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Venice is turning up the heat on Telluride – Movies face scheduling headaches

LOS ANGELES, July 26, (RTRS): Forget about dirty Oscar campaigning. This year’s biggest awards season brawl is over which festival gets dibs on the next “La La Land.” When the Venice International Film Festival unveils its roster of titles on Thursday, expect many of the English-language offerings to be scheduled …

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First Kuwaiti Film Festival concludes

Winners in short, long docu film categories announced KUWAIT CITY, March 29: A panel of judges Tuesday announced the winners in the short and long documentary film categories at the concluding activities of the First Kuwait Film Festival held in Dasma Theater under the patronage of the acting State Minister …

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Film Festival bans ‘Tarweeka’ – Concert of Emirati singer cancelled

KUWAIT CITY, March 21: Despite the huge success of the documentary film titled “Tarweeka fi Beirut” (Breakfast in Beirut), which was directed by Kuwaiti director Farah Al-Hashim, at the 31st Alexandria International Film Festival for Mediterranean Countries, at the Lebanese Film Festival in Australia as well as in a film …

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Tribeca Film Fest rolls out red carpet – TFF carves out identity as next-gen new-media festival

NEW YORK, April 14, (Agencies): The 15th annual Tribeca Film Festival kicked off fashionably with the premiere of Andrew Rossi’s “The First Monday in May”, a behind-the-scenes documentary about the mounting of an ambitious fashion exhibit at the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the museum’s annual star-studded Met Gala. The …

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Panama Int’l Film Festival kicks off with zest and ‘Viva’ – NYIFF selects ‘Dance’ as opening film

LOS ANGELES, April 9, (RTRS): A bevy of international producers, directors and actors walked the red carpet in front of Teatro Balboa, in Panama City’s atmospheric historic quarter, for the opening ceremony of the 5th Panama International Film Festival, with Paddy Breathnach’s Cuban-set “Viva” playing as the opening pic. The …

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Refugees to rub shoulders with stars at Berlin fest – Movies to spotlight Europe’s historic influx

BERLIN, Dec 23, (AFP): Refugees will be at the heart of the next Berlin film festival, with hundreds of free tickets for asylum seekers and new movies spotlighting Europe’s historic influx, its director said. Dieter Kosslick told AFP ahead of the 66th edition in February that the Berlinale would try …

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DFI to finance ‘Miss Camel’ – Doha Film Institute announces grant recipients

LOS ANGELES, Dec 21, (RTRS): Haifaa Al Mansour, considered the fi rst female director to come from cloistered Saudi Arabia and known for groundbreaking female empowerment pic “Wadjda,” is developing animation feature “Miss Camel,” with fi – nancing from the Doha Film Insitute. “Miss Camel” turns on “a teenage Saudi …

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Marrakech highlights power of cinema – ‘Fest an act of resistance, a political gesture’

LOS ANGELES, Dec 12, (RTRS): The 15th edition of the Marrakech Film Festival, held three weeks after the attacks in Beirut, Paris and San Bernardino, bore echoes of the fest’s first edition in 2001, that took place in the wake of the 9/11 attacks in New York. “In 2001, well …

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Marrakech honours Bill Murray – Coppola leads talk at jury’s presser

MARRAKECH, Morocco, Dec 6, (AFP): US actor Bill Murray said as he received a lifetime achievement award at the 15th Marrakech Film Festival that he had a “heavy heart” because of the deadly attacks in France and California. The star of “Groundhog Day” and “Lost in Translation” said Friday he …

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Tunisia’s Carthage Film Fest opens – ‘Carol’ cinematographer takes top prize at Camerimage

TUNIS, Nov 22, (Agencies): The 26th Carthage Film Festival in Tunisia, a showcase for Arab and African cinematographers, opened amid heavy security Saturday in a country rocked this year by deadly jihadist attacks. A state of emergency was in force in the North African country until early October, imposed after …

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