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The Cinemas of East Asia program at Vancouver Fest

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Festival Director Alan Franey and programmer Tony Rayns today announced that the 25th annual Vancouver International Film Festival will feature a total of 39 features, three mid-length films and 35 shorts in the Festival's cornerstone Dragons & Tigers: The Cinemas of East Asia program. Again presented this year thanks to the generous support of Brad Birarda of Research Capital, the Dragons & Tigers program is one of the preeminent showcases of East Asian films in the world. The series will featu...

Toronto Opens with The Journals of Knud Rasmussen

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Toronto Opens 2006 Festival with World Premiere of “The Journals of Knud Rasmussen”The largest and one of the most respected Film Festivals in the world will open its doors to the public with Zacharias Kunuk and Norman Cohn's “The Journals of Knud Rasmussen". Their last film "Atanarjuat (The Fast Runner),” had won the Camera D'or in Cannes and then the prize for best Canadian film here in Toronto in 2001. Festival Co-Director Noah Cowan felt that this was one of the most important film...

Who's hot from Europe at Upcoming Toronto Fest

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43 European Films get Film Sales Support for promotional activitiesFor the second time, Film Sales Support (FSS), European Film Promotion’s (EFP) support initiative for European sales agents, is assisting with the promotion and marketing of European films at the Toronto International Film Festival (7-16 September 2006). Toronto is the event at which FSS supports the most films. 30 different sales agents and production companies handling 43 feature films, including two documentaries and one ani...

Sixteen films will compete in the Official Selection of the San Sebastian

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Sixteen films will compete in the Official Selection of the San Sebastian International Film Festival from 21st-30th September.John Boorman, Bahman Ghobadi, Carlos Sorin, Tom DiCillo, Agnieszka Holland, Marion Hänsel, Nick Broomfield and Hirozaku Kore-eda are some of the accomplished directors whose new movies will compete for the Golden Shell and other official awards at San Sebastian.The Official Selection will be rounded off with two out-of-competition screenings: the latest creation by Lars...

Chloë Sevigny (3 Needles) to appear at Philadelphia G&L fest

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The Philadelphia Film Society is proud to announce that Indie sweetheart Chloë Sevigny will make a guest appearance at this year’s 12th Philadelphia International Gay & Lesbian Film Festival, July 13-25. Sevigny, who stars in 3 Needles, will be in town for the weekend of July 15-16.Sevigny, who currently plays Nicki Hendrikson on HBO’s Big Love, began her career as a fashion model, gracing the covers of “Interview” and “Sassy.” She was quickly dubbed as “it” girl of the nineties...

The Official Section Competition at 2006 Festroia

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Saturday, June 3----FESTROIA: The Troia International Film Festival, will present nearly 180 films, representing 48 countries, with a strong predominance of European cinema, during its 22nd annual showcase. The Festival, the oldest and most prestigious in Portugal, has several competition sections in its wide-ranging program. The Official Section, in competition for the Golden Dolphin Award, is made up of 14 films, from nations that produce fewer than 30 films per year. This is a unique approa...

9th Aurora Asian Film Festival

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The Ninth Aurora Asian Film Festival will be held June 1 - 4 at the Aurora Fox Arts Center (9900 E. Colfax Avenue) in Aurora. The Festival, presented by Denver Film Society, the Aurora Asian/Pacific Community Partnership and the City of Aurora, will feature 10 new films from several countries along the Pacific Rim including China, Mongolia, South Korea, Indonesia, Singapore and Hong Kong. AMERICANESE - Opening Night Film - Thursday, June 1 In Person Appearances: Eric Byler, Allison Sie and Chr...

San Sebastian 54th Official Selection presentation

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OFFICIAL PRESENTATION OF THE 54TH SAN SEBASTIAN INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVALThis year’s Festival will pay homage to the career of fabulous creator Ernst Lubitsch, dedicating its thematic retrospective to emigration, a harsh reality of our time repeatedly appearing in other epochs and always energetically reflected by the cinema.At its presentation on 12th May, the Festival unveiled its 54th official poster in addition to the posters representing the different sections. A meeting with friends fr...

The presentation of the Cannes selection

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The Official Selection of the Festival de Cannes 2006 will, as every year, be made up films presented in: the Competition, Un Certain Regard, Out of Competition screenings.It offers both a shorts and film schools competition (Cinéfondation).Cannes Classics concerns heritage films, shown principally in the Buñuel Theatre.Finally, in addition to the theatres of the Palais (Lumière, Debussy, Buñuel, Bazin) now the Beach Cinema offers festival-goers and Cannes residents alike outdoors screenings...

The presentation of the Cannes selection

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The Official Selection of the Festival de Cannes 2006 will, as every year, be made up films presented in: the Competition, Un Certain Regard, Out of Competition screenings. It offers both a shorts and film schools competition (Cinéfondation). Cannes Classics concerns heritage films, shown principally in the Buñuel Theatre. Finally, in addition to the theatres of the Palais (Lumière, Debussy, Buñuel, Bazin) now the Beach Cinema offers festival-goers and Cannes residents alike outdoors scr...

Udine Far East Festival Audience Awards

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The Udine Far East Film Festival is one of the largest panoramas of Asian film in Europe. Most of the 73 films chosen for the eighth edition that ran April 21-29 enjoyed their European or international premiere. The festival catches the films that are produced between the Venice, Berlin and Cannes festival so its an excellent showcase to attend to see the latest Asian films. Udine hopes together with the Venice Film Festival to double the amount of Asian films to the Venice Friuli-Venezia-Giulia...

Udine Far East Film Festival 8 Wraps

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The Udine Far East Film Festival is one of the largest panoramas of Asian film in Europe. Most of the 73 films chosen for the eighth edition that ran April 21-29 enjoyed their European or international premiere. The festival catches the films that are produced between the Venice, Berlin and Cannes festival so its an excellent showcase to attend to see the latest Asian films. Udine hopes together with the Venice Film Festival to double the amount of Asian films to the Venice Friuli-Venezia-Giulia...

Conflict Tiger, winner of the 54th TrentoFilmfestival

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54th TRENTO FILMFESTIVAL, THE GOLD GENTIAN TO THE ENGLISH FILM “CONFLICT TIGER”The English director Sasha Snow, with his film Conflict Tiger, is the winner of the 54th TrentoFilmfestival – mountain exploration adventure.The International Jury awarded the most prestigious prize, the Gold Gentian - Gran Premio Città di Trento – from among the fifty films in competition, to a film that “creates suspense and intense emotions”, set in the forests of Eastern Russia. This film, between fic...

The presentation of the Cannes selection

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The Official Selection of the Festival de Cannes 2006 will, as every year, be made up films presented in: the Competition, Un Certain Regard, Out of Competition screenings.It offers both a shorts and film schools competition (Cinéfondation).Cannes Classics concerns heritage films, shown principally in the Buñuel Theatre.Finally, in addition to the theatres of the Palais (Lumière, Debussy, Buñuel, Bazin) now the Beach Cinema offers festival-goers and Cannes residents alike outdoors screenings...

Global Lens 2006 film series

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GLOBAL LENS 2006, May 5-12, 2006Global Lens 2006 film series provides an opportunity to share innovative works that have greatly impacted the international film community that would not otherwise be seen in the United States.Continuing its mission of promoting cultural diversity through the universal language of cinema, Cinema/Chicago, the presenting organization of the Chicago International Film Festival, is proud to present the Global Lens 2006, a film series showcasing award-wining works from...

The Stockholm Film Festival Junior 2006

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The seventh edition of the Stockholm Film Festival Junior opened on Sunday April 2nd. During eight days, children and young people may take part of an exciting film program with new films from all over the world. Several of this year¹s films have themes referring to cultural identity and culture clashes. Interesting directors, actors, producers and scriptwriters will visit the festival and meet their young audience in Face2Face-interviews.The Stockholm Film Festival Junior 2006 offers 19 new fi...

Festival du Nouveau Cinema presents Moebius special

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The 14th International Multimedia Prix Möbius: A special presentation of the Festival du Nouveau CinemaOn the occasion of its 35th anniversary, the Festival du Nouveau Cinema is proud to join UNESCO-Bell Chair of UQAM to present the 14th edition of the International Multimedia Prix Möbius. In collaboration with the Open Source section: creational encounters, they will be hosting this special event at the Musée Juste Pour Rire on the 13th, 14th and 15th of October 2006.Founded in 1992 under th...

Altman Joins Throng of Talented Honorees at Sarasota

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ROBERT ALTMAN And A PRAIRIE HOME COMPANION To Be Saluted At the 8th Annual Sarasota Film Festival: March 31 – April 9, 2006Altman Joins Throng of Talented Honorees Including Werner Herzog, Felicity Huffman, Allison Janney, William H. Macy, Robert Towne, Paula Wagner Honorary Academy Award® recipient Robert Altman will be Saluted at the Sarasota Film Festival during the final weekend of the 8th annual event where his latest film, the Picturehouse release of Garrison Keillor’s A PRAIRIE HOME ...

Film Festival Maastricht: event of the South early April

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Film Festival Maastricht 6th - 9th April- The film event of the South!For a period of 4 days Filmtheater Lumière will be the venue for the annual ’film festival Maastricht’. The second edition of the festival comprises more than 40 titles for your consideration. With anything between new mainstream films, cutting-edge independent-productions from the U.S., the best in world cinema from all over the globe and major new works from renowned artists in the business making up the program, it ...

The New York Asian Film Festival is back

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The New York Asian Film Festival is back. And it's five years old! Five years ago, the five of us in Subway Cinema had no film festival experience, no money, no connections - nothing but an intense love for Asian films and a large amount of stupidity that made us think we could put together a film festival focusing on the best contemporary Asian movies.Five years later we still have no money, we still have no connections, and we're still stupid. But somehow we've premiered movies from Suzuki Sei...

Sarandon and Robbins Masterclass at Mar del Plata

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Before leaving her hand prints in the Boulevard Marítimo´s path, the actress Susan Sarandon and her husband, the director Tim Robbins, answered the audience's most different interests and they talked with the actors present there. "Bush´s re-election was useful only for the comedy actors and the punk rockers", said the director.An Oscar in the bathroomThe master class was signed by the actress´ sense of humour and the not always proper audience participation, which packed Hermitage´s Versai...

Philadelphia Festival full program detailed

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2006 PHILADELPHIA FILM FESTIVAL RUNS MARCH 30-APRIL 11 WITH PROGRAMMING FOR ALL AGES The 2006 Philadelphia Film Festival is expanding its programming to the eyes and ears of film lovers of all ages as it introduces a section tailored specifically for families and another that explores music in film for its 15th anniversary season. Produced by the non-profit Philadelphia Film Society, the Festival will run from March 30-April 11 and will show a total of 231 films from 41 countries: 115 feature ...

Record entries, wider reach for focal awards: the nominees are...

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200 entries, including first-time nominations from China, Finland, Israel and Hungary were submitted for the third annual FOCAL International Awards in association with APTN Library, celebrating the use of archive footage and images.The total was an increase of 10 per cent over last year with the UK, France, Germany, USA, Australia, Italy and Canada accounting for most of the submissions.An international jury has now whittled down the nominations to the best three in 14 categories with the winne...

Perhaps Love Lavish musical picks up No. 1 Chinese Film

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Perhaps Love was named Best Chinese Picture of 2005 by Taiwan's Chinese Critics Association separately Zhou Xun was voted Best Actress by the Hong Kong Film Critics Society at the12th annual awards presentation ceremony. Distributed worldwide (except China) by Celestial Pictures, Perhaps Love is on general theatrical release across Asia. Not only did the film outperform all other musicals including Chicago, Moulin Rouge, and Phantom of The Opera in Hong Kong and Malaysia, the title also bec...

35th International Film Festival Rotterdam line up complete

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35th International Film Festival RotterdamJanuary 25 – February 5, 2006Rotterdam festival to screen 53 world-, 19 international and 20 European premieresThe 35th International Film Festival Rotterdam will include 92 feature length premieres. These can be divided into 53 world-, 19 international and 20 European premieres. The program is decidedly focused on young, innovative and independent film-making – and decidedly from all corners of the world. As usual, the programme contains a mixture o...
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