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Cala My Dog gets 9 Chinese awards nominations

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CALA, MY DOG! Wins Five Chinese Film Media Awards For Celestial PicturesCala, My Dog!, won in five of the nine categories that the film was nominated at the 4th Annual Chinese Film Media Awards. The awards ceremony was held in Shenzhen, China on 25 April, 2004. The five awards Cala swept home for Celestial were:Best FilmBest Director: Lu XuechangBest Actor: Ge YouBest Supporting Actress: Li QinqinMost Popular Actor in the Mainland (Silver): Ge You A delighted William Pfeiffer, CEO of Celestial ...

One World announces its awards

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One World, 6th Annual Human Rights Documentary Film Festival Prague, Czech Republic, 15-22 April 2004The Minister of Culture of the Czech Republic Award for the Best Film:Arna's Children, directed by Juliano Mer Khamis and Danniel ArnaDanniel, Israel, Netherlands, Palestine When you sign on as a juror for the One World International Human Rights Film Festival you know you will be meeting people whose rights are being wronged and whose stories are deeply moving. But few of us jurors expected to m...

Transilvania International Film Festival program

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Transilvania International Film Festival (TIFF) - Third edition Romanian Film Promotion is organizing between May 28th – June 6th 2004, in Cluj-Napoca, The Transilvania International Film Festival (TIFF), the only film festival in Romania solely intended for feature-films.City of Cluj is the main cultural centre of Transilvania and is located within an area known for its past, as part of the Austrian-Hungarian Empire and which has a great tourism potential. Cluj is an old town, has a long aca...

Tribeca features in competition

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Features in competition at Tribeca FestivalMay 1 - 9, 20041/2 Price [HALFP] France 62 min preceded by Paper Route A rare attempt to portray children's activities utterly without sentimentality, this debut by a 21-year-old actress follows a trio of kids aged 7, 8, and 9 as they fend for themselves in a world nearly free of adults. The film drew considerable attention in Paris after Chris Marker likened it to Breathless in its depiction of something we've never before seen on screen. ( more....

Stuttgart Festival of Animated Film awards

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The 12th Stuttgart International Festival of Animated Film 2004 (1st – 6th April) has broken the attendance record of the last Festival: the organizers expect the number of visitors to total over 40,000. The evening events were completely sold out and even the repeat screenings of the competition programmes were all very full.500 films were screened at four venues (Alte Reithalle, Atelier im Bollwerk, Treffpunkt Rotebühlplatz and KOKI im Filmhaus) over the six days. At the centre of the world...

MIPTV/ MILIA: Business & convergence are Back

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Signs of recovery in the television and interactive content industries, noted at MIPCOM 2003, were confirmed at MIPTV/MILIA 2004, which took place March 29 - April 2 in Cannes. Strong overall attendance figures and a significant rise in the number of programme buyers at the markets underlined the renewed feeling of confidence and heralded an upswing in deal-making.Final figures for MIPTV/MILIA showed the number of participants had hit 11,110, compared to 10,186 at MIPCOM last October. 3,891 comp...

European Media Art Festival kicks off

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For the 17th time, one of the greatest European multimedia events will be taking place in Osnabrueck, from 21 to 25 April: over a period of five days, the EUROPEAN MEDIA ART FESTIVAL (EMAF) will present current trends and the latest developments in international media art.As an international forum for experimental films and videos, performances, multimedia installations, CD-ROM, DVD and Internet projects, the EMAF will introduce both creative newcomers and renowned artists.In its exhibition (bei...

Cleveland Fest presents (multi) Cultural Journeys

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CLEVELAND INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL TO PRESENT CULTURAL JOURNEYS WORLD CELEBRATION EVENT Saturday, March 27, 9:00 pm to 1:00 am At Colonial Marketplace, ARTcade (Enter at 503 Prospect Ave.) Founded in 1977, the Cleveland International Film Festival is the premier film event in the region. For eleven days every March, the Film Festival presents a full survey of contemporary filmmaking from around the world. Close to 90 feature films and more than 70 short subjects from over 50 countries are s...

Hawaii Festival Spring Fling will feature 21 films

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For Immediate Release Contact: Chris DacusMarch 11, 2004 Email: media@hiff.orgHAWAII INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL SPRING FLING PRESENTED BY COMMERCIAL DATA SYSTEMS SHOWCASES 21 EMERGING INDEPENDENT FILMSFilm Festival offers movie buffs a wide diversity of 21 films from 13 countriesHONOLULU –The Hawaii International Film Festival (HIFF) is proud to present its 7th annual SPRING FLING presented by COMMERCIAL DATA SYSTEMS, a showcase of new, emerging cinema to kick off the New Year. Signature Do...

Cala My Dog receives 9 chinese nominations

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Celestial Pictures Receives Nine Nominations For Prestigious Chinese Media Film Media Award For CALA, MY DOG!Ever since the world premiere of Cala, My Dog! in May 2003, at the Berlin Film Festival, the Mainland-produced drama has gone on to win the phenomenal acclaim of critics and has touched the hearts of audiences worldwide. It has been announced that Cala, My Dog! has earned an outstanding nine 'Chinese Film Media Awards' nominations for Celestial Pictures. The 'Chinese Film Media Awards' ...

Skip City D Cinema Festival

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SKIP CITY INTERNATIONAL D-CINEMA FESTIVAL will be held at SKIP CITY as the main venue in Kawaguchi City, Saitama Prefecture from March 20th to March 28th, 2004.The festival aims to discover new talents, and contribute to the future development of the digital film and cinema industry internationally. The festival wishes that both the participants and audiences will together experience the charms of digital cinema introduced in Kawaguchi this spring.This event celebrates the launch of the first SK...

Bangkok International Festival Awards

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The Golden Kinnaree Award brings to the film festival both a symbol of Thai mythology and a history for the Bangkok Int'l Film Festival's awards. The esthetically beautiful design of the award signifies principles, rationality and inspiration. The figure of a half-human half-bird is called Kinnon for male and Kinnaree for female , and relates to the ancient beliefs in folklore referred to in Buddhism and Hinduism among countries in Asia, including Thailand. Accoding to Buddhist and Hindu legends...

Fribourg Fest 18th has memory

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Fribourg International Film Festival – 18th edition / 21st – 28 March 2004That we may not forget, the 18th edition of the Fribourg International Film Festival is placed under the sign of remembrance. There is the remembrance of peoples and that of conflicts; the remembrance of crises and that of roots. The cinema is a powerful remembering machine. Fernando Solanas knows that well. He questions the Argentine crisis of December 2001 in his new film, co-produced by Thelma Films, “La Memoria d...

Berlinale Special: a new section

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The International Film Festival has created a new series in its Official Programme: the Berlinale Special. In it the latest works of great filmmakers will be screened as well as reshowings of important film works, and productions related to the Festival’s special focuses or to particularly explosive political topics.This year’s series includes three reshowings, the most recent films of master directors Peter Greenaway and Ermanno Olmi, two productions examining the political past, and three ...

Rotterdam awards En Route, The Missing and Summer...

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33rd International Film Festival RotterdamWednesday, January 21 - Sunday, February 1, 2004During the IFFR 2004 Awards Ceremony on Friday, January 30, 2004 in Concert and Congress Centre 'de Doelen' in Rotterdam, the winning films of the 33rd International Film Festival Rotterdam were announced. The three VPRO Tiger Awards were granted to BU JIAN (THE MISSING) by Lee Kang-sheng from Taiwan, UNTERWEGS (EN ROUTE) by Jan Krüger from Germany and the Hubert Bals Fund supported LJETO U ZLATNOJ DOLNINI...

The Santa Barbara full program

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Opening NightValentin2002 Argentina/The Netherlands 79 min 35mm Dir Alejandro AgrestiArgentina's Foreign Language Film Academy® submission. After the bitter separation of his parents and living with his eccentric grandmother, the life of a young boy begins to change in sweetly unanticipated ways when he opens up to the last in a long line of potential stepmothers. Director and cast to attend.Fri 1/30, 7:00pm GRAClosing NightReckoning, The2003 UK 110 min 35mm Dir Paul McGuigan This murder myst...

NY Explorers fest celebrates scientific exploration

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SATURDAY, JANUARY 24, 2004 The Explorers Club's 2004 Documentary Film Festival is a day-long celebration of the best in films on the subjects of Scientific Exploration, Field Research, Wildlife and Conservation. The Explorers Club Documentary Film Festival represents a continuation and extension of the Club’s longstanding mission, as we seek to honor filmmakers who share our vision for, and commitment to, a healthier planet in the 21st century. The Festival will be held at The Explorers Club'...

Filmfestivals selects Genesis to distribute entertainment SMS in China

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Filmfestivals Entertainment Group Selects Genesis Technology Group to Distribute SMS Entertainment Content to Chinese MarketsInternet's leading entertainment portal targets Chinese SMS users; Genesis China Roundtable in Paris scheduled for March 26thGenesis Technology Group, Inc. (OTCBB: GTEC) announced today the signing of a contract with FilmFestivals Entertainment Group (FFEG), a French corporation with headquarters in Paris. Genesis will forge strategic alliances for FFEG in China to remarke...

First announcement of Panorama presentations

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Berlinale 2004: First announcement of Panorama presentations Panorama section present films for the upcoming art house season in Europe. This year’s main programme will include 18 films, complemented by 16 Panorama Specials, ten Panorama Dokumente presentations and 20 Panorama Short Films. All films are to screen as either World or European premieres. In February 2004, well over 15,000 movie-goers will again participate in choosing the winner of the Panorama Audience Award, which will be prese...

HBF funds half a million € for non-western projects

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The Hubert Bals Fund is designed to bring remarkable or urgent feature films and feature length creative documentaries by innovative and talented filmmakers from developing countries closer to fulfillment. The HBF provides grants that often turn out to play a crucial role in enabling these filmmakers to realize their projects. In its Fall 2003 Selection Round, Hubert Bals Fund (HBF) of the International Film Festival Rotterdam grants a total of Euro 467,000 to twenty-eight non-Western film-maker...

7 days, 7 nights wins top prize in Nantes

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Fiction film sectionOrisel Gaspar, one of the lead actresses of Siete dias, siete noches (Seven Days, Seven Nights), had written a song especially for the closing ceremony of the Festival of the 3 continents in Nantes, western France. She definitely put her whole heart in her voice when she sung her moving lyrics after Cuban director Joel Cano received the Montgolfière d’Or for the film in which she co-stars. The movie, which depicts a week in the lives of three very strong women in Cuba, i...

Seven days, seven nights wins top prize at the Festival of the 3 Continents in Nantes

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Fiction film sectionOrisel Gaspar, one of the lead actresses of Siete dias, siete noches (Seven Days, Seven Nights), had written a song especially for the closing ceremony of the Festival of the 3 continents in Nantes, western France. She definitely put her whole heart in her voice when she sung her moving lyrics after Cuban director Joel Cano received the Montgolfière d’Or for the film in which she co-stars. The movie, which depicts a week in the lives of three very strong women in Cuba, i...

Festival kicks off with Rai music

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The 25th edition of Nantes’ Festival des 3 Continents kicked off on the captivating tunes of rai, Algerian traditional music. Singer Abderrahman Djalti, also the star of one of the documentaries on show, Jamel Fezzaz’s La mélodie de l’espoir (Melody of Hope), unwrapped the opening ceremony singing a song usually performed during circumcision ceremonies.The quarter of a century anniversary of Nantes’ 3 Continents was introduced as an unexpected achievement for a festival that started sma...

A discovery of faraway cinematographies

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Every year, the Jalladeau brothers, tirelessd globe-trotters, share the planet between them to go and see on location films that are born away from the major international channels. Philippe goes all over Latin America, the Arab and Muslim world and the Asian republics of the ex-URSS, while Alain travels throughout the length and breadth of Asia and Black Africa.After having screened several hundreds of ilms, they offer a selection which is the most capable of reflecting the social, historical a...
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