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All the awards and prizes in Berlin

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The short film awards from the Competition and Panorama sections:INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILMThe International Short Film Jury awards prizes for short films screened in the Competition and Panorama sections.The members of the jury Christine Dollhofer (Austria), Sophie Maintigneux (France) and Vinca Wiedemann (Danmark)award the following prizes: Golden Bear for Best Short Film toUN CARTUS DE KENT SI UN PACHET DE CAFEA Cigarettes and Coffeeby Cristi Puiu Jury Prize, Silver Bear, to the short film...

DFI launching a new industry film portal

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In cooperation with CineGraph and the Hamburgisches Centrum für Filmforschung e.V. and with the support of the other members of the deutscher Kinematheksverbund, the Deutsches Filminstitut – DIF e.V., Frankfurt, is developing a central Internet portal for German film. The project is funded by the Federal Government Commissioner for Cultural and Media Affairs, the German Federal Film Board, the hessen-media program of the Hessian State Government, the Cultural Authority of the Hanseatic City o...

Youkoso Nippon Connection he! (in Frankfurt)

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Welcome to the Nippon Connection Film Festival 2004!Film and culture from Japan: that is Nippon Connection. Taking place in Frankfurt/Main, Germany, the festival is going into its fourth year already. Nippon Connection ranks among the major festivals of its kind, providing its visitors with a range of brand-new feature films and digital productions from one of the most exciting film industries. The program additionally features a wealth of cultural events: workshops and lectures (from classes on...

Ace producers delegation in Berlin

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ACE PRODUCERS ATTENDING…Alphabetical orer Chris CURLINGZephyr Film – UKHelena DANIELSSONHepp Film - SwedenOlivier DELAHAYEOdelion – FranceHand De WEERSEgmond Film & Television – The NetherlandsSol GATTI-PASCUALThe Bureau - UKEmmanuel GIRAUD + Catherine HANNOUNLes Films de la Croisade - France Martin HAGEMANNZero Film – GermanyBernd HELLTHALER Euroarts entertainment - Germany Marcel HOEHNT&C Film – SwitzerlandDariusz JABLONSKI Apple Film – PolandElise JALLADEAUArtcam Intenational ...

Pat Ferns Banff CEO, about the Festival silver anniversary

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BANFF to Celebrate 25th Anniversary with a Salute to CanadaLast week in Ottawa Pat Ferns, president and CEO of the Banff Television Foundation, unveiled the first details on the silver anniversary Banff Television Festival, June 13-17. During the Canadian Film and Television Production Association’s annual conference, Pat Ferns announced that Tuesday, June 15 will be a day of celebrations including a special Salute to Canada during the evening Tribute show. The Salute to Canada will feature th...

Berlinale Special: a new section

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The International Film Festival has created a new series in its Official Programme: the Berlinale Special. In it the latest works of great filmmakers will be screened as well as reshowings of important film works, and productions related to the Festival’s special focuses or to particularly explosive political topics.This year’s series includes three reshowings, the most recent films of master directors Peter Greenaway and Ermanno Olmi, two productions examining the political past, and three ...

Rotterdam awards En Route, The Missing and Summer...

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33rd International Film Festival RotterdamWednesday, January 21 - Sunday, February 1, 2004During the IFFR 2004 Awards Ceremony on Friday, January 30, 2004 in Concert and Congress Centre 'de Doelen' in Rotterdam, the winning films of the 33rd International Film Festival Rotterdam were announced. The three VPRO Tiger Awards were granted to BU JIAN (THE MISSING) by Lee Kang-sheng from Taiwan, UNTERWEGS (EN ROUTE) by Jan Krüger from Germany and the Hubert Bals Fund supported LJETO U ZLATNOJ DOLNINI...

Panorama Dokumente 2004: Politics Alert

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From Woody Harrelson’s gift for green issues and an anarchistic political satire on the WTO to the illumination of politically uncharted regions in Latin America*, from Karmakar’s essay about a forgotten concentration camp in southeast Poland to the growing-up of Palestinian children – from the situation of Iranian women, the homeless in Hollywood, intellectual women on the different sides of wars and conflicts to analytical portraits of culturally relevant artists like Klaus Nomi and The ...

In Berlin: the first 5 revealed

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The opening of the Berlinale is still one month off – yet Festival Director Dieter Kosslick is pleased to be able to announce the first films in the Competition. Five entries are definite and they range “from tragic love story to political psychodrama, from historical thriller to intimate family saga”, as Kosslick explains. The entries are from Germany, Spain, Denmark, Croatia and the USA, and their celebrated directors, such as Romuald Karmakar or Academy Award-winner Ron Howard, are a gu...

Perspektive Deutsches Kino

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In its third year the focus of Perspektive Deutsches Kino on young, innovative cinema “Made in Germany” has become even broader. “This series also allows us to show films which – due to their unusual formats – would not fit into other festivals’ programmes. This year we made four finds of this kind in film schools: Charlotte, Blind, Leise Krieger (Silent Warriors) and Transport”, head of the Perspektive Alfred Holighaus remarked on the selection for the series. In Germany today not...

Against the wind (germany) world premiere

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The Berlinale has now confirmed a second Competition entry from Germany: director Fatih Akin will present the world premiere of his latest film Gegen die Wand (Against the Wall).With his new film, the director – who was born in Hamburg and still lives there – returns to his filmmaking roots and depicts the world of second generation Turkish immigrants. In Gegen die Wand, Akin follows his young protagonist as she desperately attempts to escape from the constraints of her culture. After attemp...

Kinderfilmfest

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The programme of the 27th Kinderfilmfest is now complete, more than two weeks before the festival begins. This year’s Kinderfilmfest competition and the new 14plus competition will include a total of 20 feature films and 19 short film productions from 24 countries. On February 6, 2004 the 27th Kinderfilmfest will be opened by the actor and singer Dominique Horwitz. It will start off with the British film Wondrous Oblivion, whose screening will be attended by its director, Paul Morrison, and it...

Dialogue en perspective - A New Initiative at the Berlinale

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At the 54th Berlin International Film Festival a further component has been established for promoting cultural understanding between Germany and France.In cooperation with the Franco-German Youth Office (DFJW) and the Berlin International Film Festival, the French channel TV 5 is initiating the prize Dialogue en perspective for an outstanding work screened in the Berlinale's Perspektive Deutsches Kino. Founded just three years ago, this section presents innovative new cinema from Germany and foc...

The Santa Barbara full program

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Opening NightValentin2002 Argentina/The Netherlands 79 min 35mm Dir Alejandro AgrestiArgentina's Foreign Language Film Academy® submission. After the bitter separation of his parents and living with his eccentric grandmother, the life of a young boy begins to change in sweetly unanticipated ways when he opens up to the last in a long line of potential stepmothers. Director and cast to attend.Fri 1/30, 7:00pm GRAClosing NightReckoning, The2003 UK 110 min 35mm Dir Paul McGuigan This murder myst...

Big Sky Documentary Film Festival line up

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The 2004 Big Sky Documentary Film Festival will be held at the recently-restored Roxy Theater in downtown Missoula February 20-25, 2004. The festival will showcase 75 non-fiction films from all styles, formats and production dates, from the most innovative and timely new films to classics and rare historic works. "We are honored to show some of the best non-fiction films from around the world," said festival director Doug Hawes-Davis. "With over 500 entries, it was no easy task to choose this ye...

the miracle of Bern scores in London

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Major success for THE MIRACLE OF BERN (DAS WUNDER VON BERN) in LondonThe Export-Union opened the sixth Festival of German Cinema in London withTHE MIRACLE OF BERN/DAS WUNDER VON BERN (27 November to 4 December 2003).The British cinemagoers were not put off by the legend of the Germanfootball victory . At a sold-out performance, director Sönke Wortmann andthe main actors Peter Lohmeyer and Louis Klamroth answered the questionsfrom an enthusiastic audience who were just as interested in the film'...

The Miracle of Bern scores in London

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Major success for THE MIRACLE OF BERN (DAS WUNDER VON BERN) in LondonThe Export-Union opened the sixth Festival of German Cinema in London withTHE MIRACLE OF BERN/DAS WUNDER VON BERN (27 November to 4 December 2003).The British cinemagoers were not put off by the legend of the Germanfootball victory . At a sold-out performance, director Sönke Wortmann andthe main actors Peter Lohmeyer and Louis Klamroth answered the questionsfrom an enthusiastic audience who were just as interested in the film'...

Berlin releases first 5 selected

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BERLINALE COMPETITION 2004: FIVE ENTRIES ALREADY CONFIRMED The opening of the Berlinale is still more than two months off – yet Festival Director Dieter Kosslick is pleased to be able to announce the first films in the Competition. Five entries are definite and they range “from tragic love story to political psychodrama, from historical thriller to intimate family saga”, as Kosslick explains. The entries are from Germany, Spain, Denmark, Croatia and the USA, and their celebrated director...

Havana awards to Suite Havana and more fipresci prizes

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Havana and Bratislawa critics prizes:At the International Festival of New Latin-American Cinema(Havana, Cuba, December 2-12, 2003) the Prize of the International Critics(FIPRESCI PRIZE) has been awarded to "Suite Havana" (Suite Habana) by Fernando Pérez (Cuba/Spain 2003)"For its courageous vision of Havana's daily life and its artistic and powerful use of images and sounds". The jury has been composed ofCarlos Brandao, Brazil, presidentJan Schulz-Ojala, Germany Jorge Letelier, Chile Boriana Mat...

IFCT Fest : High Tech under the snow

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International Festival for Cinema and Technology began its 4-day run in the screening room of New York’s Remote Lounge last Saturday. The Remote Lounge is the futuristic East Village bar that is scattered with 50 some odd mini video cams and microphones. Patrons can sit down at control station tables and edit their own live reality t.v. show by flicking between cameras and even tele-flirt with someone in another part of the bar. On face of it, this would seem to be the perfect venue for a fest...

2003 Milagro Award Winners

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Best of the Fest Since Otar LeftJulie Bertuccelli, France/Belgium, 102 min. Best ShortSimone's Labyrinth Ivan Sainz Pardo-Lange, Germany, 15 min.Best Short Honorable MentionBlackwater ElegyMatthew Porter and Joe O'Brien, USA, 19 min. Best DocumentaryLustron: The House America's Been Waiting ForEd Moore, Bill Kubota and Bill Ferehawk, USA, 58 min. Best Independent Spirit Tie: Break a Leg Monika Mitchell, USA, 97 min. Virgin Deborah Kampmeier, USA, 108 min. Best Creative Spirit Jon E. Edwards...

Good Bye Lenin wins 4 at EFA

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THE WINNERS OF THE EUROPEAN FILM AWARDS 2003 were announced December 6 in a celebration of European film uniting filmmakers, film fans and film students from across Europe for the 16th European Film Awards at Berlin's Arena. Absolute favorite in view of massive european box office success for a german film Good Bye Lenin took 4 home, much to the surprise of the director and Main actor Daniel Bruehl.4 awards include best eurpean film, best director, best actor, best actress.(What's missing Lenin?...

25 years of German cinema at MOMA

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KINO's jubilee event in 2003:25 years of German Cinema in the Museum of Modern Art in New YorkBig round of applause for ROSENSTRASSE at the opening and a substantial increase in admissions for KINO 2003On the occasion of KINO's 25th jubilee, the Export-Union of German Cinema and the Museum of Modern Art opened the season of German films (6-16 November 2003) with the Venice prize-winner ROSENSTRASSE in the presence of director Margarethe von Trotta, co-author Pamela Katz and the lead actress Mari...

Next Kim Ki-Duk selected for next Cinemart (Rotterdam)

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Forty-seven film projects have been selected for the 21st CineMart, the first and largest co-production market worldwide, to be held January 25 - 29, 2004 as part of the 33rd edition of the International Film Festival Rotterdam.CineMart director Ido Abram: "With this promising line up of film projects by established film-makers as well as projects by new talents from all continents, we are looking forward to a very strong 21st CineMart. We feel that this selection connects extremely well with th...

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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