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The programme for The Times BFI 53rd London Film Festival

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The programme for The Times BFI 53rd London Film Festival, announced today by Artistic Director Sandra Hebron, includes a diverse selection of world and international premieres with a total of 191 features and 113 shorts screening alongside an exciting line-up of special events and expected guests.Opening Night film, Wes Anderson’s FANTASTIC MR. FOX, is one of the Festival’s 15 world premieres and will be presented by the director and cast members including Meryl Streep, George Clooney, Bill...

NEWSLETTER N° 431: September 10, 2009

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NEWSLETTER N° 429: August 25, 2009

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Full programme for The Times BFI London Film Festival

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The programme for The Times BFI 53rd London Film Festival, announced today by Artistic Director Sandra Hebron, includes a diverse selection of world and international premieres with a total of 191 features and 113 shorts screening alongside an exciting line-up of special events and expected guests.Opening Night film, Wes Anderson’s FANTASTIC MR. FOX, is one of the Festival’s 15 world premieres and will be presented by the director and cast members including Meryl Streep, George Clooney, Bill...

NEWSLETTER N° 428: August 18, 2009

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Sam Taylor-Wood's Nowhere Boy will close the Times BFI

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The World Premiere of Sam Taylor-Wood's Nowhere Boy will close the Times BFI 53rd London Film Festival. The Closing Night Gala of The Times BFI 53rd London Film Festival will be the World Premiere of Ecosse Films' Nowhere Boy, the highly anticipated debut feature from British artist Sam Taylor-Wood.Imagine John Lennon's childhood... Liverpool 1955: a smart and troubled fifteen year-old is hungry for experience. In a family full of secrets, two incredible women clash over John. Mimi, the buttoned...

Encounters South African Documentary Festival Awards

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The Encounters South African International Documentary Festival is proud to announce the Winners of this year’s Audience Award. The Best South African Documentary winner is:Fokofpolisiekar “forgive them for they know not what they do” directed by Bryan Little.And the Best International Documentary winner is:RIP: A remix manifesto directed by Brett Gaylor (Canada)Fokofpolisiekar received the highest votes overall.The audience award referee Professor Tim Dunne, Head of Department of Statisti...

World premiere of FANTASTIC MR. FOX to open London Festival

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The Times BFI London Film Festival is proud to announce that this year's Festival will open on Wednesday 14 October with the world premiere of FANTASTIC MR. FOX, from visionary director Wes Anderson (THE ROYAL TENENBAUMS, THE DARJEELING LIMITED).   Anderson's first animated film, which he co-wrote with Noah Baumbach, uses classic handmade stop motion techniques to tell the story of the best selling children's book by British author Roald Dahl (author of Charlie and the Chocolate...

Fantastic Mr. Fox world premiere to open London Fest

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The Times BFI London Film Festival is proud to announce that this year’s Festival will open on Wednesday 14 October with the world premiere of FANTASTIC MR. FOX, from visionary director Wes Anderson (THE ROYAL TENENBAUMS, THE DARJEELING LIMITED).Anderson’s first animated film, which he co-wrote with Noah Baumbach, uses classic handmade stop motion techniques to tell the story of the best selling children’s book by British author Roald Dahl (author of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, and ...

NEWSLETTER N° 415: May 14th, 2009

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Follow this LINK if you cannot read the newsletter properly           Contact the Editor of the site, Advertise on the sites. Meet our staff and executives attending Cannes Palais 05.10 Message to our festivals organizers friends attending Cannes : you are welcome to get an express demo demo of...

Lottery funding for the Times BFI London Film Festival

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The UK Film Council today announced £1.8 million Lottery funding for the Times BFI London Film Festival over the next three years. The money will fund innovative ways to allow audiences across the UK to access and share in the festival, allow the festival to drive forward its ambition to become a recognised destination where the international industry does business, and allow it to compete with other major international festivals.The investment will significantly boost opportunities for audien...

Berlin 2009 Looking back -- Echoes and Encores

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The global financial Crisis, Recession, Depression -- call it what you will - was not overly in evidence at the 59th edition of the Berlin Film Festival which ended its annual ten day run here on Febtuary 14th, Valentine's day. Private VIP and celebrity parties as reported in the gossip tabloids seemed to be as lavish as ever, and public box-office attendance in terms of tickets sold, was the highest ever at 270,000, up a solid 20,000 from 2008. The one festival section that did seem to be aff...

Panorama Celebrates 30 Years

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HUMAN ZOO  The non-competitive Panorama section of the Berlinale often contains the festival’s most provocative and sought after films. While the works are by lesser known filmmakers, the quality is consistently high and leave both audiences and critics with something to debate and ponder long after the lights come up. This year, the section is presenting 17 feature films in its Main Programme, 15 in Panorama Special, and 16 in its Panorama Dokumente series. In addition, as part ...

Hull International Short Film Festival highlights

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GLIMMER The 7th Hull International Short Film Festival, which runs from 21st-26th April, is proud to announce that it has renamed two of its major awards the Anthony Minghella Award for Best International Short and the Anthony Minghella Award for best UK Short. Both awards have been sponsored by the University of Hull and carry cash prizes of £1000 (International Award) and £500 (UK Award).Anthony Minghella, who sadly passed away in 2008, was one of the British film industry’s most talented ...

Who's expected at Berlinale Panorama 2009

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Catherine Breillat, Michael Winterbottom, Michael Glawogger, Lucía Puenzo, and Philippe LioretShortly before completing our selection for this year’s programme, it has become evident that genuinely independent cinema – in contrast to the independents of the major studios in the early 2000s – is at an advantage due to the economic crisis. In other words: cinema now promises to become more radical and audacious again, and hence more inspiring. This development can be seen not only in a new ...

London Festival Enjoys audience and industry records

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The Times BFI 52nd London Film Festival rounded off its most successful year to date with the European premiere of Danny Boyle’s SLUMDOG MILLIONAIRE. This year’s Festival hosted 191 feature films and 109 short films from 43 countries including a record 15 world premieres. There were 398 screenings and 537 visiting international filmmakers, a record 1096 industry professionals, and the highest ever audience attendance. High-profile international filmmakers and actors attended their film’s s...

NEWSLETTER N° 386: October 22, 2008

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LIVE FROM THE LONDON FILM FESTIVAL LFF - Incendiary LFF - American Teen LFF - 1234 LFF - Dean Spanley SLUMDOG MILLIONAIRE will be Closing Night Gala of The Times BFI 52nd London Film Festival LFF - Miracle at St Anna Victoire Terminus, winner of this year's Grierson Award Galas and Special Screenings at London Fest Watch our daily video podcasts _______________________________________________________...

SLUMDOG MILLIONAIRE will be Closing Night Gala of The Times BFI 52nd London Film Festival

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The Closing Night Gala of The Times BFI 52nd London Film Festival will be the European Premiere of Danny Boyle's SLUMDOG MILLIONAIRE. SLUMDOG MILLIONAIRE is the story of Jamal Malik, an 18 year-old orphan from the slums of Mumbai, who finds himself  just one question away from winning a staggering 20 million rupees on India's ‘Who Wants To Be A Millionaire?'.  Arrested on suspicion of cheating, Jamal tells the police the incredible story of his life on the streets, and of the girl he love...

Victoire Terminus, winner of this year's Grierson Award

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The day after the opening of The Times BFI 52nd London Film Festival, the BFI is pleased to announce that Victoire Terminus, the powerful new documentary from Renaud Barret and Florent De La Tullaye, has been unanimously selected as the winner of this year's Grierson Award. The Grierson Award is awarded annually for the best feature-length documentary screened at the Festival and this year will be presented at the film's UK premiere on Sunday 26 October at the Ritzy in Brixton. Set in the ...

Victoire Terminus winner of this year's Grierson Award

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The day after the opening of The Times BFI 52nd London Film Festival, the BFI is pleased to announce that Victoire Terminus, the powerful new documentary from Renaud Barret and Florent De La Tullaye, has been unanimously selected as the winner of this year's Grierson Award.The Grierson Award is awarded annually for the best feature-length documentary screened at the Festival and this year will be presented at the film's UK premiere on Sunday 26 October at the Ritzy in Brixton.Set in the summer o...

Benicio Del Toro Screen Talk at London Film Festival

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The Times BFI 52nd London Film Festival is delighted to announce an addition to the 2008 programme, as a new wave of tickets go on sale.Benicio Del Toro will participate in a Tiscali Screen Talk on Friday 24 October.Multi award-winning actor Benicio Del Toro discusses his film career and gives us an insight into his astounding performance in our Tiscali Gala film CHE (Part 1 & Part 2).Benicio Del Toro’s acting has been described as fearless, magnetic and savagely emotional. He has garnered a r...

Ralpf Fiennes to receive awards in London

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The Times BFI 52nd London Film Festival is delighted to announce that Ralph Fiennes will receive The Variety UK Achievement in Film Award on Monday 27 October at BFI Southbank.The exclusive special event will feature an extended on-stage interview with Fiennes, including a comprehensive look back through his previous body of work and a preview of his forthcoming projects. The award celebrates Fiennes’ artistic contribution to the UK film industry and international cinema. Ever since his TV le...

VIFF from Vancouver Film & TV Forum

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The VIFF's 23rd Annual Film and Television Forum gets down to the serious business of financing and distribution with a world-class line-up of heavy hitters from around the globe. From co-venturing with the US to international co-productions with Ireland, Germany and Mexico, this year's seminars, Tête-à-tête meetings and Speed Dating sessions explore the innovative new paradigms in the shifting worlds of financing, distribution and marketing. "With various major US distributors shutting down...

London Fest to expand services to the industry

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The Festival’s provision of services to the Industry has increased in 2008 and ranges from ground-breaking international events to UK focused debates and leading talent development projects. This expanded and diverse slate is possible thanks to continued funding from Film London, the London Development Agency, the Mayor of London, and new industry sponsor, Production Base.Innovations for 2008 include a major event UK and India:The Shape of Things to Come, in association with the UK Film Counci...

Gus Van Sant to Receive Tribute at IFP's Gotham Awards

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In recognition of his pioneering career which has helped break down the barriers between independent and mainstream film, IFP announced today that director Gus Van Sant will be presented with a Gotham Awards Tribute at the 18th Annual Gotham Awards™ on Tuesday, December 2nd in New York. Presented by IFP, the nation's oldest and largest organization of independent filmmakers, the Gotham Awards™ is one of the leading awards for independent film and the first major honors of the film awards sea...

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