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Eye on German Cannes pre sales

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Constantin Film, one of Germany’s leading independents, has licensed all German speaking rights to Texas Chainsaw Massacre 3D, in a Cannes presale deal from Nu Image, Inc. John Luessenhop is directing Texas Chainsaw Massacre 3D. Production is slated to begin in June.  The film is a joint Nu Image, Inc./Millennium Films and Lionsgate production, with Nu Image selling international rights and Lionsgate distributing in the U.S. Carl Mazzocone is producing the film, which hopes to l...

SENSES

Director: Mohamed Ramadan.
Souad (Solafa Ghanem) is a young nurse who falls in a one-sided love relationship with a comatose patient, Yoseif (Hassan El Kredly). She checks up on him regularly throughout the day. We watch how she deals with Yosief's case - will Yosief be able to communicate with her?

NEWSLETTER N° 502: march 25th, 2011

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 .............                                                                                                                                                          NEWSLETTER N° 502: march 25th, 2011 Follow this LINK if you cannot read the newsletter properly  Cannes sponsoring and advertising options on call. Email us Become a sponsor of the iPhone application Bundle offer Mo...

Interviews with Apichatpong Weerasethakul from Sofia International Film Festival 2011

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Apichatpong Weerasethakul: Vanessa McMahon interviews Apichatpong Weerasethakul                           During the 15th SOFIA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL in Sofia, Bulgaria, the film UNCLE BOONMEE WHO CAN RECALL HIS PAST LIVES (Thailand, 2010) screened to an international audience.    INTERVIEW WITH Apichatpong Weerase...

15th SIFF news, interviews, reviews

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  Interview with director Zeina Durra. THE IMPERIALISTS ARE STILL ALIVE (USA, 2010) screened at this year's Sofia International Film Festival in Sofia, Bulgaria.    Some weeks ago, I had the opportunity to speak at length with Zeina Durra in Thessaloniki, Greece about her feature film debut, ‘The Imperialists Are Still Alive' (2010). We had a fun conversation about imperialism and proletariat, conventions, nonconformists, clothes, getting naked... and just eve...

Milcho on MOTHERS at SIFF

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One day before arriving in Sofia, Bulgaria to speak to press about his latest film, MOTHERS, Goran Paskaljevic (above, left) awarded Milcho Manchevski (above, right) the Best Feature award from the 'Europe Out of Europe' section in Belgrade Film Festival March 06, 2011.    Director of newly released in festivals ‘Mothers', Milcho Manchevski explains his film to press in Sofia, Bulgaria at SIFF 2011. March 08, 2011. Because this press conference was given in Bulgarian and ...

SIFF 2011 PHOTOS

Macedonian director Milcho Manchevski speaks about his new film, MOTHERS (Macedonia, 2011) at the 15th Sofia Film Festival in Bulgaria

Closing night at 13th TDF

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Director of festival, Dimitri Eipides, opens ceremony     CLOSING CEREMONY 13TH TDF The 13th Thessaloniki Documentary - Images of the 21st Century ended on Saturday, March 19, 2011. The closing ceremony was held in the packed Olympion theatre, flagship venue of the TDF. Festival Director Dimitris Eipides welcomed the audience by saying that “the Documentary Festival’s goal is always geared towards the audience. We want to see our theat...

Closing night at 13th TDF

president of the FIPRESCI jury at this year's TDF, Paolo Portugal, awards the award for Best Doc Film to... PARADISE HOTEL by director Sophia Tzavella, Bulgaria, 2010

And the awards go to...

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David Andre accepts award for Amnesty International Award           The 13th Thessaloniki Documentary Festival – Images of the 21st Century (March 11 - 20, 2011)   AWARDS     AUDIENCE AWARDS   The Audience Award for a film over 45’ in the International Selection goes to:   TEARS OF GAZA (GAZAZ TARER) by Vikebe Lokkeberg, Norway, 2010   The Audien...

Thessaloniki 2011 Docs awards

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The 13th Thessaloniki Documentary Festival – Images of the 21st Century (March 11 - 20, 2011) AWARDS   AUDIENCE AWARDS  The Audience Award for a film over 45’ in the International Selection goes to:  TEARS OF GAZA (GAZAZ TARER) by Vikebe Lokkeberg, Norway, 2010  The Audience Award for a film under 45’ in the International Selection goes to:  THE OTHER TOWN (OTEKI KASABA) by Nefin Dinc, Turkey, 2010  The Audience Award for a Greek film over 45’ goes to:  ALMA BONITA (TO MORO MOU F...

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 ...

Philadelphia CineFest Announces Film Lineup, Award Recognition and Festival Highlights

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Boasting a wide-ranging slate of documentaries, features and shorts guaranteed to appeal to film-lovers. The Philadelphia Cinema Alliance is excited to announce the full film lineup for CineFest 2011 - running Thursday, April 7 - Thursday, April 14 - along with opening night highlights, special award recognition to famed horror film director John Carpenter and the reintroduction of Action Asia. As previously announced, this year's festival lineup is bookended by comedic films lauded by atte...

Milcho on MOTHERS at SIFF

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One day before arriving in Sofia, Bulgaria to speak to press about his latest film, MOTHERS, Goran Paskaljevic awarded Milcho Manchevski the Best Feature award from the 'Europe Out of Europe' section in Belgrade Film Festival March 06, 2011.  Director of newly released in festivals ‘Mothers', Milcho Manchevski explains his film to press in Sofia, Bulgaria at SIFF 2011. March 08, 2011. Because this press conference was given in Bulgarian and his answers in English I have just be...

Motel Nana

Director: Predrag Velinovic.
Ivan teaches history in a Belgrade high school. In his class, Ivan is provoked by a student and ends up slapping him on the face. In Serbia, in the heat of transitional changes, Ivan’s presence in school is no longer welcomed. He finds a temporary job opportunity in a war-scarred mountain village in Bosnia. On his way there, he meets Yasmina, a young Muslim woman, back from Germany to her homeland after the war and after being invited by an old friend – Hazim - who now runs a motel. A lone kiss in a stormy night, in a village still lying in ruins, will bring Yasmina and Ivan closer together in a joint escape from reality and to a ride on a dusty bus, where neither one of them wants to sit next to the window.

Sofia International Film Festival 2011

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    Sofia, Bulgaria hosts its 15th International Film Festival this year on the dates 4-13th March 2011. One of the most important film festivals on the festival map, it features not only top international films but Eastern European and Bulgarian national cinema as well. Various industry professionals from the international cinema world will attend to support and/or present their films in competition at the festival.  The SIFF 2011 festival officially opened o...

FINAL COUNTDOWN TO SUBMISSION DEADLINE!

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Dear Friends, Your films and works are invited to compete in the 9th IN THE PALACE International Short Film Festival, Balchik, Bulgaria! A few days left for the submission deadline for international participants: MARCH 25th If selected, your film can compete in the following categories awarded by an International Jury: fiction documentary animation experimental and artworks A prize fund of 25,000 Euro will be shared within the winners. The 9th edition of t...

Prize of the International Critics (FIPRESCI Prize)

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  At the 61st Berlin International Film Festival (Berlinale, Germany, February 10-20, 2011) the Prize of the International Critics (FIPRESCI Prize) has been presented to:   "The Turin Horse" (A Torinói Ló) by Béla Tarr (Hungary, 2010) (International Competition)   "Top Floor Left Wing" (Dernier étage gauche gauche) by Angelo Cianci (France, Luxemburg, 2010) (Panorama)   "Heaven's Story" by Zeze Takahisa (Jap...

Berlin Buzz 2

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  International film festivals are here in force at the Berlinale to not only scout for new films but also to make announcements on upcoming special projects. Here are a few that have made the headlines here in Berlin.      BEIJING INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL LAUNCHES Beijing, the Chinese capital, now will have its own film event with the launching of the 1st Beijing International Film Festival, set for April 23-28, 2011. The Festival organization took an office at the M...

The Birthday

Director: Luiza Parvu.
Adina tries to make a birthday for herself, but this is not an easy job for a lonely bus ticket saleswoman, living alone in the old apartment of her late parents. She finds an unusual way of spending the day, when she decides to call a professional party entertainer agency.The Birthday is a sincere and sensitive short film about the need to get close to someone and, at the same time, the impossibility of doing it. The motivation of the Abu Dhabi Film Festival Short Competition jury, who awarded this film with the 2nd Prize was: 'The jury found this film effectively acted and directed to express a young woman's sense of isolation, but there is a stubborn hope in despair which resonated with us.'

V Batumi International Art-house Film Festival awards

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Main  International Competition Section prizesThe head of the main section’s international Jury was famous Polishfilmmaker - Zbignev Rybchinski, and the rest of jury were JudithBlackburn - Chicago Irish Film Festival  Director (USA), BojidarManov  - Film Critic, Bulgaria, NinoKirtadze  - Film maker, Georgia, SiddiqBarmak  - Film maker, Afghanistan. Grand Prix -  Another Skyby Dimitri Mamulia, Russia, 2010Best Feature Film - Nothing Personal by UrszulaAntoniak, Ireland/Netherlands, 2...

Call for Entries - 8th Naoussa International Film Festival

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PARTICIPATION IN THE 8th NAOUSSA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL   Submit your film in the most vivid, dynamic and innovative film festival in South East Europe!                                 Naoussa International Film Festival is in the pleasant position to announce the Call for Entries for the 8th edition, which will take place the period from 5 to 8 of May 2011. For the forthcoming edition the org...

Call For Entries for the 9th IN THE PALACE International Short Film Festival

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Dear Film Professionals, Students and Colleagues, We invite your films and works to compete in the 9th IN THE PALACE International Short Film Festival, Balchik, Bulgaria! The deadline for submission is: March 25, 2011 for International films April 15, 2011 for Bulgarian productions Entries postmarked after those dates will not be considered for selection. If selected, your film can take part in the following competitions awarded by an International Jury. A prize fund of...

New York: HBO's Sheila Nevins documentary programming

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In the US and overseas two organizations have become more prominent over the last few years at film and television festivals: the French-German consortium arte, and the U.S. based HBO. A growing number of their productions have been selected and received a disproportionate number of awards. HBO and arte are now leading funders and producers of outstanding documentaries and feature films. This article covers HBO and a different one will cover arte.     For HBO much credit for the succes...

Thessaloniki is ready to open...film, guests, no snow

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51ST THESSALONIKI INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVALDecember 3 - 12, 2010 Thessaloniki International Film Festival, will kick off Friday, December 3rd with 127 Hours, Danny Boyle, and close December 11th, 2010 with Black Swan, Darren Aronofsky. INTERNATIONAL JURY The five-member International Jury called to judge the films of the International Competition section and to award the Golden and Silver Alexanders plus a number of additional awards, is composed of: Michel Demopoulos, Jury President, Film cri...
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