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Official Programme: 06 – 16 November 200814 Kilometros / 14 Kilometers95 Min. by Gerardo Olivares, SpainOnly 14 kilometres short is the distance between North Africa and Spain. Yet, the real distance for African emigrants to get to Europe is unconceivable to European coevals. This moving film accompanies two young Africans on their way to Europe.German PremiereAmanecer de un sueño / Awaking from a Dream96 Min. by Freddy Mas Franqueza, SpainMarcel was left by his mother when he was eight years...

Israel Film Festival set to kick off in New York

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The 23rd Israel Film Festival will kick off in New York on October 29th at the Ziegfeld Theatre and run through November 13th at the Clearview’s 62nd & Broadway Cinema. Meir Fenigstein, Founder and Executive Director, announced today the full lineup of films for this year’s Festival which showcases more than 30 new feature films, provocative documentaries, ground-breaking TV dramas, and innovative student films celebrating Israeli life and culture. List of films to follow. The Israel Film F...

Michael and Pat York

True-blue British actor, Michael YORK has arrived in Pordenone, Northern Italy, with his wife Pat, to introduce MARY PICKFORD, the MUSE, a new comprehensive documentary on the silent film diva, directed by Nicholas Eliopoulos.   The couple, which spends months touring around the world for their professions, make Los Angeles their home now. Pat, a seasoned photographer, has published several books of

Michael and Pat YORK

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                  True-blue British actor, Michael YORK has arrived in Pordenone, Northern Italy, with his wife Pat, to introduce MARY PICKFORD, the MUSE, a new comprehensive documentary on the silent film diva, directed by Nicholas Eliopoulos.   The couple, which spends months touring around the world for their professions, make Los Angeles their home now. Pat, a seasoned ph...

Michael York

True-blue British actor, Michael YORK has arrived in Pordenone, Northern Italy, with his wife Pat, to introduce MARY PICKFORD, the MUSE, a new comprehensive documentary on the silent film diva, directed by Nicholas Eliopoulos.      The couple, which spends months touring around the world for their professions, make Los Angeles their home now. Pat, a seasoned photographer, has published several boo

Israel Film Festival in LA to open with Avi Nesher’s The Secrets

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The 23rd Israel Film Festival, the largest showcase of Israeli films in the United States, will screen close to 60 Israeli features, documentaries and award-winning student films, including 13 U.S., West Coast and Los Angeles Premieres, in Los Angeles from June 12th – June 26th, 2008. In honor of Israel’s 60th anniversary, the Festival will host an unprecedented Retrospective of classic Israeli movies, including all seven Israeli films nominated for an Academy Award for Best Foreign Film, it...

Israel Film Festival in LA hosts Gala Awards Dinner

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The 23rd Israel Film Festival, the largest showcase of Israeli films in the United States, will screen close to 60 Israeli features, documentaries and award-winning student films, including 13 U.S., West Coast and Los Angeles Premieres, in Los Angeles from June 12th – June 26th, 2008. In honor of Israel’s 60th anniversary, the Festival will host an unprecedented Retrospective of classic Israeli movies, including all seven Israeli films nominated for an Academy Award for Best Foreign Film, it...

ALEX'S FESTIVAL HIGHLIGHTS -- ANNO 2005

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ALEX'S FESTIVAL HIGHLIGHTS -- ANNO 2005 WITH A MERRY X-MAS TO ALL! 1.TROMSO, January -- A fantastic place to open the festival year if you love snow and don't mind fifteen minutes of daylight, MAX ...in January. That was just a joke, folks -- by late January you get almost a whole hour of sunlight -- around eleven AM -- but really, who needs it? ...when fest topper, irrepressible Norskie-American MARTHA OTTE, is guaranteed to provide a slate of such interesting films that you'll spend th...

Julian Schnabel, Summer exhibition at San Sebastian

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The exhibition Summer by the artist and film director Julian Schnabel (Brooklyn, New York, 1951) will open in the Tabacalera International Centre of Contemporary Culture in Donostia - San Sebastian on July 27th. The exhibition includes over sixty paintings and sculptures, with works from the 1980s to the present, and will occupy most of the ground floor of the building. The artist has prepared the exhibition in dialogue with the building itself which remains more or less intact from its original...

Japanese Filmfestival Nippon Connection

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Very soon we'll leave behind those grey and cold German winter days and lovely cherry blossoms will start to flourish. And every year, along with the cherry blossoms comes: Nippon Connection! For the seventh time, Frankfurt am Main will host the world's largest showcase for film from Japan, Nippon Connection. Once again, we will put the spotlight on the most exciting movies from the land of the rising sun for a full five days. From April 18th to 22nd the line-up boasts more than 170 films, ran...

European Film Market Opens And Shatters Records

Friday, February 9----As the hooplah from last evening's Gala Opening Night has died down, it is now time for the Berlinale to get serious about the business of international film. After several days of preparation, the European Film Market opens this morning, shattering previous records of attendance, exhibition booths and films to be screened. With the changes in the industry calendar of the past few years, the EFM has become an indispensable place for sellers to hawk their wares and for buy...

The Miami International Film Festival (MIFF) lines up 112

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The 24th Annual Miami International Film Festival will take placeMarch 2 - 11, 2007112 Films—92 Features and 20 Shorts—Highlight 2007 FestivalIncluding 7 World Premieres, 32 International, North American& U.S. Premieres, and 45 East Coast PremieresThe Miami International Film Festival (MIFF), presented by Miami Dade College (MDC), announced today the full schedule of films for the 24th annual festival to be held March 2-11, 2007. The Opening Night film this year will be “Black Book” from...

Mannheim Revisited

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There is no doubt that the current International Filmfestival MANNHEIM-HEIDELBERG has capably regained its position as the second most significant cinema event in Germany, after the Berlinale. From 16th to 25th November, 2006 these lovely cities in Badem-Wurtemberg (a short drive from the vast Frankfurt airport) are home to an impeccably organised celebration of art-house cinema,which has reached its 55th edition with renewed vigour and a welcome sense of style. A legendary birthing event for nu...

33rd Flanders Film Festival - Ghent focuses on Stanley Kubrick

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With 169 feature-length films and 65 short films, collectively good for 19,468 minutes of cinema and 596 screenings spread over 14 days, Ghent will once again be transformed into the City of Film during the period of October 11 through October 21. The 33rd edition of the Flanders Film Festival - Ghent focuses on film legend Stanley Kubrick, pays homage to Belgian-French director Agnès Varda, and draws more than 150 talented guests from the world of film to the Flemish city. The Festival actual...

Flanders Film Festival - Ghent focuses on Stanley Kubrick

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With 169 feature-length films and 65 short films, collectively good for 19,468 minutes of cinema and 596 screenings spread over 14 days, Ghent will once again be transformed into the City of Film during the period of October 11 through October 21. The 33rd edition of the Flanders Film Festival - Ghent focuses on film legend Stanley Kubrick, pays homage to Belgian-French director Agnès Varda, and draws more than 150 talented guests from the world of film to the Flemish city.The Festival actually...

Prestigious Stanley Kubrick Exhibiton attends Ghent

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Frankfurt am Main, Berlin, Melbourne, Ghent, London, Paris - which city does not belong in that list? The answer is: they all belong. Although Ghent may not be a world city, thanks to the coöperation between the Flanders International Filmfestival-Ghent and the province of East-Flanders ‘little’ Ghent (rather than Amsterdam) was granted the exclusive right to host the prestigious, world-renowned Stanley Kubrick Exhibition in the Benelux, following recent highly successful showings of the ex...

Portland Jewish Film Fest opens Jan 14

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14TH PORTLAND JEWISH FILM FESTIVALSAT JAN 14 7 PM WHITSELL AUDITORIUMSUN JAN 15 4 PM GUILD THEATRELIVE AND BECOMEFRANCE/ISRAEL 2005DIRECTOR: RADU MILHAILEANUWinner of (cheering) Audience Awards at the Berlin and Vancouver International Film Festival, LIVE AND BECOME is an epic, emotional story of one boy's chance survival amidst the Ethiopian famine of the mid-1980s. A mother conspires to place her nine-year-old, non-Jewish son with a group of Falashas (Ethiopian Jews) bound for Israel as par...

Frankfurt Book Fair and Berlinale Expand Cooperation

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New initiatives and events at the “Forum Film & TV” of the Frankfurt Book Fair (Oct. 19-23, 2005) are to strengthen the dialogue between the publishing and film industries / October 19th is Berlinale DayThe fruitful cooperation between Berlin and Frankfurt was launched last February at the Berlin International Film Festival and the initiative is being expanded with joint industry events at the Book Fair in October. The Book Fair and the Berlinale have a common aim: to help successful books e...

Unveiled awarded the "Hessischer Filmpreis"

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UNVEILED awarded the "Hessischer Filmpreis" during the Frankfurt BookfairMedia Luna Entertainment awarded the director Angelina Maccarone whose film UNVEILED won the "Hessischer Filmpreis" during the Frankfurt Bookfair on Friday, October 21st. Among 30 other films in the competition, UNVEILED was awarded as Best Feature Film of the year.The film is a political drama and touching love story between two women, starring Jasmin Tabatabai and Anneke Kim Sarnau. Prosecuted in Iran for her homosexualit...

Avantgarde! and Trends at eDIT 8eDIT 8. Festival

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eDIT 8. Filmmaker´s Festival: The Art and Science of Moving Image 9. 10. 11. Oktober 2005, Frankfurt am MainAVANTGARDE!Ever so often, the best artwork does not get the recognition it deserves, as it is too far ahead. But the quest for the trends of tomorrow depends on the avantgarde. eDIT is proud to have the creators of works for various media that lead the way for the upcomming, discussing their work and vision.French-German culture TV arte has totally rehauled its Corporate Design, due to t...

East comes to Cottbus Nov 2

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Cottbus festival will open on November 2 in the large auditorium of the Staatstheater Cottbus with the world premiere of three films from the series EUROPE’S OLD NEW FACES / VON DEN SOCKELN, a co-production by Rundfunk Berlin-Brandenburg (RBB) and LOOKS as well as partners in the ten new EU member states in cooperation with ARTE. The documentary series, which was made in 2004, analyses national monuments and myths and is the festival's contribution to the "Cultural Year of the TEN."The members...

Port Townsend Fest Wraps with Nod to Winners

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Port Townsend Film Festival Wraps with Nod to WinnersUnder blue skies that opened up just as the festival began Friday afternoon and remained throughout the weekend, the 5th annual Port Townsend Film Festival wrapped Sunday with the announcement of "best films" at a morning champagne breakfast. Winner of the best feature-length narrative film was Gate to Heaven (Tor zum Himmel), a German film by producer/director Veit Helmer. Ten years in the making, Gate to Heaven is a love story that tak...

The eDIT | VES 2004 Program.animation & FX

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The Art and Science of Filmmaking:The eDIT | VES 2004 Program.With the best from the cinema, television, animation and advertising, the Frankfurt festival provides a first-class overview of the current state of the moving image.eDIT | VES 2004 - The European Festival for Production and Visual Effects means three days of state-of-the-art film production in all media. Some of the leading contemporary film professionals will show their recent work in forty presentations, workshops and panels from 2...

Fantasy Filmfest German tour

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Fantasy Filmfest July 21 - August 18 via Sasha Soren/Arte Six Boom-sha-la-la-la, it's the magickal horror/fantasy tour. Starting out in Munich, and cutting a creepy swathe through Stuttgart, Cologne and Frankfurt, to a final weeklong blow-out in Berlin, the Fantasy Filmfest dishes everything from haute horreur to gore-n-splatter.The festival kicks off with black comedy/fantasy "Kontroll". The film centers on a group of ticket inspectors and a killer having a field day on the Budapest metro.Also ...

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...

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