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Asian films and Nordic actors win in Tallinn Black Nights

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9th Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival that finished on Sunday was a feast for Asian films as two of the jury's main prizes went to the works from this region. At festival closing ceremony on the 10 December the Grand Prix of competition programme EurAsia was handed to the Chinese film "Shanghai Dreams"(dir. Wang Xiaoshuai), Hou Shiao-shien from Taiwan received the award for best director for his epic "Three Times". The Audience Award went to Asia as well - Kim Ki-duk won Estonian viewers’ fav...

European Film Promotion receives Media support for film sales

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By awarding 400.000 Euros to European Film Promotion s initiative Film Sales Support (FSS) for 2006, the European Commission s Media Programme has highlighted the significance of promoting and marketing European films outside of Europe. Entering its third year in January, FSS supports European sales agents and producers in their endeavour to market and propel cultural diversity of European cinema on selected international film festivals in Latin America, East Asia, Canada and the US. The generou...

Festival on wheels: 11th Festival of European Films

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11th Festival of European Films11 november - 2 december 2005festival on wheels: ankara, bursa, izmir, kars europe europeThe Festival of European Films on Wheels presents, as usual, feature films produced in 2004-2005 from all around Europe to the viewers under the tile of Europe Europe. This section consisting of films selecting from a wide spectrum of productions from Danemark to Hungary brings together films of both directors already included in previous years' programs and promising talents. ...

CentEast - Warsaw Screenings of Central and Eastern European films

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CentEast - Warsaw Screenings of Central and Eastern European films October 12 - 15, 2005 The first edition of the regional film market CentEast - Warsaw Screenings will be held on October 12-15 in Warsaw. The main objective of the market is to increase interest in Central and Eastern European films among professionals.The market will be attended by more than one hundred professionals from 24 countries: Argentina, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Estonia, France, Georgi...

EFP at the Pusan International Film Festival

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European Film Promotion brings a strong delegation to Pusan Celebrating the 10th edition of Asia’s leading Film Festival: Pusan International Film Festival (PIFF, 6 – 14 October 2005)With a delegation of 30 European actors, directors and producers from 13 different countries European Film Promotion (EFP) will be in South Korea in October to celebrate the 10th edition of the Pusan International Film Festival (PIFF, 6 – 14 October 2005). This diverse and talented group of young, up-and-comi...

Cross-border cooperation: Producers on the move (go to Cannes)

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19 PRODUCERS ON THE MOVE 2005 selected forCannes International Film Festival (11 – 22 May 2005)Their first co-production “School’s Out” (directed by Miguel Martí) is already in the can: the producers Pandora Da Cunha Telles (Animatógrafo 2) from Portugal and Pedro Uriol (Morena Films) from Spain got talking at PRODUCERS ON THE MOVE 2004 in Cannes. A little bit later they had already settled on the basis for this joint project. European Film Promotion (EFP) launched the initiative PRODU...

Reaping the bonus harvest on Getaway dayin Berlin

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REAPING THE BONUS HARVEST ON "GETAWAY DAY" IN BERLINAlthough the festival officially ended on Saturday with the distribution of the Golden and Silver Bear awards, the real "getaway day" was Sunday, with a full schedule of repeat screenings at all festival venues for the benefit of fans and professionals who were unable to get around to all the films they needed to see in the hectic ten days preceding. Without the distraction of press conferences, cocktail receptions and other side-bar events to...

Berlin Forum Focuses on Innovative Debuts

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Pop Art and Politics – the Forum Focuses on Innovative DebutsThe program of the 35th International Forum of New Cinema presents itself in leaner, rejuvenated form. Reducing the selection of films by more than a quarter in comparison with earlier years focuses the gaze on essentials: an innovative, global filmmaking eager to experiment and take unconventional paths outside the mainstream. The program, consisting of 39 feature and documentary films, including 16 debut works, is presenting 24 wor...

Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival awards

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47 575 viewers attended the 8th Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival that ended last Sunday.The Black Nights Film Festival (BNFF) with its 3 sub-festivals (Sleepwalkers’ Student Film Festival, Children and Youth Film Festival “Just Film” and Animation film festival “Animated Dreams”) showed altogether 553 films in 563 screenings. The festival took place in 4 towns (besides Tallinn and Tartu selected programmes were presented in Viljandi and Pärnu too), in 21 cinema theatres.This year th...

Cottbus awards night

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Prize-giving at the 14th FilmFestival Cotttbus ­ Main Prize for SCHIZO(SCHIZA)The 14th FilmFestival Cottbus - Festival of East European Cinema came to a close today with the gala prize-giving ceremony in the festival centre at the Stadthalle. The Minister of Economics of the State of Brandenburg, Ulrich Junghanns, presented the "LUBINA" prize sculpture, which was newly created last year, to the winners of the main prizes in the Feature Film Competition. The International Jury did not have an ea...

Chicago Children's Fest awards

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Films Celebrating Friendship, Family and Tolerance Win Top Honorsat the 21st Chicago International Children’s Film Festival. The Chicago International Children’s Film Festival’s closing night awards ceremony, sponsored by American Airlines, was held Sunday, October 31st at the Vittum Theater, 1012 North Noble Street. “Fresh Prince of Bel-Air” star James Avery hosted the gala as hundreds of movie lovers gathered to celebrate the most popular films of the festival.The most anticipated a...

A View from the London bridge: Europe

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The Times bfi 48th London Film FestivaLOctober 20 to November 4Cinema Europa listingThe 7th Day (Spain, 2003) Two internationally renowned European talents, director Carlos Saura and writer Ray Loriga, collaborate on a powerful drama of love and revenge.Aaltra (Belgium, 2004) Shot in beautiful black and white CinemaScope, Aaltra is deliciously mordant black comedy and the ultimate wheelchair road movie.Aftermath (Denmark, 2004) Poignant and intense study of grief, the story of a young profession...

Netherlands fest focuses on new european members

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The Netherlands Film Festival takes place from 22 September to 1 October 2004 in Utrecht, The Netherlands. 17th Holland Film Meeting during the Netherlands Film Festival announcement Variety Cinema Militans Lecturer, selected film projects Netherlands Production Platform and showcase West Sees EasWest Sees EastWithin the context of the accession of a number of new countries to the European Union, the Netherlands Film Festival is presenting a film programme comprising seven recent feature films f...

Parker and Moscow jury award

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The Best Director PrizeThe Silver St George to the 26th MIFF Best Director was handed by Boris Akunin, an author, a member of the Grand Jury. And it went to Dmintry Meskhiyev, Russia, who managed to make the viewer feel ” the time shrink, pulsate and practically melt” when watching his film “Us”. Silver St George Special Jury PrizeSpecial Silver St George winner was announced by Armen Medvedev, member of the Grand Jury, producer, film historian. The Prize for a film that could “show t...

Mifed market calling for emerging talent

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II EMERGING EUROPEAN FILMMAKERS 71st MIFED (Oct. 12 – 16, 2004)On the occasion of 71st MIFED, the Mercato Internazionale del Cinema e del Multimediale [International Cinema and Multimedia Market], which will take place in Milan from the 12th to the 16th October 2004, the Ministero per I Beni e le Attività Culturali [Ministry of Cultural Property], the Fondazione Centro Sperimentale di Cinematografia [National Film School] and Audiovisual Industry Promotion-MIFED are promoting the second edit...

Taormina opens with the 50th anniversary ceremonies

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Happy Birthday to you, Taormina. The oldest Italian internatiomal film festival, celebrates its 50th anniversary, Launched in 1954 when Taormina, Sicily, was the preferred resort of the Hollywoodian stars, At that post war time, Sicily development was a step behind (still a bit behind today), the institution of an international event was meant to promote its great touristic resources. The Italian island has given much to this Festival, the Festival did too. The "partnership" has led today to one...

MIFF Moscow line up announces an open competition

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The 26th MIFF Competition Films program will include: ANGULIMALADirector: Sutape Tunnirut, Thailand, 2003Cast: Nopachai Jayanama, Stella Malucchi, John Rattanaveroj, Caterina Grosse A parable based on the code of Buddhist morality. The story allegedly happened in India more than 2,500 years ago. Ahimsaka was born of Brahmin parents, the social group of high virtue in the Hindu caste system. Despite his noble birth, Ahimsaka was predestined to become a murderous bandit killing those people to who...

Brussels Festival of European Film - Programme

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"Relaunched last year with a new crew and new objectives, the Festival continues with its new formula that discovers new European talent from the 45 countries of the Council of Europe. The programme will therefore be made up exclusively of the first and second works of European filmmakers, but across all the genres.English decadence, irreverent Belgian humour, French transsexuals, intellectual Spanish directors, almost silent but moving cinema from Italy. This is what we will find in the selecti...

Stuttgart Festival of Animated Film awards

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The 12th Stuttgart International Festival of Animated Film 2004 (1st – 6th April) has broken the attendance record of the last Festival: the organizers expect the number of visitors to total over 40,000. The evening events were completely sold out and even the repeat screenings of the competition programmes were all very full.500 films were screened at four venues (Alte Reithalle, Atelier im Bollwerk, Treffpunkt Rotebühlplatz and KOKI im Filmhaus) over the six days. At the centre of the world...

Stuggart gets animated early April

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12th Stuttgart International Festival of Animated FilmFrom 1st – 6th April 2004 Stuttgart will once again be the Mecca of animated film. The International Festival of Animated Film, which was founded in 1982, is now entering its twelfth year. With over 40,000 visitors, the world’s second largest festival for animated film is the most important event of its kindin Germany.Over 1,200 film entries means that a new record has been set compared with the last Festival (932 entries). Concentrated a...

Fipresci awards in Thessaloniki and Manheim-Heidelberg

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At the Mannheim-Heidelberg International Film Festival (Germany, November 20-29, 2003) The Prize of the International Critics has been awarded to "The Arm of Jesus" (De arm van Jezus) by André van der Hout (The Netherlands) "For its visually and intellectually multilayered and also humorous and musical representation of an existential search." Special mention: "Saturday" (Sábado) by Matías Bize (Chile) "For its innova...
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