The News Review:
- A Festival Where Wool Is the Main Attraction
- ‘Thriller Chiller’ film festival looks to ‘kill’ in GR
- Thais Celebrates Navaratri Festival
- Cork Film Festival Winners Announced
- MM Lee to speak at inaugural World Effie Festival
A Festival Where Wool Is the Main Attraction
New York Times – Oct 22, 2007
20 If every sense has its slaking place a museum gallery for the eyes a four-star restaurant for the taste buds a concert for the ears the sense of touch has the New York State Sheep and Wool Festival at the Dutchess County Fairgrounds. Skip to next paragraph.
‘Thriller Chiller’ film festival looks to ‘kill’ in GR
MLive.com – Oct 22, 2007
Last year the Thriller Chiller Film Festival held at the Frauenthal Theatre in Muskegon competed with the Tigers in the World Series. Poor weather and road construction forced participants to walk to the event. Festival creators Tony Griffin Keith Golinski and Chris Randall are hoping these are some of the reasons this year’s event at the Wealthy Theatre located at 1130 Wealthy St. will be better attended.
Thais Celebrates Navaratri Festival
Bernama – Bernama – Oct 22, 2007
Arul RajooBANGKK ct 22 (Bernama) — Thousands of people thronged the 128-year-old Sri Maha Mariamman Temple on Silom Road here last night to mark the end of the Navaratri festival with many praying for the speedy recovery of their beloved King Bhumibol Adulyade. The nine-day Navarathri (nine nights) festival culminated in a procession along Silom Road with three chariots and kavadis to mark the 10th day or widely known as Vijaya Dasami. Devotees mostly Thais set up hundreds of booths decorated with statues garlands bananas coconuts and praying materials along Silom Road and Sathorn Road as they offered prayers. The atmosphere was like that in Hindu temples in India Malaysia and Singapore except that the majority of the devotees and visitors were Thais who were also marking the end of the 10-day vegetarian festival. Somkid 28 who visited the festival almost annually since 2000 said many Thais took the opportunity to pray for the well-being of King Bhumibol who has been receiving treatment at the Siriraj Hospital here since ct 13.
Cork Film Festival Winners Announced
RTE.ie – Oct 22, 2007
The Best International Short Film Award went to the Israeli film ‘Tolya’ (Director: Rodeon Brodsky) with Special Mentions for Romania’s ‘The Tube with a Hat’ (Director: Radu Jude) and Poland’s ‘Suburban Train’ (Director: Maciej Cuske). The award for Best European Short Film went to the English film ‘The Apology Line’ (Director: James Lees) with a Special Mention for the Irish film ‘Frankie’ (Director: Darren Thornton). Advertisement ‘Frankie’ was also the winner of the award for Best Irish Short Film with a Special Mention for Naomi Wilson’s ‘An Cailleach Bh?ra’. The Claire Lynch Award for Best First Time Director went to Keith Mannix for his film ‘Death in the West’ with Colm Quinn receiving a Special Mention for his film ‘The Discreet Charms of the Refugee’.
MM Lee to speak at inaugural World Effie Festival
Channel News Asia – Oct 22, 2007
ther speakers already confirmed to appear at the World Effie Festival include Lord Sebastian Coe the former double lympic gold medallist and now Chairman of the 2012 London lympics together with heads of global advertising agencies and marketing chiefs of some of the world’s most powerful brands. More than 2000 advertising and marketing professionals from around the world are expected to attend the event at Singapore’s Suntec City Convention Centre.