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U.S. Distributors A–Z First Half 2014 is Now Available!

  • By Sydney Levine
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  • July 15, 2014 11:00 AM
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This shows the current U.S. distributors and what they are buying from whom from January through June 2014.

"From Addis To Cannes" An Interview With Ethiopian Filmmakers

  • By Erin Grover
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  • July 10, 2014 2:48 AM
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"We are 90% the same in the world. The 10% difference is based on where we live. The culture, political issues, or religions can separate us. When we make a film or write a script, whatever the language, we have to say something for everyone... that's why I'm here at Cannes, to share my story and sell my film." - Hermon Hailay, Ethiopia

ISA of the Day: Andreas Rothbauer of Picture Tree Films

  • By Erin Grover
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  • July 3, 2014 2:53 PM
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Andreas Rothbauer shares Picture Tree's success, his experience, and his take on the transition and evolution of functionality in the industry. Picture Tree Films includes titles such as Metal Head and Fack Ju Goehte (Suck Me Shakespeer)

From Cannes to Cambodia with Camels In Between

  • By Erin Grover
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  • June 30, 2014 11:23 AM
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There's something to be said about taking a leap into the abyss. This is what is was for me to leave my home in LA and embark on another worldly adventure. It was a risk, but I had to take it, as I had a strong feeling that I should go to Cannes since last fall.

UNESCO Fellini Award Went to United Nations Association Film Festival (UNAFF) Founder and Festival Director

  • By Sydney Levine
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  • June 17, 2014 9:00 AM
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The International Council for Film, Television and Audiovisual Communication (ICFT) recently presented at the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) headquarters in Paris the UNESCO Fellini Medal to Jasmina Bojic, Founder and Executive Director of the United Nations Association Film Festival (UNAFF).

'Manuscripts Don't Burn' is an Outstandingly Unflinching Cinematic Statement Against a Regime

  • By Carlos Aguilar
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  • June 13, 2014 2:09 PM
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Subtly and keeping his plea cinematic and authentic, Rasoulof’s "Manuscripts" is a clandestine art work that bluntly and fearlessly looks at his censors in the eye making it clear that their insidious and invasive tactics will never be enough to silence his voice.

Academy Award Nominee for Best Foreign Language Film 'The Missing Picture' is Out Now on DVD

  • By Carlos Aguilar
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  • June 10, 2014 6:28 PM
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"The Missing Picture” is now available on DVD from Strand Releasing, and it is definitely a stunning piece of filmmaking incomparable in depth and form to any other film in recent memory.

New Morning Films: How Selling Ice Cream Can Lead to Selling Films

  • By Erin Grover
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  • June 8, 2014 7:53 PM
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New Morning Films is a relatively new sales company started by Germain Labeille that represents exquisite art house films including "Letter to the King" and "Before Snowfall" (both by Hisham Zaman), which both won The Dragon Award for Best Nordic Film at the Goteborg Film Festival in 2013 and 2014.

German Film Winners Cannes 2014

  • By Sydney Levine
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  • June 7, 2014 5:30 PM
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There were several prizes for German co-productions at the Cannes Film Festival (14 - 25 May 2014) this year, including Palm d'Or winner 'Winter Sleep' and Wim Wenders' 'The Salt of the Earth'

LatinoBuzz: Fenix Iberoamerican Cinema Awards Are Announced by Cinema23

  • By Sydney Levine
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  • June 4, 2014 12:47 PM
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Recently during the 67th Edition of the Cannes Film Festival, Cinema23, an association created in 2012 to promote Latin American, Spanish and Portuguese film culture, announced the Fénix Film Awards (Premio Iberoamericano de Cine Fénix). This unique event will take place for the first time in Mexico City in October 2014.

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