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Interview with Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival Director Tiina Lokk

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Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival that ended on Sunday brought more than 260 films to viewers. Films from 75 different countries were screened in nine Estonian cities. For the first time films were also shown in Tallinn's brand new cinemas Artis and Cinamon.    Interview with Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival Drector Tiina Lokk by Bruno Chatelin Hi Tina What did the audience take from this year's edition? "Most popular films were „Girl with a Dragon Tatto...

Interview with Kristo Toffer, Managing director of PÖFF

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Interview with Kristo Toffer, Managing director of PÖFF from Tallinn Black Nights FF on Vimeo. ...

Meet Indie Filmmaker: Milk Man

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      Director James Rumsey recently submitted his film, Milk Man to the ÉCU 2010 Fiction Short category. Having recently won the “Audience Choice Award” at the Filmstock International Film Festival 2009 in the UK, Rumsey talks to us about milk, re-birth and the beauty of working on a tight budget. By Anna Takayama  Q: What is your film about? Milk Man is about the consequences of getting stuck in one view of yourself and of life and aims to suggest th...

Scott’s November Festival Update

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  Scott Hillier Hi! Our early deadline is getting near so if you directors want your film to be in competition at ÉCU 2010 you’d best work on locking that picture and send us a screening copy as soon as possible! You’ll find submission details at www.ecufilmfestival.com. While everyone seems to have spent the year being battered from pillar to post due to the World’s economic implosion, submissions have been coming in to us at a steady stream. As usual we ar...

CAMBOFEST, Cambodia thanks its contributors for 2009!

CAMBOFEST thanks all the contributors who are making this, our 3rd season, possible. It's still not too late to make a contribution...to Cambodia's only first international independent movie festival, CamboFest - now in our 3rd year (2009 Edition takes place December 4-6, 2009 * www.cambofest.com)

Cairo International Film Festival president Dr Ezzat Abou Ouf talks to Filmfestivals.Com

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Cairo International Film Festival president, Dr Ezzat-Abou-Ouf, talks to Jeremy Colson about this year's festival and his hopes for the future.  CAIRO ~ 20 November 2009 Could you tell us a bit about yourself, your background? I graduated from medical school but still being young I wanted to practice something more creative than medicine so I enrolled at the conservatoire and learned more about music. After that I played western and jazz music. It was a family affair, me a...

Berlinale's Alfred Holighaus to Join the Management of the DeutscheFilmakademie

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Director of the Perspektive Deutsches Kinosection Alfred Holighaus will be taking on new tasks this coming year: inJanuary he will join the management of the Deutsche Filmakademie e.V., though he will still carry out his curatorial duties at the Berlinale 2010.   In summer2001, Holighaus was appointed the Berlin International Film Festival'scommissioner for German film by Festival Director Dieter Kosslick. In autumn of the same year, he became the curator ofPerspektive Deutsches...

Doha Festival presentation by Geoff Gilmore

The first Doha Tribeca Film Festival (DTFF), took place from October 29 to November 1, was probably one of the most anticipated new festival on the international film scene this year.

New executive positions at Los Angeles Film Festival

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Film Independent, the non-profit arts organization that produces the Spirit Awards and the Los Angeles Film Festival, announced today that esteemed Newsweek film critic David Ansen is joining the organization as Artistic Director of the 2010 Los Angeles Film Festival.   Senior Programmer Doug Jones has been promoted to Associate Director of Programming for the Los Angeles Film Festival. "As a consummate movie lover, David is one of the finest critics thinking, watching, and writin...

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Interview with Sarah Hoch - Mexico - Expresion en Corto : ... and the budget crisis.

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A scarcity of Mexican production and the absence of exhibition platforms prompted Sarah Hoch to establish  the festival Expresion en Corto twelve years ago which she has helmed ever since. As a publicly funded film festival, Expresion en Corto had a primary focus on short films. By 2009 it has morphed into one of the most important Latin American fests offering a comprehensive program with productions drawn from many countries, a program which stands comparison to much bigger major impo...

Sarah Hoch

Cairo International Film Festival (CIFF) president Dr Ezzat-Abou-Ouf

The 33rd annual edition of the Cairo International Film Festival is under the direction of the highly respected Dr Ezzat-Abou-Ouf.

The Global Film Village: Interview with AFI Film Festival Artistic Director & Festival Programmer Robert Koehler

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by Marla LewinI spent almost an hour with Robert Koehler who has gone from a top movie critic for Variety, to Artistic Director, Programmer of the AFI Film Festival and he gave me a look inside how he approached putting together this years festival and where it is going.Marla: Congratulations,  Robert, this is your second year programming the festival, How different is it from being a critic? How is it going? Robert: I was at the Los Angeles Times, and started in 94 writing for Variety, w...

Calling for entries!!

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Do you want to have your film screened at one of Australia's most prestigious short film festival? Do you want to win cash for your film? Or how about some of the funkiest trophies you will ever see? Do you want your film to screen at some of Australia's most unique communities and venues? How about getting paid for your film to tour with In The Bin? Just download an entry form, send your film on DVD with 2 pictures and we'll do the rest. In The Bin is looking for films for its three fes...

Costa Rica International Film Festival invites you to Montezuma, Costa Rica for a week of film screenings

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Find out more about film festival submissions at:  costaricafilmfest.com  Enter your film and join us in paradise November 11- 20, 2011! ...

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Interview with New York Film Festival Program Director Richard Pena

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By Maria Esteves - October 26, 2009Dedicated to the loving memory of Florence Perlow Shientag (September 9, 1908 - October 7, 2009)As Lincoln Center celebrates it's 50th Anniversary (October 15, 2009 - January 16, 2010), Richard Pena (RP) program director and chairman of the selection committee at The Film Society of Lincoln Center presents Italian Neorealism and the Birth of Modern Cinema at the Walter Reade Theater, October 30 - November 24, 2009. Pena discovered his love of film early in l...

Sophia Gilberto

NEW Sophia was just cast as a "Godess' in the new feature film 'Falcyyr' of Unicovia Pictures Sophia started out in dance, community theatre and playing piano since she was five years old.

Sophia Gilberto

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NEW Sophia was just cast as a "Godess' in the new feature film 'Falcyyr' of Unicovia Pictures Sophia started out in dance, community theatre and playing piano since she was five years old. Sophie's first introduction to film was in ”Santa Claus in Baghdad” RA Visions Productions" as an extra and was hooked. She then participated as an extra in ”Soul Sister”OracleVoice Films" . She started taking acting classes and loved it with a passion that would contin...

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