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EFA Board members Elected for 2012

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The President: Wim Wenders, Director, Germany Wim Wenders attended the Academy of Film & Television in Munich, worked as a film critic for various German publications, and was a founding member of Filmverlag der Autoren. In 1976 he set up his own production company, Road Movies, and, in 2002, Reverse Angle. Often hailed as one of the most important German directors on the international scene, Wenders has received various international awards, including the Golden Lion (TH...

Reklamefilmpreis 2012 Frankfurt am Main

Reklamefilmpreis - FrankfurtFestival 2012 Jedes Jahr werden in Deutschland Werbefilme für das Kino und Fernsehen produziert und hinter jedem Film stehen professionelle Menschen, die ihr Herzblut und ihre ganze Energie in die Produktion der Filme gesteckt haben. Der Reklamefilmpreis kürt die besten und künstlerisch außergewöhnlichsten Leistungen im Zusammenhang mit der Herstellung von Werbefilmen. Er dokumentiert die Wettbewerbsfähigkeit und Kreativität deutscher Werbefilme und ist damit einer der bedeutendsten Filmpreise der Werbefilmbranche. Ausgezeichnet werden die Person, die für den Erfolg der Filme gearbeitet haben. Dabei spielen die einzelnen Menschen hinter Kamera eine wesentliche Rolle. Es ist ein Preis der das Talent von Textern, Regisseuren, Kameramännern und -Frauen, Art Directors etc. anerkennt und ihre weitere Entwicklung fördert. In 15 Kategorien wird der Preis an die außergewöhnlichsten Leistungen verliehen. Einreichen können alle selbstständig Kreativschaffenden der Werbefilmbranche sowie Werbeagenturen, Werbefilmproduktionen, Kameraleute, Musikproduktionen, Postproduktionen, Tonstudios und Hochschulen aus Deutschland, Österreich und der Schweiz. Eingereicht werden kann bis zum 1. August 2012 Der Reklamefilmpreis findet am Samstag den 24. November im Schauspiel Frankfurt statt. Tickets für die Verleihung und weitere Informationen erhalten Sie auf www.reklamefilmpreis.de Kontakt zum Reklamefilmpreis Büro: Natascha Doller + 49 6109 37 65 80 + 49 6109 37 65 11 Sascha Neuß + 496109376580 + 496109376511  English version: Reklamefilmpreis - FrankfurtFestival 2012 Every Year are produced commercials for cinema and television in Germany. Each production is characterized by professionals who put in all their passion and energy to every second of the final results. The Reklamefilmpreis honors and distinguish the best, most creative and extraordinary works in connection with the production of commercials. This unique award demonstrates the competing power and creativity of german commercial filmproductions. The Reklamefilmpreis-Trophy will be awarded to people behind the camera who take a leading role while the production process. It honors the talent of copywriter, scriptwriter, directors, dop‘s, art directors etc. The Reklamefilmpreis-Trophy will be presented in 15 categories. Individuals such as directors, editors, stylists, directors of photography, post productions and also music producers or students of film and art academies from Germany, Austria and Switzerland are eligible to enter. Entries can be submitted until 01. August 2012 The Reklamefilmpreis ceremony take place on Saturday, 24. November at Schaupsiel Frankfurt. Visit www.reklamefilmpreis.de for tickets and other informations. Contact to the award office: Natascha Doller + 49 6109 37 65 80 + 49 6109 37 65 11 Sascha Neuß + 49 6109 37 65 80 + 49 6109 37 65 11

A Night at the Opera

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I go back quite a way with Gaius Caligula....having studied his crazed life and inevitable death when I was  a Classics Scholar at Balliol, and read his first 'biog'in Latin, what more natural  than that ,during  my third excursion to cover Cannes (for BBC radio and other media), I should have been invited by Andre Previn's movie-exec brother to attend the   very secret and first presentation in the world of the full-length, unexpurgated  film version of Caligula.It was an off-Marke...

Nippon Connection Film Festival Ends With Celebration

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Festival Awards for THE WOODSMAN AND THE RAIN and THE SOUND OF LIGHT                                 After five exciting days, the twelfth edition of the Japanese film festival Nippon Connection closed on Sunday. More than 16,000 visitors watched 142 short and feature films and also came to 34 cultural events, resulting in...

Nippon Connection: Japanese Spring Is Coming To Frankfurt!

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  The 12th Japanese Film Festival Nippon Connection will run May 2-6, 2012, Frankfurt am Main   In just a few days, it will be "YOUKOSO!", and the Students' House at Bockenheim Campus in Frankfurt will become the center venue of an international film festival. From May 2-6, the Japanese film festival Nippon Connection will welcome cinema enthusiasts and friends of Japanese culture from Germany, Europe and the whole world in Frankfurt for the twelfth time. Be it ...

Nippon Connection 2012 – Preview on the Festival Program

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Nippon Connection 2012 : the 12th Japanese Film Festival, Frankfurt am Main, will take place May 2 - 6, 2012  From May 2 to 6, 2012, Nippon Connection Film Festival, located in Frankfurt am Main, will present the whole spectrum of contemporary Japanese film for the twelfth time. Whether blockbuster or independent film, animation or documentary: numerous works will be presented as premieres with the film makers in attendance. The world’s largest festival of Japanese cinema invites its expecte...

Filmfest Hamburg TURNS 20

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Filmfest Hamburg TURNS 20 Filmfest Hamburg is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year. Anniversary celebrations will takeplace between September 27th to October 6th, 2012 with an audience of over 40,000 expected. One of them being Hamburg’s 1st Mayor Olaf Scholz: „For the past 20 years, Filmfest Hamburg has been a constant fixture in the cultural landscape of the city. With its broad range of current and outstanding productions from all over the world, it is exemp...

Short films awarded at Rotterdam Fest

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Short films awarded at International Film Festival Rotterdam 2012Monday 30 January, Makino Takashi’s GENERATOR (Japan), Mati Diop’s BIG IN VIETNAM (France) and Jeroen Eijsinga’s SPRINGTIME (Netherlands) were awarded the three equal Tiger Awards for Short Films 2012. The jury gave a Special Jury Mention to Charlotte Lim Lay Kuen for her short film I’M LISA (Malaysia).The International Film Festival Rotterdam short film nominee for the European Film Awards 2012 is IM FREIEN (IN THE OPEN) b...

Berlinale Co-Production Market: Twelve Works Selected to Premiere during “Books at Berlinale”

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On February 14, producers will once again have the opportunity to discover exciting new literary material for the screen at the Berlinale Co-Production Market. Twelve novels that have outstanding potential for the screen will be presented at “Books at Berlinale“. During the breakfast following the presentation, interested producers can speak directly with their rights holders, i.e., international publishers and literary agents. For those interested in specific works, indi...

Nippon Connection Festival 2012 focuses on Fukushima

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The date for the 12th Japanese Film Festival Nippon Connection in Frankfurt am Main is set: From May 2-6, 2012, the biggest festival for Japanese cinema worldwide will once more present more than 100 of the latest Japanese short and feature films. The screenings will be accompanied by a comprehensive cultural program ranging from tradition to modernity, as well as by the attendance of numerous filmmakers and artists from Japan presenting their works. The 12th edition of Nippon Conne...

VGF Nippon in Motion Award - Call for entries

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Extra-Short Movies Wanted! For our new competition Nippon in Motion, a collaboration with Frankfurt’s transportation association VGF, we are looking for films with a maximum length of 12 seconds. All films should work without sound and focus on the topic “Nippon in Motion”. The best film will be awarded with € 250. The three best films will be shown on the infoscreens in Frankfurt’s subway stations and at Nippon Connection 2012. Deadline for submissions is 01/31/2012...

Berlinale 2012: International Jury presided by Mike Leigh

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With Mike Leigh serving as Jury President, the International Jury will decide who will receive the Golden Bear and Silver Bears as well as the Alfred Bauer Prize of the 2012 Berlinale Competition. The other members of the International Jury will be Anton Corbijn, Asghar Farhadi, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Jake Gyllenhaal, François Ozon, Boualem Sansal and Barbara Sukowa. Mike Leigh (Jury President) Mike Leigh has made a name for himself as one of the most outstanding filmmakers of auteur cinema and...

The global Bitfilm audience Awards

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The results are out! The global Bitfilm audience has chosen the winners of the Bitfilm Festival 2011 through an online vote.In the category 3D SPACE (computer generated 3D animations), the award goes to Kasi Medidi from Hyderabad (India) for the short film “Feel the Punch”.In the category FX MIX (digitally composed hybrid films) the award goes to Alexander Gellner from Berlin (Germany) for the short film “One Minute Puberty”.In the category MACHINIMA (films shot live in computer games or...

Films must depict truth and beauty (Day 7 at 42nd IFFI, Goa)

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What is the role of film  in a world suffering from illiteracy and a steep decline in book-reading? "This is a social issue that needs to be addressed in a wider context. Well publicized junk,usually from Hollywood,pushes out serious cinema and takes over the time that should be given to reading or visiting an art gallery.The best  film-makers can do is to make good films. It is important to talk about truth and beauty in our films, rather than putting bums on ci...

Germans spread Wilkommen mat for Indian filmmakers

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Cash strapped film-makers often look to foreign institutions like the Herbert Bals Fund and UK Film Council to subsidise the production costs.O so wunderbar! They will be happy to know that Germany is offering  generous support ranging from loans, tax credits and price reductions,  provided  the film is a co-production. The Wilkommen mat was spread in the Yuletide season at  a press conference and seminar in the Maquinez Palace during the on-going 42nd edition of the International Film Fes...

Cannes highlights newsletter 508‏

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NEWSLETTER N° 507: May 6, 2011

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Nippon Connection encourages Solidarity With Japan

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  Nippon Connection Encourages Solidarity With Japan     Last Sunday marked the end of the eleventh edition of the Japanese Film Festival Nippon Connection in Frankfurt. Once again, the festival received an enormous reaction from the audience, and more than 16,000 visitors attended well over 100 of the latest short and feature films from Japan as well as around 30 accompanying events. After five exciting days of cultural exchange, the last evening saw...

Today Is Earth Day

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  Today is Earth Day…..in fact it is the 40th anniversary of the date inaugurated in 1970 to foster awareness about ecology and the environment. In its inaugural year, the concern about “saving the planet” was secondary to the protestors energizing college campuses in a push to end the war in Vietnam. In those days, Americans were slurping leaded gas through massive V8 sedans. Industry belched out smoke and sludge with little fear of legal consequences or bad press. Air pollution wa...

Nippon Connection 2011 – Festival Program completed

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11th Japanese Film Festival in FrankfurtApril 27 – May 1, 2011The program for the eleventh Japanese Film Festival Nippon Connection in Frankfurt is complete. In the 150th year of “German-Japanese Friendship“, the biggest festival for Japanese film worldwide will present an overview of film making in the Land of the Rising Sun, from April 27 to May 1, 2011, featuring many international premieres. More than 100 of the latest film productions from Japan will be shown in the NIPPON CINEMA and ...

Launch of the new SXSW iPhone application

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Xomo has become the first provider to deliver a feature-rich native Mobile Event Guide app for iPhone, Android, BlackBerry and Windows Phone 7 smartphone devices, with another version specifically for iPad users. The company also introduces a unique "time-slider" feature to help users navigate such a large number of events by allowing them to easily hone in on the times they are most interested in. Built using Xomo's proven Mobile Event Guide product, the free SXSW® GO mobile app ...

NEWSLETTER N° 499: february 25, 2011

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Nippon Connection 2011 - Preview on the Festival Program

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11th Japanese Film Festival, Frankfurt am Main  April 27 - May 1, 2011   There's only a few weeks left to the starting shot of the eleventh Nippon Connection Film Festival and the preparations are in full swing. From April 27 to May 1, 2011 more than 100 of the latest Japanese short and feature films will find their way to Frankfurt, among them many international premieres with the film makers in attendance. The biggest festival of Japanese film is topped off by a rich and sens...

Untold Stories of welcome in Albania

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Who does not remember the past is condemned to repeat it.In events around Holocaust Memorial Day in the UK,we think we have seen every grim aspect of the persecutions visited upon the Jewish people in the middle of the last century,(although the day itself-27th January-is increasingly  being designated a commemoration of genocide in general and not exclusively of the horrors instigated by the Nazis)-yet in a marvellously uplifting screening held (on 25th January 2011) at the recently revamped...

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