Saturday, Oct 6, 2007
1. Poet of the Month of July 2007: Robin Gorley
Citation: Robin Gorley based in California, was chosen "Muses Review's Poet of the Month of July 2007" for her inspiring poems about friendship and family found in her poembook "A Lifetime of Words".
Robin Gorley also won the "3rd Muses Prize - Best Poet of Year 2006 - Female" for her inspirational poems.
2. Poet of the Month of August 2007: Joanne Olivieri
Citation: Joanne Olivieri was chosen "Muses Review's Poet of the Month of August 2007" for her excellent travel poems in her poem chap Red Lanterns.
Joanne Olivieri also won the "2nd Muses Prize - Best Poem Chap of Year 2005 - Female" in a tie for her poem chap Red Lanterns.
3. Poet of the Month of September 2007: Richard Walker
Citation: Richard Walker is chosen "Poet of the Month of September 2007" for Muses Review for his humor poems that reminds us of Dr. Seuss.
Richard Walker won the "2nd Muses Prize - Best New Poet of Year 2005 - male" for his unique poetry style that reminds us of Dr. Seuss.
4. Poet of the Month of October 2007: A?kyn Özcan
Turkish- Canadian poet Askin Ozcan is "Muses Review's Poet of the Month of October 2007".
Citation: Askin Ozcan who is a based in Sweden, EU is chosen "Muses Review's Poet of the Month of October 2007" for his excellent poems, "Costa Del Sol" and "Thunderstorm" found in his poembook "Lightning and A Bouquet of Roses".
The poem "Costa Del Sol" won the "3rd Muses Prize -Best Travel Poem of Year 2006" while the poem "Thunderstorm" won the "3rd Muses Prize - Best Poem of Year 2006 - Male" in a tie.
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6. Frequently Asked Question: How does one become "Muses Review's Poet of the Month" ?
Answer: First, you have to submit your poembook or poem chap for evaluation (not review) to Muses Review. We evaluate your poems in your poemchap or poetrybook. If we like your poems, then you are on your way to become "Muses Review's Poet of the Month". Second, you may also submit your poemchap or poetrybook to our annual Muses Prize - Poetry.
Editor in Chief
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