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Dias de Santiago wins at Kerala

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Films from Peru and Philippines win top honours 9th International Film Festival of Kerala 2004 awardsThe Peruvian film “Dias de Santiago” by Josue Mendez was judged best feature film at 9th International Film Festival of Kerala 2004 (Dec 10-17, 2004).The Filipino director Mark Meily was declared as the best director for his film “Crying Ladies”.This film also won the award for the best Asian film constituted by Network for the Promotion of Asian Cinema (NETPAC).The festival showed more ...

Dias de Santiago wins at Kerala

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Films from Peru and Philippines win top honours 9th International Film Festival of Kerala 2004 awardsThe Peruvian film “Dias de Santiago” by Josue Mendez was judged best feature film at 9th International Film Festival of Kerala 2004 (Dec 10-17, 2004).The Filipino director Mark Meily was declared as the best director for his film “Crying Ladies”.This film also won the award for the best Asian film constituted by Network for the Promotion of Asian Cinema (NETPAC).The festival showed more ...

Dancing In Park City

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2005 Sundance Film Festival Announces ProgramThe Sundance Institute has announced the slate of films for the 2005 Sundance Film Festival. New this year will be the inaugural World Cinema Competition, which brings more of an international focus on this once only US independent film Festival. The 2005 Sundance Film Festival will take place January 20–30, 2005, in Park City, Utah, USA. This Film Festival is the premier showcase for American independent film, is an important new platform for i...

Palm Springs Fest unveils 2005 festival

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PALM SPRINGS INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVALUnveils Outstanding 2005 FestivalPalm Springs International Film Festival now in it’s 16th year has unveiled the program set for the January Festival. With a wonderful array of 190 films, from over an amazing 65 countries for this prestigious 2005 Festival. This is a dynamic presentation of 79 premieres (14 World, 45 U.S. and 20 North American). Also of the 50 films submitted for consideration in the Best Foreign Language Film category for the Academy...

Kinderfilmfest the Berlinale’s youth film competition

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Somewhere between a case of the butterflies and fourteen sucks In its second year, the Berlinale’s youth film competition 14plus is again heading for a great start with a fantastic programme. “The success of the new competition was awesome“, section head Thomas Hailer exclaimed, “and we’re eager to put all our energies into making this one even better.” As well as the Children’s Jury and the Youth Jury, the 28th Kinderfilmfest’s International Jury has also been appointed: Sayoko ...

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...

Miami International Film Festival Announces Program

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The Miami International Film Festival (MIFF), presented by Miami Dade College (MDC), announced today the full schedule of films for the 22nd annual Festival to be held February 4-13, 2005.118 Films—87 Features and 31 Shorts—from 47 Countries Highlight 2005 FestivalIncluding 7 World Premieres, 15 International, North American& U.S. Premieres, and 33 East Coast PremieresUnveiled today for the 2005 program were 118 films from 47 countries, including 7 World Premieres, 15 International, North Am...

Rio short film fest awards

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RIO DE JANEIRO INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILM FESTIVAL – CURTA CINEMA 2004AWARDS LISTINTERNATIONAL COMPETITIONJury: Ana Luiza Azevedo, Jean-Claude Bernardet & Rafael Maluenda. Grand Prize of the Rio de Janeiro International Short Film FestivalDienorastis (Diary), by Oksana Burajadocumentary, 25’, color, Beta SP, Lithuania, 2003* the grand prize will also receive $2000 USD (two thousand dollars)Special Jury AwardL’Evangile du Cochon Creole (Gospel of the Creole Pig), by Michelange Quayfiction, 18...

47 film projects selected for CineMart 2005 in Rotterdam

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34th International Film Festival RotterdamJanuary 26 - February 6, 2005Forty-seven film projects have been selected for the 22nd CineMart, the first and largest co-production market worldwide, to be held January 30 - February 3, 2005 as part of the 34th edition of the International Film Festival Rotterdam.CineMart director Ido Abram: 'The record number of 539 entries provided us with a good overview of the current, very lively market situation for small and medium budget films. The overall high ...

Ocean 12 to open Bahamas inaugural

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BAHAMAS INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL TO OPEN INAUGURAL FESTIVAL WITHPRESTIGIOUS INTERNATIONAL PREMIERE The Bahamas International Film Festival (BIFF) will kick off its inaugural event on Thursday, December 9 with Steven Soderbergh’s eagerly awaited OCEAN’S TWELVE starring Brad Pitt, Catherine Zeta-Jones, George Clooney, Julia Roberts, Matt Damon, Andy Garcia, Bernie Mac, Don Cheadle, Peter Fonda, Casey Affleck, and Scott Caan. Steven Soderbergh was discovered on the film festival circuit an...

EFA nominees compete for best from Europe

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NOMINATIONS FOR THE EUROPEAN FILM AWARDS 2004:EUROPEAN FILM 2004ETT HÅL I MITT HJÄRTA (A Hole In My Heart), Sweden/Denmarkdirected by Lukas Moodyssonproduced by Memfis Film, Zentropa, Film I Väst, SVT, Nordic Film- & TV FundGEGEN DIE WAND (Head-On), Germanydirected by Fatih Akinproduced by Wüste Filmproduktion /Corazon International /NDR /ARTELA MALA EDUCACIÓN (Bad Education), Spaindirected by Pedro Almodóvarproduced by El Deseo D.A., S.L.U.LES CHORISTES (The Chorus), France/Switzerlanddir...

Sundance announces its program mostly fresh & indie

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Sundance Institute presents the 2005 Sundance Film Festival, an exhibition of work that showcases the best of independent cinema. Each year the programming staff views thousands of submissions to select the most exciting and innovative works for the Festival.The Sundance Institute announced the lineup of films for the 2005 Sundance Film Festival. The films listed below make up the Independent Feature Film Competition, inaugural World Cinema Competition, Premieres, Park City at Midnight, American...

Bahamas impressive and eclectic line up

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FIRST ANNUAL BAHAMAS INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL ANNOUNCES LINE-UP The first annual Bahamas International Film Festival (BIFF) rolls out December 9-12, 2004. Over four days, BIFF will play host to a combination of industry professionals, filmmakers, celebrity guests, visitors and the local community. The Festival will present more than 75 films in a wide range of special sections: an International Competition, a selection of cinema’s “New Visions,” a World Cinema showcase, a Caribbean S...

River to River Florence Indian Fest program

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PROGRAMME RIVER TO RIVER. FLORENCE INDIAN FILM FESTIVAL 2004WEDNESDAY DECEMBER 8Cinema Hall16.30 Chameli, Sudhir Mishra, hindi-english&italian subt., 105’, col., 35mm., India, 2003All in one night: a stock market agent crosses his road with the one of a prostitute.18.30 Bollywood Remixed, Herbert Krill, hindi&english-english subt., 77’, col., Betacam, Austria-Germany, 2003 Faces, stories, visions and sounds of Bollywood.After the film, Q&A with Herbert Krill20.30 Waisa bhi hota hai-Shit Hap...

15th Stockholm International Film Festival Kicks Off

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It is hard to believe that the Stockholm International Film Festival, November 18-28, is already at year 15, and to celebrate, the festival will be showing some of the favorite films from past years and former recipients of the "Stockholm Bronze Horse" award. The horse evolved from the handpainted replicas from Dalecarlia in the heart of Sweden, a suitable icon given a somber spin by the festival. Past Bronze Horse winners include Reservoir Dogs and Pulp Fiction by Quentin Tarantino (parts of ...

Izmir Short invites Signes de Nuit Festival

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After the invitation of the Festival SIGNES DE NUIT to the EUROPEAN FILM FESTIVAL in Turkey, where the festival has presented a programme of about 6 hours in the towns of Ankara (2/10/2004), Bursa (9/10/2004) et Izmir (16/10/2004)The festival is back in Turkey, this time invited by the 5th INTERNATIONAL IZMIR SHORT FILM FESTIVALhttp://www.signesdenuit.com/R_A/Izmir.htmlhttp://www.izmirkisafilm.orgThe ScreeningSarah Darmon : Ink / France 1999 / Super 8 / 0h06Khadida Boughriet : Le Palais / Algeri...

Fipresci prizes at recent festival

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The Prize of the International Criticsat the Festivals of Vienna, London, Valladolid, Kiev, Geneva, CottbusVienna (Austria, October 15-27, 2004). Prize, ex aequo: "Los Muertos" by Lisandro Alonso (Argentina, 2004), and "Down to the Bone" by Debra Granik (USA, 2004). Jury: Dana Linssen, The Netherlands, Gabe Klinger, US, H.C. Leitich, Austria. London (UK, October 20 - November 4, 2004). Prize: "Aaltra" by Benoit Delépine and Gustave Kervern (Belgium, 2003). Jury: Michel Ciment, France, Ernesto G...

Nordic Film Days Lübeck awards

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46. Nordische Filmtage Lübeck / 46th Nordic Film Days LübeckNovember 7, 2004Eight prizes and a number of Special Mentions were awarded at the 46th Nordic Film Days Lübeck, which attracted 18,000 viewers during the three-and-a-half day festival from November 4th to 7th, 2004. The top award, the NDR Promotion Prize endowed with 12,500 euros and bought for broadcast by the NDR television station, went to the black-and-white, very black comedy ILLUSIVE TRACKS / SKENBART, directed by Peter Dalle f...

Christie's Vice President EMEA : Dale Miller,

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Christie is a global leader in the manufacture of visual solutions for business, entertainment and industry.Interview with Dale Miller, Vice President EMEA at recent SATIS french trade show.Terms like d-cinema and e-cinema are often over-used and have lost some of their meaning. Christie became the first licensee of DLP Cinema technology IN 2000, the only digital display technology currently endorsed by Hollywood and the first to develop a 2K digital cinema projector using this technology for di...

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...

The Filmfestival Cottbus opens

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14TH FILMFESTIVAL COTTBUS GALA EUROPEAN OPENING AT THE FESTIVAL FOR EAST EUROPEAN CINEMA IN THE STAATSTHEATERThe Prime-Minister of the State of Brandenburg and the festival patron, Matthias Platzeck, will open the 14th FilmFestival Cottbus – Festival of East European Cinema on November 2 in the Staatstheater Cottbus. The opening programme consists of the world premiere of three films from the series entitled EUROPE’S OLD NEW FACES / VON DEN SOCKELN, a co-production by Rundfunk Berlin-Branden...

A new Festival of German Film Heritage in Hamburg

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The 1st International Festival of German Film HeritageincorporatingThe 17th International Film History Conference 13 – 21 November 2004 in HamburgIn close collaboration with international scholars and archives, CineGraph and Bundesarchiv-Filmarchiv have developed a new concept for their traditional conference, expanding it into a Festival of German Film Heritage. Apart from exploring new and forgotten areas of film history, the festival will provide a prominent showcase for archives which pres...

The festival of Leipzig for Documentaries

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There are documentaries and documentaries! The festival of Leipzig was an example that today, more than ever; the interest of the public in documentaries is growing. In Germany, as in the rest of Europe, more than 10 documentaries are being shown this year in ordinary cinemas.. The festival illustrated this interest very well. The public was young and the cinemas were (over) crowded. In one of the workshops it was stated that these documentaries are a response to the mainstream productions see...

New York Film and Video Festival returns to Manhattan

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The New York International Independent Film and Video Festival (NYIIFVF) proudly returns to Manhattan for eleven days of screenings, premieres, performances, panels and parties. The festivities kick off on November 11th at 7 p.m. with an opening night party at Club Spirit (530 West 27th Street) and runs through November 21st at the Village East Cinema (181 2nd Ave at 12th Street). The festival, which is now recognized as the largest event on the independent circuit, will showcase more than 350 f...

Program for Stockholm International Film Festival 2004!

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The festival program of the 15th Stockholm International Film Festival offers 170 films from more than 40 nations, divided into fourteen sections. The party begins on the 18th of November. We are proud to present this year¹s program! Stockholm XV CompetitionThe competition for directors making either their debut, second or third film offers innovative, thought-provoking productions by new sharp talents from all over the world. Half of the films entered in this year¹s competition are directed b...
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