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Nicholas Cage To Receive Career Achievement Award

Monday, November 27----Oscar-winning actor Nicolas Cage will be the recipient of the Career Achievement Award at the 3rd annual Bahamas International Film Festival (BIFF), which runs from December 7 to 10 in the beautiful island nation in the Carribean. Cage, a long time Bahamas resident, will receive the Award by screen icon Sean Connery, who was recently honored himself at the inaugural Rome Film Festival last month. Over the four day Festival, BIFF will screen a selection of Nicolas Ca...

Oscar Hopefuls At IDFA

Monday, November 27----Three of the fifteen documentary feature films selected by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS) as contenders for this year's Best Documentary Oscar are associated with the International Documentary Filmfestival Amsterdam (IDFA). The 79th Academy Awards will be given out on Sunday, February 27, 2007 in Los Angeles. SISTERS IN LAW, co-directed by Kim Longinotto and Florence Ayisi, opened last year's Festival and also copped the prestigious IDFA Audi...

Academy Announces Short List of Documentary Oscar Contenders

Saturday/Sunday, November 25/26----The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS) has announced the "short list" of feature documentaries that will compete for Best Documentary honors at the 79th Academy Awards in February, 2007. The AMPAS Documentary Screening Committee viewed 81 eligible documentary features, shortening the list to 16 contenders. From this group will come the 5 films that will be compete for the final Best Documentary Oscar. Films on the "short list" include such r...

Academy Award

Meet The Jurors

2004 VPRO Joris Ivens Award Winners for STAND VAN DE MAAN Saturday, November 25----Members of the juries for the major competitions at the International Documentary Filmfestival Amsterdam (IDFA) have begun their process of screening films in contention and evaluating their worthiness for a series of top awards. Jurors in four separate competition categories will be among the busiest people as the Festival enters its first big weekend of screenings and events. In the Joris Ivens Competition, ...

Gotham Awards

Gotham Awards

IFP Gotham Awards Announce Nominees

Friday, November 24----The Independent Feature Project (IFP), the membership organization that represents the interests of independent filmmakers across the United States, has announced the nominees for its 16th IFP Gotham Awards, which will be given out at a gala Awards Ceremony on November 29th in New York City. The event, which was begun in 1991 as a way of recognizing New York-based independent producers and distributors and their films, also serves as a major fundraiser for the organizat...

Awards Red Carpet

Palmarès des JCC de Carthage

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Le palmarès complet qui avait été révélé à l'antenne par une radio tunisienne avant la cérémonie a été plutot controversé, certains critiques l'ont qualifié de plus mauvais de l'histoire des JCC. Voici la liste des prix remis lors de la cérémonie de clôture à l'Odéon. Vidéo Prix spécial du jury Sacré bouteilles de fitouri Belhiba (Tunisie) Prix de la meilleur œuvre Dewenti de Diana Gaye (Sénégal) Mention spéciale du jury Margaret Garner de Moustapha Hasnaoui(Tunis...

Sophie Marceau et Maciej Stuhr, hôtes de Cérémonie des European Film Awards 2006

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Lorsque les Jaguars de luxe s’aligneront pour accéder au tapis rouge de la 19ième Cérémonie des European Film Awards, le 2 décembre, au parc d’EXPO XXI de Varsovie, la famille du cinéma européen se rassemblera une nouvelle fois pour célébrer ses talents. L’actrice-réalisatrice Sophie Marceau et l’artiste-comédien Maciej Stuhr seront à l’honneur en tant que maîtres de Cérémonie. Sophie Marceau s’est rendue célèbre dès son plus jeune âge dans LA BOUM (1980). Elle s...

Strong Competition Lineup At IDFA

Tuesday, November 21---Those interested in the renaissance of non-fiction films are turning their attention to Amsterdam, where the International Documentary Filmfestival Amsterdam (IDFA) launches its 14th session this coming Thursday. IDFA has become the most important showcase and market for documentary film, making its main competition section a critical platform for international films. This year's Joris Ivens Competition, named in honor of the documentary pioneer, is among the strongest...

palmarès des Rencontres internationales du documentaire de Montréal (RIDM)

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Palmarès 2006 9es Rencontres internationales du documentaire de Montréal (RIDM) Montréal, le dimanche 19 novembre 2006 - Les Rencontres internationales du documentaire de Montréal (RIDM) sont fières d'annoncer les lauréats de sa 9e édition, qui a pris fin aujourd'hui avec la première nord-américaine du film Le Paradis d'Arthur, réalisé par Luc Beauchamp. GRAND PRIX CAMÉRA STYLO The Fisherman and The Dancing Girl (Russie), de VALERY SOLOMIN MENTIONS SPÉCIALES DU JURY Paul dan...

Attendance record at German-French Film Rendez-Vous

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Attendance record at 4th German-French Film Rendez-Vous (9-11 November, 2006) The 4th German-French Film Rendez-Vous came to a successful end on Saturday, November 11: over 370 representatives of the film industries from both countries had come to the Arri Cinema for the gathering from November 9-11. The honorary presidents of this year's event were the directors Jan Schütte and Jean-Jacques Beineix. Apart from discussions on topical issues (like digital cinema projection, VOD, the relations...

AFI FEST winners of the 2006 edition

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Grand Jury Award for International Feature: GRBAVICA (Special Mention: THE ART OF CRYING) Aquafina Pure Vision Award - Grand Jury Award for International Documentary: BUDDHA'S LOST CHILDREN (Special Mention: BACK HOME) Grand Jury Award for International Short: DISAPPEARING (Special Mention: SILENCE IS GOLDEN) Audience Award - Feature: VITUS Audience Award - Documentary: BLINDSIGHT and SCREAMERS (Tie) Audience Award - Short: FAIR TRADE AFI FEST 2006 presented by Audi announces its award winners. ...

Alan Berliner Is Festival's Special Guest

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Innovative American documentary filmmaker Alan Berliner will be a Special Guest of the International Documentary Filmfestival Amsterdam (idfa), the leading showcase and market for non-fiction film. The Festival, which brings together film, television and industry professionals, as well as a local enthusiastic audience, opens on November 23 in the beautiful city of Amsterdam, The Netherlands. Berliner has been chosen as a Master of Documentary and will give a special lecture on his varied film...

FLIFF Award Winners Announced

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Monday, November 13----Registered in the Guiness Book of World Records as the "world's longest film festival", the Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival reached its zenith this past weekend, with the announcement of its Jury and Audience Awards, as well as a Tribute Gala which paid homage to established and emerging talent. On Sunday evening, at the La Playa Mediterranean Restaurant, the Festival presented JURIED AWARDS for films in competition. Members of the Jury included: Joe Amadea, H...

Interview With Mel Stuart

Sunday, November 12--- Mel Stuart, the veteran director, was honored on Saturday evening at the FLIFF Uncorked! Awards Gala with a Lifetime Achievement Award for his five decades as a pioneering director/producer. Stuart was a trend-setter, who effortlessly moved between the worlds of big-budget Hollywood and independent documentaries in a career move that has been emulated by such contemporary filmmakers as Martin Scorsese, Jonathan Demme and Steven Soderbergh. In a long and distinguished car...

Stars Out Tonight For FLIFF Uncorked

Saturday, November 11---The stars will be out for tonight's FLIFF UNCORKED!! awards celebration, with tributes being given to producer/director Mel Stuart, actor Ernie Hudson and other celebrities. Lifetime Achievement Award Winner Mel Stuart on the set of WILLY WONKA AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY Tributee Ernie Hudson Joe Pantoliano Connie Francis Michelle Phillips ...

50th London Festival Finale

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The Times BFI 50th London Film Festival rounded off a successful fortnight of film screenings and events with Babel. This year’s 50th edition featured 183 feature films and 131 short films from 48 countries, 438 screenings and 1649 visiting international filmmakers and industry professionals. International glamour on the red carpet featured throughout the Festival’s 16 days. Alejandro González Iñárritu was joined by actors Gael García Bernal and Rinko Kikuchi to introduce Babel, the Clo...

The award for Best Film goes to Izobrajaya Zhertvy / Playing the Victim by Kirill Serebrennikov.

The award for Best Film goes to Izobrajaya Zhertvy / Playing the Victim by Kirill Serebrennikov.
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