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Venice Film Festival 2014 Picks by Richard Lormand

  • By Sydney Levine
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  • August 26, 2014 2:30 PM
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Once again the publicist/ producer Richard Lormand has made his picks for the Venice Film Festival. His choices invariably are top-notch and his notes on the films show a deep love for his work.

German Films in Venice and Toronto

  • By Sydney Levine
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  • August 25, 2014 2:30 PM
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There will again be a wide range of German films in the program when the Venice International Film Festival opens its doors for the 71st time on 27 August 2014 as the world's oldest existing film festival. German cinema is also prominently represented at the most important North American festival in Toronto (4 – 14 September 2014) with a total of 31 German films and co-productions selected for the program

Ciné Sud Promotion: Two Films in Toronto, One in Venice, One in Locarno

  • By Sydney Levine
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  • August 8, 2014 5:31 PM
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Ciné-Sud has two films selected for Toronto: the Iranian feature “ Red Rose” (handled internationally by UDI – Urban Distribution International) and the Vietnam-France-Norway-Germany co-production “ Flapping in the Middle of Nowhere” by Nguyen Hoang Diep which will premiere September 1st, 2nd and 3rd in Venice/ Critics Week before moving to Toronto AND with no international sales agent to date.

'Birdman' by Alejandro G. Iñárritu to Opens the 71st Venice Film Festival

  • By Sydney Levine
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  • July 15, 2014 10:40 AM
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"Birdman" (or The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance ), directed by Alejandro G. Iñárritu ("Amores perros," "21 Grams," "Babel,"Biutiful") with Michael Keaton, will open the 71st Venice Film Festival (August 27– September 6, 2014).

Venezia 70 Future Reloaded Shorts

  • By Carlos Aguilar
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  • October 7, 2013 11:30 AM
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Recently the Venice Film Festival paved its YouTube channel with 70 short films from some of the most influential filmmakers in the world to celebrate the festival's 70th universality.

Film Review: Terraferma

  • By Carlos Aguilar
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  • August 9, 2013 5:30 PM
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I want to introduce Carlos Aguilar, a young writer and filmmaker who came to my notice through his list of the Top 10 Best Mexican Films published on Filmophilia, a blog by young film writers.

Unifrance Has A New Director

  • By Fabien Lemercier
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  • June 6, 2013 1:30 PM
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We in U.S. All know Unifrancc because French films are the most popular non-English language in the U.S. In the bad old days, everyone had to ask N.Y. Unifrance's Catherine Verret for a pass (free) for the festival but only those who had actually acquired a French film that year were granted a pass. John Kochman took over and the rules changed so buyers could apply to the market for all film entries. John was recently put on part-time because of cut backs.

Richard Lormand, Publicist's Best Films

  • By Sydney Levine
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  • February 9, 2013 12:30 PM
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Richard Lormand's films are always a key to the best films at the festivals of Berlin, Venice and Cannes. If he reps them, you want to see them.

Inaugural Online Film Festival "The Shortlist"

  • By Sydney Levine
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  • August 26, 2012 10:30 AM
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The 12 finalists for the first annual “ShortList” Online Film festival, August 20 - September 4, 2012 include shorts prize winners from the Sundance Film Festival, SXSW, Venice Film Festival and the LA Film Festival, and come from the United States, Kenya, Italy, Brazil and elsewhere. The shorts will screen exclusively for an online voting audience on http://shortlistfilmfestival.com through Sept. 4.

Festival Scope Partners with Hong Kong FF and Co-Pro Market HAF

  • By Sydney Levine
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  • April 10, 2012 10:30 AM
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The partnership highlights the HAF selected talent: a selection of the previous films of the filmmakers who have a project at HAF are now available for screening on Festival Scope. This will help potential co-producers and sales agents to follow-up their meetings in Hong Kong.

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