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Questions and Answers with Thierry Frémaux Cannes Festival Managing Director and Artistic Director.Cannes May 11-21, 2005 - What makes up the Official Selection?As it does every year, the Official Selection of the Festival de Cannes 2005 comprises the Compétition, Un Certain Regard, Hors Compétition screenings, special screenings and midnight screenings. It also offers a short film competition and a film school competition (Cinéfondation). Cannes Classics is a selection of heritage films, sh...

Aspen Shortsfest announces winners

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INTERNATIONAL VOICES CELEBRATED AS ASPEN SHORTSFEST 2005 ANNOUNCES COMPETITION WINNERS An Iraqi boatman, a precocious seven-year old smoker, and a sleepy head were among the winners of the 14th annual Aspen Shortsfest 2005 international short film and video competition when the awards were announced Sunday, April 10. In prefacing the jury?s decisions, jury member Alexander Payne (Sideways) said: "It's unfair to judge a festival this good. It was a constant Sophie's Choice. We were only unanimous...

fmx/05 - The Program is set

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fmx/05: 10th International Conference on Animation, Effects, Realtime, and Content April 27th to April 30th , 2005 / Stuttgart, Haus der Wirtschaft A wealth of interesting contributions: one month before the event, you'd have to use a magnifying lens to find open slots in the agenda. In time for fmx's 10 th birthday, the crème de la crème of the animation and effects industry will be converging on Stuttgart for the most important forum for animation, visual effects and digital content in Ger...

Mipdoc e-screenings go digital (server technology)

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MIPDOC 2005 9-10 April Noga Hilton : MIPDOC 100% Digital Screening, 100% Digital ServicingThis year, MIPDOC participants will enjoy an entirely digital video library as well as fully digital servicing. Buyers connected to the network will be able to request programmes from connected distributors directly from the MIPDOC screening interface. Once each request is validated, the programme will be digitally delivered to the buyer's desktop within minutes.The digital screenings system service is prov...

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...

Mar del Plata festival film reviews

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REVIEW OF THE OFFICIAL SECTION IN COMPETITION"The Three Rooms of the Melancholia" directed by Pirjo Honkasalo.This year diverse proposals in the official section in competition have appeared, among them stands out: The Three Rooms of the Melancholia directed by Pirjo Honkasalo, from Helsinki. Pirjo stands out as an excellent documentalist what is demonstrated in his film. The Three Roms of the Melancholia is a different documentary about the war between Chechen and Russians. The first room shows...

What 's cooking for Palm Beach fest: When Do We Eat?” opener

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World Premiere of “When Do We Eat?” opens the fest U.S. Premiere of “Checking Out” to closeOver 150 films headline fest with 11 World PremieresOver a 150 diverse films will screen at the Palm Beach International Film Festival event, including features, documentaries and shorts. The eight-day Fest will introduce 11 world premieres, 6 U.S. premieres and 43 Florida premieres, including 30 international films.“This is an exciting year for us--we have reached the milestone of our 10th anni...

Cleveland fest attracted 43 000

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HIGHLIGHTS FROM THE 29th CLEVELAND INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (CIFF)MARCH 10-20, 2005Attendance of 43,000 (almost a 10% increase over last year)Biggest Sunday, Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday attendance ever.Biggest single attendance ever on Saturday, March 19th – 5,584 breaking the record of 5,281 on the second Saturday in 2001 (the 25th anniversary).28 sold-out screenings105 feature films80 short subjects 50 countries of origin65 visiting filmmakers and other guests from around the worldOver ...

Bermuda Fest in action, opens with The Upside of Anger

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BERMUDA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL ANNOUNCES 2005 LINEUP“THE UPSIDE OF ANGER” and “MAD HOT BALLROOM” OPEN and CLOSE MICHAEL WINTERBOTTOM TO BE “FILMAKER IN FOCUS” Showcasing a film line-up as rich and eclectic as the culture of the island itself, the Bermuda International Film Festival will welcome visitors for the 8th annual Fest, March 18-24. . The Bermuda International Film Festival invites influences from around the world with films that will compete for Best Feature from the ...

Mar del Plata opening ambiance

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MAR DEL PLATA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (IMF)OPENING NIGHTThe 20th edition of the Mar del Plata International Film Festival (MIFF) started with guests walking a blue carpet, because the traditionally red carpet changed its colour according to the artistic desing of the fest organizers. It's colour, like other elements, represents the image of Mar del Plata Film Festival. This proposal has already showed at the last edition, when the name of the prize (OMBU in that moment) was changed for ASTOR...

Tribeca Competitive Slate Includes 10 World Premieres

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Competitive Slate Includes 10 World Premieres, Four International Premieres, 14North American Premieres and Four U.S. PremieresNew York, NY [March 9, 2005] –Tribeca Film Festival founders Robert De Niro, Jane Rosenthal and Craig Hatkoff today joined Peter Scarlet, Executive Director, in announcing feature films in narrative and documentary categories to be presented in competition at the 2005 Tribeca Film Festival, presented by American Express. There will also be feature competitions in the N...

Films competing for Mar del Plata Festival Astor awards

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THE 20TH EDITION OF THE MAR DEL PLATA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL WILL BE HELD ON MARCH 10-20 2005Last year the festival organizers sought to give the event a closer identification with the city and decided to rename the awards Astor, in honour of Mar del Plata's most famous citizen. This year the emphasis is on image, so a new logo has been adopted. It combines two basic elements intended to represent our city and country internationally: the sea lion, a symbol of the city, is framed by moving ...

Belize International Film Festival program

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Belize International Film Festival 2005 Releases Names of Selected FilmsAfter teasing local movie buffs for the past week with the announcement of the historic docu-drama Guiana 1838 as it's Opening film, organizers of the Belize International Film Festival have finally released the names of the films selected to participate in the Third Edition of the Festival set for Feb. 21 - 28, 2005 at the Bliss Center for Performing Arts in Belize City.Thirty three (33) films from four different categories...

Berlin Golden Bear to U Carmen and awards Sophie Scholl

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The members of the International Jury at the Berlinale:Roland Emmerich (Jury President, Germany)Ingeborga Dapkunaite (Lithuania)Bai Ling (China)Franka Potente (Germany)Wouter Barendrecht (Netherlands)Nino Cerruti (Italy)Andrei Kurkov (Ukraine), The jury hawe awarded the following prizes for feature films screened in the Competition:The Golden Bear goes to: U-CARMEN eKHAYELITSHA by Marc Dornford-MayThe Jury Grand Prix - Silver Bear to KONG QUE | Peacock by Gu ChangweiThe Silver Bear for Best Dire...

Berlin Panorama celebrates 20 years

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PANORAMA CELEBRATES TWENTY YEARSThe Panorama section of the Berlin Film Festival is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year, continuing a tradition of bringing the work of innovative and original artists to the international arena.The Panorama’s “patron saint” is its founder, Manfred Salzgeber, a theater owner and arthouse distributor, who almost single handedly created the underground film aesthetic in Berlin, and was influential in the spread of these unique films to countries all ove...

Tango & Tapas closing for Miami with

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Throughout its 22-year history, the Miami International Film Festival has earned a position as a major US film festival, launching to national prominence such filmmakers as Pedro Almodóvar, Lasse Hallstrom, Fernando Trueba, and Atom Egoyan. Under the leadership of Nicole Guillemet, former co-director of Sundance Film Festival, more than 150 filmmakers, producers, and talent from around the world attended the 2004 Film Festival to introduce their work to industry professionals and Miami audience...

358 000 visitors to Rotterdam Festival

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34th International Film Festival RotterdamJanuary 26 - February 6, 2005Ghobadi's TURTLES CAN FLY grabs Tiscali Audience AwardThe International Film Festival Rotterdam 2005 concludes February 6, 2005 with a slightly increased attendance of 358.000 visits to its films, exhibitions, debates, talk shows and other festival events. The IFFR welcomed more (inter)national festival guests, reaching a number of 2,586. During the festival the Russian, Southeast Asian and Iraqi films and their filmmakers we...

VPRO Tiger awards granted to first or second filmmakers

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During the IFFR 2005 Awards Ceremony on Friday, February 4, 2005 in Concert and Congress Centre 'de Doelen' in Rotterdam, the winning films of the 34th International Film Festival Rotterdam were announced. The three VPRO Tiger Awards were granted to Nemmeno il Destino (Changing Destiny) by Daniele Gaglianone from Italy, El Ciero Gira (The Sky Turns) by Mercedes Alvarez from Spain and the Hubert Bals Fund supported 4 by Ilya Khrzhanovsky from Russia. VPRO Tiger Awards Fourteen films by first or s...

Cinemart projects awarded at the Rotterdam market closing

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34th International Film Festival Rotterdam26 January - 6 February 2005During the CineMart 2005 Closing Night Party, Wednesday February 2, 2005 in the Rotterdam 'Schiecentrale', the first Arte France Cinema Awards went to CineMart 2005 Projects FIVE WORLDS and DARATT (DRY SEASON) and the fifth Prince Claus Fund Film Grant was awarded to CineMart 2005 Project HAMACA PARAGUAYA.Forty-seven film projects have been selected for the 22nd CineMart, the first and largest co-production market worldwide, h...

European Film Market 2005

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The central event for the film industry at the Berlin International Film Festival is the European Film Market with its close ties to the other sections and events of the festival.Many films screening in the Competition, Panorama or Forum are also showcased at the European Film Market. Or, conversely: many films from the European Film Market attract large audiences and the media’s heightened attention in the Competition, Panorama and Forum.A new element of the European Film Market is the Berlin...

Architecture on Film Features at Adelaide Film Fest

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The 2005 Adelaide Film Festival has announced the inclusion of a major new programming strand to examine architecture and the built environment.Entitled Architecture and Film, the strand will run from 24 February to 3 March and has been made possible through funding from the Department of Environment and Heritage. The program includes features, documentaries and short films from around the world and a FREE public forum conducted by Stephen Loo, Director of the Architecture Program of the Univers...

Entertainment Law Institute Global Film Conference in New Orleans

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On March 10 and 11, 2005, The Louisiana State Bar Association’s Art Entertainment & Sports Law Section, together with the Motion Picture Association of America, will co-host the one and a half-day Louisiana Entertainment Law Institute Global Film Conference in New Orleans, Louisiana, at the host hotel, the Bourbon Orleans, A Wyndham Historic Hotel.John Malcolm, MPAA Senior Vice-President and Director of Worldwide Anti-Piracy Operations, will give the Keynote Host Presentation in a Plenary Sess...

European Youth Film Festival of Flanders

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17th edition of the European Youth Film Festival of Flanders. From February 6th until February 13th, various screenings will take place in Antwerp and Bruges.The programme consists of the following:Feature films in Competition:*Immediate Boarding, Ella Lemhagen, Sweden, 2003*Villa Henriette, Peter Payer, Austria, 2004*Malabar Princess, Gilles Legrand, France, 2003*The Colour of Milk, Torun Lian, Norway, 2004*Fia!, Elsa Kvamme, Norway, 2003*Nasty Brats, Giacomo Campeotto, Denmark, 2003*The Fakir ...

14 selected for Rotterdam's VPRO Tiger Awards

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Fourteen films selected for Rotterdam's VPRO Tiger Awards CompetitionThe International Film Festival Rotterdam has selected fourteen films for the VPRO Tiger Awards Competition of its 34th edition which will open next January 26. The Competition line up counts four world premieres, four international premieres and four European premieres. Three titles were supported by the IFFR's Hubert Bals Fund and one title was previously selected as CineMart Project. Three competition titles have been acquir...

Palm Springs Festival line up

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The 16th Annual Palm Springs International Film Festival has announced its roster of 190 films, culled from more than 65 countries for the 2005 Festival. The selection of films for screening includes a total of 80 premieres (14 World, 45 U.S. and 21 North American). Also 41 of the 50 films submitted for consideration in the Best Foreign Language Film category for the Academy Awards will be screened at this year’s Festival, held from January 6-17, 2005. (For a complete list of this year’s ...
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