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Toronto International Film Festival announces another stellar line-up

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  The 35th Toronto International Film Festival announces another stellar line-up of films across five programmes, including the newest in cutting-edge filmmaking, international cinematic discoveries and new works from established masters. MAVERICKS Notable guests from the world of film and beyond share revealing anecdotes and engage in unforgettable discussions. Bruce Springsteen In...

Annual HollyShorts Film Festival awards

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The 6th Annual HollyShorts Film Festival (www.hollyshorts.com) came to a close early this past Friday with Nicholas Carmen’s short film “Piano Fingers” taking home the top Grand Jury Prize for Best Short Film Presented by Company 3. Carmen took home a $10,000 post production services package from Company 3. Grzegorz Jonkajtys won the Best Director Award also presented by Company 3. Jonkajtys directed the acclaimed Sci Fi short film “The Third Letter” which drew a packed house when it s...

HOLLYSHORTS 2010 WRAPS WITH NICHOLAS CARMEN'S SHORT FILM "PIANO FINGERS" WINNING GRAND JURY PRIZE FOR BEST SHORT FILM

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HOLLYSHORTS 2010 WRAPS WITH NICHOLAS CARMEN'S SHORT FILM "PIANO FINGERS" WINNING GRAND JURY PRIZE FOR BEST SHORT FILM GRZEGORZ JONKAJTYS TAKES HOME BEST DIRECTOR AWARD FOR HIS SCI-FI SHORT "THE THIRD LETTER" The 6th Annual HollyShorts Film Festival (www.hollyshorts.com) came to a close ...

"Love" Spat turns Legal

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Emmanuel Benbihy, producer of the "Love Cities" series currently including "Paris, Je t'aime" and "New York, I Love You," is taking the production of film project "Love Berlin - How We Met" to trial for copyright infringement and unfair competition, according to "The Hollywood Reporter: The Daily Cannes."  The principles on "Love Berlin," Visitor Pictures, Sherazade Films, and the Very Useful Co., are filing a countersuit.  One can ...

Cannes Day 5: The Schedule

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In Competition The Princess Of Montpensier by Bertrand Tavernier 8.30 15.00 19.00 Synopsis: 1562. In France, during the reign of Charles IX, the wars of religion are raging... Marie de Mézières, heiress to one of the kingdom’s greatest fortunes, loves the young Duc de Guise, known in the annals of history as Le Balafré, “Scarface”. She believes he loves her back. To increase his family’s prestige, her father, the Marquis de Mézières forces Marie to marry the Prince d...

Un Certain Regard: I wish I knew of Jia Zhangke

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Synopsis: Shanghai, a fast-changing metropolis, a port city where people come and go. Shanghai has hosted all kinds of people – revolutionaries, capitalists, politicians, soldiers, artists, and gangsters. Shanghai has also hosted revolutions, assassinations, love stories. After the Chinese Communists’ victory in 1949, thousands of Shanghaiers left for Hong Kong and Taiwan. To leave meant being separated from home for thirty years; to stay meant suffering through the Cultural Revo...

Venezuelan films to screen at Shangai expo

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Award winning documentaries by film maker Ana Cristina Henriquez, "Tierras de agua dulce" (Freshwater Lands) and “A los pies de Canaima" (Deep into Canaima) will be shown at the Venezuelan stand during the International Exhibition Expo Shanghai 2010. To participate in this exhibit, which will take place from May 1st until October 30th in Shanghai, China, both documentaries have been translated into Mandarin. It is expected that 70 million people will visit the exhibit.http://www.camarafilms.c...

French Film Panorama

7th French Film Panorama

One month - 25 new French Films - 15 directors and actors - 5 cities

The French Film Panorama will take place in China, travelling to Beijing, Shanghai, Wuhan, Chengdu and Guangzhou, from April 1st to April 30th.

A selection of 25 recently released French films, 13 feature films and 12 short films, established in cooperation with SARFT (State Administration of Radio, Film and Television) will be presented to the public in the multiplexes of the 5 cities. The films will screen in French with Chinese subtitles and will be followed by Q&A sessions with the audience. 

A delegation of directors and artists will be travelling to China during the festival to introduce their film, conduct master classes and meet the press:

Mona Achache - director of "The Hedgedog"

Josiane Balasko - actress of "The Hedgedog", " Park Benches"                                     

Stéphane Brizé - director "Mademoiselle Chambon"                                                                                   

Ivan Calbérac - director "Alternate week (and half the vacation)"                                                                                             

Julie Lopes Curval - director "Hidden Diary"                                                                                                                        

Denis Dercourt - director "Tomorrow at Dawn"                                                                                                                    

Alice de Lencquesaing - actress "The father of my children"                                                                                    

Louis-Do de Lencquesaing - actor "The father of my children"                                                                                         

Emmanuel Mouret - director and actor "Please please me"                                                                                       

Vincent Perez - actor "Tomorrow at dawn"                                                                                                                 

Bruno Podalydès - director and actor "Park Benches"                                                                                         

Laurent Tirard - director "Little Nicholas"

The Panorama is made possible with the support of CNC, Ubifrance, Paris City Government, Air France, Fondation Gan, Groupama, LVT, Société Générale, Forte, Peugeot, Citroën, Chengdu experimental foreign languages school, Cinando, Studio Ciné Live, Broadway Cinema, Stellar Cinema Chengdu, Shanghai International Film Festival, Jinyizhujiang Movie Circuits, Movie Vane, Sofitel Wanda Chengdu, Sofitel Shanghai Hyland, Hotel G Beijing, the Garden Hotel Guangzhou, French Cultural Centre and Alliance Française, Art Genesis. 

Film List

Screenings will be held in French with Chinese subtitles

Feature Films

Alternate weeks (and half the vacation) directed by Ivan Calbérac

Eleonore's dream directed by Dominique Monféry

The father of my children directed by Mia Hansen-Love

The Hedgedog directed by Mona Achache

Hidden Diary directed by Julie Lopes Curval

L'homme de chevet directed by Alain Monne

In the beginning directed by Xavier Giannoli

Little Nicholas directed by Laurent Tirard

Mademoiselle Chambon directed by Stéphane Brizé

Park Benches directed by Bruno Podalydès

Please please me directed by Emmanuel Mouret

Tomorrow at dawn directed by Denis Dercourt

Welcome to the sticks directed by Dany Boon

 

Short Films

Program 1

7.57 am-pm directed by Simon Lelouch

Allons-y! Alonzo! directed by Camille Moulin-Dupré

The Holy Feast directed by Annelaure Daffis & Léo Marchand

L'homme qui dort directed by Inès Sedan

My name is Dominic directed by Nicolas Sihol

Self defense directed by Thomas Gayrard

 

Program 2

The Bed By the window directed by Michaël Barocas

French roast directed by Fabrice O.Joubert

The Little Dragon directed by Bruno Collet

Lost days office directed by Jean-François Fontanel

Masques directed by Jérôme Boulbès

The story of my life directed by Pierre Ferriere

 

Cinema Information:

In Beijing:

Broadway Cinemas, Broadway Cinematheque Moma, Star City cinema

In Shanghai:

To confirm

In Chengdu:

Stellar Xi Nan Yingdu 

In Wuhan:

Hongshan Auditorium

In Guangzhou:

Guangzhou Jin Yi International Cinema, China Plaza Theatre

 

For more information about the films and delegation please go to:

http://www.faguowenhua.com/public/presse

Line up of the Thessaloniki Documentary Festival - Images of the 21st Century

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12th THESSALONIKI DOCUMENTARY FESTIVAL : Images of the 21st Century : March 12  - 21, 2010 The 12th Thessaloniki Documentary Festival - Images of the 21st Century, part of the Thessaloniki International Film Festival, presents approximately 190 films by directors from all over the world, as well as a full parallel events program (previously announced on February 26).   OPENING FILM The Invention of Dr. Nakamats (Opfindelsen af dr. Nakamats, Denmark, 2009, 60 ...

The Thessaloniki International Doc Market

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Coming up with an extensive coverage and dailies do not miss the 12th THESSALONIKI DOCUMENTARY FESTIVAL - Images of the 21st Century - MARCH 12 – 21, 2010 The parallel events of the 12th TDF include the Doc Market and several industry-related activities, as well as Panel Discussions, Masterclasses and Exhibitions. The International Doc Market, introduced in 1999, will be held in the Byzantium hall at the 1st floor of the Electra Palace Hotel at Aristotelous Sq next to the Festival headquarters...

People's Choice Award for winner of AFM's Favorite Film Pitch Contest

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  David Minnihan's pitch of Father John will receive a People's Choice Award as winner of the American Film Market's 2009 Favorite Film Pitch contest, announced AFM Managing Director Jonathan Wolf and People's Choice Awards President Fred Nelson.                                   Photo of David Minnihan, winner o...

60th Berlinale Opens with World Premiere from China

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60th Berlinale Opens with World Premiere from China, Yoji Yamada's Latest Film to Close Festival The 60th Berlin International Film Festival will kick off with the world premiere of the Chinese Competition film Tuan Yuan (Apart Together) in the Berlinale Palast on February 11, 2010. Together with Minister of State for Culture Bernd Neumann, Governing Mayor of Berlin Klaus Wowereit and Jury President Werner Herzog, Berlinale Director Dieter Kosslick will open the festival. Anke Engelke will hos...

David Minnihan’s pitch of Father John awarded by AFM 09

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David Minnihan’s pitch of Father John will receive a People’s Choice Award as winner of the American Film Market’s 2009 Favorite Film Pitch contest, announced AFM Managing Director Jonathan Wolf and People’s Choice Awards President Fred Nelson.After casting tens of thousands of votes at www.peopleschoice.com from Jan. 6-20, the public named the pitch for the adventure spy drama produced by Minnihan and written by Steven G. Long as its favorite to receive an official Waterford Crystal Peo...

Shangai Television Festival

Shanghai Television Festival (STVF), held in June annually, is an international competitive television exchange event, ratified by the Standing Committee of the Shanghai People's Congress.

ILLEGAL BEING

Director: Liu Zhihai.
Background: The Chinese government implemented family planning from 1970s,and the ‘illegal resident’ was one result of this policy – the person who cannot get his /her household registry with normal process by the relevant organization, such as the bastard, extra birth or who miss the household registry due to other reasons. In China, people will lose their legal identity and right of citizen if they don’t get their household registry, For example, they cannot go to school, marry or find a legal job. In addition, they cannot get a death certificate after pass away. Therefore, the offspring of ‘illegal resident’ are ‘illegal resident’ forever. Outline: A Jiao was pregnant with the child of her and Weiqiang, a local man, although they had not got married. Unfortunately, one day Weiqiang died in an accident, and then their daughter A Qing was born. Because A Jiao and Weiqiang were not married, A Qing, as an illegal bastard, can not register household and become an ‘illegal resident’. In order to let A Qing could go to school like other children, A Jiao tried many ways to solve her household registry. However, all the replies were same, A Qing cannot register household just because her mother didn’t got the marriage certificate. With a strong desire to let A Qing could have a normal life, at last A Jiao married a local simpleton under the suggestion of the Police Station superintendent just to get a marriage certificate which can use to solve A Qing’s household registry.

Toronto Premieres Creating Advance Buzz

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  George Clooney in UP IN THE AIR by Sandy Mandelberger, Festivals Dailies Editor Premieres at the Toronto International Film Festival always get hearts racing, among industry professionals looking to snag distribution deals and among the notoriously cinephile audiences in Canada’s most diverse metropolis. This year’s Festival is unveiling a good number of such films that are among the festival’s most anticipated (and hard to get into) film screenings. ...

Chloe, by Atom Egoyan, will open the San Sebastian competition

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The Canadian director Atom Egoyan will open the competition at the San Sebastian Film Festival with his film Chloe, starring Liam Neeson, Julianne Moore and Amanda Seyfried. Egoyan, one of the great renovators of modern film language with movies like Exotica (1994), The Sweet Hereafter (1987) or Ararat (2002), will compete for the first time at San Sebastian.Another outstanding name in contemporary cinema, Rodrigo García, will close the Festival with the North American film Mother and Child, st...

CHAMELEON

Director: Krisztina GODA.

 

Gábor is an office cleaner. Wearing overalls and a baseball hat, he seems insignificant. Working on the night shift, Gábor rarely has any contact with his employers, yet he learns everything about them by thoroughly analyzing their garbage. Since he is almost invisible, nobody suspects that Gábor is, in fact, a con man who carefully chooses his victims by the trash they leave behind. His targets are mostly disillusioned, lonely women. In a few months he destroys all their romantic illusions by taking all their savings. Having an unusually high IQ and an ability to assume various personalities, Gábor is an expert in manipulation. When he gets a job at a psychologist's office, Gábor meets Hanna, an injured dancer who happens to be the daughter of a millionaire. Insecure and vulnerable, Hanna seems to be the perfect victim. Gábor pretends to be a doctor who can cure her body and her soul, an irresistible offer for a desperate woman. Everything goes according to plan until Gábor falls in love with Hanna and has to make a hard decision between her and the money.

B-EST second editions awards

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Awards • Hell, directed by Danis Tanovic, Oscar award for the best foreign movie, screened in the official competition in Cannes got The TROPHEE of B-EST IFF 2006 • Garpastum, directed by Alexei Gherman Jr.; FIPRESCI Award, Venice, 2006, Special Prize of the Jury of B-EST IFF 2006 • Shanghai Dreams, directed by Xiao Shuai Wang; The Big Prize of Critics, Cannes, 2006; awarded for the Best Direction, B-EST IFF 2006. Special Guests of the second edtion B-Est 2nd edition enj...

The 2009 SXSW Film Festival Award Winners

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Judi Krant's debut feature "Made in China" has won the narrative feature jury competition at South by Southwest The film "Made in China," which premiered at the festival, follows a Texas novelty inventor who travels to Shanghai.and discovers that it takes more than a bright idea to succeed. (Cast includes Jackson Kuehn, Dan Sumpter...) Feature Jury AwardsDOCUMENTARY FEATUREWinner – 45365Director: Bill RossHonorable Mention – The Way We Get ByDirector: Aron GaudetNARRATIVE FEATUREWinner – M...

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PRESS RELEASE 11th THESSALONIKI DOCUMENTARY FESTIVAL Images of the 21st Century March 13 – 22, 2009 The 11th Thessaloniki Documentary Festival - Images of the 21st Century, part of the Thessaloniki International Film Festival, presents approximately 170 films by directors from all over the world, as well as a full parallel events program, to be announced next Monday, March 9th. OPENING FILM The ...

European Film Market, Interview with Director Beki Probst

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Berlinale: European Film Market, Interview with Director Beki Probst. In 1988 Beki Probst was appointed Director of the Film Fair for the Berlinale which she then renamed European Film Market. Her prior experience includes work for the Locarno Film Festival and representation of the Berlinale in Turkey and Greece. Beki Probst was born in Istanbul and studied law and journalism.Her twenty year direction resulted in the constant expansion of the European Film Market and its transformation into...

Meiwenti Global Short Film Contest - Shanghai

The Meiwenti Shanghai Short Film Contest has been held twice a year since December 2005. The aim of the organizers is to create a independent film movement in a city that was once a powerhouse of cinema..

Dark Spirits

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Director: Huck Keppler.
BRIEF SYNOPSIS: When Eva sees her sister’s murder in a dream she tries to warn her. But it’s not enough and her sister, Tereza, is brutally and mysteriously murdered. Wracked by guilt over the death Eva has visions of Tereza. After moving to Prague with her boyfriend Jan, the visions become more intense until another presence is felt, the Dark Spirit responsible for Tereza’s death has come for Eva.

StockholmFilm Festival Dedicates its 19th Edition to Sydney Pollack

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Sydney Pollack spent over four decades developing himself into a multi-facetted master within film. Not only was he a talented actor but one of the most accomplished directors and producers of his time. On November 23 the Stockholm Film Festival will will pay tribute to Sydney Pollack with a special screening of his 1969 film “They Shoot Horses Don´t They?”Born in 1934 in Lafayette, Indiana, USA, Sydney Pollack moved to New York at the age of 17 to pursue a career in acting. He studied and ...
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