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EW WORLD DISTRIBUTION AND WINNOL TO CREATE DISTRIBUTION OPPORTUNITIES FOR VICTOR GINZBERG’S “GENERATION P”

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  Film to Open on 1500 Screens with Special Telecast Intro from Moscow-based Ginzberg   Cannes – Newly established US distributor, New World Distribution (NWD) and Los Angeles based Winnol will join forces to release Russian box-office hit and film festival favorite ‘Generation P’ on 1500 screens and then innovatively across all VOD/mobile platforms on September 12th.  An independent US/Russian co-production, “Generation P” was directed by Victor Ginzburg a...

The jury of Bucarest B-Est

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JAN HARLAN (Head of the Jury) Producer and Director „I joined Stanley Kubrick in 1969 for his Napoleon project, which was unfortunately abandoned, but I enjoyed working with Stanley and he liked me, so I added the study of film-production with a great teacher to my previous profession. My first film as an assistant was A Clockwork Orange. Four years later I became Kubri...

AMERICAN NGO RUNS GLOBAL SEMINARS AT VON TRAPP FAMILY HOME,AUSTRIA

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The Austrian Road Show in Mumbai organised by Stefan Herzl's Panorama Tours saw a large number of travel experts waxing lyrical on the Tirol, Salzburg, Innsbruck,Wien, Mozart Concerts, and some lesser known places in the country. Of special interest to movie fans would be the Sound of Music special which pays tribute to the film starring Julie Andrews and Christopher Plummer.  The Von Trapps fled Austria in 1938 to settle in Vermont,USA which reminded them best of their home on a sylvan...

Looking back on Tokyo fest 2011, year of the quake

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    LOOKING BACK ON TOKYO INTL FILM FESTIVAL, 2011 ~THE YEAR OF THE QUAKE ~    by Alex Deleon Not to forget that this was the year of the Great March 11 Earthquake cum nuclear disaster and "Tsunami" Tidal Wave that washed away whole cities up north, the 24th Tokyo Intl Film festival was a somewhat restrained affair with the lingering effect of the disaster in evidence in various forms, toning down the overall climate of festivity. Right outside the entrance to the main towe...

A look back on Tokyo fest 2011

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~THE YEAR OF THE QUAKE ~by Alex DeleonNot to forget that this was the year of the Great March 11 Earthquake cum nuclear disaster and "Tsunami" Tidal Wave that washed away whole cities up north, the 24th Tokyo Intl Film festival was a somewhat restrained affair with the lingering effect of the disaster in evidence in various forms, toning down the overall climate of festivity. Right outside the entrance to the main tower housing the festival offices was a green collection booth where passers by w...

Great Danes! From Cannes to Karlovy Vary!

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photo still from ROOM 304 (2011)Leave it to the Danish to shine (or plaster headlines whatever the case may be) when it comes to cinema. Few can compete with the films churning out of the Danish Film Institute and here goes another one! By director Birgitte Staermose this is the latest editing opus of editor extraordinaire Anne Osterud, the Danish editing genius that cut films like WORLDS APART (2008) and THE GIRL WITH THE DRAGON TATTOO (2009) now has her latest work at Karlovy Vary Internationa...

ROOM 304 at KARLOVY VARY, KVIFF

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photo still from ROOM 304 (2011)Leave it to the Danish to shine (or plaster headlines whatever the case may be) when it comes to cinema. Few can compete with the films churning out of the Danish Film Institute and here goes another one! By director Birgitte Staermose this is the latest editing opus of editor extraordinaire Anne Osterud, the Danish editing genius that cut films like WORLDS APART (2008) and THE GIRL WITH THE DRAGON TATTOO (2009) now has her latest work at Karlovy Vary Internationa...

Ivo Arakov: Valeri and Ivan made me fall in love with my profession even more

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Just a few day ago Ivo Arakov graduated NATFA in the class of prof. Atanas Atanassov. Now he acts in “The Goat, or Who is Sylvia?” and “King Lear” at the National Theatre “Ivan Vazov” and in Harold Pinter’s “Betrayal” at Sfumato theatre. In Sneakers he makes his feature debut in a starring role. Ivo is hesitant in painting his future as a professional actor in bright colors, but we wish him the competition programmes of Moscow and Karlovy Vary change this into a positive conf...

Ina Nikolova: Valeri and Ivan are magicians

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Today Sneakers, the feature debut of the directing duo Valeri Yordanov and Ivan Vladimirov, will be screened at the Moscow Film Festival where it was selected in the competition programme. As we mentioned before, the film was presented as a project in development at Sofia Meetings, it then traveled to the renowned Moscow and Karlovy Vary festivals, before making its premiere in front of Bulgarian audiences.   In Sneakers, six young people are running far away from their failures in life...

Triupmh of the new Bulgarian cinema

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Kamen Kalev’s second feature The Island, which tells the story of a young couple heading to a remote island in the Black Sea where their relationship is questioned, was invited to the Directors Fortnight section of the 64 Cannes International Film Festival.   The film was first pitched as a project during Sofia Meetings’04. The cast includes the French model and actress Leticia Kasta, the Danish actor Thure Lindhart and their Bulgarian fellow actors Boyka Velkova, Russi Chanev, Mihai...

SCript East in Cannes

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During one-week long, final ScripTeast' session at Cannes Film Festival, scriptwriters are having meetings with the producers and distributors, as well as they have a chance for last consultations with Heads of Studies. They have occasions to attend the festivals’ screenings, conferences and participate in the festival events. After a very intensive start with pitching training done by David Matamoros from Zentropa Spain, ScripTeast writers use the possibility of presenting pos...

Off Plus Camera will host the FIPRESCI award!

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Off Plus Camera Film Festival is constantly expanding its horizons and working hard on many novelties. This 4th year of the festival, The International Federation of Film Critics will award its prestigious accolade - FIPRESCI.  The International Federation of Film Critics ( Fédération Internationale de la Presse Cinématographique) is an association of professional film critics from all over the world. The Federation took shape in Paris on June 6th 1930. The main aim of the association is to...

It's Awards Time in Berlin

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The Awards of the International Jury 2011 Golden Bear for Best FilmJodaeiye Nader az Simin (Nader And Simin, A Separation) by Asghar Farhadi Asghar Farhadi Silver Bear - The Jury Grand Prix A torinói ló (The Turin Horse) by Béla Tarr Silver Bear - Best Director Ulrich Köhler for Schlafkrankheit (Sleeping Sickness) Ulrich Köhler Silver Bear - Best Actress to the actress-ensemble in Jodaeiye Nader az Simin (Nader And Simin, A Separation) by Asghar Farhadi Sareh Bayat, Sarina Farhadi, Lei...

Europa Cinemas Label as Best European Film to Above us only sky....

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   Jan Schomburg's ÜBER UNS DAS ALL/ABOVE US ONLY SKY from Germany has been awarded the Europa Cinemas Label as Best European Film in the Panorama section of the Berlinale, it was announced today by a jury of four exhibitors - the seventh year the Label has been awarded in the section. ÜBER UNS DAS ALL/ABOVE US ONLY SKY will now receive the support of the Europa Cinemas exhibitors who commit themselves to extend the length of its run on screen and additional promotion across t...

TIFF Film In Focus: MAMMA GOGO

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  When a filmmaker draws on his own experience to the extent that Icelandic director Fridrik Thor Fridriksson has done in his wonderful memory film MAMMA GOGO, the intimacy of the revelations is almost disarmingly intimate. The prolific director, probably the best known from his native country and one of the most consistent in Scandinavia cinema, takes his audience on a personal journey as the film’s protagonist, a filmmaker himself, becomes immersed in the downward spiral of his mothe...

Innovations at the 17th Oldenburg International Film Festival

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The Oldenburg International Film Festival is the first German festival to showcase a selection of its films online via the video-on-demand platform MUBI. Also new this year is the introduction of an iPhone app for festival visitors. This mobile festival guide will provide users with quick and conclusive information about films, events and locations during the Oldenburg Festival Many international festivals are already in partnership with MUBI, but the honor of being the first German festival inv...

The winner of the Krzysztof Kieslowski ScripTeast Award 2010 for Best Screenplay

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  The winner of the Krzysztof Kieslowski ScripTeast Award 2010 for Best Screenplay from Central and Eastern Europe was announced at the 2010 Cannes Film Festival. In addition to the grand prize, the jury also decided to give the 2010 Special Mention Award to young Czech writer Irena Hejdová. By the decision of Advisory Board members: Sandy Lieberson, Manfred Schmidt, Antonio Saura, Dariusz Jablonski and ScripTeast Heads of Studies: Tom Abrams and Christian Routh, the Award was given...

Kickoff for FilmFestival Cottbus 20th edition

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  This year FilmFestival Cottbus - Festival of East European Cinema celebrates a special anniversary: 20 years, a time during which the festival did not only expand its programme, but also improved its image to the point of being known as the world's most renowned film festival of East European cinema today. This year's festival motive combines traditional patterns from flags and crests into a new modern design. Cottbus at the Berlinale With the traditional East Eu...

Greek Cinematography

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7th press conference of FEST2010, the International Film Festival in Belgrade, went by pretty interesting, and a dear guest from Greece Dimitris Kerkinos, the director of International Film Festival in Thessalonika talked about well known festival, the program they hold, mainly about giving the possibility for cooproductions to promote projects and screenplay, a pitching prospects, and eliglibility for a film projects to apply for Balkan Fund. The truth is, we do not know much about Greek Cine...

When we leave (DIE FREMDE) is handed the Europa Cinemas Label Award in Berlin

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Live from Berlin: Feo Aladag's WHEN WE LEAVE (DIE FREMDE) from Germany has been awarded the Europa Cinemas Label as Best European Film in the Panorama section of the 60th. Berlinale, it was announced today by a jury of four exhibitors - the seventh year the Label has been awarded in the section.   WHEN WE LEAVE (DIE FREMDE) will now receive the support of the Europa Cinemas exhibitors who commit themselves to extend the length of its run on screen and additional promotion across...

THE LAST DAYS OF EMMA BLANK winsVenice Europa Cinemas Label

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Alex van Warmerdam's THE LAST DAYS OF EMMA BLANK (De Laatste Dagen van Emma Blank) a Dutch/Belgian co-production, has been awarded the Europa Cinemas Label as Best European Film in the Giornate degli Autori/Venice Days section of the Venice Film Festival, it was announced today by a jury of four Europa Cinemas exhibitors - the sixth year the Label has been awarded in the section.   THE LAST DAYS OF EMMA BLANK will now receive the support of the Europa Cinemas exhibitors who commit ...

FilmFestival Cottbus Increases Prize Money

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The FilmFestival Cottbus - Festival of Eastern European Cinema will increase the prize money. This is to be announced by Festival Director Roland Rust on the occasion of the reception at the befriended 44th International Film Festival in the Czech town of Karlovy Vary. The "DIALOG Prize for Intercultural Communication", endowed by the German Foreign Office, will come with an amount of 3,000 euros in the future. Through new prize sponsors, the "Prize for Best Debut Film" cou...

FilmFestival Cottbus Increases Prize Money

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The FilmFestival Cottbus – Festival of Eastern European Cinema will increase the prize money. This is to be announced by Festival Director Roland Rust on the occasion of the reception at the befriended 44th International Film Festival in the Czech town of Karlovy Vary. The “DIALOG Prize for Intercultural Communication”, endowed by the German Foreign Office, will come with an amount of 3,000 euros in the future. Through new prize sponsors, the “Prize for Best Debut Film” could also be r...

LA PIVELLINA wins Cannes Europa Cinema label

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Tizza Covi and Rainer Frimmel's LA PIVELLINA, an Austrian/Italian co-production, has been awarded the Europa Cinemas Label as Best European Film in the Directors' Fortnight section of the Cannes Film Festival, it was announced today by a jury of four Europa Cinemas exhibitors - the seventh year the Label has been awarded in the section. LA PIVELLINA will now receive the support of the Europa Cinemas exhibitors who commit themselves to extend the length of its run on screen and additional ...

LA PIVELLINA wins Cannes Europa Cinema label

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Tizza Covi and Rainer Frimmel’s LA PIVELLINA, an Austrian/Italian co-production, has been awarded the Europa Cinemas Label as Best European Film in the Directors’ Fortnight section of the Cannes Film Festival, it was announced today by a jury of four Europa Cinemas exhibitors – the seventh year the Label has been awarded in the section.LA PIVELLINA will now receive the support of the Europa Cinemas exhibitors who commit themselves to extend the length of its run on screen and additional pr...
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