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'Just Talking' at 14th TDF

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  -14th TDF PRESS- JUST TALKING The Just Talking section of the 14th Thessaloniki Documentary Festival opened on Sunday, March 11, 2012. Participating were the directors Natalie Johanna Halla (Gaelle), Steve Lickteig (Open Secret), Ira Dika (Stavroula) and screenwriter/producer Noemi Weis (Desert Riders), whose films are included in this year’s International Program. The session began with a discussion about the bonds that develop between the director and the project’...

Havana Film Festival New york highlights

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  13th HAVANA FILM FESTIVAL NEW YORK (HFFNY) takes place April 12-20, with special events April 20th at the Bronx Museum of the Arts, and April 20-22 at the Museum of the Moving Image in Queens. HFFNY features more than 50 highly anticipated and influential films from and about Latin America, the Caribbean, and Latinos in the U.S. including Cuba, Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Guatemala, Mexico, Puerto Rico, Peru, Venezuela and the U.S. They span a variety ...

Introducing Cinezoïque video

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The cinezoic era is not codified in any textbook. It does not exist but in the heads of dreamers. The Udine native Stefania Rota thought about molding it into the guise of a video named "Cinezoïque". It started out in December as a site-specific installation for Udine's Cinema Visionario and two months later landed on the Web (http://vimeo.com/37106377); in less than 24 hours, this video reached more than 10.000 views, launching Stefania Rota's name on the Internet, allowing her to ...

The films in competition for the San Francisco International Film Festival New Directors Prize

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  11 Narrative Features From Nine Countries Contend for $15,000 New Directors Prize, 12 Documentaries From Nine Countries Contend for $35,000 in Cash Prizes The 55th San Francisco International Film Festival (April 19 - May 3) today announced the films in competition for the New Directors Prize and the Golden Gate Awards for documentary features. The International will award $70,000 in total prizes this year. The New Directors Prize of $15,000 will be given to a narrative first feature...

Kinoteka Polish Film Festival Opens in London

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  Fans of Polish cinema are in for a fortnight of fun, as the 10th Kinoteka Polish Film Festival opens on March 8th and runs through the 22nd at various venues in London, with some additional screenings taking place in Edinburgh and Belfast. The festival will showcase a wide variety of work by contemporary filmmakers in its New Polish Cinema programme, including features, animation and documentaries, as well as a selection of classics. The opening night gala will present Malgo...

1st Argentine Film Festival in London launching this april

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With a reputation for producing some of the most exciting films in Latin America, get ready for fireworks this April as Argentine cinema comes to London with its very own festival.A new generation of passionate, assured, filmmakers have taken their Argentine essence and mix of European influences to craft unique features that show an undiscovered side to Argentina.Expect mesmerising debuts, captivating documentaries and some unseen gems from Argentina’s silent era, together with live music, Ma...

New York Festivals 2012 International Television & Film Awards Announces Finalists

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New York Festivals 2012 International Television & Film Awards Announces Finalists;  Trophies Presented at NAB Show in Las Vegas  New York, NY – February 2, 2012:  New York Festivals® International Television & Film Awards, now in its 55th year of honoring the World’s Best TV Programs & Films™, announced the finalists for the 2012 competition.  The Grand Jury, comprised of award-winning television and film industry experts, determined the shortlist from e...

Mathew Modine joins the Jury for the Best First Feature in Berlinale

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The Berlinale has been even more committed to supporting the next generation of film makers since 2006, when it introduced the Best First Feature Award. The award is endowed with 50,000 Euros, donated by the GWFF (Gesellschaft zur Wahrnehmung von Film- und Fernsehrecht), a society dedicated to safeguarding film and television rights. The prize money is to be split between the producer and the director of the winning film. Additionally, the director will be awarded with a high-quali...

Argentinean filmmakers from internationaly acclaimes "Las Acacias" visit Lithuania

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On the 4th of October Kaunas International Film Festival premiered the Argentinian film “Las Acacias” from the Cannes International Film Festival earlier this year. During the screenings of the film in Kaunas and Vilnius the festival audience had the opportunity to meet both the director Pablo Giorgelli and the editor Maria Astrauskas. The director Pablo Giorgelli debut film “Las Acacias”was awarded with the Camera D’or award at the Cannes Film Festival 2011 and selected as the ...

New York Festivals International Radio Program & Promotion Awards

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Vegas, April 14th - 19th. Rose Anderson, Executive Director, New York Festivals International Radio Program & Promotion Awards The wide variety, depth, and scope of the programming created by this year's Finalists are proof that excellence knows no boundaries. New York Festivals® International Television & Film Awards, now in its 55th year of honoring the World's Best TV Programs & FilmsTM, announced the finalists for the 2012 competition. The Grand Jury, comprised of aw...

The World Comes To Sundance

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  The world comes to the Sundance Film Festival from January 19 to 29. In the past several years, the Festival, which first made its reputation with American Indie cinema, has put as much emphasis on its World Cinema competitions, including sections for Dramatic Feature and Documentary Feature. By laying out a red carpet for international filmmakers and industry professionals, Sundance has been able to go mano-a-mano with such prestigious European-based film festivals as Berlin, Cannes a...

Berlinale Forum 2012: Everyday Life and Fantasy

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Differing life plans, generational conflicts and the ambivalence of so-called progress are at the centre of numerous films in the 2012 Forum programme.       As such, Ann-Kristin Reyels' film Formentera follows a young couple on holiday who run into the '68 ideals of their parents' generation and come to realise the extent to which their own ideas about life diverge from one another. Sleepless Knights by Stefan Butzmühlen and Cristina Diz ...

The Winter Film Awards Opening Night: Major Studio and Latin Film Gala in New York February 9th

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  Opening Night of the First Annual Winter Film Awards to award the very best in Major Studio productions and Latin American Film with A-list celebrities and entertainers to be performing, presenting and attending. New York, NY, January 17, 2012 - The Winter Film Awards (WFA) Opening Night will be on par with the finest American award shows of our time. Executive Producer Johnny Falcones says "The Winter Film Awards will be another New York tradition where the Stars can shine for ...

39 New Film Projects at the Berlinale Co-Production Market 2012

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Searching for Co-Production Partners: 39 New Film Projects at the Berlinale Co-Production Market 2012 At the ninth Berlinale Co-Production Market (February 12 to 14, 2012), the producers and directors of 39 selected film projects from 30 countries will meet with 450 potential co-production and financing partners. For each of these projects, the Berlinale Co-Production Market team will arrange approximately 25 meetings with interested partners. This means carefully scheduling more than 1000 meeti...

French Director Hazanavicius announced his next project on the war in Ceceniaat Capri Hollywood

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  FROM «THE ARTIST» TO CECENIA WAITING FOR THE GOLDEN GLOBES AND THE OSCARS French director Hazanavicius received the Best Film Award for his black & white movie at «Capri, Hollywood» where he announced his next project: a feature-film inspired to a Fred Zinnemann movie: «A contemporary story with a woman as a leading character »                        ...

Hazanavicius: from the Artist to the blast of the war in Cecenia

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French director Hazanavicius received the Best Film Award for his black & white movie at «Capri, Hollywood» where he announced his next project: a feature-film inspired to a Fred Zinnemann movie: «A contemporary story with a woman as a leading character » From the poetry of silent cinema to the blast of the war in Cecenia: French filmmaker Michael Hazanavicius, director of the "The artist" - one of the greatest favourites in the race for all the Awards 2012 - announced his next project, fea...

New films by renowned filmmakers in IFFR’s Spectrum

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In its main section Spectrum, the International Film Festival Rotterdam screens films by experienced directors and maestros of artistic and experimental cinema. In total, Spectrum is made up of seventy-two features and documentaries from thirty-two countries, among which six films supported by IFFR’s Hubert Bals Fund. The full Spectrum title list is available here.Sixteen of the Spectrum films will be world premières, including those by Pat Holden (UK); Daniel Rosenfeld (Argentina); Garin Nug...

The program of short films selected to screen at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival

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Sundance Institute announced today the program of short films selected to screen at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival. This year's Short Film program is comprised of 64 short films selected from a record 7,675 submissions, up 16% over submissions for the 2011 Festival. The Festival will be January 19 through 29 in Park City, Salt Lake City, Ogden and Sundance, Utah. Trevor Groth, Director of Programming for the Sundance Film Festival, said, “As technology allows greater access to short f...

2012 Sundance Film Festival competition films

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Sundance Institute announced today the films selected for the U.S. and World Cinema Dramatic and Documentary Competitions of the 2012 Sundance Film Festival. The Sundance Film Festival will take place January 19 through 29 in Park City, Salt Lake City, Ogden and Sundance, Utah. The complete list of films is available at www.sundance.org/festival. Robert Redford, Founder and President of Sundance Institute remarked, "We are, and always have been, a festival about the filmmakers. So w...

Q & A with award-winning Argentine Filmmaker Rodolfo Carnevale

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Bruno Chatelin (BC): Rodolfo tell me more about the catalyst for your debut film The Well?   Rodolfo Carnevale (RC):  Every filmmaker has a different catalyst, in my case "The Well" allows me to tell the story of my life, the story of my family, and more importantly, I can accomplish a social function through making the film, namely to educate and make people more aware about Autism.   BC: What kinds of films are you and Apor...

Q & A with award-winning Argentine Filmmaker Rodolfo Carnevale

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Bruno Chatelin (BC): Rodolfo tell me more about the catalyst for your debut film The Well?Rodolfo Carnevale (RC): Every filmmaker has a different catalyst, in my case “The Well” allows me to tell the story of my life, the story of my family, and more importantly, I can accomplish a social function through making the film, namely to educate and make people more aware about Autism.BC: What kinds of films are you and Aporía Productions primarily interested in making?RC: I’m interested in mo...

JOSEPH BAIER'S ODE TO MORTALITY

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joseph baier directorThe End is My Beginning Tiziano Terzani,the intrepid Italian journalist who is the principal character in Joseph Baier's second feature The End Is My Beginning La fine è il mio inizio, is the polar opposite of  Vlado Taneski, the Macedonian crime reporter-serial killer whose horror story forms one of the three narrative strands in Milcho Manchewski's "Mothers". Unlike Taneski who wrote morbidly detailed accounts of the grisly murders of three old cleaning lad...

YOUNG DIRECTORS & ACTORS DISCUSS OEUVRE ON DAY 5 OF 42ND IFFI,GOA

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 Argentinian director Pablo Cesor, whose Argentine-Benin co-production Orillas delves into the subject of the people of African descent in Buenos Aires says Argentinians have for long been in denial about the African presence. I wanted to tackle the subject of social justice." Next on the agenda is a film on Rabindranath Tagore and his Latin American connections. Mr Cesor says he became interested in the subject after an interaction with the Indian Ambassador to Argentina, which Tago...

DILMA ROUSSEFF ACCORDS TAX FREE STATUS TO INDO BRAZILIAN CO-PRODUCTIONS

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 INDO-BRAZILIAN CO-PRODUCTIONS TO BE TAX FREE; SOCCER & CINEMA SPEARHEADS SPORTING & CULTURAL TIES Argentinian soccer legend Diego Maradona's "hand of god" goal in  1986's infamous quarter-final between Argentina and England may well be the most controversial goal in World Cup history, but the Real Hand of God is propelling Brazil to go all out to promote film and football ties between India and Brazil. Indo-Brazilian film productions will be tax free followin...

52nd TIFF awards ceremony!

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                 The Golden Alexander Award Winner at 52nd TIFF -TIFF PRESS RELEASE-52nd TIFF: The Awards (11/13/2011)52nd THESSALONIKI INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL November 4 -13, 2011 The International Jury of the 52nd Thessaloniki Film Festival comprised of: Laurence Kardish, Senior Curator - Department of Film and Media, Museum of Modern Art NY, USA, Jury President Sitora Alieva, Program Director - Kinot...
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