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Zagreb Film Festival Golden Bear for Serbia

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Stefan Arsenijevic’s “Love and Other Crimes” on Zagreb Film Festival 2008 www.zagrebfilmfestival.com represented Serbian film. On one way, generally speaking, it’s a typical Serbian film, showing general depressive atmosphere in Serbia nowadays, with alienated people, spared from direct impact of a civil war but self-destructive on the other way.  As it is a Serbian/German/Austrian/Slovenian co-production film still represents Serbia.  It is happening in Belgrade’s so call...

Athens ANIMFEST is preparing the 4th edition

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The 4th Athens ANIMFEST will be held on March, 19-22, 2009. Athens ANIMFEST establish the following awards: - GRAND PRIX «Athena»- 2nd AWARD- 3rd AWARDCall for entry on http://www.fest21.com/en/user/animfestInternational : GET TO KNOW THE NEIGHBOURS!The European Animation Center through its activity “Get to know the neighbours!” supports the collaboration among the South East European countries by establishing the following:- “Nassos Vakalis” PRIZE FOR THE BEST EASTERN EUROPEAN ANIMATO...

The 11th United Nations Association Film Festival (UNAFF): the mission

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The 11th United Nations Association Film Festival (UNAFF), originally conceived to celebrate the fiftieth anniversary of the signing of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. It was created with the help of members of the Stanford Film Society and United Nations Association Midpeninsula Chapter, a grassroots, community-based, nonprofit organization, and has continued to grow ever since. The 11th UNAFF will be held from October 19-26, 2008 at Stanford University including screenings in Palo...

Menahem GOLAN Jury member of the Official Competition CAMERA 300

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The International Jury of the Official Competition CAMERA 300 at the 29th International Cinematographers’ Film Festival MANAKI BROTHERS will be composed of the following members:Christian BERGER, Cinematographer (Austria) – President of the JuryHe is one of the leading Austrian cinematographers, also working as director, writer, producer, actor and professor at the Vienna Film Academy. He became world wide famous by working with the leading Austrian director Michael Haneke. He developed the ...

European Film Awards - The Selection has 44 titles

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 EUROPEAN FILM AWARDS 2008in alphabetical order (please note that articles (a, the/le, la/el, il, etc) are ignored)3 DIAS (Before the Fall), Spaindirected by Francisco Javier Gutierrezwritten by Juan Velarde & F. Javier Gutierrezproduced by Maestranza Films, Green Moon Prod., PentagramaSynopsis: What would you do if the world was going to end in 72 hours? What would your neighbours, your family, the whole world do? The Secretary General of the Council of Nations has announced that a giganti...

Lincoln Center presents At the Crossroads: Slovenian Cinema

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Presented by the Film Society of Lincoln Center in collaboration with the Slovenian Film Fund.Walter Reade TheaterJuly 16 - 22At the Crossroads: Slovenian Cinema - more than a dozen classic and contemporary films that chart Slovenian cinema’s uplifting success story will be presented in a weeklong retrospective by the Film Society of Lincoln Center in collaboration with the Slovenian Film Fund at the Walter Reade Theater July 16-22, 2008. Director Marko Nabersnik and author, film writer, and ...

NEWSLETTER N° 355: March 12, 2008

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AWARDS THE AWARDS WATCH ON FEST21.COM Oscar and more SXSW Film Announces Festival Winners Cinequest 18 Wraps Indian Film Festival of Los Angeles Awards Cinequest Awards European Cinema wins in Fantasporto 2008 Cinequest 18 Awards Announced ------------------------------ FESTIVAL DAILIES This...

NEWSLETTER N° 343: December 13, 2007

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FESTIVALS AGENDA SUBMISSION CALENDARS Festivals calling for your films... This week, this month... BABELGUM ONLINE FILM FESTIVAL Submit by February 15, 2008 Join the competition now to enter your film for the Babelgum Online Film Festival competition awards. Spike Lee chairs a ju...

Thirty sixth edition of Belgrade Fest 2008

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The thirty sixth edition of the International Film Festival in Belgrade Serbia, FEST 2008 (22nd of February-2nd of March) display latest films of the world in nowadays (art film and commercial film), this time putting Serbian cinematography into the European culture. With its top program FEST08 walks into his 36 years of existence with over 100 guests from the domestic and international film industry. The guest of honor however, Volker Schlondorff has opened the festival with his latest film “...

LOOKING EAST: The Cinema of Goran Paskaljevic

 Wednesday, January 9-------The cinema of Eastern Europe is one of the world’s most complex and rewarding for filmgoers willing to take the journey into the hearts and minds of its singular film artists. Among the most idiosyncratic of these talents is Goran Paskaljevic, one of Europe’s most respected and critically acclaimed directors. While New York audiences may have caught a few of this iconoclastic director’s choice films at film festivals over the years, the Museum of Modern Art (Mo...

LOOKING EAST: The Cinema of Goran Paskaljevic

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The cinema of Eastern Europe is one of the world’s most complex and rewarding for filmgoers willing to take the journey into the hearts and minds of its singular film artists. Among the most idiosyncratic of these talents is Goran Paskaljevic, one of Europe’s most respected and critically acclaimed directors. While New York audiences may have caught a few of this iconoclastic director’s choice films at film festivals over the years, the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) is offering the first maj...

Taking a control- A New Author Film Festival

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Unlike 90s when Belgrade’s Author Film Festival started career, today New Author Film Festival 2007 depicts one of a popular cultural events in the city of Belgrade. Only Belgrade in Serbia today has about 7 film festival events occurring during entire year and every each of them has to fight for his audience. Even so, if this festival (exists 13 years) is not the brand new anymore, and regarding the heavy competition and size of the budget, it recorded a massive sale, a 20 000 tickets sold. T...

Interview with Enki Billal, Guest of The New Author Festival in Belgrade

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Enki Billal (Guest of honor of The New Author Festival in Belgrade 2007)Enki Bilal made 3 separate retro-futuristic universes of his comic books and now he remixes his 3 last feature animation films into a one called “Cinemonster”. The film is not meant to be shown in cinemas but more like a unique performed experiment, followed by DJ performance Goran Vejvoda in front of the screen. Can you tell us something about financing of the “Cinemonster” film?-I was suggested a free shooting and ...

Interview with Ron Holloway Guest of Belgrade’s New Author Film Festival

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Ron Holloway :(Guest of honor of Belgrade’s New Author Film Festival 2007) -On Internet it is said you are an expert for German film, you live in Berlin for very long time?-I have been writing my dissertation of cinema on Dryer or Bergman and I was very happy when I got my first job and I was said that I could go anywhere Eastern from Berlin, not only German Cinema and everywhere Eastern from my territory (USA). And, first of all, German Cinema at time was in the revolution. I just arrived to ...

Belgrade Auteur Fim Fest awards Californian Dreamin'

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Cristian Nemescu's Romanian traqi-comedy CALIFORNIAN DREAMIN' took the Alexsander Sasa Petrovic award for best film at the 13th Auteur Film Festival in Belgrade (Nov 27 - Dec 4). Ozer Kizilitan's courageous tale of religious Zealotry in modern day Turkey TAKVA won the Freedom of Artistic Expression Award and Anton Corbijn's Joy Division biopic CONTROL recieved the Special Prize of the Jury.The jury of the festival, US critic Ron Holloway, British director Julian Richards and Serbian director Srd...

Montréal’s image+nation LGBT film festival

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image+nation, Montréal’s international LGBT film festival, celebrates two decades of cultural [r_evolution] with a mind-blowing 20th edition from November 15 to 25, 2007 Montréal, Thursday, November 1st 2007 – image+nation, Canada’s oldest and largest LGBT film festival, will cap off two remarkable decades of vibrant queer cinema when its 20th edition unspools in Montréal from November 15 to 25. What a core group of relentlessly devoted LGBT community organizers, artists and academics ...

Montréal’s image+nation LGBT film festival

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image+nation, Montréal’s international LGBT film festival, celebrates two decades of cultural [r_evolution] with a mind-blowing 20th edition from November 15 to 25, 2007Montréal, Thursday, November 1st 2007 – image+nation, Canada’s oldest and largest LGBT film festival, will cap off two remarkable decades of vibrant queer cinema when its 20th edition unspools in Montréal from November 15 to 25. What a core group of relentlessly devoted LGBT community organizers, artists and academics es...

Zagreb Fest day 4: debutant and winners unite

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On the fourth day of the Festival new authors whose films are on today’s program introduced themselves to the press. Shira Geffen, director of 'Jellyfish', came to Zagreb without her husband Etgar Keret, film co-director and author of a short story turned into a film by Goran Dukić, 'Wristcutters: A Love Story' Shira, who also wrote the screenplay for 'Jellyfish' began by saying: 'So far I've worked in theatre, this is my first excursion into the world of film. Theater direction is simple...

Feature and short film competition at Cotbus: look East

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17. FilmFestival Cottbus - Festival of East European Cinema: 6.-10.11.200780 The festival will feature films from 25 countries and explore everyday life and visions of our East European neighbours1. The feature film and short feature competitions Ten films from ten countries of Eastern Europe were nominated for the feature film competition. Eight of the selected films will have their German premiere in Cottbus. This year's focus region of ex-Yugoslavia will also have a particularly high profile ...

The Film Financing Circle (FFC) in the inaugural Middle East International Film Festival in Abu Dhabi

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The Film Financing Circle (FFC) is an integral program in the inaugural Middle East International Film Festival in Abu Dhabi and takes place from October 15 – 17, 2007 at the Emirates Palace. The FFC today announced two-time Academy AwardÒ-winner Paul Haggis will teach a master writing class for 50 exceptionally talented filmmakers, that is sure to provide an engaging discussion about socially and politically astute filmmaking in the Middle East.  Haggis’ writing credits include Academy Aw...

The Film Financing Circle panels in Abu Dhabi

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The Film Financing Circle (FFC) is an integral program in the inaugural Middle East International Film Festival in Abu Dhabi and takes place from October 15 – 17, 2007 at the Emirates Palace. The FFC today announced two-time Academy AwardÒ-winner Paul Haggis will teach a master writing class for 50 exceptionally talented filmmakers, that is sure to provide an engaging discussion about socially and politically astute filmmaking in the Middle East. Haggis’ writing credits include Academy Awa...

The EDN Award 2007

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The EDN Award 2007 is presented to Svetlana & Zoran Popović from Belgrade, Serbia. They receive the award for their energetic and outstanding contribution to building and supporting the documentary culture in and around Belgrade and Serbia. The award will be presented on Friday March 23rd at 19:30 at an award reception at the international documentary pitching session Docs in Thessaloniki. Coming from the state television TV Belgrade in 1990, Svetlana & Zoran Popović were the driving f...

Belgrade International Film Festival wrap story

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The 35th Belgrade International Film Festival FEST 2007 was (as every year), prepared and organized with great care and attention. Regarding the fact that this festival is one of the most important cultural events in Serbia, it is indeed, recognizable the maximum improvement of overall quality of the program and the highest possible level in organization, in every segment. The guest of honor of FEST 2007, was Bob Rafelson an exceptional director with nominated four Academy Awards and manager of ...

Wide's World Premières Buried Dreams / Dreams of Dust, directed by Laurent Salgues in Sundance

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Wide Management line up for Sundance Film Festival 2007. Agathe Valentin, in charge of the International Sales, will be attending the Sundance Film Festival from the 24th to the 28th of January 2007 where Wide Management will be presenting in the World Dramatic Competition Section: Buried Dreams / Dreams of Dust, directed by Laurent Salgues, coproduction between France, Canada and Burkina Faso, starring Makena Diop, Rasmané Ouedraogo, Fatou Tall-Salgues. World Première at the Sundance Film ...

Göteborg International Film Festival Program reveiled

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The festival of 2007 offers 450 short, feature and documentary films, from a total of 65 countries, during ten days. The opening film will be Klaus Härö’s The New Man. It is also the first film screened in the Nordic competition. The closing film will be Leaps & Bounds by Petter Næss with Peter Stormare among the actors. This year The Göteborg International Film Festival focuses on five countries in two sections; Vietnam in ”Viewing Vietnam” - and Bosnia, Croatia and Serbia in ...
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