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European Union Film Festival in China

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The second Annual Film Festival of the European Union (EU) will be held in China from November 5 to December 4, 2009 respectively in Beijing and Chengdu, capital of Sichuan province (southwest). The festival, supported by the Swedish Presidency, invites the 27 countries member of the EU to present a recent, popular and successful film. The films which will be presented include "Mozart in China" from Austria, "Wonderful" from Belgium and "Fighte...

NEWSLETTER N° 437: October 21, 2009

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..............WELCOME TO OUR NEWSLETTER N° 437: October 21, 2009 Follow this LINK if you cannot read the newsletter properly Contact the Editor of the site, Advertise on the sites. You can find us at twitter.com/fest21 and find Bruno Chatelin on facebook Add your fest21.com RSS to your blogs! How to use FestivalExpress our new online submis...

2nd Annual European Union Film Festival in China

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Following the great success of the first Annual EU Film Festival in China, held in Beijing in December 2008, we are pleased to announce that the 2nd Annual EU Film Festival in China will take place from November 5th to December 4th, 2009. This year the film festival is expanding and will take place in two cities: Beijing and Chengdu. The Ambassador of Sweden Mikael Lindström and EU Ambassador Serge Abou will hold a press conference to launch the festival in Beijing: Time: Wednesday 14th...

European Union Film Festival in China

Annual EU Film Festival in China since 2008. This year the film festival is expanding and will take place in three cities: Beijing, Chengdu and Xi'an.

Macau International Film Festival Press Conference

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The Press Conference took place in Beijing, October 10th, 3pm In presence of Mr Long Yukiang Chairman of the China International Cultural Communication Center and mr Zhang Zongyin, Vice-Chairman, Mr Dai Shugao, Vice-Chairman, Mr Xu Chao Ping, Président of Movie Television Media Association of Macau and chairman of the Macau International  Film Festivals presented the first official Macau Film Festival . The festival is to be held from December 26 2009 to January 2nd  2010. ...

Jury members for the Asia Pacific Screen Awards

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Eminent Chinese director, screenwriter and producer, Huang Jianxin, will head the International Jury for the third annual Asia Pacific Screen Awards (APSA). He will be joined by Australian playwright and screenwriter David Williamson, Iranian filmmaker Tahmineh Milāni, Indian playwright, screenwriter and director Feroz Abbas Khan and Korean writer/director Gina Kim. The International Jury will determine winners in the 2009 Asia Pacific Screen Awards to be announced in a ceremony on Australia'...

Asia Pacific Screen Awards Jury members

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Eminent Chinese director, screenwriter and producer, Huang Jianxin, will head the International Jury for the third annual Asia Pacific Screen Awards (APSA). He will be joined by Australian playwright and screenwriter David Williamson, Iranian filmmaker Tahmineh Milāni, Indian playwright, screenwriter and director Feroz Abbas Khan and Korean writer/director Gina Kim. The International Jury will determine winners in the 2009 Asia Pacific Screen Awards to be announced in a ceremony on Australi...

Eclipse Channel Online Film Festival

Eclipse Channel Online Film Festival

Beginning Monday, December 14th, @12:00 a.m. ET Eclipse Channel will begin accepting submissions for what we hope to be one of the premier online film contests.   We are calling on independent movie makers of any shape, size, and flavor with their OWN original, compelling and unique films to submit their best works. There are no limits but your own imagination.  There is no fee to enter, and your films will be broadcast (if acceptable) in HD for the whole WORLD to see!  Yes the whole world.  Eclipse Channel has viewers from Beijing to Budapest, from America to Australia and all have watched us full screen in HIGH DEFINITION!!  There is no other place where you can watch independent films like this.

VIFF announces the line-up for the Festival's showcase of East Asian Cinema

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Tony Rayns and Shelly Kraicer, programmers of the Vancouver International Film Festival's big Dragons & Tigers: The Cinemas of East Asia section, today announced that the program will showcase a total of 35 features, four mid-length films and 22 shorts (programmed to date). Dragons & Tigers, one of the pre-eminent showcases of East Asian films in the world, is presented with the generous support of Brad Birarda and Robert Sali. The series will feature five World Premieres, eight Internat...

Technicolor Asia appoints new director of sales and marketing

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Technicolor Asia, one of Asia's leading post production facilities, recently added staff to its sales and marketing department in Bangkok. Gary Fong joins Technicolor as director of sales and marketing. Gary speaks English, Japanese and several dialects of Chinese and is ideally positioned to lead the sales and marketing team within the Asia Pacific region to ensure the highest standards of sales, marketing and customer services practices. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Economics & Sys...

Dangdai International Art Festival

The "Dangdai International Art Festival" (DIAF) is not only the first ever contemporary art festival in China, but also the only art festival in China to take an international and multidisciplinary approach to contemporary art, incorporating the work of over fifty nationalities.

China International Animation and Digital Arts Festival

The 6th China International Animation and Digital Arts Festival (CICDAF 2009) will be held from October 28th to November 5th, 2009 in the city of Changzhou in eastern China’s Jiangsu Province with the sponsorship and support of the Ministry of Culture of the People’s Republic of China.

International Student Film and Video Festival Beijing Film Academy

The Beijing Film Academy International Student Film and Video Festival is organized by the Beijing Film Academy since 2001 and held every year, on campus, during the month of November.

Beijing Student University Film Festival

Beijing University Students' Film Festival was founded in 1993. The film festival focuses on works of university students.

Beijing Screenings

Beijing Screenings is China's new movie showcase for distributor, organized by China Film Group, which promote chinese cinema to international buyers.

ILLEGAL BEING

Director: Liu Zhihai.
Background: The Chinese government implemented family planning from 1970s,and the ‘illegal resident’ was one result of this policy – the person who cannot get his /her household registry with normal process by the relevant organization, such as the bastard, extra birth or who miss the household registry due to other reasons. In China, people will lose their legal identity and right of citizen if they don’t get their household registry, For example, they cannot go to school, marry or find a legal job. In addition, they cannot get a death certificate after pass away. Therefore, the offspring of ‘illegal resident’ are ‘illegal resident’ forever. Outline: A Jiao was pregnant with the child of her and Weiqiang, a local man, although they had not got married. Unfortunately, one day Weiqiang died in an accident, and then their daughter A Qing was born. Because A Jiao and Weiqiang were not married, A Qing, as an illegal bastard, can not register household and become an ‘illegal resident’. In order to let A Qing could go to school like other children, A Jiao tried many ways to solve her household registry. However, all the replies were same, A Qing cannot register household just because her mother didn’t got the marriage certificate. With a strong desire to let A Qing could have a normal life, at last A Jiao married a local simpleton under the suggestion of the Police Station superintendent just to get a marriage certificate which can use to solve A Qing’s household registry.

Rotterdam’s 39th edition to focus on African cinema

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The International Film Festival Rotterdam announces a first major focus of its 39th edition: ‘Where is Africa?’ This most extensive program devoted to independent African filmmaking at any Western film festival in recent years includes new short and feature length films, live performances, historical films, storyteller's cinema, debates and a series of commissioned films by non-African filmmakers. The 39th IFFR takes places from 27 January up to 7 February 2010. The focus on African cinema, ...

Chloe, by Atom Egoyan, will open the San Sebastian competition

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The Canadian director Atom Egoyan will open the competition at the San Sebastian Film Festival with his film Chloe, starring Liam Neeson, Julianne Moore and Amanda Seyfried. Egoyan, one of the great renovators of modern film language with movies like Exotica (1994), The Sweet Hereafter (1987) or Ararat (2002), will compete for the first time at San Sebastian.Another outstanding name in contemporary cinema, Rodrigo García, will close the Festival with the North American film Mother and Child, st...

Locarno Open Doors Awards 2009

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The awards for the 2009 Open Doors Factory, the Locarno Film Festival’s co-production lab that is organised with support from the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC), were announced on Wednesday August 12. The Winners of the Open Doors Award 2009. From left: YANG Jin, YANG Qing, Isabelle Glachant, WANG Xiaoshuai The 2009 session was devoted to cinema from Greater China. 12 projects, selected out of 114 applications from Mainland China, Hong Kong and Taiwan, participated in the 4...

Seventeen films to compete for the Kutxa-New Directors Award

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Seventeen films to compete for the Kutxa-New Directors Award Directors from 13 countries will contend with their first or second movies for this award carrying 90,000 euros 8/11/2009 Seventeen films from 13 countries will compete for the Kutxa-New Directors Award at the 57th San Sebastian Festival. Fourteen of these titles compose the Zabaltegi-New Directors section, while the other three, 11’e 10 kala / 10 to 11, La mujer sin piano and Yo también (Me too), will participate in...

New Beijing International Movie Festival

The 3rd New Beijing International Movie Festival  - 中外青年电影交流网 continues throughout the Summer and Fall of 2009! We will be presenting all kinds of innovative new foreign and Chinese movies, with filmmakers present to discuss their work.

Video Art Beijing Film Award Tuen Mun HongKong

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One Step Ahead by Silard At Tuen Mun HongKong Video Art Beijing And Tsuen Wan Enterprise Award Event Dec 18 2009 for the movie; The Street's Of Beijing. One Sep Ahead one of the major movie soundtrack written by Silard Somorjay will be performed by the artist silard with other great Video Art Beijing musicians, Nibhana Wada, Jorge Galletti.... The event will follow with Award Ceremony lead by Dao Chin president of Tsuen Wan for the wonderful contribution Alison ...

Film Selection for Karlovy Vary 2009 Festival

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The Karlovy Vary IFF (July 3 - 11, 2009) presents over 220 feature films from all over the world every year. Apart from the films in the special retrospectives, most of the films are screened in the Czech Republic each year for the first time, many of them in their world, international or European premiere as well. This year again, the audience will have chance to see interesting retrospectives and focuses apart from the traditional program sections. Official Selection - Competition ...

Film Selection for Karlovy Vary 2009

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The Karlovy Vary IFF (July 3 - 11, 2009) presents over 220 feature films from all over the world every year. Apart from the films in the special retrospectives, most of the films are screened in the Czech Republic each year for the first time, many of them in their world, international or European premiere as well. This year again, the audience will have chance to see interesting retrospectives and focuses apart from the traditional program sections.Official Selection - CompetitionThe exceptiona...

Cannes 2009: All the Awards

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The official Jury of this 62nd Festival de Cannes, presided by Isabelle Huppert, revealed the Prize winners during the Closing Ceremonies on the evening of May 24th. IN COMPETTION - FEATURE FILMS Palme d'Or DAS WEISSE BAND (The White Ribbon) directed by Michael HANEKE               Grand Prix UN PROPHÈTE (A Prophet) directed by Jacques AUDIARD Lifetime achievement award for his work and his exce...

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