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Denver Film Festival (SDFF29) line up

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The 29th Starz Denver Film Festival (SDFF29), produced by the Denver Film Society, rolls out the red carpet November 9 - 19, 2006. This year’s festival features a Salute to Canadian Cinema and will screen over 200 films with 14 premieres (2 world premieres, 5 North American premieres and 8 U.S premieres). 29 countries are represented this year: Argentina, Austria, Canada, China, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Great Britain, India, Iran, Israel, Italy, Japan, Latvia, Mongoli...

Full Programme of FilmFestival Cottbus

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More than 100 films from 23 countries for the Festival of East European Cinema, which is being held from November 14 to 18. 1. Feature Film and Short Film Competitions – diverse and subtle Ten films from eight countries were nominated for the Feature Film Competition, of which nine will be having their international or German premiere in Cottbus. Bulgaria and Romania are particularly strongly represented here with two films each - which can be regarded as the undisputed proof for the new depa...

London Mayor's office backs up filminute winner

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MAYOR'S OFFICE BACKS FILMINUTE 2006 WINNER AS WAY TO EDUCATE YOUTH ON KNIFE CRIME UK Filmmaker Wins Public Vote for Best One-Minute Film in International Film Festival with a film dedicated to Kiyan Prince 23rd October 2006UK Filmmaker and graphic designer Wayne Campbell, 37, from South East London, has taken home the People’s Choice Award for his compelling and poetic documentary, It Could Be. The film takes on the issue of knife violence and is delivered as a spoken word plea interspe...

Film Forum in New York to screen Documentaries from Soros/Sundance Doc Fund

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The Open Society Institute and Sundance Institute today announced a series of 19 international documentaries that will be screened at Film Forum in New York City, October 26-29, 2006. The Soros/Sundance Documentary Fund: A 10th Anniversary Film Series, showcases provocative social justice and human rights documentaries made with support from the fund. These works attest to the rich artistic and political expression of the filmmakers and demonstrate the power of cinematic storytelling to bring a...

Copenhagen jury has announced the winners

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Copenhagen International Film Festival 2006 has found the winners of The Golden Swan. The winners are appointed by the international jury, which was made up of five known personalities from the European film industry.Ghita Nørby was heading the jury, which also consisted of the cinematographer Robby Müller from the Netherlands, the director Pawel Pawlikowski from the United Kingdom, the director Kornél Mundruczó from Hungary and the actress Tuva Novotny from Sweden.The main award at the Cope...

Antalya favours East Europeans in US$400,000 festival-prize bonanza

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ANTALYA, Turkey ~ A Romanian movie called The Paper Will Be Blue picked up the top international prize of US$75,000 for Best Foreign Film at the 43rd Antalya Film Festival, while Best National Film and US$100,000 went to the owners of Destiny.In a night that gave particular recognition to East European films about change following the collapse of communism, some 33 awards were made and US$400,000 given away in cash prizes at a magnificently well-organised closing ceremony on Saturday night (23 S...

The Selection of European Film Awards contenders: best from Europe

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EUROPEAN FILM AWARDS 2006Herewith the Selection in alphabetical order of film contending for best from European productions.9-YA ROTA (9th Company), Russia/Ukraine/Finlanddirected by Fyodor Bondarchukproduced by Slovo/Art Pictures/STS TV Channel/Ukraine Media Group/1 + 1 TV Channel/Matila Röhr Productions OyA FOST SAU N-A FOST (12:08 East Of Bucharest), Romaniadirected by Corneliu Porumboiuproduced by 42 Km FilmÄIDEISTÄ PARHAIN (Mother Of Mine), Finlanddirected by Klaus Häröproduced by MRP ...

Toronto Opens with The Journals of Knud Rasmussen

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Toronto Opens 2006 Festival with World Premiere of “The Journals of Knud Rasmussen”The largest and one of the most respected Film Festivals in the world will open its doors to the public with Zacharias Kunuk and Norman Cohn's “The Journals of Knud Rasmussen". Their last film "Atanarjuat (The Fast Runner),” had won the Camera D'or in Cannes and then the prize for best Canadian film here in Toronto in 2001. Festival Co-Director Noah Cowan felt that this was one of the most important film...

The Films in Competition at Milano Fest

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Milano Film Festival - eleventh edition 15 - 24 September 2006The Films in CompetitionOne year of commitment. A thorough search among film schools, producers, distributors and independent festivals.From Mexico to Korea, from South Africa to Finland, from the United States to Palestine, from New Zealand to India, from Chiapas to France.More than 2000 films have been submitted from over 90 countries: among them, the selection committee has chosen the films that will take part in this year's editio...

The Brussels European Film Festival Awards

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The Brussels European Film Festival at Flagey closed down this Saturday July 8 with an Award ceremony that was presented by the gorgeous Italian actress Chiara Caselli, with Dominique Janne (festival director) and Jan De Clercq (program director) by her side. After the ceremony, the audience could enjoy the magnificent Mother of Mine of Finnish director Klaus Häro. Looking back on this past edition, the festival can only be pleased by its achievements. And it must be said that the competition ...

Rumanian film wins Europa Cinemas Label in Cannes

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Corneliu Porumboiu's feature film directorial debut, the Rumanian comedy 12:08 East of Bucharest (A Fost sau n-a fost?) was awarded the Europa Cinemas Label today by a jury of Europa Cinemas exhibitors at the closing ceremony of the Directors' Fortnight/Quinzaine des Réalisateurs. Written, directed and produced by Corneliu Porumboiu, 12:08 East Of Bucharest stars Mircea Andreescu, Teo Corban, and Ion Sapdaru. It's December 22. It's been sixteen years since the Revolution, and Christmas is app...

DaKINO delivers Matchpoint in its 15th Anniversary

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DaKINO delivers Matchpoint in its 15th Anniversary International Film Festival of BucharestCongratulations DaKINO. 15 years and going strong.The people of Bucharest are crowding the cinemas to see a diverse collection of award winning short film dramas and documentaries in competition for theprestigious DaKINO awards, plus several notable feature films screening out of competition.Over 500 people last night overcrowded the Auditorium Hall of the National Museum of Art to see the first screening...

The Film Festival Münster awards Live and Become

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The First European Feature Film Award for Best Director went to Radu Mihaileanu At the 11th Film Festival Münster which drew to a close yesterday, the Romanian director Radu Mihaileanu won the first European Feature Film Prize for Best Director for his film ‘Va, vis et deviens / Live and Become’. The award is endowed with a prize money of EUR 10,000. According to the verdict of the five-member European jury the prize went to Mihaileanu’s film because of the ‘outstanding way in which the...

Death of Mr. Lazarescu by Cristi Puiu Wins Un Certain Regard

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The Death of Mr. Lazarescu from Romanian director Cristi Puiu was awarded the Un Certain Regard-Fondation GAN Prize, bestowed by the Jury headed by American director Alexander Payne. This sort of road-movie in an ambulance follows the nighttime trip of 63-year-old Mr. Lazarescu, who is sick and living alone in an apartment with three cats. La Fondation GAN pour le Cinéma, in association with the Un Certain Regard section, awarded this prize worth 30,000 euros to the French distributor of the fi...

Coppola (Bruno) Comes To Salford Film Festival…

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Yes, everyone’s heard of Francis Ford Coppola – The Godfather, Apocalypse Now and Dracula – but his cousin, Bruno Coppola, has been quietly making a name for himself, winning 15 awards at 62 film festivals in twelve countries.He was the music producer and one of the writers on Godfather III, and was `in charge’ of Al Pacino. But Bruno is best known for his incredible short film, Stuff That Bear! Shot in Romania, starring the country’s most famous actress, Stuff That Bear! was premiered...

Alan Parker heads Moscow Jury

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Moscow festival jury members:MAIN COMPETITIONAlan PARKER — Chairman, director (United Kingdom) Jerzy STUHR — actor, director (Poland) Boris AKUNIN — author (Russia) Armen MEDVEDEV — film critic, film producer (Russia) Barbara SUKOWA — actress (Germany) Humbert BALSAN — film producer (France) COMPETITION PERSPECTIVESAlexei UCHITEL — Chairman, director, producer (Russia) Diana DUMBRAVA — actress (Romania) Stefan LAUDYN — festival director (Pola...

Salento Fest lines up 26 shorts from 15 countries

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THE SALENTO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (SIFF) ANNOUNCES THE SELECTED SHORT-FILMS "THE WORLD IN SHORT" COMPETITION, The Salento International Film Festival (SIFF) here proudly announces the Short-Films that have been selected for competition "THE WORLD IN SHORT" and the change of dates due to the high demand to submit films. The new date is September 18 - 26 to be held in Tricase, Lecce, Italy. http://www.salentofilmfestival.comTHE GRAND FESTIVAL: A CELEBRATION OF THE WORLD CINEMA The Sa...

LAIFA shorts films selection

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The Los Angeles Italian Film Awards here announce the Short-Films that have been selected for competition at LAIFAFEST 2004, in April 20 - 24 at the ArcLight Cinemas in Hollywood. This years selection was very tough. We received well over 85 short-film entries, and all had an exceptional high quality."I would like to thank all the filmakers who sent in their short films, say festival director Luigi Campanile and I feel very sorry we're not able show all the high quality entries we received. But...

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