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NEWSLETTER N° 445: December 16, 2009

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.............WELCOME TO OUR NEWSLETTER N° 445: December 16, 2009 Follow this LINK if you cannot read the newsletter properly Contact the Editor, Advertise on the sites. Our newsletter reaches 77 000 film professionnals. COMING SOON THE NEXT FESTIVAL DAILIES ON FEST21.COM We follow 4 000 festivals for you. Stay tuned. _____________________________________________________ FESTIVAL NEWS FROM THE CIRCUIT ...

NEWSLETTER N° 444: December 9, 2009

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.............WELCOME TO OUR NEWSLETTER N° 444: December 9, 2009 Follow this LINK if you cannot read the newsletter properly Contact the Editor, Advertise on the sites. Our newsletter reaches 77 000 film professionnals. COMING SOON THE NEXT FESTIVAL DAILIES ON FEST21.COM We follow 4 000 festivals for you. Stay tuned. _____________________________________________________ FESTIVAL NEWS FROM THE CIRCUIT ...

NEWSLETTER N° 443: December 3, 2009

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.............WELCOME TO OUR NEWSLETTER N° 443: December 3, 2009 Follow this LINK if you cannot read the newsletter properly Contact the Editor, Advertise on the sites. Our newsletter reaches 77 000 film professionnals. COMING SOON THE NEXT FESTIVAL DAILIES ON FEST21.COM Tallinn Black Nights, IDFA, Les Arcs We follow 4 000 festivals for you. Stay tuned. _____________________________________________________ ...

NEWSLETTER N° 442: November 26, 2009

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.............WELCOME TO OUR NEWSLETTER N° 442: November 26, 2009 Follow this LINK if you cannot read the newsletter properly Contact the Editor, Advertise on the sites. Our newsletter reaches 77 000 film professionnals. COMING SOON THE NEXT FESTIVAL DAILIES ON FEST21.COM Tallinn Black Nights, IDFA, Les Arcs We follow 4 000 festivals for you. Stay tuned. _____________________________________________________ FESTI...

IDFA Forum Gathers Doc Pros

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  If you are an industry professional who works in the world of documentaries, it is a pretty sure bet that you are spending this week in Amsterdam at the IDFA International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam. Aside from the hundreds of completed films on display, the Festival sponsors a co-production market for filmmakers to network with potential financiers and distributors for new projects (that will most probably come to IDFA next year as completed films).  IDFA’s annual c...

NEWSLETTER N° 441: November 20, 2009

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.............WELCOME TO OUR NEWSLETTER N° 441: November 20, 2009 Follow this LINK if you cannot read the newsletter properly Contact the Editor, Advertise on the sites. Our newsletter reaches 77 000 film professionnals. COMING SOON THE NEXT FESTIVAL DAILIES ON FEST21.COM Tallinn Black Nights, IDFA, We follow 4 000 festivals. Stay tuned. ____________________________...

The Hedgehog scoops three, but Haro bags best film at Cairo

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The Hedgehog (Le Herisson) scooped three awards in Cairo last night. In only her third film as a director, Mona Achache won the Critics' Prize, Best Director and the Special Jury Prize. The Hedgehog was inspired by the eponymous novel by Muriel Barbery. The screenplay was written by Achache. The film tells the story of Renée Michel a fifty-something female concierge with an insatiable thirst for knowledge and a passion for great works of literature. Paloma is a 12-year...

Interview with Cairo Film Fest President Dr Ezzat-Abou-Ouf

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Cairo International Film Festival president, Dr Ezzat-Abou-Ouf, talks to Jeremy Colson about this year's festival and his hopes for the future. CAIRO ~ 20 November 2009 Could you tell us a bit about yourself, your background? I graduated from medical school but still being young I wanted to practice something more creative than medicine so I enrolled at the conservatoire and learned more about music. After that I played western and jazz music. It was a family affair, me and my si...

Cairo International Film Festival president Dr Ezzat Abou Ouf talks to Filmfestivals.Com

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Cairo International Film Festival president, Dr Ezzat-Abou-Ouf, talks to Jeremy Colson about this year's festival and his hopes for the future.  CAIRO ~ 20 November 2009 Could you tell us a bit about yourself, your background? I graduated from medical school but still being young I wanted to practice something more creative than medicine so I enrolled at the conservatoire and learned more about music. After that I played western and jazz music. It was a family affair, me a...

NEWSLETTER N° 440: November 12, 2009

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.............WELCOME TO OUR NEWSLETTER N° 440: November 12, 2009 Follow this LINK if you cannot read the newsletter properly Contact the Editor, Advertise on the sites. How to use FestivalExpress our new online submission suite for festivals and filmmakers. THE NEXT FESTIVAL DAILIES ON FEST21.COM AFI Fest, Fort Lauderdale, Cairo Fest, Festival d'Arra...

"The Mummy" lives on, thanks to Scorsese

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Shadi Abdel Salam (1930–1986)   CAIRO ~ Though Martin Scorsese had to cancel his visit to Egypt at the last moment, his presence was strongly felt at the Cairo International Film Festival here on Wednesday night when the classic version of The Mummy was screened. If it hadn't been for Scorsese this Egyptian classic might have just crumbled into obscurity, as has much of this country's history But as the result of financial support from the Martrin Scorsese...

Roland Reber-Retrospective at the 40th International Film Festival of India

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The „International Film Festival of India", which is held between the  23rd of november till 3rd of december 2009 in Goa will show for its 40th anniversary a retrospective of director and author Roland Reber: All six movies of wtp international GmbH (director: Roland Reber) will be shown: the room (Das Zimmer; psycho-thriller, 2001) Pentamagica (satiric comedy, 2003) The Dark Side of our inner Space (drama, 2003) 24/7 ...

Cairo movie buffs distracted by the beautiful game

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  CAIRO ¬ The joke going around Cairo today is that the Algerian Tribute in the city's international film festival will be withdrawn if the Algerian football team beats Egypt in this Saturday's crunch game. It is only a joke, but the fact is that even the most ardent of Egypt's film buffs are focused on the crucial world cup qualifier that will see one or the other country through to the World Cup finals in South Africa next year. Punters have commented that the orga...

NEWSLETTER N° 439: November 5, 2009

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..............WELCOME TO OUR NEWSLETTER N° 439: November 5, 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...

Cairo International Film Festival 2009 to be best ever

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THE CAIRO International Film Festival (CIFF) celebrates its 33rd edition this year from November 10 to November 20. In its long history of successes, last year's triumph would be a hard act to follow. Never before had the festival attracted so many international stars. But the organizers say that this year promises to equal and perhaps even surpass last year's event. The CIFF 2009 enjoys the fine backdrop of 100 years of a distinguished film history. It is undoubtedly the oldest a...

The inaugural Doha Tribeca Film Festival PREVIEW

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The inaugural Doha Tribeca Film Festival (DTFF) announced today it will open with a special screening of director Mira Nair's “Amelia,” a thrilling account of legendary aviation pioneer Amelia Earhart starring two-time Academy Award® winner Hilary Swank and Golden Globe® winner Richard Gere. Organizers also revealed the 32 films that will comprise the rest of the Festival’s film slate. 12 of the films have roots in the Middle East and the balance is a diverse selection of acclaimed title...

The inaugural Doha Tribeca Film Festival PREVIEW

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The inaugural Doha Tribeca Film Festival (DTFF) announced today it will open with a special screening of director Mira Nair's “Amelia,” a thrilling account of legendary aviation pioneer Amelia Earhart starring two-time Academy Award® winner Hilary Swank and Golden Globe® winner Richard Gere. Organizers also revealed the 32 films that will comprise the rest of the Festival’s film slate. 12 of the films have roots in the Middle East and the balance is a diverse selection of acclaimed title...

Toronto FF ends with awards

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Although the Toronto International Film Festival does not have a official Competition Section (which distinguishes it from events in Cannes, Berlin, Venice and San Sebastian), there are a few awards announcements to close out the 12 day event. CADILLAC PEOPLE'S CHOICE AWARDS The Cadillac People's Choice Award is voted on by Festival audiences. This year’s award went to Lee Daniels's Precious: Based on the Novel “Push” by Sapphire. Director Lee Daniels' Sundance Film Festival winner is a v...

Toronto FF Ends With Awards

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Although the Toronto International Film Festival does not have a official Competition Section (which distinguishes it from events in Cannes, Berlin, Venice and San Sebastian), there are a few awards announcements to close out the 12 day event. CADILLAC PEOPLE'S CHOICE AWARDS The Cadillac People's Choice Award is voted on by Festival audiences. This year’s award went to Lee Daniels's Precious: Based on the Novel “Push” by Sapphire. Director Lee Daniels' Sundance Film Festival winner is a v...

Toronto FF Ends With Awards

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  by Sandy Mandelberger, Festival Dailies Editor Although the Toronto International Film Festival does not have a official Competition Section (which distinguishes it from events in Cannes, Berlin, Venice and San Sebastian), there are a few awards announcements to close out the 12 day event. CADILLAC PEOPLE'S CHOICE AWARDS The Cadillac People's Choice Award is voted on by Festival audiences. This year’s award went to Lee Daniels's Precious: Based on the Novel “Push...

Abu Dhabi's Film Festival Announces its Narrative & Documentary Feature Selections

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Egypt's The Traveler (Al Mosafer) with Omar Sharif to screen as Opening Night Gala The Middle East International Film Festival (MEIFF) today unveiled the lineup of the feature-length narratives and documentaries that will compete for Black Pearl Awards worth over $1 million during the upcoming Festival. Presented by the Abu Dhabi Authority for Culture and Heritage, this year's MEIFF will run from October 8 to 17. Peter Scarlet, the festival's new Executive Director commented, "...

Canadian Films In The Spotlight at Toronto Fest

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The 34th Toronto International Film Festival which opens on Thursday evening is a golden opportunity for Canadian filmmakers, producers and distributors to showcase their latest work for the international guests that will begin arriving. A stunning number of new Canadian films are making their debuts at the event. Most are World or North American Premieres. No Canadian survey is complete without a film from Canada's film laureate Atom Egoyan. His newest film CHLOE, starring Julianne Moore and Li...

Canadian Films In The Spotlight

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  by Sandy Mandelberger, Festival Dailies Editor The 34th Toronto International Film Festival which opens on Thursday evening is a golden opportunity for Canadian filmmakers, producers and distributors to showcase their latest work for the international guests that will begin arriving. A stunning number of new Canadian films are making their debuts at the event. Most are World or North American Premieres. No Canadian survey is complete without a film from Canada's film laureate Atom Egoyan. His...

Toronto FF Offers Canadian Cream Of The Crop

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  CHLOE (Atom Egoyan)  by Sandy Mandelberger, Festival Dailies Editor While the Toronto International Film Festival, which opens next week, is the very definition of an international event, with almost every filmmaking country on the planet represented somewhere in its vast program, it has a special place in its heart for its homegrown cinema. Not only does the Festival embrace its native talents but it realizes that it provides an important showcase for visiting distributo...

17. Filmfest Hamburg: films in the focus of "Vibrant Metropolises"

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From 24th September to 3rd October 2009 the 17th Filmfest Hamburg focuses in on films treating the topic of "Vibrant Metropolises". Claus Friede, the curator of the Focus' section, says that the selection of 12 international feature and documentary films presents: "metropolises of extreme contrasts. The films contain social criticism, deal with radical strategies of survival, and depict breathless hypermodernity alongside urban traditions that have developed over centuries." Festival Director Al...
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