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TIFF 2012 Hosts Shangri-La Asian Film Summit on September 10; Jackie Chan Guest of Honor

The Toronto International Film Festival announces that the Shangri-La Hotel Toronto Asian Film Summit will take place on September 10 of this year's fest, which runs September 6-16.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • July 4, 2012 1:01 PM
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47th Karlovy Vary International Film Festival - Day Two: Cannes Winner 'Beyond the Hills,' Cronenberg's 'Cosmopolis' & More

Okay, after the debacle of sleeping soundly through the opening night film (and not, as is traditional in film festivals, in one’s seat at the theater*), I’m out the door bright and early. I’m headed to the Grand Hotel Pupp to catch a 10 a.m. screening of Christian Mintu’s Cannes-awarded "Beyond the Hills"...
  • By Meredith Brody
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  • July 4, 2012 8:10 AM
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The 7th Annual Rome Film Festival: Marco Müller's Changes for November

Since he left the Venice International Film Festival, Marco Müller has been navigating the challenging shoals of the relatively young Rome Film Festival, changing the dates for the 7th installment (November 9 – 17, 2012) as well as its location (Auditorium Parco della Musica and other Rome venues). He has now made his plans known...
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • July 3, 2012 11:52 AM
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47th Karlovy Vary International Film Festival - Day One

The taxi comes at 4:15 a.m. and I leave Bologna with many backward glances, having fallen madly in love with both the town and Il Cinema Ritrovato. The nicest man working on the lobby desk is also the only native Bolognese employed there, and he’s been delighted by my obvious happiness here...
  • By Meredith Brody
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  • July 2, 2012 12:02 PM
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Il Cinema Ritrovato, Bologna, XXVI Edizione - Day Five: Passionate Cinephilia with Pasta on the Side, Forever

Walking back from “La Grande Illusion” last night, I run into Haden Guest (of the Harvard Film Archive) and Rani Singh of the Getty Institute, on the way back to their hotel...
  • By Meredith Brody
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  • July 1, 2012 1:55 PM
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Best of the Week: Palm Springs Shortfest, Bologna & Moscow; Classics, Box Office, Reviews & Remembering Nora Ephron

This week on TOH, we covered the Palm Springs International Shortfest, Il Cinema Ritrovata in Bologna and the Moscow Junket, looked at the intrepid box office for Pixar's "Brave," remembered beloved screenwriter, filmmaker and author Nora Ephron, reviewed this weekend's theatrical debuts and more...
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  • June 29, 2012 4:20 PM
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Zachary Quinto to Open Hollyshorts Film Festival with World Premiere of "PERIODS."

Zachary Quinto and his Before the Door Pictures banner (the engine behind "Margin Call") will open the 8th Annual Hollyshorts Film Festival with the world premiere of "PERIODS."
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • June 29, 2012 2:57 PM
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Moscow Junket Diary Two: Unraveling the Russian Film Industry, from Putin and Mikhalkov to Threat of Censorship

Trying to get a handle on the Russian film industry is like unwinding Winston Churchill's "riddle wrapped in a mystery inside an enigma"; you never seem to figure it out. There's much money, and various power players, led by the president himself, Vladimir Putin.
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • June 29, 2012 1:08 PM
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Fantastic Fest to Open with World Premiere of Tim Burton's 'Frankenweenie'

Austin's Fantastic Fest will host the world premiere of Tim Burton's playfully Goth return to stop-motion animation, "Frankenweenie." The film will open the week long festival on September 20, prior to its theatrical release on October 5...
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • June 29, 2012 12:11 PM
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Austin Film Festival Announces Conference and Panelist Lineup, Includes Damon Lindelof, Paul Feig, Terry Rossio

The Austin Film Festival, running October 18-25, announces their first round of conference panels and panelists. An interview with screenwriter Damon Lindelof ("Prometheus"), an incendiary "DC vs. Marvel" panel and a presentation on scene transitions by screenwriter Terry Rossio of the "Pirates of the Caribbean" franchise...
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • June 28, 2012 12:11 PM
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