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Special event with John Lasseter held and he spoke on the topic of “Cool Japan”. Tokyo International Film Festival (TIFF) is having the world premiere of his latest film, “Big Hero 6” as the Opening Film. John shared his respect and fascination toward creativity of Hayao Miyazaki and Japanese culture for 27th TIFF on October 24 at EX Theater Roppongi.
For this special event, John Lasseter talk about Japanese culture and influence that he has received from Japanese animation, including the works of Hayao Miyazaki, Japan’s pre-eminent animation creator and director, as well as behind-the-scenes stories of the production of Disney animated movies which enjoy great popularity the world over
John Lasseter, Chief Creative Officer at Pixar, Walt Disney Animation Studios and DisneyToon Studios, gave a special presentation on “Cool Japan” at EX Theater Roppongi on Friday evening to a packed house as part of the 27th Tokyo International Film Festival. Lasseter, who is well know for writing and directing films like A Bug’s Life, Toy Story, and Toy Story 2, gave a very personal recollection of how his life and career had been greatly influenced by Japan, and in particular, Hayao Miyazaki of Studio Ghibli, an internationally acclaimed creator of anime feature films who is also viewed by many as a symbol of “Cool Japan”.
Lasseter recounted his early childhood being fascinated with cartoons, even through teenage years, but was “blown away”, in his words, by Miyazaki’s first feature film,The Castle of Cagliostro. He also mentioned that he had wooed his wife with the same film while they were dating, and the film had had a profound effect on Lasseter’s career as an animator as he said, “It had a very strong effect on me because I felt that this was the first animated feature film I had seen that had a vision to entertain for all ages. It filled my soul with a drive.”
Lasseter went on to describe his long and inspiring relationship with Miyazaki, which began in 1981, and showed a variety of photographs from his multiple trips to Japan as well as a clip from My Neighbor Totoro, one of Miyazaki’s most famous works, which Lasseter felt had a profound effect on the old and the young alike. After showing a clip of the film, he praised Miyazaki’s style by saying, “it celebrates the quiet moments in film, all of Miyazaki’s films have five or six of these, it is so the opposite of Hollywood. Those moments set things up, like the arrival of the Cat Bus,” said Lasseter.
One of Lasseter’s earliest and strongest influences was a visit to Teruhisa Kitahara’s Museum of Tin Toys in Yokohama which he visited on his first trip to Japan, and eventually became the inspiration for the movie Tin Toy which was produced by Pixar and directed by Lasseter. Tin Toy went on to claim Pixar’s first Academy Award in 1988 for Best Animated Short Film being the first CGI film to win an Oscar, and was later the inspiration for Toy Story.
While Lasseter is best known for his work in computer animation, but has never forgotten his beginnings at the California Institute of Art and Disney. “When I went to computer animation I never forgot the traditional,” he said. “It is one of the secrets of Pixar.” He noted that while Miyazaki is known for not being a fan of computer animation, his enthusiastic response to Toy Story, which took four years to make, was very special to Lasseter and he remarked that Miyazaki “could see the story” through the technology.
Drawing parallels to his work and the deep lasting effect of what he described as Japan’s “juxtaposition of modern and traditional” as illustrated by photos of sleek skyscrapers next to quiet gardens and high tech vending machines within reach of ancient bamboo fountains, Lasseter said that one of the secrets of Pixar was to never forget the traditional principles while working with new technology. Lasseter described both Cars 2 and his latest movie Big Hero 6 – which premiered on Thursday as the opening film of the Tokyo Film Festival – as “a love letter to Tokyo,” and concluded his talk with a heartfelt tribute to Japan by saying, “Thank you, Japan for making me who I am.”
Date and time: October 24 (Fri), 17:00-18:00
Venue: EX Theater Roppongi
Theme: ”Cool Japan”
Appearance: John LASSETER (Chief Creative Officer at Pixar, Walt Disney Animation Studios, and DisneyToon Studios.)
31st annual Chicago International Children's Film Festival
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The inaugral Udada Film Festival kicked off officially on Friday the 24th of October at the Micheal Joseph Center. The Udada Film Festival is the first film festival in Kenya to exclusively celebrate women in film. It has been organized by Wanjiru Kinyanjui, a film maker and lecturer at the Kenyatta University. Udada Film Festival will be running screenings at the Goethe Institute and Micheal Joseph Center everyday from 2pm till the 29th of October. There shall be workshops in the morning.
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Udada founder Wanjiru Kinyanjui
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Udada Directors Wanjiru Kinyanjui (left) Naomi N Mwaura (center) Matrid Wanjah Munene (right)
Dr. Nina Wichmann from Goethe Institute
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Fantasporto 2015 35th edition February 27th - March 7th
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This year's edition will pay tribute to Fred Astaire/Ginger Rogers and Orson Welles celebrating his 100th anniversary and screening new restored prints of Citizen Kane and Top Hat which opened 75 years ago. Both are in the Fantas Classics area.
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The Nashville Film Festival 46th Annual April 16 - 25, 2015
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Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Film Festival April 23 - May 3, 2015
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Hot Docs (www.hotdocs.ca), North America’s largest documentary festival, conference and market, will present its 22nd annual edition from April 23 – May 3, 2015. An outstanding selection of approximately 200 documentaries from Canada and around the world will be presented to Toronto audiences and international delegates. Hot Docs will also mount a full roster of conference sessions and market events and services for documentary practitioners, including the renowned Hot Docs Forum, Hot Docs Deal Maker and The Doc Shop. In partnership with Blue Ice Group, Hot Docs operates the Bloor Hot Docs Cinema, a century-old landmark located in Toronto’s Annex neighbourhood.
New York Int'l Children's Film Festival February 27 - March 22, 2015
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Not offering any awards, outlandish social events and a sales market the New York Film Festival remains one of the most important US film festivals following its unique strategy of programming demanding artistic films as well as excellent movies which meet commercial demands. As the main selection, the retrospective, the revival, and Spotlight on Documentary programs and side bars demonstrate the fest has retained its appeal for cineastes as does the inclusion of first rate films from other major established film festivals. The Projections and Convergence programs included experimental crossover approaches with digital technologies often blurring traditional boundaries. It is noteworthy that four of the current highest scoring seven films were shown at the festival and that the festival has a newly stablished Industry Membership program. Thus closer relations with commercial film making are fostered. This and the increased emphasis on social media such as using the YouTube as a primary platform should enlarge the audience for the fest.
CITIZENFOUR, Laura Poitras, USA, 2014
Executive produced by Sheila Nevins, HBO, this documentary generated a strong public reaction and was praised in a Wall Street Journal write up as an extraordinary documentary ranking among the best produced over the last 20 years. The documentary was a last minute addition to the NYFF program and is considered an Oscar front runner.
Under the cover of CitizenFour Edward Snowdon, approached filmmaker Laura Poitras who had produced films touching on National Security Agency issues and could keep their communication secure given her encryption expertise. CitizenFour was mostly filmed during a week Snowdon spent in a Hong Kong hotel, but also included brief segments covering his Moscow press conference, the Guardian’s London office where Pointras associate Glenn Greenwald worked (which was forced the UK government to destroy copies of Snowdon’s data), the Berlin hearings about NSA techniques and Merkel’s cell phone tapping as well as interviews with former senior officials of US intelligence agencies.
For a documentary we have unique real time recording with the director becoming a principal collaborator though not protagonist of the evolving story. CitizenFour is a real life suspense thriller which reveals Snowdon as a man of principles who acts out of conviction and conscience. As he suggests his actions were prompted by the NSA’s betrayal of the American public with approval by senior levels of the Obama administration. What Snowdon’s documents reveal is that the National Security Administration engages in the massive accumulation of data from all sources. This includes the largest internet firms covering audio and video content, amassing phone records and the recording of communication of non-resident individual for which no warrants are needed. For US residents they are pro forma necessary yet overridden by NSA and its sub-agencies’ actual practice. NSA has tapped into all fiber optic cables & networks.
It is clear from the NSA documentation Snowdon made available to the public that the information gathering has little to do with national security concerns. Instead the NSA surveillance covers economic and corporate communications, technologies, politicians, research, and exchanges by politicians from friendly and unfriendly countries. The NSA's data collection is guided by senior levels of the US government. CitizenFour points out that there are 1.2 million individuals on the NSA watch list, surveyed on a regular basis. At the end of the film Glenn Greenwald surprises Snowdon by revealing that there is now a new high level whistleblowing source of information at the NSA.
CitizenFour may very well be the most important documentary of 2014 given its scope, collective relevance, cogency and evidence. No other production has shown the extent to which there is in the US such a massive violation of civil rights, evaporation of privacy and thus freedom of speech. Large amount of funds are now used by the NSA to break encryption techniques used by parties NSA is surveying. Proceedings against Snowdon are based on an obscure WW I law classifying as espionage any unauthorized use of data no matter whom they are released to.
IRIS, Albert Maysles, USA, 2014
Maysles presents a perceptive and commanding portrait of Iris Apfel who comes across in this stimulating documentary as an original individual with a highly personalized way of being, full of energy and wit. She is 94 year old and has been in the fashion business for the last 75 years. Iris is one of the most influential professionals, collector, decorator and designer whose work ranges from white house assignments to teaching design students and advising many established fashion figures and writers.
Shows of her collection have been staged at Metropolitan and Peabody Museums. She amassed an extensive collection of accessories and haute couture fashion from trade shows but also acquired many items at flea markets and general shops. Guiding by an eye for the unusual she has been collecting for all of her professional life. Maysles provides a perceptive portrait of a stimulating figure whose great sensed of humor is expressed in comments like “it is better to be happy than well dressed” “‘if you cannot be outside of the box you better jump into it” and “A woman is as old as she looks…A man is old when he stops looking” to quote but a few.
SILVERED WATER: SYRIA SELF PORTRAIT, Osssama Mohammed & Wiam Simav Bedirxan, France-Syria, 2014
Silvered Water is an extraordinary moving and perceptive documentary about the Syrian civil war with an original documentary cinema of realism approach and a unique structure. It includes many persuasive visual segments which were spontaneously recorded on cell phones and small video cameras, selected from thousands of online videos by the Paris based Ossama and footage shot by Bedrixana in the beleaguered Syrian city Homs. The material reflects the war, chaos and suffering of the victims of the conflict. Outstanding elements of the documentary are the poetic commentary by the Syrian producer Ossama about the meaning of the footage and the original music soundtrack. Images of relentless death and destruction, of children playing and dying in this war and of animals wounded and killed in the fighting, echo in the viewer long after the film is over. This Syrian self-portrait was among the strongest in the documentary selection
Tales of the Grim Sleeper, Nick Broomfield, USA/UK 2014
Tales was the only documentary in the main selection. The Los Angeles APD knew by the late 1980s that a serial killer was killing prostitutes working in the Afro-American south central Los Angeles neighborhood strangling or shooting them. The department had an eyewitness sketch of the suspect Lonnie Franklin and the license plate number of the alleged killer. But information about the case and investigation were not made public and for twenty years the killing continued. The first recorded murder was in 1985. Thirty five years later Franklin was arrested. DNA analysis links him to ten murders, but there are probably many more since pictures of 200 different women were found in Franklin’s house.
The investigation was not pursued since black women, mostly street walkers and drug addicted were killed, thus the serial killer’s action “of cleaning up the streets’’ were welcomed by many cops. Deep distrust by the Afro American residents of the police prevailed and was met conversely by hostility by the forces of order towards the crack ridden black community. The filmmakers were able to generate more information bearing on the case than police did in the prior decades, including the discussions with one principal witness who escaped the killing attempt and six other women brutalized by the serial killer.
Engaged in effective story telling with an ethnographic approach, the film makers did not work with a script and relied instead on much spontaneously recorded material. In Broomfield’s words”Reality speaks for itself and does not require a script”. His detached naturalistic approach followed the footsteps of Jean Rouch cinema verity style productions. Broomfield’s success was possible since the film maker gained trust of the community with the guidance of a former prostitute from the community who set up the interviews the police never bothered to carry out.
NATIONAL GALLERY, Frederick Wiseman, USA/France, 2014
As most of the Wiseman’s documentaries, this production is a low key comprehensive over view of London’s National Gallery involving virtually all aspects of its offering and work. Wiseman follows programs for children, the blind, dance performances, workshops for upscale visitor groups, and interpretation of masterpieces by Caravaggio, Turner and Titian. Installation of shows, restauration, lighting, budgeting issues and other important activities are also covered. Wiseman’s superb exploration of the inner working of the National Gallery is a welcome learning experience with endless revelations of how the galleries functions and startling portraits of visitor’s reaction to the art they view.
The 2014 New York Film Festival with its programs, sidebars, and seminars was an unquestioned success and one hopes that this performance can be repeated in next year’s edition.
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5th London Iranian Film Festival
29 Oct- 9 Nov
Fish and Cat - Feature Film
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The Paternal House - Feature Film
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Special Guest Shahab Hosseini
I'm not Angry - UK Premiere
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Navid, an Iranian Kurd living in Tehran, meets Setareh during the protests that erupt following the 2009 elections. They ...
Snow - Feature Film
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Neurasthenia - Feature Film
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Neurasthenia shares with the audience the particularly arresting story of a young man who suffers from depression. When....
Red Carpet - Feature Film
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A sarcastic view of fame and film festivals, Red Carpet is director Reza Ataran's second feature film...
The Sealed Secret - UK Premiere
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The Sealed Secret is a stunning representation of the fighting spirit of a shy and lonely girl, who gradually overcomes her...
Day of Iranian Cinema
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Snowy Way -Documentary
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The inaugural Brisbane Asia Pacific Film Festival (BAPFF) has announced an exciting addition to its program with the hugely successful World Movies Secret Cinema to be held over four nights in December.
BAPFF, an international film event initiative of the Brisbane City Council, will run from November 29 to December 14 and includes about 85 of the best films from the Asia Pacific Region, producers of half the world's film content.
BAPFF Executive Chairman Michael Hawkins welcomed World Movies Secret Cinema to the festival. "We have a wonderful, entertaining and thought-provoking selection of films for BAPFF 2014 and I know World Movies Secret Cinema will add another layer to what is already a unique program."
Mr Hawkins said World Movies Secret Cinema will add even more mystery and intrigue to the BAPFF line-up. "I'm looking forward to attending this great event which is sure to become a highlight for Brisbane residents and visitors alike. The World Movies Secret Cinema screenings will include special theming, activities, food and beverage as well as a great movie, and as the name suggests, the venue will be secret right up until the last moment."
BAPFF's program includes multi-award winning feature films and documentaries, highlights from the leading film festivals and films from the leading filmmakers of the region. The festival promises to be intelligent, fun and exciting with multiple themes and genres; drama, comedy, action films and social-political works that will challenge our way of viewing the world.
And for the first time, BAPFF provides a festival showcase for the APSA-nominated films - that's about 40 of the best films chosen for the Brisbane Asia Pacific Film Festival, including multi-award winners.
Tickets for BAPFF go on sale on November 6. For more details visit bapff.com.au or to buy tickets for World Movies Secret Cinema visit www.qtix.com.au
06 - 12 November - Filmhuis Den Haag
13 - 15 November - Het Nutshuis
The Hague, The Netherlands
After intense work, a programme of 38 features, shorts and documentary films - mainly Dutch premieres – is ready to be presented during the 6th edition of Eastern Neighbours Film Festival (ENFF). The festival is made possible by: Filmhuis Den Haag, Het Nutshuis, City of The Hague, Dutch Film Fund, Fund 21, Fund 1818 and the Prince Bernhard Culture Fund. Get to know the life and culture of our Eastern and South-eastern neighbours through recent, exciting and confrontational films from countries not yet members of the big EU family.
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ENFF tries to challenge the audience with funny, ironic, cynical, political-critical stories from Eastern and South-eastern Europe. Acclaimed feature films such as „COWBOYS” by Tomislav Mrsic (Croatia), „BARARIANS” by Ivan Ikic (Serbia), „SEABURNERS” by Melissa Onel (Turkey), „KEEP SMILING” by Rusudan Chkonia (Georgia) and „GOODBYE MOM” by Svetlana Proskurina (Russia) adorn the canvases of the Filmhuis. In addition there are four special programmes presenting shorts and documentaries: 25 YEARS AFTER THE FALL OF THE BERLIN WALL, FORBIDDEN FILM, WELCOME CROATIA and the recently added NEW TALETNS, NEW DISCOVERIES. ENFF also brings „HAPPILY EVER AFTER” to The Hague, which recently won a Golden Calf at the Netherlands Film Festival. The programme is compiled by Rada Sesic, film programmer for the International Film Festival Rotterdam, Sarajevo Film Festival, IDFA and several other European film festivals.
This year the focus is on the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall, in a fascinating special film programme featuring recent documentaries from East and Southeast Europe that inspire social change through storytelling. This vibrant film programme will close with a debate that encourages the increasingly active conversation between filmmakers and various experts, about the sate of Europe today. Prominent guests, who have been central to the exciting development of film culture in the region, will hold master classes, introduce films and answer questions during the festival week.
Arts and films, in particular, are messengers of social change and there were times when they faced censorship and bans. The restoration of democracy gave a new life to many of these banned films. In 2014, ENFF brings back „EARLY WORKS” by Zelimir ZIlnik (Yugoslavia) from 1969. At the time the film was put aside in Yugoslavia, accused of offending public morals and negatively influencing the youth. Interestingly enough, the film is as relevant today as it was nearly half century ago. It tackles the rebelliousness of a certain time with its youth ideals, questioning whether the progressive heroes of today easily become the conformists of tomorrow.
Zelimir Zilnik is one of the most productive and prolific film-makers of Eastern Europe. A director, who never stops creating regardless of available budget. An auteur, who shares relevant stories with the world, either in his compelling documentaries, fiction or witty hybrid forms. Above all, Zilnik has been and still is a true source of inspiration for many young directors. Zilnik is a guest of the festival and he will introduce and debate his film.
On 1st of July 2013, Croatia became a member of European Union, 22 years after its independence from former Yugoslavia. In recent years, Croatian films became more and more visible at film festivals, acknowledged by international audience and film critics.
NEW TALETNS, NEW DISCOVERIES
ENFF has a new programme, presenting new tough provoking short films by young directors from non-EU Europe.
PAN EUROPEAN SCREENING
25 years after the fall of the Berlin Wall, the new film „1989” by Oscar-nominated Danish director Anders Ostergaard and Erzsebet Racz will hold its world premiere. This high-politics drama about the collapse of the Iron Curtain will be screened simultaneously in more than 15 cities all over Europe. ENFF will co-host one of the screenings in The Hague on November 5th. This unique world premiere is hosted and presented by CPH:DOX and Magic Hour Films.
ENFF offers a diverse supplementary programme with a lecture by the director of the acclaimed documentary „EVERYDAY REBELLION” Arash T. Riahi on November 5th, in The Hague University.
A public debate on 25 YEARS AFTER THE FALL OF THE BERLIN WALL will take place on November 8th, at 14.00 hours in the Filmhuis. Journalist and producer Friso Wiersum will moderate the discussion entitled „Is Power Deaf to Us?”, illustrated with film fragments.
• Reimer Cuperus, Wiardi Beckman Stichting, columnist for Volkskrant
• Nenad Fiser, ICTY, philosopher
• Irene van der Linde, journalist, author of a.o. „Het einde van Europa - ontmoetingen langs de nieuwe oostgrens” (2004)
• Zelimir Zilnik director from Serbia, film “Early works”
• Dmytro Tiazhlov, director and producer, Ukraina, film „Ukraine_Voices”
• Filip Remunda, director and producer, Check Republic, film “Free Smetana”
Ukrainian Night with the screening of documentaries „UKRAINE_VOICES” and „CORNERED” by Dmytro Tiazhlov, followed by a debate in the presence of the director on November 14th in Het Nuithuis at 19,30,
ENFF Doc Special with the screening of the documentary „THE AGREEMENT” by Karen Stokkendal Poulsen, followed by an intriguing debate „Talk - Behind the curtain of peace agreements” on November 15th in Het Nuithuis at 19,30.
Guest: prof. Paul Meerts
Moderator: prof. Nenad Fiser
„Love and Other Matter” Workshop after the screening of „HAPPILY EVER AFTER” by Tatjana Bozic in Het Nutshuis, on November 15th at 21,30. The director together with theatre-coach Fre Hooft van Huysduynen set out to solve the greatest mystery of modern times: how to be happy in Love.
ENFF On Tour and Cinema Club
Returning this year is our popular ENFF On Tour programme, which will visit three new cities in The Netherlands. New in this edition is the ENFF Cinema Club, which will open its doors in January 2015 creating a unique cultural platform for all film enthusiasts, students and professionals interested in the rich cinema culture from the region.
As a small festival ENFF has an informal approach to its guests and audience. On November 8th in the Filmhuis at 11,00, ENFF invites to brunch Jasmila Zbanic and Rusudan Chkonia in a festival segment called Brunch with... The next day, same hour and same place, Zelimir Zilnik and Filip Remunda will be the guests at the brunch table.
Wine tasting: finest „grape juices” from Georgia, Croatia and Macedonia will have their chance to treat Dutch audiences!
On November 13th in Het Nuthuis at 18,30 Balkan's Finest Dinner will precede the screening of „FAMILY MEALS” by Dana Budisavljevic.
Ticket sales for the programme in the Filmhuis starts on Thursday, October 23rd.
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Whenever someone asks a member of the CDFF programming team what to see, the answer is always “Everything!” but our programmers undertook the difficult task of choosing personal favourites among the collection of horror, sci-fi, and fantasy films within the CDFF’14 line-up. To help audiences with their ticket choices, here are the Cellar Door programmers’ picks for some of the most notable shorts and features playing at the festival. (But we promise that you’ll want to pick everything, too!)
Read the full list of Programmers' Picks for shorts and features from programmers Renuka Bauri, Ramin S. Khanjani, and Pat Mullen here.
Advance tickets are $9 and are available through Uniiverse.
Tickets may also be purchased at Club SAW before each screening (day of only) for $12 cash.
All screenings take place at Club SAW in Arts Court (67 Nicholas St.)
All screenings are generously supported by CDFF’s presenting sponsors, The School for Studies in Art andCulture at Carleton University and the SPARTA Film Challenge as well as supporting sponsors the Alumni Association of Carleton University, GNA Heating and Cooling, The Haunted Walk of Ottawa, and Used Ottawa.
CELLAR DOOR FILM FESTIVAL
WELCOMES SPECIAL GUESTS TO INAUGURAL EDITION OF CDFF
Festival guest list includes Montreal filmmaker Maude Michaud and actor Alex Goldrich of DYS-
OTTAWA, ON – Nov. 4, 2014 – With the start of its inaugural season just days away, Ottawa’s Cellar Door Film Festival (CDFF) is set to host several exciting guests and filmmakers Among those coming to Ottawa for the festival are Montreal filmmaker Maude Michaud (pictured) and actor Alex Goldrich of Dys-. This weekend, Dys-will see bi-coastal premieres, with screenings in both Los Angeles (at the RIP Horror Film Festival) and Ottawa. Such rising interest in Michaud’s visceral and audacious feature debut is an unsurprising feat given its recent win: the film received the Public Prize for Best Canadian Feature at the Fantasia Film Festival in Montreal this August. Festival goers can look forward to Michaud and Goldrich’s Q&A session following the screening of Dys- on Saturday, Nov. 8 at 7:30pm at Club SAW in Ottawa’s Arts Court (67 Nicholas St.)
CDFF also proudly welcomes three Ottawa filmmakers to the festival. Director Andrew Robinson will attend the Opening Night screening of his short Beauty Sleep on Friday, Nov. 7, which precedes the feature presentation of Roseville, a Bulgarian horror/thriller from director Martin Makariev. Beauty Sleep is a nightmarish and experimental ode to horror. CDFF attendees eager to interact with local filmmakers should make plans for the Sunday shorts programme “From the Basement of the World, So Cold and So Dark”, as local filmmakers Carmelo Zucco and Dylan-Hunt Weeks will be present to discuss their films The Phoenixand Experiment 467, respectively. The Phoenix is a contemplative sci-fi film while Experiment 467 is a Twilight Zone-like film shot in Ottawa’s historic Diefenbunker.
For full programming details, trailers, and showtimes, visit cdff.ca
Advance tickets are $9 and can be purchased online through Uniiverse or in-person before each screening for $12 (cash only). All screenings take place at Club SAW in Arts Court (67 Nicholas St.).
All screenings are generously supported by CDFF’s Presenting Sponsors, the School for Studies in Art and Culture at
Carleton University and the SPARTA Film Challenge, as well as its Presenting Sponsors, the Carleton University Alumni Association, GNA Heating and Cooling, The Haunted Walk of Ottawa, and Used Ottawa.
About Cellar Door Film Festival
Cellar Door Film Festival (CDFF) aims to be Ottawa's first showcase of speculative cinema (horror, sci-fi, and fantasy), while celebrating the creativity of the Ottawa film scene and spotlighting the city as a setting for the sinister and supernatural. CDFF encourages film culture, education, and production in Ottawa by promoting the creation, screening, and distribution of local, national and international films in the Nation’s capital.
For media inquiries, interviews with filmmakers and CDFF staff, or to request screeners for review purposes, please contact:
Gina Freitag, Festival Director, email@example.com
For high-res images, please visit: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/d837xwjrboslk36/AADxzKn7s12wXmGXfLUQZ6Eta?dl=0
Oscar® winner Howard Shore confirmed as an expert
With the main theme "2015: A Space Discovery", Berlinale Talents invites 300 emerging filmmakers to discover new ways of looking at cinematic space. Throughout nearly 100 talks and workshops, experts and talents dedicate themselves to film as a multi-dimensional spatial art, jointly exploring various perspectives for the screen, or how characters unfold the action spaces of edited stories and imagery. Berlinale Talents relates all this, on a local and global level, to the economic and cultural spaces in which talents develop, create and market their films.
"Technically and aesthetically the cinematic space is just being re-invented these days, while our daily living spaces are tangibly being transformed by political and economic upheavals. Filmmakers navigate in many dimensions, their films therefore offer the frameworks or let them overcome boundaries. We look forward to turning Berlinale Talents once again into an open space for encounters, exchanges and networking," says Programme Manager Florian Weghorn on this year's thematic focus.
The composer Howard Shore has already confirmed his presence as an expert. Shore has achieved worldwide renown for his work on such films as Hugo and The Aviator (Martin Scorsese), The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit trilogies (Peter Jackson), Se7en (David Fincher), and The Silence of the Lambs (Jonathan Demme). He has scored 15 films by David Cronenberg, including his latest Maps to the Stars. Shore is the recipient of three Academy Awards, three Golden Globes and four Grammy Awards. At Berlinale Talents, he will share his creative working methods in a masterclass moderated by acclaimed writer Peter Cowie.
Berlinale Talents 2015 is a summit and networking platform for 300 outstanding talents from the fields of directing, production, acting, screenwriting, cinematography, editing, production design, film criticism, world sales, distribution, sound design and score composing. An international selection committee is currently viewing the 2,529 applications from 117 countries. Berlinale Talents will take place from February 7-12, 2015, at the HAU Hebbel am Ufer.
More information at: www.berlinale-talents.de
"Sausage" the Oscar and BAFTA contending short film is awarded the Cieri Media Best Animation award in this years festival! A big congratulations to Robert Grieves for winning this award and receiving $500 cash!
If you would like to see "Sausage" again, or if you haven't seen it yet, it will be online on November 3rd! Get ready!
In this years festival, "State of Play" won the award for Sony Best Documentary! Congrats to everyone who was involved in making this wonderful documentary and especially to Steven Dhoedt, for winning this award and the Sony Vegas Pro prize.
If you love to watch this film again, you can buy it on the films website, at:http://watch.stateofplaydoc.com/
The 2014 conference and trade show will be held in Austin December 7-9th. There are two tracks but all attendees network together on the trade show floor. Some of our sponsors include SAG-AFTRA, WordPress, Delta Air Lines, Starwood, Panasonic, Lagunitas, Tito's Vodka, and many more! We also have launched our magazine called Lineup (LINEUPLIVE.COM) about the festival industry.
Annually there are industry leaders speaking from Live Nation, Insomniac, 4Fini, Superfly presents, SFX, C3 Presents, Austin City Limits, RedLight Management, Tom Windish Agency, Madison House, AC Entertainment, SXSW, Sundance, Telluride, AFI, The Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences, AEG, AFI, Tribeca, The Recording Academy, Indiewire, Cinetic, Warner Bros., Indiwire, TIFF and more! Many successful partnerships, sales & friendships have been made during our event between the festivals, speakers & vendors in attendance.
In 2014, we will be expanding the Solutions Center, have created more networking opportunities, added a Tech Track, an Industry Trends Opening panel discussion & a Music-Film track featuring outstanding women in the film & music industry.
In 2014, the Solutions Center will hold 60+ vendors and we anticipate over 800 delegates.
In our panels we will also be covering sponsorship, marketing, social media, logistics, sustainability, industry trends and much more with solutions to all of your challenges. Let us know how we can best serve you in 2014. Please email me with any questions. Hope to see you there.
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To view the Summer issue of Lineup Magazine, click here: http://view.ceros.com/line-up/lineup-magazine-summer-2014/p/1 Thank you!
Want to schedule appointments with industry leaders at IFFS-IMFCON before you arrive onsite? Learn how here:http://bit.ly/HdVIA5 You have to pick a time that will work for you and then where it says add on the bottom left corner you have the ability to search for a specific attendee or if you leave all the Fields blank and just hit search, it will bring up the entire list and you can search from there.
The American Film Institute's annual celebration of international cinema from modern masters and emerging filmmakers, AFI FEST features nightly red-carpet galas, special screenings, conversations and tributes. The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences recognizes AFI FEST as a qualifying festival for both Short Films categories of the annual Academy Awards®, and AFI FEST is still the only film festival in the United States to hold the prestigious FIAPF accreditation, assuring a high standard of quality and reliability for the international film community. AFI FEST is Los Angeles' longest running international film festival and has been bringing the best in world cinema to the film capital of the world since its launch as FILMEX in 1971.
The American Film Market (AFM) is the market partner of AFI FEST. The association between the two events connects art and commerce, broadening the opportunities for all participants, and collectively represents the largest gathering in North America.
The business of independent motion picture production and distribution reaches its peak every year at the AFM, when more than 8,000 industry leaders converge in Santa Monica for eight days of deal-making, screenings, premieres, networking, parties and conferences. Participants come from more than 70 countries and include acquisition and development executives, agents, attorneys, directors, distributors, festival directors, financiers, film commissioners, producers, writers, the world's press and all those who provide services to the motion picture industry. The AFM is produced by the Independent Film & Television Alliance (IFTA). More information is online at AmericanFilmMarket.com.
Highlights of the Festival
AFI FEST 2014 presented by Audi, a program of the American Film Institute, announced today that Paul Thomas Anderson will present the 1967 documentary MONDO HOLLYWOOD (DIR Robert Carl Cohen), a film which influenced his upcoming feature, INHERENT VICE, on the afternoon of Saturday, November 8 at the Egyptian Theatre. Following the screening Anderson will be in conversation with Cohen.
Over 100 artists from 22 countries are expected to attend this year’s festival.
Joey King, Logan Lerman, Jena Malone and Jenny Slate will be a part of the Los Angeles Times’ Young Hollywood Roundtable on Friday, November 7 at the TCL Chinese Theatres. J.C. Chandor, Damien Chazelle, Marion Cotillard, Jake Gyllenhaal, Bill Hader, Michelle Monaghan, Kristen Stewart and Tilda Swinton will be participating in The Hollywood Reporter’s Indie Contenders Roundtable taking place Sunday, November 9 in the Cinema Lounge at the Roosevelt Hotel. Director Rupert Wyatt and actor Mark Wahlberg will be in conversation with Jenelle Riley of Variety following the World Premiere of THE GAMBLER on Monday, November 10 at the Dolby Theatreâ.
Filmmakers expected to attend this year’s festival include Yann Demange (‘71), Nicolás Pereda (THE ABSENT), Giuseppe Tornatore (CINEMA PARADISO), Olivier Assayas (CLOUDS OF SILS MARIA), Bennett Miller (FOXCATCHER), Shim Sung-bo (HAEMOO), Amir Bar-Lev (HAPPY VALLEY), Tommy Lee Jones (THE HOMESMAN), Chuck Workman (MAGICIAN: THE ASTONISHING LIFE AND WORK OF ORSON WELLES), Robert Kenner (MERCHANTS OF DOUBT), Xavier Dolan (MOMMY), J.C. Chandor (A MOST VIOLENT YEAR), Bertrand Bonello (SAINT LAURENT), Wim Wenders (THE SALT OF THE EARTH), Tomm Moore (SONG OF THE SEA), Richard Glatzer & Wash Westmoreland (STILL ALICE), Nick Broomfield (TALES OF THE GRIM SLEEPER), Josephine Decker (THOU WAST MILD AND LOVELY), Abderrahmane Sissako (TIMBUKTU) and Jean-Pierre Dardenne & Luc Dardenne (TWO DAYS, ONE NIGHT).
Free individual tickets to AFI FEST screenings and Galas are available to the general public online at AFI.com. AFI FEST Patron Packages and Passes include access to sold-out Galas and other high-demand films and events. 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.
The AFI FEST mobile app is now available for download. Festival-attendees can create their own personalized festival schedule; learn all about this year’s films and events; receive instant messages and breaking news; and purchase passes and get free tickets. The app is available for both iOS (iPhone and iPad) and Android devices for free. Download the iOS version or the Android version here.
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, TCL Chinese Theatres, the Hollywood & Highland Center, the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel and the Egyptian Theatre.
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NYC Indie Film Fest and Dark Horse has awarded Anastassia Sendyk with the Dark Horse Best Actress Award for her performance in the "The Frontier". Because she has won this fabulous award, she also wins a $1000 cash prize! You go girl!
"The Frontier" will be playing again here in NYC on November 9th at Tribeca Cinemas. You will not want to miss it!