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Romania’s Radu Gabrea Preps A Russian Rendevous for MeCEFF 2016Romania’s Radu Gabrea Preps A Russian Rendevous for MeCEFF 2016
Russia’s political image as the “sleeping” bear on Europe’s borders may seem maddeningly oxymoronic following its recent military forays into Ukraine and Crimea. But its images in cinema -- seven decades of them since the death of Stalin -- are being heartily welcomed this fall by one of central Europe’s most inventive vest-pocket festivals, located next door to the Bear’s newly-made Crimean lair.     Romanian director, writer and producer Radu Gabrea has announced that his annual Medias Central European Film... Full story

News And Issues

SHORTSHD™ AND HISPANIC HERITAGE FOUNDATION  ANNOUNCE WINNERS OF SHORT FILM AWARD COMPETITIONSHORTSHD™ AND HISPANIC HERITAGE FOUNDATION ANNOUNCE WINNERS OF SHORT FILM AWARD COMPETITION
Los Angeles September 26, 2016—ShortsHD™, the world’s only Short Movie Channel (www.shorts.tv), has just announced the winners of the Hispanic Heritage Short Film Award Competition. The competition, in partnership with the Hispanic Heritage Foundation (HHF), received over 900 film submissions.... Full story
IRISH SCREEN AMERICA LAUNCHES 2016 PROGRAMIRISH SCREEN AMERICA LAUNCHES 2016 PROGRAM
Irish Screen America, the annual festival that acts as a transatlantic bridge between the thriving Irish film industry and American audiences, has revealed its program for its 2016 event. Presented with the support of Glucksman House Ireland, the bicoastal festival... Full story
Two Films By Arab Filmmakers Earn Four Awards at the Final Cut in Venice WorkshopTwo Films By Arab Filmmakers Earn Four Awards at the Final Cut in Venice Workshop
Cairo, Egypt -- Within the events of the 4th Venice Final Cut Workshop at the 73rd Venice International Film Festival, the two Arab film projects Obscure by Syrian Director Soudade Kaadan and Ghost Hunting by Palestinian director Raed Andoni have won 4 awards that will provide support for... Full story

World Cinema: Views & Stories

South Korea Excited for Film ‘The Handmaiden’ to Compete for Palme d’OrSouth Korea Excited for Film ‘The Handmaiden’ to Compete for Palme d’Or
South Koreans rejoiced following the announcement Thursday that The Handmaiden, a new lesbian thriller by... Full story
Bona Film Completes Privatization Process, Alibaba Pictures Takes 8.94% StakeBona Film Completes Privatization Process, Alibaba Pictures Takes 8.94% Stake
Jack Ma’s Alibaba Pictures has taken an 8.94% stake, or approximately 8.29% on a fully-diluted... Full story
Special Screenings to Honor Leslie Cheung Announced by Shanghai International Film FestivalSpecial Screenings to Honor Leslie Cheung Announced by Shanghai International Film Festival
On the 13th anniversary of Leslie Cheung’s passing, the Shanghai International Film Festival unveils a... Full story

Conversations Without Borders

A Moment of Clarity In VR, James Kaelan InterviewA Moment of Clarity In VR, James Kaelan Interview
“Presence in the experience is the thing that separates VR from cinema.” Choice words from writer, filmmaker, and all around revolutionary for the true independent model... Full story
HOW HE FELL IN LOVE Interview with director Marc MeyersHOW HE FELL IN LOVE Interview with director Marc Meyers
Not all stories have a bad guy. Not every relationship is lucky enough to have a clear antagonist to stand against and in ‘How He... Full story

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Festivals

AUDIENCE AND JURY AWARDS ANNOUNCED FOR  2016 PORTLAND FILM FESTIVALAUDIENCE AND JURY AWARDS ANNOUNCED FOR 2016 PORTLAND FILM FESTIVAL
The 4th Annual Portland Film Festival announced today the feature film and short film recipients of this year's awards in theAudience, Grand Jury, Director's Choice, and Screenplay categories.As in previous years, juries of leading industry experts and esteemed filmmakers determined Jury Awards for Feature Narrative, Feature Documentary, and Short Film categories. "What a... Full story

Notebook

PRO THEATRE: SONDHEIM UNSCRIPTEDPRO THEATRE: SONDHEIM UNSCRIPTED
Unlike countless Improv shows that ask for audience suggestions, take too many and seem to avoid the challenging suggestions, the group asked for two suggestions... Full story

Pallett a well known Iranian band for their modern approach to Iranian traditional music and blending it with western music starts its US tour this... Full story
Kurt Weill at the Cuttlefish HotelKurt Weill at the Cuttlefish Hotel
Paul Sand's production of Kurt Weill at the Cuttlefish Hotel is a thrilling song cycle, an intense evening in the theatre, achieved through simple means.... Full story

Cinema-Tech

RED DIGITAL CINEMA WILL SHOW THE ENTIRE LINE OF DSMC2 CAMERAS AT CINEC 2016RED DIGITAL CINEMA WILL SHOW THE ENTIRE LINE OF DSMC2 CAMERAS AT CINEC 2016
RED Digital Cinema is heading to CINEC from September 17-19 with Teltec (Hall 2, Stand C01). Those attending the show... Full story
HP Bridging The Borders Award, A close look at  new HP Z1 and new ways of using power of HP for MAC usersHP Bridging The Borders Award, A close look at new HP Z1 and new ways of using power of HP for MAC users
We are getting close to the Palm Springs ShortFest, one of the most successful short film festivals in the world.... Full story
Panavision Unveils Next Generation PanaND FiltersPanavision Unveils Next Generation PanaND Filters
WOODLAND HILLS, Calif  – Panavision, the entertainment industry’s leading designer, manufacturer and rental provider of high-precision optics and camera systems,... Full story

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