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Hamptons International Film Festival highlights

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The HAMPTONS INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL is proud to announce the films, programs and special events which will make up the 2008 season. Now in its 16th year, this East Coast favorite comes to life against the fall back-drop as talent, industry and audiences participate in what has now become one of the leading international film festivals of the world. The 2008 Hamptons International Film Festival runs October 15th through 19th, 2008, in East Hampton, New York with additional venues in Southa...

4 debut films nominated for european discovery 2008

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As part of the European Film Awards, the European Film Academy annually presents the award EUROPEAN DISCOVERY to a young and upcoming director for a first full-length feature film. This years nominations were determined by a committee comprised of film journalists Dana Linssen (the Netherlands), Julia Teichmann (Germany) and Rui Tendinha (Portugal) all of them members of FIPRESCI (International Federation of FilmCritics) - and EFA Board members Pierre-Henri Deleau (France) and Stefan Laudyn (Po...

Palo Alto - United Nations Association Film Festival Higlights

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Founded in 1998 by Jasmina Bojic, film critic and educator, United Nations Association Film Festival is an international documentary film festival originally established as a collaborative project between the UNA Mid Peninsula chapter and the Stanford Film Society in conjunction with the 50th anniversary of the signing of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.United Nations Association Film Festival screens documentaries dealing with topics such as human rights, environment, women's issues, ...

European Film Awards - The Selection has 44 titles

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 EUROPEAN FILM AWARDS 2008in alphabetical order (please note that articles (a, the/le, la/el, il, etc) are ignored)3 DIAS (Before the Fall), Spaindirected by Francisco Javier Gutierrezwritten by Juan Velarde & F. Javier Gutierrezproduced by Maestranza Films, Green Moon Prod., PentagramaSynopsis: What would you do if the world was going to end in 72 hours? What would your neighbours, your family, the whole world do? The Secretary General of the Council of Nations has announced that a giganti...

Hot from Europe nominees for EFA

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The selection list for the European Film Awards 2008 has been announced and includes 44 titles. Once again, with 27 countries represented this year, the selection vividly 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 selection list (marked with a *). To complete the list, a Selection Committee consisting of EFA Board Members and invited experts Gunnar Bergdahl (Sweden), Stefan Kitanov...

Japanese Film Wins Top Prize In Montreal

Monday, September 1-------After a 10 day marathon of world cinema, the Montreal World Film Festival concluded this evening with its gala Awards Ceremony and a screening of the French/Swiss/Belgian film Home, starring Isabelle Huppert. While French-language films are de rigeur in this French speaking city, the Festival’s highest honor went to a Japanese film. The Grand Prix des Ameriques, announced from the stage of the Theater Maisonneuve by Jury President (and Oscar nominated American directo...

Departure, a Japanese film, wins Top Prize In Montreal

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After a 10 day marathon of world cinema, the Montreal World Film Festival concluded this evening with its gala Awards Ceremony and a screening of the French/Swiss/Belgian film Home, starring Isabelle Huppert. While French-language films are de rigeur in this French speaking city, the Festival’s highest honor went to a Japanese film. The Grand Prix des Ameriques, announced from the stage of the Theater Maisonneuve by Jury President (and Oscar nominated American director) Mark Rydell, was awarde...

Sarajevo Film Fest wrapped its 9 day long 14th edition

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Bosnia-Herzegovina the 14th Sarajevo Film Festival started 15th of August with a screening of Aida Begic's debut feature "Snow," film about life in a village in postwar Bosnia, movie that was honored in May on a Cannes competition. Over nine days, the Sarajevo festival — born in a sandbag-protected basement during the Bosnian war — showed 174 movies from 40 countries. The Sarajevo Film Festival was first time launched near the end of the war and grew into the biggest regional film ...

Sarajevo Film Fest wrapped its 9 day long 14th edition

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Bosnia-Herzegovina the 14th Sarajevo Film Festival started 15th of August with a screening of Aida Begic's debut feature "Snow," film about life in a village in postwar Bosnia, movie that was honored in May on a Cannes competition. Over nine days, the Sarajevo festival — born in a sandbag-protected basement during the Bosnian war — showed 174 movies from 40 countries. The Sarajevo Film Festival was first time launched near the end of the war and grew into the biggest regional film competitio...

Filmstock History

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› 2000 The first Filmstock was an epic 15 day event. The first year welcomed animation legend Ray Harryhausen to the festival and we screen an unseen Abbott & Costello episode, alongside some fantastic short films. One of these, a documentary called ‘Bezdan’ was one of the first films exported from Bosnia since the Balkans conflict, and nearly didn’t make it. As a way of attracting local audiences, the initial re...

Western Balkans on screen in Brussels

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The European Commission’s Directorate-General for Enlargement is sponsoring the “Western Balkan Film Days” from 21 to 23 April 2008 at Flagey (Brussels). The first-ever Western Balkan Film Days to take place in Brussels will showcase eight recently released films directed by renowned filmmakers from Serbia, Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Albania and the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia. The Western Balkan Film Days will highlight some of the best contemporary films from the Balkan ...

Miami Film Festival Announces Its Awards

Sunday, March 9---------The 25th edition of the Miami International Film Festival held its Gala Awards Ceremony last night at the historic Gusman Center for the Performing Arts in downtown Miami. The Festival prizes are not just simple accolades.....each is accompanied by a $25,000 cash prize, one of the highest on the film festival circuit. The inclusion of this major cash award has greatly increased interest from filmmakers and the distribution sector in submitting their projects. The list of...

Knight Grand Jury Award Winners At Miami FF

Saturday, March 8---------The new cinematic stars came out last night at the Gusman Center for the Performing Arts, as the 25th edition of the Miami International Film Festival held its Gala Awards Ceremony. After greeting the sold-out crowd, MIFF Director Patrick de Bokay warmly greeted the audience and the assembled filmmakers. “Tonight we are honoring a select few films, but the truth is that every film that has been able to completed under difficult conditions is an award unto itself,” ...

Miami Film Festival Announces Its Awards

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The 25th edition of the Miami International Film Festival held its Gala Awards Ceremony last night at the historic Gusman Center for the Performing Arts in downtown Miami. The Festival prizes are not just simple accolades.....each is accompanied by a $25,000 cash prize, one of the highest on the film festival circuit. The inclusion of this major cash award has greatly increased interest from filmmakers and the distribution sector in submitting their projects. The list of winners follows. 2008 MI...

Thirty sixth edition of Belgrade Fest 2008

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The thirty sixth edition of the International Film Festival in Belgrade Serbia, FEST 2008 (22nd of February-2nd of March) display latest films of the world in nowadays (art film and commercial film), this time putting Serbian cinematography into the European culture. With its top program FEST08 walks into his 36 years of existence with over 100 guests from the domestic and international film industry. The guest of honor however, Volker Schlondorff has opened the festival with his latest film “...

Nice reception from Banja Luka International Film Festival during Berlinale

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The Banja Luka International Film Festival held a nice reception during Berlinale on February 13 at the HomeBase Lounge (Postdamer Platz)Banja Luka International Film Festival will take place in the city of Banja Luka (Bosnia and Herzegovina) from 2nd to 9th of May, 2008. Approximately forty European and films from countries from all around the world will be shown.Even though there is the Academy of Arts in Banja Luka where film and theater artists gain their knowledge, the city itself did not ...

Berlin FF Introduces First Film Prize

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The Berlin Film Festival introduced an new award it is calling the Viewfinder Award in 2006, given to the director of a first feature film. This year again, a dedicated, three-person international jury will decide on the best debut film. 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. In 2008 the director and producer of the winning film will be awarded with a h...

Berlinale creates "Viewfinder" : a new prize for Best First Feature

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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. This year again, a dedicated, three-person international jury will decide on the best debut film. 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. In 2008 the director and producer of the winning film will be awar...

Berlinale "Viewfinder" - a new prize for Best First Feature

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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. This year again, a dedicated, three-person international jury will decide on the best debut film. 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. In 2008 the director and producer of the winning film will be awar...

Helen joins 'European Film Festival on Wheels in KARS'

Helen joining the 'FESTIVAL ON WHEELS' in KARS, TurkeyIn a few days, Filmfestivals.com's Helen Dobrensky, will be hitching up to one of the most exotic festivals in Europe on the move : The European Film Festival on Wheels, organised by the ANKARA CINEMA ASSOCIATION, which presents 80-90 films on the way, through 3000-4000 kilometers, catering to the cultural needs of isolated populations living in the Turkish hinter

Zagreb Fest day 4: debutant and winners unite

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On the fourth day of the Festival new authors whose films are on today’s program introduced themselves to the press. Shira Geffen, director of 'Jellyfish', came to Zagreb without her husband Etgar Keret, film co-director and author of a short story turned into a film by Goran Dukić, 'Wristcutters: A Love Story' Shira, who also wrote the screenplay for 'Jellyfish' began by saying: 'So far I've worked in theatre, this is my first excursion into the world of film. Theater direction is simple...

All you neeed to know on upcoming 17th FilmFestival Cottbus

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FilmFestival Cottbus - Festival of East European Cinema In around a month's time, the 17th FilmFestival Cottbus – Festival of East European Cinema will be opened. It will be offering a representative overview of the feature film production from all of the Central and East European area from November 6th to 10th. From the Baltic states to the Balkans, from Poland through to Central Asia, the festival will be inviting cinema-goers to explore fascinating film landscapes and lively cinematographie...

Goteborg International Film Festival CineLink award

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Göteborg International Film Festival Fund awards CineLink project in SarajevoOne of the awards handed out last Friday at the co-production market CineLink, at the Sarajevo Film Festival, carried the name Göteborg International Film Festival Fund. This is only one of many new international co-operations initiated by the film fund this autumn. Other new partners are the organisations Cinergia in Costa Rica, Arcadia in Guatemala, Sud Écriture in Tunisia, and Manana Youth Center in Armenia. Alrea...

Karlovy Vary Festival gives its prizes and wraps the 42nd edition

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42nd KV IFF AwardsThe 42nd Karlovy Vary International Film Festival came to a close on Saturday night with a ceremony at the Grand Hall of the Thermal hotel at which the U.S. actor, director and producer Danny DeVito was presented with a Crystal Globe award for outstanding contribution to world cinema. The Crystal Globe Grand Prix went to the Icelandic film Jar City (Mýrin) by director Baltasar Kormákur.(The 43rd Karlovy Vary IFF will be held from July 4 – 12, 2008)OFFICIAL SELECTION - COMPE...

Karlovy Vary gives its prizes

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The 42nd Karlovy Vary International Film Festival came to a close on Saturday night with a ceremony at the Grand Hall of the Thermal hotel at which the U.S. actor, director and producer Danny DeVito was presented with a Crystal Globe award for outstanding contribution to world cinema. The Crystal Globe Grand Prix went to the Icelandic film Jar City (Mýrin) by director Baltasar Kormákur.42nd KV IFF Awards(The 43rd Karlovy Vary IFF will be held from July 4 – 12, 2008)OFFICIAL SELECTION - COMPE...

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