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Marco Mueller takes Beijing role

25 January 2015 3:17 PM, PST | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Former Rome Film Festival director Marco Mueller has been appointed chief consultant to the Beijing International Film Festival (Bjiff) as the five-year-old festival strives to become a world-class event.

Mueller will advise the fifth edition of the festival on programming and operations, while his team of consultants will also work on various strands of the programming.

The fifth edition of Bjiff will run April 16-23.

Mueller stepped down from Rome Film Festival at the end of his three-year term on December 31.

He previously headed International Film Festival Rotterdam from 1989 to 1991, Locarno from 1991 to 2000 and Venice from 2004 to 2011.

A long-time champion of Chinese and Asian cinema, Mueller speaks fluent Mandarin after studying in China in the 1970s.

He was invited to the first Bjiff in 2011 as a special guest and made a keynote speech at the opening ceremony.

It is understood that he was also recently in talks with Shanghai International Film Festival about a similar position.

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- lizshackleton@gmail.com (Liz Shackleton)

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Marco Müller takes Beijing role

25 January 2015 3:17 PM, PST | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Former Rome Film Festival director Marco Müller has been appointed chief consultant to the Beijing International Film Festival (Bjiff) as the five-year-old festival strives to become a world-class event.

Müller will advise the fifth edition of the festival on programming and operations, while his team of consultants will also work on various strands of the programming.

The fifth edition of Bjiff will run April 16-23.

Müller stepped down from Rome Film Festival at the end of his three-year term on December 31.

He previously headed International Film Festival Rotterdam from 1989 to 1991, Locarno from 1991 to 2000 and Venice from 2004 to 2011.

A long-time champion of Chinese and Asian cinema, Müller speaks fluent Mandarin after studying in China in the 1970s.

He was invited to the first Bjiff in 2011 as a special guest and made a keynote speech at the opening ceremony.

It is understood that he was also recently in talks with Shanghai International Film Festival about a similar position.

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- lizshackleton@gmail.com (Liz Shackleton)

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"We Are the World" on Its 30th Anniversary: 5 Things to Know

25 January 2015 12:10 PM, PST | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Thirty years ago, 45 of the biggest (and most diverse) names in American pop music came together on Jan. 28 to record a song with one purpose: ending famine in Africa. The song was called "We Are the World" and megastars like Michael Jackson, Tina Turner, Bob Dylan, Cyndi Lauper, Willie Nelson, Ray Charles, Stevie Wonder, Bruce Springsteen, and many more gathered together to record the track in one legendary night. "We Are the World" sold over 20 million copies and won numerous awards, including three Grammys - but the most important number is the money it raised: an unprecedented $63 million for humanitarian aid. »

- Michael Miller, @write_miller

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"We Are the World" on Its 30th Anniversary: 5 Things to Know

25 January 2015 12:10 PM, PST | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Thirty years ago, 45 of the biggest (and most diverse) names in American pop music came together on Jan. 28 to record a song with one purpose: ending famine in Africa. The song was called "We Are the World" and megastars like Michael Jackson, Tina Turner, Bob Dylan, Cyndi Lauper, Willie Nelson, Ray Charles, Stevie Wonder, Bruce Springsteen, and many more gathered together to record the track in one legendary night. "We Are the World" sold over 20 million copies and won numerous awards, including three Grammys - but the most important number is the money it raised: an unprecedented $63 million for humanitarian aid. »

- Michael Miller, @write_miller

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San Cristóbal De Las Casas 2015 Dispatch: Award Winners Announced

25 January 2015 6:00 AM, PST | Twitch | See recent Twitch news »

The first edition of the San Cristóbal De Las Casas festival has reached its end. It was a nice way to begin the year and a second edition seems to be a given, as pretty much each and every screening I attended was packed. The official press release indicates there were 13,000 people attending the festival during eight days. On Friday, January 24, the fest screened as closing film Samba, the latest from The Intouchables' Olivier Nakache and Eric Toledano, and announced the award winners. Check them out below: Short Film Competition Jury: Javier Solórzano, Eduardo Trías and José Ramos Winner: Esclava (dir. Amat Escalante, Mexico) Special Mention: Slikebal (dir. Bernardino López, Mexico) and Outono (dir. Marco Amaral, Portugal) Documentary Feature Competition Jury: Imunga Ivanga,...

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Berlin Film Festival to Get its Own Critics’ Week

13 January 2015 8:05 AM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

London — The Berlin Film Festival is going to have its own Critics’ Week, following the example of Cannes, Venice and Locarno. The organizers have set out to select films that will “spark subsequent debates concerning aspects of cinema and film criticism.”

Critics’ Week Berlin, which has been set up by the German Film Critics’ Assn. and the Heinrich Böll Foundation, will run Feb. 5-12 at the Hackesche Höfe Kino. All films will be screened in their original language with English subtitles. The event is independent of the Berlin Film Festival, but all film professionals and members of the press with a Berlinale accreditation will be granted free admission to Critics’ Week screenings.

The first edition will consist of 10 movies, with two announced so far. The event will present the world premiere of Bernard Emond’s “Le Journal d’un vieil homme” (The Diary of an Old Man), which is adapted »

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