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The third Zagreb Film Festival concluded

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The third Zagreb Film Festival, from 17 to 22. October 2005, hosted by the City of Zagreb, presents films by studio or independent filmmakers, is devoted to the exhibition of three-category feature film, short film and documentary film, as well as other aspects of the film and multimedia projects. The premises of this center had a sort of artistic dynamics and beside students, it is primarily intended for other generations as a meeting place for contemplating new creative potentials. Besides the...

Sport Movies & TV 2005 – 23rd Milano FICTS Festival kicks in

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Sport Movies & TV 2005 – 23rd Milano International FICTS Festival”, organized by FICTS (Federation Internationale Cinema Television Sportifs, recognised by IOC – 94 member countries) has been presented to press by the Festival Director and FICTS International President, Prof. Franco Ascani.Festival seat will be Palazzo ai Giureconsulti in Piazza Mercanti 2 in Milan.“Sport Movies & TV 2005” 6 days of Sport, Cinema and TV from all over the world, will be held from the 27th of October to ...

Zhang Yimou guest at Hawai Fest

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25th LOUIS VUITTON Hawaii International Film Festival October 20 - 30, 2005 Zhang Yimou, director of 'HERO', confirms attendance at the 25th Louis Vuitton Hawaii International Film Festival. Two-time Academy Award® nominee, Zhang Yimou will be receiving LVHIFF’s prestigious Lifetime Achievement Award."Zhang Yimou is widely recognized as one of the world’s top film directors and it’s very special having Mr. Zhang at LVHIFF our 25th anniversary," said Chuck Boller, Executive Director of th...

Gdynia Blues on the Baltic

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GDYNIA -- BLUES ON THE BALTICAlex Deleon, Sept. 15Although there are no international or Hollywood stars prancing around the premises there are enough Polish film celebrities and industry VIPs in attendance, and the 30th Jubilee mood is so high that the local papers have picked up the catch-phrase "Cannes on the Baltic". One reason for the upbeat atmosphere is the announcement by festival artistic director Maceij Karpinski, that after many years of quibbling and struggling the new Polish Cinema...

Italian Cinema Worldwide roundtable in Venice from Media Salles

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Presentation in Venice of the MEDIA Salles’ new initiative “Italian Cinema Worldwide”Greater cohesion between the various components of the film’s life cycle, in order to reach shared objectives: this is what was demanded by many at Venice in Cinecittà Holding’s “Spazio Cinema Incontri”, during the round table presenting the special issue of MEDIA Salles’ Newsletter “European Cinema Journal” (hereattached), devoted to the initiative Italian Cinema Worldwide, for the promotio...

Fantoche: an animated treat for the eyes

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An animated dish for the eyes From September 6 to 11, Fantoche, the biggest animation show in Switzerland, will conquer the cinematic screens of Baden and celebrate its 10th anniversary. From early morning until late at night, 515 short and feature films from 37 countries will be presented in four cinemas. 20’000 visitors and many national and international guests are expected to attend. This year’s anniversary edition of Fantoche will provide its audience with a rich programme, a true eye c...

Newport International Film Festival all set for next week

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The 2005 Newport International Film Festival, the 8th Annual event, will get underway Tuesday, June 7th – 12th, 2005, and run for six glorious days and nights of entertaining films, informative symposiums, and, of course, those glamorous Newport parties. The Festival atmosphere is relaxed, yet filled with all the enchantment, energy, and excitement of Hollywood. The Newport International Film Festival draws filmmakers and celebrities from around the world. This year the festival will honor wri...

2nd Warsaw jewish film fest concluded

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2ND WARSAW JEWISH FILM FESTIVAL (MAY 19 -- 25, 2005)A ROUSING SUCCESSBy Alex Deleon-PevnyThe second convening of the new International Jewish Film Festival in Warsaw proved to be an even bigger success than the first edition a year ago. The official Polish designation, directly translated, comes out as "The Warsaw International Film Festival on Jewish Motifs" which seems to leave room for a broad interpretation of just what it is that counts as a "Jewish film". Indeed, as we shall see, some of ...

Newport International Film Festival highlights

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The 2005 Newport International Film Festival, the 8th Annual event, will get underway Tuesday, June 7th – 12th, 2005, and run for six days and nights of entertaining films, informative symposiums, and, of course, those glamorous Newport parties. The Festival atmosphere is relaxed, yet filled with all the enchantment, energy, and excitement of Hollywood. This year the festival will honor writer/director/actor/musician Michael McKean with the annual Claiborne Pell Award for Lifetime Achievement....

X|Media|Lab International Lab in Singapore

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X|Media|Lab Professional Day Conference - June 15th X|Media|Lab International Lab - June 16-17th X|Media|Lab (and the Pro Day Conference) will take place June 15-17th at the Singapore Exhibition Centre alongside the huge Broadcast Asia trade show which also includes summits on Digital Broadcasting, Digital Cinema, Interactive Television, Mobile Content, Animation, Computer Graphics, and Games.The theme for the first X|Media|Lab in Singapore is primarily for companies and project teams developing...

Far East Film Festival, Udine Italy

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It is the largest panorama of Asian film in the world, and it starts April 22 and runs through April 29. The opening film: "A World Without Thieve"s, by Feng Xiaogang, China, stars mainland China’s Ge You, Hong Kong’s Andy Lau, and Taiwan’s René Liu Ruo-ying. Mystery, comedy, action adventure, spiritual odyssey, romance--all rolled into one film by China's box office master Feng Xiaogang! The film involves a train ride with a Buddhist temple painter and a band of thieves. The love story b...

Golden Horse Film Festival 2005

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As always, the festival took place in November, in Taipei. This year the festival was held between November 25th and December 5th, it screened 113 feature films from 20 countries and 78 short films from 18 countries. The 2004 edition of the festival also reached out to Taichung, where a selection of the films was presented and where the award ceremony took place.The outstanding revelation was “Kekexili: Mountain Patrol”(可可西里) by Chinese director Lu Chuan (陸...

Créteil Films de Femmes Festival Honors Asian Women Directors

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The 27th international women's film festival held outside Paris in Créteil that ran March 11- 20 demonstrates that the panorama of world cinema featuring powerful portraits of women continues. This under the excellent eye of director Jackie Buet! A first for the festival was the invitation of some of the Asian countries for a special spotlight on women filmmakers for that regions. For the first time also, a spotlight on experimental work by Maria Klonaris and Katerina Thomadaki. The two Greek ...

Reaping the bonus harvest on Getaway dayin Berlin

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REAPING THE BONUS HARVEST ON "GETAWAY DAY" IN BERLINAlthough the festival officially ended on Saturday with the distribution of the Golden and Silver Bear awards, the real "getaway day" was Sunday, with a full schedule of repeat screenings at all festival venues for the benefit of fans and professionals who were unable to get around to all the films they needed to see in the hectic ten days preceding. Without the distraction of press conferences, cocktail receptions and other side-bar events to...

Berlin Forum Focuses on Innovative Debuts

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Pop Art and Politics – the Forum Focuses on Innovative DebutsThe program of the 35th International Forum of New Cinema presents itself in leaner, rejuvenated form. Reducing the selection of films by more than a quarter in comparison with earlier years focuses the gaze on essentials: an innovative, global filmmaking eager to experiment and take unconventional paths outside the mainstream. The program, consisting of 39 feature and documentary films, including 16 debut works, is presenting 24 wor...

Architecture on Film Features at Adelaide Film Fest

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The 2005 Adelaide Film Festival has announced the inclusion of a major new programming strand to examine architecture and the built environment.Entitled Architecture and Film, the strand will run from 24 February to 3 March and has been made possible through funding from the Department of Environment and Heritage. The program includes features, documentaries and short films from around the world and a FREE public forum conducted by Stephen Loo, Director of the Architecture Program of the Univers...

Christie's Vice President EMEA : Dale Miller,

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Christie is a global leader in the manufacture of visual solutions for business, entertainment and industry.Interview with Dale Miller, Vice President EMEA at recent SATIS french trade show.Terms like d-cinema and e-cinema are often over-used and have lost some of their meaning. Christie became the first licensee of DLP Cinema technology IN 2000, the only digital display technology currently endorsed by Hollywood and the first to develop a 2K digital cinema projector using this technology for di...

Pelé will open Sport Movies & TV 2004

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PELÈ AND ATHENS OLYMPIC GAMES OPEN UP “SPORT MOVIES & TV 2004” Adhesions are literally falling down on "Sport Movies & TV 2004 – 22nd International Festival” just a few days before its start. The Festival, organized by IOC-endorsed Federation Internationale Cinema Television Sportifs (FICTS), will be held from October 29 until November 3 in Milan and will have 204 films and videos competing, selected from the 981 sent from 42 Countries. On October 29, European Premiere for the media wit...

NY Fest about Asian and Latin American Influences

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NEW YORK FILM FESTIVAL----ASIAN AND LATIN AMERICAN INFLUENCESAs the New York Film Festival enters its final week, it continues its marathon of remarkable films from around the world. The Festival’s strong affinity for European and American Independent cinema has already been discussed, but among its most astonishing discoveries are new films from a variety of Asian and Latin American filmmakers.The new Asian Cinema continues to produce wondrous new talents, and this year’s Festival is highli...

Dragons & Tigers awards from Vancouver

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2004 DRAGONS & TIGERS AWARDFor the eleventh year running, the Festival is pleased to offer the Dragons & Tigers Award for Young Cinema to the most creative and innovative feature by a new director from the Asia-Pacific region. The award is given to a first or second feature. We're very grateful to Brad Birarda of Dundee Securities for continuing to sponsor this award, and the series as a whole.The award - which will again include a $5,000 prize to the director - was announced before the 7:00 p...

Cala My Dog gets 9 Chinese awards nominations

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CALA, MY DOG! Wins Five Chinese Film Media Awards For Celestial PicturesCala, My Dog!, won in five of the nine categories that the film was nominated at the 4th Annual Chinese Film Media Awards. The awards ceremony was held in Shenzhen, China on 25 April, 2004. The five awards Cala swept home for Celestial were:Best FilmBest Director: Lu XuechangBest Actor: Ge YouBest Supporting Actress: Li QinqinMost Popular Actor in the Mainland (Silver): Ge You A delighted William Pfeiffer, CEO of Celestial ...

Cala My Dog receives 9 chinese nominations

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Celestial Pictures Receives Nine Nominations For Prestigious Chinese Media Film Media Award For CALA, MY DOG!Ever since the world premiere of Cala, My Dog! in May 2003, at the Berlin Film Festival, the Mainland-produced drama has gone on to win the phenomenal acclaim of critics and has touched the hearts of audiences worldwide. It has been announced that Cala, My Dog! has earned an outstanding nine 'Chinese Film Media Awards' nominations for Celestial Pictures. The 'Chinese Film Media Awards' ...

Skip City D Cinema Festival

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SKIP CITY INTERNATIONAL D-CINEMA FESTIVAL will be held at SKIP CITY as the main venue in Kawaguchi City, Saitama Prefecture from March 20th to March 28th, 2004.The festival aims to discover new talents, and contribute to the future development of the digital film and cinema industry internationally. The festival wishes that both the participants and audiences will together experience the charms of digital cinema introduced in Kawaguchi this spring.This event celebrates the launch of the first SK...

Stuggart gets animated early April

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12th Stuttgart International Festival of Animated FilmFrom 1st – 6th April 2004 Stuttgart will once again be the Mecca of animated film. The International Festival of Animated Film, which was founded in 1982, is now entering its twelfth year. With over 40,000 visitors, the world’s second largest festival for animated film is the most important event of its kindin Germany.Over 1,200 film entries means that a new record has been set compared with the last Festival (932 entries). Concentrated a...

Fest goes digital

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54th Berlin International Film Festival goes digital Worldwide digitalization has also brought changes to the cinema. Not only are more and more films digitally processed but they are also digitally produced and projected. With the advancement of digital cinema, the Berlin International Film Festival has increasingly turned to using digital projection for its movies. Ten festival cinemas are now equipped with digital projectors. Whereas the Zoo-Palast went digital some time ago, the Berlin Inter...

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