Friday, Aug 14, 2009
A?kyn Özcan, a new name in the literary world, with his six published titles, has signed a contract with Prakash Books in India , a leading publisher and book distributor.
A?kyn Özcan has published six books, in different genres, in the past four years, in the U.S.A. :
THE SECOND VENICE - ISBN 1598000888 ( Outskirts Press ) (humorous novel)
SMALL MIRACLES - ISBN 1598001000 ( Outskirts Press) (Inspirational / religion )
WISDOM IN SMILE - ISBN 142577153X ( Xlibris) (short stories)
STOCKHOLM STORIES - ISBN 1425771629 ( Xlibris ) (memoirs)
THE MINI- SUBMARINE - ISBN 978-1-4363-9414-7 (Xlibris) (romantic thriller)
LIGHTNING AND A BOUQUET OF ROSES - ISBN 1424111870 (Publish America) (Poetry)
Prakash Books (India) has chosen SMALL MIRACLES and WISDOM IN SMILE ,
for publication in India, both in English and Hindi. Books will be published within a year and will be available for sale in the bookstores in India as well as on the internet bookshops.
SMALL MIRACLES is a collection of thirty true and very stunning stories of small and big miracles from the author's life in Turkey, England, Denmark, Sweden, Finland, U.S.A. and Canada.
WISDOM IN SMILE comprises twenty two marvellous, adventurous and witty short stories.
A?kyn Özcan's six titles are already available on 200 internet bookshops and via 25.000
bookstores and through their publishers. They are distributed by www.ingrambook.com
globally, world's largest book distributor.
Some of the internet shops which carry them are : www.amazon.com (and all amazons),
www.bn.com, www.adlibris.com, www.capris.no, www.ibs.it, www.libreriauniversitaria.it,
www.fishpond.com.au, www.loot.co.za, www.flipkart.com, www.alibris.com
Web-site for A?kyn Özcan:
Web-sites for Askin Ozcan's books :
http://www.publishamerica.com (look under Lightning And a Bouquet of Roses)
(Two of his poems have won "The Best poems of 2006 " award at : www.musesreview.org )
A?kyn Özcan's books have been widely reviewed on www.thesop.org, www.newsblaze.com, www.theseoultimes.com, www.newsitaliapress.it, www.compulsivereader.com, www.citychick.com and other leading media internationally.
Author. Has six published titles in the U.S.A. Also many articles published internationally. Currently writer at www.thesop.org ,
www.newsblaze.com , www.theseoultimes.com , www.americanchronicle.com
Source : PRLog
Saturday, Jun 23, 2012
The Second "Kazakhstan Montage of Cinemas: Film & Cultural Festival" launches at the Directors Guild of America (DGA) in Los Angeles on Aug. 3 for a one-week celebration of Kazakh cinema and culture, including musicians.
The festival is a stellar opportunity for directors, producers, location scouts, and the general public to get an understanding and appreciation of this exotic locale without leaving home.
Sweeping from the Caspian Sea on its Russian border to the Altai Mountain range on the Chinese border, Kazakhstan has a rich nomadic history as well as a powerful current tapestry of cultures. Since gaining independence in 1991, the Central Asian Republic has embraced its remarkable filmmaking past that dates back to the 1930's, when Sergei Eisenstein made his classic Ivan the Terrible in this mystic land, and has even given rise to several "New Wave" movements.
Opening night on Aug. 3rd begins with a reception at 7 pm, and includes a program of live entertainment until 11 pm, at the DGA Theater.
Sponsored by Kazakh Geographic Society (KazGeo.kz ), helixfilmsinc.com , the Embassy of the Republic of Kazakhstan, and the Honorary Consulate of Kazakhstan in Los Angeles, the festival includes Advisory Board Members Steven-Charles Jaffe (GHOST, K19), David Marconi (Screenwriter, ENEMY OF THE STATE), and Ambassador Erlan Idrissov.
Tickets cost $10 (including free parking) can be purchased from the festivals website. "Kazakhstan Montage of Cinemas: Film & Cultural Festival 2012" will be held Aug. 3 - 9 at the Directors Guild of America on 7920 Sunset Blvd in Los Angeles, California
For more information, please see www.kazakhfestival.com - KazakhFilmFestLA@gmail.com
Source : HelixFilmsInc.com
Sunday, May 27, 2012
The 65th Festival de Cannes drew to a close tonight with the closing awards ceremony hosted by Academy Award nominated actress Berenice Bejo.
The top prize was captured yet again by Michael Haneke for his portrait of an elderly couple Amour. This is the second time he has bested Jacques Audiard who was also in competition with De rouille et d'os (Rust and Bone). Haneke becomes one of the few two-time Palme d'Or winners alongside Alf Sjoberg, Francis Ford Coppola, Bille August, Emir Kusturica, Shohei Imamura, and Luc and Jean-Pierre Dardenne and only the second after August to win with consecutive films his previous Palme d'Or was for his 2009 film Das weiße Band (The White Ribbon).
Matteo Garrone picked up his second Grand Prix for his film Reality. Previously, he had won in 2008 for Gomorrah.
The surprise winner for the Jury Prize was Ken Loach with The Angels' Share. He previously won the Palme d'Or in 2006 with The Wind That Shakes the Barley.
Another previous Palme d'Or winner won Best Screenplay. Cristian Mungiu who made 4 luni, 3 săptămâni ?i 2 zile (4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days) returned with După dealuri (Beyond the Hills), and it also shared the Best Actress for its stars Cosmina Stratan and Cristina Flutur.
In spite of the heavy American representation in the selection, the only American film to win a prize was Benh Zeitlin's Un Certain Regard entry Beasts of the Southern Wild which won the Camera d'Or for first film. Last night, it had won the FIPRESCI international critics' prize.
Complete list of winners for the 65th Festival de Cannes
Amour, Michael Haneke (France-Germany-Austria)
Reality, Matteo Garrone (Italy-France)
The Angels' Share, Ken Loach (U.K.-France-Belgium-Italy)
Carlos Reygadas, Post tenebras lux (Light After Darkness) (Mexico-France-Germany-Netherlands)
Cosmina Stratan and Cristina Flutur, După dealuri (Beyond the Hills) (Romania-France-Belgium)
Mads Mikkelsen, Jagten (The Hunt) (Denmark-Sweden)
Cristian Mungiu, După dealuri (Beyond the Hills) (Romania-France-Belgium)
Beasts of the Southern Wild, Benh Zeitlin (U.S.)
PALME D'OR FOR BEST SHORT FILM
SESSYZ-BE DENG (SILENCE), REZAN YE?YLBA?
Source : www.ensonhaber.com