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Interview between Leslie Vanderpool and Bruno Chatelin

Interview at Cannes 2007 between Leslie Vanderpool, founder and director of the Bahamian International Film Festival (BIFF) and Bruno Chatelin, founder and CEO of and

Interview with Leslie Vanderpool Bahamas Fest Director in Cannes

Interview with Leslie Vanderpool Bahamas Fest Director in Cannes

Michael Moore's "Sicko" Reactions

Michael Moore's new documentary "Sicko" opened Saturday in Cannes and reactions are mixed, often based on the viewer's home country. The film adresses how the United States' health care system works, and why this world power of a country has such a bad one.  It shows the birth of the sytem starting with President Nixon, and a large part of the film is devoted to describing how the US Congress passed a law that essentially makes it so this system- one that makes it impossib...

Michael Moore's Sicko Reactions

mm: moore on the red carpetMichael Moore's new documentary "Sicko" opened Saturday in Cannes and reactions are mixed, often based on the viewer's home country. read more

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Robin Mallick (Dresden film festival) and Thom Palmen (Umea International Film Festival) from the coordination of festivals lu

Robin Mallick (Dresden film festival) and Thom Palmen (Umea International Film Festival)  from the coordination of festivals  lunching in cannes

Ischia, Italy Global Film and Music Fest 2007

Italian film hot shots mingled on the balcony of a Hilton Hotel conference room Friday afternoon in Cannes, discussing the latest in Ischia Island's Film and Music Global Festival. The summertime festival, which takes place on Ischia Island, Italy will have its fifth run this year from July 9th to 15th.The event, a conference to promote Italian film and to present Ischia's festival in shining lights, took place over looking the Mediterranean, a slight breeze coming in from open glass doo...



Leslie Vanderpoole Bahamas Fest director and fest21;com Bruno Chatelin

Leslie Vanderpoole Bahamas Fest director and fest21;com Bruno Chatelin

Samira Makhmalbaf and father Mohsen Speak about Continuation of "Two- Legged Horse"

Previous Palme d'Or winner, director Samira Makmalbaf and her father Mohsen gave a Press Conference in Cannes late Friday afternoon to discuss the future of their next film, "Two -Legged Horse." Production for the film, Samira's first in five years, was stopped suddenly after March 28 of this year when a deliberate bomb attack occurred on set in Afghanistan.Fifteen percent of the footage is done, but it is unknown when the shooting will recommence, one reason being that peopl...

Pascal Vicedomini announces Ischia honours to Stone and Argento in a press conference in Cannes

The press conference took place at Hilton , Jeremy Thomas in attendance.It was announced that Directors Oliver Stone and Dario Argento will receive the 2007 Ischia Legend Award, the Global Film & Music Fest’s most prestigious prize. The fifth edition of the festival will take place on the “Green Island” from July 9th to 15th.The announcement was made at Cannes by Marco di Lello, the Regional Minister for Tourism and Culture of the Campania region, which supports this important summer I...

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Orhan Pamuk on judging the films

Nobel Prize winner and member of the 2007 Cannes Film Festival jury, Orhan Pamuk, discusses his philosophy on judging the films.

Conversation avec François Truffart

 UNE CONVERSATION AVEC FRANCOIS TRUFFART Directeur et Programmateur de City of Lights, City of Angels à Los Angeles  Stephanie Ronnet : Quel est le processus de sélection ?François Truffart : Le processus se déroule sur  un an, à partir de Cannes. Donc on va procéder à la sélection de l’année prochaine dès ce mois de mai. Je vois les films à l’AFM (American Film Market), et à Paris au cours de projections de presse, ou organisées par des producteurs. Donc au total, je vois...

Film Festival Summit IFFS Europe Speakers

The International Film Festival Summit IFFS Europe will bring together leading film festivals and professionals from around the world to network, innovate, and share ideas. The summit will address the proliferation of festivals, sponsorship strategies, operations & management, technology, programming, and the distribution of film. Join your peers and colleagues for an event you can't afford to  miss!SPEAKERS INCLUDE:Henri Behar,Press, Toronto & Cannes Film Festival Despina Mouzaki...

Berlinale 2007, Dieter Kosslick’s Reflections Part I

Dieter Kosslick continues to imprint his signature on the Berlinale. He has transformed the Berlin Festival into the largest audience oriented international film festival. Through the European Film Market and the main competition,  the Berlinale has met commercial interests while satisfying cinematic ones through the Panorama, Forum and other Berlinale components. Unlike Cannes and Venice, the Berlinale features the Talent Campus, permits large testing of new productions and presents a balanced...

International Film Festivals in Asia

International Film Festivals in AsiaPumelo International Film Festival(PIFF) ( ) is screening 60 award winning films out of 265 films entered from 42 countries. There is a competition for the best film based purely on audience choice & they also award prizes for best director, best cinematography, best music score, best short, best documentary, best actor, best actress, etc. The films screened at the Pumelo International Film Festival are selected by a jury comprising o...


Monday, February 12----The indie hit road comedy LITTLE MISS SUNSHINE and the crime thriller THE DEPARTED were the big winners at the Writers Guild of America (WGA) Awards, setting up a showdown between the two movies at the Oscars in two weeks. LITTLE MISS SUNSHINE, about a dysfunctional family that takes their young daughter across country to compete in a beauty pageant, won best original screenplay honors for Michael Arndt. In a moving acceptance speech, Arndt said he wrote LITTLE MISS SUNSHI...

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International Film Festival Summit In Berlin

Monday, February 12----The International Film Festival Summit (IFFS), the first international conference for film festival directors, programmers, fundraisers and sponsors held on the European continent, hosted a reception today at the Vox Bar at the Grand Hyatt Hotel in the heart of Potsdamer Platz, the nerve center for the Berlin Film Festival. IFFS made a number of exciting announcements at the event, for both the International Film Festival Summit Europe, to be held on April 18, 2007 at the ...

Dieter Koslieck


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