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    Cannes Yacht Space for Rent

    This is one way to 'do' Cannes. Looks like a nice party space and well, if you like the water, this is the way to go. People we know who've done it think it is just the best.

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    U.S. Distributors: Zeitgeist's BCNY Breaks Records

    Bill Cunningham New York broke all house records at Film Forum and we’re still playing in 3 theatres in Manhattan. We’ve already opened in 30 cities and it’s doing well everywhere. Our rollout will be in over 200 cities. BCNY appeals to people who love fashion because it’s so much fun to watch...

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    NexT Short Film Festival in Bucharest Romania

    I just returned from the NexT International (Short) Film Festival (April 6th-10, 2011) in Bucharest, Romania, a city largely unknown to tourists. Time to take out the history book as this nation is unique. The Runaway (4,000 Euro prize) and Silent River were 2 of my favorite winners as judged by the illustrious jury Marian Masone (Associate Director of Programming, Special Programs and Director of Festivals for the Film Society of Lincoln Center), Christian Guinot (organizer of the Clermont-Ferrand Short Film Festival), Anne Garber (executive producer of the short film magazine KurzSchluss for ZDF/Arte), Marie Dubas (former short film pro...

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    Canada O Canada!

    Telefilm's Danielle Belanger, Project Leader, Festivals and Markets (left), Carolle Brabant, Executive Director (center; Brigitte Hubmann, Chargee de Projets (right) at Sundance 11Canada has quietly taken its place among the most interesting, important and active cinema producing countries today. A...

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    Cannes Critics Week Announces Titles

    The International Critics' Week (French: La Semaine Internationale de la Critique), founded in 1962 and organized by the French Syndicate of Cinema Critics, is the oldest parallel competitive section of the Cannes Film Festival. It showcases first and second feature films by directors from all over ...

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    Cannes Competition and Un Certain Regard 2011

    Now that the titles for the Festival International de Cannes Competition, Un Certain Regard, Out of Competition, Midnight Screenings and Special Screenings have been announced, we will begin to look at the business side of the titles. Cannes Rights Round Up will soon open on this blog as an acquisitions tracking tool as distributors now begin licensing rights for their territories during the spring and summer months to come. There are four female directors out of the 19 films in Competiton which is a new record of 21%. Brava to Lynn Ramsay ♀ , Naomi Kawase ♀ , Maiwenn L ♀ ., and first time Australian filmmaker Julia Leigh ♀ with her Sleepin...

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    ‘Apocalypse According to Doris’ - Opening night Spirit Quest Film Festival, Friday April 15

    Opening Night of The Spirit Quest Film Festival, an annual celebration of inspirational and thought provoking independent films from around the world will open this year with Apocalypse According to Doris which asks aloud questions about strange events not understood, things not investigated serious...

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    Eye on Films

    Created in January 2011, Eye on Films is a unique, global network of film professionals, which guarantees the circulation of a selection of first feature films in festivals partners in Europe and third countries, and the commercial exploitation of these films by distribution partners in Europe and t...

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    French Cinema in L.A. COLCOA April 11 to 18

    COLCOA (The City of LIghts, The City of Angeles) held a cocktail party at the home of the French consulate to announce the films, educational programs and other events, including an added eight day to show the award winners. L.A.'s annual showcase of new French films showcasing the latest in French film production: comedies and dramas, box office hits in France and novelties, first features (6) and films from confirmed writer-directors, art house movies as well as mainstream films includes many high profile premieres. The event is always highly anticipated and still retains its intimacy as it did when it began 15 years ago. The gathering a...

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    Guadalajara Film Festival (FICG) and Eva Longoria

    Eva Longoria Debuts The Harvest at Guadalajara International Film Festival|Actress Eva Longoria, the "Desperate Housewives" actress, premiered her new documentary The Harvest at the Guadalajara International Film Festival. While in Guadalajara, Mexico she expressed how she hopes for the Unites States and Latin America will approve laws which will protect minors who work in farms. The documentary follows three migrant boys as they work 14-hour days in U.S. fields along the border with Mexico.Longoria says she wants "to be the voice of these children no one listens to."“This is a worldwide problem and I hope we can change the law in the Unite...

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