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NSI invites young canadians to attend

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NSI FILMEXCHANGE LAUNCHES OUTREACH PROGRAMS FOR STUDENTS AND YOUNG ADULTSThe National Screen Institute – Canada (NSI) in association with Human Resources Development Canada is pleased to announce the return of its two popular outreach programs for students and young adults, during NSI FilmExchange Canadian Film Festival – Canada’s Coolest Film Festival, March 2 to 6 in Winnipeg.NSI invites young Canadians aged 18 to 29, interested in pursuing a career in the film industry and who are not c...

St. Clair Bourne gets DVFF Documentarian Award

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St. Clair Bourne to Receive DVFF Documentarian AwardOssie Davis has been confirmed as award presenter at the 5th Director's View Film Festival taking place February 12-16 at locations throughout Fairfield County, CT.On Monday, February 16, Ossie Davis will present the Director's View Documentarian Award to St. Clair Bourne. Having produced, directed, and written over 40 films during a period spanning 25 years, Bourne has explored African life both in the United States and internationally. Stan...

Joanne Woodward & Paul Newman in honor to Lumet

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Director's View Film Festival, Fairfield County, Conn.Another luminary has joined the ranks paying tribute to the legendary filmmaker, Sidney Lumet, Joanne Woodward will join husband Paul Newman, "Get Smart's" Barbara Feldon, Oscar winner Celeste Holm, Lucie Arnaz, Lawrence Luckinbill and a host of other stars to salute five-time Oscar nominee Sidney Lumet (maker of such films as "Network" and "Dog Day Afternoon.") last Friday, February 13th in Stamford.The evening started with Stamford Mayor Da...

Did you say Bollywood? pay a visit to Beaubourg

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Bollywood Dream factory, a mass phenomenon that is staggering in its sheer scale and impact... Although popular Indian cinema has overspilled into many other countries, it is still largely unknown in France. And yet these lavish movies which throb to music and dance, and sparkle with hero-worshipped stars, have a thematic and artistic richness that is far removed from the simplistic vision we might have of them.Beaubourg Center is showing a retrospective on Bollywood playing about 50 films (2 sc...

BAFTA Awards Reward Lost in Translation and Return of the Kings

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Billy Murray and Scarlet Johansson both picked up best acting awards at the British Academy Film Awards (BAFTA), Return of the Kings, best film and best director to Peter Weir for Master and Commander. Cold Mountain won for Zelleweger and best music.The BAFTA awards were announced on February 15 with Bill Murray and Scarlet Johanson winning the best acting awards and five awards for The Return of the King. Bafta awards 2004:Best filmLord of the Rings: The Return of the KingBest British film(Alex...

Tarantino to Head Jury at Cannes

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This year Quentin Tarantino will head the jury at Cannes and he's thrilled."For a film maker and film lover, there's no greater honour than to be on the jury of the Cannes Film Festival--the crowning achievement of a lifetime spent in cinematic obsession - a magnificent obsession"....

Gegen Die Wand wins Golden Bear in Berlin

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Following a 9 day long festival the members of the International Jury headed by Frances McDormand (USA), Maji-da Abdi (Ethiopia), Valeria Bruni Tedeschi (Italy), Samira Makhmalbaf (Iran), Peter Rommel (Germany), Gabriele Salvatores (Italy) and Dan Talbot (USA) have awarded the following prizes for feature films screening in the Competition to:The Golden Bear toGEGEN DIE WAND / Head On by Fatih AkinThe Jury Grand Prix - Silver Bear toEL ABRAZO PARTIDO /Lost Embrace by Daniel BurmanThe Silver Bea...

Talent Campus prizes Year 2

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The second time was twice as nice - it's raining prizes at the conclusion of the Berlinale Talent Campus"This is one of the most important initiatives for the future of the Berlinale" - commented Director Anthony Minghella (The English Patient, Cold Mountain) about the second Berlinale Talent Campus. Yesterday the Campus concluded with a large Farewell Party at which two prizes were awarded: The Argentinian Martin Romanella won the Talent Movie of the Week with his film Funeral Etiquette. The w...

All the awards and prizes in Berlin

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The short film awards from the Competition and Panorama sections:INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILMThe International Short Film Jury awards prizes for short films screened in the Competition and Panorama sections.The members of the jury Christine Dollhofer (Austria), Sophie Maintigneux (France) and Vinca Wiedemann (Danmark)award the following prizes: Golden Bear for Best Short Film toUN CARTUS DE KENT SI UN PACHET DE CAFEA Cigarettes and Coffeeby Cristi Puiu Jury Prize, Silver Bear, to the short film...

Q&A with a new-festival director Action/Cut

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Q&A with director/writer/producer Guy Magar, Founder of Action/CutAn Interview by Bruno ChatelinBruno Chatelin:What is the mission of your new shorts competition and what motivated its launch? Guy Magar: Since for filmmakers the most important result of their work is to receive recognition/awards at film festivals and contests to launch their film careers, we received overwhelming requests from filmmakers worldwide and from our Action/Cut Filmmaking Seminar Graduates to start our own competitio...

Miami Film Fest:: Treasures in the Dark

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MIAMI FILM FESTIVAL: TREASURES IN THE DARK (WHILE THE SUN IS SHINING) "The sun is still shining", a visiting filmmaker groaned. "Will anyone come to sit in the dark and see my film?" The answer was a resounding YES, as the Miami Film Festival wrapped its most successful session in years this past weekend. Re-energized by the leadership of former Sundance topper Nicole Guillemet, the Festival clearly has tapped into a winning formula of international premieres, American independent films and an i...

Cottbus Lubina to Lidija Bobrova for her film “Babusja” (Granny).

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At the East European Brunch at the 54th International Film Festival in Berlin, the newly-created glass sculpture “Lubina” has be presented (feb 12th) to the main prize winner from the 13th Film Festival Cottbus, Lidija Bobrova for her film “Babusja” (Granny). The prize, donated by the Gesellschaft zur Wahrnehmung von Film- und Fernsehrechten (GWFF, München) is endowed with 12,000 € and will be conferred by Ms. Gerti Müller-Ernstberger.In 2004 the festival (Nov 2 -6) will again offer ...

Miami Film Fest:: Treasures in the Dark

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MIAMI FILM FESTIVAL: TREASURES IN THE DARK (WHILE THE SUN IS SHINING) "The sun is still shining", a visiting filmmaker groaned. "Will anyone come to sit in the dark and see my film?" The answer was a resounding YES, as the Miami Film Festival wrapped its most successful session in years this past weekend. Re-energized by the leadership of former Sundance topper Nicole Guillemet, the Festival clearly has tapped into a winning formula of international premieres, American independent films and an i...

Sweden's Shooting Star

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Andreas Wilson is Sweden's Shooting Star that participated in the "Shooting Star" Event at the Berlinale February 8th. He was born in 1981 and attended the Tibble Gymnasium, where he was trained in both acting and singing. Andreas began his professional career at a young age, having been cast in several productions at the Royal Dramatic Theatre of Stockholm while still in school. On stage, he held the lead roles in several musicals, including West Side Story and Grease. In 2003, he made an auspi...

Weinstein Proud of "Cold Mountain"

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Miramax co-chairman Harvey Weinsten was in Berlin for the opening of Cold Mountain at the Berlinale February 5. Recipient of seven Oscar nominations, Weinstein came with Anthony Minghella and actors Brendan Gleeson and Philip Seymour Hoffmann - but without Jude Law and Renee Zellwegger who were shooting in London, and Nicole Kidman in Australia attending to family business. The Miramax executive discussed with the press why Cold Mountain had not gotten key Oscar nods for best film and director....

DFI launching a new industry film portal

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In cooperation with CineGraph and the Hamburgisches Centrum für Filmforschung e.V. and with the support of the other members of the deutscher Kinematheksverbund, the Deutsches Filminstitut – DIF e.V., Frankfurt, is developing a central Internet portal for German film. The project is funded by the Federal Government Commissioner for Cultural and Media Affairs, the German Federal Film Board, the hessen-media program of the Hessian State Government, the Cultural Authority of the Hanseatic City o...

Meryl Streep, Zeta Jones and R Chamberlain SAG presenters

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RICHARD CHAMBERLAIN, MERYL STREEP AND CATHERINE ZETA-JONES NAMED PRESENTERS FOR THE 10th ANNUAL SCREEN ACTORS GUILD AWARDS® 2004 SAG Awards to Air on Turner Network Television (TNT) on Sunday, February 22 at 8 pm ET/PTLos Angeles, California – Eight-time SAG Award® nominee Meryl Streep will be joined by Richard Chamberlain and three-time SAG Awards® recipient Catherine Zeta-Jones as presenters for the 10th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards®, Executive Producer Jeff Margolis announced tod...

San Diego latino has Arturo Ripstein as guest director

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THE 11TH ANNUAL SAN DIEGO LATINO FILM FESTIVAL: DISCOVERY AND CELEBRATION: MARCH 11 ­ 21, 2004The Media Arts Center San Diego is proud to announce the 2004 San Diego Latino Film Festival with more than 100 films from Mexico, Cuba, Chile, Colombia, Peru, Guatemala, Brazil, Bolivia, Argentina, Spain and the U.S. This prestigious and internationally recognized film festival is the longest running Latino festival in Southern California. With a projected audience of over 17,000, SDLFF is also one ...

Michael MacLear honored at HOT DOCS

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Hot Docs' Board of Directors has selected multi-award winning documentary, producer and broadcast journalist Michael Maclear as the recipient of its annual Outstanding Achievement Award and Retrospective. Mr. Maclear will receive his award at the annual awards presentation during the festival. Always a precise, informed, and thorough journalist, Maclear has produced a distinguished body of informative and factual television over the past five decades. His work ranges from incisive pieces for CBC...

Weinstein Proud of

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Miramax co-chairman Harvey Weinsten was in Berlin for the opening of Cold Mountain at the Berlinale February 5. Recipient of seven Oscar nominations, Weinstein came with Anthony Minghella and actors Brendan Gleeson and Philip Seymour Hoffmann - but without Jude Law and Renee Zellwegger who were shooting in London, and Nicole Kidman in Australia attending to family business. The Miramax executive discussed with the press why Cold Mountain had not gotten key Oscar nods for best film and director....

Weinstein Proud of "Cold Mountain"

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Miramax co-chairman Harvey Weinsten was in Berlin for the opening of Cold Mountain at the Berlinale February 5. Recipient of seven Oscar nominations, Weinstein came with Anthony Minghella and actors Brendan Gleeson and Philip Seymour Hoffmann - but without Jude Law and Renee Zellwegger who were shooting in London, and Nicole Kidman in Australia attending to family business. The Miramax executive discussed with the press why Cold Mountain had not gotten key Oscar nods for best film and director....

First Golden Bear to Fernando Solanas (lifetime achievement)

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BERLINALE 2004: AN HONORARY GOLDEN BEAR FOR FERNANDO SOLANAS This year the 54th Berlin International Film Festival will award the world-renown Argentinean filmmaker Fernando Solanas an Honorary Golden Bear for his lifetime achievement. In celebration of this occasion, his powerful documentary film Memoria del saqueo (Memoir of a Plunder) will be screened after the award presentation on February 10, 2004 at the Kino International.“We are delighted to be able to pay tribute to this outstandin...

Film festivals: too many of them?

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Filmfestivals, too many of them ? We, at filmfestivals keep a close watch on festival trends, run the most exhaustive database worldwide, have about 4000 affiliated festivals.Many media, mostly from the States, ask us and our experts and staff why the figure for festivals has grown so big in the recent years, and whether there are too many of them. Long story: long answer.Yes the number has grown big.In the US alone we counted some 650 of them as of to date.Less than 10 years ago there were only...

Selling Democracy - Welcome Mr. Marshall

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The programme series Selling Democracy - Welcome Mr. Marshall will be opened on Sunday, 8 February at 10:30 am by the curators Sandra Schulberg and Dr. Rainer Rother in CinemaxX 6. There will be a Q&A session about the series following the opening speeches.The following short films will be screened:Ich und Mr. Marshall, 13 min.The Shoemaker and the Hatter, John Halas, 16 min. The Story of Koula, 21 min.Nicht stören - Funktionärsversammlung, Hans Herbst, 16 min.Village without Waters, David Kur...

Panorama Up Against Them All director's interview

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From the same producers of City of God CONTRA TODOS (UP AGAINST THEM ALL)A film by ROBERTO MOREIRAShowing in Panorama sectionIn a barren district on the outskirts of São Paulo we find Teodoro and his teenage daughter, Soninha, living with Claudia, Teodoro’s second wife. But the daily life of this low middle-class family is built upon lies. Behind a mask of religiosity, Teodoro makes a living as a hired gun, beats his rebellious daughter Soninha and has an affair with Terezinha, his church-goi...
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