European-based producer/director Max Candy announced today the advent of “The World’s First Copyright-Free Porn Film,” code-named “ZiP.”
Candy says fans will be able to participate in the film’s production, “mash it up, recut it and upload it to their heart’s content.” The description suggests a highly symbiotic production process between Candy and the film’s future viewers.
The producers forfeit all intellectual property rights over the film; and once it is released, it will immediately be considered part of the public domain. As public property, the creators will not be able to collect royalties from the film’s sales.
“This experiment in copyright-free film production may change the way films are made and promoted in the future,” a representative said.
Candy has helmed the successful projects “Inglorious Bitches,” “Sexual Adventures of Little Red” and “Ritual.” He has collaborated with the high-profile studios Marc Dorcel, Wicked Pictures and Private Media Group on European and Stateside productions.
For more details about his new film, follow Candy on Twitter @MaxCandyCom.
1/4 of the Soulstice brings us the debut video off of his Life’s Journey EP. Laf drops honest bars over a Rob Yung produced track while the crisp visuals further paint the picture this South Carolina by way of N.Y. emcee executes effortlessly.
“I want the fame & fortune but yet I remain gimmick-less / Why? Cause I’mma do this shit my way”
The video shows a day in the life of the humble MC from the moment he wakes to a reflective stroll focusing on his career ambitions with Brooklyn as the backdrop.
“Can it be so simple?”
Best friends Woodrow and Aiden spend all of their free time building Mad Max-inspired flamethrowers and muscle cars in preparation for a global apocalypse. But when Woodrow meets a charismatic young woman and falls hard in love, he and Aiden quickly integrate into a new group of friends, setting off on a journey of love and hate, betrayal, infidelity and extreme violence more devastating and fiery than any of their apocalyptic fantasies.
Richmond Street Records, The McKee Agency & 9-0-Nickel Entertainment Present:
“Inside The Music”: The brand new documentary series from (Toronto based rapper) Peter Jackson www.peterjacksonmusic.ca
The web series will follow PJ throughout the last 4 years of his rise into the music Industry. Viewers follow Peter on tour with Akon, Naughty By Nature, Slaughterhouse, Busta Rhymes & more!
Some exclusive footage includes: Behind the scene video shoots with Royce Da 5’9 (Shady Records), studio sessions with D12 & Cali Swag District as well as interviews with press from around the world.
This series will give you an in depth look at what it looks like…………..Inside The Music.
Calling all Hip Hop lovers! Ultimate MC is a groundbreaking new television series that will explore the evolution of MC culture through the eyes of 32 rappers competing in a national MC tournament. The documentary series will also feature exclusive interviews with the most respected names in Canadian and American Hip Hop culture. Ultimate MC will launch on June 2, 2011 at 10 pm on AUX TV, Canada’s only true music TV station.
“Ultimate MC is an exciting new addition to our TV line-up. It’s a documentary series that digs deep into hip hop culture to examine what makes a good MC,” says Cullen Fairfield, Executive in charge of Production. “It’s especially interesting to see the range of MC competitors that truly represent the diversity in Canada’s emerging hip hop landscape. The interviews with hip hop veterans and current stars provides an interesting perspective on the past, present and future of MC culture.”
The series follows 32 freestylers as they compete for a record deal with Canada’s leading independent record label, CP Records and a $5000 cash prize. The rappers represent all walks of life – from all across the country. Two finalists from each regional battle in Toronto, Calgary, Vancouver and Montreal will compete in the finals in September 2011 – which coincides with the series finale. Celebrities including Royce Da 5’9, Planet Asia and Sean Price helped to select the finalists and also performed at each battle event.
Produced by Frameblender and The Stylus Group, the Ultimate MC TV series is hosted by Scarborough native “Bishop” Brigante. Bishop’s videos have topped the Much Music video charts and his profile went international after taking home Video of the Year at the Urban World Film Festival in 2002. He’s toured with 50 cent and Busta Rhymes and is considered to be one of the most respected names in the MC culture.
“Ultimate MC is different from any other music show out there,” says Bishop. “It’s raw and authentic and the documentary style coverage of the tournament combined with the hard-hitting interviews makes it so compelling to watch. The series holds a magnifying glass up to freestyle rap battles, considered by many to be a dying art form in today’s MC culture.”
crunk, Famous rapper Lil Jon is star, on-screen host and creative force behind “Club Lil Jon,” a super-hot adult film from Vivid Entertainment that goes on sale across the country and online on Monday, April 11th.
The King of Crunk has never been more in the spotlight as he leads his team with Nene Leakes on NBC’s fourth season of “Celebrity Apprentice.” He claims it’s also one of the most difficult projects he’s ever taken on.
“Club Lil Jon” is the performer’s second movie for Vivid, the world’s leading adult studio. His first, “Lil Jon’s Vivid Vegas Party,” was a smash hit for the studio and his new effort has all the ingredients for another best-seller. As with the first film, he was involved in every detail of production from coaching the actresses on how to achieve maximum sensuality to writing a sexy score to keep the action sizzling.
“He’s truly an artist in his approach to all aspects of production and his enthusiasm was contagious. We all got on board with his vision,” said director C-Mizzle.
The cast of “Club Lil Jon” includes Monique Alexander, Tawny Roberts, Jenaveve Jolie, Jada Fire, Olivia O’lovel, Ayana ASngel, Shy Love, Finesse Navaro, Byron Long and Tyler Knight
All Balls Don’t Bounce presents the Canadian premiere of Dave Zirin’s Not Just a Game at the ReelWorld Film Festival
What: Canadian Premiere of Dave Zirin’s Not Just a Game
Who: Best-selling author and sportswriter Dave Zirin
When: 9 p.m. Friday April 8, 2010 as part of ReelWorld Film Festival.
Where: Cineplex Canada Square, 2200 Yonge Street at Eglinton, Toronto
Renowned sportswriter and author, Dave Zirin, in conjunction with All Balls Don’t Bounce presents the Canadian premiere of Zirin’s Not Just a Game at the ReelWorld Film Festival on Friday, April 8, 2011, at 9 p.m. Cineplex at Canada Square.
To me, politics has no part to play on the field of strife of competition.
– Jesse Owens, four-time gold medalist, 1936
With respect to one of America’s greatest Olympians, Owens couldn’t have been more wrong. For best-selling author, journalist and filmmaker Dave Zirin, politics are inextricably linked with the games we play – and it shouldn’t be any other way.
In each of his five books, Zirin, sports columnist for The Nation, has explored the political significance of sport and in his new documentary Not Just a Game he digs even deeper. Based on his bestseller The People’s History of Sports in the United States, Zirin’s new documentary attacks head-on the idea that athletes should simply “shut up and play.”
Instead, Zirin, longtime columnist for SLAM magazine, uses this documentary to examine not just how the athletic-industrial complex has helped reinforce racism, sexism and homophobia, but to tell the stories of the brave athletes who used sports as a forum to fight for equality on the playing field and beyond.
Some of them – like Muhammad Ali – you’ve heard of. But others toiled in near anonymity, their legacies resurrected by Zirin’s groundbreaking work.
DYLAN DOG: DEAD OF NIGHT is a new horror/comedy film based on one of the world’s most popular comics (60 million copies worldwide). Brandon Routh stars as Dylan Dog, world famous private investigator specializing in affairs of the undead. His PI business card reads “No Pulse? No Problem.” Armed with an edgy wit and carrying an arsenal of silver and wood-tipped bullets, Dylan must track down a dangerous artifact before a war ensues between his werewolf, vampire and zombie clients living undercover in the monster infested backstreets of New Orleans
Meet Georges St-Pierre and David Loiseau at World Premiere of UFC / MMA doc THE STRIKING TRUTH, this Friday at the Sony Centre in Toronto
Red carpet arrivals at the world premiere of “The Striking Truth” documentary, featuring UFC fighter Georges St-Pierre and MMA fighter David “The Crow” Loiseau.
Following the film, Joe “Showdown” Ferraro of Rogers Sportsnet will host an intimate Q & A with Georges St-Pierre, David Loiseau and “The Striking Truth” Director Steven J. Wong.
From the film: Georges St-Pierre, David Loiseau and Director Steven J. Wong.
Friday, February 25, 2011
Doors Open: 8:00PM
Celebrity Arrivals: 8:20PM
Q&A Session with Georges St-Pierre, David Loiseau and Steven J. Wong: 10:25PM
Sony Centre for the Performing Arts
1 Front Street E., Toronto ON
Some days you win and some days you lose. “The Striking Truth” is the exclusive documentary for charismatic Ultimate Fighting Champion Georges St-Pierre and dynamic MMA fighter David “The Crow” Loiseau. The movie follows the two fighters over the past four years, starting with UFC 58 USA vs. Canada where Loiseau was fighting for the championship against Rich Franklin and St-Pierre was the co-main event against BJ Penn. The film juxtaposes their two careers with St-Pierre’s meteoric rise to UFC champion and Loiseau facing personal challenges, charting their respective ups and downs as they follow their paths. The Striking Truth includes exclusive, never-before-seen footage of all that took place behind the scenes. The Project is directed by Steven J. Wong and is executive produced by James Hergott with action directing by Bobby Razak.
The 1994 film follows then up-and-coming Toronto rap groups like Ghetto Concept, Nu Black Nation and MVP, creating what now stands as a wonderful time-capsule peek into Toronto’s 90′s hip hop community. The film also features interviews with some of the big players in Toronto’s rap scene like Johnbronski, DJX, a pre-Canadian Idol Farley Flex and a whole bunch more.
Despite being a big success at the 1994 Toronto International Film Festival (the film was awarded Best Canadian Short), Make Some Noise never received major distribution and until now, remained buried in Canadian rap history. With Kardinal Offishall’s Toronto Anthem blowing up Canadian urban radio, the recent ‘happenings’ over at CKLN (the campus radio station is prominently featured in the film) and it being Black history month, this is a great time to blow the dust off this Toronto hiphop classic.
Adam Buckley finds himself having to rob a convenience store on the last night of pledging a college fraternity. But when the initiation ritual goes horribly wrong, and every subsequent move proves disastrous, Adam must take a stand to save a friend’s life. Cast includes Jon Foster, Trevor Morgan, Lou Tayler Pucci.
- Ultimate MC will follow 32 rappers as they compete for a record deal with Canada’s leading independent record label, CP Records and a $5000 cash prize
- National MC Tournament includes regional battle events in Toronto, Vancouver, Calgary & Montreal.
- Call for cross-Canada contestants currently running! Submission details and deadlines available at www.UltimateMC.tv
AUX TV, in partnership with Frameblender and The Stylus Group, is pleased to announce the launch of Ultimate MC, a multi-platform celebration of Canadian hip hop that includes a 16-part documentary television series, a national MC battle tournament built around four regional battle events, and an interactive website dedicated to Canada’s diverse hip hop scene.
The Ultimate MC television series will air on AUX TV, Canada’s only true music TV station, starting in June 2011. The series will document the national MC battle tournament and explore the past, present and future of MC culture with exclusive interviews with some of the most celebrated names in Canadian and American Hip Hop; including artists, producers and journalists. “We are very excited to add Ultimate MC to our line-up. It’s going to be an exciting documentary series that will dig deep into hip hop culture to examine what makes a good MC,” says Raja Khanna, Founder and President of AUX TV.
The national MC battle tournament will include four regional battle events in Toronto, Calgary, Montreal and Vancouver from February – May 2011. Each event will showcase eight of the region’s top MC’s as they do battle to earn the right to participate in the Ultimate MC finale – where Canada’s top MC will be crowned. The launch events will also include performances from celebrity DJ’s and top Canadian Hip Hop artists.
“Free-styling off the top of your head seems to be a dying art form in today’s battle circuit,” says David “Click” Cox of The Stylus Group. “For our tournament, competitors will not have the opportunity to rehearse and write their lyrics beforehand – we’re bringing it back to the old school days of spontaneity and improvisation.”
Produced by Frameblender and The Stylus Group, the Ultimate MC TV series and battle events will be hosted by “Bishop” Brigante, a Scarborough native who first catapulted into the limelight after earning countless titles at various Canadian battle events in early 2000. Bishop went on to be the first Canadian to appear on BET’s freestyle Friday and his videos have since topped the Mush Music video charts. His profile went international after taking home Video of the Year at the Urban World Film Festival in 2002. He’s toured with 50 cent and Busta Rhymes and is considered to be one of the most respected names in the MC culture.
National MC Tournament details:
Are you Canada’s Ultimate MC? Ultimate MC is currently hosting a national talent search to select the eight challengers for each regional battle event. A celebrity judge’s panel will choose the two winners from each event to compete in the finale in September 2011. Up for grabs is a $5000 cash prize and a record deal with Canada’s hottest independent record label – CP Records, whose artist line-up includes Belly, Danny Fernandes, JRDN, Mia Martina, Massari and Ivana Santilli.
“There is no doubt that there’s an amazing roster of talented MC’s here in Canada. We’re looking forward to watching the best of the best battle it out to win the Ultimate MC title. Beyond our impending offer to sign the winner, in the battle circuit it’s more about the bragging rights and gaining industry recognition for being at the top of your game,” said Tony Sal, CEO of CP Records.
Call for Cross-Canada MC submissions ON NOW!
Submission details are available at www.UltimateMC.tv. Submission deadlines for each regional battle are as follows:
- Toronto: February 15, 2011
- Calgary: March 10, 2011
- Vancouver: April 1, 2011
- Montreal: April 22, 2011
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The first Ultimate MC regional rap battle event will be held at Lee’s Palace in Toronto on February 25th, 2011. The celebrity judge’s panel includes ROYCE DA 5’9”(Shady Records), ORGANIK (King of the Dot) and CASH (CP Records). Tickets are available at www.ticketparlor.com ($10 in advance and $15 at the door). Toronto event details are available at www.UltimateMC.tv.
Event details for the regional battles in Vancouver, Calgary and Montreal will be announced soon.
Ultimate MC interactive:
The Ultimate MC website will be the premier online destination for Canadian Hip Hop fans. It will serve as a complete digital companion to the TV series including contestant profiles, exclusive video content, a regularly updated blog, a gaming element and an iphone app for following the MC battles. For more information, please visit www.UltimateMC.tv
The World Premiere of THE STRIKING TRUTH, a true story starring current Welterweight Champion of UFC, Georges St-Pierre
The world documentary premiere on February 25, 2011, at 9 pm, will take place at the Sony Centre for the Performing Arts, located at 1 Front Street East, Toronto, ON. Immediately following the film will be a live and interactive one on one question and answer period with Rogers Sportsnet Joe “Showdown” Ferraro host of MMA Connected and main cast members of the film, Welterweight Champion of UFC Georges St-Pierre, David Loiseau MMA Fighter, and director/producer of the documentary Steven J.Wong, from Steven J. Wong Films.
Some days you win and some days you lose. This documentary is based on the juxtaposing careers of charismatic and humble current Welter Weight Campion of the UFC, Georges St-Pierre and the dynamic MMA fighter David “The Crow” Loiseau, over the past four years. Director and MMA trainer Steven J. Wong explains that the two fighters never asked him to turn off the camera. “If they were having a bad day at training or troubles outside of gym in their personal lives, I was there, cameras on and nothing scripted. This is when I realized this was going to be more than just a film about MMA and fighting.” The audience will have a chance to see exclusive never before seen behind the scenes footage and experience the one-on-one action, pain, disappointment and triumph that Steven J. Wong and the fighters shared over the four years. The film commences with UFC 58 USA vs. Canada where Loiseau was fighting for the championship against Rich Franklin and Georges was the co-main event against BJ Penn. Wong’s personal goal was “to make a film that appeals to a wide audience – not just an MMA fan.” This movie goes way beyond MMA and UFC and into the lives of real people.
Georges St-Pierre, David Loiseau, Joe “Showdown” Ferraro and various Canadian professional athletes and celebrities will be in attendance on February 25, 2011 at the Sony Centre for Performing Artist, located at 1 Front Street East, Toronto, ON. Tickets go on sale on Tuesday, February 1st at 10:00 am through www.ticketmaster.ca or through the official movie site www.strikingtruth.com.
Following the world film premiere, an exclusive after-party hosted by Georges St-Pierre and David Loiseau will be held at 10:30 pm, at the venue 99 Sudbury, located at 99 Sudbury Street, Toronto, ON. Featured entertainment includes world renowned DJ crew TEAM CANADA, and special performance by “Best Francophone” artist IMPOSS, who has collaborated with top recording artists such as Wyclef Jean. Limited tickets are available to purchase exclusively through the Sony Centre for the Performing Arts box office located at 1 Front Street East, Toronto, ON or online at www.strikingtruth.com. For bottle service please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Survey Asks Canadians Probing Questions About Entering the Minds of Others
In an informal survey developed by Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Group to mark yesterday’s launch of Inception on Blu-ray™ Combo Pack, Canadians shared some provocative thoughts about entering the minds of others.
Most valuable information
The nationwide survey revealed that, if able to enter someone’s mind and retrieve information, 58 per cent of Canadians would retrieve information that would help make them wealthier. Another 27 per cent of those surveyed said they would extract information that would help make them a better person.
The results of this survey mirror the plot of the film itself. Directed by Christopher Nolan, Inception follows master thief Dominic Cobb (played by Leonardo Dicaprio), who steals valuable information by invading the dreams of his victims.
Write-in responses, which comprised 13 per cent of the total results, also included: retrieving information about government secrets — such as the existence of aliens — and retrieving information that would help the recipient fly under the radar at work.
Least desirable dream-mate
When asked who they would least like to be stuck in a dream with, 40 per cent of Canadians said their ex, while 29 per cent chose their boss. Politicians were also popular write-in responses for this question, as Sarah Palin, the former U.S. Vice-Presidential candidate, and newly elected mayor of Toronto, Rob Ford, were identified as people Canadians wouldn’t want to be stuck in a dream with. Other write-in responses included Freddy Krueger, Mel Gibson, and the cast of Jersey Shore.
Inception’s most wanted
Of Inception’s key cast members, a 33 per cent majority of Canadians chose Oscar winner Marion Cotillard as the person they’d most like to stay in a dream with. Ellen Page followed with 29 per cent and, surprisingly, Leonardo DiCaprio finished third, with only 20 per cent. Joseph Gordon-Levitt garnered 18 per cent of the votes.
If able to implant an idea in someone’s mind by means of ‘inception,’ half of Canadians (50 per cent) would choose to implant an idea in the mind of a politician. Spouses received the second highest number of votes (27 per cent), while religious leaders placed third (five per cent).
Write-in responses, which comprised 20 per cent of the final tally, also included: your boss at work (“time for a raise!” said one respondent), WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange and, once again, Sarah Palin.
Tune in to http://hardliquorandporn.com Tomorrow at 9pm (Toronto time) for the announcement of the Secret List which starts the 2010 69H Film Challenge! If you have an iphone or ipad you can watch it at http://iphone.livestream.com/hardliquortv .
If you want to make a film click here to sign up.
Film Challenge: December 2 – 5, 2010
Film Screening: December 9, 2010
The Comedy Bar – 945 Bloor St.W Toronto
The 69 Hour Film Challenge is a competition where film makers have 69 hours to make a funny short film about sex or something naughty. The films must include items from a secret list revealed at the start of the challenge. The challenge has regularly been a part of The Hard Liquor and Porn Film Festival since 2006. This 2010 challenge is a special event all on it’s own.
The gala screening party will be 10pm, Thursday December 9 at The Comedy Bar in Toronto. The program will include live music, surprise guests, awards, and will be broadcast live over the internet .
The challenge is open to adults 18 and over anywhere in the world. If you are interested in making a film for the challenge visit the website to learn more and sign up.
Five Day Weekend and Traffic Entertainment are proud to announce the release of 80 Blocks From Tiffany’s, director Gary Weis‘ 1979 documentary about the South Bronx and its gang culture. The previously unavailable film is now out on DVD, marking the first time it has been offered to the public in decades, and is accompanied by a handful of exciting bonus features.
Director Gary Weis was still working as a short film creator for Saturday Night Live when he came up with the idea for 80 Blocks after reading a Jon Bradshaw article, “Savage Skulls.” Published in a 1977 issue of Esquire Magazine, the piece centered on two gangs based in the South Bronx at the time — the Savage Nomads and the Savage Skulls. Weis became infatuated with the story and, soon after striking up a dialogue with Bradshaw, he convinced SNL producer Lorne Michaels to help him produce the film. Just two years later, in 1979, Weis and Bradshaw brought a camera crew to speak with members of both gangs, along with police officers, community activists, and civilians.
Despite its role as an important and unflinching portrait of a profoundly interesting time in New York and, as pointed out by The New York Times, hip hop’s cultural history, 80 Blocks was, for many years, impossible to find, only briefly available as an educational VHS release in 1985. In the time since its initial release, the documentary has gained an overwhelming cult status. With little to no news coverage over the decades since its release dedicated fans continue to buzz about the film, especially now that the internet has provided fans common ground to fondly look back not only the documentary itself, but the era that it captured so vividly. The Times, in their recent coverage of its release, noted that copies of the documentary have been known to sell for up to $300 on eBay, a seemingly staggering figure until one considers the depth of its reach.
For the first time in 25 years, the film is easily available to the public on a DVD including interviews with producer/filmmaker Weis and director of photography Joan Churchill, as well as a 40 page book comprised of the original “Savage Skulls” article, an essay by David Hollander, and artwork by Julian Allen. Publications such as New York Press and the Amsterdam News have called the film a “time capsule,” but even without the element of nostalgia, 80 Blocks holds up as a portrait of a subculture that might have otherwise been forgotten, as well as an important moment in cinema.
He had a show. Then he had a different show. Now, The Comedy Network and CTVbring Coco back to Canada, as Conan O’Brien’s new late-night series, CONAN, premieres November 8. Airing Mondays – Thursdays, the hotly anticipated 60-minute series airs at 11 p.m. ET/PT on The Comedy Network and at 1 a.m. ET on CTV (visit thecomedynetwork.ca and CTV.ca to confirm local broadcast times). New episodes of CONAN are available on demand the day following their television broadcast, exclusively on thecomedynetwork.ca and CTV.ca.
“According to NAFTA, since Canada gave us Justin Bieber, we owe Canada me,” said O’Brien. “Everybody wins!”
“Canadians have always had a special appreciation for Conan, and Conan for Canada,” said Susanne Boyce, CTV’s President, Creative, Content and Channels, CTV Inc. “The arrival of CONAN sets up an unbeatable late-night lineup for both CTV and The Comedy Network.”
CONAN kicks off its inaugural week with a hot celeb line-up including Tom Hanks, Jon Hamm and Canada’s own Seth Rogen, Michael Cera and Jon Dore. Musical guests include rock powerhouses Jack White and Soundgarden among others.
Here is the breakdown of special guests, rare performances and longtime friends of O’Brien featured in the first week of CONAN:
- Monday, Nov. 8 – First Guest Poll winner, Seth Rogen and musical guest Jack White
- Tuesday, Nov. 9 – Tom Hanks, Jack McBrayer and musical guest Soundgarden
- Wednesday, Nov. 10 – Jon Hamm, Charlyne Yi and musical guest Fistful of Mercy
- Thursday, Nov. 11 – Michael Cera, Julie Bowen and comedian Jon Dore
PE / SLAMjamz music video director and our good friend, David “C-Doc” Snyder, has written and directed his debut feature film, The Quiet Arrangement.
C-Doc is a very talented filmmaker who has directed over 100 SLAMjamz videos and every Public Enemy music video since 2005, so when he approached me to be in The Quiet Arrangement, I jumped at the opportunity.
Last year I had the pleasure of seeing the Pittsburgh premiere of the film and it’s got to be one of the best, most unique, refreshing films I’ve seen in years. The movie takes so many unexpected twists and turns that it blew my mind when I finally got to see it on the big screen.
The film has been in numerous film festivals, has won awards and critical acclaim, and just became available on DVD!
Also, C-Doc is giving away a big collection of bonus gifts that include music from the film and the original screenplay.
The DVD is discounted 20% for a short time and is exclusively available at: www.quietarrangement.com
The Warrior’s Way, a visually-stunning modern martial arts western starring Korean actor Dong-gun Jang who plays an Asian warrior assassin forced to hide in a small town in the American Badlands. Rounding out the ensemble cast are Kate Bosworth (Superman Returns), Oscar®-winner Geoffrey Rush (Shine), Danny Huston (The Kingdom), and Tony Cox (The Hustle).The fantasy action film was written and directed by newcomer Sngmoo Lee, and is being produced by Barrie M. Osborne (Lord of the Rings), Jooick Lee (Seven Swords) and Michael Peyser (Hackers).
Nindy Kaur & RDB, The Bilz & Kashif Featuring World Premieres of New Music Videos at FILMI Film Festival
The 11th Annual FILMI South Asian Film Festival (FSAFF) will be presenting world premieres of “Akhian” by bhangra superstars Nindy Kaur & RDB ; “Obsession” by JUNO nominated R&B artist Deesha ; “Take Your Picture” by rap artist Blitzkrieg ; and “Tera Nasha” by The Bilz & Kashif, off their latest chart-topping album “Breaking Barriers”.
The 3rd annual music video segment at the FILMI South Asian Film Festival is programmed by Canadian music personality Raoul Juneja (a.k.a. Deejay Ra). The festival is currently the longest running South Asian film festival in North America, and the first to introduce a music video segment to celebrate South Asian artists from across Canada and around the world.
FILMI 2008 featured a world premiere of the “Singh Is Kinng” director’s cut starring rap legend Snoop Dogg in his Bollywood music video debut, while FILMI 2009 saw #1 Billboard artist Jay Sean receive the inaugural FILMI Music Video Award.
A special South Asian themed remix of the hit single “So Much” by Calgary R&B artist Raghav and Konvict recording artist Kardinal Offishall will also be premiering at FILMI 2010, now featuring UK bhangra star H-Dhami.
FILMI 2010 will also be featuring Canadian premieres of “Nach Le” by Philadelphia bhangra artist G-Deep alongside Wu-Tang Clan rapper Cappadonna ; “Teri Aankhon” by MTV Award-Winning Montreal group JoSH ; the Streetsville inspired “My Hometown” by rock artist Zameer ; and “Hypnotize” by Canadian actress/singer Karen David (of BBC’s “Waterloo Road” series fame).
Vancouver bhangra band En Karma, as well as UK singers Navin Kundra and Kazz Kumar, round out the line-up of artists with music videos premiering in Canada at FILMI 2010.
The vision of the FILMI South Asian Film Festival is to promote, discover, introduce and celebrate cinematic endeavours by talented South Asian filmmakers, actors and musicians, and to highlight works with South Asian themes that can be brought to a mainstream audience.
The festival is from Sept. 30 – Oct. 3