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Baltic Event Brings Film Pros To Tallinn

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  As if the 250 plus films on display this week at the Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival, held in the Estonian capital through Sunday, December 6, were not enough, the Festival is sponsoring a number of industry initiatives that bring togther film professionals from across Europe. BALTIC EVENT is the largest regional film market, bringing together film distributors, financiers, film festival reps and other professionals to meet the Baltic film industry. Comprised of seminar pane...

29th Annual CMJ Music Marathon Coverage

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By Maria Esteves - November 29, 2009 The 29th Annual 2009 College Music Journal Music Marathon & Film Festival (CMJ09), the largest international new music discovery event was held at over 75 venues throughout New York City, from October 20-24, 2009. The outstanding festival showcased music marathon, film festival, exhibit hall, panel discussions, seminars, comedy shows, special events, parties, concerts, and awards ceremony. This year's music style/genres by 1,300 bands from around the w...

IDFA Juries Announce Their Nominees

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At a typically informal gathering at the Festival's resident club on Wednesday evening, the jurors in various categories in the IDFA Awards competitions announced the three-film nominees before a packed house of anxious filmmakers and guests. The Awards themselves will be annnounced on Friday afternoon at the official awards ceremony held at the art nouveau palace, the Tuschinksi. Film screenings of the winners and other titles continues through Sunday. IDFA Competition for Feature-Length Docume...

IDFA Juries Announce Their Nominees

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  At a typically informal gathering at the Festival's resident club on Wednesday evening, the jurors in various categories in the IDFA Awards competitions announced the three-film nominees before a packed house of anxious filmmakers and guests. The Awards themselves will be annnounced on Friday afternoon at the official awards ceremony held at the art nouveau palace, the Tuschinksi. Film screenings of the winners and other titles continues through Sunday. IDFA Competition for Fe...

Asia Pacific Screen Awards announced

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  Acclaimed Australian film Samson & Delilah has won the Best Feature Film Award at the third annual Asia Pacific Screen Awards, announced tonight on the Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia. Produced by Kath Shelper and written and directed by Warwick Thornton, Samson & Delilah previously won the Camera d'Or prize at this year's Cannes Film Festival, six major awards at the recent Inside Film Awards in Australia and has been nominated for 13 Australian Film Ins...

The second edition of the EU Film Festival in China: already a success!

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About 40 screenings already took place at the Brodway Cinematheque Moma, the French Cultural Center (Centre Culturel Français), the Ullens Center of Contemporary Art (UCCA), the Cervantes Institute (Instituto Cervantes), the Italian Institute of Culture (Istituto Italiano di Cultura) and the Cinema of the Polish Embassy. The audience is at 90% Chinese, and all age and social categories are represented. Most of them do not understand the language spoken in the film. There are always more...

French film "Welcome" wins European Parliament 2009 LUX Prize

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It was announced today in Strasbourg that this year's European Parliament LUX Film Prize has been won by the film "Welcome" by the French director Philippe Lioret. This film received the majority of EP members' votes.The film is set in Calais, France, and shows a swimming instructor who chooses to help out a young Kurdish refugee who needs to swim across the English Channel to join his girlfriend who has already emigrated to England along with her family.This year's LUX Prize, worth about €87,...

Nordic film days winners 2009

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The winner announced In Saturday’s afternoon of 24th of October during the Closing ceremony the decision of Media Jury of 10th Riga’s Nordic Film Days was announced and the winner awarded with the symbolic NorthernTable, which became incarnated into a chamomile ornamented cup. Film Days’ jury - satori.lv journalist Irbe Treile, DJ of Radio SWH Toms Grevins and magazine’s Klubs chief editor Juris Sleiers decided Icelandic director Valdís Óskarsdóttir’s exciting comedy Country...

New Ambassadors of European Film from EFA

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The European Film Academy (EFA) is proud to have won a group of distinguished personalities from the world of European film to co-operate with for the promotion of European cinema and the European Film Awards. In close co-ordination with the European Film Academy, these renowned filmmakers will represent EFA and the European Film Awards at various prestigious events. The European Film Academy takes great pleasure in welcoming as EFA Ambassadors: Moritz Bleibtreu, actor, Germany On...

Cannes Palme d'or winners since 1939

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1939 Union Pacific by Cecil B. DeMille United States 1946 Torment (Hets) by Alf Sjöberg Sweden The Lost Weekend by Billy Wilder United States The Red Meadows (De røde enge) by Bodil Ipsen and Lau Lauritzen Jr. Denmark Brief Encounter by David Lean United Kingdom Portrait of Maria (María Candelaria (Xochimilco) by Emilio Fernández Mexico Neecha Nagar (नीचा नगर) by Chetan Anand India The Turning Point (Великий перелом, Velikiy p...

60 Years of Berlinale - A Retrospective

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  Play it again ...! : 60 Years of Berlinale - A Retrospective    Playit again ...! 60 Years of Berlinale - A Retrospective   In 1960, afilm was screened in theCompetitionof the Berlin International Film Festival that defied all filmic conventions anddumbfounded the critics.A bout desouffle(Breathless, France1959/60) not only marks young Godard's international breakthrough but inretrospect also the arrival of the nouvelle vague, one of the most extraordinary...

Filmmakers bonanza at Stockholm Fest

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  20th Stockholm International Film Festival November 18-29 2009 The Stockholm International Film Festival started in 1990 and is today one of the leading competitive film festival in Europe. The festival takes place every year in November with more than 170 films from more then 40 countries. More than a festival: we organize exclusive screenings and the popular Summer Cinema - an outdoor mini-festival. Every year in April the Stockholm International Film Festival Junior brings the l...

Film festivals in Denmark

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Are you looking for film festivals in Denmark? Use our country festival search engine to search by Call for entry, Date and Submission Fee. http://www.fest21.com/en/festivals?filter0=&filter1=&filter2=Denmark&filter3=**ALL**&filter4=**ALL** You can also search festivals accepting film submission on fest21.com ...

Torino Film Festival full line up

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the 27th Torino Film Festival Torino Grand Prix Starting this year, the Torino Film Festival presents Torino Grand Prix, an award which is given each year to filmmakers who, from the surfacing of the nouvelles vagues on, have helped renew the film language, create new aesthetic models and communicate the new trends that are the basis of the most interesting works of contemporary cinema. This year, the prize will be given to Emir Kusturica, for the inventiveness o...

Three films contending for the EP LUX prize: screening starts

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Starting next Tuesday November 10, three films contending for this year's European Parliament LUX Prize are being screened at the European Parliament in Brussels. These are Eastern Plays (Bulgaria, Sweden); Sturm (Germany, Denmark, the Netherlands); and Welcome (France). The winner will be revealed on 25 November in Strasbourg.Fiction or animation films illustrating or questioning the founding values of European identity, revealing Europe’s cultural diversity or bringing insights into the deba...

Europe's Finest - the first Digital Cinema Distribution Platform

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Europe's Finest takes over film package from Celluloid Dreams for digital distribution As of now the Cologne digital cinema distribution platform Europe's Finest is offering nine festival successes from the current slate of Celluloid Dreams in DCI-conform standard for direct booking for European digital cinemas. Among them are films such as BETTER THINGS, DEAD IN 3 DAYS, KILL DADDY GOODNIGHT, LET'S MAKE MONEY, WEDDING DIRECTOR, WHEN A MAN COMES HOME, and WHITE NIGHT WEDDING. All films wer...

Interview with Martin Pieter Zandvliet the director of Applause.

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Image: Martin Pieter Zandvliet (right) with his leading lady Paprika Steen Applause, the impressive debut feature from Danish director Martin Pieter Zandvliet, tells the story of Thea, an acclaimed actress attempting to reconnect with her two young sons whilst recovering from alcoholism. Atmospherically shot and admirably economical in its storytelling, the film is anchored by a stunning lead performance from veteran actress Paprika Steen (Festen, Open Hearts, The Idiots). We caught up ...

The New York International Independent Film & Video Festival (NYIIFVF) NY line up

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The New York International Independent Film & Video Festival (NYIIFVF) dubbed "The Voice of Indie Film" will run October 22nd-29th, 2009 New Yorkers in need of an affordable yet satisfying indie film fix will be happy to hear that The New York International Independent Film & Video Festival (NYIIFVF) has announced their slate of films and red carpet premieres. NYIIFVF runs from October 22nd-29th in Manhattan and will showcase a diverse range of features, shorts, documen...

The New York International Independent Film & Video Festival (NYIIFVF) NY line up

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New Yorkers in need of an affordable yet satisfying indie film fix will be happy to hear that The New York International Independent Film & Video Festival (NYIIFVF) has announced their slate of films and red carpet premieres. NYIIFVF runs from October 22nd-29th in Manhattan and will showcase a diverse range of features, shorts, documentaries and animations from all over the globe.  The opening night networking party and awards ceremony take place on Thursday, October 22nd at BLVD (199 Bowery) f...

European Film Academy announces documentary nominees

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The European Film Academy proudly announces the nominations in the category EUROPEAN FILM ACADEMY DOCUMENTARY 2009 – PRIX ARTE. There is a total of ten documentary films nominated. Upon invitation by the city of Vilnius, this year’s documentary jury will now convene in the Lithuanian capital to screen the nominated films and decide on the winner. Appointed by the European Film Academy and ARTE, the members of the documentary jury are: Nino Kirtadzé, documentary filmmaker, France/Georg...

European Film Academy announces documentary nominees

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The European Film Academy proudly announces the nominations in the category EUROPEAN FILM ACADEMY DOCUMENTARY 2009 – PRIX ARTE. There is a total of ten documentary films nominated. Upon invitation by the city of Vilnius, this year’s documentary jury will now convene in the Lithuanian capital to screen the nominated films and decide on the winner.Appointed by the European Film Academy and ARTE, the members of the documentary jury are:Nino Kirtadzé, documentary filmmaker, France/GeorgiaFranz ...

New Filmmakers’ Day drew a packed house in Vancouver

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A slate of cinema’s top award-winning filmmakers galvanized a sold-out event at VIFF’s 24th Annual Film &Television Forum on Saturday, October 3 at the Vancouver International Film Centre. New Filmmakers’ Day, the only event of its kind in Western Canada drew a packed house for such notable guests as Oscar-winning writer/director Charlie Kaufman (Adaptation, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, Synecdoche, New York) and award-winning cinematographers, Ellen Kuras (Away We Go, Shine a Lig...

Golden Calf for the Culture Award goes to Doreen Boonekamp

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During the Gala of the Dutch Film at the 29th Netherlands Film Festival, on Friday 2 October, departing director Doreen Boonekamp (1968) was honoured with the Golden Calf for the Culture Award 2009. The prize was presented by chairwoman of the board Jeltje van Nieuwenhoven. The Golden Calf for the Culture Award is granted by the board of the Foundation Netherlands Film Festival to a person or organisation that made an important contribution to the Dutch film culture.Doreen Boonekamp graduated fr...

Los Angeles Latino International Film Festival Unveils its 2009 Lineup

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The 13th Los Angeles Latino International Film Festival (LALIFF) will present the best of Latino filmmaking from October 11-16 at the Mann Chinese 6 Cinemas in Hollywood.Opening with Pedro Almodóvar's Broken Embraces, LALIFF's cinematic journey will continue with award-winning and sure to please films from emerging and established filmmakers from around the world including Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Denmark, Spain, United States, México, Panamá, Peru, Puerto Rico, Japan and ...

Hammerhead

Director: Sam Donovan.
Oddball Boris tries to reunite his parents on a shark-spotting trip off the North Yorkshire coast. Only, his biggest enemy is along for the ride… his mother’s girlfriend, Lilah. Only once Boris accepts Lilah can he unite his family in his own unique way, through his obsessive love of sharks.

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