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NEWSLETTER N° 494: January 28, 2011

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Season's greeting to all our friends on the festival circuit! I thank you for the warm and encouraging messages around my candidacy for President of uniFrance, Thanks for your support : results in the next newsletter!. Bruno Chatelin Support Bruno Chatelin running for President at uniFrance and discover his program  Follow this LINK if you cannot read the newsletter properly Contact the Editor, Advertise with us  This weekly ...

Bruno Chatelin runs for President of UniFrance

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Antoine de Clermont Tonnerre two year mandate as President of uniFrance run by Regine Hatchondo (General Manager) will be open for renewal next Friday, January 28th .   Antoine de Clermont Tonnerre declared only recently that he would apply for a second mandate from his board.   UniFrance is the organization dedicated to promoting French cinema worldwide.   It w...

Bruno Chatelin runs for President of UniFrance

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UniFrance is the organization dedicated to promoting French cinema worldwide.It was founded in 1949 as an association under the French 1901 Act, and operates under the supervision of the CNC - Centre National de la Cinématographie.UniFrance currently has around 800 members, including feature film and short film producers, sales agents, directors, actors, authors (screenwriters), and talent agents. It is run by Regine Hatchondo (General Manager) whose previous mission was, among others, to promo...

13th Rendez-Vous with French Cinema in Paris (January 13-17, 2011)

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  Unifrance is hosting its 2011 Rendez-Vous event in Paris from January 13 through 17. Over the four-day event, the Grand Hotel Intercontinental will welcome 450 international distributors who have traveled to Paris to discover French cinema's latest offerings presented by sales agents. 80 films, half of which have not yet been released, will be screened at the Film Market. Among titles presented are A Cat in Paris by Alain Gagnol and Jean-Loup Feli...

13th Rendez-Vous with French Cinema in Paris

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13th Rendez-Vous with French Cinema in Paris (January 13-17, 2011)(1/11/11)Unifrance is hosting its 2011 Rendez-Vous event in Paris from January 13 through 17.Over the four-day event, the Grand Hotel Intercontinental will welcome 450 international distributors who have traveled to Paris to discover French cinema's latest offerings presented by sales agents. 80 films, half of which have not yet been released, will be screened at the Film Market. Among titles presented are A Cat in Paris by Alain ...

Thierry Fremaux on "Lumiere"

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The Lumiere brothers, Auguste Lumiere, born in 1862, and Louis, born in 1864, were among the earliest filmmakers, contributing to the birth of film in 1895.  Born in Besancon, France, they moved to Lyon in 1870, where they both attended technical school.  Their father, Claude-Antoine Lumiere, ran a photography business and his sons worked for him.  When Claude-Antoine retired in 1892, Auguste and Louis began to create moving pictures.   They patented a number of significant processes lead...

Thierry Fremaux on “Lumiere”

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The Lumiere brothers, Auguste Lumiere, born in 1862, and Louis, born in 1864, were among the earliest filmmakers, contributing to the birth of film in 1895. Born in Besancon, France, they moved to Lyon in 1870, where they both attended technical school. Their father, Claude-Antoine Lumiere, ran a photography business and his sons worked for him. When Claude-Antoine retired in 1892, Auguste and Louis began to create moving pictures. They patented a number of significant processes leading up ...

11th Mumbai Film Festival comes to a Close!

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UK film WHITE LIGHTNIN' wins the INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION for the First Feature Films of Directors with a cash prize of Rs. 50 Lakh ~ LA PIVELLINA (THE LITTLE ONE) wins the Jury Grand Prize along with cash prize Rs. 25 Lakh ~ An incredible end to an exceptional start! The curtain closed on the 11th edition of Mumbai Film Festival organized by the Mumbai Academy of Moving Image (MAMI) at Mumbai amidst the who's who of the of Indian and World cinema gracing the closure of the event ...

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...

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...

Entre les murs (The Class) offered support in Germany

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Entre les murs by Laurent Cantet has won the Distribution Aid Award aimed at supporting the release of a French film in Germany. Coming with a check of €20,000, this award jointly offered by Unifrance and the MFG Filmförderung Baden-Württemberg, was presented Wednesday evening to the film’s distributor Concorde Filmverleih in the presence of the actress Anne Langlois, the French Consul in Stuttgart, Christian Dumont, and Gabriele Röthemeyer, director of MFG Filmförderung....

11th Rendez-Vous With French Cinema in Paris

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For its 11th consecutive year, Unifrance will welcome 350 distributors and 120 journalists from around the world in Paris from January 15 through 19, 2009.   As is the case each year, foreign distributors will gather in Paris to sample the latest offerings from the French film industry at film market screenings (with 82 films screened including 39 titles yet to be released), and to meet with sales agents (34 companies will attend the event, representing the entire film ...

Emmanuelle Béart patron of Vietnam's 2nd Panorama of French Cinema

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Unifrance and the French Embassy in Vietnam are hosting the 2nd Panorama of French Cinema in Vietnam. Unifrance and the French Embassy in Vietnam are presenting the 2nd Panorama of French Cinema in Vietnam, which will be held in Hanoi from October 20 through 22 in partnership with MegaStar Cinemas, in Ho Chi Minh City from October 22 through 24, in Da-Nang from October 27 through 28, and in Haiphong from October 29 through 30. This year’s Panorama will showcase a selection of 6 French fi...

Emmanuelle Béart patron of Vietnam's 2nd Panorama of French Cinema

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Unifrance and the French Embassy in Vietnam are presenting the 2nd Panorama of French Cinema in Vietnam, which will be held in Hanoi from October 20 through 22 in partnership with MegaStar Cinemas, in Ho Chi Minh City from October 22 through 24, in Da-Nang from October 27 through 28, and in Haiphong from October 29 through 30.This year’s Panorama will showcase a selection of 6 French films not yet released in Vietnam: 15 ans et demi by François Desagnat and Thomas Sorriaux, Cash by Eric Besna...

Cannes Directors Fortnight Celebration In New York

 Tuesday, July 1----------With the American economy in the crapper and the dollar at near record lows, a trip to the Cannes Film Festival has become an inexpensive indulgence, even for the media professionals who “must” be there. For the general public, who may be curious about what goes on along the famed shores of the Riviera, the difficulty of being part of the Cannes action is doubly difficult. Well, for the past month, Cannes has been made affordable and surprisingly accessible, with t...

Ukraine celebrates at Berlin Film Festival

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The First Lady of Ukraine opened the reception of the Ukrainian Cinema Foundation at Adlon Kempinski Hotel Berlin Tuesday night. About 300 industry representatives and journalists attended the event which was organised with the support of Nemiroff Vodka Company. Kateryna Yushchenko underlined the importance of film promotion for the development of a national film industry. The First Lady said that after a collapse in the post soviet years, we now witness the rebirth of Ukrainian Cinema. She reme...

EFA to deliver the first award for co production

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For the first time, this year's European Film Awards Ceremony will include the presentation of an award for co-production -- the Prix Eurimages. Eurimages, the support fund for co-production, distribution, exhibition and digitisation of European cinematographic works, has become a patron of the European Film Academy and has created this reward for European co-producers to acknowledge the decisive position which co-production occupies within the European film industry.The first Prix Eurimages wil...

German French Film Rendez Vous in Munich

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Les 4e Rendez-vous franco-allemands du cinéma9 – 11 November 2006Under the honorary presidency of Jean-Jacques Beineix and Jan SchuetteMunich is following Lyon and Cologne this year as the venue for the the German-French Film Rendez-Vous which is supported by CNC, FFA, Unifrance, German Films, Arte France, FilmFernsehFonds Bayern, the Free State of Bavaria, ARRI and Bavaria Film as well as the Ile-de-France and Rhône-Alpes Film Commissions, FilmFoerderung Hamburg, Filmstiftung NRW, Medienboa...

3rd Franco-German Film Rendez-Vous: in Germany for the first time

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As part of the German-French Film Academy, which was founded in June 2000 by Federal Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder and the French President Jacques Chirac, representatives of the German and French film industry brought the Franco-German Film Rendez-Vous into being to intensify the exchange of views and experiences between the two countries. This year's meeting, for which over 200 participants have already registered, will take place in Cologne. The event is supported by CNC, FFA, German Films, Un...
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