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In Competition The Princess Of Montpensier by Bertrand Tavernier 8.30 15.00 19.00 Synopsis: 1562. In France, during the reign of Charles IX, the wars of religion are raging... Marie de Mézières, heiress to one of the kingdom’s greatest fortunes, loves the young Duc de Guise, known in the annals of history as Le Balafré, “Scarface”. She believes he loves her back. To increase his family’s prestige, her father, the Marquis de Mézières forces Marie to marry the Prince d...

Un Certain Regard: I wish I knew of Jia Zhangke

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Synopsis: Shanghai, a fast-changing metropolis, a port city where people come and go. Shanghai has hosted all kinds of people – revolutionaries, capitalists, politicians, soldiers, artists, and gangsters. Shanghai has also hosted revolutions, assassinations, love stories. After the Chinese Communists’ victory in 1949, thousands of Shanghaiers left for Hong Kong and Taiwan. To leave meant being separated from home for thirty years; to stay meant suffering through the Cultural Revo...

International Student Film Festival Hollywood

Hollywood is the capital city of the entertainment world. The International Student Film Festival Hollywood offers student filmmakers from all over the world a unique opportunity to gain the recognition of film industry leaders, creating career development opportunities in their home countries as well as in the United States. The organization provides a unique venue for independent films by student filmmakers from around the world. The festival is open to students only. Participants must be undergraduate or graduate filmstudents. Students should be registered in elementary, junior high school, high school, college, university or private film schools. High school students will only compete with other high school students. Students of all ages and academic backgrounds are encouraged to join the event.

3D Boom in the Marche

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Last year's Cannes Film Festival marked the first time a 3D film, Disney's "Up," had premiered as the Ouverture. Since then, 3D has become all the rage at the festival, with many booths advertising 3D films for production, distribution and sale. As stated in "Cannes Market News," there are sixty-five 3D films being presented in the Marche du Film this year by companies such as Nu Image, CJ Entertainment, Illusion Studios and Celsius Entertainment, to name only a few. In add...

Lumière d'espoir

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Director: Victor Muh.
A girl finds a door.

Line-up of the 23rd Connecticut Gay & Lesbian Film Festival

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  Out Film CT is pleased to announce the line-up of the 23rd Connecticut Gay & Lesbian Film Festival, beginning Thursday, May 27th and spanning 10 days through Saturday, June 5th.  The festival kicks off this year with the world premiere screening of Casper Andreas' new romantic comedy Violet Tendencies, starring Mindy Cohn of "The Facts of Life" fame in the title role.  Vice President Suzanne Shayer points out, "Our festival has continued to grow in prominence on the f...

Venezuelan films to screen at Shangai expo

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Award winning documentaries by film maker Ana Cristina Henriquez, "Tierras de agua dulce" (Freshwater Lands) and “A los pies de Canaima" (Deep into Canaima) will be shown at the Venezuelan stand during the International Exhibition Expo Shanghai 2010. To participate in this exhibit, which will take place from May 1st until October 30th in Shanghai, China, both documentaries have been translated into Mandarin. It is expected that 70 million people will visit the exhibit.http://www.camarafilms.c...

NEWSLETTER N° 464: may 6, 2010

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.............                                                      WELCOME TO OUR NEWSLETTER N° 464: may 6, 2010 Follow this LINK if you cannot read the newsletter properly The Future of Cinema Salon returns to Cannes Filmfestivals.com and Xomo present the Future of Festivals...its Digital...toast !  Mingle Talk and Wine tasting at the Spa des Stars (next t...

The San Francisco Film Society wrapped its 53rd San Francisco International Film

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The San Francisco Film Society wrapped its 53rd San Francisco International Film Festival (April 22 - May 6) with 293 screenings of 181 films from 46 countries, with 188 filmmakers and 104 industry guests from 23 countries in attendance and more than 75,000 filmgoers. The Festival sold out 92 screenings during its 15-day run, including five sellouts of the 1,400-seat Castro Theatre (An Evening with Roger Ebert & Friends, An Evening with Robert Duvall, world premiere of All About Evil, 20...

Golden Gate Award Documentary Feature Winners

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Investigative Documentary Feature: Last Train Home, Lixin Fan (Canada/China 2009)   - Winner receives $25,000 cash prize and Final Cut Studio software provided by Apple                           Documentary Feature: Pianomania, Lilian Franck and Robert Cibis (Austria/Germany 2009)   - Winner receives $20,000 cash prize and Final Cut Studio...

Mei Mei

Director: Xu Xiaoxi.
Lulu, a high class prostitute, receives constant visits from her neighbor Julian, he believes that she is his missing ex-girlfriend Mei Mei and begs her for the chance to start their relationship again. Lulu rejects him as she thinks that he is just making up stories to win her over and tells him she never wants to see him again. Shoot in 16mm, "Mei Mei" is a beautiful and heartbreaking love story.

The Golden Aruba Award to be offerered to filmmaker Bernardo Bertolucci

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  The Aruba International Film Festival (AIFF) announced today that legendary, Academy Award® winning filmmaker Bernardo Bertolucci (The Last Emperor, Last Tango in Paris, The Conformist, The Dreamers) will be bestowed with The Golden Aruba Award for outstanding achievement in film at the inaugural Film Festival, taking place June 4-11, 2010. The announcement was made by AIFF Artistic Director Claudio Masenza. Serving as the Festival's most prestigious symbol of recognition, t...

Tribeca's Best New York Documentary -- The Woodmans

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If asked to name an American female photographer who committed suicide, you'd probably first think of Diane Arbus. Until now. Francesca Woodman may be about to give Ms. Arbus a posthumous run for her money. The doomed heroine lives on in The Woodmans, which won Best New York Documentary at the ninth Tribeca Film Festival.   Best known for her dreamy black-and-white stills and videos, Francesca often appeared in the raw. Ophelia herself couldn't have composed more intim...

Freshi Film Camp Hollywood is launching in July 2010

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  "Discovering the Storyteller Within You!" Freshi Films has presented summer camps fully supported by the International Family Film Festival, http://ifff.pmailus.com/pmailweb/ct?d=L5WqQwAzAAEAAAKaAAPg3g, for the past six years. Meeting the demands of past campers, Freshi Films has added a new element to the camp experience in 2010. The camps are now two weeks long with one week being an Acting Camp and one week being Filmmaking. Participating campers come from different states an...

Tribeca Film Festival warps and announces Awards

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World Narrative Competition 2010 World Narrative Feature Competition Jurors: Hope Davis, Aaron Eckhart, John Hamburg, Cheryl Hines, John Ridley, Gary Ross and Gary Winick   The Founders Award for Best Narrative Feature When We Leave (Die Fremde) Directed and written by Feo Aladag (Germany) Winner receives $25,000 cash and the art award "Study: Northern City Renaissance" (Mass MoCA #379K) 2008, commissioned by Sting, created by Stephen Hannock. Sponsored by AKA Hotel Res...

Tribeca Film Festival Awards

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The ninth annual Tribeca Film Festival, co-founded by Robert De Niro, Jane Rosenthal and Craig Hatkoff, and presented by founding sponsor American Express, announced the winners of its world competition categories tonight at a ceremony hosted at the W Union Square in New York City. The world competition winners for narrative and documentary films were chosen from 12 narrative and 12 documentary features from 20 countries. Two awards were given to honor New York films, which were chosen from sev...

FEFF will close on 1st May, with the International Premiere of IP MAN 2

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Further to Wilson Ip's last piece of work, the festival has presented 72 films from a range of 9 different Asian genres. UDINE - The great festival will be closed on Saturday 1st May by Wilson Yip's highly anticipated Ip Man 2, on the screen at Far East Film as an International Premiere (thanks to the collaboration with Mandarin Film). After having enchanted the Udinese audience in 2009 with his first title, triumphing also at the Hong Kong Film Awards, Wilson Yip therefore ad...

About the Accolade Competition

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The Accolade is unique; it is an awards competition, not a traditional film festival. Awards go to those filmmakers, television producers and videographers who produce fresh, standout entertainment, animation and compelling documentaries. It is a showcase for cinematic gems and unique voices. Most importantly, The Accolade team works passionately to help worthy productions gain the publicity and distribution they deserve. That is what The Accolade is all about: helping winners of this ...

Preview of the Festival of German Films in Australia

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GERMAN CINEMA - VIBRANT AND VARIED Vibrant and varied, German cinema is riding a wave of popular and critical success - and this festival is a showcase to some of its offerings, ranging from the Opening Night comedy Whisky With Vodka about an actor in crisis, through the Oscar winning and astringent The White Ribbon to the sensuous relationship drama of unlikely love, in Aimée and Jaguar. And then there is young Adolf ....  Andrew L. Urban reports. Aimee and Jaguar ...

87 films premieres from 30 countries at Documenta 10

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In its 7th year, DOCUMENTA MADRID continues its commitment to quality in its Competitive sections, which for the second consecutive year will be making their premieres in Spain. Of the 1153 documentaries submitted to competition, 87 have been selected. By category, there will be: 38 films in the Original Documentary Film Competition (18 full-length and 20 short films); 22 in the Documentary Competition and 27 in the National Competition (11 full-length and 16 short films). The 87 movies from 30 ...

Documenta Madrid 10 Official Selection

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A total of 87 unreleased films have been selected to participate in the Official Competitive Sections of Documenta Madrid 10, which will be celebrated from the 7th to the 16th of May.   The selected documentaries belong to 30 different nationalities; 33 of these films are Spanish productions. Some of the countries represented in the Oficial Section of Documenta Madrid 10 are: United States, France,Italy, Netherlands, United Kindom, Belgium, Denmark, Poland, Austria, Argentina...

The Full Frame Documentary Film Festival opens with Kings of Pastry

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For its 13th installment, the Full Frame Documentary Film Festival opens with Kings of Pastry, about a French chef competition. The gastronomic theme pairs well with Full Frame's closing barbecue, a tradition that incarnates the Southern hospitality associated with this Durham, N.C., event, taking place April 8 to 11. Yet not so long ago, a film celebrating quiche-eaters might not have enjoyed such a visible U.S. premiere. That this Gallic bakeoff by husband-and-wife filmmakers D.A. P...

Full Frame will kick in with Kings of Pastry starter

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For its 13th installment, the Full Frame Documentary Film Festival opens with Kings of Pastry, about a French chef competition. The gastronomic theme pairs well with Full Frame's closing barbecue, a tradition that incarnates the Southern hospitality associated with this Durham, N.C., event, taking place April 8 to 11.Yet not so long ago, a film celebrating quiche-eaters might not have enjoyed such a visible U.S. premiere. That this Gallic bakeoff by husband-and-wife filmmakers D.A. Pennebaker an...

Francophonie Film festival : Audience Award for Panic in Town

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The Francophonie Film Festival ended this Monday after a beautiful month of screening in Beijing.  On the last day, we were delighted to show once again "Panic in Town" to an overwhelmed audience who was thrilled to see the Belgium film for the first or second time. Stéphane Aubier and Vincent Patar's animation film won the Audience Award with more than 17 000 votes. An online vote had been organised on CRI.cn during the whole month of March for the audience to ch...

NEWSLETTER N° 459: April 1, 2010

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