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Interview with Ole Christian Madsen on 'Superclassico' (2012)

‘Superclassico’ (2011) by Danish director Ole Christian Madsen was one of the best films I’ve seen of 2011. A relentlessly bittersweet romantic comedy set in Buenos Aires, Christian (played by Anders Berthelsen) is a middle-aged Danish wine seller whose wife leaves him for a younger man. Christian’s wife, Anna (Paprika Steen), is a soccer agent working in Buenos Aires who is tired of her routine married life with Christian and opts for an exciting existence with her Lat...

Interview with Ole Christian Madsen on 'Superclassico' (2012)

‘Superclassico’ (2011) by Danish director Ole Christian Madsen was one of the best films I’ve seen of 2011. A relentlessly bittersweet romantic comedy set in Buenos Aires, Christian (played by Anders Berthelsen) is a middle-aged Danish wine seller whose wife leaves him for a younger man. Christian’s wife, Anna (Paprika Steen), is a soccer agent working in Buenos Aires who is tired of her routine married life with Christian and opts for an exciting existence with her Lat...

East Doc Platform

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  SUBMIT YOUR PROJECTS from CENTRAL and EASTERN EUROPE East Doc Platform | Prague | March 4 – 10, 2013 | East European Forum, Doc Launch, East Silver Institute of Documentary Film calls for projects in development / production / post-production. Application deadline: December 1, 2012 ·         EAST EUROPEAN FORUM 5 day-workshop and public pitching. open for: 10 Central and East European projects in development and production fo...

East Doc Platform

Dates: March 4 - 10, 2013

Where: Prague, Czech Republic

Focus: narrative development, promotion, networking, co-financing, distribution – based on one-on-one meetings 

 
The 2nd East Doc Platform (EDP) edition is the largest Central and East European documentary event held March in Prague, 2013, organized by the Institute of Documentary Film. It is the meeting point for 120 East European filmmakers and producers who seek creative, financial and distribution support, and more than 70 key international festival programmers, commissioning editors, buyers, distributors, sales agents, film fund and organization representatives who will be able to choose from some of the most promising films and projects in Central and Eastern Europe.The event is organized by the Institute of Documentary Film In association with the One World International Human Rights Documentary Film Festival

East Doc Platform draws from the unique representation of key international documentary professionals who are, in non-exclusive setting, available for informal meetings  to every participant as well as accredited observers. East Doc Platform helps quality creative documentaries to fine-tune their story and visual style, and find suitable partners for co-production and distribution. East Doc Platform is designed for documentary professionals with projects in the development, production, and post-production stage, and for professionals with completed films. 

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Agnieszka Holland gets Life Time achievment Award at Cinefest

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She worked with the entrant Leonardo DiCaprio, the already recognized Andrzej Wajda, Gary Oldman, Jean-Claude Carriere, Gerard Depardieu, Hanna Schygulla, Albert Finney, and Ed Harris. She won the Golden Globe and she was awarded for the Academy Award three times (most recently in this February). Agnieszka Holland, one of the most determinative figure of European cinema is the 9th Jameson CineFest’s lifetime achievement award winner. Ms. Holland is giving master class on 16 September in Mi...

Karlovy Vary 2012, echoes and encores, with a Certain Geriatric Regard!

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Besides the customary unveiling of new and upcoming talent from far and wide which is the hallmark of this festival,  Karlovy 2012 provided such an extensive look at film history that these selections alone could have constituted an entire festival on their own.  Among digitally restored new prints of landmark old films were Fellini's "La Strada, 1954, which among other things made burly actor Anthony Quinn into an arthouse icon, and Miloš Forman's "Fireman's Ball" (1967) the...

Gary Lucas sells out the Silent Movie Theatre in Hollywood with "The Golem"!!

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Just back from a wonderful trip to LA where I SOLD OUT the fantastic Silent Movie Theatre on Fairfax Ave. in Hollywood with "The Golem"--my live solo guita score accompanying this classic 1920 German horror film! Just check this review from Debra Levine in ARTS MEME: Grammy-nominated Gary Lucas, whom Rolling Stone calls “one of the best and most original guitarists in America,” performed his well-traveled and exceedingly harrowing  score to “Der Golem,” the brill...

Producer Rohit Khaitan

Rohit Khaitan's- PRAGUE directed by debutant Ashish Shukla opens for the world premiere at 12th Osian's Cinefan Film Festival in Competiton section.

World Premiere of 'Prague' at the 12th Osian’s-Cinefan Film Festival

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Rohit Khaitan's- 'PRAGUE' directed by debutant Ashish Shukla opens for the world premiere at 12th Osian's Cinefan Film Festival (27th July- 5th Aug, 2012) Competiton section. Having worked on sets for many years as an assistant director and creative producer at a leading film studio in India, full-time producer Rohit Khaitan identifies with all aspects of filmmaking from the creative to the business- from the story’s inception to the scripting, technical, finance, economics of its...

Karlovy Vary awards and comments

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KVIFF 47, AWARDS AND COMMENTS, A TALE OF FOUR WOMAN by Alex Deleon   SUSAN SARANDON AT KARLOVY VARY The 47th Karlovy Vary Film Festival closed shop on Saturday July 7 with the customary gala awards ceremony and a screening of Woody Allen's "To Rome With Love" in the vast 1,500 seat Grand Hall (Velky Zal) of the Thermal Hotel. This was followed by the usual swanky closing reception at the stately Hapsburg era Hotel Pupp (Pronounced "poop&quo...

EAST SILVER MARKET 2012

East Silver is a documentary market specialized in East and Central European documentary film.

'Prague' comes to Cannes!

'PRAGUE' comes to Cannes!

'Prague' comes to Cannes!

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    PRAGUE – ‘Men live in cities. Cities live in men too.’ This year Bombay filmmakers currently under post production with their feature film ‘PRAGUE’ (2012) are on a journey to visit the 65th Cannes Film Festival for this purple 'Prague' film’s first press bomb and their home production short titled-LEHENGA (The Skirt) being showcased at Short film corner. This East (India) meets West (Czech Republic) story is a far cry from previous Indian/West hybrids of...

27th Midnight Sun Film Festival celebrates screen gems

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The 27th Midnight Sun Film Festival (13.-17.6.2012) will be graced by the presence of two female actors who began their career in the 1950s: Finland's only Hollywood star Taina Elg, and Ingmar Bergman's protégé Harriet Andersson. Of directors, together with their productions, the American cult movie maker Alan Rudoph, Hungarian Béla Tarr, whose quite personal films never fail to cause a stir, two Swedish talents of a younger generation - Ruben Östlund and Axel Petersén - and the Portugues...

Four Suns to Open goEast

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Director Bohdan Sláma and producer Pavel Strnad will present their film Four Suns (Čtyři slunce) as the opening film of the prestigious 12th goEast international film festival in Wiesbaden, Germany. Four Suns will contend for the title of Best Film and €10,000 in the main competition. The goEast festival, which focuses on the cinematography of Central and Eastern Europe, begins tomorrow (April 18) and will screen five Czech films in its competition and non-competition sections. Among the fe...

Helena Třeštíková will be awarded the Dragon of Dragons

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Helena Třeštíková, a Czech documentary film-maker and the laureate of several international film festivals, including the European Film Academy Award for “René”, will receive this year’s Dragon of Dragons award at the 52nd Krakow Film Festival, which will take place between the 28th May and 3rd June 2012.                             ...

Days of Slovenian Film in Belgrade

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  Another event related to the film marks the month of March. Belgrade’s Yugoslav Film Archive (Kinoteka) presented the Days of Slovenian Film, the program that shows nine most recent achievements of Slovenian cinematography. The Deputy Ambassador of Slovenia in Serbia Mr. Milan Predan opened the event, Slovenian Film Days opened with film  A Trip (Izlet) by Nejc Gazvoda, films also showed were: Custom Officer (Varuh Meje) by Maja Weiss, Desperado tonic (Desperado tonik ) by Varja Močn...

Rohit Khaitan's PRAGUE (2012)

Producer Rohit Khaitan's PRAGUE (2012) is currently finishing post production but upon its release, this film will show the world a side of the mystical Medieval city never seen before. Stay tuned on their facebook page for news and updates on film. PRAGUE facebook:  http://www.facebook.com/groups/277533345617895/   photo of Rohit in Hong Kong during HK FILMART. 

Hong Kong FILMART 2012

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  The Hong Kong FILMART 2012 took place in the Convention & Exhibition Centre in Wan Chai, Hong Kong from 19 - 22 March. The market's main focus is geared to focusing on Hong Kong as a crucial center for buying and selling of films and TV. The overall feeling of this year's market outcome was very positive. Producers, sellers and buyers from all over the world attended the Filmart and most were pleasantly surprised by their success at Hong Kong’s young but rapidly growing in...

East Doc Platform | Prague Programme highlights

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East Doc Platform | Prague | March 5 – 11, 2012 East European Forum, Doc Launch Presentation, East Silver Videolibrary, Project Market Tuesday’s East Doc Platform programme offered the first part open for wide public. British theorist Mandy Rose held a lecture titled Four Categories of Collaborative Documentary in which she summarized new creative methods in the creation of documentary cross-media projects. East Silver Videolibary launched its week-long operation so it is going to ...

Golan Fantasy Comes True

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The 40th International Film Festival 2012 FEST brought to Belgrade major filmmaker, Israeli director and Hollywood producer, Menahem Golan. Director who has signed close to 80 films, produced over 250 Hollywood and international films, had more than ten nominations for the "Oscar", whose works have received several "Golden Globe" awards at festivals in Cannes, Venice, Berlin ... This author has worked with major film artists of our time Coppola or Goddard etc. On the press...

EAST SILVER 2012 / CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS

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East Silver, a documentary market specialized in Eastern and Central European documentary, is again open for submissions! Submit your film to the largest internationally recognized database of creative feature and television documentary films from Central and Eastern Europe. Submission Deadline is June 30, 2012. Films submitted before January 10, 2012 will be considered also for East Silver Videolibrary, held within East Doc Platform in March 2012 in Prague. East Silver is now ope...

Director Ester Brym introduces new Czech music documentary about Chinaski band

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New project from Ester Brym's factory is Czech music documentary called Netoč Nás, Natoč Sebe (Film Yourself, Not Us) featuring the band Chinaski and its fans. Each day during their 2011 World Tour, the fans were told to film whatever happens to them right before the concert and submit the footage for this unusual film inspired by Ridley Scott's Life in a Day. Not only fans, but also all members of the band shot sometimes funny, sometimes sad and sometimes very usual progress of ...

Terror Film Fest Claw Awards

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TERROR FILM FESTIVAL CLAW AWARDS 2011 You know the saying, "The Show must go on", and that it did. The Claw Awards hosted by the inimitable "Claw" and the beautiful, illustrious "Princess Horror", commenced perfectly, despite an unusual Halloween Nor'easter. In mathematical terms, 6 is a perfect number, and the 6th annual Claw Awards was perfect.Terror Film Festival is proud to announce the 2011 winners in the following categories.Best Feature: "The Fields" a psycholog...

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