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The 12th Annual Indian Film Festival of Los Angeles: April 8-13, 2014

  • By Carlos Aguilar
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  • April 8, 2014 6:30 PM
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The Indian Film Festival of Los Angeles (IFFLA) proudly announced its 2014 lineup of narrative and documentary features and short films for this year’s festival. The impressive program reflects the rich diversity of Indian cinema, as well as the future of Indian filmmaking, with cutting-edge filmmakers and emerging voices bringing their acclaimed films to Los Angeles.

Paris Co-production Village June 12-13th / Looking for US Projects at Script Stage

  • By Sydney Levine
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  • April 8, 2014 11:30 AM
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Les Arcs European Film Festival, with Champs-Elysées Film Festival, will launch the Paris Co-production Village taking place June 12-13, 2014. This new initiative is a development and financing platform for feature projects selected worldwide by both French film festivals. The event aims to encourage European professionals to get involved in international co-productions.

Cannes is Coming? Prepare With These Reports From SydneysBuzz

  • By Peter Belsito
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  • April 6, 2014 4:01 PM
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Know what U.S. Distributors are acquiring, what projects are in play and what companies are in the mix. This report is meant to be useful for producers looking for U.S. distribution.

The Platinum Awards: The First Major International Iberoamerican Cinema Awards

  • By Sydney Levine
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  • April 5, 2014 11:07 PM
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The first ever Platinum Awards for International Iberoamerican Cinema Awards was a gala presentation in Panama City, Panama April 5th, sponsored by EGEDA and FIPCA (The Producers Association). Winners for best Iberoamerican talent in the most important global event promoting and supporting the Iberoamerican film industry with international films produced by 22 Spanish speaking countries in the Americas as well as Brazil, Portugal and Spain were announced.

Review: Nymphomaniac Vol. 2 - A Study on the Pleasure of Pain

  • By Carlos Aguilar
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  • April 4, 2014 6:00 PM
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For the second half of his intense exploration on pathological sexuality, Lars von Trier ventures into these violent practices.His familiar tendency for blasphemous content is also more pronounced in this latter installment. Nevertheless, it all still points towards his goal of denouncing hypocrisy and presenting woman as sexual beings and not only vehicles for male satisfaction.

Review: Under the Skin - Avant-Garde Intergalactic Maneater

  • By Carlos Aguilar
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  • April 4, 2014 4:00 PM
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"What matters is what’s on the inside" A catch phrase that aims to lessen the role that physical appearance plays in human interactions. Predisposed to be bane, humans based their first impressions of what another on what’s tangible and visible – the surface. But for a predator vanity is irrelevant, there is a purpose for the consumption of the victim and it bears no emotional connection. The more the hunter resembles its pray the easier it will be to executive its mission. Under such premise is that Scarlett Johansson's character thrives in visionary director Jonathan Glazer’s Under the Skin.

LatinoBuzz: The Anatomy of a Dope Short Film

  • By Juan Caceres
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  • April 4, 2014 8:30 AM
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Let’s face facts, the days of the short film being your calling card are pretty much gone (along with the bank account you pillaged). The digital revolution did democratize filmmaking and it meant any Tom, Dick and Harry could pick up a camera and shoot a film. And they did, saturating the festival circuit and bringing about countless of needless short festivals in every neighborhood (this being especially true in NYC). In curating thousands of short films over the years, I’ve lost years of my life to the art. So, you can imagine the joy one gets when you come across those “bangers”. A film that never leaves you.

LatinoBuzz: PBS Documentary Series POV touring Cuba April 5-14

  • By Sydney Levine
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  • April 3, 2014 11:00 AM
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For the third year in a row, a U.S. documentary program will tour Cuba. Closing Distances/Cerrando Distancias 3, which takes place April 5-14 2014 will brig Simon Kilmurry, Executive Producer of PBS’s award-­‐winning POV (Point of View) television series, to Cuba.

LatinoBuzz: Cesar Chavez Film Social Action Campaign Supports the Equitable Food Initiative

  • By Sydney Levine
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  • April 3, 2014 8:00 AM
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Now in theaters the film "Cesar Chavez", starring Michael Pena and directed by Diego Luna, has sparked an alliance between The Equitable Food Initiative (EFI) and Participant Media on a campaign called “Follow Your Food,” aimed at keeping food safe, and families healthy starting in the fields where the food is grown.

Review: Captain America: The Winter Soldier- Lonely Heroes Need Friends Too

  • By Carlos Aguilar
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  • April 2, 2014 4:00 PM
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By definition a hero is a doer of good deeds, and evidently comic book saviors take that premise to extremely grand and spectacular heights. Nonetheless, no matter how otherworldly each of them is, most carry a hint of a negative human quality that perhaps makes them relatable to a certain extent.

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