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  1. Hello Guys…. Just stumbled upon this gem. Great work you have here. The best part this is that it is no fan work, but is oriented towards teaching and activism. I want to learn about films and am going to visit often… Can you please try to have a section for “Recommendation of the week” that gives out the most obscure but fantastic films from around the world?

    I also try to write on films at http://theseventhart.wordpress.com and at Culturazzi that you have linked to.

    A suggestion: Get enrolled to http://largeassmovieblogs.blogspot.com/. It is a congregation of all movie blogs on net and would be helpful for you to attract traffic.

    Keep up the good work…

  2. venicelion said

    That’s an interesting idea that I’ll discuss with my colleagues. We will have some interesting posts doing something similar next month.

  3. Freddie Jones said

    I’m tryinging to obtain a film released in 1986 by the Director Med Hondo namely SARRAOUNIA. Perhaps one of your readers could advise where I can purchase the Dvd.

  4. venicelion said

    I’m not aware of any DVD being produced of this wonderful film — certainly not with English subtitles. There may be a French DVD, but so far I haven’t found it. Any information would be greatly appreciated.

  5. Garvin said

    Hi i would like to buy this film on dvd and a number of others black british dvds does anybody know of a good site thanks.

  6. venicelion said

    Hi Garvin

    I can’t work out which “this film” you mean – probably my fault for not thinking enough about the structure of the site.

    The standard sources for buying UK DVDs are Amazon and Play.com. Since many of the Black British films of the 1980s were funded by either the British Film Institute (look at the ‘filmstore’ part of the website) or Channel 4, you might want to start your search with them. I’ve just looked at Channel 4’s site and although they have material on their productions, they don’t have any purchase details. You could try searching the database at the DVD rental film site, LoveFilm – this will at least tell you if the film exists on DVD (several of them don’t). Other than that I can only suggest a general googling. There are some titles available elsewhere in Europe. Babylon for instance has only recently been released in the UK, even though it was available from Italy some time ago. Good luck!

  7. Thanks for quoting the Observatory : Our latest figures here:
    http://www.obs.coe.int/about/oea/pr/berlinale2009.html

  8. Pete Latarche said

    Sur ce que tu a dites sur le question du signification de Jeanne Moreau au nouvelle vague

    Chapeau!!

  9. James Mark said

    could you please send me Miss Yvone Cherry of Tanzania email adddress or her manager’s details. Thank you

  10. Simon Johnson said

    Hi Roy
    Good to meet you at the MEA AGM last Sat. Still interested in Shifty – if you have any relevant links would be gratefully received. Many thanks
    Simon

  11. Sarah said

    Hello!

    I wanted to write and tell you about a new website for artists, musicians, fashion designers, and filmmakers: http://www.PutItOn.com. I’ve been using the site as an artist and have my work there, and am trying to support it because I believe in it. Basically, the site allows artists from all over the world to connect, display their portfolios, and sell their work (with NO commission taken!). The site gives artists a FREE gigabyte of space to showcase their portfolios, allows you to stream audio and video works, lets you create live personal broadcasts, and translates any writing into ten different languages. If you could take the time to visit the site, and if you like it too, let your readers know about it, and even sign up yourself or link to it on your site it would be greatly appreciated! We are trying to make a go of helping out artists everywhere and are trying to get the word out, so please help us out if you like the site after checking it out! Thank you!

    All the best,
    Sarah at PutItOn.com

  12. To Whom It May Concern:

    My name is Abigail Huston and I am writing to tell you about the film Hold Me Tight, Let
    Me Go
    by Kim Longinotto. Hold Me Tight, Let Me Go will air nationally on
    P.O.V. July 28th at 10 PM (please check your local listings).

    PBS?s P.O.V. series is the longest-running showcase on television to
    feature the work of America’s best contemporary-issue independent
    filmmakers. P.O.V. is also a resource for national, regional and local
    organizations, PBS stations, and teachers via our film lending library
    and free materials include free facilitators’ guides, discussion
    guides, lesson plans and multimedia resource lists produced in
    conjunction with PBS Teachers, educational professionals, librarians,
    issue-area experts, and advisory boards.

    Here is a synopsis of the film:
    Hold Me Tight, Let Me Go
    by Kim Longinotto
    Variety describes it as a film “mixing ferocity with tenderness,
    delicacy with tenacity” ? exactly like the unusual school it explores.
    In Hold Me Tight, Let Me Go, one of Britain’s leading documentary
    filmmakers takes a verité look at Oxford’s Mulberry Bush School for
    emotionally disturbed children. Mulberry’s heroically forbearing staff
    greets extreme, sometimes violent behavior with only consolation and
    gentle restraint. Kim Longinotto’s unblinking camera captures an
    arduous process and a nearly unhinged environment, but it also records
    the daily dramas of troubled kids trying to survive and the moments of
    hope they achieve with Mulberry’s clear-eyed staff.

    You can watch the trailer here: http://www.pbs.org/pov/holdmetight/.
    Additionally, the film will be streaming online from July 28-
    September 28.

    We hope you will help us spread word about the national broadcast of
    the film. There are several ways you can do this:

    Host a sneak preview screening and discussion of this year’s film.
    Apply online:
    http://www.amdoc.org/outreach/events/register.php
    P.O.V. compiles free discussion guides, lesson plans, as well as other
    companion material that will be made available online.

    Include information on your website. Post an ad and/or blurb on your
    organization’s website or blog, announcing the broadcast of the film.
    You can download the banner ad from our online Pressroom or embed the
    film’s trailer: http://www.amdoc.org/pressroom_pov2009.php)

    Please do not hesitate to get in touch with me if you have any questions.

    If you are interested in participating in one or several of the above
    activities, please contact Jessica Lee in the Community Engagement and
    Outreach Department at P.O.V., (212) 989-8121 x315, or by email at
    jlee@pov.org.

    Best,

    Abigail Huston
    Community Engagement and Outreach
    American Documentary | P.O.V.

    You can also find us on these social networks and websites.
    http://www.pbs.org/pov/take_action/interact.php

  13. Given the growing influence of the International Baccalaureate and IB Film, you may be interested in the wiki constructed by my colleague and I, which contains both sections on Media Studies and Film Studies.

  14. Hopefully you won’t consider this spam, but we run preview screenings of movies in the UK (yes some hollywood but also a lot of independent movies) and we’ve just launched our new website.

    Anybody can sign sign up to receive invitations to film previews. However, anybody writing about film, should sign up via this quick link http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/9XHLR3C to get access to previews and early updates on film information and materials.

    Kind regards, Emma

  15. Iain A said

    Hey guys, just wanted to say that I have included your site in my recent release about how wordpress is changing the online publishing industry. Cheers!

    http://www.filmindustrynetwork.biz/how-wordpress-is-changing-the-online-publishing-industry/

  16. Brichon Sandrine said

    Hello,
    My name is Sandrine Brichon and I am the new head of the communications departmen for the ASIEXPO association, in Lyon. (FRANCE)
    In order to improve communication and dialogue between our association and the medias, I wish to update the adress book we have now.

    I am therefore contacting you to check the information we have concerning your company.
    If some informations are inaccurate or missing, would it be possible for you to send us the new ones by answering this email?

    Name : The Case for gloal film
    Address : missing information
    ZIP code : missing informatio
    City : missing information
    Phone number : missing information
    Fax number : missing information
    Email :missing information

    I thank you very much in advance for taking the time to help me,
    Sincerely,
    Sandrine Brichon

  17. Garlspalo said

    Hello guys!

    New here and just want to welcome you.

    ____________________________________
    Music Blog

  18. Wez Merchant said

    Hello

    I work on a number of independent film and dvd releases in the UK. I wondered who I would be best contacting to discuss projects coming up in the next few weeks?

    Thanks

    Wez

  19. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    Agoura Hills, California

    “MUSHROOM CLOUDS AND MUSHROOM MEN — THE FANTASTIC CINEMA OF ISHIRO HONDA” by Peter H. Brothers.

    For the first time in America, a book has been published on Japan’s foremost director of Fantasy Films: MUSHROOM CLOUDS AND MUSHROOM MEN – The Fantastic Cinema of Ishiro Honda.

    Known primarily for directing such classic Japanese monster movies as Rodan, Mothra, Attack of the Mushroom People and the original Godzilla, Honda has been a much-overlooked figure in mainstream international cinema.

    MUSHROOM CLOUDS AND MUSHROOM MEN is the first book to cover in English print Honda’s life as well comprehensively evaluates all 25 of his fantasy films. It is also gives objective and critical analysis of Honda’s filmmaking methods, themes and relationships with actors and technicians.

    Making use of extensive interviews from Honda’s colleagues, as well as a wealth of original source material never before gathered into one volume (including previously-unpublished essays), MUSHROOM CLOUDS AND MUSHROOM MEN is an affectionate tribute to the most-prolific and influential director in the history of fantasy films.

    MUSHROOM CLOUDS AND MUSHROOM MEN (ISBN No.: 978-1-4490-2771-1) is available at: http://www.authorhouse.com/Bookstore/ItemDetail.aspx?bookid=65692, online and as an “E-Book.”

    Thank you for your kind attention!

  20. bugjun said

    Hello. How are you?
    I’m Jun Bae Foreign Press Coordinator and Publicist for Pusan International Film Festival(PIFF).
    We’d like to invite you to 2010 Pusan International Film Festival!
    Pusan International Film Festival, held annually in Haeundae-gu, Busan, South Korea, is one of the most significant film festivals in Asia. Started in 1996, for past 15 years the festival has become an enchanting window to the magnificent world of Asian cinema. From October 7th to 15th, 2010 The 15th Pusan International Film Festival will be held. It is not just a film festival where many movies are introduced to the audience, but it is the film festival where Asian countries and others tie their cultural, artistic, and filmic relations; people from all over the world enjoy festivity through films; promising prospective directors come together to show their talents; and many producers and buyers find jewels to invest and sponsor. (Please refer to our official website: http://www.piff.org) Our various programs within the festival such as Asian Film Market and Pusan promotion Plan build up the popularity and nobility of the festival.
    We’d like to have your attention to our festival.
    [Please do come to Pusan, South Korea if you can or please visit our website and watch what is going on in the cinema paradiso of PIFF]
    You will be able to see prominent status of Asian cinema and celebration of cinephiles from all over the world with your own eyes at the 15th Pusan International Film Festival.
    We would really appreciate your visit to Pusan International Film Festival. We can guarantee that you will have fun, amazing experience with great films, meet many various cine-people and possibility of publicizing your experience through your articles.
    Thank you for your time.
    Hope to see you in Pusan!
    If you have any questions or concerns please contact me, Jun Bae foreignpress@piff.org
    Sincerely,
    Jun Bae

    [PLEASE reply by email :) ]

  21. pocar said

    hey there, add one your menu, the amazing argentinean cinema, it have got 2 Oscar, and several Cannes prize…

    • venicelion said

      There will be a review of the new Argentinian film released yesterday in the UK some time in the next couple of weeks.

  22. Martin said

    Nice site – there’s always some great reviews here and I use it as a resource. I’ll be adding a link to you from my links page at newkoreancinema.com

    Martin

    • venicelion said

      Thanks Martin

      Your site looks interesting – wish I could have been at the Korean Film Festival in London.

  23. Hi Keith, Nick , Rona & Roy

    I’m Oliver from Priceminister

    I’m looking for film enthusiasts to participate in the 2010 Movie Blogger Survey.

    It would be fantastic to get a maximum number of people to take the survey.
    So if you help us promote it on your blog we will send you a free DVD that you can choose from our great selection.

    The survey is fun and instructive; with questions like:

    Who is the weirdest film director of all time?
    a) David Lynch
    b) Luis Buñuel
    c) David Cronenberg
    d) …

    and takes less than 5 minutes to complete.

    I’m also offering a brand new Samsung BD-C5500 Blu-Ray player to the blogger with the highest follower participation!

    This could be a great opportunity for you to create content on your blog, engage in conversation with your followers and get a great free DVD on the way?

    To take the survey and find out how to claim your DVD, visit our site: http://www.wix.com/olivermoss/the-movie-blogger-survey

    Thank you for your time.

    Don’t hesitate to contact me if you have any questions.

    Best Regards,
    Oliver Moss
    http://www.priceminister.co.uk

    • venicelion said

      Sorry, Oliver. I tried your survey but I don’t think it is suitable to recommend on our blog. I couldn’t answer several of the questions properly because of the limited range of options and I’m afraid some of the questions seemed just plain silly.

  24. Hi

    As you are probably aware, with the re-launch of our website, we now have a Recommended section (http://www.subtitledonline.com/recommended-type/websites) to allow us to let readers know about websites we rate.

    If you would like to be included in this section, please let me know asap and I’ll send over more information. All we ask in return is that you include a link to our site (a logo inclusion would be great) on your own website if you have a section available.

    In addition (or if you don’t have a links page), if you can give our recent relaunch a plug somewhere (via social networking sites facebook or twitter, or in any newsletters you may produce) that would be really appreciated – we can, of course, do likewise on ours…

    Cheers

    • Norm Scott said

      Look over my website at http://www.thenedscottarchive.com. This site is devoted to researching and compiling the work of Ned Scott, a Hollywood stillman in the ’30’s and ’40’s. The site is image driven and free of promotional material. Let me know what you think.

      As an aside, I arrived at your site by googling “REDES”, a film which Ned Scott photographed in 1934 with Paul Strand and Fred Zinnemann. On your site are posted photographs which are exclusive to Ned Scott’s work, but are not so attributed. I would love to insert an attribution to those photos in some way just so that Ned Scott gets credit.

      Best regards,

      Norm Scott

      • Hi Norm

        Nice site you have.

        I’ve credited the photos as you requested. Always happy to give credit where it’s due.

        Cheers

        Roy

  25. Droo said

    Hi there,

    I hope you’re well

    I noticed that you have posted about one of our films SO HARD TO FORGET which is great! We’d love to inform you more about our releases as we tend to release art house, world cinema and LGBT titles outside of the Hollywood mainstream for UK distribution across theatrical, DVD and VoD formats.

    Please get in touch with me and we can think about ways to work together going forward

    Look forward to hearing from you

    All the best
    Droo

  26. Martin said

    I am trying to locate Tamil films on DVD – e.g. the original Tamil version of Ratnam’s Roja, but have had no luck. Anything from Madras Talkies seems especially difficult and they no longer have a www site. Have you any suggestions please? Amazon, LoveFilm etc haven’t been able to help so I’m wondering whether there is a lack of distribution to the UK?

    Secondly, I’m glad I have found your site – I am a big enthusiast (fan seems the wrong description) of modern and parallel Indian cinema and the cinematographic styles used and I have amassed a large collection (50+) of films… I might be interested in writing some reviews at some point and it would help justifying having so many!

    • Roy Stafford said

      The UK distributor of Tamil titles is Ayngaran (now part of Eros) but they may not have had access to Roja as the Hindi dub tended to dominate international sales I think and Tamil DVDs didn’t really get going until the late 1990s. The UK shop for Ayngaran is here, but I couldn’t find Roja, only the more recent Mani Ratnam film (although the 1994 title Thiruda, Thiruda seems to be there). Googling ‘Roja’ seems to suggest that it is only available on YouTube or illegal downloads unless anyone knows differently. Good luck!

      It would be good to see more UK reviews of these films.

      • Martin said

        Thank you very much – I wondered whether the Hindi dubbed version was effectively the international release.

        I might devote part of my private www site to reviews, partly as an exercise in critical writing. I’ve just watched Nanditas Das’ Firaaq and found it very good and the odd debutante director moments don’t detract.

  27. Anjna Raheja said

    Hi

    I am working on the publicity for a film by Lebanese director Nadine Labaki called ‘Where do we go now?’ – and wondered if you’d be interested in attending a screening. Would like to send info and connect. Please email me on anjna@mediamoguls.com

    Thanks
    Anjna

  28. Dear all,

    I have been running my own film blog at http://culturalzeitgeist.blogspot.com alongside my PhD studies. I have now launched a sister site at http://culturalzeitgeist.wordpress.com and am looking for contributions to the site. Would be extremely grateful if you could link up with me on your blogroll for the new site!

    Best,

    Jamie

  29. Great site — I’ve enjoyed your posts and have learned from them. I’ve begun a project to watch and comment on 100 foreign films in 100 days (“foreign” being, for me, anything in a language other than English). The site is feedmesubtitles.com, and I just posted on the 30th film.

    Please let me know if you’d be interested in making a guest post or having some sort of exchange. For instance, we could arrange to make parallel posts about the same film or subject.

    Thanks again for the great site.

    — Chris

  30. Heya,

    We are currently running a short film competition involving Oscar-winning writer Geoffrey Fletcher and thought that, as a website dedicated to movies and especially foreign/independent film, you and your readers may be interested in entering. We’d be delighted if you could pass this along if you do think that your readers would be interested.

    To enter, all entrants have to do is read Geoffrey’s short film script (attached and on the website), explain briefly how they see the script brought to life as a film and write some additional lines of dialogue, then submit them on our website by the 18th August 2013 11.59 (GMT). (See the website for full details at: http://www.imaginationseries.com/en-GB/year2-competition )

    Entrants are welcome to enter in their own language as all non-English scripts are professionally translated for the judges.

    The most imaginative entries are selected by a prestigious panel, including Oscar-winning actor Adrien Brody and Tribeca Film Festival representatives. The five winning scripts will be produced and shown during Tribeca Film Festival with winning entrants flown out to New York with a friend to attend the screening.

    All the best,
    Matthew

    • Hello Matthew

      This looks like an interesting competition and I’m happy to publish your message. I don’t want to actively promote the website because we don’t support commercial campaigns – i.e. in which commercial sponsors appear prominently.

  31. Dear all. Discovered your wonderful blog site a few months ago and was meaning to send you an email. I am also a film studies teacher and also editor of an online film journal I wanted to bring to your attention because we share a bias toward International and non-mainstream cinemas. The journal is Offscreen the longest running monthly online film journal (since 1997). Unlike most online film magazines and journals that offer the brief review format, Offscreen features extensive interviews, in-depth festival coverages, and lengthy, well-researched essays. There are literally hundreds of essays in the archive. I hope you have some time to peruse it. I’ve added a link to your page. It would be nice if you could do the same (I think we share a readership with common interests). Thanks.

    • Thanks Donato. I’ve now placed a link to Offscreen in the Film Journals listing on the right sidebar. It certainly looks like an interesting source of academic essays and commentary. I’m always happy to link to Canadian film culture resources and one day I hope to visit Montreal’s world cinema festival.

      • Thanks for the quick and positive response Roy. Much appreciated. Hopefully you’ll have some time down the road to read Offscreen (in a short while we will be launching a much nicer re-design too).

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