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Interview With American Indie Filmmaker Scott Rosenbaum

As he packs his bags for the Czech Republic to attend the Opening Night Gala screening of his film THE PERFECT AGE OF ROCK N ROLL as the kick-off event for the 50th anniversary celebrations of the Zlin Film Festival on Monday evening, I had a chance to talk with the film's director Scott Rosenbaum about his American indie rock n roll drama. Rosenbaum, who also is serving on the jury for the Official Competition, is primed for his Zlin adventure. Sandy Mandelberger (SM): When did...

Global Film Village:Participating in Producer’s Network at 63rd Cannes

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photo by Marc Halperin by Marla Lewin There are many producers in the Producer’s Network this year who have made wonderful films out of England, the US, Germany, and South Africa. There is a comradery between those who are attending for several years and each year the level of work and production is evolving. There are new people to meet from China, Kurdistan, and old mates from Rio, Estonia, Scotland, and Italy.  There are funds available for international filmmakers to learn and ...

Krakow section of fest award winners

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The "Festival Awards Winners" includes films which have already managed to win audience`s hearts in Amsterdam, Leipzig or Jihlava and are presented for the first time to the Polish audience.50th Krakow Film Festival begins in two weeks: May 31st and June 6th.SIX WEEKS, dir. Marcin Janos Krawczyk, Poland 2009, 18’Six weeks – that much time is left for mothers to change their decision about giving a child to adoption. Meanwhile, newly born babies are taken to day care centres and wait for the ...

Krakow fest award winners

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SIX WEEKS, dir. Marcin Janos Krawczyk, Poland 2009, 18’Six weeks – that much time is left for mothers to change their decision about giving a child to adoption. Meanwhile, newly born babies are taken to day care centres and wait for the course of events. LAST TRAIN HOME, dir. Lixin Fan, Canada / China, 2009, 85’More than 130 mln Chinese people work far away from home. They come back once a year – to celebrate the Chinese New Year`s Day. Qin`s parents are among those who left their childr...

Participating in Producer's Network at 63rd Cannes

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There are many producers in the Producer's Network this year who have made wonderful films out of England, the US, Germany, and South Africa. There is a comradery between those who are attending for several years and each year the level of work and production is evolving. There are new people to meet from China, Kurdistan, and old mates from Rio, Estonia, Scotland, and Italy.  There are funds available for international filmmakers to learn and hone their skills.  Some of these films are sh...

focus on new French horror at the Haapsalu Horror & Fantasy Film Festival

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The fifth Haapsalu Horror & Fantasy Film Festival (HÕFF), to be held from 23-25 April at the Haapsalu Cultural Centre, will feature a total of 30 films from 15 countries, of which 19 are full-length features. This year's festival will focus on new French horror.   Estonia's only festival devoted to the fantasy, horror, science fiction and trash film genres will run from 23-25 April at Haapsalu, Estonia (http://www.haapsalu.ee/) - once a renown summer retreat of t...

East Silver titles throughout the world

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East Silver is not only a specialised market focused on central and eastern European countries, but also helps to promote high quality documentary films from those regions throughout the world. For that two unique tools were designed that runs during the year, East Silver Caravan and East Silver TV Focus. Caravan represents the best from the current East Silver Market catalogue. Special selection of films is submitted to various documentary film festivals for programme pre-selectio...

Tallinn Black Nights FF Winner Finds Distribution

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  (UNTITLED), the satire of the New York art world directed by Jonathan Parker, has secured distribution by Swedish sales company Nonstop Enterrtainment as a result of its win in the North American Independents competition at the Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival held this past December in Estonia. The film, which stars Adam Goldberg as an avant-garde musician who romances a gallerista who is involved with his successful painter brother, was one of ten American and Canadian films...

Haapsalu Horror & Fantasy Film Festival (HÕFF) will reawaken zombies

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This year's fifth annual Haapsalu Horror & Fantasy Film Festival (HÕFF) will reawaken zombies and feast on modern French horror. Estonia's only festival devoted to the fantasy, horror, science fiction and trash film genres will run from 23-25 April at Haapsalu, Estonia (http://www.haapsalu.ee/) - once a renown summer retreat of the Russian Czars, now a picturesque spa town infamous for healing mud treatments. The fifth HÕFF features the screening of over 19 full-length films from...

Rotterdam@BAM Brings Best of Fest to Brooklyn

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Rap music and urban renewal aren't the only things Brooklyn, New York, and the Dutch city of Rotterdam have in common. Both advance a version of the Rotterdam film festival.On March 3-9, 2010, a month after curtains closed at the 39th International Film Festival Rotterdam (January 27—February 7), the Brooklyn Academy of Music rolls out Rap music and urban renewal aren't the only things Brooklyn, New York, and the Dutch city of Rotterdam have in common. Both advance a version of the Rotterdam f...

When we leave (DIE FREMDE) is handed the Europa Cinemas Label Award in Berlin

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Live from Berlin: Feo Aladag's WHEN WE LEAVE (DIE FREMDE) from Germany has been awarded the Europa Cinemas Label as Best European Film in the Panorama section of the 60th. Berlinale, it was announced today by a jury of four exhibitors - the seventh year the Label has been awarded in the section.   WHEN WE LEAVE (DIE FREMDE) will now receive the support of the Europa Cinemas exhibitors who commit themselves to extend the length of its run on screen and additional promotion across...

Rotterdam announces 2010 Competition lineup

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Fifteen films have been selected for IFFR's VPRO Tiger Awards Competition 2010. The lineup, like always comprising first or second feature films concurring for three equal top prizes of each 15,000 euro, includes five world premieres. For the first time the Rotterdam festival welcomes films for its main competition from Costa Rica and Georgia. Four competing films have been supported by Rotterdam’s Hubert Bals Fund. Berlin-based sales agent Films Boutique has picked up world sales for competit...

Over 200 short films line up for Rotterdam

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39th International Film Festival Rotterdam: 27 January - 7 February 2010 Competition and Jury To raise the profile of short films as a highly influential form of art but also a the realm in which cinema has been both democratized and popularized by the online and digital developments, the International Film Festival Rotterdam founded its Competition for short films in 2005. This edition, thirty-one films of up to sixty minutes in length will be presented to the international jury consisti...

SUPER COW

Director: Lucienne Lanaz.
La vache, die Kuh, the cow, fermer la porte, die Türe zu, close the door. You certainly have never seen cows that way before.

A Strong Showing For Baltic Cinema

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  DISCO AND THE ATOMIC WAR (Jaak Kilmi, Estonia)  One of the key purposes of POFF, the Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival is the presentation of local Estonian and Baltic production to the international press and industry and, of course, for the public. Nine films in all were featured in the Tridens Baltic Feature Film Competition, with a strong showing from Estonia (by far the most prolific Baltic film industry) and representation from Lithuania and Latvia. As Festival Direct...

Exhibitions in Tallinn Fest

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          Forsaken - Images documenting the realities of life for Afghan women   Movie Theatre ARTIS, Solaris center, Estonia pst. 9, Tallinn Nov 30 - Dec 13, 2009, Mon-Sun 10:00-21:00, free admission The exhibition is organised by the office of the Embassy of Canada to Estonia in Tallinn. In March 2004 when award-winning photographer Lana Šlezic´ went on assignment to Afghanistan from her native Canada, she never dr...

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...

A Cast of Characters In Amsterdam

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  While Amsterdam certainly boasts its own unique cast of characters that one can observe on the streets, in the stores and the coffee shops, some of the most intriguing people I met during my stay at IDFA were on the film screen. When you immerse yourself in as many films as I did (an average of four per day), one comes away with a contact high from the encounters with unique individuals with unique stories and circumstances that stay with you (with me, at least). And while I am already...

Cast of Characters In Amsterdam

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While Amsterdam certainly boasts its own unique cast of characters that one can observe on the streets, in the stores and the coffee shops, some of the most intriguing people I met during my stay at IDFA were on the film screen. When you immerse yourself in as many films as I did (an average of four per day), one comes away with a contact high from the encounters with unique individuals with unique stories and circumstances that stay with you (with me, at least). And while I am already at a new ...

PÖFF celebrating its dirty dozen!

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PÖFF's main programme comprises 220 feature films from 74 countries. The international competition programme EurAsia, held for the sixth year, features 20 films from Europe and Asia. The Tridens Baltic feature film competition, held for the second time, presents 9 feature films from Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania. This year PÖFF also introduces the North-American independent film competition programme, comprising 10 films from the United States and Canada, many of which are premieres for Europe...

All Eyes Turn To Tallinn

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  In the year-round film festival circuit, a roundelay of more than 2000 individual film events held in almost every corner of the globe, one moves as if part of a gypsy caravan, lingering in one place before taking up stakes for the next location. For me, it is a lateral move across Europe from Amsterdam, where I have been attending the IDFA International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam to Tallinn, the capital of Estonia, and the host of the 13th annual POFF, Tallinn Black Nights F...

All Eyes Turn To Tallinn

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In the year-round film festival circuit, a roundelay of more than 4 000 (as in this website's festival directory) individual film events held in almost every corner of the globe, one moves as if part of a gypsy caravan, lingering in one place before taking up stakes for the next location. For me, it is a lateral move across Europe from Amsterdam, where I have been attending the IDFA International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam to Tallinn, the capital of Estonia, and the host of the 13th ann...

Soundtracck: European Film Music Prizes to Felix Rösch (Germany) und Philip Specht (Germany)

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A highlight of SoundTrack_Cologne 6.0, the Cologne Congress for Music and Sound in Film and Media, was the prize-giving ceremony on Saturday, 21st of November 2009. There were prizes for melodious TV music, for Rising Stars, and one for a legend: Irmin Schmidt was, for his life's work, awarded the SoundTrack_Cologne Lifetime Achievement Award. In the context of the competition of SoundTrack_Cologne, the European Film Music Prize "New Sound in European Film" was awarded for...

Tallinn Black Nights Festival revealed the international competition programmes

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13th Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival (PÖFF 26 november, 6 December) announced the competition programme. The festival will open with the American indie hit (500) DAYS OF SUMMER EurAsia competition programme which takes place sixth year presents 21 movies. Official competition programme EurAsia:   MOON / Dir: Duncan Jones / Great Britain NEM VAGYOK A BARATOD / I AM NOT YOUR FRIEND / Dir: György Palfi / Hungary ENTER THE VOID / Dir:...

Tallinn Black Nights Fest announced the international competition programmes

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13th Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival (PÖFF) announced the competition programme. Black Nights Film Festival main programme (27 November - 6 December) - International competition programme EurAsia and Tridens Baltic feature film competition. Informative side programmes include fiction and documentary features from previous 2 years, retrospective of a filmmaker, genre or studio, and focus on a country.Tallinn is the capital of Estonia. Tallinn is situated on the southern coast of the Gulf of F...
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