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' Mahmoucito' Strikes it Big in LIMA !

"Important Cinema Director in Lima, Peru" is the name of last week's article in a leading daily on Iranian director Mahmoud Reza Sani's visit to that country. After presentation of his short "CHE, El DULCHE SUENO DE LA SANA", filmed in Cuba,at the 2006 Cannes Short Film Corner, the filmmaker has travelled to Lima for a retrospective of his films to enthusiastic local audiences. His recent feature, 'THE WILD GOO

CHE by Mahmoud Reza Sani

The filmmaker goes to Cuba to make a picture about Che and finds a look-alike but discovers new things about the youth and country. Contact : helen@digitfilms.com

SIYAMO, The BLACK-Haired Girl, by Mahmoud Sani

A whimsical quest for romantic love in Afghanistan. 28 minutes. Winner of the Cesare Zavattini Prize at the First Gibara, Cuba Film Festival. Contac: helen@digitilms.com

The rythm of The Lost City

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Did you ever see Bill Murray do the salsa? Or the mambo, rumba or any of that other Latin stuff? Well, let me tell you something. The guy’s got rhythm. I couldn’t help myself watching him in awe as he steered his way around the dance floor with a couple of breathless women. So, thinking I should get a firsthand experience, I navigated through the crowd of undulating bodies in a hope of being next in line. But woe is me, the music suddenly ended and Bill slipped off the floor.I found him in a...

Cine Las Americas International Film Festival LNE UP

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The 9th Cine Las Americas International Film Festival has announced its program, which is available online at www.cinelasamericas.org. (Please see attachments for full schedule and film info.)At the Web site, users can navigate films by title, program section, venue, and country of origin. Festival passes ($60) and tickets for individual screenings ($5 to $7) are also available online, as well as at the box office.This year’s festival program runs from Wednesday, April 19, through Sunday, Apr...

Over 125 Films at upcoming Palm Beach Fest

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PALM BEACH INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVALUNVEILS 2006 LINE-UP Over 125 Films Headline April 20 - 28 Event The Palm Beach International Film Festival Executive Director Randi Emerman announced today the film line-up for the 11th annual event to be held April 20 – 28. Over a 125 films will screen at this years event, including features, documentaries and shorts. The eight-day Fest will introduce 18 world premieres, 3 U.S. premieres and 59 Florida premieres, including 31 international films.Opening...

Critics' Prizes from Sofia, Mar del Plata, Thessaloniki, Fribourg

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Critics' Prizes at the Festivals of Sofia, Mar del Plata, Thessaloniki, FribourgSofia (Bulgaria, March 9-19, 2006). Prize: Lady Zee (Lady Z.) by Georgi Djulgerov (Bulgaria, 2005). Jury: Martin Blaney, Germany, Andres Laasik, Estonia, Maja Dimitrova, Bulgaria. Print source: Borough Film, 3A Margash, BG-1504 Sofia, T +359 (2) 943 58 80, F +359 (2) 943 47 87, info@boroughfilm.com (contact Vladimir Andreev).Festival: www.sofiaiff.comMar del Plata (Argentina, March 9-19, 2006). Prize: Alice by Marco ...

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 ...

The 9th International Latino Film Festival awards

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The 9th International Latino Film Festival, one of the largest and most prestigious international organizations of its kind was attended by movie fans that filled theaters seats, cultural centers and university halls to capacity throughout the Bay Area with full houses At the Castro Theater in San Francisco and CineArts at Santana Row with the screening of Tapas, Spain 2005, US Premiere the winning film of the Malaga film festival was Sueños, the most recent film of actor/comedian John Leguiza...

Bahamas International Film Festival: Second Edition

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Bahamas International Film Festival: Second Edition; 8. – 12. December, 2005Readily accessed by the discount airline Jet Blue, the Bahamas International Film Festival on Paradise Island (Cinema in Paradise) is a new kid on the festival circuit and a most promising entry. Location is certainly important as the success of the US American Newport and Hampton International Film Festivals demonstrate, as is broad sponsorship. But artistic and professional skills are vital for the success of a new...

Up in smoke: Havana at the Brighton Film Festival

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This year’s CINECITY, the Brighton Film Festival (17 November – 4 December), presents a season of ten films - nine features and one short, including: Havana Blues the ‘Buena Vista Social Club for the MTV Generation’; the epic 1964 Soviet/Cuban collaboration I am Cuba, and the 2005 Spanish box office smash and Cannes Film Festival winner, Viva Cuba – all of which explore Havana, the capital of Cuba – providing a rare chance to see both new and classic films from the cinema of a revolu...

Richard Peña biography

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Richard Peña, Program Director of the Film Society of Lincoln Center and Chairman of the Selection Committee of the New York Film Festival, is a film curator and scholar whose wide-ranging knowledge of the medium includes a special expertise and interest in Latin American, Asian, and Arab cinemas.Program Director of the Film Society and Festival Selection Committee Chair since 1988, Mr. Peña has brought a visionary zeal and enthusiasm and a remarkable variety of programs both to the Festival a...

The Film Festival Münster awards Live and Become

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The First European Feature Film Award for Best Director went to Radu Mihaileanu At the 11th Film Festival Münster which drew to a close yesterday, the Romanian director Radu Mihaileanu won the first European Feature Film Prize for Best Director for his film ‘Va, vis et deviens / Live and Become’. The award is endowed with a prize money of EUR 10,000. According to the verdict of the five-member European jury the prize went to Mihaileanu’s film because of the ‘outstanding way in which the...

Habana Blues opens LA latino fest

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The Los Angeles Latino International Film Festival (LALIFF) is dedicated to presenting the best Latino films made in the US, Spain, the Caribbean, and Latin America. LALIFF is spearheaded by co-founders Marlene L. Dermer and Edward James Olmos, the acclaimed actor, director, and community activist.The Festival was launched in 1997, growing from 42 films and an overall attendance of 5,000 people, to last year’s Festival with 15,000 attendees viewing 130 films (features, documentaries, and short...

EFA nominees list has been announced

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The Selection List for the European Film Awards 2005 has been revealed to EFA members for consideration. This was the first year in which the members in the 20 countries with the most EFA members voted one national film directly into the selection. The list was then completed by films chosen by the Committee (EFA Board & Experts). The result is an impressive list of 46 films which are recommended as candidates for a nomination.THE EUROPEAN FILM AWARDS 2005 ceremony will take place in Berlin, Dec...

Literature to Life Festival

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The American Place Theatre ; Literature to Life Festival On Saturday, September 17th and Sunday, September 18th, The American Place Theatre will present our Literature to Life Festival. Created as part of a Training Program for Professional Teaching Artists, this weekend of back-to-back performances and guest lectures will also offer educators and the public an opportunity to preview all of The American Place Theatre current shows for the 2005-06 Season.FESTIVAL LOCATION: New York Society for Et...

Vancouver to host 2nd Hip Hop Festival

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From September 14th –18th, Vancouver will unroll the red carpet to welcome an array of films and documentaries from around the world during the second edition of the Vancouver International Hip Hop Film Festival (VIHF).The Hip Hop Film genre, though very much representative of global social, economical, political and artistic realities, is still struggling to find podiums. VIHF’s objective is to give these film jewels, a niche in Canada as they have found in such cities as Sydney, Melbourne,...

San Sebastian Fest true to latin amercian countries

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The San Sebastian International Film Festival similarly proposes a yearly rendez vous with the best movies from Latin American countries in its HORIZONTES Selection. This year, twelve films, some of which are being released for the first time ever and others backed by international recognition, will compete for the Horizontes Award, carrying €18,000 by way of a recompense to the director while serving as an incentive to distribution. HORIZONTES SELECTION ALMA MATER, Alvaro Buela, Uruguay-Ca...

De Hadeln reveals line up of 170 for inaugural Montreal

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170 productions from 40 countries at the Inaugural Edition of the New Montreal Filmfest including 60 Feature-Length Films in World, International or North-American première!The New Montreal Filmfest has announced those films selected for the very first edition, set to take place from September 18th to 25th, 2005. And let the record show that Program Director Moritz de Hadeln and his team have managed to score a plethora of extraordinary productions to open Montreal’s newest world-class even...

Strong Latin American Representation at the MWFF

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Once again this year, the Montreal World Film Festival (Montreal International Film Festival), the 29th edition of which will run from August 26 to September 5, 2005, plays host to a large contingent of Latin American films. A total of twenty-three works will be screened this year, some of them from well-known directors like Miguel Littin (The last moon), Raoul Ruiz (The lost domain), Bruno Barreto (Romeo and Juliet get married), and Sylvio Caiozzi (Cachimba), who is also a member of the 2005 MW...

Austin Cine Las Americas line up

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Cine Las Americas Media Arts Center presents the 8th Cine Las Americas International Film Festival, bringing the best of Latin American and Indigenous cinema to Austin from April 20 - 24. This year, the festival features a rich selection of dramatic and documentary films made by and/or about Latin and Indigenous groups from Argentina, Brazil, Canada, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Chile, El Salvador, the United States, Mexico, Nicaragua and Peru. The festival will open on Wednesday, April 20 at t...

Next Latin American Film Festival in Utrecht

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Program for the Latin American Film Festival 2005 in Utrecht.may: 11-15,2005 will screen 30 recent films 15 documentaries and 7 shorts and will be scheduled in Rotterdam May 13-18, 2005. Hommage to Alejandro Agresti:El amor es una mujer gorda, 1987 Boda secreta,1989 Luba, 1990 Buenos Aires Vice Versa, 1996 La Cruz, 1997 El viento se llevó lo qué, 1998 Un mundo menos peor, 2004 Feature Films: Amor en Concreto, Franco de Pena, Venezuela/Frankrijk/Duitsland 2003 Buenos Aires 100 km, Pablo Meza,...

Critically acclaimed: Fipresci prizes

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Critics' Prizes at the festivals of Sofia, Fribourg, Mar del Plata, Guadalajara and ToulouseToulouse (Rencontres Cinémas d'Amérique Latine, France, March 11-20, 2005). Prize: "Live-in Maid" (Cama adentro) by Jorge Gaggero (Argentina, 2004). Jury: Anette Olsen, Denmark ("Dox Magazine", "Mifune"), Maja Bogojevic, Serbia-Montenegro ("Zinec"), Karin Wolfs, The Netherlands ("De Filmkrant", "Screen International"). Print source: Aquafilms, Cabello 3644, C1425APN Buenos Aires, T +54 (11) 4802 4218, v...

London Gay and Lesbian Film Festival 2005

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The London Gay and Lesbian Film Festival runs March 30- April 13th. Opening film is:Prey for Rock & Roll (USA, 2003), starring the queen of gender bending, Gina Gershon. (USA, 2004) Mysterious Skin by Greg Araki (USA, 2004) closes, which had its world premiere in the Horizontal section at Venice 2004. One of the largest gay and lesbian film festivals, the London event tries to accord equal representation for the latest films by gays and lesbians. US/UK films predominate the selection, and there ...

Austin Cine Las Americas

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Cine Las Americas Media Arts Center presents the 8th Cine Las Americas International Film Festival, bringing the best of Latin American and Indigenous cinema to Austin from April 20 - 24. The festival features a rich selection of dramatic and documentary films made by and/or about Latin and Indigenous groups from Argentina, Brazil, Canada, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Chile, El Salvador, the United States, México, Nicaragua and Peru. In its competitive section, Cine Las Americas will grant jury...

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