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altcineAction! Submission is open!

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Whether an established or aspiring filmmakers, here’s your chance to shine—and win a full scholarship or production equipment that will jump-start your career. The Balkan film portal altcine.com is holding the first online short film festival for the Balkans. Submissions are open until September 7th and don’t delay: here’s the twist. altcineAction! will screen a maximum of 360 minutes—and films are accepted on a first-come, first served basis. But there’s another ...

Sheffield Doc/Fest awards

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It was announced today at the annual Sheffield Doc/Fest awards ceremony, hosted by Jeremy Hardy, that the 20th edition of Sheffield Doc/Fest in 2013 will see the introduction of The Tim Hetherington Award presented by Dogwoof. Says Oli Harbottle, Dogwoof,  “We are delighted to be collaborating with Doc/Fest on this award. Tim’s legacy will forever define what we do at Dogwoof, and his approach will inspire filmmakers for generations to come”. The Tim Hetherington Award will includ...

CineLink Call for Entries Extended!

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New call for entries for filmmakers from Southeast Europe to participate in the CineLink Project Development Workshop and Co-Production Market held within the framework of the Sarajevo Film Festival is opened from the 1th of December 2011.  New deadline for project submissions is 12th of March 2012. CineLink project, the backbone of the Sarajevo Film Festival's Industry Section, is a development and financing platform for carefully selected local feature projects destine...

RAW MATERIAL at 27th SBIFF, 2012!

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photo still from film RAW MATERIAL at 27th SBIFF, 2012!  One of the documentaries highest on my list in the past year is the film, RAW MATERIAL (Greece, 2011) by director Christos Karakepelis. This documentary left me with chills, not only because of its raw subject about the declining Greek economy but the worsening of the situation of immigrants to Greece and the inhumane lives they lead. When we follow the lives of three Roma from Albania, two Indians, a Turk and a Greek ...

'Forgiveness of Blood' at Palm Springs

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              photo still from 'THE FORGIVENESS OF BLOOD' (2011)   Director Joshua Marston's latest film, THE FORGIVENESS OF BLOOD (2011), screened this week in Palm Springs during the 2012 Palm Springs International Film Festival (PSIFF). Marston once again impresses audiences with his one-of-a-kind filmic verisimilitude. Similar to his international hit MARIA FULL OF GRACE (2004), which was filmed in Col...

A review of 'FORGIVENESS OF BLOOD' at TIFF 2011

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       photo still from 'THE FORGIVENESS OF BLOOD' (2011)  THE FORGIVENESS OF BLOOD (2011) screened last week at the 52nd Thessaloniki Film Festival (TIFF) 2011. Director Joshua Marston once again impresses audiences with his one-of-a-kind filmic verisimilitude. Similar to his international hit MARIA FULL OF GRACE (2004), which was filmed in Columbia and in Columbian Spanish with English subtitles, this globe-trotting American does the same with FORGIVENES...

THE FORGIVENESS OF BLOOD at TIFF...An ecumenical review!

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        photo still from 'THE FORGIVENESS OF BLOOD' (2011) THE FORGIVENESS OF BLOOD (2011) screened last week at the 52nd Thessaloniki Film Festival (TIFF) 2011. Director Joshua Marston once again impresses audiences with his one-of-a-kind filmic verisimilitude. Similar to his international hit MARIA FULL OF GRACE (2004), which was filmed in Columbia and in Columbian Spanish with English subtitles, this globe-trotting American does the same with FORGIVENESS O...

52nd Thessaloniki Film Festival Lineup

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Martha Marcy May Marlene (2011) TIFF PRESS RELEASE!52nd THESSALONIKI INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL 4 - 13 NOVEMBER, 2011 FILM LIST OPENING FILM – November 4th, 2011 - The Descendants by Alexander Payne, 2011, USA CLOSING FILM - November 12th, 2011 - Martha Marcy May Marlene by Sean Durkin, USA, 2011  INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION  • ALOIS NEBEL, Tomas LUNAK, Czech Republic, Germany, Slovak Republic, 2011, 84’ • BEHOLD THE LAMB, John MCILDUFF, United Kingdom, 2011, 83’ • BURROS/D...

Don’t Miss the South East European Films at AFI in Los Angeles

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Here's another great opportunity to see films from South East Europe in Los Angeles. And it's free! Today (and later this week too) you can see two SEE films at the AFI Film Festival: -- Once Upon a Time in Anatolia (Turkey/Bosnia) is Turkey’s official submission for the Foreign Language Oscar, today at 1:30pm at the Egyptian, and Nov. 10 at 3:45pm at the Chinese. Details: http://ticketing.afi.com/eng/detail.aspx?ID=8196  -- The Forgiveness of Blood (USA/Albania/Denmark/Italy)...

Thessaloniki gearing up for 52nd edition,

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We will be covering the festival with dailies...stay tuned       52nd THESSALONIKI INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL will run  November 4 - 13, 2011 With less than a week to go before the start of the event, we have the pleasure to contact you with the latest news from this year's 52ND Thessaloniki International Film Festival, which kicks off Friday, November 4th.   A complete list of this year's line-up can be found at the end of this pres...

International Panorama 13, Patras International Film Festival & Culture ended with awards

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Cultural Resistance In a successful and festive atmosphere, Patras International Film Festival & Culture - "13th International Panorama" ended on Saturday, 8th of October, organized by the non-profit organization "International Panorama of Independent Film and Video Creators" in collaboration with the Editorial Committee of the online magazine «Cineek magazine-online magazine of Alternative Culture», www.cineek.gr. The festival started on 1st of October 2010 and ...

Eastern Neighbours Film Festival in Utrecht Line Up

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The 4th Eastern Neighbours Film Festival in Utrecht (NL) announces 2011 Line UpA total of 31 films from 9 countries are screened at this years edition of ENFF in Utrecht, Netherlands (October 26 - 30, 2011). The festival focuses on films from East and South Eastern Europe, from countries that are not yet members of the European Union. ENFF opens with the film DO NOT FORGET ME ISTANBUL. Six directors that have been successful in the international arena came together for this project under the art...

RAW MATERIAL at RIFF 2011

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photo still from filmRAW MATERIAL... Screening at the 8th annual Reykjavik International Film Festival (RIFF), 2011.   RAW MATERIAL (Greece, 2011) by director Christos Karakepelis. This documentary left me with chills, not only because of its raw subject about the declining Greek economy but the worsening of the situation of immigrants to Greece and the inhumane lives they lead. When we follow the lives of three Roma from Albania, two Indians, a Turk and a Greek who subsist on the collec...

38th Telluride Film Festival draws to a close

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Telluride Film Festival (September 2-5, 2011), presented by the National Film Preserve, draws to a close today following a spectacular weekend of diverse programming, surprise screenings and special guests.   Telluride Film Festival screened twenty-eight new feature films in its main program, six film revivals selected by Guest Director Caetano Veloso, nine Backlot programs, nine classics and restorations, 30 shorts and student films, and hosted nine seminars and conversations between...

The Telluride Film Festival final line up

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Telluride Film Festival (September 2-5, 2011), presented by the National Film Preserve, announces its program for the 38th Telluride Film Festival. Featuring diverse programming from around the globe, TFF once again sets the stage for some of the year’s most highly anticipated films.   TFF opens its 38th year with over twenty-five new feature films plus special artist tributes, Guest Director programs selected by Caetano Veloso, Backlot programs, classics and restorations, shorts, studen...

2nd Annual New York City International Film Festival Opening Night Awards

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By Maria Esteves – August 29, 2011 The 2nd Annual New York City International Film Festival 2011 (NYCIFF11) Opening Night Jury Awards presented by Roberto Rizzo honored the best films of 2011 by emerging and established filmmakers from around the world at the Hudson theatre, Thursday, August 18, 8:00 PM. The award presenters were actor M. Macaluso, T. Iz, E. Thai, I. Yako, L. Kruse, and NYCIFF founder Roberto Rizzo. In 2010, NYCIFF was founded by Roberto Rizzo. His vision is to intro...

2011 NYC International Film Festival Opening Night Awards Videos

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By Maria Esteves – August 28, 2011 The 2nd Annual New York City International Film Festival 2011 (NYCIFF11) Opening Night Awards  presented by NYCIFF founder Robert Rizzo honoring the best international filmmaking and emerging directors in 2011 immediately followed the Opening Night Gala at the Hudson Theatre, Thursday, August 18, 8:00 PM. NYCIFF11 Opening Night black-tie red carpet arrivals included international filmmakers, producers, writers, actors, recording artists, industry executiv...

2011 NYC International Film Festival Opening Night Awards Photos

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By Maria Esteves – August 28, 2011 The 2nd Annual New York City International Film Festival 2011 (NYCIFF11) Opening Night Awards  presented by NYCIFF founder Robert Rizzo honoring the best international filmmaking and emerging directors in 2011 immediately followed the Opening Night Gala at the Hudson Theatre, Thursday, August 18, 8:00 PM. NYCIFF11 Opening Night black-tie red carpet arrivals included international filmmakers, producers, writers, actors, recording artists, industry executiv...

Helsinki International Film Festival 2011 gala films confirmed

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  The 24th annual Helsinki International Film Festival – Love & Anarchy takes place from September 15th to 25th, 2011. The opening and closing films, the Love & Anarchy Gala film and the Finnish Film Gala selection have all been confirmed to the festival programme.   Pedro Almodóvar’s THE SKIN I LIVE IN is the opening film of HIFF – Love & Anarchy. The Spanish director’s new thriller stuns with its extraordinary visuals and music. The striking...

AWARDS & NOMINATIONS 2011

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Silver Princess Statuette (replica of the original "The Palace" statue of Ilijana, daughter of the Romanian Queen Mary of Edingburg) The voices of this year's directors show more clearly than ever that people from all nations are bonded by the same love, loss and laughter. Whether from Africa, Asia, America, Europe, Australia, New Zealand or the Middle East we are one in our needs and emotions. Perhaps in the 21st century the hand written note has been replaced by th...

The best in mountain cinema will be on show at the TrentoFilmfestival 2011

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  A RANGE OF 128 MOUNTAIN FILMS This year, the world's oldest mountain film festival features highly anticipated debuts from across Europe and Italy. Werner Herzog is involved in two films, directing "Cave of Forgotten Dreams" and writing "Happy People, a Year in the Taiga". The latter will be competing for the honours with "180° South" by director Chris Mallory and "Alpi" by photographer Armin Linke. The screening of the 128 participan...

RAW MATERIAL, interview with Christos Karakepelis

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  photo still from film One of the documentaries highest on my list at this year’s 13th TDF was the film, RAW MATERIAL (Greece, 2011) by director Christos Karakepelis. This documentary left me with chills, not only because of its raw subject about the declining Greek economy but the worsening of the situation of immigrants to Greece and the inhumane lives they lead. When we follow the lives of three Roma from Albania, two Indians, a Turk and a Greek who subsist on the collecting...

RAW MATERIAL, interview with Christos Karakepelis

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photo stills from film One of the documentaries highest on my list at this year’s 13th TDF was the film, RAW MATERIAL (Greece, 2011) by director Christos Karakepelis. This documentary left me with chills, not only because of its raw subject about the declining Greek economy but the worsening of the situation of immigrants to Greece and the inhumane lives they lead. When we follow the lives of three Roma from Albania, two Indians, a Turk and a Greek who subsist on the collectin...

13th TDF documentary film lineup

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film still from MY SWEET CANARY (2011), opening film for 13th TDF 13th THESSALONIKI DOCUMENTARY FESTIVAL Images of the 21st Century March 11 – 20, 2011 The 13th Thessaloniki Documentary Festival - Images of the 21st Century, part of the Thessaloniki International Film Festival, presents approximately 220 films (shorts and features) by directors from all over the world, as well as a full parallel events program (previously announced on February 25). OPENING FILM ...

Call for Entris: Film-making Workshops “Who is afraid of the Big Bad Crises?”

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Film-making Workshops “Who is afraid of the Big Bad Crises?” Skopje Workshop Dates: 30 March – 6 April 2011 – Application deadline: 15th of March 2011 Tirana Workshop Dates: 6 May – 13 May 2011 – Application Deadline: 1st of April 2011 Athens Workshop Dates: 15 June – 22 June 2011– Application deadline: 1st of May 2011 You will find more information and online application on our Websites: http://tiranaartlab.wordpress.com/ http://www.balkans...
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