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Oscar winners 2016: The full list of Academy Award winners
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Eko International Film Festival Launch a Film Institute.
Applications are now open for Berlinale Talents 2018. Please spread the word and apply by September 4, 2017.
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The  Winners  of International Film Festival Rotterdam 2016!
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IJALOKO an ex-convict and a ghetto monster, abducts five kids from his neighborhood, JOHNNIE, SMALL, KONKOLO, FRYO and BOBO, he brainwash…
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IJALOKO an ex-convict and a ghetto monster, abducts five kids from his neighborhood, JOHNNIE, SMALL, KONKOLO, FRYO and BOBO, he brainwash them and endangered their lives all in view of giving them a good life

The Film ‘AMINA’ another block buster from Nollywood Nigeria by Okey Ogunjiofor

 

AMINA

SYNOPSIS
She lived in the age of man in a man’s world. In an ancient world of brutal conflicts, ferocious animal passions, suppressive timeless customs, and reckless, heroic exploits, she must resolutely carve out a part for her life in the face of scandalized tradition and antagonistic male dominance. To grasp her destiny, she must prove herself not just as able, but infinitely more capable than any man alive. Horse-sweat soaked battlegrounds, Majestic medieval palaces of mud and stone.

Dusty hovels of the desperately poor, the spectacular grandeur of imperial Dubars, And the tense intrigues of age-old royal courts: Sub-Saharan Africa explodes into life, power, and sound in ”AMINA”, the thrilling epic movie about the most charismatic warrior, sovereign and queen in the history of Africa. Fathered by the legendary warrior, expansionist, and empire builder, Barkwa Turunku, Aminatu, alluring princess and first daughter to the renowned Barkwa nurses a burning ambition never before imagined: To sit as queen over a Zazzau empire that stretches from Kano to River Niger, from Idah to Jukunland. In an age of female subjugation and an oppressive, sponsored traditional system, no sane woman would dare conceive such dreams; and only the most foolishly reckless would move on to attempt actualization.

AMINAFrom warrior- princess to supreme military commander; from sorrowful lover to crafty politician; Amina must suppress natural filial emotions in order to accomplish the impossible, attain the unattainable and ultimately convince the skeptical empire of her ability to make true Zazzau’s long cherished dreams of dominance over all of the Sub-Sahara. Pitted without, against panicked kings and Sarkis of neighboring vassal states, and within; Zazzau’s ambitious war generals, princes, politicians, and the sinister all powerful Madawaki or minister of war whose hunger for the throne of Zazzau is equaled only by his lust for its lovely occupant; Amina must play statesman and military strategist, patriot and queen, ruthless executioner and gentle mother to Zazzau’s oppressed millions to achieve her goal of creating a better Zazzau, a more humane, civilized Zazzau standing on the foundations of modern-day governmental structures. The movie ”AMINA” expertly chronicles the legendary many lives of this exceptional woman; the pain and the agony caused by the betrayal of cherished lovers; the ferocious savagery in the face of all battles and enemies; the cunning manipulation at will of the nobles and sovereigns of kingdoms; and the tender concern over the down trodden Talakawas or common people. A fascinating tale, a gripping narrative, guaranteed to stir in every man and woman a longing to arise, spear in hand in the interest of justice to face the deadly foe – as the savage drums of war throb on. . .

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LOGLINE: 500 years ago, a young lady nurses a never-before-seen ambition of sitting as a Sovereign Queen over a Zazzau empire that stretches over the seven kingdoms of Northern Nigeria: in an age of female subjugation and oppressive male sponsored timeless traditional system, no sane woman would dare conceive such dreams; and only the most foolishly reckless would move on to attempt its actualization.

TAGLINE: A Girl. Warrior. Legend.

DAVID RUBIN RETURNS TO PRODUCE ACADEMY’S 2017 GOVERNORS AWARDS

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LOS ANGELES, CA – Casting director and producer David Rubin will return to produce the 9th Annual Governors Awards for the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, Academy President John Bailey announced today.

Honorary Awards will be presented to writer-director Charles Burnett, cinematographer Owen Roizman, actor Donald Sutherland and director Agnès Varda on Saturday, November 11, at the Ray Dolby Ballroom at Hollywood & Highland Center®.

“David’s continuing and passionate commitment to the Governors Awards assure us that the evening will be a memorable tribute to this year’s four distinguished filmmakers,” said Bailey.

“I’m thrilled to once again be entrusted with producing this extraordinary event, which manages to be both a stirring awards ceremony and one of the year’s most buoyant celebrations,” said Rubin.

With more than 100 film and television credits, Rubin has cast such features as “Trumbo,” “Wild,” “Lars and the Real Girl,” “Hairspray,” “The Talented Mr. Ripley,” “Men in Black,” “Romeo + Juliet,” “The English Patient,” “Get Shorty,” “Fried Green Tomatoes” and “Four Weddings and a Funeral.” He has received six Emmy® nominations, most recently for 2017’s “Big Little Lies,” and won an Emmy for the HBO movie “Game Change.” In addition, Rubin spent six years developing and producing films with Sydney Pollack and Anthony Minghella at Mirage Enterprises. He serves on the Academy’s Board of Governors, representing the Casting Directors Branch.

The Honorary Award, an Oscar® statuette, is given “to honor extraordinary distinction in lifetime achievement, exceptional contributions to the state of motion picture arts and sciences, or for outstanding service to the Academy.”

SUBMISSION DEADLINES FOR 2017 OSCARS APPROACHING

oaaSubmissions for individual categories and the General Entry/Official Screen Credits (OSC) form are due by 5 p.m. PT on the following dates:

Documentary Short Subject – Friday, September 1

Documentary Feature – Wednesday, September 20

Animated Short Film – Monday, October 2

Live Action Short Film – Monday, October 2

Foreign Language Film – Monday, October 2

Animated Feature Film – Wednesday, November 1

Original Score – Friday, December 1

Original Song – Friday, December 1

General Entry/OSC Form – Friday, December 1

The submission process may be initiated online at submissions.oscars.org. For the entire list of key dates and complete rules, please visit oscars.org/rules.

The 90th Oscars® will be held on Sunday, March 4, 2018, at the Dolby Theatre® at Hollywood & Highland Center® in Hollywood, and will be televised live on the ABC Television Network at 7 p.m. ET/4 p.m. PT. The Oscars also will be televised live in more than 225 countries and territories worldwide.

MEDIA CONTACT
Natalie Kojen
nkojen@oscars.org

Sir Rod Stewart : Pictures telling Stories. July 20, 2017. NEW!! NEW!! NEW!!

r5Meet The Stewarts! Rod, 72, cosies up to his wife Penny Lancaster, 46, as they proudly show off their children and grandchildren in rare family photo.
They recently renewed their wedding vows at their 18th century Essex home, after celebrating 10 years of marriage in June.

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And Sir Rod Stewart, 72, and Penny Lancaster, 46, looked as smitten as ever as they proudly showed off their brood in an Instagram snap taken on holiday in New York.

The beaming couple posed with their sons Aidan, six, and Alastair, 11, as well as Rod’s children from other relationships and his grandchildren.Rod was joined by his daughter Kimberly, 37 – who is just nine years older than his wife – and son Sean, 36. Both are from Rod’s first marriage to Alana Hamilton.

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Kimberley brought another generation into the mix with her daughter Delilah, five, whose father is actor Benicio Del Toro.The musician was also joined by Renee, 25, and Liam, 22, who are from his marriage to Australian model Rachel Hunter.
Penny proudly captioned the sweet snap ‘Stewart madness’ – as the clan pulled a variety of faces at the camera – ranging from smiles to mock-grimaces.
Father-of-eight Rod also has a daughter Ruby, 29, with model ex-girlfriend Kelly Emberg, 57, and daughter Sarah Streeter, 53, with Susannah Boffey.
The family snap comes just weeks after Rod and Penny renewed their vows after almost 20 years together.

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Speaking about Penny, the singer told Hello!: ‘Penny is my whole world, what a girl. Love means many things to many people but to me it’s wanting to share everything with the one you love and I love Penny more now than ever, if that is at all possible.Discussing the decision to renew their vows with the magazine, the model admitted the ceremony felt more special after ten happy years of marriage.
‘Being able to reflect on those ten years and say those words to one another and still know we mean them is important.’

The intimate ceremony had just 100 guests including Rod’s former Faces bandmate Ronnie Wood and his wife Sally and Penny’s former Strictly dance partner Ian Waite.
Last month Penny spoke about renewing her vows during an interview on Loose Women.
She said: ‘We brought all our family and friends together in our country home. It was such a beautiful day. Rod and I were in this bubble.’Clearly content with her decision, Penny revealed: ‘Ten years later ago we were looking in each other’s eyes and when we were renewing our vows we were feeling so much warmth.’
The couple also eschewed gifts in favour of donations to the Grenfell Tower fundraising appeal.

r3She confessed: ‘My husband just said: ‘Look I know we said no gifts but how about I just hand a hat around and everyone makes a donation to the terrible fire that happened in Grenfell Tower’.
‘And everyone was generous to do that and Rod quadrupled it and then afterwards we wanted to make some more money and thought we could sell some of the pictures.

(Text from Daily Mail/Picture by Penny Instagram.)

Ekoiff 8th edition received films from over 79 countries around the globe

EKOIFF OFFICIAL LOGO8th Eko International Film Festival Press release

These are the list of countries around the globe that Ekoiff official selection for the 8th Eko International Film Festival slated to hold October 23-28,2017 will come from.

Germany,United States ,Nigeria,Austria,United Kingdom,France , Switzerland,Australia,Italy,Belgium,Iran,Brazil,Canada,India,Spain,
RussianFederation,Korea,Republi,Netherlands,Bangladesh,Hungary,Ireland
China,Greece,Iraq,SouthAfrica,Japan,Norway,Georgia,Argentina,Israel,
Réunion,Taiwan,Turkey,Ukraine,Malaysia,Azerbaijan,Armenia,Cameroon,
Chile,Colombia,Croatia,Czech,Republic,Belarus,Denmark,
Dominican Republic,Finland,Gabon,Ghana,HongKong,Indonesia,Kenya,
Kyrgyzstan,Latvi,Liechtenstein,Lithuania,Myanmar,Namibia,Pakistan,
Philippines,Poland,PuertoRico,RomaniaSaudi,Arabia,Serbia,Singapore,
Slovakia,Sudan, Sweden,Uruguay, Zimbabwe,Macao.
Sweden,Uruguay, Zimbabwe,Macao.

The Categories are:

Feature Film

Short Film

Fiction

Documentaries

Short Documentaries

Short Documentary

Indigenous

We look forward to having a wonderful 8th edition of our annual Eko International Film Festival in Lagos the city of excellence Nigeria.

We will announce the official selection before the festival week.

WE ARE OPEN TO SPONSORS AND PARTNERSHIP contact@ekoiff.org

Applications are now open for Berlinale Talents 2018. Please spread the word and apply by September 4, 2017.

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Berlinale Talents is the festival’s talent development programme, offering mentoring, networking and project development for exceptional film and drama series professionals from around the world. Join us in Berlin for various talks, industry panels, screenings, pitching sessions, workshops and project development labs.

Every year, 250 Talents from 12 disciplines come together during the festival to receive guidance and inspiration from top-notch experts and to make invaluable contacts with fellow participants and industry professionals at the Berlinale.

Online application: http://www.berlinale-talents.de/
Deadline: 4 September 2017, 23:59 (CEST)
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How to Apply

Berlinale Talents is aimed at filmmakers and drama series creators who already have a five to ten year career under their belts:

> Actors
> Cinematographers
> Directors
> Distributors
> Editors
> Film critics
> Producers
> Production designers
> Sales agents
> Screenwriters
> Score composers
> Sound designers

To find out how to apply.please  visit our website and watch the application video. Still have questions? Send us an email: talents@berlinale.de

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Applying as a Returnee

If you’ve participated in Berlinale Talents in the past, you may be eligible to return to the fold. There are two routes:

Our Doc Station, Script Station, Short Film Station and Talent Project Market are open to alumni who would like to develop and present a project in Berlin.

In addition, former Project Lab participants who were unable to take full advantage of the wider programme of events during their first visit may reapply for Berlinale Talents.

Apply now as a returnee

 

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Summit

Over 40 talks and interactive panel discussions offer ample opportunities to exchange knowledge with the leading lights of the Berlinale, the European Film Market and the international film industry.

Last year’s experts included Paul Verhoeven, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Christo, Ana Lily Amirpour, Olafur Eliasson, Agnieszka Holland, Raoul Peck, Gurinder Chadha, David OReilly, Alex McDowell, and many more.

Browse our 2017 events and watch full-length recordings of our past editions.

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Studios

Talents from specific disciplines share and learn the tricks of the trade through hands-on case studies at six different Studios.

If you’re invited to Berlinale Talents as an actor, cinematographer, distributor, editor, production designer, sales agent, score composer or sound designer, you’re automatically considered for one of the corresponding Studios. There you can exchange ideas with fellow Talents, participate in practical exercises and excursions, and hone your own work under the guidance of mentors and experts.

Find out more about our Studios.

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Project Labs

The Project Labs give 30 screenwriters and writer-directors the space to concentrate on developing their latest projects. The Doc Station, Script Station and Short Film Station provide tailor-made support to develop your project’s concept, story structure and full potential. The Project Labs culminate in presentations to industry representatives, providing an excellent chance to test your material’s viability and to make an impression.

Learn more about the Project Labs and explore last year’s projects.

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Talent Project Market

The Talent Project Market invites ten producers to present their fully developed feature film proposals to international co-producers and financiers attending the Berlinale Co-Production Market. Participants receive guidance from industry experts, intensive one-on-one meetings with potential partners and the chance to give a public pitch at the Co-Production Market and win cash prizes.

Read about the Talent Project Market and browse the projects from 2017.

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Networking Events

As if that wasn’t enough, we have networking events galore in store for you. Various interactive formats ranging from Talents Circles and Global Speed Matching sessions to Happy Hours at the European Film Market and our popular Dine & Shine dinner allow you to meet the movers and shakers of the film industry, network more informally and find collaborators for future projects.

Get to know our network of over 7,000 alumni.

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Talent Press

Known as one of the leading accelerator programmes and networks for emerging film critics, Talent Press offers the unique chance to explore Berlinale films and events under the tutelage of world-class mentors. From their home base in the editorial office, the ten participants hone their writing technique, attend screenings and Talents events, interview filmmakers, and work on an in-depth essay that is published at the end of the festival.

Read this year’s articles and download the 2017 magazine.

Cannes 2017: Full list of winners from the 70th edition of the Cannes film festival

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FEATURE FILMS – COMPETITION

PALME D’OR

THE SQUARE directed by Ruben ÖSTLUND

The Palme d’or was awarded by Juliette Binoche and Pedro Almodóvar.

 

70th ANNIVERSARY AWARD

Nicole KIDMAN

The 70th Anniversary Award was awarded by Will Smith.

 

GRAND PRIX

120 BATTEMENTS PAR MINUTE (BPM – Beats Per Minute) directed by Robin CAMPILLO

The Grand Prix was awarded by Costa-Gavras and Agnès Jaoui.

 

BEST DIRECTOR PRIZE

Sofia COPPOLA for THE BEGUILED

The Best Director Prize was awarded by Fan BingBing and Gabriel Yared.

 

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR

Joaquin PHOENIX in YOU WERE NEVER REALLY HERE directed by Lynne RAMSAY

The Best Performance by an Actor Prize was awarded by Jessica Chastain.

 

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS

Diane KRUGER in AUS DEM NICHTS (In The Fade) directed by Fatih AKIN

The Best Performance by an Actress Prize was awarded by Irène Jacob and Paolo Sorrentino

 

JURY PRIZE

NELYUBOV (Loveless) directed by Andrey ZVYAGINTSEV

The Jury Prize was awarded by Maren Ade and Guillaume Gallienne.

 

BEST SCREENPLAY EX-ÆQUO

Yorgos LANTHIMOS and Efthimis FILIPPOU for THE KILLING OF A SACRED DEER

Lynne RAMSAY for YOU WERE NEVER REALLY HERE

The Best Screenplay Prize was awarded by Marisa Paredes and Park Chan-wook.

 

SHORT FILMS – COMPETITION

PALME D’OR

XIAO CHENG ER YUE (A Gentle Night) directed by QIU Yang

 

SPECIAL DISTINCTION BY THE JURY

KATTO (The Ceiling) directed by Teppo AIRAKSINEN

The Palme d’or and the Jury Special Mention for Shorts Films were awarded by Uma Thurman and Cristian Mungiu.

 

 

UN CERTAIN REGARD

UN CERTAIN REGARD PRIZE

LERD (A Man of Integrity) directed by Mohammad RASOULOF

 

PRIZE FOR BEST ACTRESS

JASMINE TRINCA for FORTUNATA directed by Sergio CASTELLITTO

 

PRIZE FOR THE BEST POETIC NARRATIVE

BARBARA directed by Mathieu AMALRIC

 

PRIZE FOR BEST DIRECTION

Taylor SHERIDAN for WIND RIVER

 

JURY PRIZE

LAS HIJAS DE ABRIL (April’s Daughter) directed by Michel FRANCO

 

CAMÉRA D’OR

JEUNE FEMME (Montparnasse Bienvenüe) directed by Léonor SERRAILLE presented as part of UN CERTAIN REGARD

The Caméra d’or Prize was awarded by Sandrine Kiberlain, President of the Caméra d’or Jury.

CINEFONDATION

FIRST PRIZE

PAUL EST LÀ (Paul Is Here) directed by Valentina MAUREL
INSAS, Belgium
SECOND PRIZE

HEYVAN (AniMal) directed by Bahram & Bahman ARK
Iranian National School of Cinema, Iran
THIRD PRIZE

DEUX ÉGARÉS SONT MORTS (Two Youths Died) directed by Tommaso USBERTI
La Fémis, France

 

The CST Jury decided to award the VULCAIN PRIZE FOR ARTIST-TECHNICIAN to: Josefin ASBERG for her remarkable artistic contribution to match the inventiveness of the film THE SQUARE.

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Stanlee Ohikhuare new movie ‘ IDAHOSA TRAILS’

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SYNOPSIS:

The story is about the coincidental experience of an American Journalist (Thomas Book – David Schifter) who seeks to interview a reputable preacher (Idahosa) based on his perception of the latter’s role in the miraculous recovery of a popular chief in Benin City, whose recovery happened spontaneously after six years in a coma.
Led on by the Chief’s testimony, Thomas Book sets out to find the man whose name “Ida eh’ Osa” was mentioned during his interview with the Chief.
He is introduced to a young pastor (Pastor Osas – Kunle Idowu) who obliges to be of assistance in getting Thomas Book, to encounter the man called IDAHOSA.
Thomas Book sets out on an adventure to get a remarkable story, but ends up having an encounter that would change his life forever.

Original Story & Screenplay by: Stanlee Ohikhuare.

Starring: David Schifter, Kunle Idowu (Frank Donga), Osas Ajibade, Liz Ameye, Patrick Doyle, Charles Okafor, Akapo Akanni Adedamola

stanlee directorStanlee Ohikhuare – DIRECTOR, IDAHOSA TRAILS

Stanlee Ohikhuare (LEE) is an Auteur and Artistic Surrealist. He is a Fine Artist by training and specializes in Painting. As with most auteurs, Stanlee is a shooting director who contributes immensely to the entire artistic process of his films. In the Idahosa Trails production – as with practically all his productions, Stanlee is the head of all the Technical and Creative units.
He is the Director, Cinematographer, lighting Designer and overall Production Designer. Stanlee treats film making like Fine Arts and pays absolute attention to every artistic and Technical detail to ensure that the Artistic merit of his productions remain exceptional, and true to his original perception.
Stanlee is primarily an Art house Filmmaker, dedicating his film making career to Artistic films.

BE EKO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL PARTNER / DONATE TO OUR 8TH EDITION

THE WOMEN 2 If you are considering a partnership with 8th edition of Eko International Film Festival one of the largest film festival in African ,it will not only offers you the opportunity to promote your brand or product, but also to participate in international media campaigns and to profit from unparalleled media attention.

By choosing a partnership with EKOIFF , you are joining a creative, committed organization at the very heart of society that brings a wide and diverse audience together. Creativity, authenticity and societal involvement are the core values that are emphasized and strengthened through a collaboration with EKOIFF .(October 23-28,2017)

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EKOIFF is an ideal partner to promote your brand or company and to support your image, but the festival can also help with relationship marketing and expanding your name and brand recognizability, not to mention with marketing and sales objectives.

Maximum visibility and extensive festival access

Sponsorship comes with the widest possible range of sponsorship benefits and extensive access to a variety of festival areas and events. Logos of Premium Partners’ brands are part of almost all official festival publications and branding, including, amongst others, printed material, posters, the festival trailer and the press conference backdrop and getting access to exclusive areas of the festival as well as to a number of special events. There is also the possibility of additional marketing activities beside your sponsorship commitment. The partnership package includes invitations to the opening gala and the award ceremony as well as a range of tickets to competition premieres. There is also the possibility of additional marketing activities beside your sponsorship commitment

Enhance the festival with your in-kind contribution
This sponsorship include companies and manufacturers of technical equipment, who wish to increase brand awareness by placing their products with Eko International Film Festival. While the visibility of your product’s brand is mainly ensured by its use in the context of the festival and other professionals in the film industry.

For more information for Partnership and Donation to the 8th edition of our annual Eko International Film Festival slated to hold on October 23-28,2017

Contact us; president@ekoiff.org, contact@ekoiff.org.
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