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Magmart | video under volcano awards

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  The VI edition of Magmart | video under volcano is over. And the winners (33 not 30, due some æxequo, and strictly in alphabetical order) are: ...niland 2 / Marius and Rocio / Leneweit and Rodriguez - Germany Again (bloody painting) / Fabio Sanna - Italy Android / Hicham Lasri - Morocco Butter cow / Junichiro Ishii - France Cesta / Marta Daeuble - France Cuerpos deshonrados (dishonored bodies) / Juanma Carrillo - Spain Cyanide / Barbara Agreste - United...

Magmart | video under volcano is over. And the winners are...

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  The VI edition of Magmart | video under volcano is over. And the winners (33 not 30, due some æxequo, and strictly in alphabetical order) are: ...niland 2 / Marius and Rocio / Leneweit and Rodriguez - Germany Again (bloody painting) / Fabio Sanna - Italy Android / Hicham Lasri - Morocco Butter cow / Junichiro Ishii - France Cesta / Marta Daeuble - France Cuerpos deshonrados (dishonored bodies) / Juanma Carrillo - Spain Cyanide / Barbara Agreste - United...

Minsk International Film Festival LISTAPAD

The Belarus’ largest and most prestigious public film festival Listapad annually takes place at the beginning of November. The main purpose of the festival is to offer a wide selection of highly acclaimed feature films, documentaries from all over the world as well as new productions from Belarus. It screens recent titles and retrospectives.

The Minsk International Film Festival program has three sections - feature, documentary and children and youth film festival Listapadzik. During a week cinema goers have a possibility to watch more than 100 movies in 5 venues. Also, special programs in focus, master-classes, seminars and other related events are presented annually. Filmmakers, actors and supporters have the opportunity to network at various events. Q&A sessions with directors and actors follow every screening giving moviegoers first-hand access to the filmmaking process.

Around 12 outstanding films for the last two years from Russia, the Central and Eastern Europe, Baltics and Central-Asian countries comprise in Main competition.

No less than 8 most notable first and second feature films for the last two years from all over the world comprise in Young Directors competition "Youth on the march".

Documentary competition includes the main competition and young directors documentary film competition. No less than 20 full-length and short critically acclaimed films for the last two years are in the main program. Over 15 prominent filmmakers’ current films inspired by the idea of freedom and tolerance comprise in young directors documentary film competition.

No less than 6 competing full-length feature films for Children and Youth for the last two years and non-competitive special programs including features, shorts and animation films from all over the world take part in the Children and Youth Film Festival Listapadzik.

The out-of-competition programs present more than 50 titles of genre and independent movies made by cult filmmakers from all over the world.

The last Festival edition was held on November, 5-12th in Belarus. The last year the Festival appeared in a completely updated format. For the first time the Festival competition program was as follows: 
- The Main competition, which was presented 12 feature films made in the former Soviet Union and the former socialist countries; 
- Young Directors’ competition (“Youth on the March”), which included 9 most notable feature debuts of emerging directors from all over the world; 
- Documentary films competition, which presented to the jury and the public 23 films created in the former Soviet Union and the former socialist countries; 
- Young Directors’ documentary films competition, which included the most notable debuts in documentary from all over the world. 

During the Festivalfour Juries worked:

- the InternationalJury of the Main competition (Grand Jury):

Head of Jury

Sharunas Bartas(Lithuania) - director, scriptwriter, director of photography, member ofEuropean Motion Picture Academy, international film festivals prize-winner

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Janusz Kijowski(Poland) - director, scriptwriter 

Elena Koreneva(Russia) - actress, writer 

Tatiana Loginova(Belarus) - director of photography, laureate of State Prize of USSR,international film festivals prize-winner

Kirill Razlogov(Russia) - director of Russian Institute for Cultural Research, programdirector of Moscow International Film Festival

- the InternationalJury of Young Directors competition ("Youth on the March"):

Head of Jury

Ludmila Saenkova(Belarus) - film critic, candidate of philology science, head of literary andart criticism chair of Journalism Institute of Belarusian State University

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Rodion Ismailov(Azerbaijan) - director 

Natalya Vorozhbit(Ukraine) - scriptwriter 

- the InternationalJury of Documentary films competition: 

Head of Jury

Victor Asliuk(Belarus) - director, scriptwriter, member of European Film Academy, nationaland international film festivals prize-winner 

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Sergey Bukovsky(Ukraine) - director, People's Artist of Ukraine, laureate of National TarasShevchenko Award, international film festivals prize-winner 

Svetlana Bychenko(Russia) - director of documentary and animation films, scriptwriter,international film festivals prize-winner

Veslav Romanovski(Poland) - director, scriptwriter, literary, deputy director of PolishInstitute in Minsk

Anna Yerzinkyan (Armenia)- film critic, professor, pro-rector of Yerevan State Theatre and FilmInstitute

- the InternationalJury of Young Directors documentary films competition:

Head of Jury

Aleksandr Kuprin(Russia) - director, scriptwriter, international film festivals prize-winner

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Sergey Rybakov(Belarus) - director, international film festivals prize-winner, "For SpiritualRenovation" Award owner, laureate of national award "Televershyna"

Toms Trеibergs (Latvia) - film critic, filmsubeditor of the newspaper "Cultural Forum"

Also festival audiencecould participate in the viewer's jury. Everyone had possibility to rate foreach feature. Festival preferences rating was generated according to theresults of viewer's votes

The Grand Jury awardedthe following nominations:

- Grand-Prix For TheBest Film

"My Joy",Ukraine-Germany-The Netherlands, director Sergey Loznitsa

- Special Jury Award

The Light Thief,Kyrgyzstan-France-Germany-The Netherlands, director Aktan Arym Kubat

 

The Jury of the Youthon the March competition awarded:

- Best Film Awardnamed after the people`s artist of USSR V. Turov

"October", Peru,directors Daniel Vega, Diego Vega 

- Prize "For the dancewith reality"

"You Are All TheCaptains", Spain, director Oliver Laxe 

- Prize "For therealization of the freedom's theme"

"Udaan", India,director Vikramaditya Motwane 

 

The Jury ofDocumentary films competition awarded:

- Grand-Prix for theBest Film

"The Woman With FiveElephants", Switzerland-Germany, director Vadim Jendreyko 

- Best Full-LengthFilm Award

"The Last Rope-WalkerOf Armenia", Armenia, directors Arman Eritsyan, Inna Saakyan 

- Best Short FilmAward

"The Backwoods 35х45", Russia, director Evgeny Solomin

 

The Jury of Youngdirectors documentary films competition awarded:

- Best Full-LengthFilm Award

"The Last Train Home",Canada-China, director Lixin Fan 

- Best Short FilmAward

"The World Champion",Estonia, director Moonika Siimets 

- Prize "For thecreative search and active political fences"

"Make Tea",Russia-Great Britain, director Olga Korotkaya 

- Prize "For theuniversality of director's profession"

"Kill the Day",Belarus-Poland, directors Andrei Kutilo, Aleksandr Nalivaiko 

- Prize "For thesearch of new cinematographic language"

"In Case Of LossPressure" (Belgium, director Sarah Moon Howe)

 

The festival alsoestablished the following prizes: 

- Audience ChoiceAward

"Brother", Venezuela,director Marcel Rasquin 

- Special Prize of thePresident of the Republic of Belarus "For Humanism and Spirituality incinematography"

"Brother", Venezuela,director Marcel Rasquin 

- Special Prize"Together" of The Standing Committee Of The Union State

"The Brest Fortress",Russia-Belarus, director Aleksandr Kott 

- Special Prize ofMinsk City Executive Committee for the Moral Ideals Embodyment

"Street Days",Georgia, director Levan Koguashvili

 

Prizes of the Guild ofscholars and critics of Belarusian cinematographers union 

- Best Fiction FilmAward

"Street Days",Georgia, director Levan Koguashvili 

- Best Non-Fictional Film Award

"Kill the Day",Belarus, directors Andrei Kutilo, Aleksandr Nalivaiko 

Tribeca Spotlight and Cinemania sections announced

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The Tribeca Film Festival (TFF), announced its feature film selections in the Spotlight and Cinemania sections, as well as Special Screenings and the Tribeca/ESPN Sports Film Festival lineup. The 10th edition of the Festival will take place from April 20 to May 1 in lower Manhattan.   "Now that the majority of the program has been announced I believe you will see the rich variety and quality of the films and talent that we are presenting at Tribeca this year," s...

International Family Film Festival Highlights

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      The 16th annual IFFF launches with a press conference at 1 PM on Wednesday, March 16, 2011. This is the fifth year of presenting the fest at Raleigh Studios, adjacent to the Paramount Studio lot on Melrose Avenue in the heart of Hollywood. This year's film schedule is filled with highlights - each of them with enough back-story to more than...

Night Fishing Horror film shot on iPhone by Park Chan-wook

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AT THE FAR EAST FILM FESTIVAL OF UDINE THE FIRST HORROR FILM SHOT ON iPhone:NIGHT FISHING, CULT MOVIE OF THE GREAT PARK CHAN-WOOK!Lasting only thirty three minutes, but already a cult movie: Night Fishing, the horror film by Park Chan-wook – legendary filmmaker of Old Boy and Lady Vendetta – was shot entirely using an iPhone! With a very modest budget (130,000 dollars) and a crew reduced to the bare minimum, Park has made an exceptional strike at our imaginations, demonstrating that real qua...

Film Independent launches a Documentary Lab

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Film Independent, the non-profit arts organization that produces the Spirit Awards and the Los Angeles Film Festival, has launched a new Documentary Lab, sponsored by Latino Public Broadcasting, with 14 filmmakers and 9 projects participating. Taking place in Los Angeles, the Documentary Lab is an intensive seven-week program, with a main focus of assisting documentary filmmakers on their works-in-progress and providing creative feedback. All of the Film Independent Labs are designed to suppor...

54TH SAN FRANCISCO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL ANNOUNCES NARRATIVE FEATURES IN NEW DIRECTORS COMPETITION

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Eleven Feature Narratives, Including US and World Premieres, Contend for $15,000 New Directors Prize   San Francisco, CA – The 54th San Francisco International Film Festival (April 21–May 5) will award close to $100,000 in total prizes this year. The New Directors Prize of $15,000 is given to a narrative first feature that exhibits a unique artistic sensibility and deserves to be seen by as wide an audience as possible. Seventeen countries contributed to the production...

An Interview with Award Winning Actress Celia Weston

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By Maria Esteves – March 12, 2011 Actress in film, television, and theatre Celia Weston (CW) is known as the Southern type character. CW began performing on stage at the age of four in South Carolina. She has performed in numerous on and off Broadway productions including Loose Ends (1979), The Lady from Dubuque (1980), Garden District (1995), and True West (2000). She appeared as cast member of the CBS television sitcom “Alice.” She has starred in countless feature films such as Honky ...

Le Positif and Makavejev

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Another exclusive guest coming from France on FEST2011 is indeed writer and author of a book about Stanley Kubrick  and Editor of the most exclusive French film magazine ever “Le Positif”, a film critic, Michel Ciment. Ciment held a Master Class, moderated by the black wave old Yugoslav film Dušan Makavejev on the festival, because Ciment (as many others) is truly nostalgic for the times of the big Yugoslav cinema. And for those who do not know, Pavlovic, Djordjevic and Makavejev of the ...

IFFF panels announced

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PanelsWelcome to the IFFF. Providing professional panels and networking opportunities for aspiring filmmakers to meet with established leaders in the industry is central to IFFF's mission. The 2011 festival will re-present some of last year's more popular panels and add some new and exciting panels in specialized areas of film interest and distribution. Check back periodically for "Panels" schedule additions, changes and/or updates. Seating is limited and many of these ...

Call for Entries - Deadline August-26-2011

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Now in its eighth year, top-tier, international awards competition, The Accolade, announces its Call for Entries for filmmakers, television producers and videographers. Download entry form at www.accoladecompetition.org. 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...

Asprey/Orange British Academy Film Awards 2011

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Asprey hosted the official BAFTA, Nominees' Party for the third consecutive year this weekend. The prestigious Cocktail Party, held in the luxurious surroundings of Asprey's New Bond Street Flagship Store, celebrated the film nominations and Asprey's continued partnership with BAFTA. The store, occupied by Asprey since 1847 and originally five town houses, was transformed to welcome actors, special guests and film industry professionals. Oversized BAFTA masks were posi...

Focus on The Byron Bay Film Festival

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Byron Bay and the northern NSW region are home to a substantial number of filmmakers. In response to this, our inaugural Byron Bay Film Festival in February 2006 focused on screening the back catalogue of our local filmmakers' work plus other Australian films.  However, the immediate and enthusiastic audience feedback from this festival motivated the management team to expand the screenings to include international films, a positive drawcard for an expanding international audience. In 20...

Incendies is Rotterdam 2011 audiences’ favourite; 340,000 visits to anniversary edition

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Canadian feature Incendies by Denis Villeneuve has won the UPC Audience Award at the International Film Festival Rotterdam 2011. The other award decided by the audience - the Dioraphte Award for Best Hubert Bals Fund-supported film - went to former CineMart Project If the Seed Doesn't Die by Serbian filmmaker Sinisa Dragin. This was announced on the evening of Saturday, 5 February in the Grote Zaal in de Doelen, Rotterdam. IFFR 2011 racked up 340,000 visits to its films, exhibitions, perform...

NEWSLETTER N° 495: february 4, 2011

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 .............                                                                                                                                                          NEWSLETTER N° 495: february 4, 2011 Follow this LINK if you cannot read the newsletter properly The Berlin edition of the IFFS Festival Summit 2011 Bruno Chatelin, your editor, will co chair the Berlin edition 2011.   ...

Jury's award films from the IFFR 2011 program

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Tiger Awards go to South Korea, Spain and Thailand   During the IFFR 2010 Awards Ceremony on Friday, February 4, 2011 in the Oude Luxor Theater, the winning films of the 40th International Film Festival Rotterdam were announced. The Tiger Awards Ceremony included a solo performance by Sonic Youth-front man Lee Ranaldo, member of the Tiger Awards Jury.   The three Tiger Awards were granted to feature débuts The Journals of Musan by Park Jung-Bum (South Korea), Finisterrae by ...

World’s longest red carpet to unroll at CamboFest, Cambodia Film Festival (March 1-9)

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World’s longest red carpet to unroll at CamboFest, Cambodia Film Festival The world’s longest red carpet, measuring 26.5 kilometers, will unroll at the upcoming CamboFest Cambodia Film Festival (www.cambofest.com),linking the venue town of Kampot with the seaside coastal town of Kep while shattering existing records for a red carpet event. The lengthy carpet, donated by the Zhejiang Da Guanyuan carpet company of Zhejiang Province, China, is currently on its way to the Cambodian p...

'The Way Back', from Dubai to Palm Springs

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It would seem that Peter Weir's latest film, 'The Way Back' (2010) is making its own journey and 'Way Back' from Weir's homeland in Australia to Dubai where it premiered in the Middle East last month and now to its North American premier at the Palm Springs International Film Festival 2011. It's certainly making its way across the globe. While it has received mixed reviews and an undecided audience opinion, it seems to be fighting its way beyond negative popular opinion in its ubiq...

The 41st Forum: Cracks in the Facade

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A surprisingly large number of films in the programme of the 41st Berlinale Forum revolve around family, relationships and identity. Although exploring the human psyche is the number one subject for independent filmmakers from the whole world, the majority of these films in this year's selection can also be read politically within the context of social change and political upheaval.   In this way, artist Kelvin K. Park's documentary Cheonggyecheon Medley places the threatened demolition of a tr...

New Directors Workshop for new Chinese filmmakers.

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  Celestial Pictures, Beijing Film Academy and Youth Film Studio unite to develop new filmmakers with a Shaw Brothers remake screenplay competition Award-winning actress and filmmaker Sylvia Chang to co-judge the competition and mentor the winner   Celestial Pictures, the Hong Kong-based Chinese filmed content company and operator of regional pay-TV channels, announced at a press conference today the launch of a program to cultivate new Chinese filmmakers. Entitled...

Berlinale 41st Forum: cracks in the facade

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The 41st Forum: Cracks in the Facade A surprisingly large number of films in the programme of the 41st Berlinale Forum revolve around family, relationships and identity. Although exploring the human psyche is the number one subject for independent filmmakers from the whole world, the majority of these films in this year’s selection can also be read politically within the context of social change and political upheaval. In this way, artist Kelvin K. Park’s documentary Cheonggyecheon Medley p...

Rotterdam announces full lineup Tiger Awards Competitions

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Fourteen films have been selected for IFFR's Tiger Awards Competition 2011. The complete lineup, comprising first or second feature films concurring for three equal top prizes of each 15,000 euro, includes three world premieres. Two competing films have been supported by Rotterdam’s Hubert Bals Fund.The Rotterdam Tiger Awards Competition for Short Films 2011 comprises twenty-eight films, ranging in length from six to fifty-two minutes. Five short films will see their world premieres in Rotterd...

The Asia Pacific Screen Awards (APSA) 2010 Ceremony airs this week end...

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The Asia Pacific Screen Awards (APSA) 2010 Ceremony will air through Australia Network this Sunday to 45 countries and 31 million households across Asia, the Pacific and the Indian subcontinent. Hosted by respected International Channel Shanghai anchor Chen Lei and Australia's Indira Naidoo, the APSA Ceremony took place on Australia's Gold Coast last month. 31 films from 15 countries and areas competed for the region's highest accolade in film with the major awards going to films fro...

The Asia Pacific Screen Awards (APSA) 2010 Ceremony airs this week end...

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  The Asia Pacific Screen Awards (APSA) 2010 Ceremony will air through Australia Network this Sunday to 45 countries and 31 million households across Asia, the Pacific and the Indian subcontinent. Hosted by respected International Channel Shanghai anchor Chen Lei and Australia's Indira Naidoo, the APSA Ceremony took place on Australia's Gold Coast last month. 31 films from 15 countries and areas competed for the region's highest accolade in film with the major awards going to films from...
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