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Filmfestival Mannheim-Heidelberg will showcase 30 newcomers

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The International Filmfestival Mannheim-Heidelberg, which will celebrate its 60th anniversary next year, is internationally well regarded and sustains its position as being one of the top 100 film festivals worldwide and as being the festival which exclusively presents films by newcomers.From out of thousands of newcomer films the festival selects only roundabout 30 and is thus driven by a very conscious programming process.„We practically fall in love with each single film. The authors and pr...

It's Raining Film at RAINDANCE

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  Well, no one ever accused London of hogging too much of the world's great weather. In fact, it can be said that one of the reasons for the imperialistic urges of the British Empire was to find sunny climes and get out of the fucking rain. Well, rain is not a bad thing when it is a celluloid downpour, and that is what is on tap when the 18th edition of the Raindance Film Festival begins in London on Wednesday evening. This year’s lineup, which includes 69 UK Premieres, is a co...

Deerfield Ranch will open Napa Sonoma Wine Country Film Festival

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  Deerfield Ranch will be the Festival's opening night film. - Sept. 15 Outdoors "Films al FrescoTM" Ben Affleck's crime thriller THE TOWN Doug MacRay (Ben Affleck) is an unrepentant criminal, the de facto leader of a group of ruthless bank robbers who pride themselves in stealing what they want and getting out clean, until he falls for Claire. Based on the book "Prince of Thieves". Outdoors film starts at 8pm. IN THE CAVE 6:30pm Preced...

47 European films receive EFP Film Sales Support for Toronto

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For the 6th year in a row, European Film Promotion (EFP) is assisting the marketing campaigns of European films through its Film Sales Support scheme (FSS) at the prestigious Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) which runs September 9 - 19. Backed by the MEDIA Programme of the European Union, 25 different European sales agents and two production companies are benefitting from the financial help for the promotion of 47 films this year. With an annual programme of close on 120 European fil...

Cirkus Columbia

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Jelena Stupljanin speaks about her new film Cirkus Columbia, a Bosnian film by Bosnian Oscar winner director Danis Tanovic, set in the former Yugoslavia. me: Can you tell me about Cirkus Columbia and what your film is about? And what is your role in the film? Jelena Stupljanin: 'Cirkus Columbia' is a love story set in Bosnia and Herzegovina in the early 90's just before the war in Bosnia started. The story follows Divko (played by Miki Manojlovic) who comes back after 20 years...

A new award for the Motovun Film Festival

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  Motovun Film Festival will be presenting as of this year - the Bauer Award! It will be awarded to the best film in the region in order to contribute to the opening of national boundaries and cinema markets in the region.   Film professionals from the territory that the award covers - Bosnia-Herzegovina, Montenegro, Croatia, Kosovo, Macedonia, Slovenia and Serbia - will be selecting the best film of the season. In addition to the award, the director of the best film will re...

European Films In Competition at FESTROIA

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   SUBMARINO (Thomas Vinterberg, Denmark) Twelve of the best European films produced during the last year are competing for the main award of the 26th edition of FESTROIA. The prestigious Gold Dolphin will be determined by an international jury and announced on the final night of the Festival on June 12. The film directors of the above films are a mix of newcomers to Portugal, as well as directors long admired here. Amongst the returnees are the Danish director Thomas Vinterbe...

Erotic Drama Aka In Between Us Mammals

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 Today there are many films that talk about adulteries and love affairs, especially in France. Ever since 1958 French film about adultery Les Amants directed by Louis Malle with Jeanne Moreau rediscovered human nature. While in 1965, French director Agnès Varda created a minor shock wave in American film with her release of film Happiness (Le Bonheur), a film that openly confronted the topic of adultery in an era before the conception of “open marriage.” And another French film of this era...

New South East Europe Pavilion

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There is excitement in the International Village this year for eight countries who have teamed up and launched a new pavilion. Two years ago, at the Sarajevo Film Festival, talks began in order to create a collaboration of countries from South East Europe. The origional intention, which remains the same today, is to create visability for the countries in this region pertaining mainly to their films, filmakers, and distributors. Early talks included other countries in the surrounding region, bu...

Tribeca Film Festival - Here Come the Neighborhoods

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"Modoki" is the Japanese word for "similar, yet different." Take for example the Tribeca Film Festival (April 21 to May 2, 2010), and October's New York Film Festival. Both are Manhattan cinema extravaganzas — whose overlaps end there. Populist Tribeca plays teriyaki to artsy NYFF's sashimi.    Nearly four decades the Lincoln Center event's junior, Tribeca was founded in 2002 by Robert De Niro, Jane Rosenthal and Craig Hatkoff as a goad to downtown development in th...

A brief presentation of Bergamo Festival Internazionale del Cinema d’Arte

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FESTIVAL INTERNAZIONALE DEL CINEMA D'ARTE -IXth EDITION BERGAMO 16th - 24th  JULY 2010 Mission: an arts cinema manifest To promote and celebrate the universal lenguages of cinema and art: this is the mission of the Festival Internazionale del Cinema d'Arte, a challenging event that in 2010 comes to its 9th edition. A mix of screenings, side events, guests and meetings increases the value of the artistic week and give Bergamo a sophistica...

Scorsese and Polanski At 2010 Berlinale

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  Roman Polanski, who is under house arrest in Switzerland while awaiting word about an extredition proceeding that may bring him back to a United States prison, will be represented at the upcoming Berlinale (even though Polanski will, presumably, only be there in spirit). The controversial filmmaker's latest film THE GHOST WRITER, an adaptation of novelist Philip Roth's tome, is one of the high profile films announced that will be competing for the Golden Bear prize at the 60th edition...

NEWSLETTER N° 445: December 16, 2009

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.............WELCOME TO OUR NEWSLETTER N° 445: December 16, 2009 Follow this LINK if you cannot read the newsletter properly Contact the Editor, Advertise on the sites. Our newsletter reaches 77 000 film professionnals. COMING SOON THE NEXT FESTIVAL DAILIES ON FEST21.COM We follow 4 000 festivals for you. Stay tuned. _____________________________________________________ FESTIVAL NEWS FROM THE CIRCUIT ...

The Global Film Village: The Last Station opens and The Lightkeepers Closes PSIFF


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by Marla LewinThis January marks the 21st anniversary year of the Palm Springs International Film Festival (PSIFF). Today Festival Director Darryl Macdonald announced the program and said, "Our film line-up this year is a strong reflection of the current zeitgeist in world cinema. Sixty-seven first-time feature film directors will screen this year, representing a surge of new filmmaking talent on the world stage. In addition, we'll showcase a vintage crop of new works by established master...

The 60th Berlinale: Films by Martin Scorsese and Roman Polanski to celebrate world premieres in the Competition programme

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The first seven titles for the Competition of the 60th Berlin International Film Festival have been confirmed. The films selected so far are from Austria, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, France, Germany, India, Iran, Turkey, the UK and the USA.   This first group of films selected for the Competition is characterized by up-and-coming young directors, stars and masters of filmmaking like Martin Scorsese and Roman Polanski.   "The Competition of the 60th anni...

Berlin will offer world premiere of next Scorsese and Polanski films

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The 60th Berlinale: Films by Martin Scorsese and Roman Polanski to celebrate world premieres in the Competition programmeThe first seven titles for the Competition of the 60th Berlin International Film Festival have been confirmed. The films selected so far are from Austria, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, France, Germany, India, Iran, Turkey, the UK and the USA. This first group of films selected for the Competition is characterized by up-and-coming young directors, stars and masters of filmma...

Baltic Event Brings Film Pros To Tallinn

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  As if the 250 plus films on display this week at the Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival, held in the Estonian capital through Sunday, December 6, were not enough, the Festival is sponsoring a number of industry initiatives that bring togther film professionals from across Europe. BALTIC EVENT is the largest regional film market, bringing together film distributors, financiers, film festival reps and other professionals to meet the Baltic film industry. Comprised of seminar pane...

IDFA Juries Announce Their Nominees

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At a typically informal gathering at the Festival's resident club on Wednesday evening, the jurors in various categories in the IDFA Awards competitions announced the three-film nominees before a packed house of anxious filmmakers and guests. The Awards themselves will be annnounced on Friday afternoon at the official awards ceremony held at the art nouveau palace, the Tuschinksi. Film screenings of the winners and other titles continues through Sunday. IDFA Competition for Feature-Length Docume...

IDFA Juries Announce Their Nominees

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  At a typically informal gathering at the Festival's resident club on Wednesday evening, the jurors in various categories in the IDFA Awards competitions announced the three-film nominees before a packed house of anxious filmmakers and guests. The Awards themselves will be annnounced on Friday afternoon at the official awards ceremony held at the art nouveau palace, the Tuschinksi. Film screenings of the winners and other titles continues through Sunday. IDFA Competition for Fe...

New Ambassadors of European Film from EFA

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The European Film Academy (EFA) is proud to have won a group of distinguished personalities from the world of European film to co-operate with for the promotion of European cinema and the European Film Awards. In close co-ordination with the European Film Academy, these renowned filmmakers will represent EFA and the European Film Awards at various prestigious events. The European Film Academy takes great pleasure in welcoming as EFA Ambassadors: Moritz Bleibtreu, actor, Germany On...

Testimonials from Rome Business Street / New Cinema Network

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723 accreditated professionals took part in the five-day-long Roman film market, The Business Street | Mercato Internazionale del Film, which opened on Thursday, October 15 in Via Veneto. Market venues included the Terrace at the Hotel Bernini Bristol; the Spazio Cinema at the Hotel Majestic, where conferences were held; the Casa del Cinema, the Levi'sҭov, and the Green House at the Auditorium.The Business Street is growing, with an increase in the number of countries represented and a 16%...

Romania Fest unveils line up for WOMEN IN CINEMA

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The 1st Romania International Film Festival unveils line up for the competitive program WOMEN IN CINEMASeptember 18, 2009 - Arad, Romania: The much-anticipated Romania International Film Festival announced the selection of its competitive section Women in Cinema. This competition, which runs parallel to the CineBlackSea competition, includes narrative feature films, documentaries and short films. The first edition of Ro-IFF takes place in the Romanian city of Arad from September 26 - October 4, ...

European Film Academy Award nominees

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THE EUROPEAN FILM AWARDS 2009: THE SELECTION - It is with great pleasure that the European Film Academy and EFA Productions gGmbH announce the titles of the 48 films on this year's selection list, the list of films recommended for a nomination for the European Film Awards 2009! With 25 countries represented, the list once again illustrates the great diversity in European cinema. In the 20 countries with the most EFA Members, these members have voted one national film directly into the ...

Stormy Sunday

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  Sarajevo Film Festival warmly greeted Kerry Fox and the rest of the crew of Hans Christian Schmid's “Storm. In this engaging German-Danish-Dutch drama about a prosecutor Hannah (Kerry Fox) at the International Criminal Tribunal in The Hague and about war atrocities during the war in Bosnia. Sarajevo hosted Fox before, on a occasion of Michael Winterbottom’s “Welcome to Sarajevo” twelve years ago. We all know Fox as an international star, after her success in Jane Campion’s “An...

Stormy Sunday at Sarajevo Film Festival

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Sarajevo Film Festival warmly greeted Kerry Fox and the rest of the crew of Hans Christian Schmid's “Storm. In this engaging German-Danish-Dutch drama about a prosecutor Hannah (Kerry Fox) at the International Criminal Tribunal in The Hague and about war atrocities during the war in Bosnia. Sarajevo hosted Fox before, on a occasion of Michael Winterbottom’s “Welcome to Sarajevo” twelve years ago. We all know Fox as an international star, after her success in Jane Campion’s “An Angel ...

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