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Award Winners Announced At FLIFF Finale

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After nearly four weeks of film screenings, special events, receptions and information seminars, weary Festival honcho Gregory von Hausch took to the stage of the Cinema Paradiso last evening to announce this year's award winners at the Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival (FLIFF). Winning top prize as Best Film of the Fest was Gospel Hill, the feature debut of actor/director Giancarlo Esposito. The race relations drama, made even more relevant by last week's historic Presidential electio...

Award Winners Announced At FLIFF Finale

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Gospel Hill (US, Giancarlo Esposito)    Monday, November 10---------After nearly four weeks of film screenings, special events, receptions and information seminars, weary Festival honcho Gregory von Hausch took to the stage of the Cinema Paradiso last evening to announce this year's award winners at the Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival (FLIFF). Winning top prize as Best Film of the Fest was Gospel Hill, the feature debut of actor/director Giancarlo Esp...

Punto de Vista Docu Fest to screen 603

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Festival Internacional de Cine Documental Punto de Vista Pamplona (Spain), 13-21 February 2009Over six-hundred -603- documentary films have been entered into the Punto de Vista Documentary Film Festival. The event, organised by the Department of Culture and Tourism-Príncipe de Viana Institution, will be held between 13 and 21 February 2009.227 documentary short films and 376 documentary feature films from 62 countries have entered the competition. Of the 603 films to compete in the Festival's o...

Sitges 2008 the Good, the Bad, the Weird

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Another 10 days at the world's leading festival for fantastic cinema have come to a close. All the extraterrestrials have phoned home. And the zombies are in repose until next October. Despite very late nights drinking with actors, filmmakers, distributors and programmers from Finland, Colombia, Korea, Japan, Ireland, Australia, France, Canada, New York and, of course, Spain, I managed to see 23 or 25 or 27 movies, often sleeping on my feet, so that the whole experience began to feel like an e...

Sitges 2008 the Good, the Bad, the Weird

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Another 10 days at the world’s leading festival for fantastic cinema have come to a close. All the extraterrestrials have phoned home. And the zombies are in repose until next October. Despite very late nights drinking with actors, filmmakers, distributors and programmers from Finland, Colombia, Korea, Japan, Ireland, Australia, France, Canada, New York and, of course, Spain, I managed to see 23 or 25 or 27 movies, often sleeping on my feet, so that the whole experience began to feel like an e...

San Sebastian Film Festival growth reports

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San Sebastian Film Festival reports 83.52% occupancy level, up 7.17% The number of spectators per session increased 8.84%Revenue from ticket sales was up from 2007 despite 38 fewer screeningsThe occupancy level at the San Sebastian Film Festival increased 7.17% at the 56th edition, which came to a close on September 27th. Compared to 76.35% in 2007, this year’s figure accounted for a 83.52% occupation rate between the various venues, including public screenings as well as screenings for the p...

International Film School Meeting at San Sebastian

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  The Jury of the VI International Film School Meeting, consisting of students from schools in the United States, Poland, Colombia, Spain, Cuba, Morocco, France, the United Kingdom and Israel, and chaired by director Amos Gitai, has unanimously decided to grant the following awards:  aiTe Award for the film: "LE BAL DES SUSPENDUS" by Azzam El Mehdi. ESAV-ÉCOLE SUPÉRIEURE DES ARTS VISUELS. (MOROCCO). The aiTe Award (Association of Spanish Audiovisual Technical...

International Film School Meeting awards from Donostia

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The Jury of the VI International Film School Meeting, consisting of students from schools in the United States, Poland, Colombia, Spain, Cuba, Morocco, France, the United Kingdom and Israel, and chaired by director Amos Gitai, has unanimously decided to grant the following awards: aiTe Award for the film: "LE BAL DES SUSPENDUS" by Azzam El Mehdi. ESAV-ÉCOLE SUPÉRIEURE DES ARTS VISUELS. (MOROCCO). The aiTe Award (Association of Spanish Audiovisual Technical Industries) carries a prize of €6,...

Latino filmmaking at Long Island Latino Film Fest

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The Long Island Latino International Film Festival was created to celebrate and showcase the finest in Latino filmmaking. Now in our 4th year LILIFF continues to build its reputation by presenting exceptional works by or about Latinos. Our opening night films will be the romantic dramedy short “Mayor O Menor” and the world premier of “Bracero Stories”. Our closing night film will be Francisco Franco’s “Quemar Las Naves”, for which Irene Azuela took home the best actress Golden Arie...

THE COLLEGIUM - Forum & Television Program Berlin - A COMPLEXION CHANGE, VISION II

photo: Moderator: Prof. Donald Muldrow Griffith Co-Founder/Producer/Director Fountainhead Tanz Theatre / Black International Cinema Berlin / THE COLLEGIUM - Forum & Television Program Berlin / Cultural Zephyr e.V. & Nadine Struck ***SPECIAL Edition - LIVE***MAY 29, 20088.00-9.30 pm/20.00-21.30 Uhr***SPECIAL Edition - REPEAT***JUNE 23, 20086.00-7.30 pm/18.00-19.30 UhrIn additionInternet Stream: www. okb

Deals Signed At The Tribeca Film Festival

Thursday, May 1-------Although the Tribeca Film Festival does not have a formal market, the sheer number of World and International Premieres has upped the acquisitions quotient for films participating in the program. In the past week, a number of deals were announced that have given the Festival more “industry cred”.  IFC Entertainment has acquired North American rights to Luis Piedrahita and Rodrigo Sopena's FERMAT’S ROOM. The Spanish drama tells the story of four mathematicians who do ...

Thessaloniki Docu Fest : One second of silence, by Sotiris Danezis

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Having traveled to more than 55 countries with the War Zone crew, Sotiris Danezis has shot a considerable number of still photographs during and in-between productions of the War Zone episodes. They say that silence is the loudest cry; that through silence one can say more than one can with words; that only through silence can one stop describing and start experiencing. Sotiris Danezis' exhibition of photographs entitled"One Second of Silence", at the Thessaloniki Museum of Photography...

Miami Encuentros: Networking At The Miami Film Festival

 Wednesday, March 5---------In the past number of years, major film festivals around the world has seen it as their mission to not only exhibit the best films available, but also to serve as a breeding ground for new projects to get launched, financed and distributed. To this end, the Miami International Film Festival (MIFF) has joined the ranks of such major film festival events as Cannes, Berlin, Rotterdam, Pusan, Dubai and several others, in organizing parallel industry events designed to st...

10th Thessaloniki Documentary Festival Workshop: "Guerilla" Filmmaking Sotiris Danezis

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"Guerilla Filmmaking" was the title of the workshop presented by the documentary filmmaker and journalist Sotirs Danezis in the morning of Wednesday, March 12, at the John Cassavetes theater in Warehouse 1 at the port, as part of the 10th Thessaloniki Documentary Festival. During the workshop, the journalist explained to the public what it means to make documentaries in war zones, what difficulties the director faces, and what choices he has to make. He also spoke about techniques that...

San Diego latino Festival ready to open

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What started as a student exhibition- A Student Film Festival (Cine Estudiantil), has grown to become the internationally celebrated San Diego Latino Film Festival in its 15th anniversary edition, from March from 6-16, 2008 at UltraStar Mission Valley Cinemas at Hazard Center, presented this year by State Farm Insurance.  "Eleven days of great films and guests, and being able to fundraise for a non-profit organization that provides funds which make possible a year round programming to su...

Festival Poster San Diego latino Festival

Festival Poster San Diego latino Festival  What started as a student exhibition- A Student Film Festival (Cine Estudiantil), has grown to become the internationally celebrated San Diego Latino Film Festival in its 15th anniversary edition, from March from 6-16, 2008 at UltraStar Mission Valley Cinemas at Hazard Center, presented this year by State Farm Insurance.  "Eleven days of great films and guests, and

San Diego Fstival is up for a new start with 15th edition

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What started as a student exhibition- A Student Film Festival (Cine Estudiantil), has grown to become the internationally celebrated San Diego Latino Film Festival in its 15th anniversary edition, from March from 6-16, 2008 at UltraStar Mission Valley Cinemas at Hazard Center, presented this year by State Farm Insurance. “Eleven days of great films and guests, and being able to fundraise for a non-profit organization that provides funds which make possible a year round programming to support ...

The New York International Independent Film and Video Festival (NYIIFVF) has announced the line up of films

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The New York International Independent Film and Video Festival (NYIIFVF) has announced the line up of films, parties, and red carpet premieres. The eight-day extravaganza will run from February 28 - March 6 2008, all over Manhattan and will showcase a record number of international features, shorts, documentaries and animations from all over the globe. The opening night kick-off party will take place at China Club (268 W47th Street) on February 28th from 6-10pm. Festival screenings begin on Feb...

New York International Independent Film and Video Festival lneup

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The New York International Independent Film and Video Festival (NYIIFVF) has announced the line up of films, parties, and red carpet premieres. The eight-day extravaganza will run from February 28 - March 6 2008, all over Manhattan and will showcase a record number of international features, shorts, documentaries and animations from all over the globe. The opening night kick-off party will take place at China Club (268 W47th Street) on February 28th from 6-10pm. Festival screenings begin on Feb ...

Sundance En Espanol: Celebrating Latin Cinema

 Friday, January 25----------The Sundance Institute has a long history of support for Latin films. This year, they have launched  Sundance en Español, a celebration of Latin films and filmmakers participating in the Sundance Film Festival. This year, the program features a collection of six Spanish Language films and four films in English by Hispanic and Latino directors. The films were selected to screen in Salt Lake City, which has a sizable Spanish-speaking community. Earlier this week, ...

Sundance en Español : Celebrating Latin Cinema

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The Sundance Institute has a long history of support for Latin films. This year, they have launched Sundance en Español, a celebration of Latin films and filmmakers participating in the Sundance Film Festival. This year, the program features a collection of six Spanish Language films and four films in English by Hispanic and Latino directors. The films were selected to screen in Salt Lake City, which has a sizable Spanish-speaking community. Earlier this week, a press conference, information p...

New staffers at The San Sebastian Festival

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The San Sebastian Festival is pleased to welcome two new members of staff who complete its network of international delegates. Alex Masson will be our new delegate in France and Curra Ortiz de Solórzano head of relations with Latin American cinema. In addition to the above, Marichu Corugedo will be responsible for coordinating, from the Festival, the award granted by technical companies in Madrid as part of the Films in Progress initiative.This year also marks the end of his collaboration with ...

The New European Cinema At Sundance: Dramatic Features

Sunday, January 20-------While the Sundance Film Festival is internationally known as a launching pad for American independent cinema, the past few years has seen the Festival organization pay more attention to world cinema. While international films have always had a place at the table, it was just two years ago that they rated two separate Competition categories, one for narrative features, the other for documentary features. Sundance has positioned itself to be a film event on the par with Ca...

The New European Cinema At Sundance: Dramatic Features

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While the Sundance Film Festival is internationally known as a launching pad for American independent cinema, the past few years has seen the Festival organization pay more attention to world cinema. While international films have always had a place at the table, it was just two years ago that they rated two separate Competition categories, one for narrative features, the other for documentary features. Sundance has positioned itself to be a film event on the par with Cannes, Berlin and Venice, ...

Sundance Festival has announced the line-up of films

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Sundance Institute announced today the line-up of films selected from a record number of submissions for the U.S. and World Cinema Dramatic and Documentary Competitions for the 2008 Sundance Film Festival. The premier showcase for the best new work by American and international independent filmmakers, Sundance Film Festival provides audiences with abundant opportunities to discover today's most innovative films. In addition to the four Competition categories, the Festival presents films i...

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