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Fiji Film Fest to Showcase New Trends in Cinema

Members of the public will get an opportunity to watch new and exciting films from Fiji, USA, China, India and Iran at the 2015 Fiji Film Festival. The 6th Film Festival was opened by His Excellency the President Ratu Epeli Nailatikau last night at the Damodar Event Cinemas in Raiwai, Suva. Ratu Epeli highlighted the important role film festivals played in bringing together a wide range of films for the benefit of people who enjoy a good round of entertainment through cinematic art. He … [Read more...]

Kissing in Kerala

Apparently the policing of morals continues throughout the world.  Tired of being beat up for questionable moral behavior in Kerala India from two previously staged protests in Kochi and Kozhikode, the people of Kerala came upon an intriguing idea.  By organizing their peaceful kissing in public protests on the streets during the Kerala Film Fest they were able to minimizing the beatings. Kerala draws in international tourists from all over the world for it's competitions and film screenings. … [Read more...]

Neuro Film Festival Unveils 2013 Contest Winners

PR Newswire SAN DIEGO, March 22, 2013 SAN DIEGO, March 22, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Brain Foundation is pleased to announce the winning entries for its 2013 Neuro Film Festival®, a contest to raise awareness through video about the need to support research into the prevention, treatment and cure of brain diseases such as Alzheimer's disease, stroke, autism, Parkinson's disease and multiple sclerosis. GRAND PRIZE ($1,000 and a trip to San Diego) Awarded by a select … [Read more...]

Seattle Intl. Film Fest Reveals First African Pictures Program

Tonight, SIFF will unveil the first round of films that will screen at the 2013 Seattle International Film Festival. The announcement will take place before a nationwide screening of Nairobi Half Life; Seattle International Film Festival programmers will reveal film selections and present trailers from SIFF's new African Pictures program. In 2012, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences awarded SIFF a multiyear grant for its African Pictures program, which aims to celebrate the … [Read more...]

NewFilmmakers LA Film Festival Announces March 23rd 2013 Program

The NewFilmmakers LA Film Festival presents an evening of documentary films, short films, and a feature at the Sunset Gower Studios movie lot in Hollywood on March 23rd, 2013. Each program includes a red carpet reception and filmmaker Q&As. Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) March 19, 2013 The spirit of independent cinema is soaring with the NewFilmmakers LA Film Festival March 23rd 2013 program. The event brings Groundlings alumni, award-winning filmmakers, Oscar nominated actors, first time … [Read more...]

Sarasota Film Festival Goes Mobile with SAMY

SARASOTA, Fla., March 19, 2013 Sarasota Merchants Can Immediately Set up A Mobile Storefront To Connect With Festival Attendees And Local Shoppers SARASOTA, Fla., March 19, 2013 /CNW/ - The Sarasota Film Festival & MobileBits (OTCBB: MBIT) announce that SAMY, the fast growing 'mobile mall', is the official mobile marketing solution and application for the 2013 Sarasota Film Festival. This year, festival attendees will be able purchase tickets, view festival information and receive special … [Read more...]

Sundance London Film and Panel Program Announced

Sundance Institute and The O2 announced today the programme of panels, feature films and short films for the second Sundance London film and music festival, 25-28 April at The O2. Passes and ticket packages are available at, and individual tickets will be on sale from 9:00 a.m. GMT Friday 15 March. Sundance Institute, which annually presents the Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah, U.S.A., selected the film and panel programming. The 2013 programme continues its … [Read more...]

Carnegie Mellon’s Intl Film Fest Opens With Oscar Winner’s Latest Work

Carnegie Mellon’s International Film Festival Opens With Oscar Winner Michel Gondry’s Latest Work “Faces of Media” Brings 16 Award-Winning Films To Pittsburgh, March 21 – April 13 Contact: Shilo Rea / 412-268-6094 / PITTSBURGH - The 2013 Carnegie Mellon University International Film Festival, which opens with Oscar winner Michel Gondry’s latest film, “The We and the I,” will bring 16 award-winning independent films from 14 countries to various locations throughout … [Read more...]