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NEWSLETTER N° 440: November 12, 2009

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60 Years of Berlinale - A Retrospective  
In 1960, a film was screened in the Competition of the Berlin
International Film Festival that defied all filmic conventions and dumb
founded the critics. A bout de souffle(Breathless, France1959/60) not
only marks young Godard's international breakthrough but inretrospect
also the arrival of the nouvelle vague, one of the most

The 11th International Film Festival Bratislava reveals the main highlights of its programme.
New talents and renowned filmmakers. Timeless thematic and new points of view. Discoveries and rediscoveries...

The 2009 Adventure Film Festival Starts Tonight!!!
Don't Miss The Kickoff Show! Below are the 3 films we will be showing tonight at Boulder Theater...

Soundtrack programme 09 scores again
"The exploding role of music in the soundtrack of our digital lives
means a festival like this is crucial." These are the words of Slumdog
Millionaire Oscar winning Director Danny Boyle who showcased his much
acclaimed Mumbai spectacular at last year's first Soundtrack
International Film and Music Festival...

Lets Talk About Liffe 20 years of Ljubljana Film Festival-LIFFE
Freeride World Tour 2010 A unique mix of the world's foremost freeride skiers and snowboarders...
The Global Film Village: Italian Cinema Does It With Style In Los Angeles
Cairo International Film Festival 2009 (CIFF)
Cairo movie buffs distracted by the beautiful game
2009 CMJ Film Festival Opening Night Photo Coverage of “Leonard Cohen: Live at the Isle of Wight 1970”


Video interviews from Cinemed:
Djamel Bensalah,
Emmanuel Mouret,
François Favrat,
Azize Tan,
Ariane Ascaride

Writer/Director Terry Gilliam introduces THE IMAGINARIUM OF DOCTOR
PARNASSUS at AFI FEST 2009 presented by Audi on November 2, 2009 in
Grauman's Chinese Theatre, Los Angeles. Terry spekas about Heath
Ledger, Lily Cole, Colin Farrel and Johnny Depp

Lily Cole talks about working with Terry Gilliam and Heath Ledger on Dr Parnasus
Actress Lily Cole talks about working with Terry Gilliam and Heath
presented by Audi.  She plays Valentina a Feisty gipsy girl, caught
between childhood and womanshood yet very loyal to her father, who grew
up in a caravan... Watch the video interview below.    

Terry Gilliam discusses the Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus
about bargaining, about freak show, about Montparnasse station in
Paris...and Parnassus About FINISHING the film after Heath Ledger

What is the future of cinema terry? Is cinema Toast? what s the future of cinema. Dont miss the sharp answer. Shot with my cellphone in Ischia Festival

The Global Film Village: Christopher Plummer, Canadian born and one of the world's great actors
Christopher Plummer not only stars as a mystic who sells his soul to
the devil in Terry GIlliam's Imaginarium of Dr. Parnassus,but he plays
Leo Tolstoy in the Last Station by Michael Hoffman.  He has also just
finished his memoirs called “In Spite of Himself”.   Scott Foundas from
the LA weekly, had just read the book, and was prepared to ...

The 2009 Stockholm International Film Festival Jury
SHOOTING STARS 2010: EFP announces jury
Video Interview: Lee Daniels (PRECIOUS)  
James Cameron to receive the Santa Barbara International Film Festival's highest honor
Sophie Okonedo (“Hotel Rwanda,” “Skin,”) will be honored with the Bahamas Int'l Film Festival's 2009 Rising Star
Nicolas Roeg praises the standard of the films selected in the Seville European Film Festival
Roland Reber-Retrospective at the 40th International Film Festival of India
Filmmakers bonanza at Stockholm Fest  
CAMBOFEST, Cambodia Lineup & vintage Cambodian cinema house!


Nominees for Special prize for an Outstanding Actress/Actor at FilmFestival Cottbus
young actors and actresses from six countries in Middle and Eastern
Europe have been nominated at FilmFestival Cottbus for their
outstanding performance: Anna Karczmarczek in GALERIANKI | MALL GIRLS
plays Alicja, a teenager torn between monetary and love affairs.
Russian actress Elena Liadova in BUBEN BARABAN shines as young
bibliothekcary who witnesses the love affair and constant book thefts
of her older collegue. Kati Farkas maneuvers between different
relationships in the Hungarian dra...

NOS, a hard-hitting drama of an illegal immigrant and her childrens'
struggle for humanity on the mean streets of New York City, swept the
top awards at the Fort Lauderdale International  (FLIFF) , which ends
its three-week run today with a marathon screening of award winners.
Awards were announced on Sunday at the Festival's Closing Gala at its
home base o the Cinema Paradiso. FLIFF President Gregory von Hausch
hosted the presentation, honoring both American and international...

Doha Tribeca Film Festival Awards 2009
Copti, Amanda Palmer and Robert De Niro on DTFF's wonderful Closing
Night   At the Closing Ceremony of the Doha Tribeca Film Festival on
November 1, DTFF Executive Director Amanda Palmer and Robert De Niro
handed out two Audience Awards, worth $50,000 each, aimed at helping
filmmakers and filmmaking in Qatar and the region. And the winners
are... Liz Mermin's documentary Team Qatar, following the creation of
the country's first debate team, was awarded Best Festival Film. ...

Animacor 09 awards
- Animation International Festival ran from 2 - 7 November in Cordoba |
Spain Animacor'09 jury was composed by Juan Padrón, Arthur Qwak,
Ricardo Ramón González y Jez Hall gave the following prizes Best
feature film to Immigrants-L.A. Dolce Vita, from Gàbor Csupo; First
short film award to Mei Ling, from Sthéphanie Lansaque and François
Leroy; Second short film award to Madagascar, carnet de voyage, from
Bastien Dubois Third short film award to Ex - E.T, from Beno...

The winners of the 25th International Short Film Festival interfilm Berlin
Sunday 8 November the 25th International Short Film Festival Berlin
came to a celebratory end after a successful week. More than 500 films
from 49 countries were shown in 16 competition programmes and 22
special programmes. In the competition programmes prizes were awarded
with a total value of 31500 €. All winners were announced on Sunday 8
November. 13,000 visitors came to the festival this year, of which
2,200 attended the 2nd International Short Film Festival for Children
and Y...


EFA nominations for the 22nd European Film Awards
the Seville European Film Festival the European Film Academy and EFA
Productions announced the nominations for the 22nd European Film
Awards. At the same time, the new EFA-website with lots of information
about the Awards went online at The
more than 2,000 EFA Members will now vote for the winners which will be
presented during the Awards Ceremony on 12 December in Bochum.
Nominated are: EUROPEAN FILM 2009 Fish Tank, UK written and ...

Winners VII International Euro Arab Film Festival Amal
Feature film: A boyfriend for Yasmina Best Documentary: ex-aequo The
one man's village and Checkpoint Rock. Songs from Palestine. Best
Fiction Short Film: The north route Best Documentary Short Film:
Stranger in my home Best Director: Rashid Masharawi for Laila´s
birthday Best Actress Award: Suheir Hammad for Salt of this sea Best
Actor Award: José Luis García Pérez for A boyfriend for Yasmina
Television de Galicia Prize: Pommegranates and myrrh ...

11th Mumbai Film Festival comes to a Close!
Feature Films of Directors with a cash prize of Rs. 50 Lakh ~ LA
PIVELLINA (THE LITTLE ONE) wins the Jury Grand Prize along with cash
prize Rs. 25 Lakh ~ An incredible end to an exceptional start! The
curtain closed on the 11th edition of Mumbai Film Festival organized by
the Mumbai Academy of Moving Image (MAMI) at Mumbai amidst the who's
who of the of Indian and World cinema gracing the closure of the event

The London Turkish Film Festival awards its Golden Wings to MEN ON THE BRIDGE
ON THE BRIDGE The London Turkish Film Festival (LTFF) is delighted to
announce that the Festival Jury has awarded Asli Özge's MEN ON THE
BRIDGE the inaugural Golden Wings Award. The prize, awarded at the
Opening Gala on the evening of the 5th November, is a Digital
Distribution Contract worth £15,000 and will support the film's release
in the UK and Ireland. MEN ON THE BRIDGE was chosen by the LTFF Jury
ahead of other nominees Reha Erdem's MY ONLY SUNSHINE, Mahmut Fazul ...

Viennale 2009 wraps and announces its awards
to an end with today's screening of the closing film A Serious Man (by
the brothers Ethan and Joel Coen), the Viennale can once again boast a
successful outcome. With a total of 94,800 Viennale-goers, the 2009
festival has again scored a considerable increase in the number of
visitors. The festival's attendance figures rose from 76.80% in 2008 to
79.60% at the Viennale 2009. While the number of film showings more or
less remained the same with a total of 345 screenings, the num...

CICFF Announces 2009 Award Winners
2009 Best of Fest Award Julian Fellowes, From Time to Time (UK, 2009)
The Poetry Foundation Poetry Prize Filmmaker - Andreas Mendritzki, Poet
-Loma Crozier, Fear
of Snakes (Canada, 2009) The Kenneth and Harle Montgomery Prize Best
Film or Video by an Emerging Director Mary Ann Kellogg, Abuelo (USA,
2009) The Kenneth and Harle Montgomery Prize Best Child-Produced Film
or Video Shiropa Purna, Our Boat is Our...

The Global Film Village: Demme, Douglas, Huston and Tarantino to present Academy Governor's Awards
inaugural Governors Awards event of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts
and Sciences will be held on November 14, Academy President Tom Sherak
announced today. Oscar® winners Jonathan Demme, Anjelica Huston and
Quentin Tarantino, along with past Honorary Award recipient Kirk
Douglas, will be among the presenters. The evening will feature
presentations of the Irving G. Thalberg Memorial Award to
producer-executive John Calley, and Honorary Awa...


IFTA steps up anti piracy measures
Independent Film & Television Alliance (IFTA) has introduced its
members to a number of enhanced security technology measures, part of
its multi-faceted technology and legislative campaign aimed at
addressing internet piracy, IFTA President-CEO Jean Prewitt announced
today.   IFTA over the past year has researched the availability and
effectiveness of copyright protection technologies and services
specifically tailored to the needs of independent production and dis...

“Precious” and “Children of God” will bookend the Bahamas Int'l Film Festival as opening and closing night films
Bahamas International Film Festival (BIFF), announced today the two
features that will bookend the Festival as the Opening and Closing
Night films. Bahamian filmmaker Kareem Mortimer's acclaimed indie drama
CHILDREN OF GOD will raise the curtain at this year's festival as the
official Opening Night Film while Lee Daniels' critically lauded drama
PRECIOUS starring Gabourey Sidibe, Mariah Carey, Lenny Kravitz, Sherri
Shepherd and Paula Patton will bring the week's festivities to an end
as the ...

Pocket BLU™ app: the new Blu-Ray goodies for Iphones from Universal
on its promise to provide consumers an ever more immersive, dynamic and
interactive Blu-rayTM experience, Universal Studios Home Entertainment
(USHE) announced today the launch of an array of enhanced iPhone and
iPod touch-enabled features and social web-based offerings with the
release of upcoming titles Bruno, Funny People, 9, American Pie
Presents: The Book of Love, Public Enemies, and Inglourious Basterds
all available this holiday season. These innovations include the

Hollywood Launches Site to Scout Next Blockbuster Movie
movie history, the most critically acclaimed, award winning,
blockbuster movies have been based on true stories or events. Hollywood
once depended on a closed network of producers to identify potential
stories for securing the TV/film rights for development and production,
but times have changed and the new media age has found that Hollywood
power-execs are reaching out across the web to discover amazing stories
and scripts from anyone. has been launched as the

Paju to open Rotterdam film festival
International Film Festival Rotterdam January 27 - February 7, 2010
Paju, the second feature film by South Korean director Park Chan-Ok
will be the official opening film for the 39th International Film
Festival Rotterdam on Wednesday January 27, 2010. Park Chan-Ok was the
winner of a Tiger Award in 2003 for her critically appraised debut
Jealousy is My Middle Name. In 2006 her sophomore feature project Paju
was launched at Rotterdam's co-production market CineMart. Rotterdam

Film stills set for the imaginarium

Oscar, Meet Precious
meet Precious........the Academy Awards have just gotten their first
blast of ghetto love with the rising tide surrounding the urban drama
PRECIOUS: Based On The Novel Push By Sapphire by
producer-turned-director Lee Daniels. The film, a major hit out of
Sundance and screened to great acclaim in Cannes, Toronto and New York,
opened theatrically in the United States this past weekend…..and broke
box office records for its per-screen performance. Logging in an
astonishing $100,00...

Ben Kingsley closed the Seville Festival with his latest film, '50 Dead Men'
British actor thanked the Festival for this recognition and expressed
his interest in filming in Spain The British actor, Sir Ben Kingsley,
presented his latest film, '50 Dead Men', at the Seville Festival. The
film was chosen to close the Gala organized in his honour to award him
the Gold Giraldillo in recognition of his professional career.  
Speaking of his latest film, Sir Ben Kingsley said that it had been
very well received in Great Britain because 'although...


The Australian touch in film reviews by Urban Cinefile
reviews by Urban Cinefile courtesy Andrew and Louise: PRIME MOVER
(Aust, 2009) Stars Ben Mendelsohn, Michael Dorman, Emily Barclay,
William McInnes. "Big dreams, harsh reality and a quirky fantasy make
up the engine of David Caesar's likeable new film, in which a prime
mover is the prime motivation of his pie-in-the-sky protagonist," says
Louise. "Prime Mover deals in the everyday lives of recognisably
Australian characters in a way that makes their journey...

Inaugural Chapman University ¦Pusan West ¦Filmmaker Showcase To Take Place November 20-22, 2009
University's Dodge College of Film and Media Arts, recognized as one of
the premiere film schools in the United States announced a
groundbreaking partnership with South Korea's Pusan International Film
Festival (PIFF), Asia's largest film festival, to launch a
first-of-its-kind filmmaker showcase that will bring select Korean
films and filmmakers from PIFF to the U.S. The announcement was jointly
made today by Dodge College Dean Bob Bassett and PIFF Director Lee
Yong-Kwan.   ...

Here and There Festival Awards
most successful Serbian film "Here and There" starring with Cyndi
Lauper, Mirjana Karanovic and David Thornton directed by Serbian
director Darko Lungulov, beside awards in Serbia, New York and Japan,
recently won the Spirit of Independence Award, Best Actor Award in
Foreign Film (David Thorton) and Best Director Award in Foreign
Film (Darko Lungulov)  on prestigious Fort Lauderdale International
Film. Also, the Best Foreign Film Award on US Orlando Film Festival and
3 Awa...

Paz Vega, Christopher Lee and Colin Farrell present "Triage" , Seville European Film Festival
the presentation of "Triage", Paz Vega expressed how happy she was to
be presenting her film at the Seville Festival. The film, written and
directed by the Oscar wining Danis Tanovic, has allowed Paz Vega to
participate for the first time in the Festival's Official Section.
Previous editions of the Festival had screened other films in which the
actress starred, but out of competition. Paz Vega emphasized the
professionalism of all the cast and...

Ninth Hungarian Film Fest of LA Kicks Off with "Chameleon"
films lined up at an annual Los Angeles film festival for already the
ninth time in order to remind Hollywood of its Hungarian roots. Bunyik
Entertainment presented a Krisztina Goda film, "Chameleon", the
official Hungarian foreign-language submission for the 82nd Academy
Awards on the opening night of this year's festival at Laemmle's Monica
4-Plex in Santa Monica, on November 5.  The famous Hungarian-American


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