaking scene continues to grow as a diverse and collaborative effort; each year increasing the number of films produced, and continuing to expand across the country both theatrically as well as receiving national and international festival berths. This year's Starz Denver Film Festival features a whole host of locally produced feature-length films and shorts.

     

    Feature Films:

    • Father Unknown, Directed by David Quint
    • Keep On Keepin' On, Directed by Alan Hicks
    • Mile High Magic, Directed by Karen Cruz
    • William Matthews: Drawn to Paint, Directed by Amie Knox

    Short Films:

    • Emancipation, Directed by Devin Hume
    • The Fire Line: Wildfire In Colorado, Directed by Meghan Lyden
    • The Maildog, Directed by Ryan Charmatz
    • Man On Devils Head, Directed by Daniel Fickle
    • The Mortal Coils and Sanction, Created by 2012 & 2014 Episodic Television Classes, Film and Television Program, University of Colorado - Denver
    • muted. heart. strings., Directed by Colton Walter
    • Out Of Green Stuff Woven, Directed by Elizabeth Henry
    • Shut!, Directed by Charles Powell
    • Thaw, Directed by Sheryl Glubock
    • Wrong Side Up, Directed by Henry McComas

    Music Videos:

    • Blackbird and The Storm - Black Crow, Directed by Daniel Beahm, Erika Randall Beahm
    • Faceman - Yes, Directed by Greg Carr
    • Gregory Alan Isakov - Amsterdam, Directed by Laura Goldhamer

    ENVIRONMENT IN FOCUS

     

    Environmental advocacy has become a powerful cultural touchstone; as such, it is a core concern for the 2014 Starz Denver Film Festival. The Environment in Focus program features six cutting edge documentaries that have the ability to inspire audiences to make a difference through their interactions with the natural world.

     

    Feature Films:

    • A Dangerous Game, Directed by Anthony Baxter
    • SlingShot, Directed by Paul Lazarus
    • This Time Next Year, Directed by Jeff Reichert, Farihah Zaman
    • ThuleTuvalu, Directed by Matthias von Gunten
    • Walking Under Water, Directed by Eliza Kubarska
    • Wrenched, Directed by ML Lincoln

    MUSIC VIDEO MIXTAPE

     

    The Music Video Mixtape returns this year louder than ever. Featuring a selection of the best new music videos from around the world, this compilation features funny, provocative, and mesmerizing work within a wide range of music genres. In a post-MTV era, music videos are seldom seen outside of a computer screen. The Music Video Mixtape strives to rectify this loss if only for two evenings with surround sound and a big screen to jam out to.

     

    Music Videos:

    • Benjamin Verdoes - So Bari, Directed by Tristan Seniuk
    • Billion ft. Maxine Ashley - Special, Directed by Roboshobo
    • Blackbird and The Storm - Black Crow, Directed by Daniel Beahm, Erika Randall Beahm
    • Brunettes Shoot Blondes - Knock Knock, Directed by Andrii Kovalov
    • Christopher Bono - Unity, Directed by Tobias Stretch
    • Clipping - Inside Outside, Directed by Carlos Lopez Estrada
    • Clipping (feat. Cocc Pistol Cree) - Work Work, Directed by Carlos Lopez Estrada
    • DyE feat. Egyptian Lover - She's Bad, Directed by Dent de Cuir
    • Exit Hoods - Spooky Actions In The Distance, Directed by Ilya Simakov
    • Faceman - Yes, Directed by Greg Carr
    • Gregory Alan Isakov - Amsterdam, Directed by Laura Goldhamer
    • Hundred Waters - Cavity, Directed by Michael Langan
    • Irma - Save Me, Directed by Xavier Maingon
    • Joywave - Tongues ft. Kopps, Directed by DANIELS
    • Kidkanevil ft. Cuushe & Submerse - Butterfly/Satellite, Directed by Sankaku
    • Leon - 2033, Directed by Thomas Blanchard
    • Real Estate - Crime, Directed by Tom Scharpling
    • Sheep, Dog & Wolf - Glare, Directed by THUNDERLIPS
    • Son Lux - Lanterns Lit, Directed by SJ Finlay
    • Throwing Snow feat. Adda Kaleh - The Tempest, Directed by Rick Robin
    • Thundercat - Tron Song, Directed by Eric Andre
    • Tiny Victories - Drinking With Your Ghost, Directed by Brian Bowman
    • Walking with Elephants - Ten Walls, Directed by Nez

    STANLEY NIGHTS

     

    This past year the Denver Film Society partnered with the Stanley Hotel to produce the Stanley Film Festival. This unique four-day event showcases classic and contemporary independent horror cinema all set at the haunted and historic Stanley Hotel in beautiful Estes Park, CO. To continue this spooky fun year round, SDFF presents Stanley Nights, an offering of horrific, bizarre, and at times darkly comedic fare throughout the festival. Save the date for next year's Stanley Film Festival, April 30-May 3, 2015.

     

    Feature Films:

    • Allelulia, Directed by Fabrice Du Weiz
    • The Incident, Directed by Isaac Ezban
    • Killers, Directed by The Mo Brothers
    • Norway, Directed by Yannis Vesiemes
    • Thou Wast Mild and Lovely, Directed by Josephine Decker 

    FILMMAKER FOCUS

     

    The Denver Film Society's Filmmaker Focus offers a robust series of programs to support filmmaking in Colorado. Filmmaker Focus is in partnership with Colorado Film and Video Association and Colorado Office of Film Television Media. 

     

    Financing Your Project

    Our series of industry-related panels continues with an informative look at organizations that help filmmakers realize their visions. Robert Denerstein will moderate a panel featuring Mynette Louie of GameChanger, a for-profit film fund devoted to financing narrative features by women; Jenni Wolfson of Chicken & Egg Pictures, a nonprofit film fund dedicated solely to supporting women documentary film directors; and Jason Berman and Molly O'Brien of Catalyst Films, which develops and produces nonfiction feature films, television and web content.

    Saturday, November 15 (3:00pm), RedLine

     

    The Business of the Art: A Conversation with Michael Beugg and Irwin Rappaport

    Join Producer Michael Beugg (Up in the Air, Thank you for Smoking) and Entertainment Lawyer Irwin Rappaport (Zero Dark Thirty, The Grand Budapest Hotel) for an in-depth conversation on producing and packaging films. 

    Sunday, November 16 (12:30pm), RedLine

     

    Music Composition Intensive with Charles Denler

    Join Emmy®-winning composer Charles Denler for an in-depth look at composing the music that makes movie magic happen. Music is the unspoken narrative, a voice that guides the viewer into a deeper understanding of the director's vision. With nearly 200 film and television scores, and over 2,000 concerts to his credit, Denler's multiple Emmy® Award-winning music can be heard all over the world. 

    Sunday, November 16 (3:30pm), RedLine

     

    PANELS

     

    Davis Coombe: The Editor's Art

    Davis Coombe is the creative director of milkaus, an award-winning Denver-based production company and post-production house that specializes in documentary content. Coombe has worked as a producer, director, cinematographer, and editor. Robert Denerstein will highlight Coombe's role as an editor in a lively and informative program designed to enhance audience appreciation of the editor's art. Among the films Coombe has edited: Iron Ladies of Liberia, They Killed Sister Dorothy, the Oscar®-winning short Saving Face, and the eagerly anticipated Keep on Keepin' On. Coombe will show clips and discuss the editing choices that go into telling stories.

    Thursday, November 13 (7:00pm), UA Pavilions

      

    Examining Ebert

    Prolific, influential and beloved by his audience, Roger Ebert became the best-known film critic in cinema history. Robert Denerstein moderates a panel that will examine Ebert's work, and his unique status as a Pulitzer Prize-winning newspaper critic who achieved fame and success on television, the popular Siskel & Ebert at The Movies. Our panel, which includes National Public Radio's Howie Movshovitz, critic David Thomson, critic Joe Leydon and perhaps a surprise or two, won't be turning thumbs up or down on Ebert, but trying to evaluate Ebert's criticism, posing questions about his role and discussing how celebrity can impact the critical enterprise.

    Saturday, November 15 (11:30am), Sie FilmCenter

     

    David Thomson Presents: The Drop

    One of the most entertaining and provocative authors to write about film, Thomson brings sharp-edged insight to everything he does. In addition to contributing to major publications, Thomson is the author of numerous books, including "Moments That Made the Movies," "The Big Screen: The Story of Movies," and the incomparable "New Biographical Dictionary of Film: Fifth Edition." Thomson, who reviews for The New Republic, will present a special screening of The Drop, calling attention to the work of Tom Hardy, the British actor who Thomson regards as "one of the most dynamic and turbulent actors of the new century."

    Saturday, November 15 (1:45pm), Sie FilmCenter

     

    Women+Film: Film Fatales

    This year, SDFF is proud to showcase some of the best rising talent among American independent female directors. In an area of storytelling traditionally considered a "boys club," these bold stories about women, made by women, use re-imagined genre elements to entrance the audience. I Believe In Unicorns, The Midnight Swim and Thou Wast Mild And Lovely juxtapose nature with female sexuality, be it entering into adulthood or child rearing, to visually explore the uniqueness or sometimes fear that goes along with womanhood. These three films boldly rethink narrative genre: I Believe In Unicorns; a fantasy, day-dreaming, road trip movie (using the beautiful play of light on 16mm and super 8mm film); The Midnight Swim, a family drama with a supernatural twist that follows three daughters reconciliation after their mother's death; and Thou Wast Mild And Lovely, a surrealist take on the horror genre where a farmer's daughter and the summer hired hand prove private thoughts, nightmares and the silences in between are the truly unnerving elements in a pastoral environment.

    Sunday, November 16 (11:30am), UA Pavilions

     

    25 Years Post Cassavetes

    Hard to believe, but it has been 25 years since the Starz Denver Film Festival gave the first Cassavetes Award to director Steven Soderbergh, whose breakthrough sex, lies, and videotape transformed the world of independent films. Robert Denerstein moderates a panel that will look at the changes that have rocked the independent film world in the 25 years since the Cassavetes Award made its debut.

    Sunday, November 23 (11:30am), Sie FilmCenter


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    EFP strongly boosts marketing and sales of European films at the AFM


    MARSHLAND by Alberto Rodriguez

    European Film Promotion (EFP) is backing marketing measures of 38 films from 14 European countries at the American Film Market (AFM), which runs from November 5 - 12. 38 European sales companies are earmarked to receive Film Sales Support (FSS) totalling €120,000 for the marketing of each one film which has not yet been sold to North America.

    Moreover, as an established and well attended European meeting point, EFP's Umbrella Office is being run for the 16th time at the AFM. Here, 23 European production and sales companies from 11 countries are setting up shop this year. The office is again located at Suite #863 at the market's headquarters in the Loews Hotel. In particular, small and medium-sized companies use the office  as a base for their daily business.

    >>> Read full press release on www.efp-online.com


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    The Black Nights Film Festival opens its 18th edition on 14th November with ten films each competing for Tridens Baltic Sea and Nordic debut film award and North American film award and five films competing for the Estonian film award. The films in the Black Nights international competition will be announced in the beginning of November.
     
    Two years ago Black Nights expanded the Baltic debut competition to cover the whole Baltic Sea and Nordic region. “The last two years have proven that this was a right move. Ten films in the competition represent the best of the whole region,” says Tiina Lokk, director of Black Nights. She is looking forward to see the Estonian new release “Cherry Tobacco” in the regional context.
     
    “One of the most unique works in the programme is the Latvian “The Man in the Orange Jacket” – a horror movie with a rare atmosphere, quite uncommon in our region. In terms of genre also the “Domino Effect” that combines feature and documentary is remarkable,” comments Lokk.
    The international jury including Dr Martin Botha (South Africa), Zaza Urushadze (Georgia) and Anu Veermäe-Kaldra (Estonia) will judge the entries of Tridens Baltic Sea and Nordic Debut Film competition. The award includes a grant of 5000 Euros by Tridens, the best cinematographer will receive 1000 Euros.
     
    Tridens Baltic Sea and Nordic Debut Film competition:
    “Inbetween Worlds” (Germany, director Feo Aladag)
    “Domino Effect” (Poland-Germany, director Elwira Niewira & Pjotr Rosolowski)
    “Cherry Tobacco” (Estonia, director Andres Maimik & Katrin Maimik)
    “Amnesia” (Norway, director Nini Bull Robsahm)
    “Life in a fishbowl” (Iceland-Czech Republic, director Baldvin Zophoníasson)
    “Name me” (Russia, director Nigina Sayoffalaejeva)
    “The Man in the Orange Jacket” (Latvia, director Aik Karapetian)
    “The Quiet Roar (Sweden-Norway, director Henrik Hellström)
    “They Have Escaped” (Finland, director Jukka-Pekka Valkeapää)
    “When Animals Dream” (Denmark, director Jonas Alexander Arnby) 

    This year’s best films from the USA and Canada are competing for the North American film award, crossing genre and language borders.
    “This year’s North American competition is an example of the unlimited talent base of Canada and the US. One great story is “Felix and Meira” by Maxime Giroux that tells about a woman, who falls into an unexpected trap by always doing what’s expected from her,” Lokk describes.
    The competition includes an international premiere – “Allure” by Vladan Nikolic. “This film, based on true stories, presents five women through the improvisation of the actors and the director, that finally cross paths,” says Lokk.
    The jury of North American films includes Judy Ahn (South-Korea), Yohann Comte (France) and Kristjan Kongo (Estonia).

    North American film competition:
    “Allure” (USA, director Vladan Nikolic)
    “Cold in July“ (USA, director Jim Mickle)
    “Felix and Meira“ (Canada, director Maxime Giroux)
    “I Origins“ (USA, director Mike Cahill)
    “Mommy“ (Canada, director Xavier Dolan)
    “Obvious Child“ (USA, director Gillian Robespierre)
    “Spring“ (USA, director Justin Benson & Aaron Moorhead)
    “Tu dors Nicole“ (Canada, director Stephane Lafleur)
    “Whiplash“ (USA, director Damien Chazelle)
    “Wild“ (USA, director Jean Marc Vallee) 

    The best Estonian feature film will be awarded a grant of 3200 Euros by Tridens. Black Nights will give the first award for the best young Estonian actor named after the Estonian-Polish film actor and singer Bruno Oja. “The grant for the best young actor was the initiative of the legendary Polish actor Daniel Olbrychski. The Bruno Oja Foundation will be part of the Black Nights and will give the award annually from now on,” assured Tiina Lokk.
    The international jury Dr. Martin Botha (South Africa), ZAZA Urushadze (Georgia) and Anu Veermäe-Kaldra (Estonia) will judge Estonian film award candidates.

    Estonian Film Award:
    “In the Crosswinds” (Estonia, director Martti Helde)
    “Cherry Tobacco” (Estonia, director Andres Maimik & Katrin Maimik)
    “I Am Not Coming Back” (Estonia-Russia-Kazakhstan-Finland-Belorussia, director Ilmar Raag)
    “Väikelinna detektiivid ja Valge Daami saladus” (Estonia, director Rene Vilbre)
    “Landscape with Many Moons” (Estonia, director Jaan Toomik) 

    The international competition programme of the 18th Black Nights Film Festival will be announced in the beginning of November. The grand prix for the best film will be awarded with 10 000 Euros from the city of Tallinn.
     
    The International Film Producers’ Association has designated Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival as a non-specialized competitive festival. Black Nights Film Festival is the 15th international film festival to be inducted to that category by FIAPF. The most influential film festival of the European North Eastern region takes place from 14th to 30th November. Tickets will be on sale from 7th November.

    Stills:
    “Domino Effect”
    “Felix and Meira”
    “Cherry Tobacco"

     

     

     
     

     

     

     

     
     
     


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    Here is a video showing the best of the 62nd San Sebastian International Film Festival.

    30 minutes of what the best moments at the Festival celebrated last September.

    Video includes Donosti Award winners Denzel Washington and Benicio del Toro and great artists like Willem Dafoe, Jessica Chastain, John Malkovich, Pedro Almodóvar, Ricardo Darín, etc...

    Please have a look and enjoy

     


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    Alejandro G Ińárritu,Yimou Zhang, Tate Taylor, Mike Leigh, Stephen Daldry and Jean-Marc Vallée are Among Distinguished Filmmakers with Works Screening in Competition at the 22nd International Film Festival of the Art of Cinematography

     

     CAMERIMAGE, the International Film Festival of the Art of Cinematography, now in its 22nd edition, today revealed the lineup of films selected for the festival’s Main Competition.

     

    This year’s main competition boasts a distinguished and robust slate of acclaimed films from around the globe. The entries are:

     

    ·                     Alejandro G Ińárritu’s Birdman(The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance); USA, 2014; Cinematographer: Emmanuel Lubezki

    ·                     Yimou Zhang’s Coming Home (Gui lai); China, 2014; Cinematographer: Zhao Xiaoding

    ·                     Richard Raymond’s Desert Dancer; UK, 2014; Cinematographer: Carlos Catalán Alucha

    ·               Lech J. Majewski’s Field of Dogs - Onirica (ONIRICA - Psie pole); Poland, 2014; Cinematographers: Paweł Tybora and Lech J. Majewski

    ·               Krzysztof Zanussi’s Foreign Body (Obce cialo); Poland, Italy, Russia, 2014; Cinematographer: Piotr Niemyjski

    ·                     David Ayer’s Fury; USA, 2014; Cinematographer: Roman Vasyanov

    ·                     Tate Taylor’s Get on Up; USA, 2014; Cinematographer: Stephen Goldblatt

    ·                     Łukasz Palkowski’s Gods (Bogowie); Poland, 2014; Cinematographer: Piotr Sobociński Jr.

    ·                     Andrey Zvyagintsev’s Leviathan; Russia, 2014; Cinematographer: Mikhail Krichman

    ·                     Xavier Dolan’s Mommy; Canada, 2014; Cinematographer: André Turpin

    ·                     Mike Leigh’s Mr. Turner; UK, 2014; Cinematographer: Dick Pope

    ·                     Peter Brunner’s My Blind Heart; Austria, 2013; Cinematographer: Franz Dude

    ·                     Hany Abu-Assad’s Omar; Palestine, 2013; Cinematographer: Ehab Assal

    ·                     Stephen Daldry’s Trash; UK, Brazil, 2014; Cinematographer: Adriano Goldman

    ·                     Jean-Marc Vallée’s Wild; USA, 2014; Cinematographer: Yves Belanger

     

    CAMERIMAGE’s prestigious Golden Frog, Silver Frog and Bronze Frog awards will be bestowed upon main competition titles representing the greatest achievements in cinematography. The festival runs from November 15th – 22nd in Bydgoszcz, Poland.

     

    For additional details on the films and to view the Festival’s full competition lineup, please visit http://www.camerimage.pl/.

     

    It was previously announced that Oscar® nominee Philip Kaufman (“Quills,” “The Right Stuff,” “Henry & June”) will receive the Festival’s coveted ‘Lifetime Achievement Award for Directing’ and five-time Academy Award® nominated cinematographer Caleb Deschanel (“The Right Stuff,” ‘The Natural,” “The Patriot,” “The Passion of the Christ”) will be the recipient of the Festival’s prestigious ‘Lifetime Achievement Award’ at the 22nd edition of Camerimage, the International Film Festival of the Art of Cinematography.

     

    About CAMERIMAGE

     

    Now in its 22nd Edition, the International Film Festival of the Art of Cinematography CAMERIMAGE is the most recognized festival dedicated to the art of cinematography and is the biggest international film festival in Poland. The unconventional format of the Festival, which awards films according to their visual, aesthetic and technical values, is a unique alternative to traditional film festivals.

     

    CAMERIMAGE proves to be a great forum not only for presentation but also for further development of international moviemaking and provides a platform for young filmmakers to explore new artistic areas.

     

    In addition to the main competition, the Festival offers a Polish Films Competition, Student Etudes Competition, Documentary Films Competition, Feature Debuts Competition, Music Videos Competition, Camerimage Market, Camerimage Forum, special screenings and premieres, various reviews, retrospectives, meetings and also accompanying events such as art exhibitions and music performances.

     

    Various presentations of modern film equipment and of the latest production and postproduction technologies (both traditional and digital) are also an inherent aspect of the Festival and have been organized with cooperation from companies such as Arri, Panavision, Kodak, Hawk, K5600, J.L. Fisher, Sony, Panasonic, KinoFlo, Technicolor, Canon and Zeiss.

     

    CAMERIMAGE is an extraordinary event where art and technology meet, creating a unique and unforgettable atmosphere. Please visit http://www.camerimage.pl/ for more information.


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    Australian Revelations is a celebration of Australian film through a year-round, ongoing series of screenings and Geoffrey Wright’s 1992 classic Romper Stomper will headline the first screening on Monday 24 November.

    Romper Stomper was nominated for nine Australian Film Institute Awards. A younger Russell Crowe won Best Actor in a Lead Role for his portrayal of Hando and the film also picked up AFI Awards for Best Achievement in Sound and Best Original Music Score.

    The film will be introduced by The West Australian’s film editor Mark Naglazas.

    We’re really happy to be launching this series with such a ground-breaking film” says Revelation Director Richard Sowada. “It’s lost none of its raw energy and nerve and is truly unique on the Australian film landscape – which is what we’re dedicated to celebrating.”

     

    December’s screening will be the 1979 dystopian classic Mad Max and will feature a skype Q+A session with actor Steve Bisley, who played Jim Goose in this landmark Australian production.

    Each Australian Revelations feature screening will be accompanied by a Western Australian made short film, providing opportunities for local filmmakers to have their work seen by new audiences.

    Australian Revelations will screen at the new The Backlot Perth facility in West Perth and tickets are available via trybooking.com


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    Duhok IFF DUHOK 3rd INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL

     

     

     

     

    Duhok IFF Postponed to 2015

     

     

    Due to the political situation in Iraq and the resulting humanitarian situation in the secure autonomous region of Kurdistan. The Duhok 3rd International Film Festival is postponed to September 9th, 2015. 

     

    Thank you for your understanding.

     

    Duhok IFF Management Team 

     

     

     

    ژبه‌ر ئه‌گه‌رێن سیاسی و مروڤایه‌تی ئه‌وێن هه‌رێما كوردستانا ئارام و عیراق ڤه‌گرتی، سێ یه‌مین فلمه‌ فێستیڤالا دهوك یا نێڤ ده‌وله‌تی هاته‌ پاش ئێخستن بو ٩\٩\٢٠١٥

     

     

     

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    SPIRIT OF FREEDOM: NARRATIVE & DOCUMENTARY

    BIFF has held Spirit of Freedom as one of its themed categories since it's very first festival, eight years ago. Each film in this program explores the potential of the human spirit and how freedom affects - or is absent from - our lives.  

    NEW VISIONS - SPONSORED BY JETBLUE AIRWAYS

    Our New Visions competition is a showcase for emerging artists, providing festival audiences with the opportunity to discover the next generation of visionary filmmakers. A Grand Jury Prize will be presented to the New Vision film category.  

    SHORT FILMS

    A short film is 31 minutes or less and often the only place where young filmmakers have the chance to explore story telling through cinema. Film Festivals are one of the few venues where multiple short films can experienced. BIFF is pleased to present one of the most interesting and diverse lineups of short films. A Grand Jury Prize will be presented to the Short film category.

    Joel Zito Araujo

    Juror | Spirit Of Freedom Narrative & Documentary

    JOEL ZITO ARAÚJO is an award-winning Brazilian filmmaker. For over two decades, he has produced documentaries and narrative shorts dealing with social issues in Brazil, particularly the nation’s Afro-Brazilian population. His feature-documentary Cinderellas, Lobos e um Príncipe Encantado about sexual tourism in Brazil enjoyed a strong theatrical and community release. His documentary Negação do Brasil about the participation of black actors in Brazilian telenovelas won Best Documentary at the E Tudo Verdade film Festival. His feature-length narrative, Filhas do Vento brought together the largest black cast in the history of Brazilian cinema. The Gramado Festival award-winning film generated intense media attention and screened widely in Brazil and internationally including New York’s Film Forum and MoMA. Joel is the recipient of a MacArthur Foundation fellowship and has a PhD in Communications from the University of São Paulo and was a visiting scholar at the University of Texas, Austin.

    Trent Berry

    Juror | Spirit Of Freedom Narrative & Documentary

     

    Lisa Chanoff

    Juror | New Visions / sponsored by JetBlue Airways

    Lisa Kleiner Chanoff is co-founder of Catapult Film Fund (catapultfilmfund.org), which awards development grants to help launch documentary film projects covering a broad spectrum of issues, topics, and perspectives. Lisa, together with filmmaker Bonni Cohen, started Catapult in 2010 to provide impactful funding for documentary filmmakers with compelling stories to tell, and who are ready to begin fundraising for their projects. Catapult grants enable filmmakers to develop their films at an early but crucial stage, where funding can be otherwise hard to find.

     

    Catapult grantees include: E-TEAM, Cinematography Award winner at Sundance 2014; THE OVERNIGHTERS, winner of the Special Jury Award for Intuitive Filmmaking at Sundance 2014; THE LAST SEASON, winner of the Golden Gate Award at the San Francisco International Film Festival; CALL ME KUCHU, which took top prizes at Berlinale; Oscar-winner Freida Mock's ANITA, which premiered at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival; THE GENIUS OF MARIAN, which premiered at the 2013 Tribeca Film Festival; REMOTE AREA MEDICAL, which premiered at the Full Frame Documentary Festival; and THE KILL TEAM, winner of the award for Best Documentary Feature at the 2013 Tribeca Film Festival and the Golden Gate Award at the San Francisco International Festival. With Bonni Cohen, Chanoff Executive Produced ART AND CRAFT, which premiered at the 2014 Tribeca Film Festival. Lisa is a Co-Executive Producer of FRUITVALE STATION, which won both the Grand Jury Prize and the Audience Award for U.S. Dramatic Film at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival, and is an Executive Producer of the documentary WATCHERS OF THE SKY.

     

    Before founding Catapult, Lisa practiced law in San Francisco and with the Civil Rights Division of the Department of Justice in Washington, DC. After leaving law practice, Lisa received a master’s degree in Museum Studies and worked with several museums in the San Francisco Bay Area, including the Contemporary Jewish Museum, to design exhibitions and education programs.

     

    Lisa has a long history of philanthropic involvement in education and the arts, as well as health and poverty issues. Lisa’s passion for early venture support has led to pivotal first funding of projects, ranging from poverty alleviation and education work in the San Francisco area to a school for girls and community center in the Kibera slum of Nairobi.

     

    Lisa currently serves on the boards of Working Films and the San Francisco Film Society.

     

     

    Bruno Chatelin

    Filmmaker Residency Program

    Bruno Chatelin’s background: Business School, Ad Agencies Director, Film Distributor, and digital pioneer and entrepreneur. Founder of filmfestivals.com 

     

    Bruno Chatelin, HEC 1977 alumni, began his marketing career with large international Advertising Agencies: Intermarco - Publicis, DMM Masius and JWT. He became a film distributor in 1985 working in France for Sony then for UGC 20 TH Century Fox from 1995  (Marketing Director and Managing Director) he has launched over 200 films. 


    He co founded filmfestivals.com web portal and social network listing festivals worldwide anc connecting film to festivals. He runs a consulting boutique Major Buzz Factory specialized in online and festival marketing for film.  Prior to this he ran a Film School and Film Studio in Cherbourg, a TV production company in Tunisia where he produced “Who wants to be a Millionaire”, for ENTV the national TV in Algeria.

     

    Laurie Gordon

    Filmmaker Residency Program

    Laurie was born in Montreal, Canada and is of Hungarian heritage. She holds a fine arts integrative music studies with a focus on film and communication from Concordia University. Laurie is a film producer director, media entrepreneur and president of Musivision Films and director of The Montreal International Animation Film Festival – ANIMAZE.  Laurie became the "accidental" film producer while working with the late animator Oscar nominee Ryan Larkin subject of the Oscar winning film Ryan. The result was Spare Change, Ryan's first film  after 35 years  of drug addiction and homelessness. This experience is the story of Ryan’s Renaissance produced by Musivision Films for CTVBellMedia. Laurie has produced animation and documentary films and has worked with Oscar winner Co Hoedeman and 3x Oscar nominee Gerald Potterton. Laurie is a multi-media artist with a practice as music composer, writer, and film director. Laurie is a regular contributor and videographer forfilmfestivals.com covering festivals such as Berlin, Annecy, Cannes and has worked as a producer and undercover reporter for Canada’s longest running investigative TV show The FIFTH ESTATE. Years as a vocal coach Laurie has mentored professional musicians and actors and ran a recording studio and has more than 246 songs in her catalogue. She is in development with her latest documentary film I Spy My Father and a documentary series The Icons of Animation while writing a treatment for feature film.

     

    Matthew Helderman

    Filmmaker Residency Program

    is a media entrepreneur and film producer based in Los Angeles.  Overseeing projects ranging from micro-budgets to multi-million dollar productions, Helderman has produced 100+ hours of feature, television, commercial & music video productions.  Educated at Lake Forest College in film, philosophy, & economics - Helderman brings a wealth of academic, practical and business knowledge to each project.  In 2010, Helderman formed Buffalo 8 Productions to produce his feature film "The Alumni Chapter" which sold it's international rights to a boutique distributor and can be found on sale at Walmart, Target, Amazon and Best Buy.  From there Helderman & Buffalo 8 oversaw feature productions while developing unique distribution strategies directly with sales agents.  During this time Helderman joined Suzanne DeLaurentiis Productions at Paramount Studios as a co-producer while continuing producing a slate of independent films under Buffalo 8.  With a background in finance, technologies and entertainment - Helderman fosters development and perfected productions on a regular basis. Buffalo 8 Productions oversees features, commercials and television productions  —  from development,  financing  & distribution.

    Janyne Hodder

    Juror | Short Film

    A former President of The College of The Bahamas, Janyne Hodder is a leader in higher education, in education and in public administration. A Canadian citizen with permanent residency in The Bahamas, she began her professional career as a primary school teacher in The Bahamas, and has since effectively led institutions in Canada and in the Bahamas and worked with staff, students, community and volunteer groups, administrative boards, the private sector and governments with a focus on developing a shared vision, establishing performance goals, creating effective management teams and ensuring sound financial management.   She currently works as an independent consultant with a strong interest in strategic planning, accountability, programme evaluation and the development of a culture of philanthropy.  She has served on many boards in the sectors of education, health, arts and culture and the environment. She is the recipient of an honorary doctorate from Bishop’s University in Canada and the Queen’s Jubilee medal in recognition of her service to communities.  Throughout her career, she has maintained a major interest as hobby photographer and is an enthusiastic film viewer.  

    Nate Kohn

    Filmmaker Residency Program

     

    Tivi Magnusson

    Juror | Spirit Of Freedom Narrative & Documentary

    He started working with film in 1962, taking a film education at Laterna Studios in Denmark. He graduated in 1965, and after 10 years in the fashion industry, Tivi Magnusson returned to film as President of HTM Film (1975-1984). In 1984 he became President for Metronome Production, and was names Head of DR Television International in 1988. From 1990-1994 he was Executive Vice President in Egmont Audio Visual Group. In 1994 Tivi founded M&M Productions, where he is still President. Tivi has produced more than 50 films and TV-series, and has won numerous prizes and awards. Among others – 2 Oscars, 5 Emmys, 2 Silver Bears and numerous Danish Academy Awards “Robert”. He is a voting member of both The Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences, USA and The European Film Academy, and is a member of several film boards, ranging from funds to festivals.

    Sean Nottage

    Juror | Short Film

     

    Ryan Scott Stubbs

    Juror | New Vision / Sponsored by JetBlue Airways

    Visual art has been a long standing passion for Duser. His distinct style is heavily influenced and rooted in street art, illustration and graphic design. While active in the graffiti world he attended Whittier College on an art scholarship, followed by a MA program at NYU and a Post Baccalaureate program at the San Francisco Art Institute. Upon completion at SFAI, Duser realized the true beauty of San Francisco. He set up a home base and studio where he continues to work. His work can be seen in many major cities through out the US, Canada, Mexico and Europe. From outdoor murals to cafe's, restaurants, nightclubs, galleries and the odd museum appearance.

    for more info: www.dusermania.com

    Luke Taylor

    Filmmaker Residency Program

    A Los Angeles based film producer and co-founder of Buffalo 8 Productions. Taylor began his film career in 2005, at New York based Mannic Media, before moving to Los Angeles to study business, music, and film at the University of Southern California.  Having also spent time in the corporate entertainment industry at Columbia Records and Interscope Records - Taylor brings both a creative and practical approach to business.  In 2010, Taylor focused his energies to the independent film world and joined forces with Matthew Helderman to produce the feature "The Alumni Chapter" under the Buffalo 8 Productions banner, and oversaw the final distribution sale in Los Angeles. Taylor then shifted his focus to physical production as an Assistant Director and Production Manager for independent feature films. This production track enabled him to build a firm platform of practical set knowledge leading to superior management tactics and communication skills.  Taylor's efficient, organized and passionate approach is crucial to building and maintaining innovative business models for Buffalo 8.  Overseeing projects from development through sales, Taylor continues to manage company operations and sales outreach.


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    Tyre International Short-Films Festival  will take place next November 8-11 at El Hamra Cinema, Tyre, Lebanon.


    An event that will bring to Sour of Lebanon the work of artists coming from more than 12 countries, Arabic and European, aiming to promote culture and creativity and to create a space for the people to meet and exchange experiences on cinema.

     

    Following the path, El Hamra Cinema activities continue with a new milestone, after the International Theatre Festival that took place last June at Tyre, it is the time for the First International Short-Films Festival of Tyre, an event that aims to promote culture and creativity and to create a space for the people to meet and exchange experiences on cinema.

     Kassem Istanbouli, actor and director now managing El Hamra Cinema of Tyre, is organizing with his team at El Hamra  a  Festival that wants to bring a space where the work of independent film makers coming from different realities will be shown.

     

    25 October is the time-limit for participants to send their pieces,not exceeding 30 minutes duration, post-produced in the last three years.Selected films shall be published by end of October 2014.

    El Hamra Cinema was built in 1952, hosting the Culture of Tyre since then until the war abandoned the place. The Cinema had been closed for 30 years when Kassem Istanbouli and his team re-opened El Hamra and organized an International Theatre Festival that took place in the beginning of June 2.014.


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    It's that time of year again for the best in music and filmmaking to come together as one for the 4th Annual Los Angeles Music Video Festival, Nov 5th through ends Nov 8th! We've taken this year's event to another level with musical guest and keynote speaker, Reggie Watts, and a performance by Mystery Skulls.

     

    Don't miss two very special industry panels during the festival on Saturday, Nov 8th at The Downtown Independent: 

     

    “What’s the Comish,” an open forum with music video commissioners from Atlantic Records, Capitol Records, Interscope, Sony Music Group, Harvest Records & more

     

    “We’re Being Watched,” a discussion about the role of music videos on major platforms like YouTube, Vimeo, RevoltTV, MTV, & IMVDB. 

    Mystery Skulls, aka Luis Dubuc, will be LAMVF’s musical guest closing the evening with a Q&A about his creative collaboration in his own music videos.  Ace Hotel Downtown LA and SOFT will co-host the official after-party, featuring music and visuals from Mystery Skulls.  

     

    Click here for the full line up and to purchase tickets. You don't want to miss this one - see you there!
     

    2013 LAMVF Tickets On Sale Now!

    Questions? Email us at info@lamvf.com.    

     

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    AFM will welcome over 70 new exhibiting companies for 2014 edition

     
    Market to receive more than 90 new buying companies as South Korea emerges with largest number of newcomers The American Film Market (AFM), taking place between the 5th and 12th November is set to welcome over 70 new exhibiting companies, with 90 new buyers also expected to descend upon Santa Monica next month as the market continues to grow year on year. The new buyers are coming in from 35 different countries, with over 80 nations now set to be represented by buyers at the market. South Kor...
     

    AFM 2014 Screening Schedule Now Available

     
    The AFM Screening Schedule is now available at www.TheFilmCatalogue.com.   You may view the schedule on the web, in a PDF grid or export to Excel. There will be changes - films are still being added and a few may drop out.   We look forward to welcoming you to Santa Monica ... 
     
     

    Little Studio Films breathes new life into the serial killer thriller genre with Lazarus Rising

    Little Studio Films has partnered up with Miami based Magic City Pictures and screenwriter A.J. Ferrara to introduce their latest thriller project, "Lazarus Rising", at AFM 2014. International actor Max Ryan has signed on for the lead role and both Little Studio Films  and Magic City PIctures will be presenting to potential production partners and international distributors at the 2014 American Film Market. It will be directed by Jameson Hesse, a published author and emerging f...
     

    New Italian film takes a twist on ‘Selfie’ culture with the participation of Jean Marc Barr and Rutger Hauer

    Little Studio Films has announced the worldwide distribution representation of  WAX: WE ARE THE X,  Italian director Lorenzo Corvino ‘s debut feature and will be showing it at the AFM 2014 and film festivals throughout the world. Wax: We Are the X is a unique film that takes viewers on an adventure that is shot entirely in a POV perspective using various devices. The action begins when a mysterious video is given to reporters detailing a road trip to the Riviera of three fri...
     

    Little Studio Films takes movie-goers on a journey in Riding ‘79

    Little Studio Films has announced it is the producer representative for Riding ’79 and will be showing it to buyers at the American Film Market 2014 in Santa Monica.   The film is a coming of age story about a 16-year-old boy who finds himself searching for escape in the island of Puerto Rico after his mother leaves him and his sister with his grandparents in a surf town. His fascination with a hula hoop model leads him to steal his grandfather’s car to meet the object of ...
     
     

    ENTERTAINMENT 7 MEDIA presents Assassin N° 1 at AFM 2014

    Action Fantasy          Principal Photography - March 25, 2015       Budget: $20 mil US In the tradition of TWILIGHT and UNDERWORLD and amazing special effects, comes a story of a young girl who is reluctantly taken in by a ruthless Assassin after her family is murdered and protected against the very people that created him.       ...
     

    THE EXCHANGE introduces Gus Van Sant's MICHAEL / James Franco

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    Keanu Reeves will star in REPLICAS from director Tanya Wexler, sales open at AFM

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    FANTASTIC FILMS at AFM 2014

     
    FANTASTIC FILMS INTERNATIONAL invites you to email us for an AFM 2014 meeting. Please let us know your preferred date and time (from November 5th – 11th), so we can introduce you to our new titles, featuring our just added 2D animated feature: QUEST OF A MAGICAL FLOWER; 3D animated features: DELHI SAFARI, BATTLE OF THE KINGS and Z-BAW; fantasy & family films:&nbs...
     

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    THE EXCHANGE CALCULATES THE STATISTICAL PROBABILITY OF LOVE Brian O'Shea, CEO of The Exchange, has announced a deal to sell international rights to the feature THE STATISTICAL PROBABILITY OF LOVE AT FIRST SIGHT. The Exchange will be selling the picture at AFM'14 in November. CAA holds domestic sales rights.   THE STATISTICAL PROBABILITY OF LOVE AT FIRST SIGHT is written, directed and executive produced by Dustin Lance Black, Oscar-winning writer of MILK. The picture is set to sta...
     

    TomCat Films at AFM 2014

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    Conquistador Entertainment at AFM 2014

    Pascal Borno will be operating from suite 740 at the Loews Hotel   Set up your meetings before it's too late! email: odette@con...
     

    Red Sea Media at AFM 2014 Screening Schedule

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    Generation X Group® GmbH introduces new Title at AFM 2014

    ARENA OF THE STREET FIGHTER Already sold to: USA, Canada, Germany/Austria, Switzerland, Benelux, Turkey/Cyprus, Russia/CIS, Middle East, Israel, Iran, North Africa, Thailand, China (Mainland), Korea and Indonesia Please find below: Synopsis, Artwork and link to the US theatrical trailer for your review. kindest regards Nico Sentner Generation X Group® GmbH     ARENA OF THE STREET FIGHTER   Isaac Florentine (NINJA 1+2) say...
     

    Acort International at AFM 2014

    Acort International will be attending the 2014 American Film Market from November 5th - 10th and would like to schedule a brief meeting with you. We will be located at Loews Hotel Suite #714. For scheduling and screener requests please email me at DustinL@acortinternational.com. Best Regards, Dustin Lowry Director of International Sales ...
     

    HOUSE OF FILM new titles at AFM 2014

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    All Rights Entertainment at AFM 2014

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    Skin Deep straight from Austin to AFM

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    MK2 at AFM 2014

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    FilmTrack at AFM 2014

     
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    FSS for 38 European films at the AFM - 16th anniversary of EFP Umbrella Office

    EFP strongly boosts marketing and sales of European films at the AFM MARSHLAND by Alberto Rodriguez European Film Promotion (EFP) is backing marketing measures of 38 films from 14 European countries at the American Film Market (AFM), which runs from November 5 - 12. 38 European sales companies are earmarked to receive Film Sales Support (FSS) totalling €120,000 for the marketing of each one film which has not yet been sold to North America. More...
     

    Summer Hill Films at AFM 2014

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    Jinga Films at AFM 2014

    Jinga Films  Loews Hotel - Room 725  jr@jingafilms.com  US Cell: +1 310 774 1890  UK Cell: +44 7813 130 245  http://www.jingafilms.com DEADLY VIRTUES Genre: Horror / 91 Minutes / UK / 2013   Director: Ate De Jong (Drop Dead Fred)   Story: A sadistic home invader exploits the relationship of a suburban, middl...
     

    Moonrise Pictures at AFM 2014

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    FREE DOLPHIN INTERNATIONAL at AFM 2014

     
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    K5 INTERNATIONAL @ AFM 2014

    LINE UP AFM 2014 www.k5international.com       New titles and line-up for AFM 2014 including all relevant production status information.  Carl Clifton and Julia Herb will be attending the market and, in addition to our Sales Team, both Co-founders, Oliver Simon and Daniel Baur will be present. &nbs...
     

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    Cargo Entertainment at AFM 2014

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    Cargo Entertainment is pleased to announce the addition of the thriller SYNDROME to our lineup for AFM 2014. We are presently in final negotiations with Joe Manganiello  (True Blood, Magic Mike, What to Expect When You're Expecting, Spider-Man) to star as Steven Bay, a man haunted by the violent clues of his forgotten past. Co-stars include Maggie Q (Nikita, Divergent, Mission: Impossible III, Live Free or Die Hard) and David Strathairn (The Bourne Ultimatum, Lincoln, Godzilla). The fil...
     

    Variety Insight at AFM

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    First Look : Emma Watson and Mikael Nyqvist in ‘Colonia’

    Majestic has released the first look image for Academy Award®-winning filmmaker Florian Gallenberger’s COLONIA, featuring Emma Watson alongside the latest addition to the cast, Mikael Nyqvist (“The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo” Trilogy, “Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol”, “John Wick”). The captivating Swedish actor takes the role of Paul Schäfer, lay preacher and leader of the infamous Colonia Dignidad.   Also joining Emma Wats...
     

    Shooting commences on Talulah Riley's SCOTTISH MUSSEL starring Martin Compston and Joe Thomas

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    Kaleidoscope Film Distribution at AFM 2014

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    Kaleidoscope Film Distribution (KFD) today announces three major new premieres for The American Film Market: monster-horror, DIGGING UP THE MARROW, from Director of Frozen and Hatchet, Adam Green; thriller, THE LAST SURVIVORS; and sports documentary, LIFE IN EXTREMES.   In DIGGING UP THE MARROW, filmmaker Adam Green receives a package from a strange man (Ray Wise -  Twin Peaks, X-Men: First Class, Robocop) claiming that he can prove that monsters exist. As the lines between f...
     

    Memento Films International at AFM 2014

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    ITN - Action, Thrillers & 4K Titles at AFM 2014

     
    ITN OFFICE: LOEWS 705 Action, Thrillers and 4K Titles Available www.itnfilms.net          THE OUIJA EXPERIMENT 2 90 min. Thriller/Horror. Complete.    **SHOT IN 4K**   Synopsis: A fun filled weekend turns deadly when a group of unsuspecting theatre goers are trapped inside, after a ravenous spirit is resurrected and released from a Oui...
     

    TomCat at AFM 2014

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    ARCLIGHT FILMS at AFM 201

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    AAA Entertainment in AFM 2014

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    CARDINAL XD at AFM 2014

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    HOUSE OF FILM at AFM 2014

     
    For your consideration: NILOYA, the award winning anim...
     

    Recreation at AFM 2014

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    Thai Film industry celebrates close ties with Hollywood

    HRH Princess Ubolratana to preside film industry event in Santa Monica marking increasing cooperation between the Thai and American Film Industries Presided over by Her Royal Highness Princess Ubolratana Rajakanya Sirivadhana Barnavadi, Thai Night 2014 will be the occasion to celebrate a long history of friendship between Thailand and Hollywood, and foster new collaborations.   Held on Thursday October 30th, 2014, in Santa Monica, California, the event will put the focus on Thai-US c...
     

    AFM Producers Forum Events Schedule

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    AFM365: American Film Market’s Online Community Connects You to the Film Industry Before, During & After AFM.

    AFM365 membership is included with all AFM badges. The earlier you REGISTER, the more you benefit. Attended AFM before? If you are unable to attend this year, DONT LOSE TOUCH with valuable connections. You can still connect with AFM participants and the industry online with AFM365. Never been to AFM? If budget or timing is preventing you from attending this year, don’t let that stop you from making valuable new contacts. CONNECT VIRTUALLY in this private, fil...

     


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    New York Int'l Children's Film Festival is North America's film festival for children and teens. Each year the Festival presents 100 animated, live action and experimental shorts and features from around the world plus retrospectives, filmmaker Q&As, workshops, audience voting, and an annual Awards Ceremony.

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    The Cut, 2014

    The Cut, 2014, Fatih Akin

    OPEN HORIZONS

    The Open Horizons section of the 55th Thessaloniki International Film Festival comprises films that, although varied in their thematic concerns and aesthetic approaches, create a multi-faceted portrait of the most recent and noteworthy international film production. Running in parallel, the Special Screenings section presents the newest additions in the work of renowned auteurs.

    Some of this year’s most impressive films will be screened as part of the Special Screenings section: The Dardenne Brothers sharpen their unique style with Two Days and One Night, which is led by the formidable Marion Cotillard. From Russia, Andrey Zvyagintsev returns with his ambitious social drama Leviathan; while virtuoso Abderrahmane Sissako’s Timbuktu addresses Northern Mali’s occupation by Jihadists.

    A Thessaloniki regular, Fatih Akin will visit the Festival to present his epic drama The Cut, that narrates the Armenian genocide and concludes the director’s “Love, Death and the Devil” trilogy. An enigmatic coming-of-age story of two teenagers lies at the heart of Naomi Kawase’s Still the Water that dwells on life, death and true love. Susanne Bier watches a young detective’s life collapse when a tragedy presents him with a serious moral dilemma in her powerful drama A Second Chance. Post-war Berlin becomes the setting for Christian Petzold’s Phoenix, a suspenseful tale of identity and betrayal with Petzold’s muse Nina Hoss in another extraordinary performance. Ole Christian Madsen also turns to the past to follow a turbulent love story from the 60s in his film Itsi Bitsi.

    Ariane Labed stars in Lucie Borleteau’s Fidelio, Alice’s Journey (for which she won the Best Actress award in Locarno) as a sailor adrift in the ocean of her emotions, while Rinko Kikuchi sets on a treasure hunt with the film Fargo as her compass in David Zellner’s Kumiko, The Treasure Hunter. Multi-award winning A Street in Palermo by Emma Dante delves into the female psyche as two women’s egos (and cars) clash, whereas the female leads of 1001 Grams (by Bent Hamer), I Won’t Come Back (by Ilmar Raag) and August Winds (by Gabriel Mascaro) go through life-changing experiences.

    Sexuality, love and relationships are, as usual, present in the Open Horizons program: In Sophie Fillieres’ If you Don’t I Will, Emmanouelle Devos and Mathieu Amalric go through a painful divorce, while 18th century poet Heinrich von Kleist inspires the dark romantic comedy Amour fou by Jessica Hausner. Love me by Hanne Myren, Something Must Break by Ester Martin Bergsmark and All Yours by David Lambert also contribute with different views on the themes of desire and identity, while Ruben Östlund’s revelation of a film Force majeure dissects a family to their moral bone.

    The Currents section returns for a second year with a selection of experimental offerings. Based on a Guillermo Arriaga idea and curated by Mario Vargas Llosa, the portmanteau film Words with Gods links together nine films (directed by, among others, Guillermo Arriaga, Mira Nair, Emir Kusturica and Amos Gitai) that ponder over religion and faith. Christophe Honoré tackles the ambitious task of translating Ovid’s poem Metamorphoses into a film, Jose Alayon follows the adventure of a group of immigrant friends in the atmospheric Slimane, while Alexander Kott comments on nuclear tests without uttering a word in his silent film Test.

    THE FILMS (the full list will be announced at the Festival’s press conference, date TBA):

    Special Screenings:

    A Second Chance / En Chance Til, 2014, 105’, Denmark, Susanne Bier

    Leviathan, 2014, 141’, Russia, Andrey Zvyagintsev

    Itsi Bitsi, 2014, 107’, Denmark, Croatia, Sweden, Ole Christian Madsen

    Phoenix, 2014, 98’, Germany, Christian Petzold

    Still the Water / Futatsume No Mado, 2014, 119’, France, Japan, Spain, Naomi Kawase

    Timbuktu, 2014, 100’, France, Mauritania, Abderrahmane Sissako

    The Cut, 2014, 138’, Germany, France, Italy, Russia, Canada, Poland, Turkey, Fatih Akin

    Two Days, One Night / Deux jours, une nuit, 2014, 95’, Belgium, France, Italy, Jean-Pierre Dardenne, Luc Dardenne

     

    Open Horizons:

    1001 Grams / 1001 Gram, 2014, 88’, Norway, Germany, France, Bent Hamer

    All Yours / Je Suis A Toi, 2014, 103’, Belgium, Canada, David Lambert

    Amour Fou, 2014, 96’, Austria, Luxembourg, Germany, Jessica Hausner

    Angels of Revolution / Angely Revolucii, 2014, 113’, Russia, Aleksey Fedorchenko

    Artic / Artico, 2014, 78’, Spain, Gabriel Velazquez

    August Winds / Ventos de Agosto, 2014, 77’, Brazil, Gabriel Mascaro

    Between 10 and 12 / Tussen 10 en 12, 2014, 67’, Netherlands, Peter Hoogendoorn

    Black Souls / Anime Nere, 2014, 103’, Italy, France, Francesco Munzi

    Buzzard, 2014, 97’, USA, Joel Potrykus

    Charlie's Country, 2014, 108’, Australia, Rolf De Heer

    Difret, 2013, 99’, Ethiopia, Zeresenay Berhane Mehari

    Dust on the Tongue / Tierra en la lengua, 2013, 90’, Colombia, Ruben Mendoza

    Fidelio, Alice's Journey / Fidelio, l'Odyssιe d'Alice, 2014, 96’, France, Lucie Borleteau

    Five Star, 2014, 83’, USA, Keith Miller

    Force Majeure / Turist, 2014, 118’, Sweden, Ruben Ostlund

    Free Range / Balaad Maailma Heakskiitmisest, 2013, 104’, Estonia, Veiko Ounpuu

    The Gold Bug / El Escarabajo De Oro, 2014, 102’, Argentina, Denmark, Sweden, Alejo Moguillansky

    I Won't Come Back / Ya Ne Vernus, 2014, 110’, Russia, Estonia, Finland, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Ilmar Raag

    If You Don't, I Will / Arrκte ou je continue, 2014, 102’, France, Sophie Fillieres

    In Her Place, 2014, 115’, Canada, South Korea, Albert Shin

    In Silence / V Tichu, 2014, 84’, Slovak Republic, Czech Republic, Zdenek Jirasky

    The Kidnapping of Michel Houellebecq / L'enlevement de Michel Houellebecq, 2014, 92’, France, Guillaume Nicloux

    Kumiko, The Treasure Hunter, 2014, 105’, USA, David Zellner

    Land of Storms / Viharsarok, 2014, 105’, Hungary, Germany, Adam Csaszi

    Listen Up Philip, 2014, 105’, USA, Alex Ross Perry

    The Little Death, 2014, 96’, Australia, Josh Lawson

    Love Is Strange, 2014, 98’, USA, Ira Sachs

    Love Me / Elsk Meg, 2013, 72’, Norway, Hanne Myren

    Nagima, 2013, 80’, Kazakhstan, Zhanna Issabayeva

    Quiet Bliss / In Grazia di Dio, 2014, 127’, Italy, Edoardo Winspeare

    Refugiado, 2014, 93’, Argentina, Poland, Colombia, France, Diego Lerman

    Silent Heart / Stille Hjerte, 2014, 98’, Denmark, Bille August

    Something Must Break / Nanting Maste Ga Sonder, 2014, 82’, Sweden, Ester Martin Bergsmark

    Speed Walking / Kapgang, 2014, 108’, Denmark, Niels Arden Oplev

    A Street in Palermo / Via Castellana Bandiera, 2013, 94’, Italy, Emma Dante

    Tales / Ghesseha, 2014, 88’, Iran, Rakhshan Banietemad

    The Third Side of the River / La tercera orilla, 2014, 92’, Argentina, Germany, Netherlands, Celina Murga

    Today / Emrouz, 2014, 88’, Iran, Reza Mirkarimi

    The Way Out / Cesta Ven, 2013, 102’, Czech Republic, France, Petr Vaclav

     

     

    Currents:

    Bypass, 2014, 103’, United Kingdom, Duane Hopkins

    The Goob, 2014, 86’, United Kingdom, Guy Myhill

    Memphis, 2013, 78’, USA, Tim Sutton

    Métamorphoses, 2014, 102’, France, Christophe Honoré

    The Princess of France / La Princesa de Francia, 2014, 65’, Argentina, Matías Piñeiro

    Slimane, 2013, 60’, Spain, France, Morocco, José A. Alayón

    Test, 2014, 95’, Russia, Alexander Kott

    Words With Gods, 2014, 135’, Mexico, USA, Bahman Ghobadi, Emir Kusturica, Warwick Thornton, Guillermo Arriaga, Hector Babenco, Amos Gitai, Hideo Nakata, Alex De La Iglesia, Mira Nair

     

    -TIFF Press Release-

    Edited by Vanessa McMahon


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