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San Francisco Film Critics Go Their Own Way

Wednesday, December 13---The San Francisco Film Critics Circle has named the emotional domestic drama LITTLE CHILDREN as its Best Picture of the Year. The group, which includes twenty-three film critics from around the Bay Area, will present their awards next month at a special evening ceremony. This is the first win for LITTLE CHILDREN among film critics associations, and portends well for some key Golden Globe and Oscar nominations for the film, its director Todd Field, and its stellar ...

New York Critics Circle Chooses UNITED 93

Tuesday, December 12---UNITED 93, the harrowing re-enactment of the last hours on one of the doomed planes hijacked on September 11, 2001, has received the nod as Best Picture of the Year, from the New York Critics Circle, considered the most prestigious and influential of all the national film critics associations. The win by UNITED 93, which was echoed last week by the Washington DC Film Critics Association, catapults the docudrama into prime position for multiple Golden Globe and Oscar nomi...

New York Critics Circle Chooses UNITED 93

Tuesday, December 12---UNITED 93, the harrowing re-enactment of the last hours on one of the doomed planes hijacked on September 11, 2001, has received the nod as Best Picture of the Year, from the New York Critics Circle, considered the most prestigious and influential of all the national film critics associations. The win by UNITED 93, which was echoed last week by the Washington DC Film Critics Association, catapults the docudrama into prime position for multiple Golden Globe and Oscar nomi...

New York's Biggest Film Party Hands Out Its Awards

Friday, December 1-----The Gotham Awards, held in a former luxury cruise line docking pier on the Hudson River, has become New York's biggest film party. Now in its 16th year, it has established a reputation and a following among the indie film world, particularly filmmakers, executives and talent that call New York home. It has reorganized in the past year (after splitting with the former IFP West, which presents the Independent Spirit Awards in Los Angeles over Oscar weekend), putting great...

Retrospective of Roberto Rossellini At MoMA

Friday, November 24----The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), the veritable New York City institution and one of the most important film archives in the world, is presenting the first comprehensive American retrospective of the work of master filmmaker Roberto Rossellini, on the anniversary of the centenary of his birth. The Retrospective will feature all of Rossellini's ground-breaking films, as well as several lesser known titles and works from his later career for film and television. The series...

Oliver Stone, Nabil El-Maleh and Shah Rukh Khan Selected as DIFF Honourees

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The Dubai International Film Festival (DIFF) today announced this year’s festival will honour Oliver Stone, Nabil El-Maleh and Shah Rukh Khan for their outstanding contribution to cinema, as part of the DIFF Salutes programme. DIFF Salutes is a retrospective tribute that celebrates the work of distinguished film makers from Asia, the Arab world, and Hollywood. This follows last year’s In the Spotlight segment, which honoured Oscar-winning American actor Morgan Freeman, the Egyptian "king...

Alan Berliner Is Festival's Special Guest

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Innovative American documentary filmmaker Alan Berliner will be a Special Guest of the International Documentary Filmfestival Amsterdam (idfa), the leading showcase and market for non-fiction film. The Festival, which brings together film, television and industry professionals, as well as a local enthusiastic audience, opens on November 23 in the beautiful city of Amsterdam, The Netherlands. Berliner has been chosen as a Master of Documentary and will give a special lecture on his varied film...

50th London Festival Finale

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The Times BFI 50th London Film Festival rounded off a successful fortnight of film screenings and events with Babel. This year’s 50th edition featured 183 feature films and 131 short films from 48 countries, 438 screenings and 1649 visiting international filmmakers and industry professionals. International glamour on the red carpet featured throughout the Festival’s 16 days. Alejandro González Iñárritu was joined by actors Gael García Bernal and Rinko Kikuchi to introduce Babel, the Clo...

Les hommages du festival à Yousri Nasrallah et Naguib Mahfuz

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Hommage au Prix Nobel de littérature, l’Egyptien Naguib Mahfuz –1911/2006 « L’importance de N. Mahfouz scénariste n’est pas moindre que celle de Mahfuz romancier. Peut-être même que sa présence cinématographique dépasse-t-elle de beaucoup sa présence littéraire. L’écart culturel qui sépare Mahfouz de ceux qui œuvrent dans le cinéma est moindre que celui qui le sépare de ses collègues romanciers. D’un autre côté, le cinéma offre à Mahfuz la possibilité d’influ...

33rd Flanders Film Festival - Ghent focuses on Stanley Kubrick

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With 169 feature-length films and 65 short films, collectively good for 19,468 minutes of cinema and 596 screenings spread over 14 days, Ghent will once again be transformed into the City of Film during the period of October 11 through October 21. The 33rd edition of the Flanders Film Festival - Ghent focuses on film legend Stanley Kubrick, pays homage to Belgian-French director Agnès Varda, and draws more than 150 talented guests from the world of film to the Flemish city. The Festival actual...

Open your blog for free and join our community of festival organisers, filmmakers and film fans

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Fest21.com welcomes all festival organisers, movie pros, film fans and all festival goers from around the world to share fun, experience, information, pictures, videos and pod casts... Create your community, your own group, discuss and enhance your projects, promote them, distribute them, be on the Featured videoblog list... Open your own videoblog with free video storage. Festival Blogs, dailies, ambiance and panache. The Films showcased here will enjoy the privilege of close encounters with ...

Moreau Presides at 54th San Sebastián Fest

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“Help Wanted: Mature, well-known movie actresses to preside over juries at major film festivals. Temporary work, well paid, five-star hotel accommodations with many extras and fringe benefits. French or English speaking preferred. Under sixty need not apply ...

Sean Connery To Be Honored At Rome Film Fest

The inaugural Cinema: Rome Film Fest, which will be held in the Italian capitol from 13 to 21 October, is shaping up to become a major European festival destination this Fall. The details of the event are just beginning to take shape, with an ambitious program of serious arthouse premieres, industry networking opportunities and a substantial sprinkling of Hollywood stardust. Sure to be one of the highlights of the event will be atribute to veteran actor Sean Connery , who will be the first r...

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SILVERDOCS Announces Jury and Audience Awards

Monday, June 19---The 4th annual SILVERDOCS:AFI/Discovery Channel Documentary Festival ended its six-day event with the announcements of Jury and Audience prizes in a number of diverse categories. The Festival, which had a significant breakthrough this year, in terms of content, celebrity attendance (Martin Scorsese, Jim Jarmusch, Al Gore, Thomas L. Friedman, Will Shortz and others) and audience response has more than reinforced its claim as the premiere documentary film festival in North Ameri...

Jim Jarmusch's Dialogue with Martin Scorsese

Thursday, June 15----It doesn't get much better than this....legendary film director Martin Scorsese being honored for his documentary film career, in a rare on-stage dialogue with independent auteur Jim Jarmusch. That was the scenario this evening, as Scorsese was honored at the SILVERDOCS 2006 Guggenheim Symposium, named in honor of four-time Academy Award winning documentarian, and Washington DC resident, Charles Guggenheim. Scorsese is one of the few Hollywood directors who has moved from...

Troia Film Festival Announces Its Awards

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Sunday, June 11....At a gala Awards Ceremony at the Forum Luisa Todi last night, the 22nd edition of the Troia International Film Festival came to a conclusion with the announcement of Fetival Awards in a number of competitiom categproes. An analysis of the films and the awards will follow, but here is the list of award winners. FESTROIA – FESTIVAL INTERNACIONAL DE CINEMA SPECIAL AWARDS AUDIENCE AWARD To the film THE WEDDING PARTY, by Dominique Deruddere (Belgium/Germany) PRIZE MAN AND HIS...

Al Gore To Deliver Conference Keynote Address

Friday, June 9----Fresh off his tour of the Croisette at the Cannes Film Festival with his film AN INCONVENIENT TRUTH, former Vice President (and current media darling) Al Gore will delivery the Keynote Address at the SILVERDOCS Documentary Film Conference on Thursday, June 15. Gore's film, directed by Davis Guggenheim, a wake-up call on the effects of global warming, has been a media sensation since its debut at the Sundance Film Festival in January, and reached a fever pitch when Gore walke...

"21 Up America" To Close SILVERDOCS

Wednesday, June 7---Inspired by the seminal 7 UP films of British director Michael Apted, which followed the same group of youngsters at ages 7, 14 and 21, the SILVERDOCS AFI/Discovery Channel Documentary Festival will present the premiere of 21 UP AMERICA, directed by Christopher Quinn. The film is the third installment in a series that has recorded the same subjects at ages 7 and 14, and now turns its focus on what it is like to be 21 in America today. The film provides a provocative case s...

Celebration of 100 Years of Norwegian Cinema

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Tuesday, June 6----The Troia International Film Festival is presenting a celebration of the 100th anniverary of Norwegian cinema. The program, which is sponsored by the Norwegian Film Institute in cooperation with the Norwegian Embassy in Portugal, is showcasing 10 films, which range from an early silent gem to two films from the current Norwegian auteur Bent Hamer. The Tribute program began on the Festival opening night, with the rare screening of the 1917 silent film TERJE VIGEN, directed b...

Martin Scorsese To Be Feted For His Documentary Film Career

Monday, June 5---Legendary filmmaker Martin Scorsese will be honored at the SILVERDOCS: AFI/Discovery Channel Documentary Festival, which launches on June 13th. Scorsese will be commemorated at the Charles Guggenheim Symposium on Thursday, June 15th at the AFI Silver Center, the hub of the annual documentary event. The Symposium and Award are a tribute to the late Washington DC filmmaker and philanthropist Charles Guggenheim. Scorsese is one of the rare Hollywood directors who has worked in t...

The Official Section Competition at 2006 Festroia

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Saturday, June 3----FESTROIA: The Troia International Film Festival, will present nearly 180 films, representing 48 countries, with a strong predominance of European cinema, during its 22nd annual showcase. The Festival, the oldest and most prestigious in Portugal, has several competition sections in its wide-ranging program. The Official Section, in competition for the Golden Dolphin Award, is made up of 14 films, from nations that produce fewer than 30 films per year. This is a unique approa...

Cannes Film Festival 2006 Awards

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After 12 days of a rich Festival, the award sceremony took place at 7:30 pm on Sunday 28, 2006. And the winners are: - Feature Films Palme d'Or: the Wind that Shakes the Barley by Ken Loach Grand Prix: Flanders by Bruno Dumont Best Actress Award: Penélope CRUZ, Carmen MAURA, Lola DUEÑAS, Blanca PORTILLO, Yohana COBO, Chus LAMPREAVE for Volver Best Actor Award: Jamel DEBBOUZE, Samy NACERI, Sami BOUAJILA, Roschdy ZEM, Bernard BLANCAN for Indigènes Best Director Award: Alejandro González I...
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