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The Ingmar Bergman International Debut Award – the nominees are…

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The Ingmar Bergman International Debut Award is the film award which is discovering new talent. The award was inaugurated during the Göteborg International Film Festival 2007 and the winner was Andrea Arnold for Red Road. Now the time has come to discover a brand new director. Ingmar Bergman was the honourary president of the Göteborg International Film Festival during 1994-2007 and blessed the festival’s Bergman award with the words ”The award is a way of encouraging young filmmakers to d...

The Ingmar Bergman International Debut Award Nominees

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The Ingmar Bergman International Debut Award is the film award which is discovering new talent. The award was inaugurated during the Göteborg International Film Festival 2007 and the winner was Andrea Arnold for Red Road. Now the time has come to discover a brand new director. Ingmar Bergman was the honourary president of the Göteborg International Film Festival during 1994-2007 and blessed the festival’s Bergman award with the words ”The award is a way of encouraging young filmmakers to d...

Punto de Vista 2008 has doubled docu entries

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INTERNATIONAL DOCUMENTARY FILM FESTIVAL OF NAVARRA - PUNTO DE VISTAFebruary 15 - 23, 2008The Official Section of Punto de Vista has received 804 entries from 70 countries preparing for its best edition ever next February.The number of participants for the festival (a client of filmfestivals.com Bulletin Board Service) doubles last year´s figureA total of 804 films are to take part in the selection process for the Documentary Film Festival Punto de Vista, to be held in Pamplona for the fourth ti...

3rd CentEast Market Warsaw

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We are pleased to inform you about the selection of films and projects that will be presented at the 3rd CentEast Market Warsaw. CentEast Market Warsaw will be held October 17-21, 2007 and is organised by the Warsaw Film Foundation. The Sponsors and Partners are: MEDIA Programme of the European Union, Nescafé, Film Finders – A Division of Withoutabox, Hotel Sofitel Victoria, Twins, British Airways, BenQ, and MEDIA Desk Poland. The event is supported by Polish Film Institute and Polish Ministr...

Nordic Shorts: New Short Films from Finland in NY

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Nordic Shorts will screen in NY on thursday, October 18, 6:30 pm at Scandinavia House2007—For years, Nordic short films have been presented at major film festivals around the world, regularly winning top international prizes. This fall Scandinavia House (58 Park Avenue between 37th & 38th Streets) presents the Nordic Shorts series, a wide-ranging survey spanning many styles and genres that introduces some of the finest new shorts by the next generation of Nordic filmmakers. The series begins w...

Tricks wins Europa Cinemas Label in Venice

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7 September 2007: Polish director Andrzej Jakimowski’s TRICKS (Sztuczki) has won the Europa Cinemas Label as Best European film in the Giornate degli Autori/Venice Days section, it was announced today by a jury of four Europa Cinemas exhibitors. The Label will be awarded tomorrow.This marks the fourth year that the Europa Cinemas Label has been awarded at Venice, and complements the Labels awarded at the Panorama section in Berlin, the Quinzaine des Réalisateurs in Cannes and Karlovy Vary.TRI...

Europa Cinema label travels to Venice

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Further supporting its ongoing campaign to promote European films, Europa Cinemas will return once again to this year's Venice Film Festival, awarding its Label prize to the best European film in the Giornate degli Autori/Venice Days section (August 30 to September 8).This marks the fourth year that the Europa Cinemas Label will be awarded at Venice, and complements the Labels awarded at the Panorama section in Berlin, The Quinzaine des Réalisateurs in Cannes and Karlovy Vary.A jury of four Eur...

EFP’s Producers on the Move programme for Cannes 2007

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21 highly promising producers from all over Europe participated in EFP’s PRODUCERS ON THE MOVE programme 2007 (May 20th – 21st) during the Cannes International Film Festival. For the eighth year now, European Film Promotion (EFP) supported selected producers in their international networking through this EU MEDIA Programme-supported initiative.EFP offered this group of young European producers a comprehensive platform, providing them and their productions with international attention via a p...

Mediasalles in Cannes released it annual study on European cinema attendance (+3.5%)

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Updated information on cinema-going in Europe in 2006 in the MEDIA Salles Newsletter “European Cinema Journal” no. 2/2007 (attached), presented during the Cannes Film Festival on 21 May. At the MEDIA Salles “happy hour”, the traditional gathering for cinema professionals and journalists. The President of the Association, Jens Rykær, commented: “We are happy that 2006 has seen an increase in audiences in European cinemas and that in several countries Europe’s films have obtained sign...

Updated figures on cinema-going in Europe 2006 reveal a positive trend

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Updated figures on cinema-going in 2006 reveal a positive trend: audiences grow by 3.5% in the European UnionUpdated information on cinema-going in Europe in 2006 in the MEDIA Salles Newsletter “European Cinema Journal” no. 2/2007 (attached), presented during the Cannes Film Festival on 21 May. At the MEDIA Salles “happy hour”, the traditional gathering for cinema professionals and journalists. The President of the Association, Jens Rykær, commented: “We are happy that 2006 has seen a...

PRODUCERS ON THE MOVE 2007 at the Cannes International Film Festival

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21 highly promising producers from all over Europe participated in EFP’s PRODUCERS ON THE MOVE programme 2007 (May 20th – 21st) during the Cannes International Film Festival. For the eighth year now, European Film Promotion (EFP) supported selected producers in their international networking through this EU MEDIA Programme-supported initiative.  EFP offered this group of young European producers a comprehensive platform, providing them and their productions with international attention via ...

47th Krakow Film Festival line up

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46 films in the international competition of 47th Krakow Film FestivalWe have a pleasure to announce the list of films accepted to the competition run of the 47th Krakow Film Festival which will be held from 31st May to 5th June. Members of the Selection Committee, who have just finished their work, had a very difficult task as this year over 2260 films have been submitted to the Festival. Shorts of any genre were send mostly from Great Britain, Germany, United States, France and Russia, however...

Estonian Black Nights Fest:

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2nd Horror and Fantasy Film Festival to be held in the Estonian resort town of Haapsalu from 22 - 25 March.Haapsalu will be overrun by nearly 20 acclaimed fantasy and horror films from all over the world. Hosted by a community that is itself home to a legendary ghostly apparition – the White Lady – the 2nd Haapsalu Horror and Fantasy Film Festival is organised in cooperation with the town of Haapsalu, Black Nights Film festival and Haapsalu Culture Centre."The boundaries between fantasy and ...

Media Salles announced in Berlin their conclusions on trends in cinema attendance in Europe

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A better year, but not for everyone. Following a 2005 marked by a minus sign almost everywhere, the year that has just ended has represented a breath of fresh air for European cinema exhibition in general. This is what is revealed by MEDIA Salles, anticipating to the Berlin Festival the publication of figures on cinema-going in Europe in 2006, included in the “final 2006” edition of the European Yearbook, which is being presented today, 15 February, during the traditional “Italian Breakfa...

Cinema-going in Europe: an increase in admissions in 2006 but not everywhere.

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A better year, but not for everyone. Following a 2005 marked by a minus sign almost everywhere, the year that has just ended has represented a breath of fresh air for European cinema exhibition in general.This is what is revealed by MEDIA Salles, anticipating to the Berlin Festival the publication of figures on cinema-going in Europe in 2006, included in the “final 2006” edition of the European Yearbook, which is being presented today, 15 February, during the traditional “Italian Breakfast...

Helsinki is hit by documentary fever: DocPoint’s Finnish Selection Published

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The 6th edition of DocPoint Helsinki Documentary Film Festival takes place in 24-28th of January 2007. Accreditation for the festival has started on the festival’s website The jury of DocPoint’s domestic programme has made its selection. This year’s jury included DocPoint’s artistic director Kristina Schulgin, journalist and director Reijo Nikkilä, director Pia Andell, author Sofi Oksanen and member of Finnish parliament Ilkka Taipale. Films selected for DocPoint’s New Finnish Docume...

DocPoint’s Finnish Selection Published

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The 6th edition of DocPoint Helsinki Documentary Film Festival takes place in 24-28th of January 2007. Accreditation for the festival has started on the festival’s websiteThe jury of DocPoint’s domestic programme has made its selection. This year’s jury included DocPoint’s artistic director Kristina Schulgin, journalist and director Reijo Nikkilä, director Pia Andell, author Sofi Oksanen and member of Finnish parliament Ilkka Taipale.Films selected for DocPoint’s New Finnish Documenta...

Student Films at the 2006 Munich Filmschoolfest

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The Best Student Films at the 2006 Munich Filmschoolfest From November 19 - 25, the Munich International Festival of Film Schools will be a forum for film students from around the world for the 26th time. It has long been the most important student festival of its kind, in which the public can get a glimpse of the cinema of the future and check out the latest worldwide trends. In Munich's Film Museum, we will be screening 65 theatrical shorts, animation films and documentaries from 42 film schoo...

My First Movies" Screenings Expand at Kidsfest

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With its 2006 schedule, Chicago International Children’s Film Festival expands its enormously popular “My First Movies” screenings, where interactive movie watching is encouraged! This series of programs is created especially for young audiences, ages 2-5 and 4-6, and consists of positive, age-appropriate films that have been specially approved for young children by Facets Artistic Director and the Festival’s Program Director. The CICFF will extend their “My First Movies” interactive...

DOK Leipzig Competition Programmes

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- International Competition Documentary Film | Traditions, Families, Political IssuesA total of 19 films from 15 countries have made it into this year’s International Competition Documentary Film. Productions come also from countries rather exceptional for documentary film-making, such as Myanmar or Thailand ("Buddha's Lost Children", "The Longest Day"). Just as in 2005, the selection committee for the category documentary film was made up of festival director Claas Danielsen, film-maker Matt...

Toronto Opens with The Journals of Knud Rasmussen

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Toronto Opens 2006 Festival with World Premiere of “The Journals of Knud Rasmussen”The largest and one of the most respected Film Festivals in the world will open its doors to the public with Zacharias Kunuk and Norman Cohn's “The Journals of Knud Rasmussen". Their last film "Atanarjuat (The Fast Runner),” had won the Camera D'or in Cannes and then the prize for best Canadian film here in Toronto in 2001. Festival Co-Director Noah Cowan felt that this was one of the most important film...

123 films from Europe will play in Toronto

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European Film Promotion (EFP) with support from the European Union's MEDIA Programme, will be present for the tenth year at the Toronto International Film Festival (September 7 - 16) where a record number of 123 feature films and documentaries will be screened from twenty-three of EFP’s twenty-seven member countries. Among the films receiving World Premieres are six from France including Anne Fontaine’s Nouvelle chance and Jean-Marc Barr and Pascal Arnold’s One to Another, four from Britis...

“Devil’s Miner” wins Estonian People’s Award at Pärnu

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“Devil’s Miner” wins Estonian People’s Award at PärnuBest Film prize goes to “Before Flying Back to Earth”The Devil’s Miner, directed by Richard Ladkani and Kief Davidson, beat off stiff competition from seven other entrants to win top prize at Estonia’s Pärnu International Documentary Film Festival last night (July 16,2006).The 20th edition of the festival, which is held in the country’s delightful summer capital some 130 kilometres south of the administrative capital Tallin...

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 ...

Mar del Plata kicks off its 21st edition

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MAR DEL PLATA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (March 9-19th)The 21st edition of the Mar del Plata International Film Festival will have as special guest Juliette Binoche and Abel Ferrara. Other important guest that will be present in the festival are Jesús Aranda, Ventura Pons, Patricia Reyes Espíndola, Susan Sarandon, Tim Robbins, Michael Winterbottom, Radaman Suleman, Charles McDougall and Paul Morrisey. Some of they will dictate Master Classes that will take place at the Salon Versalles. The fe...
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