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Sunday, March 11—Cinequest Co-founder Kathleen Powell presented the awards on the closing night of the festival.(Descriptions excerpted from the Cinequest program guide.)Director's AwardsGLOBAL VISION AWARD: to the filmmaker who defies convention and exhibits work of universal vision, making bold use of storytelling to create evocative cinema of the future.FRESH AIR/FRISS LEVEGÕ (Hungary)From its wry opening in a Hungarian Lonely Hearts ballroom dance to its daring ending, Ágnes Kocsis...

The Miami International Film Festival Awards

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The Miami International Film Festival (MIFF), presented awards to films today in three competition categories: Documentary Features, Ibero-American Dramatic Features, and World Cinema Features. Jurors in the three categories, along with the International Federation of Film Critics (FIPRESCI), awarded prizes to films in competition during the 2007 Festival. The ceremony, which took place at the Gusman Center for the Performing Arts, was hosted by Mexican actress Gabriela Ribero and from Burkina F...

Program day 2 final sessions

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Sponsors Share Their Success Stories and Initiatives for the Future Moderator: Jon Fitzgerald, President, Right Angle Studios Doug Cole, Director of Entertainment Marketing, Hewlett Packard Darren Michele Gipson, National Director, SAGIndie Bob Donlon, Senior Marketing Manager, Digital Video & Audio Manager, Adobe Guerilla PR for Film Festivals Chris Gore, President, FilmThreat Festival Filter: Understand How the Film Festival is an important outlet for the distribution of independent film...

Leeds really leads!

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I felt like Liza Minnelli, when she used to sing that saga entitled "Ring them bells" which underlined how after roaming the world you will find love on your doorstep,or with a nearby neighbour.Although hailing from Yorkshire, and for some years contributing to the Bradford Film Festival, I had actually never ever attended the Leeds International Film Festival.(At the National Museum of Photography Film and Television,that was not encouraged- though the current director of the Leeds Festival,a c...

Angel Awards: Monaco International Film Festival

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The festival dates are 7th, 8th, 9th and 10th December 2006. THE LIST OF JURY MEMBERS ATTENDINGDonovan - (Singer/Songwriter)Cliona Buckley – (Ireland Cinephile)Nigel Douglas - (Film/TV Director)Alexander Kaufmann (Entrepreneur & philanthropist Monaco, Geneve, Stockholm)Rony Bridges- (Feature Producer OranMor, Scotland)Sarah Manners - (Actress)Duncan James -(Singer of Band BLUE)2006 AMBASSADRESS - Michaela Foster Marsh promising Scottish Singer/Songwriter DAME DE HONOUR - Dame Shirley Bassey ...

50th London Festival Finale

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The Times BFI 50th London Film Festival rounded off a successful fortnight of film screenings and events with Babel. This year’s 50th edition featured 183 feature films and 131 short films from 48 countries, 438 screenings and 1649 visiting international filmmakers and industry professionals. International glamour on the red carpet featured throughout the Festival’s 16 days. Alejandro González Iñárritu was joined by actors Gael García Bernal and Rinko Kikuchi to introduce Babel, the Clo...

London 50th Festival Finale

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The Times BFI 50th London Film Festival rounded off a successful fortnight of film screenings and events with Babel. This year’s 50th edition featured 183 feature films and 131 short films from 48 countries, 438 screenings and 1649 visiting international filmmakers and industry professionals.International glamour on the red carpet featured throughout the Festival’s 16 days. Alejandro González Iñárritu was joined by actors Gael García Bernal and Rinko Kikuchi to introduce Babel, the Closi...

Lurking in London

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It may not be easy to take the temperature at any international film festival but when the event is held in London it should be de rigueur, as weather is such a British obsession. Although it has been the balmiest October since 1649, or whenever records began, with 21 degrees C enjoyed in the capital when The Times BFI 50th London Film Festival lengthily opened its doors (I did not attend the Inauguration on the 18th as I was too late in requesting a ticket; I live in hope of an entree to the c...

Mike Figgis to create global film experience for London Fest

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At 7pm on Friday 27th October, The Times BFI 50th London Film Festival will celebrate its jubilee year with ‘A Portrait of London’ - the largest live audiovisual free screening London’s Trafalgar Square has ever seen. Projected onto a 120 foot screen before Nelson’s column, it features writer/director/composer Mike Figgis mixing sound and moving image from some of London’s most exciting filmmakers, artists and music producers – creating an hour long spectacle to be enjoyed by Londone...

London Festival celebrates the cutting edge in filmmaking

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The Times BFI 50th London Film Festival celebrates the cutting edge in artists’ filmmaking by dedicating a special event to Kenneth Anger, a legendary pioneer of independent cinema.The Festival’s Avant-Garde Weekend (28-30 October), will also celebrate the influential work of Jack Smith, another filmmaker distinguished for his uncompromising creative vision, and will welcome back James Benning (One Way Boogie Woogie/27 Years Later), attending the festival for the fifth time.Kenneth Anger’s...

London Fest will premier The Last King of Scotland

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The Times BFI London Film Festival is delighted to announce that this year’s 50th edition will open on Wednesday 18th October with the European premiere of THE LAST KING OF SCOTLAND, directed by Oscar™ winning documentary director Kevin Macdonald. Based on the award-winning novel by Giles Foden, the film stars Forest Whitaker as the tyrannical Ugandan President Idi Amin, alongside James McAvoy (THE CHRONICLES OF NARNIA), Gillian Anderson (A COCK AND BULL STORY), Kerry Washington (FANTASTIC F...

Times BFI London Film Festival Announces Opening Night Gala

The 50th edition of the TIMES BFI LONDON FILM FESTIVAL will kick off on October 18th with the European premiere of THE LAST KING OF SCOTLAND, directed by Oscar-winning documentary director Kevin Macdonald. Based on the award-winning novel by Giles Foden, the film stars Forest Whitaker as the tyrannical Ugandan President Idi Amin. Shot in Uganda and the UK, the film follows an incredible twist of fate when a Scottish doctor, played by James McAvoy (THE CHRONICLES OF NARNIA) becomes irreversibl...

BFI London Film Festival Announces 2006 Dates

The BFI London Film Festival, which celebrates its milestone 50th anniversary this year, has announced its dates for its 2006 session. The Festival will have its gala Opening Night on October 18th and run through November 2nd. To celebrate its 50 year anniversary, the Festival is planning a number of special events in September, as an exciting run up to the official Festival program. Special public events around the city of London will be announced in the coming weeks. The Times of London ret...

Curtain closes on Cambridge Film Festival

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26th Cambridge Film Festival (6-16 July, Cambridge Arts Picturehouse)“ This ever-expanding festival has really pushed the boat out this year, with an amazing slew of UK premieres – over 30 and counting. And this is only the tip of the iceberg!” The Guardian 1/7/06“ The Cambridge Film Festival has developed into a leading showcase for art-house hits. It’s a taste of the best of what’s to come” The Observer 2/7/06“Cambridge has the knack of attracting big names – to the irritatio...

Tiburon International Film Fest Awards to Stolen Life

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Winners of 2006 Tiburon International Film Festival Golden Reel Awards The winners of the Golden Reel Awards were announced on March 17, 2006 at the 5th Annual Tiburon International Film Festival, during a special ceremony: Best Film: Stolen Life, by: Li Shaohong (China) Best Director: Vladan Nikolic, for Love, (USA)Best Actor: Self Medicated, by: Monty Lapica (USA)Best Actress: Marzia Tedeschi, for: For Bread Alone (Italy/Morocco)Best Documentary: In the Shadow of the Palms, by: Wayne Coles-Ja...

What's up in London (Fest in action)

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The Times bfi London Film Festival opens today for the 49th time with "The Constant Gardener", directed by acclaimed City Of God director Fernando Meirelles. The Festival closes on Thursday 3 November with George Clooney's Good Night. And, Good Luck. With up to 20 screenings and special events to choose from every day the festival offers a lot to films fans.Herewith a list of a few key events.The Hollywood Reporter presents: In Sync: The Director/Producer Dynamic20th October 2005 - 18:15, Natio...

Berlin Panorama celebrates 20 years

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PANORAMA CELEBRATES TWENTY YEARSThe Panorama section of the Berlin Film Festival is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year, continuing a tradition of bringing the work of innovative and original artists to the international arena.The Panorama’s “patron saint” is its founder, Manfred Salzgeber, a theater owner and arthouse distributor, who almost single handedly created the underground film aesthetic in Berlin, and was influential in the spread of these unique films to countries all ove...

Southeastern film critics association leans "sideways"

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SOUTHEASTERN FILM CRITICS ASSOCIATION LEANS 'SIDEWAYS'The wine-fueled comedy-drama "Sideways" has harvested top honors from the Southeastern Film Critics Association. The road movie in which two old friends argue over wine and women was named Best Picture in the 13th annual SEFCA vote. "Sideways" also won for director Alexander Payne, supporting actor Thomas Haden Church, supporting actress Virginia Madsen and its screenplay, which was adapted by Payne and Jim Taylor from Rex Pickett's novel. P...

London closes the curtain on most successful Fest yet

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CLOSES THE CURTAINS ON THE MOST SUCCESSFUL FESTIVAL YETTonight The Times bfi 48th London Film Festival closed the curtains on the most successful Festival yet with the international premiere of David O. Russell's existential comedy I ♥ Huckabees. Over the past 16 days and nights film-makers, journalists, industry professionals and the general public have flocked to London to attend Europe's largest and most prestigious public film festival. This year the Festival broke all previous records...

A View from the London bridge: Europe

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The Times bfi 48th London Film FestivaLOctober 20 to November 4Cinema Europa listingThe 7th Day (Spain, 2003) Two internationally renowned European talents, director Carlos Saura and writer Ray Loriga, collaborate on a powerful drama of love and revenge.Aaltra (Belgium, 2004) Shot in beautiful black and white CinemaScope, Aaltra is deliciously mordant black comedy and the ultimate wheelchair road movie.Aftermath (Denmark, 2004) Poignant and intense study of grief, the story of a young profession...

get ready for London Fest

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The Times bfi 48th London Film Festival : 20 October - 4 November 2004The countdown to The Times bfi 48th London Film Festival has begun, with less than 4 weeks until our Opening Night Gala, Mike Leigh's award winning Vera Drake The Gala section screens European and UK premieres including Wong Kar-Wai's 2046, the visually arresting martial arts tale House of Flying Daggers and Mira Nair's Vanity Fair. Closing Night Gala is I Heart Huckabees - a brilliant 'existential' comedy starring Dustin Hoff...

Leigh to open next London, david O'Russel to close

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The 48th London Film Festival has selected Mike Leigh’s VERA DRAKE as its Opening Night Gala, and David O. Russell’s I HEART HUCKABEES as Closing Night Gala.The Opening Night Gala, on Wednesday 20th October, will be the UK Premiere of Mike Leigh’s VERA DRAKE starring Imelda Staunton and Phil Davis, it will be released in the United Kingdom by Momentum Pictures early in the New Year.The Closing Night Gala, on Thursday 4th November, will showcase the International Premiere of I HEART HUCKABE...

58th Edinburgh fest opens with diaries

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58th Festival Announces Cannes Titles Fresh from its acclaimed screening at Cannes, the 58th Edinburgh International Film Festival is proud to announce that its Opening Night film for 2004 will be THE MOTORCYCLE DIARIES. This UK premiere looks likely to be held in the presence of star GAEL GARCIA BERNAL and director WALTER SALLES.Cannes audience favourite, DEAR FRANKIE has also been confirmed for the Edinburgh programme. This film is from the screenwriter of Afterlife (EIFF Audience Award winne...

Andy Cole nominated at Film London

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Andy Cole has been appointed as the first Head of Communications and Marketing at Film London, the strategic body for the film and media industry in the capital. He is tasked with establishing a communications strategy for the newly formed organisation, developing a range of sponsorship and business partnerships, and promoting London as an international film-making centre.Cole will join Film London after 3 years as Head of Marketing at the British Film Institute, where he oversaw the promotion o...

SFAC selection for best fimmaking achievements in 2003

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THE SOUTHEASTERN FILM CRITICS ASSOCIATION ANNOUNCES PICKS FOR BESTFILMMAKING ACHIEVEMENTS OF 2003"The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King" wins best film, director"The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King" has been named best filmand its helmer, Peter Jackson, best director in the 2003 awards of theSoutheastern Film Critics Association."City of God" from Brazil was chosen as best foreign-language film in the12th annual awards held by SEFCA. President Betsy Pickle of the KnoxvilleNews ...

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