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Revolution enters the pre selection of The Nature Namur Festival (Belgium)

For its 20th edition, the Nature Namur Festival (Belgium) organizes once again his International Competition of Professional Films. The Festival will be held this year from October 10th to 19th, in the Complex Film Acinapolis, offering high quality projection on cinema screens during the whole Festival. Fifteen films will be selected by our Pre-Selection Committee to provide entertainment, discoveries and information to the audience.     The deadline for submitting is the 1...

CineLink Selection 2014 Announced

  CineLink 2014 call for entries attracted over 200 projects in development from 18 different countries in Southeastern Europe. Our selection committee selected 14 projects altogether for the CineLink and the CineLink Plus lineups, criteria being respective authors potential and strength of the story on one side and potential benefit for the project from our development workshops and the coproduction market on the other. CineLink project, the backbone of the festival's Industr...

The Importance of Being MALEFICENT: Angelina Jolie Schools Us

  by Quendrith Johnson, Los Angeles Correspondent   So, ignore the horns and watch for spoiler alerts here: MALEFICENT is the role of a lifetime for Angelina Jolie. Yes, a lot of the credit goes to screenwriter Linda Woolverton (Lion King, Beauty & The Beast), who gets Angelina and wrote a touching life lesson disguised as a Disney movie. "We tried to bring you what you love about this story," Jolie says in the behind the scenes featurette (see it on http://screenma...

Between Cannes and Tel Aviv - Followup Don't Give Up or When A Rejection is Not What is Seems

The buzz of a festival like Cannes or Berlin  is electrically charged - a space where creatives and those solely into the business are ready to pitch, ditch or commit. Saying cheers to new deals and creating content. This years Cannes seemed to have a less people ( a taxi driver guesstimated by his fares about 15% less than last year)  but the meetings were constant, the market was busy and solid exchanges were made. Besides the next film -the industry of conferences, film funds and...

Dominican republic Film Commission in Cannes

  As the leading economy in the Caribbean, the Dominican Republic offers an ideal environment for foreign producers to take advantage of a well established industry for productions. We boast a wide variety of landscapes within a short proximity to suit any type of audiovisual production. From towering mountain ranges and rivers, to valleys and deserts we also have impressive waterfalls, lush rainforests, and stunning beaches.  Our cities also combine different archit...

FADING GIGOLO Turturro Allen Collaboration fails to Fizz

By Alex Deleon, <filmfestivals.com>   On paper "Fading Gigolo" with a Dream Team lineup looks like a sure winner.  An excellent New York actor, John Turturro stepping behind the cameras to direct both himself and Woody Allen in a Jewish tale seemingly tailor made for Woody's style of humor with backup support from actresses of no lesser stature than Susan Stone and French star Vanessa Paradis, plus Liev Schriver who seems to be in everything these days play...

After Sony, FilmSharks had the 2nd largest press coverage in Cannes according to the major trades:

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    Screen : FilmSharks snaps up Disney-backed duo EXCLUSIVE : Guido Rud’s Buenos Aires-based Film Sharks International has picked up sales on two Disney-backed Patagonik titles that the studio will release in Latin America. ... http://www.screendaily.com/news/filmsharks-snaps-up-disney-backed-duo/5071699.article   Variety : FilmSharks Snags International Rights to Animated Feature 'El Americano 3D' Guido Rud's FilmSharks has inked international sales r...

Some very good reviews for Winter Sleep and a Palme d'Or

WINTER SLEEP wins the Palme d'Or and the FIPRESCI Prize @ Cannes 2014 Aydin, a former actor, runs a small hotel in central Anatolia with his young wife Nihal with whom he has a stormy relationship and his sister Necla who is suffering from her recent divorce. In winter as the snow begins to fall, the hotel turns into a shelter but also an inescapable place that fuels their animosities…   "Nuri Bilge Ceylan is at the peak of his powers with WINTER SLEEP, a r...

Lorne Film 2014 announces Lorne Shorts - an international short film competition.

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Lorne Film 2014, an international screen event held over the weekend of November 13 – 16 in Lorne, Victoria, announced today the opening of Lorne Shorts – a short film competition open to filmmakers from across the planet. Submissions will be accepted for films of up to 15 minutes in duration, with short-listed films featuring in the Lorne Film 2014 Program. The eventual winner can accept a prize of $3,600 in film editing from Melbourne based company iCandy Productions. The ...

Lorne Film 2014 announces new initiative: the Lorne Film 2014 Screenwriter Award.

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Lorne Film 2014, an international screen event held over the weekend of November 13 – 16 in Lorne, Victoria, has announced the opening of the Lorne Film Screenwriter Award. The winner of the award can accept a cash prize of $10,000 – as well as having their screenplay feature at Lorne Film 2014 via a rehearsed live reading at the 350 seat Cumberland Resort Auditorium. Currently there is a significant short fall in available funding for writers for the Australian Film Industry a...

Music Box Takes North America on ‘Of Horses and Men’

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Confirming the title as one of the big breakouts from Scandinavia in recent years, Music Box has acquired North American rights to Benedikt Erlingsson’s multi-prized debut feature “Of Horses and Men.”   “Of Horses” is sold by Guido Rud’s Buenos Aires-based FimSharks Intl. Set in the horse-riding community in Iceland, and described by Erlingsson as a country romance linking the human streak in horses and the horse-like streak in humans, “Of H...

Morgan Spurlock & Paul Allen Partner to create film series to demistify the economy

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Paul G. Allen’s Vulcan Productions and Morgan Spurlock’s Cinelan today announce a new partnership to produce and distribute a series of 20 short films by award-winning directors to drive awareness and better understanding of the U.S. economy. Catherine Hardwicke (Twilight and Thirteen), Mary Harron (American Psycho and I Shot Andy Warhol), Akiva Goldsman (Winter’s Tale and A Beautiful Mind), Spurlock (Super Size Me and CNN’s Morgan Spurlock: Inside Man), and Jessica Yu (G...

12 finalist projects selected for Open Doors 2014 with a focus on Sub-Saharan Africa

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    DE FR EN IT The Festival del film Locarno’s Co-production Lab Open Doors is dedicated this year to Sub-Saharan Africa and especially to the English and Portuguese speaking countries. 12 projects will be brought to Locarno by their directors and producers to present them to potential partners. With the support of the Swiss Foreign Ministry’s Agency for Development and Cooperati...

London Film School graduation short LEIDI, directed by Simón Mesa Soto, wins Cannes Palme d'Or.

LEIDI, the London Film School graduation film of Simón Mesa Soto, was today awarded the highest honour at the Cannes Film Festival, the Palme d'Or for Best Short Film in Competition. The jury was headed by Abbas Kiarostami, supported by directors Noémie Lvovsky, Daniela Thomas, Mahamat-Sal...

I Spy My Father selected at CoPro 16 – The Israel Documentary Screen Market

Delegates attending on their way from Cannes: 24th May- 31th May, 2014, TLV Celebrating 16 years to CoPro Foundation in Tel Aviv.  60 International leading members of the Documentary World Industry from 15 countries, representatives from the leading broadcasting channels and film foundations, 3 International Producer Delegations from Canada, Germany and France, and hundreds of Israeli documentary filmmakers will meet during the CoPro Market for the sake of collaboration...

CineMater casts Sam Neill alongside emerging stars in the film’s key roles

Melia Kreiling Red Bull Media House’s film production label CineMater announced today that Sam Neill (THE VOW, PEAKY BLINDERS) will star in the mind-bending thriller DxM alongside a young cast of emerging talent that includes: Tom Payne (THE PHYSICIAN); Melia Kreiling (GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY); Antonia Campbell-Hughes (3096); Dominique Tipper (VAMPIRE ACADEMY); Oliver Stark (MY HERO); and Ryan Doyle (world champion free-runner) in his first feature.  DxM is now in pre-production, w...

Second film from Stockholm Film Festival’s fund for female filmmakers now in production

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  Stockholm International Film Festival initiated the Feature Film Award for emerging Swedish female directors in 2011. »Young Sophie Bell« by Amanda Adolfsson is the second film to be funded and will world premiere at the festival in November 2014. Amanda Adolfssons feature film debut »Young Sophie Bell« is a coming of age drama about two young women set to move to Berlin after graduation. When Alice disappears Sophie has to make her first steps as an adult on ...

DOCUAPP Film meets Digital with beActive’s Road to Revolution documentary boosted to App

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beActive Entertainment, the award winning TV, Film and Digital studio, is proud to launch its brand new multiplatform documentary Road to Revolution, along with an App that complements this Arab Spring themed film, the culmination of a long journey through the Middle East and Maghreb that can also be followed on the Internet through Blogs, WebDocs and hundreds of photographs. Besides a theatrically released film directed by Portuguese director Dânia Lucas, Road to Revolution’s full e...

Oscar nominee Djimon Hounsou and rising star Alexis Knapp are attached to star in action adventure ONE

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Oscar® nominated Djimon Hounsou (BLOOD DIAMOND) and rising star Alexis Knapp (PITCH PERFECT) are attached to star in Main Street Films, MK Create and the Kojo Group’s action adventure ONE, written and directed by Murali Thalluri (2.37). The announcement came today by Main Street Films’ Chairman Craig Chang and President Harrison Kordestani, who are executive producing the film.   Main Street Films is co-producing and co-financing the film with Thalluri for MK Create and Ke...

Feature documentary on François Truffaut’s internationally acclaimed 1966 book “Cinema accordin to Hitchcock"

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Cohen Media Group, Artline Films and Arte have partnered to produce HITCHCOCK/TRUFFAUT, a feature documentary based on the recordings that led to François Truffaut’s internationally acclaimed 1966 book “Cinema according to Hitchcock”.   Directed by Kent Jones (A Letter to Elia, Director of the New York Film Festival) and co-written by Jones and Serge Toubiana (Director of Cinemathèque Française), the film will journey through the extensive series of ...

Mark Damon - Foresight Unlimited's Sci-Fi Action - INVERSION got Market attention

Becoming one of the most talked about films at Cannes 2014, Foresight Unlimited invigorates a low key market with the big budget sci-fi action film INVERSION, it was announced today by Mark Damon, Chairman and CEO of Foresight Unlimited which is handling international sales.   What would happen if Earth suddenly lost its gravity? The unique story revolves around the catastrophic results of such a phenomenon and what could be done, if anything, to restore gravity and save Earth and its 6...

Main Street Films enters into a financing and co-production partnership with Hong Kong investment fund Crown Brand Corporation L

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As part of their strategy to develop and forge a long term distribution presence in China, independent film production, acquisitions and distribution company Main Street Films has entered into a financing and co-production partnership with Hong Kong based investment fund Crown Brand Corporation (CBC) Limited, it was announced today by Main Street Films’ Chairman Craig Chang and President Harrison Kordestani.   Under this new pact, Main Street Films will acquire feature films rights ...

Iron Sky franchise raises 280 000€ to fuel up the Moon Nazi comedy sequel

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Finnish company raises over 280 000€ ($360 000) from the world wide community to fuel up the Moon Nazi comedy franchise.   Iron Sky Universe, a company set to develop the alternative history franchise centered around the premise of Nazis who fled to the Dark Side of the Moon at the end of the Second World War, closed the first public crowd investment round, adding over 500 shareholders from 30 different countries to company owners. Original founders, producer Tero Kaukomaa and direct...

Nine projects to receive a total of €2 million in Screen Flanders funding

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Kris Peeters, Minister-President of Flanders, has announced the latest list of projects to receive support through the Screen Flanders Economic Fund. A total of €2 million ($2.74 million) is to be distributed in the Fund's first round of 2014. Nine projects receive support, including work from such established directors as Jaco Van Dormael, Felix van Groeningen and Wim Vandekeybus, as well as the Company Pictures/BBC series Breakdown. Between them, they account for well ove...

Saban Films has acquired North American distribution rights to Tommy Lee Jones’ THE HOMESMAN

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Haim Saban announced today that after launching Saban Films last week the company has acquired North American distribution rights to Academy Award® winner Tommy Lee Jones’ THE HOMESMAN, starring Jones and Academy Award® winner Hilary Swank, with a supporting cast featuring Grace Gummer, Miranda Otto, Sonja Richter, Academy Award® nominee Hailee Steinfeld, James Spader and Academy Award® winner Meryl Streep.   The new venture, which is headed by President Bill Bromile...
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